• Macron says long Trump handshake 'not innocent'
Macron says long Trump handshake 'not innocent'

Trump, whose own election previous year shocked the pollsters, said Macron "ran an incredible campaign and had a tremendous victory". Oh and someone in the past totally blocked Trump's offer to shake hands! Nearly like an arm wrestling match , theirs lasted 5.2 seconds with Trump, surprisingly wanting to pull out first.

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  • For Labour's Corbyn, strong result turns defeat into victory
For Labour's Corbyn, strong result turns defeat into victory

Theresa May's bid to do a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to save her Premiership has been plunged into uncertainty. "I think she's got stronger policies", said a 50-year-old woman. As she was resoundingly re-elected to her Maidenhead seat in southern England, May looked tense and did not spell out what she planned to do. It is a tes...

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  • UK Election: Shock in Britain as Conservatives lose majority
UK Election: Shock in Britain as Conservatives lose majority

With the party in a position to hold the balance of power at Westminster, senior MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said his party would be "serious players" in a hung parliament, telling the BBC: "This is flawless territory for the DUP because obviously if the Conservatives are just short of an overall majority it puts us in a very strong negotiating positi...

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  • Anti-DUP protesters gather in London to pressure Conservative leader Theresa May
Anti-DUP protesters gather in London to pressure Conservative leader Theresa May

But two of her top aides - joint chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill - quit their posts on June 10 after becoming a focus of blame for the Conservatives' election disaster. The Conservatives secured 318 seats in the 650-seat House of Commons - just short of the 326 seats needed to control a majority. Northern Ireland is the only part of t...

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  • Iran arrests nearly 50 after deadly Tehran attacks
Iran arrests nearly 50 after deadly Tehran attacks

The minister said the terrorist had fled the country after the attacks claimed by the Islamic State (IS) but did not reveal his identity or the country where he was killed. "We still can not judge that Saudi Arabia has had a role in this terrorist incident", he added. He noted that the terrorist had fled the country following the ensuing ...

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  • France joins mediation efforts between Qatar, Gulf countries
France joins mediation efforts between Qatar, Gulf countries

In a statement, the External Affairs Ministry said India was closely following the situation in the region in the wake of the recent decision by Saudi Arabia and some other countries to break diplomatic relations with Qatar. Over the next two months, said daily Turkish newspaper Hürriyet , 200 to 250 Turkish soldiers will be posted to Qatar, wit...

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  • London Bridge terrorists may have had siege plans
London Bridge terrorists may have had siege plans

Instead he resorted to "plan B" and rented a white van which ploughed into pedestrians as the perpetrators launched their rampage last Saturday night, killing eight and injuring dozens more. Haydon said police had also received reports of Butt being involved in violent behavior on several occasions, as well as attempting to recruit children for t...

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  • US forces assist Philippines in battle to end city siege
US forces assist Philippines in battle to end city siege

A U.S. P3 Orion surveillance plane flies over Marawi city, southern Philippines as Philippine Air Force helicopters and bombers continue air strikes on Friday, June 9, 2017. "One Love One Mindanao Help Marawi City Concert for a cause is organized by the different Davao-based non-profit and civic organizations and volunteers".

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  • Jayalalithaa's neice stopped from entering Poes Garden home, alleges conspiracy
Jayalalithaa's neice stopped from entering Poes Garden home, alleges conspiracy

After garlanding the portrait of her late aunt kept in the front porch of the sprawling house, she tried to enter the residence but was barred. She claimed that after Jayalalithaa's passing away, the house belonged to her. "Now, I know they had planned to do something to me", she said. "I will meet the Prime Minister", she said. "Anything as br...

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  • Struggling with its own terrorism crisis, Iran lashes out at Saudis, Trump
Struggling with its own terrorism crisis, Iran lashes out at Saudis, Trump

Iran has slammed US President Donald Trump's response to Wednesday's twin terror attacks in Tehran as " repugnant ", as the death toll from the ISIS-claimed assaults rose to 16. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said he did not know who was responsible for the attacks and said there was no evidence Saudi extremists were involved.

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  • USA urges Arab nations to ease blockade of Qatar
USA urges Arab nations to ease blockade of Qatar

Five countries - Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE, Yemen and Bahrain - cut diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday over allegations that Doha is supporting Islamist groups and courting Iran . The Pentagon said the situation in Qatar is having an impact on planning efforts. Sheikh Mohammed is expected in Moscow Saturday to meet Foreign Minister ...

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  • Arab diplomatic crisis deepens with new terror-related sanctions
Arab diplomatic crisis deepens with new terror-related sanctions

After Saudi Arabia , Egypt and the UAE cut ties to Doha on Monday , accusing it of supporting militants and Iran , regional allies followed suit and denounced domestic foes as Qatari stooges, undermining reconciliation efforts by foreign powers.

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  • Philippines' Duterte not aware of US support against Islamists in Marawi
Philippines' Duterte not aware of US support against Islamists in Marawi

In a press briefing, Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera said that USA special forces were helping the army. Herrera says the Philippine military is "still awaiting confirmation" that the Maute brothers, two leaders of the militant occupation, were killed in the fighting this week - but, as Reuters reports, Hererra says "there are strong indications" they...

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  • Eiffel Tower lights out for Iran attacks
Eiffel Tower lights out for Iran attacks

Islamic State (IS) threatened attacks in Saudi Arabia after the militant group claimed responsibility for assaults in Tehran that killed 17 people, Site Intelligence monitoring group reported on Friday. "The Revolutionary Guards have always proven that they will never allow the blood of innocents to be spilt without revenge", they said i...

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  • Iran's Pretty Upset With Trump For Calling Them Out After Tehran Attack
Iran's Pretty Upset With Trump For Calling Them Out After Tehran Attack

Profile pictures of corpses and their names were released but their surnames have been kept a secret due to security and privacy concerns for their families. Equipped with AK-47 assault rifles, handguns and suicide vests, the gunmen killed security guards and ordinary people before holding people hostage in the upper floors of the building.

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  • Downing Street: May, Democratic Unionist Party Have Not Reached Deal
Downing Street: May, Democratic Unionist Party Have Not Reached Deal

The head of the DUP, Arlene Foster is said to have laid down certain demands that she would have to see being met before signing on the dotted line and doing business with the Tory's. Johnson denied the reports as "tripe" and said: "I am backing Theresa May ". However, it seems that Theresa May has in mind something more than an arm's-length d...

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  • Iran kills mastermind behind Tehran attacks, arrests others
Iran kills mastermind behind Tehran attacks, arrests others

He said the arrests are part of investigations into the deadly attacks. All the five attackers were gunned down at the scene by the country's security forces. Abbasi said the attacks were unprecedented since the killing of Iranian lawmakers in 1980s. During a massive funeral ceremony in Tehran following Friday prayers, thousands chanted "Down...

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  • London Bridge terror attack: Further arrest made in Newham
London Bridge terror attack: Further arrest made in Newham

Commander Dean Haydon, head of Scotland Yard's counterterrorism unit, said that the trio switched to a rented Renault van when the ringleader Khuram Butt's payment for the heavier vehicle failed. "We want to hold all the families who have lost loved ones in our hearts". He said: "Khuram, I know he was inspired by one of the sheikhs who was gi...

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  • Springboks beat France 37-14 to end losing streak
Springboks beat France 37-14 to end losing streak

Although South Africa dominated possession and territory early on, two Elton Jantjies penalties provided its only initial reward. With the visitors under the cosh, a kick to the corner might have been an appropriate call - but instead captain Warren Whiteley called for the safety of three points and Jantjies obliged.

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  • Bahrain foreign minister to visit Turkey amid Gulf row
Bahrain foreign minister to visit Turkey amid Gulf row

Qatar has angered its neighbours for years by supporting the Brotherhood, a decades-old underground movement that calls for rule based on Islamic principles. Tillerson's efforts to mediate came as Qatar's neighbors put 12 organizations and 59 people on a terror sanctions list and described them as being associated with Qatar, in a fresh attempt...

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