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DUP meet May in London as concern grows about implications for Stormont

There have also been discussions of a cross-party Brexit Commission to agree common ground between the parties and ensure an orderly withdrawal from the EU. "Basically it will be Theresa May signing cheques for the foreseeable future or a monthly direct debit, as it were, into Northern Ireland's coffers". Read More »

Trump's credibility is primary Comey target

The president's public statements were the first since Comey testified Thursday, accusing Trump of asking him to "let go" of the FBI's Michael Flynn investigation and lift the "cloud" of the Russian Federation investigation. The political world continued to grapple with the fallout from Comey's bombshell congressional appearance-and Trump's charge that Comey lied under oath. Read More »

Eskom board chair resigns


The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has said that the shock late-night resignation of Eskom Board Chair, Ben Ngubane , would not exonerate him from liability for the breakdown of governance at the power utility. Ngubane has also recently been implicated in falsifying documents in a liquidation case. His resignation from the Eskom board came on the same day that Hlaudi Motsoeneng was officially fired from the SABC‚ after a disciplinary hearing. Read More »

Trump Still Hasn't Decided Whether To 'Let' Comey Testify, Conway Says


During the interview, the Minnesota Democrat said that he doesn't believe that President Trump ordered former FBI Director James Comey to drop the investigation into Flynn. If President Trump invokes the privilege, it could bar Comey from revealing private conversations he had with the president about the FBI's Russian Federation investigation into Mike Flynn and Trump associates - and whether the president asked him to back off. Read More »

Fatal Australian siege called terror attack

The man shot dead by gunman Yacqub Khayre in a Melbourne serviced apartment complex on Monday has been named as Kai Hao. The siege in Australia follows the fatal terrorist attack in London in which three men mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed revellers in nearby Borough Market. Read More »

North Korea expecting visit from former NBAer Dennis Rodman


The stepping up efforts to muster worldwide support for further pressure on North Korea over its provocative acts. "Headed back to North Korea", Rodman tweeted, thanking PotCoin for sponsoring his mission. "They've been looking at ways to do that", Daniel Pinkston, a North Korea analyst, told Washington Post . Bae was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for unspecified anti-state crimes. Read More »

Britain, EU fail to agree Brexit talks start date

Mrs May also sought to reassure MPs that any confidence and supply deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to prop up her minority administration would not affect power-sharing talks in Northern Ireland or LGBT rights. "This doesn't depend entirely on us". Regarding the start date of the Brexit negotiations, which May and other senior Conservatives said would begin on June 19 - "11 days after the election" - on numerous occasions during the campaign, the prime minister's spokesman ... Read More »

Militants kill 5 civilians as war rages in S. Philippines

Speaking in Tokyo last week, Cayetano told the Nikkei Asian Review that worldwide cooperation was needed to end the siege in Marawi. On Sunday the region's military chief, Lieutenant-General Carlito Galvez, told a news conference the fight would be "most hard, deadly, bloody, and it will take days and months to clear up". Read More »

Britain's Theresa May apologises to own MPs for election 'mess'

With British politics thrust into the deepest turmoil since last June's shock Brexit vote, European Union leaders have been left wondering how divorce talks would open next week. May's party fell eight seats short of retaining their parliamentary majority, and is now in talks with Northern Ireland's ultra-conservative Democratic Union Party (DUP), which won 10 seats, to forge an informal alliance. Read More »

Sessions to Testify Publicly Before Senate Intelligence Committee


Host George Stephanopoulos pressed the senator: "You're saying that even if what James Comey is saying is true, you don't see the evidence?" Sessions , a former senator and an early supporter of Trump's election campaign, will be the most senior government official to testify to the committee on the Russian Federation issue. Read More »

Benni McCarthy named Cape Town City head coach


The Cape club made the announcement at a press conference confirming the Uefa Champions League winner's three-year deal. Switftly installing McCarthy as head coach gives the former Bafana Bafana hitman an opportunity to thoroughly prepare for the upcoming 2017/18 campaign. Read More »

Who are the DUP? A Northern Irishman's view

Mr Kenny also noted the absence of any nationalist voice in Westminster as a result of Sinn Féin's decision not to take up their seven seats in the London parliament. It comes as the DUP continue to negotiate with the Conservative Party about forming a minority government, with further talks to take place this week. Read More »

Gove has a lot to prove on the environment — Greenpeace

Others present said the PM gave one of her most emotional and warm speeches, with one remarking there was "none of the Maybot", while banging of the tables and cheers could be heard throughout the meeting. Already there are expectations that the Queen's Speech, which would outline the government's legislative agenda for next year, will be delayed from next Monday. Read More »

9th Circuit Appeals Court largely upholds block on Trump's revised travel ban


Monday's ruling will no doubt be appealed to the Supreme Court , which is already considering a similar case from the Fourth US Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the Supreme Court will ultimately side with Trump. "The order does not offer a sufficient justification to suspend the entry of more than 180 million people on the basis of nationality". Read More »

England win first world title in 51 years


England made most of the running in the first half though Venezuela looked risky in attacking areas. Venezuela came even closer moments later. Venezuela, who have never qualified for the senior World Cup, were making their first final appearance and took time to settle until Ronaldo Lucena's stunning free-kick hit the post in the 24th minute. Read More »

Oposición en Puerto Rico asegura que resultados son una derrota para Rosselló

En un referendo con baja participación ciudadana, los electores decidieron optar por la estadidad . La representante del Gobierno de Puerto Rico ante el Congreso estadounidense, Jenniffer González, consideró este lunes que el apoyo del 97 % de los votantes a la anexión a EEUU es la mejor carta de presentación para que en la capital estadounidense comience a tomarse en serio ese objetivo del gobernante Partido Nuevo Progresista (PNP). Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify in public on Tuesday


The Journal noted that past presidents have had the Secret Service manage White House recordings. According to the ex-FBI chief, Mr Sessions did not verbally respond when he implored Mr Sessions to prevent any future direct communication between him and Mr Trump , as the Federal Bureau of Investigation is meant to be insulated from the political pressure of the White House. Read More »

First woman detained in Singapore for "radicalisation"


The ministry statement said Izzah had been "radicalized in 2013 by online propaganda related to the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria " and in turn posted materials on social media supporting the group. "The authorities are working hard to keep Singapore safe but they can not do it alone". MHA states that it is imperative for family members and Friends to report suspected radicalised Individuals to authorities. Read More »

It Kind of Sounds Like Donald Trump Jr. Confirmed James Comey's Testimony

In his anger at Comey for refusing to publicly disclose that the president was not personally under investigation, legal experts said , Trump may have actually made himself the target of an investigation. Meanwhile, the House Intelligence Committee is formally asking the White House whether it possesses any "recordings or memoranda" of Trump's conversations with Comey. Read More »

Secret Service says it does not have any White House tapes

The Secret Service told the Wall Street Journal on Monday it does not have recordings of the president's conversations. The Secret Service has handled recording systems within the White House for previous presidents. "The president made clear in the Rose Garden last week that he would have an announcement shortly", White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters. Read More »

Fresh questions for Sessions and he'll answer in public


Nevertheless, Sessions will face tough questioning about whether he perjured himself when he failed to disclose the meetings, said Jed Shugerman, a professor of at Fordham University School of Law in NY. Last week, ABC News learned that Sessions suggested he vacate his position given his declining relationship with Trump after his recusal decision, about which Trump was given little notice. Read More »