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Third London attacker was Moroccan-Italian: Italy investigative source


Police arrested several people and are widening their investigation after a series of attacks described as terrorism killed several people and injured more than 40 others in the heart of London on Saturday. The Italian authorities have told the media how Zaghba said he was "going to be a terrorist" but his mother insists that was a misunderstanding. His passport and cellphone were seized, but he got them back after a court determined there wasn't enough evidence to arrest him. Read More »

Trump's tweets "official statements of the President of the United States"

Even still, that means millions of actual people are watching as Trump uses his mobile phone to alienate allies, attack the free press, ignore hate crimes, and disseminate misinformation on a daily, and sometimes hourly basis. "He's in a mess and is blaming anyone around him - Sessions, ( White House Counsel Don) McGahn, you name it, depending on the day", the Trump adviser said. Read More »

Nervous times for May as Labour eats away at lead


But a bullish Mrs May told the audience she had the "balls" to call an election because she wanted a strong hand to negotiate Brexit and claimed a minority government led by Mr Corbyn would be propped up by the SNP. I could have stayed on and kept doing that job. Against the Bank of England's trade-weighted basket, which measures sterling's broader strength, the pound is now back where it was on 9 April, before May called the election. Read More »

A look at what a hung Parliament means for Britain

And I've just heard Nigel Farage, former leader of UKIP (which has been crushed) raise the possibility of a second European Union referendum. Political deadlock could derail negotiations with the other 27 European Union countries ahead of Britain's exit from the bloc, due in March 2019, before they even begin in earnest. Read More »

Qatar's foreign minister plans to visit Moscow on June 10

On June 5, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, as well as Yemen, the interim government of Libya, Mauritius and the Maldives announced that they severed diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism and extremist ideology, hostile policy and meddling in the affairs of the Arab states. Read More »

Baghdad rejects Kurds' move to press for independence unilaterally


In a meeting on Wednesday chaired by the Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani , political parties in Kurdistan elected to hold an independence referendum on Sep. Several rights organizations are warning that large numbers of civilians are being killed and injured in western Mosul because Iraqi and USA -backed coalition forces are relying on the use of heavy weapons. Read More »

What happens if there's a hung parliament?


While official results are some way off, exit polls suggest that May's Tories will get 314 seats in the House of Commons - 12 fewer than the minimum 326 to give a party an overall majority. The centre-left, pro-EU Lib Dems were having a mixed night. The attacks led to scrutiny over May's time as interior minister from 2010 to 2016, particularly since it emerged that some of the attackers had been known to police and security services. Read More »

Grenade attack on Indian envoy's residential compound in Kabul, all safe


The meeting, called the Kabul Process , drew representatives of 20 countries and global organizations, but it included no one from the Taliban or other insurgent groups. He said Taliban-sponsored terrorism is creating a platform that brings terrorists from all over the region to Afghanistan. "Global terror has targeted Afghanistan ..." Officials had previously put the number of dead at 90. Read More »

Business wants Trump to stick with Paris climate accord


Guterres said in that speech that "it would be very important for the USA not to leave the Paris agreement ". Almost 200 nations, including the US, agreed in 2015 to voluntarily reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was more blunt, telling reporters she emerged from meeting with Trump disappointed in his views on climate change. Read More »

India opposition leader Gandhi arrested amid farmers protest


The AAP said its leaders would meet the families of the victims to express solidarity. Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi , who was detained in M.P. Meanwhile, MP CM Shivraj Singh took to Twitter and assured that his government will continue to work for the welfare of farmers as long as he is alive. Read More »

United Kingdom election 2017: constituency-wise results

Yet if neither Labour or Conservative can make up the required 326 seats there will be no coalition and a fresh election would nearly certainly be called. The Prime Minister called what she thought would be a Brexit-focused election, but the issue was quickly overshadowed by security as two deadly terror attacks, in Manchester and London , struck during the campaign period. Read More »

European Union chief Juncker urges member states to boost defence spending


The European Commission has launched debate on what direction EU defense cooperation should take once Britain leaves in 2019. US President Donald Trump, who follows an "America First" policy, berated his European partners on military spending at a raucous North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels last month. Read More »

Qatar news agency hack ignites Arab rift

Saudi Arabia and the UAE listed scores of organizations in a 2014 spat with Qatar. Other reports earlier said food had started to disappear from the shelves of stores in Doha, the Qatari capital, immediately after Saudi Arabia - which provides above 90 percent of Qatar's food supplies - shut its borders with the country. Read More »

Gay Trump Supporters Denied Entry Into Charlotte Pride Parade


Oakland isn't on the list of participating cities on the Equality March for Unity and Pride's website . Cathy Martin, co-chair of the McDonald's PRIDE Network and vice president/general manager of McDonald's Baltimore Washington Region, said in a pess release that the fry boxes "are a fun way to show our support of the LGBTQ community using one of McDonald's most iconic and recognizable items; however, these fry boxes are "small potatoes" in the grand scheme of our commitment to ... Read More »

NY reps react to Comey testimony

The lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump denies that his client pressured Comey to drop any investigation or asked him to take a loyalty pledge. And as the investigation continues, the nation would be well-served to remember Comey's words: "This is about America". The top moment from the testimony came near the end when Sen. Read More »

Diplomatic efforts intensify to resolve Gulf dispute

Qatar is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council, a defense alliance between the Gulf states: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and UAE . Qatar's Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani on Friday described the blockade as a violation of global law and said there was an attempt to mobilise worldwide opinion against Qatar. Read More »

Conservatives Dealt Huge Blow in British Election


One party needs to win at least 326 to secure an overall majority. Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap United Kingdom general election in the hope of strengthening her hand in negotiations to take Britain out of the European Union . Read More »

Qatar row: Trump calls for 'unity' in Gulf


The United Arab Emirates has tightened the squeeze on fellow Gulf state Qatar by threatening anyone publishing expressions of sympathy towards it with up to 15 years in prison, and barring Qatari passport or resident visa holders entry. Support for Qatar came from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who criticised the sanctions and vowed to maintain and develop ties with Doha. Separately, the Pentagon thanked Qatar for hosting the largest USA air force base in the Middle East. Read More »

British shock - PM May's election gamble appears to backfire


Nigel Farage said tonight that if Jeremy Corbyn becomes Prime Minister, he will "have absolutely no choice" but to re-enter active politics. - But if Mrs May could not form a government or did not survive the motion of confidence, she would be expected to hand in her resignation to Queen Elizabeth II. Read More »

Former FBI director James Comey set to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee

Comey said that was up to special counsel Robert Mueller to decide. According to Comey , Trump pressured the FBI director during a February 14 Oval Office meeting to drop the investigation targeting Flynn. Comey allowed, under questioning from Sen. James E. Risch (R-Idaho), that Trump did not outright give him an order. "He did not direct you to let it go?" "That concerned me because that language tracked how the campaign was talking about the FBI's work and that's concerning", ... Read More »