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by | June 13, 2017 | 01:00

In a statement , the Department of Justice said that Sessions is calling for his Tuesday testimony to be available to the public. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., Sessions said that he had been scheduled to discuss the Justice Department budget before House and Senate Appropriations subcommittees but that it had become clear some members would focus their questions on the Russian Federation investigation.

by | June 13, 2017 | 00:05

If neither party can command a majority in parliament for their Queen's Speech, it is likely a fresh election would be called. And recent polling shows Labour's popular momentum appears to be maintaining. The EU has said that sufficient progress must be made on these issues before trade deals can be discussed, though Britain had argued the talks should take place simultaneously.

by | June 13, 2017 | 00:20

The Conservatives fell short of a majority in the general election , losing 13 seats, and have now been forced to try to broker a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). Complicating the outlook for the pound, however, is the strong showing by the Labour Party , which has advocated for closer ties between Britain and the European Union single market.

by | June 13, 2017 | 01:25

Given the election arithmetic, Labour would struggle to get the numbers to form a government. Instead, Thursday's vote damaged her authority and made her negotiating position more vulnerable to criticism. After all 650 seats were declared, the Conservative Party had lost 12 seats, bringing it to a total of 318, while Labour gained 32 to reach 262. The arrangement with the DUP will make governing easier, but it makes some Conservatives uneasy.

by | June 12, 2017 | 23:59

But neither Labour nor the Tories have won an overall majority of Commons seats. The Prime Minister has confirmed the Conservative Party will form a partnership with the Democratic Unionist Party . She spoke to Prime Minister Theresa May to get "categoric assurance" that LGBT rights will not be affected by a Deal between the DUP and the Conservatives.

by | June 13, 2017 | 00:26

May had called the election to build upon her majority; instead, the party lost it. When asked if she would continue her term in office May said, "I said during the election campaign that if re-elected I would intend to serve a full term".

by | June 13, 2017 | 01:07

However, he has refused to be drawn on whether he would form a minority government. 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.

by | June 13, 2017 | 01:13

He echoed Scotland's First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon, who in the wake of the election result said the Tories must abandon a "reckless" pursuit of a hard Brexit. And Ukip leader Paul Nuttall fell on his sword after just six months in the job, after slumping to a distant third place in Skegness & Boston on a woeful night for the Eurosceptic party, which shed swathes of voters to Labour and Conservatives.

by | June 12, 2017 | 23:46

However, Navalny said late on Sunday that he would change the location to Tverskaya Street, Moscow's main avenue near the Kremlin , after he claimed that authorities had pressured firms into refusing to supply his team with sound and video equipment.

by | June 13, 2017 | 00:33

Meanwhile, the Tunbridge Wells MP Greg Clark is to remain in his job as business secretary . His appointment has also been heavily criticised by political opponents and environmental campaigners, who say the former education and justice secretary is not up to the job.

by | June 13, 2017 | 00:23

It's so, so sad. "I mean, morality's just gone", He told Hannity . Also during this time, the Donald Trump Foundation - another nonprofit not to be confused with the Trump Organization - gave money to the Eric Trump Foundation to offset rising costs of the tournament.

by | June 12, 2017 | 23:41

The closure of the border, which Qatar shares with Saudi, is seen as particularly significant, threatening the import of materials needed by Qatar to complete its $200 billion-plus worth of infrastructure projects in readiness for 2022.

by | June 13, 2017 | 00:47

Tories said the deal with the Northern Irish party should be completed this week and will include an economic aid package for Northern Ireland and the promise that there would be no referendum on the question of unifying Northern Ireland - a part of the United Kingdom along with England, Scotland and Wales - with the Republic of Ireland, a sovereign nation and a member of the European Union .

by | June 12, 2017 | 23:22

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, said he was also ready to start talks and hoped the United Kingdom general election would not have an impact. Simon Brazier, UK fund manager at Investec, said: "I am not waking up with the kind of trepidation that I had on the day after the Brexit vote". German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel said he hoped the election result would be seen as a message that the British people do not want a hard Brexit.

by | June 13, 2017 | 00:47

Mr Barwell has replaced Mrs May's key aides Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill , whose resignations were reportedly demanded by Tory MPs as the price of their supporting the PM. May's team - and her supportive pack of media titles - never campaigned on the economy and how its recovery should be protected, nor did they argue how Labour's manifesto promises would actually do the reverse of what was promised and instead transfer wealth from the many to the few.

by | June 13, 2017 | 01:02

The cooperation between the longtime allies in the battle is significant because Duterte, who came to power a year ago, has taken a hostile stance towards Washington and has vowed to eject United States military trainers and advisers from his country.

by | June 13, 2017 | 00:38

But the opening weekend for " Wonder Woman " is an achievement for female filmmakers and for the industry, says Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at comScore. In a scene in which Diana Prince ( Gadot ) and Steve Trevor ( Chris Pine ) walk to the frontlines of World War I and have a serious talk about the horrors of war, Jenkins wanted to add something visually to the chat.

by | June 13, 2017 | 00:55

With regional leaders seeking how to square US President Donald Trump's "America First" doctrine with a US leadership role in the region, Mattis strongly reaffirmed US commitment to its alliances. Mattis said in Singapore on Friday that Washington stands with its Asia-Pacific partners and allies. Mattis said he expects "economic and political friction" in U.S.

by | June 12, 2017 | 23:49

In the fallout from the snap UK Election two of Theresa May's closest advisors failed to sell her vision and lost their jobs in the process. Negotiations with Brussels on the UK's departure from the European Union are due to start on 19 June, and Mrs May is now seeking the backing of the Democratic Unionist Party to prop up her minority government.

by | June 12, 2017 | 23:27

But, it is speculated that there was an Afghan who raged the attack, and he is the one who killed those American soldiers, later he also got shot and killed, says another Afghan soldier on behalf of their authorities. "When heroes fall, Americans grieve and our thoughts and prayers are with the families of these American heroes", Pence said. In a statement from Washington, the Pentagon didn't provide details about what led to the deaths of the US soldiers.

by | June 12, 2017 | 23:07

He repeated calls for May to resign. But, unlike during the election campaign, when she repeatedly referred to the talks starting on 19 June, she wasn't specific about the date, suggesting it might slip. Discussions, he added, will be "long" and "complex". If an alliance does form, the Conservative Party will combine its 318 seats with the DUP's 10 - taking them over the 326 needed for a majority.

by | June 13, 2017 | 00:22

Students at the University of Puerto Rico, for example, have led a two-month-long strike against a proposed US$450 million education budget cut. They now do not pay U.S. Puerto Rico Senate President Thomas Rivera Schatz vowed to push for statehood anyway. The next step is for the U.S. Congress to decide-and Suarez isn't holding his breath, citing the ongoing gridlock on domestic issues.

by | June 13, 2017 | 00:24

Johnson tweeted that an article in the Mail on Sunday newspaper headlined "Boris set to launch bid to be PM as May clings on" was "tripe". It shows that Victoria Borwick, whose seat it was, was a disappointing campaigner except perhaps for her part as president of the British Antique Dealers Association, in lobbying with Theresa May to ditch a long standing Tory pledge to promote a ban on ivory trading.

by | June 13, 2017 | 00:33

Yulia, the wife of Alexei Navalny , said Monday that he was arrested outside his home en route to the centerpiece demonstration on the Tverskaya Street. "We are calling for all peaceful protesters swept up in these arrests to be immediately freed, and the right to hold peaceful rallies fully and genuinely respected".

by | June 12, 2017 | 23:26

In a statement delivered through his personal lawyer, the USA president said that he had never "in form or substance, directed or suggested that Mr Comey stop investigating anyone", including former national security adviser Michael Flynn .

by | June 13, 2017 | 00:18

But fewer than half of the 47 million voters turned out in the first round - the lowest level by far in a legislative election in the 60-year-old fifth Republic. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said that despite an abstention rate estimated at just over 50 percent, "the message of the French people is unambiguous".

by | June 12, 2017 | 23:08

This translated into 318 seats for the Conservatives (a net loss of 12)-and a loss of the party's overall majority of 330-compared to 261 seats for Labour (a net gain of 29). Britain's chief negotiator for leaving the European Union says the talks for exiting the trading bloc may not start as scheduled next week. A petition against May's deal with the DUP had attracted almost 600,000 signatures on June 10 as chances of an agreement increased.

by | June 13, 2017 | 00:00

She needs to establish her position in Parliament because the Queen's Speech - which will set out the Government's programme - is scheduled for June 19. Mrs May is looking to secure the DUP's support. And it would be a personal triumph for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn , who was widely regarded as having run a successful campaign after being written off as unelectable by many observers and some in his own party.

by | June 13, 2017 | 00:19

It is the only way to achieve the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people. Almost 1,000 Israelis were killed and roughly 4,500 were injured in the 1967 war that saw Israel's army seize 5,900 square kilometres of the West Bank , the walled Old City of Jerusalem and more than two dozen Arab villages on the city's eastern flank.

by | June 12, 2017 | 23:11

It will also raise questions relating to Brexit: the DUP was the main Northern Irish party to be in favour of Brexit in a region that otherwise voted heavily to remain in the European Union (55.8% of voters wanted to remain in the E.U. He acknowledged that the government would be unable to get numerous measures promised in its election platform through Parliament. We have got a mandate to deal with issues of poverty, justice and inequality in Britain.

by | June 13, 2017 | 00:02

The Conservatives won 318 House of Commons seats in Thursday's election, eight short of an outright majority. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn , appearing on ITV's Peston on Sunday , confirmed that the party - like Mrs May - was committed to leaving the European Union and pulling out of the single market, while seeking a "jobs-first Brexit ".

by | June 12, 2017 | 23:14

Kuwait's emir is working to mediate the Gulf crisis around Qatar, which is home to a major U.S. military base and the host of the 2022 Fifa World Cup. Trump, who had initially backed the measures against Qatar in a tweet, called Sheikh Tamim on Wednesday with an offer "to help the parties resolve their differences".

by | June 13, 2017 | 00:12

Sources said the prime minister may also make stopovers in other Gulf nations involved in the crisis . Cargo for Qatar is usually shipped to ports in the United Arab Emirates and then loaded onto smaller vessels. After the untoward decision by Muslim countries, global powers were wondering whether Pakistan would side with Saudi Arabia or take a different turn.

by | June 13, 2017 | 00:04

Politics seeped into the show here and there, with Cynthia Nixon (a victor as featured actress for "Lillian Hellman's Little Foxes ") quoting from the play on the subject of taking a stand - or failing to - when injustice is witnessed. Next up came a high-drama medley from " Miss Saigon ", a love story set in the Vietnam War, that spotlighted the work of lead actress nominee Eva Noblezada.

by | June 12, 2017 | 22:44

Former FBI Director James Comey will testify before a Senate committee next Thursday as part of a probe into alleged Russian meddling in the US presidential election and possible collusion with President Donald Trump's campaign. Spicer said on Tuesday that Trump planned to meet that afternoon with John Pistole, a former deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and head of the Transportation Security Administration, and Chris Wray, former head of the Justice Department's ...