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Author: 0 Trump faces fallout over Comey appeal, intelligence sharing

Turley weighed in on the report that FBI Director James Comey wrote a memo in which he accused Trump of asking him to shut down the investigation into Michael Flynn. "And people who are going to promote the president's policies rather than undermine them - he needs to put those people in place", he added. Comey's memo, an apparent effort to create a paper trail of his contacts with the White House, would be the clearest evidence to date that the president has tried to influence the ...

Author: 0 James Comey's dismissal: Differing accounts from Trump officials

An FBI official cited by NBC News on Thursday called Trump's account "not correct". Just 13 percent of Republican voters and Republican-leaning voters said the same. However, the White House subsequently conceded it was Trump's own decision and that he had been wanting to let him go since his election. "It's always the president's decision", Spicer said.

Author: 0 New Miss USA says health care a 'privilege' not a 'right'

We are just as tough as men. Miss New Jersey Chhavi Verg , of Edison, was the first runner-up. Representing the District of Columbia-and heralded as "one of the most intelligent contestants in recent memory"-McCullough also shared her thoughts on feminism during the course of the competition".

Author: 0 Senator says Flynn hasn't responded to subpoena

Richard Burr of North Carolina. Earlier, Burr had said Flynn's lawyers say Flynn would not honor that subpoena. The decision comes as no surprise, legal experts say, given that Flynn would be waiving his constitutional protection against self-incrimination by turning over personal documents to the committee.

Author: 0 Labour's ratings boosted in new poll

Another, called Jim, suggested that she might face more of a challenge than expected in the June 8 general election after the launch of Labour's manifesto. "This is a program of hope". "The Labour Party campaign has outshone the Tories' comfortably". In a telephone interview with POLITICO , the Unite leader pinned the blame for Labour's struggles on the media's "constant attack" on Corbyn, internal party divisions, and on public support for Prime Minister Theresa May "jumping on the ...

Author: 0 BC minority could have major implications for Alberta

Christy Clark told reporters on Tuesday that she'd met with the lieutenant-governor and been asked to continue on as Wednesday, and that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had called to congratulate her. Forty-four seats are needed for a majority. Campaign manager Aldous Perl added, "We ran a really positive campaign ..." "In his short time he's been leader, he has transformed the image of the Green Party and we'll have to see whether the first-past-the-post puts a brake on whatever momentum he ...

Author: 0 North Korea ferry service docks in Russia on inaugural trip

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida has expressed concern to Russian Federation over the ferry service starting up at a time when North Korea is subject to sanctions over its repeated nuclear and missile tests in defiance of U.N. A regular cargo-passenger service connects the ports of Russian Federation and North Korea for the first time. Russia, especially the port of Vladivostok, is home to one of the largest overseas communities of North Koreans, who send home much-needed hard currency.

Author: 0 Four Killed, Eight Wounded in Military Training Accident in South China Sea

It has the capability to discover, identify and attack enemy combat divers. It noted that the South China Sea issue was discussed and officials were encouraged that, for the past few months, there have been no major disruptions and the situation in the area and region has become relatively more stable.

World Top prospect Mohamed Bamba chooses to attend Texas
Author: 0 Top prospect Mohamed Bamba chooses to attend Texas

On Saturday morning, Duke received a commitment from Jordan Tucker, a small forward ranked among the top 50 recruits in this class. Even if Bamba jumps to the pros after one year, he will help the Longhorns push up the Big 12. "I saw his footwork improve". The Texas basketball program is going to be one to watch during the 2017-18 season. With a 7'9 wingspan, Bamba has been measured with longer arms than any player now in the National Basketball Association.

World Macron's prime minister: like-minded
Author: 0 Macron's prime minister: like-minded

But his year-old party faces a strong challenge from the losers of the presidential election, with the Republicans, Le Pen's National Front, the hard-left France Insoumise ( France Unbowed) and centre-left Socialists all plotting revenge.

World Head in the clouds: Dutch king was guest pilot for 21 years
Author: 0 Head in the clouds: Dutch king was guest pilot for 21 years

Making the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines a truly royal service, the Dutch King Willem-Alexander revealed that he flew planes as a co-pilot often with the airlines. He said: 'Before September 11, the cockpit door was open. As a co-pilot, he is also not required to give his name when speaking. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, second from left, signs the Act of Abdication next to Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands during a ceremony at the Royal ...

World Comey furious over Trump team's smear campaign - and he's prepared to respond
Author: 0 Comey furious over Trump team's smear campaign - and he's prepared to respond

Democrats have accused the Republican president of trying to dent the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe by firing Comey, and have called for a special counsel to investigate the Russian Federation issue. The resulting media chaos reportedly threw the White House into turmoil, as aides and surrogates worked to craft a message around the president's evolving statements to the media.

Author: 0 Michael Noonan to retire

The Cork South Central TD, who is now the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, is expected to contest the election to become leader of the Fine Gael party with the Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar; an announcement is expected from Minister Varadkar later today.

World Turkey demands US fire envoy in spat over Syrian Kurds
Author: 0 Turkey demands US fire envoy in spat over Syrian Kurds

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan used his meeting with Trump in Washington on Tuesday to personally urge the US leader to rethink the alliance with the Kurdish fighters. stand in contrast to the First Amendment rights and principles we work tirelessly to protect each and every day", the statement said. Erdogan, speaking to a group of business leaders in Istanbul, said he told the United States that Turkey would "exercise its rights under the rules of engagement", without consulting ...

World Israel Was Source Of Information Revealed By Trump
Author: 0 Israel Was Source Of Information Revealed By Trump

Ron Dermer , the Israelli ambassador to the United States, said in a statement that Israel "has full confidence in our in our intelligence-sharing relationship with the United States and looks forward to deepening that relationship in the years ahead under President Trump".

Author: 0 Xi elaborates on inspiration behind Belt and Road Initiative

Other governments welcome Chinese investment in a region that the Asian Development Bank says needs to spend US$7 trillion this decade on ports, railways and other trade-related facilities to keep their economies growing. The MEA also said "We have been urging China to engage in a meaningful dialogue". "All these (developments) show that the Belt and Road initiative responds to the trend of the times, conforms to the law of development, and meets the people's interests", it said.

World Intel sharing at heart of US, Europe talks on laptop ban
Author: 0 Intel sharing at heart of US, Europe talks on laptop ban

This follows yesterday's four-hour meeting of top officials and experts in Brussels, including Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos, European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc and a USA delegation led by Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke.

World Australian wage growth likely to stay subdued for some time
Author: 0 Australian wage growth likely to stay subdued for some time

It indicated this week it would look at both the housing market and employment growth as guides to the outlook for interest rates, which have been on hold since August a year ago. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says Australians are not getting enough work. South Australia's unemployment rate spiked despite the state also recording the biggest decrease in the participation rate - down 0.2 per cent.

World U.S. strikes Syria militia threatening U.S.-backed forces
Author: 0 U.S. strikes Syria militia threatening U.S.-backed forces

We are not increasing our role in the Syrian civil war". "And that is a coalition element made up of more than just United States troops, and so we will defend ourselves (if) people take aggressive steps against us". The US didn't exactly mince words about the brushback pitch. Control of Hama province is divided between the government, rebel forces and IS, which is present mostly in the east of the area.

Author: 0 5 things to know about French president-elect Emmanuel Macron

The US political establishment gave a broad welcome Monday to France's election of Emmanuel Macron, taking a cue from President Donald Trump who had kept his distance from Marine Le Pen despite his supporters' enthusiasm for her. Obama's Republican successor sent out an ebullient tweet about Macron's win 82 minutes after the results were announced Sunday, saying "I look very much forward to working with him!" Macron's optimistically named "En Marche!" Macron has promised that half of those ...

World Brexit: April retail sales beat expectations as United Kingdom consumer spending remains resilient
Author: 0 Brexit: April retail sales beat expectations as United Kingdom consumer spending remains resilient

Sterling was 0.1 percent lower at $1.2962 by 0737 GMT, after again testing the $1.30 mark on Wednesday. Average prices slowed slightly in April, falling from 3.3% in March to 3.1%. That may be starting to limit pricing power for retailers, as annual increases in shop prices slowed to 3.1 per cent from 3.3 per cent. Excluding auto fuel, retail sales climbed 4.5 percent, following March's 2.8 percent increase.

Author: 0 About Those 18 Undisclosed Meetings The Trump Campaign Had With The Russians

Mueller's broad mandate gives him not only oversight of the Russian Federation probe, but also "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation". The other 12 calls, emails, or texts concerned themes such as U.S. -Russia cooperation, according to the sources who spoke to Reuters . Flynn's records of this meeting have since been subpoenaed by the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Author: 0 Cornyn says he will stay in Senate, won't be FBI director

Cornyn had been on the shortlist to replace fired FBI Director James Comey. The petition cited the senator's support of "discriminatory policies and politicians" such as voting in favor of voter ID laws, constitutional ban of same-sex marriage and approving the appointment of U.S.