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Police consider extremist link in fatal Australian siege

Australian police from the bomb squad unit walk near the site where a gunman was shot dead after holding a woman hostage in Melbourne, Australia , June 5, 2017 . Victoria Police is treating the attack as a terrorist incident and AAP photos show an evidence bag containing a "hardcover book with Arabic writing" was taken from the apartment. Lire la suite »

US Soldiers Killed In 'Insider Attack'

The statement provided no further details of the incident but said it was under investigation. The Taliban is claiming responsibility for the deaths, by using one of their members to infiltrate the Afghan Army. The Pentagon confirmed that three USA troops had died in the attack and one soldier had been wounded. In March, three American soldiers were wounded by an Afghan soldier at a base in Helmand province . Lire la suite »

AG Sessions to Testify in Open Hearing Before the Senate's Intelligence Committee

OK, so the sequel to the James Comey hearing doesn't have the same build-up as the original, but that doesn't mean that there won't be fireworks - or that the proceedings can't cause new headaches for the Trump administration. Pressed on the issue Friday, Trump said, "I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the very near future". "He did not reply". Comey said under oath last week that he told Sessions he did not want any more direct communication with President Donald Trump , ... Lire la suite »

Deputy AG defends integrity of Russia probe

Democrats have long accused the Trump campaign of colluding with Russian Federation, though no evidence has emerged . Sessions adds that he has no knowledge of "any such conversations by anyone connected to the Trump campaign". Mueller "apparently couldn't find a single pro-Trump attorney to hire, and I just think that's a rigged game, and I think that it's a mistake to pretend this is going to be some neutral investigation", he told CBS. Lire la suite »

Iran lawmakers briefed on Tehran attacks


The Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attacks, which killed 17 people and wounded more than 40. On Saturday, intelligence minister Mahmoud Alavi said the alleged mastermind behind the attacks had been tracked down and killed outside the country. Lire la suite »

Jeff Sessions testifies: What to expect from Tuesday's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing


Sessions stepped aside in March from the federal investigation into contacts between Russia and the campaign after acknowledging that had met twice a year ago with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. "To get into a hypothetical at this point would be premature". Only a few people at Justice in the White House should be in touch with each other. Committee Vice Chairman Patrick J. Lire la suite »

Choose books to end violence: Army chief


This year, 28 students cleared the mains exam, of which nine students cleared the Advanced exams. "The fear that has set in the mind of people of Kashmir and the youth (that) a militant or the security forces will come", he said. "We wish that peace is restored there and we carry out our daily work without any problem". "Kashmir is heaven. We have to again bring it to that level". Lire la suite »

North Korea releases jailed US student 'in coma'

In the past, North Korea has generally quickly released any American citizens it detained - waiting at most for a US official or statesman to come and to personally bail out detainees. (Rodman appeared on Celebrity Apprentice in 2009 and 2013.) "Our diplomacy stinks", one can nearly hear Trump saying, "And Dennis is a terrific guy". Lire la suite »

Election 2017: Parties push to meet Scottish voters

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that she would be open to forming a "progressive alternative to the Tories" with other parties if the election delivers a hung parliament . Mr Darling refused to be drawn when asked repeatedly if he thought Jeremy Corbyn would make a good prime minister, saying: "He's had a much better campaign than anyone had thought at the start". Lire la suite »

Sessions heatedly denies improper Russian Federation contacts

Former FBI Director James Comey told senators in a closed session Thursday about a "possible third interaction" between Sessions and "Russian officials" previous year, according to NBC News . There are none, Sen. Sessions raised his voice to the Democratic senator pressing him for an answer, insisting there were no such reasons. He again cited a Justice Department rule. Lire la suite »

Theresa May re-appoints minister she had fired


She told a meeting of backbenchers that she had got the party into " this mess " by calling the snap election and now "I'll get us out of it ". While some MPs would have liked to hear these sentiments sooner, her words appear to have been quite effective. Lire la suite »

General Election: Corbyn 'would be PM if not for Scotland'


She said Brexit talks would begin on June 19 as scheduled, the same day as the formal reopening of parliament. Conservatives in Scotland, which voted heavily to remain in the European Union previous year, are pushing for Mrs May to move the focus of Brexit talks due to start next week onto achieving economic growth and away from immigration, sources in the Scottish party told Reuters. Lire la suite »

Suspected North Korea drone took photos of US missile-defense site

In one of its latest vitriolic backlashes, the state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun ran a statement from the so-called Pan-Korean Emergency Measure Committee for Opposing Nuclear War Drills Against the DPRK Monday, saying the antimissile system evades "rebukes of neighboring counties and curry favor with the USA administration to prolong their remaining days". Lire la suite »

McMaster targets school buses, arts, parks money in first vetoes


Gov. Henry McMaster says he's reluctantly vetoed $20.5 million for new school buses in SC, saying lawmakers should not have used money from the lottery to buy or lease them. Scott noted that a lot of lawmakers added spending this year - roughly $150 million - went to shore up the state's retirement system. Monday's budget vetoes were an opportunity for McMaster, a Republican who has spent most of his time as governor fighting a now-finalized gas tax increase, to show that he was serious ... Lire la suite »

North Korea frees US student held for attempted theft of propaganda poster

BASKETBALL bad boy Dennis Rodman insists his "friend" Donald Trump would be "happy" about his latest controversial visit to North Korea . North Korea is expecting another visit by Rodman on Tuesda. Korea's detainment. " Rodman would do a better job than the current Ambassador to North Korea ", Trump tweeted several years ago. It was a trip sponsored by PotCoin , a digital currency for legally purchasing marijuana, and was meant to "keep bringing sports to North Korea ", ... Lire la suite »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Senate Intelligence Hearing

He repeatedly declined to go into his private conversations with President Donald Trump - frustrating Democrats who accused him of "stonewalling" to shield the administration. "I'm not able to be rushed this fast, it makes me nervous", Sessions said. In his dramatic appearance before former colleagues, Sessions also contradicted a contention made by former FBI Director James Comey at a hearing before the same panel last week . Lire la suite »

Manchester Bomber Planned Attack Months in Advance


All 22 suspects arrested in connection with the Manchester terror attack last month have been released without charges, according to CBS News . Salman Abedi, his brother and father had been under surveillance since he arrived in Libya, officials in the country told the BBC . Lire la suite »

LeBron James' legacy secure despite Finals loss to Warriors

Stephen Curry also made his final game of the 2016-17 season a memorable one by scoring 34 points with 10 assists and six rebounds. LeBron James' 3-5 Finals record with three Finals MVPs holds up more than fine, and if anything, his performance in his past two Finals losses - against Golden State in 2015 and 2017 - adds to his legacy. Lire la suite »

Sessions won't discuss private conversations with Trump


Susan Collins , R-Maine, a member of that committee, referring to the existence of any recordings. Friends and colleagues say the father of five reveled in his public service. But, added Lankford "releasing his memos is not damaging to national security". And, if Comey was sacked because of the burden of the Russian Federation investigation - as the president has now suggested - was it appropriate for Sessions to be involved in that decision, given his recusal? Preet Bharara told ABC's ... Lire la suite »

Iran reveals identity of Tehran attackers

Larijani also criticized a Wednesday decision by the U.S. Senate to move forward on a new set of sanctions against Iran, including its elite Revolutionary Guards, a move that came on the same day as the Tehran attacks. A non-Iranian suspect has also been arrested in the southern port city of Mahshahr. "Repugnant WH (White House) statement and Senate sanctions as Iranians counter terror backed by USA clients". Lire la suite »

France et Angleterre rendent hommage aux victimes — Foot

Ce match convoque forcément le souvenir des attentats meurtriers de Paris et Saint-Denis en novembre 2015, quelques jours avant un Angleterre-France (2-0), et ceux récents perpétrés à Manchester et Londres. Or, désormais, la concurrence s'est aiguisée après les prestations ternes de certains titulaires vendredi, notamment Dimitri Payet, Antoine Griezmann et Moussa Sissoko, décriés pour leur influence en berne. Lire la suite »

Theresa May to visit Buckingham Palace for permission to form United Kingdom government


May had entered the snap election confident of increasing her Conservative Party's majority to strengthen her hand in the Brexit talks, instead, her authority was diminished. A country in which prosperity and opportunity are shared right across this United Kingdom . Laura Kuenssberg, political editor of the BBC , has said that May will travel to Buckingham Palace "with the understanding she can form a government". Lire la suite »