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Sessions to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee

Despite his recusal, Sessions in May signed a letter to Trump recommending he remove Comey, the man overseeing the investigation into Russian election meddling and the possible Russia-Trump nexus. Former FBI director Mr Comey told the panel this week that he had asked Mr Sessions to "prevent any future direct communication between the president and me". Read More »

Iran send planes stuffed with food to Qatar

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Reportedly, the Emir of Kuwait, Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, is negotiating a settlement between the three countries and a plane is ready to bring the Emir of Qatar to either UAE or Kuwait where the negotiations will take place. The coordinated move suggests the Gulf states are seeking to lessen the humanitarian impact of their June 5 severing of ties with Qatar, in retaliation for what they call its support for terrorism and their regional foe Iran. Read More »

Iran arrests nearly 50 after deadly Tehran attacks

Iran's intelligence minister Mahmoud Alavi said on Saturday night that 43 suspects had been arrested and operations to identify and crush more "terrorists cells" were underway. Some experts say that the Daesh terrorists had originally planned to attack the main chamber of the Iranian Parliament. Five attackers stormed Iran's parliament and a shrine to revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on Wednesday, setting off clashes with security forces and killing 17 people. Read More »

Russian, Iranian foreign ministers call for Qatar talks

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Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates , Bahrain and Egypt severed relations with Qatar on Monday , accusing it of supporting Islamist militants and their arch- adversary Iran - charges Qatar calls baseless. On Wednesday Saudi Arabia issued Qatar with a list of 10 demands it must meet, including curbs on the freedom of state-funded broadcaster al-Jazeera, which its Gulf neighbours have accused of slander and "fake news", orders to stop "interfering" in foreign countries' affairs ... Read More »

Erdogan vows to keep supporting Qatar

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His comments Friday firmly positioned Washington in the camp of Saudi Arabia , Egypt , the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain , which severed ties with Qatar this week and accused it of sponsoring terrorism. Qatar said it leads the region in attacking what it called the roots of terrorism, giving young people hope through jobs, educating hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees and funding community programs to challenge extremist agendas. Read More »

Mastermind behind Tehran attacks killed

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On Thursday, the Iranian Intelligence Ministry released the names of the five terrorists who were killed after carrying out the deadly attacks in Tehran. Members of Iranian forces are seen during a terrorist attack on the Parliament in central Tehran, Iran, on June 7, 2017. Today, the head of the justice department in Kordestan province in western Iran announced more arrests. Read More »

Moscow and Tehran call for resolving Qatar crisis through dialogue

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Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has made progress in halting financial support and expelling terrorists, the top US diplomat said, "but he must do more and he must do it quickly". In addition to Turkey's efforts, the USA and Kuwait have also stepped up efforts to mediate an ending to the Qatar crisis. He said the blockade is hindering U.S. Read More »

Hard Brexit not backed by most MPs, remain campaigners say

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May would have been able to form a government without support from the Democratic Unionist Party , which won 10 seats if Conservatives seized four seats from Labour - Dudley North (22 majority); Newcastle-under-Lyme (30 majority); Crew and Nantwich (48 majority); and Canterbury (187 majority). Read More »

National Spelling Bee is underway, and three Michiana students are competing

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Sylvia Nguyen made the most of her moment on the big stage. The South Bend student says he has been trying since fourth grade to make it to the National Spelling Bee. Meet the youngest-ever National Spelling Bee contestant: She's 6! The victor will also receive trips to New York City for an appearance on the LIVE with Kelly and Ryan morning talk show and a trip to Hollywood, Calif., for an appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! late night talk show. Read More »

Mastermind Behind Tehran Attacks Killed by Intelligence Forces

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Meanwhile, Prosecutor General of Alborz province, north of Tehran , Ahmad Fazelian said that eight of the logistical agents of the Wednesday Tehran attacks have been detained in the province. He added that the mastermind of the operation, who had fled the country, was killed by Iranian security forces with help from friendly intelligence services. Read More »

Voting underway in the UK General Election

The Conservative leader has been warned her days are numbered after calling Thursday's vote three years early, only to lose her majority in parliament. Theresa May , meantime, was in her Downing Street bunker, trying desperately to create a semblance of organisation and competence while reshuffling her pack. Read More »

Qatar Airways profits hit $540 million before Gulf crisis

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But it was importing 80 percent of its food from bigger Gulf Arab neighbours before they cut ties and is now in talks with Iran and Turkey to secure food and water supplies. "We will continue deliveries as long as there is demand". He spoke little more than an hour after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged the Saudi coalition to ease its "blockade" of Qatar, saying it was hindering the fight against Islamic State and provoking food shortages. Read More »

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to return from Kazakhstan today

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In the meeting at Kazakh capital, Astana , on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), Xi said the two countries should also cooperate more and provide assistance to each other in meeting the development goals. The two South Asian countries are the first to join the organization since it was founded in 2001 by Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan to foster multilateral cooperation on security issues, reports Efe. Read More »

Hawaii law aligns state with Paris climate pact

After the announcement , a handful of states - including Hawaii, Washington and NY - pledged to uphold the treaty's goals. The states, most led by Democrats, represent $7 trillion of the US gross domestic product, or 38 percent. George Edgar, ambassador of the European Union to Cambodia, said the country is one of the most vulnerable to climate change, adding that the EU was spending millions of dollars on "targeted and ambitious" climate programs in the country. Read More »

Defiant May vows to lead Britain to Brexit after United Kingdom election blow

Young people voted overwhelmingly for Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party in the general election, playing a crucial role in denying Theresa May a majority, according to a new poll. Most of the other parties - Liberal Democrats (12 seats), Scottish Nationalists (35), Welsh Nationalists (4) and the Greens (1) - are broadly liberal-leftist and anti-Brexit. Read More »

France's Macron calls talks with Putin frank

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The Macron-Putin relationship got off to a less-than-ideal footing during Macron's presidential campaign. Emmanuel Macron gave the warning on Monday during "frank talks" at Versailles palace with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin , who is a staunch ally of Assad. Read More »

Hasegawa denies Honda is "lost"

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Maybe they are thinking Honda can make it in the future but we need to convince them by showing them. "I was not surprised [by his comments]", added Hasegawa. "Obviously we have a long-term contract, and we have forged very strong relationships at every level in both organisations". We have made a decision to overcome these very tough conditions as a team together. Read More »

Chuck Schumer invites President Trump to testify before the Senate

Schumer added he would seek ways to arrange a "dignified" testimony with Senate leader Mitch McConnell, while also consulting on the matter with Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller. "No more game playing", Schumer said. Schumer said, "Well, you know, Comey said that he cleared the room, the president did before he talked to him, that doesn't indicate a casualness, but there is a deeper point here". Read More »

Malaysia Airlines Passenger Tries To Enter Cockpit

Meanwhile, authorities were under pressure to explain the time it took for armed police to board the plane and arrest Mr Marks after it landed at Melbourne airport. " Following the incident on MH128, the disruptive passenger has been apprehended by airport security , " the statement went on. The crew members and passengers used belts from their trousers to tie his hands and kept him captured till the flight landed. Read More »

Donald Trump breaks his silence on 'leaker' James Comey

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Dershowitz went on to say that even if we don't like the President having that authority, he has that power and you can't turn a Constitutional power into a criminal act. "I didn't do it myself for a variety of reasons, but I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel". Contradicting Comey's testimony, Kasowitz said Thursday the president never told Comey he "need [s] loyalty" and he never asked Comey to drop the investigation into former national ... Read More »

Downing Street protest at Theresa May's new government planned for Friday evening

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. On Brexit, the DUP supports leaving the European Union but opposes a return to a "hard" border with Ireland - which could happen if May carries through her threat to walk away from the talks rather than accept a "bad deal". Read More »

United Kingdom premier strikes tentative deal with N Ireland party

Nick Timothy , May's co-chief of staff, said on the ConservativeHome website that he stepped down on Friday ( June 9), while the BBC reported that Fiona Hill had also quit. Other members of the party have criticized Mrs. Davidson - who secured her party's best result for three decades, winning 13 Scottish MPs - said she had sought and received assurances from May about maintaining lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex rights. Read More »

5 reasons the Cavaliers can pull off an impossible Finals comeback

More than leading the team in scoring, he was seemingly the guy who always came up with the big bucket that stopped a Warriors run and kept the Cavaliers in charge. Despite the obvious foul, Green and Warriors head coach Steve Kerr argued with the refs, and it appeared Green wound up with his first tech. Read More »