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UK Police Investigating Terror Links as London Mosque Incident Kills One

Meanwhile, Ivanka Trump, a top presidential adviser and daughter of US President Donald Trump, tweeted on Monday expressing solidarity with the victims of the van attack. "There was this white van stopped outside Finsbury Park mosque that seemed to have hit people who were coming out after prayers had finished". "Immediately after the incident people were calm, people were praying for the victims of the attack and everybody knew there was nothing more they could do but pray and let the ... Read More »

Troop plan for Afghanistan seeks to regain battlefield edge

The deployment will be the largest of American manpower under Donald Trump's young presidency. Mattis is expected to send some 3,000 to 5,000 additional troops to Afghanistan . While Trump has handed over the troop level decision-making, there is nothing preventing him from taking it back. In a question raised to Mattis if the #United States can win this war, he said that winning is achievable, but the worldwide community must step up and cooperate more in this global war. Read More »

London Mosque Attack: Suspect identified as Darren Osborne

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The imam of Muslim Welfare House - which is also a community centre - said a passing police van was flagged down after the attack. Many at the mosque, and on social media, criticized the police and the media for what they saw as a too-slow decision to label the mosque attack as terror. Read More »

Brexit could be a matter of life or death for Northern Ireland

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Voting for Brexit was a leap in the dark, and remaining in the single market is one way of softening the blow of leaving the EU. The Taoiseach said he would be emphasising this to the Prime Minister. And as I've said before, no one wants to see this diminished. However, the survey was conducted at the end of a year ago, just prior to the collapse of devolution and two polarising elections which have seem tribal politics come to the fore and seen both the DUP and Sinn Fein consolidate ... Read More »

Castile protesters target city where officer worked

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It is no surprise, of course, that the acquittal of Jeronimo Yanez in the shooting of Philando Castile has been met with anger and dismay by his family and by the black community and others who have been galvanized by a long string of deaths of young blacks at the hands of police. Read More »

Former North Korea detainee Otto Warmbier dies

Otto Warmbier , the 22-year-old student who was returned to the USA in a coma last week after 17 months as a prisoner in North Korea, has died in a Cincinnati hospital, his parents announced. Otto Warmbier bows in submission while on trial. Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson says he's saddened and angry about the death of an American college student from OH who was released by North Korea in a coma last week. Read More »

Fatal attack in Jerusalem: ISIS, Hamas both claim responsibility

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemned these measures and stressed they fall within the collective punishment policy which is prohibited in the global human rights law. Following the attack, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chose to cancel permission for Palestinians to visit family members in Jerusalem and Israel, officer said. Read More »

Deal with Sinn Fein 'very much doable', says DUP's Arlene Foster

Mr Frazer added that he came to Dundalk to let Sinn Féin know that "we haven't gone away and have no intention of going away". We have both met the two main parties to make clear that the United Kingdom and Ireland would do everything we can to work with them and the importance of reaching an agreement by 29 June. Read More »

Van attack caused by islamophobia: muslims

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The council's secretary general Harun Khan says the incident took place outside the Muslim Welfare House in Seven Sisters Road. Another week, another tragic incident for London after a van drove into innocent people in Finsbury Park. Rahman told the British broadcaster that he hit the suspect and helped subdue him. "Many will feel terrorised, no doubt be angry and saddened, by what has taken place tonight", he added, as he called for calm. Read More »

Dutch FM condemns "horrible" attack on London Mosque

It was the fourth terror strike in a tumultuous four months in Britain. The man killed in the attack was pronounced dead at the scene in northern London , and eight of the injured were taken to hospitals. "Turkey will maintain her full solidarity and cooperation with the U.K.in the fight against terrorism", it added. The involved mosque released a statement saying that the community has been working for decades to create an atmosphere of peace and tolerance in Finsbury Park . Read More »

Will seek support of all parties: Kovind

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However, even Yechury said that his party would announce its decision only after the meeting on June 22. "And after discussing with the senior leaders of the party, he extended the support of the TRS to the BJP candidate ", the statement said. Read More »

Dems in Overdrive to Win Crucial Georgia House Seat

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Across town, a boisterous crowd dominated by millennials chants "Flip the 6th!" He stresses his Trump hatred to the base, while his positions on other issues appeal to more moderate voters in the district. Ossoff's fundraising edge. Trump jumped in the race via Twitter on Monday, writing that Ossoff "can't even vote. because he doesn't even live there!" The district spans affluent and increasingly diverse suburbs north of Atlanta. Read More »

Finsbury Park suspect is 47-year-old Cardiff man Darren Osborne

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Flowers were left at the scene where hours earlier the 47-year-old van driver was pinned down by locals and shielded from violence by an imam, before being detained by police. The attack happened on Seven Sisters Road in Finsbury Park just after midnight. One man, who had already collapsed before the attack, died after pedestrians were targeted by the driver of a van near Finsbury Park Mosque early on Monday. Read More »

GOP official: Congressional shooting will help us win Georgia election

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Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff greets supporters while campaigning for Georgia's 6th Congressional District special election in Chamblee, Georgia, U.S., June 19, 2017 . Georgia's 6th District lies north of Atlanta and is considered by both parties to be a bellwether for future races as partisan politics continues to roil Washington and the White House. Read More »

Vice President Pence hires private attorney amid Russian Federation collusion probes

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As the office of the VP announced on Thursday, Richard Cullen , a lawyer from Richmond, Virginia, who heads the law firm McGuire Woods , was entrusted to represent his interests. Till now personal questions concerning this investigation have not risen for Pence. But as the special counsel investigation progresses - focusing increasingly on the president himself and his actions in office - the vice president's account as a possible witness may become more relevant. Read More »

'This is for London Bridge', Finsbury Park attacker shouted

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An imam reportedly saved the van driver involved in the suspected Finsbury Park attack from being attacked by members of the public in the immediate aftermath of the crash. Police say they are treating the incident as a terror attack, and add the suspect has been detained on suspicion of attempted murder. "It is a reminder that terrorism, extremism and hatred take many forms, and our determination to tackle them must be the same whoever is responsible", she said. Read More »

TRS happy with NDA's decision on presidential nominee

Chandrashekhar Rao had taken the decision to support the NDA presidential candidate. The Congress president told him she will talk to her party leaders before taking any decision. "Since Mayawati has to take care of her Dalit vote bank, she can not openly oppose a Dalit candidate". Every political party has its agenda. The announcement was made on Monday morning after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met BJP President Amit Shah and other top leaders of his party. Read More »

Sean Spicer might be leaving White House podium

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The commentary echoed points Acosta made on Twitter during Monday's briefing, in which he again accused the White House of " stonewalling " and bemoaned what he saw as "a suppression of information". In fact, they've only held four on-camera briefings in June. A more optimistic theory is that a White House communications team in turmoil will eventually stabilize and start communicating better and more frequently. Read More »

Never heard of NDA presidential candidate Kovind: Mamata

When we asked on whom they want to build consensus, they had no answer then. Extending support to NDA's presidential nominee, Telangana Chief Minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi chief K Chandrashekhar Rao said, "A prominent Dalit face as the Presidential nominee is a good decision and we support it". Read More »

Russia: US Planes in Syria Are Now 'Targets'

On June 19, the Russian defense ministry said any USA -led coalition plane flying west of the Euphrates river in Syria would be treated as a possible target. The Department of Defense, however, also stated the US -led coalition will take "prudent measures" to "re-position" aircraft after the threats from Russian Federation. Read More »