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Finland government poised to collapse after ousting populists

Finland government poised to collapse after ousting populists The next step is for Prime Minister Sipilä to ask President Sauli Niinistö for the government's resignation, which will occur on Tuesday. Sipila told a press conference in Helsinki that the Centre Party and National Coalition Party could not be assured of cooperation with the Finns Party on future issues . [Full Article...]

Iran urges Arab nations to end Qatar crisis

Most of Qatar's gas exports go to Asia via sea - 72 percent according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Saudi Arabia also said that Qataris who wanted to perform Islamic pilgrimages were also exempt from the measures and would be allowed into the Kingdom as normal. [Full Article...]

Sen. Angus King: Sessions Should Testify Before Senate Intel Panel In Public

But behind the scenes, there was significant pushback from Democrats - including Senate Intelligence Committee vice chairman Mark Warner - who raised objections with Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr that Sessions may be trying to skirt public scrutiny. [Full Article...]

Britain's May apologises to own MPs for election 'mess'

Britain's May apologises to own MPs for election 'mess' But it was also one they wished she had deployed more during the seven-week election campaign, when her double-digit lead in the polls collapsed as she was widely mocked as a "Maybot" for sticking doggedly to an agreed script. May has a busy schedule on Tuesday, hosting a cabinet meeting and talks with the DUP leader before travelling to Paris to meet French President Emmanuel Macron . [Full Article...]

Oil edges up on Saudi pledge to make real supply cuts

Brent crude futures were at $48.42 a barrel at 12.44am GMT, up 13c, or 0.3%, from their last close. Crude prices pointed higher at the Asia open on Tuesday with data on major global inventories ahead this week in a market looking for signs that demand is bringing down swollen stocks. [Full Article...]

Trump to Take Questions at News Conference One Day After Comey Testimony

In the highly anticipated hearing, Mr Comey delivered a scathing indictment of Mr Trump , accusing him of trying to block a probe into ties between former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russian Federation, and saying the White House defamed him and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in explaining his dismissal by Mr Trump last month. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia and allies hail Trump warning to Qatar

Saudi Arabia and allies hail Trump warning to Qatar Gulf Arab nations, with the exception of Kuwait and Oman, acted because of Qatar's longtime support for militant Islamist groups such as Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood , as well as the nation's ties with regional rival Iran . "The leaders agreed the decision came after Qatar insisted on taking a path that is harmful to Arab states and after attempts to prevent it from supporting terrorist grou... [Full Article...]

Brexit talks may not start on time

The Secretary of State said the government remained "four square" behind the Good Friday accord. A stream of Conservative lawmakers walked into 10 Downing St. In just a week's time , talks begin with the European Union over the terms of Britain's exit from the EU. There were warnings she would have to soften her stance on Brexit , as the DUP have been adamant that they can not afford to le... [Full Article...]

Madhya Pradesh farmers' protest: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan ends peace fast

Madhya Pradesh farmers' protest: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan ends peace fast The Chief Minister had appealed to farmers to discuss their problems with him. Earlier, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, "This fast is nothing but a pretence... "Their parents came to meet me and despite such grief befalling upon them, asked me to put an end to the issue". His starving makes no sense as he himself could not resist hunger and self-declared fast is called by saying,... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump invited to testify over James Comey, Russian meddling

Donald Trump invited to testify over James Comey, Russian meddling Throwing Trump's own words at him, Comey accused the President of firing him not to lift the "poor morale" at an " FBI in turmoil" due to his "mishandling" of Hillary Clinton's email scandal, but because of that "Russia thing on his mind". [Full Article...]

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan ends 'peace fast' after 28 hours

He will also run his government from the venue, an official said. "All problems can be resolved peacefully", he said. "Farmers should be educated about agriculture, means and methods", Singh said. The Chief Minister had earlier said he lived for the state's people and the farmers and would also die for them. Reiterating his commitment to farmers, the chief minister announced that a land-use ad... [Full Article...]

Brazilian electoral court rules against striping Michael Temer off his presidency

Five of the seven judges on Brazil's Superior Electoral Tribunal, or TSE, have voted, with three voting to leave Mr. Temer in office and two voting to annul the result of the election. Temer was clearly invigorated, greeting the TSE victory as "a sign that the national institutions continue to guarantee the smooth functioning of Brazilian democracy", his spokesman said. [Full Article...]

Maha Govt. announces complete loan waiver to farmers

Maha Govt. announces complete loan waiver to farmers Another farmer leader, Raghunathdada Patil, said the minister had assured them that "all loans" of farmers will be waived. The conditions and details of the farm loan waiver will be finalised by a joint committee comprising government officials and farmers, he added. [Full Article...]

Warner: 'Unthinkable' if Trump pressured Comey to end FBI's investigation

But asked directly whether Trump would invoke executive privilege to block Comey from speaking, she said: " The president will make that decision ". But legal experts have said that Mr. Trump has a weak case to invoke executive privilege because he has publicly addressed his conversations with Mr. [Full Article...]

Trump's environment official skipping much of G7 summit

Trump's environment official skipping much of G7 summit Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt was among the loudest critics of the Paris deal in the Trump administration. Washington did sign on to the environment communiqué adopted in Bologna, but with a conspicuous footnote underscoring its opposition the document's 18-point section on climate change . [Full Article...]

'When UK ready', Brexit talks should start: EU's Michel Barnier

She went on: "In the days and weeks ahead, it is that Union that will be to the forefront of our minds". May had an audience with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace where she asked to form a government. the future of renewable energy policy in Northern Ireland". May spoke to the Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny over the phone on Sunday. "He also noted the absence of any... [Full Article...]

Trump offers to host summit on Qatar crisis

Qatar received no notice from the other Arab countries before ties were cut, he said, calling it "a surprise and a shock to us, this act of aggression". Emirati officials also shut down the airline's offices in the UAE on Wednesday. "Qatar has a history of supporting groups that have spanned the spectrum of political expression, from activism to violence ", said the secretary. [Full Article...]

Controversial Calcutta HC judge Justice CS Karnan retires

Controversial Calcutta HC judge Justice CS Karnan retires The drama surrounding Justice Karnan started in January when he wrote to the Prime Minister's Office alleging corruption against several of the High Court and apex court judges. The Supreme Court of Canada has a bench of nine judges, of whom four are women. "They (West Bengal police) have to follow procedure" and can't be seen to be "high handed" as Justice Karnan knows the law and there are l... [Full Article...]

Interior head suggests reducing Bears Ears National Monument

Zinke will submit recommendations for the other national monuments in question and a final recommendation for Bears Ears on August 24. Ryan Zinke, the U.S. No president has previously scaled back or scrapped a national monument, meaning that Trump is nearly certain to face a legal challenge if he chooses to do so. [Full Article...]

Kazakhstan committed to fulfilling oil output cut deal: Novak

Saudi Arabia , the world's top oil exporter, is leading an effort by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to cut production by nearly 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) until the end of the first quarter of 2018 in order to prop up prices. [Full Article...]


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