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Author: 0 Britain's May seeks deal with N.Ireland party to cling to power

Mr Biagi, who is himself gay, was the SNP's Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment from November 2014 to May past year. "We will continue to work with our friends and allies in the Democratic Unionist Party in particular", she said.

Author: 0 Philippines says militants control 20 percent of besieged city

The Philippines is majority Christian, but Mindanao has a significant population of Muslims and Marawi City is overwhelmingly Muslim. The Philippines military informed Reuters that the US was backing the Philippines troops as the USA sent technical assistance to put an end to the occupation of Marawi City , but had not sent officers or soldiers there.

World Trump calls ex-FBI director Comey a 'leaker' after testimony
Author: 0 Trump calls ex-FBI director Comey a 'leaker' after testimony

Asked if Trump ever demanded the Russian Federation investigation be shut down, Comey flatly replied "No". "I asked a close friend to do it", Comey told Senate Intelligence Committee members. A reflection of his reputation as a non-partisan professional was that President Barack Obama requested he extend his tenure at the Federal Bureau of Investigation for two more years.

World Across the US, marches and rallies in support of LGBT rights
Author: 0 Across the US, marches and rallies in support of LGBT rights

The event was billed as non-partisan , but unmistakeable was the heavy presence of marchers bearing anti-Trump signs, speakers decrying the administration's immigration, healthcare and civil rights policies, and Democrats calling for a burst of activism to channel into the 2018 elections.

World Macron, Putin hold 'frank' talks on Syria, Ukraine
Author: 0 Macron, Putin hold 'frank' talks on Syria, Ukraine

Macron had invited the Russian leader to France to reset a relationship that has turned increasingly sour. For instance, The Associated Press reports a previous visit from Putin, scheduled for last October, was even canceled after then-President Francois Hollande said Russian Federation could face war crimes for its role in supporting Assad.

Author: 0 French Open champion Nadal: La Decima is impossible to describe

As always at Roland Garros , Nadal stood head and shoulders above his competition. Rafael Nadal says the feeling of winning a record 10th French Open title is "impossible to describe". "I didn't play my best tennis ", said Wawrinka at the conference. The only positive Wawrinka could take from Nadal's annihilation of him was that he didn't have to pay for a ticket to witness such a phenomenal display.

World Panama severs diplomatic ties with Taiwan
Author: 0 Panama severs diplomatic ties with Taiwan

The Government of the Republic of Panama recognizes that there is but one China in the world, that the Government of the People's Republic of China is the sole legal government representing the whole of China, and that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory, it said.

World Secret Service says they have no Comey tapes
Author: 0 Secret Service says they have no Comey tapes

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Secret Service said Monday it doesn't have any recordings or transcripts of any tapes recorded within President Donald Trump's White House, a disclosure that failed to rule out whether any tapes exist of Trump's conversations with ousted FBI Director James Comey .

World Indian-American Students Dominate 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals
Author: 0 Indian-American Students Dominate 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals

She'd spent 45 minutes and almost two dozen rounds going back and forth with 14-year-old Rohan Rajeev , of Edmond, Okla. The Spelling Bee tested the contestant's knowledge of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, as per ABC news. A 12-year-old girl from Fresco, California, Ananya Vinay is a sixth grader. That's after finishing quickly previous year when she was eliminated on multivalent, and tied for 172nd place in her first appearance at the Bee.

World US arrests former Panama president sought for extradition
Author: 0 US arrests former Panama president sought for extradition

USA authorities have arrested former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli on an extradition warrant from his country. Martinelli is also accused of corruption in Panama, but those cases have stalled in the courts. In this March 24, 2017 file photo, Panama's President Ricardo Martinelli gestures during a meeting with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto in Mexico City, Monday, March 24, 2014.

World Queen's speech and state opening delayed
Author: 0 Queen's speech and state opening delayed

THE Queen's Speech, a flagship event that sets out the Government's agenda, is set to be delayed after the snap General Election resulted in a shock hung Parliament. The result of the election has weakened May's position , both within her own party and in the eyes of Brussels, while simultaneously emboldening Tory MPs who favoured a so-called "soft Brexit" approach.

World Hamas: Cutting electricity to Gaza would be 'catastrophic'
Author: 0 Hamas: Cutting electricity to Gaza would be 'catastrophic'

Gen. Yoav Mordechai said, "It is clear as day that the Arab world in its entirety now understands that the terrorist organization Hamas is destroying the Gaza Strip and eliminating any prospects of a better future for Gazans". Hamas denied it was responsible for building it. "It is time for political action to resolve this long-standing crisis", he said. Following the cabinet decision, Israel will continue providing Gaza with 65 million shekels worth of electricity monthly.

Author: 0 President Trump calls United Kingdom election results 'surprising'

To hear more about all this, we called Roger Scully once again. Steven Fielding, a professor of politics at the University of Nottingham, called her "a zombie prime minister". Could you tell us a little bit about the Democratic Unionists? As the results piled up, some form of minority or coalition government appeared increasingly likely.

World Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Arrested as Thousands Protest Putin
Author: 0 Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Arrested as Thousands Protest Putin

The demonstrators appeared to skew predominantly younger - those who were born or grew up during Putin's 17 years in power. It was reported earlier that Russian opposition activist and blogger Alexei Navalny has been taken to a Moscow court to attend a hearing on an administrative case against him on violating the rules of holding rallies.

World Alleged leaker's parents fear Trump will be tough on case
Author: 0 Alleged leaker's parents fear Trump will be tough on case

The indictment filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court charges 25-year-old Reality Winner with a single count of illegally retaining and transmitting national defense information. Prosecutors told the Magistrate Judge Brian Epps during the bail hearing Thursday they had found additional information, including the notes victor made.

Author: 0 Secret Service says has no recordings made in Trump White House

Trump said last month that former FBI Director James Comey "better hope that there are no "tapes" of their conversations, days after the president abruptly fired Comey. The Wall Street Journal filed a Freedom of Information Act request May 15 asking for recordings or transcripts made within the White House since Trump assumed the presidency January 20.

World Attorney General Sessions' Testimony To Senate Panel Will Be Public
Author: 0 Attorney General Sessions' Testimony To Senate Panel Will Be Public

For another option to watch a live stream of the Jeff Sessions testimony for free, visit the online CBS News channel, which will stream the full testimony at this link , and is also available on mobile devices and set-top streaming sizes such as Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV through the CBSN app.

World Defiant May vows to stay on despite United Kingdom election blow
Author: 0 Defiant May vows to stay on despite United Kingdom election blow

May confirmed the appointments of many of her leading ministers, with only a few tweaks including the promotion of ally Damian Green to Cabinet Office minister, a senior role that administers the day-to-day running of the government. Where I frame it is, we want a tariff-free access to the European market, we also want to maintain a very important university and research collaboration in Europe, and there's a whole host of European agencies - Euratom, security, environment - in which we wish ...

World Puerto Rican voters back statehood in questioned referendum
Author: 0 Puerto Rican voters back statehood in questioned referendum

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said voters in the economically troubled US island territory were sending a strong message to Congress . Also, Puerto Ricans living on the US mainland, who outnumber those on the island, tend to be more in favor of independence but could not cast ballots in the referendum .

World UK prime minister makes Cabinet appointments
Author: 0 UK prime minister makes Cabinet appointments

The fallout from Thursday's snap general election , which left her Conservative Party bereft of their majority, also prompted her to seek out a relatively tiny ally that could have vast sway over what happens next in the United Kingdom. Davidson was one of the few Conservative success stories in the election as the Scottish wing of the party won 13 seats. May's office announced earlier that the top Cabinet ministers would keep their jobs, including Treasury chief Philip Hammond , Foreign ...

World Former NBA Hall of Famer Heading Back to North Korea
Author: 0 Former NBA Hall of Famer Heading Back to North Korea

CNN reports that two officials in North Korean confirmed that Rodman is supposed to land on Tuesday. CNN spotted Rodman at the Beijing International Airport, but Rodman declined to answer questions. It comes amid heightened tensions between Washington and Pyongyang, which is now detaining four Americans. Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea have escalated.

World Middlesbrough Appoint Gary Monk As New Manager
Author: 0 Middlesbrough Appoint Gary Monk As New Manager

If the club manage to keep hold of the majority of their players, and with the possibility of money being available for new signings, then expectations will be high that Boro can bounce back at the first attempt. However, his agent Henk Timmer has told Voetbal International , that Stam will remain loyal to Reading FC who gave him his big chance in England unless a big club from the Premier League come knocking.

Author: 0 Iran arrests 8 suspected of supporting Tehran attacks

Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard indirectly blamed the attacks, which killed at least 17 people and wounded over 40, on its regional rival Saudi Arabia, a close ally of Egypt. IS released a video overnight of the five attackers before the assault, via its Amaq propaganda agency. Hezbollah is seen as a proxy to Iran in Syria and Lebanon and has aligned itself with Tehran amid mounting regional tensions with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states.

Author: 0 Philippine marines killed in fighting with militants

In a press briefing Saturday, Philippine Army 1st Infantry Division spokesperson Lt. Col. Jo-Ar Herrera clarified that USA forces were only providing technical support and are not part of clashes on the ground. The military said it was making headway in the town but was proceeding carefully so as not to destroy mosques where some of the militants had taken up positions.

Author: 0 Police arrest east London man in connection with bridge attacks

A total of 48 people were injured and London hospitals are continuing to treat 29 people - 10 of whom are said to be in a critical condition. A 27-year-old was detained on terrorism charges while the second, 33, was arrested on drugs charges.