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Pentagon: 3 US soldiers killed, 1 wounded in Afghanistan

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North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces in Kabul declined to immediately comment on the killings. "This incident is under investigation", the statement said. Reuters reports that shortly before Saturday's attack, at least three members of the Afghan security forces were killed by USA aircraft during an overnight raid in Helmand. Read More »

Trump slams Qatar for funding terror as Tillerson urges calm

The approach has risks because it's a bet that Qatar will ease off its funding of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and other groups rather than writing off the U.S.as a reliable ally, said Ayham Kamel, director for the Middle East and North Africa at the Eurasia Group. Read More »

DUP agrees 'confidence' deal with Conservatives in UK

The party said Saturday that Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill have quit. Davidson is an increasingly important voice in the Conservative Party. The Tories remain the biggest party with 318 seats so far and Labour now have 261 - with 326 required for a majority and just one seat left to be called. Read More »

Trump claims 'complete vindication' after Comey testimony

But Mr Trump insisted during a press conference with Romania's President Klaus Werner Iohannis that Mr Comey lied in some parts of the testimony he gave to the Senate intelligence committee, and asserted that nothing in his testimony showed collusion with Russian Federation or obstruction of justice . Read More »

Clinging On To Her Job, Britain's May Appoints New Ministers

Amid mounting criticism of her campaign and leadership, joint chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill resigned. The outcome leaves May on Saturday battling to unite different factions in her party and reliant on the 10 seats of socially-conservative Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party parliamentarians just nine days before the United Kingdom begins negotiating its departure from the EU. Read More »

Police raid sees 20th arrest made in London Bridge attack probe

The intended truck was smaller, but similar to the one used in the Nice, France attack previous year. But Haydon said "there was no evidence uncovered of any attack-planning in relation to him". The phoney bombs were simply disposable water bottles wrapped in masking tape, although they were designed to create "maximum fear", Scotland Yard said. Read More »

Leo Varadkar set to become Ireland's new prime minister

Welfare minister Varadkar was born in Dublin to a Mumbai-born father and Irish mother. Varadkar will become the youngest person to become prime minister, and the first openly gay leader in the country's history. LGBT rights activists cheered Varadkar's election. He will be replacing Enna Kenny, who served in the position for six years. Kenny, 66, resigned as party leader in May and will remain as head of the government until the Irish parliament returns. Read More »

Colonel Gaddafi's son Saif al Islam freed from prison in Libya

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As such, the rival governments agreed to create the Government of National Accord (GNA), form the Presidency Council and end the political impasse in late 2015. He was previously known for playing a key role in building relations with the West after 2000, and had been considered the reformist face of his father's regime. Read More »

Kuwait's emir meets with Qatari leader amid diplomatic rift

In this photo released by Emirates News Agency, WAM, the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, right, is received by UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai , Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to hold talks about Qatar, in Dubai , United Arab Emirates , Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Read More »

Turkey seeks end to Qatar crisis by end of Ramadan

Tillerson also said the blockade by Qatar's neighbors was "hindering US military action in the region, and the campaign against ISIS", using an acronym for the Islamic State group. "We are now buying Turkish products", he said. Cavusoglu said the aim of the base in Qatar is to contribute to the security and stability of all Gulf countries. Read More »

Iran says arrests seven suspects linked to Tehran attacks

Bombers and gunmen killed 17 people in Iran's parliament and near the mausoleum of the Islamic Republic's founder, Ayatollah Khomeini, on Wednesday, in rare strikes on the capital that exacerbated regional tensions. Onlookers reached out to touch passing victims' coffins, wrapped in Iranian flags. "I came with my friends to show our solidarity with our supreme leader and nation. Read More »

19.5 million people tuned in to watch Comey's testimony on TV

Last month, J. Brien Comey told CNN in a phone interview that his son was a "straightforward and honest guy" and was sacked "because Jim tells the truth, (while) Trump runs around lying most of the day". It also edged out rival CNN, by just a hair (3.049 million) and handily beat MSNBC's audience of 2.719 million viewers. The television ratings do not include the crowds that watched the highly anticipated congressional hearing at bars and restaurants around the country or online through ... Read More »

Pentagon: 3 United States soldiers killed, 1 wounded in Afghanistan

Attahullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the governor in Nangarhar province, said earlier Saturday that two us soldiers had been killed and two others wounded in the attack. The so-called "green-on-blue" attack on Saturday is the latest in a line of incidents where Afghan soldiers have turned their weapons on global forces they are working with. Read More »

Trump lashes out at DOJ over travel ban legal strategy

President Trump's tweets are undermining the legal case for his travel ban, according to a host of legal experts including the husband of top White House aide Kellyanne Conway . He called the courts, which have blocked both versions of the travel ban, " slow and political ". Justice department lawyers might also have a tougher time arguing that their revised executive order is substantially different from the first one. Read More »

As Tillerson calls for calm, Trump calls out Qatar on terror

After criticizing Qatar, Trump lavished praise on Saudi Arabia's monarch as "my friend, King Salman", who played host at what the president called a historic summit meeting in Riyadh during his visit there last month. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, and Egypt severed relations with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of supporting "extremists" and their arch-adversary Iran - charges Qatar calls "baseless". Read More »

Comey testimony watched by an estimated 19.5 million viewers

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Overall, ABC was the most watched network airing the Senate Intelligence Committee live, generating 3.3 million total viewers, while Fox news was the most watched cable news network with 3.1 million viewers, according to Nielsen . In addition to Facebook, 2.7 million people watched it on Twitter's Bloomberg co-branded livestream. During his appearance, Comey said he believed the president dismissed him in May to try to undermine a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into possible ... Read More »

United Kingdom elects record number of female members of Parliament

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The UK's first female Sikh MP, Preet Gill , was elected after securing a majority of 6,917 votes to hold the Birmingham Edgbaston seat for Labour. Equality advocates 50:50 Parliament described the increase in the number of women in Parliament as "fab", but added there's " still a way to go ". Read More »

Trump tweets on Comey, declares 'total vindication'

Comey said that at a White House dinner January 27, Trump told him , "I need loyalty, I expect loyalty". Comey's message, delivered in meticulous detail, amounted to a challenge to lawmakers, the public and the special counsel now investigating possible links between Trump's campaign and Russia: Whose account do you believe - the nation's former top law enforcement official testifying under oath or a president with a record of skirting the truth on issues big and small? The president ... Read More »

Russia's Lavrov calls for talks to ease Qatar stand-off

Tillerson, speaking at the State Department, said the USA would help support efforts to mediate the crisis, along with Kuwait - another Gulf country that has stepped up to try to broker a resolution. It's the worst diplomatic crisis to hit Gulf Arab states in decades. Trump did not call for an easing of the blockade, despite the large US military presence in Qatar. Read More »

Trump accuses Comey of lying to Congress

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During the news conference on Friday, Trump also repeated his lawyer's assertion Thursday that Comey's testimony had vindicated him and showed he did nothing wrong. Susan Collins told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that she found him "credible, candid and thorough". It doesn't mean that every memory he has is exactly right or that there aren't different interpretations. Read More »

Saudi, allies issue Qatar-linked 'terrorism' list

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These designations have specifically financed, aided and/or provided material support to Al-Qaeda and its associated organisations and networks, added the report by WAM , the Emirates official news agency. Sisi in a military coup in July 2013. Erdogan on Friday vowed to keep supporting Qatar after his rapid approval of legislation on deploying Turkish troops there, as the Gulf state faces isolation by fellow Arab states. Read More »

President Trump pledges $200 billion federal investment for infrastructure during Cincinnati speech

At the Rivertowne Marina , Trump was joined by several Cabinet secretaries as well as two NY real estate moguls, Richard LeFrak and Steven Roth, whom Trump had previously named to lead an infrastructure council to monitor progress. Trump said he would not allow the United States to become a "museum of former glory". "It's just insane expensive", said Dan Withrow, president and owner of a pallet packaging and distribution company in Louisville, Kentucky. Read More »

Trump says Comey lied, says he will '100%' testify under oath

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THE FACTS: Trump's claim of vindication from Comey's testimony is groundless. Trump broke his silence on Comey's damning congressional testimony with a single tweet that echoed the points made by his private lawyer after Thursday's hearing: Trump himself was not under investigation and Comey gave an account of his conversation with the president to a lawyer who shared it with a news outlet. Read More »

Cosby to Constand's mother: 'Mom, she even had an orgasm'

Constand has accused Cosby of giving her pills and violating her sexually while she was unconscious at his home, the basis of three charges of indecent aggravated assault. The defense lawyer sought to show that Constand changed her mind about the date of the alleged assault. "It wasn't a romantic time, no", Constand, 44, of Toronto, said of an earlier fireside dinner with Cosby, a trustee at Temple University, where she directed the women's basketball team. Read More »

Police won't let AAP leaders into riot-hit Mandsaur

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MP government had offered a compensation of Rs 1 crore to the family of the people who died in police firing. "They can give only bullets". Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan undertook an indefinite fast "for peace" on Saturday, in an attempt to restore peace among the farming community of the state. Read More »

Wounded May soldiers on as election shock complicates Brexit

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The Financial Times business daily said May "seeks to cling to power with N. Ireland party", referring to the Democratic Unionists , on whose support she will now rely. This morning Michel Barnier, the French politician who will lead the Brexit talks on behalf of the European Union, tweeted: "Brexit negotiations should start when United Kingdom is ready; timetable and European Union positions are clear". Read More »