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London police chief on UK attacks, resources and the evolving threat

The question remains how the men met and knew one another but police said Saturday they did not suspect a wider plot. Although Islamic State militants have claimed responsibility for the attack, Haydon said there was no evidence the attackers - Pakistani-born Briton Khuram Butt , Italian Youssef Zaghba and Rachid Redouane who had links to Libya, Morocco and Ireland - were directed by anyone else, either in Britain or overseas. Read More »

Damien Green promoted in Cabinet reshuffle

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The Former work and pensions secretary has been moved to the Cabinet Office - but crucially will also become the First Secretary of State. "Greg Clark has been confirmed as secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy", the Downing Street said in a statement. Read More »

North Korea fires what appears to be a ballistic missile towards Japan

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The missile, which was launched earlier in the day by North Korea , fell nearly 190 miles from Japan's Oki Islands in the Sea of Japan, Suga said Monday. The launch came hours after North Korean President Kim Jong Un supervised the test of a new anti-aircraft weapon, while ordering its mass production nationwide. Read More »

Qatar Group Plans to Pursue Damages Tied to Saudi-Led Blockade

Insisting that isolating Qatar would not resolve any regional problems, Erdoğan vowed that he would do everything in his power to help end the regional crisis. "These steps result in tearing up families, disrupting businesses and interrupting students' education across the region", the NHRC said on Thursday in a news conference in Doha . Read More »

Republican National Committee uses James Comey's testimony to plea for money

Coffey said not only was Comey's testimony not a "smoking gun", it actually "gave both sides ammunition". With Florida's Sen. Marco Rubio's line of questioning doing the president's bidding, Comey testified that the president was not personally under investigation for colluding with Russian Federation during the presidential elections. Read More »

Senators sound calls to release Comey 'tapes' as Trump attacks 'cowardly' leak

I mean think of it, I hardly know the man, it doesn't make sense. Key points such as whether Mr Trump implied Mr Comey would keep his job if the "cloud" of the Russian Federation probe lifted, or whether the president asked Mr Comey to drop the investigation into fired NSA Advisor Michael Flynn, remain one man's word against the other . Read More »

Labour missed 'open goal' against Theresa May, says MP

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May's Conservatives lost their parliamentary majority in Thursday's vote and need the support of the 10 MPs from Northern Ireland's DUP to have a majority. "I will now form a government", May said Friday after meeting with the queen. But as the campaign went on, as May grew stiffer and more prone to error, as her “strong and stable” tagline wore thin, a lot of people in the floating centre looked at Corbyn and thought: “Is he really that much worse?”. Read More »

Police say London attackers wore fake explosive belt

The van used in the London Bridge attacks. The intended truck was smaller but similar to the one used in the Nice attack a year ago that killed 86 people and injured hundreds in the resort town in the south of France. Cdr Haydon praised the courage of police and bystanders who tackled the killers, despite the apparent danger of the "explosives". At least eight persons were killed, 48 were injured and the killers were shot dead by the police. Read More »

Ten Philippine soldiers killed in military air strike

Many evacuees told Reuters they had received text messages warning of a bombing campaign. Gen. Restituto Padilla said in a news briefing Friday. "As in previous statements that we have released, the number may have [increased] ... Over the past few decades, several different nations have been described as the primary "magnet" for global jihadist fighters, attracting an influx of would-be recruits from across the planet. Read More »

What now for the U.S. under 'lying' Trump?

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The testimony of former FBI Director James Comey , delivered under oath , is the most damning revelation he made in his highly anticipated appearance in front of the U.S. "Knowing my father for 39 years when he " orders or tells" you to do something there is no ambiguity, you will know exactly what he means", he tweeted. Read More »

London police identify all three suspects in London Bridge attack

The mother of Youssef Zaghba, an Italian-Moroccan who was one of the terrorists involved in Saturday's London Bridge attack , said Wednesday that she knew her son has been radicalised by Islamist extremists. And, as NPR's Frank Langfitt reports , that means the issue of security promises to loom large for voters as they decide whether to bolster or erode Prime Minister Theresa May's base of support in Parliament. Read More »

Police name two London attakers

Dar, 18, said that Pakistani intelligence agents were interviewing relatives. Sadiq Khan told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he "really couldn't be bothered about what Donald Trump tweets". Transport for London (TFL) confirmed today that Butt worked for London Underground after an image surfaced that allegedly showed his working at the West Kensington subway station. Read More »

Three terror suspects arrested in east London armed raids

Five remain in custody, the police said. Three men have been arrested in London on suspicion of terrorism offences which police said were not related to the attack at the weekend. The eight victims have been named as 30-year-old Canadian national Chrissy Archibald, Australian Kirsty Boden, 28, Australian Sara Zelenak, 21, James McMullan, 32, from Hackney, London , French nationals 26-year-old Alexandre Pigeard, Xavier Thomas, 45, and chef Sebastien Belanger, 36, and Spanish national ... Read More »

Ariana Grande to return to Manchester after terror attack

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BBC have also confirmed that they will be broadcasting the whole show in BBC One after it was previously reported that they would cut off coverage at 9pm. In a statement on Twitter last week, referring to the attack, Grande wrote:"We won't let this divide us". Adding, "It was unsurprisingly met with remarkable demand for One Love Manchester tickets we had on sale this morning-140,000 fans were on the website and our call center was buzzing". Read More »

Theresa May announces she WILL form Government

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May said Friday she would be meeting with Queen Elizabeth II to form a government. In a short statement outside Downing Street after an audience with the Queen, May said she would join with her DUP "friends" to "get to work" on Brexit . Read More »

Iran says it has killed mastermind of twin Tehran attacks

Speaking at an open session of the parliament on Sunday, Larijani pointed to the US Senate's move to vote to proceed with a bill that would sanction Iran just hours after the Iranian capital suffered terrorist attacks , saying the US strategy is to undermine the country through targeting elements of its "dignity". Read More »

Bryan Robson urges Manchester United to make 'flair signings'

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Alvaro Morata has reportedly agreed to move from Real Madrid this summer and join Manchester United as both clubs are negotiating a fee. The 24-year-old is understood to want a move to United with a view of playing more regular first-team football after starting just 14 games last season for Real. Read More »

The US Joins The Fight Against Islamist Terrorists In The Philippines

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Since May 23, armed forces have been fighting Maute insurgents linked to IS who have besieged large swaths of the city of Marawi on the island of Mindanao. A 15-year-old boy was also killed by a stray bullet as he took part in Friday prayers at a mosque in Marawi as the skirmishes raged outside, an AFP video journalist said. Read More »

US, Turkey discuss Qatar row, Syria on phone call

President Donald Trump and its Arab neighbours that it supports terrorism. He said the blockade was "impairing U.S. and other global business activities in the region" and that the USA backed mediation efforts being pursued by Kuwait. He credited Qatar's emir with making progress in curbing financial support and expelling terrorists, but added: "He must do more, and he must do it more quickly". Read More »

London attackers wore fake bomb belts to instill 'maximum fear,' police say

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Officers have spoken to more than 300 witnesses of around 20 different nationalities during their investigation into last weekend's attack , which targeted people enjoying a Saturday night out. Investigators are still trying to establish how the three attackers met, but at present do not believe there was a wider plot surrounding the attacks . Read More »

Has Pakistan deployed troops in Qatar? Islamabad calls reports fabricated and baseless

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External affairs ministry said India is closely following the emerging situation in the region in the wake of the recent decision by Saudi Arabia and some other countries to break diplomatic relations with the State of Qatar. "We can not be glad about the situation, when relations between our partners are getting worse", Lavrov said, according to Russian state-run media. Read More »

Gulf Countries Assure Welfare Of Indians In Qatar Amid Crisis

We have to stop the funding of terrorism", said Trump . On Friday, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates escalated the dispute by issuing a blacklist of 59 individuals, including prominent Qatari politicians and businessman, and 12 organizations whom they claim are aiding terrorism. Read More »

Doubt over May's grip on power as talks with DUP continue

The Conservatives are now in discussions about a possible "supply and confidence" deal with the Democratic Unionist Party . But the party added: "Discussions will continue next week to work on the details and to reach agreement on arrangements for the new parliament". Read More »