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Author: 0 'Lordy, I Hope There Are Tapes': Highlights Of James Comey's Testimony

They emphasized certain quotes from Comey , such as "Lordy, I hope there are tapes" of the Trump-Comey one-on-one conversations. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., had dinner with President Trump and a small group of lawmakers at the White House , and Rubio has been working closely with the White House on rewriting the nation's Cuba policy in recent weeks.

Author: 0 Syrian Democratic forces enter Islamic State held Raqqa

Lt. Gen. Steve Townsend, commanding general the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve , told Fox News the operation, in conjuction USA special operations troops as advisors, is expected to be long and hard, but it would deliver a blow to the idea of ISIS as a physical caliphate.

Global Media Rahul should see Congress' track record: BJP on Mandsaur violence
Author: 0 Rahul should see Congress' track record: BJP on Mandsaur violence

Gandhi, who had reached Udaipur on a chartered flight from New Delhi in the morning, moved towards Mandsaur area on road in a cavalcade, stopping at several spots to meet Congress workers. Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Radha Mohan Singh also hit out at the Congress for its attempts to fuel the agitation in MP. The farmers in Mandsaur were demanding loan waivers and better prices for their produce.

Author: 0 Hawaii enacts laws aimed at upholding Paris accord

Scientists at the University of Hawaii said in April that sea-level rise driven by global warming will cause flooding of low-lying areas in the state dozens of times per year by 2050, and increase the risk of risky interactions between tropical storms and seasonal high tides.

Author: 0 May's United Kingdom election gamble backfires as Tories lose majority

Anything less than a big increase in the Conservatives number of parliamentary seats would have been considered a failure, but May and her party were confident of a landslide victory. Instead, she risks an ignominious exit after just 11 months at Number 10 Downing Street, which would be the shortest tenure of any prime minister for nearly a century.

Author: 0 Reality Winner, Accused NSA Leaker, To Enter Not Guilty Plea

AUGUSTA , Ga. (AP) - A young woman accused of leaking US government secrets to a reporter was indicted by a federal grand jury as she awaited a court hearing Thursday to determine whether she must remain jailed pending a trial. Winner's stepfather, Gary Davis , told The Associated Press that she is "not a flight risk". She said that during one of her jailhouse phone calls, which were recorded, victor said she planned to "play that card: being pretty, white and cute".

Author: 0 House OKs bill to ease banking rules

The Republican bill, called the Financial Choice Act , passed the House 233-186 along party lines. "The big banks are bigger, the small banks are fewer", Hensarling said . The US House of Representatives has passed legislation aimed at gutting the Dodd-Frank act. "That's not our intention. For the goal of making the financial system safer, hyou can do a lot more of that with less complex and less burdensome regulation", said Kim Schoenholtz, director of the Center for Global Economy and ...

Author: 0 Disgruntled former employee kills 5 at workplace near Orlando

An arrest photo from 2010 of John Robert Neumann Jr . A man who was sacked from a Florida awning factory in April returned Monday with a gun and methodically killed several people, then took his own life, authorities said. In a statement, Fiamma asked the public to keep all the victims in their thoughts and prayers. "The Company is heartbroken following the unspeakable attack upon our loved ones and employees".

Author: 0 ISIS claims attack in Iran

Senate Democrat Dianne Feinstein said it was "the wrong time" to pass fresh sanctions on Iran. Trump has long accused Iran of backing terrorism. For Sunni extremists, "attacking Iran is kind of like attacking the USA or Israel". A few senators pleaded for a delay until next week of the previously scheduled vote in light of the attacks in Iran. Iranian security officials have not said who might have been behind the attacks, although state media called the assailants "terrorists".

Author: 0 The President Didn't Tweet About Comey, But Another Trump Did

After that exchange, McCain took his last few minutes to address part of Comey's testimony and "that thing" that Trump asked him. He said that he believed Trump gave him a "direction" in a private Oval Office meeting in February to "get rid of" the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn , and that Trump fired him because he wanted to change the course of the Russian Federation probe.

Author: 0 Kuwait's emir meets with Qatari leader as diplomatic rift deepends

Qatar relies heavily on food imports, especially those coming over its only land border with Saudi Arabia. Trump had previously appeared to side with the Saudis and other nations against Qatar in a series of tweets on Tuesday. Vladimir Dzhabarov, deputy chairman of the foreign affairs committee at the upper chamber of parliament, on Wednesday dismissed the accusations as "an attempt to push the USA against Russian Federation as key players in the Middle East".

Global Media Democratic obstructionists are stalling my agenda
Author: 0 Democratic obstructionists are stalling my agenda

Trump spoke about his actions to safeguard religious freedom and continued, for the second straight day, to label congressional Democrats as "obstructionists" who are blocking his agenda. At least one major Democrat was quick to point out that Trump's tweet implies Comey lied under oath. "They are bad right now for the country". Trump recited a litany of fulfilled campaign promises to religious conservatives: the reinstatement of the Mexico City policy, which prevents USA taxpayer money ...

Author: 0 Leo Varadkar To Become Ireland's Next Prime Minister

In 2015, while Ireland was debating the Marriage Equality Bill, allowing same-sex couples to marry, Varadkar came out as gay on a radio show. Varadkar overcame ministerial colleague and housing minister Simon Coveney's challenge when the governing Fine Gael party elected him as its new leader on Friday.

Global Media S. Korea leader warns North after latest missile launch
Author: 0 S. Korea leader warns North after latest missile launch

The two who told authorities they wanted to defect to South Korea were a man in his 50s and his son in his 20s, an official from the ministry, which handles relations with North Korea, said by telephone. South Korean President Moon Jae-in is suspending the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system. His conservative predecessor, former President Park Geun-hye, was impeached for her alleged ties to a multi-million dollar corruption scandal.

Author: 0 Hawaii enacts law committing to goals of Paris climate accord

President Trump's withdrawal from the agreement last week stunned the world, and now U.S. local and state governments, along with businesses and investors have reacted by pledging to honour the agreement regardless of the Trump administration's announcement .

Global Media Supreme Court partially stays law making Aadhaar mandatory for PAN, ITR filing
Author: 0 Supreme Court partially stays law making Aadhaar mandatory for PAN, ITR filing

The Supreme Court today pronounced its order on mandatory requirements of Aadhaar card for Income Tax Return (ITR). Some opposition parties including the Left as well as privacy advocates have said that Aadhaar must remain a voluntary disclosure, but Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that while people can use multiple PAN cards for tax evasion, Aadhaar, because of its biometrics, is harder to misuse.

Author: 0 Former SNP Leader Loses Seat to Conservative

Stephen Gethins held on to his North East Fife seat by just two votes, as the SNP came under severe pressure from the Liberal Democrats, and nationalists saw their majorities massively reduced in several constituencies. Independence remains the defining issue - almost three years after Scotland voted by 55 per cent to remain a part of the United Kingdom. The nationalists had swept the board in 2015, winning 56 of the 59 seats up for grabs - leaving Labour, the Conservatives and the Liberal ...

Author: 0 Top officials won't say whether they kept notes on Trump-Russia discussions

Former FBI director James Comey accused United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday of trying to get him to water down the bureau's investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 US presidential election. Making it clear that he would not indicate which scenario was the real one, the official said that in both cases the intelligence officials had reason to stay quiet today.

Author: 0 Dramatic footage shows moments of London terror attack

Thomas, who was visiting London for the weekend with his girlfriend, has not been seen since Saturday's assault which was claimed by the ISIS. The investigation into the attacks involved two more raids on Monday in Newham and Barking, east London , as police tried to establish if the three attackers had any help.

Author: 0 Qatar rejects as baseless terrorism blacklist by four Arab states

Meanwhile, Qatari armed forces that had been stationed in Saudi Arabia as part of the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthis in Yemen returned home on Wednesday, state television reported on its Twitter account. A senior Emirati official told AFP that this week's decision was not aimed at a change of regime in Qatar but to pressure the country to reshape its policy.

Global Media Italian of Moroccan Descent Named as Third London Terror Attacker
Author: 0 Italian of Moroccan Descent Named as Third London Terror Attacker

He appeared in a Channel 4 documentary called "The Jihadis Next Door" past year and was once asked to leave a mosque in east London for being disruptive. She said she thought he might have gone into hiding because she was aware he knew one of the slain attackers. He was investigated in 2015 but he was "prioritised in the lower echelons of our investigative work" and there was no evidence of "attack planning", police said.

Global Media Iran identifies terrorists involved in Tehran attacks
Author: 0 Iran identifies terrorists involved in Tehran attacks

Tasmin news agency said there were unconfirmed reports that the attackers had taken four hostages inside the parliament building. In the attack at the mausoleum, one suicide bomber blew himself up while the second one was killed in a gunfight, according to the semi-official Tasnim news agency.

Author: 0 In UK Election, More Women Than Ever Won Seats in Parliament

Instead, her Conservative Party lost its majority and Labour claimed a haul of seats. Talks with European Union leaders were due to start in less than two weeks and those meetings may now need to be delayed, further eroding the time that Britain has to clinch a deal before it leaves the bloc in March 2019.

Global Media Qatar rejects intervention in foreign policy: FM
Author: 0 Qatar rejects intervention in foreign policy: FM

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert. Several other countries later followed suit. Nauert says that Tillerson was speaking with the White House on Thursday about the US offer to help. Nourani said preparations were to the same effect been made to ship the supplies from Iran to Qatar through Bandar Abbas, Boushehr and Lengeh ports.

Author: 0 Iran attacks 'reinforce hatred' for US, Saudi Arabia: Supreme leader

Majlis (Iran's Parliament), which came under a terror attack recently, is hosting a funeral ceremony for the victims of the incident, and another concomitant one, which targeted Imam Khomeini's Mausoleum. In the midst of the unfolding attacks, the intelligence ministry said a third team had been stopped before the attacks started, but no further details have since been given.

Author: 0 Macron: Handshake Contest With Trump Was A Show Of Strength

But the president's body language and that of those around him has spoken volumes. A look of surprise popped on Araud's face as he inquired what exactly did that mean. Macron strides along the blue carpet to the wall of world leaders walking toward him. Trump's aversion to hand-shaking seemed to lessen over the course of the US presidential campaign.

Global Media UJ now in top 2,3% of universities globally
Author: 0 UJ now in top 2,3% of universities globally

Hebrew University ranked number 145 of the 959 universities in the 2018 QS World University Rankings , representing a slight increase from a year ago when it was ranked number 148. The QS World University Rankings® 2018 is bigger and more comprehensive than ever and remains the only global ranking to have been independently scrutinized.

Author: 0 Israel is 'not ready' for peace: Palestinian official

The word "all" was deliberately omitted regarding territories. While Israel is rejoiced to mark the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War , UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement on Monday that Israel still occupies the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Syria's Golan Heights and the occupation "has imposed a heavy humanitarian and development burden" on Palestinians .

Author: 0 Former first minister Alex Salmond loses Commons seat in stunning Tory victory

Although he won a majority of 8,687 at the 2015 election in the Gordon seat, the Tory vote increased by 29 points to give Colin Clark victory by 2,607 votes. She added the UK Government must now listen to those who did not vote Tory and pursue "an open Brexit , not a closed one". Ruth Davidson , leader of the Scottish Conservatives, said the party had its best result in 20 years.

Author: 0 Trump Claims 'Total And Complete Vindication' After Comey Testimony

Comey said it was that tweet that prompted him to ask a friend to reveal the contents of the memo to a reporter the following Tuesday, May 16. Comey agreed that he called Democrats and Republicans to tell them that he didn't know where the story came from.

Author: 0 Saudi Arabia, allies issue Qatar-linked terror blacklist

Trump is continuing to talk to all partners in the Middle East to de-escalate tensions, a White House spokeswoman said, but gave no other details. On the very day Iran suffered its first IS attack, foreign minister Javad Zarif met with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu , and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to coordinate their response to the crisis.

Global Media Lorde celebrates world tour by officially releasing song 'Sober'
Author: 0 Lorde celebrates world tour by officially releasing song 'Sober'

Like previous singles " Green Light " and " Perfect Places ", this track furthers Lorde's coming of age themes, tracing a weekend of partying and the romances that flare up and fade over the course of it. Lorde has officially released the single Sober ahead of her Melodrama album release on June 16. She was joined onstage by her Melodrama collaborator Jack Antonoff, who has emerged as a hitmaking producer since working with Lorde's friend Taylor Swift on her 1989 album.

Author: 0 Islamic State won't win, says Iranian priest after Tehran atrocity

On Thursday, Iran's Intelligence Ministry released photos of terrorist attackers in Tehran, saying they were linked to an ISIS ringleader killed a year ago in western province of Kermanshah. He said: 'The perpetrators of the massacres do not know that these acts will fail to spread fear among the people or weaken the state: so many have tried to do it before them, and they did not succeed, and they will not succeed this time and in the future.

Author: 0 Kezia: Every Scottish seat now in Labour's sights

She also said she will aim to be part of "a progressive alliance" if the opportunity presents itself. Mr Salmond, who joined the SNP in 1973 while still a student at St Andrews university , won the seat in 2015, ending decades of Lib Dem rule by deputy party leader Sir Malcolm Bruce.

Global Media Manspreading banned on public transit in Madrid
Author: 0 Manspreading banned on public transit in Madrid

The phenomenon of manspreading - the act where men open their legs as wide as is gymnastically possible while on public transport - has been recognised as an issue by the Madrid government. Madrid follows in the footsteps of transit systems in some other cities that also frown on the behavior. Do pregnant women need special badges on public transport? In 2015, Seattle's Sound Transit launched a campaign encouraging one seat per customer using an image of a many-tentacled octopus.

Author: 0 Nick Clegg Loses Sheffield Hallam Seat

Meanwhile Labour's Jared O'Mara received 38.4 per cent of the vote, a gain of 2.6 per cent. The SNP's Nicolson suffered a defeat in East Dunbartonshire where the former government minister, Jo Swinson, won back the seat she had lost to him in 2015 general election .

Author: 0 Third London Bridge attacker named as Moroccan-Italian Youssef Zaghba

The newspaper stated that Zaghba was stopped at Marconi Airport in Bologna on 15 March 2016. How will the London Bridge attack affect the United Kingdom elections? After the deadly tragedy in London , coming on the heels of other recent terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom, the top British counterterrorism official says authorities plan to dramatically change their strategy.

Author: 0 United Kingdom exit poll points to an unmitigated disaster for Theresa May

Daeun, first off, the exit polls had suggested that the Conservative Party led by Theresa May would still be the largest party, but lose almost 20 MPs. That would give May and the Conservatives a working majority. Then, attacks that killed 30 people in Manchester and London twice brought the campaign to a halt, sent a wave of anxiety through Britain and forced May to defend the government's record on fighting terrorism.

Author: 0 PM Narendra Modi greets his Pakistani counterpart on SCO summit sidelines

Given the increasingly acrimonious India-Pakistan relationship, it would be interesting to see the kind of "anti-terror" collaboration between them under the SCO umbrella. The PM reiterated Pakistan's strong commitment to cooperate with the both countries in the energy sector, regional connectivity and human resource development.

Author: 0 DUP Party website CRASHES as everyone searches for Tory sidekick

Conservative member of parliament Anna Soubry was the first in the party to disavow May in public, calling on the prime minister to "consider her position". In response she said: "I don't want to be sexist because I can't". Nigel Farage, former Ukip leader, told the BBC he would have no choice but to return to politics if the election resulted in endangering the UK's exit from the EU.

Author: 0 Brexit talks can start 'when United Kingdom is ready', says European Union chief negotiator

Elmar Brok, a prominent German conservative member of the EU parliament, said Europeans would be disappointed: "Now no prime minister will have that room for manoeuvre", he said. Guy Verhofstadt, the former Belgian Prime Minister and now the leader of the European Parliamentary group of liberals and democrats, described the general election result as "yet another own goal" for the UK.

Author: 0 Donald Trump may try to prevent James Comey from testifying

Comey is no longer employed by the Trump administration". The Court recognized the validity of executive privilege and the need for high-ranking government officials to discuss issues with candor without being subject to public scrutiny.

Author: 0 A look at how Trump's climate moves affect the coal industry

He was joined by mayors from around the state, who also signed an agreement to commit to the goals of the agreement , according to the New York Times . Trump says withdrawal from the climate pact will adhere to the four-year timeline agreed to by former President Barack Obama , adding that the White House will attempt to revive US participation in the accord along terms more favorable to the nations interests.

Author: 0 Paris Police Shoot, Wound Hammer-Wielding Assailant Outside Notre Dame

French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said one police officer was lightly wounded in the attack and it is thought the assailant was acting alone. Paris remains under high security after several terrorist attacks in recent years, including on law enforcement and security personnel.

Author: 0 Police find body in Thames; likely 8th London terror victim

Australian nurse Kirsty Boden , 28, ran towards people being attacked to try to help them before herself being killed. Gabrielli spoke to reporters Wednesday on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, where police chiefs from nine European Union countries were meeting to discuss migration and terrorism issues.

Author: 0 Juncker makes case for European Union defence integration

President Trump has demanded that Nato's 22 European Union members hike spending to 2% of gross domestic product on military budgets. "A stronger European defence means a stronger NATO and a stronger NATO means a stronger European defence", she said , adding that neither NATO nor the EU could tackle current challenges alone.

Author: 0 Foreign Minister: Measures taken against Qatar were surprising

M - Qatar has vowed it will "not surrender" its foreign policy in a row with other Arab states over its alleged connections to extremism. The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, right, is received by UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to hold talks about Qatar, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

Author: 0 Pakistan waging 'undeclared war' against Afghanistan: Ghani

In a statement, the ministry said the bombing in the city of Herat, which is in the Herat province, was caused by an explosive "embedded on a motorbike". Afghanistan is on the front line of a global war against such violence, he said. "Foreign fighters have increased in the last two years". An Islamic State affiliate has meanwhile emerged and carried out several large attacks.

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