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by | May 19, 2017 | 12:16

Despite knowing of the investigation, Trump appointed Flynn his first national security adviser. Two days later, Flynn's lawyer and transition lawyers discussed the investigation of Flynn. In April, the Pentagon inspector general announced an investigation into whether Flynn accepted money from foreign governments without proper approval.

by | May 19, 2017 | 12:13

Marwan Kabalan, an analyst at the Doha Institute's Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, told Al Jazeera the United States and Saudi Arabia will discuss a strategic plan aimed at countering extremism as an ideological battle. The other basks in the adulation of a West looking for American leadership, an Israel working to make peace with Palestinians, and a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation that he is eager to cooperate with.

by | May 19, 2017 | 12:14

Conservative plans to include the value of people's homes when they are means-tested for social care have been criticised for ushering in a "regional lottery". It also pledged to "increase the earnings threshold for people wishing to sponsor migrants for family visas" for those coming from outside the EU. It also reaffirmed support for removing child protection services from failing authorities and placing them into trusts, and said the party would review current support for children in need ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 12:07

The successful test represents a major step in the North's nuclear program. The nation's official KCNA news agency said the missile, named Hwasong-12, was sacked on Sunday and flew for 30 minutes, completing a trajectory of 489 miles and reaching an altitude of 1,312 miles.

by | May 19, 2017 | 11:52

The sanctions add eight members of Venezuela's Supreme Court - including its president, Maikel Moreno - to the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control list, which is reserved for country's and individuals accused of crimes such as drugs and weapons trafficking, as well as perceived threats national security.

by | May 19, 2017 | 11:51

Trump, echoing the theme, said , "If I give you one message to hold in your hearts today it is this: Never ever give up". "He may not be a theological expert and he might say two Corinthians instead of second Corinthians, but when you look at the fruits of his life and all the people he's provided jobs, I think that's the true test of somebody's Christianity not whether or not they use the right theological terms", he contended.

by | May 19, 2017 | 11:44

Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina broke the news of Flynn's failure to comply with the probe. Though Flynn has left the Trump administration, the controversy surrounding him has not subsided as newly announced special counsel Robert Mueller, Congress and the FBI investigate potential collusion between Trump campaign associates and the Russian government.

by | May 19, 2017 | 11:43

This step will pave the way for the first abdication by a Japanese emperor in almost two centuries. His heir apparent Crown Prince Naruhito-and any future successors-would not be able to abdicate under the same law. Both steps have been suggested as ways to deal with a shortage of male heirs and a shrinking pool of royals generally, a problem thrust back into the limelight this week, with news that Akihito's eldest granddaughter will marry a commoner, after which she too must become a commoner.

by | May 19, 2017 | 11:39

The bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair said bettors there had laid out more than 5,000 pounds ($6,470) on an early departure for Trump in the hours after it was reported Trump had asked Comey to shut down the FBI's investigation of Russian Federation ties.

by | May 19, 2017 | 11:35

Mr Morrison warned the banks not to put up fees to cope with this new tax during an address at the National Press Club in Canberra on Wednesday. Revenue is expected to grow 7.8 percent next year to AU$444.4 billion ($326 billion), and the deficit to shrink to AU$29.4 billion ($21.6 billion).

by | May 19, 2017 | 11:31

Ankara regards the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, which is a USA ally in the fight against Islamic State, as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group fighting a decades-old insurgency in southeastern Turkey. "We strongly condemn the violence that took place yesterday outside the Turkish Embassy in Washington", the Republican senators Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton and Mike Lee said in a statement.

by | May 19, 2017 | 11:31

Next question", Trump said when asked if he'd pressured Comey to drop an investigation into Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser. The current Russian ambassador to Washington , Sergey Kislyak, has been a focus of the investigations into ties between President Donald Trump's associates and Russia during the campaign.

by | May 19, 2017 | 11:27

But the press secretary said he was "pleased" with Israel's assurances of confidence in its intelligence-sharing relationship with the Trump administration. Afterward, White House officials took steps to contain the damage, placing calls to the CIA and the National Security Agency, the newspaper said. Reportedly, the secret information that Trump shared with Russian Federation had been provided by Israel and the country has already asked Washington to be careful with the intelligence that ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 11:27

The extension of the sanctions comes ahead of Iran's presidential election on Friday. But it balanced the decision with new measures against Iranian defense officials and a Chinese business linked to Iran's ballistic missile program. As long as the deal remains in effect, the Trump administration is prevented from making the public aware of exactly what Barack Obama negotiated with the terrorists in Tehran.

by | May 19, 2017 | 11:21

U.S. President Donald Trump has defended his decision to discuss intelligence with Russian Federation during a White House meeting last week, saying he had an "absolute right" to share "facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety".

by | May 19, 2017 | 11:23

The run-up to Iran's race is now between two conservative candidates, Ebrahim Raisi and Mostafa Mirsalim, in addition to two moderates: Rouhani and Mostafa Hashemitaba. He is backed by Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards, the country's top security force, their affiliated volunteer Basij militia, hardline clerics and two influential clerical groups.

by | May 19, 2017 | 11:19

The 22-year-old linebacker signed as an undrafted agent from Tulane on Tuesday. At Tulane, Marley became the school's all-time leader in tackles for loss during his four years. Marley earned 2016 All-American Athletic Conference first-team honors for his junior and senior campaigns. Marley's father, Rohan, also played football.

by | May 19, 2017 | 11:12

The case is pending. Law enforcement officials tell NBC News the Federal Bureau of Investigation is working with the New York Police Department to investigate the situation. "He's been going through a real tough time", he said. Wounded civilians receive first aid on the ground after a maroon sedan vehicle crashed into pedestrians Pictures of the aftermath were posted by social media users, which showed a auto spewing smoke as emergency services reported to the scene.

by | May 19, 2017 | 11:06

The statement also for the first time publicly confirmed the presence of U.S. forces in Tanf, saying that the "agreed upon de-confliction zone agreement remains in effect". Several hundred USA advisers are in Syria to help train and organize a loose network of opposition groups, called the Syrian Democratic Forces, to defeat ISIS.

by | May 19, 2017 | 11:04

Trump claimed on Wednesday that "no politician in history" has been "treated worse" than him. Jones agreed with Banks's take on the investigation into Russian meddling in the USA election and possible ties to the Trump administration. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called Mueller a "respected public servant of the highest integrity" and his appointment a "first step". Rosenstein's announcement followed more than a week of chaos emanating from the White House, starting with Comey's ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 10:55

While Germany underwent painful labor reform in the early 2000s, France has resisted deep structural reform, striking at attempts to loosen labor laws, with a preference on public spending. In the weeks since, however, some analysts and media have focused on how Macron's plans could be costly for Germany, with Der Spiegel running the headline "Our dear friend" - using the term "dear" to mean expensive.

by | May 19, 2017 | 10:54

Tad Cummins, the former teacher accused of abducting a teenage student from Tennessee and taking her to California, was indicted Thursday on two federal charges. In the preliminary hearing, the former teacher's lawyers argued Thomas was not held against her will and that she willingly fled with Cummins. The teacher was arrested last month and the girl was found safe in a remote area of northern California following a tip from a man who recognized that they were wanted by police.

by | May 19, 2017 | 10:45

The peace deal has since been ratified, but the future is still uncertain. FARC rebels from nearby camps arrive for the meeting. "The only people that will benefit are our drug traffickers and criminals", he said. "This is the first time that this could be done because of the peace", Santos said. "Santos needs to convince Trump that the peace process coincides fully with the objectives of fighting drug trafficking, violence , and terrorism in the region", Silva said.

by | May 19, 2017 | 10:47

Congress' city unit chief Ajay Maken promptly demanded Kejriwal's resignation and asked the Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal to sanction the prosecution of the Chief Minister and his ministers. However, Kejriwal has yet to respond to the claims made by Mishra. "Truth will triumph", Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said, ahead of the special session of the Delhi Assembly tomorrow in the wake of corruption charges levelled against him by sacked AAP minister Kapil Mishra .

by | May 19, 2017 | 10:45

On Monday, three 9 Circuit Court judges held an hour-long televised hearing to weigh the constitutionality of Trump's travel ban, questioning the lawyer defending the ban and pressing the Justice Department to explain why it should be deemed legal.

by | May 19, 2017 | 10:37

Left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is seeking parliamentary approval for the pension cuts and further tax hikes through 2020, as part of an agreement with worldwide bailout creditors to release the next bailout installment. Athens needs aid to repay debt maturing in July. Unions and the opposition have compared the measures to those of a fourth bailout, but without the corresponding relief of funds from global creditors.

by | May 19, 2017 | 10:24

Flynn's lawyers said he would not honor the subpoena, and that's not a surprise to the committee, but we'll figure out on Gen. Flynn what the next step, if any, is", Burr told reporters on Thursday morning. Flynn, who had worked as Trump's national security adviser during the campaign and served in the White House for less than a month, has been at the center of the controversy.

by | May 19, 2017 | 10:21

Sean Hannity also took to the microblogging site to mourn his old boss: "He has dramatically and forever changed the political and the media landscape singlehandedly for the better". Bush, Ailes later turned his media savvy to running TV networks. "Fox News has given voice to those who were ignored by the traditional networks and has been one of the great commercial success stories of modern media".

by | May 19, 2017 | 10:18

The hit on his political "detractors" came in after he fired FBI Director James Comey . But 81 percent of white evangelical voters cast their ballots for Trump in November, buoyed by his campaign promises to safeguard their religious liberties in a country where they often feel that their rights to express their faith - at work in the public square - have come under attack.

by | May 19, 2017 | 10:11

The New York Times said in a Thursday report that the new Trump administration named Flynn as national security adviser even though Flynn told the president-elect's transition team weeks before the January 20 inauguration that he was under federal investigation for secretly working during the presidential campaign as a paid lobbyist for Turkish interests in the United States.

by | May 19, 2017 | 10:12

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters on Monday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, whose memo on Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email case was cited by the White House as rationale for his firing, were heading the process of finding a replacement.

by | May 19, 2017 | 09:54

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio arrived on the scene in Times Square after the crash. De Blasio lauded the quick efforts of police, fire and emergency medical teams. Multiple witnesses told Fox News the vehicle was travelling against traffic and trying to enter a pedestrian section of Times Square. Building foreman Rodney Muir said he heard what sounded like a big bang and crunching metal.

by | May 19, 2017 | 09:49

She claimed that while "a few" SNP politicians had called out Mr Campbell for his remarks over the years, 44 per cent of the party's MSPs - including ten Scottish Government ministers - and 50 per cent of its MPs had "actively encouraged him along".

by | May 19, 2017 | 09:44

But as far as experts can tell, North Korea still does not have the capacity to launch a missile that could reach the USA, although Pyongyang is saying otherwise. NY and Washington, which are less than 11,000 kilometres away, could be hit within 30 minutes according to Mr Shiller and 38-39 minutes for Mr Wright.

by | May 19, 2017 | 09:45

Pelosi also ridiculed Trump's complaint about a " witch hunt " following the naming of a special counsel to investigate possible Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation. And for President Trump, that news should be welcomed with open arms. "After my 10th day on my new job in Washington, D.C., a friend sent me a text message that said, 'You need to get out of there!'" Rosenstein said.