The shifting accounts of the decision to fire Comey , whom Trump derided as a " showboat " and " grandstander ", added to a mounting sense of uncertainty and chaos in the West Wing, as aides scrambled to get their stories straight and appease an angry president.
This is obviously a developing story and more information likely will emerge. "Me personally. I'm not talking about campaign, or anything else". "You know that, I know that, everybody knows that". Press Secretary Sean Spicer and his deputy Sarah Huckabee Sanders repeatedly gave this as the explanation to the press. The firing has stoked charges of a coverup and again raised the questions, why, if Trump has nothing to hide, does he act so guilty? Democrats and critics of Trump's ...
Nadal was hitting forehand winners from all over the court and he comfortably saw out the first set before breaking again at the start of the second. Rafael Nadal was dominant today against Novak Djokovic and progressed to the finals of the ATP Masters 1000 tournament in Madrid .
The Eurovision final took place in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev on Saturday night. The 17-year-old from Moama came ninth after performing ballad Don't Come Easy in the grand final this morning at the song contest in Kiev, Ukraine. Russian Federation - one of Eurovision's heavy hitters - is tied with Sweden for the most top-five finishes this century. Samoylova has already been announced as Russia's Eurovision candidate for 2018.
To view the full article, register now. Trump said he made the decision based on the recommendation of the Justice Department. The Trump administration asked for Flynn's resignation in February after the White House said he misled Vice President Mike Pence about a communication with Russia's United States ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Elections BC has approved requests for recounts in two B.C. ridings, but denied requests in four other regions. Christy Clark and the BC Liberals now hold 43 seats, one off the amount needed to have a majority government. The initial recount request by Oger was denied by Elections BC but a second request from BC Citizens First Party candidate Phillip James was accepted.
Gabriel Jesus made it 2-0 with a penalty that was a far easier decision for Madley, after Yohan Benalouane sent Sane sprawling. Swansea have taken 10 points from the last 12 available just when they needed it most, in stark contrast to Sunderland, whose win at the KCOM Stadium last weekend proved to be yet another false dawn.
The U.S. deployment in Manbij intentionally put Americans in the middle of that rivalry, hoping to cool it down. The airstrikes reportedly targeted Christian and Yazidi communities in Syria and Iraq, alleging that the regions were aiding and abetting the USA -designated terrorist group Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which was also targeted in the raid.
Under the Russian plan, President Bashar Assad's air force would halt flights over the designated areas across the war-torn country. Mazen al-Shami, an opposition activist based near Damascus, said the opposition fighters and their families are boarding the buses in Barzeh to head to the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib.
The accusations came as supporters of her rival Emmanuel Macron warned that a high abstention rate could hurt his chances of victory in the second round vote on Sunday. She also used a quote from the early 20th-century French prime minister Georges Clemenceau: "Once a soldier of God, and now a soldier of Liberty, France will always be the soldier of the ideal".
A local source, requesting not to be named, said the defectors had escaped to an unknown location. However, the western part of Mosul, with its narrow streets and heavily populated neighborhoods, appears to be a bigger challenge to the Iraqi forces.
Security agencies, the military, the Government of Switzerland, the International Committee of the Red Cross and local and international non-governmental organisations were part of the negotiations. Some 113 young women are still missing, however, she said. On Friday, the United States and Britain issued warnings that the extremist group was actively planning to kidnap foreigners in an area of Borno state "along the Kumshe-Banki axis".
Updated: President Donald Trump said in an interview that he had decided earlier this week to fire FBI Director James Comey-before he received a memo outlining the case against Comey by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. It is the greatest honour of my professional life to have worked with him. Including the caption "We finally agree on something Rosie ", Trump retweeted a December post by O'Donnell calling for Comey to be fired.
Trump fired Flynn, a retired general, in February for failing to disclose talks with Ambassador Sergei Kislyak about United States sanctions on Moscow and then misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations. "It suggests that there is some sensitivity to Russian Federation in this White House that prevents them from reaching obvious conclusions, like 'My national security advisor may be compromised, let's firewall the guy till we get to the bottom of this, '" said Whitehouse.
Also after losing to Nadal in the finals of the Barcelona Open last month, Thiem will be determined to get one over him. Djokovic had won his last seven matches against the left-hander but although he was more competitive in the second, he could not prevent Nadal from wrapping up a 6-2 6-4 victory.
Located in Lynchburg , Virginia, Liberty is a Christian university founded in 1971 by pastor and conservative activist Jerry Falwell. Trump's visit to the Lynchburg , Virginia, school marks his first extended public appearance since his Tuesday firing of FBI Director James Comey, who was investigating Russia's role in last year's USA presidential election and possible connections between Trump's campaign and the Russian government.
The minister gave no details on who would make up that police force. Muallem cautioned that if forces from Jordan, a supporter of rebel groups in southern Syria, entered the country without coordinating with Assad's government; it would be considered an act of aggression.
Trump said the candidates were "outstanding people" and "very well known". Critics have assailed Trump for abruptly dismissing Comey just as the agency is investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election, and possible Moscow ties to the Trump presidential campaign.
The letter, dated to March, was given to reporters on Friday. But the letter acknowledges that there are three exceptions. The returns do show $12.2 million Trump received from the 2013 Miss Universe pageant held in Moscow. Trump's sons have also been vocal about the family's business ties to Russian Federation. On its face, this certainly tends to put to rest some fears and concerns that have been raised about Trump's potential business ties to Russian Federation and especially it's ...
Both Clark and Green Party leader Andrew Weaver have said they are open to working with other parties, but the precarious nature of minority governments and an alliance between the energy-friendly Liberals and the environmentalist Greens cast some doubt on the ability to get projects done.
Company's Sandouville plant in northwestern France was one of the factories that stopped production. German rail operator Deutsche Bahn said on Saturday its systems were infected by a global cyber attack that caused computer turmoil in almost 100 countries.
Reports indicate that road work nearby may have triggered the collapse. Responding agencies include the U.S. Department of Energy; Richland, West Richland, and Kennewick city fire and police; Benton, Franklin, and Grant County fire and police officials; Washington state patrol; and OR and Washington state officials.
Xi did not give a timeframe for the new loans, aid and funding pledged on Sunday. Leaders from 29 countries and ministerial delegates from many more are attending the forum in Beijing, including India's smaller neighbours - not just Pakistan , but also Sri Lanka and Nepal.
US officials say the troop movement is part of its operations with the Kurdish forces in northern Syria. "Coalition forces are conducting joint patrols along the northeastern Syria-Turkey border to assess reports from both the SDF and Turkey regarding skirmishes and cross-border fires between their respective security forces", the statement said, referring to USA -allied Syrian Democratic Forces.
The Belt and Road Forum (BRF) is part of the "Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road" (OBOR) initiative launched by President Xi Jinping in 2013. "For example, the China-Laos railway; the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway; the Nakhon Ratchasima-Bangkok high-speed railway; and, for us in Malaysia, the East Coast Rail Link", he said.
Around 1,500 delegates, including heads of states and government leaders, from 130 countries and worldwide organizations are set to attend today's " Belt and Road " Forum for global Cooperation, the Chinese foreign ministry said. "Noting India shares the worldwide community's desire for enhanced physical connectivity and believes that it should bring greater economic benefits to all in an equitable and balanced manner", Baglay said it was "working with many countries and global institutions in ...
It puts immediate pressure on South Korea's President Moon Jae-in, who campaigned on a platform of better engagement with the North. On Sunday 14th May at 5.27am local time, North Korea fired a ballistic missile. "Relevant Security Council resolutions have clear rules about North Korea using ballistic missile technology to carry out launches". Prime Minister Shinzo Abe slammed Pyongyang for again violating the UN Security Council resolutions.
Despite widespread doubts, analysts agreed that the sheer scale of his victory gave one of the EU's most powerful member States a small window to change the bloc. The final results showed that Macron had won 66.1 percent of the votes to 33.9 percent for Le Pen. The are 577 seats in the French National Assembly.
Last month, the USA banned laptops on flights from countries including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey following fears that laptop batteries could be used to house bombs. Chief among the concerns are whether any new threat prompted the proposal, said European Commission transport spokeswoman Anna-Kaisa Itkonen, who confirmed the talks and said the EU had no new information about a specific security concern.
The Palestinian Foreign Ministry, who sees east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state, declared the resolution a "victory for global law". While hailing those who voted in favor of the resolution, the PA expressed "disappointment" in the "small minority that succumbed to the cynical campaign of political manipulation against Palestine's resolution".
He campaigned on pro-business and pro-European policies, a risky move when a populist wave recently swept Donald Trump into the White House and led Britain to vote to leave the European Union would also carry her to France's presidential Elysee Palace.
Drink in moderation! But there's nothing wrong with celebrating by enjoying a culture's traditional foods and supporting its people. Mexico had troubles paying back war debts to European countries, and France had come to Mexico to collect that debt .
President Donald Trump stunned Washington on Tuesday with his decision to fire Comey, whose agency is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election and the possibility Trump associates may have colluded with Moscow.
Nicole Kushner Meyer, Jared's sister, mentioned her brother's new role in the administration during a pitch for her family's property in New Jersey. The company on Monday said dropping the name of Jared Kushner, who's married to Ivanka Trump, was not meant to "lure investors" to the almost $1 billion One Journal Square project to build luxury apartments.
A majority of French voters say they are satisfied with President-elect Emmanuel Macron's list of candidates for the parliamentary election scheduled for June 11 to 18, a poll revealed on Friday. A graduate of Science-Po Lille and the London School of Economics, he worked for the French Development Agency in Mozambique and then as a researcher at Stanford University in California.
But Labour said that the "Sturgeon surge has become the Sturgeon slump" and the party's leader in Scotland, Kezia Dugdale, told supporters "a vote for the Tories won't send Nicola Sturgeon a message - it will just send Theresa May back to Downing Street".
The photographer who stood feet from Trump as he talked with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, had told the White House that he was Lavrov's official photographer, the administration official said.
A North Korean delegation attended the conference. It's the latest in a series of tests by Pyongyang as it pursues a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach the US mainland. In his inaugural address, Moon suggested that he would look to go to North Korea under the right conditions. Japan's defense minister says the missile test-fired by North Korea might have been a new type given the altitude and duration of its flight.
Standing before the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, Pope Francis canonized two shepherd children who saw Mary at Fatima, but more importantly, he said, they heeded the call to pray for sinners and trust in the Lord. I could not fail to come here to venerate the Virgin Mary and to entrust to her all her sons and daughters. She is now on track for beatification, the first step towards becoming a saint.
Rescuers and others stand near the site of a fatal train derailment close to the northern city of Thessaloniki, Greece on Sunday, May 14, 2017. A passenger train from Athens bound for Thessaloniki derailed on Saturday evening at the outskirts of the northern Greece city, injuring six people, according to local media reports.
French President-elect Emmanuel Macron's start-up party on Thursday announced a list of 428 candidates, a lot of them political unknowns, to fight parliamentary elections that will determine his chances of putting his program into action. Polling suggests that En Marche and another centrist party, Modem, are now the choice of a narrow plurality-26 percent-of French voters, while Le Pen's party, the National Front, comes in at 22 percent.
The turnout for this ward was 45.3 percent, up from 35.30 percent in 2012. "Thanks to the support of people across the country, the SNP has secured the largest number of councillors, the highest share of the vote - with an increase on the last result in 2012 and is the largest party in the most council areas".
On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, members of the Texas Senate voted to approve several legislative items tied to the Convention of States resolution , which would ultimately allow states to propose and pass amendments to the U.S. "Of course that doesn't indicate whether or not Trump knows about how legislation is passed, but it certainly doesn't reflect well on the United States that something as landmark as the Civil War, some basic facts surrounding that, aren't even known by the person who is ...
Choe Son Hui, North Korea's Foreign Ministry director general for USA affairs, made the comment to reporters in Beijing as she was traveling home from Norway, Yonhap said. The launch comes the same day a senior North Korean diplomat who handles relations with the United States said Pyongyang would hold talks with Washington under the "right conditions", according to Yonhap.
Conte, 46, becomes only the fourth manager to lift the Premier League trophy in his first season in England, joining Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti and Manuel Pellegrini. But I think we started to work, to do our work, and we have to improve in the next season and to find the right solution to improve. He revealed he had cut his lip as he celebrated Batshuayi's victor, but that it was not the first time he had been injured as a result of his joyful exuberance.
The Intelligence Committee probe is one of several investigating whether Trump's campaign colluded with the Russian government to influence the 2016 election. In March, Flynn's lobbying firm registered as a foreign agent for the Turkish government, under a United States dollars 500,000 contract. Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general, emerged in 2015 as a strident critic of the Obama administration, which fired him.
The North Korean situation has been likened to the Cuban missile crisis in slow motion. Moon has moved more quickly on domestic economic goals than foreign policy. The missile was sacked from a site near the northwestern city of Kusong. The White House said Saturday that President Donald Trump was briefed on North Korea's latest missile test-firing, notin.
The type of missile is being assessed, but the flight was not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile, according to a statement from U.S. Japanese Defence Minister Tomomi Inada said the missile could be of a new type. While Pyongyang regularly tests shorter-range missiles, it is also working to master the technology needed to field nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the USA mainland.
Cllr Truelove wondered if, with a general election around the corner, voters would be less inclined to vote "politically" in the local elections, instead focusing more on the quality of the local candidate than they perhaps would have done had Theresa May not called a snap vote for June 8.
You know Gregg Popovich is serious about the Western Conference finals because he didn't schedule any extra time for a trip to Napa beforehand. Popovich and Leonard are the rebels. "He just has a presence about him". Question for the series: Electric wing man Jonathon Simmons only played 1 minute in that game and reserve point guard Dejounte Murray wasn't available-but they were significant factors at the end of the Houston series.