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United Kingdom police name two London attackers, say one previously known to them

London's Metropolitan Police said one attacker was Khuram Shazad Butt, aged 27. Two of the London Bridge terrorists have been named by Scotland Yard as Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane . Mohamed Farouq, of the Moroccan Irish Association, said none of the members he had spoken to recalled knowing the killer. "My heart goes out to those innocent people who were killed". Read More »

Australia face Saudis in must-win World Cup qualifier

The Saudis lost at that stage 3-1 to Sweden, who went on to finish third in that tournament in the USA. After the Saudi game, Australia meet Brazil in a friendly in Melbourne before a Confederations Cup campaign in Russian Federation. Read More »

Putin on Trump-Russia: 'You Created a Sensation Out of Nothing'


Petersburg, Putin said hackers, "if they are patriotic, they start contributing, as they see it, in the fight against those who do not speak well about Russian Federation". "Have you all lost your senses over there?" "The minister would have reported it to me", Mr Putin said. Interviewer Megyn Kelly pressed Mr Putin on whether he has any dossier or embarrassing dirt on the U.S. Read More »

FOX Cancels 24 Legacy, Anthology Series Being Explored


Perhaps Fox can craft something like that with a future take on the classic 24 franchise. Variety reports that Fox and studio 20th Century Fox Television are "exploring future iterations" potentially as "an anthology built around the real-time storytelling format of the original series". Read More »

UK election eve polls give May a boost

Seven people were killed on Saturday when three men aboard a van ploughed into pedestrians on London Bridge and went on a stabbing spree before being shot by police. So if there isn't a clear victor Friday morning, we could be in for a long round of negotiations. Polls suggest the Conservatives are on course for victory. Read More »

Trump promises 'first-class' infrastructure system for US

Last week, the president met candidates for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's post , including Mr Wray, according to White House spokesman Sean Spicer. Dogged by allegations in Washington , President Donald Trump traveled to friendlier territory Wednesday and promised to create a "first-class" system of roads, bridges and waterways by using $200 billion in public funds to generate $1 trillion in investment to pay for construction projects that most public officials agree are ... Read More »

Comey Testimony: Republicans Ready Talking Points Ahead of Hearing

While a sitting president is unlikely to face criminal prosecution, obstruction of justice could form the basis for impeachment. "I had understood the president to be requesting that we drop any investigation of Flynn in connection with his false statements about his conversations with the Russian ambassador in December", added Comey, who was sacked by Trump in early May. Read More »

Was An Office Printer Behind Reality Winner's Arrest?


In the weeks leading up to last year's presidential election, Russian military intelligence launched a cyberattack on a USA voting systems manufacturer, according to a classified National Security Agency report obtained by The Intercept . Read More »

Qatar says state news agency first hacked in April

Qatar has said it is open to talks, but Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Qatar must "change their policies" and stop supporting "extremist groups". And while Israel's outward posture toward Iran has been one of confrontation, it is not unappreciative of efforts by Qatar to moderate the Iranian regime, if only because that could mitigate the dangers of a regional arms race, said Anthony Cordesman, who holds the Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International ... Read More »

Paul Ryan: Trump asking for Comey's loyalty 'obviously' inappropriate


Comey is set to testify that Trump sought his "loyalty" and asked what could be done to "lift the cloud " of investigation shadowing his administration. We simply looked at each other in silence,"Comey says". "If you're under investigation, it raises questions". "The obvious issue is if the president had, that they would have, I think, in my view, said no, they were not asked", he continued. Read More »

Third London attacker was Moroccan-Italian - Italy investigative source


It was thought he was bound for Syria. Theresa May said a review had been launched after the Manchester bombing last month and she expected the same process following Saturday's rampage. Butt, who also used the name Abdul Zaitun, appeared in a 2016 documentary called "The Jihadis Next Door," which told the story of Abu Rumaysah, the Londoner who has appeared in recent ISIS propaganda. Read More »

Iran rejects US statements on attacks in Tehran

Some 43 people were wounded. The group said five IS fighters were involved in the attacks. The Iranian president also described terrorism as a global challenge, and underlined the need for the worldwide community to unite in order to fight extremism, terrorism and violence. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn most tweeted-about leader on campaign trail, analysis reveals


According to Kaufmann, "we should expect a comfortable Conservative majority". Few believed Corbyn would pose any challenge to May's juggernaut - the only point of interest was how big a majority it would be. He also made repeated visits to key seats such as Dunbartonshire East, where former minister Jo Swinson is trying to win back her seat, and to Kingston and Surbiton where Lib Dem grandee Sir Ed Davey is hoping to be returned to Parliament. Read More »

No Filipino hurt in Kabul blast - PH embassy in Pakistan

The group is also blamed for several attacks against Indian interests in Afghanistan , including the 2008 bombing of the Indian mission in Kabul that killed 58. The incident took place after a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device near a military camp. Ismail Kawasi says it was not immediately known what the target of the attack was on Wednesday morning. Read More »

Unbeaten Warriors mindful of past Cleveland stumbles


LeBron James drives between Warriors forward Draymond Green, top, guard Klay Thompson (11) and forward Kevin Durant during Game 2. There's no drama, just the ball ripping through the net and wins - a lot of them laughable. "But glad I was able to knock that down". I thought the first quarter was a snapshot of what we've seen predominately in this series: Golden State shooting the lights out, moving at warp speed, and the Cavaliers were about a half step behind. Read More »

S&P Global downgrades Qatar sovereign rating to AA-minus from AA

The UAE, along with several other powerful Arab states, severed diplomatic ties with fellow Gulf state Qatar on Monday over its alleged support for Islamist groups and Iran . President Trump urged Gulf unity in a call to Saudi Arabia's King Salman, US officials said on Wednesday. Trump and the Emir of Qatar also spoke on the phone in February in which the two leaders " reaffirmed the close defense cooperation between our two countries and committed to strengthen efforts to ... Read More »

UAE president offers condolences to Iran after deadly attacks

Both Saudi Arabia and Iran has opposite views on the ongoing conflicts in Syria, Yemen and elsewhere. The Revolutionary Guards' accusation comes at a time of heightened Saudi-Iranian tensions following a regional rift with Qatar. President Nazarbayev extended his deepest condolences to the Iranian leader, families and loved ones of those who died in the terror attacks on his own behalf and on behalf of the people of Kazakhstan. Read More »

Ariana Grande's #OneLoveManchester Concert Raised $3 Million

Instead of hiding away and retreating from the spotlight, Grande vowed to come back and help those affected by the attacks . Superstar artists Pharrell, Miley Cyrus , Black Eyed Peas , Coldplay , Katy Perry and more graced the stage and performed in front of 55,000 people in attendance. Read More »

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies need 'to pay their fair share: Prez Trump


It also made headlines like, " Where do you think you are going? " and " America First ", while newspaper Vijesti said "it seems Donald Trump did not want anyone that overshadows his presence at the summit". Stoltenberg praised Trump's current USA budget proposal, with its increase in military spending, as "the strongest possible sign of commitment to our alliance". Read More »

French President Macron grills Putin on LGBTQ rights


The two leaders agreed on the need of a new round of talks on the violence in eastern Ukraine . President Putin cancelled a visit to Paris in October after President Hollande said Russian Federation could face war crimes over its actions in Syria. Read More »

How Trump's gullibility provoked an worldwide crisis

Subsequently, Pakistani pilgrims proceeding to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah were left in limbo as Qatar Airways denied entry to Saudi Arabia. "They said they would take a hard line on funding. "Qatar might reduce its public support to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood , but it will not relinquish its support to these organizations completely", Georgetown University in Qatar Center for global and Regional Studies analyst Islam Hassan said. Read More »

Media watchdog condemns Saudi closure of Al-Jazeera


On Monday, Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she was not "aware" whether the president received any word that the Gulf state nations were going to cut ties with Qatar during his recent visit to Saudi Arabia and referred further questions to the State Department. Read More »