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Islamic State threatens attacks in Saudi Arabia

The White House released a statement from Trump condemning the terrorist attacks in Tehran and offering condolences, but also implying that Iran is itself a sponsor of terrorism. "Unfortunately, they succeeded in attacking the symbols of the country, of democracy and what is cherished by the people, the shrine of the founder of the Islamic Republic". [Full Article...]

Jordan troops killed 5 suspected infiltrators from Syria

Jordan troops killed 5 suspected infiltrators from Syria Forces from a US-led coalition fighting IS in Syria and Iraq are using a garrison in Al-Tanf to stage attacks against the armed group and train Syrian rebels to fight them. "As long as pro-regime forces are oriented toward coalition and partnered forces the potential for conflict is escalated", it added in a statement. [Full Article...]

Merkel assumes May will stick to Brexit talks plan

Merkel assumes May will stick to Brexit talks plan Voters dealt May a devastating blow in the snap election she had called to strengthen her hand in the Brexit negotiations, wiping out her parliamentary majority and throwing the country into political turmoil. And Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon called on all parties to "join together" to keep the United Kingdom and Scotland in the single market. [Full Article...]

Qatar tells Gulf residents they are free to stay

Their measures definitely could impact football fans who wish to wear Neymar , Lionel Messi or any of their favourite player's replica shirts. Qatar, meanwhile, pledged those nations' citizens will have "complete freedom" to stay in the energy-rich country. [Full Article...]

Trump accuses Comey of lying to Congress

He said Comey's testimony also vindicated him from allegations that he colluded with Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election. At a joint news conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, Trump said he supports the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation charter's Article 5 , the requirement that each member of the alliance defend each other if they come under attack. [Full Article...]

US spy planes help Philippine troops quell siege

US spy planes help Philippine troops quell siege Col. Jo-ar Herrera, spokesman for the Philippine army's 1st Infantry Division. "I am not aware of that until they arrived", Duterte told a media briefing when asked about US support to fight the pro-Islamic State militants in Marawi City . [Full Article...]

U.S. special forces aid fight to oust Islamic militants in the Philippines

U.S. special forces aid fight to oust Islamic militants in the Philippines The Philippine military says 13 marines have been killed in fierce fighting with Muslim militants who have laid siege to southern Marawi city. A 15-year-old boy was also killed by a stray bullet as he took part in Friday prayers at a mosque in Marawi as the skirmishes raged outside, an AFP video journalist said. [Full Article...]

Iran forces kill mastermind of twin attacks

Iranian police say they have arrested several suspects in their investigation into the attacks on parliament and the tomb of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini , who led the 1979 revolution against the US -backed shah and is considered the founder of the Islamic republic. [Full Article...]

Corbyn challenges Theresa May over 'dementia tax'

Corbyn challenges Theresa May over 'dementia tax' He attacked May for cutting police numbers during her tenure as interior minister and repeated his pledge to recruit 10,000 new police officers, including armed officers. Mrs May refused to give a figure for how much she would be willing to pay the European Union in Brexit "divorce" settlement, and she was also challenged over a U-turn on controversial social care plans for England, which saw an... [Full Article...]

Kabul bombing: Death toll rises to 150

Officials in the western city believe explosives were hidden in a motorcycle left in a parking area outside the Jama Masjid, a large mosque dating from the 12th century, known for its intricate blue tiles. The Taliban has refused to negotiate with the government until all foreign forces leave, and still refers to itself as a government in exile, angering authorities in Kabul . [Full Article...]

Police release photos of London attackers' fake bomb belts

Police release photos of London attackers' fake bomb belts They killed eight people before being shot dead by police. In an interview with L'Espresso, Valeria Khadija Collina said she had grown concerned about her son's interest in radical Islam and last heard from him just days before the attack. [Full Article...]

Scottish Tory Leader: 'LGBTI Rights More Important than Conservative Party'

Scottish Tory Leader: 'LGBTI Rights More Important than Conservative Party' The stunning election result comes after a campaign in which May lost popularity over her style and some of her social care policies, including a so-called "dementia tax" that would force the elderly to pay more for their care. This is expected to have an impact on the Brexit negotiations, which are due to open with the European Union on June 19. The DUP, who are based in Northern Ireland, take ... [Full Article...]

Palestinians in Israel hold general strike over Tuesday police shooting

Palestinians in Israel hold general strike over Tuesday police shooting He said hundreds of rioters then burned three police vehicles and hurled rocks while masked men attacked the local police station. They initially accused him of being an Islamic State terrorist who tried to run over a police officer, but later acknowledged he was not a terrorist and may have been killed by mistake. [Full Article...]

Merkel mustering G20 support on climate ahead of July summit

Downing Street has confirmed the Conservatives have reached an outline agreement to enter into a "confidence and supply" arrangement with the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland which should allow the Prime Minister to form a minority government. [Full Article...]

UK Police Release All Detained Over London Terror Act Without Charges

UK Police Release All Detained Over London Terror Act Without Charges At least seven people were killed. The Conservatives, Labour, and the Scottish National Party all suspended campaigning Sunday for the second time this election. It started when three men drove a van into people walking on the bridge. "However, there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned, and the investigation had been prioritized accordingly", police said. [Full Article...]

Did girlfriend's texts push teen to take his own life?

Did girlfriend's texts push teen to take his own life? Boardman testified she would receive lengthy text messages from Carter until she responded, including ones where she said no one would hang out with her. "But it will be abundantly clear that for weeks prior to agreeing to his plan, she tried to talk him out of it, and he tried to get her to commit suicide with him". [Full Article...]

In 'Crisis' Mode, Qatar Hires Bush Attorney General To Lead Lobbying Effort

Trump accused Doha of funding such groups at a "very high level" as Gulf states - led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE - launch a media and diplomatic war on Qatar. "The format of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf is the most suitable format for a dialogue of the kind", Qatar's foreign minister said. [Full Article...]

Macron expected to win legislative election

Macron expected to win legislative election The Ipsos Sopra Steria poll projected Macron's Republic On The Move (LREM) would win 31 percent of the vote in the first round of voting on June 11, up from 29.5 percent the last time the survey was conducted almost a week ago. The two-round legislative election takes place on June 11 and 18. If he doesn't have a majority at the National Assembly, Macron may come under pressure to reshuffle his ... [Full Article...]

Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after United Kingdom vote

Highly rated sovereign bonds were in demand with US 10-year Treasury futures gaining 2 ticks.The euro had less luck against the USA dollar, easing 0.2 percent to $1.1193.The single currency had slipped overnight when the European Central Bank cut forecasts for inflation and said it had not discussed scaling back its massive bond-buying campaign, sending bond yields to multi-month lows.NO SMOKING G... [Full Article...]

President Trump Calls It a Travel Ban - Lawyers Call it Self-Sabotage

The revised ban is now in the hands of the United States Supreme Court , but Trump doesn't think it goes far enough. To overcome the legal hurdles, he replaced it with a new order in March. "Its kinda odd to have the defendant in Hawaii v. Trump acting as our co-counsel". He added: "We don't need the help but will take it!" Trump argues the ban is crucial for safeguarding American security,... [Full Article...]


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