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James Comey Has His High Noon Moment

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During more than two hours of testimony, Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee he believed Trump had directed him in February to drop an FBI probe into the Republican president's former national security adviser Michael Flynn as part of the broader Russian Federation investigation. Lire la suite »

Iran has sent five planes of food to Qatar, airline says

Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates , Bahrain and others accused Qatar of supporting extremist groups, an assertion since backed by US President Donald Trump. Many people in Qatar flocked to local supermarkets and grocery stores to stock up on food items after waking up to news of Saudi Arabia closing the country's only land border. Lire la suite »

Three US troops killed after Afghan soldier opened fire

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Nangarhar provincial spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told AFP the Afghan commando had opened fire on USA troops during an operation in the volatile Achin district . The Taliban on their part have pronounced it as part of their ongoing annual offensives, and claimed four USA soldiers had been shot dead. This incident is under investigation. Lire la suite »

Iran flies vegetables to Qatar amid concerns of shortages

In the biggest diplomatic crisis in the region in years, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates , plus Egypt and Yemen, on Monday announced they were cutting all ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting extremism . And in a separate statement issued on Friday, the United Arab Emirates praised Trump's "leadership in challenging Qatar's troubling support for extremism". Lire la suite »

Trump on existence of Comey recordings: 'You're going to be very disappointed'

Whether he obstructed justice remains for the facts to come forward. Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) and Comey both felt this was an attempt to tell Comey what to do, but to avoid giving him a direct order. "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication ... and WOW, Comey is a leaker!" President Trump claimed on Friday that he would have an answer on whether or not recordings existed of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey in the near future, ... Lire la suite »

Privée de sa majorité absolue, May persévère — Grande-Bretagne

Au sein même des Tories, l'ancienne ministre Anna Soubry a estimé que la Première ministre devait envisager une démission, soulignant qu'elle se trouvait " dans une situation très difficile ". Le commissaire européen français Pierre Moscovici a jugé que Mme May avait " perdu son pari ", son homologue allemand, Günther Oettinger , considérant pour sa part que Londres était désormais un partenaire " faible " pour négocier la sortie de l'UE. Lire la suite »

House panel demands Trump release Comey 'tapes'

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The statement had Washington buzzing as it disclosed that Comey began documenting his talks with Trump after their first encounter at Trump Tower on January 6. Congress wants to know if President Trump taped his conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey . But the president accusing the former FBI director of a felony is sure to pique the interest of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, whose investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation is ... Lire la suite »

Northern Ireland party agrees to May's minority government

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Mr Timothy said in a statement that he had failed to carry out an effective election campaign and the result was a "huge disappointment". So as I've said in recent posts, I believe the now likely "softer" Brexit deal to be GBP-positive but with such uncertainty still prevailing over the United Kingdom political landscape we should expect pound gains to be limited. Lire la suite »

May's Key Advisers Resign After Tories Lost Parliamentary Majority

The 10 DUP MPs would provide vital support to Mrs May after her majority was wiped out as the snap election gamble backfired, leaving her with 318 seats . Ironically, the Prime Minister is the one political leader who understands this division, and who has been working to address it since she became Prime Minister last July. Lire la suite »

Theresa May seals deal to prop up govt, but loses key aides

And his spokesman added: "The Foreign Secretary is 100% supporting the Prime Minister and working with her to get the best deal for Britain". He acknowledged that the government would now be unable to get numerous measures promised in its election platform through Parliament. Lire la suite »

Apple unveiled a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro

Cupertino is promising eight ten or eighteen cores in whatever Xeon it puts in the box. Featuring a new next-generation computer core and up to 16GB of on-package high-bandwidth memory (HBM2), iMac Pro with the Vega GPU delivers up to an unbelievable 11 Teraflops of single precision compute power for real-time 3D rendering and immersive, high-frame rate VR. Lire la suite »

Prison attack in eastern Congo kills 11, frees 900 prisoners

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The authorities imposed curfew on the area, prohibiting all civilian movements, following the jail raid in order to repel the attack and find the escaped prisoners. Several dozen suspected ADF members were imprisoned at the Kangwayi jail. Sunday's attack follows others carried out on police or prison facilities within the past month. Lire la suite »

Apple iPhone 8 renders running iOS 11 leaked

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Updated App Store policies permit developer to enable in-app tipping, and Apple takes a 30 percent commission for this privilege. The newest version of the App Store Review Guide includes provisions requiring developers to use the App Store rating API. Lire la suite »

Are Apple's New iPad Pro Sales Off to a Rocky Start?

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Verizon offers the 10.5-inch iPad Pro from Dollars 32.49 a month for 24 months; 0 percent April, on Verizon device payment (USD 779.99 retail) and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts from USD 38.74 a month for 24 months; 0 percent April, on Verizon device payment (USD 929.99 retail). Lire la suite »

Tapwrit hangs on to win Belmont Stakes

Jose Ortiz was riding his first victor of the big race as Tapwrit outlasted Irish War Cry, who finished second two lengths behind. He was looking like Gen. Tapit is the sire of Coup De Grace, who took up stud duties at Klawervlei in 2016, with the stallion being owned by Klawervlei in partnership with Highlands, A Part Of Ridgemont, and Gainesway Farm. Lire la suite »

Comey Says Trump Pressured Him On Russia Probe

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In an often contentious hearing on Capitol Hill, two intelligence chiefs testified Wednesday that they've never felt pressured to take improper actions regarding intelligence matters, including the investigation of Russia's meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election. Lire la suite »

Almost 20 million watched Comey's testimony on TV

Almost 20 million Americans tuned in to watch former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before Congress on TV this week, according to data released Friday. The television ratings do not include the many people who watched the highly anticipated hearing during at bars and restaurants or online through TV network apps or on social media sites. Lire la suite »

Iran sends planes of food to Qatar amid concerns of shortages

Qatar faces isolation by fellow Arab countries after Saudi Arabia , Bahrain , United Arab Emirates ( UAE ) and Egypt severed ties with Doha on Monday , accusing it of supporting Islamist militants and their adversary Iran . The crisis has raised deep concerns of instability in the region and today Kuwait's foreign minister said his country would continue efforts to mediate a solution to the crisis. Lire la suite »

Trump scolds Qatar as Tillerson seeks to ease crisis

In doing so, the President's tone, if not his message, clashed with his most senior national security officials, highlighting the often mixed messages emerging from his administration since the Qatar crisis began on Tuesday. Trump, in contrast, was much more explicit in condemnation. "They have to end that funding and its extremist ideology in terms of funding", he said, lumping Qatar in with other nations which he said must "stop teaching people to kill other people". Lire la suite »

General election 2017: chastened Theresa May to name her team

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After a brief meeting with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, May said Friday the new government will guide Britain's exit talks from the European Union, which are set to begin in just 10 days. The Times of London said in an editorial that "the election appears to have been, among other things, a rejection of the vague but harshly worded prospectus for Brexit for which Mrs". Lire la suite »