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Author: 0 Legal Immunity Process Stalled for Michael Flynn as Spicer, Trump, Schiff Respond

Democrats, meanwhile, quickly shot around a comment Flynn made previous year on MSNBC , that "when you are given immunity, that means you probably committed a crime". Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, called Flynn's immunity request "a grave and momentous step". "He thinks Mike Flynn should go testify and do what he has to do to get the story out", Spicer said.

Author: 0 Amber Rudd: WhatsApp gives terrorists secret place to hide

A terrorist attack in the United Kingdom has sparked a debate over whether encrypted services should provide backdoor access to law enforcement. To put at ease those still wondering whether WhatsApp messages are encrypted, WhatsApp is using the Signal Protocol designed by Open Whisper Systems, which encrypts not only end-to-end messages but also voice and video calls between users, according to PC World .

Author: 0 United States opens formal investigation into civilian deaths in Mosul

Iraq's ministry of defense also blamed ISIS for the deaths saying they planned the incident to "impact the civilians, to inflame the public and to convey a wrong message to the world that the joint forces and the global coalition are behind the killing and bombings".

Global Media Pyongyang making 'meaningful progress' on rockets: Seoul
Author: 0 Pyongyang making 'meaningful progress' on rockets: Seoul

Malaysia is pursuing more potential suspects, including at least one "important" person, in connection with the murder of Kim Jong-Nam last month in Kuala Lumpur , the police chief said Sunday. A rocket-engine test conducted by North Korea shows the communist state is making "meaningful progress" with its nuclear-weapons program, a South Korean defense official said Monday.

Author: 0 Angela Merkel's party win big in bellwether Saarland state vote

The BBC reports that Saarland "is now governed by a coalition of the CDU and SPD as junior partner, mirroring the national government" and that the outcome of the election is "being watched for signs of voter sentiment ahead of the 24 September general election".

Author: 0 Trump attacks Meadows, Freedom Caucus on Twitter

House GOP leaders failed to gather support from Freedom Caucus members, as well as some key moderate Republicans. This came as a warning sign for Freedom Caucus members, who are opposing the American Health Care Act. "The Freedom Caucus didn't care". "I know that our Freedom Caucus folks wanted to be part of a solution", Barton said. The White House accused the conservative group of moving the goalposts during negotiations and Trump has called out the caucus publicly over the weekend as ...

Author: 0 US, allies seek ways to up pressure on Islamic State group

Tillerson said the U.S. and its allies would help in mine clearance and establishing stability in the aftermath of the fighting, but warned Iraq must lead its own reconstruction. Tillerson insisted that the coalition must increase the intensity of its efforts and solidify the gains in the next phase of the counter-ISIS fight.

Global Media Search for Missing Girl, 6, Ends With Tragic Find
Author: 0 Search for Missing Girl, 6, Ends With Tragic Find

Magnus said the remains of the young girl were identified by an out-of-state lab in Virginia. He said DNA analysis confirmed the remains were Isabel. Isabel Celis went missing in 2012. . They also searched her house, but records of that search have been sealed by a judge. Magnus did not release many details regarding the girl's remains and their recovery of her body.

Author: 0 Protests brew as Venezuela leader denies coup

The UN's' senior human rights official expressed "grave concern" and called on the court to reverse its decision. National Assembly President Julio Borges rips Supreme Court documents ruling that it can take over responsibilities assigned to congress, during a press conference at the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Ma.

Global Media NYC mayor wants to close Rikers Island jail within a decade
Author: 0 NYC mayor wants to close Rikers Island jail within a decade

On Friday, he said he had changed his mind because the jail system was housing fewer and fewer people, dropping to under 10,000 from a high of 15,000 just a few years ago, according to city figures. The commission, headed by the state's former chief judge, Jonathan Lippman, has been considering options for Rikers as part of a broad examination of the city's criminal justice system.

Author: 0 EU, UK to formally initiate Brexit negotiations despite friction

The Conservative government under Prime Minister Theresa May chose to respect the wishes of the people and the democratic process by triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on Wednesday. "To enable these laws to function properly on exit the government needs to undertake a program of legislation to correct the statute book while Article 50 negotiations take place", said Davis.

Global Media Witness account highlights dangers of texting while driving
Author: 0 Witness account highlights dangers of texting while driving

In addition, the Texas Department of Public Safety says the deadly collision appears to have happened after the truck driver crossed the center line on a curved road. The National Transportation Safety Board team investigating the crash is trying to determine why those passengers died even though they were wearing seat belts.

Global Media U.S. and United Kingdom ban electronic devices in carry-on luggage onboard aircraft
Author: 0 U.S. and United Kingdom ban electronic devices in carry-on luggage onboard aircraft

The banned devices, however, can be placed in checked baggage. Those larger than a typical smartphone measuring 16cm by 9.3cm by 1.5cm will now have to be checked in to the plane's hold instead. According to Fox News , the eight countries included are Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, and Morocco. Overseas airlines affected are Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airways, Atlas-Global Airlines, Middle East Airlines, EgyptAir, Royal Jordanian, Tunis Air and Saudia.

Global Media Two people dead after huge floods swamp northern NSW
Author: 0 Two people dead after huge floods swamp northern NSW

About 628mm of rain has fallen over the Wilsons River valley since Thursday after ex-tropical Cyclone Debbie collided with a cold front from the south. "We are going to see other areas that may need to be evacuated in the next few days but nothing to the extent we've seen in Lismore", an SES spokeswoman told AAP .

Author: 0 Trump Trade Tweet Sets Tone for Tense First Meeting With China Leader

On Thursday, when announcing the meeting between Xi and Trump, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang took a more diplomatic approach. "They will discuss issues of mutual concern, including North Korea, trade, and regional security", White House press secretary Sean Spicer said at a daily briefing.

Author: 0 Grassley Slams Schumer, Says Supreme Court Has Been 'Poisoned'

No Democrat has yet come out in favor of Gorsuch. "It's to change the nominee", he said, according to the Washington Post . Democrats vowing to filibuster President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick appear to be doing so for the judge's insistence that a fidelity to the rule of law - not personal politics - guides his decision making process in court.

Author: 0 Temer reassures envoys of countries importing Brazilian meat

Chile followed suit, announcing the temporary suspension of Brazilian meats, said Angel Sartori, director of that country's Agricultural and Livestock Service. President Michel Temer sought to downplay the scandal, calling it a "fuss" and noting that only three of the more than 4000 meatpacking plants in Brazil have been forced to close.

Author: 0 UKIP is now a Brussels-only party

He said he was not rejoining the Tories, which meant there would be no need for a new election. Carswell defected from the ruling Conservative party in 2014 to become the only UKIP member of the 650-seat House of Commons, but he has always been at odds with the party's founder, Nigel Farage.

Author: 0 Hill panels says it's too soon to discuss immunity for Flynn

Since July, the FBI has been conducting a counterintelligence investigation into Russia's interference in the election and possible coordination with Trump associates. Grants of such immunity must also involve discussions with senior Justice Department officials, but even that type of limited immunity is problematic, in large part because of the case of Oliver North.

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Author: 0 Alabama congressman: "Freedom Caucus is not to be ignored"

President Donald Trump was nonplussed with members of the House Freedom Caucus after Republicans were forced to pull the American Health Care Act after realizing it didn't have the votes to pass. But as the White House considered flexing its muscle against the Freedom Caucus , the group remained unbowed, with several members immediately hitting back against a president whose agenda has stalled, whose approval ratings are hovering below 40 percent and who has been dogged by the ongoing probe ...

Author: 0 Virginia's Freedom Caucus members respond to Trump threat

We were in an internal House caucus fight as captives. Mr Trump and his White House advisers have been frustrated by the intransigence of Freedom Caucus members, led by Representative Mark Meadows, from North Carolina. Brooks had been critical of the GOP health care plan from the beginning, and he attacked it for failing to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act. When the president effectively declares war on his own party, that's a yuge problem.

Author: 0 Park questioned in corruption scandal

He was indicted on charges including pledging 43 billion won ($37.24 million) in payments to Choi. "I will sincerely undergo an investigation", Park said when she went in. Geun-hye was also identified as an accomplice of Choi in helping solicit tens of millions of U.S. dollars from scores of large business conglomerates to establish two non-profit foundations Choi used for personal gains.

Global Media Anguished parents watch as disaster ferry is hauled up
Author: 0 Anguished parents watch as disaster ferry is hauled up

Workers on two barges began the operation last night, rolling up 66 cables connected to a frame of metal beams placed beneath the ferry by divers. At around 3:45 a.m., the right side of the ferry's structure was seen above water between the two salvage barges, the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said.

Author: 0 'Protagonist' of BJP's election victory, Amit Shah to be felicitated in Goa

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal will also start his campaigns from Burari constituency on March 31. Out of Rs 97 crore incurred on advertisements, government has so far paid Rs 42 crore to ad agencies and the LG has directed Chief Secretary M M Kutty to get the amount reimbursed from the AAP, PTI reported, quoting sources.

Author: 0 Headstrong politics obstacle to bipartisan health care compromise

The caucus has even drawn the ire of President Trump, who vowed to support primary challenges against its members in 2018 if they don't get on board. "We have an obligation to govern", said Rep. His vote won over Mary Broecker, president of the Oldham County Republican Women's Club and a strong proponent of a full-blown repeal of the 2010 law.

Author: 0 Trump to host Xi at his Florida residence next week

It is the same Florida resort where Trump hosted and played golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in February.Before arriving in the US, Xi will pay a state visit to Finland from April 4-6, Lu said. "China's leadership has become increasingly irritated at being repeatedly told by Washington to rein in North Korea's nuclear and missile programs and by the United States decision to install an advanced missile defense system in South Korea".

Global Media Trump says North Korea dictator 'is acting very, very badly'
Author: 0 Trump says North Korea dictator 'is acting very, very badly'

In his New Year address, Kim Jong-un said North Korea has entered the final stage of preparations for test-launching an intercontinental ballistic missile, raising the possibility Saturday's engine test marks a technological improvement. After that launch, South Korean defence officials said that the Unha rocket used in the launch, if successfully reconfigured as a missile, could fly more than 12,000km with a warhead of 500 to 600kg - far enough to reach most of the US.

Global Media Woman Arrested in UK Attack Investigation Won't Face Charges
Author: 0 Woman Arrested in UK Attack Investigation Won't Face Charges

In total, his attack on Westminster Bridge and the Palace of Westminster, which houses the UK Parliament, lasted 82 seconds. A British coroner's officer says that the man who attacked Parliament last week before being killed by police died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Author: 0 Tillerson Admits Iraq War Actually Going To Last A Long Time

He vowed in January to set up safe zones in Syria for refugees. Noting that the expansion of ISIS has necessitated a large-scale military response, Tillerson said the offensive measures are reclaiming areas in Iraq and Syria in which ISIS has had a large and destructive footprint.

Author: 0 KD injured, Spurs are now the favorites to win the west

Curry, though, countered with a triple of his own to bring the lead back up to eight. By all appearances and insinuations, Durant will be back for the final two or three games of the regular season. There have only been four players ever to lead their teams in those four categories in a season: Dave Cowens (1977-78 Boston Celtics), Scottie Pippen (1994-95 Chicago Bulls), Kevin Garnett (2002-03 Minnesota Timberwolves) and LeBron James (2008-09 Cleveland Cavaliers).

Author: 0 Rep. Speier: House Intel Chair Devin Nunes 'an Agent of the President'

Devin Nunes examine intelligence information there last week. "The White House has yet to explain why senior White House staff apparently shared these materials with but one member of either committee, only for their contents to be briefed back to the White House", Schiff said, after finally being allowed to view the materials more than a week after they were apparently shown to Nunes.

Global Media House Intel chairman: Paul Manafort volunteered to interview in Russian Federation probe
Author: 0 House Intel chairman: Paul Manafort volunteered to interview in Russian Federation probe

It was not clear whether Manafort had offered to testify under oath or in a public hearing. The confirmation of an ongoing FBI investigation was a blow to the White House, which has described the Russian Federation probe as a ruse. When he made his apology, Nunes stressed "that he really wanted us to be bipartisan", said Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.), a member of the Intelligence Committee.

Global Media PV Sindhu vs Carolina Marin
Author: 0 PV Sindhu vs Carolina Marin

It was a whole-hearted effort from India's Rio Olympics 2016 silver-medallist. "I felt no pressure even when she was ahead in the second game". In the end it was an easy task for the 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist as she won the last set 21-14.

Author: 0 Nunes was fed info by White House officials

Prompted another time about whether Nunes' information came from the White House, he said, "I can not get into who those individuals were". However the comments by Farkas appeared to indicate however that she was anxious that the information could be buried by Trump officials, not that she wanted it leaked.

Global Media Russia draws focus in hearing on election meddling
Author: 0 Russia draws focus in hearing on election meddling

The US intelligence community said, in a report released on 6 January 2016, that they believe Russia's intention was to influence the election in favour of Trump and that the order to do so came from Russian President Vladimir Putin. The differences between chambers was on full display as the Senate - which gives the top Democrat on committees the title of vice chairman, unlike House's "ranking member" equivalent - stressed bipartisan cooperation, the same day the leaders of the House ...

Author: 0 Family of American killed in London terror attack tell of 'difficult experience'

Ms Cochran, who was left with a broken rib and a badly injured leg, was described by her sister, Jenny, as a "fighter" who was recovering well. Mr Cochran was killed on Westminster Bridge along with Aysha Frade and Leslie Rhodes. Police investigating the attack arrested a 30-year-old man on Sunday in the central English city of Birmingham on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts.

Author: 0 Carrie Lam, Beijing's Favored Candidate, Elected To Lead Hong Kong

There were 31 abstentions. Speaking to reporters after the result was announced, Lam thanked her rivals and members of the election committee "no matter who they voted for". Legislator Tanya Chan, who is one among those likely to be charged, called the move a "poisoned chalice" for Lam intentionally designed by the city's incumbent and unpopular leader Leung Chun-ying, according to South China Morning Post .

Global Media Putin on US election hack charge: 'Read my lips: No'
Author: 0 Putin on US election hack charge: 'Read my lips: No'

Vladimir Putin misquoted one of the most famous US presidential catchphrases of all time on Thursday, using the garbled expression to deny his government interfered in the American presidential election. We have the USA ambassador here, who came to the forum and is meeting with participants and he can do so with members of the government and businesspeople.

Author: 0 Israeli American Jew Arrested For Jewish Community Center Bomb Threats

A threat phoned in to Delta Airlines that caused a flight to make an emergency landing was also attributed to the suspect, police said. The Anti-Defamation League says there have been more than 150 bomb threats against U.S. The Oshman Family JCC was one of dozens of centers nationwide that received a bomb threat by phone late in the afternoon on February 27. The teen, who has not been charged with a crime, will be held until March 30 and his father, who law enforcement officials ...

Global Media Suspect identified in Las Vegas Strip shooting
Author: 0 Suspect identified in Las Vegas Strip shooting

The bus had stopped on the Strip near the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino. Police said earlier they do not believe there are any other suspects. The suspect in a shooting that left one person dead and another wounded on a bus in Las Vegas has been identified as Rolando Cardenas.

Author: 0 Trump walks out before signing executive orders

The White House said he later signed the two orders, which focused on reducing the trade deficit, out of view of cameras. White House National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro said some $2.8 billion in such duties went uncollected between 2001 and the end of 2016 from companies in some 40 countries.

Author: 0 White House shows Adam Schiff 'same' materials shared with Nunes

He's become a controversial figure in intelligence circles, but Trump chose to keep him on over the objections of the CIA and National Security Adviser H.R. Nor was he, as President of the United States, telling the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or the House or Senate intel committees, he wanted them to give immunity to Flynn.

Global Media Nigeria summons Indian envoy over attacks on students
Author: 0 Nigeria summons Indian envoy over attacks on students

The police said three FIRs were registered. She said that Aditya Nath has assured of an impartial probe into the Monday night attack on four Nigerian students by a crowd in Greater Noida, some 40 km from the national capital. "The government is determined to see that justice is done", the High Commissioner said. "Until the government has fully ensured our security, people should desist from coming here".

Author: 0 Cyclone Debbie havoc: Thousands in Australia asked to evacuate as flooding continues

The region has been subjected to days of drenching rains after Cyclone Debbie slammed into the Queensland coast on Tuesday with winds up to 260 kilometers (160 miles) an hour. "We've been rationing", he said. The storm, now downgraded to a tropical low, continued to track over Queensland's central interior in a southeasterly direction on Thursday, slowing attempts by the army and emergency workers to start what is expected to be a lengthy clean-up operation.

Global Media Woman in custody after 'criminal' incident near US Capitol
Author: 0 Woman in custody after 'criminal' incident near US Capitol

The woman, wearing a green jumper, was taken into custody. Surrounded by officers, Hill attempted to reverse, hitting the cruiser again and coming close to officers. In 2013, Miriam Carey, a 34-year-old dental hygienist from CT, was shot and killed by Capitol Police officers in her vehicle outside the Hart Senate Office Building.

Global Media UN chief: More funding needed for Iraq programs
Author: 0 UN chief: More funding needed for Iraq programs

Iraqis in the northern city of Mosul are still burying their dead after a US airstrike allegedly killed more than 100 people last week, and rights groups are expressing alarm over a recent spike in civilian deaths. "I could just hear her voice and I ran", he said. Canadian special forces are in the city of Mosul, now supporting Iraqi troops there in the battle to push the Islamic State from the densely populated urban centre.