stayontheblack.com

World

A look at what a hung Parliament means for Britain

Democratic Unionist Party says it is their best performance ever securing nearly 1/3 of all votes cast in Northern Ireland. But May made clear she would struggle on and seek to govern after receiving Unionist assurances. At the start of the campaign it looked as if she might pull off a landslide victory, but opinion polls showed the race tightening, and May came under criticism for running an aloof campaign that took the voters for granted.

World

What was James Comey thinking when he met with Trump?

But when asked directly whether Trump would invoke executive privilege to block Comey from speaking, she said, "The president will make that decision". Should the President assert this privilege, Congress and Comey might argue that the doctrine doesn't apply here if the discussion was related to a criminal attempt to obstruct justice.

World

Iran Investigating Saudi Role In Attacks

Documents and equipment "for carrying out terrorist operations" were also seized, the ministry said in a statement . "The terrorists were on the payroll of Saudi Arabia", he insisted. He said anti-Iranian remarks by Saudi Arabia's foreign minister and President Trump are a " matter of disgrace " for them. The "spilled blood of the innocent will not remain unavenged", the Revolutionary Guard statement said.

World

George Osborne: Theresa May is a 'dead woman walking'

Mr Osborne, who was sacked by May and is now editor of the London Evening Standard , said there was now no majority in the Commons for a " hard Brexit ", following Thursday's General Election. "We are going to put down a substantial amendment to the Queen's speech which will be the main points of our manifesto so we will invite the House to consider all the issues we've put forward - jobs-first Brexit, policies for young people and on austerity", he told the BBC.

World

Plane lands safely in Sydney with hole in engine casing

The phrase "engine number one f*****" can be heard twice in the audio, news.com reported. "I was really scared". I was really scared. "Our group was terrified", one unidentified passenger told Seven News. China Eastern Airlines has been contacted for comment. Today the passengers will be arranged to fly to their destinations on either China Eastern flights or other airlines.

World

Qatar Airways profits $540 million, braces for Gulf crisis

Iran earlier sent five aircraft carrying food products to Qatar, as well as three ships carrying 350 tonnes of food. The port of Dayyer is Iran's closest port to Qatar. This will come as a relief to the more than 11,000 people from Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain living in Qatar. "For potentially thousands of people across the Gulf, the effect of the steps imposed in the wake of this political dispute is suffering, heartbreak and fear", Amnesty International has said.

World

French president tries to ease Gulf dispute

The long-simmering dispute took on new proportions after Qatar's ruling emir, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, was quoted in the country's state news agency praising Israel and Iran, two of Saudi Arabia's biggest adversaries. During a media talk in Kazakhstan recently, Sharif had asserted that Pakistan enjoys cordial relations with Saudi Arabia, Iran and Qatar, and will do its best to ease out the tension between the Arab countries.

World

Davis stays on as UK Brexit Secretary

Earlier, Brussels' chief negotiator Michel Barnier has said the talks would begin when Britain was ready, suggesting he would consider a short delay. SIEGEL: The Conservatives evidently plan to govern with the Democratic Unionists, the dominant Protestant party in Northern Ireland providing the few votes in the House of Commons that they'll need to have a working majority.

World

Protesters march for equality during LGBTQ Pride Month

Estrellia Sanchez, a transgender woman from Atlanta who was born and raised in Mexico, said she attended the march to fight on multiple fronts - through her passions for immigration reform, prison reform and transgender rights. Following the rally on the Courthouse Square, most of the participants took part in a march through downtown Lexington. "No matter what folks in Frankfort have to say or what folks in Washington, D.C., have to say, we will not protest them".

World

British police arrest man in London Bridge attack investigation

The Italian daily Corriere della Sera yesterday reported that Zaghba had been stopped in Italy while trying to go to Syria on March 15 previous year. But he successfully got them back after a court determined there wasn't enough evidence to arrest him. Italian authorities said Zaghba had been stopped and questioned in Italy but had not been charged with any crime.

World

Trump Breaks Silence On Comey: 'WOW, Comey Is A Leaker!'

Trump, who had not posted on his Twitter account since Comey accused the administration of spreading "lies", struck back with an early morning tweet in which he said, "Wow, Comey is a leaker". They're coming after America, which I hope we all love equally. It's too soon for polls gauging reaction to Comey's testimony yesterday but the clip below that's being circulated by the RNC gives you a clue how it'll go, in case there was a shred of doubt.

World

Trump commits to NATO mutual defense after hesitating

U.S. President Donald Trump publicly confirming for the first time his commitment to NATO's Article 5 , which requires members of the alliance to defend each other if they come under attack. "I'd put it in the "better late than never" category", said Jeff Rathke, a retired career foreign service officer at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

World

UK police release people arrested after London attack without charge

Redouane was not known to the authorities, according to the police. Abz, a father of two children, appeared to pray to an Islamic State flag in a London park in a TV documentary about the behaviour and motivations of British extremists.

World

Nicola Sturgeon: Theresa May has "lost all authority and credibility"

Labour and the Liberal Democrats adopted the same message as the Conservatives by concentrating on opposing secession, and all did well on Thursday night. She lost her parliamentary majority following a late surge for left-wing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn . Davidson credits her "outsider's eye" for being able to overhaul the Scottish party after winning the leadership in 2011, and an ability to call a spade a spade.

World

Rex Tillerson urges easing of blockade against Qatar

Qatar has vowed to ride out the isolation imposed on it by fellow Arab states and said it would not compromise its sovereignty over foreign policy to resolve the region's biggest diplomatic crisis in years. Tillerson said the blockade was "impairing United States and other worldwide business activities in the region", and had also caused inadvertent humanitarian consequences.

World

Hamilton, ready for fight, tops first practise

Teams will have the same three types of ultra-soft, super-soft and soft compound tyres that Mercedes , and Hamilton in particular, struggled with in Monaco and Russian Federation, the only other race this year the Briton has finished off the podium.

World

Police show the knives wielded in London terror rampage

As the fallout from the atrocity continued, all eight people killed in the massacre were identified, while a further 10 victims remain in a critical condition. The trio were wearing hoax suicide belts made of plastic water bottles wrapped in grey duct tape. Police are hunting any possible accomplices in the attack in which three men mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge and then launched a knife rampage.

World

Collins calls Trump request to drop Flynn case 'truly outrageous'

So let's take things one by one. Comey took the Times and other media outlets to task, however, testifying that "there have been many , many stories about Russian Federation ... He did not ask Comey to fill him in on Russian subversion, he only wanted to know if anyone was coming after him. Nancy Pelosi implied that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch's downplaying of the Hillary Clinton private server scandal was not "such a big deal".

World

McCain Says His Confusing Questions Resulted From Tiredness

The hearing was called to investigate allegations that President Trump tried to squash Comey's investigation into his administration's ties with Russian Federation. The 80-year-old Arizona Republican joked that maybe he should not have stayed up late watching the Arizona Diamondbacks playing baseball. McCain , in a rambling line of questioning that he sought to clarify first in a televised interview and then in his released statement, was trying to point out that Comey was ...

World

Qatar says state news agency first hacked in April

The four countries have suspended all flights to and from Qatar , pulled their ambassadors from Doha and ordered Qatari diplomats to leave. Graphic: http://tmsnrt.rs/2sPLDkuASSERTIVE FOREIGN POLICY Qatar, which has developed an assertive foreign policy over the past decade, denies that it supports militants and says it is helping to reduce the threat of terrorism by backing groups that fight poverty and seek political reform.

World

Boy, 4, dies of 'dry drowning' swimming at dike

Then on Saturday, almost a week later, the boy woke up and complained of shoulder pain. In the case of secondary drowning , water enters the lungs, but not enough to cause drowning right away. Maybe he needs his mama's touch, ' Tara Delgado said. "He said ahhhh", his father, Francisco Delgado Jr ., told KTRK . The boy later died at the hospital from the condition known as dry drowning .

World

MIT issues statement regarding research on Paris Agreement

Mr. Trump is expected to withdraw the United States from the agreement per his campaign promises and sources who are familiar with the matter, but will likely make a formal announcement regarding the position Thursday afternoon. Haley declined to answer and instead insisted that Trump acknowledged climate changing was happening. The decision was a reversal of the Obama administration's announcement a year ago that the USA would enter the agreement, and most of the rest of the world has ...

World

John McCain's line of questioning baffled almost everyone, including James Comey

Comey elaborated, for the third time, that the separate, unrelated probe into Clinton's use of private email servers containing classified materials is complete and has been since July of previous year (though it was reopened briefly in October, just before the USA presidential election).

World

Piano-playing bear strikes viral chord at Colorado apartment

The whole scene was captured on the family's home surveillance camera. Katie Hawley came home to find her kitchen and living room trashed. The video struck a viral chord this week on the internet. They built bleachers so visitors could watch as many as 30 bears feed each evening, separated by only a short barrier. Bears, it turns out, are much like us.

World

Blunt: Proposed education cuts in Trump FY 2018 budget are a non-starter

DeVos also returned, in her opening statement , to the story of a former East Hartford, Connecticut student - Michael Robert Biagioni - who spoke to the secretary about his experience in that school district prior to DeVos's testimony before the House Appropriations subcommittee on May 24.