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'Soft dismissals a concern' - Sarfraz

While England topped from Group A to make it to the semis, Pakistan occupied the second spot in Group B to qualify for final four. Pakistan edged past Sri Lanka in an absolute humdinger of a clash at Cardiff to set a semi-final clash with England , which has been the form team in the tournament so far and look clear favourites to lift the trophy. [Full Article...]

Is The British Pound Still Falling? Election Brings Uncertainty To English Currency

Is The British Pound Still Falling? Election Brings Uncertainty To English Currency It is perhaps worth noting that the Scottish Nationalist Party, which seemed emboldened by the hypocrisy of May holding a snap election while denying them a second crack at an independence referendum, did not translate that nationalist rage into votes, and indeed lost seats . [Full Article...]

Brexit Talks May Not Begin On June 19

Brexit Talks May Not Begin On June 19 On Monday, she faces members of the Conservatives' 1922 Committee, which can trigger a vote of confidence in a party leader if it receives letters from 15 percent of the party's MPs. The talks with the DUP follow May's apology to Conservative rank-and-file lawmakers in a meeting Monday which signaled she would be more open to consultation, particularly with business leaders demanding answers a... [Full Article...]

Iran Says It Killed Mastermind Of Deadly Attacks On Parliament And Mausoleum

Iran Says It Killed Mastermind Of Deadly Attacks On Parliament And Mausoleum They were forced to flee after Abu Aisha was killed but returned sometime later to launch Wednesday's unprecedented assault. A day after the twin terrorist attacks in Tehran , Iranian state media said the death toll has risen to 17 and Iran's foreign minister denounced the official White House response as " repugnant ". [Full Article...]

Key developments in Minnesota officer's manslaughter trial

Yanez, who is Latino, is charged with second-degree manslaughter , punishable by up to 10 years in prison, and with two lesser counts of endangering the safety of Reynolds and her daughter for firing his gun into the vehicle near them. As Castile handed over the insurance information, he informed the trigger happy officer that he was carrying a firearm. Yanez repeatedly used the word "it" and m... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom vote sparks uncertain outlook for financial sector

United Kingdom vote sparks uncertain outlook for financial sector Some experts are calling the Conservatives' unexpected loss of seats a rejection of the "hard Brexit " May has advocated, which would take Britain out of the single market and the customs union and which could see tariffs slapped on British exports to the EU. [Full Article...]

Trump's legal team to file complaint with DOJ about Comey leak

At Thursday's hearing, the following statement by Mr. Comey was, in my view, the most devastating evidence that the president obstructed justice in the Flynn investigation. But the defense of Trump has been inconsistent. Under questioning from Democratic Senators, he declined to answer "in open session" whether there were more unacknowledged meetings between Trump officials and Russian counterpa... [Full Article...]

Janesville boy's third national spelling bee experience cut short

Some contestants traced letters on their palms, while other word whizzes in the Scripps National Spelling Bee searched the ceiling for inspiration on Wednesday as they edged closer to the $40,000 top prize. In round seven, he landed a spot on prime-time television after correctly spelling the word "fougere", a type of fragrance. His total score of 29, the result of the written spelling and vocab... [Full Article...]

Questions for Sessions - and he'll answer in public

Questions for Sessions - and he'll answer in public His testimony comes less than a week after James Comey, the fired FBI director, said during his own appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee that he felt Trump had gone against the normal separation of criminal investigations from White House oversight by directing him to end the investigation into Russia's activities. [Full Article...]

Not All Republicans Happy About Withdrawing From Paris Agreement

Not All Republicans Happy About Withdrawing From Paris Agreement Noticeably absent were Oracle, IBM, and all the major telecommunications providers. But other Trump administration officials have been a little more pointed in their climate change opinions. Patricia Espinosa, who succeeded Figueres in the top United Nations climate job, said the organization applauded the US coalition's move. "We Are Still In" is the latest in a string of related efforts th... [Full Article...]

Brexit: Record number of Brits become German citizens

Brexit: Record number of Brits become German citizens Germany's federal statistics office said this was a 361% increase on the number granted citizenship in 2015 and the highest annual figure ever. Concerns have risen about the fate of Brexit talks, after the inconclusive election in the country last week that has led to a hung parliament. [Full Article...]

Demonstrations against Islamic law met with counterprotests against hate

Hundreds of people pledged on social media to attend an event that ACT billed as " March against Sharia ". The organization said it opposes discrimination and supports the rights of those subject to Shariah. "We want to make sure that any religion that oppresses or ostracizes an individual, be it gay or women, that we are going after those people and representing human rights", said a protester. [Full Article...]

Ex-FBI Director James Comey Visits Hometown, Dad

Comey described his dealings with Trump as awkward and disturbing because the president was trying to influence a criminal investigation. The former FBI director also revealed that he had turned over memos about his conversations with Trump to the special counsel, Robert S. [Full Article...]

Trump cheerleaders turn on special counsel Mueller

But testifying in the Senate Tuesday, Rosenstein said he is confident that Mueller will have "the full independence he needs" to investigate thoroughly. Newt Gingrich, a longtime supporter of Trump, said in a tweet Monday that it is time to "rethink" Mueller's ability to be fair. "I think it would be unusual that he would have a confidential conversation then a few days later become the prosec... [Full Article...]

What do the general election results mean for a second Scottish referendum?

What do the general election results mean for a second Scottish referendum? The Scottish Parliament gave the green light for a second independence referendum in March, but any vote would need to ratified by Westminster, and Prime Minister Theresa May has already rejected this timetable. Commenting on the results, Ms Davidson said the Scottish nationalists should now agree to take a second referendum "off the table". "That's what we have seen tonight". [Full Article...]

Arlene Foster and Theresa May set for crucial talks in London

The talks with the DUP follow her apology to Conservative rank-and-file lawmakers in a meeting for the party's poor election result. He is also understood to have urged an early meeting with his successor, Leo Varadkar, who was due to be sworn in on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Morocco says will send food to Qatar after Gulf states cut ties

Morocco says will send food to Qatar after Gulf states cut ties Many US ambassadors leave their posts after serving around three years. In Moscow, the Kremlin said President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia's King Salman discussed the Qatar crisis in a phone call on Tuesday. But Qatar wields a potential economic weapon if the crisis escalates and countries around the world that depend on its supply may find themselves needing to side with the tiny n... [Full Article...]

Six Militants Killed As Army Foils 5th Infiltration Bid In 3 Days

Six Militants Killed As Army Foils 5th Infiltration Bid In 3 Days All the four infiltration bids were aided by the Pakistani forces who provided active support, including cover fire using heavy calibre artillery, the Army's Northern Command had said in a statement. Troops deployed along the heavily militarised frontier known as the Line of Control (LOC) shot and killed the suspected fighters when they tried to cross into Indian-occupied Kashmir. [Full Article...]

EU, UK Citizens' Status First on Brexit Talks Agenda: Brexit Secretary

There has also been speculation that May intends to soften her stance on Brexit following the appointment of staunch European Union supporter Damian Green as first secretary, essentially a second in command. "So any idea that this deal that we have, the agreement that we want to make with them, is in any way illegitimate is just democratically wrong". "I can't negotiate with myself", he added. [Full Article...]

Qatar Hits Out at Gulf States 'Policy of Domination and Control'

Two large regional powers on either side of the Sunni-Shiite Islamic sectarian divide, Saudi Arabia and Iran have been engaged in a longstanding cold war, tussling for influence in countries in their sphere of influence, especially Syria, Lebanon and Yemen, where Saudi-led bombing has left thousands of civilians dead. [Full Article...]


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