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Saudi and Egypt seeks Hamid Karzai's support against Qatar

Tillerson "will continue his efforts to de-escalate tensions in the Middle East region through in-person meetings and phone conversations with Gulf and regional leaders", she said in a brief statement. They accused Doha of supporting terrorist groups, particularly the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as interfering in other countries' domestic affairs. "There is zero trust, but we need a monitoring system and we need our Western friends to play a role in this", Gargash told the Guardian. Read More »

Cosby jury hunkers down for 3rd day in sex assault case

Cosby is accused of giving Constand three pills that she says incapacitated her before he sexually assaulted her at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. On Wednesday afternoon, they asked to rehear Constand's testimony about the night of the alleged assault . Late Wednesday, they filed into Courtroom A in the stately Montgomery County courthouse after asking to re-listen to all of Constand's testimony about the night she says Cosby tricked her into taking pills that left her ... Read More »

Dozens killed in Portuguese forest fires

More than 350 soldiers were joining Sunday the 700 firefighters who were struggling to put out the blaze since Saturday, the government said. A man on the balcony of a house looks up at a forest fire raging on a hillside above the village of Avelar, central Portugal, before sunrise Sunday, June 18, 2017. Read More »

Ashraf Ghani offers Taliban peace talks to be part of national mainstream

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The hilly, wind-swept cemetery was littered with human remains, with one witness telling AFP that "people were blown to pieces" due to the impact of the blasts. The conference comes after a series of bombings and clashes in the capital. The uptick in violence this week coincides with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, a period marked by both fasting and contemplation. Read More »

USA military wounded in Afghanistan attack

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The attackers, some dressed in Afghan military uniforms, managed to pass through two checkpoints in military vehicles before being stopped, after which they opened fire on the busy compound. He said reports claiming the soldiers had been killed were false. A second report done in 2011 by US military psychologists and behavioral scientists, who interviewed dozens of Afghan and American soldiers, discovered a dramatic cultural disconnect, with most Afghan soldiers feeling mistreated and ... Read More »

Diane Abbott reappointed shadow home secretary

Ms Abbott took a break from the frontbench towards the end of the election campaign to recover from an illness, which she later revealed to be Type 2 diabetes. She insisted that she was managing her condition and felt ready to return to work. "I'm sorry for her obviously, that she's got this condition, and clearly it's now a matter for her to get properly diagnosed, properly treated and I wish her very well". Read More »

Putin present to see Russian Federation kick off Confederations Cup

The 8-nation tournament features the host nation, 2014 World Cup victor Germany and champions of FIFA's six continental governing bodies. Portugal and Mexico , who meet on Sunday, are the other two teams in Group A. After New Zealand lost possession in a unsafe area, Poloz's neat touch released Glushakov, who clipped his finish over Marinovic and off the post before Boxall bundled the ball into his own net as he and Smith frantically tried to clear. Read More »

Trump calls House health bill 'mean'

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Senate Minority Leader Sen. But it may well still happen, though any bill passing the Senate would have to be reconciled with the different House version. To the contrary, the ACA passed after months of revisions, amendments, public hearings and debates about the bill. "Opening it to scrutiny before a vote would be the congressional equivalent of exposing a vampire to sunlight". Read More »

People Killed in Central Portugal Forest Fires

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The country's prime minister has called it " the biggest tragedy of human life that we have known in years ". France has offered three planes and Spain has sent two, authorities said . RTP showed terrifying images of several people on a road trying to escape the intense smoke that had reduced visibility to a question of a few yards. Read More »

Senate passes new sanctions on Iran, Russia

Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., joined Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., as the only two legislators voting against the new bill. They were meant to punish Russian Federation for its aggressive hacking campaigns against America and Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region. Read More »

Man with knife arrested near UK Parliament

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At this point, this incident is not believed to be terror related. Less than three months ago, 52-year-old Khalid Masood drove a auto through a crowd of people on Westminster Bridge and stabbed a London police officer to death outside Parliament in an attack claimed by ISIS. Read More »

6 police killed in rebel ambush in Indian-controlled Kashmir

A 22-year-old civilian was also killed when forces opened fire on protesters while the encounter was underway. Army has been called out to undertake a combing operation in the area. Separately on Friday, a soldier was killed when Pakistani soldiers fired at Indian posts in southern Naushera along the Line of Control (LoC) that divides Kashmir between the nuclear-armed rivals, an Indian Army spokesman said. Read More »

IS chief may be dead, says Russia: No information to support claim

The Russian Defense Ministry said al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior group commanders. However, Col. Ryan Dillon, a spokesman for the US-led coalition's operation against IS in Syria and Iraq , said he "cannot confirm these reports at this time". Read More »

President Macron's party dominates French parliamentary vote

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After four failed attempts to enter the National Assembly, recently defeated presidential candidate and National Front leader Marine Le Pen was finally elected as an MP in the far-right stronghold of Henin-Beaumont, northern France. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel also welcomed the vote's outcome, tweeting that it paved "the way for reforms in France+Europe". The Republicans are set to form the biggest opposition group, with about 130 seats, while the Socialists could be reduced to fewer ... Read More »

Bodies of missing USA sailors found

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The damaged USS Fitzgerald , center, arrives at the U.S. Naval base in Yokosuka , southwest of Tokyo, after the U.S. destroyer collided with the Philippine-registered container ship ACX Crystal in the waters off the Izu Peninsu. 'This has been a hard day, ' Aucoin said, adding that the search for missing shipmates would continue now that the vessel was back in Yokosuka . Read More »

George Conway, husband of Kellyanne, calls Trump travel ban tweets 'sad'

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He had tweeted that the USA needs "the travel ban as an extra level safety" a few days before. "It's kinda odd to have the defendant in Hawaii vs Trump acting as our co-counsel". But last week, the Trump administration asked the US Supreme Court to undo earlier court orders and allow the ban. "We only want to admit those into our country who will support our country and love deeply our people". Read More »

More than $1 million raised for charity through congressional ba

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Dr. Jack Sava of MedStar Washington Hospital Center says "an excellent recovery is a good possibility", but says Scalise faces additional surgeries, a long hospital stay and rehabilitation. "We have no intention to remove all bullet fragments at this point", he said, noting that is common because finding and removing that many fragments is more risky than leaving them inside the body. Read More »

Rep. Scalise's Condition Upgraded from Critical to Serious

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The U.S. congressman who was shot and seriously injured in an attack on Republican lawmakers is showing "signs of improvement", hospital officials said Saturday. The president's meaning was not entirely clear, but Trump went on to say that "Because of him and the tremendous pain and suffering he's now enduring - and he's having a hard time, far worse than anybody thought - our country will perhaps become closer, more unified, so important". Read More »

Trump says no one has any proof on Russian Federation

Last month, Rosenstein sent a memo to Trump raising concerns over FBI Director James Comey - concerns the White House then cited as a central reason for Comey's firing. A Trump confidant said this week the president had considered firing Mueller. Moscow has denied any interference. Rosenstein played a role in that decision, his memo critical of Comey, was initially used by the White House to justify the termination. Read More »

Trump confirms he is under criminal investigation for firing Comey

Among those going before the committee are top officials in the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Homeland Security Department, as well as a number of elections experts and officials. Trump is under increasing pressure on the Russian Federation probe. Rasmussen said Friday its daily presidential tracking poll that 50% of likely USA voters approve of Trump's job performance, while the other 50% disapprove. Read More »

'Trooping the colour' in London for queen's official birthday

Furious residents heckled Prime Minister Theresa May and stormed the local authority headquarters on Friday, demanding justice for the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster which left at least 30 people dead. The Queen, dressed in bright blue, paused to speak to local residents who had gathered outside. The queen, sporting a royal blue ensemble, met with volunteers, local residents and community representatives throughout their visit, as William reportedly called the tragedy "one of ... Read More »

Ballfield shooter carried names of 3 lawmakers

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The list included Republicans Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona, Rep. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama, and one or two other names, officials told the network. A Republican supporter holds up a sign supporting US House Majority Whip Steve Scalise. Bullet holes at the YMCA where a gunman opened fire during a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, VA. Read More »