The US today appealed to Saudi Arabia and its regional allies to ease their blockade of Qatar, saying it is hindering US military actions in the region and the fight against the Islamic State. Launching an extraordinary allegation against a key USA military partner, Trump derided what he called Qatar's "extremist ideology in terms of funding" terrorist groups, an accusation Qatar has repeatedly and vehemently denied.
Analysts suggest that the twin attacks in Iran by IS, whose members are largely Sunni, reflect the shrinkage of the group's "caliphate" in Syria and Iraq under diverse pressure from Shiite militias and airstrikes by a US-led coalition. State TV broadcast the ceremony live. Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi has said Iran identified several jihadists, where they meet and where they hide.
These pink ceramic knives were covered with adhesive tape and had a leather strap, which attracted special attention by the police, who appeal for anyone with more information about them to come forward. The men jumped out clutching the ceramic kitchen knives. Prime Minister Theresa May, a former home secretary, came under particular scrutiny for cuts to the police.
One of those wounded later died of injuries sustained in the attack. He said the Afghan soldier was killed after the attack. The Taliban has claimed responsibility, saying a Taliban loyalist infiltrated Afghan forces "just to attack foreign forces".
State police accuse Randy Stair of gunning down three of his coworkers inside the Weis Market near Tunkhannock before taking his own life, during an overnight shift Wednesday. Stair "continued firing shots throughout the store", police said, before fatally shooting himself in the head. State police confirm images from a YouTube channel Stair used to post anime videos.
Judd Legum at Think Progress said , "Instead of testifying publicly before the appropriations committees, where these matters could be discussed in the light of day, Sessions will appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee". Jeff Sessions , a longtime senator until President Donald Trump picked him as U.S. attorney general, heads to Congress this coming week when he will face a grilling about his Russian interactions.
With air support from a US-led coalition, the SDF has spent months sealing off the militants in Raqqa, the heart of their territory in war-ravaged Syria. In addition to the Kurdish and Arab forces, about 900 USA military troops are on the ground in Syria, mostly functioning in an advisory role for the Syrians and forming a cooperative anti-ISIS force called the Operation Inherent Resolve.
It doesn't grant you much distance, but it's the fastest way to see every Trump tweet. And for him to think that the President of the United States does not have the resources to get an "honest and unfiltered message out" is, as he would say , Sad.
May's authority over her party was shattered by the election result. Downing St. said the Cabinet will discuss the agreement on Monday. A party spokesperson confirmed the resignation of Hill, a combative character who one ex-colleague said had helped create a "toxic" atmosphere at the heart of government.
The Prime Minister had called for the snap election back in April . European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said he wanted Brexit discussions to proceed without delay, while Michel Barnier , the EU's chief negotiator for Brexit, said "negotiations should start when United Kingdom is ready".
Despite her party losing 12 seats , May has not resigned and has asked the Queen's permission to form a minority government with the support of the Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ) from Northern Ireland , who won 10 seats on Thursday night.
Ryan. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told reporters: "I'm very leery of a healthcare bill passing the Senate that can get through the House". The House GOP bill would permit states to opt out of both provisions, sparking harsh criticism that Republicans are backtracking on their promise to protect people with pre-existing conditions.
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.
I will miss him in the physical world and savor him always in the world of imagination and creativity. Julie Newmar, one of three actresses to play Catwoman during the show's run, told CNN's Fredricka Whitfield that West "was and will be and always will be the finest Batman ever".
Of the eight people killed, British authorities have publicly identified two Australian nationals: Kirsty Boden, as confirmed Tuesday by NHS England, and Sara Zelenak, as confirmed Wednesday by police . Police said it is not yet known how Butt knew Redouane, 30, who was believed to have been carrying an Irish-issued ID when he was shot dead by police.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , speaking to reporters shortly before Trump's remarks, said the Gulf countries' land and air blockade of Doha is hurting the campaign against ISIS , an assessment Pentagon officials only partially corroborated.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
Lewis on asking to fight Hunt: "I believe when it's time for me to renegotiate my contract, it'd be easier to get what I want". Low kicks from Mark Hunt will help to chop down Lewis and get him stationary in front of the Super Samoan- not somewhere an opponent should be.
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 ...
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The non-metallic nature of the knives suggests the killers may have been concerned about metal detectors. London's Metropolitan Police announced in a statement that the knives were found "on or nearby" the three attackers who were shot dead by police during the attack.
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.
The new stance suggests a desire by the administration to support Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations that cut diplomatic ties with Qatar earlier this week - essentially picking sides in a regional row in the heart of the Sunni Muslim world.
While infrastructure was initially seen as an area where Republican and Democrats could work together, Democrats have balked at Trump's plans for financing improvements, arguing they would result in taxpayer-funded corporate profits, with costs offloaded on consumers.
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.
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".
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.
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 ...
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" ...