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Global AG Jeff Sessions offered to quit during exchange with Trump
Author: 0 AG Jeff Sessions offered to quit during exchange with Trump

Spicer's remarks came after the New York Times reported that Trump had vented intermittently about Sessions since the attorney general recused himself from any Russia-related investigations conducted by the Department of Justice. "I have not had a discussion with him about that", Spicer told ABC's Jonathan Karl during the White House press briefing today. Trump's executive order that banned travel from seven predominately Muslim nations was blocked by federal judges in February.

Author: 0 Timing of Qatar crisis confusing

On May 23, the Qatar News Agency ran a news piece stating the emir questioned Donald Trump's presidency and the U.S.' enmity toward Iran, which is Qatar's ally and other Gulf nations'- particularly Saudi Arabia's - opponent. Those countries announced Monday they were cutting diplomatic ties with Qatar, a move that ricocheted across the region as airlines suspended flights, ports closed to Qatari ships and anxious residents started stockpiling food.

Global Donald Trump's tweet appears to endorse Qatar boycott by Arab nations
Author: 0 Donald Trump's tweet appears to endorse Qatar boycott by Arab nations

US President Donald Trump has said Middle Eastern leaders complained about Qatar when he demanded an end to support for radical ideology that encourages terrorism. Trump said at the meeting. Following this, a number of banks in the region began to step back from business dealings with Qatar. Oil prices fell on concern that the rift would undermine efforts by OPEC to tighten production.

Global London Attacks Authorities release names of 2 suspects
Author: 0 London Attacks Authorities release names of 2 suspects

Two days from a national election, Britain's ruling Conservatives and opposition Labor Party battled to defend their records on security after a terrorist attack that killed seven people in London upended the campaign. O'Leary was one of 13 people arrested after Saturday's attacks. Britain's run of attacks demonstrates the dual nature of the terrorist threat. Irish authorities are assisting the Metropolitan Police in their investigation but refused to comment further.

Author: 0 Jordan downgrades diplomatic relations with Qatar

Mr Trump, who travelled to Saudi Arabia last month for a conference of Arab nations , had told Qatar's ruler at the time that "we've been friends now for a long time" - Qatari officials declined to comment. Doha is a major worldwide hub and all flights going through the Qatari capital had to be rerouted. Mauritania became the ninth country to sever ties with Qatar.

Author: 0 Healthcare leaders decry Trump's withdrawal from Paris climate accord

Sen. Joe Donnelly said: " Climate change is not an issue that the USA can solve on its own". The development also comes after the announcement by President Donald Trump that he would withdraw the United States from the agreement despite being the second biggest polluting country in the world.

Author: 0 Saudi minister says Qatar must end support for Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood

Qatar's emir, believed to be just 37 years old, could retaliate by withdrawing from the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council and redraw alliances to snub Saudi Arabia's 31-year-old Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, who are believed to be the two main figures orchestrating the standoff.

Author: 0 Israeli fire kills Palestinian in Gaza Strip: medics

They added the High Follow-up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel called for a general strike in all Palestinian-majority towns in Israel on Wednesday and protests on Thursday and Saturday. Yousef Al-Mahmoud, the Palestinian government spokesperson said in a press release that the agreement was signed in a rare meeting between Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and the Israeli minister of finance Moshe Kahlon in Ramallah.

Author: 0 U.S. hackers could have framed Russian Federation in election hack: Putin tells NBC

She noted that Trump's refusal to release his tax returns, the reported existence of a secret Russian dossier containing compromising information about Trump, and reports that Trump's campaign communicated with the Kremlin had raised concerns among some Americans that Trump is hiding information that the Russian government might be aware of.

Author: 0 British Police Search Address In London Bridge Attack Probe

British police on Tuesday (June 6) searched a house in Ilford, east London believed to be linked to one of the London Bridge attackers. During the attack , seven people were killed and dozens more were wounded. Italian news agency ANSA reported Tuesday that Zaghba was held at Bologna airport in March 2016 as he was about to catch a flight to Istanbul in Turkey.

Global Woman jumps in front of auto to save boy's life
Author: 0 Woman jumps in front of auto to save boy's life

An out of control auto pinned two people against a stone wall in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and police say a woman who saw what was happening likely saved a child's life by throwing herself in front of the little boy. "She is a heroine". "Amazing woman, she is so fearless for that". The woman is recovering from her injuries and the boy has been operated on to avoid a leg amputation.

Global Sadiq Khan condemns 'perverse ideology' of London Bridge attackers
Author: 0 Sadiq Khan condemns 'perverse ideology' of London Bridge attackers

In a Tuesday op-ed , the Journal's editors excoriated the president for sending out tweets that attacked London Mayor Sadiq Khan and that undermined his own case for his proposed travel ban. Later in the day, Khan rolled his eyes and sighed when asked by Channel 4 News what he thought about the back and forth with the US president. A little more than two hours later, the White House social media director Dan Scavino piled on, taunting Khan.

Author: 0 Siding against ally Qatar, Trump injects U.S. into Arab crisis

Disruption to airspace in the Gulf began on Tuesday morning local time. The five Arab countries have long-decried Qatar's relationship with the Shiite-led country Iran and support for regional terror groups including Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood - a claim that Trump seemed to endorse.

Author: 0 London Bridge attack: New search underway near home of assailants in Barking

Butt was a British citizen, born in Pakistan, who "was known to the police and MI5", according to authorities. Butt was father to a toddler and baby and a keen gym-goer and weightlifter, neighbours said. NBC News reported that an American man who was shot in the head by a stray police bullet was expected to survive. Speaking to those gathered, Mayor Sadiq Khan decried the attackers, saying: "You will not win".

Global Eric Trump: We have no dealings, no projects with Russian Federation
Author: 0 Eric Trump: We have no dealings, no projects with Russian Federation

The Trump Organization has announced plans for a mid-market hotel chain differentiated from its competitors via balls-out performative patriotism, like From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. The changes are "more of an operational issue". The new chains are "problematic for the same reason all his other businesses are problematic: It provides opportunity for people to influence him by sending business his way", Clark said.

Author: 0 Van strikes as many as 6 people on London Bridge

Police said 11 people had been detained in a series of raids following the attack, in which three people rammed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and went on a stabbing spree in nearby Borough Market, a bustling area full of bars and restaurants.

Global London attack:Pakistani-origin man among two attackers
Author: 0 London attack:Pakistani-origin man among two attackers

This undated handout photo provided by the Metropolitan Police shows Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane . Police admitted he was known to counterterror officers and the intelligence services, but officials insist there was no sign he was planning an attack.

Author: 0 British police reveal names of London attackers

The police response to the rampage, which saw officers shoot dead the attackers within eight minutes of police receiving the first call, has been widely praised. The three men, who wore fake suicide vests, were shot dead by the police. May said the series of attacks were not connected in terms of planning and execution, but were inspired by what she called a "single, evil ideology of Islamist extremism" that represented a perversion of Islam and of the truth.

Global Paris: Attacker shot outside Notre Dame cathedral
Author: 0 Paris: Attacker shot outside Notre Dame cathedral

Gerard Collomb, the French interior minister, told reporters that the attack occurred around 4:20 p.m. when the man approached three police officers from behind and started hitting one of them with a hammer. Outside the Cathedral, armed police officers were patrolling the esplanade at the time of the attack. Stunning video of the incident was shot by a Bay Area man.

Author: 0 Trump throws ties with key ally Qatar into crisis

Qatar has denied the allegations. Intelligence gathered by the U.S. security agencies indicates that Russian hackers were behind the intrusion first reported by the Qatari government two weeks ago, United States officials say . President Donald Trump has been doing the opposite. Trump said he'd told the kings, presidents and prime ministers that funding "Radical Ideology" can't be tolerated, and "Leaders pointed to Qatar - look!" He even offered to help deal with it.

Author: 0 Terror attack at London Bridge leaves seven dead; police raids continue

While she was interior minister, police numbers decreased every year. Dick said Monday the attack was "ghastly", but that Londoners are pulling together and refusing to be cowed by extremists. Of these, 36 are still being treated, 21 of whom are in a critical condition. "We grieve the loss of our attractive, loving daughter and sister". "She would have had no understanding of the callous cruelty that caused her death", Audet read in the statement.

Global British govt, London mayor clash over UK invite to Trump
Author: 0 British govt, London mayor clash over UK invite to Trump

After his election previous year, Khan tweeted criticism of then-candidate Trump's rhetoric, saying that his "ignorant view of Islam could make both our countries less safe". SADIQ KHAN: As a proud and patriotic British Muslim, I say this. "We have constant attacks going on, not just there, but across the globe". No reason to be alarmed.

Author: 0 Accused leaker shared harsh opinions on Trump before arrest

Victor is a contractor for Pluribus International and during the NSA's investigation, was found to have contacted The Intercept using her work email. A trail of printing slipups led the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Saturday to Winner's home, where they arrested the former Air Force linguist.

Author: 0 Donald Trump undercuts his own aides with travel ban tweets

Trump says the Justice Department should ask for an "expedited hearing" on the second ban and "seek much tougher version!" The administration's lawyers and White House spokesman Sean Spicer have argued that the executive order has no connection to Trump's campaign calls for a temporary "Muslim ban" and have disputed the characterization of the order as a travel ban.

Global Scotland Yard reveals names of two terrorists behind London Bridge attack
Author: 0 Scotland Yard reveals names of two terrorists behind London Bridge attack

Another terrorist, Rachid Redouane , was named Monday afternoon. Redouane's age was not immediately known because he gave two different dates of birth. The attackers rammed pedestrians with a van before launching frenzied stabbings in the market. The three men wore fake suicide vests - to make them even more imposing.

Global Trump wades into Arab rift, suggests support for isolation of Qatar
Author: 0 Trump wades into Arab rift, suggests support for isolation of Qatar

As Qatar's only land border is with Saudi Arabia, rumors are swirling of impending GCC sanctions against Qatar. Qatari officials declined to comment. Ordinary Qataris crowded into supermarkets to stock up on goods, fearing shortages. Not to mention its tenuous relationship with protecting human rights - especially as regards the disgraceful conditions found at FIFA World Cup building sites in preparation for the 2020 edition of the soccer tournament.

Author: 0 Putin dismisses U.S. claims about Trump, Russia and elections

Vladimir Putin responded negatively to questions about contacts with former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn , Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and other representatives of the United States president's team. As he has done numerous times before, Putin got a bit feisty when Kelly asked him about the role Russian Federation might have played in the presidential election.

Global Trudeau visits Niagara-On-The-Lake, renews Canada's commitment to Paris Accord
Author: 0 Trudeau visits Niagara-On-The-Lake, renews Canada's commitment to Paris Accord

More than ever, Canada is committed to provide global leadership to fight climate change and support clean economic growth. Along with French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron, Trudeau has fashioned himself as the leading government head in the fight against climate change since President Donald Trump chose to withdraw from the Paris Accord .

Author: 0 Family: Australian nurse died trying to aid attack victims

For the McMullan family, the devastating news brought an end to a period of limbo in which all they could do was scour hospitals, make agonising public appeals and call his phone until the battery went dead. Ms Fletcher wrote on the page that the money raised would be used to get Ms Zelenak's mother and father from Australia to London and accommodate them while they searched for their daughter.

Author: 0 An appeal to reason: Trump travel ban takes another hit

According to the 205-page ruling decided on Thursday, the Appeals Court concluded that the revised travel ban issued on March 6, "speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination".

Global Cautious Comey expected in US hearing on Trump-Russia probes
Author: 0 Cautious Comey expected in US hearing on Trump-Russia probes

The day after President Donald Trump allegedly asked then-FBI director James Comey to end the investigation of fired national security advisor Mike Flynn, Comey told U.S. An Associated Press report Tuesday said Mr. Comey had asked his boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, to shield the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief from ever being alone in the same room as Mr.

Global British PM: Trump 'wrong' to attack London mayor
Author: 0 British PM: Trump 'wrong' to attack London mayor

Trump has made combatting jihadists a central plank of his politics, using deliberately inflammatory rhetoric and attacking the "political correctness" of those advocating a nuanced approach. It reflected Trump's maddening lack of impulse control, as well as his disregard for the work of maintaining strong ties with America's most important partners in the fight against terrorism.

Global No official word yet on cause of Noriega's death
Author: 0 No official word yet on cause of Noriega's death

Due to complications after surgery on a benign brain tumor, Noriega had been in intensive care since March. No to allowing the United States to run a school for dictators [the US military's School of the Americas] any longer in Panamanian territory.

Global Trump's sons stand by father's criticism of London mayor
Author: 0 Trump's sons stand by father's criticism of London mayor

May answered "yes", when asked if Trump's visit will go ahead, the newspaper reported . On this note, Khan said , "When Theresa May first invited him on a state visit to our country at a time when he was proposing a travel ban on Muslims and changing the American policy on refugees, I said it was inappropriate to be rolling out the red carpet for Donald Trump ...

Global Theresa May backs Sadiq Khan after Trump tweet
Author: 0 Theresa May backs Sadiq Khan after Trump tweet

Khan tells CNN's Christiane Amanpour that Trump's views of Islam "are ignorant". The former The Only Way is Essex star's official social media account shared various posts from other users on Sunday evening (04Jun17), including a few uploaded by Trump.

Global Rep. Himes: Trump's response to London 'inappropriate for a toddler'
Author: 0 Rep. Himes: Trump's response to London 'inappropriate for a toddler'

When asked "what do you think he's got against you?" "Why would you want to stop them coming?" A Khan spokesman replied: "He has more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump's ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context his remarks urging Londoners not to be alarmed when they saw more police - including armed officers - on the streets".

Author: 0 Macron calls for 'calm' in Gulf crisis: presidency

Kuwait's ruler will travel to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, hoping to heal a damaging rift between Qatar and powerful Arab states over the former' s alleged support of Islamist militants and of political and religious rival Iran . "The state of Qatar has linked its policies.in support of terrorist organizations and the propagation of extremist ideas", said the statement from the ministry of foreign affairs published in Arabic by the Mauritanian Information Agency.

Author: 0 Trump Delays Moving US Embassy In Israel To Jerusalem

Moving the United States embassy is "something the president supports, something he supported during the campaign, something he still supports", a senior White House official reportedly told CNN before Thursday's signing. We are certain that the Trump Administration is very well aware that no Israeli Prime Minister will ever cede sovereignty over Jerusalem. Israel claims all of Jerusalem as its state capital, while the Palestinians want East Jerusalem, i.e.

Author: 0 Voting systems targeted by Russian Federation used in NC

If convicted of a charge of "gathering, transmitting or losing defense information, victor could face up to 10 years in prison, according to court records". The document was considered top secret, meaning its release could result in exceptionally grave danger to national security. She then allegedly mailed the document to the Intercept .

Author: 0 Timeline: The Trump-Comey relationship

The Russia probe is overshadowing the administration's push to pass health care and tax reform. Comey believed, according to one source familiar with his thinking, that the President could be "trained" about how you do and do not interact with an Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

Global Donald Trump Jr. goes on the offensive against London mayor
Author: 0 Donald Trump Jr. goes on the offensive against London mayor

Referring to Trump's tweet criticising London Mayor Sadiq Khan , Hilary said , "It's a time for steady, determined leadership - like we are seeing from local authorities in London , including the Mayor of London ". Former Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton , defeated by Trump last November, praised Khan's performance in dealing with the attacks.

Global Debutant Jared Payne a key man for British Lions hints Warren Gatland
Author: 0 Debutant Jared Payne a key man for British Lions hints Warren Gatland

The Leinster battering ram admitted Williams' star power commands attention, but vowed the Lions will not be so wrapped up in the All Blacks midfielder as to lose focus elsewhere. New Zealand franchises, there's possibly a perception in the Northern Hemisphere they are not the strongest at the set-piece but in actual fact they are clever, they know how to operate, they know how to win their own ball and how to put pressure on the opposition.

Author: 0 London Bridge attack: Police name 2 of 3 attack suspects

He was returning from a skate park across London Bridge and came upon the site of the rampage, Spanish media reported. "This is a passing time for us". "There's an election on Thursday, that's the chance", he said, citing an "appalling" cut in police staffing levels. The number of armed officers has also been reduced.

Author: 0 Tiger Woods was asleep at wheel, police say

Woods was cooperative, and blew 0.00 on a breathalyser test. "Obviously I don't really know what happened, what went on". Woods blamed his arrest on an "unexpected reaction" to "a mix of prescription medications". "I feel bad for Tiger", Jack Nicklaus said. Police noted Woods was driving in the opposite direction of his Florida home. Jack Nicklaus was already scheduled to meet the media Wednesday (AEST) before Tiger Woods' DUI arrest , but it was an unavoidable topic when the ...

Global 'I wish him luck', says Donald Trump ahead of James Comey testimony
Author: 0 'I wish him luck', says Donald Trump ahead of James Comey testimony

Comey "put politics over protecting America", a narrator says in the 30-second spot, titled "Showboat", which was shared with The Associated Press . "In his letter to Comey firing him, Trump raised the Russian Federation investigation and asserted that: ".I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation".

Author: 0 Offensive to drive ISIS from Raqqa 'capital' in Syria begins

Raqqa was among the first cities captured by IS in January 2014, and has been the home of some of the group's most prominent leaders. The SDF also is reportedly close to retaking Mosul , a city in Iraq. A second attack was reported against a former Syrian army base on the northern outskirts of Raqqa that is controlled by the Islamic State. The city is about 90 km (56 miles) from the border with Turkey.

Author: 0 Kuwait mediates Gulf crisis between Qatar, Arab nations

Banks reducing their business with Qatar could lose out financially, but the damage looks likely to be relatively minor. "This is not just a tweet ", Culhane said, adding that it could signal a U.S. But it is also a small nation that has for years sought to appease the looming giants surrounding it - the Saudis to the south and west, the Iranians across the Persian Gulf.

Global Battle for IS 'Capital' Raqqa Begins
Author: 0 Battle for IS 'Capital' Raqqa Begins

The Observatory said the SDF had captured some buildings in the al-Mishlab area and Islamic State fighters had withdrawn from parts of the district. By mid-afternoon, a number of neighborhoods inside the al-Mashlab district in eastern Raqqa city had been captured, Serdar Haji Mahmoud, a war correspondent embedded with the SDF told Syria Direct.

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