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UN expands sanctions against North Korea


Qiyu Xu, a top official at the Army's National Defense University, asked about strengthened defense ties between the United States and Taiwan, an island that Beijing views as a breakaway province from China. Last week, North Korea fired what appeared to have been a short-range Scud missile off its east coast, with the rocket flying about 280 miles into the Sea of Japan. Read More »

IS claims responsibility for Kabul attack that killed 80


Rescue workers were digging bodies from the site hours after the explosion, many of them disfigured and charred, as anguished residents searched for missing relatives. Four journalists were injured, though their wounds were not believed to be life-threatening, the BBC said in a statement. Aziz Navin, an employee of the independent Afghan broadcaster TOLO TV, was also killed as he went to work, according to TOLO News . Read More »

'Happy St. Comey's Day': Late night jokes about James Comey's testimony


A White House source said Trump disputes two key points in Comey's testimony: Firstly, he asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation director to let go of the Flynn probe, and, secondly, that he asked for Comey's loyalty. Mr. Kasowitz also said Trump never demanded "I need loyalty, I expect loyalty" as Comey testified on Thursday. When asked at the USA congressional hearing why he was sacked, Comey said he did not know for sure. Read More »

May to finalise Cabinet, prepare for Brexit talks


The prime minister acknowledged the uncertain outcome-known as a " hung Parliament "-early Friday". Ms Davidson, who became engaged to partner Jen Wilson in May 2016, later said she had received assurances from the PM over gay rights. But the attacks have forced her to defend the government's record on terrorism, and this week she promised that if she wins she will crack down on extremism - even at the expense of human rights. Read More »

United Kingdom election: Polish Deputy PM hopes for 'softer' Brexit

The recently concluded election in Britain has resulted in a hung parliament with Prime Minister Theresa May failing to achieve an absolute majority. "She needs to realise she can't do this all on her own", complains one Secretary of State. She had a majority in Parliament. The stunning outcome leaves May battling to unite different factions of her party and reliant on a handful of Northern Irish parliamentarians just nine days before Britain starts the tortuous process of negotiating ... Read More »

Scottish Leader Nicola Sturgeon Calls Election 'Disastrous' For PM Theresa May


The final Scottish seat to declare was Fife North East, where there were three recounts before Stephen Gethins of the SNP was declared the victor after finishing just two votes ahead of the Lib Dem candidate. "I've never been afraid of debate and clash and think that's part of it". And we can see this in the results. "I'm not going to try and gloss over the fact that we have suffered some losses this evening". Read More »

Theresa May Heads to Buckingham Palace in Bid to Form Government

Among the most notable was the former Lib Dem leader and deputy prime minister in the 2010-2015 coalition government , Nick Clegg, who lost his Sheffield Hallam seat - which also has lots of students - to Labour's Jared O'Mara. They will not want a Labour minority government , with Corbyn as prime minister - and they would probably prefer to avoid a second general election. Read More »

What did we learn from Comey's testimony before Congress?


Trump , if you disagree with anything the director said today, play the tapes for all of America to hear or admit that there were no tapes". "I'm not hinting anything". Trump has remained relatively media shy since the Justice Department tapped former FBI Director Robert Mueller to be the special counsel looking into Russia's meddling into the 2016 election and the Trump campaign's possible ties to it. Read More »

Foreign Airstrike Kills 2 Afghan Soldiers In Helmand


Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar province, said Saturday that two other USA soldiers are wounded in the attack, which took place in the Achin district. Helmand is a stronghold of Taliban, and the insurgents effectively control 10 of Helmand's 14 districts. The government is also struggling to combat an IS affiliate, which has a presence in eastern Afghanistan . Read More »

Hundreds demonstrate against Theresa May's alliance with DUP


May's left-wing Labour rival Jeremy Corbyn, once written off by his opponents as a no-hoper, said May should step down and he wanted to form a minority government. Instead of a projected landslide in her favour, May ended up throwing away the small majority that the former David Cameron-led party had won in the 2015 general election. Read More »

Sanders 'Delighted' by Corbyn's Success in UK Election

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May addresses the country after Britain's election at Downing Street in London June 9, 2017. The most famous example of partisan coverage is The Sun , claiming credit for the Conservative Party's 1992 election victory with the headline: "It's The Sun Wot Won It". Read More »

Theresa May to seek permission to form government


British Prime Minister Theresa May's gamble in calling an early election appeared Friday to have backfired spectacularly, after an exit poll suggested her Conservative Party could lose its majority in Parliament. View more photos of the United Kingdom election below. "We need a government that can act", EU Budget Commissioner Guenther Oettinger told German broadcaster Deutschlandfunk. Read More »

UK police arrest man in London Bridge attack investigation


The authorities have said Butt was known to police and the domestic security service MI5 but there was no intelligence that an attack was being planned. But May defended her government's stance on the issue, saying that her Conservative government had protected police budgets. Canadian national Chrissy Archibald, 30, was the first victim to be named. Read More »

Dem drafts articles of impeachment to oust Trump

There may be respectable constitutional arguments for impeachment , which doesnt require proof of a criminal act, but they should not be pursued before special counsel Robert Mueller completes his investigation beginning with an inquiry into Trump connections with Russian Federation. Read More »

Islamic State threatens attacks in Saudi Arabia

The ministry issued a statement on its website with bloody pictures of the men's bodies. It identified them by their first names only, saying they didn't want to release their last names due to security and privacy concerns for their families. Read More »

Tehran attackers fought for Daesh in Mosul, Raqqa: Iranian ministry

At least 13 people were killed and 46 injured in attacks on the parliament complex and mausoleum of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. They were the first claimed by Daesh in Iran. Militant attacks are rare in Tehran and other major cities although two Sunni militant groups, Jaish al-Adl and Jundallah, have been waging a deadly insurgency, mostly in remote areas, for nearly a decade. Read More »

Trump dismisses ex-FBI director Comey as a 'leaker'

Asked if he would speak to the issue under oath, Trump said: "100 percent". The Senate judiciary committee sent a request for Comey's memos from the Federal Bureau of Investigation on and a separate request to the White House for any records kept by Trump , on May 17. Read More »

Director of National Intelligence refuses to discuss Trump conversations

Sen. Mark Warner , the committee's vice chairman, said Wednesday it would be his first question of the hearing. This morning at 10:00 ET we are liveblogging the Senate Intelligence Committee's hearing on Section 702 , the provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act set to sunset at the end of this year. Read More »

Trump welcomes Romanian president to White House

Recounting a February 14 White House meeting where Trump pressed the director to drop the FBI's inquiry into national security adviser Michael Flynn , Comey said a decision was made not to report the incident to Sessions. But the biggest news out of Comey's testimony was the indictment of the Obama administration and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch. That's another thing he said. Read More »

Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails end hunger strike after deal


In exchange for ending the hunger strike, prisoners will be offered a second family visit per month, the Israel Prison Service said . "In his cell in Ashkelon prison, they held more than 20 hours of negotiations, Fares said". Israeli officials had dismissed the strike as a political move orchestrated by Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti, who has always been seen as a potential successor to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Read More »