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Extra funding to boost polling station security

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Guidelines from the Electoral Commission say that dogs can enter polling stations in an " accompanying " role, but should be kept on a lead and must not disrupt the vote. Or just silently hand them your polling card if you're feeling shy. However, if you want to watch the whole thing unfold you can do so online. But we know that there are still some people who probably won't turn out to vote - after all, even the European Union referendum turnout was 72.2%, and that was the highest in more ... Read More »

Two of Three London Attackers Named by British Police

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Seven people died in the assault that occurred Saturday when three masked men drove a van into pedestrians on the bridge before jumping out and stabbing people at random, police said . "There are plans in place for the general election". He was not known to the police authorities. You stand with them in times of adversity but you call them out when they are wrong. Read More »

Trump to nominate ex-Justice Department official to lead Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Trump made the announcement a day before former director Comey is due to testify about the Russian Federation investigation and the circumstances behind his dismissal. Wray represented Chris Christie during the "bridgegate" trial , in which members of Christie's team were found guilty of shutting down key traffic lanes on the George Washington Bridge in 2013, causing widespread delays and other problems, a move that was soon found to be about political vengeance rather than any actual ... Read More »

Congress playing politics over farmers' blood: Prabhat Jha

Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced an increased compensation of 155,138 USA dollars and a government job for the families who lost their kin in Tuesday's firing incident. Hundreds of angry farmers on Wednesday blockaded roads and attacked two top officials at Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh. Curfew remained in force at Pipaliya Mandi area-where five farmers were killed and six others were injured on Tuesday - and in Mandsaur town. Read More »

Macron Invites Putin to France, Challenges Him on Syria and 'Fake News'

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The French president, speaking at a joint press conference in the lavish surroundings of Versailles Palace during a "working visit" by Mr Putin to France , dropped any hint of diplomatic language. Putin also commented to Macron on a painting depicting Russian Empress Catherine the Great. Relations between the European Union and Russian Federation have been fraught since Moscow's annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the subsequent insurgency in eastern Ukraine. Read More »

London attack: Pakistan-origin man among three attackers

Investigations are ongoing to identify the third attacker, and police are continuing to appeal for further information. "We did not know him well, his name was not known to us, it has been brought to our attention that some years ago after interrupting a Friday sermon he was asked to leave the mosque", the statement said . Read More »

Russian Federation denies reports of hacking Qatar's state news agency

President Donald Trump past year. "So good to see the Saudi Arabia visit with the King and 50 countries already paying off", he tweeted. The countries also said they would eject Qatar's diplomats. "We believe that common sense and logic and will convince Qatar to take the right steps", he said. "The measures are unjustified and are based on false and baseless claims", Qatar said in response to Monday's announcement. Read More »

US thrown into Mideast fray following president's tweets

Key Gulf states including UAE, Egypt and Bahrain, led by Saudi Arabia, abruptly severed relations with Qatar on Monday, suspending flights and sea travel to Qatar, escalating a week-old row and sending Qatari stocks plunging, though there's been no immediate impact on Gulf energy exports. Read More »

US condemns attacks that killed 12 in Iran

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The U.S. government has not yet confirmed who was behind the attacks. About 15 miles away, a second group of four terrorists confronted security forces as they tried to enter a building at the parliament complex. One attacker detonated a suicide vest, one was killed by security forces and other assailants were arrested, the Governor of Tehran was quoted as saying by IRIB. Read More »

Hawaii Signs Legislation To Implement Goals Of Paris Climate Accord Anyway

The poll also showed 50 percent of Americans believe global temperatures will rise faster as a result of the USA withdrawal from the climate deal, and 64 percent think US relations with other countries will suffer. "I just kind of feel helpless about it", Dana Anderson, 54, of Mesa, Arizona, said about climate change . Speaking at the European Development Days summit in Brussels, Amina J. Read More »

US suspects Russian hackers planted fake news behind Qatar crisis

Authorities and telecommunications companies did not provide further details. Qatar also flexed its political influence by using its energy wealth to become a key patron of groups such as Hamas in the Gaza Strip and, in the mid-1990s, launch the Al-Jazeera media network, which has wide reach through the Arab-speaking world. Read More »

Iran rejects US statements on attacks in Tehran

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The IRGC said it would retaliate for the innocent blood shed in the Tehran attacks and pledged to safeguard the country's national security. Others also drew a link to Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia , which Iran accuses of funding IS. Read More »

Trump to highlight aging waterway system in Cincinnati

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While Anthem pulling out of OH will leave more than 10,000 customers in the lurch (67,000 will also need to choose a new plan in 2018) in counties where the insurance provider was the only marketplace provider (or one of two), other factors point to a more successful program. Read More »

Christopher Wray, the Low-Key Nominee for the FBI's Top Post

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Among Wray's credentials is a stint as the assistant attorney general leading the Justice Department's criminal division, from 2003 to 2005. Trump said in a statement later that Wray is an "impeccably qualified individual" who will be a "fierce guardian of the law and model of integrity" once confirmed by the Senate . Read More »

Ariana Grande delivers for Manchester

Morgan had initially dismissed explanations from many people that Grande had jetted back to the U.S. after the terrorist attack because she was traumatised. The album's proceeds will purportedly go to a charity benefiting the victims of last month's attack, which killed at least 22 people and wounded nearly 60 more . Read More »

Trump offers Iran victims solace, but suggests culpability

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In a new twist, the terror group's Amaq news agency also quickly distributed a 24-second video of the attack showing a bloody, lifeless body inside the parliament complex, and threatened it would strike again. "He extends his honest condolences to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured", Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for Guterres, was quoted by Xinhua. Read More »

Senate clears way for new sanctions on Iran

The US State Department condemned a militant attack in the Iranian capital, saying "the depravity of terrorism has no place in a peaceful, civilised world". Assailants reportedly killed a security guard and wounded 12 other people, and a suicide bomber also detonated an explosive vest. Witnesses said the jihadists were on the fourth floor of the parliament building shooting down at pedestrians on the street. Read More »

Trump urges Arab unity in call to Saudi Arabia's King Salman

The ransom, which Iraqi officials said was in the "hundreds of millions of dollars", was believed to have been paid to militias with close ties to Tehran. "Again, this is Qataris speaking to global media wondering whether this is possible at all". " Doha now needs to take serious steps very rapidly to placate not only their neighbors but also their allies around the world". Read More »

Comey Opening Statement Released

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He says Trump asked him to stay behind in the Oval Office after a meeting with a larger group, and as they stood near a grandfather clock, Trump described Flynn as a good guy who'd been through a lot. The Fox broadcast network, which airs news coverage much less frequently, will do so with Comey in a broadcast anchored by Shepard Smith. Republican leaders largely kept quiet after the Senate Intelligence Committee released Comey's opening statement ahead of Thursday's highly anticipated ... Read More »

Army foils infiltration bid, three militants killed

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Col Kalia said three weapons were recovered from the possession of the slain militants and the army operation is continuing in the area where more militants are believed to be hidden. The Army has already said that it was anticipating spurt in infiltration attempt on the LoC as snow has melted, leading to opening up of the passes in higher reaches, which have been traditional infiltration routes of the militants during the summer. Read More »

Dozens dead after attack on Coptic Christian buses in Egypt

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The armed assault is the latest in a series of deadly attacks on Egypt's Christians following a pair of suicide bombings on Palm Sunday. "A security detachment from the Islamic State carried out an attack yesterday in Minya", the group's self-styled Amaq news agency reported . Read More »

Qatar Diplomatic Crisis Continues To Reverberate Across Middle East

Qatar has backed Islamist movements in the Middle East in the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings in 2011, to the chagrin of Saudi Arabia and the UAE in particular. Efforts to defuse the regional crisis - triggered on Monday when the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and others severed diplomatic ties with Qatar over alleged support for Muslim militant groups and Iran - showed no immediate signs of success. Read More »

Gunmen attack Iran parliament and mausoleum, killing at least one

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According to Tasnim, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) hostage rescue teams have killed one of the four attackers inside the parliament. Two of the attackers at the shrine, one of them a woman, blew themselves up, while another detonated a suicide vest on the fourth floor of the parliamentary office building. Read More »

RAF deployed at violence-hit Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh

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The situation is tense but under control. While the government has booked over 450 farmers for various activities, the farmers' union has demanded action against those who opened fire on farmers. Information and broadcasting minister M Venkaiah Naidu , however, accused the Congress of instigating the violence in Mandsaur . Farmers in western Madhya Pradesh are protesting since June 1 demanding higher minimum support prices (MSP) for their produce, among others. Read More »

Obama praises USA cities, states, for climate change stand

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Cambodia, a member of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change since 1995, endorsed the Paris deal. "We are the testing grounds". Half of respondents said the nation should be more concerned about "protecting the environment and reducing greenhouse gas emissions ", than "protecting our coal industry and American industrial sector jobs ". Read More »

Trump reverses course in Qatar call

On Tuesday, Trump tweeted criticism of Qatar that mirrors that of the Saudis and others in the region who have long objected to Qatar's foreign policy. President Trump called Qatar's leader Wednesday to urge him to resolve a diplomatic dispute with Saudi Arabia and other regional powers, a day after the president jumped into the controversy when he criticized Qatar . Read More »

Rahul leaves for Mandsaur, police say they will stop him

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Six battalions were sent on Tuesday to assist the police administration in controlling the situation. A day after five farmers were killed and six injured in clashes between the protesters and the police in Mandsaur , a clearly rattled Chouhan government sought to cool the tempers by announcing certain measures, including a loan settlement scheme for those cultivators who had defaulted on repayment of farm loan borrowed by them earlier. Read More »

Cosby's chief accuser denies any prior romance

Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting C. (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Pool Photo via AP). Jurors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial are hearing about telephone conversations in which he told the mother of his chief accuser that he'd fondled her daughter's breasts and genitals after giving her pills. Read More »

Battle for IS 'Capital' Raqqa Begins

Just last week, SDF forces received the first shipments of USA small arms, ammunition and vehicles to be used for an offensive on Raqqa, a move that has been opposed by Turkey, which sees the Kurdish group as an extension of a Turkish terrorist group known as the PKK. Read More »

Former FBI Director Comey's Remarks About Russia Investigation, Annotated

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During a February 14 meeting in the Oval Office, the day after the firing of national security adviser Michael Flynn, Comey said Trump tried to persuade him to drop an investigation into Flynn. Three weeks later, Trump fired Comey. Their first meeting occurred in Trump Tower on January 6 during a briefing with leaders of the intelligence community. Read More »

Brazil's court begins hearing on removing President Temer

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Alves, a former speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, was tourism minister under President Dilma Rousseff and Temer, who assumed the country's top post a year ago when Rousseff was removed for illegally managing the federal budget. Cunha is serving a 15-year prison sentence for corruption and money laundering. Former Tourism Minister Henrique Eduardo Alves was taken into custody on allegations of corruption related to construction of a 2014 World Cup stadium in Natal . Read More »