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London Bridge attackers had tried to hire 8.3 ton truck

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Three Islamist militants rammed a hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge last Saturday before going on the rampage through the bustling Borough Market area where they slit throats and stabbed people. "My view at the moment is that he then went to plan B and ended up hiring the van instead". Police raided Redouane's small residence on Tuesday and said he had been renting it since April. Read More »

Theresa May Says She Won't Resign, Seeks Minority Gov't

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As we do, we will continue to work with our friends and allies in the Democratic Unionist Party in particular. Despite only holding 10 seats in the United Kingdom's 650-seat parliament, the party will now assume the role of powerbroker in propping up a minority government. Read More »

New British coalition could comprise unusual bedfellows

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He was anti-EU and opposed Northern Ireland's civil rights movement. Owen Paterson, a former Northern Ireland Secretary, said: "You might get a debate I suppose on further reduction of abortion times as medical science advances". May said Friday she looks forward to working with "our friends and allies" in the DUP . At least one senior DUP party member has defended creationism, the theory that the world was created by God 10,000 years ago. Read More »

Trump tweets on Comey, declares 'total vindication'

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Pro-Trump Republicans who were pleased by Comey some seven months ago may now concur with the president's assessment of Comey as a "showboat". And at the same time , they've gotten in touch with White House counsel Don McGahn too, requesting confirmation of whether any recordings of the president's meetings with Comey exist, and if so, demanding they be turned over to the House Intelligence Committee by June 23/ As of this writing, that's just two weeks away, meaning that there could ... Read More »

Perez Dodges Question About Clinton's DNC Criticism

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She's basically pointing to the Trump campaign, saying that the dots are now being connected in the investigation."-More..." Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she is not the reason she lost the White House to President Donald Trump , but instead put the blame on almost everyone from the DNC to Netflix. Read More »

Merkel assumes United Kingdom to stick with its Brexit talks plan after election

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Almost a year after the Britain's watershed referendum, when voters opted to leave the 27-state bloc, the long-awaited Brexit talks are still technically slated to begin June 19. "We know when they must end". Lastly, Moody's remarked that it was closely watching the UK's negotiations with the European Union and the formulation of the country's fiscal policy in the context of the economy incurring a budget deficit and a ballooning public debt. Read More »

Netanyahu vows Israel's "forever" control of Golan Heights

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The Six Day War , which began 50 years ago today, marked not only an immediate, decisive victory by Israel over its Arab neighbours, but also began the occupation with a hugely successful Israeli land-grab. "Among them are generation after generation of Palestinians who have been compelled to grow-up and live in ever more crowded refugee camps, many in abject poverty, and with little or no prospect of a better life for their children". Read More »

Tillerson: Trump's Not 'Walking Away' From Addressing Climate Issues

A statement by the group calls Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the climate accord "a grave mistake that endangers the American public and hurts America's economic security and diplomatic reputation". The rest of the world wanted to tell us how we do it. "We don't need India and France and China telling us what they think we should do", Indian-American Haley was quoted as saying by CBS News. Read More »

Gulf nations may let some Qataris stay amid diplomatic rift

The top diplomat regretted a "dramatic" harshness in relations between Qatar and Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain . The dispute escalated on Friday when Saudi Arabia issued a list of 59 individuals it accused of sponsoring terrorism, including members of the Qatari royal family. Read More »

British voters wake up and ask: Who are the DUP?

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Sturgeon says she has lost all "authority and credibility". DUP leader Arlene Foster said her party would be entering talks with the Conservatives to explore "how it may it be possible to bring stability to our nation at this time of great challenge". Read More »

Cink, Cabrera Bello among 3 leaders at St. Jude

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He's won five times on the PGA Tour , the last coming at the 2014 FedEx St. Jude Classic. Former British Open champion Cink had a tale of two halves, a strong front nine giving way to a two-over back nine that included three bogeys. He held a two-stroke lead on the front nine before making three bogeys coming home in a 69, while five-time PGA Tour victor Crane carded a bogey-free 68. Read More »

Theresa May's top advisers resign after UK election shock

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Indeed it's said apart from her husband, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, were the only people she listened to. He said he regretted not including a pledge to cap social care costs in the party's widely criticised manifesto. The results left the Tories 12 short of the required majority and this will embolden anti- Brexit parties. May's position seems safe for the near future because Britain must start negotiations later this month on leaving the European Union, but most British newspapers ... Read More »

Pound dives as United Kingdom enters new period of uncertainty

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It is fair to say, this is not the result that many were expecting. Several Conservative lawmakers have warned that May can not carry on indefinitely, after throwing away a 17-seat majority in the 650-seat House of Commons. "Given the closeness of the result, Jewish voters, who are concentrated in a small number of highly marginal seats, may potentially have helped preserve May's premiership." Among the casualties was Alex Salmond, a former first minister of Scotland and one of the ... Read More »

Iran arrests seven suspects linked to Tehran attacks

Dozens of suspected "agents" of the Islamic State group were arrested following the deadly attacks in Tehran , Iran's intelligence ministry and a website close to the judiciary said Friday. The bodies of the victims - in coffins draped in national flags and covered with flowers - were then taken for a religious funeral procession near Revolution Square in central Tehran , where Friday Prayers take place. Read More »

'I wanted it to stop,' accuser tells Cosby trial

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Before Tuesday, Ms Constand had never spoken about Cosby in public, barred from doing so under the terms of a confidential settlement they reached in 2006. Agrusa contended that the advances Cosby made on Constand on two occasions - touching her thigh one time, and attempting to unbutton her trousers and pull down her zipper another - signaled his romantic interest. Read More »

Iran says it has killed mastermind of twin attacks

Two guards, 10 government staffers and five civilians were killed in the attacks that simultaneously targeted the country's parliament and the shrine of the late founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini . Parliament speaker Ali Larijani also attacked the United States and Saudi Arabia, which he called "a tribal state very far from anything like a democracy". Read More »

Police release photos of London attackers' fake bomb belts

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The three Islamists who killed eight people after driving a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then attacking nearby revellers had initially tried to hire a 7.5 tonne truck, the head of the United Kingdom capital's counter-terrorism unit said on Friday. Read More »

Blockade against Qatar 'hindering' planning for long-term operation

Qatar has vehemently denied the claims and on Thursday its foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, said his country would not "surrender". Earlier in the week, Trump took to Twitter to take credit for the Saudi-led move to punish Qatar, saying it could be the start of the end of terrorism in the Middle East. Read More »

French elect parliament as polls forecast Macron landslide

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A host of opinion polls show Macron's party taking around 30 percent of the vote on Sunday, putting it in pole position to secure a landslide in the second round next Sunday. The National Front is expected to do better than its two seats in the last legislature, with polls hinting it could win its highest-ever score with more than 10 seats. Read More »

Backed force says seized first western district in Raqa

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Previous reports claimed that he had been seriously wounded in airstrikes in northern Iraq. IS took over all levels of civil administration, rewriting school curriculums, establishing Islamic courts and creating police units to implement Islamic law. Read More »

Philippines' Duterte not aware of US support against Islamists in Marawi

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The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines confirmed the move in a statement released to several media outlets. U.S. Special Forces are now providing assistance to the Philippine military in the fight against ISIS in the Philippines. An airstrike rips through a suspected militant hideout in Marawi on Friday. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said the militant attack was part of a wider plot by the Islamic State to establish a base in the southern region of Mindanao. Read More »

Afghan Soldier Opens Fire on US Troops, Kills Three Service Members

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Three U.S. Army soldiers were killed and another was wounded in an attack by an Afghan soldier for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility. Once trained to conduct raids much like their USA counterparts, the majority of Afghan commando units have turned into a backbone force for the fledgling Afghan army. Read More »

Merkel says European Union ready to start Brexit negotiations

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Theresa May has urged the European Union to start Brexit talks early, in an attempt to show resolve, after her election debacle left Brussels doubting that she could be trusted to negotiate Britain's divorce. "Let's put our minds together on striking a deal". "Britain is a member of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, so we have a lot of shared challenges to deal with, and that's the spirit we want to carry out these negotiations in. Read More »

President Trump urges Qatar to stop funding terrorism

Tillerson was sitting in the front row of the crowd gathered in the White House Rose Garden for Trump's joint press conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, according to NBC News' Hallie Jackson . The blockade is hindering US military actions in the region and the campaign against ISIS. More than 11,000 USA and coalition forces are at the base, from which more than 100 aircraft operate. Read More »

GONE: Theresa May's Chiefs Of Staff Quit Following Disastrous Election Result

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Mrs May's joint chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill resigned amid intense Tory criticism in the wake of the snap election which saw the Prime Minister lose her Commons majority. But it will be another blow to the Prime Minister, who has been heavily reliant on their advice and support since her previous job at the interior ministry. Read More »

Story of qualifying: Hamilton matches Senna in style

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A five-time victor at the Canadian GP, which celebrates its 50th anniversary, Hamilton already led qualifying - but by just four one-thousandths of a second over Sebastien Vettel - when he made his final trip around the circuit. "It's was a sexy lap". After Hamilton was done talking to fans at the grandstand, the helmet was handed to him on behalf of the Senna family at a corner named after him. Read More »

Comey evidence: Is Trump closer to obstruction of justice?

The White House and Trump's lawyers expressed vindication over some parts of Comey's testimony and lashed out at others. Mr Comey testified under oath. Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) asked Comey: "In his interview with Lester Holt on NBC, the president said , 'I had dinner with him". "I think Mr. Comey has made some mistakes". Read More »

Trump accuses Comey of lying, offers to talk to Special Counsel

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I mean, I will tell you, I didn't say that . "Who would do that?" Asked if he would make that denial under oath, he said: "100 percent". After four weeks of the president and White House staff shirking and ducking the question from reporters, the House Intelligence Committee on Friday asked White House counsel Don McGahn to put the issue to rest and answer whether or not Trump recorded his conversations with Comey. Read More »

Kuwait says Qatar is 'willing' to hold dialogue

Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE also prohibited Qatari flights from using their airspace. Qatar acknowledges its links to these groups but denies that it supports terrorism. Nations behind a blockade on Qatar have welcomed strong comments from President Donald Trump backing their move, but were silent on calls from his secretary of state to ease the measures. Read More »

Hollywood Stars & Fans React To Batman Actor Adam West Death

West said adult fans told him they watched Batman reruns with their children. "This is a terribly unexpected loss of my lifelong friend, I will forever miss him". Mainly, he said, he was upset that being typecast as Batman had caused his acting career to suffer, and he would turn to alcohol to numb the sorrow. Read More »

May to form govt with N. Ireland party's help

More chaos in the Tory Party, more weak & unstable govt. Ms Womack said: "The Tory-DUP coalition of cruelty is bad news for women". Why was a deal so easy? There are significant policy differences between the DUP and the Conservatives , and leader Arlene Foster, has been mired in controversy over an energy deal that will cost taxpayers around $750 million. Read More »

United Kingdom prime minister's top aides resign after election fiasco

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Some parliamentarians in both the Conservative and Labour parties want to remain in the EU. US President Donald Trump has told British Prime Minister Theresa May that he looks forward to working with her in strengthening the bilateral ties after she chose to form a minority government following snap polls. Read More »

Iran identifies IS assailants in twin attacks

Smoke is seen during an attack on the Iranian parliament in central Tehran, Iran , June 7, 2017. That came after Mohammad Hossein Zolfaghari, a deputy Interior Minister, told state TV that "law enforcement activities may increase". Five of the attackers died and, Reuters reports , more than half a dozen suspects have been arrested in connection with the assault - the first major attack Iran has experienced in years. Read More »

Trump offers 'support' to May after polls setback

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Instead, her election gamble has failed and she and her Conservative party have been weakened, with many on Friday questioning May's future as prime minister. Corbyn faced intense opposition from the right-wing tabloid press and from the Evening Standard, newly edited by former Treasury chief George Osborne, whom she fired when replacing Cameron last summer following the Brexit vote. Read More »