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Philippines' Duterte says didn't seek USA support in city siege

Denying reports that states that he sought help from the USA to support Philippine soldiers battle ISIS-inspired militants in the Southern Philippines, Duterte said he never approached any American to help the military. More than 200 people have died, including at least 138 militants, 58 government troops and 29 civilians, since gunmen from the Maute rebel group stormed Marawi, in the troubled Mindanao region, on May 23.



Theresa May to meet with backbench Tory MPs after election fallout

Mrs May's joint chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill resigned amid intense Tory criticism in the wake of the snap election which saw the Prime Minister lose her Commons majority. The party, which returned 10 MPs to Westminster, opposes same-sex marriage and is anti-abortion - abortion remains illegal in Northern Ireland, except in specific medical cases.



Many in GOP unshaken by Comey's testimony against Trump

Previously, Comey Sr. told CNN that his son was sacked because he did not give President Trump "100 percent loyalty" as demanded. Oliver tackled the Comey hearing by pointedly explaining why Comey's testimony certainly did not do Trump any favors, particularly in regards to the president's credibility.



Trump Expected To Restrict Trade, Travel With Cuba

Urging on Trump are Sen. But the sources say Diaz-Balart and Florida Senator Marco Rubio, also a Republican and Cuban-American, are adamant that Trump rub elbows with the Miami Cubans who gave him a larger than expected share of their vote.



Iran says Trump reaction to attacks 'repugnant'

Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard indirectly blamed Saudi Arabia for the attacks. Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi told IRNA on Thursday that it is clear Saudi Arabia supports terrorist groups but it is too soon to say whether it was involved in the Parliament and mausoleum strikes.