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by | June 14, 2017 | 06:47

Rodman has received the red-carpet treatment on four past trips since 2013, but has been roundly criticized for visiting during a time of high tensions between the USA and North Korea over its weapons programs. When asked if he planned to raise their detention with North Korean officials, Rodman said: "Well that's not my objective right now..." University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier, who has been detained in North Korea for 17 months, has been medically evacuated from the ...

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:44

The Israeli ambassador will return to Wellington in the next few days. Malaysia has no diplomatic ties to Israel. Israel and New Zealand have restored diplomatic ties after a brief spat following New Zealand's co-sponsorship of a UN Security Council Resolution in December that rejected the legitimacy of any Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:42

Ms Foster and the DUP's leader at Westminster, Nigel Dodds , spent nearly two hours with the prime minister at Downing Street on Tuesday morning. London's neutrality is key to the delicate balance of power in Northern Ireland , which was once plagued by violence over Britain's control of the province.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:37

Kasowitz also noted - correctly - that Comey had confirmed that he privately had told Trump at various times that he himself wasn't then under investigation by the FBI as part of its Russian Federation probe. TRUMP: 100 percent. I didn't say... His hunch was correct, and the very next day former FBI director Bob Mueller was appointed to be a special counsel overseeing the investigation.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:40

According to charging documents, Almena - Ghost Ship's master tenant since November 2013 - rented out spaces inside the building and encouraged tenants to construct their rooms using materials such as fence boards, shingles, and wooden sculptures in a manner that violated city and state fire-safety codes.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:40

However, school, colleges, hotels, and hospitals have been excluded from the shutdown calls. "We only appealed to the people", he said, adding "the state government may claim nearly cent per cent attendance but that is not the case". A day before, GJM supporters and workers had clashed with the police and set ablaze several government vehicles during widespread protests over introduction of Bengali language in schools in the hills.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:35

Over the period 2017 to 2050, about $132 billion is expected to be spent on electricity generation under the business as usual scenario. "Tony Abbott , Craig Kelly, Eric Abetz, a growing list of very senior Liberals seem created to undermine this process before it begins, (and) Malcolm Turnbull simply has to bring them into line".

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:31

Sir John said any return to violence was "somewhat down the road" but said it was "very important there is a honest broker" in Northern Ireland and only the United Kingdom government could take that role. "Although I don't expect it to suddenly collapse because there's a broad consensus that wishes it to continue, I think we have to take care with it".

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:16

Comey wanted to prevent the appointment of a special counsel for Hillary Clinton , who was the subject of an FBI investigation, but he wanted to "prompt" the appointment of a special counsel for President Trump , who was not the subject of an FBI investigation.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:17

But the president's son also appeared to corroborate Comey's depiction of an Oval Office meeting in which Trump asked the then-director to call off the investigation into Flynn's links to Russian Federation and Turkey, an interaction Comey noted in a personal memo.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:14

As in, 39 states saw Russian intrusions of some kind into their voting databases or election software systems, according to the report. In Illinois, investigators discovered proof that attackers tried to delete or alter voter data. They found the hacker's digital signatures and then sent them around the country, and 37 states found signatures in some of their systems. Hackers reportedly accessed the software that poll workers used.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:10

Moscow's prosecutor's office said: "We are warning that any attempts to hold an unsanctioned event in Moscow will be a direct violation of the law" and that authorities would take all necessary measures to prevent provocations threatening public security.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:11

But the following morning he struck back in an early morning tweet: "Despite so many false statements and lies , total and complete vindication ", he wrote - suggesting Mr Comey had committed perjury. Even if tapes revealed that Trump did tell Comey he hoped he would drop the investigation, that's not necessarily enough to build a case for obstruction of justice , or any other criminal charge.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:12

Djibril Sidibe scored an nearly identical close-range goal on 43 minutes, and Kane added his second from the spot (48) as Raphael Varane saw red for a last-man foul on Dele Alli . "Sterling caused problems, Kane in the first 50 to 60 minutes led the line really well". Here, England were back in France for the first time since their disastrous Euro 2016 campaign a year ago, when they were humiliated by Iceland in the last 16.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:10

It is thought Mrs Foster, despite being a Brexit supporter, could seek assurances from Mrs May that she will pursue a softer exit from the European Union, given Northern Ireland's 56% Remain vote and the DUP's desire not to see a return to a hard border with Ireland.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:11

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is in the hot seat Tuesday as he's expected to be grilled by the Senate Intelligence Committee on his meetings with a Russian official and any discussions he had with the president before FBI Director James Comey was sacked.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:11

They also told McGahn that federal court decisions have established that only two types of executive privilege seeking to protect communications by the president could apply in Comey's case. Donald Trump and James Comey . It marked the first time the White House had officially acknowledged that outside counsel had been retained. From all reports so far, it transpires that Trump and Comey were alone in the room when Trump asked Comey to let the Russian Federation probe go.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:07

He also said that since his recusal, "I have no knowledge about this investigation... beyond what has been publicly reported". Sessions said Tuesday that Trump's words speak for themselves and he could not discuss more than the letter.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:06

Senate intelligence committee chairman Richard Burr says that so far, the panel has interviewed more than 35 individuals, including Jeh Johnson, the former secretary of homeland security, in connection with its investigation of Russian activities during last year's campaign.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:02

Trump clearly meant to write "coverage" but misspelled it and inadvertently sent the tweet before it was finished, but the incomplete tweet subsequently stayed on Trump's account for several hours before finally being deleted in the early hours of the morning.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:01

The Daily Mail reported that the fire had spread to five floors, with fire fighters struggling to bring the blaze under control. Social media post show huge flames coming from the building. Cordons were erected to seal off the scene, and people were urged to avoid the area. Residents have been evacuated from the building. The estate is on Latimer Road, White City.

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:52

Also, it has retained BMO Capital Markets , as a financial advisor, and Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, as a legal advisor. Sears Canada , known for its catalogues that were a household staple for generations, said Tuesday there is "significant doubt" about its future and it could sell or restructure itself.

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:49

And we're celebrating on our home court". "We're going down as one of the best teams ever, and that's a special thing you can not take away from us". Curry added 34 and Andre Iguodala was a force off the bench, scoring 20 points on 9-of-14 shooting. Because they're built for - from my eyes, they're built to last a few years.

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:47

The SNP lost seats to the Conservatives , Labour and the Liberal Democrats in the election - with other high-profile casualties including John Nicolson, Mike Weir and Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh. "The Tories' hard Brexit plan has been rejected and we can not allow the Brexit negotiations to become hostage to the inability of either the Tories or Labour to command a clear majority", Sturgeon said.

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:47

Chouhan started his fast on Saturday in the wake of violence that marred the farmers' protest strike from June 1, launched to press their demand for a debt waiver and better prices for farm produce. He said that just by announcing a price stabilisation fund to procure the farm produce at the minimum support price (MSP) will not do much difference in fact a commission to decide parameters for a loan waiver and remunerative prices for their produce needs to be set.

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:46

When Wyden accused him of not answering the questions about Comey's reported remark that his behavior after recusing himself from the Russian Federation probe was "problematic", Sessions chuckled and then launched into his most theatrical defense of his actions.

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:46

The chairman and ranking members of both committees said the budget is a non-starter and represents an abdication of American leadership. Mr. Tillerson suggested major defense-related issues facing Washington - from Chinese military muscle flexing in East Asia, to the ongoing Islamic State terror threat and Iranian provocations in the Middle East - serve as a justification for the increase in Pentagon spending while decreasing the budget for USA diplomacy and aid.

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:41

I dunno. It sure seems like the kind of thing the president of the United States ought to be upset about. Sessions , a former Senator from Alabama, was adamant he had no conversations with Russian officials in connection to the election, calling such allegations "detestable lies".

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:42

Tensions between Aghanistan and Pakistan rose after a massive vehicle bomb attack in Kabul on May 31, which killed 150 people. "At this meeting, Pakistan must support Afghanistan's policy over fighting insurgency", said Najibullah Azad, deputy spokesman for Ghani.

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:42

Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) excoriated Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Tuesday morning for, well, not being Jeff Sessions . Those calls have escalated since fired FBI Director Comey cryptically told lawmakers last week that the bureau had expected Sessions to recuse himself weeks before he did from the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election.

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:43

During the testimony , Comey was asked by Sen. Senator Collins, who is also a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating Mr Trump's links to Russian Federation, described Mr Comey's testimony as "candid" and "thorough" and said she would support a subpoena if needed.

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:38

Most of the deaths were reported from the districts of Rangamati and Bandarban , which the met office said has been pounded by heavy rains since Monday. In 2010, at least 53 were killed after heavy rains triggered landslides and floods in the south-east Bangladesh . "We've rescued and evacuated around 2,300 people in Rangamati and Bandarban, and they have been taken to safer shelters", he said.

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:38

That hearing will be public and is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. Of course, Rosenstein's answer does not confirm that Mueller is definitely exploring the issue. But after the evidence of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey last week, Mr Gingrich said he had changed his mind. In his Senate testimony last week, Comey said Trump requested loyalty from him and asked that he drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:32

The president was also asked twice about whether or not the White House records conversations that take place inside the Oval Office, a question that arose after Trump alluded last month to "tapes" of his interactions with Comey. Bush in 2000, has nevertheless objected openly to Democrats who displayed signs saying Trump is not their president. He, however, said that whatever Trump did was "a very disturbing thing, very concerning".

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 .