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Lib Dems outline waste plan in election manifesto

In their election manifesto , published yesterday, the party's leader Tim Farron said that the Lib Dems' Green Transport Act would include a raft of measures aimed at improving air quality, many of which target private and public transport. Read More »

Meet Robert Mueller, The Special Counsel Appointed In The Russia Probe

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Senators met with Robert Mueller, who was named special counsel in an investigation involving Russia's meddling in the election of President Donald Trump, on Thursday. USA intelligence agencies believe Moscow tried to tip the election in favour of Mr Trump. The New York Times reported on Thursday that Trump called Comey weeks after he took office on January 20 and asked him when federal authorities were going to say Trump was not under investigation. Read More »

Iran's re-engagement with the world at stake in Friday presidential vote

The reformist candidate has dropped out of Iran's presidential election and thrown his support behind President Hassan Rouhani, in a widely expected move that will strengthen the incumbent's campaign against a hard-liner. Rumors about Khamenei's health have swirled for years, and Raisi's appointment appeared to signal confidence in the younger cleric and that he was being groomed for Iran's most powerful post. Read More »

Trump denies he asked Comey to drop Flynn investigation

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Comey reportedly documented his interactions with Trump and other White House officials in memos that he passed along to his aides, according to The Times . The Justice Department has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Trump scraps Masada visit after Israel nixes chopper landing

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The Jerusalem Post reported on Monday that Trump would not be able to land a helicopter on top of the fortress and would need to take a cable vehicle up the mountain instead, as former President George W. The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has a regulation that prohibits helicopters from landing at the summit of Masada. It is also listed as the World Heritage site by UNESCO. Read More »

Trump Wants Michael Flynn Back in White House

No. Next question", Trump replied during a press conference with the Colombian president when asked about the New York Times report that Comey had written a memo documenting the February 14 exchange. But his reputation has come under fierce attack in the past week over the memo he wrote about Comey. Longtime Trump Organization attorney Michael Cohen and White House Counsel Don McGahn attended the meeting, according to the report. Read More »

Labour reaches highest rating yet in latest General Election poll

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F our in 10 Labour backers said they may switch parties before polling day, with a third of those to the Conservatives . In a candid interview, Mr McCluskey said: "The scale of the task is huge". The latest opinion polls have Labour around 30% or more with the Conservatives above 40%. "Vote for Jeremy Corbyn . show us how it's done!" On the chances of a Labour victory, Mr McCluskey said: "In terms of the imagery of Jeremy, that's a huge task". Read More »

Israeli intelligence agents furious with Trump

In the meantime, Trump has appointed as his envoy to Israel David Friedman, a devout Jew who insists the embassy must be moved and plans to work out of Jerusalem some days of the week. Even as last-minute changes are being made to Trump's ambitious Middle East itinerary, the trip has been complicated by Israeli concerns about his sharing of sensitive intelligence with Russian Federation that may have compromised an Israeli agent, and by his decision to hold off on a campaign promise to move ... Read More »

Merkley Agrees NAFTA Needs Renegotiated, But Wary Of Trump Administration

Videgaray spoke after the Trump administration formally launched its effort to renegotiate NAFTA with Canada and Mexico to try to win better terms for USA workers and manufacturers. "We believe today's action signals the beginning of a strong trade agenda for USA exporters". But the administration so far hasn't said what changes it is proposing to bring those jobs back, and Thursday's letter provided no clues. Read More »

EU bars Nigerian airline from operating in its airspace

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According to the statement, the EU Air Safety List not only helps to maintain high levels of safety in the EU, but it also helps affected countries to improve their levels of safety, in order to eventually allow them to operate flights to and from airports in the European Union . Read More »

Chaffetz sets hearing with Comey - but can't reach him

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The top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, Sen. One associate said Comey wrote down as much as he could once he got back to his vehicle. President Donald Trump says a thorough investigation will confirm what he says is already known: that there was no collusion between his presidential campaign and any foreign entity. Read More »

Graham believes Russian Federation probe 'considered a criminal investigation'

Rosenstein received support from the Senate a month ago when he was confirmed by a vote of 94 to 6 to be the Justice Department's second-highest-ranking official. "There is mounting evidence of obstruction of justice", said Blumenthal (D-Conn.) "No conclusion yet that there was, but that evidence needs to be pursued and there are a variety of pieces of evidence and the firing of Director Comey may be one of them". Read More »

CBI to examine Kapil Mishra's allegations on graft

Its beginning will be made during the special session of the Delhi Assembly tomorrow", Kejriwal tweeted late this evening on the graft charges against him by Mishra that has led to turmoil in the Aam Aadmi Party. Sources said that presently he was working in one of the mohalla clinics of minister Satyendra Jain. Kapil Mishra on hunger strike demanding travel expenses of AAP leaders: Sacked AAP leader Kapil Mishra sits on " satyagraha " till he gets the details of worldwide travel ... Read More »

Trump again blows up a careful White House statement with a tweet

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Comey has since been invited to testify before two Senate committees, and has been asked to turn over his notes of his conversation with the president. Rosenstein, who is overseeing the investigation because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself, to appoint a special counsel to handle it. "Full stop", Eggleston said. Read More »

China protests 'unhelpful' United States sanctions on Iran

The US State Department also released a report on cited Iranian human rights violations required by Congress every six months. But those sanctions waivers need to be periodically renewed, and today was the first deadline to fall during President Trump's term. Read More »

USA launches NAFTA 90-day renegotiation countdown

Trump pulled the country out of TPP during his first week in office, before Congress could approve the deal. "But we're going to give renegotiation a good, strong shot". "I decided rather than terminating NAFTA, which would be a pretty big, you know, shock to the system, we will renegotiate", he told reporters in April, as NPR reported . Read More »

Trump denies ever urging Comey to back off Flynn investigation

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Trump fired Comey on May 9. President Trump delivers remarks during a joint news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at the White House on Thursday. To hear Trump tell it, he wasn't anxious. "I think we have a very divided country because of that and many other things". Afterwards, Republican senator Lindsey Graham told reporters that "everything he said was that you need to treat this investigation as if it may be a criminal investigation". Read More »

Trump's Clear Intent To Influence Russian Investigation — CNN's Chris Cuomo

A House Republican aide said Wednesday that House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin invited Rosenstein to brief all House members on the investigation Friday morning. The official announcement of Comey's dismissal cited his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private e-mail server during her 2009-2013 tenure as Secretary of State. Read More »

NY driver suspect Richard Rojas was 'hearing voices'

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The New York Post reported the deceased teenager was MI tourist Alyssa Elsman, who less than an hour before being struck had posted sightseeing videos to her Instagram account. Another on the site shows him with a ripped t-shirt after he is subdued and surrounded by police officers. Magdy Tawfik, a hot dog vendor near the corner, said the vehicle had struck three people there. Read More »

Times Square crash: What we know so far

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A Reuters witness said one person was covered with a bloodstained blanket after the collision, which occurred around noon ET (1600 GMT) at the Midtown Manhattan tourist venue. Preliminary information showed that Rohas has "a few arrests" -including two DUIs, O'Neill said. A neighborhood friend in the Bronx, Harrison Ramos, said Rojas wasn't the same when he came back from the Navy in 2014. Read More »

One killed in Barron County tornado

News 18 spoke with the mayor of Chetek, Jeff Martin, who told News 18 "the people who live in that trailer park - their whole world got turned upside down". "We have at least one deceased so far and we're still in a search pattern". National Weather Service meteorologist Tom Hultquist said the storms covered so much ground and were so powerful because of a combination of factors, including the dry Texas air that fed them and strong winds in the Great Lakes area. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron appoints Edouard Philippe as French PM

The 39-year old president, who set up his own party just over a year ago and wants to smash the left-right divide, had already made conservative Edouard Philippe his prime minister earlier in the week. Macron traveled to Berlin on Monday to visit German Chancellor Angela Merkel after naming his prime minister, Edouard Philippe. France's new sports minister is one of the country's most decorated sportswomen, with five Olympic medals and six world championships under her belt. Read More »

Korean officials meet in attempt to repair ties

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South Korea's new president launched worldwide efforts to defuse tension over North Korea's weapons development on Thursday, urging both dialogue and sanctions while also aiming to ease Chinese anger about a U.S. North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency called the missile a "new ground-to-ground medium long-range strategic ballistic rocket", and said the "Hwasong-12" was "capable of carrying a large, heavy nuclear warhead". Read More »

Trump lashes out over special counsel appointment

The appointment of a special counsel comes as Trump is about to embark on his first overseas trip as president, heading to Saudi Arabia, Israel and The Vatican - and amid reports that the president has decided against moving the U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., was also pleased with Mueller's appointment . That decision is up to the U.S. Congress. A similar appointment came in 2003 when the Bush Justice Department turned to Patrick Fitzgerald, then the top federal prosecutor in Chicago, ... Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Enacts New Drug Crime Policy

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions was awarded a honorary membership Friday in a police union from no less than New York City - a jurisdiction that the Justice Department recently derided as being "soft on crime". Sessions has made it clear that he sees the opioid crisis in the U.S.as an issue that can be solved, in part, by a harsh crackdown on crime. However, the National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys backed the move, saying it would make the public safer and give ... Read More »

Comey Hid Among White House Curtains to Avoid Trump

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The memo emerged in press accounts this week after being revealed by Comey associates, in the wake of Trump's decision to fire Comey last week. Republican lawmakers also want to "distance themselves from a scandal that is threatening to overwhelm this Presidency", Mahaffee said. Read More »