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Aides wanted Trump to focus on infrastructure. Then he tweeted

Aides wanted Trump to focus on infrastructure. Then he tweeted Trump friend Chris Ruddy, the president and chief executive of NewsMax.com, said he thinks Trump should implement an internal White House review process for his tweets before hitting send. Some of that fear abated, these aides said, when Trump entered the White House. Trump recently parted company with his first communications director, Mike Dubke, in what was expected to be a series of move... [Full Article...]

British police identify third London Bridge attacker

In Britain's third terrorist attack in as many months, three men on Saturday rammed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before running into the Borough Market area, where they slit throats and stabbed people indiscriminately. Police early Wednesday arrested a 30-year-old man in east London in connection to the attack and are searching his home. Butt previously appeared in the Chan... [Full Article...]

UAE ruling family member: Qatar now questioning its leaders

UAE ruling family member: Qatar now questioning its leaders Jordan also signaled a willingness to work with neighboring countries to help end the crisis, according to government spokesman Mohammad Al-Momani. Gargash said: "What he said in public, in tweets, is what is being said privately by American politicians, by European politicians, by Arab politicians". [Full Article...]

Twin Attacks Hit Iran's Parliament And Khomeini Mausoleum; ISIS Claims Responsibiilty

Twin Attacks Hit Iran's Parliament And Khomeini Mausoleum; ISIS Claims Responsibiilty Parliament was in session as the attacks unfolded and members were keen to show they were undeterred, continuing with regular business. Sunni extremists, including the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq ( ISIS ) group, despise Shiite-majority Iran and are at war with Tehran's proxies in Syria and Iraq. [Full Article...]

Twin attacks on Iran parliament and Khomeini shrine, 1 dead

Twin attacks on Iran parliament and Khomeini shrine, 1 dead This is the first major attack by IS in Iran. One of the attackers later blew himself up inside, where a session had been in progress, according to Iran's state TV. At least 12 people were killed in two attacks in Iran's capital Tehran on Wednesday morning, with another 39 wounded, officials said. The IS group's Aamaq news agency released a 24-second video purportedly shot inside the parliament ... [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande to release charity single of Somewhere Over The Rainbow

The full list of broadcasting partners which simulcasted the BBC One signal from the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground included Freeform/ABC in the US, NBC Universal/E! The concert, which raised over $3 million, was held to raise money for the families of the 22 victims who died and almost 50 who were injured during the May 23 terror attack . [Full Article...]

Trump defends tweeting as valuable tool

Trump defends tweeting as valuable tool He posted four tweets between 6:25 a.m. and 6:44 a.m. Tuesday, blasting the Justice Department for ditching the "original Travel Ban". "The president is the most effective messenger on his agenda, and I think his use of social media - he now has a collective total of close to 110 million people across different platforms - gives him an opportunity to speak straight to the American people, whic... [Full Article...]

London attacks: Khuram Butt - an extremist with a friendly family image

The first two suspects were identified on Monday as Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane , both residents of London . London police have not confirmed the name. They "said the information had been passed on to Scotland Yard". The list of those involved in terrorist outrages known to the police and secret services gets longer: Mohammed Sidique Khan, who led the July 7, 2005 bombings in Lon... [Full Article...]

London police arrest another suspect in connection with London Bridge attack

However, late on Monday, police released without charge all 12 people that were initially detained on Sunday in police raids on two addresses in Barking, east London , in connection with Saturday's terrorist attacks . After that, Amato said, any time Zaghba was in Italy, he was always tracked by Italian intelligence officers. Zaghba's Italian citizenship prevented such an expulsion, Italian dail... [Full Article...]

UK contenders trade blows on last day of election campaign

UK contenders trade blows on last day of election campaign Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a campaign visit to Norwich, England, Wednesday June 7, 2017, on the final day of campaigning ahead of the general election on Thursday. By contrast, people aged 65 and over divide 62% for Conservatives and 19% for Labour. Britons are about to vote in an election that was supposed to be dominated by Brexit . [Full Article...]

Trump to Comey: 'Good luck,' I'll be too busy to watch

Trump to Comey: 'Good luck,' I'll be too busy to watch According to associates of the president, Trump is "spoiling for a fight" and has spent a large portion of his time fuming at "fake news", the media, and coverage of the alleged links between Russian Federation and Trump's electoral campaign. [Full Article...]

Iran's Parliament Under Attack

Iran's Parliament Under Attack IS and other extremists consider Shiites to be apostates, and the video accuses Iranians of persecuting Sunnis over the centuries and into modern times. Wednesday's twin strikes are the fourth major terror attack worldwide claimed by the group in recent weeks. It said a security guard was killed and that one of the attackers was killed by security guards. [Full Article...]

Almost 300000 evacuated as cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh

Almost 300000 evacuated as cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh The cyclone, which lashed the coastal belt with a wind speed of 128 kmph and made landfall at around 6:00 am on Tuesday, cut off Kutubdia, Moheshkhali and Teknaf from other parts of the country. 10, the weather office said in a special bulletin. Nearly all the 10,000 thatched huts in the Balukhali and Kutupalong camps were destroyed, Alam said. [Full Article...]

Backed Syrian force launches battle to capture Raqqa

The advance took place in Al Mashlab, a district in southeastern Raqqa after a night of heavy air strikes. Obviously they also risk falling victim to invading forces and U.S. "They are fighting street battles inside Raqqa now, and we have experience in urban warfare". Separately on Tuesday, the Pentagon said it had launched a second airstrike in a month against pro-government forces that it sa... [Full Article...]

Cosby's accuser says she was drugged, groped; 'I was frozen'

Cosby's accuser says she was drugged, groped; 'I was frozen' Cosby took her to several dinners, including one in NY, to meet people . She described being unable to resist Cosby that night after complaining to him that the unidentified pills had made her disoriented. Cosby's lawyers have argued that deceased witnesses, lost evidence and fading memories make it almost impossible for them to defend the comedian against the 12-year-old complaint. [Full Article...]

London attacks: 'Ill-informed' Donald Trump unleashes on unimpressed London mayor

London attacks: 'Ill-informed' Donald Trump unleashes on unimpressed London mayor The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee said Sunday morning there was "no specific" threat against the USA following attacks Saturday evening in London . In January, Mayor Khan called on the Government to rescind its offer of a full state visit to President Trump whilst the president stands by his travel ban policy - despite Khan hosting a party with dignitaries from 11 nations ... [Full Article...]

Australia denied Champions Trophy against Bangladesh

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza on the outcome of a no-result: "In today's match Australia was far ahead of us, but in the last match against New Zealand , Australia were in the same position [as us] so you can't do anything with the weather". [Full Article...]

1 dead, 12 injured in twin attacks on Iran parliament, Khomeini shrine

1 dead, 12 injured in twin attacks on Iran parliament, Khomeini shrine An interior ministry official said they were dressed as women and entered through the visitors' entrance. State TV said one of the attackers was killed by security guards and that a woman was arrested following Wednesday's attack. The Sunni extremists are battling Iranian and Russian-backed forces in Syria and Iraq. Both Saudi Arabia and Iran accuse one another of policies that support extre... [Full Article...]

Gunmen storm Iranian Parliament and take hostages

Eight people have been injured and one killed, according to Iranian state agency. The IS group's Aamaq news agency released a 24-second video purportedly shot inside the parliament building during the siege. An armed man opened fire at the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in southern Tehran and wounded a number of people on Wednesday, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. [Full Article...]

US 'on the wrong side of history' on climate

Before Trump's presidency, experts say that Musk's success is fragile if he won. Trump withdrew the USA from the Paris climate agreement after criticizing what he called "draconian" economic and financial burdens, and said leaving the deal "represents a reassertion of American sovereignty". [Full Article...]


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