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Police release first photos of fake explosive belts in London attack

The Metropolitan police officer leading the investigation said the use of belts that were later established as fake was a tactic he had not seen before in the United Kingdom. After his payment was declined, Butt and his two accomplices rented a smaller van. Large trucks have been used in past ramming attacks in Europe and have caused higher numbers of casualties. Read More »

May says she will form new British government

He argued that the party remained relevant as "the guard dog of Brexit ". On Twitter, Siegfried Muresan, spokesman for the European Parliament's largest grouping, the European People's Party, said, "EU did not want #Brexit, but has been prepared to negotiate it since a year ago". Read More »

UK Conservatives, DUP Deal to Involve Only Big Issues - Defense Secretary

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If that plan becomes a reality, the DUP would not hold any ministerial posts, but provide support for the Conservative government, which would depend on DUP votes in order to hold on to power. But Mr Corbyn said: "There's a possibility of voting the Queen's Speech down and we're going to push that all the way. Now let's get to work". But the Sunday Times said Mr Johnson had been pressed by five Cabinet colleagues to oust Mrs May. Read More »

More terrorists detained — Iran`s Intelligence Ministry

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The individual who had commanded the terrorist attacks and had left the country was killed by the forces of the Intelligence Ministry and other friendly intelligence services on Saturday, the minister said . The twin attacks were simultaneously carried out at around 10.30 a.m. Both Iran and the Syrian government portray the Syrian war as a conflict against Western- and Gulf-sponsored terrorism. Read More »

Former AG Lynch disputes Comey charge she downplayed Hillary probe

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They all reported the FBI has an investigation open. Tucker said Comey has been inconsistent by making untrue statements that echoed the Clinton campaign's talking points, and then refusing to publicly say the truth about President Donald Trump not being under FBI investigation related to the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

Macron Explains Prolonged Handshake With Trump

But Macron, France's 39-year-old political wunderkind, appeared to be ready for him when they met for lunch at the U.S. embassy in Brussels ahead of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit. He faces his next diplomatic test on Monday, when he will host Putin at the palace of Versailles outside Paris. He was elected as President earlier this month, in an emphatic victory over far-right candidate Marine Le Pen . Read More »

Theresa May's leadership on the line as Conservative Party recriminations continue

May called the election in April in an attempt to extend her majority and strengthen her Brexit-negotiating position, but her gamble backfired spectacularly, triggering fresh concern for the financial sector and businesses. European Union budget commissioner Guenther Oettinger, meanwhile, warned that May was now likely to be a "weak" negotiating partner, which could also be bad for Europe. Read More »

Northern Ireland party agrees to May's minority government

May's office said Saturday that the Democratic Unionist Party , which has 10 seats in Parliament, had agreed to a "confidence and supply" arrangement with the government. "She has been found out, she should be ashamed", he said. "I think that so long as she does do that and provides that coalition then she should remain leader and prime minister". Read More »

No appetite among UK Conservatives to oust PM May - key lawmaker

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By teaming up with the Irish Democratic Unionist Party , Theresa May could still hang on as leader, but she will be seen by her own party as having thrown away their best chance of a landslide victory in almost three decades. " Time for everyone to regroup". Brenda Kershaw, a lifelong Conservative voter, was exasperated at the prime minister's performance, calling her "wooden" and "controlling". Read More »

British PM Now Says DUP Talks Ongoing, No Support Deal Yet

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The 10 DUP MPs could prove crucial in supporting the Conservatives on key votes after Mrs May was left eight seats short of an overall majority in the general election. "We will of course act in the in the national interest and do what is right for the whole of the United Kingdom", she said. The resignations of Timothy and Hill, on whom May had been heavily reliant since her previous job at the interior ministry, will be a personal blow. Read More »

Turkey seeks end to Qatar crisis by end of Ramadan

Saudi Arabia has sealed Qatar's only land border, through which it had imported most of its food. Gabriel said in comments published on Saturday that there was still an opportunity for Qatar and the leading members of the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council to defuse tensions, otherwise, he said, the threat of war between them loomed large. Read More »

Accusations Fly After Attacks on Tehran

Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif dismissed what he called the "repugnant White House statement". Iran said that the five Iranians who killed 17 people in twin attacks in Tehran were Islamic State group members who had been to its strongholds in Iraq and Syria . Read More »

UAE Ambassador to US Urges Qatar Re-Examine Regional Policies

Bahrain and Egypt severed relations with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of supporting Islamist militants and their arch-adversary Iran - allegations Qatar says are baseless. In an apparent escalation of the crisis, staff at Al Jazeera , Qatar's influential satellite television news channel which often infuriates the rulers of the Arab world, said its computer systems had come under cyber attack. Read More »

London Bridge terrorists may have had siege plans

The police said they have questioned 262 witnesses from 19 countries - of which 78 are classed as "significant" - but they believe there are more people with information and have urged them to come forward. Officers searching the house found an English-language copy of the Quran "opened at a page describing martyrdom", as well as bottles "smelling of petrol" and "a bottle of lighter fluid". Read More »

Philippines' Duterte not aware of US support against Islamists in Marawi

Alvarez said the Supreme Court had no jurisdiction over Congress and could not order a co-equal branch of government to convene for a joint session, as two petitions are seeking. They claimed that the siege in Marawi is not rebellion or invasion, but rather an "armed resistance by the Maute Group to shield Hapilon from capture, not to overrun Marawi and remove its allegiance from the Republic". Read More »

Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar creates flutter at her residence

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Deepa , who floated "Amma Deepa Peravai " recently, also claimed that she and her brother Deepak were the late AIADMK leader's blood relations and that her Poes Garden residence in the city belonged to them. He said that Jayalalitha bequeathed her property to Deepa and him and only the duo can stake a claim over it. It is understood that Deepak had asked her to come to Poes Garden but apparently changed his mind when he saw Deepa's husband accompanying her. Read More »

U.S. urges Saudi allies to ease Qatar blockade

Commenting on US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's call for easing the blockade on Qatar, President Erdogan said "I say it should be lifted completely". "Do we take the easy road or do we finally take a hard but necessary action? It's long standing. We are committed to it". "There are humanitarian consequences to this blockade". Read More »

Qatar crisis grows as Arab nations draw up terror sanctions list

Qatar has dismissed as "baseless" a terrorism blacklist published by Saudi Arabia and its allies which linked individuals and organisations in Doha to support for Islamist militant groups. This was Trump's longest explanation of his stance on the diplomatic freeze-out of Qatar, clarifying an initial picture given by a series of tweets earlier in the week that seemed to indicate support of the decision to isolate the nation. Read More »

DUP agrees to principles of 'confidence and supply' deal with Tories

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However, pressure is growing among Tory MPs for the foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, to challenge May for the leadership. The Opposition Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has also said that his party is waiting in the wings to take charge after he defied pollsters? predictions by gaining 30 seats in Thursdays election, leaving a hung Parliament. Read More »

Philippine marines killed in fighting with militants

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It's the biggest single-day loss for government troops since they began fighting militants allied with the Islamic State group who seized Marawi on May 13 and are still occupying parts of the city. "It instead primed up our determination to continue our prudent advances to neutralize the enemy, save the innocent lives trapped in the fight, and set the conditions for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Marawi ". Read More »