by | May 19, 2017 | 14:17

During the campaign, then-candidate Trump called NAFTA a "disaster", and renegotiation of the agreement is central to President Trump's "Top Issue" of " Trade Deals that Work For All Americans ". Randy Hoback, the Conservative Party's critic for Canada-U.S. relations, said Thursday that NAFTA has been a good agreement over the years, so there's a good base for the three countries to build upon.

by | May 19, 2017 | 14:08

The court reasoned it could hear the case because it involved, on the face of it, an alleged violation of one of the clauses of the Vienna Convention, which both Pakistan and India ascribe to and whose interpretation falls under its purview.

by | May 19, 2017 | 14:08

Trump tweeted. "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" With the 2018 Congressional mid-term elections fast approaching, maybe of Trump's erstwhile allies face a hard campaign dominated by questions about the president's conduct and with few legislative victories to fall back on.

by | May 19, 2017 | 14:06

Flynn quit after after news reports revealed that Yates had warned McGahn in late January that Flynn had misled White House officials about details of his conversations with the Kremlin's U.S. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said she still has "questions regarding Russia's relationships and connections with Trump advisers and associates". In her testimony, Yates said that she had called McGahn the Monday after they met to tell him the material was ready to review.

by | May 19, 2017 | 14:07

The president also expressed surprise that he had not received bipartisan support for his decision to fire Comey; called the suggestion he had done anything potentially worthy of criminal charges "totally ridiculous;" and repeated his assertion that he had never helped the Russians interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

by | May 19, 2017 | 14:03

A widely-shared video shows the well-dressed security forces of the Turkish president push past police to break up the protest outside the diplomatic residence. "We told them...we do not regard your cooperation with a terrorist group in Raqqa as healthy", Erdogan was cited as saying, but he said he expected a role for Turkey in Syria.

by | May 19, 2017 | 14:02

Numerous 185 passengers aboard the Stamford to Grand Central train suffered bumps and bruises as they were jolted from their seats. Transportation officials are investigating the cause of the accident. Some passengers tweeted that a normal 40-minute ride ended up taking almost two hours. The MTA said it's optimistic it will be a "relatively normal" commute for Metro-North riders on Friday morning.

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:59

A MA doctoral student is trying to force the Central Intelligence Agency to open up about how it uses jokes on social media. The Rangers beat the Phillies 9-3, too, so it was a good night overall for ol' Dubya. The lovable scamp has moved on from photobombing Trump's Inauguration in a poncho, to photobombing reporters doing live shoots inside the baseball stadium of his beloved Texas Rangers.

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:55

Seeman and DMK leader M.K Stalin, about whom Rajinikanth made complimentary references in his speech on Friday, thanked Rajinikanth and expressed their happiness. It is not uncommon for his fans across the state to frequently put up posters urging him to come and "lead" and "save" Tamil Nadu. A few days ago, Swamy had attacked superstar Rajinikanth over reports of his joining politics.

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:59

McMaster replied that the United States "acknowledged" the situation in South Korea and "respected" it, according to Hong. Moon has also named a special envoy to the Vatican. Regardless of the scheduled summit, the second source said the administration was in "no hurry" to decide how Thaad will be discussed in parliament.

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:58

Comey and reports that President Trump asked Comey to end a criminal investigation. There could be a side benefit for Rod Rosenstein in appointing a special counsel to head an investigation into possible Russian coordination with the Trump campaign: reviving his own reputation, heavily battered for his role in the firing of James Comey, who had been leading the probe.

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:55

Baker followed-up by asking the President feels he;s done something that might be "worthy of criminal charges or impeachment". "I think it's totally ridiculous", he said. Trump pulled Comey aside after a national security meeting and urged him to "let this go", according to individuals who have seen the memo . Trump, who said in a speech earlier on Wednesday that no politician in history "has been treated worse or more unfairly,"has long bristled at the notion that Russian Federation ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:50

Former Connecticut US Senator Joe Lieberman is under consideration for the position of FBI Director. Stay with KOCO 5 for updates . The former CT senator- who identified as a Democrat before losing a primary in 2006 over his support for the Iraq War- said he was "surprised" when he was approached to discuss the job by the Trump administration.

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:44

Former President Bill Clinton had an even more arduous trek to the summit, according to Campbell: "He came up with the old cable vehicle and walked up 100 steps". Trump will no longer visit Masada on Monday after authorities told him that he could not land his helicopter there, Newsweek reported, citing Israel's Channel 2.

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:32

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday blamed the U.S. for the global cyber attack that hit 150 countries since Friday and has crippled computer systems around the world. I can not say I played, I was just pressing the keys with two or three fingers. But they chose to publish it. "I would like to remind that it is planned to bring the level of state-of-the-art weapons and hardware in the Russian army to 62%", he stressed, adding that the defense ministry and defense-sector enterprises ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:24

If Rouhani wasn't to win the presidency, it is not expected much would change in Iran's relationships with both regional and worldwide powers, as the Supreme Leader does maintain more control. Iranian media have speculated that he could go even further than the presidency as a possible successor to his patron Khamenei, the 77-year-old who has been in power since 1989 and whose authority exceeds that of the elected president.

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:27

The White House quickly fired back against Comey's memo, saying 'the President has never asked Mr. Comey or anyone else to end any investigation, including any investigation involving General Flynn'. "He is a good guy". Authorities said Russian Federation meddled in November's election to benefit Trump. Simpson did not endorse Trump and has criticized him on occasion, but he has also been a reliable supporter of GOP agenda items, including the health-care bill that recently passed the ...

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:15

Mishra said that the video was an attempt by AAP to show that the Rs 2 cr taken by Kejriwal was actually a donation from a businessman Mukesh Kumar after he was impressed by the way AAP was working. Launching an attack on Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Mishra said, "Mukesh Kumar was a Value-Added Tax defaulter with the Delhi government, and his company was sent notices, yet this company was given tenders by the government".

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:12

Germany and France are the traditional motor of European integration. "Germany will only do well in the long-term if Europe does well and Europe will only do well if there is a strong France", Merkel told a joint news conference with Macron, adding their governments would hold a meeting on key issues in July.

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:10

North Korea possesses nuclear weapons, and many western countries as well as security experts suspect that Iran harbours designs to acquire atomic arms for itself, in addition to its suspected arsenal of chemical weapons that were produced during the 1980s.

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:10

He said that the unprovoked Pakistan aggression is being responded to by the Indian forces in effective manner. Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, has expressed grief over death of two civilians and injuries to few others in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district today due to cross LoC shelling.

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:06

If Trump does have taped conversations with Comey, they may well end up as part of an investigation into whether he fired Comey because he wouldn't end the Russia-related investigations. The House eventually passed it by a whisker, but the controversial act faces a tough battle in the Senate. Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader of the Senate, said simply, "It would be helpful to have less drama emanating from the White House".

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:04

On Monday, a French national holiday, Macron joined France President Francois Hollande in a commemoration of the formal German defeat in World War II. Prime Minister Modi had earlier greeted Emmanuel Macron for his "emphatic victory" in the French Presidential election. "The old parties are dying, or are already dead", Valls said.

by | May 19, 2017 | 13:04

Speaking to the press at the White House after a meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, Trump categorically rejected accusations that he pressured the FBI into closing the investigation into his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

by | May 19, 2017 | 12:54

But the Pentagon sees arming Syrian Kurds as necessary in liberating Raqqa, the so-called Islamic State group's de facto capital in the country. The alliance between Washington and the Syrian Kurds started in 2014 at the battle for Kobane, a symbolic city in northern Syria, near the Turkish border, which was besieged by Islamic State.

by | May 19, 2017 | 12:54

A small but growing number of Republican US lawmakers have called for an independent probe of possible collusion between President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian Federation, spurred by a memo from Comey that Trump had sought to impede the agency's investigation.

by | May 19, 2017 | 12:47

The spy in question, whose life now hangs on the line after Trump reportedly revealed classified information in a meeting with Russian officials last week, was tracking an ISIS plot to bring down a passenger jet on its way to the U.S. "I think we've seen this movie before", the Arizona Republican said at a dinner to receive the International Republican Institute's Freedom Award. His comments were reported by The Daily Beast.

by | May 19, 2017 | 12:46

Rosenstein told senators that he knew Comey would be fired before he wrote his letter, Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill said. Dick Durbin , D-Ill., said on Thursday that Rosenstein knew Comey would be fired before writing the recommendation .

by | May 19, 2017 | 12:45

Trump's team accused an "unelected bureaucracy" of sabotaging his presidency by spreading such information. He dismissed outrage over Trump's disclosures as USA politicians whipping up "anti-Russian sentiment". It is extraordinary for a president to share such information without consent of the country that collected it, apparently violating the confidentiality of an intelligence-sharing agreement with Israel.

by | May 19, 2017 | 12:41

But the public still needs clarity over the endless anonymous allegations and illegal leaks aimed at undermining President Trump. Trump, who said in a speech earlier yesterday that no politician in history "has been treated worse or more unfairly", has long bristled at the notion that Russian Federation played any role in his November election victory.

by | May 19, 2017 | 12:34

The attacks come as government forces are on the offensive against the extremists in other parts of Syria , mostly in the northern province of Aleppo and the central Homs region and to the east. IS extremists are notorious for mutilating bodies of their adversaries, particularly members of other sects than Sunni Islam. It said troops launched a counteroffensive under the cover of airstrikes.

by | May 19, 2017 | 12:32

House investigators said they were plowing full speed ahead with their own inquiry - one source noted that the appointment of a special counsel didn't matter much because Comey had not been providing House investigators much access to begin with.

by | May 19, 2017 | 12:29

The officials said transition officials removed classified materials from secure rooms and carried them between buildings in Washington without permission. Separately, McClatchy News Service reported Wednesday that before Trump took office, Flynn had blocked an Obama administration military plan, opposed by Turkey, against the Islamic State group.

by | May 19, 2017 | 12:30

McCain also reflected on the major headlines that have come out of the Trump White House almost every day for more than a week. We believe the issues raised by the Comey memos are so vital that the public should have access to them without delay.

by | May 19, 2017 | 12:23

The senior official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Trump remains committed to his campaign pledge to ultimately relocate the US embassy but does not plan to announce such a move while on his trip. During their demonstration, they blocked a main road used by both Palestinians and Israeli settlers. The official also said that in the meeting, Trump " revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies".