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Gulf air embargo only applies to Qatar companies: UAE

Gulf air embargo only applies to Qatar companies: UAE US Defence Secretary James Mattis said he was grateful for the sacrifice "our people are making to strengthen the military and for the diplomats to negotiate from the position of strength". Qatar is home to the biggest USA military base in the Middle East. But Qatar wields a potential economic weapon if the crisis escalates and countries around the world that depend on its supply may find them... [Full Article...]

Angela Merkel says European Union ready for Brexit negotiations and wants quick resolution

The U.K.'s prime minister also insisted that regardless of any perceived Westminster tumult, formal Brexit negotiations would stick to the current timetable and begin on June 19. The opposite happened as she lost her majority and undermined her own authority as prime minister. Ms May has faced calls to resign following the Conservatives' disastrous performance at the ballot box which left the ... [Full Article...]

Sessions says he will testify before US Senate intelligence committee

Sessions says he will testify before US Senate intelligence committee On Wednesday, written testimony by Comey about his alleged interactions with President Donald Trump was released in which the ex-director noted that he asked Sessions "prevent any future direct communication" between Trump and himself after the two shared a private dinner on January 27 and a one-on-one Oval Office meeting on February 14 that Comey found to be "inappropriate". [Full Article...]

British police name third suspect in London Bridge attack

Butt and Redouane both lived in Barking in suburban east London . Police Commander Dean Haydon said the attackers may have worn the belts because they planned to take hostages, "or it might be that they saw it as protection from being shot themselves". [Full Article...]

Trump proposal aims at another way of getting people to work

Trump's tendency to bring up the Russian Federation investigation, whether by insulting Comey or hinting at the existence of tapes, has created a headache for Republicans who want to focus on the party's priorities such as healthcare and tax reform. [Full Article...]

Attorney General Sessions next up for Capitol Hill scrutiny

This could be bad news for former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey , who clearly hopes there are tapes of his interactions with Donald Trump: the Secret Service now says it doesn't have any recordings or documentation of conversations within the White House walls, writes the Wall Street Journal . [Full Article...]

US Attorney General to testify over contacts with Russian Federation

US Attorney General to testify over contacts with Russian Federation The Secret Service, declared that it has no tapes of White House conversations, acting in response to a freedom of information request by The Wall Street Journal. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., said "there's a real question of the propriety" of Sessions' involvement in Comey's dismissal, because Sessions had stepped aside from the federal investigation into contacts between Russian Federation and the... [Full Article...]

US AG to testify before Senate intelligence panel

US AG to testify before Senate intelligence panel Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., said "there's a real question of the propriety" of Sessions' involvement in Comey's dismissal, because Sessions had stepped aside from the federal investigation into contacts between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. [Full Article...]

Sinn Fein's Adams says will not take up seats in Britain's parliament

The SDLP and UUP, the two parties who together forged the Good Friday Agreement and for decades held the pre-eminent positions in Northern Ireland politics, now are without a single MP between them. Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph , Ms Foster said that she'll use her new found enhanced influence at Westminster responsibly. In what was expected to be his last phone call with Theresa May, Enda ... [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders calls on supporters to step up resistance

Bernie Sanders calls on supporters to step up resistance Sanders' speech, which was also live-streamed on the " Our Revolution " website, hit on all of the senator's big talking points, including increasing the minimum wage, delivering government-funded healthcare to all Americans, and to restructuring or pulling out of trade agreements that the senators views as harmful to American workers. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump may try to prevent James Comey from testifying

Donald Trump may try to prevent James Comey from testifying One of the administration officials said Friday evening that Mr. Trump wanted Mr. Comey to testify because the president had nothing to hide and wanted Mr. In short, it wouldn't be a clear-cut or simple path to blocking Comey's testimony , and it might not even hold up under a court challenge. "It's highly unlikely a federal judge would issue an injunction", Ohlin said, and that leaves the se... [Full Article...]

South Africa's Helen Zille makes unreserved apology for tweets

South Africa's Helen Zille makes unreserved apology for tweets The alternative was to become embroiled in a protracted legal battle in the lead-up to the 2019 election. She agreed that it is in the best interests of the party for her to vacate her position on all decision-making structures of the party. [Full Article...]

Week-long urban battle leaves 89 Muslim militants dead in Philippines

Week-long urban battle leaves 89 Muslim militants dead in Philippines The government has said foreign fighters from Indonesia, Malaysia, Yemen, and elsewhere were aiding the indigenous militants. A member of Philippine Marines carries a weapon at the site of fighting between government soldiers and Maute group. [Full Article...]

Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Testify in Open Hearing on Tuesday

Jonathan Swan reports at Axios that Sessions will repeat under oath a DOJ claim that he "was not silent" following a conversation with Comey where the then-FBI director informed him of a one-on-one meeting with President Donald Trump . Sessions has insisted his meetings with the Russian ambassador were a normal part of his Senate duties. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., said "there's a real question ... [Full Article...]

APN Statement Marking 50 Years of Israel Occupation

Palestine divided between Israel and the territories Israel occupied in 1967 with the growth of illegal Jewish settlements making peace almost impossible. Israel says the payments are a reward and encouragement for the prisoners' actions against it but the Palestinians say they are welfare payments to support them and their families. [Full Article...]

Dennis Rodman Reportedly Heading to North Korea

Dennis Rodman Reportedly Heading to North Korea Speaking to CNN at Beijing Airport before boarding his flight to Pyongyang , Rodman said he was "pretty sure" U.S. President Donald Trump was happy "that I'm over here trying to accomplish something that we both need". Nicknamed "the Worm", Rodman won two championships with the Detroit Pistons and three with the Chicago Bulls . Rodman has previously described Kim as a "very good guy"... [Full Article...]

Loving v. Virginia case remembered 50 years later

Loving v. Virginia case remembered 50 years later The couple agreed to leave Virginia for 25 years in order to avoid a one-year jail sentence, but after several years in Washington decided they wanted to come home. Mildred Loving wrote to then-Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and was referred to the American Civil Liberties Union, which took on the case . Couples and families are using the hashtag #LovingDay all over social media today to... [Full Article...]

Trump invited to testify about his interactions with Comey

Trump invited to testify about his interactions with Comey Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify in an open hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, according to the committee's leaders. It's more telling to look at who isn't calling for Mueller's exit: Republican senators, many of whom seem plainly exhausted of the spot Trump has put them in. [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson denies plot to topple tottering Theresa May

Until Thursday, her party had enough seats to run Parliament on its own. "MAYHEM" screamed the headline in the tabloid The Sun newspaper. May is seeking a deal with a Northern Irish party to prop up the Conservative minority administration, and lawmakers said the rebuff from voters meant the government will have to abandon planned policies and re-think its strategy for European Union exi... [Full Article...]

Fresh questions for Sessions _ and he'll answer in public

Fresh questions for Sessions _ and he'll answer in public Trump on Sunday accused Comey of "cowardly" leaks and predicted many more from him. She said Sessions should also testify before the Judiciary Committee, because it was better suited to explore legal questions of possible obstruction. As of this writing, it's not clear if that will be in open session, or behind closed doors. Late Monday morning, Sen. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Session... [Full Article...]


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