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Trump Hotels plans budget-friendly hotels in smaller cities


The new hotel , which is expected to be completed in first half of 2018, would be called the Lyric Hotel and Spa, and allow "guests from all over the world to immerse themselves in MS culture". “Obviously, as a company in America, we're susceptible like so many others to potential cyberattacks, ” Donald Trump Jr. said. The new chain will start with three hotels in the Mississippi Delta area. Read More »

Police name 2 London attackers, say 1 was known to authorities


The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility. Of the 48 people taken to the hospital following the violence that started on London Bridge and continued in Borough Market, officials said Monday that "36 are now being cared for in London hospitals with 18 remaining in a critical condition". Read More »

Jordan downgrades diplomatic relations with Qatar

He later tweeted: "So good to see the Saudi Arabia visit with the King and 50 countries already paying off". The president's condemnation of Qatar put Washington directly into the crisis that has put the small country against Saudi Arabia, Bahrain , Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. Read More »

Police shoot attacker outside Notre Dame in Paris


The Higher Education Ministry has advised Malaysian students overseas to be careful following Tuesday's attack in Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris . "We have passed from a very sophisticated terrorism to a terrorism where any instrument can be used for attacks", Mr Collomb said. Read More »

Police release 12 terror attack suspects without charge

According to Metropolitan Police , Butt was a 27-year-old British citizen of Pakistani descent, who was known to police and British intelligence but does not appear to have been the target of an active investigation, or have been under suspicion of planning an attack. Read More »

Cautious Comey expected in US hearing on Trump-Russia probes


The president asserted that Comey told him three times that he was not personally under investigation, while the former director's associates allege Trump asked Comey to shut down the investigation into Flynn, who was sacked as national security adviser because he misled the White House about his ties to Russian Federation. Read More »

Syrian boy who became image of civil war reappears


It isn't clear if Daqneesh was forced to give these interviews , but experts say that the Syrian government has been known to punish anyone who speaks against Assad's regime. It was not clear whether the family had been coerced into taking part in the short video posted on Facebook, the first time the boy had been seen publicly since he was wounded. Read More »

Trump lashes out at London mayor -- again


He said: "The ideology they followed is perverse". The high court also is being asked to uphold the constitutionality of the Trump travel policy, which lower courts have blocked because it shows anti-Muslim prejudice. He also took aim at London Mayor Sadiq Khan's measured response to the attack in which a van mowed down pedestrians on the London Bridge late Saturday and then the terrorists stabbed people in a nearby market. Read More »

Putin: I am not a Woman, so I don't have bad days

In this case we have to take countermeasures. The self-obsessed president was voicing his opinions for "The Putin Interviews ", a documentary by three-time Oscar victor Oliver Stone that will air on June 12-15 on Showtime . Strangelove with the ex-KGB agent and talks about the Cuban Missile Crisis and post-Cold War posturing. “There are no restrictions whatsoever, ” Putin said, contrasting Russian Federation with some Islamic states where he said gays face the death penalty yet the USA ... Read More »

Is a SCOTUS victory on travel ban in Trump's future?

Federal courts have stopped it from being enforced. Trump's tweets have put the U.S. justice department and his aides in a seemingly impossible position: Trying to characterise the executive order as something other than a " travel ban " while the United States president loudly proclaims otherwise to his millions of Twitter followers. Read More »

Kuwait tries to mediate crisis between Qatar, Arab nations


The riyal's drop "is based on speculation", the Qatari central bank official said, adding Doha had a "huge cushion" of foreign currency to support the riyal if necessary. He suggests Qatar is funding extremism. The Qatar crisis is indeed closely linked to internal power struggles within the Saudi royal family. The US has a regional command center at Al-Udeid air base near Doha from which it runs air operations throughout the region. Read More »

Panama's ex-dictator Manuel Noriega dead at 83


Following years of ill-health that included respiratory problems, prostate cancer and depression, Noriega's family pleaded with authorities to him to serve the rest of his sentence under house arrest. Born in the tough Panama City neighborhood of San Felipe on February 11, 1934, less than a mile from the USA -controlled Panama Canal Zone, Noriega was raised by a family friend. Read More »

Trump Signs Waiver to Delay Moving US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem


President Trump who paid his maiden visit to the Middle East and Israel last month gave no indication about the decision, until he made the announcement within the timeframe under law. "We are serious and genuine about achieving a just and lasting peace". Two decades later, Israel captured east Jerusalem from Jordan in the 1967 Mideast War and annexed it, though without global recognition.We invite you to join us for this wonderful opportunity. Read More »

What is spear-phishing, Russia's alleged voter hacking technique?

While court documents filed in the case do not identify the outlet or describe the type of information leaked, the details of the case appear to correspond to information included in an Intercept article. The affidavit said that one of the reporters working the story contacted a government contractor via text message to review the documents. Officials saw creases in the scan, suggesting it had been printed, and then conducted an investigation into who had printed the document, leading ... Read More »

A look at James Comey's memorable moments on Capitol Hill

While that's hardly a label with which his supporters would agree, there's no question Comey has shown a flair for drama during other testimony. While saying nothing privately, Mr. President Donald Trump couldn't get through a round of thank you's during a meeting Tuesday with GOP leaders and his top White House aides without alluding to the ever-growing controversy that has now reached his son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner . Read More »

Trump will not use powers to stop Comey's testimony


Meeting Republican leaders in the Roosevelt Room, Trump was asked whether he had a message for James Comey , whom he summarily dismissed last month in the middle of an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. 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 »

Battle begins for Islamic State's capital

Raqqa was among the first cities captured by Islamic State , also known as ISIS, and has been a base for several militants who carried out terrorist attacks in Europe. "We all saw the heinous attack in Manchester , England", Townsend said. "The global coalition and our partner forces are steadily dismantling the physical caliphate of ISIS", Townsend said. Read More »

Bangladesh 'disappointed' over U.S. decision to dump global climate pact

The Paris Agreement unites nations into a common cause; to combat climate change and adapt to its effects, with enhanced support to assist developing countries to do so. A slight majority, 51 percent, think Trump's decision will do more to hurt global efforts to address climate change, compared to just 11 percent who think it will help. Read More »

US missile defense chief visits THAAD site in South Korea


The decision comes amid a developing controversy in South Korea over an alleged Ministry of National Defense (MND) decision not to inform the President about the arrival of the additional four missile launchers. Cheong Wa Dae said the probe has confirmed an "intentional omission" of such facts by a ministry official. "We do not view the deployment process as urgent enough to bypass the whole environmental impact assessment", he said. Read More »

Senate Republicans claim progress on health care legislation


Sen. Lindsey Graham , R-S.C., is sounding increasingly pessimistic about support for a healthcare reform bill, declaring Tuesday a key defection by Sen. There were few details offered about any changes to how the House bill transformed the larger Medicaid program into a per a capita cap program, in which federal funding for the states was limited on a per enrollee basis. Read More »

James Comey's only public testimony is Thursday, Senate chairman says


Mr Trump, a ratings-obsessed former reality TV star, may not appreciate the worldwide attention paid to Mr Comey's public testimony, which is being touted as the Super Bowl of high political drama. Since then, Trump and Comey allies have traded competing narratives about their interactions. Members of Congress have asked to see the memos, but it is unclear whether Comey intends to read from them - or hand them over - to Congress. Read More »

What we know about Reality Winner

A United States intelligence contractor has been charged with sending a classified report alleging Russian interference in last year's election to the news media, the first criminal leak case under President Donald Trump. The Intercept contacted NSA and the national intelligence director's office about the document and both agencies asked it not be published. Nichols says right now, his client has a case being built against her and he has yet to see any evidence of why she was arrested. Read More »

Death Toll In Kabul Blast Surpasses 150, Afghan President Says

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani has again invited the Taliban to peace talks, calling it their "last chance" to give up their 16-year insurgency and join the political process. Afghanistan's president said Tuesday that last week's suicide truck bombing in the heart of the capital killed more than 150 people, making it the deadliest single attack in the country since the 2001 US-led invasion to topple the Taliban. Read More »

Bomb attack near mosque kills 8 in western Afghanistan

A senior diplomat was in Kabul on Tuesday to partake in the first meeting of a new peace initiative known as the "Kabul Process". "If the Taliban wants to join peace talks, the Afghan government will allow them to open an office, but this is their last chance". Read More »