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Brazil's electoral court keeps Temer in office

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But with the panel drawn at 3-3, the TSE's president Gilmar Mendes cast the deciding vote, urging cool heads at a time of national turmoil. The 4-3 decision gives Temer some breathing room, but he still faces a corruption investigation and street protests that threaten to force him from office before the next presidential elections in October 2018. Lire la suite »

United States attorney general Jeff Sessions to give evidence in Russian Federation 'meddling' probe

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Fellow Republicans pressed President Donald Trump on Sunday to come clean about whether he has tapes of private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey and provide them to Congress if he does - or possibly face a subpoena, as a Senate investigation into collusion with Russian Federation or obstruction of justice extended to a Trump Cabinet member. Lire la suite »

American Freed By North Korea Is In A Coma

Apparently, Warmbier fell ill with botulism and lapsed into a coma after taking a sleeping pill at some point after his trial in March 2016 . University President Teresa Sullivan said in a statement that the school is relieved to hear Warmbier was released, but is concerned about his condition. Lire la suite »

Sessions: Suggestion of Collusion is a 'Detestable Lie'

But he said essentially that he was flustered by a question from Sen. Sessions won't describe his conversations with President Donald Trump about the firing of FBI Director James Comey . As for Comey's firing, Sessions told senators that his recommendation had nothing to do with the Russian Federation probe, that he and his second-in-command, Rosenstein, had a "clear view. Lire la suite »

North Korea releases United States student held for 17 months

As Rodman headed to Pyongyang, South Korea's liberal president Moon Jae-In offered to co-host the 2030 World Cup soccer tournament with North Korea , saying it would "contribute to peace between South and North Korea". There, Yun learned about Warmbier's "condition", the White House official said. But it noted that the State Department is continuing "to have discussions" with North Korea about the release of other American citizens who are jailed there. Lire la suite »

Theresa May Just Cracked a Pretty Good Joke About Her Election Disaster

An agreement between the Tories and DUP is thought to be close, with Mrs May saying the talks had been "productive" and emphasising the need for "stability" in government . The Evening Standard , edited by ex-Treasury chief George Osborne, reported that Cabinet ministers have initiated talks with Labour lawmakers to come up with a "softer", less hard-line divorce from the EU. Lire la suite »

I didn't ask for Comey's loyalty and would say so under oath

This is pernicious - and unsafe. "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication", Trump wrote . Asked if he'd testify under oath, Trump answered, "One hundred per cent". Trump told no one. All of this was surely in Comey's mind when Trump allegedly expressed his hope. There he asked Comey whether he wanted to stay on as Federal Bureau of Investigation director - though Comey had already told him that he did. Lire la suite »

Jeff Sessions: Russia collusion claim 'detestable lie'

Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of OR aggressively asked Sessions about suggestions arising from Comey's testimony last week that there was something "problematic" about his recusal. "This is a secret innuendo being leaked out there about me, and I don't appreciate it". Flynn was sacked two weeks into the job amid concerns he lied over his Russian contacts, becoming the first high-profile victim of the scandal that has overshadowed Trump's young presidency. Lire la suite »

Don't waste time, EU Brexit chief tells Britain

He said: "If we work seriously, I see neither the usefulness nor the interest of pushing back this date. Why?" In a reflection of her newfound humility, May managed a joke at her own expense as Britain's House of Commons got underway in the first sitting after Thursday's general election. Lire la suite »

Robert Mueller's Future in Jeopardy?

Criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller used to be off limits. 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". Lire la suite »

Spain and India PMs meet to boost economic, security ties

The number of Spanish firms that operate in India has risen to over 230 now from just 70 in 2008. There are more than 40 Indian companies in Spain, in the fields of technology, pharmaceuticals, automotive and energy . On his part, Rajoy said bilateral ties would deepen following Modi's visit to Spain. Modi will also call on King Felipe VI of Spain. Both Modi and Rajoy also had a round-table interaction with top business leaders from leading Spanish companies in an attempt to attract ... Lire la suite »

President says Sessions did 'very good job,' comments on Mueller rumors

The third alleged meeting with Kislyak, during a campaign event at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington , was one of many important particulars that Sessions claimed he could not remember. Harris' time was about to expire. Angus King, I-Maine, that he has not read the consensus report from USA intelligence agencies on Russian meddling and has not sought any briefings. Lire la suite »

Defeated Trump hints at Supreme Court travel ban appeal

Instead, they ruled that the travel ban lacked a sufficient national security or other justification that would make it legal, and that violated immigration law. However, there's also the possibility that the Supreme Court could expedite the whole process - granting the certiorari petition this week, hearing arguments in a week or two and deciding the case before the end of the term, although experts say this is an unlikely scenario. Lire la suite »

Qatar Airways calls on UN body to declare Qatar measures illegal

The two countries maintain diplomatic relations - a source of contention for Saudi Arabia, which views Iran as its regional foe and has worked to line up allied Sunni Arab states against it. Qatar could retaliate by shutting down the undersea Dolphin Energy pipeline, which sends about 56 million cubic meters of natural gas a day into the UAE, about a third of its daily need. Lire la suite »

PM Sharif meets President Putin on sidelines of SCO summit

PM Modi also asserted the need for smooth connectivity in the region and suggested an enhancement to better support the trades and investments. In his address at the summit of Heads of State Council of the SCO, he said Pakistan pursued a policy of peaceful neighbourhood and stressed upon promotion of peace and harmony for the future generations which should not be made toxic with an air of animosity. Lire la suite »

Dem Senator: Sessions Is 'Obstructing' Probe Into Russian Election Meddling

Sessions confirmed Comey's account, but he placed less emphasis on the Trump-Comey meeting. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., says she is puzzled about why Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrote a recommendation about firing former FBI Director James Comey , despite President Trump's conflicting explanation of his decision to terminate Comey. Lire la suite »

Jeff Sessions mum on Comey, denies Russia link

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Later Sen. Ron Wyden (D-WA) grilled Sessions on this recusal, using Comey's testimony to imply there was some damning unreleased information that informed Sessions's decision to recuse, leading to a heated exchange in which Wyden accused Sessions of " stonewalling " by refusing to discuss the limited information on the Russian Federation probe he did receive before that decision. Lire la suite »

North Korea releases detained US student 'in coma'

Sentence: 12 years of hard labor each, with no chance for appeal. It's not clear if Warmbier's release during Rodman's visit was purely coincidental. Warmbier said. He had been staying at the Yanggakdo International Hotel, which is located on an island in a river that runs through Pyongyang. Rodman said he would talk more about his visit to the hermit kingdom when he leaves the country later this week. Lire la suite »

Panama bolstered by draw in Costa Rica, Honduras next

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Team Form: In the last five games played, Panama has managed just a single win, lost one and drawn three. they are coming off a 0-0 draw against Costa Rica . But T&T clawed one back through Kevin Molino in the 35th minute, as the Minnesota United player fired home a Joevin Jones pass from just outside Costa Rica's penalty area. Lire la suite »