Trump doesn't favor invoking what is known as executive privilege to prevent former FBI Director James Comey from testifying Thursday. The President has said Mr Comey informed him three times that he personally was not under investigation.
During his recent trip to Saudi Arabia, Trump also called for a harder line against Iran advocating for the isolation of the country which he said had "fueled the fires of sectarian conflict and terror". Regardless, it represents a significant setback for the Iranian government, which has boasted about how safe Tehran is compared to major cities in neighboring countries (the last major attack in Iran was in 2010 and involved a Sunni extremist group) and has downplayed the threat from ISIS.
Flynn's cooperation was the first signal that he and the Senate panel have found common ground. The House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday issued several subpoenas directed at the investigation into President Donald Trump's ties to Russian Federation in addition to the unmasking of Trump associates by former Obama administration officials.
He's due to make a state visit to the United Kingdom later this year, and it's been reported that he could come to Birmingham because he fears there will be protests against him in London . "I don't think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the USA.in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for", Khan told United Kingdom broadcaster Channel 4 on Monday evening.
The Liberal party fell one seat shy of a majority in the house, and support from the BC Greens is unlikely after a deal announced Monday with the NDP. "With this historic result, British Columbia can finally put the ineffective two-party system behind us", said Weaver after the final vote totals were announced.
Its al-Udeid Air Base serves as a launching pad for coalition jets bombing IS sites in Iraq and Syria. Yemen , Libya's eastern-based government and the Maldives too have joined the ban against Qatar which sees a severing of diplomatic ties with Doha apart from blocking off land, air and sea routes to the gas-rich nation.
It also suggests a man seeking to convince listeners of his credibility on the big things by capturing the details too. Ryan Goodman , a New York University law professor, called that statement "the most devastating revelation" in Comey's testimony .
The Missile Defence Agency said it was the first live-fire test against a simulated ICBM for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense , managed by Boeing Co, and hailed it as an "incredible accomplishment" . "Unfortunately, the $40 billion system's successful testing record now stands at just 40 percent since it was declared operational in 2004, despite all tests being highly scripted for success", the center said in a statement .
A growing number of Americans, from 49 percent to 59 percent, said Trump's use of Twitter is a bad thing, including 77 percent of Democrats (up 5 points from December ) and 61 percent of independents, an 18-point increase among that demographic.
Thirteen people died in the attacks. Numerous injured remained in intensive care at Cina Hospital in the capital Thursday. Security forces then laid siege to the parliament for several hours. In the other attack at the shrine of Imam Khomeini, one suicide bomber blew himself up while the second one was killed in a gunfight. The unprecedented assault in the highly controlled Shi'ite Muslim country was claimed by the Sunni militant Islamic State group.
At best, the experts said , the solicitor general's office can no longer argue that the president himself wanted the executive order only to pause immigration from six Muslim-majority countries temporarily so the USA can study its vetting procedures.
The isolated country, which has conducted dozens of missile tests and tested two nuclear bombs since the beginning of 2016 in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions, says the program is necessary to counter USA aggression. One of the earlier missiles North Korea launched May 14, according to experts, flew higher and for a longer duration than any the country had tested.
According to the reports, the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks. It comes days after Riyadh and other Sunni Muslim powers cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of backing Tehran and militant groups. "The atmosphere is tense". "Fighters from the Islamic State (ISIL) attacked the Khomeini mausoleum and the parliament building in Tehran ", the Amaq agency said, citing a "security source".
They all disappeared on Saturday, according to their employer, China Labor Watch . Hua Haifeng was stopped at the border May 25 and later questioned by police, Li said. They were investigating alleged labor abuses at a factory that makes shoes for several major brands, including Ivanka Trump. China Labor Watch has also published reports on child labor at Samsung suppliers and spent years investigating Apple Inc.'s China factories.
A Puntland government minister has denied the high death toll, but did not give separate casualty figures. The exact causalities behind the attack are unclear, but reports said that over 30 are feared dead, while others are believed to be captured by the militants.
The court has no deadline to reach a decision and could take weeks to rule, though the political turmoil Brazil is living through as it faces the potential second ouster of a president in a year will put pressure on the judges to reach a conclusion quickly.
Armed assailants apparently dressed as women attacked the parliament buildings in the morning equipped with assault rifles, handguns and suicide vests, killing security guards and ordinary people before taking hostages in the upper floors of the building.
Again, this is Qataris speaking to global media wondering whether this is possible at all. But the recent decision of Saudi Arabia , Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to break off diplomatic ties and impose an nearly total blockade on Qatar represents a serious escalation of tensions.
Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, questioned acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats about conversations they had with Comey and the president.
For a state that is the biggest supporter of terrorist groups worldwide - whether Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, Al-Hashd Al-Shabi, the Houthis or the Assad regime - these attacks on Iranian soil should come as a wake-up call. And he joined us this morning by Skype, giving us the latest that we know about an attack on two different targets inside Iran's capital, Tehran. If confirmed, these would be the first large-scale acts of violence claimed by ISIS in Iran.
Later, the mayor's spokesman said he was too busy to respond to Trump's "ill-informed" tweet. As the scenes of panic in London were still unfolding he tweeted that it underscored the need for his contested " travel ban " on several Muslim-majority nations.
Qatar, for its part, has strenuously denied accusations that it is a supporter of terrorism, describing the moves to diplomatically isolate it as "unjustified". One potential fallout is a sharp cut in Qatari funding for Hamas , especially if the emirate wants to show the Saudis and others that it takes seriously the charge that it finances groups tied to the Muslim Brotherhood , such as Hamas.
That announcement came hours after President Trump took credit for Saudi Arabia's decision to cut diplomatic ties with the Persian Gulf neighbor. "Such a Trumpification of relations with one another is particularly unsafe in a region that is already rife with crises", he told the newspaper, in an apparent reference to what critics say is the increasingly divisive rhetoric seen since the election of U.S.
Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, his son, became Qatar's ruling emir in 2013, but Sheikh Hamad still looms large in the tight, insular world of Qatari ruling family politics. The Spokesperson said Qatar Airways had arranged for three charter flights departing Jeddah on Tuesday to Muscat in order to assist all Qatar Airways passengers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates , Bahrain and Egypt on Monday cut ties with Qatar , accusing the country of supporting extremism. "So good to see the Saudi Arabia visit with the King and 50 countries already paying off", Trump posted.
Blockaded by its neighbours by land and sea, Qatar is eager for Trump's help. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates , Egypt and Bahrain gave Qatari citizens 14 days to leave and closed their airspace to all Qatari flights. Referring to the regional group that includes Qatar, the President also "reiterated that a united Gulf Cooperation Council and a strong United States-Gulf Cooperation Council partnership are critical to defeating terrorism and promoting regional stability".
Since mid-February, she had been assigned to an NSA facility near Augusta , working for Pluribus International Corp., a small business firm offering support, language translation and other services to various government agencies. According to court documents, the reporter from The Intercept provided a hard copy of the document to an NSA contact in an attempt to verify it and also told that contact it was mailed from Augusta .
Iran's Intelligence Ministry confirmed Thursday that at least five of the eight male attackers had fought for Islamic State . It identified them only by their first names, saying it did not want to release their last names due to security and privacy concerns for their families.
While some experts underline the importance of the Turkish-Qatari partnership and fear the impact on Ankara that this Gulf crisis may yield, they also indicate that the current feud will not isolate Turkey in the war thorn region. "This has resulted in heavy losses to human life in these Arab countries, in Europe and throughout the world", it said. UAE state minister for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash said Tuesday on Twitter that a "guaranteed roadmap" was needed before it would consider ...
While May has been touring target seats around the country, delivering slogan-heavy speeches to small groups of hand-picked activists, Corbyn has drawn large crowds to open-air rallies. Corbyn - an old-school lefty - has done surprisingly well on the campaign trail. But the campaign did not go to plan. Campaigning was twice suspended in the aftermath of the attacks, which May blamed on "evil" Islamist ideology.
Mohammad Ismail Kawusi, health ministry spokesman, told the DPA news agency that the identification process of victims had resumed on Thursday. The BBC's Afghan driver was killed and four of its journalists were injured on Wednesday in a massive truck bomb blast that ripped through Kabul's diplomatic quarter, the British broadcaster said.
The UAE state news agency WAM said President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan had condemned "the horrific crime". Five people believed to be planning a third attack were arrested, officials said. Iran's Revolutionary Guards accused Riyadh and Washington of being "involved" in yesterday's attacks and vowed revenge. ISIS claimed responsibility for the twin terror attacks in a statement, which would mark the first time the terrorist group has hit Iran.
USA investigators believe Russian hackers may have played a major role in the unfolding diplomatic crisis between Gulf states by planting a fake news story on Qatar's state news agency website. There are also fears of food shortages, given that Qatar imports most of its perishable foods. U.S. and European authorities have complained for years about funding for extremists from Saudi Arabia and other nations in the Gulf region.
And a State Department official said an approved but pending sale of F-15 fighter planes to Qatar hasn't been affected. According to the Kremlin, in Tuesday's phone call with the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamin bin Hamad Al Thani , Putin reaffirmed Russia's "position in favor of settling crisis situations by political and diplomatic means, through dialogue".
The powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps accused Riyadh of being behind the attacks and vowed to seek revenge. Another official said they were dressed as women and entered through the visitors' entrance. "The depravity of terrorism has no place in a peaceful, civilized world", State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert stated. One of the attackers later blew himself up inside, where a session had been in progress, according to a statement carried by Iran's state TV.