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French officials: Notre Dame police attacker was doctoral student

Some 600 people were inside the famous 12th century church while the drama was happening outside and within minutes one of Paris' most visited tourist destinations was swarming with heavily armed police officers. The man lay bleeding on the ground as police sealed off the area and searched for possible accomplices. Newly-elected President Emmanuel Macron, portrayed by rivals as weak on security during the presidential campaign, last month instructed the task force be created to bring ... Read More »

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn in TV showdown

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The Labour leader said he would not use nuclear weapons first and when he declined to say if he would use them second, he faced heckles from the audience. and the Gulf States have expressed their interest in striking trade deals with us as soon as they can", the Conservative Party leader said. The prime minister wanted a commanding wing ahead of entering Brexit negotiations with the EU. Read More »

Uncle of Pak-origin London Bridge attacker condemns his nephew

He added: "We are paying a heavy cost in these attacks". The prosecutor said Italy had lacked the evidence to prosecute Zaghba, but had warned Britain about him. A Metropolitan Police spokesman said the search for Thomas continued on Wednesday. His girlfriend was struck by the van and seriously injured. "Any successful attack is a failure of intelligence services", said Raffaello Pantucci, counter-terrorism expert at the Royal United Services Institute in London. Read More »

Qatar vows 'no surrender' in row with Arab states

Qatar denies having any ties to extremists. Qatar's leader is expected to address his nation Tuesday, one day after the country was thrust into the center of an unprecedented diplomatic crisis that threatens to disrupt everyday life and leave the oil-rich nation isolated from key allies. Read More »

Explosion near Afghan mosque kills at least 7

Abdul Ahid Wali Zada, a police spokesperson, said the bomb was planted in a rickshaw that detonated near the large mosque dating from the 12th century. Pakistan's military in turn has also blamed Afghanistan for harboring insurgents it said were responsible for a spate of bombings in February. Kabul blames elements the Pakistani spy agency, the ISI, for supporting the Taliban militants, while Islamabad blames the Afghan government for giving refuge to militants on its side of the border. Read More »

Trump tells advisers United States will scrap Paris accord

President Donald Trump is expected to decide this week whether to pull the United States out of the Paris climate-change accord , even as major U.S. "And climate solutions provide opportunities that are unmatchable". It shows that the climate change discussion - and action - will continue on a global scale, even without Trump's participation. Read More »

After Rahul Gandhi's Arrest Showdown, AAP Team Heads For Mandsaur

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He had a debt of around Rs 60,000 and had also taken loans from some private lenders, police said. Earlier, in a series of tweets Gandhi said: "Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh governments are doing their best to prevent me from entering Madhya Pradesh and meeting the families of the farmers killed in Mandsaur ". Read More »

Cremations held for victims of Myanmar military plane crash

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Myanmar military members carry a dead body at Sanhlan village on June 8. Military officials say the missing transport plane feared lost in the Andaman Sea had 15 children among the passengers on board. More than half of the passengers were from military families, including 15 children, along with 35 soldiers and 14 crew members, the army chief's office said in a statement. Read More »

"We are not ready to surrender", Qatar's foreign minister says

Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani called the moves by Arab neighbours and others "clear violations of global law and worldwide humanitarian law". In a sign of the economic damage from the dispute, Standard & Poor's downgraded Qatar's debt on Wednesday as the country's riyal currency fell to an 11-year low amid signs that portfolio investment funds were flowing out because of the rift. Read More »

Two officers and a pedestrian struck by vehicle in Washington DC

Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. The vehicle then crashed into an unoccupied truck and both occupants were arrested. The other police officer is in critical condition. He said that police were in the process of questioning the two suspects the evening of June 8. The police chief said investigators don't have a motive but are not ruling out terrorism at the time. Read More »

May's United Kingdom election gamble backfires as Tories lose majority

All pre-election opinion poll forecasts of May's strong lead with projections of a 50 to 70 seat majority have proved far-fetched with the Corbyn-led Labour doing far better than expected. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn urged her to resign, but she said her party would "ensure" stability in the UK. Political analysts say it now looks nearly impossible for May's party to get past the 326-line, making a so-called hung government inevitable . Read More »

Turkey debates military support for Qatar

The Associate Press reported he met Qatar's emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani , on his arrival Wednesday night . Jubeir said that "for many years Qatar has taken steps to support certain organizations". "Production and the export of LNG from our operations have not been impacted" by the diplomatic tension, ConocoPhillips spokeswoman Emma Ahmed said in a statement to Reuters . Read More »

Should she stay or should she go? Conservative lawmakers on May

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Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said Labour is "ready to form a government", branding any Conservative-DUP arrangement a "coalition of chaos". "And if, as the indications have shown and if this is correct that the Conservative Party has won the most seats and probably the most votes, then it will be incumbent on us to ensure we have that period of stability - and that is exactly what we will do". Read More »

Pressure won't force Qatar to change foreign policy - FM

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Saudi Arabia and the UAE listed scores of organizations in a 2014 spat with Qatar. In this photo released by Emirates News Agency, WAM, the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, right, is received by UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to hold talks about Qatar, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates , Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Read More »

Arab states issue Qatar 'terror list'

The move comes after Saudi Arabia , Egypt , the U.A.E., Bahrain and Yemen on Monday cut ties with Qatar , accusing Doha of supporting terrorism . Its Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah held talks with Saudi King Salman on Tuesday but there were no immediate signs of progress. After "examining the cause" of the crisis, the Jordanian government also made a decision to revoke licenses for the Doha-based broadcaster Al Jazeera . Read More »

British PM loses majority, faces pressure to resign

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called on the Prime Minister to resign, saying she should "go and make way for a government that is truly representative of this country". A total of 650 Westminster MPs will be elected, with about 45.8 million people entitled to vote. Speaking to PoliticsHome, a European Commission source said they would be open to putting talks on ice if no single party win a majority . Read More »

United Kingdom election: Theresa May could lose parliamentary majority, exit poll shows

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And as of 2 PM Korea time, more than 6_ of the combined 650 seats have been declared. Though the biggest single victor, they failed to reach the 326-mark they would need to command a parliamentary majority . "It [the manifesto] said we want to leave the customs union and single market, but get access to them, and to have a deep and special relationship with Europe", Davis told the Sky News broadcaster at 2AM on Friday (9 June), as the Tory losses became clear. Read More »

Qatar says it won't 'surrender' in Gulf row

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He also said Turkey, which on Wednesday sped up the planned deployment of troops to Qatar , is helping to ensure stability in the region. Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani attends a Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Doha , Qatar. Read More »

Fifty Years Since the Six-Day War

Let's start with Guterres' first claim about the alleged misery of Palestinian life since Israel took over the territory. In other news, Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and fired many gas bombs, causing several Palestinians from the same household, to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Read More »

Third London Bridge Terror Attacker Named As Moroccan-Italian Youssef Zaghba

Previously unreleased CCTV footage has made its way to social media, showing the moment armed police officers killed three terrorists who launched a vicious attack on Londoners last week. Youssef Zaghba is said to have told Italian police "I'm going to be a terrorist" when he was stopped trying to travel to Syria a year ago. Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and others have criticized May for cutting police numbers by roughly 20,000 during her tenure as home secretary. Read More »

Photos show gunmen storming Iran's parliament during attacks in Tehran

But Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi on Thursday advised against rushing to conclusions while the investigation continued. Police on Thursday said they have arrested six suspects in connection with the attack. president with the heads of one of the reactionary regional states that has constantly been supporting Takfiri terrorists as to be very meaningful, and believes that ISIL's acknowledging the responsibility indicates their complicity in this wild move. Read More »

Rahul detained by police near MP border on his way to Mandsaur

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Additional superintendent of police Ajay Pratap Singh said that 22 people have been arrested for arson and other offences related to violence, while 34 have been arrested for defying prohibitory orders. " He can only give them bullets ". I had been the agriculture minister too. Speaking to ANI, P.C. Chacko said, "As long as the farmers are in distress or in any kind of trouble we will stand with the farmers- If that is politics then we are playing it". Read More »

Turkish MPs approve troop deployment to Qatar base

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Turkey , which initially moved to mediate between the Arab countries, has declared its support for Qatar, rejecting claims that the country is financing terrorism. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated Tuesday that " Turkey will continue and will develop our ties with Qatar ", adding that "we do not think the sanctions against Qatar are good". Read More »

Comey says he was fired over Russia probe, blasts 'lies'

Democrat Senator Martin Heinrich led Mr Comey in a series of questioning that made clear that in all these questions Mr Trump didn't inquire about the danger to the United States posed by Russian Federation as a result of interference with our electoral system. Read More »

Dem drafts articles of impeachment to oust Trump

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The awful, wicked side of the divide was shown when first Al Green called for the impeachment of Trump in May. The advocacy group was formed to defend former President Clinton in 1998 when he faced impeachment . However, can petitions actually result into Trump's removal or impeachment? However, one House Democrat believes that the time to get the Trump impeachment ball rolling is today, before Comey ever even speaks. Read More »

Britain to have hung parliament

Labour was heading for 260 seats, the Liberal Democrats for 14, the Scottish National Party 34, Plaid Cymru three and Greens one, according to the PA analysis. But in the event, the pundits' forecasts were proved as wrong this time as they had been on last year's European Union membership referendum and the previous general election in 2015. Read More »

LeBron James not faulting Golden State Warriors for building super team

As now constructed, they're good enough to be the clear-cut second best team in the National Basketball Association. The Warriors can reach that uncharted territory with a win on Friday. James joined forced with All-Star Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami to win titles. And I'm not one to judge and say if it's fair or not if guys are adding players to their team. Read More »

James Comey's full statement, with notes and context

Trump's lawyer says the president "never, in form or substance" directed Comey to stop investigating anyone, and Republicans suggested Comey was reading too much into it. But he reiterated that Trump told him the probe was "a cloud" hindering his ability to govern. The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, in an extraordinary statement, said that he began documenting his one-one-one meetings with Trump, starting in January, because of the "nature of the person", meaning Trump. Read More »

Police increase patrols in Tehran after Iran terror attacks

The ISIL terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the fatal attacks in Tehran . "They five arrested terrorists were Iranians". "The five known terrorists... The Sunni jihadists of IS consider Shiite Iran to be apostates, and Tehran is deeply involved in fighting the group in both Syria and Iraq. There are many groups involved in the fight against IS. Read More »

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall quits after election drubbing

His decision means Ukip will hold its third leadership election in a year. Neil Hamilton, UKIP's leader in the Welsh Assembly, said his party's vote had been "squeezed" as the election had become a "binary competition between Labour and the Tories". Read More »