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Trump lawyer denies president demanded Comey's loyalty

Trump lawyer denies president demanded Comey's loyalty Comey revealed that he asked a friend at Columbia University to leak one of the memos he kept about his conversations with Trump. Comey said Thursday that the memos he wrote were unclassified. Mr Kasowitz says President Trump's team will "leave it the appropriate authorities" to determine whether the leak should be investigated. Comey said Trump urged him to back off in the investigat... [Full Article...]

General Election: EU puts squeeze on Theresa May over Brexit

May had called Thursday's early election to strengthen her hand in Brexit talks but instead lost the Conservatives' overall majority in Parliament. "As I reflect on the result, I will reflect on what we need to do in the future to take the party forward", May said before adding "I obviously wanted a different result". [Full Article...]

Sara Zelenak Confirmed As Dead In London Bridge Terror Attack

Sara Zelenak Confirmed As Dead In London Bridge Terror Attack British counterterrorism investigators searched homes and detained more people yesterday in the London attack investigation as an intense political firestorm developed over Prime Minister Theresa May's role in reducing police ranks. All three were killed by British authorities Saturday night. He is thought to be 45-year-old Xavier Thomas, who was in London for the weekend with his girlfr... [Full Article...]

Qatar's leader won't accept Trump's White House invitation

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates , Egypt and Bahrain lead a string of countries that this week cut ties with Qatar over what they say is the emirate's financing of extremist groups and its ties to Iran , Saudi Arabia's regional arch-rival. [Full Article...]

Scotland 'must have a choice' on independence, says Sturgeon

Labour would make a modest gain of one seat, taking Edinburgh North and Leith from the SNP , to go with Ian Murray's seat of Edinburgh South which it now holds. Away from the SNP manifesto launch, The Times reports that the Conservative Party could be in line to lose 20 seats and Labour gain almost 30 in next week's general election, as the paper quotes data from pollsters YouGov. [Full Article...]

Scottish independence dealt a blow after nationalists suffer losses

Scottish independence dealt a blow after nationalists suffer losses Placed against the history of Scottish nationalism, this election result could be read as a success. Despite attempts by parts of the Scottish National Party not to frame the general election as a de-facto vote on a second independence referendum , many Scots perceived it to be the defining issue of the campaign. [Full Article...]

We are not ready to surrender: Qatar Foreign Minister

We are not ready to surrender: Qatar Foreign Minister On Monday, Saudi Arabia, Egypt , the United Arab Emirates , Bahrain and Yemen cut ties with Qatar , accusing Doha of supporting terrorism. Like that of Berlin. Sheikh Mohammed called attempts to isolate Doha "collective punishment" and a "systematic campaign" against Qatar, which he said continued to work alongside the United States against extremism. [Full Article...]

Trump now being criticized over Paris accord withdrawal by … North Korea

Trump now being criticized over Paris accord withdrawal by … North Korea U.S. President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord may be perceived as "the birth certificate of the multipolar world", France's United Nations ambassador said Tuesday. The measure adopts relevant portions of the Paris agreement as state law, "which gives us a legal basis to continue adaptation and mitigation strategies for Hawaii - despite the federal government's withdraw... [Full Article...]

Militants in Philippines city dug in for protracted battle

Militants in Philippines city dug in for protracted battle Snipers and buildings that obstructed cannon fire were making it hard for troops to end the siege, said Lorenzana, who had wanted to end the crisis by Friday. Duterte suggested last week he would be open to tapping the former rebel group, along with members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front for support against ISIS. [Full Article...]

May to form 'government of certainty' with DUP backing

It seems odd to me she didn't spend more of the election campaign talking about helping those who are "just managing" as she called them in her first (well-received) Downing Street speech. He says "with a weak negotiating partner, there's the danger that the negotiations will go badly for both sides". "I'm afraid we ran a pretty awful campaign", Soubry said. [Full Article...]

Saudi finance minister says 'brother state' Qatar must act to end crisis

Saudi finance minister says 'brother state' Qatar must act to end crisis Qatar denies having any ties to extremists. "We have no problem with food supplies", Qatar's foreign minister told CNN on Tuesday. S&P cut its long-term rating of Qatar by one notch to AA- from AA and put the rating on CreditWatch with negative implications, meaning there was a significant chance of a further downgrade. [Full Article...]

Ruth Davidson seeks gay rights pledge as part of DUP deal

In an indication of the unease within the party about the link-up with the DUP, Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson said she had demanded a "categoric assurance" from the Prime Minister that gay rights would not be affected by a deal. "What I think is important in the Brexit negotiations.is we have the certainty of a government who can take forward a plan into those Brexit negotiations". [Full Article...]

Donald Trump offers Rex Tillerson, Erdogan offers troops to Qatar

Trump "emphasized the importance of maintaining a united Gulf Cooperation Council to promote regional stability, but never at the expense of eliminating funding for radical extremism or defeating terrorism", during a call with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahayan, Abu Dhabi's crown prince, the White House said in a statement . [Full Article...]

London Police name third attacker

The Labour mayor told the BBC that the responsibility for the bloodshed lies with the attackers but said said that "there's no doubt that fewer police officers means we are in more danger". One of three jihadis who killed seven people, including one Australian, in London told Italian police he wanted to be a terrorist when they kept him from travelling to the Middle East previous year. [Full Article...]

Scottish referendum in doubt after steep losses for SNP in United Kingdom vote

Many it is believed are also independence supporters but who are left-wing and who want to vote Labour but until now couldn't. "We are very interested in a progressive alliance to deny the Tories a majority, but I think we will be facing a different prime minister". [Full Article...]

Scottish Secessionist Dreams Of Swift Independence Vote Dashed

She said: "I'm disappointed at the SNP losses but I'm pleased that we've won the election". The First Minister was forced to admit a massive backlash against her referendum demand was "undoubtedly" a factor in her party losing 21 MPs, including Mr Salmond and Angus Robertson , and pledged to "consider very carefully" her next steps over the coming days. [Full Article...]

The British election: There are no sure things in hard times

Labour's Corbyn , reveling in a storming campaign trail performance after pundits had pronounced his Labour Party all but dead, said May should step down and that he wanted to form a minority government. May had spent the campaign denouncing Corbyn as the weak leader of a spendthrift party that would crash Britain's economy and flounder in Brexit talks, while she would provide "strong an... [Full Article...]

Angus Robertson ousted as SNP sees vote share slump

Angus Robertson ousted as SNP sees vote share slump The Scottish National Party´s, SNP, former leader Alex Salmond has lost his Gordon seat amid a Scottish Conservative surge. "But we have to acknowledge that the question of a second independence referendum was a significant motivator of votes against the SNP in this election, and we have to be attentive to that point". [Full Article...]

Food, families and flights: anxiety and confusion descend on Qatar

Shi'ite Muslim Iran blamed Sunni arch-rival Saudi Arabia for the attack, which was claimed by the Sunni Islamic State militant group. Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies may have felt emboldened to move against Qatar by Trump's visit last month to Riyadh , which saw the president clearly align United States interests with the kingdom and lash out at Iran. [Full Article...]

Putin dismisses United States claims about Trump, Russia and elections

Saturday in Boone, IA, Republican Senator Joni Ernst commented on the possibility. Comey is no longer under the control of the executive branch, Whittington said, which is why "the executive branch has no capacity to withhold him from Congress". [Full Article...]


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