Trump won't say if tapes of Comey conversations exist

Trump also said he didn't ask Comey to pledge his loyalty. President Donald Trump answers a question from the media, during a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Werner Iohannis, not shown , in the Oval Office at the White House , Friday, June 9, 2017 , in Washington .

UAE closes its airspace to planes from Doha, blocks Qatari websites

Tillerson said the US was asking Qatar to "be responsive to the concerns of its neighbors". Since then, Trump administration officials have tried to walk back the damage, and talk Gulf states off the ledge. Responding to the move, Qatar reiterated its rejection of the allegations against it. "The blockade is hindering US military actions in the region and the campaign against ISIS", he said.

Merkel Sssumes UK To Stick With Its Brexit Talks Plan After Election

What can not easily be delayed, however, is the date of Britain's departure from the European Union, which is due to take place exactly two years after the triggering of the Article 50 Brexit process on March 29 2019, whether or not a withdrawal deal has been reached.

Alaska Coast Guard rescue man and dog from failing duct-taped boat

After covering about 3-kms, while transiting off Tannirbhavi coast, the fishing boat started flooding due to heavy swell and high waves. The first mate told the Coast Guard he was not experienced enough to operate the boat. Coast guard officials received a call for help, reporting that a man in a 32-foot sailing vessel had struck the Duxbury Reef near the bridge. The fishermen tried to empty the water and then sought to be rescued, he said, duly thanking the Coast Guard staff for saving their ...

No one can be punished on basis of suspicions, doubts: Hussain

He, however, said that it seems that JIT will hardly summon him next time. Additional Director General Wajid Zia, who is leading Joint Investigation Team (JIT) constituted to probe much-hyped Panama Leaks case, will file a petition in Supreme Court (SC) to inform about the difficulties being faced by the team.

Iran says Islamic State group attacks killed 17

Iran's revolutionary guard accused Saudi Arabia of being responsible for the attack. The Iranian president further called for the eradication of the ideological roots of terrorism in order to effectively fight the scourge, adding, "We should not allow the sponsors of terrorism in the global arena to continue their support for terrorists".

Syrian army, allies reach Iraqi border - pro-govt commander

The two forces have clashed regularly in the area, with US aircraft twice striking Russian-backed forces the Pentagon said were threatening its local allies. Asked about the Syrian government's advance, the US-led coalition expressed concern. He also underscored the strategic cooperation between Iran and Russian Federation in the fight against terrorism in the region as well as their defense relations.

UAE threatens to imprison Qatar sympathisers

A shop with a picture of Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani is seen in Doha, Qatar , June 6, 2017. "I want to clearly say that we disapprove of the sanctions on Qatar", President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during a fast-breaking iftar dinner in Ankara.

Quotes from former FBI Director James Comey's testimony

Comey built an arsenal of evidence, and in the past two days, he has deployed it with lethal intent. In that testimony, Comey said that Trump demanded his "loyalty" and directly pushed him to "lift the cloud" of investigation by declaring publicly the president was not a target of the FBI probe into his campaign's Russian Federation ties.

Arab states to 'accept nothing but deep changes' in Qatar

U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Middle Eastern leaders complained about Qatar when he demanded an end to support for radical ideology that encourages terrorism . The base is the nerve-center for US air operations for Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and other Middle East nations. The United Arab Emirates , Saudi Arabia , Egypt and Bahrain accuse Qatar of supporting terrorism, which Qatar denies.

UAE social media users 'showing sympathy' for Qatar could face jail time

The incident triggered a diplomatic row between Qatar and its neighbours. "There can not ever be a military solution to this problem". The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain cut diplomatic relations with Qatar on Monday and gave its citizens 14 days to leave, accusing Doha of supporting extremism.

Trump is willing to testify under oath on Comey

Asked if he would make that denial under oath, he said: "100 percent". "I'm not going to say, "I want you to pledge allegiance". Here is my quick synopsis of the week that was in regards to stories that Russians were trying to influence or alter the 2016 election, whether or not President Trump's campaign or administration were in cahoots with them , or if President Trump obstructed justice in his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey .

Qatar blames current crisis on fake news inserted by hackers

The escalating crisis in the Persian Gulf erupted Monday, when Saudi Arabia , the UAE , Egypt and Bahrain cut ties to Qatar, accusing the country of tolerating or even encouraging support for extremist groups, including al-Qaida's Syria branch.

After shock result May pushes Brexit hand

Jeremy Corbyn , the Labour Party leader has the vote of several British artists, which is not surprising. A so-called progressive alliance between Labour , Scottish National Party , Liberal Democrats , Plaid Cymru and Greens would have 313 seats.

Are there Trump tapes? Congress is asking, and it may issue subpoenas

Comey also said under oath that the president asked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's loyalty in private meetings, an effort that Comey understood to be an attempt to make him indebted to Trump despite the need for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to remain independent of the White House.

Trump says Comey not telling truth, willing to respond under oath

The committee also sent a letter to White House Counsel Don McGahn asking that he inform the committee whether the White House has ever had any recordings or memos of Comey's conversations with Trump . And Comey admitted he asked a friend to leak those notes to a reporter, betting - correctly - that the details would prompt the appointment of a special prosecutor.

Legal experts: President hurting travel ban effort

Trump tweeted about the travel restrictions again on Monday, saying he's calling it "what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN". The directive was stalled in federal courts, with judges ruling that it was a discriminatory travel ban. George Conway recently withdrew himself from consideration for the head of the Justice Department's civil division, citing family concerns. Law professor Josh Blackman called Trump "the worst client" for the Justice Department's solicitor general.

May Struggles to Hang On as Election Plunges Britain Into Political Chaos

And the party has a duty to fulfil this commitment to the 42% of the electorate who voted for the Conservatives and certainty. Polls were showing a big lead for her Conservative Party and she looked set for a comfortable victory. "If neither of the parties receives the necessary 326 seats, then the need to form a coalition cabinet will arise", Slutsky concluded. What happens if no party is able to form a government? "She has to go and ask for things now and they can say "well we'll ...

United States urges Saudi allies to ease Qatar blockade

On Monday, weeks after President Donald Trump's orb-embracing visit to the region, Gulf states led by Saudi Arabia suddenly broke diplomatic ties with Qatar. He said his talks with Saudi Arabia and other nations during his first foreign trip were "already paying off" after leaders said they would take a "hard line on funding extremism".

Qatar rejects 'baseless' terrorism designations by four Arab states

On Monday, Bahrain , Egypt , Saudi Arabia, the UAE severed diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar accusing it of supporting Islamist militants and their arch-foe Iran , charges Qatar says are baseless. "No one has the right to intervene in our foreign policy", said Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani. (Qatar notably plays host to CENTCOM, the U.S.

Trump breaks silence, calls Comey a 'leaker'

Meanwhile, lawmakers are asking the White House to turn over any taped conversations between Trump and Comey . Asked yesterday which version she would believe, Republican US Senator Susan Collins said it was possible Mr Comey misremembered or misinterpreted some of their exchanges.

Three more arrests in London terror probe

Eight people were killed and 50 injured after three Islamist militants drove into pedestrians on London Bridge late on Saturday, then attacked revellers in nearby bars and restaurants with knives. But a judge ordered his computer be returned to him before it could be fully examined on the grounds there was insufficient evidence of any link to terrorism and Zoghba was released without charge.

Defiance And Fear as East London District Becomes Focus of Terror Investigation

He said Zaghba was always tracked by Italian intelligence officers while in the country and that United Kingdom authorities were informed. British police today named the third of the jihadis who killed seven people in a knife and van attack in London , and an Italian newspaper said he had been flagged to Britain as a possible militant by Italian authorities.

President Trump Says He's 100% Willing to Testify Under Oath

President Trump has reacted to fired FBI Director James Comey's dramatic testimony . Comey was speaking publicly for the first time since his firing on May 9 by Trump . "It doesn't make sense". During his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, Comey testified that Trump asked him for his loyalty and asked him to end the Flynn probe.

Trump says Comey testimony showed 'no obstruction'

Democrats, including Connecticut's congressional delegation, said Comey's written testimony showed that the president had acted improperly and raised questions about Trump's firing of Comey. At a July 2016 news conference, Trump addressed an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Clinton's use of a private email system when she was secretary of state and emails that had possibly been deleted by saying: "I will tell you this , Russian Federation: if you're listening, I hope you're able ...

May's United Kingdom early election gamble backfires as Tories lose majority

May called the early election in hopes of getting an increased majority that could have strengthened her hand in Britain's exit talks with the European Union , with negotiations beginning in 10 days, but she saw her majority evaporate completely.

Minister Flanagan - 'DUP Comments Suggest They'll Seek Soft Brexit'

The opposition Labour Party , led by Jeremy Corbyn , has 261 seats, the Scottish National Party has 35, and the Liberal Democrats 12. The Czech prime minister said Friday that Britain should not be granted any extension on the two-year deadline for the Brexit talks.

Support for Qatar Could Land You in Jail, UAE Warns Residents

The crisis has implications for the U.S.; Qatar hosts almost 11,000 American military personnel at an air base. "Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!" "The President underscored that a united Gulf Cooperation Council is critical to defeating terrorism and promoting regional stability", according to a readout of the conversation released by the White House.

Trump slams Qatar while Tillerson calls for ease on blockade

Six of the organizations are already considered militant groups in Bahrain , a Sunni-ruled, predominantly Shiite island home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet and an under-construction British naval base. Saudi Arabia and the other nations cited Qatar's relations with Iran, as well as what they say is Qatar's support for extremist groups such as Hamas, al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood .

Cramer: Theresa May 'may or may not be prime minister'

However combined with Northern Ireland's DUP 10 seats, it brings the Conservatives over the top to form a government . Please enter your email . Assuming the numbers hold up, the Conservatives have two options: Assemble a coalition to gain a majority, or govern as a minority and risk their legislation getting voted down.

UK police arrest man in London Bridge attack investigation

Nearly 50 were wounded. The Renault van used to stage the attack was hired just before the attack, police said . Early accounts suggest Thomas was thrown into the river. Reports have given his name as Moroccan-born Italian Youssef Zaghba . Butt did not fall into that category when they last investigated him. Rowley said the security services had stopped 18 plots since 2013, including five since the Westminster attack two months ago.

Qatar Says in Talks with Iran to Provide Food Supplies

Asked if Qatar could say anything to reassure its Gulf opponents, Ghobas replied: "It is true it will be hard in the long run if they agree to sign another document and then decide to drag it out for many months or years and to continue to fund extremist groups".

Keane: We're going into battle on Sunday

We want players putting their bodies on the line which lads have done before. The important thing is that his recovery is going really well, but it's nice to see him. "My mindset, with any group of players I'm working with, is we're going into battle on Sunday - let's be ready for it". The 28-year-old West Brom midfielder has emerged as a genuine force during the Group D campaign with his two goals in Moldova and his victor over the Austrians at the Ernst Happel Stadium in November ...

Trump on healthcare, infrastructure: 'The Democrats are really in our way'

At the Rivertowne Marina , Trump was joined by several Cabinet secretaries as well as two NY real estate moguls, Richard LeFrak and Steven Roth, whom Trump had previously named to lead an infrastructure council to monitor progress. "Your guess is as good as mine", she said. And while a section of the speech did outline the infrastructure package he wants to sign into law and the improvements it would usher in from coast to coast, Trump did not exactly court the Democratic support he ...

Golden State Warriors on the brink of history

James bent Golden State's defense to his will while Irving sliced through it. You can hardly second-guess him given the effort he got, but Lue is still looking for some kind of production from his bench, which scored a grand total of 11 points.

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