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by | June 12, 2017 | 06:29

Trump has broken his silence about James Comey's testimony. "I hope you can let this go", Trump reportedly said to Comey, according to the memo - parts of which were read to the Times . The committee also has sent a letter to Comey, asking for any notes or memoranda in his possession that would describe discussions he had with Trump.

by | June 12, 2017 | 05:45

The results of the UK's general election are in. but there wasn't a clear victor. Asked about the impact of Mrs May's deal with the DUP Mr Paterson, who served as Northern Ireland Secretary from 2010 to 2012, said: "I don't see many major social issues coming up in the next parliament".

by | June 12, 2017 | 05:11

She is campaigning in Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East, Argyll and Bute, North Ayrshire, Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock, Dumfries and Galloway and Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale. Her answer raises fears she is pursuing a "neverendum" strategy, demanding new independence votes until she gets the result she wants. Mr Robertson said the election campaign had "completely exposed" Conservative Party plans to hit family incomes and the incomes of older people.

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:52

The Sheikh also rejected a "military solution as an option" to end the crisis, claiming that Doha , despite any sanctions against it, could survive "forever". But he also excluded the chances of Turkey being targeted by Saudi Arabia because of its relations with the Muslim Brotherhood or with Iran . The agreement did not detail a timeframe or the number of troops.

by | June 12, 2017 | 05:56

The loss ensured the Warriors will not become the first team in National Basketball Association history to sweep the postseason. "So then I thought the second one Draymond was going to get kicked out, but they explained that the first one was on me".

by | June 12, 2017 | 04:39

Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani was in Moscow today after talks in Germany yesterday. "We have to stop the funding of terrorism", said Trump . The United Arab Emirates praised Trump's "leadership in challenging Qatar's troubling support for extremism" in a separate statement released on Friday.

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:00

He said the Conservative election manifesto - which Hill and Timothy were key in drafting - was "a full assault on the core Tory voters, who are senior citizens". After frantic consultations with DUP leader Arlene Foster, the Prime Minister headed to Buckingham Palace to seek the formal permission of the Queen to form a new government, returning to No 10 to announce she had the "legitimacy" to continue in office.

by | June 12, 2017 | 05:57

The two mainstream parties on the left and right that dominated French politics for decades were again left licking their wounds, marginalized by the swing of voter support behind Macron's political revolution. Socialist Party leader Jean-Christophe Cambadelis warned that Macron's party could end up "almost without any real opposition". He has drawn candidates from a cross-section of society with a former bullfighter, a Nobel Prize victor and a an ex-fighter pilot all hoping to win a seat.

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:12

Promising to move towards a Brexit deal, enabling Britain to exit the European Union, May said the new government would "be able to work together in the interests of the whole United Kingdom". As Corbyn himself said last night, Labour's campaign "changed the face of British politics forever". For a General Election ostensibly called because of Brexit, discussions were limited to which leader was trusted to deliver it, rather than what "it" would look like.

by | June 12, 2017 | 05:28

May met stiff competition from her rival Jeremy Corbyn of the opposition Labour Party , who garnered 261 seats in the election, a gain of 29. The Conservatives are not seeking a formal coalition with the DUP but an agreement that the Northern Irish party would support them on "big issues" such as the economy and security, Michael Fallon has said .

by | June 12, 2017 | 05:03

Flight MU736 to Shanghai departed on schedule at 8:30pm (local time) from the Australian airport on Sunday night. "We went up in the air and all of a sudden ... 'I was scared. Yes, I was really scared. Listen as pilots of China Eastern flight #MU736 communicate with Sydney tower regarding engine #1 issue before returning to Sydney.

by | June 12, 2017 | 04:28

What appears more likely, indeed nearly certain, is that 38-year-old Dublin-born Mr. Varadkar, who is gay, will become Ireland's youngest ever taoiseach . Varadkar will be voted in as PM when parliament sits on June 13 to become first gay PM and the youngest candidate ever. He made news in 2015 when he came out as gay, an announcement that was initially met with some shock by his father but who, he said later, was "very supportive".

by | June 12, 2017 | 04:58

A police officer stands guard as vehicles drive in front of Iran's. While Trump expressed sympathy for the victims he levelled a barbed warning at Iran, after the U.S. Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi made the announcement in a talk with state TV late Saturday. Sending a tough message to Tehran shortly after pragmatist Hassan Rouhani was re-elected president, Trump urged Arab leaders to unite to defeat militants, and said Iran had for decades "fueled the fires of sectarian ...

by | June 12, 2017 | 05:26

As the Conservative Party and the DUP continue their efforts to tie down a confidence-and-supply agreement to prop up a new Theresa May-led Tory government, the five main parties said on Sunday they would be at the talks. She said: "We'll wait to hear what the results actually are, but we are very pleased with the way in which people have reacted to the positive message of the campaign - it was about the Union, the importance of the Union, and unionists have really come out in their numbers".

by | June 12, 2017 | 04:55

May's office announced earlier that the top Cabinet ministers would keep their jobs, including Treasury chief Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Amber Rudd. "The prime minister has tonight spoken with the DUP to discuss finalising a confidence and supply deal when Parliament returns next week", a Downing Street spokeswoman said, referring to a deal whereby the DUP would support the government but not enter a formal coalition.

by | June 12, 2017 | 04:17

The U.S. military apologized for the deaths and senior worldwide diplomat in Afghanistan said authorities are investigating the possibility the incident could be connected to the shooting by the Afghan soldier. "One U.S. soldier was wounded and has been evacuated for medical treatment", a spokesman added. When heroes fall, Americans grieve. "The (Afghan) soldier was also killed in the return fire", provincial spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told AFP.

by | June 12, 2017 | 04:28

Leave-backing Conservative MP Dominic Raab told the Sunday Politics the country was "quite clear that they want us to make a success of Brexit". Mrs Merkel added she hoped Britain would remain a good partner following the talks, due to begin on 19 June.

by | June 12, 2017 | 03:18

She named Venezuela, Cuba, China, Burundi, and Saudi Arabia as not upholding the highest standards despite their membership and said that the forum was becoming "discredited" like its predecessor body, the Human Rights Commission. Haley made only a passing reference to poor human rights in Saudi Arabia, a longtime US ally that recently agreed to buy hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of USA -made weapons over the next decade.

by | June 12, 2017 | 03:23

Earlier Friday, Trump said via Twitter that Comey's testimony Thursday before the Senate Committee on Intelligence supported his statements. Comey testified Thursday that Trump asked him to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn and implied Trump may have become the subject of investigation himself for interfering in the FBI's work.

by | June 12, 2017 | 03:57

She called the early election with her party comfortably ahead in the polls in the hope of increasing her majority and strengthening Britain's hand in exit talks with the European Union. After confirming on Friday that her top five ministers, including finance minister Philip Hammond, would keep their jobs, May must name the rest of her team, who will take on one of the most demanding jobs in recent British political history.

by | June 12, 2017 | 04:18

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said that while the remaining militants "continue to put up stiff resistance", government troops have killed at least 91 rebels, whose numbers have been "greatly diminished". Duterte's statements come as the government offensive against Maute forces- referred to by the government as the Maute-ISIS group- in Marawi approach its third week.

by | June 12, 2017 | 04:01

In some of the strongest comments related to those efforts by a senior Gulf Arab official, Sheikh Khalid told the newspaper he doubted whether Qatar would change its behaviour. The biggest concentration of U.S. military personnel in the Middle East is at Qatar's Al Udeid Air Base . Several other Arab nations including Egypt , Bahrain and UAE also joined Saudi Arabia in the economic and diplomatic blockade and thereby heralding the worst diplomatic crisis in the region in recent ...

by | June 12, 2017 | 02:49

It is the first World Cup semi-final win by any England team since 1966 and Liverpool fans will be delighted to see their new striker on the score sheet. With the World Cup in Russian Federation fast approaching next summer, it should give the senior players a major lift with many of them taking to Twitter to congratulate the players for their triumph.

by | June 12, 2017 | 02:14

Some senior Tories have made the removal of Hill and Timothy a condition for continuing to support May, who has vowed to remain prime minister despite the Conservatives' losing their overall majority in Parliament. EU Budget Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said it may now be possible to discuss closer ties between Britain and the EU than May had initially planned, given her election flop.

by | June 12, 2017 | 02:59

Britain's typically right-wing press savaged May over the election outcome, questioning whether she will be able to remain in power after a result that leaves her reliant on uniting rival factions within her party to deliver Brexit. But Mr Corbyn said: "I don't think Theresa May and this government have any credibility". 'And that might be a good thing because we can not go on with a party of great instability'.

by | June 12, 2017 | 02:41

In a resignation statement on the Conservative Home website, Timothy conceded that the campaign had failed to communicate "Theresa's positive plan for the future", and missed signs of surging support for the opposition Labour Party . Davidson, one of the few Conservatives to emerge as a victor from the election after she increased the party's presence in Scotland, said she had demanded, and received, "categoric assurance" from May that the policy would not change.

by | June 12, 2017 | 02:04

The Tories needed 326 seats to win but fell short by eight. The final result was announced nearly 24 hours after polls closed. At the time of writing there is a third recount being held in the seat of Kensington, one of Europe's wealthiest districts, as Labour looks to be on course to take a seat that was once known as "true blue Kensington", and had been held by the Tories since its inception.

by | June 12, 2017 | 02:02

The DUP agreed in principle to support the Tories after the Conservatives won 318 seats in the General Election , leaving them short of the 326 needed to form a majority government. "What the country needs now more than ever is certainty", she said . During an appearance on Radio 4 , Mr Leslie, a long-time adversary of Mr Corbyn, said the result was not worth celebrating.

by | June 12, 2017 | 02:28

The annual Puerto Rican Day Parade is underway in Manhattan. Gov. Ricardo Rosselló from the New Progressive Party and his government have been pushing for statehood on the non-binding referendum, NBC News reported. Ultimate power within this colonial relationship rests with Congress, and as such, the success of today's vote depends overwhelmingly on how Washington responds.

by | June 12, 2017 | 02:06

A French government junior minister says voters want to give a large majority to newly-elected President Emmanuel Macron , following partial results showing his new centrist party is clearly leading the first round of France's parliamentary elections.

by | June 12, 2017 | 02:47

The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director said he he kept notes on his meetings with the president because he was concerned Trump might lie about the nature of their conversations. The House intel panel is in turn requesting Comey himself to provide any memos still in his possession. "Certainly, we are there to protect", Trump said.

by | June 12, 2017 | 02:02

She was allegedly on a mission to procure firearms as they prepare to escape the fighting. The militants have been under siege since rampaging through the southern city on May 23. special operations forces are assisting the [Filipino military] with ongoing operations in Marawi", the embassy said. In September 2016, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said in a congressional briefing that the 107 United States troops in Mindanao are part of the Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines ...

by | June 12, 2017 | 01:48

She now risks more opposition to her Brexit plans from inside and outside her party. " May stares into the abyss ", said The Times' Saturday edition while the Daily Mail led with " Tories Turn On Theresa". "And then it is up to other parties if they want to support us". "It's too soon to say what we're going to do yet". Flanked by her members of Parliament , Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader, and former Northern Ireland First Minister, Arlene Foster (C), poses for a ...

by | June 12, 2017 | 02:34

But he said Ireland was anxious for the Brexit talks to go ahead despite the turmoil in London , and for the deal that they produce not to damage peace in Northern Ireland. While he played down suggestions that would involve rethinking the approach to Brexit, he indicated that there would be a new emphasis on business.

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.