by | July 26, 2018 | 07:29

Brennan , Clapper, Hayden and Rice have all been critical of Trump's foreign policy, including the USA president's embrace of Russian President Vladimir at a summit in Helsinki . Gen. Hayden told CBS News' Olivia Gazis in an email that he doesn't "go back for classified briefings". Vladeck said Trump can probably override federal regulations and take action himself to remove a person's security clearance.

by | July 26, 2018 | 07:26

That American farmers have been hard hit is no accident. Canada, Mexico and China - the main target of Mr Trump's trade offensive - also have hit back with steep duties on USA goods, and have filed complaints against Washington at the World Trade Organisation.

by | July 26, 2018 | 06:47

The audio recording of President Donald Trump and his then-lawyer, Michael Cohen , captures the two men discussing hush money payments to a former Playboy model alleging an affair . Trump interrupts Cohen asking, "What financing?" according to the recording . Trump can be heard after saying, "check". "If Cohen is telling the truth why are he and Lanny Davis misrepresenting the language from President Trump "Do not pay by cash...

by | July 26, 2018 | 05:19

However, a top Kremlin aide on July 24 said Putin is waiting for the "dust to settle" over his controversial meeting with Trump in Helsinki before deciding whether to take up Trump's offer for a second summit. During a press conference in Helsinki he denied Russian Federation had hacked the 2016 Presidential election. The second set of talks, which Trump instructed Bolton to organize last week, drew surprise and consternation among some national security officials.

by | July 26, 2018 | 00:44

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa today announced that China would invest US$14 billion in the country after he held talks with President Xi Jinping in Pretoria on the eve of a multilateral summit. The BRICS group , comprising more than 40 per cent of the global population, represents some of the biggest emerging economies , but it has struggled to find a unified voice.

by | July 26, 2018 | 00:01

Initially, TMZ reported that Demi overdosed on heroin, but sources close to the situation told Peoplethat wasn't true. Demi had been clean for six years but candidly confessed to a lapse in her sobriety in her recently-released track " Sober ".

by | July 25, 2018 | 22:12

At the time, a Trump spokeswoman said his campaign had "no knowledge of any of this". However, the public now has proof that he lied. The New York Times first reported on the existence of the recording last week, but Trump said it was " inconceivable " that a lawyer like Cohen would secretly record a client like that.

by | July 25, 2018 | 21:58

During a joint press conference after the Helsinki summit , Putin was asked if he had compromising information on Trump. "The speaker and I have made it clear that Putin will not be welcome up here at the Capitol", McConnell said later. "The Russians better quit messing around in our elections", McConnell told reporters, adding that he was open to legislation to put pressure on Moscow .

by | July 25, 2018 | 21:03

Cohen added Davis, who served as special counsel to then-President Bill Clinton in the late 1990s, to his legal team earlier this month. President Trump slammed his former lawyer Michael Cohen on Wednesday for recording a private conversation, since aired by CNN - and suggested others may have been taped.

by | July 25, 2018 | 20:45

Speaking at the Heritage Foundation, Johnson said these trade disputes "could just totally run out of control" and likened them to "throwing a hand grenade of uncertainty" into the economy. "This trade war is cutting the legs out from under farmers and White House 's "plan" is to spend $12 billion on gold crutches". The Agriculture Department was expected to announce the plan later Tuesday.

by | July 25, 2018 | 20:18

The hottest July day on record is 36.7C, which was reached at Heathrow on 1 July 2015. The Met Office warning applies for the whole East Coast from 2pm to 11.45pm on Friday, July 27. When was Sheffield's hottest ever day? The Met Office has issued a Heat-Health Watch warning ahead of the scorching hot temperatures, which will see temperatures averaging 30C on weekdays.

by | July 25, 2018 | 19:15

The documents were part of officials' application for a warrant to the secretive foreign intelligence surveillance court, which signed off on surveilling Page. 'I don't think they did anything wrong, ' the Republican senator from Florida said of the FBI's surveillance activities, speaking on Sunday in an interview with Jake Tapper on CNN's State Of The Union .

by | July 25, 2018 | 18:57

Officials said at least six major fires , fueled by strong winds and forests in towns near Athens , are burning across Greece. TRT World's Shamim Chowdhury reports from the stricken village of Mati. "People are shocked, lost". Greece has also sought worldwide help through the European Union and Spain is sending two firefighting aircraft while Cyprus has sent in 60 firefighters.

by | July 25, 2018 | 17:06

May said DExEU will continue to lead on all of the government's preparations for Brexit: domestic preparations in both a deal and a no-deal scenario, all of the necessary legislation, and preparations for the negotiations to implement the detail of the Future Framework.

by | July 25, 2018 | 16:41

Disclosure of the recordings came in a Monday court filing by the retired judge who is deciding whether prosecutors may review the thousands of items seized in the raid. "The transcript that we provided CNN accurately reflects the taped conversation", Giuliani told The Associated Press. The discussion relates to whether Trump should buy the rights of the story from American Media, which paid McDougal $150,000 in August 2016 for her story about an alleged 10 month affair with Trump.

by | July 25, 2018 | 14:15

The recording was discovered when the NY offices of lawyer Michael Cohen were raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation earlier this year following a referral from Robert Mueller. Green said Cohen was unlikely to raise his need to defend himself to avoid an ethics charge "because if Trump and Cohen were committing crimes together, and that's why Cohen recorded their calls, then Cohen has bigger disciplinary problems".

by | July 25, 2018 | 14:10

The two leaders further announced that the two countries would cooperate in the area of defence and signed a memorandum of understanding to this effect. The economic zone will get $100m and the other portion will go to expanding the country's food production. Mr. Modi gifted the cows to poor families at Rweru Model Village.

by | July 25, 2018 | 11:13

Her family and friends continue to search for clues and answers, and plead for anyone with any information to come forward. Mollie was on the track team in high school, and going for a run in the evening was not out of the ordinary for her.

by | July 25, 2018 | 09:02

The images published by 38 North, a US-based website focused on North Korea that is affiliated with the Stimson Center in Washington, were taken by the commercial companies Digital Globe and Airbus Defence and Space on July 20 and July 22, respectively.

by | July 24, 2018 | 23:31

It gave no further details. The death toll from a suicide attack near Kabul global airport has risen to 23, the health ministry said on Monday, July 23, with an Agence France-Presse driver among the dead. The death toll released initially reported 14 dead and 60 injured but warned this could change. Qaisari's arrest sparked fury among Dostum's supporters who immediately launched wide-spread protests in the north and north-eastern parts of the country.

by | July 24, 2018 | 23:14

The vehicle was ambushed. Police were treating the incident as a high-priority crime, with at least 11 people dead and others critically injured. The president of the South African Taxi Council (Santaco) says taxi bosses who are involved in taxi violence should have their operating licences taken away.

by | July 24, 2018 | 22:55

Sanders said that "if anybody's inciting anything, look no further than to Iran". "Regime leaders - especially those at the top of the IRGC and the Quds Force like Qasem Soleimani - must be made to feel painful consequences of their bad decision making", the top United States diplomat said, referring to Iran's special forces and Revolutionary Guards.

by | July 24, 2018 | 22:36

It may be roasting in the big cities but down in the West Country there's a lovely sea breeze on the coast which lasts for about five or six miles inland. There is now a 90 percent chance of heatwave conditions between Monday and Friday this week. The previous United Kingdom record of 38.5C (101.3F) was set in Faversham, Kent, in 2003.

by | July 24, 2018 | 22:12

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Tuesday that the former intelligence chiefs and national security officials from whom President Donald Trump is considering revoking security clearances are being "oppressed".

by | July 24, 2018 | 22:10

The speaker said security clearances are an administrative branch function and Congress doesn't delve too deeply into it. McCabe and Comey, as it happens , didn't have security clearances to lose. Ryan has consistently stated that Putin is "not our ally" and believes Russian Federation did try to interfere with the 2016 election, but the Speaker does not believe Russia's meddling altered the course of the election.

by | July 24, 2018 | 21:12

This was the first such Israeli intervention in Syria's lengthy civil war, now in its eighth year. In an emergency overnight humanitarian operation on July 21, Israel evacuated 422 civilians -members of the Nobel-nominated White Helmets , and their families - from along its border with southwest Syria, The BBC reported on Sunday.

by | July 24, 2018 | 21:00

US President Donald Trump on May 8 made a decision to restore all the sanctions that had been lifted as part of a multi-national agreement, signed on to by former president Barack Obama's administration, in exchange for curbs on Iran's nuclear program.

by | July 24, 2018 | 20:55

The possibility of leaving without a trade deal has increased with May facing rebellions from different factions in her party. "We believe that both the European Union and the United Kingdom government need to show more flexibility, and give greater priority to getting an early agreement that continues existing policing and security co-operation; otherwise, they will recklessly undermine security in both the United Kingdom and the European Union, and will let the public down badly."
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by | July 24, 2018 | 20:34

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted that his thoughts were with everyone affected. "It was a church hall filled with love and many prayers were said for everybody", said Tory, who later walked along Danforth to speak with pedestrians and people sitting on patios after leaving the church.

by | July 24, 2018 | 19:45

The flash flood started on Monday night in Attapeu province, according to the state-sponsored Vientiane Times newspaper , which says a "saddle dam" was overcome at a reservoir for a power plant - part of an ongoing project to construct a series of hydroelectric dams in southern Laos .

by | July 24, 2018 | 19:41

So, on the one side, we have Tehran that has quickly forgotten our display of solidarity and friendship when they faced hard times under global sanctions , and on the other we have the USA that is out to bash Iranians and wants us to go along with their policies.

by | July 24, 2018 | 19:19

The coastguard later said the bodies of four more people were retrieved from the sea. In total at least 74 people died, authorities said. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has declared a state of emergency, mobilizing firefighters and military to stop the fires.

by | July 24, 2018 | 19:02

Temperatures had cooled over the last few days but the warm weather is due to come back this week. "We advise the public to take care in the sun, especially when temperatures are potentially reaching 30 degrees or more throughout this week - either stay out of the sun or be sensible and don't go out in the strongest sunshine hours (11am to 3pm)", the forecaster said.

by | July 24, 2018 | 19:00

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said one pilot was killed and that the condition of the other was unknown. Israel "targeted one of our Syrian airspace", the source said, cited by state news agency SANA.

by | July 24, 2018 | 16:47

Ikramullah Khan Gandapur, a provincial assembly candidate for the Pakistan Justice Party in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, died of injuries after a bomb detonated near his auto, officials said. The independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan said there were "ample grounds to doubt" the legitimacy of the elections and criticised the "blatant, aggressive and unabashed attempts to manipulate the outcome of the upcoming elections".