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Author: 0 Theresa May to seek formation of government despite losing her majority

The future of British Prime Minister Theresa May is now in question, and Brexit talks could be delayed after her Conservative Party lost a majority in the House of Commons during the General Election . But rather than head into negotiations right away, May chose to hold the snap election, which meant delaying the planned start of negotiations until June 19.

Author: 0 Sessions heatedly denies improper Russian Federation contacts

In his dramatic appearance before former colleagues, Sessions also contradicted a contention made by former FBI Director James Comey at a hearing before the same panel last week. Sessions, a close campaign adviser to Trump and the first senator to endorse him, stepped aside from the investigation in early March after acknowledging he had spoken twice in the months before the election with the Russian ambassador.

Global Kabul truck blast: Over 30 telecom staffers among dead
Author: 0 Kabul truck blast: Over 30 telecom staffers among dead

He said Taliban sponsored terrorism is creating a platform that is bringing terrorists from all over the region to Afghanistan. "What we have seen is a fragmentation of regional and worldwide consensus on Afghanistan, mainly created by the absence of USA leadership and direction".

Author: 0 North Korea frees United States student said to be in coma

A United States student freed from a North Korean jail has been in a coma for more than a year, his parents have said . As Warmbier headed back to the US on Tuesday, first daughter Ivanka Trump responded to his release on Twitter. - Kim Hak Song was detained last month to be investigated for committing unspecified hostile acts, North Korea has said. The North Koreans later urgently requested another meeting in NY, and Yun met North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations on June ...

Global Sessions says suggestions he worked with Russia an
Author: 0 Sessions says suggestions he worked with Russia an "appalling lie"

Comey told the Senate panel last week that he had been made uncomfortable by the tone of Trump's remarks in the February 14 meeting in the Oval Office. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden riled an otherwise unflappable Jeff Sessions today. "I can tell you that for absolute certainty". "I am not stonewalling ", Sessions said.

Global Otto Warmbier : North Korea releases jailed United States student
Author: 0 Otto Warmbier : North Korea releases jailed United States student

Warmbier's parents say he has been in a coma for a year and that they found out about it last week. He told reporters in Beijing, as he departed for Pyongyang, that he hopes his trip will "open a door" for Trump. The State Department strongly advises against US citizens traveling to the isolated nation, but Americans can secure tourist visas if they travel with an organized tour group and are accompanied by North Korean government officials.

Global Jailed US student released in North Korea
Author: 0 Jailed US student released in North Korea

Fred and Cindy said they were not allowed any contact with their son following his arrest. Since last March, the USA had been pressing North Korea to let Swedish officials see the four Americans, the senior State Department official told CNN .

Global Mattis: 'We're Not Wining in Afghanistan'; McCain: Give Us a Strategy
Author: 0 Mattis: 'We're Not Wining in Afghanistan'; McCain: Give Us a Strategy

McCain was referencing the three US soldiers who were killed during a joint US-Afghan military operation Saturday in Nangarhar province. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. The country does represent an immediate security threat to its southern neighbor. These funds focus on operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria , as well as bumping up USA capabilities in Europe.

Author: 0 Jeff Sessions, Ron Wyden tussle over James Comey's testimony

Sessions would refuse to answer questions about President Trump , but would not cite any legal basis for this refusal. Sessions: The policy is based on the principle that the president ... There are none, Sen. "People are suggesting through innuendo that I have been not honest. and I've tried to be honest". Part of that is that Sessions , obviously, was not in the room in Comey's one-on-one meetings with the president, where Comey said Trump directed him to back off the FBI's ...

Author: 0 May seeks to rally party lawmakers behind her leadership

In the hours immediately after Thursday's embarrassing election setback for the Conservatives , British media reported that finance minister Philip Hammond had told May she needed to put "jobs first" in any new deal with Brussels . "I think most of the Scottish Conservatives will want to see perhaps some changes with the policy going forward". While talks were ongoing, former Conservative Prime Minister John Major told BBC Radio 4's World at One that he was "wary" and "dubious" about the ...

Global Once again, senators try to cut off Kamala Harris
Author: 0 Once again, senators try to cut off Kamala Harris

Wyden then asked why Sessions signed the letter recommending the firing of James Comey , given that Trump had admitted to firing Comey because of the Russian Federation investigation? "If I don't qualify (my answers) you'll accuse me of lying", Sessions said to Harris.

Author: 0 Sessions: Russian Collusion An 'Appalling And Detestable Lie'

When asked about what the basis was for his refusal to answer certain questions, Sessions said: "I am protecting the right of the president to assert it if he chooses and there may be other protections that apply". They also asked if he held a secret meeting with the Russian ambassador without disclosing it to investigators. Sessions' clash with the Democratic senators was the latest chapter in a saga that has dogged Trump in his first five months as president and distracted from his ...

Author: 0 Melania Trump's parents arrive in Washington. Discuss.

The First Couple was joined by their 11-year-old son Barron , who wore a t-shirt that called himself "The Expert". However, it seems the First Lady is delighted by the move , tweeting a picture looking out across the White House lawn, marking the occasion.

Author: 0 McCain slams Pentagon for Afghan policy delay

Mattis said a request by General John Nicholson, the head of United States and global forces in Afghanistan , for additional troops would mostly be made up of troops who would train, advise and assist Afghan forces, potentially putting them with Afghan forces at the brigade level.

Author: 0 Why Jeff Sessions says he can't talk

He said he did not recall a third meeting with Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak in the Mayflower hotel in Washington, despite reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had been investigating whether such a contact took place.

Author: 0 Putin Critic Navalny Detained After Defying Police With Protest Call

Moscow's police earlier said that Navalny had posted calls in the Internet for moving from Sakharov Avenue, where an authorized opposition's rally is held, to Tverskaya Street to take part in an unauthorized event. As Vorivoda spoke, demonstrators chanted , "Putin is a thief!" and "Power to the millions, not the millionaires!" It is now thought that more than a 1,000 people have been arrested around the country - an act of collective defiance that has largely been ignored by the Russian ...

Global Southgate and Kane on Scotland draw
Author: 0 Southgate and Kane on Scotland draw

Three minutes later Scotland had another free-kick in a similar position and Leigh Griffiths rattled the ball into the net once again sending Hampden into euphoria. Kane's goal was his sixth in 18 global appearances and came at the end of his first game under Southgate, after injuries had kept him out of England's six previous matches.

Author: 0 Senate Judiciary Committee seeks meeting with Robert Mueller

That's according to a person close to the legal team who agreed to speak ahead of the filing on condition that the person's name is not used. "We need the judiciary committee to step up and carry its weight", Sen. Lawmakers are frustrated that the former director didn't bring his story to Congress, rather than the media. The move would mark a dramatic escalation of their effort to dig into Russia's election interference and potential ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

Author: 0 Comey testimony: Trump says vindicated, detractors allege obstruction

In his next Twitter posting, Trump went after Comey. "Given Attorney General Sessions' participation in President Trump's campaign, it was for that reason, and that reason alone" Sessions made the March 2 decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation, Prior said .

Global Comedy Central's 'Broad City' to Bleep Out Trump's Name in Upcoming Season
Author: 0 Comedy Central's 'Broad City' to Bleep Out Trump's Name in Upcoming Season

The show's no stranger to politics - in its third season, Ultimate Kween Clinton herself made a cameo , though Jacobson at the time said her appearance wasn't about "trying to make a statement". Glazer said season four, which launches in August, is "deeply rooted in this time" and was heavily influenced by the November 8 election. While Season 4 will be informed by Trump's presidency (one episode finds Ilana having trouble masturbating and being her true self because of the pall that ...

Author: 0 Jeff Sessions Didn't Exactly Give James Comey A Performance Review

During questioning by Sen. He also explained that he recused himself not because of any involvement with Russian Federation but because of a rule in the law that keeps campaign officials from participating into investigations into their campaign.

Author: 0 Jeff Sessions denies Russian contact

WASHINGTON ― Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday disputed the sworn testimony of former FBI Director James Comey , who said last week that Sessions "did not reply" when Comey raised concerns that President Donald Trump was violating rules limiting contacts between the Justice Department and the White House .

Global Authorities seek 2 escaped inmates after 2 Ga. guards killed
Author: 0 Authorities seek 2 escaped inmates after 2 Ga. guards killed

The corrections department said 33 inmates were on the bus when the pair escaped. The photo of 24-year-old Ricky Dubose released by the Elbert County Sheriff's Office shows tattoos above his eyebrows and across his neck. They reportedly escaped in a Honda Civic. Rosenstein said federal resources are being committed to help catch the fugitives. Sills said the men then vanished again and authorities have no reason to believe they have split up.

Global Election 2017: Five key things about the Question Time special
Author: 0 Election 2017: Five key things about the Question Time special

It would have been easy for me as prime minister to stay on and keep a hand on the job. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister signalled that she wants to meet her pledge to cut immigration below 100,000 by 2022, telling reporters this is what she would be "working for".

Global Seoul: 2 rescued North Koreans ask to defect to South
Author: 0 Seoul: 2 rescued North Koreans ask to defect to South

North Korea was successful in extending the range of Scud missiles in the 1980s by expanding the size of their fuel tanks. A decision to postpone the full deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence ( THAAD ) system pending a review of its environment impact was a domestic measure to ensure a democratic process, Chung Eui-yong told a news briefing.

Global Trump discusses health insurance in Wisconsin
Author: 0 Trump discusses health insurance in Wisconsin

Trump's administration is a proponent of a greater emphasis on workforce skills. The White House scheduled a statement by Trump on healthcare for later in the afternoon. In the evening he will attend a $1,000-per-ticket fundraiser in Milwaukee for Walker, who is expected to announce his campaign for re-election soon.

Author: 0 Public works projects on Trump's agenda for OH visit

President Donald Trump says the United States must have the best, fastest and most reliable infrastructure in the world. President Donald Trump confirmed his plan to invest $1 trillion into infrastructure remodeling Wednesday, saying "It's time to rebuild our country".

Author: 0 Sessions denies 'false and scurrilous allegations'

He said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein would appear before the subcommittees. While he had recused himself from the Russian Federation probe, Mr Sessions said: "I did not recuse myself from defending my honour against scurrilous and false allegations".

Author: 0 Newt Gingrich calls special counsel team 'bad people'

Trump , Congress would likely have to weigh in again. The White House said on June 13 that U.S. President Donald Trump "has the right" to fire the special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election, but he doesn't intend to do so.

Global Tiger Woods DUI Video Released
Author: 0 Tiger Woods DUI Video Released

One recording shows a Jupiter, Florida , police officer giving Woods a field sobriety test . Woods, 41, was arrested near his home in Jupiter after police noticed his 2015 Mercedes pulled over toward the side of a road. Following the DUI charges, the first court hearing for Tiger Woods has been scheduled for July 5. He subsequently does manage to recite the alphabet successfully.

Author: 0 Senators sound calls to release Comey 'tapes' as Trump attacks 'cowardly' leak

A reporter asked Trump why he feels "vindicated" by Comey's Senate testimony, and asked about whether the president has tapes of his interactions, as Trump has previously suggested. I have no doubt that FBI Director James Comey is a true professional, but his arrogance and righteousness were on full display when testifying.

Author: 0 Adams: Sinn Fein backs powersharing as strategic way to united Ireland

The views held by the DUP are not that different from those that would be held by some members of the Conservative Party in Westminster. Patrick Corrigan, Northern Ireland programme director of Amnesty International, said: "There is now a very clear majority within the Northern Ireland Assembly in favour of marriage equality".

Author: 0 Fellow Republicans press Donald Trump about Comey tapes

Schumer said that "if there are tapes ― [Trump] alluded to the fact that there are tapes, maybe as a threat or taunting Comey ― he should make them public right away". Trump has remained uncharacteristically quiet on Twitter since Comey's testimony. Mr Comey also revealed that he had orchestrated the release of information about his private conversations with the president in an effort to further the investigation.

Global France edge England in thrilling encounter
Author: 0 France edge England in thrilling encounter

The match will see the Video Assistant Referee trialled for the first time in an England game as Federation Internationale de Football Association looks to ascertain if it can be used in next year's World Cup. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain may be deserving of a start too, after his goal at the weekend. Nathaniel Clyne and Jamie Vardy are unavailable for selection after they withdrew from the squad ahead of the match against Scotland.

Author: 0 Talks to restore powersharing in Stormont resume amid fears over DUP/Tory deal

Sinn Fein has said the prospect of a deal between the Conservatives and the DUP is causing anxiety and fear, with the party warning it could have implications for power-sharing talks in Northern Ireland. The talks with the DUP follow her apology to Conservative rank-and-file lawmakers in a meeting Monday which signaled she would be more open to consultation, particularly with business leaders demanding answers about the details on Britain's departure from the European Union.

Author: 0 Attorney General Sessions heatedly denies improper Russia contacts

Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a Senate committee Tuesday that any suggestion he colluded with Russian Federation during last year's US presidential campaign was an "appalling and detestable lie ". "Many have suggested that my recusal is because I felt I was a subject of the investigation myself, that I may have done something wrong", Sessions added.

Global Massive fire engulfs London tower block
Author: 0 Massive fire engulfs London tower block

Police and Fire Brigade personell rushed to the scene as dramatic pictures emerged on social media showing the flames licking up the side of the block. More than 200 firefighters are battling a giant blaze in a high-rise tower block in West London. "The fire is getting a lot worse, there is a lot of smoke, it is out of control".

Author: 0 Could The Stand's boss lead the SNP in Westminster?

So Indyref2 is a dead duck, as Sturgeon may now accept. First minister Ms Sturgeon, whose party's share of the vote dropped sharply, only said that she would think "properly" about another referendum. Ms Swinson said: "I recognise all of those who put party allegiance to one side to send a clear message that East Dunbartonshire does not want another divisive independence referendum".

Author: 0 MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan Ends 'Fast For Peace' After 28 Hours

However, police said the circumstances of his death were unclear and they were awaiting his postmortem report. Parts of Madhya Pradesh remained tense on Friday as farmer protests seeking debt relief and hike in crop prices spread across the state after a protester injured earlier in a clash with police died, taking the toll to six.

Author: 0 Attorney General Sessions testimony - as it happens

In response to a FOIA request from nonprofit organization American Oversight, a U.S. District judge has ordered the Justice Department to produce Attorney General Jefferson Sessions' SF-86 form , known as the "Questionnaire for National Security Positions".

Author: 0 Attorney General Jeff Sessions denies 'false and scurrilous allegations'

Sessions complained that Franken's question was "rambling" and that he was accurately responding when he said he had no contact in the context of being a surrogate for the Trump campaign. Mr Sessions stepped aside from the federal investigation into contacts between Russian Federation and the presidential campaign in March after acknowledging that he had met twice with Mr Kislyak previous year.

Author: 0 United States airstrike target Haqqani network commander in Pakistan

Both attacks occurred in the Achin District, where United States and Afghan troops have been carrying out an offensive against a local affiliate of ISIS, officials said. Haqqani also rejected it was behind a recent bombing near the Grand Mosque in western Herat city, which left seven people dead and 16 others wounded.

Author: 0 Deputy Attorney General: No good cause to fire Mueller

US Justice Department regulations outline that a special counsel can be fired by the US attorney general "for cause". "His answer was that he misunderstood the question", said Speaker Gingrich, and he believes that to be true. Mueller has been criticized by some Republicans who suggest he may have a conflict of interest because of his close relationship with former FBI Director James Comey , who was sacked by Trump in May.

Author: 0 Trump's friend says he might fire Mueller

Sam Nunberg, who worked for Trump's presidential campaign, said it "could seem to be a conflict" for Mueller to first interview with the president to be a possible replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey and then days later to be named as the special counsel heading an investigation that could look into Comey's firing.

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