World

James Comey Literally Tried to Hide Behind a Curtain to Avoid Trump

Russian Federation has denied USA intelligence agencies' conclusion that it interfered in the election campaign to try to tilt the vote in Trump's favour. sanctions on Russia. He offered new justifications for his decision Thursday, even while referring to the Rosenstein memo as "a very, very strong recommendation".

Raids against Chidambaram, Lalu: Jaitley says day of reckoning has come

She was referring to the CBI raids on multiple premises linked to Chidambaram, former Finance Minister, and his son Karti in connection with alleged favours granted in FIPB clearance to a firm. I do not understand why they are conducting raids. A source close to Karti told TOI he had travelled as per schedule. He said no documents had been seized from his residence during the raids and that he had done nothing wrong.

President Trump Holds Press Conference With Colombia's President Before Overseas Trip

But Mr. Trump spotted Mr. Comey and called him out. "All over the world, no matter where you go, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is special", Mr Trump said. The Washington Post reported this week that Mr Trump shared highly classified information with Mr Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak about an Islamic State terror threat involving laptop computers on aircraft.

Chinese, S. Korean officials meet in attempt to repair ties

The prime minister also questioned President Moon's remarks that he would visit North Korea before the US or Japan and reopen the inter-Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex, which has been shut since February 2016 to deprive Pyongyang of revenues from it.

Not yet freedom for Assange, faces arrest in Britain

USA and British officials Friday declined to say if the United States has requested Assange's extradition. More serious are the possible charges he faces in the United States for WikiLeaks' aggressive publication of thousands of pages of classified government documents.

Trump faces deepest crisis of presidency with Comey memo

Comey wrote that Trump asked him to drop a probe of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a day after the president dismissed Flynn. "If Comey really thought the president had crossed a line he would have reported it and he didn't", Ronna Romney McDaniel said on Fox News Radio .

Sweden Drops Rape Investigation Against Wikileaks' Assange

US authorities have been investigating Assange and WikiLeaks since at least 2010, when the site posted thousands of cables stolen by former US Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning. A statement tweeted on Friday complained that the United Kingdom had refused to confirm or deny whether U.S. authorities had asked for Assange to be extradited - implying that they believe he may not be out of the woods yet.

Trump says special counsel 'divides the country'

It immediately escalated the legal stakes - and the potential political damage - for a president who has tried to dismiss the matter as partisan witch hunt and a "hoax". He was so valued that President Barack Obama asked him to stay on two years longer than his 10-year term. On May 9 , Trump relied on a memo written by Rosenstein to justify the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Donald Trump calls Russian Federation probe political 'witch hunt'

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday he believes the Justice Department's Russian Federation probe is "now considered a criminal investigation", comments he made following the all-senators' briefing with deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Sweden drops 'rape' case, but Brits still want to arrest him

However, a right-wing politician and former prosecutor urged that Assange be pursued, and prosecutor Marianne Ny reopened the case, but allowed Assange, who had remained in Sweden to speak with authorities, to leave the country, after which an European arrest warrant was issued for him.

Trump launches bold foreign trip, with pitfalls aplenty

Yet each of those meetings will be shadowed by Mr Trump's firing last week of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. In fact, for some senior officials who have lost the President's confidence, the tour may be a final chance to save their jobs.

White House calls Sally Yates a 'political opponent' of Trump

Here are some of the biggest issues that have not been directly answered by any current or former government official. It remains unclear if the White House planned to take action before leaks to the press exposed the Flynn scandal. Yates explained what should have been self-evident: Not only were Pence and the American public entitled to know the truth, but the Russians also knew that Flynn had lied to the vice president - so the Russians had the goods on him.

Trump denies asking Comey to drop probe, decries 'witch hunt'

Trump fired Comey May 9, in part, Trump said later, because the Russian investigation was dragging on. But Mueller and Comey have been longtime allies dating back to at least 2003 when the men both worked in Washington , D.C., Mueller as FBI Director and Comey as Deputy Attorney General.

European Investment Bank supports China's Belt and Road strategy

The Indo-Japanese project, proposed during a meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe at their annual summit at Tokyo last November, is expected to see a soft launch later this month, say reports. The two countries are already collaborating in infrastructure development in northeast India and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. On the other hand, Sri Lanka , which attended the just concluded Belt and Road Forum, has backed India's concern over Kashmir ...

Len McCluskey 'confident' that opinion polls will start to turn for Labour

If Labour secured 200 seats it would be their worst result since 1935. The party won 232 seats in the 2015 election. While the Conservatives still enjoy a commanding lead Labour were up two points on 32 per cent, with the Tories down one on 45, a YouGov poll for The Times found.

Sen. Graham: Trump-Russia probe seems to be criminal investigation

Comey was then fired by Trump as the investigation continued. They included media reports that Trump discussed sensitive intelligence on Islamic State with Russia's foreign minister. Trump later told news anchors at the White House that Mueller's appointment was a "very, very negative thing", adding: "I believe it hurts our country terribly, because it shows we're a divided, mixed-up, not-unified country".

Feds say 83 gang leaders, members arrested in 5-state raid

Some of the charges include murder , narcotics distribution and federal racketeering conspiracy. Of the 83 people charged, 27 are already in jail and 10 are still at large. They say most of the arrests were made in Charlotte. Among the details included in federal documents is the fact that the gang, founded in the early 70s, has a military-like set up, with each member having a rank, and an authority centralized in NY and the NY prison system.

Ivanka Trump 'receives permission to fly on Sabbath' for father's trip

Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner. Ultimately, the two sides were able to reach an agreement on a weapons package that amounts to $110 billion in tanks, fighter jets, combat ships and the THAAD missile defense system, according to the White House.

Trump's First Oversees Trip As President

The second message is "Trump's and his administration's desire to express confidence in the traditional allies of America" and the third message is "a new era in USA foreign policy". Turki Aldakhil, who runs the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya news channel, wrote that Trump's visit restores "what Obama ruined". This is an important statement as well, given that past year the President threatened to pull out of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation altogether.

Porn streaming at train station may be work of hackers

Someone reportedly hacked the screen and screened an explicit video from PornHub, the popular free pornography site. At one point a woman cautiously approaches the board and tries to figure out how to turn it off. An employee who answered the phone at the Union Station restaurant Tuesday afternoon said they weren't working Monday so they didn't have more information about what went down.

Roger Ailes Dead at 77 After Suffering Fall

The founder of Fox News and longtime Republican political operative had a profound influence on American life, building Fox News into a powerhouse that transformed the media landscape and conservative politics. The lawsuit quickly triggered accounts from more than 20 women with similar stories. Neither Ailes' wife nor Fox released any details on the circumstances of his death.

In DR Congo Nearly 70 prisoners flee in second jail break

Ne Muanda Nsemi, the self-styled Congolese prophet and leader of the Bundu dia Kongo movement whose supporters led the attack, remains at large, Mpayi said.Bundu dia Kongo representatives have denied responsibility for the attack. Police are suspected to have shot dead several prisoners, witnesses added. The pre-dawn attack was carried out by followers of Bundu Dia Kongo (BDK ), a secessionist rebel group that rejects Kinshasa's authority and wants to set up a parallel state in the west of ...

White House moves to limit damage of latest Trump controversy

USA intelligence suspects that Russian President Vladimir Putin orchestrated a sweeping campaign to tilt the vote in the Republican's favor. ‪"I don't get all wee-wee'd up about this", said Rep. Mark R. Warner of Virginia. "It is essential that we find new leadership for the Federal Bureau of Investigation that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission", Trump states in a letter addressed to Comey.

Assange Case Could Be Relaunched If He Returns to Sweden Before 2020

I do not forgive or forget". Mr Assange believes he faces extradition to the United States for questioning over the activities of WikiLeaks if he leaves the embassy. The UK government declined to comment Friday on whether the US has asked for Assange's extradition, but last month US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Assange's arrest was a "priority".

German leaders court migrants from Russia ahead of election

The draft is expected to be approved by the SPD's party leadership next week and is likely to be adopted at a party congress on June 25. Macron, who assumed office a day earlier, said he would work closely with Merkel on a "road map" to reform the European Union and the eurozone , adding that "there is absolutely no taboo for us here".

US Navy veteran charged with murder after deadly Times Square mayhem

Officials and sources say Rojas, who has a history of DWI arrests, made a U-turn on Seventh Avenue at 42nd Street and started speeding down the sidewalk for about 3-and-a-half blocks, mowing down pedestrians before crashing into a traffic pole.

Mexico's president calls for more protection of journalists

Valdez Cárdenas was an internationally recognized journalist who specialized in reporting on drug-trafficking and organized crime in Mexico. In the past reporters, were kidnapped or killed in secret, but recent victims such as Valdez have been gunned down on the street, in broad daylight.

Meet Omar, who might be the longest cat in the world

Omar measures 120 centimeters (47.4 inches) in length and tips the scales at 14 kilograms (30 pounds). The current record holder is UK-based Ludo , also a ME coon, which measured in at 118.33cm long in October 2015. Stories about Omar spread across the internet, prompting a call to his owner - Stephanie Hirst - from the Guinness Book of World Records. However, the "placid" pet has not coped well with the media scrutiny, Ms Hirst told the BBC .

North Korea accuses Central Intelligence Agency of plotting to kill Kim Jong

Photos of the military drill, which was observed by North Korean leader Kim John-un, were released by the North Korea's state owned news agency, KCNA , on Sunday. Pyongyang accuses United States and South Korea spy agencies of attempt to assassinate country's leader with biochemical weapons. In a bid to cut off Pyongyang's access to hard currency, the measure sanctions persons or entities that import North Korean coal, iron or iron ore beyond United Nations -imposed limits, or that ...

Tories claim they could win 15 seats in Scotland at general election

It won 32.3% of the vote, while the Conservatives secured 25.2% and Labour 20.2%. Speaking ahead of her campaign launch in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale said: "The council elections showed people are turning away from the SNP, because they are fed up with the nationalists' attempt to force another divisive referendum".

Macron poised to launch next stage of his French 'revolution'

Icon Books is to publish a "careful examination" of Emmanuel Macron, the 39 year-old president-elect of France, by freelance journalist Adam Plowright. The head of the En Marche! commission in charge of deciding on the movement's candidates told broadcaster Europe 1 that Valls "does not fulfil the criteria" to be a candidate.

Led warplanes hit Syria forces

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov on Friday described the attacks as "unacceptable", which also claimed the lives of civilians. Russian Federation on Friday condemned strikes by the US-led coalition against Syrian forces as "unacceptable", state media reported, after the bombing of pro-government troops.

Syria says US airstrike killed several soldiers near Jordan

There have been reports in recent days of Syrian forces and Iranian-backed Hezbollah fighters moving south and east from regime strongholds in the direction of al-Tanf, but this was the closest the two sides have come to date. -Sarah El Deeb in Beirut and Lolita Baldor in Washington. Also on Thursday, SANA reported that Assad met with Iraq's national security adviser Faleh al-Fayad to discuss steps to improve coordination between their countries' militaries in the anti-terrorism campaign ...

Swedish prosecutors drop rape probe against WikiLeaks's Assange

The Ecuadorian government is to step up efforts to allow Mr Assange to continue his asylum in its country after Sweden's Director of Public Prosecutions Marianne Ny said she had made a decision to "discontinue" her investigation. She told a press conference in Stockholm that the investigation could be reopened if Mr Assange returns to Sweden before the allegation against him elapses under Swedish law in August 2020.

Trump denies any collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation

White House and campaign records may be subpoenaed, and Trump's presidential privilege to keep West Wing conversations private could be challenged. Current and former staffers will likely have to hire pricey lawyers and sit for interviews. Still, he is not subject to the day-to-day supervision of the Justice Department. In the 1990s, President Bill Clinton was engulfed by an independent counsel investigation that started as a probe into failed land deals but ultimately exposed his affair ...