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Troop plan for Afghanistan seeks to regain battlefield edge

Former defense officials say civilian oversight of the military is not just an important check in a healthy democracy, it ensures that larger strategic considerations are considered - while others question whether the Trump administration has a broader strategy at all. [Full Article...]

East London Mosque evacuated after bomb threat

East London Mosque evacuated after bomb threat Speaking in Finsbury Park on Monday afternoon, Sadiq Khan said: "I want to pay tribute to the fantastic response form the police and emergence serves but also from the local community". "The attack unfolded whilst a man was receiving first aid from the public at the scene", Basu said. " London is a city of many faiths and many nationalities". [Full Article...]

Britain, EU in suspense as May tries to clinch power deal

At least six people died and dozens were injured when a massive fire tore through a 24-storey London apartment block overnight, a fresh blow to the capital less than two weeks after the London Bridge terror attack. "There is a unity of objective among people in the United Kingdom", May said following a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris. Major said: "We need to be p... [Full Article...]

Castile protesters target city where officer worked

Castile protesters target city where officer worked Castile to be compliant, alert and courteous. It was inevitable that protests and rallies would arise, as they did in St. Paul Friday night. He said the verdict also implies that the Second Amendment does not apply to black people because Castil acknowledged having a concealed weapon in his auto, and did not attempt to attack the officer with it. [Full Article...]

Trump Allows DACA Program To Continue

Trump Allows DACA Program To Continue Thursday's announcement came as the department was formally ending a similar Obama-era program created to shield from deportation the immigrant parents of USA citizens and legal residents. "But you have some absolutely incredible kids. they were brought here in such a way, it's a very, very tough subject". "I'm grateful that President Trump has chose to keep the DACA program in place", Senat... [Full Article...]

Moody's downgrades major banks long-term ratings

Moody's downgrades major banks long-term ratings Both ANZ Banking Group Limited ( ASX:ANZ ) and Westpac Banking Corporation ( ASX:WBC ) have informed the market that they, along with Australia's other major banks, have had their long-term credit ratings downgraded by one notch to Aa3. It also said the change was not expected to have a "material impact on the availability or cost of funding" for the bank. Moody's said the affirmation of the fou... [Full Article...]

Otto Warmbier: US Student Freed By North Korea Dies

A statement from the family said: "Unfortunately, the very bad torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced today". Young Pioneer Tours, the travel company that took Warmbier to North Korea, has said it will no longer take United States citizens into the country because "the risk is too high". [Full Article...]

Arlene FosterĀ“s DUP leadership could scupper powersharing talks, Sinn Fein warns

She has also cancelled next year's Queen's Speech due to Brexit , with parliament to sit for two years instead of the usual one. Norway's "temporary" EEA membership has now stretched to 23 years. Mrs May's deal with the DUP threatened her government's role as "an honest broker" between unionists and republicans in Belfast, wrote Jonathan Powell, the British government's chief negotiator in Ir... [Full Article...]

Israel Denies Daesh's Claim of Responsibility for Deadly Jerusalem Attack

Family members also reported that they feared Israeli authorities might attempt to demolish their homes in retribution, a policy often carried out after attacks. In addition, Israeli forces closed off Deir Abu-Mash'al, the Ramallah-area village where the three Palestinians who carried out Friday's attack were from. [Full Article...]

Palestinian militant groups deny Islamic State claim of Jerusalem attack

Palestinian militant groups deny Islamic State claim of Jerusalem attack The move comes days after a 23-year-old Israeli border policewoman was fatally stabbed outside Jerusalem's Old City. The Israeli security services also raised doubts about the veracity of the IS claim - its first for an attack in Jerusalem - which came with the jihadists facing defeat in their Iraq and Syria bastions. [Full Article...]

Van strikes London worshippers; police say there are casualties

Van strikes London worshippers; police say there are casualties Police confirmed they arrested a 48-yr-old man last night in connection to a "major incident" in Finsbury Park. A man died and nine other people were taken to hospital following the incident on Seven Sisters Road, which police are treating as a terror attack. [Full Article...]

BJP to meet Sonia over Presidential election

MS Swaminathan: Known for his role in India's Green Revolution, MS Swaminathan's name has been suggested by the BJP ally in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena . When asked why the names of Sushma Swaraj or Sumitra Mahajan were not considered, party leaders remain mum but refuse to acknowledge that Kovind's Dalit credentials are the only reason why he was chosen. [Full Article...]

Vehicle ploughs through crowd near London mosque

Vehicle ploughs through crowd near London mosque The man's name was not released. "Eight people injured were taken to three separate hospitals; two people were treated at the scene for minor injuries". "The British Muslim community requires all decent people to stand with us against this evil violence", said the foundation's head, Mr Mohammed Shafiq. [Full Article...]

India's ruling party picks Dalit as presidential candidate

India's ruling party picks Dalit as presidential candidate Kovind is also known for his work in the field of education. Similarly, the Samajwadi Party and Mayawati will also find it hard to oppose a Dalit candidate who belongs to Uttar Pradesh. Sources said Modi told the BJP's parliamentary board that sparing members of the Cabinet - home minister Rajnath Singh , foreign minister Sushma Swaraj or social justice minister Thaawarchand Gehlot - woul... [Full Article...]

Police identify Finsbury Park mosque suspect as 47yo Darren Osborne

Mohammed Shafiq of the Ramadhan Foundation, a Muslim organisation which speaks out against extremism, said: "I utterly condemn the senseless and evil van attack against Muslim worshippers outside the Finsbury Park Mosque in London ". Mrs May was outside Downing Street after chairing a meeting of the government's emergency Cobra committee. This afternoon members of the Muslim community met wit... [Full Article...]

Van driven at worshippers in Finsbury Park 'clearly an attack on Muslims'

Van driven at worshippers in Finsbury Park 'clearly an attack on Muslims' The suspect, described as a large white man, was arrested by police on suspicion of attempted murder. Toufik Kacimi, chief executive of the Muslim Welfare House, told Sky News the attack clearly targeted Muslims, saying the driver acted deliberately and was not drunk or mentally ill. [Full Article...]

Trump trashes Democrat in Georgia US House race

Trump trashes Democrat in Georgia US House race Stop Jon Ossoff . Stop Nancy Pelosi. Democrat Jon Ossoff campaigns at a restaurant in Alpharetta, Ga., Friday, June 16, 2017, ahead of a runoff election to replace former Rep. That support has been absolutely essential to containing the political fallout from the controversy and preventing the congressional hearings from becoming a much more hostile environment for the President and his adv... [Full Article...]

Man arrested over Finsbury Park mosque attack named as father-of-four

Man arrested over Finsbury Park mosque attack named as father-of-four Khadijeh Sherizi, who lives next door to Osborne, said: "I saw him on the news and I thought "oh my God" that is my neighbour". Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said the incident was "quite clearly an attack on Muslims". The man, who did not want to be named, said: "The gentleman went straight down this road, people were just conversing, talking, just doing what we're doing". [Full Article...]

Presidential poll: Surprised opposition to meet on June 22

Senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya on Monday brushed off the opposition's contention that Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind was picked as the party's Presidential candidate because of his links to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) the ideological mentor of the BJP. [Full Article...]

TRS to support NDA's Presidential candidate

Shah said Sonia had told him that they would get back to him after consulting the party. "As he is a Dalit, we are positive on Mr Kovind, but only if the opposition doesn't announce a popular Dalit name (too)", Mayawati was quoted by news agency ANI. [Full Article...]


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