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Trump's UK visit on despite criticism, says foreign secretary

Earlier Monday, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said people are making too much of a deal out of Trump's Twitter use and not paying enough attention to his actions as president. Although the spat is embarrassing, Trump's state visit - which according to traditional practice would include staying at Buckingham Palace as a guest of the queen - does not appear to be in any jeopardy. Read More »

Trump, Christie center stage in race they're not part of

Republicans and Democrats throughout the state went to the polls to make choices for nominees in a number of New Jersey primary elections on Tuesday, June 6th. "If we elect Phil Murphy governor of the state of New Jersey, then the only person who will be able to afford to live in the state of New Jersey will be Phil Murphy". Read More »

Justin Bieber, other stars get emotional at One Love Manchester Benefit concert

Speaking of the Manchester Arena atrocity's youngest victims, he said on the night: "Those children who had their tomorrows ripped away from them, we owe it to them to be fearless - they demand our bravery". Braun added, "The city of Manchester was the hero of the show". "She should have stayed to visit her injured fans", he posted . "Then she told me that Olivia would have wanted to hear the hits". Read More »

Trump's response to London 'inappropriate -- for a toddler,' Dem

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MSM is working hard to sell it!"Trump tweeted ". On Saturday night, three attackers drove a van into crowds on the London Bridge and then went on to stab people in the nearby Borough Market, killing seven people. She wasn't finished with Trump, who often lurches between antagonistic, hate-filled tweets and staid, prepared public comments . He calmly explained his opposition to Trump's proposed travel ban on visitors from several Muslim countries. Read More »

Brazil's Temer loses another aide as pressure mounts

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Scuffles broke out between police and protesters as the demonstrations neared Congress . Police fired tear gas and pepper spray, and some protesters tipped over portable toilets and set fires. Temer took over from Dilma Rousseff previous year after she was impeached over corruption allegations, but, as of last Thursday , is himself now being investigated for alleged corruption. Read More »

A most Trumpian response to London's terror attack

On the one hand, Trump's response to the London attack, in which 7 people died only two weeks after a horrendous suicide bombing in Manchester, was par for the course. In an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America", Donald Trump Jr. said London's Mayor Sadiq Khan "should do something to fix the problem rather than just sit there and pretend there isn't one". Read More »

One dead, 12 injured in attacks on Iran parliament and shrine

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Saudi Arabia has long pointed to the absence of IS attacks on Iran as suggestion of Tehran's culpability. Islamic State claimed responsibility and released a video purporting to show gunmen inside the parliament building and one man, who appeared wounded, on the floor. Read More »

1 dead in twin attacks on Iran parliament, Khomeini shrine

Soon after the parliament attack, a suicide bomber and other assailants targeted the shrine located just outside the capital, Tehran , according to Iran's official state broadcaster. At least three people were injured in a shooting reported inside Iran Parliament on Wednesday. This attack is considered the biggest in Tehran since the 1970s. Read More »

Sheriff Says Orlando Workplace Shooter 'Had A Plan'

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The shooting took place at Fiamma - an Italian-owned company with about ten full-time employees. A witness said they heard multiple, very loud gunshots, according to Fox 35 Orlando . He was not charged in that case. "He pointed a firearm at her and told her to get out of the business", Demings said. Adams said her sister recounted the story on the phone and "was just hysterically crying". Read More »

New Homo sapiens fossil bones are the oldest yet

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Barite miners excavating a hill in western Morocco hit a pocket of red sediment with ancient stone tools, limbs and a human skull, which the workers gave to the quarry doctor. These findings suggest a complex evolutionary history probably involving the entire continent, with Homo sapiens by 300,000 years ago dispersed all over Africa. Read More »

Envoy Haley says US won't let the UN 'bully' Israel anymore

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Bush State Department who now focuses on USA policy and worldwide organizations at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington. Her tough, unequivocal message was not lost on the 47-member Council. The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra-ad al-Hussein did not engage in this debate. In his opening remarks to the council Tuesday, however, he called for “the end of the occupation.”. Read More »

Putin says claims he has compromising info on Trump are 'nonsense'

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The interview was broadcast on the premiere of a new NBC show, " Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly ". Viewers who were baffled by Kelly's lack of control over the conversation took to Twitter to air their grievances. Putin downplayed Flynn's appearance with him at a December 2015 gala dinner in honour of the Russian television network Russia Today (RT), which USA officials consider a state-run propaganda outlet. Read More »

Did Russian hackers plant fake news that led to Qatar crisis?

President Donald Trump a year ago. A group of countries including Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed diplomatic and commercial ties with Qatar earlier this week, accusing the Gulf emirate of supporting terrorist groups ranging from Shiite Iranian proxies to Sunni militants such as Islamic State. Read More »

London Bridge attacker was known to police and Mi5

Former SAS commander Col Tim Collins has said intelligence "isn't good enough", adding that police needed to recruit informants from within the Muslim community and appoint Muslim officers. May has vowed to crack down on extremist content online, saying: "We cannot and must not pretend that things can continue as they are". But she has faced criticism for her record on security in her six years as interior minister before becoming prime minister last year. Read More »

Gunmen attack Iran's parliament, Khomeini shrine

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The Intelligence ministry of the Islamic Republic declared that they had arrested a third team planning to attack the capital. The identity and the motivation of the assailant was still unclear. Khomeini, who died in 1989, is a towering figure in Iran who led the 1979 Islamic revolution that toppled the Western-backed shah and became its first supreme leader. Read More »

Trump now urges need for Gulf unity in call with Saudi king

It's one that we continue to cooperate with Qatar and other countries in the region in the fight against terrorism. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , who said he has always been familiar with Qatari leadership, said Tuesday at a press conference in New Zealand that there are a number of issues that have led to the frustration among regional leaders and the ultimate decisions to cut diplomatic ties with Doha. Read More »

Deadly Attacks Wreak Havoc At 2 Major Sites In Iran's Capital

Several gunmen and suicide bombers stormed the Iranian parliament building, setting off an hours-long siege that ended with all four attackers dead. "This terrorist attack happened only a week after the meeting between the USA president (Donald Trump) and the (Saudi) backward leaders who support terrorists". Read More »

Trump to nominate ex-Justice Department official to lead FBI

Lieberman said it was to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest after news of Trump's plan to retain one of Lieberman's law partners, Marc Kasowitz. Orrin Hatch, said Wray had "impeccable credentials, vast experience and strong support across the board". Another GOP senator was more cautious. “In the coming weeks, we will evaluate Christopher Wrays qualifications to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation and his plans for our security and law enforcement.”. Read More »

Oil dips on glut concerns, but Mideast tension, falling US stocks support

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News-flow from Qatar continues to be an important consideration as markets fret that a rift between it and other major gulf producers including Saudi Arabia may disrupt deliveries or derail OPEC-led output cut efforts. Brent crude was trading at $49.53 per barrel at 0658 GMT, up 6 cents, or 0.1 percent from its last close. Oil prices since the implementation of the OPEC agreement have traded in a band between $45 per barrel and $55 per barrel for most of the year . Read More »

Shots fired at protest kill 5 farmers in central India

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DM Swatantra K Singh ordered internet shutdown in Mandsaur . They had to beat a hasty retreat. A curfew has been imposed in Mandausar and surrounding areas including Pipla Mandi that were epicentres of the protest. Anti-social elements had sneaked into the agitation. Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu claimed that the vandalism witnessed in Madhya Pradesh showed that those protesting were not mere farmers. Read More »

Trump says Qatar dispute could end terror

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday leaders he met on a Middle East trip had warned him that Qatar was funding "radical ideology" after he had demanded they take action to stop financing militant groups. Qatar has for years parlayed its enormous gas wealth and media strength into broad influence in the region. But Gulf Arab neighbours and Egypt have always been irked by its maverick stances and support for the Muslim Brotherhood, which they regard as a political enemy. Read More »

White House insists Trump will be very very busy while Comey testifies

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Then the president said to Mr Comey: "I hope you can let this go". That revelation and others are contained in written testimony Comey submitted Wednesday ahead of his appearance Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Coats' testimony before the Senate intelligence committee has been scheduled for weeks, an event that was already expected to kick off two days of blockbuster hearings. Read More »

Usher reveals personal reason he missed Manchester benefit concert

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Speaking of the Manchester Arena atrocity's youngest victims, he said on the night: "Those children who had their tomorrows ripped away from them, we owe it to them to be fearless - they demand our bravery". Miley Cyrus also praised Ariana - who she dueted with on " Don't Dream It's Over " - for her work on the concert . Alongside a short video of the moment they met posted on the photo-sharing site, she wrote: "what a dream!" "I don't feel or smell or hear or see any fear in this ... Read More »