Russian government releases photos of Oval Office meeting

By the time journalists were allowed to enter the Oval Office, Kislyak was gone-and Henry Kissinger had taken his place, another unintentional cosmic joke.

Comey's reported meeting for more resources was with Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, who wrote a memo to justify Trump's firing of Comey on May 9.

Wednesday morning, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, with Lavrov at his side, made a statement to the press in which the Russian foreign minister brazenly mocked reporters for asking about Comey's firing.

The United States and Russian Federation agreed to continue discussions to resolve other issues of bilateral concern, including strategic stability, said Nauert in a statement.

Top on the agenda as Trump meets the Russian diplomat is how the two countries can work together to stabilize Syria, after more than six years of civil war.

Why tackling mental health in the workplace is a growing business priority
We recognize that this is easier said than done when schools have limited resources and must react to the most urgent cases. In Oklahoma - and nationwide - mental illness is deeply linked to substance abuse issues within the population.

Comey was investigating possible ties between the Russian government and the Trump team when he was abruptly terminated by the president.

US intelligence agencies accuse Moscow of meddling to help Trump's chances of victory.

FOREIGN MINISTER LAVROV: You are kidding. The U.S. press corps was not allowed into the meeting. Tillerson ignored questions about Trump and Comey.

"They tricked us", an angry White House official said.

In a press conference at his embassy afterward, attended only by Russian media, Lavrov casually taunted the US over the federal investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 election, which he derided as unproved. "Putin did specifically ask on the call when they last talked".

Belt and Road photo exhibition opens at United Nations headquarters
It is organised by the Chinese Mission to the United Nations and Xinhua News Agency North America. The region's leaders are thus looking to China's Belt and Road Initiative to help them fund it.

Furthermore, the Washington Post's reporting cites "former intelligence officials" who regarded the access granted to Russian photographers as a potential security risk, particularly because of the prospect the Russians could have used a "sophisticated" listening device.

"He wasn't doing a good job", Mr Trump said.

We want to see the killing, the disgusting killing, stopped in Syria as soon as possible and everyone is working toward that end. The US secretary of state did not mention the matter.

Mr Lavrov was conveying the plan to end the violence, after hashing out an agreement with Iran and Turkey last week. Lavrov said the meeting mainly focused on ideas of de-escalation zones in Syria. That's all they let into the room, the White House photographer and what they thought was the official Russian photographer. The would-be safe zones would not cover areas where the US -led coalition is fighting IS.

Despite the lack of clarity, the meeting between Mr Trump and Mr Lavrov in itself was a sign of some progress.

Oil inches higher as Opec cut support grows
United States light crude oil ended the day up 50 cents, or 1.6 per cent, at $US47.83. According to the report, OPEC members cut oil output by 18,000 b/d in April.

Tillerson and Lavrov will discuss Ukraine, Syria, and other issues.

(Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.)
 
Recommended

North Korea accuses US, South Korea of assassination attempt
Beijing also told Pyongyang that it would not offer military assistance even if the U.S. makes a pre-emptive strike on the North. The US has sent a warship to the region and installed a controversial anti-missile defence system in South Korea.

Mourinho regret s 'naive' Bailly's Europa red card
Mourinho's side also face a trip to Southampton before rounding off their campaign with a home game against Crystal Palace. Marouane Fellaini's first half goal means they will be in the final on May 24th against Ajax in Stockholm's Friends Arena.

Massimiliano Allegri says Monaco will have nothing to lose at Juventus
It is hard now, but I told them that we have to believe, even if we have only a five per cent chance to qualify for the final. Juventus could win the Scudetto this weekend should they take the points against Torino and Roma slip up against Milan.

Donald Trump Slams James Comey After Firing Him: He's A 'Showboat' & 'Grandstander'
Gorelick, former deputy attorney general under Bill Clinton, was rumored to be Hillary Clinton's pick for AG. On NBC's "Today", Sanders said she would defer to the president himself for any additional details.

Sore ankle keeps Raptors G Lowry out of starting lineup
James posted his 90th playoff game with at least 30 points, scoring 35 to go with eight rebounds and seven assists in 40 minutes. Jonas Valanciunas had 19 and 8 boards for Toronto and Norman Powell chipped in with 13, but no one else stepped up to the plate.

Mugshot: Michael Oher surrenders to Nashville police following assault allegation
The famous tackle allegedly got into an argument with the Uber driver during a ride with four others on April 14. Oher, a native of Memphis, Tennessee, is entering his third season with the Panthers.

Oreo debuts 'Firework' cookie, asks fans to create next flavor
From Swedish Fish to Peeps, Oreo's special flavors are starting to seem a little random - but hey, we're game. Oreo will do a limited run of three winning options and then USA consumers will select the ultimate victor .

82 freed schoolgirls to meet Nigerian president
Some parents have not lived long enough to see their daughters released , underscoring the tragedy of the three-year-long saga. After Saturday's release , 113 schoolgirls remain unaccounted for.

Hope for Arsenal as Wenger breaks Mourinho hex with 2-0 beating
The Old Trafford chief has questioned the desire of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones to return from injuries for United . And, because we go with everything on Thursday [against Celta Vigo], we can not go with everything at Tottenham.

Forget 10 seconds, Snapchat now lets you replay messages forever (SNAP)
Now when you take a photo you'll notice the editing options are along the right side of your screen vertically displayed. This will allow for the video to be played continuously until they are closed or the viewer continues through the story.

Kelly Clarkson joining 'The Voice' as coach for 14th season
Kelly Clarkson has officially chosen a stint on The Voice over returning to the show that helped her rise to fame, American Idol . Blake Shelton first announced the news in a Facebook Live video, calling Clarkson "somebody I consider to be family".

Nigerian president travels overseas for medical consultation
He has also been absent from the last couple of Federal Executive Council meetings usually held at the presidential villa, leaving Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to chair those meetings.

Cleveland Indians troll Detroit Tigers fans via Twitter
The streak started with a win over the Tigers in which he allowed six earned runs on eight hits in 6 1/3 innings. Cabrera is batting.440 (22-for-50) with five home runs and 10 RBIs in his career against Kluber.

Texas governor signs ban on so-called 'sanctuary cities'
Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez said it was "unfortunate that fear and misinformation" enabled the law the pass. The law significantly limits Texas universities' discretion to refrain from cooperating with deportation proceedings.

Kapil Mishra's mother slams 'corrupt' Arvind Kejriwal
Mishra alleged that Kejriwal has been influencing the ongoing investigations in the Rs 400 crore tanker scam. Hitting out at the party for accusing him of a conspiracy, he also declared he would "never join the BJP".


More News

News
More News