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Activists investigating Ivanka Trump's China shoe factory detained or missing

Calls to provincial police in Jiangxi and Ganzhou city police were not answered. Li is one of three men involved in investigating working conditions at a Chinese factory that produces Ivanka Trump-brand shoes who have been arrested or gone missing, a family member and an advocacy group said Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

Russian Federation interfered in USA presidential polls with goal: James Comey

Kasowitz read a prepared statement to reporters in response to Comey's testimony , in which he said the president had "never, in form or substance" directed Comey to stop investigating anyone. He also said that any other explanations that have come from the White House were " lies, plain and simple ", as Jessica reports. But he has also suggested he doesn't believe it, saying Russian Federation is a "ruse" and calling the investigation into the matter a "witch hunt".

Pakistani sentenced to death for blasphemy on social media

Raza had allegedly posted objectionable remarks against the wives of the Prophet (PBUH) and other personalities revered as sacred in Sunni Islam but often criticised in Shia Islam on his Facebook account. Human Rights Watch says Pakistan in 2016 arrested 10 Muslims and five non-Muslims on blasphemy charges. Blasphemy is a highly sensitive issue in Pakistan, the one that has caused a number of violent deaths including that of founder of this paper and slain Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer ...

Blockade against Qatar 'hindering' planning for long-term operation

Tillerson told reporters at the State Department that the crisis, which has cut transportation links and trade, had begun to hurt ordinary people in Qatar, impaired business dealings and harmed the USA battle against the Islamic State militant group.

UK PM To Seek Queen's Permission To Form Govt

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said she has received assurances from the Prime Minister over gay rights should the Tories do a deal with Democratic Unionist Party. And Ukip leader Paul Nuttall fell on his sword after just six months in the job, after slumping to a distant third place in Skegness & Boston on a woeful night for the Eurosceptic party, which shed swathes of voters to Labour and Conservatives.

Iran Claims Saudis Behind Twin Terrorist Attacks Despite Islamic State Claiming Credit

Saudi and Iranian leaders accuse each other of sponsoring militant groups. The ministry said in a statement that Egypt condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Iran, calling on the worldwide community to increase efforts to fight terrorism and weaken its sources of support.

Donald Trump breaks silence on Comey testimony

Trump replied: " Oh, you're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer, don't worry ". Meanwhile, on Friday, the House intelligence committee also asked the White House counsel whether there are any tape recordings or memos of Comey's conversations with Trump .

'Comey Is A Leaker': Donald Trump's Comeback After Ex-FBI Chief's Testimony

But the president accusing the former FBI director of a felony is sure to pique the interest of Special Counsel Robert Mueller , whose investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation is picking up momentum .

Trump says US committed to NATO's mutual defense pledge

He also accused Qatar, a key US military partner, of funding terrorism "at a very high level", and said solving the problem in the tiny Persian Gulf nation could be "the beginning of the end of terrorism". Asked if he would speak to the issue under oath, Trump said: "100 percent". White House aides said the president's support was implied even though he deliberately did not utter the words.

UAE Chides Qatar for Seeking 'Non-Arab' Help

Trump's comments came as Washington joins intensifying global efforts to heal the worsening rift between the key Western Gulf allies, which has escalated into the region's worst diplomatic crisis in years. He said there had been no change to Qatar's military deployment and no troops had been moved. US officials have claimed that the motive in the attack was to disrupt alliances between the USA and their partners in the Gulf.

1 killed, 3 injured in LA vehicle shooting and crash

Police suspect it was a vehicle-to-vehicle shooting that occurred not far from where the bullet-riddled van smashed into multiple parked cars and came to rest. Casey said the auto was struck by gunfire at least seven times, but police did not find bullet casings at the scene. Authorities were investigating possible gang ties with MS-13 and said the surviving occupants of the van were not cooperating with investigators.

Comey's testimony was a media disaster for Trump. These headlines prove it.

Trump's son Donald Trump Jr issued a series of tweets attacking Comey but the president himself stayed off social media while the drama played out in Congress. Did Trump, as president, attempt to obstruct an inquiry which would resolve these questions? Barring new evidence, it arguably does not. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Thursday that if Attorney General Jeff Sessions did have a third, undisclosed meeting with Russia's ambassador to the United States, it "could be perjury".

PM Modi meets Xi Jinping on sidelines of SCO summit in Astana

Chaturvedi asked whether the prime minister thought it fit enough to ask his Pakistani counterpart about why Pakistan continues to violate the Line of Control."Why is it that our Army jawans are dying nearly on a daily basis". "Currently, the official bilateral trade is stuck at around United States dollars 2.1 billion and I don't see it going to double in the next five years when Pakistan thinks China is the best friend", Zaidi said on the sidelines of his lecture at the Bengal Chamber here.

United Kingdom election: Polish Deputy PM hopes for 'softer' Brexit

Standing in front of 10 Downing Street, May said her Conservatives and the DUP will work together to "fulfill the promise of Brexit ". Theresa May has announced the Conservatives will join forces with the Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ) to form government, after talk of a strong majority evaporated.

President Trump say he's willing to testify in response to Comey testimony

I'll tell you about it over a very short period of time. Trump , who seemed to revel in the suspense he was building, asked again about the tapes told the reporter,"Oh, you're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer".

USA calls on Arab states to ease Qatar blockade as crisis deepens

Kuwait's emir is working to mediate the Gulf crisis around Qatar, which is home to a major US military base and the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. He also pointedly asked Saudi Arabia and others to ease their blockade on Qatar. On a stop in New Zealand, he said that "every country in the region has their own obligations they need to live up to". One of the reasons listed was that Facebook ( QNA's Instagram account had carried the Qatai Emir's controversial comments) "is very hard to ...

Turkey's Erdogan approves troop deployment to Qatar

Ali Faik Demir, a member of the Galatasaray University International Relations Department. Al-Jazeera offices also have been shut down by authorities in Saudi Arabia and Jordan. Turkey's parliament, on the other hand, has approved sending troops to an existing Turkish base in Qatar as a sign of support. The agreement did not detail a timeframe or the number of troops.

Richard Hammond airlifted to hospital after auto crash in Switzerland

Richard Hammond has been caught up in another dramatic crash, this time in Switzerland . Swiss media 20 Minuten reported that the 47-year-old Grand Tour co-host crashed the vehicle on a road that was closed for the Bergrennen Hemberg race.

Cyber attack hits Al Jazeera as Qatar row continues

Kuwait - which unlike most of its fellow Gulf Cooperation Council members has not cut off ties with Qatar - has been leading efforts to mediate. After severing ties with Qatar on Monday, Saudi Arabia said it was committed to "decisive and swift action to cut off all funding sources for terrorism " in a statement carried by state news agency SPA , attributed to "an official source".

Iran company finalizes deal with Boeing to buy 60 planes

Alaei said Aseman was ready to order another 30 of the same planes once the delivery of the first order was finished. Iran Aseman Airlines is the second Iranian airline to order brand new aircraft from Boeing after the lifting of nuclear sanctions in January 2016, as part of the nuclear deal Iran clinched with world powers earlier in 2015.

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain welcome Donald Trump's scolding of Qatar

Only an hour before, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had issued a very different message, calling on the Arab nations to immediately ease their blockade on Qatar. Trump also says that unity among Gulf Cooperation Council countries and strong partnerships with the United States are crucial for defeating terrorism.

Corbyn team 'stunned' by exit polls on election night

As the two main rival parties failed to gain the 326 seats required for an absolute majority, speculations abounded that May would seek the support of Northern Ireland's DUP . May had called the snap election in hopes of garnering a strong mandate for the Brexit negotiations. However, Rudd only retained her seat in this general election with a margin of just 346 votes - not exactly a ringing endorsement in what should have been a safe seat.

Iraqi forces repel Islamic State offensive south of Mosul

The SDF are expected to move from Meshleb into neighbouring al-Senaa, with the area in between being targeted by the US-coalition overnight, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. It has also emerged as a hub for planning attacks overseas. An estimated 300,000 civilians were believed to have been living under ISIS rule in Raqqa, including 80,000 displaced from other parts of Syria.

Qatar releases initial report into alleged hack

The five Arab countries that severed ties with Qatar cite Qatar's "support for ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and the Muslim Brotherhood" as one of the reasons for isolating the nation. "If anyone thinks they are going to impose anything on my internal affairs or my internal issues, this is not going to happen", Sheikh Mohammed said.

Trump calls Qatar emir as efforts build to end crisis

One - unlikely - outcome is that the Americans are asked to leave Al Udeid; another, perhaps far more likely, is that Qatar ends up adding to the President's troubles over Russian Federation. Still, Jordan will suffer by joining the growing isolation of Qatar for it also means cutting its own economic hide, since Qatar is a major employer of Jordanian expat labor; this could mean 50,000 or so Jordanian workers either stranded in Qatar without work or suddenly expelled from Qatar, thus further ...

Terrorist financing at heart of Qatar crisis, says UAE minister

Gargash said Qatar needed to make "iron-clad" commitments to change policies on funding militants but not "its regime", Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Wednesday, citing a government official. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and other countries severed diplomatic ties with Qatar earlier this week and cut off air, sea and land travel to the peninsular nation.

Iran supreme leader says attacks fuel hatred toward US, Saudis

Iran's supreme leader said on Friday that the attacks would only "reinforce hatred" for the United States and Saudi Arabia, at a funeral for those killed. "They are too small to affect the will of the Iranian nation and its officials", state TV quoted him as saying. He said anti-Iranian remarks by Saudi Arabia's foreign minister and President Trump are a "matter of disgrace" for them.

Trump lawyer criticises Comey's leak to news media

Here's what we do know will happen next with the multiple investigations digging into what Russian Federation did to influence the 2016 presidential election, and into whether any Trump campaign associates collaborated with those efforts. Comey said he didn't believe he was being ordered to drop the probe, but he did take Trump's comments "as a direction" that was meant to be obeyed.

Park Service draining Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool; Water-borne parasite killing ducks

Chemical treatments alone aren't sufficient to reduce the parasite and snail population, it said, so the service needs to drain and clean the pool. Experts said they had detected high levels of the parasites, which grow in snails that live in the pool.

Will not surrender independence of foreign policy

Meeting on the sidelines of a regional security summit in Kazakhstan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that peace and stability in the Gulf accords with the common interests of the region and the global community.

London Bridge: Third attacker named as Youssef Zaghba

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said it was fair to ask how the attackers "slipped through our net". The fallout from the attack has eclipsed other issues in the British political campaign ahead of Thursday's parliamentary election, with both the ruling Conservatives and opposition Labour Party battling to defend their records on security.

Americans among hundreds injured in Kabul attack that killed about 80

Meanwhile, U.S Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also strongly condemned the attack and said: "We offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who were killed and injured, including our Afghan partners, members of the diplomatic and global communities, and many innocent Afghan citizens".

James Comey's testimony: devastating and convincing

Here's another analogy most employees would appreciate: When a boss says he or she hopes you will do something, workers who want to keep their jobs take it as an order. 'I don't know if there's a tape inside. The president has said maybe there is, maybe there isn't'. A tape could help settle whether who is telling the truth, Trump, or Comey.

UK Election 2017: May fall short of majority in June

Britain's newspapers lambasted Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday after she lost her Conservative majority in the general election , weakening her authority. The DUP, which holds ten seats, has broadly similar views to the Conservatives on domestic policy - though, crucially, is opposed to the so-called "hard" Brexit sought by May.

What's a hung Parliament? Implications of the United Kingdom election

The Conservatives are hoping to partner in some sort of coalition with Northern Ireland's DUP , taking them to 328 seats, a reduced majority from before the election but one which would allow May to form a government. She acknowledged her sadness at the loss of her majority in the general election in a statement to broadcasters on Friday. Unfortunately for her, she presided over a disastrous misstep in drafting the Conservative manifesto - alienating older supporters and angering ...

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