Special counsel announced to probe Trump-Russia links

According to sources, the White House was in the midst of meeting with candidates for the vacant Federal Bureau of Investigation director position when they were "told" of the special prosecutor being named. "This is what we've been doing here in the House". Only the attorney general - or in this case Rosenstein, as the acting attorney general in matters related to Russian Federation - has the authority to fire a special counsel.

Global Oil Supplies Inch Down In April: IEA

He said "rising US production and record inventories have kept upside limited and a nine-month extension at this stage is unlikely to break that."Goldman Sachs said output would increase from OPEC members that were exempt from the cuts". The OPEC members won exemptions as they attempt to restore oil supply sidelined by internal conflicts, but production has risen in both nations and "any significant increase clearly offsets cutbacks by other OPEC and non-OPEC countries", according to IEA.

Korea stands ready for nuke test: S. Korean ministry

Korea stands ready for nuke test: S. Korean ministry

The missile was launched on an unusually high trajectory, before splashing down in the Sea of Japan (East Sea). That would require a flight of 8,000 km (4,800 miles) or more and technology to ensure a warhead's stable re-entry into the atmosphere.

Speaker Ryan wants to see alleged Comey memo

One way to mitigate the fallout might be to bring in someone from outside the Washington white-collar bar, such as a former USA attorney general or retired federal judge. The New York Times was the first to report on the memo's existence, and other news organizations have confirmed the account. That's when, Comey later wrote , the president had asked him to ease off Flynn.

Japan princess's betrothal highlights male royal succession woes

Japan princess's betrothal highlights male royal succession woes

According to CNN , Princess Mako-the granddaughter of Japanese Emperor Akihito and the daughter of Prince Akishino-has found her future husband in the graduate student. No Japanese emperor has abdicated for two centuries and the law now does not allow it but new legislation is expected to leave unchanged a males-only succession law.

Trump Defends Spicer, Comey Firing, Blasts

Trump Defends Spicer, Comey Firing, Blasts "Unfair" Media Coverage

Mr Comey had been leading the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election and claims of ties between Mr Trump's associates and the Kremlin. "I think it's a good idea". If Comey did indeed refuse to pledge loyalty to Trump, he was correct for doing so; if Trump did indeed fire Comey because he was insufficiently loyal, he violated the spirit of the Constitution by doing so.