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Author: 0 Iran makes more arrests in connection with deadly Tehran attacks

The attacks occurred less than a month after the re-election of President Hassan Rouhani . The ministry released their photographs and first names. "God willing they will be eradicated". But diplomats and analysts on both sides of the Qatari-Saudi feud say that the current tensions arise less from differences over Iran than from opposite bets on the Arab Spring revolts of 2011.

Global 8 suspected of backing Tehran attacks held
Author: 0 8 suspected of backing Tehran attacks held

More than 50 people were wounded and at least 13 have died. On Wednesday, June 7, in the double terror attack claimed by the Islamic State (Daesh), armed men entered the parliament, while another commando opened fire on pilgrims at the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic.

Author: 0 Tehran attackers were Iranians, committed terror attacks in Raqqa, Mosul

The Intelligence Ministry released the photos and names of the five perpetrators, all killed. A separate terrorist group in the country has been detained before it managed to carry out any terror attack. Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards have pointed the finger at regional rival Saudi Arabia - a close U.S. ally - which Tehran accuses of funding extremism and groups including IS.

Global UK PM seeks to form minority government, to meet Queen
Author: 0 UK PM seeks to form minority government, to meet Queen

The Democratic Unionist Party, which won 10 seats in Thursday's voting (Friday NZT), is entering talks with the Conservatives to discuss how to work together in a new government. May is preparing to name the rest of her cabinet after revealing Friday that her five most senior ministers would stay in their posts. With one seat left to declare, the Tories are eight seats short of the 326-seat threshhold for a majority .

Global Dramatic footage released showing deadly London attacks
Author: 0 Dramatic footage released showing deadly London attacks

Youssef Zaghba was shot and killed police after he attacked London Bridge with two others, killing at least eight people and leaving many others injured. "Religious extremism is a global problem, and I would reaffirm what the Archbishop of Canterbury said last week - it is the responsibility of faith leaders to counter extremism within our ranks".

Global Critical Trump tweet sends shockwaves to Germany
Author: 0 Critical Trump tweet sends shockwaves to Germany

The German leader reiterated the main thrust of her remarks on Tuesday, saying the "current situation" gives Europe more reasons " to take our destiny into our own hands ". He added that the U.S. president was undermining the peaceful cooperation of nations based on mutual respect and tolerance. Days earlier, in Saudi Arabia, Trump had presided over the single largest USA arms deal in American history, worth $110 billion over the next decade and including ships, tanks and anti-missile ...

Author: 0 U.S. defense chief: 'Americans will do the right thing' in Pacific

According to Mattis , President Donald Trump's administration considers China's commitment to the shared goal of denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula encouraging, but urged Beijing to act. Russia's Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin said that North Korea's ballistic missile defense system is a direct threat to the Russians and in the past few months, the repeated missile tests have alarmed the livelihood of all the Russian citizens.

Global Theresa May to see Queen as Tories aim to govern without majority
Author: 0 Theresa May to see Queen as Tories aim to govern without majority

The DUP backed Brexit in last year's referendum. British Prime Minister Theresa May will ask Queen Elizabeth for permission to form a government on Friday after an election debacle that saw her Conservative Party lose its parliamentary majority days before talks on Britain's European Union departure are due to begin.

Global Hundreds demonstrate against Theresa May's alliance with the DUP
Author: 0 Hundreds demonstrate against Theresa May's alliance with the DUP

In calling for early elections, May said she wanted a strong mandate as her government confronts what are likely to be hard negotiations with the European Union on the terms of Brexit. With the DUP providing the Conservatives a narrow, but crucial, majority in Parliament, it could have an outsized influence. However, the Prime Minister May have to make concessions on her desired Brexit, with the Democratic Unionist Party , who could join forces with the Conservatives to form a coalition ...

Global UK's May seals deal to prop up government, but loses key aides
Author: 0 UK's May seals deal to prop up government, but loses key aides

But, unlike during the election campaign, when she repeatedly referred to the talks starting on 19 June, she wasn't specific about the date, suggesting it might slip. The details of the agreement "will be put forward for discussion and agreement" at a cabinet meeting on Monday, a day before the new parliament meets, the spokesman said.

Global Theresa May to form government with help of Democratic Unionist party
Author: 0 Theresa May to form government with help of Democratic Unionist party

She had hoped for a more decisive majority than the 331 seats won by former prime minister David Cameron in the 2015 general election but instead she ended by sacrificing the small lead she did have in Parliament. "It will work to keep our nation safe and secure by delivering the change that I set out following the appalling attacks in manchester and London - cracking down on the ideology of Islamist extremism and all those who support it".

Author: 0 Three Army Rangers Killed in Afghanistan in "Insider Attack"

According to Attahullah Khogyani , a spokesman for the governor of the province of Nangarhar, two soldiers were killed and two wounded in the attack, and one of the wounded died later. Western officials say most such attacks stem from personal grudges and cultural misunderstandings rather than insurgent plots. The so-called "friendly fire" incident occurred overnight, during a raid in Afghanistan's restive Helmand province , the USA military command in Kabul said in a statement.

Global London Bridge terror attack could have been much worse
Author: 0 London Bridge terror attack could have been much worse

People in London are being urged to visit the capital's bars and restaurants on Saturday night in a show of "unity and resilience". 27-year-old Butt had ganged up with two other accomplices to carry out the terror attack on June 3 that killed eight persons and injured almost 50.

Author: 0 May confirms she will form government with help of Northern Ireland party

Only the Conservative and Unionist party can provide this. The party's leader Arlene Foster was elected a year ago on a promise to work to prevent abortion rights from being extended to Northern Ireland . "The only people who mentioned this are Sinn Féin." he finished. She also confirmed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a phone call yesterday that Britain was ready to begin Brexit negotiations "as planned in the next couple of weeks", reassuring European Union leaders who had ...

Global Top two aides to British PM May quits
Author: 0 Top two aides to British PM May quits

May is struggling to reassert her leadership, having called an election three years early hoping to strengthen her hand going into Brexit negotiations - only to see the gamble backfire spectacularly. It said Britain was "effectively leaderless" and the "country all but ungovernable". The British pound tumbled against the US dollar GBP= and the euro EURGBP= after the election result.

Author: 0 A relaxed and confident Corbyn sets out his path to power

Instead, May's asking for some version of a " confidence and supply " agreement, where the DUP agrees to support the government on finance and a few other key votes. Ex-minister Gavin Barwell, who lost his seat in Thursday's election, was named as the new chief of staff, replacing Mr Timothy and Ms Hill. Timothy and Hill had worked for May when she was interior minister, before she became premier in July previous year in the chaotic days that followed the Brexit vote.

Global Philippine casino attack leaves 36 dead from smoke inhalation
Author: 0 Philippine casino attack leaves 36 dead from smoke inhalation

The lone gunman behind the casino attack that left 37 dead in Manila last week was in debt and had a gambling problem, Philippine police say. People ran screaming out of Resorts World Manila , which is across a road from one of the main terminals of the Philippines' worldwide airport, after the man fired what police chief Ronald dela Rosa said was an M4 assault rifle.

Author: 0 Theresa May to form new government with DUP support after hung Parliament

A senior Conservative lawmaker, Gavin Williamson, was in Belfast for talks with the party on Saturday, a spokeswoman for May's office said. In a DUP statement released at midnight, the party said: "The DUP held discussions with representatives of the Conservative Party in line with Arlene Foster's commitment to explore how we might bring stability to the nation at this time of great challenge".

Global Police release photos of London attackers' fake bomb belts
Author: 0 Police release photos of London attackers' fake bomb belts

Armed officers fired nearly 50 rounds, killing three attackers who had plowed a rented van into pedestrians on the bridge, killing three, then jumped out and stabbed Saturday night revelers in Borough Market, an area packed with bars and restaurants.

Global Theresa May To Form UK Govt With Right-Wing Irish Democratic Unionist Party
Author: 0 Theresa May To Form UK Govt With Right-Wing Irish Democratic Unionist Party

A spokesman for her office said she would go to Buckingham Palace to ask Queen Elizabeth for permission to form a government - a formality under the British system. Tory ministers also lost their seats , including: Jane Elison the treasury minister who lost her seat to Labour in Battersea; Gavin Barwell the housing minister who lost Croydon Central; Rob Wilson, who was minister for civil society and Tory MP for Reading East; James Wharton the Northern Powerhouse Minister and MP for ...

Author: 0 Theresa May completing Cabinet after election disappointment leaves PM weaker

May said she could rely in parliament on the support of her "friends" in Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ) after her governing Conservatives failed to emerge as clear winners. Foster announced on Friday afternoon that the party had entered discussions with the Conservatives "to explore how it may be possible to bring stability to our nation".

Global Trump brands former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief a 'leaker'
Author: 0 Trump brands former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief a 'leaker'

Trump added to the mystery Friday by saying he will address the question of tape recordings "sometime in the very near future", while warning reporters they would be disappointed. But New York Times reporter Adam Liptak shared on Twitter an instance of a statement beginning with "I hope" being used by the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals in 2008 to form part of the basis for a sentence enhancement for obstructing justice.

Global Trump dodges tapes question, denies seeking Comey 'loyalty'
Author: 0 Trump dodges tapes question, denies seeking Comey 'loyalty'

While President Donald Trump's conservative media allies have spent the day claiming former FBI Director James Comey's testimony vindicated the president, legal experts who watched the hearing say it revealed Trump's alleged behavior was " inappropriate " and a clear "abuse of power", potentially amounting to obstruction of justice .

Author: 0 DUP agrees to principles of 'confidence and supply' deal with Tories

Labour MP Jo Stevens said the prospect of Mrs May's party doing a deal with the DUP was "chilling", after Tory former cabinet minister Owen Paterson said his party may have to enter "a debate I suppose on further reduction of abortion times as medical science advances".

Author: 0 Dems Aren't Happy Clinton Is Blaming Them For Her Loss

It's one thing to lose to Barack Obama. Ms. Clinton also suggested that the President was coordinating with Russian Federation during the election campaign. "I'm not willing to let my people be thrown under the bus without a fight", Therriault tweeted out. Nor did her attacks on the media sit well with certain media mavens.

Author: 0 EU chief calls on May to press ahead with Brexit talks

British politicians differ widely on what they want from the Brexit negotiating process, seeing it as a way to shift Britain either to the right or left. Lastly, Moody's remarked that it was closely watching the UK's negotiations with the European Union and the formulation of the country's fiscal policy in the context of the economy incurring a budget deficit and a ballooning public debt.

Author: 0 European Union fears Brexit delay after shock United Kingdom vote

His comments suggest the European Union is willing to delay the start of official negotiations , which were due to start on 19 June. Guenther Oettinger, the German member of the European Commission, said it was unclear negotiations could be launched on June 19, as planned.

Global Impoverishment of agriculture sector, loan waiver triggered protests
Author: 0 Impoverishment of agriculture sector, loan waiver triggered protests

Meanwhile, a committee will be formed to decide on the criteria to waive off the loans. "The government has in-principle accepted the farm loan waiver demand raised through this agitation". The other ministers in the high-powered committee are revenue minister Chandrakant Patil, agriculture minister Pandurang Fundkar, finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar, water resources minister Girish Mahajan and transport minister Diwakar Raote.

Author: 0 Virginia joins U.S. Climate Alliance

While that's a pretty milquetoast declaration, it's one that at least makes sense for them. A group of 187 mayors, who represent more than 52 million Americans and some of the largest American cities, said in joint statement they "will adopt, honor, and uphold the commitments to the goals enshrined in the Paris Agreement ".

Author: 0 Turkey urges Gulf states to end Qatar crisis before end of Ramadan

The three countries have allocated hotlines to receive such cases, in order to take the right decision about each case. Mr Trump and Mr Tillerson spoke just hours after Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates listed 59 people and a dozen groups linked to Doha , including prominent Qatari businessmen, politicians and royalty, as aiding terrorism.

Global Theresa May to form government with DUP backing
Author: 0 Theresa May to form government with DUP backing

Yes, the LibDems regained a few seats in Parliament, but their share of the popular vote, at 7.2 percent, was its worst since its predecessor the Liberal Party took 5.9 percent in 1959 . Ms Davidson, who became engaged to partner Jen Wilson in May 2016, told the BBC: "I was fairly straightforward with her (Mrs May) and I told her that there were a number of things that count to me more than the party".

Global Three-way tie for lead at St. Jude Classic entering Sunday
Author: 0 Three-way tie for lead at St. Jude Classic entering Sunday

There's a three-way tie for the lead through two rounds of the PGA's St. Jude Classic in Memphis. Overnight joint-leader Munoz maintained his share of the advantage thanks to three birdies in a seven-hole stretch after the turn, while Reavie posted an eagle late on in his blemish-free card.

Author: 0 Gulf states announce humanitarian hotline for mixed Qatari families

Iranian media meanwhile reported Sunday that three traditional dhow boats carrying some 350 tons of fruit are to leave for Qatar from the small Iranian port of Dayyer. Al-Udeid, located in the Qatari desert, is home to some 10,000 U.S. troops and is a crucial hub in the fight against Islamic State group extremists in Syria and Iraq.

Author: 0 Iran arrests 8 suspected of supporting Daesh-claimed attacks on Tehran

Smoke is seen during an attack on the Iranian parliament in central Tehran , Iran . People in the crowds chanted "Death to Saudi Arabia" alongside the more customary slogans against the United States and Israel. The cutting remarks from Khamenei came one day after Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, denounced President Trump's response to the suicide bombing as "repugnant".

Global Accuser Back On The Stand At Bill Cosby Sex Assault Trial
Author: 0 Accuser Back On The Stand At Bill Cosby Sex Assault Trial

Bill Cosby's lawyers sought on Wednesday at his criminal trial to portray the woman accusing him of a 2004 sexual assault as an opportunist who pursued the comedian's affections before going after his money. "As an advocate for women and with my nonprofit the Kamp Kizzy Foundation, which is all about empowerment, self esteem for girls, I don't take these charges lightly".

Author: 0 Gulf nations may let some Qataris stay amid diplomatic rift

The president's remarks given in the Rose Garden contradicted Tillerson who earlier urged Qatar's neighbors to ease their blockade and use "calm and thoughtful dialogue". Iranian media meanwhile reported Sunday that three traditional dhow boats carrying some 350 tons of fruit are to leave for Qatar from the small Iranian port of Dayyer.

Author: 0 Iran Says It Has Killed Alleged Planner of Deadly Tehran Attack

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said the attacks will add to the hatred that Iranians harbor toward the US and Saudi Arabia. A senior official, who also asked not to be named, said the attacks would push Iran toward "a harsher regional policy".

Global United Kingdom election: How a fringe party with few votes became kingmaker
Author: 0 United Kingdom election: How a fringe party with few votes became kingmaker

May called the early election when her party was comfortably ahead in the polls, in the hope of increasing her majority and strengthening Britain's hand in exit talks with the EU. Her Downing Street office had announced on Saturday that the "principles of an outline agreement" with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) had been agreed, only for the DUP itself to cast doubt on that account hours later.

Global Macron seeks majority as France votes for new parliament
Author: 0 Macron seeks majority as France votes for new parliament

Opinion polls show Macron's centrist party getting at least 30 percent of first-round votes, with the right-wing Republicans and allies getting about 20 percent and Le Pen's far-right National Front getting 17 percent. Police in France have deployed more 50,000 forces on patrol as the country is still under a state of emergency following a wave of terrorist attacks that have claimed over 230 lives since 2015.

Author: 0 Qatar to take legal action against Gulf states

Qatar denies the allegations. The president's remarks given in the Rose Garden contradicted Tillerson who earlier urged Qatar's neighbors to ease their blockade and use "calm and thoughtful dialogue". Turkish products are meeting high demand in stores across Qatar, which is facing an economic blockade from fellow Arab countries. Nationals of countries that cut diplomatic ties with Qatar this week are free to remain in the Gulf state in line with existing regulations, according to a statement ...

Global Philippines Takes Losses As US Steps Up Support
Author: 0 Philippines Takes Losses As US Steps Up Support

US special forces are assisting Philippine troops in their operations against Islamic militants in the southern city of Marawi , the USA embassy in Manila said in an emailed statement. But it said its role was confined to providing technical assistance. "Their participation is limited to intelligence sharing", he said. The raid, however pre-empted a plot by hundreds of militants waving Islamic State group-style black flags to capture Marawi and kill Christians, military officials say.

Global USA soldiers killed in Afghanistan
Author: 0 USA soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Mike Pence , The US Vice President , speaking in the state of Wisconsin, noted that President Donald Trump had already been informed about what had happened. Such strikes have bred deep mistrust between local and foreign forces. Insider attacks have also plagued Afghan troops, depleting morale and causing mistrust within security ranks.

Global Top two aides to British PM Theresa May quit
Author: 0 Top two aides to British PM Theresa May quit

But Johnson said he backed May. May called the early election in April when opinion polls suggested she was set for a sweeping win. May's aides, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, announced on Saturday that they had quit following sustained criticism of the campaign within the party.

Global Warner says any Trump attempt to quash Russia probe would be 'appalling'
Author: 0 Warner says any Trump attempt to quash Russia probe would be 'appalling'

Members of the Senate intelligence committee wanted to know about news reports claiming Trump had asked Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Adm. Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California asked Rosenstein several times if he would sign a document that would to give full independence to Mueller from the Justice Department during the Russian Federation probe, reports CNN .

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