by | May 11, 2017 | 09:37

Meetings between Tillerson's and Lavrov's deputies will continue in order to tackle "those irritants that have been artificially planted into our relations", the Russian foreign minister said. "This is absolutely a domestic matter for the United States, a sovereign decision by the U.S. president which has absolutely nothing to do with Russian Federation and can not have anything to do with it", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists.

by | May 11, 2017 | 09:29

May 8, 2017 . Yates made clear that the concerns she raised had exclusively to do with Flynn's contacts with the Russian ambassador, and not his paid speech for a Russian state media organization or his lobbying for Turkish interests, two other issues that have brought him law enforcement scrutiny.

by | May 11, 2017 | 09:27

In the event, Macron has secured 65.5% of the votes to Marine Le Pen's 34.5%.This has been received with relief across the political spectrum as the polls were suggesting a closer finish, with Le Pen scoring around 40%. Macron's movement is banking that voters, having elected him, won't want to see his presidency hobbled so quickly. Falque said he would have been devastated by a Le Pen victory.

by | May 11, 2017 | 09:28

Kim Hak Song and Kim Sang Dok are two of at least four USA citizens being detained now in North Korea. Kim's wife said her husband had been teaching agricultural techniques at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. In a statement, the U.S. State Department said , "The security of U.S. citizens is one of the department's highest priorities ". Speaking to the VOA Korean Service on Sunday, Kim Mi Ok said her husband was arrested as he tried to return to the couple's home in ...

by | May 11, 2017 | 09:25

Three people have been charged in connection to starting the fire that caused the bridge to collapse. That led to weeks of headaches for motorists seeking alternate routes through a metro area notorious for its traffic jams. His lawyers have said he is being used as a scapegoat to divert attention from the material stored under the bridge by the Department of Transportation, according to the AP.

by | May 11, 2017 | 09:21

Trump's claim about what Comey supposedly told him seems to be a way of saying Trump himself is not implicated in the investigation of Russian campaign meddling, Price said. The administration's position remains that Trump took action against Comey after recommendations from Rosenstein and Sessions, even though Sessions had to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation being conducted by the FBI.

by | May 11, 2017 | 09:22

White House advisers on Monday postponed another meeting about the United States' participation in the Paris climate change agreement. But speculation has increased that President Donald Trump may withdraw America over fears it could hamper his oil and gas reforms.

by | May 11, 2017 | 09:15

Yates told the hearing she had been concerned that "the national security adviser essentially could be blackmailed by the Russians". Obama fired Flynn in 2014 because of his disruptive management style, and personally warned Trump against naming Flynn as national security adviser.

by | May 11, 2017 | 09:17

The FBI director had antagonised all sides - first angering Republicans by closing the email probe against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and then Democrats by reopening it days before the November presidential elections. "When he saw that, he had to speak up on that action, and I think that was the final catalyst", Ms Huckabee Sanders said. Additionally, Comey dismissed Trump's claims that Trump was wiretapped by the Obama administration.

by | May 11, 2017 | 09:13

John Horgan spoke to the press later in the day, emphasizing that 60 per cent of British Columbians had "voted for a new government", leaving the door open to some form of NDP-Green coalition. Weaver wasn't ready to tip his hand on whether he would support the Liberals or NDP in a minority government. Horgan did an fantastic job despite being discounted by many commentators - bringing the NDP tantalizingly close to a majority government and still on the brink of possibly becoming ...

by | May 11, 2017 | 09:12

Mr. Trump went on to say Comey would be replaced by someone who will do a "far better job" and that Comey had "lost the confidence of nearly everyone in Washington ". Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said it was false that Comey had asked Rosenstein for money for the Russian Federation investigation.

by | May 11, 2017 | 09:13

Kurdish officials said the USA patrols are monitoring the Turkish-Syrian border to prevent an increase in tensions with Turkey, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member and US ally. This failure to meet its obligations under Article 3 and 5 calls into question the U.S.' loyalty to NATO's central objective, namely that an armed attack against one North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally will be considered an attack against them all.

by | May 11, 2017 | 09:06

This leaves an interesting challenge ahead, whether the "old guard" coalition of a Labour/SNP administration will prevail, or whether the Conservatives can come to a working agreement with the two Indy councillors. "In the last few days, the Tory mask has slipped". Describing the results as a "clear and emphatic victory for the SNP", Ms Sturgeon said: "SNP councillors and SNP councils will put their communities and the people of Scotland first".

by | May 11, 2017 | 09:04

White House officials denied allegations that there was any political motive in the move by Trump. The president had grown less appreciative of Mr Comey in recent weeks however, as the FBI director led an investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

by | May 11, 2017 | 09:05

Other photos, all from the official quake monitoring center, show ceiling panels on the ground in one building and products on the ground in a store. The China Earthquake Administration (CEA) said the quake occurred in the remote Taxkorgan County area of Kashgar Prefecture at a depth of 8km.

by | May 11, 2017 | 09:01

In a joint statement on Wednesday (11 May), Senators Richard Burr, the committee's Republican chairman, and Mark Warner, its top-ranking Democrat, announced the subpoena after Flynn failed to meet the original 9 May deadline. Flynn had previously been in talks with the committee about agreeing to be interviewed as long as he was granted immunity . Other congressional committees and the Pentagon's inspector general are also separately examining whether Flynn was fully forthcoming about his ...

by | May 11, 2017 | 09:03

The US leader raised eyebrows when he told Mr Turnbull shortly after the bill passed that Australia had "better health care than we do". The government there pays the lions' share of health costs. "Healthcare is a right, not a privilege", said Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), whose recently re-introduced "Expanded & Improved Medicare for All Act" has more Democratic support than ever before.

by | May 11, 2017 | 09:03

Security Council. "The fact of the matter is he's not going to meet with the North Korean leader unless conditions are right", she said. "Well, I think most people would agree that Kim Jong-un is a whack job ...", Gardner said. Tony Kim was arrested two weeks ago at Pyongyang International Airport. In a vague text message to journalists Tuesday, South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the report from the Japan Times was "known to either be a matter that the USA could not ...

by | May 11, 2017 | 09:02

White House officials denied any political motive in the move by Trump, who took office on January 20. Trump said this as he hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the White House, a day after he abruptly sacked FBI chief James Comey who was leading the investigation into Russias meddling in the polls that brought him to power.

by | May 11, 2017 | 08:59

The Turks have insisted that the Syrian Kurds be excluded from that operation, but US officials insisted there was no real alternative. Dorrian would not say whether USA troops are now on the border but did say they go there "intermittently.

by | May 11, 2017 | 09:00

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told reporters on Tuesday Trump's executive order would require him to conduct the review of around 30 national monuments and recommend which designations should be lifted or resized over the coming months.

by | May 11, 2017 | 08:59

She said she wanted to spend more time with her young daughter and been interested in working in civil society "for some time" because she "loves the world of business". Tapping into fury with the failures of mainstream parties to address France's deep economic malaise, she presented the election as a chance to save " the French nation and civilisation".

by | May 11, 2017 | 08:58

During the conversation, Trump extended his invitation to Duterte to visit him at the White House. "First of all, for the people who have been concerned that Trump isn't aggressive enough towards China and Russian Federation, or that Trump wasn't interested in continuing U.S.

by | May 11, 2017 | 08:56

A meeting of U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has ended, the Russian Foreign Ministry told TASS on Wednesday. During his meeting with Mr Tillerson, Mr Lavrov feigned surprise when asked whether Mr Comey's firing as Federal Bureau of Investigation director cast a shadow over the US-Russia talks.

by | May 11, 2017 | 08:59

Liberal Leader Christy Clark will be given another mandate to govern, but by a narrower margin than in 2013, according to Social Media ROi, a Calgary-based company that used public opinion polls and social media data in a report released Monday.

by | May 11, 2017 | 08:57

District Judge David Nye of Pocatello has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve in the US federal court for the District of Idaho. Senate Judiciary Chair Chuck Grassely plans to honor Senate tradition, although trashed by Reid when he had power, and allow Democrat senators to veto appointments in their 19 states.

by | May 11, 2017 | 08:53

South Korea's election of a new president favouring a more conciliatory approach toward North Korea could add volatility to relations with Washington, given his questioning of deployment of a US anti-missile system there, but is not expected to significantly change the alliance, a USA official said on Tuesday.

by | May 11, 2017 | 08:53

The ministry alleges that a North Korean, which it identifies only by the surname "Kim", had been "corrupted and bribed" by South Korean intelligence services while he was working in Russian Federation. Seoul has condemned North Korea for conducting its latest military exercise, which involved simulating a commando raid on South Korea's presidential palace.

by | May 11, 2017 | 08:51

Former US President Barack Obama praised his administration's record on climate change Tuesday, just as the Trump administration struggles with an internal rift over whether to pull out of the Paris climate accord. The official requested anonymity to discuss private conversations. The debate between Trump's aides has turned from whether climate change is real to discussions on how the administration plans to position itself at the worldwide negotiating table on global warming.

by | May 11, 2017 | 08:53

Australia's universal health care system, known as Medicare , provides high-quality health care with far more efficiency than the US's. Trump claims that the reports about the tense January call with Turnbull were "fake news". Sanders was also forced to defend Trump's decision to spend a long weekend at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, about 40 miles west of NY, his home where he spent only a few hours on Thursday night.

by | May 11, 2017 | 08:53

Outgoing Hamas Chief Khaled Meshaal said he puts all of his trust in the new Movement leadership and that he will stand behind the "new leader Ismail Haniyeh". "This visit is a message to our heroic prisoners that your cause was and will remain a top priority", he said during a visit to a protest in support of the strikers in Gaza .

by | May 11, 2017 | 08:42

As of Friday afternoon, May's Conservatives gained more than 560 seats total and control of 11 new councils. However, within Scotland, the Conservatives had the biggest gains, up 164 seats to 276. The word "disastrous" is said to have been used by members of the party, despite the leader not viewing the results this way regardless of how many seats they lost.

by | May 11, 2017 | 08:40

The wedding guests were having their dinner when a heavy storm caused the 90-foot-long wall to collapse, said local reports. People took shelter under a shed attached with a wall which collapsed suddenly, leaving 22 dead and 28 injured, Inspector General of Police Alok Vashishtha told PTI.

by | May 11, 2017 | 08:38

Monday, a Senate panel probing the issue heard from former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former National Intelligence Director James Clapper for about three hours. Former official says she told the White House that its former national security adviser could be blackmailed by Russian Federation. So, Yates reached out to the White House Counsel Don McGahn, and told him that Flynn had apparently lied to Vice President Pence and others.

by | May 11, 2017 | 08:37

Flynn's conversations with Kislyak are believed to have been monitored as part of normal USA intelligence collections on the communications of foreign officials. "Not only was department leadership not consulted here - and beyond department leadership, really the subject matter experts, the national security experts - not only was the department not consulted, we weren't even told about it", Yates said.