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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


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!


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 »

Michigan-UNC, Duke-Indiana Headline Big Ten/ACC Matchups

Florida State is coming off a 26-9 season that included a win against Florida Gulf Coast in the NCAA Tournament. Louisville has received attention among many early top 25 rankings for next season. The Badgers will play the Cavaliers inside John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va., as one of the 14 scheduled games between the two power conferences. Read More »

For returning GOP Senators, it's healthcare reform crunch time


That's why members like Sen. "We wish it weren't this way, but the reality is that it will be a partisan exercise", said Marc Short, the White House legislative affairs director. Ron Wyden said Tuesday. Several federal employee organizations have continued to raise concerns about the potential impact on a merit-based civil service of a bill streamlining the disciplinary process at the VA, but those concerns no longer seem to be convincing enough to block enactment of those changes into ... Read More »

Militants in Philippines city dug in for protracted battle

However troops have also held back from troops have held back from indiscriminately bombing at the militants with newly acquired fighter jets and ending the urban insurrection in a day because the government has to assure the safety of civilians trapped in the fighting. Read More »

Georgia special election candidates to debate


Both candidates generally remained smooth and on-message, and they were given time to engage one another on issues such as campaign funding and health coverage. Voters in Arizona, Colorado, Maine and Washington previous year all approved ballot measures to raise the state minimum pay. Tens of millions of dollars flowed into Georgia not because of local issues but because it is a clear referendum on Trump. Read More »