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Iran arrests seven suspects linked to Tehran attacks killing 17

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The ministry said the group returned to Iran in the summer of 2016 to carry out terrorist operations in religious places, and escaped when authorities broke up their cell. One senior Iranian official told Reuters that Daesh had established a network of support in the country, and suggested that members' motivation was as much political and economic as to do with Sunni radicals' belief that Shiites are infidels. Read More »

Comey Testimony Watched by an Estimated 19.5 Million Viewers

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During his appearance, Comey said he believed the president dismissed him in May to try to undermine a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into possible collusion between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign team and Russian Federation. Football's Super Bowl, traditionally the year's most-watched US television broadcast, attracted 111 million viewers in February. MSNBC and NBC both drew about 2.7 million viewers each. Read More »

Pentagon: 3 US soldiers killed, 1 wounded in Afghanistan

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Three US soldiers were killed and another was wounded Saturday in eastern Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province, the Pentagon said. Several members of the Afghan security forces were killed on Friday when a United States military aircraft opened fire during an overnight operation in Helmand province. Read More »

London Bridge Attacker Attempted to Rent Large Truck

Funds will go to the charity's UK Solidarity Fund, which was launched in response to the Manchester Arena and London Bridge attacks . It was not clear why he could not pay, or if he lacked the necessary licence to drive such a vehicle. Forensic evidence at the house suggested that the three attackers, who were shot and killed near Borough Market by police, acted alone. Two Australian families are mourning the death of young women. Read More »

PM May Backs President Trump Visit Despite "Wrong" Criticism Of Mayor

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Trump later accused Khan of offering a "pathetic excuse" for his comments. But speaking to Britain's Channel 4 news he repeated his call for Trump's state visit planned for later in the year to be revoked. "We will always stand shoulder to shoulder with our oldest and closest allies", said Khan. "I think he's a very, very unsafe man", Himes said of Trump, "and touches on some of the uglier undercurrents of American politics". Read More »

India & Pakistan to join SCO during landmark Astana summit

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China proposed that the SCO draw up a five-year outline for implementation of the Treaty on Long-term Good Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation, Xi said. Talking of climate change, the PM said, "SCO can devote attention towards climate change". "We have full faith that SCO would give new push to fight terrorism ", Modi added. Read More »

Trump commits to NATO's Article 5

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On Friday, Trump explicitly endorsed Article 5 of NATO's founding treaty, which requires allies to come to each other's defense - something he did not do during his widely-anticipated speech at NATO headquarters last month. Trump also twice declined to confirm the existence of White House recordings of the conversations. Trump's omission in Brussels raised concerns on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Read More »

Syrian army crosses into Raqqa province

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It said SDF fighters captured several buildings in Mashlab. Talal Sillo, a spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, told reporters that operations have begun in coordination with the USA -led coalition . United Nations humanitarian spokesman Jens Laerke told Reuters that, for its planning purposes, the United Nations estimates there are approximately 160,000 people left in the city, but said this was not a formal estimate. Read More »

UK's May and Corbyn questioned by public on TV show

YouGov said May was still the most favoured choice for prime minister, though her 43 per cent rating is the lowest it has ever been. May praised her performance when she stood in for the prime minister at a televised election debate on Wednesday against all the leaders of Britain's other main parties, after May herself declined to attend. Read More »

Goldman under fire for buying Venezuela "hunger bonds"

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Goldman stands to make a nice profit from the purchase. The value of the bonds would then rise too. "We are invested in PDVSA bonds because, like many in the asset management industry, we believe the situation in the country must improve over time", it said. Read More »

Trump 'Poised To Quit Paris Climate Deal'

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Cohn, the Trump economic adviser, also said last week that the president's views were "evolving". But the national targets are voluntary, leaving room for the US and the almost 200 other countries in the agreement to alter their commitments. Read More »

NDP Leader John Horgan confident none of his MLAs will join Liberals

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Clark spoke for the first time since the NDP and Greens announced a deal on Monday to topple the Liberals from power after no party won a majority of seats in a provincial election three weeks ago. Joking aside, the Green agenda was pretty much overridden by that of the NDP in the 10-page agreement between the two parties. "The NDP is now trying to identify a Liberal MLA willing to stand for the job, which will ensure they and the Greens have a clear majority that does not rely on a ... Read More »

Pepe Reina Linked With Newcastle Following Benitez Comments

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The nineteen year old is fresh from a successful spell with Bristol City , where his twenty-three league goals - a tally only bettered by Leeds United's Chris Wood - was key in securing their Championship status. Chelsea do see the England Under-21 worldwide as a future star, but can't give him enough game time at Stamford Bridge next season. Newcastle won the Championship on the final day of the season but will undoubtedly still need to strengthen on their return to the Premier League . Read More »

Half of Donald Trump's Twitter followers are bots

Trump's twitter following is now up to 31 million. A survey of numerous new Trump followers shows that many are also following celebrities like Kim Kardashian , Ellen DeGeneres, Barack Obama , Jimmy Fallon, and LeBron James, and brands like ESPN and CNN - the same types of popular accounts that are regularly suggested to all new users during Twitter's initial onboarding process. Read More »

Shares in British Airways' parent company tumble

That's the reality British Airways' parent company International Consolidated Airlines IAG will soon face after a far-reaching computer outage over the weekend sparked chaos and frustrations at major airports and left nearly all BA flights grounded for most of Saturday, Market Watch reported. Read More »

G7 communique: Trump agrees to pledge "to fight all forms of protectionism"

His announcement came as a summit of G7 leaders in Sicily , Italy, was wrapped up in deadlock over the issue on Saturday, with USA partners voicing frustration at Trump's failure to commit to the deal aimed at stemming global warming . "The leaders from Europe, Canada, and Japan have made it crystal clear that they intend to fully implement their national commitments under the Paris Agreement". Read More »

Election day ahead: Jeremy Corbyn to campaign in Scotland

The Scottish First Minister and SNP leader said that she did not think Labour's leader Jeremy Corbyn was "credible as an alternative prime minister". Nicola Sturgeon will publish a manifesto commitment aimed at ending a public sector pay freeze and has said that an SNP victory would "underline and reinforce" her mandate to hold a second independence referendum. Read More »

European allies see the two sides of Trump

Speaking at a rally in Germany, she said: "The times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over, as I have experienced in the past few days". U.S. President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron before a working lunch ahead of a NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium, May 25, 2017. Read More »

Kiwis win thriller on Swede penalty in America's Cup trials

Skippered by Sir Ben Ainslie, the British boat slammed into SoftBank Team Japan during the prestart of the day's final race, was penalized and lost by 48 seconds. "We will have to go away in the coming days and make some big improvements", admitted Ainslie. "We'll look at those areas closely and come back fighting tomorrow". Read More »

PM Modi meets German Chancelor Merkel at Schloss Meseberg

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On the Indo-German ties, he said India sees Germany as an important partner in the national flagship programmes of Make in India , Skill India, Start-up India, Clean India and Smart Cities . From Russia, Modi will fly to Paris on June 2 evening and hold a bilateral meeting with French President Macron the next day. "... I will be conducting detailed discussions with President Vladimir Putin to take forward our dialogue from the last Summit in Goa in October 2016", he said. Read More »

Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road'

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Some elements of the White House seemed to make a show of taking the claims seriously. Tillerson urged Iran's re-elected President to dismantle the alleged "network of terrorism " and to end ballistic missile tests. Schreck is a regional news director for The Associated Press , overseeing coverage of Iran and six Gulf Arab countries. According to one Iranian official in Tehran , Mr. Read More »

Kushner 'sought secret communication line with Moscow'

McMaster and Gary Cohn, the director of the National Economic Council, swatted away the questions after reports surfaced that Kushner considered setting up a secret line of communication with Russian Federation to discuss military options in Syria and other matters. Read More »

Police issue photos of Manchester bomber on night of attack

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Two more men were arrested early Saturday and taken into custody after officers raided a home in the Cheetham Hill area of central Manchester , police said in a statement . Abedi, a college dropout who had grown up in the Manchester area, was known to security services because of his radical views. Hett had a large social media following and was remembered for taking to Twitter to promote his mother's stall at a craft fair after she told him that no one was buying anything. Read More »

FACT CHECK: Does US believe Western Wall is in Israel?

The Western Wall is in the Old City, which is in east Jerusalem . This makes it the second campaign promise the president has broken in one evening, the first one being signing a waiver on Iran sanctions as prescribed by President Obama. But whether those views are realized or not will depend on the long-range diplomacy Mr. Trump is launching with Israel and major Arab states to shape a lasting agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority . Read More »