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Author: 0 Scottish independence dealt a blow after nationalists suffer losses

Even more awkwardly, that renewed push for independence turned out to be a vote loser, which is a bit of a problem for a party leader who believes that issue to "transcend" all others. "This is a disaster for Theresa May , she called an election clearly very arrogantly thinking that she was going to crush the opposition, sweep everybody aside and cruise to a landside majority, her position is very, very hard".

World Roland Garros-2017: Murray and Wawrinka has qualified for the 1/8 finals
Author: 0 Roland Garros-2017: Murray and Wawrinka has qualified for the 1/8 finals

The one significant asterisk was the fitness of Del Potro, who went into the match with a groin injury and struggled more and more as it progressed. Murray did enough to keep his nose in front throughout, while the giant Argentine was unable to reprise the heroics that saw the pair produce such magic in last year's Rio Olympics gold medal match.

Author: 0 South Korea hints at a World Cup bid with North Korea

The first elements of THAAD was deployed in March after North Korea fired a salvo of four extended-range Scud missiles into the East Sea/Sea of Japan during a military drill. Pyongyang has test-fired a string of missiles this year, building on launches and atomic tests that have ratcheted up tensions over its quest to develop weapons capable of hitting the United States.

Author: 0 Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify in public Tuesday

Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and Loretta Lynch, who served as attorney general under former President Barack Obama . "Mr. Comey said there were matters with respect to the recusal that were problematic and he couldn't talk about them".

World Fresh questions for Sessions _ and he'll answer in public
Author: 0 Fresh questions for Sessions _ and he'll answer in public

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, an intelligence committee member, said senators were still deciding whether Sessions would be asked to testify in a classified briefing after the public hearing. "I have a recollection of him just kind of looking at me", Comey said of Sessions last week. To accommodate schedules, the hearing will be held at the normal time that the Senate Intelligence panel meets each Tuesday.

Author: 0 No bond for woman accused of leaking top-secret documents

Mugshot of Reality Winner , who is being held at Lincoln County Jail in Georgia. Prosecutors said during a raid at Winner's house, they seized some "disturbing" notebook entries that made victor a flight risk and danger to the public if she was released before trial, reports said.

World Rights activists in Paris protest Putin visit
Author: 0 Rights activists in Paris protest Putin visit

Macron said that is why he banned reporters from those two media outlets from his campaign headquarters during the presidential race. Putin's foreign affairs adviser, Yuri Ushakov, said Russian Federation is dissatisfied with the current level of political contacts, adding that the talks will offer a chance to review them.

Author: 0 Statehood wins questioned Puerto Rico referendum

Congress has final say on any changes to the territory's political status. Despite the overwhelming vote to join the USA, nearly 80% of Puerto Rican voters avoided casting a ballot. One of the serious problems with Sunday's vote is that, with so many voters boycotting the election over allegations of ballot fraud slanted to favor statehood, only 23 percent of registered voters actually cast a ballot.

World Talks to restore Stormont institutions to resume
Author: 0 Talks to restore Stormont institutions to resume

The 1998 peace accord, which provides the template for powersharing at Stormont, commits the United Kingdom and Irish governments to demonstrate "rigorous impartiality" when it comes to the differing political traditions in Northern Ireland .

Author: 0 Suspected NKorea drone photographed US missile-defense site

The drone managed to take photos of the THAAD missile defense system before crashing. About 10 of them were aerial shots of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system - more than 100 miles away from the border - which is created to shoot North Korea's ballistic missiles down before they can do damage, the official said.

Author: 0 Maryland, DC attorneys general suing President Trump for maintaining business ties

The Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution is at the core of the Maryland-D.C. lawsuit . "From day one, President Trump has been committed to complete transparency and compliance with the law". When taking office, Trump broke with many presidential traditions, including putting assets into a blind trust to avoid conflict of interests . "The President's conflict of interests threaten our country".

World North Korea releases US citizen Otto Warmbier
Author: 0 North Korea releases US citizen Otto Warmbier

There are still three other American prisoners being held in North Korea - Kim Sang Duk and Kim Hak-song (who were working at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology) and businessman Kim Dong Chul . The U.S. government accuses North Korea of using such detainees as political pawns. The president of an American university where a student attended before being imprisoned by North Korea says the school is "deeply concerned and saddened" to learn that he is in a coma .

World Polls show conflicting outcomes for UK's May in next week's election
Author: 0 Polls show conflicting outcomes for UK's May in next week's election

For Mr Corbyn, the questioning started more gently, but he became irritable when repeatedly asked about whether he would be prepared to use nuclear weapons. Asked if he would still like to be finance minister after the election, Hammond told the BBC: "Of course I would, that's a silly question". Mr Corbyn hit out at US President Donald Trump over his decision to pull out of the Paris climate change deal - and Mrs May's decision not to sign a letter with other European Union leaders ...

World Attorney General Jeff Sessions to face questions on Russia, Comey
Author: 0 Attorney General Jeff Sessions to face questions on Russia, Comey

A day before Comey appeared before the Senate intelligence panel, National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, also members of Trump's Cabinet, took the stand. Comey discussed a host of issues surrounding Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, though his remarks also raised questions that were directed at Sessions on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Trump accuses Comey of lying to Congress

Jonathan Karl asked , "So if Robert Mueller wanted to speak with you about that?" Comey said he took this as a highly improper attempt by Trump to shut down the Flynn investigation. Afterward, the Justice Department appointed former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the Russian Federation probe just one day after the memos were disclosed.

Author: 0 Dennis Rodman, diplomat? He's back in North Korea

Dennis Rodman is returning to North Korea, but the reasoning behind his trip is unclear. The North Korean leader is reportedly a big fan of basketball. Fast forward to January 2014, when CNN's Chris Cuomo asked Rodman about his recent trip to North Korea and about Bae. He visited Warmbier with two doctors on Monday, and demanded his release on humanitarian grounds.

Author: 0 Qatar says no one can dictate its foreign policy

Johnson encouraged Qatar to "take seriously their neighbors' concerns" but also expressed alarm at the blockading of the country and called for it to be eased. Turkey's parliament last week approved deploying troops to a Turkish base in Qatar in what was seen as a show of support for its embattled ally. During a day-long visit, PM Nawaz met Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz in Jeddah and discussed the emerging situation in the Gulf countries.

Author: 0 Sessions to face sharp questions on Russia contacts

But many Democrats have accused Sessions of misleading the Senate Judiciary Committee during his January confirmation hearing. Democrats have bristled at that prospect, and several experts have warned that such a move could prove politically disastrous.

Author: 0 Syrian rebels begin long-awaited assault on Raqqa, Isil's self-declared capital

SDF spokesman Talal Silo yesterday said the operation started on Monday and that the fighting would be "fierce because Daesh will die to defend their so-called capital". Turkey labels YPG, and by extension the SDF , as "terrorist" for controversial ties with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) waging a decades-long guerrilla warfare on Turkish troops for larger Kurdish rights.

World McCain slams Pentagon for Afghan policy delay
Author: 0 McCain slams Pentagon for Afghan policy delay

The warnings came as Trump was reportedly considering whether or not to send additional hundreds of USA troops to Afghanistan. Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, discussing how the Pentagon's budget will be used to address a myriad of issues, from troop use in Afghanistan and Syria to media reports of cyber threats from Russian Federation .

Author: 0 Tillerson: North Korea Releases US Citizen Otto Warmbier

North Korea is expecting another visit by former National Basketball Association bad boy Rodman on Tuesday in what would b. The family of Otto Warmbier said he was in a coma and was on a Medivac flight home. "However, we must have realistic expectations, and if the DPRK (North Korea) and USA governments wish to communicate or send messages, there are channels to do that", said Daniel Pinkston, a Troy University lecturer and expert on the Koreas, based in Seoul.

Author: 0 Triumphant Corbyn declares Labour 'a Government in waiting'

Nevertheless, the party still ended up with 56 fewer seats than the Conservatives, who are seeking to form a minority government with the Democratic Unionists. He also praised fellow Labour MPs Diane Abbott, who was temporarily replaced as shadow home secretary last week due to illness, and Keith Vaz (Leicester East) for having "put up with an bad lot" since taking their seats in 1987.

Author: 0 Hawaii enacts law to align goals with Paris climate accord

David Ige (D) said at a press conference on Tuesday, ahead of signing the two bills into law. "Tides are getting higher, biodiversity is shrinking, coral is bleaching, coastlines are eroding, weather is becoming more extreme". Unlike Elon Musk, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty chose to remain on Trump's business advisory council following the United States withdrawal. As The Two-Way reported , he stated that the agreement gives other countries "an economic edge over the United States".

World Netanyahu's 'Fantasy': Israeli PM Calls for Closure of UN Palestinian Refugee Agency
Author: 0 Netanyahu's 'Fantasy': Israeli PM Calls for Closure of UN Palestinian Refugee Agency

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh greets supporters during a rally to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Hamas militant group in Jebaliya in the northern Gaza Strip , December 12, 2014. An Israeli official told the Tel Aviv newspaper Haaretz that the cabinet accepted the Israeli army's "recommendation against leniency toward Hamas and to act in accordance with" Abbas' request.