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Congress hears sinister tale of Russia election meddling

Congress hears sinister tale of Russia election meddling But he added, "The Department of Homeland Security does not have the power to issue a search warrant to go in over their objections". "That said , these reported attempts to penetrate our elections systems are an urgent reminder of the need to get more cybersecurity expertise and resources into the hands of state and local officials". [Full Article...]

Portugal forest fires kill 62 near Coimbra

Portugal forest fires kill 62 near Coimbra In the tiny village of Alcafaz, near Gois, local people said they had stayed on to fight the fire. HUNDREDS of firefighters battled blazes in central Portugal on Wednesday as the funerals of some of the 64 people killed in the inferno renewed anger over the emergency response to the disaster. [Full Article...]

DUP warns Government confidence and supply deal is 'certainly not imminent'

DUP warns Government confidence and supply deal is 'certainly not imminent' It will also commit the government to new legislation on domestic violence during this parliament, which Downing Street has set to last for two years . She also tried to be softer period. The Times branded her administration the "stumbling husk of a zombie government" and said May was now "so weak that she can not arbitrate between squabbling cabinet ministers", who are increasingly publicly ... [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia said to tell banks not to increase Qatar exposure

Saudi Arabia said to tell banks not to increase Qatar exposure Stop teaching hate". The Saudi newspaper al Watan published what it called a list of eight "extremist organisations" seen as working to destabilise the region from Qatar, including Qatar's al Jazeera news channel, that were targeted by Gulf Arab states. [Full Article...]

US Soldiers Killed By Afghan Soldier In Apparent Insider Attack

KABUL , Afghanistan (AP) - Three U.S. soldiers were killed and another was wounded Saturday in eastern Afghanistan , the Pentagon said. Both Afghan and American officials said they were investigating the incident. "And our thoughts and prayers are with the families of these American heroes". The U.S. military did not immediately respond to a request for comment. [Full Article...]

Flint airport maintenance worker credited with saving officer's life

Flint airport maintenance worker credited with saving officer's life Couillard said fighting terrorism is a responsibility that must be shared by everyone, including Muslims. The attack Wednesday at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan , is being investigated as an act of terrorism , but authorities have no indication at this time that the suspect was involved in a "wider plot", said FBI Special Agent in Charge David Gelios . [Full Article...]

Trump set to roll back Obama policy on Cuba

On Friday, President Donald Trump will unveil his plan to walk back several facets of President Barack Obama's foreign policy when it comes to the nation of Cuba. The order would allow continued expenditure linked to operations at the Guantanamo Naval Base against the will of the Cuban people and Government, and would also keep the corresponding funds for the U.S. [Full Article...]

Current, former US officials detail Russian cyberattacks

Current, former US officials detail Russian cyberattacks The Senate committee was hearing from officials at the Homeland Security Department and the FBI's counterintelligence division. Federal officials told lawmakers at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Wednesday they have determined that Russian Federation interfered with election-related platforms prior to the US presidential elections in 2016, The Hill reported Wednesday . [Full Article...]

Saudi king clears path to throne for son in surprise shake up

The website of English-language news agency Press TV ran a lengthy article that denounced Mohammed bin Salman's hand in policy, including the "bloody military campaign" in Yemen and the "extensive and jarring economic shake-up" now underway in Saudi Arabia. [Full Article...]

Russian hackers targeted 21 states in election

But Liles said the intelligence community concluded that a variety of factors "made it likely that cyber manipulation of the USA election system created to change the outcome of the United States election would be detected". In retrospect, Johnson said he wished "he had camped out with a sleeping bag" in front of the Democratic National Committee to get them to take seriously warnings that t... [Full Article...]

House blocks consideration of marijuana bill

Provided Gov. Cuomo puts pen to paper and signs this valuable bill into law, vets and "victims of violent crime" could soon find they have a new option for treating their debilitating condition, according to the state website . Senators can review the draft bill over the weekend, and Jehlen will be available to answer questions and listen to concerns from Senate members on Monday. [Full Article...]

Dianne Feinstein 'Increasingly Concerned' Donald Trump Will Try to Fire Investigators

Trump is accused of firing FBI director James Comey over his refusal to steer the Russian Federation investigation away from former national security advisor and Trump ally Mike Flynn. The special counsel's interviews with the senior officials will likely focus on Trump's firing of Comey and what motivated him. Raw Story's Sarah K. [Full Article...]

China's dog meat festival opens despite ban rumours

China's dog meat festival opens despite ban rumours From there, a lengthy standoff ensued that lasted well into the night with hundreds of volunteers facing off against police, urging them to enforce China's animal control laws and let the dogs go free. "Ending the Yulin dog meat festival will be made up of smaller victories such as this and it's important that we recognise when progress has been made", said HSI spokeswoman Wendy Higgins. [Full Article...]

Di Maria agrees deal in Spain over tax fraud

Angel Di Maria risks going to jail if he doesn't pay the sum of 1.76 million pounds for tax fraud which he has accepted to be guilty of. The former Manchester United winger admitted two separate counts of fraud which each carry a six-month sentence. [Full Article...]

Theresa May's gamble fails in Britain's snap elections

Theresa May's gamble fails in Britain's snap elections Sanders is the first USA politician to weigh in on the results. May had advocated a " hard Brexit " - a withdrawal that includes a clean break from the European Union's single market and customs union. The party has campaigned against the decriminalising homosexuality in the past and could alienate the more liberal wing of the Tory party. It is due to present its platform for the next session ... [Full Article...]

Australia Halts Airstrikes In Syria After Russian Threat

Australia Halts Airstrikes In Syria After Russian Threat The June 8 shoot-down of an Iranian drone over Syria was the first USA air-to-air engagement since February 2009. The Pentagon stated that the unmanned aerial vehicle of the Assad regime was a threat because it had weapons on board and was in close proximity to the forces of the US-led worldwide coalition. [Full Article...]

Two men die as crane collapses in Crewe

Two men die as crane collapses in Crewe One man, believed to be the crane driver, was released and taken to hospital by air ambulance, Cheshire Fire and Rescue said. Emergency services remained at the scene this afternoon, including the fire service's major incident unit. The Health and Safety Executive have been informed . Construction giant Seddon say they are investigating after two workers were killed at a construction site. [Full Article...]

Kovind to file nomination tomorrow; Modi, NDA CMs to be there

A senior Congress leader, who did not wish to be named, said opposition leaders were not happy with JD-U's decision to back the NDA nominee. Some opposition leaders, including CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury and Congress veteran Ahmed Patel, on Thursday met at NCP leader Sharad Pawar's residence. [Full Article...]

No conclusion yet on US student's cause of death

While visiting the hermit state in 2016, Warmbier was jailed for trying to steal a propaganda poster. Otto returned from 17 months of imprisonment in North Korea last week. "In regards to the president's view of North Korea, I believe he represents the American people's view of North Korea right now", Mattis said of Mr. [Full Article...]

Iran: OPEC Considers Cutting Deeper As US Shale Beats Forecasts

The Iranian minister spoke highly of OPEC's performance in arriving at a consensus to cut output and help prop up prices. "But making decisions in this organisation is very hard because any decision will mean production cuts for the members". [Full Article...]


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