It's unclear what Trump meant when he tweeted about "tapes" on Friday morning. Critics have assailed Trump for abruptly dismissing Comey, who was leading the agency's investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election, and possible ties between Moscow and the Trump presidential campaign.
His challenger, conservative former prosecutor Ebrahim Raisi , received 10 million votes, while the other two candidates did not break through the 1 million mark. The two other candidates, Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim and Mostafa Hashemitaba, are trailing behind with 297,276 and 139,331 votes, respectively. Rouhani gained a reprieve this week when Washington agreed to continue waiving nuclear-related sanctions, keeping the deal on track for now.
On Friday morning, hours ahead of his departure, he reasserted his "America First" vision of worldwide affairs. Trump's every word, action and tweet will be under the microscope. The kingdom has arranged a dizzying schedule of events for the two days Trump will be in town - inviting figures as varied as Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir , Bret Baier , a host on the Fox News Channel that is popular with Trump and his supporters, and American country singer Toby Keith, who is to perform ...
The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington , D.C., represents the nation's dairy manufacturing and marketing industries and their suppliers with a membership of almost 525 companies within a $125-billion a year industry. "Furthermore, Canada and Mexico are the United States' top trading partners and empirical evidence shows that all three countries reap significant economic benefits from the relationship".
It would be, in other words, a victory for everyone. In 1992, US presidential candidate Ross Perot famously predicted "a giant sucking sound" as American jobs migrated south across the border. That's a net loss of 15,000 jobs a year - a mere rounding error in a country with 145 million jobs. The renegotiation provides the Trump Administration with a unique opportunity to reset the US trade agenda, according to National Farmers Union (NFU).
Jaitley said tax on gold and precious metals will be taken up at the next meeting of the Council on June 3. "The net effect of Goods and Services Tax will not be inflationary", Jaitley said on Friday after the GST meeting. Aerated drinks and cars will be in 28 per cent bracket. "It needs to be appreciated that telecom is a necessity and an extremely important infrastructure service and resource and thus deserves more sensitive treatment", said Uday Pimprikar, Tax Partner, EY India.
Congressmen like John McCain (R-AZ) are demanding a decisive response to the Turkish officials' actions. 'We are communicating our concern to the Turkish government in the strongest possible terms, ' said Heather Nauert, a State Department spokeswoman.
The minister made this known while addressing State House correspondents after the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council Presided over by the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo. The signing was the climax of the PEBEC meeting at the Conference Hall of the Presidential Villa meant to engage government officials who would be implementing the orders and the new instructions.
Mr. Hu's advocacy for globalisation dovetails with remarks by the Chinese President Xi Jinping , who told reporters on Monday, at the end of the two-day Belt and Road Forum, which he hosted, that the BRI would promote an open world economy, rebalance globalisation and work toward trade liberalisation.
Central Intelligence Agency to assassinate Kim Jong-un, suggesting that Pyongyang may be especially sensitive about the possibility of ongoing U.S. intelligence operations within the country. On Friday, North Korea accused USA and South Korean agents of plotting to kill its Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un. North Korea on Friday accused the USA and South Korean spy agencies of an unsuccessful assassination attempt on Kim Jong Un.
A member of Hong's delegation, who requested anonymity, also quoted Tillerson as saying that the USA meant it when it said it seeks no regime change, no invasion of the North and it will guarantee the North's system. Kim accused the council of playing "to the tune of the USA again" and protested the Trump administration's demand for countries to choose allegiance between the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, his country's official name.
Chaffetz, a Utah Republican who had just started his fifth term in Congress, used his post as chair of the oversight committee to doggedly investigate Hillary Clinton before the 2016 presidential election and raise his political profile. It will be interesting to see if Republican Reps. But the 50-year-old Utah Republican said this week that he's stepping aside from Congress next month during the prime of his career and just as his committee was poised to investigate President Donald Trump's ...
Legacy Private Trust Co.'s holdings in QUALCOMM were worth $235,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. BKS Advisors LLC bought a new stake in QUALCOMM during the third quarter worth $176,000. Shares of QUALCOMM, Inc. The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 21st. This is a positive change from QUALCOMM's previous quarterly dividend of $0.53.
Russian Federation and Syria have condemned the airstrikes, saying the "brazen" attacks violate the Arab country's sovereignty and show Washington's claims of fighting terrorism are false. The Trump administration, in a break with practice under President Barack Obama , has quickly moved to shift responsibility for tactical decisions on a range of issues from the White House to the military.
The North claimed the rocket was capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, although there are doubts whether the country could build a warhead small enough to fit into a missile. All 15 members of the U.N. Security Council, the world organization's most powerful body, this week called the launch a violation of existing sanctions and vowed to take new measures, including additional sanctions.
Officer Shelby was stone-faced as the verdict was read out after more than eight hours of jury deliberations. "Police officers are going to continue to try and protect our community". Shelby also said she feared Crutcher was under the influence of PCP, a powerful hallucinogenic known as Angel Dust. The Tulsa Police Department will hold a press conference at 10:00am on Thursday.
Libya has been wracked by chaos since the 2011 revolt that toppled and killed longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi, with rival militias and authorities vying for control of the oil-rich country. They were attacked by a brigade from the western city of Misrata known as the Third Force, which previously controlled the base and is nominally aligned with the United Nations -backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli.
In fact, during Trump's campaign he stated, "If I win, I am going to instruct my Attorney General to get a special prosecutor to look into your (Hillary Clinton) situation because there has never been so many lies, so much deception". Mueller will have broad powers and authority to prosecute any crimes he uncovers. The White House denies the accusation. Donald Trump broke a lengthy Twitter silence on Thursday morning to respond to last night's appointment by Deputy Attorney General Rod ...
As that example illustrates, however, firing Mueller nearly surely would escalate Trump's political problems, not solve them. Like Starr and Fitzgerald before him, Mueller will be asking White House officials to give depositions. John Cornyn of Texas, both Republicans; Alice Fisher, the former head of the Justice Department's criminal division; and Michael Garcia, a former US attorney from Manhattan.
Cooler air hangs around for Thursday along with a few showers too. A few storms could be strong to severe; large hail and damaging winds would be the main threats. Southeast wind 5 to 9 miles per hour. Fair to partly cloudy skies will continue Friday night with lows back in the mid to upper 60's. Highs will only get to 73-80 area-wide thanks to the clouds and rain .
I believe it". It says the president then told Russia's foreign minister and ambassador that he "faced great pressure because of Russian Federation". Spicer did not dispute the Times account of the Oval Office meeting between Trump, Lavrov and Kislyak, which took place the day after Comey's sudden firing shook Washington D.C.
And funding for the most vulnerable students and their families would be undercut in multiple ways under the draft budget. The CFPB says 1.2 million student-loan borrowers have defaulted in the past year and 90 percent of the highest-risk borrowers are not enrolled in affordable repayment plans, even though student-loan companies are supposed to inform borrowers about them.
The 27-year-old Sobral was a virtual unknown before his triumph in Kiev, but around 2,000 jubilant fans cheered his arrival at Lisbon's airport. "If I can help to bring some change to music, I will be really joyful". "We aren't the only winners this evening.!" Bulgaria came in second place with 615 points and Moldova came in third with 374 points. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday cancelled his planned appearance at the Eurovision Song Contest final in Kiev after a ...
Despite the appointment of a special prosecutor, lawmakers say congressional investigations will still continue into possible Trump campaign ties with Russian Federation. A special counsel is empowered to conduct the investigation independent of the Justice Department hierarchy, with a dedicated staff of his choosing.
Opposition activists accuse the country's President Nicolas Maduro of mismanagement that has led to a deep economic crisis in the country and call for an early election. "The global community needs to say "respect the human rights of your people" or this is going to go in the direction we've seen so many others go". On Thursday, several thousand demonstrators once again disrupted life in Caracas and other cities with protests that ended in clashes with security forces firing tear gas and ...
Jonah Hull of Al Jazeerareported from Tehran that large crowd numbers at the polls "would tend to favor the moderate reformist side of President Rouhani, and anything less than 60% would spell trouble for him". "We are still not pleased with the situation, but in the four years of Rouhani there has been a relative improvement and I'm voting to keep that", said Alireza Nikpour, a 40-year-old photographer in Tehran .
But he added, "I wrote it". President Donald Trump meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov last Wednesday. "Moreover, the White House has not ruled out the possibility of using the rule to challenge Mueller's findings in court, should the investigation lead to prosecution".
The Times does not report what else may have been in the document, which would appear to have been classified. Even if the Justice Department granted a waiver, the White House would consider using the ethics rule to create doubt about Mueller's ability to do his job fairly, the sources said.
A strong chief of staff or White House Counsel's Office would have insisted on a well-prepared and carefully defended process to remove the FBI director if that were necessary - and would have counseled against doing it at all while the director was ramping up an investigation of Trump's campaign.
Speaking ahead of an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council following North Korea's latest missile test at the weekend, Haley said she believed the United States and others would agree with North Korea's neighbor and ally China on how to respond to the launch .
It's been publicly known for almost a year that US special operations forces operate out of the base, near where the borders of Jordan, Iraq and Syria meet, training Syrian rebels in their fight against Islamic State militants. Describing the hours-long event as an "escalation-of-force situation", the official said it did not signal a strategic shift for the coalition, which remains focused on fighting IS group.
The protest group included Armenian and Kurdish activists opposed to Erdogan, two of whom were arrested in the immediate aftermath. Washington and Ankara are bitterly at odds over United States support for the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria, a group that Turkey considers a front for banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) separatists.
The treaty needs to be updated to address intellectual property rights, regulatory practices, state-owned enterprises, and environmental issues. During his election campaign, President Trump pledged to renegotiate the deal, calling it a "job killer".
Chancellor Philip Hammond said: "There is a £58 billion black hole in Jeremy Corbyn's manifesto - and it will be paid for by every single family in the country with higher taxes and more debt". Yesterday, the Labour Party published its full manifesto for the upcoming General Election on June 8. Questioned about policy issues, Mr Gething said Labour was "appalled" that the Conservatives were planning to abandon the "triple lock" guarantee on pensions, and claimed working people were ...
Participants in the Leaders Roundtable of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation adopted a joint communique. The South Asian nation - the world's fastest growing major economy and Asia's third biggest - chose not to attend the gathering, where China laid out its plan to connect almost 70 countries through a series of global trade pacts, inspired by the ancient Silk Road trading route.
Weiner comes in second in a bid for the Democratic nomination for mayor of New York City. The charge carries a potential sentence of up to 10 years in prison, but could involve no jail time depending on the determination of a judge. The investigation into his exchanges with the teenage girl also roiled the 2016 USA presidential campaign days before Election Day. Law enforcement officials say a man accused of steering his auto onto one of the busiest sidewalks in the US and mowing down ...
Trump also said he "respects" the decision to appoint a special counsel to investigate the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation, but he didn't distance himself from his earlier description of the situation as "a witch hunt". Lieberman's past law enforcement experience would mainly come from his time as Connecticut Attorney General from 1983 to 1989. Republicans, by contrast, praised Lieberman.
More than one million applications to register to vote have been made since Theresa May called the election in April - with nearly a third from people aged under 25, and just 1% from people over 75. You can also use the online form to update your name, address or other details on the electoral register, change your voting preferences or change whether you are on the open register.
Mohamed, who was 14 at the time, was suspended, but the school later dropped its charge against him for having a "hoax bomb". "Plaintiff does not allege any facts from which this court can reasonably infer that any IISD employee intenti, Ahmed Mohamednally discriminated against Ahmed Mohamed based on his race or religion", the ruling stated.
France's new President Emmanuel Macron has secured backing from key ally Chancellor Angela Merkel for his bid to shake up Europe, despite scepticism in Berlin over his proposed reforms. Macron sought to bat away German fears on debt, saying he was opposed to mutualising "old debt" between eurozone countries. However, he signaled readiness to look at sharing future burdens.