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Philippines' Duterte says IS not behind casino attack


He accrued the debt "due to being hooked in casino gambling", Albayalde said. Isis claimed responsibility for the early Friday rampage at the Resorts World Manila complex. Albayalde said the family members confirmed it was Carlos in the still photos and security videos of the incident. Police described the suspect as an English-speaking, fair-complexioned man in his 40s who was at least 1.8 meters (6 feet) tall. Read More »

DUP head: Talks with UK Conservatives going well

A failure to reach an agreement with the DUP could risk the new administration losing a crucial vote on the Queen's speech next week - a position Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, is pushing for. Foster's rivals in Northern Ireland, such as Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams, have objected, describing any partnership between the Conservatives and the DUP as "a coalition of chaos". Read More »

May to finalise Cabinet, prepare for Brexit talks

Britain's largely pro-Conservative press questioned whether she could remain in power with the clock ticking on the two-year European Union divorce process. Calling a snap election is a pretty powerful tool in a prime minister's arsenal if it works properly. "So let's not kid ourselves", he said on Europe 1 radio. Read More »

Human remains have been found in the Wicklow Mountains


Its discovery brings to five the number of human remains that have now been recovered since hillwalkers first spotted a torso beneath some undergrowth off Military Road on Saturday evening. Police are examining CCTV footage and have also renewed their appeal to those who were in the area that day. Wicklow Traffic: Road is closed from Laragh to Sallygap Cross Rd until further notice. Read More »

Brexit talks may not start on planned date, says David Davis

Barnier told the Financial Times that the United Kingdom government needs to start talks "very quickly" and that it needs to appoint a team of negotiators that are "stable, accountable, and with a mandate". "Chief negotiator Barnier tweeted on the date the negotiations would be expected to start: "‪Brexit‬ negotiations should start when United Kingdom is ready; timetable and European Union positions are clear. Read More »

Farmers Protest: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan calls off fast in Bhopal


He announced that the state government will buy farm produce and give profitable prices to farmers. There will be no land acquisition without the consent of affected farmers. "I know your (farmers) problems", he said while addressing a gathering that included cultivators. Authorities said curfew will continue in Pipliamandi police station area, about 15 km from Mandsaur district headquarters, where the killing of five farmers in police firing on June 6 led to sudden escalation of ... Read More »

American Otto Warmbier Has Been Released By North Korea

Shannon Jr., the under secretary of state for political affairs, said earlier this week that Rodman was not acting in any official capacity on his visit. He was met by North Korean Vice Minister of Sports Son Kwang Ho. Rodman later addressed Kim before a crowd of thousands, telling him, "You have a friend for life", a VICE spokesman said then. Read More »

North Korea releases jailed USA citizen Otto Warmbier

Despite the increasingly hostile US-North Korean relationship, the Warmbiers said they were encouraged by US President Donald Trump's willingness to improve relations with North Korea. However, Rodman said the issue of Americans detained in North Korea is "not my goal right now". Dennis Rodman , the former National Basketball Association bad boy who has palled around with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , flew to Pyongyang on Tuesday on a trip he says he hopes will "open a door" for ... Read More »

US Senate panel to question Sessions on Russia, Comey

What to expect: Sessions will be asked about his ties to Kislyak. Sessions' testimony comes the week after ousted FBI Director James Comey testified before the same committee. He recused himself from the investigation into the campaign's ties to Russian Federation, but later played a hand in ousting Comey, who the president said was sacked for his handling of the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Woman calls 911 over McNuggets, was not lovin' it


We've all been there and can relate to the frustration of sitting in the drive thru for a long time, but officers get even more frustrated when they have to respond to a call that can easily be handled without their involvement. In the end, the woman was eventually sent on her merry way without her processed bits of chicken breast in hand. "Yes, we actually tied up two officers on this call", Swanton said. Read More »

North Korea releases jailed American student

When asked if he would bring up the cases of Warmbier and three other Americans detained in North Korea, Rodman told reporters, "that's not my goal right now ..." A Washington Post report claims Warmbier has been in a coma for more than a year. Read More »

How Theresa May's Snap Election Backfired

Even though her party won the most seats - 318 out of 650, with one constituency yet to declare - it lost ground and will not be able to govern alone. It projected 34 for the Scottish National Party and 14 for the Liberal Democrats . The Tory housing minister is the author of a book entitled How To Win A Marginal Seat, although it proved not to guide him through to victory on this occasion. Read More »

Gianforte To Plead Guilty To Assault, Settles Civil Claims With Reporter


During their encounter at Gianforte's campaign headquarters in Bozeman last month , Jacobs had been asking the then-candidate about the Republican health care plan when the assault took place. "Mr Gianforte's response was to slam me to the floor and start punching me". Although I am unfamiliar with Montana law on this subject, I'm guessing that Gianforte will most likely only face a fine and that there will not be any jail time associated with the sentence , or if there is it will be ... Read More »

The Six-Day War that changed Palestinian history


The "occupation", claimed Guterres, "has fuelled recurring cycles of violence and retribution". Roughly 500,000 Israelis now live on more than 100 Jewish-only settlements built in the West Bank and East Jerusalem since Israel occupied the territories in 1967. Read More »

Saudi Arabia and allies release Qatar 'terror list'


The Qatari government said the move "reinforces baseless allegations that hold no foundation in fact". "We're seeing shortages of food, families are being forcibly separated, and children pulled out of school". Despite Tillerson's call for there to be "no further escalation", Trump's sharp comments were likely to further embolden Saudi Arabia and the others in their bid to isolate Qatar. Read More »

Restore devolution or face return of direct rule, Foster tells Sinn Fein


This is already stirring up tensions on the Emerald Isle, Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny has expressed his concerns on the challenge this deal will bring and while it is no surprise that Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams criticised the potential partnership but they were happy that the mainstream British media are focusing on the DUP's policies. Read More »

Spate of arrests in Iran following terrorist attacks


Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of funding hardline Sunni militants, including Islamic State, and in the wake of last week's attack pointed the finger at its regional rival. The bloodshed shocked the country and came as emboldened Sunni Arab states - backed by U.S. President Donald Trump - are hardening their stance against Shi'ite-ruled Iran. Read More »

British Labor Party Members Celebrate Progress Achieved in Elections

But Johnson said he backed May. The election outcome is an embarrassing turn for May who called the vote three years earlier than required, to give her a strong position in Brexit negotiations. "We had weak jobs data last week, but I think they are really on path to hike rates", Trang said. A Downing Street spokesperson said: "The Prime Minister confirmed her intention for Brexit talks to begin as planned in the next couple of weeks, and that we would be looking for a reciprocal ... Read More »

North Korea frees United States prisoner Otto Warmbier 'in a coma'

The official, who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because no formal statement had been released, said he could not provide further details. The basketball Hall of Famer has faced ridicule and criticism for his trips to North Korea, which some USA politicians and activists view as serving only as fodder for North Korean propaganda. Read More »

Donald Trump Ridicules 'Cowardly' Leaker James Comey

Second, we already have more than a swearing contest in this instance. Comey's testimony underscored the discord that had soured their relationship. How did they view this episode? The White House initially blamed Comey's firing on the way he handled the Hillary Clinton email investigation during the 2016 election. Read More »

Australian Review Calls for 'Fuel-Neutral' Clean Energy Target


Mr Joyce agreed the business as usual was no longer an option and Australia must meet its global obligations to reduce emissions. Finkel called for the government to set a clean energy target, created to encourage investment in "reliable generation", including coal with carbon capture and storage or gas. Read More »

After Sri Lanka, Cyclone Mora wreaks havoc in Bangladesh

Many lives were lost, arable lands and properties were washed away in the tropical cyclones . Authorities at the disaster management, however, said they are prepared better than in the earlier tropical cyclones. Meanwhile, the administration has provided 100 metric tonnes of rice and Tk 1,00,000 for the cyclone-affected people. Cyclone Mora started to form after recent monsoon rains which led to landslides and flooding in nearby Sri Lanka . Read More »

Ryan says Trump should let Mueller do his job

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a New Hampshire Democrat, pressed Rosenstein in a Senate appropriations subcommittee hearing after President Donald Trump's friend, Chris Ruddy , said Monday night that President Trump is considering firing Mueller . Read More »

Hlaudi Motsoeneng fired from the SABC


The former chief operations officer was summarily dismissed by the broadcaster's interim board after a disciplinary inquiry found him guilty of misconduct and bringing his employer into disrepute. Majavu refused to answer The Media Online's questions about Motsoeneng's legal fees. "We know from various insiders that many of his enforcers remain and they too must be held accountable". Read More »

I'm 100% willing to testify about Comey's claims

He explained: 'I don't work in the building'. He is a good guy. The recordings came for reference at Comey's testimony and his remarks about them, in response to a question, went viral on social media: " Lordy , I hope there are tapes ". Read More »

EU's Tusk warns Britain Brexit time tight, risk of no deal


But he warned that time was running out to reach an agreement which could be approved by all 27 remaining governments within the two-year deadline set out in Article 50 of the European Union treaties. Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament's Brexit co-ordinator, described the General Election result as "yet another own goal" for the UK. "After Cameron now May, will make already complex negotiations even more complicated" he wrote. Read More »

Macron tells Putin Syrian chemical weapons are a 'red line'


Speaking at a news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, Macron accused the two outlets, Russia Today and Sputnik , of spreading fake news. Against the gilded backdrop of the Palace of Versailles , Macron and Putin pledged to work with each other to fight terrorism. Mr Macron portrayed the meeting as just a first step in resetting the country's relations with Russian Federation. Read More »

DUP leader says talks with Britain's Conservatives 'positive'


A minority party has an agreement with another party or parties to ensure it wins votes of confidence - generally considered on the Queen's Speech and on the Budget. Nearly 60 per cent of grassroots Tories told the ConservativeHome website that the Prime Minister must fall on her sword - suggesting Conservative MPs will be facing strong pressure to mount a leadership challenge. Read More »

May finalises cabinet amid minority govt talks with DUP


Some members of Parliament in May's Tory party and the rival Labour Party favor a softer Brexit, in which the United Kingdom might maintain a much closer relationship with the EU. "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 reporters. Read More »

Donald Trump Meets With Romanian President Klaus Iohannis

He asserted that nothing in Mr Comey's testimony to the Senate pointed to collusion with Russian Federation or obstruction of justice. He said he would be happy to speak to special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating allegations that Russian Federation interfered with the election and colluded with Trump's campaign. Read More »

Senior US official arrives in Seoul to prepare Moon-Trump summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday nominated a veteran government official with long experience in handling ties with North Korea as his new minister in charge of handling tricky relations with the unpredictable neighbor. "Trump blustered early this year that the DPRK's final access to a nuclear weapon that can reach the USA mainland will never happen", the article read , according to Foreign Policy , using an acronym for the country's official name: the Democratic People's ... Read More »

Saudi carrier looks to poach Qatar Airways staff

PM Nawaz is joined by the Army Chief, Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar. Trump on Sunday accused Qatar of bankrolling extremists, throwing his weight behind Saudi Arabia and its allies in the worst crisis to grip the Gulf in years. Read More »

May asked to explain if Rupert Murdoch had role in cabinet reshuffle


Ministers, including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Trade Secretary Liam Fox , rallied to May's side, saying the time is wrong for a leadership challenge or another general election . But his return comes less than a year after Mrs May brutally sacked him from the Cabinet when she became PM, famously telling him: Go and learn about loyalty on the back benches. Read More »

Mexico come from behind to draw with US in World Cup qualifier

The United States would go on to tie Mexico 1-1 Sunday. Not only did they earn a point in a place that has been a notoriously hard venue for visitors, but they remained unbeaten on the year, took another big step up the qualifying ladder and positioned themselves to win a spot in an eighth consecutive World Cup when the CONCACAF tournament resumes in September. Read More »

'Suspected North Korea drone spied on United States anti-missile system'


In a speech marking South Korea's Memorial Day last Tuesday, President Moon honored national heroes and veterans, including those who fought in the Vietnam War. The Sony digital camera aboard the drone had hundreds of photos stored, though most of the images were of various agricultural areas in South Korea, according to the report. Read More »