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Author: 0 Last chance for peace, Afghan president warns Taliban

Armoured vehicles patrolled the streets as part of tight security and fighter jets roared over the capital. An Afghan official has raised the casualty estimates from a string of explosions in Kabul to six people dead. The Afghan leader told an worldwide peace conference in the capital on Tuesday that the attack, which took place at a highly fortified area of the capital, targeted "the entire diplomatic community".

Author: 0 Trump lashes out at London's mayor, again

Between 2009-2016, the number of police officers fell by nearly 20,000, or around 14 percent, according to the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies think tank. Police said there would be "increased physical measures on London's bridges to keep the public safe", and on Monday, concrete barricades had been erected to separate pedestrians from vehicles on some of the city's major bridges.

Global Media Dozens dead after gunman torches Philippine casino
Author: 0 Dozens dead after gunman torches Philippine casino

The Islamic State , however, claimed responsibility in a statement Friday night. The Islamic State named the attacker as Abou al-Kheir al-Arkhebieli and boasted about "Christians killed or wounded" before he "took his life". He retreated to a hotel room where he poured gasoline on a bed and shot himself. A U.S. State Department official said it is not aware of any American citizens affected, adding, "but we are continuing to gather information".

Global Media Kellyanne Conway Spars With 'Today' Hosts Over America's 'Obsession' With Trump's Tweets
Author: 0 Kellyanne Conway Spars With 'Today' Hosts Over America's 'Obsession' With Trump's Tweets

He is also the husband of Trump counselor and PR guru Kellyanne Conway . Trump says the Justice Department should ask for an "expedited hearing" on the second ban and "seek much tougher version!" "I'm not going to allow, on the day-and-a-half after terrorists did it again, whether they're ISIS-inspired or ISIS-directed, they're savage murderers, it's an evil slaughter as the president said last night", she said".

Global Media Diplomatic rift would isolate Qatar
Author: 0 Diplomatic rift would isolate Qatar

The Qatar Stock Exchange fell more than 7 percent in trading Monday. "There is a certain utility", one USA official said on condition of anonymity. Their cumulative impact has been to cause the effective collapse of the state system French and British imperialism imposed on the region at the end of World War One and to engender a new struggle for the redivision of the Middle East.

Author: 0 Tech giants say 'we are still in' Paris climate pact

US President Donald Trump announces his decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Accords in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington , DC, on June 1, 2017. McDonald's believes in climate change and has acted accordingly (sustainability in the supply chain, increased energy efficiency), recognizing that it is good for its bottom line, for its customers and for the planet.

Global Media Philippine lawmakers ask top court to nullify martial law
Author: 0 Philippine lawmakers ask top court to nullify martial law

State forces discovered Monday at least PHP79 million (about USD1,598,704) in cash and checks in a house in Marawi City after retaking a stronghold of the Maute fighters they have been battling since last month. "Complications have been coming up: the continued use of civilians, potential hostages that may still be in their hands, the use of places of worship...and other factors that complicate the battle because of its urban terrain", he said.

Global Media Australian PM says Melbourne siege 'a terrorist attack'
Author: 0 Australian PM says Melbourne siege 'a terrorist attack'

The incident led to a building worker of Chinese heritage being killed along with three responding police officers being injured, with the captured woman ultimately freed after cops shot the armed man dead. " At the scene, when this person first arrived there, a man was shot, we believe, by the gunman ", Ashton said. The hostage was unharmed, police said.

Author: 0 White House: Trump won't block Comey testimony

Both Trump's fellow Republicans and Democrats from the intelligence panel said they meant to grill Comey about whether Trump tried to get him to back off the investigation. "There's no doubt that keeping members focused on investigations detracts from our legislative agenda", Marc Short told reporters at a White House briefing Monday evening.

Global Media Qatar says ready for mediation to ease Gulf rift
Author: 0 Qatar says ready for mediation to ease Gulf rift

Qatar is the world's biggest supplier of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and a major supplier of condensate. Like other Gulf nations, Qatar is an American ally . "Qatar's practices of dealing with the ( Houthi ) coup militias and supporting extremist groups became clear", the government said in a statement. Qatar denied the allegations, with a Foreign Ministry statement describing them as "baseless" on Monday .

Author: 0 Putin angrily denies election hacking in Megyn Kelly interview

In an interview with NBC News , Putin repeated his denial of claims by United States intelligence agencies that Moscow engineered the hacking of the Democratic Party in order to tilt the recent presidential election toward Donald Trump .

Author: 0 Megyn Kelly spars with defiant Vladimir Putin on NBC show debut

Senators will be grilling fired FBI chief James Comey on Thursday about an Oval Office meeting in February at which, Comey later told aides, Trump asked him to end the investigation into Flynn and possible Russian Federation links. Putin said he did not meet with Trump when the president, then a private citizen, visited Moscow on business trips. And then afterward I was told, 'You know there was an American gentleman.

Author: 0 18 still in critical condition after London Bridge attack

He had also been reported to anti-terrorism police on at least two occasions, including once by a former friend who said he had become radicalised watching videos on YouTube. But the British security services faced hard questions over how at least one of the London Bridge terrorists slipped through the intelligence net despite being referred to them at least twice in recent years.

Author: 0 Global reactions to severing diplomatic ties with Qatar

The Maldives established diplomatic relations with Qatar in 1984. As Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates sever diplomatic relations with Qatar , the nations have also closed their airspace to its neighbor. The White House said on Monday it was committed to working to de-escalate tensions in the Gulf. 'I do not expect that this will have any significant impact, if any impact at all, on the unified fight against terrorism in the region or globally, ' US Secretary of State ...

Author: 0 USA policy uncertainty, Qatar row, drags oil prices lower

The U.S. oil producers have added rigs in their operations for a 20th consecutive week, raising concerns that U.S. shale oil producers which were able to cut their production cost dramatically over the past years are now a low-priced global competitor and would continue to undermine the OPEC agreement to cut supplies.

Global Media President Trump honors fallen soldiers, lays wreath at Arlington National Cemetery
Author: 0 President Trump honors fallen soldiers, lays wreath at Arlington National Cemetery

Marine, adorably shared his experience exchanging a high five with President Trump at Arlington National Cemetery . "They each had their own names, their own stories, their own lovely dreams", said Trump in his address. Secretary Kelly himself made headlines this weekend, downplaying the significance of Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner looking to open a backchannel line of communication with Russian Federation during the transition.

Author: 0 Two London Bridge terrorists named by police

In Britain's third Islamist attack in as many months, three men rammed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge on Saturday night before running into the bustling Borough Market area, where they slit throats and stabbed people indiscriminately.

Author: 0 4 nations cut diplomatic ties to Qatar as Arab rift deepens

In recent weeks, Qatar has been accused outright of terror funding in articles which have appeared in the American media. The US military on Monday lauded Qatar for its "enduring commitment to regional security" and said US flights out of Al-Udeid airbase in Qatar were unaffected by the Gulf diplomatic crisis.

Author: 0 Rain gives Bangladesh hope

With heavy rain forecasted, Australia were expected to race out of the blocks but Warner and Finch both showed restraint to reach 40 unbeaten after seven overs. Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan stabilised the innings with a 69-run partnership, during which Iqbal surpassed his fifty, before Shakib was trapped lbw off the bowling of Travis Head for 29.

Author: 0 President Trump, Hillary Clinton revive campaign feud with Twitter jabs

Mr Trump used the non-existent word in an incomplete sentence tweeted on Wednesday. I think she's a wonderful person that served this country - so I'm not looking back. The last time Clinton was at the Javits Center in Manhattan was on the night of the November 2016 presidential election, where campaign organizers had anticipated throwing a victory party but instead were forced to tell broken-hearted supporters to go home after it was clear Trump had won.

Global Media Trump Won't Seek to Block Comey's Testimony, White House Says
Author: 0 Trump Won't Seek to Block Comey's Testimony, White House Says

Comey is scheduled to testify for the first time since his firing before the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of the committee's Russia-related investigation. Legislators in both parties have urged Mr Trump to allow Mr Comey to testify publicly. Trump fired Flynn in February after he had held the key White House post for just 24 days, when routine US eavesdropping showed Flynn had lied to Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with Moscow's ambassador to Washington in the ...

Global Media Kellyanne Conway's husband takes shot at President Trump's tweets
Author: 0 Kellyanne Conway's husband takes shot at President Trump's tweets

However, he said that the point "cannot be stressed enough that tweets on legal matters seriously undermine" Trump's agenda, adding that those who support him need to "reinforce" that. He said that the department shouldn't have submitted their version to the Supreme Court . "Which is why I said what I said this morning", he continued.

Author: 0 'One Love Manchester' concert goes on, drawing some 50000 fans

Ariana Grande , 23, is doing everything she can to help victims of the very bad terrorist attack that occurred at her Manchester concert on May 22 , and now she's making it easy for fans to do so, too. She also performed One Last Time , Be Alright, Break Free and a duet with boyfriend Mac Miller and later with Miley Cyrus . "It can be the most hard thing to do", she told the 50,000-strong crowd at the city's Old Trafford cricket ground.

Global Media Usher Reveals Why He Missed Ariana Grande's Manchester Concert
Author: 0 Usher Reveals Why He Missed Ariana Grande's Manchester Concert

Like most of the United Kingdom, you probably spent last night watching Ariane Grande's One Love Manchester concert, in tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack. While Justin Bieber was giving his emotional final remarks , which reduced him to tears, the live broadcast camera panned to the audience where one special group stood out.

Author: 0 Oregon Will Join Climate Change Coalition To Meet Paris Goals

Nevertheless, the announcement was appalling in its rejection of the science and history of climate change, and smacked of the United States president's contempt for India and China. In 2014 Kerrry said climate change is as big a threat to the terrorism, poverty and weapons of mass destruction. The departure couldn't officially go into effect until November 2020, but Trump said he would cease implementation efforts immediately.

Author: 0 Muguruza breaks down in tears, blasts 'disrespectful' French Open crowd

Muguruza, 23, left her media conference briefly because she was so upset, before returning to reveal she was glad to relieve the pressure of being French Open champion. Nadal improved to 99-2 in best-of-five-set matches on clay by overwhelming No. 17 Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1, 6-2, 6-2. - Nadal, who turned 31 on Saturday, hit 31 winners and served four aces.

Author: 0 Egypt has not banned dealing in Qatari riyal, central bank says

Those reports were published on the Qatar News Agency website. "However, the Qatar crisis can have an indirect impact on Turkey both negatively and positively", the expert said. In May, Qatar became the second GCC member state after Saudi Arabia to formally endorse the path-breaking VAT Framework that will come into force from January 2018.

Global Media Murray takes on tricky Khachanov for a spot in last eight
Author: 0 Murray takes on tricky Khachanov for a spot in last eight

On the bottom half, No. 2 Djokovic, the defending champion, and No. 4 Nadal, seeking a record-extending 10th title in Paris , would set up a showdown in the semifinals with one victory apiece Tuesday. The 2009 U.S. Open champion turned in a costly double-fault on his third set point. A vintage Murray performance sealed a 6-3 6-4 6-4 win over Karen Khachanov and confirmed the world No1's claim that he was playing himself into top form just when it matters most.

Author: 0 New Montana rep apologizes to reporter he allegedly 'body-slammed'

Democrats demanded that Gianforte withdraw from the race for the U.S. House seat left vacant after Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke became President Donald Trump's interior secretary. "I'm sick and exhausted of you guys", Gregg allegedly shouted, as the Guardian reporter captured the incident on audio. " Ben Jacobs ", said Gianforte.

Author: 0 Diplomatic crisis in Gulf; nations cut ties with Qatar

All of the countries now involved in the diplomatic acrimony are US allies participating in the USA -led anti-Daesh effort, except Yemen . Qatar is the site of the sprawling al-Udeid Air Base, home to the forward headquarters of the USA military's Central Command .

Global Media Universities with Qatar campuses monitor diplomatic chaos
Author: 0 Universities with Qatar campuses monitor diplomatic chaos

In an interview with Doha-based satellite news network Al-Jazeera, Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said Kuwait's ruler had asked Qatar's ruling emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, to hold off on giving a speech about the crisis late Tuesday night.

Author: 0 Video shows bounty hunters approach man before shootout

Garcia, the owner of FNG Security and Investigations of Corpus Christi, had managed to track the suspect to the dealership with his employee Bernal. He also says the pair did not alert local law enforcement before honing in on Raymond Hutchinson.

Author: 0 British police identify suspects in London Bridge attack

The attack, claimed by the Islamic State group, saw three men wearing fake suicide vests use a white van to mow down people on London Bridge and then slash and stab revellers enjoying a Saturday night in the bustling Borough Market area.

Author: 0 Diplomatic Rift Between Gulf Arab Allies And Qatar Presents Fresh Challenges

Saudi Arabia has severed all land, sea and air links with Qatar, and the UAE has closed its airports and harbors to Qatari flights and shipping. Saudi Arabia said it was cutting ties due to Qatar's "embrace of various terrorist and sectarian groups aimed at destabilizing the region", including the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaida, the Islamic State group and militants supported by Iran in the kingdom's restive Eastern Province.

Author: 0 Megyn Kelly's return to television gets a lukewarm reception

On Sunday, Senator Roy Blunt, a Missouri Republican and a member of the intelligence committee, said the president would be "better served by getting all this information out". I longed for one of the incredulous reactions 60 Minutes correspondents like Mike Wallace and Ed Bradley were famous for when an interview source told a whopper, saying "come on" with a look that told the viewer they weren't buying what they were just told.

Global Media Trump criticises London's Mayor Sadiq Khan after latest attack on city
Author: 0 Trump criticises London's Mayor Sadiq Khan after latest attack on city

Trump said he had spoken with May to express America's "unwavering support" and offer us assistance as the British government works to protect its citizens and bring the guilty to justice. "There are plans to change the police funding formula which could mean we lose up to £700 million on top of that, which leads to a total loss of our policing budget of £1.7 billion and we don't receive the right level of funding as a capital city we should receive".

Author: 0 Comey preparing to testify before Senate about Trump conversations

The House Intelligence Committee has reportedly issued seven subpoenas in connection with its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and of the Obama administration's potentially illegal use of the government's foreign-intelligence-collection power for the objective of monitoring Americans - in particular, Americans connected to the Trump campaign and transition.

Global Media Korea Launches Scud-class Ballistic Missile
Author: 0 Korea Launches Scud-class Ballistic Missile

If anyone thought increasing pressure from the US or even China would convince North Korea to slow down its missile tests, that appears to be wishful thinking, reports CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy. Scuds are capable of striking at American troops in South Korea , for instance, and two newly developed missiles tested earlier this month have potential ranges that include Japan, Guam and even, according to some South Korean analysts, Alaska.

Author: 0 'Business as usual' at CNA Qatar campus, as Arab countries cut ties

In Riyadh, Trump made an impassioned appeal to Arab and Islamic leaders to "drive out" terrorists, while singling out Iran as a key source of funding and support for militant groups. "We encourage all our partners in the region to reduce tensions and work towards common solutions that enable regional security", he said in a statement.

Global Media Quality, not quantity, matters as Manchester United seek to strengthen
Author: 0 Quality, not quantity, matters as Manchester United seek to strengthen

For Mourinho and many other managers, the value of the Europa League has increased massively following UEFA's decision to award a Champions League qualifying place to the victor. "We preferred to reach the Champions League this way than finish fourth, third or second", he continued. "Some guys win every time and I don't". And after finishing a disappointing sixth place in the Premier League , the team should be a genuine title challenger for the first time since Ferguson left ...

Author: 0 Star-studded "One Love Manchester" raises £2million+

All proceeds from the concert are going to the Red Cross' Manchester Emergency Fund, to help victims of the attack and their families. Sunday's One Love Manchester concert, held at the city's Old Trafford cricket ground, also featured Coldplay , Pharrell Williams , Take That , Imogen Heap , Robbie Williams , Marcus Mumford, Niall Horan and Little Mix .

Author: 0 Abedi's brother released without charge

This latest arrest means an 11th suspect is now in custody, joining 10 other men aged between 18 and 44. The man, arrested on May 23, has been released without charge. Detective Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson said: "This is potentially a significant development in the investigation". ISIS said a "soldier of the caliphate" was responsible.

Global Media Kellyanne Conway's Husband Says Trump Tweets Hurting Legal Case
Author: 0 Kellyanne Conway's Husband Says Trump Tweets Hurting Legal Case

George Conway , a lawyer who was until recently in the running to become Mr. Trump's pick to head the Civil Division for the Justice Department, then re-tweeted the president admonishingly. "This obsession with covering everything he says on Twitter and very little of what he does as president", said Conway in exasperation. Both orders, aimed at temporarily halting entry to the US from a half-dozen Muslim-majority countries, have been blocked by the lower courts.

Global Media 'Disgruntled Employee' At Orlando Business Kills 5 People, Authorities Say
Author: 0 'Disgruntled Employee' At Orlando Business Kills 5 People, Authorities Say

Police had responded to a battery complaint against Neumann at Fiamma in 2014. 49 people were killed in the nightclub shooting. We have endured far too much heartbreak since Pulse. " My boss is dead ", Adams said after state and federal law enforcement authorities converged on the industrial park in Orlando. One said she was the mother-in-law of an employee but declined to give her name; another said he was a co-worker who had been at the scene of the shooting that morning.

Global Media Acting US ambassador to China quits over Trump's Paris agreement decision
Author: 0 Acting US ambassador to China quits over Trump's Paris agreement decision

A United States embassy spokeswoman would only confirm that Rank had made a "personal decision". Find us on Facebook too! "We appreciate his years of dedicated service to the State Department". The acceptance of Chacon's resignation was first reported by the DiploPundit website. Other than Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, his deputy John Sullivan and Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Tom Shannon, the third-ranking U.S.

Author: 0 In A Sudden Move, Seven Countries Cut Ties With Qatar

Egypt has led the way in faulting Qatar for giving a safe haven to leading figures of the Muslim Brotherhood. Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain , three out of six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), along with Egypt, announced on Monday that they were severing diplomatic ties with Qatar.

Author: 0 Qatar says Kuwait trying to mediate, solve diplomatic rift

An Iranian official says his country can export food to Qatar by sea. "Until then, please do not be irresponsible by escalating this situation by sending emails based on conjecture", the memo from MacLeod states. "I think what we're witnessing is a growing list of some irritants in the region that have been there for some time, and obviously they have now bubbled up to a level that some countries have decided they needed to take action in an effort to have those interests addressed", ...

Author: 0 Qatar Airways suspends flights to UAE, Egypt, Bahrain

Non-Resident Keralites and their families are panicked as consular ties have been severed by these countries, and all land, sea, and aviation ports to Qatar closed. The unprecedented steps could create problems for the US effort to eradicate ISIS-the USA military, which partners with Gulf nations to combat ISIS , uses an air base in Qatar .

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