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Police kill suspected driver in Barcelona attack

Police shot dead five young terrorists after the Cambrils attack, all of them from Ripoll or a neighbouring town. At least two people died in the bomb factory blast and four people are under arrest. Four of the terrorists who were killed at Cambrils were shot by a single police officer. Among them was Abouyaaqoub’s cousins Mohamed and Omar Hychami. Abouyaaqoub, his brother and cousins were all of Moroccan origin. Relatives in M’rirt, 90 miles...

Trump challenges Putin on election interference at high-stakes G20 meeting

  “It’s an honour to be with you,” Mr Trump told Mr Putin, who responded: “I’m delighted to meet you personally.” Both sides listed a wide range of topics discussed, including Russia’s alleged meddling in the US election. Climate change and trade are set to dominate the two-day G20 meeting. Violent clashes between protesters and police have taken place in the streets outside the venue, with dozens left...

White House accused of smear threat

President Trump has a very different account of what happened. “FAKE NEWS,” he tweeted during “Morning Joe” Friday morning. But Scarborough says he has proof of the White House threats — he replied to Trump and said “I have texts from your top aides and phone records.” And an NBC News spokesman told CNN that Scarborough kept several executives apprised of the alleged threats “contemporaneously.”...

Trump travel ban injunction partly lifted by top US court

US court The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review a series of lower-court rulings blocking the Trump administration’s controversial travel ban on Monday, setting up a major showdown over presidential power and religious discrimination. In an unsigned order issued on the Court’s last day before its summer recess, the justices scheduled oral arguments in the case for when they return in October. They also partially lifted the lower courts’ injunctions...

Donald Trump’s UK state visit in fresh doubt

Queen Elizabeth II read out a list of the government’s intentions at a tumultuous time for Britain. It included eight bills centered on the UK leaving the European Union, and measures to address recent terror attacks in Manchester and London, as well as last week’s deadly apartment block fire. The agenda is essentially a watered down version of the Conservative Party’s election campaign manifesto, a document widely blamed for the...

Portugal forest fires, 62 victims

A raging wildfire ripped through central Portugal, killing 62 people and injuring dozens more in what officials describe as the “greatest wildfire tragedy of recent years.” The government has declared three days of mourning. At least 54 people were injured in the blaze Saturday, including eight firefighters and a child. Four of the firefighters are in critical condition Sunday, according to Paulo Santos, an operations and emergencies official...

9 questions Donald Trump needs to answer

Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication…and WOW, Comey is a leaker!” he tweeted early on Friday. Mr Comey told Congress under oath he believed he was fired to influence his investigation into the Trump campaign. The ex-FBI boss led one of several Russia inquiries before he was sacked. It is not clear what falsehoods Mr Trump is referring to but his lawyer has rejected as untrue several key parts of Mr...

Who said what, James Comey testifies

7 things we overheard at DC bars “Don’t people have jobs?” “I called in sick for this.” ‘Covfefe Cocktail’ ‘Ooh, oh, no he didn’t!’ ‘Even my dog is watching’ ‘BINGO!’ No-Trump-tweet Bud Lights Up until now we’ve only had media leaks to go on, plus denials from the White House. But on Thursday Mr Comey went on the record before the Senate Intelligence Committee. His...

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt cut off relations with Qatar

They say Qatar backs militant groups including so-called Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda, which Qatar denies. The Saudi state news agency SPA said Riyadh had closed its borders, severing land, sea and air contact with the tiny peninsula of oil-rich Qatar. Qatar called the decision “unjustified” and with “no basis in fact”. The unprecedented move is seen as a major split between powerful Gulf countries, who are also close US...

London attack: Six killed in vehicle and stabbing incidents

At least six people have been killed and 30 injured in a terror attack in central London, with police shooting three suspected assailants dead. According to a statement by Metropolitan police assistant commissioner for specialist operations, Mark Rowley, the attack began late Saturday night, when a white van stuck pedestrians on London Bridge. The suspects then left the vehicle and “a number of people were stabbed, including an on-duty...