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Russian Federation foreign minister denies talking to Trump about Comey

The Senate Intelligence Committee and House Government Oversight Committee have each requested Comey testify before their panels. Mr Rosenstein did not reveal any more significant details about the Comey firing, his decision to appoint a special counsel or the ongoing Russian Federation investigation during the unusual 90-minute closed briefing with most of the 100 senators, according to interviews with several senators afterward.

Trump decries "single greatest witch hunt" in U.S. history

One of the attendees, speaking on condition of anonymity, described Rosenstein as anxious and nervous and said he drank multiple glasses "and spilled one". Director James Comey . President Trump's initial statement firing Comey cited a memo by Rosenstein, recommending the removal of the F.B.I. director.

Saudis welcome Donald Trump with gold medal, receive arms package

Saudi Arabia is the primary destination for US arms sales, according to the Council on Foreign Relations, with the Kingdom purchasing almost 10 percent of USA exports from 2011 to 2015. Trump arrived here accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump on Saturday on a two-day trip, beginning his first foreign trip as President that includes visits to Israel, the Vatican City, Belgium and Italy where he is to take part in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G7 summits.

Trump gets rejected for hug in awkward encounter with James Comey

Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the panel, said Comey's testimony would help "answer some of the questions that have arisen since Director Comey was so suddenly dismissed by the President". "Trump fired Jim Comey because the most unsafe thing in the world, if you're Donald Trump, is a person who tells the truth, is dogged, you can't control, and who is as committed as Comey is to the institutional independence of an organization that has the power to investigate you", Wittes ...

North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile Into Sea

A White House official confirmed the launch, according to a pool report. U.S. Pacific Command said it tracked the missile until it landed into the sea. "This system, last tested in February, has a shorter range than the missiles launched in North Korea's three most recent tests". Under the watch of third-generation dictator Kim Jong Un, North Korea has been aggressively pursuing a decades-long goal of putting a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching ...

Hamas sentences 3 to death for killing of senior commander

In the aftermath of the killing, Hamas implemented border restrictions on those seeking to leave the Palestinian enclave. Israel has not confirmed or denied the accusations. Mazen Fuqaha (R) and Ahmed Jabri (who was killed by Israel in 2012). He had spent years in an Israeli jail before being released to Gaza as part of a 2011 prisoner exchange deal.

Trump 'Very Close' To Naming New FBI Director

Comey also reportedly thought ahead before his dinner at the White House with Trump a few days later. House members and senators said Rosenstein steered clear of specifics in answering questions about his appointment of former FBI director as special counsel but made clear that Mueller has wide latitude to pursue the investigation wherever it leads, potentially including criminal charges.

First lady not wearing scarf in Saudi Arabia -- and it's no insult

President Trump and Saudi King Salman on Saturday listened to country pop star Toby Keith perform in the nation's capital, both showing up in a golf cart. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania arrive for a welcome ceremony at the Royal Terminal of King Khalid International Airport, Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Riyadh .

2 suspected Islamic State extremists killed in Turkey raid

The individual told officers he was a Daesh member and directed them to an Ankara address where the two other suspected Daesh members were located, Topaca said. The raid comes almost six months after an IS gunman killed 39 people in attack on the elite Reina nightclub during New Year celebrations in Istanbul.

Ex-FBI Director Mueller to lead Trump-Russia investigation

President Trump also ripped any idea his actions since taking office might be impeachable. House investigators said they were plowing full speed ahead with their own inquiry - one source noted that the appointment of a special counsel didn't matter much because Comey had not been providing House investigators much access to begin with.

Cummings Wants White House Docs On Trump's 'Nut Job' Comey Remarks

Among those being targeted is fired national security advisor Mike Flynn, who was revealed to have had Russia contacts during the transition and who also spoke at an RT banquet in 2015 where he was seated next to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Egyptian president: Trump 'capable of the impossible'

Sisi, through a translator, thanked Trump for the strategic relationship between Egypt and the US, according to a reporter who is traveling with Trump, adding that Egypt is secure, able and stable with the cooperation of the U.S. summit. Sisi, the former chief of the Egyptian army, came to power in July 2013 by ousting Egypt's first-ever democratically-elected president, Mohamed Morsi, in a coup.

Indonesia's credit rating raised to investment grade by S&P

S&P revealed that the rise of the rating is based on the reduce of fiscal risks along with more realistic government budget policy. Fund managers say the investment grade from S&P, which matches the ratings awarded by Fitch and Moody's years ago, will give Indonesia access to a wider pool of investors.

Game up for illegal refugees ripping off taxpayers: Australian Immigration Minister

Refugee advocates reacted furiously, saying the government had sunk to "an impossible new low". Crossbench senator Nick Xenophon hopes the policy won't be rushed, "It's important that we are calm and methodical and fair about this, but it also raises the question as to whether this would have to go through the parliament..." "Asylum claims are extremely complex, and involve hours of poring over legal documents and paperwork".

Chelsea target Stockdale rejects Brighton contract offer

The goalkeeper was hugely influential in Brighton's successful promotion to the Premier League and it comes as a surprise that they have not struck a deal to keep hold of him. Pocognoli, Tomori and Akpom have now returned to their parent clubs - West Bromwich Albion, Chelsea and Arsenal respectively. First-choice goalkeeper Stockdale has been a regular for the Seagulls since his arrival at the club from Fulham in 2014, featuring in all but one of their Championship matches this season.

Congress told Trump-Russia investigation now includes a possible cover-up

Comey was leading the probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election and possible ties to Trump's campaign. "He was insane, a real nut job", Trump said, according to the Times , which cited a document summarizing the meeting and read to it by an unnamed US official.

Trump strikes arms deal with Saudis worth $350bn

National oil giant Saudi Aramco was expected to sign $ 50 billion of deals with us companies on Saturday, part of a drive to diversify the kingdom's economy beyond oil exports, Aramco's chief executive Amin Nasser said. Troubles back at home seem nonexistent overseas for President Donald Trump . The committee announced Friday night that Comey will appear at an opening hearing on Capitol Hill sometime after Memorial Day.

Trump decries special prosecutor probing Russian Federation links

Rosenstein said in prepared remarks that he stood by his memo, and revealed that that he had discussed with Jeff Sessions the need for new leadership at the Federal Bureau of Investigation last winter, before the Republican senator from Alabama became attorney general, report Politico , U.S.

Melania Trump doesn't follow local custom

So none of this would be an issue, except for the fact that President Trump himself made it one - when Barack Obama was president. The New York Times reported the latter was a last-minute addition to the shopping list, after Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, intervened.

Trump meeting with Arab leaders ahead of major speech

He cited "tremendous investments in the United States. and jobs, jobs, jobs". The deal's letter of intent will "support Saudi Arabia's defense needs" with naval ships, tanks and other vehicles that were part of agreements with former administrations.

Trump, in address to Muslims, urges fight against terror

While initial details were scant, the agreements signed included a United States letter of intent to "support Saudi Arabia's defence needs" with sales of a number of items - naval ships, tanks and other vehicles - that were the subject of agreements under earlier administrations, as well as some new items that had never passed the discussion stage, such as sophisticated THAAD missile defence systems.

Russian Federation probe slips out of Trump's control

The surprise announcement to hand the probe over to Mueller, a lawman with deep bipartisan respect, was a striking shift for Trump's Justice Department, which had resisted increasingly loud calls from Democrats for an outside prosecutor. 3 "Well, I respect the move but the entire thing has been a witch hunt and there is no collusion between, certainly, myself and my campaign and I can always speak for myself and the Russians - zero".

Trump huddled with lawyers after Mueller appointment

Flynn. Trump reportedly told the officials he was not under investigation. He also said that "the Russian Federation thing" had been a factor in his decision, later calling Comey a "showboat", a "grandstander", and a "real nut job".

Nigeria Says Too Soon to Close Camps for Boko Haram's Displaced

Addressing a news conference at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja yesterday, Gen. Enenche said the allegations were false. "Corrupt military officials have been able to benefit from the conflict through the creation of fake defence contracts, the proceeds of which are often laundered overseas in the UK, US and elsewhere".

Is Jared Kushner a person of interest in the Trump-Russia investigation?

President Donald Trump told Russian diplomats last week his firing of "nut job" James Comey had eased the pressure on him, even as the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation had moved into the White House, according to reports that pursued the President as he began his maiden foreign trip.

UK PM May's Conservatives lead Labour by 13 points: Opinium poll

But the Prime Minister fought back by saying that a shadow cabinet row over the renewal of Britain's Trident nuclear deterrent showed that Mr Corbyn could not be trusted to defend the country. Although Mr Corbyn's party trailed Tories - on 46% - by 12 points, it matched Labour's best rating in a mainstream poll this year and added weight to the idea that its campaign is winning over voters.

Trump tells Russians Comey was 'nut job,' firing took pressure off

The scope of the investigation expanded after reports that Trump might have pressured former FBI Director James Comey to drop the agency's investigation into Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser. "I am hopeful that [Comey] will clarify for the American people recent events that have been broadly reported in the media", said Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), the chairman of the committee.

U.S. democracy 'under assault by Donald Trump' after James Comey firing

And when he was asked, "Internally, from the president?" Critics have assailed Mr Trump for abruptly dismissing Mr Comey just as the agency is investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. "They've been vetted over their lifetime essentially, but very well known, highly respected, really talented people". All copies of any possible recordings the White House has related to the dinner between US President Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Comey from January 27 dinner need ...

Trump says ties with Bahrain won't be strained anymore

On Sunday, Trump and the king were to join more than 50 regional leaders for meetings focused on combating the Islamic State group and other extremists. The president was to give the signature speech of his trip, an address that aides view as counter to Obama's 2009 speech in Egypt to the Muslim world.

Man recounts taking down Times Square driver

She heard screaming. Fearing the auto would hit her, she ran to a nearby building's revolving door. The auto eventually came to a halt after Mr Rojas crashed into a pole on 45th street, near Broadway. A United States man who was behind the wheel of the vehicle that barrelled through pedestrians in Times Square told police he had been smoking marijuana laced with PCP, according to a criminal complaint.

Donald Trump receives top civilian medal from Saudi king

Some have already commentated that Donald Trump is an unusual choice to deliver such a message but for now, Saudi officials are giving him the benefit of the doubt. National oil giant Saudi Aramco was also expected to sign $ 50 billion of deals with us companies on Saturday, part of a drive to diversify the kingdom's economy beyond oil exports, Aramco's chief executive Amin Nasser said.

US diplomat hints at possible talks with Iranian counterpart

A White House officials said Saturday that "this package of defense equipment and services support the long-term security of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region in the face of Iranian threats". "We will continue to judge Iran based on its deeds, and we will continue to base our policy vis-a-vis Iran based on Iran's deeds". The United States and other critics in the West accuse Tehran of sponsoring worldwide terrorism and destabilizing the region, and Iran is still targeted by USA sanctions over ...

Bangladesh PM Hasina likely to meet Trump in Riyadh

The visit kicked off an ambitious worldwide debut for Trump. After two days of meetings here, Trump will travel to Israel, have an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican and meet with allies at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels and the Group of 7 powerful nations in Sicily.

Federal Bureau of Investigation chief was a nut job, Trump told Russian Federation

The New York Times cited a document summarizing the White House meeting Trump held with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russia's ambassador to Washington in the Oval Office the day after he fired FBI Director James Comey. The President also reiterated that he was not personally under investigation. But GOP lawmakers have grown increasingly anxious since Trump fired Comey, who had been leading the bureau's probe - and after Comey associates said he had notes from a meeting in ...

Cloud Computing Rallies to Win the 142nd Preakness Stakes

Was he in position to stop the Derby victor? Meanwhile, Castellano rode the ideal race and his horse got the flawless trip. "I think he really came in here and knew it was game time , and he was ready to go", Pletcher said. It was just the dark brown colt's fourth career start, the fewest of any horse in the race, and only his second win . Cloud Computing ($17.30) was one of five fresh horses in the Preakness who didn't run two weeks ago in the Derby.