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Unclear if Trump will block Comey's testimony

Former FBI Director James Comey , whom Trump fired after allegedly asking him to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn and his Russian contacts, is scheduled to testify Thursday before the Senate's intelligence committee. Read More »

Gulf diplomatic crisis: India calls for constructive dialogue to resolve dispute

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Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesperson, said in a statement . The country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said the attacks would add to the hatred that Iranians harbor toward the USA and Saudi Arabia . Qatar's Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani and President Trump during a bilateral meeting at a hotel in the Saudi capital Riyadh. Qatar is home to the largest US military base in the region. Read More »

Merkel expects Brexit to proceed as scheduled after United Kingdom vote

It's a toxic dynamic that will likely make any kind of deal all but impossible. The gainers have been their bitter rival - the Labour party . With results in from all 650 House of Commons seats after Thursday's vote, May's bruised Conservatives had 318 - short of the 326 they needed for an outright majority and well down from the 330 seats they had before May's roll of the electoral dice. Read More »

What will the DUP's demands be if there's a coalition government?

Owen Paterson said Theresa May was right "despite all the disappointments" to try to find a way to govern with the support of the Democratic Unionist Party given that the Tories won the most seats and most votes. Sinn Fein won seven of the region's 18 seats, a gain of three - though none of the winning candidates will take their seat in Westminster. "One of them is country, one of the others is LGBTI rights". Read More »

Penguins seize control from Predators in Stanley Cup Final series

Crosby set up Sheary - playing on his 25th birthday - in the low slot for a 4-0 Pittsburgh lead at 1:19 on the first shot by either team in the period. "I believe this team has a certain maturity to it, and.it always starts with our leadership", Sullivan said. Malkin scored on the resulting four-on-four to give the Penguins a 3-0 lead heading into the first intermission. Read More »

Iran arrests 8 suspected of supporting Daesh-claimed attacks on Tehran

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The six attackers who struck two targets in the Iranian capital Tehran were Iranian nationals , the country's security forces confirmed on Thursday, adding that they had arrested a female suspect for questioning. The comments sparked anger from Iranians on social media, who recalled the vigils in Tehran that followed the September 11 attacks. The 5 attackers struck at Iran's most potent symbols: its parliament complex in central Tehran and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah ... Read More »

British Prime Minister May vows to form government after losing majority

Britain's general election resulted in what the English call a "hung Parliament", conjuring grisly images from the Middle Ages but actually meaning no party got a majority. May said Brexit talks would begin on June 19 as scheduled, the same day the British parliament is due to reconvene. Following the embarrassing result, website Conservative Home held a snap poll of its own on whether Mrs May should announce her resignation. Read More »

Two more arrests in London Bridge attack: British police

The three terrorists who committed the terror attack last week in London attempted to rent a 7.5-ton truck, but failed to pay for it. The attackers, who used 12-inch knives with bright pink blades, were shot dead before they could make it back to their truck. Read More »

Theresa May's top advisers quit over election results

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The Conservatives won more than 13.6 million votes, which is an historically high number, and more than Tony Blair won in all three of his election victories. Theresa May's joint chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill have both resigned. For all the love of a hierarchy, the chiefs treated cabinet members exactly the same rude, abusive, childish behaviour. Read More »

Saudi, allies unveil Qatar-linked 'terrorism' list

Bahrain , Saudi Arabia , Egypt, the UAE and several other countries severed diplomatic and transport ties with Doha on Monday, accusing it of supporting Islamist militants and their arch-foe Iran - charges Qatar says are baseless. Germany has called for diplomatic efforts to resolve a growing crisis over Qatar, which is accused by four Arab neighbours of funding terrorism. Meanwhile, the crisis is drawing in more countries. Read More »

Theresa May's Downing Street statement - 'I will now form a government'

Theresa May met the Queen this afternoon and then announced she will go into government with the support of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ). Last year, DUP Stormont MLA Trevor Clarke admitted he thought only gay people could contract HIV. Ms Davidson said: "I was fairly straightforward with her and I told her that there were a number of things that count to me more than party". Read More »

British Prime Minister seen fighting for survival after election failure

However, Mrs May insisted that, as the leader of the largest party in the new parliament , she had a duty to act in the "national interest" and lead the country through the Brexit negotiations starting in ten days' time. "Remember, both parties are divided". Timothy said he had resigned on Friday after the result was confirmed, and took responsibility for the Conservative manifesto, including a botched plan for elderly social care that caused a major backlash. Read More »

Clinging on to her job, Britain's PM May appoints new ministers

As May announced forming a minority government with the support of the small Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ), allowing her to cling to her position, a resurgent Labour Party celebrated as it outperformed expectations following a successful campaign led by Jeremy Corbyn . Read More »

N. Korea rejects S. Korean group's offer of malaria help

North Korea Sunday rejected the latest sanctions resolution adopted by the United Nations Security Council over the North's several ballistic missile tests, pledging to continue on with its nuclear development. He said the officials were expected to discuss contingency operations and potential diplomatic approaches in relation to North Korea, which has sparked alarm across the region by carrying out nine missile tests. Read More »

UAE Foreign Minister Slams Qatar for Asking Iran, Turkey for Help

Offenders will be punished with up to five years in prison and a fine. From the perspective of the Saudis and others, Trump's promise to forswear interference in their societies marked a welcome change from the last two administrations-and was likely read by them as a green light to sort out local affairs, starting with Qatar. Read More »

CCTV footage of police gunning down London Bridge attackers online

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Police reportedly found IS propoganda videos on his cellphone, but after an investigation, they failed to find sufficient evidence of links to terrorism to prosecute him. Police were called at around 10.08pm on Saturday night to reports of a vehicle striking pedestrians on London Bridge . Questions are being raised about whether British police missed crucial warning signs that could have prevented the attack. Read More »

Erdogan pledges 'full support to Qatari brothers' amid Gulf crisis

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Qatar , which has developed an assertive foreign policy over the past decade, denied that it supports militants and said it was helping to reduce the threat of terrorism by backing groups that fight poverty and seek political reform. Davis said the diplomatic rift has not interrupted or curtailed operations at al-Udeid air base, a launching pad for US military efforts in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. Read More »

Alabama girl, 17, killed in Georgia bus crash

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Churches in the Atlanta-area reportedly rallied to lend support to the church group, providing their homes and Chick-fil-A meals, according to a Facebook post by Mount Zion Baptist Church . A church bus has crashed in the Atlanta area, leaving several people injured. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://on-ajc.com/2rIx44R) that 17-year-old Sarah Harmening's mother, Karen, fought through tears as she read her daughter's final journal entry. Read More »

Britain: Conservative Party loses majority, will need to form coalition

The agreement was needed after May's Tories suffered a surprising setback in Thursday's general election , losing their majority and leaving the United Kingdom with a hung parliament. While May's top team has been left unchanged, she will have to fill gaps in her ministerial team after nine junior ministers lost their seats in what has been characterised as a disastrous election night for the ruling party, with the shock results going against every pre-election opinion poll forecast and the ... Read More »

Second Scottish Referendum Unlikely After Voters Punish SNP

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While the loss of seats pushes the issue of a second referendum onto a back burner for now, opinion polls show about 45 percent of Scottish voters support independence. Because of Nicola Sturgeon , who believes that oil is going to go it $150-a-barrel'. With an easy, raucous laugh, she is a self-described "shovel-faced lesbian", a literature graduate and a former journalist who says the army taught her the art of leadership when she was a reservist. Read More »

Labour election result not good enough, Chris Leslie says

UK Prime Minister Theresa May's early election gamble failed, and her Conservative Party has dropped from 330 to 318 seats in Parliament - eight seats short of what they need for a majority government. JOHN SPRINGFORD , Director of Research, Center for European Reform: This was certainly a rejection of Theresa May's very tough Brexit strategy where she was going to cleave a lot of the links between the United Kingdom and the E.U. Read More »

Russian Federation touts dialogue in addressing Qatar crisis

On June 5, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, as well as Yemen, the interim government of Libya, Mauritius and the Maldives announced they severed diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism and extremist ideology, of hostile policy and meddling in the affairs of the Arab states. Read More »