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Ex-FBI head Comey says Trump pressured him on Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former FBI director James Comey accused U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday of trying to get him to water down the bureau’s investigation into Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Go to Source Author: Date/time: 8th June 2017, 02:44.

At least 12 killed in militant attack in Iran, Guards blame Saudi Arabia

LONDON (Reuters) – Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the Iranian parliament and the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people in a twin assault which Iran’s Revolutionary Guards blamed on regional rival Saudi Arabia. Go to Source Author: Date/time: 8th June 2017, 02:34.

Trump to nominate Christopher Wray as FBI director

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he plans to nominate Christopher Wray, a former U.S. assistant attorney general under President George W. Bush now in private practice, to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Go to Source Author: Date/time: 7th June 2017, 20:14.

Attackers bomb Iran parliament and mausoleum, at least 12 dead: Iranian media

LONDON (Reuters) – Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked Iran’s parliament and the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran on Wednesday morning, killing at least 12 people in a twin assault at the heart of the Islamic Republic, Iranian officials and media said. Go to Source Author: Date/time: 7th June 2017, 20:09.

U.S. lawmakers to press intel chiefs on Russia ahead of Comey hearing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top U.S. intelligence officials will face questions on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s probe into Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. election and fallout from the firing of former FBI director James Comey when they appear at a Senate hearing on Wednesday. Go to Source Author: Date/time: 7th June 2017, 13:19.

Delaware House votes to guarantee abortion rights, in stance against Trump

(Reuters) – The Delaware legislature on Tuesday approved a bill that would guarantee abortion access, taking the stance after President Donald Trump pledged to upend the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows the procedure nationally. Go to Source Author: Date/time: 7th June 2017, 09:15.

U.S., Mexico reach sugar pact without backing from U.S. producers

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Mexico agreed to significant concessions on Tuesday to maintain its access to the lucrative U.S. sugar market, but U.S. sugar producers refused to endorse the deal between the governments, raising the risk that it could collapse. Go to Source Author: Date/time: 7th June 2017, 07:35.

Uber fires 20 employees after harassment probe: source

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] told staff on Tuesday that it had fired 20 employees following an internal investigation into harassment and related claims by law firm Perkins Coie, a person familiar with the matter said. Go to Source Author: Date/time: 7th June 2017, 03:20.

U.S.-backed force launches assault on Islamic State’s ‘capital’ in Syria

HUKOUMIYA, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) – The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Tuesday it had launched an operation to capture Raqqa, Islamic State’s de facto Syrian capital, piling pressure on the jihadists whose self-declared caliphate is in retreat across Syria and Iraq. Go to Source Author: Date/time: 7th June 2017, 01:34.

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