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Professor eats his pro-Brexit book after election stunner

Professor eats his pro-Brexit book after election stunner Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins now believes Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn could become Prime Minister - less than a year after saying he was "not destined" for the role. He ate his book earlier today on Sky News, which had cleared the stunt with health and safety. Even with the first indications (from work by YouGov for The Times ) that Labour support had surged to such an extent that it... [Full Article...]

Qatar hires Bush attorney general John Ashcroft for 'crisis response'

Qatar has said citizens of states that have cut ties with the emirate will be allowed to stay in the country despite measures against its own nationals. In a sign Gulf states were seeking to lessen the human impact of their June 5 severing of ties, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE said on Sunday they had set up hotlines to help families with Qatari members, without elaborating. [Full Article...]

Iran Sends 90 Tonnes Of Food To Isolated Qatar

Iran Sends 90 Tonnes Of Food To Isolated Qatar UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash tweeted: "Is this the beginning of wisdom and reasonable thinking?" Qatar's neighbors cut ties with the country over accusations that it sponsors Islamic extremism, which Qatar denies. [Full Article...]

DUP agrees to prop up May in 'you scratch my back' deal

DUP agrees to prop up May in 'you scratch my back' deal May] wanted a mandate; the mandate she's got is lost votes, lost support and lost confidence", said Mr. Corbyn as he secured a greater majority in his constituency of Islington North. Irish premier Enda Kenny has been urged to "keep his nose out of British politics" after he told Theresa May the outworking of the general election must not put the Good Friday Agreement at risk. [Full Article...]

Goodwill gesture: India to release 11 Pakistan prisoners today

Goodwill gesture: India to release 11 Pakistan prisoners today Earlier on Saturday, a heart-warming gesture was witnessed when three Pakistani minor boys, who were apprehended after accidentally crossing over to the Indian side in Ajnala town in Amritsar district were handed back, laden with gifts and candies, by the Border Security Force (BSF). [Full Article...]

United States intelligence chiefs decline to discuss Trump contacts

United States intelligence chiefs decline to discuss Trump contacts Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats (2nd-R) testifies as he appears alongside acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe (L), Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (2nd-L) and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers (R) at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in Washington , U.S., June 7, 2017. [Full Article...]

Senators sound calls to release Comey 'tapes' as Trump attacks 'cowardly' leak

Though Mr Trump has lambasted Mr Comey as a " leaker ", he also claimed "total and complete vindication " following the ex-FBI chief's testimony, focusing on Mr Comey's confirmation that Mr Trump was not personally being probed. He said the FBI became "aware of facts that I can't discuss in an open setting that would make ( Sessions' ) continued engagement in a Russia-related investigation prob... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump blasts 'coward' James Comey

With stronger evidence, Trump could face the same sort of criminal allegations that forced President Richard Nixon to resign in 1973, and saw Bill Clinton impeached by the House of Representatives but survive a Senate trial in 1998-99. just made his dad seem like a liar. Comey raises a legitimate point when he asks: Why did the president have everyone leave the Oval Office before he brought ... [Full Article...]

Theresa May is a dead woman walking

Theresa May is a dead woman walking Under pressure from Conservative cabinet ministers, May accepted the resignation of her two top aides, her co-chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, on Saturday. They formed part of May's small inner circle and were blamed by many Conservatives for the party's lackluster campaign and unpopular election platform, which alienated older voters with its plan to take away a winter fuel allowanc... [Full Article...]

Israeli PM calls for dismantling of UN Palestinian refugee agency

Israeli PM calls for dismantling of UN Palestinian refugee agency Netanyahu on Sunday reiterated Israel's longstanding complaint that UNRWA "teaches children how to hate Israel" in its schools and accused the organization of "perpetuating the Palestinian refugee problem". A United Nations aid agency that helps Palestinians in Gaza has condemned the territory's Hamas rulers after discovering a tunnel under two of its schools for boys. [Full Article...]

Blasts rock besieged city as Philippines marks independence day

Blasts rock besieged city as Philippines marks independence day The US involvement, made public for the first time Saturday, shows Manila's continued reliance on Washington's military prowess, despite an onslaught of anti-American sentiment from Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte since he rose to power past year. [Full Article...]

Record low turnout among voters in French parliamentary election

Record low turnout among voters in French parliamentary election The vote delivered a further crushing blow to the Socialist and conservative parties that had alternated in power for decades until Macron's election in May blew apart the left-right divide. This is an astonishing result for a party that Mr Macron founded only 14 months ago. Macron's party has largely avoided controversy but one of his ministers who is running for re-election in Brittany, Richar... [Full Article...]

Madhya Pradesh: CM Shivraj ends his fast

Madhya Pradesh: CM Shivraj ends his fast He was on indefinite fast since Saturday to restore peace in the state. BJP state president Nandkumar Singh Chauhan had claimed that the family members of those killed in police firing at Mandsaur on Tuesday have requested the CM to call off his fast. [Full Article...]

Madhya Pradesh: Curfew lifted from remaining areas of Mandsaur

Madhya Pradesh: Curfew lifted from remaining areas of Mandsaur This comes at a time when Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur district has been boiling over a farmers' agitation to waive off their loans. The crisis began after at least five farmers had lost their lives in a clash with the police in Mandsaur. However, as the chief minister and agriculture minister Gauri Shankar Bisen ruled out any loan waiver, a group of farmers started a counter-protest at the same si... [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson denies plot to topple UK PM

Boris Johnson denies plot to topple UK PM Discussions were held between May's Conservatives and the DUP over the weekend with a view to the Northern Irish party supporting May's minority government on key votes in parliament. Her Downing Street office initially announced on Saturday that the "principles of an outline agreement" had been agreed, only for the smaller party to contradict that account hours later. [Full Article...]

Irish PM expresses concern over May's proposed DUP deal

Irish PM expresses concern over May's proposed DUP deal But Theresa May had a very stumbling election campaign, and that severely undermined her status of this strong and stable leader. May's weakened position in the party ruled out big changes. The Conservatives are now trying to strike a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ) in a bid to stay in power. Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ) agreed in principle to a "con... [Full Article...]

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha sponsored shutdown of government offices begin in Darjeeling

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha sponsored shutdown of government offices begin in Darjeeling Gurung heads a legally mandated self-autonomous council. "She should end her interference and apologise to the people of West Bengal ", BJP leader Rahul Sinha told ANI . The protests over the language issue had reignited the demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland. Gurung, in a response, told the media, "We are ready to court arrest". [Full Article...]

EU says time pressing hard to start Brexit talks

EU says time pressing hard to start Brexit talks It now holds 318 seats. In one of her most colourful claims during the election campaign, the PM said: "Jeremy Corbyn's minders can put him into a smart blue suit for an interview with Jeremy Paxman". The election campaign brutally exposed May's weaknesses - particularly her insistence on taking key decisions without reference to Cabinet colleagues, and her reluctance to risk contact with the pu... [Full Article...]

EasyJet plane takes emergency action after 'suspicious conversation' involving 'terrorist content'

The landing caused the cessation of all inbound and outbound flight activity at Cologne Airport from 7 p.m. until almost 10 p.m. that evening, according to a statement by the airport police press office. The plane was diverted to Cologne-Bonn airport as a precaution and the 151 passengers on board were disembarked using emergency slides, the Associated Press reported. [Full Article...]

'Dear Evan Hansen' wins big at Tonys Awards _ so far

'Dear Evan Hansen' wins big at Tonys Awards _ so far Hello, Dolly! also won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical . The Tonys, hosted for the first time by Kevin Spacey , will be televised live by CBS on Sunday from New York's Radio City Music Hall. "To the ladies and gentlemen of the Oslo Accords who believed in democracy, who believed in seeing peace, seeing their enemies as humans, I give this up to them", said Rogers. [Full Article...]


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