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Attorney General Jeff Sessions: I Wanted Comey Gone Before I Took Office

The former Alabama senator put in a shaky performance under questioning from his former colleagues during his confirmation hearing. He started with a declaration well suited to old-school newspaper ...

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Philippines says militants control 20 percent of besieged city

Philippines says militants control 20 percent of besieged city

The Palace confirmed on Tuesday that it knew of the Maute group's plan to take over Marawi City prior to the attack on May 23. It is largely abandoned now, with about 250,000 people having fled the ...

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At "Rough Night" premiere, Scarlett Johansson hangs with her one-time twin

Scarlett Johansson was shimmering at the premiere of her upcoming film Rough Night! The excited actress extended an invite to "Grandma Geraldine " for drinks and a little girls' night out. "I can'...

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Morocco king hails Kuwait mediation efforts amid crisis

Morocco king hails Kuwait mediation efforts amid crisis

The assertion came in a verbal message conveyed by Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita to Sheikh Sabah, who received Bourita in Kuwait City on Tuesday. On Sunday, Morocco declared its neutral pos...

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Melbourne shooting treated as terrorist attack

Australian police have said they are treating a deadly shooting and siege in Melbourne as a terrorist incident, after the self-styled Islamic State terrorist group said it was behind the attack. P...

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UK's Theresa May holds talks to seal government alliance

She made a self-depreciating joke after John Bercow was re-elected as the Speaker, quipping: "At least someone got a landslide". Instead, she found the opposition Labour Party unexpectedly making a ...

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Two US soldiers killed in attack by Afghan soldier

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed on Twitter that four U.S. soldiers were killed in the attack. "In (a) joint US-Afghan military operation". On Saturday, Afghan officials also confirm...

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Iran claims to have killed planner of Tehran terror attacks

Iran claims to have killed planner of Tehran terror attacks

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the suicide bombings and gun attacks on parliament and the mausoleum of the Islamic Republic's founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, on Wednesday. "The terro...

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Egypt committee approves deal on islands' transfer to Saudis

Egypt committee approves deal on islands' transfer to Saudis

The announcement of the deal brought rare but angry protests to the streets of Cairo with Egyptians describing the transfer of Tiran and Sanafir as a " sell out " by Sisi. The government has said th...

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North Korea releases jailed American student

The 56-year-old NBA Hall of Famer, who was heavily criticized for failing to raise the plight of a jailed U.S. missionary on a previous trip, said discussing detained United States citizens was "not...

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Scotland will be independent by 2025, says Sturgeon

NICOLA Sturgeon's comments came as it was claimed that her deputy is on course to lose his Commons seat next week. She described Theresa May as "the queen of u-turns" and said "a strong block of...

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South Korean President Moon Proposes 2030 World Cup In Region

Moon on Monday stressed the importance of cooperation with Japan in efforts to denuclearise North Korea and Nikai agreed, the South's presidential office said, while Suga said the two confirmed the ...

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Why Jeff Sessions says he can't talk

Comey discussed a host of issues surrounding Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, though his remarks also raised questions that were directed at Sessions on Tuesday. "Well, some of t...

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Suspected North Korean drone crashes after photographing US missile defence system

The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system, which is created to intercept and destroy ballistic missiles, is being deployed in Seongju in order to protect South Korea from ...

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Lawmakers fight back after McMaster vetoes money for school buses

Lawmakers fight back after McMaster vetoes money for school buses

McMaster served on commission from 1991 to 1994, and more recently made $492,000 helping to raise money for the recently-completed $80 million law school at the University of SC. The governor also str...

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Iran: Mastermind behind Tehran attacks killed

Iran: Mastermind behind Tehran attacks killed

In a condolence message ahead of a funeral for the victims, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the attack: "will not damage the Iranian nation's determination and the obvious result is nothing except an incr...

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Donald Trump invited to testify over James Comey, Russian meddling

Donald Trump invited to testify over James Comey, Russian meddling

Comey is unlikely to play any sort of direct role in the investigation now led by special counsel Robert Mueller , his predecessor as FBI director. Spicer told reporters Monday that it "depends o...

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British PM Theresa May's statement in Downing Street

British PM Theresa May's statement in Downing Street

May's party took the most parliamentary seats - 318 - in the UK's snap election that she called in April, but it failed to secure enough support to form a majority government, falling short of the...

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May's key ministers hold 'secret talks' with Labour to force soft Brexit

May's key ministers hold 'secret talks' with Labour to force soft Brexit

But late Monday afternoon, May suggested there may be some flexibility after all, promising in a contrite appearance before her party's backbenchers to "listen to all voices" in the party on Brexit ...

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Greenpeace in Spain protests Trump climate decision

The agreement, a partially legally-binding commitment, proposed to free the world of fossil fuels by the end of the century. Asked about America's decision to leave the 2015 climate accord, he said, "...

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Sessions brands Russia collusion claims a 'detestable lie'

Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein said in the hearing she was disturbed by the reports on the possible firing of Mueller, saying that to dismiss him "would be catastrophic". Such a move would create...

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Philippines says Islamic State controls 20% of besieged city

Philippines says Islamic State controls 20% of besieged city

Since early previous year, dozens of Indonesians and Malaysians have been abducted by armed men linked to the notoriously violent Abu Sayyaf rebel group in the Sulu Sea. "But I thought that we could n...

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What do the election results mean for Brexit?

What do the election results mean for Brexit?

Sources add that the meeting of the European Council on 22 June is the EU's new deadline for wanting to know May's plan now that she no longer holds a working majority. Putting on a courageous face af...

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Suspected North Korea drone took photos of USA missile-defense site

At the end of last month, North Korea released photos of a Scud-type missile being launched and falling into the water off the western coast of Japan - the third such show of military aggression in ...

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London attack: Police arrest 19-year-old man

Mr Haydon said it was hard to speculate to what end the attackers wore the belts, although it may have been to take hostages or as a defensive strategy. According to police, they look very authenti...

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Triumphant Corbyn declares Labour 'a government in waiting'

The Labour leader, who has insisted the Conservatives lost the election despite being the largest party, was photographed by Times columnist Giles Coren at the football practice in sunny north London ...

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Trump Says Comey Lying, Willing to Speak Under Oath

In his testimony to Congress last Thursday, Mr Comey laid bare on Capitol Hill months of distrust of the President , asserting that Mr Trump had fired him to interfere with the probe of Russia's ...

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Sessions to face sharp questions on Trump, Russia, Comey

The high stakes of Tuesday's hearing prompted speculation that Sessions would protect his private conversations with Trump by declaring executive privilege. Sessions is appearing on Capitol Hill for t...

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DUP hopeful of deal with Conservatives sooner rather than later, says Foster

DUP hopeful of deal with Conservatives sooner rather than later, says Foster

May hopes with the backing of the DUP her Conservatives will again command the majority they lost in last week's election. Talks between the DUP and the Conservatives continued in the Palace of We...

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Dennis Rodman Says He's On 'Mission' In New Visit To North Korea

President Donald Trump with perhaps his most pressing security worry. "Mr. Warmbier is en route to the USA where he will be reunited with his family", the statement said . "Please, people in the ...

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