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5 things we learned at Jeff Sessions' hearing

Curiously, he did so for Trump. At a separate hearing Tuesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, overseeing that effort since Sessions stepped aside, said he's seen no basis for firing Mueller, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director he appointed as special counsel. Read More »

'Anxiety and fear' over Tory-DUP deal: Sinn Fein

Following London talks with the DUP , May will head to Paris to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron whose party has just won an impressive victory in the first round of parliamentary elections. The Conservatives are considering an arrangement in which the Northern Ireland party backs May on the budget and her confidence motions and the DUP stands to make huge gains from the deal. Read More »

Jeff Sessions hearing on Russia, Comey

Former FBI Director James Comey, in a little-noticed moment during his Senate Intelligence Committee testimony last week, said Trump never once asked him about Russia's interference in the U.S. There are none, Sen. Later, Sessions directly blasted Comey for his testimony in private last week, "This is a secret innuendo out there being leaked about me - and I don't appreciate it". Read More »

Trump to Reporters: Comey Statements Under Oath Weren't True


Two days earlier, during a testy Rose Garden press conference, he accused Comey of perjury during his testimony last Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Preet Bharara tells ABC's "This Week" that he thinks Trump was trying to "cultivate some kind of relationship" with him. She called Comey an "honorable individual."FULL VIDEO: Former FBI chief James Comey's opening remarks to Senate Intel Committee " I found him to be credible, candid and thorough", Collins said of Comey on ... Read More »

Dennis Rodman Visits North Korea Again to Meet Kim Jong Un

In March 2016, North Korea's highest court sentenced Warmbier to 15 years in prison with hard labor for subversion as he tearfully confessed that he had tried to steal a propaganda banner. He has previously described his trips - including one in 2013 with the Harlem Globetrotters - as "basketball diplomacy" but has been roundly criticised for failing to raise human rights issues or the plight of U.S. Read More »

US college student released by North Korea arrives in Ohio

A month later Warmbier was sentenced to 15-years of hard labor for his crime . March 2016 Warmbier, of Wyoming, Ohio, reportedly said in a tearful statement ahead of the trial in Pyongyang that he tried to steal the poster in exchange for a $10,000 used auto. Read More »

Dennis Rodman on North Korea Trip: 'Just Trying to Open a Door'

Sadly, he is in a coma and we have been told he has been in that condition since March of 2016. A plane carrying Otto Warmbier (WORM'-bir) arrived around 10:20 p.m. Before his trial, Warmbier had said he tried to steal a propaganda banner as a trophy for an acquaintance who wanted to hang it in her church. His parents later told the Washington Post that their son was being transported on a US military plane in a coma . Read More »

Suspected NKorea drone photographed USA missile-defense site


The US was represented by Anita Friedt, Acting Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, who arrived in South Korea the day before, while North America Bureau Chief Cho Koo-rae attended the meeting as the ranking official from South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Read More »

UK govt a minority on eve of Brexit talks


Former Treasury chief George Osborne - who was sacked by May previous year - called May a "dead woman walking", and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said he was ready to contest another election at any time. "With a weak negotiating partner, there's a danger that the (Brexit) negotiations will turn out badly for both sides". "Let's put our minds together on striking a deal", he said on Twitter. Read More »

British prime minister names new chief of staff

The shock defeat for Conservatives - despite the pre- poll projections of a comfortable majority - was seen by the British media as a "humiliation" for May to continue in her position. Her party colleagues are furious at the losses chalked up, blaming Mrs May for calling an unnecessary election three years ahead of time, for running a disastrous campaign centred on her and her "strong and stable leadership", and for an unpopular manifesto that was designed by her inner circle. Read More »

Sessions says he didn't have private meetings with Russians

In today's highly anticipated Senate Intelligence Committee hearing featuring Attorney General Jeff Sessions' testimony, the AG got into a heated exchange with Sen. White House spokesman Sean Spicer did not explicitly endorse Sessions' appearance, saying in response to a question, "We're aware of it, and we'll go from there". Read More »

Otto Warmbier released from North Korea in a coma


On this trip, he has already been roundly criticized by some for visiting during a time of high tensions between the USA and North Korea over its weapons programs and recent missile launches. This latest visit comes amid high tensions between the United States and Pyongyang - which is now holding three Americans - following a series of missile tests by the North, which have triggered tightened UN sanctions. Read More »

Sessions Was Too 'Nervous' To Answer Kamala Harris' Questions

The entire development shot like wildfire across Twitter , as outraged politicians and locals came down heavily on the constant interruptions faced by Harris during a particularly tough line of questioning. "She was trying to shout down Attorney General Sessions and I thought it was way out of bounds", Miller replied. GLORIA BORGER: You're being hysterical. Read More »

Bangladesh, Myanmar, India - Tropical Cyclone MORA - DG ECHO Daily Map


Some of the Rohingyas said there had been no attempt to evacuate the undocumented refugees , but the authorities said the camps were not evacuated as they were located in hilly areas which were unlikely to be inundated by storm surge. The government ensured adequate supply of food for those were moved to 400 cyclone centers, Disaster management official Golam Mostafa said. Fishing boats and trawlers have been advised to remain in shelters. Read More »

US Secret Service says it does not have any White House tapes

Trump's allies attempted to move the national storyline away from Russian Federation on the Sunday talk shows, arguing that Comey's testimony about former Attorney General Loretta Lynch to call the Hillary Clinton email investigation a "matter" was more compelling. Read More »

British leader holds alliance talks with Northern Ireland party chief

May began talks with the Northern Ireland-based party to see if they can create an alliance to push through the Conservative Party's agenda after a disastrous snap election left her short of a majority in Parliament . "It is our job to get on with running the country". On the sidelines, the main opposition Labour Party plans to contest the Queen's speech in the hope that leader Jeremy Corbyn will move into 10 Downing Street as the new prime minister. Read More »

Corbyn's celebratory high-five ends in awkward thud

But previous year Mr Miliband told Mr Corbyn he should stand down as Labour leader in a stinging attack. Jeremy Corbyn has told buoyant Labour MPs that he will visit at least 65 Conservative marginal seats in preparation for the possible collapse of the Tory minority government and urged them to be a "government in waiting". Read More »

Jeff Sessions denies Russian Federation collusion, defends Comey firing

Sessions said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein prepared a memo on Comey's performance that "noted some serious problems" with his performance. "DOJ traditionally does not discuss ongoing investigations in public, but ultimately must answer questions unless executive privilege is properly invoked and upheld". Read More »

Suspected N.Korea drone photographed US missile defence site


The unmanned aerial vehicle crashed near the demilitarized zone, where it was discovered on June 9. The White House announced on Tuesday that U.S. Shannon's trip to South Korea coincided with a visit by Washington's Acting Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, Anita (fright) Friedt. Read More »

May Struggles to Hang On as Election Plunges Britain Into Political Chaos

British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to form a government and lead Brexit negotiations after loosing a major snap election Thursday, just 10 days before the government was due to begin Brexit negotiations. In a night that threatened to redraw the political landscape once again, the UK Independence Party (UKIP), which won 12.5 percent of the vote two years ago and was a driving force behind the Brexit vote, was all but wiped out, hovering around two percent. Read More »

North Korea frees American student said to be in coma

After that meeting, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson consulted with President Donald Trump and instructed Yun to prepare to travel to North Korea with the intent of bringing Warmbier back to the United States , the official told CNN. The State Department is continuing to discuss three other detained Americans with North Korea, Tillerson said. Warmbier appeared emotional at a news conference organized by the North Koreans before his trial in March 2016. Read More »

Dem Senator Tells Jeff Sessions That He's 'Impeding' the Investigation


Those calls have escalated since fired FBI Director James Comey cryptically told lawmakers on Thursday that the bureau had expected Sessions to recuse himself weeks before he did from an investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Sessions wants his testimony open to the public


Sessions is expected to face severe questioning about his own contact with Russian officials. Media reports last week said Sessions offered to resign because of tensions with the president over his decision to recuse himself from the FBI's Russian Federation probe. Read More »