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British Police Arrest 3 More Suspects Over London Bridge Attack

Outrage is already growing in Britain over the revelation that one of the other London attackers was a known extremist who had slipped through the net. Seven people have been confirmed dead by police but only one of the victims has been identified so far, Canadian woman Chrissy Archibald who moved to Europe to be with her fiance. Read More »

Pakistan sentences man to death for blasphemy on Facebook


Earlier in March, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ordered the blocking of blasphemous content on social media and action against those propagating such content. Instead, the report said the JIT had found out that "a group in the university incited a mob against the Mardan university student on pretext of blasphemy", and it was this mob that ended up killing him. Read More »

Senior Conservative MP in Belfast for talks with DUP - PA

However, the prime minister has said she will not resign and will find a way to form a government, indicating the Conservatives will work with the Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ) to support her minority government. and places like Mansfield which is a coalfield area in the Midlands, where actually we lost". Time is of the essence though, as negotiations with the remaining European Union (EU) countries is due to start on 19 June . Read More »

Prime Minister: We will work together with DUP


LONDON (AP) - Beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May was working to fill out the ranks of her minority government Saturday after an election that proved disastrous for her Conservative Party and complicating for Britain's exit from the European Union. Read More »

Forget Morata, Manchester United should be paying whatever it costs for Kane


It looks like United have now edged closer to securing a deal as the Telegraph are reporting that Morata has now agreed personal terms in principal and he's waiting for the two clubs to agree a fee. Alvaro Morata played this season mostly as a sub or in the less important games, but his statistics show just how impressive he was. Jose Mourinho seems to have other ideas, however. Read More »

Philippines' Duterte not aware of USA help against Islamists in Marawi


The now providing "technical assistance " in the fight to retake the city, according to a Philippine military spokesman. The US on Monday gave the Philippines hundreds of machine guns, pistols and grenade launchers, which a local commander said would be used in the fight against Islamist militants. Read More »

Backed Syrian force attacks ISIS defacto capital Raqqa


Once Raqqa falls, Deir al-Zor province in eastern Syria will be ISIS' last major foothold in Syria and Iraq . The SDF has said it will hand control of Raqqa to a civilian council after its capture, as in other areas the SDF took from Daesh. Read More »

Diplomatic crisis grows in Gulf

Makkah: The Muslim World League (MWL) has expressed its support for a new terror list announced in a Saudi, Emirati, Bahraini and Egyptian joint-statement early Friday. Qatar Petroleum says it has responded to a diplomatic crisis engulfing Qatar by mobilizing to mitigate the impact any action could have on its energy supplies to customers around the world. Read More »

Britain's May reaches 'outline' power deal after election

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Britain Friday to quickly launch Brexit talks with the European Union after Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a harsh election setback. Ruth Davidson, the Scottish Conservative leader , said that she was more committed to LGBT rights than the party. Also, the US State Department said it was looking forward to continuing to work with May, according to a statement emailed to The Associated Press. Read More »

UAE closes its airspace to planes from Doha, blocks Qatari websites

Western diplomats are also saying that Qatar's government is allowing or even encouraging the funding of extremists, such as Al-Qaeda's branch in Syria. "The Emir of Qatar has made progress in halting" support for and financing of terrorist groups, Tillerson said , "but he must do more and do it quickly". Read More »

Top two aides to British PM Theresa May quit


The foreign secretary called the report "tripe" in a tweet and said he was supporting May. But Johnson said he backed May. She accused the PM's chiefs of staff Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy of treating ministers with a lack of respect. Read More »

Turkish president approves troops to Qatar

The ban comes amid a diplomatic row as Saudi Arabia blacklisted entities and individuals that they perceive as connecting Qatar to extremist groups, with the United Arab Emirates , Egypt , Yemen and Bahrain included. The group said the list shows Qatar "announces fighting terrorism on one hand and finances and supports and hosts different terrorist organizations on the other hand". Read More »

Aadhaar mandatory for filing IT returns from 1 July: CBDT


An email via Income tax Department reads, "This (linking of Aadhaar and PAN) will be useful for E-Verification of Income Tax returns using Aadhaar OTP (One-Time Password)". The Hon'ble Supreme Court has also upheld Section 139AA (2) which requires that the Aadhaar number must be intimated to the prescribed authority for the goal of linking with PAN. Read More »

Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar creates flutter at her residence


Deepa has already staked claim to Amma's political legacy, when she made her own political and electoral ambitions abundantly clear following the death of Jayalalithaa on December 6 previous year. "They did it for the money", she said.Without provocation, or a follow up question, Deepa launched into the Edappadi K Palaniswami government questioning its legitimacy. Read More »

Iran says Islamic State group attacks killed 17

Mohammad Javad Zarif called the comments "repugnant" and accused the USA of supporting terror. Tehran hit out at Washington and Riyadh as tens of thousands attended the funerals Friday for those slain in the first attacks in Iran claimed by the Islamic State group. Read More »

United Kingdom police seek clues from pink knives used in London Bridge attack


Relatives of the Spanish victim in the London Bridge attack last week say they would like to take the body of Ignacio Echeverria back to Spain as soon as the autopsy scheduled for Friday is conducted. And on March 22 this year, five people were killed when a man rammed his vehicle into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London before stabbing a police officer outside parliament. Read More »

GST rates revised for 7-8 items


The tax rate on sanitary napkins remains unchanged , Jaitley said. We are less than three weeks away from the rollout of the goods and services tax ( GST ), arguably India's biggest tax reform and ahead of the July 1st rollout date, the GST council is meeting in the state capital today to review rates of certain rates as sought by various industry associations. Read More »

German ambassador to US: 'Healthy relationship' between Trump, Merkel


Merkel today repeated that Europe must " take our fate into our own hands " and went on to say that it should step up as a diplomatic player on the worldwide stage. British anti-EU politician Nigel Farage, who has built a bond with Trump, accused Merkel and Juncker of triggering a row with Washington deliberately to further the "anti-democratic" goal of a German-led European state. Read More »

Why Comey's testimony was utterly devastating to Trump

Trump cryptically refused to say whether those private exchanges were taped - a matter at the heart of the conflicting accounts of what passed between them at a time when Comey was leading an FBI investigation into Russia's interference in the presidential election and its ties to the Trump campaign. Read More »

Trump flatly denies Comey accusations, willing to respond under oath

The eventuality of whether they will take such a step would depend on whether new facts related to the Russian controversy come out or some new controversial action is taken by Trump, which will make the party reach a point where its lawmakers would not have any other option but to initiate impeachment proceedings against him. Read More »

British Prime Minister Fights for Political Survival as Two Top Aides Resign


The error is hugely embarrassing for May who ran her election campaign on the basis that only she is capable of negotiating Brexit . Senior party members have privately talked of the need to get rid of May but have largely agreed to keep her on for six months out of fear that an internal leadership battle could help out Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, according to the Sun . Read More »

Afghan fatally shoots three United States soldiers, wounds a fourth

The foreign forces based in Afghanistan are usually providing air support to the Afghan forces who are targeting the Taliban insurgents and militants belonging to the other insurgent groups. Such strikes have bred deep mistrust between local and foreign forces. The so-called "green-on-blue" attack on Saturday is the latest in a line of incidents where Afghan soldiers have turned their weapons on global forces they are working with. Read More »

UK Prime Minister Theresa May says she'll stick to Brexit timetable


This points to a possible coalition government between the Conservatives and the DUP - and both parties have reportedly been in close contact over recent weeks. Foster said the election in Northern Ireland, which saw 10 DUP MPs, including two new ones, elected to the Commons, was a "great result" for the union. Read More »

Trump calls Comey a liar

It didn't matter which correspondent he called on. "If I didn't, I did it for almost all of them, especially the ones that were substantive", he said. "While Comey was criticized for his public comments during the campaign, none of them, nor the leaked memo, violates DOJ's rule prohibiting disclosure of information to the media", said Stephen Gillers, an ethics expert at the New York University Law School. Read More »

Defiant May promises 'successful Brexit' with DUP

With 318 MPs, the Conservatives are short of the 326 seats required to hold a majority. The main opposition Labour Party took 262. Sinn Fein refused to form part of a government in which Foster was First Minister, after a botched heating scheme in which businesses were given £1.60 for every £1 they spent on heating their properties. Read More »

European Union ready for Brexit negotiations, says Merkel

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May listens as the declaration at her constituency is made for in the general election in Maidenhead, England, Friday, June 9, 2017. "We don't know when Brexit talks start". European Union leaders expressed concern that May's loss of her majority would raise the risk of negotiations failing, resulting in a legal limbo for people and business. Read More »

Fate of Theresa May, Conservatives as polls before Brexit backfire: Key updates

An agreement of confidence and supply means the supporting party will back the Government in motions of confidence by either voting in favour of abstaining, while retaining the right to vote otherwise in matters of conscience. Before the election, she had been widely expected to sack finance minister Philip Hammond following a reported clash over her Brexit strategy. With 649 of 650 seats declared, the Conservatives had won 318 seats . Read More »

ISIS claims Manila casino attack


Chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa said they are not considering terrorism as the motive behind the shooting that happened at Resorts World Manila (RW) since the gunman, whom he described as Caucasian and tall, did not fire at people but only at the chips stockroom. Read More »

Moscow shooting: 4 dead as shooter opens fire at passers-by


At least five men and women were reportedly shot at by the gunman during his rampage according to Russian media which says at least four people died from their injuries. Russia's Investigative Committee, which has opened a murder investigation, said a 50-year-old man from the village of Kratovo , on Moscow's southeastern edge, had shot at other residents from his house. Read More »