French parliamentary elections continue amid low turnout and En Marche dominance

French parliamentary elections continue amid low turnout and En Marche dominance

PARIS-French voters resoundingly embraced the still-untested party of the newly elected president, Emmanuel Macron , in Sunday's first round of parliamentary elections, dealing another humiliating blow to France's traditional parties. "It is not healthy that a president who gathered 24 percent of votes in the first round of the presidential election has a monopoly in the assembly", Cambadelis said, referring to Macron's score in April.

Oman welcomes Gulf's step on intermarried families in Qatar crisis

The conflict which some have called diplomatic tsunami emerged as Syria, Yemen, and Libya are suffering from the flames of war and terrorist groups such as Daesh are once in a while committing heinous crimes in Syria and Iraq. "We've seen a rebound coming back". Staff members speak with passengers at Hamad International Airport in Doha , Qatar June 12, 2017. In a statement released on the state-run Qatar News Agency (QNA), Central Bank governor Sheikh Abdullah bin Saud Al-Thani dismissed ...

'Nervous' Jeff Sessions' attempt at Trump-like bravado falls flat

Richard Shelby, R-Ala., and Rep. John Abney Culberson, R-Texas, Sessions said that he had been scheduled to discuss the Justice Department budget before House and Senate Appropriations subcommittees but that it had become clear some members would focus their questions on the Russian Federation investigation.

Saudis insist no blockade on Qatar as Gulf crisis simmers

However, similar accusations have been levelled against Saudi Arabia. British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson warned against any further escalation during the mediation efforts, but also played up the Saudi narrative, insisting that Qatar "urgently need to do more to address support for extremist groups".

Sessions Calls Russian Collusion Suggestions "Detestable"

Sessions charged that "these false attacks, the innuendos and the leaks, you can be sure, will not intimidate me" and said that in the end, the attacks on him have "only strengthened my resolve to fulfill my duty". "From that point, February 10th, until I announced my formal recusal on March 2nd, I was never briefed on any investigative details, did not access any information about the investigation".

Sessions denies improper collusion with Russians

Sessions denies improper collusion with Russians

It wasn't until the stars aligned, as the Russian Federation investigation was heating up, that Sessions and Rosenstein could pull the plug, with at least Trump's blessing. "Since you discussed his removal, why wouldn't you discuss the reasons?" Kamala Harris (D-CA) pressed him on those policies and wanted Sessions to be specific about those regulations.