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by | June 11, 2017 | 22:34

Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi released a statement saying government forces coordinated with the launch the strike. Africom assessed that eight al-Shabaab militants were killed in the strike. Its fighters have attacked and captured the town several times. Farmajo said Somalia has long suffered in the hands of al-Shabab, which he says is supported by global terror networks.

by | June 11, 2017 | 22:22

Former FBI Director James Comey hinted in his public hearing Thursday that Sessions, a former USA senator from Alabama, may have had additional contacts with Russians, and said in a closed hearing that investigators had received Russian intercepts detailing a possible third meeting between Sessions and Kislyak, sources familiar with the briefing told CNN on Thursday.

by | June 11, 2017 | 22:45

People living in Britain are waking up to uncertainty as Prime Minister Theresa May ignored calls to stand down after the ruling Conservative Party lost an overall majority in parliament in a general election on Thursday. The pound on Friday fell 1.7 per cent against the US dollar and 1.4 per cent against the euro. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she assumed Britain still wanted to leave the European Union and talks should start quickly.

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:20

British Prime Minister Theresa May's Joint Chief of Staff Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy have resigned after they faced severe criticism from several MPs and officials of the party who were of the opinion that both Hill and Timothy played an important role for the poor performance of the party at the recently concluded general elections .

by | June 11, 2017 | 22:05

He says that funding has to end. Qatar will pay the Ashcroft Law Firm $2.5 million for 90 days of work as the country seeks to confirm its efforts to fight global terrorism and comply with financial regulations including U.S. Riyadh, which led the move against Doha , is upset over Qater's ties with Iran, the main rival of Saudi Arabia in the region. He said: "I decided with Rex Tillerson that the time had come to call on Qatar to end funding and extremist ideology in terms of funding".

by | June 11, 2017 | 22:19

It suggested there were only five attackers rather than the six originally reported. The Intelligence Ministry said its forces stormed several "safe houses" linked to the group in the country's northwest, according to state television. The IRGC has vowed revenge on Islamic State - known by its opponents under the Arab acronym of Daesh - but a top security official said this won't be easy.

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:31

May called a snap election in April in what she said was an attempt to strengthen her mandate ahead of negotiations with the European Union about the British exit from the bloc. Ms Cooper, last week re-elected MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford for the sixth time, said: "I think the big challenge for us is actually now about the Brexit negotiations because there is not a lot we can do about the chaos in the Conservative Party at the moment".

by | June 11, 2017 | 22:10

Adding to the turmoil, one newspaper said Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is preparing to vie for her job after the Conservative party's disastrous election showing. Speaking to the BBC he said: "It is quite possible there will be an election later this year or early next year and that might be a good thing because we can not go on with a period of great instability".

by | June 11, 2017 | 22:55

A source close to the DUP said the party was seeking more funding for the province and concessions for former British soldiers in exchange for supporting May. Her Labour rival Jeremy Corbyn , once written off by his opponents as a no-hoper, said May should step down because he wanted to form a minority government.

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:51

After an initial plunge, sterling pared losses against the dollar and euro, while the dollar gained. He told ITV: "Clearly if she's got a worse result than two years ago and is nearly unable to form a government then she, I doubt, will survive in the long term as Conservative party leader".

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:28

Sources later told Sky Source that Downing Street had issued the wrong statement in error. The DUP statement put Downing Street on the back foot, prompting a carefully worded response in the early hours of Sunday . Without a majority, she could be forced to seek consensus on the approach she takes, potentially by performing a U-turn on single market membership and protecting the economy at the expense of new immigration controls.

by | June 11, 2017 | 22:01

Karl asked if the President would be willing to testify under oath to this. "In light of reports regarding Mr. Comey's recent testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, it is important that I have an opportunity to address these matters in the appropriate forum", Sessions said in his letter dated Saturday.

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:45

However, UK Prime Minister Theresa May batted away the request, saying " now is not the time " for talks. Sturgeon said now that Britons want to leave the European Union and Scots want to retain their European Union membership, a new referendum should be offered.

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:09

Nearly half of Britons believe Theresa May should quit as Prime Minister, according to polls conducted since the general election . The best-selling Sun newspaper said senior members of the party had vowed to get rid of May, but would wait at least six months because they feared a leadership contest could propel the Labour party into power under Jeremy Corbyn , who supports renationalisation of key industries and higher taxes for business and top earners.

by | June 11, 2017 | 22:24

Many believe the results of 2017 general elections will also impact Britain's exit from the 27-nation bloc as the main reason behind calling for sudden elections was to strength May hands in the Parliament so as to negotiate with Brussels and pass necessary legislation.

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:27

Thousands of people gathered on the streets of Tehran as Iran held funeral ceremonies for the victims of twin attacks that killed 17 people earlier this week. "Iranian people reject such US claims of friendship", Zarif tweeted. "However, with cooperation of (intelligence) services that are close to Iran, he paid the price of his crimes on Saturday and was killed by Iran's security forces and our friends in the other intelligence services", he said.

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:24

The decision to rule out a formal pact, which could make it more hard for the prime minister to govern, comes after her trusted joint chiefs of staff, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, resigned following May's failure to secure a majority in Thursday's general election.

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:09

No the president, who I want to point out is a colossal dumbass liar that will say anything because he doesn't give a shit about anyone, responded that the public will be disappointed with his answer and we all know why: He's a fucking liar and a frightful person! and, there is no there, there! President Trump's private lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, seized on Mr Comey's admission that he had told President Trump on multiple occasions that he was not personally under investigation and maintained ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:24

That's created chaos across the Sunni Gulf nations, whose citizens regularly intermarry and conduct business across countries sharing long historic and cultural bonds. Qatar is the world's largest exporter of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG), and produces up to 77 million tonnes of gas each year. Saudi Arabia has sealed Qatar's only land border, through which it had imported most of its food.

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:41

In the end, May must form a minority government, and is now reliant of the support of the Democratic Unionist Party [DUP], a hardline unionist party in Northern Ireland. Foster, who saw her father and schoolmate injured in acts of politicized acts of violence growing up in Northern Ireland, wants to maintain the peaceful recent history with the Republic Ireland; her party favours a "soft Brexit " that would preserve the Irish border.

by | June 11, 2017 | 20:53

President Donald Trump on Friday accused James Comey of lying to Congress. Trump faced journalists at the White House on Friday afternoon in a joint news conference with the president of Romania, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partner.

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:26

The intelligence ministry said the attacks were carried out by five Iranian men who had joined IS and travelled to their bastions in Iraq and Syria before returning home. "The fact that Islamic State has claimed responsibility proves that they were involved in the brutal attack", a Wednesday statement from the Revolutionary Guards said, as quoted by Reuters .

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:36

May is preparing to name the rest of her cabinet, after revealing Friday that her five most senior ministers would stay in their posts. The development comes after Mrs May sent her Chief Whip Gavin Williamson to Belfast for talks with the DUP after the election left the Tories eight seats short of the 326 required for a majority.

by | June 11, 2017 | 22:16

Sessions sent the letter to Senator Richard Shelby (Republican-Alabama), who is chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies. He claimed that due to "facts that I can't discuss in an open setting" he was convinced Sessions would decline to engage in the "problematic" Federal Bureau of Investigation probe.

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:38

Speaking to reporters, the United Kingdom prime minister said she would continue to govern along with her "friends and allies" in the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), a Northern Irish party. "As a Brexiteer who believes in it with all his heart and soul, my fear is that Corbyn forms a coalition with the SNP and a few Lib Dems and we look down the barrels of a second referendum in a few years time", Farage said.

by | June 11, 2017 | 20:57

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the shooter was a member of the militant group and had killed four Americans and wounded several more . "The American invaders were there to support their Afghan slaves". "This incident is under investigation", the statement added. United States and coalition casualties in Afghanistan have become rarer, falling dramatically since the Afghan government assumed responsibility for combat operations in 2014.

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:32

Lankford is on the intelligence committee, the forum for last week's riveting Comey testimony and Tuesday's hearing. "He had already recused himself, and then suddenly he is the one recommending to the president that Comey be fired, and the president", he added.

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:07

The first attack was made by a four-jihadists team that carried assault rifles, the attackers wore suicide vests attempted to enter the administrative building of the Iranian Parliament. After offering condolences to the families of the attacks victims, Alawi stressed that over the past few months the country's intelligence forces had neutralized over 25 terrorist cells.

by | June 11, 2017 | 20:40

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis attends the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue Asia Security Summit on Saturday in Singapore. "No matter what others say, whatever sanctions and pressure may follow, we will not flinch from the road to build up nuclear forces.

by | June 11, 2017 | 20:31

Catholic Irish republicans Sinn Fein won seven, with a sitting independent unionist winning another, as more moderate Irish nationalist and British unionist parties were wiped out. Without a majority, she could be forced to seek consensus on the approach she takes, potentially by performing a U-turn on single market membership, protecting the economy at the expense of immigration controls.

by | June 11, 2017 | 22:08

After calling a snap election in April in anticipation of a landslide, she ended up with an electoral train wreck, in which her Conservative Party actually lost its parliamentary majority. May is seeking a deal with a Northern Irish party to prop up the Conservative minority administration, and lawmakers said the rebuff from voters meant the government will have to abandon planned policies and re-think its strategy for European Union exit talks.

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:15

Zaghba, who is said to have been born in Morocco to a Moroccan father and an Italian mother, was stopped at Bologna's Marconi airport on March 15, 2016, while he tried to take a flight to Turkey. Others who had been arrested were released without being charged. Three men have been arrested on suspicion of terror offences following a series of raids involving armed police, in east London.

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:51

She said that the most senior Cabinet members would retain their roles , including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Treasury chief Philip Hammond. "At such a critical time , the Prime Minister must be clear with the people about the deal she has stitched up with the DUP behind closed doors". Ms May called the snap election with a view to increasing the narrow majority she had inherited from her predecessor David Cameron but her plan went disastrously wrong.

by | June 11, 2017 | 20:57

In Britain's third terror attack in as many months, three men rammed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge on Saturday evening before running into the bustling Borough Market area, where they slit throats and stabbed people. The announcement came a day after London's Metropolitan Police Service named two other men as attackers: 27-year-old Khuram Sharzad Butt, a British citizen born in Pakistan , and 30-year-old Rachid Redouane , who "claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan".

by | June 11, 2017 | 21:59

But media reports suggest they had demanded the departure of May's joint chiefs of staff, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill , as the price for allowing the 60-year-old vicar's daughter to stay in office. Without the desired larger majority, May will now be in the thrall of two wings of her party that oppose her plans to leave the European Union: "purists" who want a clean break with the bloc and "remainers" who are pressing for closer ties, two Conservative sources said.