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Author: 0 Gulf leaders trade barbs as Qatar dispute shows no let-up

On Monday, Saudi Arabia , the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain led a string of countries that cut ties with Qatar over what they say is the emirate's financing of extremist groups and its ties to Iran , Saudi Arabia's regional arch-rival. "There has been clear evidence on the involvement of terrorist groups backed by Qatar in acts in several Arab countries, including Egypt", he said.

Global London attackers made fake explosive belts out of water bottles and tape
Author: 0 London attackers made fake explosive belts out of water bottles and tape

Among the evidence were plastic water bottles, like those used to create the fake suicide belts each of the terrorists was wearing during the attack. Butt and his aides Moroccan-origin Rachid Redouane and Moroccon-Italian Yousef Zaghba rammed a high-speed van into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing revellers at the nearby Borough Market , killing eight people before being shot dead by armed police officers last week.

Author: 0 United States soldiers killed in Afghanistan

The death toll later rose to three, with one injured. "And our thoughts and prayers are with the families of these American heroes", said Pence. So-called "green-on-blue" attacks - when Afghan soldiers or police turn their guns on worldwide troops - have been a major problem during NATO's long years fighting alongside Afghan forces.

Author: 0 Trump lawyer criticizes Comey's leak to news media

President Donald Trump says he's been vindicated and is deriding James Comey as a "leaker" after the fired FBI director accused him of lying and trying to quash an investigation into a former national security adviser. The February meeting was one of several one-on-one encounters that Comey said made him feel such intense discomfort that he felt compelled to document them in memos.

Author: 0 British Prime Minister Theresa May's Top 2 Aides Quit

Although he admitted that the general election was a "huge disappointment" , Mr Timothy tried to put a positive spin on the result, saying: "The Conservatives won more than 13.6 million votes, which is an historically high number, and more than Tony Blair won in all three of his election victories".

Author: 0 Qatar says Gulf citizens can stay despite crisis

Qatar has been in talks with Iran and Turkey to secure food and water supplies after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut links, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism. Qatar Airways also stopped its flights to the four Arab countries in response to the UAE's Etihad, Emirates, FlyDubai, EgyptAir and Bahrain's Gulf Air suspending flights to Qatar.

Global Things to watch: Coats, Rogers, McCabe and Rosenstein testify
Author: 0 Things to watch: Coats, Rogers, McCabe and Rosenstein testify

The directors of national intelligence and the National Security Agency say they are in discussions with the White House about whether their conversations with President Donald Trump are protected by executive privilege . The president has repeatedly called for an end to the Russian investigation in his public remarks. Heinrich's questioning of the government officials generated lots of chatter on social media, with CNN contributor Rebecca Berg tweeting that the typically low-key ...

Author: 0 Amid Gulf crisis, Qatar rejects 'blockade,' repeatedly denies allegations of funding terrorism

The government of Qatar has hired former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft to help the country challenge accusations from its Arab neighbors and U.S. The statement, attributed to the Ministry of Interior, said there was no change in policy toward the nationals of "brotherly and friendly countries which cut or reduced diplomatic relations following the malicious and hostile campaigns against Qatar".

Global DUP leader Arlene Foster to hold talks at No10 with Theresa May
Author: 0 DUP leader Arlene Foster to hold talks at No10 with Theresa May

A party spokesman confirmed the resignation of Hill, a combative character who one former colleague said had helped create a "toxic" atmosphere at the heart of the government. Who is party leader Arlene Foster - the new power behind Theresa May? May put on a fearless face after Thursday's vote, expressing sorrow for the MPs who lost their seats but refusing to acknowledge how her election gamble backfired.

Global DUP agrees 'confidence' deal with Conservatives in UK
Author: 0 DUP agrees 'confidence' deal with Conservatives in UK

And almost 24 hours after polls closed across the country, Labour finally took the central London seat of Kensington after three recounts, meaning the final tally remained at 318 seats for the Conservatives and 262 for Labour. Ms Soubry, who campaigned for Britain to stay in the EU ahead of last year's referendum, said in light of the election result, Ms May did not have a majority in parliament for taking Britain out of the European single market.

Author: 0 'Dead Woman Walking': Amid Election Fallout, Theresa May Stands On Shaky Ground

Negotiations with Brussels on the UK's departure from the European Union are due to start on 19 June, and Mrs May is now seeking the backing of the Democratic Unionist Party to prop up her minority government. A 2010 election poster putting distance between the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and their would-be bedfellows, The Conservatives, has gone viral.

Global British PM Seeks Minority Government Following Election Losses
Author: 0 British PM Seeks Minority Government Following Election Losses

The result is "exactly the opposite of why she held the election and she then has to go and negotiate Brexit in that weakened position", said Professor Tony Travers of the London School of Economics university. The election's biggest victor was Corbyn , who confounded expectations that his left-wing views made him electorally toxic. Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster speaks at a press conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Friday.

Global Qatari blacklist not an 'escalation' of crisis, UAE official says
Author: 0 Qatari blacklist not an 'escalation' of crisis, UAE official says

Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were among those who joined Saudi Arabia on Monday in cutting diplomatic ties with Qatar. Shortly after the announcement, images emerged of Qatari residents stocking up on food and other supplies, as the peninsula heavily depends on imports.

Author: 0 Comey Says Trump Lied

One source of the Trump-Comey dispute: Comey's memos. At a different point during the news conference, Trump said he would "100 percent" be willing to testify under oath, and went on to criticize Comey's testimony . And the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director's detailed notes from conversations with Trump have been turned over to the special counsel. Also, Trump refused to say whether his private conversations with Comey were taped - a matter at the heart of conflicting ...

Global UK Police Arrest 28-Year-Old Man in London Bridge Probe
Author: 0 UK Police Arrest 28-Year-Old Man in London Bridge Probe

It is thought three victims were killed on the bridge - including one man who was thrown into the Thames - before the attackers left the vehicle and stabbed five people to death around Borough Market. Ten men remain in custody for questioning, while a total of eight people have now been released without charge, Greater Manchester Police said. One man is still being held.

Global Theresa May's joint chiefs of staff resign after botched Conservative election gamble
Author: 0 Theresa May's joint chiefs of staff resign after botched Conservative election gamble

A spokesman said he is discussing with the DUP "how best they can provide support" to Theresa May's Government, Downing Street said. Earlier, Arlene Foster, the leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionists (DUP ), confirmed she would be meeting Mrs May in Downing Street on Tuesday with a view to finalising a deal to prop up a minority Tory government.

Global US Joins Philippine Battle Against Islamic State Group's Allies
Author: 0 US Joins Philippine Battle Against Islamic State Group's Allies

Portions of the only Islamic city in the country are falling into debris after successive aerial bombardments of the government forces against its enemies ensued running for several weeks now, but the government said they are now planning on rehabilitation and recovery.

Global Theresa May warned: You will never lead Tories into another general election
Author: 0 Theresa May warned: You will never lead Tories into another general election

Osborne, who became the editor of London's Evening Standard newspaper earlier this year, was equally dismissive, saying his former parliamentary colleague was "in a permanent leadership campaign". "In the end the only person who decides to have a General Election is the Prime Minster". " Theresa May is a dead woman walking . The only person who decides what's in the manifesto, is the Prime Minister".

Global Saudi Arabia, Bahrain May Loosen Curbs on Some Qatari Families
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia, Bahrain May Loosen Curbs on Some Qatari Families

Conde offered as AU chairman to "mediate.in order to find a swift and peaceful solution to this crisis". Qatar meanwhile pledged those nations' citizens will have "complete freedom" to stay in the energy-rich country. Iran Air spokesman Shahrokh Noushabadi said that some 90 tons of food items such as fruit and vegetables were sent to Doha by five planes. A separate SPA report on Saturday acknowledged Tillerson's call for Qatar to curtail support for terrorism, but did not mention his ...

Global Boris Johnson 'urges Tories to back PM' after leadership campaign claims
Author: 0 Boris Johnson 'urges Tories to back PM' after leadership campaign claims

The reports came after Mrs May's two closest aides, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill , resigned from their posts as the fallout from the election campaign continued. In a statement issued at midnight, the DUP said: "The DUP held discussions with representatives of the Conservative Party in line with [party leader] Arlene Foster's commitment to explore how we might bring stability to the nation at this time of great challenge".

Global Jeremy Corbyn keeps his eyes on Downing Street
Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn keeps his eyes on Downing Street

Several lawmakers demanded the resignation of May's top advisers, who have been widely blamed for a disastrous policy to make the elderly pay more toward their care and a campaign seen as too insulated from ordinary voters and too focused on attacking her opponent.

Global Severed head, headless body found in Mississippi
Author: 0 Severed head, headless body found in Mississippi

The Police have not revealed the motive in the case and would not confirm whether the murder was carried out by a gang. He added, "No I have never seen anything to occur where a head has been torn or cut from a body". Vance said whoever committed the crime may have been sending a message. Jackson police are assuming the head belongs to the body. He did say that finding just the head was not a typical homicide scene.

Author: 0 United Kingdom exit poll says Conservatives to win largest number of seats

May said that her government would lead the country through upcoming Brexit negotiations with the European Union , and that she will work to keep the country safe following the recent attacks in London and Manchester. The recriminations were immediate and stinging. Even if the Conservative Party has enough votes necessary to continue to govern, Theresa May might have to resign.

Global British PM's days numbered as top aides quit?
Author: 0 British PM's days numbered as top aides quit?

He said his party would seek to vote down May's Queen's Speech, or programme for government, when she presented it to parliament. "As we are the party who won most seats and most votes, we are the only party that is in a position to form a government that can do that".

Global British PM Theresa May under fresh pressure as top aides quit
Author: 0 British PM Theresa May under fresh pressure as top aides quit

The BBC understands the PM had been warned she faced a leadership challenge on Monday unless she sacked Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill. They formed part of May's small inner circle and were blamed by many Conservatives for the party's lackluster campaign and unpopular election platform, which alienated older voters with its plan to take away a winter fuel allowance and make them pay more for long-term care.

Global Britain's May reaches power deal in battle to cling on
Author: 0 Britain's May reaches power deal in battle to cling on

She had been Home secretary in recent years, before becoming prime minister. The eurosceptic wing of the party has always been a thorn in the side of Conservative prime ministers. But he also set out his concerns about the way the campaign was managed, in comments viewed as a sideswipe at election guru Sir Lynton Crosby. Beleaguered May is appointing new members of her government after several.

Author: 0 UK Labour Leader Corbyn: 'I Can Still Be Prime Minister'

However, Johnson said he backed May. He aides, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, quit on Saturday following sustained criticism of the campaign within the party. The DUP said the "talks so far have been positive", adding: "Discussions will continue next week to work on the details and to reach agreement on arrangements for the new Parliament".

Global United States and Somali forces strikes Al-Shabab command post
Author: 0 United States and Somali forces strikes Al-Shabab command post

White. USA military forces, in conjunction with Somali special troops, have conducted an operation against a major bastion of the Takfiri al-Shabab militants in the southern part of Somalia, inflicting losses on the extremists. "This strike will enhance security and reduce the threats of al-Shabaab". This was a successful strike which destroyed a key al-Shabaab command and supply hub.

Global Jeff Sessions to Discuss Comey's Testimony With US Senate Panel
Author: 0 Jeff Sessions to Discuss Comey's Testimony With US Senate Panel

In a letter Saturday, Sessions writes that his decision comes in light of last week's testimony by fired FBI Director James Comey. Jeff Sessions, a longtime senator until President Donald Trump picked him as United States attorney general, heads to Congress this coming week when he will face a grilling about his Russian interactions.

Global Theresa May's Chiefs of Staff Resign After Election Results
Author: 0 Theresa May's Chiefs of Staff Resign After Election Results

A record number of 51 black, Asian and ethnic minority MPs have been elected to the British Parliament in the 2017 general election that was held on Thursday. 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 British prime minister names new chief of staff
Author: 0 British prime minister names new chief of staff

May's co-chiefs of staff, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill , announced their resignations Saturday on the Conservative Home political blog. Theresa May's two closest advisers have quit after the Conservatives' failure to win the general election .

Author: 0 House intel panel demands 'Comey tapes' as Trump razzes on their existence

Trump abruptly fired Comey as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on May 9, admitting later that the Russian Federation probe was on his mind at the time. Indeed, Comey was but one of President Obama's operatives remaining in government for the sole objective of first, preventing Clinton's election, then undermining President Trump and his administration - leading toward Trump's impeachment - clearly, all President Obama's men and women.

Author: 0 Stop funding terror, teaching hate: Trump to Qatar

The diplomatic crisis, the worst since the 1990 invasion of Kuwait by Iraq and the subsequent Gulf War, has seen Arab nations and others cut ties to Qatar , which hosts a major United States military base and will be the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup .

Global Senior UK Conservative lawmaker in Belfast for talks with DUP -PA
Author: 0 Senior UK Conservative lawmaker in Belfast for talks with DUP -PA

A petition against British Prime Minister Theresa May's deal with the ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party garnered almost 600,000 signatures today as concern grew over her plan to govern with their support . In Brussels, home of the European Union, there was a mix of puzzlement, confusion and frustration over the chaos of British politics. "They really only know one way to operate and that's to have enemies and I'm sure I'm one of those this morning".

Global Thousands mourn Tehran attack victims, chant 'Death to Saudi'
Author: 0 Thousands mourn Tehran attack victims, chant 'Death to Saudi'

In Wednesday's attacks no member of the parliament was killed as the attackers were unable to reach the main building. Local police in Iran's western province of Kermanshah also said two people have been arrested in connection with the double attacks, while over 90 handguns have been discovered during a security operation in Ravansar County.

Global 'Dead woman walking': UK's Theresa May clings to power
Author: 0 'Dead woman walking': UK's Theresa May clings to power

On Brexit, Corbyn said he wanted "tariff-free access to the European market" and to maintain membership of key European agencies, as well as European Convention on Human Rights and European Court of Human Rights but he confirmed he would press ahead with leaving the EU if he became prime minister.

Global UK's Labour leader Corbyn sees possible new election this year or next
Author: 0 UK's Labour leader Corbyn sees possible new election this year or next

The results of the United Kingdom election are in, revealing a stunning setback for the ruling Conservative party . Senior party figures have cautioned against any immediate leadership challenge, saying it would cause only further disruption as Britain prepares to start the Brexit talks as early as June 19.

Global GOP shrugs off Comey revelations, sticks with Trump
Author: 0 GOP shrugs off Comey revelations, sticks with Trump

Although Comey refused to say to senators whether he thought Trump had obstructed justice, he suggested that matter would be considered by the special prosecutor recently appointed to investigate links between Trump associates and Russians - hardly a statement of vindication for the president.

Global Nicola Sturgeon refuses to answer questions on Labour deal
Author: 0 Nicola Sturgeon refuses to answer questions on Labour deal

However there was no timetable in the manifesto yesterday, prompting speculation the SNP leader was sidelining her plan after Mrs May insisted " now is not the time " for a new vote. Scotland should have a choice about our future at the end of the Brexit process. Polls appear to show that while the Scottish National Party will easily win the election in Scotland, the Conservatives will take some seats from it by sticking to practically one policy - opposing independence.

Global Britain's May seeks deal with Northern Ireland party to cling to power
Author: 0 Britain's May seeks deal with Northern Ireland party to cling to power

She also reiterated that she would seek a reciprocal agreement early in the talks on rights of European Union and British citizens, Downing Street said. Dogus ( photo ) sharply closed the gap on the sitting member of parliament from Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives in the Cities of London and Westminster constituency - home to Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and the British capital's financial centre.

Author: 0 United Kingdom leader May strikes tentative deal with N Ireland party

But the plan to team up with the party, which is the largest in the Northern Ireland Assembly, has drawn criticism from the public over its attitude towards issues like LBGT and women's rights, and climate change. Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party gave a stiff competition to the Tories by garnering 261 seats, a gain of 29, while the Conservatives lost 12 seats. The pound hit an eight-week low against the dollar and its lowest levels in seven months versus the euro before recovering slightly on ...

Author: 0 Iran makes more arrests after deadly Tehran attacks

Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi stated that the assailant was killed by Iranian intelligence forces but did not provide any further details about the individual or his death. At least 22 people were killed and scores injured Wednesday in a twin attack claimed by IS on the parliament building and the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic.

Author: 0 Trump accuses Comey of lying, offers to talk to Special Counsel

Correction: They already have. "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go", Comey quoted Trump as saying. He is a good guy. Earlier on Thursday, Comey said, "Lordy, I hope there are tapes". WILLIAM BRANGHAM: He did tell President Trump several times that he wasn't specifically under investigation.

Author: 0 Iran sends planes of food to Qatar after biggest suppliers cut ties

President Donald Trump at first offered to host Qatar and its adversaries - all U.S. allies - at the White House, but on Friday said Qatar has been a high-level sponsor of terrorism and backed the Gulf pressure. Iran has sent five planes of food to Qatar, Iran's national carrier said on Sunday, days after Gulf countries cut off air and other transport links to the emirate.

Author: 0 Trump's lawyer to file complaint against Comey for leaked memos

Later, during a White House Rose Garden press conference with visiting Romanian president Klaus Iohannis, Mr Trump said , "Yesterday showed no collusion, no obstruction". "I didn't say under oath - I hardly know the man", the president said about Comey. "I can definitively say the president is not a liar, and I think it's frankly insulting that question would be asked", spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

Author: 0 Iran says it has killed mastermind of twin Tehran attacks

It said dozens of people have been detained. On Wednesday, terrorists launched two simultaneous attacks on Iran's parliament building and the mausoleum of the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini, in southern Tehran .

Global Theresa May's two key aides quit following election
Author: 0 Theresa May's two key aides quit following election

Instead, she has left Britain's government ranks in disarray, days before the divorce negotiations are due to start on June 19. The result has demolished May's political authority, and she has also lost her two top aides, sacrificed in a bid to save their leader from being toppled by a furious Conservative Party.

Author: 0 Top Theresa May aides resign after conservative United Kingdom election humiliation

Downing Street said that the deal was one of " confidence and supply ", meaning the DUP would support the government on key votes with either yea votes or abstention. A deal between the government and the DUP could also unsettle the precarious balance between Northern Ireland's British loyalist and Irish nationalist parties.

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