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Israel settlement plans 'challenge' to Trump: Palestinians

An eastern front in the war opened on June 5 when, despite a warning from Israel to King Hussein that Jordan should stay out if it, Jordanian forces began shelling West Jerusalem . Guterres recalled that Israel was founded on 14 May 1948 and the world still awaits the advent of an independent Palestinian state. It was unclear if Netanyahu was suggesting no settlements would be dismantled ... [Full Article...]

Arrest over London terror attack

Another 48 were injured when Khuram Shazad Butt, Rachid Redouane , and Youssef Zaghba used a hired van to plough into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed revellers in Borough Market. "However, there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritised accordingly", police said. [Full Article...]

Turkey's Erdogan approves troop deployment to Qatar

In addition, Turkish gendarmes will train Qatari forces, approved under another deal between the two countries' interior ministries in December 2015. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan slammed the move, claiming isolating Qatar and imposing sanctions will "not resolve any problems". [Full Article...]

Iran investigating Saudi role in attacks

The fallout from Islamic State's attacks in Iran's capital Tehran has continued with revelations that gunmen and bombers were Iranian members of IS who had fought in the militants' strongholds in Syria and Iraq - deepening the regional ramifications of the assaults. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia warns banks against raising Qatar exposure

He said there had been no immediate impact since no Qatari clubs were playing in the knockout stages of the Asian Champions League. Turkey, which has a military base in Qatar, also pledged to provide food and water supplies. As of June 9, a total of nine countries have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar. Dr Davidson said that Qatar may come under pressure from its neighbours to suspend the execu... [Full Article...]

Rahul Gandhi storms Mandsaur, takes fight to BJP bastion

Rahul Gandhi storms Mandsaur, takes fight to BJP bastion Gandhi was released after over four hours of detention in the guest house of a cement company. Under the banner of the BKU, a procession was taken out here on Wednesday to express solidarity with the agitating farmers of Madhya Pradesh and condemn the police action on them in Mandsaur. [Full Article...]

House Democrats launch longshot bid to impeach Trump

House Democrats launch longshot bid to impeach Trump Even before former FBI Director James Comey's explosive congressional testimony on Thursday, politicians and experts on both sides of the aisle were floating the idea of impeachment . "And I've concluded that as a result articles of impeachment should be drawn". But since Republicans control the House - a simple majority vote in the House can impeach a president; the Senate then tries him... [Full Article...]

UAE threatens prison, fines for Qatar support

Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani expressed regret over the nine nations' severance of ties with his state, calling it an "unprecedented escalation" and stressing that the strategic choice is to solve any crisisthrough dialogue. [Full Article...]

Top takeaways from James Comey's testimony

He said the Trump administration "chose to defame me" by claiming the Federal Bureau of Investigation rank-and-file had lost confidence in him, which Comey dismissed as "lies, plain and simple". "I can think of multiple 140-character expressions he's made publicly to express he's not fond of the investigation", Lankford said. Even when recounting how he'd ultimately defied Trump by refusing to... [Full Article...]

Sterling shaken by UK election shock; damage limited elsewhere

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn improved his own majority in his north London seat, but capitalized on a last-minute surge in popularity by gaining a significant number of seats for his party throughout Britain. The last time a minority government held power in the United Kingdom was in 1996-97 when the Conservatives' majority was whittled away by defections and by-election defeats to leave them ... [Full Article...]

LeBron is not envious of Golden State

Durant's current team mates, however, call him unselfish when it comes to understanding how he can impact the game each night. Just the same, it's hard to fault James for his failings. The Cavaliers fell behind the Warriors 3-1 in last year's finals before James sparked the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history to bring Cleveland its first major sports title in 52 years. [Full Article...]

On Trump Twitter, conservatives stand by their man during Comey hearing

Under intense questioning by committee members for more than two hours, Comey said he believed he was sacked by President Trump because of the Russian Federation investigation. Trump backers quickly embraced and trumpeted Burr's approach, taking to Twitter and television to say he bolstered the president's argument that all the talk of possible collusion between Trump's campaign is politic... [Full Article...]

Death Toll from Tehran Terrorist Attacks Rises to 17

Death Toll from Tehran Terrorist Attacks Rises to 17 Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his Twitter account: "Repugnant White House statement". The Islamic State (IS) group, known as Daesh, its Arabic acronym, claimed the attacks, its first ever carried out in Iran. According to Iran's intelligence ministry, five of the attackers had previously fought with the militant group in Raqqa and Mosul. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the ... [Full Article...]

Third London terror attacks suspect could be Italian-Moroccan Youssef Zaghba

Butt and his fellow attackers, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba , were shot dead by police eight minutes after their rampage began on Saturday. Police disclosed late on Monday that 27-year-old Khuram Butt, a British citizen born in Pakistan, was known to police and domestic spy agency MI5 but with resources scarce had not been deemed enough of a threat to warrant close monitoring. [Full Article...]

Ukip vote collapses as Paul Nuttall fails to win Boston and Skegness

Saying "we may be looking down the barrel of a second [EU] referendum", he added that if Mr Corbyn put together a coalition "then Brexit is in some trouble". But on Thursday the party lost its only seat in Parliament, and Nuttall came third behind the Conservatives and Labour in his constituency. The UKIP leader stood in Boston and Skegness, which he hopes to take from the Conservatives. [Full Article...]

Theresa May: 'I had the balls to call general election'

Theresa May: 'I had the balls to call general election' May insisted she was not avoiding a debate, saying she preferred to take questions direct from voters. In the final TV event of the election campaign featuring the leaders of the two major parties, the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition faced a 45-minute barrage from members of the public. [Full Article...]

S. Korea leader warns North after latest missile launch

The Pentagon successfully shot down an intercontinental ballistic missile using its upgraded long-range interceptor missile last month in what was widely seen as a test of the US' ability to counter a North Korean missile launch, reports CNN. [Full Article...]

London police confirm eighth victim in deadly terrorist attack

London police confirm eighth victim in deadly terrorist attack A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of the preparation of terrorist acts, while a 33-year-old man was held on suspicion of possession with intent to supply controlled drugs. Dramatic footage from London's Borough Market shows three attackers viciously stabbing a man just before police converge and shoot them all dead. [Full Article...]

Egypt condemns IS-claimed Iran attacks

The five men were associated with "Takfiri groups" - a term referring to extremist Sunnis - and left Iran after joining ISIS , the statement said . "Repugnant [White House] statement & Senate sanctions as Iranians counter terror backed by USA clients". In the wake of twin deadly attacks on Iran claimed by ISIS, both the US and Iran have accused each other of sponsoring terrorism overse... [Full Article...]

Pound tumbles as exit poll suggests British hung parliament

Political deadlock in London could derail Brexit negotiations with the other 27 European Union countries before they even get started in earnest. It also includes increased National Health Service spending, free elderly care and a vote on overturning the ban on fox hunting. [Full Article...]


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