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by | June 08, 2017 | 13:04

The president Wednesday morning announced that Christopher Wray , a former federal prosecutor , is the nation's new FBI director. Wray is a criminal defense lawyer now employed by the King & Spalding law firm in Washington , D.C.

by | June 08, 2017 | 12:34

That word came one day before the Federal Bureau of Investigation director that Trump fired last month, James Comey, was to testify in public on Capitol Hill for the first time since his dismissal. Christie said at a news conference last week that he worked together with Wray "a lot". Wray represented Chris Christie during the "bridgegate" trial , in which members of Christie's team were found guilty of shutting down key traffic lanes on the George Washington Bridge in 2013, causing ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:32

Police also said they had made a fresh arrest on Tuesday, detaining a 27-year-old man in Barking, east London . British Prime Minister Theresa May said the victims included a "number of nationalities", saying it was "an attack on the free world".

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:11

The attacks could also exacerbate tensions in Iran between newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani , a pragmatist, and his rivals among hardline clerics and the Revolutionary Guards. Two suicide bombers carried out attacks at late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's shrine, according to the Islamic State-affiliated Amaq news agency.

by | June 08, 2017 | 12:39

Bush . "Details to follow ", Mr Trump said on Twitter . Mr. Trump's nomination comes just one day before Comey is set to testify before the Senate Intelligence committee . Newsweek has noted that Wray's law firm advises the Donald J Trump Revocable Trust, which holds the president's business assets. Trump Fires FBI Director Comey - Why? More recently, Wray worked as New Jersey Gov.

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:58

Striking in the Comey statement is the degree to which it reveals Mr. Trump trying to meddle with the legal system. Comey opened the door to questioning about a possible FBI investigation of Trump , writing in his testimony that he assured the president during a March 30 phone conversation that no such investigation had been launched.

by | June 08, 2017 | 12:56

Ujjain Range Inspector General of Police V Madhukumar, who is camping in Mandsaur , said, "I have also come to know that something happened with the collector". The union's president Shiv Narayan Sharma "Kakkaji" alleged that policemen deliberately set fire to vehicles to serve as a ruse to open fire on farmers, killing not five but eight of them.

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:05

The US today praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's emphasis on having freedom of navigation and adhering to the worldwide norms for peace and economic growth, amidst China flexing its muscles in the disputed South China Sea. North Korea "fully rejects" the latest United Nations sanctions against its citizens and entities as a "hostile act" and will continue its nuclear weapons development without a delay, Reuters reports , citing a statement from its foreign ministry spokesman said.

by | June 08, 2017 | 12:27

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited France to set up a warmer relationship with the country. Mr Putin, seemingly unfazed during the conference in Versailles , later vehemently denied any suggestion that Russian Federation sought to influence the election speaking to reporters in Paris.

by | June 08, 2017 | 12:32

He was stopped in Bologna as he was about to board a plane for Turkey, with the apparent intention of joining ISIS jihadists fighting in Syria, Agence France-Presse reported, citing Italian media. Butt was known to police and "openly fundamentalist", NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports from London. The unnamed officer was seriously injured after he took on all three terrorists at London Bridge armed only with a baton.

by | June 08, 2017 | 12:46

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is expected to visit Mandsaur . Amid Rahul Gandhi's scheduled visit, the agitating farmers today intensified their protest in Mandsaur with reports claiming that one toll plaza was vandaalised and Rs ten lakh were looted in stray incidents of violence in the district.

by | June 08, 2017 | 12:50

President Trump's personal lawyer said Wednesday that ex-FBI Director James Comey's testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee has left Trump feeling "completely and totally vindicated". "It is important to understand that FBI counter-intelligence investigations are different than the more commonly known criminal investigative work", Comey said.

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:32

Police have named Zaghba as one of the three attackers who drove a rented van into pedestrians on London Bridge before fleeing into a busy market place and stabbing those who crossed their path. Saturday's attack was the third in as many months involving suspects who had been on the radar of British authorities. The Islamic State terror group claimed that the men had acted on its behalf.

by | June 08, 2017 | 12:11

U.S. intelligence officials believe Russian hackers planted a false news story that led Saudi Arabia and several allies to sever relations with Qatar, prompting a diplomatic crisis, CNN reported Tuesday . Evergreen said this was "in light of the blockade imposed on Qatar", while OOCL cited "the current political climate in the region". Hamas official Mushir al-Masri also accused Saudi Arabia on Wednesday of siding with "American and Zionist calls to put Hamas on the terrorism list".

by | June 08, 2017 | 12:47

Seven people were killed and nearly 50 injured when three attackers ran down pedestrians on the bridge, then stabbed passers-by in nearby Borough Market . Met Police said two of the 12 arrested have been released. London's Metropolitan Police said one attacker was Khuram Shazad Butt , aged 27. London Mayor Sadiq Khan is calling on the British government to cancel a state visit from President Trump after Trump criticized his response to this weekend's terror attacks in London .

by | June 08, 2017 | 12:16

In a series of early-morning tweets, Trump appeared to endorse the accusation that the small, gas-rich kingdom funds terrorist groups, a serious allegation against a strategic USA partner that hosts a base with some 10,000 American troops. They accused the tiny Gulf state of harboring extremist groups and suggested Qatari support for the agenda of Saudi Arabia's regional arch-rival Iran .

by | June 08, 2017 | 12:35

Bush . The announcement comes just a day ahead of the man Trump fired, James Comey, is set to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Russia's alleged interference in last year's presidential election. US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he'll nominate a former Justice Department official as Federal Bureau of Investigation director. One of the questions hanging over Christie was about a dozen text messages he exchanged with a former staffer during legislative ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:54

Though Initial questioning from Senator Mark Warner was stiff, but polite, the continuing refusal of both Coats and Rogers to answer any question concerning their conversations with Trump over the the Russian Federation investigation clearly has senators pissed off.

by | June 08, 2017 | 12:42

A State Department official says the USA believes it is most effective for countries in the region to resolve the conflict among themselves. "So good to see the Saudi Arabia visit with the King and 50 countries already paying off", he tweeted.

by | June 08, 2017 | 12:34

The last major attack in Iran was in 2010 when a Sunni extremist group carried out a suicide attack against a mosque in Sistan-Baluchistan killing 39 people. Sunni extremists, including the IS, despise Shiite-majority Iran. Trump had said he prayed for the victims of Wednesday's attacks that were claimed by Islamic State , but added that "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote".

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:39

California said it will cooperate with China on clean technology, emissions trading and other "climate-positive" opportunities as it bids to fill the gap left after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris climate accord last week .

by | June 08, 2017 | 12:59

Gargash said he hoped further steps were not needed but could not be ruled out. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer contradicted the president's sentiment on Tuesday by saying Trump was "very heartened" by his "constructive conversation" with the emir of Qatar two weeks ago.

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:20

Videos of the attack posted on social media show wounded and bloodied people crying for help on the sidewalk outside the ice cream parlour. Daesh claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack. After sundown, families break their fast and Baghdad's restaurants and cafes quickly fill up. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, which happened just after midnight on Tuesday.

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:08

The West African country of Mauritania, a member of the Arab League, severed ties with Qatar on Tuesday over allegations it "supports terrorists", the state news agency reported , and OPEC member Gabon also condemned the small Gulf Arab state.

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:50

More than 50,000 fans attended the show, which raised millions for the Manchester Emergency Fund and British Red Cross , at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground. He has announced that he will also be donating royalties to charities for the Manchester victims. After the gig, Gallagher tweeted, "What an unbelievable night last night pure love vibrations nobody comes close to Manchester love forever LG".

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:20

Jaish al-Adl (or the Army of Justice) is a Sunni militant group that has carried out several attacks on Iranian security forces mainly in Sistan-Baluchestan. The U.S. statement of solidarity with the attack's victims is notable because of the deep distrust between the U.S. and Iran. The semi-official Tasnim news agency later reported the siege had ended with four of the attackers killed.

by | June 08, 2017 | 12:59

A third attack was stopped, according to Iran's Intelligence Ministry. The Sunni extremist group is at war with Iranian-backed forces in Syria and Iraq, and views Iran's Shiite majority as apostates deserving of death. The attacks drew condemnations and condolences from the governments of Pakistan and from Iran's close allies in the Russian and Syrian governments.

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:13

However, the ex-FBI chief says he rebuffed the president's attempts to have the agency clear him publicly in case the probe did eventually turn to Trump. After leaving the Bush administration, Wray worked as a partner at King & Spalding, a law practice based in Atlanta . That's why this is a smart pick for Trump.

by | June 08, 2017 | 12:50

It's been reported that Trump asked Rogers to publicly state that there is no evidence that there was collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign. Trump pressured then-FBI Director James Comey to drop the FBI investigation into Michael Flynn and also urged Coats and Rogers to publicly downplay the investigation.

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:31

Ships and planes have been scrambled to search for the plane, which was flying over the Andaman Sea when it went missing, it added. The plane lost contact 29 minutes after takeoff while flying at 18,000 feet (5,485 metres) over the sea, about 43 miles (70 km) west of the town of Dawei, the military said.

by | June 08, 2017 | 12:40

The iconic message of the song was profoundly fitting following both the Manchester Attack and the London Bridge Terror , with Ariana embracing each member of the Peas throughout the performance. Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester concert was held on Sunday , June 4, and on Tuesday night, the live recording of the concert was released as an album on several streaming services.

by | June 08, 2017 | 11:52

London Metropolitan Police have identified two of the three attackers involved in Saturday's violent rampage on and around London Bridge , releasing photos of Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane and asking the public for help in tracing their movements.

by | June 08, 2017 | 11:58

Nauert says that "the depravity of terrorism has no place in a peaceful, civilized world". "Iranian people reject such USA claims of friendship", Zarif tweeted. Two people died and 10 were injured at the shrine, Fars said. Paul said in a speech: "What we continue to be doing is obsess with Iran and the idea that Iran is a threat to our national security".

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:28

Its Shia-majority government has been heavily involved in the war against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency said the siege at parliament was over and that four attackers had been killed. An Associated Press reporter saw security forces, some uniformed and others in plainclothes, around the large and ornate shrine located just outside the capital.

by | June 08, 2017 | 12:32

Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates , Bahrain and Egypt blocked access to Al Jazeera and launched an aggressive campaign accusing Qatar of supporting terrorist groups like al-Qaida and the Islamic State, destabilizing the region and stabbing its allies in the back.