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Author: 0 Rosenstein: Comey Routinely 'Usurped' the DOJ

Mark Warner, D-Va., the committee's vice chairman. There was also reportedly a meeting in the Oval Office in which Trump told Comey he hoped the investigation into Trump's former national security adviser, Michael T. "That's taken off." The Times noted the document was read to them by an "American official". The Post says the revelation comes as the investigation appears to be entering a more open and active phase, with investigators conducting interviews and using a grand jury to issue ...

Author: 0 U.S. made mistake pledging arms delivery to Syrian Kurds - Turkey

The capture of Tabqa, a key step in the advance on Raqqa, the extremist group's de-facto capital, came seven weeks after the launch of the Kurdish-led offensive, backed by the USA -led global coalition. ambitions in Syria and concerns about a more permanent project. Turkey says that the PYD and YPG are linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party ( PKK ), the Kurdish Marxist-inspired militia which is officially listed as a terrorist group by several countries and even global organisations such ...

Author: 0 NRB Urges US Embassy Move to Jerusalem

President Donald Trump has decided not to immediately move the USA embassy in Israel to Jerusalem , a senior White House official said, violating a campaign promise but avoiding a provocation that could drive Palestinians away from peace talks.

Global News Chaffetz: 'I Hope' Trump Didn't Disparage Comey To Top Russian Diplomats
Author: 0 Chaffetz: 'I Hope' Trump Didn't Disparage Comey To Top Russian Diplomats

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on Thursday said his office is making plans to hold a special election to fill Chaffetz's seat - only the second time in state history a congressional vacancy has occurred. Later that same day, Thursday, Chaffetz' office released a statement that the congressman would leave his cot and office in Washington at the end of June.

Global News Vinales wins French Grand Prix but heartbreak for Rossi
Author: 0 Vinales wins French Grand Prix but heartbreak for Rossi

After five races, Vinales has 85 points, Pedrosa has 68, Rossi 62 and Marquez 58. Meanwhile, Zarco was fending off pressure from Rossi, but finally gave in on Lap 23 with Italian now in P2. Rossi's first mistake came at Turn 8, where Vinales said he was planning to have a look anyway, losing the rear end slightly under brakes, running wide and relinquishing the lead.

Global News More than 20 hurt in Thai hospital explosion
Author: 0 More than 20 hurt in Thai hospital explosion

But he cautioned that "we shouldn't conclude anything yet" about who was behind the attack. The explosion, which injured 24 people, took place in a waiting room for retired officers at the Phramongkutklao Hospital, a military hospital in the heart of the capital.

Author: 0 McCain: Talk of impeaching Trump not 'rational'

That means 23 Republicans would have to join with all of the Democrats in the House to impeach Trump. Congressional Black Caucus chairman Rep. Cedric Richmond is joining the chorus of many who say Republicans, who are still standing by the president, must confront the possibility that Trump has participated in wrongdoing.

Global News Local elections 2017: Labour loses control of Glasgow
Author: 0 Local elections 2017: Labour loses control of Glasgow

In fact they are looking forward to it, for two reasons. " Labour will run a positive campaign that rejects the divisiveness of the Tories and their plans for a hard Brexit, and the divisiveness of the SNP's plans for a second independence referendum ".

Author: 0 Syrian Army Takes Control of IS-held Airbase

So the U.S. can make some concessions to ease Turkey's concerns: promising that it has no intention of recognizing a sovereign Kurdish state, for example, or that it will cut off the arms flows if there is strong evidence weapons are flowing across the border to Turkish Kurds, or that Turkish forces can remain in control of the city of al Bab, west of Raqqa, which they conquered in February.

Global News Rajinikanth's Political entry: Facing Protests, Pro-Tamil Groups called him a Kannadiga
Author: 0 Rajinikanth's Political entry: Facing Protests, Pro-Tamil Groups called him a Kannadiga

There has been protests in various part of the state ever since Rajinikanth said "when the war comes we will see", hinting that he might take the political plunge at the time of elections. His statement was touted to be in reference to Sasikala taking the reins of AIADMK. Commenting over Thalaiva's entry into politics, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President Su Thirunavukkarasar said, "As a friend who has known him for 35-40 years what I think is he will not join any national or regional ...

Author: 0 U.S. airstrikes targeted Iranian-backed troops in Syria, defense secretary confirms

A day earlier, the US-led coalition struck Syrian forces near Tanf as the forces were advancing toward an area controlled by the US-led rebels, where British and USA bases are reportedly located. Mattis told reporters Friday. "The Americans have no right to specify in which direction the Syrian army moves since it owns the land and has the right to spread the country's sovereignty on all the land", the SCMM said.

Author: 0 State Department: Syria used crematorium to hide prison deaths

The government of President Bashar Assad has always been accused of killing thousands of prisoners and burying them in mass graves. The allegations are "a new Hollywood plot" to justify US intervention in Syria, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement .

Global News Security Council condemns NKorea missile test
Author: 0 Security Council condemns NKorea missile test

The new strategic ballistic missile named Hwasong-12, fired on Sunday at the highest angle to avoid affecting neighboring countries' security, flew 787 km (489 miles) on a trajectory reaching an altitude of 2,111.5 km (1,312 miles), the North's official KCNA said.

Author: 0 Israeli intel officials 'furious' over Trump leak to Russians

Donald Trump's alleged divulgence of highly classified information to Russia's foreign minister and ambassador, has confirmed Israel's "worst fears", an intelligence official from the Middle Eastern state has reportedly said. Mueller will now take charge of the FBI investigation that began last July. In addition to the six phone calls involving Kislyak, the communications described to Reuters involved another 12 calls, emails or text messages between Russian officials or people considered ...

Global News Hunter crushed to death under shot elephant
Author: 0 Hunter crushed to death under shot elephant

News 24 reported that Botha was crushed after one of the members of the group shot an elephant after she lifted Botha with her trunk. The animal then collapsed and fell on top of Botha, killing him. A week later, his remains were found in the carcass of a crocodile shot and killed by local authorities, the BBC reported . It's with a sad heart that we say goodbye to you Oom Theunis Botha.

Global News South Korea's Moon says 'high possibility' of conflict with North
Author: 0 South Korea's Moon says 'high possibility' of conflict with North

Such tests present a hard challenge to new South Korean President Moon Jae-in, a liberal who took office on May 10 and has expressed a desire to reach out to North Korea . South Korea has complained that some of is companies doing business in China have faced discrimination in retaliation for the system's deployment. Speaking ahead of an emergency meeting of the U.N.

Global News Trump's doublespeak in Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 Trump's doublespeak in Saudi Arabia

White House officials said they considered Mr. Trump's address to be a counterweight to President Barack Obama's debut speech to the Muslim world in 2009 in Cairo. Trump, fresh off two days in Saudi Arabia , will journey to Jerusalem on Monday and his stay will include separate meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Author: 0 Germany, France confident of unlocking Greek aid

Asked about Germany's large trade surplus during an event at a school in Berlin , Merkel said her country could invest more even if domestic demand is already the driving force of economic growth. In March, the three main jihadist groups in the region merged under the command of Ansar Dine leader Iyad Ag-Ghaly, calling the new group Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimin.

Global News Trudeau photobombs prom photo shoot in Vancouver
Author: 0 Trudeau photobombs prom photo shoot in Vancouver

Here's one prom photo no one will be embarrassed to talk about years from now. Some of the prom-goers don't appear to have realised it's Trudeau running along the Stanley Park Seawall in Vancouver , as they stand around chatting. The photo is of Trudeau posing and smiling with the teens. "This is part of a little side project to document the places we go and the runs we go on", he wrote on Sunday.

Author: 0 U.S. air strike hits pro-regime convoy in Syria

The U.S. -led coalition attempted to use a hotline they have established with the Russians to warn the Syrian government to remove the forces from near the coalition base. This was the third attack by American forces against Assad's military in recent months, The New York Times reported . Pro-government forces in Syria were advancing on the position of the coalition under the control of the Iranians, believed in the Pentagon.

Author: 0 Comey was taken aback by Trump request for loyalty pledge

She said she presented the timeline as she understood it on Wednesday. The dinner took place just after the White House had been warned by the then attorney general that Mr Trump's national security advisor Michael Flynn had been "compromised" and was vulnerable to blackmail over ties to Russian Federation.

Global News Poll boost for Jeremy Corbyn as Labour slashes Tory general election lead
Author: 0 Poll boost for Jeremy Corbyn as Labour slashes Tory general election lead

It is therefore proposing to introduce new legal minimum standards to ensure properties are "fit for human habitation", giving tenants the right to take action if their rental property is sub-standard. Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: "Money talks, and in little over 24 hours since Labour launched their manifesto we've seen their biggest and most positive shift in odds in weeks".

Author: 0 Donald Trump calls for help in tackling 'Islamic extremism'

Donald Trump's first trip overseas as president of the USA was always going to be closely watched, but the series of controversies that assailed the White House in the 10 days preceding his departure made the trip even more highly charged. "The nations of the Middle East can not wait for American power to crush this enemy for them", he said. In his Saudi speech, Mr Trump condemned "Islamic extremism", "Islamists" and "Islamic terror", but not once uttered the precise phrase he pressed Mr ...

Global News Saudi king slams Iran as 'spearhead of global terrorism'
Author: 0 Saudi king slams Iran as 'spearhead of global terrorism'

On whether the speech would be successful in improving the Trump administration's outreach with the Muslim world, Hooper said it would be limited in its influence because of how Trump did not even address his Muslim ban, as well as well-publicized plans for a Muslim registry and mosque surveillance in the U.S.

Global News Trump willing to use engagement on North Korea crisis
Author: 0 Trump willing to use engagement on North Korea crisis

I think this was a message to South Korea after the election. At the United Nations, North Korea's deputy ambassador, Kim In Ryong, was defiant. North Korea claimed that the test proved that it had developed a missile with the capability to carry a "large-size heavy nuclear warhead".

Author: 0 French president names mix of faces to left-right government

They arrived smiling Thursday, briefly posing for photographs on the front porch of the presidential Elysee Palace in Paris . Gerard Collomb, the veteran Socialist party mayor of Lyon who was one of the first in his party to back Macron, was named interior minister.

Author: 0 Fight against terror a 'battle between good and evil'

Trump praised the counterterrorism efforts of a number of the nations present at the summit and pointed to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting the Houthis in Yemen, a conflict that may only be strengthening the influence of al-Qaeda there.

Global News Mississippi teens to face judge, arrested for killing boy
Author: 0 Mississippi teens to face judge, arrested for killing boy

Ebony Archie went inside Kroger at 1:15 a.m. on Thursday and left the auto running with her child, Kingston Frazier, in the backseat, according to The New York Times . As the authorities delivered the fatal news regarding their son, both parents could be heard screaming in agony at the loss in the harrowing footage.

Global News Chelsea Manning Released From Military Prison
Author: 0 Chelsea Manning Released From Military Prison

Manning, who is transgender and was formely known as Bradley Manning before transitioning, was convicted in 2013 of 20 counts, including six Espionage Act violations, theft and computer fraud. Now, she can complete her transition as a free, openly transgender woman. Minutes later, she tweeted a photo of her feet in tennis shoes, with the caption: "First steps of freedom!" As of Wednesday morning, 3,699 people have raised $153,536 for Manning.

Global News Trump may pick new Federal Bureau of Investigation director by next week
Author: 0 Trump may pick new Federal Bureau of Investigation director by next week

American democracy is separately "under assault" from Donald Trump and Russian Federation, the former U.S. intelligence chief has warned. The president has otherwise stayed out of the public eye since Tuesday, when he sent shockwaves around the world by removing the head of the agency that is investigating Trump's links to the Kremlin.

Global News China's Xi Jinping Wants Relations With South Korea Back To Normal
Author: 0 China's Xi Jinping Wants Relations With South Korea Back To Normal

Ties between the two countries have soured in recent months over the deployment of the powerful Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) shield in South Korea, which Beijing sees as a threat to its own military capability. While Moon may try to soothe Chinese anger over the THAAD deployment, many observers say it appears too late to call for its withdrawal, which would greatly undermine South Korea's relationship with Washington, its most important ally.

Author: 0 Tehran mayor Qalibaf quits Iran presidential election race, backs conservative Reisi

Seemingly encouraged by the country's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, hardliners have accused incumbent Hassan Rouhani of wanting to import Western decadence and to open up Iran to the destructive power of USA business. "With a wall of sanctions , they created distance between "half of the world" and the world", Rouhani said at a May 14 campaign rally in the historic city of Esfahan, once the capital of the Safavid Empire and in a proverb referred to as "half of the world".

Author: 0 Trump urges Muslim fightback on terror

In office, he ordered temporary bans on people from several Muslim-majority countries, which have been blocked by courts that ruled they were discriminatory. Wajahat Ali, a writer and attorney who has studied the anti-Muslim movement in the United States, thought that Trump's unwillingness Sunday to criticize Saudi Arabia - a country Trump has previously linked to terrorism - was an indication of Trump's hypocrisy, more than any shift in attitude or policy.

Author: 0 Rouhani declared victor in Iranian elections

Rouhani sealed a second term in office after he won Friday's election with more than 57 percent of the vote. In Iran, second-term presidents typically don't fare well: Rouhani's three predecessors won second terms by wide margins, only to find themselves stonewalled by the supreme leader - encounters they ultimately lost.

Global News Indonesian police arrest 141 men over 'gay sex party'
Author: 0 Indonesian police arrest 141 men over 'gay sex party'

Police in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia (representative image). Ten people will be charged, police said, including the sauna's owner, several staff including strippers, a gym trainer, receptionist and security guard, and two visitors to the club who allegedly performed oral sex.

Author: 0 North Korea declares medium-range missile ready for deployment

The missile tested on Sunday is believed to be capable of reaching Japan and several major US military bases in the country. The country's leader, Kim Jong Un, supervised the launch of the Hwasong-12 missile that reached an altitude of 2,111.5 kilometers (1,312 miles) and flew 787 kilometers (489 miles), KCNA said.

Author: 0 Israel Intelligence Officials Find Trump's Secrets Disclosure 'Horrifying'

During official preparations for Trump's visit to the wall in the Old City, a US diplomat inflamed Israeli officials by reportedly saying the revered structure is in disputed territory and doesn't belong to Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said it had no comment on the report . "It will advance the process because of the correction of the historic injustice and the smashing of the Palestinian fantasy of Jerusalem not being the capital of Israel ", it said.

Author: 0 State jobless rate edges up to 3.9 percent in April

The unemployment rate for April was up 0.1 percentage points from the 5 percent reported in March. "Southwest Florida , along with the rest of the state, continues to add jobs", Scott said in a statement. The April report also showed the average work week for all employees on private nonagricultural payrolls increased to 33.6 hours from 33.2 hours in March, while the average hourly wage increased 30 cents to $27.72.

Global News Ivanka Trump Advocates for Female Empowerment During Saudi Arabia Visit
Author: 0 Ivanka Trump Advocates for Female Empowerment During Saudi Arabia Visit

President Donald Trump sought to rally leaders from around the Muslim world on Sunday in a renewed campaign against extremism. The timing comes full circle from the start of Barack Obama's eight-year tilt toward Iran. The approach was also created to contrast with former president Barack Obama , whom Mr Trump has criticised for his handling of the fight against ISIS.