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Trump Not Expected To Block Comey's Senate Testimony

Collins says that while the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election is "taking up a great deal of time " the committee is eager to question Comey on the circumstances following his recent termination. "And we can only get that by talking to those directly involved". He said he had yet to see any evidence of Russian meddling and drew a connection between the allegations against Russia and the theory that US intelligence agencies arranged the assassination of President John ... Read More »

Theresa May Asked The Queen If She Could Form Her Own Government

May called for the snap election just seven weeks ago, rather than waiting until the next scheduled national election in 2020. To make matters worse, she saw her majority evaporate. The stunning results thrust Northern Ireland's DUP into the forefront, with its 10 seats enough to give the Conservatives a fragile partnership in which the DUP would support a Conservative minority government without a formal coalition. Read More »

Apple TV Subscribers Can Soon Enjoy Amazon Video Streaming


The speaker is spatially aware, so that it can sense its location in the room, and uses six microphones so that it can be voice-activated from anywhere in the room. " Siri can interpret what you're saying". With an image of Sonos in the background, Schiller noted, "Some have created speakers that make music sound good around our homes but these aren't smart speakers". Read More »

Warriors go for historic NBA Finals sweep

If not for their meltdown past year, the Warriors , whose record-setting 73-win season got lost in the Finals aftermath, would be looking for a third straight crown. He could only watch as Kevin Durant of the Warriors sank a 3-pointer over the top of him, one final jolt from which the Cavaliers could not recover. Read More »

Trump claims 'complete vindication' after Comey testimony


The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director said he he kept notes on his meetings with the president because he was concerned Trump might lie about the nature of their conversations. "Today, Mr. Comey admitted that he leaked to friends his purported memos of these privileged conversations, one of which he testified was classified", Kasowitz said. Read More »

Donald Trump breaks silence on Comey testimony

The leaders of the House of Representatives intelligence committee said on Friday they've written to Comey, following the sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation director's testimony he made notes about his talks with Trump on Thursday. Read More »

Philippine friendly fire airstrikes kill 11 troops

Duterte has asked the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), an Islamic separatist movement based on the Philippines island of Mindanao, to help negotiate a peace settlement with the Islamist fighters, who are predominantly drawn from the Maute Group based in and around Marawi . Read More »

What a hung Parliament means for Britain

As things stand, the Conservative Party will return to Westminster not just with lesser MPs than expected but with a loss in majority. It's unclear what Theresa May's next move will be, but pundits are suggesting she will likely strike a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party , who now hold 10 seats. Read More »

Stanley Cup Final: Penguins on cusp of repeat after clinical display


That sweep included two shutouts courtesy of our Finnish hero Pekka Rinne (who is fantastic as long as he's not playing in Pittsburgh). Nashville's Rinne was pulled after only 20 minutes, meanwhile, in another shaky outing in Pittsburgh - one that saw him surrender three goals on only nine shots. Read More »

Erdogan urges lifting of blockade against Qatar


Lawmakers from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) which dominates the Parliament approved the resolution , said Kurdistan24 Ankara Bureau. Iranian officials point out that hours before the attack, Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir said that Iran must be punished for alleged interference in the region and support for terrorist organizations. Read More »

Trump demands Qatar 'end' its funding of 'terrorism'

He said there had been no change to Qatar's military deployment and no troops had been moved. "It will not contribute to solving any problem to try and isolate in this way Qatar, which we know for sure has fought very effectively against terrorist groups", Erdogan said on Tuesday evening. Read More »

Google Home gets two, like, hip ads and, like, a price cut


Available in white or black, the HomePod , which looks something like a microphone, features seven tweeters and an upward firing 4-inch woofer, six microphones and the same A8 64-bit ARM-based processor used in the iPhone . You could link Amazon Echo with various smart home devices . Later in the event, Apple ran through upgrades to Siri , including an updated voice (female and male), ability to translate from other languages, and syncing Siri's learning about you across all ... Read More »

Ten takeaways from Comey's testimony


The US president said he would go under oath to give his version of what happened between him and the FBI Director he fired . Donald Trump's firing of his FBI director in the middle of his probe of the president's associates, a slew of congressional investigations involving Russian Federation, and Trump's almost daily self-inflicted distractions - including rogue tweets lambasting the mayor of London and undermining his own legal defense of his travel ban - have made life hard for GOP ... Read More »

Greek PM congratulates Labour's Corbyn on election result

However, many MPs have urged her to stay on. "She said, 'Give me a mandate.' And the answer was, 'No.' And that means we have to rethink everything, the entirety of the way we're doing Brexit ", Dunt said. But there was little sympathy from some other Europeans. "Britain will be weaker - definitely weaker", Frances G. Burwell , a distinguished fellow at the Future of Europe Initiative at the Atlantic Council, told an editorial writer. Read More »

HomePod brings Apple's Siri into the living room


A new Siri interface on the Apple Watch will also blend users' calendar information with other useful details, like airline tickets they may have booked, the company said. It won't be a huge gap to close, however. Last month, TechCrunch documented, Google Assistant landed on the Apple devices as well. Apple only launched a third-party API for Siri in 2016, but developers have complained that it's too restrictive to do anything useful. Read More »

Round One exits for Kerber, Erakovic at Roland-Garros

She won 61 percent of her first serves and, crucially, almost 50 percent of her second serves. Despite regaining the number one status earlier this year, Kerber has struggled for form recently, losing early in Madrid and Rome. She'll be defending final points at Wimbledon , where she could again lose the top ranking, this time to someone other than Serena Williams . "This match was special to me". Read More »

Apple introduces Wi-Fi sharing in iOS 11

The iPhone 5 and 5c have gotten support over the past 4-5 years and that's actually pretty impressive for a mobile device. That's good as it saves space on your iOS device, but it may be a concern to some security-conscious firms who may now need to think about what security policies they wish to put in place to govern online storage of potentially confidential business messages with a third-party public-facing provider. Read More »

Corbyn calls on PM to quit after Tories' election humiliation

Both of the two main parties increased their percentage of the vote as support for third parties fell away. In a speech on Friday announcing her new government, May said the Tories would work with its "friends in the DUP". If she is the leader of the largest party, there is a duty on her to seek to form government. The stunning election result comes after a campaign in which May lost popularity over her style and some of her social care policies, including a so-called "dementia tax" that ... Read More »

Apple unveils smart home assistant HomePod


We can now put any and all rumors to rest as Apple has today taken the wraps off its Siri-powered speaker during the keynote speech at the Worldwide Developers Conference ( WWDC ). The existing crop of intelligent home assistants sort of suck at audio. That's especially important because people are starting to access information, entertainment and search in a more "pervasive" way that's less dependent on smartphones, he said. Read More »

Celebrities air their views on the UK election result

Conservatives continue to be the largest party in the UK. It was a gamble which has failed. That's only happened four times before, with the last time coming in 2010, when the Conservatives formed a majority coalition with the Liberal Democrats . Read More »

Apple just made all your iPhone apps way less annoying


As for passengers, they can turn off the feature simply by pressing an "I Am Not Driving" button on the phone. Users have the option of sending an auto reply to contacts listed in "Favorites" to let them know they are driving and can not respond while the vehicle is moving. Read More »

Qatar asks Turkey, Iran for help, official says

He added: "Qatar is undermining regional security and our attempts at countering the extremist and terrorist narrative". "The Saudi Islamic Arab coalition could fall apart", he said. Additional punitive measures "could include restrictions on capital flows, which would be negative for Qatari banks' liquidity and funding", Moody's Investors Service said in a report. Read More »

Apple unveils Home Pod, its Amazon Echo competitor


HomePod is a seven-inch-tall speaker that has Apple's digital assistant built in. "Hey Siri ", brings the speaker to life and then you can ask it to play music. The publication pointed out that in the past few years , Amazon subscribers could only watch shows on Apple TV through Apple's complicated Airplay system. Read More »

Theresa May says she'll remain PM despite calls to go

That will nearly certainly be pushed back even more , as the Conservative Party now has its hands full trying to form a coalition with one or more other parties so as to remain in power. Also a longshot, if the stalemate cannot be broken, there could also be a second snap election - and even another Brexit referendum - but much has to happen before that. Read More »

Police arrest 6 in actions directed against terror in UK


Three people died after being hit by the van and five were stabbed to death in the attack led by Butt. All three men have been taken into custody for questioning at a south London police station while detectives search the residential address and a business premises in Ilford . Read More »

May's UK election gamble backfires as Tories lose majority

Cameron, gambling that Britons wouldn't want to sever their network of ties with the continent, had promised the Brexit referendum during a 2015 election campaign that gave Conservatives a surprise Parliamentary majority. Allen said she couldn't see May hanging on for "more than six months". "A working government is needed as soon as possible to avoid a further drop in the pound." said ING currency strategist Viraj Patel in London . Read More »

Breaking Twitter Silence, Trump Sees Lies, Vindication in 'Leaker' Comey's Testimony


The U.S. Constitution does not directly address whether the president can be criminally prosecuted, and the area is the subject of legal debate. It didn't take very long for Stephen Colbert , Jimmy Fallon , and Seth Meyers to joke about President Donald Trump following former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's testimony at a Senate hearing this week. Read More »

Chris Matthews: Trump-Russia collusion theories 'came apart' during Comey testimony


Comey had laid bare on Capitol Hill months of distrust of the president, bluntly asserting that Trump had fired him to interfere with the probe of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign. "Well, I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the very near future", Trump said. "A really significant fact to me is, so, why did he kick everybody out of the Oval Office?". Read More »

Theresa May's gamble fails in Britain's snap elections

When the world has started calling the Conservatives as "shambolic" and "chaotic", Labour party is being described as "energetic" and "inspiring" for the way the members campaigned for the UK Elections. That was also the broadly desired outcome in Brussels, where leaders believed that a stronger British government would be better able to cut compromise deals with the European Union and resist pressure from hardline pro-Brexit factions in her party that have called for Britain to ... Read More »

UK Prime Minister Theresa May says she'll stick to Brexit timetable

But, after intensive talks with the DUP as the final election results came in, the PM instead drove the short distance to Buckingham Palace to ask the Queen for permission to form a new government . On social welfare, the DUP is opposed to some Conservative policies that would reduce pensions, for example. Not to mention they have quite a number of party members who don't believe in climate change or even dinosaurs, which is amusing considering that the party are widely referred to as ... Read More »

Further Brexit uncertainty for Britain as snap election yields hung parliament

It was not so much that the Conservatives did miserably - just 1,688 strategically-cast votes could have won them the 326-seat majority they needed. While Labour leaders are hailing a performance that would have been dismissed as a deeply disappointing result in previous elections, the humbling of May's electoral ambitions and the uncertain path she now faces with the Brexit negotiations may yet hand Corbyn another chance to run for the Prime Minister's office. Read More »