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Trump cheerleaders turn on special counsel Mueller

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While noting that Trump said Friday he would answer Mueller's questions under oath, Sekulow declined to rule out ordering at some later date the firing of the widely praised Mueller, who preceded Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Read More »

Cosby Defense Team Calls One Witness, Rests Its Case

The deposition seemed to be of keen interest to the jury, which asked to review more than a dozen additional excerpts when they resume deliberations Tuesday morning. Steele also reminded jurors about a telephone conversation in which Cosby apologized to Constand's mother and described himself as a "sick man". Cosby's spokesman says maybe, but his lawyers remain mum. Read More »

Qatar Hits Out at Gulf States 'Policy of Domination and Control'

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On Sunday, UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan and Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Bin Saud both directed that lenience should be shown for Qatari-Emirati and Qatari-Saudi families on humanitarian grounds. Or, as this reporting suggests , Trump may be harboring ill will toward Qatar because of his inability to attract investment from the gulf state for his businesses. Read More »

DUP urged to change position on LGBTI issues by Scottish secretary

The party is meeting in East Belfast today to consider how best to exploit their new-found influence at the heart of government . Despite anger at the election, she was cheered briefly at the start of the meeting. A Labour spokesman said that uncertainty over the date of the State Opening showed the Government was "in chaos", while Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said it was "an utter humiliation" for the PM. Read More »

USA men get a draw at Mexico in World Cup soccer qualifier

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Yet with Brad Friedel in goal, the usa withstood a number of very close Mexico attempts (like, many, Mighty Ducks-style, "a quarter of an inch" away from scoring chances), held firm, even hit the post via Thomas Dooley and laid the foundation for the belief that, yes, it is possible to earn qualifying points in the most daunting of enemy territories. Read More »

PM Theresa May not sobbing over election, Brexit minister says

And I think that's what's important, I think that's what the public would expect. Ms Davidson said she had received an assurance from the PM there would be no erosion of gay rights in Great Britain. A former Conservative rival condemned May on Sunday as a "dead woman walking" as she raced to secure the support following the disastrous elections. Read More »

Man threatens to blow up outbound Melbourne plane

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The plane had only been in the air for 30 minutes before it had to return. Passengers subdue a man accused of making bomb threats on board a Malaysia Airlines flight . Victoria Police said the device he was carrying was a "speaker-type" object, not an explosive. "Police on scene now". The crew returned to Melbourne and performed an overweight landing about 15 minutes after departure and was located to a remote part of the airport. Read More »

Labour surge continues as party gains on Tories

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When quizzed during the Battle for Number 10 leaders debate , Mr Corbyn said that the matter was out of the question. It rallied sharply after Theresa May's 18 April announcement of a general election , with investors hopeful that a vote would strengthen the Prime Minister's hand in Brexit negotiations. Read More »

Dianne Feinstein Calls For Senate Obstruction Probe on Trump

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She called Comey an "honorable individual". But Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Adm. Mike Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, angered members of the Senate intelligence committee by staunchly refusing to answer questions about conversations they had with Trump. Read More »

EU hints that Brexit talks may not start on time

On Tuesday, May is due to meet the DUP leader Arlene Foster to finalise a deal to ensure support for May's minority government on major issues. "From an outsider looking in, the notion that potentially the event of the century in the U.K.is going to depend on ten Northern Irish MPs is beyond ludicrousness", he said. Read More »

13 soldiers killed in fresh fighting in southern Philippines

However, the growing debacle over the siege of the southern Philippines city of Marawi - now in its third week - is tarnishing his macho reputation as a man of action. About 40 foreigners have fought alongside the Philippine militants in Marawi City , majority from Indonesia and Malaysia, though some came from the Middle East. Read More »

Hundreds reflect on anniversary of Pulse nightclub shooting

Instead of focusing on the chaos and heartache following the morning of June 12, when a gunman opened fire inside the packed Pulse nightclub , taking hostages and 49 lives, a year later the city is celebrating. On Monday, the National LGBTQ Task Force, a coalition of 59 organizations, issued a statement in remembrance of the Pulse victims. Orlando Police Officer Alison Clarke was one of the officers who responded to the shooting. Read More »

Porn clip played at BSF meet in Punjab, probe ordered

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The accused officer was supposed to give a presentation on his official laptop during a "Sainik Sammelan". The BSF officials conducted the meeting to discuss matters related to security and personnel. However, all were in for a rude shock once the porn clip started to play out in front of all officers, including a dozen women personnel who had come to attend the event. Read More »

9th Circuit rules against revised travel ban

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court opposing the Trump Administration's effort to impose a travel ban on people from predominantly Muslim countries , which has been rejected by several lower courts since it was first announced in January. Read More »

Macron's party on top in French parliamentary elections, say polls

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Human rights activists protested on Monday in Paris over the situation of gays in the Russian republic of Chechnya, holding a banner "Stop homophobia in Chechnya" near the Eiffel Tower. "Besides, that is nearly impossible", he said. Macron then said that France is interested in intensifying cooperation with Russian Federation, particularly in resolving the Syrian crisis. Read More »

National Spelling Bee champ can spell everything... except 'covfefe'

Daniel Doudna, 13, of Fairbanks, Alaska, said it was "amazing" to be the third child in his family to attend the national Bee. Tchefuncte , wayzgoose, Hypapante, gifblaar and marocain all paved the way to victory for 12-year-old Ananya Vinay , who has been crowned the Scripps National Spelling Bee champ of 2017. Read More »

Benjamin Netanyahu Promises to Continue Settlement Activity in West Bank

In six days, Israel had occupied three times more territory in the region than it did after the 1948 war, which had driven 700,000 Palestinians from their homeland. And most Israeli national security experts, including a vast majority of former military generals and former Mossad and Shin-Bet chiefs, point out that a two-state solution is necessary for Israel's survival as a democracy and a Jewish state. Read More »

May fighting to hang on after gamble fails

With Conservatives losing the House of Commons majority, the Conservative Party will need to form a coalition with at least one other party or do deals to get laws through. If she is to succeed in delivering the end of Britain's European Union membership which 52 per cent of the British public demanded past year, she must find a way to recapture the full support of her party because she will need their votes to pass legislation preparing for and ultimately enacting the departure. Read More »

DC, Maryland attorneys general to sue President Trump

Delta Air Lines and Bank of America both said they are pulling their sponsorships of The Public Theater's production at Free Shakespeare in the Park. Racine and Frosh allege Trump's leases, properties and other business "entanglements" around the world pose a conflict of interest under a clause of the constitution. Read More »

Gay Nightclub Owner on Anniversary: 'I Miss Pulse'

But on Monday, the anniversary of the Pulse massacre, Lavender Heights felt somber as victims names hung in windows for all to see. "But even in a place as welcoming as Orlando there is still much to do, to honor the legacy of 49 handsome souls we can't simply be bystanders", Dyer continued. Read More »

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif to visit Saudi Arabia amid Gulf crisis

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu met ambassadors of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates ( UAE ) and Bahrain's charge d'affaires in Ankara on Monday to discuss the ongoing Qatar row. "We do not support Hamas, we support the Palestinian people". "If we're going to lose a dollar, they will lose a dollar also". Qatar's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) received complaints from Qatari citizens that pilgrims from Qatar were barred from entering the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, the paper ... Read More »

Sessions' testimony to Congress Tuesday to be open to public

In addition to questions about his contacts with the Russians - about which Sessions made statements during his confirmation hearing alleged to be inaccurate - the attorney general will be asked to respond to portions of former FBI Director James Comey's testimony from last week , explain his interactions with the former FBI director and Trump and discuss his role in Comey's firing. Read More »

Corbyn could yet form a minority government, top Momentum official says

Where the center-right Conservatives had hoped to take seats from the main opposition Labour Party , the reverse happened. Though May's Conservative Party emerged as the single largest party on a sensational election night, the impressive show by the Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn sent the British politics into turmoil, putting May in a complex situation ahead of the Brexit talks scheduled to start on June 19. Read More »