May 13 2017
Trump's abrupt decision to fire Comey earlier this week has come under criticism, particularly from Democrats who question why the president removed him in the middle of an FBI investigation into Trump associates' contacts with Russian Federation.
The American media, however, never caught a glimpse of either Russian inside the White House.
He described Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as "the kind of people who want to maintain a dialogue not as a means of demonstrating what they can achieve in the area of ideological preferences, but rather as a means of solving particular issues which have great bearing on the nation's progress, peoples' well-being and settling conflicts in different areas". When it turned out that a White House photographer was present there, too, some mass media said the Trump administration was angry these photographs were published openly.
But he did not say that he also works for Tass, a Russian state-run news agency.
Trump was apparently referring to three meetings he claims he had with Comey, who he fired on Tuesday.
"What are we supposed to do?" the official asked.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov made the announcement following his talks with the U.S. President yesterday, reports TASS news agency.
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Brazil says Zika virus emergency is over
The WHO has warned that Zika is "here to stay", even when cases fall off, and that fighting the disease will be an ongoing battle. Local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission has been reported in the continental United States.
South Korea to send special envoys on THAAD, DPRK to China
A phone conversation between Moon and US President Donald Trump on Wednesday night also touched on the Korean Peninsula. Japan has repeatedly insisted the agreement is irreversible despite the protests of now-elderly former "comfort women".
Critics allege the decision had more to do with the investigation Comey was leading into whether members of Trump's campaign team colluded with Russian Federation in its interference in the 2016 election. Putin said Russian Federation had nothing to do with the firing and that Trump was acting within his constitutional mandate.
Reporters weren't allowed into the meeting, and the only images that emerged came from Russian government accounts, while Scherbak's images appeared in Russian state media and its social media accounts.
Meeting Lavrov the next day was considered a questionable move, and it has been suggested it wasn't one the White House wanted to publicize.
"This aggressiveness was evident in Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 USA election, and we assess that only Russia's senior-most officials could have authorized the 2016 United States election-focused data thefts and disclosures, based on the scope and sensitivity of the targets".
"Deadly serious (question): Was it a good idea to let a Russian gov photographer & all their equipment into the Oval Office?" asked Colin Kahl, a former Obama White House staffer and National Security adviser to former Vice-President Joe Biden. "I never thought I would have to answer such questions, especially in the USA, with your deeply rooted democratic political system".
Officials dismissed any security concerns, saying that Lavrov's entourage went through the typical visitor screening process and that the White House is routinely swept for listening devices.
May 13 2017
Spurs listing Leonard as questionable for G6
Kawhi Leonard hurt his ankle in the third quarter of Game 5 but won't be sitting out with the Spurs nearing a series victory. He still finished with 18 points and an astounding 14 rebounds, but shot poorly from the start, going 7-21 for the game.
May 13 2017
Ebola kills at least one person in Congo, WHO says
The epidemic, which is now small, is in Bas-Uele province, near the northern border with the Central African Republic. A wider outbreak occurred in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia in 2014-2015, killing more than 11,000 people.
May 13 2017
Mayawati expels Naseemuddin Siddiqui from BSP
He also alleged that all BSP MLAs had to pay Mayawati and even his wife, who was a BSP MLC, had given money to her. However, the crushing defeat in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections changed the equations between the duo.
May 13 2017
Three water rides at UK theme parks reopen after safety review
The family has requested that the river rapids ride remain closed until the inquiry has concluded and the full facts established. Alton Towers and Legoland Windsor have reopened similar water-based white knuckle rides.
May 13 2017
Android Auto gets little update, hints new experimental Home Cards
Check Point found out that the unresolved security issue has already helped crooks attack Android users. Apart from ransomwares, the said security bug can also be exploited by banking malware and adware.
May 12 2017
Blast followed by fire reported near Damascus airport
The airport itself lies about 15 miles southeast of the capital, but locals said the blast was so big it rung out across the city. Pro-government Al-Mayadeen TV said the missiles had been fired by Israeli jets flying above the Golan Heights.
May 12 2017
Trump signs cyber security executive order
In response, Trump's executive order demands that all agency heads "show preference" for shared IT services when procuring new IT services.
May 12 2017
BT chief loses bonus after Italian scandal
The jobs cuts would come in managerial and back office areas in a restructuring created to simplify the business, it said . According to BT, the division was now under strategic review with the goal of making it a "more digital business".
May 11 2017
Trump Says Nafta Deal With Canada, Mexico, Is 'Very Possible'
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told CNBC on Thursday that numerous "conceptual flaws" in the treaty needed to be addressed. Indeed, some of the president's fellow Republicans warned Trump that an abrupt withdrawal from NAFTA would be unsafe .
May 10 2017
Here is how to use Snapchat's video Loop tool
Also, Snap has a new way to draw, creating a virtual pen out of emoji, letting you spell out a word out of smiley faces or hearts. He also likes the company's ability to "capture publisher content and consumer mindshare as video consumption grows on digital".
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