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Author: 0 Attack on Iran's parliament claimed by Islamic State

Messages of support were sent by Russian President Vladimir Putin and from the Syrian foreign ministry, as per AFP . "We haven't seen the evidence", he said, repeating Riyadh's longstanding view that Iran is the primary sponsor of terrorism around the world.

Author: 0 Qatar Airways offers refund to Malaysian passengers

Saudi Arabia accused Qatar of supporting terrorists and sectarian groups. "And we hope that our brother Qatar will now take the right steps in order to end this crisis". "The measures are unjustified and are based on false and baseless claims", Qatar said in response to Monday's announcement. U.S. intelligence has always been concerned with what they say is the Russian government's ability to plant fake news in otherwise credible streams, according to USA officials.

Global Former FBI Director Comey Testifies About The Russia Investigation
Author: 0 Former FBI Director Comey Testifies About The Russia Investigation

Comey recounted a January 27 private dinner in the White House Green Room with the president. Ryan acknowledged it was not appropriate for Trump to ask for Comey's "loyalty," but said he was not ready to draw conclusions. All questions on the Comey testimony were referred to the outside counsel, who did not respond to a request for comment. "The president feels completely and totally vindicated ", Kasowitz added.

Global Waikato University jumps into world top 300 rankings
Author: 0 Waikato University jumps into world top 300 rankings

About 76 per cent of non-local students enrolled in the eight public universities in the 2015-16 academic year were from the mainland, the city's Audit Committee said in a November report. Deane said. "Our management school is very highly ranked; we have strong environmental sciences and cyber security". This year, all three universities saw a significant jump in the world ranking as Univerisiti Malaysia is ranked 114th; Universiti Putra Malaysia ranked 229th; and Universiti ...

Author: 0 London attacker's mother says son radicalized in UK

Butt, 27, was named as one of the three men who killed seven people on Saturday night when they ploughed into people at London Bridge before getting out to stab people at random at nearby Borough Market . Redouane had not aroused any suspicions. "If we become aware of an emergency involving imminent harm to someone's safety, we notify law enforcement", he said in the statement .

Global IS claims attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt
Author: 0 IS claims attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry told his USA counterpart Rex Tillerson that the jihadists who attacked the Christian convoy had trained in Libyan militant camps. Children could be heard screaming hysterically in the background. Authorities had previously said 28 were killed. El-Sissi's government is in the midst of an ambitious and politically sensitive reform program to resuscitate the economy.

Author: 0 Turkey's president voices support for Qatar

President Donald Trump appeared to praise the Arab states' move, tweeting that during his recent Mideast trip, he had "stated that there can no longer be funding of radical ideology". German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel accused the U.S. president of fanning conflict in the Middle East and risking a "new spiral in arms sales" with his remarks.

Global 4 attack Iran's Khomeini shrine, media reports say
Author: 0 4 attack Iran's Khomeini shrine, media reports say

The Islamic State released a graphic video showing a bloodied man lying on the ground in the Parliament while a gunman in the background shouted, "Thank God!" [Gunshots]. Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash told The Associated Press on Wednesday that "the Iranian government should not use the attack in a very polarized situation against Saudi Arabia or claim that Saudi Arabia is somehow linked to the attack, because it isn't".

Global Attackers raid Iran parliament and mausoleum, up to seven dead
Author: 0 Attackers raid Iran parliament and mausoleum, up to seven dead

The semi-official Tasnim news agency later reported the siege had ended with four of the attackers killed. It is a fact that since 911, non-state actors such as Al Qaeda and more recently ISIS have nearly completely monopolised the terrorism threat directed against the West, and, in the case of ISIS, with equal venom against Iran and more generally Shias in the region.

Global Congress instigating, politicising MP farmers' stir: Venkaiah Naidu
Author: 0 Congress instigating, politicising MP farmers' stir: Venkaiah Naidu

The same was done in Uttar Pradesh also, Rahul Gandhi told reporters. "Did the Congress vice president visit the victim farmers then?" Visuals, however, show him riding pillion towards Mandsaur . "There were never any plans, never any attempt", Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said in a press briefing here. "Congress is trying to politicise farmers' problems after they failed to counter Shivraj Singh Chouhan politically in the state", he added.

Author: 0 Police release 12 people held after London atrocity and name two attackers

Corriere wrote that Zaghba was stopped at Bologna airport in 2016 when he was trying to fly to Syria via Turkey. Italian authorities tipped off Britain about his movements. Rachid Redouane - who had claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan, variously gave his age as 30 or 25 and also used Elkhdar as a surname - was not on the radar of police or intelligence agencies until the attack.

Author: 0 Davidson calls Sturgeon 'clype' over Labour U-turn claim

The SNP leader and First Minister said Ms Dugdale had told her that the vote for Brexit in June 2016 "changed everything" and that "Labour should stop opposing a referendum". A faith maintained by a continued understanding that as First Minister, she travels to Europe with a duty to represent Scots that voted both Yes and No, Scots that voted both remain and to leave.

Global Hawaii becomes first state to enact law aligning with Paris agreement
Author: 0 Hawaii becomes first state to enact law aligning with Paris agreement

Another bill establishes a "Carbon Farming Task Force", which will evaluate agriculture and aquaculture practices for improved soil health and carbon sequestration. "There is momentum and France wants to seize it. President Trump's decision gives us the opportunity to accelerate these decisions and policies", a source at Macron's office said on Tuesday.

Author: 0 UAE Threatens Qatar Sympathisers With Jail

He later told France 24 television that any further steps could take the form of "a sort of embargo on Qatar ". He tweets: "Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!" On the call, he reiterated "the importance of maintaining a united Gulf Cooperation Council to promote regional stability, but never at the expense of eliminating funding for radical extremism or defeating terrorism", the White House said in a statement.

Author: 0 Trump's tweets "official statements of the President of the United States"

Still, Trump's social media use gives the president a way to directly talk to the public. "We've made it clear that the danger is real the law is clear, and there is no question that we should prevail", Spicer said . Trump is feeling the stinging side of late - nearly entirely because he uses Twitter to contradict his aides' attempts to manage his message into a form that is less controversial.

Author: 0 Comey Opening Statement For Senate Intelligence Hearing, Annotated

Comey will read when he appears before senators June 8. CNN reports that Comey plans to dispute that statement by Trump in hearing. The first meeting with Trump after the inauguration occurred January 27, during a private dinner at the White House that Comey came to view as an attempt by the president to "create some sort of patronage relationship".

Author: 0 Cosby accuser returns to stand for more defense grilling

Constand said her body was limp and she couldn't fight him off. Later, the defense laid into Constand over several late-night phone calls made to Sherry Williams , Andrea's supposed former girlfriend. "This man was a trustee at Temple". In 2015, Pulliam told " Today " the allegations against her TV father weren't consistent with the man she knew.

Global Brazil's President Temer faces trial as key ally arrested
Author: 0 Brazil's President Temer faces trial as key ally arrested

Adding to calls for his resignation or impeachment, the country's largest circulation daily, the Folha de S.Paulo, recommended in an editorial on Sunday that the TSE invalidate the Rousseff-Temer ticket and that he be removed from office. He has 24 hours to reply to the questions delivered Monday afternoon. "Temer has built a coalition of supporters in the Supreme Electoral Court under the argument that people may not like him, but there's no consensus about who his successor should be", ...

Global Iran Guards claim US, Saudi 'involved' in Tehran attacks
Author: 0 Iran Guards claim US, Saudi 'involved' in Tehran attacks

One of the attackers later blew himself up inside, where a session had been in progress, according to Iran's state TV. At the same time as the parliament attack was launched, a shooting spree and suicide bombing targeted the Ayatollah Khomeini mausoleum about 25 kilometers (15 miles) away, on the southern outskirts of the Iranian capital.

Author: 0 Trump Really Wanted Comey To Say He Wasn't Being Investigated

Comey said Trump told him at a one-on-one dinner on January 27, a week after the president took office, that: "I need loyalty". His prepared statement was released Wednesday afternoon. Trump had asked for Flynn's resignation the day before, following revelations that the former national security adviser misled Vice President Mike Pence regarding his phone conversations Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December during the transition.

Author: 0 She Allegedly Coaxed Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself. Now She's on Trial

Carter's attorney, Joseph Cataldo, briskly tried to establish that neither Carter nor her texts were the cause of Roy's death . The night of his death, Roy was apparently scared and got out of his vehicle, but according to the retrieved text messages , Carter told him to "get back in".

Author: 0 UK Police Name Two London Attackers

Christine Archibald , 30, is the first named victim of the atrocity on Saturday night, which killed seven people and critically injured 21others. An Italian investigative source said Zaghba was a Moroccan-Italian whose mother lived in the northern Italian city of Bologna.

Author: 0 Modi leaves for Spain after successful Germany visit

In this context the two sides have agreed to resume the India-EU FTA talks and conclude the investment agreements also as soon as possible. Modi encouraged Spanish infrastructure, tourism, energy and defense companies to invest in priority sectors in India , saying "It's a great time for Spanish companies to invest in India".

Author: 0 Trump taps Christopher Wray as new FBI director

He was a top attorney in the George W. Bush Justice Department , rising to lead the agency's criminal division and supervising investigations into corporate fraud from 2003 to 2005. Trump's announcement on Wray comes the day before Comey is scheduled to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in what will likely be one of the most closely watched congressional hearings of recent years.

Author: 0 Trump reverses course in Qatar call

Saudi Arabia has completely shut Qatar's only land border in a country that imports 90 percent of its food , much of it through its border with the Saudis. The father of Qatari leader Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, who relinquished power to his son in 2013, seized the country from his own father in 1995 in a coup, prompting Saudi Arabia to attempt at least one counter-coup to reinstall the father.

Author: 0 Bangladesh ready with evacuation plans as cyclone nears

After crossing the coastal districts of Bangladesh, the cyclonic storm is now headed towards Indian states like Meghalaya, Manipur and Mizoram. Cyclone Sidr in 2007 killed almost 4,000 people. He added that number three warning signal will be flashed after the situation improves. All flights were suspended to and from Chittagong global airport and the Cox's Bazar airports.

Global Donald Jr weighs in to attack Sadiq Khan
Author: 0 Donald Jr weighs in to attack Sadiq Khan

Trump's comments drew widespread scorn in Britain but the USA leader went on the attack again on Monday, saying in a tweet: "Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his " no reason to be alarmed " statement ".

Author: 0 Trump criticized for tweet on London mayor Sadiq Khan after bridge attacks

He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "We are actually increasing the number of armed officers, the numbers of police officers in our capital city has remained high". Minutes later, Trump used the attack , which killed seven people and injured 48, to throw even more red meat to his political base. Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron said: "Trump is an embarrassment to America".

Global Trump to nominate ex-Justice Department official to lead Federal Bureau of Investigation
Author: 0 Trump to nominate ex-Justice Department official to lead Federal Bureau of Investigation

Lawmakers attending a closed-door caucus in the morning said they had no early word of the president's selection. In a one-on-one dinner at the White House on January 27, Comey alleges in his statement that the president mentioned that his job was in high demand and asked whether he wanted to stay on as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, despite two prior conversations in which Comey says he had assured the president that he meant to stay.

Global Trump feels 'totally vindicated' by Comey testimony, attorney says
Author: 0 Trump feels 'totally vindicated' by Comey testimony, attorney says

In May, Trump tweeted : " James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" "We will fix it", said Trump, standing along the Ohio River. Comey said his "instincts" told him the dinner was an effort to "create some sort of a patronage relationship". Among the encounters Comey describes is a January 27 dinner at the White House.

Author: 0 North Korea fires suspected cruise missiles after US drills

South Korea's presidential Blue Office confirmed that the nation's defense ministry officials deliberately dropped mentioning that four more launchers had been deployed for the controversial U.S. Seoul , Tokyo and Washington were analyzing the launches for further information, officials said. One day after the North's rejection, it called on South Korea to implement inter-Korean summit declarations on reconciliation from 2000 and 2007 before Seoul seeks to resume exchanges.

Global Two Australians confirmed dead in London Bridge terror attack
Author: 0 Two Australians confirmed dead in London Bridge terror attack

In total, seven people were killed and, as of Tuesday , 32 remained hospitalized, with 15 of those individuals in critical condition. A second Australian feared killed in the London terrorist attack has been named in media reports as former Loxton woman Kirsty Boden .

Global Leaked NSA report highlights deep flaws in US elections
Author: 0 Leaked NSA report highlights deep flaws in US elections

I'm terrified that she's not going to be treated fairly and that they're going to try to make an example of her and that's not fair". FBI investigators are not investigating alleged NSA leaker Reality Winner for any activity while she was stationed in Maryland, the agency confirms.

Global 2 soldiers wounded amid humanitarian pause in Marawi
Author: 0 2 soldiers wounded amid humanitarian pause in Marawi

Gen. Restituto Padilla , said Thursday that the Philippine military does not intend to halt airstrikes after the incident, citing a need to combat enemy snipers in the city. He said the corridor will be implemented by the government and the main separatist group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, which has signed a peace agreement in exchange for Muslim autonomy in Mindanao, the southern third of the Philippines where a Muslim rebellion has raged for decades.

Global Aides wanted Trump to focus on infrastructure. Then he tweeted
Author: 0 Aides wanted Trump to focus on infrastructure. Then he tweeted

Adviser to the president Kellyanne Conway and Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to the president, both hit the airwaves Monday morning to chastise the media for its coverage of Trump's Twitter messages, saying the media shouldn't consider Trump's tweets as policy.

Global SNP Leader Vows to Balance Budget
Author: 0 SNP Leader Vows to Balance Budget

SNP MPs will also seek to ensure that any future trade deals secure geographical indications for key Scottish food and drink products like Scotch Whisky, Arbroath smokies and Stornoway black pudding. However, the poll also found support for the SNP had remained strong adding weight to suggestions that the party chose to drop the leader's image from the front page of their manifesto due to her unpopularity.

Author: 0 Trump 'knows' climate is changing: ambassador

President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement on climate change has been swift but often contradictory. "He believes that climate is changing and he believes pollutants are part of that equation". Climate Alliance to expand on our efforts while partnering with other states to combat climate change", Baker said in a statement . She noted that Trump "knows that it's changing and that the USA has to be responsible for it and that's what we're going to ...

Global Cyclone Mora heads to NE States
Author: 0 Cyclone Mora heads to NE States

The met department had also warned about flooding in coastal areas due to the cyclonic storm surging along the seafront. Last year Cyclone Roanu hit coastal Bangladesh, leaving at least 24 people dead. Cox's Bazar district administration said some 538 shelters were ready to accommodate more than 500,000 people. Low-lying areas in Cox's Bazar have been flooded with 4-5 feet waves higher than normal.

Global Qatari forces in Saudi-led coalition return home
Author: 0 Qatari forces in Saudi-led coalition return home

Blockaded by its neighbors by land and sea, Qatar is eager for Trump's help. Gargash said measures taken against Qatar this week were not aimed at seeking new leadership in Doha . "There is still a feeling that this will be resolved", said a banker at a major worldwide institution which does a lot of business with Qatar . Kuwait's ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah , travelled from the UAE to Qatar on Wednesday after visiting Saudi Arabia the day before to resolve the crisis.

Global With his London tweets, Trump embarrasses himself - and America - once again
Author: 0 With his London tweets, Trump embarrasses himself - and America - once again

But the mayor was talking about the stepped-up police presence in the city after the attack - not about the attack itself. Trump had already attacked Kahn once on Twitter only hours after seven people were killed in a terror plot that involved using a truck to run people over on London Bridge and a subsequent knife attack at a nearby market.

Global U.S. embassy in Israel not being relocated to Jerusalem, for now
Author: 0 U.S. embassy in Israel not being relocated to Jerusalem, for now

That language is standard for waivers signed by Trump's precedessors under the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 . But the White House suggested the embassy would eventually be relocated. Trump says he still favors the move, but that the delay is meant to help with peace talks. Israel considers Jerusalem its capital, but the Palestinians claim east Jerusalem for the capital of a future state.

Global Myanmar military plane carrying 116 missing: army chief
Author: 0 Myanmar military plane carrying 116 missing: army chief

In February 2016, the five-member crew of an air force plane died when the aircraft crashed in the capital of Nay Pyi Taw. However, an airport source has told AFP that there were 105 passengers and 11 crew on the plane. A source told AFP: "We think it was a technical failure". "Myanmar air force has very bad safety performance", he said, asking to remain nameless.

Author: 0 Third London attacker named amid anger over security flaws

Police said Zaghba was "not a police or MI5 subject of interest" after Italian reports said Italian intelligence had notified British and Moroccan secret services about his status as a potential extremist. "He never let himself be led by anyone, neither in Italy, nor in Morocco, where he was studying computing at the University of Fez". He was stopped at Bologna's airport trying to fly to Turkey in March a year ago amid concern he was intending to travel on to Syria, according to reports.

Author: 0 Putin Reveals Details of His Meeting With Flynn in 2015

Mr Putin suggested that skilled hackers anywhere, including the U.S., could shift the blame for hacking on to Russian Federation. "Can you imagine something like that in the midst of a political battle!" I can."Speaking at Russia's flagship St Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday, Putin said the hacking accusations were no more than "harmful gossip" and any evidence cited by USA intelligence could easily have been faked".

Author: 0 Burhan's successor, 7 other militants killed in Kashmir

Schools and colleges were also shut. Internet facility on all mobile phones remained suspended for a third day on Monday. Chairman of the separatist Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Yasin Malik was arrested from his residence in Srinagar , police said.

Author: 0 French president calls on Putin to protect gays in Chechnya

By welcoming his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at Versailles , French President Emmanuel Macron has somehow extended his hand to Russia . The vast and sumptuous room at the Palace of Versailles , which has been chosen by France to host President Emmanuel Macron's press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin , celebrates 14 centuries of French military successes.

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