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Zbigniew Brzezinski, prominent Ukraine supporter, dies at 89


His death was announced on social media on Friday night by his daughter, MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski . Mika Brzezinski on Instagram called him "the most inspiring, loving and devoted father any girl could ever have". In his last tweet, Brzezinski wrote: "Sophisticated US leadership is the sine qua non of a stable world order". Unlike Kissinger, Brzezinski tried to shift the central focus of USA policy away from what he called a "preoccupation" with the USSR and toward what he called ... Read More »

Amla's classy ton helps SA see off Sri Lanka

The most by any spinner since Tahir debuted in 2011.The return of veteran pacer Lasith Malinga , whose unorthodox, slingshot action makes him one of the most hard bowlers to face in world cricket, seems to be the only boost for the Sri Lankans . Read More »

Opposition leader urges British PM to quit over police cuts


The number of police staff has fallen by 20,000 under the last two British governments since 2010 - a fact the prime minister has received criticism for from political opponents ahead of Thursday's election. Before the London Bridge attack, May's gamble on a June 8 snap election had been thrust into doubt after polls showed her Conservative Party's lead had collapsed in recent weeks. Read More »

Family of Manchester attack victim pay tribute in London

Even Grande started to break down a little before finishing the song. "I was paying homage and showing love to London and Manchester...#UKlove #whereIStheLOVE truly?" An empowering line-up followed by the artists in attendance, from The Black Eyed Peas teaming up with Ariana Grande to sing Where is the Love? and Katy Perry performing Roar to Coldplay dedicating their cover of Don't Look Back in Anger to Ariana Grande and the victims. Read More »

Bumbling Trump Proves Gun Control Argument With Post-London Attack Tweet


Khan had said on Sunday morning that people would see an increased police presence on the streets of the capital and should not be alarmed by that. Trump and Khan have spent the previous year sniping at one another, largely over Trump's proposed travel ban that would temporarily bar some Muslims from entering the United States. Read More »

Cyprus security roadmap to 'help bolster' peace drive


Anastasiades has proposed that an global police force oversee post-reunification security, but the minority Turkish Cypriots see Turkish troops and military intervention rights accorded to Ankara as their only protection. Akinci had asked Anastasiades to suspend drilling. He noted that both Turkey and Greece are committed to finding a settlement but are not yet on the same page on what that settlement is. Read More »

Piper pays tribute as first Manchester victim laid to rest in Scotland


Speaking ahead of the ceremony at 11.15am inside Church of Our Lady, Star of the Sea in Castlebay, local priest Fr John Paul McKinnon said: "She was an island girl, she was proud of her island roots and a fun loving, good girl". When the coffin was lifted into the hearse, Eilidh's parents and two sisters walked across the beach to follow in a black vehicle. Scottish Government ministers including Deputy First Minister John Swinney, Humza Yousaf and isles MSP Alasdair Allan are expected to ... Read More »

WEATHER WARNING: Yellow warning of wind for Somerset

The warning will be in place from 6am on Monday, June 5 to 6am Tuesday, June 6. Gusts of 40 to 50mph are likely with isolated gusts close to 60mph possible over coasts, hills and locally inland where heavy showers occur. There is the potential for localised flooding along with disruption to some transport routes and hard driving conditions. "Winds then moderating from the south-west this evening". Read More »

Pound falls on fears of a hung parliament


British Prime Minister Theresa May was fighting to shore up her general election campaign on Wednesday after a shock projection suggested she could lose her parliamentary majority, leaving the pound wobbling. On average, nine polls conducted during the last seven days have put the Conservative lead at just 9 points . So it remains likely that the Tories would lead any government, albeit with a reduced majority and probably in coalition, limiting the party's freedom in Brexit talks. Read More »

London Mayor Sadiq Khan Says Donald Trump Will Not 'Divide Our Communities'


Twelve people were arrested after the attack but have all now been released without charge, the Met Police said on its Twitter account Monday. Armed police responded and within eight minutes had shot dead all three attackers. Ms Dick said it was "certainly a possibility" that the attacks were triggering the next one. She also said that funding for counterterrorism efforts had been protected. Read More »

London attack: Wales observes minute's silence

But he added: "What we need to do is make sure that we ask these questions and the police and the security services respond and answer the legitimate questions we all have". During a tour of marginal seats, including four Labour-held targets, May insisted she was "enjoying the campaign" despite the narrowing of her lead in the polls against Jeremy Corbyn's Labour. Read More »

Trump renews Khan attack despite May comments


John Loughrey, 63, a bell ringer of Streatham, south London , stood holding a Union flag in the air throughout the service. London's Metropolitan Police said Butt was previously known to police and the United Kingdom spy agency, MI5, and was a British citizen born in Pakistan. Read More »

Kabul blames Pakistan, Haqqani network for bombing

The incident in the diplomatic area of Kabul took place around 8:30 am local time after a vehicle packed with explosives was detonated, leaving at least 80 dead and almost 400 others wounded. Kabul was reeling Thursday from its deadliest attack since 2001, with anguished residents burying their dead as authorities cleared away mangled wreckage and public anger mounted over the government's failure to protect citizens in the heart of the capital. Read More »

Clinton hits Trump for using 'tragedy and terror for political gain'


Trump and the Mayor have clashed before, when Mr Khan said that as a Muslim he didn't want to be "the exception" to the President's travel ban. Theresa May, Britain's Conservative prime minister, said it was wrong to criticise Khan, who represents the opposition Labour party, praising him for his response to Saturday's attack and saying he is "doing a good job" as mayor. Read More »

Trump decides against Russian Federation investigation 'war room'

This is his first time testifying before the committee since he was sacked by President Donald Trump . Comey was leading a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into alleged Russian meddling in last year's USA presidential election and possible collusion by Trump's campaign when the president fired him last month. Read More »

Only three in 10 Israelis consider control of West Bank an 'occupation'


The head of the Israeli Defense Forces during the war, Yitzhak Rabin, became prime minister and signed a 1994 agreement granting Palestinians limited autonomy - and was assassinated by an Israeli opponent of the accords. Its current government maintains that its military control of the West Bank is not an occupation , though the worldwide community and some Israeli leaders disagree. Read More »

Trump says Arab leaders complained about Qatar


Monday's decision forbids Saudi, UAE and Bahraini citizens from traveling to Qatar, residing in it or passing through it, instructing their citizens to leave Qatar within 14 days and Qatari nationals were given 14 days to leave those countries. Read More »

British police name two London attackers


Police and MI5 - the UK's security and counterintelligence agency - were familiar with him, but there was no intelligence to suggest the weekend attack was being planned, Met Police said . In a brief speech at the vigil, London Mayor Sadiq Khan seemed to speak for many as he voiced his sorrow and anger. In addition, May said that she supports the "shoot to kill" policy used by London police in responding to terror attacks, adding that police saved "countless lives" by killing the three ... Read More »

Trump Continues to Tweet About London Mayor


They were shot dead by police within eight minutes of the first emergency call. But Trump seized on only a small portion of Khan's remarks, tweeting Sunday: "At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is 'no reason to be alarmed!'" London's mayor Sadiq Khan warned extremists they will never win as mourners gathered at a tribute to the victims of the London Bridge terror attack . Read More »

Irish police say one London attacker had Irish ID


Taoiseach Enda Kenny, on a trade mission to Chicago, said the dead terrorist was not thought to have been under surveillance by Irish police. British authorities believe there is not enough intelligence investigation into suspects here, and not enough security checks at our ports and airports, especially on flights and boats to the UK. Read More »

Vladimir Putin hits back about claims over Donald Trump and US election

Putin , in an interview on NBC's new program 'Sunday Night,' with Megyn Kelly , fired back at assertions that Russian Federation had meddled in the election, at times getting noticeably agitated with the line of questioning. French President Emmanuel Macron, standing next to Putin in Paris last week, publicly denounced Russia Today and the state-funded Sputnik news agency as "agents of influence. Read More »