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Attorney General Sessions to face US Senate panel in public

Sessions' interactions with Russian officials during U.S. President Donald Trump's presidential campaign have come under scrutiny by the committee and federal investigators. Russian Federation has denied interfering in the US election. Sessions' testimony is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Comey told the intelligence committee in a closed session that Sessions may have had a third... [Full Article...]

DUP leader says talks with Britain's Conservatives 'positive'

May called the election six weeks ago to secure a stronger mandate ahead of the negotiations in Brussels but landed up weakening the conservatives in Parliament. "I do think there is an opportunity to soften Brexit". "She should consider her position". Corbyn bitingly told May to quit, saying she had "lost votes, lost support and lost confidence ". [Full Article...]

May could be forced into Unionist deal

May lost her majority in the House of Commons in last week's election and is looking to get the backing of the DUP's 10 lawmakers. Her party colleague Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, who romped home in Lagan Valley, said the DUP was willing to talk with the Conservatives in the event of a hung parliament. [Full Article...]

Attorney General Sessions to talk publicly to US Senate panel

Attorney General Sessions to talk publicly to US Senate panel Another key question on senators' minds: Sessions' role in Comey's firing. Lawmakers for weeks have demanded answers from Sessions, particularly about meetings he had last summer and fall with the Russian ambassador to the United States. In his testimony, Comey said he had asked Sessions not to leave him alone with Trump following meetings where he said Trump had asked Comey for his loyalty. [Full Article...]

Panama's ex-dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega dies at 83

Panama's ex-dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega dies at 83 He served 17 years before being extradited into 2010 to France, where he had been convicted of money laundering. But Noriega's increasing internal repressive rule soon angered the USA, especially after intelligence indicated that he was selling his services to other intelligence bodies and drug-trafficking organizations. [Full Article...]

British Writer Eats His Book On Live TV Show

British political pundit and author Matthew Goodwin literally ate his own words on Saturday after incorrectly predicting the outcome of the United Kingdom's general election , which was held earlier this week. If, however, that does happen, he would happily eat his new Brexit book. After the results came in, Goodwin was trolled by Labour supporters for his tweet. [Full Article...]

Sinn Fein maintains abstentionist stance as DUP puts out feelers to Tories

Sinn Fein maintains abstentionist stance as DUP puts out feelers to Tories Although Sinn Fein has made clear it will not drop its abstentionist policy regardless of the final shake down in parliament, the DUP has indicated its willingness to talk with the Conservatives if they require support to form a government. [Full Article...]

Philippines says militants control 20 percent of besieged city

Speaking in Tokyo last week, Cayetano told the Nikkei Asian Review that global cooperation was needed to end the siege in Marawi. Last Friday, 13 Philippines soldiers were killed and 51 wounded in a deadly assault. The country has maintained military personnel in Mindanao since 2002 to train local troops in counterterrorism operations. A US P3 Orion surveillance aircraft flying over the town... [Full Article...]

Pakistani PM hopes for swift solution to crisis over Qatar

Islamabad has longstanding, close ties to Saudi Arabia , but is also involved in recent business ventures in gas-rich Qatar. Abu Dhabi: The air embargo imposed on Qatar only applies to airlines from Qatar or registered there, the United Arab Emirates Civil Aviation Authority said Tuesday. [Full Article...]

'100 Percent' Would Testify Under Oath About Comey

Speaking to reporters for the first time since 18 million Americans watched Comey's testimony before the Senate , Trump called the former FBI head a "liar" and said he never asked him to drop an investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn over his contacts with Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Shocking Labour Win Shakes Up British Jews

The results - a sort of turnaround in fortunes for both major parties - have thrown that timetable into doubt. Mrs May's party lost ground to Jeremy Corbyn's Labour but said the Tories are still the largest party with 318 seats and 42.2% of the vote. [Full Article...]

Northern Irish unionists to open talks with UK's May about support

Northern Irish unionists to open talks with UK's May about support She is seeking a so-called confidence and supply deal, which would involve the DUP supporting the Conservatives on key votes, but not joining a formal coalition . He stressed he did not share their ultra-conservative views on issues such as abortion and homosexuality, which have caused disquiet among many Conservatives. [Full Article...]

Queen's Speech date in UK Parliament in doubt

Queen's Speech date in UK Parliament in doubt A senior minister has said he was "optimistic" that the Conservatives and Democratic Unionists will reach an agreement in the coming days to allow a proposed Tory minority government get its plans for the year ahead through the Commons, possibly as early as next Monday. [Full Article...]

European Union leaders call for a softer Brexit

But Brussels' chief negotiator Michel Barnier appeared to take a less hard-line approach than Mr Tusk when he said Brexit talks could wait until the new government was ready. Merkel said Britain was part of Europe regardless of Brexit, and that she wanted the country to remain a good partner. "We will defend the interests of the 27 member states, and Britain will defend its own interests", she... [Full Article...]

US Troops Join Fight Against Daesh Affiliates in Philippines

US Troops Join Fight Against Daesh Affiliates in Philippines China supports the Philippine government's "anti-terrorism" operations against Islamist militants, the Chinese foreign ministry said Monday after USA special forces provided support to Filipino troops. Philippines President Rodrigo missed the rites for his first Independence Day as leader because he was reportedly too exhausted from staying up late because of the Marawi siege. [Full Article...]

'Megyn Kelly is no match for Putin' … NBC News issues correction

'Megyn Kelly is no match for Putin' … NBC News issues correction But that's not all, as the FBI has also expanded its probe to include a grand jury investigation into Flynn's contacts with Russian officials during the presidential election and into his paid work as a lobbyist for Turkish interests. "That's completely nonsense! Do you even understand what you're asking, or not?" he said. An oft-published photo of him sitting next to Putin at a gala dinner seem... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Breaks Twitter Silence To Call James Comey "A Leaker"

Mr. Comey himself has encouraged you to release them. Louis Michael Seidman, a professor of constitutional law at Georgetown University, agreed that the case for charging Trump with obstruction of justice is not there, but he said that Comey's firing after he refused to carry out the president's wishes is "a serious matter". [Full Article...]

Uber fires 20 employees over sexual harassment probe

Uber fires 20 employees over sexual harassment probe The L.A. Times reported that the law firms looked into 215 complaints and took no action on 100 instances. Now, Bloomberg tech reporter Eric Newcomer breaks the story that 20 Uber employees are getting terminated today in connection with the probe. [Full Article...]

Four lines of possible questions for Attorney General Sessions

Four lines of possible questions for Attorney General Sessions A Justice Department spokeswoman said that Sessions requested the open setting because "he believes it is important for the American people to hear the truth directly from him". First reported by the Washington Post , the suit has yet to be filed but claims the president has not adequately distanced himself from his businesses, and argues that President Trump has received millions in money and... [Full Article...]

Finnish government coalition kicks out populist party

Finnish government coalition kicks out populist party The Finns' shift to the right over the weekend was too much to stomach for Mr Sipila's Center and Finance Minister Petteri Orpo's National Coalition parties that form the rest of the cabinet. "Discussions are over. Our proposal: There are is no basis for continuing cooperation with Finns Party", Sipila from the Centre Party wrote on his Twitter account. [Full Article...]


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