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Sessions' plans to testify surprised Senate intelligence panel members

Sessions' plans to testify surprised Senate intelligence panel members The American Civil Liberties Union said in a statement yesterday: "There is absolutely no reason why the hearing room doors should be shut, cameras turned off, and all American citizens left in the dark when Sessions testifies ". "How does that fit in with his recusal?" "No more game playing", Schumer said. He warned Mr. Trump that he might be, "his own worst enemy". Mr. [Full Article...]

Israel plans most settlement units since 1992 - minister

Last week, an Israeli panel served up plans for building a total of 3,178 units located in a number of settlements across the occupied West Bank. Praising Netanyahu's government for its aggressive stance on expanding Jewish settlements in the West Bank, the defence minister said " the numbers for the first half of 2017 are the highest since 1992 ". [Full Article...]

Terry Butcher calls for Jack Butland to replace Joe Hart for England

Terry Butcher calls for Jack Butland to replace Joe Hart for England If you're getting across and getting a hand to it, they still might go in. England's national team, despite the presence of first-class players in their ranks, which appear in perhaps the most interesting league in Europe, very rarely justified the hopes placed on them. [Full Article...]

Puerto Rico Votes In Favor Of Becoming A State

Ricardo Rossello declared, after the island voted to become the 51st USA state in a non-binding referendum. And three Puerto Rican political parties that favor other options than statehood boycotted the vote, which took place amid an economic crisis that has triggered an exodus of islanders to the US mainland. [Full Article...]

Theresa May unveils new Cabinet, appoints Damian Green as 'deputy'

May had already confirmed that chancellor Philip Hammond , home secretary Amber Rudd, foreign secretary Boris Johnson , defence secretary Michael Fallon and Brexit secretary David Davis all retain their roles. Get a grip, everyone". Andrea Leadsom, who was appointed environment secretary on 14 July 2016 , has now been appointed as leader of the House of Commons. [Full Article...]

British PM Theresa May says she has no intention of resigning

British PM Theresa May says she has no intention of resigning Prime Minister Theresa May has said the Conservative Party is set to form a new government with the support of the DUP . "The sort of government she forms will have profound implications for the Brexit negotiations and the future of the country, especially if it means she is taking sides in the peace process in Northern Ireland ". [Full Article...]

Hung parliament would be a blow to Brexit negotiations

Conservative Remainers could force May out and insist on a much more diplomatic position towards the EU. European Council president Donald Tusk has congratulated Theresa May - after earlier warning Britain about failing to start official Brexit talks on time. [Full Article...]

Qatar Airways profits hit $540 million before Gulf crisis

Qatar Airways profits hit $540 million before Gulf crisis Qatar's ambassador in Washington Meshal bin Hamad Al Thani has said that while the country has ties with Iran and shares with it a vast underwater natural gas field its stance is similar to that of other Gulf Arab states. U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has suggested Tillerson, who as Exxon Mobil's CEO had business with Qatar, as a possible mediator for the dispute. [Full Article...]

UK prime minister makes Cabinet appointments

UK prime minister makes Cabinet appointments The Conservatives lost their House of Commons majority in Thursday's election and will not be able to govern without support from the DUP's 10 members of parliament . However many Tories are adamant that she can not lead them into another general election after her disastrous showing last week at the ballot box. "Theresa May is a dead woman walking". [Full Article...]

British PM Theresa May reaches 'outline' power deal after election fiasco

British PM Theresa May reaches 'outline' power deal after election fiasco May's weakened position in the party rules out big changes to the Cabinet lineup. " Theresa May is a dead woman walking, it just remains to be seen how long she remains on death row", George Osborne, the former United Kingdom chancellor who was sacked by May previous year, told the BBC's Andrew Marr on Sunday . [Full Article...]

US helps fight militants in Philippines

US helps fight militants in Philippines President Donald Trump, on the other hand, has refrained from criticizing Duterte and even invited him to the White House when the two leaders spoke by phone in April. Moreover, the leader is known for his constant criticism about the U.S. government for meddling into the internal affairs of Philippines. In a press briefing, Lt. [Full Article...]

Mattis praises and criticizes Beijing on North Korea and South China Sea

The penalties come as the Trump administration seeks to block North Korea's ability to build a nuclear weapon small enough to put atop a missile, and a ballistic missile powerful enough to deliver it to US shores. China and Japan both claim islands in the East China Sea. "Our two countries can and do cooperate for mutual benefit". He was, however, unrelentingly critical of North Korea, a poli... [Full Article...]

DUP leader Arlene Foster to hold talks at No10 with Theresa May

DUP leader Arlene Foster to hold talks at No10 with Theresa May Theresa May could continue to lead a minority government or she can get a small majority with the help of the DUP . May's weakened position in the party rules out big changes to the Cabinet lineup. May called the general election three years earlier than required by law, with the aim of sweeping an even greater majority for her party before Brexit talks in just eight days to take the country... [Full Article...]

Tottering Theresa May names new UK Cabinet as critics circle

Tottering Theresa May names new UK Cabinet as critics circle Since winning the Labour leadership in 2015, few commentators gave him much chance of doing well nationally — he was seen by many as too left-wing, too much of a pacifist, and tarnished by prior associations with the radical group Hamas and the IRA. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom leader May seen fighting for survival after election failure

Office worker Christina Kelly, 38, described the result as "not exactly an ideal situation" but said it would likely focus more attention on Northern Ireland and particularly how Brexit would affect the region. "We have made good progress but the discussions continue", DUP leader Arlene Foster said. Downing Street says it hopes to finalize the deal next week, after Parliament resumes sitti... [Full Article...]

'Dead woman walking': UK's Theresa May clings to power

Mrs May's only hope of forming a government is to win the support of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which won 10 seats. Meanwhile the supposed loser, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn , savored a surprisingly strong result and basked in the adulation of an energized, youthful base. [Full Article...]

'Dead Woman Walking': Amid Election Fallout, Theresa May Stands On Shaky Ground

He said a new election might be necessary later this year or early in 2018. Braintree MP James Cleverly felt it was necessary to have an agreement with the DUP to give Mrs May a majority backing from the House of Commons in her Brexit negotiations. [Full Article...]

British General Election: Theresa May's gamble that didn't pay off

Analysts say May's electoral debacle could reopen what had seemed largely a closed debate - both with pro-EU members of Parliament trying to take advantage of the prime minister's weakness and Euro-skeptic government ministers threatening her if she dares water down a Brexit deal. [Full Article...]

Doubts over Theresa May's grip on power as DUP deal talks continue

Doubts over Theresa May's grip on power as DUP deal talks continue A buoyant Jeremy Corbyn , however, said in an interview with the Sunday Mirror: "I can still be Prime Minister". It said the campaign failed to get "Theresa's positive plan for the future across" or "notice the surge in Labour support, because modern campaigning techniques require ever-narrower targeting of specific voters, and we were not talking to the people who made a decision to vote for... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom prime minister makes Cabinet appointments

That was also the broadly desired outcome in Brussels, where leaders believed that a stronger Prime Minister, and Conservative Party , would be better able to negotiate deals with the European Union and resist pressure from "hardline pro-Brexit factions in her party to walk out without a deal", said Reuters . [Full Article...]


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