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French leader Macron faces test in parliamentary elections

The Republicans are projected to have taken 20.9% of the vote, which is predicted to result in the party winning between 80-100 seats. Macron's rivals fretted that his majority will be so large that he'll have a free hand to govern France nearly unopposed for the duration of his five-year term. Lire la suite »

Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks

May called the snap election supposedly to "strengthen her hand" in the Brexit negotiations in the hope and expectation the Conservatives would increase their majority. "I think there's a strong possibility that the British government and the EU will make an agreement that will be as close as possible to what is presently there in the context of the Customs Union because I think they will see the implications [of not being in it]". Lire la suite »

London Mayor: 'Don't Roll Out Red Carpet' For Trump

In a second tweet, Trump said: "Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his "no reason to be alarmed" statement". "MSM [Mainstream media] is working hard to sell it!" Mr Khan responded by refusing to talk about Trump Jnr's scornful tweet in two separate interviews , saying: "I've been doing far more important things over the last 24 hours". Lire la suite »

Netanyahu: Israel Will Keep Control Over Golan Heights

Syria controls the eastern third of the territory, and Israel has failed to take control there. Netanyahu has said he still supports a two-state solution, but peace advocates allege his actions show otherwise. In six days, Israel had occupied three times more territory in the region than it did after the 1948 war, which had driven 700,000 Palestinians from their homeland. Lire la suite »

Russia Calls For Dialogue In Qatar Diplomatic Crisis

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Saudi Arabia and its allies have tried to isolate Qatar over its alleged support of militant groups and ties to Iran . Qatar is home to 11,000 USA troops and the Al Udeid Air Base, the main regional center for air operations against the terrorist group. Lire la suite »

Xbox One S now available with a $50 price price cut

Could Microsoft's marking down the basic Xbox One model hint at the Project Scorpio price? The Xbox E3 2017 briefing is expected to bring news on Project Scorpio, including its official name, price, and release date. EA is saving the full debut and reveal of Anthem , Bioware's new IP, rumored to be like Destiny and The Division , for Microsoft's conference tomorrow- it will be interesting to see how it leverages the power of Xbox Scorpio . Lire la suite »

British PM warned over risk to Irish peace of government deal

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Downing Street initially said a " confidence and supply " arrangement had been reached with the DUP, which will be put to the Cabinet for discussion on Monday. Senior party figures have cautioned against any immediate leadership challenge, saying it would only cause further disruption as Britain prepares to start Brexit negotiations as early as June 19. Lire la suite »

Sen. Schumer Invites Trump To Do Something Few Presidents Have Done

So I'm inviting him to come testify, and we could work that out. "He's the president of the United States and he's got to step up to the plate", Schumer said during the interview. But he and his legal team have not taken further steps. The president has said Comey's testimony vindicates his assertion that Trump himself wasn't personally under investigation. Lire la suite »

Donald Trump calls James Comey 'leaker', declares 'total vindication'

While Comey said Trump had lied about him, Trump didn't use that exact terminology in return on Friday. Legal experts questioned whether Mr Trump's private encounters with Comey could be considered privileged. "WOW, Comey is a leaker!" "And there would be nothing wrong if I did say it according to everybody that I read today ". For Preet Bharara - the U.S. Lire la suite »

Explained: How Jeremy Corbyn can still be Prime Minister

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May also reappointed an old adversary - Michael Gove, a former rival for the Conservative leadership whom May fired from the Cabinet when she took office past year. Former Conservative party leaders have warned any immediate leadership challenge would be too disruptive, but most commentators believe May can not survive in the long term. Lire la suite »

British PM's top aides quit after election disaster

However he acknowledged that the party would have to abandon much of the programme set out in the general election manifesto as it would no longer be able to get it through Parliament. The Conservatives won 318 seats in Thursday's vote, down from 331 in the 2015 vote, falling short of an overall majority in the 650-seat House of Commons. Lire la suite »

Cosby's accuser stands by her story under cross-examination

Constand and Johnson have been unable to recall or reconcile specific testimony that each provided ten or twenty years ago. "I think I've stated on the record that there was a lot of confusion trying to put a lot of dates together", Constand said in response to a question by defense lawyer Angela Agrusa . Lire la suite »

Trump goes on the attack after Comey testimony

Mr Trump tweeted on Friday in his first comments since Mr Comey appeared the day before at the Senate Intelligence Committee . "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication.and WOW, Comey is a leaker!" he tweeted early on Friday. Lire la suite »

UK's May secures deal to prop up government, loses key aides

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British Prime Minister Theresa May's gamble in calling an early election appeared Friday to have backfired spectacularly, after an exit poll suggested her Conservative Party could lose its majority in Parliament. Timothy said he took responsibility for the Conservative manifesto, including a plan for elderly social care that caused a backlash among many core voters. Lire la suite »

Comey's testimony adds to damaging perceptions

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One of these is Comey's assertion that the president said, "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting [Michael] Flynn go", in the Oval Office on February 14. In his testimony , Comey confirmed that the tarmac meeting was the deciding factor in making his announcement independently from the Department of Justice. Lire la suite »

What you need to know about Britain's surprising election

The pound has slumped 15% against the dollar since the day of the European Union referendum last June. With 636 of 650 seats in the House of Commons declared, the Conservatives had 310 to the Labour Party's 258. But we'll see. In this environment, it's nearly impossible to forecast what's going to happen in the next half hour, let alone in the next few months. Lire la suite »

Kuwait calls for dialogue to resolve Gulf crisis

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To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button below. " Qatar Petroleum , and its subsidiaries, wishes to affirm that it is conducting business as usual throughout all its upstream, midstream and downstream businesses and operations, and in all activities across all of QP's world-class facilities", the statement read . Lire la suite »

Qatar Airways profits hit $540 million before Gulf crisis

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El-Sissi's praise-filled phone call Saturday came after the US president echoed accusations made against Qatar by a Saudi-led group that cut diplomatic ties with the small oil-rich country earlier this week. Qatar hosts the Al-Udeid military base, the largest United States airbase in the Middle East. "You visited Moscow in April, and we then had a detailed discussion of main directions in futher development of the Russia-Qatar relations and the key aspects of the situation in the region", ... Lire la suite »

UK's May Uses Downing Street Back Entrance After Election Debacle

Davidson, one of the few Conservatives to emerge as a victor from the election after she increased the party's presence in Scotland, said she had demanded, and received, "categoric assurance" from May that the policy would not change. She said the government would start Brexit negotiations with the European Union as scheduled in 10 days' time . However, many top party officials have called for a "softer" process. Lire la suite »

Leftist leader quells rebellion in Britain's Labour with poll surge

DUP leader Arlene Foster confirmed she will enter talks with May in an effort to pursue "stability" in Parliament, without giving further details on the conditions for the party's support. But now that she's politically weaker, what'll happen with the Brexit deal? With the complex talks on the divorce from the European Union due to start in 10 days, it was unclear what their direction would now be and if the so-called "Hard Brexit" taking Britain out of a single market could still be ... Lire la suite »

Tottering Theresa May names new UK Cabinet as critics circle

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LONDON-The two top aides to British Prime Minister Theresa May resigned Saturday, shouldering some of the blame for an election that proved a disaster for the Conservative Party , a headache for Britain's exit from the European Union - and potentially a fatal blow to May's premiership. Lire la suite »