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French police hold family members of Champs-Elysees attacker, sources say

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The driver who attacked police on the Champs-Elysées on Monday had a permit to carry arms, sources close to the case have admitted, despite the fact he was on France's terror watchlist for having been radicalized. France remains under a state of emergency imposed after the November 2015 attacks in Paris , when Islamic State jihadists slaughtered 130 people in a night of carnage at venues across the city. Read More »

Trump tweets about Democrats, Georgia election

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The Congressional Leadership Fund, a political action committee backed by House Speaker Paul Ryan, has spent $7 million on her behalf. " The man is fighting for his life ", Ossoff said , according to the Journal. "So either candidate could win". Mr Carver praised Mr Ossoff for running a "brilliant campaign", but contended the baseball shooting would tip the outcome in Republican favour. Read More »

Mattis vows not to 'repeat mistakes of the past' in Afghanistan

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It has been four months since Army General John Nicholson, who leads USA and global forces in Afghanistan, said he needed "a few thousand" additional forces, some potentially drawn from USA allies. It's also important because US officials tell me that removing the limits on USA forces in Afghanistan was the key stumbling block for the president to accept the broader regional strategy and war plan for Afghanistan. Read More »

Sensex down 30 points; bank, FMCG stocks major losers

At 10.25 a.m., the 30-share BSE index Sensex was up 61.91 points or 0.2 per cent at 31,373.48 and the 50-share NSE index Nifty was up 13.6 points or 0.14 per cent at 9,671.15. But the gains were capped on continued FII selling. United States stocks rose overnight, with both the Dow and the S&P 500 ending at new records, as technology shares rebounded from a recent bout of sharp weakness to lead the market higher. Read More »

BJP spokesperson files complaint against journalist for criticising its presidential pick

Telangana Chief Minister and TRS Chief Rao also extended his support to NDA's presidential candidate after speaking to Prime Minister Modi. While on the other hand, refraining from commenting on Mayawati' remark, JD (U) leader Neeraj Kumar said they only hope that the election of the first citizen of India (President) should take place without any controversy popping up. Read More »

Theresa May 'distraught' over fatal London tower blaze

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Five people who were reported missing after the disaster have been found safe and well, he added. Queen Elizabeth II has spoken regarding the recent Grenfell Tower fire in London , England. The Daily Telegraph claimed left-wing militants had been hijacking the demonstrations and spreading political fake news conspiracy theories about the blaze. Read More »

Pakistan deserved to win Champions Trophy 2017: Virat Kohli

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Mohammad Amir removed India's top three batsmen as Pakistan stunned their arch-rivals with a remarkable 180-run win in the Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday. Earlier, Fakhar made the most of an early reprieve after Kohli won the toss and sent Pakistan in on a typically good Oval pitch, with the sunny conditions seemingly ideal for batting. Read More »

Britain begins Brexit negotiations with EU

Brexit secretary David Davis was forced to capitulate on a key disagreement during the first day of negotiations with the European Union yesterday, backing down on a battle he previously said would become "the row of the summer". EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier , who was a senior European Union official involved in the peace process, acknowledged that "this is one of the most sensitive issues before us" and there was an "awful lot of work to do". Read More »

Brexit negotiations kick off almost a year after referendum

Meanwhile Barnier, a former French minister, insisted the talks must first address the "uncertainties" caused by Brexit . Davis and Barnier have one key issue over the first weeks of talks: building trust after months of haggling over leaks and figures over the final bill that Britain would have to pay for leaving. Read More »

Britain, EU launch Brexit talks in Brussels

However, Britain's negotiating leverage is, arguably at its weakest level in more than a decade after a shambolic snap election result for Prime Minister Theresa May , which surrendered her parliamentary majority and has left her floundering to cut a deal with lawmakers in Northern Ireland in order to stabilize her government, and the ongoing weakness of the economy in the wake of the Brexit vote . Read More »

Brexit talks begin with UK in disarray

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But a week ago Mr Davis said "we will start down this process but I will have some discussions with Mr Barnier about how we progress" to trade talks. "Today we agreed on dates, on organisation and on priorities for the negotiation". One EU negotiatior said that a weak Tory government "increases the risk" of no deal being done and that "we do not want to be the ones making the situation more difficult". Read More »

UN Secretary General cautions Israel over Palestine

Netanyahu made the comments Monday at a ceremony to mark 50 years since the outbreak of the 1967 Six-Day War. Scores of former Palestinian prisoners freed by Israel and living in the Gaza Strip said on Sunday their stipends from the Western-backed Palestinian Authority have been suspended in an apparent bid to appease Israel and the United States. Read More »

Virginia Primary: Polls Close in High-Profile Governor Contest

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Stewart, the former co-chairman of Donald Trump's campaign in Virginia , received 155,716 votes, or 42.53 percent of votes. Gillespie was expected to win easily, and the close contest shows Trump's enduring appeal among GOP voters in Virginia and a potentially rocky path forward for Republicans in a state where Democrats have win every statewide election since 2009. Read More »

Scalise condition upgraded to serious

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Almost 25,000 tickets were sold for the game and it was on track to raise more than $1 million, roughly double what it did past year, organizers said . "As far as winning and losing, I think that's far from anybody's mind right now", he said. First, Democrats and Republicans gathered around second base to pray at the spot where Rep. Read More »

Russian Federation warns ISIS Airforce flying over Syria

Syrian government forces have also been attacking IS in northern, central and southern parts of the country, seizing 25,000 square kilometers (9,600 square miles) and reaching the Iraqi border for the first time in years. "For operational security considerations, the Canadian Armed Forces will not disclose the frequency of the flights or the exact locations nor the details of our force protection measures and risk assessment process", spokeman Daniel Le Bouthillier said in an email. Read More »

Saudi Arabia condemns terrorist attack on London Worshipers

A man has been confirmed dead after a van ploughed into a group of people outside a mosque in Finsbury Park last night. The London police are said to be taking more security measures after a recent spate of terrorist attacks. "I just can't believe it". "This was an attack on Muslims near their place of worship", said May who later visited the mosque. An imam from the Muslim Welfare House who stepped in to protect the driver from the angry crowd after the incident was hailed as a ... Read More »

James Hodgkinson launched into Trump tirade before shooting

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Hodgkinson . She said Hodgkinson's political views had taken an "extreme, fanatic" turn in 2016; while "life moved on for other people", she said, the election had "never ended for him". One injured aide has been released. Rep. Steve Scalise was shot June 14, 2017 in Alexandria , Virginia, a House colleague told CNN , in what sources are calling an apparent "deliberate attack". Read More »

Qatar says it will not negotiate unless neighbors lift 'blockade'

The "terrorists" Qatar is accused of supporting were the Muslim Brotherhood, a venerable, moderate movement dedicated to welfare, education and democracy. Al Jazeera is Qatar's affairs, Qatari foreign policy on regional issues is Qatar's affairs. He also clarified that Kuwait's ruler, the rift's mediator, is still waiting to receive a list of demands from Saudi Arabia. Read More »

Presidential poll: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik backs NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind

Shiv Sena's support is crucial for NDA as the party has a total vote pool of around 25, 893. Kovind is the Governor of Bihar at present. Soon after finalising the name of Kovind as the Presidential candidate at the BJP parliamentary party meeting, BJP president Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to all the NDA partners and presidents of various parties to seek their support. Read More »

English cardinal after mosque attack: 'Repudiate hatred and violence'

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He said: "By God's grace we managed to surround him and protect him from any harm". Mr Osborne added his uncle was "not a racist" and said he had never expressed any racist views. Following an Islamist-inspired van-and-knife attack in the London Bridge area on June 3, the city saw a sharp rise in anti-Muslim crimes. As details emerged of the attack in North London , Theresa May also responded. Read More »

All President's men? How leaders welcomed Ram Nath Kovind's nomination

Meanwhile, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said that their respective parties have offered full support to the NDA on their selection of the presidential candidate. On two previous occasions, the Shiv Sena has parted the with National Democratic Alliance and supported United Progressive Alliance candidates: in 2007 when Pratibha Patil won the election and in 2012 when incumbent Pranab Mukherjee was elected. Read More »

UK police: 58 confirmed or presumed dead after London blaze

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Experts believe the building's new exterior cladding, which contained insulation, helped spread the flames quickly up the outside of the public housing tower early Wednesday. Angry not simply at the poor response. May said after the meeting Saturday that there have been "huge frustrations" in the community as people tried to get information. Read More »

Trump attorney says president not under federal investigation

Of course, as the professor points out, Rosenstein's recusal is not terribly pressing, since the appointment of a special counsel removed him from the investigation anyway. "Mueller's going to do his job ". "There's a limitation on Twitter , as we all know", Sekulow told CNN, adding that Trump's "response was as it related to the Washington Post report ". Read More »

Portugal declares day of mourning following devastating fires

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Mr Starling said: "The family got out and they were kissing the vehicle". The European Union said it would provide firefighting aircraft. France has offered three planes and Spain has sent two, authorities said. "We are most likely facing the biggest tragedy of human life that we have known", Costa said. "I am shocked and horrified by the many lives claimed by today's devastating fires that hit the Pedrogao Grande region of Portugal ", Xinhua quoted Guterres as saying in a ... Read More »

Officer: 'Scared to death' in motorist shooting

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Dusterhoft also took issue with Yanez's perception of Castile as a possible robbery suspect based on scant similarities, and particularly after Yanez discovered he had a female passenger and small child in the auto with him. "If he comes across as being sympathetic, reasonable and doing the best he could, that could be the thing that carries the day for him", Mike Bryant, a criminal defense attorney, said. Read More »

Fans Celebrate Russia's Win In Confederations Cup Opener

Coming off a disappointing 1-1 draw with the United States at home in their most recent World Cup qualifying match, Mexico is faced with the hard task of trying to bounce back against one of the most competitive teams in the world. Infantino stressed that it was important to make sure that the current Confederations Cup worked well as a warm-up and test event for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation. Read More »

Trump lawyer defends his use of social media

In a two-part tweet posted before 7 a.m. Sunday, Trump wrote: "The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt". (In fact, I had a positive experience dealing with Mike Flynn when he was a colleague as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency at the beginning of my term at Federal Bureau of Investigation.) I did not say I would "let this go". Read More »

Current Pakistan team can be more than a super power: Imran

Despite the heavy loss, Kohli had a smile on his face. "I want to congratulate Pakistan , they had an unbelievable tournament, the way they turned things around, speak volumes for the talent they have. "It has been an up and down ride". We dusted ourselves off after the India defeat in Edgbaston and came back superbly. We knew we'd prepared well, we knew that game was an aberration, we knew we were better than that. Read More »

Candidates make final push in Georgia House race

Ossoff and his Republican rival, the former Georgia secretary of state Karen Handel , spent the weekend and yesterday crisscrossing the southern state's sixth congressional district as the race went down to the wire. If you live in District 6, are registered to vote and have not yet voted, polls are open from 7 a.m.to 7 p.m. More than 12,000 volunteers are engaged in Ossoff's campaign to fill the Congressional seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tim Price. Read More »

PM Modi congratulates Ireland PM Leo Varadkar

While Trinity has seen plenty of its graduates enjoy successful political careers, including current Chancellor of the University of Dublin , Mary Robinson, who is a former President of Ireland , it has never had a graduate elected taoiseach before. Read More »

Kovind's pick draws mixed reactions, Mayawati frowns over RSS affiliation

The candidature of 71-year-old Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit , was made after Prime Minister Modi met today morning with BJP Chief Amit Shah and other senior party leaders. The two warring factions of the AIADMK control 5 percent votes in the presidential election. Shah said Kovind, who came from Dalit community, had struggled in life to reach this position. Read More »