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Tory and Labour MPs plot secret deal to ensure soft Brexit

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She said: "I think there is a unity of objective among people in the United Kingdom". "Discussions are going well with the government and we hope soon to be able to bring this work to a successful conclusion", Foster tweeted. The PM told the backbench 1922 Committee on Monday that a deal with the DUP would not affect power-sharing talks in Northern Ireland or LGBT rights. Read More »

Trump Reportedly To Allow Pentagon To Set Troop Levels In Afghanistan

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Eric Houck, 29-year-old Sgt. William Bays and 22-year-old Corporal Dillon Baldridge of the Army's 101st Airborne Division were killed during the attack in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar. Mattis said he expected to present a revised strategy by mid-July. "We can't keep going like this". There are now over 10,000 United States troops deployed in the country, and the U.S. Read More »

European Union fears Brexit delay, uncertainty after shock United Kingdom vote

May's authority over her party was shattered by the election result. Making the announcement outside 10 Downing Street after a 20-minute audience with the Queen yesterday, a solemn Mrs May kept her speech short, saying that she will form a government "that will provide certainty" and lead the country into the complex Brexit negotiations while sticking to the timetable. Read More »

Google reportedly cancels 'muskie' Pixel XL successor for something bigger

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While the LG rep doesn't mention the device, the Googler sure does by recommending the bug be filed under " Android Partner External LGE Taimen power ". Google declared itself a smartphone OEM and jumped into the world of manufacturing, but while the company's software and optimizations have made the phone a critical success, how have the sales numbers been? A Google employee alleged wanted the issue to be closed and moved under, likely because it was resolved. Read More »

Trump Still Hasn't Decided Whether To 'Let' Comey Testify, Conway Says

At the daily White House press briefing Friday, Spicer was asked whether Trump would seek executive privilege to prevent Comey from testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8. Trump likely would argue that Comey's testimony involves confidential conversations or matters of national security. Other reporting is that the president asked Comey to pledge his "loyalty" immediately after taking office. Read More »

Penguins fans return from Nashville after Game 6 win

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The pride of Cole Harbour also won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP for a second year in a row. For Nashville , the loss brought an end to a magical playoff run for the lowest seed in the Western Conference after they posted upset wins over top-seeded Chicago, division-winning Anaheim and a St. Read More »

UK leader holds alliance talks with NIreland party chief

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A cross-party Brexit Commission was also reportedly discussed to ensure an orderly withdrawal from the European Union. Scottish Secretary David Mundell, who is also gay, also challenged her on the issue. Instead, the talks will turn to how to leave the European Union just as May promoted a prominent pro-Brexit minister and reappointed a second to her cabinet as she clings to her job. Read More »

Appeals Court sides with Hawaii in fight over Trump's travel ban

District ) Judge Derrick Watson's ruling against President Trump's Muslim ban is another win for the rule of law". "We continue to be confident that the president's executive order to protect this country is fully lawful and ultimately will be upheld by the Supreme Court ", he added. Read More »

Theresa May remains as United Kingdom prime minister

Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party will fail to win a parliamentary majority in Britain's election, according to an exit poll on Thursday, a shock result that would plunge domestic politics into turmoil and could delay Brexit talks. Read More »

Tory and DUP deal must be opposed, says Gerry Adams

Opposition parties had called for a general election ever since the success of Brexit last June since technically May had not been elected. The talks with the DUP follow her apology to Conservative rank-and-file lawmakers in a meeting for the party's poor election result. Read More »

U.S. civil rights groups worry anti-Muslim sentiment is fueling right-wing extremism

In fact, USA think tank, Centre for Security Policy published this study showing a large fraction of U.S. based Muslims do indeed want sharia to replace United States constitutional law. It's a lobbyist organization that's had close ties to the Trump administration, and they've been active for a number of years passing state-level bills that target Islamic law and also refugee policies. Read More »

Claiming vindication, Trump answers Comey testimony with denials

Comey told the Senate intelligence committee he hoped the move would trigger the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the US presidential election. Asked if he would be willing to give his version of events under oath, Trump replied: "100 percent". Trump firing Comey immediately after demanding his loyalty and directing him to go easy on "good guy" Flynn comes awfully close to fitting the description of a criminal act. Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify in public Tuesday

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Wyden noted Comey had said it was "problematic" for Sessions to oversee the Russian Federation probe, for reasons he did not explain in a public setting. On Jan. 10, Sessions asserted during his confirmation hearing that he had not met with Russian officials during the presidential race. Things went downhill from there when Harris asked Sessions to provide documentation on this mysterious Justice Department policy that he believes allows him to evade questions asked of him in front of ... Read More »

Apple iPhone 8 running iOS 11 renders leaked online

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Sure, this dock seems ripped straight out of MacOS, but the time for the Mac to start giving back to iOS is long overdue. Although it's hidden, you can access it by swiping it up. For video , it now supports HEVC and HEIF for images. With this feature, it can save valuable storage space on the iDevice. The updated iPads are available for sale now , but won't ship until next week. Read More »

Secret Service reportedly has no Trump tapes

Trump fired Comey in May, saying "this Russian Federation thing" was on his mind when he chose to dismiss the head of the nation's top law enforcement agency while Comey was leading its probe into Russia's alleged meddling in last year's election. Read More »

Sony Unveils New Spiderman Game at E3 Expo

As part of Sony's "one last thing" a post cut-scene gave fans confirmation of Brian Bendis Ultimate Spider-Man. And I have been hoping to get the ultimate game about him for a long time now. Leaving the action and intensity of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy behind, we transitioned into a new gameplay trailer for Days Gone . Japanese gaming giant Sony has sold more PS4 consoles than rival Microsoft and its Xbox One, but faces renewed pressure from the United States company after it ... Read More »

Shivraj begins fast for peace, farmers launch counter-protest

He also thanked his supporters who accompanied him at Bhopal's Dussehra Maidan. He said the inaction of the state government forced the farmers to sell their produce below minimum support price (MSP) to middlemen. Congress leader and former union minister A.K. Antony said that by apprehending Gandhi and other Congress leaders, the Madhya Pradesh Government had violated the fundamental rights apprised by the Constitution of India. Read More »

UAE says 'no military component' to actions against Qatar: envoy

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Qatar, the world's second largest helium producer, has closed its two helium production plants because of the economic boycott imposed on it by other Arab states, industry sources told Reuters yesterday. He denied Doha supported groups like the Muslim Brotherhood that its neighbors oppose, or had warm ties with their enemy Iran. Judging from his repeated statements, Isaias Afwerki must be agitating for a similar diplomatic step against Ethiopia, which he considers the cause of ... Read More »

Northam Wins Democratic Nomination; Says He's Ready to Get Back on Offense

GOP voters will choose between former Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie , Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart and state Sen. Terry McAuliffe , who is limited to one term. Northam has tried to stoke Democrats' anger toward Trump, calling him a "narcissistic maniac" in a statewide ad. Read More »

May apologises to own MPs for election 'mess'

Instead, the election stripped May of her majority and obliterated her political authority. But to stay in government , May must strike a deal with a small eurosceptic Northern Irish party with 10 parliamentary seats, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ). Read More »

Ways the British Election Results Will Affect Brexit

With 649 of 650 seats declared, the Conservatives had won 318 seats, short of the 326 needed for a parliamentary majority. The support obtained by Labor party members contrasted with the negative predictions of hardly two months ago, when they were 20 percentage points below the conservatives in terms of intention to vote. Read More »

Election dents Scottish nationalists' hopes for independence

The SNP focused largely on Brexit and the UK Conservative government as symbols of the limited control of Scotland's destiny held by Scottish voters. "The SNP tsunami of 2015, in which the party took 56 of Scotland's 59 constituencies, was followed yesterday by an natural disaster in which the SNP lost more than a third of their MPs", says Alex Massie in The Times . Read More »

Sessions calls allegations of collusion with Russian Federation appalling

That push-back came from top officials from the party's congressional wing, as well as from administration officials who actually have the legal authority over the special counsel and would need to be involved in any firing. Before he became attorney general, Sessions served two decades as a Republican senator from Alabama. Rosenstein said he has seen no evidence of good cause to fire the special prosecutor overseeing the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Suspected NKorea drone photographed US missile-defense site

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Cho also oversaw South Korea's economic cooperation projects with the North, including a jointly run industrial complex in Kaesong, just north of the border. The commentary urged "all Koreans in the north, the south and abroad" to respect and thoroughly implement "the great programs of reunification", which it said were "common to the nation". Read More »

Jay Sekulow: Comey Committed a Federal Crime

He also admitted that he had leaked to the press memos describing his talks with Trump, saying he hoped the stories would spur the appoint of a special counsel to take over the investigation of the Trump campaign's contacts with Russian Federation, which is what happened. Read More »

Former NBA player Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea

Tillerson said the State Department secured his release at Trump's direction, and a spokeswoman was firm in saying Rodman's trip had nothing to do with Warmbier's release. Kim is reportedly a basketball fan, and in particular a fan of the Chicago Bulls championship team Rodman played on in the late 1990s. Mr Rodman has called him his " friend for life ". Read More »

Melania Trump, son Barron move into the White House

They're also looking into the investigation's spillover effect on Trump's subsequent decision-making, namely whether the president attempted to obstruct justice when he fired Comey last month. Rachel Maddow looks at the facility with which the Donald Trump White House lied about their desire to produce a military spectacle as part of the inauguration ceremony, and notes the lesson that Trump's White House is not a useful source for factual... Read More »

UK leader holding alliance talks with NIreland party chief

May's party fell eight seats short of retaining their parliamentary majority, and is now in talks with Northern Ireland's ultra-conservative Democratic Union Party ( DUP ), which won 10 seats, to forge an informal alliance. She added she hoped people on mainland Britain would "find out a bit more about Northern Ireland and understand it a little better" once a deal with the DUP is struck. Read More »

UK's May cracks joke about election disaster

The Conservatives are having to rely on the support of 10 DUP MPs after they fell eight seats short of winning an overall majority in the June 8 snap general election . On the sidelines, the main opposition Labour Party plans to contest the Queen's speech in the hope that leader Jeremy Corbyn will move into 10 Downing Street as the new prime minister. Read More »

At hearing, attorney general denies improper Russia contacts

In part that's because Sessions answered numerous questions he was asked with a variation of " I don't recall " or "I don't think so". And California Sen. "No", said Sessions, followed by a giggle and laughter in the audience. Russian Federation has denied repeatedly that it interfered in the United States election, and Trump has denied any collusion by his campaign with Moscow. Read More »

DUP head arrives for talks with UK leader May

May's office responded that the DUP deal "would provide stability and certainty for the United Kingdom going forward". The Irish republican Sinn Fein party - which won seven seats in the election although MPs traditionally don't take up their seats in protest - is also wary of the alliance. Read More »

Sessions heatedly denies improper Russia contacts

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Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., told Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a statement Tuesday to " stop misleading Americans ", following testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

James Mattis 'shocked' by low level of U.S. military readiness

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President Trump has reportedly been weighing a request to send 3,000 to 5,000 more US troops to the country to break what top generals have described as a stalemate. US National Intelligence Director Dan Coats also warned last month that the security situation in Afghanistan would most likely deteriorate in the future even if the United States and its allies offer more military aid. Read More »

Ovation for Jeremy Corbyn as he returns to House of Commons

May faced Conservative party lawmakers at a meeting of its 1922 Committee. "I think there was at the last election, but I think Jeremy has cut through with the reality that Labour offers a very different set of priorities and choices to the public in a way the previous Labour shadow administration didn't". Read More »