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Global News Iran attackers fought for Islamic State in Syria, Iraq - ministry
Author: 0 Iran attackers fought for Islamic State in Syria, Iraq - ministry

In exchange for Iran rolling back its nuclear program, the US and other world powers agreed to suspend wide-ranging oil, trade and financial sanctions that had choked the Iranian economy. If true, it would be the Sunni Muslim extremist group's first successful attack in Shiite-led Iran, a nation it regards as a leader of apostates. Alavi also said that in the past three months, Iran has broken up 25 terrorist teams.

Author: 0 White House Blames Iranian Victims For Islamic State Attack

The attack Wednesday as lawmakers held a session in parliament and at the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini shocked Iranians who so far had avoided the chaos that has followed the Islamic State group's rise in Syria and Iraq. Security camera footage aired on state TV showed people running and seeking cover as the gunmen strode through parliament's halls, firing their weapons and hitting at least one person.

Author: 0 Dozens rally in downtown to show support for Paris climate accord

He slammed it as "a disaster for the whole world because the United States has such importance today and is a country that many follow". It remains to be seen, however, whether the states and cities will make real pledges that go beyond political statements .

Author: 0 Army to utilize troops, ground armor in Marawi after 'friendly fire' mishap

The majority of the city's population of 200,000 people is believed to have fled the city, but authorities believe 2,000 others remain trapped by the fighting. "I'm sure the troops will do they best they can to accomplish the deadline", he said. Images have been circulated widely online of smiling fighters dressed in the black attire typical of Islamic State, posing with trophies that include stolen government weapons and armoured vehicles hit by rocket-propelled grenades.A video posted on ...

Global News Partial list of winners of the 2017 Tony Awards
Author: 0 Partial list of winners of the 2017 Tony Awards

The homegrown production, which started Off-Broadway, tells the story of Evan Hansen , a high-school senior with social anxiety whose life is turned upside down after a classmate commits suicide. He previously appeared in "The Book of Mormon" in 2014, and his father is Marc Platt , a producer with past nominations for Best Musical ("Wicked", 2004), Best Musical Revival ("Pal Joey", 2009) and Best Play (" Indecent ", 2017).

Global News Kabul blast: Afghan leader says bomb toll passes 150
Author: 0 Kabul blast: Afghan leader says bomb toll passes 150

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Afghan government has accused the Taliban-allied Haqqani Network. The next day, at least a dozen people were killed when suicide bombers attacked the funeral for one of the dead protesters on Saturday .

Author: 0 Qatar begins shipping cargo through Oman to bypass Gulf rift

Qatar's stock market may stabilize on Monday on hopes that the region's diplomatic crisis will eventually be resolved, while other Gulf markets look set to consolidate because of a lack of positive corporate news. Qatar Airways' success relies on the support of its home and hub, Hamad International Airport , which was opened in 2014 and now processes more than 38 million passengers a year.

Global News India to release 11 Pakistan prisoners today in 'goodwill gesture'
Author: 0 India to release 11 Pakistan prisoners today in 'goodwill gesture'

The move came after Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif convened a meeting with President of Afghanistan , Ashraf Ghani and Secretary General of United Nations Organisation (UNO), António Guterres, and shook hands with Indian counterpart Narendra Modi under auspices of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

Author: 0 US Special Forces Join Battle Against ISIS-Linked Group in Philippines

Col. Jo-Ar Herrera told a news conference in Marawi City . United States special forces are helping the Philippine military retake the southern city of Marawi from militants. The two were detained on suspicion of providing financial and other support to their children who are involved in the fighting in Marawi, officials said.

Global News Who won what at the Tony Awards?
Author: 0 Who won what at the Tony Awards?

Former " Roseanne " star Metcalf won her first Tony after several nominations, taking best actress in a play for " A Doll's House, Part 2 ", a lively, fast-paced sequel to the Henrik Ibsen classic. The real-life political thriller tells the story of the Norwegian couple who coordinated the secret talks that led to the handshake between Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat on the lawn of the White House, and earned both the Nobel Peace Prize, shared with Shimon Peres.

Global News Brother of man who dismembered boy found dead in home
Author: 0 Brother of man who dismembered boy found dead in home

On Friday, June 2, 2017, a law enforcement official said Levi's brother, Tzvi Aron , was found dead, his body bound, wrapped in a blanket and stuffed in a basement closet in the same Brooklyn home where detectives uncovered the remains of the boy.

Author: 0 United Kingdom ministers push for Johnson to take over from Theresa May

But it will be the people of the north who will have to pay the price for the DUP's support for Brexit and for cuts. In a statement in Downing Street, the Prime Minister made clear that she would rely on the support of the Democratic Unionist Party in order to get her programme through Parliament.

Global News UK opposition Labour Party says will seek to form minority government
Author: 0 UK opposition Labour Party says will seek to form minority government

Given May's diminished state, many in the European Union are wondering how long she will be leading the country and - by extension - guiding the Brexit negotiations. Combined, the Tories and the DUP would have 329 MPs in the Commons. However, many MPs have urged her to stay on. The DUP and Irish nationalists Sinn Fein are due to restart talks to form a new power-sharing government in Northern Ireland and avoid devolved power reverting to the British parliament in London for the ...

Author: 0 Hamilton wins F1 Canadian GP, picks up points on Vettel

Hamilton completed 70 laps in 1 hour, 33 minutes, 5.154 seconds to beat teammate Valtteri Bottas by nearly 20 seconds. "The team needed this one-two after the tough race we had in Monaco and I'm really impressed by what the team has done to get everything together".

Global News Doubts over Theresa May's grip on power as DUP talks continue
Author: 0 Doubts over Theresa May's grip on power as DUP talks continue

That's not a matter for me", she said . A few hours after the two stepped down , May named former Housing Minister Gavin Barwell, who lost his seat in Thursday's election, as her new chief of staff. "Fact, is this morning she looks bloody weak". Certainly her position on Brexit talks seems to have been compromised, and this could be sound the death knell for her Prime Ministership.

Global News United Kingdom prime minister insists she is staying put
Author: 0 United Kingdom prime minister insists she is staying put

Although the Tories" potential allies in the Democratic Unionist Party campaigned to leave the European Union, they also favour a "soft Brexit' which will maintain the open border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. James Cartlidge (stock image). He said there was a "possibility" of voting down the Queen's Speech and Labour were going to "push all the way" to achieve that.

Global News USA media slates Trump on worsening Gulf crisis
Author: 0 USA media slates Trump on worsening Gulf crisis

El-Sissi thanked Trump for his participation in a counter-terrorism summit in Riyadh last May, in which he abandoned some of the harsh anti-Muslim rhetoric of his presidential campaign and vowed to fight terrorism in partnership with Middle East leaders.

Global News Philippines' Duterte not aware of US support against Islamists in Marawi
Author: 0 Philippines' Duterte not aware of US support against Islamists in Marawi

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". Duterte told a news conference in Cagayan de Oro City , about 100 km from the besieged Marawi , that he had "never approached America" for help.

Author: 0 UN Passes Resolution To Expand North Korea Blacklist

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis links hands with South Korea's Minister of Defense Han Minkoo, left, and Japan's Minister of Defense Tomomi Inada ahead of a trilateral meeting at the 2017 International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Shangri-la Dialogue, an annual defense and security forum in Asia, on Saturday, June 3, 2017 in Singapore.

Author: 0 UK PM seeks to form minority government, to meet Queen

On June 19, the first talks on Brexit is scheduled to happen and India would need to wait and watch what it's relation shapes like in the United Kingdom after the new government forms. The border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is sure to be a hot topic. British voters have been frantically Googling the name of a small Northern Irish party whose 290,000 votes and 10 seats in parliament hold the balance of power in the national parliament representing the UK's 65 ...

Global News Democratic Unionist Party agree 'confidence deal' with Conservatives
Author: 0 Democratic Unionist Party agree 'confidence deal' with Conservatives

As rumours swirled about plots to oust May, Johnson denied he was planning a leadership challenge. "I don't think she does have a majority in the House of Commons for leaving the single market", said Anna Soubry, a Conservative member of parliament who campaigned ahead of last year's referendum for Britain to stay in the EU.

Author: 0 Sinn Fein leader says DUP-Tory deal will 'end in tears'

Northern Ireland's two largest parties dealt a series of devastating blows to their rivals to emerge from the General Election stronger than ever. The SDLP and UUP, the two parties who together forged the Good Friday Agreement and for decades held the pre-eminent positions in Northern Ireland politics, now are without a single MP between them.

Global News Sturgeon calls on voters to
Author: 0 Sturgeon calls on voters to "strengthen Scotland's hand against an extreme Brexit"

Nicola Sturgeon wants to hold another ballot at the end of the Brexit process after the majority of Scots voted to remain in the European Union past year. Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson insisted there will not be a second referendum on independence "anytime soon" as she accused the SNP of "quietly ditching" the policy as a campaign tool in the General Election .

Global News Kosovo votes amid thorny issues of border, talks with Serbia
Author: 0 Kosovo votes amid thorny issues of border, talks with Serbia

The coalition's candidate for prime minister is Ramush Haradinaj , known as "Rambo", whom Serbia wants to try for war crimes. About 1.9 million Kosovars, almost half a million of whom live overseas, were registered to vote in the third election since Kosovo declared independence in 2008.

Author: 0 Northern Irish unionists to open talks with UK's May about support

Chancellor Philip Hammond, meanwhile, is reported to have told the Prime Minister that she needed to put "jobs first" in negotiating a new deal with Brussels, in comments seen as a coded attack on her focus on controlling immigration. Although earning a higher percentage of votes than David Cameron did in 2015, May's Conservatives lost out in key seats to Labour , losing overall 12 seats with Labour gaining 29 - many of which were in London as well as Scotland where the SNP lost 21 ...

Author: 0 Trump on existence of Comey recordings: 'You're going to be very disappointed'

That message is in response to Comey's testimony in which he said Thursday that he had orchestrated information to be leaked to the New York Times . "But I did not say that". This has raised questions as to why Comey didn't tell others, including the attorney general. "Lordy, I hope there are tapes", he said to the senators.

Author: 0 SCO Summit: India inducted into organisation, Narendra Modi meets Afghan President

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday in a veiled dig at both Pakistan and China , called for joint efforts to eliminate terrorism even as he emphasised that connectivity projects should not impinge on a country's sovereignty. In his address, Modi said SCO could also devote attention towards climate change. With the SCO's expansion to include India and Pakistan, PM Modi said the SCO would represent 42 per cent of humanity and almost 22 per cent of global GDP.

Global News Britain's May reaches power deal in battle to cling on
Author: 0 Britain's May reaches power deal in battle to cling on

May's gamble in calling an early election backfired spectacularly, as her Conservative Party lost its majority in Parliament . "But what I'm doing now is actually getting on with the immediate job". She said: 'I told her (May) there there was a number of things that count to me more than party. "It's just how long she's going to remain on death row", former Conservative finance minister George Osborne, who was sacked by May when she became prime minister previous year, told the BBC .

Author: 0 Trump accuses Comey of lying under oath in fiery news conference

I'm not going to say I want you to pledge allegiance. During his testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mr Comey said that he believed the President had directed him to drop an FBI investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's alleged ties to Russian Federation.

Global News Theresa May's Chiefs of Staff Resign After Election Results
Author: 0 Theresa May's Chiefs of Staff Resign After Election Results

Let's get on with the job". But reassurances may mean little as the DUP flexes its muscles after years of seeing power slip away from them in Ulster. For May, those results were precisely the opposite of what she had hoped. Theresa May did not have to call this election. A senior Conservative lawmaker was in Belfast on Saturday for talks with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), whose 10 seats in the new parliament could give May just enough support to pass legislation.

Global News Election 2017: When do we find out who won the General Election?
Author: 0 Election 2017: When do we find out who won the General Election?

Polling stations will remain open until 10pm, any anyone in the queue at that time will still be able to cast their vote. And it would be a personal triumph for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who was widely regarded as having run a successful campaign after being written off as unelectable by many observers and some in his own party.

Author: 0 Stormont at risk from DUP pact, says Kenny

Conservative lawmaker Anna Soubry said May should "consider her position", while another , Heidi Allen, said she may not last six months. The Conservatives won 318 seats in the election , eight short of an outright majority. The Times of London said in an editorial that "the election appears to have been, among other things, a rejection of the vague but harshly worded prospectus for Brexit for which Mrs".

Global News End Israeli occupation of Palestine: UN rights chief
Author: 0 End Israeli occupation of Palestine: UN rights chief

She then drew a contrast with the way the Council treated Venezuela and the way it treated Israel . Haley said that she has started to see a change in attitude toward Israel in the United Nations, a body that Israel has consistently complained is overwhelming against it, mostly in regard to its 50-year occupation of the West Bank and its day-to-day treatment of the Palestinians.

Global News British police arrest seventh man in London Bridge attack probe
Author: 0 British police arrest seventh man in London Bridge attack probe

Police are questioning six men over suspected links to the attackers, Pakistani-born British citizen Butt, Moroccan Redouane, and Zaghba, an Italian national of Moroccan descent. The spate of recent attacks - the deadliest in Britain since four British Islamist suicide bombers killed 52 people on the London transport system in July 2005 - thrust security and policing to the fore of the campaign for last Thursday's election.

Author: 0 Patty Jenkins Is Not Signed to Direct 'Wonder Woman 2' Just Yet

The first standalone film about the superhero, starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot , earned £6,180,000 in cinemas across the United Kingdom and Ireland in its opening weekend, to take the number one spot. It is not uncommon for major movie franchises to hire a different director for individual films, though the superhero genre can find their helmers irreplaceable - like James Gunn, who pilots the $1.5 billion " Guardians of the Galaxy" franchise.

Author: 0 MENIFEE: Winning powerball ticket sold in Sun City

The winning numbers were 32-26-20-38-58, with Powerball 3. The victor has a year to come forward and claim the prize, and can choose to cash in a prize of $279.1 million or to receive the full amount in installments over 29 years. The last First State Powerball victor was last December when a winning ticket worth almost $121 million was sold at a Selbyville gas station. Alberre owns the store with his father, who has owned it for 26 years.