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Global EU launches defense fund amid US pressure to boost spending
Author: 0 EU launches defense fund amid US pressure to boost spending

There is also a plan for a fund that will leverage 1 billion euros a year contributed by member states to produce 5 billion euros a year in joint investment in military hardware. The EU spending on defense and security which was said to complement and not compete with NATO during the NATO Warsaw summit in December 2016 may not be the case now.

Author: 0 "hate crime" arrests by police since London Bridge attack

If confirmed, Thomas would be the eighth person killed in the vehicle and knife attack. Italian police followed the correct procedures in flagging one of the London attackers to their British counterparts, Italy's senior policeman said on Wednesday, but he understands why the warning went unheeded.

Global Israel pushes ahead with plans for 3000 settlement homes
Author: 0 Israel pushes ahead with plans for 3000 settlement homes

Suddenly? What had Israel been doing, since 1948, if not occupying over 70% of Palestine, imposing military rule over the Palestinian people within its (never acknowledged) borders, and determining the fate of the entire Palestinian people, within and outside of its "sovereign territory", by denying the refugees it had created the Right of Return? Before the Six Day War, the Arab countries controlled east Jerusalem, the West Bank , Gaza, all of Sinai and the Golan Heights, a hilly plateau ...

Global League, ISL could run simultaneously in 2017-18 season
Author: 0 League, ISL could run simultaneously in 2017-18 season

The AFC also believed to have denied an AFC Cup playoff spot to ISL as it is still neither the top division league of India . The four options AFC suggested to the AIFF are detailed here. Defining a single structure for professional league football in India remains a work in progress after a meeting between officials of the AFC and stakeholders in the Indian game agreed to a road map of further research and discussion towards a long term league solution.

Global Fired FBI director Comey: 'Trump demanded loyalty'
Author: 0 Fired FBI director Comey: 'Trump demanded loyalty'

He added that his confusion grew when, after his firing, he "learned again-from the media-that [the President] was telling privately other parties, that my firing had relieved great pressure on the Russian Federation investigation". "I would hope he could talk through what happened around his firing, the memos that he wrote, the nature of his memos, the reason that he put those memos out there, but also the core issues that we're still dealing with on the Russian Federation investigation ...

Global Saudi ally Bahrain demands Qatar distance itself from Iran
Author: 0 Saudi ally Bahrain demands Qatar distance itself from Iran

He later tweeted: "Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!" Trump started out the day hailing the kingdom's move with several other Arab states to isolate Qatar on June 5 by cutting off diplomatic and trade relations, saying the boycott showed his advice to Riyadh on a visit last month was "already paying off" as the Arab states were taking a "hard line" against the financing of terrorism.

Global All Blacks name bolters in squad to face Lions
Author: 0 All Blacks name bolters in squad to face Lions

Gatland said he would give all 41 members of his touring squad a chance to play in the first three matches of the Lions' New Zealand tour and would not reveal his test lineup until the fifth tour match against the New Zealand Maori, a week before the first test.

Author: 0 Climate decision could accelerate damage to Trump properties

In each case, the rest of the world just went ahead and put the treaty into effect anyway - and in no case did the American defection destroy the deal. It dismantled Iran's nuclear program and established intrusive enforcement mechanisms (via the International Atomic Energy Agency, backed by the technical support of many USA experts) that put the burden on Iran to prove its compliance.

Author: 0 Parker: Wishing for a Trump Twitterectomy

Hours after the attack, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted a story from September in which Khan talks about Londoners and terrorism. I'm too busy to respond to his tweets, isn't he busy?' Following Saturday's attack, the presence of police in London increased and Khan remarked on the phenomenon, saying people should not be alarmed by the increase.

Author: 0 Trump job approval falls to 34 percent

Meanwhile, 57 percent of respondents in the poll published Wednesday disapprove of his job as president. The strong numbers represent an " enthusiasm gap ". "If this were a prize fight, some in his corner might be thinking about throwing in the towel". Still, 34 percent say the President did nothing wrong.

Global Police arrest 3 more in London Bridge attack investigation
Author: 0 Police arrest 3 more in London Bridge attack investigation

United Kingdom police sources, however, say that he was not on the radar of the British intelligence agencies. Zaghba's mother lives in the northern Italian city of Bologna and he had broken off relations with his Moroccan father, the source said, confirming a report on the website of newspaper Corriere della Sera .

Global Trump disputes two key points in Comey testimony
Author: 0 Trump disputes two key points in Comey testimony

Trump himself has discussed this conversation publicly and indeed ridiculed Comey on Twitter over it not long after firing him. "What the president asked for was loyalty to the country", former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told Fox News.

Author: 0 Trump is going back on a big Israel campaign promise

On the campaign trail Trump repeatedly pledged that he would shift the embassy from Tel Aviv to the city claimed as capital by both Israel and its Palestinian neighbors, and he appointed a USA ambassador who shares this goal. However, the law allowed the president to sign six-month waivers if it did not serve the national interest to move the embassy. In a move never recognized by the global community, Israel unilaterally annexed the entire city in 1980, claiming it as its "eternal and ...

Global Federal Bureau of Investigation ex-head Comey accuses Trump administration of defaming him, telling 'lies'
Author: 0 Federal Bureau of Investigation ex-head Comey accuses Trump administration of defaming him, telling 'lies'

The White House has said 'the president is the most effective messenger on his agenda.' It remains to be seen whether he will take on Comey directly on Thursday or let his press shop and lawyers do his bidding. "The President said, 'I need loyalty". Trump fired Comey in early May, as Comey led an investigation into whether the Trump campaign had colluded with Russian Federation to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

Author: 0 Iran rejects Trump's comments on Tehran attacks

Officials also announced that the death toll had increased to 17. Another 43 people were wounded in the attacks. Numerous injured remained in intensive care at Cina Hospital in the capital Thursday. Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards vowed revenge and claimed the USA and Saudi Arabia were "involved". Iran's foreign minister also denounced as "repugnant" a White House statement on the terror attack in Tehran that said Iran was a "terror sponsor", according to BBC News .

Global Emmanuel Macron Confirms Third French Victim In London Terror Attack
Author: 0 Emmanuel Macron Confirms Third French Victim In London Terror Attack

All three of the assailants, including Zaghba, were shot dead. Counter-terror agencies were already under intense scrutiny after it was revealed Khuram Butt, 27, and Rachid Redouane, 30, were also known to security services. "There are no words to explain my feelings because it's such a frightful thing". "How can you say something sensible about things that are absolutely senseless?" The attack , and prior attacks in Manchester and near Parliament in London, have prompted Prime Minister ...

Author: 0 Macron 'wins battle of the alphas' in handshake with Donald Trump

In the first of many unusual Trump moments on Thursday, his first meeting with the French president, Emmanuel Macron , on Thursday led to an awkward handshake that lasted just a little too long. "The photogs noticed that Trump and Macron were gripping their hands hard and in photo below Trump seems to just want his hand back", wrote Reuters journalist Steve Holland.

Author: 0 French President Emmanuel Macron urges Gulf heads to defuse crisis

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain gave Qatari citizens 14 days to leave and closed their airspace to all Qatari flights. Accusing the Qatari government of being in "denial", Anwar Gargash, UAE state minister for foreign affairs, said: "This is not about regime change - this is about change of policy, change of approach".

Author: 0 Market Relief After Comey Statement May Be Short-Lived - Barron's

He confirmed, as Mr. Trump has claimed, that he told the President he was not under investigation on the controversy surrounding Russian interference in last fall's presidential election. Pundits and punters will argue the legal merits of those allegations long after Comey's must-see testimony. "I look forward to serving the American people with integrity as the leader of what I know firsthand to be an extraordinary group of men and women who have dedicated their careers to protecting this ...

Global South Korea leader warns North Korea after latest missile launch
Author: 0 South Korea leader warns North Korea after latest missile launch

However China adamantly opposes the THAAD regional deployment that could potentially give the US the means to counter its missile capabilities as well. "I hope any environmental concerns related to the full deployment of THAAD will be dispelled with a quick and thorough review", house foreign affairs committee chairman Ed Royce said in a statement on Wednesday.

Author: 0 S&P cuts Qatar's credit rating one notch to AA

He tweets: "Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!" Trump wrote on Twitter . "I consider them a host to our very important base at al Udeid". Sheikh Mohammed's hard line mirrored that of a top Emirati diplomat who told the AP on Wednesday that the United Arab Emirates believes "there's nothing to negotiate" with Qatar .

Author: 0 Five Tehran attackers had fought for IS, says Iran

Foreign Minister Javad Zarif also pointed a finger at Riyadh, though he did not call the country by name Wednesday night. According to the information, all entered Iran in 2016 under the command of Abu Ayeshe, considered one of the top leaders of the EI, and were going to execute terrorist operations in religious cities of the republic.

Global Final push as United Kingdom goes to the polls
Author: 0 Final push as United Kingdom goes to the polls

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives with her husband Philip at an election campaign event in Solihull, June 7, 2017. "I've enjoyed the campaign", she said. "Wouldn't it be great if on Friday we woke up to... a Labour government that will be a government for all of our communities across the whole of the country, to deliver that social justice that we all crave?" he said.

Global D-day for Theresa May as voters go to the polls
Author: 0 D-day for Theresa May as voters go to the polls

Tim Farron's Liberal Democrats supposed surge appeared to grind to a halt and is haemorrhaging voters to both major parties, with two fifths claiming they will cast their ballot for either Labour or the Conservatives. However, political pollsters have taken a beating recently after failing to predict a Conservative majority in 2015, a Leave vote last summer and a Donald Trump victory in November.

Global 36 die from smoke in Philippine casino after gunman sets fire
Author: 0 36 die from smoke in Philippine casino after gunman sets fire

More than 35 people died from smoke inhalation. Stephen Reilly, the resort's Chief Operating Officer, said the attacker was shot and wounded by security guards, and retreated into the hotel room where he doused a bed he was lying on in gasoline and shot himself.

Author: 0 Hamas 'shocked' by Saudi comments on Qatar

Those statements , it added, could spur Israel to "conduct more violations and crimes against our people, our land and our sacred sites and against the blessed Al-Aqsa mosque" in Jerusalem , Islam's third holiest site. Some analysts interpreted Qatar's diplomatic approach as supportive of Hamas, though Qatar repeatedly stated that its policy was one of engagement with all sides to push for peace.

Global Watch Senate Committee Hearing With Intelligence Chiefs
Author: 0 Watch Senate Committee Hearing With Intelligence Chiefs

Warner was referring to reports , first published last month in The Washington Post , that Trump asked Coats and Rogers to publicly deny any collusion between his campaign and Russian officials in the 2016 presidential election. ROGERS: - that I felt to be inappropriate, nor have I felt pressured to do so. "I'm willing to come before the committee and tell you what I know and don't know", he said.

Global Turkey, Iran Back Qatar In Dispute With Other Arab States
Author: 0 Turkey, Iran Back Qatar In Dispute With Other Arab States

Mattis probably also advised the President that Qatar's response to the attacks by the Saudis et al has been to tighten its relations with Turkey and Iran , because the wealthy emirate grows nothing and has no water of its own, which could make life tough under a Saudi boycott.

Author: 0 Raids and arrest over Manchester bombing

British police said they released a 23-year old man who was arrested in connection with a suicide bomb attack in Manchester , which killed 22 people and injured dozens at a British concert by US singer Ariana Grande . Before the arrest, police evacuated the area and called out bomb disposal team to remove the auto from the area in southern Manchester which was visited by Salman Abedi, the bomber who died in May 22 explosions.

Global South Korea: North Korea test-fires surface-to-ship missiles
Author: 0 South Korea: North Korea test-fires surface-to-ship missiles

South Korean military spokesman Roh Jae-cheon said the launch was meant to show off Pyongyang's widening arrange of missiles and also its "precision strike capabilities" on ships in response to the joint drills. The Moon administration Wednesday suspended the further development of THAAD until an environmental survey required by law has been completed. Shortly afterwards, on May 30, the U.S.

Author: 0 Trump wanted ex-security adviser Flynn dropped from Russian Federation probe - Comey

But Trump subsequently conceded that his rationalization stemmed from the FBI's investigation into possible collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 campaign. It is one of several congressional panels that, along with the Justice Department, is investigating U.S. intelligence assessments that Russian hackers meddled in last November's presidential election in an effort to help Mr Trump beat Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton .

Author: 0 United Kingdom voters prioritize security in wake of attacks

Opponents were quick to remind voters that May had campaigned for Britain to stay in the European Union before embracing Brexit after the referendum, and that she had insisted for months an election would not be in the national interest before calling one.

Author: 0 Trump asked me to let Flynn investigation go: James Comey

A month later, Trump phoned Comey to talk about the FBI's investigation into Russian hacking of the 2016 election, calling it a "cloud" over his presidency and asking what Comey could do to " lift the cloud ". "Regardless, it was very concerning, given the FBI's role as an independent investigative agency", said the former director. Less than a month after that, Trump fired Comey.

Author: 0 Spicer: Trump's Tweets are Official White House Statements

As some diplomats push back, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert cautions that they "are expected to use their judgment". In the immediate aftermath of the recent London terror attack, Trump used the platform to pick a fight with London Mayor Sadiq Khan while also posting support for the United Kingdom after the attack.

Author: 0 Kabul blast: 11 United States citizens injured, death toll rises to 90

There was no claim of responsibility for the attack. "Our thoughts are with the families and friends of the victims. We wish those injured a quick recovery". The ministry did not have details on the possible target of the attack. The Taliban has reportedly denied involvement and condemned the attack on civilians.

Author: 0 Iran blames Trump for new Mid-East muddle

While its flag carrier Qatar Airways now flies increasingly over Iran and Turkey, the airline has been blocked from landing elsewhere in the Middle East. "More work needs to be done", she said. Iran is now exporting around 50 containers of fresh fruit and vegetables to the Persian Gulf states every day, while the new agreement would have Qatar receive a huge amount of Iranian food products, protein products and seafood, Nourani noted.

Author: 0 Trump urges Qatar to resolve diplomatic crisis with Saudi Arabia

During his discussion with Iranian leader Rouhani on Wednesday, Macron offered his condolences to the families of the 13 people killed by gunmen and suicide bombers in Tehran earlier yesterday, the first attack in Iran by the Islamic State group.

Global Rahul Gandhi Defies Order, Attempts To Visit Mandsaur, Gets Arrested By Police
Author: 0 Rahul Gandhi Defies Order, Attempts To Visit Mandsaur, Gets Arrested By Police

Hundreds of workers as well as senior leaders such as Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot and Madhya Pradesh legislator Jaivardhan Singh also courted arrest. ■ Seven cases were on Thursday lodged and 62 persons detained in connection with the farmers' agitation in the violence-hit district, police said. They also heckled District Collector Swantra Singh, who visited the place on Wednesday to take stock of the situation.

Author: 0 Mother fears woman accused of leak will be made an example

Though she was active on social media, victor doesn't appear to have discussed her work online. Reality Leigh Winner, 25, has been charged with sending to the news media a classified government report about Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Author: 0 Intelligence chiefs won't say if Trump asked them to downplay Russia probe

Rogers: "In my three-plus-years I have as director of the NSA to the best of my recollection, I have never been directed to do anything I believe illegal, immoral, unethical or inappropriate". The Senate intelligence committee will hear testimony from the former FBI Director James Comey the following day. For contrast, take House Speaker Paul D.

Author: 0 Trump speaks to Qatar emir, offers help in resolving crisis - White House

S&P cut its long-term rating of Qatar by one notch to AA- from AA and put the rating on CreditWatch with negative implications, meaning there was a significant chance of a further downgrade. Qatar's government "also continues to support terrorist organization in Libya, Syria and Yemen and Sinai". It drew some support on Wednesday when Turkey's parliament approved a draft bill allowing its troops to be deployed to a military base in Qatar.

Author: 0 Third London Attacker Once Told Police 'I'm Going to Be a Terrorist'

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. But the premier also faced mounting criticism for her record on security in the six years she served as Britain's interior minister before becoming prime minister last year.

Author: 0 Die, many injured in IS attacks on Iran

A whole host of western nations including the United States, Germany and France publicly condemned on Wednesday an attack by suicide bombers and gunmen on the Iranian parliament and the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran that killed at least 12 people.

Global Extra funding to boost polling station security
Author: 0 Extra funding to boost polling station security

The Greens are hoping their candidate, Paul Field, can improve on their 2,324 votes received at the last election, while Apolitical David Yates will aim to improve on the 95 votes he received in 2010. The Conservatives - our current ruling party - hold 330 seats in Parliament. The Conservative Party have consistently led opinion polls since Theresa May called for a Snap Election back in April.

Author: 0 Iran says 5 Tehran attackers had fought for Islamic State

Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli today condemned the Tehran attacks and said that these actions "will give Iran more determination to redouble its incentives in the ceaseless struggle against terrorist groups, radicalism and violence, as well as eliminate their estate".

Global Two charged for deadly Oakland, Calif., concert venue fire
Author: 0 Two charged for deadly Oakland, Calif., concert venue fire

Nancy O'Malley did not tell KTVU what the charges are, or who they were filed against, but although sources told the television station the charges will include 36 counts of manslaughter. The attorney representing Almena released this statement: "We believe that these charges represent no less than a miscarriage of justice, and we are confident that this attempt to make a scapegoat out of our client will fail".

Author: 0 Comey to testify on Trump pressure over Russian Federation probe

That tendency was on display on Wednesday, just hours before Comey's written Senate testimony was released a day before his appearance. White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters Wednesday that he wasn't sure whether Trump had had a chance to read Comey's statement.

Global North Korea fires multiple ground-to-ship cruise missiles
Author: 0 North Korea fires multiple ground-to-ship cruise missiles

North Korea has fired several anti-ship missiles from the coast of the city of Wonsan, the South Korean military announced Thursday. Thursday's launch marked the North's fifth-known round of missile fires since the launch of the South's liberal Moon Jae-in administration in early May.

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