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Iran urges Arab nations to end Qatar crisis

Iran urges Arab nations to end Qatar crisis Dozens of suspects have so far been arrested in the ongoing investigations into the attacks that killed 17 people on Wednesday - the first assault in Iran to be claimed by the Islamic State militant group. Saudi Arabia gained, boosted by banks, on expectations for a rate hike in the United States. Iran's Revolutionary Guard quickly, but with deliberate vagueness, incriminated Saudi Arabia and th... [Full Article...]

Jeff Sessions Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee

Comey's testimony will form a dramatic sequel to Comey's own appearance before the committee last week, and he will have to tackle several open loops that emerged during that appearance, which twisted the knife in an administration that has struggled to extricate itself from the Russian Federation cloud. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu: No interest in escalation over Gaza power spat

Netanyahu: No interest in escalation over Gaza power spat The World Health Organization estimates that at least 20 per cent of the Gaza population has a severe mental illness. " It is time UNRWA be dismantled and merged with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ", Netanyahu said. "Perhaps it is time for the residents of Gaza to understand it themselves". You can't blame Abbas for taking a tough line against Hamas. Hamas has run Gaz... [Full Article...]

Firefighters battling massive blaze in London high-rise

Firefighters battling massive blaze in London high-rise Footage on social media showed the building engulfed in fire, with flames stretching over a number of floors. The fire has spread from the second floor to the roof of the towering block, with 200 firefighters struggling to bring it under control. [Full Article...]

White House to stop taking questions related to Russian Federation probe

White House to stop taking questions related to Russian Federation probe The Indian-American envoy's defence of Kushner, 36, came after the American media reported last week that he discussed to open a secret "back-channel" between Russia and Trump's presidential transition team in a meeting with the Russian ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak , last December. [Full Article...]

Further details have been released about the Notre-Dame attacker

Further details have been released about the Notre-Dame attacker The government plans to ask parliament to extend it from July 15, its current expiration date, until November 1. The coordination unit will be based at the Elysee palace and operational 24 hours a day. "People were just running", she said. About 13 million people visit Notre Dame every year, making it the most visited site in France. The wounded officer fired at the unnamed suspect twice, injuri... [Full Article...]

Backed Syrian Force Launches Offensive on ISIS-Held Raqqa

The start of the campaign coincided with the Syrian army's takeover of several villages southwest of Raqqa, as part of a larger offensive by Damascus to take back wide stretches of Syria's eastern desert from Islamic State. "They are fighting street battles inside Raqqa now, and we have experience in urban warfare", she said. The Raqqa campaign has been the source of tension in ties between the ... [Full Article...]

After forming minority govt, May's two top aides resign

After forming minority govt, May's two top aides resign A former Sky News and Scotsman journalist in her 40s, she led work on the Modern Slavery Act and published her own report on the subject. Beleaguered May is appointing new members of her government after several. May's courting of DUP has triggered criticism in the media and among members of her party, who have described DUP as anti-abortionist and regressive on LGBTI rights. [Full Article...]

Watch the Xbox E3 2017 Briefing live stream

Watch the Xbox E3 2017 Briefing live stream It also makes a lot of sense given what we already know about Microsoft's new console, as a report surfaced a few months ago regarding Project Scorpio's price that suggested the exact same retail cost of $499 Dollars. And there are a lot of fun rumours flying around. Microsoft confirmed it will not announce Halo 6 at E3, but did promise that there could be a "little something" for fans o... [Full Article...]

'Wonder Woman' crushes 'The Mummy' at North American box office

'Wonder Woman' crushes 'The Mummy' at North American box office Tom Cruise's " Mummy " reboot opened to almost $142-M internationally, " Wonder Woman " #1 in North America after falling just 45% in its 2nd frame. Meanwhile, Universal's monster movie The Mummy debuted to a paltry estimated $32.2 million three-day frame to come in second place for the weekend. [Full Article...]

Qatar, accused of supporting terrorism, hires ex-US attorney general

Moscow is for settling any conflict, including the aggravated situation around Qatar , at the negotiations table, the Russian minister said. According to Sky Italy, supporters caught donning shirts with the Qatar Airways logo now face €135,000 fines (around £120,000) and up to 15 years in jail. [Full Article...]

Comey testimony watched by an estimated 19.5 million viewers

Senate Intelligence Committee . During his appearance, Comey said he believed the president dismissed him in May to try to undermine a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into possible collusion between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign team and Russian Federation. [Full Article...]

Seven arrested in Iran accused of supporting Tehran attacks

We underscore that states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote. But the new occupant in the White House, Donald Trump, has taken a much more hostile and harder stance toward Iran compared to his predecessors. [Full Article...]

Pentagon: 3 US soldiers killed, 1 wounded in Afghanistan

A White House spokesperson traveling with Donald Trump in New Jeresey said the U.S. president was aware of and following the situation. Vice President Mike Pence addressed the attack in his remarks at an event in Wisconsin on repealing Obamacare, according to ABC News. [Full Article...]

London Bridge attacker tried to rent larger truck

London Bridge attacker tried to rent larger truck Met Police confirmed to CNN that Butt was out on bail at the time of the attacks, having been arrested in a low-level fraud offense in October 2016. "He has been taken into custody at a police station in Berkshire and is detained under the Terrorism Act". In a rare glimpse into the weeklong investigation, police released details on Saturday that showed Khuram Butt originally tried to rent a ... [Full Article...]

Chris Mathews: Trump-Russia Collusion Theory 'Came Apart' During Comey Testimony

While even Comey admitted he may have acted "slightly cowardly" in the way he handled his unorthodox encounters with the president, in the end he knew how to make the most of a bad situation. Trump said: 'Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication...and WOW, Comey is a leaker!' How scandalous that in five short months, it's now become an accepted fact (perhaps even... [Full Article...]

Church bus crashes in Atlanta area; several injured

Fulton County Police Cpl. Family members identified her as 17-year-old Sarah Harmening. The church spokesperson added that 42 people were on the bus. Thank God he carries a phone in his pocket. "The students and the patients were shaken by the incident", Daniel Jackson with Atlanta Medical Center South said. [Full Article...]

Third French death confirmed after London Bridge attack

Of the 48 admitted to hospital, 29 were still being cared for, NHS England said. Thomas had been strolling across London Bridge with his girlfriend, Christine Delcros , during a weekend visit when they were struck. Sebastien Belanger, 36, and Alexandre Pigeard, 27, also died in the attack . His father, Joaquin Echeverria, said British authorities had previously not shared any information wit... [Full Article...]

Ranking US diplomat in China resigns

Ranking US diplomat in China resigns Dan Feldman, who most recently served as the special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan at the U.S. Department of State, and was Ranks' supervisor for nearly five years described him as a "quintessentially professional foreign service officer", calling him "thoughtful, calm, judicious, non-political" and the kind of person "you want representing the U.S. [Full Article...]

Source says Comey told boss about Trump worries

Source says Comey told boss about Trump worries He also told me that Trump was perceptibly uncomfortable with this answer. After the encounter, Coats discussed the conversation with other officials and decided that intervening with Comey as Trump had suggested would be inappropriate, according to officials who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive internal matters. [Full Article...]

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