• Sessions says he will appear before Senate Intelligence Committee
Sessions says he will appear before Senate Intelligence Committee

He had told lawmakers at his January confirmation hearing that he had not met with Russians during the campaign. Sessions had planned to appear before the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees, but the deputy attorney general will take his place, the letter said .

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  • Islamic State claims responsibility for Melbourne seige
Islamic State claims responsibility for Melbourne seige

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack online, but Mr Ashton downplayed their statement. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack early Tuesday morning, Melbourne time (Monday afternoon Eastern time), calling the assailant a "soldier" of the terrorist group.

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  • Trump denies 'loyalty' pledge, says Comey testimony proved no collusion
Trump denies 'loyalty' pledge, says Comey testimony proved no collusion

Trump appeared with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, who he met with on Friday after his appearance at the U.S. Department of Transportation . During his testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mr Comey said that he believed the President had directed him to drop an FBI investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael F...

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  • Islamic State group releases footage of Iran Parliament attack
Islamic State group releases footage of Iran Parliament attack

President Hassan Rouhani, a pragmatist more open to contacts with the West, attended the funeral alongside other clerics and officials. The contest between Iran and Saudi Arabia, the region's main Sunni power, has helped fuel wars in Syria and Yemen.

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  • Theresa May's advisers quit after election disaster
Theresa May's advisers quit after election disaster

Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill , the Downing Street aides who were infamous for running nearly every aspect of the prime minister's political operation, announced their resignations on Saturday afternoon. "I was fairly straightforward with her and I told her that there were a number of things that count to me more than the party", Davidson told the...

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  • What leaving the Paris climate deal means for business
What leaving the Paris climate deal means for business

Ige signed SB 559 (Act 032), which expands strategies and mechanisms to reduce greenhouse gas emissions statewide in alignment with the principles and goals adopted in the Paris agreement . While Perry's meeting with Zhang could be interpreted as a diplomatic snub to the United States official, analysts said it may also mean that China has not...

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  • Russia says US-led coalition colludes with IS in Syria
Russia says US-led coalition colludes with IS in Syria

At a press conference on the same day, Mr. Guterres highlighted the important role of Kazakhstan at the regional and worldwide level. Talking to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Astan, he said that terrorism remains a common threat to both Pakistan and Afghanistan .

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  • Police name third London Bridge jihadi as Youssef Zaghba
Police name third London Bridge jihadi as Youssef Zaghba

Yet, the third ID'd terrorist, Khuram Shazad Butt , gave police plenty of red flags. Police said while they believed they knew who the third terrorist was they were still working with worldwide partners to formally identify him. As details about the Pakistan-born jihadist emerged, questions were asked of why security services did nothing to st...

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  • Theresa May's premiership in peril as loose alliance agreed with DUP
Theresa May's premiership in peril as loose alliance agreed with DUP

The Conservatives finished the election with 318 seats, eight short of the 326 needed for a majority, and the party is now dependent on the 10 DUP MPs to ensure legislation can be passed through a hostile House of Commons. They formed part of May's small inner circle and were blamed by many Conservatives for the party's lackluster campaign and unpo...

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  • Theresa May to Remain PM Despite Calls to Go
Theresa May to Remain PM Despite Calls to Go

Sterling plunged against the dollar and the euro as the election result created even more uncertainty over the whole Brexit process. "Having secured the largest number of votes and greatest number of seats in the general election, it is clear the Conservatives and Unionist party has the legitimacy to provide that".

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  • Former Detroit FBI Official Reacts to Comey Testimony
Former Detroit FBI Official Reacts to Comey Testimony

Trump said there was "no collusion, no obstruction" and that " Comey's a leaker". "For the first time , under oath and penalty of perjury, the former FBI director testified that the president repeatedly pressed him for a pledge of loyalty, and asked him to drop the investigation into illegal activity of a White House staffer at the center ...

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  • Congressmen seeking any tape recordings of Comey with Trump
Congressmen seeking any tape recordings of Comey with Trump

Comey testified Thursday on Capitol Hill that he believed Trump was trying to get him to drop an investigation of Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and that White House officials spread "lies, plain and simple" to cover up the reason behind Comey's dismissal.

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  • Trump won't say if conversations with Comey were taped
Trump won't say if conversations with Comey were taped

Meanwhile, lawmakers are asking the White House to turn over any taped conversations between Trump and Comey. "No I didn't say that ", Trump stated abruptly, taking questions after meeting Romanian President Klaus Iohannis. For now, though, the cloud remains. Trump said, "Yesterday showed no collusion, no obstruction.That was an excuse by ...

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  • Russian Federation calls for dialogue in Qatar crisis
Russian Federation calls for dialogue in Qatar crisis

Qatar has denounced the allegations of terror funding as baseless and has received the support of its close ally Turkey, which has approved the deployment of troops to defend the emirate. But at the Pentagon, N avy Captain Jeff Davis said only long-term military planning was affected. The biggest concentration of United States military personnel ...

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  • Sessions to testify before Senate intelligence panel
Sessions to testify before Senate intelligence panel

Trump doesn't like to ever apologize, retreat or concede. Instead, they let him twist in the wind - repeatedly refusing to say whether the President still had confidence in his attorney general. "We also were aware of facts that I can't discuss in an open setting that would make his continued engagement in a Russia-related investigation problematic...

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  • US Senate hearing sheds light on Trump-Comey interactions
US Senate hearing sheds light on Trump-Comey interactions

Trump said on Friday the United States is committed to Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation charter, which requires each member of the alliance to come to the defence of any other. Bush . Kasowitz criticized Comey's testimony Thursday saying he "admitted that he unilaterally and surreptitiously made unauthorized disclosures to ...

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  • Trump Not Planning to Invoke Executive Privilege for Comey Testimony — NY Times
Trump Not Planning to Invoke Executive Privilege for Comey Testimony — NY Times

Mueller's Department of Justice probe will also investigate whether Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 US presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. During a subsequent Oval Office meeting, Trump asked Comey to drop the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Flynn, said a person who was given a copy of a memo ...

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  • Erdogan assures support to Qatar amid diplomatic row
Erdogan assures support to Qatar amid diplomatic row

The country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said the attacks would add to the hatred that Iranians harbor toward the USA and Saudi Arabia . Less than two hours later, however, Trump struck a decidedly different tone, seeming to walk back Tillerson's efforts while reigniting the issue. If having normal relations with Iran does not preclud...

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  • UK PM fights for survival
UK PM fights for survival

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said: "She put her party before her country". But despite losing 12 seats and their overall majority, the Conservatives polled 13.7 million votes yesterday compared to 11.3 million votes two years ago when they secured 330 seats and 10.7 million in 2010 when they ended 13 years of Labour rule by becoming the l...

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  • British voters wake up and ask: Who are the DUP?
British voters wake up and ask: Who are the DUP?

Davidson's Scottish Conservatives went from one seat to 13 in the election, giving the national party one of its few success stories on the night. And given the influence the DUP might have as the potential makeweight to save Theresa May's premiership, they are calling on Northern Ireland's Westminster MPs to support a City Deal for Belfast, th...

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