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Things to know about Jeff Sessions on eve of Senate hearing

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Trump's aides have dodged questions about whether conversations relevant to the Russian Federation investigation have been recorded, and so has the president. Although Sessions , a genteel 70-year-old from the southern state of Alabama, backed Trump's campaign, he was also one of the first administration officials to fly into turbulence. Read More »

Bank of Canada governor says low interest rates have done their job

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Very low unemployment, gains in factory output and other economic data pointing to a recovery in the US economy have led investors to believe that the central bank will lift rates. Financial-market volatility reflects the about-face this year in the Bank of Canada's outlook. Governor Stephen Poloz told the CBC in an interview broadcast Tuesday that rate cuts by the bank amid the oil-price slump have largely accomplished their goal of helping the economy. Read More »

India, Pak becoming SCO members will boost development

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Saturday arrived in Pakistan after concluding his two-day official visit to Astana , Kazakhstan. The member states reaffirmed their commitment to implementing the Treaty on Long-Term Good-Neighbourliness, Friendship and Cooperation of the SCO Member States and pledged to resolve border disputes through friendly consultations, it said. Read More »

Franken offers possible explanation for what 'covfefe' means

Trump, who is known for multiple faux pas in the past on Twitter , posted on May 31, 2017: "Despite the constant negative press covfefe ", most probably misspelling the word "coverage". Of course, it is hard to believe that covfefe was anything more than a mistake made by the president's Twitter-happy, tiny fingers. A figure named Covfefe the Strong used a new Twitter account to announce, "I have been summoned to this world". Read More »

Merkel says ready for Brexit talks, assumes United Kingdom sticking to its plan

The centre-right, pro-Brexit Democratic Unionist Party's 10 seats are enough to give May's right-wing Conservatives a fragile but workable majority, which May said would allow her to negotiate a successful exit from the EU. More importantly, Corbyn's message is far stronger than anyone expected, and it seems all but certain that he'll stay on as leader of the party for the foreseeable future. Read More »

A professor ate an actual book on TV for a insane reason

Ok, yes he didn't manage to secure the largest party, but some people were predicted the end of the Labour Party. Jeremy Corbyn received a standing ovation from his Labour Party colleagues when he entered the House of Commons on Tuesday afternoon for the first time since the general election . Read More »

Brexit talks may not start on time

DUP leader Arlene Foster said there had been "very good discussions" so far and she would travel to London to meet May on Tuesday. More delays would nearly certainly carry a cost, and there's something to May's stated desire to "get on with the job" - but there's also an edge of desperation to it. Read More »

British PM Theresa May to form government after party weakened by election

She would keep her cabinet's elite circle. Her office said later that the key finance, foreign, Brexit , interior and defence ministers would remain unchanged. Former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg, who was Deputy PM under David Cameron at the time , lost his seat in Parliament last night. At least, May could be forced to rethink her objectives in the negotiations, perhaps pushing for a softer break than the one she had sold to the public this spring. Read More »

UK PM May seen fighting for survival after election failure

Speaking at his north London constituency's election headquarters, Corbyn said May called the election to get a new mandate and the "mandate she got was one of lost support". Finding support in parliament inconsistent, she made a decision to do a little surprise election of her own. She said Brexit talks would begin on June 19 as scheduled, the same day as the formal reopening of parliament. Read More »

New Congressman avoids jail time for assaulting reporter

Gianforte must perform 40 hours of community service by November 28, complete 20 hours of anger management training and pay 385 USA dollars in fines and fees, the report said . Jacobs accepted Gianforte's apology but said he was concerned about the tone of political discourse in the U.S. Throughout the proceedings, Rich said he was trying to give Gianforte the same sentence he would give anyone who plead guilty to attacking someone unprovoked. Read More »

UK prime minister makes Cabinet appointments

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She named her Cabinet Sunday, keeping most of the ministers in their posts and even appointing an old adversary, Michael Gove, to the post of environment secretary. Tory MP Sarah Wollaston said on Twitter before the deal was announced that she would protect LGBT rights, support the right for women to choose and would oppose any teaching of creationism in schools. Read More »

Fort Campbell soldiers killed in gunfire in Afghanistan

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer acknowledged the deaths in his Monday briefing. Houck, 25, was from Baltimore. The Pentagon has declined to identify the shooter, but said the incident was under investigation. But in late April, two USA service members were killed and another wounded while conducting a joint raid in the Achin District, a Pentagon spokesman said. Read More »

SDF launch major offensive to capture ISIL-held Raqqa

Meanwhile, Iraqi forces are steadily routing Islamic State from its last redoubt in the city of Mosul, the largest city the group had controlled in Iraq. US -led coalition warplanes pounded Islamic State positions in the area. Silo said the assault had begun from the north, east and west of the city, which is bordered to the south by the River Euphrates. Read More »

Britain's May reaches 'outline' power deal after election

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According to media accounts, internal pressure on May led to the resignation on 10 June of the Prime Minister's two co-chiefs of staff, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, who have been blamed for their role in designing the Conservatives' campaign and the parliamentary setback. Read More »

AAA Michigan: Statewide average gas prices fall 9 cents

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That's about 35 cents less than it was at the same point previous year. The average price for gasoline in Georgia dropped for the 15th consecutive day Sunday, for a total discount of 3 cents since May 27. "Oil prices remain near 6-month lows as fundamentals remain weak- supply remains high even in light of production cuts from OPEC while demand has been mild, not remarkable". Read More »

Indian state writes off farm loans to end protests

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On the real farmers will be benefitted from the scheme of waiving the farm loans. Although the government's waiver program promises relief to debt-ridden farmers to help them from defaulting on their loans, Indian auditors in 2013 recorded corruption in the system. Read More »

Prime Minister Theresa May was clinging to power

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May called the election 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. The new arithmetic of the House of Commons will also makes Brexit negotiations more hard. And I think pretty much everyone thinks it is only a matter of time before she either resigns or is forced out by her own party. Read More »

Will not allow Kashmir-like stone pelting in MP: Shivraj

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With no violence reported in the State over the last 72 hours, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan ended his fast for peace on Sunday after 28 hours. It bolstered his image as a pro-farmer chief minister even though he had done little to assuage the woes of farmers. "He has appealed people especially farmers to shun the violence and come to him to discuss things". Read More »

After 6-Day War, An American Became A West Bank Settler

Israel has certainly been imperfect over the years, but at the conflict's core lies the Palestinian leadership's continued refusal to accept the legitimacy of Israel as a Jewish state and unwillingness to confront the substantive issues at the heart of the dispute. Read More »

Hillary 'cracks' covfefe: Secret note for Russian Federation

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Clinton didn't let President Trump's tweet go without a rebuttal. "They are a threat", Clinton said at the event near Los Angeles . As she had done previously, Clinton also chalked up her defeat to actions by then-FBI director James Comey , who she said dealt her campaign "a tremendous hit" when he briefly re-opened an investigation into her use of a private email account and server just days before the election. Read More »

United Kingdom exit poll says Conservatives will be largest party

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Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Conservatives in Scotland, told the BBC she had words with May over the DUP's record on LGBT rights. In Thursday's election the Conservatives won 318 of the 650 House of Commons seats, 12 fewer than the party had before the early election, and eight short of the 326 needed for an outright majority. Read More »

AAP protests in UP districts over MP farmers' killing

Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the procuring of farm produce below support price will be treated as a crime in the state. Same day, state agricultural minister Gauri Shankar Bisen said that it was not plausible to waive farm loans as the government was already giving farm loans at zero interest. Read More »

Trump Expected To Restrict Trade, Travel With Cuba

In particular, Axios describes the White House's policy to be a "big win" for Rubio "who tutored Trump on the issue (including in debates), and kept prodding for this announcement". Supporters of Obama's policy note that "normalization was never going to create democracy in Cuba overnight", in the words of Tomas Bilbao, the founder of a consulting firm that actively promotes U.S. Read More »

Merkel, minister stress US ties after critical Trump tweet

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The tweet follows a volley of criticism from Germany after the president concluded his first official tour overseas on Sunday, returning from Saudi Arabia , Israel, Brussels and then Italy for a G7 summit. "They are a firm pillar of our foreign and security policy, and Germany will continue to work to strengthen these relations". It is the "calling of our times to stand up to this man with everything that we represent", Social Democrat Martin Schulz , Merkel's main election challenger, ... Read More »

Three US soldiers killed in Afghanistan: Pentagon

In March, three American soldiers were wounded by an Afghan soldier at a base in Helmand province . Earlier this year, the top U.S. intelligence official said the security situation in Afghanistan will further deteriorate even if there is a modest increase in USA military support for Afghanistan. Read More »

North Korea 'most urgent' threat to security: US Defense Secretary

Also part of that contract is a plan for the MDA to launch missiles from Kodiak Island sometime this year as well, including a series of two test launches of the THAAD (Terminal High-Altitude Air Defense ) system this summer, which is being considered as a possible American defense against North Korea . Read More »

Syrian media claims that Baghdadi is dead

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Raqqa , his capital in Syria , is almost surrounded by a coalition of Syrian Kurdish and Arab groups . SDF forces have now captured three Raqqa city districts-Rumaniyah, Mashlab and Sabahiya-since the launch of their urban campaign last Tuesday. Read More »