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French President Emmanuel Macron says Paris climate agreement irreversible

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That's a question to which the US Climate Alliance - which includes the governors of at least four states, dozens of mayors, and more than 100 corporations - may provide at least a partial answer. Simpson murder trial. Meanwhile, it is states and cities that are already being forced to deal with the realities of climate change on a practical level. Read More »

Distrust of Trump marks Comey's testimony about his firing

Trump did not discuss Comey any further during a speech on the nation's infrastructure at the Department of Transportation Friday morning, at which he argued that, "instead of rebuilding our country, Washington has built a dense thicket of rules, regulations and red tape", which he plans to clear by setting up a council to help project managers navigate bureaucracy. Read More »

Iran minister rejects Trump's condolences for attacks as 'repugnant'

Iran is one of the powers leading the fight against Islamic State forces in Iraq and Syria. It suggested there were only five attackers rather than the six originally reported. TEHRAN , Iran (AP) - Iran's Supreme Leader said Friday that the Islamic State-claimed dual attacks that killed 17 people in Tehran this week will add to the hatred that Iranians harbor toward the USA and Saudi Arabia. Read More »

Support for Qatar Could Land You in Jail, UAE Warns Residents

Fighting extremists in Yemen is secondary for the Saudis , who are more concerned with restoring a friendly central government, the crisis-monitoring nonprofit added. The same accusations have been levelled against individuals in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. The Dolphin Energy pipeline has been processing gas from Qatar's North field to the Taweelah terminal in Abu Dhabi since 2007. Read More »

Pound dives as UK plunges into new period of uncertainty

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May will now meet the Queen soon and will try to form a government with the support of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party. The clear victor of the evening was Jeremy Corbyn , who defied expectations of the pollsters and pundits to parlay Labour's seemingly doomed position at the start of the campaign into a cool 30-seat gain. Read More »

Pro Tip - Never Cross James Comey

But why didn't you stop and say, Mr. President, this is wrong. When Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) asked why Comey hadn't stopped Trump cold and refused to listen to any entreaties to back off the investigation, Comey said , "Maybe if I were stronger, I would have". Read More »

Polling Stations Have Opened For The UK General Election

At a United Kingdom election , the acting returning officer - the person in charge of running the election - must make sure reasonable steps are taken towards counting within four hours of the poll closing at 10pm. As long as the intention of the voter is clear, it can be accepted as valid and counted. Do I need to bring my polling card? In 2015, the trend went viral with pooches being photographed outside polling stations up and down the land. Read More »

Tories look to form government with support from DUP

Throughout the election, May pressed heavily on the Brexit issue saying that she wanted a mandate to be able to start negotiations from the European Union divorce on June 19. The DUP will not stand for any arrangement that physically sets the region apart from anywhere else in the United Kingdom, including suggestions that border, immigration and customs controls could be set up at ports and airports like Stranraer and Liverpool rather than in Belfast or Larne. Read More »

Karen Handel Silences Jon Ossoff With One Simple Question During Congressional Debate

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The seat at stake was vacated by Rep. Tom Price (R) when he was appointed by President Donald Trump to be secretary of health and human services. They say they aren't anxious about Ossoff's pledges to "work with anyone". Her departure came after the group's decision to pull Planned Parenthood's breast cancer screening funding caused a firestorm. "Secondly, I was tasked by the CEO and chairman of the board to develop options for how the organization could disengage from Planned Parenthood. Read More »

Friend confirms he leaked Comey memo to NYT

Comey cited President Donald Trump's tweet suggesting there might be tapes of their conversations as the reason he wanted to get his account of the conversation out into the world. In an email to Newsweek , he declined to comment. His bio on the Columbia University website describes Richman as an adviser to Comey. Fired FBI Director James Comey testifies before senate on Thursday, June 8, 2017 . Read More »

Senior Congress leader & MP P Govardhan Reddy passes away

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He had taken an early morning flight to Kullu from Delhi. He survives with a daughter and two sons. Arrangements are being done to shift his body to Hyderabad. "He was a seasoned parliamentarian and richly contributed to the proceedings, both in the Legislative Assembly and Parliament". He is a senior leader in the Congress party of Nalgonda district. Read More »

You tell us: the Conservatives lost their majority. Now what?

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British Prime Minister Theresa May's gamble in calling an early election backfired spectacularly, as her Conservative Party lost its majority in Parliament and pressure mounted on her Friday to resign. The BBC projects that the Conservatives would be the largest party with 318 seats, they require 326 for a majority . It now waits to be seen what this will mean for those living in Northern Ireland where the assembly has still not been formed. Read More »

UK election: Hung Parliament as Theresa May fails to gain majority

Failure to win an outright Conservative majority would leave May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn scrambling to find partners to support a new government. Voters in Scotland made their views clear at the polls, sending a resounding message to the Scottish National Party, which lost more than 20 seats. Read More »

Comey says he was sacked because of Russian Federation investigation

The president's last tweet about Comey was posted May 31. Comey recalled having nine one-on-one conversations with the president in just four months, one in which he says the president asked him for a pledge of loyalty. Comey's written statement released ahead of his testimony said Trump had described the Russian Federation investigation as a "cloud" that was interfering with his job. Read More »

United Kingdom general election ends in a hung parliament

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Labour seized on steep cuts in police numbers implemented as part of a Conservative austerity program, although May insisted she had protected funding for counter-terrorism. Ms Rudd is more liberal than the prime minister and would possibly take a different attitude towards Brexit . During his three decades on Labour's leftist fringe, Corbyn consistently opposed European integration and denounced the EU as a corporate, capitalist body. Read More »

Unfazed 'lone warrior' Xi Jinping faces entire Team Putin

Leaders of six-member countries, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia , Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, will take part in the summit and discuss several issues including peace and security in the region. There was discussion on connectivity, how we could work together. The two leaders met in the Kazakh capital, Astana , on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation ( SCO) Summit . Read More »

North Korea says it has tested new anti-ship missile

Last week, North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile that also landed in waters between South Korea and Japan. "It is incumbent on us to assume that North Korea today can range the United States with an ICBM carrying a nuclear warhead", Vice-Admiral James Syring, director of the MDA, told the House Armed Services Committee. Read More »

Democrats furious at evasive answers at hearing

DETROW: Absolutely, because the other key conversation about pressure and ongoing investigations is the conversation that NPR and many other news outlets have reported that happened between President Trump and former FBI Director Jim Comey. Read More »

Australian police say disruptive passenger left psychiatric care hours before boarding MH128

One eyewitness told ABC Australia that Marks was also screaming, "I'm going to blow the plane up , I'm going to f***ng blow the plane up ", during the ordeal. However, the operative captain returned the plane after receiving an alert from cabin crew about bombing suspicion. "It appears he tried to gain access to the cockpit and was restrained by passengers and crew". Read More »

London attack death toll rises to eight

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Reports have given his name as Moroccan-born Italian Youssef Zaghba . He was stopped at Bologna's airport trying to fly to Turkey in March past year amid concern he was intending to travel on to Syria, according to reports. Both the relatives of Khuram Butt and the ex-partner of Rachid Redouane distanced themselves from the extremists, saying the atrocity had left them shocked. Read More »

EU's Juncker says member states need to up defense spending

More uncertainty is the last thing that British businesses needed. "We don't know when Brexit talks start". EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier indicated the remaining 27 members were prepared to be flexible on when the process begins. Richard Godmon, tax partner at Menzies, said, "This may mean that it is going to be very hard to get any of the main promises into legislation, so perhaps whilst parliamentary proceedings maybe exciting, actual changes to the tax rules may be limited". Read More »

United Kingdom polls end in hung parliament, PM May under pressure to quit

Former chancellor George Osborne , also on Theresa May: "Clearly if she's got a worse result than two years ago and is nearly unable to form a government then she I doubt will survive in the long term as Conservative Party leader". Among the victims was Cabinet Office minister Ben Gummer, the author of the Conservatives' widely-criticised manifesto. The Green Party would be unchanged with one seat and Plaid Cymru would still have three MPs, according to the poll. Read More »

EU's Chief Brexit Negotiator Says Talks Should Start When UK 'Ready'

The parties must reach an agreement by March 2019, if the United Kingdom is to avoid crashing out of the bloc with no deal. Tusk tweeted: "We don't know when Brexit talks start. On behalf of the Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker restated the EU's determination that the talks must settle the so-called "divorce" bill, before future trade could be discussed. Read More »

UK backlash punishes Tories: How did it go so wrong?

Experts say the resulting hung parliament will lead to a period of political uncertainty and could throw Brexit negotiations - due to start 19 June - into disarray. Today's result also marks the first time that Labour has gained seats in an election since 1997. On Friday morning it became clear the gamble had backfired spectacularly as the poll ended in a hung parliament - a prospect the Tories could scarcely have comprehended when the election was called. Read More »

North Korea says leader Kim supervised test of new anti-ship missiles

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The Norths missile tests present a hard challenge to new South Korean President Moon Jae-in, a liberal elected last month who has expressed a desire to reach out to Pyongyang . North Korea unveiled a number of new weapons at a massive military parade on April 15 to mark the anniversary of the birth of the state's founding leader and has since tested some of them. Read More »