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Comey's testimony on Trump meetings

Warner says that in violation of clear guidelines put in place after Watergate to prevent any whiff of political interference by the White House in FBI investigations, President Donald Trump also called Comey twice to ask him to lift the cloud of the Russian Federation investigation over his White House. Read More »

Arab countries break ties with Qatar

The United Arab Emirates accused Qatar of "funding and hosting" the Muslim Brotherhood , a almost 100-year-old Islamist group, considered a terrorist organization by Saudi Arabia and the UAE. UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash also told reporters there would be more curbs if necessary and said Qatar needed to make iron-clad commitments to change what critics say is a policy on funding militants. Read More »

Televised Comey testimony billed as 'Super Bowl of Washington'

We already know some of what Comey is going to say, since his prepared remarks were released yesterday. "But then the explanations, the shifting explanations confused me and increasingly concerned me", said Mr Comey. House Speaker Paul Ryan said as the hearing was underway that the Federal Bureau of Investigation director needs to be independent of the executive, but explained that Trump was unfamiliar with protocol, and "just new to this". Read More »

Saudi-led squeeze on Qatar leaves Hamas facing big questions

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However, Haaretz cited Lebanon's news channel Al Mayadeen as reporting that Qatar has provided the Hamas leadership with a list of officials who have been requested to leave the country's capital of Doha. He indicated that the diplomatic and travel isolation imposed on Qatar earlier this week by Saudi Arabia and it allies would take its toll if Doha did not change. Read More »

Australian nurse died after she 'ran towards danger'

Ms Zelenak had not been seen since the attack after she became separated from friends on Saturday night. "Helping people was what she loved to do in her job as a nurse and in her daily life", her family, who have asked for privacy, said in a statement . Read More »

Comey: Trump sought to 'lift the cloud' of investigation

His remarks paint a picture of an Federal Bureau of Investigation director so disconcerted by his interactions with the president that he began keeping written memos of their private discussions. Trump surprised Washington on Wednesday with announcing his choice to replace Comey, saying in a tweet that he meant to nominate Christopher Wray, a high-ranking official in George W. Read More »

Comey Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee

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Comey said Trump whispered, "I really look forward to working with you". Burr followed up by asking if any member of the administration made this request, and Comey replied, "no". Comey also said he could not answer in open session questions as to whether Trump himself colluded. "In your estimation, was Gen. Flynn at that time in serious legal jeopardy and, in addition to that, do you sense that the President was trying to obstruct justice or just seek for a way for Mike Flynn to save face ... Read More »

Qatar Calls on United Nations to Intervene in Violation of its Citizen Rights

The unprecedented crisis between Qatar and four of its Gulf neighbours including Saudi Arabia is causing a conflict of loyalties for a number of countries which have good relations with both sides. Trump also seemed to say on Twitter that the action by Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries were over terrorism links. The moves isolating Qatar , which denies aiding terrorists, are disrupting trade in commodities from crude oil to metals and food, and deepening fears of a possible jolt to ... Read More »

Kashmir to return to normalcy soon: Army Chief

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Talking to ANI, the Army Chief said, " India is fully ready for two and a half front war with China , Pakistan and elements posing threat to the internal security". Rawat also said that the condition in Kashmir will be normal soon. Asked if he was not hurt by the comparison, he said: "Not at all". However, it will not succeed, " he said. Read More »

Grandmother suspected of stabbing Colton daughter and granddaughters is caught

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Dr. Elyn Saks, a professor at the University of Southern California , says making that ruling requires the person to understand right and wrong and prove they are not a danger to themselves or others. "It's still too early in the investigation, we're not too sure what she's been doing since she's been on the run since yesterday morning", said police Cpl. Read More »

Third London attacker was Moroccan-Italian : Italy intelligence source

People look at the floral tributes placed at London Bridge to commemorate the victims of Saturday's attack in London , Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Others who had been arrested were released without being charged. Shafiq said Butt called him a traitor. Neighbors described Butt as an avid weightlifter. Transport for London (TfL) confirmed that Butt worked for London Underground for just under six months as a trainee customer services assistant, leaving in October previous year. Read More »

'I'm going to be a terrorist,' 3rd London Bridge attacker told authorities

The Italian reports said Zaghba was intercepted at the Bologna airport previous year as he was about to board a plane for Turkey, apparently with the intention of joining Islamic State militants in Syria . How the latest terror attacks unfolded in London . Zaghba may have been stopped at Bologna airport a year ago with a one-way ticket to Istanbul with just a backpack, passport and mobile phone on him. Read More »

Death toll from Tehran attacks rises to 17

It said they returned to Iran in August under the command of an Islamic State leader and escaped when authorities initially broke up their extremist cell. Egypt has condemned Islamic State-claimed attacks on Iran's parliament and a shrine to its revolutionary leader in the "strongest terms". Saudi Arabia dismissed the accusation. Read More »

French President Emmanuel Macron urges Gulf heads to defuse crisis

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Trump's call to the Qatari emir comes a day after the president spoke by telephone with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdelaziz and expressed to him the importance of unity against terrorism in the Persian Gulf. "Such a "Trumpification" of relations in a region already susceptible to crises is particularly risky", Gabriel said. The latest diplomatic standoff goes one up over the 2014 crisis, with Saudi Arabia and others cutting off land, sea and air access to Qatar , a move that wasn't ... Read More »

Driver already scoops up NY's 'COVFEFE' license plate

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Taking aim at Trump's controversial relations with Russia, one woman on Twitter quipped that she had translated #covfefe into Russian, attaching a doctored image that showed the gibberish word to be a translation of "I resign". People flocked the Urban Dictionary, a crowdsourced online dictionary of slang words and phrases, to define this word. Trump's tweet came at 12:06 a.m. Read More »

EU launches defense fund amid US pressure to boost spending

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The joint purchases, by groups of at least three firms from at least two European Union states, would see the European Union pay 20 percent of the cost and the participating countries, which would own and operate the assets, pay the rest. European Union diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said the bloc would continue to "encourage our American friends to stay engaged in the global scene - I know it sounds surreal to hear this from Brussels to Washington but that is the reality of facts". Read More »

Three men arrested in connection with London attack

The authorities have said Butt was known to police and the domestic security service MI5 but there was no intelligence that an attack was being planned. Another Australian who died, nurse Kirsty Boden, was said to have been trying to help other victims when she was killed. All were arrested in Ilford , east London , one on drugs charges and two on terrorism charges. Read More »

GOP and Dem senators share the spotlight with Comey

While the metaphor is a bit melodramatic, the funniest part about it is that Trump apparently took a huge liking to it: He used it again and again in subsequent communications with Comey, eventually just referring to the investigation as "the cloud". Read More »

Wishing for a Trump 'Twitterectomy'

Khan said yesterday that Britain should no longer be willing to "roll out the red carpet" for Trump . Khan's integrity in the face of Trump's behaviour has been lauded by his peers in Britain, with Lib Dem leader Tim Farron saying that "Sadiq Khan has shown dignity and leadership". Read More »

Ex-FBI chief Comey says Trump pressured him on Russia probe

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Comey also said he had a friend share one of his memos, which are unclassified, with The New York Times to help inspire the appointment of a special counsel. "The President feels completely and totally vindicated , " Trump attorney Marc Kasowitz said in a written statement Wednesday. Another Twitter outburst questioned the performance of Attorney General Jeff Sessions's Justice Department in handling Trump's proposed ban on travelers from some Muslim countries, now frozen by the ... Read More »

Trump, Jerusalem and the Status Quo

Bush. The White House also said that President Trump made the decision to "maximise the chances of successfully negotiating a deal between Israel and the Palestinians". Palestinians want East Jerusalem - including the Old City and its sites holy to Muslims, Jews and Christians - to become the capital of an eventual state. Read More »

(CVX) Stock Rating Upgraded by ValuEngine

Telemus Ltd Co, a Michigan-based fund reported 3,022 shares. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, October 29 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by UBS on Monday, August 3 with "Neutral". Citigroup upgraded the shares of CVX in report on Wednesday, December 2 to "Buy" rating. The original version of this article can be read at https://www.chaffeybreeze.com/2017/06/08/puplava-financial-services-inc-has-5-519-million-stake-in-chevron-co-cvx-updated-updated.html. Read More »

Qatar releases initial report into alleged hack

UAE Foreign Affairs Minister Anwar Gargash told Reuters they will tighten economic curbs on Qatar if necessary. Qatar denies inciting unrest in Saudi Arabia or elsewhere. "Your plans have been exposed", Cantemir said. Qatar has released an initial report into the alleged hack of its state-run news agency, an incident which helped spark a diplomatic crisis between the energy-rich country and Arab nations. Read More »

Turkey to provide Qatar with food

Trump on Tuesday backed the regional efforts to isolate Qatar , supporting Saudi Arabia and its allies and suggesting that the key USA ally - home to the largest American airbase in the Middle East - has been funding extremism. pressure, while Qatar , which likes to see itself as a neutral player and potential intermediary, has dealings that are arguably murkier than the others'. Read More »

North Korea fires land to ship missiles

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The resolution slapped additional sanctions on North Korea and condemned the regime's continued proliferation of its nuclear and ballistic program. It was North Korea's fifth missile test since President Moon Jae-in took office on May 10, and its 10th this year. Read More »

Saudi FM says 'brother state' Qatar must act to end crisis

In a later official statement, Trump urged the Gulf to be "united for peace and security in the region". A series of measures by the Gulf states to punish Qatar over Doha's differing political views on key regional issues and allegations it supports "terror groups" have been announced . Read More »