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by | June 12, 2017 | 02:50

Trump's inauguration. In March, he acknowledged he had contacts with the Russian ambassador and rescued himself from a federal investigation into contacts between Russia and Trump's campaign. Former FBI Director James Comey raised additional questions at a hearing on Thursday, saying that the FBI expected Sessions to recuse himself weeks before he actually did.

by | June 12, 2017 | 01:29

This was a total misrepresentation by Trump and so he was criticized for the tweet, but Monday morning he jumped back into the controversy: "Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who reacted fast on his 'no reason to be alarmed" statement.

by | June 12, 2017 | 01:09

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May's political position has been seen as very damaged by the recent British election result. That was also the broadly desired outcome in Brussels , where leaders believed that a stronger May would be better able to cut compromise deals with the European Union and resist pressure from hardline pro-Brexit factions in her party to walk out without a deal.

by | June 12, 2017 | 01:33

Australian police are treating a deadly siege in the southern city of Melbourne as an " act of terrorism " after a claim by ISIL that one of its fighters was the gunman responsible. Khayre, 29, called a broadcaster during the siege to say he was acting in the name of the Islamic State (IS) group. Victoria's Police Minister Lisa Neville said ASIO monitored Khayre "intensively" for years after the 2009 terror plot.

by | June 12, 2017 | 01:19

Second, and perhaps equally important, is that if the Arab states do not agree to normalize relations with Israel, as is likely, Israel can then place the blame for the failure of renewed peace talks with the Palestinians on the Arabs. "Ending the occupation that began in 1967 and achieving a negotiated two-state outcome is the only way to lay the foundations for enduring peace that meets Israeli security needs and Palestinian aspirations for statehood and sovereignty".

by | June 12, 2017 | 02:36

Mauritania broke off diplomatic ties with Qatar while Jordan downgraded ties with the country on June 6. "Every day we will export 100 tonnes of fruits and vegetables to Qatar", Ali Hemmati said. Aircraft that fly out of Qatar - including fighter jets, drones and refueling planes - can be relocated, they said. In a surprise and coordinated move last Monday, several Middle East countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE, severed all diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing the ...

by | June 12, 2017 | 01:45

Salvador Perez hit the go-ahead homer in the eighth inning, right after Eric Hosmer's two-run tying blast, as Kansas City scored nine runs in the inning. "You could tell in the first inning the way he was coming out guns blazing it was going to be hard to get to the fourth inning". The Royals last played at Petco Park in 2014, when they took two of three from the Padres in May.

by | June 12, 2017 | 01:58

Though Republicans worked to discredit Mr Comey and to blunt the impact of his testimony , the ex-director's statement deepened questions about the basis for his May 9 dismissal and about whether President Trump's actions constituted obstruction of justice.

by | June 12, 2017 | 01:51

The Conservatives lost their House of Commons majority in Thursday's election and will not be able to govern without support from the DUP's 10 members of parliament. The Prime Minister reiterated that the Government's approach and objectives in the forthcoming talks to re-establish the Northern Ireland Executive remained unchanged.

by | June 12, 2017 | 01:48

The support of DUP, with 10 MPs , is crucial to the continuance in office of the minority government, after the Conservative Party fell short by eight of the majority mark of 326 in the 650-member House of Commons in Thursday's election .

by | June 12, 2017 | 00:55

At times, Agrusa stumbled over dates and details in her questions, confusing July for January, and "Canadian police" for the department in Cheltenham Township, where Cosby's home is situated, prompting a prosecutor to ask for clarification.

by | June 12, 2017 | 00:57

While announcing the severing of diplomatic ties, the three countries asked their nationals to leave Qatar immediately and gave Qataris 14 days to go back to their countries. Turkey also has chose to send troops to a base it maintains in Qatar in a sign of support. Almost a week after Saudi Arabia and several of its allies severed ties with Qatar in an unprecedented Gulf diplomatic crisis, there were no signs of the bitter dispute being resolved.

by | June 12, 2017 | 01:37

Three days after the UAE , Saudi Arabia and several other Arab nations in the Middle East and North Africa have cut diplomatic ties with Doha , Al-Jaber made it in the interview clear that from the UAE's perspective, the ball is now in the field of the Qatari government.

by | June 12, 2017 | 02:02

But Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson , who is gay, was among the first to express disquiet over a deal with the DUP , which is opposed to abortion and gay rights. That means it will support a Conservative minority government on key votes in parliament without a formal coalition deal. "It means the country can not go forward with Brexit, which means more uncertainty , especially for European Union nationals here", he said.

by | June 12, 2017 | 00:43

Kuwait's ruler has been trying to mediate an end to the conflict. Turkey has also stepped in to help Qatar, supplying the desert country with dairy products. "We will continue deliveries as long as there is demand" from Qatar, Noushabadi added, without mentioning if these deliveries were exports or aid. Three ships loaded with 350 tonnes of food were also set to leave an Iranian port for Qatar, the Tasnim news agency reported.

by | June 12, 2017 | 00:42

The Labour politician suggested that Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party were winners in the election. The party said Saturday that Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill have quit. German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Britain Friday to quickly launch Brexit talks, saying "We are ready for the negotiations". "We welcome this commitment, which can provide the stability and certainty the whole country requires as we embark on Brexit and beyond", the spokesperson said.

by | June 12, 2017 | 00:31

Labour won 261 seats. This " dementia tax " alienated wealthy seniors who were most likely to vote and to vote Conservative. The care row highlighted May's habit of relying on a few trusted advisors, which saw even cabinet ministers excluded from discussion of the controversial policy.

by | June 12, 2017 | 01:18

The right-wing British press speculated Sunday that Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, a former journalist and the former Mayor of London, was plotting a leadership coup. The strength of any deal looks set to be tested when the Commons meets, with Jeremy Corbyn vowing to try to bring down the Government by defeating Mrs May in Parliament and insisting: "I can still be prime minister".

by | June 12, 2017 | 00:12

A second source said Italian authorities had flagged him up to British authorities after he moved to England a year ago. The other attacker who has been named was 30-year-old Rachid Redouane , who also went by the alias Rachid Elkhdar and claimed to be Moroccan or Libyan, police said .

by | June 12, 2017 | 01:16

President Trump said Friday he would be willing to testify under oath about his interactions with former FBI Director James Comey , whom he fired in May. Though Trump has lambasted Comey as a "leaker", he also claimed "total and complete vindication" following the ex-FBI chief's testimony, focusing on Comey's confirmation that Trump was not personally being probed.

by | June 12, 2017 | 00:20

Prime Minister's Advisor Sartaj Aziz, Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir and Minister of State for Petroleum Jam Kamal were accompanying the prime minister. Russian Federation and China should work together with all sides concerned to boost unity and coordination among the SCO members to enhance the influence of the organization in worldwide affairs, Putin said.

by | June 12, 2017 | 01:07

A total of 7,882 candidates nationwide are vying for 577 seats up for grabs, and if no candidate wins over 50 percent of the votes in the first round, the two top-placed will go to the second round on June 18. Very few lawmakers are expected to be elected directly in the first round. More than 50,000 police were on patrol in a country still under a state of emergency following a wave of jihadist attacks that have killed more than 230 people since 2015.

by | June 12, 2017 | 01:26

Paris' counter-terrorism office has opened an investigation following the incident, the French prosecutor's office said. In total, more than 230 people have been killed in a wave of attacks in France either claimed by or inspired by Islamic State over the past two-and-a-half years.

by | June 12, 2017 | 00:14

President Donald Trump is voicing his support for a House Republican vote to overturn numerous financial regulations set up after the 2008 financial crisis. In a near party-line vote, the House approved a bill, dubbed the Financial Choice Act , , which scales back or eliminates numerous post-crisis banking rules.

by | June 12, 2017 | 01:00

The Survation survey, for The Mail on Sunday , also found that 49 per cent of the public want the Prime Minister to resign, while only 38 per cent want her to remain in post. "And there were plenty of calls to make sure the circle around her were wider and inclusive to prevent anyone believing the two principle advisers had any undue influence", he said.

by | June 12, 2017 | 00:06

Up to 40 percent of Qatar's approximately $1 billion in food exports a year were trucked to Qatar from Saudi Arabia until this week's eruption of the crisis. External affairs ministry said India is closely following the emerging situation in the region in the wake of the recent decision by Saudi Arabia and some other countries to break diplomatic relations with the State of Qatar.

by | June 12, 2017 | 00:14

They had sued for 280,000 shekels. The court awarded Mr Netanyahu 60,000 shekels in damages and Mrs Netanyahu 40,000 shekels. On Sunday, an Israeli magistrates court ordered the journalist, Igal Sarna, to pay the Israeli leader and his wife $28,300 for writing the post.

by | June 12, 2017 | 00:56

UAE praised Trump's leadership in challenging Qatar's support for extremism. A separate SPA report on Saturday acknowledged Tillerson's call for Qatar to curtail support for terrorism, without mentioning that he had also said the crisis was hurting ordinary Qataris, impairing business and harming the US fight against the Islamic State militant group.

by | June 11, 2017 | 23:40

Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said on Sunday that Qatar is willing to understand the concerns of fellow Gulf states and to hold dialogue to end the current tension, official KUNA news agency reported. Conde, who is president of Guinea which has close ties to Saudi Arabia, said in a letter to King Salman he had observed with "sadness" the feud between Qatar and its Gulf neighbours, which he described as "brother countries" of his Muslim- majority country.

by | June 12, 2017 | 00:35

He said SCO can also focus attention to address the problem of climate change. Common wisdom should drive our leaders to expand options by cultivating closer ties with China, Russia and other key countries, while hoping for excellent relations with a U.S.

by | June 12, 2017 | 00:09

The voter apathy suggested a sharp drop in voter interest in an election that even Macron's opponents felt was largely lost in advance, with the president's Republic on the Move! party widely expected to secure a majority. Polling agencies project that Macron's party will win a large majority in the second round June 18. Opinion polls forecast LREM and its centre-right MoDem allies will win at least 30 percent of votes on Sunday.

by | June 11, 2017 | 23:31

In an election full of nasty shocks for Britain's governing Conservative Party , none was more surprising than its first defeat in Canterbury since the constituency was created in 1918. Mrs May failed to win a majority in the British parliament in an election on Thursday. However, the Conservative Party were only 287 votes from forming a majority government and could have done so by winning four seats.

by | June 12, 2017 | 00:20

A source close to the DUP said the party was seeking more funding for the province and concessions for former British soldiers in exchange for supporting May. Despite mounting speculation of a leadership contest between Boris Johnson and David Davis , the foreign minister has been quick to downplay such speculation as " tripe ".

by | June 11, 2017 | 23:37

Jeremy Corbyn's Labour now has a six point lead over the Conservatives as one in two voters think the Prime Minister should resign, a poll shows. In particular, I regret the decision not to include in the manifesto a ceiling as well as a floor in our proposal to help meet the increasing cost of social care.

by | June 11, 2017 | 23:22

After calling an election she was convinced she would win by a landslide, British Prime Minister Theresa May finds herself in the political last chance saloon - scratching around for a skin- saving deal with a political party steeped in the sectarian quagmire that is Northern Ireland .