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Since Brexit vote, Europeans warm again to EU
- June 17, 2017

Though on the surface, Thursday's meetings with Northern Irish parties were aimed at breaking the logjam in forming a new cross-party regional government in the province, May needs broader acceptance in the province of a Conservative-DUP deal. (more...)
Rosenstein Says He Won't Fire Special Counsel Unless There's Good Cause Rosenstein Says He Won't Fire Special Counsel Unless There's Good Cause
- June 17, 2017

Yet it's a line of thinking that is making its way to the president's ears. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a California Republican, interrupted one question directed at the speaker on the topic, saying "you're creating a debate that's not happening". (more...)
Kamala Harris, a prosecutor and a senator Kamala Harris, a prosecutor and a senator
- June 17, 2017

Sessions said he had followed a "principle", which apparently is more of an oral tradition or something. " She was interrupted for asking tough questions". I think it's like they're uncomfortable with women asking hard questions. BILA: That's fine, but saying - do you know how many headline I read? "Well, will you let me qualify it", Sessions responded. (more...)
Wife of alleged Virginia shooter: 'I can't believe he did this'
- June 17, 2017

Asked about her husband's decision to leave for an extended period of time , Hodgkinson said that her daughter and two-year-old granddaughter had recently moved home. Sanders issued a two-paragraph statement on the shooting and read it almost verbatim on the Senate floor. And then one neighbor told us that he and his family kept to themselves. (more...)
Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean' Trump tells senators House health bill 'mean'
- June 16, 2017

You're free to ask anybody anything". "But we want to brag about the plan , because this plan really - uh oh", Trump began before he was cut off by a laughing audience. Republican members who didn't serve on the relevant committees weren't able to see drafts of the legislation. "I don't think so", Hatch said. It was generally assumed that the bill didn't have much of a chance in the Senate. (more...)
Will more United States troops make Afghanistan secure?
- June 16, 2017

Public affairs officers at the Department of Defense and Operation Inherent Resolve did not immediately respond to requests from Task & Purpose for comment. "If that means we have to keep [U.S.] advisers with them a little longer, then 9/11 taught us the cost of not paying attention to this problem". Sen. (more...)
Trump to Announce Tougher Rules for Cuba Trump to Announce Tougher Rules for Cuba
- June 16, 2017

One of the options being considered by the Trump administration is banning US companies from doing business with Cuban enterprises tied to the military, which controls a large part of the Communist-ruled island's economy, the people have said. (more...)
Trump blames Qatar for funding terror Trump blames Qatar for funding terror
- June 15, 2017

Saudi Arabia , the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt have suspended all flights to and from Doha and closed off sea and air links to Qatar. The Pentagon said the blockade was hindering United States ability to plan for long-term operations in the region. (more...)
Theresa May faces ousting after United Kingdom election shock Theresa May faces ousting after United Kingdom election shock
- June 15, 2017

Instead of opting for a post-election shuffle, the Prime Minister retained key figures in her cabinet. She later announced that her top ministers, including finance minister Philip Hammond, foreign minister Boris Johnson and Brexit minister David Davis , would remain in their positions. (more...)
Trump travel ban dealt another blow as high court weighs in
- June 14, 2017

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco was reviewed a March ruling by a Hawaii-based federal judge that blocked parts of Trump's order. A revised executive order announced in March - meant to address the issues raised by the federal judges - deleted Iraq from the list and removed an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees. (more...)
Dennis Rodman headed back to North Korea, report says Dennis Rodman headed back to North Korea, report says
- June 14, 2017

It wouldn't be the first time that Rodman has come back from North Korea with a message from Kim Jong-Un. "They've been looking at ways to do that", Pinkston said. missionary Kenneth Bae, who was detained at the time. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (2nd Left) watches a basketball game between former US NBA basketball players and North Korean players of the Hwaebul team of the DPRK with Dennis Rodman (Right) at Pyongyang Indoor Stadium in this undated photo. (more...)
Saudi Arabia says airspace ban for Qatar flights was to protect citizens Saudi Arabia says airspace ban for Qatar flights was to protect citizens
- June 14, 2017

Pakistan's parliament last week passed a resolution urging the Pakistani government to help mediate the crisis , which could turn out to be disastrous for the regional security and stability. Qatar has denied the charges and said the restrictions violate global law. "We still have no clue what is behind these measures", he said. France has economic and military ties with Qatar and other Gulf states. (more...)
DUP agrees principles to back UK Conservatives DUP agrees principles to back UK Conservatives
- June 13, 2017

On the shadow cabinet, he said: 'It's a winning team, I think we should hold together'. "They want to see government providing that certainty and stability", she said. Two of her closest aides, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, who had been the focus of some criticism, resigned on Saturday. Corbyn said Labour would try to amend the Queen's Speech to include its own commitments to end austerity and boost public spending. (more...)
Trump not planning to invoke executive privilege to block Comey testimony
- June 13, 2017

The White House suggested on Friday afternoon there was a possibility that President Donald Trump would try to invoke executive privilege to block former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey from testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. (more...)
US opts out of G7 pledge committing to Paris climate accord US opts out of G7 pledge committing to Paris climate accord
- June 13, 2017

Grass covers the round table where environment ministers sit at the opening of a two-day G7 summit on the environment, in Bologna, Italy , Sunday, June 11, 2017. Pruitt left early to attend Trump's first full cabinet meeting today. "Good, we're for that", Brown said in a speech closing out his trip at Tsinghua University in Beijing on 8 June. (more...)
Maharashtra SSC Class 10th Result 2017: To be declared shortly at mahresult Maharashtra SSC Class 10th Result 2017: To be declared shortly at mahresult
- June 13, 2017

Over 17.66 lakh students appeared for Maharashtra SSC Class 10 exams/Maharashtra SSC Class 10th exams which were held from March 07 to March 29, 2017. A total of 17,27,496 students had appeared previous year, of which 89.56 percent had passed. Over 17 lakh students appeared for the examination from nine divisions of the state board including Pune, Mumbai , Nagpur, Nashik, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Konkan , Latur and Amravati. (more...)
Israel approves largest West Bank settlement construction in 25 years Israel approves largest West Bank settlement construction in 25 years
- June 13, 2017

Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman made the comments as Israel's government faced mounting pressure from leaders of the settlement movement, who wield heavy influence in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing coalition. "Israel's continued policy of settlement expansion is illegal under worldwide law" and the recent decision "further complicate the prospects for viable two-state solution", the bloc's foreign police chief Federica Mogherini said in a statement. (more...)
Conservatives, DUP agree to 'confidence and supply' deal on government
- June 12, 2017

When no party gains more than half the seats, there is a situation of a " hung Parliament " and the need to create coalitions. The Conservatives and the DUP , a socially conservative party that backed Brexit, are expected to work together on a vote-by-vote basis rather than enter a formal alliance. (more...)
Trump Says He Looks Forward to Working With Theresa May Trump Says He Looks Forward to Working With Theresa May
- June 12, 2017

The announcement came after May lost Downing St. chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, who resigned Saturday. Defence Minister Michael Fallon said he believed there was a majority in parliament for this Brexit plan. A confidence and supply deal would mean them backing the Government on its Budget and confidence motions, but could potentially lead to other issues being decided on a vote-by-vote basis. (more...)
IS kills two Chinese teachers kidnapped from Pakistan IS kills two Chinese teachers kidnapped from Pakistan
- June 12, 2017

China has also expressed concern about militants in Pakistan linking up with what China views as separatists in the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang, where hundreds have been killed in violence in recent years. But Beijing remains careful about "leaning too hard on Pakistan", said Small, senior fellow with the Asian programme of the German Marshall Fund of the US. (more...)