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Comey says Times story about Team Trump-Russia ties was false

Trump has intimated there might be tapes of his meetings with Comey. "I didn't obey that, but that's the way I took it". During an exchange with Missouri's Senator Roy Blunt during the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Thursday, James Comey revealed that after President Trump tweeted what many took to be a threat against him, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director had passed along memos he had written, memos which described his recollections of meetings with the ...

Police arrest east London man in connection with bridge attacks

Three more persons have been arrested by Scotland Yard in connection with the London Bridge attack carried out by three men including a Pakistani-origin terrorist. -backed Syrian groups have begun the battle to retake the city of Raqqa, the capital of the Islamic State's so-called caliphate. Italian authorities said Zaghba was stopped at the Bologna airport in 2016 and questioned in Italy, but never charged with a crime.

Iran minister calls Trump's condolences for attacks 'repugnant'

Saudi Arabia has been a target of numerous lethal attacks by IS affiliates who see the kingdom's Western-allied leadership as heretics. The Security Council reaffirmed that "terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to global peace and security" and said "any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable".

Leader: Terror attacks can't harm Iran's resolve

The outlet said the Iranian Intelligence Ministry was now refusing to publish the last names of the perpetrators as they searched for relatives potentially tied to the Islamic State as well. Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said in a tweet Thursday that the White House comments were " repugnant ". The timing of the attacks, shortly after a presidential election in Iran, may indicate that the perpetrators want to cast doubt on the decision of the Iranian people to give ...

UAE ruling family member: Qatar now questioning its leaders

France is calling on Qatar to answer its Gulf neighbors' questions in order to find a solution to the current diplomatic crisis. He indicated that the diplomatic and travel isolation imposed on Qatar earlier this week by Saudi Arabia and it allies would take its toll if Doha did not change.

Qatar's Al-Jazeera says battling cyber attack

Pan-Arab satellite network Al Jazeera was combating a large-scale cyber attack on its media platform, but all its entities remained operational, a company source said on Thursday. The source said the attack seems to involve the Mirai botnet that surfaced at the end of previous year, when it led to an Internet blackout for many major sites in the northeastern U.S.

Gulf Carriers Halt Flights to Qatar Amidst Terrorism Concerns

As Trotsky explained in the run-up to the second imperialist world war of the last century, the only alternative to the war maps of the great powers is the map of the class struggle. "We believe that prolonged sanctions would exacerbate this and potentially make financing of external liabilities more costly and hard", it added. That dispute centered on Egypt following the army-led ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, a Muslim Brotherhood leader.

How the Doha, Qatar flights bans affect Australian travellers

It is suspected that Qatar Airways could be faced with further disruption to its services, as many of its flights travel through Saudi Arabia Airspace. Qatar, a small peninsular nation of 2.5 million people that has a large USA military base, denounced the action as predicated on lies about it supporting militants.

Giroud nets treble as France rout Paraguay

Olivier Giroud bagged a hat-trick as France thumped Paraguay 5-0 in an global friendly on Friday evening. Arsenal striker Giroud, playing in his favoured central forward position, struck twice before the interval and once in the second half to lead France to an emphatic victory in Rennes.

Saudi Arabia revokes license of Qatar Airways, offices to close

In recent years, Sudan has developed close diplomatic ties with both Saudi Arabia and Qatar , especially after it broke its decades-old relations with Shiite Iran. " The dispute comes less than a month after U.S. president Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia and called for a united Muslim front against extremism".

Jakarta bombings linked to IS

Several of their relatives were also taken in for "questioning and DNA tests", according to the chief of the anti-terror squad. Insp-Gen Setyo told TVOne news station that local cells might have been spurred to act after the suicide bombing in Manchester and an attack by Islamist militants in Marawi in the southern Philippines.

The Warriors are ripping up every bit of National Basketball Association history

I just need some food and some wine and I'll be alright. Since joining the Warriors last summer, though, it's 3-1, the teams splitting two games in the regular season and the Warriors winning Games 1 and 2 of The Finals. No one else has more than two. Starting point guard Kyrie Irving was kept in check, going 8-23 from the floor in 40 minutes and finishing with an atypical 19 points.

Fans injured after firecracker sparks panic in Turin

More than 200 people have been injured in Turin at a public screening of the Champions League final after witnesses spoke of hearing an explosion. About 400 people were being treated for slight injuries, Italian media reported. As Calciomercato reporter Andrea Menon writes, at around 22.10 he noticed people running away from the square. The incident occurred shortly after Real Madrid scored its third goal before winning the match 4-1.

Couple who believe in faith healing charged in baby's death

Sarah Mitchell reportedly gave birth to premature twin girls on March 5. Matters became complicated when the second child began experiencing breathing problems. The couple rejected all medical care in favor of faith healing . Reportedly, several midwives, family members, and members of the Followers of Christ faith-healing sect were present during the baby's birth and short life.

Jeremy Corbyn is right to flag police cuts, says journalist

He previously called the Labour leader a "mutton-headed old mugwump" and, after Mr Corbyn linked United Kingdom foreign policy to terror attacks in Britain, Mr Johnson called the Labour leader "monstrous", despite making a similar link himself in the past.

White House Defends Trump Criticisms of London Mayor

He and Butt lived in the same area of east London. "He was very sociable, seemed like an ordinary family man". We've got robust measures in place to deal with attacks were they to take place. Corbyn called for May to resign because of her role in cutting police staffing during her tenure as home secretary. But Theresa May repeatedly refused to criticise the USA president after he misquoted the London mayor for the second time in 24 hours.

Kuwait trying to mediate and solve diplomatic rift, says Qatar minister

Libya, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on Monday accused Qatar of destabilising the region. India imports huge quantities of LNG from Qatar with India's Petronet LNG importing 8.5 million tonne every year under a long-term contract apart from buying through spot deals.

London Bridge attackers identified, one was born in Pakistan

Redouane also used the name Rachid Elkhdar, police said. But the mayor was talking about the stepped-up police presence in the city after the attack - not about the attack itself. Assistant Commander Mark Rowley said "work is ongoing to understand more about them, their connections and whether they were assisted or supported by anyone else".

Smith frustrated by yet another Champions Trophy washout

The umpires did seek to restart play, although Australia's run total of 83 for one wicket from 16 overs wasn't enough to warrant a result when the match was eventually called off. Then they batted well, David Warner and Aaron Finch ran well from the first over, a three and an all-run four. Australia Playing 11: AJ Finch, DA Warner, SPD Smith*, MC Henriques, GJ Maxwell, TM Head, MS Wade†, MA Starc, PJ Cummins, A Zampa, JR Hazlewood.

Qatar crisis not to hit gas supply, says minister

Qatar is the site of the sprawling al-Udeid Air Base, home to the forward headquarters of the US military's Central Command. Maj. Sudan has expressed its concern over several Arab powers breaking off diplomatic ties with Qatar and offered to mediate between all sides, the foreign ministry said on Monday.

Remembering Pulse shooting victims: Who we lost in Orlando

Demings said that the Neumann was a disgruntled former employee who was sacked in April. Later in the day, the sheriff identified the shooter as 45-year-old John Robert Neumann Jr., and said Neumann was "certainly singling out the individuals he shot" and had a "negative relationship" with at least one of them, The Associated Press reports.

Qatar Airways suspends flights to UAE, Egypt, Bahrain

Two other Gulf nations, Kuwait and Oman , still have diplomatic relations with Qatar. Qatar, home to about 10,000 US troops and the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup , criticized the move as a "violation of its sovereignty". "The measures are unjustified and are based on false and baseless claims", Qatar said. "The ball is now in Qatar's court.the Gulf States and Egypt are waiting for Qatar's reaction and the steps it should take to regain their trust", Kamal said.

2 arrested for Ghost Ship fire that killed 36 people

Atty. Derick Almena and Max Harris were charged Monday with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter for the deaths of three dozen people who died in the December 2 fire in Oakland . Alameda County prosecutors declined to discuss whether more people would be charged, but they did say their investigation was closed. The two men are also facing civil lawsuits; families of the victims are suing Harris and Almena, along with Ng, PG&E and others associated with the warehouse space.

US Military: No Plans To Change Our Posture On Qatar

Another Iranian official said his country will export food to Qatar by sea, as Saudi Arabia on June 5 cut off the peninsula state's sole land border across which food is trucked in, causing panicked Qataris to rush to supermarkets to stockpile groceries.

Fired US Employee Kills 5, Shoots Himself Dead at Florida Business

Neumann, who had been fired by Fiamma Inc in April, was a disgruntled former employee who was working alone and did not have ties to terror groups, police said. Honorably discharged in 1999, he lived alone, and no family members lived near him. This March 19, 2010 booking photo made available by the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, shows John Robert Neumann Jr ., who was arrested for possession of marijuana.

'Fugitive' Vijay Mallya spotted with Sunil Gavaskar at India-Pakistan match

But the fact that he was seen in his trademark white coat and later seen with commentator and former India batsman Sunil Gavaskar. In one of the images, Mallya is spotted with former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar, while in another image he is seen wearing stadium as well as a pitch pass.

Polls Open at 6am Tuesday for NJ Primary Elections

But others in the five-person GOP field have embraced Trump. On Monday, he issued a statement critical of his opponent, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno , and emphasized the need for a new message and a new messenger. "The Christie-Guadagno era began with great promise, but those days are long past", Ciattarelli said. Murphy's final TV ad of the primary season, airing in the days before Tuesday's election, appealed to voters to "stop Donald Trump's assault on our values".

Police Identify 2 Suspected London Attackers

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said Butt was known to the security services, but there was no evidence of "attack plan". Family members said the 27-year-old, who once tried to set up a cosmetics company, had also tried to go to Syria to join jihadists but had been talked out of it by relatives.

Two of the three London Bridge terrorists are named

The three men, wearing fake suicide bomb vests, were shot dead by eight officers outside a pub after police opened fire with an "unprecedented" hail of 50 bullets, while a bystander was also shot. But May's own record came under fire from the Labour Party, which - according to opinion polls questioned for their reliability - has closed the gap on her Conservatives ahead of Thursday's general election.

Qatar chaotic as Arab powers cut ties, citing its support for terrorists

Airlines affected will include Qatar Airways , Etihad Airways and Emirates. US and the worldwide community's anti-terrorism measures are no thin ice, with the Qatari diplomatic crisis likely to give rise to more terrorism and extremism in the region.

Police ID 2 attackers in deadly London terrorist strike

All three men were shot dead by armed police eight minutes after terrified bystanders called 999. Police revealed on Monday that Butt, 27, a British citizen who was born in Pakistan, was known to MI5. Asked by ITV television if he backed the calls for May to resign, he said: "Indeed I would". May did not answer repeated questions from reporters on Monday on the police cuts she oversaw but said counter-terrorism budgets had been protected and police had the powers they needed.

USA military officials hail successful test of missile intercept

The United States successfully shot down a mock warhead Tuesday as part of a historic test from Vandenberg Air Force Base , according to the Pentagon and the country's Missile Defense Agency (MDA). He said recent advancements are expected to keep the USA ahead of the pace in countering the threat of potential missile attacks, through to the year 2020.

Snap Said to Acquire Placed for $125 Million to Track Ad Effects

Placed, which employs more than 100 people, will continue to operate independently at its headquarters in Seattle, and offices in NY and Los Angeles. Most recently, it bought Los Angeles-based small drone manufacturer Ctrl Me Robotics for almost $1 million.

United Kingdom police names two London attackers, says one previously known to them

Another attacker, 30-year-old Rachid Redouane , went by the alias Rachid Elkhdar and claimed to be Moroccan or Libyan, police said . The latest killings came in the third terror attack to hit the United Kingdom in three months. The men continued the assault into the adjacent Borough Market area, officials said . The police have also shot dead the three male suspects behind the stabbings.

Things You Should Know About Leo Varadkar, The New PM Of Ireland

Varadkar faces many challenges as prime minister, including steering an economy still recovering from the 2008 global financial crisis. He will be Ireland's first gay prime minister and also become the country's youngest leader at an age of 38.

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