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Reality Winner, Accused NSA Leaker, To Enter Not Guilty Plea

Court records say victor admitted to mailing a copy of the classified report to a news outlet when an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent interviewed her at her home Saturday. Garrick's affidavit said he interviewed victor at her home Saturday and she "admitted intentionally identifying and printing the classified intelligence reporting at issue" and mailing it to the news outlet. Read More

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner

The 25-year-old federal contractor was charged with leaking information regarding a 2016 Russian military intelligence cyberattack to The Intercept , an online news outlet. The hackers are believed to have then used data from that operation to create a new email account to launch a spear-phishing campaign targeting US local government organizations, the document said . Read More

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Iran urges Arab nations to end Qatar crisis

In televised interviews on Monday, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker called the move an " illegal blockade " and urged the United Nations' civil aviation branch to intervene. Trump on June 9 said Qatar "has historically been a funder of terrorism at a very high level". One construction manager told AFP that they only have materials available for two more weeks, but Qatari government ministers have claimed the country's construction industry could survive for up to a year under ... Read More

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Oil edges up on Saudi pledge to make real supply cuts

Oil prices rose on Monday as futures traders bet the market may have bottomed after a recent steep fall, even as physical markets remain bloated by oversupply, especially from a relentless rise in USA drilling. "Unless data are released that make the latest inventory build appear an anomaly, oil prices are hardly likely to make any lasting recovery", Commerzbank said in a note to its clients. Read More

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Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes Turkey's western coast

It struck a depth of 10km, with tremors felt as far away as the Greek capital, Athens , and the city of Izmir , said the European quake monitor, EMSC. There were also several landslides, partially blocking roads, he said. In the area of Plomari in the south of Lesbos , a church steeple was damaged and cracks appeared on the walls of several houses, Deputy Mayor Manolis Armenakas said. Read More

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Trump goes on offensive against ex-FBI chief, calling him a 'leaker'

Questioned about Comey's central claim that Trump told him to drop the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into his former national security advisor Michael Flynn , Trump responded: " I didn't say that ". I'm not hinting at anything... Trump cut Karl off, responding, " I didn't say that ". Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of NY also called on Trump to release any tapes, and also invited the president to testify under oath before the Senate, as he offered to ... Read More

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Saudi Arabia and Bahrain welcome Donald Trump's scolding of Qatar

Saudi Arabia and Bahrain welcome Donald Trump's scolding of Qatar

We are seeing shortages of food. Families are being forcibly separated, and children pulled out of school. "We believe these are unintended consequences, especially during this holy month of Ramadan". "The next step is for Qatar to acknowledge these concerns and commit to reexamine its regional policies", its ambassador to the United States Yousef al-Otaiba told the official WAM news agency. Read More

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Merkel: EU is 'ready to start Brexit negotiations'

Her plan is for Britain to leave the EU's single market of goods and services, a zone of common regulation that allows a British company to operate and sell its products across the bloc. "So we have 15, or 16 more months. Do your best to avoid a "no deal" as result of 'no negotiations'". These terms include a clean break from the European Union single market. Read More

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Displaced by ISIS Terrorists as CBN Relief Reaches Philippine War Zone

But police say he didn't shoot anyone and tried to steal $2 million before he killed himself, which leads them to believe it wasn't Islamic terrorism. Sunday's ceasefire was initially reached following a meeting last week between President Rodrigo Duterte and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the nation's biggest rebel organisation which offered to broker a halt in hostilities using contacts with the fighters in Marawi , Mr Adiong told DZBB radio. Read More

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Trump's Comey claims contradicted by president's own son

And the president contradicted some of that sworn testimony. They may nevertheless be true. Trump recently repeated an off-base account of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation finances as well. "But I don't think it would be a bad question to ask". But whistleblowers said Comey waited to release the memos until after Trump tweeted that Comey better hope there are no tapes of their disputed conversations about the Russian Federation investigation threats. Read More

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Father killed in front of children after responding to ad about dog

Father killed in front of children after responding to ad about dog

Bowman and the man got into a fight and the man allegedly shot him in the chest, with his two small children nearby. She says while they were being interviewed at the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office , they could hear Scott's suspected killer banging on the walls, screaming obscenities and behaving like a 'maniac, ' so much so that officers eventually had them relocated to another room so they would not have to hear his ravings. Read More

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Experts criticise farm loan waivers, say it disincentive loan

Experts criticise farm loan waivers, say it disincentive loan

Fadnavis said the State Government had agreed to the loan waiver for farmers, adding that conditions and details will be finalised by a joint committee. In a related development, NCP president Sharad Pawar welcomed the State Government's farm loan waiver decision. Experts say unless farmers are given the right incentives to shift to more remunerative and sustainable farming and non-farming options, Indian agriculture will not be able to overcome its current crisis. Read More

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House Democrats Warn Trump on Blocking Comey's Testimony

House Democrats Warn Trump on Blocking Comey's Testimony

As president, Trump could technically invoke executive privilege to prevent Comey from testifying, but legal experts disagree as to whether or not it's applicable in this situation. "I don't know how they are going to respond". For Thursday's hearing, Trump could invoke executive privilege by arguing that discussions with Comey pertained to national security and that he had an expectation of privacy in getting candid advice from top aides. Read More

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UK prime minister insists she is staying put

UK prime minister insists she is staying put

Some Tories, including the party's Scottish leader Ruth Davidson , are unhappy about a deal with the DUP because of the party's opposition to gay marriage and abortion and other policy clashes with the Conservatives. Senior Conservatives had reportedly made their resignations a condition for supporting the prime minister's leadership in the new government. May's office has said that the most senior Cabinet members - including Treasury chief Philip Hammond , Foreign Secretary Boris ... Read More

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Senior UK Cabinet ministers offer support to prime minister

Senior UK Cabinet ministers offer support to prime minister

The Prime Minister apologised as she faced the backbench 1922 Committee for the first time since a disastrous General Election in which the Tories lost their House of Commons majority. They will do so in the knowledge that the Conservative Government is no longer an honest broker given that they are now reliant on the votes of DUP MPs to their survival. Read More

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Theresa May's political power is 'massively weakened' following United Kingdom snap election

Theresa May's political power is 'massively weakened' following United Kingdom snap election

Neither party is able to form a government. It will be hard for the UK Government to be seen as a neutral arbiter in Northern Ireland when the DUP is propping up the Conservatives in office. "In other words, we could easily get to the middle of next week and it all collapses for her". After the PM sent her Chief Whip Gavin Williamson to Belfast to negotiate a deal to keep the Conservatives in power, No. Read More

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Macron comes clean on awkward Trump handshake

In the first of many odd Trump moments on Thursday, his first meeting with the French president, Emmanuel Macron , on Thursday led to an awkward handshake that lasted just a little too long. The world is honed in on Donald Trump during his trip to the other side of the globe and new reports indicate that his handshakes are starting to take on a life of their own. Read More

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On run, Justice CS Karnan retires

On run, Justice CS Karnan retires

Though he arrived in Chennai early on May 9 and was seen chatting with his visitors and journalists at the state guest house till a couple of hours after the apex court's arrest order, he went underground soon after, without the knowledge of his personal security and protocol officials. Read More

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ISIS leader Baghdadi killed in air strike in Syria

ISIS leader Baghdadi killed in air strike in Syria

The district is one of the more built-up residential neighbourhoods in the city's east, and the surrounding areas are made up of markets and small shops. The Kurdish-Arab-Christian alliance of SDF has been isolating Raqqa since November 2016, when the US-backed alliance launched the so-called Euphrates Wrath Operation . Read More

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300000 people evacuated, airports closed post Cyclone Mora

Nearly exactly a year ago, on 21 May, Cyclone Roanu brought floods and landslides that affected close to 1.3 million people in the same area of Bangladesh. At least 10,000 thatched huts in Balukhali and Kutupalong camps were destroyed by strong winds, Shamsul Alam, a community leader, told Reuters . Bangladesh is often hit by bad storms between April and December that cause deaths and widespread destruction. Read More

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President Trump calls UK election results 'surprising'

Instead, her strategy backfired as the election took away the Conservative majority and sent the country into political turmoil. The EU's chief negotiator said the bloc's stance on Brexit and the timetable for the talks are clear. Senior party figures have cautioned against any immediate leadership challenge, saying it would only cause further disruption as Britain prepares to start Brexit negotiations as early as June 19. Read More

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Madhya Pradesh farmers protest: Shivraj Singh Chouhan ends fast on second day

The district was on the boil after five people were killed in police firing during protests on Tuesday by farmers who are seeking loan waiver and higher prices for the farm produce among other things. Meanwhile, Chouhan on Sunday called off his fast and said that violent incidents in Mandsaur would be investigated thoroughly. Mandsaur, the epicentre of the agitation, has remained relatively peaceful even as farmer protests have spilled over to new areas of Madhya Pradesh. Read More

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PM May not sobbing over election, Brexit minister says

PM May not sobbing over election, Brexit minister says

The decision of Britain to leave was a shocking and cathartic moment in the 60-year history of the bloc, whose member states want to keep Britain as a close partner once it is out. "Let's put our minds together on striking a deal". The U.K.'s prime minister also insisted that regardless of any perceived Westminster tumult, formal Brexit negotiations would stick to the current timetable and begin on June 19. Read More

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London attack: Death toll rises to 8 after police recover body

London attack: Death toll rises to 8 after police recover body

Italian police followed the correct procedures in flagging one of the London attackers to their British counterparts, Italy's senior policeman said on Wednesday, but he understands why the warning went unheeded. Reaction to the attack has dominated the final days of campaigning before Thursday's general election, with opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and others criticizing May for cutting police numbers by roughly 20,000 during her tenure as home secretary. Read More

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Theresa May's leadership on the line as Conservative Party recriminations continue

May's new chief of staff will be Gavin Barwell, a former MP who was ousted from his south London constituency as a result of Labour's unexpectedly strong showing in the election. Downing Street said the Northern Ireland party had given an "outline agreement" approval in principle, throwing a lifeline to the Tories, but the DUP responded by saying talks were "ongoing". Read More

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