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Munich railway station shooting leaves several wounded

Munich railway station shooting leaves several wounded

One person has been arrested. Officials have not given further details on a motive but said they do not believe it is terror related. The area around the suburban train station Unterföhring is being cordoned off. Helicopters, special police commandos and police responded to the scene and secured the area, located northeast suburb of the Bavarian city. The sole male perpetrator was motivated by personal reasons. Read More

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Woman charged with top-secret leak denied bond

Woman charged with top-secret leak denied bond

Court records say victor admitted to mailing a copy of the classified report to a news outlet when an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent interviewed her at her home Saturday. She follows several "rogue" Twitter accounts created to look like they are run by federal agencies. Victor worked for a US government contractor in Augusta. Read More

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Boris Johnson denies plot to topple UK PM Theresa May

As she sat taking in the morning sun next to Wakefield's cathedral, the Conservative voter mused on how Corbyn had led a campaign focusing on national issues such as funding the beloved National Health Service. In the meantime, I want to place on record my sorrow for the Conservative Members of Parliament who lost their seats, several of whom are close friends. Read More

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Merkel Urges Speedy Brexit Talks after UK Vote

Merkel Urges Speedy Brexit Talks after UK Vote

Smith would undoubtedly surprise those in Westminster with his voting choice -- despite being a committed Brexiteer, he opted for the pro-EU Liberal Democrat party. "We will wait for the results of these elections but meetings (on Brexit ) are going to begin and we are going to defend the interests of the 27 countries which will be in the European Union in the future", Merkel said on Friday. Read More

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Jeremy Paxman hits May with brutal Brexit 'blowhard' jibe

She frequently referred to former Cabinet colleague Ken Clarke's description of her as a "bloody hard woman" and said she was ready to walk away from negotiations if there was only a "bad deal" on offer. University of Strathclyde professor John Curtice, speaking to Reuters, said: "Theresa May is certainly the overwhelming favourite to win but crucially, we are in the territory now where how well she is going to win is uncertain". Read More

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Ivanka Trump says her father is optimistic

Ivanka Trump says her father is optimistic

Facing mounting criticism for not speaking out against some of the more conservative policies of her father's presidency, Ivanka Trump appears to be on a bit of a public image overhaul. "Ultimately", she summarized, "we're really focused on why the American people elected Donald Trump president". Noting that there were six million available jobs in the US, she said the White House was "trying to bridge the gap between skills and the jobs". Read More

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Moscow protest location changed, raising fear of arrests

Moscow protest location changed, raising fear of arrests

Similar crowds turned out in March, rattling officials who had perceived the younger generation as largely apolitical. Putin is expected to seek another term in 2018, and Navalny has already announced his intentions to run. In a statement reported by state news agency Tass, police said Navalny would be charged with failure to follow police orders and violation of public order. Read More

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Tapwrit wins Belmont Stakes

The horse's Japanese connections had hoped he would still make the race, but Epicharis had not been sent out to train since Tuesday. "That's always an advantage", Pletcher said. He was found to be lame on Wednesday and was treated with anti-inflammatory medication Wednesday and Thursday. The track at Belmont is 1 ½ miles long. Read More

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Some states review election systems for signs of intrusion

The NSA report adds significant new detail to previous USA intelligence assessments that alleged Russia-backed hackers had compromised elements of America's electoral machinery. The U.S. elections system is a patchwork of more than 3,000 jurisdictions overseen by the states with nearly no federal oversight or standards. The NSA document says Russian military intelligence first targeted employees of a Florida voting systems supplier in August. Read More

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No bond for woman accused of leaking top-secret documents

The NSA document provided technical details on what it said were Russian attempts to hack election officials in the United States and a voting-machine firm before the US presidential election in November. Winner's attorney, Titus Nichols, told ABC News prior to Thursday's hearing that his client planned to plead not guilty. The NSA report, dated May 5, provides details of a 2016 Russian cyberattack on a U.S. Read More

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Darjeeling reels under violence over Bengali language issue

Darjeeling reels under violence over Bengali language issue

Army was deployed on Thursday in Darjeeling following the violent protest by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and its 12-hour strike against proposal to make Bengali language compulsory in government schools. "Strike, bandh can not be called for every other issue. Today the police resorted to unprovoked baton charge and firing of tear gas shells", GJM general secretary Roshan Giri said. Read More

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After London attack, May faces election heat over police cuts

After London attack, May faces election heat over police cuts

A 32-year-old man is believed to be one of victims who died in the London Bridge terror attack after his bank card was found on a body at the scene. Scotland Yard says he also used the name Rachid Elkhdar, as well as a different date of birth which made him five years younger. When she confronted him, the attacker allegedly told her he "would do whatever is required in the name of Allah". Read More

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Shooting at parliament wounds security guard

Alison translates the extremist group's message: "Fighters from the Islamic State have attacked the Khomeini shrine and the parliament building in central Tehran ". News agencies ISNA and Fars said three people had been shot, including at least one security guard. The news agency reported that a second attacker is now surrounded by security officers. Read More

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Timeline: How events unfolded in London's latest attack

Timeline: How events unfolded in London's latest attack

Khuram Shazad Butt , aged 27, was a British citizen born in Pakistan, who was already known to police and Britain's domestic spy agency MI5, London's police force said. A vigil for the victims will take place at nearby Tower Bridge on Monday evening. Addressing the attackers, he said: "We will defeat you". London Mayor Sadiq Khan praised the quick response from law enforcement. Read More

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Mats Point: Wilander tells it straight on Day Three at Roland Garros

Mats Point: Wilander tells it straight on Day Three at Roland Garros

It stretches back to the Australian Open in 2015, at which the American made her first Slam semifinal (but excludes this year's Australian Open, which she missed due to injury). "The key at Roland Garros is not to rile the crowd". You know, I want to play the kind of tennis that's consistent and aggressive, inspired. Dominic Thiem thrust himself into the limelight with a breakthrough performance at last year's tournament as he reached the semi-finals. Read More

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Donald Trump is backing out of the UN's Paris climate change deal

He said solar power grew 50 percent previous year, with China and the United States in the lead, and in both those countries "new renewable energy jobs now outstrip those created in the oil and gas industries". Responding to Trump's pointing to his city, Pittsburgh, Mayor Bill Peduto called the decision "disastrous for our planet, for cities such as Pittsburgh", and a step that "has made America weaker and the world less safe". Read More

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Penn State making changes to Greek system after pledge death

Penn State making changes to Greek system after pledge death

The university said today it's also begun conversations about legislative initiatives, including support for a congressional proposal to expand Clery Act reporting (which requires schools that receive federal funding to distribute a public annual security report) to include hazing violations and more discussions "with state officials on ways to strengthen penalties for hazing, especially hazing that includes alcohol, and on increased statewide educational initiatives on the dangers of hazing ... Read More

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Trump lashes out at leaks, considers staff upheaval

A rattled White House braced Monday for a fresh wave of scrutiny in the ever-widening investigation into Russian election meddling, as President Donald Trump rallied behind his embattled son-in-law and top aide Jared Kushner . National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster told reporters in an off-camera news conference that he does not find backchannel communications with Russian Federation problematic . Read More

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Ariana Grande Announces Benefit Concert for Manchester Victims

Ariana Grande Announces Benefit Concert for Manchester Victims

Police fear the Manchester suicide bomber may have made a second bomb, after raids on his home uncovered a stash of chemical explosives, it has been reported . Manchester fell silent Thursday, May 25th, as thousands of people from across Europe gathered to honor the victims of the deadly attack. Morning talk show host Piers Morgan also slammed the pop star, asking why she didn't stay in Manchester to visit injured victims in hospital. Read More

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