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Three US soldiers killed in Afghanistan; a fourth soldier wounded

U.S. Special Operations forces had been working alongside Afghan commandos to conduct counter-Islamic State operations in the mountains of Achin. A Taliban spokesman sent a text message to journalists Saturday claiming the alleged assailant was an "infiltrator" of the Afghan army. [Full Article...]

European Union ready for Brexit negotiations, says Merkel

European Union ready for Brexit negotiations, says Merkel German Commissioner G√ľnther Oettinger, who is known for often going beyond the Commission's official line in his statements, said in an interview that a weak British negotiating partner would further complicate talks on the country's exit from the EU. [Full Article...]

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

Theresa May leaves the Conservative Party campaign headquarters on June 9. But EU officials question how any British government could persuade voters to accept a Norway-style package and so would be wary of starting down the path of negotiating it for fear of ending up without a deal that both sides could ratify in 2019. [Full Article...]

DUP agrees principles to 'confidence and supply' deal with Tories

DUP agrees principles to 'confidence and supply' deal with Tories Instead, Ms. May is asking for some version of a " confidence and supply " agreement, where the DUP agrees to support the government on finance and a few other Key votes. The resignations came as May worked to fill jobs in her minority government. May confirmed Friday that senior ministers would remain in their posts, despite rumours that she had been ready to sack finance minister Philip Hammond ... [Full Article...]

United Nations slaps sanctions on NKorean officials

Among the four entities listed in the resolution are Kangbong Trading Corp., Korea Kumsan Trading Corp., Koryo Bank and the Strategic Rocket Force of the Korean People's Army. The 15-member council voted unanimously to back the sanctions after weeks of negotiations between the U.S. and China. The new resolution came six months after the previous resolution was adopted in November to punish the Nor... [Full Article...]

Britain's May seeks deal with N.Ireland party to cling to power

Although she had apologised to all MPs who lost their seats, May, speaking on the doorstep of her official Downing Street residence, on Friday said government would provide certainty and lead the United Kingdom in talks with the European Union to secure a successful Brexit deal. [Full Article...]

Qatar Petroleum says production not impacted by Gulf crisis

Qatar has denounced the allegations against it, and Al-Thani during his meeting with Lavrov called the measures against the country "illegal". Arab states that have laid virtual siege on Qatar praised U.S. "With over 8 million Indian expatriates living and working in these countries, we have vital stakes in the regional peace and stability", the ministry said in a release. [Full Article...]

French president says 8th death confirmed after London attacks

Limehouse is around 2.5 miles east of London Bridge. A British citizen, Butt was born in Pakistan and lived in Barking, east London , along with Moroccan-Libyan Rachid Redouane , the second terrorist responsible for the attacks . The suspect was not identified or charged. All others who had been arrested have been released without facing charges. London officials said a large part of ... [Full Article...]

Russia says US-led coalition colludes with IS in Syria

Russia says US-led coalition colludes with IS in Syria India and Pakistan began accession to a regional security group led by China and Russia on Friday after two days of summits that Russian President Vladimir Putin held up as evidence Moscow is not isolated in the world. Experts said despite Modi-Xi meet, it doesn't look very optimistic in hoping that disagreements between the two countries will be resolved in New Delhi's favor especially ov... [Full Article...]

Breaking Twitter Silence, Trump Sees Lies, Vindication in 'Leaker' Comey's Testimony

In nearly three hours of sworn testimony , Comey also said he orchestrated a leak to a New York Times reporter of a memo describing his conversations with Trump in the hope that it would prompt the appointment of a special counsel. [Full Article...]

Explosion near Afghanistan mosque kills at least 7 people

No group has claimed the attacks, but the government has blamed the Taliban-allied Haqqani Network for Wednesday's bombing . Afghan president Ashraf Ghani (C) attends a peace and security cooperation conference in Kabul , Afghanistan June 6, 2017. [Full Article...]

Trump talks infrastructure initiative on Kentucky border

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the Obamacare healthcare system is in a "death spiral" and must be reformed soon, a day after insurer Anthem Inc announced it would withdraw from the OH healthcare insurance exchange next year. [Full Article...]

Former US attorney Preet Bharara: 'There's absolutely evidence' that Trump obstructed justice

Former US attorney Preet Bharara: 'There's absolutely evidence' that Trump obstructed justice In an interview on ABC News' "This Week," Bharara said Trump called him during the presidential transition "just to shoot the breeze", and described the calls as "a little bit uncomfortable" considering the USA attorney's mandate to remain impartial toward subjects within his jurisdiction, which included Trump. [Full Article...]

Pelosi: Comey's disclosures on Loretta Lynch 'not such a big deal'

James Comey's communications with President Trump may have been the focus of the Thursday Senate hearing, but the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director also talked at length about another interesting exchange he had. Lynch's pressure. Explaining his decision to go public, Comey said that it felt "silly" to not bring up the conclusion for the Clinton email investigation in front of t... [Full Article...]

British Prime Minister Theresa May Loses Majority After Snap Election

British Prime Minister Theresa May Loses Majority After Snap Election It won 10 seats in Westminster - just enough to push the Conservatives over the line. And now we're going to head to the United Kingdom where the political landscape has proven to be as riveting and unpredictable as in the U.S. Mrs May's position as Prime Minister is under threat this morning with Tory MP and former minister Anna Soubry saying she should consider her position and widespread ... [Full Article...]

DUP to support minority government after deal reached

DUP to support minority government after deal reached A Number 10 spokesman said: 'We can confirm that the Democratic Unionist Party have agreed to the principles of an outline agreement to support the Conservative Government on a confidence and supply basis when Parliament returns next week. The DUP was founded in the 1970s by the late firebrand preacher Ian Paisley, and in the 1980s was a key player in the "Save Ulster from Sodomy" campaign, which ... [Full Article...]

Congress criticises Shivraj Chouhan's inability to control farmers' protest

Congress criticises Shivraj Chouhan's inability to control farmers' protest An organisation of farmers had yesterday said that they will continue the agitation till their demands, including loan waiver and better price of their produce, are met . Mandsaur , the epicentre of the farmers' agitation in Madhya Pradesh , remained peaceful today with authorities relaxing curfew for 12 hours from 8 am to 8 pm. [Full Article...]

France confirms death of second citizen in London Bridge attack

Seven people were killed and almost 50 others were wounded in the Saturday night rampage. The death toll from the London Bridge terror attack has risen to eight after police searching for French national recovered a body from the Thames near Limehouse. [Full Article...]

House Democrats Warn Trump on Blocking Comey's Testimony

Spectators at the Senate hearing will probably be treated to a gossipy inside look at the quirky interactions between these two unpredictable men. Comey is likely to testify about the FBI's investigation into possible connections between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign and whether Trump tried to interfere with the probe. [Full Article...]

Sen. McCain: Diamondbacks to blame for confusing questions to Comey

Sen. McCain: Diamondbacks to blame for confusing questions to Comey McCain, who can alternate between gruff and self-deprecating, afterward made light of the mess. "I don't quite understand how you could be done with that but not done with the whole investigation to affect the outcome of our election". The 80-year-old Arizona Republican jokes that maybe he shouldn't stay up late watching the Arizona Diamondbacks and says he missed an opportunity in Thursday's ... [Full Article...]


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