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Senators: Rosenstein knew of Comey firing before memo

Rosenstein had the responsibility of deciding to appoint a special counsel because Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a former surrogate for the Trump campaign, has recused himself from decisions on the issue. Rosenstein faced questions from senators Thursday, and Democrats emerged from the meeting saying he knew Comey would be removed prior to writing the memo. Read More »

Toby Keith to perform in Saudi Arabia

Many of these ideas were discussed and reported on back in March when Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited the White House. It will also feature an Arabian lute player. Saudi Arabia, home to some of Islam's holiest sites, will be pulling out all the stops for a man who has declared "Islam hates us" and said the United States is "losing a tremendous amount of money" defending the kingdom. Read More »

Two Mayo senators support Leo Varadkar in FG leadership battle

Senator James Reilly announced he was stepping down as deputy leader of Fine Gael while plumping for Mr Coveney. Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan said on Thursday he will step down when a replacement for Prime Minister Enda Kenny is chosen next month, having presided for six years over the dramatic recovery of the Irish economy and banking system. Read More »

Iran election: Jahangiri quits, backs Rouhani

If that expectation is met, then voters will be deciding whether Rouhani's policy of greater engagement with the West continues, or whether it could stall under Raisi if the conservative cleric becomes president. But he has little direct political experience. On Monday, Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf, 55, dropped out of the election and endorsed hard-liner Ebrahim Raisi, 56, who is believed to be a favorite of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's top decision-maker. Read More »

Putin willing to hand over transcript of Russian official's meeting with Trump

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He said he made a decision to do so for "humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russian Federation to greatly step up their fight against ISIS [the militant Islamic State group or IS] and terrorism". Putin said Russian Federation was ready to hand a transcript of Trump's meeting with Lavrov over to US lawmakers if that would help reassure them. "In the context of that discussion, what the president discussed with the foreign minister was wholly appropriate to that conversation and is consistent ... Read More »

Congressman probing Comey firing, alleged Russian meddling quits

Chaffetz made the announcement a day after tweeting that he had invited ex-FBI Director James Comey to testify next week at a hearing of the oversight committee he chairs. there are lots of good people who care about these issues and are well suited to carry out these investigations", he said. But until his recent moves, critics suggested that he had been less interested in probing potential wrongdoing inside the Trump administration. Read More »

1 dead, 19 injured after auto crashes into Times Square crowd

The vehicle crash - which did not appear to be terrorism-related - left a young woman dead at the scene and another 22 wounded, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters. A driver crashed his vehicle into pedestrians on the sidewalk in New York City's Times Square just before noon on Thursday. "I saw the head injuries and the blood and the victims not moving; I realised... Read More »

United Kingdom opposition to unveil election manifesto

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Guided by the strapline " For The Many: Not The Few ", Corbyn's manifesto seeks to impose £50 billion in annual tax rises for top United Kingdom earners (+ £80,000 per year), combined with a return to nationalising United Kingdom civic services such as the Royal Mail, National Grid and transport sectors. Read More »

'Coast to Coast' bank robber arrested in New York

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The teller refused and he ran out empty-handed. He was charged with seven counts of robbery. The FBI told the Associated Press that Waulters was also wanted for a robbery he committed at a bank in Los Angeles, where he showed another teller a note with threats involving a gun and knife. Read More »

Le nouveau gouvernement français dévoilé : la liste complète

En récoltant 750 000 signatures de soutien pour son "Pacte écologique", Nicolas Hulot devient une personnalité incontournable de la présidentielle 2007. Quinze plus tard, le ministre de la transition écologique et solidaire a finalement accepté la proposition de Jacques Chirac. "C'est tard", avait tranché Daniel Cohn-Bendit sur Europe 1avant la publication de ce tweet, se demandant: "Qu'est-ce qu'un ministre peut faire en un an?". Read More »

Former Congresswoman Guilty on 18 Fraud Charges

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Assistant U.S. Attorney General Leslie Caldwell said, "Congresswoman Brown and her chief of staff are alleged to have used the congresswoman's official position to solicit over $800,000 in donations to a supposed charitable organization, only to use that organization as a personal slush fund". Read More »

Led Coalition Strikes Hit Syrian Army

As the Wall Street Journal's Yaroslav Trofimov notes , Thursday's strike is significant not because the USA has once again struck Assad's forces, but because it did so in defense of Syrian rebels. The US may not have played a direct role in the multilateral imposition of "de-escalation" or "de-confliction zones" in Syria , but we served notice today that the other parties had better play by their own rules . Read More »

Special counsel to lead Trump-Russia investigation

The senators have also asked Comey to testify about his interactions with former President Barack Obama's administration about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails. Despite initially opposing appointment of an independent counsel, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that the development "helps assure people and the Justice Department that they're going to go do their jobs independently and thoroughly, which is what we've called for all along". Read More »

Trump will not announce promised embassy move during Israel trip

However, the implementation of this legislation has been waived every six months by past US presidents according to a provision in the Act that allows them to do so. Tillerson said Trump has taken a "deliberative approach to understanding the issue itself, listening to input from all interested parties in the region, and understanding, in the context of the peace initiative, what impact would such a move have". Read More »

Tulsa Officer Found Not Guilty in Death of Terence Crutcher

Here's everything you need to know. In a statement following the verdict, Terence Crutcher's father, Joseph Crutcher, said , "I have four grandchildren that are at home that has lost their daddy". Trained to deal with people who are supposedly intoxicated or inebriated. The trial focused on whether deadly force was warranted. McMurray elicited groans from the gallery last week when she asked an investigator if a screwdriver found on the center console of Crutcher's auto could be ... Read More »

Yates warned White House that Flynn could be blackmailed

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NBC News broke the story early Monday that former President Obama warned Trump about Flynn when the Trump visited the White House just days after winning the election. Spicer continued, "I think if you flip this scenario and say, what if we had just dismissed someone because a political opponent of the president had made an utterance, you would argue that it was pretty irrational to act in that manner". Read More »

Donated Rs 2 Crore To AAP, Says Trader, Rubbishes Kapil Mishra's Charges

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Sacked Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kapil Mishra on Wednesday asserted that he will visit the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) today to file a complaint against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. "I did not want to get involved in the controversy that is why I did not come out then", he said. He said he would make 2 revelations: First point is that Kejriwal video that he tweeted on net was fake, the points in it were false and Manish Sisodia and others had deliberately promoted that ... Read More »

Trump asked Comey when he would dispel investigation rumors

The political world stopped to watch. President Trump denied urging former FBI Director James B. Comey to close or back down from the bureau's investigation into Trump's former national security advisor, Michael Flynn. The Justice Department announced Mueller's selection late Wednesday a day after the disclosure that former FBI Director James Comey wrote in a memo that Trump pressured him to shut down an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn . Read More »

Brazil president denies OK'ing bribe

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Temer immediately denied the report . Brazil's Vice President Michel Temer speaks during a news conference in Brasilia, Brazil April 11, 2016. The Sao Paulo stock market reacted in panic to the specter of Brazil losing its second president in just over 12 months. Read More »

A Massive Ransomware Could Hit Computers This Week

It said the ransomware called "WannaCry" or "WannaCrypt" encrypts the computer's hard disk drive and then spreads laterally between computers on the same local area network (LAN). Media outlets also reported that the attack locked up computers in the country's labor courts and the public prosecutor's office. Universities in Greece and Italy also were hit. Read More »

South Korea President Discusses North Korea With China's Xi Jinping

He asked them to help in curbing North Korea's nuclear programme and both promised to. In response, Moon said he would like to exercise wisdom to resolve various issues so the two East Asian neighbors can develop a good relationship. Moon's advocacy of engagement with North Korea contrasts with the approach of the United States, South Korea's main ally, which is seeking to step up pressure on Pyongyang through further isolation and sanctions. Read More »