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UAE president offers condolences to Iran after deadly attacks

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Hezbollan and Iran are locked in twin military conflicts in Iraq and Syria against Islamic State jihadists and Gulf- and Western-backed local opposition forces. "Iran's message as always is that terrorism is a global problem, and unity to fight extremism, violence and terrorism with regional and worldwide cooperation is the most important need of today's world", he said in a statement. Read More »

Paris: Attacker shot outside Notre Dame cathedral

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Police found the video in a search of his rental residence in the northwestern Paris suburb of Cergy, a source with knowledge of the investigation told global news agency AFP . "We are here with our 2 terrified children". A witness, who works as a tech correspondent at Israel Public Cooperation said in a tweet: "suspect tried to attack an officer shot near Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris ". Read More »

Russia interfered in US presidential polls with purpose: Comey

Comey also said he asked a friend to share with the media the contents of memos he had written about his conversations with Trump , saying he thought the move would lead to the naming of a special counsel to investigate Russia's interference in the US presidential election. Read More »

Theresa May completing Cabinet after election disappointment leaves PM weaker

May called a snap general election in April, being convinced the British public would give her a strong mandate as she prepares for a battle with the European Union over Britain's post-Brexit relationship with the bloc. While always striving for the "best deal" for Northern Ireland and its people, Foster said her party would always have the best interests of the United Kingdom at heart. Read More »

United Kingdom election: How a fringe party with few votes became kingmaker

That could cheer opponents of a " hard Brexit " that would take Britain completely out of the single market and the customs union. "I have just been to see Her Majesty the Queen and I will now form a Government ", she said . "I am sorry for those candidates and hard-working party workers who weren't successful but also particularly sorry for those colleagues who were MPs or ministers who had contributed so much to our country and who lost their seats and didn't deserve to lose their ... Read More »

Israeli fire kills Palestinian near Gaza strip

Qatar has always been accused of funding worldwide terror groups as a defense strategy, essentially paying "protection" money to global terror groups in order to ensure that they are not attacked, former IDF General and National Security Advisor Yaakov Amidror said on Army Radio. Read More »

Boxed in: Trump felt no choice but to keep Sessions

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Still, the White House remained mum on the topic of Trump's confidence in his attorney general for two days, even as reports swirled about ongoing tensions between the two and reports that Sessions recently offered to resign - lending credence to reports of lingering tensions. Read More »

Spicer on Trump's Tweets: 'They're Considered Official Statements By the President'

Indeed, the investigation seems to be headed in directions having little to do with Russia's hacking of Democratic emails and election systems. This is especially the case now that we know that Comey had informed the president on multiple occasions that he was not a subject of the inquiry, that Comey, while disturbed by his encounters with Trump, did not see them as warranting his resignation, and that no one other than Trump ever told him to drop the Flynn inquiry. Read More »

Trump, Macron Voice Support For May Amid Effort To Form New Government

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While Theresa May's decision to hold a snap election initially frustrated European Union officials, the aim for a clear mandate to negotiate Brexit was appreciated. But May soldiered on Friday, re-appointing senior ministers to her Cabinet and holding talks with a small Northern Irish party about shoring up her minority government. Read More »

Donald Trump Ducks Answering If There Are Recordings with Comey

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Chances that Republicans themselves would initiate or even consider impeachment proceedings were zero, and that will change only if the Justice Department special counsel on the case, Robert Mueller , delivers a verdict they can not ignore whenever his investigation concludes. Read More »

Accusations Fly After Attacks on Tehran

They had returned to Iran in August 2016 for a terrorist operation under the command of Abu Aysheh, a ranking commander of Daesh, with the goal of carrying out attacks in Iran's religious cities, the statement said. Iran's intelligence ministry said earlier on Thursday it had arrested more suspects linked to the attacks, on top of six Iranians, detained on Wednesday. Read More »

Trump says Comey cleared him. He didn't

Pressed on the attorney general's "interactions with the Russians or his behavior with regard to the investigation", Comey said Sessions "was very close to and inevitably going to recuse himself for a variety of reasons". "One hundred percent", Trump said. In response to Comey's stunning testimony , Trump and his lawyer have staked out an incoherent position. Kasowitz's remarks were released in a statement before a briefing with reporters and following Comey's testimony before ... Read More »

Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after UK vote

During her visit to Argentina, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday, that the two countries have agreed to promote multilateral trade and to protect the environment from climate change. We want to do it (Brexit) fast, respecting the timetable. On the agenda, talks over the forthcoming G-20 summit to be held in Hamburg in July, but also preparations for next year's G-20 summit which will be held here in Buenos Aires. Read More »

US calls on Arab states to ease Qatar blockade as crisis deepens

Just an hour earlier, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Saudi Arabia, Egypt , and other Gulf nations to ease the blockade on Qatar, though Tillerson also pressed Qatar to "do more" to fight terrorism. Not only has Qatar been pivotal to US military operations in the region, there is also no upside to taking sides in the current crisis. Turkey had set up a temporary military base in Qatar, its first such installation in the Middle East. Read More »

Trump's legal team to file complaint on Comey

He adamantly denied Comey's claims that he asked him to end the FBI's investigation into national security adviser Michael Flynn. Comey gave ammunition to the president's side, too, particularly by admitting that he had orchestrated the leak of his account of his most critical meeting with Trump with the express goal of spurring the appointment of a special counsel, which he accomplished. Read More »

European Union presses Britain to get its act together for Brexit talks

She lost her Commons majority after her decision to call a snap general election backfired, but hopes to receive support from the 10 DUP MPs. The U.K. But May's botched announcement of a reform in funding for elderly care, plus a strong grassroots campaign by Corbyn which energised the youth vote, gave him momentum. Read More »

Election a disaster for PM May: Sturgeon

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Its Scottish Leader, Kezia Dugdale, remains publicly less open to IndyRef2 than her UK Leader Jeremy Corbyn , and was generally seen to have fought a poor campaign. Douglas Ross delivered a devastating knockout blow to the SNP deputy leader who had held the Moray seat since 2001. "But we have to acknowledge that the question of a second independence referendum was a significant motivator of votes against the SNP in this election, and we have to be attentive to that point". Read More »

Trump condemns terrors attack in Iran

That was condemned by Zarif, who tweeted: " Repugnant WH (White House) statement ... as Iranians counter terror backed by U.S. clients". He called the choice of words "repugnant" and said Iran rejects the United States' claims of friendship. Read More »

India and Pakistan join SCO

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Beijing-backed Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) formalized on Friday the admission of India and Pakistan during the political and security grouping's summit in Astana , Kazakhstan. "Instead of talking about counterweights and containment, let us create shared spaces for all". Pakistan became a full member of the SCO. We are achieving full membership today, but India has been nurturing and maintaining good historic relations with every SCO member. Read More »

Farmers stir: Cong terms Chouhan's fast a 'sham'

After Rahul Gandhi's drama in Madhya Pradesh , Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has now declared that he will begin an indefinite fast from today till peace prevails in his state. Mr. Chauhan has assured that the State authorities would firmly deal with those trying to disturb the peace. While Chouhan's government is under fire for the alleged police violence that took place in Mandsaur+, the chief minister alleged that he would find and punish the "real culprits". Read More »

Sabzar Bhat killing: Curfew witnessed in different parts of Kashmir

In Bandipora's Ajas village, locals offered funeral prayers in absentia for the slain militants. He also attended the funeral of Faizan Ahmed, another militant killed alongwith Bhat, in the village, which saw hundreds gathered. At least three other protesters sustained bullet injuries in the clashes. Meanwhile, curfew and restrictions continued in Srinagar and other places in the Kashmir Valley as authorities said "these were necessary to maintain law and order". Read More »

Muslim Brotherhood slams Saudi 'terror' accusations

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Whatever the Saudis do to crush Iranian advantage, America will be unflappably aboard-no more attempts at balance, we're back on the side of the Sunnis. Clearly, Saudi leaders are playing Trump, exploiting the grandiose reception they gave him last month after he decided to make the kingdom the first stop on his maiden foreign trip as president. Read More »

Germany: Climate will last longer than Trump presidency

Brown used several public appearances in Beijing to drum up Chinese support for California's aggressive efforts to curb climate-warming carbon emissions - including face-to-face talks with Xi in the Great Hall of the People, a venue normally reserved for meetings with visiting heads of state. Read More »

Israeli gunfire kills 1 Palestinian, wounds 6 others in eastern Gaza

The source said the request was received during a meeting between official Qatari representatives and Hamas' leadership in Qatar. The Palestinians want to establish an independent state in the enclave, the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem , territories that Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war. Read More »

Melbourne siege an act of terror, ISIS claims responsibility

He said local authorities are "absolutely" concerned that copycat attackers could stage similar incidents, although the terror threat level has not been increased from "probable", but is under constant review. Australian bomb squad police are seen entering the Buckingham Serviced Apartments in Bay Street in Brighton in Melbourne, Australia , on Mon., June 5, 2017 . Read More »

Amit Shah inaugurates Modi fest, praises PM for overall development

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This is the reason, he went on, that Mahatma Gandhi advocated the party's dissolution right after Independence. Speaking to a gathering of "eminent persons" of Chhattisgarh , Shah said, "Congress kisi ek vichaar dhaara ke adhaar par, kisi ek siddhant ke adhaar par bani hui party hi nahi hai, woh azadi prapt karne ka ek special objective vehicle hai, azadi prapt karne ka ek saadhan tha". Read More »

Donald Trump, Rex Tillerson strike very different tones on Qatar

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A diplomatic crisis continues to develop in the Persian Gulf, where four Sunni states are attempting to isolate the small, oil-rich nation of Qatar from the rest of the region. "Qatar has a history of supporting groups that have spanned the spectrum of political expression, from activism to violence", he said. As Qatar faces diplomatic and trade turmoil, Turkish parliament has approved legislation that will send Turkish troops to one of the country's military bases in Qatar, according ... Read More »

13 infiltrating terrorists killed on LoC in 96 hours: Army

The locals said that some youth pelted stones on a patrol party of the Army moving on a road through Nadpora following which the troops detained one person identified as Ubaid nazir and also attacked the private properties. The situation along LoC is tense since the beginning of May. Several ceasefire violations were reported on both the sides of LoC. Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since the end of British colonial rule in 1947. Read More »

Angela Merkel expects Brexit talks to begin 'within days'

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's stunning electoral setback with a hung parliament on Thursday left her Brexit strategy in shambles less than two weeks before the start of talks. Europe's top-level politicians shared their views on the outcome, with Michel Barnier, the EU's lead negotiator, saying negotiations "should start when the United Kingdom is ready". Read More »

Leader condoles families of terrorist attacks victims

In the wake of Wednesday's attacks, Iran's Revolutionary Guard released a statement accusing the Saudis of being complicit in the attacks. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attacks. 7- Following the terrorist attacks of 7 June 2017 in Tehran , I would like to ask the worldwide community, especially the Security Council, to seriously ponder over such a unsafe approach towards regional security and its grave consequences, and to spare no efforts in combating violent ... Read More »

UK Conservatives Lose Majority After Stunning Loss for Theresa May

Clinging to power, May said the Tories would form a minority government with the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland, which won 10 seats. Party leader Jeremy Corbyn , whose old-school socialist views are seen by many to make him unelectable, struck a chord with young voters and seemed to grow in confidence as the election neared. Read More »

Trump claims 'complete vindication' after Comey testimony

Trump , in his first press conference since Comey's congressional testimony on Thursday, also reiterated that he felt vindicated by what was said . "I'll tell you about it over a short period of time". Trump and aides pounced on that revelation, accusing Comey of improperly leaking privileged conversations. Read More »