Korean, British leaders voice need for cooperation on N

Katina Adams, a spokeswoman for the US State Department, said Washington had worked closely with Seoul on North Korea and would continue to do so. Lee was head of the NIS, South Korea's main intelligence service, under South Korea's previous conservative administration.

Colbert has 'something special' in mind for Trump after Comey firing

One key question though - if this was indeed the real reason Mr Comey was sacked, why did the White House wait until now? "It makes no sense to me whatsoever", he said at the time . But Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the memo didn't sound right. At his confirmation hearing, he said he was "not in a position to answer" the question of whether he would name a special prosecutor because he had not read a report on the alleged meddling.

Balochistan blast: 25 killed, deputy chairman of Senate injured

Abdul Ghafoor Haideri was returning from an event at Madrassa Ayesha Siddiqa when the explosion took place. While the leader's driver is said to be killed , the DPO added, Maulana Ghafoor was not in his auto at the time of the attack. Senate's Chairman Raza Rabbani, as per media reports, has asked chief secretary of Balochistan to airlift Haideri to Quetta . Mastung police officer Ghazanfar Ali said that Haideri's vehicle got completely damaged in the bombing and his driver and personal ...

Comey sacking won't stop intelligence leaks or prevent an investigation

Conservatives who wish to remain lashed to the Trump presidency should take heed of Grassley's example. In the abstract, this is true. What is not true is that the president has the right to concoct a scheme to stop an investigation into his administration's possible wrongdoing by firing the chief investigator, creating a fake cover story and sending officials out to lie.

Road to passage for Texas 'bathroom bill' getting far harder

Beggs' case drew national attention in February when he won the state championship in Class 6A, the classification for the state's largest schools. The lawsuit suggested that, despite Beggs taking testosterone under a "safe harbor" provision, that he caused a higher risk of injury to other wrestlers and carried an unfair adventage.

White House struggles to straighten its story on Comey

Whether or not Huckabee Sanders heard from enough people to make this anecdote meaningful (putting aside the fact that the public is supposed to take her word for it that a representative sample of Federal Bureau of Investigation employees got in touch with her and actually said what she claims) completely misses the point.

New South Korean president talks to China, Japan leaders

South Korea's new president launched global efforts to defuse tensions over North Korea's weapons development yesterday, urging both dialogue and sanctions while also aiming to ease Chinese anger about an American anti-missile system. "How to respond to North an urgent issue". On Wednesday, Moon officially assumed the post of president of South Korea. In the first direct contact between the South Korean and Chinese leaders, Mr Xi explained Beijing's position, said Mr Yoon, the South ...

China's Xi discusses nuclear issue with new South Korean president

President Donald Trump with perhaps his most pressing security issue. Trump also announced plans to send a team of senior advisors to South Korea to discuss the matter of Moon's U.S. Abe and Moon agreed to meet soon, and Xi invited the South Korean leader to Beijing. Beijing's displeasure over THAAD has reportedly been felt by South Korean businesses, particularly Lotte, the South Korean conglomerate that signed off on a land swap deal with the government to provide a site for the THAAD ...

Tories 'extremely foolish' over election boasts, says Alex Salmond

So, even if the SNP's performance in the local elections may not necessarily signal a sharp decline in the party's prospects for June's general election across Scotland as a whole, it does look as though the party's position has weakened significantly in the north east.

Pope Francis Departs Egypt After Two-Day Visit

Pope Francis had arrived to Egypt Friday afternoon and was received by Prime Minister Sherif Ismail. Earlier in the Pope's visit, The Pope met with the Grand Imam at Al-Azhar University. The devout Sisi seems unlikely to convert, but he might be convinced of taking more action to preserve the largest Christian community in the Middle East.

Oval Office meeting with Russian officials raises eyebrows

Trump disputed White House accounts by insisting he'd long planned to fire Comey, even before his Justice Department provided him a reason. Lavrov sought to blame the recent acrimony on former President Barack Obama. Tillerson was hosted in Moscow and Lavrov was hosted in Washington . Oval office is now bugged. "We are ready for this cooperation and today have discussed in detail the steps and mechanisms which we can manage together", Lavrov said.

White House furious after being trolled with Russia Oval Office photos

Lavrov's meeting with the president was scheduled for 10:30 a.m. ET, and it was declared closed to the press. To a question about Comey , Trump reportedly replied, "He wasn't doing a good job". The US secretary of state did not mention the matter. Lavrov, who last set foot in Washington in August 2013, dismissed all claims of election meddling as "fabrications" - echoing Trump's claim that they amount to "fake news".

North Korea accuses Central Intelligence Agency of plot to murder Kim Jong

Earlier this year, Seoul accused Pyongyang of using the chemical war agent VX to assassinate Kim Jong Un's exiled half-brother at Kuala Lumpur's airport, which led to calls in the U.S. The North Korean leader has been pictured inspecting military detachments on the islets of Jangje and Mu, which are close to the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong.

Massive creature washes up on Indonesia's Serum Island - but what is it?

According to the Daily Mail on Friday, the rotting carcass was discovered by local resident Asrul Tuanakota who initially thought the creature was a stranded boat. The marine department has taken the samples of meat for laboratory tests to identify the species and the tests are underway, coordinator M Nasrul Latulanit said.

Chinese media told not to mention Belt and Road investments by country

So what exactly is Obor? Appearing as well are ongoing installments of " Belt and Road Bedtime Stories ", in which a father-daughter pair, supposedly from the USA but living in Beijing, implausibly discuss the positives of OBOR and globalization before bedtime.

Here's the farewell letter James Comey just sent his former Federal Bureau of Investigation colleagues

Some press reports had suggested that Comey had asked for more resources for the investigation before he was sacked, but McCabe said he wasn't aware of that and it didn't fit with what he knew about how those requests were made. Today during testimony in of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe confirmed there was in fact controversy. Comey reportedly told colleagues that Trump was "outside the realm of normal" or even "crazy" after he claimed that former ...

Stephen Colbert responds to Trump's insults: 'I won'

For all the credit Stewart gets for his political commentary and sense of humor, this reunion is a testament to him as a boss and team builder. As the dust settled on news of his ejection and more details emerged Wednesday, Colbert, like the rest of the nation, was in a state of both shock and amazement at Trump sacking Comey, who was investigating his presidential campaign's ties to Russian Federation.

Anderson Cooper's eyeroll at Kellyanne Conway makes history

Ring of Fire's Farron Cousins discusses this. ( CNN ) Years ago, before she was a White House spokeswoman, Kellyanne Conway and I used to do the lecture circuit together. Cooper rolled his eyes at Conway Wednesday after she brought up Trump's electoral victory in MI. "It makes complete sense", Conway argued. "[This] has everything to do with whether the current Federal Bureau of Investigation director has the President's confidence and can faithfully execute his duties".

India, Pakistan trade fire in J&K

Indian officials in New Delhi could not immediately be reached for comment on the Pakistan statement. Jammu: All schools close to the LoC were shut in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on Thursday following the death of a woman in shelling by the Pakistan Army.

White House: Trump and Putin Had 'Very Good' Conversation on Syria

President DonaldTrump at a press conference at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States , on February 15, 2017. "Finally, they spoke about how best to resolve the very risky situation in North Korea", the statement said. Russian Federation condemned the intervention. Trump said after the cruise missile attack that the United States' relationship with Moscow "may be at an all-time low".

Feds decline to charge Louisiana policemen in fatal shooting

Everett Matthews, of Baton Rouge , La ., holds up a sign outside the Triple S Food Mart, where Alton Sterling was killed past year, in Baton Rouge , La ., Tuesday, May 2, 2017. He emphasized that the entire time the officers and Sterling were on the ground lasted 27 seconds, meaning that decisions were made in a split-second manner.

French ex-prime minister Valls plans to back Macron in June elections

French President-elect Emmanuel Macron's start-up party on Thursday announced a list of 428 candidates, majority political unknowns, to fight parliamentary elections that will determine his chances of putting his programme into action. Valls, who resigned as prime minister in December after he failed to be win the Socialist nomination for president, backed Macron in the race in March and has now promised to abandon the socialists and sign up to centrist La République En Marche.

Korea Fires Missile in Defiance of World Pressure

The launch , which failed shortly after lift-off, came after recent USA pressure on North Korea to cease its provocative behavior. "Immediately after the aircraft carrier arrived in the Sea of Japan, South Korea and the U.S. President Donald Trump has warned he will be ready to take action when North Korea successfully develops missiles after its latest test failed again.

White House Takes Flak for Letting Russian State Media Into Oval Office

During his visit to the Washington yesterday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov joked about the big news that had rocked American politics less than 24 hours prior. election. The president showed no concern that the inquiry could be viewed as interference into an ongoing Federal Bureau of Investigation probe — or that his conduct could be seen as a warning to Comey's eventual successor to steer clear of questions about the campaign's possible ties to Russia's election meddling.

5 moments Donald Trump and James Comey were at odds

But even as the issue emerges as a potential distraction from the GOP's legislative agenda, most are dismissing Democratic calls for a special counsel, and their hand-wringing looks unlikely to lead to any concrete action. "He was leading an active counterintelligence investigation into any links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government or its representatives, and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia's efforts to interfere in our election".

Trump, Putin to meet in July, Russians announce

Abbas said on Thursday he welcomed "President Trump's desire to help find a solution" to the Israel-Palestinian conflict, according to a transcript published by official Palestinian news agency Wafa. President Trump met with Russian officials at the White House on Wednesday and barred United States press. Kislyak is a key figure in the Russian Federation probe, as previously undisclosed conversations he had with former national security adviser Michael Flynn led to Flynn's firing less than ...

White House connects Comey firing, 'conclusion' of Russian Federation probe

Associates of Comey told the Journal that the F.B.I. director never said any such thing. -Two: At that dinner, he asked Comey whether he was under FBI investigation. He said he thought the investigation "should be over with, in my opinion, should have been over with a long time ago". The dramatic sacking of the Federal Bureau of Investigation director has left a bespectacled 52-year-old most Americans have never heard of holding the credibility of the U.S.

I Would Have Fired Comey Without Rosenstein's Letter

It said that Trump knew Comey was not up to the task so he chose to replace him with someone who could bring credibility back to the investigative agency. Holt asked Trump why he didn't immediately fire former national security adviser Mike Flynn upon learning that Flynn was vulnerable to being blackmailed by the Russians.

Macedonia parliament stormed by protesters in Skopje

They grabbed Radmila Sekerinska, an SDSM deputy, by the hair and yanked her to the ground. An interior ministry statement on Friday said 102 people had been treated at city hospitals, including MPs and police officers. The secretary general of Nato, Jens Stoltenberg, tweeted that he was "shocked" by the "attacks". Hungary's position on Macedonia seems to follow the Russian view, as Moscow says the European Union and the US are to blame for the turmoil.

Nirbhaya's mother demands fast track courts, hanging of juvenile convicts

It's not only about these four people being hanged", she stressed. Many people on Twitter said it was a tight slap on everyone who disrespected women. Despite several attempts, Edwin couldn't be reached. The four men who fatally gang-raped a woman on board a bus in 2012 have had their death sentences upheld.

Ja Rule Says Fyre Festival Disaster Is Not His Fault

A supposedly high-end festival organized by Ja Rule and featuring tons of the world's top models has been postponed indefinitely after it turned out to be a total disaster for its high-paying ticket purchasers. She also adds, "I feel so sorry and badly because this is something I couldn't stand by". But, ultimately, organisers say, the team was overwhelmed.

Navy Jet Attached to USS Carl Vinson Crashes Near Philippines

The Vinson group has conducted three previous bilateral exercises with the Japanese navy since leaving San Diego on January 5 for a western Pacific deployment; the most recent one was in March. The aircraft carrier will arrive "in a matter of days", Pence, who is in Sydney, said, after the location of the naval strike group became contentious.

Authorities announce likely cause of death of actress Erin Moran

Anson Williams, who portrayed Potsie on Happy Days , also remembered his co-star in a statement to THR , writing, "Erin was a person who made everyone around her feel better". Now you have finally found the peace you despaired of having on Earth ... When Happy Days ended in 1984, Moran struggled to find acting work and eventually chose to eschew Hollywood and move to the California mountains.

Ex-officer Slager pleads guilty to federal charge, state charge

In a reversal from his previous account of events, Slager admitted in court Tuesday that he did not shoot Scott in self-defense and said that his use of force was unreasonable. "We got justice", Judy Scott, Walter's mother, said. Wilson's statement said she had spent hours with Scott's family since his 2015 death following a traffic stop in North Charleston.

Greenpeace Activists Unfurl Anti-Le Pen Banner on Eiffel Tower in Paris

Protests are breaking out in Paris on the last day of campaigning before the French presidential election, with environmental activists dangling off the Eiffel Tower and students blocking the entrance to schools. Macron stretches lead on last dayCentrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron extended his lead in the polls over his far-right rival Marine Le Pen on Friday, the final day of a tumultuous election campaign.