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The White House Can't Decide How to Attack James Comey

The White House Can't Decide How to Attack James Comey The White House has not confirmed if such tapes exist. Questioned about Comey's central claim that Trump told him to drop the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into his former national security advisor Michael Flynn, Trump responded: " I didn't say that ". [Full Article...]

Talks on United Kingdom minority govt 'positive'

Talks on United Kingdom minority govt 'positive' Labour surpassed expectations by winning 262. Some say her failure means the government must now take a more flexible approach to the divorce, potentially softening the exit terms. Ireland's foreign minister Charlie Flanagan said his country, which after Brexit will have the EU's only land border with the United Kingdom, was very keen for the Brexit talks to start, and to produce a deal that ... [Full Article...]

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

Britain's May reaches 'outline' power deal after election fiasco A buoyant Jeremy Corbyn, however, says in an interview with the Sunday Mirror: "I can still be Prime Minister". May's office has said that the most senior Cabinet members - including Treasury chief Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Amber Rudd - will keep their jobs, but she is expected to shuffle the lower ranks of ministers. [Full Article...]

AG Sessions to testify Tuesday at Senate intelligence panel

AG Sessions to testify Tuesday at Senate intelligence panel Sessions came off particularly badly in last Thursday's testimony by fired FBI Director James Comey , leading Dan Rather to label him a " marked man ". Trump at first maintained Comey had been fired as a result of discontent among the FBI agents he supervised, but a day later admitted that he fired the FBI chief as a outcome of the bureau's investigation of Russian meddling in US politics. [Full Article...]

Theresa May's two closest advisers quit after election debacle

Theresa May's two closest advisers quit after election debacle May suffered a humiliating blow as the " snap election " Thursday spectacularly backfired , stripping her Conservative Party of its commanding majority in Parliament. She is also behind May's anti-human trafficking campaign, which saw the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act in 2015. "She wanted a mandate", Corbyn said. [Full Article...]

Trump Says Comey Testimony Shows No Collusion With Russia

Trump also denied asking Comey for a pledge of loyalty during one of a string of private meetings. Though Comey joked at a Senate hearing one week before his May 9 firing that he perhaps regretted picking up the phone when he was recruited for the Federal Bureau of Investigation job while living comfortably in CT, he also was known to pepper speeches with cracks about the "soulless" private ... [Full Article...]

United States and Russian Federation call for dialogue over Qatar-GCC dispute

Earlier on Friday, Tillerson asked Saudi Arabia and its allies to halt the blockade because of "humanitarian consequences" and also because it was "hindering United States military actions in the region and the campaign against Isis". He said 90 tons of vegetables already have been sent and that the flights "will be continued based on demand". The official didn't address Tillerson's claims tha... [Full Article...]

UK: DUP agrees to 'confidence and supply' deal to support Conservatives

UK: DUP agrees to 'confidence and supply' deal to support Conservatives No.10 announced Gavin Barwell, the former Tory housing minister who lost his seat at the election, had been appointed to replace them as Downing Street chief of staff. The DUP was founded in the 1970s by the late firebrand preacher Ian Paisley, and in the 1980s was a key player in the "Save Ulster from Sodomy" campaign, which unsuccessfully fought against the legalization of gay sex. [Full Article...]

UK: May set to form govt amid opposition to DUP deal

UK: May set to form govt amid opposition to DUP deal The DUP has a long history of opposing the advancement of gay rights in the country. Former Treasury chief George Osborne - who was sacked by May previous year - called May a "dead woman walking", and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he was ready to contest another election at any time. [Full Article...]

Theresa May's best hope, DUP opposes abortion, same-sex marriage

Theresa May's best hope, DUP opposes abortion, same-sex marriage A source close to the DUP said the party was seeking more funding for the province and concessions for former British soldiers in exchange for supporting May. "I was fairly straightforward with her and I told her that there were a number of things that count to me more than the party", Davidson told the BBC. [Full Article...]

Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter For Deadly 'Ghost Ship' Fire

Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter For Deadly 'Ghost Ship' Fire Stanford Law professor Robert Weisberg says O'Malley could have even sought second-degree murder, but that these charges against Almena and Harris were "inevitable". At her news conference yesterday, O'Malley condemned Almena's role in allowing the space to be used for habitation and large gatherings of people: "The paying guests at the event were faced with a almost impossible labyrinth of the de... [Full Article...]

May to form minority 'government of certainty'

May to form minority 'government of certainty' Following a meeting with the Queen to seal her continued premiership, she asserted only the Conservatives and the DUP have "the legitimacy and ability to provide that certainty by commanding a majority in the House of Commons" having secured the largest number of votes and the greatest number of seats in the General Election . [Full Article...]

Iran Arrests 41 Suspects over Tehran Attacks

Iran Arrests 41 Suspects over Tehran Attacks Iran has arrested nearly 50 people in connection with twin attacks on Tehran that killed 17 people last week, officials said, as security forces stepped up efforts to crack down on suspected militants. Previously, ISIS has carried out multiple attacks in Saudi Arabia . It says dozens of people have been detained. However, Behnam Ben Taleblu, a senior Iran analyst at the Washington-based Foundat... [Full Article...]

Britain's May seeks deal with N. Ireland party

Britain's May seeks deal with N. Ireland party To stay in power, the Conservatives are seeking support from Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party . The DUP , in a separate statement, said talks with Conservative Party representatives had been positive and will continue this week to work on details, and to reach agreement on the arrangements for the new parliament. [Full Article...]

Iran claims to have killed mastermind of twin attacks in Tehran

Iran's intelligence minister Mahmoud Alavi said that 43 suspects had been arrested by Satursday night and that operations to identify more "terrorist cells" were under way. Neighbouring Iraq also witnessed terror attacks two days later, near the Shia holy shrine of Karbala located to the south of Baghdad, which killed 30. [Full Article...]

Islamists kill 13 Philippine marines in wartorn Marawi city

Islamists kill 13 Philippine marines in wartorn Marawi city Duterte , who declared martial law on Mindanao - an island the size of South Korea - after the Islamist fighters overran Marawi , said that under martial law he has authority over the defense department. An estimated 500 to 1,000 civilians are trapped there, some being held as human shields, while others are hiding in their homes with no access to running water, electricity or food. [Full Article...]

5 things you need to know about the SNP manifesto #GE2017

AN SNP victory in the general election in Scotland would complete a "triple lock" for a second independence referendum, according to the party's manifesto. Ms Davidson was +5, down 26 from a high of +12; Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale was -2, up 8 compared to -10; and Scottish LibDem leader was +6 and Green Patrick Harvie +12. [Full Article...]

May Still in Search of Deal to Form a Government

May Still in Search of Deal to Form a Government Several British newspapers were reporting that some prominent Conservatives , including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Minister David Davis, were being urged by supporters to challenge Ms May for the party leadership. MARTIN: But she is talking to a party out in Northern Ireland called the Democratic Unionists in an effort to form a coalition that would allow her to govern. [Full Article...]

Mastermind of Tehran Attack Has Been Killed: Iran

Mastermind of Tehran Attack Has Been Killed: Iran Alavi said that in the last month the intelligence ministry had identified and crushed "a terrorist team" nearly every day but had not publicised it to avoiding spreading fear among the public. Alavi noted that about 43 terrorists were identified and arrested following the recent terrorist attack in the country, adding that some of them were in connection with the Tehran twin attacks and some ... [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn vows to fight Theresa May 'all the way'

Jeremy Corbyn vows to fight Theresa May 'all the way' The UK has a hung Parliament now because none of the parties won enough seats in the General Election to make a government. The main opposition Labour Party took 262. However, Fallon said both sides had agreed on the principles of the arrangement, that the DUP would support the government on key economic and security issues. [Full Article...]


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