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New poll finds Labour has six-point lead over Conservatives

The BBC and other British outlets reported that the delay of the speech was, in part, down to the fact that the Queen's Speech, according to tradition, must be written on goatskin parchment paper. And she's consulting with Conservative MPs as she scrambles to unite her party heading into coalition talks with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ). Read More »

Putin just arrested his biggest critic on the way to a protest

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Russia's most prominent opposition leader has been sentenced to 30 days in jail after he was arrested en route to an anti-Kremlin protest in Moscow . Another CNN journalist Diana Magne, who was in St. Petersburg, in turn, noted that similar protests are going to " YouTube generation", which receives information from the Internet, including teenagers, " who have never known anything other than Putin's reign ", in other words " generation Putin ". Read More »

Navalny held as thousands protest Putin

At least 100 demonstrators were arrested in Moscow and some 130 in St. Petersburg, according to OVD-info, an non-governmental organization that monitors politically-motivated arrests in Russian Federation. The group said 825 people were detained during protests in the capital and 548 arrested in St. Petersburg. State news agency Tass confirmed he had been arrested, reporting that he faces allegations of violating laws governing demonstrations. Read More »

Qatar ships cargo via Oman to bypass Gulf restrictions

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and other senior officials are also part of the delegation, Dawn online reported . Qatar Airways is one of the world's biggest airlines and the Gulf state's best known global brand. The results cover the period from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017, well before Saudi Arabia and several of its allies cut ties with Qatar and severed air links with Doha almost a week ago. Read More »

I'm "100 percent" willing to dispute Comey's testimony - under oath

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The paper reported Trump had asked Comey to drop the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn . 'No collusion, no obstruction. linked to a news article posted on the conservative news site Breitbart that suggested Muslim men are a menace to Western women and posted a doctored image of himself, his father and several prominent Trump allies next to Pepe the Frog, a cartoon character whose image has been used by white supremacists. Read More »

U.S. appeals court upholds decision blocking Trump's revised travel ban

Chin added that the U.S. Supreme Court will likely be receptive to the 9th Circuit's decision, given that it wasn't based on constitutional grounds. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the ban is necessary to protect national security. The ruling Monday says the president violated USA immigration law. Read More »

I didn't ask for Comey's loyalty and would say so under oath

Kasowitz also maintained that the testimony made clear that Trump "never, in form or substance, directed or suggested that Mr. Comey stop investigating anyone". "I will tell you about it over a fairly short period of time", he said. While Trump's staunchest supporters have tried to paint Comey's testimony as vindication for the president, few Republicans who don't work for Trump stepped in to defend the president's version of his contacts with Comey. Read More »

Pound tumbles on UK election turmoil

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After Thursday's general election, the Conservatives failed to secure the 326 seats needed to form a majority government and will now seek to stay in power with the informal backing of the right-wing Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). May Friday insisted that she would stick to the Brexit timetable. The Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland is the most likely candidate. Read More »

GOP official calls suit against Trump 'absurd'

The lawsuit , filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland , will require the court to answer whether Trump has violated either the domestic or foreign emoluments clauses . That lawsuit is seeking a court order to compel Trump to divest from his business holdings on grounds that the constitution prohibits him from making money from foreign governments or making a profit beyond the presidential salary. Read More »

Qatari FM says dialogue the only way to solve the crisis

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The two main Arab powerhouses were joined by Egypt and Bahrain to cut off diplomatic ties with Qatar on June 5, accusing the tiny oil and gas-rich nation of sponsoring terrorism . PM Nawaz Sharif with Saudi Arabia's King Salman. But Qatar wields a potential economic weapon if the crisis escalates and countries around the world that depend on its supply may find themselves needing to side with the tiny nation that is home to a major USA military installation. Read More »

Troops raise tri-colors as bombs fall on Marawi City

The US Embassy in Manila said in a statement that US special forces were helping at the request of the Philippine government, but added that it could not disclose "operational details". "Islamic State fighters are spread in more than two-thirds of Marawi and tighten the chokehold on the Philippine army that is incapable of maintaining control of the situation", it said. Read More »

Pressure grows on May to pursue cross-party approach to Brexit

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May's gamble in calling an early election backfired spectacularly, as her Conservative Party lost its majority in Parliament. The DUP would likely provide backing for a Conservative budget and back key legislation as part of a " confidence and supply " deal in return for Conservative approval of certain DUP objectives. Read More »

Trump administration rejects the future in rejecting Paris Agreement

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Hawaii is one of 10 states thus far to announce they will adhere to the Paris agreement despite Trump backing out of the deal negotiated by his predecessor Barack Obama and leaders from more than 190 countries. then it's threatening our economy, too". Ige joined the alliance on Friday. One of the bills, SB 559 , builds on plans and strategies to reduce carbon emissions in accordance with levels agreed on in the Paris agreement. Read More »

Sessions wants his testimony open to public

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Ron Wyden , a Democrat of OR and a member of the committee, says Sunday. Democrats - who have never been the biggest fans of Sessions - say it's time for the Attorney General to talk. Members of the Intelligence Committee said they wanted Mr. Sessions to recount what happened during and after the February 14 Oval Office meeting where, according to Mr. Read More »

Former Panama President Arrested in Florida, Sought for Extradition

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USA marshals reportedly took Martinelli, 65, into custody at around 5 p.m. Mr Martinelli, who governed the Central American nation from 2009-14, says the allegations are politically motivated. In Panama, lawyers on Martinelli's defence team said the extradition process would proceed normally. "It is totally false that a request for political asylum was denied". Read More »

Qatar Downplays Effects of Diplomatic Crisis

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According to sources, the premier and Army Chief will meet Saudi rulers in an effort to mediate between Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The Eritrean Information Ministry's statement of support on Monday came despite its previously close ties with energy-rich Qatar. Read More »

South Korean President Moon Proposes 2030 World Cup In Region

According to Moon's office, the South Korean president told Infantino: 'If neighboring Northeast Asian countries, including South and North Korea , can host the World Cup, I think that would contribute to peace between South and North Korea and in the Northeast Asian region. Read More »

Nitish Kumar dares BJP to hold polls in Bihar, UP simultaneously

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If it is so, then Nitish Kumar should not wait...he should dissolve Assembly and hold elections afresh. "Farmers are in a bad condition but the central government is indifferent to them". Responding to a query on the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), the Bihar Chief Minister said insurance companies were benefiting more from the scheme than the farmers. Read More »

Want to return to private practice, Rohatgi tells government

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Besides Rohatgi, two additional solicitors-general, P S Patwalia and Neeraj Kishan Kaul , have also chosen not to seek reappointment. If he does not have any prior commitments and agrees then the government would only be happy to appoint him as the next Attorney General of India. Read More »

Everything you need to know about the anti-government protests in Russian Federation

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But Navalny said late on Sunday that the authorities had pressured firms into refusing to supply him and his allies with sound and video equipment, a move he said was created to humiliate protesters. The protests in March took place in scores of cities across the country, the largest show of discontent in years and a challenge to President Vladimir Putin's dominance of the country. Read More »

Explosions, gunshots at resort in Philippines capital

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He said the man then fired again at a stock room containing gambling chips and filled a backpack with chips worth 113 million pesos (US$2.28 million). "They have this reputation of claiming all atrocities all over the world to perpetuate themselves to gain global notoriety". "We are looking into a robbery angle because he did not hurt any people and went straight to the casino chips storage room". Read More »

Labour election result not good enough, Chris Leslie says

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Looking tense as she delivered remarks after being re-elected to her Maidenhead constituency, 30 miles west of London , May said, "The country needs a period of stability and whatever the result the Conservative Party will ensure that we fulfill our duty in ensuring that stability ". Read More »

Philippines fight against ISIS grinds on, victory still 'weeks' away

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According to local media reports , a US P-3 Orion surveillance plane was seen flying over the town on Friday. A spokesperson for the Philippines military asserted on Saturday that USA military forces were providing logistical and reconnaissance support, but have no "boots on the ground", according to Reuters , confirming a Pentagon statement that United States involvement in the fight was requested by an unnamed agency within Duterte's government. Read More »

Fresh questions for Sessions _ and he'll answer in public

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Comey's recent testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, it is important that I have an opportunity to address these matters in the appropriate forum", wrote Sessions. The move is a prominent switch from his previous plans to testify publicly on the Justice Department's budget and puts him more directly in the firing line over questions about his contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States and a federal investigation into Russian attempts to influence the ... Read More »

Shivraj Singh ends his indefinite fast

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On being asked whether he had agreed to the demand for loan waiver , Chouhan, however, avoided a direct reply, maintaining he had told the farmers what he had to say. The chief minister would hold talks with farmers on Sunday as well. "Farmers should be educated about agriculture, means and methods", Singh said. Read More »

Panama Establishes Formal Relations With China, Breaks Ties With Taiwan

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Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that President Varela had ignored the friendship between their countries and the efforts that Taiwan had made to help Panama's overall development. "The Panamanian government is today breaking its "diplomatic ties" with Taiwan, and pledges to end all relations or official contact with Taiwan", the statement read. Read More »

Qatar Airways CEO: US 'fueling' the fire of Gulf crisis

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While the reaction was "understandable", there is no need to worry as Qatar has all the tools required to defend its economy and currency, Al-Emadi said. Qahtani meanwhile told Al Jazeera that Qatar "was facilitating the talks between the Americans, the Taliban, and the government of Afghanistan". "I think that President Trump´s comment about my country is ill-placed, ill-informed, and I can again repeat that I´m very disappointed in him". Read More »

13 marines killed as fighting rages in Marawi City

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) have been battling to retrieve the southern city of Marawi from Islamist militants who seized it and kept it for the last three weeks. "As long as there is martial law and unrest in Marawi City , the "independence" of our nation is a farce", said Bishop Arturo Bastes of Sorsogon. Read More »

Lubbock speller out of national bee

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Despite the incorrect spelling Camerota praised Vinay for her efforts, with Cuomo chiming in. The pair were the last two standing of the initial 291 spellers. Vinay is the first girl to win the bee solo since Snigdha Nandipati's 2012 win (in 2015, Vanya Shivashankar tied with Gokul Venkatachalam). The Spelling Bee tested the contestant's knowledge of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, as per ABC news. Read More »

AG Sessions wants Senate testimony to be public

Sessions is scheduled to testify on Capitol Hill Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 EST. Democrats are pushing for a public hearing. White House spokesman Sean Spicer is declining to say whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions should invoke executive privilege in testimony to Congress Tuesday. Read More »