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Aaron Ramsey welcomes Arsene Wenger's new Arsenal deal


Ramsey became the first frontline Arsenal player to speak out in support of Wenger and believes the Gunners can now push on in the pursuit of further honours. He has been known to appreciate an expressive No.10, and has also worked well with many players rejected by European heavyweights - the best example being Thierry Henry after a lacklustre spell with Juventus back in 1999. Read More »

No party should be castigated, says Daniel Kawczynski over DUP


The chaos has weighed on the pound, which has plunged nearly two percent since Thursday, and London's FTSE stock index, which was down 0.2 percent Monday. Brexit will likely be on the agenda at the Paris meeting, after May confirmed she will stick to the negotiating timetable. Mrs May has given her close alley Damian Green one of the top roles in her new Cabinet. Read More »

Philippine troops raise flag as bombs fall on Marawi


Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has made a top priority of his foreign policy establishing a strong measure of autonomy compared to the nation's traditional dependence on the United States, and the sudden news of USA forces becoming involved in the siege of Marawi has raised a lot of eyebrows. Read More »

British PM seeks lifeline after bruising election

I have every confidence we can do a deal with the DUP [Democratic Unionist Party] from Northern Ireland in a confidence and supply motion, whereby we will be able to form the next government and get important legislation through and focus on the most important thing for our country, which of course is Brexit . Read More »

Duterte offers bounties for militant chiefs in Philippine city

Col. Jo-Ar Herrera confirmed. The proposal for the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) to fight alongside government troops against Islamist militants in Marawi City might not happen soon, the military said Monday. 170 Number of residents that were led to safety, according to the military. At least 178 people have been killed in Marawi, the heartland of Islamic faith in the southern Philippines, since hundreds of gunmen waving Islamic State-style black flags rampaged across the city on ... Read More »

Trump invited to testify about interactions with Comey

The reporter asked Comey Jr. if had any reaction to the week's events, including his testimony before the Senate. "Lordy, I hope there are tapes", Comey said of his conversations with Trump. In a press conference on Friday. Sessions has recused himself from a federal investigation into contacts between Russia and the Trump campaign after acknowledging that he had met twice past year with the Russian ambassador to the US. Read More »

Five suspects in Iran attacks had fought for ISIS


Perpetrators of the twin attacks in Tehran were recruited inside Iran by Islamic State and fought in both Iraq and Syria, the Iranian Intelligence Ministry said on Thursday. The six attackers were Iranians who had joined the ISIS, the deputy secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Reza Seifollahi, said on state TV. Read More »

Theresa May has 'no intention of resigning'


After that they will work on a vote-by-vote. Soubry's position was backed by fellow rebel and former education secretary Nicky Morgan, who told ITV's Robert Peston today that May should not lead the party into the next General Election . Read More »

Russian Federation arrests opposition leader Navalny ahead of protests, wife says

But many say it's endemic: 45% believe Putin wouldn't succeed in fighting corruption, the highest percentage recorded in five years. MOSCOW | Some arrests occurred Monday as thousands of anti-government activists challenging President Vladimir Putin's rule were protesting across Russian Federation, with police arresting main opposition leader Alexei Navalny outside his Moscow home before he could reach the main demonstration and scores of others. Read More »

UK PM May's Brexit plan has not changed, her spokesman says

Despite the loss of at least 12 seats for the Conservatives, May will try to form a working majority with the Democratic Unionist Party, which won 10 seats Thursday. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who is touted as the favourite to replace May should she be forced out, called on colleagues to rally behind her. Read More »

New poll finds Labour has six-point lead over Conservatives


She even suggested that she'll try and use her influence to advance LGBT rights in NI. May apologised repeatedly for last week's botched election result, according to a member who was present. But the DUP's support will ensure that at least May and her government have a fighting chance. What about Conservative Party members? This would allow her to govern with a minority government without needing to set up a formal coalition like that struck between the Conservatives and the ... Read More »

Trump slams Qatar as Tillerson calls for calm


It comes as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson tries to calm the worst diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf in years. On Friday, Tillerson said the blockade is "hindering" military operations in the region. Led by Saudi Arabia , several states in the Middle East and Africa have severed diplomatic ties with Qatar since Monday, accusing it of supporting "terrorism" and for its ties with Iran - a charge Qatar has dismissed. Read More »

Trump expected to reverse Obama's opening to Cuba

Urging on Trump are Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), both Cuban-American lawmakers. The White House declined to discuss the pending changes. Creamer, the State Department's Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Cuba, Mexico, Central America, and Western Hemisphere Regional Economic Policy and Summit issues, told reporters Monday only that the policy review continues. Read More »

Leaders of anti-Serb war win Kosovo election


Head of the Commission Vaidete Daka said that heavy traffic caused blockage of the CEC website temporarily and that final results should be posted later in the week. EU Enlargement Commissioner, Johannes Hahn said that he hoped that Kosovo representatives sought a future perspective in which there were better living conditions and within the European Union: "It's now the responsibility of political leaders in the country to form - very fast hopefully - a new's so important for ... Read More »

Macron's party set to win in French parliamentary elections

Italy's 10-year government bond yield slid 8 basis points to 2.01 percent, its lowest level since late January, while the gap over German peers tightened sharply to around 175 basis points - its narrowest since late May. "For the past month, the president has shown confidence, willingness and daring in France and on the global stage", Philippe said, calling the result a vindication of Macron's "winning strategy". Read More »

Fresh questions for Sessions _ and he'll answer in public

Mark Warner, D-Va., vice chair and ranking Democrat, jointly announced that Sessions would testify Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. ET "in open session". Sessions will be testifying before Congress for the first time since he was confirmed as attorney general in February. Read More »

Sharif to visit Saudi Arabia amid Gulf crisis

The conference was attended by Aziz, Pakistan's Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi, as well as envoys to UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait, who were called back especially for the event. The prime minister said Pakistan enjoys brotherly relations with all the countries in the region and will do all it can to amicably resolve the crisis. Read More »

Fatal Melbourne shooting labelled terror attack

It said the safety and protection of the community was its paramount consideration, and it relied on information provided by Corrections Victoria parole officers and Victoria Police when making decisions. Australian investigators immediately raised concerns about the possibility that the violence had been inspired by recent acts of terrorism committed in the United Kingdom, including, most recently, a deadly attack on London Bridge. Read More »

Iran's Khamenei blames U.S. for regional instability, creation of Islamic State

Alavi did not provide further details or offer any evidence. Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini's mausoleum in Tehran on Wednesday. I mean, he is the real power in Saudi Arabia, and just some hours before the terrorist attack, [Adel] al-Jubeir, the Saudi foreign minister, publicly said Tehran should be punished because of its regional policies. Read More »

Germany begins border controls in lead up to G20 summit

She acknowledged that "development is only possible if security is assured". Guests include the presidents of Egypt and Guinea, which now holds the African Union's rotating presidency. The G20 include the European Union, the United States, the UK, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa , Republic of Korea, and Turkey. Read More »

Puerto Rico votes to become 51st state of America

Almost half a million Puerto Ricans have moved to the USA mainland in the past decade to find a more affordable cost of living or jobs as the island of 3.4 million people struggles with a 12 percent unemployment rate. Puerto Ricans have been USA citizens since 1917. Residents can not vote despite being considered citizens and they have a representative in Congress who is more or less just an observer with no real legislative powers. Read More »