USA carries out historic ballistic missile intercept

Jim Syring said . The Pentagon on Tuesday announced it had successfully conducted its first live-fire test against a simulated intercontinental ballistic missile capable of striking the USA mainland. "I'm even more confident today after seeing the intercept test yesterday". Officially known as the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, the Pentagon likens the defensive tactic to hitting a bullet with a bullet.

Italy hammer Liechtenstein 5-0 in World Cup qualifier

Lorenzo Insigne and Andrea Belotti caught the eye as Italy kept pace with Group G leaders Spain courtesy of a 5-0 battering of Liechtenstein in Sunday's World Cup qualifier . However, the Azzurri were quickly back on the attack and grabbed a third in the 74th minute when Eder played the ball out wide for Belotti before racing into the middle and latching on to the return cross, turning it past the keeper at full stretch.

New Puerto Rico referendum bid to become U.S. state

It remains unclear whether the USA will recognize the validity of the referendum itself, let alone actually admit Puerto Rico as a new state. Almost half a million Puerto Ricans voted for statehood compared to more than 7,600 who voted for free association/independence and almost 6,700 who wanted full independence.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny `arrested on way to protest´

A protest in March against alleged corruption by the prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev, drew an estimated 60,000 people to streets in cities across Russian Federation. Moscow's prosecutor's office said: "We are warning that any attempts to hold an unsanctioned event in Moscow will be a direct violation of the law" and that authorities would take all necessary measures to prevent provocations threatening public security.

British Prime Minister Theresa May Loses Majority After Snap Election

Do you understand what happened that was so different than what was anticipated a few weeks ago? Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to vote in Sonning, Britain. "That's not a matter for me", she said. But she seems secure for the immediate future, because senior Conservatives don't want to plunge the party into a damaging leadership contest.

British PM hangs on for now

Where I frame it is, we want a tariff-free access to the European market, we also want to maintain a very important university and research collaboration in Europe, and there's a whole host of European agencies - Euratom, security, environment - in which we wish to be part of.

2-magnitude earthquake rocks Turkey, Greek island

This year alone, Turkey's western Aegean coast was hit by several earthquakes of up to 5.5 magnitude, which brought back memories of past deadly earthquakes. Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management said the quake was in the Aegean Sea at a depth of more than four miles and hit at 3.28pm local time. "They will be able to stay in sports facilities".

Reality Winner, 25, Charged with Leaking Russian Hacking Secrets to News Media

Her mother told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday she fears prosecutors will try to use the case to send a tough message that "we're not going to tolerate leakers". Victor has been jailed in Lincoln County, Ga., since her arrest. She is a former Air Force linguist who speaks Farsi and Arabic. During that time, he said, victor provided real-time translation to Americans conducting field missions.

Local Puerto Rico native weighs in on statehood referendum

The vote was only symbolic, but Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló hopes the results will give the island the momentum it needs to become a state. Those in favor of statehood say it could help the island access more US federal funding. "It would be highly contradictory for Washington to demand democracy in other parts of the world, and not respond to the legitimate right to self-determination that was exercised today in the American territory of Puerto Rico".

Kathy Griffin too emotional to speak when asked about Anderson Cooper

Kathy Griffin held a press conference Friday to address her controversial anti-Donald Trump photo and the ensuing harassment she has faced following its release. Griffin's hands shook and her voice occasionally became choked as she discussed the emotional impact of the last week. The Uptown Theater Napa announced on its Facebook page that her show had been canceled and that ticket holders will get a full refund at the place of purchase.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny detained at home ahead of Moscow protests

The protest gatherings were spearheaded by Alexei Navalny , the anti-corruption campaigner who has become the Kremlin's most visible opponent. Alongside the Moscow demonstration, another 212 protests are expected to be held across the country as part of a grassroots movement against corruption in the Kremlin.

Far Star Populists Lose Out in Italian Mayoral Vote

If confirmed, the result could undermine the group's hopes of winning national elections, which must be held by May 2018, and suggest that it is losing steam. In Grillo's native city of Genoa, a center-right coalition of the Northern League and Forza Italia garnered 36.34 percent of the vote, against just over 32 percent for a center-left alliance led by the Democratic Party and 17.47 percent for the Five Star Movement.

British PM Theresa May reshuffles Cabinet

The outcome shocked the party, which had expected a big victory. Chris Grayling has kept his job as transport secretary after Theresa May carried out a minor post-election reshuffle, but Michael Gove has returned to the Cabinet as environment secretary.

DUP Conservative 'Deal' Prompts Outpouring Of Anger After General Election

Several newspapers said Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was being urged by supporters to launch a leadership challenge, but he dismissed the reports as "tripe". Timothy, who has worked with May since she was in the Home Office, hoped MPs would get behind the Prime Minister for the good of Brexit. "I don't think throwing us into a leadership battle at this moment in time, when we are about to launch into these hard negotiations, would be in the best interests of the country", Evans said.

UK Election Results In Hung Parliment

For nearly two months now, the focus has been on the Conservatives vs Labour - but the results show how important smaller parties are going to be in the coming weeks and indeed years. The previous Assembly collapsed as a result of the 'cash for ash' scandal . Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer said nothing should be "swept" off the negotiating table before talks begin.

Pakistan summons Indian Deputy HC over LoC firing

Pakistan Army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, heavy automatics and mortars from 1240 hours along the Line of Control in Naushera sector in Rajouri district, a defence spokesman was quoted as saying by PTI. Following the incident, Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh to record Pakistan's protest over the unprovoked firing by the Indian troops.

Iran tracks down and kills ISIS suspects after attacks

The mastermind of the Tehran attacks has been killed Saturday outside of Iran in an Iranian-led operation in coordination with the intelligence of "a friendly foreign country", Iran's intelligence minister has said . The Islamic State group claimed the Tehran attacks; no link has emerged of Saudi Arabia's involvement . Ayatollah Ali Khamenei , the country's supreme leader, used the attacks to defend Tehran's involvement in wars overseas.

Iran arrests seven suspects linked to Tehran attacks killing 17

Alavi said that in the last month the intelligence ministry had identified and crushed "a terrorist team" nearly every day but had not publicised it to avoiding spreading fear among the public. A police officer stands guard as vehicles drive in front of Iran's parliament building in Tehran , Iran, Thursday, May 8, 2017. He spoke out at length against Shiites and promised further attacks.

Kosovo votes amid thorny issues of border, talks with Serbia

The snap election was called in May after Isa Mustafa's coalition government of PDK and the LDK lost a no-confidence vote in parliament sought by the opposition and backed by the PDK. After that vote, former political opponents Hashim Thaci, leader of PDK, and Isa Mustafa, leader of LDK, formed a government coalition, which also comprised ethnic-Serb party Serb List.

Sonia Gandhi should apologise over Sandeep Dikshit's 'gunda' remarks: BJP

Sitharaman also referred to Rahul Gandhi's " khoon ki dalali " barb at Prime Minister Narendra Modi a year ago. "Our fearless soldiers destroyed terror launchpads in PoK and they (Congress) call it khoon ki dalali ". Joshi said Dikshit has already said that they are his personal remark and the Congress party has nothing to do with this. The Congress leader, however, alleged that the BJP was trying to divert country's attention from the farmers' issue by raking up Sadak Ka Gunda ...

Northern Ireland's DUP says could help Britain's May reach majority

Several newspapers said Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was being urged by supporters to launch a leadership challenge, but he dismissed the reports as "tripe". May's Conservatives failed to secure an absolute majority in a parliamentary election on Thursday and need the DUP's 10 seats to be sure of being able to form a government.

What now for the U.S. under 'lying' Trump?

Comey said he shared an unclassified memo of their conversation about Flynn because he hoped it would lead to the appointment of a special counsel . Senator Collins, who is also a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating Mr Trump's links to Russian Federation, described Mr Comey's testimony as "candid" and "thorough" and said she would support a subpoena if needed.

May brings back foe, aims to unite party before Brexit

George Osborne says May is a " dead woman walking " and Anna Soubry says May's position is "untenable". The Conservatives won the biggest share of seats in Thursday's election, but lost their majority in Parliament and will have to rely on support from a smaller party to govern.

Britain PM's 2 closest advisers step down, take responsibility for election debacle

For all the love of a hierarchy, the chiefs treated cabinet members exactly the same - rude, abusive, childish behaviour. I think there was not enough respect shown to people that had spent 20 years in office or 20 years getting to the top seat in government.

DUP agrees deal to support Conservative government

The deal sits uneasily with some Conservatives because of the DUP's opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the government did not have any credibility to go forward and the Labour Party would do what it could to stop it, including by voting down the Queen's Speech.

UK arrests three as footage of London Bridge attack lands online

They said the man was arrested "on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorist acts". Police have arrested at least 14 people in connection to the attack, though most have been released without charge. The trio of terrorists managed to kill seven civilians and injure dozens more. - Italian media siad Zaghba became a person of interest to Italian authorities in March a year ago after he was found in possession of a one-way ticket to Istanbul and suspected of ...

Tories preparing to 'prune' manifesto after failing to win majority

May, however, insisted her party was still in pole position to lead, despite falling short by eight seats, CNN reports . Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May addresses the country after Britain's election at Downing Street in London June 9, 2017 .

Wales can cope without Bale - Allen

Amazingly, the penalty made famous by Panenka - the shoot-out victor in the 1976 European Championship final against West Germany - was scored at the same Belgrade stadium. "I regret that we failed to reward this wonderful home crowd with a win after a poor start to the match, as we put ourselves under enormous pressure to win the game".

Trump Should Testify Before The Senate On Russia And Comey, Schumer Says

Sanders took umbrage when asked if, as Comey had suggested, the president had lied. Comey also said he didn't know whether Sessions had violated the terms of his recusal, and that would depend on whether the reason for his firing was related to the Russian Federation investigation.

LA pride parade renamed 'ResistMarch'

There was plenty of anti-Trump sentiment in the speeches and the signs carried by marchers. A West Hollywood suspected DUI driver was detained after two pedestrians suffered what appeared to be minor injuries when they were struck by the motorist's auto pulling out of a West Hollywood driveway, authorities said Monday.

May to form minority government after election debacle

The official exit poll at the close of voting at 10 pm local time on election night is traditionally expected to give an indication of which way the vote is likely to go. The projected election results also show Liberal Democrats winning 13 seats, a gain of five, and the Scottish National Party winning 35, a loss of 21.

North Korea blasts U.S. over 'selfish' climate withdrawal

Almost 200 countries signed on to the Paris Agreement . Dozens of mayors across the United States have also committed themselves to meeting the terms of the agreement. Another bill establishes a "Carbon Farming Task Force", which will evaluate agriculture and aquaculture practices for improved soil health and carbon sequestration.

Preliminary result: Kosovo leaders of anti-Serb war win

According to Central Election Commission (CEC), attendance in elections was 41.45 percent out of 1 mln and 872 thousand eligible to vote. Kosovo declared independence in 2008, nine years after North Atlantic Treaty Organisation bombing drove out Serbian forces accused of killing and expelling Kosovo Albanian civilians as Serbia tried to put down an ethnic Albanian insurgency.

Rajnath to chair meeting on Indo- Myanmar Border issues in Aizawl

Rajnath Singh praised the Assam Rifles , which guards the 1643 km long Indo-Myanmar border and said that, Assam Rifles is performing its duty with courage and determination. He informed that state government has prepared a proposal of around Rs 985 Crore as a fresh special package for TCL districts and requested the home ministry to consider the new proposal favourably.

May vows to stay on as British prime minister

May spent the early hours of Friday talking terms with the DUP, who have 10 seats and will work with May on a vote-by-vote basis known as "confidence and supply". "The prime minister called the election because she wanted a mandate". "The mandate she's got is lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support and lost confidence", he said.

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