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Boeing launches new jet as Macron opens Paris show

Boeing's rivalry with Airbus is heating up as the American aerospace giant officially unveiled its Boeing 737 Max 10 at the Paris Air Show today. Earlier this year, reports said the new plane, which has been dubbed the 797 by some analysts, would have two aisles, carry 200-275 passengers up to 5,000 nautical miles, and be available by 2024-25.

WaPo Reports Special Counsel Is Investigating Jared Kushner's Business Dealings

The White House said at the time that Kushner's meetings were for diplomatic purposes, but the Russian bank maintained their meeting concerned the Kushner family's real estate company. On Thursday, Trump denounced the report that he was being scrutinized for possible obstruction, calling it a "phony story". Jeannie Rhee, one of those attorneys, represented Hillary Clinton during her email scandal.

Liverpool Promises 2022 Commonwealth Games That Will Be 'Transformational'

The city also today launched its official bid website - www.liverpoolCG22.org - with a call to action for the public to back the bid via social media with the hashtag #IAmLiverpool2022. "This plan is both compelling and deliverable and will be incredible for the athletes, the spectators and the Commonwealth - and crucially is created to leave Liverpool transformed".

Trump longtime pal says he may fire special counsel Robert Mueller

PBS' Judy Woodruff reported Monday that Trump friend Chris Ruddy told her after visiting the White House that Trump is "considering perhaps terminating" Mueller - a decision that would set off a massive political backlash. Finally, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) got right to it and asked the question on everyone's mind - if Trump ordered Rosenstein to fire Mueller, what would he do? The White House did not immediately respond to questions about Ruddy's claims.

Two US soldiers killed, two wounded in attack by Afghan soldier

A local Afghan official had said earlier Saturday that two U.S. soldiers were killed and two others wounded during the attack in Achin district, where U.S. USA military officials estimate there are about 600 to 800 Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan, mostly in Nangarhar, but also in the neighbouring province of Kunar.

US Coalition destroys Pro-Syrian government forces within deconfliction zone

The communication channel between USA and Russian military officials is created to avoiding incidents in Syrian airspace, where Russian warplanes and those of the coalition are flying. The convoy appears to have consisted not of regular Syrian army soldiers but of worldwide Shia militiamen. McGurk said the USA -backed campaign to capture Raqqa, Islamic State's de-facto capital in Syria, would accelerate "but this will be a long term effort".

US shoots down Syrian aircraft for first time

But Sunday's shooting down of a Syrian regime jet is the first time it resorted to engaging in air-to-air combat to make good on that promise. The U.S. The ministry insisted that the SU-22 jet had been on a mission in Syrian government airspace. TASS , the official Russian news agency, adds: "The Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation has ended its interaction with the USA side under a memorandum for preventing incidents and providing for safe flights during operations in ...

Democrats look to slow down GOP's secretive Obamacare repeal plans

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement that the moves are created to shed a light on the bill because the secretive process shows Republicans are "ashamed of it, plain and simple". All of them except Collins also represent states which expanded Medicaid under Obamacare. "The Senate is working in secret and rushing to pass a bill", said Robert Restuccia, executive director of the group.

London fire victims honoured by UK royals

Trade Minister Greg Hands said the government is carrying out an "urgent inspection" of the roughly 2,500 similar tower blocks across Britain to assess their safety, while an opposition lawmaker urged the government to quickly secure documents in the Grenfell renovation for the criminal probe.

Architect of Germany's reunification ex-Chancellor Helmut Kohl dies

For foreigners, the bulky conservative with a fondness for heavy local food and white wine came to symbolise a benign, steady - even boring - Germany. The barrier that had separated the East and West since the end of World War II was gone, and as East German people swarmed into the West, looking to escape the former Soviet controlled region.

London fire: Tragedy caused by years of neglect - mayor

Exterior paneling helped the fire spread. British media have reported that contractors installed a cheaper, less flame-resistant type of exterior paneling on the 24-story tower in a renovation that was completed just a year ago. Using drones and sniffer dogs, firefighters continued to search the burned-out housing block that looms over the low-income community in west London .

Meet Jay Sekulow, Trump's TV lawyer

So was host Chris Wallace , whose refusal to let the attorney, Jay Sekulow , get away with contradictory statements about the investigation led to a tense back-and-forth. Sekulow then pulled out the no-nuance argument: "It was 141 characters, the limitation on Twitter as we all know". A lawyer for President Donald Trump clashed with CNN anchor Chris Cuomo Monday morning over whether his client is the target of an FBI investigation into possible collusion with the Russians.

Sheriff Clarke Won't Take DHS Post

Department of Homeland Security . A review by CNN's KFILE found that Clarke plagiarized sections of his 2013 master's thesis on USA security, failing to correctly attribute his sources at least 47 times. "I am both honored and humbled to be appointed to this position" in the "office of partnership and programs", Clarke told WISN radio at the time.

Van ran over worshippers leaving London mosque

A van driver who was arrested by police has been taken to hospital and is subject to a mental health assessment. Asked if the suspected terrorist attack was being treated as seriously as others, he told BBC News on Monday: "I'm treating it absolutely as seriously as any other attack".

Four foreign inmates tunnel out of Indonesian jail

Prison escapes are fairly common in Indonesia and authorities launched an investigation last month after around 350 inmates broke out of an overcrowded jail on Sumatra island in Riau Province. He had been due to face Perth Magistrates Court on January 28, 2015, charged with possessing methamphetamine and cannabis and two other offences. Police identified the four as Australian Shaun Edward Davidson , 33, Bulgarian Dimitar Nikolov Iliev , 43, Indian Sayed Mohammed Said , 31, and ...

GOP Rep. Suggests Lawmakers Should Be Able to Carry Guns After Shooting

Every job has risks, and if a member of Congress isn't willing to take the risk to meet with their constituents, they shouldn't take the salary that is being paid to them by the taxpayers. Some on social media attempted to explain it. Matthew R. Verderosa, chief of U.S. Capitol Police, told the House Appropriations Committee last month that at the request of House and Senate lawmakers, his agency had interacted 184 times so far this year with local police agencies about providing security at ...

Saudi Arabia captures 3 Iranian Revolutionary Guards from boat

Iran's Tasnim news agency claimed on Saturday that the vessel approaching Saudi borders was an Iranian fishing boat in the Gulf on Friday. It said one of the boats was subsequently seized and found to be "carrying weapons for a sabotage target".

Van hits Muslim worshipers near London's Finsbury Park Mosque

The victims of the attack were Muslims who had gone to the mosque to pray after Iftar, the break of the dawn-to-dusk fast observed during the holy month of Ramadan. There has been a spate of terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom in recent weeks. Of the injured, two were treated at the scene for minor injuries, while eight were taken to three hospitals, police said.

Paris' Notre-Dame's assailant reportedly said, 'This is for Syria'

Among the several hundred people ordered to remain inside the cathedral was a former USA ambassador to the United Nations, Nancy Soderberg. About 900 tourists were remained blocked in the iconic 12th century cathedral for more than two hours over security concerns.

Dead, missing toll in London fire rises to 79, police say

Detectives investigating the fire at Grenfell Tower have today released haunting images and footage from inside the building. . "People are angry, not simply at the poor response in the days afterwards from the council and the government, but at the years of neglect from the council", Mr Khan said .

UK PM May says attack on Muslims near mosque is 'sickening'

Police arrested the driver - a 48-year-old man. London police say one suspect has been detained in an apparent early-morning attack on worshippers standing outside a mosque. "While this appears to be an attack on a particular community, like the awful attacks in Manchester , Westminster and London Bridge it is also an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect", Khan said in a statement .

What we know about the London mosque attacker

Abdulrahman Saleh Alamoudi said he was among a group of people helping an elderly worshipper who had fallen down when the van swerved towards them. He added that the driver of the van was arrested on suspicion of murder . The mosque, which today operates largely as a community center, rose to worldwide notoriety in the early 2000s, due to its links with Egyptian-born radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri.

Fears, frustrations grow as death toll in London building fire rises

Earlier, Queen Elizabeth II visited a relief center for victims, and spoke to residents and members of the emergency services. "We took them down and at that point were ordered to leave the building". NHS England says the injured are being treated in four London hospitals. The fire forced residents to flee through black smoke down the single stairwell, jump out of windows or even drop their children from the building.

Top tech firms sign open letter pledging to support the Paris Agreement

Trump's decision has left the USA as one of only three countries, along with Syria and Nicaragua , that are not part of the climate pact. Hawaii's governor has signed a bill that adopts goals of the Paris climate agreement , despite President Trump's announcement last week that the U.S.is pulling out of the global accord.

U.S. shoots down Syrian aircraft for first time

The Dutch government is sending a military refueling plane to Kuwait to assist the USA -led coalition carrying out airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. Government ally Iran also yesterday launched missiles from its territory against alleged IS positions in eastern Syria for the first time, in response to an IS-claimed attack in Tehran.

London fire death toll rises as 58 are missing, presumed dead

The fire , which broke out in the early hours of Wednesday morning, killed 30 people with as many as 70 others still missing. Dozens of police officers had to hold back angry crowds and break up scuffles as her vehicle drove off afterwards.

British PM vows to fight terror 'whoever is responsible'

British Prime Minister Theresa May says she will chair an emergency session of the security Cabinet later Monday after a van crash in London that is being investigating as possible terrorism . Khan called it "a deliberate attack on innocent Londoners, many of whom were finishing prayers during the holy month of Ramadan". Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, and the city of London during this particularly trying time.

Deaths Confirmed as Gunmen Attack Mali Tourist Resort

But in a sign of Mali's quotidian instability, one soldier was killed and another three wounded today morning in the northern town of Bamba, in what the armed forces said was yet another "terrorist attack". Initially concentrated in the desert north, attacks have increasingly struck the center and south, around Bamako. A Malian soldier and another Malian national who worked for the European Union mission were also among the victims, along with a dual French-Gabonese citizen whose name has not ...

London police treating incident outside mosque as terror attack

Police said it was unclear if he died of an unrelated condition or injuries, as he was already on the ground being treated by bystanders after an apparent collapse when the van drove onto the sidewalk. "Officers were in the immediate vicinity as the attack unfolded and responded within one minute". Early police caution about declaring the incident to be terrorist-related was interpreted by the community as discriminatory.

United Kingdom government scrambles to limit fallout from London fire

Metropolitan Police Service Commander Stuart Cundy said on Saturday that authorities have formally identified one of the victims who died in the June 14 blaze as 23-year-old Mohammad Alhajali, a resident of the apartment building in the West London neighborhood of North Kensington.

Finsbury Park, London: Muslims targeted in terror attack near mosque

Many at the mosque, and on social media, criticized the police and the media for what they saw as a too-slow decision to label the mosque attack as terror. Cynthia Vanzella, a witness to the van attack, describes the area as a mixed community, with people from many different countries and cultures. Before police arrived, the suspect was restrained by angry members of the public, but an Imam from the mosque stepped in before crowds could get violent.

Police say 1 suspect held in London mosque attack

May said the attack was "every bit as sickening as those that have come before", referring to three Islamist-inspired attacks in London and Manchester this year that have killed 35 people and injured around 200. I was shocked, shocked, shocked. "It's Ramadan and it's perfectly normal, and eight people have been injured, some of them I understand extremely seriously, and, as I see it, this is a terror on the streets and it's a terror of the people on the streets, in the communities I'm ...

Mosque Imam saves driver from angry mob after terror attack

He said: "During the night, ordinary British citizens were set upon while they were going about their lives, completing their night worship". It appears from eyewitness accounts that the perpetrator was motivated by Islamophobia. Another witness, Abdikadar Warfa, said he helped to detain the suspect while his friends helped victims. "Given we are approaching the end of the month of Ramadan and the celebration of Eid with many Muslims going to local mosques, we expect the authorities to ...

Mamata called us terrorists, not ready for talks with WB govt: GJM

Party Chief Bimal Gurung had earlier asked his supporters to defy the curfew and assemble for Sunday's protest. "In democracy like India resorting to violence would never help in finding a solution". The GJM supporters burnt down the primary health centre. In a fresh statement, GJM chief Bimal Gurung said that if police try to stop their movement, it will create trouble.

West Mids Emergency Services React To Finsbury Park Terror Attack

Police said the 47-year-old white man who drove the van has been arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism, including murder and attempted murder. "We managed to extinguish any flames of anger or mob rule that might have taken charge", he told reporters, adding he was acting with "a group of mature brothers".

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