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London Mayor: 'Don't Roll Out Red Carpet' For Trump

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But Khan doubled down on his stance just hours after Trump criticized his response to the London terror attack. Trump accused Khan of downplaying the attacks, after telling Londoners that " there's no reason to be alarmed ". "It's entirely right that Sadiq - as the mayor of the greatest city on earth - should reassure his public and his citizens about the presence of armed police on the streets". Read More »

Australia flags tougher parole laws in wake of Melbourne siege

Amaq said the attack was launched because of Australia's membership of a USA -led coalition fighting against the militants in Syria and Iraq. Khayre spoke about al-Qaida in phone calls to police and to Seven Network television, and Ashton said the gunman possibly had plotted to lure police into an ambush. Read More »

Israel advances plans for 1500 West Bank settler homes: Peace Now

Separately on Tuesday, at a conference hosted by the Israeli Ministry for the Development of the Negev and the Galilee, Netanyahu said, "I came to tell you that the Golan Heights will always remain under Israeli sovereignty". "Ending the occupation and achieving a negotiated two-state outcome is the only way to lay the foundations for enduring peace", he added. Anat Kurz, the director of research at the Institute for National Security Studies said Israel can not maintain its status as a ... Read More »

Ten still in custody in Manchester investigation

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Six people, including a woman, have been released without being charged. A 21-year-old man who was arrested in connection with the Manchester terror attack has been released without charge, Greater Manchester Police has said. A total of ten men remain in custody following the suicide bombing at Manchester Arena where USA singer Ariana Grande was performing. Prime Minister Theresa May said Saturday the country's threat level was lowered from "critical" to "severe". Read More »

Royals power past Padres 12

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I pulled my hands inside and it got out for me. A Mets 6-8, Braves 1-1: Yoenis Cespedes hit a grand slam in his return from a six-week stint on the disabled list, and NY topped Atlanta 6-1 in the first game of a doubleheader. "I've had some great moments here", Hosmer said. Reliever Travis Wood (1-2) won in relief. Starting at 1st base to give Wil Myers a day off, the recent El Paso recall was batting leadoff and opened the game with a home run against former Padre starter Ian Kennedy . Read More »

Comey should get his story straight on Clinton, Trump

Less than 48 hours before former FBI Director James Comey's testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee and detailed a January dinner during which he claims President Trump asked him to pledge personal loyalty, two Republican members of committee dined with Trump at the White House . Read More »

"He's just new to this": Paul Ryan defends Trump's behavior around Comey

Former FBI Director James Comey is sworn in prior to testifying before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. With stronger evidence, Trump could face the same sort of criminal allegations that forced president Richard Nixon to resign in 1973, and saw Bill Clinton impeached by the House of Representatives but survive a Senate trial in 1998-99. Read More »

Bill Cosby's Sexual Assault Trials Continue

Returning to the phone logs, Feden pointed out that in nearly every case the calls Constand placed to Cosby came after she had checked her voicemail - a pattern that bolstered her claim she was merely returning messages from Cosby, the prosecutor said. Read More »

Shock UK exit poll suggests Britain's May fails to win majority

Brexit Minister David Jones has backed Theresa May's pact with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionists to keep the Conservatives in power. If the exit poll is correct, Labour, led by veteran socialist Jeremy Corbyn , could attempt to form a government with those smaller parties, which strongly oppose most of May's policies on domestic issues such as public spending cuts. Read More »

United Kingdom police arrest man as part of ongoing London Bridge attack investigation

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Italian police said they stopped Zaghba at Bologna airport in March 2016 and prevented him from continuing his journey to Istanbul when they found material related to the so-called Islamic State, also known as Isis, on his phone. Mimbo said Butt had grown a longer beard and worn traditional Islamic dress more often over the two years he had known him, but showed no sign of radicalisation. Read More »

France says Notre Dame attack an 'isolated act'

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Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said preliminary information indicated the attacker had acted alone. AFP news agency also quoted an unnamed source as saying he said he was an ISIS "soldier of the caliphate" - although this has not yet been confirmed. Read More »

House approves bill that would roll back Dodd-Frank regulations

The Financial Choice Act would allow the conditions for the next financial crisis to fester, Democrats say, noting that American banks earned record profits past year despite government regulations. The Choice Act would repeal the Volcker Rule and reduce the role of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau . Sen. Mike Crapo , the Republican chairman of Senate panel with jurisdiction over banks , said lawmakers have requested ideas on how to improve the economy from all stakeholders ... Read More »

N.Ireland's DUP says talks ongoing with PM May's Conservatives

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Instead, voters stripped the Conservatives of their parliamentary majority. May earlier on Saturday lost her two closest aides as she struggled to reassert her leadership after a crushing election setback. But May had reassured that talks on Brexit will begin on June 19, as planned earlier. After speculation the PM would use a solid win in the election to move Philip Hammond from the Treasury, he and other potential successors as Tory leader, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Home ... Read More »

British PM Theresa May's statement in Downing Street

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The pair formed part of May's small inner circle and were blamed by many Conservatives for the party's lackluster campaign and unpopular election platform. None of the other parties that stood for election managed to surpass the majority threshold resulting in a British hung parliament . Northern Ireland's DUP can essentially exercise a veto on May or any Tory policy by threatening to join the opposition on a no-confidence vote, although DUP does have a fairly conservative agenda ... Read More »

Will Trump Testify? Comey's Senate Hearing May Have Started A Chain Reaction

But Trump Jr., who along with his brother Eric is running their father's former company, has said he does not discuss the details of politics or their business with the president. "We have examples all the time in criminal law of people saying things only slightly subtly, where everyone understands what is meant - 'Nice pair of legs you got there; shame if something happened to them, '" Samuel Buell, a Duke University law professor and former federal prosecutor, told the Times . Read More »

Lavrov: Russia makes efforts to resolve Qatar dispute

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People walk past the Qatar Airways office in Manama, Bahrain, June 8, 2017 . Qatar has denounced the allegations against it and Al-Thani during his meeting with Lavrov called the measures against the country "illegal". Russia's foreign minister has told his counterpart from Qatar that Moscow will make efforts to try to resolve the escalating crisis between Qatar and several Arab countries. Read More »

UK's Labour leader Corbyn sees possible new election this year or next

Earlier, Downing Street had said a preliminary agreement had already been secured. "Anti-gay", the dozen or so protesters from the London Irish Abortion Rights Campaign chanted in Parliament Square. But he has responded in typically colourful fashion, tweeting: Mail on Sunday tripe - I am backing Theresa may. "One piece of good news is the whole election has put pay to a hard Brexit ", Osborne told CNN. Read More »

U.S. urges Saudi allies to ease Qatar blockade

Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al Khaled Al Sabah said in a statement carried by the state-run KUNA news agency Sunday that unity among Gulf Arab countries "was paramount to the people of the region". He said that the cutoff is hindering the fight against Islamic State and provoking food shortages. It comes as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson tries to calm the worst diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf in years. Read More »

White House defends Trump's scathing tweets

Trump has criticized the Justice Department on Twitter in recent days. Spicer, who fields a lot of questions about the meaning of the President's tweets, was asked if Trump undermines his own agenda-setting when he tweets. One other thing we know: Silence isn't Trump's natural state. Donald Trump is a big fan of Twitter. Twelve percent said they do not have an opinion and 4 percent said Trump is not tweeting enough. Read More »

Astana: Chinese President Xi Jinping tells PM Narendra Modi he saw Dangal

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Jinping came with a proposal for the SCO to chalk out a five-year outline to implement the Treaty of Long-term Good Neighborliness Friendship and Cooperation. "I am grateful to you for your efforts and support for India's SCO membership". Hailing the SCO's efforts in the fight against terror, Modi expressed the hope that the eight-member Eurasian bloc will give a new direction and strength to this fight. Read More »

Macron's party set to win parliamentary vote in France

Emmanuel Macron's victory in May's presidential election was a political quake for France, and his one-year-old party is now keen to win a strong parliamentary majority to push through reforms. Macron was not expected to win an outright majority only a few weeks ago. Participation in parliamentary elections has typically been significantly higher, mostly between 60 and 80 percent. Read More »

UK PM fights for survival

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After confirming on Friday that her top five ministers, including finance minister Philip Hammond , would keep their jobs, May must name the rest of her team, who will take on one of the most demanding jobs in recent British political history. Read More »

The #covfefe conundrum: Donald Trump does it again!

The charitable interpretation is that Trump meant to spell out "coverage". As with all Trump and Trump-related flubs, this spread like wildfire and was quickly turned into a meme. Hillary Clinton , speaking Wednesday at Codecon in California, joked that Trump's recent apparent mis-tweet was actually a coded message to Russian Federation. Read More »

Anti-DUP protesters gather in London to pressure Conservative leader Theresa May

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Trump emphasised his commitment to the United States-United Kingdom special relationship and underscored that he looks forward to working with the Prime Minister on shared goals and interests in the years to come. Ruth Davidson , out-lesbian leader of the Scottish Conservative Party warned May to keep the DUP in line. Mrs May put on a courageous face following Thursday's vote, expressing sorrow for the MPs who lost their seats, but refusing to acknowledge how her election gamble backfired . Read More »

Mississippi: Headless body located after severed head found

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A cause of death hasn't yet been fully determined because even if the man's head was cut off, he could've been dead prior to the severance. The Clarion-Ledger newspaper reported the body had been burned. "Obviously, rage was an ingredient, perhaps some type of message sending", Vance said. Jackson police are waiting for the coroner and medical examiner to conclude whether the head and corpse belong to the same person. Read More »

Another arrest in London attack as third attacker is named

Police also arrested two 20-year-old men in Manchester in connection with last month's suicide bombing that killed 22 children and adults attending a concert by singer Ariana Grande. The attack, which left a further 21 people critically injured, ended when police shot and killed the three attackers . Mr. Shafiq said he was "not surprised" Butt went on to carry out the attack last weekend, and argued the authorities have "serious questions" to answer. Read More »

Theresa May's Chiefs of Staff Resign After Election Results

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One regional election is still not final. May was facing calls to resign after her bid to increase the Tory majority failed. Anand Menon , professor of politics at King's College London , said her lack of a parliamentary majority made it far more likely that Britain would leave the European Union without a deal. Read More »

DUP leader Arlene Foster to hold talks at No10 with Theresa May

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DUP leader Arlene Foster said she would meet May on Tuesday while Downing Street said the incumbent premier would "finalize" a deal in the coming week. Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill , May's joint chiefs of staff, explained their decision to resign as an act of taking responsibility for the failure of the campaign. Read More »

Qatar says Gulf citizens can stay despite crisis

Bahrain , Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) joined the Saudis earlier this week in cutting diplomatic ties to Qatar , accusing it of backing groups from al-Qaeda and Hamas to the Muslim Brotherhood that threaten the region's other governments. Read More »