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by | May 31, 2017 | 19:39

Australia's foreign minister has reiterated why the country is fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq after a vehicle bomb killed 17 people including one Australian girl in Baghdad on Monday. Karrada was hit by a massive truck bomb in July 2016 that killed at least 324 people, the deadliest attack in Iraq since the US -led invasion of the country in 2003.

by | May 31, 2017 | 19:33

Despite pushback, however, there was no denial of the latest twist in the Russian Federation investigation: that son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner is now under scrutiny. The FBI is investigating whether Donald Trump's son-in-law plotted with a Russian banker to set up a secret direct line to Vladimir Putin. US President Donald Trump says he has "total confidence" in his embattled senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner , following reports Kushner tried to set up a ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 20:25

Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said: "The Islamic Emirate (as the Taliban call themselves) condemn those blasts carried out against civilians and in which civilians suffer casualties without a clear target". "Their injuries are not thought to be life threatening", Unsworth said. Frenzy erupted out outside the hospital as ambulances and police trucks began bringing in the bodies of those killed.

by | May 31, 2017 | 19:34

Home Secretary Amber Rudd had earlier criticized United States officials for sharing details of the atrocity with American media. Some of the clues suggesting Abedi was part of a wider terror network in Manchester have been revealed in leaked photos of the remnants of the bomb itself.

by | May 31, 2017 | 19:14

The Illinois House has approved legislation to eventually hike the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour. Following the overwhelming support for the bill, Speaker Yakubu Dogara referred the bill to the House Committee on Labour, Employment and Productivity for further legislative action.

by | May 31, 2017 | 20:19

Just over a week before the snap election that Theresa May called buoyed by a massive lead in the polls , YouGov's first seat by seat projection of the campaign suggests that the Tories will now fall 16 seats short of overall majority. Mr Corbyn was challenged by an audience member who claimed the Labour leader had "openly supported the IRA in the past" by attending a commemoration for eight IRA members killed by the SAS in Loughgall.

by | May 31, 2017 | 18:33

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said the attack was in the "immediate vicinity" of the nation's embassy. No group has claimed responsibility for what the authorities say was a suicide vehicle bombing that struck a highly secure diplomatic area of the Afghan capital.

by | May 31, 2017 | 20:07

Macron wants to smash the left-right divide which has dominated France for decades, and his start-up centrist Republic on the Move (REM) party, which is just a year old, needs to forge a wide base of support. The fervently pro-European Macron also said he would help rebuild the flagging European Union. Posting on Twitter a picture of the pair in a gilded room of the Elysee presidential palace, Macron called Philippe "the prime minister of a government of unity and renewal to change France".

by | May 31, 2017 | 18:31

British officials were infuriated by the leaks but believe US law enforcement was responsible for them, not the White House. Prime Minister Theresa May will confront President Donald Trump over US media leaks from the Manchester bombing probe, as one of the closest intelligence-sharing partnerships is tested as never before in the fight against global terrorism.

by | May 31, 2017 | 20:15

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Air Force's 30th Space Wing and U.S. Northern Command are conducting the test, he said. "Flight intercept testing, particularly against realistic targets, remains a key element of the program to assess the effectiveness of our deployed missile defense system, as well as to demonstrate the capability and continue the development of such a system", he added.

by | May 31, 2017 | 18:47

The Missile Defense Agency said it was the first live-fire test against a simulated ICBM for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD), managed by Boeing Co., and hailed it as an "incredible accomplishment". "This system is vitally important to the defense of our homeland, and this test demonstrates that we have a capable, credible deterrent", the director of the Missile Defense Agency says.

by | May 31, 2017 | 18:56

Menwhile, the BBC reported that an Afghan driver and four of its journalists were injured in the blast. Besides this, incidents of attack on the Indian mission in Afghanistan have been reported in the past too. The bombing killed 58 people and wounded 141. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast. Some people nearby who tweeted about the attack said it must the biggest explosion in the city this year.

by | May 31, 2017 | 18:35

Nevertheless, some critics have called for Kushner's security clearance to be revoked, while others say he should temporarily step aside while his ties to Moscow are being reviewed . "Whenever you see the words "sources say" in the fake news media, and they don't mention names". "In addition to that, and perhaps more importantly, he is a very good person", Trump told the New York Times .

by | May 31, 2017 | 19:11

With the FIFA U-17 World Cup scheduled to kick off in October this year, Modi's call for German help will come as encouraging news for Indian youth hoping to make a mark in the world of football. Modi's tour also leads him to Spain, France and Russian Federation - but not to former colonial power Britain . "More than 500 Indian managers have benefited from this programme", he said.

by | May 31, 2017 | 19:18

In a letter to the Senate committee on Monday, Mr Flynn invoked his Fifth Amendment protection from self-incrimination in deflecting the panel's subpoena for a wide array of documents and information related to his contacts with Russians. Rep. Adam Schiff of California told reporters at a breakfast Wednesday that Flynn has declined to provide materials to the committee. The Russia has investigation has dogged Trump's presidency since he was inaugurated in January.

by | May 31, 2017 | 18:35

The test was once scheduled for previous year, but pushed back as the Missile Defense Agency made engineering changes to the interceptor, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office released Tuesday. mainland, the USA military intelligence chief recently warned that such a development is only a matter of time. North Korea's latest act Monday involved firing a short-range ballistic missile that landed in Japan's maritime economic zone.

by | May 31, 2017 | 19:20

The US leader also berated 23 of NATO's 28 members - including Germany - for "still not paying what they should be paying" towards the funding of the alliance. Merkel has said the climate agreement is so important there should not be any compromise on it. But Merkel's meetings this week - first a chummy meeting with India's leader on Tuesday and then a sit-down with the Chinese prime minister on Wednesday - were bracing reminders of the trade ties being forged outside the United States ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 19:21

It is unclear whether German embassy staff in Kabul were injured or killed, a security source said. Clouds of black smoke were sent spiralling over the centre of the city by the powerful blast, detonated in a square packed with commuters during rush hour.

by | May 31, 2017 | 19:33

Politico today reported that Dubke plans to return to BRG. Among the more solid reports , is one that Sean Spicer will be scaling down his public role for the White House and focusing more on press strategy, rather than press briefings (the White House says not to expect many of those, anyway).

by | May 31, 2017 | 18:22

The airbase in southern Turkey has been at the centre of a bilateral row since Ankara earlier this month blocked a visit there by German parliamentarians to the base which is used by the global coalition fighting the Islamic State group. Earlier, the German defense minister confirmed that Berlin is considering eight locations to possibly relocate its soldiers, but said that the decision concerning the relocation had not yet been taken.

by | May 31, 2017 | 19:15

The German Gate is the entry point to the road in the diplomatic area which houses missions of several countries. The Afghan Taliban later issued a statement denying any involvement in the bombing and condemning all attacks against civilians.

by | May 31, 2017 | 19:49

Modi and Ms. Merkel. "To enhance this, we, in India, are ready with open arms to welcome German companies", Modi said at the Business Summit. And India, which has been pivoting to the east in its own bid to boost trade ties with Southeast Asia, doesn't want to be left out as Europe finds new dance partners.

by | May 31, 2017 | 19:55

When he refused to relent, Goel ordered Mishra be marshalled out of the house. Kapil Mishra, the ousted AAP minister was manhandled by AAP legislators today in Delhi Assembly. What the MLAs did was wrong. The incident exposed AAP as a frustrated group said the BJP . Talking to the media outside the assembly, Mishra said he had written a letter to Goel on Tuesday, urging for the special public session.

by | May 31, 2017 | 18:46

The ministry did not have details on the possible target of the attack. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the attack came as the resurgent Taliban are stepping up their annual "spring offensive". "It felt like an quake", said 21-year-old Mohammad Hassan, describing the moment the blast struck the bank where he was working. During the explosion, nearby building's windows were broken and the blast resulted in enormous burn in the area.

by | May 31, 2017 | 18:53

The epicenter of the blast was a busy section of Kabul near the Arg, the 19th century fortress that houses the President's home and residence, and close to the German embassy. "Such attacks do not change our resolve in continuing to support the Afghan government in the stabilization of the country", he said. Like past attacks, the anger soon moved to the government for failing to protect residents - even in one of the most guarded enclaves in the city.

by | May 31, 2017 | 18:53

Mr Trump, who has called global warming a "hoax", tweeted on Wednesday morning: "I will be announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days". Trump's top aides were divided on the issue; some advocated withdrawal, others urged him to stay. Why Is the U.S. So Important to the Deal? Several big coal companies, including Cloud Peak Energy, had publicly urged Trump to stay in the deal as a way to help protect the industry's mining interests overseas, though others asked ...

by | May 31, 2017 | 18:41

It quotes two sources with direct knowledge of the decision. Axios reported Wednesday that Trump has chose to withdraw from the accord, citing two people with knowledge of the decision. The U.S., he said, is "well positioned to compete" with the agreement in place and staying in means "a seat at the negotiating table to ensure a level playing field".

by | May 31, 2017 | 18:28

Ramon Romero Jr. "There was a threat made from Representative Rinaldi to put a bullet in one of my colleagues' heads", state Rep. Justin Rodriguez said during the news conference. Protesters flooded the Texas state capitol to rally against SB4, dubbed the "anti-sanctuary city" bill because of its discriminatory bent. Once all the protesters were gone, the House gaveled back in and lawmakers went back to largely ceremonial final-day duties.

by | May 31, 2017 | 18:39

The meeting came as Trump was openly feuding with US intelligence agencies and their conclusion that Russian Federation had tried to disrupt the presidential election and turn it in his favor. Did Kushner know Flynn was under investigation as an agent of Turkey when he entered government? Its sources say that the two discussed terrorism and "economic relations" between the United States and Russian Federation.

by | May 31, 2017 | 18:59

The veteran left-winger's decision to attend reflects a growing confidence in the Labour camp, buoyed by the latest YouGov poll that suggested the United Kingdom could be heading for a hung parliament on 9 June, with the Tories falling short of an overall majority.

by | May 31, 2017 | 18:55

Both leaders declared they would secure a good deal, without going into specifics on issues that the European Union has already taken a position on. "He is not prepared to take a single hard decision for the good of our economy". "We will make sure there is a deal". And when he was challenged over why some of his "core beliefs" - such as nationalising banks - did not feature in the Labour manifesto, he said: "I'm not a dictator who writes things to tell people what to do".

by | May 31, 2017 | 19:15

Authorities say officers acted on a tip about 1:50 a.m. and saw the weapon in plain view in the vehicle, which had been turned in to a hotel valet by the driver. A hotel spokeswoman identified the person arrested as a guest who was "behaving suspiciously". It is unknown at this time if Moles was planning any sort of violent act, though police did say that Moles made threatening remarks.

by | May 31, 2017 | 19:33

The report , citing a single unnamed source, says that a December meeting between Kushner and Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak - a meeting that Kushner didn't disclose on his security clearance application - "focused on Syria". Trump semi-regularly retweets items from FOX News and promotes shows from the network. "It is my opinion that numerous leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media", he tweeted .

by | May 31, 2017 | 19:32

A simulated attack intercontinental ballistic missile was sacked from a tiny island in the Pacific. The United States has 26 interceptors based at Fort Greely in Alaska and four at Vandenberg Air Force Base. ambassador to the United Nations said the Trump administration believed Beijing was using back channels with North Korea in an attempt to get it to stop missile and nuclear tests.

by | May 31, 2017 | 17:36

President Emmanuel Macron has warned that France would respond immediately to any use of chemical weapons in Syria. After describing dialogue with Russia as essential to solving a number of problems, Macron also said that he had been frank about the need for Putin to stop the brutal treatment of members of the LGBT community in the Russian republic of Chechnya.