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Author: 0 Iran says it has killed mastermind of twin attacks

While ISIS claimed responsibility , Iranian officials have also suggested Saudi Arabia may have played a role - and Iran's foreign minister called the official US response "repugnant", after President Trump ended his expression of condolences for the victims with the message that "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote".

Author: 0 Afghan President Ghani gives Taliban ultimatum

The recent mayhem in Kabul , claiming more than 90 lives and maiming double of that, has been attributed to the Haqqani Network. "Taliban sponsored terrorism is creating a platform that is bringing terrorists and criminals from all over the region to Afghanistan", Ghani said, according to his prepared remarks .

Global Media Trump sets deadline for White House staff shake-up
Author: 0 Trump sets deadline for White House staff shake-up

Press secretary Sean Spicer said Conway disputed the account , claiming she is close to Short. Well, it looks like none other than his former campaign manager and current adviser Kellyanne Conway might be a White House leaker herself, according to POLITICO Playbook.

Author: 0 Sessions' plans to testify surprised Senate intelligence panel members

A number of members are concerned Sessions may be attempting to avoid testifying in public by scrapping his previously scheduled Senate and House Appropriations appearances this week, where he was expected to be grilled on issues related to the federal investigation into Russia's efforts to influence the U.S.

Author: 0 Israel approves largest West Bank settlements in 25 years

The government of Israel stopped building official settlements in 1992, according to Israeli monitoring group Peace Now. Settlement units pass through a list of planning stages before final approval. She reiterated support for a negotiated two-state solution in the region saying it is the only way to fulfill the legitimate aspirations of both parties and achieve just and lasting peace.

Global Media Ukraine marks 1st day of visa-free Schengen zone travel
Author: 0 Ukraine marks 1st day of visa-free Schengen zone travel

Later on Sunday, Poroshenko met with Slovak counterpart Andrej Kiska on the Slovak-Ukrainian border, unlocking a mock "door to the EU" painted like a Ukrainian passport. Volodymyr Lakomov said, "The visa-free regime for Ukraine has started, glory to Europe, glory to Ukraine", adding Poroshenko wrote on Twitter after hundreds of Ukrainians crossed the European Union border.

Author: 0 Puerto Rico votes overwhelmingly for statehood

It was the lowest level of participation in any election in Puerto Rico since 1967, noted Carlos Vargas Ramos, an associate with the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College in NY. The question of status is "fundamental" to breaking free from economic turmoil, said Christian Sobrino, chief economic advisor to the government. Lopez Rivera said last week he would not accept the title of "National Freedom Hero" and would instead join the parade as a regular citizen, in part because the ...

Author: 0 Damian Green Appointed First Secretary of State, Minister for UK Cabinet Office

The result means the Conservative Party will likely form an unofficial alliance with the Democratic Unionist Party to make up a majority. The Prime Minister had already announced that her five most senior ministers - including Chancellor Philip Hammond and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson - were carrying on in their current positions.

Global Media UK Prime Minister Theresa May says she'll stick to Brexit timetable
Author: 0 UK Prime Minister Theresa May says she'll stick to Brexit timetable

British newspapers summed it up in a word: Mayhem. Their core, central message was strong and stable leadership. In an attack on Mrs May he said: "The Prime Minister called the election because she wanted a mandate". But it would require the political agreement of all 27 other European Union member states and they would demand a high price. But Friday, supporters of the country's leading Conservative Party were coming to terms with a parliamentary minority.

Global Media Qatar Airways profits hit $540 million before Gulf crisis
Author: 0 Qatar Airways profits hit $540 million before Gulf crisis

An Egyptian by birth, Yusuf al-Qaradawi has been banned from visiting the US, UK and France due to his reputation as a violence-inciting Islamist, research reveals. The Kremlin hopes the Qatar affair will not intervene with the struggle against worldwide terrorism. Qatar is not ready to change its foreign policy to resolve a dispute with fellow Gulf Arab states and will never compromise, Qatar's foreign minister said on Thursday.

Author: 0 'Dead woman walking': UK's Theresa May clings to power

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny tweeted Sunday that he had spoken with May "and indicated my concern that nothing should happen to put (the Good Friday Agreement) at risk". This is more than the total of Labour, Lib Dems, SNP, Plaid Cymru and Green Party. It is due to present its platform for the next session in the Queen's Speech at the State Opening of Parliament on June 19.

Author: 0 Merkel assumes United Kingdom will stick to original Brexit plans

The Liberal Democrats won 12 seats in the election. Labour had won 261 seats. A Downing Street spokeswoman said: "The Prime Minister has tonight spoken with the DUP to discuss finalising a confidence and supply deal when Parliament returns next week".

Global Media US spy planes help Philippine troops quell siege
Author: 0 US spy planes help Philippine troops quell siege

Some civilians have been held as human shields, while others were hiding in their homes with no access to running water, electricity or food. Meanwhile, at least 100 people have been killed in recent clashes, including civilians and Maute militants.

Global Media North Korea 'poses a threat to us all': Mattis
Author: 0 North Korea 'poses a threat to us all': Mattis

In opening remarks, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull expressed disappointment over Trump's recent withdrawals from both the Paris Climate Accord and the Trans Pacific Partnership - a multilateral trade deal that was supposed to bind the USA economically with 12 other Asian nations.

Global Media Pakistan hands Death Sentence to first Facebook Blasphemer
Author: 0 Pakistan hands Death Sentence to first Facebook Blasphemer

According to details, the counter-terrorism department in Multan registered a case against Taimoor Raza on charges of blasphemy. Pakistan is a predominantly Sunni Muslim country and the rivalry between Shiite and Sunni Muslims dates back to the seventh century when they had a falling out over who should be the heir to Islam's prophet Mohammed.

Author: 0 Walters' late goal salvages draw for Ireland against Austria

The Irish fell behind to a 31st minute Martin Hinteregger goal before Walters grabbed an 85th minute equaliser that keeps O'Neill's men well in the hunt for a place at next summer's World Cup finals in Russian Federation. They'd have to take nearly 400 goals off him. Alaba dismissed the claims and believes that the squad who traveled to Dublin were united as they took a point from Ireland .

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