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Mark Warner, D-Va., vice chairman of the panel, said, "The subpoena requests documents relevant to the Committee's investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 elections". The announcement comes a day after the Trump administration fired James B. Comey from his post as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), citing his handling of a probe into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails as the reason for his termination.
  • 11 killed by storms and flooding in South and Midwest

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    The storms have flattened homes, uprooted trees and cut down power lines. On the tail end of the system, a late season snowstorm dropped up to 50 centimeters of powder in western Kansas, along with winds up to 90 kph (60 mph). Officials in Washington County recovered the body of a 76-year-old man in his vehicle in a field that had been submerged. The confirmed death toll rose to 16.
  • Spicer may address Russia probe in news briefing

    Spicer may address Russia probe in news briefing

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    Former Acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates testified at a high-profile hearing on Monday that she had warned the White House in January that Flynn had been compromised and could have been vulnerable to blackmail by Russian Federation.
  • Acting FBI chief contradicts White House claim

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    On Capitol Hill, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe strongly disputed the White House's assertion that Comey had been fired in part because he had lost the confidence of the FBI's rank-and-file. Some of the officials that spoke with NBC know Comey personally. "He's a showboat. He's a grandstander". "The FBI has been in turmoil. I was gonna fire him regardless of the recommendation".
  • U.S. to arm Syrian Kurds in big blow to Turkey

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    US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said on Thursday that the United States will continue extensive dialogue with Turkey despite disagreements just after the decision became public that the US would arm the Syrian Kurds. Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli said the United States should review its move. The Trump administration says it will supply the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG is the main component, with heavier weapons ahead of a push on the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, ...
  • Macron team announces candidates for June parliamentary election

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    Macron's victory at the head of a year-old movement that has presented itself as a home for progressives of all stripes has blown up France's long-standing left-right political divide. "It is behind us", he said. Macron went on to promise robust funding for climate initiatives. President-elect Macron, 39, was previously economy minister in Hollande's cabinet.
  • Trump said firing Flynn 'did not sound like an emergency'

    Trump said firing Flynn 'did not sound like an emergency'

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    And even then, hopes are fading that there can be a bipartisan conclusion on the extent of Russian election meddling. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File). She said Flynn's concealment about the exact nature of his Russian contacts had compromised his position. 'I inadvertently briefed the Vice President-elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian ambassador.
  • Ismail Haniyeh elected new overall leader of Hamas

    Ismail Haniyeh elected new overall leader of Hamas

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    Hamas's Gaza spokesman Fawzi Barhum said the leadership transition would be smooth. It comes a few days after Hamas unveiled a revised charter that eased its position on Israel and distanced itself from Islamist groups in the region in what was seen as a bid to reverse years of growing isolation in the region.
  • Incendi nel Palermitano, terzo in pochi giorni a Cefalù

    Incendi nel Palermitano, terzo in pochi giorni a Cefalù

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    Già da ieri il sindaco Rosario Lapunzina aveva lanciato l'allerta istituendo anche un numero verde (800 .208129) e chiedendo la collaborazione dei cittadini . Altri roghi si sono verificati nel Palermitano, soprattutto a Cefalù , dove sono intervenuti Canadair . A domare il fuoco sono impegnate diverse squadre di pompieri provenienti dalle province di Caltanissetta e Agrigento.
  • Kushner family won't attend China investor pitch after criticism

    Kushner family won't attend China investor pitch after criticism

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    Promotional materials for the event played up the company's proximity to the White House and encouraged attendees to "invest under the old rules", an apparent nod to the Trump administration's plans to overhaul the program. The EB-5 program was begun in 1990 and has recently been the subject of numerous scandals and frauds, some seeing it as little more than way for rich foreigners to buy US permanent legal residence and a path to citizenship.
  • Microsoft CEO Says Their New Phones Won't Be Anything Like Current Phones

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    Windows 10 S will also be available for free to schools that are now running Windows 10 Pro PCs and this switch will include free Office 365 for Education along with Microsoft Teams. Microsoft is also offering Office 365 for Education, including use of the new Microsoft Teams free of charge to students and educators. It sports a 13.5-inch screen, 14.5-hour battery life (or so Microsoft promises), a clamshell body, and a keyboard covered in Alcantara fabric , the same material used for ...