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Saudi Arabia linked with terror attack in Iran - Revolutionary Guards

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ISIS militant group has claimed responsibility for the attacks which rocked Iran Parliament building and the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in the country on Wednesday, media reports said. All deputies were at the session hall of the Parliament and were away from any threats, Khanlarian told Alik. Media reports emerging out of Tehran suggest that two attacks happpened in Iran. Read More »

US condemns attacks in Iran - State Dept

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A security guard was killed when four gunmen burst into Tehran's parliament complex, while a gardener was reported dead when several armed assailants entered the grounds of Khomeini's mausoleum in the south of the city, according to the ISNA news agency. Read More »

British Columbia legislature to return June 22 to elect speaker, test government

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Weaver, who did not have input into Horgan's original letter, responded to Clark that before he could comment on the $600 million in delay costs he would need detailed supporting evidence, including signed contracts, project schedule and alternative timelines, as well as briefing notes on the status of existing delays and compliance with environmental permits. Read More »

Ex-FBI Director James Comey's prepared testimony released

Trump abruptly fired Comey last month. In essence, Comey's written testimony confirms a key claim that Trump has made - that three times, Comey told the president he was not under investigation. Trump fired Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director on May 9, a move that roiled Washington and casts a further shadow over Trump's presidency, which had been dogged by suspicions about the interactions Trump associates had with Russian and other foreign officials. Read More »

Comey Won't Testify That Trump Obstructed Justice

By comparison, Comey met alone at least twice with President Barack Obama. Comey states that he considered Trump's request on Flynn "very concerning, given the FBI's role as an independent investigative agency" but chose to keep it "very closely held". Read More »

Comey may hold back accusations on Trump over his ties with Russian Federation

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Warner said he meant to use that time to ask Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers about reports that Trump had urged them to say publicly there was no collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign."We've known since Watergate that rules of the road were, you know, a president shouldn't intervene in an ongoing investigation, particularly the case if it involves individuals that are close to that president", said ... Read More »

Anti-Muslim crimes spike in London after attack says Mayor Sadiq Khan

She also said the planned state visit by Trump will go ahead, despite Khan's opposition. On his Facebook page, Khan called on Londoners "to pull together, and send a clear message around the world that our city will never be divided by these disgusting individuals who seek to harm us and destroy our way of life". Read More »

Trump's tweet tirade against Germany could backfire on US

And, even after he held a frosty meeting with Merkel in Washington in March and heard her explain Germany has no independent, non-EU trade policy, Trump continues to complain about Germany's surplus. "But many examples show us that at the end of the day, one can only bring peace and stability by developing economic perspectives and hope for the young generations, certainly not through military spending alone", he said. Read More »

Trump, Christie center stage in race they're not part of

Gov. Kim Guadagno , who won the Republican primary. She will face businessman and Obama appointee Phil Murphy who fought an energetic and expensive fight against 5 other Democratic candidates to pull out the win for his party. The circuit breaker plan will likely suffer criticism from Democrats over the uncertainty around how Guadagno will recoup the $1.5 billion in tax revenue her campaign estimates the plan will cost the state per year. Read More »

Sadiq Khan: Too busy to tango with Donald Trump

Khan told the AP there are "literally millions and millions of Muslims around the world who love America". "Let's do an IQ test", Trump interrupted, before saying that he was offended by what Khan had said (including his hope that Trump loses the election) and he wouldn't forget. Read More »

ISIS-claimed attacks on Iran's parliament, shrine kill 12

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The claim was carried by the group's Aamaq news agency and circulated among the group's followers over social media. A separate terrorist group in the country has been detained before it managed to carry out any terror attacks. The gunmen were carrying Kalashnikovs and one Colt pistol, reports said. "As you know, some coward terrorists infiltrated a building ... but they were seriously confronted", he said in a statement. Read More »

Iran's Parliament Under Attack

It also claimed two suicide bombers had blown themselves up at the shrine. Sunni extremists, including the IS, despise Shiite-majority Iran. "The fact that Islamic State has claimed responsibility proves that they were involved in the brutal attack", a Guards statement said. Read More »

Sheriff: Orlando shooter involved in previous workplace violence incident

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He reloaded his handgun, for which he did not have a permit, at least once during the incident and killed himself as deputies were about to enter the warehouse, the sheriff said. A woman whose sister was in a lavatory inside the building at the time said she had emerged after hearing gunshots to see a body on the ground. She used the phone of a tile business across the street to call 911, said Yamaris Gomez, the tile store's owner. Read More »

UN rights chief decries Palestinian, Israeli suffering

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Haley replied that while she appreciates the support she has received from the people of Israel, "I feel somewhat guilty because all I did at the United Nations was tell the truth". The UNHRC is infamously biased against Israel , with almost half of its resolutions focused exclusively on Israel, while it ignores war, strife and atrocities committed around the globe. Read More »

Vladimir Putin hits back about claims over Donald Trump and US election

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Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with irony about the uproar around Russia's Ambassador Sergei Kislyak's alleged contacts with US President Donald Trump's team. "That's why, in the grand scheme of things, we don't care who's the head of the United States", he added. In the latest denial series and its continuity from Moscow, it has little or no impact on the political crisis of US. Read More »

UAE bans sympathy for Qatar with jail threat

The UAE announced Wednesday that "expressing sympathy, inclination or favoritism toward Qatar" is punishable by three to 15 years in prison, alongside a minimum fine of 500,000 dirhams, about $136,000. In order to reduce the expected loss, Arief said his ministry would coordinate with the Transportation Ministry to transfer the license given to the Qatari airline to other airlines, such as Emirates and Etihad. Read More »

Iran Parliament attack: All four terrorists gunned down

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The latest reports indicate that all terrorists who took part in the siege of the parliament building have been killed. Kurdish groups have carried out small scale attacks against Iranian security forces in the north-west of the country. IS published a rare video in Persian in March, warning that it "will conquer Iran and restore it to the Sunni Muslim nation as it was before". The IS group often claims attacks around the world, even when links to the group can not be confirmed and appear ... Read More »

Spicer: Trump's Tweets Are, 'Statements By The President Of The United States'

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It's him speaking directly to the people, without any filters like prepared text, media commentary or even staff input. As with so much from this administration, there is no consistency, no transparency, no clarity whatsoever. Neiss told Mic the bot will work any time Trump tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account. Trump viewed Sessions' decision as the catalyst for the appointment of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller as special counsel investigating links ... Read More »

ISIS claims deadly attacks on Iran parliament, shrine

The attacks were the first claimed by the hardline Sunni Muslim militant group in the tightly controlled Shi'ite Muslim Iran. As Iran's first Supreme Leader, Khomeini is a towering figure in the country and was its revolutionary leader in the 1979 ouster of the shah. Read More »

Flights to Qatar set to be longer, costlier

The CNN report quoted the Qatari government communications office as saying it was working with the FBI and Britain's National Crime Agency on an ongoing hacking investigation. "I am mystified both by the actions being taken and also the timing, but I am most concerned by the initiative taken by the White House in coming down against Qatar in this dispute with Saudi Arabia and even claiming credit for the Trump visit having encouraged what has developed", he said. Read More »

Oil dips on concerns about rising U.S. output, OPEC tensions

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James Brilliant , co-chief investment officer at Century Management , also noted that Qatar is only the number 17 crude producer in the world: "They're a relatively small producer", so isolating it "won't be a disruption". After OPEC has made a decision to a further nine-month production cut, Michael Burns, oil and gas partner at Ashurst, commented, "The key question is, once again, how United States shale producers respond to any price increase". Read More »

Shots fired at protest kill 5 farmers in central India

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Protesters say it was police. Protesters were reportedly agitated over the delay in the visits by officials. Even the chief minister's statements on many occasions didn't go down well with farmers. Representative of the Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangh , Aam Kisan Union and Bharatiya Kisan Union accused the government of spreading canards about the farmers. Read More »

Ariana Grande's all-star Manchester benefit is a moving expression of resilience

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We won't let hate win", Grande wrote in a statement when she announced the benefit concert last week. " One Love Manchester tribute concert raised 2 (million) pounds and attended by over 50K (people)". Opening with "Be Alright", she also performed "Break Free". He says "can't quite believe" the publicity over his dance, and he adds of the evening, "It is very hard for the families who are affected by it". Read More »

UAE threatens prison, fines for Qatar support

Several Middle Eastern countries, including Saudi Arabia , Egypt and the United Arab Emirates , cut ties with the tiny Gulf state on Monday over what they say is Qatar's support for terrorism, an accusation Qatar vehemently denies. They accuse the energy-rich Gulf nation of supporting terror groups, charges denied by Qatar . The Arab countries have blocked Qatari vessels from entering their airspace, as well as using their seaports as Saudi Arabia has closed off its land border. Read More »

Trump accuses Khan of 'pathetic excuse'

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It is the second day that Trump has twisted the mayor's words. The US Conference of Mayors, representing more than 1,400 American cities, backed Mr Khan. Asked if Trump was criticizing the mayor of London because he is Muslim, Sanders said that was "utterly ridiculous". Asked why the president had misquoted the mayor, she said, "I don't think that's actually true. Read More »

New raids, 'several' arrests over London attack

Counterterrorism officers raided several addresses in Barking, an east London suburb, and arrested 12 people there Sunday, police said. Twelve people have been arrested in Barking after raids at a flat which is believed to be the home of one of the attackers. Read More »

Countdown Clocks, Morning Cocktails As Former FBI Director Prepares To Testify

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On Monday report came from White House that there is no any intention of Donald Trump to block the testimonies revealed by the former director of Federal Bureau of Investigation named James Comey . Here was the "ask": "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy", Comey quoted Trump as telling him. Read More »

Trump injects US into Arab crisis

Several Middle Eastern countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE , cut ties with Qatar on Monday over what they say is its support for terrorism, an accusation the Gulf state vehemently denies. U.S. Ambassador to Qatar Dana Shell Smith on Monday retweeted a previous comment from October 2016 about the "great partnership" with Qatar to "counter terrorist financing". Read More »

Qatar says Saudi-led move to bar citizens breach of rights

The Arab world's biggest powers, including Saudi Arabia , Egypt and the United Arab Emirates , cut diplomatic relations with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of supporting Islamist militants and Iran. The council includes Qatar , Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain , Oman and Kuwait. Qatar's neighbours have long accused the country of tolerating or even encouraging support for extremist groups, including al Qaida's Syria branch - all of which Qatar denies. Read More »

Cooper signs on to Paris climate change pact

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Former President Barack Obama's target of 26 to 28 percent greenhouse gas level reductions by 2025 based off 2005 emissions levels mostly missed the mark, according to an analysis in January by the Rhodium Group. "Pulling out of the Paris Accord is wrong for our country, our children, and the generations to come", Cooper said. Early in the Trump presidency, an eye-opening 1,000 staff members from the US State Department signed a memo refuting the newly inaugurated president's January ... Read More »

Danish Ahmed, seen at Sabzar Bhat's funeral, surrenders, reveals tale of disillusionment

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Ahmed was photographed wearing a battle pouch with a grenade at the funeral of Sabzar Bhat. In Danish Ahmed's case, the Indian Army requested his parents to counsel their son and ask him to surrender. Upon investigation, Danish revealed that most of the local boys in Jammu and Kashmir become disillusioned with "gun" after joining militancy. Ahmed has reportedly told the police that terrorists in south Kashmir are mainly involved in extortion and looting. Read More »

Macron Reveals 'Moment of Truth' Behind Hand Pump With Trump

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The handshake between Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump who enjoys the NetThis Thursday, on the sidelines of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels , Emmanuel Macron met for the first time Donald Trump . The handshake made headlines, both for its length and the apparent intensity between the two leaders, both of them relative newcomers on the world stage. Read More »

Gunmen attack Iran parliament and mausoleum, killing at least one: State media

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Four pilgrims were wounded at the mausoleum. One witness reported seeing several police snipers on the rooftops of buildings around the parliament. A woman was also arrested. Two people died and 10 were injured at the shrine, Fars said. The twin attacks killed at least 12 people and wounded 42 others. Press TV reported that Tehran MP Elias Hazrati said the assailants were armed with two Kalashnikovs and a handgun. Read More »