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Congress passes long-sought VA accountability bill

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Unusual security update for Windows XP House approves VA bill, sending it to Trump Kamala Harris questioning cut off for second week in a row MORE (R-Ariz) - who cosponsored the bill along with Isakson, Tester, Rubio and 27 other senators - also expressed his approval, calling it a step in the right direction. Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions heatedly denies improper Russia contacts

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Sessions , in opening remarks before the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating Russian interference in the election to help President Donald Trump win, said he chose to remove himself from oversight of the criminal investigation of the Russian interference because of rules at the Justice Department prohibiting his involvement because he was a key campaign adviser to Trump. Read More »

Jeff Sessions denies 'false and scurrilous Russia allegations'

He said at his January confirmation hearing that he had not met with Russians during the campaign. Addressing allegations that he had unreported meetings with Russian officials while he advised the Trump campaign, Sessions said he had already acknowledged two encounters a year ago with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Read More »

Ninth Circuit Court Rules Against Travel Ban, but Trump Fires Back

The administration has appealed the 4th Circuit decision to the U.S. Supreme Court . Monday's ruling by a federal appeals court in San Francisco said President Donald Trump's order violated federal immigration law, which prohibits nationality-based discrimination and requires the president to follow a specific process when setting an annual cap on the admission of refugees. Read More »

United Kingdom could stay in European Union despite Brexit vote, Macron says

Macron's office said the leaders will discuss ways to boost anti-terrorism efforts both bilaterally and on a European level. Dressed in a grey jacket and black pants, Mrs May was granted a guard of honour as she arrived at the Elysee Palace to be greeted at the door with a kiss on both cheeks by Mr Macron ahead of a working dinner. Read More »

What Exactly Is A Hung Parliament?

May is seeking permission from Queen Elizabeth II to form a government despite losing the majority. "I want the Conservative party to succeed, I want the Conservative party leader to succeed and I want us to be in government". Many senior Conservatives say May should stay, for now, to provide stability. Britain's referendum on European Union membership in June 2016 was narrowly approved by the public, 52% to 48%, prompting Cameron - who opposed Brexit - to resign. Read More »

No change in Theresa May's Brexit plan

The turmoil started when May chose to hold snap elections to gain more seats for her party, which already had majority in parliament, to strengthen her position in the upcoming Brexit talks scheduled for June 19. Despite anger at the election, she was cheered briefly at the start of the meeting. Gove, a long-time opponent who was dismissed when May became prime minister past year, will now serve as environment secretary. Read More »

Jeff Sessions Testifies He Never Discussed Election With Russians

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Ron Wyden , D-Ore., suggested the attorney general was ducking questions, angering Sessions. Faced with statements by President Trump that he fired Comey in part because of the Russian Federation probe, Sessions stood by his argument that Comey had earned negative reviews due to the "stunning" way he handled the Hillary Clinton email investigation, saying Comey never should have spoken publicly about it during the 2016 election campaign. Read More »

Michael Bradley scores early stunner; US men's soccer ties Mexico

A fourth side will enter a playoff against an Asian foe. Panama played a scoreless draw against Costa Rica in its last game, and if Honduras can grab all three points on Tuesday, it would be a favorable result for the U.S. He said they had studied a lot of video of Mexico's movements and seen patterns in which Javier "Chicharito" Hernández comes back to the ball and one of Mexico's inside midfielders is looking to run through. Read More »

Suspected NKorea drone photographed U.S. missile-defense site

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However, U.S. policy makers and senior military officers remain most concerned with the prospect of North Korea acquiring intercontinental-range ballistic missile capabilities. North Korea regularly threatens Japan with nuclear annihilation. USA forces have deployed the THAAD missile defence system to the North's neighbours South Korea in a bid to spook Kim. Read More »

Sessions Recused from Russia Probe But Not From 'Defending My Honor'

Sessions headed into the hearing with a big problem: He never reported a meeting on April 27, 2016, with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kisylak at a Trump foreign policy speech at the Mayflower Hotel . During the election, Sessions was the first senator to endorse Trump , and joined the president many times on the campaign trail. Sessions had written a letter to Trump recommending Comey's firing. Read More »

US college student released by North Korea arrives in Ohio

A second senior State Department official said the USA has not yet accepted the North Korean version of events in terms of the timing and cause of how Warmbier fell into a coma . Three other Americans remain imprisoned in North Korea. My objective is to go over there and try to see if I can keep bringing sports to North Korea. Read More »

US says Rodman did not help in NKorea release

Fred and Cindy Warmbier said they had been told their son has been in a coma since March 2016 - when he was last seen in public, at his trial when he was sentenced to hard labour - and they had learned of this only one week ago. "And why was this not disclosed?" State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert has declined to provide details on the circumstance of Warmbier's release or comment on his health condition. Read More »

Firefighters battling massive blaze in London high-rise

Scotland Yard people were being treated for "a range of injuries". A BBC reporter on the scene reported the entire building, which houses 120 units, had burned through and there were fears the tower could collapse. "My prayers with those affected & heroes tackling it". The cause of the fire remains unknown. The tower, built in 1974, recently underwent an £8.6m redevelopment. Read More »

Trump says Comey not telling truth under oath

Comey also revealed that he'd orchestrated the public release of information about his private conversations with the president in an effort to further the investigation. Comey's testimony was the most eagerly anticipated congressional hearing in years. "I'll tell you about it over a very short period of time", Trump responded. Read More »

American Citizen Held by North Korea Is Free, But in a Coma

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Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon told reporters after discussing the North Korean missile threat and other issues with Japanese counterparts. The State Department says former National Basketball Association star Dennis Rodman , who is visiting North Korea , had nothing to do with the release of a detained American college student. Read More »

GJM shutdown: Rallies for separate state, police on high alert

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The Morcha, which controls the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), has called a shutdown of all state and GTA offices to press its demand for creation of a separate state. The West Bengal hills have been on the boil for almost a week after the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) launched an agitation against what it called the state government's "attempt" to impose Bengali on the Nepali-speaking people of the region. Read More »

Dennis Rodman says 'trying to open a door' in North Korea

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North Korean officials confirmed to CNN Rodman's arrival in Pyongyang but did not give any details of the visit. "I'm really looking forward to spending time with the wonderful people of North Korea and of course, visiting with the Supreme Leader, Kim Jong Un ", Rodman said . Read More »

Gillespie wins GOP nomination in governor's race

Terry McAuliffe and U.S. Sens. Winchester State Sen. Jill Vogel won a three-way race for the Republican lieutenant governor nomination, with 42.8 percent of the vote, to 40 percent for Bryce Reeves and 17.2 percent for Glenn Davis. The race has been framed as a reboot of the Bernie Sanders-Hillary Clinton contest, but the comparison is not a flawless fit. With about 99 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday, more than 536,000 people had voted in the Democratic primary. Read More »

Chinese insurer reportedly detained amid financial probe

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But after a spate of successful dealmaking worth over $30 billion, Anbang ran into problems recently, including rumours about its chairman, failure to close a handful of investments, and criticisms about the firm's governance. But in April US insurer Fidelity & Guaranty Life turned down a $1.6 billion acquisition bid by Anbang. Anbang had been in talks to invest in the proposed redevelopment of 666 Fifth Ave.in NY, the marquee holding of Kushner Cos., the family company of President Donald ... Read More »

UK PM May said wants broader consensus on Brexit plan

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn countered with a bit of previously unseen swagger, wearing a huge red rose - his party's symbol - in his lapel as he sparred with May and taunted her about the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming vote on her legislative program, known as the Queen's Speech. Read More »

AG Jeff Sessions' testimony will be public, Senate committee says

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On " Fox News Sunday ", Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel appealed to lawmakers to drop their line of investigation regarding the question of collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow. Sessions has come under heavy scrutiny for not saying in his confirmation hearing that he had meetings with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the lead up to the 2016 election. Read More »

Health care dropouts sign that Democrats 'gave up'

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While Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies on the Russian Federation probe Tuesday afternoon, Trump will be in Milwaukee discussing the health care push and meeting with so-called "victims" of the Affordable Care Act's problems. Those findings were followed hours later by another report from the CMS that revealed that nationwide, 47 counties are projected to have no coverage options on the exchanges for 2018. Read More »

President says Sessions did 'very good job,' comments on Mueller rumors

He said he recused himself from the Justice Department's Russian Federation investigation only because of a regulation to require the step because of his involvement in the Trump campaign. A friend of former FBI Director James Comey said on Tuesday he is turning over any memos of Comey's conversations with President Donald Trump in his possession to the FBI, MSNBC reported . Read More »

Assassin's Creed 2017 Leak Reportedly Reveals Release Date, Gameplay Details

Since previous information about the game indicated that it would take place around 2400 BCE, it looks like players will see Egypt as it transitions from the Old Kingdom period of rule into the First Intermediate Period. He has written all new information in a compiled list from an article on Reddit from user HungryGhost57 , which has now been deleted. The cover of Game Informer shows off the same character we saw in the screenshot leak last month, perched atop a sphinx with bow and ... Read More »

Sessions denies existence of Russian hacking intel reports he never read

He added that any assertion that he did not honestly answer the question at the confirmation hearing is "false". The first real fireworks flew nearly 90 minutes into the testimony. During the two-and-a-half hour hearing, he engaged in testy exchanges with several senators who pressed him for details on his discussions with Trump - which he refused to provide in the name of confidentiality. Read More »

Korea leader proposes Asian nations co-host 2030 World Cup

Since its discovery, investigators have found around 10 photos of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense ( THAAD ) missile defense system, which the United States installed in the South Korean town of Seongju earlier this year. THAAD's deployment has been sharply opposed by China, North Korea's main ally and economic supporter, which claims the real reason behind Washington's deployment is to spy on and contain Chinese - not just North Korean - military assets. Read More »

Amid diplomatic contact, North Korea frees American student

The parents were also quoted as saying that North Korean officials informed them via USA envoys that Warmbier fell ill from botulism sometime after his trial in March previous year and fell into a coma after taking a sleeping pill. In a statement, parents Fred and Cindy said: " Otto has left North Korea ". "Rodman is in the unusual position of being an acquaintance of both President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un", NPR's Rob Schmitz noted. Read More »

Singapore Leader's Younger Siblings Say They Are Concerned About 'Big Brother'

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As a result, Lee Hsien Yang , and his wife Suet Fern, would be leaving Singapore . I have no desire to leave. Lee Hsien Loong responded with a short Facebook post a few hours later. About their brother, they said they felt threatened by what they perceived as the Prime Minister's misuse of his position and influence over the Singapore government to drive his personal agenda. Read More »