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Author: 0 Battle for IS 'Capital' Raqqa Begins

The observatory reported that the death toll of suspected US-led coalition air attacks that allegedly targeted boats carrying people who tried to flee the fighting in Raqqa city on Monday has risen to 21 civilians. The 19 boats hit on Tuesday carried fighters and equipment, he added. "Yesterday, my staff reported to me that bodies of murdered Iraqi men, women and children still lay on the streets of the Al-Shira neighborhood of western Mosul, after at least 163 people were shot and killed by ...

Global News Twitter barrage puts spotlight on Trump's outspoken son
Author: 0 Twitter barrage puts spotlight on Trump's outspoken son

How much? It's hard to say, especially considering the President has exempted many of his aides from being forced to disclose potential ethics violations. Caroonist Shannon Wheeler , of Too Much Coffee Man fame, is live-drawing any tweets Donald Trump makes during former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's testimony to the U.S.

Author: 0 Britain: May to form government with DUP

They are pro-union (not Europe but UK), pro-Brexit and socially conservative. The party is now more secular and attracts a wider demographic than when it was founded, shifting from fundamentalist outsider to political pragmatists. The smaller parties - Liberal Democrats and Democratic Unionist Party - won 12 and 10 seats respectively. Government sources suggested the DUP's demands were likely to involve more money for Northern Ireland with "infrastructure and services" topping the ...

Global News British PM fights for survival ahead of Brexit talks
Author: 0 British PM fights for survival ahead of Brexit talks

May, however, has indicated she will not step down, calling for "stability" after the election. Former Conservative cabinet minister Owen Paterson , asked about her future, said: "Let's see how it pans out". Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, who is gay, said she had received assurances from the prime minister over gay rights should the Tories and DUP strike a deal, ITV reported .

Author: 0 Theresa May to form a Government with DUP Alliance

May said she could rely in Parliament on the support of her "friends" in Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party after her governing Conservatives failed to emerge as clear winners. Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn and Liberal Democrats Leader Tim Farron have both called on Mrs May to resign following the election. The DUP won 10 seats.

Author: 0 McConnell: Senate close to Obamacare repeal bill

Ahead of the meetings Tuesday, Senate Republicans were already hastening efforts on ObamaCare, after being urged last week by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to vote this summer to increase the federal debt ceiling . Claire McCaskill of Missouri confronted Republican Orrin Hatch of Utah about the lack of transparency and asked: "Will there be a hearing on the health care proposal?" And a plan backed by the House and the Trump administration to convert Medicaid from an open-ended ...

Author: 0 Trump calls Qatar a funder of terror

Qatar hosts the Al-Udeid military base, the largest U.S. airbase in the Middle East that is central to the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. "People from across the region - not only from Qatar, but also from the states implementing these measures - risk losing jobs and having their education disrupted ", said James Lynch, Deputy Director of Amnesty International's Global Issues Programme, who was in Doha last week.

Global News TV's original Batman Adam West has died at 88
Author: 0 TV's original Batman Adam West has died at 88

Julie Newmar, one of three actresses to play Catwoman during the show's run, told CNN's Fredricka Whitfield that West "was and will be and always will be the finest Batman ever". Kaley Cuoco posted a throwback picture of West on set of The Big Bang Theory while director Edgar Wright posted a brief tribute on his Twitter and actor Kumail Nanjiani remembered him as the "first person I saw who was amusing, badass [and] cool all at the same time".

Author: 0 Final WhatsApp message of London Bridge terrorist Khuram Butt

Despite a rapid response to Saturday's deadly attack , which saw armed officers shoot dead all three suspects within eight minutes, opposition parties have called for May's resignation for her cuts to police numbers. Police said they had arrested 12 people in the area, seven women and five men, and released two after inquiries. Redouane claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan and also used the name Rachid Elkhdar, police said.

Global News Qatar FM rejects intervention in foreign policy
Author: 0 Qatar FM rejects intervention in foreign policy

The spat has led to one of the worst Gulf crises in decades, with suspended flights and regional ports closed to Qatari ships. Saudi Arabia and allies, which have cut ties with Doha , on Friday issued a list of individuals and entities they say are linked to Qatar over terrorism links.

Global News Iran says arrests seven suspects linked to Tehran attacks
Author: 0 Iran says arrests seven suspects linked to Tehran attacks

Tehran police said the auto the attackers used for both attacks was discovered on Saturday in the city center. Five Iranian militants who carried out twin attacks in Tehran on Wednesday were members of the Islamic State group and had been to its strongholds in Iraq and Syria , Iran said on Thursday .

Author: 0 UK prime minister's top aides resign after election fiasco

Joint chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill formed part of May's small inner circle and were blamed by many Conservatives for the party's lackluster campaign and unpopular election platform, which alienated older voters with its plan to make them pay more for long-term care.

Author: 0 Iran says IS-claimed attacks killed 16

Iran's supreme leader shrugged off the attacks. The Sunni jihadists of IS consider Shiite Iran to be apostates, and Tehran is deeply involved in fighting the group in both Syria and Iraq . Two separate attacks shook Tehran on June 7. Mohammad Javad Zarif called the comments "repugnant" and accused the US of supporting terror. Iran's state TV is reporting that the country's authorities have arrested seven suspects for supporting the Islamic State-claimed dual attacks that killed 17 ...

Author: 0 Iran arrests 8 suspected of supporting Tehran attacks

On Thursday, Iran's Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said investigators were working to determine whether Saudi Arabia had a role in Wednesday's attacks but said it was too soon to say whether that was the case. The attackers had entered Iran at some point a year ago, the ministry said without providing precise dates. Iran says the attackers, who were all killed, had fought for the IS group in Syria and neighboring Iraq .

Author: 0 German chancellor urges British PM to start Brexit

Shortly after her comments Downing Street confirmed that five high-profile Cabinet ministers would remain in place . If she is the leader of the largest party, there is a duty on her to seek to form government. The move has been slammed as a " coalition of chaos " by Lib Dem leader Tim Farron, who condemned Mrs May for putting her "party before her country".

Author: 0 French heading to polls to elect parliament members

Polling stations opened at 8:00 am (0600 GMT) on Sunday and will close in the largest cities at 8:00 pm (1800 GMT). The same poll forecast LREM would win 31 percent of the vote in the first round of voting, ahead of the centre-right party The Republicans and far-right National Front .

Author: 0 Syrian Army and Allies Come to Border with Iraq

Iraqi Security Forces are slowly advancing against the remnants of ISIS fighters at a rate of about 100 meters per day, Davis said. The Syrian Army has reached the Iraqi border , according to the Russian Ministry of Defense. The Pentagon credited Syria's ally Russian Federation with helping to calm tensions after the drone incident. The drone on Thursday fired what later turned out to be a dud bomb.

Author: 0 MP: Curfew lifted from Mandsaur but will remain effective at Pipalya town

The farmers in western Madhya Pradesh , particularly Mandsaur and Dewas districts, have been protesting for a week now, demanding debt relief and better crop prices. Also, there were sporadic incidents of violence in some areas in Sehore where road blockades by farmers led to resorting to lathicharge by police today.

Author: 0 Niger recalls ambassador to Qatar in solidarity with Arab states

When Mr. Trump spoke to the press shortly after the Secretary's statement, he did not repeat the call for lifting the blockade and instead launched a lengthy criticism of Qatar. Donald Trump backed Riyadh and Abu Dhabi's decision to isolate Qatar while the U.S. secretaries of defence and state sought to calm the situation among its closest Arab partners, all of whom play a key role in USA counterterrorism and security policies in the region.

Author: 0 Arab states blacklist dozens of 'Qatari terrorism links', Doha calls move 'baseless'

Trump's condemnation contradicted the message delivered by his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson , who had urged Qatar's neighbors to ease their blockade while calling for "calm and thoughtful dialogue". Those on the list, including the former interior minister, could not be reached for comment.numerous others added to the list are figures associated with the Muslim Brotherhood who have made Qatar a base, including Brotherhood spiritual leader Yousef al-Qaradawi.

Global News Man arrested for driving auto into pedestrians in Amsterdam
Author: 0 Man arrested for driving auto into pedestrians in Amsterdam

Two of the wounded people were rushed to the nearby hospital and three other with minor injuries were treated on the spot. The driver later drove into pedestrians and then into a wall, before being arrested. The Netherlands has been on high alert following a series of attacks around Europe in recent months, including ones involving cars plowing into people.

Author: 0 House, Senate investigators seek Trump tapes, Comey memos

Mr Trump cryptically refused to say whether those private exchanges were taped - a matter at the heart of the conflicting accounts of what passed between them at a time when Mr Comey was leading an FBI investigation into Russia's interference in the presidential election and its ties to the Trump campaign.

Global News Germany prepared for Brexit negotiations, says Merkel
Author: 0 Germany prepared for Brexit negotiations, says Merkel

Instead, her party lost seats in the elections, down from 330 to 318. "We want to negotiate quickly, we want to stick to the time plan, and so at this point I don't think there is anything to suggest these negotiations can not start as was agreed".

Global News British police name third London attacker
Author: 0 British police name third London attacker

Eight people were killed and dozens were injured. London's Metropolitan Police said Zaghba had not been on their radar before Saturday, despite the Italian warning. One of those they were most concerned about was Butt, the sources said. "We simply don't have the resources we need to provide the best service we can", he said in an interview following Monday's vigil.

Author: 0 Trump Looms Over Georgia Race, Even As Candidates Rarely Speak His Name

Handel repeatedly cast Ossoff as a tool of "the most liberal elements of the Democratic Party", and mentioned House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , a California Democrat, about a dozen times. Towards the end of the evening, each candidate was given the opportunity to ask their opponent a question. Handel would be a disaster for women's health if she were elected to Congress.

Global News London police chief: Attack victims show city's diversity
Author: 0 London police chief: Attack victims show city's diversity

The London Bridge terrorists tried to hire a 7.5-tonne lorry online on the morning of their attack, police have revealed . The bloodthirsty terrorist gang that killed eight people and injured almost 59 more near London Bridge slashed their victims with bright pink ceramic kitchen knives .

Author: 0 Brighton terror victim named as Kai Hao by Malcolm Turnbull

He shot dead a clerk working at an apartment building on Monday and took a female escort hostage before dying in a shootout with police. As Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull put it, there are "very, very grave questions" to be answered over why this unsafe man was able to carry out this attack, which police are treating as an act of terrorism , in the name of Islamic State and al-Qaeda.

Author: 0 London attackers planned to use lorry

The potential for large vehicles to inflict mass casualties was laid bare in horrifying fashion previous year when a lorry drove through crowds gathered to celebrate Bastille Day in Nice, killing 86 people and injuring scores more. "The ceramic pink knives were found on or nearby the three attackers - Khuram Shazad Butt , Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba - after police shot them dead at approximately 22.16hrs on Saturday, 3 June", according to a police statement.

Global News Police arrest 2 more suspects over bridge attack
Author: 0 Police arrest 2 more suspects over bridge attack

Detectives suspect the carnage inflicted could have been even worse if Khuram Butt had not failed to secure the vehicle because his payment did not go through. Although the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the London Bridge attack , police have said there was no evidence that the perpetrators - Pakistani-born Briton Khuram Butt, Italian Youssef Zaghba and Rachid Redouane, who had links to Libya, Morocco and Ireland - were directed by anyone else, either in Britain or ...

Global News Spicer: WH Referring 'All Matters' on Russian Federation to Outside Counsel
Author: 0 Spicer: WH Referring 'All Matters' on Russian Federation to Outside Counsel

As reports swirl that Trump is planning a further shakeup of the White House communications team following the resignation of comms director Mike Dubke , the short briefings could be a sign that Spicer is next on the way out. Daily White House briefings have been dominated by questions about Russian Federation, and Trump's advisers feared the controversy could seep into Trump's foreign trip if he held a news conference.

Global News UFC Fight Night 110: Thibault Gouti pulled due to illness
Author: 0 UFC Fight Night 110: Thibault Gouti pulled due to illness

Hunt, 43, made a bit of a reference to retiring himself, saying post fight "if that's it for me tonight", but also added "it looks like it's still continuing". If he does walk away, however, the heavyweight division is lesser without him. Hunt has been a loud opponent of performance-enhancing drugs since last summer, when he suffered a decision loss to Brock Lesnar at UFC 200 .

Author: 0 Police seeking London attack victim find body in Thames

They said in a statement: "On Tuesday, 6 June at approximately 19:44hours the body of a man was recovered from the river, near Limehouse, by specialist officers from the Marine Police Unit". "A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorist acts (contrary to section 5 Terrorism Act 2006) and has been taken into custody at a south London police station under the Terrorism Act 2000".

Author: 0 How Trump responded to Comey calling him a liar

He also denied that Comey's version of the events of a February 14 meeting, in which Trump said that he " hoped " that the FBI director could let go of an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn . Thursday's hearing brought Washington and other parts of the country to a standstill as Americans sat glued to their screens. He said that he had carefully documented his interactions with Mr Trump because he anxious the president would misrepresent them, and ...

Global News Sessions says he will not testify at congressional budget hearings this week
Author: 0 Sessions says he will not testify at congressional budget hearings this week

He wrote that "it is important that I have an opportunity to address these matters in the appropriate forum". Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will testify before the Appropriations subcommittee in place of Sessions. "He's got a pretty busy schedule, being the leader of the free world does take a little bit of time so I just haven't had a chance to have that direct conversation with him", Sanders said on the return flight from Ohio.

Author: 0 Afghan Army Soldier Shoots, Kills Three American Troops

A spokesperson for Nangarhar province, Attaullah Khogyani, told Al Jazeera that an Afghan "army commando" opened fire on four USA soldiers. The so-called green-on-blue attacks - when Afghan soldiers or police attack global troops - have been a major problem during Nato's long years fighting alongside Afghan forces.

Author: 0 Erdogan pledges 'full support to Qatari brothers' amid Gulf crisis

Qatar is reaching out for support overseas as it has fallen out with its Arab neighbours, who accuse it of sponsoring extremist groups and resent its ties to the Muslim Brotherhood movement and sponsorship of Al-Jazeera network. Qatar is home to the largest US military base in the region. After an initial deployment of Turkish troops at a base in Doha , Turkish warplanes and ships will also be sent, the mass-circulation Hurriyet newspaper said on its website yesterday.

Author: 0 Trump's first press conference since Comey hearing

King nodded. "I was just gonna quote that ", he said. He is a good guy. " Lordy I hope there are tapes ". Comey would not say whether he thought Trump tried to obstruct justice, leaving that determination to Mueller. Trump raised the possibility he might have recorded his conversations with Comey last month when the president tweeted that Comey "better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations".

Author: 0 UK leader May seen fighting for survival after election failure

The following year, in a general election , it gave the pro-independence Scottish National Party a landslide victory. A party spokesman confirmed Hill had also resigned. Flanked by her members of Parliament, Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader, and former Northern Ireland First Minister, Arlene Foster (C), poses for a photograph outside the Stormont Hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on June 9, 2017, following the result of the general election.

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