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USA tests missile defence system

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The success of the test is a watershed moment for the U.S. military's effort to establish an effective - though limited - ground-based defence against ICBMs as the North ramps up its threats. The test comes after Pyongyang fired its ninth missile this year. The goal of having a reliable defense against long-range missiles has taken on added urgency with North Korea's vow to threaten the USA with a nuclear-armed missile. Read More »

Former FBI Director Comey Testifies About The Russia Investigation

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That's Bob Mueller's job to sort that out", Comey responded, referring to the newly appointed special counsel who has taken over the Justice Department's Russian Federation investigation. "My judgment was I need to get that out into the public square", Comey said. "I replied that he should give that careful thought because it might create a narrative that we were investigating him personally, which we weren't, and because it was very hard to prove a negative". Read More »

French President Emmanuel Macron urges Gulf heads to defuse crisis

The announcement comes after the UAE along with Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain severed diplomatic ties with Qatar alleging that Doha was supporting Iran and that Qatar was not committed to countering terrorism. Its Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah held talks with Saudi King Salman on Tuesday but there were no immediate signs of progress. Touching upon the formation of Arabic NATO, Amir-Abdollahian said it is more like a joke because recent experiences in the region, particularly ... Read More »

London attack: Who were the attackers?

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Italian national Youssef Zaghba , 22, identified as the third man shot dead by police officers during the attack on London is seen on right with Khuram Shazad Butt on left and Rachid Redouane. Transport for London has confirmed that Butt worked as trainee customer services assistant for six months past year. - Butt 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 »

Al-Jazeera says battling cyber attack

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Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera said Thursday that it was under a widescale cyber attack which had targeted "all systems", according to a statement released on social media by the broadcaster. Founded in 1996 as part of Qatar's efforts to turn its economic power into political influence, Al Jazeera won millions of viewers across the Arab world by offering uncensored debate rarely seen on other local broadcasters in the region. Read More »

Police ID victims, suspect in Utah shooting

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Utah police are still trying to understand the motive of a man who shot and killed a woman and her 6-year-old son before killing himself in a middle-class suburb of Salt Lake City . The woman who died and her sons had just left the boys' elementary school after the end of school when the events unfolded, said police Sgt. Jason Nielsen . Read More »

United Kingdom voters take to polls in general election

It's the most famous front door in the world, home to British prime ministers since 1735, and this week the focal point of Britain's snap general election . Electoral polls taken immediately after her having called the election seemed to vindicate the wisdom of her decision. In the light of the attacks on Manchester and London , Dunn believes there will be an impact. Read More »

Panama's former dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

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Noriega said his mother, a single woman, died when he was 4 after taking him to her home village in Darien Province near Panama's border with Colombia . Noriega's ignominious ouster by U.S. troops in December 1989 was a dramatic fall from power for a man who had risen through the ranks of Panama's military while working for the Central Intelligence Agency, to become de facto ruler of a country that hosts the strategic Panama Canal. Read More »

London police confirm eighth victim in deadly terrorist attack

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Alexandre Pigeard, 26, who was working in a French restaurant in Borough Market , has already been confirmed as being among the seven people killed in the attack . An investigative source told Reuters in Rome that Zaghba, who had a Moroccan father and Italian mother, had been stopped at Bologna airport in 2016 on suspicion of being on his way to Syria, and carrying material about Islamic extremism on an electronic device. Read More »

Trump Organization charged Eric Trump's cancer charity big bucks for golf events

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Charity experts told Forbes that the amount paid to the Trump Organization for a golf tournament fundraiser for St. Jude's "defy any reasonable cost". ( Forbes describes these replacement board members as people who "owed all or much of their livelihoods to the Trump Organization.") At that point, the Eric Trump Foundation stopped being a booster organization for St. Read More »

UK police name third man behind London terror attack

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Eight people were killed and 50 injured after three Islamist militants drove into pedestrians on London Bridge late on Saturday, then attacked revellers in nearby bars and restaurants with knives. He was born in Pakistan but brought up in the United Kingdom and was known to police and had been investigated in 2015. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said questions would need to be asked about what the police knew about Butt. Read More »

Third London attacker had been detained en route for Syria

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Zaghba's mother lives in the northern Italian city of Bologna and he had broken off relations with his Moroccan father, the source said, confirming a report on the website of newspaper Corriere della Sera . Redouane had not aroused any suspicions. He was a trainee customer services assistant with London Underground for less than six months, before leaving in October, according to a Transport for London spokesperson. Read More »

UN Secretary General cautions Israel over Palestine

This week, we're asking a couple of writers - an Israeli and a Palestinian - what the Six-Day War and its consequences have meant for them, today Israeli novelist, playwright and essayist A.B. Shlomo Swirski of the Adva Center, another NGO, estimates that Israel spent 15.2 billion USA dollars between 1988 and 2015 alone. This is why they call on each and every person, who has ever experienced any form of occupation to share their personal story through a video, post or picture posted ... Read More »

Korea Launches Scud-class Ballistic Missile

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In the event of war, they would bring danger to China and to Russian Federation as well. South Korea's JCS condemned the launch , calling it a clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions and warned Pyongyang to stop its provocations, which hinder the peace and security of the region. Read More »

Trey Gowdy Poised To Be New Oversight Committee Chairman

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The full House Republican conference is expected to confirm the choice next week. During the Obama administration, Gowdy was chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi and focused on what he described as failures of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the attack on the USA government buildings in Libya, in which Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed. Read More »

Wonder Woman 2: Patty Jenkins hasn't signed up yet

Sequels are, if not outright expected, certainly hoped for by studios. She also includes " Thank you " on her post in several different languages because of course she does. "Diana is very like me, so Patty just told me to be natural and let my own character come through". It's pretty much like the MCU which tends to change directors when they think someone else could do a better job. Read More »

Iran blasts Trump: Reaction to attacks is 'repugnant'

The US forces and their allies are now surrounded by Iran-backed forces, but it is believed that the US will win this battle. "We are focused on intelligence" gathering, he said. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP). Bolivian President Evo Morales expressed his country's solidarity with Iran. Iranians will not be intimidated by such attacks. Read More »

California woman who left daughter at zoo surrenders

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Her daughter was not harmed. Paramedics witnessed some of the incident. Both the girl and the boy, who was found with a babysitter in Oakland, are now in the care of Child Protective Services. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/2r2SAO8 ) Tuesday that two adults abandoned the child next to the zoo, near the intersection of Great Highway and Sloat Boulevard, and then drove away. Read More »

United Kingdom police arrest man in London Bridge attack investigation

The other two attackers were identified as Khurum Butt, a 27-year-old whose extremist views had been reported to police, and 30-year-old Rachid Redouane, also known as Rachid Elkhdar, a Moroccan pastry chef. Charisse O'Leary said: "I am deeply shocked, saddened and numbed by the actions of my ex-partner who has killed and injured so many innocent people". Read More »

N. Korea rejects latest UNSC resolution, vows to continue

Since Moon's May 10 inauguration, North Korea has test-fired three ballistic missiles in an apparent show of its resolve to expand its weapons arsenals to cope with what it calls US hostility. Meanwhile, Russian officials have also revealed in their statement that Kim Jong-un and his country is a direct threat to Russia. It also said the country "will not flinch from the road to build up nuclear forces" and vowed to continue to carry out ballistic missile launches "until the moment when ... Read More »

Italy police chief says conscience clear over Islamist attacker

Pakistani-born British citizen Butt and Rachid Redouane, who claimed to be Moroccan-Libyan, were named on Monday night as two of the terrorists who launched a murderous rampage around London Bridge and Borough Market on Saturday night. An intelligence official with direct knowledge of the situation said that the relative is an influential businessman in the Jhelum district of Punjab province. Read More »

ISIS kills more than 200 civilians

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Last Saturday, ISIS fighters killed at least 41 civilians in the same neighborhood as they were fleeing toward positions held by Iraqi security forces. "The victims of such awful crimes must not be forgotten", Zeid added. The Iraqi forces took control of eastern Mosul in January after 100 days of fighting, and launched the battle in the west on February 19. Read More »

Tiger keeper died of 'traumatic injuries', inquest told

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A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Police stated that officers received reports of a critical incident at the zoo at 11.15am. Ms King, from Hamerton, was described by her parents, Andrea and Peter King, as a "dedicated professional". Heming said. "This investigation will take some time to complete. Given this is a work place death, this will necessitate a jury inquest". The district council, which is responsible for issuing the zoo's licence, said: 'Both the police and the council are ... Read More »