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Author: 0 Iraqi forces take one of four districts in Mosul's IS-held enclave

USA -backed Iraqi government forces retook eastern Mosul in January and began a new push on Saturday to capture the enclave where about 200,000 people are trapped, regularly dropping leaflets telling families to flee. The Operation Inherent Resolve coalition added 132 civilians to the total in its April report, including 105 who died when a USA aircraft dropped a bomb on an IS sniper target in west Mosul in Iraq on March 17.

Author: 0 Conservatives continue to lead Labour in latest opinion polls

The Telegraph said it asked Fallon if high earners could be sure their taxes would not go up under a new Conservative government, to which he replied: "Yes". The Observer said the poll suggested May still looked on course for a substantial majority in Parliament. May's lead slipped from a lead of 14 percentage points in a previous ICM/Sun on Sunday poll published a week ago.

Author: 0 US hackers could have framed Russia in election hack: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin told NBC News that he believes that American hackers could have interfered in the 2016 US election and been responsible for leaking documents during the campaign. Trump's move drives another wedge between the United States and its traditional European allies, while aligning its stance closer to Russian Federation in boosting fossil fuels while deferring action to curb climate change.

Author: 0 UK's May and Corbyn questioned by public on TV show

That means that 30 to 40 seats where the result would normally be safe are now in doubt. On the BBC1 programme, she hit out at Corbyn with her election mantra that he could only get into Downing Street "propped up by the Lib Dems and the Scottish Nationalists".

Author: 0 Video shows police barging into a pub near London Bridge

London's Metropolitan Police said they first responded to the bridge at 10:08 p.m. (5:08 p.m. ET). "Prime Minister Theresa May called the attack, awful incident" which is being treated as a " potential act of terrorism ". "He swerved right round me and then hit about five or six people". He said he heard what sounded like gunfire about five to 10 minutes later. "We locked ourselves in the office".

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Author: 0 Multiple people injured in violent 'incidents' in London

London's transportation authority has closed three London Underground stations near London Bridge , where police say they are dealing with an incident and witnesses report seeing a vehicle hitting pedestrians. Police boats are searching the River Thames for anyone who may have fallen from the bridge. Jones estimated about five people were injured after the van mounted the kerb.

Author: 0 Sabzar Bhat killing: Curfew witnessed in different parts of Kashmir

Army spokesman Rajesh Kalia said earlier that six militants were also killed Saturday along the de facto border with Pakistan, the Line of Control. For a state administration apprehensive of a repeat of the violent protests that followed the killing of Hizbul terrorist Burhan Wani in July, things have mostly been under control.

Author: 0 Quitting Paris accord likely won't impact many US companies

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt punted hard on Friday after a journalist asked whether President Donald Trump thinks that climate change exists, and is a "threat" to the country. The Alliance brings together USA politicians and companies to negotiate a plan with the United Nations to uphold the Paris Climate Accord. "Using Mr Trump's popular campaign slogan, the French president replied to the Paris announcement by concocting the "#MakeThePlanetGreatAgain" hashtag.

Author: 0 Sanders hail Corbyn as a fellow challenger to inequality

But just 43 percent of those in this age group voted at all last time, far below the percentage of older voters."These are odd times so we don't know what will happen, but the Labour 40 percent share. But Jeremy Corbyn just rose above the temptation to cast aspersions or try to make political capital out of it, and gave the correct response: The guy is innocent until proven guilty, and it's not his place to provide a running commentary.

Author: 0 Police dealing with an 'incident' on London Bridge

Also Saturday, a man with a "massive knife" entered a restaurant at Borough Market , just south of the bridge, and stabbed two people inside, a witness told CNN on Saturday. An eyewitness who made the emergency calls praised the swift reaction of the police who arrived on the scene in about two minutes. His administration is asking the U.S.

Global Auto runs into pedestrians on London Bridge, police dealing with 'incidents'
Author: 0 Auto runs into pedestrians on London Bridge, police dealing with 'incidents'

They put pressure on the stab wound". Police activity spread throughout the Borough Market area. A short time later, police received reports of stabbings in the nearby Borough Market . Mayor Sadiq Khan said the incident was still unfolding. We wish a full and quick recovery to those injured in the attacks. Ariana Grande, the US singer whose May 22 concert in Manchester, England was hit by a suicide bombing that killed 22 people and wounded 116, tweeted "Praying for London " after ...

Global Security video shows methodical gunman in casino attack
Author: 0 Security video shows methodical gunman in casino attack

Philippine National Police Chief Ronald de la Rosa had said the gunman set fire on himself using a fuel-soaked blanket, and then shot himself. "That is insane. The Islamic State group says one of its operatives "carried out killing and hurting until he died a martyr" at a Manila casino complex. In a White House press conference Thursday afternoon, President Trump countered Philippine officials and called the incident a "terror attack" saying, "We're closely monitoring the situation and I ...

Author: 0 Police respond to 2 'terrorist incidents' at London Bridge, Borough Market

British Transport Police said casualties were reported after an incident that may have involved a van and a knife attack, while the London Ambulance Service said it was sending multiple resources to the incident near London Bridge . Mark Roberts, the witness on the bridge, said the van was traveling south across the River Thames at a high rate of speed and was swerving as it struck several people, knocking one person "about 20 feet into the air".

Author: 0 Protecting climate an article of faith for us, says Modi

Before the departure, the Prime Minister on Saturday met newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron at Elysee Palace in Paris and discussed issues of global and mutual interests, including ways to enhance strategic ties, countering terrorism and climate change .

Author: 0 Man with assault weapon arrested inside Trump hotel in DC

Trump's hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue, housed in a landmark former US Post Office pavilion, has become a focal point for protests against the Republican president since he took office in January. Moles was a guest at the hotel and was detained. Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham says Bryan Moles checked into the hotel early Wednesday, and authorities worked with hotel security to locate Moles' vehicle, an assault-style rifle and a handgun.

Author: 0 Andy Murray battles past Juan Martin Del Potro

The 11th-seeded Wozniacki won 6-2, 2-6, 6-3. But once Anderson got his nose in front in each of the final two sets, his booming serve proved impenetrable as the world No56 completed a 6-7, 7-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 victory. - Cuevas' struggles on serve ultimately handed the Spanish veteran a comfortable victory. In the women's event, France have three women in the last 16 for the first time in 23 years.

Author: 0 May's Conservatives send new mixed message on tax as UK election nears

The poll showed the Conservatives' share of the vote had fallen to 45 per cent, down four percentage points since the previous poll published on May 18. Corbyn is a lifelong opponent to nuclear weapons and has said he would not, as prime minister, use nuclear weapons which he described as "disastrous" for the whole planet.

Author: 0 House Subpoenas Flynn, Cohen, and Unmasking Requests by Obama Trio

Devin Nunes , R-Calif., have criticized the Obama administration for, according to a Friday evening report by The Washington Post . The aide argued that "temporarily stepping aside" and " recusing " are two entirely different things, and noted that Nunes still has an important job to fill as chairman of the House intelligence committee, including investigating any "unmasking" - the revealing of USA nationals swept up in routine surveillance of foreign officials - in intelligence reports.

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Author: 0 Putin: "Patriotic" Hackers May Have Meddled with US Election

They can be in Russian Federation, in Asia ... even in America, Latin America", Putin said . Russia has never engaged in hacking at the "state level, " Putin said at the Konstantinovsky Palace, adding that some computer attacks may be camouflaged to make them look like Russians were behind them.

Global French President Macron says Paris climate agreement irreversible
Author: 0 French President Macron says Paris climate agreement irreversible

A day after President Trump announced the USA would exit the Paris climate accord , top administration officials wouldn't say whether the president believes global warming is real. "We are convinced that yesterday's decision by the United States to leave the Paris Agreement is a big mistake", European Council President Donald Tusk said.

Author: 0 France 'corrects' White House video on climate pact facts

The EU and China committed to actions related to climate change, such as developing ways to change into zero-emissions economies, promoting zero-carbon transitions in developing countries and developing long-term decarbonization plans. Known as "the steel city" Pittsburgh has 300 steel-related businesses. In November, 81 percent of voters who identified as white born-again or evangelical Christians voted for Trump , according to the Pew Research Center.

Global Where in Southland to watch U.S. vs. Venezuela men's exhibition soccer match
Author: 0 Where in Southland to watch U.S. vs. Venezuela men's exhibition soccer match

MDT Saturday in Salt Lake City. "I certainly would've liked six points, but four points put us right back in the ballgame". Arena has spoken about wanting to deploy Johnson in his regular midfield position "on a consistent basis", something he'll have his first shot at on Saturday after the 29-year-old missed the March qualifiers due to injury.

Global Vladimir Putin calls allegations of Russian interference in U.S. election
Author: 0 Vladimir Putin calls allegations of Russian interference in U.S. election "fiction"

A more candid Macron let fly when questioned about two pro-Kremlin media outlets that were barred from his campaign headquarters after being accused of a smear campaign. "I emphasized to President Putin. how important it is for France to respect all people, all minorities", Macron told reporters during a news conference with Putin on Monday, CNN reported.

Author: 0 Incident involving 'man with weapon in terminal' reported at Orlando airport

According to initial reports, a man with a gun was contained by police in the rental vehicle section on level 1 on the airport's "A" side, where officers were talking to the man. Officers said Michael Wayne Pettigrew, 26, was in "mental distress" when police surrounded him. Hundreds of officers converged on the airport starting at around 7:30 p.m., after receiving reports of a black male holding a gun, according to police.

Author: 0 Theresa May falters over record on public services

May's lead has collapsed from 24 points since she surprised both rivals and financial markets on April 18 by calling the election . ICM for The Sun on Sunday gives the Tories a healthy 11-point lead, despite a slight tightening, with the Conservatives down one on 45% and Labour up two on 34% with the Lib Dems on 9% and Ukip on 5%.

Author: 0 Author of MIT climate study says Trump got it wrong

Worldwide leaders and scientists are saying jobs can be created in green technology, which will give the China the edge. To remain aligned with the Paris Agreement, cities will be focusing on expanding renewable energy sources for utilities, launching infrastructure projects that are more energy efficient, and offering subsidies for customers buying electric cars and solar panels.

Author: 0 Real triumph again as Ronaldo double sinks Juventus

Ronaldo scored twice in the final, finishing the season with 16 goals in his last 10 games. "I'm happy. You may not see it, but inside I feel a great satisfaction". It had been a less than impressive display by the Italian champions on the night, especially given their famed defensive capabilities, as they have afforded the Real attackers far too much time and space on the ball to cause real damage.

Global Obama Apologizes, Trump Makes Deals
Author: 0 Obama Apologizes, Trump Makes Deals

Introducing Trump, Saudi king Salman described their mutual foe Iran as the source of terrorism they must confront together. "Nothing helps you learn and understand people better than coming to their homes, where they live and seeing them face to face, seeing their families, and seeing their communities", Tillerson said .

Global Police responding to three separate incidents in London
Author: 0 Police responding to three separate incidents in London

Multiple witnesses reported a vehicle veering off the road and hitting several pedestrians; others also said they saw a man with a knife. Katrina was enjoying her 27th birthday at a bar in central London on Saturday night - until reports of an attack on nearby London Bridge forced her outside.

Author: 0 Tube stations shut after London Bridge incident

There was no immediate claim of responsibility. The BBC showed a photograph of two possible London attackers shot by police, one of whom had canisters strapped to his body. REPORTS out of the United Kingdom state that a auto has ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge. The force initially said officers were also responding to a reported third incident, in the Vauxhall area of London.

Global Juncker says he's standing up to Trump
Author: 0 Juncker says he's standing up to Trump

The European Commission president and former Luxembourg prime minister was referring to the testy relations between EU leaders and Donald Trump , the U.S. Trump's decision has dismayed allies. China, which overtook the United States as the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases in 2007, is ready to support the EU, despite tensions on other issues from human rights to trade, according to China's ambassador to the EU, Yang Yanyi.

Author: 0 Northwestern backs initiative on climate change

Before President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw the USA from the Paris climate agreement on Thursday, he said he'd like to share an update on the country's "tremendous economic progress since Election Day on November 8".

Author: 0 Knife attack after van mounts pavement in London

At 00.25 a.m., police announced the two incidents at London Bridge and Borough Market were " terrorist incidents ". London authorities are investigating reports that a vehicle has hit pedestrians on London Bridge . "He swerved right round me and then hit about five or six people", Jones continued. In response to these three incidents, police have posted a shelter-in-place graphic to Twitter, telling people in the areas to run or hide and to alert police when it is safe to do so.

Author: 0 Corbyn challenges May to explain 'dementia tax' impact

British Prime Minister Theresa May was grilled by voters in a live television programme on Friday, just six days before a surprise general election she called . "Under the Conservatives , the richest have got richer, while most people's incomes have fallen or stagnated". When a small-business owner asked Corbyn in a televised Q&A why he had made it "impossible" for him to vote Labour as his parents had, Corbyn responded by appealing to his sense of community as well as to his pocket.

Author: 0 Kathy Griffin says 'career over' after graphic Trump photo

Later in the interview the 56-year-old said that her career was likely over now as a result of this incident, and that President Trump had "broke" her. Donald Trump said Griffin's actions had impacted on his family. The comic has received death threats, despite apologising for her actions. Venues in New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and California cancelled upcoming shows.

Author: 0 Is Trump's proposed budget DOA?

What it does is perpetuate a myth that we can go out there and balance the budget without touching entitlements. That includes $1.6 billion to begin building the president's promised border wall with Mexico and an increase of $52 billion in defense funding next year, bringing the Pentagon's budget to $639 billion, the administration said .

Author: 0 Twitter reacts hilarious to the BBC election debate

Theresa May took a gamble when she called this election , which has looked riskier as the campaign has gone on, though she should still pick up some winnings next week. UKIP leader Paul Nuttall warned immigration is "unsustainable" and fast inflating Britain's population, informing the audience that on its current course the United Kingdom will have to build a city the size of Birmingham every five years.

Global Further attacks feared following IS-claimed Jakarta twin blasts
Author: 0 Further attacks feared following IS-claimed Jakarta twin blasts

Five civilians and another five police officers were also injured in the attack, just after 9:00pm (local time) Wednesday. "However, the Indonesian Police have been very effective in disrupting terrorist networks", said Sidney Jones, the director of the Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC), on Thursday.

Author: 0 Through gritted tweet: Barcelona congratulate Champions League winners Real Madrid

Zidane's triumph was his former club Juve's misery, Massimiliano Allegri's side crashing to a fifth successive defeat in Champions League finals and seventh in total, extending their own desperately unwanted record. Until now, no team since AC Milan in 1989 and 1990, when the cup was only a knockout competition, had won back-to-back titles. Juve centre back Leonardo Bonucci drove a long diagonal ball which Alex Sandro reached and cushioned back across the box.

Author: 0 Thompson makes up for shooting slump on defensive end

In that way, he becomes a Danny Green sort of player when he does get cold - good enough at hitting 3s to deserve respect, but mostly out there for defensive purposes. Not that they're discussing it. All seem to agree on the Golden State Warriors winning. "We've got to make it much tougher on him", Lue said of Durant.

Global Van mounts curb, hits people on London Bridge
Author: 0 Van mounts curb, hits people on London Bridge

Trains are now not stopping at London Bridge or Borough stations. "She was bleeding heavily from the neck and from her mouth", he told BBC News. There was a line of people going down to the emergency exit. "The Metropolitan Police are responding to the horrific terrorist attack at London Bridge and Borough Market". What I heard of: stabbings, injured.

Global Narendra Modi leaves for France after wrapping up Russia visit
Author: 0 Narendra Modi leaves for France after wrapping up Russia visit

Earlier on Friday, Modi attended for the first time the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, an annual business and economic event hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin . "The economy has entered a new phase of expansion ", Putin said. Putin expressed scorn at the focus on Kislyak's contacts with Trump's team, saying it was normal for a diplomat to establish contacts.

Author: 0 Putin: US Hackers May Have Framed Russia for Election Interference

While other world leaders have strongly condemned President Donald Trump's decision to abandon the Paris climate accord, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday he won't judge. "NATO was established as a Cold War instrument in the fight against the Soviet Union. there is no longer any". He blamed the Democrats for the failure to acknowledge their mistakes in the campaign, and "taking internal USA political squabbles into the global arena".

Author: 0 Putin made an unexpected statement on anti-Russian sanctions

Vladimir Putin calling allegations of Russian interference useless and harmful gossip, saying the claims are not backed up by any concrete evidence . When pressed on what he made of US intelligence officials suggesting that he had personally issued orders for hackers to smear the campaign of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton , Putin demurred.

Author: 0 Hillary Clinton takes jab at President Trump on Twitter

Its data was mediocre to poor, non-existent, wrong. Therriault was responding to Clinton's speech on Wednesday, when she said the DNC gave her "nothing" when it came to data once she won the Democratic nomination. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laughs after taking a question while speaking during the Book Expo event in New York Thursday, June 1, 2017.

Global Lib Dems want 5p cup tax and tough new obesity strategy
Author: 0 Lib Dems want 5p cup tax and tough new obesity strategy

The party's 2017 manifesto, launched this week, also includes a "national food strategy to promote the production and consumption of healthy sustainable and affordable food". Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron told Hindustan Times: "It is ludicrous that we take in Indian students, train them, and then as soon as they are skilled and ready to work, the Conservatives boot them out of the country".

Global Labour could be on course for shock election victory
Author: 0 Labour could be on course for shock election victory

THE biggest victor of last night's BBC Question Time debates with first Theresa May and then Jeremy Corbyn was the audience. The Liberal Party has also been in decline with support from only 10% of voters. And that would deliver the chaos of a hung parliament. Labour has said it will not enter into any coalition. Politicians over here may be more principled than many in Sri Lanka who would cross, double cross and even treble cross if the terms for their support are right.

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