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London attack: Police release photos of fake explosive belts

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It comes after detectives gave new details about how Khuram Butt , Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba prepared their atrocity. A man walks past flowers and tributes left for the victims of the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market in London , Britain, June 6, 2017. Read More »

Qatar tells Gulf residents they are free to stay

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. Back on June 5, the head of Iran's Agricultural Products Exporters Union Reza Noorani said the Islamic Republic is ready to export various types of agricultural and food products to Qatar through three Iranian port cities. Read More »

Three US soldiers killed in Afghanistan: Pentagon

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Saturday's attack came just hours after an errant USA air strike killed and wounded at least six Afghan policemen in southern Helmand province , in the latest "friendly fire" incident. "This incident is under investigation", the statement added. In April, the USA military dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat on a complex of caves in Achin used by IS fighters. Read More »

Trump dodges tapes question, denies seeking Comey 'loyalty'

Trump also denied having asked Comey to pledge loyalty to him or drop the investigation into his former national security adviser Michael Flynn . The Russia probe , now led by special counsel Robert Mueller , is looking at possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Read More »

PM to announce Cabinet reshuffle after shock General Election results

Greg Clark is remaining in his post of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary. He replaces Liz Truss who becomes Treasury Chief Secretary "attending Cabinet", in a move that will be seen as a demotion. The decision to keep her in the Government will be seen as another indication of Mrs May's weakness following the loss of her Commons majority. On Friday, she reappointed the three holders of the "great offices of state" - Philip Hammond , Boris Johnson and Amber Rudd - to ... Read More »

British prime minister names new chief of staff

Timothy said he had resigned on Friday after the result was confirmed, and took responsibility for the Conservative manifesto, including a botched plan for elderly social care that caused a major backlash. Although she had never meant to stay in the role for more than two years, she said she concluded that remaining was "pointless" as former journalist Ms Hill had made it "pretty clear" she wanted to be communications director during the campaign. Read More »

Liveblog: Senate Intel Committee's Section 702 Hearing

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The nation's top intelligence official told associates in March that President Donald Trump asked him if he could intervene with then-FBI Director James Comey to get the bureau to back off its focus on former national security adviser Michael Flynn in its Russian Federation probe, according to officials. Read More »

Iran and Turkey pledge airlift campaign to supply Qatar

Included on the "terrorist" list were the Egyptian leader of the Muslim Brotherhood , Yousef al-Qaradawi, and 12 Qatari-funded charities. Tensions surged between countries closer to Saudi Arabia (such as Bahrain , and Egypt ) and others, such Qatar, with ties to Iran . Read More »

Britain's May seeks deal with Northern Ireland party to cling to power

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Unlike the Labour Party - which sweetened its platform with things like free tuition for university students - the Conservative Party contained little to get people excited. "Honestly, it feels nearly like she is nearly not aware of what has happened in the last 24 hours", Conservative lawmaker Heidi Allen told LBC radio. Read More »

United Kingdom election disaster sees PM fight to stay

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May's bet that she could strengthen her hand by crushing what was thought of as a weak Labour Party backfired on Thursday as voters stripped her Conservative Party of a parliamentary majority. "I sought, and to be fair to the prime minister, received a categoric assurance that in talking to the DUP that there would be no suggestion of any rollback on LGBTI rights in the rest of the United Kingdom", she told the BBC. Read More »

Trump's Lawyer Fires Back After Comey Testimony

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In a press conference at the White House , Trump said he didn't say he "hoped" Comey , whom Trump fired on May 9, would "let go" of an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn . Making a false statement to Congress is a felony. Mr Trump had stayed unusually quiet on Thursday, refraining from weighing in on the testimony gripping the country both on Twitter and at several public appearances. Read More »

United Kingdom terror threat now at 'completely different' level

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The Italian mother of one of the London Bridge attackers said Wednesday her 22-year-old son became radicalized in Britain, falling under the spell of Islamic extremism and confiding to her that he had dreams of moving to Syria. The search in Ilford, just north of Barking, is seeking to determine whether the group had accomplices. All others who had been arrested have been released without facing charges. Read More »

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain May Loosen Curbs on Some Qatari Families

Qatar denies it has backed extremist groups and says the allegations are based on fabricated news and politically motivated. That ransom payment, believed to have gone to Shiite militias holding the Qataris in Iraq, has sparked anger among those now trying to isolate it. Read More »

Top two aides to British PM May quit

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In a move that could jeopardise her frantic attempts to remain as Prime Minister, the DUP is accusing Downing Street of announcing a deal on its MPs voting with the Tories in the Commons before an agreement has been reached. But the leadership speculation confirms just how politically wounded the Prime Minister has suddenly become. An analysis of marginal seats in the United Kingdom general election has revealed exactly how many votes away Jeremy Corbyn was from becoming Prime Minister. Read More »

I would speak under oath on Comey

Like most lawmakers, Rubio does not doubt that Comey felt pressured by the president. "The testimony, in conjunction with Comey's firing, also raises the question of whether President Trump was improperly trying to end the investigation into ties between Russian Federation and his campaign affiliates and administration", Himes said. Read More »

Trump calls Comey a 'leaker'

Stephen Colbert kicked off Thursday night's broadcast of CBS' "The Late Show" by wishing everyone a "Happy St. Comey's Day" following former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey's anticipated testimony to Congress regarding his interactions with President Donald Trump . Read More »

Troops out to free Marawi by Monday

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Abella clarified the USA special forces' assistance in the military's operations against the Maute group was "limited to technical assistance". Lieutenant-Colonel Jo-Ar Herrera, spokesman for the Task Force Marawi, said the Americans were providing only "technical support" in the battle and were not involved in the physical fight. Read More »

Israeli settlement building at highest level since 1992, minister says

Settlement projects pass through a list of planning stages before final approval. Peace Now could not immediately say whether it agreed that this year's figures were the highest since 1992. After the 1967 war, Israel annexed east Jerusalem and deems the entire city its "indivisible and eternal capital", a status not recognized internationally. Read More »

Theresa May Criticizes Trump for Sparring With London Mayor

The point is there is a reason to be alarmed. Trump had taken Khan's words out of context. Although Khan responded to past attacks from the president, he denied doing so this week, with his office saying that the mayor "has more important things than responding to Donald Trump's ill-informed tweet ". Read More »

Tick-tock: EU says time pressing hard to start Brexit talks

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said the EU was ready to start Brexit talks and he hoped the United Kingdom would be able to form a government as soon as possible. On the one hand, a weakened Conservative prime minister might not have the power to resist calls from some within the party who want that clean break, even if that means losing privileged access to the European Union single market. Read More »

Top Tories plot revolt, party tells May her days are numbered

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The Labour MP, who has been a critic of leader Jeremy Corbyn , said he recognised the party ran an "effective campaign" but a Conservative prime minister now sits in No 10. Former Treasury chief George Osborne - who was sacked by May previous year - called May a "dead woman walking", and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said he was ready to contest another election at any time . Read More »

UK's May isolated ahead of Brexit talks as key aides quit

He said the Conservative election manifesto - which Hill and Timothy were key in drafting - was "a full assault on the core Tory voters, who are senior citizens". Outside the Downing Street gates, anti-DUP protesters chanted "Tories out, refugees in" and "Tories out, Corbyn in", as a petition against a deal between the two parties topped 500,000 signatures in just 12 hours. Read More »

British Prime Minister Theresa May's top aides resign after election fiasco

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May's chief of staff Nick Timothy , left, and Joint-chief of staff Fiona Hill leave the Conservative Party headquarter on Friday. In a statement on the website Conservative Home , Timothy said he took "full responsibility" for his role in the defeat, but blasted "bizarre media reports " about his role in the election campaign. Read More »

House Intel Committee requests Comey tapes from the White House

Here's one: Is President Trump alleged to have done anything illegal or is this investigation just war, by any means necessary, against someone who has put a lot of swamp creatures out of power and out of work? It doesn't make sense. But if Comey's account is true that the president asked him for his loyalty and that he drop the Flynn investigation, it could leave Trump in legal jeopardy. Read More »

Rex Tillerson calls on Arab nations to ease blockade on Qatar

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have ordered all Qatari nationals to leave their countries within 14 days. Tillerson said the decision of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt to cut diplomatic and economic relations with the neighboring, energy-rich emirate was having dire humanitarian consequences and hurting US military operations fighting Islamic State militants. Read More »

Top two aides to British PM May quits

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However, even if the DUP and the Conservatives are prepared to make the compromises necessary to restore the powersharing Executive, it will not happen unless Sinn Féin cooperates. May's party is short of the 326 it needed for an outright majority and fairly down from the 330 seats it had before the election. Meanwhile the main opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said that he stands ready to lead the country and that a new general election could be held within months. Read More »

Tick-tock: European Union says time pressing hard to start Brexit talks

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DUP leader Arlene Foster confirmed that she would be entering talks with the Conservatives to discuss "how it may it be possible to bring stability to our nation at this time of great challenge". European Union budget Commissioner Guenther Oettinger stressed that the official deadline of March 2019 is a bit of a stretch in itself. May insisted she would not be deflected from delivering her vision of a clean Brexit, while working to overhaul the United Kingdom economy and crack down on ... Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn vows to fight Theresa May 'all the way'

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He tweeted that an article in the Mail on Sunday newspaper headlined "Boris set to launch bid to be PM as May clings on" was "tripe". The British government's views on upcoming Brexit negotiations have not changed following Prime Minister Theresa May's failure to win an outright majority at a national election, Defence Minister Michael Fallon said on Sunday. Read More »

SNP manifesto sets out 'triple lock' for second referendum

Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected the SNP's demand for a new choice on secession, saying that it was not the time for another vote. The SNP also gave its support to increasing the top rate of tax across the United Kingdom from 45p to 50p, alongside plans to increase the "real living wage" to just over £10 an hour by the end of the next parliament , as part of a "three-point plan to tackle poverty and inequality". Read More »

Iran arrests 7 more persons linked to Tehran attacks

One of the masked fighters requested all the Muslims around the world to follow their footsteps and not let the fire within to be put out, adding, " ISIS will be first of Jihad in Iran ", reported SITE Intelligence group which tracks online activities of Jihadists organisations. Read More »