• Trump tweets: Fired FBI director is 'a leaker'
Trump tweets: Fired FBI director is 'a leaker'

In his first congressional appearance since being abruptly fired by Trump last month, Comey detailed months of distrust of the president and bluntly asserted that Trump had fired him to interfere with the probe of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign.

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  • British PM Theresa May apologises to own MPs for 'election mess'
British PM Theresa May apologises to own MPs for 'election mess'

Two days after results of Britain's snap election showed May's Conservatives had lost their majority in parliament , a visibly weakened premier denied she was feeling "shell-shocked" when quizzed by Sky News . Foster, who is due to meet May on Tuesday, could insist that Britain stay in the customs union, and that would probably make it easier...

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  • US breaks with G7 on climate, development banks - statement
US breaks with G7 on climate, development banks - statement

Withdrawing from the Paris Agreement will cause that relationship to worsen because it sends a signal to the United States' European allies that the U.S.is abandoning them on fighting climate change . He said the other G7 countries hoped to continue constructive dialogue with the United States but insisted on the Paris parameters. "We're a...

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  • Hung parliament in the United Kingdom as Conservatives lose majority
Hung parliament in the United Kingdom as Conservatives lose majority

May has been pressing for a so-called "hard" Brexit , which would include leaving the EU's massive collective market and no longer allowing European Union citizens to come and live and work freely in the United Kingdom. We can accept the logic of support for Brexit providing the glue that would keep a deal together between the Conservatives and th...

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  • Qatar Airways calls on UN body to declare Qatar measures illegal
Qatar Airways calls on UN body to declare Qatar measures illegal

Qatar Petroleum said it "wishes to affirm that it is conducting business as usual", adding that it remains committed to being a stable energy producer. "If this were to happen, it would be such an escalation from Qatar's side, the UAE and Saudi would up the ante even more". Qatar Airways has been hit hard by the dispute, with 18 destinations now...

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  • Jeremy Corbyn's celebratory high five turned into an awkward boob slap
Jeremy Corbyn's celebratory high five turned into an awkward boob slap

The pair grinned and pointed at each other in a celebratory gesture, which Corbyn appeared to mistake as an invitation to high five. "I am a man of my word, so what I'm gonna do is sit here, and eat my book, while you guys carry on", he said during an appearance on Sky News .

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  • USA forces back military in Philippines
USA forces back military in Philippines

Speaking in Tokyo last week, Cayetano told the Nikkei Asian Review that worldwide cooperation was needed to end the siege in Marawi . The Philippine military suffered its worst day yet in its fight to reclaim Marawi from ISIS-linked militants, losing 13 marines during heavy door-to-door fighting on Friday.

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  • Press Secretary Spicer Pressed About White House Taping System
Press Secretary Spicer Pressed About White House Taping System

The newspaper noted that it doesn't exclude the possibility of recordings created by another entity. The Secret Service , which protects the president and his family, maintained a secret taping system for the White House in the eras of John F.

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  • Sessions' Testimony Will Be Open to Public
Sessions' Testimony Will Be Open to Public

The White House on Monday suggested Sessions could invoke executive privilege during his testimony depending on "the scope of the questions". Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify in an open hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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  • Qatar backs Kuwait mediation efforts over rift with Arab states
Qatar backs Kuwait mediation efforts over rift with Arab states

In televised interviews on Monday, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker called the move an "illegal blockade" and urged the United Nations' civil aviation branch to intervene. Qatar has also begun shipping cargo through Oman as a means of bypassing restrictions. A recent visit by US President Donald Trump to Riyadh, where he called on Arab countries ...

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  • UK:Brexit talks to start soon-minister
UK:Brexit talks to start soon-minister

A deal with the DUP is seen as controversial in Britain because of the party's social conservatism, its opposition to same-sex marriage, and its hostility to abortion . Devolution in Northern Ireland is based on the template laid out in the 1998 Good Friday Agreement . May also restored former Justice Secretary Michael Gove to the Cabinet in ...

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  • Iran begins food aid flights into Qatar
Iran begins food aid flights into Qatar

Qatar is the world's largest producer and exporter of liquified natural gas, but it heavily relies on imports for food staples and raw materials. Hamad Al Ali, who is accused of facilitating terrorist attacks in Kuwait, Iraq and elsewhere, described the measures taken against Doha as an "atrocious and heinous siege of the people of Qatar".

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  • J&K: 2 militants killed in encounter with security forces
J&K: 2 militants killed in encounter with security forces

The terrorists were inside a house and opened fire, prompting security forces to retaliate. Police sources said that both the militants belonged to Hizbul Mujahideen and the bodies of both have been handed over to their families. Two pistols and four grenades have been recovered from them. Security forces rushed to the scene and started a probe i...

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  • Singapore offers to help bankroll China's global ambitions
Singapore offers to help bankroll China's global ambitions

Singapore welcomes Chinese companies to submit bids on the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur High Speed Rail, Singaporean Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan has said. Balakrishnan said Singapore is willing to take on the opportunity to be a coordinator country between the ASEAN and China and, when it becomes rotating president of the ASEAN in ...

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  • May to face Conservative Party questioning over poll setback
May to face Conservative Party questioning over poll setback

With British politics thrust into the deepest turmoil since last June's shock Brexit vote, European Union leaders were left wondering how the divorce talks would open next week. But there is speculation she may now be forced to soften her approach, which had included a threat to walk away without a new trade deal in place. An admirer of K...

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  • Families of London Bridge terrorists condemn attack
Families of London Bridge terrorists condemn attack

Zaghba, an Italian citizen of Moroccan descent, is thought to have... "People are going to look at the front pages today and they're going to say: 'How on earth could we have let this guy or possibly more through the net?'", Johnson told broadcaster Sky News on Tuesday.

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  • Decapitated Trump head 'way too far' - Kathy Griffin
Decapitated Trump head 'way too far' - Kathy Griffin

Griffin appears in a video posted online Tuesday holding what looks like President Donald Trump's bloody, severed head. "It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate", Cooper wrote, also in a tweet . Will you pressure your own network to drop Griffin following this photo shoot depicting a beheaded President? The comic apologiz...

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  • Hawaii law aligns state with Paris climate pact
Hawaii law aligns state with Paris climate pact

Hawaii is joining at least 12 other states that have formed the U.S. Climate Alliance and promised to remain committed to the goals in the Paris deal. Although Hawaii already has strong environmental rules, the new law is the first to directly refer to the standards of the Paris agreement , said Glen Andersen, who tracks energy and climat...

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  • Reporters Repeatedly Ask Spicer Same Question on Comey Tapes, Get Same Answer
Reporters Repeatedly Ask Spicer Same Question on Comey Tapes, Get Same Answer

The Secret Service has handled recording systems within the White House for previous presidents. After Trump again intimated last week that he could have recorded his controversial discussions with fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey , it remained unclear if that claim was true.

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  • British Prime Minister Faces Pressure to Resign After Vote Backfires
British Prime Minister Faces Pressure to Resign After Vote Backfires

On June 19, the Queen, in traditional state coach and full regalia, will travel from Buckingham Palace to Parliament to unveil the new government's legislative agenda. "She was clear she was responsible". On Tuesday, May is due to meet the DUP leader Arlene Foster to finalize a deal to ensure support for May's minority government on major iss...

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