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Puerto Ricans to vote on statehood today

Sunday's referendum is the fifth one for Puerto Rico . The bubble ultimately popped and, unable to repay creditors, Puerto Rico declared bankruptcy in early May - the largest ever by a local United States government. The Puerto Rican government is wrestling with a formidable $73 billion debt and is now in the courts under a USA federal district judge trying to negotiate a form of bankruptcy process.

Powerball winner sold at California retailer

The victor has one year to claim the prize. Alberre says he and his father own the store in Sun City, originally developed as a retirement community and now part of the city of Menifee. The homes are clustered around a golf course and residents join in activities ranging from tai chi and swimming to woodworking and shuffleboard, according to the association's website.

Qatar says no expulsion of nationals from countries that cut ties

Qatar faces isolation by fellow Arab countries after Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt severed ties with Doha on Monday, accusing it of supporting Islamist militants and their adversary Iran. Iran Air spokesman Shahrokh Noushabadi told The Associated Press that a sixth planeload of vegetables will head to Qatar on Sunday. "We will continue deliveries as long as there is demand", Noushabadi added, without saying if the deliveries were commercial exports or aid.

Tapwrit wins Belmont Stakes by 2 lengths for Pletcher

Tapwrit (2) with jockey Jose Ortiz is ahead of Irish War Cry (7) with jockey Rajiv Maragh approaching the finish of the 2017 Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on Sunday, June 10. Irish War Cry made the lead, set some energy conserving fractions, which basically took the late-running closers out of the race. "The horse was close to being able to compete but we ran out of time", trainer Kiyoshi Hagiwara said through a translator.

King, Blum and Grassley react to former FBI director's testimony

The former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief also said the president asked him to drop the "Russia-Gate" probe into former national security adviser Mike Flynn , but Mr Kasowitz said he "never, in form or substance, directed or suggested Mr Comey stop investigating anyone".

Monsoon making steady advance, expect a good week ahead:IMD

Less than 24 hours after Mumbai received showers for a few hours, the regional meteorological centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rain in the next two days. The IMD last week upgraded its initial monsoon forecast from 96 per cent of the Long Period Average (LPA) to 98 per cent, which comes in the range of "normal" rainfall.

May determined to form new government despite election shock

The Labor Party increased its representation from 232 to 261. There are 650 seats in the United Kingdom parliament, and to govern with a full majority, a party needs to win 326 seats. Being the first party in the House, she doubtless has the constitutional right to try to form a government. Theresa May , British prime minister and Conservative Party leader, delivers a statement in London today after Conservatives lost their majority in a snap general election.

Qatar blockade: Gulf states silent on Tillerson plea to ease measures

Rights group Amnesty International says thousands of Gulf residents are now caught up in the dispute. New Delhi asked its citizens in Qatar and other Gulf countries to keep in touch with embassies and consulates of India for assistance in case of any eventuality.

UK's May secures deal to prop up government, loses key aides

Most of May's cabinet members have kept quiet on the issue of her future, adding to speculation that her days as prime minister are numbered. British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks watched by her husband Philip in 10 Downing street, London, as she addresses the press Friday, June 9, 2017 following an audience with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace w.

Iran has sent five planes of food to Qatar, airline says

The escalating crisis in the Persian Gulf erupted Monday, when Saudi Arabia , the UAE , Egypt and Bahrain cut ties to Qatar, accusing the country of tolerating or even encouraging support for extremist groups, including al-Qaida's Syria branch.

Fears rise for Spaniard missing after London Bridge attack

London's police chief has said the attackers have been identified, but the names haven't been released. Security agencies on Tuesday conducted a search of a hotel in Jhelum owned by family members of Pakistani-born London attacker, Khuram Shazad Butt , sources told DawnNews .

Qatar says it will not 'surrender' in Gulf row

Qatar's foreign minister says that sanctions imposed upon his country violate worldwide law, calling the moves by Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations an "unjust siege". Its emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah held talks on Wednesday with Qatari counterpart Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, following talks with senior UAE officials and Saudi King Salman.

DUP backs deal to support Tory government

May's aides, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill , announced on Saturday that they had quit following sustained criticism of the campaign within the party. She ignored younger people, who preferred to stay in the European Union a year ago and who now prefer the Labour Party to the Tories by a huge margin — 63 per cent to 27 per cent.

British police name third London Bridge attacker

All three were shot and killed Saturday night as they rampaged through central London on the London Bridge and into Borough Market . Recently identified London attacker Youssef Zaghba was stopped at an Italian airport in 2016 trying to travel to Syria , multiple British media outlets report.

President Trump deflects questions about possible tapes of James Comey meeting

Ousted FBI Director James Comey provided a lot of answers during his public testimony before a Senate committee, but he left one substantial question unanswered: How did the FBI know Attorney General Jeff Sessions was going to step aside from the investigation into the Trump campaign's Russian Federation ties? Up until then, Mr Comey said he and senior leaders in the FBI had made a decision to "keep.in a box" everything they had learned about the president's inappropriate ...

UK leader May strikes tentative deal with N. Ireland party

In 2008, DUP MP Iris Robinson, the wife of then party leader and First Minister Peter Robinson, described homosexuality as an "abomination" that made her feel "sick" and "nauseous". The Conservatives are now in discussions about a possible "supply and confidence" deal with the Democratic Unionist Party. That means the DUP will back the government on key votes, but it's not a coalition government or a broader pact.

Former FBI director Comey says White House spread 'lies' after his ouster

Speaking at a highly anticipated hearing on Capitol Hill, ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director James B. Comey told lawmakers Thursday that the Trump administration had spread "lies, plain and simple" and "defamed" him and the agency after his firing last month.

Sara Zelenak's family 'deeply saddened by loss of handsome daughter and sister'

The London attackers set upon a man in the street. "Sara Zelenak is confirmed dead, they found her body & has DNA tests confirmed". Two Australians were confirmed among the dead by the country's minister for foreign affairs, Julie Bishop.

Qatar group to seek blockade damages from Gulf states

Kuwait says Qatar is "willing to hold a dialogue" with Arab nations that have cut diplomatic ties. Saudi Arabia and Bahrain may loosen curbs on humanitarian cases of Qatari families with marital ties to both countries. "Qatar is confident that the review and analysis will confirm that Qatar has significant measures in place to prevent and detect efforts to launder funds and/or to use its financial systems to finance terrorist organizations", he said.

Qatar crisis: Germany seeks to bridge rift with Arab states

The Trump administration is offering to mediate a percolating crisis in the Middle East that has seen several key Arab nations break relations with Qatar , a top USA military ally that has played a central role in American counter-terrorism operations, according to multiple US officials who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon about the situation.

New UK election only alternative to deal with DUP: senior Conservative lawmaker

However, they're likely to find it hard to enter into coalition with a smaller party like the Liberal Democrats, who are fundamentally opposed to Brexit. The "right leader of the Conservative Party", he claimed, could appeal to German and French presidents for a deal to keep us "within the European family" while addressing immigration concerns.

Terrible night for SNP as Alex Salmond and Angus Robertson lose seats

Deputy First Minister John Swinney has already said plans for a second referendum were a "significant motivator" which lost the SNP support, adding the party would "have to be attentive to that" - indicating perhaps the nationalists might have to draw back from the proposals.

Qatar crisis issue may turn to global problem: Turkish PM Binali Yildirim

A Qatari rights group says it will take legal action against Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain after receiving hundreds of complaints by citizens affected by a blockade imposed by the three Arab states on the country.

Bernie Sanders Rallies Left At "Peoples Summit' To Confront Trump - And Democrats"

Speaking Saturday at The People's Summit in the major Midwestern US city, the American lawmaker and former Democratic presidential candidate further emphasized that Labour supporters were successful "not by moving to the right, not by becoming more conciliatory - they won those seats by standing up to the ruling class".

Trump accuses ex-FBI director Comey of cowardice over 'leaks'

Mr Trump tweeted: "I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible". President Trump and his allies lashed out at former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey after his congressional testimony on June 9, while some Republican lawmakers had a more measured defense of the president.

Police make new arrests after London and Manchester terror attacks

The third suspect, 29, was apprehended at a home in the same area of the British capital. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack in which police have now confirmed that eight people were killed. Police said the body had not been formally identified but that they have been searching for Xavier Thomas, 45, a French national who has been missing since the night of the attack.

Labour election result not good enough, Chris Leslie says

Downing Street said that the deal was one of "confidence and supply", meaning the DUP would support the government on key votes with either yea votes or abstention. DUP Leader Arlene Foster recently denied the party was homophobic. Several hundred people - many of them Labour voters - protested in central London against the alliance, with chants of "racist, sexist, anti-gay, the DUP has got to go ".

Donald Trump Jr goes on Twitter frenzy supporting his father

TRUMP: I didn't say that . Trump also said he would be willing to speak to Robert Mueller, special counsel appointed by the Justice Department to investigate allegations that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

Macron party set for big win in France

French voters are choosing lawmakers in the lower house of parliament in a. Turnout was markedly down, reflecting a sense of resignation among Macron s opponents faced with polls showing the 39-year-old set to sweep the board, buoyed by a deep desire for political renewal.

Tories and DUP continue talks after no final deal agreed

Speaking to Sky News, Foster said her party had "very good" negotiations with the Conservatives and said the DUP would seek to "bring stability to the nation". Democratic Unionist Party deputy leader Nigel Dodds, at right, and leader Arlene Foster, celebrate Dodds winning his Belfast North seat. On Friday, May declared her intention to lead a government with the support of the Northern Ireland MPs of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) - describing the tie-up as a government of "certainty".

Confusion as Downing St says no deal has been reached with DUP

The Conservatives now plan to reach a so-called confidence and supply agreement with the DUP , which would involve it supporting a Conservative minority government on key votes in parliament but not forming a formal coalition. "We can confirm that the Democratic Unionist Party have agreed to the principles of an outline agreement to support the Conservative government", a spokesman for May said.

Comey should get his story straight on Clinton, Trump

If either Trump's testimony or memos written by Comey about his conversations with the president turn out to be untrue, either man could be charged with lying to federal investigators. "No collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker", Trump told reporters in the White House rose garden Friday. When the door by the grandfather clock closed, and we were alone, the President began by saying, "I want to talk about Mike Flynn ".

DUP will support Conservatives on 'big issues' - Michael Fallon

The spokesman indicated this would not be a formal coalition but a minority government with looser DUP support on a "confidence and supply basis". She also reiterated that she would seek a reciprocal agreement early in the talks on rights of European Union and British citizens, Downing Street said.

Seven arrested in Iran accused of supporting Tehran attacks

Wednesday's attacks on Tehran's parliament complex and the shrine of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini , which also wounded more than 50 people, were the first claimed by IS in Iran . "Condolence messages poured in after the dual attacks from many countries, including Germany, France, Lebanon, Italy, Turkey, Pakistan, India, China and Syria".

Erdogan vows to stand by 'Qatari brothers' amid crisis

In a joint news conference with Bahrain's Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Cavusoglu said Turkey would continue its efforts to resolve the dispute through dialogue. "The blockade is hindering USA military actions in the region and the campaign against ISIS", Tillerson said, though he declined to say how, even as he contradicted the Pentagon.

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