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Author: 0 Backed fighters thrust into Raqqa

Raqqa is now surrounded from the east, north and west, and opposition activists have reported intense shelling and airstrikes on the city since Monday night, which killed at least 12 people. The International Coalition for Operation Inherent Resolve announced: "The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and their Syrian Arab Coalition partners launched the offensive to unseat ISIS [Daesh in Arabic] from its so-called "capital' Raqqa in northern Syria".

Author: 0 President Trump's tweets are official statements, White House

The Atlantic's Donald Trump Tweet Tracker analyses significant Trump tweets , noting political and historical context as well as Trump's grudges and past actions. Direct public comment about Comey's blunt testimony was left to Trump's outside personal counsel and the president's namesake son, who was active on Twitter during the Comey testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Author: 0 Kane silences Scotland's celebration with late leveller

The result kept England top of UEFA qualifying Group F, while Scotland remain fourth. Scotland appeared to have secured a first victory over its fierce rival since 1999, but the Premier League leading scorer for the last two seasons came to his country's rescue.

World Media DUP backs deal to support Tory government
Author: 0 DUP backs deal to support Tory government

The outcome leaves May on Saturday battling to unite different factions in her party and reliant on the 10 seats of socially-conservative Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party parliamentarians just nine days before the United Kingdom begins negotiating its departure from the EU.

Author: 0 Theresa May says she'll remain PM despite calls to go

Instead, voters stripped the Conservatives of their parliamentary majority. MARTIN: We're seeing that there are calls for Theresa May to resign. The move came after it was made clear that Mrs May has no intention of standing down as Conservative leader, despite calls from among her own MPs for her to consider her position.

World Media Stress test: High-wire Cavaliers still alive in NBA Finals
Author: 0 Stress test: High-wire Cavaliers still alive in NBA Finals

They had a lead of 19 points at times, it was remarkable. It's an encouraging one for the Cavaliers , trying to be the first team to rally from 3-0 down to win a playoff series. Like really, what the hell? Someone doesn't develop into this type of player if they don't also possess an vast amount of self-confidence, a quality Green has in abundance.

Author: 0 Senate Republicans headed for vote on health care reform

That's why members like Sen. Trump is pushing Congress to act on his legislative priorities, including health care and tax reform . Cassidy said leaders are proposing a pool of money around $15 billion per year for the first couple years to ensure people purchasing insurance outside of an employer system can access insurance.

Author: 0 Saudi and Bahrain welcome Trump's scolding of Qatar

Speaking from the State Department yesterday, Secretary Rex Tillerson said the blockade of Arab states against Qatar has had led to food shortages and the forced separation of families, and it also is "hindering USA military action in the region, and the campaign against ISIS".

Author: 0 This is how Britain's election result impacts Indian foreign affairs

Downing Street announced that the controversial DUP had agreed, in principle, to a "confidence and supply" arrangement to back the Tories in Parliament. May had been expected to move senior figures in her Cabinet if she had won an increased majority. Several hundred people - many Labour voters - protested in central London against the potential alliance, with one organiser leading chants of "racist, sexist, anti-gay, the DUP has got to go ".

World Media Police ID 2 attackers in deadly London terrorist strike
Author: 0 Police ID 2 attackers in deadly London terrorist strike

Police said Tuesday he lived in east London and that his family has been notified, adding that he was not considered to be a "subject of interest" to either police or the intelligence services. Ms Dick said it was "certainly a possibility" that the attacks were triggering the next one. London's police chief has said the attackers have been identified, but the names haven't been released.

World Media UAE shuts airspace to Qatari flights as crisis deepens
Author: 0 UAE shuts airspace to Qatari flights as crisis deepens

Saudi Arabia has closed Qatar's only land border, leading to runs on the grocery stores in the country . Tillerson told reporters at the State Department that the crisis, which has cut transportation links and trade, had begun to hurt ordinary people in Qatar, impaired business dealings and harmed the US battle against the Islamic State militant group.

Author: 0 Intercede Group plc (IGP) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by FinnCap

Wood initiated the stock with "Market Perform" rating in Monday, April 25 report. Envestnet Asset Management Incorporated holds 0% or 8,005 shares in its portfolio. AstraZeneca plc presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of GBX 5,041.80 ($65.15). Anglo American PLC has GBX 2050 highest and GBX 152 lowest target.

World Media Iran arrests 8 suspected of supporting Tehran attacks
Author: 0 Iran arrests 8 suspected of supporting Tehran attacks

In one of the major terror attacks in Iran , suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini's mausoleum in Tehran on Wednesday, which killed at least 13 people. They had returned to Iran in August 2016 for a terrorist operation under the command of Abu Aysheh, a ranking commander of Daesh, with the goal of carrying out attacks in Iran's religious cities and fled Iran after their cell was disbanded at the time and their ringleader was killed, the ...

World Media Two of the London Bridge/Borough Market attackers from Barking - Third man named
Author: 0 Two of the London Bridge/Borough Market attackers from Barking - Third man named

Asked if the Metropolitan Police needed more resources, Dick said: "We will want more resources to help us and I am sure the same will be being said in the intelligence agencies". "I went to get the first-aid kit and I started speaking to his friends and to try and calm them down", he said. The video emerged as families of the London Bridge attackers expressed disgust over the massacre and distanced themselves from the extremists, saying the atrocity left them shocked.

Author: 0 Conservative chief whip Gavin Williamson is in Belfast for talks with DUP

Speaking on Friday, the prime minister said her party had a "strong relationship" with the DUP and that she meant to form a government which could "provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this critical time for our country". So who are they? Speaking after visiting Buckingham Palace on Friday, she said only her party had the "legitimacy" to govern, despite falling eight seats short of a majority, the BBC reported.

Author: 0 Police increase patrols in Tehran after Iran attacks

Alavi said that in the last month the intelligence ministry had identified and crushed "a terrorist team" nearly every day but had not publicized it to avoiding spreading fear among the public. "Last year, they returned to Iran.to carry out terrorist attacks in the holy cities of Iran". Iranian forces are backing embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad while the Shiite power also is supporting militias fighting against the extremists in Iraq .

Author: 0 Iran arrests 7 suspects for supporting Tehran attacks

Saudi Arabia has denied responsibility for the attacks. "Such acts will have no other result than to reinforce hatred for the USA government and its agents in the region, like the Saudi [government]", Khamenei wrote in a message of condolence to the families of the dead.

Author: 0 Angela Merkel demands quick Brexit negotiations after United Kingdom election

The prospect of a hung Parliament would throw serious doubt over Brexit negotiations, due to begin in earnest in just 10 days. Angela Merkel has said she sees no obstacles in the way of beginning Brexit talks as scheduled after Theresa May failed to win a majority in Thursday's United Kingdom election.

Author: 0 France's Macron faces test in parliamentary elections

The final opinion polls gave her party a 17 percent share of the vote. French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and Denmark's Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen attend a joint statement at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, June 7, 2017. Pollsters predict Macron's movement to secure between 350 and 400 out of 577 seats up for grabs. Half are women, and many are newcomers in politics.

Author: 0 UK prime minister's top aides resign after election fiasco

Her Conservatives struck an outline deal with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) for support on key legislation, a humiliating outcome for them after an election meant to make them a dominant force. The DUP, whose 10 seats would allow the government to get measures through Parliament, is a socially conservative pro-British Protestant group that opposes abortion and same-sex marriage and includes both environmentalists and climate-change deniers among its senior ranks.

Author: 0 More than 40000 children at risk in Syria's Raqqa

Sources say that the Syrian government forces circled around US backed Syrian rebels caught up in its offensive against #Raqqa and reached the Iraqi border earlier on Friday. "Russia has been very helpful [in resolving these latest tensions] and I think that the calm we see today is largely due to their efforts", spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said on Friday.

Author: 0 Russian Federation plays elder statesman, calls for talks to end Gulf crisis

Qatar faces isolation by fellow Arab countries after Saudi Arabia , Bahrain , United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), and Egypt severed ties with Doha on June 5, accusing it of supporting Islamist militants and their adversary Iran. Trump, in contrast, was much more explicit in condemnation. Qatar has called the accusations baseless and have described the measures as a "siege" harmful to ordinary people there.

Author: 0 Trump asks Qatar to stop funding terrorism

While acknowledging that Qatar had "made progress in halting financial support and expelling terrorists" from within its border, Tillerson noted that the small but wealthy country has supported a wide variety of political groups, from activist to violent ones, and he urged Qatari leaders to increase their efforts.

Author: 0 Trump punches back, accuses Comey of lying to Congress

The president and Iohannis first spoke of cooperation between the two countries in fighting terrorism, but the conference quickly turned to the Russian Federation investigation when Trump opened the gathering for questions. A senior White House official later had said the USA does in fact support Article 5 simply by agreeing to the terms of the charter. The House intelligence committee sent a letter Friday asking White House counsel Don McGahn whether any tape recordings or memos of ...

World Media May to form 'government of certainty' with DUP backing
Author: 0 May to form 'government of certainty' with DUP backing

A " confidence and supply " deal is not a full coalition , but an agreement which sees the smaller party support the larger one in key votes such as on the Budget. May is preparing to name the rest of her cabinet after revealing Friday that her five most senior ministers would stay in their posts. Speaking after visiting Buckingham Palace, she said only her party had the "legitimacy" to govern, despite falling eight seats short of a majority.

World Media Qatar, accused of supporting terrorism, hires ex-US attorney general
Author: 0 Qatar, accused of supporting terrorism, hires ex-US attorney general

Saudi Arabia and Bahrain welcomed on Saturday U.S. President Donald Trump's demand for Qatar to stop supporting terrorism, but did not respond to a U.S. "Nations came together and spoke to me about confronting Qatar over its behaviors", he said. "Our president has stressed the need to resolve this upsetting issue before the end of Ramadan, as it is against our religion, beliefs, and traditions, especially during the month of Ramadan", Mr Cavusoglu said.

World Media Election dents Scottish nationalists' hopes for independence
Author: 0 Election dents Scottish nationalists' hopes for independence

Davidson said: " SNP MPs who last night lost their seats have paid the price for what was a massive political miscalculation on Nicola Sturgeon's part". Just two years after her party's landslide victory, Ms Sturgeon said she was "disappointed" at SNP losses but described the result as "a disaster" for Mrs May.

Author: 0 Trump Looms Over Georgia Race, Even As Candidates Rarely Speak His Name

The debate will be hosted by Channel 2 Action News anchor Justin Farmer and will include as panelists WSB Radio's Condace Pressley, Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Greg Bluestein and WSB-TV political reporter Richard Elliot. Handel countered with four dates last week. "I grew up in this community and have seen our economy grow over the past 30 years, but I believe our potential is unlimited", Ossoff said.

Author: 0 Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after United Kingdom vote

Brussels had set June 19 as the start date for talks, but a series of key figures said that was now in doubt after Prime Minister Theresa May's gamble to increase her majority failed. Instead the election outcome is likely to add confusion to Britain's Brexit stance. The Czech prime minister said Friday that Britain should not be granted any extension on the two-year deadline for the Brexit talks.

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