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White House to challenge court's travel ban block

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If that happens, the justices' vote on an emergency motion would signal whether the government is likely to win in the end. But, taken together, they said, the government's asserted national security interest does not outweigh the competing harm to people as a result of a likely Establishment Clause violation. Read More »

UK election: Polls open after attacks mar campaign

Ipsos Mori for the Evening Standard put the Tories on 44%, eight points clear of Labour on 36%, with the Liberal Democrats on 7%, Ukip 4%, and the Greens 2%. Failure by any party to win a majority will result in what is a called a hung parliament . Britain's Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron visits local voters at the campaign office in Carshalton southeast England while on the General Election Wednesday, June 7, 2017 . Read More »

De Mistura praises Russia's moves to ensure Syria ceasefire

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UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura estimated in August that more than 400,000 people had been killed in the Syrian crisis until then. He denied all claims that initiators of de-escalation zones will bring about Syria's division noting that these "provocative statements" are similar to those used in relation to the situation in Aleppo. Read More »

Comey claims his moment at hearing

Comey was delegated to brief Trump "on some personally sensitive aspects of the information assembled during the assessment" of the alleged Russian intervention in the U.S. He is a good guy. The early evidence of the Trump response team's work was demonstrated Wednesday, when some of the president's allies offered similar talking points to rebut the charge that the president improperly tried to shut down the Flynn investigation. Read More »

James Comey's testimony proves Trump obstructed justice, says senior legal analyst

Comey has finally publicly confirmed his private reports that the president was not under investigation in any Russian probe", Marc Kasowitz, Trump's attorney, said in a statement . Comey painted a vivid picture for senators of awkward encounters with Trump in seven pages of testimony. "Because we typically look for someone who is going to be independent, but also that that position is treated independently". Read More »

Trump's approval rating has fallen to a record low

Just 32% of voters said they do not believe the President did anything wrong, while 31% said they believe he did something illegal. President Donald Trump's approval rating fell to a new low on Wednesday, dropping from 37% to 34%, according to a new poll conducted by Quinnipiac University . Read More »

Trump not allowed to block users on Twitter - Lawyers

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From one point of view, then, Donald J. Trump , on his personal @realDonaldTrump account , is a Twitter user like any other: If he doesn't want to see you yelling at him on Twitter, he has the tools available to block you. "While [the letter] relates to our most prominent Twitter user, the principles we seek to vindicate apply to all public officials and public entities that use social media to conduct government business and allow the public to participate", Fallow said. Read More »

Authorities probe video of cops allegedly kicking bystander

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The 48-year-old man drove erratically up Tonnelle Ave. and got into a minor collision as he tried to drive between two lanes, prompting the pursuing officers to fire shots. On Twitter Wednesday, Fulop called the response "unacceptable" and said "We'll pursue termination + criminal charges as appropriate". His family told News 4 NY that he has severe burns and fractured ribs, and that he's going into surgery on Thursday. Read More »

Theresa May: Trump 'wrong' to attack London mayor

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On Monday afternoon, the White House insisted Mr Trump was not picking a fight with the mayor - but just raising an issue of national security. "You need to be about 9 years old in your social development to understand when your neighbor, friend, brother, sister - which is what the British are to us - have suffered a great tragedy, the only decent response is to say, 'I'm terribly sorry and how can I help'". Read More »

Iran declines to confirm Saudi hand in Tehran terror attacks

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The organization has already announced the number of the injured was 52. Iran's foreign minister on Thursday rejected Donald Trump's condolences for deadly attacks in Tehran , calling the US president's words repugnant. In this photo released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addresses a group of students in Tehran , Iran, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Read More »

Trump Tweets Said To Undercut Travel Order Pending Before Supreme Court

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A majority of Democrats (58%) view it as discriminatory against Muslims and 64% oppose the measure altogether, while 74% of Republicans view the ban as anti-terrorist and 77% support it. White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended Trump and said that president isn't concerned with what you call it. Conway said the outcome at the high court "is what actually matters". Read More »

Saudi Arabia Calls on Qatar to Stop Supporting Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood

Jordan has reduced its diplomatic status with Qatar , giving the Qatari Ambassador in Amman just 48 hours to leave the country, reported Al-Arabiya . The Chairman National Human Rights Committee of Qatar , Ali bin Smaikh Al-Marri, said that the 14-day term given to Qataris by those nations after breaking diplomatic ties with Doha on Monday contravenes worldwide norms and principles affecting Qataris. Read More »

Police increase patrols in Tehran after Iran terror attacks

Witnesses said the attackers were shooting from the fourth floor of the parliament building down at people in the streets below. Soon after the parliament attack, a suicide bomber and other assailants targeted the shrine located just outside the capital, Tehran , according to Iran's official state broadcaster. Read More »

Trump goes after London Mayor Sadiq Khan again after terror attack

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Cecillia Wang, the deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, quickly accused Trump of exploiting the situation. The Trump administration Thursday appealed to the Supreme Court to review and reinstate the travel ban, hoping the court will overturn lower-court rulings that have stalled the executive order from being implemented. Read More »

Cyclone Mora makes landfall in Bangladesh ‎

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Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar came to Bangladesh fleeing violence, but now many of their temporary homes have been destroyed. In the latest special bulletin, Bangladesh Meteorological Department said the severe cyclonic storm "Mora" moved northwards over North Bay and has started crossing Cox's Bazar-Chittagong coast near Kutubdia at 6:00 am. Read More »

Ex-FBI Boss Comey Heads To The Senate

Asked if Trump had acted appropriately, Republican Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr said: "I don't think that from what I've read there's anything of wrongdoing, but I will match that with his verbal testimony, and weight it against the evidence of our investigation to date". Read More »

Kaduna state orders the arrest of Arewa youths

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In the statement released by the forum, the governors called for the arrest of the youths, and said they were in touch with the heads of security agencies. The IGP has also directed all CPs to effect the arrest of any group or individual attempting to destabilise the peace of the country. The security agencies must be proactive and not allow the deed to be done before acting. Read More »

Claims for USA jobless benefits fall by 10000 to 245000

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Department of Labor said. "There is no sign of a pickup in the rate of layoffs". In the May 27th reporting week, the largest increase in claims was seen in California and Tennessee with the largest declines in MI and Vermont. The economy created 138,000 jobs in May, well below the average monthly 181,000 jobs gained over the prior 12 months. USD/JPY was at 110.16 from around 110.17 ahead of the release of the data, EUR/USD was trading at 1.1235 from around 1.1231 earlier, while GBP/USD ... Read More »

Brazil awaits verdict on donations that could strip Temer of presidency

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Military Police stand guard in front of a banner with text written in Portuguese that reads "Free Motherland" outside the headquarters building of the Superior Electoral Court , in Brasilia , Brazil, Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Brazil President Michel Temer has received a list of 84 question from the country's Federal Police, and he has 24 hours to answer them. The electoral court had been expected to blame Rousseff and let off Temer, but that is now unlikely due to recent plea-bargain ... Read More »

Iran says Tehran attackers had been to IS bastions Mosul, Raqa

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Trump said the USA would "grieve and pray" for the victims, but added: "We underscore that states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote". He led the 1979 Islamic revolution that toppled the Western-backed shah and became Iran's first supreme leader. Yet Tehran has been active in the fight against Islamic State, another stated priority of the administration. Read More »

Iran minister rejects Trump's reaction to attacks as 'repugnant'

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. And (per Reuters ) the Iranian Revolutionary Guards are blaming Saudi Arabia . State TV reported four attackers are involved in the parliament attack, and said eight people were wounded. Read More »

Jordan Expels Qatari Ambassador, Trump Praises Cutting Ties

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Qatar is, indeed, a supporter of terrorist organizations, including those the United States has formally identified as such, including the Palestinian group Hamas , whose leader, Khalid Mashal, lives openly in the Gulf sheikhdom. troops and is a crucial hub in the fight against Islamic State group extremists in Syria and Iraq. No other United States president has made the kingdom their first foreign visit. Read More »

Trump goes after London mayor again after terror attack

Trump aimed criticism towards Khan via social networking site Twitter, and later backed up his statement and accused the London mayor of coming up with a " pathetic excuse". Pressed on whether President Trump would be welcome in London , Khan repeated calls for the state visit to the United Kingdom to be cancelled. A few minutes after his first tweet, he seemed to have had a re-think and opted for a more diplomatic tone instead, tweeting: Whatever the United States can do to help out ... Read More »