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Sessions Denies 'False and Scurrilous Allegations'

He said he and Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein discussed it and "we both agreed that a fresh start at the Federal Bureau of Investigation was probably the best thing". "There are none. I can tell you that for absolute certainty". -Sessions corroborated that Comey came to him the next day and asked not to be alone with the president. Read More »

Dazed Tiger Woods struggles to walk in straight line in arrest video

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Shortly after photos were obtained detailing the damage done to Woods' Mercedes-Benz, including a popped tire and some damage making its way to the rims of the tires, the Jupiter Police Department released the video of the arrest . Woods also has trouble walking the white line that separates the bike lane from the other lanes and following directions for reciting the alphabet. Read More »

Tillerson: North Korea releases US college student

He was sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years of hard labor after being accused of stealing a sign at a hotel in Pyongyang, the capital. Former National Basketball Association star Dennis Rodman said on Tuesday he was on his way to North Korea as a private citizen, returning to the isolated country where he has previously met leader Kim Jong Un . Read More »

UK PM Thersa May and DUP have largely agreed support deal

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The results in Northern Ireland are utterly grim for the many women each year who need an abortion. It is unlikely to involve the DUP taking up any ministerial roles, and does not commit either party to a set programme of policies. Events don't always unwind as you expect them to unwind. One DUP demand would see any political donations to Sinn Fein from outside the United Kingdom banned, a move which would strip the party of access to cash from the U.S. Read More »

President Trump Calls James Comey 'Cowardly' in Early Morning Tweet

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Meanwhile, Collins said she found Comey's testimony candid and thorough, and she does believe that he believes the information that was given was what happened. The US Secret Service said Monday it does not have any audio recordings or transcripts of US President Donald Trump's White House conversations. Comey refused to comment on whether he thought Trump was trying to block justice. Read More »

Comey was unabashed, but pay attention to what he didn't say

The outcome could have significant repercussions for Trump's 139-day-old presidency as special counsel Robert Mueller and multiple congressional committees investigate whether Trump's campaign team colluded with Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

USA student jailed in North Korea 'flown home in coma'

A North Korean foreign ministry official said Warmbier was released and left the country Tuesday morning. Tillerson said the department would have no further comment on Warmbier and his condition, citing privacy concerns. Korean-American Kim Dong-Chul was arrested in 2015 and sentenced to 10 years' hard labour on charges of subversion and espionage. Warmbier was arrested in Pyongyang in January 2016 after allegedly trying to steal a propaganda poster from his hotel. Read More »

Why Is Dennis Rodman In North Korea Again?

The objective of Rodman's visit remains unclear, though it comes amid heightened tensions between the USA and North Korea over Pyongyang's nuclear program. A spokesperson for the Richardson Foundation, which has been working with the Warmbier family to secure Otto's release, confirmed the report to Vice News and said Otto's condition is critical. Read More »

Parents of man released from NK say he's in coma

North Korea has released American student Otto Warmbier from a 15-year sentence of hard labour, USA officials said Tuesday, as the 22-year-old's parents told media he has been medically evacuated in a coma from the reclusive country. "We have no comment on Mr Warmbier's condition, out of respect for him and his family", Tillerson told U.S. senators at the start of a hearing into his budget. Read More »

London fire: Blaze engulfs apartment block in West London

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Now an evacuation process is underway, according to Metropolitan police. Meanwhile, the London Ambulance Service said it had sent "a number of resources" to the scene. The fire spread between the second and 24th floors as authorities struggled to simultaneously get the blaze under control and evacuate residents. Hassan Mahdi tweeted: "West London, Latimer Road, right now". Read More »

Rosenstein Says He Has Seen No Reason to Remove Mueller

Buchanan told Newsmax TV on Tuesday. Ruddy, a close Trump ally, told PBS NewsHour on Monday that the president is weighing the option. Attorney General Jeff Sessions also made false statements under oath regarding his meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, senior adviser Jared Kushner case is not looking better. Read More »

Defense Secretary Mattis to senators: 'We are not winning in Afghanistan'

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Mattis has been one of Russia's most vocal critics even as President Donald Trump has sought to bridge the differences between the two countries and tackle common problems, such as counterterrorism. Mattis, joined at the hearing by Dunford and the Pentagon's new comptroller, David Norquist, has railed against sequestration before but had never previously put blame for its continuation so directly on Congress. Read More »

Republicans are taking a big political risk on health care

Senate Republicans could thus give the public only one day to unpack their health care bill. "Never has there been a president, with few exceptions - in the case of FDR, he had a major depression that happened - who's passed more legislation , who's done more things, than we've done", Trump said . Read More »

Trump Weighs Firing Mueller, According To Confidante

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Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, asked Rosenstein at a budget hearing Tuesday what he would do if Trump ordered him to fire Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the USA elections and possible Russian ties to Trump's campaign. Read More »

EU leaders to back closer defence ties, Paris climate accord - summit draft

The G7 environment ministers issued the final communique after their two-day meeting ended Monday, the first since the United States announced it was withdrawing from the pact. Take, for example, what happened at a meeting of the environment ministers from the Group of 7 industrialized nations on Sunday and Monday. He has said the USA could try to re-enter the deal under more favorable terms, but the European Union - and in particular Italy, France and Germany - have said the Paris accord ... Read More »

Andy Murray Beats Juan Martin Del Potro In French Open

But anyways, I think I did a good tournament. "I'm getting better at it, but I'm still finding - you know, I can't go faster in terms of improvement". "I couldn't believe that I lost that set, because I had many opportunities to win", he said. First they played each other virtually to a standstill in a pulsating battle for Olympic gold in Rio. Read More »

Sessions heatedly denies improper Russia contacts

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Senate intelligence committee chairman Richard Burr says that so far, the panel has interviewed more than 35 individuals, including Jeh Johnson, the former secretary of homeland security, in connection with its investigation of Russian activities during last year's campaign. Read More »

Lopez Rivera joins Puerto Rican Day Parade

Also, Puerto Ricans living on the US mainland, who outnumber those on the island, tend to be more in favor of independence but could not cast ballots in the referendum. The original version of the ballot reportedly only gave voters the option to become a state or a free association/independence, leaving out the option to retain its current commonwealth status. Read More »

North Korean soldier crosses into the South: JCS

According to an unnamed South Korean military official cited by local media outlets on Tuesday, the drone took hundreds of pictures, including about 10 photos of the THAAD site, with an embedded camera. However, North Korea has ignored all calls to halt its programs, which are in violation of United Nations resolutions, conducting dozens of missile launches and testing two nuclear bombs since the beginning of past year. Read More »

Ex-NBA star Rodman heads to North Korea as private citizen

On this trip, he has already been roundly criticized by some for visiting during a time of high tensions between the US and North Korea over its weapons programs and recent missile launches. He told reporters there that he does not intend to bring up the three USA citizens still detained in the country, according to the AP . Officials said he was to stay until Saturday. Read More »

Pentagon under fire for delays in new Afghanistan war plan

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I do not see any indication that Mr. Putin would want a positive relationship with us. "We are not winning in Afghanistan right now", Mattis said in testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee earlier on Tuesday. Reuters reported in late April that the administration of US President Donald Trump was carrying out a review of Afghanistan, and conversations were revolving around sending between 3,000 and 5,000 US and coalition troops there. Read More »

Trump's Comey claims contradicted by president's own son

Trump Jr.'s appearance highlights a major legal risk for President Trump , who is now insisting that Comey committed perjury in his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. United States correspondent Richard Arnold told Mike Hosking Trump rejects those allegations. I believe that Comey, a seasoned prosecutor, was not almost as flustered by his meetings with Trump as he claims. Read More »

S.Korea's Moon names former navy chief as defence minister

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The launch came days after USA aircraft carriers USS Carl Vinson and USS Ronald Reagan left those waters after joint exercises with the South Korean navy. US and South Korea planned to deploy THAAD in a rural region some 180 miles southeast of Seoul amid growing tensions in the Korean Peninsula as Kim Jong Un's regime continued its nuclear advancements despite warnings from the worldwide community. Read More »

Trump Considering Firing Special Counsel? Just Another Example Of Stirring The Pot

In an interview on CNN's "New Day", Ruddy said, "I think it is a consideration the President has had because Mueller is illegitimate as special counsel". "I don't know Sen". Sessions testified Tuesday that he recused himself from the current Russian Federation investigation only because of a regulation that required it because of his involvement in the Trump campaign. Read More »

AG Rosenstein sees no reason to fire Mueller

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Attorney General Jeff Session , right, and Vice President Mike Pence attend a Cabinet meeting with President Donald Trump , Monday, June 12, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington . Rosenstein said that he is the only one now charged with possibly firing Mueller and that he does not see the required "good cause" to do so. Just weeks ago, Gingrich had heaped praise on Mueller, hailing him as a "superb choice" for special counsel whose reputation was "impeccable for ... Read More »

American student released by North Korea is in coma

Here is the timeline. In video taken at the time of the trial, Mr. Warmbier appeared dazed and seemingly had to be carried by North Korean soldiers. In a video released by North Korea of a press conference shortly after Mr. Warmbier's arrest, he is seen distraught and crying, admitting to some of the crimes. Read More »

North Korea evading sanctions through web of illicit networks

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has reportedly started following Italian football after he saw the country's star striker score for Serie A side Cagliari. mainland", an opinion piece in the state-run Rodong Sinmun stated on Monday. Before taking office last month, Moon had said he would try to reach out to North Korea and improve ties badly strained over the North's nuclear and missile programs. Read More »

Russian opposition figure Navalny jailed for 30 days

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Navalny was detained outside his home an hour before the rally was to start. "Corruption is one of the worst things about our country", one young man told me. By calling people to an unauthorised rally, Alexei Navalny knew he was risking a confrontation. Russian police say Navalny has been arrested on charges of that could bring him 15 days in jail. Read More »

Donald Trump invited to testify over James Comey, Russian meddling

Mr Trump asked Mr Comey to be loyal during a private dinner after the inauguration, and they ended up with a compromise of Mr Comey saying he would honour a pledge of "honest loyalty". It's possible that there are tapes that could not be accessed by filing a FOIA request, or that Trump's tapes could be in the possession of another agency. Read More »

U.S. counsel for Russian Federation inquiry to be fired only if 'appropriate'

Shaheen asked Rosenstein whether he'd seen any evidence of good cause for Mueller's removal (which would be required for him to fire Mueller). No 2 official at US Justice Department told Congress that Robert Mueller , the special counsel investigating Russia's alleged interference in 2016 US presidential election, will have "the full degree of independence" he needs. Read More »