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At hearing, attorney general denies improper Russia contacts

His testimony came just six days after James Comey , the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director, appeared before the same committee. Sessions responded that he had confidence in Mueller. Congress, meanwhile, has moved closer to cementing existing sanctions on Moscow, and imposing new ones for Russia's alleged interference in last year's election, among other issues. [Full Article...]

What exactly is the jury weighing in the Yanez case?

What exactly is the jury weighing in the Yanez case? Yanez, who pleaded not guilty, testified on Friday in Ramsey County District Court in St. Paul that Castile disregarded the officer's commands and began reaching for a firearm he had disclosed he had in his possession. Paulsen further argued that it would not have made sense for Castile to pull a gun on an officer. Paulsen relied on a PowerPoint presentation to articulate the major points of his... [Full Article...]

India, Pakistan join Shanghai pact despite bilateral tensions

According to Modi, the SCO will also be a powerful partner in the worldwide fight against terrorism. Prime minister Nawaz Sharif said the SCO gave the members states a platform for shared prosperity and connectivity and to overcome terrorism and extremism, poverty, unemployment, tackle climate change and water security. [Full Article...]

5 things we learned at Jeff Sessions' hearing

Sessions recused himself in March from a federal investigation into contacts between Russia and the Trump presidential campaign after acknowledging that he had met twice a year ago with the Russian ambassador to the United States. He said Comey lingered behind to "talk to the president". Attorney General Jeff Session , right, and Vice President Mike Pence attend a Cabinet meeting with Presiden... [Full Article...]

US attorney general to face questions on Comey firing, Russia

US attorney general to face questions on Comey firing, Russia The agency's response comes as Trump has been coy about whether any tapes exist of his private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey . A Justice Department official told CNN on Sunday that department officials expected the hearing would be closed but said the final decision was up to the Senate committee. [Full Article...]

Jeff Sessions Calls Russian Collusion Allegation an 'Appalling and Detestable Lie'

His testimony came just six days after James Comey , the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director, appeared before the same committee. Sessions , in his first public testimony on Capitol Hill since his January confirmation hearing, said that because he recused himself from the Russian Federation probe he "was never briefed" on the inquiry. [Full Article...]

Guards killed, two prisoners on the run

Guards killed, two prisoners on the run Thirty-one other inmates were on board the bus, which was heading to a diagnostic facility at the time the escape took place, and have provided assistance to investigators, officials said. Slade said authorities did not know where the inmates were heading Tuesday. They apparently overpowered the guards as they were being transported on a prison bus. [Full Article...]

Egyptian committee approves transfer of islands to Saudis

Egyptian committee approves transfer of islands to Saudis Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood yesterday rejected a demarcation agreement that has been signed between Cairo and Riyadh under which sovereignty for the two uninhabited Red Sea islands , Tiran and Sanafir, will be transferred to Saudi Arabia. [Full Article...]

Missile defense test successfully intercepts ICBM target

Missile defense test successfully intercepts ICBM target On Monday, Pynongyang conducted its ninth ballistic missile test of the year, adding to regional and USA concerns over the country's rogue programs that run afoul of several United Nations resolutions. North Korea warned Wednesday it was prepared to launch intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) at any time, as the USA successfully tested a system created to intercept them. [Full Article...]

Pentagon Under Fire For Delays in Drafting New Afghanistan War Strategy

Pentagon Under Fire For Delays in Drafting New Afghanistan War Strategy On Monday, Mattis told House lawmakers that military officials are taking a "regional approach" to the Afghanistan fight, and are in the final stages of presenting that plan to Trump. The U.S. -backed Afghan government has been fighting Taliban insurgents since then. The U.S. has about 9,800 troops in Afghanistan conducting counterterrorism operations against insurgents and training the Af... [Full Article...]

Maryland, DC attorneys general sue Trump over business ties

But the attorney General of the district of Columbia, Karl Racine and the attorney General of Maryland Brian Frosch believe that trump has broken his promise to stay out of private business. No state has accused a president of violating the emoluments clause. The attorneys general cite as examples of Trump breaching the clause reports that foreign governments and government-related... [Full Article...]

North says Kim supervised test of new anti-ship missile

The United Nations reported previous year that the North has around 300 drones, although other reports suggest that North Korea could have as many as 1,000 drones in its arsenal. The nation maintains that such weapons research is necessary to counter the United State's aggression, citing the presence of the aircraft carriers near its waters earlier this week. [Full Article...]

Trump heading to OH to talk infrastructure

Trump heading to OH to talk infrastructure And he thanked Saudi Arabia's King Salman for efforts to cut off funding for terrorist groups. ABC News has found that one of the deals finalized during Trump's trip two weeks ago - a claimed $110 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia - only secured $25 billion in its present state, with the remaining future sales not guaranteed. [Full Article...]

Iran kills mastermind behind Tehran attacks, arrests others

Iran kills mastermind behind Tehran attacks, arrests others IS released a video overnight of the five attackers before the assault, via its Amaq propaganda agency. One terrorist committed suicide by blowing himself up. Because the Islamic State did not touch any religious symbols, even though the mausoleum site is sacred for Iranians and many Shiites, the government might be able to control the reaction of the more ideological Iranian forces. [Full Article...]

Russian opposition leader jailed

Russian opposition leader jailed Many graduates of its prestigious university have left Russian Federation to work in the West. "My sister and I went to an anti-corruption rally". An Associated Press reporter saw at least three demonstrators detained on Tverskaya Street, a main thoroughfare leading from the Red Square area. [Full Article...]

AG Sessions In Hot Seat Before Senate Panel

As for his role in Mr Comey's sacking, Mr Sessions told senators that he and his second-in-command, Rod Rosenstein , had a "clear view. that we had problems there, and it was my best judgment that a fresh start at the Federal Bureau of Investigation was the appropriate thing to do". [Full Article...]

Rosenstein Says He Wouldn't Fire Special Counsel Mueller Without Good Cause

Rosenstein said he was also unaware of any "secret plan" to get rid of Mueller. "I am going to defend the integrity of that investigation", said Rosenstein. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii. Forewarned is forearmed. So perhaps the country is lucky that President Trump's allies have floated the possibility that he might fire special counsel Robert S. [Full Article...]

Dennis Rodman Says He's On 'Mission' To North Korea

University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier has been medically evacuated from North Korea in a coma after being detained for 17 months, his parents told The Washington Post on Tuesday. Fowle left a Bible in a local club hoping a North Korean would find it, which is considered a criminal offense in North Korea. North Korean authorities said they had security footage of him trying to steal a... [Full Article...]

Dazed golf great Tiger Woods struggles to walk in police arrest video

He initially told the officer he was coming from Los Angeles for a golf trip before changing his story and saying he didn't know where he was. The personal stylist was reportedly shopping at Neiman Marcus in Dallas when she heard about Woods' arrest . [Full Article...]

Sessions Says Suggestion He Colluded With Russia is "Appalling and Detestable Lie"

Wyden then attempted to shift away after the outburst, but Sessions pulled him back in for a sharp counter-punch. "I felt I was required to under the rules of the Department of Justice". Aram.... Sessions faced some tough questions from Senators... what did he have to say? Attorney General Jeff Sessions didn't answer a number of questions from senators during his testimony on Tuesday - but... [Full Article...]


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