• Iran supreme leader: Attacks fuel hatred toward US, Saudis
Iran supreme leader: Attacks fuel hatred toward US, Saudis

Iranians from all walks of life held a massive funeral ceremony for the victims of the terrorist incidents on Friday. Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani slammed Washington for its recent move to impose new sanctions against Iran following twin terrorist attacks in Tehran , claimed by the " Islamic State " (aka IS, ISIS , ISIL, Da...

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  • Trump goes on offensive against ex-FBI chief, calling him a 'leaker'
Trump goes on offensive against ex-FBI chief, calling him a 'leaker'

Speaking to reporters for the first time since 18 million Americans watched Comey's testimony before the Senate , Trump called the former FBI head a "liar" and said he never asked him to drop an investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn over his contacts with Russian Federation.

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  • South Africa's Zuma Survives Another No Confidence Vote
South Africa's Zuma Survives Another No Confidence Vote

NKC Independent Economists political analyst Gary van Staden said in a note that the outcome "was no surprise". Discontent with his rule contributed to the ANC's loss of control of Johannesburg , the economic hub, and Pretoria , the capital, in an August municipal vote.

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  • Goldman under fire for buying Venezuela
Goldman under fire for buying Venezuela "hunger bonds"

The investment bank used the money to buy bonds in Venezuela's state-owned oil and gas company. The president of the Venezuelan Congress Julio Borges wrote in a letter to Lloyd Blankfein the Goldman Sachs president that the banks' financial lifeline for the regime will help to strengthen its brutal repression that it has unleased agai...

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  • Supreme Court rules to limit SEC power to recover profit from fraud
Supreme Court rules to limit SEC power to recover profit from fraud

The SEC sued New Mexico-based investment adviser Charles Kokesh in 2009, alleging that two firms he owned had mishandled client funds. The Supreme Court on Monday made it tougher for the government to recover ill-gotten gains from people convicted of securities fraud, ruling that such recoveries are subject to a five-year statute of limit...

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  • John McCain Clarifies Comey Questions After Twitter Blows Up
John McCain Clarifies Comey Questions After Twitter Blows Up

They're also looking into the investigation's spillover effect on Trump's subsequent decision-making, namely whether the president attempted to obstruct justice when he fired Comey last month. Comey has finally publicly confirmed his private reports that the president was not under investigation in any Russian probe". As for the tapes, Trump didn...

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  • Iran Investigating Saudi Role In Attacks
Iran Investigating Saudi Role In Attacks

The five men who launched attacks in the heart of Iran's capital previously fought for ISIL, the country's intelligence ministry said on Thursday. Two Sunni militant groups, Jaish al-Adl and Jundallah, have been also waging an insurgency in Iran , mostly in remote areas, for nearly a decade.

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  • Trump speaks to Qatar Emir; offers to mediate Gulf crisis
Trump speaks to Qatar Emir; offers to mediate Gulf crisis

The gas-rich emirate's satellite news giant Al-Jazeera has also emerged as a point of contention, and on Thursday the broadcaster said it was battling a major cyber attack. Asked about the policies of U.S. President Donald Trump in the Middle East , Gabriel said Germany did not support a policy of "pure confrontation" against Iran .

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  • Trump says Comey's testimony gives him 'total vindication'
Trump says Comey's testimony gives him 'total vindication'

The problem for Trump is that Comey is an experienced public servant with a reputation for rectitude, while Trump is a serial prevaricator whose campaign is now being investigated not only by two congressional committees but by a special counsel whose mandate could be expanded to include the circumstances of Comey's dismissal.

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  • Iran leaders accuse US, Saudis of supporting Tehran attacks
Iran leaders accuse US, Saudis of supporting Tehran attacks

In a message released by the Kremlin after Wednesday's attacks, Putin said Russian Federation "resolutely condemns" the violence. On the one hand, as Iran-backed military efforts help drive IS back in Iraq and Syria, Tehran is starting to look like a logical strategic partner for the European Union in its efforts against radical Islamist terroris...

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  • Russia's Lavrov calls for talks to ease Qatar stand-off
Russia's Lavrov calls for talks to ease Qatar stand-off

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. He said there are multiple issues at play. "Qatar has a history of supporting groups that span the spectrum of political expression, fro...

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  • London Bridge attack: Ringleader 'tried to hire 7.5 tonne lorry'
London Bridge attack: Ringleader 'tried to hire 7.5 tonne lorry'

Another 48 were injured when Khuram Shazad Butt, Rachid Redouane, and Youssef Zaghba used a hired van to plough into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed revellers in Borough Market. CCTV footage from the attack shows officers arrive on the scene and open fire to defend themselves against the attackers. There were three Frenchmen, two Austr...

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  • May:
May: "I Will Now Form a Government"

The DUP said only that it would enter talks. "President Trump emphasised his commitment to the United States-United Kingdom special relationship and underscored that he looks forward to working with the prime minister on shared goals and interests in the years to come", the White House said in a statement.

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  • Syrian rebels begin long-awaited assault on Raqqa, Isil's self-declared capital
Syrian rebels begin long-awaited assault on Raqqa, Isil's self-declared capital

In an address to legislators from his ruling party, Binali Yildirim again criticized the United States for launching the Raqqa offensive with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces . "The SAC and SDF began marching on Raqqah in November and have been rapidly tightening the noose around the city since their daring air assault behind enemy line...

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  • Japan enacts law allowing Emperor Akihito, 83, to abdicate
Japan enacts law allowing Emperor Akihito, 83, to abdicate

His remarks have been seen as a rebuke to the nationalist stance of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and likeminded conservatives. However, the government is open to possible changes in the succession laws to permit princesses to keep their royal titles if they marry outside of the imperial family.

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  • '100 per cent' willing to testify over Comey conversations: Donald Trump
'100 per cent' willing to testify over Comey conversations: Donald Trump

Records of Comey's private discussions with Trump took on renewed interest this week after Comey testified that Trump asked him to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn and implied Trump may have become the subject of investigation himself for interfering in the FBI's work.

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  • Scottish SNP Lost Votes Due to Plans to Hold New Independence Referendum
Scottish SNP Lost Votes Due to Plans to Hold New Independence Referendum

May has been pressing for a so-called "hard" Brexit , which would include leaving the EU's massive collective market and no longer allowing European Union citizens to come and live and work freely in the United Kingdom. Only 4.6% of those asked said they voted for a party because their friends did, while 8.2% said their family's political pref...

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  • Saudi ally Bahrain demands Qatar distance itself from Iran
Saudi ally Bahrain demands Qatar distance itself from Iran

Clearly, Saudi leaders are playing Trump , exploiting the grandiose reception they gave him last month after he chose to make the kingdom the first stop on his maiden foreign trip as president. Foreigners residing in Qatar in possession of a Qatari residence visa would also not be eligible for visas on arrival in the UAE, an Etihad spokesman said ...

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  • MAS:
MAS: "MH128 had not at any point been hijacked"

One disruptive passenger tried to enter the plane's cockpit. When the plane landed, passengers were left on the tarmac for about 90 minutes, with very little information from airline staff about what was happening, according to passengers.

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  • CCTV Footage of a Family Shot Dead by Goons Goes Viral
CCTV Footage of a Family Shot Dead by Goons Goes Viral

Moments later, his wife and 25-year-old son rush out of their home to try and save him, but in the rapidly unfolding horror, both are shot at close range. The city's traders' association has announced a day-long shutdown in protest against the incident. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who promised a better law and order situation ...

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