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by | June 08, 2017 | 17:05

Faced with a volley of questions, Karunanayake said India and Sri Lanka had held discussions on the project, which would "revive ancient shipping routes that have existed for thousands of years". Commenting over trust restoration between India and Sri Lanka over solving the prevailing fishermen issue, Karunanayake informed that Colombo has already released 42 of the 142 Indian boats in its custody and will be swift in further resolving the issue in cooperation with the Indian side.

by | June 08, 2017 | 17:37

Qatar is being told it must expel not just political representatives of Palestinian Hamas, who used Doha as a base for negotiations with the rival Fatah movement, but also Muslim Brotherhood figures fleeing Egypt's bloody repression. On Monday, Saudi Arabia along with Bahrain , Egypt and the United Arab Emirates cut ties with Qatar over its alleged support for extremists.

by | June 08, 2017 | 16:53

After police named two of the attackers and revealed that one was previously known to security agencies, Prime Minister Theresa May faced further questions about her record overseeing cuts to police numbers when she was interior minister. With the issue of security now dominating the election agenda, May responded to the latest violence by saying Britain should be tougher in stamping out extremism.

by | June 08, 2017 | 16:06

Australia head to Russian Federation after the Saudi match for the Confederations Cup and Postecoglou would dearly love a victory over the Saudis tomorrow to get a firmer grasp on a ticket back there for the World Cup next year. For the best part of three decades Saudi Arabia were the powerhouses of Asian Football. "We want to keep winning and qualify for the World Cup". "This Australia team is not the same team that won the final of the Asian Cup in 2015 against South Korea", Al ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 17:13

We have seen the last 24: Legacy but maybe not the last of the 24 franchise. Just don't count out the 24 franchise as a whole over at Fox. After 12 episodes, 24: Legacy wrapped its first season with an average 6.3 million total viewers.

by | June 08, 2017 | 16:43

In a veiled threat, Mr Trump also suggested there might be "tapes" of the pairs' conversations. Comey says Trump told him he expected loyalty during the dinner, after which they "simply looked at each other in silence". Sixty-one percent of respondents said they believe Comey's surprise firing on May 9 was a move Trump made in order to protect himself rather than for the good of the country.

by | June 08, 2017 | 16:43

Her opponents say cuts she spearheaded as home secretary have left Britain more vulnerable to terrorism, after the country has been hit by three attacks in less than three months. The Daily Mail branded him and senior colleagues "apologists for terror", while the Daily Express exhorted: "Vote May or we face disaster". After a breathless final day of campaigning to voters for Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn , YouGov's final poll for The Times on Wednesday night gave a bigger lead for ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 17:12

The Russia probes have hung over Trump's presidency since he took office in January and threaten to overwhelm his policy priorities, with several congressional committees conducting their own investigations of the alleged Russian meddling.

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:53

Trump asked the law chief to drop a probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn as part of the investigation - an intervention which Comey said he found "very concerning". It's one of the most anticipated hearings in the history of the U.S. Senate: the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey . Axelrad, which hosted similar parties for debates during the 2016 presidential campaign, is opening its taps early for those who want to turn up during Thursday's hearing.

by | June 08, 2017 | 17:11

Not long after top-secret documents from the National Security Agency made their way onto the Internet news site The Intercept on Monday, the Justice Department arrested NSA contractor Reality Winner . She was arrested Saturday. Victor also used #NotMyPresident in her posts . CNN also reports victor is a contractor with Pluribus International Corporation, authorities said.

by | June 08, 2017 | 17:10

The U.S. military began moving into Al Udeid not long after the September 11 terror attacks when Saudi Arabia asked the Americans to leave. Qatar's foreign ministry thanked the U.S. Trump's comments were made despite the fact that Qatar is home to the largest USA military base in the Middle East , with at least 8,000 U.S. personnel based in the country.

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:46

The former FBI chief's written testimony confirms one of Trump's key claims - that he'd been told by Comey at one point that he was not under investigation . He and National Security Agency director Michael Rogers indicated they didn't feel they were under pressure from the White House. While the president was in OH talking about healthcare and infrastructure, White House staff hunkered down for a tough afternoon.

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:15

Valeria Khadija Collina said her son, Youssef Zaghba , an Italian national of Moroccan descent, told her he wanted to go to Syria to start a family in a religious Islamic climate - not to fight. "We will probably discover communications during that period that we couldn't access that would have change the situation", the spokesperson said. Police on Tuesday also arrested a 27-year-old man in Barking on suspicion of violating the Terrorism Act and a residence there was being searched.

by | June 08, 2017 | 16:21

He was responding to Trump's comment that " states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote ". UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday strongly condemned the terrorist attacks on the mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and the Parliament (Majlis) building in Tehran , capital of Iran.

by | June 08, 2017 | 16:55

Still, the last few weeks have seen Corbyn shrewdly change the terms of campaign discourse beyond Brexit , to more sensitive issues such as health, education, social care - and the most effective of all, the rise in the number of "food banks" in the country under Tory rule.

by | June 08, 2017 | 16:04

They got support for the planet's greatest player, LeBron James , as Kyrie Irving arose with an electrifying 38 points. And despite Irving. And despite James. It's human nature. Up 2-0, everybody in the world, 'It's over. And we take pride in it, we care about it. They set a great tone. "I'm hoping as the series goes on for me, get some more looks and be able knock 'em down".

by | June 08, 2017 | 16:14

Campaigning in the election was suspended twice in the wake of the suicide bomb attack on Manchester Arena on 22 May in which 22 people were killed after after Saturday's London Bridge attack where eight people died. Provided she wins, she will have averted at least one risk: by pushing back the date of the following election to 2022 rather than 2020 as originally planned, she has ensured she will not face crunch time in the Brexit talks at the same time as an election.

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:28

Turkey's parliament on Wednesday approved deploying troops to a Turkish base in Qatar under a previously agreed plan, in a move seen as a sign of support for Doha . He added: "I hope that this is a signal also to Qatar that the period of duplicity, of doing something publicly and doing something else privately, are over".

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:22

CNN reported Tuesday that U.S. investigators believe Russian hackers breached Qatar's state news agency and planted a fake news report that contributed to the crisis among the United States' closest Gulf allies. U.S. President Donald Trump , wading into a deep rift among Arab states, said on Tuesday his trip to the Middle East was "already paying off", as governments there took a hard new line in accusing Qatar of funding militant groups, APA reports quoting Reuters .

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:39

The British general election will take place on Thursday. LONDON (AP) - After a seven-week election campaign that veered from the boredom of staged soundbites to the trauma of two deadly attacks, Britain's political leaders asked voters Wednesday to choose: Who is best to keep the United Kingdom safe and lead it out of the European Union? British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party is on course to win Thursday's national election comfortably, an opinion poll ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 16:09

Trump said, arguing that his visit to Saudi Arabia was "already paying off". "Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!" Trump wrote on Twitter. Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain , Egypt and Yemen have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar , which is to hold the soccer World Cup in 2022.

by | June 08, 2017 | 16:27

One showed a toddler being handed through a first-floor window to safety outside as an armed man looked on. It described them as "long affiliated with the Wahhabi", an ultraconservative form of Sunni Islam practiced in Saudi Arabia. It was the first attack in Iran claimed by IS, which had threatened to step up its campaign in the country in recent months. "The government extends its deepest condolences and sympathies to the government and people of Iran, as well as the families of the ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 16:05

Putin also offered Macron's far-right opponent Marine Le Pen a publicity coup when he granted her an audience a month before the election's first round. He added that fighting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) remains an "absolute priority" for France and serves as one of the reasons for the reinforcement of cooperation with Russian Federation.

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:13

President Donald Trump spoke with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud on the need for regional cooperation in preventing the financing of terrorism and "eliminating the promotion of extremism by any nation in the region", according to a readout of the conversation released by the White House , which did not mention Qatar by name.

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:17

Earlier Tuesday, Jordan said it will downgrade its diplomatic representation with Qatar after examining the "cause of the crisis". "We certainly would encourage the parties to sit down together and address these differences, and we - if there's any role that we can play in terms of helping them address those, we think it is important that the Gulf Cooperation Council ( GCC ) remain unified", he said.

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:49

In an interview with Italy's Radio 24, Mr Giuseppe Amato, the chief prosecutor in Bologna, said Zaghba, an Italian national, had been flagged in March a year ago at the Bologna airport en route to Turkey because he was travelling on a one-way ticket with only a backpack as luggage.

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:42

Youssef Zaghba, a 22-year-old Italian national of Moroccan descent, lived in east London . Earlier, Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera had reported that Zaghba had been stopped at an Italian airport because authorities believed he was on his way to Syria, and that Italian officials had warned British counterparts about him.

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:04

May looked unassailable. After taking over as Prime Minister from David Cameron last summer, she won kudos for her able handling of the fallout from Britain's decision to leave the European Union. According to most, the Conservatives are still headed for a solid victory of about 50 seats, while some say there's a chance of a so-called hung parliament in which no one party gains a majority and has to cobble together support from other parties to get over the line.

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:22

Corriere wrote that Zaghba was stopped at Bologna airport in 2016 when he was trying to fly to Syria via Turkey, and that Italian authorities had tipped off Britain about his movements. The other named man, Rachid Redouane, was not known. She has been rattled by criticism for slashing 20,000 police officers from Britain's streets during her time as the country's Home Secretary.

by | June 08, 2017 | 16:05

Many people are flying back through Kuwait , which has stepped in to mediate the dispute. US officials have claimed that the motive in the attack was to disrupt alliances between the USA and their partners in the Gulf . He avoided criticizing the president Tuesday while stressing the need for cooperation in the Middle East. "We appreciate the role they are playing in trying to de-escalate it".

by | June 08, 2017 | 14:53

In another development, a Somali civil aviation official said at least 15 Qatar Airways flights used Somalia's airspace since Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations moved to sever links with the Gulf nation. The official KUNA news agency said the Emir left for the western port city of Jeddah at the head of a high-level delegation including the foreign and information ministers.

by | June 08, 2017 | 16:20

The bag contained an automatic rifle. IS claimed responsibility, with a report on its self-styled Amaq news agency saying its "fighters" carried out the attack. Police authorities eventually determined the Resorts World Manila attack was caused by a single gunman with no known ties to terrorism. Despite ongoing ISIS-affiliated militant activity in the southern Philippines island of Mindanao, authorities ruled out terrorism as the motive for the attack.

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:25

Marine, was killed in 2010 in Afghanistan . On Monday, Trump also made special mention of former Senator Bob Dole of Kansas, who sat in the audience at the ceremony, thanking Dole for his service in the Second World War. Rather, it is they, the fallen , who gave their lives in service to the nation, that bestow dignify to America's national burial ground. "Today we also hold a special vigil for heroes whose stories we can not tell, because their names are known to God alone-the unknown ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:01

Probes of the Russian Federation allegations have hung over Trump's presidency since he took office and threaten to overwhelm his policy priorities, with several congressional committees conducting their own investigations of the alleged meddling by Moscow.

by | June 08, 2017 | 15:09

Mimbo said Butt had grown a longer beard and worn traditional Islamic dress more often over the two years he had known him, but showed no sign of radicalisation. May said Monday that Britain's counterterrorism operations are fully funded, but London Mayor Sadiq Khan - a Labour figure - said cuts to police have been draconian.