The press briefing marked the latest extraordinary moment in a drama that has gripped Washington since Mr. Comey's firing on Tuesday night. "We come out here and try to do everything we can to provide you and the American people with what he's doing on their behalf - what he's doing to keep the nation safe - what he's doing to grow jobs", Spicer said.
Mr Comey , who had been leading an inquiry into possible collusion between Trump election campaign officials and Russian Federation, was sacked on Tuesday. Comey again promised his "honesty", but did not pledge loyalty, the Times reported. The Virginia Democrat told MSNBC earlier Friday that Comey would not appear next week.
The main Kurdish force in Syria says it will seek "neighborly relations" with Turkey, which views it as a terrorist organization. The US insists it is not arming elements hostile to its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partner. The post Erdogan urges United States to "immediately" reverse decision on arming Syrian Kurds appeared first on The Independent Uganda:. Turkey says that the PYD and YPG are linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), the Kurdish Marxist-inspired militia which ...
Speaking at the main event of the Vesak day celebrations at the BMICH, Modi highlighted that India's development cooperation with Sri Lanka now amounts to 2.6 billion dollars. The theme of this year's International Vesak Day, being hosted by Sri Lanka for the first time, is Buddhist teachings for social justice and sustainable world peace .
Barts Health NHS Trust in London was "experiencing a major IT disruption and there are delays at all of our hospitals", its website said. Anyone seeking non-urgent medical assistance is advised to call NHS 111 for free advice, or to visit their local pharmacy.
Chowdhury, the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs (Independent Charge) and Minister of State for Mass Education Extension & Library Services, slammed Barkati for refusing to remove the red beacon despite the central government order. Seeking to end the VIP culture, the Union cabinet had decided that red beacons would be removed from all vehicles, including that of the prime minister, from May 1.
In her published campaign platform, Roche said she will forgo Coates' yearly remuneration of 750,000 Australian dollars ($565,000) and will propose a 100,000 Australian dollars ($75,000) salary package for the president which she would waive for the entirety of her term to illustrate her commitment to the funding of athletes.
On Sunday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Turkish state-run news agency Anadolu News Agency that seeing YPG and us flags side by side on border patrols upsets him. Ankara said Washington and Moscow had been properly informed in advance. Military sources also reports of dozens victims on the eve of Turkish attack on Firfik settlement.
It's a very long flight. But now that you guys are minorities, just for this moment, you might understand the position I was in, and it's the same position a lot of minority kids feel in this country. On coping with news-related anxiety: "The news coming out of the White House is so stressful I've been watching House of Cards just to relax". Free speech is the foundation of an open and liberal democracy.
She spoke as she was returning home from Oslo, where she met with USA academics and former U.S. officials including Thomas Pickering, former USA envoy to the United Nations, and Robert Einhorn, the State Department's former special adviser for nonproliferation and arms control, Seoul's Yonhap news agency said.
In a joint news briefing with Abbas on Wednesday evening after their first meeting , Trump said he will "do whatever is necessary to negotiate a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians". But Trump's unpredictability has even at times rattled a close ally like Israel. And Trump does appear to be stalling on his stated intention to move the U.S.
A senior North Korean diplomat who handles the reclusive country's United States affairs said on Saturday Pyongyang would have dialogue with the United States administration if conditions are right, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.
High-level officials from the world's eight Arctic nations will meet in. In a ceremony Thursday morning, the US formally handed over the rotating chairmanship of the council to Finland. needs time to develop its climate policy, even as the region undergoes "unprecedented change". Tillerson, a former ExxonMobile CEO, spoke to the plenary session about US policy on climate change going forward.
Both Sheriff Valdez and Judge Johnson said they have already started to conduct separate but fair, independent and thorough investigations in their own right. "Attorney Cindy Stormer, a former prosecutor who is representing Oliver, asked the public to be patient while the six-year veteran of the department is investigated".
Rosenstein's memo focused on how Comey publicly handled the FBI's investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Few observers bought the White House spin that Trump fired Comey because of the recommendation from Rosenstein. "I had a dinner with him". Comey had lost the support of his agents, she said. Trump detailed his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey , who he fired this week in the interview.
Set three years before Harry is born, the prequel follows James Potter , the boy wizard's dad, and his buddy Sirius Black. According to the New York Daily News , the handwritten notecard with a single prequel story written on the front and back was stolen back in April from its rightful owner, who had won the document in an auction.
The deal signed in the Kazakh capital Astana also stipulates that these "de-escalation" zones will include checkpoints to ensure the safe movement of unarmed civilians and the delivery of humanitarian aid. Neither the Syrian government nor the opposition have signed the agreement. Mattis, who will attend a meeting of the top contributors to the anti-ISIS coalition in Copenhagen , said the "international community is united in the sense of wanting to see ISIS put on its back foot ".
Meanwhile, many of his legislators have expressed resentment for not getting any ministry. Apparently as a damage control move in the ruling party, BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday named Barchana MLA Amar Prasad Satpathy as the Government Chief Whip in the State Assembly.
Rohatgi, is reported to have said at the review, "The right to fair trial and free legal aid up to the highest court are enshrined as fundamental rights in the Constitution of India and thus guaranteed to all individuals". The last UPR participated in by the Philippines was in 2012. As Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka backed India on its human rights record, other countries raised various concerns, which were responded to by India.
Benoit Hamon, the unsuccessful Socialist Party candidate in the presidential contest, said he would set up a new political movement after several of his hallmark proposals during that campaign were abandoned by his own party. Mr Macron's campaign members Christophe Castaner and Benjamin Griveaux said Mr Valls is welcome but would have to go through the regular application process.
He's a grandstander", Trump told NBC News in his first interview since firing Comey. However, contrary to the president's claim, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe testified on Capitol Hill Thursday "that Director Comey enjoyed broad support within the FBI and still does".
The United States under his leadership, however, would "do whatever is necessary " and act as a "mediator, arbitrator and facilitator" to help the two sides in their negotiations. Also hanging in the air but unstated is the reality that Abbas might not be around for long enough to conclude a peace deal. Israel also opposes Palestinian demands on refugees and stakes its claim on an undivided Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state.
Corrine Brown, a former U.S. Representative that represented the Duval County district of Florida, was found guilty of 18 of 22 counts of fraud, corruption, and conspiracy early Thursday afternoon, according to reports. Brown claimed that she was unaware of what would happen with the charity's money, placing on the blame on Simmons. Prosecutors do note that One Door for Education gave out one $1,200 scholarship to an unidentified person in Florida.
Mr. Moon believes he can set a dual course - on the one hand, putting pressure on President Kim Jong-un of North Korea; on the other, leaving room for engagement and negotiation. But Han Song Ryol, the vice foreign minister of the country, still called a meeting of foreign diplomats in Pyongyang on Thursday to discuss the North's claim that the Central Intelligence Agency and South Korea teamed up to convince a North Korean man to join the assassination plot, which they said was set for April.
A suburban Pittsburgh woman said she was inspired to fatally stab her father by a scene from the action movie " The Mummy Returns ", she reportedly told investigators. "We are deeply saddened by the death of Dr. Nicassio who was a dedicated and skilled physician and who devoted his life to compassionate care of his patients", the statement said.
In January, former rebels integrated into army ranks staged a mutiny that paralysed activity in several towns. The soldiers were revolting over delayed bonus payments, promised by the government after a nationwide mutiny in January but which it has struggled to pay following a collapse in the price of cocoa, Ivory Coast's main export.
Also in early March, anonymous sources told Foreign Policy that White House IT officials that they'd met with a private security firm to find a way to "give administration officials control over how staffers use computers and cellphones to transmit sensitive information".
Meanwhile, Nigeria's president said he will meet on Sunday with 82 Chibok schoolgirls freed this week. Twenty-one girls were released in October a year ago after negotiations between Boko Haram and the Nigerian government brokered by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Swiss government.
Kim was born in South Korea, but is believed to have US citizenship. The detainee was identified as Kim Hak-song, who was a USA professor working at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology . "Or will he do both?" "These biochemical substances were to be provided with the assistance of the CIA. while the South Korean Intelligence Service was going to provide necessary support and funding for this attempt at assassination on our supreme leader".
Choe Son Hui, director-general of the North America bureau chief of North Korea's Foreign Ministry, spoke to reporters Saturday at the Beijing Capital International Airport in China. "Track-two meetings are routinely held on a variety of topics around the world and occur independent of US government involvement", a State Department official said, Yonhap reported.
Gaspard Gantzer, communications adviser to outgoing President Francois Hollande, declined a nomination on Friday after constituents of the region he was due to represent criticised the move, Ferrand said late on Friday. Among those who won't be on the party slate is former Prime Minister Manuel Valls, who resigned in December to make a failed bid to become the presidential candidate of his Socialist Party.
He has also made it amply clear he does not support the deployment of U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), on his country's borders for which Trump has demanded South Korea pay $1 billion. During the campaign, Moon promised to address the systemic problems that led to Park's impeachment, while also signalling he will do more to ease regional tensions with its isolated neighbor to the North, North Korea .
First reports said he had wounds in the neck and head, and was conscious and in stable condition when evacuated to the hospital. A video from the scene shows the slain person's body on the ground, and a wounded Israeli police officer, with his gun drawn, standing nearby.
Hizbul Mujahideen spokesman Saleem Hashmi said the outfit had nothing to do with Musa's statements. On Friday, a video had gone viral on social media which had a slide show of messages and quotes by worldwide terrorists and philosophers with an audio message by Zakir Musa.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping ad leaders from different countries in Beijing, before the One Belt One Road (OBOR) worldwide summit which will be held between May 14-15. India is the third biggest economy after China and Japan, which sits near one of the world's busiest shipping lanes in the Indian Ocean. China's economy is almost five times the size of India's.