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United Kingdom police warn use of fake explosive belts is 'new tactic'

The belts were still attached to the men when they were killed, Metropolitan Police said. He was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism. One of the first police officers on the scene of the London Bridge attack has described the "pandemonium" as people ran for their lives while others lay bleeding on the ground. Read More »

Why Trump can not fire Federal Bureau of Investigation special counsel Robert Mueller

Ron DeSantis, a Harvard law grad and former Judge Advocate General prosecutor, told him the special counsel law calls for there to be an underlying criminal probe to trigger appointment of special counsel. Starr, however, warned that Mueller should be careful not to "wander outside the bounds of professionalism and basic integrity" - as those would be grounds to fire him. Read More »

Taliban storm Afghan police compound, kill 5 police


Abdul Qahar Araam, spokesman for the 209th Army corps, confirmed Saturday that an insider attack took place at a camp in Mazar-e Sharif. Five Taliban suicide bombers attacked on Sunday a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan, leaving scores of deaths and injuries, officials announced. Read More »

Portugal forest fire victims die in their cars as flames engulf road


Soon after the incident took place, almost 600 firefighters and 160 vehicles were sent to to tackle the blaze, which broke out in the municipality of Pedrogao Grande which is about 50 kilometres from Coimbra. In addition, a moment of silence for the victims of the blaze is expected at the Confed Cup football match between Portugal and Mexico. France is sending three planes, while Spain has sent several firefighting aircraft. Read More »

A glance at the Senate's Iran, Russia sanctions legislation

Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, one of the Senate bill's cosponsors, told reporters on Wednesday that the White House was already lobbying against the measure, Business Insider reported . Democrats insisted that the Congress should also respond to Russia's aggressions, including its annexation of Ukraine, attacks in Syria and interference in the USA election. Read More »

Another police shooting acquittal worries black gun owners

Prosecutors said Yanez never saw the gun, and had plenty of other options besides shooting Castile . "Stand up and be the leader that you say you are", the uncle said to President Trump, suggesting that civil rights charges be brought for Officer Jeronimo Yanez's actions. Read More »

Portugal and Mexico draw 2-2 in Confederations Cup

But the Portugal captain created another shooting opportunity for Quaresma with 10 minutes remaining and, although Ochoa saved comfortably, they continued to pile late pressure on Mexico . Portugal will play Mexico in a Confederations Cup , Group A soccer match scheduled for. "We're ready to face a likeable New Zealand team but we expect a hard match (on Saturday)", he told reporters on Friday. Read More »

Iran's Revolutionary Guard strikes Syria for Tehran attacks


The Iranian Revolutionary Guards have reportedly launched ground-to-ground mid-range ballistic missiles from the western Iranian provinces of Kermanshah and Kurdistan into the eastern Syrian province of Deir-ez Zor. Activists in Syria did not immediately have information about the Iranian-claimed strikes. On June 7, gunmen mounted nearly simultaneous assaults on Iran's Parliament and the Mausoleum of the late Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini. Read More »

Trump's Cuba Policy Calls For Tightening Of Trade, Travel Restrictions

The restrictions may have a chilling effect on Americans looking to travel to Cuba, which enjoyed large support from both Democrats and Republicans. "America has rejected the Cuban people's oppressors", Trump said in Miami's Little Havana, the cradle of Cuban-American resistance to Castro's government. Read More »

Death toll climbs to 30 in London Grenfell Tower fire

Mr Cundy said: 'Sadly, at this time there are 58 people who we have been told were in the Grenfell Tower on the night that are missing, and therefore sadly, I have to assume that they are dead'. Hector Bellerin, who is in Spain's team at UEFA's European Under-21 Championship, made the announcement on Twitter, saying "please support in any way". Read More »

Landslide majority in sight for Macron as French elect parliament

Abstention hit a record 51.29 percent in the first round, and is forecast to be 53 percent on Sunday, it said. Macron formed his party just over a year ago, and half of its candidates have little or no political experience. Jean-Luc Melenchon, the firebrand leader of the movement, is running for election in the southern city of Marseille on a promise to lead resistance to Macron's radical labour market reforms. Read More »

GST row: Kashmir Economic Alliance chairperson arrested


He cautioned the PDP-BJP Government from undertaking any decision that would cause harm to the state's fiscal and political autonomy. Separatists, while opposing the implementation of GST in the state, described it as a plan to cripple the trade and economy of the state. Read More »

India beat Canada 3-0 in World Hockey League Semi-Final


India vs Pakistan hockey match is set to begina t 6.30pm IST, 2pm BST, 6pm Pakistan time, 9am ET. Against Pakistan , India have enjoyed success in the recent past. Pakistan had the first shot at the goal when they earned a penalty corner but the effort sailed over the bar. Though Pakistan came up with good attack, India's defence was rock solid with the goalkeepers putting up a strong performance. Read More »

Gingrich says presidents can't obstruct justice - but accused Bill

WPost headline " Trump's actions now a focus now a focus of Mueller inquiry". Gingrich prefaced the Mueller accusation with a post that labeled Mueller as "the anti-Trump special counsel". Richard Burr, a North Carolina Republican, told CNN's Tom LoBianco Thursday. Gingrich, after initially praising Mueller, has become a harsh critic. Read More »

Scalise Still in Critical Condition, Improving After Second Surgery


Scott Applewhite, File). Instead of wearing hats representing their home teams, as is the normal tradition, players on both teams will be wearing Louisiana State University hats in honor of Scalise, a Louisiana Republican . "There is more risk involved in removing them". Sava says Scalise has responded to family members while he's still under sedation. James T. Hodgkinson , was killed by police after the Wednesday shooting rampage . Read More »

Confederation cup: Putin's speech motivated my 'boys' - Russia coach, Cherchesov

Russian Federation eventually broke the deadlock in the 30th minute as Denis Glushakov was played through on goal by Fyodor Smolov and lobbed on-rushing Marinovic. The 32-year-old Real Madrid striker, who is in Russian Federation as Portugal prepare for their Confederations Cup opener against Mexico , is said to be "outraged" after prosecutors accused him of defrauding the authorities of 14.7million euros (£12.8million). Read More »

Infantino: Not time to think about future of Confed Cup

Portugal took the lead following an excellent run from Cristiano Ronaldo before he slipped an excellent pass to Ricardo Quaresma who faked out Guillermo Ochoa before slotting the ball into an open net. Pepe seemed to have scored a well placed goal after Ronaldo rattled the bar. "Both teams have great players, it will be a tough match". Edson Puch will play alongside Eduardo Vargas in the starting lineup today, while Jhonny Herrera has been given the nod over Claudio Bravo in goal. Read More »

US Navy says bodies of sailors found on ship


They were transferred to a U.S. naval hospital for identification, it said. The navy said families are being notified and provided with support during "this hard time". NHK said that a record aboard the Philippine ship shows that it took a sharp right turn southeast of the Izu Peninsula at around 1:30 a.m., about an hour before the collision was reported. Read More »

No cause to fire special counsel Mueller: deputy attorney general Rosenstein


The statement came after Sen. House Speaker Paul Ryan says the White House and President Donald Trump should let the special counsel's investigation continue, and await vindication. "Many have suggested that my recusal is because I felt I was a subject of the investigation myself, that I may have done something wrong", Sessions added. Read More »

London fire: 58 missing, presumed dead


Survivors of the Grenfell Tower blaze are being given just £10 to live on by the council, a volunteer has said. A new sign was put up, removing that detail. The monarch stood for a minute's silence before her 91st birthday parade on Saturday. Then there are the many people who have been left homeless leaving the local authority with the task of finding them suitable accommodation as a matter of urgency. Read More »

Blast outside Chinese kindergarten was bomb attack, police say


NY Times reports that hospital workers in Xuzhou said that the majority of people injured were parents or grandparents who were waiting to collected their children from school. "That could influence somebody who wanted their death to mean something in a lot of ways", Phillips said, adding that severity of mental illnesses typically peak at about Xu's age. Read More »

Riyadh says no to Turkish military base

Several Arab nations, including Saudi Arabia , Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain , and some other states have supported the isolation and sanctions imposed by Saudi on Qatar. "We are working on those with our Bahraini, Emirati and Egyptian partners in order to compile this list and present it to the Qataris, and I think it will be done fairly soon", Adel Al Jubeir said after talks with his British counterpart in London on Friday. Read More »

Deep-rooted conspiracy behind Darjeeling violence: Mamata


How can they throw bombs at the national flag? According to the police, the GJM supporter who died during the clashes became the victim of firing from the supporters only. "At least 19 other police personnel are gravely injured ". The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leadership is holding a protest rally with the bodies of two persons allegedly killed during Saturday's clashes. Read More »

Amir fit for Champions Trophy final


India lost once in the tournament against Sri Lanka but have proved that was an aberration by scripting commanding victories over South Africa in a do-or-die game and then Bangladesh in the semi-final. "We will see in the morning that who will sit out, whether we will go out with a spinner or another fast bowler is not yet decided", he said. But we've closed the chapter on that. Read More »

WH to Lobby House GOP on Softening Senate Bill on Moscow Sanctions

The Senate voted 98-2 Thursday to pass a bill that would enact new sanctions against Russian Federation and require the White House to secure congressional approval before lifting any current sanctions, Reuters reported Thursday . "This bill will impose sanctions on Iran for its non-nuclear violations", Cardin said. The vote was on a procedural motion to attach the Russian sanctions provisions to a larger package of Iran sanctions that also has bipartisan support. Read More »

First Grenfell Tower fire victim named as University of West London student

The family of a Syrian victim of the London Grenfell Tower disaster is to be brought to the United Kingdom following a petition which has so far gained more than 80,000 signatures. "We've been to all the hospitals and we've been searching all day but we still haven't found them". They arrived in the United Kingdom three years ago and were granted asylum. Read More »

President Trump confirms he is under investigation

Rosenstein took charge of the investigation in March after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself under pressure over his own contacts with Russian officials. Rosenstein wrote a memo used by the White House to justify Comey's firing, prompting him to reportedly threaten to resign since the memo, though critical of the former director's performance, did not recommend his termination. Read More »

Donald Trump says he's being investigated over Comey

Also, it was Rosenstein who appointed Robert S. Mueller III as the special counsel to lead that investigation after Comey was sacked. Wallace said Trump previously admitted in an NBC News interview that he fired FBI Director James Comey because of the Russian Federation investigation, not because of the recommendation of Rosenstein . Read More »

Trump announces he's being investigated

Comey later revealed that he orchestrated a disclosure of details about conversations with Trump to prompt the appointment of a special counsel. Comey had accused Trump of firing him to try to undermine the FBI's investigation of a possible collusion between the Trump Campaign and Russian Federation in alleged efforts to influence last year's presidential election. Read More »

London fire: 58 presumed dead, say police

Crowds of people have stormed Kensington and Chelsea town hall during a protest about the Grenfell Tower fire which killed at least 30 people. The new figure of 58 includes the 30 that had already been announced . "We know there are 37 people being treated at several hospitals in London ", May told reporters. "I absolutely get why they're angry", Green said. Read More »

Cuba denounces Donald Trump policy changes but is open to dialogue


But the reforms have been slow and Cuba is in recession, dragged down by the decline in cut-price oil imports from its crisis-hit ally Venezuela . President Donald Trump's announcement of a tougher line toward Cuba has delighted hard-liners on the island, who say it reveals the long-held USA aim of imposing American will on Cuba and justifies their wariness toward Washington . Read More »