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by | June 11, 2017 | 09:05

Comey alleges Trump repeatedly pressed him for his "loyalty" and directly pushed him to "lift the cloud" of investigation by declaring publicly the president was not the target of the probe into his campaign's Russian Federation ties. Fox News placed first Thursday in terms of cable-news audiences, Nielsen reported . The television ratings do not include the crowds that watched the highly anticipated congressional hearing at bars and restaurants around the country or online through ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:03

Two U.S. soldiers were killed and two others wounded after an Afghan soldier opened fire on them in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, according to Afghan officials. The attack comes as U.S. President Donald Trump's administration weighs an increase in troops in the war-torn country. For example, the use of "guardian angels" has become standard in Afghanistan.

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:02

Party leader Foster is expected to seek concessions in a new government. "That is made all the more hard when one side of the two diametrically opposed parties here has untold influence over the government". The border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is sure to be a hot topic. He has also objected to an exhibition on evolution in the Ulster Museum and signs at the Giant's Causeway in his North Antrim constituency.

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:00

A public policy analyst and constitutional attorney believes President Trump's travel ban will ultimately come before the U.S. Supreme Court - and that the high court will come down on the side of the president. "The president has his own unique ways of communicating with the American people, and the world", Tillerson said during a visit to New Zealand."And it's served him pretty well, and I don't intend to advise him on how to communicate".

by | June 11, 2017 | 09:01

In a day of mixed messages and chaotic diplomacy, Tillerson emphasized the economic, humanitarian and military damage he said the blockade was inflicting. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman. "Qatar remains critical for coalition air operations in the fight against ISIS and around the region". The terrorist designations, also enacted by Bahrain and Egypt, were announced early on Friday, after the Turkish parliament approved accelerated plans to send troops to the country's base in Qatar, ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:56

All three had the same type of pink 12-inch kitchen knife with a ceramic blade. In the attackers' van detectives found 13 wine bottles, filled with lighter fuel with rags wrapped round them to make Molotov cocktail petrol bombs. "When I come back to Butt trying to get hold of a 7.5 tonne lorry - the effect could have been even worse". Butt, a 27-year-old Pakistan-born British citizen, and his two accomplices, Rachid Redouane, 30, who claimed to be Moroccan-Libyan, and Youssef Zaghba , a ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:52

Dick became London's first female police chief in April, taking over the sprawling agency also known as Scotland Yard several weeks after a terrorist attack on Parliament. Cole said that soon the situation "began to stabilize", with the attackers dead and the immediate threat contained. The three men drove up and down the London Bridge twice before ultimately carrying out the attack, police said.

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:51

But as someone who once wore a t-shirt saying " This is what a feminist looks like ", the prime minister may find comfort in knowing that the snap election she called expecting to win a more robust mandate did, at least, deliver a more robust female representation in parliament.

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:47

Foster has previously said Jeremy Corbyn is "beyond the political pale" for his sympathy with the IRA at the height of the Troubles. The DUP won 10 Westminster seats, which will provide the Tories a narrow parliament majority. That deal may involve key concessions on Brexit - which would involve rewriting the government's plans just over a week before negotiations with the European Union begin.

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:45

Almost 20 million Americans tuned in to watch former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before Congress on TV this week, according to data released Friday. The Russia investigation is now being handled by a high-powered special prosecutor. If he hadn't tried to get Comey to squash the investigation, why mention that it wouldn't have been a big deal if he had? Collins, a member of the Senate intelligence committee, which is investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election, ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:44

President Donald Trump on Friday urged Qatar to stop funding terrorism, claiming credit for and endorsing the decision of Gulf nations to ostracize their neighbor. Moscow called on Saturday for dialogue between Qatar and its neighbours in the Gulf, promising help in mediating the crisis, as Russia's foreign minister met his Qatari counterpart.

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:44

The carnage of the London Bridge attack could have been worse: One of the attackers tried to rent a larger truck that could have killed more people, but his payment was declined. Police released 12 without charge, six remain in custody and one was released on bail. Police have made a number of global inquiries as they work urgently to establish how the three attackers knew each other, as well as investigating whether they were helped through funding or any other means.

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:40

A Downing Street spokesperson said: "The Prime Minister confirmed her intention for Brexit talks to begin as planned in the next couple of weeks, and that we would be looking for a reciprocal agreement on the rights of European Union citizens and British citizens overseas at an early stage".

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:41

Meanwhile, the Democratic leader in the US House of Representatives said today there was no question that Mr Trump abused his power in interactions with Mr Comey but she said it remained to be seen if he had obstructed justice. Trump , however, insisted that he never asked Comey for his loyalty , as Comey stated under oath in his congressional testimony. James Comey: the man who always tries to have it both ways, and sometimes succeeds.

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:42

Al-Thani also rejected any notion of shutting down the Qatar-based al-Jazeera satellite news network, suggested as a demand of the Arab nations. "Hopefully it will be the beginning of the end of funding terrorism". Saudi Arabia , the U.A.E. and Bahrain temporarily pulled their ambassadors from Qatar in 2014 in a dispute similar to this week's crisis. Qatar denies that it supports militants and says it is helping to reduce the threat of terrorism by backing groups that fight poverty and ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:39

The residents of OH and Kentucky, like so many Americans, have "horrendous" and costly coverage, he said. In its explanation for why it was exiting the OH insurance exchange, Anthem placed much of the blame on the federal government, citing "continual changes in federal operations, rules and guidance".

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:35

He also praised Trump's recent call for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members to increase their defence spending. " Lordy , I hope there are tapes", Comey said, suggesting such evidence would back up his account over the president's.

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:33

Civil rights lawyer Gloria Allred, who is representing Bill Cosby's accusers, was asked to leave the court Wednesday after her phone started ringing, while the trial proceeding for the comedian was underway. "I was obviously very distraught at. just the fact that he betrayed her". It's much easier, in the short term, to pretend everything is fine. I felt humiliated and I felt confused.

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:34

It then promised to pay 10 million rupees' compensation to the families of the dead farmers and hold an investigation into the incident. Mandsaur , the epicentre of the agitation, has remained relatively peaceful even as farmer protests have spilled over to new areas of Madhya Pradesh.

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:29

British newspapers on Saturday headlined with an array of gloomy stories about May's future . No more deluded perhaps than Theresa May's belief she can carry on with support from Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party. "That's not a matter for me", she said. MALCOLM BRABANT: At Westminster, a demonstrator wearing a May mask laid flowers on a mock grave, amid rising calls for the prime minister to resign.

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:29

The Liberal Democrats, meanwhile, took an additional two seats. However, the SNP's former Westminster group leader, Angus Robertson , lost his Moray seat to the Tories. Scotland had voted overwhelmingly against withdrawal from the European Union, so Sturgeon believed support there for independence would increase. But he was insistent the SNP will win the election north of the border.

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:27

People in London are being urged to visit the capital's bars and restaurants on Saturday night in a show of "unity and resilience". Eight people were killed before the assailants - Khuram Shazad Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba - were shot dead by police.

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:25

On Tuesday, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) expressed public astonishment Tuesday after being shown Trump's tweets on Qatar. FOLKENFLIK: Many reporters thought candidate Trump would evolve once in office. The @RealPressSecBot Twitter account scans Trump's social media account every 15 minutes for new messages. "And this will lead very soon to an enhanced economic exchange, to better commerce, and this is what we all decide and what we wish, because we are responsible, President Trump and I, ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:17

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Romanian President Klaus Werner Iohannis in the Rose Garden at the White House , Friday, June 9, 2017, in Washington . James Risch, R-Idaho. Whether Trump's behavior and comment amount to obstruction of justice, however, depends not on how Comey understood the comment, but Trump's intent in delivering it.

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:12

People residing in low-lying areas towards southern Sri Lanka were advised to evacuate due to the threat of rivers overflowing as the Meteorology Department on Monday warned of more rains followed by strong winds. During the weekend after the disaster had a grave impact, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Foreign Affairs activated its Emergency Response Unit and called on the United Nations' International Search and Rescue Advisory Group, along with its neighboring countries to help in the recovery ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:13

Speaking after Mr Salmond lost his seat, Scotland's First Minister said: "I want to also make particular mention of Alex Salmond , my friend and mentor for nearly 30 years, and without a shadow of a doubt the giant of modern Scottish politics - someone who has devoted his life to serving this country".

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:10

Trump wrote in the first of four tweets over 20 minutes. However, Trump's tweets in all capital letters refer to the executive order as "a TRAVEL BAN " on "certain risky countries" and said anything short of a ban would jeopardize the safety and security of Americans .

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:08

As the party with the most seats and votes "it will be incumbent on us to ensure that we have that period of stability and that is exactly what we will do". The Prime Minister's situation appeared precarious as Conservative former minister Anna Soubry said she should "consider her position" and take personal responsibility for a "dreadful" campaign and a "deeply flawed" manifesto after choosing to go to the country three years early in the hope of extending her majority.

by | June 11, 2017 | 08:00

Trump offered his warm support to May over the just- concluded parliamentary election, it said . This brutal truth was driven home to Britain's current prime minister Theresa May after her Conservative Party lost its overall majority in the snap general elections she called a whole three years early, with the specific aim of bolstering her majority and giving her a stronger mandate in the all-important Brexit talks with the EU.

by | June 11, 2017 | 07:57

Comey, who was leading the Federal Bureau of Investigation's probe into alleged Russian meddling in last year's U.S. presidential election, was sacked by Trump last month, four years into his 10-year term. "For Mr. Comey, keeping the F.B.I. out of politics is such a preoccupation that he once said he would never play basketball with President Barack Obama because of the appearance of being chummy with the man who appointed him".

by | June 11, 2017 | 07:59

Richard Blumenthal said Thursday that if Attorney General Jeff Sessions did have a third, undisclosed meeting with Russia's ambassador to the United States, it "could be perjury". Sessions said his decision to accept the intelligence committee's invitation to appear was due in part to Comey's testimony. Sessions recused himself in March from a federal investigation into contacts between Russia and the presidential campaign of Donald Trump after acknowledging that he had met twice a year ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 07:54

London , Jun 10 A petition against British Prime Minister Theresa May's deal with the ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party garnered almost 600,000 signatures today as concern grew over her plan to govern with their support. In particular, they will pledge to try to ensure that customs and immigration checks will not be introduce between Northern Ireland and the Republic, and that there will be no new restrictions on free movement between Northern Ireland and the British mainland .

by | June 11, 2017 | 07:52

Trump himself has said that he prefers Twitter because it avoids the media filters. JULIE DAVIS: They are the statements that are the most in Trump's voice of anything we get from this White House . Spicer assured reporters Trump "has a full day Thursday". Even still, that means millions of actual people are watching as Trump uses his mobile phone to alienate allies, attack the free press, ignore hate crimes, and disseminate misinformation on a daily, and sometimes hourly basis.

by | June 11, 2017 | 07:52

Speaking as the SNP's deputy leader lost his Moray seat to Conservative challenger Douglas Ross, CNN's Nic Robertson said that he had "noticed some sensitivity with Angus Robertson " on the campaign trail. "But I've always said - the SNP would want to be part of a progressive alternative to a Tory government, but there's a number of seats still to be declared".

by | June 11, 2017 | 07:53

But the Romanian delivered a swift counter-punch, hitting back straight away on the Latvian's serve before holding easily for 2-1. Ostapenko, who will rise to world number 12 from 47 following Saturday's win, also worked a lot on her forehand, which was then her weakest shot.