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Angus King was pressing Comey about how he interpreted phrases President Donald Trump used in a one-on-one February dinner, in which Trump urged Comey to drop the probe into just-fired national security adviser Mike Flynn. That's exactly the same situation. "Yes", Comey replied, before referencing a request by Henry II in 1170. The former friends butted heads on an increasing range of issues from church reforms, its relationship with the Crown and certain powers the archbishop could hold.
  • Angela Merkel says EU ready for Brexit negotiations and wants quick resolution

    Angela Merkel says EU ready for Brexit negotiations and wants quick resolution

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    In the letter addressed to UK's May, Tusk said the "urgent task now is to conduct the negotiations on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union". The German chancellor said the European Union wants talks to progress "quickly" and warned it will defend the interests of its members during the looming divorce proceedings.
  • La justicia autorizó a Maduro a convocar la Constituyente sin referendo previo

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    Tras las declaraciones de Ortega esta jornada, dos magistrados del TSJ se han sumado a sus críticas a la convocatoria a una Constituyente , los jueces Danilo Mojica y Marisela Godoy. La convocó el 1 de mayo y poco después el Consejo Nacional Electoral (CNE) anunció una elección para fines de julio para elegir a 545 miembros de esa Constituyente .
  • Trump affirms commitment to NATO's Article 5

    Trump affirms commitment to NATO's Article 5

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    President Donald Trump on Friday said he would back NATO's collective defense charter , a few weeks after he refused to endorse it on a trip to Brussels. Trump will be taking a second foreign trip soon, this time to Poland and then Germany for a G-20 summit in Hamburg. The president's endorsement of NATO's collective defense mechanism came weeks after he put members of the alliance on edge during his first trip overseas.
  • Afghan Soldier Kills Three US Soldiers in Nangarhar

    Afghan Soldier Kills Three US Soldiers in Nangarhar

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    According to Attahullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the governor of the province of Nangarhar, two soldiers were killed and two wounded in the attack, and one of the wounded died later. American troops have partnered with Afghan soldiers in raids against IS Khorasan, claiming the local offshoot of the jihadist group based in Iraq and Syria is steadily losing ground in Afghanistan.
  • Extremists to be segregated in NSW jail

    Extremists to be segregated in NSW jail

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    Corrective Services NSW Commissioner Peter Severin says the number of prisoners on terror related charges has more than doubled since 2013, with 33 out of 45 prisoners in custody over terror related offences at the high security jail. On Sunday NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced $47 million in funding to build a new jail within Goulburn's SuperMax prison for radicalised inmates as part of next week's budget.
  • Battle for IS 'Capital' Raqqa Begins

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    Spokesperson for the Syriac Military Council, G. Kino, said the battle for Raqqa would open a "new chapter in the history of Syria and especially for the civilians". The Raqqa campaign has been the source of tension between the U.S. and Turkey, which fears growing Kurdish influence in northern Syria and has lobbied Washington to abandon its Kurdish YPG allies.
  • Several Arrests Made at Anti-Islamic Law Rallies Across US

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    In Syracuse, N.Y., marchers turned out to support President Donald Trump , and they were met by other demonstrators who are calling the rallies anti-Muslim bigotry. Giant letters spelling out "Trump" loomed on the high-rise over the more than 100 protesters. "This is very antagonistic", U.C. Santa Cruz student Sabina said.
  • Kosovo votes amid thorny border issues and talks with Serbia

    Kosovo votes amid thorny border issues and talks with Serbia

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    A total of 19 parties, five coalitions and backers of two citizens' initiatives are running in the election. Polling stations opened at 7am (05:00 GMT) and will close at 7pm (17:00). In a calm election campaign, nearly all the political parties promised to boost economic growth to up to 8 percent a year and to raise public sector wages by up to 40 percent.
  • Temer será interrogado por presunta corrupción

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    Temer , pese a estar contra las cuerdas, dice que no renunciará. El Ministerio de Justicia de Brasil supervisa a la Policía federal brasileña que lidera, junto a los fiscales federales, las investigaciones por corrupción y sobornos englobadas en el caso conocido como Lava Jato , que ahora también incluyen al mandatario del país sudamericano.
  • Merkel: EU ready for Brexit negotiations

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    European Union leaders fear Prime Minister Theresa May's shock loss of her majority in the snap British election she called will delay Brexit talks due to start this month and raise the risk of negotiations failing. After the election result, European Council president Donald Tusk warned Britain might end up with no deal on its withdrawal arrangements or future trade if it did not open negotiations in time.
  • 'No panic yet' after pound hit by election shock

    'No panic yet' after pound hit by election shock

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    The uncertainty has spread as the pound fell against the US Dollar and the Euro, leaving it at just below $1.27 and €1.135. With no parties showing majority in the June 8 UK General Election, the pound was down sharply as traders reacted to the early results, a media report said.
  • Theresa May's Chiefs of Staff Resign After Election Results

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    The Conservatives and the DUP , which is socially conservative and backs Brexit , are expected to work together on a vote-by-vote basis rather than enter a formal alliance. Play to your base, insult your opponents: It's a tactic beloved of many, including President Donald Trump . Early favourites for the role as Party leader include Boris Johnson , Amber Rudd and David Davis .
  • Iran has sent five planes of vegetables to Qatar

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    Iran voiced readiness to provide Qatar with whatever food products the Arab country needs immediately after Saudi Arabia and a number of others broke off relations with Qatar, which relies heavily on importing food. It said Qatar was acting in "accordance with its firm beliefs and principles". On Saturday, Amnesty International warned of the " heartbreak and fear " being suffered by potentially thousands of ordinary individuals because of the political dispute in the Gulf that has isolated ...
  • London Bridge Attacker Attempted to Rent Large Truck

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    Eight people were killed and dozens were injured. A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: "Police were called shortly after 2:00pm on Monday, 5 June, to a man reportedly in possession of three large knives who had boarded a bus travelling on Barking Road".
  • Three US soldiers killed in Afghan 'insider attack'

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    The incident is under investigation and the identities of the fallen soldiers were not released. The shooting occurred in the Achin district of Nangarhar province, where US special forces have been fighting alongside Afghan troops against Islamic State and Taliban militants, said Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the Nangarhar provincial governor.
  • McConnell Says Senate Nears Obamacare Bill as GOP Doubts Linger

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    But Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch of Utah said that while Republicans are talking with the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office on various ideas, "we are not there yet". One of her collaborators is Portman, whose state also expanded Medicaid and who, like Heller and Capito, spoke out repeatedly against the House bill's treatment of the Medicaid expansion.
  • Saudi Arabia bloc issues terror list of groups, people linked to Qatar

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    An initial report from Qatar's Interior Ministry late Wednesday said the website of the Qatar News Agency was first hacked in April with "high techniques and innovative methods". President Trump, in two tweets on Monday, endorsed the actions against Qatar . "If anyone thinks they are going to impose anything on my internal affairs or my internal issues, this is not going to happen", Sheikh Mohammed said.
  • US joins Philippines fighting Islamic militants in besieged city

    US joins Philippines fighting Islamic militants in besieged city

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    Friday's ferocious, street-to-street gunbattles with the militants saw 13 troops killed, in a dramatic surge in the toll from the conflict, Philippine military spokesmen said. Philippine military officials say the violence has left at least 138 militants and 58 government troops dead. "Forty other marines were wounded", he said.
  • Theresa May pierde a dos fieles tras la derrota electoral

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    Los unionistas norirlandeses y los conservadores pactaron los "principios de un borrador de acuerdo " para apoyar a un gobierno de May cuando el Parlamento reinicie sus sesiones la próxima semana, un documento que el lunes será evaluado por el gabinete de la primera ministra.
  • Journalist ordered to pay Benjamin Netanyahu damages for libel

    Journalist ordered to pay Benjamin Netanyahu damages for libel

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    Alcalay said the fact that Sarna did not try to corroborate the account was irresponsible and did not buy into the argument that Facebook posts should not be regarded the same as accounts published by established news organizations. "He crossed the line", Netanyahu said of Sarna, who writes for the mass circulation Yedioth Ahronoth, a newspaper often critical of the Israeli leader.
  • Ex-wife of London attacker 'saddened and numbed'

    Ex-wife of London attacker 'saddened and numbed'

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    Xavier Thomas, 45, was crossing the bridge with his partner Christine Delcros on Saturday night when he is feared to have been run down by the terror trio. Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido said Wednesday during an interview with Spanish public radio that he found it odd that the identification was taking so long.
  • UK PM May seen fighting for survival after election failure

    UK PM May seen fighting for survival after election failure

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    In the European Union referendum, voters in Southgate had voted strongly to stay in the European Union, with 62% backing remain and 38% leave though Burrowes had campaigned to leave. The rebellion of young people had a lot to do with the way in which my generation decided and damaged their future in last year's European Union referendum.
  • Gulf nations may let some Qataris stay amid diplomatic rift

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    Sheikh Mohammed said his aim was to inform Russian Federation about "illegal measures" taken against Qatar. A letter submitted in the filing by Ashcroft Law Firm partner Michael Sullivan said the firm's work would "include crisis response and management, program and system analysis, media outreach, education and advocacy regarding the client's historical, current and future efforts to combat global terror and its compliance goals and accomplishments".
  • ¿Se queda o se va Theresa May?

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    De confirmarse, el resultado sería un revés para May , quien convocó a elecciones anticipadas con la esperanza de incrementar su mayoría y fortalecer la postura británica en las negociaciones para abandonar la Unión Europea . Luego de las negociaciones pertinentes, May se someterá a una moción de confianza en el Parlamento . El pool de Sky News, ITV Y BBB, realizado por Mori y GFF, no le otorga una mayoría a la primera ministra Theresa May frente al laborista Jeremy Corbyn al ...
  • Daniel Coats: 'I Have Never Been Pressured' By Trump To Intervene

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    Before Thursday's hearing with former FBI Director James Comey , the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will hear from the Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats , National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers, and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Wednesday as they testify about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act , or FISA.
  • Philippines' Duterte not aware of US support against Islamists in Marawi

    Philippines' Duterte not aware of US support against Islamists in Marawi

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    P hilippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday he was not aware the USA government was providing assistance to government troops in its battle against Islamist militants in a southern city. The seizure of Marawi City on May 23 has alarmed South-East Asian nations, who fear that ISIL, facing setbacks in Syria and Iraq, is establishing a stronghold on the Philippine island of Mindanao that could threaten the whole region.
  • España ratificó su respaldo al Acuerdo de París

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    Lorenzo sostuvo que la declaración surgió "tras el anuncio realizado por el presidente de los Estados Unidos , Donald Trump , de que su gobierno se retirará del Acuerdo de París ". Sin embargo, el actual mandatario norteamericano decidió retirar a su país del acuerdo, a pesar del importante rol que diversos estudios señalan que la industria norteamericano produce el 21 por ciento de los gases que generan el efecto invernadero y ubican a Estados Unidos como el segundo país del mundo que ...
  • Theresa May's two closest advisers quit after election loss

    Theresa May's two closest advisers quit after election loss

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    Speaking after her Friday afternoon visit to Buckingham Palace to meet Queen Elizabeth II , Theresa May indicated her intention to form a government with the support of the DUP. "It will work to keep our nation safe and secure by delivering the change that I set out following the appalling attacks in Manchester and London ".
  • Will Trump Testify? Comey's Senate Hearing May Have Started A Chain Reaction

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    Trump lashed out at Comey, dubbing him a "leaker" for indirectly providing reporters with the contents of his memos summarizing their private conversations in the weeks before he was sacked. Comey said he did so after Trump suggested in a tweet that their conversations may have been recorded. He portrayed Trump as a chief executive dismissive of the FBI's independence and made clear that he interpreted Trump's request to end an investigation into his former national security adviser as ...
  • Cambiemos lanzó

    Cambiemos lanzó "Vamos Juntos", el espacio para la campaña porteña

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    Carrió y Rodríguez Larreta hablaron tras desayunar con Macri y vecinos en el Patio de los Lecheros. " Yo soy peatona, camino la Ciudad ", señaló Carrió y tuvo tiempo para chicanear: "Decir la verdad te quita arrugas". La diputada nacional aseguró que "Cambiemos hizo una gran revolución histórica en paz" al participar del cierre del congreso de la Coalición Cívica ARI porteña y vaticinó que en las elecciones de octubre habrá un nuevo triunfo en la ciudad, provincia y la Nación .
  • Top two aides to British PM Theresa May quit

    Top two aides to British PM Theresa May quit

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    Gavin Barwell, a former housing minister, replaces joint chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill . The Prime Minister needs "diplomats, not street fighters", in a negotiation like Brexit , she added. "We were not talking to the people who chose to vote for Labour ", he said. "But I would like to make clear that the freakish media reports about my own role in the policy s inclusion are wrong: it had been the subject of many months of work within Whitehall, and it was not my personal ...
  • Circling around United States embeds, Syrian forces reach Iraq border

    Circling around United States embeds, Syrian forces reach Iraq border

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    On Thursday, the US shot down an armed drone it said had attacked its units embedded with local opposition forces in the region. Sources say that the Syrian government forces circled around US backed Syrian rebels caught up in its offensive against #Raqqa and reached the Iraqi border earlier on Friday.
  • Theresa May confirma que continuará en el puesto tras elecciones

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    La primera ministra británica, Theresa May , se veía obligada a luchar para mantenerse en el poder después de que su fracasada apuesta electoral minara su autoridad y hundiera al país en una importante crisis política días antes de que comiencen las negociaciones para abandonar la Unión Europea .
  • Kabul to Host Peace Summit after Week of Deadly Violence

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    Another 15 were wounded in the bombing which took place outside a mosque in the western city. Even as Mr. Ghani began to speak at the Kabul Process meeting, attended by 24 countries, including India, militants launched a rocket that landed inside the compound of the Indian Embassy in the diplomatic zone.
  • U.S. considers quitting UN Human Rights Council

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    John Fisher, the head of the Human Rights Watch, has said that they expect the US Ambassador will call for reforms. He added that "we have a long way to go" for change there and also at the Human Rights Council which he said "has been hijacked as a weapon against Israel " and in UNESCO "where they seek to rub out the history of the Jewish people".
  • MacBook: Apple upgrades its thinnest, lightest laptop

    MacBook: Apple upgrades its thinnest, lightest laptop

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    Here's a quick look. This was perhaps the most surprising announcement at WWDC 2017. While I haven't spent as much time editing on it yet as I inevitably will, and can't weigh in on how wear and tear and extended use will affect it over time, over the past couple days the new iMac was able to handle short, 4K videos and professional-grade photo editing without any lags, glitches, or overall frustration.
  • Confirma Theresa May que permanecerá en cargo

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    A pesar de que los conservadores fueron los más votados, seguidos por los laboristas , encabezados por Jeremy Corbyn , May perdió más de 12 escaños , por lo que ahora intenta generar alianzas estratégicas con otros partidos. Esto a sólo 10 días de que comiencen las negociaciones para la salida de Reino Unido de la Unión Europea , lo cual ha puesto sobre la mesa la incertidumbre sobre quién formará el nuevo gobierno y cuál será la dirección que tomará el Brexit .
  • Gobierno uruguayo presentará rendición de cuentas al Frente Amplio

    Gobierno uruguayo presentará rendición de cuentas al Frente Amplio

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    Juan Andrés Roballo, prosecretario de la Presidencia, declaró a los periodistas al término de un Consejo de Ministros especial, que la proyección presupuestal se pautó solo para el año 2018. Explicó que por esa razón no se puede anunciar detalles ahora. “En esa reunión se presentarán los temas de fondo y el esquema de trabajo de aquí en más en lo que tiene que ver con la etapa de presentación y luego de discusión y sanción en el Parlamento”.
  • Europa le pide a Reino Unido que reflexione sobre el Brexit

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    La oficina de May ha dicho que los miembros de mayor jerarquía de su gabinete _entre ellos el secretario del Tesoro, Philip Hammond; el responsable de Relaciones Exteriores, Boris Johnson, y la ministra de Interior, Amber Rudd_ mantendrán sus puestos, pero se espera que May renueve a los titulares de las carteras menores.