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Attorney General Session next up for Capitol Hill scrutiny

On "Fox & Friends" Monday, Conway noted Comey's testimony that Loretta Lynch, as President Barack Obama's attorney general, directed him to describe the FBI probe into Hillary Clinton's email practices as a "matter" and to avoid calling it an investigation. Read More »

White House condemns Russian crackdown on protesters

The number of arrests brought about a rare criticism of the Kremlin from President Donald Trump's administration, which called on Russian Federation to "immediately release all peaceful protesters", White House spokesman Sean Spicer said at a news briefing Monday. Read More »

Angela Merkel congratulates Macron, calls election result "strong vote for reforms"

However, the victory of LREM was marred by the lowest turnout in the history of France's Fifth Republic, with just 48.6 percent of voters casting their ballot. " Low turnout invites us to continue our efforts more than ever". After being sworn in, Macron immediately started up his "New Deal" at home, from reform on labor law to the establishment of anti-terrorism center, and the enactment of new anti-corruption rules, all of which caught the hearts of French people and impressed them ... Read More »

Trump won't say if tapes of Comey conversations exist

Pundits and legal experts have been divided on whether Trump's actions rose to the level of obstruction of justice, a potentially impeachable offense, while Comey said that decision was now in the hands of Mueller, who is also a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Read More »

Gulf air embargo only applies to Qatar companies: UAE

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In Doha , Qatar's QE 30 Index rebounded 0.83 percent, hitting 9,135.16. Qatar is one of the main sponsors for Sudan's Darfur mediation. World oil prices are recovering on June 13 after several days of fluctuations due to the diplomatic tension in the Gulf region. Read More »

Russian Police Detain Hundreds at Corruption Protest on National Day

Tens of thousands of people still took to the streets, and more than 1,500 were arrested. Navalny was detained by police on Monday outside his home that didn't stop the massive protests he'd organized for the same day. He said interference had prevented contractors from building a stage at the agreed venue. Navalny was arrested, along with hundreds of others, and was jailed for 15 days after being convicted of disobeying a police officer. Read More »

Britains' May to holds talks with DUP to secure deal

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The prime minister's most prominent potential rival, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, sought to quash any suggestion that she would be ousted imminently. British newspapers had previously reported a rift between May and Hammond and that she had planned to sack him after the election if she had won a larger majority. Read More »

Ostapenko powers into French Open final

Ostapenko, whose average forehand speed of 76 miles per hour this tournament has eclipsed that of Andy Murray (73), continued to let fly with a bombardment of winners and errors . Unseeded Ostapenko downed Timea Bacsinszky 7-6 (7/4), 3-6, 6-3 on her 20th birthday to become the first Latvian finalist at a major. "I think she has a big chance now to win the final, she's going to deserve it". Read More »

Nigel Farage hints at Ukip comeback

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Nigel Farage's resignation in the wake of the Brexit victory left a vacuum within the party, with his first successor as leader - Diane James - lasting just 18 days in the post. He argued, however, particularly in light of this morning's hung parliament, UKIP had a part to play in United Kingdom politics, describing the party as the "guard dogs of Brexit". Read More »

Fresh questions for Sessions - and he'll answer in public

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Trump supporters have insisted that the president did nothing wrong, since there is nothing wrong with expressing "hope". Mr Trump said last month that "this Russian Federation thing" was one of the reasons he dismissed Mr Comey. The former senator from Alabama told lawmakers at his January confirmation hearing that he had not met with Russians during the campaign. "My sense was the attorney general knew he shouldn't be leaving, which is why he was lingering", Comey told the Senate ... Read More »

EU tells May "no time to lose" on Brexit talks

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EU President Donald Tusk urged Britain today not to delay Brexit talks after elections produced a hung parliament, warning that time was running out to reach a divorce deal. The former Belgian prime minister wrote on Twitter: "Yet another own goal, after Cameron now May, will make already complex negotiations even more complicated". Read More »

Arlene Foster and Theresa May set for crucial talks in London

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Sterling last traded at $1.2756, edging up 0.1 percent on the day, after sliding 1.7 percent on Friday, its biggest one-day drop in around eight months. The election result forced May to search for a deal with a small party of Northern Irish politicians, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), to prop up her government and vote through vital legislation. Read More »

Qatar Airways CEO: US 'fueling' fire of Gulf crisis

Al Baker had appealed to the International Civil Aviation Organization , a United Nations agency which administers the Chicago convention that guarantees civil overflights to declare the airspace closure as illegal. Qatar denies accusations that it provides financial support to groups like Islamic State and Al Qaeda, and defends its links with Iran and Islamist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood. Read More »

I'm 100% willing to testify about Comey's claims

But Comey's testimony about the President has darkened the clouds hanging over the White House . To hear more discussion about the Comey testimony on Detroit Today, click on the audio player above. "You suggested he didn't tell the truth in everything he said", Karl said, referring to a tweet Trump posted Friday morning. Kasowitz quickly endorsed Comey's acknowledgment of Trump's statement that he had told the president three times he was not a target of any FBI ... Read More »

Sharif to hold talks with Saudi leadership on Qatar fallout

Saudi Arabia's aviation body said on Tuesday that the closure of its airspace to flights from Qatar was within the kingdom's sovereign right to protect its citizens from any threat. Hamas arch-terrorist Saleh al-Arouri and other terrorists from the Gaza-ruling group, who had found a safe haven in Qatar, were reportedly expelled from Doha due to unspecified "pressure" last week. Read More »

Brexit Talks May Not Begin On June 19

Speaking to MPs for the first time since the result, the Prime Minister finally showed real remorse. Britain's Press Association, quoting two unnamed sources from the meeting, said May told lawmakers at a closed-door session that she admitted she was the one who "got us into this mess" and vowed that she would be the one who will "get us out of it". Read More »

JK Rowling Reveals How She'd Like to Protest Trump's UK Visits

When asked to respond to President Trump's tweets , Khan said Tuesday he had "no time" to do so as he dealt with the attacks that killed seven people and injured 48 others. MP David Lammy also agreed that Trump's state visit should be called off, as he responded to Trump's post with the below message. "It's extraordinary that Trump from cavernous depths of his scientific ignorance is prepared to challenge conclusions of 97 percent of the world's experts on this matter", said Paul ... Read More »

Gulf air embargo only applies to Qatar airline companies: UAE

Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi tells reporters in a weekly news conference: "These countries should try to settle their differences at the negotiating table in a positive and comprehensive process". Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has blamed the U.S. for creating ISIS and fostering instability in the Middle East amid an ongoing crisis in the region. Read More »

Breaking Twitter Silence, Trump Sees Lies, Vindication in 'Leaker' Comey's Testimony

Trump broke his silence on Twitter following explosive testimony by Comey , declaring "total and complete vindication". Trump also twice declined to confirm the existence of White House recordings of the conversations. Detailing one-on-one talks with a sitting president - which under normal circumstances are private - Comey said he took painstaking notes for fear Trump might "lie" about the unusual encounters. Read More »

Damian Green Appointed First Secretary of State, Minister for UK Cabinet Office

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However Michael Gove, who left the Cabinet after a failed bid for the Conservative Party leadership past year, has been appointed secretary of state at environment department Defra, replacing Andrea Leadsom. The DUP has promised a soft border with the Republic of Ireland. It "clearly isn't where we wanted or expected to be following the general election", he said. Read More »

British leader tries to rally support

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Prime Minister Theresa May has launched her first reshuffle by confirming that Greg Clark will remain in post as secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy. "I said during the election campaign that if re-elected I would intend to serve a full term. One team going forward together for the United Kingdom". Read More »

Natural gas built Qatar, now may protect it in Gulf dispute

Migrant laborers make up 90 percent of Qatar's population, mostly unskilled and dependent on construction projects such as building stadiums for the 2022 soccer World Cup. The footy shirt ban could now follow in countries that sided with Saudi Arabia in the worldwide row including the United Arab Emirates , Egypt , Yemen and Bahrain . Read More »

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif faces corruption inquiry over Mayfair flats

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On June 2, the Prime Minister's youngest son Hassan Nawaz appeared before the six-member probe team headed by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Additional Director General Wajid Zia, reports Dawn news. The Supreme Court began investigating Sharif after the main political parties failed to agree on a committee to probe the Panama Papers leaks, and PTI's chairman, Imran Khan, threatened mass protests and to shut down Islamabad .If Sharif survives the JIT probe, opinion polls suggest he is ... Read More »