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by | June 08, 2017 | 13:52

The three men were planning to publish a report in collaboration with the China Labor Watch , a New York-based nonprofit, after documenting low pay and excessive overtime at this particular factory. Hua Haifeng, 36, had gone undercover at a shoe factory in south China for China Labor Watch. The other two activists , Li Zhao and Su Heng, were missing, he said.

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:00

He was allegedly on his way to Syria and was carrying only a backpack. Italian authorities said Zaghba was stopped at the Bologna airport in 2016 and questioned in Italy , but never charged with a crime. A neighbour who did not want to be named said Butt stared angrily whenever he saw women cycling on the estate. Neighbors described Butt as an avid weightlifter and Transport for London confirmed he worked for London Underground in customer service before leaving last October.

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:22

He explained that Qataris studying in Saudi Arabia , Bahrain and UAE were asked to leave immediately and that they will not be allowed to continue even their final semester exams. UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash also told reporters there would be more curbs if necessary and said Qatar needed to make iron-clad commitments to change what critics say is a policy on funding militants.

by | June 08, 2017 | 14:27

Talking about the current situation of unrest in the country, the Afghan president said that last week's Kabul truck bombing killed over 150 people, making it deadliest attack since 2001. Six protesters were killed Friday in clashes with security forces. An Islamic State affiliate has meanwhile emerged and carried out several large attacks.

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:30

Worse yet, at the February 14 Oval Office meeting where the president asked that the FBI stop investigating Michael Flynn, several high-ranking members of the intelligence community and the attorney general were present when Trump asked Comey to stay behind for a private meeting.

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:51

Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency said the siege at parliament was over and that four attackers have been killed. Islamic State said it was responsible, the first time the hardline Sunni Muslim militant group has claimed attacks in the tightly controlled Shi'ite Muslim country.

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:32

Trump added: "Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!"
Analysts told Arab News that the USA president's apparent support for the move against Qatar adds pressure on Doha .
" Trump's tweets slam the door shut on the Qatar's final hope: that American mediation would give it a face-saving way out without having to make too many compromises", said Hussein Ibish, a senior resident scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington .

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:51

Gunmen in Tehran opened fire inside Iran's parliament building and near a shrine devoted to Ayatollah Khomeini , killing at least 12 people and injuring another 43, according to Iranian officials. "Today when they are mourning, when they are dealing with the shock of a terrorist attack, today is not the day to go forward with this piece of legislation".

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:52

The order to refrain from increasing exposure to Qatar is being applied to include treasury investments, loans, letters of credit and trade-finance facilities, the people said . Saudi Arabia and its allies charge that Qatar has been serving Iranian interests in the region, has been critical of the Egyptian and Saudi regimes and has supported the Muslim Brothers organization and Hamas .

by | June 08, 2017 | 14:17

But they mostly suggested she would increase the small majority she inherited from David Cameron previous year, shortly after the surprise referendum decision to take Britain out of the European Union . "Labour have come first in both votes and seats at every general election in Wales from 1922 onwards". All the major parties wrapped up their campaigning on Thursday with a last-ditch effort to swing undecided voters.

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:52

Representative of the Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangh, Aam Kisan Union and Bharatiya Kisan Union accused the government of spreading canards about the farmers. At protests in other districts, farmers blocked highways and disrupted traffic. Farmers in western Madhya Pradesh are protesting since June 1 over various demands.

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:15

In a message posted through its Aamaq News Agency, the IS group claimed its fighters were behind the assaults. "We support the people of Iran who have repeatedly demonstrated their dedication to the values of tolerance and diplomacy, despite the hardships they face".

by | June 08, 2017 | 14:04

Seven people were killed on June 3 and 48 injured when Butt and two other men drove a white van into crowds on London Bridge , and then got out and stabbed people in restaurants and bars in Borough Market . Authorities said 36 people remained in hospital, with 18 in a critical condition. One of the dead attackers has been pictured wearing an Arsenal shirt.

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:53

They say she asked Roy to erase her text messages before he passed, but the messages on Roy's phone showed that the two texted right up until the moment of Roy's death . The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court found in 2016 that a grand jury had probable cause to indict Carter in Roy's death . "You're ready. You just need to do it", officials said.

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:43

The Committee was also set to ask Comey about what Trump personally told him in the months leading up to his firing. Sen. What he wanted Comey to let go was his investigation of Michael Flynn , Trump's former national security adviser.

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:54

Gunmen and suicide bombers stormed Iran's parliament and the shrine of its revolutionary leader today, killing 12 people in the first attacks in the country claimed by the Islamic State group. The news agency, which put the death toll from the parliament attack at seven, also published an image of an alleged attacker displaying a hostage from a window.

by | June 08, 2017 | 14:37

Then, on Wednesday, the committee released Comey's prepared testimony, in which he details a series of interactions with Trump, including one in which the president asked him to "lift the cloud" from the investigation into Russian efforts to interfere with the US election.

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:03

Five other opinion polls are expected to be published later on Wednesday, including one by Survation which estimated the Conservatives' lead stood at just one percentage point in its last two polls. Ms May has sought to portray Mr Corbyn as the weak leader of a spendthrift party which would crash Britain's $2.5 trillion economy and lead the country to ruin in chaotic Brexit negotiations.

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:44

The Fars news agency said at least two people had been killed at the mausoleum, which houses tomb of Ruhollah Khomeini and his family. "I saw two men shooting randomly", said one journalist at the scene. "We will remain, God willing". The semi-official ISNA news agency said all entrance and exit gates at parliament were closed and that politicians and reporters had been ordered to stay inside the chamber.

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:30

Police named Barking as the home of two of the attackers - Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane - while their accomplice Youssef Zaghba was listed as being from east London . 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 08, 2017 | 13:21

Iranian forces are backing embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad while the Shiite power also is supporting militias fighting against the extremists in Iraq. A combination of armed attackers and suicide bombers targeted the two locations in the Iranian capital Wednesday, with Iranian officials identifying one of the suicide attackers as female .

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:50

The statement goes on to say that the president "feels completely and totally vindicated", and that "he is eager to continue to move forward with his agenda". That's when Trump allegedly told him "I need loyalty, I expect loyalty". April 11 Phone Call Trump reiterated to Comey his desire to "get out" to the public that he was not under investigation, saying a "cloud" was getting in the way of Trump doing his job.

by | June 08, 2017 | 12:46

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack. The comments sparked anger from Iranians on social media, who recalled the vigils in Tehran that followed the September 11 attacks. However, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has downplayed the attack's significance, saying terrorists "fumbling with firecrackers" would not "affect the will of our nation".

by | June 08, 2017 | 12:43

Harun Khan, the secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) umbrella organisation, expressed his anger over the London Bridge attack . Police said today they were working to establish whether everyone was accounted for and paid tribute to Londoners for their response. "We are ready to have those hard conversations, as equal citizens with an equal stake in this fight".

by | June 08, 2017 | 14:20

Wray said, "We're more known for calmly and quietly diffusing a crisis or making matters go quietly away and keeping things in the middle of the road". CBS News Justice and Homeland Security Correspondent Jeff Pegues noted that Wray was not on the original list, nor is he well-known at a national level.

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:57

Following last month's successful test, the United States has the ability to shoot down intercontinental ballistic missiles targeting the homeland, according to a memo from the office of the Pentagon's chief weapons tester. The statement said the launches were immediately reported to South Korean President Moon Jae-in but gave no further details. The US views the THAAD's installation as vital to protect East Asia, and tens of thousands of stationed American troops, from the threat of ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 12:59

Trump called Wray "a man of impeccable credentials" and promised that details of the announcement would follow . The announcement comes ahead of former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on the circumstances that he was sacked by Trump amid the ongoing probe into alleged Russian meddling into the U.S.

by | June 08, 2017 | 14:04

Mr Comey has reportedly spoken with Special Counsel Robert Mueller - who is now overseeing the Russian Federation investigation for the Justice Department - to work out what he can publicly discuss in his testimony and thereby ensure there are no legal issues.

by | June 08, 2017 | 13:54

Chris Christie in the Bridgegate scandal. Trump has come to a decision on a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director, who will be replacing James Comey . Mueller, a former FBI director , was appointed to lead the Russian Federation investigation last month following Comey's May 9 dismissal . Wray was among the top Justice Department officials who planned to resign en masse with Comey and then-FBI Director Robert Mueller after top White House officials attempted in 2004 to ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 14:13

Handel won a spot in the runoff by capturing 19.8 percent of the vote, taking second place in a field of 18 candidates. Despite trying to keep the election focused on local issues, Ossoff has been unable to escape the national spotlight as he is seen by some to be the savior of an ailing Democratic party.

by | June 08, 2017 | 14:00

The announcement is a sign the investigation has reached a stage where the police can be confident of revealing hitherto secret details. May, under fire because of three major attacks in Britain in the last three months, said Corbyn wasn't fit to safeguard Britain's security at a time of heightened threat.

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.