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LeBron James: Warriors' 'firepower' probably most I've seen

To have the confidence to make that shot, in that moment, over the best player in the game has Golden State on the cusp of going 16-0 en route to an NBA Championship. That lead held until there was 2:19 remaining, when Golden State superstar Curry found two points with a drive to the basket. "You can tell, he knows this is his moment", Golden State coach Steve Kerr said. Read More »

Comey Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee

SEE MORE: Why Was James Comey Fired? Kasowitz's statement did not address Comey's comments about Trump's pressuring him to shield Flynn from any FBI investigation . I told the AG that what had just happened - him being asked to leave while the FBI Director, who reports to the AG, remained behind - was inappropriate and should never happen. Read More »

Crunch time looming for Lions against Crusaders

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The 24-year-old had initially been named on the bench for the clash at Eden Park, the second game for the Lions on their New Zealand tour. Ireland powerhouse O'Brien starts at openside flanker, with tour skipper Sam Warburton not included in the match 23, while Owen Farrell starts at fly-half. Read More »

Iran says 2 killed, 30 wounded in twin attacks

The last major attack in Iran was in 2010 when a Sunni extremist group carried out a suicide attack against a mosque in Sistan-Baluchistan killing 39 people . "Our security forces have taken necessary steps", parliament speaker Ali Larijani said in an open session broadcast live by state TV. The regime was clearly trying to calm a nation unsettled by the kind of attacks it has not experienced since the years just after the 1979 revolution. Read More »

Mother fears woman accused of leak will be made an example

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Victor said she also told Perdue staffers that senators should "not be afraid to directly state when our president or his cabinet tell outright lies". It notes that information on the operation became available in April, and the analyst says the GRU may have meant to "obtain information on elections-related software and hardware solution". Read More »

UN chief condemns terrorist attacks in Tehran

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The standoff lasted around five hours before all the gunmen holed up in parliamentary office buildings were killed. The attacks took place less than a month after the re-election of President Hassan Rouhani, a moderate, whose landslide victory defeated candidates supported by the hardline clergy and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which is responsible for national security. Read More »

Tehran terror attacks outcome of Trump visit to Saudi Arabia

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State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said that "the depravity of terrorism has no place in a peaceful, civilized world". At roughly the same time, a team of three or four assailants entered the grounds of the mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini , who led the 1979 Islamic revolution, killing a gardener and wounding several other people. Read More »

US President Donald Trump sides with Saudis, other Arab nations against Qatar

The official justification was Qatar's support for terrorism, including ISIS, but analysts point to regional tensions and growing divisions within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC ) as the real reasons for the sudden split. Hamas said in a statement that al-Jubeir's remarks "constitute a shock for our Palestinian people and the Arab and Islamic nations ". The Gulf countries have ordered their citizens out of Qatar and gave Qataris overseas 14 days to return home. Read More »

Gulf firms struggle to keep Qatar business ties despite crisis

Qatar has nonetheless forged regional alliances independently of its fellow Gulf Cooperation Council states, drawing accusation by Saudi Arabia and its allies of serving Iranian interests. Egypt also severed relations on the same day, but with tens of thousands of Egyptians living in Qatar , didn't impose similar restrictions on citizens' movements. Read More »

Qatar's crisis is impacting business and millions of people

Doha, the world's biggest liquefied natural gas exporter, says it has enough reserves to support its banks and its riyal currency, which is pegged to the dollar. Exxon said its production and export of LNG from Qatar have not been affected. Trump also says that unity among Gulf Cooperation Council countries and strong partnerships with the USA are crucial for defeating terrorism. Read More »

James Comey testifies before Senate committee

Trump complained the investigation was a "cloud" over his administration that needed to be lifted, Comey said. But Comey refused to say that Trump was not under investigation because if that changed and Trump became a subject of the probe, he would have to say so in public. Read More »

Police briefly close London's Trafalgar square over 'suspicious item'

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Officers were called to reports of a suspect item in nearby Duncannon Street at around 2.40pm. The entire square has been cleared and a cordone set up around the historic square. 'Cordons will be lifted shortly'. Armed police cordoned off the popular tourist area while further reports confirm that Charing Cross station has also been put on lockdown. Read More »

UAE seeking 'change of policy, not regime' in Qatar

In a preliminary report published late on Wednesday, the investigators did not say who they held responsible for the hack but said that both Britain and the United States were helping with their inquiry. Meanwhile, Reuters reports that the Turkish parliament "approved a draft bill allowing its troops to be deployed to a Turkish military base in Qatar", apparently in support of the Qatari government. Read More »

Security services to review terror operations amid questions on London attackers

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He said many people were "very anxious that she was at the Home Office for all this time, presided over these cuts in police numbers, and now is saying that we have a problem". It is not clear how having more police on the beat would have prevented the attack, since the men were shot dead within eight minutes, but the issue of police cuts has come back to haunt May, who served for six years as home secretary under her predecessor David Cameron before she became prime minister last year. Read More »

UK Election: Polls Open After Campaign Dominated by Brexit, Terror Attacks

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has attracted large crowds and enthusiastic support during the campaign. May began her campaign in presidential style, with an emphasis on her personal brand. Provided she wins, she will have averted at least one risk: by pushing back the date of the following election to 2022 rather than 2020 as originally planned, she has ensured she will not face crunch time in the Brexit talks at the same time as an election. Read More »

Death toll rises to 13 in Iran twin terror attacks

ISNA quoted an MP as saying that all the parliament doors are shut and one of the assailants has been surrounded by security guards. Commuters in the Iranian capital noticed more police than usual on the streets as dawn broke. Iran's Revolutionary Guards has blamed Saudi Arabia for the attacks. "They look for a way to destabilize our country". Other Iranian leaders sought to play down the attacks, with supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei saying: "These firecrackers that happened ... Read More »

Qatari ambassador: 'Stories about Qatar financing terrorism are

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Corker, who has previously said he wished Trump's iPhone would be taken away from him, emphasized the importance of the major USA air base in Qatar "to the activities we have going on in the region". In response to these restrictions, Qatar Airways has arranged for three charter flights departing Jeddah today at 16:00, 22:00, and 23:00 local time to Muscat in order to assist all Qatar Airways passengers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Read More »

Voting begins in Britain's snap elections in shadow of terror attacks

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn after casting his vote in the General Election at a polling station in Pakeman school in Islington, north London . She was accused of running a tightly controlled and lackluster campaign, and unveiled several policies - including hits on pensioners' wallets - that proved unpopular with voters. Read More »

Afghans mourn more than 90 dead in Kabul bomb

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No armed group has yet claimed responsibility . "I wish the injured the speediest possible recovery", the telegram of condolences reads. Germany said it had postponed a scheduled deportation flight of rejected Afghan asylum seekers after the attack. Read More »

Comey's testimony to put uncomfortable spotlight on Trump

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By the end of it, King said they would have to provide a legal answer why they couldn't answer the questions. Former FBI chief James Comey is to tell Congress President Donald Trump wanted a "patronage relationship" and that he asked for his "loyalty". Read More »

IS claims Iran parliament attack

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It was an hours-long siege at the legislature that ended with four attackers dead. Equipped with AK-47 assault rifles, handguns and suicide vests, the gunmen killed security guards and ordinary people before holding people hostage in the upper floors of the building. Read More »