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Trump lawyer contradicts president on obstruction investigation

By needlessly firing Comey and tweeting recklessly about it, Trump single-handedly turned his Russian Federation problem - a "cloud" over his administration, he reportedly told Comey - into a much bigger problem. Rep. (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, that Congress would "unite to stop [Trump] if he tried to fire the two men". Removing Trump would require substantial Republican support - first in the House and then in the Senate. Lire la suite »

Deputy AG Rosenstein May Recuse Himself from Russia Investigation

Investigators and the public will have to decide whether they believe Trump, who lies all the time , or Comey, who has a flair for the dramatic but also the bearing of an oversized Boy Scout. The "cloud" that Trump has been complaining about for months got bigger and darker this week. But a department official said no one asked for the statement and Rosenstein acted on his own. Lire la suite »

Gun salute for Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists killed in south Kashmir

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley condemn Anantnag terrorist attack which left six policemen killed. "He was also involved in attack on police party in Anantnag town past year in which two policemen were killed", the police spokesman said. "Later, more militants appeared to join the funeral prayers and gun salute", said an eyewitness. Meanwhile, normal life in Valley was affected by the strike called by separatists and restrictions imposed by authorities to maintain law and order. Lire la suite »

[DIRECT] Législatives/Pyrénées-Orientales: le FN Louis Aliot élu sur la 2e circonscription

Le match sera particulièrement serré dans la deuxième circonscription entre Christine Espert et Louis Aliot mais aucun autre duel n'est gagné d'avance même si LREM possédait une confortable avance à l'issue du premier tour. Dans cette circonscription, plus d'un électeur sur deux (54,36%) ne s'est pas déplacé. Fernand Siré (6 145 voix), député sortant LR, élu en 2012 grâce au désistement du FN, a laissé ses électeurs libres de leur choix. Lire la suite »

Police make fresh arrest over Manchester bombing

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said they were unable to confirm or deny Abedi's contact with the terror group as it was an ongoing investigation. A bomb-disposal team was called out and the auto was removed. Abedi, 22, bought most of the key component parts of the bomb in the days before the attack. Lire la suite »

Trump not under investigation in Russia probe: Lawyer

This is the first time Trump has publicly acknowledged that special counsel for the Russian Inquiry Robert S Mueller has started probing the allegations of obstruction of justice against the US President. There is no chessboard, no master plan, no carefully-curated strategy unfolding before our eyes at which we'll one day look back and marvel at its genius. Lire la suite »

Trump Not Under Investigation for Obstruction, Lawyer Tells NBC

Second, I agree with my colleague Andrew McCarthy's assessment that it is entirely plausible (maybe even probable) that Trump fired James Comey not to stop or obstruct any investigation, but rather because Comey wouldn't say in public what he'd admittedly said behind closed doors - that Trump wasn't being personally investigated for colluding with Russian Federation. Lire la suite »

Meet Rachel Brand, who may soon oversee the Trump-Russia investigation

Trump constantly blasts "fake news", while Rosenstein issued a warning about anonymous sourcing. In an attempt to inoculate the Trump administration from criticism over Comey , many top officials have heralded Rosenstein. If Rosenstein were to recuse himself, the responsibility of overseeing the special counsel would fall to the department's third-highest-ranking official, Rachel Lee Brand, who was confirmed a month ago to be associate attorney general. Lire la suite »

Several people hurt following shooting in Myrtle Beach

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Police say an armed security guard was shot in the leg, but he returned fire and managed to hit the gunman. A patrol vehicle was struck by bullets, but no officers were shot or injured. "I thought they were dancing. That's why I started filming it", Hinson told reporters, according to The News & Observer . The suspect's identity is being withheld, for now, until arrest warrants can be served, WMBF has reported . Lire la suite »

Google tightens measures to remove extremist content on YouTube

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The company will also employ more engineering resources and increase its use of technology to help identify extremist videos, in addition to training new content classifiers to quickly identify and remove such content. "We are committed to playing our part". Labour's Yvette Cooper, chair of the Commons home affairs select committee, welcomed the pledges. She said: 'The committee recommended that they should be more proactive in searching for - and taking down - extremist content. Lire la suite »

French President Emmanuel Macron's party set for majority in parliamentary elections

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The Interior Ministry said Sunday night that with 513 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly definitively decided, Macron's Republic on the Move! party and its centrist allies had definitively won 303. Far-right leader Marine Le Pen, who rivaled him for the presidency, won a seat representing her northern bastion around Henin-Beaumont with more than 58 percent of the vote. Lire la suite »

Who Won The French Election? Macron's Party Has A Great Day

She said her National Front party had won at least six seats - with not all votes counted - an increase from the two seats it held in the outgoing legislature. Overall, the first-round vote saw record low voter interest, with less than half of France's 47.5 million voters taking part overall. The French right, which only a year ago had believed the presidential and parliamentary elections impossible to lose, was on track for its worst parliamentary score in France's postwar Fifth Republic. Lire la suite »

Sen. Marco Rubio motivates Trump to break US-Cuba relations

The new Trump policy will also prohibit most commercial transactions that allow money to flow to the Cuban military. Among the conditions that would have to be met in order to further Trump administration negotiations are the holding of free and fair elections, as well as the freeing of political prisoners in Cuba , the administration officials said. Lire la suite »

Greenland tsunami, floods leave 4 people missing after quake

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The remaining 23 people may be on vacation, or have gone fishing or hunting, police chief Bjørn Tegner Bay said, adding he couldn't confirm whether there have been any fatalities. Boats and helicopters have been deployed to help in search and rescue efforts. The surge of water is also reported to have swept away 11 homes in the village of Nuugaatsiaq. Lire la suite »

Iraqi forces capture crossing on Syria border from IS - military statement

Sunni tribal fighters and the Iraqi army retook control of a major border crossing that had been held by self-styled " Islamic State " militants following an offensive in western Iraq, the military said in a statement on Saturday. Tribal forces and border police, supported by Iraqi and USA -led coalition aircraft, took part in the operation to take the al-Waleed crossing, the Iraqi Joint Operations Command said in a statement Saturday. Lire la suite »

New OnePlus 5 camera samples are out by company CEO

We all know the confirmed release date of the upcoming smartphone from OnePlus . The handset appears to have been too inspired by the iPhone 7 Plus, which sports the same design. Earlier this month, OnePlus unveiled a teaser showing off the rear dual cameras and those lovely designs. OnePlus 3 came with 3,000mAh battery and its advanced version 3T series housed 3,400mAh cell. Lire la suite »

Rugy propose sa candidature à la présidence de l'Assemblée nationale — Législatives

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En revanche, Laure de la Raudière n'est pas assurée de faire un troisième mandat parlementaire. "Je proposerai ma candidature", a-t-il annoncé au Figaro dès dimanche soir. Ainsi a-t-il proposé, par exemple, de "baisser le nombre de députés" au Palais Bourbon. "Je suis un député sortant, j'ai été coprésident de groupe (EELV, ndlr), j'ai été vice-président de l'Assemblée nationale". Lire la suite »

European Union broadens sanctions against North Korea

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The launch was confirmed Friday by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), which boasted about North Korean leader Kim Jong-un supervising the test. South Korean President Moon Jae-in warned Thursday that North Korea was in danger of missing out on development opportunities - hours after it launched a flurry of missiles. Lire la suite »

Margaret Court reaffirms opposition to gay marriage

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Australia's Samantha Stosur branded Court as "crazy". At the French Open earlier this week, Andy Murray was among some players who rejected Court's comments about same-sex marriage. While her choice of words was clumsy, which generally holds true with Hitler references, she wasn't actually making a direct comparison to Nazism. " Margaret Court Tennis Academy has always, and will continue to, inspire all young people to live incredible lives". Lire la suite »

Trump mocks FBI for failing to prove 'Russian Collusion'

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There has been growing concern among Trump and his allies that Mueller's past professional relationship with Comey is getting in the way of his investigation into Russia's interference of 2016 presidential election . But because none of those positions have been filled by Senate-confirmed people, the job would fall to the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. Lire la suite »