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In spotlight, a steely Comey unloads on Trump

From his opening remarks, the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director made clear he believes President Trump was not truthful when he stated he fired Comey because the Federal Bureau of Investigation was in disarray and poorly led.

PIA to bring home hundreds of stranded pilgrims on Doha airport

These 550 Pakistani nationals will now be taken to Saudi Arabia through Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircrafts where they will perform Umrah. Both the embassies in Qatar and Oman made valiant effort to rescue the pilgrims, and to make sure they reach their destinations. The first special flight took 400 Pakistani pilgrims to Muscat, while another brought the remaining 150 devotees.

Saudi, allies issue Qatar-linked 'terrorism' list

Some banks in Saudi Arabia , the UAE and Bahrain have already begun cutting their exposure to Qatar , other people said on Wednesday. President Trump invited the emir of Qatar to the White House in an effort to help mediate the nation's diplomatic crisis with its Persian Gulf neighbors.

UK Labour Party Leader Corbyn Enjoys Massive Turnaround After Election

May had hoped the election would focus on Brexit, but that never happened, as both the Conservatives and Labour said they would respect voters' wishes and go through with the divorce. Northern Ireland has different political parties. Former NI Secretary Peter Hain on Theresa May: "She was evasive, she was arrogant, she was negative".

43 new designations in Qatar-linked terror list

They then sought to clean up the president's comments by stressing U.S. -Qatari cooperation remained intact and crediting the country with working hard to stem funding and support for extremists. "We have reached a cul-de-sac in terms of trying to convince Qatar to change course", said Gargash, drawing a parallel to a similar diplomatic crisis in 2014.

United Kingdom opposition Labour Party says will seek to form minority government

To obtain the absolute majority, a party must secure 326 seats in the 650-seat parliament, according to the British voting system. McDonell also suggested May's leadership is not stable, following her disastrous election campaign. Thornberry said that the Labour Party could present a government program and a state budget, and asked for support from other parties. Speaking to Sky News after the results revealed the Conservative party had lost its majority and a hung parliament confirmed, ...

Emirati diplomat to AP: 'Nothing to negotiate' with Qatar

Its foreign minister has struck a defiant tone in interviews, even after anxious residents emptied grocery stores in its capital, Doha, while Saudi Arabia blocked trucks carrying food from entering the country. Al Qassemi, who previously wrote a column describing steps Qatar would need to take, said that the crisis will only escalate if Doha doesn't back down.

Polls open in United Kingdom election after campaign marred by attacks

Official Brexit negotiations are set to start in 11 days. But given the consensus expectation of a huge Tory victory in the popular vote, and of at least modest gains in the government's parliamentary majority, the exit poll numbers are a bit of a nasty shock ( currency markets are already showing a drop in the value of the pound) to the conventional wisdom.

Flames sophomore to race in Friday's NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

This was only the third time she did the steeplechase, and afterward reporters wanted to know how she got so good so fast. "That completely took us of the race. CT. Johnson had a run of 23.40 (+0.4) in the first heat that earned her 17th place among the semifinalists in the field. "This group of young women are young".

Four Irish players in Lions team to play Crusaders

A moment of brilliance has propelled the Blues to a shock win over the British and Irish Lions in Auckland. "They are all obviously unsafe teams who play a good brand of rugby". "Our defence has got to be strong, we've got to be physical, and obviously track that offload as well". Crusaders: Dagg; Tamanivalu, Goodhue, Havili, Bridge; Mo'unga, Hall; Moody, Taylor, Franks, Romano, Whitelock (capt), Bedwell-Curtis, Todd, Taufua.

Kremlin focused on Trump's stance on relations with Russian Federation

On the day the USA awaited the testimony of former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey on the Russian election hacking saga, Moscow said it had observed hacking attempts launched against it from United States territory "every day".

Of-its-kind interceptor missile test launched from Vandenberg

Northern Command, and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), which is a part of the Department of Defense and controls the interceptor system. The New York Times noted that North Korea launched four medium-range ballistic missiles on March 6 from near the village of Tongchang in North Pyongan Province, whereas the recent test only measured the defense system's ability to intercept a single missile.

Hamas angered by Saudi demand for Qatar to cut funding

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir called on Qatar to end its support for Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood amid a deepening rift between the Arab Gulf states. Hamas in a statement laid into the Saudi position as it argued that "it is a legitimate movement". Those statements, it added, could spur Israel to "conduct more violations and crimes against our people, our land and our sacred sites and against the blessed Al-Aqsa mosque" in Jerusalem, Islam's third holiest site.

Multiple attackers at Iran parliament, 8 wounded

The White House released a statement from Trump condemning the terrorist attacks in Tehran and offering condolences, but also implying that Iran is itself a sponsor of terrorism. Police Thursday said they held a half dozen suspects in connection with the attacks. He also described the assaults in Tehran as a sign of the "bestial anger and fury" that terrorists are feeling in the face of the Iranian nation's unity and determination and after successive victories for the Islamic Republic.

Nearly 70 dead in Al-Shabaab attack on Somalia military base

Puntland also faces a threat from a faction of Islamic State-linked fighters who have split from al-Shabaab. The military base was attacked by terrorists, including suicide bombers, from three directions, the Al-Jazeera report said. The post Militants overrun military base, allegedly kill 61 soldiers, take over town appeared first on Vanguard News . "We must show no mercy in dealing with Al-Shabab", said Farmajo.

Gulf rivals not seeking Qatar 'regime change'

Thirdly, Saudi Arabia sees Qatar's independent foreign policy as problematic. "It is more about preventing things from getting worse", said one diplomat in Kuwait, whose leader was in both the UAE and Qatar on Wednesday for consultations.

Let us not opt for soft Hindutva: Rahul Gandhi to minority leaders

He was released after about four hours. Under the banner of the BKU, a procession was taken out here on Wednesday to express solidarity with the agitating farmers of Madhya Pradesh and condemn the police action on them in Mandsaur. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has advised party leaders from minority communities in Karnataka to be prepared for polarisation efforts by the BJP in the run-up to the 2018 assembly polls.

Comey Testimony Raises New Questions About Jeff Sessions And Russia

The players in the Senate hearing room are not to blame. Mr Comey was at once grave but emotional in a very human way, scrupulously non-partisan and often self-deprecating-the very model of a witness. In a startling disclosure, Comey revealed that after his firing he actually tried to spur the special counsel's appointment by giving one of his memos about Trump to a friend of his to release to the press.

N.Korea says leader Kim supervised test of new anti-ship missiles

Moon is trying to balance Beijing's implacable opposition to THAAD - which it says threatens its own military capabilities - with U.S. insistence that the system is a key buffer against Pyongyang's aggression. North Korea today has at least four paths to a working ICBM, and although each has its drawbacks, taken together, they suggest a country that will likely succeed before too long.

House Democrats launch longshot bid to impeach Trump

Green, who previewed his call with a tweet earlier, said it was the House of Representative's "duty" to take up impeachment . Historically, the three previous impeachment inquiries in the House (involving presidents Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton) rested on less evidence of obstruction of justice than is already publicly known about Trump.

Qatar Diplomatic Crisis Continues To Reverberate Across Middle East

President Donald Trump offered Wednesday to personally broker a resolution to the Persian Gulf's escalating diplomatic crisis, as both he and Qatar looked past his pointed suggestion only a day earlier that the tiny gas-rich nation enables terrorism.

Angus King on Trump-Comey 'tapes': 'Release them'

Comey was also asked if he was sacked because of the FBI's investigation into Russia's alleged involvement in the 2016 election and the Kremlin's possible ties with the trump campaign. That's when, he said in response to a question from Sen. On that, Mr Comey accused the White House of lying. "I was also confused by the initial explanation that was offered publicly, that I was sacked because of the decisions I had made during the election year", Comey said.

Comey Confessions: The Russia Hysteria Fails to Deliver

Here, the five most crucial takeaways from Comey's testimony . But at a press conference that day, Sessions said the reason for his recusal was that he had been involved in the 2016 presidential campaign and therefore should not oversee investigations related to that campaign.

China, Pakistan investigate IS claim 2 Chinese were killed

The Chinese pair was studying Urdu language at a local teaching center in the provincial capital of Quetta when it was forcibly kidnapped by unknown gunmen last month. "They also need to raise their ability to protect themselves, and as much as possible put distance between themselves and real danger", it said. While IS has struggled to establish presence in Pakistan, it has claimed responsibility for several major attacks in Baluchistan, including one last month that killed 25 people.

UK Election 2017 Result: Hung Parliament Spells Political Turmoil for Britain

This number gives them more than half of Parliament so they can pass laws without the assistance of any other party - the Tories had 331 MPs before the 2017 General Election was called. He said: "I don't think it would be stable enough to have a stable government over time". Now it looks like May will have to step down, if she doesn't she'll have to listen to a wider range of voices and Hammond is more secure in his post as Chancellor than he was yesterday evening.

Qatar hit by ratings downgrade over blockade crisis

The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority also announced on Twitter that it had "closed the airspace for all air traffic to and from Doha until further notice". The Maran Gas Amphipolis tanker, carrying around 163,500 cubic metres of LNG produced in the United States , was initially headed toward Kuwait's port of Mina Al-Ahmadi but made a U-turn on Wednesday to head for Dubai's port of Jebel Ali.

LeBron says Cavs not giving up against Warriors in NBA Finals

In any other year, with a 3-0 series advantage, Curry would be the undisputed Finals MVP. The Cavs could at least momentarily stall Golden State's momentum, and keep their visitors' locker room dry, by breaking up the Warriors' flawless playoffs with a win Friday.

The UK Has Elected Its First Sikh Woman MP

Speaking to the media on his win, Dhesi said he was "humbled' and wishes to serve the town where he was born and raised". Bhai Amrik Singh, chair of the Sikh Federation, was quoted by the BBC as saying: "We are delighted to have the first Sikh woman MP in Preet Kaur Gill in Birmingham, Edgbaston".

General election 2017: What does the result mean for Brexit?

If the minority government is created, there is usually another election held pretty soon afterwards, either by the minority government themselves to get the majority vote, or by their opposition who can call into question their confidence of the minority government.

Macron says French citizen is 8th London victim

The Australian foreign affairs department on Wednesday confirmed two Australians died in the attack, but did not name them. They were Kirsty Boden, 28, from Loxton in South Australia who was working in London as a nurse, and Sara Zelenak, 21, of Brisbane who was working in the city as a nanny .

UK exit poll suggests PM May's election gamble has backfired

The survey taken at polling stations across the United Kingdom suggests the party could get 314 MPs when all the votes have been counted after Thursday's poll. The Corbyn ally said: "The Conservative Party fought a campaign characterised by the politics of personal destruction and yet the British people have seen past that".

Cyclone Mora claims 7 lives in Bangladesh

He said that the administration had moved 475,669 people in the coastal district to 11,820 cyclone shelters on Monday after the storm turned into a severe cyclone. Cox's Bazar district chief Mohammad Ali Hussin said that at least 15,000 houses had been flattened in the region. Under Cyclone Mora's influence, strong winds with rain and thundershowers were continuing over North Bay, coastal districts and maritime ports of Bangladesh, the Daily Star reported.

Polls open in UK election after campaign marred by attacks

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the main opposition Labour Party, said the early results showed May had lost her mandate and called for her to resign. Theresa May called the general election early in order to bolster her power as Britain goes through Brexit negotiations with the European Union .

Modi only interested in waiving loans of rich: Rahul

Prime Minister Narendra Modi can waive loans of the countrys rich but cant do the same for farmers, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said today just before he was detained by police here. However, the report said, when the farmers continued with the violence - "arson, vandalism and destruction of public property" - the police fired at them, killing five farmers and injuring eight others.

Theresa May's Conservatives poised to lose majority in United Kingdom election

Others predicted she would soon be gone. As it became clear Friday morning that the ruling party was losing its majority, United Kingdom media said senior party members were furious with May's campaign, saying she had made "fundamental strategic errors".

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