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by | June 14, 2017 | 05:24

Wyden, one of the Senate intelligence committee's most liberal members, lit into Sessions more than one hour into the hearing - prying into why Comey believed Sessions had been compromised. Trump, but didn't get very far about those conversations between Sessions and the President. Over the weekend, Sessions requested that he be allowed to appear before the Intelligence Committee instead .

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:27

The rift between Qatar and Arab League states opened earlier in June, when a number of the region's states - including Bahrain , Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates ( UAE ), Egypt, and Yemen - severed diplomatic ties with Qatar , accusing Doha of supporting Islamist militants and Iran .

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:21

Sessions said: "It did not violate my recusal". "The chain of command for the special counsel is only directly to the attorney general, or in this case, the acting attorney general, so nobody else in the department would have the authority to do that, and you have my assurance that we are going to faithfully follow that regulation and Director Mueller is going to have the full degree of independence that he needs to conduct that investigation appropriately", said Rosenstein.

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:22

Testifying at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, he vowed to defend his honour "against scurrilous and false allegations". "Though I do recall several conversations that I had during that "Free Speech" reception, I do not have any recollection with meeting, talking to the Russian ambassador or any other Russian officials".

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:23

Rosenstein is charged with Mueller's fate because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from all matters having to do with the Trump-Russia investigation. High-profile supporters of President Donald Trump are turning on special counsel Robert Mueller, the man charged with investigating Russian interference in the US election and possible collusion with Trump's campaign.

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:22

Representative Adam Schiff , the Democratic ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, which is overseeing its own probe into the Russian Federation matter, tweeted , "If President fired Bob Mueller , Congress would immediately re-establish independent counsel and appoint Bob Mueller ".

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:21

Earlier in the week, Trump took to Twitter to take credit for the Saudi-led move to punish Qatar, saying it could be the start of the end of terrorism in the Middle East . Trump said he helped plan the move against Qatar, although a senior administration official told Reuters earlier this week that the USA had no indication from the Saudis or Emiratis during the visit that they would sever ties with Qatar.

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:16

The House requested Comey and the White House provide the records, including tapes if they exist, by June 23. Trump was asked again later in the press conference about the potential for recordings. "I am not hinting at anything", Trump said, twice declining to elaborate. TRUMP: Over a fairly short period of time . Meanwhile, the House Intelligence Committee asked on Friday for Comey's memos to be handed over, and separately sent a letter to the White House demanding any ...

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:15

The president made the remarks at a White House luncheon with senators. The comments underscore the unusual secrecy with which Senate Republicans are crafting a health care bill to repeal and replace swaths of former President Barack Obama's health care law.

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:16

A shock result in Britain's snap general election has resulted in a hung parliament in a major blow to Theresa May who wanted to boost the Conservatives majority in parliament. "Our two parties have enjoyed a strong relationship over many years", she said. Conservatives fell 12 seats short of the 326 seats they needed for a majority , and are down from the 330 seats they had before May called for this early election.

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:16

On Monday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the injunction secured against the immigration ban in March in a federal district court in Hawaii. A Seattle judge blocked its enforcement nationwide in response to a lawsuit by Washington state, decision that was unanimously upheld by a different three-judge 9th Circuit panel.

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:12

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn had a colorful way to describe the secretive process of crafting a healthcare bill during an interview on Monday. According to the Los Angeles Times , the bill will likely include stronger protections for people with pre-existing conditions that would prohibit insurance companies from charging them more for insurance.

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:07

Speaking after her return from a 20-minute audience with the Queen, Mrs May said: "What the country needs more than ever is certainty, and having secured the largest number of votes and the greatest number of seats in the General Election, it is clear that only the Conservative and Unionist Party has the legitimacy and ability to provide that certainty by commanding a majority in the House of Commons".

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:07

His commentary must've ruffled feathers because today, to his dismay, he shared that Trump has blocked him on Twitter . Time to start talking impeachment. If she was, who'd be the hero to Trump-blocked best-selling genre-changing authors everywhere? Another group, the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, sent a letter ( PDF ) to Trump last week arguing that blocking Twitter users due to their opinions may be a violation of the First Amendment.

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:07

After the discussions, Mrs May joined MPs in the House of Commons , where opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn arrived to applause from his lawmakers. It is passing quicker than anyone believes because the subjects we have to deal with are extraordinarily complex. When asked about the Daily Telegraph article, Michael Gove, a minister who campaigned for Brexit, told ITV: "This is news to me".

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:00

Speaking in a meeting with his Croatian Counterpart Davor Ivo Stier on the sidelines of Oslo Forum, the Iranian FM called for an end to the current diplomatic row between Saudi Arabia and Qatar over what Riyadh and its Arab allies call Doha's support for terrorism.

by | June 14, 2017 | 04:54

Displaced Iraqi people are treated in a field hospital at the Hasansham U2 camp, where more than 300 people fell ill in a mass outbreak of food poisoning, in al-Khazer, east of Mosul , Iraq June 13, 2017 . About 20-30 patients, mostly children, lay on blankets on the floor as several more serious cases were taken away in ambulances. Most of those afflicted were suffering from stomach cramps and dehydration, resulting from vomiting and diarrhea.

by | June 14, 2017 | 04:52

Comey himself, pressed by Senate Intelligence Committee members last week, left his old boss out to dry on the topic. In his dramatic appearance before former colleagues, Sessions contradicted a contention made by Comey at a hearing before the same panel last week.

by | June 14, 2017 | 04:54

You're impeding this investigation". Sessions recused himself from the Russia probe in March after it was revealed he twice met with the Russian ambassador during the campaign but failed to say so when pressed by lawmakers at his confirmation hearing.

by | June 14, 2017 | 04:46

After visiting Queen Elizabeth II on Friday, a part of electoral procedure, May announced she would try to form a minority government supported by the Democratic Unionist Party , or DUP, from Northern Ireland. Having secured the largest number of votes and the greatest number of seats in the general election it is clear that only the Conservative and Unionist party has the legitimacy and ability to provide that certainty by commanding a majority in the House of Commons.

by | June 14, 2017 | 04:45

In fact, according to the Rodong Sinmun newspaper , Kim said that he would "turn the (United States) into ashes", in a threat that came in response to Tuesday's historic test of a ground-based interceptor system created to shoot down incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles - including nuclear-armed missiles headed toward the USA mainland or other US territory from North Korea .

by | June 14, 2017 | 04:41

Sessions also denied having any talks with Russians about interference in the election. White House spokesman Sean Spicer declined to discuss Trump's "private conversations" with Sessions about Comey, and he left open the possibility that the administration may ask the attorney general to invoke executive privilege regarding them.

by | June 14, 2017 | 04:43

The United States refused to sign a Group of Seven pledge Monday in yet another move to reject the landmark Paris climate agreement that has been signed by almost every country on the planet. Trump has said he would be open to renegotiating Paris, something most European G7 nations have already rejected. In a statement , the EPA said the us had "reset the climate change discussion" at the G-7 meeting and stressed that it was a party to the 15-page communique, except for the four pages ...

by | June 14, 2017 | 04:34

The 17th SCO summit was held in Kazakhstan capital Astana and at its conclusion, the participating leaders called for putting up a united fight against terrorism . "We support connectivity with the SCO countries", he said, speaking in Hindi and added, "Connectivity should create cooperation and trust among our future generations".

by | June 14, 2017 | 04:36

Last night, Trump took to Twitter to open up again about his feelings on the "negative press". For more than a week, the tweets from @realDonaldTrump were, well, boring. Team Twitter already had gone into overdrive trying to fill in the blanks, floating both silly and serious scenarios. One person wrote; " covfefe for the new america".

by | June 14, 2017 | 04:30

The 22-year-old Warmbier has served just over a year of his 15-year sentence - allegedly for taking down a sign of the late dictator Kim Jong Il while Warmbier was in the country with a tour group. The visit was the first time the United States was able to confirm Warmbier's status after he was sentenced. Mr Warmbier was supposed to graduate from the university in May.

by | June 14, 2017 | 04:30

Murray jogged to his seat at the changeover, the Argentine stood at the net, bent at the waist, his head resting on the net cord. There he stayed until the umpire called time. PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY: Romania's Simona Halep beat Russian Daria Kasatkina in a rollercoaster clash, winning 6-0 7-5 after first threatening to completely dismantle the 20-year-old.

by | June 14, 2017 | 04:32

The remains of the small drone, which was equipped with a camera, were retrieved by the South's military last week from a hillside where it had crash-landed close to the heavily-fortified inter-Korean border. Since then North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un reportedly follows Italian football thanks to the nation's star striker Kwang-Song Han, who plays for Cagliari in Serie A.

by | June 14, 2017 | 04:32

Mr Sessions also repeatedly refused to answer questions about his private conversations with the president. Rosenstein repeatedly conveyed his support for Mueller's role at a Senate hearing, held the morning after a close friend of President Donald Trump was quoted in a television interview as saying he was considering dismissing Mueller.

by | June 14, 2017 | 04:30

Comey thrust Sessions back into the spotlight of the roiling Russian Federation controversy with his incendiary appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week - the same panel that will interrogate the attorney general. The New York City federal prosecutor who expected to remain on the job when Trump took office but ended up being fired said he was made uncomfortable by one-on-one interactions with the president - just like Comey was.

by | June 14, 2017 | 04:30

In a letter on Saturday to Senator Richard Shelby Mr Sessions said that he had been scheduled to discuss the Justice Department budget before House and Senate Appropriations sub-committees but that it had become clear some members would focus their questions on the Russian Federation investigation.

by | June 14, 2017 | 04:25

With 97 percent of the vote counted, a total of 97.17 percent of the Puerto Ricans who turned out to vote in Sunday's plebiscite on the island's legal status opted for US statehood. "He did a lot for fighting for us, for our freedom, our independence, and a lot of people don't understand that", said one parade goer. Few expect current U.S.

by | June 14, 2017 | 04:25

The ministry says they include 10 photos of USA missile launchers and a radar system installed in the southeastern town of Seongju earlier this year. "If the neighbouring countries in north-east Asia, including North and South Korea , can host the World Cup together, it would help to create peace in North and South Korea as well as north-east Asia", said the South Korean president's spokesperson Park Su-hyun.

by | June 14, 2017 | 04:25

Yun discussed the situation with Secretary of State Tillerson and President Trump , who sent him to North Korea to bring Warmbier home. In November 2014, USA spy chief James Clapper went to Pyongyang to bring home Matthew Miller, who had ripped up his visa when entering the country and was serving a six-year sentence on an espionage charge, and Korean-American missionary Kenneth Bae , who had been sentenced to 15 years for alleged anti-government activities.

by | June 14, 2017 | 04:22

The prime minister did not sign a joint statement by the leaders of Germany, France and Italy, who said they regretted Trump's decision and insisted that the accord can not be renegotiated. "What particularly annoys me is that Trident isn't just for, heaven forbid, a potential Corbyn government, it goes beyond that many decades into the future".