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3rd London Bridge attacker named as Youssef Zaghba

Zaghba may have been stopped at Bologna airport previous year with a one-way ticket to Istanbul with just a backpack, passport and mobile phone on him. The probe continued but was moved into "the lower echelons of investigations". Police said Tuesday he lived in east London and that his family has been notified, adding that he was not a "subject of interest" to police or the intelligence services. Read More »

Moscow: 'Zero' proof Russian hackers involved in Qatar crisis

It said that Trump, in a later call with Abu Dhabi's crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahayan, called for unity among Gulf Arabs "but never at the expense of eliminating funding for radical extremism or defeating terrorism". Turkey will send warplanes and warships to Qatar after an initial deployment of troops to a Turkish base there, the mass-circulation Hurriyet newspaper said on its website. Read More »

Two suspects arrested for Tehran terror attack

On Thursday, Iran's Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavai said investigators were working to determine whether Saudi Arabia had a role Wednesday's attacks but said it was too soon to say if that was the case. Arab separatists are active in Iran's southern city of Ahvaz, where they killed two policemen three weeks ago. "We express our condolences to the victims and their families, and send our thoughts and prayers to the people of Iran", she added. Read More »

Theresa May Strikes a Deal Following General Election Shock

With 649 of 650 seats in the House of Commons declared, the Conservatives had 318 to the Labour Party's 261. Whatever the outcome, the options look nothing like the "strong and stable" government May promised when she called the snap election in mid-April. Read More »

Trump Says He Backed Saudi-Led Diplomatic Isolation of Qatar

Tillerson is also calling on Qatar to address the concerns of other Arab nations. The attacks come amid already heightened tensions in the Middle East, as Saudi Arabia and other Arab states moved to isolate Qatar this week over the Gulf state's alleged support for Islamist radicals in the region and its ties with Iran. Read More »

Trump punches back, accuses Comey of lying to Congress

And those inclined to see Comey as a clever bureaucratic player got to hear him tell of how he got a friend to leak a story about his written meeting memos. The testimony reached more than political junkies. According to USA Today , an official statement issued by Donald Trump's lawyer attempted to turn the tables on Comey, suggesting he was in the wrong for "unauthorized disclosures" of private conversations he had with Trump. Read More »

Putin dismisses United States claims about Trump, Russia and elections

Could President Donald Trump keep Comey from testifying to lawmakers about their private conversations? In an interview with CBS News' " Face the Nation ", Warner, D-Virginia, also said that "no matter what you thought about Jim Comey, the fact that the president disparaged him with comments in front of the Russians is just unacceptable". Read More »

Trump Responds To Comey Testimony On Twitter

For almost 48 hours, the president maintained Twitter silence, causing surprised followers like me to wonder if he had dozed off or worse. The president insists Mr Comey lied in parts of his testimony . The Times ran a story about the memo contents later that day. Was that a "leak", as Trump calls it? Trump's aides have dodged questions about whether conversations relevant to the Russian Federation investigation have been recorded, and so did the president, in series of teases. Read More »

Welcome Back Qatar, Tillerson Says


US President Donald Trump , who tweeted Tuesday about Qatar funding extremists, called Qatari ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Wednesday and offered to host leaders at the White House to resolve the crisis. Central Command and home to some 10,000 American troops, as NPR's Scott Horsley has reported . The statement added that Qatar does not support terrorist groups. Read More »

John McCain Offers Batty Explanation for His Baffling Comey Questioning


Comey - President Comey. case of President Trump". It initially appeared as though the Republican senator from Arizona was conflating two separate investigations - one into Clinton's use of a private email server as former Secretary of State, and one into the Trump campaign's ties to the Russian government. Read More »

A 'weak' UK negotiating partner 'bad' for Brexit talks, EU's Oettinger says

The negotiations will not just be about agriculture, they will be about the overall economy", Matthews said. "Do your best to avoid a "no deal" as result of "no negotiations". European Union farm and food businesses may pay a big price for Brexit if new trade barriers pop up and dim the British appetite for products like Irish cheddar, French wine and Danish bacon, experts and advocates warn. Read More »

British police announce new arrest linked to London Bridge attack


During the attack , seven people were killed and dozens more were wounded. "A person going to Turkey with a backpack aroused some suspicion, also because he told the agent who checked him that he wanted to go and be a terrorist, then he corrected himself", Bologna prosecutor Giuseppe Amato told broadcaster Radio24. Read More »

Theresa May says she'll stick to Brexit timetable

With 649 of 650 seats declared, the Conservatives had won 318 seats and Labour 261 followed by the pro-independence Scottish National Party on 34. 'With a weak negotiating partner, there's a danger that the negotiations will turn out badly for both sides'. "Yet another own goal, after Cameron now May, will make already complex negotiations even more complicated", tweeted Guy Verhofstadt, the former Belgian premier who is the European Parliament's point man for the Brexit process. Read More »

Erdogan criticises Qatar sanction, wants stronger ties


Saudi Arabia , the UAE , Egypt and Bahrain are among seven states that have cut diplomatic ties and many major transport links with Qatar, a gas-rich emirate on the Saudi border. A total of 150 troops have already been stationed at the base, according to Turkey's Hurriyet newspaper. "We will suffer serious harm if we do", Ozulker said. Read More »

Tehran: Attackers Were Iranian and Fought With ISIS

An Iranian news report says that Tehran is investigating the potential role of Saudi Arabia in Wednesday's deadly dual militant attacks in Tehran . They entered Iran previous year under the command of Abu Aisha al-Kurdi, a ringleader of the ISIS terrorist group to carry out terror attacks in Iran's religious cities, according to the ministry. Read More »

Trump Doesn't Have 110M Social Media Followers

It's not just inside-the-Beltway Republicans who are grumbling about President Trump's Twitter use. That Twitter is the authentic Trump, the one not lawyered up and filtered down. Which is good for journalism and bad for Trump's White House staff. Additionally, the poll was taken before Trump sent out a bevvy of tweets defending his controversial travel ban , which may now trip up the executive order's chances of passing Supreme Court muster. Read More »

British PM May says will govern with "friends" for successful Brexit deal


Until the final results become clear, it is hard to predict which party might end up leading the next government and steering Britain into the Brexit talks. "Instead of strong and stable leadership we witness chaos and uncertainty", he said, mocking May's campaign slogan. The election's biggest victor was Corbyn, who confounded expectations that his left-wing views made him electorally toxic. Read More »

Police Have Arrested Another Suspect in Connection With the London Bridge Attack


Eight people were killed and dozens wounded. The three attackers were shot dead at the scene by police. British police on Tuesday named the third London Bridge attacker as an Italian national of Moroccan descent, and Itali. The Metropolitan Police said all of the 15 victims now in critical care had been identified, as public appeals continued for several people who have not been located since the attack. Read More »

Theresa May FINALLY says she's SORRY after general election shock

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will form a government after a disaster election that cost her party its majority. "The country needs a period of stability and whatever the results are the Conservative Party will ensure we fulfil our duty in ensuring that stability so that we can all, as one country, go forward together", she said . Read More »

Sen. McCain: Diamondbacks to blame for confusing questions to Comey


McCain's questioning came at the end of a almost three-hour hearing. Comey also called other explanations of his decision to make his conclusions on Clinton public "nonsense", referencing press reports that a fabricated document - which he knew to be fake at the time - influenced his thinking. Read More »

President Trump Willing To Testify Under Oath On Comey

The president said that he never asked the former FBI chief for a pledge of loyalty and never told him he hoped the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn would go away. "Whether it rises to criminality, I think there's significant doubts about whether it rises to that level", he said. Dianne Feinstein of California asked, "Why didn't you stop and say, 'Mr". Read More »