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Trump offers to help resolve rift between Qatar, Gulf nations

Moscow said the report was false. Al Thani told the Daily Beast that Qatari leader Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani "had a good meeting" with Trump during the latter's first trip overseas as President. Meanwhile, Turkey's parliament approved sending troops to an existing Turkish base in Qatar as a sign of support. Qatar is heavily dependent on food imports and the crisis has led to stockpiling and shortages. Read More »

United Kingdom to vote in general election 2017


And Mrs May trumpeted her readiness to tear up human rights laws to tackle terrorism, declaring the choice of prime minister on June 8 was between "somebody who has protected national security or somebody who's voted against it". British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party is largely expected to retain and expand its 17-seat majority in the 650-seat House of Commons - but not as much as she had hoped. Read More »

Michelle Obama Calls Out Barack's Outfit Repeating


As for her husband, Mrs. Obama said he was able to get away with a fashion faux pas that would be down right unacceptable for a woman. But in an interview Tuesday at Apple's developer conference in San Jose, California, Michelle Obama said her husband got away with repeatedly wearing the same tuxedo to different events during his presidency. Read More »

London attack toll rises to eight

Police named Zaghba as the third man who took part in the attack on Saturday night in central London , when attackers drove a white van across London Bridge hitting pedestrians before they got out and went on to stab members of the public. Read More »

Spicer: Trump's Tweets Are 'Official Statements By The President'


It isn't clear what McGahn did with that information, although White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has repeatedly claimed that McGahn immediately told Trump of what Yates said and then concluded no criminal activity had occurred. "The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban , not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to [the Supreme Court]", Trump said in just one of many tweets aimed at his Justice Department and immigration executive order. Read More »

James Comey on Trump: "He Might Lie"

The Republican National Committee and other White House allies worked feverishly to lessen any damage from the hearing, trying to undermine Mr Comey's credibility by issuing press releases and even ads pointing to a past instance where the Federal Bureau of Investigation had had to clean up the director's testimony to Congress. Read More »

James Comey testifies before Congress

Comey said there were a few reasons, but that one was this: "I was honestly concerned he might lie about the nature of our meeting". Yeah, as we all knew going into this, there was no big, "smoking gun" moment-just a lot of people tossing a revolver from hand to hand, protesting that it's not that hot. Read More »

European Central Bank to keep taps open as economic outlook uncertain


According to the statement , the bank expects that interest rates will be held at present levels for an extended period and well past the horizon of net asset purchases. The 60 billion euros ($67 billion) per month in bond purchases are to run at least through the end of the year. There had been speculation that the programme might be scaled back, after stronger than expected growth across the eurozone . Read More »

Security heightened as voters go to the polls


When the election campaign began in April, the leadership of Britain's Brexit negotiating team was seen as the central issue. However, there are some pundits who point out that the pre-poll patterns are following similar trends as for the Brexit referendum vote in June 2016, the outcome of which had taken most pollsters by surprise. Read More »

Trump tweets too much

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said this week that the President's Tweets should be treated as official statements. Trump now has a collective total of close to 110 million people across different platforms, according to Spicer. "The FAKE MSM is working so hard trying to get me not to use Social Media ". "I can do messages around the media and get my word out, the way I mean my word", he told the Christian Broadcasting Network at the end of January. Read More »

Ireland's Next Prime Minister Is Young, Gay And Conservative

Varadkar, who is also the son of an Indian immigrant , will be the fourth openly gay head of government in history: Luxembourg's current prime minister, Xavier Bettel, is also openly gay. "We welcome Ireland's first gay presumptive taoiseach ... here's to the next generation!" Varadkar is now the minister for social protection and has earned a reputation as a candid politician. Read More »

United Kingdom voters prioritize security in wake of attacks


Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn after casting his vote in the General Election at a polling station in Pakeman school in Islington, north London . When Ms May called the election seven weeks ago, she was seeking to capitalise on opinion polls showing that her Conservatives had a wide lead over the opposition Labour Party. Read More »

Trump offers to host summit on Qatar crisis

Trump's own comments on Tuesday heightened the dispute when he tweeted that his recent visit to the region prompted Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, and several other countries to cut off diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of funding radical terrorist groups. Read More »

Middle East Tehran terrorists fought for IS in Syria, Iraq: Ministry


Claiming the attack, IS posted a video which showed what it claimed was footage from inside the parliament building. At least one was disguised as a woman, according to witnesses. An Iranian news report says that Tehran is investigating the potential role of Saudi Arabia in Wednesday's deadly dual militant attacks in Tehran. Read More »

Comey Says White House 'Defamed' Him And FBI


Comey said that he took the President's expression of "hope" that he could ease off of Flynn as a directive. President Trump has remained silent - but one of his White House aides is speaking out about James Comey's testimony . (Considering that FBI Deputy Director Mark Felt was revealed to be Deep Throat during Watergate, Comey was following a venerable Bureau tradition.) Asked why he had used an intermediary, Comey said, "I was anxious it was like feeding seagulls at the ... Read More »

Former FBI Director James Comey Testifies

Former FBI Director James Comey testified Thursday that President Donald Trump pressured him to to drop an investigation into one of his senior advisers, fired him after he would not do so and lied about the affair. "He is eager to continue to move forward with his agenda". The Washington Post reported that the president also approached Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency chief Mike Rogers about the Flynn probe. Read More »

Fired FBI director Comey's testimony puts spotlight on Trump

Released Wednesday, a day ahead of Comey's highly anticipated testimony to a Senate committee, the remarks detail a series of conversations between the men about the investigation into contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, and Comey's discomfort with the interactions. Read More »

British police name 3rd London Bridge attacker


UK Police sources have confirmed the third Islamist militant who carried out an attack in London that killed seven people was a Moroccan-Italian called Youssef Zaghba . Both agreed that the country will have to make changes as security services - which for years successfully thwarted attacks on British soil - struggle to confront a threat that is growing in scale and tempo. Read More »

Britons cast ballots in election marred by terror attacks


While the subject of Brexit was a main issue when the vote was scheduled, much of the campaign has focused not on Brexit, but on security, after high-profile attacks on public spaces in Manchester and London . Security on election day was reviewed following the London attack, with the city's Metropolitan Police force implementing a "specialist and highly flexible operation" which it said could be deployed as needed. Read More »

Vladimir Putin Supports Qatar, A US Partner Criticized by Trump

The Indian embassy said that it is monitoring the situation closely and is in touch with the Qatari authorities to ensure the safety and security of Indian nationals in Qatar . Qatar's sudden isolation has led to the country holding talks with Turkey, Iran and others to secure food and water supplies, according to a Qatari official. Read More »

Comey's caution to meet Trump's tweets in Russia hearing

A common, underlying force-reality-is pulling them together and isolating Trump . But Trump subsequently conceded that his rationalization stemmed from the FBI's investigation into possible collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 campaign. Read More »

Five Tehran attackers had fought for IS, says Iran

The IRGC denied that the attacks indicated any security gaps and assured Iranians that the nation's security apparatus would seek revenge against suspected militants. So when the White House woke on Wednesday to images of a possible Islamic State attack on Tehran, it prompted a sharp quandary: How does President Trump condemn the violence without seeming to embrace the victims? Iran supports a number of Shiite Muslim militant groups and political parties, such as Lebanon-based Hezbollah, ... Read More »

United Kingdom polls open after campaign marred by attacks

About two-thirds of eligible voters, or 30 million people, are expected to take part in the election. Polls close at 10 p.m. United Kingdom time (5 p.m. Police investigating the London attacks said they had arrested three more suspects late on Wednesday. Political parties had called a halt to campaigning both times but May had said that terrorism must not be allowed to derail the democratic process. Read More »