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by | June 13, 2017 | 07:33

Trump has been coy about whether any recordings exist of his private conversations with Comey, who was sacked by the president in May. When one reporter asked Spicer why Trump would hesitate to release the recordings if they were concrete evidence that Comey had lied to the Senate, Spicer simply said Trump would release or not release the tapes at a time that he felt was appropriate.

by | June 13, 2017 | 07:32

Whether that hearing will be public or closed is not yet known. For the embattled attorney general, the hearing will be the first time he is questioned by senators since January, when he testified during his confirmation hearing that he did not communicate with any Russian officials during the presidential campaign, when Sessions acted as an adviser to Trump.

by | June 13, 2017 | 07:32

Business and investors want clarity about the terms of Brexit as soon as possible, because they need to know what kind of access United Kingdom companies will have to Europe's vast free trading area in future. Fallon said the government wanted a "new partnership with Europe that is careful about the trade we already do with Europe, that comes to some agreement on the immigration that we can accept from Europe".

by | June 13, 2017 | 07:32

Rossello, who heads the pro-statehood New Progressive Party, said his government would fight "in Washington and throughout the world" for the Caribbean island territory to be accepted as the 51st U.S. "Eight out of 10 voters went to the beach, went to the river, went to go eat, went to go hang out, went to church, but they sure didn't go out to vote", said opposition party leader Héctor Ferrer at a San Juan press conference according to NBC News .

by | June 13, 2017 | 07:21

After his first visit in February 2013, Rodman called the North Korean leader "a friend for life" and advised President Obama to "pick up the phone and call him". That trip generated a string of negative headlines and an outburst from Rodman during the CNN interview. The trip comes at a time of heightened tension between Washington and Pyongyang, which has detained four Americans.

by | June 12, 2017 | 16:41

A Downing Street spokesman added: "We welcome this commitment, which can provide the stability and certainty the whole country requires as we embark on Brexit and beyond". Gavin Barwell, a former housing minister, replaces joint chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill. Timothy and Hill have gone. And eventually Harold Wilson managed to form a government.

by | June 12, 2017 | 16:36

Mrs May called the snap election in order to secure a clear mandate for her vision of Brexit. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she spoke with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto about two of the country's touchiest subjects: journalist murders and widespread disappearances.

by | June 12, 2017 | 16:38

The Labour leader, who has insisted the Conservatives lost the election despite being the largest party, was photographed by Times columnist Giles Coren at the football practice in sunny north London as the Prime Minister grappled with the fallout of losing her majority.

by | June 12, 2017 | 16:35

She described Mr Comey's testimony as "candid" and "thorough" and said she would support a subpoena if needed. He said he didn't return a third call Trump placed after taking office. Maine GOP Senator Susan Collins said on Sunday that Donald Trump needs to clear up whether or not he has taped conversation between himself and former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, and that if such tapes do exist, she would support them being subpoenaed .

by | June 12, 2017 | 16:30

The three-time Formula One champion earned his sixth victory - and third in a row - on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Sunday, taking a clear path from the pole to the checkered flag to win by nearly 20 seconds. He then shared a sip with actor Sir Patrick Stewart , who was serving as the post-race master of ceremonies. With Hamilton extending his lead, the battle was on for podium places with Ricciardo holding firm in the end from the Force India cars of Sergio Perez and Esteban ...

by | June 12, 2017 | 16:30

Security forces have stepped up efforts to crack down on suspected militants and have arrested nearly 50 people so far. Iran's intelligence minister Mahmoud Alavi said on Saturday night that 43 suspects had been arrested and operations to identify and crush more "terrorists cells" were underway.

by | June 12, 2017 | 16:28

Dozens of suspects have been arrested since the attacks on Wednesday killed 17 people in the first assault in Iran to be claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group. Commuters in the Iranian capital noticed police on street corners and motorcycles, more than usual as dawn broke. The Revolutionary Guard Corps vowed to take revenge for the attacks, and said that there was a definitive link to the visit of U.S.

by | June 12, 2017 | 16:30

Iran has indirectly suggested that Saudi Arabia, its major regional rival and a US ally, played a role in the attack. Riyadh denies the charges, describing Tehran instead as "the number one state sponsor of terrorism". The attackers had entered Iran at some point previous year, the ministry said without providing precise dates. Many terrorist cells were dismantled.

by | June 12, 2017 | 16:22

At the end of the video, he sent a message to the Saudi government. Iran has blamed Saudi Arabia for the mayhem, but there has been no official link of its involvement. The six attackers were Iranians who had joined IS, the deputy secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Reza Seifollahi, said on state TV.

by | June 12, 2017 | 16:24

Two days after a gunman opened fire at a casino in the Philippines capital, Manila , where at least 38 people were killed, footage of the deadly attack was released (Saturday). Police say a gunman stormed the casino resort and used gasoline to set gambling tables on fire, creating clouds of smoke that swept through the crowds and killed dozens of people.

by | June 12, 2017 | 16:21

Comey also said President Obama's Attorney General, Loretta Lynch , pressured him to mislead the American voting public by calling the probe into Hillary Clinton's illegal handling of emails containing government top secrets a "matter" (on advice of former President Bill Clinton, no doubt) and not an "investigation".

by | June 12, 2017 | 16:21

John McCain suggested that he was exhausted when he questioned fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey on Thursday, a performance that lit up Twitter and the internet with unsparing criticism . John McCain (R-Ariz.) during his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee yesterday. Rose, who specializes in politics, elections, and crisis management, complimented McCain's Twitter response, which helped mitigate the "concern that McCain went from cool ...

by | June 12, 2017 | 16:19

And justifiably so. For nothing less than the future of the planet is at stake. Nick Loris, a fellow at the right-wing Heritage Foundation who pushed for Trump to exit the pact, questioned the usefulness of the state and local pledges . And China is ready to seize the opportunity. China already sees the potential and has promised to move away from coal and invest over $300 billion in renewables and create 13 million jobs.

by | June 12, 2017 | 16:12

The action was launched after the Foreign Ministry received information that 16 Indonesian citizens - members of Islamic missionary movement Jamaah Tabligh - and another living in Marawi City, were trapped in the conflict. Meanwhile, government statistics count some 218, 665 individuals have evacuated from Marawi to evacuation centers and relatives in surrounding towns and cities.

by | June 12, 2017 | 16:08

It is her first comment since Mrs May's Conservative party lost 13 seats. In the election the Conservatives won most seats, but short of winning enough for an overall majority. "Her wish and will was not really too much accepted by the British people", he said. "The worries are unnecessary and they shouldn't have them but we want make sure they are dealt with as soon as possible", he said.

by | June 12, 2017 | 16:05

Ashraf Ghani spoke at the opening of the so-called Kabul Process, a gathering of 23 nations, the European Union, U.N. and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meant to discuss security and political issues in the country. In his speech, Mr. Ghani warned the Taliban that they would not succeed in bringing down the government, and said that the aim of the so-called Kabul Process was to ensure peace with support from neighbouring countries and the global community.

by | June 12, 2017 | 15:47

Ho said he couldn't attack them as one of them might detonate what he believed was a genuine suicide belt and kill them all. "It could be that they had plans to take the attack in to a siege situation or it might be that they saw it as protection from being shot themselves".

by | June 12, 2017 | 15:45

But the Philippine military said on Saturday US forces were providing technical assistance without having "boots on the ground". U.S. special forces have joined the battle in the southern Philippine city of Marawi, after 13 Philippine marines were killed in the intense urban fighting, the Philippine military said on Saturday.

by | June 12, 2017 | 15:44

Here's a gallery of images from inside Radio City Music Hall. Dear Evan Hansen , a show that centres on a lonely teenager who fabricates a former friendship with a classmate who killed himself, won best musical as well as best musical actor with Ben Platt and Rachel Bay Jones , who scooped best actress in a featured role.

by | June 12, 2017 | 15:42

The official said Aron had recently been threatened but it wasn't clear why. 29 year old Aron was a bakery worker, and had been last seen Tuesday. His body was apparently discovered by another brother around 2:45 p.m.; a neighbor told the News, "He ran out of the house screaming, 'my brother, my brother.' It was spooky".

by | June 12, 2017 | 15:38

Democratic Senator Chris Murphy, from CT, had said in a statement Thursday following Comey's testimony , "If the White House's account differs from what we heard today, the American people deserve to hear the president's side of the story in a similar forum-under oath and open to the press".

by | June 12, 2017 | 15:14

US President Donald Trump has told British Prime Minister Theresa May that he looks forward to working with her in strengthening the bilateral ties after she made a decision to form a minority government following snap polls. Former Conservative party leaders have warned any immediate leadership challenge would be too disruptive, but most commentators believe May can not survive in the long term.

by | June 12, 2017 | 15:13

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will form a government after a disaster election that cost her party its majority. The British Prime Minister has promised to "guide the country through the key negotiations for Brexit, which will begin in just 10 days and to fulfill the will of the British people to remove the United Kingdom from the European Union".

by | June 12, 2017 | 15:08

The Conservatives are likely to be bolstered by Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) but if they form a minority government, votes in the Commons will be tight. Conservative legislator Nigel Evans said the departure of the two aides was "a start", but there needed to be changes to the way the government functioned in the wake of the campaign.

by | June 12, 2017 | 15:03

The Conservative leader had called Thursday's snap election in a bid to extend her majority and strengthen her hand in the European Union divorce negotiations, but her gamble backfired spectacularly. In Wales, much of the Westminster bubble was predicting massive reverses for Labour but, as in Britain as a whole, once the media balance guidelines for the general election kicked in, the positive coverage of Corbyn and his message of hope boosted Labour.

by | June 12, 2017 | 14:58

China blocked tough new sanctions against North Korea that the United States pushed in the U.N. Security Council on Friday. British Deputy Ambassador to the UN Peter Wilson (l.) and U.S. In April, Beijing halted imports of coal shipments from North Korea, one of the isolated country's few sources of income, but has taken a less confrontational approach than Washington with calls for more dialogue.

by | June 12, 2017 | 14:54

Carter's plane handshakes have become something of a rite of passage for frequent flyers - you haven't TRULY flown until you've flown with the 39th POTUS and received a handshake. Sheffield said it was apparent how much the former president genuinely loves people. Sheffield was leaving home on June 8 for Transgender Lobby Day at Capitol Hill.

by | June 12, 2017 | 14:50

Gavin Barwell, a former housing minister, replaces joint chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill. She put on a fearless face, refusing to show any contrition for the election gamble that spectacularly backfired, but observers say she has been deeply wounded.

by | June 12, 2017 | 14:51

Denying reports that states that he sought help from the USA to support Philippine soldiers battle ISIS-inspired militants in the Southern Philippines, Duterte said he never approached any American to help the military. Abu Sayyaf is a Philippine kidnapping oufit that operates along the Sulu Sea and that the Islamic State has tapped to form a caliphate in the Philippines.

by | June 12, 2017 | 14:53

That is for those with significant experience or qualifications, or who were internationally renowned for their talents - in any field, not simply those who will contribute to the economy. Little said it was time for "a breather" on immigration to allow the country to play catch-up on infrastructure. The policy also targets 8000 visas through a Kiwi-first plan to train New Zealanders to fill skills shortages and only issue visas for migrants in regions affected by specific skills shortages.