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Author: 0 Four Arab states cut diplomatic ties with Qatar citing security

Many expatriate and Saudi travelers use Qatar as their gateway into Saudi Arabia. Yesterday the port of Fujairah issued a notice barring all vessels carrying Qatari flags and any destined for or arriving from Qatari ports. The Qatari statement said Abadi promised to accept a reciprocal invitation to visit Qatar "in the coming period", while adding that the two countries were working to re-establish an Qatari embassy in Iraq.

Author: 0 Putin's dinner with Michael Flynn - 'I didn't even really talk to him'

Putin went on to refute the notions that he has damaging information about President Trump , or that the two leaders share any kind of "special relationship" with each other. A member of the Senate intelligence committee says "we've seen no smoking gun at this point" regarding collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 USA presidential election.

Global Qatar food imports hit after Arab nations cut ties - trade sources
Author: 0 Qatar food imports hit after Arab nations cut ties - trade sources

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters in Sydney on Monday that the spat would not affect the fight against Islamist militants and that Washington has encouraged its Gulf allies to resolve their differences. Qatar is the site of the sprawling al-Udeid Air Base, home to the forward headquarters of the US military's Central Command. Maj. "They feel emboldened that Trump has now supported these regimes and so they are doing something they've wanted to do for many years, which is ...

Global How China overtook the USA in leading the battle against climate change
Author: 0 How China overtook the USA in leading the battle against climate change

China has sought to dominate a wide range of clean power technologies in recent years to address rampant pollution and heavy energy demand. Before the formal EU-China summit got underway, Juncker referred at a business conference with Li to a World Bank report placing China 78th out of 190 countries in terms of the ease of doing business.

Author: 0 Alleged London attacker was a known radical Islamist

The pair and one other man were shot dead by police after killing seven people and injuring 48. Rowley said the security services had stopped 18 plots since 2013, including five since the Westminster attack two months ago. Ten others who were arrested in the east London neighborhood of Barking where the two named suspects had lived remained in custody. The two men rented a van to mow over pedestrians on London Bridge , driving across the bridge and on to Borough Market, where they ...

Author: 0 Pakistani born British citizen named as one of the London attackers

One of Butt's neighbours, Ikenna Chigbo, told Reuters he had chatted with Butt - known locally as "Abz" - just hours before the attack on Saturday and said he appeared "almost euphoric". Forty-eight people, including two police officers, were treated at hospitals. "It's just a fact that, over the last seven years, we as a city have lost 600 million pounds from our budgets".

Global Russian Federation to continue 'good' ties with Persian Gulf states
Author: 0 Russian Federation to continue 'good' ties with Persian Gulf states

Bahrain gave Qatari diplomats 48 hours to leave its territory. Its Gulf Arab neighbors responded with anger, blocking Qatari-based media, including Al-Jazeera. He encouraged Qatar and its neighbours to "sit down together", adding that Washington was ready for "any role that we can play" in helping to overcome divisions.

Author: 0 Corbyn calls for May to resign as PM over police cuts

One day before the attack on Saturday, the City of London Corporation, the city's municipal governing body, said there were no plans to install barriers on London Bridge . The official threat level will remain at "severe", meaning an attack in highly likely. The first victim named in Saturday's attack has been identified as 30-year-old Christine Archibald, a Canadian citizen.

Author: 0 United Kingdom opposition leader calls on May to quit over police cuts

He was known to police and MI5, but there was no intelligence that suggested an attack was being planned. With the London attack dominating attention, a reduction in the number of police officers in England and Wales by nearly 20,000 during May's six years as home secretary from 2010 to 2016 shot to the top of the election agenda.

Author: 0 20 killed in series of Kabul blasts at funeral

The Taliban has denied responsibility for both Wednesday's truck bomb blast and Saturday's attack, but the government blames Wednesday's blast on the Haqqani network, seen as the operational wing of the Taliban. Public anger has mounted after an explosives-laden sewage tanker detonated in Kabul's diplomatic quarter on Wednesday, killing 90 people and wounding hundreds of others in the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital since 2001.

Author: 0 Leaked NSA Document Claims Russian Hacks US Election Information

Before that, however, hackers sent spear-phishing emails to employees of an election software company-the document references VR Systems in Florida but does not explicitly identify the company by name-with a link directing them to a fake Google website requesting their login credentials.

Global Saudi Arabia, Egypt lead Arab states cutting Qatar ties
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia, Egypt lead Arab states cutting Qatar ties

It cited alleged Qatari support of al-Qaida and the Islamic State , also identified as Daesh, ISIS and ISIL. On Monday, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Yemen, Bahrain and Egypt all severed diplomatic ties with Doha . The twist in the tale is that USA also hosts a large military base in Qatar and a split between Doha and its closest allies can have repercussions around the Middle East, where Gulf states have used their financial and political power to influence events in Libya, Egypt, Syria, ...

Author: 0 Fresh raids in wake of London terror attack

The terror network reportedly claimed a "detachment" of its fighters crashed a rented van into a crowd of people on London Bridge before going on a stabbing rampage Saturday night. "We in this country have faced a terrorist threat throughout my life - it changed and morphed and we will change and adapt to what appears to be a new reality for us", she said.

Author: 0 Haley Claims That Trump 'Believes the Climate Is Changing'

Trump has also claimed , however, that climate change is a " hoax " perpetuated by China as an attempt to make the country more competitive against the U.S. " President Trump believes the climate is changing and he believes pollutants are part of the equation", she said. California, New York and Washington, which have formed their own alliance, represent more than one-fifth of U.S.

Author: 0 Uber to Refund Passengers After Prices Surged During London Terror Attack

They drove their hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing people in the area around Borough Market . The three men wore fake suicide vests - to make them even more imposing. "We have had to close police stations, sell police buildings, and we've lost thousands of police staff", he said. In a formal statement posted to Twitter early Sunday morning, Khan condemned the attack and ask that people in London remain vigilant.

Author: 0 President Trump to interview two candidates for Federal Bureau of Investigation director Tuesday

A New York Times report citing notes Comey took after the incident says Trump asked him in relation to the Flynn probe: 'I hope you can let this go'. He blows away their. case against him & now wants to clear his name by showing 'the false or misleading testimony by James Comey , John Brennan.' Witch Hunt!' "I was going to fire Comey knowing there was no good time to do it", Trump told NBC News the week of the firing.

Global The Santa Clarita Public Library Hosts Summer Reading program
Author: 0 The Santa Clarita Public Library Hosts Summer Reading program

Families searching for summer activities in Grant County will be able to find a variety of options at the Bayard Public Library and Silver City Public Library. Giving Tree Music with Steve Turner, a drum circle, will take place Thursday, June 29, 2 p.m., while Its Mad Science, a science show, is set for Thursday, July 13, 2 p.m.

Author: 0 Turkey summons USA ambassador over 'aggressive' acts against bodyguards during Erdogan visit

The Turkish Foreign Ministry said the U.S. ambassador was given a " written and verbal protest " against actions that is said were " contrary to diplomatic rules and practices ". has listed as a terrorist group. Mr Tillerson was facing mounting pressure to denounce the brawl , and even call for President Erdogan's resignation, after the violence outside the Turkish ambassador's residence, which left nine people injured and led to two arrests.

Global Putin says he 'didn't really talk' to Flynn in Moscow
Author: 0 Putin says he 'didn't really talk' to Flynn in Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin claims to have no knowledge of any 2016 meetings between members of his government and President Trump's campaign. The Russian leader said that at the anniversary gala for Russian television network RT in December 2015, his interactions with Flynn were both brief and superficial, according to a partial transcript released by NBC .

Global Putin Dismisses Claims He Has Damaging Information on Trump as 'Nonsense'
Author: 0 Putin Dismisses Claims He Has Damaging Information on Trump as 'Nonsense'

When asked about meetings between the Trump campaign and the Russian ambassador , Putin said "I'm being completely honest with you" before calling it "complete nonsense". The White House appears to be considering raising the issue of executive privilege, but Trump may have a weak case for claiming that his conversations with Comey should be considered private, especially since the president himself has commented publicly about the circumstances surrounding Comey's May 9 firing.

Global Brother of man who dismembered boy found dead in home
Author: 0 Brother of man who dismembered boy found dead in home

A body found wrapped and stuffed inside a Brooklyn closet on Friday is believed to be the brother of Levi Aron , the man who killed and dismembered 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky in 2011, a New York Police Department spokesman confirms to PEOPLE.

Global People of Bihar ruin image of state: Nitish Kumar on topper scam
Author: 0 People of Bihar ruin image of state: Nitish Kumar on topper scam

Mr Kumar, after Lok Samvad programme organised here, told media persons that he had directed to lodge FIR and arrest those involved in toppers scam after it came to light previous year. He was declared the topper of Class 12 Arts stream securing 82.6 per cent, but he stumbled over queries posed by the media on music in which he scored 65 out of 70 in practicals.

Global Justices side with religious hospitals in pension dispute
Author: 0 Justices side with religious hospitals in pension dispute

Advocate is affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She argued that when the legislation was written, the church organizations they were exempting are not the same ones today. If the employees were correct - that Congress meant to burden affiliate-maintained plans with the same establishment requirement as church-maintained plans - you would expect Congress to have said that for purposes of the church exemption the reference to "a plan ...

Global London Bridge attack: Dawn raids in Barking as Islamic State claims responsibility
Author: 0 London Bridge attack: Dawn raids in Barking as Islamic State claims responsibility

Police also shot a bystander as they killed the attackers, but said the person was expected to survive. Washington , Jun 5 US President Donald Trump today returned to his offensive criticism of London's Pakistani- origin mayor Sadiq Khan , calling his assuring statements to Londoners a "pathetic excuse", and renewed the demand for a tougher travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority nations.

Global Gulf rift threatens air travel disruption across region and beyond
Author: 0 Gulf rift threatens air travel disruption across region and beyond

The three Gulf countries and Egypt have accused Qatar of supporting terrorism and destabilizing the region. Qatar Airways does not break down revenue figures for the Gulf region. World football's governing body FIFA on Monday revealed it was in "regular contact" with the organizing committee of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, but did not comment on the recent diplomatic situation.

Author: 0 Macron calls handshake with Trump 'moment of truth'

Their knuckles turned white, their jaws clenched and their faces tightened. US President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron (R) as they attend the unveiling ceremony of the new NATO headquarters in Brussels , on May 25, 2017, during a NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit.

Author: 0 Mattis, Singapore Defense Minister Discuss Mutual Security Interests

Hishammuddin was in Singapore attending the 16th edition of the Asia Security Summit organised by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) for three days, beginning June 2. Hishammuddin said the Five Powers Defence Arrangement Defence Ministers' Meeting, which Malaysia is a part of, has agreed to share intelligence on terrorist threats in Malaysia and Singapore .

Global Protesters Storm Government Ministries in Brazil
Author: 0 Protesters Storm Government Ministries in Brazil

Several thousand anti-government protesters clashed violently with police in the Brazilian capital on Wednesday, smashed windows of several ministry buildings and set tires on fire near Congress , sending black billowing smoke into the air.

Global Arab states cut Qatar ties in major diplomatic crisis
Author: 0 Arab states cut Qatar ties in major diplomatic crisis

Qatar had no immediate reaction to the announcements, and Qatari officials could not be reached for comment, but it has denied supporting terrorism or Iran in the past. Saudi Arabia and the UAE also announced they were suspending flights to Qatar and banned their citizens from travelling to Doha. He encouraged Qatar and its neighbours to "sit down together", adding that Washington was ready for "any role that we can play" in helping to overcome divisions.

Author: 0 France's Macron vows 'immediate retaliation' to Syria chemical attacks

The meeting comes in the wake of the Group of Seven's summit over the weekend where relations with Russian Federation were part of the agenda, making Macron the first Western leader to speak to Putin after the talks. "It would be silly not to use that chance". In response, Putin appeared to deny that Russian hackers targeted the French election ("that would have been impossible"), and he insisted that there was "nothing to discuss" regarding other foreign elections and hacking.

Author: 0 Turkey wants normalized ties between Qatar, Gulf

Key U.S. stock indexes were little changed to lower as investors mostly shrugged off weekend attacks in London and after Arab states cut ties with Qatar over alleged support for Islamist and Iran . The La Liga giants are now sponsored by Qatar Airways , with their logo adorning the famous Blaugrana jerseys since 2013. Qatar's government "expressed deep regret over the decision" and said it was the victim of "an instigation campaign" that is meant to hurt the nation.

Global Survivor called from company bathroom: 'My boss is dead'
Author: 0 Survivor called from company bathroom: 'My boss is dead'

But Demings said authorities could not "connect the incident to any global terrorism". The incident is being characterized as an episode of workplace violence. Paramedics, firefighters, law enforcement and K9 units are on the scene in the parking lot of Gerber Collision and Glass, but is rumored to have occurred at Fiamma, Inc ., an awning company, just south of the Gerber facility.

Author: 0 New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Cast Cast Photos Revealed

Check it out below. It's Rose Tico, played by Kelly Marie Tran . We'll have to wait and see what happens. It may be reading too much into this, but the fact that there are four individual covers is very interesting. How do you feel about the film's lack of a key romance? Photograph by Annie Leibovitz . There is Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, the smouldering, daring X-wing pilot, with his droid BB-8.

Author: 0 Flynn to hand over documents in response to Senate panel's subpoena

In addition to approving subpoenas for Flynn and Cohen, the committee also approved them for their companies , Flynn Intel Group LLC and Michael D. The subpoena for Cohen comes as the congressional investigations into ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation advance beyond formal requests for information from Trump associates.

Author: 0 GOP legislative agenda incomplete, lags as Congress returns

The tax bill would have raised more than $1 billion over two years but was vetoed by Brownback. This claim has been debunked by nonpartisan committee staff. Already, one national Republican group has begun a comprehensive effort to track Warren's every public appearance and add to a dossier of unflattering research on her.

Author: 0 OAS, European Parliament Weigh Venezuela Crisis

Goldman Sachs is being heavily criticized for giving Venezuela's government close to a billion dollars. Goldman Sachs Group Inc's buying of these bonds comes as the socialists economy of Venezuela starts to fall apart. Almost 60 people have been killed since the demonstrations began in early April. Other Venezuelan bonds also rallied, traders said. He challenged the parliament to help "find a peaceful solution to this crisis" and said he would ask its leaders to consider imposing ...

Author: 0 Activist Probing Ivanka Shoe Supplier Detained In China

One of the plants is located in the city of Dongguan in southern Guangdong province, the other is in Ganzhou. An activist investigating working conditions at a supplier for Ivanka Trump's brand in China has been detained, his NGO said Wednesday, putting another spotlight on Chinese business activities linked to the USA presidential family.

Author: 0 Police identify two men behind London terrorist attacks

A picture of the man was posted on Twitter by Howard Mannella, who said, "People fleeing #LondonBridge but the bloke on the right isn't spilling a drop". In March, 52-year-old British national Khalid Masood rammed a vehicle into a crowd on Westminster Bridge and stabbed a police officer, in an attack that left five people dead.

Global Tillerson Says China Must Step Up to Resolve North Korea Issue
Author: 0 Tillerson Says China Must Step Up to Resolve North Korea Issue

China's claims in the South China Sea, through which about US$5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes each year, are contested by Brunei, Malaysia , the Philippines , Taiwan and Vietnam. The United States pushed tough new sanctions against Pyongyang Friday at the U.N. Security Council but they were ultimately blocked by China. U.S Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said the message was clear: "Stop firing ballistic missiles, or face the consequences".

Author: 0 Trump says vile enemy' has waged war on us for too long

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has vowed that officers will "step up a gear" in the wake of the London Bridge terror attack . "A number of people have been detained and are at present being spoken to", a statement said.

Global Melania Trump offers brutal response to Kathy Griffin's gory photo
Author: 0 Melania Trump offers brutal response to Kathy Griffin's gory photo

In a video posted to Instagram , Griffin apologised for the photos. Griffin's annual partner for those Times Square telecasts, CNN correspondent Anderson Cooper, weighed in with his own reprimand: "For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in", he tweeted .

Global New Zealand optimistic of reviving TPP trade deal
Author: 0 New Zealand optimistic of reviving TPP trade deal

TPP officials from each country will meet in Japan in July and further discuss proposals on 10-11 November in Da Nang, Vietnam . But the USA withdrawal has put major doubts over the future of the TPP agreement, a point reinforced in comments made by Vietnam's trade minister.

Global Modi meets German Chancellor Merkel
Author: 0 Modi meets German Chancellor Merkel

Very bad for US. Describing Germany as among India's "most important partners" globally, which is the 7th largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) into India, the Prime Minister cited the examples of German majors in India.

Global Cosby's image as father, family man on the line at sex trial
Author: 0 Cosby's image as father, family man on the line at sex trial

Bill Cosby doesn't plan to testify when he goes on trial Monday on sexual assault charges, but the rambling, remarkable testimony he gave in the accuser's lawsuit could still prove pivotal. The drugs, called Quaaludes, are a sedative that was widely used recreationally in the USA in the 1970s. In 2005, prosecutors had decided not to file criminal charges against Cosby after Constand had filed a civil suit which was settled the following year, according to court documents.

Global Neighbours cut ties with Qatar
Author: 0 Neighbours cut ties with Qatar

Saudi Arabia and the UAE also announced they were suspending flights to Qatar and banned their citizens from travelling to Doha. " The first impression of the US President Donald Trump's visit to the region is the recent tension in the countries' relations ", IRNA news agency quoted Boroujerdi as saying.

Global An Australian is in hospital after the London terrorist attack
Author: 0 An Australian is in hospital after the London terrorist attack

They would have known full well that attacking people in the street would draw armed police in their direction and the fake bomb belts they were wearing would, in their own warped minds, hasten their demise. "We cannot and must not pretend that things can continue as they are", she said. Prime Minister Theresa May was accused on Sunday evening by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn of failing to protect the public by starving the police of funds.

Global Trump Appears Unlikely to Hinder Comey's Testimony About Russia Inquiry
Author: 0 Trump Appears Unlikely to Hinder Comey's Testimony About Russia Inquiry

Flynn, according to a memo by Mr. Comey. "Every one of us, Democrat and Republican, realize that this is one of the most important things we'll ever do", Warner said. Those waiting for shocking new revelations from James Comey in his congressional testimony next week are likely to be disappointed. He has repeatedly questioned the USA intelligence finding that Russian President Vladimir Putin directed an operation meant to swing the election in Trump's favor against Democratic rival ...

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