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Democrat to grill US Attorney General Sessions on Comey firing

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In addition to Sessions' possible testimony, the question remains whether or not Trump taped his conversations with Comey . In response to Comey's testimony, Sessions issued a statement contradicting some of what Comey said. As mentioned above, since Attorney General Sessions is not testifying at hearings on the Justice Department budget, he'll be replaced by the Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein - who appointed Robert Mueller as Special Counsel for the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

New election only alternative to deal with DUP - senior Conservative MP

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Britain's largely pro-Conservative press questioned whether she could remain in power with the clock ticking on the two-year European Union divorce process. May's leadership, said the pair had "taken the fall" for the prime minister. Conservative MPs are publicly airing their anger, some calling for her ouster and others demanding radical change in her style of leadership. Read More »

President Trump to Qatar: Stop Funding Extremist Ideology

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Earlier on Friday, Tillerson asked Saudi Arabia and its allies to halt the blockade because of "humanitarian consequences" and also because it was "hindering United States military actions in the region and the campaign against Isis". US President Donald Trump reacts to a reporter's question during a joint news conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington , U.S. Read More »

Sturgeon sees independence from United Kingdom by 2025 - ITV

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The only party advancing at this stage are Scottish Labour on 25%, up eight points from our poll on April 21. A spokesperson for the Scottish Conservatives insisted the graphs are "clearly labelled" and said that the poll results show their party is "best placed to take the fight to the SNP at this election". Read More »

Trump promises 'first-class' infrastructure system for US

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Trump has brushed aside such worries in favor of the potential economic boosts from environmental deregulation on numerous occasions, most recently with last week's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. Trump continued. "We are spending money all over the world, except here". President Donald Trump reiterated his commitment to the American worker during an infrastructure speech in Cincinnati, Ohio Wednesday. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn keeps his eyes on Downing Street

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Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed ministers to her shaky government Sunday, as some Conservative colleagues rallied to support her - and others said her days were numbered after last week's disastrous election. May's weakened position in the party ruled out big changes. "For instance, if London were to stay in the customs union, then it would not have to renegotiate all trade agreements", he told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper. Read More »

New Jersey high school under fire for erasing Trump slogans from yearbook

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Berardo says he purchased $110 worth of photos of Grant in his "historic" shirt, but when they received the pictures there was no Trump slogan to be seen. "I want the school to seek disciplinary action and to be held accountable". "Rather, I applaud students for becoming involved in politics and for participation in our democratic society", she wrote. Read More »

French president says 8th death confirmed after London attacks

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In the Channel 4 documentary, Butt, often called Abz, can be seen in Regent's Park in central London with a group of worshippers unfurling an ISIS-style flag. At any one time there are about 500 active counter-terrorism investigations concerning 3000 people of interest. Christine Archibald, a Canadian, was also killed in the attack. Read More »

Hamas denies it built tunnel under UN schools in Gaza

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On Wednesday, Netanyahu said he told Nikki Haley , the USA ambassador to the United Nations, during a visit to Israel , that it was time for the United Nations to "re-examine UNRWA's continued existence". UNRWA condemned Hamas and "the existence of such tunnels in the strongest possible terms" while mentioning in the same statement that the tunnel was discovered "during the summer vacation, at a time when the schools are empty". Read More »

Guterres calls for two-state solution for Israel, Palestine

According to the report, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have been imprisoned by Israel since 1967. "The occupation has shaped the lives of both Palestinians and Israelis". Only three in ten Jewish Israelis think Israel's control of the West Bank amounts to "an occupation ", a new poll has shown. No amount of Israeli investment in illegal settlements will change the Palestinians' will, and eventually settlers will have to go back where they came from. Read More »

Paris Police Shoot, Wound Hammer-Wielding Assailant Outside Notre Dame

One officer was slightly injured. Notre Dame, famous for its picturesque gargoyles, is located on an island in the Seine and attracts an estimated 14 million visitors very year, making it Europe's most visited attraction. Soldiers patrol its streets alongside police to guard tourist sites, government buildings and events. Hundreds of tourists were inside the cathedral when the attacker struck. Read More »

Britain's May reaches 'outline' power deal after election

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SIEGEL: The Conservatives evidently plan to govern with the Democratic Unionists , the dominant Protestant party in Northern Ireland providing the few votes in the House of Commons that they'll need to have a working majority. Labour won 262 seats in the general election , but the Conservatives remain the largest party in Parliament with 318 seats. Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster is set to hold talks with Theresa May in Downing Street to finalise an agreement on propping up her ... Read More »

UK Prime Minister Theresa May says she'll stick to Brexit timetable

Some Tories, including the party's Scottish leader Ruth Davidson , are unhappy about a deal with the DUP because of the party's opposition to gay marriage and abortion and other policy clashes with the Conservatives . Some say her failure means the government must now take a more flexible approach to the divorce, potentially softening the exit terms. The Times of London said in an editorial that "the election appears to have been, among other things, a rejection of the vague but ... Read More »

London mayor tells AP he doesn't care about Trump tweets

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Anti-Muslim crimes in the British capital have increased fivefold since the London Bridge terror attack , London Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Wednesday, warning that police would take a "zero-tolerance approach". Trump tweeted Saturday after the attack . "The United States Conference of Mayors stands today united with Mayor Sadiq Khan of London and the people of London ". Read More »

Theresa May appoints new UK Cabinet as critics circle

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Johnson strongly refuted the claims, tweeting: " Mail on Sunday tripe - I am backing Theresa may". British media reported that moves were afoot within May's Conservative Party to dislodge her, while opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn , who exceeded expectations in Thursday's vote, called for her to go and said he could form a government. Read More »

May seen fighting for survival after election failure

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However, Corbyn remains hopeful for another election, and is still relying on the young or first-time voters , of whom many expressed their support for the party in the run-up to the election. And she enlisted the help of the hard-right DUP to get her over the line. Britain's typically right-wing press savaged May over the election outcome, questioning whether she will be able to remain in power after a result that leaves her reliant on uniting rival factions within her party to deliver ... Read More »

British police arrest another man in London Bridge attack probe

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The phoney bombs were simply disposable water bottles wrapped in silver and black tape and attached to leather belts, although they were designed to create "maximum fear", police said. "But one of those animals could detonate and kill us all". Butt tried to rent a 7.5-ton box truck, but his payment was declined and he rented a smaller van instead. Read More »

Hamas Rejects UNRWA Accusation for Tunnel under UN Schools

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I regret that UNRWA, to a large degree, by its very existence, perpetuates - and does not solve - the Palestinian refugee problem. "Therefore it is time to dismantle UNRWA and merge its parts into the UNHCR", he added. A spokesperson for Hamas denied any responsibility for the tunnel, stating that it "strongly condemned" the structure and observed that the revelations would be used by Israeli media and government policy agencies to justify the continuing apartheid-like conditions now being ... Read More »

Penguins beat Preds 2-0 for Stanley Cup

A 2-0 victory in Nashville sealed the best-of-seven series as they claimed the trophy for a fifth time in six final appearances. Penguins captain Sidney Crosby , who was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the playoffs, said his team had worked hard to keep improving with each game. Read More »

Kansas City Man Freed From Prison After Finding His Doppelgänger in Jail

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He always maintained he didn't commit the robbery in Roeland Park and, after a hearing on Wednesday, a Johnson County judge ordered him released. After years of pleading his case, Jones, who was convicted exclusively on eyewitness testimony, finally received help from the Innocence Project who believed him enough to begin looking into the claim of a doppelganger who may have been the real culprit, the Kansas City Star reported . Read More »

Journalist ordered to pay Israeli PM damages for libel

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The journalist, Igal Sarna, was ordered to pay the couple $32,500 (£25,000) by a court in Tel Aviv. Sarna also surmised that this behaviour "makes a mockery of all the security and in fact all the country" and added in his criticism of the Netanyahus. Read More »

Rafael Nadal wins French Open title for 10th time

Rafael Nadal is clearly emotional as he waits to lift his record 10th French Open trophy. And I finished the year being World No. 1, winning here (in Paris ), winning the US Open . He claimed a second break moments later to take the first set , and there already seemed no way back for the Swiss, who was in search of a second French Open title and fourth Grand Slam. Read More »

Labour is ready for another election, Jeremy Corbyn says

The fallout from Thursday's snap general election , which left her Conservative Party bereft of their majority, also prompted her to seek out a relatively tiny ally that could have vast sway over what happens next in the United Kingdom. May's office said Saturday principles of an agreement had been reached, but the two sides later clarified that they are still talking. "To those that say the PM should step down, or that we need another election or even - God help us - a second referendum, ... Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions agrees to appear before Senate intelligence committee

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Mr Shelby chairs the Senate appropriations subcommittee. In a letter Saturday to Sen. "Grassley suggesting that", she added, referring to Iowa's Charles Grassley, the committee's chairman. Comey was leading that probe. Mr Sessions removed himself from the FBI's inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. election back in March after it emerged he had met Moscow's envoy during last year's White House race. Read More »