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Macron's party set for huge majority in parliament

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko could soon meet with French President Emmanuel Macron . "Between (France's) presidential and legislative elections, the climate of the country has changed completely". The proposal may be a hard sell in the short term for German Chancellor Merkel, who faces general elections in September. They are likely to include initiatives like a minimum price for carbon-e... [Full Article...]

Comey told Senators that Sessions had third meeting with Russian diplomat

Trump said , Comey recalled, "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go". He also said he was "confused and increasingly concerned" by Trump's shifting explanations for firing him, including Trump's remark that he had had Russian Federation on his mind in dismissing Comey four years into a 10-year term. [Full Article...]

Blockade against Qatar 'hindering' planning for long-term operation

Numerous others added to the list are figures associated with the Muslim Brotherhood who have made Qatar a base, including Brotherhood spiritual leader Yousef al-Qaradawi. He also rejected "a military solution as an option" to resolving the crisis, and said Qatar could survive "forever" despite the measures taken against it. [Full Article...]

Who are Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill - the PM's quitting advisers?

Who are Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill - the PM's quitting advisers? In a statement on the website Conservative Home, Timothy said he took "full responsibility" for his role in the defeat, but blasted "bizarre media reports" about his role in the election campaign. May has apologised to Conservative MPs who lost their seats in the vote and has announced a minor cabinet reshuffle to try to shore up her power base. [Full Article...]

London Bridge attacker tried to rent larger truck, police say

Pakistan-born Khuram Butt (27) and Rachid Radouane (30) - reportedly of Moroccan-Libyan descent - were the other two attackers. A police officer who was stabbed in the eye trying to stop the London Bridge attackers with only his baton has said he was sorry he couldn't do more. [Full Article...]

Iran Arrests Two More Suspects Linked To Tehran Attacks

Home to some 10,000 troops, it is central to the US-led fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria . Authorities in Saudi Arabia are said to be now at alert after terror group, Islamic State popularly known as ISIS threatened to attack the kingdom. [Full Article...]

Iran: Tehran attackers had fought in IS strongholds of Mosul, Raqa

Iran: Tehran attackers had fought in IS strongholds of Mosul, Raqa Iran's Revolutionary Guards blamed regional Sunni rival Saudi Arabia , a UAE ally. Saudi Arabia, however, seemed too preoccupied to respond . And Saudi Arabia, under the two-year-old reign of King Salman and his powerful son, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is demonstrating an unexpected willingness to plunge into risky multifront battles. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom leader May seen fighting for survival after election failure

The new government and its partners will have to work hard to agree a strategy, although the EU's budget commissioner, Gunther Oettinger, tweeted that the United Kingdom is now a weaker negotiating partner than prior to the election and questioned whether the Brexit negotiations could start on schedule. [Full Article...]

British police arrest five of Pakistani family in connection with London attacks

Early Saturday morning, officers from the "Metropolitan London Police's Counter Terrorism Command arrested a 28-year-old man at a residential address in East London ", ABC reported. But the payment by the gang's leader, Khuram Butt , failed to go through. Haydon appealed for more witnesses to come forward. They are also warning the public of other similar attacks and want to hear from an... [Full Article...]

Theresa May Vows Brexit Will Go On

British newspapers summed it up in a word: Mayhem. "I obviously wanted a different result last night and I'm sorry for all those colleagues who lost their seats who didn't deserve to lose", she said . In May's camp, recriminations were immediate and stinging. Instead, she risked an ignominious exit after just 11 months in the post, which would be the shortest tenure of any prime minister ... [Full Article...]

Afghan soldier kills 2 US soldiers

He said the Afghan soldier was killed after the attack. The US military command in Afghanistan released a statement saying that the "friendly-fire" incident "resulted in the deaths and injuries" and that an investigation is being conducted. [Full Article...]

Modi meets Xi, calls for respecting each other's core concerns

In his address at the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in the Kazakh capital, Modi hoped that India's entry into the SCO family will give new momentum to the grouping in dealing with terrorism. Xinhua reported. China and India should also boost trade and investment cooperation and work together for earlier harvest from large- scale cooperation projects in such areas... [Full Article...]

May's key advisers Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy resign following election

In a resignation statement on the Conservative Home website, Timothy conceded that the campaign had failed to communicate "Theresa's positive plan for the future", and missed signs of surging support for the opposition Labour Party. Writing in the "Times" , she said: "What I could never work out was whether May condoned their behaviour and turned a blind eye or didn't understand how destructive... [Full Article...]

Theresa May's political power is 'massively weakened' following United Kingdom snap election

Of course, May did not count on timing alone. The political uncertainty generated by this election must not derail the Brexit process. Chancellor Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson , Home Secretary Amber Rudd, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon and Brexit Secretary David Davis have all been kept on in their roles. [Full Article...]

London attack: Body pulled from Thames River is 8th victim, officials say

London attack: Body pulled from Thames River is 8th victim, officials say He has been taken into custody at a south London police station and is detained under the Terrorism Act. "Searches of the residential address in Newham are ongoing", the statement said. One man has been bailed to appear in court at a date in late June. A total of 21 people have been arrested so far in the investigation into the suicide bombing. [Full Article...]

DOJ: Trump can accept payments from foreign governments

Crew's lawsuit argues Trump is breaching the emoluments clause by collecting revenues such as rent from foreign governments for units in the president's Trump Tower. In a statement, the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said the government's papers showed "that they don't believe anyone can go to court to stop the president from systematically violating the Constitution". [Full Article...]

Bill Cosby's legal team attack sex assault accuser's credibility

Bill Cosby's legal team attack sex assault accuser's credibility She did not see Cosby before or after the show, she said, but she gave Cosby's aides a gift from her brother. "She could go to school", he said. Cosby, 79, is charged with drugging and sexually abusing Constand in 2004. She says she made it clear she didn't welcome the behavior. She claims he became flirtatious, grabbing her thigh and later trying to unbutton her trousers. [Full Article...]

China condemns terrorist attacks in Tehran, calling for peace in Gulf

Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa will meet with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu, as well as Erdogan to discuss the "latest developments in the region", the ministry said in a statement . The attack allegedly attributed false statements in a story published by the state-run Qatar News Agency on May 23 that were "allegedly made by the young Qatari emir, Sh... [Full Article...]

Trump calls UK Prime Minister May after election upset

May would be forced to resign if she failed to win a majority in a subsequent vote. "I'm not sure that we should read , from the results of this vote, that Britons' sovereign decision on Brexit has been cast into doubt in any way". "We want there to be a government ". With the Conservatives fighting to run a minority government , senior MPs are concerned that Mrs May now lacks the authori... [Full Article...]

Democratic Unionist Party could prop up the Tories in new coalition government

On the alliance with the DUP she said: 'We will continue to work with our friends and allies in the DUP in particular. We will talk to whoever is the largest party, it looks like the Conservatives. With no party holding an overall majority in the House of Commons, the Democratic Unionists are emerging as power brokers in propping up a Tory minority government. [Full Article...]


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