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Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies on Russia probe, Comey firing

Asked about media reports that he had met with Kislyak on a third occasion at a Washington hotel past year, Sessions testified that did not remember meeting or having a conversation with the ambassador at the event. I believe it was the next day that he said something, expressed concern, about being left alone with the president. "At all times throughout the course of the campaign, the confirmation process, and since becoming Attorney General, I have dedicated myself to the highest ...

Emmanuel Macron's party set for big French election win

The radical-left France Insoumise ( France Unbowed) party of Jean-Luc Melenchon, who finished fourth in the presidential race, also fell short of expectations. " France is back", Prime Minister Edouard Philippe told French TV. Like other senior politicians from established parties not connected with Macron's meteoric rise to power, Baroin also bemoaned the low turnout, which at around 49 percent was the lowest first round showing since the Fifth Republic was born in 1958.

Video Footage of Tiger Woods' DUI Arrest Now Available

Woods, who recently had his fourth back surgery , is also heard telling the officers he has screws in his knee when they asked if he had anything that would poke them during a search. The police said Woods' was asleep at the wheel of the auto and after about 20 minutes and the arrival of additional police personal an officer helped Woods out of his vehicle.

Walters keeps Republic of Ireland's World Cup hopes on track against Austria

It's a player against a player in the air and I beat him in the air. "I've seen the replay and the second goal should count". The 33-year-old said: "They've got a hard enough job but, yes, it's one of those games where he seemed to give a lot against us".

North Korea releases jailed American college student

Ex-basketball player Dennis Rodman, who befriended North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , has visited Pyongyang for the first time in Donald Trump's presidency. There is an internet urban legend that North Korea is a pothead paradise and maybe even the next Amsterdam of pot tourism. He was sentenced in March after a televised tearful public confession to trying to steal a propaganda banner.

DUP leaders arrive at Downing Street for talks with Theresa May

However frustrating this waiting period might be for Barnier, he should be prepared for it to last a little longer. That would mean tariffs on goods exported from Britain to the EU, Britain's largest trading partner. At the same time, there are differences between what the DUP wants and what May wants. He also said the government would still "walk away" with no deal if talks broke down on ending Britain's four-decade membership of the bloc.

Swanston St driver 'known to police'

The incident comes after a Dimitirious "Jimmy" Gargasoulas allegedly mowed down pedestrians on Bourke Street, killing six people . The 34-year-old was taken to hospital for an assessment but has not been charged. "The driver then drove to the basement level vehicle park of a gaming venue in Southbank and crashed into the foyer". It's understood the man fled his auto, running onto the gaming floor where he was apprehended by police.

Susan Collins To Trump: Release The Tapes

He did say, under oath, that you told him to let the Flynn - you said you hoped the Flynn investigation he could let -PRESIDENT TRUMP: I didn't say that . "I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible ". Risch said: "He didn't direct you to drop the case", to which Comey replied, "Not in those words [but] I took it as a direction".

Norway proposes ban on full-face veils in schools

The ban will apply to the nikab or burqa worn by some Muslim women and to anyone wearing masks or winter gear known as finlandshetter . Over the next few months, the authorities will hold consultations with the stakeholders. Earlier this year a Muslim group, the Islamic Council of Norway, sparked controversy after hiring a communications officer who wore the niqab. Per Sandberg, Norway's acting minister in charge of immigration and integration, said that the government views clothing ...

Natural disaster hits Turkey and Greece

Extensive damage was reported at a village on Lesbos , which was at the forefront of a migration crisis two years ago when hundreds of thousands of war refugees landed there seeking a gateway into Europe. An quake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 badly damaged scores of homes on the eastern Greek island of Lesbos Monday, killing one woman and injuring several people.

Nurse Killed in London Bridge Terror Attack 'Ran Towards Danger'

Sara Zelenak is believed to be the second Australian killed in the London attack. The victim has not yet been named but French newspapers reported that he was from St Malo, Brittany, and worked in a bar in the London Bridge area. Joaquin Echeverria wrote on Facebook that the 39-year-old had been seen "defending someone with his skateboard", adding: "We keep looking for Ignacio, disappeared in the London attacks".

North Korea releases US student, Tillerson says

Tillerson says the State Department continues discussing three other detained Americans with North Korea. Such direct consultations between the two governments are rare. The harm done to an innocent student is the result of North Korea's odious practice of seizing Americans to use as political pawns. After a short trial on 16 March, Mr Warmbier was given a 15-year prison sentence for crimes against the state.

Senators condemn NK treatment of US student

Richardson, a former Democratic congressman, UN Ambassador, US energy secretary and ex-governor of New Mexico, welcomed Warmbier's release but said: "we are deeply concerned regarding his health ". A senior State Department official told CNN that the USA has not yet accepted the North Korean version of events in terms of the timing and cause of how Warmbier went into a coma.

Sessions Says Suggestion He Colluded With Russia is "Appalling and Detestable Lie"

That was the context in which I was asked the question and in that context it was a fair and accurate response to the charge as I understood it. As their exchange continued, Wyden asked about Comey's testimony, in which he said that there were problematic issues with Sessions' recusal from the Russian Federation investigation.

Paris crowd pays tribute to Manchester, London victims

The match will see the Video Assistant Referee trialled for the first time in an England game as Federation Internationale de Football Association looks to ascertain if it can be used in next year's World Cup. Nathaniel Clyne and Jamie Vardy are unavailable for selection after they withdrew from the squad ahead of the match against Scotland. France twice fell foul of the VAR in a 2-0 friendly loss to Spain in March and they were fuming at the decision to dismiss Real Madrid defender ...

North Korea releases detained U.S. student 'in coma'

Otto Warmbier was released from a North Korean prison on Tuesday and is now being transported back to the United States , according to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson . Swedish diplomats, who represent USA interests in North Korea because the United States has no diplomatic relations with the country, were denied access to him.

Sessions says he responded to Comey's concerns about Trump, contradicting Comey testimony

Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of OR aggressively asked Sessions about suggestions arising from Comey's testimony last week that there was something "problematic" about his recusal. Rosenstein said that if he fired Mueller, he would be required to explain it in writing. Trump has suggested there might be tapes of his encounters with Comey; Comey said last week that "lordy" he hopes there are.

Sessions denies 'scurrilous' Russian Federation claims

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is a star player in two key controversies about the Trump administration: the investigation into Donald Trump campaign's connections with Russian Federation and whether the president improperly interfered in an FBI investigation.

Five facts about Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Sessions also argued that his recusal from the Russian Federation investigation did not mean that he should be barred from his oversight duties over the FBI, following claims by Democrats that he should have not played a role in Comey's firing.

Paris attacker shot by police as tourist area locked down

One officer was hurt, according to one source. "We've gone from very sophisticated terrorism; now we are at a point where we have this basic terrorism using any basic tools they can find", Mr Collomb said in comments translated from French.

In Senate hearing, Jeff Sessions denies 'false and scurrilous allegations'

Attorney General Jeff Sessions heatedly denied on Tuesday having an undisclosed meeting with Russia's ambassador to the US or conversations with any Russian officials about the USA election that sent Donald Trump to the White House.

US College Student Otto Warmbier Has Been Released From North Korea

They landed in Sapporo with Warmbier on Tuesday night local time, before continuing on to Cincinnati , the newspaper reported. His release came after Joseph Yun , the State Department's special envoy on North Korea , travelled to Pyongyang and demanded his freedom on "humanitarian grounds" after a flurry of secret diplomatic contacts, USA officials said .

Myanmar military plane missing; search ongoing

Teams also found a tire believed to be from the missing airplane and two life jackets, the initial statement said. Myanmar's Y-8-200 F army plane is a Chinese-built military air carrier that was en route to Yangon from the coastal town of Myeik at the time when it went missing.

North Korea releases jailed U.S. student

Fred Warmbier tells NPR's Emily Kopp that he's been told his son has been in a coma since sometime after his sentencing in March of 2016. At the moment, we're just treating this like he's been in an accident. "The Department of State continues to have discussions with the DPRK regarding three other US citizens reported detained", the statement said. A former Virginia resident, Kim Dong-chul, was arrested shortly after Warmbier, on accusations of espionage, and has been held since.

North Korea releases US citizen Otto Warmbier, Tillerson says

The news came during the first day of a visit to North Korea by former National Basketball Association star Dennis Rodman , but the statement did not include any reference to the celebrity's trip. The US Department of State warns Americans not to travel to North Korea. The official referred to them as "hostages". North Korea accuses Washington and South Korea of sending spies to overthrow its government.

Duterte says he didn't seek US support to end Marawi siege

The ultra-radical group's news agency, Amaq , said the military in the largely Christian Philippines had "completely failed" to take back Muslim-majority Marawi . "There are many whites there", he said , using "white" to refer to Middle Eastern Muslims. But soldiers have killed more than 80 of the sharpshooters, "so it means they are already weakened", he said.

Comey's dad says son 'laughs' over subject of leaking

Trump's admission comes a day after Comey testified publicly under oath in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee about a series of memos he'd released about his private interactions and conversations with the president . The Senate Judiciary Committee asked the White House last month about such tapes . "I took it as a very disturbing thing, very concerning, but that's a conclusion I'm sure the special counsel will work towards to try and understand what the intention was there, ...

Gallup: Trump's Approval Rating Slips to 37 Percent

Newport noted Trump's controversial decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement and the testimony of fired FBI Director James Comey, but said it was hard to tie his low ratings to the two events. Another way to show the real estate billionaire that he should soon step down from office for perceived obstruction of justice is to stick slogans on Trump's Walk of Star marker.

Senate GOP, Dems agree on new sanctions on Russian Federation

The Bill on Iran is due to come up for a vote as soon as this week. John McCain and Lindsey Graham . Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters yesterday that Russian Federation took a negative view of the wider sanctions against his country.

Trump accuses Comey of perjury, won't answer about tapes

And in a February 14 Oval Office meeting, Comey says that Trump asked him to find a way to end an investigation into Flynn, who had been fired the day before for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with Russia's ambassador.

Rosenstein Says He Won't Fire Special Counsel Unless There's Good Cause

President Donald Trump's friend, Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy texted ABC's " Good Morning America " co-anchor George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday with a stern warning to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer . "This is something that I think was a rumor that came out last night", Ryan added . It's unclear whether the president could override those rules and order Rosenstein to fire Mueller.

Conservatives Lose Majority In UK Snap Election

But what does it say about May's leadership style and, indeed, the calibre of her cabinet colleagues for putting up with it? With more than two-thirds of the seats counted, the results appeared to be generally bearing out an exit poll that predicted the Conservatives would get 314 of the 650 seats in Parliament, down from 330, while the Labour Party was projected to win 266, up from 229.

'I'll 100pc testify on Comey claims'

But we want to get back to running our great country", Trump said. But Trump said - stay tuned. Legal experts questioned whether Mr Trump's private encounters with Comey could be considered privileged. When I hear the Flynn comments, you know my father a long time , when he tells you to do something, guess what, there is no ambiguity in it. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and several committee members of each party also wrote a letter to Richman, ...

North Korea releases U.S. citizen Otto Warmbier

Tillerson said that the State Department is continuing "to have discussions" with North Korea about the release of other three American citizens who are jailed there. Tillerson says that Warmbier is on his way back to the U.S.to be re-united with his family. The sponsorship details were not known but PotCoin said in a press statement that Rodman would provide more information about his trip upon returning to the United States.

[OP-ED]: In his dealings with Trump, Comey was no hero

And I wonder if perhaps that made the president think that whenever there's some sensitive conversation to be had with the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, that it should be one-on-one, because he had two subsequent one-on-one meetings, as well as other phone calls, with the Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

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