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Lies: Comey says Trump administration fired him over FBI-Russia investigation

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Comey also said no one specifically asked him to drop the Russian Federation investigation, but that he felt Trump wanted it dropped when he casually told Comey in private, "I hope you let this go". He said he had nothing to do with Russia, had not been involved with hookers in Russia, and had always assumed he was being recorded when in Russia. Comey also said he had been aware of Russian cyber intrusion in the USA from the summer of 2015. Read More »

Rahul detained in MP

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Madhya Pradesh government maintains that the state is peaceful and that the Congress Party is merely playing politics over the farmer crisis. Last year, Modi promised to boost the country's agriculture sector with a target of doubling the income of farmers by 2022 . Read More »

London and Internet Radicalized My Son: Attacker's Mother

Police shot and killed the attackers. POLITICO revealed on Tuesday that Italian authorities had notified British intelligence service MI5 about the terrorist activities in Italy of Youssef Zaghba , a Moroccan-Italian national. "We can't charge people simply because they visit certain internet sites", he said. Two people believed to have documents linked to Redouane were arrested in Ireland, though only one remained in custody Wednesday. Read More »

Atkins: For Donald Trump, devil is in the details

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The White House's stated reasons for firing Comey were contradicted by the president himself, raising questions about whether Trump had fired Comey to derail the Russian Federation investigation. He is also expected to say that Trump asked him for "loyalty" and to drop the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn . Flynn had been fired the day before for lying to administration officials, including Vice President Pence, about his communications with Kislyak. Read More »

Comey testimony a big draw for Washington, DC bars

Ron Wyden (D-OR), "why was the attorney general involved in that chain?" Richard Burr, the Senate intelligence committee chairman, is leading the committee's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election, which is proceeding even as a special counsel recently appointed by the Justice Department also investigates. Read More »

Trump doesn't tweet during Comey testimony

Trump dismissed Comey on May 9 and the administration gave differing reasons for the action. Former New York City U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was also fired by Mr. As a way of saying, I am not agreeing with what you just asked me to do. In that testimony he had already disclosed that Trump demanded his "loyalty" and directly pushed him to "lift the cloud" of investigation by declaring publicly the president was not the target of the FBI probe into his campaign's Russian Federation ties. Read More »

Trump Changes Stance On Qatar

Qatar has forged regional alliances independently of its fellow GCC states, drawing accusations from Saudi Arabia and its allies of serving Iranian interests. Trump also appeared to suggest the decision to sever diplomatic relations with Qatar, home to a large USA military base, was understandable. Sheikh Mohammed said Qatar was willing to discuss with its neighbours "anything related to the collective security of Gulf countries". Read More »

UK police name third man behind London terror attack

Abedi killed 22 people and wounded more than 100 when he detonated a bomb at the crowded Manchester Arena, where U.S. pop star Ariana Grande had been performing. Redouane had not aroused any suspicions. The Metropolitan Police said they had reviewed security ahead of the vote, putting in place a "specialist and highly flexible operation" which can be deployed as needed. Read More »

India inks global pact to check tax evasion

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The Swiss Federal Council said that, initially, Switzerland's double tax agreements (DTAs) with Argentina, Chile, India, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Austria, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, the Czech Republic, and Turkey will be amended through the BEPS Convention. Read More »

Make-A-Wish helps OH boy meet April the giraffe

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He's visually impaired and can barely talk. When he was offered a wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, his mother said he knew just what it would be...to meet April and her new baby, Tajiri. "He watched the giraffe cam for so long". Make-A-Wish helps make dreams come true for children who face life-threatening medical conditions in an effort to bring joy to their lives. Read More »

Trump Offers to Mediate Qatar's Diplomatic Crisis

Qatar vehemently denies giving such support. He offered no documents to support his claim, but Western officials long have accused Qatar's government of allowing or even encouraging funding of some Sunni extremists. The four countries have suspended all flights to and from Qatar, pulled their ambassadors from Doha and ordered Qatari diplomats to leave. Qatar just finished one of the stadiums for the tournament, though others have yet to be built. Read More »

Michelle: Barack Wore the Same Tuxedo for 8 Years

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The impact Michelle Obama had on the industry is indelible, but it's fair to point out that this scrutiny didn't always (or really ever) translate to her spouse. But while he got away with wearing the same thing for two terms in the White House, Michelle pointed out that her wardrobe was constantly scrutinized , highlighting a double standard in how women are treated in the media's limelight. Read More »

Ambarella Inc (AMBA) Rating Reiterated by Stifel Nicolaus

A number of other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of AMBA. ARK Investment Management LLC bought a new stake in Ambarella during the fourth quarter valued at $154,000. Ambarella's revenue for the quarter was up 12.1% on a year-over-year basis. Benjamin F Edwards & Inc has 0.03% invested in Ambarella Inc (NASDAQ:AMBA). Read More »

Sessions Allies Angered by Spicer's Lack of Public Defense

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The president's spokespeople often argue that his tweets should not be taken seriously, but Spicer gave reporters a different assessment: "The president is the president of the United States, so they're considered official statements by the president of the United States", he said. Read More »

James Comey Testifies Before Senate Committee

Democrats, along with some Republicans, on the committee will use the hearing on Thursday to press for further details of any attempts by Trump to blunt the Russian Federation investigation. "I was sacked in some way to change, or the endeavor was to change, the way the Russian Federation investigation was being conducted", Comey testified under oath. Read More »

Comey accuses Trump of lying 'plain and simple'

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Watch live in the player above at 8:00 a.m. Thursday to see Comey share his side of the story and answer senators' questions. President Donald Trump sought comfort in the figurative embrace of his evangelical supporters Thursday as the Federal Bureau of Investigation director he recently fired told Congress about their conversations, telling a religious gathering that they are "under siege" but will emerge "bigger and better and stronger than ever". Read More »

Do Americans have a right to read Trump's tweets?

Reporters writing about Trump's White House are actually not the ones attacking his use of social media , but some of his aides and fellow Republicans in Congress have often suggested that Trump ought to curtail his thought-of-the-moment postings he makes at virtually any hour of the day. Read More »

Euro slips as European Central Bank damps down inflation, tapering expectations

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The Governing Council, meeting in Tallinn on Thursday, dropped its guidance that rates might fall further, saying only that it now expects borrowing costs to stay at present levels for an extended period. However, he tempered this view with a downward revision of the bank's inflation projections, based on its view that struggling oil prices will continue to weigh on inflation levels. Read More »

UK to vote in general election 2017

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LONDON (AP) - British voters went to the polls Thursday for an election envisioned to be dominated by the country's pending departure from the European Union but that ended up focusing on worldwide terrorism following attacks in London and Manchester . Read More »

Leo Varadkar: Ireland set to have first gay PM

He will be replacing Enna Kenny, who served in the position for six years. He will be Ireland's first openly gay and youngest prime minister and the first leader from an ethnic minority background. Varadkar, who held several ministerial portfolios, is now serving as Ireland's minister for social protection. "Every proud parent in Ireland today can dream big dreams for their children", Varadkar added. Read More »

German minister sees danger in 'Trumpification' of conflict in Gulf

Saudi Arabia, Egypt , the UAE and Bahrain announced on Monday they were cutting diplomatic ties and closing air, sea and land links with Qatar . Saudi Arabia alongside seven other countries, including Egypt, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Yemen , Maldives, Mauritius and Mauritania, have recently severed its ties with Qatar . Read More »

Islamic State won't win, says Iranian priest after Tehran atrocity

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Iranian forces are fighting the extremists in Iraq and Syria, and lawmakers have argued they're doing so to prevent terrorist attacks at home. It identified them only by their first names, saying it did not want to release their last names due to security and privacy concerns for their families. Read More »

Comey testifies on Trump pressure, Russian Federation probe

Trump initially kept Comey on as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, and publicly embraced him at a January White House event. And in testimony that exposed deep distrust between the president and the veteran lawman, Comey described intense discomfort about their one-on-one conversations, saying he decided he immediately needed to document the discussions in memos. Read More »

United States bars throwing 'covfefe' parties for televised Comey testimony

The public portion of Comey's highly anticipated testimony is being broadcast on a number of TV networks and online platforms, and marks the first time the former F.B.I. "It's my judgment that I was sacked because of the Russian Federation investigation", Comey said. It's against this backdrop that Marc Kasowitz, Trump's outside counsel, tried to pretend that Comey's written version of events is great news for his client. Read More »

UAE bans expressions of sympathy toward Qatar

He added that "we have taken these steps in the interest of Qatar ... and in the interest of security and stability in the region". On Monday, Saudi Arabia, Egypt , Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates , Yemen and the Maldives cut diplomatic ties Monday with Qatar , accusing it of supporting terrorism. Read More »

Trump suggests Iran shares some blame for terror attacks

Thomas Erdbrink, the New York Times's correspondent in Tehran, reported the details: "The attacks started around 10:30 a.m., when men armed with assault rifles and suicide vests - some of them dressed as women - descended on the Parliament building, killing at least one guard and wounding and kidnapping other people". Read More »

Legal experts say Trump comments inappropriate, maybe worse

Late yesterday, Comey, having obtained permission from the committee chair, North Carolina Senator Richard Burr , released a seven-page "statement for the record" that outlined his planned remarks. The ex-FBI director's testimony recounts his conversations with the apparent precision of a veteran lawman. He said he did not keep records of the two private, in-person interactions he had with President Barack Obama between the time he took the helm at the Federal Bureau of Investigation in ... Read More »

Court arguments point to excluding key testimony against Brazil's Temer

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The court has been holding sometimes heated deliberations on the upcoming verdict since Tuesday, with sessions scheduled throughout Thursday and if necessary through Friday and Saturday. Alves, a former speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, was arrested a day after federal police sent Temer a list of questions in a separate criminal probe. Read More »

General Election: Jeremy Corbyn proving a popular bet this morning

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However, the Conservatives´ advantage has eroded over the campaign, with pollster Survation giving the ruling party just a one point lead over Labour on June 4. Ms May was criticised for a lacklustre campaign and a plan to force elderly people to pay more for their care, a proposal opponents dubbed the "dementia tax". Read More »

Iran guards: US, Saudis involved in Tehran attacks

Suicide bombers attacked parliament and the mausoleum of the Islamic Republic's founder Ayatollah Khomeini on Wednesday. A ministry statement issued Thursday said the men had left Iran to fight for the extremist group in Mosul, Iraq, as well as Raqqa , Syria - the group's de facto capital. Read More »

Redistricting session to begin, but will it be a short run?

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Gov. Dan Forest , the Senate's presiding officer, directed staff to withdraw the agenda for the special session. "Despite all his talk about separation of powers, it's clear Roy Cooper wants to be North Carolina's governor, legislature, and with this latest stunt, its judiciary too", said Sen. Read More »

Stage is set for epic semi-final showdowns

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It's a repeat of last year's semifinal which Murray won in four sets before going on to lose to Novak Djokovic in the final . At 1-1 and deuce in the second set, Murray lost a first serve in controversial circumstances as he was handed a second time violation warning by umpire Carlos Ramos during his ball toss. Read More »