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Israel demands explanation from White House after spat over Trump trip

Immediately after landing in Tel Aviv, Friedman traveled to Jerusalem and visited the Western Wall, praying for the health of his family and for the success of President Trump. Speaking of Trump, he said: "His love for and commitment to the state of Israel is rock solid and it enjoys his highest priority". His campaign platform made no mention of an independent Palestinian state.

Firing of FBI Director Comey

The hearing will take place after the May 29 Memorial Day holiday. Many Democrats believe that the real reason Mr. Trump pushed Comey out was because of the probe into Russian election interference, and any possible ties to associates of the President.

Battle stations ahead on CFA split plan

The total funding allocated to the overhaul will include $2.5 million for "diversity and cultural change" and $5 million for leadership programs. He said there was no need for the change. Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria says its unlawful to make changes to Victoria's fire services without consulting the public and CFA volunteers. "This is a political fix to solve a political problem with the United Firefighters Union that will leave country communities and regional cities with a weaker ...

Comey agrees to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee in open hearing

Meanwhile, the federal investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation has tagged a current White House official as a "significant person of interest", the Washington Post reported on Friday. "I just fired the head of the FBI", Trump said, according to the Times account. He was insane, a real nut job, ” the Times reported that Trump said during the May 10 meeting.

Nawaz Sharif to leave for Saudi Arabia tomorrow, could meet Trump

Trump made no substantial remarks on his first day overseas and spent most of his time shuttling between opulent palace ballrooms with the king. A president's first foreign visit is often read as a sign of the administration's policy priorities and no other US leader has chosen the kingdom for their initial global foray.

McCaskill among the more vocal Senators on investigation of Trump

He appeared to change his justification for the decision, pointing to a critical memo on Comey's performance by the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein. More credible, they say, is news from prominent conservative media outlets, from the Trump- friendly airwaves of Fox News to websites such as Breitbart .

Floods force 1900 people from homes in Quebec

From the Outaouais all the way to the Gaspé, more than 146 municipalities across the province are affected by the floods and 2,426 homes are flooded. In the eastern Ontario, a heroic sandbagging effort failed to prevent dozens of homes in the village of Cumberland from being flooded.

Trump administration split over moving embassy to Jerusalem, says report

But with mounting obstacles at home and overseas, he faces long odds of succeeding where more experienced predecessors have failed. National Security Advisor H.R. The Palestinians, it appears, took the possibility that they will be sidelined to heart and went one better than the Arab States, dropping their eight-year insistence on an Israeli building freeze as a precondition to negotiations.

Russian officials bragged they could use Flynn to influence Trump

Officials noticed an uptick in communication between Flynn and Kislyak shortly after Flynn's trip to Moscow in December 2015. The president and his wife, Melania Trump were greeted Saturday by King Salman at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which is the first stop of Trump's first official tour as commander in chief, the BBC reported .

Jeremy Corbyn: Conservatives creating a 'war between generations'

Field said that if a majority of MPs got behind a parliamentary leader, the group should seek to declare that person the official leader of the opposition and apply for public funding for opposition parties. There were loud cheers when shadow chancellor John McDonnell pointed out that Labour's manifesto is fully costed, unlike the Conservative document which was published without costings.

Jerusalem prepares for Trump's visit

It looks unlikely Trump will manage to get Netanyahu and Abbas to shake hands during his 28-hour visit to the Holy Land, and the prospects of him setting a timetable for a resumption of peace talks also look dim. HALEY: "I don't know what the policy of the administration is, but I believe the Western Wall is part of Israel and I think that that is how, you know, we've always seen it and that's how we should pursue it".

Trump says new Federal Bureau of Investigation 'possible' by Friday, ahead of Saturday's commencement speech

TASS has expressed surprise over the U.S. media's response and asked Russian and worldwide organizations of journalists to express their attitude to the affair. They are among almost a dozen candidates Trump is considering to succeed ousted FBI Director James Comey . His testimony to Congress this month that he would make the same decisions again was cited in a Justice Department memo that laid the groundwork for his firing, though Trump has since said he had already made up his mind to ...

No headscarf for Melania Trump despite husband's 2015 attack on Michelle Obama

Trump's visit is aimed at building stronger partnerships to combat terrorism in the region. An announcer praised the President's "quest to enhance security and stability in the region and around the world" and "his efforts to strengthen the relationship between the two friendly countries".

Russians Reportedly Bragged They Could Use Michael Flynn to Influence Trump

Members of the Senate and House intelligence committees have gone to the CIA and the National Security Agency to review transcripts and other documents related to contacts between Trump campaign advisers and associates and Russian officials and others with links to Putin, people with knowledge of those investigations told Reuters.

French President Macron stresses on combating Jihadi threat

Newspaper editors protested yesterday after the Élysée Palace invited named journalists to accompany the president on his first overseas trip, to visit French forces in Mali. "It is in that framework that reinforced cooperation with Germany can make us all more effective". He told French soldiers: "I won't risk your lives for nothing ...

Very close to naming an Federal Bureau of Investigation director: Donald Trump

The White House said Friday that Trump will not announce a candidate before he leaves the country. Cornyn had been on the White House shortlist to replace Comey, but with withdrew himself from consideration. Joe Lieberman gives a "thumbs-up" as he leaves the West Wing of the White House in Washington , Wednesday, May 17, 2017. He then became an independent after losing the Connecticut Democratic primary in 2006.

Danny DeVito urges voters to put their trust in Jeremy Corbyn

Ms Dugdale was speaking ahead of a major campaign speech in Glasgow, where she will appeal to voters in Scotland who backed remaining in the European Union and the UK. "What we have said is the majority of our funds we want will come from corporate taxation and will come from dealing with the issues of tax evasion and placing profits in convenient tax regimes where very little tax is paid".

James Comey agrees to testify in open Senate hearing

Among Trump's senior White House advisers are several former campaign officials, including his son-in-law Jared Kushner, Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller and Kellyanne Conway. But at nearly the very same time Trump was citing the memo, Rosenstein himself was telling senators that Trump's explanation is nothing but a pretext.

President Trump is erupting over the Russian Federation probe's new special counsel

Cummings has vigorously urged such an appointment, suggesting it could lead to accusations of obstruction of justice. A Politico writer has a similar view. Chaffetz also questioned the appointment of a special counsel to take over the investigation into possible Russian interference during the 2016 USA election, which Comey had been leading until he was sacked.

In draft of speech, Trump using softer language about Islam

The Trumps will join the Saudi royal family for an official dinner Saturday night. President Donald Trump kicked off his first overseas trip as president Saturday as he touched down in Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam and a leading regional power.

At least 30 injured in clash at Islamabad varsity

Police said that two groups of students exchanged blows, fists and pelted stones at each other in which more than 30 students were injured. Police fired tear-gas shells to disperse raged students. Police also arrested a few students involved in the clash from the scene. The law enforcers also seized weapons from arrested students. The varsity administration has announced to suspend the educational activities and keep hostels as well the university closed for one week.

Saudi Arabia, US companies reach $55 billion in deals

McMaster, Trump's national security adviser. They exchanged a handshake and Trump said it was "a great honor" to be there. "And I think President Trump may have a slight advantage over President Obama in the sense that he can be much more personally engaging, whereas Obama tended to be more cool and distant", said Jim Phillips, a Middle East scholar with the conservative Heritage Foundation.

More declarations of support expected as Fine Gael leadership

He did not disclose the reason for his resignation, but it had been expected. Candidates have been warned to sign up to code of conduct to govern their behaviour in the campaign and they are also obliged to abide by data protection rules governing the use of membership details.

Former RJD MP Prabhunath Singh convicted in 1995 Ashok Singh murder case

The court found that Prabhunath Singh, along with Dina Nath Singh and Ritesh Singh is guilty in this murder case while released Kedar Singh unconditionally due to lack of evidences against him. He was murdered after 90 days of his victory. Initially a vocal opponent of Prasad, Singh joined the RJD in 2012. Prabhunath Singh represented Maharajganj LS constituency for JD (U) between 1998 and 2009 and, as the deputy leader of the JD (U) parliamentary party, he was close to CM Nitish Kumar.

'Greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history'

When asked about the exact timing suggested by Senator Durbin for Rosenstein having learned of Trump's decision to fire Comey, Monday, May 8th, Sen. "He knew that Comey was going to be removed prior to him writing his memo", said Sen. House Oversight Committee's Republican Chairman Jason Chaffetz asked acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe to produce "all memoranda, notes, summaries, and recordings referring or relating to any communications between Comey and the President" before May 24.

Pelosi: Trump 'very vulnerable personally' over Comey matter

But Pelosi said in a statement that a bipartisan commission would offer more assurance to the public of a truly independent investigation free from influence from the Trump administration. A handful of Republicans, like Reps. Pelosi also ridiculed Mr. Trump's complaint about a "witch hunt" following the naming of a special counsel to investigate possible Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation.

Inside Pippa Middleton's wedding to James Matthews

Prince Harry and his girlfriend Meghan Merkle will also be in attendance. After Middleton wore a sky blue, Catherine Walker & Co. coat dress to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding in 2011, she became something of a case study for great mother-of-the-bride fashion, and her polished, sleek look was deemed a global hit.

US President Donald Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia

Mr Trump flew to Riyadh overnight on Air Force One to become the only American president to make Saudi Arabia, or any majority Muslim country, his first stop overseas. That hasn't dampened expectations for Trump's arrival in the Arab Gulf, however. On the sidelines of the summit, Sharif is likely to meet the world leaders who will be attending the conference, including Trump, the Geo News reported.

White House looking at ethics rule to weaken special investigation

Fired FBI Director James Comey has agreed to testify in an open hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee, according to committee's leadership. Mr Trump has denied any collusion with Russian Federation, and called the investigation into his campaign the "single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history".

Macron calls for countries' support in fighting extremism

Macron vowed to maintain France's military operations in Mali and "be intractable" with extremist groups in the region. "Germany can not intervene, considering its doctrine, as quickly and as efficiently as France", Macron said, referring to German sensitivities about sending forces overseas except for peace missions, in part due to memories of Nazi militarism.

SC allows CBI appeal in fodder scam case

The high court had referred to Mr Yadav's conviction and that of 44 others in 2013 in one of the fodder scam cases, which had disqualified him from Parliament and barred him from contesting elections. ■ 9 June 2000: Charges framed against Lalu Prasad in court. Kicking off the news channel this morning, Arnab exposed few phone leaks involving conversations between former Bihar CM, senior political leader Lalu Prasad Yadav & gangster Shahabuddin, who's in Siwan jail now.

Scots NHS told 3 months ago to protect data from attacks

Home Secretary Amber Rudd, who chaired the Cobra meeting on cyber security, said the United Kingdom was working with worldwide partners in the global manhunt to find the ransomware's creators. At Broomfield Hospital, part of Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust (Midlands & East), trauma patients were being diverted to Southend University Hospital.

Chelsea Manning takes to Instagram to celebrate her release from prison

Christian evangelist Franklin Graham expressed his outrage on May 16 that Chelsea Manning was going to be released from a USA military prison on May 17. On Instagram, she has posted some of her first moments post-release, which comes a result of former President Barack Obama who commuted most of her 35-year sentence, which was imposed in 2013.

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein Says Trump's Decision to Fire Comey Was 'Appropriate'

Meanwhile the Washington Post reported on Friday that a senior White House adviser is a significant person of interest in the investigation of possible ties between Mr Trump's election campaign and Russian Federation. In another Twitter post Thursday, Trump said: "With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special councel (sic) appointed".

Jadhav's case should not be politicised: NA Speaker

The handling of Kulbhsuhan Jadhav case by Pakistani lawyers in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has invited heavy criticism from experts as well as media in the country. Even if the Pakistani appellate court rejects Jadhav's appeal, he has two more opportunities to challenge the death sentence - he can file a mercy petition to the Pakistan Army chief within 60 days of the appellate court's decision, and he can file another mercy petition with the president within 90 days of the army ...

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