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Trump calls Russian Federation probe 'witch hunt', denies any collusion

Trump called talk of potential criminal charges or impeachment "totally ridiculous". He also said he thought that Comey's firing would be bipartisan. He offered new justifications for his decision Thursday, even while referring to the Rosenstein memo as "a very, very strong recommendation". No, said Democrats, suggesting that special counsel Robert Mueller may not be a truly independent invest... [Full Article...]

Toby Keith performing in Saudi Arabia for the first time this weekend

The Saudi and the American sides are expected to sign a host of political and economic agreements. The next day, Trump will spend time with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem, part of his effort to facilitate the end of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. [Full Article...]

Trump calls Russia probe 'single greatest witch hunt'

Earlier on Thursday, Trump tweeted , "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history! ". Mueller, a former federal prosecutor at the Justice Department, was confirmed as FBI director days before the September 11, 2001, attacks that would ultimately shape his tenure. [Full Article...]

McDonnell urges Labour supporters not to believe opinion polls

McDonnell urges Labour supporters not to believe opinion polls He went on to suggest that if Labour emerged with 200 seats - which would be about 30 fewer than Ed Miliband secured in 2015 - it would represent a "successful campaign" given the circumstances it found itself in. "I think there's a rumbling, a subterranean rumbling at the moment, where people are saying we want change". Last month, Theresa May said she would hold an early parliamentary election... [Full Article...]

Trump would have "maybe 10 mins" if North Korea attacked

Trump would have Since 2008, photographer Eric Lafforgue ventured to North Korea six times. DONALD Trump would have "maybe 10 minutes" to decide whether to launch a retaliatory strike against North Korea - should it ever fire a missile that's capable of reaching the U.S. [Full Article...]

Trump's first foreign trip has high stakes at each stop

Trump's first foreign trip has high stakes at each stop The AP also reported that Fox News's Bret Baier is set to address the same Twitter forum as Trump during his visit. Moreover, the president's oft-stated opposition to the 2015 Iran deal - and his sweeping aside Obama administration concerns about Saudi airstrikes on civilian targets in Yemen - has the Saudis willing to overlook Trump's strident language about Muslims during the presidential camp... [Full Article...]

S.Korea, Japan seek to lower tensions over 'comfort women'

S.Korea, Japan seek to lower tensions over 'comfort women' Japan believes that a 2015 accord inked between Tokyo and Seoul and the paying of 1 billion yen (8.98 million US dollars) past year to a South Korean fund to help former comfort women and their families as part of the deal would settle the matter. [Full Article...]

Flynn reportedly told Trump's transition team about investigation before inauguration

Flynn reportedly told Trump's transition team about investigation before inauguration Subsequent reports by the New York Times revealed that Trump had pressured Comey for loyalty and asked him to curtail the FBI's investigation . Despite knowing of the investigation, Trump appointed Flynn his first national security adviser. [Full Article...]

Senate Considering Tweaks To Medicaid Per-Capita Caps

Heart disease, cancer and alcohol abuse were other reasons that resulted in the denial of individual health care coverage, according to a list of so-called declinable medical conditions that insurers once used as a guide. The master of divert and pivot has taken us away from the debate about health care . Bill Hammond, the Empire Center's health policy director, said rising medical care... [Full Article...]

President Trump: I Didn't Ask Comey to Drop The Flynn Investigation

Trump is reacting to the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead the investigation after he fired FBI Director James Comey. "He wanted to make sure he could maintain independence and maintain ethical boundaries", the official said. [Full Article...]

1 killed, 22 injured in Times Square fatal auto incident

But according to the original September 23, 2012, arrest report, Rojas was arrested on Wonderwood Drive after a short chase, telling the officer "I beat the s - - out of that cab driver and I'll tell you why, he said I owed him $162". The NYPD later said Rojas was arrested and was being tested for alcohol. Rojas had been arrested at least twice previously for driving while intoxicated, once in 2... [Full Article...]

US imposes sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court

US President Donald Trump has described Venezuela's crisis as a "disgrace". "People don't have enough to eat". People made off with items including coffee, diapers, and cooking oil in the OPEC nation where a brutal economic crisis has made basic foods and medicine disappear from shelves. [Full Article...]

Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes died after fall in home

Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes died after fall in home Roger Ailes' unexpected death will likely complicate several pending lawsuits and a federal investigation into whether 21st Century Fox violated any securities laws in its handling of payments to women to resolve sexual harassment claims. In a series of messages, Fox News host Sean Hannity tweeted tributes to his onetime boss, saying he was "like a second father". On Thursday, the network initial... [Full Article...]

Death toll rises in Venezuelan protests against Maduro

Protesters staged sit-ins and roadblocks across Venezuela on Monday in a bid to pressure embattled President Nicolas Maduro to hold elections. Over the past month, almost daily demonstrations have resulted in violent and deadly clashes between the opposition and police. [Full Article...]

Trump Bashes Critics, Stresses Perseverance During School Speech

Trump Bashes Critics, Stresses Perseverance During School Speech Trump is traveling to Lynchburg, Va ., to give the commence address for the Class of 2017 at Liberty University. Liberty graduates more than 18,000 students this year; about 6,000 of them attended Saturday's ceremony. Trump said Comey is a "showboat" and "grandstander" who was sacked because he wasn't doing a good job. "America is better when people put their faith into action", the president... [Full Article...]

Steve Harvey's Ex-Wife Sues for $60M

Steve Harvey's Ex-Wife Sues for $60M The former couple, who were married for 16 years, have been embroiled in several ugly dramas since they finalised their divorce in 2005. She says she's been suicidal and has resorted to self-medicating herself in an effort to handle the aftermath of their highly publicized (and highly contentious) divorce battle. [Full Article...]

Trump aides knew Flynn was under investigation prior to inauguration

The Times earlier this week broke the story that former FBI Director James Comey wrote in a memo from his February 14 meeting with Trump that the president had urged him to end the Flynn investigation. Two days later, Trump left his surrogates out to dry when he stated he was determined to fire Comey "regardless of recommendation", and that he had considered "this Russian Federation thing" befor... [Full Article...]

No indication yet from Flynn on subpoena

That person spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss confidential details of the committee's investigation. What would happen if Flynn really were to ignore the committee's subpoena? Also Thursday, the House intelligence committee asked for more government documents about the ouster of FBI Director Jim Comey and conversations he had with President Donald Trump about the investigations in... [Full Article...]

Federal Budget 2017: Drug testing of dole recipients defended by Malcolm Turnbull

Federal Budget 2017: Drug testing of dole recipients defended by Malcolm Turnbull The government expects growth will increase from 1.75 percent in the current fiscal year to 2.75 percent next year. Economic nuts and bolts aside, there is big spending in infrastructure and education, while the $13 billion in so-called "zombie" measures from Joe Hockey's ill-fated 2014 budget - stymied by the Senate - have been dumped. [Full Article...]

Democrats seek impeachment of President Trump

Pic: ReutersNEW YORK/LONDON: Bettors on both sides of the Atlantic are ramping up wagers in niche online markets over whether Donald Trump will serve out a full term as US president in the wake of controversies surrounding the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey. [Full Article...]

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