The U.S.is eager to expel IS from Raqqa and sees the Syrian Kurds, who are among the most effective fighters in the country, as the best placed force for the task. Turkey slammed the USA decision to arm the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara considers terrorists but which Washington sees as an indispensable ally in the fight against IS.
That loyalty has strained Trump's relationship with Flynn's replacement, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Politico reported . The President was responding to multiple reports that Comey wrote a memo detailing a conversation in which Trump asked him to "let this go" in regard to Flynn.
After he was sacked, Trump reportedly tried to get former FBI Director James Comey to drop the investigation into the ex-general. Rep. Jason Chaffetz said in a tweet Wednesday that he still hasn't spoken with Comey about testifying.
Former FBI Director Robert Mueller will be at front of a special council tasked with investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. WASHINGTON (AP ) - President Donald Trump denounced the appointment of a special counsel to investigate his campaign's ties with Russia Thursday, repeatedly calling it an unprecedented "witch hunt" that "hurts our country terribly".
The Washington Post reported Trump shared "code-word information" - one of the highest classification levels - about terror threats. Israel's top-selling newspaper Yediot Aharonot reported in January that Israeli intelligence officials had been told in a meeting with U.S.
Criminally speaking, obstructing justice applies to a variety of scenarios - like threatening a juror, retaliating against a witness, or impeding a grand jury proceeding - and Trump's alleged request would not fit neatly into any of them, legal experts said.
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that at least 15 civilians and 27 pro-government fighters had died in the dawn attack on Aqareb and Al-Mabujeh. Control of central Hama province is divided between Syria's government, rebel forces and IS, which is present mostly in the east of the area. IS faces pressure in northern Syria, where an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters is preparing an assault on its bastion Raqa city.
Despite initially opposing appointment of an independent counsel, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that the development "helps assure people and the Justice Department that they're going to go do their jobs independently and thoroughly, which is what we've called for all along".
Trump's main guest at last week's meeting was Lavrov, the leading promoter of Russian foreign policies that are often sharply at odds with USA aims in Syria and Europe. The report claims Trump shared a USA ally's closely guarded intelligence on ISIS with the Russian ambassador and the foreign minister. A second address in Israel, which local newspapers reported would take place at the ancient archeological site of Masada, was moved indoors to a museum.
The White House has played down the importance and secrecy of the information Trump gave to the Russians, which had been supplied by Israel under an intelligence-sharing agreement. Mr Trump said on national television last week that the Russian investigation, which he says is an attempt by Democrats to save face following an embarrassing electoral defeat, was a consideration in making the decision to can Mr Comey.
The divided city of Jerusalem , where Donald Trump was planning to move the United States embassy to Israel. She added that the army had not been involved in the shooting of Shamsa, and that "it may possibly be from the Israeli, but the incident is under review".
Trump emphatically said "no" when asked during a joint news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in the White House's East Room. Calls for the Russia probe to be placed in independent hands intensified this week following reports that Trump urged Comey to reel back its investigation of Michael Flynn, the national security advisor fired for not telling the truth about contacts he had with the Russian ambassador to Washington before Trump took power.
David Wright further believes that North Korea's ICBM fired from the hermit state would take a little over half an hour to reach San Francisco, while Markus Schiller points that Kim could strike Seattle and Los Angeles in less than 30 minutes from launch.
The party won 232 seats in the 2015 election. The Scottish Labour leader used a speech in Glasgow to reach out to voters who do not support plans for a second independence referendum and those who are "fed up with Nicola Sturgeon's refusal to get on with the day job".
The White House on Tuesday sought to tamp down the controversy with national security adviser HR McMaster telling reporters that what the president shared with the Russian officials "was wholly appropriate to that conversation and is consistent with the routine sharing of information between the president and any leaders with whom he's engaged".
Saudi Arabia backs Trump's efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and also agrees with the U.S. on "confronting Iran's aggressive policies and its support for terrorism", he said. World leaders, however, are less likely to be interested in the details of Trump's political woes than they are keen to gauge the impact of his "America First" policies on their nations, regions and alliances.
Immigration: the great debateSkillClear: Navigating UK immigration to secure the best overseas talentThe migration advisory committee (MAC) publishes "Review of Tier 2'CBI Director-General: "The Conservative manifesto has an Achilles heel.its blunt approach to immigration " But Carolyn Fairbairn, director-general of the Confederation of British Industry , said: "With the world watching, now is the time to send a clear signal that the UK is open for business".
South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who took office last week, has campaigned on a more moderate approach toward the North but he has said it must change its attitude of insisting on arms development before dialogue can be possible. The most noteworthy of the remarks made by Hong on May 17 were what he said about the THAAD missile defense system, which is being deployed with U.S.
Top military commanders announced they were sending 2,000 national guardsmen and 600 troopers from special operation forces to Tachira, a mountainous state along Venezuela's border with Colombia where Guerrero and two others have been killed during protests since Monday.
At least two people have died in renewed clashes between protesters and police in Venezuela . Luis Alviarez, 18, was killed during protests in the volatile western state, according to the state ombudsman's office, which did not give more details.
After the 2017 inauguration, Falwell said that the president offered him the position of secretary of education, but he declined to accept it. In a pointed moment of his address Saturday, Trump remarked that worshipping God is "why our elected officials put their hands on the Bible and say "so help me God" as they take the oath of office".
Burr noted later Thursday , though, that it's possible Flynn has not yet definitively decided whether he will comply with the subpoena or not. The senators also want details on any financial assets or real estate holding tied to Russia and a broader list of meetings between any Trump campaign aides and Russians.
However, under Japanese law, he is expected to serve until his death. Japanese Emperor Akihito waves to well-wishers on his 83rd birthday, his first since voicing a desire to abdicate. FILE - In this January 2, 2017, file photo, Japan's Emperor Akihito waves to well-wishers from the palace balcony during a New Year's public appearance with his family members at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo .
Democratic Party operatives, McClatchy reported , acknowledged that they were caught off guard by how fast impeachment became a relevant issue and said that they now fear the political blowback that could occur if it's not handled correctly.
The Treasurer was unrepentant when speaking about the new tax, which he admits will be used for budget fix after he was forced to dump more than $13 billion of "zombie" savings measures from the 2014 federal budget that had failed to pass the parliament.
The unseemly incident is adding to U.S. The biggest dispute between Turkey and the USA recently has been the Trump administration's plans to arm Kurdish Syrian militants fighting the Islamic State group. Senator John McCain, a Republican, urged the Trump administration to expel the Turkish ambassador over the incident. In response, Turkish officials told their United States counterparts that they reserved the right to step up military action against the YPG in Syria.
He also highlighted the "very, very strong recommendation" he got from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Russian Federation has been at the heart of Trump's recent string of controversies, but Putin's government has repeatedly brushed off the suggestion that it has had any role to play in the drama.
On Tuesday, U.S. national security adviser H.R. McMaster doubled down on his statements about a Washington Post report released Monday, where he called the story premise "false". Aides in the White House were "furious" after photos from the meeting were tweeted by the Russian embassy in the United States even before the White House told reporters that Kislyak, the ambassador who is well known as a Russian spy, was in the meeting.
Television news broadcasts led on the impact on the hospitals, while the opposition Labour Party said Prime Minister Theresa May's response the crisis had been poor and that her Conservative government had failed to invest enough in the health service.
Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Stuart Jones said in a statement . Additionally, the Treasury Department said the sanctions waiver "does not diminish the United States's resolve to continue countering Iran's destabilizing activity in the region..." Rouhani has gone further, vowing to end all remaining sanctions still imposed for human-rights abuses, ballistic missile tests and terrorism support.
Mueller was granted broad investigatory powers, which could encompass looking into whether Trump obstructed justice by asking Comey to drop his investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Only after Rosenstein was in place did the Trump team move ahead. The Washington Post reported Monday that in Trump's meeting with the Russians, he shared highly-classified intelligence on ISIS.
After Enda Kenny's resignation as Fine Gael leader and the race beginning for a new taoiseach, the Finance Minister said he did not want to be considered for another cabinet job and would not stand again for the Dail. I have made this decision after consultation with my constituents, Fine Gael members and drawing on my experience within the party over the last decade.
However, a row erupted Tuesday over USA policy toward Israel days ahead of a visit by President Donald Trump, with fresh questions raised over the White House's approach to the ultra-sensitive status of Jerusalem. "Several agreements will be signed, whether political agreements... and big economic agreements", he said. Oklahoma country music star Toby Keith is performing his first concert in Saudi Arabia.
The ultra-conservative cleric, Ebrahim Raisi, is in second place with 27% of the votes, while the Mayor of Tehran, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, is in third place with 25%. Iran's president broadly manages domestic affairs while the actual head of state is the Supreme Leader, now Ayatollah Khomeini, who has constitutional authority over everything in the country, including the armed forces, foreign policy, and the judiciary.
Nico Marley is the son of Rohan Marley, one of Bob's many children (the exact number has been debated for a long time). Marley was a four-year starter in college, becoming Tulane's all-time leader in tackles for loss with 50 1/2. The team also signed cornerback Tevin Homer and tight end Manassah Garner. Rohan says weed isn't really Nico's thing - plus, he can always wait until AFTER his National Football League career to partake in the herbals.
The Oversight Committee inquiries are separate from a new probe to be led by special counsel Robert Mueller, another ex-FBI director. Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he will resign from Congress on June 30, raising questions about the probe of President Donald Trump's ties to Russian Federation.
An 18-year-old girl who was walking on the pavement with her 13-year-old sister was fatally injured. U.S. Navy records show Rojas enlisted in September 2011 and was based in IL and Florida, working as an electrician's mate fireman apprentice.
A DoD official told Voice of America that the strikes were "not a change in policy but [an] instance of [a] commander on the ground's decision for force protection". The area has been a source of tensions as both government forces and US -backed rebels advance there. The US-backed Maghaweer al-Thawra rebel faction said the convoy was 27km (17 miles) away and contained four tanks.
Later in the day, he told ABC News' David Muir it "hurts our country terribly" while at a press conference with the Colombian president, he said "I respect the move". In a statement, Rosenstein said he had made a decision to hand off the high-profile inquiry to a figure outside the normal government chain of command, including the White House, "in order for the American people to have full confidence in the outcome".
Now there is an opening. "This isn't malicious, but I can't have all the good sides and then say there's a cap of 100,000 or 200,000 European Union citizens, more aren't allowed into Britain - perhaps researchers as well, but no others, please", Merkel said.