by | June 10, 2017 | 07:12

Vice President Mike Pence's claims that Russia ranks among the security concerns for U.S. allies in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. "The summit of the heads of state of the SCO [Shanghai Cooperation Organization] being held today and tomorrow in Astana is of far greater interest for us", said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov when asked if Moscow would be tuned into the Senate Intelligence Committee hearings.

by | June 10, 2017 | 07:10

On May 16, the New York Times reported that a memo from Comey discussed an apparent request from Trump to shut down the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn . Comey told senators he resisted those entreaties because the situation could change and if it did, that, too, would have to be announced. President Trump on Friday claimed former FBI Director James Comey lied under oath during his sworn testimony before a Congressional committee.

by | June 10, 2017 | 07:09

But May vowed to "fulfil the promise of Brexit ", in a statement outside her Downing Street office after seeking permission from the head of state Queen Elizabeth II to form a new government. Labour has taken seats from the Conservatives including Battersea and Canterbury and has unseated former Lib Dem leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in Sheffield Hallam.

by | June 10, 2017 | 07:06

He tends to make them fairly prolonged and uses a freakish technique of gripping his counterpart's hand and giving it a yank before releasing their hand, but other world leaders seem to have caught on. The Internet was abuzz Friday with pictures of French President Emmanuel Macron and his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau schmoozing at the G7 summit in Sicily, strolling through flowered walkways and chatting against the backdrop of a sparkling blue Mediterranean sea.

by | June 10, 2017 | 07:08

When a representative for Khan pointed out that those words were actually said in relation to the increased police presence in the city, Trump branded it a "pathetic excuse" that was being pushed by the mainstream media. When pressed about how his proposed ban would affect Mr Khan, he said: "There will always be exceptions". "Our special relationship with the USA means that we will stand up and speak out when something is wrong, and Donald Trump is wrong about many things".

by | June 10, 2017 | 07:04

Still, he maintained he had never asked Comey for a pledge of allegiance. Earlier in his press conference, Trump said he was "happy" with parts of Comey's testimony, including that the former FBI director said he had assured the president he wasn't personally under investigation regarding the Russian meddling in the election and possible collusion by Trump campaign aides.

by | June 10, 2017 | 07:08

More than a dozen states this year considered bills restricting bathroom access for transgender people, including Kansas, where the GOP-controlled House this week refused to debate a "bathroom bill" amendment proposed by a freshman legislator.

by | June 10, 2017 | 07:05

The PM reiterated Pakistan's strong commitment to cooperate with both countries in the energy sector, regional connectivity and human resource development. He expressed hope that the group will devote more attention towards climate change. "Since the signing of the Shanghai Convention on Combating Terrorism , Separatism and Extremism in June 2001, SCO member states have strengthened the crackdown on the three forces, of terrorism, extremism and separatism", it said.

by | June 10, 2017 | 07:03

Subban's comments were bland, of the "I'm not a ref" variety. Hainsey's second goal of the playoffs came 16:40 into the period. Usually quotable Nashville defenseman P.K. She should know, because for the first time ever on Wednesday night, the show had to move from its home at the Bridgestone Arena due to the team's hot run in the finals.

by | June 10, 2017 | 06:58

Tensions with the United States began mounting in 1985 when Noriega dismissed Nicolas Ardito Barletta, Panama's first democratically elected president in 16 years. Manuel Antonio Noriega Moreno was born on February 11, 1934 in Panama City . Between 1970 and 1987, he appeared in at least 80 different U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration files.

by | June 10, 2017 | 06:54

Prosecutors said Zaghba had left Morocco in 2015 and headed for London , but visited his mother occasionally in Italy. Police identified the second attacker as 30-year-old Rachid Redouane , also known as Rachid Elkhdar, who claimed to have both Moroccan and Libyan roots and worked as a pastry chef in Ireland, where he had lived in the past five years as well the east London suburb of Dagenham.

by | June 10, 2017 | 06:57

One is that it might be Mr Corbyn and not her in the negotiating chamber of the European Union, even if he leads a minority government, which is a possibility, if the exit poll is anywhere near accurate. Brussels' chief negotiator Michel Barnier said Brexit talks could wait until the new government was ready. "Let's put our minds together on striking a deal".

by | June 10, 2017 | 06:54

Trump said Arab leaders he met with in Saudi Arabia last month had urged him to confront Qatar over its behavior. The American head of state, who was speaking alongside his Romanian counterpart Klaus Iohannis in White House's Rose Garden, highlighted his willingness to provide under oath his version of events described by Comey earlier, saying he will "100 percent" do so.

by | June 10, 2017 | 06:52

Earlier on Friday, Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said the attacks would only increase Tehran's hatred against the United States and its " stooges " including Saudi Arabia. The attack as politicians held a session in parliament and at the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini shocked Iranians, who so far had avoided the chaos that has followed IS's rise in Syria and Iraq.

by | June 10, 2017 | 06:47

Catalonia had on November 9, 2014, held an independence referendum , despite Spain's constitutional court declaring it illegal on November 4. This is published unedited from the IANS feed . This time round, however, the Catalan government insists the results will be legally binding. Massive protests then took place in Barcelona during the court proceedings involving Mas, with tens of thousands of people taking to the streets to support the ex-president and again demanding ...

by | June 10, 2017 | 06:45

On Wednesday Saudi Arabia issued Qatar with a list of 10 demands it must meet, including curbs on the freedom of state-funded broadcaster al-Jazeera, which its Gulf neighbours have accused of slander and "fake news", orders to stop "interfering" in foreign countries' affairs and to cease any funding or support for terrorist organisations.

by | June 10, 2017 | 06:46

With all but one constituency declared, the Conservatives won 318 seats - down from 331 at the 2015 election - while Labour was on 261, up from 229. The Democratic Unionist Party , which won 10 seats in Thursday's voting, is entering talks with the Conservatives to discuss how to work together in a new government.

by | June 10, 2017 | 06:47

But if any members of the public find it, they should not approach it, but call police immediately, he said. "The release of some people can be expected in investigations of this nature as we corroborate accounts that have been provided".

by | June 10, 2017 | 06:46

US and Qatari government say an FBI investigation team has been deployed to Doha to assist the Qatari government uncover the hacking incident. "We call on the kingdom of Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates , Bahrain and Egypt to ease the blockade against Qatar", he said .

by | June 10, 2017 | 06:42

Former Spartanburg solicitor and current U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy is all set to take over as the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee . "The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is also responsible for recommending and implementing reform initiatives calculated to improve government efficiency, transparency and efficacy", he said.

by | June 10, 2017 | 06:41

The Mirror said that Redouane, reportedly a former pastry chef, had a one-year-old daughter with his former wife. In Saturday's attack, three men, wearing fake suicide vests, mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge in a van before knifing revellers in Borough Market , a bustling district of late-night bars and restaurants.

by | June 10, 2017 | 06:35

Polish Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has said he hopes that the outcome of the British general election will lead to a "softer" Brexit or even to the United Kingdom remaining in the EU. She instead not only failed to build up her position but lost the majority altogether. May confirmed Friday afternoon she will form a Westminster government, helped by members of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

by | June 10, 2017 | 06:34

Ottawa-Gatineau's unemployment rate stood at 5.7 per cent last month. The jobs data led traders to raise their bets modestly for an interest rate hike by the end of the year, with markets pricing a 26.2 percent probability of an increase by December.

by | June 10, 2017 | 06:31

In his prepared remarks, Mr Comey details several interactions with Mr Trump that left him feeling "uneasy". President Donald Trump smiles as people applaud at the end of his speech to a Faith and Freedom conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Thursday, June 8, 2017 , in Washington .

by | June 10, 2017 | 06:32

She says she believes part of the problem is a lack of shut-eye. She later said that Trump "hasn't risen to the occasion" of being president and described her honest respect for the office. Co-host Willie Geist asked Pelosi about President Donald Trump's deal making skills and whether he was as successful as he claimed on the campaign trail.

by | June 10, 2017 | 06:31

The leaders met for the first time in almost eight months, and after India boycotted the high-profile Belt and Road Forum (BRF) held in Beiing last month in which 29 world leaders took part. It may be mentioned that archrivals India and Pakistan have signed a document ensuring SCO member states that both countries would rigorously abide by all obligations existing within the SCO's current agreements and contracts.

by | June 10, 2017 | 06:31

In 2016, 44 cats, 19 dogs and 8 critters found a home on Free Adoption Day. The London Humane Society is getting ready for its biggest fundraising event of the year this weekend. "It will be way more efficient", Svoboda said. Most Washington shelters have a no-kill policy. So dogs are allowed to run. "People were moving. Somebody was allergic".

by | June 10, 2017 | 06:27

The extent of May's loss can be easily forgotten when you watch her, dressed in royal blue, claim the right to continue on as if nothing has happened. With talks of unprecedented complexity on Britain's departure from the European Union due to start in just 10 days' time, it was unclear who would form the next government and what the fundamental direction of Brexit would be.

by | June 10, 2017 | 06:24

On Tuesday, footage emerged showing an excited Kim Jong-un cheering, laughing and applauding during an aerial war games where his military jets practise fighting enemy targets. The dictator laughs with his cronies after the missile hits its floating target at sea. The missile was believed to be a Scud-class ballistic missile and flew about 450 km (280 miles), South Korean officials said.

by | June 10, 2017 | 06:26

Respect to sovereignty and territorial integrity is necessary. On his part Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan , which is part of the OBOR, hailed the Belt Road Initiative (BRI) as transforming the global economic landscape. Nawaz Sharif said the expansion of the SCO is taking place at a very opportune time when mega connectivity projects such as One Belt One Road are being pursed in the region.

by | June 10, 2017 | 06:26

Like that of Berlin. In announcing it was severing ties, Riyadh accused Doha of harboring "terrorist and sectarian groups that aim to destabilize the region including the Muslim Brotherhood, Daesh (IS) and Al-Qaeda", and supporting Iran-backed "terrorist activities" in eastern Saudi Arabia and in Shiite-majority Bahrain.

by | June 10, 2017 | 06:24

The countries also said they would eject Qatar's diplomats. Qatar have denied all allegations of supporting armed militant groups. Its flag carrier Qatar Airways now flies increasingly over Iran and Turkey after being blocked elsewhere in the Middle East.

by | June 10, 2017 | 06:23

Department of Justice spokesperson Sarah Isgur Flores only stated that she declined to comment. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who took over the Moscow probe after Sessions stepped aside, named former FBI Director Robert Mueller to head the investigation.

by | June 10, 2017 | 06:21

Police carried out a new search in a neighborhood in east London near the home of two of the London Bridge attackers . Zaghba was "not a police or MI5 subject of interest", it added, an assertion that seemed to conflict with accounts in the Italian media.

by | June 10, 2017 | 06:20

The announcement, coming within the confines of Friday-news-dump territory, caps off a troublesome week for CNN , which caught an embarrassing correction on a report predicting that Comey would contradict Trump's contention that the former FBI director had previously assured him that he wasn't a target of an investigation.