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US Senate panel requests Trump campaign documents

US Senate panel requests Trump campaign documents The conversations between the Russian officials centered around former campaign chair Paul Manafort and then-adviser Mike Flynn. The California congressman added that he is skeptical Flynn would be granted immunity in exchange for his testimony and information, something the former national security adviser has requested from the committees. [Full Article...]

Trump Continues to Tweet About London Mayor

Trump Continues to Tweet About London Mayor New York City's mayor Bill de Blasio had already made his feelings known on Twitter, writing: "Mayor Sadiq Khan is doing an extraordinary job supporting Londoners in a time of pain". Khan had called for Londoners to remain calm, saying there was "no reason to be alarmed" as the situation was being handled by the authorities. Khan's original quote continued: "I'm reassured that we are one of th... [Full Article...]

Battle for IS 'Capital' Raqqa Begins

SDF fighters began advancing towards Raqqa in November, capturing wide areas of northern Syria from the extremists. Raqqa is now surrounded from the east, north and west, and opposition activists have reported intense shelling on the city since Monday night. [Full Article...]

London attack: Who were the attackers?

London attack: Who were the attackers? British police said the third assailant was Youssef Zaghba , 22, and that he had not been a subject of interest for them or the MI5 domestic intelligence agency. However, Prime Minister Theresa May has refrained from answering similar questions, saying she would not comment on the issue while an investigation was ongoing. [Full Article...]

Saudi minister says Qatar must end support for Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood

Mr Trump tweeted: "So good to see the Saudi Arabia visit ... already paying off". Some countries said they would cut sea and air traffic to Qatar, as well as expel its diplomats and citizens. "We want to continue to de-escalate that". As the forward headquarters of US Central Command, it is seen as crucial in the US-led campaign against the Islamic State group. [Full Article...]

Woman encouraged boyfriend to kill himself, US court told

He subsequently killed himself through carbon monoxide poisoning in his truck. He was found dead the following day in a USA parking lot several miles outside Boston. Many states have laws criminalizing the encouragement or abetting of a suicide, but cases like Carter's are fairly unusual, legal experts said. "The state has got to show not just that there was encouragement, but that Carter ... [Full Article...]

Timing of Qatar crisis confusing

Timing of Qatar crisis confusing Trump on Tuesday hinted that the "hard line" with Qatar was partly a result of his tour of the region in May. The eruption of the dispute shocked the neighborhood and threatened deeply intertwined regional trade links and air routes. "Some of our Arab friends have different sensibilities relative to groups like the Muslim Brotherhood and others, and it s created some dissension, and it s been ou... [Full Article...]

1 dead in twin attacks on Iran parliament, Khomeini shrine

Islamic State group (IS) claimed responsibility for the attack via Amaq news agency. The identity and the motivation of the shooter was still unclear, Tasnim said. The four injured at the parliament included two ordinary clients, a service staffer, and the security guard, who is said to have died. Jaish-ul Adl (Army of Justice), which Tehran accuses of links with al-Qaida, has carried o... [Full Article...]

Comey clear to testify about Trump talks, says special counsel

Comey clear to testify about Trump talks, says special counsel He might, though, be able to talk about the details of his firing and other conversations he had with the president. Comey is expected to testify about his documentation of interactions with Mr. The committee is investigating allegations that the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election. The 58-year-old served a 24 days in Trump's administratio... [Full Article...]

3rd suspect identified in London attack

Police killed all three attackers. Italian prosecutor Giuseppe Amato said there was not enough evidence to arrest or charge the 22-year-old when he was caught at Bologna airport last year. Neighbors described Butt as an avid weightlifter and Transport for London confirmed he worked for London Underground in customer service before leaving last October. [Full Article...]

Germany to pull troops from Turkish base in spat with Ankara

Germany to pull troops from Turkish base in spat with Ankara German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Turkey had imposed restrictions on German lawmakers' access to the soldiers. "We'll now discuss and decide upon our future approach on Wednesday together in the cabinet", von der Leyen said. The German contingent provides reconnaissance jets and ... [Full Article...]

U.S. military praises Qatar, despite Trump tweet

U.S. military praises Qatar, despite Trump tweet The Pentagon on Tuesday renewed praise of Qatar for hosting a vital U.S. air base and for its "enduring commitment to regional security", sticking to a message of reassurance even as President Donald Trump , via Twitter, applauded a decision by Arab powers to cut ties to the Gulf ally. [Full Article...]

White House won't say if Trump has confidence in AG Sessions

White House won't say if Trump has confidence in AG Sessions Spicer said that he had not consulted with the president on his "level of confidence" in Sessions. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday President Donald Trump's tweets are indeed official statements. Comey is set to testify before the Senate on Thursday about his conversations with Trump. "I don't, If I haven't had a discussion about a subject, I tend not to speak about it"... [Full Article...]

U.S. lawmakers to press intel chiefs on Russian Federation ahead of Comey hearing

U.S. lawmakers to press intel chiefs on Russian Federation ahead of Comey hearing Coats talked about the issue with associates and decided it would not be proper to act, according to sources who talked to the Post . An RNC research email Monday issued a challenge to the lawmakers who will question Comey. Comey's communications with the attorney general raises new questions about Sessions' role last month in recommending the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director be di... [Full Article...]

Two of Three London Attackers Named by British Police

Two of Three London Attackers Named by British Police The three men wearing fake suicide bomb vests men were shot dead by eight officers outside a pub after police opened fire with an "unprecedented" hail of 50 bullets, while a bystander was also shot. In March, a British convert to Islam ran down people with a vehicle on Westminster Bridge, killing four before fatally stabbing a police officer on Parliament's grounds. [Full Article...]

Militant seen at Sabzar's funeral surrenders

Militant seen at Sabzar's funeral surrenders He is a third year B.Sc. student at Dehradun. Ahmed was photographed wearing a battle pouch with a grenade at the funeral of Sabzar Bhat . A video of Danish Ahmed attending Sabzar Bhat's funeral had also gone viral on social media in Kashmir . [Full Article...]

US suspects Russian hackers planted fake news behind Qatar crisis

US suspects Russian hackers planted fake news behind Qatar crisis With Saudi Arabia , UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cutting off ties with Qatar, the Arab world has plunged into further turmoil. The countries cited Qatar's relations with Iran and what they say is Qatar's support for extremist groups like al Qaeda and Hamas , as well as the Muslim Brotherhood . [Full Article...]

Jeff Sessions reportedly suggested he resign amid growing rift with Trump

Publicly, Trump's embattled press secretary, Sean Spicer , has continued to defend the president's tweeting - often telling reporters "the tweet speaks for itself" when pressed on an especially controversial statement during briefings. The Times pointed to several of Trump's tweets from early Monday, which seemed to suggest that his relationship with the Department of Justice is in disrep... [Full Article...]

Comey asked Sessions to run interference with White House

Comey asked Sessions to run interference with White House US Vice President Mike Pence (left) shakes hands with FBI Director James Comey watched by US President Donald Trump at the White House on January 22, 2017. Federal investigators believe the 36-year-old former real estate executive has significant information relevant to their inquiry into alleged links between Trump's campaign team and the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential election and ca... [Full Article...]

British police identify two London attackers

British police identify two London attackers All three were ultimately shot and killed by police . The move by the imams and the religious leaders came as senior Muslims and community leaders said they would redouble efforts to root out extremism in their communities after the attack in London . [Full Article...]


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