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May's fate as Prime Minister hangs in the balance


Just ten days before the negotiations with European Union leaders over Brexit are due to begin, a surge of support for Jeremy Corbyn's Labour party has seen the prime minister inadvertently throw away her entire majority . Asked if she is now just a caretaker leader, May noted that "I said during the election campaign that if elected I would intend to serve a full term". Read More »

Trump's Comey claims contradicted by president's own son


I'm not going to say I want you to pledge allegiance. He also said Trump wanted him to back off on the FBI investigation of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. "I'm very anxious about his fitness". Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of NY also called on Trump to release any tapes, and also invited the president to testify under oath before the Senate, as he offered to do. Read More »

Brexit minister Davis says UK could still walk away with no deal

But Brussels officials have indicated that the date is not set in stone, meaning it could be delayed to take account of any change in the UK Government. "The EU stands ready to begin negotiations". The Conservatives stay the party of government, but a small margin of victory means the election result forces them to rethink their Brexit strategy. Read More »

Uber fires 20 employees over sexual harassment probe


It has become the poster child for that in tech since explosive revelations about pervasive sexism, sexual harassment and generally very bad management were published in a blog post by former engineer Susan Fowler . A most prominent example was letting go of Amit Singal, SVP Engineering, who did not disclose a case of sexual harassment at his previous workplace, Google . Read More »

Jeff Sessions will testify publicly before Senate Intelligence Committee

ET "in open session". Meanwhile, U.S. senators Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) have asked the FBI to investigate whether Sessions committed perjury when he denied having had meetings with Russians. He did not say whether he would appear in open or closed session. "If he was recused, as he says he was, he should not have participated in the Comey firing", Gillers said. Read More »

Sessions to Testify Publicly Before Senate Intelligence Committee


If he says yes, it could be an indication there are additional reasons for his recusal, beyond a few meetings with the Russian ambassador, that are not known publicly. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a decision blocking the ban and said the president violated U.S. immigration law. A number of members are concerned Sessions may be attempting to avoid testifying in public by scrapping his previously scheduled Senate and House Appropriations appearances this week, where he was expected to be ... Read More »

Durant shines as Warriors wrap up National Basketball Association title

Led by first-year Warriors forward and former NBA MVP Kevin Durant , Golden State held off LeBron James and the resilient visiting Cleveland Cavaliers , winning Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals by a 129-120 margin. It's sort of what the Warriors were doing at selected points Monday night even after they unloaded a terrifying second quarter and seemed unchallenged. Read More »

No party should be castigated, says Daniel Kawczynski over DUP


He told May he would only agree to serve in her cabinet if she gave him more influence over the withdrawal negotiations, according to one person familiar with the matter who declined to be named citing confidential discussions. Freris said that's going to be bullish for sterling and the FTSE 100 in about six months' time , and "colossally bullish" for the European Union because they'll be able to use the failure of Britain to leave the EU as a warning for other nations considering an ... Read More »

Trump: I'd 100% Be Willing To Testify Under Oath To Rebut Comey

He then became deputy attorney general, the No. 2 spot at the Justice Department, where he famously faced down fellow Bush administration officials over a surveillance program authorization. But on Friday he said was "committing the United States to Article 5 ". Trump's lawyer Marc Kasowitz said the president "never told Mr Comey 'I need loyalty, I expect loyalty' in form or substance", rejecting a key allegation made by the former FBI director . Read More »

Sessions to testify as Republicans prod Trump on tapes

To watch a live stream of the Jeff Sessions testimony, click on one of the two videos, below, courtesy of ABC News and Voice of America . Fellow Republicans pressed President Donald Trump on Sunday to come clean about whether he has tapes of private conversations with former FBI Director James Comey and provide them to Congress if he does — or possibly face a subpoena, as a Senate investigation into collusion with Russian Federation or obstruction of justice extended to a Trump ... Read More »

President Trump plans to file a complaint against former Director Comey

He confirmed that Trump asked him to stop investigating Mike Flynn, the former national security adviser, who lied about his contacts with Russian officials. Jobs. Trade deficits-we want them to disappear fast. However, Comey also testified Thursday - while under oath - that the memo in question did not contain any classified information. Read More »

India knock out South Africa to reach Champions Trophy semi-finals

Pakistan suffered a 124-run thrashing at the hands of arch-rivals and defending champions India but then notched up an upset win over world number one side South Africa to stay alive. "It's not going to do with composure in my eyes". Everton striker Calvert-Lewin became the third England player to score in a World Cup final after Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters in 1966 - the last time England won any world title. Read More »

No change in Theresa May's Brexit plan

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson brushed off claims he was plotting a fresh leadership bid, insisting that he fully supported the Prime Minister. The aides, appointed to the roles by Mrs May when she succeeded David Cameron, were earning a salary of £140,000 as of December previous year. Read More »

UK leader Theresa May seen fighting for survival after election failure

The Conservative leader had called Thursday's snap election in a bid to extend her majority and strengthen her hand in the European Union divorce negotiations, but her gamble backfired spectacularly. Brancaccio: The term of art here has been hard Brexit, a cleaner break. But the most remarkable aspect of the vote was the 68-year-old Mr. Corbyn's attraction of young voters. Read More »

Brexit minister Davis: election results show transformation in UK


So, in that case, there are few possible situations that may be witnessed before June 13th when the new Parliament meets. There have also been concerns that joining forces with the hardline Protestant party threatens London's neutrality in Northern Ireland , which is key to the delicate balance of power in a province once plagued by violence. Read More »

N.Korea Lobs Missiles into East Sea

North Korea didn't say how many anti-ship missiles it launched, but South Korea's national security director Chung Eui-yong said Friday the North fired four short-range missiles. Nations that are "concerned" by North Korea's continuous missile tests should refrain from taking "any action that could escalate regional tensions", China's Foreign Ministry said on June 8. Read More »

Germany prepared for Brexit negotiations, says Merkel

Number 10 had earlier said: "We can confirm that the Democratic Unionist Party have agreed to the principles of an outline agreement to support the Conservative Government on a confidence and supply basis when Parliament returns next week". Read More »

Three men arrested in London on terror charges


May pledged that MI5 would carry out a review after being repeatedly challenged about how the Home Office, police and intelligence services dealt with the information relating to the attackers. Italy's anti-terrorism police continued to monitor Zaghba for 18 months. Since the attack, he has said he fully supported the actions of the police. Read More »

UK:Brexit talks to start soon-minister

Large global banks in London plan to move about 9,000 jobs in the next two years to financial centres that will stay in the European Union , including Frankfurt, Paris and Dublin, so they can continue selling their services across the bloc after Brexit , according to a Reuters' tally of job warnings. Read More »

UK turmoil as Brexit talks could be delayed

Instead, the unnecessary election has cost May control of her party, of Parliament, and of government policy, at one of the most critical junctures in the country's recent history. Mrs May went before the powerful 1922 Committee led by Conservative backbenchers and said she took responsibility for the result. Nevertheless, the idea of the government taking a more flexible, "softer" approach to Brexit will undoubtedly be welcome in the industry, as the sector has always made it clear it ... Read More »

GOP Lawmakers Stick With Trump After Comey Testimony

He claimed the Trump team had told " lies , plain and simple" and also accused Mr Trump of defaming him and the reputation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The president reiterated his intention to disclose whether tapes exist of the meeting after a throng of reporters asked why he couldn't confirm or deny their existence immediately. Read More »

NBA Finals Players Ranked by Salary and Career Earnings

When Cleveland Cavaliers veteran Richard Jefferson matched up against Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant , Jefferson got his wish. Last year, the Warriors returned home to Game 5 with a similar 3-1 lead but were playing without suspended forward Draymond Green and didn't have the luxury of relying on Kevin Durant . Read More »

May to face party lawmakers after election disaster

May was advised that she would achieve a landslide victory, one that would strengthen her hand during the Brexit negotiations and potentially one that would destroy the Labour party for decades. "I and other senior colleagues have made that clear to her", said defence minister Michael Fallon. The uncertainty about the speech laying out the government's legislative program comes as May conducts talks with the Democratic Unionist Party , which is certain to expect concessions for its ... Read More »

75 iOS 11 features and changes Apple didn't have time to cover

On three occasions, I set the Pro 10.5 to loop a movie with Wi-Fi on and screen brightness set to half, and on average the tablet lasted for about nine hours and 40 minutes before needing a trip to a power outlet. The bezel is slimmer but the display is still a long way from being edge to edge, and the functionality improvements are something you appreciate with time. Read More »

Is Apple bringing drag-and-drop to the iPhone? It's possible

For one, detachable devices which offer a first-party keyboard (such as the iPad Pro ) have continued to witness growth as customers look for greater productivity from their tablets. It's the 10.5-inch model, and it's the best iPad Apple has ever made. It's more than adequate for jotting down notes during a meeting or for writing down a reminder. Read More »

Russia Putin: Navalny urges people to join anti-corruption protests


Baton-wielding riot police broke up an anti-government demonstration in Moscow on Monday and arrested over a hundred protesters after detaining Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny as he tried to leave his home. A slickly produced video entitled, " Don't call him Dimon ", featuring drone footage of mansions, ski villas and vineyards allegedly belonging to the Prime Minister, Dmitri Medvedev, has chalked up 22 million clicks on YouTube . Read More »

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj begins 'peace' fast


Before ending his 28-hour-long fast , Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh today announced a series of measures for farmers, including declaring purchase of farm produce below the minimum support a criminal act. Totally agreed that these will definitely help farmers but they are barely enough to make farming sustainable. "One thing that made me emotional was the number of our children that we lost in these protests". Read More »

Golden State reclaims title with a most Warriors-like run


Their one title came past year when the Cavs became the first National Basketball Association team to rally from a 3-1 Finals deficit to deliver the city its first major championship since 1964. But that idea fizzled fast when the Warriors opened with a pair of lopsided wins at home, fought back late to steal the next game in Cleveland and then, after dropping their first game of the postseason, closed out the series at home. Read More »

Queen's Speech date in UK Parliament in doubt

May looked set to face criticism and anger from Conservative MPs at a private meeting in parliament over her handling of an election that lost the party its parliamentary majority. Conservatives in Scotland, which voted heavily to remain in the European Union previous year, are pushing for Mrs May to move the focus of Brexit talks due to start next week onto achieving economic growth and away from immigration, sources in the Scottish party told Reuters. Read More »

Trump Says Comey Testimony Shows No Collusion With Russia


Comey delivered scathing remarks about the president on Thursday at a congressional hearing and testified that Trump had asked him to drop a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into former aide Michael Flynn and his alleged ties to Russian Federation. Read More »

Qatar Airways CEO: US 'fueling' the fire of Gulf crisis

The latest issue at its a regional element to Qatar Airways's headwinds as Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E. also restricted airspace to flights linking the Qatari capital of Doha with destinations outside the region. Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif is headed for Saudi Arabia on Monday on a day-long visit in the backdrop of a deepening diplomatic rift in the West Asia, the media reported . Read More »