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FBI chief was a nut job, Trump told Russia

Donald Trump has flat out said to both Lester Holt and the Russian foreign minister that he fired Comey because of the Russia investigation, so hopefully they don't spend too much time on that. Comey, who headed the FBI's now-criminal investigation into the same events, declined to do so. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reportedly informed members of Congress of this on Friday, according to McClatchy .

Trump basks in lavish Saudi welcome, escaping troubles in D.C.

President Donald Trump won a warm reception in Saudi Arabia on Saturday but struggled to shift attention from the political firestorm over his firing of former FBI Director James Comey. It was a more favourable welcome than had been granted previous year to Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, who was seen in the Arab kingdom as soft on Iran and hesitant on Syria.

Trump again suggests ending White House briefings, won't commit to Spicer

After an early-morning tweetstorm in which he addressed inconsistencies between his statements and those of his surrogates by suggesting the cancellation of "all future press briefings", President Donald Trump reiterated the threat in an interview Friday afternoon.

Palestinians call for boycott of Pizza Hut for 'mocking hunger strike'

What little media coverage there is has not answered the fundamental questions of "Who are these prisoners?" and "Why are they on a hunger strike?" Brands Inc., did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Currently, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians are not allowed to build schools or football pitches because they live in or near 60 percent of the West Bank that is under Israeli military control and that is slated for settlement expansion.

Trump scandals no issue for Saudi: minister

Trump says during a meeting with the Emir of Kuwait on Sunday that he'll hold a news conference in two weeks to discuss the battle against the Islamic State group. The kingdom's ruling family grew deeply frustrated with former President Barack Obama's detente with Iran and his restrained approach to the conflict in Syria.

Sharif to leave for S Arabia today, could meet Trump

On visits earlier this year, British Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel also shunned head coverings. Trump also held meetings with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and his government, including the powerful Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Severe weather outbreak predicted in Oklahoma, Kansas

Walker visited a trailer park near the city of Chetek on Wednesday afternoon where one male resident was killed and 25 people were injured Tuesday night. The Wisconsin tornado was a huge swath of the Plains and Upper Midwest threatening a severe weather. The thunderstorm continued to move east-northeast through Rusk County with many reports of damage.

California Lawmaker Calls on Trump to Resign - Or Be Impeached

Pawar then said that the council in Chicago should call on the House to support a resolution that leads to the impeachment of Trump. ADAM SCHIFF: The country has to believe that the seriousness of the conduct is such that this president can not continue in office.

Fox host says she's in talks to replace Spicer

Popular Video SNL is not a fan of the Trump administration, and it shows with every new skit they produce. No, he just gets beat up by these people, and again you know they don't show the 90 questions that they asked and answered properly. Guilfoyle had been in the running for the job after the presidential election, but lost out to Spicer, the former spokesman for the Republican National Committee.

Bitdefender blocks WannaCry ransomware attack

Updating your operating system through timely updates is also good practice because it will keep you one step ahead in protecting your system from an impending attack. "There's a lot of older Windows products out there that are "end of life" and nobody's bothered to take them out of service", said Cynthia Larose, a cybersecurity expert at the law firm of Mintz Levin.

Saudi King Confident Trump Can Solve Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Foreign Minister Says

Trump said Sunday he would accept an invitation made by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi to visit Egypt. Trump said the visit would happen before long. Poll results showed on Saturday that Iranians had emphatically re-elected President Hassan Rouhani, architect of Iran's still-fragile detente with the West.

North Korea fires another missile

In February, North Korea used a launcher truck to fire a midrange solid-fuel missile it calls the Pukguksong-2 (Polaris-2), a land-based version of a submarine-launched missile the country revealed earlier. Pyongyang celebrated last week's test, saying the missile dubbed a Hwasong-12 was sacked at a high trajectory and demonstrated the ability to carry a heavy nuclear warhead at long distances.

Trump addresses radical Islam in speech in Saudi Arabia

Along with the U.S., the participants include Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. White House adviser Dina Powell tells reporters that a memorandum of understanding signed by the U.S. Trump's daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner were also travelling as part of the presidential entourage. According to Associated Press he will say: "This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects or different civilizations".

Russian foreign minister denies talking about Comey with Trump

The president did not announce his pick for Federal Bureau of Investigation director before leaving Friday on his first foreign trip. The move perplexed committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., who vowed to bring Comey before the committee nonetheless to testify as part of their probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 elections, including potential ties between the Trump campaign and Kremlin officials.

Why Macron Won The French Presidential Race

Independent, pro-European Union centrist Emmanuel Macron has won the French presidency after defeating the far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen. Legislative elections are scheduled for June. His En Marche! (Onward!) party, formed a year ago, will have to attract a sizable swath of parliamentary seats to carry out Macron's centrist vision.

Trump to address Muslim world in speech against terror

Though during the campaign he repeatedly stressed the need to say the words "radical Islamic terrorism" - and criticized his opponent, Hillary Clinton, for not doing so - that phrase is not included in the draft. Legislation aimed at restricting travel from several Muslim-majority countries is now the subject of litigation in the U.S. courts. His attempt early in his presidency to ban people from seven Muslim-majority nations has been blocked by the courts.

Trump to speak of need to confront Islamic extremism in Saudi visit

During a ceremony at the grand Saudi Royal Court, the king awarded Trump the Collar of Abdulaziz al Saud, the theocracy's highest civilian honor. President Donald Trump is joining with leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council in an effort to counter the financing of terrorism.

Maharashtra Legislature Special Session On Goods And Services Tax From Today

We do hope the Government will continue to extend the prevailing tax benefits for greener technologies which are purely based on the fuel efficiency and eco-friendliness. Though a chairmen's meeting has been fixed for next week, TAI has been advised to wait and see the official schedule as well as the quantum of tax the GST council finalizes for lottery before deciding its future course.

North Korea Tests Another Missile in Latest Provocation by Kim

North Korea Sunday test-fired a ballistic missile, the latest in a series of launches which have sparked global condemnation and threats of tougher United Nations sanctions. The launch comes a week after the North successfully tested a new midrange missile experts say may one day be capable of reaching Alaska or Hawaii.

Tillerson says he hopes Rouhani ends Iran missile program in new term

President Donald Trump walks with Saudi King Salman during a welcome ceremony at the Royal Terminal of King Khalid International Airport, Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Riyadh. Tillerson also urged Rouhani to restore to Iranians the "freedom of speech and organisation". Following the missile strike, the spokesman of the Yemeni army said that the attack conveyed a clear and important message that "we are all ready to respond" to the aggression.

Turkish official: US arming Kurds 'unacceptable'

Two U.S. defense officials tell NBC News that President Donald Trump has approved a plan to arm the Syrian Kurdish militia - an important U.S. ally in Syria in the fight against ISIS. Otherwise, the outcome won't only affect Turkey. In this Tuesday, May 9, 2017 photo, Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, sits at a helicopter gunship, during a visit at IDEF'17, the International Defence Industry Fair in Istanbul, Turkey.

Deputy AG Stands by Comey Memo

Mr. Trump's dismissal of the Federal Bureau of Investigation director in the middle of a politically charged probe over alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election has roiled his young administration. Trump has cited Rosenstein's memo on Comey as contributing to his decision to fire him, while Democrats have criticized Rosenstein for agreeing to write it.

Family writes to PMO; demands CBI probe — IAS officer's death

The state government, it may be recalled, has set up a apecial investigation team (SIT) to probe the death of IAS officer Anurag Tiwari. He said the body has been sent for postmortem to ascertain the exact cause of his death. He had an injury mark on his chin and bloodstains below his nose. The media has been putting up a story that the officer had a fight with his wife.

Five arrested in connection with Mathura jewellers' murder

Two gang members were injured in the encounter. While two traders- Vikas and Megh Agarwal- two others were injured in the incident. Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister and Mathura MLA Shrikanth Sharma yesterday said that the accused would soon be put behind bars.

Five arrested in connection with Mathura traders' murder

Concerned over security issues post the murder of two jewellers, the state association of jewellers had raised their voices to the authorities. A top cop claimed that some jewellery was found lying on roads after the incident and they were handed over to the victim's family members.

USA and Saudi Arabia agree $110bn arms deals

It will be supervised by the US President and King Salman bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud or their authorized representatives. US President Donald Trump signed the biggest arms deal in the history of US on the first day of his visit to Saudi Arabia.

Turkey: Man detained on US plane just wanted 1st class seat

Airport police determined he had been drinking, but he did not meet the criteria for being drunk in public, LAX police said. American Airlines says its flight attendants played a key role in handling a disturbance on a Hawaii-bound flight to ensure the safety of those on board.

Trump, Cabinet members join in traditional Saudi sword dance

Accompanying her husband on his first worldwide trip, Mrs Trump stepped off Air Force One conservatively dressed in long sleeves and pants to conform to the strict dress code that Saudi Arabia enforces for its female citizens. The package includes tanks, combat ships, missile defense systems, radar and communications, and cybersecurity technology. The State Department said the agreement could support "tens of thousands of new jobs in the United States".

Deals signed in Saudi Arabia 'lead to tremendous investments'

Instead, Mrs. Trump's below-the-shoulder brown hair blew freely in the breeze at King Khalid International Airport in the capital city of Riyadh. "That was a tremendous day. Other world leaders have similarly participated in the ardah. It has been touted as a major event - along the lines of a landmark address to the Islamic world given by Obama in Cairo in 2009.

Fox News Host Says She's in Talks to Become White House Spokeswoman

Guilfoyle on Monday wished Mr Spicer well. In December, prior to Spicer's appointment for the position, reports surfaced that Guilfoyle was one of the top candidates for the job and that she and Spicer, a former spokesperson for the Republican National Committee, might split the responsibilities.

North Korea hails 'defence science warriors' in grand parade

It is known to the entire world that the North Korea and the United States are not sharing a good bonding these days. The launch comes a day after North Korea said the USA was within strike range and claimed it has "all kinds of powerful means for annihilating retaliatory strikes".

Trump seeks 'reset' with Islamic world amid political tumult at home

And only a week after taking office, he signed an executive order to ban immigrants from seven countries - Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen - from entering the United States, a decision that sparked widespread protests at the nation's airports and demonstrations outside the White House.

May's Conservatives lead Labour by 13 points - Opinium poll

The poll follows a Business Insider / GfK poll published on Wednesday which showed Labour trailing the Conservatives by 20 points, but with Corbyn's approval numbers on the rise. Mrs May said that Britain "should be a leader" in policing the online world as she gave details of a crackdown on the way firms use personal data. "They would not be able to defend this country".

Andre Iguodala, Zaza Pachulia both questionable for Game 3

Davey/Pool via AP). San Antonio was leading 78-55 when Leonard exited, but Golden State went on a 16-0 run and has not looked back since the series-altering injury. "Luckily we had Kawhi who was going through the roof. It's just about us". Leonard, for his part, didn't sound overly optimistic Friday that he would be back for Game 3.

Trump tweets criticize naming of special counsel Mueller

According to Schmidt's report , Trump short-circuited what Comey considered to be the proper channels and etiquette by requesting information as to when it would be officially acknowledged that the president himself was not personally under investigation.