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May called for this snap election in order to strengthen Tories majority in Parliament ahead of the talks with the European Union about Brexit . Reuters reports that Gunther H. Oettinger, a European Commission budget and human resources commissioner, expressed doubt about the talks starting as planned.
  • Comey says Trump's lying, Trump says Comey's lying

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    Comey accused Trump of firing him to try to undermine the bureau's investigation into possible collusion between his 2016 presidential campaign team and Russian Federation. The former FBI director also appeared to confirm Trump's statements that, on three occasions, Comey told the president he was not personally under investigation with regard to Russian Federation.
  • Death toll rises to 16 in Iran terror attacks

    Death toll rises to 16 in Iran terror attacks

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    Sajedinia did not offer any further details. Iranian authorities have said assailants were Iranian nationals, adding they have arrested six suspects, including one woman, since the attack Wednesday in Tehran . The IS group's Aamaq news agency released a 24-second video purportedly shot inside the parliament building during the siege. An Associated Press reporter saw several police snipers on the roofs of nearby buildings.
  • United Kingdom police arrest London attack suspect in raid

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    She said she told her son to be careful about anything he did after that, including surfing the internet, adding that she didn't approve of his London friends and never felt comfortable in his London neighborhood. Another Australian who died, nurse Kirsty Boden, was said to have been trying to help other victims when she was killed. They have been identified as Khuram Butt , 27, and Rachid Redouane , 30, both British citizens, and 22-year-old Moroccan-Italian Youssef Zaghba .
  • Third London attacker was known to United Kingdom security services

    Third London attacker was known to United Kingdom security services

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    The van-and-knife attack also injured nearly 50 people who were enjoying their Saturday night in a crowded part of London known for its bars and restaurants. Neighbors told police that Butt had lived in an apartment in Barking with his wife and young children, including a newborn. He also used the name Rachid Elkhdar with a different date of birth.
  • Trump's first press conference since Comey hearing

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    Earlier, Trump fired off an early morning tweet in which he said he had been "vindicated" by the James Comey hearing, adding that the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director was a "leaker". No, I didn't say that , and I didn't say the other. Tammy Duckworth simply said that Comey's testimony "should concern any American who respects the basic rule of law, and Ed Markey called for any tapes to be "immediately" given to Special Counsel ".
  • Trump won't say if tapes of Comey conversations exist

    Trump won't say if tapes of Comey conversations exist

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    Comey stop investigating anyone". Observers got a glimpse at what Comey is expected to discuss when his written testimony was posted online Wednesday afternoon. Trump on June 6 chose former U.S. Justice Department official Christopher Wray, who represented New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in the so-called Bridgegate scandal, to be the next Federal Bureau of Investigation director.
  • Qatar crisis: UAE threatens sympathisers with prison

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    State Department approved the potential sale of more than $1.4 billion worth of military training and equipment for Saudi Arabia, Qatar's biggest enemy in the region and the driving force behind the Qatari diplomatic crisis . Qatar would not yield to it, he said. "Many travelers and corporate accounts could blacklist Qatar Airways", said Leeham Co analyst Bjorn Fehrm. From raining down weapons on jihadist groups in Syria to that aforementioned Muslim Brotherhood closeness, the Qataris ...
  • Erdogan criticises Qatar sanction, wants stronger ties

    Erdogan criticises Qatar sanction, wants stronger ties

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    On Monday , five Arab countries - Saudi Arabia , Egypt , the United Arab Emirates , Bahrain and Yemen - cut ties with Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting terrorist groups and backing groups that create trouble in their countries. Turkey on Wednesday branded as "unconstructive" a strong US House of Representatives resolution condemning clashes between Turkish security personnel and demonstrators during a visit to Washington by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan .
  • Philippine military confirms United States forces assisting local troops to end city siege

    Philippine military confirms United States forces assisting local troops to end city siege

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    The marines were conducting a house-to-house search for militants allied with Islamic State (IS) who are still occupying parts of Marawi when the battle erupted on Friday, said Lieutenant Colonel Jo-ar Herrera. Forty other marines were wounded, he said. "We give premium to the mosques, because this is very symbolic to our Muslim brothers", Herrera said. For the past 18 days, boys such as these and their adult commanders have occupied the centre of Marawi, a city of 221,000 people in the ...
  • British PM Theresa May Reaches Deal With Democratic Unionists To Form Govt

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    Though the biggest single victor, they failed to reach the 326-mark they would need to command a parliamentary majority. While the Conservatives have in 2017 won a larger share of the vote at 42.4%, benefitting from the decline of Ukip in particular, there were not enough votes in the key marginals to offset a surge in support for Labour , which secured 40%, up from 30.4% in 2015.
  • North Korea says it has tested new anti-ship missile

    North Korea says it has tested new anti-ship missile

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    Officials in North Korea say they tested out a new type of cruise missile during a series of four launches on Thursday. Roh Jae-cheon, spokesman of Seouls military, said the latest launch would have meant to show off its widening arrange of missiles and also its “precision strike capabilities” on ships in response to the joint drills.