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Schumer after Comey testimony: Cloud hanging over Trump 'a whole lot darker'

Using extraordinarily blunt language, Comey accused the White House of "lies" and defamation in the wake of his shock ouster last month. I think that's a headline. He said he pushed back on the language, but admits that perhaps he should have resisted further. Rubio opened his questioning at the January 11 confirmation hearing for Rex Tillerson, then Trump's nominee for secretary of state, with blistering questions about whether the Exxon Mobil chief executive believed that Russians, at ... Read More »

N. Korea Rejects New UNSC Resolution, Vows to Continue Nuke Program

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves from a balcony. . Earlier to this official rejection, North Korea's mouthpiece, Rodong Sinmun , issued the deadly threat, warning Donald Trump's administration that America should save the lives of hundreds of millions of its citizens by stepping back from the alleged war that may lead to World War 3 . Read More »

Like It Or Not, Donald Trump Put Climate Change On The Map

This move follows President Donald Trump rescinding USA involvement June 1 in the climate pact, which took a series of 21 meetings for the almost 200 parties to agree on. to reconsider the move. Former FBI Director James Comey will say in public testimony Thursday that President Trump asked him to "lift the cloud" over him and the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 USA election, and asked for his loyalty. Read More »

Arab states to 'accept nothing but deep changes' in Qatar

It said Qatar is "promoting extremist thoughts and spreading chaos and disturbances across numerous Arab countries, resulting in big humanitarian miseries". Qatar's ports and airports remained open to trade on Wednesday with countries not taking part in the Saudi-led boycott, a government official said. Read More »

Brexit talks face delay after United Kingdom election shock


Written off by many pollsters, Labour surged in the final weeks of the campaign. Theresa May promised a "strong and stable government " but failed to deliver in Thursday's election. "Time for everyone to regroup". Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka of the Czech Republic told Czech Television that "now it will be necessary to wait for who will form a government and what this government will bring to negotiations over Brexit", Reuters reports. Read More »

Voters think Trump uses Twitter too much


Trump's love of 140-charater putdowns has created a unique situation for the White House, as the president's tendency to fire off tweets about whatever unhinged thought pops into his orange-stained brain has raised ethical questions that no previous administration has had to face. Read More »

United Kingdom election: Theresa May's Conservatives lose majority in shock result

In a blow to its hopes for another referendum on whether Scotland should leave the United Kingdom, the pro-independence Scottish National Party lost about 20 of its 54 seats. "Her position I think is very, very hard". The Conservatives' other coalition options are limited. They are likely to limp back into power as a minority government , backed by Northern Ireland's unionists. Read More »

Trump to speak at first news conference after Comey testimony


The former FBI director was sacked last month, after leading the agency's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible ties between Russian intelligence and Trump associates. Comey gave the memo to a friend, who, in turn, disclosed the memo's contents to the New York Times . The Romanian president, elected in 2014, is in the focus on his country's defense relationship with the U.S. Read More »

Lions name team for Crusaders game


Gatland's son Bryn bamboozled the Lions with his kicking game in Whangarei, Perofeta belied his 19 years and the fact he was starting for the Blues for the first time at Eden Park, and his replacement West scampered under the posts for the winning try. Read More »

James Comey Said Exactly What You Wanted Him to Say


Comey said that he declined to do so in large part because of the "duty to correct" that would be created if that situation changed. But lawmakers have asked the FBI to investigate whether Sessions had a third, undisclosed encounter in April with Kislyak at a hotel in Washington, where Trump gave a major foreign policy address. Read More »

Last of the London killers named by police


The man arrested yesterday was taken to a south London police station while officers from the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command searched the property. A 33-year-old man arrested on a street in Ilford on suspicion of possession with intent to supply controlled drugs at around the same time, and was yesterday further arrested on suspicion of firearms offences. Read More »

Coverage of Comey testimony plays out with partisan spin

So did cable news networks, bracketing Comey's first public appearance since being fired by Trump with hours of their own talk. J. Moses Ceaser, Cal grad and founder of The New Parkway Theater, said that he chose to hold the free event this morning because it's important to get the Comey hearing out to the world and provide a place for people to watch it. Read More »

UK media: May has no intention of resigning

The SNP is on 35 seats, down 19, and the Liberal Democrats are on 12 seats, up three. The Democratic Unionist Party, which increased its representation at Westminster from eight to 10, signalled it was ready to discuss working with the Tories on issues such as Brexit and keeping the United Kingdom together. Read More »

United Kingdom elections: Theresa May refuses to quit despite hung parliament


With the party in a position to hold the balance of power at Westminster, senior MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said the DUP would be "serious players" in the hung parliament , telling the BBC: "This is flawless territory for the DUP because obviously if the Conservatives are just short of an overall majority it puts us in a very strong negotiating position and certainly that is one we would take up with relish". Read More »

Theresa May's United Kingdom election gamble backfires as Tories lose majority


However, in comments following the election, May announced that her Conservative Party will form a government with the Democratic Unionist Party. Speaking Friday on Europe 1 radio, Edouard Philippe conceded that "the tone" of Brexit negotiations may be affected by British Prime Minister Theresa May's failure to secure a parliamentary majority. Read More »

Theresa May's Conservatives poised to lose majority in United Kingdom election


After her result was declared in Maidenhead, Mrs May suggested she would attempt to remain in office. Opposition Labour is projected to get 266 seats, with a gain of 34 seats. The result would be a validation of the approach of Corbyn, under whose leadership there has been a groundswell of support for Labour , against the belief of many in his party, including within Parliament, where he faced a vote of no confidence in 2016. Read More »

Justice Dept: Sessions recused from probe due to campaign

Twitter had a field day with other moments of Comey's testimony, including his revelation that he broke a date with his wife in order to have dinner with Trump and his use of the exclamation "Lordy". Comey said he did so after Trump tweeted a vague hint that he might have taped the conversations, and as a kickstarter to the appointment of a special prosecutor on the matter. Read More »

Comey made a 'fool' of himself at Senate testimony, says FBI's Kallstrom

But Comey also confirmed he told the president three times that Trump, personally, wasn't the target of the probe - prompting Trump's supporters to claim Comey effectively cleared the president. But Trump has tested the boundaries of normal politics and upended the usual rules. 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 »

Theresa May faces calls to resign after election shock

The exit poll predicted May's party would not win a majority of the 650 seats in parliament to take office alone, meaning she would have to form a coalition or attempt to govern with the backing of other smaller parties. However, as their MPs don't sit in parliament - they refuse to pledge allegiance to the Queen - their votes are worthless during potential coalition talks. Read More »

Former PM Lucas Papademos Injured In Explosion


He held the position until elections in May 2012. Opposition parties issued similar statements, while several political leaders and public figures rushed to the hospital to be briefed on the condition of Papademos. Papademos assumed the prime minister's office as head of a provisional government in November 2011 during a particularly volatile period in the Greek economic crisis. Read More »