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Trump Honors Fallen Warriors At Arlington National Cemetery

Trump's remarks grew more personal as he addressed the death of Homeland Security Secretary Gen. John Kelly's fallen son, Robert. Trump said . "I believe that God has a special place in heaven for those who laid down their lives so that others may live free". Read More »

ICBM Intercept Test Worked Against Decoys North Korea Might Use

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According to the test plan, a 5-foot-long "kill vehicle" released from atop the interceptor zeroed in on the ICBM-like target's mock warhead outside Earth's atmosphere and obliterated it by sheer force of impact, the Pentagon said. But on Wednesday, after the U.S. test, Pyongyang suggested it was prepared to launch a long-range ballistic missile in the near future. "We're prepared to test-fire ICBMs anywhere and anytime on orders from the supreme commander (Kim Jong-Un)", the Rodong Sinmun ... Read More »

Trump's Tweets Threaten His Travel Ban's Chances in Court

In a series of morning tweets , Trump says the Justice Department "should have stayed" with the first travel ban executive order. Indeed, the tweets may well hurt him in court, particularly one where he describes his executive order as a "travel ban", a description his aides - attuned to the legal ramifications - have disputed in the past. Read More »

Iraq Mosul Offensive: Civilians 'In Grave Danger'

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Inside Mosul , U.S. -backed Iraqi forces began the push to retake the Old City on Saturday morning, moving in on the district from three directions, according to a statement from Nineveh operations command, the authority overseeing the Mosul fight. Read More »

China can't 'buy its way out' of global snags

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China's disregard for worldwide law. He Lei, who led a PLA delegation to the dialogue, said, "On the Taiwan issue, one should not just mention the Taiwan Relations Act, the three China-U.S. In another sign of a growing rift between Pyongyang and Beijing, North Korea criticized the United States and China for " railroading and enforcing " the resolution at the UN Security Council "after having drafted it in the backroom at their own pleasure ". Read More »

Turkey offers to help resolve Gulf-Qatar row: Minister

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To "protect its national security from the dangers of terrorism and extremism" Riyadh made a decision to "sever diplomatic and consular ties with Qatar, and to close all land, sea and aviation" links, a Saudi official cited by the official Saudi Press Agency said. Read More »

Bloomberg to Give $15M for US' Share of Paris Agreement

Treaty supporters note that it is actually non-binding - no country was required to do anything - but the presence of the United States, the second-largest polluter after China, was considered vital. "We don't want other leaders and other countries laughing at us anymore". "We're going to need more manufacturing in the United States just to deal with domestic consumption". Read More »

Maldives joins Arab nations cutting ties with Qatar

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Yemen, Libya's eastern-based government, and the Maldives joined in later. The way the country relates to Iran has also produced rampant concerns in Riyadh - Saudi Arabia and others are keen to control Qatar in this regard. Qatar is home to the sprawling al-Udeid Air Base, which is home to the forward headquarters of the United States military's Central Command. "Closure of UAE airspace and seaports for all Qataris in 24 hours and banning all Qatari means of transportation, coming to ... Read More »

London attack: Police know identities of killers

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said in a news conference early Sunday that some of the injured are in critical condition. The French Embassy also confirmed that one of its citizens was killed in the attack. May added that Britain must do "more, much more" to fight Islamic extremism and combat "bigotry and hatred". His friend applied a tourniquet, she said, explaining she'd like to find the two police officers who helped stem his bleeding and transported him to the hospital. Read More »

Mother of Tamir Rice greets punishment of Cleveland officers with mixed feelings

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Chief of Police Calvin Williams said the incident had been "tough on the entire community". "It makes it even more challenging and more hard in terms of accepting it if it happens at the hands of a police officer". The caller noted that the person was "probably a juvenile" and that the gun was " probably fake ", records show. Video of the shooting shows the patrol auto skidding to a stop just feet from Tamir. Read More »

Theresa May: 'The attackers' identities are known and will be released'

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Theresa May's party was unchanged on 45% in the ICM poll for the Guardian , 11 points clear of Labour, which was up one on 34%, while the Liberal Democrats were unchanged on 8% and Ukip on 5%. However, he added that "we've got an election on Thursday and that's perhaps the best opportunity to deal with it". In an interview with the London Evening Standard , Mrs May said there was a new phenomenon of "terrorism breeding terrorism". Read More »

John Kerry Blasts Trump Administration for Paris Move

Do you know what the President believes?" Mayor Bill DeBlasio signed an executive order directing the city to develop a plan to honour the commitments now spurned by the federal government, which includes reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050 with the goal of hopefully keeping global average temperatures from rising beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius. Read More »

United Kingdom opposition leader calls on prime minister to quit

The Labour leader kicked off the day by boldly claiming that May ought to resign over cuts to police numbers, in light of recent terror attacks. "There have been calls made by many very responsible people on this who are very anxious that she was at the Home Office for all this time, presided over these cuts in police numbers and that now we're saying that we're having a problem". Read More »

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE and Egypt sever ties with Qatar

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Qatar used its media and political clout to support long-repressed Islamists during the 2011 pro-democracy "Arab Spring" uprisings in several Arab countries. Crude oil prices in the worldwide market were down marginally in response to a fresh crisis triggered by four Arab nations snapping their diplomatic ties with Qatar for the country's alleged links with terror groups Al-Qaeda and ISIS. Read More »

Saudi Arabia Cuts Qatar Ties Along with Egypt, Bahrain, UAE

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Qatar Airways , one of the region's major long-haul carriers that routinely flies through Saudi airspace, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. "To sum up, Qatar is no more a danger to the security of the region than any of the other Gulf states and it is far less risky than Saudi Arabia, for example". Read More »

British PM May says she does not predict election results

His remarks came in response to a question on comments by Steve Hilton , a former adviser to Cameron, who said in a series of tweets that May should resign for "security failures" that were behind the three recent terrorist attacks in Westminster, Manchester and London Bridge. Read More »

Maharashtra farmers reject withdrawal announcement, continue agitation

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Further, agitating farmers in Madhya Pradesh called off their strike on Sunday after holding talks with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Another prominent agitation leader and Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana chief Raju Shetti dismissed the developments saying the core committee members were "inexperienced" in negotiating with the government on their pending issues. Read More »

Outrage as Trump lashes out at London mayor after attacks

Islamic State, losing territory in Syria and Iraq to an offensive backed by a US-led coalition, had sent out a call on messaging service Telegram early on Saturday urging its followers to carry out attacks with trucks, knives and guns against "Crusaders" during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Read More »

UAE and Saudi halt Qatar flights as Gulf crisis escalates

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Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates , emboldened by US President Donald Trump's new approach to the region, have seized the chance to isolate Qatar, analysts said Monday. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates broke diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday over accusations that it was backing terrorism. Several airlines from those countries earlier announced they would no longer fly to Qatar. Read More »

Arab nations cut ties with Qatar, saying it backs terror

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The measures are more severe than during a previous eight-month rift in 2014, when Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE withdrew their ambassadors from Doha, again alleging Qatari support for armed groups. "We certainly would encourage the parties to sit down together and address these differences", he said in Sydney ". The crisis began in late May when Qatar alleged that hackers took over the site of its state-run news agency and published what it called fake comments from its ruling ... Read More »

Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and UAE cut diplomatic ties to Qatar

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The unprecedented measures against Doha include ordering Qatari citizens to leave within 14 days and banning citizens of the three Gulf states from travelling to Qatar . Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters in Sydney on Monday that the spat would not effect the fight against Islamist militants and that Washington has encouraged its Gulf allies to resolve their differences. Read More »

Business impact of Qatar-Gulf rift

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Tensions in the Middle East triggered some volatility in the energy markets on Monday, but despite early gains for oil prices, crude settled back down and remains well below US$50 per barrel. At that time, travel links were maintained and Qataris were not expelled. Football authorities said they were in contact with Qatar. It supplies natural gas to many countries in the region, through a pipeline that runs from Qatar to the UAE and Oman. Read More »

One Love Manchester's 'act of defiance' raises £2m for charity

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Nearly 15 years after it was a mega hit, this song still sums up the incomprehension most people feel at the brutal ruthlessness of the modern world, while offering hope that it doesn't have to be this way. In a concert filled with emotional moments onstage at Ariana Grande's #OneLoveManchester benefit concert , it was something which happened offstage that is fast getting the most attention. Read More »