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Rashid Khan scalps seven as Afghanistan shock West Indies

Rashid Khan scalps seven as Afghanistan shock West Indies Chasing a target of 213, West Indies were looking fairly comfortable with 68 runs on the board in 22 overs with Shai Hope playing at 34. Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan dished out a superlative performance to help his side win the opening One-Day International (ODI) at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in St Lucia. [Full Article...]

British police name third man involved in London Bridge attack

British police name third man involved in London Bridge attack The ringleader of the London terror attack last week tried to rent a 7.5-ton truck, British police have said, indicating the attackers were looking to carry out a larger-scale assault. Haydon said the men may have been planning even more bloodshed if they made it back to the van. Eight people were killed and dozens wounded.Kirsty Boden (L) and Sara Zelenak (R) are confirmed as being among the ei... [Full Article...]

Iran supreme leader says attacks fuel hatred toward US, Saudis

Iran supreme leader says attacks fuel hatred toward US, Saudis It also announced just after the attack the arrest of five suspects at the parliament complex and the Khomeini shrine, in addition to the arrests announced on Friday. The cutting remarks from Khamenei came one day after Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, denounced President Trump's response to the suicide bombing as "repugnant". [Full Article...]

Russian Federation calls for dialogue in Qatar crisis

Russian Federation calls for dialogue in Qatar crisis Crisis in the Gulf: Why is Qatar under siege? They then sought to clean up the president's comments by stressing U.S. -Qatari cooperation remained intact and crediting the country with working hard to stem funding and support for extremists. [Full Article...]

EU Commissioner: UK General Election Results to Impact Spirit of Brexit Talks

EU Commissioner: UK General Election Results to Impact Spirit of Brexit Talks In the wake of last year's Brexit referendum, called and lost by Prime Minister David Cameron, Britain's Conservative party took a long time to reorganize itself before it finally triggered the Brexit negotiations on March 29. Even if the start of talks is delayed, the date Britain formally leaves the EU - March 29, 2019 - can not be changed according to Article 50 of the main European treat... [Full Article...]

Tentative deal struck between Theresa May and DUP to secure coalition

The moves buy May a temporary reprieve. That list included a demand for a cut in Northern Ireland's corporation tax rate to help it attract foreign investment. It added that "the logic leading to Mrs". By winning 12 additional seats in Scotland, Ruth Davidson played a significant part in helping Theresa May to stay in Downing Street . [Full Article...]

United Kingdom poll: After result, media allies turn on PM May

If she is to succeed in delivering the end of Britain's European Union membership which 52 percent of the British public demanded a year ago, she must find a way to recapture the full support of her party because she will need their votes to pass legislation preparing for and ultimately enacting the departure. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom prime minister's top aides resign after election fiasco

Some senior Tories have made the removal of Hill and Timothy a condition for continuing to support May, who has vowed to remain prime minister despite the Conservatives' losing their overall majority in Parliament. "When it becomes a matter for me is when people try to redefine marriage". The outcome risks upsetting the political balance in Northern Ireland by aligning London more closely with... [Full Article...]

French parliamentary elections looked to provide Macron's new party boost

French parliamentary elections looked to provide Macron's new party boost The same poll forecast the centrist party that Macron launched in April 2016 was on course to win 397-427 out of 577 seats in the lower house of parliament, one of the biggest majorities in almost fifty years. In constituencies where no candidate is elected in the first round, there will be a second round of voting next weekend. The National Assembly always has the final say in the voting process ... [Full Article...]

Iran arrests 8 suspected of supporting Tehran attacks

Iran arrests 8 suspected of supporting Tehran attacks Times staff reporter Hennessy-Fiske reported from Beirut. One website, KhabarDena.Ir, on Friday quoted a community leader from Paveh, Mamusta Molla Ghader Ghaderi, as saying that some of the attackers were from Paveh. Iranian authorities have arrested 41 people linked to ISIS in connection with this week's attacks in Tehran , Iran's intelligence ministry said. [Full Article...]

Senator grills intelligence chiefs for refusing to answer questions about Trump

Senator grills intelligence chiefs for refusing to answer questions about Trump Coats and Rogers said they did not feel the public setting of the Senate intelligence committee's hearing was an appropriate venue to discuss their conversations with Trump , which have reportedly included talk of the FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. [Full Article...]

Iran arrests eight IS suspects over Tehran attacks

A United Nations watchdog group confirmed in June that Iran was adhering to the deal. (AP Photo/Fars News Agency, Omid Vahabzadeh). If the terrorists had taken one different turning in the parliament building... "We grieve and pray for the innocent victims of the terrorist attacks in Iran, and for the Iranian people, who are going through such challenging times", Trump said in a brief statemen... [Full Article...]

France's Macron faces test in parliamentary elections

Voting will end in most of the country at 6:00 pm (1600 GMT) with polling stations in the largest cities staying open until 8:00 pm (1800 GMT). Elections for the National Assembly are organized in two rounds on June 11 and June 18. The edicts follow the scandal that sunk the presidential chances of Francois Fillon, candidate for the rightwing Republicans party, who is facing criminal charges... [Full Article...]

British Prime Minister Theresa May Sent Wrong Message

Mrs May's party is deeply divided over what it wants from Brexit , and the election result means British businesses still have no idea what trading rules they can expect in the coming years. Luke O'Neill, who voted for Labour in Kensington, said he felt Mr Corbyn had motivated young people. People told pollsters that they were anxious about the future of the National Health Service, that they d... [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia and its allies issue Qatar-linked 'terrorism' list

Tillerson, who has been tapped by President Donald Trump to help mediate the crisis, also faulted Qatar for allowing funds to flow to extremist groups, echoing the complaint that Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have cited in cutting off ties to Qatar. [Full Article...]

Manchester bomber's brother released by police

Manchester bomber's brother released by police Counter-terrorism police have said they believe Salman Abedi acted largely alone as he assembled the nail bomb, having initially feared the killer was helped by a network of accomplices. Police named Abedi, 22, as the suicide bomber behind the May 22 attack at the Manchester Arena. Abedi himself had returned from Libya, known to be a hotbed of IS activity, four days before carrying out the bombi... [Full Article...]

Trump says Qatar funds 'high level' terror

The gas-rich emirate is home to the largest USA airbase in the Middle East, making it a key ally in the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. "We believe these are unintended consequences, especially during this Holy Month of Ramadan, but they can be addressed immediately", he said. Qatar hired Ashcroft Law Firm, LLC for 90 days, agreeing to pay it $2.5 million to h... [Full Article...]

Trump on Comey accusation: 'I didn't say that'

In his first congressional appearance since being abruptly fired by Trump last month, Comey detailed months of distrust of the president and bluntly asserted that Trump had fired him to interfere with the probe of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign. [Full Article...]

DUP agrees principles to back UK Conservatives

DUP agrees principles to back UK Conservatives May had been courting the support of the DUP after disastrous election result on Thursday left the Conservatives with 318 seats, eight short of the absolute majority needed to form a government. According to her office, May confirmed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a phone call that Britain was ready to begin Brexit negotiations "as planned in the next couple of weeks". [Full Article...]

Turkey urges Gulf states to end Qatar crisis before end of Ramadan

Some African countries have cautiously come out in support of attempts to isolate Qatar. Saudi Arabia called for an immediate change of policy by Qatar. In a sharp contrast to Trump's tone and messaging, Tillerson called on Gulf nations to de-escalate the crisis with Qatar, citing humanitarian, economic and military costs. [Full Article...]


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