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Author: 0 Russia calls for dialogue in Qatar crisis

In response to #45's tweet arguing that diplomatically cutting off Qatar, home to the largest USA military base in the Arab region, will help bring an "end to the horror of terrorism", the secretary of state told The New York Times he hopes for a "a calm and thoughtful dialogue" to resolve the Gulf conflict.

Global Media Poland condemns Iran terrorist attack
Author: 0 Poland condemns Iran terrorist attack

If the IS claim is true, the bomb and gun attack would be the group's first successful attack in Iran , which is predominantly Shiite Muslim and regarded by Sunni militants as a nation of heretics. The death toll of the two attacks has risen to 17 while more than 40 people are injured. One of the men speaks in the Sorani dialect common among Kurds in northeastern Iraq and northwestern Iran .

Author: 0 ISIS Attacks Iran and Accusations Fly

Due to security and privacy concerns for their families, the Ministry of Intelligence identified the terrorists only by their first names and did not disclose their last names. Iranian forces are backing embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad while the Shiite power also is supporting militias fighting against the extremists in Iraq.

Author: 0 Iran arrests 8 suspected of supporting Tehran attacks

Two guards, 10 government staffers and five civilians were killed. In a message read at the funeral of victims of terror attacks, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei offered condolences to families of the victims, noting that such acts will have no impact on will of the Iranian nation.

Author: 0 Merkel assumes May will stick to Brexit talks plan

Oettinger's boss, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, said his Brexit negotiating team under Michel Barnier was ready: "The clock is ticking ", Juncker said. Farage warned that in the event that May can not form a government and Labour creates a coalition "then I think Brexit is in some trouble". That would also make it improbable that Britain could secure the rapid free trade agreement it wants with the European Union after it leaves.

Author: 0 French elect parliament as polls forecast Macron landslide

Voting kicks off in the first round of France's parliamentary elections Saturday, with people going to the polls in Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and other French territories in the Americas. Given Macron's attempts to clean up French politics, he faced embarrassment on Friday when his small centrist ally, the MoDem party, was placed under preliminary investigation on suspicion of employing fake parliamentary assistants at the European Parliament.

Author: 0 AAP team to be denied entry into violence-hit Mandsaur

I know your problems", he said. "We (state government) are going to start buying Tur and Urad pulses from farmers at MSP from June 10", he said. "Several important issues including seventh pay scale for employees are pending with the government".

Author: 0 Turkey's FM: Qatar row should be solved peacefully

On Monday, Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates , Egypt and Bahrain led a string of countries that cut ties with Qatar over what they say is the emirate's financing of extremist groups and its ties to Iran, Saudi Arabia's regional arch-rival.

Author: 0 Angela Merkel expects Brexit talks to begin 'within days'

She instead not only failed to build up her position but lost the majority altogether. British voters failed to deliver a widely expected parliamentary majority for the Conservative party in Thursday's general election, dealing a major blow to Prime Minister Theresa May just days ahead of hard Brexit talks with the EU.

Global Media Comey testimony watched by an estimated 19.5 million viewers
Author: 0 Comey testimony watched by an estimated 19.5 million viewers

The major outlets divided Thursday's audience up fairly evenly, with leader ABC's 3.295 million viewers followed closely by CBS with 3.286 million. Because the hearing started at 10 a.m. Comey alleged the president requested " loyalty " during a private dinner and directed him to drop an FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Author: 0 In Georgia, a Democratic upset depends on a balancing act

Tonight the candidates debate for the first time. "Secretary Handel supports a bill that would gut the protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions", Ossoff said. "I have been working on women's health issues for almost my entire life", Handel shot back. "I've been knowing this young man for a long, long time", Lewis said.

Author: 0 London attackers had Molotov cocktails, tried to hire truck, police say

It has emerged that the London Bridge attackers were looking to carry out a larger-scale assault, as they tried to rent a 7.5-ton truck on the morning of the attack. The three attackers were wearing fake suicide belts consisting of plastic water bottles wrapped in gray duct tape. She said that includes "whether you see something suspicious, you know somebody who has started to behave strangely, you are hiring a vehicle to somebody and you have concerns about them".

Author: 0 Pentagon: 3 US soldiers killed, 1 wounded in Afghanistan

He said the Afghan soldier was killed after the attack. Afghan and American officials are investigating the incident. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid in an email statement claimed responsibility for the attack, known as green-on-blue attacks, saying the attacking soldier was "an infiltrator" and had killed four USA soldiers.

Global Media Terrorists behind London Bridge attack tried to hire 7.5-tonne truck
Author: 0 Terrorists behind London Bridge attack tried to hire 7.5-tonne truck

Mr Haydon said: "When I come back to Butt trying to get hold of a 7.5 tonne lorry - the effect could have been even worse". Although the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the London Bridge attack , police have said there was no evidence that the perpetrators - 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 Trump, finally, says he commits the US to NATO mutual defense pact

Comey would not say whether he thought the president sought to obstruct justice, but added it would be up to special counsel Robert Mueller , who is now investigating the Russian Federation allegations, "to sort that out". "Those were lies, plain and simple", Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee . Speaking to reporters a day after Mr Comey testified to the Senate intelligence panel, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said it was "beyond the pale" that Mr Trump had asked ...

Author: 0 Jeff Sessions to Testify to Intel Panel Tuesday to Rebut Comey

It would also leave Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who appointed a special counsel to head the Russian Federation probe, in charge of the Justice Department until a replacement is found. Trump, doesn't want to quit and doesn't believe he should". The president then started complaining about the FBI investigation and Comey's handling of it, said officials familiar with the account Coats gave to associates.

Author: 0 Gone rogue - Afghan commando kills two United States soldiers

An Afghan official said the deaths and injury stem from an attack by an Afghan soldier, who also died. An Afghan source who declined to be named tells CBS News the gunman was the commander of an 11-soldier unit. The soldiers' identities weren't immediately available nor were their military branch. The latest attack comes as US President Donald Trump's administration is considering sending more troops to Afghanistan.

Author: 0 Trump tells Qatar to stop funding terrorism

Saudi Arabia and the other nations cited Qatar's relations with Iran , as well as what they say is Qatar's support for extremist groups such as Hamas , al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood . Turkey's Hurriyet newspaper reported that the initial deployment would be a military assessment team arriving in the coming days to consider reinforcing a 90-strong mission already based in Doha .

Author: 0 May's top aides resign after United Kingdom election fiasco

The campaign failed to get "Theresa's positive plan for the future across" or "notice the surge in Labour support". She also confirmed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a phone call yesterday that Britain was ready to begin Brexit negotiations "as planned in the next couple of weeks", reassuring European Union leaders who had expressed doubts after May's electoral losses.

Author: 0 USA investigators seek Trump-Comey conservation memos

At Thursday's hearing, the following statement by Mr. Comey was, in my view, the most devastating evidence that the president obstructed justice in the Flynn investigation. Comey said he shared his notes to spark an investigation into whether the president tried to end the Flynn probe. The president also tweeted about one of the other bombshells that came out of the testimony hearing-that Comey helped orchestrate a leak of his personal memos of his interactions with Trump to the ...

Author: 0 London Bridge terrorists planned larger attack using heavy truck and Molotov cocktails

Metropolitan Police Inspector Jim Cole poses for a photo at New Scotland Yard , London , where he described his role in the police response to the London Bridge attack, Friday, June 9, 2017. She said she has been "humbled and privileged" to hear of the heroic actions of members of the public and the emergency services in their response to the attack.

Global Media Gadhafi's son released after more than 5 years of detention
Author: 0 Gadhafi's son released after more than 5 years of detention

As such, the rival governments agreed to create the Government of National Accord (GNA), form the Presidency Council and end the political impasse in late 2015. Saif al-Islam, 44, was born on 25 June 1972. The former playboy often appeared in the West as the public face of the Gaddafi regime and was his father's heir-apparent.

Author: 0 Qatar says no expulsions of nationals from countries that cut ties

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks about Qatar at the State Department in Washington, Friday June 9, 2017. Human rights group Amnesty International has condemned the blockade taken by Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain against Qatar, saying the countries are toying with the lives of thousands of Gulf residents as part of their dispute with Qatar.

Author: 0 16 states ask Supreme Court to revive Trump travel ban

In a series of Monday morning tweets , Trump says the Justice Department "should have stayed" with his first executive order aimed at temporarily halting entry to the US from a half-dozen Muslim majority countries . The high court also is being asked to uphold the constitutionality of the Trump travel policy, which lower courts have blocked because it shows anti-Muslim prejudice.

Author: 0 U.S. intel chiefs 'never felt pressured to intervene' with Russian Federation probe

Two intelligence chiefs testified Wednesday that they have never felt pressured to take improper actions regarding any intelligence matter, including the investigation regarding Russia's meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. "If any of this is true, it would be an appalling and improper use of our intelligence professionals, an act that could erode the public's confidence in our intelligence institutions", Senator Mark Warner said.

Author: 0 Trump goes on the attack after Comey testimony

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday boasted of the GOP's accomplishments under Trump thus far, and promised more to come, making no mention of Comey in a speech. director would have a central and threatening role in the theatre of this Presidency, yet neither Trump nor his advisers and allies seem to have figured out what to say about him.

Global Media Trump rages against ex-FBI chief James Comey, calls him a 'leaker'
Author: 0 Trump rages against ex-FBI chief James Comey, calls him a 'leaker'

This has raised questions as to why Comey didn't tell others, including the attorney general . Trump cryptically refused to say whether those private exchanges were taped - a matter at the heart of the conflicting accounts of what passed between them at a time when Comey was leading an FBI investigation into Russia's interference in the presidential election and its ties to the Trump campaign.

Author: 0 SNP losses mean independence vote 'unlikely' says Scottish Grocers Federation

The former SNP leader said that it was a surge in Labour support down to Jeremy Corbyn that helped the Tories take seats from the SNP. He is also the party's overall deputy leader. "What we've got is a crushing result for the SNP, they've lost 20 seats if not more and further than that they've watched their majorities crumble".

Global Media General Election: 'Useless' Theresa May must go say MPs
Author: 0 General Election: 'Useless' Theresa May must go say MPs

At the time , she was talking up her ability to negotiate with Europe. She would then be called upon to prove her majority on the floor of the House of Commons possibly after the Queen's address is through on June 19. "Yet another own goal , after Cameron now May, will make already complex negotiations even more complicated", tweeted Guy Verhofstadt, the former Belgian premier who is the European Parliament's point man for the Brexit process.

Global Media Sri Lanka ready to deal with health issues following floods
Author: 0 Sri Lanka ready to deal with health issues following floods

In this photo taken on Saturday, May 27, 2017, shows an aerial view of a damaged road blocked with a mudslide in a residential area of Kiriella, in Ratnapura district of Sri Lanka . Sri Lanka has also sought worldwide assistance, with India rushing a naval ship equipped with a medical team and other supplies on Saturday. Government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said relief operations had intensified following a break in the monsoon rain, with medical teams reinforcing hospitals in affected ...

Global Media President Trump talks end of terrorism in latest tweets
Author: 0 President Trump talks end of terrorism in latest tweets

U.S. President Donald Trump is defending his frequent 140-character messages on Twitter, saying it's his way of reaching the public without his words being filtered through traditional news outlets. 'These tweets may make some ppl feel better, but they certainly won't help OSG get 5 votes in SCOTUS, which is what actually matters. Trump's use of Twitter also came under fire last week when the President, without context or follow-up for hours, tweeted, "Despite the negative press covfefe" ...

Author: 0 First among equals as Halep, Ostapenko eye French title

Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko defeated Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the French Open Final on Saturday. Halep only had 10 unforced errors, compared to 54 for Ostapenko, but the Latvian made up for that with 54 winners. The bubbly character from Riga answers questions in a similar fashion to her playing style - rattling off quickfire answers with an innocence that endeared her to the Parisian crowd.

Global Media Die, many injured in IS attacks on Iran
Author: 0 Die, many injured in IS attacks on Iran

Iran has slammed US President Donald Trump's response to Wednesday's twin terror attacks in Tehran as "repugnant", as the death toll from the ISIS-claimed assaults rose to 16. Armed assailants, dressed as women, attacked the parliament buildings in the morning. Iran also has been fiercely opposed to the militant group. The Revolutionary Guards' accusation comes at a time of heightened Saudi-Iranian tensions following a regional rift with Qatar.

Global Media Pressure on authorities intensifies as London toll rises to eight
Author: 0 Pressure on authorities intensifies as London toll rises to eight

The Times newspaper also said it had obtained footage of the men laughing and joking five days before the attack as they met outside the Ummah Fitness Centre, a gym in east London where Butt trained. According to the reports, the British and Moroccan secret services were notified of Zaghba's status as a potential militant. Xavier Thomas (45) had not been seen since Saturday night.

Global Media Trump's Vile Condemnation Of Tehran Attacks Implies Iran Deserved It
Author: 0 Trump's Vile Condemnation Of Tehran Attacks Implies Iran Deserved It

President Trump had earlier said , " We grieve and pray for the innocent victims of the terrorist attacks in Iran, and for the Iranian people who are going through such challenging times ". Iranian security officials counter that it is their regional rival Saudi Arabia, a close United States ally, that is responsible for funding and spreading the ideology that most closely resembles ISIL's.

Global Media Qatar, accused of supporting terrorism, hires ex-US attorney general
Author: 0 Qatar, accused of supporting terrorism, hires ex-US attorney general

Sunni-ruled Bahrain's strict cyber crime law prohibits the expression of dissent online, including via social media . In Yemen - mired in conflict since Saudi Arabia launched an air war in 2015 against the Houthi movement that controls the capital - a southern Yemeni secessionist council armed by the UAE opposes the internationally recognised government because it includes the Qatar-backed Muslim Brotherhood .

Global Media @CongPalazzo Votes to End Dodd-Frank
Author: 0 @CongPalazzo Votes to End Dodd-Frank

The R Street Institute praises today's vote by the U.S. House to pass the Financial CHOICE Act , legislation that begins to unwind the Dodd-Frank Act's overly complicated and burdensome response to the financial crisis of 2008. Support for The Financial Choice Act comes from community banks , credit unions, taxpayer protection advocates and veteran's groups, according to Knight.

Global Media Trump offers to help resolve Gulf crisis, UAE tightens squeeze on Qatar
Author: 0 Trump offers to help resolve Gulf crisis, UAE tightens squeeze on Qatar

The article quoted Qatar's Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani as cautioning against confrontation with Iran, as well as defending the Palestinian group Hamas and Hezbollah, a Lebanese Shi'ite movement allied with Tehran. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and other Arab nations cut off relations with Qatar after accusing it of supporting terrorism. But there have been few signs of progress as officials from Qatar and its Arab neighbours in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) pursue shuttle diplomacy.

Global Media Texas governor calls special session, leaves out constitutional carry
Author: 0 Texas governor calls special session, leaves out constitutional carry

Although the life of the mother exception is common and considerable to most in abortion discussions, and a popular justification by the Left, evidence suggests that the vast majority of partial birth and D&E abortions are obtained by women who can not make a firm decision until late in the pregnancy about whether or not to abort their baby.

Global Media New arrest made, as police release more details on London Bridge attack
Author: 0 New arrest made, as police release more details on London Bridge attack

They saw a man dragged from a house and arrested while armed officers led three women out to a neighbouring garden and told them to keep their heads down. The first man, 27, was detained on suspicion of the preparation of terrorist acts, while the second, 33, was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply controlled drugs.

Author: 0 UK Election: Queen OKs May Going Coalition Route

But another prominent internal critic, former education secretary Nicky Morgan, said May should "carry on" and was "entitled" to see whether she can form an administration. "The Prime Minister has spoken with me this morning and we will enter discussions with the Conservatives to explore how it may be possible to bring stability to our nation at this time of great challenge".

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