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Clapper: 'I don't know if there was collusion' between Trump and Russian Federation

In his letter firing Comey on Tuesday , Trump wrote , "While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau".

United Kingdom interior minister says health system has recovered from cyberattack

The attack held hospitals and other entities hostage by freezing their computers , encrypting their data and demanding money through online bitcoin payment - $300 at first, rising to $600 before it destroys files hours later. The patches won't do any good for machines that have already been hit. "The numbers are going up, I am anxious about how the numbers will continue to grow when people go to work and turn [on] their machines on Monday morning".

Turkey brands USA supplying arms to Syrian Kurds 'unacceptable'

SDF spokesman Talal Silo attributed the Tabqa victory to "the sacrifices of the SDF's heroes" and "the full, unlimited support of the US-led global coalition", Reuters reported . "The secretary reiterated US commitment to protecting our North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally", she said in a statement after the talks. Turkey is deeply opposed to the arms agreement and has called for its reversal.

Bilkis Bano gangrape case: Bombay HC upholds conviction of 11 convicts

Hailing the verdict upholding life sentences handed to 11 convicts, gang-rape survivor Bilkis Bano said she and her family can now begin their lives without fear. Bilkis Bano was gangraped and offenders killed her seven family members during a religious riot which had broken out in Gujarat in 2002. From the clinching evidence placed before us we are convinced that all these accused persons in a mob on account of the Godhra incident were moving in search of Muslims.

Navy SEAL killed in action in Somalia was from Maine

The SEAL is the first American servicemember killed in action in Somalia in decades, said Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, likely since the notorious 1993 Battle of Mogadishu - known as the "Black Hawk Down" incident - during which 18 USA military members were killed.

Indian court upholds death sentence for 4 rape convicts

One of the accused Ram Singh allegedly committed suicide in Tihar jail while a juvenile was sentenced to three years punishment in a reform home, and released in 2015. for the devilish manner in which they played with her dignity and identity is humanly inconceivable". Nirbhaya , a 23-year-old medical student, and her friend boarded a private bus in New Delhi on December 16, 2012.

House Intel Dem: If Trump Recorded Talks With Comey, 'Congress Should Subpoena'

Trump fired Comey on Tuesday, at first saying he accepted recommendations from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, that he be ousted because of the role he played a year ago in the investigation into Trump's presidential election challenger, Democrat Hillary Clinton, and the way she handled national security material on her private email server.

France swears in new leader Emmanuel Macron

France's new president has made his first visit after his inauguration to a military hospital in the Paris suburb of Clamart. The 39-year-old benefited from the electorate's desire for fresh faces and solutions, as the first president in the modern era to be elected without the support of France's two main parties.

N. Korea launch may be new type missile

The US military's Pacific Command said it was assessing the type of missile that was sacked on Sunday but it was "not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile" and the threat assessment has not changed. "And so what we're going to do is continue to tighten the screws", she said. "It is definitely concerning". It represented a more significant threat because of the difficulty of tracking a mobile launcher and because of the ability to keep the missile fuelled, unlike liquid fuel ...

North Korea Fires Missile Days After New South Korea Leader Pledges Dialogue

Data on the launch was still being analyzed by the South to determine the type of missile. "The United States maintains our ironclad commitment to stand with our allies in the face of the serious threat posed by North Korea", the statement said.

UK Conservatives have 15 point lead over Labour: Opinium poll

And for the prime minister, the long-time Labour rebel and anti-war campaigner turned party leader is a gift that keeps on giving. The Opposition leader said he had spoken to Mr Watson on Saturday morning to coordinate the party's response to the NHS cyber attack and insisted the pair are working "flat out to get Labour MPs elected".

U.S. believes North Korea launched KN-17 missile

The liquid fueled single-stage KN-17 may be meant to be an anti-ship missile. Japan said the missile flew for 30 minutes before dropping into the sea between North Korea's east coast and Japan. Security Council resolutions to stop further missile and nuclear tests. Observers said this is a sign that the United States is urging Russia to do more to restrain Pyongyang, especially after Russian President Vladimir Putin promised Mr Moon in a phone call last Friday that Russia would play a ...

Australia's Fairfax Media receives revised $2 billion offer from TPG-led group

Sources said that Fairfax's board had not nominated a price it considered acceptable for the whole company, but insiders suggest a bid of A$1.20 a share was not far from the mark. Fairfax had announced the job cuts to save the company $30 million. The revised takeover bid will be subject to a due diligence, shareholder approval at a Fairfax scheme meeting, and regulatory approvals, including from the Australian Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) and New Zealand Overseas Investment Office ...

Barrington man facing charges in Penn State pledge brother's death

He had severe head trauma and a shattered spleen and later died of traumatic brain injury. Barron describes the grand jury report on the incident surrounding the death of Piazza as sickening. Since Piazza's death on February 4, more than 20 students have been charged. The party continued for at least another few hours while Piazza struggled, falling down stairs repeatedly, while no one called for help, the report said.

India boycotts China's OBOR summit, says it must respect territorial integrity

Li also said China had to consider the risks of trying to integrate the development strategies of the disparate countries along the routes. Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday said the Belt and Road Initiative should be an open one that will achieve both economic growth and balanced development.

100 days in, Trump says he's brought about 'profound change'

Asserting that the United States was "going up" and that too at a fast pace, he said American companies were doing better. Republicans have united on a bright spot, however: Trump's appointment of the conservative judge Neil Gorsuch as the newest justice of the Supreme Court.

Global cyber attack affects 200000 victims - Europol chief

Security firm Digital Shadows said on Sunday that transactions totalling $32,000 had taken place through Bitcoin addresses used by the ransomware. Symantec said the majority of organisations affected were in Europe. The effects were felt across the globe, with Russia's Interior Ministry and companies including Spain's Telefonica, FedEx Corp.in the US and French carmaker Renault all reporting disruptions.

Australia receptive to China's One Belt, One Road, but national interest first

He said his government will provide aid worth 60 billion yuan ($8.7 billion) to developing countries and global organizations. In addition, Xi said China would encourage financial institutions to expand their overseas yuan fund businesses to the tune of 300 billion yuan.

France's Macron arrives at presidential inauguration ceremony

Speaking at a ceremony at the Elysee palace, the 39-year-old told an audience of 300 people that he would do everything necessary to fight terrorism and authoritarianism, and to resolve the world's migration crisis. But Macron appeared determined to create an impression of personal modesty. Macron himself wore a dark suit from French brand Jonas and Cie, a tailor based in Paris .

India skips Belt and Road Summit; Pakistan, China firm on CPEC

India treats the entire Jammu and Kashmir as its integral part. No country can accept a project that ignores its core concerns on sovereignty and territorial integrity. "This is indeed a gathering of great minds", Mr Xi said, addressing leaders from Russian president Vladimir Putin to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte.

Questioned by Heinrich, McCabe defends Comey

Charles E. Grassley, (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Wednesday he did not think McCabe should run the Federal Bureau of Investigation even for the short term because of his wife's involvement in Democratic politics in Virginia.

USA government 'under assault' by Trump after Comey firing

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein conducted the interviews. Republican US senator from Texas John Cornyn, who is the India Caucus co-founder and co-chair, is among the frontrunners reportedly being considered by the Donald Trump administration to head the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Olympics: Macron likely to meet IOC commission on Tuesday

The evaluation commission will regroup at the IOC's Lausanne, Switzerland headquarters later this month to complete their final assessment of the 2024 candidates and is scheduled to release a final report on the bids July 5. Trump's executive order to temporarily ban travel from six Muslim-majority countries, which is now being reviewed in the courts, could prove problematic with the diverse membership of the International Olympic Committee when they vote later this year.

Despite Hubbub Over Michael Flynn, Clapper Says No Collusion with Russian Federation

Flynn was possibly compromised", Yates said . But McGahn had an odd response . MONTANARO: You know, we knew some of this from previous reporting, but Yates, a former veteran Justice Department official, went on the record yesterday under oath and out loud.

Macron sworn in as new president of France, promises unity

Mr Kohler, a 44-year old graduate of France's elite ENA administrative school, was Mr Macron's chief of staff when the incoming president was economy minister and has worked for the Treasury. Brigitte Macron, like her husband, was brought up in Amiens, where her family owned a chocolate-making business. He has pledged to push for increased integration of countries that use the euro currency, a step that would mean rich nations like Germany would have to pay more to support poorer ones like ...

Protesters spell out 'Resist!' at Trump golf course near LA

The flash mob was organized by Indivisible San Pedro , one of more than 6,000 Indivisible groups that have formed to resist Trump and his agenda since the election. According to the Los Angeles Times, the group of demonstrators that showed up Saturday included retirees and children as young as 1 years old. Golf course officials and sheriff's deputies, who appeared to have been called out to the scene, watched from a balcony of the clubhouse, but didn't intervene, Warren said.

China's Xi pledges $14.5 billion for 'Belt and Road' globalization initiative

China and Russian Federation already are partners, along with Central Asian governments, in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a security group widely seen as an effort to counter US influence in the region. Playing down differences over the project among different provinces in his country, Sharif said, "the CPEC is owned and nurtured by all citizens of Pakistan".

N.Korea missile test posed no threat to Russia -Russian defmin

A previous test at the same site in February sent a missile 500 kilometres, far less than Sunday's launch. As Chinese President Xi Jinping prepared to inaugurate the Belt and Road Forum, Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile from a base in the country's northwest, near the border with China.

Emmanuel Macron's been inaugurated as France's youngest president

Unpopular Hollande was the first to bow to the rebellious mood in December as he became the first sitting president not to seek re-election in the French fifth republic, founded in 1958. But he also displayed youthful vigor and hardiness during the televised proceedings. He displayed youthful vigour during the televised proceedings, at one point racing up the Elysee stairs to meet a protocol requirement - something not all previous French presidents might have managed.

I want to be in Macron's gang, says Valls

He wants to ease rigid labour laws he believes fuel high unemployment, cut state spending, improve education in deprived areas and increase welfare protection to the self-employed. His rivals now will be motivated to keep Macron from making further gains during the two-round parliamentary election. "And so we have an enormous responsibility vis-a-vis the French people, who trust us", said Nicolas Bay, the party's secretary-general.

Xi, Moon agree denuclearising N.Korea 'common goal': Seoul

Moon Jae-in, a liberal former human rights lawyer, was sworn in on Wednesday and said in his first speech as president he would immediately address security tensions that have raised fears of war on the Korean Peninsula. The White House also congratulated Moon, saying it looked forward to working with him to strengthen their longstanding alliance. Japan has been concerned that Moon will take a tough line on feuds stemming from the bitter legacy of its 1910-45 colonization of the Korean ...

North Korea says missile test aimed at testing carrying large nuclear warhead

Its Musudan intermediate-range missiles with ranges of over 3,000 km put the US strategic military base in Guam within striking range. Tokyo said the flight pattern could indicate a new type of missile. In June, Pyongyang was seen as having successfully launched an intermediate-range missile with a maximum flight altitude of 1,400 km. The U.N. Security Council first imposed sanctions on North Korea in 2006 and has strengthened the measures in response to its five nuclear tests and two ...

Germany demands more free trade guarantees on China Silk Road plan -minister

China's restrictions on allowing foreign companies to invest or buy assets in the world's second-largest economy are "still a problem" between the two nations, she said. Duterte will speak twice in the leader's roundtable discussions at the Belt and Road Forum on Monday. "It is time we transcended our differences, resolve conflicts through dialogue and diplomacy and leave a legacy of peace for future generations", he said at the event with 29 heads of states and governments and 1,500 ...

Trump looking at ex-Michigan lawmaker as next Federal Bureau of Investigation chief

Spicer was asked if Trump recorded the conversations and if there is recording equipment in the White House. "Less than a year ago, it hasn't recovered from that", Mr Trump said in an interview with NBC News at the White House. It isn't clear whether Trump believes there actually are tapes. That the president claimed to have spoken about an ongoing investigation with the head of the FBI struck many as inappropriate, especially given that Comey has testified under oath that the bureau is ...

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