In a banner week for embarrassing (and potentially incriminating) leaks from the Trump administration, sources within the White House saved the best for last: On Friday, the New York Times reported that President Donald Trump quite literally told top Russian diplomats that firing FBI Director James Comey had relieved the "great pressure" of the bureau's Russia investigation.
Sergei Kislyak . Brown said that "multiple sources" confirmed that Russian operatives boasted that they had cultivated a relationship with Flynn "that they could use to influence Donald Trump and his team". The White House did not respond to requests for comment. But the conversation between Moscow officials is believed to have taken place months beforehand, casting further doubt on the Trump aide's relationship with Russian Federation.
The girls were flown to Abuja on Saturday after their release in exchange for five Boko Haram commanders, a government official said Sunday. The girls arrived from the northeastern town of Banki, on the border with Cameroon, and were met at the airport by Buhari's chief of staff Abba Kyari.
The officials also said that last Sunday's missile launch was an advancement for the North Korean missile program. "I think the team to develop liquid fuel missiles are being pitted against the solid fuel team", Kim said. "I think it is possible". Guiding a long-range missile to a target on return to Earth is a key technological hurdle that North Korea must overcome in trying to ideal a missile that could threaten the United States .
A South Korean military official said the missile appeared to be an upgraded, extended-range version of the North's solid-fuel submarine-launched missile. In Tokyo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called the launch a "challenge to the world" that tramples worldwide efforts to resolve the North Korean nuclear and missile problems peacefully, and vowed to bring up the issue as the "main agenda" of this week's G-7 summit in Italy.
North Korea test-launched what appears to be a long-range ballistic missile on Sunday, claiming that it can carry a "large nuclear warhead". The United States is in talks with China - Pyongyang's sole major ally and main trading partner - on a possible new sanctions resolution and the council is expected to discuss its steps during a closed-door meeting starting around 2000 GMT Tuesday.
Some of the 21 Chibok school girls released are seen during a meeting with Nigeria's Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja, Nigeria, October 13, 2016. The Governor also commended the efforts of all security agencies, especially the military, and all others who were instrumental to the release of the girls.
It didn't immediately provide more details. The Japanese government also said North Korea fired a "missile", according to the Kyodo news service which cited an unnamed government source. mainland. If the North ever obtains a solid-fuel ICBM, it would likely be a rocket powered by a cluster of several Pukguksong-2 engines, Kim said. South Korea's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the North's latest launch "throws cold water" on the expectations by Moon's government to "stabilize ...
Each nation has touted the trade as boosting local production and employment - something the Saudis need to do urgently if their flawed plan to wean the economy off oil and boost the private sector is ever to get off the ground. To Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, Trump declared that the two nations had a lot in common and "there won't be strain with this administration".
She continued, "Those conversations deeply concerned US intelligence officials and it even impacted what intelligence the incoming administration was privy to because some Obama intelligence acted on their own to limit how much sensitive information they shared with Flynn".
Some of those waivers would have expired this week if Trump had not made a decision to further renew them. Ahmadi is the director of Iran's Shahid Bakeri Industries Group, which is responsible for Iran's solid-fuel ballistic-missile program, the Treasury statement said .
By comparison, the full manifestos from the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats , which were also released this week, have so far been shared around 17,000 times and 9,000 times respectively. Overall, some 15.3 per cent of properties in England and Wales would be hit, with the lowest impact felt in Torfaen in south Wales (0.2 per cent of properties), Merthyr Tydfil (0.3 per cent) and Neath Port Talbot and Barrow-in-Furness (0.6 per cent).
Parties usually enjoy a bounce after their manifestos are announced, although it's not certain that the Tories will after they announced this week a package of policies that's light on attractive promises and full of grim realities. Overall, some 15.3% of properties in England and Wales would be hit, with the lowest impact felt in Torfaen in south Wales (0.2% of properties), Merthyr Tydfil (0.3%) and Neath Port Talbot and Barrow-in-Furness (0.6%).
Addressing King Salman, Badr said: "I ask our king for the daughter of US President Trump, Evikana's hand in marriage". Though during the campaign Trump repeatedly stressed the need to say the words "radical Islamic terrorism", that phrase is not included in the draft.
That said , it is not always so easy for allies to cut the Americans out if they think they might lose access to our intelligence spigot in turn. "If this becomes habit with Trump or routine, then we've got a big problem with intelligence partners because they expect the intelligence professionals to tell the president where the lines, are because presidents don't know those things".
There are fears the reported disclosure of information gained under an intelligence sharing agreement could damage global security cooperation with the US. What did Russian Federation do with the information shared with them? How hard would it suddenly become for America's intelligence agencies to recruit willing participants in regions where Washington and Moscow are at odds - say, in Eastern Europe or Syria? He immediately called officials at the CIA and the National Security Agency ...
A number of Republican congressmen at the event alluded to McMaster's refusal to name the Western Wall as Israeli territory and called for moving the embassy to Jerusalem. Emotions run hot over the status of Jerusalem and the Western Wall, considered the holiest site where Jews can pray. That policy, that "the Western Wall is in Jerusalem", hasn't changed, a State Department official said following Haley's comments.
Leading up to spring, the state was averaging more than 4,000 new jobs a month. A total of 123,000 Louisianans were jobless, up 3,000 from March, but below the 133,000 in April 2016. In March, when state employers expanded their payrolls by a meager 200 positions, the nation added a disappointing 98,000 jobs. Convergence of the national and state rates is expected as labor markets tighten.
Steve reveals that one of the first overseas stops is Denmark (Episode 6, June 26), and then she moves onto Norway and Switzerland for episodes 7 (July 3) and 8 (July 10), although it's unclear at this point which country Rachel visits first.
The absence of Netanyahu at the Western Wall visit has been one of a number of controversies marking preparations for Trump's visit. The next leg of Trump's trip will be Israel. With Abbas and key Arab states on board, Trump's biggest challenge will be to convince Netanyahu to accept a resumption of serious peace talks. On Monday, a senior member of the Trump administration sparked outrage when they told an Israeli member of the team planning Trump's visit that the Western Wall is "not ...
The Ministry of Interior and National Security in Gaza announced on Sunday that the court found Ashraf Abu Leila, the prime suspect in the assassination of 38-year-old military commander, Mazen Fuqahaa, guilty of premeditated murder, treason and conspiracy with hostile foreign parties, and sentenced him to death by hanging.
Keane said Trump is "revitalizing" America's relationship with Saudi Arabia and other friendly Arab countries, which those nations see as a change from being "abandoned" by President Obama. moralising - in favour of the more limited goals of peace and stability. "They worship death", adding that the U.S. is prepared to stand with those leaders he was addressing in the fight against extremists, but that those countries must take the lead.
The beating Boston has taken from Cleveland is a reminder that the Celtics have to continue adding elite talent, regardless of the position. As ugly as it was, it still only counts as one game in the best-of-seven series. With home-court advantage gone, the Celtics is facing a must-win Game 2 on Friday evening. Game 2 is Friday night in Boston . If that occurs, it would be the third straight sweep this postseason for the defending National Basketball Association champions, who also ...
This is about what I believe. Now, it looks like Trump's presidency might reach its climax prematurely (LOL) in light of his recent actions, as a House Representative has called for his impeachment! And this is where I stand. And Rep. Eliot Engel of NY, among others, has encouraged Democrats to stop talking about impeachment altogether, saying the facts aren't in. Earlier this week, close advisers to the President, including lawyer and surrogate Michael Cohen, visited the White House to ...
Speaking from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Assange said he could not forgive the bad injustice he had suffered. In a statement she explained that the current probe has been discontinued because Assange has "escaped all attempts by the Swedish and British authorities to execute the decision to surrender him to Sweden in accordance with the EU rules concerning the European Arrest Warrant".
Pittsburgh played with the sufficient desperation of a team in danger of falling behind 3-1 in a series , and Sidney Crosby , under a microscope of his own, was very good, scoring a goal and an assist, with a team-high five shots on goal.
On Sunday, media reported that a fourth United States citizen was detained a day earlier by Pyongyang on suspicion of hostile acts. This is not the first time North Korea detains Americans. He was visiting the country on one of a handful of a guided tours organized by private companies where foreign tourists are chaperoned by North Korean minders and shown the country's good side.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in convened a national security council meeting to discuss the latest launch. In Tokyo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said North Korea's repeated missile launches "trample on the efforts by the global community" to find a peaceful solution to the nuclear problem, the Kyodo news agency reported.
One focal point of President Trump's visit next week is bound to be Jerusalem . Some even called for the end of the idea of a Palestinian state. President Trump is scheduled to make the Old City his first stop after landing at Ben Gurion Airport on May 22.
Clarke on Wednesday claimed that he had accepted a position with the Department of Homeland Security as an assistant secretary. In January, after she was widely criticized for her alleged plagiarism, Crowley chose to pull her name out of the running for a job as a senior aide in then-President-elect Trump's administration.
In a separate statement, a "senior US defense official" told Fox News that "the coalition commander assessed the threat and after shows of force didn't stop the regime forces and those forces refused to move out of the deconfliction zone, the commander on the ground called for the air strike as a matter of force protection".
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani won reelection by a comfortable margin over his main arch-conservative challenger, buoyed by high voter turnout in a closely watched race, according to official results released Saturday. Trump arrived on Saturday in Saudi Arabia, his first stop on the first trip overseas of his presidency. "Rouhani will likely be unwilling or unable to push back against hardliners".
Pyongyang claimed the test showed that it's capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. Kim said North Korea would stage more nuclear and missile tests in order to ideal nuclear bombs needed to deal with U.S. "It is considered an IRBM (intermediate range ballistic missile) of enhanced caliber compared to Musudan missiles that have continually failed", he said, referring to a class of missile created to travel up to 1,860 to 2,485 miles.
The Labour leader officially unveiled the party's plans if it is elected in Bradford on Tuesday - one week after a version of it was leaked to the press. Philip Hammond claims the Tories have uncovered a £58bn black hole in Labour's election manifesto spending plans. He added: "People like me are always optimistic...
Passengers noticed him before the plane even took off. Mobile phone video footage taken by a passenger after the plane was on the ground and posted on social media showed a man being led down the aisle of the aircraft in handcuffs by Federal Bureau of Investigation personnel.
The Green Party holds three seats, and pending the results of absentee ballots and a recount in Courtenay-Comox, the balance of power. "We have been presented with an opportunity by British Columbians to open a whole new dialogue in our province, in our Legislature", Clark said.
The North said it was capable of carrying a "large-scale heavy nuclear warhead". They mark a tonal departure from the Trump administration's months of saber rattling over North Korea . The latest missile test comes just a week after North Korea provoked worldwide outcry by testing a ballistic missile that it claims can carry a nuclear warhead.
A Palestinian was seriously hurt and another nine were lightly injured in clashes near the border with the Gaza Strip. Hundreds of Palestinians flocked to the border between Israel and Gaza on Friday afternoon to participate in a demonstration that quickly escalated when multiple participants started igniting tires and hurling rocks at IDF soldiers deployed in the area.
Amin Shuman, who heads a support group for Palestinian prisoners and ex-detainees, said he hopes the issue will be addressed during the meeting between Trump and Abbas "because it is important in the eyes of the Palestinian street". An Israeli soldier and a Border Policeman were lightly wounded by rock throwers during a riot near the West Bank village of Aboud, north of Ramallah .
Sisi called the US president " a unique personality who is capable of the impossible". Sisi paid his first official visit to the United States and met Trump at the White House in early April. Egypt has weathered a series of attacks by Islamic State extremists on security forces and Christians, including twin bombings in Coptic Christian churches on Palm Sunday.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) was infuriated by dispatch of a US Navy carrier strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson to the peninsula, later joined by the USS Michigan, a nuclear-powered submarine armed with Tomahawk missiles of its own.
The Foreign Ministry said in a statement it demands "the immediate release of the kidnapped person". Ministry spokesperson Karoliina Romanoff told national broadcaster Yle that the only detail she could give was that there was no information about the kidnappers.
Johnson, NRB President & CEO, joined scores of Christian leaders this week in calling on President Donald Trump to fulfill his campaign promise to "uphold American law by moving the U.S. Al-Quds also reported on the protests and the prisoners' strike on its front page but its main story dealt with US President Donald Trump. The president cancelled a trip to the ancient Masada fortress because he could not land his helicopter at its summit and announced he will only spend 15 minutes at ...
Iran also supports groups that have attacked Israel, including Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. This is not because Israelis don't desire peace, but rather because of the continual incitement to violence by the Palestinian leadership, the ongoing refusal of the Palestinian Authority to stop paying terrorists and their families for murdering Israelis, as well as the fact that there isn't a legitimate partner that represents all Palestinians for Israel to negotiate peace with.
It follows a number of similar deals in recent months that have brought many parts of western Syria under the control of the government. The al-Waer agreement began to be implemented in March. Earlier this month, rebels also began evacuating the last districts under their control in the capital Damascus, following their defeat in second city Aleppo in December.
A large sea lion approaches the Steveston Fishermen's Wharf to munch on pieces of bread being tossed in the water. She was unharmed, albeit a little soggy, and with a newfound, healthy fear of sea lions. The crowd pulled the pair back up on the dock safely and the little girl was whisked away by another adult. "Her family were just in shock". Andrew Trites, the director of UBC's Marine Mammal Research Unit, said: "My first reaction to the video is just how stupid some people can be to not ...
Cybersecurity experts are pointing to circumstantial evidence that North Korea may be behind the global "ransomware" attack: the way the hackers took hostage computers and servers across the world was similar to previous cyberattacks attributed to North Korea .
It's believed he will be asked specifically about occasions where Trump reportedly asked for his loyalty and asked for him to shut down an investigation into former national security Michael Flynn. However, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Comey declined their invitation to testify before the panel over the circumstances surrounding his abrupt removal.
In a warning reflecting rising political tensions amid signs of an unexpectedly close race, Rouhani urged Iran's powerful elite Revolutionary Guards , believed to support Raisi, not to meddle in the election. Supporters of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani flash the victory sign from their vehicle outside a polling station for the presidential and municipal councils election, in Tehran, Iran, Friday, May 19, 2017.
His death makes him the fifth reporter to be killed in Mexico in the past three months. UNESCO General Director Irina Bokova condemned the murder of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez and reminded the need to promote a greater protection for journalists in the world.