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On Thursday, the New York Times published an account of a dinner, sourced to two Comey associates, that differed from the president's account. Close associates of Mr. In a striking reversal one day earlier, Trump told NBC News that he planned to fire Comey even before meeting with top-ranking Justice Department officials and soliciting their recommendations on his performance.
  • To send delegation to China's Belt and Road summit

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    China and Pakistan on Saturday inked various infrastructure agreements, including on setting up ports and for further developing Gwadar port, ahead of the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) forum that begins on Sunday, media reported. While China plans to invest tens of billions of dollars in the ambitious vision, few details have been made clear on how the project will proceed. It is about expanding China's strategic and political influence at the US' expense, say analysts.
  • Trump Says New FBI Director Could Be Named Next Week

    Trump Says New FBI Director Could Be Named Next Week

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    Critics have assailed Trump for abruptly dismissing Comey just as the agency is investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, and possible Moscow ties to the Trump presidential campaign. On Thursday, the New York Times published an account of a dinner, sourced to two Comey associates, that differed from the president's account. Had Comey affirmed, for example, that Trump was indeed under investigation - what then? Sarah Huckabee Sanders, principal deputy press ...
  • Liberals eke out win as minority government

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    Horgan told reporters he meant to wait for the election's final outcome on May 24 before talking further about government scenarios, adding he would be willing to work with any party. But premier Clark is the big loser. Horgan says he has now spoken with both Clark and Weaver. A potential minority government is not something anyone could have prepared for, Krog added.
  • Chibok Girls A long road to recovery from Boko Haram's camp

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    Dozens of girls have managed to escape after Boko Haram kidnapped them from Chibok, Nigeria in 2014, but there were still more than 200 who were missing for more than two years. Rebecca Yaga and her husband Samuel, are still optimistic that even if their daughter is not part of the 82 girls who were recently released, she will certainly be released.
  • Korean president talks to China, Japan

    Korean president talks to China, Japan

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    But former US officials held two days of informal talks in Oslo, Norway, this week with a Pyongyang delegation led by Choe Son Hui, a senior diplomat for North America. South Korea's new president launched worldwide efforts to defuse tension over North Korea's weapons development on Thursday, urging both dialogue and sanctions while also aiming to ease China's anger about a US anti-missile system.
  • Barack Obama reveals new presidential library

    Barack Obama reveals new presidential library

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    Along with establishing a monument to the former first couple's presidential legacy, the Obamas hope the center has more of a direct impact on the Chicago neighborhood it will call home. In rolling out plans for the presidential center, the former president has said he wants the presidential center to be more than an archive or museum, but also an incubator to affect change locally, nationally and globally.
  • Texas' proposed bathroom bill is likely to fail

    Texas' proposed bathroom bill is likely to fail

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    Many in Texas were upset over Beggs being able to compete against girls, and the state is now considering a bill that would essentially allow the UIL to ban transgender people from competing in high school sports. are taking steroids". The bill will also give the Department of Family and Protective Services authority to waive any minimum standards necessary in order to license the facilities.
  • Trump Says He Planned to Fire 'Showboat' FBI Chief All Along

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    He added, "Regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire Comey". White House officials said on Wednesday Trump's anger at Comey had been building for months but a turning point came when the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief refused to preview for top Trump aides his planned testimony to a May 3 senate hearing on the Clinton email issue - a move Trump and his aides took it as an act of insubordination.
  • Dudley Group bosses say borough hospitals escaped NHS cyber attack

    Dudley Group bosses say borough hospitals escaped NHS cyber attack

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    The ransomware called WannaCry locks up files on computers and encrypts them in a way that it does not allow user to access them anymore. However shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth said the attack was "terrible news and a real worry for patients" and urged the Government to be "clear about what's happened".