• North Korea launches fourth missile test in a month
North Korea launches fourth missile test in a month

North Korea has launched a salvo of surface-to-ship missiles from its east coast, which flew 200km before dropping into the sea, the South Korean military said. It was the latest barrage of an increasingly frequent series of missile tests carried out by the North Korean regime. "North Korea likely wanted to show off its ability to precisely targ...

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  • UAE Threatens Qatar with Economic Embargo
UAE Threatens Qatar with Economic Embargo

Qatar also is the home to the regional headquarters of US Central Command (CENTCOM), which is responsible for the wars in Middle East. CENTCOM has said its operations have not been interrupted since the crisis erupted earlier this week. The country's only land border with Saudi Arabia was also shut, depriving it of a main food imports channel. Th...

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  • Third London attacker told police he was
Third London attacker told police he was "going to be a terrorist"

Zaghba was said to have been placed on a watch list by Italian authorities and flagged to their Moroccan and British counterparts, but a lack of evidence about his intentions meant his phone and passport were returned, Italian media reported.

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  • Philippine friendly fire airstrikes kill 11 troops
Philippine friendly fire airstrikes kill 11 troops

Another one, who claimed he was in Marawi , boasted about how he saw the soldiers "run like pigs". The Philippine government has rejected the demand. He added that only about ten percent of the city's territory is controlled by ISIS terrorists. In a video released by terrorists May 30, abducted priest and vicar-general Teresito "Chito" Suganob...

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  • Trump can't stop Comey with executive privilege
Trump can't stop Comey with executive privilege

Comey was leading a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into alleged Russian meddling in last year's USA presidential election and possible collusion by Trump's campaign when the president fired him last month. King said, oftentimes, speculation about it. Putin said he was unaware of any such discussion and criticised NBC for asking about con...

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  • Moment London attackers neutralized by police caught on CCTV
Moment London attackers neutralized by police caught on CCTV

A third man, aged 29, was arrested at a home in the same area on "suspicion of the preparation of terrorist acts". Scotland Yard said seven women and five men aged between 19 and 60 have been arrested under the Terrorism Act. Counter terror officers arrested a 30-year-old man in Ilford on the early hours of Wednesday morning, after a 27-year-ol...

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  • House Intelligence Committee Issues Subpoenas in Russia Probe
House Intelligence Committee Issues Subpoenas in Russia Probe

Cohen & Associates PC, Representatives Mike Conaway (R-Texas) and Adam Schiff (D-California) said on Wednesday afternoon. The House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday issued several subpoenas directed at the investigation into President Donald Trump's ties to Russian Federation in addition to the unmasking of Trump associates by former ...

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  • Trump's fight with London mayor perplexes his critics
Trump's fight with London mayor perplexes his critics

Although those politics did win in America, Trump remained unpopular across the pond. However, Trump didn't stop there, following up with this tweet: "Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his "no reason to be alarmed" statement".

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  • The ball is in BC Premier Christy Clark's court, political scientists say
The ball is in BC Premier Christy Clark's court, political scientists say

Her largely ceremonial role becomes pivotal as she must invite either Clark or NDP leader John Horgan to form a new government. The agreement would allow the second place NDP to form a minority government with the support of the Green party.

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  • Exxon says Qatar LNG not affected by Arab states tension
Exxon says Qatar LNG not affected by Arab states tension

On Monday, Trump's secretary of state, Rex Tillerson , encouraged the sides to "sit down together" to resolve irritants he said had "bubbled up" for some time. Al Qassemi also warned Qatar should not rely on hosting some 10,000 American troops at its al-Udeid Air Base as protection against the Arab nations lined up against it.

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  • Moscow: 'Zero' evidence Russian hackers involved in Qatar crisis
Moscow: 'Zero' evidence Russian hackers involved in Qatar crisis

During a news conference in Australia, Tillerson said the United States was encouraging the countries "to sit down together" and address irritants that he said had "bubbled up" for some time. It was unclear how Trump's broadside against Qatar might affect the US -led coalition fighting IS. "We appreciate the role they are playing in trying to d...

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  • As world prepares to watch, Idaho senator previews Comey testimony
As world prepares to watch, Idaho senator previews Comey testimony

The first meeting with Trump after the inauguration occurred on January 27, during a private dinner at the White House that Comey came to view as an attempt by the president to "create some sort of patronage relationship". He described the Russian Federation investigation as "a cloud" that was impairing his ability to act on behalf of the country. ...

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  • Relation between President Trump, Chancellor Merkel 'fairly unbelievable': White House
Relation between President Trump, Chancellor Merkel 'fairly unbelievable': White House

And as I have witnessed over the past few days, Europe must take its fate into its own hands. "But we need to know that we have to fight for our own future and destiny as Europeans", Merkel said . French President Emmanuel Macron said his prolonged televised handshake with Trump during the trip was a deliberate effort at one-upsmanship. It is ...

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  • Who's who, what's at stake in Britain's unexpected election
Who's who, what's at stake in Britain's unexpected election

She went into the election untested on a national campaign, but with a reputation for quiet competence. May has seen her once-commanding lead over the Labour Party and its veteran hard-left leader Jeremy Corbyn narrow sharply since she surprised nearly everyone by calling a snap election in April.

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  • Police arrest 3 more suspects in London terror probe
Police arrest 3 more suspects in London terror probe

A string of opinion polls over the past couple of weeks have pointed to a narrowing in the gap between her Conservative Party and the main opposition Labour Party. Police were searching an address in Ilford , also in the east of the city, on Tuesday morning. On Wednesday, officers from Met Police's Counter Terrorism Command, with the help of t...

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  • 'I expect loyalty,' Trump told Comey, according to written testimony
'I expect loyalty,' Trump told Comey, according to written testimony

Former FBI Director James Comey will tell Congress on Thursday that President Donald Trump pressed him repeatedly to halt a probe into his ex-national security adviser's ties with Russian Federation and to declare publicly that Trump himself was not under investigation.

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  • Appeals court upholds block of Trump's revised travel ban
Appeals court upholds block of Trump's revised travel ban

A similar ruling against Trump's policy from a Hawaii-based federal judge is still in place and will be reviewed by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The chief judge wrote that the order "speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination".

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  • Comey confirms Trump told him to let Flynn probe go
Comey confirms Trump told him to let Flynn probe go

He says Trump asked him if he wanted to keep his job. Asian shares wobbled in early Thursday trade as investors braced for any surprises from former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's congressional appearance, the European Central Bank's policy meeting and the United Kingdom general elections.

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  • UK Election Arrives After May Sees Lead Over Corbyn Shrink
UK Election Arrives After May Sees Lead Over Corbyn Shrink

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, centre, gestures at a rally while on the general election campaign trail, in Birmingham, England, Wednesday June 7, 2017 . May's tightly controlled campaign style, which saw her speaking largely to hand-picked groups of supporters, began to grate. Corbyn has also emerged as a more effective campaigner than peo...

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  • Donald Trump's blocking of Twitter users violates US Constitution: Rights institute
Donald Trump's blocking of Twitter users violates US Constitution: Rights institute

They're far from the only people who have provoked the same reaction - others can be found in the #BlockedByTrump hashtag. Twitter users are unable to see or respond to tweets from accounts that block them. Supreme Court's public forum and government speech doctrines are "lacking in coherence - to put it mildly". "While [the letter] relates...

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  • Authorities probe video of cops allegedly kicking bystander
Authorities probe video of cops allegedly kicking bystander

He tweeted: "This is unacceptable". Police officers fired multiple shots at Pinkston, according to the prosecutor's office. The Hudson County Prosecutor's officer has opened an investigation into the incident. "We'll pursue termination + criminal charges as appropriate". The bystander's family told NBC4 that the man suffered severe burns and ...

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  • Tehran terrorist attacks' death toll reaches 16
Tehran terrorist attacks' death toll reaches 16

Iran's Revolutionary Guards have blamed Saudi Arabia for the first terrorist attack claimed by Islamic State in which 12 people were killed and dozens more injured. "Let there be no doubt that we will take revenge for today's attacks in Tehran , on terrorists, their affiliates and their supporters", he said, Mehr news agency reported.

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  • Trump tweets could create ethics headaches for DOJ lawyers: Frankel
Trump tweets could create ethics headaches for DOJ lawyers: Frankel

In a series of posts on Twitter , Trump said his Department of Justice should have continued to seek approval for his original executive order on immigration instead of the "politically correct version" submitted to the Supreme Court. Neal Katyal, a former Obama Justice Department official and current lead attorney for Hawaii's challenge to th...

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  • Trump Calls For Arab Unity After Seeming To Back Split With Qatar
Trump Calls For Arab Unity After Seeming To Back Split With Qatar

Ali bin Smaikh al-Marri, chairman of Qatar's national human rights committee, said that the Saudi-led move went far beyond a simple diplomatic dispute and would break up families and disrupt young people's education. The impact of this sudden move was felt immediately as all these countries closed off their airspace to Qatar . The emir of ...

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  • DPRK test-fires multiple ground-to-ship missiles
DPRK test-fires multiple ground-to-ship missiles

The missiles each flew about 124 miles, a short range that does not warrant a statement from the U.S. Defense Department about tracking the launches, CNN reported . The North's ongoing series of missile experiments is casting a shadow on the liberal leader's vision for reconciliation with the communist neighbor.

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  • UAE president offers condolences to Iran after deadly attacks
UAE president offers condolences to Iran after deadly attacks

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday (June 7) expressed sympathy for the victims of a terror attack in Iran that killed 13 people, but issued a barbed warning that the country was reaping what it sowed. On the streets of the capital Thursday, Iranians said they remained suspicious that Saudi Arabia had a hand in the attack. Iranian security off...

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  • Cyclone flattens Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh
Cyclone flattens Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

Besides, 20,000 houses were damaged during the cyclone, said the DC adding that they could not yet assess the total losses in damages caused by the cyclone. Television footage showed that many island residents who were moved to safety in cyclone shelter centers started returning home after the wind speed receded.

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  • James Comey begins testimony before Senate panel in 1st remarks since firing
James Comey begins testimony before Senate panel in 1st remarks since firing

On May 9, Trump fired Comey from his position as Federal Bureau of Investigation director after receiving letters recommending he do so from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . He is a good guy", Comey quoted Trump as telling him on February 14 as they sat alone together in the Oval Office, in prepared...

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  • Ex-President, Jonathan reacts to Ultimatum given to Igbos by Northern youths
Ex-President, Jonathan reacts to Ultimatum given to Igbos by Northern youths

He, however, called on security agencies to ensure the protection of Northerners in the South and the Southerners in the North, and pleaded with Northern youths to give peace a chance. The position by the northern group has, however, been receiving condemnation from groups and individuals across the country with some calling for the arrest of the l...

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  • Trump feels 'totally vindicated' by Comey testimony: Attorney
Trump feels 'totally vindicated' by Comey testimony: Attorney

The statement was made through Marc E. Kasowitz, the president's private legal counsel on the Russian Federation investigations. The statement appears to refer to allegations in the media that Trump had embellished the truth in his statement after firing Comey in May .

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  • Brazil President Faces Corruption Interrogation amid Electoral Trial that Could Oust Him
Brazil President Faces Corruption Interrogation amid Electoral Trial that Could Oust Him

Temer, who was the running mate of leftist President Dilma Rousseff and replaced her when she was impeached previous year, has said his campaign accounts received no illegal money. However, voting was expected to begin in Wednesday's session, judge by judge, starting with the lead justice Herman Benjamin. He also said that Odebrecht's role in the...

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  • Iran calls Trump's reaction to ISIS attacks 'repugnant'
Iran calls Trump's reaction to ISIS attacks 'repugnant'

At least 12 bystanders were injured after a suicide bomber denotated his vest and other attackers opened fire at the shrine of the revered late leader Wednesday morning. The US president has long accused Iran of backing terrorism and has threatened to tear up a 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers. Daesh claimed responsibility ...

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  • French leader Emmanuel Macron urges Gulf heads to defuse crisis
French leader Emmanuel Macron urges Gulf heads to defuse crisis

The Indian embassy said that it is monitoring the situation closely and is in touch with the Qatari authorities to ensure the safety and security of Indian nationals in Qatar. As the leading power in the Middle East, the USA relies on a web of basing access that enables its power projection. Traders on global markets anxious that Riyadh's allies ...

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  • Trump heads to Ohio to talk infrastructure
Trump heads to Ohio to talk infrastructure

During his remarks, which lasted about half an hour, Trump framed his plan as a way to make good on his pledge to put " America first", saying expensive USA entanglements overseas have distracted the country from its goals of spurring job growth.

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  • How Qatar's contradictions fueled turmoil, hurt ties to Arab nations
How Qatar's contradictions fueled turmoil, hurt ties to Arab nations

The comments attributed to Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on incendiary issues such as Israel, Iran and Palestinian Islamist group Hamas were one of the reasons cited by Saudi Arabia and its allies on Monday for imposing a diplomatic and economic blockade on Qatar.

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