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Russian Federation says has no confirmation of IS leader's death

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The claim read as follows : "According to information which is verified through various channels, the meeting was also attended by the leader of ISIS , Ibrahim Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was also killed during the airstrike". The relocation could extend the group's ability to wreak havoc in the region and beyond for months to come. A USA -led coalition is assisting Iraqi forces in the Mosul battle and supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which includes Arab and Kurdish ... Read More »

7 still hospitalized after London mosque attack

British Prime Minister Theresa May visited the mosque Monday and met with religious leaders from multiple backgrounds. The family of a Cardiff man arrested on suspicion of carrying out a terror attack on a north London mosque say they are "massively shocked" and "their hearts go out to the injured ". Read More »

Trump contradicts his own account of Comey firing

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The order came the same day that Vice President Mike Pence hired an outside lawyer to represent his legal interests. It says Mueller planned to interview top current and former intelligence officials about their interactions with Trump. "Regulations way down, jobs and enthusiasm way up!" "The Fake News Media hates when I use what has turned out to be my very powerful Social Media - over 100 million people!" All week, some of Trump's most ardent defenders, including his son Donald Trump ... Read More »

Trump shadows over Georgia's 6th district run-off

Even a Trump Cabinet member and former Georgia governor, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, acknowledged the conundrum at a recent Handel rally, saying "some Republicans" are "turned off" by the president. Ossoff condemned the ad on the campaign trail. A chunk of the $5 million Handel raised herself came in three fundraisers headlined by Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan. Read More »

United Kingdom hints at tax rises amid election uncertainty

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Presenter Andrew Marr asked Hammond about his role during the Conservative Party's election campaign. I met lots of very interesting people, I heard lots of interesting stories. Chancellor Philip Hammond , has hinted at tax rises to help fund an end to the government's austerity programme after admitting the public were "weary" of spending cuts. Read More »

Georgia inmates credited with saving life of guard during work detail

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The officer asked to not be identified, according to CBS19 . They referenced the two Georgia escaped inmates who were captured last week after killing their Correctional Officers. "They really care about my officers". The sheriff's office expressed their gratitude to the inmates in a heartfelt message. The men were rewarded for their good deed on Friday: the inmates were treated to a free lunch and desserts in a park prepared by family members of the officer. Read More »

Winner's parents speak out, say 'she's a good person'

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The top secret documents are kept in great safety but she was allowed to work only at the facility of the U.S. government in Georgia State. Garrick's affidavit said he interviewed victor at her home Saturday and she "admitted intentionally identifying and printing the classified intelligence reporting at issue" and mailing it to the news outlet. Read More »

Iran kills man behind deadly Tehran terror attacks

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At the shrine, four terrorists carried out the attack, which killed one security guard and injured four others. Iran's intelligence ministry said on Thursday that five of the gunmen and bombers were Iranian members of Daesh who had fought in the militants' strongholds in Syria and Iraq. Read More »

MIT says Trump misused its research in ditching climate deal

The regime in Pyongyang issued a scorching statement through its official news agency KCNA on Tuesday, blasting Trump's decision that, it said , comes "at the cost of the entire planet". Climate change is real. " A lasting American withdrawal from world affairs could give rise to a return to old spheres of influence whose dire consequences we are already familiar with ", he said. Read More »

UK agrees to Brexit talks timetable

The EU had demanded early agreement on the rights of EU nationals living in the United Kingdom, the Brexit divorce bill and the Northern Irish border, before any discussions could begin on a trade deal. 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 »

62 killed by raging fires in Portugal

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The fires began on Saturday during an intense heatwave and rainless thunderstorms, with temperatures of more than 40C (104F) in some areas. Jorge Gomes , secretary of state for the interior, said that 16 of the casualties had been killed when their cars were engulfed by flames as they drove along a local road. Read More »

US Student Imprisoned in North Korea Dies

Young Pioneer Tours , the group with which Warmbier traveled to North Korea , will no longer be organizing tours for USA citizens to the isolated country, Troy Collings, a company director, said in a statement . The 22-year-old University of Virginia sophomore honor student went on a five-day trip to #North Korea as a healthy man. The South Korean government will make every effort for the return of those held in North Korea, a presidential spokesman Park Soo-hyun told a briefing. Read More »

Macron's Party Wins Clear Parliamentary Majority

The party that Mr Macron, 39, founded 14 months ago has caused a political natural disaster, despite its 350-seat tally being lower than the 470 predicted by some polls. The youngest MP will be 23-year-old Ludovic Pajot of the far-right National Front (FN), who beat a pro-Macron candidate in northern France. Le Pen entered parliament for the first time in her career in one of at least eight seats the National Front won, but the party was set to fall well short of its 15-seat target. Read More »

HRW: fifty years of human rights violations in West Bank

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Speaking at a ceremony commemorating the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, Netanyahu insisted that Israel - with or without a peace agreement - meant to maintain security control "over the entire territory west of the Jordan River". Danon pointed to the historic fallacies in Guterres' statement. As the 50-year-old anomaly of the occupation turns in the minds of an overwhelming majority of Israelis and Palestinians into the only reality they know, governed by constant violence and no political horizon, ... Read More »

Female police officer seriously injured in Jerusalem attack

The police and the soldiers fired many live rounds, killing the three Palestinians, and wounding two Palestinian bystanders; one suffered a moderate injury, and the other was mildly wounded. Israeli security officials did not respond immediately to requests for comment on what the SITE intelligence monitoring group described as the first time Islamic State had claimed responsibility for an attack in Israeli-controlled territory, nor on the attackers' affiliation. Read More »

Steps to prevent a major tower fire in Crawley

Tributes are left by Latymer Community Church, near to Grenfell Tower in west London after a fire engulfed the 24-storey building last week. Each household that has lost their home will receive at least £500 in cash and £5,000 paid into an account. Read More »

Fifth Grenfell Tower victim named, as death toll rises to 79

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Fire-damaged lifts are seen inside the tower block. Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy added the task of naming the others killed in the blaze is likely to be a long and arduous process because the intensity of the fire is making it hard to identify remains. Read More »

Macron reappoints Edouard Philippe as PM after Sunday's vote

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The opposition, while greatly diminished, has pledged to fight on, challenging his mandate and pledging to protect from the "absolute power" that the president seemed ready to wield. He seeks labor reforms that would give businesses more flexibility in setting wages and responding to changing economic conditions. The issue on which Macron will be most divisive is the European Union . Read More »

3300 dead since central Congo conflict began

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Congo's human rights minister dismissed that statement. In one case, a "well-known" local leader reportedly provided machetes, hunting rifles and fuel to Bana Mura militia members for their attack on the village of Cinq on April 24, in which dozens of men, women and children were reportedly shot, hacked or burned to death, Zeid said. Read More »

Finsbury Park suspect Darren Osborne's family 'in shock'

Police said all the victims of the attack, which was in the area of Finsbury Park Mosque , were Muslim. Both Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn were at the scene of Monday. "We don't yet know the full details, but this was clearly a deliberate attack on innocent Londoners, many of whom were finishing prayers during the holy month of Ramadan". Read More »

Netanyahu praises former German leader Helmut Kohl following news of death

Merkel, Germany's incumbent chancellor who grew up in communist East Germany before being appointed by Kohl to her first ministerial post, said he "changed my own life path decisively" by reuniting Germany. Former German chancellor Helmut Kohl , who has died aged 87, was a "towering figure" who had strength and courage in abundance, Sir John Major has said. Read More »

New opponent for Murray as Bedene withdraws

At least 79 people are dead or missing and presumed dead following the blaze that tore through the 24-story apartment block in west London, police have said. He was also involved in last weekend's "Great Get Together" to honour the memory of murdered Labour MP Jo Cox, says the paper. (The status of the tournament has been upgraded, which accounts for the disparity in the winner's purse.) Murray also helped put on a Rally Against Cancer that featured former London Mayor Boris Johnson, ... Read More »