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US AG to testify before Senate intelligence panel

US AG to testify before Senate intelligence panel Congress on his campaign's alleged ties to Russian Federation after the latter expressed his "100 percent" willingness to testify under oath about the events that led to the firing of James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director. [Full Article...]

Madhya Pradesh agrarian unrest: Shivraj Singh Chouhan continues fast for second day

Madhya Pradesh agrarian unrest: Shivraj Singh Chouhan continues fast for second day At that time, Chouhan was under tremendous pressure from the main Opposition Congress and farmers' bodies in the state to provide a relief package to farmers whose crops had been damaged by frost. Chouhan, avoided a direct reply, maintaining he had spoken to the farmers. Earlier, the kin of the five farmers killed in police firing during the Mandsaur protests had asked Chouhan to discontinue... [Full Article...]

United States sanctions against Russian Federation to last forever

Ben Cardin , D-Maryland, would escalate and expand current sanctions against Russian Federation, in response to Russia's "violation of the territorial integrity of the Ukraine and Crimea", its "brazen cyber-attacks and interference in elections", and its "continuing aggression in Syria". [Full Article...]

Will give my life for farmers: Shivraj

Will give my life for farmers: Shivraj Madhya Pradesh is reeling after six farmers were killed+ in clashes with police earlier this week in Mandsaur after farmers' organizations began protesting, demanding better prices for farm produce and loan waivers. Asked if he had agreed to the demand for a loan waiver, Mr. Chouhan, avoided a direct reply, maintaining he had spoken to the farmers. SP Manoj Kumar Singh said authorities chose t... [Full Article...]

French see no one to counter Macron, set to sweep parliament

That result would enable Mr Macron to win approval for his government line-up and push his liberalising program through Parliament, despite expected opposition from the left. The election's biggest loser, however, was the Socialist Party of Macron's predecessor as president, Francois Hollande . To win in the first round, candidates need an absolute majority and support from at least a quarter... [Full Article...]

No longer out of bounds: Trump allies question Mueller probe

Under current Justice Department regulations, firing Mueller would have to be done by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein , not the president- though those regulations could theoretically be set aside. Tuesday morning , Trump supporter Ari Fleischer, who served as President George W. Bush's press secretary, again highlighted the issue of Mueller's probe being handled by attorneys who have d... [Full Article...]

Sessions says he didn't have private meetings with Russians

Sessions says he didn't have private meetings with Russians 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. [Full Article...]

Saudi and Bahrain welcome Trump's scolding of Qatar

Saudi and Bahrain welcome Trump's scolding of Qatar Kuwait - which unlike most of its fellow Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members has not cut off ties with Qatar - has been leading efforts to mediate. He also pointedly asked Saudi Arabia and others to ease their blockade on Qatar. "Nations came together and spoke to me about confronting Qatar over its behaviors", he said. [Full Article...]

Tillerson: North Korea releases US citizen Otto Warmbier

Tillerson said the State Department secured his release at Trump's direction, and a spokeswoman was firm in saying Rodman's trip had nothing to do with Warmbier's release. Warmbier is a University of Virginia undergraduate from suburban Cincinnati. On March 16, two hours after U.S. envoy Bill Richardson met with two North Korean diplomats from the United Nations office to press for Warmbier's ... [Full Article...]

Man who e-mailed bomb threats to frame former girlfriend pleads guilty

Man who e-mailed bomb threats to frame former girlfriend pleads guilty Thompson , 32, told U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel in Manhattan he was "slightly nervous" as he pleaded guilty to charges that each carry a potential penalty of five years in prison. "She lives in nyc and is making more bomb threats tomorrow", the email said . In Thompson's case, the government collected evidence from about two dozen laptops, tablets and cellphones seized from his home, ac... [Full Article...]

US Senate Rejects Resolution to Bar $510Mln Munitions Sale to Saudi Arabia

US Senate Rejects Resolution to Bar $510Mln Munitions Sale to Saudi Arabia Paul, who challenged Trump for the GOP presidential nomination as a leader of the party's non-interventionist wing, sharply criticized Saudi Arabia during remarks on the Senate floor. "We would stop this evil by sending a loud message to the President and a loud message to Saudi Arabia that we are not going to blindly support the arms race, we are not going to be blind to human rights transgre... [Full Article...]

Jailed US student released in North Korea

He later wrote to Kim Jong Un asking for Bae's release . Anyone wanting to own a larger-than-life Kim will have to await the end of North Korea's nuclear program. A senior aide to Mr. Portman said the senator had been working for months to try to help secure Mr. Warmbier's release, consulting President Trump and Mr. [Full Article...]

James who? Trump paints Comey as a stranger

James who? Trump paints Comey as a stranger Yesterday, Schumer also said he would like to clear up the matter of whether Trump does indeed have tapes of his conversations with Comey, as the president has suggested. "So I' m inviting him to come testify, and we could work that out", Schumer said, adding they would also consult with Robert Mueller, the special counsel to oversee the probe into the Trump campaign's relations with Russian F... [Full Article...]

Enda Kenny will step down as Taoiseach today

Enda Kenny will step down as Taoiseach today ENDA Kenny will make his final Dail address as Taoiseach today as he is set to step down after six years at the helm. Mr Varadkar takes office this week at one of the most pivotal periods in our recent history, with the devolved structures in limbo, the DUP playing a key role in propping up the British government and talks due to begin on the Brexit arrangements. [Full Article...]

Jeff Sessions: Everything you need to know about the attorney general

Jeff Sessions: Everything you need to know about the attorney general The reason behind his offer is that Trump is angry at Sessions after he recused himself from the Russian investigation because he failed to disclose in his security clearance that he met a Russian official when he was a senator. The president says he will let us know if he has the tapes soon. The Senate Intelligence Committee will get its chance Tuesday to hear from Attorney General Jeff ... [Full Article...]

Kenya: At least 10 missing after Nairobi building collapses

Kenya: At least 10 missing after Nairobi building collapses Two children , a boy and a girl all are alive", Barsdley Nyangi, a rescuer with the National Disaster Management Unit, told Reuters. The local Saint John's Ambulance said 15 people had been reported missing. But Mr Nemati said that later his wife called him to say they had been ordered to leave immediately as the structure was about to come down. She pledged to give the affected families campi... [Full Article...]

"Hard Brexit" plan is dead in the water - Scotland's Sturgeon

Ian Blackford is believed to be the favourite to
succeed Angus Robertson as SNP Westminster leader, a role which offers the chance to quiz the Prime Minister every week at PMQs. That is where common ground lies". Sturgeon, leader of the Scottish National Party, has long opposed plans to take Britain out of the European Union's single market, something May has previously said she plans to do in... [Full Article...]

French president tries to ease Gulf dispute

Meanwhile, the World Association of Muslim Scientists has called for a dialogue with Qatar and the prompt lifting of sanctions against this country. Baker said 18 destinations were now out of bounds for the airline. "We were sealed as if it was a criminal organization". "That (the) U.S. arms a terrorist group is what causes instability", Khameini wrote on Twitter Monday. [Full Article...]

Bradley's stunning early goal helps US to 1-1 tie at Mexico

The crowd of 81,000 at Estadio Azteca was stunned. The United States will return to play on July 1st in an global friendly against Ghana at the Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Renschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. The Mexcian wingers targeted Beasley and Yedlin, but could not complete enough take-ons or deliver enough unsafe balls. DeAndre Yedlin remained on the right, with Tim Rea... [Full Article...]

Fresh questions for Sessions - and he'll answer in public

Fresh questions for Sessions - and he'll answer in public Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday afternoon in an open session, the committee announced Monday. Lawmakers, including Al Franken of Minnesota and Patrick Leahy of Vermont, have asked the FBI to investigate and to determine if Sessions committed perjury when he denied having had meetings with Russians. [Full Article...]


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