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Global Theresa May's top aides take fall for poll debacle, resign
Author: 0 Theresa May's top aides take fall for poll debacle, resign

She called the early election with her party comfortably ahead in the polls in the hope of increasing her majority and strengthening Britain's hand in exit talks with the European Union. Boris Johnson, Philip Hammond, and Amber Rudd will remain as foreign secretary, chancellor, and home secretary respectively. With Brexit Secretary David Davis and Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon also staying put, there were suggestions changes could just centre on replacing the eight ministers who lost ...

Global Mark Flag Day with respect
Author: 0 Mark Flag Day with respect

That same year, the American Flag Day Association was formed, with Cigrand and Leroy Van Horn leading the organization. Bennie Williams, commander of American Legion Post 9 in Brunswick, said the birthday of the U.S. In 1795, two stars and two stripes were added after Vermont and Kentucky joined the Union. However, there was no standardization for the arrangement of the stars or the number of points on each star until President William Howard Taft signed an executive order in 1912 ...

Global Sessions: No collusion, no stonewalling, no recall
Author: 0 Sessions: No collusion, no stonewalling, no recall

Sessions said he recused himself from the Justice Department's current Russian Federation investigation only because of a regulation that required it because of his involvement in the Trump campaign. In the final moments of the hearing, Sessions admitted that the Trump administration did not have "an effective strategy" to counter cyber threats to the United States.

Global Karen Khachanov has inside information on Andy Murray for French Open clash
Author: 0 Karen Khachanov has inside information on Andy Murray for French Open clash

A remarkable effort saw Del Potro break back for 5-5, before he dropped serve and allowed his opponent to control proceedings and take the set 7-5 with his fourth ace of the day. Murray vs. del Potro provided the most enticing matchup, a pair of past major champs providing high-quality play and intense competition. "Both of us had some chances in the first set and the second set was the same".

Global Trump Says Obamacare In
Author: 0 Trump Says Obamacare In "Death Spiral"

In a tweet early Wednesday, Trump also announced Christopher Wray as his pick to succeed Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director. In his weekly address, President Trump said the repeal of Obamacare is a "big win for the American people".

Author: 0 British leader tries to rally support

With Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives, today saying she's convinced the Prime Minister will now put the "country's economic future first" in Brexit negotiations, it's clear that a row over the nature of Brexit is on the cards.

Author: 0 EU's Brexit negotiator puts pressure on UK

Formal negotiations between Barnier and British Brexit minister David Davis had been due to start next week but that timetable has been thrown into doubt by May's catastrophic loss of a majority in last Thursday's election. Commenting on whether the talks might result in the restoring of power sharing institutions due to the threat of the alternative of direct power controlled from Westminster by a Government involved with the DUP, he said: "Well that might be a positive outcome, I think we ...

Global UK leader holds alliance talks with NIreland party chief
Author: 0 UK leader holds alliance talks with NIreland party chief

After losing her parliamentary majority in a botched gamble on a snap election , Ms May is so weakened that her Brexit strategy has become the subject of public debate inside her own party with calls for her to take a more business-friendly approach.

Global The Golden State Warriors Unanimously Decided Against Visiting Trump White House
Author: 0 The Golden State Warriors Unanimously Decided Against Visiting Trump White House

According to several sources on Twitter , one of whom cited a "unanimous team decision", the team will not be visiting the White House any time soon. "Today is all about celebrating our championship", the Warriors said in a statement Tuesday. "Y'all might write about it". "We're going to do what our leader [Curry] does", Iguodala said.

Author: 0 Comey says Trump's lying, Trump says Comey's lying

President Trump and Romania's President Klaus Iohannis at a press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House on Friday. Stating that Trump had never tried to pressure Comey into ending the probe into Flynn's behavior, Kasowitz added , "The president also never told Mr.

Author: 0 Theresa May Just Cracked a Pretty Good Joke About Her Election Disaster

Less than a week before Brexit talks are due to begin, Ms May faces conflicting demands within her own party and even a proposal for business groups and politicians from all parties to agree on a national position for Britain's most complex negotiations since World War II.

Global Hundreds delayed by Manchester Airport computer glitch
Author: 0 Hundreds delayed by Manchester Airport computer glitch

A technical failure at Manchester Airport, which left hundreds of passengers stranded for several hours this morning, has been blamed on an external IT system. The airport saw more than 50 special charter flights departing for the Swedish city carrying United fans. London Stansted saw almost 2.3 million passengers pass through the airport during May to set a new record high for the month, an increase of 7% over the same month in 2016 and beating the previous monthly high set just past year.

Global Mattis promises new Afghanistan strategy by mid-July
Author: 0 Mattis promises new Afghanistan strategy by mid-July

Mattis, who testified beside Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, conceded that McCain's criticisms were "fair" and said that the Defense Department recognizes "the need for urgency". "If we don't begin negotiating today, it's very likely the military will once again begin the year on a continuing resolution", he said, referring to stopgap spending measures that keep government agencies funded at current-year levels.

Author: 0 Donald Trump calls Federal Bureau of Investigation chief he unceremoniously sacked a 'coward'

Comey also said Trump asked him in January to pledge loyalty to the president, an unusual request that would put in doubt the independence of the Federal Bureau of Investigation . Trump stopped short of saying that Comey lied under oath. Trump Jr.'s appearance highlights a major legal risk for President Trump , who is now insisting that Comey committed perjury in his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee .

Author: 0 British inflation rate rises to 4-year high as Brexit bites

Unemployment fell 50,000 in the quarter to April to 1.53 million, the lowest in over a decade. Average earnings fell in real terms by 0.6 percent in three months to April, compared to the same period a year ago. Ben Brettell, senior economist at Hargreaves Lansdown, says that following disappointing GDP figures for Q1, the United Kingdom economy now faces "a unsafe cocktail of political uncertainty, slowing growth and shrinking real wages".

Author: 0 Comey boosted case for obstruction charges against Trump: legal experts

With stronger evidence, Trump could face the same sort of criminal allegations that forced president Richard Nixon to resign in 1973, and saw Bill Clinton impeached by the House of Representatives but survive a Senate trial in 1998-99. Asked if he saw it as an "order", Comey replied "yes". Comey testified last week that he had shared the contents of a memo with Richman detailing an alleged interaction with Trump in the White House - notes that were later leaked to the press.

Global Donald Trump calls Comey 'leaker', ready to respond under oath
Author: 0 Donald Trump calls Comey 'leaker', ready to respond under oath

The president's personal lawyer on Thursday denied that Trump asked Comey to drop the Flynn investigation. The leaks created a political firestorm over whether Trump pressured Comey to drop an investigation into contacts between Russian officials and Michael Flynn , who briefly served as Trump's national security advisor.

Author: 0 Firefighters In London Battle Massive High-Rise Fire

An unknown number of people have died and about 50 others were sent to hospitals. Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton called it an "unprecedented incident" unlike anything she had seen in her 29-year career as a firefighter. "I've not heard from them since, the phone is not going through", she said. Witnesses have told how they were woken by screaming in the early hours after a fire hit 27-storey Grenfell Tower in north Kensington.

Author: 0 DUP head arrives for talks with United Kingdom leader May

While some MPs would have liked to hear these sentiments sooner, her words appear to have been quite effective. Brexiteer MPs used the meeting to suggest that the bad result was not about the European Union , blaming public spending and school cuts.

Author: 0 Qatar pulls all its troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border

Many of them have been alarmed by the diplomatic rift, in which Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have accused Doha of backing terrorism. In a weekly parliamentary address, the Turkish leader said that the isolation of a country's population is inhumane in every respect. Qatar strongly denies this.

Author: 0 Sessions: DOJ regulations mandated my recusal from Trump-Russia probe

Testifying at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, he vowed to defend his honour "against scurrilous and false allegations". Franken had previously asked Sessions in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee about contacts between members of President Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.

Global May apologises to own MPs for election 'mess'
Author: 0 May apologises to own MPs for election 'mess'

Mrs May is also engaged in delicate negotiations with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ), a small Protestant party from Northern Ireland that usually plays no role in British-wide politics, but whose 10 MPs are now crucial to the survival of the May government .

Author: 0 Kansas governor vetoes $1.2B income tax increase

But Democrats and moderate Republicans said they were elected past year to end budget problems that have persisted since GOP lawmakers slashed personal income taxes in 2012 and 2013 at Brownback's urging. "Many alternative ideas have been discussed, and I believe there is a better solution", Brownback said. "This is only the first step in getting the state of Kansas back on track to fiscal responsibility and responsible budgeting", he wrote on Twitter .

Global Sessions defiant in Senate panel testimony
Author: 0 Sessions defiant in Senate panel testimony

LIASSON: The White House still has an agenda. And he declared it a "detestable and appalling lie" to suggest he was aware of or took part in any collusion between Russian Federation and the election campaign that sent Trump to the White House.

Global South Korea says it will abide by USA missile defense agreement
Author: 0 South Korea says it will abide by USA missile defense agreement

A North Korean drone found last week by a South Korean civilian had spied on the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) antimissile site in Seongju County, North Gyeongsang, before crashing into a mountain in Inje, Gangwon, on its way back to the North, according to local military officials.

Author: 0 Sessions vigorously denies Russian contacts

Sessions added he had no knowledge of "any such conversations by anyone connected to the Trump campaign", and said he did not have third meeting with the Russian ambassador to the United States. "Our committee will want to hear what you are doing to ensure that the Russians - or any other foreign adversaries - can not attack our democratic process like this ever again".

Author: 0 Attorney General Sessions' Opening Statement To Senate Panel, Annotated

Here are the top five things we learned. Days after that, Sessions also corrected his confirmation hearing testimony to inform the committee about his two meetings with Kislyak. Testifying at a Senate hearing, Sessions, who was a close Trump adviser during the battle for the presidency, said it was a "detestable and appalling lie" to suggest that he participated in or was aware of any collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

Author: 0 Wyden Fires Up Sessions During Contentious Exchange

Testifying at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, he vowed to defend his honour "against scurrilous and false allegations". Sessions' testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee , scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. There are none. I can tell you that for absolute certainty. They are none, Senator Wyden . Sessions: "You tell...this is a secret innuendo being leaked out there 'bout me, and I don't appreciate it".

Author: 0 US Attorney General Sessions calls notion he colluded with Russian Federation 'detestable lie'

Harris: Did you have any communications with Russian officials for any reason during the campaign that have not been disclosed in public or to this committee? "But what he did see and what he heard - he thought that Attorney General Sessions did a very good job, and, in particular, was very strong on the point that there was no collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

Author: 0 Latimer Road Fire: Eyewitnesses Tell Of People Trapped

Actor and writer Tim Downie, who lives near the scene, said: "It's the most terrifying thing I've ever seen". Ambulance officials say crews remain on scene as firefighters continue to battle the blaze, and it is not clear if people are trapped inside.

Author: 0 The Biggest Revelation From Sessions' Testimony Has Nothing To Do With Comey

Those calls have escalated since fired FBI Director Comey cryptically told lawmakers last week that the bureau had expected Sessions to recuse himself weeks before he did from the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election.

Author: 0 Sessions vows to defend himself against 'false allegations'

Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), told him: "The American people have had it with stonewalling ". Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein asked Sessions . "The suggestion that I participated in any collusion that I was aware of any collusion with the Russian government to hurt this country that I have served with honor for 35 years or undermine the integrity of our democracy is an appalling and detestable lie", Sessions told the committee.

Author: 0 Wenger To Arsenal Fans: I Can Take You To The Next Level

Helped by his knowledge of the French league, Wenger quickly began constructing a formidable side: Patrick Vieira had already joined in the months before Wenger's arrival; Marc Overmars, Emmanuel Petit and Nicolas Anelka joined ahead of the 1998-99 season; Thierry Henry replaced Anelka in 1999.

Author: 0 Talks to prop up May's government continue with DUP

Talks for a new relationship between London and Brussels will start on June 19. Ignoring demands that she resign, Mrs May said on Friday that she will form a minority government with the support of the DUP in the form of a loose alliance.

Author: 0 Residents being evacuated from burning building

Police commander Stuart Cundy says he can "confirm six fatalities at this time but this figure is likely to rise during what will be a complex recovery operation over a number of days". Massive flames licked up the sides of the block as 200 firefighters battled the blaze along with 40 fire engines. 'I thought it might be a auto alarm outside and saw the glow through the windows.

Author: 0 President Trump Accuses Fired FBI Director James Comey Of Lying Under Oath

The president rebutted that exchange, saying it made "no sense" because "I hardly know the man". Trump said . "Who would ask a man to pledge allegiance under oath?" Mr Comey said that, after an encounter with President Donald Trump in which he said Mr Trump pressured him to back off an investigation into the former national security adviser, Mr Comey "implored" Mr Sessions to make sure he was never left alone with the president again - but that Mr Sessions did not respond .

Author: 0 French Open, Day 10 highlights: Ostapenko's dancing, rain delays and more

Against Ostapenko , Wozniacki only had to keep the ball in play to race to a 5-0 lead in the first set as the former found it hard to keep her eyes open. Third-seeded Halep won 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, clinching the victory on the first of her two match points when Pliskova sent a return long. I knew it was going to be a tough match going in.

Global There's evidence to open case against Trump: Bharara
Author: 0 There's evidence to open case against Trump: Bharara

This revelation add to the growing controversy surrounding the president's decision to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation director James B. Comey after opening up on a private chat he had with the president and which he termed inappropriate.

Global London fire survivor says he was lucky
Author: 0 London fire survivor says he was lucky

FIREFIGHTERS are battling a huge raging inferno that has engulfed a block of flats in north London . The flames have subsided significantly since the fire was extinguished at 5 a.m., but the building is still smoldering. Some residents filmed the blaze from the ground, and shouted at trapped people waving from their windows to "cover their mouths". They said official advice in the event of a fire had been to stay inside.

Author: 0 UK's May apologises to own MPs for election 'mess'

The leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ) says talks with the UK Prime Minister Theresa May to support a new government are going well. Michael Gove , a former leadership rival, who was appointed environment secretary after losing his post as justice secretary in May's cabinet reshuffle previous year, said the PM is the ideal candidate to lead the country through Brexit.

Global Girl Saves Friend's Life Using First-Aid Method From 'Hunger Games'
Author: 0 Girl Saves Friend's Life Using First-Aid Method From 'Hunger Games'

Similarly, Gething used a pair of her friend's shorts as a temporary tourniquet and wrapped it around her bleeding calf to reduce the blood loss. A young girl in the United States has been able to rescue her friend thanks to knowledge gained from popular teen series The Hunger Games .

Author: 0 Shots fired at GOP baseball practice near DC; victims reported

Witnesses reported that several members of Congress sheltered in place, that several dozen shots were heard and there are reports of injuries. Authorities say a suspect is believed to be in custody and are advising people to stay clear of the area.

Global UK PM May said wants broader consensus on Brexit plan: lawmaker
Author: 0 UK PM May said wants broader consensus on Brexit plan: lawmaker

Have you read Trendiee Today? Conservatives unexpectedly lost their majority in parliament on Thursday, ramping up political uncertainty ahead of Brexit talks to leave the European Union, which are set to begin next week. The Prime Minister was not present as negotiations continued on Tuesday afternoon, as she had headed to Paris for a meeting with President Emmanuel Macron .

Global London high-rise fire: Unknown number dead, people trapped on upper floors
Author: 0 London high-rise fire: Unknown number dead, people trapped on upper floors

Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton called it an "unprecedented incident" unlike anything she had seen in her 29-year career as a firefighter. Pictures from the scene showed flames engulfing the block and a plume of smoke visible across the capital, while others showed residents looking out of windows in the block.

Author: 0 Cabinet briefed on plans for Government deal with DUP

A Downing Street spokesman declined to comment. That would give May enough votes to pass her legislative agenda through parliament and govern, albeit with a wafer-thin majority.But a deal with the DUP also risks destabilising Northern Ireland by increasing the influence of pro-British unionists.

Global Bloomberg delivers USA pledge to continue Paris climate goals to UN
Author: 0 Bloomberg delivers USA pledge to continue Paris climate goals to UN

The president has, instead, opted to get out of the way and do nothing. Donald Trump pulling US out of Paris accord: India has disproved US President Donald Trump's weird claim that New Delhi had signed the Paris climate agreement to pocket billions and billions and billions of dollars in foreign aid .

Author: 0 Did Trump just say he'd testify under oath about Comey?

Karl continued: "So he said those things under oath, would you be willing to speak under oath to give your version of those events?" Mr Trump also asserted that Mr Comey's comments Thursday, in which the former FBI director implied that the president fired him for pressing forward with the Russian Federation investigation, had failed to prove any collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow nor any obstruction of justice.

Global US Lawmakers Await Sessions' Testimony
Author: 0 US Lawmakers Await Sessions' Testimony

He says in a letter to Shelby that the Russian investigation would become the focus and he would appear before the intelligence committee instead. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Saturday that he plans to testify before the Senate intelligence committee Tuesday, but it was not immediately clear if he would testify in public or private.

Global UAE says 'no military component' to actions against Qatar: envoy
Author: 0 UAE says 'no military component' to actions against Qatar: envoy

The biggest diplomatic rift in years among the rich states of the Gulf has disrupted Qatar's imports of food and other materials and caused some foreign banks to scale back business. Saudi Arabia's foreign minister insists there's no blockade on Qatar and says his country will provide food and medical supplies if needed. There has been no breakthrough from Kuwaiti efforts to mediate in the crisis, but a US official in the region said Kuwait was continuing with what is seen as a "slow, ...

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