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by | June 06, 2017 | 07:59

Condemning the brutal attacks at the London Bridge and nearby, British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that there is "far too much tolerance of extremism in our country". After a suicide bomber killed 22 people in the city of Manchester on May 22, British police and politicians were furious when USA media, citing intelligence sources, named the perpetrator and then published photographs of evidence from the scene.

by | June 06, 2017 | 06:41

Both the UAE and Egypt made the announcement on their state-run news agencies within minutes of each other. Saudi Arabia , which leads a coalition of nations fighting in support of Yemen's government, also said Qatar's forces would be withdrawn from that fight.

by | June 06, 2017 | 06:27

Citing police sources, RTE said the man is believed to have been from Morocco and married to a Scottish woman. Police shot and killed the three attackers, and May said their identities would be released "when progress in the investigation permits".

by | June 06, 2017 | 07:45

In his letter, Mr Brown, who represented Fife for 32 years, says Nicola Sturgeon "should focus on the day job of running our schools and hospitals, and forget about her obsession with another divisive independence referendum". Since Theresa May's announcement of a snap general election, the Tories have suffered a tightening of their opinion poll lead. Only 26% think she should stay and the rest are unsure.

by | June 06, 2017 | 06:55

Survivors smashed through windows to flee as dozens perished trapped by fire in a casino in Manila . Police said one gunman fired at an LED screen at the resort and lit a table on fire but did not shoot anyone. The victims appeared to have died of suffocation from the smoke and were not shot, said Superintendent Tomas Apolinario, Bureau of Fire Protection, Southern Police District in an interview that aired on local media .

by | June 06, 2017 | 07:38

Putin suggested that skilled hackers anywhere, including the USA, could shift the blame for hacking onto Russian Federation. "We didn't have any relationship at all", the Russian president said of Trump . Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin meets supporters in Moscow, December 1, 2011. Trump has offered contradictory accounts of his relationship with Putin over time but has also said the two never met.

by | June 06, 2017 | 07:01

Meanwhile, the president is interviewing replacements for Comey, including two on Tuesday - John Pistole, a former deputy Federal Bureau of Investigation director, and Christopher Wray, a former assistant attorney general. Comey's been cleared for takeoff by Trump's latest adversary - Robert Mueller , reports NBC News. "He's happy to testify, and he's happy to cooperate."Another source also opened up to Politico about the case, confirming that Comey's testimony can come as early as next ...

by | June 06, 2017 | 06:15

He also criticized the issuing of a second, revised travel ban which he claimed was more politically-correct and watered down . Last week, the Trump administration appealed to have overturned decisions by the lower court to block the revised ban to the Supreme Court .

by | June 06, 2017 | 06:13

Later, Labour's leader, Jeremy Corbyn , said the manifesto had been approved in an amended form by a party committee, but he would not say which elements had changed. The Labour leader will blame a "bomb first, talk later" for the growing insecurity in the world and claim the war on terror has failed. The Financial Times says the policies show a "misguided bid to turn the clock back" by Mr Corbyn, although it concedes there are elements that "deserve debate".

by | June 06, 2017 | 07:14

Prime Minister Theresa May said the attackers were driven by "Islamist extremism". Controlled explosions were carried out at the property in Barking during the raids on Sunday morning. May said more must be done to combat "bigotry and hatred". Here is what we know about the attack, which came 12 days after a suicide bombing in Manchester and just days ahead of Britain's general election on Thursday.

by | June 06, 2017 | 06:46

Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates made no demands of Qatar as their decision plunged the global travel hub into chaos and ignited the biggest diplomatic crisis in the Gulf since the 1991 war against Iraq. Saudi Arabia and Iran are at odds over a number of regional issues, including Iran's nuclear program and what Saudis see as Tehran's growing influence in the kingdom's sphere of influence - especially in Syria, Lebanon and neighboring Yemen.

by | June 06, 2017 | 06:49

She said providing more firearms for London Police wouldn't be a sensible solution to the increased tempo of attacks, saying the strategy of having special mobile units of heavily armed officers is effective. The Metropolitan Police are "increasingly confident" the three attackers were the only ones involved in the attack, and officers say they are making "significant progress" in identifying them.

by | June 06, 2017 | 06:36

NY lawyer George T. Conway III says Trump's Monday tweets taking aim at the Justice Department "may make some ppl feel better", but won't help win a majority in the Supreme Court . The executive order issued by Trump bars people attempting to travel to the US from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen from entering the country.

by | June 06, 2017 | 06:14

The Gulf country denied the allegations. Unlike other the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations where the Kerala diaspora is shrinking due to a host of reasons, Keralites have been looking forward for greener pastures in Qatar of late.

by | June 06, 2017 | 06:36

May said the series of attacks were not connected in terms of planning and execution, but were inspired by what she called a "single, evil ideology of Islamist extremism" that represented a perversion of Islam and of the truth. The Prime Minister spoke for the nation in her initial response yesterday. "Enough is enough. Everybody needs to go about their lives as they normally would".

by | June 06, 2017 | 06:59

The idea of a damaging Russian file on Trump "is just another piece of nonsense", Putin said . "Where would we get this information?" Russian Federation is ready to listen to comments that are constructive with the goal of establishing a relationship "but we will absolutely not accept when these sorts of things are used as an instrument of political conflict", he said .

by | June 06, 2017 | 07:10

In a related development, Qatar has asked its citizens to leave the United Arab Emirates within 14 days to comply with a decision by Abu Dhabi to sever ties with Doha , the Qatari embassy in Abu Dhabi said on social media. The Maldives also followed suit in severing diplomatic ties with Qatar. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called on the parties to sit down and address their differences, though he does not believe the crisis will affect the war against the Islamic State.

by | June 06, 2017 | 06:17

The poll suggested she will win only a slender parliamentary majority of 14 seats, the Sunday Times said. "Meanwhile, Labour's support still relies a great deal on younger people, who in the past have proven less likely to vote". But Mrs May is still heavily tipped for victory and anything other than a Tory majority would be a major shock. Doubts about Hammond's future have mounted since he had to reverse plans to raise payroll taxes for self-employed workers just days after presenting ...

by | June 06, 2017 | 06:05

The House adopted a resolution that members would be in "continuous session" over the summer to try to reach a deal. If there's no deal by Thursday, action will require a three-fifths majority in both houses. At least the Senate crafted a budget and debated meaningfully, starting in January, the policy issues that impact the state. The measure passed the Illinois House 115-0 on Monday and will head to the state Senate for consideration of the bill with the changes.

by | June 06, 2017 | 06:57

The incident took place just moments after an Ariana Grande concert , and numerous victims were teens and children. Outside the stadium, there was praise for the police officer who danced with the crowds. Heartfelt words from Ariana Grande at One Love Manchester . More than £10 million has already been raised, with £2 million of the total sum donated during the three hours of the benefit concert exclusively through text and online pledges.

by | June 06, 2017 | 06:19

The move reflects longstanding anger at Qatar's support for Islamist groups that are outlawed by other Arab nations, as well as the increasingly bitter rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Jane Kinninmont, a senior research fellow at London's Chatham House, said the renewed tensions were not clearly linked to "something new that Qatar has done".

by | June 06, 2017 | 06:26

Tottenham midfielder Josh Onomah has said that he is "lost for words" after being sent off late in England's 1-0 win over Mexico in the Federation Internationale de Football Association U-20 World Cup quarter-finals. "It was a really tough game against an excellent Mexico side and I'm absolutely delighted to get through". I have no idea what the referee saw. "I thought we defended for our lives when we had to and created some really good chances in the attacking phases, but didn't ...

by | June 06, 2017 | 06:19

Rather, it's more likely that they seek to impose carbon-related tariffs on USA goods if these are deemed to be enjoying an unfair advantage because they are produced in an economy free of carbon restraints. I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris. Within the USA, the announcement saw protests amidst questions about President Trump's views on climate change.

by | June 06, 2017 | 06:11

The active shooting was reported at about 8:03 a.m. and deputies arrived minutes later to find three men and one woman dead, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said. Demings said Neumann was an Army veteran, honorably discharged in 1999, who did not have a concealed weapons permit, the wire service says. Demings says the people who came to work at the awning manufacturing company "were going about their business" when the shooter started firing.

by | June 06, 2017 | 05:46

Sushma Swaraj , India's foreign minister, said the moves against Qatar would not impact New Delhi's ties with Doha. It long has denied supporting militant groups and described the crisis as being fueled by "absolute fabrications" stemming from a recent hack of its state-run news agency.

by | June 06, 2017 | 05:16

The three national security officials - Mattis, Tillerson and McMaster - had believed till the day before that the speech would include that line. Trump's team was so confident that he would stand by Article 5 in his speech that, as late as one day beforehand, a White House aide assured The New York Times it would happen.

by | June 06, 2017 | 06:36

The other attacker was named as Rachid Redouane , 30, from Barking . The attackers, wearing fake suicide vests, were shot dead by eight officers after police unleashed a hail of 50 bullets upon them. Both men lived in Barking , East London . Pressure on May intensified Monday when she faced a volley of questions over police cuts from journalists at a campaign event.

by | June 06, 2017 | 05:40

I want to thank my fellow musicians and friends for reaching out to be a part of our expression of love for Manchester... Other stars who took to the stage included Pharrell Williams, One Direction star Niall Horan , Justin Bieber , Little Mix and Imogen Heap while Katy Perry performed her hit Roar, saying: "We will not be silenced, Manchester".

by | June 06, 2017 | 05:55

Another person told the BBC's Asian Network that the jihadi, who was wearing an Arsenal shirt when he carried out the London Bridge attack, had become brainwashed through watching videos of USA hate preacher Ahmad Musa Jibril. It is not clear how having more police on the beat would have prevented the attack, since the men were shot dead within eight minutes, but the issue of police cuts has come back to haunt May, who served for six years at home secretary under her predecessor David ...

by | June 06, 2017 | 05:46

It's a massive blow to US prestige, and one that will likely filter down to USA companies that do business globally, making it harder for them to win business. And everyone must respect it. Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea also regretted the USA move and reiterated their commitment to implement the agreement.

by | June 06, 2017 | 06:05

Hearing his painful sobs on the phone while he's alone trying to deal with this tears me apart. "One of my friends would let Abz babysit his daughter", Mimbo said. The attackers mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge with a white hire van before jumping out and going around bars and restaurants in the area wearing fake suicide vests and stabbing revellers at random.

by | June 06, 2017 | 06:38

The move followed a similar step by the UAE port of Fujairah, which issued a notice barring all vessels carrying Qatari flags and any destined for or arriving from Qatari ports. "Qatari citizens must leave the UAE within 14 days, in accordance with the statement issued by the concerned Emirati parties", the embassy tweeted.

by | June 06, 2017 | 06:43

The sheriff's office calls the situation "contained and stable", says CNN affiliate TV station WFTV. Nearly a year ago, an attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando left 49 people dead, in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. He was not charged in that case. Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said the shooter, identified as Army veteran John Robert Neumann Jr., 45, had been fired in April and was previously accused of assaulting a co-worker.

by | June 06, 2017 | 06:44

The new trailer includes a host of special guests set to feature in the new season, such as Shania Twain , RuPaul, Steve Buscemi and Curb Your Enthusiasm's Wanda Sykes. That, plus one entirely necessary Trump-masturbation sequence. That seems to be what that scene involving Abbi meeting her annoying roommate Bevers ( John Gemberling ) is all about, and I think that might be what's happening in the scenes where Ilana is wearing an orange wig and appears to meet Lincoln ( Hannibal Buress ...

by | June 06, 2017 | 05:16

Gardai are investigating whether the ID card belonged to the dead man and if the documents are authentic, the paper reported. Redouane, who also used the name Rachid Elkhdar, was identified after a records check in the United Kingdom established that he had lived for a time in south Dublin.