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Trump's lawyer 'not going to speculate' on special counsel's future


York's case overlooks that Mueller , who was appointed as Federal Bureau of Investigation director in 2001 by Republican President George W. Bush, is widely respected on both sides of the aisle and was viewed as an impeccable choice by no less than Newt Gingrich at the time of his selection as special counsel last month. Read More »

Curfew-Like Restrictions In Parts Of Kashmir Valley


Srinagar city is under curfew and with a large number of CRPF personnel and policemen deployed in the state capital. Mughal Road, also in south Kashmir, which passes through Shopian and is an alternate fair-weather roadway connecting Jammu with the Valley, has also been closed for traffic from Bafliaz towards Srinagar , the official said. Read More »

Trump's lawyer Marc Kasowitz rejects James Comey's allegations

In his testimony to Congress on Thursday, Mr Comey laid bare on Capitol Hill months of distrust of the president , asserting that Mr Trump had fired him to interfere with the probe of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign. "That's exactly what it looks like to me", said Matt Whitaker, a former USA attorney and executive director of the ethics watchdog the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, asked if the reported Kasowitz complaint was a public relations move. Read More »

Merkel says EU is 'ready to start Brexit negotiations'

The pound has dropped from $1.2950 before the result of the election, which left no party with a majority. "One year after their referendum, we still don't know the British position in the negotiations on Brexit and it seems hard to predict when we will because democracy often requires time", she said. Read More »

PM Theresa May reaches 'outline' power deal after election fiasco

The main opposition Labour Party surpassed expectations by winning 262. WhenMs May was voted leader of the party past year, she was hailed as a pragmatist and called herself a "bloody hard woman" - qualities that the party then believed would make her the ideal leader to guide Britain through the change. Read More »

UK: DUP agrees to 'confidence and supply' deal to support Conservatives

A few hours after the two stepped down, May named former Housing Minister Gavin Barwell, who lost his seat in Thursday's election, as her new chief of staff. Sky News reported that Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ) would back her, allowing the Conservatives to reach the 326 seats needed for a parliamentary majority. Read More »

President Trump Says He's 100% Willing to Testify Under Oath

And now for some rare kind words about members of Congress: Overall, the senators questioning Comey behaved in a manner that could be described by such last-century terms as "bipartisan" and "patriotic". Collins says Comey's motivation "may have been a good one", but says Comey should have given that document to the Senate committee. During nearly three hours of statements Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey described himself as "stunned" by Trump's "very ... Read More »

London attack death toll rises to eight


In a statement Tuesday, authorities said they arrested a 27-year-old man Tuesday morning. The announcement came a day after London's Metropolitan Police Service named two other men as attackers: 27-year-old Khuram Sharzad Butt, a British citizen born in Pakistan , and 30-year-old Rachid Redouane , who "claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan". Read More »

Winning ticket sold in California for $448M Powerball jackpot

Saturday's jackpot is the seventh-largest in Powerball's history, according to the California lottery . The numbers revealed just after 11 p.m. were 32, 26, 20, 38 and 58, with a Powerball 3. Matthew Alberre , the store owner, told NBC News "it's a very good feeling to be the winning store", adding that many locals have been coming in to buy extra lottery tickets. Read More »

Israel settlement plans 'challenge' to Trump: Palestinians


Palestinians want a state in the West Bank and Gaza with East Jerusalem as their capital. Netanyahu has said he still supports a two-state solution, but peace advocates allege his actions show otherwise. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley was to address the Council later in the day and expected to signal that the United States might withdraw unless reforms were ushered in including a removal of what it sees as an "anti-Israel bias". Read More »

All three London Bridge attackers named


Zaghba, whose Italian mother lives near the city of Bologna, was stopped at the airport there in 2016 when he was trying to fly to Turkey, city prosecutor Giuseppe Amato told broadcaster Radio24. Police have not identified the third attacker. Specialist officers have been searching the river since the night of the attack. British media reported that a dozen Molotov cocktails were discovered in the back of the van that mowed down pedestrians that night. Read More »

North Korea blasts United States over 'selfish' climate withdrawal

J. Kalani English, who introduced the bill, said the measure "gives us legal basis to continue adaptation and mitigation strategies for Hawai'i, despite the Federal government's withdrawal from the treaty". Warning of a "dangerous ideological trend" that had emerged in the USA with Trump's election, North Korea warned other nations not to follow suit. He also signed HB 1578 , which creates a Carbon Farming Task Force to ID agricultural and aquacultural practices in improving soil health and ... Read More »

Manchester evacuation as bomb team investigate auto in Rusholme


A bomb-disposal team was called out and the auto was removed. Security footage has shown him walking alone in parts of the city with a blue plastic suitcase investigators believe he used to ferry components for the bomb. The attack at Grande's concert last week killed 22 people and injured dozens of others, many of them teenagers. The star spent time with youngsters at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital in a surprise appearance ahead of a benefit concert tomorrow. Read More »

Theresa May says she'll remain PM despite calls to go


Rachel Sheard, who was casting her vote near the site of Saturday's attack in London, said the election had not gone as expected - and that it certainly wasn't about Brexit. But the uncertain outcome is more evidence that after the populist surges that produced Brexit and President Donald Trump - and the centrist fightbacks led by Germany's Angela Merkel and France's Emmanuel Macron - politics remains volatile and unpredictable. Read More »

Theresa May's aides victims of Tory 'fury' over botched campaign


Senior members of British Prime Minister Theresa May's government rallied to her defense Monday amid doubts over her ability to remain in power following a disastrous election result . In other developments , US President Donald Trump's planned state visit has been postponed after he told May that he did not want to come if there were likely to be large-scale protests, the Guardian reported yesterday. Read More »

Qatar dismisses terrorism list as 'baseless'

Trump did not call for an easing of the blockade, despite the large US military presence in Qatar. Reuters reported that Iran immediately blamed Donald Trump , who visited the Saudi capital, Riyadh, last month. It wasn't immediately clear how Qatar, which hosts some 10,000 USA troops, might respond to Trump's critique. The Qatari Embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Read More »

Populists' surge in Italy stops in voting for Italy's mayors


If confirmed, the result could undermine the group's hopes of winning national elections, which must be held by May 2018, and suggest that it is losing steam. The collapse of that accord seems to have reduced the chances of a snap election in the autumn, but the broad coalition backing Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni is fragile and analysts say an early vote still can not be ruled out. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn: 'I can still be prime minister'


May no longer has enough MPs for a majority in parliament , and dispatched chief whip Gavin Williamson to Belfast for talks with the DUP in the aftermath of the vote. "I just can't see how she can continue in any long-term way". There were media reports that Johnson and other leading party members were weighing party leadership challenges. Read More »

Police identifies third attacker of London attack


However, Italy put him on a list of people considered "at risk", as a potential "foreign fighter" and informed both British and Moroccan authorities of his movements, the paper said. There were moving scenes at London Bridge, where Londoners looked on in tears over a sea of floral tributes to the victims of Saturday night's attack. Read More »

Theresa May to Form Minority Government After Election Debacle


Mays' future as leader and head of the Conservative Party is being openly questioned after her call to hold a snap election backfired. She would then be called upon to prove her majority on the floor of the House of Commons possibly after the Queen's address is through (on 19 June). Read More »

Donald Trump slams James Comey after accusations on lying

Comey's firing on May 9 set off a political firestorm, raising suspicions among Democrats and others that the White House was trying to blunt the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe. "We know how to fight and we will never give up", Trump added. In a joint press conference with the president of Romania in the Rose Garden on Friday, President Donald Trump doubled down on his lawyer's claim that defenestrated FBI Director James Comey was wrong in his testimony before the ... Read More »

Theresa May to finalise cabinet amid DUP talks

Three government officials told Bloomberg that means she'll be unable to force through her vision of a clean break with the European Union. Several Conservative lawmakers have warned she can not carry on indefinitely, after throwing away a 17-seat majority in the 650-seat House of Commons. Read More »

Britain's PM May to face party lawmakers after election disaster

May announced the Conservatives and the DUP had worked out a working arrangement that would be enough to buoy her government, by giving May a narrow working majority of just two with her own 318 MPs plus the 10 DUP politicians. The deal could see May accept some DUP policy proposals in exchange for their support, similar to the Labour-Liberal Democrat alliance in 1977. Many critics, including Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, have expressed concerns over the DUP's stances ... Read More »

Vindicates self, proclaims 'Comey is a leaker — Trump Friday Twitter


Also in his testimony , Comey revealed that he'd orchestrated the public release of information about his private conversations with the president in an effort to further the investigation. Trump met with Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov the day after Comey was sacked and said that a "great pressure" around the investigation had been "taken off". Read More »

Qatar begins shipping cargo through Oman to bypass Gulf rift

Iran earlier sent five aircraft carrying food products to Qatar , as well as three ships carrying 350 tonnes of food. This will come as a relief to the more than 11,000 people from Saudi Arabia , the UAE and Bahrain living in Qatar . Outside the restrictions caused by the diplomatic row, the airline said it continues to operate the rest of its network as scheduled, making day-to-day adjustments for operational and commercial efficiencies. Read More »

Eight more arrested over Tehran terror attacks


On Wednesday morning, Iran's parliament and the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Revolution, were targeted by two simultaneous gun and suicide bomb assaults. The terrorist group of Daesh (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the fatal attacks in Tehran. Meanwhile, Prosecutor General of Alborz province, north of Tehran, Ahmad Fazelian said that eight of the logistical agents of the Wednesday Tehran attacks have been detained in the province. Read More »

C narayana reddy passes away


His invaluable contribution will be remembered for ever, Naidu said adding that as a parliamentarian, Dr Reddy gave many constructive suggestions in Rajya Sabha . "Nannu Dochukumduvate Vannela Dorasani" is one of the popular songs from the film. Reddy started writing when he was young, and was also known to have shined a light pm the Telugu folk tradition of Burrakatha, an oral story telling technique. Read More »

Democratic Unionist Party agree 'confidence deal' with Conservatives

May said Brexit talks would begin on June 19 as scheduled, the same day as the formal reopening of parliament. There was confusion over the status of the deal overnight after Number 10 had said it was agreed in principle, but was contradicted by the DUP which said an agreement was yet to be finalised. Read More »

Congress to relaunch 'National Herald' today

Rahul Gandhi was on Thursday detained by police in Neemuch district bordering Rajasthan when he tried to defy ban orders enforced in Mandsaur district. Quoting a Soviet poet, he said when truth is being silenced, thenthe truth becomes a lie. "Dalits are beaten, minorities threatened", the Congress vice president said in Bengaluru . Read More »

United Kingdom leader May strikes tentative deal with Northern Ireland party

The DUP is a socially conservative pro-British Protestant group that opposes abortion and same-sex marriage and once appointed an environment minister who believes human-driven climate change is a myth. Some senior Tories had made the removal of Hill and Timothy a condition for continuing to support May, who has vowed to remain prime minister. May also reappointed an old adversary - Michael Gove, a former rival for the Conservative leadership whom May fired from the Cabinet when she took ... Read More »