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British PM Theresa May to form government after party weakened by election

May hinted on Friday that she would form a government , even without a majority, because Britain needed "a period of stability". Remember that May called the election precisely because the polls were telling everyone that the Labour vote stood to collapse to a historic low. [Full Article...]

Egypt and Bahrain keep pressure on Qatar in Gulf crisis

Egypt and Bahrain keep pressure on Qatar in Gulf crisis Qatar strongly denies supporting terrorism, and on Tuesday called for talks to settle the dispute. Saudi Arabia , Egypt , the United Arab Emirates ( UAE ) and Bahrain severed relations with Qatar and closed their airspace to commercial flights on Monday. [Full Article...]

Senator curses in speech to show frustration with Washington

Senator curses in speech to show frustration with Washington The passionate NY senator made her comments during the Personal Democracy Forum at NYU , saying those working in democracy who are not helping people "should go the fuck home". He pointed to Gillibrand's 2014 book "Off the Sidelines" as an example of the senator using similarly colorful language. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez drew criticism for cursing during the recent "un... [Full Article...]

Trump slams Qatar for funding terror as Tillerson urges calm

Tillerson said Friday that the decision to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar bore "humanitarian consequences" and adversely affected the fight against the Islamic State, though he added Qatar needs to address concerns that it is providing financial support to Islamic extremists. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom leader May: I will form a government to provide certainty

The Financiele Dagblad says mildly that "May hoped to increase her small majority in parliament with early elections". There have also been suggestions that May could try to form an alliance with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party , whose controversial policies include stopping gay marriage, in order to form a government without a majority. [Full Article...]

May to form government and will work with DUP

DUP leader Arlene Foster said her party would be entering talks with the Conservatives to explore "how it may it be possible to bring stability to our nation at this time of great challenge". "Clearly if she's got a worse result than two years ago and is nearly unable to form a government, then she, I doubt, will survive in the long term as Conservative Party leader". [Full Article...]

Explainer: What a hung Parliament means for Britain

May received the queen's approval to form a new government by linking with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party , which won 10 seats. He resigned following the Brexit vote. The UK prime minster Theresa May's disastrous election result is casting doubt on the UK's Brexit negotiations. "I will now form a government", May said in front of 10 Downing Street after speaking with Que... [Full Article...]

What did we learn from Comey's testimony before Congress?

What did we learn from Comey's testimony before Congress? Here's a quick primer on what to expect on Capitol Hill after the hearing. Celebrating the day that sacked FBI Director James Comey called President Donald Trump a liar five times in testimony before the Senate Intel Committee, Colbert's Late Show finished first in the 56 local markets. [Full Article...]

US spy agencies probe another flank in Russian hacking

In court, federal prosecutors said victor told a federal agent on Saturday that she purposely accessed the information, hoping that someone would have leaked it already, ABC Atlanta affiliate WSB-TV reported . In this June 6, 2017 image made from video, Billie Winner-Davis, left, the mother of Reality Leigh Winner, and her stepfather Gary Davis, speak to media about their daughter in east Au... [Full Article...]

Trump in tweets, Calls Ex FBI Chief Comey a 'Leaker' After Testimony

Iohannis says he's honored to be at the White House. Collins said Trump "never should have cleared the room, and he never should have asked you, as you reported, to let it go - to let the investigation go". It's just my observation". Trump sent a tweet at 6:10 a.m. ET that also criticized Comey for his admission that he leaked information to the media via an intermediary in an effort to force th... [Full Article...]

Mandsaur: Protests escalate as another farmer found dead in MP

Mandsaur: Protests escalate as another farmer found dead in MP The farmer movement in Madhya Pradesh moved into high political gear on Thursday as Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and other senior party leaders were detained by police when they tried to make their way to Mandsaur , ground zero of the protests. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu vows Israel's "forever" control of Golan Heights

Israeli authorities on Tuesday advanced plans for 1,500 settler homes in the occupied West Bank , including units for the first new official settlement in some 25 years, the Peace Now NGO said. On 14 May 1948, the State of Israel was born, but nearly seven decades later, “the world still awaits the birth of an independent Palestinian state, ” he said, offering once again to work wit... [Full Article...]

Trump's lawyer accuses Comey of illegal leaks

Trump's lawyer accuses Comey of illegal leaks It was riveting, jaw-dropping, and completely damning for President Trump. Sens. Marco Rubio and Tom Cotton were especially vehement in disputing Comey's malign interpretation of Trump's requests for personal loyalty and to drop the FBI investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn , but even typically less partisan lawmakers like Susan Collins and John McCain took the same ... [Full Article...]

US, China could decide this week on North Korea sanctions

A ground-based interceptor launches Tuesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., in a successful test to intercept an intercontinental ballistic missile . Haley has said that the United States will open a dialogue with Pyongyang if it halts its missile and nuclear tests. A simulated attack intercontinental ballistic missile was sacked from a tiny island in the Pacific. [Full Article...]

London Bridge attack sparks police gun debate

London Bridge attack sparks police gun debate Zaghba was stopped at the airport in Bologna in 2016 when he was trying to get to Syria via Turkey, city prosecutor Giuseppe Amato told broadcaster Radio24 on Tuesday. The Canadian victim of the London attack, Christine Archibald, has inspired a forthcoming charity and acts of kindness by people around the world. [Full Article...]

Death Toll In Tehran Attack Rises; Iranian Official Calls US Response 'Repugnant'

He did not elaborate. It added that the group returned to Iran a year ago trying to commit acts of terrorism in the holy cities of the country but they failed to do so since the security forces inflicted damage on their network while killing the ringleader named as Abu Aisha. [Full Article...]

Combating terror an agenda at SCO Summit

Combating terror an agenda at SCO Summit The Declaration on the Establishment of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization was signed in China's Shanghai in June 2001 by the six founding states - Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. For India, therefore, a membership in the SCO is primarily its gateway to Central Asia. A senior official at the foreign office told The Nation that Pakistan believed India should... [Full Article...]

Trump nominates new Federal Bureau of Investigation director as Comey prepares to testify

Trump nominates new Federal Bureau of Investigation director as Comey prepares to testify Wray, 50, is a litigation attorney with law firm King & Spalding in Washington and Atlanta. "His background at the helm of the criminal division offered an excellent experience working on national security, white collar crime and a range of federal crimes as well as offering the privilege of working with the fantastic men and women of the FBI every day". [Full Article...]

In Australia Malaysia-bound flight forced to land over bomb scare

In Australia Malaysia-bound flight forced to land over bomb scare The mentally unstable man who allegedly threatened to bomb Malaysia Airlines Flight MH128 had only just been released from a psychiatric facility, News Corp Australia Network reported. A heroic Scot has told of how he tackled a passenger on a Malaysia Airlines flight after he threatened to detonate a bomb. Malaysia Airlines said passengers on MH128 were accommodated at hotels and offered s... [Full Article...]

London attack: Police find body in Thames, death toll raised to eight

London attack: Police find body in Thames, death toll raised to eight He was allegedly on his way to Syria and was carrying only a backpack. The parents lived for a time in Morocco before separating when the mother returned to Italy and re-established herself in Bologna. The second man, Rachid Redouane , had not aroused any suspicions. "We have the record of the notification and our conscience is clear", said Franco Gabrielli, the chief of Italy's State Police. [Full Article...]


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