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Acting FBI head disputes White House claim Comey had lost staff support

In testimony before the Senate intelligence committee, acting Federal Bureau of Investigation director Andrew McCabe promised to tell the panel of any White House meddling into the agency's probe into possible collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. [Full Article...]

Man charged with killing two doctors in Boston penthouse

Man charged with killing two doctors in Boston penthouse Prosecutors said Monday that officers were responding to a report of an intruder with a gun on Friday. "There is no evidence at this stage of the investigation that there is any relationship between them", Conley said. His arraignment is scheduled for early Monday afternoon at Tufts Medical Center. Teixeira's ex-girlfriend, who remains anonymous, told the Boston Globe that he unexpectedly ... [Full Article...]

Climate envoys meet in Bonn despite Trump threat over Paris deal

Climate negotiators are now meeting in Bonn to start drafting a guide for member countries to carry out the accord. Bannon and Pruitt are said to be among those arguing for a tougher line, keeping with campaign promises and rejecting global agreements that tie the hands of USA industry. [Full Article...]

Michael Flynn Under New Probe For Undisclosed Ties To Russia

Michael Flynn Under New Probe For Undisclosed Ties To Russia Cummings also says that the DIA's account of its discussions with Flynn about his Russia trip contradicts what the former general said through his lawyer earlier this week , Cummings said, when the retired general's attorney alleged that Flynn had "followed appropriate procedures for accepting foreign funds for his trip to Moscow in December 2015 when he dined with Russian President Vladimi... [Full Article...]

England drawn with France and Argentina

Reigning champions New Zealand have been pitted against South Africa and Italy in Pool B , while England have France and Argentina for company in their five-team group. South Africa's slump to seventh in the world rankings means they face the All Blacks for the first time in the pool stage of a World Cup but the Springboks will fancy their chances of getting past Italy and going through. [Full Article...]

Lai pleads guilty to accepting nearly $1 million in bribes

Co-conspirator #3 - a high-ranking official with the Olympic Council of Asia, and an official with the Kuwait Football Association - offered money, if Lai needed it. Richard Lai , 55, pleaded guilty to wire fraud conspiracy charges before U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen in Brooklyn, according to U.S. prosecutors. [Full Article...]

Deputy Attorney General whose recommendation led to Comey's firing 'threatened to resign'

The FBI has been in turmoil", Mr Trump told NBC in his first interview since his abrupt firing on Tuesday of Mr Comey, who was leading an investigation into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 United States presidential election and possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and Moscow. [Full Article...]

Did Sessions break recusal vow in helping fire Comey?

Did Sessions break recusal vow in helping fire Comey? Kathleen Clark, a law professor at Washington University School of Law, went even farther, saying that Sessions should recuse entirely from the hiring process - not just because the next director will take charge of the Russian Federation investigation, but because Trump, in his letter firing Comey on Tuesday, referenced the investigation. [Full Article...]

Mamata greets people on Shab-e-Barat

Mamata greets people on Shab-e-Barat According to Islamic traditions, the night of Shab-e-Barat, falling between Thursday (today) and Friday, is considered the night of huge blessings and accountability when Allah Almighty bestows His creations countless blessings and also decides about lives and deaths coming in the following year till the next Shab-e-Barat. [Full Article...]

Pentagon chief Mattis questions Syria 'Safe Zones'

Pentagon chief Mattis questions Syria 'Safe Zones' According to the deal, the areas will be surrounded by "security zones" with checkpoints and observation centres "ensured by the forces of the guarantors by consensus". Russian Federation has presented a draft U.N. Security Council resolution endorsing safe or "de-escalation" zones in Syria , but Defense Secretary James Mattis cautioned Monday that the proposal leaves many questions unanswered. [Full Article...]

Yates to testify on Michael Flynn's Russian Federation contacts

Yates to testify on Michael Flynn's Russian Federation contacts The highly anticipated hearing - it is Yates's first appearance on Capitol Hill since her firing in January - is expected to fill in key details in the chain of events that led to the ouster of Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, in the early weeks of the administration. [Full Article...]

UK Labour's draft election manifesto leaked

Andrew Gwynne, Labour's national campaigns co-ordinator, denied the document was the party's manifesto. Labour's launch plans were thrown into disarray by the leak of a draft version of the document to national newspapers. Immigration - abandon rules stopping British citizens bringing in non-European spouses. That "minimum income threshold" will be dropped, and replaced with a new obligation ... [Full Article...]

Trump's 'Off-the-Cuff' NBC Interview Reportedly Creates 'Dour' Mood in White House

There's also reports that suggest Trump officials were under the impression that there would be no photographs released to the public by either government. "It is ridiculous to say that an ambassador can't meet with the President as part of a visit from a foreign minister. It's standard practice", the official said. [Full Article...]

Trump calls Comey a 'showboat,' denies colluding with Russian Federation

Trump's comments to NBC News shed new light on the question of what Trump has said to Comey while the FBI investigates possible coordination between Trump associates and Russian operatives seeking to meddle with last year's presidential election. [Full Article...]

Trump and the pravda: The conflicting Comey cover-up

Ryan, who waited almost 24 hours to comment on Trump's firing of Comey, said in an interview on Fox News Wednesday evening that the decision didn't concern him. It gets worse. According to well-sourced reports, Trump, furious about the Russian Federation investigation, decided he wanted Comey gone days ago - and tasked Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions with reverse-engineering a cause. [Full Article...]

Acting FBI director defends Comey, insists Russian Federation investigation unaffected by firing

Instead, the committee got Andrew G. McCabe, the Comey deputy who took over leadership of the bureau after Trump abruptly fired Comey as the FBI director on Tuesday afternoon. Comey earlier this week, the decision was met with an outcry from Congressional Democrats. "Any investigation that was taking place on Monday is still taking place today", she said . [Full Article...]

South Korea's Progressive New President Is Open to Visiting Pyongyang

President Xi Jinping reached out to Moon, who lost his previous presidential bid against Park, following the announcement of his victory. "I will also devise a basis for resolving North Korean nuclear issues", said Jae-in. But his scope for maneuver will be limited, analysts say. For starters, the world is a very different place now than it was in 1997. Since June, North Korea has broadcast ... [Full Article...]

GOP health care bill moves on, for now

Republicans have promised to repeal ACA since its 2010 enactment, and the House voted more than 50 times on various repeal measures in the past half dozen years. Mike Coffman, who sits in a district Clinton won, said in his statement explaining his decision. "But it does require some courage to champion the vulnerable, and the sick and the infirm". [Full Article...]

Yemen strongman Saleh open to negotiations with Saudi Arabia

Yemen strongman Saleh open to negotiations with Saudi Arabia Andrew Smith from the Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) told Middle East Eye that politicians should commit to ending arms sales if it wishes to "do what is in the best interests of the Saudi Arabia". We gain from that relationship. "But Saudi Arabia, equally, is entitled to defend itself". "Every arms export application is very carefully looked at and judged by our criteria, some of the to... [Full Article...]

US Media Complain About Russian 'Access' to Trump-Lavrov Meeting

US Media Complain About Russian 'Access' to Trump-Lavrov Meeting President Donald Trump could meet with Vladimir Putin's top diplomat at the White House on Wednesday, a USA official and a person with knowledge of the plans said, describing what would be the highest level, face-to-face contact with Russian Federation of the American leader's young presidency. [Full Article...]


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