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Reaction to Comey's written testimony *almost* down party lines

Reaction to Comey's written testimony *almost* down party lines With the frustrated lawmakers gearing up for Thursday's long-awaited testimony from ousted FBI Director James Comey, the committee on Wednesday afternoon took the unusual step of releasing the written statement Comey plans to deliver. Bush. Following are details of what Comey said occurred in some of the conversations. In the testimony, Comey did confirm news media reports that the President... [Full Article...]

Moscow says Russian hackers not involved in Qatar crisis

Speaking in a rare interview, Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash told The Associated Press that Qatar has "chosen to ride the tiger of extremism and terrorism" and now needed to pay the price. Andrei Krutskhikh, the Russian president's special envoy for cybersecurity, told the Interfax news agency that Tuesday's CNN report contains "zero evidence" that the Russian governme... [Full Article...]

Trump calls King Salman on Qatar crisis, asks for Gulf unity

Trump calls King Salman on Qatar crisis, asks for Gulf unity The official said that the country has assisted in prosecuting suspected financiers, freezing assets, and introducing stringent controls on its banking system there to curb terrorism. wasn't planning a major mediation role, a State Department official said, pointing to offers from Turkey and Kuwait to intervene in what is emerging as the worst diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf in decades. [Full Article...]

Former FBI Director Comey testimony on conversations with Trump

White House lawyers say President Donald Trump feels totally vindicated by the damning allegations by former FBI Director James Comey that he was pressured by the president to drop the bureau investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn . [Full Article...]

Final polls reveal nobody knows whats going to happen in the election

As you can see, for a long time the polls showed May's center-right Conservative Party had a comfortable lead over its traditional rival, the Labour Party; on April 18, the day May called for an election , the Conservatives were ahead by an average of 16 points. [Full Article...]

Qatar ready for dialogue to ease Gulf rift, resolve differences with neighbours

Kuwait , also a GCC member, did not join its neighbours in severing ties with Qatar. If Qatar is economically weakened or decides to retaliate against Trump's 140-character allegations, it has leverage. During his Saudi trip, Trump announced $110 billion in deals to sell weapons to the kingdom. On its website, the carrier said the suspension of its flights took effect Tuesday and that customers ... [Full Article...]

Iranian embassy in Azerbaijan makes statement on terrorist attacks in Tehran

Police officers run to take position around Iran's parliament building after an assault of several attackers, in Tehran, Iran , Wednesday, June 7, 2017 . It continued to say that the as ISIS's claim of responsibility for the attacks showed the country's "complicity in this wild move". "Such events will not have any negative impact on the will of the Iranian state and its people who support p... [Full Article...]

'There's nothing to negotiate' with Qatar, Emirati diplomat says

President Trump called Qatar's leader Wednesday to urge him to resolve a diplomatic dispute with Saudi Arabia and other regional powers, a day after the president jumped into the controversy when he criticized Qatar. The Gulf countries ordered their citizens out of Qatar and gave Qataris overseas 14 days to return home to their peninsular nation, whose only land border is with Saudi Arabia. [Full Article...]

Trump Delves Into Arab States Rift with Qatar

Trump Delves Into Arab States Rift with Qatar The U.S. wasn't planning a major mediation role, a State Department official said , pointing to offers from Turkey and Kuwait to intervene in what is emerging as the worst diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf in decades. "We understand that, and it's been our policy generally speaking that we try to work with each of them in a way that understands the differences that they have between eac... [Full Article...]

Who is Christopher Wray, Trump's pick for FBI director

Who is Christopher Wray, Trump's pick for FBI director In his tweet , Trump said Wray was a "man of impeccable credentials". Trump, in a statement later Wednesday, called Wray "an impeccably qualified individual". According to the White House, Comey also publicly revealed details of the investigation that targeted Hillary Clinton. The White House had been preparing its strategy for Comey's testimony in anticipation of potential fallout from ... [Full Article...]

Last UK Opinion Poll Shows May's Conservatives' Lead Increasing

Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at an election campaign event in Solihull, June 7, 2017. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP). But Brexit has been the most popular policy issue in Britain's general election on Twitter , eclipsing even the NHS, according to new research from the University of Edinburgh's Professor Laura Cram. [Full Article...]

Iran Blames Saudi Arabia for Tehran Attacks

Although it's possible Wednesday's attacks might provide an opportunity for hard-liners critical of Rouhani's leadership, there are several reasons why a spike in political infighting is unlikely. The Sunni jihadists of IS consider Shiite Iran to be apostates, and Tehran is deeply involved in fighting the group in both Syria and Iraq. The two countries have competing regional interests and have be... [Full Article...]

'I expect loyalty,' Trump told Comey, according to written testimony

Trump returns to the salacious allegations against him, calling them disgusting and saying he's considering ordering Comey to investigate and disprove them. The Senate Intelligence Committee posted Comey's explosive seven-page statement on its website Wednesday afternoon, ending speculation about what Comey would say to the panel on Thursday. [Full Article...]

UP farmers hit streets in solidarity with protesters in MP

The Madhya Pradesh Government has been facing backlash from the opposition over the violence in the state with Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi accusing the Centre of waging war against nation's farmers. ■ Rahul Gandhi rode pillion on a motorcycle and walked some distance to reach Mandsaur from Rajasthan's Chittorgarh district. "But, instead of paying heed to their demands, they killed... [Full Article...]

More curbs on Qatar possible in Gulf crisis, says UAE official

The rating agency said Qatar's economy could suffer severely from the decision on Monday of Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates , Egypt and Bahrain to cut diplomatic and transport ties with Doha. Lavrov emphasised that "it's important to settle any differences at a negotiating table to ease concerns that emerged and pool efforts in the fight against the main regional threat, terrorism". [Full Article...]

Trump lashes out at Germany , 'fake news' media

Despite the lack of confidence expressed by Berlin in the new administration in Washington and the US President's criticism of German trade policy, the White House said on Tuesday that Trump and Merkel get along well, Efe news reported. [Full Article...]

North Korea fires what appear to be land-to-ship missiles

North Korea fires what appear to be land-to-ship missiles CNN reported that the Pentagon was not expected to release its typical statement about tracking the launches because they were not ballistic missiles capable of posing a long-range threat. He said the U.S.is not comfortably ahead of the threat, but is addressing it. "Moon is more rational on THAAD than former President Park Geun-hye, which can benefit future China-South Korea relations", the ne... [Full Article...]

US President Donald Trump sides with Saudis, other Arab nations against Qatar

Several Middle East countries, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates , have since cut economic and political ties with the country. The crisis will have wide-ranging consequences, not just for Qatar and its citizens but across the Middle East and for Western interests. The US military's Central Command is forward headquartered at the Al Udeid airbase in Qatar, where about 10,0... [Full Article...]

Qatari forces in Saudi-led coalition return home

In his tweet, Trump did not take a position on the decision by Saudi Arabia and three other Arab nations to sever diplomatic relations with Qatar but appeared to suggest it was understandable. While the implications of this latest development for Middle Eastern peace are manifold, the severing of ties between Qatar and Saudi Arabia affects Pakistan too - once more it has been put on the spot t... [Full Article...]

Obama Has Private Dinner With Trudeau In Montreal

Obama Has Private Dinner With Trudeau In Montreal Judging by the captions, it seems the two men were discussing how they can empower youth to be leaders in their own communities. After hours of chatting, eating, and possibly sipping on wine, Barack Obama and Justin Trudeau exited Liverpool House and the crowd gathered outside the eatery erupted in cheers. [Full Article...]


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