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World US providing 'technical' support to Philippines against IS-linked group

Herrera said 13 marines conducting clearing operations died after an "intense" house-to-house firefight during which they encountered improvised explosive devices and were attacked by rocket-propelled grenades. As of this posting, there are 58 government troops confirmed death and around 120 wounded in the fighting which is now entering its fourth week. Outside governments have expressed alarm... [Full Article...]

Britain's May apologises to own MPs for election 'mess'

Britain's May apologises to own MPs for election 'mess' A confidence and supply deal would mean them backing the Government on its Budget and confidence motions, but could potentially lead to other issues being decided on a vote-by-vote basis. She seemed to settle nerves among Eurosceptics and pro-EU lawmakers about her strategy for Britain's departure from the European Union and eased concerns about a tie-up with the Northern Ireland's Democratic U... [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson calling for end to blockade of Qatar

Boris Johnson calling for end to blockade of Qatar Cabinet officials have said it is hurting the campaign against ISIS. Flynas tweeted that it seeks not only pilots but also sales, security, maintenance and other personnel. "If Qatar was to do anything like that, in Dubai the lights would probably go off", said Christopher Davidson, a professor of Middle East politics at Durham University in Britain . [Full Article...]

Natural gas built Qatar, now may protect it in Gulf dispute

Natural gas built Qatar, now may protect it in Gulf dispute Qatar is the UK's third largest export market in the Middle East and North Africa region, according to United Kingdom government statistics. In Paris, Sheikh Mohammed, who is on a European tour to drum up support for Qatar, said his country had no idea what had provoked the move against it. [Full Article...]

Third London attacker had been detained en route for Syria

Third London attacker had been detained en route for Syria Meanwhile, the Spanish government has confirmed that Ignacio Echeverría, 39, was killed in Saturday's attack. "There was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned, and the investigation had been prioritized accordingly", police said in a statement . [Full Article...]

Trump travel ban dealt another blow as appeals court rules

Trump travel ban dealt another blow as appeals court rules Circuit Court of Appeals said the president violated U.S. immigration law by discriminating against people based on their nationality and by failing to demonstrate that their entry into the country would hurt American interests. A Federal Judge in Maryland initially issued a preliminary injunction against the revised travel ban on March 16. The Department of Homeland Security report - issued j... [Full Article...]

Hawaii Rebuffs Trump by Enacting Laws Supporting Paris Agreement

And through C40 Cities , the global network of 91 cities, of which I, Mayor Hidalgo, serve as chairwoman, mayors representing 650 million citizens are pledging their determination to deliver on the Paris Agreement . "Obviously I'm disappointed with the current American administration decision to pull out of Paris", Obama said Tuesday during a speech in Canada. [Full Article...]

6 takeaways from the UK's general election

The Conservatives won 318 seats and 42.4 percent of the vote share , while Labour won 262 and 40 percent of the vote share - an increase from the 2015 result which saw the left-wing opposition party win 232 seats. "For as long as Corbyn leads Labour, we will ensure there's a Tory PM", the Guardian quoted a DUP source. Numerous MPs have since been forced to "eat humble pie" following his s... [Full Article...]

White House says travel ban is 'fully lawful'

White House says travel ban is 'fully lawful' While the agency said they did not posses either, that does not preclude the possibility that other individuals or agencies recorded White House conversations secretly. She added: "With all the noise, with all the intensity of the media coverage and obviously what makes headlines, ultimately we're really focused on why the American people elected Donald Trump as their president". [Full Article...]

Trump probably won't use executive privilege to stop Comey from testifying

Saturday in Boone, IA, Republican Senator Joni Ernst commented on the possibility. He's been asked by Congress to testify and I think he should testify in front of Congress. Democrats accused Trump of firing Comey to shut down the Russian Federation investigation, without acknowledging that they had also criticized his handling of Clinton's email scandal, with some even calling for his removal. [Full Article...]

New poll finds Labour has six-point lead over Conservatives

Former finance minister George Osborne, who May sacked after taking office following the Brexit vote last June, on Sunday said May was now a " dead woman walking ". More than 720,000 people have signed a petition condemning the proposed alliance, saying it is a "disgusting, desperate attempt to stay in power". [Full Article...]

Timeline: North Korea missile launches test US, South Korea

Timeline: North Korea missile launches test US, South Korea Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the missile fell within Japan's exclusive maritime economic zone. The missile was sacked at 5:39 a.m. People walk near a screen which reports North Korea's missile launch, in Osaka, western Japan Monday, May 29, 2017 . "The North, despite its series of provocations, has not crossed the ultimate red line, which would be staging another nuc... [Full Article...]

What leaving the Paris climate deal means for business

What leaving the Paris climate deal means for business That is why President Trump is committing a mistake with dramatic and fatal consequences, ' she said. "In a global redistribution of the wealth scheme, the Paris Climate Accord called for America to give away tens of billions of dollars to other countries". [Full Article...]

Jeff Sessions Will Testify Before Senate Committee In 'Public' Hearing

Attorney General Jeff Sessions' testimony to the Senate Intelligence committee Tuesday will be open to the public. "We have the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation under oath saying one thing, President Trump saying another", he said on CBS . [Full Article...]

Trump claims credit for Arab countries cutting ties with Qatar

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Bahrain and the Western-recognised governments of Libya and Yemen as well as the Maldives cut ties with Doha on Monday (5 June), accusing it of supporting terror groups, including the Islamic State. US Secretary of Defense James Mattis was informed of the Gulf nations' plans to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, according to a Pentagon spokeswoman. [Full Article...]

May-Northern Ireland's DUP deal thrown into confusion

Under the deal, the DUP will vote with the government on confidence and supply but not enter a formal coalition. Meanwhile, New Zealand's Prime Minister, Bill English, has rung May to congratulate her on her re-appointment as British Prime Minister. [Full Article...]

Ministers tipped to push PM for soft Brexit after reshuffle

Green was shifted from work and pensions to the new role at the Prime Minister's side. Damian Green , who previously served as the United Kingdom work and pensions secretary, has been promoted to first secretary of state and minister for the Cabinet Office in cabinet reshuffle, the Downing Street said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Sanders allies emboldened by Labour's gains in UK election

Sanders allies emboldened by Labour's gains in UK election But Sanders, who lost the Democratic nomination almost a year ago to Hillary Clinton, showed little interest in a push by "Draft Bernie" activists who want him to start his own "People's Party ". More than half the audience stood up and applauded. During the hearing, Sanders' probed Vought over whether or not someone with such ideology would be fit to lead a public office. [Full Article...]

North Korea says missile launch a new type of 'cruise rocket'

The article indicates that Pyongyang has made advances in its missile technology since North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said in his New Year's speech that the country was in the final stages of developing ICBM technology. "First of all, the government has no intention to fundamentally change what it has promised under the Korea-US alliance", he added. Pyongyang has recently launched different... [Full Article...]

Maryland, DC attorneys general plan lawsuit against Trump

The lawsuit , similar to one filed in NY by a government watchdog group in January , pivots on Mr. Trump's decision to place his business assets into a trust, rather than divest upon taking office. US President Donald Trump listens to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speak during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington , DC, on June 12, 2017. [Full Article...]


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