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Author: 0 Trump Won't Block Former FBI Chief's Testimony, White House Says

Flynn, who was sacked for having alleged ties with Russian officials. Trump fired Comey early last month as the FBI was investigating possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation to tilt the election in the Republican's favour.

Global The MPC meet begins; RBI Urjit Patel likely to hold policy rate
Author: 0 The MPC meet begins; RBI Urjit Patel likely to hold policy rate

The six-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the RBI headed by Patel will meet on June 6 and 7 for the Second Bi- monthly Monetary Policy Statement for 2017-18. State Bank of India (SBI) said, "A widening of the corridor or a signal on the SDF will be a well thought and pragmatic move to push the yields down and ensure monetary policy transmission against the backdrop of significant liquidity overhang in the system".

Global Police name 2 London Bridge attack suspects
Author: 0 Police name 2 London Bridge attack suspects

LONDON-British counterterrorism investigators searched two homes Monday and detained "a number" of people in the investigation into a van and knife attack in the heart of London that left seven people dead. Twelve people were arrested in the aftermath of the London Bridge attack. It's important for the public to understand these guidelines because, Cohen says, there's now "a new normal", which is "the potential that terrorists or other people may carry out attacks on so-called soft ...

Author: 0 London Mayor Sadiq Khan Says Donald Trump Will Not 'Divide Our Communities'

Her main opponent, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, backed calls for her resignation over the police cuts. The five men and seven women, aged between 19 and 60, were detained at two properties in Barking , east London , on Sunday. The disclosure means that perpetrators in all three of the terrorist outrages to hit Britain this year had at some point appeared on the radar of authorities.

Global Arab nations cut diplomatic ties with Qatar
Author: 0 Arab nations cut diplomatic ties with Qatar

The Brotherhood denies this, saying it supports only peaceful politics. Saudi Arabia accused Qatar on Monday of backing militant groups and broadcasting their ideology, an apparent reference to Qatar's influential state-owned satellite channel al Jazeera.Later in the day, the kingdom shut the Saudi bureau of al Jazeera.

Author: 0 GOP Rep: Trump 'Deeply Disappointing' on Israel Embassy

Israel views Jerusalem as its capital. It claims all of Jerusalem as its united capital, while the Palestinians see the eastern half of the city as the capital of their future state. It added that despite the disappointment, Israel appreciates Mr Trump's friendship and his commitment to moving the embassy to Jerusalem in the future.

Global No move to impose beef ban in Meghalaya: BJP
Author: 0 No move to impose beef ban in Meghalaya: BJP

Bernard Marak - who, much to his party's discomfiture, promised cheap beef if the BJP came to power - has now called for a bitchi (rice beer) and beef party in Tura on June 10. Nalin Kohli , who is Meghalaya in-charge for the BJP, blamed the Congress for spreading this "malicious untruth" and accused it of communalising the political agenda in the state going to polls next year.

Author: 0 London Attack: Attacker Known to Authorities As PM's Record Called Into Question

Scotland Yard said Butt was known to police two years ago but with no intelligence suggesting an attack. The other attacker was named as Rachid Redouane, 30, who also went by the identity Rachid Elkhdar and was not known to police. British police have named two of the three men suspected of carrying out the terror attack in London on June 3. On Sunday, Trump slammed Sadiq Khan's "no reason to be alarmed" statement.

Global South Australian nurse feared dead in London Bridge attack
Author: 0 South Australian nurse feared dead in London Bridge attack

Ms Wallace said her family were distraught at not having heard from Ms Zelenak and told how she has not slept for two days. Helping people was what she loved to do in her job as a nurse and in her daily life. "Kirsty was an outstanding nurse and a hugely valued member of the staff team in Theatres Recovery, described by her colleagues as "one in a million" who always went the extra mile for the patients in her care", Dame Eileen Sills, chief nurse at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, ...

Author: 0 US Senate calls on Trump to move Israel embassy

The Senate voted 90-0 in favor of S.Res.176, introduced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY), which reaffirms support for "Israel's commitment to religious freedom and administration of holy sites in Jerusalem" and commends the "mutually beneficial American-Israeli relationship".

Author: 0 Thirty states defy Trump and refuse to abandon Paris accord

However, the consequences could be significant for the United States if the withdrawal does happen in the end. 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.

Author: 0 Senate GOP aiming for vote this month on health legislation

He hails from an expansion state whose Republican governor, Brian Sandoval, has made his qualms with the House bill's Medicaid cuts well known. Republicans can't move on-and many are ready to do so-until they resolve the fate of their long-promised health care bill.

Global Tillerson: Trump says look past turmoil and re-engage Russia
Author: 0 Tillerson: Trump says look past turmoil and re-engage Russia

About 200 protesters with the climate change action group 350 Aotearoa were gathered outside Parliament to "unwelcome" Tillerson, following president Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris accord. Rex Tillerson is greeted with a hongi by Parliamentary kaumatua Kura Moeahu and Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee on Tuesday. The prime minister himself was less than effusive over Tillerson's visit.

Global Australian PM Says Melbourne Siege 'A Terrorist Attack'
Author: 0 Australian PM Says Melbourne Siege 'A Terrorist Attack'

Police in Australia say they are treating a shooting and two-hour siege in Melbourne as terrorism after Islamic State said it had inspired the attack. Khayre once spent 16 months on remand before being acquitted of a 2009 terror plot to attack the Holsworthy army barracks in Sydney . One person was killed and three police officers were injured in the siege, which has been declared a terror attack.

Global May's lead down to 5 pct as her campaign struggles
Author: 0 May's lead down to 5 pct as her campaign struggles

Jeremy Corbyn has challenged Theresa May to spell out the impact of her "dementia tax" social care policy in the final days of the General Election campaign. Corbyn said that the proposed tax rate was less than that in force elsewhere in Europe. Speaking in York, the Labour leader promised a "blueprint for a Britain" which would see £250 billion invested in industry.

Author: 0 Arab conflict: Pakistani passengers feel helpless after left stranded at Doha airport

Although Qatar has joined the USA coalition against ISIS, its government has been forced to deny accusation that it provides financial back up to the terrorist organization. The decision comes after Qatar alleged in late May that hackers took over the site of its state-run news agency and published what it called fake comments from its ruling emir about Iran and Israel .

Global One of the Suspected London Attackers Was a Known Radical Islamist
Author: 0 One of the Suspected London Attackers Was a Known Radical Islamist

One of the men responsible for Saturday's terror attack in London previously appeared in a 2016 BBC documentary titled "The Jihadis Next Door" and was known to authorities. "We're calling for a restoration of police numbers, and there's a call being made for her to go, because of what she's done on the police numbers".

Author: 0 London terror attack: Police release names of two attackers

Two suspects involved in Saturday night's terror attacks on London have been named by police in the United Kingdom - with one man having lived in Dublin. "Then I heard shooting and I saw an American guy get shot in the head". The leader of the opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, defended Khan on Sunday, saying that "the current occupant of the White House has neither the grace nor the sense to grasp" what a good job the mayor was doing at uniting the capital's many diverse communities.

Author: 0 Bloomberg Pledges $15 Million To Climate Efforts After Paris Accords Withdrawal

The ultimate aim is to limit greenhouse gases emissions to the level that they can be naturally absorbed by trees, soils and oceans, so-called "carbon neutrality", between 2050 and 2100. "There is no backsliding on the Paris Agreement". "I mean, that's what he believes". Many American business leaders have voiced disappointment at Trump's decision to leave, latest among them Dow Chemical chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris, who heads the president's manufacturing council.

Author: 0 Ferguson needles Trump on Travel Ban tweets

Trump undermined those arguments on Monday when he lashed out at what he called a "watered down" and a "politically correct" current version of his original order. Trump's tweets are the most accurate representation of his administration's view, given they usually come directly from the President himself. "Ironically, it makes more hard the very thing that Trump was demanding: the reinstatement of his immigration order", Turley said .

Author: 0 UK PM's condemnation of tech firms criticised

Facebook issued a statement on Sunday after the Prime Minister called for an overhaul of the anti-terrorism strategies, demanding greater worldwide regulation of the internet and accusing web firms of providing a space for extreme ideologies to gestate.

Author: 0 British police reveal names of London attackers, say one investigated before

In Britain's third terrorist attack in as many months, three men on Saturday rammed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before running into the Borough Market area, where they slit throats and stabbed people indiscriminately. Ms. "Volunteer your time and labor or donate to a homeless shelter", the statement said. Australia's foreign minister said Hedge was among three Australians injured in the attacks.

Author: 0 China welcomes PM Narendra Modi's remarks on Sino-India border

French President Emmanuel Macron and the prime minister of India put forth a common front on the need to fight climate change on Saturday, with the French leader saying he would travel to India before year's end for a summit on promoting solar energy .

Author: 0 Mattis praises and criticizes Beijing on North Korea and South China Sea

Despite the latest United Nations sanctions against North Korea's nuclear program, Pyongyang will continue with its nuclear weapons development. North Korea has publicized an appeal for peace via its state media, but accused the USA of pursuing a militarized policy that sought the destruction of the authoritarian country.

Global OAS debates crisis in Venezuela
Author: 0 OAS debates crisis in Venezuela

The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that Goldman Sachs purchased bonds issued by the state-controlled Petroleos de Venezuela or Pdvsa, the crippled oil producer. Tajani spoke about the "brutal reprisal" of the manifestations by the authorities in Venezuela, called the situation "disastrous" and said that "every day a person is dying in the street".

Author: 0 200+ mayors, 10 governors counter Trump's exit from Paris Agreement

The only other two countries are war-torn Syria and Nicaragua, which opposed the deal because it didn't go far enough to control global warming. In his announcement on Thursday, Trump called the US the world leader of environmental protections, and said he would "begin negotiations to re-enter either the Paris accord or an entirely new transaction" and that he wants to "make a deal that's fair".

Author: 0 1200 vs 400: Intel suggests Philippines underestimating Islamic State numbers

Marawi City has virtually turned into a ghost city as thousands of residents earlier freed while the rest living in conflict areas were rescued. Their comments underlined the level of organisation among fighters linked to the Islamic State group, whose ranks of several hundred included foreigners from Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Saudi Arabia, Chechnya and Morocco.

Author: 0 Police find suspected Molotov cocktails in London attack van

Police have not yet released the identity of the third person involved in carrying out the attack on London Bridge, where the van swerved into pedestrians, and in nearby Borough Market, where the knife-wielding assailants slashed and stabbed anyone in their path.

Author: 0 Qatar says ready for mediation to ease Gulf rift

Earlier on Monday, Saudi Arabia, Egypt , the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Yemen cut links with Qatar , in the worst rift in years among major states in the Arab world. Qatar Airways, for its part, said it had suspended all flights to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt "until further notice". "The Qatari Government will take all necessary measures to ensure this and to thwart attempts to influence and harm the Qatari society and economy", it said.

Global Kuwait's emir urges Qatar to ease tensions
Author: 0 Kuwait's emir urges Qatar to ease tensions

Gas-rich Qatar has long had strained ties with its neighbours but the move by Riyadh and its supporters shocked observers, raising fears the crisis could destabilise an already volatile region. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan.MIAPJ0000PUS fell 0.2 percent in early trade, pulling back from a two-year high hit on Monday.

Author: 0 Palestinian prisoners jailed in Israel end hunger strike

More than 6,000 Palestinians are now in prison for offences linked to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Palestinian Authority cut the electricity to Gaza in a bid to weaken rival Hamas , which seized control of the territory a decade ago.

Global 5 people dead in Orlando business incident
Author: 0 5 people dead in Orlando business incident

Four of the victims, three men and a woman, were found dead at the scene, the sheriff said. A fifth person, a man, was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Her sister was in the restroom when she heard a noise, Adams told reporters. In June 2014, Orange County deputies investigated a report that the man battered another employee at the warehouse, but no charges were brought, Demings said.

Author: 0 Report suggests Russia hackers breached US voting software firm

Russian intelligence services have been accused of hacking a U.S. voting systems manufacturer merely weeks before the 2016 presidential election, claims security news website The Intercept . "Russian intelligence obtained and maintained access to elements of multiple USA state or local electoral boards", the assessment said. An intelligence contractor was charged with sending a classified report to the news media, the Justice Department announced Monday, the first criminal leak case under ...

Author: 0 Sudan urges 'reconciliation' to end Gulf row with Qatar

But the most problematic thing about this diplomatic isolation are the grounds it is based on. The GCC includes six wealthy Arab nations: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman. The second reason is that the ability to play the middleman and to be at the center of regional power struggles and peace talks allows Qatar to punch above its weight in global affairs and regional politics.

Author: 0 Tensions rise in Middle East

Trump and his officials have praised Qatar, a tiny country of 300,000 people, for its strategic contributions. Officials said the result was the publishing of a fake, or untrue, news story. He made the comments in Australia , where he is attending an worldwide meeting. USA lawmakers have 30 days to block the sales, but that rarely happens.

Author: 0 Two London Bridge terrorists named by police

LONDON (AP) - An Australian newspaper says a 34-year-old Brisbane woman is recovering from the London attacks after being stabbed in the neck. As the investigation continued, armed officers carried out two separate raids on Monday morning, one in Newham and another in Barking.

Global Hong Kong marks 28 years since bloody Tiananmen crackdown
Author: 0 Hong Kong marks 28 years since bloody Tiananmen crackdown

In Zhuzhou, at least eight members of an activist group were taken away by police and two others couldn't be reached, activists and rights groups said . This year's events are especially politically charged, coming just a month before an expected visit of President Xi Jinping to mark 20 years since Hong Kong was handed back to China.

Author: 0 Two London attackers named by police

Butt had worked for the London Underground for six months a year ago as a trainee customer services assistant, Transport for London told the BBC . Pressure on May intensified Monday when she faced a volley of questions over police cuts from journalists at a campaign event. Corbyn called for May to resign because of her role in cutting police staffing during her tenure as home secretary.

Author: 0 London Mayor: UK Shouldn't Host Donald Trump On A State Visit

Mourners held signs with messages such as "hate will not divide us" and "stand up to racism", while others carried balloons shaped as hearts.Khan, the first Muslim mayor of a major western capital, said the Islamist extremists who targeted civilians in bars and restaurants were despicable and the city would be resilient in the face of the attack."London stands in defiance against this cowardly attack on our city, our people, our values and our way of life", Khan said in a speech, flanked by ...

Author: 0 Qatar Airways suspends flights to UAE, Egypt, Bahrain

The minister said Qatar's ties to the United States were complicated, but would remain unharmed. Bahrain, Kuwait , Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE are the members of the GCC. According to the latest data, almost 400,000 Nepalis are now working as migrant workers in Qatar. USA lawmakers have 30 days to block the sales, but that rarely happens.

Author: 0 Gulf crisis is latest strain on Qatar's 2022 World Cup

At risk are the foreign deposits-especially from the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council-that have helped sustain institutions like Qatar National Bank QPSC, the region's largest by assets, and Doha Bank QSC. "Crude production in the Middle East will not change because of Qatar", said Oystein Berentsen, managing director for oil trading company Strong Petroleum.

Global California Gov. Brown says US will stay in climate fight
Author: 0 California Gov. Brown says US will stay in climate fight

SACRAMENTO-Three Democratic governors say they won't let the United States back away from the global commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions despite President Donald Trump withdrawing from an worldwide pact. Grubb says China has made big investments in clean energy technology such as power and solar panel technology that have helped to decrease costs for California solar projects.

Author: 0 Softer Brexit in voters' hands as Tory's poll lead shrinks

The latest release revealed that only half of those polled (50%) believed that Theresa May would make a better Prime Minister than Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (36%), who has seen his personal ratings surge by 15 points over the course of the Survation surveys.

Global Legal experts to Trump on travel ban: Put down the Twitter
Author: 0 Legal experts to Trump on travel ban: Put down the Twitter

Trump has presented the measure, which seeks to halt entry to the U.S. for 90 days for people from several predominantly Muslim countries and bar refugees for four months, as essential to prevent attacks in the US. The London attack appears to have provided a new backdrop for Mr. Trump to revive his campaign rhetoric amid the chaos and drift that has paralysed this administration.

Global Two blasts at transport terminal in Jakarta
Author: 0 Two blasts at transport terminal in Jakarta

The Islamic State (IS) has in recent years been a major problem for Indonesia, with hundreds of radicals flocking to fight with the jihadists. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara). National Police spokesman, Setyo Wasisto, said that an examination of the scene showed that there appeared to have been two suicide bombers, not one as originally thought.

Global In touch with Russia over India's NSG bid, but position unchanged: China
Author: 0 In touch with Russia over India's NSG bid, but position unchanged: China

Swaraj yesterday said India has always engaged with China and "we are doing it for NSG as well". France was also a Non-NPT country when it was allowed into NSG. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to persuade China in the matter during their meeting in St. Petersburg last week.

Author: 0 Gulf states cut Qatar off, put India in a spot

It long has denied supporting militant groups and described the crisis as being fueled by "absolute fabrications" stemming from a recent hack of its state-run news agency. Qatar, a relatively small country jutting into the Persian Gulf, has a border with Saudi Arabia and is vulnerable to its larger neighbor. That was down over 7.5 percent from May 25.

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