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Global News Andrea Constand Testifies on Day 2 of Bill Cosby Trial
Author: 0 Andrea Constand Testifies on Day 2 of Bill Cosby Trial

She also listened as a prosecutor played a recording she made of one call in which Cosby talks about a plan to pay for Constand's education. Constand has testified about how her professional relationship with the Temple University trustee evolved into a friendship.

Author: 0 Iran sends planes of food to Qatar amid concerns of shortages

The decision will affect more than 11,000 people from the West Asian states of Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain alone, according to official figures. The Islamic Republic, alongside Qatar's other powerful ally Turkey, has backed Doha , expressing readiness to supply food to the country that so far has depended on commodities trucked in through its only land order with Saudi Arabia.

Global News Iran arrests 7 more persons linked to Tehran attacks
Author: 0 Iran arrests 7 more persons linked to Tehran attacks

The seven people, arrested in Fardis town west of Tehran , provided the logistics for the Wednesday terrorist attacks in the capital, according to Ahmad Fazelian, head of Alborz Province's justice department. Reportedly, two guards, 10 staffers and five others were killed during the attacks that simultaneously targeted the country's parliament and shrine of late founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini .

Author: 0 Guess How Bernie Sanders Feels About The UK Election Results?

And they also harnessed social media. Another big price to pay for the party's support in Westminster could be the reinstatement of any European Union subsidies that farmers lose when Brexit is a done deal. Both are victim of the electoral system - 44% of the popular vote won by the Tories is usually enough for a landslide but then Labour's 40% of the popular vote is historically enough to win an election.

Global News Macron faces test in French parliamentary elections
Author: 0 Macron faces test in French parliamentary elections

President Emmanuel Macron's centrist Republique en Marche party needs a clear majority in the National Assembly to enable him push through the reforms he has promised. Overseas voters have already overwhelmingly backed Macron, with LREM winning 10 of the 11 seats. France, which is still under a state of emergency following a string of terrorist attacks, has placed 50,000 police officers on patrol for polling day.

Global News Backed Syrian fighters seize parts of IS 'capital' Raqqa
Author: 0 Backed Syrian fighters seize parts of IS 'capital' Raqqa

The city has always been seen as a prize by multiple parties to the Syrian conflict, including the government, Russia, Turkey and the US-led coalition bombing IS since 2014. The SOHR said those who died on Saturday included 15 people who were inside an internet cafe, and among them was an NGO activist. But as the SDF drew closer to the city, thousands were smuggled out to territory newly captured by the US-backed fighters.

Author: 0 Turkey says Qatar deployment aims to ensure security

Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al Khaled Al Sabah said in a statement carried by the state-run KUNA news agency Sunday that unity among Gulf Arab countries "was paramount to the people of the region". Three ships loaded with 350 ton of food were also set to leave an Iranian port for Qatar, the Tasnim news agency quoted a local official as saying.

Global News USA special forces aiding Philippine army
Author: 0 USA special forces aiding Philippine army

Since taking office previous year, Duterte has been widely condemned for supporting the extrajudicial killing of drug users and criminals in the Philippines, including by the US under the Obama administration. A military helicopter flies past a mosque in Marawi City in southern Philippines, May 28, 2017. The militants have used bomb-proof tunnels, anti-tank weapons and civilians as human shields to fortify their positions.

Global News Afghan policemen killed in U.S. 'friendly fire' air strike
Author: 0 Afghan policemen killed in U.S. 'friendly fire' air strike

The incident occurred in the surrounding area of Nad Ali district late on Friday night during a joint operation conducted by Afghan forces and worldwide troops, said Omar Zwak, provincial governor spokesman. service members were killed and wounded in an attack in Afghanistan". An official statement by the Pentagon confirmed that three soldiers were killed and another injured in the incident, which appears to be an insider attack.

Global News Coats takes center stage with new questions of Trump interference
Author: 0 Coats takes center stage with new questions of Trump interference

Heinrich said , "I'm simply asking, 'Did that conversation occur?'" Coats responded that he felt it "inappropriate" to answer in a public hearing, and Heinrich laid down the reality: "You realize how simple it would simply be to say, 'No, that never happened?'" The director of the US National Security Agency has said he has never been asked to do anything illegal or felt pressure to do anything immoral during his three years at the helm.

Global News Former aide hits out at 'toxic' team around PM
Author: 0 Former aide hits out at 'toxic' team around PM

Katie Perrior, a former director of communications at No 10 Downing Street, said she respected May but her office was "pretty dysfunctional" with Timothy and Hill being accused of bullying behaviour. Her style of leadership, and in particular the conduct of her most senior aides, has always been the subject of criticism from senior cabinet ministers.

Global News Trump says Comey cleared him. He didn't
Author: 0 Trump says Comey cleared him. He didn't

And he said multiple times that he choose to take detailed notes about his interactions with Trump because he anxious the White House and President would lie about them if he didn't. "I hardly know the man". Trump asked, though he went on to say such a request wouldn't have been inappropriate. "It doesn't make sense". Mr Trump wouldn't rule out a previous claim that there may be tapes of his conversations with Comey.

Author: 0 Trump resumes tweeting, claims vindication by Comey

Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday that Trump's response wasn't accurate. If so, that would be an accusation of perjury, because Comey testified under oath. "Well, I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the very near future", Mr Trump said, when asked about the existence of the tapes. "You would think a guy like Comey" would know the difference between "hoping and telling", Donald Trump Jr.

Global News London attackers had Molotov cocktails, tried to hire truck
Author: 0 London attackers had Molotov cocktails, tried to hire truck

Eight people were killed in the attack and the three attackers were also shot dead by the police. London will not be cowed by militants who have killed 35 people in three separate attacks in Britain, but police will ask for more resources to tackle the threat from marauding assailants, London police chief Cressida Dick told Reuters on Saturday.

Global News Housing Minister Gavin Barwell loses seat
Author: 0 Housing Minister Gavin Barwell loses seat

The result means anyone appointed to the role as part of the new government will be the sixth person to hold the post of housing minister in just seven years. "I want to reflect on the election and why it did not deliver the result I hoped for. I look forward to working with him". Timothy, who was special adviser to Theresa May when she was Secretary of State at the Home Office and also worked on her election campaign, was appointed Joint Chief of Staff previous year in July.

Author: 0 Arab powers add people, groups with Qatar links to terrorism lists

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reaffirmed Turkey's support for Qatar on Friday and called for the blockade against Doha by several Arab states to be completely lifted. "They can be addressed immediately", he said. The tough U.S. line was a rebuff for Qatar's efforts to reach out for support from overseas. 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".

Global News Trump tweets on Comey, declares 'total vindication'
Author: 0 Trump tweets on Comey, declares 'total vindication'

Despite Trump's frequent criticism of the outlet, the Times has been in the first few rows of every press conference the president has held since taking office. Four congressional committees have appealed directly to Comey and the Department of Justice to obtain the memos for review but have not yet obtained them.

Author: 0 Turkey demands an end to Qatar blockade as humanitarian crisis deepens

The Islamic republic has also opened its airspace to about 100 more Qatari flights a day, after Saudi Arabia , Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates banned Qatari planes from their air space. The base and the 11,000 military personnel stationed on it are key resources in the fight against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. The State Department had said the USA learned only at the last minute about the Arab nations' plan to cut ties.

Author: 0 Burt Ward, Seth MacFarlane, others mourn death of Adam West

While their 47-year union was by far the Batman star's longest marriage, it isn't only notable for its longevity, but also for the positive effect Lear had on West's life after the TV series that made him a household name got canceled. The series, filmed in eye-popping bright colors in an era of black-and-white and featuring a revolving set of villains like the Riddler (Frank Gorshin), Joker (Cesar Romero), Penguin (Burgess Meredith) and Catwoman (Julie Newmar), was an immediate hit; the ...

Author: 0 Sessions says he plans to testify before Senate intelligence panel

The intelligence panel "is the most appropriate forum for such matters, as it has been conducting an investigation and has access to relevant, classified information", he added. election. It is unclear whether the upcoming intelligence committee hearing will be open or closed. In a statement Thursday, however, the Justice Department said Sessions recused himself in light of his participation in President Donald Trump's campaign, and "it was for that reason, and that reason alone".

Global News Iran says it has killed mastermind of twin attacks
Author: 0 Iran says it has killed mastermind of twin attacks

All five gunmen involved in the attacks were killed by the security forces. The ministry previously said it had arrested 41 alleged IS members in the Kurdish provinces of Kermanshah, Kurdistan, West Azerbaijan and also in Tehran. "The terrorists first went by auto to the mausoleum and after dropping two of them off, went to the city center to attack parliament", the police said in a statement published on state media.

Global News UK PM May's statement in full
Author: 0 UK PM May's statement in full

They had gained two seats, taking their total to 10. The DUP election manifesto , on its very first page, discounts what has actually happened, saying "on this occasion our votes may not be required to help form a government at Westminster".

Global News United Kingdom prime minister's top aides resign after election fiasco
Author: 0 United Kingdom prime minister's top aides resign after election fiasco

Senior party figures have cautioned against any immediate leadership challenge, saying it would only cause further disruption as Britain prepares to start Brexit negotiations as early as June 19 . But her party is deeply divided over what it wants from Brexit, and the election result means British businesses still have no idea what trading rules they can expect in the coming years.

Author: 0 Three US soldiers killed in Afghanistan attack; Taliban claims responsibility

A spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar province, Attahullah Khogyani, said in a statement that the attack took place in the Achin district. "The (Afghan) soldier was also killed in the return fire", he said. Such strikes have bred deep mistrust between local and foreign forces. It said the incident was under investigation.

Author: 0 Saudi Arabia, Bahrain May Loosen Curbs on Some Qatari Families

With backing from U.S. President Donald Trump , they accuse Qatar of supporting their regional arch-rival Iran as well as Islamist militants. So, how can human rights be protected in the political crisis? "India has time-tested friendly relations with GCC countries".

Global News More than 40000 children at risk in Syria's Raqqa
Author: 0 More than 40000 children at risk in Syria's Raqqa

In the "Battle for the Badiya", referring to the semi-desert area of eastern Syria dominated by ISIS since 2013, Iran-backed fighters in Iraq and Syria have been advancing on US -backed fighters from two fronts: the western countryside of Mosul and the eastern Damascus steppe.

Global News Democrats furious at evasive answers at hearing
Author: 0 Democrats furious at evasive answers at hearing

The Washington Post separately reported on Tuesday that Coats told associates in March that Trump asked him if he could intervene with then FBI Director Comey to get the FBI to back off its focus on Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser, in its Russian Federation probe, according to officials.

Global News Trump offers 'support' to May after polls setback
Author: 0 Trump offers 'support' to May after polls setback

Mounting criticism and a spirit of vendetta claimed the scalps of two of May's closest advisers, Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy, who resigned in the wake of the snap election that wiped out the Tories' parliamentary majority. Wollaston also said she was opposed to the death penalty and creationism being taught in schools, policies that have been supported by some DUP politicians.

Author: 0 Conservatives, DUP agree to 'confidence and supply' deal on government

May will also now have to take into account the wishes of her DUP ally, an unapologetically right-wing Christian party with anti-EU tendencies but a desire to see European Union money continue flowing to Northern Ireland . Play to your base, insult your opponents: its a tactic beloved of many, including Donald Trump . And it didn't work in Britain at all. The outcome is a disaster, but it is hard not to enjoy the many ironies.

Author: 0 United States soldiers killed in attack by Afghan soldier; Taliban claims responsibility

Three US troops were wounded in March when an Afghan soldier opened fire in Helmand, in the first known insider attack on worldwide forces this year. The US soldiers killed or wounded are Army Rangers. Excluding these three soldiers, four U.S. troops have already died in Afghanistan in 2017, with three of them being combat casualties. The Afghan border police forces also suffered casualties in an airstrike which was apparently carried out mistakenly by the foreign in Nad-e-Ali district.

Author: 0 13 marines killed as fighting rages in Marawi City

The Philippines military said the United States was providing technical assistance to end the siege of Marawi by fighters allied to Islamic State , which is now in its third week, but it had no boots on the ground. Without confirming the specific request from the Philippines, a Facebook spokesman said the company has "well-established law enforcement channels for governments to contact us about emergencies".

Author: 0 French president says 8th death confirmed after London attacks

PARIS France said on Wednesday that two of its citizens were among the seven people killed when militants drove a van into revelers and then went on a stabbing spree in central London on Saturday. Earlier police, who were hunting for 45-year-old Frenchman Xavier Thomas, missing since the attack, said that they had found a body in the River Thames.

Global News Philippine Marines Killed in Clashes With Militants
Author: 0 Philippine Marines Killed in Clashes With Militants

The Armed Forces of the Philippines had said the United States was providing technical assistance to end the siege of Marawi City but added it had no troops on the ground. He told AFP Friday's deaths amounted to the military's biggest single-day loss in the campaign. Military casualties stemmed from intense, house-to-house fighting and the militant's use of improvised explosive devices, Herrera added.

Global News Corbyn challenges Theresa May over 'dementia tax'
Author: 0 Corbyn challenges Theresa May over 'dementia tax'

Pressed over his willingness to push the nuclear button in the face of an imminent threat, the Labour leader said: "I think the idea of anyone ever using a nuclear weapon anywhere in the world is utterly appalling and awful..." Speaking at the southern British seaside resort of Brighton at ceremony promoting his book, the 75-year-old American politician said he was impressed by the British Labour leader and his efforts to reach out to the grassroots and transform the UK Labour party.

Global News Iran makes more arrests after deadly Tehran attacks
Author: 0 Iran makes more arrests after deadly Tehran attacks

Iran says it has killed the alleged mastermind of twin attacks last week claimed by the Islamic State group. " The mastermind and main commander of terrorist attacks on the parliament and Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini was killed today by the security forces ", intelligence minister Mahmoud Alavi was quoted as saying by the Tasnim news agency, Reuters reports.