The defense spent much of its cross-examination Wednesday morning trying to sow doubt about Constand's account of the attack she claimed took place and her relationship with Cosby. Defense attorney Brian McMonagle said during opening statements that Constand had a romantic encounter with Cosby at his Foxwoods Resort Casino hotel room in CT before the alleged assault.
With 649 of 650 seats declared, the Conservatives had won 318 seats and Labour 261. A resurgent Labour party defied expectations, increasing the party's number of seats. Several of May's party colleagues also suggested May consider stepping down. "This is a very bad moment for the Conservative Party, and we need to take stock", Conservative lawmaker Anna Soubry said.
With complex talks on Britain's divorce from the European Union due to start in 10 days, it was unclear what the direction of Brexit would be. During the Northern Irish peace process, they stood their ground against British prime ministers, Irish taoisigh (prime ministers) and USA presidents.
But Paul Ryan, the Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, said Trump's interactions with Comey may have reflected his lack of political experience rather than an effort to pressure the Federal Bureau of Investigation director. But the self-imposed silence didn't last. Rubio asked Comey why he did not directly tell Trump that he thought the president was making inappropriate requests of him.
Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesperson, said in a statement . The dispute escalated on Friday when Saudi Arabia issued a list of 59 individuals it accused of sponsoring terrorism, including members of the Qatari royal family. To worsen matters, Qatar does not seem to have read the handwriting on the wall even after Mighty America had declared Hamas , a "terrorist organisation".
Launching the manifesto in Perth on May 30th, party leader Nicola Sturgeon also emphasised the supposed importance to Scotland of the EU Single Market, which entails allowing unlimited and effectively unvetted immigration for EU passport and ID card holders.
Egypt and Bahrain increases pressure on Qatar over allegations that it interferes in the affairs of its neighbors by supporting and financing Islamist groups. "But you have to be able to tell your friend or your brother when they are doing the right thing and when they are doing the wrong thing". When Gazans took to the streets to protest Hamas's handling of an electricity crisis last winter, Qatar sent $12 million to Gaza for needed fuel, effectively bailing out Hamas.
Ms Sturgeon had used an eve-of-poll address to appeal to supporters of other parties to switch to the SNP to avoid "splitting the anti-Tory vote ". The SNP have won the majority of the 59 Scottish constituencies. Ruth Davidson said her party had enjoyed an "historic night" and added: "Indyref2 is dead, that's what we have seen tonight".
Republican members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, from left, Sen. Comey was testifying Thursday before the Senate intelligence committee on the government's investigation into Russian meddling in the United States election and his firing by President Donald Trump .
A store manager told detectives that he had fired Williams "for making racial, sexual orientation and derogatory remarks", toward Brown, according to a report. Police identified the other four victims as Brenda Montanez-Crespo, 44; Kevin Clark , 53; Jeffrey Roberts , 57; and Kevin Lawson , 46. Kevin Clark was a "wonderful man and an absolutely incredible, supportive and wonderful father" to his 14-year-old daughter and 18-year-old son, the local Pop Warner league said Tuesday in its ...
North Korea's weapons tests are meant to build a nuclear and missile program that can stand up to what it sees as us and South Korean hostility, but they are also considered by outside analysts as ways to make its political demands clear to leaders in Washington and Seoul .
The DUP said only that it would enter talks. However, the Democratic Unionist leader and first minister of Northern Ireland , Arlene Foster, said she wants to "bring stability to our nation" by backing Theresa May and the Conservatives to continue in power the Guardian reported.
Iran's intelligence ministry said on Thursday five of the detained suspects linked to the attacks in Tehran participated in Islamic State terrorist activity in Syria's Raqqa and Iraq's Mosul, state TV reported. clients. Iranian people reject such US claims of friendship". Trump's comments brought criticism from Iranians on social media, who recalled their government's offers of support and the candlelight vigils held in Iran after the attacks of September 11, 2001 in the United States.
All 12 people arrested on Sunday after the attack have now been released without charge while a 27-year-old man was held in Barking near London on Tuesday in connection with the investigation, police said . He also went by the name Rachid Elkhdar with a different date of birth. One of the three terrorists , slain by British police during a deadly attack in London last Saturday and having double Italian and Moroccan citizenship, had been flagged as a potential threat by Italian ...
Akihito , 83, who has had heart surgery and treatment for prostate cancer, said in rare public remarks a year ago he feared age might make it hard for him to continue to fulfill his duties . The new law applies only to Emperor Akihito, and gives the government three years to set an exit date. The recent announcement of the impending engagement of Princess Mako, 25, the emperor's oldest granddaughter, focused attention on the flaws in the current law, which not only prohibits women from ...
The 25-year-old's family released a statement praising his "immense bravery" during the attack. Butt is believed to have later studied at Newham Sixth Form before gaining NVQ in business administration in 2009, and diploma in teaching English as a foreign language.
Comey testified he had nine one-on-one conversations with Trump - and detailed each in memos just after they met for fear that the president would subsequently lie about their interactions. Trump was addressing reporters at the White House for the first time since Comey's explosive appearance, in which he branded the president a liar and said he believed he was sacked over his handling of the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Russian election meddling.
While May remains prime minister until a new government is formed, she does not have a clear mandate for her interpretation of Brexit that includes limits on immigration and leaving the single market. Along those lines, Michel Barnier , the EU's principal Brexit negotiator, even seemed willing to play ball with a Britain thrust into internal turmoil.
Among the 14 North Korean officials is Cho Il-u, who leads Pyongyang's foreign espionage operations. "They keep sending nuclear-powered strategic weapons to South Korea like aircraft carriers and bombers", which actually are meant to invade the North by launching another war.
The coalition did not comment specifically on the reported advance. The U.S. military said last week that it had bolstered its "combat power" in southern Syria , warning that it viewed Iranian-backed fighters in the area as a threat to nearby coalition troops fighting the Islamic State .
However, it stopped short of directly blaming the kingdom for the attack, though many in the country expressed suspicion Iran's regional rival had a hand in the attack. The violence comes amid heightened tension in the Middle East, with Saudi Arabia and other Arab states cutting ties with Qatar over alleged support for Islamist militants and closer ties with Iran.
Vasily Kashin, a senior fellow at the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, said that the security cooperation among SCO member states is quite fruitful. Welcoming Xi at the start of the talks in Kazakhstan's capital Astana , Putin said the Chinese leader's visit to Russian Federation later this year would be a "major event".
He died suddenly in the hospital on Thursday, according to his obituary . Born Sotirios Panopoulos in Vourvoura, Greece, in 1934, he was 20 when he immigrated to Canada aboard a boat, settling in Chatham, Ont. "Sam could always be counted on for his strong dependable advice & generous nature". 'Fiercely loyal and protective, his candid and frank sense of humor, his booming laugh and blunt honesty will be missed by his family, friends, former employees and customers'.
Tillerson says the US will support efforts to mediate the crisis along with Kuwait. The US president's rhetoric on Friday, however, did not appear likely to calm spirits in Doha. "Families are being forcibly separated and children pulled out of school", he said. "We believe these are unintended consequences, especially during the holy month of Ramadan", Tillerson said, referring to the most important holiday on the Muslim calendar.
The UN Security Council first imposed sanctions on Pyongyang in 2006 over its ballistic missile and nuclear programs and has ratcheted up the measures in response to five nuclear tests and two long-range missile launches. But the appearance also marked the defense secretary's first public remarks since Trump withdrew Thursday from the Paris climate agreement, the latest in a series of decisions that have raised concerns among allies about whether the United States is withdrawing from the ...
Australia does not make public the location of its embassy in Kabul for security reasons.Ms Adamson returned to the estimates hearing and said Australia's diplomatic mission was in lockdown but she believed all staff were safe . The Islamic State group has had no such compunctions, claiming responsibility for several deadly bombings in the Afghan capital , but so far has not issued a claim in Wednesday's blast.
Among the outlets taking part are restaurants around Borough Market, where attackers stabbed five people to death after mowing down pedestrians on London Bridge, killing three. He had been opening accounts and closing them again, possibly to launder money. He had also been repeatedly reported to police for violent behavior and trying to recruit young children to the Islamic State group, and appeared in a TV documentary titled "The Jihadis Next Door", where he was seen next to a group of ...
In March, the Scottish parliament backed Sturgeon's proposal to ask for their second referendum on independence. Across the country, Labour , the Tories and even the much-maligned Lib Dems were the beneficiaries as the SNP haemorrhaged votes in areas considered entirely safe.
The source said the DUP was likely to seek a role in Brexit negotiations but was likely to steer clear of social issues such as abortion and gay rights, where it disagrees with Conservative Party positions. "I had wanted to achieve a larger majority but that was not the result that we secured". After Mr Robinson lost his Westminster seat in the 2015 general election , Arlene Foster took over as party leader in December 2015, and first minister in 2016.
Daesh is fighting tough fight to United States and Afghan Army soldiers in Nangarhar province and Achin area has been a focal place for Daesh activities. Taliban fighters have made widespread gains in Helmand, seizing numerous province's districts and threatening the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah.
Eric Soufer , a spokesman for Schneiderman's office, said it began examining the charitable foundation founded by President Donald Trump's son, Eric Trump , after a report in Forbes that raised questions about practices by the foundation which seemed to violate state laws.
With no clear victor emerging from the British parliamentary election, negotiations on Britain's departure from the European Union (EU) are likely to be delayed, while uncertainty looms over the direction Brexit would take, according to Dutch experts.
As Comey reported in his written statement for the record, Trump's words were: "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go". Comey repeatedly refused to say in the Senate hearing Thursday whether he thought Trump had obstructed justice. Legal experts have questioned Kasowitz's contention that Trump's private encounters with Comey should be considered privileged communications.
Barghouti is serving five life sentences for murders committed during the second Palestinian intifada. As the Palestinian street coalesced in support of the striking prisoners, Israeli authorities tried to plant doctored pictures of Barghouti and some of his comrades snacking behind the prison walls.
He was "tackled by 11 others on the flight" according to a witness, and did not get inside the cockpit. The flight which left Melbourne Airport at 11.11pm was to arrive in Kuala Lumpur at 5.28am today. The Malaysia Airlines flight has since landed safely and the passenger has been apprehended by airport security. Passengers were forced to endure a 30-minute ordeal while the plane returned to the airport.
Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel are competing in a special election to fill the seat vacated by HHS Secretary Tom Price . "Secretary Handel has a lot of partisan attacks that she's launching but she hasn't provided any explanation for how she's going to serve the people of this community", Ossoff said.
Rogers, who also declined to talk specifically about his dealings with Trump , said that in his three years at NSA , "I have never been directed to do anything I believed to be illegal , immoral, unethical, or inappropriate". "What you feel isn't relevant, admiral", King barked. "I am willing to come before the committee and tell you what I know and what I don't know".
The German Chancellor toasted last night with Argentina's President Mauricio Macri as part of talks on global trade, climate protection and migration - while in Britain predictions of a hung parliament shook the PM's bid to retain a majority.
Sources told CNN that Trump has remained frustrated with Sessions since he bowed to political pressure and recused himself from involvement in the FBI's investigation into ties between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation.
The president has claimed that his conversations there pushed him to call out Qatar. Tensions continue to escalate in the Middle East . Gulf allies tightened their squeeze on Qatar on Friday by putting dozens of figures with links to the tiny, wealthy nation on terrorism blacklists.
Negotiations should be led by a government and a Prime Minister that will be in place for the duration, and so we call for a delay to the scheduled start of negotiations rather than a rush to begin in 11 days' time. Britain voted 52 percent in favour of leaving the European Union in a shock referendum a year ago, becoming the first ever member state ever to do so, but the regional breakdown of the results varied hugely.
According to the Guardian, this the first attack conducted by ISIS inside majority-Shia Iran. Hours after conciliatory comments from his State Department, the president on Wednesday offered a seemingly contradictory statement , providing solace to the victims while delivering a broadside against Tehran.
Prosecutors confirmed the area would remain on lockdown until police were confident there was no further threat. Another officer "then reacted with self-control, pulled out immediately and fired", Collomb said. He echoed British Prime Minister Theresa May who in the wake of the London Bridge attack said Britain was facing a new trend where militants are inspired by "copying one another and often using the crudest of means of attack".
Mr Comey testified under oath. Trump told reporters during a joint press conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis that he never asked Comey for a loyalty pledge or urged him to scuttle an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn .
DUP leader Arlene Foster said she had spoken with Conservative leader May and would start talks on propping up the party, declaring that keeping Northern Ireland in the United Kingdom would be "our guiding star". There are significant policy differences between the DUP and the Conservatives, and leader Arlene Foster , has been mired in controversy over an energy deal that will cost taxpayers around $750 million.
The Labour Party gained 32 seats, jumping from 229 to 261, setting back May and the Conservative Party . Following David Cameron's Brexit debacle on June 23, 2016, this marks the second time in less than a year that an over-confident, Conservative Party leader has been wrongly convinced of the British electorate's readiness to support his or her political mandate.
Although Islamic State militants have claimed responsibility for the attack , Mr Haydon said there was no evidence the attackers - Pakistani-born Briton Khuram Butt, Italian Youssef Zaghba and Rachid Redouane who had links to Libya, Morocco and Ireland - were directed by anyone else, either in Britain or overseas.
Rex Tillerson's statement comes five days after Saudi Arabia, Bahrain , the UAE and Egypt cut diplomatic ties and transport links with Qatar, closing, air land and sea borders over and sending the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries into their largest crisis in years.
For weeks, Palestinians have rallied at the border fence after activists affiliated with Hamas called for protests there. Israel later withdrew from Gaza but lay a siege to it. "It is no secret to anyone how the Zionist enemy exploits such statements to commit more violations and crimes against our people and our land and our sanctities and the right of Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque", it added.
Sessions' week went from really bad to holy-cow-what-else-can-happen-to-me on Thursday when fired FBI Director James Comey testified about his interactions with Trump over the Russian Federation investigation. Things have gotten so tense between Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the AG offered to resign his position, which Trump did not accept.