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Theresa May welcomes Arlene Foster to Downing Street

May's Conservatives unexpectedly lost their majority in parliament in snap vote, causing political chaos ahead of Brexit talks with EU. "We all agreed that another general election would be a very bad idea and the prime minister agreed", one senior critic of the PM said . Read More »

But what is a hung parliament?


Rachel Sheard, who cast her vote near the site of the London Bridge attack, said the election certainly wasn't about Brexit . That's what we will deliver. She's then got to present a programme to Parliament. The British pound fell more than 2% to $1.2642 on Friday, as markets reacted to the political uncertainty of the election results. Read More »

Trump willing to testify, won't say if tapes of Comey talks exist

Comey delivered congressional testimony on Thursday that Trump asked the FBI chief to end an investigation into a top aide and demanded a pledge of loyalty - claims disputed by Trump. But the morning after, he surfaced, tweeting: "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication. and WOW, Comey is a leaker!" On Flynn: "I didn't say that". Read More »

12 killed in explosions at Kabul funeral

The commander for Kabul's garrison, General Gul Nabi Ahmadzai, in a news conference later Friday said some protesters carried weapons and wounded some security personnel. The blasts left body parts scattered among the dead, witnesses said. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded better security in the Afghan capital in the wake of a powerful truck bomb attack that killed scores of people. Read More »

Hundreds arrested in Russian corruption protests


The protest was called over government plans to demolish Soviet-era apartment blocks in the city. The White House condemned the arrests, with spokesman Sean Spicer demanding the immediate release of peaceful demonstrators. Many of those demonstrating in Moscow were in their late teens or early twenties. Mr Medvedev said nothing for weeks before dismissing it as "nonsense". Read More »

Putin critic Alexei Navalny detained ahead of protest


He was arrested at the entrance of his home on Monday, his wife wrote on his Twitter account, posting a photo of him getting into a police auto. To mark Russia Day, the City Hall closed off Tverskaya Street to road traffic and set up a chain of events like re-enactment of various eras in Russian history, from World War I trenches to a Renaissance fair and sword fighting. Read More »

May re-appoints minister she had fired


The prime minister is said to have told MPs at the Conservative backbench 1922 Committee that she planned to remain as leader of the party. The turmoil started when May chose to hold snap elections to gain more seats for her party, which already had majority in parliament, to strengthen her position in the upcoming Brexit talks scheduled for June 19. Read More »

If Trump testifies under oath, any lies would be perjury


The president's first campaign manager was all over the airwaves late last week, defending his former boss and saying that Comey might potentially have to be prosecuted for leaking. In particular, he seized on Comey's assertion that he interpreted the president's statement that he " hoped " the Federal Bureau of Investigation would drop its probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn as an instruction. Read More »

Qatar Airways calls on UN body to declare Qatar measures illegal

He added that Qatar "was facilitating the talks between the Americans, the Taliban and the government of Afghanistan". That support sits at the heart of Bahrain , Egypt , Saudi Arabia and the UAE severing off diplomatic ties June 5 and cutting off Qatar from its land, sea and air routes. Read More »

Omaha Bound! Noles Pound SHSU for 22nd College World Series Bid

Saturday's second game will see No. 4 national seed and SEC champion LSU (48-17) taking on Florida State (45-21) at 8 p.m, live on ESPN and WatchESPN . Tuesday, June 27, and game three will be played at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, if necessary. They will play the second game at 5 p.m. PT Saturday, which will also air on ESPN. Read More »

Trump travel ban dealt another blow as high court weighs in

On May 25th, the fourth U.S. circuit court of appeals in Virginia also ruled against the travel ban. "Immigration, even for the president, is not a one-person show", the three justices said in their unanimous ruling. The White House said Monday that it was reviewing the court's decision. "Millions of American Muslims would know that, every day, their own government was enforcing a policy that denigrated their religion and their dignity", Jadwat wrote. Read More »

Theresa May's two closest aides quit after election debacle


I'm very proud to lead this party. "How can our Government be the mediator when the DUP is going to be part of our government?" If May had won a majority last Thursday, she would have been converting the policy agenda in the Conservative election manifesto into laws in the Queen's Speech. Read More »

Secret Service says it has no Trump tapes


Sessions requested that the hearing at the Senate Intelligence Committee be public, a Justice Department spokesperson said in a statement. President Trump has promised to say more about a "tape" that would prove former FBI Director James Comey lied during his testimony last week . Read More »

Hundreds of containers on their way to Qatar from Oman

Maersk Line has said it will be running its own feeder service from Salalah in Oman to Qatar to overcome the current ban on ships calling at Qatar imposed by neighbouring countries in the Middle East. The service will operate three times a week to ensure business continuity of ports and shipping operations in and out of Qatar. Global shipping line Maersk is launching its own feeder service from Salalah in Oman to Qatar to beat the sanctions. Read More »

NSA leak suspect's family: Trump will 'make an example' of her

The federal government has charged her with "removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet". The arrest came shortly before The Intercept published an alleged May 5 intelligence report from the National Security Agency that describes two cyberattacks carried out by Russian government hackers that attempted to infiltrate US voting systems a week before the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

US left as "footnote" in G7 climate talks


In a footnote, the United States explained that it did not join the sections of the communiqué on climate , "reflecting our recent announcement to withdraw and immediately cease implementation of the Paris Agreement ". Presenting the report , Italy's environment minister, Gian Luca Galletti , called the Paris accord "irreversible, non-negotiable and the only instrument possible to combat climate change ". Read More »

May to head minority govt with DUP support


In the 2015 general election campaign, DUP health minister Jim Wells resigned amid a controversy about remarks he made about same sex couples. Theresa May has admitted she "wanted a different result" in the General Election but insists the Conservatives are the "only party" in a position to form a government and lead Brexit talks. Read More »

Saudi cabinet expresses satisfaction over Qatar-related decisions


Doha is a major global travel hub, but flagship carrier Qatar Airways now flies increasingly over Iran and Turkey after being blocked elsewhere in the Middle East. Qatar's shipborne exports of liquid natural gas have continued to travel unhindered out of the Persian Gulf as well, though they could be a target if the crisis escalates. Read More »

Philippine military bomb ISIS -linked militants in city of Marawi

It is feared that there are still between 500 and 1,000 civilians trapped or being held hostage by the terrorists. Military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jo-Ar Herrera spoke about the presence of USA forces in the battle, but told a news conference on Saturday: "They are not fighting". Read More »

Spicer may address new lawsuit against Trump in news briefing

Just because the Secret Service doesn't have tapes doesn't mean other agencies don't, the Journal reports, but the Secret Service has handled recording systems within the White House for past presidents. On Monday, when pressed about the possibility of tapes, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump would "get back [to reporters] as soon as possible" with an announcement. Read More »

Gulf stock markets rebound amid easing tensions with Qatar


In televised interviews on Monday, Qatar Airways outspoken CEO Akbar Al Baker called the move an "illegal blockade" and urged the United Nations' civil aviation branch to intervene. Sheikh Mohammed said the allegations on the Muslim Brotherhood were "false" and that it did not understand why it needed to cut ties with Hamas, since it was a resistance movement and not a terrorist group. Read More »