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Election drive in United Kingdom back on in terror's shadow

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said Butt was known to the security services, but there was no evidence of "attack planning" by him. Yet perhaps what felt so striking about the events of Saturday night, was not just that the attack occurred in the center of London , but that it happened in places that lie at the center of the city's soul. Read More »

Man arrested over Manchester attack released

They released new pictures of him in a bid to find out more about his movements, and to find out if he had any of the components before he left the United Kingdom for Libya. Its executive committee had met and agreed not to inter the remains of Salman Abedi , a spokesperson told the Times . Police have been tracking his last movements using CCTV, phone calls and other data exposing his interactions, amid questions over how he slipped through the net. Read More »

China joins with European Union in sticking to Paris climate pact

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Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that Germany and China should work closely together on issues such as protecting the climate at a time when U.S. Other European leaders issued more explicit appeals to the USA government not to abandon worldwide measures against climate change . With bilateral trade of 170 billion euros previous year, China was Germany's most important trading partner, said Ms Merkel. Read More »

London attack: who are the victims?

Butt was known to police and MI5. Police asked for people with information about any of these men to come forward. Rachid Redouane, 30, claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan, and used a different last name as well as a different birthdate, the police said . Read More »

Comey to testify openly about Trump discussions, not so on Russian Federation

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Once it was over dinner - which Trump said Comey asked for because he wanted to keep his job, though Trump nearly immediately walked that claim back. "The Senate Intelligence Committee had just asked him a series of questions about his practice of writing memos, his access to them, who he's transmitted information about those memos to and he declined to answer that". Read More »

Orlando Gunman Targeted Victims at Fiamma Inc

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Seven people survived the incident and were not shot, Demings said. "In terms of his total motive for shooting the specific individuals involved, we have information that at least one of them he had a negative relationship with, but he was certainly singling out the individuals that he shot", Demings said. Read More »

Afghan president says last week's bombing killed over 150

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But the Afghanistan Cricket Board issued a strongly worded statement late on Wednesday, cancelling the matches in light of a truck bombing in the city's diplomatic quarter that killed at least 90 people. Exposing the split within the fractious government Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani also called for Atmar's dismissal on Monday, but the demand was turned down by President Ashraf Ghani. Read More »

Police release 12 people held after London atrocity and name two attackers

Khuram Shazad Butt was a 27-year-old Pakistani-born Briton known to authorities, according to a statement issued by London Police. Police said in a statement they believe Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane, both from Barking, east London , were responsible for the attacks that killed seven and injured 48 on the London Bridge and Borough Market. Read More »

Airstrikes on Islamic State-held Syrian city kill 12

More than 40,000 people, mostly Kurds, have been killed in the conflict. The PKK has fought a 33-year war against the Turkish state and is listed as a terror group by both the USA and EU. It added that the SDF captured on Monday the town of Khatoniyeh, west of Raqqa, amid intense battles still raging in the village of Hawi, as the SDF is advancing to capture that area as well. Read More »

Gunman kills 36 in Manila casino

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The gunman, described as six-foot tall, foreign-looking with a mustache, had managed to elude police forces for almost six hours before he locked himself inside Room 510. Albayalde said the gunman had been trying to steal 113 million pesos ($2.3 million) worth of gambling chips because he might have lost money in a game and wanted to compensate that. Read More »

Kellyanne Conway's husband takes shot at President Trump's tweets

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Following Saturday's terror attacks in London, Trump contradicted the arguments of Justice Department lawyers defending the controversial executive order in court while he was pushing for the travel ban's implementation. George Conway's tweet refers to the Office of the Solicitor General, which has appealed the blocked travel ban to the Supreme Court. Donald Trump's early morning Twitter tirades went global Monday morning after POTUS called out London Mayor Sadiq Khan in a early A.M. Read More »

USA seen trying to calm waters between Qatar and Saudi Arabia

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Mahjoob Zweiri, a Middle East expert at Qatar University, told Al Jazeera's Folly Bah Thibault third party mediation is necessary to resolve the "crisis" immediately. "This is a massive escalation in pressure on Qatar", said Kristian Ulrichsen, a Gulf analyst with the Baker Institute at Rice University in Houston. Read More »

Mike Bloomberg pledges $15 million for climate research

Former New York City Mayor and publisher Michael Bloomberg has pledged up to $15 million to cover America's financial commitment in the Paris climate accord, and insisted that the US can meet its carbon-reduction goals without the cooperation of the federal government. Read More »

Former homeless shelter worker among London Bridge terror attack victims

Pressure will also mount after it became clear that Butt , who was born in Pakistan, was linked to well-known radical organisations. In the documentary , Butt can be seen praying in a London park. Rowley said Monday that investigators were working to confirm his identity. All those who gathered at a vigil today know they're probably up against even more terrorists with London in their sights. Read More »

Trump Has Nominated Just a Handful of Ambassadors

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The Partnership for Public Service, a nonpartisan watchdog group says that of those, 39 have been confirmed. At the same time in Barack Obama's first term, 130 nominees were confirmed with 89 awaiting confirmation. Currently, only five nominated candidates remain unconfirmed. Senate Dems can slow the process down a bit when they want to, delaying votes by a couple of weeks in some instances, but they don't have the power to block any of Trump's nominees on their own. Read More »

Philippine lawmakers ask top court to nullify martial law

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Erice of Caloocan City and Emmanuel A. Billiones of Capiz and Party-list Reps. The solons questioned what they termed the "factual basis" of Mr. Duterte's proclamation , pointing out that no one from the Armed Forces of the Philippines ( AFP ) and the Department of National Defense (DND) recommended placing Mindanao under martial law . Read More »

Police name gunman in Melbourne hostage-taking

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Two hours later, the gunman unexpectedly left the apartment and began firing at police. Mr Andrews said Khayre was eligible for parole at a later point than he might have hoped because of violent behaviour in prison. The woman held captive was rescued, Crisp said, adding that the officers' gunshot injuries were not life-threatening. Victoria police confirmed Tuesday they were treating the siege as a terrorism act. Read More »

Donald Trump will not block James Comey testimony

According to one of those memos written by Comey and described to CNN, during a meeting at the Oval Office , Trump told him "I hope you can let this go", referring to the FBI's investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn . Read More »

Arab states drop the hammer on Qatar

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The crisis is the worst to hit Gulf Arab nations since the creation in 1981 of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) grouping Saudi Arabia , Bahrain , the UAE , Kuwait, Oman and Qatar. Adding to the conflict is Qatar's close ties to Iran , Saudi Arabia's rival . Qatar is host to the U.S. Central Command's regional headquarters, and hosts a key air base for the U.S. Read More »

Ambassador Kislyak Doing His Job, Had No 'Sessions' With US Officials - Putin

Putin once again denied any involvement in the USA election during his interview with Kelly , instead floating the idea that the hackers were American. Mike Rogers about reports that Trump had urged them to say publicly there was no collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign. Unlike Trump, Putin wasn't rattled by Kelly . Read More »

Vladimir Putin: Claims Russia has damaging information on Donald Trump 'nonsense'

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is now conducting an investigation into Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 Presidential election, including whether there could have been any connection to associates of the Trump campaign. Putin repeatedly rejected claims that Russian hackers had acted to help Trump win the election ― an assertion that has been substantiated by multiple USA intelligence agencies. Read More »

PM Modi expresses shock, anguish over London terror attacks

Both men were from Barking, in East London , London's Metropolitan Police said . Three men fled the van with large knives and attacked people at bars and restaurants in nearby Borough Market , police and witnesses said . When using the Elkhdar name, Redouane also went by a different date of birth that put him at 25 years old, police said. Two French citizens have been missing since Saturday night's attack in London , Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday during a visit ... Read More »

British Police Name 2 Attackers From Terrorist Attack In London

Police said they carried out two early morning raids in east London on Monday and made "a number" of further arrests. "Khuram Shazad Butt, 27, (20.4.90), was a British citizen who was born in Pakistan ". But May's own record came under fire from Labour, which - according to opinion polls questioned for their reliability - has closed the gap on her Conservatives ahead of Thursday's election. Read More »

What's at stake for the United States after Qatar hit with diplomatic crisis

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The Maldives established diplomatic relations with Qatar in 1984. Early yesterday morning, Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates broke diplomatic ties with Qatar. The dispute comes less than a month after US President Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia and called for a united Muslim front against extremism. Qatar long has faced criticism from its Arab neighbors over its support of Islamists. Read More »

North Korea fires MISSILE at South as military scrambled to respond

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U.S. Ambassador Robert Wood responded that it was "ridiculous" to claim North Korea's actions were legal. The border between the two countries is the most heavily armed in the entire world, with the two countries clashing on occasion. The North already has capability to strike USA allies in the region with missiles or conventional weapons, like artillery in South Korea's case, but the long-term concern is that the North will be capable of putting a nuclear warhead on a missile that can ... Read More »

London mayor says Trump will not 'divide our communities'

The three assailants were shot and killed at the scene by law enforcement. President Trump this morning also blasted out a series of tweets reinforcing his calls for the "travel ban" in the wake of the London attack . If that conduct was unbecoming in an American president, Trump's tweets about his court-stayed travel policy were astonishing. Khan had made the " no reason to be alarmed " comment in the context of the heavy police presence that London is expected to see in the ... Read More »

President Trump lays wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns

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President Donald Trump marked his first Memorial Day in office with a somber service at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday. "They were people who stood for something larger than themselves", he said . Christopher Horton , was killed in Afghanistan in 2011. After the ceremony, the president visited with families in Section 60 of the cemetery, where most of those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried. Read More »

What we know about the London Bridge attackers

He also used the name Rachid Elkhdar, with a different date of birth. Praising the "vibrant" area, he said: "Team London Bridge would like to thank the Metropolitan Police , British Transport Police and London Ambulance Service for their vast bravery, efficiency and ongoing communication over the past 48 hours". Read More »

Unprecedented rift: Arab states cut relations with Qatar

After the meetings, a media campaign was launched against Qatar, which supports both Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and Palestinian resistance movement Hamas. It has for years presented itself as a mediator and power broker for the region's many disputes. There was no comment from Air India about its Doha flights. Read More »

Australia denied victory over Bangladesh by washout at The Oval

Tamim eventually fell to the imperious Mitchell Starc , who claimed three wickets in four balls and finished with 4-29. Just like their previous match against New Zealand which was abandoned due to rain, this match too got washed out. "They have that win on the board and are pretty confident with the way they are playing cricket ". Australia , who benefitted from the rain during their opening match against New Zealand , will have been frustrated at the abandonment as they were on top ... Read More »

Clinton and Trump are at each other's throats again

She also openly admitted that she believed Trump had "colluded" with Russian Federation in a bid to become President. The Democratic National Committee's data, she said, "was mediocre to poor, nonexistent, wrong". Several US congressional committees have launched investigations into Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 election and its possible coordination with Trump campaign aides or associates. Read More »

Trump Won't Block James Comey's Testimony Before Congress

Comey is also likely to be asked by lawmakers about Trump's assertion that the former FBI chief told him three times that he was not under investigation as part of the federal probe into his campaign's possible Russian Federation ties. "We want it to be revenue neutral, and we are still supportive of tax reform, but I am also saying to you that what we believe is most important to get the economy going is the tax cuts", he said. Read More »

Kellyanne Conway's husband weighs in on Trump

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In his tweets , Mr. Trump insisted the first version of the ban was better . When Conway disagreed, Melvin pointed out that President Trump has not been answering a lot of questions from reporters of late. I was in the Ford Gala when he said, 'We will get these people, bring them to justice. Every sensible lawyer in ( White House Counsel Office) and every political appointee at DOJ wd agree with me (as some have already told me). Read More »