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UK election: Britain goes to the polls


According to YouGov, the Tories could lose up to 28 seats, and also their majority in parliament. Five other opinion polls are expected to be published later on Wednesday, including one by Survation which estimated the Conservatives' lead stood at just one percentage point in its last two polls. Read More »

Dozens dead after gunman torches Philippine casino


He said the man made off with chips worth about 130 million pesos, or roughly $2.6 million. The injuries of survivors spoke to the terror inside the casino, with many breaking windows and jumping from the second floor to escape the fire and smoke. Read More »

After Hamas decade, Gaza short on freedom, jobs, electricity

The question is whether it can work, and whether Hamas can afford to cold-shoulder Qatar. Qatar has also served as the headquarters of Hamas's diaspora leadership, hosting a number of its most senior leaders including, former Hamas politburo chairman Khaled Mashaal and his aides. Read More »

Polls open for British snap election ahead of Brexit talks


Britain voted Thursday in an election that started out as an attempt by Prime Minister Theresa May to increase her party's majority in Parliament ahead of Brexit negotiations but was upended by terror attacks in Manchester and London during the campaign's closing days. Read More »

Qatar's sympathisers could face up to 15 years of prison


Separately, the Pentagon thanked Qatar for hosting the largest USA air force base in the Middle East. If accurate, the allegations would indicate Russian efforts to undermine United States foreign policy, building on USA intelligence concerns that Russian hackers attempted to influence last year's presidential election, won by Trump . Read More »

17th Suspect Arrested in Connection With Manchester Bombing

Police investigating the Manchester bombing freed three more people without charge, including the bomber's brother, and released more photos Tuesday as they worked to reconstruct the killer's final movements. Two of Salman Abedi's cousins, Isaac Forjani, 24, and Abz Forjani, 21, both from Fallowfield, were among those released last week. The arrest on Friday night came after police officers seized a white Nissan Micra in Rusholme which they said could provide a "significant development" in ... Read More »

UK: Johnson rules out cancelling Trump's state visit

After the attack, Trump criticized Khan's tweet saying there is "no reason to be alarmed" over the increased police presence in London , erroneously suggesting Khan had meant there was no reason for alarm about terrorism itself. "And we, as a society, especially as Americans, better do something about it". Mr Trump tweeted on Sunday, 12 hours after the attack: "At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is "no reason to be alarmed!" "State visits ... Read More »

South Korea's Suspension of THAAD Could Be Good for Airline Stocks


Roh Jae-cheon added that the North's test appeared to be aimed at "demonstrating its anti-ship precision-strike ability in connection with joint maritime drills involving US aircraft carrier strike groups". Any North Korean tests using ballistic missile technology are banned by United Nations resolutions. The sophisticated X-band radar associated with the THAAD installation is able to peer deep inside the Chinese mainland and provide advanced warning of any missile launches. Read More »

RNC Tries To Spin Comey Testimony: This Proves Trump Right!

It's been a month of extraordinary drama since President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey , rife with leaked details of private memos detailing awkward interactions with the president and the rare appointment of a special counsel to alleviate concerns of White House interference in an ongoing investigation. Read More »

Sean Spicer: Trump's tweets are considered 'official statements' by the White House

He did make it clear at a campaign rally in August when he asked the audience: "You know who says don't use Twitter? ". "There's just no gain in doing it". "There's nothing wrong with the tweeting", he said , but a backstop would be smart. "It would most likely be outside the White House". Normally, we'd wonder how the president feels about that - but hey, this is Trump. Read More »

Arsenal start summer business by signing Sead Kolasinac


While it certainly is too early to be too confident, the initial signs seem good considering that the Gunners have already signed the best left-back in the Bundesliga and credible sources like Sky stating that Arsenal are indeed offering big money for top-quality players. Read More »

Middle Eastern countries terminate diplomatic relations with Qatar

According to Jordan's government spokesman Mohammed al-Momani, the Jordanian government has also revoked the license of Al Jazeera , preventing the network from operating in Jordan. The west African nation of Mauritania said shortly thereafter that it was also following suit, claiming that Qatar's tolerance towards extremism had "resulted in heavy losses to human life in these Arab countries, in Europe and throughout the world". Read More »

Mexican prison riot brought under control, 7 dead


The gunfire continued into the morning at the prison, which has been one of Mexico's most troubled. Four people were killed and six were injured on Tuesday in a riot in a prison in the Mexican city of Victoria in the drug gang-ravaged state of Tamaulipas on the US border, authorities said. Read More »

How the suspected NSA leaker Reality Leigh Winner was caught


Russian hackers attacked at least one US voting software supplier days before the 2016 presidential election, acco. So, who is she? "She believes in always doing what's right". She is an Air Force veteran with no criminal convictions. Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Justin Garrick said in an affidavit that victor admitted she copied a classified report containing top-secret information and mailed it to an online news organization. Read More »

Kuwait emir holds talks in UAE over Qatar crisis

They accuse Qatar of supporting armed groups and their regional rival, Iran . Qatar vehemently denies any such backing. The United Arab Emirates tightened the squeeze on fellow Gulf state Qatar yesterday, threatening anyone publishing expressions of sympathy towards Doha with up to 15 years in prison and barring entry to Qataris. Read More »

Madhya Pradesh Violence: Rahul Gandhi detained near Neemuch border, released


Gandhi neared the barricades and jumped over one of them but could only go 50 metres into Mandsaur before a swarm of police personnel surrounded him and detained him. Singh's admittance comes after Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led MP government's repeated denial to claims that the farmers died in police firing. Superintendent of Police Om Prakash Tripathi, who has been transferred in the wake of the firing in the district that left five farmers dead, said the cases have been filed in connection ... Read More »

Saudi finance minister says 'brother state' Qatar must act to end crisis


Bahrain , Saudi Arabia , Egypt , the UAE and several other countries cut their ties with Doha on Monday, accusing it of supporting armed groups and their arch-foe Iran - charges Qatar says are baseless. On Wednesday, the UAE suggested it may put an embargo in place against Qatar. That was enough, it seemed, to persuade Qatar the US wasn't abandoning its strategic partner. Read More »

Third London attacker was Moroccan-Italian: Italy intelligence source


The three, who were wearing fake suicide vests, were shot dead late Saturday after ramming a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then slashing and stabbing people in nearby Borough Market . The Islamic State terror group has claimed the rampage, which sparked fears that Britain is in the grip of a spate of copycat incidents. Butt appeared in a Channel 4 documentary called The Jihadis Next Door previous year. Read More »

Iran rejects Trump's comments on Tehran attacks

The intelligence ministry said there had been a third "terrorist" team that was neutralised before the attacks started. "The terrorists were on the payroll of Saudi Arabia", he insisted. Extending his condolence and sympathy to Iranian nation and government, Guterres underlined that United Nations strongly and seriously denounces the attacks in Tehran. Read More »

United Kingdom to vote in general election


Most commentators thought that when the deadline for holding a national poll on the same day as the local elections passed it was a firm sign that Mrs May had decided against going to the country this year. Where do I go inside the polling station? You just need to tell polling staff your name and address. Read the instructions on the paper, and pick up the pencil provided (you can use your own if you've brought one along, or a pen). Read More »