• Trump Eager to Rebut Comey Testimony Under Oath
Trump Eager to Rebut Comey Testimony Under Oath

At the press conference on Friday-on a bright June afternoon-Trump stood podium to podium with President Klaus Iohannis, of Romania, a muscular former physics teacher from Transylvania. US President Donald Trump walks into the State Dining Room of the White House on Thursday. "So I thought that was interesting", said Acosta on CNN following t...

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  • Collins: Trump should give clear answer on Comey tapes
Collins: Trump should give clear answer on Comey tapes

Trump was appearing at the White House with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis . "The one thing you know he's not going to do, you know he's not going to reach a conclusion (on the legality of Trump's actions) and he's not going to talk about the underlying investigation", said Stephen Ryan, a former federal prosecutor and congressional inve...

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  • Iran arrests 8 suspects over Tehran terror attacks
Iran arrests 8 suspects over Tehran terror attacks

Analysts suggest that the twin attacks in Iran by IS, whose members are largely Sunni, reflect the shrinkage of the group's "caliphate" in Syria and Iraq under diverse pressure from Shiite militias and airstrikes by a US-led coalition. Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps also issued a statement, laying blame for the attacks on the US ...

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  • British Election * Corbyn * DUP
British Election * Corbyn * DUP

The last time the UK Government was run on a confidence and supply basis was between 1077 and 1079 when Jin Callaghan's Labour Party remained in power thanks to such an arrangement with the Liberal Party, known as the Lib-Lab pact. The humiliating result has heaped pressure on May to resign, but she says she will stay and lead Britain during ex...

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  • What the agreement between the DUP and Conservatives actually means
What the agreement between the DUP and Conservatives actually means

Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, who served as May's co-chiefs of staff since the premier's tenure in the interior ministry, announced their resignations in statements. Former Conservative cabinet minister Owen Paterson, asked about her future, said: "Let's see how it pans out". "May fights to remain PM", said the front page of the Daily Telegraph, whi...

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  • United Kingdom conservatives agree outline deal with DUP for support
United Kingdom conservatives agree outline deal with DUP for support

May told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday she plans to start Brexit talks, as planned, in a couple of weeks. May's weakened position in the party rules out big changes to the Cabinet lineup. After May/Downing St. said it had deal with DUP party on governing, DUP says not true. "If any of that is a condition of confidence and suppl...

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  • Comey testifies under oath, Trump lashes back: He said vs he said
Comey testifies under oath, Trump lashes back: He said vs he said

The White House has seized on the part of Mr Comey's testimony where he said he had assured the president he himself was not under scrutiny over Russian Federation. Those voters will be key to the GOP's success in next year's midterms when Republicans will be defending a fragile majority in the House and looking to pick up seats in the Senate, th...

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  • Theresa May to meet DUP leader Arlene Foster after statement 'error'
Theresa May to meet DUP leader Arlene Foster after statement 'error'

British Prime Minister Theresa May reached an "outline agreement" with the ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party in order to be able to govern after a humiliating election that has left her authority in tatters. Her weakened position in the party rules out big changes, and May's office has said that the most senior Cabinet members - in...

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  • Rouhani: Terror acts are revenge against democracy
Rouhani: Terror acts are revenge against democracy

This week the nation of Iran was hit with twin #terror attacks; the "first major terror operation" on Iranian soil, the Independent newspaper reported . Iran has, partly with its own personnel but mainly through material support of clients and allies, been a leader in combating ISIS, especially in Iraq and to a lesser extent in Syria.

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  • British Prime Minister Theresa May's two most trusted advisers quit
British Prime Minister Theresa May's two most trusted advisers quit

He said the parties had a history of friendship, and that did not mean the Conservatives agreed with some of the DUP's more socially conservative positions. Following talks between May and the DUP on Saturday night, a second statement confirmed that no final deal had been reached. But the Sunday Times said Johnson had been pressed by five C...

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  • Spate of arrests in Iran following terrorist attacks
Spate of arrests in Iran following terrorist attacks

As the Critical Threats Project and the Institute for the Study of War have described in earlier reports , an attack cell such as this one requires a large and complex support infrastructure inside the target country linking it to a base outside that country.

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  • U.S. condemns human rights situation in Venezuela
U.S. condemns human rights situation in Venezuela

On Tuesday, Ambassador Nikki Haley highlighted two main problems the usa has with the council: the number of human-rights abusers who are members and the council's bias against Israel. Nikki Haley criticised the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for what she believes is a biased approach. Donahoe, who was USA ambassador to the council from 2010...

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  • For Donald Trump, the 'cloud' just grew that much darker
For Donald Trump, the 'cloud' just grew that much darker

I hardly know the man, it doesn't make sense'. I will tell you I didn't say that. Trump appears to be using two parallel arguments: I didn't tell Comey to back off Flynn. Mr Trump insists that Mr Comey lied in some parts of the testimony he gave on Thursday to the Senate intelligence committee. Trump was uncharacteristically quiet during Comey'...

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  • United Kingdom defence minister Fallon says government views on Brexit haven't changed
United Kingdom defence minister Fallon says government views on Brexit haven't changed

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has told Prime Minister Theresa May exactly what she thinks about the Democratic Unionist Party's (DUP) opposition to gay marriage. A similar tone came from Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, which represents the 28 E.U. heads of government: "We don't know when Brexit talks start", he twee...

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  • British PM May fights for survival ahead of Brexit talks
British PM May fights for survival ahead of Brexit talks

Instead, May's asking for some version of a " confidence and supply " agreement, where the DUP agrees to support the government on finance and a few other key votes. "Let's get on with the job", Johnson responded on Twitter. In return, the DUP is likely to ask for more money to be spent on Northern Ireland, and other specific concessions.

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  • Jeff Sessions to testify before Senate intelligence committee about Russia
Jeff Sessions to testify before Senate intelligence committee about Russia

In a letter on Saturday to Senator Richard Shelby Mr Sessions said that he had been scheduled to discuss the Justice Department budget before House and Senate Appropriations sub-committees but that it had become clear some members would focus their questions on the Russian Federation investigation.

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  • United Kingdom elections: Hung parliament could jeopardize Brexit plan
United Kingdom elections: Hung parliament could jeopardize Brexit plan

May, who had called a snap election confident her Conservative Party would increase its majority and strengthen her hand in the Brexit talks, on Friday said she would lead a minority government backed by a small Northern Irish party. But until a government emerges in London, it is unclear how the talks can start. Whether the ministerial negotiati...

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  • 'Dead woman walking': UK's Theresa May clings to power
'Dead woman walking': UK's Theresa May clings to power

It now holds 318 seats. Earlier, Mrs May announced that she meant to carry on in No 10 at the head of a minority government with the support of the Democratic Unionists (DUP) after falling eight seats short of an overall majority. This makes them the biggest anti-abortion party in the country. But until a government emerges in London, it is unc...

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  • Hungover: Britain definitely heading for hung parliament
Hungover: Britain definitely heading for hung parliament

Chairman of the Democratic Unionists Lord Maurice Morrow told BBC Radio 4's Today program, "The DUP will do what they always do - they elect in the best interests of Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom in general so therefore we will listen to what the Prime Minister has to say if she calls and hear what she wants to tell us".

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  • Three US soldiers killed in Afghanistan; a fourth soldier wounded
Three US soldiers killed in Afghanistan; a fourth soldier wounded

U.S. soldiers patrol near the site of a USA bombing during an operation against Islamic State (IS) militants in the Achin district of Afghanistan's Nangarhar province on April 15, 2017. "That Afghan soldier was also killed following the incident". USA special forces have been fighting alongside Afghan soldiers to take down both groups.

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