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'Lordy, I Hope There Are Tapes': Highlights Of James Comey's Testimony

The former director immediately dove into the heart of the fraught political controversy around his firing and whether Trump interfered in the bureau's Russian Federation investigation, as he elaborated on written testimony delivered Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Five farmers killed in police firing, admits MP Home Minister

Five farmers killed in police firing, admits MP Home Minister Now, more drama is expected on Friday, when representatives of the AAP will try to visit Mandsaur. "The Congress is disgruntled and frustrated at the success of the NDA government and unnecessarily politicising and instigating violence in Mandsaur, the scene of the farmers' stir", Naidu told reporters here. [Full Article...]

James Comey maps a possible obstruction case against Donald Trump

That and her private tarmac meeting with former president Bill Clinton before the FBI's decision on whether Hillary Clinton may have criminally mishandled government information led Comey to disclose the agency's findings ahead of schedule last summer. [Full Article...]

6 key points from former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey's Senate testimony

Directly, forcefully, and often emotionally, Mr Comey described how he was sacked by the President because of his refusal to back off from the investigation into the Trump campaign's links with Russian Federation. Comey replied that it would be inappropriate for him to answer that question in an open setting. But Sen. Joe Manchin asked Comey quite directly whether he believes Trump's behavio... [Full Article...]

UAE Closes Airspace To Qatar Flights As Gulf Spat Deepens

The United Arab Emirates has blocked access to the website of Qatar Airlines amid an Arab nation campaign to isolate Qatar. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticised the moves against Qatar on Wednesday. Saudi Arabia and Egypt regard the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. Jubeir declined to confirm a list of 10 demands published by Al Jazeera , which included shutting dow... [Full Article...]

Golden State on cusp of sweep

But when it comes to comparisons to retired Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan, the 1990s playmaker might just have the edge on "King" James . James, who is averaging a triple-double in the 2017 Finals (32 points, 12.3 rebounds, 10.3 assists), and the Cavs edged the Warriors in Game 7 a year ago after falling behind 3-1, becoming the first team to ever overcome such a deficit in the Finals. [Full Article...]

Labour leader Corbyn calls for PM May to stand down

May had called the election in hopes of getting a mandate to pursue her strategy for Brexit . Theresa May has lost her majority and there will be a hung parliament , Sky News is forecasting. He says "without a government, there's no negotiation". "With a weak negotiating partner, there's a danger that the negotiations will turn out badly for both sides". [Full Article...]

Britain's Jeremy Corbyn calls for PM May to quit after election losses

The Sun splashed: "Mayhem". "Britain on a knife edge" headlined the Daily Mail's early edition Friday, while the Daily Mirror had a picture of May and the caption "Hanging by a thread". She argued that increasing the Conservative majority in Parliament would strengthen Britain's hand in European Union exit talks. "The election campaign has gone on for the past six weeks, I've travelled the w... [Full Article...]

Investigation Confirms Qatar News Agency Was Hacked

Investigation Confirms Qatar News Agency Was Hacked The New York Times quotes Gerd Nonneman, professor of global relations at Georgetown University-Qatar campus, who says that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and British intelligence have no doubt that this was fake news as a result of a hack. [Full Article...]

Conservative May has disastrous night in British parliamentary elections

Conservative May has disastrous night in British parliamentary elections On a night when Mrs May was punished for going back on her word and calling a snap poll, and when the 2017 election became the third political natural disaster following Brexit and President Trump's rise to power in America, the Lib Dems and Ukip haemorrhaged votes. [Full Article...]

Qatar Airways ferries travellers home from Saudi

Qatar is a key US ally and has hosted the United States' largest Airbase in the Gulf since 2003. One of the reasons listed was that Facebook (QNA's Instagram account had carried the Qatai Emir's controversial comments) "is very hard to hack". [Full Article...]

Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh coast

Schools and government offices are being used to shelter people, and residents of hilly areas are also being urged to evacuate. Parts of India and Myanmar are also expected to be affected. In Myanmar, about 300 houses were damaged in Rakhine State but the extent was unclear, the government said. Cyclone Mora has hit Bangladesh, lashing the country's south-eastern coast with heavy rain and wind... [Full Article...]

The Pound Is Plunging in the Aftermath of UK Election Exit Polls

May had promised a "hard Brexit" if Britain did not like the terms of the divorce negotiated with the EU. May, who took over after last year's Brexit referendum, began the formal two-year process of leaving the European Union on March 29, promising to take Britain out of the single market and cut immigration. [Full Article...]

Iran says IS-claimed attacks killed 16

The Tehran Security Council had convened an emergency meeting after two terror attacks occurred on the Iranian Parliament and Imam Khomeini Mausoleum respectively on Wednesday. His assurances of Washington's support emboldened hawkish royals in Saudi Arabia, which is at war in Yemen against Iranian-allied rebels. Iran's Intelligence Ministry also issued a statement identifying five of the atta... [Full Article...]

Ex-UK Chancellor of Exchequer: Vote Result 'Completely Catastrophic' for PM May

At a polling station in Hackney in east London , a Labour stronghold, 41-year-old Simon Bolton said he had favored May because he was confident that she would get the "best possible deal for Brexit ". But attacks that killed 30 people in Manchester and London twice brought the campaign to a halt, sent a wave of anxiety through Britain and forced May to defend the government's record on f... [Full Article...]

(1.20pm) British election results: seats so far by party

However, some say the Prime Minister would soon be gone. The Conservatives, already ill at ease after a gaffe-prone campaign, will ask how she could squander the commanding lead that she enjoyed at the start of the campaign. "I would have thought that's enough to go, actually, and make way for a government that will be truly representative of all of the people of this country". [Full Article...]

Mysuru Gram Panchayat president forces workers to enter Manhole

Mysuru Gram Panchayat president forces workers to enter Manhole Despite the ban on manual cleaning of sewers, the elected representative of Chamundi Hills gram panchayat allegedly forced a civic worker to climb down a manhole in front of her house and clean it on Wednesday. This is a conspiracy against me. A case has been registered under various sections of the Karnataka Gram Swaraj and Panchayat Raj Act and the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scaveng... [Full Article...]

Smith frustrated by yet another Champions Trophy washout

Regulations state 20 overs must be completed to activate the Duckworth-Lewis method, which would nearly certainly have ruled in Australia's favour, but only 16 were played meaning the spoils were shared. Steve Smith's side were chasing 183 to beat Bangladesh at The Oval when persistent drizzle forced the players from the field. Tamim Iqbal's 95 was the highlight for Bangladesh , who are ... [Full Article...]

Brazil's Natura Set to Buy Body Shop in $1.1 Billion Deal

Brazil's Natura Set to Buy Body Shop in $1.1 Billion Deal PARIS-L'Oreal SA said Friday it has entered exclusive talks to sell The Body Shop to Natura Cosm├ęticos SA, after reviewing the strategic options for what has been its worst-performing business in recent years. It is thought to have attracted the attention of private-equity groups, including CVC Capital Partners, and China's Fosun. The sale comes after The Body Shop has suffered sliding sales, wi... [Full Article...]

Ukip suffers 13% slump in votes in early results

Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives could win 338 seats, enough for an outright majority in Britain's parliament, London-based analysts at Nomura estimated on Friday, based on results from the exit poll and the first 15 seats to declare. [Full Article...]


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