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When the Senate Met Sally


He's also accused Obama officials of illegally leaking classified information about Flynn's contacts with Kislyak. Yates said under oath that she warned the White House about Flynn to protect United States secrets. One of the questions McGahn asked Flynn was, "Why does it matter to DOJ if one White House official lies to another?" "Every few weeks we get new evidence that suggests that there was more, not less coordination than we previously thought between the Trump campaign and ... Read More »

Yates: Alarm about Russian blackmail led to warning on Flynn


He became a fierce critic of Obama's policies and a fervent Trump supporter. Former Justice Department official Sally Yates said she twice delivered a warning to the White House legal counsel that Flynn had been lying about his exchanges with the Russian ambassador, the Russians obviously knew about it, and this made Flynn an easy blackmail target. Read More »

Voting begins in S. Korea's presidential election


North Korea has responded defiantly with its own military drills and hostile rhetoric. South Korea's three major television networks - KBS, MBC and SBS - and the Seoul-based Korean Broadcasters Association jointly conducted the exit poll and announced its results simultaneously soon after voting stations closed at 8 p.m. Read More »

Glasgow City Council's new SNP leader 'open to coalition deal'


The Scottish Liberal Democrats received a 6.8% share of the first preference votes as they won 67 seats, with the Scottish Greens winning 19 seats on 4.1% of the votes. The launch in Edinburgh comes as the First Minister attempts to move her campaign away from the constitution and her government's Holyrood record. Ms Sturgeon's attack also came after the Prime Minister criticised the SNP Government for its independence "tunnel vision" and said that what it should be doing as the Brexit ... Read More »

Pope Francis Tries To Heal Wounds During His Speech In Egypt

Francis urged worshippers to be good and merciful to fellow Egyptians and said, "the only fanaticism believers can have is that of charity ". "Wherever he goes, he spreads the message of peace". However, in reality, "it was they who were dead, buried in the tomb of their limited understanding", the Pope continued, adding: "How often do we paralyze ourselves by refusing to transcend our own ideas of God, a god created in the image and likeness of man!" Pope Francis has said a third country ... Read More »

What does France's new president-elect have to offer?

The result wasn't close - Macron had 64 per cent support with about 90 per cent of votes counted. This time, a large number of French voters don't want either a far-right or centrist president whom many see as a defender of austerity and globalisation. Read More »

Ousted Obama official to speak on Trump aide's Russian Federation talks


Separately, two US officials told NBC News that the Defense Intelligence Agency didn't know Flynn had been paid almost $34,000 by a Russian state media outlet when it renewed his security clearance in April 2016. At the hearing, Yates said she made a decision to bring this to the White House's attention because Russian officials would likely have proof that Flynn misled White House officials, opening up the opportunity for blackmail. Read More »

UBS's Weber: Europe not "out of the woods" after French election

Her former paratrooper father founded the party in 1972 with his outspoken views thought to have led to a bombing in the apartment block targeting the family when Marine was just eight years old. She had placed third in the 2012 presidential vote. "He is a young president and he can bring you ideas". The populist contagion that convinced 52 percent of Britons previous year that their future would be brighter outside the European Union and made working-class Americans believe that a reality ... Read More »

New Hamas chief makes 1st public appearance in native Gaza

Marine Le Pen, his far-right opponent in the presidential runoff, quickly called the 39-year-old Macron to concede defeat after voters rejected her "French-first" nationalism by a large margin. Hamas expert Khaled Hroub said the shift to Gaza could weaken the group's regional ties, particularly if travel is limited. Ismail Haniyeh has been elected as expected to head the Hamas political bureau and thus become the supreme leader of the movement. Read More »

French President-elect Macron gears up for challenges ahead

Merkel on Monday praised the 39-year-old, who will be France's youngest-ever president, for the "courageous pro-European campaign" he waged successfully against far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen. In France, the left was deeply divided between the far-left Jean-Luc Melenchon and the Socialists, who were riding on the back of President Francois Hollande's unpopularity. Read More »

Federal appeals court to begin examining second Trump travel ban

The White House is fighting that ruling in the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San Francisco. The 4th Circuit "is historically quite conservative and quite pro-government, so for the Trump administration to lose before the full 4th Circuit I think would be quite a body blow for the second version of the executive order ", said Stephen Vladeck, a professor at the University of Texas law school. Read More »

NY politicians blast House for passing Trumpcare

U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence, a key Trump ally and the biggest defender of the push to repeal Obamacare in NY, said the changes would end up helping people, both by providing affordable healthcare and lowering county taxes. In a letter to McConnell, they wrote that the measure "does not provide stability and certainty for individuals and families" who use the program. At one point, Faso said, "it's a pleasure to work with [Maloney]", according to the Poughkeepsie Journal . Read More »

What's next for Arvind Kejriwal if MCD exit poll results are true?


People were seen standing in long queues in Delhi's Pandav Nagar area even as the pace of voting at some polling booths was slow. Incidentally, in May a year ago, bypolls to 13 wards were held, in which the AAP had finished on top with five seats, followed by the Congress with 4, the BJP at 3. Read More »

South Korea Election: Polls Open To Choose New President


His victory was bolstered by strong support from younger people, the majority of whom voted for him, according to the exit polls. Arguing Hong is the "gang of former President Park and the goner of the history", KCNA said Hong sought to "extend the utterly rotten conservative rule of Park Geun-hye". Read More »

Macron won 66.1%, Le Pen 33.9% in French vote: final results

The prospect of a Le Pen presidency had unnerved some after polls had failed to accurately read the popular sentiment that led to Britain's vote previous year to leave the European Union and the election of President Donald Trump. Despite Le Pen's loss, the election marked a record result for National Front. In order to govern properly, Macron's fledgling political movement En Marche must now scramble together a majority in June's parliamentary elections . Read More »

Political careers will soon be over for those who voted for Trumpcare

Ryan said the House vote was one part of a "multistage process". "We will hold him accountable", Applegate, a retired Marine, said. "And that's what we're doing". Senate Democrats are expected to solidly oppose the GOP effort to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law. The reason Republicans can not pass anything is ultimately because the so-called "dealmaker" who leads them has failed to stand up to Democrats or even his own party. Read More »

Rockets Even Series At 2-2 With 125-104 Win Over Spurs

Rockets and Spurs Even Going Into Game 5 / Into boxing as well? An unbecoming number in most any sport popped out at Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni every time he glanced at the box score between the third and fourth games of the Western Conference semifinals versus the Spurs . Read More »

Enraged Israel slashes United Nations funding over UNESCO resolution

United Nations cultural agency calls on "occupying power" to end projects aimed at altering "character and status of the Holy City". The resolution, passed by 22 votes to 10 on Tuesday (2 May), branded Israel's annexation of the eastern city as a violation of global law, mirroring a UN Security Council resolution passed in December. Read More »

President Trump praises Australian universal health care system


The United States for years has received bad grades for its health-care system relative to other wealthy industrialized countries. " He was simply being complimentary of the prime minster", Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee told reporters during a press briefing Friday. Read More »

Turkey to take further anti-Kurdish military action in Iraq, Syria


Yet the two organizations have direct ties, and Kurdish citizens of Turkey are among the YPG's fighters. Although the information did not specify civilian casualties, they indicated that there were continuous gun attacks on rural areas in various areas, a situation that aggravates the confrontation in the region, where the Kurdish Self-Defense Forces hold positions. Read More »

Pakistan summons Afghan Charge d' Affairs over border firing

To a query, General Aamir said that the Bab-e-Dosti on Pak-Afghan border would remain close till normalcy of the situation. A senior official at the Pakistan Foreign Ministry said that during recent contacts Washington was urged to play its role to defuse Pakistan-Afghan tension. Read More »

Storms and flooding kill 14 in South and Midwest

A woman was killed in Missouri on Saturday because of thunderstorms and rain stroke Midwest causing the happening of tornadoes and floods. With survey teams working the direct paths of wreckage from Saturday's storms, new information is being released. Read More »

Hundreds rally at Capitol against President Trump's immigration policies

Unions in Greece marched and critiqued austerity measures. They demanded their voices be heard, and their rights be protected. In Moscow, two marches drew from "nostalgia for Soviet times", the AP writes. But this year, authorities are anxious about a different kind of violence - "crowd-on-crowd conflict", as Seattle Police Capt. Chris Fowler puts it. "He is not the king of the United States", said attendee Oscar Cruz, 58, describing himself as a Mexican immigrant who has lived in the United ... Read More »

UK PM Theresa May talks Brexit with French President-Elect Emmanuel Macron

Speaking to thousands of supporters from the museum's courtyard, he said: "Tonight you won, France won". European Parliament President Antonio Tajani told AFP: "We have received a vote of confidence from France in the European Union". German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, a leading SPD figure, seized on Macron's win to take aim at Merkel's conservatives who have pushed a hard line on reducing national budget deficits. Read More »

Conaway Votes to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

The Senate's 52 Republicans may need Democratic support to pass their version of a bill depending on the bill's budgetary features. Either way, some House Republicans now find themselves in a similar position that Democrats in their body did in the 2010 elections. Read More »

Theresa May 'not taking anything for granted' after Labour's local election rout

In the wake of Friday's results , Labour has been forced to deny a rift between Mr Corbyn and former cabinet minister Andy Burnham, who was elected metro mayor for Greater Manchester on Friday. "As we go into the General Election, the people of Scotland have a clear choice", she said. Brexit minister says Britain won't be bullied by EU. "I wasn't sure if people could bring themselves to vote Conservative because we still have a mining heritage". Read More »

Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 5/10/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

It's not just shots on goal where the Capitals are dominating, though, because putting so much rubber Fleury's way has also resulted in a sizeable advantage in scoring chances. Losing it likely means the Caps will squander their best opportunity to win a Stanley Cup. NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Ryan Johansen scored the game-winning goal 3:15 into the third period, and Nashville advanced to its first Western Conference final in franchise history Sunday by beating St. Read More »

Why Macron Won The French Presidential Race

Macron himself has signaled that he wants to take the middle road. On Sunday, FN presidential candidate Marine Le Pen lost to Macron with 33.9 percent of the votes against his 66.1 percent. "It goes both ways". A spokeswoman for Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said strengthening the euro zone would be one topic that he would discuss with his new French counterpart once Macron has installed a new cabinet. Read More »

Nick Cannon's Childhood Friend Shot and Killed In San Diego

Detectives last night said that Selis had been despondent over a breakup with his girlfriend and that he had been speaking with the woman on his mobile phone during the rampage because he wanted her to hear the carnage. Phillips said he carried one of the wounded victims to safety. "This is a tragic reminder that even a city as prosperous and peaceful as San Diego is not immune to senseless acts of violence such as this". Read More »

Who Had the Most Memorable Met Gala Look?

Earning some major fashion cred for sticking to the theme, she sported a bright red, armless creation straight from Comme des Garcons collection last season. While Rihanna just might be the only person who could pull off this fabulous ensemble in full, that doesn't mean we can't recreate our favorite bits of it. Read More »