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UK defence minister Fallon says government views on Brexit haven't changed

May's weakened position in the party rules out big changes to the Cabinet lineup. Newspapers said foreign minister Boris Johnson and other leading party members were weighing leadership challenges. Some say her failure means the government must now take a more flexible approach to the divorce. Overnight there was confusion over the status of an agreement with the DUP , with Downing Street ... [Full Article...]

Two of Theresa May's closest aides quit following General Election result

After confirming on Friday that her top five ministers, including Chancellor Philip Hammond, would keep their jobs, May was expected to appoint a team that will take on one of the most demanding negotiations in British history. Corbyn was elected Labour leader nearly two years ago on a groundswell for change - a shift mirrored across Europe, where centre-left parties have lost support to anti-esta... [Full Article...]

Turkish products hit shelves as blockade remains in Qatar

Kuwait's ruler, meanwhile, is making an effort to help mediate. Saudi's allies also welcomed "President Trump's leadership in challenging Qatar's troubling support for extremism". The UAE's central bank also ordered the country's financial institutions to apply enhanced scrutiny on any accounts with six Qatari banks, including Qatar National Bank, which is the largest bank in Africa and the Midd... [Full Article...]

Flynn to Turn Over Subpoenaed Documents to Senate Intel Committee

In addition to approving subpoenas for Flynn and Cohen, the committee also approved them for their companies , Flynn Intel Group LLC and Michael D. Cohen & Associates PC. The congressional inquiry into ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation has advanced beyond formal requests for information from Trump aides. [Full Article...]

Police identify 3rd London attacker as terror investigation continues

Others who had been arrested were released without being charged. Zaghba's Italian citizenship prevented such an expulsion, Italian daily Repubblica said. Corriere said Zaghba had been radicalized by Khuram Butt , considered the head of the cell. Although Khuram B. was known to authorities, police on Monday said, "There was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the ... [Full Article...]

U.S. forces conduct strike against Somalia's Al-Shabaab: Pentagon

The strike was conducted with the authority of the president in March, 2017. In May, a USA service member was killed during an operation conducted against al-Shabaab while supporting the Somali National Army. "We remain committed to working with our Somali partners and allies to systematically dismantle al-Shabab, and help achieve stability and security throughout the region", White said. [Full Article...]

Theresa May finalises cabinet amid minority government talks

As May struggled to contain the fallout, her two closest aides resigned. He added the DUP were "very good negotiators" who would be likely to push for more investment in Northern Ireland, which could see demands follow from the other devolved nations. [Full Article...]

Trump v Comey: Who said what

The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked him for an interview . Sources told CNN said Marc Kasowitz plans to file the complaint with the Justice Department Inspector General and the Senate Judiciary Committee. Comey said he hoped leaking the memos would prompt a special counsel to be appointed for the Russian Federation probe. James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our co... [Full Article...]

US Protesters Urge End to 50 Years of Israeli Occupation

Hundreds of Hamas terrorists who were formerly imprisoned by Israel claim they have not received their monthly payments from the Palestinian Authority (PA). One of the protesters was shot in his arm while the other suffered an injury to his foot after clashes broke out east of the Bureij refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. [Full Article...]

UK election: Theresa May fights for survival ahead of Brexit talks

UK election: Theresa May fights for survival ahead of Brexit talks May, who after (mildly) opposing Brexit in the referendum accepted the verdict of the voters, thought that by holding an early election she could strengthen her ability to secure a definitive divorce from the European Union on terms favorable to the United Kingdom, a so-called "hard Brexit ". [Full Article...]

Britain's PM Theresa May reaches 'outline' power deal after election fiasco

Britain's PM Theresa May reaches 'outline' power deal after election fiasco The only other party that could deliver a Conservative government, the Scottish National Party, has made its implacable opposition to Ms May's party well known. In 2015, the DUP led the opposition in the Northern Ireland Assembly after a judge ruled that a Christian-run bakery could not refuse to make a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan. [Full Article...]

Northern Ireland's DUP says could help Britain's Theresa May reach majority

But can she do it? The Conservatives are short of an overall parliamentary majority following last night's election results. The Conservative Party has depended on Irish politicians before: Prime Minister John Major relied on support from the Ulster Unionist Party to shore up his tiny majority in 1992-1997. [Full Article...]

Trump's lawyer to file leak complaint against Comey

Trump has a long history of threatening to file complaints and lawsuits and not following through. Legal experts questioned whether Trump's private encounters with Comey could be considered privileged.Kasowitz plans to file a complaint early next week about Comey's disclosure of conversations with the president, a person close to the legal team said on Friday.He will file the complaint with the... [Full Article...]

Attorney General Sessions next up for Capitol Hill scrutiny

Attorney General Sessions next up for Capitol Hill scrutiny Attorney General Jeff Sessions why he was involved in the firing last month of FBI Director James Comey after he had recused himself from matters relating to the Russian Federation probe. "The Senate intelligence committee is the most appropriate forum for such matters, as it has been conducting an investigation and has access to relevant, classified information", he added. [Full Article...]

President Trump fires back at White House reporters over James Comey's statements

The White House was forced to issue an unprecedented statement saying: "The President is not a liar". Trump was publicly silent while Comey testified on Thursday , but tweeted an accusation Friday that Comey - whom Trump fired in May - lied under oath. [Full Article...]

UN chief congratulates India, Pak on full SCO membership

UN chief congratulates India, Pak on full SCO membership Prime Minister Modi also met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during his visit wherein they discussed the current situation in Afghanistan, with specific reference to fighting terrorism and promoting peace, stability and reconciliation there. [Full Article...]

London terror attacks: British police makes one more arrest in Ilford

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 problem occurs when we know someone is moving in extremist circles but we don't have evidence to indicate that they are plotting an attack", said the British government official who spoke on condition of anonymity. [Full Article...]

2 fishermen killed as cargo ship hits fishing boat

2 fishermen killed as cargo ship hits fishing boat The vessel left the spot of the collision, and was sought out and detained by Indian Navy and the Coast Guard only after a big search was mounted for it, Inspector General of Police (Ernakulam Range) P Vijayan told PTI . A report in Mathrubhumi said that according to the injured fishermen, the fishing vessel was completely destroyed in the collision. City Police Commissioner MP Dinesh, co... [Full Article...]

Appears to confirm Comey's testimony on Flynn investigation

Presuming Trump did make the comment, some of Comey's Republican critics have suggested the use of the word "hope" meant that the president was not attempting to direct Comey to drop the investigation. Trump Jr. and his brother Eric are not officially involved in the administration after their father handed over management of Trump Organization to them prior to his inauguration. [Full Article...]

Trump Says He Is '100%' Willing To Testify Under Oath About Comey

Comey wanted to prevent the appointment of a special counsel for Hillary Clinton , who was the subject of an FBI investigation, but he wanted to "prompt" the appointment of a special counsel for President Trump , who was not the subject of an FBI investigation. [Full Article...]


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