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Global Media France confirms second French death in London attack
Author: 0 France confirms second French death in London attack

All 12 people arrested on Sunday after the attack have now been released without charge while a 27-year-old man was held in Barking near London on Tuesday in connection with the investigation, police said . He also went by the name Rachid Elkhdar with a different date of birth. One of the three terrorists , slain by British police during a deadly attack in London last Saturday and having double Italian and Moroccan citizenship, had been flagged as a potential threat by Italian ...

Global Media Japanese Government Passes Bill Allowing Emperor Akihito to Officially Resign in 2018
Author: 0 Japanese Government Passes Bill Allowing Emperor Akihito to Officially Resign in 2018

Akihito , 83, who has had heart surgery and treatment for prostate cancer, said in rare public remarks a year ago he feared age might make it hard for him to continue to fulfill his duties . The new law applies only to Emperor Akihito, and gives the government three years to set an exit date. The recent announcement of the impending engagement of Princess Mako, 25, the emperor's oldest granddaughter, focused attention on the flaws in the current law, which not only prohibits women from ...

Author: 0 '100 percent' willing to go under oath to refute Comey

Comey testified he had nine one-on-one conversations with Trump - and detailed each in memos just after they met for fear that the president would subsequently lie about their interactions. Trump was addressing reporters at the White House for the first time since Comey's explosive appearance, in which he branded the president a liar and said he believed he was sacked over his handling of the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Russian election meddling.

Author: 0 Brexit negotiations set to be delayed on United Kingdom election result

While May remains prime minister until a new government is formed, she does not have a clear mandate for her interpretation of Brexit that includes limits on immigration and leaving the single market. Along those lines, Michel Barnier , the EU's principal Brexit negotiator, even seemed willing to play ball with a Britain thrust into internal turmoil.

Global Media North Korea slams 'mean' targeted United Nations sanctions
Author: 0 North Korea slams 'mean' targeted United Nations sanctions

Among the 14 North Korean officials is Cho Il-u, who leads Pyongyang's foreign espionage operations. "They keep sending nuclear-powered strategic weapons to South Korea like aircraft carriers and bombers", which actually are meant to invade the North by launching another war.

Author: 0 Circling around US embeds, Syrian forces reach Iraq border

The coalition did not comment specifically on the reported advance. The U.S. military said last week that it had bolstered its "combat power" in southern Syria , warning that it viewed Iranian-backed fighters in the area as a threat to nearby coalition troops fighting the Islamic State .

Author: 0 Tehran attackers were Iranians, committed terror attacks in Raqqa, Mosul

However, it stopped short of directly blaming the kingdom for the attack, though many in the country expressed suspicion Iran's regional rival had a hand in the attack. The violence comes amid heightened tension in the Middle East, with Saudi Arabia and other Arab states cutting ties with Qatar over alleged support for Islamist militants and closer ties with Iran.

Author: 0 Chinese President Xi Jinping is all praise for Aamir Khan's Dangal

Vasily Kashin, a senior fellow at the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, said that the security cooperation among SCO member states is quite fruitful. Welcoming Xi at the start of the talks in Kazakhstan's capital Astana , Putin said the Chinese leader's visit to Russian Federation later this year would be a "major event".

Global Media Hawaiian pizza inventor Sam Panopoulos dies aged 83
Author: 0 Hawaiian pizza inventor Sam Panopoulos dies aged 83

He died suddenly in the hospital on Thursday, according to his obituary . Born Sotirios Panopoulos in Vourvoura, Greece, in 1934, he was 20 when he immigrated to Canada aboard a boat, settling in Chatham, Ont. "Sam could always be counted on for his strong dependable advice & generous nature". 'Fiercely loyal and protective, his candid and frank sense of humor, his booming laugh and blunt honesty will be missed by his family, friends, former employees and customers'.

Global Media Emir won't go to Washington talks while Qatar
Author: 0 Emir won't go to Washington talks while Qatar "under blockade"

Tillerson says the US will support efforts to mediate the crisis along with Kuwait. The US president's rhetoric on Friday, however, did not appear likely to calm spirits in Doha. "Families are being forcibly separated and children pulled out of school", he said. "We believe these are unintended consequences, especially during the holy month of Ramadan", Tillerson said, referring to the most important holiday on the Muslim calendar.

Global Media USA warns Beijing on South China Sea islands
Author: 0 USA warns Beijing on South China Sea islands

The UN Security Council first imposed sanctions on Pyongyang in 2006 over its ballistic missile and nuclear programs and has ratcheted up the measures in response to five nuclear tests and two long-range missile launches. But the appearance also marked the defense secretary's first public remarks since Trump withdrew Thursday from the Paris climate agreement, the latest in a series of decisions that have raised concerns among allies about whether the United States is withdrawing from the ...

Global Media Kabul blast: NDS says Pak-based Haqqani network behind attack
Author: 0 Kabul blast: NDS says Pak-based Haqqani network behind attack

Australia does not make public the location of its embassy in Kabul for security reasons.Ms Adamson returned to the estimates hearing and said Australia's diplomatic mission was in lockdown but she believed all staff were safe . The Islamic State group has had no such compunctions, claiming responsibility for several deadly bombings in the Afghan capital , but so far has not issued a claim in Wednesday's blast.

Author: 0 London terrorist had tried to hire 7.5 tonne lorry for attack

Among the outlets taking part are restaurants around Borough Market, where attackers stabbed five people to death after mowing down pedestrians on London Bridge, killing three. He had been opening accounts and closing them again, possibly to launder money. He had also been repeatedly reported to police for violent behavior and trying to recruit young children to the Islamic State group, and appeared in a TV documentary titled "The Jihadis Next Door", where he was seen next to a group of ...

Author: 0 How Twitter reacted to the Tory-DUP government?

The source said the DUP was likely to seek a role in Brexit negotiations but was likely to steer clear of social issues such as abortion and gay rights, where it disagrees with Conservative Party positions. "I had wanted to achieve a larger majority but that was not the result that we secured". After Mr Robinson lost his Westminster seat in the 2015 general election , Arlene Foster took over as party leader in December 2015, and first minister in 2016.

Global Media United States troops killed, 2 injured by Afghan soldier
Author: 0 United States troops killed, 2 injured by Afghan soldier

Daesh is fighting tough fight to United States and Afghan Army soldiers in Nangarhar province and Achin area has been a focal place for Daesh activities. Taliban fighters have made widespread gains in Helmand, seizing numerous province's districts and threatening the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah.

Author: 0 Fact check: Trump tweets he was 'vindicated' by Comey testimony - not quite

As Comey reported in his written statement for the record, Trump's words were: "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go". Comey repeatedly refused to say in the Senate hearing Thursday whether he thought Trump had obstructed justice. Legal experts have questioned Kasowitz's contention that Trump's private encounters with Comey should be considered privileged communications.

Global Media Palestinian prisoners in Israel suspend hunger strike
Author: 0 Palestinian prisoners in Israel suspend hunger strike

Barghouti is serving five life sentences for murders committed during the second Palestinian intifada. As the Palestinian street coalesced in support of the striking prisoners, Israeli authorities tried to plant doctored pictures of Barghouti and some of his comrades snacking behind the prison walls.

Author: 0 Malaysia Airlines jet makes emergency landing after attempted cockpit breach

He was "tackled by 11 others on the flight" according to a witness, and did not get inside the cockpit. The flight which left Melbourne Airport at 11.11pm was to arrive in Kuala Lumpur at 5.28am today. The Malaysia Airlines flight has since landed safely and the passenger has been apprehended by airport security. Passengers were forced to endure a 30-minute ordeal while the plane returned to the airport.

Author: 0 Georgia GOP House candidate: 'I do not support a livable wage'

Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel are competing in a special election to fill the seat vacated by HHS Secretary Tom Price . "Secretary Handel has a lot of partisan attacks that she's launching but she hasn't provided any explanation for how she's going to serve the people of this community", Ossoff said.

Global Media Senators to ask officials about Trump pushback on Russia probe
Author: 0 Senators to ask officials about Trump pushback on Russia probe

Rogers, who also declined to talk specifically about his dealings with Trump , said that in his three years at NSA , "I have never been directed to do anything I believed to be illegal , immoral, unethical, or inappropriate". "What you feel isn't relevant, admiral", King barked. "I am willing to come before the committee and tell you what I know and what I don't know".

Author: 0 Jeff Sessions had one hell of a bad week

Sources told CNN that Trump has remained frustrated with Sessions since he bowed to political pressure and recused himself from involvement in the FBI's investigation into ties between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Saudi and Bahrain welcome Trump's scolding of Qatar

The president has claimed that his conversations there pushed him to call out Qatar. Tensions continue to escalate in the Middle East . Gulf allies tightened their squeeze on Qatar on Friday by putting dozens of figures with links to the tiny, wealthy nation on terrorism blacklists.

Author: 0 European Council asks Theresa May to press ahead with Brexit talks

Negotiations should be led by a government and a Prime Minister that will be in place for the duration, and so we call for a delay to the scheduled start of negotiations rather than a rush to begin in 11 days' time. Britain voted 52 percent in favour of leaving the European Union in a shock referendum a year ago, becoming the first ever member state ever to do so, but the regional breakdown of the results varied hugely.

Author: 0 Iran says Tehran attackers had been to IS bastions Mosul, Raqa

According to the Guardian, this the first attack conducted by ISIS inside majority-Shia Iran. Hours after conciliatory comments from his State Department, the president on Wednesday offered a seemingly contradictory statement , providing solace to the victims while delivering a broadside against Tehran.

Global Media Paris police shoot man who attacked officer outside Notre Dame Cathedral
Author: 0 Paris police shoot man who attacked officer outside Notre Dame Cathedral

Prosecutors confirmed the area would remain on lockdown until police were confident there was no further threat. Another officer "then reacted with self-control, pulled out immediately and fired", Collomb said. He echoed British Prime Minister Theresa May who in the wake of the London Bridge attack said Britain was facing a new trend where militants are inspired by "copying one another and often using the crudest of means of attack".

Author: 0 Trump Friday Twitter: Vindicates self, proclaims 'Comey is a leaker!'

Mr Comey testified under oath. Trump told reporters during a joint press conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis that he never asked Comey for a loyalty pledge or urged him to scuttle an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn .

Author: 0 May to forge 'government of certainty' with DUP backing

DUP leader Arlene Foster said she had spoken with Conservative leader May and would start talks on propping up the party, declaring that keeping Northern Ireland in the United Kingdom would be "our guiding star". There are significant policy differences between the DUP and the Conservatives, and leader Arlene Foster , has been mired in controversy over an energy deal that will cost taxpayers around $750 million.

Author: 0 The Explainer: What does the British election results mean?

The Labour Party gained 32 seats, jumping from 229 to 261, setting back May and the Conservative Party . Following David Cameron's Brexit debacle on June 23, 2016, this marks the second time in less than a year that an over-confident, Conservative Party leader has been wrongly convinced of the British electorate's readiness to support his or her political mandate.

Author: 0 CCTV reveals the moment police shot London Bridge terrorists

Although Islamic State militants have claimed responsibility for the attack , Mr Haydon said there was no evidence the attackers - Pakistani-born Briton Khuram Butt, Italian Youssef Zaghba and Rachid Redouane who had links to Libya, Morocco and Ireland - were directed by anyone else, either in Britain or overseas.

Author: 0 Tillerson says Qatar blockade 'hindering' military operations

Rex Tillerson's statement comes five days after Saudi Arabia, Bahrain , the UAE and Egypt cut diplomatic ties and transport links with Qatar, closing, air land and sea borders over and sending the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries into their largest crisis in years.

Author: 0 Qatari crisis could spell new trouble for embattled Hamas

For weeks, Palestinians have rallied at the border fence after activists affiliated with Hamas called for protests there. Israel later withdrew from Gaza but lay a siege to it. "It is no secret to anyone how the Zionist enemy exploits such statements to commit more violations and crimes against our people and our land and our sanctities and the right of Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque", it added.

Global Media Sessions said to suggest resigning as tensions grow with Trump
Author: 0 Sessions said to suggest resigning as tensions grow with Trump

Sessions' week went from really bad to holy-cow-what-else-can-happen-to-me on Thursday when fired FBI Director James Comey testified about his interactions with Trump over the Russian Federation investigation. Things have gotten so tense between Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the AG offered to resign his position, which Trump did not accept.

Global Media Security services to review terror operations amid questions on London attackers
Author: 0 Security services to review terror operations amid questions on London attackers

Chigbo told Reuters that the man he knew as "Abz" had shown interest in a van he had rented. Met police also said on Tuesday they had made a fresh arrest in the East London neighbourhood of Barking. British counter-terrorism police and MI5 have procedures in place for moving individuals from the active risk bucket of investigations into the residual risk bucket.

Global Media London Bridge attacker tried to rent larger truck
Author: 0 London Bridge attacker tried to rent larger truck

After leaving the vehicle, the terrorists used 12-inch ceramic knives with pink blades in a stabbing spree. It is thought three victims were killed on the bridge - including one man who was thrown into the Thames - before the attackers left the vehicle and stabbed five people to death around Borough Market.

Author: 0 Scottish Tory leader 'given gay rights pledge from PM over DUP tie-up'

Arlene Foster, the head of the DUP, said in 2016: "I would not want abortion to be as freely available here as it is in England and don't support the extension of the 1967 act". Following the election result, she told Radio Ulster: "It's too soon to say what we're going to do yet". "Owen Paterson needs to get up to speed, fast: we are a pro-choice country which supports a woman's right to choose and one where Parliament recently voted for the decriminalisation of abortion up to 24 weeks".

Author: 0 UK election surprise adds to Japanese Brexit worries

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called on the Prime Minister to resign, saying she should "go and make way for a government that is truly representative of this country". "The arguments the Conservative Party put forward in this election have lost, and we need to change". "May fights to remain PM", said the front page of the Daily Telegraph , while the Times of London said: "May stares into the abyss".

Author: 0 British PM Theresa May to form government after party weakened by election

The Welsh leader has, as Richard Wyn Jones put it , managed to seize "control of the constitutional agenda for the devolutionist wing of the Welsh Labour party ". The fast-moving events both flummoxed and fascinated voters. The finance expert continued: "With Brexit negotiations due to start in little over a week, many in Brussels will be secretly licking their lips at the prospect of Britain's weakened leader kicking off the process in shame rather than with a swagger".

Author: 0 Burr delights Trump base with Comey grilling

Allegations that the Trump campaign conspired with Russian Federation to manipulate the 2016 election have - along with Trump's outsized personality - defined his presidency so far. Comey said the Trump administration had lied and defamed him and the Federal Bureau of Investigation after his firing by saying the agency was in disarray and that the workforce had lost confidence in him.

Author: 0 European Union presses Britain to get its act together for Brexit talks

In either scenario, if the Conservatives do form a coalition, it probably does even less than the 2010-2015 coalition, which had a 76-seat majority. If final results shift radically from exit polls, we'll revisit this take. "With a weak negotiating partner , there's a danger that the negotiations will turn out badly for both sides". In the short span that Theresa May was at the helm after her predecessor David Cameron had quit office taking responsibility for the adverse European ...

Author: 0 Iran says 5 Tehran attackers had fought for IS

Iranian police say they have arrested several suspects in their investigation into the attacks on parliament and the tomb of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who led the 1979 revolution against the USA -backed shah and is considered the founder of the Islamic republic.

Author: 0 Trump goes on offensive against ex-FBI chief, calling him a 'leaker'

Trump said Comey was sacked in part because FBI personnel had "lost confidence" in the bureau's director. Comey had laid bare on Capitol Hill months of distrust of the president, bluntly asserting that Trump had fired him to interfere with the probe of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign.

Author: 0 Trump dismisses ex-FBI director Comey as a 'leaker'

WASHINGTON ( CNN ) - A defiant President Donald Trump said Friday he was willing to testify under oath about his conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey . Comey's testimony neither exonerated nor convicted the president, instead laying out a road map of questions for Mueller to follow about Trump's conduct, a path it could take Mueller months, even years, to follow.

Author: 0 Mexico to Merkel: we want 'significant increase' in trade

Merkel has been on a tour to rally support among Group of 20 nations ahead of a July 7-8 summit in Hamburg and visited Argentina before heading to Mexico on her Latin America trip. Brussels' chief negotiator Michel Barnier has said the talks would begin when Britain was ready, suggesting he would consider a short delay. Jean-Claude Juncker, head of the European Commission , said he wanted discussions to proceed without delay, while Michel Barnier, the EU's chief negotiator for Brexit, ...

Author: 0 Aussie Aaron Mooy's Huddersfield win 'richest game' to earn EPL promotion

David Wagner , 45, led Huddersfield Town to its first-ever promotion to the Premier League as the Terriers beat Reading 4-3 on penalty kicks after a tense Championship Playoff Final at Wembley which ended 0-0 after 120 minutes. "This is a very hard competition, and my thoughts are with the other three teams [in the play-offs] as well". "We said we wanted to leave our comfort zone to be competitive".

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