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Nicola Sturgeon: SNP backlash claims ludicrous

Opinion polls giving May's Tories a lead of nearly 20 points over their main rivals, the Labour Party, could be wrong because United Kingdom surveys were misleading in earlier elections, she will say, according to emailed extracts of her speech.

Acting FBI director says will carry on with Russian probe

Testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee, McCabe repeatedly - and at times bluntly - rejected some of the claims the White House has used to explain the firing and to describe the investigation . Republican leaders brushed off the idea as unnecessary. "For many people, including myself, it is hard to avoid the conclusion that the president's decision to remove director Comey was related to [the FBI's Russia] investigation".

Lavrov on Comey: Was he fired? You're kidding

Trump fired now-former FBI Director James Comey, who told Congress earlier this year that his agency has been investigating Russia's actions - and possible ties to anyone associated with the Trump campaign - since last July. Trump insisted that wasn't the case. "Because he was not doing a good job", explained the President. Still, the overlap between the investigation and Trump's diplomatic efforts made for uncomfortable optics.

Phoenix serial killings suspect: 'I'm innocent'

A 23-year-old Phoenix man arrested in a series of shootings in which nine people were killed is proclaiming his innocence. Former Phoenix Police Chief Joe Yahner, who had been working on the investigation during his time in the department, was "undeniably relentless" in making sure Williams kept the momentum going, she said.

Liberals win tight poll in Canada's British Columbia, lose majority

Legislature. Liberal Premier Christy Clark, her party having held power for 16 years, came close to another majority - albeit one seat shy. As Reid Fiest reports, a possible BC NDP and Green Party coalition could create obstacles for the already approved $7.4 Billion pipeline .

After SKorean leader eyes North trip, Trump offers US invite

To address a bleak job market for young people, Moon has pledged to spend 4.2 trillion won ($3.7 billion) annually to create 810,000 public sector jobs over the next five years, including bureaucrats, social workers, teachers, police officers and firefighters.

Trump Names More Conservative Judges to Federal Bench

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the nominees were all "chosen for their deep knowledge of the law and their commitment to upholding constitutional principles". Minnesota Supreme Court nominees do not have to be confirmed by the Legislature but do have to stand for election. "Gun owners certainly welcome the courts becoming more "gun friendly" under a Trump presidency", Pratt said.

Patnaik names Deb & Amat as BJD candidates for RS poll,Speaker

Meghna Sahoo wants a seat in Rajya Sabha and like all other candidates, she too is seeking the endorsement of other political leaders in order to help her win. A former minister and three-time MLA from Aul constituency in the coastal Kendrapara district, the BJD leader has impeccable integrity. The RS election is due on May 25 and BJD with 117 of the 147 seats is unlikely to face any competition.

Acting FBI chief McCabe contradicts White House claim over Comey's dismissal

In 1993, William Sessions was removed following "serious deficiencies in judgment" and allegations that he abused his position . The New York Times said Comey has told associates he declined to make a pledge of loyalty to Trump when the president requested it as the pair had dinner at the White House just seven days after his inauguration.

Acting FBI boss contradicts Trump over Comey

Rosenstein also wrote a memo blasting Comey's handling of the email probe. That narrative was so at odds with Trump's own statements over the previous year, that it was beyond ludicrous. 'I have long believed that a President can fire an FBI Director for any reason, or for no reason at all, ' Comey says. Mr McCabe, who was taking Mr Comey's place at the hearing , told senators he would not update them on their "highly significant" investigation into allegations that Russian Federation ...

Backed Syria militias 'seize Tabqa' in step towards Raqqa attack

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu echoed Ergodan's remarks, insisting that "every weapon [the Kurds] obtain is a threat to Turkey". Mattis, speaking on Wednesday, expressed confidence that the United States would be able to resolve tensions with Turkey over the decision to arm the Kurds, saying: "We'll work out any of the concerns".

Biting the hand that made himThe sacking of James Comey

Trump faces accusations from Democrats that he fired Comey to hinder the FBI investigation into USA intelligence agency allegations that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 presidential election to benefit Trump. He said Comey assured him that he was not, personally, under investigation. "Both Democrats and Republicans attacked the FBI Director at various times for various reasons and called for his ouster", Comstock, who formerly worked with Comey at the Justice Department, said in a ...

Trump tweet-warns Comey 'before he starts leaking'

Trump's formal letter dismissing Comey pointed specifically to Rosenstein's memo and ultimately said the FBI director was "not able to effectively lead the bureau". described in 2008 as all the "money pouring in from Russia", which he said makes up "a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets ...

Dead Snake In Mid-Day Meal Served At Government School Near Delhi

When the principal and other teachers were tasting the food, they saw the snakelet after which they immediately intimated the other students to not eat it. In April, a dead rat was found in the mid day meal at a government-run primary school in Jamla village in Kalol taluka of Gandhinagar district in Gujarat.

Spicer could be out after debacle defending Trump

Ms Sanders handled Wednesday's press briefing with aplomb, and will conduct briefings through the end of the week, the White House said. Spicer's replies overlooked that White House communications staff first told reporters that Rosenstein's memo, which criticized Comey's handling of the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, was the impetus for the firing.

Airport chaos, flights canceled: Spirit Airlines apologizes

Three more flights were canceled Tuesday. "All of a sudden, one particular flight got canceled, and a mob ensued up here at the front counter, in front of everyone else who had been waiting in line", a passenger told WSVN . "We are disappointed that ALPA has chose to engage in this unlawful slowdown", said Spirit spokesman Berry, in a statement. The airline says pilots are turning down "open time " flights and last minute assignments that would make them earn twice their pay.

Trump warns ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation chief against talking to media, threatens 'tapes'

Friday also saw the Trump administration reveal a 10-point trade deal between the US and China that included the latter resuming US beef imports as well as potentially opening its market to US credit rating agencies and credit card companies - although close watchers of the US-China relationship pointed out that they were in many cases commitments Beijing had made before or agreed to with the Obama administration.

Absentee ballots, five tight races hold key to next BC government

Liberal leader Christy Clark and NDP leader John Horgan Wednesday after a preliminary vote count Tuesday night left Clark one seat short of a majority. "And they reminded us tonight that we are far from ideal", Clark said, adding that she was willing to work with the other parties to govern. Now considered a key pivotal riding, if the tables turn in favor of the Liberals, it could give the party majority government.

Trump to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Wednesday

Russia's top diplomat has met President Donald Trump, praising the U.S. administration as problem solvers, just as the White House drew criticism over the firing of the Federal Bureau of Investigation director who was leading a probe into Moscow's alleged interference in USA politics.

Visiting Russian foreign minister, asked about Comey firing: 'You're kidding!'

But even with the uproar surrounding former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's firing, it seems as though Lavrov discussed Russia's involvement in the 2016 American election with neither Tillerson nor Trump. "I think that it is even degrading for the American people to hear that Russian Federation is managing the domestic policy of the U.S. How can a great nation, a great country, succumb to this and think in such categories?" As reported , Trump hosted Klimkin in ...

Scottish Conservatives launch Angus general election campaign

The Tories' share of the vote in Scotland was no better than Labour's in England, which was regarded as a "disaster" for Jeremy Corbyn, the first minister said. To show they can't take Scotland for granted. Ruth Davidson told Sky News that "Conservatives have come first right across the country" and were now "leading the fight back against the SNP".

Eight more frat members arraigned on charges in death of Timothy Piazza

One Pennsylvania commentator said "countless" opportunities to keep Piazza alive had been lost, and after the death the "brothers" put self-preservation first. The Beta Theta Pi fraternity - which has since been barred from Penn State - is facing charges including involuntary manslaughter and hazing. Charged with multiple offences including reckless endangerment and supplying alcohol to a minor, the 19 to 21-year-olds from affluent backgrounds are protesting their innocence.

Palestinian leader Abbas positive after Oval Office meeting with Trump

Netanyahu's statement was in response to comments made by PA President Mahmoud Abbas during the joint press conference with President Trump in Washington on Wednesday. Trump met with Abbas on Wednesday and expressed confidence that his presidency would help ease tensions between the Israelis and Palestinians. "Our strategic choice is to bring about peace based on the vision of the two-state [plan] - a Palestinian state, with its capital in East Jerusalem, that lives in peace and stability ...

Trump removes tweet saying it was an 'honor' to host Abbas

Trump faced deep skepticism at home and overseas over his chances for a breakthrough with Abbas, not least because the new US administration has yet to articulate a cohesive strategy for restarting the moribund peace process. Abbas also does not appear to have secured USA backing for pressure on Israel to end settlement construction in the lands the Palestinians claim for a future state - a major goal for the embattled Palestinian leader.

Class 12 results of Gujarat board declared

Almost 1.41 lakh students registered for the exam, and 138,252 appeared for Gujarat Class 12th exams 2017. Around 1.4 lakh students were enrolled to take the "4th Semester examination March 2017" and are awaiting GSEB HSC result 2017. If you had appeared for 12 class under Gujarat Board , then you can simply go ahead and check your result. So this year the results will be available 6 days earlier.

Gold jumps to Rs. 28665; silver rebounds to Rs. 38405

The spot gold price was little changed at United States dollars 1,225.80 an ounce at early trade after earlier falling to USD 1,223.34, its lowest since March 16. monetary policy amid a surge in June rate hike expectations after hawkish comments from Federal Reserve officials, which prompted a rally in both U.S.

England star Ben Stokes continues to impress with Rising Pune Supergiant

Karun Nair's 64 and Rishabh Pant's quickfire 36 fueled Delhi after captain Zaheer Khan won the toss and opted to bat first. Pune remained at third spot with 16 points from 13 matches. Stokes then weighed in with 33 off 25 balls, including three fours and two sixes, during Pune's unsuccessful pursuit. Unadkat has so far taken 17 wickets at an average of 14 while Supergiant's leading wicket-taker has been leggie Imran Tahir, who has picked up 18 wickets at 20.50.

Reliance Jio to offer free 100 GB data

To hold the attention of a freebie-interested consumer class, Airtel has released the myHome promotional plan, which promises a maximum of 250 GB of free data to its broadband users. The Jio broadband services are free for the first 90 days if the users pay a one-time refundable Rs. 4000 - Rs. 4500 for their JioFiber routers. After shaking and stirring telecom sector with their earth shattering data plans, Jio is now all set to disrupt broadband Internet market in India as well.

Suspect in Hit-and-Run Crash in San Ysidro Pleads Not Guilty

Then they heard the screeching of tires speeding toward them. His dad told 10News that not being able to see was one of the hardest parts for his son after the accident. "I just really care about bringing him home and making sure he's happy again". "I just hope the justice system does what it's supposed to do and things are handled properly".

Syrian Kurdish Forces Say They Will Push On to IS Capital

The SDF have also captured a major airbase near Tabqa, some 50 km (30 miles) west of Raqqa, in the latest phase of their operation against IS. The Pentagon said Friday it played no part in an unusual deal in which Islamic State jihadists were allowed to leave a key town in Syria - only for some of them to be killed anyway.

Moon makes easing tensions on Korean peninsula top priority

Moon also begins his term facing several domestic challenges, including the aftermath of the huge corruption scandal that saw his predecessor Park Geun-Hye impeached and swept from power. Moon faces a divided parliament in which his Democratic Party lacks a majority. Earlier this month, South Korean officials said the THAAD system was already operating, and experts say it will be extremely hard now for Moon to ask Washington to withdraw it.

EBRD rejects Russian challenge on lending freeze

The EBRD said Turkey's growth is projected to moderate further to 2.6 percent in 2017, reflecting worsening investor sentiment compounded by the downgrade of Turkey's sovereign rating to sub-investment-grade level. The economist explained that the ruble too has enjoyed stabilization, appreciating by about 6.6% against the U.S. dollar and 3% against the euro in the last three months.

Man who surrendered after long standoff charged in killing

Trenton Police told NBC10 members of the U.S. Marshals Service Joint Regional Fugitive Task Force were initially at the house to serve a warrant when Reese opened fire. Shots were fired around 6:45 a.m., the report states. The barricade situation - with state police, local police, SWAT teams, U.S. marshals and prosecutors on the scene - continued into early Thursday morning, gunfire ringing out overnight.

Small Explosion Near Rome Post Office Damages Car, No Injuries

Italian policeman inspect the site where an explosive device blasted off near a post office in Rome, Friday, May 12, 2017. The police have said the situation is under control, and no one was hurt in the incident. Police investigate the possibility that the bombs were controlled by remote controlled devices. The post office , an imposing, 1930s Fascist-era building that is often studied by architecture students, remained opened throughout the incident.

Trump Calls Comey A 'Showboat,' Denies Colluding With Russia

Comey's firing Tuesday shocked many in Washington and came as he was reportedly expanding the score of the FBI's probe into possible election ties between Russian Federation and Trump's team. The chairman and top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee abruptly left the hearing Thursday to meet with Rosenstein, who is McCabe's boss. Mr Trump told NBC that "the FBI has been in turmoil" since previous year, apparently a reference to the controversy over how an investigation over the ...