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by | June 07, 2017 | 23:01

That was followed by three blasts on Saturday at a funeral attended by politicians, including Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, who shares power with Ghani and escaped unharmed. The peace conference was set to include discussions on talks with Taliban, as the capital reels from a wave of bombings and clashes that left more than 100 people dead and hundreds wounded in the last week.

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:12

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday blamed "evil" Islamist ideology and vowed to crackdown on extremist content online worldwide, warning that attackers were "copying one another". Another witness called Eric told the BBC he had seen three men get out of the van who took out knives. Renan Marquese, a sous-chef at a tapas restaurant, said he was working when he heard chaotic sounds outside.

by | June 07, 2017 | 23:52

For example, Comey kept James Clapper, Coats's predecessor in the DNI job during the Obama administration, in the dark about the bureau's investigation into possible coordination. The opening statement describes a dinner Comey had with the president on January 27 in which Trump said "I need loyalty, I expect loyalty", according to the former director.

by | June 07, 2017 | 23:14

Those countries on Monday severed diplomatic ties with Qatar, leading to suspended flights and regional ports closed to Qatari ships as anxious residents started stockpiling food. Russian officials have angrily rejected allegations that Russian hackers breached Qatar's state news agency and planted a fake story that led to a split between Qatar and other Arab nations.

by | June 07, 2017 | 23:25

But mornings belong to Twitter for the president, and most of the social media damage - or good, in Trump's view - has taken place as he's revving up to start his day. As Dana Smith Shell, the ambassador to Qatar, wrote on Twitter last month in the wake of Trump's dismissal of F.B.I. director James Comey , it is "increasingly hard to wake up overseas to news from home, knowing I will spend today explaining our democracy and institutions".

by | June 07, 2017 | 23:18

Corbyn made an eve-of-voting pitch on the National Health Service (NHS), a beloved institution. The current head of government and former Home Secretary on Tuesday said she would alter current human rights laws if it was deemed necessary in order to crack down on terrorism in London.

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:21

The Gulf Cooperation Council is viewed as one of the most influential in the Middle East . Those breaking ties with Qatar are the UAE , Saudi Arabia , Egypt , Bahrain , the Maldives, Mauritania and Libya's eastern-based government.

by | June 07, 2017 | 23:58

Astle said in an interview that he initially didn't support the idea of climate change, but through education over the years, he said he's come to the realization that "it's really happening". Hyattsville mayor Candace Hollingsworth and Takoma Park mayor Kate Stewart were the only Maryland mayors to sign the letter . Sen. "We are deeply saddened by the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement", Rob Katz, Vail Resorts' chairman and CEO, said in a statement .

by | June 07, 2017 | 23:50

In a statement issued today, the council revealed that the decision to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar was the result of Qatar's insistence on going ahead with its policy of interfering in Bahrain's internal affairs, escalation, media provocation, support of terror groups and their activities and providing the needed funding sources for Iran-related groups to carry out acts of sabotage and wreak chaos which contravenes all global conventions and covenants and is in breach with the GCC and ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:15

Suicide bombers and gunmen have stormed Iran's parliament and targeted the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in a twin attack, leaving two security guards dead and more than 30 other people injured. The so-called Islamic State group (IS) has claimed it carried out the attacks. The claim was carried by the IS-run Aamaq news agency and circulated among the group's followers over social media.

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:16

Qatar vehemently denies the claims . The rift has affected global oil prices, hit travel plans and sown confusion among businesses. "The US still wants to see this issue de-escalated and resolved immediately, in keeping with the principles that the president laid out in terms of defeating terror financing and extremism".

by | June 07, 2017 | 23:40

Ex-FBI Director James Comey reportedly asked not to gave anymore one-on-one time with Trump. Fired FBI director James Comey told Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he did not want to be left alone with the president, U.S. The Justice Department on May 17 appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the FBI investigation. He told lawmakers that despite Trump's claim, "It certainly wasn't our intention to say that today, because we don't have any information on ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:18

Riyadh has closed all land, sea and borders with Qatar and its almost three million people. Kuwait is expected to act as a mediator between Saudi Arabia and Qatar to settle the dispute. With justification, Arab language Al Jazeera is often criticized for glorifying jihadists and stoking violence. The split among the Sunni Muslim states erupted last month after the summit of Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia, where Trump denounced Shi'ite Muslim Iran's "destabilizing interventions" in Arab ...

by | June 07, 2017 | 23:40

The White House says the order is a matter of urgent national security , claiming all travel from the six nations needs to be halted for 90 days so that new vetting measures can be put in place. The court has a 5-4 conservative majority. But it is not certain that the justices would break down along ideological lines. Trump's travel ban has sparked protests in the United States of America and overseas.

by | June 07, 2017 | 22:34

Some 600 people were inside the famous 12th century church while the drama was happening outside and within minutes one of Paris' most visited tourist destinations was swarming with heavily armed police officers. His rivals portrayed him as weak on security during the presidential campaign. Anna Levy, an American tourist, said she had been about to enter the cathedral when she heard gunshots.

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:03

Qatar Airways, one of the region's major long-haul carriers, has suspended all flights to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain until further notice. Indeed, on the offensive against fellow Arab states, at a time when they need to unify against terrorists capable of the carnage we saw in London over the weekend, in Manchester on May 22, in Nice a year ago.

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:12

His girlfriend, who was hit by the vehicle, is seriously injured in hospital. Former U.S. Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper said in a speech to Australia's National Press Club: "Unfortunately, on a serious note, I am compelled to acknowledge the tragic loss of two Australian citizens in the mindless, heinous terrorist attack in London ".

by | June 07, 2017 | 22:55

People attend a vigil for victims of Saturday's attack in London Bridge, at Potter's Field Park in London , Monday, June 5, 2017. Michael Mimbo (25) who spoke to AFP on his doorstep in a neighbouring apartment complex, said the attacker was "an Asian male" - a term used in Britain to refer to people from or with origins in the Indian subcontinent.

by | June 07, 2017 | 23:53

The other two attackers were named Monday as Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane . People were sobbing at London Bridge during the minute's silence after seven people were killed in the horrific attack. They said Pakistan-born Khuram Butt , 27, of Barking, London , was known to police and MI5 in 2015, but there had been no evidence of a plot.

by | June 07, 2017 | 23:47

UKIP, which played a key role in Britain's vote to leave the European Union past year, got almost 13 per cent of the vote in the last election in 2015 but now languishes at about 4 pe rcent in the polls. But Mr Farron urged voters in seats where Liberal Democrats are challengers not to see the election as a two-horse race, but to "lend us their vote so that we can get out there and prevent Theresa May taking the country for granted".

by | June 07, 2017 | 23:40

University of Lorraine President Pierre Mutzenhardt told France Bleu radio that the suspect was enrolled as a student at the school in eastern France, where he had been working since 2014 on a thesis about North African media. At a defense council held in Paris on Wednesday, French President Emmanuel Macron decided on a new body including all the country's intelligences services to better coordinate response to eventual terror risk, his office said.

by | June 07, 2017 | 22:55

The U.N. Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted a USA -drafted resolution imposing new targeted sanctions on a handful of North Korean officials and entities, in response to a series of ballistic missile tests this year that are banned under U.N.

by | June 08, 2017 | 00:01

The latest flare-up in rhetoric was triggered by reports that the North was about to conduct its sixth nuclear test or fire a nuclear-capable ballistic missile. He said the dispute in the South China Sea is more complicated than the one in the East China Sea because the former involves overlapping claims by Brunei , China , Malaysia , Philippines , Taiwan and Vietnam .

by | June 07, 2017 | 23:16

It has emerged that showing sympathy for Qatar on social media will now be regarded as cybercrime and sympathizers may face a jail term up to 15 years or at least 500,000 dirhams ($136,000) in fines. While most of the Gulf Cooperation Council members have cut ties , Kuwait's Emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber Al-Sabah, is seeking a diplomatic solution.

by | June 07, 2017 | 23:05

Saudi Arabia's decision to sever diplomatic ties with Qatar was a coordinated move with Egypt , Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates . On Monday, Saudi Arabia announced that it would cutting diplomatic ties to Qatar, leading a collection of the oil-rich peninsula country's closest neighbors - Egypt, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen - in a regional economic shutout .

by | June 07, 2017 | 23:34

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron on Monday called for Donald Trump's state visit to Britain to be cancelled after the U.S. president ramped up his attack on Mr Khan. After his election a year ago, Khan tweeted criticism of then-candidate Trump's rhetoric, saying his "ignorant view of Islam could make both our countries less safe".

by | June 07, 2017 | 23:59

The central bank spent reserves to shore up the yuan's exchange rate after expectations that the Chinese currency would decline prompted investors to move money out of the country starting in 2015. SAFE last week ordered banks to report overseas bank card transactions of above 1,000 yuan in an attempt to prevent illegal cashing in from deposits and credit cards.

by | June 07, 2017 | 23:35

They said Pakistan-born Khuram Butt , 27, of Barking, London , was known to police and MI5 in 2015, but there had been no evidence of a plot. British police today named the third of the jihadis who killed seven people in a knife and van attack in London , and an Italian newspaper said he had been flagged to Britain as a possible militant by Italian authorities.

by | June 07, 2017 | 23:12

You can still turn up to the polling station and vote on the day; just bring your postal vote with you. According to the company, the move comes as part of its ongoing campaign to "get London moving freely" and is a bid to boost voter turnout in areas where it is tough for some voters to get to their local polling station.

by | June 07, 2017 | 22:30

According to The Washington Post , Trump pressed two of his top intelligence directors to argue that the FBI was not investigating ties between his campaign and Russian officials - one day after Comey revealed the investigation in public testimony before the House Intelligence Committee.

by | June 07, 2017 | 22:59

Egypt's Foreign Ministry accused Qatar of taking an "antagonist approach" toward Cairo and said "all attempts to stop it from supporting terrorist groups failed". On Monday, Trump's secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, encouraged the sides to "sit down together" to resolve irritants he said had "bubbled up" for some time.

by | June 07, 2017 | 22:53

The President thanked the Ambassador for her great contribution to the State of Israel, and said, "Ambassador Haley, as the representative the US - Israel's greatest and strongest ally - we appreciate very much your support of Israel, and all you do to stand up for the values of freedom and democracy which we share".

by | June 07, 2017 | 22:18

Trump tweeted Monday morning that Khan had offered a "pathetic excuse" and "had to think fast on his " no reason to be alarmed " statement". "You have to be kidding me?!: Terror attacks are part of living in big city, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan ", he tweeted .

by | June 07, 2017 | 22:56

Mr. Khan made the comments on Channel 4 News , saying the president's policies - his proposed temporary travel ban on immigration from six Middle Eastern nations on grounds of securing the safety of American citizens - "go [es] against everything we stand for".

by | June 07, 2017 | 22:27

Late on Tuesday, Qatar Airways said the airlines was operating its flights as per schedule except to the four countries that has restricted it, including the UAE. Saudi Arabia accused its fellow GCC member of supporting a range of violent groups, from proxies of Shiite Muslim Iran to the Sunni militants of ISIS.