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Will Jeff Sessions' Testimony Derail President's New Initiative?

Sessions, who recused himself from the Russian Federation probe in March, had been scheduled to testify before the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees next week. In his testimony, Comey vaguely suggested that there may be other reasons for Sessions' recusal. Former FBI director Mr Comey appeared before the same panel last week, during which he accused the White House of "lying" abo... [Full Article...]

Trump offers to help resolve Qatar crisis

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. In a statement by the Foreign Ministry, the African country accused Qatar of having connections to terrorist organizations. Qatar received no notice from the other Arab countries before ties were cut, he s... [Full Article...]

Majority of US Voters Think Trump Should Stop Tweeting

Trump himself has said that he prefers Twitter because it avoids the media filters. Trump's "honest and unfiltered" message is going to get his policies blocked and his ass impeached . Now we are told to treat the President of the United States of America calling the Mayor of London's remarks " pathetic " an official White House statement. [Full Article...]

Simona Halep misses another chance to win Grand Slam title

So if Jelena Ostapenko catches fire and starts blasting winners - as we know the youngster can do - will Halep panic? Not coincidentally, that was also the last time at any Grand Slam tournament that none of the women's quarterfinalists had previously won a major championship. [Full Article...]

Tehran attackers were Iranians, committed terror attacks in Syria, Iraq - Iranian intelligence

Iran initially said a dozen victims died; it's unclear whether the toll announced Thursday includes the five attackers. Meanwhile, President Trump's statement on the attack has prompted criticism in Iran. Iran's Embassy in Azerbaijan has released a statement on the terrorist attacks committed in Tehran on Wednesday. The ISIS media wing, Amaq, claimed "fighters with the Islamic State" carri... [Full Article...]

Julie Andrews definitely won't appear in 'Mary Poppins Returns'

Julie Andrews definitely won't appear in 'Mary Poppins Returns' Travers, original co-composer Richard Sherman (who penned the music with his late brother Robert), and star Dick Van Dyke have all pledged their support to the long-gestating sequel. "She said it's time and she said, 'I know it'll be cared for, '" Marshall said. But then again, it's nice that the film won't have to come to a complete stop to pay tribute to yet another icon, because that nearly n... [Full Article...]

Warren Gatland hits back at 'personal' criticism as Lions win ignites tour

Warren Gatland hits back at 'personal' criticism as Lions win ignites tour Taylor said it was "quite a close hit" in scrums these days and sometimes the Lions would "have a lean" and at other times they didn't, with the Crusaders penalised for pre-engaging. But then the Crusaders knocked on trying to pulverise the visiting pack in driving off the line-out. "And they'll just go through the protocols". [Full Article...]

UAE Chides Qatar for Seeking 'Non-Arab' Help

The UAE attorney general said Wednesday that "any participation in conversation or social media or any other means that demonstrates sympathy to Qatar... Kuwait and Oman, within the GCC, have tried to mediate. President Donald Trump is offering to mediate the Qatar diplomatic crisis by hosting the feuding countries for a White House meeting. [Full Article...]

Juncker makes case for EU defence integration

He added the USA was "no longer interested in guaranteeing Europe's security in our place". Now with the anniversary of Britain's landmark June 23 Brexit vote looming and still no serious negotiations underway, many European Union nations and top officials have had enough. [Full Article...]

Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after United Kingdom vote

Mrs May had called the snap election in an attempt to extend her majority and strengthen her position in Brexit negotiations, but it backfired spectacularly after she failed to win enough seats to form a Conservative government. British politicians differ widely on what they want from the Brexit negotiating process, seeing it as a way to shift Britain either to the right or left. [Full Article...]

UK's May Says She Will Form Gov't, Press Ahead With Brexit

UK's May Says She Will Form Gov't, Press Ahead With Brexit Unlike the 2015 election, there was little countenance this time round of a hung parliament . Ruth Davidson , the Conservative leader in Scotland , said she had asked May for assurances that there would be no attack on gay rights after a deal with the DUP. [Full Article...]

'100 per cent' willing to testify over Comey conversations: Donald Trump

If it does, they want to listen to them. The House intelligence committee is seeking any tapes of the conversations. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said his committee is now focusing on verifying Comey's testimony. [Full Article...]

London Bridge Attacker Attempted to Rent Large Truck

He wasn't charged and was about to be released from bail because of insufficient evidence, the police said . They saw a man dragged from a house and arrested while armed officers led three women out to a neighbouring garden and told them to keep their heads down. [Full Article...]

Taliban claims responsibility for Afghan soldier killing 2 United States soldiers

The Afghan soldier was killed "in return fire", Attahullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar province, said. "The American invaders were there to support their Afghan slaves". Special Operations forces - including elite Army Rangers and Green Berets - have been working alongside Afghan commandos to route the Islamic State from the area. [Full Article...]

Up high? Too slow! Corbyn's high-five ends in awkward thud

The 68-year-old saw his party gain a remarkable 30 seats as young voters turned out in their droves on Thursday (June 8) - eventually resulting in a hung parliament . But clearly misreading a finger-point as something else, the Labour politician went in for a full high-five but completely missed his target. Fittingly, someone concluded: "I love this country so much - after all that has happened... [Full Article...]

Gadhafi's son released from more than 5 years of detention

Gadhafi's son released from more than 5 years of detention Libya's authorities and the International Criminal Court (ICC ) are in dispute over who has the right to judge him. Saif al Islam was captured by the Abu Bakr al Sadiq Brigade fighters late in 2011, the year when a popular uprising toppled Gaddafi after more than 40 years in power. [Full Article...]

DUP to support minority Tory government after 'confidence and supply' deal reached

The 10 MPs from the Northern Irish party could prove crucial in supporting the Conservatives on key votes after Thursday's election saw Mrs May lose control of the Commons. She said: "They have achieved little propping up Tory governments in the past and put their own interests before those of the people". Mrs May's decision to seek a deal with the DUP has prompted concerns from some Tories. [Full Article...]

EU's Tusk warns Britain Brexit time tight, risk of no deal

Elmar Brok, a prominent German conservative member of the EU parliament , said Europeans would be disappointed May had failed to gain the majority that could have helped her override her party hardliners: "Now no prime minister will have that room for manoeuvre", he said. [Full Article...]

Merkel says ready for Brexit talks, assumes United Kingdom sticking to its plan

Merkel says ready for Brexit talks, assumes United Kingdom sticking to its plan Merkel said Friday she was ready for the upcoming talks with the United Kingdom on the European Union exit and expected London to stick to the agreed schedule. Earlier, Brussels' chief negotiator Michel Barnier has said the talks would begin when Britain was ready, suggesting he would consider a short delay. [Full Article...]

London Bridge attack: Terror group exhausted to hire 7.5 tonne lorry

London Bridge attack: Terror group exhausted to hire 7.5 tonne lorry Police found Islamic State propaganda material on his cellphone. Italian media reported that officials suspected he was bound for Syria and that Italian authorities had alerted their British counterparts about his movements. Security services are set to undertake reviews into intelligence processes and whether they could have prevented the attack. Five other men, aged 27-30, remain in police ... [Full Article...]


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