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Trump Under Investigation Despite "Complete Vindication" Tweet


But the gist of the hearing was that Trump wasn't under investigation for Russian Federation stuff at the time Comey was sacked, which meant we got little out of the proceedings beyond the resurgence of "Lordy" was an expletive. "I think now that this is all passed, he can go back to doing what he promised he was gonna do", said Trump Jr. Trump tweeted Friday morning. "No plausible case. Read More »

'Coalition of crackpots': Newspapers savage Theresa May over election nightmare

British newspapers summed it up in a word: mayhem. Foster has informed that she was entering discussions with May over the details of any arrangement that would prop up a minority government. The election's biggest victor was Corbyn, who piled on pressure for May to resign, saying people have had enough of austerity politics and cuts in public spending. Read More »

Trump to Reporters: Comey Statements Under Oath Weren't True


Republican Rep. Mike Conaway and Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff said they had also written to Don McGahn, the White House counsel, and asked him whether White House recordings or memos of Comey's conversations with Trump exist. Speaking with Fox News host Sean Hannity Tuesday night, Eric Trump said his father's critics are " not even people ". He then headed to the Faith and Freedom Coalition's annual conference, where he delivered a speech in front of a friendly crowd. Read More »

Ruth Davidson dismisses Scottish Tories breakaway claim

Each seat lost by the SNP in 2017 will be interpreted by the Conservatives as a vote against a second independence referendum . "I will consider carefully the outcome, listen to what voters were saying". The analysis will be dominated by a comparison with 2015, in which the SNP came close to winning all 59 seats (they managed 56, after securing just six in the previous election in 2010). Read More »

Saudi Arabia and allies hail Trump warning to Qatar

Several other countries followed suit. Qatar's Al Udeid Air Base is home to more than 11,000 USA and coalition forces and an important base for the fight against IS. Their joint statement also listed 12 entities, among them Qatari-funded charities Qatar Charity and Eid Charity, as having terrorist links. Just under two hours later, President Donald Trump called on Qatar to stop funding of groups that commit terrorism, saying the Gulf nation had historically done so "at a very high ... Read More »

Afghan soldier kills two USA service members


Early media reports suggested the assailant was an elite Afghan commando, although that is not confirmed. Allied commanders provided limited details. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement that a Taliban loyalist had infiltrated the Afghan army "just to attack foreign forces". Read More »

May faces calls to resign as election hangs in balance

He ruled out the potential for deals or pacts with other progressive parties in Parliament. Theresa May called an unnecessary election in order to strengthen her mandate, avoid domestic political campaigning at the same time as the effects of Brexit begin to be felt in 2020, and wipe out the Labour Party on the assumption that Jeremy Corbyn was unelectable. Read More »

Trump 'prepared to testify' over exchanges with Comey

He said that he'd carefully documented his interactions with Trump because he anxious Trump would misrepresent them, and accused the administration of spreading "lies, plain and simple" about the reasons for his firing. It's unclear exactly what the complaint will allege, but Mr. Trump's personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, kept the possibility of legal action open Thursday in a statement he made in response to Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, accusing Comey of ... Read More »

Britons vote in election marred by terror attacks

The dollar rose against a basket of currencies on Friday, helped by a sharp drop in the British pound after Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority in national elections. The fact that May was forced to rely on the DUP in parliament further complicates Brexit negotiations for her. It is hard to doubt Mrs May's dedication, but she made a awful mistake, an error which will go down in history and she is now so badly weakened it seems nearly ... Read More »

Mom fears woman accused of leak to be made an example

Winner's defense attorney, Titus Thomas Nichols, would not confirm whether she was being charged with leaking the NSA report cited by The Intercept . "People who are trusted with classified information and pledge to protect it must be held accountable when they violate that obligation", Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein later said in a statement. Read More »

Macron's party set for huge majority in parliament

Having already this week promised to strengthen France's climate targets in response to the US's plan to quit the Paris Agreement, the newly-elected leader yesterday announced a new website - - in a thinly-veiled riposte to US President and climate sceptic Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign slogan. Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan To Send Troops to Qatar Amid Gulf Rift

The United States urged Saudi Arabia and its regional allies on Friday to ease their blockade of Qatar, warning it is harming the regional struggle against extremism. The news seemed to contradict what Mr. Trump said in the Middle East last month, when he claimed he had helped unify the Muslim world . Many Gulf political experts saw a lack of coherent strategy. Read More »

Snap polls fallout: Theresa May's closest advisers resign

He said he regretted introducing the controversial changes to social care without including "a ceiling as well as a floor" but denied the dementia tax was a "personal pet project". There were also misgivings about relying on the DUP, which strongly opposes same-sex marriage and abortion. The Prime Minister's former communications chief Katie Perrior, who left Downing Street when the election was called, hit out at the two aides' "rude, abusive, childish behaviour". Read More »

Saudi on alert after ISIS threatens terror attack

The intelligence ministry said the attacks were carried out by five Iranian men who had joined IS and travelled to their bastions in Iraq and Syria before returning home. IRGC Brigadier General Hossein Salami also vowed that Iran would " take revenge " for the attacks. The attackers raided Iran's parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini's mausoleum on Wednesday morning, in a rare strike at the heart of the Islamic Republic. Read More »

United Kingdom police seek clues from pink knives used in London Bridge attack

The Glastonbury music and arts festival starts this month. Italy has expelled more than 40 people in the past two years who were suspected of extremist activities but for whom there was insufficient evidence to bring formal charges. One officer falls over one of the attackers. She said she has been "humbled and privileged" to hear of the heroic actions of members of the public and the emergency services in their response to the attack. Read More »

Iran says Tehran attackers had been to IS bastions

The Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, brushed aside the attacks, for which the so-called Islamic State ( ISIS ) claimed responsibility, as "firecrackers", and said it would take more than that to cow Iran. IS has also claimed multiple attacks inside Saudi Arabia. Wednesday's attack "adds to cross-Gulf tensions that already had been elevated by the Trump trip - in which anti-Iranism was a principal theme - and by the Iran angle in the actions taken against Qatar ", said Paul Pillar, a ... Read More »

British pound dives as United Kingdom enters new period of political uncertainty

Arkush, a leader in Britain's Jewish communities, told The Times of Israel he believes the results of the election to be a loss for British Jews and for Israel. The election campaign was rocked by two terror attacks, which drew attention to May's record in her former job as interior minister, while her own performances were heavily criticised. Read More »

Donald Trump offers support to Theresa May after polls setback

Beard: Well, I suspect not Jeremy Corbynm because Jeremy Corbyn is sitting very pretty now on the sidelines. The result proves that this Tory election strategy north of the border was successful. Theresa May , British prime minister and Conservative Party leader, delivers a statement in London today after Conservatives lost their majority in a snap general election. Read More »

May failed to get the mandate she sought

The following is an edited transcript of their conversation. "I don't worry about that, partly because I think that the Democratic Party has stayed pretty grounded in fact and reality", Obama told Axelrod at the time . Her first foreign trip as prime minister was to India, but she displayed naive arrogance by announcing fresh curbs on Indian students just before coming here to cultivate more bilateral trade. Read More »

'100 Percent' Would Testify Under Oath About Comey


The Republican president took to twitter earlier in the day, claiming "total and complete vindication". The Trump administration now faces a grinding investigation by Justice Department special counsel Robert Muller that will likely last years and could slow progress on the GOP legislative agenda. Read More »