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Trump administration announces plans to renegotiate NAFTA

There was a faction within the White House, probably led by Mr Bannon and involving Peter Navarro who now heads his Trade and Industry Office in the White House, was encouraging the President to rescind the North American Free Trade Agreement but there was pushback from within the White House.

Trump denies asking Comey to end Flynn investigation

Reporters pressed the Colombian president to comment on Trump's " America First " policy and the proposed southern border wall, but Santos sidestepped controversy by praising cooperation with the USA in ending the decades-long conflict in his country.

Trump claims 'witch hunt'; GOP puts hope in special counsel

In a brief statement, Mueller said , "I accept this responsibility and will discharge it to the best of my ability", CNN reported . Mueller is the man Rosenstein tapped Wednesday to head the U.S. President Donald Trump, right, listens as Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, left, speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House , Thursday, May 18, 2017 , in Washington.

Actress Lisa Riley hopes BBC drama Three Girls 'will help thousands'

Rob Sandy wrote: "Got to say I thought Maxine Peake was at her absolute best in Three Girls". The real life counterparts worked closely with the show to cover the distressing events. "Whereas this is too much - it made me really angry while I was playing her". Later in the show, former detective Maggie Oliver, who helped expose the sex ring and the failures of the police force in the process of investigation the victims' claims, appeared on the talk show to discuss her experience.

Victim in Times Square crash was 18-year-old tourist from Michigan

Charges against the driver are pending. The conditions of those injured are unknown, WABC said. The 22 injured are receiving treatment in nearby hospitals. "The girl who was walking next to me died". "I wanted to kill them". Annette Proehl, who is from Pennsylvania, was in Times Square with a group of children on a field trip when she heard the speeding vehicle approach, with people screaming.

Sen. Mike Lee Says Trump Is 'Fully Cooperating' With Russia Investigation

The White House has already started having conversations with some of the candidates but, "the list is fluid and could change", the officials told ABC News on Friday. Thompson also served as US attorney for the Northern District of Georgia and held several high-level positions at PepsiCo. Abbate is a senior official at the FBI, now responsible for the bureau's criminal and cyber branch.

Former FBI Director Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe

In fact, a Trump-appointed Federal Bureau of Investigation director is the last person in the world who should have access to information and files related to Russian meddling in the last presidential campaign. But Thursday morning's tweets indicate that Trump will handle the news of a special counsel the way Trump handles all controversies - with a vigorous and potentially self-destructive fight.

Death And 22 Injured After Vehicle Speeds Over Pavement In Times Square

A auto traveling through Times Square has driven into a crowd of pedestrians, injuring several people. Richard Rojas , 26, of the Bronx, was arrested after a Planet Hollywood bouncer reportedly took him down. The White House says that President Donald Trump has been "made aware" that a vehicle plowed into a crowd of pedestrians in Times Square and that he will continue to receive updates as the situation unfolds.

French president to meet EU's Tusk, reveal minister picks

In an unprecedented move for post-war France , Emmanuel Macron has fulfilled his promise of being a reunifying President by naming a right-wing politician outside of his own party as prime minister. Le Drian, another Socialist, brings deep experience that could prove valuable to the untested 39-year-old president. Goulard previously worked as an adviser to Romano Prodi when Prodi served as president of the European Commission - the executive arm of the EU.

CO man expected to be released from prison, arrested by ICE

Lima-Marin was supposed to serve the sentences for his crimes consecutively. Lima-Marin's attorney said he should be released Wednesday or Thursday. "So we're not technically saying you're released and then [we] hold them". Instead, he called her to tell her that he was being held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He was released, improperly, in 2008. "I thank him from the bottom of my heart", she said.

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.