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Trump denies that he requested Comey end investigation into Flynn

Adding to a possible obstruction charge was the staggering revelation on Tuesday of this week that, in mid-February, on the day after Trump fired his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, he asked Comey to call off the FBI's investigation of Flynn.

Senators: Rosenstein knew of Comey firing before memo

That would surely include Trump's firing last week of FBI Director James Comey . She added that Rosenstein declined to provide details about Comey's dismissal because she said Rosenstein is anxious to give wide latitude to former FBI Director Robert Mueller, who Rosenstein appointed as special counsel Wednesday to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 US election.

Car mows down Times Square pedestrians for blocks, killing 1

In the Bronx, neighborhood acquaintances said Rojas was a friendly man who had been having problems. US Navy records show he spent two months in a military prison in Charleston, South Carolina, in the summer of 2013, but did not say why. "She would always text me back as quick as she could and when I didn't hear from her or her friend, I knew something awful happened", West said. "He just got his auto back, a Honda", Jose Medrano , 27, told the publication.

United Nations orders Pakistan not to execute Indian man accused of spying

A Pakistan military court had awarded the death sentence to Jadhav, who was arrested on March 3 past year, last month for espionage and subversive activities. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said Pakistan's charade has been shattered with the ICJ verdict. Faisal said Jadhav "confessed to having been sent by India to wage terror on the innocent civilians and infrastructure of Pakistan".

Trump denies ever urging Comey to back off Flynn investigation

It was conducted after the Comey firing but before news broke of his memo or that Trump may have disclosed classified information from an ally to Russian Federation. Comey, at the time, advised the president to go send the request to the Justice Department through White House counsel, rather than contacting him directly.

French president Macron set to meet EU leader Tusk

Merkel and Macron met in Berlin in March during the French presidential campaign, but Monday's talks mark their first meeting since his election. Last week, Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert had said on the subject of euro bonds: "I can tell you that the federal government's dismissive attitude toward euro bonds remains valid", when asked if Germany would back Macron should he push for the creation of such financial instruments.

Liberal Democrats promise new Brexit vote if elected

The manifesto commits to supporting the principle of freedom of movement in the European Union and the Lib Dems would make the "positive case" for immigration. Housing benefit must be restored for 18-21 year olds else many people will end up on the streets, according to Liberal Democrat candidate Tom Brake.

It's a matter of faith for 1400 yrs, SC told

He also compared triple talaq with belief in Lord Ram. But when it is triple talaq , the government raises the question of constitutional morality. He further said this time, Muslim women have questioned the centuries-old "hegemony suffered by them at the hands of their male counterparts" of the community.

Trump assails 'witch hunt' after naming of special counsel

However, fellow Republicans expressed hopes the move would restore some calm to a capital plunged into chaos. His appointment, by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, was a striking shift for the Justice Department , which had resisted increasingly insistent calls from Democrats for an outside prosecutor.

Putin offers to give Congress notes of Trump's meeting

The week began badly enough with the administration being forced to admit that Trump gave away classified intel during his Oval Office visit with Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the USA - and reputed Kremlin spy-master - Sergey Kislyak.

New York Times drops another anonymously-sourced bomb on Trump

Grassley and the committee's ranking Democrat, Sen. US President Donald Trump says a thorough investigation will confirm what he says is already known - that there was no collusion between his presidential campaign and any foreign entity.

IS Fighters Attack Government-held Areas in Central Syria

Both the US and Russian Federation, which is allied with the pro-Assad forces, have established buffer zones around their separate areas of operation to avoid collateral damage. The region around Tanf, where the borders of Jordan , Syria and Iraq meet, has been considered a de-conflicted zone, under an agreement between the US and Russian Federation.

Trump welcomes Colombian President to White House

The United States has supported the Colombian government with $10 billion over the last decade or so, under the auspices of so-called Plan Colombia. SHAPIRO: This news conference followed a meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.

Comey associate confirms Trump asked for ex-FBI director's loyalty

Sources told VICE News that, "Trump's priority is to shut down the investigation", said William Yeomans, who spent 26 years at the DOJ, in positions including deputy assistant attorney general, chief of staff, and acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights.

Former DNI Clapper says Russia likely sees Comey's firing as "another victory"

When pressed further to get exactly what he meant by U.S. institutions being under assault internally from the President, Clapper responded, "Exactly". "So I can't refute it, and I can't confirm it". Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies during a hearing before the House (Select) Intelligence Committee November 17, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Najib says he will talk about Bandar Malaysia 'later'

In an article published in the South China Morning Post last Friday, Mr Najib said he makes no apology for wanting to build world-class infrastructure for Malaysia with Chinese investment, despite opposition politicians' accusation that he was selling the country's sovereignty.

Two bodies found at SA property

Police later said he was expected to be charged with two counts of murder and face Berri Magistrates Court on Tuesday. Detectives from the Major Crime Investigation Branch, Forensic investigators and local police are investigating. 400km north of Millicent - at 10am to report the deaths and is now being interviewed. A crime scene has been established at the home with forensic investigations now underway.

Korea: Latest missile could carry heavy nuke

Japanese officials said the missile flew for about 30 minutes, traveling about 800 kilometers (500 miles) and reaching an unusually high altitude of 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles). But she said more analysis was needed. "Let this latest provocation serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against North Korea".

Trump Says New FBI Director Nomination Could Come Next Week

Trump's repeated references to the Russian Federation investigation in interviews, tweets and the letter firing Comey could be interpreted as an effort to "obstruct or impede" the investigation, the legal experts said . "I think there are a lot of Democrats who feel that way", Schumer said on CNN's State of the Union . Mr Clapper said: "Exactly". Mr Krishnamoorthi, a member of the House Oversight Committee, said in a letter to the White House Counsel Donald F McGahn after Mr Trump tweeted ...

101-year-old 'daredevil' sets new skydiving record

Last year, on his 100th birthday, the World War II veteran became the oldest skydiver in the United Kingdom after his first jump. The previous record was held by a Canadian who skydived in June 2013 aged 101 and three days, said AP. "It wouldn't surprise me if he does it again in a year's time", he said. Verdun, who is a widow, said: "How I came home from WW2 I do not know. I just didn't think I would ever return home", he added.

Champions Chelsea target Premier League wins record

That would set them up ideally for their bid to complete a double with victory over Arsenal in the May 27th FA Cup final. Wenger said a lack of Champions League involvement would not have any impact on the quality of players that Arsenal would be able to sign in the close season.

Xi elaborates on inspiration behind Belt and Road Initiative

Addressing the opening of the prestigious gathering, he used a summit on the initiative, attended by leaders and top officials from around the world, to bolster China's global leadership image. The initiative spans some 65 countries representing 60% of the world population and around a third of global gross domestic product. "We expect it for the railway", he said.

James Comey: I'm 'nauseous' over idea I affected election

Comey also said he does not think he was inconsistent by not also disclosing that the FBI had begun a counterintelligence investigation last summer of whether some of Trump's senior aides were cooperating with Russian efforts to interfere with the campaign.

Moors murderer Ian Brady 'on his deathbed' at high security hospital

The Moors murderer Ian Brady is reportedly on the brink of death and receiving end-of-life care for terminal cancer. Four of the victims were buried on Saddleworth Moor, near Oldham. Terry Kilbride, brother of John, said: "I would beg him to do the right thing on his deathbed and tell us where Keith is". 'If he takes it to the grave, I will feel so sorry for Keith's family.

China dismisses India's concerns over OBOR, cites international support

Xi said that 68 countries have signed the agreement of cooperation. He said network of highways and motorways is being laid across the country. Xi, in his address, pledged to pump in a whopping $124 billion for projects that are part of the ambitious venture.

Bronze plaques stolen from graves in Meadowbank found in Hamilton

Nine plaques stolen from an Auckland cemetery have been found in Hamilton. "We don't know the details of the nine that were recovered yet", Steele said. This incident was reported to Police at approximately 4:15pm on Saturday 13 May, 2017. It's thought they might have been taken overnight on Friday or on Saturday morning, Senior Sergeant Ashley Gore says.

India's opposition to OBOR regrettable, not problem: Chinese Media

Some Belt and Road projects are already raising concerns in certain countries. Leaders from 29 countries, including Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, as well as the heads of the United Nations, International Monetary Fund and World Bank, are attending the Belt and Road forum .

China's Xi says Belt and Road summit reaches consensus, achieves positive outcomes

President Xi said the world must create conditions that promote open development and encourage, "fair, reasonable and transparent global trade and investment rules". A USA delegation was attending the meeting, led by Matt Pottinger, special assistant to Trump and senior director for East Asia at the National Security Council.

Toronto police detonate suspicious package found in school

Police had to move the bomb to a safe location on Sunday night. Toronto police detonated a suspicious package that was discovered at a local school. The item was the size of a soccer ball, was wrapped in black, electrical tape and had a fuse poking out of its side. Officers on scene said a passerby called police after spotting the teens with what appeared to be a football and allegedly lighting what looked like wick, before leaving.

N. Korea says new long-range missile can carry heavy nuke

Kim Jong Un witnessed the test and "hugged officials in the field of rocket research, saying that they worked hard to achieve a great thing", according to KCNA. "We do not know the extent of damage or information that was captured in the attack; it's likely we'll hear more details about it today but initial reports suggest it was caught relatively early and limited to older computers", said James Woods, global investment analyst at Rivkin.

Multinationals in Vietnam Targeted by Hackers Linked to Government

Beyond targeting media that may be viewed as a threat to its single-party political system - which has jailed bloggers and heavily regulates media - Carr said that Vietnam's adoption of cyber attacks is symptomatic of a wider trend among smaller nations who seek an edge against other governments, or to aid national businesses that battle global rivals.

North Korea Celebrates Test Of New, Long-Range Missile

Experts said the altitude reached by the missile tested on Sunday meant it was launched at a high trajectory, which would limit the lateral distance it traveled. The launch is a test for South Korea's new president, Moon Jae-in, with barely a week on the job. "The president expressed deep regret over the fact that this reckless provocation.

North Korea fires missile days after Moon pledges dialogue

Abe says "Japan is closely cooperating with the USA and South Korea and analyzing the situation as we firmly respond to the development". North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's determination to push ahead with his nuclear and missile programme.

In testing missile, North Korea challenges South's new leader

Second, as the White House's bizarrely worded statement in the aftermath of the launch noted, the Hwasong-12 splashed down "closer to Russian Federation than to Japan". The White House had highlighted in its reaction to the launch the proximity to Russian Federation. If flown on a standard trajectory, the missile fired by North Korea Sunday morning would have a range of up to 4,500 kilometers, according to Wright.