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The president's public statements were the first since Comey testified Thursday, accusing Trump of asking him to "let go" of the FBI's Michael Flynn investigation and lift the "cloud" of the Russian Federation investigation. Comey had laid bare on Capitol Hill months of distrust of the president, bluntly asserting that Trump had fired him to interfere with the probe of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign.
  • Fears for trapped residents after huge fire engulfs London tower block

    Fears for trapped residents after huge fire engulfs London tower block

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    Actor and writer Tim Downie, who lives around 600 metres from the scene, said he feared the block could collapse. The tragedy will raise new questions about the safety of the huge tower blocks dotted across London and the United Kingdom, and the "stay-put principle" under which firefighters advise residents to stay in their apartments when a fire breaks out.
  • U.S. ambassador to Qatar to step down amid diplomatic crisis

    U.S. ambassador to Qatar to step down amid diplomatic crisis

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    Saudi Arabia's foreign minister, talking to reporters during a news conference in Washington on Tuesday with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, said Riyadh was ready to send food and medical supplies to Qatar. US President Donald Trump has signalled his support for the Saudi-led move but other US officials have been more cautious and called for dialogue to end the crisis.
  • North Korea fires suspected cruise missiles after United States drills

    North Korea fires suspected cruise missiles after United States drills

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    Last month, North Korea debuted a new midrange missile that flew higher than missiles they previously tested , according to outside experts. The regime of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has fired multiple anti-ship cruise missiles in its latest test not just of its missile technology but also of the worldwide community's patience.
  • 'Anxiety and fear' over Tory-DUP deal: Sinn Fein

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    The Prime Minister did not mention the ongoing deliberations as she addressed MPs but called on Parliament to "come together in a spirit of national unity" to deal with the challenges facing the country. Before the election, May proposed a clean break from the European Union , involving withdrawal from Europe's single market, limits on immigration and a bespoke customs deal with the EU.
  • Trump calls former FBI Director James Comey's actions 'cowardly' in tweet

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    House and Senate investigators have now fired off requests for both Mr Comey's memos and any recordings the White House kept of his private meetings with President Trump . "I will tell you about it over a very short period of time ". " Who would do that? ". "I hardly know the man. It doesn't make sense", the president said.
  • Analysts Anticipate Calumet Specialty Products Partners, LP (CLMT) to Announce -$0.44 EPS

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    Davidson. Zacks Investment Research's sales calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that follow Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. If you are accessing this story on another publication, it was stolen and reposted in violation of global copyright & trademark laws. The firm's 50 day moving average is $4.09 and its 200 day moving average is $4.01.
  • North Korean nukes threaten global peace: Pentagon chief

    North Korean nukes threaten global peace: Pentagon chief

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    A suspected North Korean drone photographed a US missile defense system in South Korea before it crashed near the border where it was found last week, Seoul's Defense Ministry said Tuesday. " North Korea's continued pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them [missiles] has increased in pace and scope", Mattis said during a hearing before the House Armed Services Committee on June 12.
  • Trump calls small Virginia island to talk climate change

    Trump calls small Virginia island to talk climate change

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    That prompted the president to call. Moments later, President Donald Trump introduced himself to Eskridge saying, "You got one heck of an island there". "He said not to worry about sea-level rise", Eskridge told The Daily Times. "They talk about a wall, we'll take a wall", Eskridge said. The mayor said he responded by telling Trump just how much island residents appreciate him.
  • More than 50 people injured in London tower block fire: ambulance service

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    Police said earlier they were continuing to evacuate people from the apartment building Wednesday morning. More than 200 people live in the apartment block and evacuations are underway. By morning, tables were overflowing with bottles of water, food, candies and clothing. A helicopter is dwarfed by smoke billowing from the blaze.
  • Massive fire at 27-storey tower block in London, several injured

    Massive fire at 27-storey tower block in London, several injured

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    The fire at Grenfell Tower on the Lancaster West Estate was reported at 01:16 BST and about 200 firefighters are tackling the blaze. Two hundred firefighters were on the scene but Jodie said they struggled to reach those inside the building, who were unable to leave.
  • Sessions: Comey's Oval Office Meeting With Trump 'Not Problematic'

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    There was no blanket comment absolving the White House . But he didn't feel that way past year. John Cornyn, Sessions agreed that Comey exceeded the role of the Federal Bureau of Investigation director during a July 5th press conference, where he called out Clinton for her carelessness, without consulting with then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
  • WH: Trump Has 'No Intention' of Firing Mueller

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    But best we can figure out, he couldn't anyway", said Rep. Chris Collins, Trump's liaison to Congress". Investigations are now under way into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. He would like everyone to believe that he is fully free to fire Mueller, even if he chooses not to do so. "If there were not good cause, it wouldn't matter to me no matter what anybody says", explained Rosenstein .
  • Seven arrested in Iran accused of supporting Tehran attacks

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    On Friday, the ministry said 41 suspects had been arrested around the country in connection with the attacks. Iranian lawmakers said the intelligence minister had assured them that "all Islamic state elements have been eliminated" in the country.
  • Sessions Emphatically Denies Russia Claims in Testimony Before Senate Panel

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    But Democrats on the Senate panel are likely to press him on issues such as his contacts with Russian Federation and his role in the dismissal of Comey - who led the FBI's probe on Russian Federation until he was ousted. National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers and Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, both declined to discuss their own Trump communications during a hearing last week.
  • Prosecution rests their case in Bill Cosby sexual assault trial

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    Proceedings will now pause for the weekend, with Cosby's defense set to mount its own argument next week. Judge O'Neill, while sympathizing with McMonagle that the testimony may be "difficult to hear" as a trial lawyer, agreed with Feder and denied the motion for mistrial and overruled defense objections.
  • Iran kills mastermind behind Tehran attacks, arrests others

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    Iranian police killed four suspected terrorists, including two foreigners, associated with the militant Islamic State (IS) group in the southern province of Hormuzgan and seized explosives, guns and the group's flag, an Iranian news agency reported on Monday.
  • Cornyn focuses on Comey, Clinton emails in Sessions' Senate hearing on Russian Federation

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    He testified that he never had any meetings or conversations with Russian officials or any other foreign official "concerning any type of interference with any campaign or election". Sessions made clear a few times that he was not claiming executive privilege for himself, but rather that he was protecting the president's right, "if he chooses", to later assert the privilege.
  • Arlene Foster and Theresa May meeting in London

    Arlene Foster and Theresa May meeting in London

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    While some members of her party have said she will have to go eventually, May is expected to stay on as prime minister at least for now. "I don't detect any great appetite amongst my colleagues for presenting the public with a massive additional dose of uncertainty by getting involved in a self-indulgent Conservative Party internal election campaign", Mr Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee of Conservative lawmakers, told BBC TV.
  • Man charged with attempted murder after hammer attack, NSW

    Man charged with attempted murder after hammer attack, NSW

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    A short time later, police and emergency services were also called to a business on Culgoora Road, Wee Waa, after reports of an assault. He was charged with attempted murder and refused bail. Police arrested the 37-year-old man and took him to Narrabri Police Station where he was charged with murder following the 57-year-old's death. The man was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Narrabri Hospital in a critical condition.
  • Secret Service says they don't have Trump tapes

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    He said he gave the memo to a friend who is a professor at Columbia University and that the friend anonymously leaked the contents of the memo to his friends at the Times. "Something about the way I was conducting it, the president felt, created pressure on him that he wanted to relieve". By most accounts, Comey was well respected within the FBI and has a reputation as a person of integrity - a reputation that was solidified back in 2007, when he offered damning testimony about ...
  • Two days left for Domingo to reapply for South Africa coach job

    Two days left for Domingo to reapply for South Africa coach job

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    And all this while South Africa‚ who have lost the one-day series in England and shambled out of the Champions Trophy in embarrassing fashion with a crushing loss to India at The Oval on Sunday‚ are trying to focus on the T20 series that starts in Southampton next Wednesday and next month's test series.
  • 7 takeaways from Jeff Sessions testimony

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    Attorney General Jeff Sessions has arrived in a Senate hearing room to give testimony expected to focus on the Russian Federation investigation, his contacts with Kremlin officials and his recently tense relationship with President Donald Trump .
  • Jeff Sessions Testifies in Senate Intelligence Hearing

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    Hence, the New York Times headlined its story on the nothing hearing, " Sessions Testimony: Attorney General Refuses To Disclose Talks with Trump ". Another problematic bit of testimony came when Sessions said that it would never be appropriate for the president to discuss a specific case with a Cabinet or other high official.
  • Vote Labour to stop independence referendum - Gordon Brown

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    A spokesman for the Scottish Conservatives said: "With its endless threat of a referendum re-run, nothing poses more of a threat to family incomes in Scotland than the SNP". Mr Robertson added: "With polls narrowing across the United Kingdom, whether or not the Tories can increase their majority could come down to the votes in Scotland".
  • Major fire tears through London apartment building

    Major fire tears through London apartment building

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    She said her friend jumped. Reports indicate that the residents of the building had complained about fire safety issues earlier but no action was taken. There is no confirmation on what exactly caused the fire, though a resident reportedly said that an explosion was heard. "[There were] big, big chunks of sheet metal coming down hitting the ground".
  • Sessions testifies before US Senate Committee

    Sessions testifies before US Senate Committee

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    While members of the Senate Intelligence Committee have portrayed their work as a non-partisan search for truth about Russian campaign interference, questions to Sessions on Tuesday afternoon generally had a party-line flavor. Rosenstein testified that he is the only one who has the authority to fire Mueller, who was appointed following the May 9 ousting of James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, and that he had seen no good cause to do so.
  • Magnitude 6.9 quake reported near Tajumulco, Guatemala

    Magnitude 6.9 quake reported near Tajumulco, Guatemala

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    Julio Sanchez of the volunteer firefighters said the man, who was passing by the church when the natural disaster struck, was receiving care. A church collapsed in San Sebastian, Retalhuleu, injuring one person, emergency services reported.
  • DUP and Conservatives hold talks

    DUP and Conservatives hold talks

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    Brexit minister David Davis has insisted the approach to the European Union divorce has not changed, but May has recognised that a broader consensus needs to be built for Brexit and has made clear she would listen to all wings of the party on the issue.
  • Heinrich: Sessions' testimony shows 'concerted effort' to obstru

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    Sessions differentiated between his more formal meetings with Kislyak, in his Senate office and at the Republican National Convention previous year, versus a more brief interaction that may or may not have happened at a VIP reception following a foreign policy speech Trump gave at a Washington, D.C., hotel in April 2016.
  • The New Colossus is

    The New Colossus is "the best story" the studio has ever made

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    This time around we're moving from Europe to America, where the "brutal Nazi version of the American diner, of the parade" exist. This is definitely going to be interesting, especially since The New Order ended at a very intriguing point (which is all we can say about it without spoiling anything).
  • Apple intros 'HomePod' wireless speaker - announces release date and pricing

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    HomePod , Apple's new smart speaker , is clearly targeted at Amazon's wildly successful Echo . Of course, HomePod has some shiny, innovative features like scanning your room to configure the sound to the flawless frequency, but again, these are some a few features Apple rolls out in its devices to justify its outlandish prices .
  • Mozilla Releases Firefox 54, Designed To Be Faster And Use Less Memory

    Mozilla Releases Firefox 54, Designed To Be Faster And Use Less Memory

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    For Android, you can head over to the Google Play Store. In fact, work to make the frontend and add-ons support multiple processes began in early 2013, and Firefox Nightly gained multi-process support in November 2014 . This improves performance by separating tabs into independent processes and using hardware more efficiently. The latest release of Mozilla's open-source web browser, Firefox 54 , now supports multiple content processes .
  • Japan adds more North Koreans to blacklist over weapons program

    Japan adds more North Koreans to blacklist over weapons program

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    The US has never initiated a war against a state that possesses nuclear weapons or ICBMs, the daily added. "Although to date economic coercion has been ineffective in persuading North Korea to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons, this does not mean it can not work", it said.
  • Intiman a una empresa de Macri a entregar documentación — Correo Argentino

    Intiman a una empresa de Macri a entregar documentación — Correo Argentino

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    También luego de que el fiscal federal Juan Pedro Zoni ampliara la imputación en contra del Presidente, de algunos funcionarios y de los directivos de empresas del grupo Macri vinculadas con el expediente. La medida se basó en información encontrada por su colega Boquin, que indica que pudo haber existido un posible vaciamiento de la concursada ( Correo Argentino , ndr) a favor de sus empresas controlantes en perjuicio de los acreedores.
  • Suspected N Korea drone photographed US missile-defense site

    Suspected N Korea drone photographed US missile-defense site

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    A North Korean drone found last week by a South Korean civilian had spied on the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense ( Thaad ) antimissile site in Seongju County, North Gyeongsang, before crashing into a mountain in Inje, Gangwon, on its way back to the North , according to local military officials.
  • Trump Remains Vague When Asked If He Taped Meetings With Comey

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    That's another thing he said. 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. I'm not hinting at anything... And if you could also tell us, sir, do tapes exist of your conversations with him? "Are their tapes , sir?" TRUMP: Oh, you're gonna be very disappointed when you hear the answer, don't worry.
  • "Nunca hubo conflicto": el reencuentro entre Karol Cariola y Carolina Goic

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    Luego de que ayer Alejandro Guillier diera a conocer su programa de gobierno donde se da continuidad a las reformas de Michelle Bachelet, la senadora Carolina Goic , en entrevista con radio Cooperativa, criticó dicha propuesta porque, según ella, excluye a la Democracia Cristiana al "izquierdizarse" para competir con el Frente Amplio.
  • Evans among trio of starting Wales debutants against Tonga

    Evans among trio of starting Wales debutants against Tonga

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    Lions head coach Warren Gatland - as well as his usual stand-in Rob Howley - are also touring New Zealand, leaving Robin McBryde to coach Wales against Tonga. Gareth Davies and Sam Davies are named as the scrum-halves, with captain Jamie Roberts and Scott Williams filling the centre roles. But elsewhere there are new combinations for Wales to bed in.