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by | June 08, 2017 | 19:11

The next day Iran accused Saudi Arabia of seeking tension in the region, saying the prince had made "destructive" comments and it was proof that Riyadh supported terrorism. Witnesses said the attackers were shooting from the fourth floor of the parliament building down at people in the streets below. "We underscore that administrations that can not empathize with human suffering risk losing their humanity, and presidents that can not genuinely recognize victims of terrorism are incapable of ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 18:49

WKOK-AM reported that the gunman fired randomly in the store in addition to targeting the victims, and that the witness who escaped unharmed was the person who called Wyoming County 911 dispatchers. Troopers planned to release more information at a news conference. No names have been released. Authorities believe it is a contained incident and the public is not in any danger, but the investigation is ongoing.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:31

Qatar hosts one of the largest U.S. military bases in the region. Saudi Arabia, the UAE , Egypt and several other states earlier this week moved to sever diplomatic ties with Doha over its alleged support for extremist groups. The stories included statements of support to Iran by the emir of Qatar , Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani. Bob Corker, the Republican head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, appeared stunned when informed by journalists about Trump's tweets on Qatar .

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:05

The former campaign manager reiterated that Comey had acknowledged telling Trump that he was not under investigation "in any way, shape, or form" in connection with alleged collusion between Trump's transition team and Russian officials.

by | June 08, 2017 | 18:54

Zaghba was stopped at Bologna's airport trying to fly to Turkey in March past year over concerns he was intending to travel on to Syria , according to reports. The police added that they have also arrested a man at an address in Barking this morning. Butt was known to police and was "openly fundamentalist", NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports from London .

by | June 08, 2017 | 17:53

Comey said he had told Trump on three occasions he was not being investigated, confirming an earlier account from the president. Where can't you watch? Some legal experts said Comey's testimony could strengthen any impeachment case built on obstruction of justice , but USA markets shrugged off the news from the testimony for lack of any major disclosures.

by | June 08, 2017 | 18:04

Three would assist firefighters in Knysna while the other two would help with evacuations in the rest of the storm-hit Western Cape. The fatalities included four people who died in a fire in Kraaifontein caused by lightning, while another death was confirmed in Lavender Hill due to a building collapse.

by | June 08, 2017 | 18:31

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called Labour's national election co-ordinator Andrew Gwynne a "big girl's blouse" on Sky News shortly before the BBC debate began, apparently because Mr Gwynne wanted them to make a joint appearance. May became prime minister without winning an election in July a year ago following the resignation of David Cameron after Britons went against his advice and voted to leave the EU.

by | June 08, 2017 | 18:20

In the aftermath, Puntland government deployed backup troops to Af-urur to repulse the al-Shabaab fighters but encountered stiff resistance following heavy fire exchange. There were few soldiers there and thus al Shabaab captured the town. The SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors extremist groups, said the extremist group issued the claim via its Shahada News Agency.

by | June 08, 2017 | 17:56

The FBI already is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian intelligence operatives trying to disrupt the 2016 election and undermine USA democracy. I replied that he should give that careful thought because it might create a narrative that we were investigating him personally, which we weren't, and because it was very hard to prove a negative.

by | June 08, 2017 | 17:51

Officials say at least 104 people are missing after the floods hit on Friday along with cascades of red mud that swallowed village homes. Sri Lankan rescuers pulled out more bodies under enormous mudslides on Sunday as the death toll climbed to 146 with 112 others missing.

by | June 08, 2017 | 18:28

Although it usually expresses solidarity with and offers assistance to a government in a country where there has been a terrorism episode, it did not do so Wednesday. Trump's first overseas visit to Saudi Arabia last month positioned the USA firmly on the side of the kingdom and other Arab states in their stance against Iran.

by | June 08, 2017 | 18:57

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack. In a statement after the attacks, the Revolutionary Guards said they "will never allow the blood of innocents to be spilt without revenge". "The terrorists were on the payroll of Saudi Arabia", he insisted. For its part, Iran has cited Saudi Arabia's support for jihadists and its backing of hard-line Sunni fighters in Syria.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:10

Comey , who Trump fired last month, is to deliver his testimony in person at a much-anticipated hearing at the intelligence committee on Thursday. Trump, who spent part of Wednesday in OH talking about the need to fix the nation's crumbling infrastructure, ignored reporters' shouted questions about Comey.

by | June 08, 2017 | 18:51

The Post-ABC poll was conducted Friday to Sunday, before The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the Director of National Intelligence told associates that Trump asked him if he could intervene with Comey on the FBI's Russian Federation probe to back off its focus on former national security adviser Michael Flynn .

by | June 08, 2017 | 17:43

Comey stays behind in a conference room to speak privately with Trump after intelligence officials brief the president-elect in his NY headquarters about explosive findings that the Russians tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

by | June 08, 2017 | 18:34

Separately, the Pentagon thanked Qatar for hosting the largest USA air force base in the Middle East . Moscow has repeatedly denied it was behind hacking attacks against the USA and a raft of other alleged cyber breaches overseas. In response to a question, she said she had seen no evidence that that included ISIS, "but I know that Saudi individuals have certainly funded other related terrorist groups over time, and also exported a lot of Wahhabi radicalism by ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:07

Comey is slated to testify Thursday in open hearing on Capitol Hill, the first time since he was suddenly fired by US President Donald Trump in early May, Xinhua reported . The president later told NBC's Lester Holt in an interview that he considered "this Russian Federation thing" before firing Comey. But Republican Senator Richard Burr, the panel's chairman, sought to downplay Comey's " loyalty " remark, saying: "I don't think it's wrong to ask for loyalty from anybody in an ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:18

US President Donald Trump took sides in the deep rift in the Arab world on Tuesday , praising Middle East countries' actions against Qatar , but later spoke by phone with Saudi King Salman and stressed the need for Gulf unity. EgyptAir, the national carrier, has suspended all flights from and to Qatar . But Qatar has also always been accused by its Gulf neighbours and Egypt of supporting extremist groups.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:13

The last crop of polls had Theresa May's lead ranging from within a single point, which would mean a hung parliament , to a double-digit cushion, which would signal a 60 seat Conservative majority. Campaigning was twice suspended in the aftermath of the attacks, which May blamed on "evil" Islamist ideology. Jeremy Corbyn significantly stepped up personal attacks on Theresa May and his discussion of defence and security issues on social media as polling day drew near, a Press ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:10

Shimla: Chandrashekhar , the chief of Bhim Army, which was allegedly behind the recent violence in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh , was arrested from Dalhousie , Himachal Pradesh on Thursday. "I feel that the UP government has failed to address the issues of the Dalits". Chandrasekhar had been on the run ever since the police booked him for egging Dalits to clash with the police on May 9 .

by | June 08, 2017 | 17:45

Among the encounters Comey describes is a January 27 dinner at the White House that he viewed as an attempt by the president to "create some sort of patronage relationship". Trump was referring to the Russian Federation investigation and questions about whether he was under investigation . Those who said the president broke the law by asking Comey to drop an investigation into Russian meddling in last year's election said their view is reinforced.

by | June 08, 2017 | 18:40

The U.S. envoy to Qatar, Dana Shell Smith, retweeted on Monday a message from October in which she praised the U.S. partnership with Qatar, citing "real progress to counter terrorist financing". More than 11,000 USA and coalition forces are deployed to or assigned to al Udeid Air Base, from which more than 100 aircraft operate. While Trump, too, shares the Saudi and UAE goals of weakening hardline Islamic movements and stemming Iran's influence, American officials hadn't publicly singled out ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 17:42

Gargash said that the decision to cut off cooperation with Qatar was "an accumulation of Qatar's behaviour in the region - especially its recent logistical and financial support for extremist groups and terrorist organisations such as al Nusra and some organisations in Libya and the Sinai".

by | June 08, 2017 | 17:52

Two suicide bombers carried out attacks at late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's shrine, according to the Islamic State-affiliated Amaq news agency. State TV reported four attackers are involved in the parliament attack, and said eight people were wounded.

by | June 08, 2017 | 18:58

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said the ban took effect Tuesday, but there is no plan yet to repatriate the more than 200,000 Filipino workers in Qatar . officials believed they had planted a false news story. The U.S. wasn't planning a major mediation role, a State Department official said, pointing to offers from Turkey and Kuwait to intervene in what is emerging as the worst diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf in decades.

by | June 08, 2017 | 18:32

The testimony backs up the May 16 reporting that Trump spoke alone with Comey in the Oval Office about the investigation into possible Flynn wrongdoing. "I took the opportunity to implore the Attorney General to prevent any future direct communication between the President and me", Comey said. Comey said he replied that he wanted to serve out his ten-year term and "was not on anybody's side politically".

by | June 08, 2017 | 17:50

Amid the rise of the Islamic State group, Iran has stayed relatively removed from extremist violence. Iran's Revolutionary Guards had earlier accused Saudi Arabia and the United States of being behind the attacks. The group said five Daesh fighters were involved in the attacks. Iran may find that Wednesday's attacks provide it with ample rationale and domestic backing to step up its involvement in neighboring states.

by | June 08, 2017 | 17:50

The Guardian has called May an "inscrutable" and "sober-minded" politician, perhaps impressed by her sometimes stern demeanour and her reputation as a strict upholder of law and order. The euro's medium-term view looks positive, supported by prospects for the European Central Bank to start heading towards normalising its monetary policy in coming months, said Peter Dragicevich, G10 FX strategist for Nomura in Singapore.

by | June 08, 2017 | 17:48

The editorial said the farmers' struggles in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh had "punctured in a spectacular fashion the tall claims made by the Modi government about the transformation of agriculture and empowerment of farmers". Internet services that had been suspended might also be restored, Divisional Commissioner M.B. Ojha told PTI . The decision by the UP government was hailed by many, including Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi .

by | June 08, 2017 | 18:24

Qatar has strenuously denied the allegations. President Donald Trump spoke to Qatar's emir on Wednesday, offering United States mediation in a crisis that has split Washington's allies and pushed regional powers toward confrontation. On top of a possible jail term, offenders would also be hit with a fine of at least 500,000 dirhams, the newspaper said, citing a statement to Arabic-language media.

by | June 08, 2017 | 17:17

Asked whether Trump still stands by his contradicted claims that he did not ask Comey for a loyalty pledge or to drop the investigation into Flynn, Sanders referred specific questions to Trump's outside counsel, but said she "can't imagine the President not standing by his own statement".

by | June 08, 2017 | 18:41

US President Donald Trump has announced his nomination to replace fired FBI director James Comey in a tweet , the day before Mr Comey is due to testify before Congress in the investigation into possible Russian collusion in the 2016 election .

by | June 08, 2017 | 17:15

Merkel, trying to fix damage after shocking Washington on Sunday by declaring the era in which Europe could rely on its partners was somewhat over, repeatedly stressed the importance of trans-Atlantic ties. The transatlantic diplomatic rift widened on May 30, 2017 as US President Donald Trump responded to criticism from Chancellor Angela Merkel with a new attack on German trade tactics and defense spending.

by | June 08, 2017 | 17:06

Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates announced on Monday they would cut diplomatic ties over the state's alleged support of terrorist groups including Isalmic State and Al-Qaeda. "Qatar Airways, as a business, relies on carrying all this connecting traffic from Doha onward and a lot if it is going to disappear", Sumers said.