• Trump's first press conference since Comey hearing
Trump's first press conference since Comey hearing

Trump flatly denied Comey's testimony that the president asked him to let go of an investigation into Flynn - " I didn't say that " - and denied the former director's claim that Trump asked him for a pledge of personal loyalty. It concerns a time when Mr Comey was leading an FBI investigation into Russia's interference in the preside...

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  • Rallies against Islamic law draw counter-protests across US
Rallies against Islamic law draw counter-protests across US

So, I know that there are so many incredible people that love everybody. It said sharia justifies the oppression of women and homosexuality, and advocates female genital mutilation. The group ACT for America held anti-Shariah rallies in more than two dozen cities. York looked across the street at the giant banner held by protesters opposing him...

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  • General election 2017: chastened Theresa May to name her team
General election 2017: chastened Theresa May to name her team

May called the early election when her party was comfortably ahead in the polls, in the hope of increasing her majority and strengthening Britain's hand in exit talks with the EU. This is expected to have an impact on the Brexit negotiations, which are due to open with the European Union on June 19. The Times of London said in an editorial ...

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  • Merkel says ready for Brexit talks, assumes United Kingdom sticking to its plan
Merkel says ready for Brexit talks, assumes United Kingdom sticking to its plan

Now that it chose to jump ship, it seems it can't get its act together to actually leave. British voters failed to deliver a widely expected parliamentary majority for the Conservative party in Thursday's general election , dealing a major blow to Prime Minister Theresa May just days ahead of hard Brexit talks with the EU.

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  • Iran attacks 'reinforce hatred' for US, Saudi: leader
Iran attacks 'reinforce hatred' for US, Saudi: leader

Wednesday's attack "adds to cross-Gulf tensions that already had been elevated by the Trump trip - in which anti-Iranism was a principal theme - and by the Iran angle in the actions taken against Qatar ", said Paul Pillar, a professor at Georgetown University in Washington and former Central Intelligence Agency officer.

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  • Trump berates Qatar as Gulf stand-off escalates
Trump berates Qatar as Gulf stand-off escalates

It was an about-turn from Tuesday when the U.S. president backed the Saudi-UAE position fully, saying on Twitter that they may even bring an end to terrorism. To the president's tweets, Al Thani would only say "Our cooperation with the United States speaks for itself". Turkey has also sought to rebuild frayed ties with Riyadh and Abu Dhabi over...

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  • UK Election 2017: May fall short of majority in June
UK Election 2017: May fall short of majority in June

May's Conservative Party won the most seats overall in the House of Commons , but fell well short of a majority. "The arguments the Conservative Party put forward in this election have lost, and we need to change", he said. I think, frankly, she should have resigned and maybe wanted to resign. "The mandate she's got is lost Conservative ...

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  • Trump Calls Ghani Following Deadly Kabul Attack
Trump Calls Ghani Following Deadly Kabul Attack

The bomber drove into Kabul's heavily guarded diplomatic quarter during the morning rush, leaving behind a bloody chaos and destruction. Security challenges in Afghanistan go beyond the Taliban and include several insurgent groups vying for dominance.

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  • Iran arrests seven suspects linked to Tehran attacks
Iran arrests seven suspects linked to Tehran attacks

On Thursday, Iran's Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavai , said the country was investigating whether Saudi Arabia had a role Wednesday's attacks. The statement did not say whether the attackers were Iranian citizens. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain , Egypt and the United Arab Emirates cut ties with Qatar this week and has blocked several of th...

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  • Conservatives, DUP agree to 'confidence and supply' deal on government
Conservatives, DUP agree to 'confidence and supply' deal on government

The agreement should protect the government from being brought down by a vote of no confidence, but they will have to agree other issues on a vote-by-vote basis. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom where same-sex marriage is not legal, after the DUP exercised a veto. "It's an issue very close to my heart and one that I want...

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  • Iran arrests 7 more persons linked to Tehran attacks
Iran arrests 7 more persons linked to Tehran attacks

Finally White House officials published a statement condemning the attacks on its website, but in the last sentence seemed to say that Iran had itself to blame . Two terrorist attacks on the late Imam Khomeini's Mausoleum and Iran's Majlis (Parliament) left 17 dead and 52 wounded. Furthermore, ISIS also claims to have already establish...

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  • Theresa May FINALLY says she's SORRY after general election shock
Theresa May FINALLY says she's SORRY after general election shock

Don't just look at the results from Britain's polls that had Theresa May's Conservatives coming in at number one ahead of Jeremy Corbyn and Labour - the real winners and losers are far more interesting. On Friday afternoon, Mrs May sought and received permission from Queen Elizabeth to form a government in partnership with the Democr...

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  • Shivraj starts fast, says ready to die for farmers
Shivraj starts fast, says ready to die for farmers

The BJP veteran, who has been at the helm in the state for over a decade, said his government was pro-farmer and recalled measures that are underway to make farming a profitable occupation in MP. The delegations demanded loan waiver and "satisfactory" prices for their produce. "I will fast to bring peace", Chouhan said. There was utter confusion pr...

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  • New Kingdom Hearts 3 Trailer Shows Combat, Massive Bosses
New Kingdom Hearts 3 Trailer Shows Combat, Massive Bosses

It's 2:30 AM EST (where I am) and we have a new Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer to keep our E3 spirits alive throughout the night. The new trailer offers a look at the sequel's take on the Hercules-inspired level, which has been glimpsed in previous trailers and screenshots .

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  • I would speak under oath on Comey
I would speak under oath on Comey

Republican Representative Peter King of NY told VOA that, overall, Trump emerged relatively unscathed from the Comey hearing . Comey said he did so after Trump suggested in a tweet that their conversations may have been recorded.

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  • Trump flatly denies Comey accusations, willing to respond under oath
Trump flatly denies Comey accusations, willing to respond under oath

This follows Trump's earlier attempt to persuade FBI director James B. Comey to shut down his investigation into Michael Flynn's contacts with the Russians. Here's the best of the bunch from Comey: "And although the law required no reason at all to fire an Federal Bureau of Investigation director, the administration then chose to defame me and,...

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  • Trump Offers to Mediate Qatar's Diplomatic Crisis
Trump Offers to Mediate Qatar's Diplomatic Crisis

Mr Tillerson said the blockade was having humanitarian consequences. Numerous others added to the list are figures associated with the Muslim Brotherhood who have made Qatar a base, including Al-Qaradawi. Trump´s call to Qatari ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, a key USA ally, came as a senior Emirati official told AFP that Gulf Ara...

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  • Iran arrests 8 suspected of supporting Tehran attacks
Iran arrests 8 suspected of supporting Tehran attacks

In the video , reported by U.S. jihadi monitoring service SITE Intelligence, five masked supporters of the group said that it would target Iran's Shia majority after which the Saudi government's turn " will come ". The Islamic State group claimed the attacks. Iran's Supreme Leader dismissed the attacks as "fireworks ... too small to ...

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  • London Bridge attacker tried to rent larger truck to kill more people
London Bridge attacker tried to rent larger truck to kill more people

The three Islamists who killed eight people after driving a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then attacking nearby revellers had initially tried to hire a 7.5 tonne truck, the head of the United Kingdom capital's counter-terrorism unit said on Friday.

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  • Afghan commando kills two U.S. soldiers
Afghan commando kills two U.S. soldiers

Also Known as the "green-on-blue" attack, the insider attack, where an Afghan government solider or police fires on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation coalition forces, is one of the major problems facing coalition forces there. Special Operations forces - including elite Army Rangers and Green Berets - have been working alongside Afghan commandos ...

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  • Theresa May to form government with help of Democratic Unionist party
Theresa May to form government with help of Democratic Unionist party

Katie Perrior, who quit as May's communications chief in April, said Timothy and Hill were "great street fighters but poor political leaders" and exercised too much power over the prime minister. The government now funds the cost of care homes for people who have less than £23,250 in savings and income. She sought to deflect pressure onto Corbyn ,...

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  • UAE President Offers Condolences to Iran After Deadly Attacks
UAE President Offers Condolences to Iran After Deadly Attacks

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday condemned the terror attacks in Tehran a day earlier and sent a message of condolences to Iran's President Hassan Rouhani. Tehran police said the vehicle the attackers used for both attacks was discovered on Saturday in the city center. The first attack was made by a four-jihadists team that car...

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  • Pennsylvania Grocery Market Employee Kills Three, Then Self
Pennsylvania Grocery Market Employee Kills Three, Then Self

There was one witness at the scene who was not injured, police spokesman Ryan Tarkowski said . Authorities say it's still unclear why Stair targeted 63-year-old Terry Sterling , 26-year-old Victoria Brong and 47-year-old Brian Hayes .

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  • Sessions says he will discuss Comey with US Senate panel
Sessions says he will discuss Comey with US Senate panel

Sessions had planned to appear before the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees, but the deputy attorney general will take his place, the letter said. Mr Comey testified in public and then met with the committee in a closed session to discuss matters touching on classified information. So we were convinced - in fact, I think we'd alread...

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  • Battle begins for Islamic State stronghold in Syria
Battle begins for Islamic State stronghold in Syria

A Reuters witness at the location could hear the sound of heavy shelling and air strikes in the distance. "Morale is high and military readiness to implement the military plan is complete, in coordination with the US -led coalition". The U.S. -led coalition says it tries to avoid civilian casualties in its bombing runs in Syria and Iraq and investi...

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  • Theresa May's top advisers resign after UK election shock
Theresa May's top advisers resign after UK election shock

Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill , described as May's closest advisers, stepped down after May was warned she would face a party leadership challenge if the pair remained, the BBC reported (Sahak%20Manuelia). Downing Street said that the deal was one of " confidence and supply ", meaning the DUP would support the government on key votes with eithe...

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  • Sessions to address US Senate Intel committee Tuesday
Sessions to address US Senate Intel committee Tuesday

He says in a letter to Shelby that the Russian investigation would become the focus and he would appear before the intelligence committee instead. Sessions, who recused himself from the Russian Federation probe in March, had been scheduled to testify before the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees next week.

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  • Twitter barrage puts spotlight on Trump's outspoken son
Twitter barrage puts spotlight on Trump's outspoken son

Kellyanne Conway scolded the press on Monday for its "obsession with covering everything [Trump] says on Twitter and very little of what he does as president", as if the two aren't inextricably tied. It was his adult son, Donald Trump Jr., who stepped up to the Twitter plate. "The president's going to have a very, very, busy day, as he do...

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  • Majority Of Conservatives Want May To Resign As Prime Minister
Majority Of Conservatives Want May To Resign As Prime Minister

Clearly, the general election result was a huge disappointment. May came under fire during the campaign for the controversial policy on the cost of care for the elderly, dubbed the "dementia tax", and for making several U-turns on social care.

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  • European Union fears Brexit delay, uncertainty after shock United Kingdom vote
European Union fears Brexit delay, uncertainty after shock United Kingdom vote

Barnier had previously set a timetable of talks starting the week beginning June 19, with agreement on initial issues by autumn of this year and a provisional Brexit deal in October 2018. "If current policy is maintained, which would see the United Kingdom withdraw from Euratom, the new government must, as a matter of urgency, look to ensure alte...

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  • Theresa May pressured to resign after British election disaster
Theresa May pressured to resign after British election disaster

Final results of the United Kingdom general election indicate that the Conservative Party of British Prime Minister Theresa May has failed to secure majority in Parliament, a failure that fuels political uncertainty just days before the start of Brexit talks.

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  • Pound dives on fears United Kingdom election may produce no clear victor
Pound dives on fears United Kingdom election may produce no clear victor

Among the biggest issues for markets and the economy are whether Britain manages to get a deal to remain part of the European Union single market or, short of that, negotiate some privileged access to the bloc, the country's biggest trading partner.

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  • Those 'Moderate' Senate Republicans Are Caving Fast On Obamacare Repeal
Those 'Moderate' Senate Republicans Are Caving Fast On Obamacare Repeal

The Medicaid expansion question seems to remain the biggest unresolved issue as Republicans try to finalize a bill they can vote on before the end of June. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), a major player in the health care debate, cited Anthem's decision as further proof that Congress must move swiftly to pass legislation to prevent the collaps...

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  • Turkey urges Gulf states to end Qatar crisis before end of Ramadan
Turkey urges Gulf states to end Qatar crisis before end of Ramadan

While Trump appeared content to let the Saudis and their allies move at their own speed on Qatar, a key constituency within his administration has long hoped to reorient US foreign policy around designating the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization and working to isolate and defeat it accordingly.

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  • Clinging on to her job, Britain's Theresa May appoints new ministers
Clinging on to her job, Britain's Theresa May appoints new ministers

The DUP won't be involved with jointly running a shared legislative program if it helps May have a minority government, but it would support the Tories when it pushes through legislation through votes. "I will never apologise for my view which is, yes of course you've got to inspire people, and we haven't done that well enough in the past". She h...

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