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Author: 0 Merkel: EU ready for Brexit negotiations

Merkel said Europe wanted Britain to remain a good partner, adding they wanted to get to work "speedily". With no official reaction yet from senior figures in Brussels or in national capitals, one European Union official said it was too early to speculate on how the bloc would react to a change in Britain's demands for its withdrawal in 2019 or whether plans for negotiations to open on June 19 would be put on hold.

Global News British police confirm 8th person killed in London Bridge attack
Author: 0 British police confirm 8th person killed in London Bridge attack

The trio rammed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge on Saturday evening before running into the bustling Borough Market area, where they slit throats and stabbed people. Witness accounts suggest Thomas might have been thrown into the river, police said. He was also taken into custody on "suspicion of the preparation of terrorist acts", police said.

Author: 0 UAE urges Qatar to change policy after terror list issued

President Donald Trump on Friday urged Qatar to stop funding terrorism, claiming credit for and endorsing the decision of Gulf nations to ostracize their neighbor. "We are now buying Turkish products", he said. Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani spoke to Tillerson and was due in Moscow on Saturday.

Author: 0 Benjamin Netanyahu Promises to Continue Settlement Activity in West Bank

The survey of 600 respondents, conducted at the end of May, also showed that more than half of the Jewish Israelis polled felt that Israel should have immediately annexed the territories it conquered in the Six-Day War of 1967, and more than half thought that building Jewish settlements in the territories was "wise".

Global News Can you commit manslaughter by sending texts? We're about to find out
Author: 0 Can you commit manslaughter by sending texts? We're about to find out

In Massachusetts assisting someone to commit suicide is not considered a crime. Carter is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Roy back in July 2014. Once he was gone, Carter told her friends that she was the reason behind Roy's death and mourned it. Now the prosecution has the burden to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Carter's texts - her words - caused the suicide, while the defense argues that the cause was the determined choice of a depressed young man ...

Global News Theresa May big loser in United Kingdom snap vote
Author: 0 Theresa May big loser in United Kingdom snap vote

One of them is country, one of the others is LGBTI rights", she told the BBC. If Corbyn had claimed seven more seats, the total seats won by Labour, the Lib Dems, the SNP, Plaid Cymru, the Green Party and one independent MP would have come to 322 - enough to dethrone the Conservatives of their power.

Author: 0 France's Macron faces test in parliamentary elections

French voters head to the polls on Sunday for the first of two rounds of a parliamentary election expected to give new President Emmanuel Macron a solid majority that should allow him to carry out far-reaching reforms. Marine Le Pen herself is running for a seat in Henin-Beaumont in northern France. The Ipsos Sopra Steria poll projected Macron's Republic On The Move (LREM) would win 31 percent of the vote in the first round of voting on June 11, up from 29.5 percent the last time the ...

Author: 0 Top two aides to British PM Theresa May quit

Labour won 262 seats in Friday's general election , up from the 232 secured by Ed Miliband in 2015, but the Conservatives remain the largest party in parliament. The arrangement with the DUP will make governing easier, but it makes some Conservatives uneasy. The DUP was founded in the 1970s by the late firebrand preacher Ian Paisley, and in the 1980s was a key player in the "Save Ulster from Sodomy" campaign, which unsuccessfully fought against the legalization of gay sex.

Global News United Kingdom police seek clues from pink knives used in London Bridge attack
Author: 0 United Kingdom police seek clues from pink knives used in London Bridge attack

Bologna prosecutor Giuseppe Amato said the warning had been passed on after Zaghba was intercepted at the city's airport trying to board a plane for Turkey, en route for Syria. When the three London #attackers plowed into pedestrians on #London Bridge , they were planning for much more carnage. Surveys now put the Conservatives ahead by between one and 12 points.

Author: 0 Qatar, accused of supporting terrorism, hires ex-US attorney general

June 8: Apparently having been told that Qatar is an ally which hosts both CENTCOM and a huge USA military base, Trump offers up Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to mediate the dispute. "It is absolutely clear to us that for maximum effective actions on this background it is necessary to have unity among the Arab League, the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, all countries in the region, and the countries outside the region", he said.

Global News Merkel says European Union is 'ready to start Brexit negotiations'
Author: 0 Merkel says European Union is 'ready to start Brexit negotiations'

The political turmoil is unlikely to change the underlying policy positions of the European Union, but in the event of a hung parliament , officials in Brussels will not know who they will be negotiating with, when they will be ready, or if the policy outlook will match that mapped out by Mrs May before the election.

Author: 0 London Mayor: 'Don't Roll Out Red Carpet' For Trump

A spokesperson for Khan told the UK's Guardian that the mayor had " more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump's ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context his remarks". "(Mainstream media) is working hard to sell it!" Following Kahn's statement to the press, President Trump, again, sent out a tweet criticizing London's first Muslim mayor.

Global News Boris Johnson denies plot to topple UK PM Theresa May
Author: 0 Boris Johnson denies plot to topple UK PM Theresa May

He said: "I am backing Theresa May ". 'We need somebody who can talk and connect with people like Jeremy Corbyn does. Be Civil - It's OK to have a difference in opinion but there's no need to be a jerk. Former minister Anna Soubry said Mrs May should "consider her position" after a " dreadful campaign " while backbencher Heidi Allen suggested she could be out within a matter of months, depending on the Brexit negotiations.

Author: 0 May's top aides resign after United Kingdom election fiasco

May's aides, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, announced on Saturday that they had quit following sustained criticism of the campaign within the party. The resignations came as May worked to fill jobs in her minority government. The prime minister has vowed to pull Britain out of Europe's single market in order to end mass migration from the bloc, despite fears of the economic impact.

Author: 0 Rex Tillerson calls on Arab nations to ease blockade on Qatar

Qatar has historically "been a funder of terrorism at a very high level" and that has to stop, Trump said Friday at a White House news conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis. Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani called the moves by Arab neighbours and others "clear violations of worldwide law and global humanitarian law".

Author: 0 Theresa May's co-chiefs of staff quit after election

Timothy said he took responsibility for the Conservative manifesto, including a plan for elderly social care that caused a backlash among many core voters. "I felt what the prime minister needs when you're going through a tough time like negotiating Brexit is diplomats, not street fighters", Perrior, who quit before the election, told BBC radio .

Author: 0 House Republicans Pass 'Choice' Act, Block Fiduciary Rule

HR 10 was introduced by Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. However, there could be sufficient bipartisan support for a separate measure floated in the Senate Banking Committee that would relieve regulations on small banks .

Author: 0 London attack: Pakistani-origin man among two attackers identified

Police said in a statement: "Detectives were appealing for information about Xavier Thomas , 45, a French national who had not been seen since the night of the terrorist attack on London Bridge ". However, she said she and the police assumed he wanted to eventually go to Syria, given he only had a one-way ticket to Istanbul and a small backpack.

Author: 0 London attackers were chef, clerk and 'suspicious' Italian

Zaghba, an Italian-Moroccan national, was identified as a possible militant threat after he was stopped at Bologna airport in 2016 as tried to reach Syria . Between 2009 and 2016, the number of police officers fell by nearly 20,000, or around 14 percent, according to the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies think-tank.

Global News 18 sectoral groups formed to support GST roll-out on July 1
Author: 0 18 sectoral groups formed to support GST roll-out on July 1

They urged the FM to take up these issues at a GSTN council meeting. Confederation of Indian Textiles Industry Chairman J Thulasidharan observed that the 18 per cent GST rate on manmade fibre and synthetic yarn would have inverted duty structure problem as the fabric would attract only 5 per cent GST rate.

Global News Attackers of Egyptian Christians trained in Libya
Author: 0 Attackers of Egyptian Christians trained in Libya

There were conflicting reports on whether the gunmen had been dressed up as civilians or as the military. The attack was reportedly carried out by eight to ten gunmen, media reports said. A woman wounded in an attack on Coptic Christians arrives at Nasser Institute Hospital in Cairo , Egypt, Friday, May 26, 2017. He added that Islamic State group have fled Syria and sought refuge in Libya have been attempting to bring down the Egyptian state by "sowing sedition between Christians ...

Global News London Bridge Attack: The Toll of Terror
Author: 0 London Bridge Attack: The Toll of Terror

The announcement came a day after London's Metropolitan Police Service named two other men as attackers: 27-year-old Khuram Sharzad Butt, a British citizen born in Pakistan , and 30-year-old Rachid Redouane , who "claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan".

Global News Top aides to Theresa May resign after British election losses
Author: 0 Top aides to Theresa May resign after British election losses

Timothy said he takes full responsibility for his role in the campaign and its failure. "I'm afraid she didn't have those qualities herself but she hired people that didn't have them either". It is noted that the party's commanding lead in the polls of 20 percentage points at the start of the election period dramatically narrowed after the launch of the Conservatives' manifesto.

Author: 0 Trump says '100 percent' willing to respond to Comey under oath

TRUMP tweet: "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication". Trump's offer to testify heightens the drama of his standoff with Comey , who told senators that Trump had demanded his personal loyalty and had pressured him to drop a counterintelligence investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Global News Anti-Shariah rally in Denver draws people from both sides
Author: 0 Anti-Shariah rally in Denver draws people from both sides

In New York City, anti-Muslim protesters were outnumbered by counterprotesters who used air horns and cowbells to drown out the other side, the New York Daily news reported . The Kansas Chapter of the Council for American-Islamic Relations, the KC Muslim Civic Initiative, the Crescent Peace Society, and the Women's March on Kansas will have a separate event Saturday night.

Author: 0 UK Ruling Party Loses Majority, Seeks Coalition

Here are six key takeaways from the most unexpected of elections. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May will attempt to form a government despite failing to win a majority in the U.K. But the governing Conservative Party has suffered big losses in the election and is on the verge of losing its parliamentary majority. In an indication of the unease within the party about the link-up with the DUP , Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson said she had demanded a "categoric assurance" from the Prime ...

Author: 0 Tentative deal struck between Theresa May and DUP to secure coalition

Downing Street initially said an outline agreement on a "confidence and supply" arrangement had been reached with the DUP which will be put to the Cabinet for discussion on Monday. British conservatives have expressed unease with the proposed alliance with the DUP online. May is preparing to name the rest of her cabinet after revealing Friday that her five most senior ministers would stay in their posts.

Global News Tehran attackers were Iranian IS recruits
Author: 0 Tehran attackers were Iranian IS recruits

Iranian forces are fighting the extremists in Iraq and Syria , and lawmakers have argued they're doing so to prevent terrorist attacks at home. The ministry said the attackers were part of a network that entered Iran in July-August 2016 under the leadership of "high-ranking ISIS commander" Abu Aisha intending to carry out operations in religious cities.

Global News World leaders condemn deadly attack in Kabul
Author: 0 World leaders condemn deadly attack in Kabul

Several embassies were damaged and a number of foreigners wounded, but the majority of victims were, as ever in such attacks, Afghan civilians. The blast left a 16ft-deep crater near Zanbaq Square in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, where foreign embassies are located, including the German premises which was badly damaged.

Author: 0 McCain's fuzzy questions for Comey leave observers puzzled

Mukasey was asked if former AG Lynch could face any problems for her order to then-Director Comey . The senator was slow speaking, and at times perplexing, making people ask: What's wrong with John McCain? "In other words, we're complete in the investigation and anything that former Secretary Clinton had to do with the campaign is over and we don't have to worry about it anymore?" Only, he did it in a way that confused Comey and most people watching at home .

Author: 0 Qatar hit by ratings downgrade over blockade crisis

Several countries followed suit. The four states have suspended all flights to and from Doha and given all Qatari citizens two weeks to return home. Trump initially took sides with the Saudi-led group before apparently being nudged into a more even-handed approach when USA defence officials renewed praise of Doha , mindful of the major U.S.

Global News Kingdom Hearts III 'Orchestra' trailer
Author: 0 Kingdom Hearts III 'Orchestra' trailer

Disney and Square Enix are teasing us again. It's 2:30 AM EST (where I am) and we have a new Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer to keep our E3 spirits alive throughout the night. At the end of the trailer, it announces that a "new world" and "new trailer" for Kingdom Hearts III will be shown off in D23 Expo 2017, which takes place this July 15, 2017.

Author: 0 DUP to support minority Tory government after 'confidence and supply' deal reached

The development comes after Mrs May sent her Chief Whip Gavin Williamson to Belfast for talks with the DUP after the election left the Tories eight seats short of the 326 required for a majority. On Brexit, the DUP supports leaving the European Union but opposes a return to a "hard" border with Ireland - which could happen if May carries through her threat to walk away from the talks rather than accept a "bad deal".

Global News Trump won't say if Comey conversations were taped
Author: 0 Trump won't say if Comey conversations were taped

President Donald Trump says the United States is committed to the mutual defense of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members, casting aside concerns that his failure to mention the commitment last month weakened the alliance. Trump's private attorney, Marc Kasowitz, seized on Comey's admission that he had orchestrated the public release of the information. Later Friday morning, Trump retweeted a message that linked to an article recapping the piece.

Author: 0 Iran blames Trump for new Mid-East muddle

He said normal life in Qatar is "not affected" by the blockage, insisting the tiny country maintains sufficient access to other air and sea routes to secure food for its people. Meanwhile, Turkey's parliament approved sending troops to an existing Turkish base in Qatar as a sign of support. Trump's broadside Tuesday against Qatar, which plays a major role in United States military efforts in the Mideast, arrived as an early-morning shock to U.S.

Author: 0 Iran turns wrath on US, Saudi Arabia

The intelligence ministry said they were Iranians who had joined the Islamic State group and travelled to its strongholds in Iraq and Syria before returning home. Rouhani told state TV that "whenever the nation scores a victory, ill-wishers work to deliver a blow to the country and the people", referring to the May 19 presidential election that saw a substantial turnout.

Author: 0 Three US soldiers killed, one wounded by Afghan soldier

The US Defense Department is conducting investigation, Pentagon said in a statement. The Afghan soldier was shot dead in return fire, Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the governor of the province said. "And our thoughts and prayers are with the families of these American heroes". Similar attacks have also plagued Afghan troops, depleting morale and causing mistrust within security ranks.

Author: 0 Man kills three, himself in Pennsylvania supermarket

However, according to The Associated Press , a 42-minute film about a violent massacre was posted by Stair, Mitchell said, about the time of the killings. Now a search warrant shows a fifth coworker managed to escape and call police. Police say Stair fired random shots inside the store before shooting himself in the head.

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