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by | June 07, 2017 | 10:12

She also pushed back against criticism that the president had mischaracterized Khan's remarks, saying that "the media wants to spin it that way". London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Tuesday said he doesn't care about President Trump's tweets criticizing his comments in the wake of the London attack that left at least seven dead.

by | June 07, 2017 | 10:29

The other two attackers were named Monday as Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane . Butt had appeared in a documentary " The Jihadis Next Door " and was known to investigators but police said he was not believed to be plotting an attack .

by | June 07, 2017 | 10:07

Ronaldo Junior was on the Bernabeu pitch on Sunday as part of Real Madrid's celebrations having won the Champions League title the night before, defeating Italian giant Juventus 4-1 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff . "I have signed a long-term contract at Real", said Bale, who last October committed himself to Los Blancos until 2022. "The players have entered into the legend of Real Madrid and of football, as has our coach", said club president Florentino Perez, as he reserved ...

by | June 07, 2017 | 10:56

The second alleged attacker was identified by police as Redouane, who alternately used the surname Elkhdar, and claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan. Police confirmed that he was known to them and to MI5, the British intelligence service, but said they did not have evidence of a terrorist plot.

by | June 07, 2017 | 10:52

French TV reported that an officer shot a man acting "aggressively" at around 4:30pm local time (3:30pm GMT). "People are talking to each other, praying and continuing their visit", he said. Journalist David Metreau, who said his office overlooks the square that fronts Notre Dame, tweeted that there were two blasts that sounded like shots.

by | June 07, 2017 | 10:09

It was unclear how Trump's broadside against Qatar and any resulting diplomatic fallout might affect the US military presence in Qatar, where there are roughly 10,000 American troops and a major USA base. The emir was aiming to mediate in the dispute between Qatar and its Gulf neighbours led by Saudi Arabia, lawmakers in Kuwait City said earlier. French President Emmanuel Macron said he was ready to back "all initiatives to encourage calm".

by | June 07, 2017 | 11:26

Bishop has not revealed their names. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says the families are on their way to London and have asked for privacy. Her family said the 28-year-old died after running towards the carnage to help victims who had been mowed down by a van and others who had been stabbed.

by | June 07, 2017 | 11:32

Just weeks ago Trump smiled and shook hands with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, saying "we are friends, we have been friends for a long time now". Longer-term, however, as much as 30 percent of Qatar Airways revenue could be affected by the diplomatic crisis, or a loss of $247 million compared to previous year, analysts at Frost & Sullivan said.

by | June 07, 2017 | 11:22

But Mrs May defended her record as the Tories hit out at Labour over Mr Corbyn's record on tackling terrorism. After attacks in Manchester and London that killed 29 people, voters are anxiously aware of the threat the country faces from worldwide terrorism, and demanding to know why authorities failed to apprehend suspects whose extremist leanings were well-known.

by | June 07, 2017 | 09:46

The youngest child of an Indian father and Irish mother, he would also become Ireland's first openly gay prime minister in the process. Mr. Varadkar, an Indian-origin doctor and Ireland's first openly gay minister, won the leadership race for the ruling party to become the country's youngest-ever and first homosexual Prime Minister-in-waiting.

by | June 07, 2017 | 09:29

Khan told broadcaster Channel 4 that Britain should not "roll out the red carpet" for Trump, while Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said May "must withdraw the state visit". and Eric Trump argued that London isn't doing enough to root out terrorism in the wake of Saturday's deadly attack. "The Conservative plans mean another 400 million pounds ($516 million) of cuts to the Met, as well as between 184 million pounds and 700 million pounds a year due to their changes to the police funding ...

by | June 07, 2017 | 10:39

Qatar Airways has canceled flights to Bahrain , Egypt and the United Arab Emirates from Tuesday until further notice, the airline said on its website, a day after it had suspended flights to Saudi Arabia . Kuwait reportedly offered help in sorting out the issue as Sabah spoke with the Qatari emir, according to state-run Kuwait news agency. He said there had been no immediate impact since no Qatari clubs were playing in the knockout stages of the Asian Champions League.

by | June 07, 2017 | 10:28

The incident - which pits several nations against Qatar , home to some 10,000 American troops and a major USA military base - marks the biggest diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf since the 1991 US-led war with Iraq. Qatar, which hosts one of the biggest USA military bases in the Middle East, is in the midst of the biggest diplomatic row to hit the Gulf in years after eight Arab nations severed ties over what they say is Qatar's support for terrorism, a claim Doha says is "baseless".

by | June 07, 2017 | 10:27

The Conservative prime minister has said Khan is doing a good job, echoing public sentiment across London . "I don't see that the president is picking a fight with the mayor of London at all", deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders Sanders said at Monday's press briefing.

by | June 07, 2017 | 09:56

Just a week ago, a previous Survation poll had the Tory lead at six points. The study was conducted before Islamist militants killed seven and injured 48 during a bloody frenzy along London Bridge and nearby Borough Market on Saturday.

by | June 07, 2017 | 10:43

Conference of Mayors and the acting U.S. ambassador in London , Lewis Lukens, to offer their support for Khan. MSM referred to mainstream media. President Donald Trump has vowed to do whatever necessary to protect the United States and its allies from a "vile enemy" that has "waged war" on innocent lives, his first public comments after the van and knife attack in London .

by | June 07, 2017 | 10:01

Oil producer Gabon condemned Qatar for "failing to respect global commitments and agreements on counter-terrorism", a statement from its foreign ministry said, The Central African nation was "preoccupied with Qatar's continuing support for terrorist groups", it said.

by | June 07, 2017 | 09:44

Given the recent facts and figures that Kim is not planning to stop his nuclear test development program , the United Nations Security Council on Friday expanded its targeted sanctions against Korean Peninsula. These latest sanctions had the agreement of both the United States and China , the latter being North Korea's only notable ally. "No matter what others says, whatever sanctions and pressure may follow, we will not flinch from the road to build up nuclear forces which was chosen to ...

by | June 07, 2017 | 09:02

On Wednesday, Nunes, the House Intelligence Committee chairman, issued three subpoenas regarding the unmasking of President Donald Trump's campaign officials in surveillance reports. What are Democrats saying about Nunes' latest moves? Schiff said Thursday that he did not understand the necessity of issuing the subpoenas other than "publicity".

by | June 07, 2017 | 10:17

Trump said, arguing that his visit to Saudi Arabia was "already paying off". Qatar will not take "escalatory" moves in response to a concerted decision by five Arab countries to severe ties with it, Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed Al-Thani said Tuesday.

by | June 07, 2017 | 09:20

But the only confirmed strikes appear to have hit a pro-Al Qaeda group in the Libyan city of Derna that has fought against ISIL. This gave the government near dictatorial powers that could easily be abused, but they didn't prevent Friday's terror attack on Coptic Christians .

by | June 07, 2017 | 09:55

Bush. US Congress approved the move in 1995 but every US President since has issued waivers every six months. Israelis and Palestinians view the ancient city with great importance. The decision by President Donald Trump comes days after his official visit to Israel, where he did not refer Jerusalem. However, he has not presented a specific plan as to how that goal could be achieved.

by | June 07, 2017 | 09:39

In this statement , Khan had said there was "no reason to be alarmed". After the May 22 suicide bombing in Manchester, British officials were dismayed when details including a suicide bomber's name were leaked prematurely, apparently by USA officials.

by | June 07, 2017 | 10:07

He said authorities were working to verify the card's authenticity. "We were trying to figure out what was going on", he said. A police official from another union confirmed the age of 40. American tourist Lawrence Langner, 73, told AP that he suddenly heard a commotion and two detonations like gunshots. "I saw three officers surrounding a man".

by | June 07, 2017 | 09:48

The coordination unit will be based at the Elysee palace and operational 24 hours a day. Hundreds of people raised their arms above their heads and faced the altar on Tuesday in Paris's landmark Notre Dame cathedral - but it was no act of religious celebration.

by | June 07, 2017 | 09:39

Three current and former American officials tell the Times that American spies collected information that the Russians were targeting two of Trump's closest advisers, Michael Flynn and campaign chairman Paul Manafort. One memo reportedly shows Mr Trump pressuring Mr Comey to shut down the bureau's investigation into Mr Flynn's Russian Federation ties. Comey's dismissal came in the middle of an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Russian meddling in the election and possible ...

by | June 07, 2017 | 09:14

The U.A.E. and Saudi Arabia , together with Bahrain and Egypt , accuse Qatar of supporting extremist groups. He said the airline tried to re-route passengers through airlines of those countries with which Qatar still has diplomatic relations, but failed as most of the airlines are over booked.

by | June 07, 2017 | 09:29

If it is repealed and replaced with a British Bill of Human Rights then it could need a Legislative Consent Memorandum under the Sewel Convention, which is supposed to stop Westminster legislating on devolved matters in Scotland without the consent of the Scottish Parliament .

by | June 07, 2017 | 09:12

We've been now for a long time indirectly, haven't we?" On May 28, United Arab Emirates state minister for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash says Gulf countries are going through a new "deep crisis", urging Qatar without naming it to "change its attitude and re-establish confidence and transparency".

by | June 07, 2017 | 09:50

Considering the huge amounts of money spent on infrastructure, including on the special roads reserved for settlers, and on the colonists' security, the Macro centre's figure is probably modest. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for ending of Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories since 1967 and urged the worldwide community for negotiating a two-state solution to resolve the conflict between the two Middle Eastern neighbours.

by | June 07, 2017 | 09:10

However, Trump has been widely condemned for his tweets in the aftermath of the London Bridge atrocity in which at least 7 people were killed and almost 50 others injured. The campaign roared back into public view Monday after a one-day hiatus, with Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn trading blame over one another's security stances.

by | June 07, 2017 | 09:52

Saudi Arabia yesterday revoked the licences of Qatar Airways, a major global carrier, and ordered its offices to be closed within 48 hours, a day after banning all Qatari planes from landing at its airports. Abdulhamit Qutb from the Al-Sharq newspaper said that Ankara may persuade Riyadh to revise its approach toward Qatar. The International Air Transport Association called on the countries that acted against Qatar to restore air links with the country, warning of major travel disruptions.

by | June 07, 2017 | 09:44

The U.S. relies heavily on Al-Udeid Air Base in Qatar to orchestrate air attacks in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. All Qatari citizens in the aforementioned countries must leave within a fortnight. "Trump is taking the side of an ally (Saudi Arabia) that needs to be managed and controlled, not empowered". Saudi Arabia then cited the false item as part of its reason for instituting a diplomatic and economic blockade against Qatar, the report said.

by | June 07, 2017 | 08:31

The event was planned to raise funds for the victims of the suicide bombing that occurred on May 22 at Grande's concert at Manchester Arena. Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester concert on Sunday was watched by more than ten million people on BBC One.

by | June 07, 2017 | 08:34

In a series of morning tweets, President Donald Trump threw Washington's relations with Doha into deep crisis on Tuesday and raised doubts about the future of the largest United States air base in the Middle East. Qatar has also hosted talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. Riyadh also accused Doha of supporting Iran-backed "terrorist activities" in eastern Saudi Arabia and in Shiite-majority Bahrain.