In her reference to Scotland "regaining" membership, Sturgeon confirmed previous hints she accepts she may have to retreat from her preferred timescale of staging a referendum between autumn 2018 and spring 2019, before Brexit takes place. Alex Salmond, SNP General Election candidate for Gordon, sends a message to the Tories over efforts to unseat him. Ms Sturgeon added: "When we come to an independence referendum - if we come to an independence referendum - these issues will be subject to ...
The president already stands accused of obstruction of justice via demands to Mr Comey to drop an investigation into links between his campaign and Russian Federation and to back off an investigation into fired National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
Grant Woods, who served as a special prosecutor in several Arizona cases after serving as the state's attorney general, agreed. Mueller's investigation is only to see if criminal wrongdoing occurred. Neither, for that matter, did President Trump's firing of Comey, which the president linked to his frustration with the amount of time devoted to that investigation, to the exclusion of an investigation into illegal leaks of classified information.
Javier Valdez was leaving his office at Riodoce , the weekly magazine he co-founded in Culiacan, a city in northwestern Sinaloa state. The official was not authorised to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, the Associated Press news agency reported.
The visit kicks off an ambitious global debut for Trump. The president will also meet members of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in Brussels and attend a G7 summit in the picturesque Sicilian town of Taormina overlooking the Mediterranean.
A video emerged Thursday of Erdogan watching members of his security detail violently clash with protesters in D.C. "The demonstrators began aggressively provoking Turkish-American citizens who had peacefully assembled to greet the president", the embassy said .
The White House initially said last week that a letter Rosenstein wrote accusing Comey of missteps as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, including his handling of an election-year probe into Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, was what prompted Trump to fire Comey.
North Korea said the missile it had tested on Sunday was a "newly developed ballistic rocket" capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead. Adm. Harry Harris Jr. China has urged restraint, but as a result of the latest missile test, the Chinese are considering closing the Yalu River Bridge, which is responsible for more than half of North Korea's trade with China , as a way to punish the regime in Pyongyang.
Macron has said he intends to keep his distance from the press in an effort to restore the authority of the presidential office which he felt was damaged under his gossip-loving predecessor Francois Hollande. The presence of French Development Agency chief Remy Rioux in the President's entourage is taken as a sign that Mr Macron wants to put more emphasis on economic development in its former colonies.
A much-criticized visa program that allows foreigners to win fast-track immigration in return for investing $500,000 in USA properties was extended in a bill signed by President Trump just one day before a sister of senior White House adviser Jared Kushner pitched the program to Chinese investors.
Pyongyang also said the South Korean government made their complaint "blindly" and that their "disgraceful behavior is ridiculous and a pity". He said North Korea would never abandon its "nuclear deterrence for self-defense and pre-emptive strike capability" even if the US ratchets up sanctions and pressure "to the utmost".
Aam Aadmi Party MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj on Tuesday gave in-camera demonstration on how EVMs can be rigged in the Delhi Assembly. "There are two parts of the EVM, one (ballot unit) where the voter presses the button for a particular party while the other (control unit) is for the presiding officer to take the final count of votes", he said, while demonstrating a mock voting exercise to show the actual and tampered results.
The local administration said huge boulders rolled down Hathi Parvat onto the Joshimath-Badrinath highway, bringing traffic to a halt. He also said that all efforts are being taken to provide facilities to around 1500 pilgrims who are at Joshimath, Karnaprayag, Pipalkoti, Govindghat and Badrinath.
While Trump issued stern denials, the focus of the political drama turned to Capitol Hill, where Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein met with the full Senate in private to brief them on his decision to appoint Robert Mueller to serve as special counsel and take charge of the department's Russian Federation investigation.
Meanwhile, Pakistan adviser on foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz said Islamabad would decide about the consular access to Jadhav in the light of "national security dynamics". "There is a sense of relief and also happiness in India that the ICJ has ruled in India's favour and stayed the execution of Mr. Jadhav who is held in Pakistan's custody".
Donald Trump's approval rating has officially hit its lowest level since his inauguration, according to Reuters . When questioned about the reports that Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to stop an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, 50% of voters thought it was inappropriate of Trump to fire Comey.
The girl told the police that the man came to their home often to meet her mother under the pretext of helping the family out as the girl's father had been bedridden for long and whenever he got the opportunity, he allegedly raped her. The incident is reported to have happened at 11.30 pm on Friday night, according to the police. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan hailed the woman's "brave step".
The Election Commission will organise its "EVM challenge" beginning June 3, 2017 when political parties are invited to prove EVMs with the EC or those used during the recent Assembly elections could be tampered with, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi announced on Saturday.
French President Emmanuel Macron said that the possibility of change to European Union treaties was "not taboo" and that he wanted to see better protection for Europe's workers. "Macron on the move to the centre-right", headlined right-leaning newspaper Le Figaro, while left-leaning Liberation headlined its coverage of the cabinet line-up "Mostly of the right".
Ms Fitzgerald decided against standing for the leadership, as did Minister for Education Richard Bruton, who immediately said he would be supporting Mr Varadkar. Kenny's successor as party leader is set to be elected on June 2 and Noonan may still oversee the flotation of Allied Irish Banks, which he said could happen in the coming weeks, another landmark in the banking sector recovery.
Mr Trump said he was about to name a replacement for Mr Comey, another effort to settle the waters, with former senator Joe Lieberman seen as the front-runner. The bilateral summit on Saturday comes with Saudi leaders rebuilding crucial ties with Washington after feeling that Trump's predecessor Barack Obama tilted too much towards Tehran.
The latest election tallies released by the Interior Ministry showed Rouhani with a commanding lead of 59%, with 38.9 million votes counted, far ahead of hardline rival Ebrahim Raisi, who had 39%. Raisi is believed to be Rouhani's toughest challenger. People from 102 countries including Pakistan, India, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, China, Iraq, Turkey and Afghanistan casted their votes to elect new Iranian president.
North Korea has been developing a long-range missile capable of striking the mainland United States mounted with a nuclear warhead. A day before, North Korea fired off a missile that landed in the sea near Russian Federation. Analysts say the missile was sacked at an upward trajectory to artificially limit its range during the test. David Wright, co-director of the Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, said the missile could have a range of 4,500 kilometers (about ...
Former FBI Director James Comey has agreed to testify before an open meeting of the Senate Intelligence Committee, CNBC reports . Senator Mark Warner, ranking member of the Committee, hoped that Comey's testimony will help answer some of the questions that have arisen since he was sacked by Trump last week.
Karti Chidambaram in Chennai . ED has filed an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR), which is the equivalent of a police FIR, under various sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The ED, which is investigating a company associated with Karti in connection with the Aircel Maxis deal and FDI inflow into Vasan Healthcare, had found documents related to the INX Media FDI inflow during searches.
When former first lady Michelle Obama visited Riyadh in 2015 with her husband, to pay respects to the late Saudi King Abdullah, she did not cover her hair. On the drive to the Ritz hotel where Trump is staying, King Salman rode with the president in the heavily armored presidential limousine nicknamed "the Beast".
What's worse, those responsible were able to borrow a weaponized "exploit", apparently created by the US National Security Agency, to launch the attack in the first place. Research released earlier this month revealed that Northern Ireland is a hotspot for online financial scams and it is important the message gets out about all types of cyber fraud.
Burr says the committee wants to hear from Comey on his role in the development of the US intelligence agencies' assessment that Russian Federation interfered in last year's election. House members and senators said Mr Rosenstein in his briefings steered clear of specifics in answering questions about his appointment of Mr Mueller, but made clear the former FBI director will have wide latitude to pursue the investigation - potentially including criminal charges.
Turkey has entirely attempted to portray the two groups as terrorists since Ankara sees the Syrian Kurdish fighters as an offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), and complains that the American arms will eventually reach the PKK.
Mourinho: No mistakes next season! "We spend more time travelling and in hotels than at home". I hope that Big Sam (Allardyce , the Palace manager) shows he is a good friend and he goes slow. The 19-year-old's versatility could represent a major boost for Mourinho, however, who is now sweating on the fitness of Chris Smalling and Marouane Fellaini ahead of a season-defining match against Ajax .
Many Israelis might nonetheless be surprised to see that the current U.S. administration, which has repeatedly affirmed its unwavering support of and friendship to Israel's right-wing government, signaling its adoption of the widespread global position, especially as regards the Golan Heights.
Flynn's lawyer, Robert Kelner, had already told the panel he would not voluntarily provide the documents responsive to an earlier April 28 request. Burr says the panel's members are not surprised and says, "We'll figure out on Gen. Comey apparently kept memos of his interactions with top officials and he reportedly wrote that during a conversation with Trump in February, the president said of the Flynn investigation, " I hope you can let this go ." .
The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense ( THAAD ) anti-ballistic missile system positioned by the USA in South Korea has become a bone of contention between the two Asian countries. The secret transportation caused a strong backlash from residents and peace activists who had stood guard beside the entrance road to the golf course to block any further deployment of other THAAD elements.
Trump will be visiting Israel on May 22 to 23, just after his stop in Saudi Arabia and his trip to the Vatican. International Christian Embassy Jerusalem-USA Director Susan Michael expressed her concern that Trump was being advised to delay the efforts to move the Embassy and make it instead as part of the peace agreement between Palestinians and Israelis.
Iranian authorities say they believe the vote will exceed a 70 percent turnout. Iran's presidential election began on Friday morning at 8:00 a.m. local time (0330 GMT) as Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei cast his vote in the ballot box.
With specifics to NAFTA, there is a strong interdependence of the fruit and vegetable sector across all three countries. "We will work with the Trump administration to do that as it reviews the existing trade deal with our North American neighbors".
The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) have repeatedly urged administration officials and legislators to focus on maintaining what has worked well, such as trade with Mexico, the top market for U.S.
Despite tough talk from top U.S. officials in recent weeks and the deployment of an aircraft carrier strike group to the region, Mattis said the best option for North Korea is finding an global solution to effectively apply pressure on Pyongyang.
GST has been touted as the single biggest tax reform in India and it will abolish the system of state imposed taxes and various other levies. The GST Council in its two-day meet finalised the rates for goods and services, giving companies adequate time to work out their pricing policies.
The Turkish government placed the blame at the feet of the protesters, claiming that they were affiliated with "terrorist" groups. "It would be useful if this person was replaced", Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told the private NTV television.
The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, has said there is no final decision yet on who will sign the 2017 budget. Mr. Akande announced this on Twitter on Wednesday. Osinbajo is now presiding over today's Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting inside the Council Chambers of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Lee Sung-yoon, a North Korea expert at Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, said that while the arrests are likely maneuvering by Pyongyang, the relatively muted reaction by the US and others is more troubling. The longest held American at this time is Kim Dong Chul . While at least one former US government official was participating, the USA administration was not involved, the source added, speaking on condition of anonymity.
There were no immediate claims of responsibility. The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan voiced alarm when five boys from one family were killed this month by an unexploded mortar round in Laghman. Momand said the attacker, identified as Nasratullah, collected the victims' firearms before fleeing the scene. Without sharing more details, a US military spokesman told VOA "the disabled vehicle is being recovered and the convoy will continue and complete its mission".
The Defense Ministry of UN-installed Presidency Council held on Friday Dignity Operation forces responsible for the new military escalation in the south due to their frequent air and ground attacks on Taminhint Airbase, the headquarters of the Third Force, which led to several casualties.
The tweet was dished up complete with Trump's familiar misspellings and exclamation point. After Mueller's appointment Wednesday evening, the White House issued a statement quoting Trump as saying "a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know - there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity".
He did not provide any further detail of the alleged "illegal acts" carried out by the Clinton campaign or the Obama White House. By several senators' accounts, he contradicted Trump's statements that Rosenstein's written criticism of FBI Director James Comey had been a factor in Comey's recent firing by the president.
Trump added, "I'm not under investigation". "I thought the July 5 press conference was profoundly wrong and unfair both to the Department of Justice and Secretary Clinton", said Rosenstein, adding, "It violated deeply ingrained rules and traditions, and it guaranteed that some people would accuse the Federal Bureau of Investigation of interfering in the election".
Even though they no longer sit in Congress, the court said opposition leaders had not handled their case legally. His death means the number killed in almost two months of protests and street clashes is likely to surpass that seen in the country's last political upheaval in 2014, when 43 people died during three months of demonstrations against the socialist government.
But he added: "I haven't lost my confidence in the president to be our president, I just haven't". It says the president then told Russia's foreign minister and ambassador that he "faced great pressure because of Russian Federation". The developments were a blow to White House efforts to tamp down interest in the Russian Federation investigation as Trump and his staff boarded Air Force One for Saudi Arabia, first stop on his first foreign trip as president.
It also distributed a letter from Sessions that said "Based on my evaluation, and for the reasons expressed by the Deputy Attorney General in the attached memorandum, I have concluded that a fresh start is needed at the leadership of the Federal Bureau of Investigation".