Oil prices across the globe were on the rise on Monday - a direct impact of the tensions in the Middle East - and an effect of the production cut by OPEC. The Energy Information Agency (EIA) reported in the previous week that crude inventories in the USA declined by 6.43 million barrels. Crude prices on Tuesday may also have been buoyed by a Bloomberg survey showing that USA crude inventories probably declined by 3.25 million barrels last week; also, contango, whereby the near-term ...
However, they did say they felt no pressure from the White House . It was rare in the past for the FBI Director to meet directly with the president. Fired FBI director James Comey told Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he did not want to be left alone with the president , USA media report.
Reality Winner , - yes, that's her real name - according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, admitted to leaking a report on the Russian hacking of the presidential election to a news website and could face up to 10 years in prison.
New Jersey primary voters on Tuesday selected odds-on favorite Phil Murphy as the Democratic nominee for governor as Lt. Gov. President Donald Trump's tweeting habit doesn't always have a positive impact on his presidency, New Jersey Gov.
Qatar has traditionally avoided joining the Saudi-led ranks of fellow Persian Gulf Arab states against Iran . The president's sharp critique of Qatar, which is home to a major US military base , inserted Washington directly into the crisis that has pitted the tiny country against Saudi Arabia, Bahrain , Egypt and the United Arab Emirates .
Mr Sowter said NTU's rise showed that young, well-run institutions could quickly achieve success. There are 76 United Kingdom universities in the worldwide rankings , but the compilers say 51 of them are in a lower place than a year ago.
There is massive trouble in Madhya Pradesh and Raman Singh is in Motihari to attend the Yoga camp of Baba Ramdev. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the government would write off the loans of farmers who have defaulted on payments.
Voter Rachel Sheard, who was casting her ballot near the site of Saturday's attack in London , said the election had not gone as expected. May smiled but did not speak to media as she and her husband Philip voted in the village of Sonning on the River Thames in her Maidenhead constituency.
Madhya Pradesh minister A Chitnis on Wednesday said that a scheme called Krishi Rin Samadhan Yojana will be introduced to help defaulting farmers get money on credit. One of the dead was a college student. This was the reason, she claimed, that the Modi government tried to bring a new land acquisition law to benefit the rich and force the farmers to give away their land.
Saudi Arabia and three other countries severed ties to Qatar on Monday and moved to cut off land, sea and air routes to the energy-rich nation, accusing it of supporting regional terror groups. Also on Tuesday, Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah paid an urgent visit to Saudi Arabia to seek a political solution to the crisis around Doha with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud, Kuwait News Agency reported .
Warner alluded to a number of other contacts made between Trump affiliates and Russian officials prior to the election that the committee finds troubling. Chris Christie's lawyer during the George Washington Bridge lane-closing investigation. "The chair is going to exercise the right to allow the witnesses to answer the question", Burr said after cutting off Harris' questions.
Captured by the jihadists in 2014 , Raqa became synonymous with IS atrocities including beheadings and public displays of bodies, and also emerged as a hub for planning attacks overseas. It said SDF fighters captured several buildings in Mashlab. Three and a half years later, the city has diminished in importance as the group has lost two-thirds of its self-declared caliphate across Syria and Iraq.
On Monday, Trump's secretary of state, Rex Tillerson , encouraged the sides to "sit down together" to resolve irritants he said had "bubbled up" for some time. The president's sharp critique of Qatar pulled the US directly into a conflict that American diplomats had wanted the bickering parties to resolve among themselves.
However, Trump felt "completely and totally vindicated " by the written testimony , his private attorney said, as Comey confirmed he had told the president he was not personally under investigation. Comey warns that such an investigation could "create a narrative that we were investigating him personally, which we weren't". "An impeachment proceeding is the only appropriate way to deal with a president while in office", Assistant Attorney General Robert Dixon stated in 1973, the ...
Officials in the Gulf say the comments marked a turning point, prompting Saudi Arabia, Egypt , Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates to cut relations with Qatar in the biggest diplomatic shock in the region for years. On Tuesday, Sky News in Arabic reported that Saudi Arabia gave Qatar a 24-hour ultimatum to sever ties with Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood and Iran , for the measures to be lifted.
Implied volatility in the pound has spiked on Thursday as Britain goes to the polls in an election that is projected to be much tighter than had initially been expected . It is also the first UK General Election where campaigning has been halted by terrorist attacks. As May vowed to bring in new anti-terror measures, Corbyn criticized cuts to the police under the Conservatives, which saw the number of officers plummet by nearly 20,000 between 2010 and 2016.
This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 28, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C-in white shirt) watching the test of a new anti-aircraft guided weapon system. North Korean state media has not yet reported the launches. Japan's navy and air force conducted military drills with two US aircraft carriers in the Sea of Japan last week, following similar joint U.S.
Five people were killed and four others were injured after police who were unable to manage protesting farmers in Mandsaur opened fire at the crowd. Meanwhile, the BJP led Madhya Pradesh government maintains that the state is peaceful and that Congress is merely playing politics over the farmer crisis.
With the Persian Gulf reeling from its most serious diplomatic crisis in years, President Donald Trump threw himself into the mix on Tuesday by siding with Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries in their isolation of Qatar. Along with Egypt, however, the UAE and Saudi Arabia could be vulnerable to retaliation, being highly dependent on Qatar for liquefied natural gas. "All of our partnerships in the Gulf are incredibly important and we count on the parties to find a way to resolve their ...
After police named two of the attackers and revealed that one was previously known to security agencies, Prime Minister Theresa May faced further questions about her record overseeing cuts to police numbers when she was interior minister. He sought to deflect the pressure onto Labour, accusing them of weakness. The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for the massacre, which sparked fears that Britain is in the grip of a wave of copycat incidents.
Do you think we're gathering information on all of the [Americans visiting the USA on business]. "Have you all lost your senses over there?" United States intelligence agencies concluded in January that Moscow tried to tilt the election campaign inTrump's favour, including by hacking into the emails of senior Democrats, a charge the Kremlin denies.
Republicans say former FBI Director James Comey's testimony is obvious vindication for an embattled President Donald Trump . Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., called Comey's opening statement , which was published Wednesday, "devastating".
While Comey casts the president in a less-than-flattering light, he does shy away from directly accusing the president of obstruction of justice . However, Comey said of his response to the president, "I did not say I would 'let this go'".
Victor remained locked up Tuesda. Reality Winner's parents family home is just East of Ricardo, but her parents are in Augusta , Georgia where Reality works and where she was arrested . The NSA document , obtained by online news outlet The Intercept , reportedly claimed that Russian military intelligence attempted to hack a voting software company as well as election officials' email accounts.
Emirati officials said they perceived Trump's tweets as a sign Qatar shouldn't count on America taking its side despite USA having some 10,000 troops based in the country's al-Udeid Air Base. The French president had already talked with the Qatari emir on Tuesday, as well as Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan , who backs Doha , and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan.
One of Comey's associates told the Times that at a February meeting between Trump and Comey, the president suggested that Comey should consider jailing reporters who published classified information. Comey states that Trump asked him on several occasions to publicly state that he was not under investigation. Comey says he responded that he would give the president "honesty".
The Government passed on Oman's condolences to Iranian authorities, families and population for the nearly simultaneous attacks against the Parliament headquarters and the mausoleum to Imam Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Revolution, established in 1979 in the Persian nation.
Islamic State, a smaller militant group in Afghanistan seeking to project its claim to a global Islamic caliphate beyond its Middle East base, has previously claimed responsibility for high-profile attacks in Kabul , including one on a military hospital in March that killed more than 50 people.
The Gulf countries have ordered Qatari diplomats and nationals out, raising fears Qatar could reciprocate by expelling migrant workers and expatriates. Although Qatar hosts the largest American military airbase in the Middle East, Trump threw his weight behind the Saudi-led effort to isolate the emirate in a surprise move on Tuesday.
Iranian security officials have not said who they suspect is behind the attacks, though state media has referred to the attackers as "terrorists". Mohammad Javad Zarif in a tweet on Thursday called the comments on the attack in Tehran a day earlier "repugnant" and accused the US of supporting terror.
Macron said he spoke to Putin about LGBT rights in Chechnya , and about the rights of embattled NGOs in Russian Federation and vowed that he would be "constantly vigilant" on these issues. Russian Federation protested that the US retaliation violated global law and said it would ruin bilateral relations. Orlov, speaking on Europe 1 radio, said he believed that Macron was "much more flexible" on the Syrian question, though he did not say why he thought this.
That's despite accusations that Saudi Arabia, too, finances terrorism . His comments took on further strength as the UAE's Justice Ministry warned social media users that they can face three to 15 years in prison time and fines starting from 500,000 dirhams ($136,000) for offering sympathy for Qatar.
The CNN report quoted the Qatari government communications office as saying it was working with the FBI and Britain's National Crime Agency on an ongoing hacking investigation. Qatar strongly denies supporting terrorism, and on Tuesday called for talks to settle the dispute. Al-Jazeera, one of the largest news organisations in the world, has always been a source of conflict between Qatar and its neighbours, who accuse the broadcaster of bias and fomenting trouble in the region.
May has been criticised for U-turns; the latest being the so-called "dementia tax", dodging debates with other leaders and repeating the soundbite "strong and stable". "However, to win a United Kingdom election you have to win seats and although Jeremy Corbyn may have seen a surge of support in traditional Labour strongholds there are still doubts about him being able to win over voters in the swing constituencies".
It emerged that he was arrested past year trying to get into Syria, yet was still able to get into Britain, BBC reported. Italian authorities said Zaghba had been stopped and questioned in Italy but had not been charged with any crime. "We would like to thank all the members of the services who did their utmost to serve and protect the population of London from these deranged and deluded individuals".
While Trump appears to be praising Saudi Arabia and the four other countries for its blockade against Qatar , Trump ignores the military ties the US has to Qatar . But the Pentagon has also thanked Qatar for hosting the largest United States airbase in the Middle East. The Qatari foreign minister said his country was the victim of collective punishment by other countries led by Saudi Arabia , but added Doha was ready to resolve the issue.
Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah then made a call to Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and "urged him for restraint and not to take any measure that could escalate" the situation. Saudi Arabia, Egypt , the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed relations with Qatar and closed their airspace to commercial flights on Monday.
Comey did confirm one claim of Trump's: he had told the president he was not personally under investigation . Events since then - including Comey's testimony - have done nothing but darken the already troubling clouds over the White House .
The communique also condemned attacks against Venezuelan state officials overseas, as well as against social and political leaders "that support peace and dialogue in Venezuela". He has also drawn worldwide condemnation for abuses of power and human rights violations . Beke's mother, who died from cancer a year ago, could not get the chemo therapy treatments she needed to fight her illness because of the severe medical shortages in Venezuela.
Spokesmen of Heathrow was quoted by The Telegraph UK, saying, as the system of the airline went down we are working with them to fix issues and we suggest passengers check flight status before they head to the airport. The airline, owned by International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. (IAG.L, BAIRY.PK, BAY.L), noted that the system outage also affected the airports, its call centers and its website , adding that it will update customers as soon as it was able to.
But the White House suggested the embassy would eventually be relocated. In 1995, the US Congress adopted the Jerusalem Embassy Act , which recognizes the city as the capital of Israel in spite of the Palestianian claims to the historic part of the city known as East Jerusalem .
BJP district president S Suresh alleged that CPM was behind the attack and alleged that the police came to the spot very late. CPI (M) workers also destroyed the flex boards and flags of BJP and BMS during the protest march. The BJP district leadership accused the CPI (M) of being behind attacks in retaliation for the assault on Sitaram Yechury. The report further said that incident happened at around 8:30 pm yesterday and the police investigation is on.
It secured the release of hostages in Syria's civil war, including some held by an al-Qaida affiliate. The CNN report quoted the Qatari government communications office as saying it was working with the FBI and Britain's National Crime Agency on an ongoing hacking investigation.
But the Conservatives have claimed it shows Labour can not be trusted to oppose a referendum. Asked about the exchange, Mr Corbyn refused to be drawn, saying: "The priority is the election of a Labour government". Ms Sturgeon added: "She said that she thought Brexit changed everything and she didn't think Labour could any longer go on opposing a second independence referendum ".
On the Democratic side, there are six candidates: Phil Murphy , former Goldman Sachs executive and USA ambassador to Germany; Bill Brennan, a former firefighter and lawyer; Jim Johnson , former US under secretary of the treasury for enforcement; Raymond Lesniak , state senator and former chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee; John Wisniewski , state assemblyman and former chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee; and Mark Zinna, president of the Tenafly Borough ...
Police said they were still working to establish the identity of the third attacker. Butt, 27, was one of three men who killed eight people, and injured dozens more, while wearing fake suicide vests. One man called the anti-terrorism hotline in 2015 , and a woman went to the local police because she was scared Butt was trying to radicalise her children.
The four countries have suspended all flights to and from Qatar, pulled their ambassadors from Doha and ordered Qatari diplomats to leave. The series of announcements accused Qatar of supporting terrorism, which it has denied. "During my recent trip to the Middle East I stated that there can no longer be funding of Radical Ideology", Trump tweeted. Islamic State claimed responsibility and released a video purporting to show gunmen inside the parliament building.
If they are going to be critical of President Trump over a misspelled word they should make sure to check their own spelling first. And that's all thanks to Twitter. So. Um. Here's the thing. So once again we have totally opposite stories from the people who are paid to defend everything Trump does, offered one right after the other.
While the government's Communities Secretary Sajid Javid, himself a Muslim, has also said the UK's Islamic community must do more than simply condemn terror attacks, echoing Prime Minister Theresa May's belief that Britain has been far too tolerant of extremism.
Hours before former FBI Director James Comey's testimony on Capitol Hill , President Trump announced his pick for the top job on Twitter . Trump called Wray "a man of impeccable credentials" and offered no more information about the selection, except to end the tweet with "Details to follow".