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No pressure from Trump administration on Russian Federation probe — Intelligence chiefs

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Two US intelligence leaders told Congress Wednesday they were never pressured by the White House, as they were grilled on reports that President Donald Trump urged them to downplay probes into an aide's Russian Federation ties. Top U.S. intelligence officials faced questions on the FBI probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and fallout from the firing of the bureau's former director, James Comey , when they appeared at a Senate hearing on Wednesday. Read More »

Senate intelligence panel requests Trump campaign documents -WashPost

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Bortnikov told Brennan he would pass on the message to russian president, Vladmir Putin. Flynn has since been implicated in offering misleading answers about his Russian Federation contacts to the Pentagon when he applied to renew his security clearance past year and could face charges for failing to file as a foreign agent after accepting more than $500,000 for representing Turkish interests. Read More »

ISIS Claims Responsiblity for London Terrorist Attack

Police fired 50 bullets to stop the violence, killing the three attackers and wounding one member of the public. Where did it take place? . The first victim of the London Bridge and Borough Market terror attacks has been named. Police said that after three deadly attacks in three months they could hardly keep tabs on 3,000 people on the terror watch-list and 20,000 who have been on the intelligence radar in the past. Read More »

UK contenders trade blows on last day of election campaign

Now, on June 7, the Tory lead is averaging seven points. Fund managers and analysts have drawn few concrete conclusions regarding the potential investment impact of a hung parliament after general election polls tightened last week. The Labour leader, cheered by hundreds of supporters, delivered one of his final addresses to voters from a platform on Buchanan Street. Two of the three London Bridge attackers, who were all shot dead at the scene by police, had been known to authorities ... Read More »

Two Australians confirmed dead in London Bridge terror attack

Candice Hedge underwent treatment in St Thomas' Hospital, while Andrew Morrison received stitches for a wound and was on his way home to Australia. Ms Wallace told 97.3FM she felt "absolute terror" when she heard about the attack. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told 3AW on Wednesday he had talked to the victims' families. Read More »

UK Labour Party figure steps down due to illness

Security has been increased nationwide and the violence has dominated the final weeks of campaigning. Why, oh why? That's the question many Britons asked when Prime Minister Theresa May announced on April 18 that she was calling a snap election, three years early. Read More »

Comey Says Trump Pressured Him On Russia Probe

He repeatedly told me, "We need to get that fact out". [Trump] added, "Because I have been very loyal to you, very loyal; we had that thing you know". I could be wrong, but I took him to be focusing on what had just happened with Flynn's departure and the controversy around his account of his phone calls. Read More »

Lieutenant governor votes in New Jersey primary

Unofficial election returns posted by the online news service NJ Spotlight showed Murphy as the Democratic victor, with 49 percent of his party's vote after 73 percent of results were tabulated. Democratic rival Johnson criticized Murphy for presiding over Goldman Sachs Asia at a time when the division profited from an investment in Yue Yuen Industrial, a company with documented labor abuses. Read More »

Islamic State warns of more attacks in Iran

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One bomber there detonated a suicide vest and another was killed by security forces, Iran state broadcaster Irib reported . The ministry said that one terrorist blew his explosives up and the three others were killed in shootouts during clashes with security forces as they were seeking to reach upper floors of the parliament building. Read More »

Police recover body in search for Frenchman missing after London attack

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Ms Delcros is said to have been seriously injured. Others confirmed as being killed in the attack include Kirsty Boden, Chrissy Archibald and James McMullan . "But from his face, from his look, I could tell there had been a radicalisation, as they say". Italian authorities said Zaghba was stopped at the Bologna airport in 2016 and questioned in Italy, but never charged with a crime. Read More »

USA lawmakers to press intel chiefs on Russian Federation ahead of Comey hearing

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He is expected to say Mr Trump forced him out because he would not pledge his personal loyalty and kill the Russian Federation investigation . And the fact that Trump later fired Comey doesn't change this, in my view. Large majorities of Republicans say Trump fired Comey for the good of the country (71 percent) and that he is cooperating with investigations into Russia's election influence (77 percent). Read More »

Mass evacuations as Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh

Bangladesh had raised its highest number 10 weather danger alert as the storm approached with officials quickly evacuating more than 300,000 people to cyclone shelters. About 18 million people live in 19 coastal districts, with 10 of them being at high-risk areas. Neighboring Myanmar was also hit by the cyclone. "Some people were injured, but no-one is dead", Mr Salam said. Read More »

Comey confirms Trump told him to let Flynn probe go

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Comey suggests that he is not sure what Trump meant by " that thing ". Comey also confirmed what the president has previously said - that the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director told Trump he was not under invetigation as part of the Russia-related probe. Read More »

Rouhani says Tehran attacks will make Iran more united

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The rare attacks were the first claimed by the hardline Sunni Muslim militant group inside the Shi'ite Muslim country. "Fighters from the Islamic State (ISIL) attacked the Khomeini mausoleum and the parliament building in Tehran ", the Amaq agency said, citing a "security source". Read More »

Attack on Iran's parliament claimed by Islamic State

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It marks the first time the Sunni Muslim group admitted it attacked the majority Shi'ite Muslim country. That attack occurred at the same time as a shooting in the Iranian parliament, in which at least three people were injured after an attacker stormed the building in central Tehran , according to state-run Press TV. Read More »

New search underway near home of London Bridge terrorists

Ms Collina said she would dedicate her life to fighting jiahadi ideology by "teaching real Islam to people and trying to convince families to fill the void that they might find in their children". Youssef Zaghba is said to have told Italian police "I'm going to be a terrorist" when he was stopped trying to travel to Syria previous year. The attackers were shot dead by police . Read More »

Iraqi troops push for last ISIL holdouts in Mosul

From there, they are transported to Hamam al-Alil, south of Mosul , on the western banks of the Euphrates, which has become the transit hub for the tens of thousands of families fleeing the West Mosul conflict. Sha'aban Nasiri, a former major-general in Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, was killed in battle near Mosul , Joint Operation Command spokesman Col. Read More »

Singapore's NTU tops NUS in university rankings for first time

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This year's results indicate that Malaysia has almost doubled its share of top-300 universities, up from three in 2017, in what is a successful year for Malaysian higher education. Belinda Robinson, chief executive of peak sector body Universities Australia, said the ranking is especially important to worldwide students choosing a university. Read More »

Senegal recalls Qatar ambassador, backs Saudi in Gulf row

Emirati officials said they perceived Trump's tweets as a sign Qatar shouldn't count on America taking its side despite USA having some 10,000 troops based in the country's al-Udeid Air Base. The Arab Sunni nations accuse Qatar of supporting radical groups, including allowing or encouraging financial support. He said in Berlin he is seeking a response "soon". Read More »

Seoul to conduct review before allowing more US launchers

The State Department said it hopes to continue close cooperation with South Korea's new government. He also demanded an environmental assessment on the deployment site, saying the country's Defense Ministry might be attempting to avoid an environmental inspection there. Read More »

UAE threatens Qatar sympathisers with jail

Sheikh Hamad took over as Qatar's emir in 1995 and expanded his nation's presence on the global scene through negotiating hostage releases, briefly flirting with diplomatic ties to Israel , hosting a Taliban office and creating Al-Jazeera. Read More »

Iran allows Qatar to use national airspace

Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi's comments in an interview with The Associated Press came as Emirati officials also announced those offering support to Qatar online could face years in prison and fines for offering sympathy to the country, suggesting the crisis will only intensify. Read More »

Judge rules Illinois is not in compliance on Medicaid payments

But advocates for low-income families and others who rely on Medicaid say an order would help clarify that payments to health-care providers should be as high or a higher priority than other payments, including state salaries. "The lack of a budget for the last two years has created a situation in which we now have more court-ordered and state-mandated payments than we have revenues to cover them", Mendoza said. Read More »