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Theresa May : Northern Ireland Unionists turn kingmakers after UK election

Party leader Arlene Foster - who is a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly, not one of her party's 10 Westminster MPs - was selling the DUP somewhat short when she wrote the foreword to her party's 23-page manifesto for this month's snap election. [Full Article...]

Malaysia Airlines Passenger Tries To Enter Cockpit

The passenger from economy class jumped up just after take-off and claimed he had a bomb . Photographs on Twitter taken by passengers show heavily armed police boarding the plane after its return to Melbourne . The plane landed back at Melbourne just before midnight and was parked in a remote bay. The passenger was apprehended by security forces. A heroic Scot has told of how he tackled ... [Full Article...]

UAE to jail, fine Qatar sympathisers

He said he wanted to be prepared but did not feel panic. Hours later supermarkets in Doha visited by a Reuters reporter had nearly run out of dairy products as scores of people waited in checkout lines and stocked up on beans and other staples. [Full Article...]

Trump willing to testify 'under oath' to discount Comey's loyalty claim

I think we're also going to want to talk to the people around Director Comey at the Federal Bureau of Investigation who might be able to corroborate his testimony , because in some cases they were in the room when he was on the phone with the president and at least can share one half of the conversation, as well as what the director related when he got off the phone, and in other cases they have ... [Full Article...]

Donald Tusk: 'No time to lose' in Brexit negotiations

Donald Tusk: 'No time to lose' in Brexit negotiations Meanwhile German EU Commissioner G√ľnther Oettinger said "the referendum stands, no one is challenging that", adding: "A weak negotiations partner raises the risk of having the negotiations go badly for both sides". "If we go on like this, the probability is that the Article 50 talks will fail", he wrote in a commentary. Like any self-respecting Frenchman given the cosmic gift of Britain embarr... [Full Article...]

How Twitter reacted to the Tory-DUP government?

Meanwhile in Scotland, Conservative leader Ruth Davidson Friday called on Nicola Sturgeon of the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) to scrap her call for a second independence referendum. "If she has an ounce of self-respect, she will resign". The Prime Minister has been forced to seek a "confidence and supply" deal with the DUP after losing her majority in a snap election that spectacularly b... [Full Article...]

Iran's Parliament Speaker calls US international version of ISIS

Profile pictures of corpses and their names were released but their surnames have been kept a secret due to security and privacy concerns for their families. Saudi and Iranian leaders accuse each other of sponsoring militant groups. The attack Wednesday as lawmakers held a session in parliament and at the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini shocked Iranians who so far had avoided the chaos tha... [Full Article...]

Tillerson Calls for Middle East Countries to Ease the Qatar Blockade

He added that it hurts US business activities and the USA effort to fight the terror group ISIS. Tillerson's statement also addressedthe "terror list " released by Saudi Arabia, UAE , Egypt and Bahrain earlier in the day that included members of the Qatari royal family, as well as Qatar charity organizations. [Full Article...]

N.Korea Lobs Missiles into East Sea

Tension is high on the Korean peninsula as the North has staged two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the beginning of previous year, showing gradual upgrade in its missile capabilities. The UN Security Council has an ongoing ban against supplying, selling or transferring weaponized or surveillance drones to North Korea. Last month, North Korea premiered a powerful new midrange... [Full Article...]

Iran attackers fought for Islamic State in Syria, Iraq - ministry

The daily then highlighted a recent New York Times article about the appointment of a new head of the Iran desk at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), while asking whether Tehran's June 7 terrorist attacks were the first "complaisance" by the CIA's new Iran chief created to please U.S. [Full Article...]

Trump accuses Qatar of funding terror 'at a very high level'

In an extraordinary broadside against a key USA partner, President Donald Trump lambasted Qatar on Friday for funding terrorism "at a very high level" and insisted that it stop. Earlier on Wednesday, he met Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and other senior UAE officials in Dubai, after talks the day before with King Salman in Saudi Arabia. [Full Article...]

Merkel in Argentina to talk Trump, trade and climate change

Angela Merkel is ready to reinforce her image as the leader of a global anti-Trump alliance today with talks on free trade, climate protection and migration with the leaders of Argentina and Mexico . They think that Germany and the European Union are plotting against her to try and disrupt the upcoming snap poll. Earlier this year Mrs Merkel attacked Mrs May's Brexit plans as "an illusion"... [Full Article...]

Iraqis demand 'justice' after US probe into Mosul strike

The Iraqi air force dropped leaflets on Friday urging residents to flee but humanitarian groups say they fear for the safety of those trying to escape. A boy carries heavy belongings through the rubble as he flees fighting between Iraqi special forces and ISIS militants in western Mosul on May 15. [Full Article...]

President Trump speaks with reporters during visit by Romanian leader

President Trump speaks with reporters during visit by Romanian leader Comey disclosed that he provided the content of memos regarding meetings between himself and the President to a friend, who then disseminated the information to the media. And it is hard to blame him after the spate of leaks that have characterized the investigation. Critics said that Trump's comments to Comey effectively cut out the middle man. [Full Article...]

May to form government with help of Democratic Unionist party

Prime Minister Theresa May has said she would form a government with the support of the DUP , though it is not clear what kind of arrangement this will be. Remember that Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom - along with England, Wales and Scotland - and shares a long porous border with European Union -member Ireland to the south. [Full Article...]

Trump says Comey cleared him. He didn't

Trump says Comey cleared him. He didn't President Donald Trump is claiming "total and complete vindication" following former FBI Director James Comey's testimony to Congress on Thursday. Comey told the committee that Flynn was in "legal jeopardy" as there was an open legal investigation into Flynn's interactions with the Russian government. [Full Article...]

Former AG Mukasey: Lynch made DOJ 'an arm of the Clinton campaign'

In general practice, the F.B.I. investigates, and hands over the results of the investigation to the attorneys at the Department of Justice, who in turn decide whether or not to charge an individual. "I don't quite understand how you can be done with that but not done with the whole investigation of their attempt to affect the outcome our election", McCain said . [Full Article...]

UAE steps up pressure on Qatar as it threatens more curbs

UAE steps up pressure on Qatar as it threatens more curbs In an interview with BBC radio, UAE Ambassador to Russia Omar Saif Ghobash said Qatar had to choose between supporting extremism or supporting its neighbors. Hasan Patel, a communications worker at Al Jazeera questioned how bad the embargo could be if his takeaway could still make it to him in 20 minutes. [Full Article...]

Tehran attackers were ISIS recruits

The Islamic State (IS) extremist group has claimed responsibility, a first for the militants in Iran. A day later, Iran's Intelligence Ministry released the first names of the five attackers, who were identified as Seriyas, Fereydoun, Qayyoum, Abu Jahad and Ramin, according to Iran's Press TV , which is close to the country's Islamic government. [Full Article...]

Ahead of United Kingdom election, 5 arrested over London, Manchester terror attacks

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn yesterday said he supported those calling for May to resign because of her role reducing police staffing during her tenure as home secretary, though he said the best remedy was to vote her out. Tuesday, London Metropolitan Police identified the third attacker killed by officers during the attack as 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba . "However, there was no intell... [Full Article...]


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