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Intelligence chiefs unsure what can say publicly

Intelligence chiefs unsure what can say publicly Questions about Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, and ensuing congressional and FBI investigations into Moscow's ties with Trump associates, have dogged the president since he took office. COATS: It's a matter of how I share it and whom I share it to (unintelligible) involved in that. One reason for his reticence, he said, is he did not want to interfere with Mueller's probe - a str... [Full Article...]

UK Election Jolts Europe as Brexit Timing Becomes Less Certain

Former Finnish premier Alexander Stubb was a rare senior commentator. "The DUP is pro-Brexit, but wants to maintain an open border with the Republic of Ireland, and no customs or tariff barrier with its neighbour. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Europe1 radio that Brexit talks "were never simple to begin with" and the talks "will be long and complex". [Full Article...]

Germany, Argentina And Mexico Leaders To Hold Talks On Trade, Climate

Germany and Argentina have agreed on fostering multilateral trade and protecting the environment from climate change, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday during a visit to the South American country. " We will defend the interests of the 27 member states, and Britain will defend its own interests ", she told a press conference. May says she will form a government with the support of the ... [Full Article...]

Philippine police say casino attacker was indebted gambler

Philippine police say casino attacker was indebted gambler Duterte was met by National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Oscar Albayalde and Southern Police District's Chief Superintendent Tomas Apolinario, before the president made his way into the chapel. Albayalde said the security footage contained a clear motive: the gunman headed straight for a storage room that contained poker chips. Carlos' tearful mother, Mrs Teodora Carlos, said her ... [Full Article...]

Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83 However a 10-mile wide area surrounding the canal, known as the Panama Canal Zone, was considered unincorporated United States territory until the canal was handed over to Panama in December 1999. After a series of incidents, one of which resulted in the death of an American service member, President George H.W. Bush unleashed Operation Just Cause, the USA invasion of Panama, on December 20, 198... [Full Article...]

Sessions offered to quit during exchange with Trump

But sources say the frustration runs both ways, prompting the resignation offer from Sessions. Trump was reportedly still angry with Sessions, over the attorney general's decision to recuse himself from the ongoing investigation into Russia's suspected attempts to interfere in the presidential election a year ago. [Full Article...]

Egypt and Bahrain keep pressure on Qatar in Gulf crisis

Arab countries have put 12 organizations and 59 people they say are associated with energy rich Qatar on a terror sanctions list. Turkey and Qatar have developed close ties over the years and reached an agreement in 2014 to set up a Turkish military base in the tiny Gulf nation. [Full Article...]

Melbourne attack an act of terrorism, Australian police say

The woman who had been held hostage was released and was unharmed, Ashton said, while Crisp confirmed the three officers' injuries were not life-threatening. Police said the Melbourne siege was the fifth terrorist-linked incident in Australia since the threat level was lifted in September 2014. But it was too early to know if the gunman set out to target police or "seized the opportunity he thou... [Full Article...]

Trump may unveil new Cuba policy

Trump may unveil new Cuba policy Millions of American travel dollars were spent on the island, funneling money into the hands of an entrepreneurial Cuban middle-class independent of the communist state. In January, the Obama administration ended the "wet foot, dry foot" policy, which allowed any Cuban who made it to US soil to stay and become a legal resident. [Full Article...]

Iran supreme leader: Attacks fuel hatred toward US, Saudis

It stopped short of directly blaming the kingdom for the attack. " The five known terrorists. after joining the IS terrorist group, left the country and participated in crimes carried out by this terrorist group in Mosul and Raqqa ", the ministry said . [Full Article...]

Iran leaders accuse US, Saudis of supporting Tehran attacks

A statement from Mr Trump condemned the attacks in Tehran and offered condolences, but also implied that Iran is itself a sponsor of terrorism. Profile pictures of corpses and their names were released but their surnames have been kept a secret due to security and privacy concerns for their families. [Full Article...]

May's UK election gamble backfires as Tories lose majority

May's UK election gamble backfires as Tories lose majority After last night's reverses, some Conservatives have questioned Mrs May's position while others have targeted her chiefs of staff Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy. "I'm sorry for all those candidates and hard working party workers who weren't successful", May said in a broadcast statement after a surprise resurgence by the main opposition Labour Party under its leftwing leader Jeremy Corbyn . [Full Article...]

Trump's legal team to file complaint on Comey

Trump stopped short of saying that Comey lied under oath at the hearing, which occurred a month after Trump fired him on May 9. Moments after the hearing finished, the president told a conference of conservative evangelicals: "As you know, we're under siege... [Full Article...]

Judge won't dismiss Michelle Carter case; defense begins calling witnesses

Judge won't dismiss Michelle Carter case; defense begins calling witnesses Throughout the week, prosecutors presented numerous jarring text message conversations between Carter and Roy in which Carter appeared to repeatedly encourage Roy to take his own life despite his apparent hesitation. Michelle Carter has been charged with manslaughter in the suicide death of Conrad Roy III , who was found in the K Mart parking lot in Fairhaven , Mass., after dying from carbon ... [Full Article...]

Democratic Unionists in Northern Ireland may be election key

Speaking on Sky News , Mrs May highlighted how "crucial" it was that a government was formed for the beginning of Brexit talks. FSB national chairman Mike Cherry said: "In the coming hours and days, business needs immediate reassurance from the government that emerges about how it will protect the economy from any political turmoil". [Full Article...]

Authorities work to identify Notre-Dame hammer-wielding man

Authorities work to identify Notre-Dame hammer-wielding man The 40-year-old man, who was shot and wounded by police after lunging at the officer, had shouted that he was "a soldier of the caliphate" during the attack on Tuesday and that he was acting in revenge "for Syria". She tweeted a dramatic photograph of visitors inside the cathedral with their hands raised as police searched the building. Tuesday's attacker had "never showed any sign of radicalisa... [Full Article...]

Haley on Germany: 'We have the backs of our allies'

Haley on Germany: 'We have the backs of our allies' Those comments, which caused shock in Washington, vented Europe's frustration with Trump on climate policy in particular. As she campaigns for a fourth term in September elections, polls suggest that Merkel has overwhelming backing among German voters, and even among her political opponents, for taking a stand. [Full Article...]

On the Move: Tech Giant Apple Reveals Its New Homepod Speaker

With HomePod , not so much. By letting HomePod out of the bag, Apple made sure that people in the market for a speaker did not rush to get what is available on the market today. A computer processor will tune sound to the room and beam specific parts of music, like a singer's voice, toward the listener. The research firm eMarketer says than 35 million people in the US are expected to use a vo... [Full Article...]

Apple's making an Amazon Echo competitor called 'HomePod'

Apple's making an Amazon Echo competitor called 'HomePod' The speaker works with Apple Music , which allows easy access to a huge library of songs and playlists. APPLE'S LONG-RUMOURED Siri speaker is official as the "HomePod" , confirming, if nothing, that the company needs a new marketing department. [Full Article...]

EU presses Britain to get its act together for Brexit talks

Elmar Brok, a prominent German conservative member of the EU parliament, said Europeans would be disappointed May had failed to gain the majority that could have helped her override her party hardliners: "Now no prime minister will have that room for manoeuvre", he said. [Full Article...]

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