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Sessions to face sharp questions on Russian Federation contacts

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Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich spoke critically of special counsel Robert Mueller and his team, calling special counsels "very risky". In a February meeting, Comey said, Trump told Sessions and other administration officials to leave the room before asking him to drop a probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation. Lire la suite »

Judge sets $200K bond for release of neo-Nazi

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Officers arrested Russell after finding explosives in the garage at the same time they were investigating Russell's roommate, Devon Arthurs , who is himself a former neo-Nazi who allegedly murdered his two other roommates after they mocked his conversion to Islam . Lire la suite »

Melania and Barron Trump Finally Move Into the White House

With the school year in the U.S. coming to an end, Melania and Barron finally made the planned move to Washington, DC. There have been several reports over the last few months about how Melania had been prepping for her move to the White House , despite the dates not being confirmed. Lire la suite »

Attorney General Sessions testimony - as it happens

Sessions appears before the Senate Intelligence Committee at 2:30 pm (1830 GMT) for what will be a closely-watched grilling over his Russian Federation contacts and how he was involved in the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey . Lire la suite »

UN agency seeks access to civilians in IS-held Syrian city

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He said all land routes to the region have been blocked by other parties to Syria's civil war that are hostile to the US-backed force, forcing the aid agency to rely on airlifts. After a months-long campaign to cut supply routes into Raqqa, the USA -backed group known as the Syrian Democratic Forces has made swift progress in the past week since entering the city. Lire la suite »

Changement de cap sur le Brexit — Grande-Bretagne

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Ce revers des urnes est intervenu à quelques jours seulement de l'ouverture des négociations sur le Brexit le 19 juin. Après ce dernier résultat, le Parti Conservateur dispose de 318 députés au Parlement de Westminster, à huit sièges de la majorité absolue , tandis que le Parti travailliste en compte 262, d'après les chiffres officiels. Lire la suite »

Secret Service says it has no Trump tapes

The Wall Street Journal cautioned readers not to jump to conclusions when it published the Secret Service's response to the publication's Freedom of Information Act request. Reporters inquired about the supposed tapes during a Monday White House press briefing held by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Comey testified last week that "Lordy, I hope there are tapes" in his open testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Lire la suite »

Korean President of 'brain-washing' by US

South Korea deployed more than 300,000 troops to Vietnam from 1964 to 1973, second only to the US military force. This comes as South Korean President Moon Jae-in has ordered his military to ratchet up national security preparations. However, not all sporting overtures have been successful. South Korea and Japan co-hosted the 2002 World Cup but a four-way split is unheard of, let alone between two countries - the Koreas - who are technically still at war. Lire la suite »

42 workers combine to claim $1M Powerball prize

Times . It was a switch that essentially traded lower odds for increased payouts, such as Saturday night's $448 million victor. The exact location of the victor isn't immediately known, but the lucky soul who picked 20-26-32-38-58, and Powerball 3, was based in the Golden State. Lire la suite »

Theresa May is right to stay. For now

Chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier tweeted that "negotiations should start when U.K.is ready". The party had previously confirmed they were prepared to form a coalition government, as the Independent reports . The Scottish National Party of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, which has dominated politics north of the border for a decade and called for a new independence vote after Brexit, lost 21 of the 56 seats it won in 2015. Lire la suite »

Jeff Sessions testimony to congress

You can watch the session online on the Senate Intelligence committee's website . In his opening remarks, Sessions said he knew of no conversations between Trump campaign individuals and Russian officials about interfering in the USA election. Lire la suite »

Why Jeff Sessions says he can't talk

Comey said the president then leaned on him to halt an investigation into one of his top aides, former national security advisor Michael Flynn. The FBI is part of the Justice Department that Sessions heads. Senate Democrats have raised questions about whether the men met at an April 2016 foreign policy event at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington . During his testimony, the Attorney General was asked if he had been given some of the details about the "active measures" used by Russian ... Lire la suite »

Queen and Adam Lambert are coming back to NZ

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Queen and Adam Lambert are coming back to rock New Zealand and they're promising a mix of the classic stadium anthems as well as a few surprises. The band's original line-up: John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor. Royal return! Rock icons Queen and guest frontman Adam Lambert will return Down Under early next year for an extended tour. "We will probably be pulling some other songs out of the Queen catalogue which we haven't done before, which I am very excited ... Lire la suite »

Michael Cleghorn Sought by Police for Homicide

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Calls to Thunder Bay police about that homicide were not immediately returned. He died later in hospital from what an autopsy determined was "trauma received in an altercation". Investigators are urging anyone who sees Cleghorn or knows his whereabouts to come forward. If observed, "do not approach, as Cleghorn, should be considered armed and unsafe", police say in a release. Lire la suite »

Former FBI director Comey says White House spread 'lies, plain and simple'

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Comey said he leaked information partly in response to a Trump tweet in which the president appeared to threaten him and suggested there might be tapes of their conversations. On Friday, President Trump , in a series of tweets, accused former #Fbi Director James #Comey of lying under oath to Congress . Comey's testimony added fuel to critics' accusations that Trump's actions around the Russian Federation probe might have amounted to obstruction of justice. Lire la suite »

California governor named adviser for UN climate conference

The appointment by Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama came less than two weeks after President Trump announced that the US would withdraw from the 195-nation Paris climate accord. All three states are part of a state compact to uphold the emissions reductions targets in the Paris climate agreement, which Trump plans to withdraw from. Lire la suite »

Korea most urgent threat to peace, security: Pentagon chief

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The official also said that the USA estimates there are still several hundred ISIS fighters in eastern Afghanistan. "And we will correct this as soon as possible", Mattis said during his testimony. It is a very complex situation where common ground has to be found. In addition, the Trump administration and the Pentagon have asked for $64.6 billion for the so-called "war budget", or overseas contingency operation, also known as OCO. Lire la suite »

Modi for joint efforts against terror

In his speech that immediately followed Modi's, Sharif said, "We fully endorse the SCO's resolve to fight the twin evils of terrorism and extremism". New Delhi opposes OBOR as one of its component, China Pakistan Economic Corridor, infringes on the sovereignty of India since it passes through areas New Delhi accuses Islamabad of illegally occupying in Kashmir. Lire la suite »

Theresa May fighting to hang on after gamble fails

Many believe that Sanders and Corbyn are cut from the same cloth ― including Sanders himself. Former SNP leader Alex Salmond, who also lost in the northeast of the country, put his party's losses nationwide down to a late surge in Labour popularity because of Corbyn's campaign. Lire la suite »

Officer Who Killed Black Motorist Philando Castile to Take the Stand

Yanez testified Friday that he saw Castile's gun and Castile ignored his commands not to pull it out of his pocket. Yanez's fate rests in the hands of a jury who will deliberate at the close of the trial. He said that was an "extraordinary", important detail, though prosecutor Jeff Paulsen suggested it might have just meant that Castile was reaching to unbuckle his seat belt. Lire la suite »