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Global Gas prices drop in northern New England
Author: 0 Gas prices drop in northern New England

Knoxville- $2.05, down 2.0 cents per gallon from last week's $2.07. Greater Houston gasoline prices fell again last week as sliding crude prices and robust supplies translate into some of the lowest summer driving costs in more than a decade.

Global Indian firing kills one Pakistan civilian: army
Author: 0 Indian firing kills one Pakistan civilian: army

Pakistani troops on Sunday violated another ceasefire along LoC in Bimber Gali sector at 9:45 am. Pakistan Army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, heavy automatics and mortars from 1240 hours along the Line of Control in Naushera sector in Rajouri district, a defence spokesman was quoted as saying by PTI.

Global Comey testimony: What was that reference to 'meddlesome priest'?
Author: 0 Comey testimony: What was that reference to 'meddlesome priest'?

He went on to say to Comey, "We're thinking along the same lines". "I just want to make a statement that, in my experience of prosecuting cases, when a robber held a gun to somebody's head and said, "I hope you will give me your wallet, ' the word 'hope" was not the most operative word at that moment, but you don't have to respond to that point." Trump fired Comey last month amid an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Global Britain's May seeks deal with N. Ireland party
Author: 0 Britain's May seeks deal with N. Ireland party

This, in effect, will be a vote of confidence in Theresa May's government and the first test of any deal with the DUP . Barwell was one of the Conservative lawmakers who lost his seat in Thursday's election, which saw the party lose its parliamentary majority.

Author: 0 United Kingdom general election 2017: 208 women MPs, a proud record for Parliament

Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party will take 261 seats, a gain of 29 seats, according to BBC projections. The party has a history of speaking out against climate change. Voters failed to give a ringing endorsement to May's plan for Brexit, which involves leaving the EU's single market and imposing restrictions on immigration while trying to negotiate free trade deal with the bloc.

Global UK ministers push for Johnson to take over from Theresa May
Author: 0 UK ministers push for Johnson to take over from Theresa May

A visibly shaken Theresa May apologised to her fellow Conservatives for a devastating electoral blow that has her on the back foot, forcing her into a loose governing alliance just 10 days before Brexit negotiations start. In last year's European Union referendum, 56% of voters in Northern Ireland voted for Remain, with the DUP the only major party to campaign for Leave.

Global Iranian security forces kill mastermind of Tehran attacks
Author: 0 Iranian security forces kill mastermind of Tehran attacks

Islamic State (IS) threatened attacks in Saudi Arabia after the group claimed responsibility for assaults in Tehran that killed at least 17 people. The official IRNA news agency on Sunday quotes Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi as saying the suspect left Iran for a neighbouring country following the attacks but "was sent to hell" by Iranian intelligence agents and " fellow intelligence services".

Global Top aides to Theresa May resign after disastrous election results
Author: 0 Top aides to Theresa May resign after disastrous election results

May for staying on in Downing Street after failing to secure a majority government. The outcome shocked the party, which had expected a big victory. Amid reports senior Tories were sounding out potential replacements for Mrs May, prominent Conservative MP Heidi Allen said the Prime Minister had six months at most left in Downing Street.

Author: 0 France's Macron heads for crushing parliamentary majority

Pollsters' projected that as many as one-third of votes went to Mr Macron's camp in the first stage of the two-part election. Meanwhile, far right leader Marine Le Pen, who lost to Macron in the presidential race, is on track to win a seat in the French parliament for the first time.

Author: 0 No DUP deal with Theresa May after statement made 'in error'

The Conservatives won 318 seats, down from 331 in 2015 after the opposition Labour party under socialist leader Jeremy Corbyn scored hefty gains. May announced later that Gavin Barwell - a former housing minister who lost his seat in Thursday's election - would be her new chief of staff.

Author: 0 Tehran terror attack mastermind killed

According to the statement, the team of five attackers had previously belonged to Sunni extremist groups inside Iran but later joined IS, where they went to fight in Mosul, Iraq, and Raqqa, Syria . There are aggrieved religious and ethnic minorities living in Iran's border areas - particularly Kurds in the northwest, Arabs in the south and Baluchis in the southeast - who have always been discriminated against and neglected by the central government, making them amenable to militancy.

Author: 0 United Kingdom defence minister Fallon says government views on Brexit haven't changed

The pound has fallen further after British election results showed the Conservative party lost its majority . May said Friday she looks forward to working with "our friends and allies" in the DUP . "This is still on", he said, adding he would vote down the government's programme when it comes before parliament this month. "What we'll do is try to extract some of the main elements of our manifesto and present that as an amendment to the Queen's speech".

Global Sonia should apologise over Dikshit's 'gunda' remarks: BJP
Author: 0 Sonia should apologise over Dikshit's 'gunda' remarks: BJP

Dikshit had tendered an apology , saying he had reservations about army chief Bipin Rawat's comments but should have chosen appropriate words. "I want to make it clear that Indian Army works for us, it protects India ". However, Dikshit soon offered apology. For, the Congress does not subscribe to or support such remarks as we find them not good in taste. "The views expressed by him are not the party's views", he said, adding, the " Congress Party believes in "ahimha" (non-violence)".

Global UK Conservative party strikes deal with minor party, DUP
Author: 0 UK Conservative party strikes deal with minor party, DUP

Her Conservatives struck an outline deal with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) for support on key legislation, a humiliating outcome for them after an election meant to make them a dominant force. The DUP is "likely to increase the pressure on Theresa May to secure a comprehensive free trade agreement", said Stephen Booth of the Open Europe think tank.

Author: 0 Former US FBI Director James Comey testifies about President Trump

Comey delivered his answer clearly. "No more game playing", Schumer said . "I was sacked in some way to change, or the endeavor was to change, the way the Russian Federation investigation was being conducted". "I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel ". We obviously have Comey's version of events, bolstered by a contemporaneous memo he prepared at the time .

Author: 0 Iran flies food to Qatar after isolation by Gulf neighbours

Qatar strongly rejects the allegations and says it is open to talks on ending the dispute, which also saw the three Gulf states order all Qataris out of their countries within 14 days. Those neighboring countries cut ties last week, accusing the Qatari royals of supporting Islamist militants and Iran. The lump sum up front of $2.5 million is also rare for such lobbying efforts, likely signaling the urgency Qatar felt in getting its message heard in Washington.

Author: 0 DUP backs deal to support Tory government

Written off by many pollsters, Labour surged in the final weeks of the campaign and the party drew strong support from young people, who are said to have voted in bigger-than-expected numbers in this election. "As previously stated, the future path of the United Kingdom sovereign rating will be largely driven by two factors: first, the outcome of the UK's negotiations on leaving the European Union and the implications this has for the country's growth outlook".

Author: 0 Trump Claims 'Vindication' After Comey Rakes Him Over Coals

Comey said that Trump asked him specifically whether he could drop the investigation with respect to Flynn, the former national security adviser whom Trump fired for withholding information about his contacts with foreign governments. Yesterday, James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee and he pulled no punches. Trump lashed out at Comey, dubbing him a "leaker" for indirectly providing reporters with the contents of his memos summarizing their private ...

Global Gingrich: Special Counsel Mueller Isn't Neutral, He's Bringing in 'Dangerous People'
Author: 0 Gingrich: Special Counsel Mueller Isn't Neutral, He's Bringing in 'Dangerous People'

Newt Gingrich , who has a new book out this week titled Understanding Trump , defended President Trump and slammed not just James Comey but special counsel Robert Mueller for not being as neutral as many are saying. Flynn was forced out after the Washington Post reported he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about Flynn's flurry of contacts during the presidential transition with Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak.

Author: 0 Downing Street: May, Democratic Unionist Party Have Not Reached Deal

And after that, she never really recovered. A spokesperson for the British Pregnancy Advisory Service told i: "We are a pro-choice country which supports a woman's right to choose and one where parliament recently voted for the decriminalisation of abortion up to 24 weeks".

Author: 0 Comey On Hot Seat As He Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee

The event was covered live by the major USA television networks, and seen around the world. He then dove into the heart of the fraught political controversy around his firing and whether Trump interfered in the bureau's Russian Federation investigation, as he elaborated on written testimony released a day earlier.

Author: 0 French see no one to counter Macron, set to sweep parliament

Macron's movement and its smaller ally MoDem are projected to be within reach of as many as three-quarters of the 577 seats in parliament. They had 314 seats in the last election but could end up with as few as 20 seats - and possibly no more than 35 - in the new National Assembly , pollsters projected.

Global May 'sorry' for election result which cost Tory seats
Author: 0 May 'sorry' for election result which cost Tory seats

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. The arrangement with the DUP will make governing easier, but it makes some Conservatives uneasy. The DUP was founded in the 1970s by the late firebrand preacher Ian Paisley, and in the 1980s was a key player in the "Save Ulster from Sodomy" campaign, which unsuccessfully fought against the ...

Author: 0 Pressure mounts on May to resign after election stumble

The Democratic Unionist Party , which won 10 seats in Thursday's voting, quickly emerged as the most likely partner to form that coalition government, and May confirmed in brief remarks outside 10 Downing Street that it was her intention to "work with" the DUP .

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But he added: "Again, I take the president's words". She says she believes part of the problem is a lack of shut-eye. Fired FBI Director James Comey has said there should be "no fuzz" about Russia's role in influencing the 2016 U.S.

Global After violent stir by farmers, curfew lifted from remaining areas of Mandsaur
Author: 0 After violent stir by farmers, curfew lifted from remaining areas of Mandsaur

But in 2010, Shiv Kumar dissociated himself from BKS. The Chief Minister would hold talks with farmers on Sunday as well. This made Shiv Kumar angry and he resigned from his post of BKS. Another mob went to the nearby Pipliyamandi police station, which is also a storehouse of weapons, and surrounded it. Then too, the chief minister succeeded in deflecting onto the Centre the heat he faced regarding the plight of farmers.

Global Irish PM expresses concern over May's proposed DUP deal
Author: 0 Irish PM expresses concern over May's proposed DUP deal

Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ) won 10 seats and is therefore a strong contender for becoming a coalition partner for the Tories. "I have no doubt over time those responsible will look foolish in the extreme", she said. "The statutory deadline to restore a functioning Executive to Northern Ireland is 29 June".

Author: 0 $448 million Powerball ticket sold at liquor store in Riverside County

The jackpot is the 10th largest jackpot in American lottery history, according to the L.A. Times . The winning numbers were 20-26-32-38-58, with a Powerball number 3. The Virginia Lottery airs lottery drawings live online at 10:50 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Store owner Matthew Alberre said he does not know which of his customers won the jackpot.

Author: 0 Presidency: Peace comes only through a Palestinian state

Israel later withdrew from Gaza but lay a siege to it. Palestinians describe those developments as "Naksa" (Setback) and mark the Naksa Day every year on June 5. Earlier this week, in comments marking the Six-Day War's anniversary, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres conveyed concern regarding Israel's " occupation " in the disputed territories.

Author: 0 Britain votes: What next for the UK?

May can no longer win an outright majority, based on calculations of news organizations including the British Broadcasting Corporation. Labor is expected to increase its share from 229 to 262 seats, resulting in a hung parliament . Many predicted May would soon be gone. Former Conservative Treasury chief George Osborne said the result was "catastrophic". Britain's best-selling Sun newspaper said senior members of her party had vowed to get rid of May, but would wait at least six ...

Author: 0 Hawaii Becomes America's First State To Join The Paris Climate Accord

North Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson joined a chorus of global leaders in expressing concern over Trump's decision to pull the us from the climate-change agreement, calling it "short-sighted and silly". As for the Paris Climate Accord , 196 different countries agreed to adopt green energy sources, cut down on emissions and limit the spike in global temperatures.

Global 17Th arrest made in Manchester terror attack probe
Author: 0 17Th arrest made in Manchester terror attack probe

Six people, including two cousins of attacker Salman Abedi, have been released without charge. A MAN has been arrested and another property is being searched in connection to the Manchester terror attack. They say that leaves 11 men in custody for questioning. It comes ahead of Grande's all-star benefit concert on Sunday, less than two weeks after the bombing at her gig in Manchester which killed 22 people and injured dozens more.

Global Britain's May brings back foe, aiming to unite party before Brexit
Author: 0 Britain's May brings back foe, aiming to unite party before Brexit

But the strength of that deal looks set to be tested when the Commons meets next week, with Jeremy Corbyn vowing to try to bring down the Government by defeating Mrs May in Parliament and insisting: "I can still be prime minister". He said his party would seek to vote down May's Queen's Speech, or program for government, when she presented it to parliament. Sir Michael Fallon , the Defence Secretary, said that any co-operation between the Tories and the DUP would be over "big security ...

Global Backed Syrian fighters seize parts of IS 'capital' Raqqa
Author: 0 Backed Syrian fighters seize parts of IS 'capital' Raqqa

ISIL captured Raqqa from rebel groups in 2014 and has since used it as their home base. RAQQA -At Raqqa's eastern edge, a handful of Syrian fighters cross a river by foot and auto, all the while relaying their coordinates to the USA -led coalition so they don't fall victim to friendly fire.

Global Qatar must stop funding terror, extremist ideology
Author: 0 Qatar must stop funding terror, extremist ideology

The United States, Kuwait's emir and Turkey worked to end a row, with U.S. President Donald Trump offering to help resolve the crisis, possibly in a meeting at the White House . Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states accuse Doha of supporting extremist groups, but Tillerson suggested that all sides needed to do more. Despite Tillerson's assessment that the fight against ISIS had been impacted, Pentagon officials said there has been no immediate disruption.

Global Nikki Haley: UN rights council must address 'chronic anti-Israel bias'
Author: 0 Nikki Haley: UN rights council must address 'chronic anti-Israel bias'

While in Geneva , the mission said, Haley will also participate in an event highlighting Venezuela's human rights crisis. In March, the US boycotted a session of the Human Rights Council for the same reason. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in March that the United States will not continue participating in the council unless it undergoes "considerable reform".

Global UK leader May strikes tentative deal with Northern Ireland party
Author: 0 UK leader May strikes tentative deal with Northern Ireland party

Voters failed to give a ringing endorsement to May's plan for Brexit, which involves leaving the EU's single market and imposing restrictions on immigration while trying to negotiate free trade deal with the bloc. The only hindrance is the collective fear among the party candidates to go for another general election in the next few months, while knowing very well the outcome in the current circumstances.

Global The Trump-Comey He Said-He Said Is Now Officially On
Author: 0 The Trump-Comey He Said-He Said Is Now Officially On

During nearly three hours of statements Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee , Comey described himself as "stunned" by Trump's "very disturbing" and "very concerning" behavior towards him. "I didn't say that", Trump said. Former FBI Director James Comey said he was "stunned" when US President Trump said he "hoped you can let" an investigation into Michael Flynn go.

Author: 0 Shikhar Dhawan, Pandya celebrate victory over South Africa — Twitter trail

Shikhar Dhawan (78 off 83) and Kohli (76 not out ) added 128 for the second wicket and Yuvraj Singh finished the job for India with a mighty six. Against Pakistan and India , the batsmen did not give their attack much to defend but Imran Tahir and Morne Morkel topped South Africa's wicket-charts with five scalps apiece.

Global London and internet radicalised my son: attacker's mother
Author: 0 London and internet radicalised my son: attacker's mother

Zaghba, an Italian national of Moroccan descent, initially told his mother that he wanted to go to Syria to start a family in a religious Islamic climate - not to fight. The investigation into Butt was started in 2015, "however, there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritised accordingly", Mr Rowley said.

Author: 0 Labour missed 'open goal' against Theresa May, says MP

Instead of a formal coalition, May could seek to govern through a so-called "confidence and supply" arrangement with the DUP , in which the Northern Irish party agrees to support the minority Conservative government on vital matters, such as the budget, in return for concessions.

Author: 0 Comey leak was legal: Darcy cartoon

Trump branded Comey a "leaker" for indirectly providing to reporters the contents of memos he wrote after their private conversations. Trump was scheduled to face the media later Friday at a joint press conference with the visiting president of Romania.

Author: 0 Donald Trump offers 'support' to Theresa May after polls setback

This makes them the biggest anti-abortion party in the country. "And to all, our message to Theresa May is this: Exit means Exit". Her critics don't think she'll last long. Get a grip, everyone". While May has lost legitimacy as the leader of her party and may soon be ousted, Corbyn has solidified his position and is poised to lead the Labour Party in the wake of its improved electoral performance.

Author: 0 Irish Sinn Fein Leader Rules Out Taking Seats in Parliament

In a speech, cancelled in the wake of the Manchester terror attack, Arlene Foster planned to describe Jeremy Corbyn as "beyond the political pale" because of his past support for Irish republicans. Speaking to Ivan Yates on the Pat Kenny Show this morning, Sinn Féin's Gerry Adams said: "In every single constituency we increased our vote". "There obviously are concerns - the reason why we don't have the basis for the institutions [.] is because thus far the DUP have refused to cooperate ...

Author: 0 Britain's PM May to face party lawmakers after election disaster

The Conservatives' ability to adhere to such a commitment if they are wedded to a parliamentary alliance with the DUP has been questioned. "I said during the election campaign that if re-elected I would intend to serve a full term", she told reporters in No 10.

Global Narayan Reddy passes away
Author: 0 Narayan Reddy passes away

I was privileged to have friendship with Dr Narayana Reddy . An authority on Telugu literature, he won the Jnanpith Award in 1988. He was honoured by the Andhra University with an Honorary doctorate. He had worked as a lecturer in the Arts and Science College in Secunderabad, the Nizam College and later in the Arts College of Osmania University .

Global United Kingdom election outcome to delay Brexit negotiations
Author: 0 United Kingdom election outcome to delay Brexit negotiations

But throughout the day, the prime minister faced a growing public backlash from MPs and defeated candidates, who expressed their fury publicly at the way the campaign was run, and the secretive, controlling management style of May's joint chiefs of staff: Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy.

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