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Putin makes fun of Comey's testimony about Trump

Speaking at his annual question-and-answer session in Moscow , Putin compared Comey to Edward Snowden and called him a "civil activist" before making his offer of asylum . " He is not going to do that, because he was a public official, who was responsible to the Constitution, therefore he would defend that position, say: 'I defend the constitution, I didn't do anything wrong, and I will answer all your accusations, and I don't have to run away from anything , '" McCauley added.

European Union ready for Brexit negotiations, says Merkel

But May, facing scorn for running a lacklustre campaign, was determined to hang on. The UK Prime Minister Theresa May had called for an early general election in a bid to win majority seats and avoid any opposition to her Brexit plans. "With a weak negotiating partner, there's a danger the negotiations will turn out badly". That was also the broadly desired outcome in Brussels , where leaders believed that a stronger May would be better able to cut compromise deals with the European ...

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