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US joins battle as Philippines takes losses in besieged city

US joins battle as Philippines takes losses in besieged city The U.S. Special Operations Forces, which include elite military units like the Navy SEALs and the Army Rangers "have been providing support and assistance in response to Philippine government requests for many years", it said. The Two-Way has reported that an alliance of extremist groups have held out against the siege using supplies stored in civilian sites such as mosques and schools, as well ... [Full Article...]

Qatari crisis could spell new trouble for embattled Hamas

Qatari crisis could spell new trouble for embattled Hamas Qatar is one of Hamas's staunchest allies. "That is what seems to have angered the bigger countries nearby", Modallal told Al Jazeera by phone from Gaza . "No one wants to hurt Qatar, but it must decide whether it is going in one direction or the other, and I hope that the cost of the economic damage that will be caused to Qatar will convince it to go in the right direction and stop supporting ... [Full Article...]

Police find body in Thames; likely 8th London terror victim

Spain's foreign minister, Alfonso Dastis, says his British counterpart, Boris Johnson, has promised to accelerate efforts to identify victims in Saturday's attack that killed seven people and injured dozens more. Eighteen people remain in critical condition. May blamed "evil" Islamist ideology and vowed to crack down on extremist content online, warning that attackers were "copying one another". [Full Article...]

Leo Varadkar: Indian-origin Irelands gay minister likely to become next PM

Leo Varadkar: Indian-origin Irelands gay minister likely to become next PM In the United Kingdom, the Guardian newspaper reported the win with the headline " Leo Varadkar , gay son of Indian immigrant, to be next Irish PM". Its piece details again how the gay son of an Indian immigrant is set to take the role of taoiseach . Vardakar was born iand raised in Dublin to mother Miriam, a nurse originally from Waterfold and father Ashok, a doctor from Mumbai . [Full Article...]

Six-day war: Israel protesters mark anniversary with demo against occupation

Ending the occupation that began in 1967 and achieving a negotiated two-state outcome is the only way to lay the foundations for enduring peace that meets Israeli security needs and Palestinian aspirations for statehood and sovereignty , he stressed. [Full Article...]

Scottish independence dealt a blow after nationalists suffer losses

Scottish independence dealt a blow after nationalists suffer losses What lies behind these changing fortunes? Pete Wishart, who was the chair of the Scottish Affairs Committee in the last parliament , held on to his Perth and North Perthshire seat by just 21 votes, with Tory MEP Ian Duncan coming close to ousting him. [Full Article...]

UK election shock could delay and soften Brexit

Barnier had previously set a timetable of talks starting in the week beginning June 19, with agreement on initial issues by autumn of this year and a provisional Brexit deal in October 2018. Asked whether he expected to negotiate with Mrs May, he said it was purely a domestic matter, adding: "We want to start, the time is running, and instability, losing time, is not in your or our interest". [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Jr Reacts to Comey Saying He Leaked to Media

Comey knew the whole thing could come down to his word against the president's, and he wanted the memos to serve as proof of his version of events. McCain says he wants Comey to answer whether or not Trump's interactions with Comey constitute obstruction of justice. [Full Article...]

Hundreds demonstrate against Theresa May's alliance with DUP

She spoke to Prime Minister Theresa May to get "categoric assurance" that LGBT rights will not be affected by a Deal between the DUP and the Conservatives. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom where same-sex marriage is not legal. Speaking to the BBC, Davidson said: "I was fairly straightforward with her [Theresa May] and I told her that there were a number of things that coun... [Full Article...]

Housing minister Gavin Barwell ousted from seat

Housing minister Gavin Barwell ousted from seat If Barwell sounds familiar, that's because he is the former housing minister who lost his seat in Croydon Central on Thursday. Nick Leeming, chairman of Jackson-Stops & Staff, said: "With Gavin Barwell gone, it will be interesting to see what happens to the long awaited Housing White Paper that disappeared from the scene since its publication in February". [Full Article...]

Attacker's mother says he was radicalized in Britain

Met Police said: 'All three were arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism offences under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000. Reaction to the attack has dominated the final days of campaigning before Thursday's general election, with opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and others criticizing May for cutting police numbers by roughly 20,000 during... [Full Article...]

Artemis Racing reaches America's Cup challenger finals

Artemis Racing reaches America's Cup challenger finals Down to five crewmen, Artemis eased up. It was hands on head stuff for Artemis after they lost helmsman Nathan Outteridge overboard in race three of the America's Cup challenger series final. Burling sailed ahead to a 47-second victory. Artemis led at the start of all three races Saturday. Moving from one hull to another is not for the faint of heart in America's Cup racing as Artemis skippe... [Full Article...]

PM Modi meets Chinese President Xi Jinping, discusses bilateral relations

PM Modi meets Chinese President Xi Jinping, discusses bilateral relations On the sidelines of the SCO Summit, The Prime Minister held bilateral meetings with the Presidents of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Russian Federation. "Whether it is the issue of extremism, terrorist's recruitments or their financial resources, it will not be resolved unless all the countries work together", Modi said. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia, UAE welcome Trump's warning to Qatar

On the stance of Bahrain against Qatar crisis, Shaikh Al Khalifa said Qatar should change its policy and reach a conclusion with his country. In an interview with Sputnik Turkey , Logoglu said that Turkey "is driving itself into a corner" by openly supporting Qatar in the heated conflict between Doha and the countries of the Persian Golf. [Full Article...]

Angus Robertson ousted as SNP sees vote share slump

A defiant Mr Salmond insisted the SNP had still won the election in Scotland, having held a majority of seats, and refused to blame Nicola Sturgeon's demand for a second independence referendum . The BBC/ITV/Sky exit poll forecast the SNP could lose 22 seats in this election, far more than commercial polls had been predicting. The Tories increased their tally to 13, compared with 7 for Labo... [Full Article...]

Sturgeon warns of 'emboldened Tory government' ahead of SNP manifesto launch

Sturgeon warns of 'emboldened Tory government' ahead of SNP manifesto launch Speaking in Perth Concert Hall, Scotland Sturgeon put forward SNP's plans to "strengthen Scotland against Tories" and "set out a clear plan to end mindless Tory austerity across the United Kingdom and invest in public services". "These cuts strike at the very heart of how we see ourselves as a nation and our shared ambition for the future", Sturgeon said. Sturgeon pointed to other times May ... [Full Article...]

Iran blames US, Saudi Arabia for Tehran attacks

Iran's state-run IRNA news agency says two security guards have been killed and more than 30 people wounded in attacks on the parliament building and the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. The incident was the first such attack by the Islamic State within Iranian borders. The result, she said, would benefit only the forces of mayhem, like the Sunni militants of the Islamic State or the Shiit... [Full Article...]

Northern Ireland's DUP to back PM May in forming government

May will form a government with her 318 MPs with the support of 10 MPs from the Democratic Unionists . Sir Jeffrey Donaldson's comments come amid mounting speculation that the two parties will come to some form of understanding that will enable the Tories to form an administration. [Full Article...]

House passes bill to undo Dodd-Frank financial rules

The House has passed the bill 233-186. Jeb Hensarling , R-Texas, offers the countrys almost 6,000 banks a choice: If they want to avoid numerous regulatory burdens imposed during the Obama administration, they must significantly increase their emergency financial cushion. [Full Article...]

DUP agrees principles to back UK Conservatives

Downing Street said that a " confidence and supply " arrangement had been reached with the DUP and would be put to the cabinet tomorrow, as May attempted to rescue her premiership. "I was fairly straightforward with her and I told her that there were a number of things that count to me more than the party", Davidson told the BBC. [Full Article...]


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