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by | June 01, 2017 | 18:00

Former FBI Director James Comey is expected to testify in a public appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee next week that President Donald Trump pressured him to end the bureau's investigation into Michael Flynn , the former national security adviser, according to multiple reports .

by | June 01, 2017 | 17:30

The first ship will reach Colombo tomorrow morning. People in the southeastern region of Ratnapura, about 100km from the capital Colombo, were taking shelter on tree tops, he said, adding that the Government has alerted global organisations for relief.

by | June 01, 2017 | 16:50

South Korea imposed unilateral sanctions against the North after its fourth nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch past year, in addition to sanctions applied in 2010 after the sinking of a South Korean navy ship that Seoul blamed on the North.

by | June 01, 2017 | 18:22

Nine Afghan guards at the U.S. Embassy were also among those killed, a State Department official said. The early morning blast occurred next to 20-foot-high concrete walls protecting the German Embassy, just yards from the main entrance to the restricted zone that is home to the US and other embassies, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters, the presidential palace and several government ministries.

by | June 01, 2017 | 17:28

The prime minister, who was ridiculed by opponents after refusing to take part in a major TV debate on Tuesday night, will suggest there could be a "brighter future" for the United Kingdom if there is a good deal with the European Union. Leanne Wood went on the attack first, saying Mrs May was not there because "her campaign of soundbites is falling apart". The PM was accused of "weakness" by the Labour leader after he chose to appear on the BBC election broadcast after all.

by | June 01, 2017 | 17:43

He continued as Putin looked increasingly uncomfortable with Macron's unprecedented move . "I will give no ground at all to that". Russian Federation is not a member of the global coalition, but has suffered ISIS-claimed attacks, and has struck targets in Syria since September 2015, where it says it is fighting the group.

by | June 01, 2017 | 18:03

Armenia is ranked 112th in the Global Peace Index, according to the research published by the Institute for Economics and Peace on June 1 which analyzes the situation of 163 countries where 99.7% of the population of the planet lives, reports TASS.

by | June 01, 2017 | 17:01

Prime Minister Theresa May could lose control of parliament in Bri-tain's June 8 election, according to a projection by polling company YouGov, raising the prospect of political turmoil just as formal Brexit talks begin. Nearly 12 months after the European Union referendum, Mrs May will say the election gives voters an opportunity to "affirm" their decision to quit the European Union by voting for her to continue as prime minister.

by | June 01, 2017 | 17:51

Gianforte will take the House seat vacated when Trump named Ryan Zinke as secretary of the interior. In his acceptance speech , Gianforte apologized by name to Ben Jacobs , the Guardian reporter who made the accusation after an altercation on Wednesday.

by | June 01, 2017 | 17:03

But Mrs May said "debates where the politicians are squabbling amongst themselves doesn't do anything for the process of electioneering". "Support for Labour among younger voters has gone up, and gone up dramatically, but then the crucial question is whether these young people will come out to vote", said John Curtice , a leading psephologist who is president of the British Polling Council.

by | June 01, 2017 | 16:59

Al-Hussein said he was concerned about retaliatory measures taken by IS against civilians suspected of facilitating the airstrikes and reports that civilians were being prevented from leaving IS-controlled areas. Numerous families had fled from Raqqa, ISIS' stronghold to the north-west, which US-backed Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters are pushing towards in an offensive against the Islamists, the Observatory said.

by | June 01, 2017 | 16:41

However, her activity in Washington is not being financially rewarded. SHANGHAI (AP ) — An advocacy group says a man investigating working conditions at a Chinese company that produces Ivanka Trump-brand shoes has been arrested and two other men are missing.

by | June 01, 2017 | 17:10

Spicer's statement caused members of the media to laugh, and the White House press secretary quickly moved on. Most people are not buying Spicer's explanation of the viral gaffe. More attorneys with deep experience in Washington investigations are expected to be added in the weeks ahead. NBC reported that Cohn and Urban are said to have "cordial" relations with Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner.

by | June 01, 2017 | 17:48

The budget also slashes funding for other low-income assistance programs, the State Department, global aid and the Department of Education. "If states get fewer dollars from the federal government, there are only so many options, because states have to balance the budget every year", said Elizabeth Carpenter, a health policy expert with the consulting firm Avalare Health.

by | June 01, 2017 | 16:22

McCombie said. Financial watchdogs warn without a deal, IL faces even more severe financial penalties, including a lower bond rating to "junk' status". IL owes districts $1.1 billion, which is "unconscionable", said Tony Sanders, chief executive officer of the state's second-largest school system, in Elgin.

by | June 01, 2017 | 16:23

But investigators reportedly believe he has essential information for the investigation. 'I have never been to Russian Federation. Farage has not been accused of wrongdoing and is not a target of the probe, according to The Guardian . During the campaign, Trump tweeted that he would soon be called "Mr. Brexit" - showing his ambition to pull off a victory as unexpected as the vote for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.

by | June 01, 2017 | 16:47

Griffin now serves as co-host for CNN's New Year's Eve special alongside Anderson Cooper, and pressure is rising for the cable news provider to drop Griffin from the festivities. I will continue. I ask your forgiveness. "Sick!". Kathy Griffin has since released a public apology telling the world that she was sorry. "I'm a comic", said Griffin, a frequent Trump critic.

by | June 01, 2017 | 16:32

But at a joint news conference after their talks, ill-feeling came to the surface over past allegations made by Macron's camp that state-funded Russian news outlets had sought to destabilise his campaign. Instead of reporting on his campaign, Macron said, the two Kremlin-funded outlets aimed at readers outside Russian Federation had simply published "serious falsehoods" and "lying propaganda".

by | June 01, 2017 | 17:14

Gal Gadot recently said that she believes her Wonder Woman could beat Henry Cavill's Superman in a fight. The Lebanese Ministry of Economy is taking action to ban upcoming film Wonder Woman (dir.: Patty Jenkins ), starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot , from screening in Lebanon as part of the country's ongoing ban of any Israeli or Israeli-related products.

by | June 01, 2017 | 16:51

The man reportedly had been " under drug or alcohol influence " and " attacked an air hostess ", her husband told her. Chaudhery tweeted to reporters the passenger involved was under the influence of "drug or alcohol". " Following the incident on MH128, the disruptive passenger has been apprehended by airport security ". Police in tactical gear boarded the Malaysia Airlines plane after it returned to Australia.

by | June 01, 2017 | 16:56

The AP reported that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron have Trump's number - and Trudeau has already called up the USA president. At a White House press briefing, Daily Mail correspondent Francesca Chambers asked press secretary Sean Spicer to explain this inconsistency between Trump's complaints about anonymous sourcing in news reports and his personal distribution of an anonymously sourced article.

by | June 01, 2017 | 16:13

Malaysia's Deputy Transport Minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi later confirmed that the passenger was carrying a powerbank, and not a bomb as some reports had initially claimed. and he headed towards the back of the plane. "Flight MH128 which departed from Melbourne, Australia on Wednesday night, was expected to arrive in Kuala Lumpur on June 1 at 5.28am (Malaysian time)".

by | June 01, 2017 | 17:02

Police Superintendent Tony Langdon credited the flight crew with also playing a part in tackling the man. "At that point, he was essentially trussed up", Mr Ashton said, describing the device the man carried as an "amplifier-type instrument".

by | June 01, 2017 | 16:37

About 10 minutes after Flight 128 took off from Melbourne, Marks walked from his economy seat to the cockpit door clutching an electronic device and threatening to blow up the plane, creating panic among passengers. "He was agitated, is the best description -100 percent, he was agitated". The Airbus A330-300 carrying 337 passengers returned to the airport about 30 minutes after takeoff.

by | June 01, 2017 | 17:28

Bartholomew-Saunders says the living wage for the region is roughly $16 an hour, so this provincial increase is closer to that target, especially when compared to the current minimum wage of $11.40. In addition, Kansas City's plan to include-on a future ballot-a proposed minimum wage increase to $15/hour has been abandoned with news of this bill .

by | June 01, 2017 | 16:45

They showed Theresa May's party might lose 20 of the 330 seats it holds, with Jeremy Corbyn's Labour gaining almost 30 seats. The pound sank on Wednesday (31 May), after a new poll showed Theresa May could be in danger of falling short of an overall majority in next week's General Election.

by | June 01, 2017 | 16:07

The president himself said in a Wednesday evening tweet that he would officially announce his decision on the accord from the White House Rose Garden at 3:00 p.m. "Part of what keeps us going is that America's word is good, and that you stand with your prior administration whether it was of your party or not", she said.

by | June 01, 2017 | 17:13

Sri Lanka squad: Angelo Mathews (capt), Upul Tharanga (vice-capt), Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Chamara Kapugedera, Asela Gunaratne, Dinesh Chandimal, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Nuwan Kulasekera, Thisara Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Seekkuge Prasanna.

by | June 01, 2017 | 15:41

Batsmen to watch out for It is his sixth Champions Trophy tournament appearance, and when in form, he is a treat to watch. Though it is too early to say how the injury will impact on Woakes' involvement either in the remainder of this match, or England's subsequent group games against New Zealand on June 6 and Australia on June 10, side strains are notoriously hard injuries for fast bowlers to shake off.

by | June 01, 2017 | 15:51

Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to raise the U.K.'s concerns with U.S. President Donald Trump during a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on Thursday. Manchester's police chief said on Wednesday Abedi was part of a network, and media have reported that authorities suspect he received help constructing the bomb and planning the attack.

by | June 01, 2017 | 15:35

Police say a suspected suicide bomb blast near a bus terminal in Indonesia's capital has killed a policeman and injured four other officers. Teten Masduki, chief of staff to Indonesian President Joko Widodo, visited the victims of the attack at the Premier hospital on Thursday morning to give his condolences.

by | June 01, 2017 | 15:42

New Zealand Trade Minister Todd McClay, who chaired the meeting in Vietnam, left open the possibility of the United States rejoining the TPP despite Trump saying he prefers bilateral free trade deals. "The US could come back to TPP if there's a TPP operating, and if it remains basically unchanged from the one that the US negotiated". "It's still relatively early days, but we want to move as efficiently, as quickly as we can to lock in the gains of the TPP-11", Mr Ciobo said.

by | June 01, 2017 | 17:01

Mueller was chosen by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after Comey's dismissal and revelations that he kept notes of a February meeting indicating Trump asked him to close the agency's investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn .

by | June 01, 2017 | 16:29

Shortly after Trump's remarks on Twitter, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly made the rounds of Sunday television news shows to praise any so-called back channel communications , especially with Russian Federation, as "a good thing".

by | June 01, 2017 | 15:28

While there have been divisions among Trump's aides on the issue, the view that appears to have prevailed is that the United States should keep the embassy in Tel Aviv for now to avoid angering the Palestinians , Arab governments and Western allies while the president seeks to nurture peace efforts.