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by | June 07, 2017 | 07:06

A few days after Comey's dismissal, people close to him told reporters that he kept detailed notes of his meetings with the president. Comey is scheduled to testify Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee. After a White House briefing, the Post reported, Trump cleared the room of everyone except Dir. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the president plans to attend an infrastructure summit in the morning, then address the Faith and Freedom Coalition's "Road to Majority" ...

by | June 07, 2017 | 07:55

EgyptAir, the national carrier, has suspended all flights from and to Qatar. Qatar stands isolated as the four Arab allies - Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates - of the USA have declared to snap diplomatic ties with the region's financial superpower for its alleged support to Islamist groups and its closeness to Iran.

by | June 07, 2017 | 07:18

Police in the Philippines insisted from the start it was not terrorism and the attack was a failed robbery. "He would have shot all the people gambling" if his goal was terrorism, said national police chief Ronald dela Rosa. Hotel employees told CNN a masked gunman was firing at hotel guests from the second floor. "He lay down on the bed, covered himself with a thick blanket, apparently poured gasoline on the blanket and burned himself", Dela Rosa said.

by | June 07, 2017 | 08:15

In an interview with ITV's Julie Etchingham tonight , Mrs May said her father's death in a auto accident had been "a tremendous shock" but support from her husband Philip and the wider community had helped her cope with the loss. When discussing her childhood, Mrs May, who has previously described herself as a "goody two shoes", told ITV she was "bookish as a child" and enjoyed learning.

by | June 07, 2017 | 07:17

Hours later, Qatar Airways , which flies to nine cities in Saudi Arabia alone, announced it had suspended all flights to Saudi, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt in the wake of the diplomatic boycott. The call came after a senior Saudi royal arrived in Kuwait with a message from the Saudi king. While Trump, too, shares the Saudi and UAE goals of weakening hardline Islamic movements and stemming Iran's influence, American officials hadn't publicly singled out Qatar as a problem.

by | June 07, 2017 | 08:18

They also said that globally, the trend of separating technical and non-technical education has faded, and the single regulator would keep the change in mind. The proposed higher education empowerment regulation agency is aimed at eliminating overlaps in jurisdiction and removing irrelevant regulatory provisions.

by | June 07, 2017 | 07:09

London Mayor Sadiq Khan accused Donald Trump on Monday of seeking to divide communities in Britain after the USA president criticised his leadership following a terror attack in the city. Penny Mordaunt, a Conservative candidate for the 2017 General Election, tweeted the transcript to Khan's interview to show her support for his words and actions after the terror attacks.

by | June 07, 2017 | 07:20

Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault Wednesday after he allegedly slammed Ben Jacobs , a political reporter for the US edition of The Guardian newspaper. Unless the reporter deserved it". Gianforte will now take the state's only seat in the House of Representatives. The polls are open in a race for Montana's only congressional seat just hours after the front-running candidate was charged with beating up a reporter.

by | June 07, 2017 | 07:34

Saudi Arabia and allies including Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain announced Monday they were severing diplomatic relations and closing air, sea and land links with Qatar. Hours later, Qatar Airways , which flies to nine cities in Saudi Arabia alone, announced it had suspended all flights to Saudi, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt.

by | June 07, 2017 | 06:31

Large numbers of police cars filled the area on the Ile de Cite island in the River Seine in the center of Paris . The motive for the attack is not yet known. Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nancy Soderberg was among the hundreds of people trapped inside the cathedral after the attack, the AP reports. A police source told the Reuters news agency that the man approached the police officer with a hammer.

by | June 07, 2017 | 06:25

Many Democrats and the teachers union say Scott's proposal to negotiate a statewide contract for teacher health insurance violates a fundamental aspect of collective bargaining. Negron said the House's plan could "negatively impact our budget, and potentially our bond rating, in future years". Although the task is unfinished, Florida's lawmakers aren't scheduled to talk about medical marijuana .

by | June 07, 2017 | 07:12

See PA story ELECTION Main. Last week Jim Messina, a former White House deputy chief of staff who joined the Tory campaign in April, hit back at YouGov research that suggested May could lose 20 seats - and her majority. She told the paper: "You have had the well-planned terrorist attacks in the past, and you have had the lone wolves". Mrs May said the "pace of intent to try to do us harm has been significant" and that the threat had become "more complex".

by | June 07, 2017 | 06:32

The biggest diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf region since the 1991 US-led war against Iraq pits several nations against Qatar , which is home to some 10,000 American troops and a major U.S. The U.S. also has a huge base in Bahrain , which hosts the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command headquarters and the Navy's Fifth Fleet. Like earlier administrations, Trump's had kept its concerns private while publicly praising Qatari efforts to stamp out terror financing.

by | June 07, 2017 | 07:06

The White House issued a statement declaring the act should not be considered a retreat from Trump's support for Israel, and that he still intends to move the embassy, as a matter of when, not if. The senior administration official also defended the fact that Trump not moving the embassy was breaking a key campaign promise. "Despite the disappointment at the lack of transfer of the embassy at this time, Israel appreciates President Trump's friendship and his commitment to the subsequent ...

by | June 07, 2017 | 06:09

The sanctions resolution "is a crafty hostile act with the goal of putting a curb on the DPRK's buildup of nuclear forces, disarming it and causing economic suffocation to it", the foreign ministry spokesman said in the statement carried by its official KCNA news agency on Sunday.

by | June 07, 2017 | 06:15

Paris is also reeling from an April attack at the Champs-Elysees that left a police officer dead. He posted a photo of a body on the ground. A man who attacked police officers with a hammer near Notre Dame Cathedral was shot. "We also found on him knives, kitchen knives, so it's literally with basic tools that he came to attack", Collomb said. "The police man is OK, he is in a stable condition".

by | June 07, 2017 | 06:43

What was London Mayor Sadiq Khan's response to the second terror attack on his city in less than three months? MSM is working hard to sell it!' Speaking on the BBC, Mr Khan made clear that he was advising people not to be concerned by the presence of additional armed police officers on the streets of the capital in the days to come, and not playing down anxieties about the attack itself.

by | June 07, 2017 | 05:41

London Mayor Sadiq Khan led a minute's silence. Trump escalated his criticism of London Mayor Sadiq Khan, incorrectly stating that Khan had told Londoners to not be "alarmed" about terrorism. It all started when Khan stated in an interview that being prepared for a terrorist attack is part and parcel of living in a big, global city. Also, the U.S.

by | June 07, 2017 | 06:52

Although Canada has relied on the United States as a neighbour with great capabilities, Freeland indicated this was no longer assured. The Trudeau government has been careful to avoid antagonizing Donald Trump but Freeland, like German Chancellor Angela Merkel last week, indicated that the US president should no longer be viewed as a reliable partner.

by | June 07, 2017 | 06:30

Collomb said the man shouted, "This is for Syria", in the attack. Matthew Currie Holmes who was in London during the London Bridge terror attack tweeted saying: 'So we are trapped in Notre Dame Cathedral. Witnesses around Notre Dame Cathedral are describing a dramatic police operation in the tourist-filled site in central Paris . The man is believed to have survived the shooting but has been injured in the shooting in the north eastern corner of the square in front of the Notre Dame.

by | June 07, 2017 | 06:54

Another tragic terror attack, just days ahead of the June 8 United Kingdom general election has added a new element to a vote where polls had shown the Conservative party lead over Labour narrowing to mid-single digits prio to the event.

by | June 07, 2017 | 06:18

Gérard Collomb, the interior minister, who visited the scene shortly afterwards, said: "A person armed with a hammer started hitting a police officer". Police earlier tweeted that they were responding to an incident at the square outside the cathedral and warned the public to stay away. "My wife and I ran".

by | June 07, 2017 | 07:08

Derick Almena and Max Harris face 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter . They each face up to 39 years in prison if convicted, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley said at a press conference on Monday. Then it came to light that the space did not have current permits from fire inspectors . Numerous complaints were directed at the lot, pointing to a "ton of garbage piling up on the property" as well as the "illegal interior building structure" at the warehouse, according ...

by | June 07, 2017 | 05:25

They said that after the clashes intensified and it became hard for forces to carry on searches they allegedly opened fire on protesters injuring one Aadil Ahmad Magray son of Farooq Ahamd Magray. In occupied Kashmir, a 12th class student was martyred and several youth were injured in the firing of Indian troops on peaceful protesters in Shopian district, this evening.

by | June 07, 2017 | 06:19

On June 1, President Donald Trump announced he was withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris agreement on climate change, a UN treaty signed by nearly 200 nations in 2016 and considered a major achievement by his predecessor, Barack Obama. Brown told reporters on the sidelines of a clean energy forum in Beijing on Tuesday that the failure of leadership from the United States was "only temporary" and said science and the market would be required to get past it.

by | June 07, 2017 | 06:57

Amid furious worldwide criticism of Trump's decision on Thursday to quit the Paris climate agreement , White House spokesmen had refused on Friday to say whether the president even believed the climate was changing . In response to the same question , 47 percent accused Trump of costing the United States more jobs in the renewable energy sector than it would create elsewhere.

by | June 07, 2017 | 06:29

Bahrain , Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates announced Monday they would cut diplomatic ties. "Our position generally as a nation is that these things ebb and flow from find to time, but we've worked with all of the countries", he said .

by | June 07, 2017 | 06:04

Eyewitnesses said masked men opened fire after stopping the Christians , who were in a bus and other vehicles on a desert road. ISIS said on Saturday that its fighters had ambushed the Christians as they were travelling to the Saint Samuel monastery in Egypt's southern province of Minya.

by | June 07, 2017 | 05:05

Ruth Davidson has been reaffirming her opposition to a second referendum and Willie Rennie said it was a straight race between the Lib Dems and the SNP . "I am absolutely convinced that we can do that because I believe in Britain and I believe in the British people". "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 07, 2017 | 06:24

US-led global troops ended their combat mission in Afghanistan at the end of 2014, switching to a support and counterterrorism role. The Taliban have steadily expanded their reach over the last two years, seizing control of several districts in different parts of the country.

by | June 07, 2017 | 06:21

The police acted with lightning-fast precision, killing the three assailants within eight minutes of the emergency call. "I think Sadiq Khan is doing a good job and it's wrong to say anything else - he's doing a good job", she told reporters at an election campaign event in London .

by | June 07, 2017 | 05:48

File image of American ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. The group is still hashing out the details after an initial rush of statements from mayors condemning Trump's decision, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton (D) said in a phone interview Thursday.

by | June 07, 2017 | 05:25

There are rumors that White House officials have recommended he tone them down since some tweets may have legal ramifications. Not everyone is buying this argument, however. In a nutshell, there are several definitions for public forums, based in part on what the government's intentions were in setting them up in the first place.

by | June 07, 2017 | 04:40

British police have identified the three men behind Saturday night's terror attack in London as Khuram Shazad Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba. The narrowing in the polls started before the Manchester and London attacks and appeared to be largely linked to an unpopular policy announcement regarding care for the elderly.

by | June 07, 2017 | 04:49

He posted four tweets between 6:25 a.m. and 6:44 a.m. EDT, blasting the Justice Department for ditching the "original Travel Ban ". Otherwise, everyone suspects you have reason to think he doesn't. But Trump twisted his words to reference the number of people killed and injured by the terrorists. Trump has also undercut aides by confirming details of stories that his communications team had tried to refute.