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Author: 0 Trump accuses Comey of felony perjury in congressional testimony

A defiant Donald Trump went back on the attack after sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey's explosive Senate testimony - with the president's lawyer suggesting the witness lied under oath and could be investigated for leaking "privileged information".

Author: 0 Iran arrests 7 suspects for supporting Tehran attacks

Fazelian also noted that seven of these terrorist logistic agents were arrested in Fardis while the eighth in Kianmehr, which are both cities of Alborz province. The ministry said the group returned to Iran in the summer of 2016 to carry out terrorist operations in religious places, and escaped when authorities broke up their cell.

Global Terrorists target symbolic places in Tehran: Ashraf Ghani
Author: 0 Terrorists target symbolic places in Tehran: Ashraf Ghani

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday underscored the need to respect each other's "core concerns" and appropriately handle the disputes as he held "cordial" talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping amid tensions in ties over a host of issues including the CPEC and India's NSG bid.

Author: 0 UK Election: Theresa May obtains Queen Elizabeth II's permission to form cabinet

In Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon's Scottish National Party - which won all but three seats in the 2015 election - lost much of its base to the Scottish Conservatives, led by Ruth Davidson. The DUP also collaborated with other terror groups, including the Ulster Volunteer Force, to smuggle arms into the UK. But suddenly, with the Conservatives lacking a majority and scrambling to form a government, the DUP have emerged as key players in May's bid to cling onto power.

Author: 0 Clinging on to Her Job, Britain's May Appoints New Ministers

He was gone on the Monday after the election, having inadvertently wiped out a comfortable Tory majority. On a nerve-racking night for the Conservatives , interior minister Amber Rudd held on to her seat by a whisker, while several junior ministers were swept away.

Author: 0 Trump tells Qatar to stop funding terrorism

U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Middle Eastern leaders complained about Qatar when he demanded an end to support for radical ideology that encourages terrorism. The states accused Qatar of supporting terrorist groups, as well as of interfering in other countries' domestic affairs. Trump had no idea what Tillerson had said? Turkey has also pledged to provide food and water supplies to Qatar.

Global French new president Macron seeks parliament majority
Author: 0 French new president Macron seeks parliament majority

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko could soon meet with French President Emmanuel Macron . Macron needs to win a majority in order to get his reform bills passed by parliament. Entrepreneurs, students, and even entire organizations are invited to apply, as long as they share an interest in climate action. LREM's main rival is the centre-right Les Republicains.

Global Russia Responsible for Qatar Hack that Sparked Gulf Crisis, US Believes
Author: 0 Russia Responsible for Qatar Hack that Sparked Gulf Crisis, US Believes

Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates lose patience with Qatar. "I personally don't see that we are in a policy that is aimed at escalation". They then sought to clean up the president's comments by stressing US-Qatari cooperation remained intact and crediting the country with working hard to stem funding and support for extremists.

Global Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj begins 'peace' fast
Author: 0 Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj begins 'peace' fast

The Chief Minister sat down on fast at the BHEL Dussehra Maidan here at 11 a.m. "We will help the farmers in any way we can, decisions will be taken and if need be, I will lay down my life for them", he said. Patwari suggested that Chouhan should have talked to all farmers' organisations instead of going on an indefinite fast. "He was accompanied by the Principal Secretary and Secretary".

Global Amit Shah calls Mahatma Gandhi a 'chatur baniya'
Author: 0 Amit Shah calls Mahatma Gandhi a 'chatur baniya'

Surjewala said Shah's attacks on the Congress was also an insult to freedom fighters. The Congress said Shah, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi , must apologise for the comments. Taking potshots at the grand old party, Shah said that the Congress Party was nothing more than a "special goal vehicle" used to win freedom from the British colonists.

Global Bahrain foreign minister to visit Turkey amid gulf crisis
Author: 0 Bahrain foreign minister to visit Turkey amid gulf crisis

The announcement increases pressure on Qatar in a diplomatic and economic campaign to isolate the small Gulf Arab state, which is a critical global supplier of gas and hosts the biggest USA military base in the Middle East . But Husseini, who now runs consultancy Husseini Energy, on Wednesday said Trump had focused attention on the risk posed to the Middle East energy industry by a lack of security and stability.

Global Scotland Yard arrests 3 in London terror probe on polls eve
Author: 0 Scotland Yard arrests 3 in London terror probe on polls eve

Seven people were killed and at least 48 were injured. After his payment was declined, Butt and his two accomplices rented a smaller van. "Detectives investigating the terrorist attack in London Bridge on Saturday, 3 June, can confirm the number of people that were killed as a result of the attack is now eight", a spokesman said.

Author: 0 Election deals May a crushing blow, blurring Brexit talks

The Prime Minister has said she intends to form a government that will provide "certainty" and guide the country through Brexit talks. Europe's markets were mixed after May announced she would form a government alliance with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party .

Global Trump Calls on Qatar to Stop Funding Terrorism
Author: 0 Trump Calls on Qatar to Stop Funding Terrorism

The escalating crisis in the Persian Gulf erupted Monday, when Saudi Arabia , the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain cut ties to Qatar, accusing the country of tolerating or even encouraging support for extremist groups, including al-Qaida's Syria branch.

Author: 0 Iran arrests two suspects linked to attacks in Tehran

Iran's Intelligence Ministry on Thursday in a statement revealed the identity of five terrorists who were killed during Wednesday terrorist attacks in Tehran . Shojaei told state TV that "three of the victims are women". Last August, the government announced it had executed a number of Kurdish Islamic extremists from a group known as Towhid and Jihad after convicting them of armed robbery, killing civilians and planning bomb attacks.

Author: 0 'Comey Is A Leaker': Donald Trump's Comeback After Ex-FBI Chief's Testimony

In the highly anticipated hearing , Mr Comey delivered a scathing indictment of Mr Trump , accusing him of trying to block a probe into ties between former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russian Federation, and saying the White House defamed him and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in explaining his dismissal by Mr Trump last month.

Global Goldman Sachs condemned for Venezuela bond deal
Author: 0 Goldman Sachs condemned for Venezuela bond deal

Venezuela's global reserves rose by US$749 million on Thursday and Friday, reaching about US$10.86 billion, according to the central bank. The letter added that the Venezuelan Congress will be opening an investigation into the Goldman transaction and he will make a recommendation to any future government that is democratically elected not to recognize or to pay the bonds.

Author: 0 McCain's fuzzy questions for Comey leave observers puzzled

It may not be as worrisome to some as the potential of Russian collusion with a United States campaign, but Comey, again, made clear Thursday that it was a problem. That might be count one if any charges emerge from the probe. "We have to be concerned with foreign intelligence services that are launching cyberattacks at us", he said, adding that "while we are looking back at this investigation of what happened during the election, Russian Federation is planning their next attack and the ...

Author: 0 Trump Suggests Iran Shares Some Blame For Terror Attacks

Iran has slammed US President Donald Trump's response to Wednesday's twin terror attacks in Tehran as "repugnant", as the death toll from the ISIS-claimed assaults rose to 16. It suggested there were only five attackers rather than the six originally reported. Sunni Gulf Arab states are in the midst of a major diplomatic crisis after Saudi Arabia and its allies cut ties with Qatar on Monday over claims it supports extremism and has fewer tensions with Iran .

Global Saudi Arabia escape punishment over minute's silence snub
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia escape punishment over minute's silence snub

The pause was held before the country's World Cup qualifying match against Australia in Adelaide as the Australian side bowed their heads together and the rest of the crowd stood to reflect, but the Saudi side trotted around continuing to warm up for the game.

Author: 0 UAE urges Qatar to change policy after terror list issued

Most of its population is comprised of foreign workers who helped build the tiny finger off the Arabian Peninsula into a natural gas exporting powerhouse, crowned with skyscrapers. But Tillerson on Friday said the blockade was causing food shortages, the forced separation of families and children being pulled out of school. "We believe these are unintended consequences, especially during the holy month of Ramadan", he added.

Author: 0 Acid attack in Tehran park leaves at least 14 wounded

Iran's foreign minister is rejecting USA statements about the attacks on Iran's parliament and the tomb of its revolutionary leader. "Iranian people reject such US claims of friendship", he added on Twitter . In a brief, two sentence official White House statement released Wednesday about the attack earlier that day that killed 17 people in Iran , President Donald Trump said the the nation was reaping the consequences of its actions, prompting Iran to denounce the United States ...

Global Qatar Airways closes Saudi and UAE offices
Author: 0 Qatar Airways closes Saudi and UAE offices

In the past 24 hours, the Trump administration has taken a harder line with Qatar, a long-time Gulf ally where some 10,000 American troops are based. Qatar is home to a vital USA military base. "Despite these efforts, entities and individuals within Qatar continue to serve as a source of financial support for terrorist and violent extremist groups, particularly regional Al-Qaeda affiliates such as the Nusrah Front", the State Department said.

Global Japan passes law that would allow emperor to abdicate
Author: 0 Japan passes law that would allow emperor to abdicate

The legislation, which had already cleared the lower house, was triggered by a rare televised address past year... Once regarded divine power, the oldest monarchy of Japan will undergo another major change with the passage of the Special bill to let the current aged Emperor Akihito to abdicate the throne for his Oxford-educated son and Crown Prince Naruhito .

Author: 0 Malaysia Airlines plane turns back after 'bomb threat'

A Malaysia Airlines jet made an emergency landing Wednesday at the airport in Melbourne , Australia, after a passenger attempted to enter the cockpit. Flights into and out of Melbourne Airport were temporarily suspended following an incident on Malaysia Airlines flight 128. Passengers have since disembarked the Malaysian Airlines plane.

Author: 0 May to form government with DUP backing

Her colleagues apparently have no appetite to oust May after her failure to win the party a majority or to hold a fresh election soon, a senior party member said on Friday. Founded by Reverend Ian Paisley and now led by Arlene Foster , the party is right-leaning and socially conservative . A "civil service reform plan" would be a key feature of the long-term, cross-government vision - which the party said needed measurable targets and agreed dates.

Author: 0 Trump accuses ex-FBI chief James Comey of lying

Trump cut Karl off, responding, " I didn't say that ". In the most eagerly anticipated US congressional hearing in years, Comey told lawmakers the Trump administration had lied and defamed him and the Federal Bureau of Investigation after the president dismissed him on May 9.

Author: 0 EU Brexit Negotiator Stops Giggling Long Enough To Address British Election Result

The Chancellor did not comment on elections that concluded on Friday, in which British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party lost the absolute majority. In a statement to the Associated Press, Verhofstadt quipped: "I thought surrealism was a Belgian invention". We know when they must end. While the 27 would quite possibly be willing to extend to Britain the same kind of access to EU markets that they offer to Norway or Switzerland, they have made clear that would mean Britain ...

Global Islamic State threatens attacks in Saudi Arabia
Author: 0 Islamic State threatens attacks in Saudi Arabia

It added that the group returned to Iran a year ago trying to commit acts of terrorism in the holy cities of the country but they failed to do so since the security forces inflicted damage on their network while killing the ringleader named as Abu Aisha.

Author: 0 Trump Contradicts Tillerson Line On Blockade Of Qatar Within Hours

Tillerson said the US would help support efforts to mediate the crisis, along with Kuwait - another Gulf country that has stepped up to try to broker a resolution. Qatar has disputed the claim that it funds terrorists, with its Ministry of Foreign Affairs saying in English on its website that they are "unfounded allegations" and that the actions taken against it by its neighboring nations are "not justified".

Author: 0 Investigation Confirms Qatar News Agency Was Hacked

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cautioned against the military, commercial and humanitarian effects of a blockade imposed by Arab states and others. Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have cut ties with Qatar, accusing their former Gulf Cooperation Council ally of supporting extremist groups.

Author: 0 South Korea's halt on THAAD sparks frustration in Washington

In the following weeks, North Korea launched a solid-fuel midrange missile that can be fired on shorter notice than liquid fuel missiles, and also what it descried a new "precision-guided" missile which experts say is designed with a maneuverable terminal stage meant to frustrate missile defense systems like the U.S.

Author: 0 Iran FM says Trump reaction to attacks 'repugnant'

Authorities said the death count had risen to 17 and scores were wounded. Some pointed to comments in May by Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the son of the King Salman and the kingdom's defense minister, who said his country would "work so that it becomes a battle for them in Iran and not in Saudi Arabia ".

Global If there are any Trump-Comey tapes, Congress wants them
Author: 0 If there are any Trump-Comey tapes, Congress wants them

He's got one paramount thing on his mind: himself. The week was dominated by the anticipated appearance, actual appearance and analysis after the appearance of former FBI Director James B. The DOJ, meanwhile, took issue Thursday with several parts of Comey's testimony . "And that's what this entire testimony has shown and will continue to show".

Global Iranian commander killed fighting IS near Mosul
Author: 0 Iranian commander killed fighting IS near Mosul

Iraqi forces launched a major operation to retake Mosul in October 2016, fighting their way to the city and retaking its eastern side before setting their sights on its smaller but more densely populated west. The report said that he was already in Syria for a long time to "protect the holy shrine of Zaynab [a daughter of first Shia Imam Ali]". Iraq has also opened an inquiry into claims that its forces abused and killed civilians in the battle for the city.

Global '100 per cent' willing to testify over Comey conversations: Donald Trump
Author: 0 '100 per cent' willing to testify over Comey conversations: Donald Trump

Detailing one-on-one talks with a sitting president - which under normal circumstances are private - Comey said he took painstaking notes for fear Trump might "lie" about the unusual encounters. "I tend to place more credence in testimony that's given under oath". Trump had received previous warnings from Barack Obama about giving Flynn access to the country's intelligence secrets.

Author: 0 UK police arrest three more as footage of attack appears online

Footage has emerged showing armed police shooting and killing the three London attackers as they run, knives raised, towards bystanders and officials. Youssef Zaghba is said to have told Italian police " I'm going to be a terrorist " when he was stopped trying to travel to Syria previous year.

Global Tillerson calls on Arab nations to ease blockade on Qatar
Author: 0 Tillerson calls on Arab nations to ease blockade on Qatar

The report by Qatar News Agency, which Doha maintains was false, attributed some statements to the gas-rich country's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. As part of the diplomatic rupture, Saudi Arabia , Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed all air, land and sea transport links with Qatar.

Author: 0 UAE Chides Qatar for Seeking 'Non-Arab' Help

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and Yemen have accused Qatar of supporting regional terror groups, allegations denied by the Qatari government. I decided. the time had come to call on Qatar to end its funding", he said. Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates said they sanctioned the groups and individuals because of "the continuous and ongoing violations of the authorities in Doha of Qatar's commitments and obligations".

Author: 0 In sign of new Middle East, Saudi and Iranian on Israeli TV

Six other governments also have suspended diplomatic ties. His comments took on further strength as the UAE's Justice Ministry warned social media users that they can face three to 15 years in prison time and fines starting from 500,000 dirhams ($136,000) for offering sympathy for Qatar .

Author: 0 Branson calls Trump 'naive' for exiting Paris climate accord

Last week, President Donald Trump chose to start a withdrawal from the agreement. Keyserling said the issue wasn't partisan and that City Council hasn't considered the petition. The resolution says the state is projected to lose 11,000 outdoor recreation jobs and $281 million in labor earnings in recreation and tourism by 2050 as a result of climate change, and that the city is being directly threatened as well.

Global Saudi FM: Qatar is 'brother state' but 'doing the wrong thing'
Author: 0 Saudi FM: Qatar is 'brother state' but 'doing the wrong thing'

Mr Trump initially took sides with the Saudi-led group before apparently being nudged into a more even-handed approach when U.S. defence officials renewed praise of Doha , mindful of the major USA military base hosted by Qatar that serves, in part, as a launchpad for strikes on Islamic State jihadists.

Author: 0 Donald Trump says he backed Saudi-led diplomatic isolation of Qatar

Qatar said it leads the region in attacking what it called the roots of terrorism , giving young people hope through jobs, educating hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees and funding community programs to challenge extremist agendas. Led by Saudi Arabia, several states in the Middle East and Africa have severed diplomatic ties with Qatar since Monday, accusing it of supporting "terrorism" and for its ties with Iran - a charge Qatar has dismissed.

Global Amid unrest, Rajnath says govt working to improve farmers
Author: 0 Amid unrest, Rajnath says govt working to improve farmers

Meanwhile, a fresh round of violence erupted in Mandsaur district after a toll plaza was vandalised. After a super busy day, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi has been arrested in Madhya Pradesh's Neemuch area where he finally managed to reach after a lot of resistance en route from state police departments.

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