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Global The critical information in James Comey's written statement
Author: 0 The critical information in James Comey's written statement

In a written opening statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee, the former top cop says he only spoke alone with Obama two times - once in 2015 to discuss law enforcement policy issues, and again in late 2016, when the former president said goodbye before leaving office.

Global POTUS Should Tweet Less — Survey Says
Author: 0 POTUS Should Tweet Less — Survey Says

Trump says "we will never have outside forces telling us what to do and how to do it" while he's president. With regard to undermining his own administration and agenda, there's a Trump critic much closer to home for Conway. The White House has defended tweets by US President Donald Trump that have raised concern among opponents and allies alike. The White House hasn't responded, but White House Spokesman Sean Spicer did address Trump's Twitter usage Tuesday.

Global Britain heads into final day of turbulent election campaign
Author: 0 Britain heads into final day of turbulent election campaign

In that poll, the Liberal Democrats came out top, with 41 per cent of the vote. Describing the health service as "our proudest national institution", Corbyn pledges that Labour in government would give the it an extra £37bn over the course of the next parliament, instead of "running down" the NHS like the Conservatives have.

Global 'No reason' to cancel Trump's United Kingdom visit
Author: 0 'No reason' to cancel Trump's United Kingdom visit

As reported in the Guardian , Khan appeared on Channel 4 News last evening, and said that Trump's state visit should not go ahead . "I think, again, the president's point is something he said frankly back nearly two years now - a year and a half ago - when the president talked about how we have to be more committed to national security".

Global US President Donald Trump claims credit for Qatar isolation
Author: 0 US President Donald Trump claims credit for Qatar isolation

Mr Trump had earlier claimed credit for the pressure placed on Qatar , saying his recent visit to Saudi Arabia was "already paying off". "And at this point, we're continuing to work with each of those partners". Adrian J.T. Rankine-Galloway, a Defense Department spokesman, said one day before Trump's tweets. Just hours after Trump appeared to criticize Qatar for supporting terrorism Tuesday, Secretary of Defence James Mattis spoke with his Qatari counterpart.

Global Yale and Other Universities Form Coalition to Combat Climate Change
Author: 0 Yale and Other Universities Form Coalition to Combat Climate Change

The agreement would also focus on lowering greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. "Denying the science of climate change is unsafe for our city and for our future", Astle said in the release. The United States, the world's biggest carbon emitter after China, signed the agreement a year ago under the previous administration, but Trump has argued that the deal would harm the USA economy.

Global Al-Jazeera slams 'unjustified' closure of Saudi office
Author: 0 Al-Jazeera slams 'unjustified' closure of Saudi office

Airlines suspended flights and residents nervous about the peninsula's lone land border closing cleaned out grocery store shelves. Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Tuesday that Qatar needed to take several steps, including ending its support of Palestinian militant group Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood , to restore ties with other key Arab states, which also cut transport links.

Author: 0 Middle East Unknown gunmen attack Iranian Parliament, Khomeini's Shrine

It was an hours-long siege at the legislature that ended with four attackers dead. An Associated Press reporter saw several police snipers on the rooftops of buildings around the parliament. Up to seven people died and several others were wounded, it added . Iranian security officials have not said who might have been behind the attacks, although state media called the assailants "terrorists".

Author: 0 UAE yet to withdraw Qatar Airways licences

No one appeared more stunned than Corker, however, who had a blank look for about 10 seconds when he was told the president had posted the tweets about Qatar on Tuesday morning. Doha, Qatar's capital, is a major hub for global flight connections. The Arab countries have blocked Qatari vessels from entering their airspace, as well as using their seaports, and Saudi Arabia has closed off its land border.

Global Fired FBI director Comey 'asked not to be left alone with Trump'
Author: 0 Fired FBI director Comey 'asked not to be left alone with Trump'

Comey is expected to testify before the Senate intelligence committee on Thursday about his encounters with Trump in the weeks before his May 9 firing, and his conversation with Sessions could come up at the hearing. Rather, this source says , Comey plans to present himself as a "fact witness" by simply describing the interactions with the President on multiple occasions that made him uneasy enough to memorialize their conversations.

Author: 0 What you need to know about the Qatar crisis

The United States was not informed of the decision until just before it was announced , the State Department said . Any doubt which way the Saudi-led alliance is directed should now be removed after this punitive action against Qatar. Saudi Arabia, Qatar's sole land border, cut off all land, sea and air links to the country, while the nearby UAE has ceased providing Qatari flights and shipping.

Global White House Asks US Supreme Court To Reinstate Travel Ban
Author: 0 White House Asks US Supreme Court To Reinstate Travel Ban

Trump will try once again to impose a ban on travellers from several Muslim-majority countries. The administration argues the travel ban should be allowed to go into effect now while the court looks at the ultimate legality of Trump's executive order later this year, said CNN legal analyst and professor at the University of Texas Law School Steve Vladeck.

Global Paris' Notre-Dame's assailant reportedly said, 'This is for Syria'
Author: 0 Paris' Notre-Dame's assailant reportedly said, 'This is for Syria'

He also confirmed that the condition of the police officer was not serious. As for his identity, Collomb said he was an Algerian student, according to an identity card found on his person which investigators are trying to verify. "It's very scary, we've never lived something like this", she said. A nephew and a longtime colleague of the Algerian doctoral student accused of attacking a police patrol outside Notre Dame Cathedral both say the man is far from being an extremist.

Author: 0 Strong Iranian Diplomatic Contacts over Gulf Crisis

The latest evidence: Two weeks ago, Qatar's state-run news agency published remarks allegedly made by the country's emir that called Iran "a regional and Islamic power that can not be ignored". Gabriel warned against completely isolating Qatar and said the move is an attack on the Gulf state's very existence. The biggest diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf region since the 1991 US -led war against Iraq pits several nations against Qatar, which is home to some 10,000 American troops and a ...

Global Third French death confirmed after London Bridge attack
Author: 0 Third French death confirmed after London Bridge attack

The body was recovered near Limehouse, downstream from London Bridge, at around 7.45pm on Tuesday by specialist officers from the marine police unit. Meanwhile, pressure has mounted on the police to explain why two of the three attackers, who were all shot dead, had managed to slip under the radar despite having known links to extremism.

Author: 0 British police name two London Bridge attackers, say one was investigated before

The UK's threat level had been upgraded from "severe" to "critical" on May 23 following the Manchester bombing the previous day in which 22 people were killed and 59 injured. British security and law enforcement officials are investigating Butt as the potential ringleader of the cell, according to a security official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the ongoing details.

Author: 0 Election day ahead: Parties in final push for votes

The results reveal a noticeable shift from the poll the Architects' Journal (AJ) conducted two months earlier , which also put Labour ahead of the Tories, but by only 13 per cent. One projection said she would win a majority of 64 seats. "It's an important of change for our country, that choice is between a strong and stable leadership...

Author: 0 North Korea 'rejects' United Nations sanctions, vows to bolster nuclear force

However, Kim Jong-un ignored all the warning of G7 summit leaders and fired one short-range ballistic missile that has landed in the sea on Japan. It also said the country "will not flinch from the road to build up nuclear forces" and vowed to continue to carry out ballistic missile launches "until the moment when the USA and its followers are brought to reason about the root cause and a solution to the nuclear issue".

Global China rejects US remarks on South China Sea
Author: 0 China rejects US remarks on South China Sea

Then on Saturday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told an annual Asian security event, the Shangri-la Dialogue, that China's construction of artificial islands for military deployments hurts regional stability. "That's why we travelled here". Ms Bishop, the Australian foreign minister, deflected any suggestion of a loss of confidence in United States leadership, saying: "We have a similar world view, we have shared values and shared interests" in other areas.

Author: 0 UAE bans sympathy for Qatar

Qatar has backed Islamist movements in the Middle East in the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings in 2011, to the chagrin of Saudi Arabia and the UAE in particular. Foreigners residing in Qatar and in possession of a Qatari residence visa would also not be eligible for visa on arrival in the UAE, Etihad spokesman said in an email.

Global Trump makes a point about gun control on Twitter
Author: 0 Trump makes a point about gun control on Twitter

Flanked by Amber Rudd and Diane Abbott, Khan also accused United States President Donald Trump of seeking to divide communities in Britain after he took to the social media to criticise his leadership in the wake of the attack. Former vice president and 2000 Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore said on CNN's "State of the Union: "I don't think that a major terrorist attack like this is the time to be divisive and to criticize a mayor who's trying to organize his city's response to ...

Author: 0 Police name third London Bridge jihadi as Youssef Zaghba

Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner Mark Rowley said an investigation into Butt began in 2015, but "there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritised accordingly". A spate of terror attacks on British soil has moved security into the spotlight ahead of key parliamentary elections slated for Thursday. He said Butt had called him a traitor in Arabic and accused him of being a government stooge.

Global 11000 to have votes cast by someone else in General Election
Author: 0 11000 to have votes cast by someone else in General Election

On election day, go to your local polling station. It is also up on the United Kingdom average with voters in Foyle, Newry and Armagh, Fermanagh and South Tyrone, Mid Ulster and West Belfast issued the most proxies. Polling stations are based across the city in community centres, pubs, and plenty of other locations. "It's important to remember that the voting system used for Westminster elections is different to that used at the Assembly election last March".

Global Envoy Haley says USA won't let the United Nations 'bully' Israel anymore
Author: 0 Envoy Haley says USA won't let the United Nations 'bully' Israel anymore

Haley's tenure at the United Nations has been unequivocally pro-Israel. "They acknowledge the fact that it just makes no sense", she said . "People appreciate truth. I said it must end its obsession with targeting Israel. With your support, we see the beginning of a new era. He continued, "When I spoke at the United Nations on Holocaust Memorial Day, I said that the United Nations must learn from the lessons of the past, and stand up against hatred and racism.

Global Trump critical of London mayor after terror attack
Author: 0 Trump critical of London mayor after terror attack

Next Trump chose to ignite a feud with Mayor Sadiq Khan - an old adversary - taking his words out of context to accuse him of being soft on terror. K., we will be there - WE ARE WITH YOU. Others knocked Trump for the tweet, including former Rep Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a gunshot to the head at a constituent event in 2011 and has since become among the most prominent advocates for gun control legislation.

Author: 0 London attack: Who were the attackers?

The three men wore fake suicide vests as they drove a white van into pedestrians on London Bridge, before stabbing revellers in the nearby Borough Market area. In particular, there are questions over whether investigators had the resources to look into complaints such as those levelled by Butt's neighbours about his attempts to radicalize children and whether crucial opportunities were missed.

Global Trump backs Saudi over Qatar row, then urges 'unity'
Author: 0 Trump backs Saudi over Qatar row, then urges 'unity'

On May 23, the official Qatari state news agency QNA and its social media accounts published remarks attributed to Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, in which he allegedly discussed Iran's role in the Middle East, his views on the presidency of Donald Trump and the role of Hamas and Hezbollah in the region.

Global Tiger Woods blames medication for his arrest
Author: 0 Tiger Woods blames medication for his arrest

What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. At first, he told the officers that he was "coming from Los Angeles, California from golfing", but he later "changed his story of where he was going and where he was coming from", according to the police report .

Global Islamic state claims attacks in Iran
Author: 0 Islamic state claims attacks in Iran

A man has opened fire inside the parliament building, wounding a security guard and injuring two people, Iranian media report . Iran, on the other hand, has pointed to Saudi Arabia's support for jihad throughout different times in history and its backing of hard-line Sunni rebels groups in Syria.

Author: 0 Agitated farmers clash with Mandsaur collector, demand presence of CM Shivraj

Protesters say it was police. The deceased were identified as Kanhaiyalal Patidar, Bablu Patidar, Chain Singh Patidar, Abhishek Patidar and Satynarayan. Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced an ex-gratia of ten lakh rupees each to the next of kin of deceased farmers. The innocent farmers are being used for political motive.

Author: 0 Envoy Haley says US won't let the UN 'bully' Israel anymore

KELEMEN: Speaking via Skype, Donahoe, who's now at Stanford University, says after the USA joined the number of resolutions against Israel went down while the council had meetings on Syria and Libya. "All states from all regions should work together to end back-room deals on closed voting slates", he said in a statement. Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory are a fixed item on the council agenda.

Global President Trump not expected to try to block Comey testimony, aides say
Author: 0 President Trump not expected to try to block Comey testimony, aides say

While the officials stress that Trump could change his mind ahead of Comey's scheduled appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, they said attempting to block the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief's testimony would look bad for the president and would have no guarantee of success legally.

Global Trump speaks to Saudi king as Gulf crisis deepens
Author: 0 Trump speaks to Saudi king as Gulf crisis deepens

However, Jordan was taking the terror allegations into consideration and acting accordingly, he said, downgrading diplomatic ties with the beleaguered state and kicking out Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based news organization. The penalties come under the U.A.E.'s strict cybercrime law , introduced in 2012, which stipulates punishments for online acts from defamation to harming national unity.

Global Vladimir Putin Supports Qatar, A US Partner Criticized by Trump
Author: 0 Vladimir Putin Supports Qatar, A US Partner Criticized by Trump

Tensions between Qatar and Saudi Arabia - a Middle East heavyweight - bubbled to the surface two weeks ago when Qatar said its state-run news agency and its Twitter account were hacked to publish a fake story claiming the emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, had called Iran "a regional and Islamic power that can not be ignored".

Author: 0 Frantic push for votes on eve of General Election

The two main party leaders will criss-cross the country as they seek to galvanise their supporters and win over wavers before polling opens on Thursday. "We will always keep the law under review, but don't believe would-be terrorists and suicide bombers will be deterred by longer sentences or restricting our rights at home".

Author: 0 Cosby's accuser says she was drugged, groped; 'I was frozen'

The room was dark. The jury was selected in the Pittsburgh area because of the heavy publicity surrounding the case and is sequestered at a hotel for the duration of the trial, expected to last two weeks.He says she told him and two other investigators that she felt Cosby place "something foreign" in her genitals but wasn't specific.

Author: 0 Hotel owned by London attacker's relative searched in Jhelum

The Prime Minister told Sky News: " MI5 and the police have already said they would be reviewing how they dealt with Manchester and I would expect them to do exactly the same in relation to London Bridge". Redouane is thought to have been a Moroccan-Libyan, who also went by the name Rachid Elkhdar. The family of 32-year-old Briton James McMullan said they believed he, too, had lost his life.

Global Russian hackers 'planted false story' behind Mideast crisis
Author: 0 Russian hackers 'planted false story' behind Mideast crisis

Tensions between Qatar and Saudi Arabia - a Middle East heavyweight - bubbled to the surface two weeks ago when Qatar said its state-run news agency and its Twitter account were hacked to publish a fake story claiming the emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, had called Iran "a regional and Islamic power that can not be ignored".

Global 1 dead in attacks on Iran parliament, Khomeini shrine
Author: 0 1 dead in attacks on Iran parliament, Khomeini shrine

Politicians and reporters were ordered to remain inside the chamber. A separate assault at the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, in another part of Tehran , killed a security guard and wounded four other people. Around half an hour later, an attacker opened fire at the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini, injuring several members of the public, Iran's English-language Press TV said.

Author: 0 IS-claimed attacks on Iran's parliament, shrine kill 12

An ABC News reporter in Tehran said he heard gunfire Wednesday afternoon, and shops in the area remained shuttered. Lawmaker Elias Hazrati said three assailants, one with a pistol and two with AK-47 assault rifles, raided parliament, according the state television website.

Global Gulf crisis: UAE to punish Qatar sympathisers with 15 year jail term
Author: 0 Gulf crisis: UAE to punish Qatar sympathisers with 15 year jail term

It is a change in tone for the president who had appeared to side with Saudi Arabia and other countries against Qatar in a series of tweets on Tuesday that seemed to endorse the accusation that Qatar funds terrorist groups. Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says it's with "great pain" his country and others took measures against Qatar and insists the "crisis" with the small Gulf nation goes back years.

Global Trump Jr. Defends Dad's Criticism Of London Mayor
Author: 0 Trump Jr. Defends Dad's Criticism Of London Mayor

The Washington Examiner reported that Clinton called for solidarity and understanding worldwide in the wake of the latest London attack . Offended, Khan called for United Kingdom leadership to refuse to welcome Trump for a planned October state visit.

Author: 0 UAE threatens prison, fines for Qatar support

Qatar has denied the accusation. DUBAI , June 7 More moves against Qatar, including further curbs on business, remain on the table in a row with Arab neighbours, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said on Wednesday, warning against allowing its Gulf adversary Iran to exploit the unprecedented rift.

Global Porte throws down gauntlet to Froome in Dauphiné
Author: 0 Porte throws down gauntlet to Froome in Dauphiné

The stage win moved Porte up to second overall in the race, leaving him 27 seconds behind Belgian overall leader Thomas de Gendt, who has led the Criterium since taking out the opening stage. We've got a very similar kind of prologue in Dusseldorf, and a similar time trial in Marseille at the end of the Tour. Froome is aiming to win the Tour for a fourth time this summer, with each of his previous wins in 2013, 2015 and 2016 preceded by victory here.

Global Fired worker kills 5 at former Florida workplace
Author: 0 Fired worker kills 5 at former Florida workplace

The focus of the investigation is on a business that makes roof and shade for recreational vehicles. "Because of the active nature of the investigation, we can't comment on any motives at this time, but if a nexus to terrorism is discovered, we'll update with that information as appropriate", the FBI said in a statement Monday.

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