Putin plays down ties with President Trump's ex-adviser Flynn

Media playback is unsupported on your device Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he barely spoke to former US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn at a dinner in Moscow in 2015. A widely-posted photo of the event has fuelled speculation about possible links between US President Donald Trump’s administration and the Kremlin. But Mr Putin told NBC he was only ...

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Corbyn – 'difficult' talks needed with Saudis after London attack

LONDON Britain needs to have “difficult conversations” with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states about the funding of Islamist extremism, opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday, resuming his election campaign after a deadly attack in London. The Labour party leader, who is hoping to win Thursday’s national election, said the vote should go ahead to show democracy would not ...

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British and Irish Lions 2017: Blues sweat on Sonny Bill Williams injury as Tana Umaga shuts down talk of 2005

The Blues are sweating on the fitness of star All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams ahead of their historic match against the British and Irish Lions on Wednesday after he was provisionally named in the starting XV pending a fitness test on Tuesday, but talk of Wednesday’s match quickly returned to the 2005 incident between Tana Umaga and Brian O’Driscoll. ...

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General election campaign resumes after London terror attack

The general election campaign is resuming in earnest after Saturday’s London terror attack, with the parties setting out their security credentials. Prime Minister Theresa May will return to her core theme of leadership after being criticised by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn over police cuts. The leaders suspended the campaign after the London Bridge attack, in which seven people died. But ...

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Four countries cut links with Qatar over 'terrorism' support

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region. The Saudi state news agency said Riyadh had closed its borders, severing land, sea and air contact. It cited officials as saying it was to “protect its national security from the dangers of terrorism and extremism”. The countries have ...

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Astonishing 3D face of 10,000-YEAR-OLD African caveman discovered in Brazil could settle historic debate

The debate over whether Africans or Asians were the first ancient people to set foot on American soil took an unexpected twist today with the unveiling of the 3D face of a 10,000-year-old African caveman in Brazil. Digital imaging by Brazilian graphic designer, Cicero Moraes, exclusively revealed by Mirror Online, shows the features of a 40- to 50-year-old prehistoric man ...

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Trump criticised for tweet on London mayor after bridge attacks

By Yeganeh Torbati and David Shepardson | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump came under fire on Sunday for criticizing London’s mayor in the aftermath of attacks in the city that killed seven people and injured at least 48 others. In a tweet, Trump seized on comments by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who said Britons should not be alarmed to ...

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'We don't scare,' U.S. defence secretary Mattis says after London attack

By Idrees Ali | SYDNEY SYDNEY U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday the United States and its allies would continue to fight against Islamist extremists and would not be scared by attacks against the West by the Islamic State group. British Prime Minister Theresa May has said Britain must be tougher in stamping out Islamist extremism after attackers ...

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Russia's Putin denies having compromising information on Trump

By Phil Stewart and David Brunnstrom | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON Russian President Vladimir Putin strongly denied he had any compromising material about U.S. President Donald Trump in a sometimes combative televised interview broadcast on Sunday. “Well, this is just another load of nonsense,” Putin said on NBC News’ “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly,” when asked whether he had any damaging information ...

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Trump criticised for tweet on London mayor after bridge attacks

By Yeganeh Torbati and David Shepardson | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump came under fire on Sunday for criticizing London’s mayor in the aftermath of attacks in the city that killed seven people and injured at least 48 others. In a tweet, Trump seized on comments by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who said Britons should not be alarmed to ...

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