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President Trump fires back at White House reporters over James Comey's statements

Asked why he tweeted earlier today he felt "completely vindicated" by Comey's testimony , Trump responded: "No collusion, no obstruction; he's a leaker ". The committee has also requested copies of the memos Comey wrote after his conversations with Trump . During an interview with Fox News , Donald Trump Jr expressed disbelief that Mr Comey felt "threatened" by his conversation with the President before he was sacked. Read More »

Trump to Host South Korean Counterpart

South Korean Defense Ministry said on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, the suspected North Korean drone found near the Korean border was found to have taken photos of a US missile defense shield in the South. Japan is due to host the next summit, but a plan to hold one previous year was dropped due to political turmoil in South Korea. Under a deal with Moon's conservative predecessor, the United States deployed key components of the so-called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system this spring ... Read More »

Theresa May pushing through DUP alliance amid swirling uncertainty


May said Brexit talks would begin on June 19 as scheduled, though the election result meant it was unclear whether her plan to take Britain out of the bloc's single market and customs union could still be pursued. She will clearly be looking to get as much out of the prime minister as possible in exchange for support. According to EU law, the United Kingdom will be removed from the union at that time even if negotiations have failed to produce an exit deal. Read More »

Outside probe clears police chief in Miss Black Texas arrest


Ponder, 23, said she learned the charge was dropped early Tuesday. In a post to social media detailing the incident, Ponder alleged that she was on her way to Wal-Mart last month when a truck that was driving erratically cut her off. "The idea that she was arrested for not apologizing to an irate motorist has been the most offensive aspect of this case from the beginning", Merritt said. Read More »

British PM hangs on for now

Those in the 18-24 age group came out to back Corbyn: including in university areas like Sheffield Hallam, where Clegg lost his seat to Labour . May, however, has been promoting "hard Brexit". Newspaper headlines saw her as just clinging on. The resignations of Timothy and Hill, on whom May had been heavily reliant since her previous job at the interior ministry, will be a personal blow. Read More »

North Korea Spies on US THADD's With Drones

The drone, mounted with a camera, was found last week in a forest near the border with North Korea. In 2014, several suspected North Korean drones were found south of the border. South Korea and the United States agreed previous year to deploy the THAAD unit in response to Kim's relentless development of its ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons, in blatant defiance of UN sanctions. Read More »

Ireland's Unionists Say Talks With UK Gov't Going Well, Hope for Success


As May attempts to cobble together a majority, the EU's Michel Barnier said he would hold talks with British envoy Oliver Robbins on Tuesday to organise the negotiations. Instead, the unnecessary election has cost May control of her party, of Parliament, and of government policy, at one of the most critical junctures in the country's recent history. Read More »

Britain to have more black, Asian, ethnic minority MPs than ever before


Meanwhile, Sinn Fein accused the DUP of betraying the interests of Northern Ireland - with Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill predicting a confidence and supply deal would "end in tears". He said in many cases the issues had already been debated and resolved in each nation so any backtrack was unlikely, adding: "You might get a debate I suppose on further reduction of abortion times as medical science advances". Read More »

Bypassing blockade, entrepreneur to airlift 4000 cows to Qatar

Qatar's new and state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport in Doha serves as a major transit hub for some 37 million passengers a year, largely between Europe and Asia. "I think that as the elder statesman of the Gulf, the king of Saudi Arabia should solve this affair and show leadership", said Erdogan. "Resolving this crisis as soon as possible is in the interest of all nations and people", Erdogan said. Read More »

Brazilian President Michel Temer acquitted of illegal campaign funding

The verdict spared recession-ravaged Brazil its second leadership crisis in 14 months, following the impeachment of leftist president Dilma Rousseff previous year and her replacement by her then-vice president Temer. Political analysts said the acquittal was disastrous for the credibility of Brazil's judiciary, the government institution that polls show is most trusted by Brazilians. Read More »

South Korea leader proposes Asian nations co-host 2030 World Cup


Cheong Wa Dae officials have noted the environmental test may prevent the deployment of the additional four launchers, but not require the withdrawal of the two already deployed. Unsophisticated drones, such as the ones used by North Korea, have steadily become an important issue for USA troops around the world. Though he often denounced China on the campaign trail, Trump is now leaning on Beijing to help rein in its ally North Korea's weapons program, a move that has sparked anguish among ... Read More »

Sessions "key" to Russian probe — Blumenthal


He may also face questions about comments by Trump confidant Chris Ruddy, chief executive of Newsmax, who suggested Monday that the president was considering firing Mueller, the special counsel appointed by the Justice Department to lead the FBI's Russian Federation probe. Read More »

UK PM May and DUP have largely agreed support deal


DUP leader Arlene Foster said there had been "very good discussions" so far and she would travel to London to meet May on Tuesday. "I don't think we have anything to fear from parliament debating it", he told the BBC. Environment Secretary Michael Gove declined to deny the reports when pressed, but told Sky News that the reality of the election result meant that May and her government would need to reach beyond party lines. Read More »

Enda Kenny 'concerned' at proposed United Kingdom deal with the DUP

He said he was anxious principally that the planned agreement could hurt the Northern Irish peace process in which the British government plays an impartial role. "The focus has to be on plan A, which is to get the institutions in place, that is our focus and we would like to think it will be the focus of the incoming taoiseach", he said. Read More »

Suspected North Korean drone photographed US missile defense system

The South Korean military is trying to figure out where in the North the drone was flown from. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, who leads the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK), made the comments a day after leader Kim Jong Un reportedly ordered mass production of a medium-range ballistic missile with the ability to reach U.S. Read More »

Sharif to visit Saudi Arabia amid Gulf crisis

Qatar's Foreign Minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, said earlier on Monday that Qatar and the USA were in touch with Kuwait, the main mediator between the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), "to calm the situation". Read More »

Saudi Arabia says no blockade of Qatar

Despite the trade and travel blockade, "Qatar Airways continues to operate to the rest of its network as per its published schedules with day-to-day adjustments for operational and commercial efficiencies, which is standard airline practice", the company said. Read More »

State of emergency declared on quake-hit Greek island Lesbos


Other residents of the village have been evacuated and are staying in temporary accommodation nearby. A magnitude 6.3 natural disaster, which lasted for approximately one minute, rattled Turkey's western coastal cities as well Istanbul and Bursa provinces to the north. Read More »

Defiant May vows to stay on despite election blow

With almost two-thirds of the seats counted, the results appeared to be generally bearing out an exit poll that predicted the Conservatives would get 314 of the 650 seats in Parliament, down from 330, while the Labour Party was projected to win 266, up from 229. Read More »

Body of teen missing off North Carolina coast recovered


The Coast Guard initiated a search for Hinnant on Sunday and Monday but were unable to locate the teen's body. The U.S. Coast Guard, along with Emerald Isle officials, searched for days trying to find the missing 17-year-old. The teen's name has not been released. Crews have been searching ever since near the Bogue Inlet Pier. The body of a Wayne County teen is recovered almost three days after the teen was swept out to sea during a day trip to the beach. Read More »