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Ukip suffers 13% slump in votes in early results

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Labour's finance spokesman and close Corbyn ally, John McDonnell, says he can achieve this while ensuring the national debt is reduced over the course of the next parliament. Political deadlock in London could derail negotiations with the other 27 European Union countries ahead of Britain's exit from the bloc, due in March 2019, before they even begin in earnest. Read More »

What we learned from Comey's testimony

It was the posture of a longtime law-enforcement official and former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, someone used to keeping matters close to the vest. Comey wouldn't discuss details or any evidence that people in Trump's orbit colluded with the Russians. He suggested that leaks by Mr Comey should themselves be investigated. Read More »

Russian Federation interfered in USA elections, says James Comey

Burr, R-N.C., started off the line of questioning, asking: "Did the president at any time ask you to stop the FBI Investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 USA elections? ". Russia has denied USA intelligence agencies' conclusion announced in January that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an effort to help Trump win the 2016 election by discrediting Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton in part through the hacking and disclosure of damaging emails. Read More »

First look at Files, the new file manager in iOS 11

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On Monday, iOS 11 upgrades focused on augmented reality , with a new service called ARKit that helps outside developers integrate this technology into their apps. Perhaps the skew of the app store to games, which operate in their own silos, is to blame. The company sometimes uses WWDC to announce new products, as it did last night when it introduced the HomePod , (a smart home speaker introduced by Apple under the guise of "reinventing home music "), which is Apple's answer to the ... Read More »

After Smart Watch, Apple introduces smart compact music speaker

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Siri is getting a new voice, and the Mac is getting a new name. It is the first new device Apple has announced in nearly three years. Pulling music from the Apple library, the speaker was presented as being able to recognize its placement and direct rich audio sound into the room. Read More »

Comey damages Trump, but no knockout blow regarding obstruction

Mark Meadows, R-N.C., chair of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. The White House and the president's personal lawyer vigorously vouched for Trump's integrity, saying he did not try to get the FBI to end the Michael Flynn investigation and also did not seek a loyalty pledge from Comey. Read More »

Qatar rejects as baseless terrorism blacklist by four Arab states

The move comes after the country banned any direct flights to and from Qatar , and also closed down the offices of Qatar Airways across the UAE . On March 3, 2014, Saudi Arabia , Bahrain and the UAE recalled their ambassadors to Qatar and severed diplomatic ties with the country until eight months later when Qatar agreed to deport seven senior figures of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group. Read More »

Madhya Pradesh farmers portest : 56 arrested, 102 detained in Mandsaur

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Gandhi was seen interacting with the people and asking them details about the tragic incident. "The Madhya Pradesh Government's reaction of preventing Rahul Gandhi from visiting Mandsaur is totally undemocratic". "Why hasn't he implemented his own promise?" While his actions earned him appreciation from the Congress with party leaders saying that whatever Rahul did had tremendous "media value", the BJP brushed it off as "a publicity stunt". Read More »

Intel Xeon Chip + AMD Radeon Vega gpu = The Best iMac ever!

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Apple has updated its India website with all the new products it announced at its ongoing WWDC 2017 event, revealing each device's price ahead of a country-specific launch. The iMac Pro features a 27-inch Retina 5K display that supports 1 billion colors, confirming previous rumors that the specification will return from the 2015 edition of the iMac. Read More »

Qatar rejects 'blockade', denies terror allegations

Analysts say the current crisis is in part an extension of a 2014 dispute, when Saudi Arabia , the UAE and Bahrain temporarily recalled their ambassadors from Doha over Qatari support for Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood . Meanwhile Kuwait's ruler Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah continued a regional effort to mediate the crisis, shuttling from the UAE en route to Qatar on Wednesday evening, a Kuwaiti diplomat told Reuters . Read More »

Trump administration 'defamed' Comey, lied about Federal Bureau of Investigation

Comey said at the end of his testimony to the committee that he believed he was sacked by Trump in an effort to affect the Russian Federation investigation. What he seems to be doing most of all is to lump in Comey with all the other "leakers" that the White House has been complaining about as the main national security threat to the United States throughout the Russian investigation. Read More »

Qatar negotiating water supplies with Turkey, Iran

Bahrain , Saudi Arabia , Egypt , the United Arab Emirates and several other countries cut their ties with Doha on Monday, accusing it of supporting militants and their arch-foe Iran - charges Qatar says are baseless. Turkey's parliament has begun debating legislation for increased military cooperation with Qatar in an apparent move to support the country amid its dispute with Saudi Arabia and other regional nations. Read More »

Comey's Testimony Could Mean More Bad News for Trump

Comey used his opening statement Thursday to detail the reasons why he believed the President was a liar and, then, throughout his testimony, countered Trump's accounts regularly. Trump, Jr., said in response to the tweet. That was the case when Comey talked about Trump's discussion with him about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Read More »

Apple HomePod VS Amazon Echo: Which One Should You Buy

On Monday, Apple showed off the HomePod , a seven-inch-tall Siri-enabled speaker, at its Worldwide Developers Conference, making the fight for smart-speaker domination that much more interesting. The company displayed that it was continuing to bet on the tablets by unveiling an iPad upgrade. The Google Home can tell different voices apart and ties in with the company's many helpful online services, like translation. Read More »

James Comey Called Trump A Liar. Republicans Say Everything Is Fine

In other words, as a practical matter, the Constitution's standards for impeachment and removal of a president - if he has committed "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors" - are met by anything that a majority of the House and two-thirds of the Senate are willing to vote for. Read More »

One Secret Feature Of iOS 11 You Never Know Yet

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Perhaps the combination of releasing a $329 iPad to spur purchases amid a consistent decline of tablet sales is enough motivation to not release a feature that will surely cut back on the number of tablets sold. Not only will Safari start hiding annoying ads that follow you around the web through its new Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature, the browser will also find and silence annoying autoplay videos on websites. Read More »

IPhones will block texting while driving with new feature

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And true to form, developers were quick to download the iOS 11 beta and start exploring all of the changes Apple has been working on since iOS 10. Increasing speculation around iOS 11's potential iPhone 8 tease is the software's launch schedule. Not so any more. Do Not Disturb While Driving , for example, mutes notifications when your iPhone thinks you're moving. Read More »

Pound dives on fears UK election may produce no clear winner

Even if the exit poll has underestimated the number of Conservative seats, as it did in 2015, and the party ends up with a slim majority, May will be so weakened that she may not be able to keep the job. May had been expected to win comfortably. We have a lot in common, we want to see Brexit work, we want to see the Union strengthened. She has warned however that Britain could withdraw with no deal in place if the conditions imposed by the European Union - particularly a divorce bill ... Read More »

Comey: Trump 'Pulled Up Short' When He Remembered I Didn't Pledge Loyalty

It's not just Comey's dramatic opening statement released Wednesday, describing awkward moments when Trump appeared to be pressuring him to drop the investigation. "Yeah. I get that, Senator". "The FBI is honest". It suggests that no side was immune to meddling in the FBI's independent investigations. "Something about the way I was conducting, it created pressure, and he wanted me to leave", Comey said. Read More »

Pound plunges as shock exit poll announced

The exit poll that dropped as polls closed in the United Kingdom Thursday showed the Conservatives not only failing to increase their majority but losing 17 seats and falling 12 seats short of a majority. Electoral maths do not favour a second coalition. The first official results are in from Newcastle where Labour win with a 2% swing in their favour since the last election. Read More »

Champions Trophy: Sri Lanka win toss, put India to bat

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However, in a tournament that has been filled with one-sided thrashings and washouts, Sri Lanka bucked the trend brilliantly. Sri Lanka: N. Dickwella c Jadeja b Kumar 7, M. Therefore, the next two matches between India vs South Africa on June 10 and Pakistan vs Sri Lanka on June 11 have turned out to be Quarter Finals. Read More »

London attack: Pakistani-origin man among two attackers identified

British police have named the third London Bridge attacker as 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba and said he is believed to be an Italian national of Moroccan descent. Butt had appeared in a television documentary called " The Jihadis Next Door ", broadcast previous year by Britain's Channel 4, one of a group of men who unfurled an Islamic State flag in a park. Read More »

Grand jury indicts woman in leaked secrets case

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That they were going to make her disappear. She is expecting to be released on bond Thursday. The charge, willful retention and transmission of national defense information, could bring victor up to 10 years in prison. Prosecutors warned U.S. Magistrate Judge Brian Epps that victor might have more stolen secrets. Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Read More »

US health chief 'in a receiving mode' on health bill ideas

Politico reports that senators want a vote this month , and an early draft of the legislation could be released within a week. It allows the House and the Senate to pass a bill with just a simple majority of votes. Appropriations Chairman Cameron Henry, a Metairie Republican who handles the budget in the House, said he didn't think it was wise to "use 100 percent of a wrong number". Read More »

Apple Wants to Curb Distracted Driving with New iPhone Setting

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Now, we are not saying that Apple has made changes to iOS 11 deliberately to bypass "screenshot alert" feature on Snapchat . The lack of a dedicated file explorer has always been one of the biggest limitations of iOS , which pretty much forces iPhone and iPad owners to use cloud storage services including Microsoft's excellent OneDrive app. Read More »

Snowden blasts United States over arrest of alleged NSA whistleblower

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The FBI arrested victor and accused her of printing out the stolen report from the nearby NSA facility where she worked and emailing it to The Intercept last month. The judge will determine whether to release her on bond. Other postings on Instagram and Facebook showed she doted on her cat and a dog, liked to cook vegetarian dishes and taught yoga in her free time . Read More »

Cosby admitted he was a 'sick man,' mother tells sex-assault trial

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Former Temple employee Andrea Constand walks through the Montgomery County Courthouse before continuing her testimony about her alleged sexual assault by Bill Cosby . However, on a dramatic cross-examination, McMonagle highlighted various inconsistencies in Johnson's statements and, for numerous defense's questions, Johnson cited a lack of memory, despite the similarity in the questions that she had just answered for the prosecution. Read More »

UK police name two London attackers, say one investigated before

They were identified as Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane . Of these, 32 are still being treated, 15 are in critical condition. The third attacker was identified as Youssef Zaghba, a 22-year-old Italian national of Moroccan descent who was reportedly working in a London restaurant. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy 2017

The South Africans, who lost to Pakistan by 19 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis method at Edgbaston last night, will be desperate for a victory against India on Sunday to keep their hopes of making the semifinals alive. "We don't feel any pressure". To be fair, it would be a surprise if Pakistan manages to beat South Africa . "I think we can post a score of around 300, only if we apply ourselves properly with the bat and build a solid foundation", Afridi told the ICC's website. Read More »