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by | May 19, 2017 | 07:40

According to current and former USA officials, the spy provided intelligence involving an active ISIS plot to bring down a passenger jet en route to the United States, with a bomb hidden in a laptop that US officials believe can get through airport screening machines undetected.

by | May 19, 2017 | 07:37

The source said the term "honest loyalty" doesn't necessarily mean anything. As Trump works to fast-track Comey's successor, lawmakers from both parties urged him to steer clear of any politicians for the job and say he must "clean up the mess that he mostly created".

by | May 19, 2017 | 07:35

Speaking to reporters after the summit, English said his discussion with Abe about the TPP went "better than I'd expected". The TPP used to be 12 nations led by the United States, until Donald Trump pulled out. While Australia and New Zealand had some preferences for changes "I think everyone will come to see that getting it implemented can only happen if there isn't some renegotiation".

by | May 19, 2017 | 07:35

US top officials warned US President Donald Trump not to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on his upcoming visit to the region, for fear that it could ruin the peace process, CNN reported on Tuesday. "The statement that the Western Wall is in an area in the West Bank was received with shock", an Israel official said, according to Reuters . But generally, it is hard to overstate the degree to which the career bureaucracy disapproves of moving the US embassy - and not just in the ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 07:31

Witnesses said the driver appeared to intentionally drive into a group of people, but police are still investigating the motive. De Blasio said the suspect is a U.S. One official said Rojas told authorities when he was arrested previously that he believed he was being followed. He was combative with officers who handcuffed him, authorities said.

by | May 19, 2017 | 07:24

Iranian cleric and presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi, center, stands among his supporters, during a campaign rally in Tehran, Iran, April 29, 2017. "However, I don't think there will be a significant impact as Qalibaf got (just) six million votes in 2013". Referring to the nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, by its Persian acronym, BARJAM, Rouhani said, "We established a bridge between Iran and the world with BARJAM".

by | May 19, 2017 | 07:24

Oklahoma's Republican Gov. Mary Fallin has called for calm after a jury on Wednesday found a Tulsa police officer not guilty in the shooting of an unarmed black man, Terence Crutcher, last year. "In my personal opinion, she can't be back in law enforcement; it's going to be too unsafe". Shelby also said she feared Crutcher was under the influence of PCP, a powerful hallucinogenic known as Angel Dust that makes users erratic, unpredictable and combative.

by | May 19, 2017 | 07:12

During the question period, a reporter asked Trump if he "urged" Comey to "close or to back down the investigation into Michael Flynn? ". He also highlighted the "very, very strong recommendation" he got from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

by | May 19, 2017 | 07:07

Raisi has tried to pick up working-class votes by promising more financial support. Later Wednesday, the Trump administration said it will extend sanctions relief for Iran granted under the nuclear deal but that it would also impose new and unrelated economic penalties over Iran's ballistic missile activity.

by | May 19, 2017 | 07:09

The tumult in Washington has deepened over allegations Trump had sought to end the FBI's investigation into ties between Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and Russian Federation. Flynn is one of the subjects of the FBI investigation. Trump said later, however, that he had been thinking about "this Russian Federation thing" when he fired Comey, whom he called a "showboat" and a "grandstander" in an interview with NBC's Lester Holt last Thursday.

by | May 19, 2017 | 07:01

The comments from Sen. A sign is seen outside an event where Nicole Kushner Meyer, the sister of White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, was promoting a real estate development in Shanghai on May 7, 2017. The minimum investment requirement is $1 million, unless the project is in a rural area or high-unemployment area. Meyer told a crowd of more than 100 potential investors at the Four Seasons Hotel in Shanghai that her grandfather had come to the U.S.

by | May 19, 2017 | 06:56

Reuters reported last week that the Trump administration would likely expand a ban on laptops on commercial aircraft to include some European countries but was reviewing how to ensure lithium batteries stored in holds do not explode in midair, citing officials briefed on the matter.

by | May 19, 2017 | 06:52

King, who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee with Maine Republican Sen. When asked if he was satisfied with the White House explanation, Risch said: "Oh, I don't really need the White House explanation on this". On CNN , Gergen said that "from a lay point of view" it appeared Trump was trying to impede the FBI's investigation. "It's a position of conscience for me, and I have not talked to another person in Congress about this".

by | May 19, 2017 | 06:54

The Times' reporting, which cited two people familiar with the case, says that despite Flynn's January 4 disclosure about the investigation to White House counsel Donald McGahn , Mr. Flynn is the origin - or at least an origin - of numerous major problems that threaten Trump's presidency. The White House also disputed reports that Trump ignored warnings in November from President Barack Obama to not hire Flynn, who lost his job in the Obama administration as the director of the Defense ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 06:50

ABUJA, Nigeria - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari expressed joy at meeting Sunday with the 82 Chibok schoolgirls newly freed after being held captive for three years by Boko Haram Islamic extremists. "I also pray for the president for God to grant him good health, so he can fulfill all the promises he made to Nigeria like the release of all the Chibok girls and ending Boko Haram insurgency".

by | May 19, 2017 | 06:46

Mr Mueller, a former federal prosecutor at the justice department, was confirmed as FBI director days before the September 11 2001 attacks which would ultimately shape his tenure. All this as the Department of Justice appoints a special counsel to head the investigation into Russian involvement in USA policy. Dershowitz writes that he would have preferred to see "a non-partisan investigatory commission to uncover the whole truth" about Russia's role in the election.

by | May 19, 2017 | 06:46

Not long after Comey put that exchange with Trump in writing and after the FBI director told lawmakers the investigation of Russian interference and possible ties between Russia and the Trump campaign was active, Comey was sacked. The Comey memo caused alarm on Capitol as well as Wall Street. An obstruction of justice , or an attempt to influence, obstruct or impede an official investigation, is considered a federal offense and possibly an impeachable offense, according to experts and ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 06:43

As Nigerians continue to celebrate the release of the 82 Chibok girls, some groups have hailed the president Muhammadu Buhari-led government and the Nigerian military authority. Observers and local media link the release of the girls to the President's nearly immediate departure for the United Kingdom where he recently spent nearly two months receiving unspecified medical treatment.

by | May 19, 2017 | 06:35

While the operation did not appear to be an official government action, Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta wrote that some associated with the government may have allegedly had a part in sending gay men to the reported prisons. Officials in both the U.S. and the United Kingdom (and celebrities like Andy Cohen) have openly condemned the abuse and called on Russian Federation to investigate.

by | May 19, 2017 | 02:00

The UN chief called on North Korea "to ensure full compliance with its global obligations and return to the path of denuclearization". The North has made no secret of its quest to develop a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental United States - something President Donald Trump has vowed "won't happen".

by | May 19, 2017 | 01:39

But in a sign of the party's divisions over how to respond to Macron's straddling of the left-right divide, a number of Les Republicains heavyweights, including the mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, took to social media to wish Philippe success.

by | May 19, 2017 | 01:35

Many also took the Macron victory as a repudiation of a common adversary: Russian President Vladimir Putin, a leader derided across the political spectrum in the US Congress because of the Kremlin's efforts to interfere in the American political process.

by | May 19, 2017 | 01:37

Schumer also said the new appointee "should be not a partisan politician, not part of either party". Cornyn, 65, is a former Texas attorney general and state supreme court justice and is serving his third term in the Senate. Students at Houston's Texas Southern University won't have to listen to Sen. If Cornyn were to leave the Senate to head the Federal Bureau of Investigation he would set off a political domino effect in Texas.

by | May 19, 2017 | 01:27

He had highlighted an incident at Papworth Hospital near Cambridge where a nurse clicked on a malicious link and malware infected her computer and started to encrypt sensitive files. The message in the attack demanded payment of US$300 in Bitcoin within three days; if not, the ransom was to double; by the seventh day and if no ransom was paid, all the files inside the computer would be deleted, according to the spokesman.

by | May 19, 2017 | 01:22

He explained his position on the issue by the fact that such terrorist organization as the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) is extremely risky for Turkey. In remarks to reporters Friday, Erdogan appeared simultaneously to hold out hope that he could persuade Trump to change his mind - and to prepare for failure.

by | May 19, 2017 | 01:17

Defence lawyer Alice Fisher was the first candidate interviewed at the justice department, U.S. media report . Michael Garcia, 55, served as assistant secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and USA attorney under former president George W.

by | May 19, 2017 | 01:05

A cause of death has not been released. Cornell performed in Northern Ireland a number of times over the years - his last appearance was in 2016 at the Ulster Hall. He was voted "Rock's Greatest Singer" by Guitar World in 2013, and 9th in the list of "Best Lead Singers of All Time" by Rolling Stone's readers in 2011.

by | May 19, 2017 | 00:54

He will also visit Brussels and the Vatican after leaving the Mideast. Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, said Tuesday she believes the nation's embassy in Israel should be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem . Following the latest brouhaha over whether the Western Wall is located in Israel or the West Bank, Friedman is fielding questions on whether President Trump recognizes Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

by | May 19, 2017 | 00:49

It's unclear whether the "tapes" Trump alluded to in his tweet would be audio or video recordings, or whether they exist at all. Trump tweeted, "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" The questions about Trump's motives are being fueled, increasingly, by his own words in interviews and on Twitter .

by | May 19, 2017 | 00:42

Comey declined, instead offering "honest (y)". "I actually asked him if I were under investigation", Trump claimed . "The trend in the White House has been toward fewer paper trails, not more". In Trump's telling, Comey reassured him that he was not. "Relish the opportunity to be an outsider", Trump said. The ABC News report referred to comments by Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the deputy White House press secretary, who accused Comey of committing "atrocities" against Hillary Clinton.

by | May 19, 2017 | 00:14

Mr Assad's forces and their allies have been widely accused by human rights groups and others of killing prisoners and burying their bodies in mass graves during the war, now in its seventh year. "These photographs constitute the most comprehensive evidence of the regime's widespread and systematic targeting of Syrian civilians", the museum said in its statement .

by | May 19, 2017 | 00:14

The first Volvo model, XC90 premium SUV, will be assembled this year in alliance with Volvo Group's (trucks and buses) existing infrastructure facility near Bengaluru , Karnataka this year. While the Indian premium market is still relatively small, it is forecast to grow rapidly in coming years. Volvo wants to double its current market share of five percent by the end of this decade.

by | May 19, 2017 | 00:12

Harris, who was one of Britain's best-loved TV personalities for decades, was jailed for 12 indecent assaults in 2014 and now faces a raft of fresh allegations that he groped teenage girls during TV and celebrity appearances. The woman denied that and said she did not know why she had left her brother out of her accounts. "As a result, Mr Harris will no longer be appearing in this court over the video link following his release from prison".

by | May 19, 2017 | 00:05

Also Wednesday, House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz called for a hearing next week and invited Comey to testify; Amash is a member of the Oversight Committee. In fact, the document may have been more than an afterthought following a troubling Oval Office conversation, he said. While the Judiciary Committee has been conducting its own investigation into the alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, it hasn't been as high-profile as the Senate ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 00:03

The footbridge named Portuguese-era Zuari, which was already under dilapidated state, collapsed suddenly, said the onlookers. "We still don't have exact number of people who could be in the water", he said. "A metallic old bridge on the river has collapsed where about 40 persons had gathered", Shekhar Prabhudesai, superintendent of police in South Goa, who is heading the rescue operations, told Reuters over phone.