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Jeff Sessions : US Attorney General brands Russian Federation collusion claims a 'detestable lie'

Jeff Sessions : US Attorney General brands Russian Federation collusion claims a 'detestable lie' So far here on Capitol Hill, less of the frenzy that accompanied James Comey's testimony last Thursday but today's senate intelligence committee hearing has its own intrigue. Sessions was involved in the Trump campaign since early 2016. Rosenstein said he would agree to dismiss Mueller only if there were a legitimate basis to do so, and an order from the president would not necessarily qu... [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders Congratulates Jeremy Corbyn On UK Election Gains

That is short of the 326 needed for an overall majority -- and 12 fewer than when May called the election. The result is also perhaps the start of the revival of the Labour Party . Turnout among young people at the European Union referendum was initially reported at 36 per cent, but later research pegged it at 64 per cent. [Full Article...]

Ruth Davidson: Government should 'look again' at Brexit

Numerous votes her party lost on Thursday went to the Scottish Conservatives , the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats , all of whom have indicated an unwillingness to support another referendum. With a hung parliament, the SNP could be a position to exercise more influence even with smaller numbers, and Nicola Sturgeon has indicated that the party would be willing to work with others to op... [Full Article...]

Sessions denies third meeting with Russian Federation envoy

The White House, which was slow to say whether President Trump has confidence in Sessions , finally confirmed at the end of last week that the president does have confidence in the country's top law enforcement officer. Sessions was adamant that he did not have a private meeting with Kislyak at that event. But he did allow for the possibility that he encountered him in a reception that he says... [Full Article...]

UK PM May and DUP have largely agreed support deal

At home, the liberal wing of her own party has shown discomfort surrounding the deal, Ed Vaizey has expressed he would challenge any anti-LGBT rhetoric, Heidi Allen said publicly that she does not think Theresa May will last 6 months and Anna Soubry calling her position untenable. [Full Article...]

Pentagon under fire for delays in new Afghanistan war plan

Pentagon under fire for delays in new Afghanistan war plan Mattis, who testified beside Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, conceded that McCain's criticisms were "fair" and said that the Defense Department recognizes "the need for urgency". Congress must take into account external factors that influence budget deliberations, Mattis said . The Korean War ended in 1953, three years after fighting began in a conflict that ... [Full Article...]

Telstra set to axe 1400 jobs

Telstra set to axe 1400 jobs Telstra has around 32,000 staff, and last year signalled its intention to reduce costs by $1 billion over five years. Telstra will will shed around 1,400 employees from its workforce in the latest round of cuts at the telco. He added that workers in South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory would probably bear the brunt of the cuts. A CWU official has told iTnews that ... [Full Article...]

England have edge against Pakistan in Champions Trophy semifinal

Former captain Mohammad Ashraful added that it is normal for Bangladesh to play the semi-final as they have been playing good cricket over the last two and half years. Even so, the match was truly won thanks to an unbeaten 75-run partnership between captain Sarfraz Ahmed and Mohammed Amir. Then Shakib-ul-Hasan (114) and Mahmadullah (102) combined to stop the rot with a record stand of 224 to ... [Full Article...]

No longer out of bounds: Trump allies question Mueller probe

No longer out of bounds: Trump allies question Mueller probe But, he said, he has known Mueller for years and "I have confidence in Mr. Mueller". The attorney general told the Senate Intelligence Committee that "I don't know about these reports" that President Trump might seek to fire Mueller and that he wouldn't comment on "hypotheticals". [Full Article...]

Jeff Sessions Testifies He Never Discussed Election With Russians

And he can expect questions about his involvement in Comey's May 9 firing, the circumstances surrounding his decision to recuse himself from the FBI's investigation, and whether any of his actions - such as interviewing candidates for the FBI director position or meeting with Trump about Comey - violated his recusal pledge. [Full Article...]

Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Arrested before Anti-Corruption Protest, Gets Jail Sentence

The scale of Monday's protests in Moscow and smaller ones in St. Petersburg and scores of other cities suggests Navalny has maintained his campaign's momentum despite more than 1,000 people being arrested after the last such protest in March. [Full Article...]

Australia reaches settlement with suing asylum seekers

Australia reaches settlement with suing asylum seekers The Australian government and the companies that have managed the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre - G4S Australia and Broadspectrum (formerly Transfield Services) - denied the claims. Nearly a quarter of all those held by Australia have been in detention for more than two years. The settlement details in the Australian class action will be confidential and subject to court approval. [Full Article...]

Newton doesn't throw at Panthers camp; Oher doesn't practice

Newton doesn't throw at Panthers camp; Oher doesn't practice He would holler after big plays, at times running up to his offensive teammates and congratulating them with a flying chest bump. Panthers coach Ron Rivera has been asked repeatedly if Oher would be present for the mandatory camp that began Tuesday, and most recently said he was not sure. [Full Article...]

Six parties adopt resolution for separate Gorkhaland state

Six parties adopt resolution for separate Gorkhaland state To tackle the pro-Gorkhaland protests the Centre has rushed 600 additional paramilitary personnel, including 200 women, to Darjeeling. However, the home ministry is yet to seek a report from the West Bengal government on the situation in the hill district which has been witnessing violence for the last couple of days. [Full Article...]

Secret Service says it has no Trump tapes

Secret Service says it has no Trump tapes Comey, who was sacked by Trump last month, said in congressional testimony last week that he gave a memo describing his conversations with Trump to a close friend and told him to share its contents with a reporter. "Lordy, I hope there are tapes", Comey quipped. Both Trump and his staff have yet to give a definitive answer on the existence of recording devices at the White House. [Full Article...]

May apologises to own MPs for election 'mess'

The Leader of the Opposition was greeted with cheers and a 45-second ovation as he arrived at the first meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party since the election which saw Mrs May's Tories lose their Commons majority. Along with Sir Tim Barrow, the British ambassador to the EU, Mr Robbins held preliminary discussions about the impending negotiations with Mr Barnier. [Full Article...]

Kane scores late in England's 2-2 draw vs Scotland

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looked to have set England on course for victory, only for Celtic forward Leigh Griffiths to level with a late free-kick and repeat the trick moments later. We have a great point against a very good England side who, no doubt, will be going to the World Cup. "The first free-kick is careless, the second is a slip so I'm not sure there's a lot we could have done abo... [Full Article...]

Duterte says he didn't seek United States support to end Marawi siege

Indonesia and Malaysia have rounded up scores of suspected militants recently. Thousands of Philippine soldiers, advised by USA special forces, are locked in fierce combat with hundreds of insurgents who overran Marawi city on May 23, flying black flags of the Islamic State (IS) group and using up to 2,000 civilians as human shields. [Full Article...]

Family says United States college student released by NKorea is in coma

You are impeding this investigation", said New Mexico Sen. He also has vented frustration to aides on Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation, a decision that led to Rosenstein's appointment of a special counsel, Robert S. [Full Article...]

China reasserts hard line on Taiwan after Panama's switch

China reasserts hard line on Taiwan after Panama's switch Panama announced its break with Taiwan in a joint communique with China in Beijing on Tuesday, leaving Taiwan with only 20 allies with whom it still has formal diplomatic relations. This announcement comes as a blow to Taiwan, as well as its leader. Panama had long stressed it had diplomatic ties with Taipei and commercial ones with Beijing. [Full Article...]


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