• James Comey ratings boost cable, broadcast TV
James Comey ratings boost cable, broadcast TV

MSNBC logged 2.737M total viewers. MSNBC and Fox News were in a close race for second place with MSNBC eking out that victory, picking up 630,000 viewers, 30,000 more than Fox had in the demo. Of the three big broadcast networks ABC's coverage drew the most viewers (3.295 million) followed by CBS (3.286 million). But CNN clocked 1.017M news-dem...

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  • Japan enacts law allowing Emperor Akihito to abdicate
Japan enacts law allowing Emperor Akihito to abdicate

This is the first expected abdication by a Japanese crowned ruler in nearly 200 years. It also highlights a pressing issue of the shrinking royal population and male successors. The bill, adopted in mid-May, stipulates that Akihito could resign as of the day it takes effect, for which it will have a three-year term. Also proposed in the bill is a...

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  • Fired FBI Director Comey faces Senate and rebuts Trump
Fired FBI Director Comey faces Senate and rebuts Trump

In his Senate testimony on Thursday, James Comey revealed several bombshell details about his exchanges with President Trump , including that he had leaked information about their meetings. Former FBI Director James Comey speaks during a hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill, Washington , D.C., June 8, 2...

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  • Shiite Muslim sentenced to death in Pakistan for blasphemy
Shiite Muslim sentenced to death in Pakistan for blasphemy

He was arrested by Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) a year ago and a case was lodged against him under relevant clauses of the Anti-Terrorism Act. Raza was arrested past year for allegedly posting derogatory content about Sunni Muslim religious leaders and the wives of the Prophet Mohammed on Facebook .

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  • Pound dives as United Kingdom plunges into new period of uncertainty
Pound dives as United Kingdom plunges into new period of uncertainty

Grim-faced, May said her Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party would together form a new government "that can provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this critical time". One EU Commissioner has said he is unsure if Brexit negotiations - due to open on 19th June - can now begin as planned. Corbyn says he won't join forces with...

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  • Trump rages against ex-FBI chief James Comey, calls him a 'leaker'
Trump rages against ex-FBI chief James Comey, calls him a 'leaker'

That is a very big deal". But Comey also confirmed that Trump was not being probed. The White House and Trump's lawyers expressed vindication over some parts of Comey's testimony and lashed out at others. Former FBI director James Comey walks through a corridor on the way to a secure room to continue his testimony to the Senate Select Commi...

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  • Iran: The twin attackers killed, IS claims responsibility
Iran: The twin attackers killed, IS claims responsibility

For Iran's leadership, the attacks against such conspicuous symbols of the post-revolutionary order will reinforce the perception that the primary goal of the attacks was not merely to sow insecurity and terrorize civilians, but rather to undermine and even overthrow the regime.

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  • The best reactions from the Cavaliers' season-saving win over the Warriors
The best reactions from the Cavaliers' season-saving win over the Warriors

The Cavs set Finals records with 86 points in the first half, 49 in the first quarter, and 3-pointers in a game (24). With their first defeat of these 2017 playoffs, the Warriors lost out on securing a flawless postseason, but they can still put an end to this series with a victory in Game 5 on Monday night at Oracle Arena.

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  • Enhance connectivity without infringing sovereignty: Modi at SCO
Enhance connectivity without infringing sovereignty: Modi at SCO

On his part, Prime Minister Modi thanked Mr. Xi for supporting India's membership to the SCO. Modi further said terrorism is one of the chief violators of human rights and values. Putin also said that the SCO members should work on combing economic cooperation efforts and national strategies to bring together the capacities of the existing inte...

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  • Trump commits to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mutual defense after hesitating
Trump commits to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mutual defense after hesitating

June 9, 2017. Iohannis said that his responsibility and that of his U.S. counterparts go beyond security of their citizens, as he called for strengthening the ties for an enhanced economic exchange between the two countries. "He's a leaker", Trump said of Comey. "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication", Trump ...

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  • Trump, Tillerson send mixed messages on Qatar
Trump, Tillerson send mixed messages on Qatar

President Trump hammered the tiny nation of Qatar, a vital Middle Eastern ally of the United States , for its history of funding terror groups, even as a diplomatic blockade of the gas-rich country by other Arab States is hindering USA military operations against ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria .

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  • Trump lawyer to file complaint over Comey's leaked memos
Trump lawyer to file complaint over Comey's leaked memos

The president broke his silence on Twitter on Friday following explosive testimony by Comey, declaring "total and complete vindication". Collins, a member of the Senate intelligence committee , which is investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election , said Comey's motivation "may have been a good one".

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  • UK govt a minority on eve of Brexit talks
UK govt a minority on eve of Brexit talks

With official results in Friday morning for all but one of the 650 Parliamentary seats in play, it was clear that May's Conservative Party had lost its majority , leaving her unable to form a new government without building a coalition. "And with so much to negotiate between now and then, any time lost (having already lost seven weeks to the elect...

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  • Inter confirm Spalletti appointment
Inter confirm Spalletti appointment

We need to improve. While the Portuguese tactician may well have enjoyed what some would consider a successful season previous year with two trophies in the EFL Cup and Europa League , it looks as though things will only get harder moving forward and reinforcements will be needed.

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  • Third London Bridge attacker an Italian national
Third London Bridge attacker an Italian national

Youssef Zaghba , 22, the son of an Italian mother and Moroccan father, was reportedly stopped at Italy's Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport previous year as he was headed to Syria via Turkey. Questions remain over whether investigators had the resources to look into complaints such as those levelled by Butt's neighbours about his attempts to r...

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  • House, Senate investigators seek Trump tapes, Comey memos
House, Senate investigators seek Trump tapes, Comey memos

Mr Comey told the Senate intelligence committee on Thursday about several one-on-one interactions with the president, during which he said Mr Trump pressed him to show "loyalty", to back off on the FBI investigation of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn , and to disclose that Mr Trump himself was not under investiga...

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  • United Kingdom leader May: I will form a government to provide certainty
United Kingdom leader May: I will form a government to provide certainty

When May called the election in April, she did so with the Conservatives riding high in the polls , and the pound had surged on expectations that a big majority for the Conservatives would allow her to quell the so-called euroskeptics in her parliamentary ranks.

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  • Trump accuses Qatar of funding terrorism
Trump accuses Qatar of funding terrorism "at a very high level"

The UAE , along with Egypt , has backed anti-Islamist former army commander Khalifa Haftar, appointed by a government and parliament based in the east. "But they can be addressed immediately". "Qatar has a history of supporting groups that span the spectrum of political expression, from activism to violence", Tillerson said.

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  • UAE bans expressions of sympathy toward Qatar
UAE bans expressions of sympathy toward Qatar

It remained to be seen if Riyadh could force Qatar to heel in short order, Jatras argued. Bahrain and Egypt severed relations with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of supporting Islamist militants and their arch-adversary Iran - allegations Qatar says are baseless.

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  • Turkey President Erdogan urges lifting of blockade against Qatar
Turkey President Erdogan urges lifting of blockade against Qatar

But when it comes to Qatar's foreign policy, "no one has the right to intervene", said Sheikh Mohammed. "It has to realise its interests are with us, not with another country that conspires against us, wants to dominate and divide us". Navy's 5th Fleet and an under-construction British naval base. The four Arab countries named in a statement 59 p...

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