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Myanmar military plane carrying 116 missing: Army Chief

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In a statement posted to Facebook , commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing said the plane disappeared from radar screens at around 1:06 pm (0636 GMT) while flying at 18,000 feet. It is monsoon season in Myanmar but there were no reports of bad weather at the time the plane went missing. The army said the plane was delivered in March previous year and had logged 809 flying hours. Read More »

Former FBI chief due to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Friday that "the president will make that decision", raising the prospect that the White House may try to invoke executive privilege over Comey's conversations with Trump . "When I came to the event for our company, Russia Today, and sat down at the table, next to me there was a gentleman sitting on one side", Putin said. Read More »

United States hackers could have framed Russian Federation in election hack — Putin tells NBC

In an interview aired Sunday on NBC, Putin again flatly denied USA intelligence agencies' assessment that Russian Federation meddled via hacking and other means in the U.S. The event was also attended by Putin, however Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov denied that the Russian leader had a lengthy conversation with Flynn. "This is a transferral, I repeat, of internal political squabbling in the United States onto the global arena", he said. Read More »

Kashmiri people defy Indian imposed curfew on 1st day of Ramadan

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Meanwhile, a 70-year-old mentally unsound person was arrested after he allegedly attempted to grab rifle of a CRPF jawan, who took it a weapon-snatching incident and raised an alarm. He carried a reward of Rs 10 lakh. A Kashmiri rebel (centre wearing black) mourns during the funeral of rebel commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat in Rathsuna Tral, near Srinagar , on May 28, 2017. Read More »

Putin says United States election allegations are 'fiction'

The Russian coverage of the French election included a Sputnik article that referenced a rumor that Macron is "secretly gay", as well as the publishing of a mix of real and fake campaign emails. Kadyrov said Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were welcome to visit Chechnya "in a search for the truth". The Versailles exhibition commemorates a visit to France 300 years ago by Peter the Great, known for his European tastes. Read More »

How to Watch James Comey Senate Testimony Live

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Trump may not have outright phrased either of those things in the form of a request, but Comey details a larger context of Trump complaining of a "cloud", kicked up by the Russian Federation probe, obstructing his presidency. "'He is a good guy". "He then said, 'I need loyalty.' I replied, 'You will always get honesty from me.' He paused and then said, 'That's what I want, honest loyalty.' I paused, and then said, 'You will get that from me'". Read More »

Two of the London Bridge/Borough Market attackers from Barking - third man named

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Youssef Zaghba is said to have been stopped by Italian officers trying to travel to Syria previous year. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to discuss details of the case. Butt had been investigated in 2015, was known by neighbours to be an extremist and was featured a year ago in a documentary on Britain's Channel 4 called " The Jihadis Next Door ". Read More »

Intelligence Officials: No Pressure To Intervene In Investigations

His exchange was shared and discussed widely on social media, with many praising his tenacity while others accused him of grandstanding. "You can go over 10 if you'd be excessively enthusiastic", Cotton asked the four witnesses. - McCabe said he will let Comey answer that question tomorrow, and Coats repeated his statement that it is inappropriate to discuss conversations had with the president. Read More »

Britain braces for election in wake of terror attacks

A party needs to win 326 seats to form a majority government. The choice is another five years of a Tory government, underfunding of services all across the United Kingdom, including here in Scotland, or a Labour government that invests for all, all across Britain . Read More »

Trump tweets again about London mayor

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In an appearance on NBC's Today Show , Conway said people should pay attention to what the president is doing, saying people in England had tried to inform authorities about the terrorists before the attacks happened. Attacks at the London Bridge and Borough Market kill seven and injure nearly 50. The mayor had told London residents not to be concerned by a stepped-up police presence in the city after the incident. Read More »

On eve of election, May tries to put focus back on Brexit

A lead of that size would deliver May a majority of 96 seats in parliament , a steep increase on the working majority of 17 that the Conservatives held in the last parliament. Below are details of opinion polls expected before Thursday's vote. When voting closes at 2100 GMT, an exit poll will be published simultaneously by BBC , ITV and Sky. Read More »

USA warns Beijing of South China Sea Islands

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Overall, Mattis' speech struck a positive, hopeful tone for cooperation and peace in the Asia-Pacific region, where he and his predecessors have made it a priority to nurture and strengthen alliances and partnerships. in the wake of World War II. Another wondered if he could be trusted given his "America First" pronouncements. "Once we have exhausted all possible alternatives, the Americans will do the right thing", Mattis said, drawing some laughter. Read More »

Terror attack at London Bridge leaves seven dead; police raids continue

With the London attack dominating attention, a reduction in the number of police officers in England and Wales by nearly 20,000 during May's six years as interior minister from 2010 to 2016 shot to the top of the election agenda. May has said the three attacks - including one on Parliament in March - weren't connected in any operational sense but were linked by what she called the "perverted ideology " of extremist Islam . Read More »

Islamic State group claims responsibility for London terror attack

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At least 7 people have been killed and 20 others injured in two separate terror attacks in London marking the third terrorist attack on the nation in the past 3 months. "We want Facebook to be a hostile environment for terrorists", he said. He used two different birthdates that would make him either 25 or 30, authorities said. Read More »

SNP manifesto sets out 'triple lock' for second referendum

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Polls in Scotland show the SNP will win big in Scotland, though it will be hard to replicate the scale of its victory last time around. The triple lock was introduced in 2006. The plans would allow a further £10 billion in spending on Scotland over the next five years. While she stressed the importance of Scotland being given a choice on its future, the First Minister used much of her speech to attack the Conservatives. Read More »

Trump urges Arab unity in call to Saudi Arabia's King Salman

Trump on Tuesday hinted that the "hard line" with Qatar was partly a result of his tour of the region in May. Millions of migrant workers and expatriates live there, and much of Qatar's food comes from Saudi Arabia across the peninsular nation's only land border, which the Saudis have now closed. Read More »