Kohl mentored Merkel early in her career, appointing her to her first ministerial post . "As an authentic statesman, he knew how to combine pragmatism and a capacity of vision, furnishing a courageous contribution not only tot he fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany, but also to overcoming the dramatic divisions which, for decades, had torn Europe".
A Georgia sheriff says a green Honda stolen by two inmates who killed their guards before escaping from a prison bus has been located. The prisoners breached a protective gate on the bus to reach the officers, before disarming and killing them both, the sheriff's office said.
Mueller briefed Senators Wednesday on his work. "This process is opaque and it's created to be so in order to provide Mueller with the decision space to do his investigation, and to try to figure out what the proper course of action should be".
Donald Trump is reportedly being investigated for obstruction of justice by the special counsel looking into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. Responding to a question phoned in by a USA man from the state of Arizona, Putin said that Comey's testimony did not include any evidence that Russian Federation meddled in the election.
Following talks inside, cross-community Alliance party leader Naomi Long said they were concerned about the Conservative-DUP arrangement. Ahead of the meeting with May, Sinn Fein Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill said that any deal between the Conservatives and the DUP in Westminster can not be allowed to stand in the way of the Good Friday Agreement , which sets out the power-sharing process in Northern Ireland .
The appearance before the Senate intelligence committee comes one week after former FBI Director Comey cryptically told lawmakers the bureau had expected Sessions to recuse himself weeks before he did from an investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 election.
The Washington Post said obstruction of justice investigation into Trump began days after Comey was sacked on May 9, according to people familiar with the matter. Watch Catherine Herridge's report above. The White House was quick to dismiss Ruddy's comments. House Speaker Paul Ryan says the White House and President Donald Trump should let the special counsel's investigation continue, and await vindication.
May met with the Queen of England Friday morning, giving a statement saying that, with the support of the Northern Irish party, she will form her own government. Instead of improving the Conservative hold on the House, she weakened it to the point that it will only take four dissidents from the coalition membership to topple the government.
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin told Anderson Cooper, "I told you so", when talking about The Washington Post's report that Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating President Trump for possible obstruction of justice.
Mueller, himself a widely respected former head of the FBI, has now taken up the angle of possible efforts by Trump to obstruct justice in the investigation, the Post said . The letter from Attorney General Jeff Sessions to President Donald Trump to FBI Director James Comey is photographed in Washington , Tuesday, May 9, 2017, where Sessions says a "fresh start is needed at the leadership of the FBI".
Northern Ireland is now without a government, after a surge in support for Sinn Fein at Northern Irish Assembly elections earlier this year left nationalist parties holding a majority over unionist ones the first time. "People regard the peace process, that was very hard-earned [as certain]", he told the World at One on Tuesday. Speaking outside of Number 10, Downing Street , Adams revealed that he and his party colleagues told Theresa May very directly that she would be in breach of ...
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Arizona Sen. Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake (left) was also on the field at the time of the shooting. Giffords was wounded in an assassination attempt on January 8, 2011, that left six people dead and 13 wounded on the northwest side of Tucson.
Several legal experts told Reuters that Mr Comey's testimony that Mr Trump expected loyalty and told Mr Comey he hoped he could drop an investigation of a former top aide could bolster obstruction of justice allegations against Mr Trump.
Republican senators said Tuesday they expected Trump to sign the bill , which will still need to be passed in the House before it goes to the President's desk. It establishes a method that provides Congress with a mechanism to vote before any Russia-related sanctions are lifted, the statement added. Gary Cohn, director of the White House National Economic Council, said last month that the administration wouldn't weaken Russian Federation sanctions, adding that, "If anything, we ...
Comey's removal will provide us the opportunity to do that on a cooperative, bipartisan basis", Grassley continued. FILE- In this September 6, 2013, file photo, Sergey Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the US speaks with reporters at the Center for the National Interest in Washington .
On Saturday, the Iranian security forces killed the mastermind behind the terror attacks on the country's Parliament and on the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini. It called the detainees "elements of the Wahhabi ISIS group", and said they were involved in operations, communication and logistics for the local Islamic State group cell.
There was also a warning that up to one in five fire safety checks on tower blocks may be inadequate and that some fire risk assessors may not be properly qualified. "Help! Help!' and putting their hands on the window and asking to help them", Amina Sharif, a witness, told Reuters . Authorities have refused to speculate on what could have started the blaze.
The suspected orchestrator of the attack, who has not been named, was tracked down by Iranian intelligence after he had fled the country amid the ongoing crackdown by government forces. The Interior Ministry in a statement increased the number of wounded to 52. Police in Iran killed four Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) suspects, two of whom were foreigners, in the southern province of Hormuzgan and seized explosives, guns and the group's flag, an Iranian news agency said on Monday ...
The arrests were made on Wednesday night and searches were ongoing at the properties. The other two terrorists had been named by police as Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane , both from Barking in East London . Spanish lawyer Ignacio Echeverria, 39, was also finally confirmed as dead. Borough Market, a popular gathering place, remains closed as more evidence is gathered.
The batch of sanctions would be added to a bill imposing penalties on Iran that the Senate is now debating . The Trump administration does not plan to lift the existing sanctions imposed on Russia , US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations on Wednesday.
U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the majority whip, was shot in the hip and, as of this writing, was in critical condition . President Donald Trump said Thursday that wounded Congressman Steve Scalise's condition is m... "There's a fatigue. We know each other's arguments". Wednesday morning, after the shooting in Virginia, Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., received a threatening email.
In addition to the 49 who were killed, dozens more were injured. Pulse has become an unofficial site of remembrance. Family members read the names of all 49 victims, beginning at 2:02 a.m., which was when the mass shooting began. "He was a part of my everyday life". Olivia Baez, a nurse at Orlando Regional Medical Center, cared for victims the night of the shooting. The youth of Our Gente are a "chosen family", she says.
The chief said high-rise building fires are the most challenging for fire departments worldwide because they require different logistics, more firefighters and a plan. "I'm lucky to be alive". The emergency services said it was too early to say what had caused the inferno, which left the block a charred, smoking shell.
He'd taken hostage a woman he'd arranged to meet from an escort agency, and is believed by police to have killed the building receptionist. An Australian man killed in a police siege on a Melbourne apartment building has been named as Yacqub Khayre , who was recently in court over his alleged role in a foiled terror plot.
A student at the University of Virginia , he had flown to North Korea that January as a tourist. The Democrat and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations praised the Department of State for working to bring Mr Warmbier home. In Wyoming, resident Amy Mayer said news of his release had sent waves of shock and joy through the neighborhood. North Korea and Iran are both holding innocent American citizens and green card holders.
British Airways , Iberia , and American Airlines flights to Europe and the United States are among those affected. Heathrow was thrown into chaos again, just a couple of weeks after the British Airways IT debacle that left thousands of passengers facing long check-in queues, cancellations and delays.
Scott Applewhite). The Congressional Baseball Game was scheduled to go forward at Nationals Park with additional security. He died later at a hospital. According to a hospital statement , Wednesday, the bullet had fractured bones in his hip and torn through internal organ, and Scalise, had been receiving multiple units of blood transfusion.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she assumed Britain would stick to its plan for leaving the European Union after the country's election upset, and that she wanted to work quickly on talks over Brexit . But her party is deeply divided over what they want from Brexit and the result means British businesses still have no idea what trading rules they can expect in the coming years.
Asked on Friday if he would be willing to go under oath to give his version of his interactions with Comey, Trump replied, "100 percent". What thing? Comey also might have queried, "Mr. But he nearly certainly would avail himself as a witness to Mueller in any obstruction of justice investigation centered on his firing, or to further discuss requests he received from Trump that he interpreted as directives.
Neither Thabane nor officials with his All Basotho Convention party could immediately be reached. Mr Thabane's All Basotho Convention won 48 parliamentary seats, compared with the 30 of outgoing Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili's Democratic Congress in las week's election.