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Flynn, not so eager to talk these days, rejects Senate Intelligence subpoena

The committee-which is investigating Russian interference in November's presidential election-issued the subpoena last week. For example, Republicans never heard testimony from Hillary Clinton's former technology aide about her private email server despite a subpoena and committee vote to hold him in contempt.

Appeals Court Deals Blow to Trump

During his presidential campaign, Trump had often spoke of wanting a total ban on Muslims entering the country. And the circuit court judges agreed that the travel ban appears to have constitutional problems because it discriminates on the basis of religion.

Appeals court deals blow to Trump's travel ban

A central question in the case was whether courts should consider Trump's public statements about wanting to bar Muslims from entering the country as evidence that the policy was primarily motivated by the religion. That ruling went farther than Chuang's order, blocking a section of the travel ban that also suspended refugee admissions for four months. A federal appeals court has dealt another blow to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six-Muslim majority countries, siding ...

White House condemns terrorist assault in the Philippines

Abu Sayyaf , meanwhile, has elevated its profile by taking foreigners as hostages, beheading two past year after Manila refused to pay for their release . Aquino said. The militants have also freed more than 100 inmates from two prisons. He declared martial law in 1972 and used it to maintain his grip on power for more than a decade.

Former AG Eric Holder Calls Jeff Sessions New Policy 'Dumb on Crime'

He added that Sessions' policy was an "unwise and ill-informed decision" and that Congress should enact criminal-justice legislature to reverse the move. Earlier this year, Sessions reversed a directive from the previous deputy attorney general Sally Yates that would stop the use of private prisons for holding federal prisoners.

IS behead police and kill 20 in Philippines

He said Wednesday he is anxious about his wife, a secretary at the cathedral, because she does not have her medicines for a heart problem. Police said the May 6 blast was sparked by a personal feud, but the Islamic State group claimed its fighters were responsible.

Attorney General Sessions To Appeal Trump Travel-ban Case To Supreme Court

The broad, decisive ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit means the Trump administration still can not enforce its travel order that the government says is urgently needed for national security . He says the ban was justified to ensure existing screening procedures were adequate. The court was unconvinced that the travel ban was concerned with national security and is more likely an attempt at creating a "Muslim ban".

From president to prisoner 503: Park appears in court with her nemesis

Prosecutors told the court that Park and Choi colluded in receiving seven billion won ($6 million) from Shin previous year. If found guilty, the ex-president could face life imprisonment considering it is the standard sentencing for corruption in South Korea .

Kachikwu: Nigeria open to joining OPEC production cut - but not right now

Had OPEC decided not to renew the production cuts, analysts had predicted that production from Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation would likely increase, putting negative pressure on prices. OPEC has for weeks been laying the groundwork to extend production cuts. The deal is aimed at bolstering petroleum prices, which have remained relatively flat as US shale oil producers turned on the spigot to make up for reduced OPEC output.

France warns Manchester attacker had "proven" links to ISIS

Nineteen people were killed in the explosion following an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. "This incident, this attack, is especially vile, especially criminal, and especially horrific because it appears to be deliberately directed at teenagers.

Congressional report shows how premiums could change under 'Trumpcare'

Utah's delegation to the House, all Republicans, voted in favor of the American Health Care Act earlier this month, contending it was a preferable alternative to the Affordable Care Act . For the one-third of the nation in states modestly reducing coverage requirements, average premiums would be about 20 percent lower, the analysts estimated.

Senate Investigators Slap Flynn With Two Fresh Subpoenas

It is unclear if a similar memo was prepared by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to document Trump's conversation with Coats. Brennan reiterated that the Central Intelligence Agency detected in 2016 possible signs of collusion between Trump associates and Russian officials.

Philippines: Troops bomb city taken over by militants

The ISIS-affiliated terrorists now attacking Mindanao are not believed to be Middle Easterners fleeing the Raqqa and Mosul battlegrounds, but native Philippine radicals. In Marawi , the military confirmed that five soldiers were killed and 31 others injured in the attack on the city. The southern Philippines has been troubled by decades-long Muslim separatist uprisings in the predominantly Catholic nation.

South Korea fires warning shots at North Korea after object crosses borders

Moon said during a visit to the Defense Ministry in Seoul , Younhap News Agency reported . North Korea has since carried out five nuclear tests and dozens of missile tests as it seeks to develop a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile capable of hitting the United States.

Melania Trump wears white (forget red and blue)

Still, a senior administration official traveling with the president told reporters on Air Force One that the White House was satisfied with the visit . A banner hung in the city said "the city of peace welcomes the man of peace" along with photos of Abbas and Trump. In effect, it would offer Israel recognition by the Arab world and the "normalization" of relations in exchange for a full withdrawal from the territory Israel has occupied since the June 1967 Middle East war, ...

Trump travel ban blocked; fight headed for Supreme Court

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 10 to 3 against Trump's travel ban, and indicated opponents of Trump were likely to succeed at trial in showing the policy violates USA constitutional prohibitions on religious discrimination. The March ban was Trump's second effort to implement travel restrictions through an executive order . He says looking at the order on its face, "it is entirely without constitutional fault".

Sweden drops investigation into Julian Assange rape allegations

Moments after the announcement, Assange's Twitter account posted a photo of him smiling. Yesterday Swedish prosecutors announced they would discontinue their investigation into the claim. The Swedish Prosecution Authority said in a statement that Sweden's Director of Public Prosecution, Marianne Ny, "today chose to discontinue the investigation" into a rape claim against Assange.

Manchester Terrorists Are 'Evil Losers In Life'

We all know that. While both Netanyahu and Abbas have made positive noises about their readiness to negotiate, both also face domestic constraints on their freedom to manoeuvre and strike a deal. "So many young, handsome innocent people living and enjoying their lives, murdered by evil losers in life", Trump said , echoing the theme he presented during his meetings with Arab leaders in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Paul Ryan signals he would still seat GOP candidate charged with assault

One side of the dispute between a GOP candidate and a reporter about what happened during a body-slamming assault Wednesday was strengthened when Fox News reporters who witnessed the incident issued their report. Democrats wasted no time using Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte's alleged takedown of a journalist. "We'll talk to you about that later", Mr Gianforte says on the recording, referring Mr Jacobs to a spokesman.

Trump Makes Stop in Israel and Palestine, Criticized Iran

Trump has cast Middle East peace as the "ultimate deal" and has tasked his son-in-law Jared Kushner and former real estate lawyer Jason Greenblatt with charting a way forward. "Once again we reassert to you our positions", Abbas said elaborating, "accepting the two-state solution along the borders of 1967, a state of Palestine with a capital in East Jerusalem alongside Israel ...

Trump angry at NATO allies for not spending enough on defense

He said 23 of 28 member nations are not paying what they should, something that is is "not fair" to the people of the United States . "At the same time , North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has to deliver credible deterrence and defense". His arrival was also shadowed by new criticism from British Prime Minister Theresa May, who complained about leaks of intelligence to the American media about this week's deadly bombing at a concert in Manchester, England .

Ex-CIA director says he warned Russia

Mr. Brennan said he didn't know if these contacts by people tied to Mr. Trump's campaign amounted to " collusion " with Russian officials, but said that a common Russian intelligence technique involved cultivating Americans as either witting or unwitting intelligence assets.

Maduro pushes ahead with his 'constituent' congress

The chief of Venezuela's electoral council says the embattled South American nation jolted by almost two months of opposition protests will hold regional elections in December. In an apparent bid to show the government was seeking a democratic solution, the head of the pro-government electoral council said voting for a controversial "constituent assembly" would be held in late July.

Trump envisions Israeli-Palestinian peace after talks with Abbas, Netanyahu

Speaking at the Israeli presidential residence in Jerusalem in his first stop after arriving, Trump said he and his delegation had "just got back from the Middle East", before quickly correcting himself to say Saudi Arabia . US -sponsored peace talks between the Israel and Palestinian had collapsed in 2014. Literally anyone who has killed a large number of Israelis is presented by the Palestinian leadership as a hero to their people.

Flynn lawyers say will not honor subpoena for Russia-related documents

The Justice Department declined to prosecute former Attorney General Eric Holder in 2012 when he skirted a congressional subpoena over a case where the ATF purposely allowed licensed firearms dealers to sell guns to illegal buyers hoping to track the weapons to Mexican drug cartels.

Comey found "disgusting" Trump's efforts to compromise him

The public will soon hear from recently fired FBI Director James Comey. "I think that's an open question", said Democratic Senator Chris Coons, when asked if Comey would appear before Congress, adding that it remains to be seen "how ongoing congressional investigations will be coordinated with the special counsel".

Pogba and José dedicate United win to Manchester attack victims

Wayne Rooney is Manchester United's all-time leading goalscorer with 253 goals. "So it means a lot for me, it means for a lot for the club, for the boys and for the supporters, too, I believe". "There are many more things more important than football in life but we tried to win to lift the spirits of the town, at least for some hours". "It's just a football game, just a trophy, but if we can support them with this just 1%, it's enough for us".

United States candidate urged to apologise after alleged attack on reporter

Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. More than 270,000 Montanans already have cast absentee votes in the election, and can not change those votes. Gianforte's assertion that Jacobs had been aggressive was also contradicted by a reporter from Fox News Channel who said the attack on the Guardian reporter appeared to be ...

Trump doesn't think Israel is in the Middle East

President Trump again stressed his belief that peace between Israelis and Palestinians is possible. Palestinians held angry protests against the visit in both West Bank and Gaza, according to a BBC report. PRESIDENT Donald Trump called for peace between Israel and Palestine, and asked both sides to put aside the "pain and disagreements of the past".

President Trump Throws His Weight Around at NATO Summit

While all administrations deal with some leaks, news outlets have been privy to everything from details of draft documents to the president's private phone conversations with foreign leaders. He also urged allies to "step up" and join the US-led anti-IS coalition "not least because of the attack we saw in Manchester", and said they would deliver yearly spending plans.

Ian Poulter returns to world's top 100 after second at Players Championship

After becoming the youngest ever victor of the Players Championship , unheralded South Korean golfer Si Woo Kim isn't anxious about the looming compulsory military service in his homeland. "He took advantage of it, and you can see how good of a player he is". McIlroy is set to undergo an MRI scan today to determine the extent of an injury which hampered his efforts at Sawgrass.

Trump meets European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders in Brussels

The small Balkan country will formally become NATO's 29th state in June but Markovic joined the Brussels summit, Trump's first, and a ceremonial opening of the alliance's new headquarters. Fellow NATO leaders occasionally exchanged awkward looks with each other during the president's lecture, which occurred at an event commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall and the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Russians 'discussed how to influence Trump via his aides'

In new testimony from former CIA Director John Brennan, the ex-director stated he was anxious that " Russian officials may have successfully recruited aides from Donald Trump's campaign to help in the Kremlin's efforts to influence last year's presidential election", according to Politico .

Trump son-in-law Kushner under Federal Bureau of Investigation scrutiny in Russian Federation probe - media reports

Flynn or his businesses in whatever means that we need to". "He will do the same if he is contacted in connection with any other inquiry", Jamie Gorelick, an attorney for Kushner told the Post and NBC . The bank was placed on the US sanctions list after Russian Federation annexed Crimea in 2014. The statement from attorney Jamie Gorelick was issued amid reports that the FBI was investigating meetings Kushner had in December with Russian officials.

JD.com fully focused on drones

The Chinese e-commerce giant, which said it services more than 236 million customers, called the plan a major step in its ambitions for the logistics business. Although US e-commerce giant, Amazon, has been making headlines thanks to its trials involving drones to deliver items ordered via safe shopping online, it looks like it may have been bested by a rival from China.

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