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UK Election: Theresa May obtains Queen Elizabeth II's permission to form cabinet

UK Election: Theresa May obtains Queen Elizabeth II's permission to form cabinet Theresa May will remain as Prime Minister and the Conservatives will be supported by the DUP in parliament. With the party in a position to hold the balance of power at Westminster, senior MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said the DUP would be "serious players" in the hung parliament , telling the BBC: "This is ideal territory for the DUP because obviously if the Conservatives are just short of an o... [Full Article...]

Brazilian President acquitted in illegal campaign funds case

President of Brazil Michel Temer won a crucial victory Friday in his battle to keep his job when an electoral court dismissed charges of illegal campaign financing. "The TSE's decision sends the judiciary diving into the same mud as the other branches". The attorney general is considering pressing charges against him for allegedly receiving bribes, the audio recording and for trying to obstruct ... [Full Article...]

Centre disassociates from farmer loan waivers, faces wrath of Congress

Centre disassociates from farmer loan waivers, faces wrath of Congress Finance Minister Arun Jaitley , however, said states have to raise their own funds to reimburse the farm loan-givers, mostly banks, since they will not get their money back from farmers. "I am confident that the people of Maharashtra will help find a way in such a situation". The UP government has chose to issue Kisan Rahat (farmers' relief) bonds to pay for this populist move but there is no de... [Full Article...]

Trump mulling gag on public testimony of ex-FBI chief

She pointed to a memo written by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein criticizing Comey's public statements about the Clinton email server case, which the administration initially used to justify Comey's firing. Trump , particularly as it relates to former campaign chief Paul Manafort and Flynn. Was it because Trump must have known his version was not the truth and wanted to launch a pre-emp... [Full Article...]

Several Wounded in Shooting at Train Station in Munich During Police Check

Several Wounded in Shooting at Train Station in Munich During Police Check Several people were injured, including a police officer, in a shooting early on Tuesday at a Munich underground station, police in Germany said. Suburban train station #Unterföhring - Several persons wounded by gunshots. However, there's no official confirmation on who fired the weapon. Riehlein says there is no danger to the wider public. "There is no danger to the public", said a spo... [Full Article...]

Overshadowed by Trump-Comey standoff, a warning about Russian Federation

Trump fired Flynn in February for supposedly lying to Vice President Mike Pence about his discussions with the Russian ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak. Per Comey's testimony, it was a complete fantasy. However, Comey also testified Thursday - while under oath - that the memo in question did not contain any classified information. [Full Article...]

China's monthly vehicle sales post first back-to-back drop since 2015

China's monthly vehicle sales post first back-to-back drop since 2015 The tax climbed to 7.5 percent this year and will rise to the normal 10 percent next year. China's auto market has entered a slow period that was inevitable after 2016's record-breaking sales, Mr. The sport-utility vehicle segment was the only one that grew, with sales surging 13.5 percent from a year ago to 714,800 units. General Motors Co (GM.N), Ford Motor Co (F.N) and Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p... [Full Article...]

Election result: What price for DUP support?

Election result: What price for DUP support? He added that Labour still lost the election, leaving his Nottingham East constituency with a Conservative government "they do not need" and the party with questions about how to convince voters it can move from "protesting about a government into being the government". [Full Article...]

Iran: Trump's reaction to deadly attacks is 'repugnant'

Iran: Trump's reaction to deadly attacks is 'repugnant' Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called US President Donald Trump's reaction to deadly attacks in Tehran "repugnant", as intelligence officials said that the five attackers were Iranians who had fought for ISIL in Syria and Iraq. [Full Article...]

Trump heads to OH to talk infrastructure amid Comey crisis

We really don't. We don't even fix the highways anymore. As he was speaking, the Senate intelligence committee released the prepared testimony Comey is expected to deliver Thursday. We will keep our nation so great and so strong, and we will never have outside forces telling us what to do and how to do it, believe me. The White House has yet to outline specifics of the infrastructure plan, whi... [Full Article...]

Controversial HC judge CS Karnan retires today

Controversial HC judge CS Karnan retires today Justice Karnan , who turned 62 on Monday will miss the formal farewell in August where he was supposed to give a farewell speech. While a team of West Bengal has been stationed in Chennai since May 10 to execute the Supreme Court directive, it has been unable to apprehend Justice Karnan yet. [Full Article...]

Merkel says EU is 'ready to start Brexit negotiations'

The Chancellor did not comment on elections that concluded on Friday, in which British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party lost the absolute majority. "With a weak negotiating partner , there's a danger the negotiations will turn out badly". "Therefore I am expecting uncertainty, because it has an effect on everything". [Full Article...]

Cyclone Mora kills six in Bangladesh, alert sounded in coastal Odisha

Cyclone Mora kills six in Bangladesh, alert sounded in coastal Odisha Dhaka - Hundreds of poorly built homes have been damaged as a powerful storm pounded the coastal district of Bangladesh on Tuesday, officials said. According to Shamina, the cyclone caused substantial damage to private property with at least 19,768 houses seriously damaged and 38,112 partially, particularly in Cox Bazar and Chittagong districts. [Full Article...]

Ireland's Varadkar on course to succeed Kenny as party leader

In 2015, while Ireland was debating the Marriage Equality Bill, allowing same-sex couples to marry, Varadkar came out as gay on a radio show. Following the announcement on Friday evening, Mr Varadkar said he was "honoured" to accept the " enormous challenge " ahead of him with humility. [Full Article...]

Theresa May To Form Fragile Government After Shock Election Debacle

Beard: Well, on the one hand, they must be rubbing their hands with glee because they can say to any country that is considering pulling out of the European Union , "Look at the trouble it causes". Business and investors want clarity about the terms of Brexit as soon as possible, because they need to know what kind of access United Kingdom companies will have to Europe's vast free trading area i... [Full Article...]

Angela Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after United Kingdom vote

Prime Minister Theresa May's stunning electoral setback with a hung parliament on Thursday left her Brexit strategy in shambles less than two weeks before the start of talks. "We know when they must end", he said, referring to the March 2019 deadline. There's is actually, it now emerges, very little difference between the position of the Labour party and the position of the government. [Full Article...]

Indian state writes off farm loans to end protests

To calm the tense situation, Maharashtra has agreed to write off loans to farmers estimated to be worth almost $5 billion. Asserting that he is ready for talks with the common man, Chouhan said that he will sit in BHEL's Dussehra Maidan from 11 am on Saturday, fasting indefinitely for restoration of peace and will also run his government from the ground. [Full Article...]

Northern Ireland's unionist kingmakers may help shape PM's Brexit

Northern Ireland's unionist kingmakers may help shape PM's Brexit Theresa May is to head a minority Conservative government - propped up by the Democratic Unionists - after her General Election gamble backfired disastrously. Last week, we talked about Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to call a snap election. "It is also important for the prospect of successful Brexit negotiations that we have certainty in the political system", she added in a statemen... [Full Article...]

Package explodes at South Korean university, one hurt: fire official

The police suspect that the explosives were made by an amateur, citing the clumsiness of the device's composition. A South Korean professor was injured Tuesday after opening a concealed explosive device found at his office at Yonsei University in Seoul , police said. [Full Article...]

Former Detroit FBI Official Reacts to Comey Testimony

Pundits and legal experts have been divided on whether Trump's actions rose to the level of obstruction of justice , a potentially impeachable offence, while Comey said that decision was now in the hands of Mueller, who is also a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director. [Full Article...]


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