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by | June 18, 2017 | 23:34

Insider attacks have been occurring with deadly regularity since 2011. The Taliban claimed the commando had been an infiltrator, but Afghan officials said it appeared to have been the outcome of a personal dispute. When the Taliban announced the start of their spring offensive they took particular aim "on foreign forces, their military and intelligence infrastructure and in eliminating their internal mercenary apparatus".

by | June 18, 2017 | 23:31

Democratic senators have seized on the possibility of a third meeting to suggest that Sessions has not been forthcoming about the extent of his communications with the ambassador. Asked to respond, Spicer said he called "and asked him to clarify that his statement was not based on any meetings or conversations with the president".

by | June 18, 2017 | 23:34

Speaking at a Senate appropriations subcommittee hearing today (June 13), Rosenstein confirmed Trump could not legally outright fire Mueller himself, and assured senators that the Justice Department has given Mueller the "full independence he needs to conduct that investigation".

by | June 18, 2017 | 23:28

Trump and the Cuban-American Congress members who helped design the new policy pledged on Friday that it would block the flow of US cash toward military-linked enterprises and direct it toward independent businesses, with the long-term aim of overturning President Raul Castro's government.

by | June 18, 2017 | 23:27

But Thomas was more focused on the 63 than the par record for the Open. Forget about par being a good score in the U.S. Open. And yet, Thomas won't even walk to the first tee box Sunday with the lead. He dropped another shot at the fourth, and despite showing his battling qualities with a birdie at the eight, another bogey at ten kept him down among the also-rans.

by | June 18, 2017 | 23:28

At the time, a spokeswoman for the agency said no announcement on Clarke had been made. It's not clear what Clarke will now do instead. Trump and Clarke met in Wisconsin on Tuesday and discussed other roles in which Clarke could help advance Trump's agenda, the Washington Post reported, citing Peterson .

by | June 18, 2017 | 23:25

The Milwaukee County Sheriff that caused a commotion when he said he was up for the job of assistant secretary position at the Department of Homeland Security has withdrawn his name from consideration. It is not clear how Clarke will continue to serve Trump now, but the pair met Tuesday to discuss other roles, the Washington Post reports . Clark also stands accused of supposedly plagiarizing portions of his Naval Postgraduate School master's thesis, an allegation which the school is now ...

by | June 18, 2017 | 23:24

The names have not been disclosed, those listed had been briefed. Scalise had been at "imminent risk of death" when he was first brought into the hospital on Wednesday, and he received many units of transfused blood, the doctor said. "I understand he was awake on scene but by the time he was transported by helicopter to the MedStar trauma center, he was in shock", Sava said. After Saturday's surgery, which was not described in detail, Scalise "continues to show improvement", the ...

by | June 18, 2017 | 02:55

Trump's address in Miami announced changes in the United States' policy toward Cuba after the Obama administration chose to normalize relations with the island nation following a decades-long freeze of diplomatic ties. Yet new moves will burden the USA government with the complicated task of policing U.S.travel to Cuba to make sure there are no transactions with the military-linked conglomerate that runs much of the Cuban economy.

by | June 18, 2017 | 02:49

There are options on the table, including a Senate-backed plan and another presented this week by Republicans . He accused majority Democrats of "ignoring" his recommendations and said there are "tough" choices to make before the start of the July 1 fiscal year.

by | June 18, 2017 | 02:33

Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research released a new poll this week, and it found that approximately 61% of surveyed Americans believe that Trump tried to "obstruct the investigation" into Russia's 2016 election interference.

by | June 18, 2017 | 02:27

These latest sanctions are in retaliation for Russia's interference in last year's presidential election. Democrats and Republicans in the Senate joined forces to approve a sanctions bill that punishes longtime adversaries Iran and Russian Federation.

by | June 18, 2017 | 02:27

The bill, if ratified, will target the individuals and entities linked to Iran's missile activities. UNSC Resolution 2231 calls on Iran "not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles created to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons".

by | June 18, 2017 | 02:01

Hawaii Governor David Ige signed SB 559 , which "expands strategies and mechanisms to reduce greenhouse gas emissions statewide in alignment with the principles and goals adopted in the Paris agreement", according to a press release Wednesday .

by | June 18, 2017 | 01:52

Trump appeared to confirm he was being investigated for obstruction in a tweet on Friday that read: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" "Witch Hunt." The tweet marked the first time Trump has publicly acknowledged that he is under investigation personally.

by | June 18, 2017 | 01:51

The US 7th Fleet said in a statement that the crash damaged two berthing spaces, a machinery room and the radio room. The 10,000-ton guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald and the ACX Crystal , a 29,000-ton container ship flagged in the Philippines, collided early Saturday local time, officials said.

by | June 18, 2017 | 01:14

Cassidy, a physician, has been a ringleader of sorts for Republican moderates skeptical of the GOP's partisan Obamacare repeal approach. The Senate GOP's working group on healthcare presented an early draft of the bill in a closed-door meeting Tuesday, Politico reported .

by | June 18, 2017 | 01:14

The US Navy also said that the ship suffered damage on starboard side, above and below the waterline, and that it had begun to take on water. The Navy, Japanese maritime defense vessels and the coast guard were working to stabilize the destroyer as it headed to shore, said Navy chief Adm.

by | June 18, 2017 | 00:57

During the December meeting with Kislyak, Kushner suggested establishing a secure communications line between Trump officials and the Kremlin at a Russian diplomatic facility, reports The Washington Post . "When I chose to just do it, I said to myself - I said, you know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story", Trump told Lester Holt of NBC News in an interview broadcast May 11.

by | June 18, 2017 | 00:56

The three teens, two males ages 15 and 17, and a 16-year-old female, were all members of the LAPD cadet program, Police Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday. "We are going to take this apart top to bottom", Beck said. What followed apparently were two separate pursuits. He said she was "an innocent bystander in a separate vehicle".

by | June 18, 2017 | 00:51

A source close to the President said Trump is being counseled to steer clear of such a dramatic move like firing the special counsel. After news of Ruddy's interview surfaced, Rep. Asked on the American ABC's This Week program whether the President would promise not to interfere or order Mr Mueller's sacking, Mr Sekulow said: "Look, the President of the United States, as we all know, is a unitary executive.

by | June 18, 2017 | 00:11

Trump should have given a straight answer when asked whether he has tapes of his communications with Comey during last week's news conference, Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME told CNN on Monday. The House Intelligence Committee has requested the White House turn over any tapes that might exist. He's " just having a little fun ", this person said of Trump's tape antics.

by | June 17, 2017 | 07:30

Republican Sen. Roy Blunt, vice-chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, said Friday that President Donald Trump should to stop discussing investigations into Russian Federation interference in the 2016 election and the Trump campaign.

by | June 17, 2017 | 07:32

The police officer who opened fire on Philando Castile while he was attempting to abide by the law with his girlfriend and a young child in the vehicle has been cleared of all charges by a Minnesota jury . The ACLU and Amnesty International issued statements criticizing the verdict and NAACP Legal Defense Fund Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill said the jury's decision shows how hard it is to prosecute a police officer in a fatal shooting.

by | June 17, 2017 | 07:30

Some have alleged that Mueller can not be a fair special counsel because of his relationship with former FBI Director James Comey , who was sacked by President Donald Trump last month. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, an informal adviser to the President, questioned whether the special counsel investigation would be impartial. But the president is going to seek the advice of his counsel and inside the government as well as outside.