by | May 11, 2017 | 06:17

James Comey was speaking publicly for the first time about his decision to reveal that the bureau was re-opening the investigation into Hillary Clinton over her private email server. But he said he decided it would have been "catastrophic" to keep silent, especially when he had testified under oath that the investigation had concluded and had promised to advise lawmakers if the probe needed to be reopened.

by | May 11, 2017 | 06:14

The Obama administration had been leaning toward arming the Syrian Kurds but struggled with how that could be done without torpedoing relations with Turkey , which is a US ally in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and a key political actor in the greater Middle East.

by | May 11, 2017 | 06:15

Those stops were announced earlier this year. Trump has promised to make a major effort to resolve the generations-old dispute between Israelis and Palestinians. Another aide suggested that the Iran nuclear deal Obama negotiated, which swapped sanctions relief for a nuclear rollback, was an element in what the aides claimed was new regional enthusiasm for Trump.

by | May 11, 2017 | 06:14

In testimony to a congressional committee in March, Mr Comey confirmed the FBI was investigating Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 elections, including potential ties to the Trump campaign. What's more, it would be a "grave constitutional" problem if Comey were fired as part of a play to "stop or undermine the FBI investigation", Durbin, the number two Democrat in the Senate, said on the floor of the Senate.

by | May 11, 2017 | 06:13

The U.S. Agriculture Department also postpones further sodium reductions for at least three years and allows schools to serve non-whole grain rich products occasionally as well as one percent flavored milk . "You could submit for a waiver, we have never done that", said Taylor. We are not in the habit of feeding trash cans. Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts joined Perdue at the Leesburg school Monday, and said that the new flexibility will help "ensure that schools are able to serve ...

by | May 11, 2017 | 06:15

Constitution protects every citizen within its framework. He also said that a code of conduct was being issued for those who were intent on talaq. However, the BJP has always found triple talaq been a useful political issue against "secular parties" and of late it has consistently been raising the pitch.

by | May 11, 2017 | 06:09

He is touched with the love shown towards the film. SS Rajamouli's film Baahubali and Aamir Khan's Dangal have not just conquered India, but have also wowed the audience in foreign territories. Dangal has recorded the biggest opening weekend ever for a Hindi film in China surpassing PK, which collected approximately $ 4 million in its 3 day run.

by | May 11, 2017 | 06:05

Kurdish fighters battling the Islamic State group in Syria said Wednesday that the "historic" U.S. decision to provide them with arms and military equipment would speed up the militant group's defeat. "The Trump administration providing arms to a terrorist organization - either directly or indirectly through the YPG - does not change the fact that this amounts to support to a terror organization".

by | May 11, 2017 | 06:05

President Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday said that their dialogue was non-politicised. Lavrov arrived in Washington on Tuesday; he met with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the White House early Wednesday, ahead of a visit to the Oval Office to speak with Trump.

by | May 11, 2017 | 06:00

Although the army has retaken much of the territory initially lost to Boko Haram, large parts of the northeast, particularly in Borno , remain under threat from the militants, who have ramped up bombings and attacks in recent months. Parents of the missing Chibok girls are slowly learning if their daughters are among the freed. During a meeting with the 82 newly released schoolgirls on Sunday night, President Muhammadu Buhari promised that he personally would oversee their rehabilitation ...

by | May 11, 2017 | 05:49

Gorsuch was on a list of potential candidates Trump released during his campaign. With 120 such openings in the lower federal courts, critics say the Trump administration is behind in filling them. "The nominees have stellar qualifications and a record of courageous commitment to the rule of law that will make them excellent additions to the federal bench", she added.

by | May 11, 2017 | 05:44

The 54-year-old with a salt-and-pepper beard takes charge as it seeks to ease its worldwide isolation while not marginalising hardliners within the movement. Following the win, Israel imposed in 2008 a blockade, controlling access to the 2-million populated territory. "The question is how is Hamas going to build on this momentum", he said, speaking in English.

by | May 11, 2017 | 05:47

Bihar's ruling Grand Alliance partners, Janata Dal (United) and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) yesterday reiterated their call for opposition unity to counter the BJP following its victory in the Delhi municipal elections. Several volunteers, the backbone of the party, are also refusing to buy the claims made by the leadership. EVM tampering is the first, we lost because this is happening on a national-level.

by | May 11, 2017 | 05:39

All of Camden County's fire departments have sent personnel to help fight the wildfire in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge . A total of 129,856 acres (52,550 hectares) has been burned since the fire was reported April 6. As crews worked hard to stop the fire, a tractor plow was overrun by fire about 4 p.m. on the south edge of the fire north of Georgia 94 near Boggy Road, the Southern Red Team said.

by | May 11, 2017 | 05:38

Voters in the small, northern state of Schleswig-Holstein on the Baltic Sea handed her CDU party 33.3 percent, while the centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) clinched 26.5 percent, latest results showed. Polls point to a tight race with Ms. Merkel's Christian Democrats. The FDP and the Greens both stood at 7 per cent each in the Forsa poll of 2,004 potential voters, giving the three parties a combined 50 per cent, just enough to govern.

by | May 11, 2017 | 05:39

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, right, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, walk from a media opportunity at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. -Russia talks. Lavrov is known for his sarcastic sense of humor, but in general, the Kremlin's communications strategy when it comes to questions about its role in the 2016 USA election seems to be: treat them with mocking contempt.

by | May 11, 2017 | 05:36

In an early-morning tweet Wednesday, Trump attacked Democrats critical of his firing of Comey. Stone publicly celebrated Trump's stunning decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer , D-N.Y., called for a special prosecutor to be appointed to take over the Russian Federation probe. Even if Trump's decision to get rid of Comey had absolutely nothing to do with the ongoing Russian Federation investigation, it looks very, very bad.

by | May 11, 2017 | 05:35

The YPG militia praised the US' decision, stating that it would boost the group's capability to " fight terrorism ". THE Trump administration will provide heavier weapons to Syria's Kurds as they and their allies move closer to an attack on the key Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, U.S.

by | May 11, 2017 | 05:30

Story Continued Below During his news conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday, Trump said Obamacare is failing and then stated he thinks Australia has better health care than the U.S. The American Australian Association - to which Trump claimed he has "been contributing to ... for years" - hosted the dinner and noted that the "critical" 1942 "battle that saved Australia" was the "first defeat suffered by the Empire of Japan and stopped the looming Japanese ...

by | May 11, 2017 | 05:28

Michael Flynn's conduct and the Trump administration's handling of the allegations about him. And by "heads up", Spicey apparently meant she talked to Donald Trump's White House counsel three times, explaining that Flynn was "compromised" and could be "blackmailed" by a subversive foreign power that had directed a targeted attack on our elections, otherwise known as Russian Federation.

by | May 11, 2017 | 05:22

But the Department of Justice has already denied the Times's findings. The revelations raise new questions about what prompted Trump's decision to fire Comey. Trump, in a letter to Comey dated Tuesday, contended that the director had told him "three times" that he was not personally under investigation. Days before he was sacked, Comey asked for added resources for the FBI's Russian Federation investigation, NPR's Mary Louise Kelly and Geoff Bennett report .

by | May 11, 2017 | 05:14

I bet planning that weekend getaway to the Hampton's house was a logistical clusterfuck for you Ivanka, feels. Before her father's run for the presidency, Ivanka Trump was mostly known for her role in NY society, her father's real estate empire and her clothing and accessories business.

by | May 11, 2017 | 05:16

The National Election Commission confirmed Moon's win shortly after 8am on Wednesday (2300 GMT Tuesday). He was expelled from school when protesting against Park Cheung-hee, the father of disgraced leader Park Geun-hye, imprisoned in April on corruption charges after four months of investigations.

by | May 11, 2017 | 05:14

Water Resources Manager Christine McClure says the area received almost twice the normal amount of rain for the entire month of May in just the first week. "I don't think they'll be salvageable after sitting in a foot of water for goodness knows how long". Some parts of eastern Ontario have also been hit hard by flooding, and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said the federal government was responding to a request from the Ontario government for "additional flood mitigation resources".

by | May 11, 2017 | 05:07

FBI and congressional investigations are looking into possible collusion between Trump campaign associates and the Kremlin related to last year's presidential election. Asked about Comey's firing at a briefing later Wednesday, Lavrov said it was an internal USA matter and not for him to discuss. "You're kidding! You're kidding".

by | May 11, 2017 | 04:55

President Trump declared Friday that "everybody" on the world stage has better health care than the United States, but suggested that the GOP's health care plan will change that. " He was simply being complimentary of the prime minister". Trump met Malcolm Turnbull Thursday night in NY and addressed the rumors of bad blood between the two leaders.

by | May 11, 2017 | 04:47

Last week, Trump raised eyebrows after he lashed out at Canada , suggesting the country was unfairly disadvantaging USA dairy and lumber products. "It is an honor to deal with both President Peña Nieto and Prime Minister Trudeau, and I believe that the end result will make all three countries stronger and better", Trump was quoted as saying in the statement .

by | May 11, 2017 | 04:47

Washington said Tuesday it would provide weapons and equipment to the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG ), which are a key force in the fight against ISIL in Syria. Charles Lister, a senior fellow at the Middle East Institute, said it was unclear how Washington can allay Turkey's concerns. In a sign of recent tensions, Turkish warplanes carried out air strikes against Kurdish YPG fighters in northeastern Syria and Iraq's Sinjar region late last month, killing less than 30 ...

by | May 11, 2017 | 04:37

The nomination of Lee Nak-yon as prime minister was seen as an attempt to get more support from the southwestern liberal stronghold where Lee had served as governor and lawmaker. Office workers and passersby lined the streets as Moon's motorcade passed through central Seoul en route to the presidential Blue House from parliament.

by | May 11, 2017 | 04:34

Recently-sacked Delhi Minister Kapil Mishra's onslaught of allegations against his own party were also eclipsed by the EVM revelations. For the first time EVM tampering was discussed in an Assembly House. Bhardwaj, who represents the Greater Kailash constituency, claimed that in his capacity as an engineer, he had extensively worked in this area and was aware of how the machines can be fiddled with.After entering a "secret code", Bhardwaj pressed 10 votes for the AAP in the machine used for ...

by | May 11, 2017 | 04:30

The White House's official readout of the meeting made no mention of Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak's attendance. It's unclear when the meeting with Trump was set, but it is customary for the president to receive a visiting Russian foreign minister.

by | May 11, 2017 | 04:29

But the most problematic aspect of this business pitch is the potential conflict of interest that it poses for Kushner, who now serves as a senior advisor to President Trump. It was not immediately known whether any of the wealthy people who listened to the Kushner company pitch in Beijing made a decision to invest. The EB-5 program, which lawmakers have targeted for reform, is authorized through government spending bills and has been renewed continuously for years as Congress has opted ...

by | May 11, 2017 | 04:24

Christian Horner believes that his team, Red Bull Racing, can still reduce the advantage held by surging opposition Scuderia Ferrari and Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team. However, Mercedes boss Wolff says that orders will be used as rarely as possible. "I can not see a difference between the Ricciardo now and the Daniel I know from past years", he continued.

by | May 11, 2017 | 04:20

Mr Danny Russel, a former top State Department official for East Asia and the Pacific who is now diplomat in residence and senior fellow at the Asia Society, said the Trump administration recognised Asean was a valuable partner and "we have a huge interest in promoting Asean unity and connectivity".

by | May 11, 2017 | 04:21

He was taken in to custody on April 19 on suspicion of killing his mother's boyfriend in 2015. The police said at the news conference that they had found no "correlation" between Saucedo and the victims, though The Arizona Republic reported that Romero had been dating Saucedo's mother when he was killed.