by | June 12, 2017 | 11:53

Foreign Affairs Minister Gerry Brownlee has publicly acknowledged for the first time he's concerned North Korea could develop a missile with enough power to reach New Zealand. Recently, the United States said it tested an ICBM interceptor missile. Jordan Williams, the Taxpayers' Union executive director, said the OIA release showed that $215,000 in aid spending had been given to schemes owned and managed by Kim Jong Un's regime.

by | June 12, 2017 | 11:49

The government of Qatar has hired one of the War on Terror's legal heavyweights to advise the country on worldwide counter-terrorism finance laws. The big-name hire comes after Qatar was ostracized by a host of Middle Eastern countries, including Saudi Arabia and the Untied Arab Emirates.

by | June 12, 2017 | 11:48

The parade has often been a venue to showcase the complicated history of the USA territory, now mired in a recession. SAN JUAN Puerto Ricans head to the polls on Sunday to decide whether they want their struggling USA territory to become the 51st US state, although a vote in favor would likely face an uphill battle in Congress and with President Donald Trump.

by | June 12, 2017 | 11:48

Those neighboring countries cut ties last week, accusing the Qatari royals of supporting Islamist militants and Iran. Concerns have been raised about the impact of these measures on people who live in all the countries affected. Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino on Sunday said he was confident the crisis posed no threat to the 2022 World Cup.

by | June 12, 2017 | 11:43

Ireland's prime minister-elect Leo Varadkar said the election result was an opportunity for Ireland. May, who had called a snap election confident her Conservative Party would increase its majority and strengthen her hand in the Brexit talks, on Friday said she would lead a minority government backed by a small Northern Irish party.

by | June 12, 2017 | 11:42

They formed part of May's small inner circle and were blamed by many Conservatives for the party's lackluster campaign and unpopular election platform, which alienated older voters with its plan to take away a winter fuel allowance and make them pay more for long-term care.

by | June 12, 2017 | 11:42

In her final rally of the campaign, in Birmingham on Wednesday, she said it again and claimed once more that only she could offer the "strong and stable leadership to get the best deal in Europe". Ahead of the vote, a senior official from a major European government told BuzzFeed News "whoever wins, whatever the size of their mandate, it will make no difference whatsoever to our position".

by | June 12, 2017 | 11:38

There's plenty of overlap between the DUP and May's Conservative Party . The prime minister spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday and confirmed she was ready to start Brexit talks "as planned in the next couple of weeks".

by | June 12, 2017 | 11:36

Senators have expressed hope that Mr Sessions' testimony on Tuesday will help flesh out the truth of Mr Comey's allegations, including Mr Sessions' presence at the White House in February when Mr Trump asked to speak to Mr Comey alone. James Comey testifies during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Thursday. Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: "Political punters are starting to think it's genuinely a case of when and not if Trump has to wave goodbye to the White House, and they're ...

by | June 12, 2017 | 11:34

Each onion of farmers will be bought. Earlier in the day he said that despite falling asleep "intermittently", the farmers and their issues made a constant thorough in his dreams and thoughts and hence, vowed to solve the pertinent matters.

by | June 12, 2017 | 11:26

The House committee also wrote to White House Counsel Don McGahn Friday, requesting any recordings or memos of the conversations that President Trump may have. The former FBI director's testimony could also prompt an expansion of the ongoing investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, said Carole Rendon, former U.S.

by | June 12, 2017 | 11:25

Senior Congress leader and former MP Meenakshi Natarajan denied the allegation that the Congress provoked the farmers to resort to violence. "The forces behind violence will be unmasked", he announced in a veiled threat to Congress. She urged the Narendra Modi government to implement the recommendations of Swaminathan commission report. "We're calling off the stir but don't know about the call in New Delhi for a national road blockade by other farmer outfits on June 16", said Yadav.

by | June 12, 2017 | 11:08

The talks were set to officially begin on June 19. But with just 10 days to go before the talks are due to start, May's hand has been anything but strengthened. Along those lines, Michel Barnier, the EU's principal Brexit negotiator, even seemed willing to play ball with a Britain thrust into internal turmoil.

by | June 12, 2017 | 11:10

Australian Kirsty Boden was also killed after she ran towards people being attacked to try to help them, according to a statement released by her family. The body of 45-year-old Xavier Thomas was pulled from the Thames on Tuesday, downstream from the London Bridge, pushing the death toll from Saturday's terrorist attack to eight, authorities said.

by | June 12, 2017 | 11:05

Timothy had been widely blamed for the social care plan, over which May was forced to backtrack in the middle of the election campaign following signs it was hitting the party's core support. The arrangement with the DUP will make governing easier, but it makes some Conservatives uneasy. The DUP was founded in the 1970s by the late firebrand preacher Ian Paisley, and in the 1980s was a key player in the "Save Ulster from Sodomy" campaign, which unsuccessfully fought against the legalization ...

by | June 12, 2017 | 11:06

Under oath on Thursday, Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he consciously decided to make the memo detailing Trump's request unclassified. Comey said Trump had asked him during a meeting on February 14 to go easy on an ongoing investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

by | June 12, 2017 | 11:03

Chouhan began his indefinite fast on Saturday, asserting he would lay down his life for farmers. Those instigating violence will not be spared, Chouhan said adding, "Justice will be done and culprits will be punished". BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain today attacked Congress for taking over the farmers stir in Madhya Pradesh, saying several videos have emerged in which they are seen inciting the agitators to torch vehicles and loot police stations.

by | June 12, 2017 | 11:01

He is scheduled to give his testimony before the committee Thursday. Scientists at the University of Hawaii said in April that sea-level rise driven by global warming will cause flooding of low-lying areas in the state dozens of times per year by 2050, and increase the risk of unsafe interactions between tropical storms and seasonal high tides.

by | June 12, 2017 | 11:00

Both tyres on the left side of the auto were flat, and police described fresh damage to the driver's side. The officer asks Woods to exit the vehicle for field sobriety tests , but his shoes are untied. At one point, Woods asks police to remind him what he was doing. The clip shows the golfer struggling to walk in a straight line, while also stumbling while trying to follow instructions.

by | June 12, 2017 | 10:55

African nations including Chad, Niger and Senegal have recalled their ambassadors to Doha in recent days, while Mauritania has cut relations entirely. Qatar has denied it backs terrorists and accuses the Saudis of seeking to dominate their smaller neighbors. AFP also quoted the Tasnim news agency as reporting that three ships with 350 tonnes of food were also set to leave for Qatar.

by | June 12, 2017 | 10:46

The Conservatives now plan to reach a so-called confidence and supply agreement with the DUP, which would involve it supporting a Conservative minority government on key votes in parliament but not forming a formal coalition. The Telegraph newspaper said senior Conservatives including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson , interior minister Amber Rudd and Brexit minister David Davis were taking soundings over whether to replace Ms May.

by | June 12, 2017 | 10:44

George Osborne has branded the Prime Minister "a dead woman walking". "She is a dead woman walking and the only question is how long she remains on death row", said the editor of the Evening Standard, defending his paper's attacks on May as speaking from a "socially liberal, pro-business, economically liberal position" that he said had been consistent as editor and chancellor.

by | June 12, 2017 | 10:43

All the most senior ministers - including Treasury chief Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Defense Secretary Michael Fallon and Home Secretary Amber Rudd - kept their jobs and there were few changes in the Cabinet lineup. A diminished May, who is already facing calls to resign, has less parliamentary room for maneuver within her own party. MARTIN: But she is talking to a party out in Northern Ireland called the Democratic Unionists in an effort to form a coalition that would ...

by | June 12, 2017 | 10:38

KCNA said the test also touted the combat abilities of a new and apparently homemade transporter erector launcher. Roh Jae-cheon, spokesman of Seoul's JCS, said North Korea with the latest launch would have meant to show off its widening arrange of missiles and also its "precision strike capabilities " on ships in response to the joint drills.

by | June 12, 2017 | 10:36

Labour has now overtaken the Tories despite being more than 20 points behind when Theresa May first called for a general election . Labor leader Corbyn led the charge. Boris adds: "If the election taught us one thing it is that it was not just about Brexit". Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson - a rising star in the party - tweeted a link to a speech she made in support of gay marriage, drawing on her own experiences as a lesbian Christian.

by | June 12, 2017 | 10:36

Speaking during a cabinet meeting on Sunday, Netanyahu said he told U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley during a meeting last week "that the time has come for the United Nations to reconsider the continued existence on UNRWA". "This is not the first time the Israeli government tries to spread such lies in order to destroy the work of UNRWA in helping Palestinian refugees get their education".

by | June 12, 2017 | 10:31

About 2.26 million shares traded. It is down 13.35% since June 9, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.32% the S&P500. The Bonness Enterprises Inc holds 119,800 shares with $1.09M value, down from 259,300 last quarter. Tokio Marine Asset Management has invested 0.02% in Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCVL). New York State Common Retirement Fund stated it has 0% in Shoe Carnival, Inc.

by | June 12, 2017 | 10:26

The United Kingdom has been thrown into political turmoil following a general election result which saw no party gain enough seats in order to command a majority in parliament. "In the meantime, I want to place on record my sorrow for the Conservative Members of Parliament who lost their seats, several of whom are close friends".

by | June 12, 2017 | 10:21

Meanwhile, BA chief executive and chairman Alex Cruz turned to YouTube to assure customers, saying it was "doing our very best". On Saturday, an IT system failure caused all its flights London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports to be canceled leaving thousands of passengers displaced, with many spending the night in the terminals.

by | June 12, 2017 | 10:22

Monday is the anniversary of the mass shooting a year ago in Orlando, Florida, that killed 49 people - mostly Latinos - at Pulse, a gay nightclub. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). "No, I didn't say that, and I didn't say the other". "Schumer said Trump could clear up the "cloud" surrounding his presidency if he testifies or publicly releases the tapes he alluded to documenting his interactions with former FBI Director James Comey".

by | June 12, 2017 | 10:14

Many of these nations owe massive amounts of money from past years", Trump added. Milan Knezevic, leader of Montenegro's opposition and anti-Nato Democratic People's Party, said by phone that Trump's behavior "is clear proof that there's no such thing as equality in Nato ", showing that the country is just a "smudge" on the alliance's map.

by | June 12, 2017 | 10:15

Evil terrorists Kharum Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba used a van to mow down pedestrians before they attacked bystanders with 12-inch knives. Separately, three men have been arrested on suspicion of terror offences in east London following a series of raids involving armed police. The Metropolitan Police said they had arrested two suspects, 27 and 29 years old, on terrorism charges and a 33-year-old associate on drug charges in Ilford, east London .

by | June 12, 2017 | 10:11

Despite only holding 10 seats in the United Kingdom's 650-seat parliament, the party will now assume the role of powerbroker in propping up a minority government. European Council President Donald Tusk has warned there was "no time to lose" in starting talks, after May started the two-year countdown to Brexit on March 29.

by | June 12, 2017 | 10:11

The currency sank more than 2% to trade below $1.27 after general election results showed that no single party had won enough seats to secure a majority in parliament. Answer: It's an unusual situation in which no political party wins more than half of the 650 seats in the House of Commons . The Democratic Unionist Party won 10 seats.

by | June 12, 2017 | 10:09

The energy rich country's Foreign Ministry made the announcement Friday. Qatari foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, speaking during an interview with the Associated Press, repeatedly denied his country funded extremists and rejected the idea of shutting down its Al-Jazeera satellite news network.