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Police say 'large possibility' Jakarta attack linked to Islamic State

Eight people were killed, including four attackers, in a terror attack in Jakarta in January 2016. Hundreds of radicals from Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, have flocked overseas to fight with IS, and the country has seen a surge in plots and attacks linked to the jihadists over the past year. Read More »

Spain and India PMs meet to boost economic, security ties

During his opening remarks, the Prime Minister said that today's talks will go a long way in furthering ties between the two countries. "We will chart out a future roadmap of cooperation with focus on trade and investment, security and counter-terrorism, innovation and science and technology, skill development, urban infrastructure, railways and civil aviation, The Prime Minister said before he left for Berlin". Read More »

Elon to dump Trump over climate bump

Trump tweeted late Wednesday that he would announce his decision at 3 p.m. ET Thursday in the White House Rose Garden, ending his message with "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" Trump has been agitating against the Paris deal since it was signed by his predecessor in December 2015, arguing that taking firm action on climate change would hurt American jobs. Read More »

'Surrender or die': AFP warns ISIS-linked Maute terrorists in Marawi

He says troops have cleared nearly 90 percent of the city, where the gunmen have been fending off the military for more than a week. The fighting erupted in the city eight days ago after a failed raid on the hideout of a leading Abu Sayyaf militant, Isnilon Hapilon, who pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) nearly three years ago. Read More »

UN chief calls on world to back Paris climate deal

At a Senate estimates hearing in Canberra on Wednesday, shadow foreign affairs spokeswoman Penny Wong pressed senior bureaucrats to divulge whether the Turnbull government had submitted a view to the Trump administration about the potential consequences of a USA withdrawal. Read More »

White House says it has granted 14 ethics waivers to staff

Lewandowski's comments came a day after the news broke that White House communications director Michael Dubke had resigned . White House chief of staff Reince Priebus thanked Mr. Other potential changes to the White House communications office are also expected, according to United States media, including fewer on-camera briefings with Spicer. Read More »

Day war begets 50 years of strife for Israel

Usually it was held in the prime minister's office. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Cabinet met Sunday in tunnels near the site for a special session marking the 50th anniversary of Israel's capture of east Jerusalem in the 1967 war , an event it celebrates as the "unification" of its eternal capital. Read More »

James Comey OK'd to testify before U.S. Senate committee

The House Intelligence Committee approved on Wednesday subpoenas for Michael Flynn , President Trump's former national security adviser, and Michael Cohen, Trump's personal attorney. But Republicans want to know if any of those requests were politically motivated. The president was reportedly referring Comey's FBI's investigation into Flynn. Read More »

Theresa May will confront Donald Trump over US Manchester leaks

Other members of Abedi's family are believed to have been radicalized as well, the official said. A national minute's silence was to be observed at 11:00am (1000 GMT) for those killed and the dozens seriously wounded. Nearly 1,000 soldiers have been deployed to guard key locations around the United Kingdom, including Buckingham Palace, to free up armed police to conduct extra patrols. Read More »

Ten government soldiers killed in Philippines military air strike: minister

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Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore. The Muslim militants called Bp. Edwin dela Peña and and told him they would kill the priest and hostages if the government continues its military offensive against them. Suganob was kidnapped along with a dozen employees and parishioners of the Cathedral of St. Mary in Marawi City when militants from the ISIS-linked Maute terrorist group invaded the town on May 23. Read More »

From no-hoper to crowd-puller, British Labour leader Corbyn gains ground

But the Prime Minister insisted she wanted to focus her campaign on meeting voters and answering their questions, rather than "squabbling" with other politicians. "I have never been afraid of a debate in my life. I think he ought to be paying a little more attention to thinking about Brexit negotiations ". "This shambolic failure to grasp detail shows exactly why Corbyn isn't up to the job of negotiating Brexit - in contrast to Theresa May's clear plan to stand up for Britain and get the ... Read More »

India, Spain reiterate support for Paris accords

The Republican vowed at the time to "cancel" the Paris deal within 100 days of becoming president on January 20, part of an effort to bolster US oil and coal industries. President Donald Trump said he would announce on Thursday his decision whether to keep the United States in a global pact to fight climate change, as a source close to the matter said he was preparing to pull out of the Paris accord. Read More »

Merkel stresses US ties after Trump tweet

Merkel's remarks were meant to signal a new way of approaching transatlantic relations with both the USA and the U.K.as the latter prepares to leave the European Union, a spokesman for the German leader confirmed on Monday. Her spokesman, Steffen Seibert , said on Monday the chancellor was a "deeply convinced trans-Atlanticist" who believes in the idea of Western unity. Read More »

Silk Road website founder loses appeal of conviction, life sentence

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Dread Pirate Roberts may not have been your traditional, stereotypical drug cartel overlord, but the severity of the sentence and utter refusal to consider lessening the jail term highlights how seriously prosecutors took Silk Road . Because parole was eliminated from the federal system in 1987, a life sentence leaves Ulbricht with little hope he'll ever leave prison. In addition, Ulbricht claimed that the investigation was corrupt from the start , referring to former Secret Service agent ... Read More »

Pakistan government behaving like 'Sicilian Mafia': Apex court judge

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Yesterday, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader and Senator Nehal Hashmi stated that people who are investigating Sharif family, party workers will "investigate" them . Nehal Hashmi came into the limelight on Wednesday when a video surfaced in which he can be seen threatening judiciary in a veiled reference. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf ( PTI ) Chairman Imran Khan also gave his views on Nehal Hashmi, and said jail is the only place for him after the threatening remarks that ... Read More »

Iraq calls on civilians to flee Mosul

Six days into a new assault on ISIL's remaining pockets of territory, the Iraqi army and their allies have progressed slower than what they expected, Al Jazeera's Osama bin Javaid, reporting from Erbil in northern Iraq, said. But, now al-Mousawi said crossing into Syria to fight would require the approval of the Iraqi government in Baghdad. Tensions escalated in the southeastern region of Syria, known as the Badia, this month when government forces supported by Iraqi Shi'ite militias ... Read More »

Germany a large investor, employer in United States economy

Trump reportedly pushed Germany on its trade deficit with the US and admonished much of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance for failing to meet its agreed upon spending targets for collective defense. Soon after her comments, Trump swiftly blasted Germany over trade imbalance. Will this put pressure on German automakers who manufacture cars in the U.S.? In a thinly veiled dig at the Trump administration , Merkel said "protectionist tendencies" were increasing worldwide and ... Read More »

Three men investigating Chinese factory tied to Ivanka Trump go missing

Hua Haifeng was working undercover for the US-based China Labor Watch (CLW), which said he had witnessed examples of forced overtime and wage violations. They were working to confirm evidence suggesting that student interns - some of whom allegedly quit in protest - were putting in excessive hours on work unrelated to their field of study, in violation of Chinese law, Li said. Read More »

Clinton jokes covfefe 'a hidden message to the Russians'

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The trouble started Wednesday when Clinton raised questions over whether Trump's campaign was linked to the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election. It's like covfefe. Trending! Maybe for a minute you'll forget the latest accusations about them conspiring with Russian Federation or their trillion-dollar mathematical mistake in their budget or depriving 23 million people of health care. Read More »

Huge auto bomb near German embassy in Kabul, several killed

Sources said a truck used to empty sewerage tanks had been loaded with 1,500 kgs of explosives. A wounded man lies on the ground at the site of a blast in Kabul . Most of the casualties were civilians, including women and children. NATO's US -led Resolute Support military mission said the attack "demonstrates a complete disregard for civilians and reveals the barbaric nature of the enemy faced by the Afghan people". Read More »

Putin claims Russian has never been involved in hacking

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President Vladimir Putin says Moscow will wait until current anti-Russian sentiments in the USA abate before trying to forge ties with President Donald Trump. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree lifting certain economic restrictions imposed on Turkey and its citizens, the Kremlin said in a statement on Wednesday. Read More »

Former White House press officer Boris Epshteyn questioned in Russian Federation probe

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Dubke, who had been in the job just three months, gave no reason for leaving. Trump, who returned to Washington on Saturday after a nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe, has been expected to shake up staff to tackle the firestorm over investigations into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and communication between Russia and Trump's campaign and transition team. Read More »

National security adviser Brzezinski dies at 89

Brzezinski joined Carter's campaign as his principal foreign policy adviser in 1976 and as national security adviser from 1977-1981. However, the Carter years also took in the Iranian hostage crisis, which came to symbolise the administration's failures and frustrations. Read More »