And then, more silence, until finally the White House issued a press release five hours after Trump's tweet . He represented New Jersey governor Chris Christie during the investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case.
I was hopeful " Wonder Woman " would be a welcome addition to the worthy world of superhero movies. Not only does this obviously benefit her, but the ability to have full control over the product is a huge possibility, hopefully eliminating outside interference from executive big wigs that are disassociated with the product.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said he did not know who was responsible for the attacks and said there was no evidence Saudi extremists were involved. Mr Trump's comments also brought criticism from Iranians on social media, who recalled their government's offers of support and the candlelight vigils held in Iran after the attacks of 11 September 2001.
Eight people were killed and dozens were injured. Ms Collina said she believed her son was radicalised in the United Kingdom, and was concerned about videos of Syria he showed her. He married a British woman in Dublin in 2012 and lived in the city's Rathmines area. He was later released without charge. He is being held in Wexford.
Ananya Vinay , 12, from Fresno , Calif., is kissed by her father Anupanna Vinay moments after winning the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, June 1, 2017. Vinay never seemed baffled by any of the words she was given, and often used far less of her two-minute allotted time to spell the word. Her mother, Lekshmi Nair, competed from 1988-1990.
The Qataris have rejected the terror-funding accusations. The Financial Times also reports that Qatar is said to have paid a massive ransom after members of the royal family were kidnapped, also contributing to the crisis. Bans on Doha's fleet using regional ports and anchorages threatened to halt some of its exports and disrupt those of liquefied natural gas. The Gulf countries ordered their citizens out of Qatar and gave Qataris overseas 14 days to return home.
In a series of morning tweets, Trump said the Justice Department "should have stayed" with the first travel ban executive order. The travel ban, which Trump says is aimed at preventing attacks in the United States, seeks to halt entry to the United States for 90 days for people from several predominantly Muslim countries and bar refugees for four months.
In another development, Russia said Sheikh Mohammed would fly to Moscow for talks with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, on Saturday. If Doha had done anything wrong "let them prove it" and "we are willing to correct it". Washington's woman in Qatar has become the latest in a string of U.S. ambassadors to turn on President Trump, with a series of tweets knocking him for labelling the Gulf state as the region's leading financier of terrorism.
The official said there were enough grain supplies in the market in Qatar to last four weeks and that the government also had large strategic food reserves in Doha. Newspapers and television channels in the region have also been engaged in a war of words. "Qatar hosts one of the largest US military bases in the region", CNN reported .
The ministry also published pictures of their corpses. The semi-official ISNA news agency on Thursday quotes Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi as saying the matter is under investigation and it is "too soon to say" if Saudi Arabia was involved.
In a statement, the force added: "The suspects fled the scene prior to police arrival in an unknown direction". The trio dragged the unidentified Caucasian woman in her 30s to the ground in the suburban neighborhood of Wanstead and slashed her in the arm, the Daily Star reported .
All of the attention paid to the hearing, and its somewhat repetitive questioning - put special emphasis on some of its more unusual or humorous moments, like when Comey explained to Sen. "The FBI and the Department of Justice had been reluctant to make public statements that we did not have an open case on President Trump for a number of reasons, most importantly because it would create a duty to correct, should that change", Comey says in the prepared remarks .
The farmer movement in Madhya Pradesh moved into high political gear today as Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and other senior party leaders were detained by police when they tried to make their way to Mandsaur , ground zero of the protests.
Trump created a stir on Tuesday when he took sides in the GCC conflict, writing on Twitter that his visit to Saudi Arabia last week was "already paying off". And, as a show of support of Qatar, Turkey's parliament approved a draft bill allowing its troops to a base in Qatar. Just outside Doha sits al-Udeid airbase, which not only hosts thousands of United States troops but is the main regional hub for combat air operations the US-led coalition war against ISIS.
A copy of his remarks as prepared for delivery was released ahead of his planned televised statement . A careful pattern of expectations-management and narrative-shaping has sought to establish the parameters for what he probably will not say.
Under questioning, Comey said that Trump did not explicitly direct him to drop the investigation into Flynn. To date, only one sitting USA president has ever testified before a Senate committee. "I expect loyalty, '" the statement said. "I didn't move, speak or change my facial expression in any way during the awkward silence that followed", Comey said of the exchange.
Britain's failure to keep tabs on Zaghba despite being warned about him by Italian authorities was understandable, Italy's top policeman said on Wednesday. Public anger has grown at how the men were able to carry out an attack despite alarms being raised to the authorities, particularly after police revealed the Manchester bomber Salman Abedi was also known to intelligence services.
Trump took to Twitter to dispute that he had asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation to let former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn off the hook. I mean, this is the president of the United States, with me alone, saying, I hope this. But he has also suggested he doesn't believe it, saying Russian Federation is a "ruse" and calling the investigation into the matter a "witch hunt".
Given the Trump administration's embrace of Riyadh as a counterterrorism partner, we are likely to hear calls in Washington to align with Saudi Arabia and against Qatar in the current Gulf Arab dispute. President Trump has offered to host a conciliatory meeting in the White House , according to his administration. The U.A.E. will prosecute and punish with fines and jail time people expressing sympathy for Qatar on social media , Al Arabiya reported.
The third terrorist behind the London Bridge attack was named on Tuesday as Youssef Zaghba , a Moroccan-Italian man. The news raises questions about the police's judgment and increases pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May , who three days before a national election is facing criticism for overseeing cuts to police during her years as interior minister.
Jaitley is on a four-day visit to Paris to participate in the OECD meetings. In addition to those signing today (8 June), a number of other jurisdictions are actively working towards signature of the convention and more are expected to follow by the end of 2017.
The article is thought to have served as the catalyst for several Muslim-majority countries, including Saudi Arabia and most Persian Gulf states, to cut their economic and political ties with Qatar this week. US President Donald Trump waded into the dispute on Tuesday, but seemed to only muddy the waters. Saudi Arabia has closed Qatar's only land border.
We've spent our fair share of time fawning over her best fashion moments , but the former FLOTUS just revealed an interesting tidbit about her style that we'd honestly never considered - until now. "Now, people take pictures of the shoes I wear, the bracelets, the necklace ― they didn't comment that for eight years [Barack] wore that same tux., same shoes", Huffington Post quoted her as saying.
A free speech legal center argues that Trump can not legally do that. Well, we don't want to be like rubberneckers at a fender bender, but on Thursday, should the president start live-tweeting, you can bet we'll all be monitoring his Twitter feed and sharing.
The three terrorists were shot dead by armed police eight minutes after they began the attack by driving a van across London Bridge. Eight people were killed in the attack, including a Frenchman whose body was found in the River Thames on Tuesday, and 48 people were hospitalised.
But senators are still anxious to hear directly from Comey and to question him about details of his conversations with Trump and why he kept those details quiet for months. "President, this is wrong, '?" He said it rang in his ears as "will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest", paraphrasing a quote attributed to English King Henry II that courtiers took to mean he wanted the Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket murdered in the year 1170.
The announcement caps off several tumultuous weeks for the White House since Trump suddenly fired Comey, prompting allegations that Trump was trying to impede the FBI's investigation into ties between his campaign associates and Russian Federation and eventually leading Rosenstein to appoint Mueller as special counsel to oversee that investigation.
In his opening statement , Comey will testify that Trump did ask him for a "loyalty" pledge and later asked him to scuttle the agency's investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn . Comey made his comments as the packed hearing got underway, bringing Washington and parts of the country to a halt as all eyes were glued on televisions showing the hearing.
So a new Twitter account is automatically transforming his social media outbursts into official-looking press releases from the White House. One of the most reliable patterns of Donald Trump's presidency may be his ability to undercut his own aides - even mere hours after they attempted to defend him.
The ECB monetary policy measures have continued to preserve the very favorable financing conditions that are necessary to secure a sustained convergence of inflation rates towards levels below, but close to, 2 percent over the medium term, according to the ECB president.
A historic European Union referendum in June previous year showed that some 52 percent of people in England were in favor of cutting the UK's decades-long membership in the bloc. Neither party has provided many details of how this will be accomplished. May has run under the slogan of "Strong and Steady Leadership", putting Brexit negotiations at the center of her campaign.
As he was campaigning for the party leadership, he used his cabinet position as minister for social protection to start a high-profile campaign against welfare fraud, which was seen as a gesture to appeal to Fine Gael's right-wing supporters.
Kuwait's ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber al-Sabah, traveled from the UAE to Qatar on Wednesday after visiting Saudi Arabia the day before to try to resolve the crisis. UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash threatened more curbs if necessary and said Qatar needed to make "iron-clad" commitments to change policies on funding militants.
Sunnis, who make up just 9 percent of Iran's predominantly Shiite population, already experience persecution in Iran : they are harassed and have been imprisoned, Sunni teachings are reportedly banned in public schools, and Sunni mosques and schools are not allowed to be built.
Mr Comey was leading one of several Russian Federation investigations before Mr Trump fired him. "As long as I'm president, no one is going to stop you from practicing your faith or preaching what is in your heart", he said . Addressing Russian hacking interference with the 2016 election , Comey said he was certain that the Russians had attempted to disrupt the USA election.