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by | June 10, 2017 | 01:13

It cited Anton Bredell, a local official. A total of nine deaths in the region have been attributed to the storm. Flames engulfed dozens of homes in Knysna and led to the temporary closure of a stretch of coastal highway. Authorities said many fires were contained by Thursday night, but the threat of flare-ups remained. The storm, which struck on Tuesday, has damaged buildings, felled trees, left 46,000 homes without electricity and caused travel chaos as flights and rail services were ...

by | June 10, 2017 | 01:24

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said that as the Iran legislation moves forward, lawmakers will have an opportunity to offer amendments that would authorize new sanctions on Russian Federation. The White House released a statement from Mr Trump condemning the terrorist attacks in Tehran and offering condolences, but also implying that Iran is itself a sponsor of terrorism.

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:29

The ministry issued a statement on its website with bloody pictures of the men's corpses. IS has long vowed to attack Iran because the country had deployed military advisers and support to both Syria and Iraq in their fights against the extremist group.

by | June 10, 2017 | 01:09

Noting the "crucial Brexit talks that begin in just 10 days", May said the new government will work to fulfill the will of United Kingdom voters who chose to leave the European Union . The shock result throws British politics into chaos and could send Britain's negotiations to leave the European Union - due to start June 19 - into disarray.

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:17

Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz was also present in the meeting. Nazarbayev also said the SCO is a "serious" regional cooperation, established to address economic cooperation between states that are close culturally, territorially and historically.

by | June 10, 2017 | 01:17

The NSA document in question provided technical details on what it said were Russian attempts to hack election officials in the United States and a voting-machine firm before the presidential election in November, two USA officials with knowledge of the case have confirmed to Reuters.

by | June 10, 2017 | 01:45

However, May insisted that the United Kingdom needed a period of stability as she delivered a speech following her re-election as the MP for Maidenhead. In the late stages of the campaign, Britain was hit by two Islamist militant attacks in less than two weeks that killed 30 people in Manchester and London, temporarily shifting the focus onto security issues.

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:18

The meeting between both the leaders held a lot of significance due to its close proximity to India's boycott of the Belt and Road Forum, which at least 29 world leaders had attended. The regional pact was established in 2001 and comprises of Russia, China , Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The meeting came amid escalating tensions between the two countries.

by | June 10, 2017 | 01:30

Last month hackers gained access to the website of Qatar News Agency, the official media outlet of the Middle East nation, and reportedly planted false statements attributed to Qatari emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani. broadcaster said. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has approved legislation for increased military cooperation with Qatar , including a deal for the deployment of Turkish troops there.

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:31

Brexit talks - due to start in 10 day's time - may be delayed and the Prime Minister's personal authority undermined by the shock result, which left the Conservatives short of a working majority by just eight seats. However, if no party manages to form a coalition, a minority government could be formed, but will struggle to pass laws in the parliament. At sunrise this morning, the Prime Minister's majority was gone.

by | June 10, 2017 | 01:23

Justice Minister Francois Bayrou is head of the party. Voting takes place on June 11 and June 18. A Ipsos Sopra Steria poll published on Friday found LREM was poised to win almost a third of the vote in the first round on Sunday, setting it up to secure the biggest majority in almost fifty years.

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:43

Qatar hosts 8,000 USA military personnel at al Udeid, the largest US air base in the Middle East and a launchpad for US -led strikes on the Islamic State militant group. He said Qatar, as an independent nation, also had the right to support groups like the Muslim Brotherhood , despite the fact that its neighbors view it as a threat to their hereditary rule.

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:03

It's official: Japanese Emperor Akihito will abdicate from the throne, making him the first Japanese monarch to do so in 200 years. A committee of the upper house of Japan's parliament on Wednesday adopted a special resolution which was attached to the abdication law, and though non-binding, said that the government will "consider various issues to secure stable imperial succession, including creating female branches".

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:11

Qatar's flagship airline sent an email on Thursday to customers who had purchased tickets for flights three days after the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and other countries cut ties. Qatar strongly denies the allegations and has expressed a willingness to engage in talks. But the row over Qatar's alleged support for Islamist groups has disrupted many aspects of life.

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:50

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by | June 09, 2017 | 23:55

The decision plunged Qatar into chaos and ignited the biggest diplomatic crisis in the Gulf since the 1991 war against Iraq. Kuwait's emir is working to mediate the Gulf crisis around Qatar, which is home to a major US military base and the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:29

Musayyib and Karbala are predominantly Shiite Muslim, a sect that IS considers heretics. The attack occurred at noon when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive belt at a crowded market at the entrance of the town of Musaiyab, some 50 km south of Baghdad , according to an Interior Ministry source who spoke on condition of anonymity.

by | June 09, 2017 | 23:50

In Washington and Sunderland West, Labour's Sharon Hodgson won 24,639 votes and a majority of 12,940, slightly smaller than the one she won in 2015. Ms Hodgson said, "I want to thank the unbelievable people of Washington and Sunderland West".

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:11

May needed to get 326 seats for her party to gain an absolute majority. At that point, one of the leaders would have to show they could form a minority government that had the support of other parties . That would make the course of Brexit even harder to predict. The party went into the 2017 election with 229 seats. He says that the federation will "push for the United Kingdom to remain in the single market and the customs union".

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:47

Lawmakers will most certainly ask James Comey if the president asked him to end it or if the president pressured him to stop looking into Russia's ties to fired national security advisor Michael Flynn. Trump's state of mind has been revealed in recent days in a series of furious tweets about the Russian Federation investigation, the media, his demands for the courts to stop blocking his travel ban and the London terror attack.

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:47

A federal judge ordered that victor remain held without bond after prosecutors argued during Thursday's three-hour hearing that she posed a flight risk and public danger, citing what they called "disturbing" comments found in her notebook. Air Force as a cryptologic language analyst. Winner's lawyer would not comment on his client and her connection to the leaks. The bond hearing will take place at the Federal Courthouse in Downtown Augusta at 4 pm.

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:40

The DMC said 104 people were still listed as missing while another 88 remained in hospital. The death toll from the floods and landslides increased to 193 on Tuesday afternoon and 94 others are reported missing. Meanwhile, the Red Cross Society of China also granted United States $ 100,000 emergency humanitarian cash assistance to the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society for their disaster relief efforts.

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:57

Bush as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division and served in that position until 2005. He, of course, made the announcement via Twitter , and with interesting timing. Less than a year later, Wray was reportedly among the top officials at the Justice Department - along with embattled former FBI Director James Comey and now special counsel Robert Mueller - who planned to resign after White House officials tried to persuade a hospitalized Ashcroft to sign off on a ...

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:35

Trump eluded to the possible existence of such tapes in a Twitter message after firing Comey last month. Comey told Feinstein that the President fired him as a result of the Russian Federation investigation. But on the political front, Republicans circled back to the idea that this portrait painted by Comey was not good for Trump - yet it was also not a high crime or misdemeanor.

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:49

The new poll showed support for the Conservatives at 42 percent, down one point from the previous YouGov/Sunday Times poll, while Labour was on 38 percent, up two points. She said she would "deliver on the will of the people" and also "make sure we make a success" of Brexit. "But the brighter future we want for our country will not just happen".

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:43

Ige also signed a bill Tuesday to reduce carbon emissions in the agriculture sector. Poor countries like North Korea are more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change , which can cause a decline in availability of food and water, as well as increase the odds of extreme weather events, according to La Trobe University lecturer Benjamin Habib.

by | June 09, 2017 | 23:26

In his prepared statement , Comey testified that Trump repeatedly complained that the FBI investigation into Russian meddling had cast a "cloud" over his administration. "There's no doubt that it's a fair judgment, it's my judgment, that I was sacked because of the Russian Federation investigation", Comey said. But he says Trump never told Comey, "I need loyalty, I expect loyalty", in form or substance, as Comey claimed .

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:55

Senegal's neighbour Mauritania, a member of the Arab League, severed ties with Qatar on Tuesday while Gabon also condemned it. He also said Qatar's ruling emir will not leave the country while it is "in blockade", so he can't attend an offered mediation by U.S.

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:35

His communications director has already resigned and White House press secretary Sean Spicer's standing is in a constant state of flux. "At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is 'no reason to be alarmed!'" Trump continued in a string of early Sunday morning tweets.

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:05

The shock result and the prospect that the European Union will now be negotiating with a shaky British government cast dark clouds over the Brexit negotiations just 10 days before they are due to start. Britain has been hit with three terror attacks since March, and campaigning was twice suspended. Corbyn initially replied that he would not take part in the debate unless she attended, but cannily changed his mind, joining the leading candidates on the podium on May 31, with the ...

by | June 10, 2017 | 00:33

The former FBI director was sacked last month, after leading the agency's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible ties between Russian intelligence and Trump associates. Comey's testimony centered around whether Trump lied and obstructed justice in asking him to drop the investigation into Michael Flynn and Russian Federation.

by | June 09, 2017 | 23:15

Ireland powerhouse O'Brien starts at openside flanker, with tour skipper Sam Warburton not included in the match 23, while Owen Farrell starts at fly-half. Farrell's physical, skilful and mental steel have marked out England's Saracen as one of the Lions' stellar talents, setting up a mouthwatering clash with Mo'unga this weekend.

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:39

But lawmakers have asked the FBI to investigate whether Sessions had a third, undisclosed encounter in April with Kislyak at a hotel in Washington, where Trump gave a major foreign policy address. "Here are people high up in the Justice Department , and they didn't feel enough institutional strength and feeling for the Department of Justice to do something about it", Akerman said.

by | June 09, 2017 | 22:54

Addressing a rally in Edinburgh the day before voters go to the polls, Ms Sturgeon said voters in Scotland could hold the key to ensuring the Prime Minister loses her majority at Westminster and urged Liberal Democrat and Labour supporters to switch to her party and avoid "splitting the anti-Tory vote".

by | June 09, 2017 | 23:43

The following day, White House officials said that Trump fired Comey because of Rosenstein's memo, which was critical of Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. In a statement after the hearing, he joked that he "got the sense from Twitter" that his line of questioning "went over people's heads". But what was of greater interest to many senators was not so much what Russian Federation did, but the state of the investigation into Russia's activities, in ...