Author: 0 Sessions heatedly denies improper Russian Federation contacts

Sessions said President Trump did talk about Comey's firing and said he was upset with Comey's handling of the Russian investigation. After Sessions referred to a Justice Department policy that compelled him to refuse to disclose communications between himself and the president until Trump had waived executive privilege , Harris pressed him.

Author: 0 Australia skipper Jedinak out of Confederations Cup

Ange Postecoglou discussed Australia's negative press coverage ahead of their friendly match against Brazil . With eight players coming into Australia's starting XI compared to last week's World Cup qualifying triumph over Saudi Arabia , plus six substitutes in the second half, Postecoglou claimed those changes led to a disjointed performance from the Socceroos during periods against Brazil.

Author: 0 House Passes Bill To Overhaul Dodd-Frank, Minimize Regulations

Senate Republicans will likely seek to craft their own companion measure to overhaul the Dodd-Frank regulations. "Today's passage of the Financial CHOICE Act is a bad decision by the House of Representatives ", left-leaning think tank Economic Policy Institute said of the vote.

Business No longer out of bounds: Trump allies question Mueller probe
Author: 0 No longer out of bounds: Trump allies question Mueller probe

But Stephen Gillers, a New York University professor who specializes in legal and judicial ethics, said the Mueller interview with Trump presented "no conflict whatsoever". Later, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) asked Rosenstein whether President Donald Trump ever talked about the special counsel with Rosenstein . On Tuesday, Democrats and Republicans expressed concern about Mueller's fate and advised the president that he would be making a big mistake by firing him.

Business Alvaro Morata's agent says Man United waiting on Real Madrid's decision
Author: 0 Alvaro Morata's agent says Man United waiting on Real Madrid's decision

United are thought to have identified Morata as their main transfer target this summer, with the club prioritising the purchase of an "out-and-out" striker to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic. "I can say that this is a very important proposal and now the decision is with Real". When pressed about a deal being completed, Lopez pumped the breaks a bit, saying: "I can not say - we will see".

Author: 0 Why Jeff Sessions says he can't talk

And while Sessions agreed to testify publicly, there are questions about his motivations. Sessions' June 13 testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee was the latest in a series of dramatic congressional hearings that have gripped Washington for weeks now and helped hobble President Donald Trump's administration.

Author: 0 Domestic fuel prices expected to fall next week

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $49.47 per barrel down 19 cents, or 0.4 percent, from their last settlement. Data released Thursday by the U.S. United States production could be up to 800-1,000 million barrels per day higher year on year by end-2017, according to the Fitch forecasts. So far, the production-cut agreement has had little impact on global inventory levels due to rising supply from producers not participating in the accord, such as Libya and Nigeria, ...

Author: 0 Fed is set to raise rates this week despite political tumult

The US Dollar was broadly steady against Asian currencies . PNC Bank Chief Economist Gus Faucher tells VOA that a healthy labor market and some wage growth make it a near certainty that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at the conclusion of its meeting Wednesday.

Author: 0 North Korea releases United States student held for 17 months

On Tuesady morning, Tillerson reported to Trump that Warmbier is on the way home, and the last instruction Trump gave was: "Take care of Otto", the paper quoted a senior administration official as saying. "Fred, Cindy, and the Warmbier family have been remarkably strong throughout this ordeal". In rare high-level contacts, Yun met senior North Korean officials in Oslo in May, where it was agreed Swedish officials in Pyongyang , who handle USA consular affairs there, would be allowed to ...

Business It's Jeff Sessions' turn in the hot seat
Author: 0 It's Jeff Sessions' turn in the hot seat

Comey told the intelligence committee that, after an encounter with President Trump in which he said Trump pressured him to back off an investigation into the former national security adviser, Comey "implored" Sessions to make sure he was never left alone with the president again - but that Sessions didn't respond.

Business Trump pushes for privatizing USA air traffic control
Author: 0 Trump pushes for privatizing USA air traffic control

DJ Gribbin, special assistant to the president for infrastructure, acknowledged that the proposal - which National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) supported in its previous iteration - "had been percolating in DC for decades, so it was naturally low hanging fruit from policy perspective".

Business Jeff Sessions to appear before Senate intelligence committee
Author: 0 Jeff Sessions to appear before Senate intelligence committee

After ex-FBI Director James Comey testified last week that Sessions was dismissed from the Oval Office so President Trump could try to persuade him to drop an investigation into Michael Flynn (his disgraced former national security advisor) many questions lingered.

Author: 0 Dem Senator Tells Jeff Sessions That He's 'Impeding' the Investigation

The former Alabama senator also defended himself against accusations that he misrepresented himself during his confirmation hearing when he said he hadn't met with Russian officials during the campaign. You're impeding this investigation. Both said Trump asked Sessions and other officials to leave the room before he closed the door to meet privately with Comey.

Author: 0 Deputy AG wouldn't fire Mueller if unlawful

Asked Monday if the White House thought Sessions should invoke executive privilege to avoid answering questions about his conversations with Trump, presidential spokesman Sean Spicer replied, "It depends on the scope of the questions". And since Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the investigation, Rosenstein is acting in that capacity. The White House distanced itself on Monday afternoon from the speculation sparked by Ruddy, who told PBS's Newshour that Trump ...

Business Uber boss Travis Kalanick takes time out from embattled firm
Author: 0 Uber boss Travis Kalanick takes time out from embattled firm

CEO Travis Kalanick told employees he was taking an unspecified leave, during which he'll work on his leadership skills. Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick announced that he will indeed take an indefinite leave of absence as his company grapples with a year steeped in turmoil.

Business Senior Uber exec Emil Michael is out
Author: 0 Senior Uber exec Emil Michael is out

Full view will be published shortly. Kalanick's confidante and Uber Senior Vice President Emil Michael officially left the ride-sharing giant on Monday, with the company reportedly looking to add Nestle Executive Vice President Wan Ling Martello to its board in the near future.

Author: 0 For Trump, a prosecution of Comey would be a disaster

Comey clearly was telling the truth. Sessions has been dogged by questions about possible additional encounters with the ambassador. He was meticulous in his details, most of which he memorialized immediately after his disturbing contacts with President Donald Trump .

Author: 0 Antofagasta plc (ANTO) PT Lowered to GBX 700 at Jefferies Group LLC

As per Wednesday, September 30, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Monday, August 24 by TheStreet. Credit Suisse maintained AstraZeneca plc (LON:AZN) rating on Friday, February 5. Equities research analysts anticipate that BT Group PLC will post $3.83 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Author: 0 Chinese Box Office The Mummy and Wonder Woman

His reboot took in $32 million which paled in comparison to Brendan Fraser's " Mummy " films . The second week box office totals for those three films all dropped more than 64%. "Obviously we always want to do the best gross we can and we were challenged domestically", said Nick Carpou, president of domestic theatrical distribution for Universal Pictures.

Business Putin Predicts SCO Gaining More Influence as India, Pakistan Join Bloc
Author: 0 Putin Predicts SCO Gaining More Influence as India, Pakistan Join Bloc

He said that it was impossible to reach a solution till all countries made concerted efforts to fight radicalisation, terrorist recruitment, training and financing. The advisor said on the sidelines of SCO summit, the meeting between Prime minister and Russian President Vladimir Putin was very constructive as both sides agreed to enhance the bilateral trade.

Business Elle Macpherson Splits From Billionaire Husband Jeffrey Soffer
Author: 0 Elle Macpherson Splits From Billionaire Husband Jeffrey Soffer

The stunning 53-year-old and the real estate developer "are definitely over", according to U.S. reports. Elle Macpherson and her second husband, Jeff Soffer , have split according to a report in Page Six . Elle married US Elle creative director Gilles Bensimon when she was just 21, but they divorced three years later in 1989. It appears Macpherson is keeping busy focusing on her children.

Business Host Chris Harrison urges patience after
Author: 0 Host Chris Harrison urges patience after "Bachelor in Paradise" production halt

Contestants swap spit with the man or woman knowing they were doing the same thing with someone else just with 30 minutes before with producers in the wings urging them to go further and be more outrageous. Even if cast members could be regathered at the original location or a new one, the slated August 4 premiere date presents a daunting target. You take a bunch of almost naked young people , serve them lots of liquor and let the romantic games begin? Unfortunately, their behavior did not ...

Business EU moves to gain control of key London financial market
Author: 0 EU moves to gain control of key London financial market

London's firm hold on the euro-denominated securities clearing market is opposed by the European Union , which wants greater oversight of clearinghouses. Without such an arrangement, a clearing house may not get some regulatory approvals, leading to operational problems such as European banks facing much higher capital charges when they use it to process their trades.

Business Roaming charges across the European Union ending this week
Author: 0 Roaming charges across the European Union ending this week

Consumer watchdog Which? also urged users to check their phone tariffs to ensure they don't incur other unexpected charges. "Telecommunications are one of the main priorities of the European Commission to achieve a connected continent, and this measures relates to the ordinary citizen, who should still feel as if he is within the union, if not necessarily his own country, when using his mobile phone overseas", stated Hrafnkell.

Business Oath Keeper At Anti-Muslim Protest Says Civil War Is 'Guaranteed'
Author: 0 Oath Keeper At Anti-Muslim Protest Says Civil War Is 'Guaranteed'

But numerous rallies drew even more raucous counter-protests by people who called such fears unfounded. In other places like Austin, permission to march was denied by state authorities, and local politicians - like the mayor of Austin - joined the ranks of the protestors preaching tolerance by holding up banners saying "Muslims are welcome".

Business Texas woman calls 911 to complain about wait for nuggets
Author: 0 Texas woman calls 911 to complain about wait for nuggets

Swanton wrote on the Waco Police Department's Facebook page about the incident, writing, "Yes it happens!" Yes we actually tied up two officers on this call. It is unclear if the woman eventually got to fulfil her craving elsewhere. The officers responding to the call described it as completely freakish and one that will always stick with them.

Business '100 Percent' Would Testify Under Oath About Comey
Author: 0 '100 Percent' Would Testify Under Oath About Comey

Asked if he had told Comey to drop the investigation, Trump said , "I didn't say that". "I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the very near future", Trump said of the recordings question. He promised to complete the probe "as quickly as we could" but would not say in public what he had assured Trump thrice in private that he personally was not under investigation to avoid a "J Edgar Hoover like situation".