by | June 19, 2017 | 04:15

Two other top figures, Islamic State spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, and Abu Ali al-Anbari, the extremist group's leading finance official, were killed in 2016. It said the IS leaders were discussing the group's withdrawal from Raqqa, with the military planning the airstrike after hearing that the leadership would be meeting.

by | June 19, 2017 | 04:13

He added that no such reason now exists. ( Trump has "no intention" of firing Mueller, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said last night). During his confirmation hearing in January, Sessions said he had not met with any Russians during the campaign. The topic of both hearings is the Justice Department's budget.

by | June 19, 2017 | 04:16

In his latest tweets this morning, the president called the investigation a "witch hunt" and appeared to call out Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . Since Rosenstein recommended the firing, he could be a witness in the case and ethically obligated to recuse himself . And although he later casually revealed that he meant to terminate Comey anyway, the memo's existence at least functioned as a semi-plausible explanation for the firing other than "He was investigating Russian ...

by | June 19, 2017 | 04:16

But Trump later said in a television interview that he fired Comey at least in part because he was frustrated over the Russian Federation investigation Comey was leading. Bush. After rising through the ranks, Rosenstein was unanimously confirmed as United States attorney for the District of Maryland in 2005 under then-President George W.

by | June 19, 2017 | 04:15

Navy craft shot down a Syrian warplane in the southern part of ISIS' stronghold in Syria, the U.S. coalition confirmed Sunday. Al Waleed is close to Tanf, a strategic Syrian border crossing with Iraq on the Baghdad-Damascus highway, where US forces have assisted Syrian rebels trying to recapture territory from IS.

by | June 18, 2017 | 07:40

Almost a year after the referendum, Brexit negotiations are set to start on Monday. The Conservative source said this meant the party was "confident" it had enough votes for the programme to be approved, after May suffered a disastrous setback in snap elections a week ago that saw her lose her majority in the 650-seat House of Commons, just ahead of crucial Brexit negotiations with Brussels .

by | June 18, 2017 | 07:39

However, it says it will still co-operate with its larger neighbour. "Effective immediately, I am cancelling the last government's one-sided deal with Cuba ". "I am 100% Republican". Pointing to human rights abuses, Trump said, "My administration will not hide from it, excuse it, or glamorize it and we will never ever be blind to it".

by | June 18, 2017 | 07:36

The senior Conservative said both the Tories and the DUP are committed to strengthening the union, combating terrorism, delivering Brexit, and delivering prosperity across the whole country. "A fundamental part of that peace process is that the United Kingdom government needs to be impartial between all the competing interests in Northern Ireland", he told the BBC .

by | June 18, 2017 | 07:38

Pence's hiring of Cullen comes after President Donald Trump retained Marc Kasowitz in May as his own counsel to deal with matters related to the Russian Federation investigation. Opposition has been fanned by Maduro's plan for July 30 elections for a special assembly to rewrite the constitution, which critics say are stacked in his favour.The Maduro government calls the protesters violent coup-mongers, supported by the United States.

by | June 18, 2017 | 07:39

By signing Friday afternoon a presidential national security directive, Trump imposes additional hurdles to the very restricted business opportunities American companies had to trade and invest in Cuba , the statement underlines. The changes would make it more hard for traveler and eventually could make traveling to Cuba more hard for passengers, who would be subject to audit by the Treasury Department to ensure their trips to Cuba fall into one of the 12 acceptable purposes.

by | June 18, 2017 | 07:34

The morning missive appeared to refer to Rod Rosenstein , the deputy attorney general. Rosenstein, who would be responsible for actually dismissing Mueller, told USA lawmakers he would fire him only with good cause. "Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations ", Rosenstein said. Brand was confirmed as the No. 3 Justice Department official on a 52-46 vote in the Senate on May 18, with Democrats lining up against her.

by | June 18, 2017 | 07:37

John's Law School in NY, and a former prosecutor. The jury also listened again to Andrea Constand's testimony about the numerous phone calls she made to Cosby in the month after the alleged sexual assault . The testimony that the jury asked to hear again in court included details on how Cosby allegedly referred to himself as a "sick man" during the chat with Gianna, who is the mother of his accuser, Andrea Constand .

by | June 18, 2017 | 07:38

Hodgkinson opened fire and struck several members of Congress. Scalise , a congressman from Louisiana who is the No. 3 House Republican, suffered injuries to internal organs, broken bones and severe bleeding after being shot in the left hip on a baseball field where he and other lawmakers were practicing for a charity baseball game.

by | June 18, 2017 | 07:19

She asked me "what's your favourite auto?" "I felt like I was going to be famous". She wore a Rochas floral print dress ( that's now sold out ) to the Chelsea Flower Show, and most recently, the Duchess went nautical at the 1851 Trust Roadshow.

by | June 18, 2017 | 07:06

S. soldiers were also wounded in the attack, which took place in the Achin district . An Afghan official said the deaths and injury stem from an attack by an Afghan soldier, who also died. So-called "green-on-blue" insider attacks by Afghan soldiers on worldwide service members were a major problem several years ago, but now happen less frequently after security measures were improved and the number of foreign troops in the country fell sharply.

by | June 18, 2017 | 07:05

Other presidents have managed to compartmentalize investigations and go about the business of governing, but Trump seems consumed by the Mueller probe. On Thursday night, the White House released a rather mysterious statement , urging Americans to desist from believing reports emanating from "anonymous" sources.

by | June 18, 2017 | 06:59

The tweets reflect Trump's increasing anger over the investigations, which Trump believes are biased against him and are aimed at forcing him out of the presidency, the Associated Press reported on June 16, citing anonymous White House aides.

by | June 18, 2017 | 06:52

DUP leader Arlene Foster says she's had "very good" discussions with the British Prime Minister, and she hopes to reach a conclusion sooner rather than later. Meanwhile, the chief European Union negotiator has told the Financial Times that Britain that the clock was ticking on Brexit talks, and that Britain should be wary of further delays.

by | June 18, 2017 | 06:54

Dr. Jack Sava , trauma director at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, says several operations have controlled the bleeding and Scalise's vital signs have stabilized. Sava says Scalise has responded to family members while he's still under sedation. Hodgkinson maintained a social media presence that was pro-Bernie Sanders and anti-Republican.

by | June 18, 2017 | 06:50

But Scalise can hope to make an "excellent recovery", his trauma surgeon said Friday. Scalise had surgery on Thursday that a MedStar Washington Hospital Center statement said was related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg.

by | June 18, 2017 | 06:45

Two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner , were among those wounded in Wednesday's attack. When Scalise was shot Wednesday, Henry left Baton Rouge for Washington to be with the congressman and his family. He was one of four wounded by a gunman Wednesday in an attack on a Republican team practice in Virginia. He confessed later that "the fear factor was horrific".

by | June 18, 2017 | 06:47

Smerconish then tamps back allegations that Trump somehow directed Comey to drop the FBI's investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn . He followed that up 12 minutes later with a second tweet: "Crooked H destroyed phones w/ hammer, "bleached" emails, & had husband meet w/AG days before she was cleared- & they talk about obstruction?" After Trump fired FBI Director James Comey , Trump said that Comey had told him three times that he was not under investigation.

by | June 18, 2017 | 06:47

The Washington Post reported late Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller was seeking interviews with three Trump administration officials who weren't involved in Trump's campaign: Dan Coats , the director of national intelligence; Michael Rogers , the head of the National Security Agency ; and Richard Ledgett , the former NSA deputy director.

by | June 18, 2017 | 06:41

Rosenstein testified that he is the only one who has the authority to fire Mueller, who was appointed following the May 9 ousting of James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, and that he had seen no good cause to do so. He has told his staff, his visitors and his outside advisers that he was increasingly convinced that Mr. Mueller, like Mr. Comey, his successor as director of the F.B.I., was part of a "witch hunt" by partisans who wanted to see him weakened or forced from ...

by | June 18, 2017 | 06:35

Bailey, who suffered a minor injury in the attack, surprised a roaring crowd of nearly 25,000 spectators in Nationals Park by hobbling on crutches to the pitcher's mound to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the 80th Congressional Baseball Game for Charity.

by | June 18, 2017 | 06:31

Examining such possible charges will allow investigators to interview key administration figures including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and possibly Trump himself, said the source familiar with the Mueller investigation.

by | June 18, 2017 | 06:26

On the sixth day of deliberations, Judge Steven O'Neill declared that the jury of seven men and five woman were deadlocked in a legal battle closely watched by the public as well as dozens of women who have accused Cosby of similar misconduct in the past.

by | June 18, 2017 | 06:29

The game is a long-standing summer tradition in Washington , with teams of Republican and Democratic lawmakers competing on the ball field, even in present times, when fractious political debates are the norm. Investigators said in a statement that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has searched the van, which was parked not far from the Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field where Wednesday's shooting took place.

by | June 18, 2017 | 06:27

South Wales assistant chief fire officer Andrew Thomas said: "This type of fire is rare and high-rise buildings are created to resist fire, stop the spread of smoke and provide a safe means of escape". More than £1 million has been raised to help those affected by the fire, with more than 60 tonnes of donations collected by one local mosque. Numerous displaced are living in churches and community centers.

by | June 18, 2017 | 06:30

The talks Tuesday with the Democratic Unionist Party follows her apology to Conservative rank-and-file lawmakers in a meeting which signaled she would be more open to consultation, particularly with business leaders demanding answers about the details on Britain's departure from the European Union .

by | June 18, 2017 | 06:27

Theresa May has told representatives from Northern Ireland's parties that she will publish full details of any deal agreed with DUP to support a minority Conservative government. The Prime Minister will attend the European Council summit to discuss issues such as migration and security, but will be absent from a dinner when the 27 other national leaders review the start of the Brexit process.

by | June 18, 2017 | 06:26

His lawyers say Cosby and Constand were lovers, sharing a consensual sexual encounter. The 79-year-old Cosby, who had pleaded not guilty to drugging and molesting the former director of operations for Temple University's women's basketball team Andrea Constand, in 2004, will be released on bail.

by | June 18, 2017 | 06:25

Asked whether he favoured a softer version of Brexit , such as one which includes membership of the EU single market or the customs union, he said Britain's position had been set out by the Prime Minister. The spokesman said: "We want to end the anxiety facing four million citizens". May will attempt to broker a deal with lawmakers in Northern Ireland later Tuesday in order to form a so-called "supply and confidence" arrangement that will allow her to have enough votes in parliament to pass ...

by | June 18, 2017 | 06:22

Many voters stayed away from the polls, with turnout of only 50 per cent. Macron's opponents say this helped En Marche - and are now anxious about what the French President could achieve with such a thumping majority. German Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulated the French President on Monday. Socialist Party leader Jean Christophe Cambadelis said the record-low turnout was a "sign of enormous democratic fatigue".

by | June 18, 2017 | 06:19

An NBC-owned station in CT is refusing to air Megyn Kelly's now-infamous interview with Alex Jones , who has previously claimed the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 was a hoax . News said Friday it will go ahead with Kelly's report on Jones despite what it said were his "efforts to distract and ultimately prevent" its airing.