• Gingrich: Congress
Gingrich: Congress "should abolish" special counsel after Comey testimony

Look who he is hiring.check [Federal Election Commission] reports. It's "nonsense" to think Mueller will be "neutral", Gingrich told Fox News Sunday. President Trump accused Comey of lying, though his lawyer said it would be up to Special Counsel Mueller to pursue perjury charges. Mr. Comey admitted under oath that he leaked the in...

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  • Saudi's Falih says no immediate need to adjust oil pact
Saudi's Falih says no immediate need to adjust oil pact

Remarks from Russia's Alexander Novak and Saudi Arabia's Khalid al-Falih at the Astana Expo 2017 in Kazakhstan this weekend suggest as much. Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia, the biggest participants in the worldwide oil production cut deal, seem to be still confident that it will achieve the results everyone in OPEC and its partners is hoping...

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  • Macron's new party scores historic wins
Macron's new party scores historic wins

The worst losses, however, were for the Socialists of Macron's predecessor Francois Hollande , who are predicted to lose a staggering 200 seats. The former banker and economics minister, who until now had never before held elected office, gambled correctly that voters were ready for something completely new: a movement occupying the political ce...

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  • Protests break out across Kashmir after Hizbul commander Sabzar Ahmad is killed
Protests break out across Kashmir after Hizbul commander Sabzar Ahmad is killed

The officials said restrictions on the assembly of people under Section 144 CrPc also continued in the districts of Budgam and Ganderbal in central Kashmir. Dozens of people were injured during clashes which were going on till reports last came in. Though authorities said curfew would be in place only in seven police station areas of Nowhatta, Ra...

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  • Political World Watching As Comey Begins Testimony
Political World Watching As Comey Begins Testimony

But if it is, the White House is in real trouble. What did the intelligence agencies find? The Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency concluded in a report declassified in January that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a campaign not just to undermine confidence in the USA elec...

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  • Penguins' Crosby wins Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP
Penguins' Crosby wins Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP

When the moment was appropriately captured, he skated over to collect his latest hardware. "I don't want to sound selfish but I was treating this as a once in a lifetime opportunity", said Rinne, who struggled in Pittsburgh. But what the Pittsburgh Penguins achieved in back-to-back years is pretty special. West Kelowna native Justin Schult...

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  • Jeremy Corbyn goes nuclear in Question Time clash with Theresa May
Jeremy Corbyn goes nuclear in Question Time clash with Theresa May

However, Theresa May's personal approval rating has become negative for the first time since she became prime minister in July 2016, a fresh ComRes poll showed on Saturday. "I've said that I think no deal would be better than a bad deal". It took an impromptu intervention by another audience member to bring some rationality back to the debate...

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  • DUP will use increased influence responsibly, says Arlene Foster
DUP will use increased influence responsibly, says Arlene Foster

Both parties wiped out smaller rivals on Thursday, reflecting increasing polarization between Northern Ireland's two communities. She was appointed Home Secretary previous year - the role Ms May held before becoming Prime Minister - and stood in for the PM in a televised leaders' debate during the election campaign.

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  • May-Northern Ireland's DUP deal thrown into confusion
May-Northern Ireland's DUP deal thrown into confusion

George Osborne says May is a "dead woman walking" and Anna Soubry says May's position is "untenable". Another survey showed British business confidence has fallen sharply since last Thursday's inconclusive election, while figures showed British consumers cut their spending for the first time in almost four years last month as households turned ...

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  • Former FBI director Comey testifying before Senate committee
Former FBI director Comey testifying before Senate committee

His eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., spent much of Thursday tweeting about Comey: he tweeted more than 80 times by 6:30 p.m., defending his father and blasting the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director. At Thursday's hearing , the following statement by Mr. Comey was, in my view, the most devastating evidence that the president ...

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  • London Bridge attack: Man, 27, arrested as police raid address in Barking
London Bridge attack: Man, 27, arrested as police raid address in Barking

The Moroccan-born Italian attacker was briefly detained in Bologna previous year, presumably while trying to reach Syria through Turkey to join the ranks of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists. Australian media reported that Boden was 28 and from Loxton in southern Australia. It was later confirmed by the Metropolitan Police , alth...

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  • Air strikes on Islamic State-held Syrian city of Raqqa kill 12
Air strikes on Islamic State-held Syrian city of Raqqa kill 12

Last week, they reached the northern and eastern gates of the city after intense clashes under the cover of US-led air strikes. By this morning, the Arab-Kurdish alliance was attacking the city from the north, west and east, Sello said. The SDF spokesman said the assault had begun from the north, east and west of the city, which is bordered to ...

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  • Atty. General Jeff Sessions to appear before Senate intelligence committee
Atty. General Jeff Sessions to appear before Senate intelligence committee

Trump has "lashed out" at Sessions for recusing himself , ABC News reports, as he believes the recusal has allowed for the investigation to grow and subsequently become the purview of newly appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller . Comey also has said Sessions did not respond when he complained he didn't "want to get time alone with the presi...

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  • Team Trump sees silver lining in Comey cloud
Team Trump sees silver lining in Comey cloud

Though Trump has lambasted Comey as a "leaker", he also claimed "total and complete vindication" following the ex-FBI chief's testimony, focusing on Comey's confirmation that Trump was not personally being probed. A Russian bank under Western economic sanctions over Russia's incursion into Ukraine disclosed on yesterday (27 March) that its execut...

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  • MP burns, CM sits on a fast
MP burns, CM sits on a fast

Chouhan said he studied the Swaminathan Committee report, submitted in 2002, last night and has taken several decisions based on its recommendations. He said the state government would also agree to demands to increase the price of milk. Early this morning, while sitting next to his wife Sadhna and a potrait of Mahatma Gandhi, he said, "I have al...

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  • Taoiseach Tells May Of Concerns Over Proposed Deal With DUP
Taoiseach Tells May Of Concerns Over Proposed Deal With DUP

Under such a deal the Tories would give the DUP concessions in exchange for them passing the Queen's Speech and budgets. Mrs Foster says nothing's been agreed. As London and Dublin are seeking to act as honest brokers in trying to break the impasse over the Northern Ireland executive , May's intervention with the DUP has thrown the whole proce...

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  • California winner of $447M Powerball can claim prize Monday
California winner of $447M Powerball can claim prize Monday

The lucky numbers drawn Saturday night that will claim the 10th largest lottery prize in US history are 20-26-32-38-58, and the Powerball number is 3. It had been estimated a $435 million before the drawing. Matthew Alberre , the store owner, told NBC News "it's a very good feeling to be the winning store", adding that many locals have been co...

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  • Netanyahu vows Israel's
Netanyahu vows Israel's "forever" control of Golan Heights

The Golan and east Jerusalem were subsequently annexed but the moves were never recognised by the worldwide community. The number of those who favour the two-state solution has, however, declined since 2014-2016 when support was 59-60 per cent.

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  • Scottish Conservatives want emphasis off immigration and on economy
Scottish Conservatives want emphasis off immigration and on economy

Theresa May is holding talks with the leader of the Scottish Conservatives as she attempts to move on from last week's election result. Stephen Gethins, the party's spokesman on Europe at Westminster, said Mrs May must rethink her Brexit plan after the snap General Election result on Thursday in which the Tories lost seats.

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  • North Korea blasts Trump for withdrawing from Paris Climate Agreement
North Korea blasts Trump for withdrawing from Paris Climate Agreement

Noting that the Trump administration had announced June 1 that the USA would leave the landmark agreement, the unnamed official said that this was because of the president's "America First" policies and an ignorance "of the fact that the protection of the global environment is in their own interests".

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  • Rajnath Singh to chair meeting on Indo-Myanmar Border issue
Rajnath Singh to chair meeting on Indo-Myanmar Border issue

Interestingly, the feast will coincide with the visit of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Khandu, who was speaking at a review meeting at Aizawal to discuss India-Myanmar border issues, apprised Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who was at the chair, about an MoU signed in 2012 between India and Myanmar for establishment of border haats al...

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  • United Kingdom police locate potentially significant auto in Manchester bomb investigation
United Kingdom police locate potentially significant auto in Manchester bomb investigation

Police said they believed the vehicle was a significant piece of evidence in the investigation into the May 22 attack when Salman Abedi walked into the foyer of Manchester Arena and detonated an improvised explosive device as fans left an Ariana Grande concert, reports Efe.

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  • Ireland wants Brexit talks to start, to safeguard peace process
Ireland wants Brexit talks to start, to safeguard peace process

The dispute has prompted renewed calls for a chairman from outside the United Kingdom and Ireland to be appointed. The SDLP, Sinn Féin and Alliance Party have said that such a partnership could make power sharing at Stormont more hard. Questioned on the DUP's stance on gay rights, he said he does "not subscribe" to the Northern Irish party's po...

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  • Trump ignores secy's call for calm, 'scolds' Qatar
Trump ignores secy's call for calm, 'scolds' Qatar

Tillerson said the blockade was causing "unintended" humanitarian and business consequences and was "hindering USA military actions in the region and the campaign against ISIS ", or the Islamic State terrorist group. In the past 24 hours, the Trump administration has taken a harder line with Qatar, a long-time Gulf ally where some 10,000 American...

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  • EPS camp all drama, cadres with us: OPS disbands AIADMK merger panel
EPS camp all drama, cadres with us: OPS disbands AIADMK merger panel

He said that the EC had told them to submit these documents. "In this situation, the panel that was formed on behalf of our team (to hold merger talks) is being dissolved", PTI quoted Panneerselvam as saying. People from all walks of life, especially women, students and the youth, were now opposing the idea of the merger, he said. He said A...

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  • British PM's top aides quit after election disaster
British PM's top aides quit after election disaster

Sunday papers reported that Boris Johnson was being encouraged to make a leadership bid in an effort to oust Mrs May, claims strongly disputed by the Foreign Secretary's office. Former Treasury chief George Osborne - who was sacked by May previous year - called May a " dead woman walking", and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said he was ready...

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  • Trump lawyer rejects Comey testimony, hints at prosecution
Trump lawyer rejects Comey testimony, hints at prosecution

Comey surmised that his investigation was creating pressure on Trump, pressure the president wanted relieved. Still, there's no doubt the veteran lawman made for a challenging adversary. Comey's memos were "arguably government documents", he said in a blog post, adding that "the admission of leaking the memos is problematic given the overall contr...

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  • UK to delay Queen's Speech amid political turmoil
UK to delay Queen's Speech amid political turmoil

The State Opening of Parliament had been planned for June 19, but it is reported to have been shifted to a few days later as Theresa May's Conservatives continue talks with the DUP to secure the party's support. "We are very firmly proceeding on the basis as we have been on the timeline for the Queen's Speech, on getting it finalised, on making i...

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  • Arab diplomatic crisis deepens with new terror-related sanctions
Arab diplomatic crisis deepens with new terror-related sanctions

Among the sanctioned parties are charities and fundraisers in Qatar that have acted for the benefit of Al-Qaeda for more than a decade. Earlier this week, Trump appeared to tie the blockade to the success of his trip in May to Saudi Arabia and welcomed it as positive news in a series of tweets .

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  • Haley: US May Leave UN Human Rights Body If 'Violators' Remain
Haley: US May Leave UN Human Rights Body If 'Violators' Remain

Geneva: The Trump administration warned Tuesday that it could pull out of the UN Human Rights Council unless the body ends what Washington calls the whitewashing of dictators' abuses and unfair attacks on Israel. The Trump administration is warning that the US might leave the U.N. Human Rights Council, arguing that it displays anti-Israel bias...

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  • DUP reaches 'outline agreement' with Theresa May as talks continue
DUP reaches 'outline agreement' with Theresa May as talks continue

May's room for maneuver has been eroded by the election drubbing which saw the Conservatives lose their majority in Parliament , and she has kept many ministers in their jobs. "I don't think Theresa May and this government have any credibility". German member of the European Commission Guenther Oettinger said it was unclear if negotiations could...

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  • Controversial Calcutta HC judge Justice CS Karnan retires
Controversial Calcutta HC judge Justice CS Karnan retires

It was the first time that the Supreme Court has sent a high court judge to jail on charges of contempt. Karnan who was slapped with a non-bailable arrest warrant by a seven-judge bench of the Supreme Court has been absconding since May 9.

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  • ICC Champions Trophy: SA defeated by Pakistan
ICC Champions Trophy: SA defeated by Pakistan

The Proteas lived up to their "Perennial Chokers" tag in a virtual quarter-final clash that turned out to be a thoroughly one-sided affair. "To make it happen again another two overs later when Dave went for the run was something that changed the game completely".

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  • Police face scrutiny as third London attacker named
Police face scrutiny as third London attacker named

Earlier, Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera had reported that Zaghba had been stopped at an Italian airport because authorities believed he was on his way to Syria , and that Italian officials had warned British counterparts about him.

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  • UK election result: Theresa May to form government with DUP backing
UK election result: Theresa May to form government with DUP backing

With no clear victor emerging from Thursday's parliamentary election, a wounded May signaled she would fight on, despite losing her majority in the House of Commons. "Our two parties have enjoyed a strong relationship over many years", she said. Alex Salmond, who led the SNP into the Scottish independence referendum in 2014, lost his Gordon sea...

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