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by | June 06, 2017 | 08:38

Pedestrians were mowed down by a van on London Bridge before attackers stabbed a police officer and revellers around Borough Market with 12-inch knives. Into this mix come fears about battle-hardened Britons returning from Isis-held territory in Syria as the terrorist group loses territory, adding to the threat.

by | June 06, 2017 | 09:22

The pound to dollar exchange rate dipped from $1.28772 to lows of $1.27734, following predictions of a hung parliament. However the YouGov poll points towards the party losing 20 seats in the election with Labour adding 30 seats, leaving no clear majority.

by | June 06, 2017 | 08:31

She said police know the identity of the three attackers but will not release them yet because of the ongoing investigation. "He has more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump's ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context his remarks urging Londoners not to be alarmed when they saw more police - including armed officers - on the streets".

by | June 06, 2017 | 08:42

May was then asked again about police numbers. He said he backed similar calls by "very responsible people" who were "very worried" about her record. He said that she is "responsible for security failures of London Bridge, Manchester, Westminster Bridge" and that she should not be seeking re-election.

by | June 06, 2017 | 08:23

Apple's Siri assistant will be integrated into the $349 speaker, and can make music recommendations that pair with the company's Apple Music service, send text messages, check news and sports scores and control compatible home gadgets like lightbulbs and thermostats.

by | June 06, 2017 | 09:24

Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime minister Paolo Gentiloni responded with a joint statement , saying: "We deem the momentum generated in Paris in December 2015 irreversible and we firmly believe that the Paris Agreement can not be renegotiated, since it is a vital instrument for our planet, societies and economies".

by | June 06, 2017 | 08:07

Eighteen people remained in a critical condition. Mr Trump continued to criticise Mr Khan, tweeting on Monday: " Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his "no reason to be alarmed" statement". Today, he also accused the American courts of being "slow" and "political". The IRA ran a 30-year armed campaign against British rule in Northern Ireland.

by | June 06, 2017 | 08:49

No sooner had President Donald Trump made his announcement on Thursday to pull out of the landmark Paris climate deal, that Brown fired off a statement decrying the decision and vowing to push ahead with ambitious climate policies. "This idea that the Paris agreement has a negligible impact on future climate change is certainly not what we conveyed and was not the conclusion of our analysis", he told the Review .

by | June 06, 2017 | 09:27

A day earlier at an economic forum moderated by Kelly in St. Petersburg, Putin said it was possible that Russian hackers were merely in "high spirits" and chose to meddle in the USA election on behalf of their country. 'We know more or less what is going to happen. You create a sensation out of nothing. "Your lives must be boring". MSNBC, Today and NBC Nightly News all broadcast previews of Sunday Night's big get, Kelly's sit-down last week with Russian President Vladimir Putin .

by | June 06, 2017 | 09:12

After the attack, British Prime Minister Theresa May called for regulation of online content via global agreements. This time , with the alert level "severe" rather than "critical", no details have emerged from overseas. Three knife-wielding attackers in fake suicide vests unleashed a terror rampage in the British capital, plowing a van into pedestrians on the iconic London Bridge before stabbing revellers in nearby Borough market.

by | June 06, 2017 | 09:05

But, she said, she hopes the USA won't "fall back" in its efforts to address climate change, adding that Alaskans are already seeing impacts. Trump cited a study by the National Economic Research Associates - funded by the U.S. The pact is aimed at combating climate change around the world and helping nations adapt to its effects by requiring countries to present plans to reduce carbon emissions.

by | June 06, 2017 | 07:27

Varadkar's sexual orientation, along with his part-Indian parentage, has already been seized upon by global media as a signifier of Ireland's supposed transition from conservative traditionalism to liberal modernity. 66 year old Kenny was the leader of the party for 15. Varadkar, who now serves as minister for social protection, will officially be confirmed as prime minister when the Irish parliament reconvenes on June 13, according to CNN .

by | June 06, 2017 | 08:50

Armed police were quickly on the scene and three assailants were shot and killed within eight minutes of the first call to emergency services. Born in Pakistan , Butt was a British citizen and a keen Arsenal fan, who wore the club's shirt as he carried out the murders on Saturday.

by | June 06, 2017 | 07:31

British police are stretched by the number of people they believe could potentially commit an act of terrorism. Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, told NBC today that Trump's tweet Sunday was not a political attack. May has been more measured, defending Mayor Sadiq Khan but not directly criticizing Trump. Appearing on Channel 4 News, Mr Khan said Mr Trump was wrong about "many things" and that his state visit should not go ahead.

by | June 06, 2017 | 07:22

North Korea has so far defied worldwide pressures and conducted two more ballistic missile tests in the past two weeks. "This is all about North Korean missiles and the threat that North Korean missiles pose to the Republic of Korea, and it's for the defense of the Republic of Korea and nothing else", Brooks said, as quoted by Yonhap news agency.

by | June 06, 2017 | 08:04

The White House and the Russian bank have offered conflicting explanations for the meeting between Kushner and Sergey Gorkov , a Putin appointee, which has only fueled the intrigue around the senior Trump aide who was named as a point of focus in the FBI's criminal probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, according to United States officials briefed on the investigation.

by | June 06, 2017 | 07:02

Butt briefly worked for Transport for London , the entity that oversees the city's public transport system. One person has been released without charge, and police raids are continuing. "If we become aware of an emergency involving imminent harm to someone's safety, we notify law enforcement", said Milner on Sunday. Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn criticised May for cutting police numbers and repeated his pledge to recruit 10,000 new police officers, including armed officers.

by | June 06, 2017 | 07:17

Dennings said seven other employees were in the building at the time, none of whom were hurt. Four of the victims were identified by police as Kevin Clark , 53; Jeffrey Roberts , 57; Robert Snyder , 69; and Brenda Montanez-Crespo, 44. It is headquartered in the Italian town of Cardano al Campo, northwest of Milan, according to the company's site. Fiamma Awning is six miles away.

by | June 06, 2017 | 08:23

She said: "There is a very clear choice on Thursday - you can either vote for a party which is committed to continuing its failed cuts agenda or you can vote for the SNP and demand that Tory austerity is consigned to the dustbin". "Instead of campaigning for better standards in our schools and hospitals, once again the nationalists have taken to the streets to campaign for another divisive independence referendum".

by | June 06, 2017 | 08:06

May faced a string of awkward questions from members of the public on Friday, including a challenge from a nurse, Victoria Davey, who left the leader faltering after confronting her over the one per cent pay increase of NHS staff, the Guardian reported on Friday.

by | June 06, 2017 | 07:38

SpongeBob SquarePants is making the move from his pineapple under the sea to the Great White Way, in a new musical set to open at Broadway's Palace Theatre on December 4. But just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises to the surface. The new musical, titled " SpongeBob SquarePants ", will follow the popular Nickelodeon character and his band of friends in a new journey set to original songs from some of music's biggest names - including David Bowie, John Legend , Sara ...

by | June 06, 2017 | 08:29

Police forensic officers on London Bridge Sunday June 4, 2017 following Saturday night's terrorist incident. The assailants ran people over on London Bridge before lunging seemingly at random at the crowds gathered around Borough Market, which is full of restaurants and bars.

by | June 06, 2017 | 06:48

Yemen, Libya's eastern-based government and the Maldives joined later. Qatar, home to about 10,000 USA troops and the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, criticized the move as a "violation of its sovereignty". Qatar's backing of Islamists dates to a decision by the current ruling emir's father to end a tradition of automatic deference to Saudi Arabia, the dominant Gulf Arab power, and forge the widest possible array of allies.

by | June 06, 2017 | 08:00

The Senate Intelligence Committee announced last week that Comey will testify in an open hearing on June 8, his first official government appearance since Trump unexpectedly fired him last month. The ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director will appear Thursday before the Senate intelligence committee, for a hearing sure to be replete with political drama and intrigue.

by | June 06, 2017 | 06:20

Soon after Saturday night's terrorist attack in London , where seven were killed and almost 50 were injured, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis was asked for his reaction to the deadly incident. He said: "I am here to show respect to the people who were murdered and the injured.The whole world shows them respect.We will win and continue normal life".

by | June 06, 2017 | 07:31

Inquiries are ongoing to confirm the identity of their accomplice, police said . The three attackers, who plowed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge then stabbed bystanders, were fatally shot by police just eight minutes after the incident was first reported.

by | June 06, 2017 | 07:59

The three attackers were wearing what appeared to be explosive vests, but Rowley said police established these to be hoaxes. The trio of attackers were shot dead by the police at the scene. "They kept coming to try to stab me. they were stabbing everyone". Renan Marquese, a sous-chef at a tapas restaurant, said he was working when he heard chaotic sounds outside.

by | June 06, 2017 | 06:47

Since violence between Israel and Palestine escalated in 2015, Palestinians have killed 42 Israelis, two visiting Americans, and one British student, according to the Associated Press, while 246 Palestinians have died by Israeli fire. This proposal for a Palestinian state, with East Jerusalem as its capital, has always been demanded by the Palestinians and is generally accepted by the worldwide community.

by | June 06, 2017 | 07:57

Bahrain , Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates made no demands of Qatar as their decision plunged the worldwide travel hub into chaos and ignited the biggest diplomatic crisis in the Gulf since the 1991 war against Iraq. Qatar is home to global airline Qatar Airways and many airports in the Gulf region are major hubs for worldwide connecting flights. The crisis is the worst to hit Gulf Arab nations since the creation in 1981 of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) grouping Saudi ...

by | June 06, 2017 | 07:18

Japan said the missile landed within its Exclusive Economic Zone, an area of water extended 200 nautical miles from the Japanese coast. The launch was confirmed by the U.S. " North Korea's continued provocative acts will only quicken its isolation and face strong retaliation by our military, the South Korea-U.S. alliance and the worldwide community", a South Korean spokesman said.

by | June 06, 2017 | 07:39

Qatar said its state-run news agency and Twitter account were hacked and the story was fake, but state-linked media continued to publish the comments. While the severing of ties was sudden, it has not come out of the blue, as tensions have been building for years, and particularly in recent weeks.

by | June 06, 2017 | 07:26

British Culture Secretary Karen Bradley said tech companies needed to tackle extremist content, in a similar way to how they had removed indecent images of children. He imagines a system where law enforcement would have to ask a judge for a warrant to retrieve encrypted information. "If we get to the point where we say, 'Privacy is not as important as staying alive, ' I think there will be some setup which will allow the government to breach privacy", he said.

by | June 06, 2017 | 06:18

Libya alleged that Qatar interfered in its domestic affairs. Saudi Arabia , Egypt and the UAE all declared it a "terrorist group" after a Brotherhood government, led by Mohamed Morsi, won democratic elections in Egypt before being overthrown by the military in 2013.

by | June 06, 2017 | 07:03

Section 1233 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was to provide counseling about living wills, advance health directives and end-of-life care options. "And in our marketplace in Arizona, one-in-five people covered through the marketplace is a child", she said. Even the administration is distancing itself from the House version, which CMS Administrator Seema Verma recently called "outdated".

by | June 06, 2017 | 06:11

FOREIGN OFFICE: Pakistan has no immediate plans to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar , Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said in response to news of the rift between Qatar and five other Middle Eastern nations, stated that Pakistan has no such plans.