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The president told him, "I hope you can let this go", and he took it as more than a mere suggestion. The former FBI director's revelation makes clear that, in the heat of a presidential campaign, the sitting president's attorney general attempted to interfere with an investigation into the Democratic Party's candidate for president of the United States. [Full Article...]

Qatar says Saudi-led move to bar citizens breach of rights

Central Command , which is in Qatar . Qatar firmly denies the allegations. Defense Secretary James Mattis also spoke to his counterpart in Qatar to express USA commitment to security. There is substantial evidence that lax oversight has allowed terror financing to flourish within Qatar. OPSGROUP, an industry flight operations service, said it had advised airlines of a series of restrictions... [Full Article...]

Trump lawyer rejects Comey testimony, suggests prosecution

Trump , said one person familiar with his thinking, felt good about the testimony, which proved him right in several cases and included the revelation that Comey had leaked information to reporters. He also labeled Comey a leaker, accusing him of "unauthorized disclosures" of "privileged communications" he'd had with the president. "That is a very big deal, and not just because it involves m... [Full Article...]

Sitaram Yechury heckled in Delhi, two held

Sitaram Yechury heckled in Delhi, two held According to reports, two slogan-shouting men tried to manhandle Sitaram Yechury in his Delhi office. Two Hindu Sena workers have been arrested in connection with it, he said, adding, "they have told police that CPI-M leaders' unsavoury remarks against army had provoked them". [Full Article...]

Exit poll predicts hung parliament

At a polling station in Hackney in east London , a Labour stronghold, 41-year-old Simon Bolton said he had favoured May because he was confident that she would get the "best possible deal for Brexit ". She said her priorities remained the same: getting the Brexit deal right and doing what is best for the country. The exit poll predicted the Conservatives would win 314 seats and the Labour Pa... [Full Article...]

Trump wrong to attack Mayor of London: May

Trump wrong to attack Mayor of London: May London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Tuesday said he doesn't care about President Trump's tweets criticizing his comments in the wake of the London attack that left at least seven dead. President Trump's public feud with London Mayor Sadiq Khan is not sitting well with Prime Minister Theresa May . "I don't see that the president is picking a fight with the mayor of London at all", deputy p... [Full Article...]

Independence debate dominates in Scotland on election eve

Independence debate dominates in Scotland on election eve Voters in the Holyrood constituency of Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire will also be voting to choose their MSP in a by-election triggered by the resignation of Conservative John Lamont to fight for the corresponding Westminster constituency seat. [Full Article...]

Sri Lankan passenger threatens to blow Malaysian Airline flight

Sri Lankan passenger threatens to blow Malaysian Airline flight A man claimed to have explosives on Malaysia Airlines flight MH128 30 minutes after it took off on Wednesday night, forcing the plane to land. Passenger Andrew Leoncelli said the device the man had was a boombox type portable music player. [Full Article...]

British Airways cancels flights after major computer outage

British Airways cancels flights after major computer outage Customers should not travel to the airport today unless they have already rebooked onto another flight . The GMB union said BA laid off hundreds of IT staff a year ago and outsourced the work to India and blamed cost cutting for the travel chaos. [Full Article...]

Tories gain and Labour lose seats as exit poll adjusted

The losses complicate the SNP's plans to push for a new referendum on Scottish independence as Britain prepares to leave the EU. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP). "If the poll is anything like accurate, this is completely catastrophic for the Conservatives and for Theresa May", former Conservative Treasury chief George Osborne told ITV. [Full Article...]

Gianforte elected in Montana day after alleged assault

Gianforte elected in Montana day after alleged assault Ryan says "that's wrong and should not happen". "I do not think this is acceptable behavior, but the choice will be made by the people of Montana", Ryan told a news conference on Thursday. Immediately following the assault charge, three major Montana newspaper rescinded their endorsements of Gianforte. After asking Jacobs to lower the recorder, Jacobs declined. [Full Article...]

Kerry, Gore denounce Trump for exiting Paris climate accord

Kerry, Gore denounce Trump for exiting Paris climate accord However, none of this is enforceable, and these pledges are voluntary. "Climate change is real". Only two nations, Nicaragua and Syria, have never signed on to the global agreement to fight climate change, and the U.S.is the only country to declare it will leave the pact. [Full Article...]

Iraqi Kurds to vote on independence in September

Iraqi Kurds to vote on independence in September The Iraqi constitution of 2005 defines the Kurdistan region as a federal entity of Iraq. With the 50,000-strong People's Protection Units (YPG) advancing towards Raqqa and Mosul, the status quo seems favourable. Hardline Iranian-backed Iraqi Shi'ite militias have threatened to expel the Kurds by force from this region and other disputed areas. Earlier this year, for example, Kurdish security for... [Full Article...]

Australia energy review could pave way to policy compromise, keep lights on

Australia energy review could pave way to policy compromise, keep lights on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says chief scientist Alan Finkel's report on energy security will take the "ideology and politics" out of climate policy. Anti-fracking group, the Lock The Gate Alliance, said the Finkel Review ignores observed evidence of the damage gas inflicts on food production and local water resources. [Full Article...]

After Clinton investigation, Gowdy has a new target

After Clinton investigation, Gowdy has a new target In a statement, Cummings congratulated Gowdy and said "I look forward to working with him in a constructive and bipartisan manner on an agenda that serves the interests of the American people". The Oversight Committee has jurisdiction over the executive branch and the District of Columbia. Chaffetz announced on May 18 he would resign from Congress at the end of June. [Full Article...]

Trump's sons stand by father's criticism of London mayor

Although Khan responded to past attacks from the president, he denied doing so this week, with his office saying that the mayor "has more important things than responding to Donald Trump's ill-informed tweet ". When asked to respond to President Trump's tweets, Khan said Tuesday he had "no time" to do so as he dealt with the attacks that killed seven people and injured 48 others. [Full Article...]

UK police name third attacker as new search gets underway

UK police name third attacker as new search gets underway A third man, aged 29, was arrested on suspicion of the preparation of terrorist acts at a home in the same area. He was the ringleader of the terrorists who ploughed into the pedestrians using a hired white van and stabbed several revellers in pubs leaving seven dead and 48 injured. [Full Article...]

Hostage-taker in Australia had been acquitted of terror plot

Hostage-taker in Australia had been acquitted of terror plot He wounded three police with a shotgun blast during the siege , but was killed himself in the firefight. Corrections Victoria confirmed Khayre's Global Positioning System tracker was tampered with while the siege was under way. That's a good thing. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews now wants spy agencies to make submissions to parole boards about inmates on terror watch lists. [Full Article...]

Branson calls Trump 'naive' for exiting Paris climate accord

Branson calls Trump 'naive' for exiting Paris climate accord While he says the move is bad for the planet and the economy, sustainable investing will get a boost as a result because it "will matter more than ever before", Andrei Cherny , CEO of ESG-focused advice firm Aspiration , tells the publication. [Full Article...]

Nick Clegg first 'big beast' to lose seat

Conceding defeat, Clegg said "in politics, you live by the sword and you die by the sword". The Lib Dems did record gains in Bath, East Dumbartonshire, Kingston and Twickenham, where Sir Vince Cable, the former business secretary, regained his seat. [Full Article...]


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