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British PM May could lose majority in June 8 election - YouGov projection

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YouGov based this on 50,000 interviews and concluded the Conservatives would win 310 seats, down from the 331 seats won in 2015 and short of the 326 needed for a majority. Such a result would cause a "hung parliament" with no party having overall control and throw Britain back into the era of coalition government. Betting markets give a more than 80-percent probability of May winning an overall majority, though betting markets were wrong ahead of the unexpected Brexit result in the June ... Read More »

What we know about the Philippines resort attack and how it unfolded

The attacker was shot and wounded by security guards, and retreated into the hotel room where he doused a bed he was lying on in gasoline and shot himself, according to Stephen Reilly, the resort's Chief Operating Officer. The man ransacked a room and stole gaming chips, Philippines National Police Chief Ronald Dela Rosa said. Police said the gunman was tall with a pale complexion and spoke English. Read More »

Could executive privilege block Comey testimony?

Now he personally might become a part of the probe, as investigators consider whether Trump obstructed justice in firing him or in interacting with him before his dismissal. However, Comey may not say much, since the Russian Federation investigation is ongoing, and he had to clear his appearance with the special counsel now leading the probe, former FBI Director Robert Mueller , to avoid impeding the investigation. Read More »

Bloomberg says U.S. does not need Washington to fulfil Paris agreement

Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas said Mrs May's "slow and timid" response to the United States announcement was another sign of her weakness. Despite the decision by the United States, the second biggest polluter after China , to pull out of the deal, many analysts suggest the shift to a low carbon economy is now unstoppable, with renewable prices tumbling and new clean technology being developed and deployed. Read More »

Oil Prices Under Pressure From Rising OPEC Supplies

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USA drivers used 9.82 million barrels of gasoline a day, in the week ended just before the Memorial Day weekend, up from 9.7 million barrels in the week earlier. Weinberg believes the market may be disappointed, and that crude prices will fall back to $50. West Africa's total loadings for Asia are expected to slip to 1.995 million bpd, down from 2.084 million bpd in May, but above the June 2016 level of 1.647 million bpd. Read More »

Penguins Down Predators in Game 2

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Yes, they have been the better team. The Predators have to stick with him for Game 3 but Rinne's sub-par play has become the series' top storyline. Teams that win Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final have gone on to also win the Stanley Cup 74 percent of the time since it went to a best-of-seven format in 1939. Read More »

Russian Federation investigation: US Congress issues subpoenas

Earlier Tuesday, the AP reported, citing a congressional aide, that the House intelligence committee had subpoenaed Cohen. Flynn has yet to be subpoenaed to interview with or testify before the Senate committee, the source said. The diplomat's calls were recorded as part of routine USA intelligence monitoring of ranking foreign officials, and the Justice Department warned the White House that Flynn could be blackmailed for his statements about those contacts. Read More »

61 mayors adopt Paris climate accord after U.S. pulls out

They both appeared on Fox News' "Fox & Friends". That's not to say Trump's decision will have no effect. He said the deal would have cost taxpayers billions of dollars. Kerry said the president lied to the American people and put America "last", not first, and made the country an "environmental pariah" to the world. Read More »

Trump, after House panel subpoenas, backs probing Obama administration

Pelosi says Rep. Devin Nunes should not be issuing subpoenas because he stepped aside from the investigation after being criticized for being too close to the White House. Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied leading efforts to interfere in last year's USA election. At the beginning of April, Democrats were accusing Nunes of coordinating with the Trump White House to derail the House Russia probe. Read More »

Peduto issues executive order committing Pittsburgh to climate change

While Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said he did not think Trump's decision would prompt Russian Federation to rethink its own stance, the Kremlin suggested the withdrawal could be fatal to the pact. Still, Bush made the broad and public case for US leadership in worldwide cooperation, even as his policies in Iraq and Afghanistan frayed some American alliances. Read More »

Dozens dead in Manila casino after gunman sets fire to tables

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A group affiliated with the Islamic State had earlier said "lone wolf soldiers" were behind the attack , but Philippine authorities said the only person shot was a guard who wounded himself by accident, the Associated Press reported. The gunman, whom dela Rosa described as "white, with a mustache", about 6 feet tall and English speaking, fled the gambling area and barged into a room on the 5th floor of Maxims Hotel, which is part of the Resorts World complex. Read More »

House Intel Committee Approves Subpoenas For Flynn, Cohen

Flynn is under investigation in the ongoing probe into allegations of collusion between US President Donald Trump's associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election . But a senior committee aide said he could not confirm that those subpoenas had been issued, and he added that if they had been, it was not with the agreement of the Democratic members of the panel or as part of the committee's Russian Federation probe. Read More »

Putin: Syria chemical attack was provocation against Assad

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday rejected suggestions that elections anywhere could be manipulated by hackers, and denied that his government had ever done it or would do so. "It's easier to say, 'It's not our fault, it's all - it's the Russians, they intervened. they interfered, '" he said. "I'm deeply convinced that no hackers can radically influence another country's election campaign". Read More »

Sean Spicer weighs in on 'covfefe,' continues to baffle America

The president last week hired NY attorney Marc Kasowitz as his outside counsel for federal investigations into whether Trump associates colluded with Russian Federation in the 2016 presidential campaign. Sean Spicer , whose head has been on the chopping block since his first rocky debut back in January, simply abandoned any shred of realism Tuesday for a fairytale version of Trump's overseas trip that was nauseatingly, indeed laughably, gushy. Read More »

Manchester attacker bought most bomb parts himself: United Kingdom police

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Investigators have been attempting to piece together Abedi's movements between when he arrived back in Manchester from Libya on 18 May, and the bombing four days later. Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said "military personnel will remain in readiness to support the police, should it be necessary". Police officers stood on guard at the entrance to the Viridor site and also at a public footpath around it. Read More »

Putin: Russia doesn't hack but "patriotic" individuals might

Addressing the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) here in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin , he said India has traditionally been respecting the nature and desisted from exploiting it. "This situation needs to be thoroughly assessed ", TASS news agency quoted Putin as saying. With particular scorn, Putin scoffed at the USA focus on the Russian ambassador's contacts with members of Trump's team, saying that the envoy was merely doing his job. Read More »

Army: Palestinian woman attacks soldier with knife

A Palestinian terrorist stabbed an IDF soldier at the entrance to the Israeli community of Mavoh Dotan in Samaria . Israel is set to approve more than two thousand settlement units in the West Bank, just days after President Donald Trump visited the country in a bid to pave the way for peace negotiations with the Palestinians. Read More »

James Comey to testify in Senate hearing on Russian Federation

The open hearing will be followed by a closed session at 1 p.m. (5 p.m. GMT). Allegations that Russian Federation may have helped Trump win the 2016 presidential election and questions about possible collusion by members of his campaign are being investigated by several US congressional committees as well as by the Justice Department . Read More »

'People can see climate change now, they understand it'

The president of the World Coal Association, Benjamin Sporton, told Reuters that he had mixed feelings about Trump's announcement, adding he was eager to see a United States policy that actively promotes a place for coal in the global energy mix. Read More »

Afghanistan Blames Haqqani Network in Pakistan for Deadly Kabul Bombing

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Wednesday's blast was the latest in a string of attacks in Kabul . "The attack will surely impact ties between the two (Afghanistan, Pakistan ) countries", Siddiqui told India Today. The blast also damaged the building of the Kazakh Embassy in Kabul . At least 11 United States citizens were injured in a massive suicide bomb blast in Kabul , Afghanistan, on Wednesday, according to several U.S. Read More »

Europe and China Will 'Forge Ahead' on Climate Action Without the US

Looking back at her decades of experience with climate talks, Merkel said she was "touched and delighted" about how many countries, companies and other players, including in the USA, pledged support after Trump's announcement. By passing up the opportunity to shock the globe by keeping America in the Paris climate accord Donald Trump has, once and for all, surrendered any claim he might have had to being "the leader of the free world". Read More »

With wind in sails, Corbyn wins hearts in Brexit town

Corbyn , who wants to raise corporation tax, and taxes on the wealthiest 5% to fund more spending on social and health care, education and welfare. Delivering his own Brexit message yesterday, Mr Corbyn said the Tories' Brexit strategy would cause a "jobs meltdown" and mocked the United Kingdom government's lead Brexit ministers for their claims that the NHS would get £350 million after the United Kingdom left the EU. Read More »

India committed to Paris climate deal, says Narendra Modi in Russia

In comments to reporters at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, Putin likened hackers to "artists", who could act on behalf of Russian Federation if they felt its interests were being threatened. "It's quite easy to do technologically", he said. Mr.Modi further said that it was a momentous occasion at the cemetary of the World War Second, where he offered tributes to the martyrs including the brother of the President Putin. Read More »

Putin: Russia struck no secret agreements with Trump team

Speaking at a meeting with senior editors of leading worldwide news agencies, Putin also alleged that some evidence pointing at Russian hackers' participation in cyberattacks - he didn't specify which - could have been falsified in an attempt to smear Russia . Read More »

James Comey Will Testify Before Senate

Democrats will also try to press Comey on reports that alleged Trump had asked the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director about his loyalty to him. The White House has denied that a "conversation of that nature occurred". If the White House did block Comey, it would also spark a political outcry and perhaps damage Trump even more than any unflattering testimony. Read More »

Hamas Angry at President Trump for calling it a Terrorist Organization

The announcement comes just days after Netanyahu personally greeted US President Donald Trump on his first visit to Israel . But while Mr Trump spoke in generalities about the goal, Mr Abbas laid out the specifics of Palestinian demands - which all have been supported by the Arabs and rejected by Israel through decades of unsuccessful peace negotiations shepherded by American presidents. Read More »

May and Corbyn clash over Brexit ordeal

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But the voters had not. The exit poll was right, of course - the polling throughout was flawed. Their poll lead shrank. A British general election initially billed as being "the most important since the war" has turned out to be about nothing in particular. Read More »

Putin hosts Modi at Russia's economic showcase

Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday. "If they (hackers) are patriotically-minded, they start to make their own contribution to what they believe is the good fight against those who speak badly about Russian Federation". Putin also noted that Russian Federation is open to implementing business projects and cooperating on issues of global economic development. USA intelligence agencies have accused Russian Federation of hacking into Democratic Party emails, helping Trump's ... Read More »

May, Corbyn clash over Brexit plans

Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is now London's favorite candidate for the British prime minister as his party has opened a 17-point lead over the ruling Conservatives in the capital, according to a newly released poll. In a particularly heated exchange with Home Secretary Amber Rudd , who quipped that the Labour leader's economics presumed the existence of a "money tree", Corbyn argued that the Conservatives are out of touch with the needs of the most vulnerable. Read More »