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Trump breaks silence on Comey testimony: 'total and complete vindication'

He said the president had pressured him to drop a probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn , whom Mr Trump fired for misleading the White House over M Flynn's contacts with Moscow's ambassador. "Those were lies, plain and simple ", Comey said. US President Donald Trump has broken his silence on Twitter after James Comey's explosive testimony to accuse the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief of perjury. Read More

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General Election results 2017

The Labour Party, which exceeded expectations to win 266 seats, will continue to pile on pressure on Theresa May to resign - and she will continue to resist, in the name of "stability". "Let's put our minds together on striking a deal ", Michel Barnier said. After two shocks at British polling booths in as many years, some European neighbors are running out of patience, while others see signs of hope for a more stunted Brexit. Read More

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Comey: I kept records on Trump because I thought he might 'lie'

The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director said he he kept notes on his meetings with the president because he was concerned Trump might lie about the nature of their conversations. Trump's leaker reference is in regard to Comey's testimony that he provided a memo to a close friend so that it could be leaked to the press. Trump abruptly fired Comey as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on May 9, admitting later that the Russian Federation probe was on his mind ... Read More

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Qatar blames current crisis on fake news inserted by hackers

Saudi Arabia , Bahrain , Egypt , Yemen and the United Arab Emirates - as well as Libya - have all cut ties with Qatar over the country's alleged links to extremist groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood . "Qatar has a history of supporting groups that span the spectrum of political expression, from activism to violence", Tillerson said . The secretary of State said the emir of Qatar has made progress in curbing financial support for extremist groups, "but he must do more and he ... Read More

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Egypt and Bahrain keep pressure on Qatar in Gulf crisis

Adel al-Jubeir spoke Wednesday after meeting his German counterpart in Berlin. Qatar relies heavily on food imports, especially those coming over its only land border with Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia's al Watan newspaper published what it said was a list of eight "extremist organizations" seen as working to destabilize the region from Qatar , including Qatar's al Jazeera news channel, that were targeted by Gulf Arab states. Read More

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LeBron not faulting Warriors for building powerhouse team

Kerr mockingly agreed, saying after the Warriors' shootaround that "the game gets worse as time goes on" and "players are less talented than they used to be". They made tough shots, they got it rolling. One team is trying to make history, the other desperately hoping to avoid a repeat of it. Iguodala's line: 4 points (2-of-4 shooting from the field, 0-of-2 from the line), four assists, two blocks and one rebound. Read More

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Kansas man faces hate crime indictment in bar shooting

Kansas man faces hate crime indictment in bar shooting

The indictment alleges Purinton shot Kuchibhotla and Madasani due to their perceived race, color, religion and national origin. A third count in the indictment charges Purinton with violating a federal firearms statute by discharging a firearm at Kuchibhotla, Madasani, and the third man, Ian Grillot , during those crimes of violence. Read More

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Qatar rejects as baseless terrorism blacklist by four Arab states

Analysts say the crisis is in part an extension of a 2014 dispute, when Saudi Arabia , the UAE and Bahrain temporarily recalled their ambassadors from Doha over Qatari support for Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood . He added that it hurts USA business activities and the US effort to fight the terror group ISIS. The State Department had said the us learned only at the last minute about the Arab nations' plan to cut ties . Read More

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No. 1 seed Angelique Kerber falls at French Open

Mattek-Sands, the world number 117, will now lock horns with 2010 Roland Garros finalist Sam Stosur of Australia to book her place in the third round. "I'm happy with the game, of course", Kvitova said, "but I mean, it wasn't really about the game today". Last year, she fell to unseeded Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands. Read More

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Trump blames Qatar for funding terror

The president did not limit his call for greater action against terrorism to Qatar alone but instead urged " Qatar and other nations in the region to do more to combat terrorism and do it faster". On Friday, Qatar's foreign minister described the blockade as a violation of worldwide law and said there was an attempt to mobilise global opinion against the Gulf emirate. Read More

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Trump's Personal Attorney Denies Comey Allegations, Says Comments Vindicate President

During his testimony , Comey admitted to leaking copies of memo notes he wrote after conversations with Trump to a friend with the idea that it would wind up in the media. "I hope you can see your way clear to letting Flynn go". "I took it as, this is what he wants me to do". "I took it as a very disturbing thing and very concerning, but that's a conclusion that I'm sure the special counsel will work towards to try and understand what the intention was there and whether that's an offense". Read More

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Catalonia Independence Vote Rejected by Spanish Government

Catalonia Independence Vote Rejected by Spanish Government

The government of Catalonia says it has been open to negotiating the terms of the referendum or coming to an agreement, but has been ignored by Madrid. The AP reports the latest polls show that a majority of people in Catalonia support holding a referendum , but far fewer support actually separating from Spain: just 44.3 percent support a split. Read More

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London police arrest 6 as attack footage is released

London police arrest 6 as attack footage is released

Spanish authorities have said Ignacio Echeverria , a 39-year-old banking analyst who fought off terrorists with his skateboard, was also murdered. All others who had been arrested have been released without facing charges. He was also arrested on "suspicion of the preparation of terrorist acts", police said. But Butt, 27, was not the typical resident of the East London neighborhood of Barking. Read More

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EU presses Britain to get its act together for Brexit talks

EU presses Britain to get its act together for Brexit talks

The Prime Minister had called for the snap election back in April . The opposite happened as she lost her majority and undermined her own authority as prime minister. "As of now, I don't see any obstacles for negotiations to start as expected", said Merkel. But he added, "I don't think we should read these results as calling into question the stance on Brexit which was clearly expressed by the British people". Read More

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Ohio State hires Butler basketball coach Chris Holtmann

Ohio State hires Butler basketball coach Chris Holtmann

Since the 1996-97 season, when current BU athletic director and then basketball coach Barry Collier led the Bulldogs to their first NCAA tournament since 1962, Butler has appeared in 14 NCAA tournaments. In his career as a head coach, Holtmann holds a 114-85 record. Holtmann was named as the league's Coach of the Year in March. Recruiting players to Butler and recruiting players to Ohio State is a different ball game. Read More

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Theresa May names top Tories to team after major election blow

Ms May remained frontrunner to lead the next government after insisting she would not resign despite falling short of 326 seats and criticism of her election campaign. Mr Wickham reported a "Pro-David Davis source" told him that Mr Johnson was the "massive favourite" to take over the reins of power, though the source added: "but when has the favourite ever won". Read More

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North Korea says it tested new anti-ship missile

North Korea says it tested new anti-ship missile

The rocket, tested from a tracked mobile launcher, was a new weapon North Korea displayed for the first time in a military parade earlier this year, KCNA said. Two North Koreans have made a decision to defect to South Korea after being rescued last week from waters off the east coast of the peninsula, South Korea said on Thursday. Read More

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Two suspects arrested for Tehran terror attack

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a tweet on Thursday called the White House comments "repugnant" and accused the US of supporting terror. Iran denounced Donald Trump's reaction to deadly Islamic State group attacks in Tehran as "repugnant" today after the USA president warned the nation is reaping what it sows. Read More

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Korea Launches Scud-class Ballistic Missile

Korea Launches Scud-class Ballistic Missile

The U.S. Pacific Command says the launch came near the town of Wonsan on North Korea's east coast. "Working with the United States, we will take specific action to deter North Korea ", Abe said on Japanese television. South Korea President Moon Jae-In scheduled a meeting of the national security council to assess the launch from their neighbor. "The flight range is about 450km (280 miles)", the statement said, adding that South Korean and U.S. Read More

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London Attack: Attacker Known to Authorities As PM's Record Called Into Question

London Attack: Attacker Known to Authorities As PM's Record Called Into Question

The latest arrests come on the eve of Britain's general election on Thursday, after a political campaign marred by the London attack and a suicide bombing in Manchester last month. All three were shot and killed Saturday night as they rampaged through central London on the London Bridge and into Borough Market. Butt had appeared in a documentary called " The Jihadis Next Door ", broadcast previous year by Britain's Channel 4, as part of a group of men who unfurled an Islamic State ... Read More

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Who was London attacker Khuram Butt?

Who was London attacker Khuram Butt?

They suggested that Butt was not "radicalised" in Pakistan, and that the family does not have links to religious parties. He had claimed that his organisation Al-Muhajiroun, which was banned in Britain and Pakistan at that time, had widespread support amongst the Lal Masjid students. Read More

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Qatar won't back down in face of pressure: minister

The Turkish military will ensure the safety of Qatar, said Qatar's Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani. In an interview published by Saudi Arabic daily Asharq Al Awsat, Bahraini Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed said conditions posed by the four countries for a resolution of the crisis were "crystal clear". Read More

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Confirmed: 2 Australians Killed in the London Terror Attack

She described herself as "just your average dreamer, with a full time job and a constant longing to go where I haven't been". She told reporters on Wednesday that he had changed in the a year ago. Boats from the police marine unit and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution have been searching the river . Sara was the second Australian to be killed in the attack after her friend, Kirsty Boden , was pronounced dead. Read More

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Vote Puts Diminished UK Leader in Brexit Talks

Vote Puts Diminished UK Leader in Brexit Talks

Donald Tusk, the former Polish premier who will oversee the process as chair of European Union national leaders' summits, also stressed there was "no time to lose" and a need for London and Brussels to cooperate to minimise disruption for people, businesses and governments across Europe when Britain walks out in 22 months. Read More

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ISIS claims attack in Iran

The twin attacks carried out in Iran's parliament and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini on Wednesday are a powerful reminder that no nation on the planet can consider itself immune to the ravages of terrorism. But the BBC reported that only one security guard was killed in Parliament. The siege lasted for hours, and one of the attackers blew himself up inside, according to Iran's state TV. Read More

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