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Author: 0 4 takeaways from Jeff Sessions' feisty testimony to Congress about Russia

Sessions heads to Capitol Hill in a perilous position with his boss, with USA media reporting Trump has grown displeased with his attorney general, notably for his recusal on the Russian Federation probe. Addressing allegations that he had unreported meetings with Russian officials while he advised the Trump campaign, Sessions said he had already acknowledged two meetings previous year with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak .

Author: 0 AG Sessions: Accusations of Russian Federation collusion 'appalling'

Sessions said no. "What would you have done?" Throughout the questioning, Sessions defended himself and refused to discuss any details of conversations he has had with President Trump. In general, as with most of the Russia-related hearings conducted by Congress, it was a tale of two parties. "I did not have any private meetings, nor do I recall any conversations with any Russian officials at the Mayflower Hotel".

Author: 0 US Recognizes Progress of Taliban Movement in Afghanistan

Mattis was not the first senior official of the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump to publicly warn of a dire prospect for the security situation in Afghanistan . House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday, Vice Admiral James Syring, the head of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said that "the advancements in the last six months have caused great concern to me and others, in the advancement of and demonstration of technology of ballistic missiles from North Korea".

Global Media British leader tries to rally support
Author: 0 British leader tries to rally support

The "supply and confidence" deal would see the DUP back the Conservatives in votes on the Budget and confidence motions. Theresa May has told Tory MPs "I'm the person who got us into this mess and I'm the one who will get us out of it", two sources present at the Conservative backbench 1922 Committee meeting have confirmed.

Global Media UAE says no military component to actions against Qatar
Author: 0 UAE says no military component to actions against Qatar

The US ambassador to Qatar said Tuesday that she is resigning her post in Doha amid the worst diplomatic crisis involving Washington's Persian Gulf allies in years. He said the list would likely include Qatari sanctions on bank accounts of individuals that Qatar's neighbors have already sanctioned - and possibly on the banks themselves.

Global Media Dennis Rodman Meets with Women's Basketball Team in DPRK
Author: 0 Dennis Rodman Meets with Women's Basketball Team in DPRK

Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea in what would be his first trip to the country since President Donald Trump took office. Shortly after this segment aired, news emerged that North Korea was releasing the American, Otto Warmbier . Sen. Rob Portman of OH said in a statement that Tillerson had confirmed to him Warmbier's release.

Author: 0 Trump Interviewed Mueller for FBI Director Job

Ruddy tried to explain to Real Clear Politics about how he decides to share some things and not others from his conversations with Trump , saying, "I make a decision as to what I think he would like or not like, if I share something he said".

Global Media Jeff Sessions Pushes Back On Suggestions Of Collusion
Author: 0 Jeff Sessions Pushes Back On Suggestions Of Collusion

And while he had recused himself from the Russian Federation probe, Sessions insisted, "I did not recuse myself from defending my honor against scurrilous and false allegations". "So I need to be correct as best I can", Sessions said. Sessions said he walled himself off and never got briefed on any investigative details starting on February 10, the day after he was sworn in.

Author: 0 More Questions Than Answers After AG Sessions Testifies Before Senate Committee

Not only did she push him to discuss his role in the firing James Comey despite having recused himself from the Russian Federation investigations - "this Russian Federation thing" being the reason Comey was sacked - Senator Dianne Feinstein also made it clear that Mr Sessions' choice to avoid answering some questions when he could just say no says a lot.

Author: 0 Sen. Susan Collins: President Trump should voluntarily turn over tapes

I'm not going to say I want you to pledge allegiance. "Who would do that?" King said either his House Intelligence Committee or the House Judiciary Committee will look into whether Comey broke the law when he admittedly leaked his Trump meeting memos to a friend, who then released them to the New York Times.

Author: 0 Ambulances sent to London fire scene

Since then, more than 64 people have been taken to hospitals, and 20 are in critical care units, the London Ambulance Service says. He said it did not look like fire crews were able to get past the fourth floor - and spraying the building with water had not had much effect.

Author: 0 SDF Begins Raqqa Offensive, Progress Continues in Mosul

Turkey views the Kurdish YPG militia within the Syrian Democratic Forces as a terrorist group aligned with militants who have fought an insurgency in southeast Turkey since 1984. The statement will say that a major attack on the city of Raqqa, Syria is planned by a US-backed alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters. On April 4, a USA military source says an airstrip has been prepared in Kurdish-controlled zones for use by C-17 cargo planes.

Author: 0 Congressman shot during baseball practice; Walker 'shaken but OK'

Mo Brooks, R-Ala., in an interview on CNN. As news broke Wednesday morning of multiple people being shot at a congressional baseball team practice, members of Nebraska's congressional delegation expressed their concern. On Twitter, he described Mr Scalise as "a true friend and patriot" who was "badly injured but will fully recover". "By him being there, he probably saved everybody else's life", he added.

Author: 0 Fatalities in London high-rise fire

The cause of the fire was not known at this stage, London Fire Brigade said. Muna Ali, 45, said: "The flames, I have never seen anything like it, it just reminded me of 9/11". He said he was alerted to the fire not by fire alarms but by people on the street below, shouting "don't jump, don't jump". The charred structure still had pockets of flame rising from several storeys as desperate efforts to bring the blaze under control continued.

Author: 0 Several dead in London residential tower fire

A witness to the London tower inferno grabbed an axe and entered the building's second storey through a window in a bid to save residents. Samira Lamrani said: "The windows were slightly ajar, a woman was gesturing that she was about to throw her baby and if somebody could catch her baby".

Global Media Happy National Flag Day
Author: 0 Happy National Flag Day

Good sources of information on displaying the flag include the Elks Lodge, which created the idea of Flag Day, the American Legion, and any Boy Scout or Girl Scout troop. National Flag Day is an important time in our country's history that is not observed as closely as other holidays, but it's just as important. As we each have a birthday, our nation's flag, "The Stars and Stripes", also has a birthday.

Author: 0 Tottering May names new Cabinet as critics circle

I mean, she said vote for me, and I'll be a strong and stable leader in the Brexit negotiations. May's office said Saturday that the Democratic Unionist Party , which has 10 seats in Parliament, had agreed to a "confidence and supply" arrangement with the government.

Author: 0 Andy Murray fells del Potro in Paris

Del Potro is 3-6 against Murray all time, but has taken two of the last three matches from the top-seeded Murray. Murray leads 6-3 in head-to-head over Del Potro, and he has also won the two most important meetings between the players. "He is one of the smartest guys on the circuit". In remaining third-round men's play, seventh-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia swatted aside Spanish veteran Feliciano Lopez 6-1, 6-3, 6-3.

Global Media Trump Stumps for Infrastructure Plan
Author: 0 Trump Stumps for Infrastructure Plan

People don't want to see what's going on. Of Trump and even his closest lieutenants, Stone said "they don't speak with one voice". "We are going to stop these other countries from coming in and killing our companies-American steel will get more and bigger".

Author: 0 Tory and DUP deal must be opposed, says Gerry Adams

The prime minister may not be present as the talks continue because she is heading to Paris for a meeting with newly-elected President Emmanuel Macron. Labour's unexpectedly strong second-place showing has thrown national politics into disarray. It comes as the Northern Ireland assembly remains gridlocked over talks to restore power-sharing between Sinn Féin and the DUP.

Global Media UK's May apologises to own MPs for election 'mess'
Author: 0 UK's May apologises to own MPs for election 'mess'

The DUP , which is Northern Ireland's largest unionist party, won 10 seats in last week's election, enough to give the Conservatives a slim majority in the House of Commons. Before the election, May proposed a clean break from the European Union , involving withdrawal from Europe's single market, limits on immigration and a bespoke customs deal with the EU.

Author: 0 The Golden State Warriors championship champagne celebration

But what we don't know-and what there is high speculation brewing around-is if the Warriors will actually make the traditional visit to the White House . And forward David West made it clear Trump went against his belief system . The Warriors would be the first National Basketball Association champions to travel to Washington since President Donald Trump took office.

Author: 0 Talks to prop up May's government continue with DUP

The meeting with the rank-and-file, some of whom have called for May to step aside sooner rather than later, was brought forward a day. The Conservatives have to rely on the support of 10 DUP MPs after they fell eight seats short of winning an overall majority in the June 8 snap general election .

Author: 0 Trump willing to testify, won't say if tapes of Comey talks exist

Collins, a member of the Senate intelligence committee , which is investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election, said Comey's motivation "may have been a good one". "Now, is it possible under some odd scenario that since Jim Comey has left an investigation has started?" "I'm not going to say I want you to pledge allegiance".

Global Media Taliban 'surging' in Afghanistan, US defense chief warns
Author: 0 Taliban 'surging' in Afghanistan, US defense chief warns

Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, noted the former Marine general strongly supported such spending when he was in uniform as a complement to military force. The US and Russian Federation, which backs the government in Damascus, are communicating with each other exclusively to ensure the safety of their planes in the air, because the National Defense Authorization Act restricts any kind of military cooperation, Dunford said - adding that Mattis could waive that restriction for ...

Global Media Residents being evacuated from burning building
Author: 0 Residents being evacuated from burning building

Joanna O'Connor, a local resident, told Sky News: "At about 2am woken up by screaming, sirens and helicopters". "I watched flames burst out of our window and our flat was engulfed in flames", he said. A number of unofficial online crowd funds have sprung up, many of which have already raised thousands to help the survivors of the fire. You could hear people screaming.

Author: 0 Trump 'prepared to testify' over exchanges with Comey

Mr Trump cryptically refused to say whether those private exchanges were taped - a matter at the heart of the conflicting accounts of what passed between them at a time when Mr Comey was leading an FBI investigation into Russia's interference in the presidential election and its ties to the Trump campaign.

Author: 0 Trump offers to speak under oath after Comey testimony

With stronger evidence, Trump could face the same sort of criminal allegations that forced president Richard Nixon to resign in 1973, and saw Bill Clinton impeached by the House of Representatives but survive a Senate trial in 1998-99. "Something about the way I was conducting it, the president felt, created pressure on him that he wanted to relieve". In his testimony, Comey detailed three one-on-one meetings with Trump in January and February, one of them a dinner.

Author: 0 Qatar pulls all its troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border

Qatar on Monday asked the United Nations' aviation agency to intervene after three Gulf states closed their airspace to Qatari planes as part of their attempt to isolate Qatar. "Let's stop fooling ourselves". That was the pointed question Saudi King Salman raised during a meeting with Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif today. The deal in U.S.

Author: 0 Jeff Sessions Evades Kamala Harris' Question During Congressional Testimony

Democrats voiced frustration with Sessions' refusal to answer questions about his conversations with President Trump about the decision to fire Comey . "I'm not going to say 'I want you to pledge allegiance, '" he said. Democratic Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Ron Wyden of OR gave cable news interviews in which they called for Sessions to be fired OR have him tender his resignation.

Global Media I'm here as long as you want me, Theresa May apologises
Author: 0 I'm here as long as you want me, Theresa May apologises

The Conservatives , led by Theresa May , are now in talks with Northern Ireland's ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ) to forge an informal alliance. However, George Osborne , a former finance minister who is now editor of London's Evening Standard newspaper and a vocal critic of May, said she appeared a " dead woman walking ".

Global Media Kansas governor denounces legislature's action to raise taxes
Author: 0 Kansas governor denounces legislature's action to raise taxes

But voters soured last year on the governor's policies, ousting two dozen of his allies from the Legislature and giving more power to Democrats and moderate Republicans who then backed this year's tax increase. The Kansas Legislature overrode Brownback's veto Tuesday night, with a 27 to 13 vote in the Senate and 88 to 31 vote in the House. The Senate earlier voted for an override, with exactly a two-thirds majority.

Author: 0 South Korean President Moon Proposes 2030 World Cup In Region

SEOUL-South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Sunday nominated a former navy chief as his defense minister, the president's office said , as the government faces challenges tackling North Korea's rapidly developing weapons program. Last month, a top American military commander in Seoul said the deployment of THAAD in South Korea is seen as a critical part of efforts to lessen North Korea's leverage from asymmetric weapons.

Author: 0 Senate Questions Jeff Sessions About Contacts With Russian Officials

That was a welcome correction to Heinrich, although he did note that he wondered why it wasn't offered to begin with, and lambasted Sessions for refusing to answer questions about his conversations with Trump despite the president not having invoked executive privilege .

Author: 0 5 things we learned at Jeff Sessions' hearing

Sessions was sworn in February 9 but did not actually step away from the investigation until March 2, the day after The Washington Post reported on his two previously undisclosed Kislyak meetings. "If merely being a supporter of the President's during the campaign warranted recusal from involvement in any matter involving him, then most typical presidential appointees would be unable to conduct their duties", he said at the time.

Author: 0 Sessions: Collusion Suggestions Are 'Appalling And Detestable'

Comey also said he told Sessions that he did not want to be left alone with Trump , because he didn't think it was appropriate for the president and the Federal Bureau of Investigation director to have private meetings. "I am not stonewalling ", Sessions replied. "I did not have any private meetings, nor do I recall any conversations with any Russian officials at the Mayflower Hotel", said Sessions .

Author: 0 Arsene Wenger Signs New Contract To Remain Arsenal Manager

Wenger is now fighting to keep this new title winning side together with star forward Alexis Sanchez yet to commit his own future to the club, which could leave the Arsenal manager in the transfer market longer then planned. Arsene Wenger has agreed a new deal to remain in charge of Arsenal . 'Arsenal must sell Ozil and Alexis!' Jubilant with the contract extension, the French manager said that he is really fond of this club and that he is now looking forward to add many more ...

Author: 0 Trump's Comey claims contradicted by president's own son

But we were very, very happy and, frankly, James Comey confirmed a lot of what I said . In recent days, the two men [Comey and Trump] have offered differing accounts of whether Mr. Ryan defended Trump by saying that he is "just new to this". "Comey's excuse for this unauthorized disclosure of privileged information. appears to be entirely retaliatory", Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz said in a statement.

Author: 0 Ostapenko makes history, upsets Wozniacki at French Open

She took it when the Frenchwoman fired a forehand volley wide. Both players struggled in the blustery conditions in the first part of the match but the French 24-year-old in particular lacked the intensity and power of her Muguruza win. Two rain delays - totalling nearly four hours - meant Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic's French Open quarter-finals were postponed until Wednesday .

Global Media Enough evidence to open obstruction of justice case against Trump: Bharara
Author: 0 Enough evidence to open obstruction of justice case against Trump: Bharara

He said Trump called him once each during December 2016 and January 2017 to check-in on him, similar to how the president contacted Comey. That said, it's at least plausible that Kasowitz would've been in a position to offer Trump occasional advice on legal matters, and he may have seen Bharara as a potential threat to his pal in the Oval Office.

Global Media Girl uses 'Hunger Games' to rescue friend with leg wound
Author: 0 Girl uses 'Hunger Games' to rescue friend with leg wound

Megan Gething, a 12-year-old from Rockport, Massachusetts , was playing in a marsh (??) when her friend Mackenzie George slipped and cut her leg on a pipe. "I figured it was a well-known method of stopping bleeding", Megan said. Megan told the Gloucester Times that the only thing going through her mind was helping her friend.

Author: 0 Shooting reported in Va. involving member of Congress and police

Congressman. He fired 50 shots from a rifle, taking shelter behind the dugout. A bystander reportedly used a belt as tourniquet on Mr. Scalise. White House press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted that President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were aware of the situation, and "Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected".

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