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Gulf states announce humanitarian hotline for mixed Qatari families

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to keep supporting the outcast state as he recently approved an accord on Thursday for military training cooperation with Qatar, the news agency reported. That's created chaos across the Sunni Gulf nations, whose citizens regularly intermarry and conduct business across countries sharing long historic and cultural bonds.

Did Trump just say he'd testify under oath about Comey?

Regarding Qatar, home to USA military facilities and a diplomatic imbroglio with its Gulf Region neighbors, Trump said , "We ask Qatar and other countries in the region to do more, and do it faster". Comey in a meeting in early January - as well as descriptions of collusion between Trump associates and Russian agents. Why would he dismiss the attorney general and his son-in-law Jared Kushner if he didn't know he was about to say something significant and potentially inappropriate? ...

British police arrest another London bridge terror suspect

Police said the men tied 30cm pink ceramic knives to their wrists and had petrol bombs in the van. He said: "Because of the fact his payment method failed he couldn't get hold of that lorry". There were also office chairs, a suitcase and two bags of gravel which Haydon said might have been to add weight or to act as a cover story for their activities to friends and family.

Trump calls on Qatar to stop "funding" terrorism

The President said he helped those countries make the decision to break off relations with Qatar during his trip to Saudi Arabia last month . Referring to Tillerson's comments on the blockade, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said in a speech at a Ramadan fast-breaking dinner in Istanbul on Friday: "I say it should be lifted completely".

US, Turkey discuss Qatar row, Syria on phone call

The State Department had said the USA learned only at the last minute about the Arab nations' plan to cut ties. Turkey has maintained good relations with Qatar as well as several of its Gulf Arab neighbours. Mr Trump said he wanted Qatar "back among the unity of nations". He said Qatar remained committed to a Kuwaiti-led mediation effort, but that he had yet to receive a clear list of demands.

Jeremy Corbyn vows to fight Theresa May 'all the way'

In the Sunday Mirror , opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn , who scored hefty gains in the election , said there was still a chance for him to be prime minister if May failed to form a government. May's two top aides, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, announced they had quit on Saturday, following sustained criticism of the campaign within the party.Britain's typically pro-Conservative press savaged May on Saturday and questioned whether she could remain in power, only two months after ...

British premier strikes tentative deal with Northern Ireland party

Timothy had been widely blamed for the social care plan, over which May was forced to backtrack in the middle of the election campaign following signs it was hitting the party's core support. The party had previously confirmed they were prepared to form a coalition government, as the Independent reports. The arrangement with the DUP will make governing easier, but it makes some Conservatives uneasy.

UK government agrees outline deal with DUP for support

It was a bid to shore up her majority in Parliament. "But instead, Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party have put up much more of a fight than anybody was anticipating". SCULLY: I think Theresa May's finished. Before the election, she had been widely expected to sack finance minister Philip Hammond following a reported clash over her Brexit strategy.

Theresa May's top advisers resign after United Kingdom election shock

May's gamble of calling snap polls backfired after the British electorate delivered a hung Parliament, forcing her to seek the support of a small Northern Irish party for staying in power, as the country braces for hard Brexit talks. And the Sun tabloid led with "She's had her chips", pointing to a campaign moment of May awkwardly eating fries, while implying she was on the way out.

PM May's top aides quit after brutal election reality check

After confirming on Friday that her top five ministers, including finance minister Philip Hammond, would keep their jobs, May must name the rest of her team, who will take on one of the most demanding jobs in recent British history. But the wooing of the DUP risks upsetting the political balance in Northern Ireland by aligning London more closely with the pro-British side in the divided province, where a power-sharing government with Irish nationalists is now suspended.

Britain's May seeks deal with N. Ireland party

The pair formed part of Ms May's small inner circle and were blamed by many Conservatives for the party's lacklustre campaign and unpopular election platform. She targeted Labour-supporting seats that had backed Brexit, wooing them with promises to rein executive pay and cap utility bills, and refused to rule out tax rises.

Former US FBI Director James Comey testifies about President Trump

The House intelligence committee is seeking any tapes of the conversations. As noted on Twitter, by saying Comey lied under oath in this tweet , the president is accusing the former FBI Director of committing perjury. Mr Trump's aides have dodged questions about whether conversations relevant to the Russian Federation investigation have been recorded, and so did the president, in series of teases.

Ukip's stand-in leader warns Theresa May: Don't water down Brexit objectives

But there are problems in those numbers too: in the past 40 years, only Mr Blair has managed to win an election for Labour , and the high water mark of their support under any other leader is the 271 seats Labour gained in the 1992 election under Neil Kinnock.

Theresa May's top aides take fall for poll debacle, resign

The pound hit an eight-week low against the dollar and its lowest levels in seven months versus the euro before recovering slightly after May said she would form a government backed by her "friends" in the DUP . Party insiders are placing bets on how long May will last, less than a year after Britain's surprise referendum decision propelled her into Downing Street.

British PM turns to NI to save Tory government

Scots clearly do not feel so strongly about Brexit that they were prepared to contemplate an early referendum to avoid leaving the EU. It said in an editorial comment: "We now have a minority Conservative government that is in office but not in power".

Trump delays state visit to Britain over protest fears

It is unclear if Trump's potential pull-out came after several top British politicians - including London Mayor Sadiq Khan - called on May to cancel Trump's visit over one of his most ill-timed tweetstorms. Ms May invited Mr Trump to the United Kingdom in a joint press conference seven days after his inauguration. According to the Guardian , the US President said he did want to visit the country if there would be large scale protests.

Brazil seizes 60 assault rifles hidden in pool heaters

Authorities said four Brazilians were arrested for illegally importing the weapons and a Brazilian citizen in Miami is also being investigated. Valued at over $1.2 million, he called the latest seizure as "the biggest in 10 years" in the state of Rio.

Pressure mounts on May to resign after election stumble

The Sun newspaper said senior members of the party had vowed to get rid of May, but would wait at least six months because they feared a leadership contest could propel the Labour party into power under Jeremy Corbyn , who supports renationalization of key industries and higher taxes for business and top earners.

Paris Police Shoot Attacker Outside Notre Dame Cathedral

Collomb said the policeman is in stable condition. Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said the attacker was carrying the identification card of an Algerian student and that preliminary information indicated he had acted alone. A witness said he heard someone "shout very loudly". "It is someone who.at no time has shown any signs of his radicalization", he said. Speaking to the Associated Press she said she was admiring the church's stained glass windows when a French announcement came on ...

New video shows tense moments of London attack; 3 arrested

Media in Italy claim Zaghba was stopped by the authorities in Bologna a year ago when he was en route to Syria. British police and security agencies are facing growing questions over how Zaghba and Butt slipped through the net. "I am deeply shocked, saddened and numbed by the actions of my ex-partner who has killed and injured so many innocent people". Police on Tuesday said he lived in east London and that his family has been notified, adding that he was not a "subject of interest" to ...

London terrorist "flagged by Italian intelligence"

Eight people were killed and dozens injured when three men launched a van and knife rampage on Saturday night. On Tuesday, London police appealed for the public's help in finding French national Xavier Thomas, 45, who has been missing since Saturday's attack.

Halper: Bill Clinton Could 'Easily' Be Blamed for Hillary Clinton's Election Loss

JOHN KING: And later on he said - he was asked specifically about his statements to the FBI and do you have any reason to believe he gave false statements to the FBI and he said that's one of the reasons he was under criminal investigation.

Trump Says He'd Testify That Comey Lied About Loyalty Demand

Trump's personal lawyer Marc Kasowitz, however, has mentioned just two specific factual matters in which he says Comey is inaccurate. "My guess is before that happens - and it may happen eventually - Mr. Standing with the president of Romania, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partner, Trump at last confirmed his commitment to the alliance's mutual defense pact, Article 5, uttering words he deliberately did not say when he spoke at NATO's gathering in Belgium last month.

United Kingdom conservatives agree outline deal with DUP for support

The result has demolished May's political authority, and she has also lost her two top aides, sacrificed in a bid to save their leader from being toppled by a furious Conservative Party. May continued to organize her government on Saturday. The Times of London said in an editorial that "the election appears to have been, among other things, a rejection of the vague but harshly worded prospectus for Brexit for which Mrs".

Trump's call on Qatar to stop funding terrorism welcomed

The base houses almost 10,000 U.S. troops and is the forward headquarters of U.S. Central Command. About 10,000 US military personnel are stationed at the base about 20 miles outside Doha . Ashcroft's firm includes an array of former senior government officials including Sullivan, a former USA attorney in MA appointed by Bush to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

Comey's secret release of Trump memo sparks partisan debate

The White House announced late Thursday that Trump would be holding a press conference with Iohannis . Comey shied away from accusing Trump of obstruction of justice , that infamously impeachable offense, but he described vividly how the president, in his opinion, repeatedly pressured him to kill an FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn .

Trump says Comey lied under oath, remains coy on 'tapes'

Comey believes that any of his interactions with the president rise to the level of obstruction of justice", McCain said in a statement after his questioning. Mr Trump tweeted in his first comments since the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing yesterday . "I didn't do it myself for a variety of reasons", he said, instead asking a friendly law professor to share his written recollection of those conversations with a reporter.

Farmers call off protest after Maharashtra govt announces complete loan waiver

In April, UP government had announced the waiver of Rs 36,000-crore loan, which had boosted the demands of similar loan waivers in other states. Loans of Farmers with small land holdings were waived off from Sunday itself. "I am also not in agreement with the rail roko planned on June 13. The party is using this agitation for their political gain", he said. The government has also set up a panel for implementation of the scheme.

Trump calls Qatar a funder of terror

Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani has repeatedly said the blockade of his country is in violation of worldwide law. Those statements came just a few hours after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations to end a blockade on Qatar that began on Monday when several countries severed diplomatic ties with Qatar and closed their borders to the tiny Arab country.

London attacker stopped en route to Syria, flagged as suspect

Police said 25-year-old Guenigault is in a hospital in stable condition. She said: "The rest of us Londoners want to support those people who have been affected, including those who run the market". After his payment was declined, Butt and his two accomplices rented a smaller van that they used to plow into crowds before they leapt from the vehicle and went on a stabbing rampage in an attack that left eight people dead and almost 50 injured.

Gulf nations may let some Qataris stay

The row has sparked one of the worst political crises in decades among some of Washington's closest Mideast allies. Saudi leaders also have opposed Qatar's maintenance of ties to Iran, with which Qatar shares lucrative natural gas reserves.

DUP to support minority government after deal reached

While May's top team has been left unchanged, she will have to fill gaps in her ministerial team after nine junior ministers lost their seats in what has been characterised as a disastrous election night for the ruling party, with the shock results going against every pre-election opinion poll forecast and the Jeremy Corbyn-led Opposition Labour faring far better than predicted.

Myanmar adds ships, aircraft to search for missing plane

A military spokesman says bodies and aircraft parts have been found during the search for a transport plane that disappeared yesterday afternoon. The plane took off from Myeik in Myanmar and was on its way to Yangon . The Myanmar government Thursday expressed deep concern over the heartbreaking news of loss and death from the missing plane, said a statement of the President's Office.

Britain's PM Theresa May reaches 'outline' power deal after election fiasco

Their influence had increasingly angered senior ministers. Johnson plans to take advantage of May's weakened state to launch a bid to become prime minister , the Mail on Sunday reported, citing a close ally of Johnson. "It is clear that this election has left her authority deeply wounded, perhaps fatally", said Paul Goodman, a former lawmaker and editor of the ConservativeHome website.

Professor eats his pro-Brexit book after election stunner

Professor Matthew Goodwin , a politics and worldwide relations expert at the University of Kent, had claimed Labour would not win 38 per cent of the vote in Thursday's poll. I'm saying this out loud. "I was surprised that Jeremy Corbyn got 2 percentage points more than I had expected and I did say that I would eat this book", the pundit admitted on London-based SkyNews, adding, "Two percentage points make a big difference and I am a man of my word.

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