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United Kingdom opposition Labour Party says will seek to form minority government


In a pooled broadcast interview, Mrs May hinted she could be prepared to sacrifice them to appease her critics once she has completed her ministerial appointments. The border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is sure to be a hot topic. We don't know what the DUP will demand from the Tories in exchange for supporting them - perhaps just more cash for Northern Ireland, which would be no bad thing. Read More »

Iran arrests 7 suspects linked to Tehran attacks


Reportedly two guards, 10 government staffers and five civilians were killed in the attacks that simultaneously targeted the country's parliament and shrine of late founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini . The minister said the terrorist had fled the country after the attacks claimed by the Islamic State (IS) but did not reveal his identity or the country where he was killed. Read More »

If there are any Trump-Comey tapes, Congress wants them

He did say, under oath, that you told him to let the Flynn - you said you hoped the Flynn investigation, you could let - he could let go. Would Trump have any credibility, the Journal asked, if he had to lead during a global crisis? The two men met for the first time recently, at a summit where Trump blasted other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members for not paying their dues. Read More »

Trump's lawyer to file complaint against Comey for leaked memos

First off, as Comey is no longer a federal employee, it's not clear that the inspector general would have jurisdiction over him, but the real problem is that such a complaint could cause big problems for Trump. However, former FBI head James Comey stated that the remarks made by Trump administration after his firing by saying that the bureau was in disarray and that the workforce had lost confidence in its leader. Read More »

Britain's May seeks deal to cling to power


May's office said Saturday that the Democratic Unionist Party , which has 10 seats in Parliament, had agreed to a "confidence and supply" arrangement with the government. A deal between the government and the DUP could also unsettle the precarious balance between Northern Ireland's British loyalist and Irish nationalist parties, whose power-sharing administration in Belfast collapsed earlier this year. Read More »

Gas giant Qatar Petroleum says unaffected by Gulf crisis

Qatar has been in talks with Iran and Turkey to secure food and water supplies after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut links, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism. For its part, Qatar issued an overnight statement saying residents living in the country from those nations that severed ties would have "complete freedom" to stay despite the "hostile and tendentious campaigns" now targeting it. Read More »

Wounded May soldiers on as election shock complicates Brexit

In November 2015, the Northern Ireland Assembly voted in favour of same-sex marriage, but the DUP blocked the motion after controversially stating there was a " petition of concern". British Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip stand on the doorstep of 10 Downing Street, London , after addressing the press Friday, June 9, 2017 following an audience with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham. Read More »

Congressional Investigators Seek Tapes, Notes On Trump-Comey Conversations

Ahead of the hearing, Comey described his mounting discomfort in the weeks leading up to his dismissal as Trump pulled him aside in person and phoned to press him on the investigation. Much of the morning-after media coverage of the hearing centered on Comey's assertion that Trump asked him to let go the FBI's probe into former national security advisor Michael Flynn. Read More »

Middle East More arrests in Iran, mastermind of Tehran twin attacks killed


Bombers and gunmen killed 17 people in Iran's parliament and near the mausoleum of the Islamic Republic's founder, Ayatollah Khomeini , on Wednesday, in rare strikes on the capital that exacerbated regional tensions. President Hassan Rouhani, a pragmatist more open to contacts with the West, attended the funeral alongside other clerics and officials. The Tehran Security Council had convened an emergency meeting after two terror attacks occurred on the Iranian Parliament and Imam ... Read More »

Afghan commando kills 2 United States soldiers

Although military officials say the group is far smaller than it was at its height in 2015, an estimated 600 to 800 militants located mainly in remote mountainous areas continue to pose an ample threat to USA and Afghan troops. Citing the USA forces in Afghanistan, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) revealed that jihadists, primarily the Taliban, contest or control 40 percent of Afghanistan. Read More »

Mattis presses Beijing over N. Korea, South China Sea


This picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency ( KCNA ) on May 28, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C-in white shirt) watching the test of a new anti-aircraft guided weapon system organized by the Academy of National Defense Science. Read More »

May to form government with help of Democratic Unionist party


Some Conservative lawmakers called for May's joint chiefs of staff, Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy, to be sacked for their key role in the election campaign. The Prime Minister announced she was leaving the most senior members of her Cabinet team - including Philip Hammond and Boris Johnson - in place as she began forming a new administration. Read More »

May to form govt. despite Tory slide

Speaking outside Downing Street after meeting the Queen, May said she meant to form a government which could "provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this critical time for our country". We need a Brexiteer. Analysts say May's electoral debacle could reopen what had seemed largely a closed debate - both with pro-EU members of Parliament trying to take advantage of the prime minister's weakness and Euro-skeptic government ministers threatening her if she dares water down a Brexit deal. Read More »

Three men arrested in London on terror charges

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to discuss details of the case. Italian news reports say the London Bridge attacker who had been stopped in Italy en route to Syria previous year was subsequently listed in the European-wide intelligence-sharing system and was stopped at London's Stansted airport in January but let go. Read More »

Britain's May still in talks with DUP on power deal

I think she will have to go unfortunately. Her Downing Street office initially announced on Saturday that the "principles of an outline agreement" had been agreed with the DUP , only for the smaller party to contradict that account hours later. Read More »

British police identify two London attackers

He was investigated in 2015 but he was "prioritised in the lower echelons of our investigative work" and there was no evidence of "attack planning", police said . According to the mother of 22-year-old Zaghba, he became radicalised online, echoing concerns raised by British Prime Minister Theresa May that the internet can be fertile ground for breeding extremism. Read More »

Russian and Chinese leaders meet, hail their close ties


Coordinated efforts are needed to fight the menace of terrorism , including radicalisation, recruitment, training and financing of terrorists, Modi said in a veiled message to Pakistan, whose Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was among the leaders present at the Summit. Read More »

Two of the London Bridge/Borough Market attackers from Barking - third man named

The force says formal identification has not yet taken place, but Xavier Thomas' next of kin have been informed. If confirmed, Thomas would be the eighth person killed in the vehicle and knife attack. Reaction to the attack has dominated the final days of campaigning before Thursday's general election, with opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and others criticizing May for cutting police numbers by roughly 20,000 during her tenure as home secretary. Read More »

Three fishermen killed after ship from Panama hits boat off Kochi coast


The injured fishermen had been admitted to various hospitals here and the condition of two of them was stated to be serious. The accident happened in the Arabian Sea about 20 nautical miles away from Puthuvype, Kochi . The ship had begun its voyage from the Eilat port in Israel. Fishermen said Amber L switched off all lights on board to flee from the site but the Coast Guard and the Indian Navy identified it and took it into custody. Read More »

House Intelligence Committee asks White House for any Comey tapes

Trump, by his own account, fired Comey because of the investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and agents of the Russian government. "We will leave it to the appropriate authorities to determine whether (these) leaks should be investigated along with all those others being investigated", Kasowitz added. Read More »

Trump berates Qatar as Gulf stand-off escalates

The Turkish intervention is in marked contrast to the role of the U.S. president Donald Trump who on Friday threw his weight explicitly behind the actions of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, accusing Qatar of being "historically ... Read More »

Britain's May seeks deal with N.Ireland party to cling to power

Professor Matthew Goodwin, a politics and worldwide relations expert at the University of Kent, had claimed Labour would not win 38 per cent of the vote in Thursday's poll. Mr Johnson said: "Mail on Sunday tripe - I am backing Theresa May". Bloodied by an election gamble that backfired and triggered calls for her resignation, May on Friday stood by her vow to form Britain's next government and lead the country out of the European Union. Read More »

Kabul bombing: Death toll rises to 150

The conference, labelled the " Kabul Process ", aims to build worldwide support for peace. The explosion killed more than 150 people and wounded more than 450. Abdullah's mainly Tajik Jamiat party has felt betrayed by the way what they understood as a power sharing accord has produced a government dominated by Ghani and other powerful Pashtuns such as National Security Adviser Atmar. Read More »

Cong leader triggers row by equating Army chief with 'sadak ka


Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday reiterated Kashmiri youth were being "brainwashed" through a "disinformation campaign" and stressed on the need for better technology to fight militancy. Presently, women are only being recruited into selective areas of the army like medical, legal, educational, signals and engineering wings. In the previous year, a major step forward was taken and Bhawana Kanth, Avani Chaturvedi and Mohana Singh became the first women fighter pilots of our country ... Read More »

Who are the DUP and what will they want from the Tories?


May said she intends to work with what she called her "friends and allies" in Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party to provide "stability". "What the country needs now more than ever is certainty", May said. But it later disclosed that no deal had been finalised and talks on the arrangement will continue during the week as Mrs May desperately tries to shore up her position after losing her Commons majority in the election. Read More »

2 aides exit as pressure on British PM Theresa May mounts


May had called for the early election in April in an attempt to strengthen her position as Britain prepares to leave the European Union. British Prime MinisterTheresa May confirmed Friday afternoon she will form a Westminster government, helped by members of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). Read More »

Trump says Obamacare in 'death spiral,' urges Congress to act

The United States has spent trillions in the Middle East, he said. Trump delivered his speech at the Rivertowne Marina with the Ohio River in the background. Before the speech, Trump met aboard Air Force One with a pair of families the White House said are "victims" of the Obama-era health care law that the president and congressional Republicans want to repeal and replace. Read More »

Comey Says Bill Clinton-Loretta Lynch Meeting Prompted Hillary Clinton Reveal

Nancy Pelosi implied that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch's downplaying of the Hillary Clinton private server scandal was not "such a big deal". And that's what happened. He explained that "we had a criminal investigation open at the time, so that gave me a queasy feeling". And so that concerned me because that language tracked the way the campaign was talking about FBI's work and that's concerning. Read More »

Eighth person killed in London attack found in Thames river

His parents - Moroccan father, Italian mother - lived together in the North African country for a time. With that, 17 people have now been arrested in connection with the attack on Saturday that killed eight people and wounded several. It is thought he was hit and thrown into the river by a speeding van which ploughed into pedestrians walking on the bridge. Italian newspapers have reported that Zaghba, born in Fez, Morocco, was stopped at Bologna airport in 2016 whilst attempting to ... Read More »

Congress criticises Shivraj Chouhan's inability to control farmers' protest


Mandsaur has been facing a tense situation with farmers protesting over their demands for remunerative prices for their produce and a farm loan waiver not being met. "We are going to buy the farm produce and give profitable prices for it", he assured. Earlier yesterday, Chouhan, who began his indefinite hunger strike, asserted that he would not let the state engulf in violence and would ensure that peace returns. Read More »

Iran makes more arrests in connection with deadly Tehran attacks

The Intelligence Ministry on Thursday identified the five perpetrators as Iranian nationals named Abu Jihad, Qayyum, Fereydoun, Seryas and Ramin. He spoke out at length against Shiites and promised further attacks. As the funerals took place, Iranian authorities continued a widening crackdown. It says dozens of people have been detained. Last August, the government announced it had executed a number of Kurdish Islamic extremists from a group known as Towhid and Jihad after convicting them of ... Read More »