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by | June 12, 2017 | 07:33

Built by Boeing , the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense ( GMD ) was recently featured in an article by Forbes as the only system that can successfully protect the USA from an ICBM . The U.S. has interceptors based at Fort Greely in Alaska and four at Vandenberg AFB, about 170 miles northwest of Los Angeles. The ICBM was tracked by multiple radars, including the Sea-Based X-Band Radar, a giant radome mounted aboard a "semi-submersible" platform that resembles a giant self-propelled oil rig.

by | June 12, 2017 | 08:22

However Conway's husband, George Conway, a lawyer who withdrew last week from contention for a senior Justice Department job , said in a Twitter message that while Trump's tweets might "make some people feel better", they would not help the government get five votes in the Supreme Court .

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:55

With 94 percent of votes counted, the Interior Ministry said Macron's Republic on the Move! party won 28 percent of votes. Macron's fledgling party is expected to win between 415 and 445 seats in the lower house after taking a projected 32.3% of the vote.

by | June 12, 2017 | 08:29

Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez, chief of the Western Mindanao Command, said that, apart from the 13 soldiers who perished, 40 others were wounded in "close quarter combat" in the village of Madaya in Marawi. The army listed 21 civilians, 138 militants and 45 police and soldiers killed. "This temporary setback has not diminished our resolve a bit", military spokesman Col.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:38

The Socialist Party, which had dominated the outgoing lower house, is likely to pick up 7 percent. Macron's centrist Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move) party and its ally MoDem are forecast to win between 390 and 445 seats in the 577-member National Assembly in the second round on June 18 after performing strongly in yesterday's first round.

by | June 12, 2017 | 08:00

In his first press conference since Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, Trump told reporters he was "100 percent" willing to give a sworn testimony to the special counsel now overseeing the FBI's investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:48

The honky-tonk lined blocks in between the two venues are expected to be packed with even more fans. After all, he did finish fifth in Norris Trophy voting - and ranked in the top five among defencemen in scoring - in each of the previous two seasons.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:42

At the same time Russian presidential aide, Yuri Ushakov, while reviewing efforts exerted by the president and foreign minister for the sake of achieving a political and diplomatic settlement, added that he would not say that Russia had any intention of acting as a mediator between Qatar and the countries that severed relations with it.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:02

Others such as Sarah Wollaston, Anna Soubry and Nicky Morgan have also called for Mrs May to step aside - with the latter suggesting she should go within "weeks or months'" because her "credibility is shot". While he was demonized by conservative newspapers, on Facebook Corbyn was trending. If she is to succeed in delivering the wishes of the 52 per cent of voters who opted to take Britain out of the European Union previous year, she must find a way to bridge the differences within ...

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:04

On Saturday, Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi announced intelligence forces had killed the mastermind of the twin attacks . Iran has arrested nearly 50 people in connection with a twin attack on Tehran that killed 17 people last week, officials said, as security forces stepped up efforts to crack down on suspected militants.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:26

On Friday, Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei , said the attacks would only increase Tehran's hatred against the U.S. and its Saudi Arabian " stooges ". A statement issued Wednesday evening stopped short of alleging direct Saudi involvement but called it "meaningful" that the attacks followed Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia , where he strongly asserted Washington's support for Riyadh.

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:33

The strength of any deal looks set to be tested when the Commons meets, with Jeremy Corbyn vowing to try to bring down the Government by defeating Mrs May in Parliament and insisting: "I can still be prime minister". However, the election results will most likely complicate the leave negotiations. "I and other senior colleagues have made that clear to her", said defence minister Michael Fallon.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:10

Part of the reason, he asserted during a press conference, was because of the Green Climate Fund that Trump says costs the US "billions of billions of billions" of dollars. Demonstrators protest President Donald Trump's decision to exit the Paris climate change accord in Chicago on Friday. "Reaching an agreement in Paris depended on the United States, China and a small group of key countries pushing each other to be ambitious in their targets and holding each other accountable", said ...

by | June 12, 2017 | 08:12

The island's two main opposition parties boycotted the vote, which gave Puerto Ricans three options: becoming a USA state; remaining a territory; or becoming an independent nation, with or without some continuing political association with the United States.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:29

The Kingdom of Morocco has expressed its readiness to mediate the settlement of the diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf, the country's Foreign Ministry said in a statement Sunday. "I hope so", UAE minister of state for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash wrote on Twitter in reaction to Kuwait saying Qatar was ready to listen to the grievances.

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:30

There have been two more arrests by detectives investigating last weekends London Bridge attack . Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dick said she understood that people were concerned about security after attacks in London and Manchester but that the British capital was a safe city that would not be intimidated.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:54

Asserting that it has "vital stakes" in peace and stability in the Gulf, India today asked countries in the region to resolve the Qatar crisis through constructive dialogue and well-established worldwide principles of mutual respect. It appears Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and President Donald Trump have different views on how to deal with the situation in Qatar. But at the Pentagon, a spokesman, Navy Capt.

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:39

Qatar strongly rejects the allegations and says it is open to talks on ending the dispute, which also saw the three Gulf states order all Qataris out of their countries within 14 days. Saudi Arabia has closed Qatar's only land border, and Iran, as the closest country to Qatar, can export food products to the Arab country through a 12-hour shipping lane, he added.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:06

Earlier on Sunday, the country's Fars news agency reported that Iran had killed the "mastermind of the attacks" who was based in the border regions. Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi stated that the assailant was killed by Iranian intelligence forces but did not provide any further details about the individual or his death.

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:46

In its latest Country Reports on Terrorism, the US State Department said Qatar in 2015 froze assets and imposed travel bans on Kaabi and Kawari, both of whom are Qatari citizens. Qatar hosts the largest USA military base in the entire Middle East, housing 11,000 American troops. Still, the Pentagon has been developing contingency plans in case there's any interruption, defense officials said.

by | June 12, 2017 | 05:57

Thornton Police spokesman Victor Avila says the investigation continues. Investigators said her body had signs of severe trauma, though the coroner was unable to establish an exact cause of death. On Friday, police confirmed her death was being investigated as a homicide . Neighbors described the young girl as a lovely soul who was vivacious and innocent.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:12

Many probably know a twofer is two items sold for the price of one. Offstage, her mother, Miracle D. Hemmingsen, said she was watching anxiously. "I just wanted to have fun here". "This is a great experience for him to be on stage", Muralidharan said. "Before my words, I was very nervous", she said. You go up there, you try your hardest, you're sweating the whole time .

by | June 12, 2017 | 05:54

May has indicated that she will form a minority coalition government with the backing of a right-wing party from Northern Ireland, which will enable her to remain as prime minister. But May soldiered on Friday, re-appointing senior ministers to her Cabinet and holding talks with a small Northern Irish party about shoring up her minority government.

by | June 12, 2017 | 07:01

An official briefed on the investigation initially told ABC News that the power went out inside the building when the fire started and the flames blocked the building's only exit, making it hard for people inside to escape. "The property owner could have been charged but the jury may have hung on that defendant and it would've put a cloud over a very good case against the other defendants so it was a judgment call", Horowitz said.

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:06

SNP leader and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said it had been a disappointing night for her party, which lost seats to the Conservatives , Labour and the Liberal Democrats. The Conservatives won 318 seats , which was not quite the 326 they needed to govern alone. Major also relied on the support of the DUP after he secured a slim majority of 21 seats in the 1992 election.

by | June 12, 2017 | 05:53

Saudi Arabia said it was committed to "decisive and swift action to cut off all funding sources for terrorism" in a statement carried by the state news agency SPA , while Bahrain hailed usa efforts to ensure "international solidarity" on the issue.

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:27

On Friday, NBC News learned Kasowitz would go a step further - seeking a leak complaint with the Department of Justice , according to a source close to the outside legal team. The committee also sent a letter to Comey requesting he provide the committee any notes or memos in his possession regarding his discussions with Trump.

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:13

Mr Xi also congratulated India on becoming an official member state of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) security bloc, jointly led by Russian Federation and China. In Azad Kashmir, one civilian was martyred due to unprovoked Indian army firing from across the Line of Control in Rawalakot Sector today. Jaishankar said that the Chinese leader told the Prime Minister that he himself has seen the movie Dangal .

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:32

Corbyn fell short of the numbers to form a government in alliance with other opposition parties, but his position as leader is now more secure than at any time since he was first elected two years ago. Tory chaos over issues such as the " dementia tax" during this election did not happen by accident. It is too early to know whether the nationalist populism stoked by a resurgent Russian Federation has peaked in the West, but if the recent elections in France and Britain are any guide, the ...

by | June 12, 2017 | 05:37

The exhibition celebrates the ties between Russian Federation and France forged 300 years ago by Peter the Great when he visited France after encouraging diplomatic ties between the two countries. "It was serious that these foreign press organs - under whatever influence there may have been, I don't know - interfered by reporting serious falsehoods in a democratic campaign", Macron added .

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:57

Salman Abedi detonated a knapsack bomb as crowds were leaving an Ariana Grande concert on May 22, killing 22 people. Manchester police said Thursday that a 20-year-old man had been arrested in connection to the investigation of the concert attack.

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:50

Speaking to reporters in Montreal , Honda's engine boss refuted Brown's claim. McLaren executive Zak Brown made it clear this week the Woking-based outfit will no longer tolerate the mechanical problems which have plagued their drivers since they chose to start using Honda power units again in 2015.

by | June 12, 2017 | 06:20

In a Capitol Hill hearing room, the astonishing tableau unfolded of a former FBI director accusing the White House of "lies, plain and simple" and asserting that when the president suggested dropping an investigation into his former national security adviser, "I took it as a direction".

by | June 12, 2017 | 05:26

Armed law enforcement have boarded Malaysia Airlines flight #MH128 after a security incident at Melbourne Airport. One witness said he appeared to be holding an "electric frequency device" and not explosives, SBS tweeted. A Sri Lankan man living in Australia was charged today for allegedly threatening to blow up a Malaysia Airlines flight from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur .

by | June 12, 2017 | 05:31

Therefore, Trump said , he took the "hard but necessary action" of calling out Qatar. "We talked about process in the Syrian settlement and how this process and our common efforts can influence the history around Qatar", Lavrov said, according to TASS.