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House Intelligence Committee Asks White House Counsel if Trump/Comey Recordings Exist

In his short burst Friday, Trump summarized his private attorney Marc Kasowitz's reaction Thursday to Comey's testimony about the president. 'I hardly know the man. On Friday, Trump said Comey's testimony proved there was "no collusion, no obstruction" and that Comey is "a leaker ". Mr Comey also claimed he took memos of his meetings with the president as he was concerned Mr Trump may lie about what was discussed. Read More »

India, Pakistan become full members of SCO

During his sitting with President Ghani, PM Nawaz reiterated that Pakistani soil was not used against Afghanistan in the past and would not be used against her in the future. On his part, Xi told Modi that the two sides should increase communication and coordination in multilateral affairs and appropriately control and handle disputes and sensitive problems, China's official Xinhua news agency said. Read More »

Jury deliberating in Minnesota police shooting trial

The court earlier heard a closing argument from the prosecution, with attorney Jeffrey Paulsen telling jurors Castile was reaching for his license when he was shot by a nervous police officer. Yanez, who is Latino, testified last week that he saw a gun and that the driver, who was black, ignored his commands not to pull it out. According to the Star Tribune , Paulsen showed the jury a picture of Castile's right index finger-his trigger finger-which was grazed with a bullet wound. Read More »

Spicer: 'Premature' To Say If Sessions Should Invoke Executive Privilege

Trump suggested in an interview with NBC's Lester Holt that he fired Comey to remove pressure on him surrounding an investigation into potential collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign. He said regarding Sessions: 'We considered whether to tell - the attorney general. we believe rightly he was shortly going to recuse, ' but didn't say why. Read More »

7 takeaways from Jeff Sessions' testimony before the Senate

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions vehemently denied Tuesday that he colluded with an alleged Russian bid to tilt the 2016 presidential election in Donald Trump's favor. When McCain, a Russia hawk who sits on the Senate Armed Services Committeee, asked whether Sessions had ever discussed any issues of national security while meeting with Russian officials in his capacity as a member of that committee, Sessions again said he couldn't remember. Read More »

Sessions denies 'scurrilous' Russian Federation claims

Testifying last week, Comey said after that "disturbing" private talk with Trump, he went to the attorney general and told Sessions "it can't happen that you get kicked out of the room and the president talks to me". "I felt I was required to under the rules of the Department of Justice". Before he became attorney general, Sessions served two decades as a Republican senator from Alabama. Read More »

Escaped inmates accused of shooting, killing 2 correctional officers — TIMELINE

The department didn't say which inmate is accused of firing the shots. The US Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is involved. The carjacked vehicle is a "grass-green" 2004 Honda Civic, license plate RBJ-6601. According to White, when Dubose was charged with robbery and assault he had already have seven previous felony convictions. Read More »

Vladimir Putin hits back about claims over Donald Trump and US election

While the full interview won't be released until Sunday evening, NBC released a brief clip of it on Friday. During the premiere of NBC News' "Sunday Night " with Megyn Kelly , Russian President Vladimir Putin said he has not seen "any direct proof" of Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Georgia manhunt: Authorities identify 2 slain prison guards

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Authorities say the men then stole a auto. Putnam County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Teresa Slade says the getaway happened at about 7:23 a.m. Tuesday, southeast of Atlanta. A state official says the officers' families are "dealing with it the best they can at this point". The inmates are believed to have carjacked a 2004 green Honda Civic 4-door with a Georgia license plate RBJ6601. Read More »

Trump willing to testify, won't say if tapes of Comey talks exist

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What do you do if you've just been fired as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the administration has chosen to "defame" you with "lies plain and simple", and you believe the president of the United States may be trying to obstruct justice? Comey said he did so after Trump suggested in a tweet that their conversations may have been recorded. Read More »

Egypt parliament committee passes Saudi islands deal

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On May 24, Egypt's official news agency reported that the government ordered internet service providers to block access to 21 news websites, alleging they supported terrorism or reported "false news". According to Parliamentary Affairs Minister Omar Marwan, Parliament's Defense Committee will soon examine the understanding establishing the return to Saudi sovereignty of the islands of Tiran and Sanafir, ceded by Riyadh to Cairo in the 1950s for administration and protection. Read More »

Australia Reaches Settlement With Suing Asylum Seekers

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The detention centre was ruled "illegal and unconstitutional" by the Papua New Guinea Supreme Court in April 2016 and remains operational, housing nearly 900 men. The amount of compensation is not known but, because of the length of detention, the conditions on Manus, and the number of plaintiffs, it could be the largest human rights settlement in Australian legal history. Read More »

US Recognizes Progress of Taliban Movement in Afghanistan

Mattis attended the wide-ranging hearing with the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford, who said the United States had an adversarial relationship with Russian Federation. A May 11 letter sent to Congress by the CEOs of Boeing, Raytheon, and the Aerospace Industries Association, said that the Budget Control Act - the legislation that made sequestration into law - poses "significant danger to our national security". Read More »

United States shoots down mock warhead over Pacific

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Meanwhile, the Pentagon insists the long-planned test of its ground-based interceptor system is not exclusively about North Korea but is aimed at being able to challenge any threatening ICBM . According to the representative of the missile defense Agency Christopher Johnson, a rocket created to mimic the ICBMs fly faster than those that were used in the previous intercept test. Read More »

Macron: Door Still Open for UK to Remain in EU

May will be Macron's guest at a friendly worldwide football match between France and England later on Tuesday, where there will be tributes to the victims of the terror attacks in Manchester and London . According to Science , Macron's pledge irked some French researchers concerned about funding for France's own research endeavors. Her Conservative party lost its parliamentary majority in a bungled snap election last week which some observers suggested might lead May to abandon her plans ... Read More »

Donald Trump sued over global business ties

To fully know the extent of Trump's constitutional violations "we'll need to see his financial records, his taxes that he has refused to release", they said . Harvard University Law School's Laurence Tribe wrote in an email that "The only way the president could avoid violating [the emoluments clause] would be to get congressional consent or divest his assets and place the proceeds in a blind trust". Read More »

Panama shuns down Taiwan, toasts to diplomatic ties with China

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Officials from China and Panama signed a joint communiqué in Beijing on Tuesday establishing diplomatic relations, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing Chinese state media. Panama is the latest country to cut ties with Taiwan. "We strongly condemn Beijing for manipulating the so-called "one China" policy to continue to suppress Taiwan's worldwide space through various means", the presidential office said. Read More »

North Korea fires suspected cruise missiles after USA drills

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The EU has steadily increased its sanctions against Kim Jong Un's North Korea , particularly in the last few months. Early Thursday, North Korea launched missiles from an area near Wonsan, a city on its eastern coast. Pyongyang has ordered three ballistic missile launches, a surface-to-air missile, and yesterday's cruise missile tests since the South's President Moon Jae In took power last month. Read More »

Trump heads to OH to talk infrastructure amid Comey crisis

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The White House has yet to detail specifics of the plan , but hopes to finance improvements using public-private partnerships. At 7:44 a.m. Wednesday, Trump tweeted out his choice to replace Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director - Christopher A. Read More »

Tehran attackers were Iranian IS recruits

The ministry did not identify the men's hometowns, nor say how they were able to evade authorities. The Iranian intelligence minister also noted that the recent terrorist attacks were under investigation, expressing hope that all their origins would be discovered. Read More »

Iran's Khamenei blames U.S. for regional instability, creation of Islamic State

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Seventeen people were killed when four armed assailants attacked the country's parliament while a suicide bomber blew himself up at the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum. On Friday, the US embassy in Saudi Arabia issued a security notice to USA citizens recommending that they "exercise caution in places frequented by foreigners due to the continuing risk of terrorist attacks. Read More »