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Senate Votes 98-2 to Impose New Sanctions on Iran, Russia

The White House hasn't weighed in on the legislation but says it's "committed" to the existing Russian sanctions. Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted 97-2 in favor of an amendment to pending Iran sanctions legislation that will not only codify sanctions on Russian Federation that were imposed by President Obama before he left office, but also imposes new sanctions.



Trump May Be Laying Groundwork to Fire Mueller — WashPost

Mr. Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about Russia-related matters. The president's tweets came two years to the day after Trump first launched his improbable presidential bid by famously descending an escalator in Trump Tower in NY, and while his presidency is embroiled in crisis over the federal investigation led by Mueller into his campaign's ties to Russian Federation.



Sinn Féin to meet Theresa May, warn against DUP deal

The proposed deal would see the DUP back the Conservatives in votes on the Budget and on any confidence motion while other matters would be negotiated on an issue-by-issue basis. "But time is running short and the parties must come together by the June 29th for the return of a strong voice at Stormont and for a brighter future for everyone in Northern Ireland ".


Xi sets commercial terms for engagement with India

Xi sets commercial terms for engagement with India

Speaking at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Kazakhstan's Astana , Modi said it required concerted efforts to rein in radicalisation, terrorist recruitment and terror financing issues. The reason for the boycott was India's concerns over the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, a project under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), headed by Chinese President Xi, and which passes via Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).



European Union says divorce bill, citizens' rights focus of Brexit talks

Naomi Long of the non-sectarian Alliance Party said May did not reassure her of the government's neutrality in Northern Irish matters. Besides forging a deal to keep her job and preparing for Brexit talks, May is also grappling with a crisis over the breakdown in power-sharing between the pro-British DUP and the Catholic nationalist Sinn Fein party in Northern Ireland's separate, devolved government.