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Trump '100 per cent' willing to testify on Comey

Trump says Comey's testimony also vindicated him from allegations that he colluded with Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. The president claims that Comey's testimony vindicated him, but that it was also largely untrue. Read More »

Afghan policemen killed in U.S. 'friendly fire' air strike

One US official confirmed that the incident was a "green-on-blue" attack by a member of the Afghan security forces. The Taliban claimed responsibility in a statement by Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid, who said the shooting was committed by one of the group's fighters who had joined the Afghan army. Read More »

British prime minister names new chief of staff

British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks watched by her husband Philip in 10 Downing street, London , as she addresses the press Friday, June 9, 2017 following an audience with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace where she asked to form a government. Read More »

In stern rebuke of Mideast ally, USA raps Qatar on terror funds

Arab states have no right to "blockade" Qatar, the country's top diplomat said Thursday, insisting the campaign by Saudi Arabia and its allies to isolate the tiny, energy-rich nation is based on "false and fabricated news ". A senior White House official said it was a "misperception" that there was a policy difference between Tillerson and Trump, noting that they were stressing different parts of the same strategy. Read More »

May confirms she will form government with help of Northern Ireland party

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, who is gay, said she had received assurances from the prime minister over gay rights should the Tories and DUP strike a deal, ITV reported . An online petition has also gathered nearly 500,000 signatures, with the political party branded "dangerous" on the page. He told ITV: "Clearly if she's got a worse result than two years ago and is nearly unable to form a government then she, I doubt, will survive in the long term as Conservative party ... Read More »

Comey takes every effort to get rid of Trump

But on March 2, Prior said, Sessions' chief of staff Jody Hunt sent an email informing Comey and other department officials about the recusal and its scope. However, the bureau is meant to be insulated from the political pressure of the White House. He also said he didn't ask Comey to drop an investigation of Flynn. Read More »

United Kingdom polls: Theresa May's two closest advisers quit after election debacle

Theresa May's top aides Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill have resigned. The Conservatives won 318 seats in Thursday's vote, down from 331 in the 2015 vote, falling short of an overall majority in the 650-seat House of Commons. A senior Conservative lawmaker was in Belfast on Saturday for talks with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), whose 10 seats in the new parliament could give May just enough support to pass legislation. Read More »

May to form govt. despite Tory slide

In a statement outside Downing Street, the 60-year-old premier promised to "fulfil the promise of Brexit ". Reliance on Northern Ireland's DUP, the Democratic Unionist Party , gives Ms May a pathetic two-seat majority . Theresa May has said sorry to the Tory MPs and ministers who lost their seats due to her decision of holding elections. But the party's vision of Brexit is a fairly hard one - it was the most Eurosceptic party in the United Kingdom before the ascent of UKIP. Read More »

London terror attack van was hired in Romford, police reveal

A week on from the London Bridge attack, Londoners are being urged to go out and enjoy the city on Saturday night, with bars and restaurants donating a share of their takings to a Red Cross fund set up for the victims. Where have they come from? The statement further explains, "The attackers had wound duct tape around the handles, and in Butt's case, a leather strap had been attached to the handle and was hung around his wrist". Read More »

Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Reinstate Travel Ban

The government had argued that the court should not take into account Trump's comments during the 2016 USA presidential race since he made them before he took office on January 20. Supreme Court precedent therefore requires lower courts to defer to the government, it added. Both sides are also still waiting for a ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on a different challenge from the state of Hawaii . Read More »

Iranian minister calls Trump's condolences for attacks 'repugnant'

So far, nothing is known about the attackers, and Iranian authorities are being characteristically tight-lipped. Suicide bombers and gunmen engaged in twin attacks on Iran's parliament and the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran . The Saudi prince, Mohammed bin Salman, who is also the defense minister, accused Iran in May of seeking to occupy the Islamic holy sites in Saudi Arabia. Read More »

Trump, Tillerson send mixed messages on Qatar

Those comments stood in contrast to the more nuanced, de-escalatory comments of Tillerson, who was also in the Rose Garden during Trump's remarks. "And in the wake of that conference, nations came together and spoke to me about confronting Qatar over its behaviour", Trump told reporters at the news conference. Read More »

May asks Queen to form new government

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She insisted that she would stick to the Brexit timetable. In calling the election, Theresa May was seeking an endorsement of her plans for Brexit and of her personal abilities to pursue those plans successfully. "And our leader needs to take stock as well". SNP leader and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said it had been a disappointing night for her party, which lost seats to the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats . Read More »

Trump tweets hurting legal case - key adviser's husband

Trump's order restricting entry from Iran, Libya , Somalia , Syria , Sudan and Yemen has been blocked by federal courts and the administration has appealed to the Supreme Court . Perhaps President Trump should just use his phone for calls, not Twitter . Republican officials from 16 US states led by Texas said on Tuesday they have come to the defense of President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority nations, telling the Supreme Court the order did not ... Read More »

UK election ends in hung parliament: What happens now?

In a statement at Downing Street, after returning from Buckingham Palace, where she received the Queen's permission to form a government, May shrugged off a growing backlash in the Conservative party, and said she would provide the "certainty" the country needed, reports the Guardian . Read More »

Messi Weds Mother Of His Two Kids, Antonella June 30

The 29-year-old joined Barca as a youth player in 2001 and has gone on to establish himself as one of the best footballers of all time, becoming the club's all-time leading goalscorer with 507 goals in 583 appearances. "The other players know that they have Messi on their side and will rely on him". " Barcelona have not gone anywhere, they're still there", Guardiola said. Read More »

Comey puts spotlight on Trump's litany of lies

Even the Wall Street Journal editorial page - not exactly a bastion of liberalism - lambasted Trump in March for his unfounded claim that Obama wiretapped him in Trump Tower, followed by the president's outrageous support for a fake Fox News claim that Obama outsourced the tapping to British intelligence. Read More »

European Union tells May 'no time to lose' on Brexit

European Council president Donald Tusk has said he believes Article 50 can be reversed, but Government ministers insist there is "no turning back". Brexit talks are likely to be delayed after today's shock election result, which has left Britain with a hung parliament . Read More »

Conservatives forge government with DUP help

The possibility of a hung Parliament was in the air. Despite only holding 10 seats in the United Kingdom's 650-seat parliament, the party will now assume the role of powerbroker in propping up a minority government. Based on that, it looks like Scotland won't be going anywhere soon. The Protestant unionist party also had links with outlawed paramilitary groups during the years of Northern Ireland's "Troubles". Read More »

Russia calls for dialogue in Qatar crisis

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Trump said Saudi Arabia and other nations had talked to him about confronting Qatar in the wake of his recent visit to Riyadh. "They said they would take a hard line on funding extremism, and all reference was pointing to Qatar", said Trump. Read More »

More than 40000 children at risk in Syria's Raqqa

Syrian regime forces have reached the Iraqi border for the first time in years, leading to a potentially explosive situation with nearby US-backed forces now nearly encircled by the militias. The United States Central Command said it "does not seek to fight the Syrian regime, Russian or pro-regime forces partnered with them", but promised to take "appropriate measures" to protect USA forces tasked with defeating the Islamic State group. Read More »