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by | June 08, 2017 | 21:48

Britain's bruising seven-week election campaign has opened some of the nation's most gaping wounds. The polls were conducted after the deadly attack by Islamist militants in London on Saturday. European Union leaders are watching the election process closely, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel stating yesterday that negotiations on Britain's departure from the bloc will begin shortly after today's vote.

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:10

The White House's stated reasons for firing Comey were contradicted by the president himself, raising questions about whether Trump had fired Comey to derail the Russian Federation investigation. He has frequently offered up important nuggets - but also has a plethora of ways to say, ever so politely, that he will not answer a question. Ryan Goodman , a New York University law professor, called that statement "the most devastating revelation" in Comey's testimony.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:57

Zaghba, an Italian national of Moroccan descent , initially told his mother that he wanted to go to Syria to start a family in a religious Islamic climate - not to fight. "The tempo is there in a way we haven't seen before", May had said. "But there weren't elements of proof that he was a terrorist". Eight people died in addition to the attackers, and almost 50 others were hospitalized.

by | June 08, 2017 | 21:21

Tensions between Qatar and Saudi Arabia - a Middle East heavyweight - bubbled to the surface two weeks ago when Qatar said its state-run news agency and its Twitter account were hacked to publish a fake story claiming the emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, had called Iran 'a regional and Islamic power that can not be ignored'.

by | June 08, 2017 | 21:25

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the administration would appeal the decision to the Supreme Court . Thursday's ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit was a loss for the administration. If at least five justices vote to let the travel ban take effect, there's a good chance they also would uphold the policy later on. He said the president has broad authority to deny entry to the United States, but that authority is not absolute and that his order, quote, "speaks with ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:50

He also thanked de Mistura for immediately accepting the Russian Defense Ministry's proposal to hold additional consultations on the situation in Syria. The meeting was postponed because the delegations were not prepared, Bogdanov added without providing further details. Russia, Iran and Turkey agreed to establish the zones in Syria, signing on to a Russian plan under which President Bashar Assad's air force would halt flights over designated areas across the war-torn country.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:40

To build a criminal obstruction of justice case, federal law requires prosecutors to show that a person acted with "corrupt" intent. But Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Admiral Mike Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, angered members of the Senate intelligence committee by staunchly refusing to answer questions about conversations they had with Mr Trump.

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:34

Legal experts say that if his account is true, Comey's statement looks a lot like evidence that Trump obstructed justice. In the end, Comey's gut was right. That's strong language, but it's in keeping with the feelings of barely concealed anger and unease that permeate the written statement. Trump put Comey in an impossible position.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:41

Sixty-eight percent of voters said they thought Trump isn't levelheaded, including 32 percent of Republicans . Meanwhile, President Trump's job performance rating dips to only 34 percent, according to a new Quinnipiac poll released on Wednesday.

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:51

GOP voters, however, split 41 to 37 percent when asked if they believe his use of Twitter is a "good thing;" 37 to 35 percent on whether they think Trump's tweeting helps his presidency; and 31 to 28 when asked if they think it helps Republicans up for re-election in Congress, the poll found.

by | June 08, 2017 | 21:17

Mayor Steven Fulop also Tweeted about the video on Wednesday night, calling the behavior shown "unacceptable". That's when Jersey City police opened fire, though it's not clear if anyone was hit by the bullets, authorities said. Erik Roberto caught the aftermath of a vehicle chase on his cellphone camera, which shows the victim on fire. Feliz remains hospitalized and is scheduled for surgery Thursday.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:27

In a statement , the Revolutionary Guard said that Saudi Arabia was responsible for the actions carried out by the Sunni jihadist group and referenced the recent meeting between Trump and Gulf Arab leaders during which Saudi Arabia called for a tougher stance against Iran.

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:25

By insisting on calling it a travel ban , Trump has ramped up a debate over whether his tweets could jeopardize the Justice Department's case as it attempts to reinstate the executive order that restricts travel from six Muslim-majority countries into the U.S.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:41

The ongoing Qatar crisis could have stemmed from a fake news story that the Federal Bureau of Investigation believes was planted by Russian hackers . In a tweetstorm, Trump said Mideast leaders he'd met with last month had all "pointed to Qatar " as the source of terrorist financing, waxing optimistically that the isolation of the kingdom might be "the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism".

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:10

The isolated country, which has conducted dozens of missile tests and tested two nuclear bombs since the beginning of 2016 in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions, says the programme is necessary to counter USA aggression. The South's nascent leadership is expected to introduce its detailed North Korea policy in the coming few months, which would top the agenda for a planned summit between Moon and his U.S.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:59

On Wednesday, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani downplayed the terrorist attack at parliament, saying it was a "minor issue". Soon after the assault on Parliament, another bomber detonated a suicide vest near the shrine of the republic's revered founder, Ayatollah Khomeini, a few kilometers south of the city, Zolfaghari said, according to Tasnim.

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:17

Khan, who is a member of the opposition Labour Party, is a popular figure in London , with recent polls suggesting he has a high approval rating even among voters for the governing Conservative Party. We need the courts to give us back our rights. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said the government has no plans to retract Trump's invitation. Trump and Khan have spent the previous year sniping at one another, largely over Trump's proposed travel ban that would temporarily bar some ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:34

Two persons died after they were hit by falling trees in Cox's Bazar district, bdnews24 reported. Evacuation plans have been underway in 19 districts along the coastal regions of Bangladesh where cyclone Mora is feared to make a landfall.

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:39

Suicide bombers and gunmen stormed into Iran's parlia. State TV also showed pictures of ammunition, rifles and binoculars laid out next to an Islamic State flag, all, it said, taken from the attackers. But Trump also says the US grieves and prays for innocent victims and for the Iranian people. Iran has slammed US President Donald Trump's response to Wednesday's twin terror attacks in Tehran as "repugnant", as the death toll from the ISIS-claimed assaults rose to 16.

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:01

President Donald Trump says he'll nominate a former Justice Department official as Federal Bureau of Investigation director. "The testimony wasn't as disastrous as it could have been", he said of the prepared remarks, adding that the market was relieved no damaging details emerged and his testimony "more than likely isn't going to blow up into some big fiasco, another thing that the president has to deal with".

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:33

But for May the time seemed right. Despite the focus on the party leaders, voters are not directly choosing their prime minister, only their local MP. Furthermore, if the "best PM" or "best party to manage the economy" metrics are more indicative of the final result, a much larger Conservative majority is possible.

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:50

Meanwhile, Ohanaeze Ndigbo , deemed to be the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation for people from the South-East, has called on all Igbos resident in the northern region to remain calm but vigilant. "The ACF was part of the decadence of the region", he added. The minister, however, dismissed the ultimatum and assured that the country's security agencies were on top of the matter.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:39

Instead, it shows a Washington neophyte failing to adhere to the customs of the presidency and engaging in "normal New York City conversation". "It's a political question", said Zeidenberg. "And the president brings in the FBI Director and says 'please stop your investigation.' If that isn't obstruction of justice, I don't know what is".

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:10

The Supreme Court has ordered an investigation against Temer and Rocha Loures for corruption, criminal organization and obstruction of justice, triggering the worst political crisis. Since the unpopular leftist leader is already out of the picture - having been judged guilty of breaking government accounting rules in 2016 - Temer, a conservative , would be allowed to finish his mandate through 2018.

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:02

Iran has blamed Saudi Arabia, their historical foe, for the twin attacks Wednesday that claimed the lives of at least 12. US - and Iran-backed forces are locked in a race to take Islamic State strongholds in southeastern Syria and seize a stretch of land that will either cement Tehran's regional ambitions or stifle them.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:07

British people are voting in the general election Thursday, and while the terrorist attacks in Manchester and London have dominated the closing stages of the campaign, the result will have a direct impact on Brexit . Political campaigning was suspended by the main parties after the Manchester Arena bombing, which saw 22 killed and over 100 wounded, and after the London Bridge attack which saw 8 killed and 48 injured.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:07

Following the attacks, Mohammad Hossein Zolfaghari, deputy Interior minister, told state TV Thursday that "law enforcement activities may increase". On Wednesday morning, terrorists launched simultaneous attacks on Iran's parliament building in downtown Tehran and on the mausoleum of late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini, south of the city.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:17

President Trump has pledged his support for upgrading the nation's inland waterways. "We will create the first-class infrastructure our country and our people deserve". But the White House signaled in a fact sheet on Wednesday that the rebuilding plan will include some traditional funding sources as well, which could be created to bring more Democrats and rural Republicans on board.

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:31

Their "fingerprints are all over the place" in terror funding, Gargash said. After first appearing to back the Saudi-led measures against Qatar on Twitter , he shifted gears and called for unity among Gulf Arab states. Qatar is an extremely small country. However, Qatar Airways is also grappling with severely restricted airspace . Instead, Qatar will host soccer's 2022 Federation Internationale de Football Association world cup, with the games moved from June or July, when they are ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:18

And the Emirates Post Group said that it had stopped all types of postal services to Qatar despite the UAE's continued diplomatic relations with Iran. Qatar is predominantly Sunni, but has a small Shiite minority. One analyst, Gerd Nonneman, a professor of worldwide relations and Gulf studies at Georgetown University's campus in Doha, Qatar, said Federal Bureau of Investigation and British intelligence officials had "no doubt" that the article on the emir was the result of a hack.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:09

Down 0-2 against the Golden State Warriors , the Cavs faced long odds in Game 3 of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. With that win, the Warriors also would complete the first ideal postseason in National Basketball Association history, going 16-0.

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:34

Former FBI Director James Comey is testifying before the Committee this week, speaking publicly for the first time since he was sacked by President Trump almost a month ago. "I understood that I could be fired by a president for any reason or for no reason at all". March 20 . Comey reveals the existence of the FBI investigation publicly.

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:04

The All Blacks lock Patrick Tuipulotu has been dropped from the Blues side to take on the British and Irish Lions side tonight for disciplinary reasons. Matt Todd has been drafted in by All Blacks coach Steve Hansen as injury cover but the flanker is perhaps unlucky to have been passed over for a place in the full squad.

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:05

Iranian state TV says one of the attackers taking part in an assault on parliament has blown himself up. Iranian security officials have not said who might have been behind the attacks, although state media called the assailants "terrorists".

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:30

Although Eric Trump claimed that his family donates use of the Trump National Golf Club in Westchester County, N.Y., public records show that the club has accepted $1.2 million in payments over the years. WASHINGTON - Eric Trump said Democrats who support the probe into his father's campaign and Russian Federation are "not even people" and he has "never seen hatred like this".