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by | June 07, 2017 | 17:33

A U.S. intelligence contractor has been charged with leaking to a news organisation classified National Security Agency material about Russian interference in the 2016 American presidential election , the Justice Department and officials said .

by | June 07, 2017 | 17:57

United States Attorney-General Jeff Sessions offered to resign in recent weeks as he told President Donald Trump he needed the freedom to do his job, according to two people who were briefed on the discussion. The effect of seeing Trump's social media bloviation as history-framed, official-looking statements from the nation's highest office is devastatingly poignant.

by | June 07, 2017 | 17:25

Mr Trump hit back, however, tweeting : "Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his " no reason to be alarmed " statement ". "I've really not got time to respond to tweets from Donald Trump ", he said , talking to ABC news. Trump's first comment after the attack came late Saturday on Twitter .

by | June 07, 2017 | 18:43

Trump announced he would withdraw the United States from a global pact aimed at curbing the effects of man-made climate change. While Haley told the Council that the "looking carefully" at USA participation in the body, she refrained from giving an outright ultimatum in her address .

by | June 07, 2017 | 17:58

At least one resident had called the anti-terror hotline to report Butt, saying he had been trying to radicalize the local kids in a park. Authorities suspect Butt was radicalized in the United Kingdom and not in Pakistan, the newspapers said.

by | June 07, 2017 | 17:06

This year, the board successfully conducted the Tripura Higher Secondary + 2 Examination from March 2 to April 8, while Tripura Board Madrasa Madhyamik Exam was conducted between March 2- April 4 and the Tripura Board Class 10 Madhyamik Exam were conducted from March 3 and continued until March 23.

by | June 07, 2017 | 18:23

Michelle Carter faces jail for involuntary manslaughter over the incident that took place three years ago. Roy was found dead from carbon monoxide poisoning in his pick-up truck in Fairhaven, Conn., in July of 2014. The texts back and forth were released in court and paint a dark tale of youth. "This is in June, when Michelle Carter has not advocated or encouraged him to commit suicide ".

by | June 07, 2017 | 17:01

He was speaking as police named the third attacker as 22-year-old Italian-Moroccan Youssef Zaghba , who was on an Italian watchlist and suspected of being a foreign fighter. Following the outpouring of donations in Archibald's honour, her family released another statement sharing details about her former workplace and her work there.

by | June 07, 2017 | 18:41

On Friday, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution drafted by the United States to expand the scope of sanctions, travel bans and asset freezes against North Korea. Spokeswoman Hua Chunying, speaking at a regular Beijing briefing, also cited China's "enormous efforts" to reach a peaceful settlement of the North Korea nuclear issue.

by | June 07, 2017 | 17:01

Trump has been angry with Sessions, one of his most vocal and earliest supporters, ever since Sessions recused himself in March from the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible connections between Moscow and Trump campaign aides.

by | June 07, 2017 | 17:14

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron, meanwhile, backed Khan's call for Trump's invitation to be rescinded, claiming the USA president " insults " national values at a time when the country is still grieving over Saturday night's ordeal. May made the invitation to Trump just seven days after he took office, a decision that prompted accusations that Britain, its global influence set to be weakened by Brexit, was kowtowing to the new U.S.

by | June 07, 2017 | 18:31

U.S. President Donald Trump greets British Prime Minister Theresa May in the White House Oval Office in Washington , U.S., January 27. Earlier Khan had said Britons should not be alarmed to see a higher police presence on the streets of London following the incident.

by | June 07, 2017 | 17:13

Like most Manila casinos and hotels, Resorts World had metal detectors at its entrances and typically checked vehicles before allowing them access. A masked gunman stormed a hotel-casino complex in the Philippine capital early Friday. "He lay down on the bed, covered himself with a thick blanket, apparently poured petrol on the blanket and burned himself", Dela Rosa said. He carried no identity documents, police said.

by | June 07, 2017 | 17:52

After training, some players were due to conduct a coaching clinic as part of the ICC's Cricket for Good programme. Sunday's encounter witnessed a few dropped catches. "The islanders do not boast a great team, and Upul Tharanga's absence will hurt them immensely. With first-choice captain Angelo Mathews injured, it was left to Tharanga to stand in for him, but now he has left a void".

by | June 07, 2017 | 17:54

Sold All: 43 Reduced: 81 Increased: 102 New Position: 68. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 1,863 shares of the medical device company's stock valued at $158,000 after buying an additional 159 shares during the last quarter. Dexcom (NASDAQ:DXCM) has average revenue estimates of $166.97 Million, compared to low analyst estimates of $153.3 Million and high estimates of $176.4 Million for the current quarter.

by | June 07, 2017 | 17:28

Chris Murphy, D-Conn., ranking member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, released a statement Thursday chastising the president for his decision. Independents are much more pessimistic on these questions , with just over one-quarter (26 per cent) saying that leaving the agreement will help the economy and 33 per cent saying it will create more jobs than it costs.

by | June 07, 2017 | 17:10

You will not win", Khan said to applause. While formal identification has yet to take place, detectives believe Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane, both from Barking, east London , were involved in the attacks. Between 2009-2016, the number of police officers fell by nearly 20,000, or around 14 percent, according to the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies think tank.

by | June 07, 2017 | 17:38

The SCO will not support any attempt to "internationalise" bilateral disputes, Chinese experts have said. This isn't a particular concern for India at this summit for at least two reasons. "All SCO members are participating in the Belt and Road initiative, and this organisation is the initiatives security guarantee", Wang Yiwei, senior research fellow at the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies of the Renmin University of China, said.

by | June 07, 2017 | 16:49

According to eyewitnesses, the attackers shouted "This is for Allah" as they ran into a number of restaurants and stabbed citizens at random. In response, a spokesperson for the London mayor said Khan "is busy working with the police, emergency services and the government to coordinate the response to this horrific and cowardly terrorist attack ".

by | June 07, 2017 | 17:19

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions "at one point recently" offered to resign because his relationship with President Trump had grown so tense, according to reports from ABC News and a number of other news outlets. CNN has previously reported that Trump was frustrated with Sessions' decision to recuse himself. The White House did not respond to requests for comment but Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked at a press briefing today if the president still has confidence in the ...

by | June 07, 2017 | 17:40

Metropolitan Police on Monday identified the third man believed to have launched the attack on London Bridge as Youssef Zaghba , a 22-year-old Italian national of Moroccan descent. People look at the floral tributes placed at London Bridge to commemorate the victims of Saturday's attack in London, Tuesday, June 6, 2017. As a clearer picture of Butt as an Islamist agitator emerged so did details of his childhood, with some reports suggesting the sudden death of his father could have ...

by | June 07, 2017 | 17:52

Prosecutors did not say which federal agency victor worked for, but FBI agent Justin Garrick said in an affidavit filed with the court that she had previously served in the Air Force and held a top-secret security clearance. She was arrested Saturday at her home in Augusta, Ga., but the case was not announced until Monday. "She will be entering a plea of not guilty", Titus Nichols told ABC News.

by | June 07, 2017 | 18:02

Trump has leapt on the London attacks as evidence of the need for hardline security measures in the United States, including a "ban" on travellers from Muslim countries. Campaigning resumed Monday after being suspended by major political parties in the aftermath of the attack. When she addressed the same event, May said the federation's leaders were "crying wolf" and "scaremongering" at a time when statistics showed that crime prevalence was actually falling.

by | June 07, 2017 | 17:23

The SI to Synergy Pharmaceuticals DE's float is 31.48%. Shares of Synergy Pharmaceuticals ( SGYP ) traded up 4.75% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $3.97. Therefore 86% are positive. Other research analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. set a $10.00 price objective on Synergy Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Thursday, March 2nd.

by | June 07, 2017 | 16:26

INS Kirch diverted to Colombo to render immediate assistance in flood relief operations, arrived in Colombo Port today. Earlier, the head of military rescue operations Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe told the BBC that troops had reached all the affected areas and the risk to life had receded.

by | June 07, 2017 | 17:15

Comey did not inform Sessions that Trump asked him to quash the Flynn probe, however, according to the Times report. Trump reportedly began complaining about the FBI investigation, which Comey had confirmed was happening two days earlier in a Congressional hearing, as well as Comey's handling of it.

by | June 07, 2017 | 17:12

The landslide predicted by the earlier 20-point lead has shifted to put the Conservatives on 44 per cent and Labour up to 35 per cent, according to a YouGov poll for the Sunday Times newspaper. In response one reporter said the climbdown highlighted the Tories were peddling a "manifesto of chaos " to voters. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Sunday that he "understood concerns" about the changes and promised a consultation before changes are pushed ahead.

by | June 07, 2017 | 17:05

While reaffirming continued support to regional peace and stability, the conference reiterated Pakistan Army's resolve to defend the motherland against all types of threat. Issuing a stinging rebuke aimed towards Pakistan before a gathering of 23 nations, the European Union, the United Nations and Nato, Ghani asked: "What will it take to convince Pakistan that a stable Afghanistan helps them and helps our region?" The conference - named the "Kabul Process on Peace and Security Cooperation" - ...

by | June 07, 2017 | 16:09

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker denied Trump was hostile to Germany in the Brussels talks. At a meeting with European Union officials in Brussels on Thursday, Trump said Germany was "very bad on trade", according to the president's top economic adviser Gary Cohn .

by | June 07, 2017 | 16:45

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has spoken to the families of the two Australians . She said the government was keeping in close contact with the families of the victims. Seven people have been confirmed dead, and dozens of others are injured in hospital, following the attack on Sunday morning (Australian time). "She hasn't been seen since the attack and we are all scared, anxious but hoping she will be all right".

by | June 07, 2017 | 15:23

The House passed the budget plan but the Senate voted against one proviso that would take some oversight power away from the Commission on Higher Education . Senators are scheduled to convene at 1 p.m., according to the Senate website. Several Republican lawmakers were happy to see the Legislature, which their party controls, trying to improve the state's education system, but they didn't believe additional funding is all of the solution.

by | June 07, 2017 | 15:42

But after meeting with Stoltenberg in April, Trump said he'd changed his views after NATO's leaders assured him the group would turn its attention to combating terror groups such as ISIS. "The dual track approach, meaning we have to be strong, we have to deliver credible deterrence and defense, that is the reason we are implementing the biggest reinforcement of our collective defense now as a response to what Russian Federation did in Ukraine", Stoltenberg said.

by | June 07, 2017 | 15:16

Sessions announced his recusal shortly after he became attorney general and a day after The Washington Post revealed that he had twice met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the campaign and did not disclose that fact to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his January confirmation hearing.

by | June 07, 2017 | 15:21

Trump wrote on Twitter. Qatar Airways said on its official website it had suspended all flights to Saudi Arabia. "His [Trump's] message was that we need unity in the region to fight extremist ideology and terrorist financing", a U.S. "The president underscored that a united Gulf Cooperation Council is critical to defeating terrorism and promoting regional stability", the statement said.

by | June 07, 2017 | 16:32

A poster of the Emir of Qatar Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. Jordan has announced it will be reducing diplomatic ties with Qatar, in the latest move in the Gulf fall out. Some 10,000 military personnel are stationed at the Al-Udeid airbase. As the forward headquarters of US Central Command, it is seen as crucial in the US-led campaign against the Islamic State group.