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US on visa ban: Not against any religion, it's about national security

President Donald Trump's inability to keep his Twitter fingers in his pockets just helped derail his attempt to enact a ban on travel to the United States from six predominantly Muslim countries. The 9th Circuit also kept blocking Mr Trump's suspension of the U.S. refugee programme. Spicer told reporters that the White House is reviewing the opinion but maintains the order is "fully lawful". Read More

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Dennis Rodman's On His Way Back To North Korea

Dennis Rodman's On His Way Back To North Korea

This photo unveiled by North Korea's state news agency on March 1, 2013, shows NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman surrounded by reporters at an airport in Pyongyang. " Dennis Rodman came back from North Korea in pretty rough shape emotionally". He has previously described his visits - including one in 2013 with the Harlem Globetrotters - as " basketball diplomacy" but has been roundly criticised for failing to raise human rights issues or the plight of United States missionary Kenneth ... Read More

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What the result means for Brexit

But after seeing her Commons majority wiped out on a night of humiliation for the Tories, she was left with limited room for manoeuvre when it came to re-shaping her top team. Corbyn, speaking after being re-elected in Islington North, said it was time for Mrs May to "make way" for a government that would be "truly representative of the people of this country". Read More

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Merkel congratulates Macron, calls election result 'strong vote for reforms'

A second round of voting takes place next Sunday. With 90 percent of votes accounted for, Macron's La Republique En Marche (REM) and allies had won 31.9 percent support, Interior Ministry results showed. Responding to the criticism, a senior party official of Macron's Republic on the Move (LREM) party said there would be no riding roughshod over alternative views. Read More

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Senator Rehman Malik to appear before JIT soon

Senator Rehman Malik to appear before JIT soon

According to the summons document, seen by Reuters, JIT asked the Prime Minister's office to bring "all relevant record/documents/material" to the interview at its office in the capital, Islamabad on Thursday. Pakistan's Supreme Court in April ordered a joint investigation team of anti-corruption officials, along with the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence and Military Intelligence, to probe the claims and issue a report within 60 days. Read More

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Iran leaders accuse US, Saudis of supporting Tehran attacks

Iran leaders accuse US, Saudis of supporting Tehran attacks

Tehran police said the auto the attackers used for both attacks was discovered on Saturday in the city centre. On June 9, Iranian authorities announced that they had detained 41 suspects in connection with the attacks. Times staff reporter Hennessy-Fiske reported from Beirut. At a ceremony held in parliament, attended by newly re-elected moderate President Hassan Rouhani , speaker Ali Larijani also attacked the United States and Saudi Arabia . Read More

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Senate Committee Hearing With Intelligence Chiefs

Senate Committee Hearing With Intelligence Chiefs

McCabe said it was not appropriate for him to characterize the conversations he had with fired FBI Director James Comey . "Director Coats does not discuss his private conversations with the President", he said. "Why are you not answering our questions?" a visibly angry King asked. "Because I feel it is inappropriate", Rogers responded. Comey said Trump asked him to back off his agency's investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn by saying, "I hope ... Read More

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England breakthrough as Warner falls in do-or-die game for Australia

England breakthrough as Warner falls in do-or-die game for Australia

So hopefully, they don't turn up and play the game they're capable of and let us into the game. The pitch will be quite new, which was set to be used during the Pakistan vs South Africa game on Wednesday but was soft due to rain. Home side England shall be locking horns against arch rivals Australia in Champions Trophy Group A match in Birmingham on Saturday. Now as it comes, we have to peak at the end and that is how tournament play normally is. Read More

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9 local guards dead, 11 Americans wounded in Kabul

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for several recent bombings in the Afghan capital, including a powerful blast targeting a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation convoy that killed eight people earlier this month. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani also appeared on television and urged the nation to unite against the enemy. He said the people and the government of Pakistan will continue to support all efforts aimed at ensuring peace in Afghanistan . Read More

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Cosby trial a must-see for star's other alleged victims

Cosby trial a must-see for star's other alleged victims

On Tuesday - for the first time publicly since the alleged molestation 12 years ago - Constand told jurors in harrowing detail how Cosby gave her three blue pills before leading her to a couch, where she passed out. MCEVERS: Very quickly, how did her - Cosby's defense team react to her testimony? "I said, 'I'm seeing two of you, I'm slurring my words'". She felt awful about it, she said, especially when her mother brought Cosby some Canadian souvenirs. Read More

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Labour reaches highest rating yet in latest General Election poll

Labour reaches highest rating yet in latest General Election poll

The statement follows Tuesday's remarks that a seat total of 200 - almost 30 fewer than the number won under Ed Miliband in 2015 - would be a "successful" result for Corbyn. After an intense internal battle over Mr Corbyn's long-standing opposition to nuclear weapons, the manifesto confirms that Labour supports the renewal of Britain's Trident deterrent, while aiming to "lead multilateral efforts with worldwide partners and the United Nations to create a nuclear-free world". Read More

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Trump to keep U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv

Also on Friday, Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi tweeted in response to Trump's decision: "We welcome [the USA president's] decision not to move embassy to Jerusalem". President Trump can waive it only for six months, meaning he will have to revisit the issue again on Dec 1. The Palestinian leadership welcomed Trump's decision, saying it "gives peace a chance". Read More

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Canadian killed in London terror attack: Trudeau

The man himself was reportedly radicalised by YouTube videos. 'One of the great things about our way of life is our democracy, ' he announced in an interview the morning after the attack. "You can not protect the public on the cheap", Corbyn said. London's Thames river police said it was working with the lifeboat rescue service to help evacuate people caught up in the attack, described by police as a terrorist incident. Read More

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Saudi foreign minister to meet Egyptian counterpart in Cairo

Qatar and the surrounding countries. The Emir's comments appeared on Qatar's official news agency, but Qatar claimed that the website was "hacked", the report fabricated by the culprits. A host of Gulf countries, led by Saudi Arabia, have broken diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday, citing terrorism links. Saudi Arabia cut all land air and sea contacts with Qatar "and urges all brotherly countries and companies to do the same", Reuters reported. Read More

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Infiltration down considerably after surgical strikes: Home Minister

Infiltration down considerably after surgical strikes: Home Minister

Avoiding a direct answer to a query on the use of the human shield when a man was tied to an Indian Army jeep for hours to stop stone-pelters, Singh said, the force is doing its job. He said, the incidents of infiltration from Pakistan have come down by 45 per cent after surgical strike in September past year. This is the second time that the home minister has spoken about a government plan to find a permanent solution to the conflict in Kashmir, which is battling decades of a violent ... Read More

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Chris Woakes ruled out of Champions Trophy

England are yet to announce a replacement for Woakes, but in the meantime, Liam Plunkett says he is ready to take on the responsibility of bowling at the death after stepping into his injured team-mate's role against Bangladesh . The England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed on Friday morning that the key seamer would play no further part in the tournament. The 28-year-old batsman, who slammed 11 boundaries and two sixes, was caught at deep mid-wicket by substitute fielder Sunzamul ... Read More

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White House communications director resigns amid tensions

Spicer was back at the podium Tuesday, the first time in weeks because of Trump's foreign trip, and argued that Dubke's exit doesn't signal a broader staff shakeup. Trump also exchanged numbers with French President Emmanuel Macron when the two spoke immediately following Macron's victory earlier this month, according to a French official, who would not comment on whether Macron meant to use the line. Read More

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Warriors' Kerr will not coach Game One of NBA Finals

Both those Lakers teams lost Game 1 of the NBA Finals . That lineup should allow them to overwhelm even a team as formidable as the Cavaliers can be. So good are the Warriors , who have finished with the NBA's best record in each of the last three seasons and added four-times scoring champion Durant last offseason, that Van Gundy referred to the 2015 National Basketball Association champions as a "dynasty". Read More

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Social Media Rushes to Define Trump's 'Covfefe' Tweet

Was it tweetus incompletus? As a matter of fact, no one even knows what " covfefe " is, but Trump left the tweet up until 5:50 a.m. ET when it was deleted. The company couldn't even find the words to describe such a term. "The #covfefe stuff is amusing, but everyone gets that this is one way Trump will detract from some really bad news for him last night, yes?" she tweeted. Read More

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Chinese Activists Detained After Investigating Factory Making Ivanka Trump Shoes

The crackdown reflects official intolerance for any independent monitoring and rights-related activities in China , where genuine trade unions are banned and labour activists are regularly harassed. SHANGHAI (AP) — The arrest and disappearance of three labor activists investigating a Chinese company that produces Ivanka Trump-branded shoes in China prompted a call for her brand to cease working with the supplier and raised questions about whether the first family's commercial ... Read More

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