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All Washington is agog over what fired FBI Director James Comey's memos might tell us about President Trump , but Wisconsinite Reince Priebus might be vulnerable as well, as the Daily Beast has reported . Did Comey violate executive privilege by testifying in the Senate and disclosing his conversations with the president? The probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election has ensnared close aides of the president and has vast-ranging political and geopolitical implications.
  • 50 years today since the start of the 1967 Middle East War

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    Shapiro and Stern believe coming to a consensus on borders and strong, peace-minded leadership from both the Israelis and Palestinians will create the safest and most successful two-state solution. "At the same time, it has also meant 50 years of statements and worldwide resolutions that Israel, the occupying power, has insisted on violating with impunity", he said.
  • Heavy rains fall as ships, locals search Myanmar crash site

    Heavy rains fall as ships, locals search Myanmar crash site

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    A military officer said strong currents has made it hard for boats to reach the shore, so numerous bodies may have to be airlifted to land. The ship carried 14 crew members and 106 passengers, mostly families of military personnel. Myanmar's former junta bought several Y8s during their 50 years of isolated rule, when they were squeezed by Western sanctions. The plane's maker, China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation, has pledged to assist with investigations into the ...
  • Australia launches terror probe after deadly Melbourne siege

    Australia launches terror probe after deadly Melbourne siege

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    A gunman who killed a man and took a woman hostage before dying in a police shootout had been acquitted of plotting a terror attack at a Sydney army base years earlier, police said Tuesday, June 6, 2017 . "We're always concerned about copy cats", Australia's acting police commissioner Michael Phelan said, according to NBC. The woman he took hostage was an escort he'd hired, and she managed to escape the ordeal unharmed.
  • Labour closing gap in opinion polls after 'wobbly week' for Tories

    Labour closing gap in opinion polls after 'wobbly week' for Tories

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    Some tough questions for the Labour leader. Mr Corbyn said: "I have not supported any of those organisations". Prime Minister Theresa May pledged to prioritize overhauling Britain's technical education system if she wins Thursday's election as a way to give students alternative career paths to a university education.
  • British Pound Forecasts v Euro and Dollar on Hung Parliament

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    Theresa May was hoping for a landslide but in the early hours of Friday she was confronted with the chaotic prospect of a hung parliament - or a small Tory majority at best - after the first projected United Kingdom election result. "With all those caveats repeated, I think Theresa May continues to be the dominant figure in the Conservative party ". The pro-European Liberal Democrats , who have campaigned for a second referendum that could keep Britain in the European Union, were ...
  • North Korea Fires Missiles, Slams Trump's 'Egotism'

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    Pyongyang is trying to develop missiles capable of reaching the USA mainland and the Washington Post reports that the pace of testing has been relentless: There were three missile launches in May, making it 16 for the year, meaning Kim Jong Un has now ordered nearly as many launches in 2017 alone as father Kim Jong Il ordered during his 17 years as the country's supreme leader.
  • London Bridge Attack CCTV Shows Armed Officers Gun Down Assailants

    London Bridge Attack CCTV Shows Armed Officers Gun Down Assailants

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    The measures were announced Thursday as the summer music season gets into full swing. On the night of the attack, staff pretended to lock the doors in a move that was thought to protect 20 customers inside. The trio disappear from view as a passerby appears to stumble away from the pub. The arrests were made as security - along with Brexit - became the dominant issue for the 46 million eligible voters who cast their votes today in the general election in the UK.
  • United Kingdom election: Theresa May could lose parliamentary majority, exit poll shows

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    But several parties have already said they will not work with the Conservatives, including the the Liberal Democrats, who are projected to win 14 seats. "But equally it's quite hard to see how Labour could put together a coalition". "The FTSE 100 played catch-up as well, falling below the low of today's session as traders digested the potential for a hung parliament", says Chris Beauchamp, Chief Market Analyst at IG.
  • Japan's parliament clears way for emperor's abdication

    Japan's parliament clears way for emperor's abdication

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    In doing so, it will consider opinions by the Imperial Household Council, which includes imperial family members, the prime minister, top officials of both chambers of the Diet and justices at the Supreme Court. "The one-off law is a result of political compromises, but it will become a precedent for future abdications", said Setsu Kobayashi, a constitutional expert and professor emeritus at Japan's Keio University.