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Police Officer Attacked Near Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral

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They say his ID suggests he's a 40-year-old Algerian student. The video pledging allegiance to the jihadist group was found in a police search of an apartment he was renting in Cergy outside Paris , the source in the investigation said. Matthew Currie Holmes, who was among those inside, tweeted that people inside had been told to stick to the centre of the cathedral and sit in the pews, and that they would be frisked by police on the way out. Read More »

US State Secretary: North Korea Frees American Citizen

CINCINNATI (AP) - An American college student who was released from a North Korean prison is finally home but in a coma and undergoing treatment at an OH hospital where he was taken shortly after arriving on US soil. The official, who was not authorized to speak on the record about the sequence of events and requested anonymity, said that after Tillerson consulted with Trump, Yun was dispatched to North Korea . Read More »

GOP VA Governor's Primary Comes Down to the Wire, Gillespie Edging Stewart

Sen. Jill Vogel (R-27th) edged out opponents Bryce Reeves and Glenn Davis Jr. for the Republican lieutenant governor nomination with 42.3 percent of the vote. "I don't know about you, but I'm inspired to keep fighting tonight", Perriello said. The retired Richmond resident said Northam is strong on issues like education and health care and will continue Gov. Read More »

GOP's Scalise Upgraded to Serious Condition After More Surgery

Law enforcement officials identified the shooter as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, who later died from injuries sustained during a shootout with police on the scene. "However, Scalise will certainly be in the hospital for a considerable period of time, presumably weeks". Sava said Scalise will require surgeries soon for abdominal and bone injuries, in addition to the two he has undergone to fix a bone in his leg broken by the bullet. Read More »

Ruddy: Mueller Appears 'Out to Get the President'

The friend, Christopher Ruddy , chief executive of Newsmax Media, who was at the White House on Monday, said on PBS NewsHour that Mr. Trump was "considering, perhaps, terminating the special counsel". Should now be clear Mueller is the "anti-Trump special counsel". He told Woodruff he thinks firing Mueller "would be a very significant mistake, even though I don't think there's a justification. Read More »

In tweets, Trump confirms he's under investigation

When Comey testified last week, he also gave the committee and Mueller a document that involved Comey taking notes of his communications with President Trump . Trump sent more tweets early Friday morning attacking the investigation as "phony". Rosenstein pledged this week that he would maintain the integrity of the investigation and saw no reason to fire Mueller, despite reports that Trump was considering such a move. Read More »

Bystander livestreams shooting on Facebook Live in US

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One of the shootings was livestreamed on Facebook by Bubba Hinson, who was staying at a hotel nearby. The Facebook Live video of the shooting has since gone viral and has garnered over 2.7 million views (Warning: The video contains graphic content). Read More »

US Ethics Office Releases Trump Financial Disclosure Forms

The 98-page disclosure document posted on the ethics office's website shows liabilities for Trump of at least $130 million to Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, a unit of German-based Deutsche Bank AG. The forms show that Trump reported $7 million in book royalties, $19.7 million in income from his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., and $19.7 million from his recently opened hotel in Washington, D.C. Read More »

Taliban attack kills five Afghan police, injures 18

On Saturday, Mujahid praised the camp Shaheen attack in a statement sent to the media, but did not claim Taliban responsibility. The attack came one day after an Afghan army commando shot and wounded seven US troops inside an army base in northern Balkh province. Read More »

Grenfell Tower fire was a preventable accident, Sadiq Khan says

At least 30 people have died in the Grenfell Tower fire, police have revealed. "I think there has to be a law change to put sprinklers in high-rise buildings, and if they had been fitted in Grenfell Tower they would undoubtedly have saved lives", Mr Burns told the Belfast Telegraph. Read More »

Iran Arrests 7 Accused of Aiding Deadly Tehran Attacks

People attend the funeral of the victims who were killed on the June 7 attack at the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini's mausoleum, in Tehran , Iran June 9, 2017. Two of those killed were not Iranian, he said, without elaborating. The intelligence ministry said they were Iranians who had joined the Islamic State group and travelled to its strongholds in Iraq and Syria before returning home. Read More »

Wes: Areas of rain and storms will linger into the morning hours

The Hurricane Reconnaissance flight that was scheduled for Sunday afternoon was cancelled due to the system's general lack of organization. "A lot of the models early on were going towards Florida and or south of Corpus Christi into Mexico", said National Weather Service meteorologist Wendy Wong . Read More »

Building materials in London fire under scrutiny

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In the days following the Grenfell Tower fire , grief has quickly turned to popular rage as people from around the United Kingdom have come together to protest and demand answers from the government. He also pointed out that dozens of tower blocks across London built in the 1960s and 1970s, like Grenfell Tower, may have failed to comply with current standards. Read More »

Van attack near London mosque - one man killed, eight people injured

The Metropolitan Police said the investigation of the incident is being carried out by the Counter Terrorism Command. "It appears that a white man in a van intentionally ploughed into a group of worshippers who were already tending to someone who had been taken ill", the Muslim Council said in a statement . Read More »

S.Korean President vows to scrap plans for n-reactors

Since Kori No.1 began operations on June 19, 1977, the 587-megawatt reactor has generated enough electricity to meet the entire country's current demand for around 100 days, according to Reuters calculations and data from the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission. Read More »

Japan May exports jump 14.9% year/year - MOF

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Japan's imports rose more than expected in May, partly due to increasing demand for intermediate goods companies need to manufacture their products. In April, Japan's trade surplus with the United States fell an annual 4.2 percent. Imports increased 17.8 percent (estimate +14.5 percent). That figure has captured attention after President Donald Trump named Japan as one of the nations contributing to the US trade deficit. Read More »

Confederations Cup 2017 Preview; Will Russia Be Good Host?

Manchester City target Hirving Lozano is likely to start on the left wing for Mexico with former Arsenal star Carlos Vela on the right. New Zealand is at the bottom of the group with no points. In his next game, Silva scored a hat-trick against the Faroe Islands, when Ronaldo added one goal in another 6-0 victory. A good performance at the Confederations Cup will virtually secure him a fifth world player of the year award, equaling Lionel Messi. Read More »

Newt Gingrich: Trump has a 'compulsion to counterattack'

His remarks were reported by CNN . Referring to his own wife, Callista, Gingrich added , "That's when Callista and I learned that a Trump candidacy was likely-and a Trump presidency was possible". "Turns out, even Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the (Senate) intelligence committee, says there is zero evidence of collusion ". In English: Anyone who tries to threaten or corruptly influence an executive branch official not to carry forward an investigation has obstructed justice. Read More »

Number of global displaced up to 65.6 million last year

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High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi in a statement. Across the world, the number of displaced people had risen by 300,000 by the end of 2016 from a year earlier - though the pace of the increase had eased from past years, the UNHCR report said. Read More »

BRICS meeting highlights climate change, trade, terrorism

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India on Monday said Brics needs to cooperate on counter-terrorism as the Foreign Ministers meet of the five-member bloc began here. "I reiterate India attaches its utmost importance to its engagement with BRICS". Mr. Wang referred to the fruitful and constructive meeting between Mr. Xi and Mr. Modi on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) last week at Astana. Read More »

Cladding used in London's Grenfell Tower is 'banned in Britain'

The tower underwent refurbishment by construction firm, Rydon, in 2016, and it has since emerged that a cheaper, more flammable version of the exterior cladding was used in the work. Prince William hugged a victim of Wednesday's deadly west London fire (which now has a death toll of 58 people ) when he made a visit to a crisis center on Friday. Read More »

President Trump Reveals He Is Being Investigated

Trump, who celebrated his 71st birthday Wednesday, refrained from commenting until Thursday morning. In a second Tweet , Trump echoed previous claims that he is the victim of what he says is the "single greatest witch hunt in American political history". Read More »

Protests Following Afghan Blasts Call for Security Chiefs to Step Down

The Taliban denied involvement in the attack, but Afghan intelligence said in a statement they believe the Haqqani Network, a Pakistani group aligned with the Taliban, was behind it. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani informed regarding the casualties toll during his speech in Kabul Process summit today. "Any government attempt to disrupt our fair and just demonstration will show their complicity with terrorist groups and the perpetrators of Wednesday's attack", said Asif Ashna, a spokesman for ... Read More »

Trump lawyer: President not under investigation in Russia probe

A lawyer for President Donald Trump said he is not under investigation, even though the president himself said he was. U.S. President Donald Trump began his day with a stream of tweets defending his record and lashing out at the investigation into Russian interference in the election. Read More »

Tillerson waters down statement that Palestinians 'changed policy' of terror payments

Under questioning at a Senate hearing, Tillerson said Washington had pressed Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on the issue of payments to the families of suicide bombers and attackers killed. "They have indicated they would" stop these payments, Tillerson added. "They have changed their policy, at least I have been informed they've changed that policy", Tillerson told United States lawmakers. Read More »

Amir, Fakhar lead Pakistan to Champions Trophy triumph

This was the first time Pakistan had batted first in the tournament and captain Sarfraz Ahmed said: "We will hope to score 300 plus runs". "He felt he was in the zone today and he could have done something really special and that's why the disappointment came out". Read More »

Putin says US sanctions will 'complicate relations'

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Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted 97-2 in favor of an amendment to pending Iran sanctions legislation that will not only codify sanctions on Russian Federation that were imposed by President Obama before he left office, but also imposes new sanctions. Read More »

German minister sees hope of 'soft' Brexit, with conditions

Here are the key issues as Britain's Brexit minister David Davis and the EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier of France, meet in Brussels . Brexit Secretary David Davis leads a nine-strong negotiating team to Brussels today calling for a "deal like no other in history" with greater access to the single market than any of the EU's external trading partners and more freedom for United Kingdom goods and services than Turkey enjoys as a member of the customs
union. Read More »