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Author: 0 Mattis: North Korea Is The 'Most Urgent And Dangerous Threat' To Security

Each Arrow 3 missile runs about $2.2 million, according to Haaretz, but officials on Kodiak Island expect the test to incur an $80 million bill. "We call on ( North Korea ) to refrain from provocative, destabilizing actions and rhetoric, and to make the strategic choice to fulfill its worldwide obligations and commitments and return to serious talks".

Global Bill Cosby case handed to jury
Author: 0 Bill Cosby case handed to jury

Cosby was a member of the board of trustees of the university at the time. "This isn't talking to a trustee". "Hopefully, you will have the last two words in this case, and I pray those words are not guilty", McMonagle said to the jury.

Author: 0 Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify publicly before Senate on Tuesday

Sessions has frequently come into the spotlight throughout the turbulent first several months of Donald Trump's presidency, from a hotly contested confirmation hearing to his recusal from the Russian Federation investigation in March. Of special interest will be Comey's assertion that he told Sessions after the meeting that he never again wanted to be left alone with the president.

Global Bookies odds-on for another general election in 2017
Author: 0 Bookies odds-on for another general election in 2017

Ms Davidson also went on to say that she hoped that relationships with Northern Irish parties would help to influence policy there on LGBT issues. "Quite frankly I don't know what's going to happen". Philip Hammond, who was tipped to be removed as Chancellor if the Conservatives won a healthy majority, will remain at the Treasury. Downing St. said the Cabinet will discuss the agreement on Monday.

Global The UK's 'Hung Parliament' and what it means for Brexit
Author: 0 The UK's 'Hung Parliament' and what it means for Brexit

Sanders congratulated Corbyn for running "a very positive and effective campaign" and said that in both the United Kingdom and US people want governments "that represent all the people, not just the 1 percent". The border was eliminated as part of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, which ended the Troubles. They don't want to be thinking about the economic ramifications of the various scenarios.

Author: 0 Investigators request Trump/Comey tapes - if they exist

Asked if he would make that denial under oath, he said: "100 percent". President Donald Trump is asserting that fired FBI Director James Comey's testimony to Congress represents "total and complete vindication". Trump, who had refrained from tweeting all day Thursday - even as Comey accused his administration of spreading "lies" and suggested Trump had attempted to influence the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election - struck back in an early-morning tweet.

Global Attorney General Jeff Sessions to talk publicly to US Senate panel
Author: 0 Attorney General Jeff Sessions to talk publicly to US Senate panel

Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Jack Reed questioned on Sunday why Sessions was involved in Trump's May 9 dismissal of Comey after he had recused himself from investigations of whether Russian Federation tried to meddle in the 2016 election with possible help from Trump associates.

Global Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Is Detained On Day Of Large Protests
Author: 0 Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Is Detained On Day Of Large Protests

Petersburg and other Russian cities on Sunday, people took to the streets to speak out against corruption and President Vladimir Putin in one of the largest protests in years. Smaller rallies also gathered in Krasnoyarsk, Kazan, Tomsk, Vladivostok and many other cities. Recent protests in Russian Federation have been met with harsh resistance, a trend Monday's events only asserted.

Author: 0 Police arrest protesters in Moscow, detain opposition leader

Navalny's wife Yulia Navalny wrote on Twitter that he had been held at his home by the Russian police but struck a defiant tone, vowing "our plans haven't changed". Translation: "In Novosibirsk, about 5,000 people came to the rally against corruption, more than on March 26". The popular anger has spread beyond Medvedev, with many demonstrators chanting "Putin is a thief" within earshot of the City Hall that later dismissed the protests as an "overt provocation".

Global May fighting to hang on after gamble fails
Author: 0 May fighting to hang on after gamble fails

However, if the Conservative Party had won just 287 more votes needed to secure five knife-edge Labour seats, they would have commanded a majority alone. European Union budget commissioner Guenther Oettinger, meanwhile, warned that May was now likely to be a "weak" negotiating partner, which could also be bad for Europe.

Global Trump invited to testify over Comey, Russian meddling
Author: 0 Trump invited to testify over Comey, Russian meddling

Some of President Donald Trump's own advisers have lost confidence in his ability to outlast the Russian Federation scandal. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, imagined warning Trump , "You may be the first president in history to go down because you can't stop inappropriately talking about an investigation that, if you just were quiet, would clear you".

Author: 0 FM Çavuşoğlu meets Saudi, Emirati envoys to discuss Qatar row

Before arrival, PM Nawaz was briefed about the ongoing situation by the ambassadors in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar. "I have urged all sides to refrain from any further escalation and to engage in mediation efforts ..." Saudi Arabia has closed Qatar's only land border, and Iran, as the closest country to Qatar, can export food products to the Arab country through a 12-hour shipping lane, he added.

Global Oregon State meets Fullerton in College World Series opener
Author: 0 Oregon State meets Fullerton in College World Series opener

Fullerton (39-22) against No. 1 national seed Oregon St. (42-18-1). The starting time and opponent for that game will depend on the results of Oregon State and Cal State Fullerton's game earlier on Saturday. Meanwhile, the losers of Sunday's games will play each other at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, with the winners facing off at 7 p.m on the same night.

Author: 0 Hawaii official: Ruling shows United States system works

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit kept in place a lower court injunction on the ban, arguing the president had overstepped his authority and his executive order discriminated against travelers based on their nationality. The post U.S. appeals court upholds block on Trump travel ban appeared first on The Independent Uganda :. At a news conference Monday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the travel ban is lawful and is a necessary tool for fighting terrorism.

Global Comey was unabashed, but pay attention to what he didn't say
Author: 0 Comey was unabashed, but pay attention to what he didn't say

But Thursday we learned that as of May 9, the day James Comey was sacked, President Trump was never under investigation by the FBI. Networks and cable news stations provided blanket coverage of the hearing , and a number of bars in Washington were opening early, with TVs tuned to live broadcasts of the hearing - one of them offering free drinks every time Trump tweets about Comey .

Author: 0 UK PM May's Brexit plan has not changed, her spokesman says

Despite her party's expectations of a landslide victory Ms May lost her majority in parliament , pushing her into rushed talks on a support agreement with a small Eurosceptic Northern Irish Protestant party with 10 parliamentary seats. "It would be hugely helpful for the country as a whole to have the best minds working together - but the insecurities and opportunities this chaotic outcome presents to both the Conservatives and Labour means there will strong voices from both sides to favor ...

Author: 0 US refuses to sign G7 pledge on climate change

Now that the Trump administration has withdrawn from the Paris climate deal, we're starting to see concretely what that means on the world stage. "We support an interactive evidence-based dialogue drawing on the best available science, including reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the sharing of experience and best practice as well as expertise from United Nations institutions and intergovernmental organizations", the communique states.

Author: 0 Qatar Airways CEO: US 'fueling' the fire of Gulf crisis

Despite the country being at the centre of a diplomatic crisis which has seen Qatar cut off politically - and economically - from neighbouring Gulf countries, organisers were unworried, said the source. The overflight blockade violates International Civil Aviation Organization rules, and Qatar Airways will use "legal channels to object to this", Al Baker told CNN, adding that he has no intention to "shrink" the airline in the face of growing headwinds.

Author: 0 Philippine Military Says Few More Days Needed to Liberate Marawi

Lt. Col. Jo-Ar Herrera added that the U.S. special forces there are not directly engaged in the fighting. It follows nearly three weeks of door to door fighting after hundreds of Islamist militants overran the Marawi city , using civilians as human shields.

Global DUP: 'Positive' talks to continue next week
Author: 0 DUP: 'Positive' talks to continue next week

Prime Minister Theresa May's two closest advisers have quit after the Conservatives failed to win a majority of MPs in the general election. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said the government was not looking at a formal coalition but would seek assurances that the DUP would vote with May "on the big things".

Global Sharif to hold talks with Saudi leadership on Qatar fallout
Author: 0 Sharif to hold talks with Saudi leadership on Qatar fallout

Qatar faces isolation by fellow Arab countries after Saudi Arabia , Bahrain, United Arab Emirates ( UAE ), and Egypt severed ties with Doha on June 5, accusing it of supporting terrorism. "I think that may be what the Qataris are banking on right now". "We have our national committees on terror financing and counter-terrorism", he told the Doha-based news channel.

Global London attack: Body pulled from Thames River is 8th victim, officials say
Author: 0 London attack: Body pulled from Thames River is 8th victim, officials say

The visible police presence remains, however - as does the memory of the attack in the minds of British voters, just one day before the country undertakes its national elections. The youngest of Saturday's attackers is said to have told Italian authorities "I'm going to be a terrorist", while officers reportedly found Islamic State-related material on his mobile phone when they intercepted him.

Author: 0 Hawaii Rebuffs Trump, Adopts Paris Agreement Goals Anyway

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". The superpower was accused of relinquishing its global leadership role last week, becoming the only country to walk away from the landmark agreement signed by nearly every nation in the world.

Global Iowa City mayor signs in support of the Paris Agreement
Author: 0 Iowa City mayor signs in support of the Paris Agreement

The presidents of Lafayette and Moravian colleges, as well as the mayors of Easton and Bethlehem, also signed the pledge. "Hawaii is committed to environmental stewardship", Ige said in a statement. The agreement wants to limit global warming below 2 degrees Celsius. Under the agreement, every country submitted a plan to lower greenhouse emissions and agreed to meet regularly and share progress.

Author: 0 Senate intel members surprised by Sessions's plans to testify

A Republican senator on the Intelligence committee called President Trump's interactions with James Comey "very inappropriate" but said he doubted they amounted to obstruction of justice. Since Sessions has ducked two public hearings to discuss the Justice Department's budget, plus last week's stormy hearing on FISA reauthorization, as questions about his role in the Russian Federation investigation and Comey's firing grew, his claim he wanted transparency are as believable as ...

Author: 0 Trump offers to help resolve Qatar crisis

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Libya, Bahrain, and Maldives severed their ties with Qatar on Monday , accusing it of supporting terrorism and opening up the worst rift in years among some of the most powerful states in the Arab world.

Author: 0 South Korean bishops want new peace treaty

North Korea has been put forward as a potential host of the tournament - and it's not a joke. Moon Jae-in made the proposal during a meeting with FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the presidential Blue House in Seoul , Moon's office said in a statement .

Global Nitish dares BJP to hold polls in Bihar, UP simultaneously
Author: 0 Nitish dares BJP to hold polls in Bihar, UP simultaneously

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar , on Monday, offered to dissolve the state assembly and hold fresh election if the BJP was ready to do the same in the neighbouring state of Uttar Pradesh. The policy should be made on a national level in favour of farmers. "Farmers are angry over it. BJP had promised many things to farmers and now forgot", he said.

Author: 0 Police detain Putin critic Navalny ahead of Moscow protest

Police arrested opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Monday after he urged tens of thousands of protesters to take to the streets across Russian Federation in support of his plan to unseat President Vladimir Putin. Almost 200 rallies were planned for towns and cities to mark the Russia Day public holiday. Navalny's website reported Monday that protests were held in more than a half-dozen cities in the Far East, including the major Pacific ports of Vladivostok and Khabarovsk and in Siberia's ...

Global Dozens Dead after 'Deranged' Gunman Storms Philippine Resort
Author: 0 Dozens Dead after 'Deranged' Gunman Storms Philippine Resort

Philippines police chief Ronald dela Rosa was quoted by local media as saying that a lone gunman had entered a gaming floor at the property, fired at a television and set some gambling tables on fire. Resort owner said authorities were still seeking details. The battle for Marawi, a largely Muslim city, has displaced at least 70,000 residents and left 140 people dead.

Global Oman welcomes Gulf's step on intermarried families in Qatar crisis
Author: 0 Oman welcomes Gulf's step on intermarried families in Qatar crisis

The Centre for Aviation estimates that prior to the suspension, Qatar Airways was on average operating 25 flights per day to the UAE , 20 to Saudi Arabia and six to Bahrain . Abdallah Muhammad Al Muhaysini, who is accused of being a leader and fund-raiser for Jabhat Al Nusra, Al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria , posted two statements of support for Qatar on Telegram.

Author: 0 Defiant May vows to stay on despite United Kingdom election blow

The opposition Labour Party got 261 seats, followed by the Scottish National Party with 35 and the Liberal Democrats with 12 seats. May had called for the early elections in the hopes of gaining a larger majority and a stronger mandate when negotiating Britain's exit from the European Union , known as Brexit .

Global Philippines' Duterte: I Never Asked Washington for Help in Mindanao Siege
Author: 0 Philippines' Duterte: I Never Asked Washington for Help in Mindanao Siege

The marines were on an operation to rescue about 100 hostages held by the militants , who set off improvised explosive devices and fired rocket-propelled grenades at the advancing troops, Herrera said. Since the violence erupted on 23 May, hundreds of thousands of people have fled Marawi, parts of which have been reduced to rubble by fighting and government airstrikes.

Global Politics expert Matthew Goodwin eats his book live on Sky News
Author: 0 Politics expert Matthew Goodwin eats his book live on Sky News

Unfortunately for Mr Goodwin, Labour won 40.3 percent of the vote. Whilst the Right did try to counter the flood of memes with Paint Shop Pro images of Jeremy riding a magic unicorn or pruning his magic money tree, most of what you saw probably savagely attacked Theresa May's campaign.

Global Shivraj Singh ends his indefinite fast
Author: 0 Shivraj Singh ends his indefinite fast

Amid spiralling protest by Madhya Pradesh farmers , Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday began his indefinite fast here that will continue "until peace is restored". While Chouhan requested the farmers not to protest, they did not pay him any heed. "I am indebted & grateful to them", the Chief Minister's office tweeted.

Global Will Northern Ireland's DUP help May get another term?
Author: 0 Will Northern Ireland's DUP help May get another term?

For instance, Menon said , some pro-EU Conservative legislators may wait until the Brexit legislative program comes to Parliament to start attacking it. A DUP source told HuffPostUK: "The two parties have worked well together for two years". The stunning election result comes after a campaign in which May lost popularity over her style and some of her social care policies , including a so-called "dementia tax" that would force elderly to pay more for their care.

Author: 0 After Six-Day War, An American Became A West Bank Settler

US State Department spokesman Heather Nauert said she was aware of a government announcement of "about 2,500 new units in the West Bank ". Last week alone, Israel advanced plans for more than 3,000 settlement units. Donald Trump became the first sitting United States president to visit the Western Wall when he travelled to Israel and the Palestinian territories in May.

Author: 0 Was victim of broad assumption that I was going to win: Clinton

Following her remarks, Trump tweeted: "Crooked Hillary Clinton now blames everybody but herself, refuses to say she was a bad candidate". Clinton blamed the Democratic National Committee for what she perceived to be an ineffective campaign operation.

Global Republicans urge Trump on tapes; Sessions to testify Tues
Author: 0 Republicans urge Trump on tapes; Sessions to testify Tues

Richard Shelby, Senate Appropriations Committee chair, Sessions cited public statements of some members that they would use their time with Sessions to ask him questions about the Russian Federation issue instead of the purported subject of discussion, the Department of Justice's FY 2018 budget.

Global Michael Bradley's stunner helps US to 1-1 tie at Mexico
Author: 0 Michael Bradley's stunner helps US to 1-1 tie at Mexico

The visitors came out brilliantly against an American starting lineup that looked not almost strong enough to get a result on paper, with Bruce Arena making seven changes from last week. Chicharito skipped past one challenge from Acosta before playing out wide to Vela. The US struck first just six minutes into the match . Mexico couldn't convert on nine corner kicks.

Global Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify in public hearing
Author: 0 Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify in public hearing

In addition to clarifying his role in Comey's firing , lawmakers will want Sessions to recount what he remembers of a February 14 meeting in the Oval Office, during which Comey said the attorney general and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner were asked to leave the room so the president could speak with his Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

Global Passengers Stop Man Trying to Storm Cockpit of Airliner in Australia
Author: 0 Passengers Stop Man Trying to Storm Cockpit of Airliner in Australia

Travellers were only ten minutes into their journey when a mentally-ill passenger stated that he had a bomb . He was "tackled by 11 others on the flight" according to a witness, and did not get inside the cockpit. Australian authorities have started an investigation and passengers are being interviewed about the incident. "He was certainly at the cockpit door, seeking entry to the door, holding this device", he said.

Author: 0 Philippines says militants control 20 percent of besieged city

US troops are helping with surveillance and intelligence gathering, according to reports . Duterte said on Sunday he had not expected the battle to be as serious as it became, adding it had now emerged "that Baghdadi himself , the leader of "IS", has specifically ordered terroristic activities here in the Philippines ".

Author: 0 Israel advances plans for 1500 West Bank settler homes: Peace Now

The statement , issued Monday, said the war "resulted in Israel's occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza and the Syrian Golan and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians and Syrians". The move came as Israelis and Palestinians marked the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War, fought from June 5-10, 1967 and when Israel's occupation of the West Bank began.

Global Panama breaks with Taiwan as it establishes ties with China
Author: 0 Panama breaks with Taiwan as it establishes ties with China

The political shift would reduce the number of countries that recognize the ROC as the representative of China to 20. Lee said the ministry will withdraw its diplomatic mission from Panama and all diplomatic staff and technical specialists would leave Panama in the shortest period of time.

Author: 0 Macron Opens A 'Demanding' Dialogue With Putin In France

Macron wanted to bring about a "Normandy format" of talks, which would include French, Russian, Ukrainian and German leaders. Macron also took the bull by the horns on human rights, saying Putin had promised him "the whole truth" about an alleged crackdown on gay men in Russian-controlled Chechnya and warning he would be "vigilant" on the issue.

Global President Trump's typo 'covfefe' stumps spelling bee champ
Author: 0 President Trump's typo 'covfefe' stumps spelling bee champ

About 11 million spellers participated in the competition that kicked off at local levels. Raksheet Kota , 14, from Katy, Texas, spells his word during the finals of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee , in Oxon Hill, Md ., Thursday, June 1, 2017.

Global Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify in public Tuesday
Author: 0 Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify in public Tuesday

In any case, he'll be testifying publicly before the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday afternoon (at 2:30 PM ET), presumably trying to rebut most of what former FBI Director James Comey said last week . According to Comey's testimony, the others in the room, all of whom were asked to leave before the Flynn conversation, included Vice President Mike Pence; Gina Haspel, the deputy director of the CIA; Nicholas J.

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

Two days after results of Britain's snap election, a visibly weakened premier denied she was feeling " shell-shocked " when quizzed by Sky News . Her foreign minister, Boris Johnson , described it on Twitter as a: "Stonking performance by the PM at 1922".

Author: 0 Boris Johnson calling for end to blockade of Qatar

Three ships loaded with 350 tonnes of food were also set to leave an Iranian port for Qatar, the Tasnim news agency quoted a local official as saying. Trump recently returned from his first trip overseas, during which he visited Saudi Arabia where he sealed economic and military deals for the United States worth US $350 billion.

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