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Author: 0 Former FBI Director James Comey agrees to testify before Senate Intel Committee

Mr. Comey, who was abruptly fired last week by President Trump , has become the focus of allegations that the president was interfering in the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of collusion with Russian Federation. Mueller III, a respected former F.B.I. director who served under former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. "We're extremely disappointed in James Comey's decision not to testify voluntarily before the Judiciary Committee", said Chairman Chuck Grassley and the ...

World Tuesday Group chair MacArthur resigns amid health deal fallout
Author: 0 Tuesday Group chair MacArthur resigns amid health deal fallout

MacArthur is a friend and colleague and remains "a valued member of the group", Dent said , adding he has nothing else to say about the matter. The Tuesday Group, a coalition of " centrist " Republicans in the House, took a hard-line against the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in March, proving a formidable obstacle for President Donald Trump's administration in passing Obamacare reform.

World Moon urges both talks and sanctions to rein in N Korea
Author: 0 Moon urges both talks and sanctions to rein in N Korea

They agreed to closely cooperate in dealing with North Korea's nuclear weapons development program. "We also would like him to propose a clear vision and governmental management philosophy for the future which can make all Korean people in the North and South Korea reconcile and coexist in peace".

World Trump arrives in Bethlehem for Abbas meeting
Author: 0 Trump arrives in Bethlehem for Abbas meeting

Trump is expected on Tuesday to lay out his vision for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians in a speech at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem . She said she's read Trump's book "How To Get Rich" and has been impressed by his success. US President Donald Trump met this morning (Tuesday) with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem .

World South Korea urges 'parallel' talks, sanctions to rein in North
Author: 0 South Korea urges 'parallel' talks, sanctions to rein in North

Mr Moon was part of the South's last liberal government, which pursued a "Sunshine policy" of reconciliation and dialogue with the North, and is widely expected to shift away Ms Park's hardline approach. North Korea on Thursday urged Moon's government to end what it considers confrontational policies, including joint drills with the US military. He also said that China wanted to deal with disputes "appropriately" on the basis of trust and understanding.

Author: 0 AP Source says Flynn will invoke Fifth Amendment

Then a top House Democrat cited new evidence he said appeared to show Flynn lied on a security clearance background check. Flynn's lawyers claimed an "escalating public frenzy" against the former aide justified declining the subpoena for his records.

Author: 0 Fight against terror a 'battle between good and evil'

The centre will monitor the information exchanged on the internet, especially through social networks, and try to promote moderation and curb hate speech, Efe reported on Monday. US President Donald Trump meets with Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The president has been enthusiastically embraced in Riyadh, where the ruling royal family has welcomed his tougher stance on Iran, its regional foe.

World United Kingdom concert bombing victims include 8-year-old girl, college student
Author: 0 United Kingdom concert bombing victims include 8-year-old girl, college student

Manchester police say there are 19 confirmed dead, 50 injured, and that they're treating the incident as a terror attack unless they discover evidence otherwise. "We are working with our foreign counterparts to obtain additional information about the cause of the reported explosion as well as the extent of injuries and fatalities", it said.

World NDP candidate reclaims lead in Courtenay-Comox riding
Author: 0 NDP candidate reclaims lead in Courtenay-Comox riding

According to Elections BC , one-third of the 179,000 absentee ballots were counted over the May long weekend. Earlier Tuesday afternoon, Benninger was ahead of Leonard by 3 votes. "Whether we're going to see a majority government or a minority government, this is unprecedented in Canadian politics". Elections BC is now in the process of counting absentee ballots in every riding across the province, including 2,077 that were cast in Courtenay-Comox.

World Korean officials meet in attempt to repair ties
Author: 0 Korean officials meet in attempt to repair ties

Kang Kyung-hwa, a Senior Adviser on Policy to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, has been appointed the foreign minister , the reports added. "When Hwang traveled to China in late June, Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed having discussions through various channels on the THAAD issue in a way that wouldn't harm either side's interests".

Author: 0 World Health Organization confirms second Ebola case in Congo outbreak

The affected zone is in a forested area of Lower Uele province, and it is close to the border with the Central African Republic, the World Health Organization said. The vaccine was tested in a trial involving almost 12,000 people in Guinea and Sierra Leone during 2015 and 2016. A death last month has been confirmed to have been caused by ebola , and the World Health Organisation is now seeking anyone that the victim may have had contact with.

World SK envoys to hold talks in China
Author: 0 SK envoys to hold talks in China

The two leaders also agreed to strengthen their alliance, the White House said. China has already taken commercial retaliation against South Korean business interests on its soil, but will be hoping Moon follows through on his campaign pledge to review the missile system's deployment if elected.

World UK Conservatives' lead halved ahead of election - Survation poll
Author: 0 UK Conservatives' lead halved ahead of election - Survation poll

However, in confirming the U-turn, May vowed that the Tory plan will " include an absolute limit on the amount people have to pay for their care costs ". Pressed further on the issue, Mr Corbyn went on: "I want us to have a society that works and I cannot get into a numbers game because I don't think it works".

World Trump and UK PM May agree Manchester attack was 'wanton and depraved'
Author: 0 Trump and UK PM May agree Manchester attack was 'wanton and depraved'

With the smaller scale attacks carried out by individuals, government officials and counterterrorism analysts say it can be hard to determine the exact links, if any, between an attacker and ISIS. Immediately after Monday night's incident, with train services temporarily halted, and traffic in the city at a standstill, the hashtag #RoomForManchester began trending on Twitter, as hundreds of local people took to the social media platform with offers of spare beds and vehicle rides to those left ...

World Colleague shrugs off criticism of Jeremy Corbyn's stance on IRA
Author: 0 Colleague shrugs off criticism of Jeremy Corbyn's stance on IRA

Dubbed the "dementia tax" by opponents, the proposal had raised concerns that some seniors might see their houses sold off to pay for care, rather than passed on to their descendants. In her biggest misstep of the campaign to date, May set out plans last week to transfer a greater share of the cost of care for the elderly from taxpayers to recipients who can afford to fund it themselves.

Author: 0 Trump seeks "coalition of nations" in Middle East

This made sense, since the Muslim leaders attending Trump's speech refer to groups such as ISIS and al-Qaeda as "terrorists". In his first keynote speech overseas, Trump sought to redefine his relationship with the Muslim world , and focused on his desire to curb Iran's influence in the region.

Author: 0 U.S. Treasury Department Imposes Sanctions on Venezuelan Supreme Court

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is praising the Trump administration for imposing sanctions on eight members of Venezuela's Supreme Court. Venezuela 's latest wave of anti-government unrest, which has left at least 45 people dead in the last six weeks, began with the Supreme Court, packed with Maduro supporters, assuming the authorities of the opposition-led Congress in late March.

Author: 0 Trump asked DNI, NSA to deny evidence of Russia collusion

Like the memo Comey wrote describing a request from Trump to end the FBI's investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn , any memos written by Coats and Rogers would be available to former FBI Director Robert Mueller , the special counsel appointed last week to probe the Trump-Russia matter.

Author: 0 Trump greeted with selfies and politics on arrival in Israel

But the news reports never claimed that Trump told Lavrov that the intelligence had come from Israel , only that he had shared intelligence from Israel, jeopardizing Israeli intelligence sources and methods. Based on Trump's chaotic, controversial week at home with the American media, perhaps this is a part of Israel's diplomacy strategy. After landing at Ben-Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv Monday on the first-ever direct flight from Riyadh's King Khalid International Airport, US ...

Author: 0 Indian national arrested in Pakistan for carrying incomplete travel documents, jailed

Talking to editors and senior anchors in Islamabad on Saturday, he said that Pakistan has strong position regarding merit over the case of Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadav. However, Aziz said that no decision has been made regarding giving India consular access to Jadhav. The final ruling by the tribunal on the case and whether it has jurisdiction to hear India's case could take months, if not years.

Author: 0 Brennan says he had concerns about Russian contacts with Trump campaign

The committee is investigating Russia's campaign meddling and possible ties to President Donald Trump's associates. In his opening statement, Brennan also recounted how he had briefed congressional leaders in August of past year, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and the chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees about the "full details" of what he knew of Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

Author: 0 Some musicians cancel concerts after deadly UK blast

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Manchester had fallen victim to "a callous terrorist attack". "We struggle to comprehend the warped and twisted mind that sees a room packed with young children not as a scene to cherish but as an opportunity for carnage", May said.

World Bunge jumps on report of possible Glencore takeover
Author: 0 Bunge jumps on report of possible Glencore takeover

The company did not offer details about the approach made by its Glencore Agriculture Ltd. unit, adding that "discussions may or may not materialize and there is no certainty that any transaction will occur". Bunge didn't immediately respond to requests for comment. Bunge's potentially high price tag, with a valuation of around $11 billion on Tuesday, raised questions about whether a deal could be struck.

World First victims identified in Manchester concert bombing
Author: 0 First victims identified in Manchester concert bombing

In a statement he said: "My wife and I were so profoundly shocked to learn of the truly awful event which took place in Manchester last night". The government is urging US citizens in Manchester to heed directions from local authorities and be vigilant about their security.

World United Nations orders Pakistan not to execute Indian man accused of spying
Author: 0 United Nations orders Pakistan not to execute Indian man accused of spying

Echoing similar sentiments, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that Pakistan has signed the Vienna Convention according to which they had to provide the consular access to Jadhav. "Pakistan shall take all measures at its disposal to ensure that Mr. Jadhav is not executed", court President Ronny Abraham said at a hearing in the ornate, wood-paneled Great Hall of Justice in The Hague.