Comey: deliberate interference with the progress of the Russian Federation probe. For instance, said two US diplomats, no one from the State Department attended Trump's February 15 meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - a sharp contrast from past administrations which would typically staff such a high-profile meeting with high-level State Department officials.
No diplomatic ties exist between the two countries, so travel between them is convoluted. "Big, big, handsome difference", Trump said to loud applause from his audience, which included members of Netanyahu's Cabinet and other officials. The press pack following the United States delegation made its way to Tel Aviv via Cyprus. And Prime Minister Netanyahu has promised the same. Trump was "very forceful" in his discussions with the two leaders, and "everyone has to compromise", Tillerson ...
President Donald Trump's son-in-law and now top White House adviser Jared Kushner reportedly proposed setting up a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting with a leading Russian diplomat.
Contact has been lost with an Indian after he scaled the peak on Saturday. Yearwood was part of a 16-strong team led by fellow USA climber Dan Mazur, that is climbing the normal Southeast Ridge route from the Nepali side of the mountain. At least three climbers have died and another has gone missing on Mount Everest after hiking on the mountain, officials say. The death toll from the past week had stood at three, with one person missing, until the body of Ravi Kumar of India was spotted ...
Speaking after a meeting of the Government's Cobra emergency committee, Mrs May said the decision had been taken after "a significant amount of police activity" over the last 24 hours. "We thought he must have been a drug dealer or doing witchcraft", Mr El-Hudarey told the broadcaster. Armed police were on the streets Saturday outside London's Wembley Stadium, and security guards conducted extra bag checks, as 90,000 fans arrived for the FA Cup soccer final between Chelsea and Arsenal, one ...
However, he added that "the language may be different and the words may be different but the core message is the same as we have heard before, also during the previous administration: that we need fairer burden-sharing in the alliance". But that was a historical observation, not a pledge for the future. His scripted comments contrasted with NATO's choreographed efforts to play up the West's unity by inviting Trump to unveil a memorial to the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States ...
China and Southeast Asian countries agreed on Thursday to a framework for a long-mooted code of conduct for the disputed South China Sea , China's foreign ministry said , as both sides step up efforts to ease tension in the strategic waterway.
Papademos served as prime minister from November 2011 to May 2012 after the resignation of George Papandreou's socialist government, steering a batch of austerity measures through parliament to secure a multi-billion-euro EU-IMF bailout before stepping down for elections to be held.
He reportedly was in contact with family members just before the attack. British security services were also upset that 22-year-old Abedi's name was apparently leaked by US officials while police in the United Kingdom continued withholding it and while raids were underway in Manchester and in Libya.
Local officials said only about 10 percent of Marawi City's more than 200,000 residents remained in the conflict-stricken area. Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into t. There are also reports that foreign-based terrorist groups, the ISIS ( Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), in particular, as well as illegal drug money, provide financial and logistical support to the group, according to the document.
His children had grown up without him, he said . Media reports in the USA said prosecutors were preparing or considering charges against the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, and Assange, for revealing sensitive government secrets. As recently as April, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said arresting Assange was a "priority," the BBC reported , even though formal charges against Assange and WikiLeaks hadn't been filed.
Giving clear stance on Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav's case, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said it is an issue of Pakistan's national security and there will be no compromise on it. India, who said Jadhav is a retired Indian Navy officer-turned businessman, slammed Pakistan for carrying out a secretive, "farcical" trial. He was arrested previous year and sentenced to death by Pakistan's military court of espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan.
Quaderi said as a prime minister Sharif has "failed totally" while a Pakistan military court has sentenced Jadhav to death in a frivolous case. Sartaj Aziz , foreign affairs adviser to Pakistan prime minister, said the worldwide court has only stayed Jadhav's execution and has not given any order regarding consular access for him.
Meanwhile, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani earlier called for improved relations with Gulf nations during a phone call with the emir of Qatr, Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani. He went on to refer to trilateral interaction between Iran, Turkey and Russian Federation to maintain the UN-led cease-fire in Syria and said: "Some countries' activities, such as those of the new USA administration and Saudi Arabia, complicate the issues in the region".
Numerous government leaks of sensitive information have cast Trump in a bad light. Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said in a statement Thursday that the leaks published by the New York Times have caused "much distress for families that are already suffering terribly with their loss".
They are friends of four decades but did not acknowledge each other. In contrast, Choi was tearful when she addressed the court. Prosecutors also said they will cooperate with the court for a fair and speedy trial, and make sure that the procedural rights of those facing charges are guaranteed.
Trump's refusal to sign onto the pact came after three days of intense lobbying by other leaders, including Pope Francis. "I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week!" he tweeted from the summit, having previously called global warming "a hoax".
Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason told reporters Thursday evening that a deputy working at the supermarket saw her leave the store at about 2:30 a.m. The district attorney also said it was possible the charges might change, adding the three are expected to make initial court appearances on Monday.
So far, police are holding 11 suspects over Monday's blast at the end of a gig by U.S. pop idol Ariana Grande which killed 22 people, a third of them children. "We are getting a greater understanding of the preparation of the bomb", Britain's most senior counter-terrorism officer Mark Rowley said. The Times newspaper reported on Saturday that intelligence officers had identified 23,000 jihahist extremists living in Britain.
The allegations were initially reported [AP report] by Ali Arkady, an Iraqi photographer with Der Spiegel Magazine [official website, in German] who accompanied the Interior Ministry's special forces team, the Emergency Response Division (ERD), a unit closely backed by a USA coalition.
She added: "We are used to delivering policing operations that seek to mitigate against the severe threat we face from terrorists". CNN reports that May announced that United Kingdom has raised threat level to " critical " - the highest level - for first time in a decade.
Mr Shah, however, did not elaborate on whether the ruling party would try and build a consensus on the candidate's name. Shah said he understood that the Opposition and "some friends in the media" used the slogan in sarcasm. "They (companies) will have to pay taxes in this country". Shah referred to the corruption scandals that marred the previous government, and said not a single charge of corruption had been levelled against the NDA.
The army said 11 soldiers and 31 militants have been killed . The violence has forced thousands of people to flee and raised fears of growing extremism in the country. A paper sign attached to one of the men indicated that the victims had "betrayed their faith", he said, identifying the men as civilians. But he added that the smaller groups "are working to really get that recognition and funds, of course".
The North's official Korean Central News Agency said Kim "watched the test of a new-type anti-aircraft guided weapon system", which was aimed at " detecting and striking different targets flying from any direction ". Over the past few months, the young leader has overseen several military drills, including the test-firing of a medium-range ballistic missile last Sunday, as Washington has sought to ramp up pressure on Pyongyang to curb its nuclear ambitions.
Hospitals have been warned to be ready. London police say extra security is being added for major sporting events this weekend including the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. British police briefly suspended intelligence sharing with the United States on Thursday after confidential details of their investigation repeatedly appeared in USA media.
In the years leading up to Monday's attack, it was said Abedi was known to security services, but his risk to the public remained "subject to review" and MI5 considered him a "former subject of interest", a Whitehall source said. In the caption, Mr Abedi said his son was "practising". "The general consensus is there is a problem". "(This is) a reminder that there is great danger and terrorism and people who would do great harm to others just because they're different", Obama said.
While police and politicians have praised communities in Manchester for their reaction to the bombing, Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable said there had been a rise in reported hate crimes, from an average of 28 to 56 incidents on Wednesday.
Led by Women's singles star Sung Ji Hyun, Korea won their fourth title, their first after 2003 win in Eindhoven, to end China's dominance in the biennial tournament. Notably, the Chinese shuttler had not played a match before in the tournament and China's odd tactic backfired in the crunch rubber. In the mens' singles category, it was a bad day for Kidambi Srikanth as the Hyderabadi shuttler was outplayed by the reigning Olympic champion and two-time World champion Chen Long 16-21, 17-21 ...
But the conservatives, who have now defeated the SPD in three state elections since the end of March, are hoping to build on the momentum in the run-up to the federal vote on September 24, where Merkel is seeking a fourth term. Yesterday's result could now pave the way for the state's first ever coalition between the CDU and the SPD under the 56-year-old Laschet. Amri had lived in the state and was deemed a threat by intelligence officials, but Jaeger argued that there was insufficient ...
McMaster said that so-called "back-channeling" was normal. White House silent on Kushner "communications channel" reportsThe White House was declining comment Saturday about news reports that President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, attempted to set up a secret communications channel with Moscow.
It led the JTAC to increase the terror threat level to "critical", meaning a further terror attack was considered "imminent". Investigators also gave details of the 22-year-old's last hours as they appealed to the public for any information about his movements in the days running up to Monday night's attack.
Armed police and paramilitary soldiers on Sunday patrolled deserted streets and ordered residents indoors in the region's main city of Srinagar and other towns to stop anti-India protests. Situation in the area is reported to be tense but under control. Sabzar Bhat, who succeeded Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani, was among 8 terrorists who have been killed in separate encounters in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.
Donald Trump continued to distance himself from fellow leaders over climate change at the Group of Seven summit, and said he'll determine next week whether to pull the USA out of the Paris climate agreement. "Here we have a situation of six against one, meaning there is still no sign of whether the USA will remain in the Paris accord or not", she said. Trump blasted rival Hillary Clinton during the campaign, saying she didn't have the stamina to be president, even though she traveled to ...
Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal flagged off the much-awaited Heritage Line of Delhi Metro today. The new line is just a few meters away from the market which would help small-time vendors. Kashmiri Gate Metro station on the heritage line. The three new stations have been designed in accordance with the heritage of the area.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd said: 'Jeremy Corbyn can promise what he likes, but can't deliver anything because his sums don't add up and he isn't up to the job of keeping Britain safe. The Sunday Times reported that "nervous" Tories were planning a relaunch of their campaign, focusing on the choice between Mrs May and Mr Corbyn to lead Britain's Brexit negotiations with the EU.
Galvez stressed that soldiers would respect the observance of Ramadan in the besieged city and other parts of Mindanao, which was been placed under martial law last week by President Rodrigo Duterte. "Compared to the initial days, there has been increasingly less resistance from the militants within Marawi", he said, speaking by phone from the capital, Manila .
Relations between the United States and UK security services, normally extremely close, have been put under strain by the scale of the leaks from USA officials to the American media. May is expected to raise the matter with U.S. President Donald Trump when she meets him at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting later Thursday in Brussels.
It will fail as well. It will, however, distract and detract from remarkable progress being made elsewhere in the Middle East. President Trump has embarked on a week-long overseas trip, which began with a visit to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Saturday May 20, and will end with his participation in a meeting with the G-7 nations in Sicily on May 27.
The duo were killed at village Saimoo-Tral in Pulwama district, about 40 km south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. Rajesh Kalia. The Indian Army yesterday said it launched "punitive fire assaults" on Pakistani positions across the Line of Control, inflicting "some damage", days after two of its troopers were beheaded.
The gathering of leaders from the wealthiest democracies in the world ended without a unanimous agreement on climate change, as the USA said it wanted to take more time to decide whether to stay on with the Paris accord - or back out, as Trump had promised to do on the campaign trail.
The move to scale back the threat level from critical to severe was announced by Prime Minister Theresa May who said there were now 11 suspects in custody over Monday night's bombing targeting young fans at a pop concert. "There is still much more to do . There will be more arrests and there will be more searches", he said. Rowley, who said on Friday police were confident they had apprehended a "large part of the network", said they had searched or were still examining 17 addresses, mainly ...
US pop star Ariana Grande said on Friday that she will hold a benefit concert in Manchester for the victims of Monday's suicide bombing at her show in the English city. Landlord Aimen Elwafi found the property with children's stickers on the walls, a metal rod in the bath, material cut up and the electricity turned off, friend Mohammed El-Hudarey told the BBC.
Trump threatened former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey over Twitter, suggesting he may have secretly recorded conversations with the fired official, and he has accused former President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaWhite House considering vetting Trump's tweets: report Clinton knocks Trump inauguration crowd size claims Convicted ex-coal exec appeals case to Supreme Court MORE of wiretapping Trump Tower, without evidence.
Masked men boarded several vehicles carrying the Christians and opened fire at close range, witnesses said. The shooting in the province of Minya on Friday, as the Coptic Christians were travelling on a bus to a monastery, was the latest in a series of attacks by IS that have killed more than 100 Copts since December .
Caveat: Russians at times feed false information into communication streams that they think the U.S. is watching. In March, Reuters reported that, "at least 63 individuals with Russian passports or addresses have bought at least $98.4 million worth of property in seven Trump-branded towers in southern Florida".
During her speech on Friday morning, Clinton spent a significant chunk of time criticizing President Donald Trump, at one point comparing him to Richard Nixon . The Clinton speech - combined with other recent actions, such as forming a new political action committee - has stirred some observers to wonder whether she'll again for president against the man who defeated her in 2016.
Trump, on his first overseas trip as USA president, on Thursday met with European Council President Donald Tusk and Juncker, before holding a lunch meeting with Macron. 'She's the strongest on borders and she's the strongest on what's been going on in France, ' Trump said. "Whoever is the toughest on radical Islamic terrorism, and whoever is the toughest at the borders, will do well in the election".
Fresh sanctions, through the United Nations and unilaterally from countries like Japan and the United States, are likely to further target Chinese firms deemed to be assisting the North Korean nuclear program by doing business with Pyongyang , he said.
Forty-one of them will return Tuesday for further questioning. The case against the once wildly popular actor-comedian has attracted worldwide publicity that the judge hopes to shield from jurors during the trial. The case is set for trial June 5 in suburban Philadelphia. The lawyers studied each person's race, sex, age, occupation and interests to try to guess their inherent sympathies, experts said.
The Iranian president criticized Trump's decision to visit Saudi Arabia, noting that the kingdom "has never seen a ballot box" while Iran just had another successful presidential election in which over 40 million people voted. It also came a day after moderate Iranian President Hassan Rohani was reelected by a wide margin, defeating a more hard-line opponent - a victory that could reinvigorate efforts for an economic and diplomatic thaw with the West.