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Comey accuses Trump of lying 'plain and simple'

Comey accuses Trump of lying 'plain and simple' Sen. Lindsey Graham said FBI Director James Comey's opening statement - released a day ahead of his testimony - shows "there is no obstruction of justice case" against President Donald Trump . The Republican president said Mr Comey had lost the faith of his workforce, but later suggested that his dismissal was related to the Russian Federation investigation. [Full Article...]

Palestinians welcome Trump's decision not to move embassy to Jerusalem

When told that Trump said he will move the embassy later, Steinitz says: "I hope that happens before the Messiah comes". "As someone who believes that Jerusalem is the undivided capital of Israel, I am deeply disappointed in President Trump's decision", the statement read. [Full Article...]

IRAN: Death toll in Tehran attacks rises to 17

It described them as "long affiliated with the Wahhabi", an ultraconservative form of Sunni Islam practised in Saudi Arabia. "They earlier left Iran and were involved in the crimes of the terrorist group in Raqqa and Mosul", the ministry said, referring to Islamic State's effective capital in Syria and a city it captured in Iraq . [Full Article...]

3rd French victim of London Bridge attacks confirmed

3rd French victim of London Bridge attacks confirmed The three men who carried out the attacks were killed by police. Police shot and killed all three. The company was looking into Italian media reports that Zaghba also was a former employee. Seated cross-legged on cushions on the floor of her modest Bologna home, her head veiled, Collina said her last phone conversation with her son was so "sweet" it reminded her of paradise. [Full Article...]

The handshake between Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump who enjoys the Net

The handshake between Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump who enjoys the Net What follows is an excruciating five seconds where he doesn't even immediately turn to Trump, two others are greeted before he finally turns to the president. Quite literally, Trump likes to have the upper hand. Trump and Macron's awkward handshake. "After calling North Atlantic Treaty Organisation "obsolete" Trump needed to say what every predecessor since Truman has said: The US is committed... [Full Article...]

Turkey's president voices support for Qatar

He later tweeted: "Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!" Germany's foreign minster on Wednesday warned against deepening conflict in the Middle East after Saudi Arabia and other Arab states broke off ties with neighboring Qatar . [Full Article...]

Confidence in Qatar's state finances has been shaken by its diplomatic row

A group of Turkish citizens on Wednesday took to Istanbul's Taksim Square to protest Qatar's isolation in the face of several states in the Arab world severing ties with Doha . Qatar says the Saudi charges against it are a ploy for regional dominance, but frictions have been mounting for years over Qatar's backing of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and its Hamas offshoot in the Gaza Strip. [Full Article...]

Arab states to 'accept nothing but deep changes' in Qatar

Arab states to 'accept nothing but deep changes' in Qatar Central Command , which is in Qatar . Efforts to defuse the regional crisis - triggered on Monday when the UAE, Saudi Arabia , Egypt and others severed diplomatic ties with Qatar over alleged support for Muslim militant groups and Iran - showed no immediate signs of success. [Full Article...]

Timeline: N. Korean missiles a test for new S. Korean leader

Timeline: N. Korean missiles a test for new S. Korean leader The test comes despite the extension of United Nations sanctions less than a week ago and continued diplomatic pressure on the North Koreans to end their nuclear and missile programmes. "The advancements in the last six months have caused great concern to me and others, in the advancement of and demonstration of technology of ballistic missiles from North Korea". [Full Article...]

Egypt condemns IS-claimed Iran attacks

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards have pointed the finger at regional rival Saudi Arabia - a close USA ally - which Iran accuses of funding extremism and groups including IS. Suicide bombers and gunmen stormed into Iran's parlia. Yet the nuclear deal remains in place despite Trump's pledge during the presidential campaign to discard or renegotiate the pact. [Full Article...]

Arab countries break ties with Qatar

Arab countries break ties with Qatar Late Tuesday night, the Jordanian government announced it was reducing its level of diplomatic representation in Qatar and cancelling the local registration for Al-Jazeera TV. French President-elect Emmanuel Macron attends a ceremony commemorating the abolition of slavery, in Paris, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. A Pentagon spokesman said the crisis has had "no impact on our operations in Qatar or... [Full Article...]

Security heightened as voters go to the polls

Security heightened as voters go to the polls May smiled but did not speak to media as she and her husband Philip voted in the village of Sonning on the River Thames in her Maidenhead constituency. Her party now holds a majority in the Parliament with 330 out of 650 Parliamentary seats. May has run under the slogan of "Strong and Steady Leadership", putting Brexit negotiations at the center of her campaign. [Full Article...]

A terror attack? Or a robbery gone wrong?

A terror attack? Or a robbery gone wrong? He said the man then fired again at a stock room containing gambling chips and filled a backpack with chips worth 113 million pesos (US$2.28 million). Gen. Ronald Dela Rosa says authorities have reviewed CCTV footage from the scene and the lone gunman "was not hurting anyone". Jay Dones, a witness, said some employees had told him a gunman fired shots in the air. [Full Article...]

After Hamas decade, Gaza short on freedom, jobs, electricity

After Hamas decade, Gaza short on freedom, jobs, electricity Some of the measures include expelling Qatari diplomats and citizens and closing airspace to Qatar Airways. Qatar is among the biggest contributors of aid to the territory ruled by the Islamic group Hamas. "No one wants to hurt Qatar, but it must decide whether it is going in one direction or the other, and I hope that the cost of the economic damage that will be caused to Qatar will convince ... [Full Article...]

Two US intel chiefs say were never pressured by White House

Two US intel chiefs say were never pressured by White House Mark Warner said Wednesday that the timing of President Donald Trump's Federal Bureau of Investigation director appointee is an attempt to "distract attention" from the Senate Intelligence Committee's hearings on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. [Full Article...]

Manchester bomb investigation team make 18th arrest

Eleven men, aged between 18 and 44, are remained in custody but six people have since been released without charge. Images and video posted to social media showed officers making the arrest, and cars being towed from the forecourt. "We are very interested in anything people can tell us about the movements of this vehicle, and who was in it, over the past months", he said. Proceeds from Sunday'... [Full Article...]

Prime Minister inaugurates India's longest river bridge in Assam

Prime Minister inaugurates India's longest river bridge in Assam PM Modi said, "This bridge will also open new road for the high quality North East ginger grown by farmers of the region and improve their economic condition". "But in the last three years, the government has been working to realise Vajpayee's dream", Modi said. With the Dhola-Sadiya bridge ensuring 24X7 connectivity between upper Assam and Eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh, it will reduce the d... [Full Article...]

North Korea fires suspected cruise missiles after US drills

North Korea fires suspected cruise missiles after US drills The missiles may be of the same kind as what was unveiled during the April 15 military parade. The improved range indicates the North is pursuing weapons capable of reaching USA aircraft carriers that operate from deeper positions, he said. [Full Article...]

Pound flat and markets hold steady as Britain goes to the polls

United Kingdom time (5 p.m. ET), with results expected to begin rolling in within an hour or so after voting finishes. Jeremy Corbyn , her rival in the race to Number 10, used his final rally speech to claim his campaign had "changed the face of British politics" and Labour was preparing for government. [Full Article...]

White House tries to regroup, but president isn't helping

According to a White House tech source, the president has about 108-110 million social media followers. The tweets prompted George T. Conway III, a former top candidate for a high-ranking Justice Department position and the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway , to send his own tweets suggesting that Trump's Twitter messages would hurt his legal case. [Full Article...]


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