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1 dead, 10 injured after van strikes crowd outside London mosque

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He has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder . The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said "the incident reflected the rise of Islamophobia in Europe, especially after the recent terrorist attacks which had raised the concern for a potential backlash against the Muslim communities". Read More »

Ronaldo summoned to answer judge's questions on tax fraud

Cristiano Ronaldo has instructed his agent to try and secure him a sensational transfer back to Manchester United this summer, according to reports in the British media. "There is no turning back", Ronaldo said to his teammates, as reported by Marca . He told Spanish radio station Onda Cero (h/t the Mirror's Joe Mewis ): "The clause for Cristiano is £1 billion". Read More »

Tears for London fire victims

The new total may change as the investigation continues, Cundy said. "It's hard to describe the devastation the fire has caused", Cundy said, fighting back tears as he spoke. William was overheard describing the charred remains of the apartment block as "one of the most bad things I have ever seen", while the Queen appeared stoic as she was briefed on the recovery effort. Read More »

Hodgkinson had hit list with names of 3 congressmen

This is according to a person familiar with the case who was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press Saturday on condition of anonymity. He received multiple units of blood, said Sava, who declined to describe the exact nature of Scalise's internal injuries. Sava said Friday that there are hundreds of bullet fragments in Scalise's body. Read More »

Cuomo, Trump lawyer clash over Russia probe

Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a top adviser to former Vice President Dick Cheney, in a lawsuit related to the Valerie Plame affair. On 14 June 2017, The Washington Post reported that Trump had come under investigation for obstruction of justice after firing Comey, who did not comply with Trump's requests. Read More »

U.S. student dies days after release from N.Korean prison

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But whether he is even aware of that is uncertain. "We hold North Korea accountable for Otto Warmbier's unjust imprisonment, and demand the release of three other Americans who have been illegally detained". Warmbier's doctors said he had suffered extensive tissue loss in all regions of his brain, but showed no signs of physical trauma. His eyes opened and blinked but without any sign that he understood verbal commands or his surroundings. Read More »

Russian Federation warns US-led coalition fighting in Syria

Russian Federation also warned that its air defense systems would begin tracking all US-led coalition aircraft in central Syria, prompting the Pentagon to move some of its planes. The remarks came amid questions whether the strike had been effective. The regime was clearly testing whether the USA would assist its allies on the ground. Read More »

London mosque attack 'sickening': UK PM

We'll update this post with more information as it becomes available. Transport for London tweeted that Seven Sisters Road was closed northbound at Hornsey Road and southbound at Rock Street. The mosque, which today operates largely as a community center, rose to worldwide notoriety in the early 2000s, due to its links with Egyptian-born radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri. Read More »

Vince Young waived by CFL team after hamstring tear

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Jovon Johnson was one of three players the Saskatchewan Roughriders added to their practice roster, two days after the veteran defensive back was cut by the Montreal Alouettes. The CFL will officially start its season on Thursday, June 22. In 2011, Young threw four touchdowns and had nine interceptions for the Philadelphia Eagles . Read More »

Policewoman Killed in Terror Attack at Jerusalem's Old City

Israel is a prominent subject in ISIS's propaganda output, with the group regularly stating that it seeks to take over Jerusalem , where the third-holiest site in Islam-the Haram al-Sharif, or Noble Sanctuary-and the most holy in Judaism-known to Jews as the Temple Mount-is located. Read More »

London terror attack suspect named by media

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A man has been confirmed dead after a van ploughed into a group of people outside a mosque in Finsbury Park last night. He grew up in Somerset and has four children. Police said all the casualties were Muslims. "This is being treated as a terrorist attack and the Counter Terrorism Command is investigating". Relatives of the man held by police over the Finsbury Park attack has expressed their shock, saying he was "troubled [but] not a racist", while a neighbour described the suspect ... Read More »

UK makes big concession on day one of Brexit talks

Only when "sufficient, concrete progress" on the first phase has been made will Mr Barnier recommend to the European Council that the negotiations can enter the next stage, taking in the future trading relationship, with that recommendation possibly coming at October's summit of EU leaders. Read More »

United Kingdom to double length of next Parliament to deal with Brexit

Transport secretary Chris Grayling told Radio 4's Today programme that his party were confident in securing a "sensible" deal with the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party , and replacing the Prime Minister was "not on the agenda". He said that the Northern Ireland members had "a good working relationship and close working relationship with headquarters and senior members". "That's what she's committed to, it's what we all want to see happen, it's really important for our country that ... Read More »

Ireland - Theresa May's latest Brexit blunder

It was also approved by eight Northern Ireland political parties; the DUP was the only major political group there to oppose it. The problem is that both main parties include large numbers of Leave voters. But the turmoil of the euro zone crisis, fears in Britain about immigration and a series of miscalculations by former Prime Minister David Cameron prompted Britain to vote by 52 to 48 percent for Brexit in a June 23 referendum a year ago. Read More »

Jared Kushner speaks. And Washington takes notice

He shuns televised interviews, avoids public speeches and rarely addresses a meeting when cameras are rolling, preferring to work behind the scenes. UPDATED 2:35 P.M.: This post was updated to include specific quotes from Jared Kushner's remarks. "Together, we have set ambitious goals and empowered interagency teams to tackle our objectives". Read More »

Iran calls missile attack on Syria militants a wider warning

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Iran launched at least six missiles at ISIS militants operating in Syria , a strike that Iranian military officials said was in response to an ISIS-orchestrated terror attack in side Iran last week. Hours before the missile strike, Iran Army's Rapid Reaction Force were deployed to the western border areas of the country. The Guard said it fired six missiles in total from Kermanshah and also from Iran's Kurdistan province into Syria's Deir el-Zour province, where IS has been ... Read More »

Trump scolds Qatar on terror

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Qatar said on Thursday the action against it was endangering stability in Gulf but it was not prepared to compromise to settle the dispute. The UAE and Saudi Arabia have banned Al-Jazeera from the airwaves and closed the channel's offices. Read More »

South Western orders new fleet of 90 trains

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For an in-depth round-up of all the new train orders, read RAIL 830, published on July 5. The new trains, which have regenerative breaking and can travel up to 100mph, will start to come into service from mid 2019 and will all be in service by December 2020. Read More »

Grenfell cladding banned in UK: Hammond

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The new exterior cladding used in a renovation on London's Grenfell Tower may have been banned under United Kingdom building regulations, two British ministers said Sunday as police continued their criminal investigation into the inferno that killed at least 58 people. Read More »

PM orders more support at Grenfell Tower blaze site

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The building was gutted in a blaze early Wednesday morning that has also left dozens missing and hundreds of others homeless. The package is also to include a commitment to ensure that all who lost their homes are re-housed as soon as possible near where they lived, temporary accommodation is paid for and that all victims are consulted during a public inquiry into the fire. Read More »

With the clock ticking, Britain, EU play up chance of deal

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Britain's Boris Johnson said that he looked forward to "a happy revolution" in relations that would be good for Britain and the rest of Europe, pointing out that the most important thing for both sides is to think about their new partnership, the deep and special partnership that the United Kingdom wants to build with their friends. Read More »

UK, EU talk up chance of Brexit deal

Barnier said after welcoming Davis that it was important to tackle uncertainties caused by Brexit. And the letter sent by Prime Minister Theresa May to the European Union triggering Article 50 in March had said: "We believe it is necessary to agree the terms of our future partnership alongside those of our withdrawal from the European Union". Read More »

ACLU: Michelle Carter Conviction Violates First Amendment

She also isn't allowed to leave the state. Carter's sentencing is set for August 3. Carter is charged in the suicide of her 18-year-old boyfriend, Conrad Roy III . Judge Lawrence Moniz said Carter was " mindful " of the toxic environment building in Roy's pick-up truck yet encouraged the troubled teen to get back in the vehicle. Read More »