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by | June 15, 2017 | 01:13

Speaking on the Today programme, former interim Labour leader Harriet Harman said Corbyn "has shown us he can lead us forward" after previously expecting him to send the party "into the abyss". "I look forward to working closely with Jeremy and Kez as Labour unites to take on the Tories, and I will be holding David Mundell to account for the actions of his government which is causing misery right across Scotland".

by | June 15, 2017 | 01:11

He had not been seen in public since, and Swedish diplomats, representing USA interests, had been denied consular access to him. Such detentions in the totalitarian nation have added to tensions between Washington and Pyongyang. Tillerson indicated on Tuesday that Washington is looking for new ways to increase pressure on Pyongyang, telling senators that the White House is considering whether to impose "secondary sanctions" on third countries that do business with North Korea .

by | June 15, 2017 | 01:06

The bills would have to be reconciled and signed by the governor to take effect. Scalise remains in critical condition. The Senate made changes to House Bill 106, the furlough bill, but the House refused to concur with the amended version.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:57

Sessions , in opening remarks before the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating Russian interference in the election to help President Donald Trump win, said he chose to remove himself from oversight of the criminal investigation of the Russian interference because of rules at the Justice Department prohibiting his involvement because he was a key campaign adviser to Trump .

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:58

Sessions , an early and ardent supporter of US President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign, would be the highest government official to testify before the Senate intelligence committee in its probe of allegations that Russian Federation may have sought to interfere in the election.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:56

Any visit to North Korea by a high-profile American is a political minefield, and Rodman has been criticized for failing to use his influence on leaders who are otherwise isolated diplomatically from the rest of the world. Tillerson did not elaborate on Warmbier's current health condition, and said he would not be offering additional comment out of respect for the family's privacy.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:54

Mattis scolded lawmakers on Capitol Hill for failing to pass military budgets and for imposing automatic spending cuts known as sequestration that have caused "severe" damage. "In just a few years, if we don't change the trajectory, we'll lose our qualitative and quantitative competitive advantage". Civilian deaths are also at record highs, according to the U.N.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:54

Weakened by an election that was meant to strengthen her, May is now working to regain some of her lost standing. "She said "I'm the person who got us into this mess and I'm the one who is going to get us out of it", said one Conservative lawmaker who attended the meeting.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:56

The unprecedented development will make Sharif the first incumbent to appear before such a panel, let alone one probing allegations of financial irregularities or fraud against almost his entire family, going back three generations, Dawn newspaper reported.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:53

CNN reported that Warmbier was headed for the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he would arrive late Tuesday. After a senior State Department official flew to Pyongyang to demand Warmbier's release on humanitarian grounds, he was flown out in a medical evacuation.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:53

Comey's hearing on Thursday. At his January confirmation hearing as attorney general, he testified that he had not met with Russian government officials during the campaign. On Comey's accusations that Trump pressed him to drop the FBI investigation of Flynn, Bharara said "no one knows right now whether there is a provable case of obstruction" of justice.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:49

With the United Kingdom still coming to grips with the election result, Barnier urged London to appoint a negotiating team in order to start talks as soon as possible. It can keep a government up and running but still leads to day-to-day instability as each "normal" vote is held against the backdrop of the governing party being a minority.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:49

In his testimony , Comey also said Trump asked him in January to pledge loyalty to the president, an unusual request that would put in doubt the independence of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. "100 percent", Trump said Friday during a news conference at the White House with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis . "President Trump could jump off ( Washington's ) Key Bridge tomorrow and half the country would believe he jumped", said veteran political author Richard Reeves.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:43

India and Spain on Wednesday signed seven agreements, including on cooperation in cyber security and renewable energy , following talks here between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy . This is where pundits expect them to achieve breakthroughs on ticklish issues like finessing the framework agreement on two new reactors for units 5 and 6 of the Kudankulam nuclear plant, strengthening their initiatives on counter-terrorism, the situation in Afghanistan, ...

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:37

Meanwhile, Trump plans to visit the Supreme Court for the first time Thursday , for the formal installation ceremony for his appointee, Justice Neil Gorsuch, the White House confirmed. The Hawaii judge also blocked a 120-day ban on refugees entering the United States. Like the initial executive order, it also suspended the nation's refugee program.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:38

Last week, Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates , Egypt and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar and blocked direct flights with the country. "Around $700 million was paid both to Iranian figures and the regional Shi'a militias they support, according to regional government officials", the report stated.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:34

While Modi during his speech has specifically stressed on the need of a united approach to combat terrorism , Modi said, "it was impossible to reach a solution till all countries made concerted efforts to fight radicalization, terrorist recruitment, training and financing".

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:32

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies about the Russian Federation probe at an opening hearing conducted by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 . Sessions testified Tuesday that he had been at an event at the Mayflower hotel past year when Trump was giving a foreign policy speech. The hearing will bring contentious questioning for Sessions and likely some uncomfortable moments for the Trump administration.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:29

He told senators during a committee hearing that there would have to be "good cause" for Mueller to be removed from his role. Here's why. According to the rules, technically only the attorney general can fire a special counsel. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, asked Rosenstein at a budget hearing Tuesday what he would do if Trump ordered him to fire Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the USA elections and possible Russian ties to Trump's campaign.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:28

An army statement said a record 26 boys and two girls from the state had cracked the IIT-JEE Mains Exam 2017 including nine cleared the IIT Advanced Exam. Funded by PSU Petronet LNG Limited , the aim of the programme is to train students in the state to help them clear IIT entrance test. This was also the first batch in which five girls from Kashmir Valley were coached, out of which two had qualified in the JEE Mains .

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:26

Earlier in the evening, they requested to see the entire context of Cosby's testimony "where he calls the pills his friends". Senate Republicans and Democrats reached agreement late Monday on a new package of sanctions on Russian Federation amid the firestorm over Russia's meddling in the presidential election and investigations into Moscow's possible collusion with members of President Donald Trump's campaign.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:22

The Association says it is using software from the Tor Project, which hides users' locations and allows them to communicate anonymously, to track the censorship. Hundreds of demonstrators and activists were arrested, with most later released. In the evening dozens of journalists protested against the agreement in central Cairo , before being dispersed by police, journalists' union official Gamal Abdel Rehim told AFP .

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:21

The manhunt is ongoing, and Putnam Sheriff Howard Sills told the outlet they are not sure where the escapees have gone. "We lost two of our fellow officers, two of our kin". Authorities say the vehicle has a Georgia license plate that reads: RBJ6601. Suspects are armed with the officers'.40 caliber Glock pistols. One is suspected to have gang ties, but authorities would not confirm who.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:20

Mrs May's joint chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill resigned in the wake of the election which saw Mrs May lose her Commons majority. In a resignation statement on the ConservativeHome website, Mr Timothy acknowledged one of his regrets was the way Mrs May's social care policy, dubbed the "dementia tax" by critics, had been handled.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:17

The appearance before the Senate intelligence committee comes one week after former FBI Director Comey cryptically told lawmakers the bureau had expected Sessions to recuse himself weeks before he did from an investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 election.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:00

Coutinho was subbed off in the 70th minute for Chelsea winger Willian and while the final 15 minutes petered out slightly, there was still time for the Brazilians to score once more with Diego Souza grabbing his second of the game to put the icing on the cake.

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:59

Police have seven people in custody over suspected links to the three attackers who killed eight people on and around London Bridge on June 3. The accused however are not connected to the 1 June attack in the United Kingdom capital that left eight people dead, the police said on Thursday.

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:58

The second order also imposed a 90 day ban on travel from Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen. "I think we can all attest that these are very unsafe times and we need every available tool at our disposal to prevent terrorists from entering the United States and committing acts of bloodshed and violence", Spicer told a briefing.

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:54

In his response published on Facebook, Hsien Loong denied his siblings' allegations, calling the claim that he has ambitions for his son "absurd". "While siblings may have differences, I believe that any such differences should stay in the family", said Lee, who is overseas on holiday with his family.

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:51

I think if we'd had a large Conservative majority like all the polling was pointing to, then Theresa May could've pushed through her version of Brexit . The recent terror attacks caused some polling sits to position armed guards outside. "Let's get on with the job", he said. At the time , she had a 20-point lead in the polls.

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:51

Ms Zelenak, 21, had been reported missing after she became separated from a friend while on London Bridge on Saturday night (UK time). "As she ran towards danger, in an effort to help people on the bridge, Kirsty sadly lost her life", they said.

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:49

Trump's Twitter account had been quiet throughout Comey's testimony accusing the administration of spreading "lies". "...and WOW, Comey is a leaker!" Kasowitz is expected to file a complaint with the Justice Department inspector general next week, according to a person close to the legal team who agreed to speak before the filing on condition that the person's name is not used.

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:41

According to American generals, if diplomacy fails, up to 5000 additional United States troops may be required to break the "stalemate" in Afghanistan . "If the Taliban wants to join peace talks, the Afghan government will allow them to open an office, but this is their last chance". Pakistan denies the charge.

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:38

In an interview with CNN Money's Europe Editor Nina dos Santos, Verhofstadt said: "This needs to be done before March 29, 2019". No-one is clear what the UK wants any more: the hung parliament election result has left May's plans for a clean break with Europe, under a so-called "hard Brexit", in tatters as her emboldened rivals in the UK Parliament demand it is watered down.

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:35

Richardson, a former Democratic congressman, U.N. Ambassador, U.S. energy secretary and ex-governor of New Mexico, welcomed Warmbier's release but said "we are deeply concerned regarding his health". More as we get it. An American college student who was released from a North Korean prison is finally home but in a coma and undergoing treatment at an OH hospital where he was taken shortly after arriving on US soil.