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Global News Result, not performance, counted against Crusaders - Gatland
Author: 0 Result, not performance, counted against Crusaders - Gatland

Stuart Hogg and Jonathan Davies failed Head Injury Assessments (HIAs) for the Lions, with Gatland admitting both backs now face a race against time to be ready to take on the Maori All Blacks . He added: "These are good sides, they are not going to give tries away". Lions Owen-ning the Crusaders . "It's a team full of internationals and for some guys who won't play Test rugby, it's the closest they'll get".

Author: 0 EU defence plans aim to support NATO -Juncker

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker threatened Friday to launch treaty violation proceedings against EU members refusing to take in their share of refugees. European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says that after years of debates on defense "this is the time now to get things done". "I don't think we should talk about some prolongation of the deadline", he said in Prague .

Author: 0 Two US soldiers killed, two wounded by Afghan commando

The shooter in Saturday's incident was believed to be a member of the Afghan military, the USA official said. The shooting occurred in the Achin district of Nangarhar province, where USA special forces have been fighting alongside Afghan troops against Islamic State and Taliban militants, said Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the Nangarhar provincial governor.

Global News Puerto Ricans to indicate whether they want to join the United States
Author: 0 Puerto Ricans to indicate whether they want to join the United States

The referendum coincides with the 100th anniversary of the United States granting US citizenship to Puerto Ricans, who are barred from voting in presidential elections and have one congressional representative with limited voting powers. Critics question the timing of the newest referendum, coming about a month after Puerto Rico's governor announced the island would enter a bankruptcy-like process to restructure part of its $73 billion public debt.

Global News Two of the London Bridge/Borough Market attackers from Barking - third man named
Author: 0 Two of the London Bridge/Borough Market attackers from Barking - third man named

It was the third deadly attack in Britain in three months. He then went on a stabbing spree along with Rachid Redouane, 30, of Moroccan and Libyan descent and Moroccan-Italian Youssef Zaghba, 22, in Borough Market . Officers from the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command, supported by the Territorial Support Group, arrested a 29-year-old man at a residential address in Newham, east London , the Met Police said in a statement.

Author: 0 London Bridge attackers had tried to hire 7.5-tonne truck

Commander Dean Haydon, head of the Metropolitan Police's counterterrorism unit, said early Saturday that authorities want to know more about the unusual knives. Within minutes, the attackers are shot dead and another police vehicle arrives as people are seen running for their lives. British police have arrested two more suspects over the London Bridge attack, after revealing that the carnage could have been worse had the attackers succeeded in their goal of renting a truck, rather than a ...

Author: 0 Iran arrests 7 suspects for supporting Tehran attacks

Fazelian said seven of the individuals arrested had been nabbed in Fardis, in southern Alborz, and the remaining one had been apprehended in Karaj, the provincial capital. Iranian intelligence and security forces have stepped up their activities following the attacks, identifying and arresting other suspects and foiling terrorist plots.

Global News Let's address sensitive issues: Xi to Modi
Author: 0 Let's address sensitive issues: Xi to Modi

On the other hand, during his speech following India and Pakistan's accession to SCO as permanent members, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif congratulated his Indian counterpart over the development however, the favour was not returned by the Indian leader under whose command border violations have worsened between the two neighbouring arch rivals.

Author: 0 May to form minority 'government of certainty'

The DUP also oppose any change to Northern Ireland's strict abortion laws, which see thousands of women travel to the United Kingdom for terminations. The Tories say May has struck a deal - what they calling "an understanding" - with the Democratic Unionist Party . Office worker Christina Kelly, 38, described the result as "not exactly an ideal situation" but said it would likely focus more attention on Northern Ireland and particularly how Brexit would affect the region.

Author: 0 British PM May says will govern with "friends" for successful Brexit deal

Yet, rather than resign, May clung to the hope that her Conservatives might still be able to govern by making deals with another party or group of parties. The broadcaster said Sturgeon was "disappointed at the SNP losses". "Indy Ref 2 is dead in Scotland", said Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, using a short form for a second independence referendum.

Author: 0 Chad recalls ambassador from Qatar amid Gulf Arab row

Qatar has dismissed as "baseless" a terrorism blacklist published by Saudi Arabia and its allies which linked individuals and organisations in Doha to support for Islamist militant groups. Its only land border is with Saudi Arabia. "We have not asked for mediation, we believe this issue can be dealt with among the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council", the country's foreign minister said on Saudi state television .

Global News Trump accuses Qatar of funding terror 'at a very high level'
Author: 0 Trump accuses Qatar of funding terror 'at a very high level'

Ankara officials have said Turkey's parliament will fast-track a draft bill allowing its troops to be deployed to a military base in Qatar. Media captionThe economic disruption could have an impact on Qatar if the dispute drags on. In a press conference called Friday, Tillerson called on Saudi Arabia and a group of Arab countries on Friday to immediately "ease their blockade" of Qatar and "put forth a good faith effort to resolve the grievances they have with each other".

Global News BJP ordered to open fire at farmers; we can't be blamed: Congress
Author: 0 BJP ordered to open fire at farmers; we can't be blamed: Congress

In the video, the hand-folded officer can clearly be seen requesting Khatik to stop the protest when she was urging other protesters for set the police station ablaze. The Congress should answer for this and Rahul Gandhi should apologise for the irresponsible behavior of his party men. "This allegation has rightly proved that the Government does not consider the farmers, poor and the Dalits as a priority in the country".

Global News MP farmers protest : Shivraj Chouhan goes on fast for peace
Author: 0 MP farmers protest : Shivraj Chouhan goes on fast for peace

Another BJP leader and member of parliament Meenakshi Lekhi said that the BJP always stood by the farmers while the opposition has never done anything apart from cribbing about the situation. The chief minister had urged the farmers to maintain calm. "He has never considered visiting the families of the dead farmers in Mandsaur and also the houses of the 25 persons who died in a blast at a fireworks factory".

Author: 0 Qatari crisis could spell new trouble for embattled Hamas

Hamas released an official statement denying that Qatar gave the organization a list of officials and other Hamas members who should be expelled from the country. Over the years, Gaza's Hamas rulers have built a labyrinth of tunnels, some passing under the border into Israel which they used to launch attacks during their last conflict in 2014.

Author: 0 Flight shares soar as pound sinks after election shock

With no parties showing majority in the June 8 UK General Election, the pound was down sharply as traders reacted to the early results, a media report said. France said the election result would not call into question Britain's decision to exit. In a statement, UJS representatives expanded, saying, "Many Jewish students will have concerns regarding parties' positions towards certain issues, particularly the Labour Party's handling of antisemitism and its leadership's past support for groups ...

Global News British police name third suspect in London Bridge attack
Author: 0 British police name third suspect in London Bridge attack

The attackers drove to London Bridge at 9.58pm. Addressing the problem, she said , will require "difficult, and often embarrassing, conversations". She says: "When I went to England, he was a bit more rigid, but not so much". A spokesman for the F.B.I., Andrew C. Ames, said the agency had no comment.

Global News BJP chief calls Mahatma Gandhi 'bahut chatur baniya', Congress demands apology
Author: 0 BJP chief calls Mahatma Gandhi 'bahut chatur baniya', Congress demands apology

Taking strong exception to his comments, the CM said that the act is deliberate, unfortunate, uncalled for and unethical. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah has said Mahatma Gandhi was a chatur baniya , a reference to the mercantile caste to which he was born, who had rightly advised dissolution of the Congress after Independence.

Global News UAE bans expressions of sympathy toward Qatar
Author: 0 UAE bans expressions of sympathy toward Qatar

Turkey and Qatar have both provided support for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and backed rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. They accuse the energy-rich Gulf nation of supporting terror groups, charges denied by Qatar. Qatar is home to a vital United States military base.

Global News Qatar blames current crisis on fake news inserted by hackers
Author: 0 Qatar blames current crisis on fake news inserted by hackers

In addition to the humanitarian consequences, Tillerson stated that the blockade was hurting the fight against the so-called "Islamic State" and other violent extremist movements in the region. In some of the strongest comments related to those efforts by a senior Gulf Arab official, Sheikh Khalid told the newspaper he doubted whether Qatar would change its behaviour.

Author: 0 Pakistani intruders killed in last 96 hours: Indian Army

Indian soldiers deployed in the territory, demanding independence from India or a merger of the Himalayan region with Pakistan . The army chief was given detailed briefing about the ongoing operations, the Indian ceasefire violations and the Pakistani soldiers' response to them, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

Author: 0 Five Tehran attackers had fought for IS, says Iran

Iran denounced Donald Trump's reaction to deadly Islamic State group attacks in Tehran as "repugnant" on Thursday after the USA president warned the nation is reaping what it sows. He did not explicitly blame any country but the tweet appeared to refer to comments made by Saudi Arabia's deputy crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman al-Saud, in May, saying that Riyadh would bring "the battle" for regional influence to Iran.

Global News UN condemns Hamas for tunnel under schools in Gaza
Author: 0 UN condemns Hamas for tunnel under schools in Gaza

An worldwide aid group that helps displaced Palestinians worries the Qatar crisis could negatively affect support for the Gaza Strip. However, Haaretz cited Lebanon's news channel Al Mayadeen as reporting that Qatar has provided the Hamas leadership with a list of officials who have been requested to leave the country's capital of Doha .

Global News Gulf states squeeze Qatar as US, Kuwait probe for solution to row
Author: 0 Gulf states squeeze Qatar as US, Kuwait probe for solution to row

Trump's administration later suggested U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , who as Exxon Mobil's CEO had business with Qatar, as a possible mediator. No clear evidence has surfaced yet of who was involved, but Qatar's relationship with the U.S. and its funding of the Al-Jazeera news service have been sources of concern for other governments in the region.

Author: 0 UN Rights Chief Calls For End Of Israeli Occupation

US concerns about the United Nations rights body predate President Donald Trump's election, and Washington has long denounced an agenda item dedicated exclusively to criticizing Israel. The UNHRC is mandated to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at every session under its rules. A former State Department official briefed on the discussions said while the council's targeting of Israel is likely part of the debate, there also are questions about its roster of members and doubts ...

Author: 0 Die, many injured in IS attacks on Iran

Trump said "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote ". Iran's powerful religious Revolutionary Guards blamed rival Sunni-led Saudi Arabia for the attacks, an accusation the kingdom's foreign minister dismissed.

Author: 0 Trump accuses Comey of lying to Congress

Earlier, in a characteristic early morning tweet , Trump said , "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication... and WOW, Comey is a leaker!" Trump broke his silence on Twitter following explosive testimony by Comey, declaring "total and complete vindication".

Global News ANC calls for judicial inquiry into state capture
Author: 0 ANC calls for judicial inquiry into state capture

The stalwarts were deeply concerned that a significant number of the ANC leadership decided that Zuma's recall should not be accepted, and made a decision to release a statement on Monday before the NEC press briefing at 14:00. The stalwarts went on to say that if the opposition truly held the interests of the country at heart they would withdraw the motion of no confidence and would allow members of the ANC caucus to formally move a motion of no confidence themselves.

Global News Murphy's campaign for governor dreads news of Venezuelan dictatorship, corruption
Author: 0 Murphy's campaign for governor dreads news of Venezuelan dictatorship, corruption

But the opposition has threatened that a future government would refuse to repay the debts to the bank. "To extend a lifeline of US$2.8 billion to the dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro , Goldman Sachs is now complicit in the repression and the abuses of human rights in our country, that have resulted in more than 50 deaths and thousands of injuries", Borges said in a letter to Goldman Sachs .

Author: 0 Lordy, does Twitter have fun with Comey's exclamation

I wanted Mr. Comey to apply the same approach to the key question surrounding his interactions with President Trump-whether or not the President's conduct constitutes obstruction of justice. He asked what we could do to 'lift the cloud.' I responded that we were investigating the matter as quickly as we could, and that there would be great benefit, if we didn't find anything, to having done the work well.

Author: 0 Iran investigating Saudi role in attacks

Armed assailants apparently dressed as women attacked the parliament buildings in the morning equipped with assault rifles, handguns and suicide vests, killing security guards and ordinary people before taking hostages in the upper floors of the building.

Global News Saudis apologise after footballers snub silence in memory of London attack
Author: 0 Saudis apologise after footballers snub silence in memory of London attack

Fans who were at the Adelaide Oval were outraged when the Saudi national team failed to line up before the kick-off against the Socceroos for the FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifying game. "Both the AFC and the Saudi team agreed that the minute of silence could be held". In addition to the Australians who died in London, a deadly siege in Melbourne on Tuesday that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called "an act of terrorism" claimed one victim, while an Australian schoolgirl was one of ...

Author: 0 Germany urges steps to defuse crisis in Gulf region

Now, the situation in the Arabian Gulf over the last few days is troubling to the United States , the region, and to many people who are directly affected. We're seeing shortages of food. "We believe these are unintended consequences". Increasing the pressure Friday, Qatar's neighbors put 12 organizations and 59 people on a terror sanctions list and described them as being associated with Qatar.

Author: 0 Iran forcefully rejected Trump's 'repugnant' condolences for the deadly attacks in Tehran

On Thursday, Iran's Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said investigators were working to determine whether Saudi Arabia had a role Wednesday's attacks but said it was too soon to say if that was the case. The Islamic State group claimed the attacks. Sunni-majority Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran have had strained relations throughout their history and have been involved in a sectarian feud for more than 1,000 years.

Global News Qatar slams Saudi, allies terrorism list as 'baseless'
Author: 0 Qatar slams Saudi, allies terrorism list as 'baseless'

One hour later: Trump escalates the conflict for no apparent reason at a press conference with the president of Romania . Turkey has close ties with Doha including in the energy sector, but it also maintains good relations with the other Gulf states.

Author: 0 Record number of female MPs elected in 2017 general election

Only one party has 100 percent female representation: the Green Party, whose only MP Caroline Lucas was re-elected with over 50 percent of the vote. "The number of women MPs in parliament has broken the 200 barrier for the first time", Smethers told the Guardian .