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United Nations rules Irish abortion ban to be a human rights violation

United Nations rules Irish abortion ban to be a human rights violation Women from the Republic accounted for 68 per cent of non-residents attending clinics in England and Wales, while those from Northern Ireland accounted for another 15 per cent (833). "The reality is that making abortion illegal does not stop women from having an abortion when they need to". The Pro Life Campaign welcomed the fall in the number of women travelling and acknowledged the availability... [Full Article...]

House Intelligence Committee asks White House for any Comey tapes

In his testimony to Congress on Thursday, Mr Comey laid bare on Capitol Hill months of distrust of the president , asserting that Mr Trump had fired him to interfere with the probe of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign. Trump wouldn't rule out a previous claim that there may be tapes of his conversations with Comey. "I want to get back to James Comey's testimony ", Karl said. [Full Article...]

Jeff Sessions testifies: What to expect from Tuesday's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing

Jeff Sessions testifies: What to expect from Tuesday's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), the committee's chairman, announced Sessions' hearing on Monday morning. Trump has denied making that request to Comey and has offered to testify under oath, as did the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director. [Full Article...]

Trump to host new South Korean president at White House

Trump to host new South Korean president at White House The South Korean military said the drone that crash landed in a remote mountain region last Thursday had taken more than 10 photographs of the THAAD site, a former golf course in central Korea, News 1 reported . South Korea said on Wednesday it will hold off on installing remaining components of a controversial U.S. anti-missile defense system until it completes an assessment of the system... [Full Article...]

South Korean professor hurt by explosive device in office

The professor suffered burns to his hands, chest and neck but was not in a life-threatening condition. Kim teaches architecture at the university. Police have cordoned off the site of a suspected parcel bomb attack at Yonsei University in western Seoul on June 13, 2017. [Full Article...]

UK PM May's Brexit plan has not changed, her spokesman says

While some MPs would have liked to hear these sentiments sooner, her words appear to have been quite effective. "I said during the election campaign that if re-elected I would intend to serve a full term", she told reporters in No 10. Today, she faces members of the Conservatives' 1922 Committee, which can trigger a vote of confidence in a party leader if it receives letters from 15 per cent of ... [Full Article...]

UAE exempts Qataris married to Emiratis from expulsion order

UAE exempts Qataris married to Emiratis from expulsion order He says Saudi Arabia has allowed families to move between countries. On 5 June, the maritime authorities in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain said they had closed their ports to Qatari-flagged vessels. Kuwait , which is now leading mediation efforts, and Oman are the only Gulf Co-operation Council members that did not take measures against Qatar in the worst diplomatic crisis to hit the regi... [Full Article...]

What is a hung Parliament?

What is a hung Parliament? Furious Tory MPs last night threatened to oust Theresa May within six months after her disastrous election campaign. With 649 of 650 seats in the House of Commons declared, May's bruised Conservatives had 318 - short of the 326 they needed for an outright majority and well down from the 330 seats they had before May's roll of the electoral dice. [Full Article...]

The trial of officer Jeronimo Yanez

St. Anthony Police Department officer Jeronimo Yanez , who was charged with second-degree manslaughter, was covered nationally and led to weeks of protests in St. After he shot Castile, Yanez is heard on the squad vehicle video telling a supervisor variously that he didn't know where Castile's gun was, then that he told Castile to get his hand off it. [Full Article...]

White House says travel ban is 'fully lawful'

White House says travel ban is 'fully lawful' Another federal appeals court , the Virginia-based 4th Circuit, last month also refused to reinstate the travel ban, a decision Trump has already appealed to the Supreme Court . The Trump administration argues the measures are needed to ward off potential terror attacks. The Trump travel ban has been stalled. Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall had previously maintained that the adminis... [Full Article...]

May to form minority 'government of certainty'

During the campaign, May vowed to build a "stronger, fairer and more prosperous Britain", while Corbyn's signature campaign slogan was to govern "for the many, not the few". "Now let's get to work", she said. But there was little sympathy from some other Europeans. Some say her failure means the government must now take a more flexible approach to the divorce, potentially softening the exit ... [Full Article...]

Trump Might Talk About Tapes, But The Secret Service Doesn't Have Any

Trump Might Talk About Tapes, But The Secret Service Doesn't Have Any Under current Justice Department regulations, such a firing would have to be done by Attorney General Jeff Sessions' deputy, Rod Rosenstein, not the president- though those regulations could theoretically be set aside. After the meeting, Comey told Sessions that he did not want to be alone anymore with Trump and "it can't happen that you get kicked out of the room and the president talks to me... [Full Article...]

What if Trump kills car-emissions standards after the Paris climate decision?

What if Trump kills car-emissions standards after the Paris climate decision? Together, these leaders are sending a strong signal to the worldwide community and the 194 other parties to the Paris agreement that we will work together to ensure the USA remains a global leader in the fight against climate change. "There is still much work to be done to reduce Delaware's share of global greenhouse gas emissions, and I look forward to working with our sister states through t... [Full Article...]

JG speller advances at national bee

Kumar said she was relieved when asked to spell a word she knew - "phosphorus" - in round two, but knew not to get too confident because she might mess it up out of fear. The South Bend student says he has been trying since fourth grade to make it to the National Spelling Bee. Tammy Brown, Gabrielle's mother, said she was proud of her daughter's performance. [Full Article...]

Demonstration against Islamic law draws counter-protest at Butler County Islamic Center

Both of the groups were going back and forth expressing their beliefs, hoping to bring understanding to the group on the opposite side. Dueling demonstrations in Chicago and many other cities were held Saturday between those who raised the specter that extremist interpretations of Islamic law might somehow spread across the USA and others who called such fears unfounded. [Full Article...]

Trump Says He May Soon Reveal Whether Tapes Exist of Comey Conversations

Trump's private attorney, Marc Kasowitz , seized on Comey's admission that he had told Trump on multiple occasions that he was not personally under investigation and maintained the testimony made clear that Trump "never, in form or substance, directed or suggested that Mr. [Full Article...]

Scottish secessionist dreams of swift independence vote dashed

Scottish secessionist dreams of swift independence vote dashed The First Minister has promised to "reflect carefully" on the election result ahead of a possible climbdown over another independence referendum . Thursday's vote offers the strongest indication so far that the answer would now be "No". Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson told the BBC: "There was one big issue in this campaign and it was Nicola Sturgeon trying to run through ... [Full Article...]

Qatar Airways CEO: US 'fueling' the fire of Gulf crisis

He said Pakistan has good relations with Qatar , Saudi Arabia, UAE and other Gulf countries and it should play a positive role to end the current standoff developing in the region. The Saudi comments were in reaction to remarks by Qatar Airway's chief executive that the kingdom, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain were violating worldwide law by shutting out Qatari flights. [Full Article...]

Saudi king and Putin speak about Qatar crisis

In the Gulf's tense political climate, many independent analysts in the region decline to discuss Qatar's economy publicly for fear of irritating their governments. Some of its food factories are working extra shifts to process imports from nations outside the Gulf, such as Brazil, and shipping lines are operating via Oman instead of the UAE . [Full Article...]

Rafael Nadal Sweeps French Open Final, Adding To His Record

Rafael Nadal captured his 10th French Open title when he overwhelmed Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 on Sunday afternoon. Nadal's victory in the French Open brings him closer to Federer's score in the all-time standings for the Grand Slam title. [Full Article...]


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