• Jeff Sessions Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee
Jeff Sessions Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee

Sessions maintained that he had not been briefed on the Russian Federation investigation between the time of his February swearing-in and his March 2 recusal. At one point, Sen. New Mexico Sen. Martin Heinrich accused Sessions of "impeding" the Senate Committee's probe into Trump's possible Russian Federation connections, and appeared to t...

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  • Netanyahu: No interest in escalation over Gaza power spat
Netanyahu: No interest in escalation over Gaza power spat

The cabinet's decision is expected to reduce the hours of power supply in Gaza from six hours a day to four or two hours a day, according to Israeli media reports. "Hamas is demanding that the PA (Palestinian Authority) pay for the electricity, and the Palestinian Authority is refusing to pay". Ostensibly, in light of Hamas' troubles, a decisio...

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  • British leader reaches tentative deal to shore up rule
British leader reaches tentative deal to shore up rule

Anand Menon, professor of politics at King's College London , said her lack of a parliamentary majority made it far more likely that Britain would leave the European Union without a deal. It said Britain was "effectively leaderless" and the "country all but ungovernable". The arrangement with the DUP will make governing easier, but it makes so...

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  • Alex Salmond praises Gordon constituency after General Election loss to Tories
Alex Salmond praises Gordon constituency after General Election loss to Tories

The SNP have lost very fine parliamentarians this evening and that is a grievous blow to the SNP . The Conservatives were widely expected to win their top target seat of Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk in the Borders from the SNP , with some party figures in Scotland's most marginal constituency suggesting it could be by a 5,000-vote maj...

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  • Qatar Petroleum says production not impacted by Gulf crisis
Qatar Petroleum says production not impacted by Gulf crisis

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates , Egypt and other nations in the region moved to cut off diplomatic ties with Qatar this week. Barcelona have been sponsored by Qatar Airways for the past four seasons, but they have agreed a new four-year deal with Japanese online retailer Rakuten from the start of the 2017-18 campaign.

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  • Iran arrests 7 suspects for supporting Tehran attacks
Iran arrests 7 suspects for supporting Tehran attacks

The four-minute video shows three masked men sitting on a floor holding automatic rifles. Ali Larijani, the speaker of Iran's parliament, also spoke out ahead of the funerals. Pope Francis "laments this senseless and grave act of violence", and "assures the people of Iran of his prayers for peace", the message read. On Thursday, authorities sai...

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  • Comey testimony watched by an estimated 19.5 million viewers
Comey testimony watched by an estimated 19.5 million viewers

Comey alleges Trump repeatedly pressed him for his "loyalty" and directly pushed him to "lift the cloud" of investigation by declaring publicly the president was not the target of the probe into his campaign's Russian Federation ties. Nielsen did tally ABC, CBS, NBC, Telemundo, Univision, CNN, Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel, HLN and MSNBC. ...

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  • Taliban claims responsibility for Afghan soldier killing 2 US soldiers
Taliban claims responsibility for Afghan soldier killing 2 US soldiers

The bomb blast was one of the worst such attacks in the country since the arrival of American troops in 2001. "Today at around noon an Afghan commando opened fire on USA troops in Achin district, killing two American soldiers". A fourth soldier was wounded and is being treated for injuries. The so-called "green-on-blue" attack on Saturday is th...

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  • Police arrest 2 more suspects over bridge attack
Police arrest 2 more suspects over bridge attack

Commander Dean Haydon, head of the Metropolitan Police's counterterrorism unit, said early Saturday that authorities want to know more about the unusual knives. There were blow torches for lighting these "Molotov cocktails". On June 3, the van crossed London Bridge heading south. She said that includes "whether you see something suspicious, y...

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  • Ireland elects openly gay prime minister
Ireland elects openly gay prime minister

Varadkar succeeds Enda Kenny , who was party leader for 15 years and who will stand down as prime minister when parliament is expected to ratify Varadkar. He announced his candidacy after Prime Minister Enda Kenny announced his resignation, a title referred to as Taoiseach in Ireland. Leo Varadkar will be the new prime minister, or taoiseac...

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  • Trump disputes former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Comey's claims
Trump disputes former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Comey's claims

Still, Trump said in the speech that the memorial is a reminder of "what forever endures", including "the commitments that bind us together as one". Just an hour or two earlier, Tillerson had called on Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt , and Bahrain "to ease the blockade", which he said had "humanitarian consequences" and was "hindering" military o...

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  • France's Macron unveils 'Make our planet great again' website
France's Macron unveils 'Make our planet great again' website

French President Emmanuel Macron has sent a congratulatory letter to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on 28 May - Republic Day, News.az reported citing APA. He said France was the place to "work together on concrete solutions for our climate, our environment". Macron just launched a website aimed at getting people who are committed to...

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  • Trump Breaks Silence On Comey: 'WOW, Comey Is A Leaker!'
Trump Breaks Silence On Comey: 'WOW, Comey Is A Leaker!'

President Donald Trump on Friday claimed "total and complete vindication" after ousted FBI Director James Comey said he was not personally under investigation in a probe into Russian interference in last year's USA election. Trump tweeted Friday morning . He asserted that nothing in Mr Comey's testimony to the Senate pointed to collus...

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  • Afghanistan blast: Seven killed, 15 injured in explosion outside mosque in Herat
Afghanistan blast: Seven killed, 15 injured in explosion outside mosque in Herat

Meanwhile, Ambassador Cornelius Zimmerman, NATO's senior civilian representative in Afghanistan , expressed his full support for the peace process. One of the most bloody weeks in Kabul for months began with the devastating truck bomb attack in the city's diplomatic zone on May 31, killing more than 80 people and wounded at least 460.

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  • Paris hammer attacker 'showed no sign of radicalisation'
Paris hammer attacker 'showed no sign of radicalisation'

The 40-year-old man, who was shot and wounded by police after lunging at the officer, had shouted that he was "a soldier of the caliphate" during the attack on Tuesday and that he was acting in revenge "for Syria". It will include some 20 people representing the various security services and operate 24/7. Government spokesman Castaner said that I...

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  • Critics say Trump tweets may undercut legal case
Critics say Trump tweets may undercut legal case

President Donald Trump on Monday derided the revised travel ban as a "watered down" version of the first and criticized his own Justice Department's handling of the case - potentially hurting the administration's defense of the ban as the legal battle over it reaches a critical new stage.

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  • Apple's Tim Cook insists it helps the police on terror
Apple's Tim Cook insists it helps the police on terror

On Thursday, President Trump announced that the United States would pull out of the Paris Agreement , a treaty created to prevent global temperatures from rising by more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. "I'm doing the latter". At the event, Apple unveiled a new high-end home speaker, new operating systems for Mac , Apple Wa...

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  • SDF Begins Raqqa Offensive, Progress Continues in Mosul
SDF Begins Raqqa Offensive, Progress Continues in Mosul

Islamic State fighters are also under pressure across the border in Iraq, where USA -backed forces are locked in a grinding battle to retake the last neighborhoods held by the extremist group in the sprawling city of Mosul. Thousands have managed to flee to areas held by the SDF. A US-led coalition air strike killed 21 civilians on Monday as the...

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  • Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn in TV showdown
Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn in TV showdown

Mrs May was confronted by voters on issues of trust and cuts to welfare under the Conservatives, while Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was pressed over his refusal to say if he would use the UK's nuclear weapons, even in retaliation to an attack.

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  • Ananya Vinay, California 6th Grader, Wins Scripps National Spelling Bee
Ananya Vinay, California 6th Grader, Wins Scripps National Spelling Bee

The winning word was " marocain ", which is a dress fabric that is made with a warp of silk or rayon and a filling of other yarns. Vinay said she has two plans for her prize money: sharing it with her younger brother and putting it into her college account.

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