White House Spokeswoman Backs President Trump's Claim about Comey

Trump said he had planned to fire Comey for some time, but "there's no good time to do it by the way". Trump told Holt he asked Comey. But Democrats argue that they are concerned that Trump dismissed Comey in order to quash the FBI's investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and whether any Trump associates are involved.

Trump Says He Planned to Fire 'Showboat' FBI Chief All Along

A White House official told CNN that officials at the highest levels, including the president, are monitoring Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders' performances as she substitutes for Spicer in the briefing room. "I'm sure upon reflection of this action, he will submit his letter of resignation for the nation's good", Cohen wrote . As the Washington Post reports , the decidedly freaky situation involving Sean Spicer and some bushes (or a "tall hedge") played out ...

Kapil Mishra, on hunger strike against Arvind Kejriwal, attacked

He further condemned the rumours where the AAP members alleged that Mishra himself planned the attack. "He is part of the Bharatiya Yuva Morcha.We don't support violence of any kind", AAP leader Sanjay Singh was quoted by NDTV as saying. Mishra had on Sunday accused Kejriwal of taking Rs20 million from a Cabinet colleague, a charge refuted by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. "You (Kejriwal) have said the party doesn't have money to fight elections".

Trump Says He Might Name New FBI Director This Week

Rosenstein. The US president lashed out at Comey on Friday, tweeting that he 'better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!' "In fact when I made a decision to just do it, I said to myself, I said you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story, it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won", he said.

Trump confident he can broker Mid East peace

The P.A. "needs to recognize the state of the Jews just like they are demanding from us that we recognize the state of the Palestinians", Netanyahu has stated; Abbas has long rejected the demand. That has sparked speculation about a meeting among the three. A caricature in the daily depicts Abbas, dressed in his underwear, begging to a Donald Trump dressed as the Statue of Liberty.

Hamas Stands in Solidarity with Hunger-Striking Palestinians

A former prime minister in the Gaza Strip's Hamas-run government, Haniyeh was chosen as group leader in an internal election held Saturday. The two groups had a violent falling out in 2007, when Hamas fighters ousted Fatah from the Gaza Strip.

Labour's Emily Thornberry tells defence secretary Michael Fallon he is talking 'b******s'

Asked if she had put Mr Corbyn "back in his box" over Nato, Ms Thornberry said: 'You will see from the manifesto our commitment to Nato is clear. "There's an election on and people need to make decisions based on the truth". The Labour leader, who has said he would not "automatically" send United Kingdom troops to support a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member which came under attack and has previously voices his opposition to the alliance, now accepted the will of the party that the ...

Arvind Kejriwal directs authorities to formulate a plan for making Delhi mosquito

We will have to get rid of mosquito-borne diseases. "It is only possible with people's participation", Mr Kejriwal tweeted. Steps are taken every year to provide treatment to those who suffer from vector-borne diseases. They addedthat they will also conduct surprise inspections in areas under their jurisdiction. "This year, from the beginning MCD is keeping a track of all cases", said a government official.

Trump's broadside at 'showboating' Comey

Rosenstein's written critique of the former director, and Sessions' concurrence, both dated May 9, argued that Comey erred while managing the FBI's investigation a year ago of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.

Sen. Graham: Trump Needs to 'Back Off' FBI, Its Investigation

The US leader has asked the unnamed Washington law firm to send a letter to a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee making clear he has no connections to the Kremlin, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said . So, that's all I know. Lindsay Graham, the chairman of the subcomittee, as to whether he had seen evidence of collusion. I don't think they changed the outcome.

1 in 5 United Kingdom health trusts affected by cyberattack

He says "today, it happened to 10,000 computers. there's no barrier to do it tomorrow to 100 million computers". "The technology changes, the vulnerabilities change". Looks like the spread of the WannaCry ransomware that affected almost ninety nine countries and thousands of computers has been curtailed - at least for now.

2 militants killed in encounter with security forces in J&K's Kupwara

From the slain terrorists, two AK series rifle and a large quantity of ammunition was recovered, said the police official adding that the search operation by the security forces is on in the area to track any more terrorists. On Saturday two civilians including a 13-year-old girl were killed in heavy cross-border shelling which India blamed on Pakistan. Most of the local militants are in southern districts of the Valley while foreigners dominate northern areas.

Trump contradicts White House on Comey firing reasons

McCabe said it is not standard FBI practice to tell someone he or she is or isn't under investigation. Reporters also peppered Spicer with questions about whether Trump was recording in the Oval Office and Spicer responded that he had nothing further to say.

AAP takes EVM protest to Election Commission

The attack on machines came against the backdrop of the AAP losing Punjab and Goa assembly polls and the April 23 civic body elections in Delhi. Apart from demanding that voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT)-equipped EVMs be used, the party will approach the EC with the request that votes registered in EVMs and paper trails of 25 per cent randomly chosen booths be tallied, Rai said.

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership confirms 'significant' disruption due to NHS cyber-attack

It appeared as if they had been deleted, he said. WannaCry exploited a vulnerability to spread itself across networks, a rare and powerful feature that caused infections to surge Friday. Symantec researcher Vikram Thakur said that total fix costs are likely to be in the tens of millions of dollars. Still, such figures do not account for lost production at firms like Renault, which on Saturday said it had halted stopped manufacturing at plants in Sandouville, France, and Romania to prevent ...

Trump pledges to move quickly on Comey replacement as interviews begin

You just can't make this stuff up, and if you did, people would say you're full of it. When Holt asked Trump if he "actually asked him", Trump replied: "Yes, I said, 'If it's possible, will you let me know if I am under investigation?' He said, 'You are not under investigation'".

Bajrang gives India first gold; women's team finishes second

London Olympics bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt was present on the sidelines to witness his prodigy win the gold medal. He also added' A gold medal is very important for me. On the women front, Sarita who had to represent India due to the last minute withdrawal of Sakshi Malik did reach the finals but went down to Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan by 6-0.

South Korean military: North Korea launches ballistic missile

China said it opposes North Korea's "violation of the (UN) Security Council's resolutions", the foreign ministry said in a statement. "The North is apparently trying to test Moon and see how his North Korea policy as well as policy coordination between the South and the USA will take shape", said Yang Moo-Jin, professor at the University of North Korea Studies in Seoul.

North Korea 'test fires ballistic missile' off west coast

The flight pattern could indicate a new type of missile. David Wright, co-director of the Union of Concerned Scientists, said that the flight time, if true, would mean the missile has a "considerably longer range" than any of the missiles now in the North's arsenal.

India raises with Canada Justin Trudeau's presence at controversial Khalsa Day event

The Liberals pledged last August to contribute up to 600 troops for peacekeeping, after their election promise to steer Canada back to peace missions after years of limited involvement. "We hope (Canada) will decide now after assessing all they needed to assess". Trudeau's 3 year old son Hadrien came into his office at the Hill Office House of Commons in Ottawa , Canada.

Iraqi forces resume Mosul operation

Since the commencement of the Mosul offensive in mid-October 2016, military operations have displaced more than 473,000 people from Mosul to Anbar, Babil, Baghdad, Diyala, Erbil, Ninewa, Qadisiyah, Salah ad Din, Sulaimaniyah, and Wasit governorates, according to U.S.

Mishra visits CBI office to file complaint against Kejriwal, AAP leaders

According to a media report, Mishra, who was sacked by Kejriwal from him Cabinet and suspended from the primary membership of the party, a couple of days ago, was punched, his clothes torn and slapped repeatedly by the assaulter. "Government officials are sending information to me", Mishra claimed. She went on to say, "Today my son is being blamed for being a BJP agent and you are silent".

Pope Says He'll Seek Common Ground With President Trump, Won't Preach

In everything, it is about faith and it is a handsome thing". In the interview, Pope Francis also reiterated his openness to a personal prelature for the SSPX and voiced skepticism over the alleged, continuing apparitions at Medjugorje, although he clarified that the original apparitions deserve further study.

Pope makes 2 Fatima children saints on centenary of visions

The Holy Father saw the shooting prefigured in a vision of a pope killed by bullets and arrows, given to Fatima visionary Sister Lucia dos Santos, who lived till age 97 in 2005, while her cousins Saints Jacintha and Francisco, canonized yesterday by Francis in Fatima, died in the 1918-19 Spanish flu epidemic.

NKorea missile test a 'threat to global peace'

Before the missile test, the US Treasury said it was considering "every tool in our arsenal" to cut off sources of worldwide financing for illegal activities in the North. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley called the launch a message by Pyongyang to South Korea after the election of President Moon Jae-in, who took office on Wednesday.

Pakistan inks China deals worth nearly $500 mil.

The president also announced additional Chinese financing for "Belt and Road" totalling 780 billion yuan ($113 billion). He said China will provide assistance worth 60 billion yuan (USD 8.7 billion) to developing nations and global organizations participating in the Belt and Road initiative to launch more projects to improve people's well-being.

North Korea accuses CIA of 'vicious' plot to kill Kim Jong

The Ministry of State Security alleges the agencies "ideologically corrupted and bribed a North Korean citizen surnamed Kim" to orchestrate the attack - paying him tens of thousands of dollars. The citizen plotted to use "biochemical substances including radioactive substance and nano poisonous substance" to kill the North Korean strongman.

Interest builds over Trump's Federal Bureau of Investigation pick

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe was also interviewed, despite his repeated willingness to break from the White House explanations of Comey's ouster. O'Connor, president of the FBI Agents Association, said in a statement. Trump has claimed, without evidence, that Comey told him on three separate occasions he is not under investigation.

New Miss USA to be crowned in Las Vegas

Women from all 50 states and the District of Columbia will compete for the opportunity to become the next Miss USA and represent the country in the Miss Universe pageant. The competition airs Sunday from Las Vegas. Inside Edition has your first look at the 51 ladies competing to be the next Miss USA on Sunday. This year's pageant will be co-hosted by Julianna Hough and Terrence J .

Tillerson Unconcerned About Independence in Wake of Comey Firing

Asked about Trump's campaign vow to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, Tillerson said the president is taking "a very deliberative approach". "And my values are those of the country". Fox News anchors Pete Hegseth , Clayton Morris and Abby Huntsman were disgusted by Chuck Todd's treacherous insinuations against Rex Tillerson , who's as straight a shooter as you can get in a politician.

Iran's Rouhani congratulates South Korea's Moon on presidential victory

Ties between South Korea and China, who are important trade partners, have been strained by Seoul's decision to host a U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system in response to a growing missile threat from North Korea.

North Korea Accuses CIA Of Trying To Assassinate Kim Jong

North Korea is publicly stating that it is going ahead with its nuclear weapons programme, while the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on May 4 said it has "concrete information" that this is indeed the case, and points out that security risks would apply beyond the region.

James Comey declines offer to testify to the Senate Intelligence Committee

Comey was leading an FBI investigation of possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign in 2016. "Should have never exonerated her". White House officials keep leaking internal conversations to reporters detailing that they're being ordered not to leak internal conversations to reporters.

Korea challenges South's new leader

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missile was sacked early on Sunday morning from near Kusong, in North Phyongan province. He said Sunday's launch - the seventh such firing by North Korea this year - may have been of a new mobile, two-stage liquid-fueled missile North Korea displayed in a huge April 15 military parade.

Macron takes office as French president

Emmanuel Macron, right, met with outgoing president Francois Hollande on Sunday. The 39-year-old Macron is the youngest president in the country's history and the eighth president of France's Fifth Republic, which was created in 1958. He intends to press for the creation of a parliament and budget for the eurozone. He will be Macron's right-hand man, the top official in the Elysee administration and a key political advisor who is typically the main contact point for ministries, parties, ...