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Author: 0 ISIS claims deadly attacks on Iran parliament, shrine

Efe quoted the Iranian Students News Agency ( ISNA ) as saying that one of the assailants was arrested while the other three remained holed up inside. "Some coward terrorists infiltrated one of the buildings of parliament". The parliament, the Islamic Consultative Assembly or Majlis, is Iran's principal legislative body.

Author: 0 New leader of Fine Gael captures the attention of global media outlets

During the campaign, Varadkar's political opponents claimed he would pull Ireland too much to the right. Varadkar is now the minister for social protection and has earned a reputation as a candid politician. "Every proud parent in Ireland today can dream big dreams for their children", Varadkar added. Fine Gael has already received a bounce, regaining its standing as the most popular party in most opinion polls and Varadkar has pledged to hit the ground running with promises of increased ...

World Media Strikes aimed at militants kill 11 Philippine soldiers
Author: 0 Strikes aimed at militants kill 11 Philippine soldiers

In a press briefing in Malacañang on Friday (June 2), Armed Forces spokesman Brig. The battle for Marawi , a city on Mindanao Island, began nearly two weeks ago and prompted Duterte to declare martial law in the southern region. Eduardo Año. He said this was one of the problems that make it hard for his government troops to defeat the terrorists. "They are still fighting and are still using high-powered firearms".

Author: 0 Donald Trump to nominate Christopher Wray as Federal Bureau of Investigation chief

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he had selected the former federal prosecutor Christopher Wray, a partner at the Washington law firm King & Spalding, to be his new FBI director. Wray had an initial interview with the Justice Department on May 24 and met with Trump on May 30, the official said. Senate Republicans and some Democrats praised the nomination.

Author: 0 Comey Confirms President Trump Is Not Under FBI Investigation

Comey said he then made a decision to assure Trump that he was not being investigated personally after discussing with the president-elect the unverified and discredited dossier alleging that Russians had compromising information on Trump.

World Media Hawaii enacts law to align goals with Paris climate accord
Author: 0 Hawaii enacts law to align goals with Paris climate accord

Failure to step up action against global warming would be "disastrous", California Governor Jerry Brown warned on Tuesday as he seeks to fill the USA leadership vacuum on climate change . "We should not be fixated on Trump; the momentum to build a low-emission economy and shift away from fossil fuels must not stop". NY and California are the only states in the country's top 10 list of carbon emitters to sign pledges.

Author: 0 United Kingdom police names two London attackers, says one previously known to them

The attack launched by three men in the London Bridge area on Saturday night is shaping the final days of an election campaign, focusing attention on Prime Minister Theresa May's role in reducing the ranks of police officers. The BBC reported that police arrested a man who "was handcuffed and had his shirt off" after the van traveled from central London toward the south end of the River Thames.

Author: 0 Iran Revolutionary Guards Blames Saudi, Pledges Revenge for Tehran Attacks

At least 12 people were killed and dozens more injured during two coordinated attacks targeting major landmarks in the Iranian capital of Tehran , according to state media . IS said it had carried out the attack and later posted a video which showed what it claimed was footage from inside the parliament building. Two assailants entered the west wing of the sprawling mausoleum, which houses the tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini .

World Media London attack toll rises to eight
Author: 0 London attack toll rises to eight

Butt had been investigated in 2015, was known by neighbors to be an extremist and was featured previous year in a documentary on Britain's Channel 4 called "The Jihadis Next Door". They tipped off the authorities in Britain and Morocco about him, but for reasons that are still unclear he was not on the radar of British police and intelligence services before Saturday's attack.

Author: 0 Philippine forces make gains in southern city under siege

Sixty-one militants, 20 members of the security forces and 19 civilians have been killed since Tuesday, when Maute rebels went on the rampage after a botched military operation to arrest Isnilon Hapilon, who the government believes is a point man for Islamic State in the Philippines.

Author: 0 Canada to increase military spending 70 percent in 10 years

The Liberal government made the announcement a day after Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said Canada would have to play a larger global role as the administration of U.S. Justin Trudeau's government plans to ramp up defense spending by more than C$10 billion ($7.4 billion) annually within a few years as the nation braces for a more isolationist U.S.

Author: 0 Trump throws ties with key ally Qatar into crisis

Gargash also said further moves against Qatar were possible and warned against allowing Shi'ite Muslim power Iran to exploit the unprecedented rift between the mainly Sunni Muslim Gulf Arab states, some of which regard Tehran as a regional arch-rival.

Author: 0 Saudi Arabia revokes Qatar Airways' operating licences

Saudi Arabia aviation authorities on Tuesday ordered the closure of Qatar Airways offices and revoked its licenses, just a day after the government severed diplomatic ties with the tiny gas-rich emirate it accuses of supporting terrorism and Iran.

Author: 0 'We all feel the pain' - Londoners gather to mourn attack victims

Dozens were injured, 18 of them critically, in the attack that started on the London Bridge, when three attackers swerved the vehicle into pedestrians then, armed with knives, rampaged through Borough Market, slashing and stabbing anyone they could find.

World Media Two days from election, May's record on security in focus after attack
Author: 0 Two days from election, May's record on security in focus after attack

Butt - who also used the name Abdul Zaitun - is believed to have associated with the outlawed radical Islamist group al-Muhajiroun, co-founded by notorious hate preacher Anjem Choudary . He was a keen supporter of Arsenal football club and had featured in the Channel 4 documentary , The Jihadis Next Door . Ten others, from the east London neighborhood of Barking, where Butt and Redouane had lived, are in custody.

Author: 0 Pro-Assad alliance threatens to hit US positions in Syria

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said in a news conference late Tuesday, however, that Iraqi government military forces were trying to secure the border with Syria but had no plans to enter its western neighbor. The fact that the retaliatory actions have not been carried out yet was explained by the allied forces as their self-control, but they added that the response will take place if the coalition crosses "red lines".

World Media U.S. 'on the wrong side of history' on climate: French UN envoy
Author: 0 U.S. 'on the wrong side of history' on climate: French UN envoy

Following President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the USA from the Paris Climate Agreement , China and the European Union (EU) have pivoted to working with state leaders to curb carbon emissions. "This is something we need to take action on, not because it will save money but because it is the morally right thing to do", said Rep. Chris Lee.

World Media China can't 'buy its way out' of global problems
Author: 0 China can't 'buy its way out' of global problems

China urged the USA to stop selling arms to Taiwan and terminate any official exchanges so as to guarantee the development of bilateral relations. "The Chinese side has noted their irresponsible remarks and hereby expresses strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition".

Author: 0 Putin: Russia ready to support Iran in fighting terror

In a rare and stunning move, ISIS released video from inside the parliament building while the attack was under way. A security guard was killed when gunmen burst into Tehran's parliament complex, while a gardener was killed when armed assailants entered the grounds of Khomeini's mausoleum in the south of the city, the ISNA news agency reported .

Author: 0 Police identify Manila casino killer

Employees of Resorts World Manila complex return to work on Saturday, June 3, 2017, a day after a gunman stormed the crowded Manila casino in Pasay city, southeast of Manila , Philippines . A female guard at Resorts World Manila ran after him, to ask what he was doing there. Albayalde said the "high-roller" Carlos had worked in the Department of Finance but had been sacked because he had lied on official forms about unexplained assets and properties.

Author: 0 UAE ruling family member: Qatar now questioning its leaders

Saudi Arabia also accuses Qatar of backing Shia militants in Bahrain , having links with the Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda affiliate, as well as the Muslim Brotherhood and alleges it "promotes the message and schemes of these groups through their media constantly".

World Media Backed Syrian force launches battle to capture Raqqa
Author: 0 Backed Syrian force launches battle to capture Raqqa

Backed by intense United States airstrikes and accompanied by beefed-up contingents of U.S. special operations troops, an armed force dominated by the YPG (People's Protection Force) Kurdish militia crossed into the eastern sector of the Syrian city of Raqqa Tuesday.

Author: 0 Twitter users, blocked by President Trump, cry censorship

They cited the case of Holly O'Reilly, who tweets under the handle @aynrandpaulryan , who was blocked on May 28 after she posted a GIF captioned, " This is pretty much how the whole world sees you ". The new POLITICO/Morning Consult survey found that almost seven in 10 voters believe the president uses the social media platform too much and about 60 percent think his Twitter usage is a bad thing.

World Media Cleveland policeman who fatally shot Tamir Rice is fired
Author: 0 Cleveland policeman who fatally shot Tamir Rice is fired

Garmback suspension was for the violation of a tactical rule related to how he approached the area where Rice was shot. "Patrol Officer Timothy Loehmann was found guilty of providing false information on his application for patrol officer, personal history statement ", the police said in a disciplinary letter.

Author: 0 German music festival resumes after Friday evacuation amid terror threat

After intensive searches and sweeps of the complete festival site by the police the suspicion of a potential terrorist threat has not been confirmed. Organisers wrote on social media: " Rock am Ring 2017 will go on!" "One person who is not of German origin and is known to the police as having links to the Islamist terror network had access to" backstage areas, police spokesman Wolfgang Fromm said.

Author: 0 London attack: Police know identities of killers

This is what we know about the attackers. On March 22, five people were killed in London after Khalid Masood rammed his auto into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before fatally stabbing a policeman outside Parliament. He said: "I looked on Twitter and saw one of the terrorists who had been shot by police and he looked 90 per cent like my neighbour - he was even wearing the same Arsenal shirt that I had seen him in at 5 pm that evening".

Author: 0 Senators to ask about Trump pushback on Russia investigation

After the president told Comey he needed loyalty, Comey said the two looked at each other in silence. During the first meeting between the two men, on January 6 at Trump Tower in New York City, Comey informed Trump that he was not under investigation, and the president-elect later urged the FBI chief to go public with that information.

World Media Putin: 'I'm Not a Woman, So I Don't Have Bad Days'
Author: 0 Putin: 'I'm Not a Woman, So I Don't Have Bad Days'

Oppenheim continued, saying "but so long as we're offering each other professional feedback, please let him know I don't think he's made a decent movie since the early '90s". During the meeting, Putin, 64, flexed his muscles and played ice hockey. And yet, when asked if he'd take a shower with a gay man on a submarine, he remained cautious.

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