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Lies, defamation, tapes, leaks: Highlights from Comey's testimony

Lies, defamation, tapes, leaks: Highlights from Comey's testimony

Comey called President Trump a liar . The term quickly became a trending topic on Twitter . "We're under siege ... but we will come out bigger and better and stronger than ever", he said. From Capitol Hill to San Francisco's Castro district, Comey's appearance attracted television "watch parties" beckoning politics buffs to taverns, restaurants and living rooms to view an event some likened to the "Super Bowl of Washington ". Read More

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Iran sends food to Qatar amid Gulf dispute

Iran sends food to Qatar amid Gulf dispute

The statement comes amid a blockade imposed by the Gulf states of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, in addition to Egypt and other non-Gulf countries, accusing Qatar sheltering members of terrorist organizations and interfering in other countries' domestic affairs. Read More

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Theresa May's two closest aides quit after election debacle

Theresa May's two closest aides quit after election debacle

Mr Timothy said: "I take responsibility for my part in this election campaign , which was the oversight of our policy programme". Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has emerged as the favorite to replace May. Writing separately in a column in The Times , Perrior said she saw May stand up to Hill "only a handful of times ". Mrs May called the election claiming she wanted a stronger hand in the forthcoming Brexit negotiations, due to start on the same day as the Queen's Speech. Read More

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US airstrike kills 8 Islamic extremists in Somalia

US airstrike kills 8 Islamic extremists in Somalia

The Pentagon said the operation occurred at approximately 0600 GMT/UTC "in coordination with regional partners as a direct response to al-Shabab actions , including recent attacks on Somali forces". Africom assessed that eight al-Shabaab militants were killed in the strike. "You have no future with the terrorists, but you can still be a part of Somalia's future; a peaceful and prosperous future". Read More

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Trump berates Qatar as Gulf stand-off escalates

He says that funding has to end. 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 U.S. The Qatari government said the list "once again reinforces baseless allegations that hold no foundation in fact" and boasted: "We lead the region in attacking the roots of terrorism". Read More

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Hundreds demonstrate against Theresa May's alliance with the DUP

Hundreds demonstrate against Theresa May's alliance with the DUP

Theresa May clung to her job as Prime Minister only by arranging a coalition with the ten members of Northern Ireland's Democratic Union Party, giving her a bare three-vote majority in the 650-vote House of Commons. Graham Brady, the chairman of the Tory backbench 1922 Committee and one of the party's key power-brokers, insisted that there was no appetite among MPs for an immediate leadership challenge which could see them plunged into another general election. Read More

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DUP enters into discussions with Conservative Party

As the results of this extraordinary election were declared, the DUP's Deputy Leader, Nigel Dodds, declared it was "turning into a great night" for his party and for the union between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK. The election, which has overturned all opinion poll projections of a strong Conservative party majority, recorded the highest turnout in 25 years at 68.7 per cent, with almost 32 million of the 46.9 million registered voters casting their ballots. Read More

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Qatar Lauds Russia's Offer on Food Supplies Amid Row With Arab States

Qatar Lauds Russia's Offer on Food Supplies Amid Row With Arab States

Niger said on Saturday it had recalled its ambassador to Qatar in solidarity with Arab countries that have cut ties with Doha over allegations it sponsors Islamist militants and Iran. Iran's flag carrier is flying vegetables to Qatar after Arab nations cut land, sea and air routes to the energy-rich Gulf nation. Iranian media meanwhile reported Sunday that three traditional dhow boats carrying some 350 tons of fruit are to leave for Qatar from the small Iranian port of Dayyer. Read More

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United Kingdom leader May seen fighting for survival after election failure

Instead of a projected landslide in her favour, May ended up throwing away the small majority that the former David Cameron-led party had won in the 2015 general election . "Theresa May has lost credibility and leverage in her party, her country and across Europe". "The Conservatives have not yet broken the British system of democracy, but through their hubris and incompetence they have managed to make a mockery of it", it said in an editorial. Read More

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I would speak under oath on Comey

Trump also seized on Comey's revelation that he had directed a friend to release memos he'd written documenting his conversations with the president to a reporter. He said that he'd carefully documented his interactions with Trump because he anxious Trump would misrepresent them, and accused the administration of spreading "lies, plain and simple" about the reasons for his firing. Read More

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Iran makes more arrests in connection with deadly Tehran attacks

During a televised interview on Saturday, Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said that the terrorist commander was killed earlier in the day by intelligence forces. The Iranian Students' News Agency (IRNA) quoted a ministry statement that provided the identities of the attackers, who, the ministry said, had fought for Daesh in the Syrian city of Raqqah and the Iraqi city of Mosul. Read More

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'I can still be Prime Minister': Corbyn

According to media accounts, internal pressure on May led to the resignation on Saturday of the Prime Minister's two co-chiefs of staff, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, who have been blamed for their role in designing the Conservatives' campaign and the parliamentary setback. Read More

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US Soldiers Killed In 'Insider Attack'

The wounded soldier had been evacuated for medical treatment, it said. "An investigation has already begun", Khogyani said, according to Reuters. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid says in a statement that a Taliban loyalist had infiltrated the Afghan army "just to attack foreign forces". Read More

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Senior UK Conservative lawmaker in Belfast for talks with DUP -PA

Senior UK Conservative lawmaker in Belfast for talks with DUP -PA

But the ballot-box humiliation has seriously - and possibly mortally - wounded her leadership just as Britain is about to begin complex exit talks with the European Union. It added that "the logic leading to Mrs". The petition echoed some of the slogans at a leftist demonstration by a few hundred people outside Downing Street today who chanted: "Racist, sexist, anti-gay, the DUP has go to go". Read More

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Theresa May's top advisors quit after election failure

Theresa May's top advisors quit after election failure

Theresa May looks set to be backed by the Democratic Unionist Party as she attempts to run a minority government following her General Election disaster. "At this time more than anything else, this country needs a period of stability", Mrs May said. The last count of the election saw Labour overturn a 7,000 majority in Kensington, London , where Emma Dent Coad saw off Tory incumbent Victoria Borwick by just 20 votes after a third recount. Read More

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UAE seeking 'change of policy, not regime' in Qatar: Minister

UAE seeking 'change of policy, not regime' in Qatar: Minister

Gargash listed a number of terror groups he alleged Qatar had funded, including al-Qaida's branches in Syria and Somalia, militants in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and other group's with "al-Qaida-type organizations" in Libya. Officials quoted by Reuters said talks were taking place with Iran , Turkey and others to secure supplies of food and water. US President Donald Trump, whose tweets on the crisis have caused controversy, spoke to Qatar's Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, by phone ... Read More

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Britain's May seeks deal with N.Ireland party to cling to power

Instead, she has left Britain's government ranks in disarray, days before the divorce negotiations are due to start on June 19. That timeline now looks even more ambitious than before, not least because May's electoral debacle has emboldened those within her own party who object to her "hard Brexit " approach of leaving the European single market and customs union. Read More

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Russia says US-led coalition colludes with IS in Syria

Russia says US-led coalition colludes with IS in Syria

During his meeting with Xi, Modi said the two sides should tap their potential in cooperation, strengthen communication and coordination in worldwide affairs, respect each other's core concerns and appropriately handle their disputes. Official sources said Modi and Sharif were in the Leaders Lounge at the Astana Opera tonight before the SCO concert where they exchanged greetings. Read More

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Hung parliament would be a blow to Brexit negotiations

Germany's Chancellor said she wanted to get to work quickly on talks over Britain's separation from the European Union and was ready for the negotiations to start on 19 June. Few Europeans voiced much sympathy for May. "Yet another own goal, after Cameron now May will make already complex negotiations even more complicated", tweeted Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament's representative on Brexit negotiations. Read More

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Trump says '100 percent' willing to respond to Comey under oath

Donald Trump shakes hands with his Romanian counterpart Klaus Iohannis after a joint news conference in the Rose Garden on Friday. At a White House press conference today, President Trump accused former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey of perjuring himself before the US Senate-a very serious charge-and further advanced the ridiculous charade that he can prove it all with secret "tapes" which nearly certainly do not exist. Read More

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Donald Trump Infrastructure Speech in Cincinnati, Ohio

Trump said the families - one from OH and another from Kentucky - are going through "turmoil" along with millions of other consumers who are facing rising premiums and limited choices for health coverage under the 2010 law. It has proposed funding improvements with $200 billion in public funds over nine years that would theoretically leverage $1 trillion worth of construction. Read More

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