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UK election: Theresa May clings on, appoints new ministers

The early election was meant to strengthen the British Conservative Party's hand in the lead-up to Brexit negotiations , but it has backfired spectacularly. But it will be another blow to the prime minister, who has been heavily reliant on their advice and support since her previous job as home secretary. Lire la suite »

Theresa May: I wanted different result, but now I'll lead


May wanted to win explicit backing for her stance on Brexit , which involves leaving the EU's single market and imposing restrictions on immigration while trying to negotiate free trade deal with the bloc. She did not, however, provide details of the nature of the alliance with the DUP. That view was echoed by former chancellor George Osborne, sacked from the Cabinet by Mrs May and now editor of the Evening Standard. Lire la suite »

2 arrested in Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36


Almena, the operator of the warehouse, and Max Harris have each been charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter. District Attorney Nancy O'Malley declined to say if more charges were coming. Criminal defense attorney Dan Horowitz tells the paper that prioritizing the tenants, who arguably bore more direct responsibility, was wise. Firefighters and other city officials also were called to the property and adjacent buildings. Lire la suite »

Graham: 'Frustrating' Trump Keeps Talking About Investigation


President", Graham said. He said Trump's tweeting is a source of frustration for Republicans. The latest twist came this past week, when fired FBI Director James Comey testified that he felt Trump pressured him repeatedly to drop the criminal probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Lire la suite »

Jeff Sessions set for grilling on Russia, Comey


And, like his previous hearings , he made it hard for Democrats and Republicans to extract clear victories beyond what he wanted to tell. The hearing was likely to fuel claims that Trump's ultimate aim was to quash the investigation, though Comey specifically said he didn't believe anyone at the White House asked him to do so. Lire la suite »

Scotland 'must have a choice' on independence, says Sturgeon


Sturgeon , who said she wants an independent Scotland to be a full member of the European Union, argues that a new choice is needed because Scots voted to stay in the bloc in a referendum last June, at odds with the overall vote to leave. The party opposed plans to increase the state pension age beyond 66, calling instead for the establishment of an independent savings and pension commission to ensure pensions and savings policies are "fit for purpose". Lire la suite »

Trump Says Comey Lying, Willing to Speak Under Oath


He further denied ever asking Comey for his "loyalty", contradicting Comey's detailed sworn testimony about a private dinner the two men had in the White House. "You're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer, don't worry", Trump said. Others, however, have argued that would be obstruction of justice. Lire la suite »

President Trump said United Kingdom election results were 'surprising'


U.K. Independence Party said " Theresa May has put Brexit in jeopardy". The best-selling Sun newspaper said senior members of the party had vowed to get rid of May, but would wait at least six months because they feared a leadership contest could propel Labour into power under Corbyn, who supports renationalisation of key industries and higher taxes for business and top earners. Lire la suite »

Trump accuses Qatar of funding terrorism "at a very high level"

In an interview with Fox News, Meshal Bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar's Ambassador to the United States , said he welcomes the secretary's remarks and said Qatar has prosecuted extremists. But he also warned the response - Bahrain, Egypt , Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates cut diplomatic ties on Monday and are trying to blockade Qatar by air and sea - could be counterproductive. Lire la suite »

DUP to support minority British government after 'confidence and supply' deal reached


The pound, at $1.295 Thursday before the election results, is down to $1.2741. May's office had no immediate comment on the PA report. It is far from guaranteed to vote the deal through."A failure to get legislation through parliament could eventually result in the need for another election.Party insiders are placing bets on how long May will last, less than a year after Britain's surprise referendum decision propelled her into Downing Street". Lire la suite »

Nadal and Wawrinka set for mouth-watering showdown


Having beaten world No 1 Andy Murray with a majestic display of power in the semi-final, third seed Wawrinka arrived full of confidence as, at 32, he tried to become the oldest French Open victor since Andres Gimeno in 1972. Although Wawrinka said Nadal was the favourite, he pointed out that both players will be nervous come Sunday. "I know that mentally, when I'm there, it's hard to beat me". Lire la suite »

Mastermind of Tehran Attack Has Been Killed: Iran

Up to 50 people have been arrested in Iran in connection with terrorist attacks in Tehran last week that left 17 people dead. On Thursday, Iran's Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said investigators were working to determine whether Saudi Arabia had a role Wednesday's attacks but said it was too soon to say if that was the case. Lire la suite »

US Special Forces Join Battle for Marawi in Philippines


Military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jo-Ar Herrera spoke about the presence of United States forces in the battle, but told a news conference on Saturday: "They are not fighting". At least 21 civilians have been killed, including a boy who was hit by suspected militant gunfire inside a Marawi mosque where his family had taken refuge, Padilla said. Lire la suite »

Des forces anti-EI entrent dans l'ouest de Raqa — Syrie


La base de la "division 17" est une caserne de l'armée syrienne prise par l'EI en juillet 2014. Les FDS, qui ont mis sept mois à encercler la ville avant de lancer l'assaut, ont mené une nouvelle attaque sur cette position militaire avec l'appui des raids de la coalition menée par les États-Unis, selon l'OSDH . Lire la suite »

U.S. investigators seek Trump-Comey conversation memos

Trump, his arms waving, objected to Comey's testimony that the president repeatedly pressed him for his "loyalty" during a private White House dinner. "He's a leaker", the President said in his response, tersely summarising what he felt was learned during Comey's testimony. And, despite Trump's low approval ratings nationally, his core base of supporters remains firmly behind him. Lire la suite »

Trump won't say if conversations with Comey were taped

Hours after accusing former FBI Director James Comey of committing perjury, a defiant President Donald Trump said he was willing to testify under oath about their conversations. The former FBI director also appeared to confirm Trump's statements that, on three occasions, Comey told the president he was not personally under investigation with regard to Russian Federation. Lire la suite »

Trump says Comey lied under oath, remains coy on 'tapes'

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Well, I didn't say that . "Frankly, James Comey confirmed a lot of what I said , and some of the things he said just weren't true". When Mueller initially took over the FBI's investigation, he enlisted the help of prosecutors with deep experience investigating corporate fraud, Watergate and the mafia, among other matters. Lire la suite »

UK prime minister makes Cabinet appointments

A number of high-profile government figures including Philip Hammond and Boris Johnson have already confirmed they are keeping their jobs in the wake of an election that saw the Tories lose 13 seats. The DUP are a devoutly unionist and right-wing party, and crucially the only "natural" ally from which the Conservatives could seek support. The alliance makes some modernizing Conservatives uneasy. Lire la suite »