• Trump offers support to May after polls setback
Trump offers support to May after polls setback

May's aides, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill , announced on Saturday that they had quit following sustained criticism of the campaign within the party. The Brexit discussions are due to start on June 19 . She ignored younger people, who preferred to stay in the European Union previous year and who now prefer the Labour Party to the Tories ...

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  • Ten Philippine soldiers killed in military air strike
Ten Philippine soldiers killed in military air strike

A total of 120 gunmen were killed in the latest tally of the military but only 42 bodies were recovered. More than 224,000 residents of the city and nearby towns have fled the fighting, the provincial government said Monday. "This equipment will enhance the (Philippine Marines") counterterrorism capabilities, and help protect (troops) actively ...

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  • Trump's Lawyer Fires Back After Comey Testimony
Trump's Lawyer Fires Back After Comey Testimony

A central - and unresolved - question from the hearing revolves around whether President Donald Trump was trying to derail the Russian Federation investigation by pressuring, and ultimately firing, the man in charge. "It's a big investigation, and these are facts". Instead of attacking Mr. Comey's credibility, as the R.N.C. and Donald Trump Jr....

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  • Michael Gove returns to Cabinet in Theresa May's post-election reshuffle
Michael Gove returns to Cabinet in Theresa May's post-election reshuffle

Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed Damian Green , a close ally, as the First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office in the first major appointment of her post-election cabinet reshuffle. Liam Fox stays on as worldwide trade secretary, a post created in the wake of Britain's decision a year ago to leave the European Union as t...

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  • Comey's Testimony Gives Building Blocks for Obstruction Case
Comey's Testimony Gives Building Blocks for Obstruction Case

He explained to the Federal Bureau of Investigation director that many other people wanting his job, a statement Comey said he found odd, since the president had already twice assured him that he was secure in his position. "Those were lies plain and simple". Dianne Feinstein of California, who asked the question that many Republicans have raised i...

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  • UK election disaster sees PM fight to stay
UK election disaster sees PM fight to stay

Joining forces with the hardline unionist Protestant party also threatens London's neutrality in Northern Ireland , which is key to the delicate balance of power in a province once plagued by violence. Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn said he thought there could be another election soon, after the vote on Thursday produced no clear victor and l...

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  • Police release images of London attacker's fake explosive belts
Police release images of London attacker's fake explosive belts

The belts, created to look like real explosives, consisted of three disposable water bottles covered in masking tape that were then attached to the belt. British police on Tuesday named the third London Bridge attacker as an Italian national of Moroccan descent, and Italian officials said they had passed on their concerns about him to British int...

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  • New election only alternative to deal with DUP - senior Conservative MP
New election only alternative to deal with DUP - senior Conservative MP

The Conservatives now plan to form a minority government and are in talks with the Democratic Unionist Party to secure support for key votes. May had called the snap election with a view to increasing the narrow majority she inherited from her predecessor David Cameron.

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  • GOP Rep. Collins: London mayor started feud with Trump
GOP Rep. Collins: London mayor started feud with Trump

Khan said the United Kingdom should retract the state visit, scheduled for October, during which Trump will meet Queen Elizabeth II. Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today program, Johnson backed Khan, but said, "The invitation has been issued and accepted and I see no reason to change that..." Khan said yesterday that Britain should no longer...

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  • May says will govern with 'friends' for successful Brexit deal
May says will govern with 'friends' for successful Brexit deal

Instead, in public at least they took the high road, expressing hope that the United Kingdom would be able to get its act together and come to the negotiation table as soon as possible. May's tough positioning on the issue - she insistently repeated that "no deal" with Europe was better than "a bad deal" - seems to have driven away those favoring...

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  • Iran has sent five planes of food to Qatar, airline says
Iran has sent five planes of food to Qatar, airline says

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain welcomed on Saturday Trump's demand for Qatar to stop supporting terrorism, but did not respond to the USA department of state call for them to ease pressure on the Gulf state. The statement underscored the UAE's commitment to the well being of the brotherly Qatari people as a natural extension of the brotherly U...

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  • Turkey Takes Qatar's Side In Regional Rift
Turkey Takes Qatar's Side In Regional Rift

The Russian and Iranian foreign ministers met Friday to discuss the conflict in Syria and Qatar's crisis with neighboring Gulf Arab states, Russia's news agency TASS reported . Qatar hosts the Al-Udeid military base, the largest U.S. airbase in the Middle East . But a Qatari official said on Thursday the emir would not be accepting the invi...

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  • Qatar rejects intervention in foreign policy: FM
Qatar rejects intervention in foreign policy: FM

One veteran Middle East policy hand who works closely with the White House told the Free Beacon that Trump's recent trip to the Middle East likely laid the foundation for Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations to take a forceful stand against Qatar's terror financing.

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  • New UK election only alternative to deal with DUP: senior Conservative lawmaker
New UK election only alternative to deal with DUP: senior Conservative lawmaker

They quit Saturday after becoming a focus of blame for the Conservatives' election disaster. "She made the election a referendum on Theresa May and she has lost". It won 10 seats in Westminster - just enough to push the Conservatives over the line. However, Mrs May insisted that, as the leader of the largest party in the new parliament, she had a...

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  • Former SNP leader Alex Salmond has lost his seat to the Tories
Former SNP leader Alex Salmond has lost his seat to the Tories

The moves buy May a temporary reprieve. The former SNP leader said the "smaller" group of nationalists would have more influence in Westminster in the event of a hung parliament . May wanted to win explicit backing for her stance on Brexit, which involves leaving the EU's single market and imposing restrictions on immigration while trying to neg...

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  • U.S. secretary of state calls for easing of Qatar blockade
U.S. secretary of state calls for easing of Qatar blockade

The diplomatic crisis, the worst since the 1990 invasion of Kuwait by Iraq and the subsequent Gulf War, has seen Arab nations and others cut ties to Qatar, which hosts a major United States military base and will be the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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  • Confusion as Downing St says no deal has been reached with DUP
Confusion as Downing St says no deal has been reached with DUP

Britain's bestselling Sun newspaper said senior members of the party had vowed to get rid of May, but would wait at least six months because they were anxious that a leadership contest could propel Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn into power.

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  • Comey says Trump fired him to derail Russian Federation investigation; Trump feels vindicated
Comey says Trump fired him to derail Russian Federation investigation; Trump feels vindicated

But Cornyn, taking his turn in a nationally televised Senate Intelligence panel hearing, used his time to build a legal bulwark around Trump, questioning Comey's response. Comey said that as of his dismissal on May 9, Trump was not personally under investigation. "He was the sharpest in that line of criticism", said Brandon Rottinghaus, who tea...

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  • Australia treating armed siege as 'terrorism incident'
Australia treating armed siege as 'terrorism incident'

Police are investigating whether long-time criminal Yacqub Khayre deliberately lured them into a deadly ambush after it was revealed he had booked a female escort, whom he took hostage, and sparked an alert on his tracker. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the attack underlined the need to be constantly vigilant. Amaq said the attack was com...

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  • Theresa May ought to be alarmed - the DUP is flexing its muscles
Theresa May ought to be alarmed - the DUP is flexing its muscles

The pair formed part of May's small inner circle and were blamed by many Conservatives for the party's lackluster campaign and unpopular election platform. 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 ...

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