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Muslim Council of Britain calls London attack violent manifestation of Islamophobia


He has been taken to hospital as a precaution and will also undergo a mental health assessment. People had been attending mosques in the area as part of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan . The London Ambulance Service said it had sent "a number of resources" to the scene. His attack killed five people. British Prime Minister Theresa May said her thoughts were with the victims of "this bad incident". Read More »

Key developments in Minnesota officer's manslaughter trial

FILE - In this July 25, 2016, file photo, a memorial including a photo of Philando Castile adorns the gate to the governor's residence in St. Paul, Minn., protesting the July 6, 2016 shooting death of Castile by St. For the second-degree manslaughter charge, jurors will decide whether there was "culpable negligence" in Yanez's conduct and if he created "an unreasonable risk" and caused "death or great bodily harm" to Castile. Read More »

One dead, 10 hurt in new London attack

A vehicle struck pedestrians near a mosque in north London . The attack took place just after midnight outside the Muslim Welfare House , which houses a mosque , on the Seven Sisters Road in the northern part of the city. Police said a suspect was quickly and calmly turned over to the police, and that no one else was found in the van. Police are treating the incident as a terrorist attack . Read More »

May faces leadership challenge if she softens Brexit


Several Conservative and other leaders have cautioned against the coalition since it would compromise London's neutral position between the contending groups in Northern Ireland - the Republicans and Unionists - and adversely hit the Good Friday Agreement. Read More »

Special counsel investigating business dealings of Jared Kushner


Federal investigators are looking into meetings Kushner held in December with Russia's ambassador and a banker from Moscow, CBS News previously reported. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has hired a lawyer known for defending government officials in high-profile investigations to help him with probes into whether there were ties between the election campaign of U.S. Read More »

London crash: What we know so far


British Prime Theresa man said British authorities are treating the attack as "potential terrorist attack ". Counter-terrorism officials said the driver targeted people who were assisting a man who had collapsed outside the mosque , who later died at the scene, adding that "any causative link between his death and the attack will form part of our investigation". Read More »

May pledges support for fire victims after met by angry protesters


Commander Stuart Cundy, a spokesman for London's Metropolitan Police, also cautioned there may have been people in the tower that police are not aware of, which would add to the death toll. "There's a need for the public to hear you say in words of one syllable: 'Something bad has happened; something has gone badly wrong". Elizabeth said that during recent visits to meet victims she had been struck by the inclination of people to offer comfort and support to those in need. Read More »

Trump attorney says president not under investigation in Russia probe

Trump attorney Jay Sekulow insisted on Sunday's Meet the Press that "the president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction [of justice]", and that the reason he tweeted otherwise was not because he knew he was under investigation , as one might expect a president would, but because he had read a news report saying that he was. Read More »

Qatar won't cut gas to UAE, Qatar Petroleum CEO says


According to "the New Arab ", Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has now urged its counterparts in the Gulf to increase its severing of diplomatic ties with Qatar by increasing its boycott to Ankara until it halts its support for Qatar. Cavusoglu said he told the Saudi king that "it would be useful now to soften the conditions" against Qatar. By contrast, there are still no diplomatic relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia; all that can be said at this stage is that behind-the-scenes diplomatic ... Read More »

EU extends Russia sanctions over Crimea for a year


The EU has blocked the import of products from Crimea and halted any European investment or real estate purchases and prevents cruise ships from stopping in Crimea. Moscow has repeatedly denied meddling in the conflict in eastern Ukraine.Over 90 percent of Crimea's residents voted in favor of the reunification in a referendum, the results of which have not been recognized by Ukraine, Brussels and Washington. Read More »

Many hurt as vehicle rams pedestrians in North London


Police say the situation is fluid and declined to comment further. He called the incident a "horrific terrorist attack ". "This is being treated as a terrorist attack", Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu told reporters. Read More »

Turkish troops hold exercises in Qatar in show of support


Prior to the diplomatic row, Qatari nationals could travel visa-free between Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain. The exercises convey U.S. "The blockade has been ongoing for two weeks and the blockading nations have offered no formula for resolving the crisis", Sheikh Saif Bin Ahmed al-Thani, Director of Qatar's Government Communications Office, said in a statement on Monday. Read More »

Van hits pedestrians in London; 'number of casualties' reported


Police are investigating the crash as a potential terrorist incident. In one video, a group of men are seen holding the suspect to the ground as they call for the police. People were badly injured. The van driver tried to escape but people grabbed him. "He did not say anything". Travellers who did with to use the station were being told to use the Station Place entrance, and not the Seven Sisters Road entrance, which was closed. Read More »

Mali security minister: 4 jihadis killed in resort attack

The landlocked west African country has been in the throes of a violent jihadist insurgency for several years, with several attacks being reported from the north and west of the country. Of the 36 people who escaped unharmed, there were 13 French citizens, 14 Malians, and also Spanish, Dutch, Egyptian and Kenyan nationals, Traore said. Read More »

Qatar hits out at neighbours as Arab rift enters third week


US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson later intervened in the dispute between the Gulf States and Qatar , which hosts a major US Air Force Base at Al Udeid. According to the agency's latest report, there have yet to be supply disruptions, but exporters of Qatar's crude, condensate, and liquefied natural gas have already faced some logistical problems. Read More »

2 people dead as gunmen attack Mali tourist resort


Security minister Salif Traore said 20 hostages were freed after an operation by special forces, which have surrounded the resort. This is published unedited from the ANI feed . Mali authorities say suspected jihadists launched an attack Sunday on a hotel resort in Mali's capital, taking hostages at a spot popular with foreigners on the weekends. Read More »

Led coalition downs Syrian warplane in 'self-defense'

And the USA has made it clear that we will protect our allies in the region in the fight against terrorism. The coalition shot down a Syrian plane in self-defense after a regime SU-22 dropped bombs near SDF forces, the statement said. "The coalition does not seek to fight Syrian regime, Russian or pro-regime forces partnered with them, but will not hesitate to defend coalition or partner forces from any threat". Read More »

SNP MSP: Indyref2 plans cost party 'a lot of votes'

She said: "I'm disappointed at the SNP losses but I'm pleased that we've won the election". Nicola Sturgeon's demand for a second independence referendum after the Brexit vote was poorly timed and did not go down well in some parts of the country. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo tax evasion: Portugal star hints at leaving Real Madrid

The European champions are preparing for their Confederations Cup opener on Sunday against Mexico at Kazan Arena. Have the team's issues from the Copa America Centenario been banished? The late drama took much of the focus away from Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo who, apart from the assist for Ricardo Quaresma's opener, failed to inspire his side. Read More »

Saudi-Turkish ties strained due to different policies toward Qatar

There may be room for a further, moderate rebound after state-owned Qatargas said at the weekend it had signed an agreement with Shell for delivery of up to 1.1 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas per year for five years - a sign that Qatar's core LNG business is operating largely as normal despite the sanctions. Read More »

Van Hits Worshippers At North London Mosque


At this stage there are no reports of any persons having suffered any knife injuries. Harun Khan , the Muslim Council of Britain's secretary general, released a statement on the attack , sending his prayers to victims. "So if the victim is Muslim , but the perpetrator is not Muslim, that means it can't be terrorists in the eyes of the mainstream media?" It drove into a crowd of worshippers helping an elderly man who had taken ill. Read More »

Almost half of voters opposed to deal between Theresa May and DUP

The delegation of the Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ) included DUP leader Arlene Foster and Simon Hamilton, a key DUP figure, who served as the economy minister in the Northern Ireland Executive from 2016 until its collapse in January 2017, while Sinn Fein were represented by Michelle O'Neill, Michelle Gildernew, Gerry Adams and Mary Lou McDonald. Read More »