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Comey Threatens President Trump

On Twitter, Michael Bromwich, McCabe's lawyer, hit back at Trump's tweets about his client, calling the president's comments "childish, defamatory, disgusting & false". Stephanopoulos asked Lankford about a statement by Trump attorney John Dowd to The Daily Beast on Saturday suggesting that the Justice Department official who appointed Mueller end the Russian Federation probe.

United Nations launches $1bn appeal to care for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

United Nations agencies asked for US$951 million (774 million euros) through the rest of the year to provide basic needs for the nearly one million Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh , including the almost 700,000 who have crossed the border since August.

The North Korean Foreign Minister Arrived in Sweden

The closest contact Pyongyang has had with a USA administration came in 2000, when then-President Bill Clinton's Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, visited the country to lay the groundwork for a mooted meeting between the countries' leaders.

Ireland overpower England to seal Grand Slam

Anthony Watson failed to collect the ball in the air, close to his tryline, and Garry Ringrose dived on the loose ball to score. Moments later though Ireland were over for a second try, with Aki breaking the line and Stander touched down at the base of the posts for 14-0 following Sexton's conversion.

Xi Jinping elected for second term after a unanimous vote

Mr. Wang's formal return to front-line politics and his emergence as a leading figure in China-U.S. relations comes as Washington rolls out punitive measures to address a bilateral trade imbalance that a year ago stood at $375 billion in China's favor.

Africa's Only Woman President Resigns Over Claims of Financial Impropriety

Local L'Express newspaper reported in February that the country's first female president, a renowned scientist, had used a credit card given to her by the Planet Earth Institute (PEI) in London to buy jewellery and clothes overseas. However, both Gurib-Fakim and the Planet Earth institute claimed that the president had later refunded the money. In 2016, she received a credit card from PEI to pay for travel and other expenses related to her work for the organisation.

Alabama pulls away late for win over Virginia Tech

Including Thursday's opening-round win over Virginia Tech , Sexton now has 16 20-point games. "The trajectory obviously has been very steep". To get to this second-round matchup, the Wildcats took down No. The Wildcats shot almost 60 percent in the game and hit for 14 triples in the win. It was the best percentage by a Tech foe since North Carolina State shot 64.1 percent in a January 2017 win over the Hokies.

Syria regime controls 70 percent of Ghouta enclave: monitor

Turkish media reports said the resolution would call for an end to the Turkish offensive in Afrin enclave and a withdrawal of Turkish troops. "You should know this, you should know this". Al-Mayadeen showed buses waiting to pick up civilians. State-run Al-Ihkbariya said civilians would be taken to a center for identification and relief.

Crude oil lower despite strong Chinese growth and API data

For 2018, oil demand growth is anticipated to be around 1.60 mb/d and global oil demand is now expected to reach 98.60 mb/d, marginally higher than last month's assessment. Oil reduced its decline after the industry report showed United States fuel stockpiles fell last week. Distillate inventories fell by 4.36 million barrels to the lowest level since December.

Israeli army strikes Hamas targets following border explosives

In February, two Israeli soldiers were seriously wounded and two others moderately and lightly wounded when a planted device was detonated on the border fence of southern Gaza. The area of the attack is a frequent protest ground for Gazan residents. Beginning on March 30, Gazans are planning to erect hundreds of tents near the Israeli border for a six-week show of support for Palestinian refugees.

Rajya Sabha adjourned amid ruckus by TDP, AIADMK

The opposition has been noisily protesting in the Lok Sabha over various issues since March 5, when Parliament reconvened after the recess in the budget session. Samajwadi Party too was in the well of the house protesting clamp down on the media during the counting of votes for Gorakhpur Lok Sabha bypoll. The noisy scenes forced heads of both the Houses of Indian parliament to adjourn the proceedings.

Joy Behar Apologizes on 'The View' for Mike Pence 'Mental Illness' Joke

The offensive comments took place on the February 13 show when co-hosts discussed comments on Pence's beliefs made by an ex-White House staffer. I was raised to respect everyone's religious faith. She was very honest, and she apologized ". The drama erupted last month after Behar made the initial comment in response to claims by ousted White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman that the vice president often relied on Jesus to tell him what to say.

Top US Senate Democrat calls border wall ineffectual, expensive

Organizers of Women's March San Diego plan to be at the protest site with a large sign urging Trump to "build bridges, not walls" in anticipation that he will fly by helicopter to the prototype site. "Because the technical evaluations, the cost evaluations, everything that goes into that whole process is pretty well scripted and laid out in regulations, so you start to deviate from that and freelancing, it's reckless and perhaps trending toward an ending nobody wants, which is filled with ...

Atrocities on Rohingya were preventable: United Nations adviser

They also said any attempt to deny the atrocities being committed in Kachin, Shan and Rakhine states was "untenable", and pushed for an independent body to start collecting evidence to prosecute those responsible at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Meghan Markle joins The Queen in first official appearance together

The annual multi-faith service celebrates the 53 commonwealth countries (including Canada), BBC News reported. She was the first to do so who wasn't already married into the family. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II attends the 2018 Commonwealth Day Service . "We all have reason to give thanks for the numerous ways in which our lives are enriched when we learn from others ".

Bracket tips to help win your NCAA pool

Purdue won 19 straight games and seemed poised to win the Big Ten until a 3-game losing streak. WFMY News 2 will be live at UNCG as they wait to hear their selection of who they will play and where. The Conference championships will determine the 32 teams that earn automatic bids to the "Big Dance" but the remaining 36 teams will be chosen via "at-large" bids.

Tillerson cancels day's events in Africa due to illness

While the nature of the illness was not disclosed, it was understood not to be serious, the BBC reported. Tillerson had a light schedule for Saturday, with plans to visit a site run by the president's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or Pepfar, and then lay a wreath at the site of the August 1998 bombing of the American Embassy in downtown Nairobi.

We'll drop our tariffs if you drop yours — Trump to EU

South Korea and Australia also said they would seek exceptions. Trump tweeted on Friday that he spoke with Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull about trade and military cooperation. "Big Deficit. If not, we Tax Cars etc. FAIR!" According to Jorge, if the United States declines his proposal, he doesn't rule out the possibility of seeking an appeal before the WTO.

Syria war: Jaish al-Islam to evacuate n of Eastern Ghouta fighters

More than 1,000 civilians have been killed since Syria's government launched a brutal offensive on the rebel-controlled Eastern Ghouta enclave almost three weeks ago, a war monitor said on Saturday (March 10). Apart from Islamist groups such as Jaish al-Islam, jihadists from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), who are mostly linked to Al-Qaeda, are also deployed there.

White cop arrested for beating, choking, and Tasing black jaywalker

A North Carolina cop has resigned following the release of body cam footage showing him beating, choking, and taking a man suspected of jaywalking. Nor that charges against Rush, disproven by the bodycam video , were dropped. The administrative investigations revealed Hickman had used excessive force during the arrest and he had engaged in "rude and discourteous behavior" on four other occasions with other members of the public, according to police records.

Trump asked witnesses about special counsel interviews in Russian Federation probe, NYT reports

But that New York Times story, plus a Washington Post scoop about an apparent attempt to build a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin, provide more evidence that Mueller is conducting a broad, deep and significant investigation.

S.Korean Envoys to Brief Trump on Meeting With Kim Jong

At the same time, negotiations are unlikely to stop North Korea from continuing to seek materials and help from outside the country for its weapons programs. "Maybe this is a breakthrough". The president's answer was in the affirmative: "I think that they are honest..." "This public display of contempt for universal norms against chemical weapons use further demonstrates the reckless nature of North Korea and underscores that we can not afford to tolerate a North Korean WMD program of ...

Broadcom Pledges 5G Investment to Win Qualcomm Deal Approval

Treasury also cited Qualcomm's contracts with U.S. government agencies with national security responsibilities. Qualcomm included the letter in a filing Monday with the U.S. Four days later, Broadcom announced its Qualcomm bid . For more than three years, Qualcomm's stock has been weighed down while the stock market overall has soared.

Snow showers coming as temperatures dive after extended mild spell

Northeast wind around 7 miles per hour becoming northwest after midnight. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance for rain/snow and a low near 36 degrees. Saturday: Partly sunny, high near 39. Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. Thursday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.

Syria has now retaken half of Ghouta: monitor

Bombardment and clashes in Eastern Ghouta, the last major rebel stronghold near Damascus, have persisted despite a month-long ceasefire demanded by the Security Council more than a week ago. Initial information suggested a technical fault may have been to blame, the ministry was cited as saying. Other civilians used the lull in air strikes to venture out from cellars to gather a few necessities from what was left of their homes.

DUP leader slams 'unfair' draft Brexit agreement

Arlene Foster said that during a "constructive" meeting in Brussels she had told European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier Tuesday morning that the text on future customs arrangements between the European Union and United Kingdom was "unacceptable".

PNB Probe: SFIO Summons ICICI Bank's Chanda Kochhar & Axis Bank's Shikha Sharma

Saying that the bank was fully cooperating with the investigation agencies, the ICICI Bank said: "Our exposure to the Gitanjali group of companies is not the largest among lenders in the consortium". Earlier, a senior official of the ICICI Bank was summoned to the CBI office in Mumbai . In a move that could bring more skeletons from cupboards of state-run banks, the finance ministry had asked them to closely scrutinise all non performing assets (NPAs) above Rs 50 crore to detect any ...

France to present first statutory rape law

Equality Minister Marlène Schiappa welcomed the move, which follows advice from doctors and legal experts. While the punishment for rape when a victim is younger than 15 carries a heftier penalty under French law (20 years), prosecutors must prove that the sex was forced.

New Toyota Corolla hatch revealed at Geneva show

Toyota will have no diesel passenger cars on sale in Europe by the end of this year, citing limited demand and widespread uptake of hybrid alternatives. Diesel was once Europe's darling, but has been on the decline ever since Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal erupted in 2015. For now, the company will release its Auris ( Corolla based hatchback) without any diesel option while offering two hybrid options in Europe.

Israeli Prime Minister, Netanyahu To Talk With Trump About Attending Embassy Opening

A third confidant of Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to turn state witness and give evidence against the Israeli prime minister, who faces a wave of corruption allegations, according to media reports in the country. "The Arabs have never been closer to Israel; Israel has never been closer to the Arabs", Netanyahu claimed. Netanyahu was expected to ask for USA assistance in preventing Iran from gaining a stronger foothold in Syria as the civil war there deteriorates.

Guatemala, in nod to Trump, will move embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales announced Sunday at AIPAC's annual policy conference in Washington that the Guatemalan embassy in Israel will move to Jerusalem in May. Netanyahu began the meeting by saying: " Thank you for everything you're doing, for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital". But 128 countries supported that non-binding resolution.

Schools shut as water supply issues hit parts of Britain

However, others are more hard and might not be picked up until people are out of water or begin to lose pressure when they turn on the tap. A number of water companies appear to have fallen well short on their forward planning and the quality of support and communication they've been providing, leaving some customers high and dry.

Majority of foreign terrorists in Syria are United States citizens - Turkish media

He also said 2,795 terrorists have been "neutralized" since the start of the operation. Addressing reporters after the cabinet meeting in Ankara, Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ said that nearly half of the operation zone has been brought under control of Turkish forces.

'Ex-Russian spy' critically ill after suspected exposure to unknown substance

A man in his 60s and a woman in her 30s were found unconscious on a bench at a shopping centre in Salisbury on Sunday afternoon. Wiltshire Police and partners have declared a major incident after two people are thought to have been exposed to an unknown substance in Salisbury.

AXA pays XL premium to insure more stable future

The deal equates to $57.60 per XL Group share, a 33% premium to Friday's closing price. AXA ranks as Europe's second-largest insurer in terms of market capitalization behind Germany's Allianz, which had also been seen as a possible suitor for XL.

NRA has backed most state gun laws passed since Sandy Hook

Indeed, according to a 2015 survey, just one-third of Arizonans want stricter gun laws . We can not and should not accept tactics by the NRA that blame media or justify tragedies as abstractions. Don't like the Second Amendment? I disagree. It's not by keeping guns in our homes, but maintaining the vibrant checks and balances provided by our Constitution and laws, and a vigorous and free press that prevents dictatorship.

Moon's Special Envoys to Visit Pyongyang Monday

Chung Eui-yong, top national security advisor for Moon, will lead the special delegation, composed of five delegates and five working-level officials. The Trump administration has been kicking the idea of talks with North Korea around for quite some time. After returning to Seoul on Tuesday, the South Korean delegates will travel to Washington to brief the Trump administration on their discussions with the North Koreans, he said.

Scientists Now Know When the First Stars Formed in the Universe

To detect this extremely small signal from the universe's younger days, Rogers and his colleagues used an instrument with a radio antenna located in a remote, "radio quiet" desert in Western Australia, far from any cities, radio or TV stations, or cell phone networks.

Authorities Respond To Reports Of Shots Fired Near White House

The White House was put on lockdown for more than two hours over the incident. He is expected to return to Washington Saturday night. The agency said in a Twitter post there were no other reported injuries related to the incident. A man who shot himself outside of the White House Saturday morning died a few hours later, according to the U.S. Secret Service. Reporters at the White House tweeted about sheltering in place.

Donald Trump fires back at Alec Baldwin over Saturday Night Live mimicry

I can t", Baldwin said. I could go out on the street, stand on any corner and tap 10 people on the shoulder. It's that Trump more importantly won't impose new sanctions on Russian Federation, despite a law overwhelmingly recently passed by Congress to punish them for attacking our elections.

Golden State Warriors to Visit African American Museum Instead of WH

While it seems the Warriors are good at nearly everything, the area they most excel in would be shooting, where they rank atop the league in points per game, field goal percentage, 3-point percentage, and free-throw percentage. The Warriors average over 116 points per game and can score from so many spots on the floor and in so many ways, it makes things hard for opposing defenses.

Vehicle bomb in Afghan capital kills young girl, wounds 19

Ghani proposed a ceasefire and a release of prisoners as part of a range of options including new elections, involving the militants, and a constitutional review as part of a pact with the Taliban to end a conflict that previous year alone killed or wounded more than 10,000 Afghan civilians.

Turkish president criticized for speaking of martyrdom for small girl

She did, although the attention apparently made her uncomfortable, judging by her sobbing. After trying to comfort the girl by kissing her on both cheeks, Mr Erdogan told the crowd: "She has the Turkish flag in her pocket. His speech attracted criticism, with some deeming it as "child abuse" and others deeming it as a celebration of death. Since 2004, Erdogan has paid official visits to 24 African countries, spearheading the signings of numerous bilateral pacts.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein loses backing of California Democratic Party

However, 60-percent is needed to receive the party's official endorsement . "With Democrats still licking their wounds from the 2016 election, some of the party's biggest stars, including U.S. Dianne Feinstein of California. Although she has been a politician for most of her adult life, Feinstein is also a crusader for Democratic Party causes.

Damp day ahead, more heavy rainfall Sunday night

A gradual clearing trend will start from northwest down to the southeast through the afternoon. Our wet weather is all due to a cold front that will create a wide temperature range this afternoon. Some of the showers will have embedded thunderstorms as they push through our region. On the low end we could see some central Alabama locations like Alexander City and Clanton with highs near 60.

Charlotte Mayor to proclaim Friday Billy Graham Day

It was announced Thursday that George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush, would not be able to travel to Charlotte for Graham's funeral. Rev. Graham will lie in repose on Monday and Tuesday from 8 a.m.to 10 p.m. Please join us as we honour his life and ministry and proclaim the same Gospel he shared for almost 80 years, said Lee. Later she described it as one of the most peaceful days of her life.

USA to impose 'largest ever' N Korea sanctions

The US government said the targets have been supporting North Korea's efforts to smuggle oil and coal , in violation of UN Security Council resolutions. Tsang declined to talk to a reporter from Taiwan's Apple Daily on Saturday morning, according to video footage from the newspaper. As Trump landed in Seoul, the U.S.

Heavy Snow Possible Saturday

The precipitation is expected to quickly end from south to north across the region, generally ending by late morning. Additionally, heavy mixed precipitation can be expected along the freezing line Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Ex-49ers lineman's disturbing Instagram post might have led to school closing

Former Stanford and 49ers offensive lineman Jonathan Martin has reportedly been detained by police after a recent social media post of his displayed a rifle , ammunition and names of former teammates in the NFL . Martin, who previously revealed he tried to commit suicide multiple times while in the NFL, was the victim in a bullying scandal that rocked the league.

Trump Administration Announces 'Largest Ever' Sanctions on North Korea

The punitive measures, which follow multiple rounds of earlier sanctions, signal US officials' determination to use financial pressure to prompt North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to relinquish nuclear weapons, and their concern that under-the-radar fossil fuel trade undermines their ability to do so.