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United Kingdom police seeking missing attack victim find body in river

Butt "was known to the police and MI5" but there was no intelligence to suggest the attack was being planned, the Metropolitan Police said. A third French citizen has died following Saturday's attack on London Bridge, President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday, taking the overall death toll to eight. Read More »

Bahrain foreign minister to visit Turkey amid Gulf row


During his first foreign trip as president last month, Trump attended a meeting of regional leaders in Riyadh, where he secured a commitment to crack down on support for extremist groups. Reports said that the four nations severed diplomatic relations with Qatar in a coordinated move while Yemen, Libya's eastern-based government and the Maldives joined later. Read More »

Populists' surge in Italy stops in voting for Italy's mayors


The centre-right had most to cheer about, leading the field in Lecce, Verona, Padova and the northern port city of Genoa, which has been run by the left for the last 50 years. He led the field on Sunday with the official 5-Star candidate trailing a distant fourth. Only a year ago, the 5-Stars dealt the Democrats embarrassing losses in Rome and Turin mayoral races. Read More »

Cavs rely on survival mentality to extend Finals


The Warriors lead the best-of-7 series 3-1 but missed a chance to clinch with a 137-116 loss Friday at Cleveland , the more intense and physical Cavaliers ending Golden State's unbeaten playoff run at 15 games. The Warriors aren't accustomed to being pushed around in any arena, certainly not their home barn and how much they push back on Monday will go a long way to determining whether this Series ends there, or heads back to Cleveland for a Game 6. Read More »

RBI at advanced stage of preparing top loan defaulters' list: Jaitley

Also, the government is actively working on consolidation of state-owned banks . Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley met the heads of Public Sector Banks in India for a review meeting on Monday, according to media reports. Vishwanathan, said last week the central bank has made a decision to focus on a few large stressed accounts and an internal advisory panel will guide which of those would be referred to the IBC. Read More »

Apple's vision for HomePod still needs work

How will Apple compete with Google and Amazon? Google Home , the smart speaker with Google Assistant built in, becomes officially available and supported in Canada on June 26, for $179. For that price, you could pick up a Sonos speaker and a couple of Echo Dots - and still have some cash left over for a nice dinner, to boot. And how does it stack up to similar products such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home? It will retail at $349, which is twice the price of the other ... Read More »

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appear before Senate intel committee

He had told lawmakers at his January confirmation hearing that he had not met with Russians during the campaign. Lawmakers on the appropriations committees had indicated an interest in questioning Sessions on Russian meddling in last year's presidential election rather than on the Department of Justice's budget, as was scheduled, leading to the decision, according to the letters . Read More »

England show their 'character' as Kane snatches late draw against Scotland

Gordon too hardly covered himself in glory, as the ball travelled fully 40 yards in the air and was met by Kane inside the six-yard box with the Scotland goalie rooted to his line. "The objective is to qualify", he added. "But one lapse of concentration has cost us in the end and instead of getting three points we got one". For Kane, the goal was significant for a number of reasons, not just that it was his first as England captain. Read More »

Tony Awards: 'Dear Evan Hansen' wins best musical


Appearing as his " House of Cards " character Frank Underwood, he wisecracked that he'd better leave, "before Bette Midler thanks anyone else". " Oslo ", a three-hour meditation on diplomacy, was named best play. Best director went to Rebecca Taichman for " Indecent ". Cynthia Nixon won her second Tony, this time for her work in Lillian Hellman's " The Little Foxes ". Read More »

Dear Evan Hansen wins best musical at 2017 Tony Awards


Few Broadway shows boast the pedigree of 1964's " Hello, Dolly! " starring Carol Channing as lovable 1890s NY matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi, with music and lyrics by the legendary Jerry Herman, book by Michael Stewart and direction by Gower Champion. Read More »

French minister: Voters want a Macron majority

Pollsters project Macron's alliance could win as many as three-quarters of the seats in the lower house after next week's second round of voting. La Republique en marche (REM) party's candidate for the legislative elections in the Gard second constituency, former bullfighter on horseback Marie Sara (C) arrives to visit a polling station in Lecques, southern France, during the first round of the French legislative elections on June 11, 2017. Read More »

Lankan passenger's bomb threat disrupts Malaysia airlines flight


Arif Chaudhrey was also onboard the flight and helped stopped the man. The authorities believe the incident to be unrelated to Islamist terrorism. "Flight MH128 which departed from Melbourne , Australia on Wednesday night, was expected to arrive in Kuala Lumpur on June 1 at 5.28am (Malaysian time)". Read More »

GE CEO Immelt stepping down, Flannery to take over role


Current CEO Jeff Immelt would remain chairman of the board through December 31, according to the statement . The company named John Flannery , the president and CEO of GE Healthcare, as the new CEO, effective August 1. The CEO-designate "has led complex financial and industrial businesses all over the world, including running GE Healthcare, GE in India and the business development team for GE through the successful acquisition of Alstom", said Jack Brennan, the company's lead independent ... Read More »

Northern Ireland Unionists turn kingmakers after United Kingdom election


She said the government would start exit negotiations with the European Union as scheduled in 10 days. "What I'm doing now is actually getting on with the immediate job". A spokesman for Mr Johnson said: "The Foreign Secretary is 100% supporting the PM and working with her to get the best deal for Britain". "It's too soon to say what we're going to do yet". Read More »

Arab countries in row with Qatar laud Trump

Last week, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar and blocked direct flights with the country. The row over Qatar should be resolved before the conclusion of the holy month of Ramadan toward the end of June, Erdoğan also said, according to Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. Read More »

Qatar Vows to Honor Gas Deals with UAE Despite Diplomatic Crisis


On Thursday, Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said his country could last "forever" despite the sanctions. Among the raft of punitive measures, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain ordered Qatari nationals to leave their territories within 14 days and announced that all of their nationals would need to leave Qatar in the same time period. Read More »

Macron party tops French parliamentary vote: partial official count

Analysists say such a share would give Macron one of the biggest parliamentary majorities for 60 years. Polls have opened for the first round in France's parliamentary elections, with the year-old centrist party of recently elected President Emmanuel Macron heavily favoured to win a majority. Read More »

Xbox Project Scorpio Expectations? I Have a Few

Microsoft's new enthusiast-grade console will have a lower $499 price tag associated with it, according to games personality Geoff Keighley. More details on the Xbox Scorpio, possibly along with its price, will be announced during the Microsoft E3 2017 conference at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET today, June 11. Read More »

Original Xbox games coming to Xbox One via backwards compatibility

Microsoft debuted its first-look at the power and capabilities of the Xbox One Project Scorpio at E3 2017 on Saturday, with a few screenshots of Madden 18. It was also revealed that the console exclusive of the massively popular Battle Royale-style game, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds , will be Xbox's. Read More »

JLR unit invests $25m in Lyft to help develop self-driving cars


The British-based manufacturer will sell Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles to Lyft to use in its existing network, as well as working on new services that may be rolled out in the future. "Collaborating with an expanding technology business like Lyft is going to help us both accelerate our ambitions". The investment includes the company's aim to supply Lyft with vehicles in order to join the race to build self-driving cars and undertake autonomous vehicle testing. Read More »

Penguins Beat Predators 2-0 For Second Consecutive Stanley Cup

But just doing that proved arduous as Bonino confirmed after the Penguins' Cup win against the Nashville Predators that he sustained a broken tibia in his left leg during Game 2 of the series. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Even Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins are going to be challenged trying to top this. Hornqvist used to play for the Predators but the team traded him to the Penguins in 2014, a front-office decision that last night came back to bite Nashville. Read More »

OPEC Crude Production Rises Led by Countries Exempt From Cuts


OPEC crude output rose in May driven by gains from Libya and Nigeria who are excused from the agreement to cut production in an effort to recover oil prices . OPEC started the output cuts on January 1 in an attempt to ease bloated global inventories and boost oil prices. Oil prices extended losses on Friday to hit a three-week low, after rising USA production and President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord overrode the fall in crude inventories there. Read More »

Donald Trump Jr. appears to confirm key part of Comey's testimony

With stronger evidence, Trump could face the same sort of criminal allegations that forced President Richard Nixon to resign in 1973, and saw Bill Clinton impeached by the House of Representatives but survive a Senate trial in 1998-99. Trump to a friend, who then shared it with a New York Times reporter. Mr Comey also has said Mr Sessions did not respond when he complained he did not " want to get time alone with the President again". Read More »