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Democratic senator calls for Lynch investigation after Comey testimony

Comey believes that any of his interactions with the president rise to the level of obstruction of justice", McCain said in a statement after his questioning. Former FBI Director James Comey launched into his testimony with a combative tone, accusing the administration of lying about its reasons for firing him and damaging the agency in the process. Read More »

Qatar's Foreign Minister Denounces 'Unfair,' 'llegal' Sanctions

Qatar's finance minister expressed confidence in the country's ability to economically weather a diplomatic dispute with a group of countries that cut relations last week. Saudi Arabia has closed the Qatari peninsula's only land border, threatening imports of both fresh food and raw materials needed to complete a US$200 billion (RM853.01 billion) infrastructure project for the 2022 football World Cup. Read More »

Ministers to demand softer Brexit as Cabinet meets for first time

The Conservatives won more seats than any other party with 317, but not enough to form a majority government, so are looking to be propped up by the Democratic Unionist Party, with talks continuing over the coming days. After a tumultuous week for the Tories, Theresa May seems to be treading carefully with her post-election cabinet reshuffle. May on Sunday said the new line-up brought in "talent from across the whole of the Conservative Party". Read More »

May seen fighting for survival after election failure

The British pound tumbled against the USA dollar GBP= and the euro EURGBP= after the election result. Even if the Conservative Party has enough votes necessary to continue to govern, Theresa May might have to resign . A party spokesman confirmed the resignation of Hill, a combative character who one former colleague said had helped create a "toxic" atmosphere at the heart of the government. Read More »

Comey: Lynch Asked Him to Call Clinton Investigation 'a Matter'

Also on Wednesday, Comey released a transcript of the written remarks with which he opened his testimony Thursday. "I was fired.to endeavor to change the nature of the investigation". Comey said he didn't push back. "You're going to have to help me out here. Well, I think there's a double standard there, to tell you the truth". Read More »

Clinging to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers

British Prime Minister Theresa May had called the snap poll expecting a resounding mandate for Brexit negotiations , however, the results were a total disappointment for the Conservatives. May's Conservatives lost their parliamentary majority in Thursday's vote and need the support of the 10 MPs from Northern Ireland's DUP to have a majority. Read More »

For Trump, a prosecution of Comey would be a disaster

Pundits and legal experts have been divided on whether Trump's actions rose to the level of obstruction of justice , a potentially impeachable offense, while Comey said that decision was now in the hands of Mueller, who is also a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director . Read More »

Clinging to job, May appoints ministers

Corbyn's Labour Party now has 261 seats. Conservative MP Nigel Evans told CNN his party shot itself "in the head" with an "irrelevant" manifesto, which was peppered with "arsenic". May now risks more opposition to her Brexit plans from inside and outside her party, though a party source said leading the Conservatives was seen as too much of a poisoned chalice for her to face an immediate challenge. Read More »

UK election: Theresa May clings on, appoints new ministers

Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports . "That's not a matter for me", she said . But after meeting with the queen, Theresa May insisted she will carry on. The DUP's deputy leader Nigel Dodds confirmed that the party's condition for shoring up the new Tory government is an assurance that Northern Ireland will not be accorded special European Union status after Brexit that will keep it distinct from the rest of the United Kingdom. Read More »

PM May not sobbing over election, Brexit minister says

Seibert says the banking authority would move to Germany's financial capital, Frankfurt - already home to the European Central Bank - if the application succeeds. In March, before calling the election, May triggered the two-year timetable for Britain to leave the EU. May's Conservatives have lost their majority in parliament, party members blamed what one called a " just awful" campaign, training their ire on an election team that highlighted the 60-year-old's flaws by sticking doggedly to an ... Read More »

Sessions says travel ban needed for security


Chin told reporters Monday in Honolulu that he expects the federal government to appeal the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court. The 9th Circuit, which heard arguments in Seattle last month in Hawaii's challenge to the ban, ruled based on immigration law, not the Constitution. Read More »

British PM Theresa May seeks lifeline after bruising election result


May also reappointed Michael Gove , a former rival for the Conservative leadership whom May fired from the Cabinet when she took office previous year. He acknowledged that the government will now be unable to get through Parliament numerous measures promised in its election platform. However many Tories are adamant that she can not lead them into another general election after her disastrous showing last week at the ballot box. Read More »

Karnan first High Court judge to retire while on the run


Karnan who was slapped with a non-bailable arrest warrant by a seven-judge bench of the Supreme Court has been absconding since May 9. Justice Karnan came to spotlight after he wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Jan this year alleging 20 sitting and retired SC and HC judges demanding agencies to investigate the people he named. Read More »

Los Angeles replaces its gay pride parade with 'resist' march


Conservative gay Americans, for their part, view the march as a partisan event emphasizing "division far more than equality", said Gregory T. Angelo, president of Log Cabin Republicans, a conservative LGBT group. Crowds stretched for blocks across the parade route near the National Mall, and while Lewis said they anticipated more than 200,000 marchers, she said the number of people who showed up blew their expectations. Read More »

Theresa May to Remain PM Despite Calls to Go

May, however, insisted her party was still in pole position to lead , despite falling short by eight seats, CNN reports . "As I reflect on the results, I will reflect on what we need to do in the future to take the party forward". After being re-elected with an increased majority in her own seat, May said Britain "needs a period of stability " as it prepares for the complicated process of withdrawing from the European Union . Read More »

EU fears Brexit might delay after shock Britain vote


The result made clear that the electorate had far wider concerns on their mind as well such as health and education and housing which the Conservatives failed to adequately address. As news of British mayhem broke, Juncker was launching a new push for an expanded European Union defence project which Britain has long opposed, fearing a clash with the US -led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance. Read More »

Officer Who Killed Black Motorist Philando Castile to Take the Stand


After Yanez had confirmed earlier Friday for his defense attorneys that he thought Castile had a handgun in his right hand, specifically saying it looked like a Glock, prosecutor Richard Dusterhoft asked Yanez why he never told the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension that he thought he saw that kind of pistol. Read More »

DUP backs deal to support Tory government


However, the Labour Party has managed to hold on to those key seats as well. "The Netherlands is ready for (mutual) cooperation."I am happy @Jeremy Corbyn has managed to remarkably boost the Labour Party's position". May's office says that the DUP had agreed to in outline to a "confidence and supply" arrangement. Downing Street and the DUP issued separate statements overnight, emphasising that the deal between them had not yet been finalised. Read More »

Survivor Tells Of Losing Her Arm In Shock Attack By Shark


The couple was on the last stop of their cruise when they chose to go snorkeling in a shallow reef. Mrs Johnson told the news station she was able to swim back to the boat using her left arm. Her husband remained back on the boat, having left the water after becoming nauseous while swimming. A mother of three in Concord is now a shark attack survivor, and she said she hopes her story will inspire others. Read More »

Police make new arrest over Manchester attack, 11 in custody

It is understood that the search did not uncover the suitcase and... Six of the 17 people arrested for possible connections to the attack have been released, police said. "This is potentially a significant development in the investigation", Detective Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson said. Other pictures from her visit to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital show her hugging youngsters on the ward, with one father left in tears by the visit. Read More »

Another US appeals court keeps Trump's travel ban blocked


The judges say the president violated United States immigration law by discriminating against people based on their nationality and that Mr Trump failed to show their entry into the country would hurt American interests. "Marbury v. Madison, 5 USA 137, 177 (1803)". U.S. District Court Judge James Robart granted the nationwide temporary restraining order. The executive orders issuing the "Muslim ban" were immediately challenged in court and the ban was halted. Read More »

Maryland, DC attorneys general suing Trump

And back in April , Georgia's ambassador stayed at the hotel and tweeted about his experience. Norm Eisen, the chairman of the board for CREW and a former special counsel for ethics and government reform under President Barack Obama, said they are offering pro bono representation in the case and that he's heard from people across the political spectrum. Read More »

Maryland, District of Columbia file federal lawsuit against Trump


Trump's unique status as both president and the financial beneficiary of his global business empire raised questions about the emoluments clause of the Constitution even before he took office. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a nonprofit activist group, has separately sued Trump in U.S. District Court in Manhattan alleging "countless conflicts of interest" in violation of the Constitution's so-called emoluments clause. Read More »

Brexit talks may not start on time

With a fall from 331 to 318 seats in the House of Commons, May is first tapping the socially conservative Democratic Unionists (DUP ) of Northern Ireland (DUP), winners of 10 seats, for an arrangement to keep her minority government in power. Read More »

Tehran terrorists had fought for IS in Raqqa and Mosul

Iran's intelligence minister Mahmoud Alavi said that 43 suspects had been arrested by Satursday night and that operations to identify more "terrorist cells" were under way. Mourners were paying respects to those killed at a ceremony in parliament on Friday morning, in the presence of newly re-elected moderate President Hassan Rouhani. Read More »

Philippines' Duterte says he didn't seek US support in city siege

According to local media reports , a US P-3 Orion surveillance plane was seen flying over the town on Friday. Nearly all of the 200,000 residents fled from the lakeside town on the Philippines' southernmost island of Mindanao , but between 500 and 1,000 civilians remained trapped. Read More »

'Dead woman walking': UK Prime Minister Theresa May clings to power

Mrs May's weakened position in the House of Commons as a result of losing her majority has fuelled speculation the Tories would be forced to soften their stance on Brexit . But there was a degree of truth in her assertion that the Government negotiating Brexit needed to be "strong and stable". I think she will have to go, unfortunately. Read More »

Britain votes: What next for the UK?

Theresa May has said she will form a Conservative government backed by the DUP, claiming it can bring "certainty" to the United Kingdom, reported Independent .After visiting the Queen, the Prime Minister claimed there was a "strong relationship" between the two parties, amid concern over the DUP's controversial anti-abortion and anti-LGBT policies.The PM has also apologised to Conservatives who lost last night. Read More »

Theresa May to form minority government


Beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May is appointing new members of he. If no party wins a 326-seat majority in a general election, Britain is left with a " hung Parliament ", as was the case on Friday morning, with no party able to claim the right to form a government on its own. Read More »

USA urges Arab nations to ease blockade of Qatar


Bahrain , Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have cut diplomatic ties Monday and are trying to blockade Qatar by air and sea. "Strict and firm action will be taken against anyone who shows sympathy or any form of bias towards Qatar, or against anyone who objects to the position of the United Arab Emirates, whether it be through the means of social media, or any type of written, visual or verbal form", Gulf News quoted UAE Attorney-General Hamad Saif al-Shamsi as saying. Read More »

Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller


Word Trump was mulling whether to get rid of Mueller, and his trial balloon argument for doing so, come three days after Trump boasted in the White House Rose Garden he would be happy to testify under oath that he had not told FBI director James Comey he expected loyalty from him, and had not pressed Comey to end the FBI's investigation of former National Security adviser Michael Flynn, before he sacked Comey. Read More »

Trump Reviewing Whether to Block Comey Testimony to Senate

Experts say that if Trump tries to invoke executive privilege with respect to his conversations with Comey, it likely won't hold any water. Whatever Comey tells Congress isn't going to get Trump in legal trouble, so the White House has seemingly (and wisely) concluded that it's just better to get past it quickly. Read More »

Trump Eager to Rebut Comey Testimony Under Oath

Asked on Friday if he would be willing to go under oath to give his version of his interactions with Comey, Trump replied, "100 per cent". "I'll tell you about it over a very short period of time", Trump responded. "At the end of the day the only people who lose are the children of St. Jude and other incredibly worthy causes". But Comey confidently asserted that if there are recordings, they will back up his testimony . Read More »