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Donald Trump Jr.: There's 'no ambiguity' in my father's orders

After he was sacked, Comey said a threatening Trump tweet that hinted there were secret tapes of their conversations prompted him to ask a friend, Daniel Richman, to share the content of the memos with the New York Times . There are also odds of 7/2 that he'll be out at some point during 2018, 8/1 for a 2019 exit and 16/1 that he'll still be in the White House come 2020. Read More »

Mandsaur violence: CM Chouhan vows to solve farmers' issues


As the state of Madhya Pradesh , led by its Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, still struggles to end the prevailing farmer unrest, a picture by a Hindi daily showing an elderly woman being beaten up by police has gone viral. Adding that he was in pain with the grief of state farmers and it prompted him to go on fast, the Chief Minister said that further steps will be taken up for the welfare of farmers. Read More »

Farmers protest: Shivraj Singh Chouhan continues fast for 2nd day


The farmers in Madhya Pradesh have been on strike since June 1 to press their demand for loan waivers and fair price for their produce. The occasion turned a show of unity in BJP with senior party leaders, both loyalists and dissidents, seen congratulating him for breaking his 28-hour-long fast, even as state women and child development minister Maya Singh offered a glass of coconut water to Mr Chouhan's wife to end her fast. Read More »

UK prime minister makes Cabinet appointments


The DUP said the "talks so far have been positive", adding: "Discussions will continue next week to work on the details and to reach agreement on arrangements for the new Parliament ". A latest YouGov poll for "The Sunday Times" revealed that voters, by a margin of 48 per cent to 38 per cent, believe the Prime Minister should resign and for the first time Corbyn has drawn level with May on the question of who would be the best Prime Minister. Read More »

4 takeaways from James Comey's testimony


Comey admitted that Trump did not order him in so many words to stop investigating Russian meddling in last year's presidential election. That appears to directly contradict what Trump said during a Friday news conference, when he insisted, " I didn't say that " when he was asked about that portion of Comey's testimony . Read More »

MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan Ends 'Fast For Peace' After 28 Hours


The Chief Minister, who was on fast amid the ongoing farmers' crisis in his state, broke the fast by drinking coconut water. As a result, CM Chouhan went on a "fast for peace' on Saturday". Chouhan told a gathering at BHEL's Dussehra Maidan here, the venue of his fast. Mandsaur, the epicentre of farmers' protest, had been on the boil since last week. Read More »

Oberlin council pledges to adhere to Paris accord standards


David Ige signed two bills yesterday (June 6) that will implement portions of the agreement. The momentum of existing climate-change efforts and the availability natural gas, wind and solar power mean those loyal to the Paris accord in the USA will have an easier time , with emissions expected to fall overall for years, said Robert Perciasepe with the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, who worked with Bloomberg's group on the climate pledge . Read More »

New photos show flat tires on Tiger Woods' car during DUI arrest

A new video circulating in America shows the dashcam footage of legendary golf player Tiger Woods' arrest . His claim was supported by two breath tests showing Woods' blood alcohol content to be zero, according to the police report . He had difficulty tying his shoes, stumbled asked to when walk a straight line and recited the alphabet with difficulty. However, the 41-year-old was said to have had "extremely slow and slurred speech", while his attitude towards officers was described as ... Read More »

Qatar hires Bush attorney general John Ashcroft for 'crisis response'

The decision to hire of Ashcroft, who also previously served as a Missouri senator, comes after the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and several other Mid-East states accused Qatar of supporting terrorist efforts in the region. The coordinated move suggests the Gulf states are seeking to lessen the humanitarian impact of their surprise June 5 severing of ties with Qatar, in retaliation for what they call its support for terrorism and their regional foe Iran. Read More »

Sen. Sullivan: Intercept Test Sends Clear Message to North Korea


North Korea warned Wednesday it was prepared to launch intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) at any time, as the U.S. successfully tested a system created to intercept them. "According to the agency's press release, this is the first test of the USA homeland missile defense system against a 'complex, threat-representative [intercontinental ballistic missile] ICBM target". Read More »

Theresa May's two key aides quit following election


In a statement confirming his departure, Timothy said: "Clearly, the general election result was a huge disappointment". The election results came just 10 days before Brexit negotiations are set to begin on June 19 - hurting May's chances at the " hard Brexit " she has pushed for. Read More »

United Nations agency blasts Hamas after tunnel found under schools

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon submitted a letter of protest to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the UN Security Council, urging them to label Hamas a terrorist organization and " safeguard " the UNRWA, as well as other agencies " from abuse by terrorist organizations ". Read More »

Boris Johnson stresses loyalty to UK PM May in leaked text - ITV


A confidence and supply deal would mean the DUP backing the government on its budget and confidence motions, but could potentially lead to other issues being decided on a vote-by-vote basis. Mr Johnson said the public were sick of elections, adding: 'I think they have had enough of this stuff, I think what they want is for the politicians to get on, deliver Brexit and deliver on their priorities, and Theresa May is by far the best person, she is the best-placed person, to deliver that'. Read More »

SNP Deputy Leader Angus Robertson loses his seat


Other prominent nationalists who have lost their seats are Mike Weir, who had represented Angus in the House of Commons since 2001, and Tasmina Ahmed-Sheik, who lost the Ochil and South Perthshire seat to the Tories . While in the a whole the election has been about whether Prime Minister Theresa May could unite the country behind her Brexit vision and trounce Labour , in Scotland the political dynamic is different and the question was whether the nationalists have peaked. Read More »

'Dead woman walking': UK's Theresa May clings to power


Theresa May was left eight seats short of an overall majority in the general election this week . "There's an very bad lot of issues around Brexit that need to be discussed with other parties", she told Sky News on Saturday. May had called the election to build upon her majority; instead, the party lost it. Cable, beaten in the 2015 election, regained a parliamentary seat in Thursday's general election , which ended with the Conservatives being forced to form a minority government. Read More »

Iran: Attack Mastermind Dead, More Suspects Arrested


Alavi also added that the safe house used by the five terrorists who carried out the attacks in Tehran was discovered by security forces and the brother of one the terrorists, who according to the minister was even more risky, was caught by the intelligence forces. Read More »

British leader reaches tentative deal to shore up rule

In order to do this, Prime Minister May sided with the DUP to get across the line. It turned out to be a neat metaphor of the specific disarray that the prime minister found herself in on the morning after her ill-advised snap election. Read More »

British police name third suspect in London Bridge attack


He dressed in the religious gown of a conservative Muslim - with a tracksuit and sneakers underneath. The three suspected attackers were killed by police. Zaghba, Butt and Redouane drove a hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge at 21:58 BST before stabbing people in the area around Borough Market . Read More »

Congress provoked farmers to resort to violence: Mandsaur MP


Besides, Agricultural Costs and Marketing Commission would also be set up to ensure remunerative prices of farm produce. A day ahead of launching his fast, Chouhan, whose government had came under fire over the farmer deaths, had said that the agitation had turned "anarchic", and had appealed to farmers to come to Dussehra Maidan and have a dialogue with him. Read More »

London Bridge attack latest: Third terrorist named as Youssef Zaghba


Political leaders on Tuesday continued to question why authorities failed to apprehend Khuram B., one of the suspects in Saturday's attack , after police announced he was known to security services and MI5, Britain's domestic spy agency. Zaghba had been "technically" resident in Italy for about a year when he helped the other two carry out the London attack, sources said. At present it is still heavily engaged in investigations into the Manchester bombing as well as the London attacks. Read More »

Senators to ask about Trump pushback on Russian Federation investigation


Meantime, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats is stepping around reports that President Trump asked him to intervene in the FBI's Russian Federation investigation. This morning at 10:00 ET we are liveblogging the Senate Intelligence Committee's hearing on Section 702 , the provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act set to sunset at the end of this year. Read More »

Tense Kabul under lockdown after deadly protest clashes

Alam Ezadyar's son, Salim, who was killed in Friday's violent clashes between Afghan police and protesters, who were calling for more security and the resignation of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's government. The dead also included Afghan security guards at facilities including the U.S. Embassy. On Saturday, security forces were seen blocking roads in central parts of the city amid fears of more protests. Read More »

Afghan soldier kills 3 US service members

A U.S. official said that the soldiers were shot by an Afghan commando in what is being called an "insider attack" because the shooter belonged to a military force that is considered an ally of the U.S. They include about 8.4 thousand American soldiers and officers who train Afghan units and act as military advisers. The Achin district , where the attack is believed to have occurred, is described as an ISIS and Taliban stronghold. Read More »

Kabul Hit by Worst Attack Since Last July, Scores Dead


The victims appeared mainly to have been Afghan civilians. Windows in the Indian Embassy were also shattered but all staff were reported to be safe . The White House on Wednesday condemned the suicide bomb attack that took place in Kabul , Afghanistan, killing at least 90 people and injuring hundreds more, including USA citizens. Read More »

What is Hillary Clinton thinking?


While she reiterated her complaints against former FBI Director James Comey , the Russians, and the Trump campaign, she shockingly took aim at an unlikely target: The Democratic Party. "I have a lot of sympathy at this point... for people trying to make these decisions", she said. Oh, and she also believes she lost because of the supposed misogyny of Donald Trump supporters. Read More »

Qatar Airways profits $540 million, braces for Gulf crisis


The NHRC said the siege of Qatar constitutes global human rights crime and is not only a gross violation of the rights of Gulf citizens (both Qatari and non-Qatari), but also the rights of expat residents in Qatar. "Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain are toying with the lives of thousands of Gulf residents as part of their dispute with Qatar, splitting up families and destroying peoples' livelihoods and education", Amnesty International said on Friday. Read More »

Theresa May FINALLY says she's SORRY after general election shock

May campaigned to get a larger majority, but now Britain has a hung Parliament , meaning that no party has enough seats to form a government . 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 . Read More »

Democrat to grill US Attorney General Sessions on Comey firing


Sen. Susan Collins of ME says Trump had a chance to settle the matter when he held a news conference Friday at the White House, but he didn't. Trump also said he would "100 percent" be willing to testify under oath that he didn't demand a pledge of personal loyalty from Comey. Read More »

Prime Minister's Seat: Theresa May battles for survival

May's party won 318 seats, eight short of the 326 they needed for an outright majority. Labour were resurgent in their heartlands and further afield, capturing 262 seats and 40% of the vote - its highest since ex-PM Tony Blair was in power. Read More »