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Palmer Luckey believes in virtual border walls


Just a few months after being edged out of Facebook , Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has a new startup, in a new industry - defense. The man is once again in the spotlight, this time for a new company, developing surveillance technology created to be used at national borders and at military bases. Read More »

German chancellor teams up with rival against Trump

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the decision by President Donald Trump to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord "can't and won't stop all those of us who feel obliged to protect the planet". 'The short-sighted policies of the American government stand against the interests of the European Union . Germany, until recently Washington's closest partner in Europe , was particularly discomfited, and Merkel wasted no time in warning German voters that the United States can no ... Read More »

Canadian amongst seven dead in London terror attack


The image of a special-forces helicopter landing on London Bridge on Saturday night raised the question of whether the British capital is becoming more unsafe - or is in fact better defended than ever. A bystander was also wounded by the gunfire, but the civilian's injuries were not believed to be critical. Seven French citizens have also been injured, according to AFP. Read More »

Islamic State claims responsibility for London terror attack

Another 36 men and women are now in hospital, 21 of whom are in a critical condition, according to NHS England. Of those, 21 are still in a critical condition. Instead they "started kicking them, punching them and took out knives". "It was really scary", he said. An Australian was among those hospitalised, while a Spaniard escaped with light injuries. Read More »

Qatar's falling out with its Arab neighbors


While Saudi Arabia - the world's leading crude oil exporter - said Qatar had supported "Iranian-backed terrorist groups", Qatar described the joint decision as having "no basis in fact" and was therefore "unjustified". Rex Tillerson, the US Secretary of State, issued a statement of support for diplomatic assistance to the nations, saying it is important the countries "remain unified ". Read More »

Duterte to extremists: No talks even if you kill hostages


In an attempt to rescue these people, a humanitarian ceasefire went into effect on Sunday at 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. PST. Local authorities said government officials, working through intermediaries, had reached agreement with the fighters to observe the four-hour ceasefire and let the trapped civilians leave. Read More »

Qatar's dispute with Arab states puts LNG market on edge (XOM, GLEN)


Bankers Reuters spoke to in Saudi Arabia and the UAE said they were waiting for guidance from their respective regulators before taking any action on Qatari business. Saudi Arabia also said Qatari troops would be pulled from the ongoing war in Yemen. The coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, that is leading the fight against the Houthi rebels removed Qatar from its alliance because of its support for "al-Qaeda and Daesh, as well as dealing with the rebel militias" according to the Saudi Press ... Read More »

Corbyn calls for May to resign over police cuts

Erica, who lives on Elizabeth Fry estate, said Scotland Yard was aware of the suspect long before the London attack as he had tried to "radicalise" her children towards Islam. Eleven people were in custody Monday for possible connections to the attack. The article continued, "A soldier from the Islamic State" in Manchester "has unleashed terror throughout their country, they rushed to spread the army in the cities, mobilizing police and security in the streets for fear of a new attack", ... Read More »

Macron to visit India for world solar alliance meet

During two hours of wide-ranging talks with Macron at the presidential Elysee Palace in Paris , Modi invited the French president to visit India. Lauding France's efforts to fight climate change, the prime minister said that "France is committed to fighting climate change and will continue, not only within the framework of Paris accord, but also in actions we are implementing". Read More »

Oil shrugs off Qatar spat

Before Monday, Qatar had appeared unperturbed by the growing political tensions. Egyptian banks are dealing normally with Qatari banks, following Egypt's decision to cut ties with the Gulf state earlier on Monday, the central bank of Egypt (CBE) said . Read More »

Diligence key in light of attack: Smith

The victims and their families were also in the thoughts of the British and Irish Lions squad who are presently touring New Zealand for a three-Test series with the world champions. "And for us, it's about just being diligent with everything that we do and continuing the tournament as usual". We can't let that dictate the way we play. Read More »

Arab states cut Qatar ties in major diplomatic crisis


Maldives' decision to cut ties with both Iran and Qatar reflects its increasing closeness to USA ally Saudi Arabia, which opened an embassy in the Maldives in 2015 and has offered cash grants to the government and begun negotiations on investments. Read More »

Justices affirm ruling striking NC legislative districts


In August 2016, a panel of three federal judges found that 28 of the state's districts that elect members of the state House and Senate were unconstitutional racial gerrymanders. "The court previously called for holding elections later this year in newly drawn districts". "We can not have confidence that the court adequately grappled with the interests on both sides of the remedial question before us". Read More »

Maldives follows Saudi Arabia, Egypt in severing ties with Qatar


Saudi Arabia closed its land border with Qatar , through which the tiny Gulf nation and worldwide travel hub imports most of its food, sparking a run on supermarkets. Cavusoglu said problems could only be resolved through dialogue. Tensions between Qatar and Saudi Arabia - a Middle East heavyweight - bubbled to the surface two weeks ago when Qatar said its state-run news agency and its Twitter account were hacked to publish a fake story claiming the emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani , ... Read More »

Kaymer critical of 'nasty' Woods reaction


The incident occurred after Woods reportedly suffered adverse effects from a "mix of medication", though it's unclear what he took before getting behind the wheel. He appears confused as to how he can carry out the task, and asks "How am I going to hold it?" In the video officers are seen approaching Woods in the auto. Read More »

British PM May says she does not predict election results


Armed police attending the scene killed the three attackers, though May has been criticized for cutting police numbers by around 20,000 during her time as Home Secretary between 2010 and 2016. LONDON, June 5 Prime Minister Theresa May is on track to win 305 seats in Britain's parliament in an election on Thursday, 21 seats short of a 326-seat majority, according to a projection by polling company YouGov on Monday. Read More »

Putin denies having compromising info on Trump

Trump conceded in January that Russian Federation has waged cyberattacks but insisted they had no effect on the election outcome. US intelligence agencies have accused Russian Federation of hacking into Democratic Party emails, helping Donald Trump's election victory, and the congressional and FBI investigations into the Trump campaign's ties with Russian Federation have broken the Kremlin's hopes for a detente with Washington . Read More »

Pens strike back, 1-1 in Game 2 vs Pens


Subban, a Predators fan throwing a catfish onto the ice and the Penguins enduring a 37-minute shot drought and scoring the victor on the next shot they took. Rinne is now winless in five career starts at Pittsburgh and looking to change his luck in Nashville where the Predators are 7-1 in the playoffs. Read More »

Bernie Sanders 'impressed' by United Kingdom candidate Jeremy Corbyn

The Conservatives have made an official complaint to the BBC after the debate about the "biased" audience in the leaders' debate and warned there must be no repeat when May and Corbyn appear on a Question Time special. The two leaders were being quizzed consecutively and during May's outing the audience zoned in on her U-turns over the calling of the General Election and on social care. Read More »

Kabul blast: NDS says Pak-based Haqqani network behind attack

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said the bombing was in the "immediate vicinity" of its embassy. No group has claimed responsibility for Wednesday's attack, although the Taliban has denied involvement. Dozens were in critical condition. Germany, Europe's most populous nation, has taken in over one million asylum seekers since 2015, the peak of the mass influx of mostly Middle Eastern refugees and migrants to the continent. Read More »

Trump Leads Nation's Remembrance on Memorial Day


He told the stories of two soldiers who died in Afghanistan, Green Beret Capt. Andrew D. Byers of Colorado Springs and Christopher D. Horton of the Oklahoma National Guard . Without a word, he slowly laid the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns. "Thank you for joining us as we honor the fearless warriors who gave their lives for ours-Spending their last moments on this earth in defense of this great country and its people", Trump began. Read More »

Trump slams 'watered down travel ban'

He also called upon the DOJ to ask for an expedited hearing before the court. The husband of senior Trump aide Kellyanne Conway was among those who warned those remarks may pose legal problems for the administration at the Supreme Court . Read More »

United Nations warns Daesh directly targeting civilians in Iraq's Mosul

They described the advance on Mosul's Old City as "cautious" and the clashes on Sunday as "sporadic" without giving details on casualty figures from either side. Ms Grande said that the next part of the assault was going to be the hardest. The Iraqi government said more than 742,000 people have left Mosul and surrounding areas since the offensive began. Read More »

Russia calls North Korea missiles as a 'direct threat'


An UN Resolution imposing further sanctions on the North Korean regime has been deemed a "hostile act" by the country's ruling party. The Foreign Ministry added that Pyongyang "outrightly rejects the sanctions racket put forth by the United States and the UN Security Council to prevent the strengthening of our nuclear deterrence". Read More »

Stocks in Qatar Plunge After Arab States Cut Ties


Qatar, home to about 10,000 US troops and the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, criticized the move as a "violation of its sovereignty". Trump and other United States officials participated in a ceremonial sword dance in a trip to Saudi Arabia last month. Read More »

Egypt has not banned dealing in Qatari riyal, central bank says


Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed their ties with Qatar Monday, accusing it of supporting terrorism, in an unprecedented breach between the most powerful members of the Gulf Cooperation Council. A Qatar Airways aircraft is seen at a runway of the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport in Athens. On Monday morning, it became known that the UAE and Bahrain gave Qatari diplomats 48 hours to leave the country . Read More »

Corbyn calls for May to resign as PM over police cuts

Saturday night's London Bridge terror attack , which claimed the lives of seven people, including the three attackers involved, and left 48 others injured from bullet and knife wounds, has once again shifted focus to Pakistan , as one of the attackers gunned down, it turns out, was a jihadist of Pakistani origin. Read More »

US think tank: Israel had plan to use atomic bomb in 1967

Today, he worries about the prospect of peace with the Palestinians . Israel considers the entire city to be its eternal and indivisible capital, but the Palestinians want east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. All of Israel's settlements are illegal in global law. However, the majority of Israeli Jews oppose the idea of annexation. A European diplomatic source briefed by participants says Mr Trump arrived unprepared for meetings he had with Israeli prime minister ... Read More »

Cop who killed Tamir Rice fired for job application omission


In 2015, a grand jury declined to bring criminal charges against any of the officers involved in the shooting, which inflamed national outrage over this and other prominent killings of young African-Americans by police officers. The grieving mother added that Garmback should have also been fired , for "pulling up so close to Tamir, to create the murder of Tamir". Timothy Loehmann was sacked today because he broke administrative rules. Read More »

Corbyn backs call for PM to quit on police cuts

Mrs May insisted: "The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has said that the Met is well-resourced, and they are, and that they have very powerful counter-terrorism capabilities, and they do, we have protected counter-terrorism policing budgets". Read More »

John Kerry Blasts Trump Administration for Paris Move

Bloomberg's charitable organization, Bloomberg Philanthropies, announced Thursday that it would finance the U.S.' share of the administrative costs of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change , the mechanism required to keep the almost 200-member nation deal upright. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn calls for Theresa May to resign

However, he added that "we've got an election on Thursday and that's perhaps the best opportunity to deal with it". On Sunday, at a speech in Carlisle, Mr Corbyn had highlighted that 20,000 people officers had been cut while Ms May was Home Secretary between 2010 and 2016. Read More »