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She Allegedly Coaxed Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself. Now She's on Trial She Allegedly Coaxed Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself. Now She's on Trial
- June 11, 2017

Carter is charged with involuntary manslaughter . Cataldo argued that she was "involuntarily intoxicated" via the use of antidepressants leading up to Roy's suicide. He ended his life by inhaling carbon monoxide in his vehicle. After Roy's death , Flynn argued, Carter gained the attention she craved by holding a fundraiser and becoming a self-appointed advocate against suicide. (more...)
London Bridge attacker tried to rent larger truck to kill more people London Bridge attacker tried to rent larger truck to kill more people
- June 11, 2017

The non-metallic nature of the knives suggests the killers may have been concerned about metal detectors. On the night of the attack, other men who were thought to have been in the back of the van, then used long knives to randomly stab passersby in the streets of Borough Market . (more...)
Russia calls for dialogue in Qatar crisis
- June 11, 2017

He said the blockade was "impairing U.S. and other worldwide business activities in the region" and that the USA backed mediation efforts being pursued by Kuwait. Qatar has called the accusations baseless and have described the measures as a "siege" harmful to ordinary people there. The Arab states have also ordered Qataris out within 14 days. (more...)
United Kingdom leader May seen fighting for survival after election failure United Kingdom leader May seen fighting for survival after election failure
- June 11, 2017

In a statement outside Downing Street, the 60-year-old premier promised to "fulfil the promise of Brexit ". "This is a very bad moment for the Conservative Party , and we need to take stock", Conservative lawmaker Anna Soubry said. Some senior Tories had made the removal of Hill and Timothy a condition for continuing to support May, who has vowed to remain prime minister. As she was resoundingly re-elected to her Maidenhead seat in southern England, May looked tense and did not spell out ... (more...)
France's Macron faces test in parliamentary elections
- June 11, 2017

His victory in May was a political quake for France and his Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move, REM) are aiming to win an absolute majority in the second round on June 18. For the first time, neither of them made the decisive May runoff vote that was contested between Macron and Le Pen. LREM's main rival is the centre-right Les Republicains. (more...)
Two of the London Bridge/Borough Market attackers from Barking - Third man named
- June 11, 2017

The head of the United Kingdom capital's counter-terrorism unit, Commander Dean Haydon also revealed that the men had a stockpile of petrol bombs in the back of their van and carried out their deadly attack with pink ceramic knives. In a letter posted outside Tuesday, the Ummah Fitness Centre said staff would "help the police in any way we can". Police say the "painstaking work" is carried out as quickly as possible while adhering to strict guidelines to ensure accuracy. (more...)
Germany ready for talks with United Kingdom on European Union exit: Angela Merkel Germany ready for talks with United Kingdom on European Union exit: Angela Merkel
- June 11, 2017

Few Europeans voiced much sympathy for May. "We don't know when Brexit talks start". The prospect of a hung Parliament would throw serious doubt over Brexit negotiations, due to begin in earnest in just 10 days. The risk of having no deal worries some in Britain, particularly businesses. Echoing the kind of trade negotiation that Pena Nieto's government says it wants in negotiating with the U.S.to modernize Nafta, Merkel said the revised Mexico-EU deal can be "a classical situation ... (more...)
UK: Johnson rules out cancelling Trump's state visit UK: Johnson rules out cancelling Trump's state visit
- June 11, 2017

Trump tweeted twice critising Khan's leadership skills just hours after the London Bridge attacks which killed seven and injured a further 48. Khan's comments came after Trump criticized the mayor's reaction to Saturday's London attack . (more...)
Boris Johnson denies plot to topple UK PM Boris Johnson denies plot to topple UK PM
- June 11, 2017

In a pooled broadcast interview, Mrs May hinted she could be prepared to sacrifice them to appease her critics once she has completed her ministerial appointments. Boris Johnson will probably be the next leader of the Tories, according to the assistant editor of the popular Conservative Home blog. Liberal Democrats gained four seats to amass 12 MPs, but lost its former leader and ex-deputy prime minister Nick Clegg in perhaps the highest-profile casualty in a night of stunning results. (more...)
House Intelligence Committee requests Comey's Trump meeting notes, White House tapes House Intelligence Committee requests Comey's Trump meeting notes, White House tapes
- June 11, 2017

TRUMP: 100%. I didn't say under oath - I hardly know the man, I'm not going to say I want you to pledge allegiance. "Think of that. I hardly know the man". House and Senate investigators have now fired off requests for both Mr Comey's memos and any recordings the White House kept of his private meetings with President Trump . (more...)
Gulf states announce humanitarian hotline for mixed Qatari families
- June 11, 2017

Tillerson also said the blockade by Qatar's neighbours was "hindering US military action in the region, and the campaign against ISIS", using an acronym for the Islamic State group. A Saudi newspaper headline says of Qatar on Monday: "5 Coups in 46 Years-and 6th Coup Not Far Away". Qatar has dismissed the Saudi charges as baseless. (more...)
Gulf leaders trade barbs as Qatar dispute shows no let-up
- June 11, 2017

Qatar Petroleum said it "immediately mobilized all available resources" to mitigate the impact of any action that could hamper its energy supplies to customers around the world. Trump said he had helped to plan the move against Qatar, although a senior administration official told Reuters this week that Washington had had no indication from the Saudis or Emiratis during the visit that they would sever ties with Qatar. (more...)
US intelligence chiefs decline to comment on Trump inquiry
- June 11, 2017

HORSLEY: Trump also reportedly asked the head of the National Security Agency to make a public statement that there was no collusion between Russian hackers and the Trump campaign. NPR cites two sources who said Mueller was on President Donald Trump's shortlist of potential Federal Bureau of Investigation directors after he fired Comey last month. (more...)
DUP agrees principles to back UK Conservatives DUP agrees principles to back UK Conservatives
- June 11, 2017

According to the British media reports, initial talks have begun with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ) after the Conservatives failed to secure a majority in Thursday's United Kingdom elections. Mrs May was working on a Cabinet reshuffle, expected to be limited in extent as the election result means she can not afford to have disgruntled former ministers sniping at her from the backbenches. (more...)
British police name third London Bridge attacker as Youssef Zaghba
- June 11, 2017

On Monday, hundreds of Londoners showed that strength and solidarity by coming together for an evening vigil near the site of the attacks. Seven people died and 48 injured during the attack on the evening of Saturday June 3rd. Friends who were with him at the time said he fell to the ground after confronting one of the assailants. "Our family is hurt by what he did", Dar said. (more...)
DUP to support minority Tory government after 'confidence and supply' deal reached DUP to support minority Tory government after 'confidence and supply' deal reached
- June 11, 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May dispatched her chief whip, Gavin Williamson, to Belfast on Saturday to hold talks with the DUP , which has faced criticism for its conservative views on social issues such as gay marriage and abortion. Joining forces with the hardline Protestant party also threatens London's neutrality in Northern Ireland , which is key to the delicate balance of power in a province once plagued by violence. (more...)
Egypt Intensifies Strikes against ISIS Offshoots in Libya Egypt Intensifies Strikes against ISIS Offshoots in Libya
- June 11, 2017

The Coptic church released a statement , saying, "While we appreciate the fast response by officials in dealing with the event, we hope that necessary procedures are undertaken to avoid such attacks , which damage Egypt's image and cause Egyptians a great deal of pain". (more...)
London attackers planned to use lorry
- June 11, 2017

Multiple petrol bombs were discovered in the van used in the outrage, while a copy of the Koran opened at a page "describing martyrdom" was discovered in the east London bolthole where the three men plotted the attack. "But we also have some quite volatile individuals who go from having what you and I would regard as utterly vile extremist views to being motivated to carry out an attack". (more...)
Why gay rights could be a sticking point for new United Kingdom government Why gay rights could be a sticking point for new United Kingdom government
- June 11, 2017

The DUP is concerned that any arrangement by which Northern Ireland could remain in the European Union, a key demand of the rival Sinn Fein Party, could potentially split Northern Ireland from the rest of Britain. Another Northern Ireland environment minister, Mark Durkan, of the Social Democratic and Labour Party, has described the lack of a policies to address climate change as an "embarrassment" to Stormont. (more...)
Rallies against Islamic law draw counter-protests across US
- June 11, 2017

In New York City, anti-Muslim protesters were outnumbered by counterprotesters who used air horns and cowbells to drown out the other side, the New York Daily news reported . Scholars say there's little to no threat to US democracy from Islamic law. Organizers from a wide range of groups gathered for a flurry of meetings leading up to June 10, resulting in a strong, united message of solidarity. (more...)