During an interview with NBC , the president himself admitted to calling Comey and asking him if he was under FBI investigation. "The FBI has been in turmoil". "I have nothing to do- this was set up by the Democrats", Trump said. "We had a very nice dinner". Sanders: "I think it's real simple here...." But White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said there was nothing improper about the conversation between the president and the then-FBI chief.
Obama had cautioned against Flynn, whom he fired in 2014 as head of the defense intelligence agency, due to his poor record in administration and personnel management. Trump repeatedly has said he has no ties to Russia and isn't aware of any involvement by his aides in any Russian interference in the election. "Director Clapper reiterated what everybody, including the fake media already knows- there is "no evidence" of collusion w/ Russian Federation and Trump", Trump said in the first of a ...
He did salvage some pride by seeing off more pressure on his serve to at least hold twice and force Nadal to serve out to take the first set in 40 minutes. With Friday's rain relenting, the roof open and the sun beating down on the Caja Magica there were plenty of stars in attendance and Real Madrid fan Nadal will have been pleased to see Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Figo and Raul watching on.
The centrist Macron, 39, formed his own party only last year, and his election victory over the National Front's Marine Le Pen on Sunday has destroyed the dominance of the center-left and center-right parties, which have governed France for almost 60 years.
The New York Times , citing an unnamed official, earlier reported Trump was considering visiting the FBI's Washington headquarters on Friday but was not expected to discuss the investigation over possible collusion between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation in the 2016 USA election.
Jerry Falwell, Liberty's president, helped Mr Trump win an overwhelming 80% of the white evangelical vote. President Trump said the more that people say something can't be done, "the more you should be absolutely determined to prove them wrong".
It is still unclear how the agreement might affect USA airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria. Representatives of the countries-guarantors of the truce in Syria (Russia, Iran, Turkey) signed on May 4 a memorandum on the creation of four zones of de-escalation in Syria, which include the province of Idlib and seven other regions.
The president also appeared to double down on his suggestion - which he first made in a tweet Friday - that he would consider canceling White House press briefings because of what he characterized as the news media's "hostility" toward members of his communications team.
Most US presidents since the early 1970s have chosen to release their tax returns publicly. With a few exceptions - detailed below your tax returns do not reflect (1) any income of any type from Russian sources.... "But other than that, I have nothing to do with Russia", Trump said. Details about the sale are few and far between, but Mr Trump has said that he never met with Mr Rybolovlev during that time .
Hitting back at US plans to implement duties on Canadian softwood lumber, a key export for British Columbia, Clark said the Liberals would add a carbon levy on thermal coal exports from the province that would make them uneconomic. She loses majority in British Columbia Legislature, will likely lose her job. Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna told reporters in Ottawa Wednesday she looks forward to working with any party that forms the government.
A Renault auto company logo is seen outside an automobile dealership in Nice, France, March 29, 2016. "We are doing what is needed to counter this attack". "Production was affected overnight but luckily there was no full production scheduled for this weekend, only some "stamping" operations", he said. "Efforts to localise the infected server are underway to prevent (the ransomware) from spreading", he said, adding that his ministry was working with other authorities, including the Health ...
Department of Energy officials said . The Hanford site , about 200 miles from Seattle, produced plutonium for US nuclear weapons from World War II through the Cold War. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, in a statement , called the situation serious and said the safety of workers and the community was the top priority. The mishap occurred atop one of two rail tunnels under a plant located in the middle of the Hanford site.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who is set to meet U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington in mid-May for the first time, called on America to "join hands and turn Raqqa into ISIS' grave". Turkey is a member of the US-led worldwide anti-ISIS coalition. They claim to have invaded Syria to fight terrorism, and yet the groups they support on the ground (Ahrar Al Sham and Nour Eddin Al Zanki) share the same jihadist ideology that the United States has been fighting since 9/11.
In the first quarter of this year, Chinese companies have signed almost 1,000 new contracts for overseas projects as part of the Belt and Road initiative, creating $14.4 billion in total revenue, which is a 4.7 percent increase from a year earlier, according to NDRC.
The B and Road initiative should be built into a road for peace, as the pursuit of the initiative requires a peaceful and stable environment, Xi told the forum attended by 29 heads of state and government besides representatives of over 100 countries and global organisations.
Referring to Beijing's plan, Erdogan said, "This is going to be the kind of initiative that puts an end to terrorism". Nawaz Sharif said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is a core project of One Belt One Road that aims to connect the neighbourhoods of East and West Asia.
South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff had few other details, including whether the launch was successful or what kind of projectile was sacked Sunday. Moon called an emergency national security meeting Sunday, but he didn't immediately make any statement on the launch.
Mr Macron has said the defectors can keep their existing party membership and still run on his parliamentary ticket. Macron's pro-European stance as a presidential candidate now needs to be endorsed by French voters in the coming round of parliamentary elections, and then turned into solid European Union policies.
The initial ban on passengers bringing large electronics devices into the cabin hit hardest at Middle Eastern airlines. The US Department of Homeland Security sparked deep concern in Europe on Tuesday when it said was close to a decision on extending to Europeans an existing ban imposed on eight countries .
The resolution , passed by 22 votes to 10 on Tuesday (2 May), branded Israel's annexation of the eastern city as a violation of global law, mirroring a UN Security Council resolution passed in December. Sweden was the only European Union country to vote in favor of the resolution, which passed in a 22-10 vote, with 26 countries either abstaining or not registering a voting decision.
He campaigned on pro-business and pro-European policies, a risky move when a populist wave recently swept Donald Trump into the White House and led Britain to vote to leave the European Union would also carry her to France's presidential Elysee Palace.
More than 90 percent of people there are white and less than 2.5 percent of Mexican descent. "Who doesn't want that?" Each year since then Cinco de Mayo gets bigger thanks to people of Mexican descent - and those who just like a good margarita! Instead, Pence kicked off the holiday celebration by telling a bunch of people at a reception that President Donald Trump has "made the Latino community a priority".
On the other hand, President Putin felt that Trump's questioning of the significance of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and his view on the Ukraine issue would greatly help expand Russia's influence in eastern Europe. "His public statements are sufficient for me". It's worth noting that Trump very easily could've said, "No, I'm not gonna see him". Lavrov said the allegations had been flying "for months", with no evidence presented.
It may have also upset Mr Trump that Mr Comey testified in Congress that there was no evidence to Mr Trump's wild claim that President Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped during the 2016 election. Trump's administration - embroiled in a deepening crisis over the sacking and its shifting explanation of events - will interview the first four candidates for the post on Saturday, US media reported.
Given the height and flight distance, officials here said , the missile test is believed to have been successful. The foreign ministry said Seoul's chief negotiator on the North Korean nuclear issue also had phone talks with his US and Japanese counterparts, Joseph Yun and Kenji Kanasugi, to share assessments on the latest missile firing and discuss how to respond to it.
By which I don't mean to suggest she has been struck dumb or otherwise rendered mute for the duration of this general election campaign, merely that she no longer has anything new to say. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said his party faced a challenge on a "historic scale" to win back power, but insisted he could close the gap on the Tories.
While the administration downplayed the threat, a senior administration official acknowledged that the White House had been misled about the role of the Russian photographer, who was actually employed by a state-run news agency. Scherbak said his post - addressed to United States media - was prompted by "this hysteria around my photo shoot at the White House". But security experts still questioned the event.
After having lunch with Portuguese bishops, the pontiff left the rural town in his popemobile. Jacinta and Francisco Marto were children 100 years ago when their visions of the Virgin Mary marked this place as an important Catholic shrine.
In a contest that featured people dressed in tacky suits and animal costumes, it was a Portuguese ballad that one top prize at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. Bookmaker favorite Francesco Gabbani of Italy splits the difference. Romania fielded a duo that combined rap and yodelling. But last year's victor Jamala, whose victory brought the 2017 competition to the Ukrainian capital, struck a more serious note with a song about the 1944 forced relocation of Crimean Tatars by Soviet dictator ...
An express train carrying 70 passengers from Athens to Thessaloniki derailed in northern Greece on Saturday night, killing two people and leaving several others seriously injured. It later removed that reference. A dozen fire brigades have been deployed to the area to help passengers escape jammed carriage cars. "I heard a odd noise and then I saw the train approaching and ramming into my neighbor's house", said Mylonas.
The first and crucial step will be to get Germany, the bloc's most powerful member, onside. As a result of his youth, many have called into question Mr. French deputy to the European Parliament Sylvie Goulard said Macron would make Berlin his first official visit, with perhaps a stop to see French troops stationed overseas as well.
Counting continues this afternoon but gains by the SNP and Tories mean Labour can no longer win an overall majority on Glasgow city council, which had been a heartland area of local government. 'That being said, Mrs May and the Conservatives can afford to lose some Remain voters because, as the local elections showed, they are absorbing most of the Ukip vote and are on course for the type of victory last seen by Tony Blair and Margaret Thatcher when they were at their peaks'.
North Korea's past long-range satellite launches have been called clandestine tests of ICBM technology, but it is not believed to have tested a true intercontinental ballistic missile yet. At the same time, the US Pacific Command said that it had detected and tracked the North Korean missile launch, but there was no confirmation that it was an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Hazard, who was the second top scorer for the side behind Diego Costa , said he felt the credit belonged to Conte: "We all know he is a fantastic manager". Antonio Conte insists champions Chelsea can improve again next summer and he will be the man to take them forward. "It's like when we won against Crystal Palace".
The acting chief of the FBI told the US Congress that Trump's shock firing of James Comey will not derail the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The status of that probe is unclear in the wake of Trump's firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey on Tuesday. Investigators have been looking into whether Flynn properly disclosed payments from clients with links to foreign governments, including Russian Federation and Turkey, CNN said.