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by | May 14, 2017 | 11:44

In that same NBC interview, the president said he had chose to fire Comey because he was a "showboat" and a "grandstander" and also because "this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made up story", a reference to the FBI's ongoing investigation into the Russian government's campaign of cyberattacks directed at last year's presidential election as well as into possible ties between Trump associates and the Kremlin.

by | May 14, 2017 | 11:42

Only four years into his 10-year term, Mr Comey was leading the criminal investigation into whether Trump campaign advisers colluded with Russian operatives to influence the 2016 presidential election. Other possible nominees are, according to the reports, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe; Alice Fisher, formerly Justice Department criminal division chief; and Michael Garcia, a NY state appeals judge and former USA attorney in New York's Southern District.

by | May 14, 2017 | 11:41

It comes at a time when the group is introducing changes to its organisational structure and policies towards Israel . Gaza-born Haniyeh, 54, served as Palestinian prime minister after Hamas won a 2006 parliamentary election and he continued to claim the title, despite being officially sacked by Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who heads Fatah.

by | May 14, 2017 | 11:38

Pakistan prime minister's adviser on foreign affairs Adviser Aziz told reporters on Wednesday that if India shows interest, Pakistan will look into the possibility of a meeting between Sharif and Modi on the sidelines of the SCO summit on 8-9 June at Astana in Kazakhstan.

by | May 14, 2017 | 11:34

Kislyak, of course, is the official Michael Flynn talked to before he lied about it and got fired. Peskov was talking to reporters about U.S. -Russia relations, a fraught relationship that became decisively more complicated after Trump became president.

by | May 14, 2017 | 11:31

In the four years since the initiative was proposed by China in 2013, China has invested more than $60 billion in the Belt and Road regions. The presidents and prime ministers of 28 states, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, have confirmed their participation in the event.

by | May 14, 2017 | 11:24

The university's president, Jerry Falwell, Jr., endorsed Mr. Trump's presidential bid in January 2016 ahead of the Iowa Caucuses and enhanced his credibility with social conservatives, a critical subset of the Republican primary electorate.

by | May 14, 2017 | 11:23

But Bennett had the last laugh, winning a majority and ruling for 20 years. Elections BC says the Liberal candidate in the Courtenay-Comox riding on Vancouver Island has requested a recount after losing to the NDP candidate by nine votes in Tuesday's provincial election.

by | May 14, 2017 | 11:19

The report states that West Ham would demand at least £30 million for Lanzini, but surely the Hammers fans would never forgive their club if they sold the star to bitter rivals Tottenham. For Liverpool , Danny Ings and Sadio Mané are both on the treatment table; Jordan Henderson and Roberto Firmino are both in doubt. You don't say "we have to win", you say "we have to perform" and that makes it easier to win.

by | May 14, 2017 | 11:18

Vettel is also feeling buoyant after his impressive end to qualifying and is keeping his fingers crossed he can make the slight improvement needed to come out on top. For me starting the day with the engine change and moving back to the old engine, I was always going to be on the back foot . Local star Fernando Alonso put his Friday woes behind him and took a brilliant seventh place on the grid in the under-powered McLaren Honda, much to the delight of the home crowd.

by | May 14, 2017 | 11:08

Luckily, my mother and mother-in-law get along very well. This is because when Jarvis launched the movement to establish a day recognizing mothers she did not envision the pink, floral, commercial behemoth the holiday would grow up to become.

by | May 14, 2017 | 11:00

The rivals for the presidency, centrist frontrunner Emmanuel Macron and far-right rival Marine Le Pen , faced shows of opposition to their programmes during the fractious May 1 workers' marches. She is everything but that. 'Thousands of us have come out on the street to stand up for justice and decency, and to show our shame at these fascists hoping to take over'.

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:54

The attacks used ransomware, which locks users' files unless they pay the attackers a designated sum in the virtual Bitcoin currency. Pictures on social media showed screens of NHS computers with images demanding payment of $300 (230 pounds, 275 euros) in Bitcoin, saying: "Ooops, your files have been encrypted!" Payment is demanded within three days or the price is doubled, and if none is received within seven days the files will be deleted, according to the screen message.

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:50

Opposition groups have called Maduro's call for a new national assembly and constitution another sign he is a dictator intent on holding on to power at all costs. "What has happened today, and I say without exaggerating or trying to be dramatic, is the greatest coup in the history of Venezuela". Nicolas Maduro is not going forward, but toward the cliff.”.

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:51

Immigration Fund. "Security was tighter in Shanghai than it had been in Beijing, where reporters for The New York Times and The Washington Post briefly attended the event before being kicked out", the Times reported. Sen. Dianne Feinstein , D-Calif., the Senate Judiciary Committee's ranking member, says the Kushner situation shows Congress should change the EB-5 rules.

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:53

Chinese President Xi Jinping has expressed the resolve to further cement ties with Pakistan by enhancing cooperation in multiple spheres. Until this deal - which included China giving the U.S. Luo also said that while India had reservations about the China-Pakistan corridor, Beijing had no wish to get involved in territorial disputes between India and Pakistan, according to remarks released by the Chinese embassy.

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:43

Mr Corbyn described the results as "mixed" and insisted they were "closing the gap" on the Conservatives, but acknowledged they faced a huge challenge. The Scottish National Party (SNP), which campaigned for remaining in the European Union and is committed to independence from the United Kingdom, took a majority of votes north of the English border to remain the biggest party in the council elections with a total of 431 seats.

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:33

In Washington, the White House said Trump "cannot imagine Russian Federation is pleased" with the test as the missile landed closer to Russian Federation than to Japan. But she said more analysis was needed. It comes days after the election of a new South Korean president. The launch, if confirmed to be test-firing of a ballistic missile, is the first in two weeks since the last attempt to fire a missile ended in a failure just minutes into flight.

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:24

His comments came after a high-profile speech to global affairs thinktank Chatham House, in which he insisted he was "not a pacifist" but cautioned against a " bomb first, talk later " approach to foreign policy. I accept that military action, under worldwide law and as a genuine last resort, is in some circumstances necessary. "And pandering to an erratic administration will not deliver stability".

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:15

In Britain, the National Cyber Security Center says it is "working round the clock" with experts to restore vital health services. The virus is usually covertly installed on to computers by hiding within emails containing links, which users are tricked into opening.

by | May 14, 2017 | 10:11

Outside the court, supporters of Ahok wept and hugged each other amid shouts of jubilation from members of conservative Islamic groups. According to the report , Wayan also questioned the judges' decision to detain Purnama as he had been cooperative during the hearing.

by | May 14, 2017 | 09:52

The revelations did not in themselves represent a development that could break open the mystery of Moscow's meddling with last year's election and increasingly vocal Democratic claims of collusion between Russian Federation and members of the President's inner circle.

by | May 14, 2017 | 09:47

Kislyak was also absent from the original scheduling of the meeting and went similarly unmentioned in the White House's readout of the meeting. At a news conference at the Russian Embassy after the Oval Office meeting, Lavrov fielded a number of questions about claims of Russian interference in the 2016 USA election, and alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

by | May 14, 2017 | 09:38

On Saturday, 82 more of the girls kidnapped in April 2014 were released in exchange for members of the Islamist group that has killed 15,000 people since 2009 in an insurgency aimed at creating an Islamic caliphate in the northeast. Ms Alhassan also said the government will continue seeking experts' advice on the girls' psychological state. "We have provided close to $500 million in humanitarian assistance over the last two years to those affected by the conflict in Northeastern Nigeria, ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 09:23

Ankara strongly opposes US support of the YPG, viewing it as the Syrian extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged a three-decade insurgency inside Turkey. He has demanded Washington reverse the decision, and said he would take up the issue with Trump. "We have very open discussions about options and we will work together, we will work out any of the concerns", he said.

by | May 14, 2017 | 09:25

Merkel and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble have been suggesting or reviving a range of proposals for strengthening the euro area since Macron, running as a pro-European independent, won the French presidency on May 7. "I will be a candidate in the presidential majority and I wish to join up to his movement, the Republic on the Move". Macron may know what he wants to do, but the question is how he can go about doing it.

by | May 14, 2017 | 09:17

The launch came just days after South Koreans went to the polls to elect a new president. Seoul is working with its US ally to determine what kind of missile was sacked Sunday. The launch also comes as troops from the U.S., Japan and two European nations gather on remote U.S. islands in the Pacific for drills that are partly a message to North Korea.

by | May 14, 2017 | 09:06

Hours after his meeting with Trump, Lavrov insisted that no evidence exists that Russian attempted to influence last year's election or hack the Democratic Party's email system. The State Department did post photos of Lavrov's meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , but that was open to the press. The last time Lavrov visited the American capital was before Russian Federation annexed Crimea from Ukraine and intervened militarily in Syria to help President Bashar Assad - actions that ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 09:02

High-level officials from the world's eigh. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed a document today calling climate change a "serious threat" to the Arctic and noting the need for action to reduce its potentially harmful effects. It does not make policy or allocate resources, and its decisions must be unanimous. Murkowski said she's "agnostic" when it comes to the Paris agreement and hasn't been asked for her input on the measure.

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:56

In the 2013 election, under the riding's former incarnation as Comox, the NDP logged 780 absentee votes, to the BC Liberals' 712. Two new ridings were added following the 2015 redistribution - Richmond South Centre and Surrey South - so 44 seats will be needed to form a majority.

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:55

This may not go over very well, given that, in the second round, nearly 60% of French people voted for Le Pen or didn't vote at all-and the latter we presumably not casting a silent vote of support for Macron and the invisible hand. "Congratulations Emmanuel Macron", Tusk tweeted. "I will say things clearly: my only ambition is to serve my city and my region and not to enter the government", Estrosi later told reporters.

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:58

Tuesday's resolution , passed on the day that Israel was celebrating its independence, calls on Israel to rescind any "legislative and administrative measures and actions" it has taken to "alter the character and status" of Jerusalem . Also opposing it were Greece, Great Britain, Germany, Lithuania and the Netherlands. "Just look at the actions our President has taken since he took office", Pence said, touting Trump's nomination of lawyer David Friedman to be USA ambassador to Israel and ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:55

During his campaign Macron promised to remake a political system that he says is failed and vacuous and with a plan to energise the economy, and reform the European Union. In current polls, Macron's party stands at 36 per cent, with the Front National tied with the conservative Republicans at 22 per cent. Paris - Despite his sweeping victory over far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, elected French president Emmanuel Macron's job will not be easy, the way carved to the Élysée Palace is not a ...

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:56

Many families from border villages in Nowshera left their homes on Friday following indiscriminate shelling by Pakistani troops. For the second time in three days, a ceasefire violation by Pakistan has been reported from the Nowshera sector.

by | May 14, 2017 | 08:49

This is already believed to be the biggest online extortion attack ever recorded, disrupting services in nations as diverse as the U.S., Ukraine, Brazil, Spain and India. NHS Digital says 16 NHS organizations report being hit. A young cybersecurity researcher has been credited with helping to halt the spread of the global ransomware cyberattack by accidentally activating a so-called " kill switch " in the malicious software.