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Philippines' Duterte Unaware Of US Support Against Islamists

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Friday's ferocious, street-to-street gunbattles with the militants saw 13 troops killed in a dramatic surge in the toll from the conflict. "We are saddened with the result ... A US P3 Orion surveillance aircraft flying over the town of Marawi city . Since taking office previous year, Duterte has been widely condemned for supporting the extrajudicial killing of drug users and criminals in the Philippines, including by the US under the Obama administration. Read More »

White House says suit against Trump 'politics'

Frosh and DC Attorney General Karl Racine - both Democrats - filed the suit in US District Court in Maryland on Monday. The suit also alleged that Trump benefits from foreign distribution payments for his "The Apprentice" reality TV show; and that he benefits from the global real estate projects, hotels and golf courses of the Trump Organization. Read More »

Dole bludger capital? The Qld town named Australia's worst

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The figures show Queensland's Caboolture, Blacktown in Sydney's west and Mildura in Victoria top the list of concentrations of people consistently missing appointments and job interviews. The government is set to introduce new legislation to crack down on dole bludgers as part of last month's federal budget, which aims to save $632 million over five years by cutting payments to people who miss job interviews. Read More »

PM urged to pull party into line on energy

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Despite Labor's preference for an emissions intensity scheme, the party's energy spokesman Mark Butler said the opposition would work with the government on the clean energy target proposal. But he warned that with the costs of renewable energy dropping "surprisingly", the challenge would be identifying the right technology to reduce emissions from fossil fuelled generators, and convincing investors to fund it. Read More »

BC Liberal cabinet sworn in but defeat looms for minority government

Five new ministers, including British Columbia's first elected Indigenous cabinet minister with a portfolio. "For as long as we have the confidence of the legislature, we will work to bridge this gap, and create an environment where both resource-dependent communities and dynamic, tech-focused urban centres thrive, and create opportunities for each other". Read More »

Comey's dad says his son 'laughs' over subject of leaking

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Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy tells Judy Woodruff of "PBS NewsHour": "I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel". He dismissed Comey's testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which is investigating whether his campaign worked with Russian Federation to sway the election, as a politically motivated stunt orchestrated by adversaries bitter about his victory in November. Read More »

DUP 'will support the Tories for as long as Corbyn leads Labour'

The new government is set to present its legislative programme to parliament on June 19, although there were indications this could be delayed as the Conservatives seek to bolster their position. Another said Mrs May appeared "contrite, but not on her knees". "There can be no backsliding from the objectives the PM set out in the campaign- taking back control of our laws, our borders, our cash; but also ensuring that we have a great new partnership with the European Union that allows us ... Read More »

4-star DE Ron Tatum flips from Texas to Oklahoma

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When Tatum III committed to Texas on April 26, coming on the heels of ESPN 300 quarterback Cameron Rising's flipping to Texas from Oklahoma, the Sooners had lost almost all of the momentum they enjoyed in the 2017 cycle, coming off back-to-back 11-win seasons and top-five AP Poll finishes. Read More »

Author eats his book on live TV after incorrect United Kingdom poll prediction

On Friday, May 27, Goodwin announced on Twitter that he would eat his new book about the Brexit vote if the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn polled at 38 percent or higher. If they did, he said, he would "happily eat [his] new Brexit book". Needless to say, Goodwin wasn't feeling thrilled the day after the election, as he faced mounting pressure to tuck into his book. Read More »

Prime Minister to try forming minority government

On Brexit, Mr Corbyn said he wants a "jobs-first Brexit" negotiated as quickly as possible along with guaranteeing the post-Brexit rights of European Union nationals living in the UK. On Brexit, Corbyn said he wanted "tariff-free access to the European market" and to maintain membership of key European agencies, as well as European Convention on Human Rights and European Court of Human Rights but he confirmed he would press ahead with leaving the EU if he became prime minister. Read More »

May vows to stay as UK PM; says Brexit will go on

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Numerous 650 seats in the House of Commons were retained by their previous occupants, but dozens of seats swung, mostly Conservative seats which went to the rival Labour Party . To stay in power, the Conservatives are seeking support from Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party . DUP leader Arlene Foster confirmed plans to hold talks with the Conservatives to discuss a way "to bring stability to our nation at this time of great challenge". Read More »

Lions need to show attacking prowess, says Gatland

The Lions , who arrived in New Zealand in the middle of the week, took 51 minutes to score their only try through winger Anthony Watson and were outplayed in most areas by a Barbarians side drawn from New Zealand's minor provinces. The Lions coach said he would never use the schedule as an excuse for a slow start, but did say that in an ideal world they would have had a complete week in New Zealand before playing their first match. Read More »

Could the White House Invoke Executive Privilege to Block Comey Testimony?

Asked Friday if the White House might invoke executive privilege, Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters: "That committee hearing was just noticed, and I think obviously it's got to be reviewed". The White House has also denied that the President asked Comey for a pledge of loyalty shortly after he took office. "Yet again, the president was not careful", the dean said. Read More »

Trump calls leak of Comey memo 'cowardly'

I don't think you did anything wrong. He said he would be happy to speak to special counsel Robert Mueller , who is investigating allegations that Russian Federation interfered with the 2016 US presidential election and colluded with Trump's campaign. Read More »

Someone Just Hit a Giant Powerball Jackpot

Russ Lopez, a lottery spokesman, urged whoever has the ticket to seek sound financial and legal advice. According to HuffPost.com: The grand prize in the multi-state US lottery soared to its highest in months after 19 straight drawings failed to produce a victor. Read More »

'Perjury Trap': Hume Says Trump's Lawyers Won't Want Him to Testify

Trump Jr. went on to say that his father was "vindicated" by Comey's testimony, which he called "basically ridiculous". The House and Senate Intelligence Committees and the Senate Judiciary Committee are in the midst of their investigations into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Jeff Sessions testifies: What to expect from Tuesday's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing

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A Justice Department spokeswoman said Sessions requested the open setting because "he believes it is important for the American people to hear the truth directly from him". Trump attributed his May 9 dismissal of Comey to the Russian Federation investigation. In an interview Monday on Fox News' "Fox & Friends", Ivanka Trump says political life still surprises her and that "there is a level of viciousness I was not expecting". Read More »

'The nature of the man' is catching up to Donald Trump

Meanwhile reacting to Comey statements at the congressional, Trump attorney has president "never, in form or substance" directed former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey to stop investigating anyone. Trump's legal team will file a complaint early next week with the Justice Department's inspector general. One of these is Comey's assertion that the president said, "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting [Michael] Flynn go", in the Oval Office on ... Read More »

Rafael Nadal Wins Record 10th French Open

No other man or woman has won 10 championships at the same major in the Open era, which began in 1968. Nadal now holds 15 career Grand Slam titles, surpassing Pete Sampras' 14. Only Sweden's Bjorn Borg has a better record, as he lost just 32 at the 1978 edition of the French Open . "Without my uncle I would not have won 10 trophies", said Nadal who will rise to two in the world rankings on Monday. Read More »

Democrat Calls for Loretta Lynch Investigation

In the case of Secretary Clinton's emails, Mr. Comey was willing to step beyond his role as an investigator and state his belief about what "no reasonable prosecutor" would conclude about the evidence. It's extremely illogical that Comey would feel compelled to take detailed notes of his meetings with Trump because he felt Trump might later lie about the meetings, but didn't think about documenting a meeting with Lynch that spurred him to take solo action because he was concerned about the ... Read More »

Tusk congratulates May on reappointment as PM

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However, other European Union officials have said that date isn't confirmed and negotiations could be delayed. The parties must reach an agreement by March 2019 if the United Kingdom is to avoid crashing out of the bloc with no deal. However there was clear frustration with the European Union at the failure of the election to deliver a decisive result. Some warned a weakened Westminster government could undermine the Brexit process, with European Parliament's Brexit representative ... Read More »