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by | June 13, 2017 | 09:15

Varela thanked Taiwan for its years of support, but said his country saw new possibilities in establishing ties with Beijing. Taiwan's government said it was sorry and angry over Panama's decision, and said it would not compete with China in what it described as a "diplomatic money game".

by | June 13, 2017 | 08:31

About 11 million spellers participated in the competition that kicked off at local levels. 12-year-old Ananya Vinay from Fresno, California , has won the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee held in National Harbor, Maryland in the United States of America today.

by | June 13, 2017 | 08:02

Just last week , ex-FBI Director, James Comey claims he reported Trump's dealings with him to the Attorney General. Some Democrats say that recusal should have also applied to the Comey firing - since President Trump has made clear he fired Comey in part because of the Russian Federation probe.

by | June 13, 2017 | 08:25

The reporter then asked if Trump would be willing to speak under oath, as Comey did, to give his version of the events. The panel, with jurisdiction over the Department of Justice and FBI , has been seeking copies of former FBI Director James Comey's notes and memos about his encounters with President Donald Trump .

by | June 13, 2017 | 08:19

President Donald Trump . The account in Der Spiegel said that German Chancellor Angela Merkel phoned Trudeau last Tuesday, when they discussed the contents of a communiqué at next month's G20 summit in Hamburg. At the G7 ministerial talks in Bologna, Trump's main envoy, Environmental Protection Agency director Scott Pruitt, left the talks to return to Washington only a few hours after his arrival.

by | June 13, 2017 | 08:28

During his six-minute line of questioning, McCain referred to Comey as "President Comey " and seemed to conflate the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election with an unrelated investigation into former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's email practices that ended previous year.

by | June 13, 2017 | 06:49

On Friday, Riyadh and Abu Dhabi imposed sanctions on 59 individuals and a dozen organisations based in Qatar for financial ties to extremist groups, including Al Qaeda. The deliveries came almost a week after Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates began a blockade against Qatar , sparking an unprecedented diplomatic crisis .

by | June 13, 2017 | 07:29

The influential Leave campaigner was publicly humiliated during last year's Conservative leadership race, when he was eliminated in the second round, falling behind May and the newly minted Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom . Commenting on his appointment to Sky News , Gove, who described himself at the launch of the Conservative Environment Network in 2014 as a " shy green ", said: "I was quite surprised, I have to say".

by | June 13, 2017 | 08:13

Twitter has been exploding with people mocking the 80-year-old AZ senator for strangely bringing up the Hillary Clinton investigation while everyone else wanted answers on Russian Federation and Trump. "In an ultimately conclusive way, that was the thing that capped it for me", Comey testified. "Yeah, I get that, Senator", Comey said, explaining that perhaps Trump believed Comey had pledged loyalty to him , then suddenly remembered that wasn't actually the case.

by | June 13, 2017 | 07:30

Former Finance Minister George Osborne, who was sacked by May, told ITV News: "Clearly if she's got a worse result than two years ago and is nearly unable to form a government , then she I doubt will survive in the long term as Conservative party leader".

by | June 13, 2017 | 07:49

Trump wrote earlier on Friday on Twitter that the former FBI head had vindicated him by telling the Senate Intelligence Committee that the president had not been personally under investigation in the Russian Federation probe. "I'm confident that, if that is the case, Director ( Robert) Mueller (who has been appointed as counsellor to investigate the Russian links) will find that evidence", Comey said in response to a question .

by | June 13, 2017 | 06:29

Corbyn allies attacked the Labour MP on Twitter for "already having the knives out for Corbyn and undermining the party". When May called the election seven weeks ago, she was seeking to capitalize on opinion polls showing that her Conservatives had a wide lead over the opposition Labour Party .

by | June 13, 2017 | 07:55

Miles Celic, the chief executive of TheCityUK, Britain's most powerful financial lobby group, said the comments indicated the government plans to continue with its current strategy and that it retains a parliamentary majority to leave the EU.

by | June 13, 2017 | 07:59

Well Jihye... it certainly dents Mr. Trump's efforts... but it is not the final knockout punch as the president still has the Supreme Court as a last resort to make his travel ban happen. The judges did appear to back the administration in saying that the government was within its rights to review existing vetting procedures for travelers from the six countries concerned.

by | June 13, 2017 | 07:01

Born on June 12, 1955, the judge is facing arrest and has been absconding since May 9 when a seven judge bench of the Supreme Court passed an unprecedented arrest order against a constitutional court judge. The Supreme Court had initiated contempt proceedings against Justice Karnan on February 8 and restrained him from performing judicial and administrative work.

by | June 13, 2017 | 07:45

They have not been identified or charged. The three men killed seven and injured 48 people on Saturday evening; 36 people remain in hospital, 18 in critical condition. Butt and Redouane were named by authorities on Monday. The Guardian said he was a pastry chef who had lived in Dagenham in east London, not far from where Butt was residing.

by | June 13, 2017 | 07:38

The march this year was staged a day after anti-corporate protesters briefly blocked the route of a Washington , D.C., pride parade, in part to voice their opposition to such backers as Wells Fargo & Co and weapons maker Northrop Grumman Corp.

by | June 13, 2017 | 07:29

Written off by many pollsters, Labour surged in the final weeks of the campaign. The setback dashes May's hopes to strengthen her hand in the upcoming "Brexit" negotiations with the E.U. Noting the "crucial Brexit talks that begin in just 10 days ", May said the new government will work to fulfill the will of United Kingdom voters who decided previous year to leave the European Union.

by | June 13, 2017 | 06:31

Al-Emadi sought to play down the impact of the crisis on the country, saying the plunge in Qatari assets last week was a "normal" reaction to the cutting of diplomatic and transport links with Qatar. The UAE has also ordered its banks to stop dealing with major Qatari lenders. Qatar Petroleum said it "wishes to affirm that it is conducting business as usual", adding that it remains committed to being a stable energy producer.

by | June 13, 2017 | 06:19

After Mrs May addressed the 1922 Committee of backbench Tory MPs on Monday, some of those present suggested the PM would consult more with business on her approach to the talks. "That's why she's going to be there probably for my career". European Union officials and leaders, including Germany's Angela Merkel , had grown impatient with the it prepared to begin formal talks to exit from the trading bloc almost a year after the country's citizens voted to abandon its membership.

by | June 13, 2017 | 06:34

He says when Castile drove past him, he gave the officer a "deer in the headlights" look that aroused his suspicion. Yanez testified that he was on high alert because four days earlier, he responded to an armed robbery of a nearby convenience store where video showed two black men pointing guns at a clerk.

by | June 13, 2017 | 07:36

Johnson got free from the shark by losing her arm. Eerily, Johnson described feeling no pain and experiencing "tangible peace" as she stared down the shark that was tearing her arm off. - A mother of three is now a shark attack survivor, and she said she hopes her story will inspire others. "I looked over there and I just saw blood all over in the water, all around her", James told WBTV .

by | June 13, 2017 | 06:16

Supreme Court, as it has already done with a ruling against the travel ban by another appeals court last month. The judges said the president violated US immigration law by discriminating against people based on their nationality and that Trump failed to show their entry into the country would hurt American interests.

by | June 13, 2017 | 06:04

Although both Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and Mr. Racine are Democrats , they said the lawsuit was not a partisan action. "The president's conflicts of interest threaten our democracy", Frosh said. Since then, a restaurant group and two individuals in the hotel industry have joined as plaintiffs. The Justice Department on Friday argued in the other lawsuit that the plaintiffs lacked legal standing to sue because they can not allege enough specific harm caused by Trump's ...

by | June 13, 2017 | 06:12

The DUP is the only major political party in the Northern Ireland to oppose the agreement, which led to the creation of the Northern Irish government. Sparring between the two sides is in full force ahead of the scheduled start of complex negotiations with Brussels next week, with a tight timetable that would see Britain leave the European Union in March 2019.

by | June 13, 2017 | 07:11

With the assistance of the United States, the Philippine government is hoping to stamp out ISIS in the Philippines for good. The two countries are bound by a 1951 mutual defence treaty, though Duterte has tried to steer the Philippines away from United States influence since he became president a year ago.

by | June 13, 2017 | 06:57

Yesterday the third attacker was named as Youssef Zaghba , an Italian national of Moroccan descent, who was living in east London . Police said he also used the name of Rachid Elkhdar and a different date of birth that gave his age as 25.

by | June 13, 2017 | 05:37

Supt Ward said gardai are interested in talking to anyone who used the road, including workers for Coillte, the National Parks and Wildlife Service or ESB Networks, and might have seen anything suspicious, in recent weeks or the "most immediate" past.

by | June 13, 2017 | 07:06

Above all, investors are anxious about the general uncertainty surrounding the country - whether a bruised May will resign in due course, whether the Conservatives will be able to form a new government or whether it will be an alliance of opposition parties, led by the Labour Party .

by | June 13, 2017 | 05:33

On Wednesday, committee Chairman Devin Nunes asked the agencies for details of any requests made by two top Obama administration aides and the former Central Intelligence Agency director to "unmask" Trump campaign advisers inadvertently picked up in top-secret foreign communications intercepts, according to congressional sources.

by | June 13, 2017 | 06:15

Sessions was scheduled to appear before the House and Senate appropriations subcommittees that day, but said in the letter that some members had publicly stated their intentions to question him about issues related to the Russian Federation investigation.

by | June 13, 2017 | 06:47

Saturday's winning numbers were 20, 26, 32, 38 and 58 with a Powerball of 3. Powerball - based on lottery tickets sold for $2 apiece - is played in 44 states as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. "And it feels good", said Matthew Alberre , co-owner of the Marietta Liquor & Deli in Sun City. The almost half-a-billion dollar jackpot is the seventh largest in Powerball history, and reportedly the tenth largest in US lottery history.

by | June 13, 2017 | 05:53

Trump Jr. went on to say that his father was "vindicated" by Comey's testimony, which he called "basically ridiculous". There's no, 'Hey, I'm hoping.' You and I are friends: 'Hey, I hope this happens, but you've got to do your job.' That's what he told Comey.

by | June 13, 2017 | 05:27

Sessions is expected to face sharp questioning from his former Senate colleagues about his role in the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 election. Intelligence Committee members will also likely ask Sessions about a possible third undisclosed meeting with Kislyak that is now under investigation, according to media reports.

by | June 13, 2017 | 06:36

While Comey claimed that he leaked his memos in reply to a tweet , a statement by Trump's lawyer claimed the New York Times quoted the contents of Comey's memos long before the time frame of the referenced tweet. "We should stop talking about obstruction of justice ", Mr Dershowitz said, linking to an interview he gave to Fox News. Comey's calm demeanour and the release in advance of his written statement belie the seriousness of what has been alleged.