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Attorney General Sessions to Testify Before Senate Intelligence Committee

Sessions said he was "pleased to accept" the invitation to appear before members of the Senate Select Committee on Tuesday. The next day, Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation and said it would be overseen by his deputy attorney general, who last month appointed a special counsel to handle the probe.

DUP to support minority Tory government after 'confidence and supply' deal reached

The DUP said the "talks so far have been positive", adding: "Discussions will continue next week to work on the details and to reach agreement on arrangements for the new Parliament". "I didn't know who the DUP were, I had to Google them, as many people no doubt in this country would have had to Google them". The DUP was founded in the 1970s by the late firebrand preacher Ian Paisley, and in the 1980s was a key player in the "Save Ulster from Sodomy" campaign, which unsuccessfully fought ...

Trump speaks to press in wake of James Comey's senate testimony

He further complained about the congressional hearing, and asked Comey to publicly state what he had told Trump in private - that, as of that time, Trump was not personally under investigation. "WOW, Comey is a leaker!" Comey did lay out what happened, gave minimal interpretation but made it clear he was leaving the criminal legal part of it all to Special Counsel Mueller.

Trump suggests Iran shares some blame for extremist attacks

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates cut ties with Qatar this week and has blocked several of the country's media outlets. After Iranian security forces killed Abu Aisha along with a number of other group members in western Iran and dismantled their cell, five terrorists escaped from the country, the intelligence ministry's statement reads.

Julie Andrews won't appear in 'Mary Poppins Returns'

With her incredible charm and wonderful voice, Andrews immediately won fans over during her feature film debut and even won the Oscar for Best Actress for the performance. Entertainment Weekly reports that the director and producer John DeLuca approached Julie Andrews about Mary Poppins Returns at a Christmas party a few years ago, where he revealed that the movie was happening.

Senegal joins nations cutting ties with Qatar

Bahrain on Thursday declared it a crime, punishable by imprisonment of up to five years and a fine, to show "sympathy or favoritism" to Qatar or to object in any way to Bahrain's decision to break relations and impose economic and border restrictions on the neighboring Persian Gulf country.

Afghan soldier kills to US soldiers

This incident is under investigation. "A Mujahid (freedom fighter) infiltrator of the Islamic Emirate who had enrolled himself in the Kabul government's army attacked American soldiers in Lata Band area of Achin district in Nangarhar province today in the afternoon", said a written statement in Pashto obtained by CNN.

European Union ready for Brexit negotiations, says Merkel

With talks due to start in Brussels in ten days time, Mr Tusk said it was their "urgent task" to get on with the negotiations in "the best possible spirit". "We know when they must end". European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker also said he hoped there would be no further delay to the negotiations "we are desperately waiting for".

Trump offers help to diffuse Gulf crisis

Saudi Arabia accused Qatar of supporting terrorists and sectarian groups. In an interview with AFP, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani described as an attempt at "collective punishment" a decision by Saudi Arabia and its allies to cut ties with Qatar over alleged financing of extremist groups.

Two of the Three London Suspects Identified

Butt was a British citizen born in Pakistan and was already known to police and Britain's domestic spy agency MI5, London's police force said. "They believe two of the men are Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane , both from Barking, east London ".

London terrorists planned attack only five days earlier at the gym

In a statement, he thanked members of the public for their support. "I want to say sorry to the families that lost their loved ones". Commander Dean Haydon, head of the Metropolitan Police's counterterrorism unit, said early Saturday that authorities want to know more about the unusual knives.

Delhi Police SI's son held for rape

A 23-year-old youth, son of a Delhi sub-inspector, was arrested on Friday on the charges of raping a widow and her 15-year-old daughter for three weeks in Gurugram (formerly Gurgaon ). The accused started blackmailing the victim and warned that he would upload their videos on the internet if they raised any alarm. He even made an objectionable video.

May To Ask Permission To Form Government Despite Losses

With 649 of 650 seats declared, the Conservatives had won 318 seats and Labour 261. The DUP is projected to win 10 seats, while Conservatives have been tabbed to win 319 once all the votes are counted. "I would have thought that's enough to go, actually, and make way for a government that will be truly representative of all of the people of this country".

IIT JEE Advanced results 2017 to be declared tomorrow at jeeadv

Officials also declared that students will be given 11 bonus marks for three ambiguous questions that were asked in the paper. "Even in the JEE (Mains), the ranks were very different than what we expected", said Shreyas Shashishekhar, a student from Thakur Vidya Mandir Junior Science College, Kandivli.

Not kept in loop over formation of panel on farmers: Raote

These groups want loans taken by all 1.34 crore farmers in the state to be written off. Fadnavis has now responded to the farmers' outfits and immediately opened a channel for talks with them. "We are open for discussion with the government. Hence, I've decided not to attend today's meeting", Patil told reporters at Nashik. Fadnavis has already appointed a group of bureaucrats under Pune divisional commissioner Chandrakant Dalvi to study loan waivers in states like Uttar Pradesh, Telangana ...

US calls on Arab states to ease Qatar blockade as crisis deepens

It wasn't immediately clear how Trump's sharp condemnation might affect U.S. cooperation with Qatar, which hosts some 10,000 USA troops and a major United States air base that serves as a staging ground for operations in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Trump to Reporters: Comey Statements Under Oath Weren't True

Trump said . Trump denied that on Friday, saying: "I hardly know the man; I'm not going to ask him to pledge allegiance". "There's no doubt that I was sacked because of the Russia investigation", Comey told lawmakers, referring to the widening probe of Russian influence on last year's US presidential election.

Qatar, accused of supporting terrorism, hires ex-US attorney general

Only an hour later, Tillerson sat in the front row in the Rose Garden as Trump enthusiastically embraced the move by Saudi Arabia, Egypt and others to punish Qatar. "The blockade is hindering USA military action in the region and the campaign against ISIS", Tillerson said. Still, the Pentagon has been developing contingency plans in case there's any interruption, defense officials said.

Congressional Investigators Seek Tapes, Notes On Trump-Comey Conversations

McSally, who represents a closely divided district targeted by Democrats, expressed concerns that the House majority could be at risk partly because of "distractions" from Trump and his tweets . He told reporters they would be "very disappointed when you hear the answer". The importance of Trump's unwavering assertion that he would tell the special counsel the same thing under oath is important.

Jeremy Corbyn enjoys kickabout as politics takes a backseat

The British PM brought this upon herself.There was no need to call an election, and she did so at her own peril. The result would leave the party's hope of gaining validation for their Brexit strategy at the ballot in tatters . Despite early polls showing labour looking set for a wipe out, once the campaign was under way and highly energised, youthful rallies took place across the country in support of Labour's Manifesto - which contained clear polices to end austerity and shift power ...

Trump accuses Comey of lying, offers to talk to Special Counsel

The president replied "100 percent" when asked if he would deliver such testimony under oath to give his side of the story - just as Comey did on Thursday to the Senate panel. Trump's Twitter account had been quiet throughout Comey's testimony accusing the administration of spreading "lies". Flynn resigned as President Donald Trump's national security adviser Monday, Feb.

Donald Trump says James Comey lying, willing to testify under oath

Asked by a reporter if he had told Mr Comey to drop a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into former top aide Michael Flynn , Mr Trump said , "I didn't say that". TRUMP: Oh, you're gonna be very disappointed when you hear the answer, don't worry. Comey said he did not know if there are tapes of his conversations with Trump but said if so they should be made public.

Trump accuses ex-FBI chief James Comey of lying

In Senate testimony , Comey said he wrote records of his conversations with Trump "immediately" after they took place - something he did not do with Trump's predecessor President Barack Obama - because he was concerned Trump might "lie".

Pentagon: 3 US soldiers killed, 1 wounded in Afghanistan

What is particularly worrying about this attack is that it occurred in the eastern Afghanistan province of Achin , a stronghold of ISIS forces in Afghanistan. "This incident is under investigation", the statement added. The three previous United States soldiers' deaths in Achin make up the entirety of USA combat fatalities in Afghanistan in 2017.

Bahrain Welcomes Trump's Statements on Qatar

Ashcroft was USA attorney general under President George W. Bush from February 2001 to February 2005, turbulent years in which US policies and laws were reshaped by the so-called war on terrorism that followed the 2001 al Qaeda attacks.Ashcroft's firm includes an array of former senior government officials including Sullivan, a former US attorney in MA appointed by Bush to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

Trump says '100 percent' ready to testify under oath

This request appears to be in response to a tweet Trump sent in which he warned Comey that he should hope there are no " tapes " of their conversations. "And some of the things that he said just weren't true", he added. The House intelligence committee sent a letter on Friday asking White House counsel Don McGahn whether any tape recordings or memos of Mr Comey's conversations with the president exist now or had existed in the past.

Trump calls Comey a liar

House and Senate investigators have now fired off requests for both Mr Comey's memos and any recordings the White House kept of his private meetings with President Trump. North Korea, big problem. Kasowitz also asserted that Trump never directed Comey "in form or substance" to stop the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign's contacts with Russian officials, and he said Comey's testimony confirmed that Trump "was not under investigation as part of any probe into Russian ...

For Donald Trump, the 'cloud' just grew that much darker

Days after he fired Mr Comey on 9 May, Mr Trump tweeted: " James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" During nearly three hours of statements Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey described himself as "stunned" by Trump's "very disturbing" and "very concerning" behavior in several of their meetings.

House panel demands Trump release Comey 'tapes'

Several reporters shouted follow-up questions on the existence of the tapes after Trump's non-answer. But early on Friday morning, the president struck back. Trump also denied asking Comey for a pledge of loyalty during one of a string of private meetings. "That's one of the reasons I want people to make sure we have a very, very strong force [among North Atlantic Treaty Organisation nations]".

Krauthammer: Comey's testimony was 'Trump-ian'

It's safe to say that it's not just Democrats, but the general public who would be eager to see the president appear before a committee and lay out his version of his meetings with Comey. Mr Trump wrote at 6.10am. Obstruction of justice is a potentially impeachable offense . No plausible case. We must distinguish crimes from "political sins".

Iran blames Trump for new Mid-East muddle

The route is now closed after Qatar's diplomatic isolation by Saudi Arabia-led allies. The potential for a coup makes it unlikely the Qatari emir would travel so far from home, especially as its adversaries hint that regime change would be welcome.

DC officer critically injured when pickup truck strikes 2 officers, city worker

Witnesses on social media reported dozens of police cars rushing to the scene. Both the driver and another person in the vehicle were arrested. "We do not have a motive at this point", Newsham told reporters Thursday night. "The officers... were yelling at the truck 'stop!' and the truck wasn't slowing down". Weapon recovered in pickup truck . "I checked his pulse to make sure he was still breathing".

Trump Changes Stance On Qatar

President Trump again singled out Qatar as a financer of extremists at a White House press conference with the president of Romania. He said that while he was meeting with Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia last month and calling for them to unify against extremism, they had "pointed" at Qatar as a terrorism funder.

Erdogan Ratifies Deployment of Turkish Troops to Qatar

While Qatar has historically supported the Muslim Brotherhood , the Gulf monarchies have banned it and attempted to crush its influence. As well as closing all transport links with Qatar, Saudi Arabia , the UAE and Bahrain also gave Qatari visitors and residents two weeks to leave.

Iran rejects Trump's comments on Tehran attacks

They entered Iran previous year under the command of Abu Aisha al-Kurdi, a ringleader of the ISIS terrorist group to carry out terror attacks in Iran's religious cities, according to the ministry. The Sunni extremist group is at war with Iranian-backed forces in Syria and Iraq, and views Iran's Shiite majority as apostates deserving of death.

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