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Man detained near Palace of Westminster in London

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Early reports suggest a man approached Parliament with a knife but was swiftly intercepted by Police. Friday's incident comes three months after a man barreled his vehicle into pedestrians on nearby Westminster Bridge, fatally injuring four people, and then charged into a Parliament courtyard where he stabbed a police officer to death. Read More »

Global Geo-political Series: US Senate overwhelmingly supports new sanctions on Russian Federation

However, the legislation also restricts the White House from easing sanctions without congressional approval, reports the Guardian. Yesterday, the U.S. The entire sanctions bill will likely pass the Senate by the end of the week; it's unclear whether or when the House would hear it. Adopted overwhelmingly as an amendment to an Iran sanctions bill, the measure targets Russia's cyber espionage entities, energy sector, financial interests, and the flow of Russian weaponry to war zones ... Read More »

Tillerson: PA to stop paying terrorists' families

The Palestinian Authority has long paid prisoners and their families, but the issue has become more prominent as Israel has pressed President Trump to demand Palestinians end the policy. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman expressed skepticism on Wednesday. There was also confusion about whether Tillerson was assured that payments to the terrorists and their families and widows would be stopped or just to the terrorists. Read More »

Tyson Foods lobbyist shot is expected to make full recovery

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Hospital officials said it is hard to predict how long the congressman will be in the hospital, but that he is expected to be able to walk and hopefully run after a period of rehabilitation. On the Senate floor, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks: "We are grateful for all those who stepped in to help: those practicing on the field, the first responders, and of course the Capitol Police Officers on the scene". Read More »

2nd LD: Protesters storm local town hall over London fire

Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy responded to fears that the number of dead could exceed 100 by saying: "I really hope it isn't". The death toll rose to 30 on Friday but authorities warned it would increase further, as fire crews picked their way through the wreckage of the building which was engulfed in flames in the early hours of Wednesday. Read More »

Cuba rejects new US policy, calls it 'archaic'

Global human rights groups say, however, that reinstating a USA policy of isolating the island could make the situation worse by empowering Cuban hardliners. "It has not led to greater freedom in Cuba ", the official said. Cuban Americans will still be able visit and send remittances to their families. The policy also allows Americans to continue patronizing state-run hotels and other businesses that are not directly linked with Cuba's military and state-security services. Read More »

Duncan's name on list found on shooter's body

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The hospital said Scalise was struck by a single rifle shot to the left hip that went through his pelvis, "fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding". She says she didn't know a lot about what her husband, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson , did between January and March because she was busy with her job at a tax firm. Read More »

Anti-Putin Protesters Have Started Wrapping Themselves in the Russian Flag

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Public rallies protesting against corruption took place in cities and towns across Russian Federation today. She adds that while the mood in the square had seemed peaceful earlier Monday, "the situation is changing very quickly" with "images streaming in of police and protesters pushing toward one another" as bystanders struggle to get out of the way. Read More »

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn welcomes back Owen Smith

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Owen Smith, MP for Pontypridd, was appointed shadow Northern Ireland secretary in an olive-branch move from the Labour leader who has been under pressure to bring his party's moderates back into the fold. Other appointments include Dawn Butler as shadow minister for diverse communities. Announcing the reshuffle, Mr Corbyn said: 'I am delighted to announce four appointments to fill shadow cabinet vacancies. Read More »

25 dead from forest fires in central Portugal

Secretary of State for the Interior Jorge Gomes said 57 people burned to death, mostly trapped in their cars engulfed by flames in the Leiria region. Numerous victims died as they tried to flee the fire northeast of Lisbon in their cars. Firefighters work to put out a forest fire near Bouca, in central Portugal . Read More »

Akala says the Grenfell Tower residents 'died because they were poor'

May, already under pressure after a botched snap election, is facing widespread criticism for her response to the blaze. "The bad news, I'm afraid, is lots of people died in the fire ". Londor Mayor Sadiq Khan also visited the area. Residents in other blocks with the same exterior cladding as Grenfell Tower were concerned, he wrote. "That's one of the most awful things I have ever seen", William said of the tower's blackened shell. Read More »

Palestinians deny IS claim it carried out deadly attack in Israel

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Hadas Malka , the 23-year-old Israeli border policewoman killed in a coordinated shooting and stabbing attack outside Jerusalem's Old City on Friday, will be laid to rest just after midnight on Saturday, as heartbroken friends, family, and Israeli officials paid tribute to the young woman's courage. Read More »

Jury deliberating in Minnesota police shooting trial

Paul suburb. Paulsen said Castile was paying attention and denied reaching for his gun. An attorney for Yanez told jurors Monday afternoon that his client was not to be blamed for the July 6 shooting. Paulsen also pointed out that Yanez was the only witness to testify that he smelled burnt marijuana. "We all know this is a sad case". Paulsen is assisting the Ramsey County attorney's office on the case. Read More »

France votes in final round of parliamentary elections

The vote comes just a month after the 39-year-old former banker became the youngest head of state in modern French history, promising to clean up French politics and revive the euro zone's second-biggest economy. "If he wins it all there will be no debate". Can Macron's new party win majority he needs? Candidates from the conservative party, The Republicans, are expected to form the largest opposition group, with 70-110 seats, according to pollsters, with other parties sharing the rest. Read More »

TADA Court Convicts Key Mastermind Of The 1993 Mumbai Blasts Case

The court held the accused guilty of charges related to involvement in criminal conspiracy and other charges of the TADA, Indian Penal Code, Explosive Substances Act and the Arms Act. November 4, 1993: Over 10,000 page-long primary charge sheet filed against 189 accused, including Dutt. Friday's verdict concluded the second leg of a trial that has dragged on for many years. Read More »

A hard Brexit looms large for Britain

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The deal with the DUP would not necessarily involve its support for such legislation, making the need for trying to achieve consensus beyond the Conservatives and the DUP, all the more important. "We find it very hard to envisage how we could remain in the single market". "The main concern is going to be that if there is a Conservative-DUP deal, then can the British government continue to play the role of a honest broker in the restoration of a Northern Ireland executive?" said Simon ... Read More »

Sen. Marco Rubio played a big roll in President Trump's Cuba rollback

But Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, whose leftist government is Cuba's main regional ally, slammed Trump's tightening of restrictions as an "offence" against Latin America. Cuba rejects Trump's criticism as "hostile" but seeks to maintain official ties even as USA rolls back some changes instituted by Obama. "This is a limitation on what we did, not a reversal of what we did", Rhodes said in an interview. Read More »

France begins second round of parliamentary election

Macron's centrist Republic on the Move (LREM) party is little more than a year old, yet pollsters project it will win as many as 75 to 80 percent of the seats in the 577-seat lower house. Macron's programme includes radical labour market reforms, measures to deepen European integration and an overhaul of the social security system. A party needs 289 seats to control the 577-seat National Assembly . Read More »

Hot and Muggy Day, Storms Arrive Tonight

Temps will reach the mid 80s to near 90 in spots, and it'll feel warmer due to the sky-high humidity. Showers are likely and thunderstorms are possible throughout much of the day on Monday as that cold front makes its way across the commonwealth, but our severe weather threat diminishes. Read More »