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Queen Mary 2 liner involved in mid-Atlantic yacht rescue


The UK Coastguard said: 'He has been assessed by the Queen Mary 2 medical team who have advised he is uninjured and in good spirits'. The rescue was organised from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and saw the Queen Mary 2, as well as an oil and gas supply ship named the Thor Magni and a tugboat, all help with the rescue effort. Read More »

Paris Residents Uncertain Of Outcome In French Parliamentary Election


If he doesn't have a majority at the National Assembly , Macron may come under pressure to reshuffle his government and choose a prime minister from the winning party, a situation called "cohabitation". Two members of Macron's cabinet - Defense Minister Sylvie Goulard and European Affairs Minister Marielle de Sarnez - are former MoDem EU parliament members. Read More »

Seven arrested in Iran accused of supporting Tehran attacks

This is also a view shared by strains of Wahabi ideology that Saudi Arabia upholds. " The US move [to impose new sanctions] proves that Iran is facing two Daesh groups, one in the region and one at the worldwide arena", he noted, calling Washington the " international IS", Mehr news agency reported June 9. Read More »

Defiant May vows to stay on despite United Kingdom election blow

Furthermore, the recent terror attacks in Manchester and London have drawn attention to Theresa May's record as Home Secretary, in particular her overseeing of significant cuts to police numbers. Across Europe, leaders had little sympathy for the PM. A man who stuck to his figurative guns even when much of his own party turned against him. Read More »

Theresa May to form fragile government after United Kingdom election debacle

The party has had similar informal understandings with the Conservatives in the past. Support from the DUP would allow the Conservatives to reach the 326 seats needed for a majority in parliament. This is disappointing for Prime Minister Theresa May , who chose to call an early election to try to strengthen her hand in talks with the European Union on Brexit. Read More »

UK gov't agrees outline deal with DUP for support - PA

The DUP's ten seats could help May cobble together a 326 parliamentary majority needed to pass through laws. Liberal Democrats gained four seats to amass 12 MPs but lost its former leader and ex-deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, perhaps the highest-profile casualty in a night of stunning results. Read More »

House Passes Bill to Repeal Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations

Fourteen of California's 53 representatives in the House voted against the bill, helping it pass the House with 233 votes in favor and 186 dissenting votes. Consumer advocates were disappointed by Thursday's vote. The Financial CHOICE Act will bring regulatory relief to small banks , credit unions and consumers while holding Wall Street accountable. Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions agrees to appear before Senate intelligence committee

Sessions didn't mention any meeting with Kislyak as a senator during his confirmation process but later as attorney general he recused himself from the investigation into Russian meddling in the election. He wrote that "it is important that I have an opportunity to address these matters in the appropriate forum". Still, the White House remained mum on the topic of Trump's confidence in his attorney general for two days, even as reports swirled about ongoing tensions between the two and ... Read More »

IS claims Melbourne attack; PM Turnbull calls it 'cowardly'

But the prime minister, who has twice spoken with Andrews since the siege, highlighted comparisons to Lindt Cafe hostage-taken Man Monis as well as the killer of Melbourne woman Jill Meagher. The Somali-born Khayre shot Mr Hao dead in a Brighton apartment building and barricaded himself inside a room on Monday afternoon. Police confirmed on Tuesday that Khayre, who was acquitted of a plot to attack a Sydney army base in 2009, had shot a man dead in the foyer of the building. Read More »

Theresa May aides Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill resign


The pair formed part of May's small inner circle and were blamed by many Conservatives for the party's lackluster campaign and unpopular election platform. Following the election result they attracted much of the blame, with ministers briefing against them and Tory MPs demanding their resignations. He told BBC Newsnight: "I think this current arrangement may well prove to be reckless, but we will have to wait and see". Read More »

Xi: China and India should manage differences

Modi hailed India's accession as a "landmark moment in the journey of the SCO" and pledged India would play a "constructive and active role" in the organisation. The two leaders also discussed Bollywood film " Dangal " amidst a detailed discussion on cultural cooperation. They also talked about the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra , and parliamentary and youth exchanges between the two sides. Read More »

London terrorist 'flagged by Italian intelligence'

The London Bridge killer, Khuram Butt , was embroiled in two heated confrontations with fellow Muslims who challenged his extremist mindset, it has emerged. One key question for investigators is whether he was trained by figures in ISIS or learned how to make TATP while fighting with one of the country's many militias, the sources told CNN. Read More »

Tories To Begin Talks With DUP

Downing Street said that a " confidence and supply " arrangement had been reached with the DUP and would be put to the cabinet tomorrow, as May attempted to rescue her premiership. 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 »

Donald Trump breaks Twitter silence after Comey testimony, declares 'total vindication'

He portrayed Trump as a chief executive dismissive of the FBI's independence and made clear that he interpreted Trump's request to end an investigation into his former national security adviser as an order coming from the president. During nearly three hours of frank statements before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, Comey described himself as "stunned" by Trump's "very disturbing" and "very concerning" behavior in several meetings. Read More »

Trump '100%' willing to testify on Comey

In his testimony, Comey recalled that during a private White House dinner on January 27, the president asked him for "loyalty" and to lay off his former top aide Flynn - who is under investigation over his Russian Federation ties - imploring Comey to "let this go". Read More »

Germany's Merkel seeks to ease tensions with military

British voters failed to deliver a widely expected parliamentary majority for the Conservative party in Thursday's general election, dealing a major blow to Prime Minister Theresa May just days ahead of hard Brexit talks with the EU. Michel Barnier, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, indicated on Twitter that the European Union was prepared to show some patience, making it clear that talks should not begin until the political situation had settled in the UK. Read More »

Trump says Comey lied under oath, remains coy on 'tapes'

Democratic Senator Chris Murphy, from CT, had said in a statement Thursday following Comey's testimony, "If the White House's account differs from what we heard today, the American people deserve to hear the president's side of the story in a similar forum-under oath and open to the press". Read More »

Qatar must stop funding terror, extremist ideology: Donald Trump

Lavrov said unity on the matter must be forged in the Arab League, the Gulf Cooperation Council and among nations. "They have to end that funding and its extremist ideology in terms of funding", he added. Saudi Arabia and other USA allies in the region have cited Qatar's alleged support for regional rival Iran and for extremist groups as explanation for their decision. Read More »

Jeff Sessions to testify before Senate panel


Sessions recused himself in March from a federal investigation into contacts between Russia and the presidential campaign of Donald Trump after acknowledging that he had met twice previous year with the Russian ambassador to the United States. Read More »

Comey's release of Trump memo to newspaper: Was it legal?


James Comey said Thursday during a Senate hearing that Trump in his words did not order the FBI to drop the investigation on former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Still, experts debated the legality of Comey's secret "back channel". But the memo leak does not appear to be illegal or to violate executive privilege, according to University of Texas law professor Steve Vladeck in a Washington Post article. Read More »