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by | June 06, 2017 | 18:21

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn's call came on Monday as United Kingdom election campaigning resumed after a deadly terror attack at London Bridge and Borough Market in the United Kingdom capital. It was the second time the candidates suspended campaigning since the Manchester Arena bombing which killed 22 people. However, May said although there had been three major attacks recently, the security forces had foiled five others.

by | June 06, 2017 | 18:56

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed diplomatic relations with Qatar in a coordinated move accusing the Gulf state of supporting terrorism. With production capacity of about 600,000 barrels per day (bpd), Qatar's crude output ranks as one of the smallest among the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, but tension within the cartel could weaken the supply deal aimed at supporting prices.

by | June 06, 2017 | 19:08

Just a half hour before the NDP Leader John Horgan and Green Leader Andrew weaver announced details of their agreement, Clark held a brief press conference where she confirmed she has no plans to step aside and hand over the reins of power to the NDP, even though she acknowledged the inevitability of an NDP minority government.

by | June 06, 2017 | 18:48

As everyone now knows, Donald Trump has decided, after long deliberation, that the United States government will no longer (at least for the next three years and seven months) be assuming a lead role in global efforts to reduce greenhouse gases and limit anthropogenic climate change.

by | June 06, 2017 | 18:22

Earlier in the day, Ghani issued an ultimatum to the Taliban , warning them to embrace peace or "face consequences" after announcing that the death toll from last week s devastating truck bombing had passed 150. That blast caused serious damage to the German embassy, and lighter damage to the Indian and other embassies nearby. The first blast, on last Wednesday, also took place in Kabul's diplomatic enclave and killed at least 150 people while 300 others were injured, Afghanistani President ...

by | June 06, 2017 | 18:46

Authorities have said the London attack was apparently unconnected to the Manchester bombing. "No reason to be alarmed", was the full statement. "As a proud and patriotic British Muslim, I say this". Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull revealed that four Australians were caught up in the attack, including Ms Candice Hedge and Mr Andrew Morrison, who were both stabbed and are recovering.

by | June 06, 2017 | 18:47

The Washington Post reported on Friday that the USA intelligence community intercepted communications in which the Russians were discussing the meeting. But Conway downplayed the reports of Kushner's proposals to Russian officials as falling within the realm of ordinary White House work. "And I think it's important to recognize that the president has expressed full confidence in Jared Kushner and also went on to note the considerable progress and very large, important portfolio that Jared ...

by | June 06, 2017 | 19:13

Naturally, the next step for a film of this breadth is a sequel, and even though Warner Bros. has yet to greenlight Wonder Woman 2 (really, what are they waiting for?) director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot are contractually obligated to make another film.

by | June 06, 2017 | 19:14

Still, the minister struck a defiant tone, rejecting those "trying to impose their will on Qatar or intervene in its internal affairs". The call came after a senior Saudi royal arrived in Kuwait with a message from the Saudi king. Despite a longstanding view that Qatar is a sponsor of regional terrorism, Egypt will need to be careful in its position as it risks having workers expelled from the Gulf state.

by | June 06, 2017 | 18:59

BG Padilla gave no further details on the supposed Singaporean fighters, or their roles in the Maute group. "Let's talk about confining it to the part of Mindanao and making it smaller and smaller", said Ramos, who has been one of Duterte's most important political allies.

by | June 06, 2017 | 19:38

Fiamma Inc ., at 2427 Forsyth Road, is a more than 70-year-old family-run company that specializes in "lightweight easy to operate RV awnings with hand-built craftsmanship", according to the company's web site. Months after 45-year-old John Robert Neumann Jr., was sacked from a business here in an industrial area more than seven miles from downtown, he returned Monday morning - armed with a semiautomatic handgun and a hunting knife, authorities said.

by | June 06, 2017 | 18:00

The cutoff in relations was sparked by a purported hack into Qatar's state news agency and leaks of alleged comments by the Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in support of the Muslim Brotherhood and Saudi Arabia's arch-rival, Iran. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson downplayed the seriousness of the dispute and said the United States was willing to help resolve it. "I think what we're witnessing is a growing list of some irritants in the region that have been there for some time, and ...

by | June 06, 2017 | 19:25

The firms who were noticeably absent were Oracle, IBM, and all the major telecommunications providers. The decisions to create ambitious state renewable energy requirements, to encourage a utility to promote energy efficiency, to work together with other states to reduce carbon pollution, all happen independently of the federal government.

by | June 06, 2017 | 18:18

London's Metropolitan Police on Monday released the names and photographs of two of the men. Le Drian confirmed that one French citizen died in the attack and said eight French had been injured, four of whom are in a serious condition.

by | June 06, 2017 | 18:39

The B-52 was in global airspace but close to the Russian border, and was escorted away, the ministry said. The incident took place on Tuesday morning around 10 a.m. Additionally, U.S. aircraft intercepted a number of Russian bombers near the coast of Alaska in May. That came after multiple interactions near the coast of Alaska - where Russian warplanes were intercepted by US jets four times over a few weeks.

by | June 06, 2017 | 18:49

Flynn, who was already advising the Trump campaign at the time, was paid $45,000 to speak at the event. Putin's remarks came during an interview with NBC News' Megyn Kelly . USA needs to stop interfering in other countries' internal affairs and blame Russia for that, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview, which the NBC aired on Sunday.

by | June 06, 2017 | 18:16

He is expected to survive. Counterterrorism police raided two addresses in the Newham and Barking areas. Khuram Shazad Butt , left, and Rachid Redouane are seen in a photo combination released by London's Metropolitan Police on June 5, 2017 .

by | June 06, 2017 | 19:13

Qatar is home to the sprawling al-Udeid Air Base, which is home to the U.S. military's Central Command and some 10,000 American troops. The Gulf nation has landed at the center of a major diplomatic crisis after Saudi Arabia , Bahrain , Egypt , Yemen and the United Arab Emirates broke off diplomatic relations on Monday.

by | June 06, 2017 | 19:32

Qatar is rich in oil and gas but it doesn't really produce its own food - nearly all of comes from Saudi Arabia . While President Trump's role in this unfolding Gulf drama may not seem immediately obvious, his vision of a Saudi-led Arab world, united against Iran, is indeed responsible for the diplomatic hullabaloo.

by | June 06, 2017 | 18:02

Daniel Summerhays took a lead into the final round, but double-bogeyed the third hole and bogeyed the fourth to slide back to the field. I nearly had a chance to win there."I really don't have any goals tomorrow besides give all my efforts into each shot", Summerhays said.While there was no pressure on the long putt, Dufner sank it anyway."My game's really solid right now".

by | June 06, 2017 | 19:22

Macron said last week that he wanted to bring together soon the "Normandy format" which groups the leaders of Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine and which met first in Normandy, north-west France. "I confirm what I said earlier on this issue, if necessary, the sanctions may be strengthened but only in case of escalation of the conflict in Ukraine".

by | June 06, 2017 | 19:31

Police raided two addresses in east London on Sunday, in the wake of the van and knife rampage in which seven people were killed and 48 injured. Salahudeen said the man used to wear ankle-length camouflage pants - similar to the ones seen in a picture of one of the bodies of the three attackers shot dead by police on Saturday night.

by | June 06, 2017 | 19:24

Oil prices slipped further below $50 a barrel on Tuesday on concerns that a diplomatic rift between Qatar and several Arab states including Saudi Arabia could undermine efforts by OPEC to tighten the market . Before Monday, Qatar had appeared unperturbed by the growing political tensions. He called for "a dialogue of openness and honesty" to resolve the crisis and pledged that Qatar will not allow the standoff to harm relations with the United States , which maintains a major ...

by | June 06, 2017 | 19:05

At least 10 states and a slew of USA cities have signaled that they are committing to the Paris climate accord despite President Trump's decision last week to withdraw the US from the pact. U.S. emissions had been declining in recent years, but that will stop - according to an analysis by the Rhodium Group , they'll hold steady around 14 percent below 2005 levels, a far cry from the reduction of at least 26 percent Obama promised.

by | June 06, 2017 | 18:11

The real test comes in determining whether the person has the potential to become violent and what resources are available to investigate. Daesh had claimed responsibility for London attack, as it did for the Manchester bombing almost two weeks ago, in which 22 were killed.

by | June 06, 2017 | 17:52

Joining Mr. Lagman as petitioners are Akbayan Citizens' Action Party-list Representative Tomasito S. Villarin, Magdalo Party-list Representative Gary C. The protesting lawmakers said the martial law is "flawed" because Duterte "acted alone without the benefit of a recommendation from Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana or from any ranking officer of the Armed Forces of the Philippines".

by | June 06, 2017 | 18:35

The White House had floated the idea that Trump could invoke executive privilege, to protect the confidentiality of presidential discussions. Eric Trump, left, and Donald Trump Jr., executive vice presidents of The Trump Organization, pose for a photograph at an event for Scion Hotels, a division of Trump hotels, Monday, June 5, 2017, in NY.

by | June 06, 2017 | 17:47

They knew that victory here would guarantee a spot in the semi-finals, with one match - against Australia at Edgbaston on Saturday - still to play. But a wicket followed in the same over when Shakib was given out lbw by Nigel Llong off Head, despite being well down the pitch; DRS backed up the decision on umpire's call but Shakib could probably be a little unlucky since the ball had struck him only fractionally in line.

by | June 06, 2017 | 17:40

Khan, the first Muslim mayor of a major western capital, said the Islamist extremists who targeted civilians in bars and restaurants were despicable and the city would be resilient in the face of the attack. "I have been responsible for giving the police extra powers to deal with terrorism". Only around five-percent of United Kingdom police officers are authorized to carry firearms.

by | June 06, 2017 | 18:39

The White House said Monday it would not invoke executive privilege to prevent Comey from testifying. But White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders officially called a halt to the talk on Monday, declaring that "the president will not invoke executive privilege".

by | June 06, 2017 | 17:36

Police said that Butt, a 27-year-old British citizen, was known to authorities, but that Redouane was not. The statement did not provide details on why Butt had come to the attention of law enforcement. "If we let the terror attacks affect our lifestyle, they win, that is something I tell myself". Barking resident Erica Gasperri said she had reported Butt to police after she saw him teaching local children about Islam and showing them how to pray.

by | June 06, 2017 | 17:24

Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drain will hold talks with his Saudi and Qatari counterparts later in the day as well as a representative of Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince on Wednesday to discuss the issue, the ministry said. The move forbids Saudi, UAE and Bahraini citizens from travelling to Qatar, residing in it or passing through it, Saudi state news has reported . The three Gulf states announced the closure of transport ties with Qatar and gave Qatari visitors and residents two weeks to leave ...

by | June 06, 2017 | 18:27

But trying to use it to silence Comey could have put Trump on shaky legal and political ground.The meeting with McCabe was not primarily about Comey's testimony, the senators said.The Senate intelligence committee also has invited the top spy of the United States of America and law enforcement officials to testify Wednesday at a hearing about the federal law governing foreign intelligence collection.

by | June 06, 2017 | 18:55

Notching its lowest annual rate in at least five years, consumer price inflation INCPIY=ECI slowed to 2.99 percent in April from 3.89 percent in March, just below the RBI's target of 4.0 percent. "I think the RBI will pause on rates", said Mahendra Jajoo, who oversees nearly Rs10 billion in assets as head of fixed income at Mirae Asset Global Investments (India) Pvt.

by | June 06, 2017 | 18:33

A statement from Mayor Sadiq Khan's office said the vigil is being held this morning at Potters Fields Park, an open space which surrounds City Hall on the River Thames near Tower Bridge. Rowley said two of them, a 55-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman, were later released without being charged. He said the public can expect to see additional police - both armed and unarmed - across London.