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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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London mayor doesn't care about Trump's insulting tweets

Donald Trump has once again made a decision to comment on the London Bridge terror attack, which resulted in the deaths of seven individuals, by criticising Sadiq Khan . He originally levelled an inaccurate criticism of Khan, saying the mayor was telling people there was "no reason to be alarmed" about the attack. "Thank you, Mayor Khan, for your leadership during this crisis", it added . Read More

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Ex-US Ally, Noriega, Dies At 83

Ex-US Ally, Noriega, Dies At 83

While he ensured the defense of the Panama Canal, he also forged alliances with drug lords, and facilitated trafficking of drugs into the USA, drawing the anger of the US government. Noriega, who ruled Panama from 1983 to 1989, spied for the Central Intelligence Agency until the United States invaded and toppled his corrupt government, ending a criminal career that saw him working with drug traffickers such as Pablo Escobar. Read More

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Accused leaker shared harsh opinions on Trump before arrest

Investigators then discovered that victor had emailed the Intercept from her work computer. It is the strongest public indication so far that Russian Federation interfered in the U.S. Intercept said its story was based on "a highly classified intelligence report" that had been provided anonymously to the group and had been "independently authenticated". Read More

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A look at James Comey's memorable moments on Capitol Hill

Comey wrote about Mr. Trump's request in at least one memo that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has not yet released. Sources have told ABC that Trump only learned about the Attorney General's decision to recuse himself minutes before the announcement was publicly made, and the President has remained "fixated" on this "disappointment". Read More

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California to fight 'AWOL' Trump on climate

California to fight 'AWOL' Trump on climate

The Times of India called it an "epic rant" with "hyperbolic falsehoods", arguing in a piece by their Washington correspondent that US aid to India is set to be whittled down to $34 million in 2018. When asked on Tuesday whether Trump believes human activity is contributing to climate change, White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters, "Honestly, I haven't asked him that". Read More

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Dispute erupts over US House panel subpoenas for CIA, FBI

This week, Nunes subpoenaed the three intelligence agencies - CIA, FBI and NSA - seeking unmasking requests sought by three former Obama administration officials: National Security Adviser Susan Rice, CIA Director John Brennan and U.N. Organizations associated with Flynn and Cohen - Flynn Intel Group LLC and Cohen & Associates - were issued subpoenas as investigators believe business entities are not afforded Fifth Amendment protections. Read More

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Senate Republicans claim progress on health care legislation

Senate Republicans claim progress on health care legislation

In a White House meeting, Trump welcomed indications by senior Republicans that the Senate might vote on a health care bill in July, before it breaks for the summer, after the House of Representatives passed its own version in May. There has been little progress on healthcare since the House passed its bill. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told reporters on Tuesday that he thought Paul was "irretrievably gone " on health care , although Paul's office later quipped that Graham had not yet applied ... Read More

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Ghani makes Taliban offer for talks, with an ultimatum

The conference - named the "Kabul Process on Peace and Security Cooperation" - was attended by representatives from 26 countries and worldwide organizations. Afghan security forces say they are still investigating, but that the explosives used appear to have originated in Pakistan. The U.S. military, however, estimated the number of IS loyalists in Afghanistan stood at about 3,000 at the group's peak two years ago, but sustained counterterrorism operations have since reduced the number to ... Read More

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Kabul truck-bomb death toll rises to over 150: Ghani

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) said in a report released on Monday that by supporting insurgent groups, Pakistan demonstrates that it is a threat to the United States rather than an ally. Ghani added that Afghanistan's other Asian neighbors must also play a role. "Foreign fighters have increased in the last two years". The U.S. military, however, estimated the number of IS loyalists in Afghanistan stood at about 3,000 at the group's peak two years ago, but ... Read More

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Bernie Sanders 'impressed' by United Kingdom candidate Jeremy Corbyn

However the findings contrast sharply with a ComRes poll for the Independent and Sunday Mirror which still shows the Conservatives with a healthy 12 point advantage over Labour . While the Prime Minister attempted a "presidential-style" campaign that focused on her "strong and stable leadership" slogan, Mrs May often cut an awkward figure at campaign events and faced a backlash for her refusal to take part in debates with other parties' candidates. Read More

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Call for United Action to Reverse Ocean Damage

Call for United Action to Reverse Ocean Damage

It said in the call for Action , countries agreed to implement long-term and robust strategies to reduce the use of plastics and microplastics , such as plastic bags and single use plastics. "The conservation and sustainable use of marine resources are two sides of the same coin", he said. We will continue to work with public and private partner organizations towards enabling accurate fisheries management decisions and monitoring, using our tools such as FishPath. Read More

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Trump uses Twitter to go after London mayor

Trump uses Twitter to go after London mayor

Photo by Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne. Trump appeared to be referencing Khan's comments earlier in the day, when he said there was no reason to worry about the increased police presence in London . Khan's statement on Sunday morning condemned the attack and gave a number of details about what had happened and what measures were being taken in response. Read More

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Iran shootings: Parliament and Khomeini shrine attacked

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini launched the Islamic revolution in 1979. Lawmaker Elias Hazrati said three assailants, one with a pistol and two with AK-47 assault rifles, raided parliament, according the state television website. A witness told Reuters that a man opened fire in the parliament and that a guard was injured. Three shooters left two civilian visitors, one security officer injured, ANI quoted Iranian news agency Mehr. Read More

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