US senator wounded in Iraq opposes Trump pick for Army post

Green was criticized by Muslim Advocates and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which consider his remarks derogatory toward the Islamic faith and its followers. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., said Mr. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, a Democrat from IL, said in a statement that had Green been confirmed, it "would send the wrong message to courageous and selfless Americans who simply wish to serve their nation".

Trump says he could name Federal Bureau of Investigation head by next week

But Trump undercut that account in a sweeping interview with NBC's Lester Holt on Thursday, saying that the decision to fire Comey was his own and that he would have done it "regardless" of the Justice Department's recommendation. John Cornyn of Texas, attorney Alice Fisher and Judge Michael Garcia for the permanent position. Mr Schiller was among those Trump consulted about Mr Comey and was entrusted by the president to deliver a letter informing the director of his firing.

US Crude Oil Inventories Post Biggest Draw since December

The news agency reported that state-owned Saudi Aramco will reduce oil supplies to its Asian customers by almost seven million barrels next month as it is likely to witness a surge in domestic power demand over summer. Oil prices edged up on Tuesday, driven by anticipation that an OPEC-led pledge to cut production would be extended beyond the first half of the year and into 2018, although overall high supply still weighed on markets.

North Korea fires ballistic missile, Japan issues protest

South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported the missile was launched from the city of Kusong, north of the capital Pyongyang. North Korea conducted another in a string of missile tests Saturday amid heightened worldwide tensions over its nuclear program.

Early start for pilgrims attending Pope's Mass in Fatima

Francisco and Jacinta Marto, siblings aged 7 and 9 respectively, died two years after the 1917 apparitions in the Spanish flu pandemic. Addressing the sick before concluding the Mass, Pope Francis said that Christ understands the "meaning of sorrow and pain" and, through the church, offers comfort to the afflicted just as it did for Sts.

Kaspersky Lab: WannaCry virus targets 74 countries, hits Russian Federation most

The ransomware appeared to exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that was purportedly identified by the U.S. National Security Agency for its own intelligence-gathering purposes. The foreign ministry did not confirm whether it was the institution in question. These hackers "have caused enormous amounts of disruption- probably the biggest ransomware cyberattack in history", said Graham Cluley, a veteran of the anti-virus industry in Oxford, England.

New director: You can't stop the Federal Bureau of Investigation

The White House's readout on the meeting outlined its focus on ending the war in Syria and Trump's "desire to build a better relationship between the United States and Russian Federation". "Sir, I can't comment on any conversations the director may have had with the president". So why is this impeccably pedigreed, widely admired former prosecutor letting himself be humiliated, used, and discredited by Donald Trump? Republicans' response to the firing has so far been muted.

Trump says pick for next Federal Bureau of Investigation director could be announced within days

Bush's administration, was among those scheduled to be interviewed Saturday. "They've been vetted over their lifetime, essentially, but very well known, highly respected, really talented people", the president said. Cornyn, the number two Republican in the Senate, served as Texas attorney general before his election to the Senate in 2002. Fisher formerly served as assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Criminal Division.

North Korea Open To US Talks Under Right Conditions

Trump didn't make clear what those circumstances would be, naturally, but did appear to reject the need for talks in the near term, bragging that he's handling North Korea "very well, very firmly" without diplomacy. When asked if North Korea was also preparing to talk with the new South Korean government of liberal President Moon Jae-in, Choe said: "We'll see".

Snake hunter gets big paycheck after catching longest snake of the season

A python hunter captured a massive 16-foot, 10-inch python in the Florida Everglades as part of a python elimination program. Get the DUHtails at WBBH NBC News-2. Crum's snake weighed 130, which is still extremely terrifying. This modern day snake charmer is one gutsy dude you don't want to hiss off. Experts estimate there may be between 10,000 and 100,000 of the invasive pythons in the Everglades.

How Trump is reshaping the federal courts

President Donald Trump nominated a Minnesota Supreme Court justice to a St. Louis-based federal appeals court. These questions impact where our children go to school, what conditions we face at work, what burdensome regulations the government may or may not impose on a business, and more.

US navy ship collides with South Korean fishing boat

Lake Champlain's port side collided with the ship. No injuries were reported and damage assessments for both ships are underway, according to a Navy press release. It said the fishing vessel was 60 to 70 feet long. The San Diego cruiser left home in January as part of the Carl Vinson Strike Group deployment.

Xi, new South Korean leader talk nuclear

As he took the oath of office Wednesday, Moon said he was open to visiting Pyongyang under the right conditions to discuss its nuclear programme. Beijing opposes the system, arguing that its radar systems allow the USA and South Korea to spy on nearby Chinese military, and has imposed unofficial sanctions on South Korean companies operating in China.

Iraq, US in talks to keep troop presence after IS

Islamic State's defeat in Mosul will not mean the end of the hardline Sunni group which remains in control of parts of Syria and vast swathes of Iraqi territory near the Syrian border. "I know that the Iraqi security forces are confident of their ability to finish the enemy in place in Mosul very soon", he said . The May 3 offensive started in the northwestern side of Mosul.

Acting FBI Chief Won't Confirm Comey Told Trump He Wasn't Under Investigation

During the daily White House press briefing Thursday, CBS News' Major Garrett asked Sanders why she thought it was proper for Trump to have asked Comey whether he was under investigation given that the Justice Department's own protocols advise against the President communicating with the FBI about anything that might involve him.

Trump Says Wants To Move Quickly To Nominate New FBI Director

Conyers and Cummings's letter also recommends that Congress immediately seek testimony from Comey regarding the dinner in question, an invitation they say the House Oversight Committee has not agreed to. Bush administration. Other candidates include former NY police commissioner Raymond Kelly, former Republican senator Kelly Ayotte, and South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor who headed the Benghazi investigation in the House.

North Korea willing to negotiate with USA under the right 'conditions'

Choe Son Hui, North Korea's foreign ministry director general for US affairs, made the comment to reporters in Beijing as she was travelling home from Norway, Yonhap said . Some of those missiles reached the Sea of Japan , also known as the East Sea. Perhaps Kim would like to meet in an active nuclear missile silo. North Korea fired the unidentified ballistic missile at around 5:27 a.m.

NEW INFORMATION: Trump suggests `good chance' for Mideast peace

We are the only remaining people in the world that still live under occupation", Abbas said. In an earlier photo opportunity, Trump acknowledged that the conflict has been "going on a long time". Those parameters will likely not sit well with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who visited the White House back in February. "Let's see if we can find the solution".

SKorea: N.Korea launches ballistic missile

The North attempted but failed to test-launch ballistic missiles four consecutive times in the past two months but has conducted a variety of missile testing since the beginning of previous year at an unprecedented pace. It flew about 700 km into East Sea/Sea of Japan . Sunday's launch, however, was near the west coast. It comes days after the election of a new South Korean president.

One Belt One Road summit: Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif leaves for Beijing

The US and a number of other western countries have either skipped the summit or deputed officials to attend it. While China says the New Silk Road is not political, it has run into opposition from India due to a section of it in Pakistan, known as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, where some projects run through the disputed Kashmir region.

Turkey plays key role in Belt and Road Initiative: Erdogan

India's indecision over China's biggest summit of the year comes at a time of a sharp downturn in ties . "We welcome all countries to attend". The United States will send representatives to the upcoming Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, Chinese Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao told a press conference Friday.

GOP declares war with health care vote

For that reason, the Republicans in the U.S. Senate may not make major changes to the Medicaid bloodbath the House passed. In other words, if an individual can not demonstrate that he or she had coverage for all but 63 days of the prior 12 months, insurers would be permitted to vary premiums based on health status in a state that had opted out of community rating.

Trump Threatens To Cancel Press Briefings 'For The Sake Of Accuracy'

Trump pushed back when Pirro suggested Spicer could be replaced, though the president did concede that the spokesman has faced difficulties. In a weird interview taped hours after introducing the idea of scrapping the briefing altogether, Trump said he was serious about the possibility to "just don't have them".

North Korea 'would hold talks' with Donald Trump 'under the right conditions'

Choi Son Hui, North Korea's foreign ministry director general for US affairs, spoke briefly with reporters on Saturday in Beijing on route to Pyongyang. "We have been clear over the past 20 years that we seek nothing but a stable and economically prosperous Korean peninsula", the spokesman said in a statement sent to Reuters.

What China's One Belt, One Road Initiative is Really About — Geopolitical Project

He had warned that New Delhi's absence "will not be constructive" for bilateral ties. In a strongly-worded statement issued hours before the opening of the forum in the Chinese capital, India said the connectivity intiative must be pursued in a manner that respects sovereignty and territorial integrity.

India gifts 16000 handcrafted candles to Sri Lanka

Vesak is an occasion for us to celebrate the unbroken shared heritage of Buddhism. PM Modi was accompanied by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Sri Lanka also wants to establish a petroleum hub with the help of India in the eastern port city of Trincomalee, where Lanka IOC, the subsidiary of Indian Oil Corporation, handles 15 of 99 oil tanks.

Trump Says He Wants to Pick New FBI Director Quickly

Asked about Trump's tweet on Friday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer refused to rule out the possibility that the president is recording private conversations. Krishnamoorthi concludes that if the tapes in fact exist, the White House should send the House Oversight Committee recordings of Trump's communications with Comey , as well as those with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak (specifically those that were closed to the American press).

SKorea: Rival N.Korea launches possible ballistic missile

He claimed in January to be in the final stages of preparations to test-fire an intercontinental ballistic missile, and has since launched several intermediate-range projectiles with varying degrees of success. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Sunday that North Korea's firing of a ballistic missile was a violation of United Nations resolutions and that Japan strongly protested the action.

North Korea Open To Talks With Trump

When asked if North Korea was also preparing talks with the new government of South Korea, under liberal president Moon Jae-in, Hui said "We'll see", the New York Post reported . North Korea has repeatedly requested that an global forum of legal experts be established by the United Nations to clarify the legal basis for the U.N.

N Korea sends protest to US Congress

The legislation also requires US President Donald Trump to report to the Congress within 90 days on whether North Korea has retreated on its activities or should be reinstated on the government's list of "state sponsors of terror". North Korea's claim could not be independently verified. The North also said "a guy surnamed Han" taught Kim how to enlist accomplices. Malaysia, which has been at serious diplomatic odds over the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half brother Kim ...

Trump says he may choose a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director by Friday

James Comey has agreed to testify in a public Senate hearing regarding the investigation into alleged ties between Russian Federation and Donald Trump's campaign team. They are acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director Andrew McCabe, Michael J. Garcia, an associate judge on New York's highest court, and GOP Sen.

North Korea open for United States talks under 'right conditions'

Two sources with knowledge of the situation said the U.S. embassy in Beijing had submitted a diplomatic note to China's Foreign Ministry, saying inviting North Korea sent the wrong message at a time when the world was trying to pressure it over its repeated missile and nuclear tests.

Trump's attempt to intimidate Comey could come back to haunt him

Opponents have claimed that Comey's shock sacking was a bid to stall an FBI investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, which is also looking into possible collusion between the Kremlin and Trump's team. Mr Trump showed no concern that the request might be viewed as interference in an active Federal Bureau of Investigation probe. And at that time , he told me: "'You are not under investigation'".

Comey don't play that: ex-FBI director defies Trump

It also escalated a potentially damaging standoff between a fuming, undisciplined president and the unorthodox lawman he dismissed three days earlier. The warning appeared to suggest that if Comey gave his version of events, the administration might produce tapes of conversations to counter that, although it was not clear if such tapes exist.

Xi Jinping, Moon Jae-In agree denuclearising North Korea `common goal`: Seoul

Taking the oath of office in Seoul on Wednesday, Moon said he will further bolster the alliance and "immediately fly to Washington if necessary" for the sake of peace on the Korean Peninsula. Right now Mr. Tillerson says the button is sitting at a setting of "five or six", as North Korea repeatedly defies US requests for nuclear disarmament.