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Iraqi forces take one of four districts in Mosul's IS-held enclave

USA -backed Iraqi government forces retook eastern Mosul in January and began a new push on Saturday to capture the enclave where about 200,000 people are trapped, regularly dropping leaflets telling families to flee. Brigadier General Haidar al-Obeidi of the elite CTS force told AFP news agency that his troops have avoided entering the Old City for now "because of the tightness of the area and ... [Full Article...]

UK PM May's lead over Labour shrinks

Gillian Cruise, a lifelong Labour voter in Wakefield until she switched to the Conservatives in 2015 due to their promise to hold the referendum, has now volunteered to campaign for May's party. "IT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN" Labour chiefs "ban Diane Abbott from going on TV" after string of auto crash interviews - so how do they expect her to run the Home Office? She had also backed the Remain camp ... [Full Article...]

Tigers, Zimmermann power past White Sox 10-1

Tigers, Zimmermann power past White Sox 10-1 The Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers square off on Sunday in the final game of their three game division set. Even Dixon Machado got in on the fun, driving in Jose Iglesias with a single to center field. The White Sox placed right-hander Michael Ynoa on the 10-day disabled list with a right hip flexor strain Saturday and recalled right-hander Brad Goldberg from Class AAA Charlotte. [Full Article...]

Police responding to three separate incidents in London

British police had rushed to several incidents across London on Saturday after witnesses said a van ploughed into pedestrians at London Bridge , and police confirmed there was an incident that may have involved a van and a knife attack that resulted in multiple fatalities. [Full Article...]

Atletico Madrid lose CAS appeal against FIFA transfer ban

Atletico Madrid lose CAS appeal against FIFA transfer ban United's interest in the French forward appeared to be dead in the water after Atletico had their appeal against their transfer ban turned down by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday. He still has a release clause that United could easily meet though, meaning interest has cooled on the part of the player or Jose Mourinho . Griezmann enjoyed another fine campaign with Los Colchonero... [Full Article...]

Trump argues for travel ban as attacks hit London

Witnesses also have reported a number of stabbings at Borough Market. Police say the incident in Vauxhall is a stabbing and not related to the other two incidents. The public have been told to "run, hide and tell". Shots were fired, however, it was not clear if the shots were fired by police or the assailants. [Full Article...]

Trump signals he won't try to block James Comey's Senate testimony

Spicer said. "I don't know what they're - how they're going to respond". The concept of executive privilege stems from idea that the President must be able to enjoy frank communications with Cabinet members and advisers. "The appearances here look really not very good for Mr. Kushner", Tim Frye, a Russian Federation scholar at Columbia University, said. On the issue of whether operatives of ... [Full Article...]

Republican governor joins coalition to uphold Paris climate agreement

Republican governor joins coalition to uphold Paris climate agreement It's unclear how much those changes will cost. Whatever the industry, companies will be reluctant to change plans based exclusively on the withdrawal from the climate agreement because the pendulum could swing back. Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto (D) pushed back on Twitter , writing, "As the Mayor of Pittsburgh, I can assure you that we will follow the guidelines of the Paris Agreement for our ... [Full Article...]

Trump argues for travel ban after attacks hit London

Police in the British capital said early on Sunday that a deadly collision of a van with pedestrians on London Bridge and a subsequent stabbing at a restaurant in the vicinity were acts of terrorism. Police say the incidents occurred on the bridge and at Borough Market a short distance away. He was shot dead by police at the scene. It was not clear if they were related. [Full Article...]

Bennett harming chances for embassy move

Bennett harming chances for embassy move Bloomberg News reported that despite repeated pledges to do so, the Trump administration has decided not to make the controversial move, which some in Israel hoped would be announced during the US President's forthcoming visit to the region later this month. [Full Article...]

PM Narendra Modi condemns London terror attacks

Police said six people died and 20 were injured in the attacks, while police shot dead three suspects . The BBC showed a photograph of two possible London attackers shot by police, one of whom had canisters strapped to his body. "There was a van that crashed into the fences on London Bridge". His injuries were not life threatening, police said. People receive medical attention in Thrale ... [Full Article...]

Billionaire Bloomberg pledges $15 million to United Nations for climate change

Pruitt, asked if he himself believed climate change is occurring, said he has indicated that "human activity contributes to it in some manner". A number of African countries have expressed alarm at rising sea levels and changing weather patterns that have the potential to further disrupt the agriculture that so many on the world's poorest continent rely on to survive. [Full Article...]

World pledges to save 'Mother Earth' despite Trump's snub to climate pact

A survey of some of the nine serious candidates who hope to succeed the Atlanta mayor also said Trump's decision could have grave consequences, but said they would continue to fight to improve the city's and the world's climate if elected. [Full Article...]

London police unsure if attackers still on the run

May will chair a meeting of the government's emergency response committee on Sunday. Officers are now responding to a third incident in Vauxhall, less than a mile from London Bridge. Jones later said that she saw a man being arrested by the police. He added: "We believe three people were involved but we still have some more inquiries to be 100% confident of that". [Full Article...]

Pop star Ariana Grande visits fans at Manchester hospital

The visit at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital put a smile on both the injured children and parents faces. Spending time with Jaden, the Duke of Cambridge talked about football and encouraged her to keep on horse riding. Mr Harrison said: "Lily went unconscious when we got her into the auto park and she was nearly like jelly". Police had cordoned off an area around the white Nissan Mi... [Full Article...]

As Comey looms, Trump to focus on infrastructure

As Comey looms, Trump to focus on infrastructure In one memo written after a February get-together, Comey recounted how the president suggested the FBI should drop its investigation of Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, the national security adviser who was forced to resign for lying to administration officials about his contacts with the Russia's ambassador to the United States. [Full Article...]

Terrorism: Stabbings, Hit-and-Run on

Only hours before, bursts of gunfire echoed through the streets - likely from armed police - and at least three blasts rang out as officers performed controlled explosions. We recognise it may not always be safe or appropriate to record or share your experiences - so please think about this when deciding whether to record and again when deciding whether to send your content to the Guardian. [Full Article...]

London Bridge: Van mows down pedestrians, witness says

London Bridge: Van mows down pedestrians, witness says Health officials said at least 30 victims were taken to area hospitals for treatment. Witnesses say the van was reported to have swerved on to the pavement and police confirmed that at least one officer had opened fire. Rowley said the assailants were wearing what looked like explosive vests which upon further investigation appeared to be fake. Another witness, Brad Myers, had just left Londo... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump goes to the Supreme Court to reinstate travel ban

Donald Trump goes to the Supreme Court to reinstate travel ban The government also asked the justices to freeze the Hawaii court's ruling blocking the travel ban until the 9th Circuit appeal is resolved - and, if necessary, while the government seeks review of that decision in the Supreme Court . [Full Article...]

Backed Syrian fighters advancing toward IS-held Raqqa

To the west, the SDF were less than 10 km away, he said in an email interview. "The SDF doesn't need to isolate Raqqa from the south because the global coalition's planes can target any jihadists as they cross the river", Abdel Rahman said. [Full Article...]


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