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What a hung Parliament means for Britain

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Britain's Conservatives have lost their majority in the general elections that has resulted in a hung parliament . Her Conservatives struck an outline deal with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) for support on key legislation. Read More »

Secret Service says it has no Trump tapes when asked by WSJ

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Trump asked Sessions, along with other members of the Trump administration, to leave him and Comey alone after a counter-terrorism briefing February 14, one day after national security adviser Michael Flynn was sacked. Comey's testimony Thursday also raised new questions about the attorney general's relationship with Russian officials with ties to President Vladimir Putin. Read More »

USA attorney general Sessions to testify in open hearing

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Comey asked last week . And they didn't agree to come and then cancel at the last minute and send their second in command in their stead, because the members of this committee may have questions they may not want to answer. Trump's tendency to bring up the Russian Federation investigation, whether by insulting Comey or hinting at the existence of tapes, has created a headache for Republicans who want to focus on the party's priorities such as healthcare and tax reform. Read More »

Ex-FBI Director James Comey visits hometown, dad

On "Fox & Friends" Monday, Conway noted Comey's testimony that Loretta Lynch, as President Barack Obama's attorney general, directed him to describe the FBI probe into Hillary Clinton's email practices as a "matter" and to avoid calling it an investigation. Read More »

Carbon monoxide leak sickens 32 people in New York City

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The problem ultimately was traced to a broken boiler pipe in a grocery store basement, Fire Department Chief of Department James Leonard said. People in the building reported that a woman passed out when a box in the basement was opened, sparking concerns of a suspicious package, but the NYPD and FDNY determined that there was nothing unsafe in the box. Read More »

I'm going to get us out of this mess: UK PM

After chairing a Cabinet meeting followed by her meeting with the DUP leader at Downing Street, May is set to travel to Paris to hold talks with French President Emmanuel Macron. May wants to negotiate the divorce and the future trading relationship with the European Union before Britain leaves in March 2019, followed by what she calls a phased implementation process to give business time to prepare for the impact of the divorce. Read More »

May to form minority government after election debacle

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May's position seems safe for the near future because Britain must start negotiations later this month on leaving the European Union , but most British newspapers agreed Saturday that she is only just clinging on. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn countered with a bit of previously unseen swagger, wearing a huge red rose - his party's symbol - in his lapel as he sparred with May and taunted her about the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming vote on her legislative program, known as the Queen's ... Read More »

Former NBA bad boy Rodman is back in North Korea

President Donald Trump has faced growing tensions with North Korea , which has conducted a series of ballistic missile tests in defiance of U.S. and global sanctions. The objective of Rodman's visit remains unclear, though it comes amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and North Korea over Pyongyang's nuclear program. Read More »

Dennis Rodman to meet his 'old friend' Kim Jong Un

Rodman , who appeared on Trump's reality TV show in 2009 and again in 2013, went on to endorse Trump's candidacy in 2015 . Dennis Rodman has made several trips to the mysterious country as he claims the tyrannical leader is a "good kid" - but what else is he famous for? President Trump has praised Rodman's previous visits to North Korea. Read More »

Defiant North Korea launches multiple missiles

It has said it is working to develop a nuclear-tipped ICBM capable of reaching the USA mainland, presenting Trump with perhaps his most pressing security threat. They landed in waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan , where US aircraft carriers USS Carl Vinson and USS Ronald Reagan participated in joint exercises with the South Korean navy that ended earlier this week. Read More »

The UN has once again condemned Irish abortion law

Ms Deely urged women who have had an abortion, either by taking pills or travelling, to seek out after-care in Ireland. It is the second time in 12 months that the UN's human rights committee has denounced the abortion rules in the Irish Republic, which denies women with fatal foetal abnormalities the right to terminate pregnancies. Read More »

Fires Back ... Comey Lied and Leaked!

Trump denied that he had asked Comey for his loyalty, though, adding, "There would be nothing wrong if I did say it". Pressed on the issue Friday, Mr Trump said: "I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the very near future". House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Conaway, a Texas Republican, and Representative Adam Schiff of California, the top-ranking Democrat, announced after the news conference they have asked the White House to produce any recordings or memoranda that ... Read More »

Suspected NKorea drone photographed USA missile-defense site

A drone suspected to be from North Korea had taken aerial photos of the US THAAD anti-missile defence site in South Korea before it crashed on its way back. It took a few months, but North Korea finally responded to Trump's tweet on Sunday. Last month, a top American military commander in Seoul said the deployment of THAAD in South Korea is seen as a critical part of efforts to lessen North Korea's leverage from asymmetric weapons. Read More »

Sessions will testify in open hearing Tuesday before Senate committee

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Mr Sessions recused himself from the inquiry in March after media reports that he had been in two previously undisclosed meetings previous year with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak. Comey said President Trump told Sessions and other administration officials to leave the room before Trump asked him in February to drop a probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation. Read More »

Accused NSA leaker Reality Winner to plead not guilty

Victor was the only employee found to have corresponded to a media company on her office computer. "The important thing is making sure she receives a fair trial". "If she made this mistake", Davis said, "it needs to be balanced against what she has done in the past and how she has served this country". Prosecutors are expected to show jurors an earlier deposition in which Cosby said that he routinely gave women pills and alcohol before sexual encounters and gave at least one of them ... Read More »

Defiant May vows to stay on despite UK election blow

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Another record: 201 MPs are women. In the new government, May plans to ally with the small Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, said he was also ready to start talks and hoped the United Kingdom general election would not have an impact. Read More »

Trump travel ban dealt another blow, faces high court next

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The ruling from a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is yet another stinging loss from a court that similarly refused to reinstate Trump's original executive order on travel in February. The court upheld a block on the ban ordered in March by a federal judge in Hawaii. "We conclude that the (president) did not satisfy this precondition before exercising his delegated authority", the ruling said. Read More »

Local spelling bee competitor fails to make final round

Ben Lenger of Niwot, a seventh-grader at Sunset Middle School, knocked down the word "roseola", a childhood disease that causes a red rash. At the end of the third round in the preliminary competition, 188 out of 291 spellers had spelled both of their words correctly on stage. Read More »

Tillerson: Paris not an isolationist move

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The coalition, calling itself " We are still in ", includes leaders from nine states, 125 cities, 902 businesses and investors, and 183 colleges and universities. But the more immediate reason is that Trump's feelings were hurt when French President Emmanuel Macron shook Trump's hand extra firmly in a deliberate attempt to symbolically confront Trump. Read More »

Group against Islamic law clashes with counterprotesters

Anti-Islamic law protester Denise Zamora, 39, said she and others in her group were not opposed to all Muslims. Demonstrators in Richardson marched at the corner of Abrams and Centennial, voicing their opinion that Sharia Law is incompatible with the constitution and American values. Read More »

Qatar backs Kuwait mediation efforts over rift with Arab states

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Though both it and Saudi Arabia practice an ultra-conservative form of Sunni Islam called Wahhabism, Qatar allows women to drive and foreigners to drink alcohol. Meanwhile, Qatari foreign minister Sultan Bin Saad al-Muraikhi arrived in Mogadishu on Sunday, where he met with Farmaajo to discuss the escalating affairs in the region. Read More »

Padres Draft High School Pitcher MacKenzie Gore

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Gore, who is advised by Scott Boras, is committed to ECU. Gore was one of seven players from the state to be selected on the opening day. Gore was the first player projected exclusively as a pitcher to be selected. A left-hander out of Whiteville High School in North Carolina, Gore has four pitches that can get swings and misses, and his mid 90s fastball could be high 90s as he fills out. Read More »

Gulf air embargo only applies to Qatar companies: UAE

Emirate's Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman bin Jasem al Thani stated that the Emir could not leave the country when such sanctions are applied against Qatar. "It's not about Iran or Al-Jazeera", he said, referring to the Qatar-based broadcaster. According to Weber, the choice whether to side with Qatar or the rest of the Arab nations could later deeply affect the African countries. Read More »

Britain's May apologises to own MPs for election 'mess'

Cabinet ministers have discussed plans for a deal with the DUP ahead of critical talks between Theresa May and Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ) leader Arlene Foster . David Davis , the cabinet member in charge of Brexit, said talks with the European Union may not start on Monday because it would clash with the Queen's Speech, but they will still begin next week. Read More »

Is The British Pound Still Falling? Election Brings Uncertainty To English Currency

Voter turnout in the election was up from 66 percent in 2015 to nearly 69 percent, and half a million more young people registered to vote than before the last election. European Union budget Commissioner Guenther Oettinger stressed that the official deadline of March 2019 is a bit of a stretch in itself. "With a weak negotiating partner, there's a danger that the (Brexit) negotiations will turn out badly for both sides". Read More »

La Decima - Rafael Nadal's French Open finals

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Nadal joined unseeded the 20-year-old Jelena Ostapenko as a 2017 singles champions in Paris after the Latvian came back from a set and 3-0 down against favourite Simona Halep to win the women's final 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Saturday. "That's why he's winning so much again". The American-Czech pair defeated unseeded Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua of Australia 6-2, 6-1 for their third successive major title. Read More »

UK Cabinet reshuffle: Michael Gove makes shocking return as Environment Secretary

Michael Gove has been announced as the new environment secretary under Theresa May's cabinet reshuffle following the general election shake-up. The cabinet reshuffle on Sunday saw most senior ministers retain their jobs, including Mr Grayling. Clark's re-appointment will therefore come as welcome news, with the Tunbridge Wells MP having established himself as an advocate of climate action and a suporter of low-carbon technology and innovation within his first year in the role. Read More »

US, G7 partners remain at odds on climate at environment meeting

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has declined to endorse an worldwide statement backing the Paris Agreement on climate change in order to "appease" U.S. Trump has said he would be open to renegotiating Paris, something most European G7 nations have already rejected . Of course, to "decarbonize" what we eat, the price of beef - as well as other "bad" foods - must necessarily skyrocket, and the industries linked to these foods, many of which operate throughout the Plains states, will need to ... Read More »

Package explodes at SKorean university

South Korean police officers enter inside of a building of Yonsei University in Seoul , South Korea, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The professor said that a shopping bag containing a box was hanging on the door knob and suddenly exploded when he opened it. Read More »

UK's May Faces Pressure to Soften Brexit Approach

The Northern Ireland Secretary, James Brokenshire, and the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, were also in attendance. The words "strong and stable" will haunt the rest of the Prime Minister's political career, if she manages to survive what is the most turbulent time in British politics in over 40 years - and this after promising us stability. Read More »

Trump to Reporters: Comey Statements Under Oath Weren't True

Comey's testimony neither exonerated nor convicted the president, instead laying out a road map of questions for Mueller to follow about Trump's conduct, a path it could take Mueller months, even years, to follow. After the election but before the inauguration, Trump asked Bharara to stay on as USA attorney in Manhattan when they met at Trump Tower. Tapes could resolve the dispute, but Trump against refused to say whether they exist, telling reporters he would do so "maybe sometime in the ... Read More »