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From Attorney General Becerra: Court slaps down President's Travel Ban once again

From Attorney General Becerra: Court slaps down President's Travel Ban once again Circuit based in San Francisco, is also weighing the revised travel ban after a federal judge in Hawaii blocked it. Last month, Attorney General Becerra joined a coalition of 17 states filing an amicus brief urging the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the district court ruling that blocked the travel ban on constitutional grounds. [Full Article...]

Final UK opinion poll shows PM May's Conservatives' lead widening

Final UK opinion poll shows PM May's Conservatives' lead widening LONDON (AP) - British voters went to the polls Thursday for an election envisioned to be dominated by the country's pending departure from the European Union but that ended up focusing on worldwide terrorism following attacks in London and Manchester. [Full Article...]

Comey's caution to meet Trump's tweets in Russia hearing

Comey's caution to meet Trump's tweets in Russia hearing This follows press reports Tuesday that Trump had asked both Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers to intervene with Comey against the Russian Federation probe. After an Oval Office briefing with members of cabinet, national security officials and sundry presidential advisers, Mr. Trump ordered everyone but Mr. [Full Article...]

Trump's blocking of Twitter users violates US Constitution: Rights group

Trump's blocking of Twitter users violates US Constitution: Rights group He also argued that Trump has 1st Amendment rights on Twitter that could supersede those of the people he blocks, and that not everyone gets the right to respond to the president's statements - not unlike a news conference, where only some reporters get the opportunity to ask a question. [Full Article...]

Authorities probe video of cops allegedly kicking bystander

Authorities probe video of cops allegedly kicking bystander Police fired multiple shots at Pinkston about a mile down the road before the crash. Prosecutors are continuing to investigate the video, and prosecutors are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them at 201-915-1345. Meanwhile, Pinkston is also being treated at a hospital and faces charges of aggravated assault and eluding. The bystander's family told NBC4 that the man suffered ... [Full Article...]

US President Donald Trump calls for travel ban from 'certain risky countries

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who has battled President Donald Trump over the President's efforts to limit travel and immigration from some Muslim-majority countries, tweeted a "thanks" to Trump Monday. The problem with that statement, Rove said, is that Trump's original executive order, which was rejected by the federal courts, argued that his administration wanted only a 90-... [Full Article...]

Fake story about Qatar's leader, planted by Russian hackers, triggered diplomatic crisis

Jordan also said it will close Al Jazeera's local office. Tensions between Qatar and Saudi Arabia - a Middle East heavyweight - bubbled to the surface two weeks ago when Qatar said its state-run news agency and its Twitter account were hacked to publish a fake story claiming the emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, had called Iran "a regional and Islamic power that can ... [Full Article...]

Trump suggests Iran shares some blame for terror attacks

Authorities said the death count had risen to 17 and scores were wounded. The attacks also came at a tense time in the Middle East when Sunni Arab states, lead by Saudi Arabia and backed by the USA, have aligned against Iran's Shiite leaders. [Full Article...]

North Korea fires multiple ground-to-ship cruise missiles

North Korea fires multiple ground-to-ship cruise missiles The UN Security Council last Friday unanimously adopted a US-drafted resolution imposing new targeted sanctions on a handful of North Korean officials and entities, in response to the recent tests. China was concerned that the system's powerful radar would upset the region's delicate security balance. President Trump has repeatedly urged China, North Korea's main benefactor, to crack down on tra... [Full Article...]

US mayors back Sadiq Khan in Donald Trump Twitter row

US mayors back Sadiq Khan in Donald Trump Twitter row President Donald Trump broke with decades of diplomatic protocol by labeling London's mayor "pathetic" for his response to an Islamic State attack there Saturday night. Mr Khan's comments will heap pressure on Theresa May , whose record as Home Secretary is under scrutiny in the wake of the terror attacks. Trump responded by labeling Khan "ignorant" and suggested the two should compete in a... [Full Article...]

Death toll rises to 13 in Iran twin terror attacks

But Trump also says the US grieves and prays for innocent victims and for the Iranian people. Soon after the parliament attack, a suicide bomber and other assailants targeted the shrine located just outside the capital, Tehran , according to Iran's official state broadcaster. [Full Article...]

Storm Hits Bangladesh, Destroying Hundreds of Homes

Storm Hits Bangladesh, Destroying Hundreds of Homes As per Skymet Weather, Cyclone Mora had hit the coast between the Cox's Bazar and the port of Chittagong early at around 7.00 am today. Last year Cyclone Roanu hit coastal Bangladesh, leaving at least twenty four people dead. Authorities have been moving more than a million people to shelters. Meanwhile all flights in and out of Chittagong Shah Amanat International Airport have been suspen... [Full Article...]

Sacked FBI director to testify Trump pressed him for loyalty

The White House has denied that Trump ever asked for the investigation to be shut down. The two men have had a strained relationship, ending with Trump firing Comey last month. _Did the president ask Comey for his loyalty? Yes. "I hope you can let this go, '" Mr Comey said, according to the prepared remarks. He will tell U.S. [Full Article...]

Trump lawyer: President feels `completely and totally vindicated' by Comey's testimony

The statement appears to refer to allegations in the media that Trump had embellished the truth in his statement after firing Comey in May . I hope you can let this go.' I replied only that 'he is a good guy.'... Comey is expected to detail how Trump asked him to let an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn go, as well as how Trump demanded loyalty from the former FB... [Full Article...]

Brazil's court begins hearing on removing President Temer

Brazil's court begins hearing on removing President Temer Each vote, accompanied by the judge's legal reasoning, was expected to take a good hour and the court has scheduled a further two sessions on Thursday for the expected finale. Supreme Court Justice Gilmar Mendes, who presides over the electoral court, described the trial that could remove his old friend as "a great learning experience". [Full Article...]

Press awash with quit order issued by northern youths to Igbo residents

Press awash with quit order issued by northern youths to Igbo residents A press conference addressed in Kaduna today by a spokesperson for the governor, Samuel Aruwan stated the governor has directed the Attorney General in state to file charges against the youths that gave the ultimatum asking Igbos to leave the north while urging Northerners in the South-East to leave the area from October 1, 2017, which happens to be Nigeria's Independence Day. [Full Article...]

A simple guide to the Qatar-Gulf crisis

On Monday, however, Riyadh separately announced that Doha is no longer welcome in the alliance. Around two weeks ago, Qatar's state-run news agency reportedly published reports of Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, the Qatari Emir, purportedly saying that "Iran represents a regional and Islamic power that can not be ignored and it is unwise to face up against it". [Full Article...]

Trump heads to Ohio to talk infrastructure

Trump heads to Ohio to talk infrastructure The infrastructure push comes as the White House seeks to refocus attention on core promises to boost jobs and the economy that Trump made previous year during his presidential campaign. "As long as I am president, America's labor leaders will always find an open door at the White House", he said, promising to use "American labor, American energy, American iron, aluminum, and steel". [Full Article...]

UAE seeking 'change of policy, not regime' in Qatar

UAE seeking 'change of policy, not regime' in Qatar Egypt's foreign ministry accused Qatar of taking an "antagonist approach" toward Cairo and said "all attempts to stop it from supporting terrorist groups failed". The Indonesian embassy in Doha assured its 40,000 nationals in Qatar that "anticipatory measures" have been taken and asked them to remain calm. As the forward headquarters of U.S. [Full Article...]

Iran attackers fought for Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

Following the attacks, Mohammad Hossein Zolfaghari, deputy Interior minister, told state TV Thursday that "law enforcement activities may increase". In Iran a terror attack at the heart of the nation has killed 12 and wounded dozens. At the same time as the parliament siege, two militants attacked the mausoleum of the country's venerated revolutionary leader Ayatollah Khomeini, in the south of t... [Full Article...]


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