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Germany withdraws troops from base in Turkey

Germany withdraws troops from base in Turkey

Issues fueling the tension between Germany and Turkey include Berlin's criticism of Turkey's crackdown on alleged anti-government activists in the wake of a failed military coup a year ago. A previous standoff over Incirlik past year was eventually resolved. "This can also lead to a situation where we don't constantly have to engage in confrontation with Turkey on this issue", Merkel told reporters in Berlin. Read More

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Ex-Finance employee identified as Resorts World gunman

Ex-Finance employee identified as Resorts World gunman

Carlos had entered the capital's Resorts World Casino and began shooting, before setting fire to a gaming room. Police Gen. Oscar Albayalde gestures during a news conference on the attack by a gunman at Resorts World Manila complex where a security video of the attack was made public, during a news conference in Pasay, Philippines, Saturday, June 3, 2017. Read More

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Nicola Sturgeon stands by referendum claims

You and I spoke the day after the European Union referendum and you told me then you thought the change taken by Brexit meant that you thought Labour should stop opposing a referendum. Tomkins said it "holes Scottish Labour's entire campaign below the waterline". I do not see the urgency or the need for an independence referendum. Read More

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UK Police Name Two London Attack Suspects

Redouane was 30 and "claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan", national counter-terrorism police chief Mark Rowley said in a statement . Khuram Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba stabbed revellers in Borough Market , shouting: "This is for Allah", and wearing hoax bomb belts. Read More

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London police pressed to explain 'Jihadi Next Door' case

All three attackers were killed by police officers after mowing down pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing people in adjacent Borough Market , an area bustling with bars and restaurants. Two additional addresses were searched on Monday. The pair and one other man were shot dead by police after killing seven people and injuring 48. Thomas was with his girlfriend Christine Delcros who was also hit and is in hospital in London . Read More

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UK PM May's Lead Over Labour Nearly Halves to 8 Points

UK PM May's Lead Over Labour Nearly Halves to 8 Points

The further drop comes after a YouGov poll conducted for the Times showed the Conservative's lead is down to just 3%. The poll highlighted the damage done to the support for the Conservative Party over plans on social care of older people: the government had said that the elderly would have to pay the full cost of their care, whether or not they stayed at home or in a care home, until they were down to their last £1,00,000 of asset. Read More

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London Police Arrest Another Attack Suspect

Moments later, three men got out of the vehicle at nearby Borough Market and began stabbing passersby at random, including a police officer, who was seriously injured, according to authorities. Britain's official terrorism threat level was raised from "severe" to "critical" after the Manchester attack , meaning an attack may be imminent. Like Butt and Redouane, he lived in east London . Read More

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London police arrest more suspects in bridge attack

London police arrest more suspects in bridge attack

A van veered off the road and barreled into pedestrians on London Bridge , and then three men fled the van and attacked people in nearby Borough Market. Ken Chigbo, 26, who lives in the same building, described him as "really sociable" and said Abz had invited him to a barbecue just last week. "We grieve with the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones, and wish all those injured a speedy and full recovery", Trudeau said. Read More

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Sadiq Khan spat continues Trump's bad few weeks with Europe

Sadiq Khan spat continues Trump's bad few weeks with Europe

Yesterday, a spokesperson for London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the American president had "deliberately" taken his comments following the attack out of context . "One of the things the police, all of us need to do is make sure we're as safe as we possibly can be", Khan said. He said Britain's relationship with the USA should be like a close friendship: "you stand with them in times of adversity and call them out when they're wrong and there are many things about which Donald Trump is ... Read More

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Woman jumps in front of vehicle to save boy

Woman jumps in front of vehicle to save boy

However, the vehicle was too fast and both were slammed onto the wall after being thrown into the air momentarily. His brother was also injured in the crash. "That's what she is", Perez said. According to the report, doctors initially thought they would be forced to amputate both of the child's legs, but surgeons managed to save them both after hours of operating. Read More

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After London attack, May faces election heat over police cuts

The second attacker was identified as Rachid Redouane, 30. Inquiries are ongoing to confirm the identity of their accomplice, police said. One of the three attackers who killed seven people near London Bridge on Saturday night was previously investigated by British security services but had not been viewed as a serious threat, British police said on Monday. Read More

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Mauritania cuts, Jordan downgrades diplomatic ties with Qatar

It was unclear how Trump's broadside against Qatar might affect the USA -led coalition fighting IS. Qatar says the " baseless " allegations that it supports terrorism are being used to tarnish the image and unity of Gulf states. For example, Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly been in contact with Qatar and is "in favor of settling crisis situations by political and diplomatic means, through dialogue". Read More

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Police name two London attackers

She and her fiancé, Tyler Ferguson, were enjoying a warm spring night when she was struck by a speeding van that plowed into people strolling on the bridge. May has said the three attacks - including one on Parliament in March - weren't connected in any operational sense but were linked by what she called the "perverted ideology" of extremist Islam. Read More

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Syrian boy from iconic image re-emerges

Syrian boy from iconic image re-emerges

As The New York Times report explains, the government is likely using Daqneesh and his family, now living in regime-controlled territory, " to endorse [Assad's] view of the war and discredit the opposition ". "Ali is the reality: that no story in Syria has a happy ending". Syria's civil war, which erupted in 2011 has killed an estimated 465,000 people. Read More

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States File Supreme Court Briefs to Reinstate Trump Travel Ban

Trump has already seen his past statements, and those of his surrogates, used against him in court, particularly his calling for a Muslim ban in December of 2015. Calling it politically correct and watered down strongly indicates that he doesn't mean it. "I do not think the injunction included not being able to plan for vetting", said Leon Fresco, an immigration lawyer at Holland & Knight. Read More

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Pentagon can't square Trump comments on Qatar

The move against the tiny Gulf state was taken by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and Yemen, who say that Qatar harbors extremists and backs Saudi Arabia's regional rival, Iran. Qatar houses the largest US airbase in the region and has contributed to efforts to roll back Iranian ambitions in Syria. The biggest diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf since the 1991 USA -led war with Iraq pits several nations against Qatar, home to some 10,000 American troops and a major US ... Read More

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Vladimir Putin hits back about claims over Donald Trump and US election

You and I met yesterday evening. Megyn Kelly's one-on-one interview with Vladimir Putin , which aired on NBC on Sunday, didn't break any new ground, many think, and left the Twittersphere with a sour taste. Putin also maintained that he was unaware of any contact between Jared Kushner and the Kremlin, despite the latter being under investigation for reportedly setting up a back-channel for secret communication. Read More

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