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Backed Syria force advances in Raqa, battles for base

Backed Syria force advances in Raqa, battles for base

The US and United Kingdom governments have yet to confirm Baghdadi's death so any claims should be taken with a pinch of salt for now. Bakr al-Baghdadi, who has a $25million bounty on his head, had been believed to be hiding out in the desert outside the besieged city of Mosul in northern Iraq after fleeing Raqqa in March. Read More

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No Other CM Has Done So Much For Poor Farmers: Mandsaur Protesters

Chouhan said the Government had extended Rs4,800 crore as relief amount to farmers when their soyabean crop was destroyed past year. He will hold the fast at Dussehra ground and discuss with farmers on their issues and demands. BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said,"Shivraj Chouhan ji is known as the friend of the farmers and we all know that Madhya Pradesh has delivered the best results in the agricultural sector". Read More

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May's top aides resign after United Kingdom election fiasco

The twin departures will ease some of the pressure on May, who was accused of ignoring party colleagues and taking unilateral decisions based on advice from her joint chiefs of staff, dubbed "toxic" by some Tories. She also claimed the atmosphere in morning meetings with Mrs May would be "terrible" if Ms Hill and Mr Timothy were present, with other officials believing they could not speak freely. Read More

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Britain's snap election backfires on Prime Minister Theresa May

Ms Davidson, who plans to marry her partner in the near future, said the prime minister assured her any Conservative deal with the party would not affect LGBTI rights. But, instead, support for her party declined dramatically, leaving her government far more precarious than before. The European Parliament's Brexit co-ordinator, Guy Verhofstadt, said: "Yet another own goal, after Cameron now May, will make already complex negotiations even more complicated". Read More

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Iran arrests two suspects linked to attacks in Tehran

The state-run IRNA news agency reported the increase Thursday, citing the head of the country's forensic center Ahmad Shojaei . Iran announced yesterday that it has arrested several people suspected of relation to the terror attacks. Although this is the first evidence of an IS presence inside Iran, the government has clashed in the past with both Kurdish Islamic militants and secular Kurdish separatists. Read More

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DUP agrees principles to back UK Conservatives

Foster said Friday it it would be "difficult" for May to continue in her role. It continued: "The talks so far have been positive". The Democratic Union Party's website has crashed as people woke this morning to google the group that may play kingmaker after the Tories fell short of a majority in the United Kingdom general election. Read More

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Merkel assumes May will stick to Brexit talks plan

Merkel assumes May will stick to Brexit talks plan

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, said he was also ready to start talks and hoped the United Kingdom general election would not have an impact. The risk of having no deal worries some in Britain, particularly businesses. In a note to clients, UBS wrote that a breakdown in talks was now more likely and would make it harder to reach a trade deal: "A tighter political balance could make it easier for Eurosceptics.to prevent the government from offering the compromises ... Read More

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Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after United Kingdom vote

Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after United Kingdom vote

Hogan said another British election might be needed to give a government a mandate to make the hard decisions required to secure a Brexit deal, as May was "very damaged" as a result of the poll. European Union leaders expressed concern that May's loss of her majority would raise the risk of negotiations failing, resulting in a legal limbo for people and business. Read More

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Egypt's El-Sissi praises Trump's stance on Qatar

The Russian Foreign Minister expressed his country's concern about the crisis of severing relations with Qatar and asserted Russia's support for resolving the crisis through dialogue. On Monday, the three Gulf countries ordered Qatari nationals to leave their countries within 14 days. The neighbors also resent Qatar's ties to the Muslim Brotherhood movement and its sponsorship of the pan-Arab satellite television network Al-Jazeera, which has given opposition figures a platform. Read More

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Macron confirms third French victim in London attack

Macron confirms third French victim in London attack

Police believe a body recovered from the River Thames is French tourist Xavier Thomas, who has been missing since Saturday night's London Bridge attack . He was, however, charged with worldwide terrorism and recorded on intelligence files as a suspected foreign fighter. Police said they now had 10 people in custody after releasing two of the 12 people arrested on Sunday. Read More

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Warship USS Gabrielle Giffords commissioned in Texas

Warship USS Gabrielle Giffords commissioned in Texas

Giffords took the stage alongside her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly , who was in the Navy himself. "The U.S.S. Gabrielle Giffords is strong and tough, just like her crew", Giffords said at the ceremony. "She came out of that experience with grace and faith that is nearly hard to imagine", Clinton said. "We ask so much of you. You make me proud, you make America proud", she added. Read More

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Afghan soldier kills 3 U.S. service members

The Afghan army soldier opened fire and killed the Americans, according to US and Afghan officials. A Taliban spokesperson told the New York Times that one of their members was behind the attack. "And our thoughts and prayers are with the families of these American heroes". "When heroes fall, Americans grieve", Pence said. The killings have bred fierce mistrust between local and foreign forces even as the rate of such incidents has dropped in recent years. Read More

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US spy planes help Philippine troops quell Marawi siege

Arevalo, chief military information officer, said the big casualties stemmed from a major engagement that lasted for 14 hours in Barangay Liot Madaya on Friday. But Padilla said that even if the conflict in Marawi would end, it would not mean that martial law would be immediately lifted because the extremists could have a presence in other areas of Mindanao, and the security of the entire island must be ensured. Read More

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CCTV shows London terrorists being shot dead by police

CCTV shows London terrorists being shot dead by police

Italian officials said suspicions about him had been shared with British authorities. Speaking of the attack, Collina said: "It is a awful thing, something that should not happen". It was not immediately clear how the three knew each other, but Collina said one of her son's friends recognized one of the other attackers, though it wasn't clear which one that was. Read More

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US Special Forces assist Philippines against Islamic militants

US Special Forces assist Philippines against Islamic militants

Speaking on condition of anonymity, a US official said support included aerial surveillance and targeting, electronic eavesdropping, communications assistance and training. Maute's husband, Cayamora, was arrested at a police checkpoint in the southern city of Davao on Tuesday. The seizure of Marawi City on May 23 has alarmed South-East Asian nations, who fear that ISIL, facing setbacks in Syria and Iraq, is establishing a stronghold on the Philippine island of Mindanao that could threaten ... Read More

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Last chance to make peace, Ghani warns Afghan Taliban

Representatives from 25 countries and alliances, including the U.S., Russia, China, India, Pakistan, NATO and European Union are at the Kabul Initiative Peace and Security Cooperation conference that aims to find an "Afghan-led and Afghan-owned" resolution of the decades-long conflict that has left tens of thousands of people dead. Read More

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Iran kills mastermind behind Tehran attacks, arrests more

Iran kills mastermind behind Tehran attacks, arrests more

ISIL claimed responsibility for both attacks. Iran's intelligence minister said the mastermind behind Wednesday's attacks in Tehran , which killed 17 people, had himself been killed on Saturday by security forces. State TV broadcast the ceremony live. People in the crowds chanted "Death to Saudi Arabia" alongside the more customary slogans against the United States and Israel. Read More

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May to form government with DUP backing

May to form government with DUP backing

She came to prominence after resigning over the "cash for ash" scandal, having overseen a government programme that misused public funds. Others noted that the party now was one of the most socially conservative in Europe, having sought to maintain some of the continent's strictest restrictions on abortion and consistently opposed gay marriage. Read More

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Macron party readies for parliamentary assault

The Ipsos Sopra Steria poll projected Macron's Republic On The Move (LREM) would win 31 percent of the vote in the first round of voting on June 11, up from 29.5 percent the last time the survey was conducted almost a week ago. While elections in the lower house of parliament's 577 constituencies can be tricky to predict, especially with a total of 7,882 candidates vying for those seats, even LREM's rivals have been saying they expect Macron to get a majority. Read More

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Saudi and Bahrain welcome Trump's scolding of Qatar

But it has fallen out with its Arab neighbors, who accuse it of sponsoring extremist groups, some of them allegedly linked to arch Saudi foe Iran , fomenting trouble across the region. "Our president has stressed the need to resolve this upsetting issue before the end of Ramadan, as it is against our religion, beliefs, and traditions, especially during the month of Ramadan", Mr Cavusoglu said. Read More

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Where Trump's 'Travel Ban' Now Stands: Trump Takes Off the Gloves

We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. Neal Katyal, the lead lawyer for Hawaii's legal challenge, wrote on Twitter. The court's order came just one day after the Trump administration asked the court to reinstate its temporary ban on travelers from six Muslim majority nations, requesting it stay two nationwide blocks of the measure that had been issued by appellate courts. Read More

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Russia's Lavrov calls for talks to ease Qatar stand-off

Turkey has maintained good relations with Qatar as well as several of its Gulf Arab neighbours. He did urge Qatar to be "responsive to the concerns of its neighbors" and to immediately crack down on extremist funding. In a call with Qatari Emir Tameem Bin Hamad Al Thani on Wednesday, the President offered to help the parties resolve their differences, including through a meeting at the White House if necessary, according to a White House statement. Read More

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House Passes Dodd-Frank Repeal, Which Faces Uphill Battle in Senate

Ironically, one group that isn't a fan of everything in Hensarling's bill is Wall Street . Dodd-Frank is a wide-ranging law that clamps down on regulations of banks and other financial institutions . " The Financial CHOICE Act represents an alternative and effective approach to financial regulation, which will protect taxpayers, end bank bailouts, empower investors, and hold government bureaucracies accountable". Read More

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