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Author: 0 George and Amal Clooney welcome twins

George and Amal Clooney have proudly announced the arrival of twins Ella and Alexander - and a top forensic artist has released images of what the children might look like. "I am very happy for them", Ramzi, who is in Beirut, shared. He said as much in February during an interview with Laurent Weil on Rencontres de Cinema, his French program, as reported by People .

Global News Offensive to drive ISIS from Raqqa 'capital' in Syria begins
Author: 0 Offensive to drive ISIS from Raqqa 'capital' in Syria begins

The Syrian Democratic Forces and its Syrian Arab Coalition partners began the operation Tuesday, according to a statement from Operation Inherent Resolve . Ibrahim Ibrahim, head of the Syrian Kurdish PYD party's media center in Europe, told Reuters that as part of the campaign "the [SDF] will enter the city and begin attacking Raqqa directly".

Author: 0 What It Means That The US is Leaving The Green Climate Fund

The signatories declared they are dedicated to doing what it takes to curb carbon emissions to keep climate change to 2 degrees Celsius, or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, as the Paris Climate Agreement stipulates. In the statement that leaders of France, Germany, and Italy provided, it's clear that they have no interest in renegotiating the agreement. "He believes that climate is changing and he believes pollutants are part of that equation".

Author: 0 One Love Manchester concert raises almost $3.5 million

All proceeds went to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund , as coordinated by the British Red Cross and Manchester City Council. "Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before", wrote the singer.

Global News Two London attackers named by police
Author: 0 Two London attackers named by police

During the attack, seven people were killed and dozens more were wounded. Youssef Zaghba was the last member identified of the trio of jihadis who killed seven people on Saturday night during a van and knife attack in London. "We will defeat the terrorists". Irish authorities are assisting the Metropolitan Police in their investigation but refused to comment further. In March, 52-year-old British national Khalid Masood rammed a vehicle into a crowd on Westminster Bridge and stabbed a ...

Global News London attack suspects named by United Kingdom police
Author: 0 London attack suspects named by United Kingdom police

Seven people were killed and dozens wounded. Police shot and killed the three attackers within eight minutes of the initial emergency call about the attack that killed at least seven people. "We will never let these cowards win and we will never be cowed by terrorism", he said in a statement. "One of the individuals who was stabbed in the attack came into the pub and so I was getting messages from them and you're just trying to figure out who's where, is everyone OK", Cook said.

Author: 0 Third London attacker was Moroccan-Italian - Italy investigative source

Rachid Redouane is one of the men said to have killed seven and injured 48 more in the Saturday night attack. He was arrested at a business premises in Wexford Town yesterday afternoon over suspected links to terrorist Rachid Redouane who had lived in Rathmines for a time and travelled back and forth between the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Global News New body in the offing to replace UGC, AICTE?
Author: 0 New body in the offing to replace UGC, AICTE?

Therefore, rather than bringing in a new legislation, the decision-making officers are likely to amend these acts for Higher Education Empowerment Regulation Agency. Officials told ET that the new regulatory legislation is likely to be short and clean and will outline minimum standards focused on outcomes. HEERA aims to take strong action when needed and end the UGC's "inspector raj and harassment".

Global News New raids, 'several' arrests over London attack
Author: 0 New raids, 'several' arrests over London attack

May said Britain must be tougher in stamping out Islamist extremism after three knife-wielding assailants rammed a van into pedestrians on London bridge and stabbed others nearby. "The police and security services must get the resources they need, not 20,000 police cuts". The attack was the third to take place in the United Kingdom in three months, and occurred just the day before Ariana Grande's Love Manchester tribute concert , following the attack at her concert in Manchester Arena ...

Author: 0 Trump says ahead Comey's testimony

But the temporary plug for the Comey testimony still leaves the messaging problems that have beleaguered the White House for months unsolved. Comey testifies before Congress, confirming that the FBI is investigating "the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia's efforts".

Author: 0 Qatar says ready for mediation to ease Gulf rift

The region's Sunni states bristle at Qatar's less hostile position toward Shiite Iran and object to its backing groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, whose ideology challenges the system of hereditary rule in Saudi Arabia , the UAE and elsewhere.

Global News What we know about Pakistan-born London attacker Khuram Butt
Author: 0 What we know about Pakistan-born London attacker Khuram Butt

However they also said, "there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritised accordingly". As the investigation expanded to look at how the men knew one another and whether they were part of a larger conspiracy, Pakistani intelligence authorities swooped Tuesday into the town of Jhelum, where Khurum Butt lived until the time he was 7, when he moved to Britain.

Global News British police name two London attackers
Author: 0 British police name two London attackers

Investigations are continuing to identify the third attacker. - Questions have emerged about the possible lack of response or action from authorities following reports of Butt's radicalization. "She had room in her heart for everyone and believed strongly that every person was to be valued and respected", said her family, who live in Castlegar in British Columbia, in a statement .

Global News Trump and Sessions have had heated exchanges
Author: 0 Trump and Sessions have had heated exchanges

President Donald Trump has reportedly grown frustrated with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, which was evident in his Monday morning Twitter posts that criticized the DOJ and his travel ban. "He has invested care and meticulous attention to the next choice of an F.B.I. director in part because he will not have the option of firing another one".

Author: 0 Trump throws ties with key ally Qatar into crisis

Qatar has found itself increasing isolated since Monday, when neighbors Saudi Arabia , Egypt , Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) declared that they were cutting off all air, sea and land transport links to the tiny Gulf nation.

Global News Led coalition launches new strikes on pro-Assad forces south Syria
Author: 0 Led coalition launches new strikes on pro-Assad forces south Syria

USA -led forces destroyed pro-Syrian government forces that were encroaching on a joint special forces base in the southern portion of the country. A statement says the pro-Assad forces ignored several coalition warnings. "No one consented to the military presence of the USA forces in Syria, this act of military aggression can be scrutinized from the point of view of the UN Charter", Ozerov said.

Author: 0 Trump sides with Arab nations against Qatar

US President Donald Trump has said Middle Eastern leaders complained about Qatar when he demanded an end to support for radical ideology that encourages terrorism. Nasser Al-Khater, who has the regal Qatari title of Assistant Secretary General for Tournament Affairs for the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, has said as many as 1.3 million fans would travel to Doha for the 2022 World Cup-with the majority from other Gulf states and, of that number, "mainly from Saudi Arabia".

Global News British media avoid naming London attackers, but publish descriptions
Author: 0 British media avoid naming London attackers, but publish descriptions

Earlier this week, authorities identified the assailants of the attack as 27-year-old Pakistan-born British citizen Khuram B., 30-year-old Libyan-Moroccan national Rachid R. The Metropolitan Police issued a statement Tuesday on behalf of her family saying, "As she ran towards danger, in an effort to help people on the bridge, Kirsty sadly lost her life".

Author: 0 Jordan downgrades diplomatic relations with Qatar

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump backed the Gulf states' decision and seemed to criticize Qatar on Twitter. The Gulf Cooperation Council , which Trump met with on his trip, comprises the UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait.

Author: 0 France expertly trolls the White House on the Paris Agreement again

But when business leaders spoke up en masse in recent months about one issue they said was critical to them , Trump didn't take their advice, choosing to exit the Paris climate agreement despite appeals from some of the highest levels of Corporate America to remain.

Global News Qatar flight ban begins as Gulf crisis grows
Author: 0 Qatar flight ban begins as Gulf crisis grows

The three Gulf countries and Egypt accused Qatar of supporting terrorism and destabilizing the region. "Pentagon officials are still assessing the effects from Monday's decision by several Arab countries". It broadcasts in North America, Europe and Asia, as well as the Middle East and North Africa. Several countries have withdrawn their ambassadors from Doha , Qatar's capital.

Author: 0 Saudi minister says Qatar must end support for Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood

Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates severed diplomatic ties and transport links with Qatar yesterday, accusing it of supporting extremism. At the time, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain also withdrew their ambassadors from Doha. There could be long-term economic consequences for Qatar, which would affect the millions of migrant workers and expatriates living there.

Global News National Security Adviser to Jimmy Carter Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at 89
Author: 0 National Security Adviser to Jimmy Carter Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at 89

Mika Brzezinski on Instagram called him "the most inspiring, loving and devoted father any girl could ever have". In December 1976, Mr. Carter offered Brzezinski the position of national security adviser. A registered Democrat once considered to be the answer to Republicans' favored Henry Kissinger , Brzezinski also served on former President Ronald Reagan's Chemical Warfare Commission and held other roles in the administration until 1989.

Global News Trump Slams London Mayor Khan a Second Time After Incident
Author: 0 Trump Slams London Mayor Khan a Second Time After Incident

Then, on Monday, he combined another shot at Khan with criticism of the mainstream media, tweeting: " Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his " no reason to be alarmed " statement ". More than 1.8 million people have signed an online petition saying Trump should not make the state visit as it "could cause embarrassment" to the monarch.

Author: 0 Didn't even really talk to him: Putin on Flynn

The remarks were the latest in a series of denials from Moscow that have had little impact so far on a political crisis in the U.S. over potential links between Russian Federation and Trump's inner circle. This praise for Putin's remarks follows the repeated denial by these outlets - which regularly function as pro-Trump propaganda outlets - that there could be any connection between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.

Global News CT woman jumps in front of auto to save boy
Author: 0 CT woman jumps in front of auto to save boy

A surveillance camera caught the heroic act of Shanta Jordan from CT who jumped in front of a vehicle in an effort to push a little boy (who she doesn't know) out of the car's path. Both amazingly survived the incident and were rushed to the hospital, where the woman is recovering and the child is healing from an operation, during which surgeons tried to save his legs.

Global News London Mayor Calls For Cancellation of Trump State Visit
Author: 0 London Mayor Calls For Cancellation of Trump State Visit

Seven people died and dozens more were wounded in a horrifying attack that ended with police fatally shooting three attackers eight minutes after being notified. BEARDSLEY: Mayor Khan said the attackers would never beat Londoners. Conservative Parliament member Penny Mordaunt tweeted a transcript of Khan's statements in an effort to defend him.

Global News President Trump Again Blasts London Mayor Following Terror Attack
Author: 0 President Trump Again Blasts London Mayor Following Terror Attack

Bush s top Europe adviser, as saying. The Mayor's spokesperson clarified that Khan was telling Londoners not be alarmed of the increased police presence in the city. Khan said Monday the United Kingdom should cancel Trump's offciail state visit after his critical comments . "Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his " no reason to be alarmed " statement ", the president tweeted .

Author: 0 Scotland Yard reveals names of two terrorists behind London Bridge attack

The identity of the third attacker is yet to be confirmed. He was filmed unfurling an Isis flag with a group of radicalised Muslims in Regent's Park. The attackers rammed pedestrians with a van before launching frenzied stabbings in the market. Both men were killed by police. "He kept talking about the Islamic State ".

Author: 0 United Kingdom police release people arrested after London attack without charge

They had been held following police raids at two addresses in Barking, east London , the area where the known attackers lived. Then he chose to attack London's popular Muslim mayor, misrepresenting his statement urging people not to be alarmed by a heightened police deployment and, predictably, doubling down when the distortion was widely ridiculed.

Author: 0 3rd suspect identified in London attack

There is also worry over whether the police and security services missed opportunities, including a disclosure from Italian intelligence that it had flagged up to its British counterparts worries about the third attacker, the Moroccan-Italian Youssef Zaghba.

Global News Eric Trump: We have no dealings, no projects with Russia
Author: 0 Eric Trump: We have no dealings, no projects with Russia

At the new MS hotels , prices may start at just $65 a night, said Dinesh Chawla, whose company will own the three properties, licensing the American Idea name. The properties will be owned by the Chawla family. It will cost $20 million, with financing from Guaranty Bank, a local bank, Chawla said. It will become the nation's first Scion hotel under a deal signed with Eric Danziger, chief executive of Trump Hotels.

Global News Donald Trump criticises mayor Sadiq Khan again over London terror attacks
Author: 0 Donald Trump criticises mayor Sadiq Khan again over London terror attacks

Current London Mayor Sadiq Khan has warned the Metropolitan Police could be forced to lose up to 13,000 constables under Tory spending plans. Photo by Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne. There's no reason to be alarmed". May declined to criticise Trump for his remarks, but she said she had disagreed with the USA leader on issues such as climate change.

Author: 0 Two of Three London Attackers Named by British Police

Although Khuram B. was known to authorities, police on Monday said, "There was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritized accordingly". The number of police officers in England and Wales fell by nearly 20,000 between 2010 and 2016 - years when May, as home secretary, was in charge of policing.

Author: 0 British police reveal names of London attackers

With the London attack dominating attention, a reduction in the number of police officers in England and Wales by nearly 20,000 during May's six years as interior minister from 2010 to 2016 shot to the top of the election agenda. At least seven people died and close to 50 were injured when three men drove into crowds in city center before going on a stabbing spree at Borough Market .

Global News 'I Will Do What Is Necessary' In Wake of London Attack
Author: 0 'I Will Do What Is Necessary' In Wake of London Attack

Trump earlier slammed London's Pakistani-origin mayor Sadiq Khan saying it was not the time to be "politically correct", and touted his controversial Muslim travel ban in view of the London attacks. "This bloodshed must end". Giving his first public comments on the attacks, Trump said, "This bloodshed must end, this bloodshed will end". ISIS on Sunday claimed responsibility for the London attack.

Global News Police identify two men behind London terrorist attacks
Author: 0 Police identify two men behind London terrorist attacks

The mayor had instead been telling London residents not to be concerned by a stepped-up police presence in the city following the attack. Butt was already known to police and the U.K.'s internal security agency MI5, but Redouane was not, the statement said.

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