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Author: 0 French Open 2017: Top seed Kerber crashes out in opening round

PARIS — A French Open already missing Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova is now without No. 1-ranked Angelique Kerber , too, lending even more of a feeling that the womens championship is anyones to win. There were a few signs of Kvitova's long absence - this was her first match since November 12 - but the good far outweighed the bad and she struck her signature forehand with familiar clout.

Author: 0 British Prime Minister Vows to Carry on Despite Election Losses

At the time, she had a 20-point lead in the polls. Mr Corbyn said , 'There isn't a parliamentary majority for anybody at the present time, the party that has lost in this election is the Conservative Party, the arguments the Conservative Party put forward in this election have lost.

Author: 0 Chad recalls ambassador from Qatar amid Gulf Arab row

The list and response adds to the diplomatic and political tensions in the Gulf which have heightened since Saudi Arabia and its allies severed ties with Qatar over its alleged support for extremism. Doha is a longstanding supporter of groups aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood , an Islamist movement now banned in Egypt , Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations.

Author: 0 Trump calls ex-FBI director Comey a 'leaker' after testimony

Earlier, Trump fired back at Comey, accusing him of leaking information. "I asked him to, because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel". When asked if he would testify under oath with special counsel Robert Mueller , Trump confirmed he would. Congressional investigators from the House and Senate are also conducting their own probes.

World Media France confirms second French death in London attack
Author: 0 France confirms second French death in London attack

He also used the name Rachid Elkhdar with a different date of birth. Twelve other men arrested in the early stages of the investigation have all been released without charge. He lived in a ground floor flat in Barking, east London , and neighbours described the father-of-two as a keen gym-goer. May was Home Secretary prior to becoming prime minister past year.

World Media UK Election Jolts Europe as Brexit Timing Becomes Less Certain
Author: 0 UK Election Jolts Europe as Brexit Timing Becomes Less Certain

Voters dealt Prime Minister Theresa May a devastating blow in a snap election she had called to strengthen her hand in Brexit talks, wiping out her parliamentary majority and throwing the country into political turmoil. "We want to negotiate quickly, we want to stick to the time plan, and so at this point I don't think there is anything to suggest these negotiations can not start as was agreed".

Author: 0 Qatar in talks with Iran to secure food and water supplies

Federal Bureau of Investigation experts visited Qatar in late May to analyse an alleged cyber breach that saw the hackers place the fake story with Qatar's state news agency, the U.S. His supporters believe the Qatar spat vindicates their anti-Islamist stance, as Haftar has gained ground and the United Nations -backed Tripoli government that he has rejected has been floundering.

World Media Artemis Racing reaches America's Cup challenger finals
Author: 0 Artemis Racing reaches America's Cup challenger finals

Land Rover BAR lost two America's Cup semifinal races to Emirates Team New Zealand on Monday when the British team was forced to retire after a part in their "wing" sail snapped. “I couldnt recall a situation where they have had as big an incident as they did, and it will have been hard for them to go out and race in similar conditions, ” Carr said.

World Media S. Korea leader warns North after latest missile launch
Author: 0 S. Korea leader warns North after latest missile launch

According to South Korea's military, North Korea fired several projectiles off its east coast on Thursday morning and they flew about 200 kilometers (125 miles) before splashing down between the Korean Peninsula and Japan. Analysts say the latest test appeared to be aimed at keeping up pressures on Moon to wrest concessions. Under third-generation leader Kim Jong Un, North Korea has been conducting missile tests at an unprecedented pace in an effort to develop an intercontinental ...

World Media Police Announce New Arrest Linked to London Bridge Attack
Author: 0 Police Announce New Arrest Linked to London Bridge Attack

But he also displayed a dark side - enough for the neighbors to call a police hotline to warn that he was an extremist. On Saturday morning, Butt, who Haydon said was believed to be the ringleader, tried to rent a 7.5 tonne truck but did not provided payment details.

Author: 0 Senegal recalls Qatar ambassador, backs Saudi in Gulf row

Qatar has vowed to ride out the isolation imposed on it by fellow Arab states and said it would not compromise its sovereignty over foreign policy to resolve the region's biggest diplomatic crisis in years. Egypt and Bahrain increases pressure on Qatar over allegations that it interferes in the affairs of its neighbours by supporting and financing Islamist groups.

World Media Turkish MPs approve troop deployment to Qatar base
Author: 0 Turkish MPs approve troop deployment to Qatar base

Erdogan signed off on the Turkish Parliament's approval late Thursday night, after earlier criticizing the Arab nations which had moved to isolate Qatar over its alleged support of terrorism, the presidential office said in a statement .

Author: 0 Iran leader Khamenei says ISIS twin attacks won't affect will of people

Iranian Police arrested on Friday two suspects linked to the terror attacks in Tehran claimed by the Islamic State terrorist group. The attack came as emboldened Sunni Arab states - backed by U.S. The country's powerful Revolutionary Guards vowed revenge and claimed the United States and Saudi Arabia were "involved". Senate Democrat Dianne Feinstein said it was "the wrong time" to pass fresh sanctions on Iran.

Author: 0 London Bridge terrorist Khuram Butt was fervent supporter of IS, relative says

The attack, the third in Britain in three months involving suspects who had been on the radar of British authorities, has raised questions over the government's ability to protect Britain following cuts to police numbers in recent years. The new developments emerge amid a heated public debate, ahead of Thursday's general election, on whether the British police are sufficiently resourced.

Author: 0 Trump Not Planning to Invoke Executive Privilege for Comey Testimony — NY Times

Though executive privilege has existed in practice for centuries, it wasn't formally recognized in the USA until 1974, when the Supreme Court addressed the issue in United States v. Kellyanne Conway said the United States leader will make a decision on whether to invoke a doctrine called executive privilege. The New York Times reported late Friday, citing unnamed administration officials, that Trump is unlikely to attempt to muzzle Comey.

World Media N. Korea showing 'great disrespect' to China
Author: 0 N. Korea showing 'great disrespect' to China

North Korea's ballistic missile test on Monday was its ninth this year, the South Korean military says, in an ongoing challenge to new leaders in both the United States and South Korea . The JCS said that the projectile appeared to be a variation of short-range Scud missile and it flew around 450 kilometers. "We always assume that, with a testing program, they get better with each test", U.S.

World Media Hawaii Passes Law Committing to Paris Climate Agreement
Author: 0 Hawaii Passes Law Committing to Paris Climate Agreement

As for what the Senate Bill 559 would do, it states that it would "ensure statewide support for Hawaii's green initiatives and to further the State's commitment to combat climate change". "It is imperative that the world know that in the USA, the actors that will provide the leadership necessary to meet our Paris commitment are found in city halls, state capitals, colleges and universities, investors and businesses", the open letter said.

World Media Who was London attacker Khuram Butt?
Author: 0 Who was London attacker Khuram Butt?

As details about the Pakistan-born jihadist emerged, questions were asked of why security services did nothing to stop the 27 year old, who was a known Islamist. Transport for London confirmed he worked for London Underground as a trainee customer services assistant for six months before leaving in October 2016.

Author: 0 Moscow and Tehran call for resolving Qatar crisis through dialogue

Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said Qatar had not yet been presented with a list of demands by countries that cut off diplomatic and transport ties, but insisted the matter be solved peacefully. A top Gulf official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told foreign media agencies a major concern was the influence of Sheikh Tamim´s father, Sheikh Hamad, who had allowed the Taliban to open an office in Doha and helped arm Syrian rebels before abdicating in 2013.

World Media UK police name third man behind London terror attack
Author: 0 UK police name third man behind London terror attack

Police had named the other two attackers as Khuram Butt, 27, a British national born in Pakistan, and Rachid Redouane, 30 , who had claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan. He is now in hospital in a serious condition, police chief Cressida Dick said, adding that he had been "utterly heroic". As the fallout from the atrocity continued, all eight people killed in the massacre were identified, while a further 10 victims remain critical.

Author: 0 London Bridge victim Kirsty Boden ran towards danger to help others

Australian staff nurse Kirsty Boden , 28, was killed as she ran to try to help the wounded in the attack on London Bridge , her family said in a statement . "Her parents can rightly be very proud of her". Boden's family issued a statement on Tuesday, which says she was attempting to help the injured when she was killed.

Author: 0 Boris Johnson makes quick exit after count as Theresa May leadership questioned

But in a statement, Downing Street revealed that Chancellor Philip Hammond , Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson , Defence Secretary Michael Fallon and Brexit Secretary David Davis will keep their roles. Ms May remained frontrunner to lead the next government after insisting she would not resign despite falling short of 326 seats and criticism of her election campaign.

Author: 0 Iran officials say 5 attackers fought for IS

But Trump suggested Iran shared in the blame , warning "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote". Iran, on the other hand, has pointed to Saudi Arabia's support for jihad throughout different times in history and its backing of hard-line Sunni rebels groups in Syria.

World Media 'Baba' of Naga insurgency dies at 76
Author: 0 'Baba' of Naga insurgency dies at 76

Khaplang was a Hemi Naga from Myanmar and based mostly in that country, where the outfit maintains several camps. His deputy in NSCN (K) - Khango Konyak will replace his as the new chairman, sources within NSCN (K) added. Khaplang's NDF and subsequently known as ENRC, which used to provide safe passage to Phizo's NNC men to China for training and weapons, however, soon merged with Phizo's Naga National Council (NNC), where he soon rose to become its vice-chairman in 1974.

World Media CCTV shows London terrorists being shot dead by police
Author: 0 CCTV shows London terrorists being shot dead by police

Butt had appeared in a documentary " The Jihadis Next Door " and was known to investigators but police said he was not believed to be plotting an attack. "We're going to have to think again about the next iteration of our police and security service model, which has constantly had to innovate over many decades".

Author: 0 In Defeat For Theresa May, Conservatives Lose Majority In UK Parliament

For the prime minister, the Thursday snap election - an election held before its originally scheduled date - was not what she had hoped it would be when she called the contest in April. European officials are anxious that the weaker position of the Conservatives make a breakdown in negotiations more likely. May's miscalculation may also cost her with her colleagues, who could press for a new leader.

World Media Saudi, allies issue Qatar-linked 'terrorism' list
Author: 0 Saudi, allies issue Qatar-linked 'terrorism' list

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday urged Gulf states to ease their blockade of Qatar, saying it has "humanitarian consequences" and hinders the United States' military efforts. Analysts say President Donald Trump's recent visit to Saudi Arabia, during which the leader condemned Iran as the world's most prolific state-sponsor of terrorism, fueled an increase in political capital for the hardline anti-Tehran factions in Riyadh.

Author: 0 DNC: Ivanka should cut ties with China company

We'll have to wait and see, he added, "to what extent business is trumping any kind of consideration of the diplomatic capital of the promoting human rights, labor rights and democracy". Until now, neither the Chinese factory nor Ivanka Trump's representatives rushed to offer details related to the disappearance of those men. While working undercover at the factory, investigators found evidence that workers were clocking 18-hour days and receiving a base salary that was below ...