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White House Responds to Comey Tape Inquiry with Trump Tweet

Mueller and Comey served together in the Justice Department during the George W. Bush administration. "Look, there has been no obstruction". While White House officials have said the firing was due to concerns about Comey's actions at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump told an interviewer the Russian Federation investigation was one of his concerns in taking the action.

Korea denies torturing US detainee Otto Warmbier

Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a com. "This college kid never should have been detained in the first place", said Portman, who previously revealed that he met secretly with North Korean officials in NY last December to press for Warmbier's release.

United Nations chief to lobby Congress Tuesday against United Nations financing cuts

He said it was important for the global community to acknowledge Uganda's exemplary refugee policy. "It is a matter of justice", Guterres said. Uganda has been praised for its generous policy toward refugees, including the allocation of plots of land for growing food.

Car bomb in Afghanistan targets security forces waiting for pay

Omar Zwak , spokesman for Helmand Province's governor, said more than 50 people were also wounded in the June 22 blast in the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah. The intense fighting is still going on between the security forces and militants. They mainly serve as trainers and advisers. The number of casualties was likely to rise, said the spokesman.

AP Pretends Handel Kept Her Distance From Trump

Supporters wave signs outside St Mary's Orthodox Church, Republican Karen Handel's polling place in Roswell, Georgia, on June 20, 2017. And in the end, it was a victory for the status quo. Clinton dramatically outspent Trump on television advertising and on-the-ground campaign expenditures. Even if the party were unified, overturning a significant number of House seats in California - even two or three - could be an uphill struggle, analysts at the California Target Book, the bible ...

Rep. Tim Ryan on Dems, Pelosi: 'Our Brand Is Worse Than Trump'

In this March 28, 2017 photo, House Ways and Means Committee member Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J. speaks during a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington . So it's time for change. "Republicans blew through millions to keep a ruby red seat, and in their desperate rush to stop the hemorrhaging, they've returned to demonizing the party's strongest fundraiser and consensus builder", Drew Hammill, Pelosi's deputy chief of staff told The New York Times .

Funeral for U.S. college student who died after North Korean detention

According to CNN , Warmbier's doctors said the 22-year-old student was in a condition they called "unresponsive wakefulness" or "persistent vegetative state". President Donald Trump slammed Warmbier's detention and eventual death as "a total disgrace". "We can make speculations that there were many unjust and cruel treatments to Mr.

Syria troops position themselves at heart of war on IS

Central Command said in a statement . The Pentagon said the incident took place near a combat post in A-Tanf where US and coalition "advisers" are stationed in a support capacity to provide services to forces battling the Islamic State terrorist organization.

Leo Varadkar formally elected as 1st gay Irish Prime Minister

Mr Eastwood said: "On behalf of myself and my party, I wish to extend warm congratulations to the new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar ". Once nominated, Mr Varadkar will travel to Aras an Uachtarain (President's residence) to meet President Michael D.

Netanyahu warns Iran to not threaten Israel

The missiles fired by Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Sunday targeted IS in Deir al-Zor province, fast becoming the jihadists' last remaining foothold in Syria and a declared military priority of Tehran's allies in the Syrian government.

Iran fires missiles at militant groups in eastern Syria

These have included several air strikes against pro-government forces that have sought to advance towards a USA military base in southeastern Syria near the border with Iraq, where the US military has been training rebels to fight IS. US officials have claimed that some of these missiles have been given to the Houthi rebels in Yemen, who are now fighting a coalition of Arab forces, some of whom are USA allies.

JD (U) to support Ram Nath Kovind for President

Most of the 18 opposition parties, which had come together for the goal of the presidential election , and had met on June 14, are now scheduled to meet again at the Parliament Annexe tomorrow (June 22), and this time Congress president Sonia Gandhi is also expected to attend and chair the meeting at the Parliament Library.

Liverpool is centre of Armed Forces Day events

Armed Forces Day is an annual event, held this year tomorrow (Saturday 24th June), which shows support for the Armed Forces community from now serving troops to service families, veterans and cadets. EAST Hampshire District Council recognised the sacrifice made by the men and women who fight for our nation's freedom by flying the Armed Forces Day flag over its offices in Petersfield this week.

Muslim Teenager, Nabra Hassanen's Memorial Set On Fire In DC

Nabra was with a group of about 15 teenagers in the Sterling area as they made their way back to the All Dulles Area Muslim Society at about 3 a.m., according to police . "We must come together to send an opposing message that all people, regardless of their religious or ethnic background, are safe, welcome and protected".

Diplomat, senator plan to attend Warmbier's funeral

The spokesman said it was a "mystery" as to why Warmbier died days after returning home, but compared his death to the case of another American detainee, Evan Hunziker . Fred Warmbier, the student's father, said the same thing Thursday: " Dennis Rodman had nothing to do with Otto". -North Korean tensions aggravated by dozens of North Korean missile launches and two nuclear bomb tests since previous year in defiance of U.N.

Somalia restaurant siege: Two gunmen killed, hostage situation underway

Also inside the building, the body of a Syrian man who worked as a chef lay near the rubble of a blood-spattered and bullet-marked wall. "The extremists, appearing to pose as security forces, then rushed inside the restaurant". Somalia has been a scene of deadly clashes between government forces and al-Shabab militants since 2006. Five of the gunmen were killed, Bashir added.

North Korea denies torturing or mistreatment of Otto Warmbier

Rodman arrived in Pyongyang, North Korea the same day Pyongyang released Otto Warmbier , 22, the American college student who was released from prison last week and died soon after. The North Korean official denied that the country had tortured Warmbier, contending that the 22-year-old left North Korea in "his normal state of health indicators", and that his death is a "mystery".

Where is this wave of anti-Trump backlash we were promised?

Target Book publisher Darry Sragow, a longtime Democratic strategist, and research director Rob Pyers warned in a recent op-ed piece that the seemingly vulnerable Republican incumbents Democrats hope to oust are still pretty popular locally.

Trump admin OKs drone sale to India, manufacturer says

He will visit Portugal , the United States and the Netherlands during the course of his four-day tour. Defense deals, however, are one area where the two countries could make progress because of bipartisan support, an Indian official involved in the preparations for the visit said.

Trump Says He Did Not Tape Conversations With Former FBI Head Comey

Comey testified the president asked that he "let go" of the investigation into Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser. The two senior officials said they were surprised at Trump's suggestion and found their interactions with him odd and uncomfortable, but they did not act on the presidents' requests, CNN reported , citing sources familiar with their accounts.

Yellowstone Ecosystem Grizzly Bears Removed From Endangered Species Protection

Derek Goldman of the Endangered Species Coalition in Missoula, Montana , lauded the federal protection for spurring the grizzly bear's "remarkable comeback from near extinction", but also called on states to release their management plans before the delisting is final.

Critics of Senate Health Bill Hope to Sway GOP Sen. Cassidy

Ted Cruz is among several Republican lawmakers standing in the way of the Senate health care bill from clearing the chamber. Before Medicaid was expanded under the Affordable Care Act , Gimeno was spending over $900 a month on medical bills forcing her family into possible bankruptcy.

North Korea accuses U.S. of 'smear campaign' over Warmbier death

Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) denied that North Korea cruelly treated or tortured Otto Warmbier and accused the United States and South Korea of a smear campaign that insulted what it called its "humanitarian" treatment of him.

Former Scottish nationalist leader Salmond loses seat

Mr Robertson , who was the SNP's leader at Westminster and one of its most prominent voices, also lost his Moray seat to the Tory Douglas Ross after it was targeted by Ruth Davidson's party. The other unionist parties, having adopted similar positions, also scored off the SNP . Paul Masterton took the constituency - which 20 years ago had been the safest Tory seat in Scotland - from the SNP's Kirsten Oswald.

Deadly London Tower Blaze Began in Refrigerator

These include round-the-clock fire patrols on estate corridors and additional fire safety checks, it said. The Lacrosse building in Melbourne's Docklands was hit by fire in 2014. In a statement to parliament on Thursday, the prime minister said of the emergency payments: "It is absolutely essential, Mr Speaker, that people understand they can keep the money they receive - that these grants are not loans and they will not be expected to repay a single penny".

Captain (R) Safdar arrives at FJA to record his statement before JIT

Sources told JIT, headed by Federal Investigation Agency s (FIA) Additional Director-General Wajid Zia, would ask queries related to the dependency of PM's daughter Mariyam Nawaz and his assets. "I would tender resignation if my name is found involved in any offshore company", he said. "I am not here to save or entrap anyone. neither am I here to avenge anyone", the former interior minister said.

Darjeeling: GJM indefinite strike continues, heavy security deployed

What is happening is a deep-rooted conspiracy . "So many bombs and arms can not be gathered in a day", Banerjee told reporters, adding, "I am ready to sacrifice my life, but I will not allow Bengal to be divided". But I can tell you they will not be successful", Amu Sherpa a young pro-Gorkhaland activist told The Hindu . There is absolutely no sight of any security personnel in the region.

Presidential elections: Shiv Sena supports BJP candidate Ram Nath Kovind

After holding a meeting with his party leaders at his residence declared on Tuesday evening, the Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said that his party would support Ram Nath Kovind with an expectation that he would serve in the interest of the country.

MSCI decision unlikely to dampen Korean stock markets: FSC

MSCI said Wednesday it was adding Chinese stocks to its emerging markets index - and China's gain was Korea's loss. Since MSCI rejected the inclusion of China A-shares in 2016, Chinese authorities have taken several measures to ease global investors' concerns over the A-share market's accessibility: arbitrary trading suspensions were better regulated, restrictions on qualified foreign institutional investors were further relaxed, while the Shenzhen-Hong Kong stock connect scheme was ...

Soccer coach Guardiola leads Catalan independence rally

On Friday, Catalonia regional government leader Carles Puigdemont made a decision to hold the vote later this year, in defiance of the government and contravening a ruling by Spain's Constitutional Court. Guardiola said: "We are here today to make it clear that on October 1 we are going to vote in a referendum to decide our future". So far, the Spanish government has stood firm against the demand for a referendum, even though the Catalan administration declared on Friday it will hold a poll ...

Merkel urges European Union to stick together after Brexit talks launched

EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier said he hoped they could agree on a format and timetable on Monday. "In order to work on this subject we need to be enlightened more on the nature of future relations which obviously will have repercussions for the content and the dimensions of such transition periods", Barnier said.

Six killed in Pakistan blast

The blast occurred near Balochistan province's Inspector General of Police Ehsan Mehboob's office on Gulistan Road where important government offices are located, reports Dawn news. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called for security to be expanded the nation over as he censured the attack, saying that no Muslim would ever imagine conferring such an "awful" act.

Bombing in southwest Pakistan kills at least 2, wounds 10

Abdul Razzaq Cheema, director general of police in Baluchistan province, of which Quetta is capital, told Reuters the bomber had detonated a auto packed with explosives. Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri have strongly condemned the bomb blast in Quetta .

Auto violence: Clashes in Bria despite ceasefire deal

MSF's project co-ordinator in Bria, Mumuza Muhindo Musubaho, said fierce fighting erupted in Bria early on Tuesday. NGO Medicines Sans Frontier (MSF) said there was "intense shooting" in the town, adding the situation remained volatile in the country, which has been ravaged by civil war since 2013.

Qatar withdraws troops from Djibouti, Eritrea border

The three countries accuse Qatar of financing and supporting terrorism, interfering in its neighbors' internal affairs and approaching Iran , which is Saudi Arabia's main political and confessional rival in the region. So we had a decision to make. USA officials Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have called for the crisis to be de-escalated and on Wednesday while appearing before the House foreign affairs committee, reports CNN .

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