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UK Weighs Counterterrorism Options in Wake of London Attack

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Three knife-wielding assailants rammed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed others nearby. The attackers were Khuram Shazad Butt, 27, a British citizen born in Pakistan, and Rachid Redouane , 30, who had claimed to be both Moroccan and Libyan, police said in a statement . Read More »

Pro-Trump group labels James Comey political 'showboat' in new ad

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There were a number of bombshells Tuesday evening. "I wish him luck", Trump said , when asked in a meeting with Republican leaders whether he had a message for the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief. Democrats have accused Trump of firing Comey to upend the FBI's Russian Federation probe, which focused in large part on whether campaign aides coordinated with Moscow to hack Democratic groups during the election. Read More »

AG Sessions Offered To Resign Amid Trump Anger At Recusal

This person said the attorney general offered to resign out of a sense of obligation because he was aware of how angered Trump was about his decision to recuse from the Russian Federation investigations in March. It means that Trump, or his attorneys, cannot argue in a court of law his tweets are just "things he says", and are not meant to be taken literally. Read More »

UAE bans expressions of sympathy towards Qatar

The Maldives and one of conflict-ridden Libya's competing governments also have joined them in cutting ties to Doha. Qatar denies supporting extremism. Qatar is a key US ally in the fight against the Islamic State group and the USA military base in the country is one of the largest in the Middle East. Read More »

AP source says Comey told boss about Trump worries

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Comey and other top intelligence and law enforcement officials about whether President Donald Trump sought to block the FBI inquiry. Before he was sacked, Comey's associates have said, he had carefully rebuffed what he interpreted as requests from Trump to stop the FBI investigation of former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn , who was forced to resign in February after officials said he had lied about his conversations with the Russian ambassador. Read More »

Police find body in Thames; likely 8th London terror victim

Anyone with information about Mr Thomas is asked to call the Metropolitan Police on 0800 0961 233. Nearly 50 were injured. Thomas' girlfriend was struck and seriously injured by the van. The two were visiting London for the weekend. London officials said a large part of the outer cordon of the crime scene had reopened. He said his heart went out to the victims, their friends and families. Read More »

United Kingdom police face questions as third London attacker named

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Investigators confiscated Zaghba's computer but did not have proof of a crime so they had to return the device and pointed him out to London as a possible suspect, Amato said. Turkey has been routinely used by radical Islamists as a route into areas of Syria controlled by Islamic State. "One witness said he saw a woman stabbed '10 or 15 times" by the men, who he said shouted, 'This is for Allah'. Read More »

Ariana Grande's Manchester benefit gig raises 2.35 mn euros

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The iconic tune was her grandfather Frank's favourite, and before he passed away in 2014 he lobbied the singer to include it on one of her albums. She closed the three-hour-plus event with a cover of "Over the Rainbow", crying onstage at the song's end as the audience cheered her on. Read More »

The Pittsburgh Penguins defense has to step up

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Now they face a must-win in Game 5 on home ice Thursday night against the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup Final. Viktor Arvidsson would score two minutes later to finally , finally give Rinne some breathing room. Sidney Crosby scored the Penguins only goal that way, beating Rinne on a first period breakaway. Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan bemoaned his team's failure to breach the Nashville defence a couple of times. Read More »

Russian hackers 'planted false story' behind Mideast crisis

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Earlier, he said the Saudis' move to isolate Qatar could mark the "beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism". Hackers even managed to commandeer Qatar News Agency's Twitter account and post false statements attributed to foreign minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, accusing Middle East countries of conspiring against Qatar. Read More »

Police release name of third London attacker

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The third London Bridge attacker was identified Tuesday as a 22-year-old Moroccan-born Italian man who had been previously stopped by security forces who suspected the man was bound for Syria and reportedly notified United Kingdom authorities, according to British police and Italian media. Read More »

Beijing lashes out over Pentagon report on Chinese military

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It added that China spent $180 billion on the People's Liberation Army during the a year ago surpassing the defence budget figure of $140.4 billion. - ReuWASHINGTON, June 7 ― A Pentagon report released yesterday singled out Pakistan as a possible location for a future Chinese military base, as it forecast that Beijing would likely build more bases overseas after establishing a facility in the African nation of Djibouti. Read More »

Theresa May Stands Up For London Mayor After Trump's Tasteless Tweet

The US President accused Khan of having "to think fast" after the mayor of London said there was no reason for Londoners to be alarmed following the terror attack, which appears to have been conducted by Islamist extremists. "Not just in our own country, but indeed across the globe", she said. In reality Khan's comment was taken out of context by Trump on Sunday morning when he implied the Muslim mayor was playing down the impact of the attack. Read More »

Nikki Haley threatens U.S. withdrawal from United Nations human rights body

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is visiting Geneva this week for the council's sessions, where she plans to call for reforms. Most of Zeid's speech Tuesday to the Human Rights Council denounced a lack of access for his staffers and rights experts to countries to investigate alleged human rights violations. Read More »

Elite US universities defy Trump on climate change

While both Exxon and Conoco have advocated staying in the agreement , neither company joined a petition of twenty-eight major USA corporations, officially urging President Trump not to withdraw the US. Ironically, Plank praised Trump's pro-business approach in February, words that were criticized by other business leaders . "They should continue doing what's in the best interest". Read More »

Ariana Grande's Manchester Benefit Concert Raises Millions

The concert, held in response to the May 22 bombings , raised money for victims of the attack through the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund. Perry also left a mark with her resilient performance: She sang a stripped down version of her hit, " Part of Me ". Read More »

Irish police arrest two men linked to London Bridge attacker

On Saturday evening, Redouane was accompanied by Khuram Shazad Butt , a 27-year-old Pakistani born British national and an as yet unnamed male. "In this case - these facts are being checked - my understanding is that this individual was not a member of this small group", Kenny said in an interview with the Irish broadcaster RTE . Read More »

Trump Weighs In On Gulf Diplomatic Rift

In an abrupt and sweeping move, Saudi Arabia , Egypt , the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain announced Monday they were cutting diplomatic relations and closing air, sea and land links with Qatar . In a series of tweets, Trump said: "During my recent trip to the Middle East I stated that there can no longer be funding of Radical Ideology". "They said they would take a hard line on funding. Read More »

Khuram Butt, Chief Forerunner of London Bridge attack

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Rachid Redouane was 30 years old and born in July 1986. The death of Christine Archibald, killed in a violent terror attack Saturday in London, prompted a massive outpouring of generosity Monday from Albertans and people across the world making pledges of time and money to charitable organizations in her name. Read More »

Qatar must 'change policies': Saudi foreign minister

The rift has affected oil prices, travel and shipping, and has raised fears of food shortages. Saudi Arabia's central bank advised banks in the kingdom not to trade with Qatari banks in Qatari riyals, banking sources said. Trump killed any chance USA diplomats had "to try to mitigate the situation", said Ilan Goldenberg, director of the Middle East security program at the Center for a New American Security. Read More »

'Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly' Makes A Tepid Debut

The claims of Russian involvement in the election were based on attributing to Russian intelligence agencies the hacking of emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC), detailing the party organization's efforts to promote Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders, as well as emails from Clinton chairman John Podesta, revealing the text of Clinton's groveling speeches to Wall Street audiences. Read More »

Woman jumps in front of car, saves boy's life

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The dramatic moment was captured on CCTV in CT and shows Shanta Jordan diving in front of the vehicle before it crashes into both herself and the little boy. "She is a heroine, that's what she is", Perez said. A special tribute honoring Shanta Jordan will be held at City Hall next week. The driver, Allen Pearson, 37, who also was injured, has been charged with reckless driving, according to News12. Read More »