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Author: 0 Senegal recalls Qatar ambassador, backs Saudi in Gulf row

Earlier, in a brief statement at the State Department , Tillerson had called Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates , Bahrain and Egypt to ease their blockade, warning that it was causing humanitarian hardship in Qatar , harming US and global business, and hindering USA military actions against the Islamic State .

Author: 0 Comey says circumstances in firing him is confusing

During nearly three hours of frank statements on Thursday, Comey described himself as "stunned" by Trump's "very disturbing" and "very concerning" behavior in several meetings. "Well, I didn't say that ". "I tend to place more credence in testimony that's given under oath". Comey said Thursday that the memos he wrote were unclassified.

Global News Police announce new arrest linked to London Bridge attack
Author: 0 Police announce new arrest linked to London Bridge attack

The ex-partner of the third attacker Rachid Redouane , 30, revealed she has "shed many tears for the people caught up in this horrific incident" . The police have come under scrutiny following the identification of the attackers because one of them was known to the authorities.

Global News Merkel assumes May will stick to Brexit talks plan
Author: 0 Merkel assumes May will stick to Brexit talks plan

Angela Merkel has said Brexit negotiations should go ahead as scheduled in nine days' time - despite the United Kingdom being plunged into political turmoil by the General Election. Mrs Merkel, who is meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to discuss trade, told reporters gathered in Mexico City on Friday: "I assume that Britain, from what I heard from the prime minister today, wants to stick to its negotiating plan".

Author: 0 Tillerson urges Gulf states to ease the Qatar blockade Trump previously cheered

On Monday, Saudi Arabia , Egypt , Bahrain , the United Arab Emirates , Yemen and the Maldives cut diplomatic ties Monday with Qatar , accusing it of supporting terrorism. Schaefer told reporters German diplomats were in touch with State Department and National Security Council officials to clarify the US stance. The sanctions list further tightens the screws on Qatar, home to a major USA military base and the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and shows the crisis only escalating ...

Author: 0 Team NZ advances to challenger finals

The Olympic sailing legend and his Portsmouth-based Land Rover BAR team's challenge for the 2017 tournament ended on Thursday when they lost 5-2 to New Zealand in the semi finals. But there is confidence back in the BAR crew after an unfortunate time on Monday, when they were forced to forfeit their first two races of the semi-final.

Global News UK police name third man behind London terror attack
Author: 0 UK police name third man behind London terror attack

Collina said Zaghba was monitored by Italian intelligence agents each time he came to Italy to visit her after his initial run-in with airport authorities. Gasparri said she called a police hotline and reported her belief that Butt was an extremist. The videos were published before the Metropolitan Police made three further arrests in connection with the attack.

Global News Corbyn calls on PM to quit after Tories' election humiliation
Author: 0 Corbyn calls on PM to quit after Tories' election humiliation

The Prime Minister called the General Election to try and boost her mandate ahead of Brexit negotiations. She insisted that she would stick to the Brexit timetable. Rather than resign, May quickly grabbed the lifeline of an alliance with the DUP, which won 10 seats. Ultimately, May seemed to harbor the same twin conceits as Cameron, Clinton and even France's mainstream parties: All underestimated the appeal of their opponent's message, and all assumed that voter support was sticky - ...

Author: 0 Trump tells Qatar to stop funding terrorism

Trump's Tuesday tweet - in which he said "all reference was pointing to Qatar " as a financer of extremism - was especially surprising given Qatar's role as host of the largest United States airbase in the Middle East. "We don't see a military solution as an option" to the crisis, he added. After first appearing to back the Saudi-led measures against Qatar on twitter , he shifted gears and called for unity among Gulf Arab states.

Author: 0 London police arrest 6 as attack footage is released

The issue has become a key one in the run-up to Thursday's general election. Police are hunting any possible accomplices in the attack. In a statement , the Metropolitan Police said forensic officers examining the white rental van used by the assailants found "13 wine bottles with rags wrapped around them and believed to be filled with a flammable liquid", as well as two blowtorches.

Global News Bahrain foreign minister to visit Turkey, discuss regional developments - Turkish foreign ministry
Author: 0 Bahrain foreign minister to visit Turkey, discuss regional developments - Turkish foreign ministry

The Turkish parliament has also endorsed an accord between the two countries on military training cooperation. Three weeks after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Washington , D.C., was marred by a brawl between protesters and the leader's security personnel, the House of Representatives voted unanimously on Tuesday to condemn and punish the security team for its actions.

Author: 0 Trump suggests Iran shares some blame for terror attacks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday that US President Donald Trump's reaction to the deadly Islamic State group attacks in Tehran was "repugnant". The number of people killed in Tehran terrorist attacks has risen to 17, according to Mehr News. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei , the country's supreme leader, used the attacks to defend Tehran's involvement in wars overseas.

Global News British Police Identify Third London Attacker
Author: 0 British Police Identify Third London Attacker

The third London Bridge attacker has been named as Youssef Zaghba , a Moroccan-Italian man, according to BBC News. The men's rampage followed a suicide bomb attack which killed 22 adults and children at a concert in Manchester two weeks ago, and an attack in March when five people died after a van was driven into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge.

Author: 0 Trump Won't Try to Block Comey Testimony With Executive Privilege Claim

Kellyanne Conway told ABC's morning program Good Morning America that Trump is determining whether to use his presidential powers to block James Comey , whom Trump abruptly fired last month, from testifying. To try to prevent Comey's testimony, the White House could assert its right to prevent private deliberations from becoming public. Executive privilege stems from the Supreme Court's opinion in the 1974 case U.S.

Global News Hawaii passes law committing state to Paris climate deal
Author: 0 Hawaii passes law committing state to Paris climate deal

Instead, it will seek out state and city allies in the USA who still support Paris. Also during the mission, the California Energy Commission signed a clean technology pact with Haidian District and the Regents of the University of California and Tsinghua Holdings, a subsidiary of Tsinghua University, announced a partnership to develop the California-China Clean Technology Funds.

Global News London attack death toll rises to eight
Author: 0 London attack death toll rises to eight

Melissa McMullan told reporters on Monday that she believed her brother James McMullan, 32, from Hackney in east London , was also killed in the attack after police told the family that his bank card was found on one of the bodies. A search warrant is being executed at an address in Barking, the Met said. Twelve people who were arrested in Barking on Sunday in connection with the attack have been released without charge.

Global News Who was London attacker Khuram Butt?
Author: 0 Who was London attacker Khuram Butt?

The group is officially banned, but it has operated relatively freely. "To call Pakistan's constitution un-Islamic is Anjem Chaudhry's personal thinking and it's wrong. The former London Underground worker was once thrown out of a mosque for interrupting an imam's sermon and verbally attacked an anti-extremism campaigner.

Author: 0 Qatar FM speaks with US Secretary of State

The UAE's national postal group suspended services to Qatar and the UAE aviation authority said it had closed airspace for traffic to and from Doha . "Let them list them first before they ask me to expel them". "Why would I support Huthis when I am sending my soldiers" to back the Saudi-led coalition that is intervening in Yemen on the side of the government.

Author: 0 London Bridge attack victims show city as Europe's lodestar

It was unclear if Boden was hurt when three men used a van to run down pedestrians on the bridge or when they went on a stabbing rampage in a nearby market. "This Islamist terrorism is a disease - it is corrupting, seeking to destroy from within the Islamic religion and of course lashing out to destroy and undermine our way of life".

Global News Theresa May's 'new' Cabinet: Who are they?
Author: 0 Theresa May's 'new' Cabinet: Who are they?

Theresa May has apologised to Conservative MPs that lost their seats in the General Election as she revealed there will not be a major cabinet reshuffle after all. Boris Johnson has held his seat in Uxbridge and South Ruislip though has seen his odds of becoming the next Prime Minister dramatically slashed.

Author: 0 Iran says Trump reaction to attacks 'repugnant'

Police increased their patrols in the streets and subway stations of Tehran on Thursday, a day after. "ISIS has expressed a growing interest in conducting attacks on the Iranian homeland", the official said, using an acronym for the militant group.

Global News Third London Bridge attacker named
Author: 0 Third London Bridge attacker named

The body was recovered near Limehouse, downstream from London Bridge, at around 7.45pm on Tuesday by specialist officers from the marine police unit. "Now, more than ever, we need to work together to stop the actions of the mindless few who claim to be acting in the name of Islam", they said. London's Metropolitan Police identified one attacker was Khuram Shazad Butt, aged 27.

Global News NSCN (K) chief SS Khaplang passes away at 77 in Myanmar
Author: 0 NSCN (K) chief SS Khaplang passes away at 77 in Myanmar

Asked if NSCN (K) could return to ceasefire with the government, Tikhak said there was a very bleak chance for the group to have truce with the Indian government. Subsequently, the government has snapped the dialogue and in September 2015, the NSCN-K was declared as an unlawful organisation for five years. But two years ago, Khaplang reneged on the ceasefire, upset over Delhi's refusal to involve his faction in negotiations that it was having with the Muivah faction.

Author: 0 May's UK election gamble backfires as Tories lose majority

But she ran a clumsy campaign, and as a result the Conservatives lost their outright majority, winning a projected 318 seats from its previous 331, and 10 short of a majority. The hopelessness felt by young people priced out of the housing market is a key reason they turned out in droves to back the Labour Party yesterday.

Author: 0 Qatar rejects as baseless terrorism blacklist by four Arab states

Expanding on brief comments he made this week - so brief they were contained in tweets - Trump said he "recently returned from a historic trip to Europe and the Middle East where I worked to strengthen our alliances, forge new friendships, and unite all civilized peoples in the fight against terrorism ".

Global News Undercover activist investigating Ivanka Trump's shoe factory arrested, others missing
Author: 0 Undercover activist investigating Ivanka Trump's shoe factory arrested, others missing

A spokeswoman for China's foreign ministry said she was not aware of the arrests . On April 27, China Labor Watch sent her a letter informing her of the violations and asking her to make sure that the factories made improvements. Huajian also manufactures products for Coach, Karl Largerfeld and Kendall + Kylie at the factory where the activists went undercover. Huajian didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Author: 0 Trump says Comey's testimony gives him 'total vindication'

We are doing really well. "And some of the things that he said just weren't true". Comey testified under oath. I'm not going to say I want you to pledge allegiance. The president, who had not posted on his Twitter account on Thursday as Mr Comey accused the administration of spreading "lies", struck back with an early morning tweet in which he said: "Wow, Comey is a leaker".

Author: 0 Warner: 'Unthinkable' if Trump pressured Comey to end FBI's investigation

Comey is set to testify June 8 before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the probe into possible ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. Within a week of James Comey's shock firing, Robert Mueller was appointed on May 17 as special counsel designated by the Justice Department to lead the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the U.S.

Author: 0 Philippine Police Identify Perpetrator of Deadly Friday Manila Resort Attack

Militants allied with Islamic State have been fighting Philippine troops in the country's south for almost two weeks, leaving more than 100 people dead . He took his own life at a nearby hotel. "My son was just a victim. he fell victim to the casinos", she said, according to a translation provided by CNN Philippines.

Author: 0 LeBron not faulting Warriors for building powerhouse team

Cleveland took a 113-107 lead on J.R. Smith's three-pointer with 3:09 left in the fourth quarter, but Golden State finished the game on an 11-0 run. For the Cavs their plight is even worse than the one they faced last season, when they created history by becoming the first team to come from 3-1 down to win the best-of-seven series 4-3.

Global News US intelligence chiefs decline to comment on Trump inquiry
Author: 0 US intelligence chiefs decline to comment on Trump inquiry

His exchange was shared and discussed widely on social media, with many praising his tenacity while others accused him of grandstanding. McCabe , similarly, had previously said that he was unaware of any effort to impede the investigation that the FBI conducted until a special counsel was named last month to take over the inquiry.

Global News Rays' Kevin Kiermaier on DL with broken hip after slide
Author: 0 Rays' Kevin Kiermaier on DL with broken hip after slide

Triggs gave up eight runs on nine hits in 3 2/3 innings. "This was (worse) than the others", Triggs said. "I could pinpoint only a handful of pitches where I was really happy with the execution". With the fielder's momentum carrying him directly into the path of the runner, Kiermaier elected to go into a half-slide with his left foot jamming into the bag before careening off to the side.

Global News Russia says US-led coalition colludes with IS in Syria
Author: 0 Russia says US-led coalition colludes with IS in Syria

Tens of civilians were killed on Thursday when the US -led airstrikes targeted Syria's northern city of Raqqa with white phosphorus , pro-government Sham FM radio reported. The operation - codenamed Operation Wrath of Euphrates - to reclaim Raqqa is led by the SDF, whose largest component is the YPG, and is backed by USA air power.

Global News Vaiko denied entry to Malaysia
Author: 0 Vaiko denied entry to Malaysia

Vaiko is scheduled to return to Chennai tonight. The politician had been on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH181 from Chennai and arrived at KLIA at 6.30am before he was detained. Even though Ramasamy and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng tried to speak to officials, they did not allow Vaiko to enter the country. They said that a lot of cases have been charged against me and asked me whether I belong to the LTTE.

Author: 0 Theresa May's response to election results speech

May had called Thursday's early election to strengthen her hand in Brexit talks but instead lost the Conservatives' overall majority in Parliament. With the party in a position to hold the balance of power at Westminster, senior MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said the DUP would be "serious players" in the hung parliament , telling the BBC: "This is ideal territory for the DUP because obviously if the Conservatives are just short of an overall majority it puts us in a very strong negotiating ...