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Spicer: All of Trump's tweets are his official statements

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer returned to the podium Tuesday, after his Monday absence raised questions among the press corps, and he delivered a characteristically short briefing that still managed to squeeze out a few newsworthy moments. Read More »

Rep. Himes: Trump's response to London 'inappropriate for a toddler'


In March, after an attack by an Islamic militant that left five people dead in Westminster, central London , Trump's son Donald Trump Jr. issued a tweet that criticized Khan. "I think Donald Trump has ignorant views about Islam". Offended, Khan called for United Kingdom leadership to refuse to welcome Trump for a planned October state visit. Read More »

Mauritania breaks diplomatic ties with Qatar, Gabon voices condemnation

Major Adrian J.T. Rankine-Galloway said in a statement that U.S. military aircraft continue to fly missions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria from Qatar's Al-Udeid air base. - The UAE's official news agency also says it's "preventing Qatari nationals from entering the UAE or crossing its points of entry" and is "giving Qatari residents and visitors in the UAE 14 days to leave the country for precautionary security reasons". Read More »

The 3 big Trump-Russia stories that emerged Tuesday night

Trump made the comment in a meeting with Republican leadership on health care and tax cuts. The day after the report , Coats declined to answer whether it was true - but Coats also teased that he may be open to answering the question if asked by the right committee. Read More »

London Bridge attack: Police name 2 of 3 attack suspects


Khuram Shazad Butt, 27 and Rachid Redouane , 30, both of Barking, carried out the attack with a third assailant, named on Tuesday as Youssef Zaghba, which killed seven people and injured 48. But, nevertheless, the police are on high alert, and right behind me there's a man being frisked. On Monday, he told reporters he supported the "full authority for the police to use whatever force is necessary to protect and save life". Read More »

Here Are Some Of The New Features In iOS 11


Apple Pay's new person to person payment feature isn't really anything new or novel in terms of tech. Not one to regularly break from tradition, the latest iOS version was unveiled as if by clockwork. Safari, Apple's web browser, is getting new features aimed at online annoyances. The new one-handed keyboard mode can be activated by holding down the emoji key. Read More »

Trump UK visit to go ahead despite criticism of London mayor: Johnson


But Johnson also said he there was "no reason" to cancel Trump's state visit. The feud between the two leaders stretches back as far as Trump's proposed "Muslim ban" as a candidate, though it was revived in the aftermath of the London attack when Khan said there was "no cause for alarm" in reference to a visible increase in police activity on the streets of London . Read More »

Sangakkara wants 'arrogant' Sri Lanka to challenge India


And they also lost their stand-in skipper Upul Tharanga who has been suspended for two matches for team's slow over rate in the Proteas defeat. Defending champions India are on top of Group B after Sunday's 124-run thrashing they gave to Pakistan , and a win against the islanders on Thursday will seal their place in the semi-finals of the eight-team tournament. Read More »

Tillerson tells China to 'step up' on North Korea

Mattis made no mention of President Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate change agreement. Mattis called North Korea an "urgent military threat". "The US would be well advised to urgently take measures to save the lives of hundreds of millions of Americans in the mainland rather than being concerned about the security of those in South Korea ". Read More »

AG Jeff Sessions offered to quit during exchange with Trump


Even still, that means millions of actual people are watching as Trump uses his mobile phone to alienate allies, attack the free press, ignore hate crimes, and disseminate misinformation on a daily, and sometimes hourly basis. Trump made those grievances public Monday on Twitter, criticizing the department for producing a "watered-down, politically correct" version of his original travel ban, a hastily drafted document that stood little chance of surviving judicial scrutiny. Read More »

Jawan martyred, 3 terrorists killed in Nagaland encounter


The encounter on Tuesday night at Tijit near Lappa of Monday district, almost 340 km north of the state capital Kohima also left three soldiers injured. Later, bodies of the three militants were found, the spokesman said. One of the injured commandos was in critical condition, police said. "The incident took place around 10pm". Read More »

Blocking Trump's travel ban limits United States security, Senate told

The revised order also cleared up who the ban applies to, when it would go into effect and did not single out refugees from Syria by barring them indefinitely as the original version had. Supreme Court - could hurt his own case, with the administration's legal opponents already threatening to use the statements to their advantage. But the president also had defenders, who share Trump's view that the media and political establishment don't want to confront the truth about Islamist ... Read More »

Trump seeks quick Supreme Court review of 'travel ban'


In an appearance on NBC's "Today Show", Conway said people should pay attention to what the president is doing, saying people in England had tried to inform authorities about the terrorists before the attacks happened. In this statement , Khan had said there was "no reason to be alarmed". In their first joint appearance overseas, Mr Mattis and Mr Tillerson spoke alongside their Australian counterparts at the opening of a joint meeting expected to touch on a range of subjects including ... Read More »

John Oliver blasts 'egomaniac' Donald Trump for leaving Paris Agreement

The most prestigious universities in the U.S. have reaffirmed their commitment to tackling climate change , in spite of Donald Trump's decision to pull the country out of the Paris Agreement . It's unclear whether the president is playing golf, and the press pool said it would file another report when it gets more information about the president's activities. Read More »

London Mayor Sadiq Khan: Cancel Trump state visit


In the interview, Mr Khan was, in fact, urging Londoners not to be alarmed when they see more police and armed officers on the streets as a precautionary measure derived from previous terror attacks . No reason to be alarmed. "We've been working with Sadiq Khan ". Seven people were killed and 48 injured in the attack on Saturday night. Khan's office initially responded to Trump's criticism by saying Khan had " more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump's ... Read More »

Trump and Sessions have had heated exchanges

With that in mind, a software developer in Missouri has created a new bot that transforms Trump's unhinged social media rants into the official statements they are. The point of @RealPressSecBot isn't just to call attention to the ridiculousness of nearly everything Trump tweets, but to emphasize that a president's words matter. Read More »

Pakistan airline seeks to help passengers stranded in Qatar


On its part, Qatar Airways said that it has suspended all flights to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , UAE, Kingdom of Bahrain and Egypt until further notice. "The airline is closely monitoring the situation in the Middle East", Perera said. About 80 per cent of all its flights to South Asia, Southeast Asia and Australia operate through UAE airspace. Read More »

Women Excluded Again from Afghanistan's Peace Talks


He asserted that the Taliban, and Afghans in general, would welcome any peace conference that is organized for ending the "occupation" of their country because all other gatherings would be "futile and unproductive". "It has not been taken", he said. In his speech, Mr. Ghani said he would not enter a "blame-game" about who was responsible for the growing number of attacks in the country, but called on Pakistan to propose a "mechanism" for peace. Read More »

N. Korea rejects latest UNSC resolution, vows to continue

The resolution put North Korea's suspected spy chief, 13 other Pyongyang officials and four entities on a sanctions blacklist, hitting them with a global travel ban and an assets freeze. "U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate change pact offers the latest example of how the U.S. disregards worldwide agreements to suit its selfish and short-sighted needs", it said. Read More »

U.S. woman faces manslaughter for texting suicidal boyfriend to do it


And you've hit that point and I think your parents know you've hit that point. Although it's hard to convict someone for what they wrote in a text message , the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court-which ruled that Carter must stand trial in an appeal of a lower court's decision not to dismiss the case-said in a 2016 ruling , "But for the defendant's admonishments, pressure, and instructions, the victim would not have gotten back into the truck and poisoned himself to death". Read More »

United Kingdom imams refuse funeral prayers for London attackers

The Metropolitan police commander for engagement, Mak Chishty , the highest-ranking officer of Muslim faith, called for "a step-change - a different direction and a different movement to counter the scourge of terrorism, extremism and hatred that we have in our communities at present". Read More »

What we know about the Philippine resort attack and how it unfolded


None had gunshot wounds, she said. " Resorts World Manila is now on lockdown following reports of gunfire from unidentified men", the company said on its Twitter account. "She was asking for help because she said it was suffocating on the second floor area where she was", a distraught Yongco said as he stood outside the Maxims hotel, adding that his daughter did not call again. Read More »

Trump's exit of Paris climate accord strengthens China and Europe

Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, and Nikki Haley , the USA ambassador to the United Nations, differed over whether the president believes climate change is man-made. "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace repeatedly tried and failed to get an answer from EPA chief Scott Pruitt about whether climate had come up during talks with Trump about ditching the Paris deal. Read More »

Sessions offered in recent months to resign as attorney general

A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment to NPR's Carrie Johnson on the reports, which NPR has not confirmed. However, a new report by Politico claims that Sessions had floated the idea of resignation in late May, days before Trump's scheduled global tour of the Middle East, according to a close confidant of the attorney general. Read More »

Nazarbayev meets with SCO defense ministers

On the other side, experts said that if India and Pakistan join the same forum, it may help increase transparency between the two and help in confidence building. India - along with Pakistan - is expected to be formally inducted in the grouping during the conference at the Kazakhstan capital, which would be held on June 8 and 9. Read More »

Trump's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation speech wasn't the one he was supposed to deliver


McMaster, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and others. President Donald Trump ignored advice from his top national security officials when, in a recent speech in Brussels , he refused to reaffirm U.S. "We decided as part of a broader action plan against terrorism to join the worldwide coalition to defeat ISIL". More troops, more exercises, more investment in infrastructure, equipment supplies. Read More »

Comey Told Sessions He Didn't Want To Be Alone With Trump

Republished with permission of The Associated Press. According to the Times , Comey's unease at being alone with Trump reflected his distrust of the president, whom he believed was trying to undermine the FBI's independence. Democrats on Wednesday also will seek to have Rosenstein lay out publicly what he has told senators in private - that he knew Trump was going to fire Comey before he wrote his memo, essentially an admission that he knew his memo was going to be used in the effort. Read More »

England faces tough test against Kiwis

New Zealand will also be looking for England to do them a favour, as an Australia win would send the Kiwis out. Former New Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond wrote in a column for the ICC: "In some respects, this is nearly like a quarterfinal, the Birmingham no-result throwing a spanner in the works a little bit". Read More »

Trump says 'Germans are very bad': Spiegel


USA president Donald Trump reportedly called Germans " bad, very bad " because of the US' trade deficit with Germany . "You can build cars for the United States, but for every auto that comes to the U.S., you will pay 35 percent tax", he was quoted as saying at an earlier occasion. Read More »

Mauritania breaks diplomatic ties with Qatar


But the diplomatic crisis between Doha and Riyadh backed by its Arab allies that has isolated Qatar left Hamad International a shadow of its normal activity on Tuesday. "You can not rule out further measures", he said. Hamad's cavernous three-year-old terminals, constructed at an estimated cost of US$16 billion, can seem relatively empty on normal days due to their massive size. Read More »

Trump hails isolation of Qatar

The campaign to isolate Qatar disrupted trade in commodities from crude oil to metals and food, and deepened fears of a possible shock to the global natural gas market, where it is a major player. "They said they would take a hard line on funding extremism", Trump tweeted, "and all reference was pointing to Qatar". "So good to see the Saudi Arabia visit with the King and 50 countries already paying off". Read More »

London attacker stopped en route to Syria, flagged as suspect

However, Italy put him on a list of people considered "at risk", as a potential "foreign fighter" and informed both British and Moroccan authorities of his movements, the paper said . Butt, a 27-year-old British national born in Pakistan, had appeared in a British TV documentary broadcast last year called "The Jihadis Next Door" . Read More »

Germany to pull troops from Turkish base in spat with Ankara


In Berlin on Monday, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said the troops at Incirlik would be moved to a base in Jordan. Germany has about 270 troops stationed at Incirlik, near the Syrian border, with Tornado reconnaissance aircraft that support the global anti-Islamic State mission, and a refueling plane. Read More »