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Iran minister calls Trump's condolences for attacks 'repugnant'

Another attack involving an explosion took place near the Imam Khomeini shrine. "We are focused on intelligence"-gathering, he said". The Australian Embassy in Tehran was monitoring the situation and was in contact with Iranian authorities to determine whether any Australians were affected, the foreign ministry office said. Read More »

Trump heading to Ohio to talk infrastructure

Trump began by thanking OH for his win saying, "supposed to be close...wasn't close", drawing laughter from the crowd. Dresden Lock and Dam on the Illinois River near Morris, Illinois, U.S. Charles Schumer , D-NY, have cast the plan as benefitting private investors by raising new tolls on highways and bridges. "The idea that the private sector is going to provide a charitable donation to states to build roads is not how it works", said Beth Osborne, senior policy adviser at the ... Read More »

Trump eases Qatar critique, offers to mediate Gulf spat

Yemen's internationally backed government also severed relations with Qatar, as did the government in eastern Libya and the Maldives. Zarif, in phone talks with top diplomats of the European Union, Turkey, Indonesia , Iraq, Oman, Tunisia, Malaysia, Lebanon, Algeria, Qatar and Kuwait, stressed the need to encourage a dialogue between the parties to the dispute, IRNA reported on Tuesday. Read More »

London mayor says Trump will not 'divide our communities'

FOREIGN SECRETARY Boris Johnson has said there is "no reason" to cancel Donald Trump's state visit despite the US President's attacks on London Mayor Sadiq Khan . It also noted that Khan "is busy working with the police , emergency services and the government to coordinate the response to this horrific and cowardly terrorist attack ". Read More »

British Police Name Third Attacker From Saturday's Rampage In London


As details about Butt emerged, they prompted questions of whether he could have been stopped sooner. In fact, Butt was one of the main characters in a television documentary called The Jihadis Next Door . Police say he was not a "subject of interest" to police or the intelligence services. "We're calling for a restoration of police numbers, and there's a call being made for her to go, because of what she's done on the police numbers". Read More »

RNC says Trump knew firing Comey was risky

About an hour before Just's tweet , the Senate Intelligence committee released the testimony that fired FBI Director James Comey prepared for the panel's hearing Thursday. Trump insisted that he needed "loyalty" from him and told Comey, "You will always get honesty from me". "Because we typically look for someone who is going to be independent , but also that that position is treated independently". Read More »

ECB president says risks to economy diminished


People walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, June 8 , 2017. DRONE ON: Ambarella turned in better-than-expected quarterly results, but its stock sank 10.5 per cent after the video compression chip maker's guidance on sales of vision chips used by drones stoked concern among investors. Read More »

Tuipulotu dropped for Lions clash


Hansen played down the Lions' lacklustre start to their tour, after their narrow victory over the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians and 22-16 loss to the Blues. "We also understand that with the potential test match focus of it, we have to adapt", Robertson said. Barrett is joined by his brothers, lock Scott and fly-half Beauden, in Hansen's party, making them the first sibling trio to be selected in the same All Blacks squad. Read More »

Trump says Qatar dispute could end terror

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt , Bahrain and Yemen have suspended all diplomatic ties to gas-rich Qatar, halting flights to and from the country and ordering Qatari citizens to leave within 14 days. Political risk consultancy Eurasia Group says the "risk of a coup is significant". The rift comes less than a month after Trump visited Saudi Arabia and called for Muslim nations to unite against extremism. Read More »

Emirati diplomat to AP: Qatar rides 'tiger of extremism'

According to UAE's Foreign Affairs Minister, Anwar Gargash, economic embargo could be imposed against Qatar while Bahrain said "any options" were on the table as the crisis in the Gulf showed no signs of abating on Thursday. The Gulf countries have ordered their citizens out of Qatar and given Qataris overseas 14 days to return home. While its flag carrier Qatar Airways now flies increasingly over Iran and Turkey, the airline has been blocked from landing elsewhere in the Middle East. Read More »

US condemns attacks that killed 12 in Iran

SADJADPOUR: Well, I suspect that ISIS had tried for years to launch an attack within Iran, but it's not easy for them because Iran is a country which is more than 90 percent Shiite. ISIS has claimed responsibility. In contrast, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution within hours condemning "the barbaric and cowardly terrorist attacks" in Tehran and calling for the organizers, perpetrators, and financiers to face justice. Read More »

Trump points to travel ban after reports of London attacks


Speaking to an annual fundraiser for Ford's Theater in Washington Sunday night, Trump says "this bloodshed must end, this bloodshed will end". Mr Trump also repeated calls for his stalled travel ban , took on gun control supporters and pledged that the United States would be there to help London. Read More »

UAE warns citizens of punishment over sympathy with Qatar on social media

The announcement follows a major diplomatic rift between Qatar , the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain , all members of the powerful Gulf Cooperation Council over allegations that the small, but wealthy peninsula state supports terrorism. US President Donald Trump made a series of tweets on Tuesday calling into question his commitment to the peninsular nation after earlier telling Qatar's ruling emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani that "we've been friends now for a long time". Read More »

Alleged leaker's parents fear Trump will be tough on case


Russian hackers attacked at least one US voting software supplier days before the 2016 presidential election, acco. "She's not a flight risk", said Gary Davis, Winner's stepfather. The Intercept contacted the NSA and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence for its article. Snowden in 2013 leaked a huge cache of classified information that exposed the existence of a warrantless surveillance program run by USA intelligence agencies. Read More »

Russian Federation denies reports of hacking Qatar's state news agency

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani meets with U.S. President Donald Trump in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia , in May. While Qatar maintained the story was false, the report was followed by diplomatic problems between the country and other Middle Eastern nations Bahrain, Egypt , Saudi Arabia, as well as the UAE. Read More »

Trump suggests Iran bears some blame for attacks

Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked Iran's parliament and the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran on Wednesday morning, killing at least 12 people in a twin assault at the heart of the Islamic Republic, Iranian officials and media said. Read More »

Polls open in United Kingdom election after campaign marred by attacks

At the time of the announcement, May's Conservatives held a 20-point lead in the polls and looked a lock to be returned, but in the weeks that followed the polls have tightened considerably. Had the next election occurred on schedule, it would have occurred after a Brexit deal had been negotiated. How will today's election affect our Brexit vote? If the Conservatives fail to expand their majority this could weigh heavily on Sterling, provoking fresh nerves over the upcoming ... Read More »

Twin attacks on Iran parliament, Khomeini shrine, 1 dead

All four attackers were killed by security forces, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. The attackers were holding a number of hostages inside the highly-fortified parliament building, Press TV reported, as Iranian officials scrambled to establish who was behind the attacks or whether they were coordinated. Read More »

Qatar says state news agency first hacked in April

Meanwhile, Turkey's main exporters group said it was ready to meet food and water needs in Qatar , while a Qatari official said Doha was in talks with Iran and Turkey to ensure trade disruptions do not create shortages of food. "Our relationship with the U.S. speaks for itself". "They want to have a relationship with everybody so that they can maneuver and, I think, play this role on the world stage that contrasts dramatically with the size of their country", Gates said. Read More »

UK voters prioritize security in wake of attacks


In the 2015 General Election , there were 3,209 candidates across all the English constituencies, 493 more than are standing on Thursday. Polls opened nationwide at 7 select lawmakers for the House of Commons. Polling stations have opened across England for voting in the general election . You don't need to bring your polling card with you to vote and if you have lost it - go to and enter your postcode to find out where you should vote. Read More »

Theresa May regretting election call now, Nicola Sturgeon claims


The polls also suggest Scotland could see a Tory resurgence on the back of Ms Davidson's consistent message of opposition to a second independence referendum. Like Northern Ireland and London, Scotland voted in favour of staying in the European Union in last year's referendum only to be outvoted by the leave votes of England and Wales. Read More »

Italy 'failed to warn United Kingdom security services of Youssef Zaghba's terror threat'

Newspaper Corriere wrote that Zaghba , who worked in a London restaurant, was stopped at Bologna airport in 2016 when he was trying to fly to Syria . Police on Tuesday also arrested a 27-year-old man in Barking on suspicion of violating the Terrorism Act and a residence there was being searched. In two videos viewed by CNN, Butt is among a group of men searched by police in 2015 after a member of the public reported seeing the group praying in a park with what appeared to be an ISIS ... Read More »

Assembly to meet today on cattle notification


Under this rule, the list of animals that can not be bought or sold for slaughter through cattle markets includes cows, bulls, buffaloes, heifers, calves and camels. It had observed that it can not interfere with societal balance and harmony by questioning centuries-old customs of diverse religious faiths and traditions. Read More »

House Democrats launch longshot bid to impeach Trump


Why didn't Comey report it at the time, or when he first got fired, rather than waiting for the invitation from the committee to testify? Sen. Comey also informs Trump on the existence of unverified material collected by a former British agent. Read More »