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Someone remind Donald Trump he is not above the law

In his first extended comments on the decision, which has prompted major controversy in Washington , Mr Trump yesterday criticised Mr Comey, calling him "a showboater" and "a grandstander" who had created turmoil at the bureau. Vice-president Mike Pence had also said Mr Trump had been following advice of the justice department. Trump also said that at the dinner, he and Comey discussed whether the U.S.

IMF tells eurozone to ease up on Greece over debt

The discussions on a debt sustainability agreement are "only just getting underway", and the fund still needs a "credible strategy" on the debt before taking the new loan package to the IMF board for approval, he said. The IMF is willing to forgo exact debt-relief details from Greece's European creditors, but wants at least a commitment to the scope of debt relief under consideration.

Mattis makes clear United States commitment to protecting Turkey

Sources said technicians at the dam had fled as fighting intensified in recent days, and on Thursday a fix team was on standby to enter and assess any damage to the structure after the SDF finished clearing mines laid by ISIL. Unnerved by the Kurdish advances along the border, Turkey sent troops into Syria past year to help allied Syrian forces battle IS and block the SDF. "We expect that this mistake is to be rectified", he said.

Wife of American detained in North Korea pleads for his release

There are no diplomatic relations between the United States and North Korea. A day in Pyongyang can easily be a day without sunshine, but up to 5,000 tourists arrive each year, and perhaps a thousand of them are intrepid Americans. The reported arrest of another "Mr Kim" - the North Korean man allegedly at the centre of the assassination plot - is more ominous. Four U.S. citizens are now thought to be in custody in North Korea.

German president meets Israeli PM in Jerusalem

The revised legislation appears to soften previous language that would give Jewish values prominence in law-making and judicial decisions. It has to pass several rounds of legislation in parliament for it to become law. Last direct US sponsored peace talks between Palestine and Israel stopped in April 2014, after nine months without reaching any breakthrough due to deep differences on the issue of settlements.

Grimsby's Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital IS affected — NHS cyber attack

It says any device using Windows is vulnerable to the ransomware. The NHS is investigating the hacking. All IT systems have been temporarily shut down. "There has been an alert relating to a massive ransomware attack on various organizations, which is affecting their Windows systems", Spain's National Cryptology Centre said in a statement , adding that a large number of firms had been hit.

Only 21 Percent of American Voters Approve of American Health Care Act

But those moves - while they may win consensus among Senate moderates - are unlikely to sit well with House conservatives. The American Health Care Act comes as Obamacare enters the last leg of its death spiral. Capito said her state faces a $500 million budget deficit this year and is in no shape to make up the difference. While only 16% of Republicans disapprove of the AHCA, a significant portion (36%) have no opinion, and less than a majority (48%) approve of it.

ASEAN states urge N Korea to comply with all intl. obligations

China says almost the entire South China Sea falls within its territory, with half a dozen other countries maintaining partially overlapping claims. Southeast Asian countries have altered a statement to be issued at Saturday's ASEAN summit to include references to militarization and island-building in the South China Sea, the latest draft shows, in a move likely to frustrate Beijing.

Cyber attack disrupting NHS was int'l: British PM

Kaspersky Lab said its team has confirmed additional infections in additional countries, including Ukraine and India. Another map provided by Malware Intel also shows attacks in Quebec and Ontario. "A hacker group called ShadowBrokers has stolen Equation Group's hacking tools and has publicly released them", Avast said in a blog post . In many cases, the senior official said, the attacks have been successful because they are against pirated or unauthorized copies of Microsoft Windows, ...

In Interview, Trump Calls Comey 'Showboat,' Denies Colluding With Russia

But a president can not suddenly, for no good reason, dismiss an FBI director who has the president's campaign under investigation. McCabe testified at an annual Senate hearing that reviews security threats around the globe. The person Comey requested the information from was the deputy attorney general, Rod J Rosenstein, the same man who wrote the memo "recommending" Comey be fired.

Stoke out to upset Arsenal's Champions League hopes

Martin Keown has heralded Arsene Wenger's new playing system as the secret behind the Gunners' recent upturn in form. Arsenal is making a traditional late-season charge in a bid to seal a top-four finish, with this fourth win in its last five league games lifting Wenger's side above Manchester United and into fifth place.

Ransomware attack: What you need to know

When asked to confirm that Wana Decryptor has struck in the US, and at what scale, Acting Deputy Press Secretary Scott McConnell did not provide specifics. After the attack left medical providers in the United Kingdom scrambling to deliver vital services either without using computers or with machines that limped through the day, the U.S.

United States intelligence chief calls N. Korea potentially 'existential' threat to US

Last weekend authorities detained a USA citizen on suspicion of planning " hostile acts " against the state. The security ministry has vowed to "ferret out" anyone involved in the alleged plot, which it called "state-sponsored terrorism".

NHS services across England and Scotland hit by cyber-attack

The malicious software has infected more than 75,000 computers in 99 countries worldwide on Friday, a lot of them concentrated in Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan, according to Dutch cyber security company Avast Software BV. "It is going to spread far and wide within the internal systems of organizations - this is turning into the biggest cybersecurity incident I've ever seen", UK-based security architect Kevin Beaumont said.

Trump to meet top Russian diplomat at the White House

Tillerson and Lavrov are scheduled to meet Wednesday to discuss Ukraine, Syria and bilateral issues, the State Department announced Monday. The men shook hands in front of the cameras as reporters tried to ask questions. Despite the lack of clarity, the possibility of a meeting between Trump and Lavrov would in itself be a sign of some progress. In particular, the two are expected to discuss the "de-escalation zones" inside Syria that Russia, Iran, and Turkey agreed to create last week.

Trump Tweet Suggests His Conversations With Comey Might Have Been Recorded

Comey has not publicly discussed any conversations he has had with Trump . Meanwhile, the New York Times reported that Trump pressed Comey for a pledge of loyalty over dinner only a week after his inauguration, according to an account by two associates of the lawman.

Former Rep. Corrine Brown Found Guilty of Taking Funds from Fake Charity

Brown, who earned a master's degree from Florida A&M and another from the University of Florida, is perhaps best remembered by sports fans for a 2009 proclamation she made on the House floor when she attempted to congratulate the Gators football team's national championship victory.

Korea's new president to White House; N. Korea calls for 'new chapter'

China has protested against the deployment saying the system's powerful radar can probe deep into its territory, undermining is security, destabilizing the regional security balance and doing little to deter North Korea. "As the U.S. House of Representatives enacts more and more of these reckless hostile laws, the DPRK's efforts to strengthen nuclear deterrents will gather greater pace, beyond anyone's imagination", the committee said, referring to North Korea by the initials of its official ...

India cool on Beijing summit as "Silk Road" stirs unease

The key announcement before the summit regarded as prestigious by officials here for Xi's multi-billion dollar initiative. Since then, Beijing has stepped up efforts to get India to attend. "You reporters should focus on the theme of developing together, not what we (China) do with certain countries, because that could make other countries uncomfortable", said the official from the eastern province of Fujian.

Asks Donald Trump To Stay In The Paris Agreement

Three Jewish groups called on President Donald Trump to keep the United States as a signatory in the United Nations Paris climate change agreement. Spicer also said that Trump had been meeting with his team "extensively" to discuss the issue.

Major Ransomware Attack Sweeps Europe

Russian Federation appeared to be the hardest hit, according to security experts, with the country's Interior Ministry confirming it was struck. Russia, Taiwan and Spain appear to be those initially hit the hardest, but a map of the infections generated by MalwareTech shows the ransomware spreading to all populated continents, and numerous reports from security researchers indicate that WanaCrypt0r has also found its way into the US.

Officer Who Killed Walter Scott Pleads Guilty to Civil Rights Charge

In a state murder trial late past year, prosecutors used that video to claim that Slager's "first instinct after he cuffed the dead Walter Scott was to stage the scene". But Scott broke free and continued to run. "Scott was unarmed and running away when Scott fired eight shots at him". "We asked for justice, and we received justice", said Anthony Scott, the brother of Walter Scott .

Trump suggests 'good chance' for Mideast peace

Despite the lack of specifics, Abbas described his meeting with Trump as positive and said that "we build hopes on it". Trump says that "hopefully something terrific can come out between the Palestinians and Israel " and that "we've been working on that one a long time".

A close look at Trump's actions, statements and tweets on Comey

Former FBI Director James Comey has declined an invitation to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee next week. "That includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia's efforts", Comey said March 20, 2017 .

Police still questioning Whitehall terror suspect and six held in separate swoop

British police warned yesterday that the country was facing an "increased level of terrorist activity", the day after a man carrying knives was arrested near Parliament and a woman was shot in a separate police raid. "Due to these arrests that have been made yesterday, in both cases I believe we have contained the threats that they posed", he said. Police said the armed entry was necessary due to the nature of the intelligence they had received and involved officers firing CS gas.

North Korea wants South Korea to extradite spy chief

The previous Park Geun-Hye administration had introduced state-authored history textbooks at middle and high schools, arguing that some existing tomes reflected left-leaning and pro-North Korea ideologies. During his presidential campaign, Moon announced his plan to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, according to which South Korea would break out of the diplomacy and security crisis by taking the lead in pushing for North Korea's denuclearization.

Trump's meeting with Abbas begins

The source of Trump's optimism was not immediately apparent. "Let's see if we can find the solution", Trump said later during a luncheon with Abbas and his advisors. On Wednesday, Trump reiterated those comments. US President Donald Trump today expressed confidence that a peace deal could be reached between Israelis and Palestinians.

Comey fired: Why might Trump have axed Federal Bureau of Investigation chief?

As for the shifting version of events surrounding Comey's ouster, the president argued that he is too busy for his staff to know all that is going on and suggested he could cancel press briefings altogether. Members of Congress are already calling on Comey to testify again in front of the Senate. When Trump was pressed during a campaign conference last year about his ties to Russia, he said: "You know the closest I came to Russia, I bought a house a number of years ago in Palm Beach", ...

Despite protests, DeVos delivering Bethune-Cookman address

DeVos also accepted an honorary degree from the university. In the week and a half since the historically black university announced DeVos would be delivering the address, protest petitions drew thousands of signatures and calls for the school president's resignation have cropped up - as NPR's Anya Kamenetz laid out here .

Chelsea wins English Premier League after beating West Brom

It is believed that Inter Milan are sniffing around, and given that the Serie A club recently sacked head coach Stefano Poli, those rumours will only intensify. Conte said the drubbing by Arsenal, a game in which he switched to a three-at-the-back system midway through when his side trailed 3-0, was a turning point.

Pentagon: IS in Afghanistan leader killed in April raid

Abdul Hasib, who was responsible for ordering a string of deadly attacks in the country, died in the Nangarhar province on 27 April. Pentagon spokesman Capt. A military raid last month killed the head of the Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Sunday night. The head of ISIL in Afghanistan - believed to be the mastermind behind several high-profile attacks including an assault on a military hospital that claimed at least 50 lives - has been killed.

Moon thanks Modi for congratulations in Korean language

The prosecutors on Friday said outgoing South Korean National Intelligence Service (NIS) chief Lee Byung-ho and unnamed "masterminds in (the) CIA" are among those they intend to prosecute, North Korean state news agency KCNA reported. I will go to Beijing and Tokyo. The Trump administration has applied its policy of "maximum pressure and engagement", and put the heaviest amount of pressure on Pyongyang, although he recently mentioned the possibility of dialogue.

UNESCO votes to condemn Israeli occupation of Jerusalem

It further criticized Tel Aviv for carrying out "persistent excavations, tunneling, works and projects" in East Jerusalem al-Quds, particularly in and around the Old City. "Any action taken by Israel, the occupying power, to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration on the city of Jerusalem (al-Quds) are illegal and therefore null and void and have no validity whatsoever", it said.

I was going to fire Comey 'regardless,' he was a 'showboat'

The people recounting the behind-the-scenes activity spoke only on condition of anonymity to disclose private discussions. "Frankly, he'd been considering letting Director Comey go since the day he was elected", said White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders.

PM: Patient records 'not compromised' in NHS cyber attack

As the disruptions rippled through hospitals, doctors' offices and ambulance companies across Britain on Friday, the health service declared the attack as a "major incident", a warning that local health services could be overwhelmed by patients.