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Even After Being Attacked, London Imam Responds To Violence With Peace

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London police chief Cressida Dick said the incident was "quite clearly an attack on Muslims" and promised a stepped-up police presence near mosques as the holy month of Ramadan draws to a close. "I would like to particularly thank our Imam Mohammed Mahmoud , whose bravery and courage helped calm the immediate situation after the incident and prevented further injuries and potential loss of life", the Muslim Welfare House said in a statement after the incident. Read More »

Brexit talks to focus first on orderly exit

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Mr Barnier spoke at a press conference after the first day's talks to confirm that settling priority issues would build "trust on which to negotiate a new relationship". Anxious by immigration and loss of sovereignty, Britain voted previous year to end its four-decades-old membership of the 28-country bloc - the first state ever to do so. Read More »

In tweet, President Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation

The transition official said the organization has also separately asked the General Services Administration to preserve records from the Trump transition that were transferred to its facilities after Trump's inauguration. "Nice", Trump wrote in his first tweet. "That's undemocratic on its face and a blatant violation of the President's oath of office". I submit that is exactly what he tried to do - exert political influence over the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and when Director Comey ... Read More »

Sarfraz Ahmed hopeful Pakistan's Champions Trophy win can have long-term impact

A section of Indian cricket fans reacted to Pakistan's convincing victory over India in the final of the Champions Trophy on Sunday by smashing television sets in protest but the Indian captain was sporting in defeat, congratulating the Pakistani side for its performance and acknowledging that the Indian team would have to learn from its mistakes and move on. Read More »

Kovind will be exceptional President: Modi

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The 71-year-old low profile Dalit leader, a two-term BJP Rajya Sabha member, is seen as an astute choice by the saffron party, which has been targeted by opposition parties over Dalit issues, and his election is nearly a certainty as the ruling bloc with the support of some regional parties enjoys a majority in the electoral college. Read More »

Fears more Muslims could be targeted after London mosque attack

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The man receiving treatment was killed in the attack in the early hours of Monday. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn: I'm totally shocked at the incident at Finsbury Park tonight. One witness, who went by the name Abdul, told The Independent: "People gather on that part of the street during Ramadan to chat and socialize so it was premeditated". Read More »

Dalit pick is BJP's vote-bank politics: Shiv Sena

However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached out to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh to seek Congress' support for Kovind. Only last week, the Sena had announced that it could take an independent line on presidential elections, creating a flutter in the BJP. The Shiv Sena had backed Congress's presidential nominees-Pratibha Patil and Pranab Mukherjee- against official NDA candidates in the last two elections. Read More »

Trump can still correct US Cuba policy

However, the government also made it clear that it is willing to continue "respectful dialogue" and cooperation with Washington on issues of mutual interest. The changes will not go into effect until regulations are drafted by the US Treasury Department and other agencies, officials said. "This will be the first time in several decades that the Cuban people will have an economic advantage over the Cuban military". Read More »

US Navy says destroyer collided at 2:20 am

The Fitzgerald suffered extensive damage and three large compartments, a machinery room and two berthing areas for the vessel's 116-person crew, flooded rapidly. The damage to the destroyer suggests that the container ship, the ACX Crystal , might have slammed into it at a high speed. The cargo ship, which is about four times heavier, almost T-boned the Navy destroyer when much of the crew was asleep and the bridge likely manned by less than a dozen people, Tracy reports. Read More »

10 injured after van plows into crowd near London Mosque

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Earlier this month, a van veered into pedestrians on London Bridge , setting off vehicle and knife attacks that killed eight people and wounded many others on the bridge and in the nearby Borough Market area. The reality is, most Muslim don't feel save and they haven't for a while... "We are devastated for the families, our hearts go out to the people who have been injured". Read More »

Finsbury Park suspect is 47-year-old Cardiff man Darren Osborne

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He said there had been a spike in Islamophobic hate crimes since the London Bridge terrorist attack . Police said the 48-year-old man who was driving the van that hit people leaving evening prayers at the Finsbury Park mosque has been arrested and taken to a hospital as a precaution. Read More »

Britain and European Union agree terms of reference and timetable for Brexit talks

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The UK has agreed to conduct Brexit negotiations in two phases, as top negotiators met for the first time in Brussels on Monday (19 June) to launch talks on the UK exiting the EU. "We keep hearing only what they don't want, but we don't have any picture of what future relations will look like". Asked how Davis spent his weekend, a spokesman said: "He spent it working in his constituency" in Yorkshire, north England. Read More »

Japan Has Surprise Deficit as Import Growth Beats Exports

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MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.2 per cent in early trading. Markets in greater China were in the green, with Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index gaining 0.56 percent. The dollar index , which tracks the greenback against a basket of six global peers, was unchanged at 97.167, failing to make up any of Friday's 0.3 per cent loss. Read More »

EU Brexit talks to focus 1st on citizens' rights

Barnier has warned that the negotiations must be wrapped up by October 2018 to allow time for all parties to ratify a final accord by March 2019. Space rockets will be launched from British soil for the first time under plans to be announced by Prime Minister Theresa May this week as she tries to show that she can get things done despite losing her Parliamentary majority in this month's election. Read More »

Theresa May condemns 'sickening terrorist attack on Muslims'

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Police said extra personnel had been deployed to reassure Muslim communities in London and security outside mosques would be reviewed. GRANT STINCHFIELD (HOST): I was going to first ask you about the maybe attack in London , where again we had a van drive through folks it appears, in front of a mosque. Read More »

Britain seeks 'special' European Union ties as Brexit talks start

Anxious by mass immigration and loss of sovereignty, Britain previous year voted to end its decades-old membership of the 28-nation bloc in a shock referendum result. May had promised to take Britain completely out of the bloc's common trading area and slash the number of people coming from the EU. Some of her ministers want to refashion her strategy toward protecting trade with Britain's biggest market rather than continue to aim for her original goal of winning control of immigration and ... Read More »

Portugal's government criticized for fire deaths

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In a statement , the Secretary-General said he spoke earlier today with the President of Portugal , Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa , and with the Prime Minister, António Costa , expressing his "deep sadness". "There is still a lot of forest that can burn and the rain does not make much difference", said Rui Barreto, deputy chief firefighter at the makeshift emergency services headquarters in Pedrogao Grande as thunder rolled through the skies over the ash-covered town. Read More »

Kanpur neighbours jubilant at Kovind being named NDA presidential candidate

BSP chief Mayawati , a Dalit leader herself, said Kovind can not be opposed unless the opposition fielded a popular Dalit nominee. Telangana's ruling party took the decision after its president and Telangana Chief Minister K. He has also headed groups that work to improve the conditions of Dalits. Stopping short of expressing her party's support to Mr Kovind, BSP supremo Mayawati said her party could not be "negative" to a dalit candidate. Read More »

Details of payments to Grenfell Tower families revealed

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Five people who died in the blaze have been identified and 74 were missing and presumed dead following the devastating blaze in the council-owned Grenfell tower block in west London . A woman places a candle amongst floral tributes close to Grenfell Tower on Saturday. Monday for the victims and their families. Engineering experts and fire safety specialists believe the building's exterior cladding may have quickly fueled the blaze, overwhelming fire protection devices. Read More »

Russian Federation condemns US-led coalition striking down Syrian jet, suspends cooperation

Dunford said at a National Press Club talk in Washington . The U.S. goal remains de-escalating the conflict, but Spicer made clear that "we will always preserve the right of self-defense" should actions be taken against the U.S. In a statement , Russia's Defense Ministry condemned the U.S.' actions as "a cynical violation of Syria's sovereignty". A senior U.S. defense official tells CNN the so-called "de-confliction line" remains open with Russian Federation. Read More »

Uddhav, Aditya Thackeray meet Amit Shah, Fadnavis

Sanjay Raut , Sena MP in Rajya Sabha, said Shah called Thackeray after BJP's decision on Monday. In his address to party faithfuls, Mr. Thackeray took exception to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' allegation that "a political hand" was behind the recent farmer agitations in the state. Read More »