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Trump Attacks James Comey on Twitter

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Comey. In the tweet, Trump warned Comey that he may have "tapes" of their conversations he could brandish should Comey go to the media with his account of the events that led to his firing. He said in an NBC News interview on Thursday that Mr Comey told him once over dinner and twice by telephone that he is not under investigation. "I have long believed that a President can fire an FBI Director for any reason, or for no reason at all", Comey told former colleagues in a letter he ... Read More »

Putin to provide transcripts of Trump, Lavrov conversation

The White House is in a "downward spiral" and needs to do something to get "under control", Republican Senator Bob Corker has said. Ryan's comments after a closed-door meeting of House Republicans came as lawmakers grappled with a series of damaging developments out of the White House over the past week. Read More »

Microsoft to NSA: WannaCry is your fault

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This story doesn't feel too surprising. Regarding the RBI directive to banks on software updates of ATMs, Pradeep Oommen, CEO, Bijlipay, said , "this directive will have two pronged impact". There is a cost attached to supporting a product, and it is unfair to expect an organization to support a 16-year old product without paying for extended support. Read More »

Russia's deputy FM tipped as ambassador to US

To boot, Kislyak was a key figure in the controversy that led to the firing of Gen. Michael Flynn, briefly Trump's national security adviser. Second, he invited Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak to the Oval Office one day after he fired FBI Director James Comey, which he followed with confusing and changing rationales. Read More »

French President meets German Chancellor

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Like Macron, Bayrou has a penchant for the literary and is the author of over a dozen books on history and politics, including one on French King Henry IV, who was famed for his contribution to the arts. And he asked Macron also to "contribute to the cooperation and solidarity among nations", and to continue to promote "in Europe and in the world the search for peace and common good, the respect of life and the defense of dignity of each person". Read More »

1 dead, 19 injured after car crashes into Times Square crowd

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters there was no indication it was an act of terrorism and that the driver had two previous arrests for drunk driving. Josh Duboff, who works nearby and jumped out of the way to avoid being hit, said: "People were being hit and rolling off the vehicle". An 18-year-old girl who was walking on the pavement with her 13-year-old sister was fatally injured. Read More »

Donald Trump 'asked Comey to shut down Flynn investigation'

Also on Wednesday, the first Republican raised the prospect of impeachment. However, Amash has been a consistent critic of Trump, as well as an opponent of House Republican leadership and his views are not widely representative. Those who "are destabilizing the internal U.S. political situation using anti-Russian slogans either don't understand that they are bringing this nonsense in on their own side, and then they are just stupid, or else they understand everything, and then they are risky ... Read More »

U.S. official denies Western Wall is Israel's

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A move would also be costly: the us doesn't own a facility in Jerusalem large enough to house its embassy, and would have to build a secure compound at considerable expense even as Trump seeks money for a military buildup, a border wall and infrastructure development. Read More »

States of Jersey 'remain unaffected' by global cyber attack

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It runs in the background and saves every file that is added to the computer or is changed. "Anybody and everybody you must update your software when your manufacturer tells you to because they've already had these patches out". We have learned that the bitcoin accounts have been abandoned, and there never was an automated decryption process, so victims should not pay the ransom. Read More »

Mattis 'Not Worried' About Trump Sharing Intel

In March 2004, Comey, then deputy attorney general, was summoned to the hospital bed of his boss, Atty. Gen. "At worst, he has obstructed justice". Only the U.S. Any investigation would pay close attention to the timeline. And he adopted a skeptical tone toward the reports that have the White House in chaos and lawmakers scrambling to respond. Read More »

Iran's Rouhani congratulates South Korea's Moon on presidential victory

That contrasted with its one-sentence Korean-language report of the election of Mr Moon's conservative predecessor Park Geun-Hye in 2012, which did not mention her name or her support. "President Moon accepted the invitation", the statement read . His stance could create friction with officials in Washington. The hurried deployment of the THAAD batteries last month, literally in the middle of the night, "lacked democratic procedure", Moon complained in an interview last week with the Post's ... Read More »

Judges Will Again Decide Fate Of Travel Ban

Is there any justification for that part of the order, he asked Katyal? Because of how the courts chose to proceed, a full slate of 13 judges heard the 4th Circuit arguments last week, while just three, all appointees of President Bill Clinton, will sit in Seattle. Read More »

Trump willing to use engagement on North Korea crisis - South Korea envoy

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The reclusive state claimed to have successfully conducted a missile test proving it has the capacity to carry a "large scale nuclear warhead". Defense experts say that North Korea's Taepodong missile resembles Iran's Shahab missile. Again, the olive branch Moon extended to President Kim came as a surprise, given North Korea's threats for decades to reduce Seoul , the capital of South Korea , to a "sea of fire". Read More »

Putin: 'Stupid' Trump critics are creating 'anti-Russian sentiment'

It is extraordinary for a president to share such information without consent of the country that collected it, apparently violating the confidentiality of an intelligence-sharing agreement with Israel. On February 13, Flynn resigned from his post, acknowledging that he had provided White House officials with "incomplete information" over a phone call he'd had with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. Read More »

Sean Spicer Refuses to Answer Questions About Trump Tapes of Comey

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I'll be working hard for people running for Congress and the people running for the Senate. Indeed, during the campaign, Trump praised Comey for his announcement about Hillary's emails that darkened her chances for winning the election, and Trump said that Comey "showed guts" for having made his statement. Read More »

The NSA told Microsoft about EternalBlue hack used in WannaCry

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In addition to that, stealing patients' data is relatively easy since healthcare has been slow in adopting proper security mechanisms, especially when compared to other sectors like banking where customer information is also sacrosanct. While organisations still struggle to reinstate normal service, there are fears that the vast spread of the ransomware will inspire more versions - and that many systems remain unpatched. Read More »

Republicans Are Worried that Trump's Scandals May Hurt Their Legislative Agenda

At this point, the bigger problem may be that there are too many very real stories to keep up with. But, second - and most especially - it turns out it was Comey's obdurateness in refusing to shut down the FBI's ongoing investigation (running since last July) of that problematic Russia connection for Flynn and the others, the Russians' election interference in the U.S., and all the rest of it. Read More »

Russian Federation foreign minister still trolls about Trump classified info

Reacting to the appointment of a special counsel to probe his campaign's ties with Russia, US President Donald Trump on Thursday said a thorough investigation will prove that no such collusion took place. The Senate Intelligence Committee's Republican chairman and Democratic vice chairman sent a letter to Comey "seeking his appearance before the [committee] in both open and closed sessions", the panel said in a statement on Wednesday. Read More »

US Embassy to Stay in Tel Aviv For Now

The two officials also agreed to improve accounting and auditing and accuracy of providing the Palestinian side with accounting information, in a manner that ensures Palestinian interests. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, in preparation for next week's visit by Trump, is known to be hoping to gain support for the USA embassy move, as it would be interpreted as validating Israel's 1967 annexation of the eastern section of Jerusalem , and a slap in the face to Palestine's original claims on ... Read More »

President Trump assails 'witch hunt' after naming of special counsel

Tim Scott, R-S.C. "I do think that the special prosecutor provides a sense of calm and confidence perhaps for the American people, which is incredibly important". His tweets undercut the more measured official statement that the White House had issued the night before and illustrated the degree to which the investigation may distract and damage his presidency. Read More »

Online speculators increasing bets on early end to Donald Trump's presidency

Senate are worlds apart), but basically, Trump's ownership of businesses in foreign countries puts him in violation of a Constitutional clause that prevents him from earning money from foreign sources while he's President. So even though this country has historically shown a willingness to give its chief executive a lot of latitude, let's assume this Comey thing (or something else) qualifies. Read More »

Political parties, media should refrain from doing politics on ICJ's order

Jadhav was arrested in the southwestern Pakistani province of Balochistan in March 2016. United Nations court orders Pakistan to stay the execution of Jadhav, a retired Indian naval officer, in a setback to Islamabad . Meanwhile, Pakistan adviser on foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz said Islamabad would decide about the consular access to Jadhav in the light of "national security dynamics". Read More »

Surprise tax increases in 2017 Australian budget

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Well, apart from an incredibly optimistic set of economic predictions, Morrison picked one huge fight on Budget night, slugging the biggest five Australian banks with a levy worth more than $6 billion. The budget deficit has widened to $37.6 billion for 2016/17 from the $36.5 billion estimated in the mid-year update. A$75 billion to be spent over 10 years on rail, roads and runways, including A$5.3 billion for a second airport in Sydney. Read More »

Senate Judiciary Committee Wants FBI's Comey Memos

Curbelo, one of the most threatened GOP congressmen, is a frequent Trump critic who had been facing stinging criticism in his Democratic-leaning district for voting for House Republicans' healthcare legislation. Whether Republicans can dust themselves off may depend on what the Comey memos and other documents show. A pair of Senate committees, meanwhile, wants more information about Comey's interaction with President Trump. Read More »

Does US believe Western Wall is in Israel?

Also, a key intelligence source that was stopping airplanes from being blown up might be compromised, so there's that. Trump appears to have spoken without Israel's consent, which would mark a severe violation of their intelligence-sharing agreement. Read More »

HTC launches HTC U11: Snapdragon 835, no headphone jack

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That means it's metal and glass - a departure from the all-aluminum unibody designs of past HTC phones - with curved panels that blend into the metal frame and vibrant, pearlescent colors. The latest device sees HTC push artificial intelligence, with the inclusion of an "industry first" packing Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant into the software . Read More »

Fact Check: 'We Don't Have Health Care In This Country,' Trump Says

The law makes hundreds of billions of dollars of federal aid available to states to extend Medicaid coverage to poor adults, a population that had been largely excluded from the government safety net program. Those include a lack of young, healthy enrollees, too many sick plan members and an exodus of insurance carriers from certain areas of country. House GOP leaders say the amendment prevents insurers from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. Read More »

Lawmakers demand swift action for Turkish Embassy violence

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He warned that Brett McGurk, the USA diplomatic envoy to the Operation Inherent Resolve coalition, should not "poison" the administration by backing Kurdish groups in a continuation of Obama-era policies. Nine people were transported to the hospital, one with serious injuries. It is unclear if they worked for the embassy or were members of the counter-protest. Read More »

Why did Trump want a private conversation with Comey?

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Veterans of past presidential scandals say working in Trump's White House is about to take a turn for the worse. "As long as the clouds hang over a presidency it becomes much more hard to get anything else done". The Wisconsin Republican says Congress will want to know if Trump asked Comey to end the probe, "why didn't he take action at the time ". "I think we'll have director Comey come back to the Congress in fairly short order to testify before one committee or another", Schiff told ... Read More »

Lookin At Lee eyes Preakness glory after strong run in Derby

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He did race his first six career races with them and those were some of his best efforts, so I'm not surprised to see connections return to what worked. And Pletcher has never won The Preakness, although he's only tried 8 times. But he still made up ground late in the race to finish seventh. Too often, a great horse gets knocked around in the chaos of the start, unable to recover. Read More »