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Merkel says ready for Brexit talks, assumes UK sticking to its plan

Brexit Secretary David Davis said British Prime Minister Theresa May was not sobbing over last week's failed election gamble when he met her after the vote, Davis said on Monday. "We know when they must end". As the elections result surfaced, EU's key Brexit players offered comments on the future of talks on Britain's withdrawal from the EU.

Comey Bolsters Case for Obstruction of Justice by Trump

On Thursday, Comey also said he felt compelled to speak out-and to bring to light memos of his conversations with the president-in part because Trump claimed publicly that Russian Federation was on his mind when he fired him. He will take questions from reporters during a scheduled joint news conference this afternoon with visiting Romanian President Klaus Iohannis. Donald Trump himself even claimed on Friday that he didn't tell Comey to drop the investigation.

Terminally Ill Could Have Medical Cannabis 'Within Hours'

Health Minister Greg Hunt warned the new rules could open the floodgates to "unregulated quantities" of cannabis coming into Australia that could be diverted by criminals, and warned lives would be put at risk. Under the change, risky drugs could be allowed into the country and diverted to criminals, he said. He attacked the crossbenchers who sided with the opposition for a "reckless and irresponsible decision".

UK mulls minority govt after shock poll

BBC presenter David Dimbleby claimed last night that the United Kingdom has "reverted to a two-party system", as the two parties combined to receive a higher share of the popular vote than in any election since 1970. "Clearly if she's got a worse result than two years ago and is nearly unable to form a government, then she, I doubt, will survive in the long term as Conservative Party leader", former Conservative Treasury chief George Osborne said on ITV.

Hopes lost for crew of sunken PNG boat

PNG's Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) led the multi-national operation which included aircraft from Australia's Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) and the Defence Force. "We are in close contact with the families, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and authorities", the spokesperson said. "Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with them during this distressing time", KPMG's statement read.

Trump Lawyer to File Complaint Against James Comey for Leaking

The opposite occurred, as the firing created a political firestorm that has stalled Trump's legislative agenda and taken over Washington. As I had previously predicted, there were few surprises. The President also denied Comey's claims that he asked him to end the FBI's investigation into national security advisor Michael Flynn. During a discussion of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, Comey disclosed that then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch, an Obama administration appointee, ...

US Marshals Arrest Fmr. President Of Panama Near Home In Coral Gables

Panama President Ricardo Martinelli gestures during a news conference at the Presidential Palace in Panama City April 19, 2012. The former president, who governed Panama from 2009 to 2014, has maintained that the allegations against him are politically motivated .

Uber fires over 20 workers after internal harassment review

Attorney Eric Holder's firm Covington & Burling. The investigation is one of many now going on at Uber following a blog post by former engineering employee Susan Fowler . The terminations were announced at a company-wide meeting on Tuesday, details of which were leaked to and reported by the New York Times and Bloomberg News .

G7 talks end with gap between USA, other states

Ms. McKenna was asked about a report in the German news magazine Der Spiegel on June 9 that said Mr. Trudeau had suggested to Ms. Merkel in a telephone call that all mentions of the Paris agreement be struck from a planned G20 statement on climate change as a way to garner Mr.

Sydney Uber driver sentenced to 9 years in prison for rape

The court heard the woman had leant up against a street sign to remove her shoes and began walking along Bayswater Road. CCTV footage showed the Uber driver purchasing condoms and a bottle of water at a service station before hopping back into his auto on the night of the attack.

Qld teens overdose on cocktail of drugs

Inquiries in relation to the crash and drugs led police to a property on Daffcroft Street in Taranganba at around 2.30am. The spokeswoman said police were at the scene of the incident this morning and investigations were ongoing. Their ages ranged from 14 to 17 and the group was made up of boys and girls. "Some of them were highly aggressive and quite irritable and quite hard to control".

Trump on Comey: He's a leaker

After he was sacked, Comey said a threatening Trump tweet that hinted there were secret tapes of their conversations prompted him to ask a friend, Daniel Richman, to share the content of the memos with the New York Times . If either Trumps 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.

What's next in the legal fight over the travel ban

In addition to banning travelers from six mostly Muslim nations for 90 days, Trump's executive order called for a suspension of the nation's refugee program. Circuit Court of Appeals building in San Francisco, Calif. The 4th Circuit had ruled that the ban, which replaced an earlier 27 January one also blocked by the courts, "drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination" aimed at Muslims.

DUP surge gives it 'stronger hand in talks with Sinn Fein'

The DUP won ten seats and could give the Conservative enough numbers to make a majority Government. " Dublin , Jun 11 Irish prime minister Enda Kenny expressed concern today that a proposed alliance between Britain's ruling Conservatives and Ireland/11499" target=_blank Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) could pose a "challenge" to peace in the province.

The two women who saved Theresa May could yet be her undoing

Meanwhile 86 per cent of businesses highlighted the importance of a transitional deal with the European Union and 72 per cent said a trade deal with the European Union should be top of the Government's agenda. "Yes, of course we are going to reach out, ever since I became leader I had reached out". The Tories and the DUP are considering a "confidence and supply" arrangement which would see the Northern Irish party back the Government to get its Budget through and on confidence motions.

Theresa May and inner circle face backlash from furious Tory MPs

SCULLY: I think Theresa May's finished. Let's get on with the job'. "We need stability", she said. However, George Osborne, a former finance minister who is now editor of London's Evening Standard newspaper and a vocal critic of May, said she appeared a "dead woman walking".

US Defense Secretary Mattis praises China on North Korea

Japanese F-15s are also taking part in simulated combat with US F-18s. "What a crummy world if we all retreat inside our borders". The Foreign Ministry added that Pyongyang "outrightly rejects the sanctions racket put forth by the United States and the UN Security Council to prevent the strengthening of our nuclear deterrence".

Serbia play draw with Wales in World Cup qualifier

Wales are beaten 6-1 in their heaviest defeat for 16 years, Chris Coleman ponders his future having taken the reigns only nine months previously and their dreams of qualifying for Brazil seem dead in the water just two games into the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.

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

Kasowitz criticized Comey's testimony Thursday saying he "admitted that he unilaterally and surreptitiously made unauthorized disclosures to the press of privileged communications with the president". "I'll tell you about it over a very short period of time", the president said, and, added when pressed, "Oh, you're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer".

Iran detains 6 persons linked to Tehran terror attacks

The seven persons were affiliated to terrorist groups, the police added. They were identified as Seriyas, Fereydoun, Qayyoum, Abu Jahad, and Ramin. Iran's IRNA news agency quoted a ministry statement that provided the identities of the attackers, who, the ministry said, had fought for Daesh in the Syrian city of Raqqah and the Iraqi city of Mosul.

North Korea says missile launch a new type of 'cruise rocket'

However, the European Union on Thursday broadened its sanctions against North Korea over its work on nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. U.S. "I would not say we are comfortably ahead of the threat; I would say we are addressing the threat that we know today", Syring said. North Korea has conducted dozens of missile tests since the start of a year ago, as well as its fourth and fifth nuclear bomb tests.

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

The DUP is an ultra-right wing outfit. The DUP is a socially conservative group that opposes abortion and same-sex marriage and had links to Protestant paramilitary groups during Ireland's sectarian "Troubles". Another leading Tory Brexiteer, Michael Gove , was recalled to the cabinet. The PM also faced calls from Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson, whose influence has grown dramatically with the election of 13 Tories north of the border, to pursue a softer Brexit with ...

Sturgeon insists Scots must be offered independence as Brexit opt-out

Nationalist MPs at Westminster would also support the reversal of the two-child cap on tax credits, with Ms Sturgeon pledging: "We will campaign tirelessly against the immoral rape clause that goes with it - a policy that shames every Tory candidate who supports it".

Theresa May heads to Buckingham Palace to seek minority government

The move came after it was made clear that Mrs May has no intention of standing down as Conservative leader, despite calls from among her own MPs for her to consider her position. She now risks more opposition to her Brexit plans from inside and outside her party. "I think we need a change". Elsewhere, Jeremy Corbyn has said to Sky News that: "We are ready to do everything we can to put our programme into operation".

Schumer tells Trump to stop playing games with possibility of Comey tapes

Trump: Go ahead, Jon. The idea that the Trump administration had considered bringing Mueller back to the Federal Bureau of Investigation underscores the difficulty it had in finding a replacement for the fired Comey - as well as Mueller's sterling reputation among both Democrats and Republicans in Washington .

Man Stabbed In The Chest at Bankstown Cafe

A 35-year-old man was later arrested at a house in the same suburb and is assisting police with their inquiries. A crime scene has been established at the cafe, which will be examined by forensic specialists. "And then bang: stab, stab, stab", the witness said. Mr Stewart assisted police to identify the alleged attacker. "Everything happens in Bankstown.

Bernie Sanders Congratulates Jeremy Corbyn On UK Election Gains

This unwanted election will have done nothing to provide political stability in Northern Ireland where efforts to restore the devolved structures will be overshadowed by the DUP's new role as life support to a minority Tory government. He ruled out the potential for deals or pacts with other progressive parties in Parliament . "The arguments the Conservative Party put forward in this election have lost, and we need to change".

Champions Trophy 2017: India thrash South Africa to reach semi-final

South Africa and crunch games still can't see eye to eye. It was hardly surprising when AB de Villiers , the South Africa captain, was grilled by the media following his team's disastrous performance in the Champions Trophy . India took control of the match in the second Powerplay (between overs 11-40) in which South Africa managed only 143 runs losing six wickets in the process.

A fuel-neutral clean energy target needed in Australia - Energy review

Labor has increased the pressure on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to shut down pro-coal MPs in his party room ahead of a crucial meeting in Canberra on Tuesday in which the Finkel Review will be canvassed at length. The Climate Council chief says the report doesn't decrease emissions as far as they need to be and should do "far more on coal". However, marginally more renewable capacity was built in the CET policy scenario that led to slightly higher overall resource costs over the ...

Police officer, others injured in Munich subway shooting

German media is saying a police officer was killed after a passenger apparently snatched her gun and shot her and point-blank range in the head. Shots were fired at Unterfoehring station, in Munich , on Tuesday morning, a police spokesman confirmed.

Controversial Justice CS Karnan creates history !

On May 9, he was seen chatting with his visitors and reporters at the state guest house till a couple of hours after the top court's arrest order. The Supreme Court bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra, J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur, P C Ghose and Kurian Joseph prohibited media from publishing any orders passed by Justice Karnan .

Thousands march in support of LGBT rights at rallies across US

Deplorable Pride said it would decline being the parade at this point, and is hoping sponsors feel the same. Fifty years after the Supreme Court struck down barriers to marriages between races, interracial couples tell The Associated Press they still face discrimination.

Hundreds of thousands evacuated as cyclone hits Bangladesh

Authorities have been moving more than a million people to shelters. Two million people were evacuated before the cyclone made landfall, out of which 500,000 were moved to 3,800 cyclone shelters. Cox's Bazar district administration said some 538 shelters were ready to accommodate more than 500,000 people. The port city of Chittagong experienced the maximum gust of wind with 135 kilometers per hour when it hit the district at around 10 am.

No change to Brexit plan despite election setback, says Theresa May's spokesman

The turmoil started when May chose to hold snap elections to gain more seats for her party, which already had majority in parliament , to strengthen her position in the upcoming Brexit talks scheduled for June 19. May was advised that she would achieve a landslide victory, one that would strengthen her hand during the Brexit negotiations and potentially one that would destroy the Labour party for decades.

May apologises to own MPs for election 'mess'

The DUP position would require some form of deal with European Union and the party is unlikely to support "no deal". The Lib-Lab pact from 1977 allowed Labour prime minister James Callaghan to remain in office after a by-election defeat saw the party lose its majority.

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