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Saudi Arabia revokes Qatar Airways' operating licences

Grain traders said Qatar appears to have a comfortable immediate supply of wheat. The statement said restrictions that Persian Gulf neighbors have imposed on Qatari movements in and out of the region "have not impacted our air operations", including missions in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. Read More »

Man attacks Paris police with hammer at Notre-Dame 'for Syria'


As well as a hammer, he was also carrying kitchen knives. Police sealed off the area in front of the cathedral, where the attacker lay injured on the ground. His rivals portrayed him as weak on security during the presidential campaign. Three major terrorist attacks in France, in January 2015, November 2015 and July 2016, claimed more than 230 lives, and the country remains under a state of emergency . Read More »

Qatar negotiating supplies of drinking water with Turkey, Iran

Denmark's Maersk, the world's biggest container shipping line, said on Tuesday it was unable to transport goods in or out of Qatar because it could not take them through the United Arab Emirates port of Jebel Ali. Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates cut diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday. Details about what was discussed on the call weren't immediately available. Read More »

Led coalition strikes pro-Assad forces in Syria


SDF forces reached the northern and eastern gates to Raqqa last week after intense clashes under the cover of US-led airstrikes. Some eight months after starting the military offensive late previous year, officials with the Kurdish YPG today announced that they are officially starting the invasion of the ISIS capital city of Raqqa , claiming some of their fighters had already entered through the eastern gate. Read More »

Cleveland Police Fires Timothy Loehmann, The Police Officer Who Shot Tamir Rice


Williams said Loehmann, who shot Rice, has been fired , not for the shooting but for inaccurate details on his job application. Loehmann was sacked and Garmback, who drove the police auto, was suspended for 10 days. He was also found to have had an emotional breakdown on the gun range in Independence, officials said. Video of the shooting shows the patrol auto skidding to a stop just feet from the boy. Read More »

London terror attacks: Trump criticised for tweets against city Mayor


Islamic State on Sunday claimed responsibility for the London attack. Dr Walsh also said police everywhere will be hyper vigilant and will now stop at nothing to "stop the carnage" including taking down a potential threat. And while our police and intelligence services are on top of emerging threats, it's impossible to catch every one, according to experts. "It is time to say enough is enough", Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday. Read More »

German music festival to resume after Friday evacuation amid terror threat

Rock am Ring in Nuerberg will recommence after an intensive search of the site allayed fears of an attack that saw thousands having to leave the festival. "The incredibly disciplined fans deserve all our respect and gratitude", it added. 22 people died and scores were injured in a suicide bomb attack at a pop concert in the United Kingdom city of Manchester last month. Read More »

Comey to Testify He Assured Trump He Was Not Personally Under Investigation

Comey's last interaction with Trump came on the morning of April 11, when he says, "The president called me and asked what I had done about his request that I "get out" that he is not personally under investigation". Trump allies have sought to undermine Comey's credibility ahead of his testimony, noting that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had to correct some of his remarks from his last appearance on Capitol Hill . Read More »

Governor Ige Signs Climate Change Bill


The mayors of Pittsburgh and Paris joined forces to reaffirm their support of the Paris climate deal Wednesday, days after President Trump cited the cities while announcing his plans to pull out of the agreement. Now North Korea is getting in on the act. "The selfish act of the USA does not only have grave consequences for the worldwide efforts to protect the environment, but poses great danger to other areas as well", a spokesman for the North Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, ... Read More »

Police identify perpetrators of London Bridge terror attack

Butt - who also used the name Abdul Zaitun - is believed to have associated with the outlawed radical Islamist group al-Muhajiroun, co-founded by notorious hate preacher Anjem Choudary. Some residents cooped up inside all day Sunday emerged from their homes for the first time since the attacks. All three were wearing fake explosive belts. Read More »

After deleting prior tweet, Trump asks world to find out 'covfefe' meaning

The president has deleted the now infamous tweet, five hours after it was posted. Reporters who asked White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer what it meant got a cryptic response. You need to be Logged in to sign up for Express Login. Silicon Valley executive Andrew Crow went so far as to change his last name on Twitter to " Covfefe ". Read More »

London terror attacks: ISIS claims responsibility

Police have identified the attackers as Youssef Zaghba , a 22-year-old Italian of Moroccan descent, Khuram Shazad Butt , a 27-year-old Pakistan-born Briton, and Rachid Redouane , a 30-year-old self-described Moroccan-Libyan dual national. Read More »

London Mayor Expertly Dismantles Trump's Deranged Twitter Assault


Three jihadis drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge on Saturday night before running into the bustling Borough Market area where they slit people's throats and stabbed them indiscriminately. Trump took to Twitter to criticize Khan after he reassured his constituents that there was no reason to be alarmed about increased police presence in London following the attack. Read More »

China Demands James Mattis Stop 'Irresponsible' Remarks About South China Sea


On the South China Sea issue, China insists on peacefully resolving disputes through negotiation and consultation by countries directly involved. Citing data showing China's defence outlays growing at an average of 8.5 per cent a year in inflation-adjusted terms from 2007 to 2016, the report said , "Chinese leaders seem committed to increases in defence spending for the foreseeable future, even as China's economic growth slows". Read More »

Prosecutors don't charge owner of warehouse in deadly fire


Assistant District Attorney Teresa Drenick did not provide information about Harris, but a probable cause document said he lived at the warehouse and was a creative director , collecting rent and acting as an intermediary between Almena and warehouse owners. Read More »

Cambodia Says it Regrets 'Irresponsible' Trump Decision to Leave Paris Climate Accord


Trump argues the climate agreement has disadvantaged the USA and benefited other countries, leaving American businesses and taxpayers to absorb the costs. Why is America not stepping up to be a leader in the global community on the issue of climate change, instead of running away and abdicating its global responsibilities, opening the way for China to take the lead? Since Thursday, commitments from cities, universities and businesses were happening so fast that organizers had to set up a ... Read More »

Trump doubles down on call for 'travel ban'

Nor could a characterization in a tweet change the ban contained in the executive order from temporary to permanent. Trump has urged the need for a "much tougher version" of his travel ban and stated that the United States has already started " extreme vetting " those who want to come to the US. Read More »

Iraq strongly condemns terrorist attacks in Iran


According to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), a bomb was detonated by an attacker outside the shrine, and security forces responded with gunfire killing the attacker. Islamic State has regularly threatened Iran, one of the powers leading the fight against the militants' forces in neighbouring Iraq and, beyond that, Syria. Read More »

Iran Parliament attack: 4 terrorists killed in exchange of gunfire


Iranian media says several attackers, including suicide bombers, took part in the assaults on both sites, with the parliament attack still underway. The attacks drew condemnations and condolences from the governments of Pakistan and from Iran's close allies in the Russian and Syrian governments. Read More »

$1.75 billion spent on Site C so far


Clark's letter to Horgan begins: "I appreciate being copied on your correspondence to B.C. Hydro CEO Jessica McDonald with respect to current and future planned activities on the Site C Clean Energy Project in Northeast British Columbia". Clark didn't define what she meant, nor did she explain how she reached the $600-million figure in her letter. Her press secretary Stephen Smart referred questions to BC Hydro, which declined to answer them and instead sent an emailed statement. Read More »

USA lawmakers press intelligence chiefs on Russian Federation ahead of Comey hearing

President Donald Trump asked two top US intelligence officials to pressure former FBI Director James Comey to back off his investigation of fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, according to a Washington Post report . Reporters and congressional aides still recall, from memory, exact passages from Comey's 2007 congressional testimony about racing up the steps of a hospital to interdict George W. Read More »

Senators to ask about Trump pushback on Russia probe


Comey won't say on Thursday whether he thinks the president sought to derail the Flynn investigation or a probe into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian government officials, according to a person familiar with his thinking. There's bipartisan agreement, the email says, that Comey "needs to answer a simple question about his conversations with President Trump: If you were so concerned, why didn't you act on it or notify Congress?" Comey said he "could be wrong" about that ... Read More »

Police make more arrests over London terror attack

Mayor Khan spoke at the vigil saying, "We stand together tonight to honour the memories of the innocent lives lost and the people injured in the barbaric attack on our city on Saturday night". "We believe we are experiencing a new trend in the threat we face, as terrorism breeds terrorism, and perpetrators are inspired to attack not only on the basis of carefully constructed plots after years of planning and training - and not even as lone attackers radicalized online - but by copying one ... Read More »