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by | May 21, 2017 | 11:37

Trump said he had "respect" for the move, but added: "I think it divides the country". "He can take care of himself", the Colombian president said. While Trump tweeted and voiced his indignation at the White House, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed a special counsel to lead an independent federal Trump-Russia investigation, briefed the entire Senate in private.

by | May 21, 2017 | 11:10

Mark's Church in England but joined in for the festivities at the reception. However, he was planning on bringing her to the larger (and more informal) post-church party at the Middleton family's home in nearby Buckleberry that evening.

by | May 21, 2017 | 11:06

Nicole Kushner Meyer was in China at the weekend, seeking more than $150 million in investment in a luxury apartment complex known as " One Journal Square ", on which ground is scheduled to break early next year. The point of Trump's populist revolution was not to enrich the Kushner family by trading precious American immigration privileges for filthy lucre. Kushner Companies are also due to pitch for investment in the southern Chinese cities of Shenzhen and Guangzhou next weekend, ...

by | May 21, 2017 | 10:52

In light of Lawfare editor Benjamin Wittes's recollection that former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey-after trying to blend into the curtains-had been "disgusted" by Trump's attempt to hug him at a White House event in January, former Clinton staffer Philippe Reines released a video of Hillary Clinton practicing dodging his advances during debate prep.

by | May 21, 2017 | 10:50

A second report from the New York Times quoted the president calling the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director a real nut job. "He was insane, a real nut job", Trump reportedly said , according to the document. Spicer saying in this, and I quote, "As the president has stated before, a thorough investigation will confirm that there was no collusion between the campaign and any foreign entity".

by | May 21, 2017 | 10:52

Kim said the United Nations has ignored requests for an "international forum of legal experts to clarify the legal basis of the "sanction resolutions". The White House press secretary's office in the statement urged stricter sanctions against North Korea. "People's enthusiastic welcome for defence science warriors", ran a front-page headline in the Rodong Sinmun newspaper, the official mouthpiece of the ruling Workers' Party, alongside pictures of the developers of what appears to be its ...

by | May 21, 2017 | 10:51

At the royal al-Yamama palace, the king decorated Trump with the King Abdulaziz medal, the country's top civilian honor. Multiple agreements between American and Saudi companies, including between the Saudi oil giant Aramco and various U.S.

by | May 21, 2017 | 10:52

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visit an art exhibit with Saudi King Salam at the Royal Court Palace, Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Riyadh. After an overnight flight, the president was greeted at the airport by King Salman , which was notable given that the monarch did not show up past year to welcome President Barack Obama on his final visit to Saudi Arabia.

by | May 21, 2017 | 10:40

Emmanuel Macron, emphatic victory, which also smashed the dominance of France's mainstream parties, will bring huge relief to European allies who had feared another populist upheaval to follow Britain's vote to quit the EU. "Macron carries the hopes of millions of French people and also many in Germany and across Europe", Ms. Merkel told reporters, saying she was "very pleased" by his victory.

by | May 21, 2017 | 10:39

Meanwhile, the dateline of Chibok girls' abduction and how the federal government was able to swapped them has been explained. Governor Sani Bello described the release of 82 girls as glad tidings, adding that this development would give strength and hope to the parents of those still in the hands of Boko Haram .

by | May 21, 2017 | 10:32

Weiner , the estranged husband of Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, allegedly sent pornographic videos and made requests that the girl be nude and masturbate, the sources said. Weiner has to register as a sex offender . Weiner , who was joined in court by his father and brother, was released on bail pending a September 8 sentencing and did not answer reporters' questions as he left.

by | May 21, 2017 | 10:31

Just days after a brutal fight outside the Turkish embassy in Washington, DC, that left at least a dozen people injured, video footage has surfaced showing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calmly watching the violence near his vehicle.

by | May 21, 2017 | 10:30

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday ordered Pakistan to stay the execution of Yadav convicted of spying. Pakistan's Foreign Affairs advisor Sartaj Aziz said they will appoint a new set of lawyers to represent the case and defend their position at the world court in The Hague in Netherlands.

by | May 21, 2017 | 10:33

Turkish authorities have issued arrest warrants for the chief executive and several staff members of an opposition daily in Istanbul, as a crackdown continues in the wake an abortive military coup a year ago. Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party said the "operation" against Sozcu was "unacceptable" and called on the judiciary to act.

by | May 21, 2017 | 10:28

At the same time, 39-year-old president repeatedly mentioned the need for the European Union to protect its citizens in a globalized world, embrace free trade but also not be naïve about global competitors and to generally rebuild confidence among its members.

by | May 21, 2017 | 10:22

Trump said as much in one televised interview, but the White House has offered changing justifications for the firing. Calling the investigation "a witch hunt", Trump said: "There is no collusion - certainly myself and my campaign - but I can always speak for myself and the Russians - zero".

by | May 21, 2017 | 10:23

The United States on Saturday said it hoped Hassan Rouhani , Iran's newly re-elected president, will halt his country's support for "destabilising forces", end ballistic missile tests and carry out democratic reforms during his second term.

by | May 21, 2017 | 10:20

He said the talk now has turned to phasing in the reduction in federal funding of Medicaid expansion. The think tank's study breaks down, state by state, the projected impact of the House plan's rollback of Medicaid coverage for low-income households.

by | May 21, 2017 | 10:07

Wheeler then claimed he misspoke. Wheeler did not immediately reply to CNN's request for comment on Friday . He wants the station to release the full interview , instead of the clip where he appears to confirm emails between Rich and WikiLeaks.

by | May 21, 2017 | 09:54

Pollsters found that 50 percent do not think Trump is able to serve as commander-in-chief, while 40 percent consider him capable. One big historical difference in terms of the appointment of this special prosecutor is that it is coming so early in the Trump presidency.

by | May 21, 2017 | 09:41

Two Chinese SU-30 aircraft carried out what the U.S. military described as an "unprofessional" intercept of a U.S. aircraft created to detect radiation while it was flying in global airspace over the East China Sea. The WC-135 has been used in the past to collect evidence of possible nuclear activity conducted by North Korea. "We hope the USA side can stop relevant surveillance activities, to prevent such things from happening", Wu added.

by | May 21, 2017 | 09:40

Ryan was not asked about a report Wednesday night that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy a year ago suggested in a private meeting that Russian President Vladimir Putin was paying Trump, which aides to McCarthy and Ryan have said was a joke.

by | May 21, 2017 | 09:39

He said the House will pursue its investigation "regardless of which party is in the White House". "That is what Congress does in conducting oversight of the executive branch". The White House has denied reports that Trump pressed Comey to drop an investigation into National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. During recess, Ryan made some public appearances and did an interview last Wednesday with Fox News, in which he largely defended Trump's decision to let go of Comey.

by | May 21, 2017 | 09:36

Assange had been holed up in the embassy since mid-2012, fearing extradition to Sweden to face the allegation. Speaking to a crowd of reporters and supporters from the balcony of the Ecuadorean embassy in London, Assange said "today is an important victory" for him and for the United Nations human rights system, while noting that his battle is "far form over".

by | May 21, 2017 | 09:02

Lee Hae-chan, left, President Moon Jae-in's special envoy to China, hands over Moon's letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Friday. The envoy said his delegation asked Chinese officials to "solve" Beijing's retaliations against South Korean companies. More South Koreans have become wary since U.S.

by | May 21, 2017 | 08:59

Iran likely directed the convoy that was destroyed by a US airstrike in Syria earlier this week, US Defense Secretary James Mattis claimed on Friday. "On Thursday at 16:30, the so-called global coalition attacked one of the Syrian Arab Army's positions on the Al-Tanf road in the Syrian Badia region, producing a number of martyrs and causing material damage", a military source told Syrian state media yesterday.

by | May 21, 2017 | 09:02

Golden State has won the West title each of the past two seasons. While San Antonio fought through six games with the Rockets , the Warriors have been off since wrapping up a sweep of the Utah Jazz on Monday. But on the other hand, the Spurs are a veteran ballclub with championship DNA that shouldn't be dismissed that easily. They'll have had five days off before Sunday's tip.

by | May 21, 2017 | 08:55

A painting by late graffiti artist-turned-expressionist painter, Jean-Michel Basquiat , has become the most expensive at auction of any U.S. artist, fetching $110.5m (£85m) in NY. Basquiat's canvas was last purchased at auction three decades ago by the late NY collectors Jerry and Emily Spiegel. Only ten other works have broken the $100 million mark.

by | May 21, 2017 | 08:55

Saudi King Salman presents President Donald Trump with The Collar of Abdulaziz Al Saud Medal at the Royal Court Palace on Saturday in Riyadh . US First Lady Melania Trump stepped off Air Force One, the presidential plane, with her head uncovered after arriving in Riyadh with her husband Mr Donald Trump yesterday.

by | May 21, 2017 | 08:49

Jeremy Corbyn has told Radio 1 Newsbeat that Labour are working on a "state-backed mortgage scheme" to help young people buy a home. Mr Corbyn was cheered as he told supporters that "we are moving on to win this election", and claimed that the Conservative campaign was "unravelling" as voters examined their policies.

by | May 21, 2017 | 08:45

Amid reports from South Korea that President Trump has said he was open to talks with North Korea "under certain circumstances", without ever making clear what those circumstances would be, North Korea has also put its own preconditions on the talks .

by | May 21, 2017 | 08:45

Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) told reporters Wednesday. "Every day, we are all surprised by some other twist and turn of this issue so I can only respond now and now I do not think that is a rational approach". The Democratic minority in the House stopped short, however, of calling for articles of impeachment, although House Democratic Caucus Chair Joseph Crowley (D-New York) noted that " members can come to their own conclusions " about whether the president should be impeached.

by | May 21, 2017 | 08:40

At a national security meeting on Sunday, Moon said dialogue is possible only in case of North Korea changing its attitude. Jiro Ishimaru of Asia Press noted that "North Korea seems to be very aware of the USA attack on Syria". China's Foreign Ministry, in a later statement on its website, said Wang "fully explained" China's position on THAAD and asked South Korea to handle China's reasonable concerns appropriately.

by | May 21, 2017 | 08:35

Under Secretary of State Thomas Shannon hours after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's guards violently entered a crowd of protesters, U.S. officials said Thursday. Particular scrutiny needs to be paid to the actions of Mr. Erdogan's security guards, who, a state-owned Turkish news service confirmed, were involved in the fighting because - can you believe the gall? - they didn't think police were doing enough to quiet the protest.

by | May 21, 2017 | 08:31

White House Correspondents' Association President Jeff Mason said Friday that "doing away with briefings would reduce accountability, transparency, and the opportunity for Americans to see that, in the USA system, no political figure is above being questioned".