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Fight Against IS: 484 civilians killed since mid

US Central Command (CentCom) insisted it "takes extraordinary efforts to strike military targets in a manner that minimises the risk of civilian casualties" but claimed: "In some incidents casualties are unavoidable". "Civilians should always be protected, whether they are in areas controlled by Isis or by any other party". The US claims that less than 500 civilians have died in coalition airstrikes against IS in Syria and Iraq, but this figure is seriously disputed by independent ... Read More »

Trump summons Muslim nations to confront 'Islamic terror of all kinds'

A photograph of President Donald Trump , the Egyptian president and Saudi king placing their hands on a glowing orb quickly went viral on Sunday, with Twitter users comparing the United States president to comic book and film villains. The US President and The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia , on Sunday inaugurated a new Global Centre for Combating Extremist Ideology, based in the Saudi capital Riyadh , aiming to fight radical ideology, ... Read More »

David Goffin retires from French Open with ankle injury

Fri. Medical staff were quick to attend Goffin and inspect his ankle, but a few minutes later the chair umpire announced that he had been forced to retire from the match. But he admitted he felt for Goffin and carried the Belgian's bag off the court. The Bryans have won a record 16 Grand Slam men's doubles titles as a pair - including two at the French Open , in 2003 and 2013. Read More »

London Bridge: British police respond to multiple security 'incidents'

Police in central London on Saturday were responding to a series of violent incidents, amid reports of gunfire, stabbings and more than one person killed. Another witness, Will Heaven, said he saw people who appeared to have been hit, and one being put into an ambulance. "We were shouting "stop, stop" and people threw chairs at them", a chef at one restaurant told dpa news agency. Read More »

US governors, mayors defend Paris accord after Trump's rejection

No sooner had President Donald Trump made his announcement on Thursday to pull out of the landmark Paris climate deal , that Brown fired off a statement decrying the decision and vowing to push ahead with ambitious climate policies. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the USA had a "terrific record on reducing our own greenhouse gas emissions ". However, it remains unclear just how efficient cross-city and cross-state climate pacts will ultimately be in the face of a federal ... Read More »

Police say terror attack in London, reports of fatalities

The prime minister said: "Following updates from police and security officials, I can confirm that the awful incident in London is being treated as a potential act of terrorism ". "I hid in a restaurant basement for about an hour". Jack Applebee, a local restaurant owner, said he saw people running down the street and heard a female voice shout "they're stabbing everyone". Read More »

London Attack: British Police Say 2 Attacks 'Terrorist Incidents'

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A taxi driver called Chris told radio station LBC he saw men armed with foot-long knives get out of the van that ploughed into people on London Bridge - the site of the first attack at 10.08pm on Saturday. The group said the incident seemed to be on the south side of London Bridge and that they had seen police escorting people away from the scene. She added that she saw a man, who had his shirt off and was in handcuffs, being arrested by police. Read More »

US President accused of asking FBI Chief to drop Flynn inquiry

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Coats and Rogers turned down his requests saying they were inappropriate, according to the report . CNN reported in February that the White House had asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation to push back against stories in the press about potential coordination between Trump associates and Russian Federation. Read More »

Dead and Over 87 Injured

Local media and a witness were quoted as saying 12 people were killed in the blasts at the funeral. The Daesh Takfiri terrorist group claimed responsibility for the massive blast of late May, which killed some 90 people and injured scores more. Read More »

Iraq's slow grind to retake IS-held Mosul

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When Iraqi forces slowed their advances to just a few hundred meters a day and coordinated moves across multiple fronts, IS defenses thinned and Iraqi forces were able to secure more victories and reduce military casualties. Residents of Mosul neighborhood hit by USA airstrike in March deny findings from coalition probe of the deadly attack. ISIL overran large areas north and west of Baghdad in 2014, but Iraqi forces backed by US-led air raids have since regained much of the territory ... Read More »

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn grilled by voters

The May 19-23 poll showed the Conservatives with 48 percent share of those certain to vote in the June 8 election versus 47 percent in a May 15 poll. This will test the cross-party support for her pre-election pledges. May called the snap election in a bid to strengthen her hand in negotiations on Britain's exit from the European Union, to win more time to deal with the impact of the divorce and to strengthen her grip on the Conservative Party. Read More »

Kathy Griffin Says She Feels Attacked by Trump, Blames Sexism

Additionally, Kathy feels that Anderson's Twitter response regarding the now-infamous graphic image of the stand-up comedienne holding up a decapitated likeness of Donald Trump that was covered in a viscous, blood-like substance was another backstabbing act, on top of Cooper's apparent aloofness to her ongoing plight. Read More »

US hackers could have framed Russia in election hack: Putin

Putin , who is keen to fix battered U.S. -Russia relations and is expected to meet Trump for the first time at the G20 in Hamburg in July, said Trump had simply run a better campaign and better connected with voters than Clinton. Can you imagine something like that? Putin also had a talk to German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabril, about energy cooperation. In the midst of a political battle? "By some calculations", he continued, "it was convenient for them to release this information, so ... Read More »

United Kingdom election: Brexit is back

On Brexit, Mr Corbyn defended his team's ability to handle the negotiations, with immediate legislation to protect the rights of EU nationals in the United Kingdom and work to "guarantee trade access to the European markets and protection for the conditions we have achieved through EU membership". Read More »

London Bridge attack - What do we know so far?

Also Saturday, a man with a "massive knife" entered a restaurant at Borough Market, just south of the bridge, and stabbed two people inside, a witness told CNN . She said she saw cops arresting someone. "He swerved right round me and then hit about five or six people", Jones continued. The police - the London Metropolitan Police - they're the most authoritative source for following these sorts of events in the city. Read More »

Putin ridicules claims of meddling in USA vote

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he won't judge Donald Trump's decision to abandon the Paris climate accord, which is being widely panned by other world leaders. Putin also sounded off Friday about US scrutiny of meetings between Trump's team and Russia's ambassador to the United States. "What else is the ambassador supposed to do?" He blamed the Democrats for the failure to acknowledge their mistakes in the campaign, and "taking internal US political squabbles into the ... Read More »

Pulisic goal gives US 1-1 tie vs Venezuela in exhibition

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After rebounding from losses in the opening two games of the Hex by whipping Honduras 6-0 and taking a point out of Panama back in March, the USA are right back in the thick of the Hexagonal standings. Only a few players on the roster have extensive experience playing at higher elevations. "I certainly would've liked six points, but four points put us right back in the ballgame". Read More »

Jutanugarn takes No. 1 spot; Creamer, Kim lead in New Jersey

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Ko, also skipping the event, was guaranteed to lose the top spot to Jutanugarn or Ryu, and Jutanugarn got the position when Ryu failed to finish solo third or better. I've been playing good for a long time now, so just tying get everything to click at once. It just shows these last two days have been good golf. Anna Nordqvist is eyeing a hat-trick of wins at the Shoprite LPGA Classic after taking an opening round lead in New Jersey. Read More »

Macron Calls Russian Media 'Propaganda' as Putin Stands Next to Him

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin says the allegations of Russian meddling in the US presidential election are "fiction" invented by the Democrats in order to explain their loss. "President Putin assured me that he has taken steps to shed light on these issues", Macron explained. The situation in Chechnya was one of the many topics discussed during the meeting between Putin and Macron , which - according to ABC News - lasted over two hours. Read More »

How scientists reacted to the US leaving the Paris climate agreement

In a nationalistic "America First" announcement on Thursday, Mr Trump said he was withdrawing from a United Nations-backed deal that imposes "draconian financial and economic burdens" on the U.S. The executive secretary of the Framework Convention on Climate Change calls the money "crucial". Meanwhile, European Council President Donald Tusk termed President Trump's decision "a big mistake". Read More »

South Africa bowls out Sri Lanka for 203, win by 96 runs

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In an otherwise boring chase from Sri Lanka , it was the skipper Tharanga, who showed great resilience to make sure that he can allow and steer Sri Lanka home. Amla fell soon, trying to run a second following a throw at the bowler's end from Kusal Mendis at mid-wicket in the next over. Sri Lanka face India next time out needing a win to stand any chance of emerging from the group. Read More »

Congress dubs booklet gaffe as 'clerical mistake', BJP demands apology

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Singhvi said they were so poor that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's responses to the press on Thursday were "full of utter confusion, perplexity, hypocrisy, bewilderment and even bemusement. The book was released at a press conference in Lucknow which was attended by Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Raj Babbar. "It is condemnable", Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said. Read More »

We have plans in place for Kohli: Pakistan skipper

When is the India vs Pakistan match? The team that handles the "P-factor" better on the day is more likely to win. Pakistan , on the other hand, seem to have finally emerged out of deep waters, at least for the time being. When India and Pakistan meet on the cricket field, nothing else matters. "We can't take our foot off the pedal in any game, and we can't think, "ah, it's India , we have to just lift ourselves", because that would be very unprofessional". Read More »

Tories intend to cut taxes for working families, Theresa May says

In an effort to maintain pressure on the Tories over the issue, Mr Corbyn said: "It is staggering that just six days from polling day millions of pensioners still don't know what's in store for them if they are unlucky enough to get dementia or any other condition that needs care in the home". Read More »

Donald Trump and family are trying to ruin my career: Kathy Griffin

President Trump said the image of Griffin with the gory mask resembling him was "sick" and that it had traumatized his family, especially his youngest son, 11-year-old Barron. The comic has received death threats, despite apologising for her actions. "I'm going to be honest; he broke me and then I was like this isn't right, it's just not right". Read More »

Putin scorns United States claims over Trump-Russia ties

The Russian president added that this "attempt to solve internal political issues using instruments of foreign policy" was damaging worldwide relations. President Trump's campaign aides are now being investigated over possible collusion with the Russian government. What's an ambassador supposed to do? "Trump's team was more efficient during the election campaign". Read More »

Putin made an unexpected statement on anti-Russian sanctions

Earlier, engaging in bilateral diplomacy on the sidelines of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Modi met Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern. After Trump's election, "there was a sense that things could change a lot and guess what?" While much of the discussion in Saint Petersburg was dominated by politics Putin also attempted to burnish Russia's economic prospects as it inches its way out of the longest recession in two decades sparked by a slump in oil prices and ... Read More »

Clinton Says Trump's 'Covfefe' Tweet Was A Message To Russia

She accused the Russians of hacking her campaign and "weaponizing information" through dissemination of "fake news" reports. "It was bankrupt, it was on the verge of insolvency, its data was mediocre to poor, non-existent, wrong". Clinton has pointed fingers before at Comey for contributing to her loss. Her comments drew swift rebuttals from some Democratic operatives who built, or worked with, that data. Read More »

Leading UK election candidates answer TV audience questions

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May has said she wants a bigger majority in parliament to strengthen her hand as she goes into negotiations with the rest of the European Union about Britain's exit from the bloc. In an election campaign filled with frequent TV set pieces but - because of May's refusal to take part - no head-to-head debates between the leading candidates, the BBC Question Time Leaders Live program in York Friday was the closest the campaign has come to insightful debate. Read More »

Putin: "Patriotic" Hackers May Have Meddled with US Election

Petersburg International Economic Forum, an annual business and economic event, hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin . There's plenty for Putin to cheer in Trump's rejection of the agreement signed by 195 countries. The Russian president added that this "attempt to solve internal political issues using instruments of foreign policy" was damaging global relations. Read More »

UK's May and Corbyn questioned by public on TV show

She denounces the Labour leader's "chilling" refusal to say that he would defend Britain against a nuclear attack and claims that if Mr Corbyn becomes Prime Minister, Britain will face the "calamity" of a return to the 1970s. The Conservatives' other coalition options are limited. His stance won support from some. But a Conservatives spokesman said the party was making " no apology " for the clip. Read More »

Defense chief: North Korea a 'clear and present danger'

South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo (L) poses for a photo with his US and Japanese counterpars - Jim Mattis and Tomomi Inada - before talks in Singapore on June 3, 2017. "This proves that the USA remains unchanged in its sordid intention to stifle the DPRK by force, hold a military edge in Asia-Pacific and thus realize without fail its ambition for world domination, and that it is none other than the US which is rendering the situation on the peninsula and the region extremely tense", ... Read More »

Vladimir Putin Tells Megyn Kelly: US Hackers Could Have Framed Russia

It reminds me of antisemitism: "the Jews are guilty of everything", Putin said at the end of his comments, which drew titters from the audience. "He did not betray the interests of his country, nor did he transfer any information to any other country that would damage his own people", said Putin. Read More »