by | May 13, 2017 | 08:58

Tillerson and Lavrov made a brief appearance Wednesday morning for a photo-op, and as Tillerson began to lead his guest back behind closed doors, Lavrov responded to a question about Comey's firing. When a reporter asked whether the dismissal has "cast a shadow" over their talks, Lavrov stopped and seemed to look genuinely quizzical when he responded, "Was he fired?" - but then adopted a deadpan tone as he told the reporter, "You are kidding, you are kidding".

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:53

Moon took charge as the president of South Korea today, after the National Election Commission declared him victor yesterday. North Korea, as of Thursday morning, had yet to comment officially on Moon's election, but experts say there's no reason for it to dislike his win.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:52

Olshan told jurors the real victims are the worthy kids who could have gotten scholarships. After 12 hours of deliberations on Monday and Tuesday without a single question for the judge, the jury asked its first two questions Wednesday. While facing the indictment Brown ran for re-election, but was defeated in her primary a year ago. That's about one-tenth of 1 percent of the funds raised.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:47

Dallas gave up a fourth-round pick in next month's National Hockey League draft. Bishop was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 unless Dallas reached a deal with him. He posted the worst save percentage of his career since becoming a regular starting goalie and failed to make much impact in the Kings late-season playoff push.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:45

Gunmen in Mexico reportedly broke into a home Wednesday and murdered a woman known for being an activist for parents of missing children. Citizen Community in Search of the Disappeared in Tamaulipas, the group Rodriguez founded, is one of dozens of civic organizations that have sprouted up to find disappeared persons in the absence of what they say is the state's failure to find the missing.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:42

A white police officer who argued that he fired eight times at an unarmed black man because he feared for his life pleaded guilty to a civil rights charge that carries a maximum penalty of life in prison Tuesday. The media or protestors did not care about Slager's account of what happened. Slager was sacked and charged with murder after the shooting. In exchange for the plea deal , officials agreed to drop efforts to charge Slager again for murder.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:43

Beijing sees the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, newly installed in the South meant to guard against threats from the North, as a threat to its own military capabilities and has slapped a series of measures against South Korean businesses seen as economic retaliation.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:35

Today, Tiffany & Co. dedicated their New York Times ad to taking on the President. Trump pledged during the presidential campaign to renegotiate the accord, but he has wavered on the issue since winning the presidency. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the former chief executive of the oil company Exxon, said at his Senate confirmation hearing in January that he supports staying in the deal.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:31

White House aides said the scope of the commission, chaired by Vice President Pence, will reach beyond allegations of voter fraud to include voter suppression and other suspect election practices, and would include members of both major political parties.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:32

Tests conducted on the 82 Chibok girls that were freed on Saturday show that some of them need to undergo surgery, the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Jummai Alhassan, has said . At least one is now visiting her family but her plans were being kept secret, she added. On the 82 recently released girls, the minister said their photographs had been sent to families in Chibok for identification.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:31

It says he is a North Korean resident of Pyongyang who worked for a time in the Russian Far East. Dan Coats said the unprecedented nuclear and missile testing past year indicates leader Kim Jong Un is intent on proving North Korea's capability.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:26

But Mr McCabe declined to say whether he ever heard Mr Comey tell Mr Trump that the President was not a target of the investigation . The article quoted liberally from " two people who have heard [Comey's] account of the dinner" in what seems to be a leak from Comey's camp to fight back after Trump fired Comey earlier this week.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:28

Despite the decades of failed efforts to achieve a lasting peace in the region, Trump said his administration has a "very, very good chance " to get it done. Israel has rejected the 1967 lines as a possible border, saying it would impose security risks. Trump has also spoken out, as previous American presidents have, against continued Israeli settlements that are colonising the West Bank.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:25

The North is technically still at war with the South and has no diplomatic relations with the United States, but China is its sole major ally. Two sources with knowledge of the situation said the US embassy in Beijing had submitted a diplomatic note to China's foreign ministry, saying that inviting North Korea sent the wrong message at a time when the world was trying to pressure Pyongyang over its repeated missile and nuclear tests.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:27

Trump has hosted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Abbas and multiple Arab leaders at the White House , discussing the conflict with all contingents. Al-Quds and al-Ayyam reported German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is scheduled to visit the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) on Tuesday May 9.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:28

Six leading intelligence officials told a Senate hearing on external threats to the United States of their concerns over the firm's broad presence, without specifying any particular threat. In fact, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other agencies in the USA intelligence community have yet to publicly present any evidence connecting company executives with Russian security services.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:25

House of Representatives should think twice", the committee said in its letter, a copy of which was published by the KCNA state news agency. In South Korea, on the other hand, things are about to change a lot. But as Moon, who was Rho's chief of staff, takes a more conciliatory approach, he could face tension with the Trump administration . It could just be that Mr Trump is making policy on the fly, and that he neither knows nor cares about the domestic politics of South Korea.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:24

And White House officials were surprised when photos depicting an apparently jovial moment between Trump and the two Russian officials appeared online a short time after Wednesday's meeting, according to the official. American media photographers were prohibited from the Oval Office for the meeting. While the administration downplayed the threat, a senior administration official acknowledged that the White House had been misled about the role of the Russian photographer, who was actually ...

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:25

But instead of listening to whatever DeVos had to say - whether it be the aforementioned "common ground" or not - the graduates, faculty, and alumni, along with their families and friends weren't having it, drowning her words out with loud boos and jeers, according to the Chronicle .

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:24

The Trump administration has said Comey's firing was unrelated to the Russian Federation investigation. "We want it to come to its conclusion with integrity", Sanders said. During a debate a year ago, Trump said that he when he calls women "fat pigs and slobs" he's only talking about Rosie . "I hadn't had a chance to have the conversation directly", Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:23

It said the attacks were carried out with a version of WannaCry ransomware that encrypted files and prompted a demand for money transfers to free up the system. "Information shared with DHS as part of these efforts, including whether a request has been made, is confidential". We'll likely look back at this as a watershed moment.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:13

Last night's announcement of the 100-day action plan between the us and China has the potential to alter global LNG trade, opening the door of the world's largest LNG growth market to the world's fastest-growing LNG supplier. Canadian LNG exports to China should have been a slam dunk. The U.S. now has one of the world's five largest supplies of natural gas, with more than 300 trillion cubic feet of proven reserves, according to U.S.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:08

Hamas seized control of the Palestinian coastal enclave in 2007 after beating its main rival, Fatah, led by President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, in parliamentary elections a year earlier. Mustafa Ibrahim, a political analyst, sees the biggest challenge for Haniyeh will be marketing Hamas's revised charter. Israel and Egypt imposed a border blockade on Gaza after the Hamas takeover a decade ago, keeping the territory's borders sealed most of the time.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:05

I hit a lot of good shots today". "It's close", Day said. On Thursday McGirt eagled Nos. With a killer course setup as well as boasting one of the largest winner's purses , this tournament goes a long way in attracting the biggest names in golf year after year.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:02

The resolution also refers to UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which in December declared all Israeli settlements, including in East Jerusalem , illegal under worldwide law. Netanyahu's statement marks the third time in less than a year that Israel has reacted to United Nations resolutions it deems biased against it by announcing the slashing of its payments to the body.

by | May 13, 2017 | 08:03

North Korea demanded on Thursday the handover of "terror suspects" who plotted to kill leader Kim Jong Un with a biochemical substance, repeating accusations it made last week that USA and South Korean spies were behind the plan. The Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the North's ruling Workers' Party, urged Seoul to suspend its psychological warfare aimed at the North and for South Korean civic groups to stop sending propaganda leaflets over the border.

by | May 13, 2017 | 07:47

Pletcher won his first Derby in 2010 with Super Saver; Velazquez won the following year with Animal Kingdom. For context of the great career whoosh of Always Dreaming, the latest Kentucky Derby victor, consider that his first win came January 25, later than any horse who ultimately would become draped in roses since Brokers Tip in 1933, who was the only horse to break his maiden in the Derby.

by | May 13, 2017 | 07:45

She was found not guilty of two counts of mail fraud and two counts of wire fraud. The verdict, which had to be unanimous, came after over 11 hours of deliberation from a restructured jury that seemed content to take its time and review the facts before making a decision.

by | May 13, 2017 | 07:44

He and other officials have said the US will closely monitor the weapons' distribution and insure that they are used only against IS. The U.S. -led worldwide coalition said the Syrian Democratic Forces militia has freed the majority of the Syrian city of Tabqa and its nearby dam from the Islamic State [Daesh].

by | May 13, 2017 | 07:36

The South Korean leader said he plans to send a special envoy to China to discuss Thaad and North Korea. China has vigorously opposed the deployment of a United States anti-missile system in South Korea, saying it threatens Chinese security and will do nothing to resolve tensions with North Korea.

by | May 13, 2017 | 07:36

The missile test was carried amid China's vociferous protests over THAAD interceptor missiles in South Korea, whose powerful radars could see through most of part of China including its missile development programme. In retaliation against Seoul, Beijing has stopped travel agencies from sending groups to South Korea, among other measures. The Trump administration claims it's considering all options, including military force, to restrict and reverse North Korea's nuclear-weapons program.

by | May 13, 2017 | 07:35

Barring any major change in the current makeup of seats, Weaver could agree to form a coalition with either the NDP or Liberals to give them a majority. "British Columbians did tell us they want us to do things differently. And they voted for an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top".

by | May 13, 2017 | 07:34

That could slow any attempt at rapprochement with the North's unpredictable leader, Kim Jong Un , at a time of broad worldwide support for sanctions. The six-party talks on ending North Korea's nuclear ambitions have been stalled since late 2008, largely due to a North Korean boycott. He saw the early set-up as a move to prevent a new South Korean leadership from overturning the THAAD deployment decision.

by | May 13, 2017 | 07:31

The Bank slashed its prediction for average wage growth to 2%, significantly down from February's estimate of 3%. While inflation, now at 2.3 per cent, would likely peak at close to three per cent in late 2017, the Bank forecast the pound would pick up after the general election.

by | May 13, 2017 | 07:34

He spoke Thursday in Fairbanks, Alaska, at a meeting of the Arctic Council, an advisory group made up of the eight Arctic nations and indigenous groups. Soini said Arctic resources and transportation routes may attract interest. WALDHOLZ: Swedish foreign minister Margot Wallstrom asked, what if our planet had a seat at the table? The Office of Website Management, Bureau of Public Affairs, manages this site as a portal for information from the U.S.