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DC police: 2 officers, transportation employee hit vehicle

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The two men who were the occupants of the striking vehicle are both in serious condition, according to police. The new information came as one officer, a four-year veteran who is married, is being treated for life-threatening injuries at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Read More »

Qatar FM rejects intervention in foreign policy

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The secretary of state said the USA will work alongside the Emir of Kuwait to bring a peaceful agreement to the blockade, and "progress toward eliminating all forms of support for terrorism , military, financial, moral, or ideological". It's alarming enough that the rupture seems to have taken the Trump administration by surprise, perhaps another result of the president's failure to nominate any under or assistant secretaries in the departments of state and defense. Read More »

Trump Reportedly Won't Try to Block Comey's Testimony to Congress

The investigations began after US intelligence agencies concluded Russia hacked Democratic National Committee computer servers past year with the intent of inflicting damage on the campaign of Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton, who political analysts say, Russian President Vladimir Putin despised. Read More »

Cavs avoid elimination, beat Warriors 137-116

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Curry will get a chance to atone for his sub-par performance on Monday when the best-of-seven series shifts to Oakland with the Warriors still holding a commanding 3-1 lead. Cleveland hit a Finals-record 24 three-pointers and attempted 45 shots from beyond the arc. "I thought we really brought a physicality to the game . Read More »

The tab for lunch with Warren Buffett: $2.7 million

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Buffett's lunch auctions have raised $23.6 million for Glide over the past 17 years. "Everyone that has experienced Glide comes away a believer ", Buffett said in a statement last month. "They have to see it to believe it, but when they see it, they do believe it". That tied a record from 2012. The billionaire Berkshire Hathaway CEO has always been a supporter of the organization. Read More »

Trump accuses Qatar of funding terror 'at a very high level'

Saudi Arabia and other USA allies in the region have cited Qatar's alleged support for regional rival Iran and for extremist groups as explanation for their decision. battle against the Daesh (so-called IS) militant group. In a contradictory approach, Trump had used social media site Twitter on Tuesday to praise Saudi Arabia's decision to sever ties with Qatar. Read More »

Top aides to Theresa May resign after British election losses

The adviser takes the fall but Theresa May is the one responsible for her own defeat. May, who campaigned under the mantra "strong and stable", announced Friday that she would retain five key Cabinet ministers in their posts . "The simple truth is that Britain is a divided country: many are exhausted of austerity, many remain frustrated or angry about Brexit , and many younger people feel they lack the opportunities enjoyed by their parents' generation", he wrote. Read More »

Rahul detained in MP, lashes out at Modi

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The Mandsaur-Neemuch region, about 300 km from the state capital Bhopal , became the nerve centre of the gathering storm of farmer distress. Gandhi, along with JDU leader Sharad Yaadav and Congress leaders Digvijay Singh and Kamal Nath, were kept at Vikram Tent House, which was converted into a temporary jail, in Nayagaon. Read More »

May to form government with DUP backing

The party also has historical links to "rivers of blood" race war tout Enoch Powell, and is infamous for its staunch anti-LGBT and anti-abortion policies, alongside climate change denial. The move comes after the Prome Minister said she would seek to form a minority government with a "confidence and supply" agreement with the controversial Northern Irish party. Read More »

Roy Keane tells Republic 'to go to war' in Austria game

We just can't afford to do that, let me put it that way". "I think the players are in good spirits, they mindset so hopefully we go out and produce moments of quality". He played a bit but he wasn't properly fit so it is nice to have him on board. "We've been on other end of that when we came back in the last qualifying campaign to upset the odds". Read More »

Iraq presses Mosul assault, calls civilians to flee

Mosul is a large city comprised of dense built-up neighborhoods, ancient, congested districts and agricultural suburbs. According to a military investigation, both Iraqi forces and United States military advisors did not know there were some many people in the building near an IS target that collapsed as a result of the strikes. Read More »

Croatian President, Kazakh Speaker Condemn Tehran Terror Attacks

That clip is the so-called message from the Tehran attackers, the video shows three masked men sitting on a floor holding automatic rifles who speaks sorani dialect. Newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani has said the attacks would make Iran more united. Mourners chanted "God is greatest" and some carried pictures of Khamenei, captioned: "We are ready to sacrifice our blood for you". Read More »

Trump Lawyer Reportedly to File Complaint Against Comey Over Shared Memos

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Trump spent Thursday morning meeting with his secretary of state, secretary of defence and national security adviser, discussing North Korea, the Persian Gulf region and other matters, said White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders. and WOW, Comey is a leaker". Comey's testimony provided a gripping account of his interactions with Trump and underscored the discord that had soured their relationship. Read More »

The United States first tested the newest anti-ballistic missile interceptor

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The successful missile defense test by the United States on Tuesday came a day after North Korea conducted inter-continental ballistic missile test off its coast, which landed within Japan's economic zone. Video released Wednesday by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency shows both launches and the impact. The test was believed to be an important milestone for the country's defense program, which could be what stands between an incoming North Korean strike and the US, as tensions between ... Read More »

43 new designations in Qatar-linked terror list

On Wednesday, the readout of Trump's call to Qatar said he "reiterated" that a united GCC and its partnership with the United States "are critical to defeating terrorism and promoting regional stability". Speaking to the AP from a Foreign Ministry office in Dubai , Gargash listed a number of terror groups he alleged Qatar had funded, including al-Qaida's branches in Syria and Somalia, militants in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and other group's with "al-Qaida-type organizations" in Libya. Read More »

Two US soldiers killed and two wounded in attack by Afghan soldier

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Earlier, in March, another Afghan soldier was killed after he opened fire on foreign forces at a base in Helmand province, wounding three US soldiers. The shooting occurred in the Achin district of Afghanistan's Nangahar province, according to a US defense official, an area where both Islamic State and Taliban insurgents are contesting territory. Read More »

Hotel in Pakistan searched after London terror

A 28-year-old man was held on suspicion of terror offences following a raid in east London , according to Scotland Yard . Seven people were killed and nearly 50 injured when three attackers ran down pedestrians on the bridge, then stabbed passers-by in nearby Borough Market . Read More »

May to form minority 'government of certainty'

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Just after noon, she was driven the short distance from Downing Street to Buckingham Palace to ask Queen Elizabeth for permission to form a government - a formality under the British system. "What tonight is about is the rejection of Theresa May's version of extreme Brexit", said Keir Starmer, Labour's policy chief on Brexit, saying his party wanted to retain the benefits of the European single market and customs union. Read More »

Afghan soldier kills 2 US soldiers

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Last September U.S. forces hit a residential compound in eastern Nangarhar province where according to locals, civilians had gathered to welcome a local elder from the Hajj pilgrimage. The Taliban effectively control or contest 10 of Helmand's 14 districts, blighted by a huge opium harvest that helps fund the insurgency. Hundreds of US Marines recently arrived in Helmand to take over an advising mission as part of NATO-led coalition training and assisting local forces. Read More »

Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers

The vote was supposed to be dominated by Britain's pending departure from the European Union, but voters are anxiously aware of the threat the country faces from global terrorism following attacks in London and Manchester . Bohuslav Sobotka said that too much time had already been wasted. "We want to negotiate quickly, we want to stick to the time plan, and so at this point I don't think there is anything to suggest these negotiations can not start as was agreed". Read More »

India become full member of SCO

Following Modi's address at the summit, India and Pakistan became full members of the SCO, the first-ever expansion of the China-dominated security grouping that is increasingly seen as a counterweight to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Read More »

May's key advisers Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy resign following election

The twin departures will ease some of the pressure on May, who was accused of ignoring party colleagues and taking unilateral decisions based on advice from her joint chiefs of staff, dubbed " toxic " by some Tories. The DUP was founded in the 1970s by the late firebrand preacher Ian Paisley, and in the 1980s was a key player in the "Save Ulster from Sodomy" campaign, which unsuccessfully fought against the legalization of gay sex. Read More »

British police confirm 8th person killed in London Bridge attack

The assailants drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge , before descending into the nearby Borough Market where they stabbed people out for the night in the bars and restaurants. All others who had been arrested have been released without facing charges. He did not name the third victim. They said the man was arrested "on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorist acts". Read More »

Qatar rejects 'blockade', denies terror allegations

A Hamas official says Saudi Arabia's call to Qatar to cut ties with the Palestinian group is "regrettable" and contradicts traditional Arab support for the Palestinian cause. Both US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have reportedly spoken with the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, to urge dialogue. Read More »

Alleged victim's mother: Cosby said he was a 'sick man'

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Their initial work contacts gradually became a friendship, with Ms Constand saying she thought of Mr Cosby as "somebody I trusted" and "a mentor". He arrived at the courthouse Wednesday accompanied by actress Sheila Frazier, who starred with him in the 1978 comedy "California Suite", and Frazier's husband, John Atchison, a celebrity hairstylist whose clients include Cosby and his wife, Camille. Read More »

Britain's snap election backfires on Prime Minister Theresa May

May said that her government would lead the country through upcoming Brexit negotiations with the European Union , and that she will work to keep the country safe following the recent attacks in London and Manchester . The Conservatives held 330 seats in the last Parliament, compared with 220 for Labour , 54 for the Scottish National Party and nine for the Liberal Democrats . Read More »

How Twitter reacted to the Tory-DUP government?

Echoing Oettinger's skepticism about negotiating with what could essentially be a lame-duck government in London , Michel Barnier, the European Union official tasked with leading the Brexit negotiations , said Friday that the talks should only begin "when the U.K.is ready". Read More »

Comey Testimony Confirms Trump Is Still His Own Worst Enemy

He painted Trump as a chief executive dismissive of the FBI's independence and made clear that he interpreted Trump's request to end an investigation into Flynn, his former national security adviser, as an order coming from the president. "Although the law requires no reason at all to fire an Federal Bureau of Investigation director, the administration then chose to defame me and more importantly the Federal Bureau of Investigation by saying that the organisation was in disarray, that it was ... Read More »

Russian Federation calls for dialogue in Qatar crisis

The blockade was announced Monday, as these nations were anxious about Qatar getting too cozy with Iran, who they view as a threat. In the call with the Qatari leader, Mr. Saudi Arabia dwarfs Qatar on nearly any measure, yet there are plenty of ways the tussle between the Gulf neighbors could end up hurting the world's biggest oil exporter - even if it wins. Read More »

France confirms death of second citizen in London Bridge attack

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Police said on Wednesday night that they had arrested another three men , meaning that they are now questioning five men in connection with the attack . The video emerged as families of the London Bridge attackers expressed disgust over the massacre and distanced themselves from the extremists, saying the atrocity left them shocked. Read More »

SNP on course to win 50 seats at general election

The party would ensure that Scotland's voice was heard, Sturgeon said, and it would push for Scotland to stay in the single market even as Britain left it. Sturgeon confirmed that she wants a re-run of the SNP's failed 2014 independence bid in late 2018 or early 2019, but said she could extend that timetable if there was not sufficient "clarity" about the consequences of Brexit, with Britain due to leave the European Union in March 2019. Read More »