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Global EU says Trump agrees that Brexit
Author: 0 EU says Trump agrees that Brexit "an incident, not a threat"

Another official told Politico it appeared Trump slapped Markovic on the arm as a "casual greeting". The act was being widely denounced online. Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that joining the USA -led anti-Islamic State coalition "will send a strong political message of NATO's commitment to the fight against terrorism and also improve our coordination within the coalition".

Global France's Macron calls talks with Putin frank
Author: 0 France's Macron calls talks with Putin frank

Macron made no mention of Western sanctions on Russian Federation over Ukraine, though Putin repeated Moscow's view that their continued enforcement would not help stabilize the situation in Ukraine's east. "No major problem in the world can be solved without Russia", Macron said. It's little wonder, then, that talks between the two leaders at the Palace of Versailles outside Paris ran a little longer than expected.

Author: 0 Qatar Airways successfully brings hundreds of Qataris from Saudi Arabia to Doha

When asked whether it would attend the 2022 World Cup should it qualify, the Bahraini Embassy in London said "it serves no objective to respond to hypothetical questions", and referred to a statement from its Ministry of Foreign Affairs which includes accusations of Qatari terror funding and an intention to topple the Bahraini government.

Author: 0 Saudi Arabian Government Shuts Down Qatar's Al-Jazeera Office

Yesterday, however, Trump's tweets got him in hot water, as he seems to have temporarily forgotten U.S. foreign policy, launching an online attack on American ally Qatar. The Qatari government has said a May 23 news report on its Qatar News Agency attributed false remarks to the nation's ruler that appeared friendly to Iran and Israel and questioned whether President Donald Trump would last in office.

Author: 0 Two London Bridge attackers named as Khuram Butt and Rachid Redouane

Earlier police, who were hunting for 45-year-old Frenchman Xavier Thomas , missing since the attack , said that they had found a body in the River Thames. Although Khuram B. was known to authorities, police on Monday said, "There was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritized accordingly".

Author: 0 Polls on eve of UK election suggest PM May will boost majority

When the vote was called, the Conservatives had a 20 point lead over the Labour party in the polls. Her government also came under fire after police admitted that another London Bridge attacker and the Manchester suicide bomber were known to security agencies.

Global London Bridge: Third attacker named as Youssef Zaghba
Author: 0 London Bridge: Third attacker named as Youssef Zaghba

Authorities also told AP that Redouane alternately used the surname Elkhdar and used two different birthdates that would make him either 25 or 30. His sister said authorities are unable to formally identify him until the coroner's report begins on Tuesday.

Author: 0 Arab split: Qatar's isolation by its neighbours exacerbates Middle East tensions

Trump on Tuesday backed the regional efforts to isolate Qatar , supporting the Saudi regime and its allies and suggesting the key US ally - home to the largest American airbase in the Middle East - has been funding "extremism". A military plane serving the campaign against ISIS takes off or lands at the Al Udeid air base approximately every ten minutes, according to the U.S.

Global Kuwait's emir meets with Qatari leader amid diplomatic rift
Author: 0 Kuwait's emir meets with Qatari leader amid diplomatic rift

While applauding a Kuwaiti effort to mediate the crisis, Gargash said Emirati and Saudi officials planned to concede nothing to Qatar, an worldwide air travel hub now cut off from some of the skies around it and blocked from receiving the trucks full of food it relies on to feed its citizens.

Global Comey's testimony on Trump meetings
Author: 0 Comey's testimony on Trump meetings

Comey states that President Trump tried to get him to water down the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into alleged Russian meddling in last year's presidential election . Flynn", but that "the President, I presume, will say that he never said anything like that". White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the president would have a "very, very busy day" on Thursday.

Author: 0 Goldman Sachs caught up in anti-Maduro protests

Protests against President Nicolas Maduro have killed nearly 60 people and the collapse of Venezuela's economy has left millions of people struggling to eat, as opposition leaders accuse Goldman Sachs of financing dictatorship in the troubled South American nation.

Global British Authorities Identify the Third London Attacker
Author: 0 British Authorities Identify the Third London Attacker

Zaghba was said to have been placed on a watch list by Italian authorities and flagged to their Moroccan and British counterparts, but a lack of evidence about his intentions meant his phone and passport were returned, Italian media reported.

Author: 0 "Not a cyber attack": British Airways cancels all flights from London airports

The system failure comes after a series of similar IT troubles for the British flag carrier. "Work continues to restore all of our IT systems but we expect some further disruption today". "We apologise to customers who are facing some delays following an IT outage this morning", a BA spokeswoman said. All flights were cancelled at the airports as passengers reported chaotic scenes at check-in counters and in waiting areas.

Global Explosive device detonates in grounds of US embassy in Kiev
Author: 0 Explosive device detonates in grounds of US embassy in Kiev

Police said they are treating the incident as a suspected terrorist attack, Russian Today reports. Police said in a statement no one was injured when the device detonated on the embassy's lawn in the late hours on Wednesday. No personnel were injured. U.S. Embassy in Kyiv is now operating in the usual mode. "At this time, we do not consider this incident a terrorist act".

Global Dangal Girl New Avtar Will Make You Crazy For Her Again
Author: 0 Dangal Girl New Avtar Will Make You Crazy For Her Again

Yes, you heard it right! After the shoot of Thugs of Hindostan Aamir had told Fatima to grow her hair for this role. To be directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, the film also stars Aamir Khan , Amitabh Bachchan and Katrina Kaif in pivotal roles.

Global May faces election heat over police cuts
Author: 0 May faces election heat over police cuts

Butt was previously known to security agencies and had appeared in a British TV documentary called "The Jihadis Next Door" . One of the three attackers, Rachid Redouane , was reportedly carrying an identity card issued in Ireland when he was shot dead on Saturday.

Global Sen. Sullivan: Intercept Test Sends Clear Message to North Korea
Author: 0 Sen. Sullivan: Intercept Test Sends Clear Message to North Korea

Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, said , "This successful intercept test of an ICBM-like target sends a clear message to the unstable dictator in North Korea that the USA ballistic missile defense system can and will shoot down any ballistic missile threat that endangers the American people".

Author: 0 British police name third London Bridge attacker as Youssef Zaghba

Khuram Shazad Butt , 27, from Barking, was a British citizen born in Pakistan. British police on Tuesday named the third London Bridge attacker as an Italian national of Moroccan descent, and Italian officials said they had passed on their concerns about him to British intelligence officials past year.

Global UN rights chief decries Palestinian, Israeli suffering
Author: 0 UN rights chief decries Palestinian, Israeli suffering

Geneva: The Trump administration warned Tuesday that it could pull out of the UN Human Rights Council unless the body ends what Washington calls the whitewashing of dictators' abuses and unfair attacks on Israel . Haley is scheduled to visit Israel later this week. "People concerned about the council's treatment of Israel know this, which is why many are reluctant for the United States to leave the council".

Author: 0 UK PM May's lead halves to 5 points - Kantar poll

Early indications however, may come as early as 10:00 pm on Thursday, when the exit polls are announced. The final day of campaigning comes under the shadow of security concerns, following three terrorist attacks since March all involving assailants who were known to the authorities.

Global BJP calls hartal in Kerala after offices come under attack
Author: 0 BJP calls hartal in Kerala after offices come under attack

The hartal follows a series of incidents which had yet again intensified the tensions between the ruling Left parties and the BJP in the state. BJP local leaders alleged the attack was the CPM's tit-for-tat for the violence perpetrated on its general secretary Sitaram Yechury at the AKG Bhavan in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Global General Election 2017: Millions of voters head to the polls
Author: 0 General Election 2017: Millions of voters head to the polls

Uncertainty over the outcome of Brexit negotiations will slow United Kingdom economic growth this year and next, to 1.6 per cent and 1 per cent, respectively, compared with 1.8 per cent in 2016, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said on Wednesday as part of its global outlook report.

Author: 0 US Suspects Russian Hacking Led to Qatar Crisis

But Qatar's Foreign Minister, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman al-Than, said: "There is no single evidence that the Qatar government is supporting radical Islamists". Qatar is an important U.S. ally in the Persian Gulf, and serves as headquarters of the U.S. Central Command. "It's a mixed bag with Qatar", said Republican Sen.

Author: 0 Voters start on picking candidates to replace Chris Christie

On the Democratic side, Murphy has significantly out-spent his opponents. Christie remained neutral during the campaign but said Tuesday that he voted for Guadagno. "The only way to solve the property tax crisis in New Jersey is with a more equitable distribution of state funding for schools", he said. " Donald Trump has been the greatest thing for your industry", he said.

Global Amid Roiling Mid-East Tensions, Unprecedented Attacks Strike Iran
Author: 0 Amid Roiling Mid-East Tensions, Unprecedented Attacks Strike Iran

USA and European authorities have complained for years about funding for extremists from Saudi Arabia and other nations in the Gulf region. Qatar received no notice from the other Arab countries before ties were cut, he said, calling it "a surprise and a shock to us, this act of aggression".

Author: 0 President Trump gets 'new Twitter bot Press Secretary'

Two advisers to President Donald Trump attacked morning show hosts for covering the president's tweets after he issued a series of statements pushing his " travel ban ", an executive order banning USA entry for individuals from six majority Muslim nations.

Author: 0 Who is Christopher Wray, Trump's pick for FBI director

Mr Wray said he was honoured to be selected. With the many threats that the U.S. faces domestically and internationally, we need a strong FBI Director . His announcement comes as the Senate Intelligence Committee prepares to hear from top USA intelligence officials and Mr Comey regarding the FBI's probe into Russian involvement in the election and fallout from Mr Comey's firing.

Author: 0 British police name Youssef Zaghba as 3rd London Bridge attacker

With flags at half-mast, the nation fell silent at 11:00am (1000 GMT) to remember the seven killed and dozens injured on Saturday night - a mourning ritual now grimly familiar after two previous terror attacks in less than three months. Butt was previously known to security agencies and had appeared in a British TV documentary called "The Jihadis Next Door" . The second man, Rachid Redouane , had not aroused any suspicions.

Global After Hamas decade, Gaza short on freedom, jobs, electricity
Author: 0 After Hamas decade, Gaza short on freedom, jobs, electricity

Novik said that even if Hamas survives a Qatari withdrawal of financial support, "it will be a completely different Hamas". Hamas has however denied the reports . The question is whether it can work, and whether Hamas can afford to cold-shoulder Qatar. According to the source, Hamas' response was affirmative: "We told our brothers in Qatar that we never initiated actions against the occupation from Qatari territory and that our actions against the occupation are carried out only in the ...

Author: 0 Trump to nominate ex-Justice Department official to lead FBI - FOX10 News

The announcement also comes shortly after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey in early May after his attorney general and deputy attorney general recommended his removal. Wray is now a litigation partner at the DC-based law firm King & Spalding, where he chairs the firm's Special Matters and Government Investigations Practice Group.

Global North Korea fires Scud-class ballistic missile into sea in latest provocation
Author: 0 North Korea fires Scud-class ballistic missile into sea in latest provocation

Japan's Defense Ministry reported it was possible that the North Korean missile may have landed in the Sea of Japan inside Japan's economic exclusion zone, which stretches 200 miles from its shoreline. "We will maintain the close cooperation with South Korea and the other countries regarding the issue", Abe told reporters. There was no immediate comment from North Korea's state controlled media.

Author: 0 N Korea fires what appear to be land-to-ship missiles

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said: "We can never tolerate these kind of provocative actions". With each test by North Korea of missiles, the U.N. "If Japan is concerned about its security, it should not act (as) a poodle of the U.S. but withdraw its hostile policy toward the DPRK and remove the USA military bases for aggression (sic) from its territory", the statement said.

Global Russia Again Denies Hacking US Election After Leaked NSA Report
Author: 0 Russia Again Denies Hacking US Election After Leaked NSA Report

While Putin denied any direct involvement from state agencies, his words reverse previous blanket denials that Russian Federation was at all involved in the hacking of the Democratic National Committee or other election meddling. The classified National Security Agency report, which was published online on Monday by The Intercept , said Russian military intelligence agency GRU attacked the software company and sent spear-phishing emails to local election officials around October and ...

Global AFP pays tribute to soldiers killed, wounded in Marawi City fighting
Author: 0 AFP pays tribute to soldiers killed, wounded in Marawi City fighting

About 100 militants, troops and civilians have been killed. The clashes erupted on May 23 when gunmen waving the black flags of Daesh rampaged through the mostly Muslim-populated city in response to an effort by security forces to arrest militant leader Isnilon Hapilon, a Filipino on the USA government's list of most-wanted terrorists.

Global Bodies, aircraft parts found in search for Myanmar plane
Author: 0 Bodies, aircraft parts found in search for Myanmar plane

Pieces of a Myanmar military plane, which went missing with more than 100 soldiers and family members aboard were found in the Andaman Sea yesterday, a local official said. A total of 15 children were on board, it said. The military announcement said Myanmar received the Y-8 plane in March a year ago, and since then it had logged 809 flying hours.

Author: 0 Qatari ambassador: 'Stories about Qatar financing terrorism are fabricated'

Qatar's foreign ministry thanked the US Federal Bureau of Investigation and the British National Crime Agency for cooperating in the investigation, without elaborating. "They said they would take a hard line on funding extremism and all reference was pointing to Qatar ", he said in a followup tweet . "Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!" Al-Jazeera, one of the largest news organisations in the world, has always been a source of conflict between ...

Author: 0 Crisis talks over Qatar in Jeddah as Trump backs UAE and Saudi

The three Gulf states announced the closure of transport ties with Qatar and gave Qatari visitors and residents two weeks to leave their countries. The Qatar diplomatic crisis has prompted a heated debate among global observers, with the most confusing part of the unfolding controversy being that its Gulf neighbors, particularly Saudi Arabia, accusing Doha of sponsoring terrorism.

Author: 0 Police make new arrest in London attacks investigation

Earlier, police identified Khuram Shazad Butt, 27 , and a 30-year-old Rachid Redouane as the other two attackers. Two victims of the attack have been publicly named: Christine Archibald , a Canadian who died in the arms of her fiancé, and Kirsty Boden , who was originally from Australia but worked at London's Guy's Hospital as a nurse.

Global Family pays tribute to Canadian victim of London attack
Author: 0 Family pays tribute to Canadian victim of London attack

And as the United Kingdom heads into a general election this week, the attacks have added vitriol to the debate over how the British government should best address national security. In the film, he was seen with a group unfurling a black-and-white flag associated with the Islamic State group. But it's still not clear to what degree the group was actually involved in the attack or its planning.

Global UK Labour Party Leader Corbyn Votes at Snap General Elections
Author: 0 UK Labour Party Leader Corbyn Votes at Snap General Elections

The attacks by Islamist militants in Manchester and London threw the spotlight onto security. Britain's Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron visits local voters at the campaign office in Carshalton southeast England while on the General Election Wednesday, June 7, 2017 .

Author: 0 President Trump's sons defend father's Twitter attack against London mayor

Trump took to Twitter to criticize Khan after he reassured his constituents that there was no reason to be alarmed about increased police presence in London following the attack. President Trump has drawn harsh criticism for attacking Khan in the aftermath of Saturday's attack. He was referring to a World War Two-era slogan of resilience, to "keep calm and carry on", that Britons have echoed following the London attack.

Author: 0 MI5 to scrutinise operations after British PM calls for review

Italian prosecutors were unable to bring charges against him for links to worldwide terrorism and he was set free, a police spokesman told AFP. It reported that he was stopped by Italian police in March 2016 at Bologna's airport trying to fly to Turkey and then on to Syria .

Author: 0 Tump calls King Salman on Qatar crisis, asks for Gulf unity

The Gulf Cooperation Council is a regional bloc comprising Saudi Arabia, Qatar , Kuwait, Bahrain, the UAE and Oman. The Qatari foreign minister said his country was the victim of collective punishment by other countries led by Saudi Arabia , but added Doha was ready to resolve the issue.

Global Afghan president calls on Taliban to join peace talks
Author: 0 Afghan president calls on Taliban to join peace talks

At least 40 people were killed or injured after a massive blast struck Kabul's diplomatic quarter during morning rush hour on Wednesday, May 31. Meanwhile in Kabul , Afghan leaders met officials of two dozen foreign governments and institutions, launching a so-called Kabul Process aiming to set the stage for peace talks and clinch an global pact to end "cross-border terrorism".

Global Death toll rises to 13 in Iran twin terror attacks
Author: 0 Death toll rises to 13 in Iran twin terror attacks

Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency said the siege at parliament was over and that four attackers have been killed . Iran's Revolutionary Guards have blamed Saudi Arabia for the first terrorist attack claimed by Islamic State in which 12 people were killed and dozens more injured.

Global Comey confirms Trump demanded loyalty, other reports
Author: 0 Comey confirms Trump demanded loyalty, other reports

Comey signaled later in the day that he may be more willing to speak than Wednesday's witnesses. The document backs up some of what the media has already reported on Comey's view of the investigation and his relationship with Trump. CLARIFICATION: This article has been revised to clarify that the conversations between Comey and Trump were nuanced. Did President Trump attempt to obstruct justice? "It's what did they do, how did they do it, how do we prevent it from happening again?" ...

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