Ms Yates testified that she met with White House Counsel Donald McGahn on 26 January to tell him that she had information that public statements by Vice President Mike Pence about the brief nature of conversations between Mr Flynn and Mr Kislyak were false - and that the conversations in December were extensive and included discussions about United States sanctions on Russian Federation.
The cooperation between spies and the North Korean man, identified only by his surname, Kim, allegedly began in 2014 when agents approached him while he was working in Russian Federation. Pyongyang's Ministry of State Security alleged the North has been infiltrated by would-be terrorists sponsored by the two foreign agencies. KCNA , which often carries shrill, bellicose threats against the United States, gave lengthy details about the alleged plot but said it could never be accomplished.
He will not be accepting any new invitations, but may still choose to attend certain public events "from time to time", the Palace said. While the young royals have previously faced criticism from some circles for the frequency (or perceived infrequency) with which they attend official events for the Queen, all three have stepped up their engagements in recent months: previous year, the Duke of Cambridge was shown to spend 80 days on royal engagements, the same as his grandmother, while ...
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami al-Hamdallah (2nd from left) during a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on May 8, 2017. Israel lashed out Recep Tayyip Erdogan, describing him as a "serial human rights violator", after the Turkish president on Monday accused the Israeli government of apartheid practices and violating Muslims' religious freedom.
Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi of the Russian General Staff, speaks to the media in the Defense Ministry in Moscow, Russia , Friday, May 5, 2017. This photo provided by Azaz Media Office, a Syrian anti-government activist group, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian citizens and civil defense workers gathering next of burning vehicle at the explosion scene, in Azaz town, north Syria , Wednesday, May 3, 2017.
Supporters of both candidates took to the streets, airwaves and social media to weigh on an election closely watched by financial markets and France's neighbours as a test of the global populist wave. He also stated that he had not been contacted by Le Pen or by her speech writers recently. Referring to France's stagnant economy and it jobless rate of about 10 per cent, the elder Le Pen said of Macron: "He wants to dynamize the economy, but he is among those who dynamited it".
Nicole Kushner Meyer (3L), the sister of US White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, poses at a promotional event in Shanghai on May 7, 2017. While both deny that they are personally benefitting from their ties to the president, The New York Times reports that Kushner's sister told Chinese investors at a hotel conference in Beijing on Saturday that investing thousands of dollars in Kushner Companies can gain Chinese investors a USA visa.
Al-Shabab claimed responsibility in a statement on its website. The auto exploded next to an Italian cafe on a key thoroughfare in the centre of the city which leads to the presidential palace, in the latest such attack in the violence-scarred country.
Since the US and North Korea do not hqve diplomatic relations, when an American citizen is reported to be detained, the USA works with the Swedish embassy in Pyongyang. Michael Madden, a visiting scholar at the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University, says the timing of the US detention was "no accident". Warmbier was arrested over the alleged theft of a propaganda poster and charged with "hostile acts against the DPRK".
The Anti-Corruption Branch on Monday said it will record sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra's detailed statement after he alleged that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had influenced the probe into a Rs 400 crore tanker scam. "It has been proved that those supporting Kejriwal in his corruption will be applauded, but those who will raise their voice against him will be shown the exit door", she said.
State media reports quoted the country's security ministry as saying it would "ferret out and mercilessly destroy" the agents in the USA and South Korean spy agencies it accuses of plotting the attack. The allegation did not explicitly say the method by which the individual would expose the North Korean leader to the poison, but claimed that "lethal results would appear after six or twelve months" and asserted that "only the CIA" could produce the substance that would be used.
The AAP on Monday blamed the BJP and the central government for the charges hurled by sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal , saying this was part of a larger conspiracy to "finish off" the party and to "silence" the opposition.
The bill was approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation, but it still needs to pass three rounds of votes in the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, to become law. The legislation is created to be enshrined in Israel's Basic Law, regarded as the closest approximation in Israel to a constitution. Palestinians say accepting Netanyahu's call could deny Palestinian refugees of past wars any right of return.
But the biggest losers have been the far-right UK Independence Party (UKIP), which is set to be completely annihilated after losing every local seat it had under its control. "The SNP has won the council elections", Sturgeon said on Friday. But he gave few details of what a Labour alternative might look like, saying only that Labour wanted a "serious and sensible relationship" with Europe and respected the results of the referendum on European Union membership.
Pak-Afghan border remained on high alert as new batches of the Pakistan army and Frontier Corps were deployed due to the Afghans aggression. A senior Pakistani security source in Islamabad who requested anonymity said: "Officials from the geological survey departments of the two countries will conduct a survey, and they will also make use of Google Maps".
The Home Secretary said she wanted to "continue to bring immigration down" and wanted to "nudge" firms into making more of an effort to recruit British workers. Britain's ruling Conservatives are yet to make clear whether they will stick to their pledge to cut net migration to "tens of thousands" in their election manifesto.
Ian Duncan, the Scottish Conservative MEP and candidate for Perth and North Perthshire, accused Ms Sturgeon of having a "brass neck" with her attack on his party. As party leader Ruth Davidson launches the Scottish Conservative campaign for the general election in Edinburgh today (May 8), Ms Hair said she would be putting opposition to a second referendum at the heart of the local constituency battle in Angus.
The problem is that it was a huge misfire. AUSTIN, TEXAS-Texas pushed to the forefront of national debate over immigration Sunday night when Republican Gov. Robert Morris, pastor at Gateway Church in Southlake called HB 2899 "the bathroom bill" and urged Christian church goers to voice their opposition to their representatives.
Police officers are seen at the Paris' Gare du Nord train station, France in this still image taken from video posted to social media May 8, 2017. ONE of the busiest train stations in Europe was placed on lockdown as heavily armed cops reportedly hunted for "three risky men".
Special Forces and Afghan security forces in the eastern province of Nangarhar on April 27, the Pentagon confirmed on Sunday. Two rangers also died, possibly as a result of friendly fire, says US Central Command. "It is often more important to thin out the middle tier of jihadist organizations, as this tier contains the operatives who actually plan and execute operations", he said.
Obama's concerns, which he relayed to Trump, were not related to the firing of Flynn from the Defense Intelligence Agency but rather in the course of the investigation into Russian interference into the 2016 election, CNN added. Trump's spokespeople cast it as a mere personal grudge, given that Obama had fired Flynn as director of defence intelligence over differences about fighting terrorism.
She added, "Logic would tell you that you don't want the national security advisor to be in a situation where the Russians have leverage over him". She said she was not. Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican and chair of the Senate Judiciary crime and terrorism subcommittee, has been outspoken about Russia's interference in the 2016 election and called for a stronger US response than the sanctions now levied.
This year's Year 9 students will be the first that will have to reach these standards before they can get their HSC in three years' time. As with other schools, Mr Barwick said teachers just want to see students do the best they can on the day.
Wiranto, who goes by one name, announced the action against Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia at a brief news conference and said it was ordered by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo. HTI is part of the global Hizbut Tahrir movement, which advocates a global caliphate that would enforce Shariah law. It is active in dozens of countries despite being banned in some of them and began expanding in Asia several years ago.
Last week, Kimmel opened up about his young son's heart defect and gave his thoughts on the importance of health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. "If your baby is going to die and it doesn't have to, it shouldn't matter how much money you make", he said. "Jimmy talked about his son being rushed over to have surgery".
Over one in ten votes on May 4 were cast for independent candidates - in the Highlands and the Islands in particular, council elections are often still genuinely local rather than partisan battles. "That's why Labour is offering a real Living Wage to those people who are in work but are still in poverty". But even if everyone who voted independent would have voted SNP in a general election (a highly improbable supposition), that clearly can not account for all of the difference between the ...
It was a day of mixed results for the SNP leader. Labour leaders were able to console themselves with victories in three councils, becoming the largest party in Inverclyde and East Lothian, and unexpectedly in Midlothian, as well as tying with the SNP in North Ayrshire .
The target of the attack was ISIS leader Sheikh Abdul Hasib, whose death was confirmed on Sunday, according to ABC News . The head of Islamic State in Afghanistan - believed to be the mastermind behind several high-profile attacks including an assault on a military hospital that claimed at least 50 lives - has been killed , USA and Afghan officials said.
KCNA, the state-run news agency in North Korea, said he was being held on charges of committing "hostile criminal acts" against the country. That raises a familiar question: What on Earth is going on in Pyongyang? Beijing is considering shutting down a bridge across the Yalu (also known as Aprok) river that accommodates more than half of North Korea's trade volume with China, according to sources, who say the move could come as early as this month and is seen as a response to Pyongyang's ...
The March order was Trump's second effort to craft travel restrictions. Trump's Justice Department contends the motivation for the travel ban was to protect the United States from terrorism. The U.S. Supreme Court could take up the issue if the appeals courts issue contradictory decisions. In 2012. Hawkins joined Judge Stephen Reinhardt's majority ruling striking down California's gay marriage ban.
Mr Trump sought to pressure Senate Republicans on the issue on sunday. The House bill, passed 217-213, would end the health care law's fines on people who don't buy policies and erase its taxes on health industry businesses and higher-earning people.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday congratulated France's centrist politician Emmanuel Macron on his presidential election victory, saying their countries share a "responsibility toward peace and development in the world". Analysts at Commerzbank said a slack in US wage growth could begin to stop supporting the dollar. It also is assumed that Macron will take a strongly pro-EU line in the Brexit negotiations, though there again it isn't until late this year or 2018 that the significant ...
The capture and detention of these girls by the Boko Haram terrorists in the last three years had brought extreme pain and suffering not only to their families but to the people of this Country and men and women of goodwill all over the world.
Since becoming Penang MCA chairman, Tan said he had visited the Consul General of China in Penang Wu Jun and China's Ambassador to Malaysia Dr Huang Huikang to discuss the Belt and Road initiative and China's investment in Penang. "Pakistan is a part of it and very much promotes the idea", he said. With barely a week left to the Belt and Road mega-conference in Beijing , a commentary in a Chinese daily has urged India to join the ambitious project connecting Asia with Europe and advised it ...
ASEAN leaders were in Manila last week for the annual summit of the 10-nation bloc, where pressing regional issues were discussed. The Philippines issued a chairman's statement almost five hours after the end of the 30th ASEAN summit to make sure that it reflected the improvement of ASEAN-China relations and their cooperation in reducing tensions in the South China Sea.