• National Front leaders squabble as party faces election humiliation
National Front leaders squabble as party faces election humiliation

Italy's 10-year government bond yield slid 8 basis points to 2.01 percent, its lowest level since late January, while the gap over German peers tightened sharply to around 175 basis points - its narrowest since late May. "Republic on the Move" (LREM), the party of French President Macron, has scored an impressive win in the first round of the elect...

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  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions' testimony before Senate committee to be public
Attorney General Jeff Sessions' testimony before Senate committee to be public

Calls for public testimony by Sessions had increased after last week's appearance before that same panel by Comey, who said that he had not told Sessions about some of the conversations with President Trump had made Comey uneasy about possible White House interference in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

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  • Nawaz Sharif leaves for Saudi amid Qatar crisis
Nawaz Sharif leaves for Saudi amid Qatar crisis

He was hopeful that if honest efforts were made by Pakistan and other Muslim countries, they would help in resolving the diplomatic crisis engulfing the Middle East in a peaceful manner and without causing much damage to their economies. Pakistan shares "good" ties with all Gulf countries and has been asked by the country's parliament to stay neutr...

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  • Australian PM says melbourne seige'a terrorist attack'
Australian PM says melbourne seige'a terrorist attack'

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he would speak with state leaders Friday about changing state laws, so that unsafe criminals like Khayre were not released from prison on early parole. "They assessed him as being very low risk, they assessed him with actually having been de-radicalised", she told reporters. He had been charged with a terrorist ...

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  • More terrorists detained by Intelligence Ministry
More terrorists detained by Intelligence Ministry

The so-called Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the twin attacks on Wednesday that claimed 17 lives. Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps vowed revenge for the attack, which it says was supported by Saudi Arabia, and tied it to the visit of President Trump to Saudi Arabia in May.

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  • Puerto Rico Votes in Favor of US Statehood
Puerto Rico Votes in Favor of US Statehood

This was a democratic process and statehood got a historic 97 percent of the vote . The sovereignty/independence option received 7,779 votes, or 1.5 percent. That's largely because supporters of keeping Puerto Rico a commonwealth and those who back independence boycotted the vote. Bankruptcy and debt write-off would have reaching implication...

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  • Former FBI director Comey says White House spread 'lies' after his ouster
Former FBI director Comey says White House spread 'lies' after his ouster

According to Comey , Trump was acutely aware of the political toll of the investigation, complaining that the probe had left a "cloud" that was "impairing his ability to act on behalf of the country". When asked what she thought of Comey's testimony, in which he said Trump suggested he drop a probe into former National Security adviser Michael F...

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  • South Korea's Sunwoo wins Cliburn piano competition
South Korea's Sunwoo wins Cliburn piano competition

There was symbolic significance in the piece he chose to play: Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1. The silver medal entitles Broberg to a $25,000 cash prize, three years individualized career management and US concert tours, live recording and recording partnership with Universal Music Group and a promotional package that includes press kits, v...

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  • Electricity cut at Navalny's offices in Moscow
Electricity cut at Navalny's offices in Moscow

Dozens of protesters were held in the centre of St Petersburg, and more than 50 of Mr Navalny's supporters were arrested by riot police near Pushkin Square in Moscow . In statements to a local radio station, Moscow's police chief Vladimir Chernikov warned that officers would detain anyone caught breaching peace with placards and slogans.

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  • A second Australian has been confirmed dead following the London terror attacks
A second Australian has been confirmed dead following the London terror attacks

Two Australians were killed in the London Bridge terror attack , the nation's government has said. Guy's and St Thomas' hospital has confirmed that London attack victim Kirsty Boden was one of its nurses. Kirsty Boden , the South Australian woman confirmed to be dead after the London attacks. In an update on the Kiwis in London Fac...

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  • United States spy chiefs are ducking questions about Trump and Russian Federation
United States spy chiefs are ducking questions about Trump and Russian Federation

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats subtly disputed a Washington Post report Wednesday about his interactions with President Trump regarding the Russian Federation investigation, saying that he does not take everything printed in the newspaper "at face value".

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  • Video shows the moment police shoot London Bridge terrorists
Video shows the moment police shoot London Bridge terrorists

Police officers line up at London Bridge station on Tuesday to observe a minute's silence for the victims of the June 3 terror attacks. Police arrested 12 people on Sunday in Barking , also in the east of the city, where both Butt and Redouane lived, but released all of them without charge.

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  • London terror: Ire over Pak-origin attacker, third terrorist is named
London terror: Ire over Pak-origin attacker, third terrorist is named

Pakistan-born Khuram Butt, 27, and Rachid Redouane , 30, both from Barking were the other two attackers , according to BBC. Meanwhile, another victim has been named as Australian Kirsty Boden, who her family said ran towards London Bridge in an effort to help people.

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  • Iran accuses U.S. of alliance with ISIS, claims to have proof
Iran accuses U.S. of alliance with ISIS, claims to have proof

Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of funding militants, including the IS and in the wake of last week's attack pointed the finger at its regional rival. Announcing the retribution against the mastermind behind the attack, Alavi used another term for ISIS to say, "Our enemy is not Daesh, but rather Daesh is a tool in the hand of our foes", according to th...

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  • Irish PM Enda Kenny warns Theresa May over deal talks with DUP
Irish PM Enda Kenny warns Theresa May over deal talks with DUP

In a call with the Prime Minister, Mr Kenny spoke of his concern that talks between the Conservatives and DUP over a "confidence and supply" agreement could harm the peace process. He said he had raised the issue with Britain's minister for Northern Ireland, James Brokenshire , and would meet him again on Monday. "The UK government remains s...

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  • Talks to restore Northern Executive to resume at Stormont
Talks to restore Northern Executive to resume at Stormont

Meanwhile Taoiseach Enda Kenny has warned Prime Minister Theresa May that the Good Friday Agreement cannot be put at risk. In Northern Ireland , the political climate is tense enough without a Conservative Party- DUP alliance. With Northern Ireland having been without a powersharing executive since March and without a first and deputy first mi...

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  • Spicer: 'Premature' To Say If Sessions Should Invoke Executive Privilege
Spicer: 'Premature' To Say If Sessions Should Invoke Executive Privilege

She added: "With all the noise, with all the intensity of the media coverage and obviously what makes headlines, ultimately we're really focused on why the American people elected Donald Trump as their president". Spokesman Spicer declined to say then that Sessions enjoyed Trump's confidence, though spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said later i...

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  • Natural gas built Qatar, now may protect it in Gulf dispute
Natural gas built Qatar, now may protect it in Gulf dispute

Saudi Arabia's closure of Qatar's only land border earlier this week sparked fears of major price hikes and food shortages for its population of 2.7 million people, with long queues forming as some supermarkets began running out of stock. Central Command and home to some 10,000 American troops, NPR's Scott Horsley has reported . Turkey will sen...

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  • Qatar Hits Out at Gulf States 'Policy of Domination and Control'
Qatar Hits Out at Gulf States 'Policy of Domination and Control'

Speaking after meeting Qatari foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani , Mr Johnson said: "I have been in touch with my counterparts across the region about the current tensions with Qatar ". Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates and some other Arab countries cut diplomatic, travel and trade ties with Qatar last week, accusin...

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  • Great white shark jumps into Australian pensioner's boat
Great white shark jumps into Australian pensioner's boat

A 73-year-old fisherman had a lucky escape when a great white shark jumped into his boat, "doing a mad dance" and "thrashing everywhere". The Coast Guard came to rescue Selwood and were rather surprised when they came upon the shark . Nets at Ballina's Lighthouse, Sharpes and Shelly beaches, Lennox Head's Seven Mile beach and Evans Head beac...

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