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Bernie Sanders Slams 1 Percent in Praise for UK's Corbyn

Whether she steps down graciously or hobbles on until her government collapses under the weight of its own contradictions, she is not long for the leadership. "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 leader". Read More »

Russia police: Navalny could get 15 days in jail

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Russia's anti-corruption protests come in response to an investigation by Navalny's Anti-corruption Foundation into what was described as a corruption scheme in which Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was said to have amassed lavish mansions and taken luxury shopping trips. Read More »

Gerry Adams: Tories and DUP a 'coalition for chaos'

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, had said that his party will call on others to stop May from forming the government . "That opportunity to raise [abortion decriminalisation] for 10 minutes highlighted that 50 years on, it's absolutely the right thing to do to review the 1967 act", Johnson said. Read More »

President Trump willing to testify about James Comey conversations

Trump said there was "no collusion, no obstruction" and that "Comey's a leaker". The Republican speaker of the House, Paul Ryan , seemed to admit Trump lied by saying only, "The president's new to this". "Comey said today that Mueller has the memos he wrote about his interactions with Trump ". "I think if you take together his written and oral testimony together, he has now made a prima facie case of obstruction of justice ". Read More »

"Hard Brexit" plan is dead in the water - Scotland's Sturgeon

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Ms Sturgeon said a hard Brexit was "no longer viable" after the Conservatives' majority was wiped out in Thursday's vote. Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon will today issue a call for the government to pursue a " four nation" approach to Brexit planning, as hopes grow of a softer departure from the EU. Read More »

Stormont at risk from DUP pact, says Kenny

In what was expected to be his last phone call with Theresa May, Enda Kenny pointed out the lack of a nationalist voice in Westminster after the recent election. "It remains to be seen what the nature of that deal is". "They are all rights issues subject to previous agreements". Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD and Prime Minister Theresa May in Dublin. Read More »

Why Saudi Arabia 'Punishes' Qatar and How Doha Could Respond

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The U.S. expects the countries to "immediately take steps to de-escalate the situation and put forth a good faith effort to resolve the grievances they have with each other", Tillerson told reporters at the State Department . The news seemed to contradict what Mr. Trump said in the Middle East last month, when he claimed he had helped unify the Muslim world. "We are monitoring the situation very closely, especially when it involves match officials travelling and because Qatar is the ... Read More »

May to form govt with N. Ireland party's help

May forgot that 48 percent of British voters rejected Brexit and were still not happy about the outcome. Corbyn's newly energized Labour Party officially backs Brexit - since voters endorsed it in a referendum past year - but many important figures in the party advocate a much "softer" approach, and their views now may now carry sway. Read More »

Trump's environment official skipping much of G7 summit

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Before his departure, Pruitt's counterparts from Britain, France, Germany, Canada, Japan and Italy expressed their disappointment at President Donald Trump's recent decision to pull the USA out of the 2015 Paris Agreement . Patrick Verhoeven, ECSA secretary. In this country, Mr. Trudeau signed an agreement last December with 11 of the 13 provinces and territories to put a price on carbon that would help Canada meet the 2030 target for curtailing emissions that was pledged in Paris. Read More »

In tweet, Trump calls James Comey a 'cowardly' leaker

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, responding to Trump's statement last week that he would " 100 percent " speak under oath about the Comey affair, said he would like the president to testify in public before the Senate. "No collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker", Trump told reporters in the White House rose garden Friday. Comey authorized a Columbia Law School professor and friend to talk to a reporter with The New York Times and share the content of his memos-something he ... Read More »

Merkel says EU is ready to begin Brexit talks

Sir Keir told BBC Radio 4's World at One: "What we criticised the government for was simply sweeping options off the table before they even started the negotiations". We have a bigger economy than Norway, we are more important to the rest of Europe, and have the influential status of a powerful recent member of the EU. Read More »

Theresa May Says She Won't Resign, Seeks Minority Gov't

A petition on Change.org had more than half a million signatures by Saturday afternoon, calling for May's resignation over her alliance with the DUP . "With a weak negotiating partner, there's the danger than the negotiations will turn out badly for both sides..." If all this uncertainty weren't enough, the Labour Party, which won 261 seats in the election, has its own divisions to deal with. Read More »

U.S. forces help Duterte fight Isis in Philippines

The president rejected the overture. But with U.S. military assistance under way in Marawi, the harsh rhetoric has stopped. "China understands and firmly supports Duterte's leadership and its government in fighting terrorism", Lu said . Read More »

UK PM May said wants broader consensus on Brexit plan -lawmaker

The Conservatives won 318 seats out of the 650 in last Thursday's vote, meaning they now require support to govern and have chosen the eurosceptic Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ), which has 10 seats, for that. Negotiations are now ongoing between Northern Ireland's main political parties to restore power sharing and a devolved executive, following an election in March. Read More »

Fort Campbell soldiers killed in gunfire in Afghanistan

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A 2012 graduate of that school, he had gone to Afghanistan last October and was due to return in August, relatives told the station. He had married his high school sweetheart and found in military duty a way to support his growing family and serve his country, his father said. Read More »

Another US appeals court keeps President Trump's travel ban blocked

Both courts were broadly skeptical of the government's argument that the president - who has wide latitude on issues of immigration - was well within his rights to issue the executive order. A Ninth Circuit panel again refused to revive Trump's travel ban. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia last month cited the president's campaign statements calling for a "total and complete shutdown" on Muslims entering the U.S.as evidence that the 90-day ban was ... Read More »

Trump lawyer reportedly told aides no need for outside counsel

Trump's pledge to offer sworn testimony to Mueller came in a press conference the day after Comey's testimony before the Senate intelligence committee. Yesterday, Schumer also said he would like to clear up the matter of whether Trump does indeed have tapes of his conversations with Comey, as the president has suggested. Read More »

DUP and Sinn Féin make big gains in Northern Ireland

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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 »

May to meet backbench Tory MPs after election fallout

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Gove crashed out of the cabinet previous year after challenging May for the Conservative leadership, stymying Boris Johnson's chances in the process. The end of "hard Brexit"? Questioned on the DUP's stance on gay rights, he said he does "not subscribe" to the Northern Irish party's position. Read More »

Four inmates escape Lincoln County jail

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Two of the escapees - 23-year-old Brian Moody and 27-year-old Trey Goodnight - were booked on property crimes. Sheriff Charlie Dougherty told local media the jail has been overcrowded for years and in need of repairs. The names of the inmates and the charges they face have not been released. Kenya Lewis said the white truck was her only way to get to work, and it contained precious pictures of her grandchildren. Read More »

Los Angeles apartment construction site burns

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A firefighter suffered minor injuries after being struck by wood debris that fell when a portion of the construction collapsed, Fire Captain Erik Scott said. Heliotrope Drive burned fiercely before firefighter doused the flames with water. "With those buildings under construction, they're producing such high amounts of fire and heat that they did blow out some windows to another occupied apartment building and like I said that other one story home which was occupied by a family", said LAFD ... Read More »

Maryland, DC attorneys general sue Trump over business ties

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That question is being raised by a new legal challenge to Trump's continued ownership of far-flung businesses. Maryland and the U.S. capital sued President Donald Trump Monday, saying he is breaking laws by raking in money from foreign governments and businesses at his luxury hotels and office towers. Read More »