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Author: 0 General Election results 2017

Mrs May's authority drained away in a night of shock that sent sterling plunging, as the world weighed the implications for Brexit negotiations, which are due to start in 10 days. The negotiations are set to begin on June 19 . Reuters reports that Gunther H. Oettinger, a European Commission budget and human resources commissioner, expressed doubt about the talks starting as planned.

Author: 0 India, Pakistan tension over Kashmir pose challenge for SCO

He was asked about the various areas of differences between the two countries including India's reservations on OBOR, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) forming part of it and Beijing's opposition to India's membership of the NSG and United Nations sanctions on Pakistan-based terrorist Masood Azhar.

World Media May to cling on to power after snap election gamble backfires
Author: 0 May to cling on to power after snap election gamble backfires

May stunned the country when she called the election in April, after repeatedly arguing that such a poll would be too disruptive following the referendum vote to leave the European Union past year. The Scottish National Party were the other big losers on the night, suffering a humbling loss of 21 seats-unthinkable after their previously unassailable position north of the border.

Author: 0 Qatar crisis: USA urges Gulf states to ease blockade imposed on Doha

The list , however, contains at least two names already designated internationally as terrorist financiers, and against whom Qatar took action, according to a previous US Department of State report. That official and others say the situation in Qatar has not affected USA military operations and security in the country . Kuwait's emir has been trying to mediate to put an end to the escalating conflict.

Author: 0 Trump says Comey testimony showed 'no obstruction'

During the hearing Comey also referenced Trump's tweet saying Comey "better hope that there are no " tapes " of our conversations" were he to give information to the press. In early March, a week after Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation probe, the Huffington Post reported on a "likely" third meeting between Sessions and Kislyak at the Mayflower Hotel near the White House .

Author: 0 Teheran attackers were Iranians who joined ISIS

Mohammad Javad Zarif in a tweet on Thursday called the comments on the attack in Tehran a day earlier "repugnant" and accused the USA of supporting terror. The comments sparked anger from Iranians on social media, who recalled the vigils in Tehran that followed the September 11 attacks. Iranian authorities have arrested 41 suspects in connection with this week's attacks in Tehran , the interior ministry said.

Author: 0 Trump '100%' willing to testify on Comey

Kasowitz said Trump "never, in form or substance" directed Comey to halt a probe into Flynn , who was being investigated for his contacts with Russian officials before Trump's January 20 inauguration. Comey testified under oath. President Donald Trump on Friday accused James Comey of lying to Congress about the contents of their private meetings in the weeks before he sacked the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief - and said he'd be willing to testify under oath about it.

World Media House Committee to James Comey: Hand Over the Memos
Author: 0 House Committee to James Comey: Hand Over the Memos

According to the ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director, Trump said "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go". Shortly after firing Comey last month, President Trump tweeted that Comey "better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" "Lordy, I hope there are tapes", he said Thursday.

World Media Brexit talks can start 'when United Kingdom is ready', says European Union chief negotiator
Author: 0 Brexit talks can start 'when United Kingdom is ready', says European Union chief negotiator

The UK must be seen to remain open for business, with a government committed to supporting enterprise. "With a weak negotiating partner, there's the danger that the negotiations will turn out badly". But they said it could force them to water down demands on immigration and stay under the European Court of Justice's jurisdiction. Earlier Juncker had told POLITICO that he believed the election outcome would complicate the Brexit talks and couldn't resist a slight jab at May and her ...

Author: 0 No Appetite to Challenge May Now, Tory Lawmakers' Spokesman Says

With 649 of 650 seats in the House of Commons declared, May's bruised Conservatives had 318 - short of the 326 they needed for an outright majority and well down from the 330 seats they had before May's roll of the electoral dice. Corbyn and Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron criticised May for not resigning after not only failing to achieve her intended large mandate but also failing to retain the number of seats the party had in the last parliament: 331.

World Media Kerry, Gore denounce Trump for exiting Paris climate accord
Author: 0 Kerry, Gore denounce Trump for exiting Paris climate accord

In 2015, Trump told radio host Hugh Hewitt that he was "not a believer in man-made global warming", but in November 2016, he told The New York Times that there was "some connectivity" between human activity and climate change . "Just because the U.S. got out of a club doesn't mean we aren't going to care about the environment ", Haley said. In a long Facebook post, DiCaprio termed the US President's action as "discouraging" and ask the world to challenge those who do not believe in ...

World Media Trump reacts to Comey testimony (on Twitter, of course)
Author: 0 Trump reacts to Comey testimony (on Twitter, of course)

Comey's detailed statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee, largely based on those memos, alleges that Trump asked him for "loyalty" in a dinner shortly after he took office . Trump has remained relatively media shy since the Justice Department tapped former FBI Director Robert Mueller to be the special counsel looking into Russia's meddling into the 2016 election and the Trump campaign's possible ties to it.

World Media British Election Ends With A Hung Parliament
Author: 0 British Election Ends With A Hung Parliament

The pound lost more than 2 cents against the dollar within seconds of the announcement. Conservatives fell 12 seats short of the 326 seats they needed for a majority , and are down from the 330 seats they had before May called for this early election .

Author: 0 U.S. urges Gulf states to ease blockade against Qatar

Riyadh, Dubai, Cairo- Saudi Arabia, Egypt , UAE and Bahrain took on Thursday strong measures against terrorist organizations and individuals supported by Qatar. The State Department had said the US learned only at the last minute about the Arab nations' plan to cut ties . The moves taken against Doha on Monday included banning Qatar Airways from airspace and closing Qatar's only land border with Saudi Arabia, moves Doha's foreign minister termed a "blockade".

Author: 0 British police name third London attacker

Italian officials seized Zaghba's cellphone and discovered some jihadi content and identified as a likely foreign fighter, Il Corriere della Sera reported, however, he was eventually released. Butt had featured in a Channel 4 documentary , The Jihadis Next Door , broadcast a year ago. At one point in the documentary Butt was seen among a group of British jihadis praying with a black Islamist flag in London's Regent's Park.

Author: 0 Comey says circumstances in firing him is confusing

Comey leaked his Trump memos . But when asked if Trump's request to drop the Flynn investigation amounted to obstruction of justice, Comey demurred, saying that such a determination would have to be made by special counsel Robert Mueller, who is now charged with leading the law enforcement investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Tillerson calls on Arab nations to ease blockade on Qatar

One US intelligence official said that while Russia has the expertise and an incentive to sow division among Arab states allied with the United States , Russian hackers were available for hire to other countries and criminal groups. "But they can be addressed immediately". Erdogan said Saudi Arabia, as the dominant Arab state in the Gulf region, should be leading efforts to unite the Arab "fraternity" there rather than dividing it.

Author: 0 Moscow: 'Zero' evidence Russian hackers involved in Qatar crisis

He also rejected "a military solution as an option" to resolving the crisis, and said Qatar could survive "forever" despite the measures taken against it. Gargash said Qatar "absolutely" should expel members of Hamas, stop its support of terror groups "with al-Qaida DNA" around the world and rein in the many media outlets it funds, chief among them the Doha-based satellite news network Al-Jazeera.

World Media Qatar FM to AP: No one has 'right to blockade my country'
Author: 0 Qatar FM to AP: No one has 'right to blockade my country'

US President Donald Trump urged Gulf unity in a call to Saudi Arabia's King Salman, US officials said on Wednesday. In the 6.00 a.m. call, he denied Qatar's emir made comments reported by the state-run news agency criticising hostility to Iran , sympathising with three Islamist groups, accusing Saudi Arabia of adopting an extremist ideology that fosters terrorism and suggesting Donald Trump may not last long as U.S.

Author: 0 Trump says Obamacare in 'death spiral,' urges Congress to act

NPR's David Schaper is in Cincinnati near the Ohio River where the president spoke earlier today, and he's with us now. Barges the president said were carrying West Virginia-produced coal were visible on the river behind him. "It's time that we finally start looking out for our interests in the United States". I can tell you, the Republican senators are trying very hard. MCEVERS: So what were the details of how this is going to be paid for? Saying that the American public deserves the best ...

Author: 0 LeBron's best not good enough in crushing loss to Warriors

While the officiating was often one-sided in the Cavaliers favour, the Warriors did get their share of beneficial questionable calls. "That's exactly what happened throughout the season", Durant said. He's on the verge of going 1-2 against the Warriors in the Finals. The referees said coach Steve Kerr received the technical in the first half, not Green.

Author: 0 Sanders 'Delighted' by Corbyn's Success in UK Election

Meanwhile, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday that the Scottish National Party will work to forge an alliance to keep May's Conservatives out of power after the inconclusive result to Britain's national election. With 649 of 650 seats declared, the Conservatives had won 318 seats and Labor 261. The Liberal Democrats , who ran on a full-throated, pro-European platform, increased their representation in Parliament by clinching new seats in the Scottish Highlands.

World Media US man charged with hate crime for killing Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla
Author: 0 US man charged with hate crime for killing Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla

The FBI is investigating the shooting as a hate crime. Purinton, a U.S. Navy veteran, is now being held in the Johnson County jail on a $2 million cash bond on murder and attempted murder charges. It alleges Purinton committed the crimes after "substantial planning and premeditation". The shooting took place in a bar in the Kansas City suburb of Olathe, Kansas.

Author: 0 Arab powers adds Qatar-linked people, groups to blacklists

Sheikh Mohammed was also dismissive of claims Qatar supports Islamist groups like the Palestinian movement Hamas , blacklisted as a terrorist group by the European Union and the United States. Qatar said it led the region in attacking what it called the roots of terrorism , giving young people hope through jobs, educating hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees and funding community programmes to challenge extremist agendas.

World Media 'The Mummy' Kicks Off a Marvel-like Universe for Comcast
Author: 0 'The Mummy' Kicks Off a Marvel-like Universe for Comcast

While Universal's new Mummy has no direct narrative connections to Fraser's Mummy series, an interesting Easter egg reference has been uncovered that suggests that both stories might actually take place in the same universe. I hate to say it, but the Dark Universe is off to a rocky start and will need to put together a much better movie than The Mummy for this franchise to take flight.

Author: 0 Defiant May vows to stay on despite election blow

It was not immediately clear what the DUP's demands might be and one DUP lawmaker suggested support might come vote by vote. It is thought Mrs May will seek some kind of informal arrangement with the DUP that could see it "lend" its support to the Tories on a vote-by-vote basis, known as confidence and supply, the BBC reports .

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