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May vows to stay as UK PM; says Brexit will go on

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Labour's stronger-than-predicted performance appears to validate Corbyn's thesis that a populist platform and an outsider leader would boost voter turnout and make the party more viable, not less. It is now clear that a radical socialist program can be electorally appealing in the country. May appealed to the British people to chose her "strong and stable" leadership, and to give her a large parliamentary majority so as to "strengthen her hand" for upcoming Brexit negotiations . Read More »

McDonald's will use Snapchat to hire for 250000 summer jobs

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If the Snapchat users, mostly teens and young people, wants to know more about the job prospect, there's a link to McDonald's career page within Snapchat, where they can file an application for jobs at local restaurants. McDonald's first utilized the Snapchat application, or "snaplication", in Australia in April. The partnership allows users to make what the company calls a "snaplications", which is simpler than building a resume, writing a cover letter and interviewing. Read More »

House Democrats Warn Trump on Blocking Comey's Testimony

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Senior adviser Kellyanne Conway hinted that Trump is considering using executive privilege to stop Comey from meeting with the Senate committee. File- FBI Director James Comey testified before Congress to answer "important questions" about the Hillary Clinton email investigation on July 5, 2016. Read More »

US Attorney General to testify before Congress over contacts with Russian Federation

Media reports last week said Sessions offered to resign because of tensions with the president over his decision to recuse himself from the FBI's Russian Federation probe. The White House has denied any collusion with Moscow. Despite the report, White House principal deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday in response to a question from a reporter that Trump "absolutely" has confidence in Sessions. Read More »

Netanyahu: Israel will not relinquish security control over Judea and Samaria

On this fiftieth year of the occupation, we at Americans for Peace Now are committing to redouble our efforts to demonstrate that the conflict absolutely can be resolved, that it must be resolved, and that reaching and implementing a negotiated political agreement to settle the conflict is a principal responsibility of Israeli and Palestinian leaders, and of global stakeholders, led by the United States. Read More »

Australian PM says Melbourne siege 'a terrorist attack'

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He was charged and acquitted over a foiled plot to attack the Holsworthy Army Barracks in Sydney in 2009. Somalian refugee Yacqub Khayre was shot and killed by police, ending the chilling hostage-taking incident. A former terror suspect with a "long record of violence" took a sex worker hostage in a suburban Australian apartment building Monday, in what police say may have been an attempt to lure law enforcement to a gunfight. Read More »

Qatar crisis to speed rise of Japan's spot LNG trade

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Hamm said he sees natural gas prices above the average $3.50 by the end of the year and enough supply to last for 100 years. All single northbound Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tankers carrying gas from Qatar, which is now experiencing diplomatic problems with some Gulf countries, are able to pass through the Red Sea and the Suez Canal without disruptions, reports said Tuesday. Read More »

US official wishes Rodman well in North Korea

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A senior USA official stressed to CNN that this trip was no different, however, it is of note that Rodman has a personal relationship with both North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump as he appeared on Trump's " Celebrity Apprentice " in 2009. Read More »

Britain's May brings back foe, aiming to unite party before Brexit

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn insists "I can still be prime minister" as he vows to fight Theresa May's attempt to run a minority government "all the way". But after gambling away a majority in parliament in an election she did not need to call , May needs to unite a disillusioned party around her to not only support her in the Brexit talks but also to strike a deal with a small Northern Irish party that will enable her to stay in power. Read More »

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines to join forces vs militants

But a programme to advise the Philippine army on fighting militant groups in the war-torn southern island group of Mindanao was discontinued in 2015. "Di ako nakikialam [I do not interfere]", Duterte said during his visit at Camp Evangelista in Cagayan de Oro City. It follows nearly three weeks of door to door fighting after hundreds of Islamist militants overran the Marawi city , using civilians as human shields. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn's High-Five Fail Makes For A Cringeworthy Watch

With exit polls showing May likely to lose the Conservative majority in Parliament and possibly her seat, the mood was celebratory. When Thornberry pulled her hand back, Corbyn was unable to check his swing and followed through right onto his colleague's breast, or whatever they call them in Britain. Read More »

New Highway Marker Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Loving v. Virginia Decision

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If they both had lived, this would have been their 50th wedding anniversary . Celebrations are taking place in communities throughout the country. They were sentenced to one year in prison in Virginia. Today, June 12, 2017, is Loving Day . Interracial couples were asked to post photos on social media. In 2016, a movie based on the story was released to critical acclaim. Read More »

Britain's May apologises to own MPs for election 'mess'

After being entrusted last Friday by Queen Elizabeth II with forming a government , Mrs May has made big concessions to opponents within her party, since the Conservatives have only 318 MPs in the country's 650-strong Parliament, eight seats short of the minimum overall majority, so her survival depends on ensuring that every single Conservative MP remains supportive. Read More »

Clinging on to her job, Britain's PM May appoints new ministers

As rumours swirled about plots to oust May, Johnson denied he was planning a leadership challenge. "I am backing Theresa May ". Let's get on with the job'. However, Downing Street said there have been no changes. The two sides are looking to form a "confidence and supply" arrangement. The alliance makes some modernizing Conservatives uneasy. Read More »

AG Sessions wants Senate testimony to be public

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The former director did not elaborate in public on the nature of the information. JOHNSON: Well, the Justice Department says Jeff Sessions was not silent when Comey complained about Trump calling. The Senate investigation is one of three Russian Federation inquiries, including one being headed by the FBI. Comey's dramatic testimony drew invective from his former boss on Twitter, with Trump dismissing him as a leaker on Friday and a coward yesterday. Read More »

Benni confirmed as new Cape Town City head coach

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McCarthy took to Twitter to share the good news. Stars and Spurs later merged to form Ajax Cape Town, though McCarthy had already moved on to Ajax Amsterdam by that time. McCarthy, one of SA's most successful football exports, had a stellar career in Europe, most notably for FC Porto under then-manager Jose Mourinho. Read More »

Sinn Fein maintains abstentionist stance as DUP puts out feelers to Tories

The SDLP lost three seats, all held by former party leaders. Theresa May is reported to be speaking with advisors on how to form a government. But the party would find it very hard to join a coalition again after suffering severe damage from its deal with the Conservatives after the 2010 election, former leader Menzies Campbell had said earlier on Thursday. Read More »

Sessions to face sharp questions on Russia contacts

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Russian Federation has denied interfering in the US election. "I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel". Senators on that committee are expected to question Sessions about his meetings with Russians - a topic that has come under increased scrutiny amid investigations into Russian meddling in the USA presidential election. Read More »

David Davis backs May, says Brexit talks will start June 19

With Northern Ireland having been without a powersharing executive since March and without a first and deputy first minister since January, a new three-week process to salvage devolution has begun in Belfast. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, who attended a political cabinet meeting on Monday, said she wanted the economy to be "first and foremost in our minds" in Brexit talks, in a signal that she wants the PM to scale back her focus on her priority of controlling immigration. Read More »

May's key ministers hold 'secret talks' with Labour to force soft Brexit

The chaos has also weighed on the pound, which has plunged nearly two percent since Thursday, and the government may have to delay the announcement of its policy plans to parliament. Addressing a group of critical Conservative MPs on Monday afternoon - the so-called 1922 Committee - May vowed to stay on as Prime Minister as long as she is useful to the government . Read More »

Maryland, DC Attorneys General Suing President Trump

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The Attorneys General filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The June 12 lawsuit marks the first legal action taken against the president by state government officials for alleged violations of the foreign and domestic emoluments clauses and claims that the president has used his position to boost his business enterprises. Read More »

UK Environment Secretary Confirms Cross-Party Talks on Right Approach to Brexit

It came as her most senior minister Damian Green confirmed that the Queen's Speech, due to set out the Government's programme on June 19, could be delayed as the Tories seek an agreement with the DUP. Ms May's poor performance in the election left her all but powerless to change people in her top team. Caroline Lucas said the Prime Minister's welcoming of Mr Gove back into the Cabinet less than a year after his sacking was "further evidence of both Theresa May's complete disregard for ... Read More »

IS chemical weapons capability degraded

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There have been nine chemical incidents since the beginning of the year, IHS says. "The Department of the Treasury condemns in the strongest possible terms the use of chemical weapons by any actor, and will leverage all available tools to target those complicit in their development, proliferation, or use", Smith said . Read More »