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Trump Denies Asking Ex-FBI Director Comey to Drop Flynn Inquiry

Mr. Comey - who is 6 feet 8 inches tall and was wearing a dark blue suit that day - told Mr. Wittes that he tried to blend in with the blue curtains in the back of the room, in the hopes that Mr. The White House Counsel's office represents the presidency, but aides are making the case to Trump that he needs an outside legal team for this probe.



Led coalition airstrikes targeted pro-Assad forces in Syria

USA forces bombed a militia aligned with Syrian president Bashar Assad in southern Syria, a Pentagon official confirmed Thursday. USA officials said the strike was purely a defensive measure. Syria said the strikes were a "blatant attack on forces fighting terrorism", while Russian Federation said they breached the country's sovereignty.



EIB supports China's Belt and Road initiative

It comprises the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. China announced at the May 14-15 forum that it will provide assistance worth 60 billion yuan (8.7 billion US dollars) in the coming three years to developing countries and worldwide organizations participating in the Belt and Road Initiative to improve people's well-being.



Poll boost for Jeremy Corbyn as Labour slashes Tory general election lead

Jeremy Corbyn's party are up eight points from last month to 34% with the Conservatives unchanged on 49%. If Labour secured 200 seats it would be their worst result since 1935. "There is everything to play for now and we'll be fighting for every single vote". But I don't see Labour winning. At present William Hill politics details that Corbyn is 2/9 to be Labour leader at 23:00 on 9th June.



Sheldon Whitehouse: Rod Rosenstein's memo could be part of criminal investigation

Comey after taking office. Trump wrote on Thursday morning. By Wednesday evening, a Republican source said that the move effectively shut down Congress' intense digging into Comey and his conversations with Trump. Mr. Rosenstein wrote a memo recommending former FBI Director James B. Comey be fired due to a combination of missteps and a need for new leadership.



S Carolina's unemployment rate drops slightly to 4.3 percent

The April numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday showed the state's unemployment rate of 6.7 percent remains far above the national unemployment rate of 4.4 percent and almost three-times the unemployment rate of Colorado, at 2.3 percent.