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by | June 10, 2017 | 12:46

Tillerson says the blockade is hindering USA military efforts and the campaign against the Islamic State group. The phone call contrasted sharply with a series of tweets posted on Tuesday when Trump seemed to back the Saudi decision to isolate Qatar .

by | June 10, 2017 | 13:22

Comey, who was sacked by Trump in May, did not make any major disclosures about any links between Trump or his associates and alleged Russian meddling. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Mr Trump abused his power by seemingly directing Mr Comey to drop the criminal investigation into Mr Flynn.

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:43

The other attacker who has been named was 30-year-old Rachid Redouane , who also went by the alias Rachid Elkhdar and claimed to be Moroccan or Libyan, police said. Commander Dean Haydon, head of the Metropolitan Police's counterterrorism unit, said early Saturday that authorities want to know more about the unusual knives.

by | June 10, 2017 | 13:36

EU Commissioner Guenther Oettinger told Deutschlandfunk German radio that the Brexit timetable was "very ambitious" as negotiations would need to be wrapped up by October or November of 2018. "We might see a softening of the stance in response to this election result", said Simon Hix, politics professor at the London School of Economics. "I hope the United Kingdom will soon have a stable government to start negotiations", Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament's top Brexit official said.

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:22

The worldwide community has been striving to mediate the crisis among the countries concerned since the escalating tensions between Qatar and its fellow Arab nations culminated when Bahrain , Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates ( UAE ), Egypt , Libya and Yemen abruptly announced to sever diplomatic ties with the Gulf gas-rich state , accusing it of supporting terrorism and interfering with internal affairs.

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:46

On the water he signed up Jono Macbeth, a 44-year-old New Zealander who has three America's Cup wins, as sailing team manager and enlisted Giles Scott as tactician on his catamaran "Rita", the name Ainslie gives to all his racing boats.

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:32

Butt "was known to the police and MI5" but there was no intelligence to suggest the attack was being planned, the Metropolitan Police said. The issue has become a key one in the run-up to Thursday's general election. Amaq, an outlet affiliated with the Islamic State group, said the attacks were carried out by "a detachment of fighters from Islamic State". A Canadian and a Frenchman were among the dead and citizens of several nations were among the 48 injured, including Australia, Bulgaria, ...

by | June 10, 2017 | 13:34

Confident of securing a sweeping victory, May had called the snap election to strengthen her hand in the European Union divorce talks. She said a government with the support of the DUP would "allow us to come together as a country and channel our energies towards a successful Brexit deal that works for everyone in this country, securing a new partnership with the European Union which guarantees our long-term prosperity".

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:24

Following the closure of borders with Qatar , Qatari citizens were stocking up on food and supplies in fear of shortage. Tillerson struck a careful tone. He was speaking after Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates and several other countries severed diplomatic ties with Doha on Monday and closed transport links.

by | June 10, 2017 | 13:37

Turkey has close ties with Qatar, including in the energy sector, but also maintains good relations with other Gulf countries. Efforts to defuse the Qatar crisis - prompted on Monday when the UAE , Saudi Arabia , Egypt and others severed diplomatic ties with it over alleged support for Islamist groups and Iran - have showed no immediate signs of success.

by | June 10, 2017 | 13:24

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a tweet on Thursday called the White House comments "repugnant" and accused the US of supporting terror. Iranian authorities said on Thursday five of the attackers were Iranian nationals recruited by Islamic State to carry out the assaults inside the tightly controlled Shia Iran.

by | June 10, 2017 | 11:52

The Islamic State jihadist group claimed Saturday's attack. "Formal identification has not yet taken place, however Mr. Thomas' next of kin have been informed of this development", police said in a statement. He received an European Union residency permit from Ireland and the couple lived there until at least the end of 2015. The other two attackers were named on Monday as Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane .

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:29

In a way, the public is aware of what's going on. "That committee hearing was just notice and I think, obviously, it has got to be reviewed", he said. Experts say that if Trump tries to invoke executive privilege with respect to his conversations with Comey, it likely won't hold any water. Much like the problems for executive privilege created by Trump's possibly waiving his office's exclusive right, however, the president's repeated public mentions of the matter may also make issuing a ...

by | June 10, 2017 | 11:37

While the White House wouldn't say whether or not Trump believes that climate change is real, North Korea took a clear stance. Also, a coalition of states is considering climate change actions independent of federal regulations. then it's threatening our economy, too". "The Paris climate accord is simply the latest example of Washington entering into an agreement that disadvantages the United States, to the exclusive benefit of other countries, leaving American workers, who I love, and ...

by | June 10, 2017 | 13:13

Police are continuing to search the properties. - Questions have emerged about the possible lack of response or action from authorities following reports of Butt's radicalization. The couple, who were visiting London for the weekend, were walking south over London Bridge around the time the attack started, according to police.

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:30

Among Butt's extremists contacts in the United Kingdom was a British al-Muhajiroun figure who helped organize training in Malakand, Pakistan, for some of those involved in a plot to bomb the United Kingdom in 2004 with fertilizer bombs and one of the 7/7 London bombers, according to the sources.

by | June 10, 2017 | 13:19

Florida Senator Marco Rubio later commented that he "didn't follow that line of questioning very well". "In his testimony today, James Comey claimed that the Obama administration, Attorney General Loretta lynch , let politics influence the FBI's description of its investigation of Hillary Clinton's classified emails", mentioned Anchor Scott Pelley near the end of CBS Evening News, where they buried the story in a brief.

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:26

Saudi Arabia's closure of Qatar's only land border sparked fears of major price hikes and food shortages for its population of 2.7 million people, with long queues forming as some supermarkets began running out of stock. Meanwhile, global companies have made a decision to suspend shipping services to Qatar, and the size of the trade pressures that besiege Doha has increased in light of the closure of land, sea and air ports with several countries that announced boycotting Qatar.

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:53

Of the 3,000 people, only "a tiny proportion" are placed under 24-hour surveillance if they are suspected of planning an attack. But Italy's Corriere della Sera reported Zaghba had been stopped in 2016 when trying to fly to Syria via Turkey, and that Italian authorities had identified him as a potential "foreign fighter" and tipped off Britain about his movements.

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:05

The family said her actions "demonstrate how selfless, caring and heroic she was, not only on that night, but throughout all of her life". French media yesterday named waiter Alexandre Pigeard , 27, from Normandy, among the dead. Her family said Boden was "loved and adored by her family, friends and boyfriend". On her blog , Boden wrote, "I recognise that I might not go everywhere but I should definitely go everywhere I can, and so should you!" Meanwhile, Ms Zelenak's friends have ...

by | June 10, 2017 | 11:39

In a message to her supporters, Mrs May said: 'As I said many times during the campaign, I wanted to achieve a large majority but that was not the result that we secured. Bookmakers SkyBet have already slashed the odds of the former Mayor of London swooping in to become Prime Minister from 66 to one to five to one.

by | June 10, 2017 | 13:14

Police increased their patrols in the streets and subway stations of Tehran on Thursday, a day after. Attackers have mounted simultaneous gun and suicide bomb assaults on Iran's parliament building and the tomb of the republic's revolutionary founder in Tehran on June 7, 2017.

by | June 10, 2017 | 11:42

Peyong will take over as Chairman of NSCN (K). Khaplang, who joined the nationalist Naga movement in the 60s, was born in Waktham village in Eastern Myanmar in April 1940. He played a key role in the formation of the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) in 1980 and was the founder vice-president of the rebel group.

by | June 10, 2017 | 11:25

May has insisted that Brexit means Brexit but it is unclear how long she will remain in power or whether another British election will be called. Corbyn said the results represented an end to austerity policies, and called on May to resign: "The prime minister called the election because she wanted a mandate, the mandate she's got is lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support".

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:42

In its latest Country Reports on Terrorism, the US State Department said Qatar in 2015 froze assets and imposed travel bans on Ka'bi and Kawari, both of whom are Qatari citizens. "I decided ... the time had come to call on Qatar to end its funding". The closure of Qatar's only land border, with Saudi Arabia, has raised fears of the country running out of supplies for its 2.7 million people, with long queues forming at supermarkets which are struggling for food stock.

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:58

He portrayed Trump as a chief executive dismissive of the FBI's independence and made clear that he interpreted Trump's request to end an investigation into his former national security adviser as an order coming from the president. Comey said that after his firing he actually tried to spur the special counsel's appointment by giving a damning memo he had written about a meeting with Trump to a friend to release to the media.

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:01

Spellers could earn a maximum of 30 points on the test. Spellers that advanced to the finals needed to have earned 29 points to keep the number of spellers in the finals under 50. Louisville Courier-News organized the first competition in 1925. New rules this year are aimed at preventing tie endings like last year's, when joint winners both got $40,000 cash prizes.

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:11

If not for their meltdown previous year, the Warriors , whose record-setting 73-win season got lost in the Finals aftermath, would be looking for a third straight crown. James went 7-of-8 from the floor for 16 points in the first quarter, but when he went to the bench late in the period the Warriors closed it with a 10-0 run to lead 39-32, Curry sinking two 3-pointers in the spurt.

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:43

President Donald Trump is expected to travel to Miami as early as next Friday to announce a new Cuba policy that could tighten rules on trade and travel to the island eased by his predecessor Barack Obama , according to a U.S. Marco Rubio , Republican Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, and Democratic New Jersey Sen. In October 2016, two weeks before he was elected, Trump told Cuban exiles in Little Havana he would reverse some of the Obama-era policies.

by | June 10, 2017 | 11:17

The evening saw the Tories remain the largest party, but with their representation weakened by losing seats and failing to score a majority - resulting in a hung Parliament . "Cracking down on the ideology of Islamist extremism and all those who support it and giving the police and the authorities the powers they need to keep our country safe".

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:00

The violence, instability, and Christian persecution that ISIS has brought to the Middle East is making its way to a besieged island in the Philippines. They have been pushed back to the city center by Philippines forces over the past week after around 4,000 ground troops moved in, bolstered by helicopters and aircraft deploying rockets and bombs.

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:20

His nightmare in Pittsburgh in this series continued after he surrendered three goals on nine shots in the opening period. Crosby's eventful night included becoming the franchise's all-time leading scorer in the Stanley Cup Final, a two-minute roughing penalty for trying to dribble Nashville defenseman P.K.

by | June 10, 2017 | 11:07

Saudi Arabia and its allies alleged that Qatar is providing support to extremist groups. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is calling on Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to immediately ease their blockade on Qatar .

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:23

Two men were arrested last night on a street in Ilford , the Metropolitan police said. In a statement Tuesday, authorities said they arrested a 27-year-old man Tuesday morning. He said that British Prime Minister Theresa May was right to emphasize the threat of radical Islamic terrorism in the wake of the attack , but she has to show that it's not just talk.

by | June 10, 2017 | 11:45

Comey also said that he believed the president had fired him because of the Russian Federation probe, told "lies" about his record at the bureau and sought to redirect the probe away from former national security adviser Michael Flynn .