Donald Trump Says He "Can't Talk About" Tapes Of Comey Conversations

Your afternoon shot of politics, sent straight from the desk of Joshua Miller. "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Trump said in a string of Twitter posts on Friday.

Mazzarri demanding no let up from Watford players against champions Chelsea

The Spaniard provided the cross for Michy Batshuayi to fire home the victor and secure Chelsea the title in the 1-0 win over West Brom at The Hawthorns on Friday night. Watford were dealt another defensive injury blow by the loss of Christian Kabasele to a hamstring problem during the first half at Goodison Park on Friday.

China invests $124bn in Belt and Road global trade project

During the address, Xi pledged to pump in an additional United States dollars 124 billion for projects that are part of the initiative. "With the initiative expected to generate vast investments in infrastructure, let us seize the moment to help countries make the transition to clean-energy, low-carbon pathways - instead of locking in unsustainable practices for decades to come", he said, praising Chinese leadership on climate change.

Belt & Road Initiative 'project of century' to benefit people worldwide: Chinese President

The delegation was part of a 10-point list of understanding announced on Friday in which China promised to help narrow its trade surplus by increasing imports from the U.S. "It is also about adding new economic flavours by creating infrastructure projects that are based on 21st-century expertise and governance standards".

Former cabinet minister Kapil Mishra on hunger strike, attacked by AAP member

After Mishra was sacked from Delhi Cabinet, he has waged an open war against the AAP and Kejriwal. They were bundled into a bus and taken away even as they were shouting "inquilab zindabad" and carrying banners saying "Kapil Mishra jis thali mein khata hai, usi main chhed karta hai".

South Korean military: North Korea launches projectile

Choe was returning from Oslo, the capital of Norway, with a North Korean delegation after holding talks with former USA officials there, the first such dialogue since the start of the Trump administration. Mr Moon called the launch a "grave challenge" to the peace and security of the Korean Peninsula and the worldwide community. "Despite strong warning from the worldwide community, North Korea launched a ballistic missile again", Abe said.

India skips China's Silk Road summit, warns of "unsustainable" debt

India skipped the meeting due to its sovereignty concerns over the United States dollars 50 billion CPEC, which goes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). To provide more funding for Belt and Road cooperation, China will also encourage financial institutions to conduct overseas RMB fund business with an estimated amount of about 300 billion yuan, Xi said.

UP school allegedly instructs students to sport 'Yogi haircut'

Students claimed that they were asked to get a haircut like Yogi Adityanath, although the secretary later clarified that all he meant by the reference to the newly appointed Chief Minister was that the students should have close-cropped hair .

North Korea Rolls Out Missiles, Says Ready For 'Nuclear War'

The missiles were among one element of a massive, militaristic parade to mark the 1912 birthday of the regime's founder, Kim Il Sung. And on the same day, a top North Korean official offered a warning to the USA, accusing President Trump of "creating a war situation".

NHL: Nashville has taken the first step to the Stanley Cup finals

Each team has overcome their own form of adversity to be one of the last teams standing. The Penguins are only the fourth team since the 2004-05 lockout-cancelled season to reach the conference final the year after they won the Stanley Cup .

Ex-congresswoman may spend rest of life in prison for fraud

Counts 2 through 8 are aiding and abetting mail fraud charges. While it's unclear exactly why the jury acquitted on some of those counts and convicted on others, they are expected to have weighed Brown's level of involvement in the solicitation for each specific instance, whether the donor believed the money would go exclusively for charitable purposes, and similar factors.

It's Spurs vs Dubs in West finals

Coach Gregg Popovich didn't provide many details about Leonard's injury on Thursday. "It stings. We've just got to figure out a way to get better and we will". "I feel like I was making some passes, and we just didn't knock down shots or whatever the case may be". "Generally, that has taken multiple superstars, but before any team does anything, they say it can't be done".

Trump warns ousted FBI chief against talking to media, threatens 'tapes'

And he said he feared the world would no longer take Trump at his word. Amid conflicting accounts of the Comey firing, Trump also suggested canceling White House news briefings and said it may be better to provide written responses to questions.

Ugandan court grants bail to jailed government critic

The magistrate granted Nyanzi bail so that she could avail her lawyers material concerning her medical history, which will enable them to adequately respond to the state's application to have her mental status ascertained. " Though Uganda continues to uphold freedom of expression as guaranteed by our constitution, the government shall apprehend and prosecute those involved in suspected criminal transgressions in all its forms ", he Opondo.

Russia's Defense ministry denies fighting of Syrian government and opposition units

Rebels fighting to topple Assad are enraged by Iran's role in the deal and blame the Tehran for fuelling the sectarian nature of Syria's conflict, now in its seventh year. Assad's government said Wednesday that it supported the Russian initiative and was committed to "not shelling" the cease-fire zones. The agreement, the latest endeavor to reduce violence in the conflict-ridden Arab country, calls for delineating zones where frontlines between the Syrian government forces and militants ...

Jakarta's Christian governor Ahok found guilty in Islam blasphemy trial

The conviction and imprisonment of Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known as "Ahok", will tarnish Indonesia's reputation for tolerance, Amnesty International said today. Massive street protests in the past six months against Ahok and Tuesday's verdict are among the signs of an increasing religious conservatism in Indonesia.

China Pledges $124 Billion For New Silk Road

Sharif said the Belt and Road "rejected the encirclement for any country". Proposed by Xi in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative is a grand plan to connect Asia with Europe and Africa along, and beyond, ancient trade routes by putting in place an unparalleled trade and infrastructure network.

Macron backs Paris' 2024 Olympic bid

They'll review the bid books and watch presentations that respond to questions that were sent to the bid in advance. And I think the exciting thing for the possibility of 2024 and 2028 whether it's us first and Paris second or vice versa is the possibility of a partnership between two cities that are creating an Olympics at the same time.

The 11 candidates Trump is considering for Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Mike Rogers and former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, according to two White House officials briefed on the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal planning. Trump says Comey had told him three times he was not under investigation in the Russian Federation probe. "Is he in the, in the - What do they say, is he in the woods?" she asked.

Manohar Parrikar will contest bypoll from Panaji: Goa BJP chief

He assured that the development works undertaken by Kuncalienker would be completed, but clarified that the entire state is his constituency and he would look after development in all constituencies.During the February 4 elections, Kuncalienker won the Panaji seat by over 1,000 votes and Parrikar claimed that wasn't a narrow margin.

United States regains access for beef exports to huge Chinese market

Mr Ross and his negotiators were not able to obtain a deadline for when China would issue approvals for eight kinds of American seeds that have been bio-engineered to produce hardier and more productive crops. China is turning more to natural gas as a way to reduce its dependence on coal and combat the country's extensive air pollution. A number of USA companies are seeking permits to build facilities to process liquefied gas, which would allow America to become a net exporter of gas, ...

BC Liberals win minority government

There are also absentee ballots yet to count, so the actual mix in the Legislature will not be known for a couple of weeks. That race is expected to go to a judicial recount. Weaver said he and Horgan agree on some key issues, such as electoral reform and a ban on corporate and union donations. The Liberal campaign focused on economic growth and job creation.

Uttar Pradesh: No school bags for students on Saturdays

Convening a meeting of education officials of UP and state of Haryana, Sharma said, if any girl student wishes to study in these government secondary schools, she will be given admission. For the UP government has decided to make Saturday a "Funday" by involving children in joyful activities. Principal Secretary (Secondary Education) has been directed by Dinesh Sharma to repave a proposal within a week and send it to him for approval.

'I was a little bit surprised' over backlash against Comey's firing

James Clapper, the director of national intelligence under former president Barack Obama, was asked on CNN whether he knew if Trump's White House was in fact secretly recording conversations. Trump said in an interview with NBC that the Russian Federation investigation factored into his decision to fire Comey. The changing rationales the White House offered added an element of chaos to the president's action.

Fallout over Comey firing continues after tumultuous week for the White House

Trump wrote on Twitter Friday morning. For a White House accustomed to bouts of chaos, Trump's handling of Comey's firing could have serious and long-lasting implications. Trump fired Comey on Tuesday, later saying that "he wasn't doing a good job". When the opposite occurred, Trump grew incensed - both at Democrats and his own communications staff for not quickly lining up more Republicans to defend him on television.

Nepalese vote in 1st local elections in 20 years

The voting in Nepal polls started from 7 in the mo ing and will end at 5 in the evening.The number of voters queuing outside polling stations has high expectation from the leader for solving their problems. At least one Nepali Congress Cadre also got killed in the poll violence. It was diffused without incident. The election will take place in two phases; the second round is scheduled for June 14 in provinces 1, 2, 5 and 7.

Trump denies he asked Comey for loyalty, threatens to cancel press briefings

Trump abruptly fired Comey on Tuesday and later said Comey was a "showboat" and "grandstander" who was not doing a good job, drawing a firestorm of criticism. "We have got to make sure that these tapes, if they exist, don't mysteriously disappear", he said. The changing rationales the White House offered added an element of chaos to the president's action.

Israel to Cut UN Funding Over UNESCO Vote on Jerusalem 'Occupation'

In anticipation of the resolution's adoption earlier in the day, Netanyahu declared: "We [Israel] do not believe in UNESCO. Grateful", the foreign minister tweeted. "More countries opposed this resolution than past year and fewer countries supported it", Netanyahu said. Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu slammed the declaration, saying it denies the Jews' historical connection with Jerusalem by presenting Israel as an occupying power there.

China hosts Silk Road summit in shadow of N.Korea missile

As India on Sunday skipped China's Belt and Road forum to oppose the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Islamabad and Beijing vowed to conclude the contentious economic route. "We are looking forward to the One Belt, One Road initiative in promoting a prosperous and peaceful community of nations", it added. "Both strive to create opportunities, global public goods and win-win cooperation".

U.S. says Trump 'can't imagine Russian Federation pleased' with North Korea missile

The missile traveled for about 30 minutes from Kusong, landing in the Sea of Japan. Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said the missile could be of a new type. The White House issued a statement late Saturday saying that North Korea has been "a flagrant menace for too long", and that the latest "provocation" should serve as a call for all nations to implement stronger sanctions against the North.

In testing missile, N. Korea challenges South's new leader

But, she said, more analysis is needed. "Let this latest provocation serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against North Korea", the White House said in a brief statement. "That's why we've been calling on China as a key player in this matter to increase the economic pressure on North Korea to make it change its behaviour".

French Socialists prepare to expel Manuel Valls

The first potential high-profile defector, Mr Manuel Valls, who was interior and prime minister under President Francois Hollande and lost in the Socialist Party's primary, said he would like to run for Parliament under Mr Macron's party, saying that "this Socialist Party is dead".

India Boycotts Mega China Summit Over 'Sovereignty Concerns'

The China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, which was set up to support OBOR projects, announced on Saturday seven new countries had signed up, including Chile and Greece, taking total members to 77. Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $124 billion on Sunday for his ambitious new Silk Road plan, saying everyone was welcome to join what he envisioned would be a path for peace and prosperity for the world.

India skips China's BRF summit ceremony

He said China will provide assistance worth 60 billion yuan (USD 8.7 billion) to developing nations and worldwide organizations participating in the Belt and Road initiative to launch more projects to improve people's well-being. The new financing that he promised on Sunday includes 100 billion yuan ($14.5 billion) for the Silk Road Fund and lending schemes worth 380 billion yuan.

Priyanka Chopra pens note on Nirbhaya gang-rape verdict

Locals in Medawar Kala, located on the border of Ballia and Ghazipur, 45 km from the district headquarters, say they had been praying for justice to their "daughter" since the diabolical attack of December 16, 2012 came to light. Nearly two weeks later, the victim died while getting treated in a Singapore hospital. The woman died of intestinal injuries two weeks later in a Singapore hospital, where she been taken for specialised treatment.