Author: 0 Diplomatic crisis in Gulf; nations cut ties with Qatar

Trump has tried to promote. In a statement, the UAE announced its full support for the Saudi stance toward Qatar , saying the Gulf state has threatened stability and security in the region , and has manipulated and shirked responsibilities and agreements made with other Gulf states.

Author: 0 Saudi Arabia shuts Al Jazeera office amid row with Doha

Kuwait, a member of the six-nation GCC alliance, did not join other states in severing ties with Qatar . Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani became one of the youngest emirs in Qatar's history when he assumed power in June 2013 at the age of 33.

Author: 0 Diplomatic Rift Between Gulf Arab Allies And Qatar Presents Fresh Challenges

Several countries have cut ties with the tiny Gulf state over accusations of supporting extremism in the region. The crisis could also have consequences for football's World Cup, which is due to be hosted in Qatar in 2022. "I know the website has had non Qatar-based sponsors pull out since the announcement", she said. "It is obvious that the United States authorities will not give an opportunity to Iran to do a political maneuver during President Donald Trump's term, as it was during ...

Global Trump berates Dems of slow-walking his nominees
Author: 0 Trump berates Dems of slow-walking his nominees

As of May 20, 35 of Trump's nominees have been confirmed and 59 have been sent but not yet confirmed by the Senate. As part of a Monday morning tweetstorm, Trump wrote that Democrats "are taking forever" to confirm his nominees, including ambassadors.

Global Andy Murray pays tribute to Manchester and London victims in French Open
Author: 0 Andy Murray pays tribute to Manchester and London victims in French Open

Two consecutive straight-sets wins have conserved energy and he has as good a chance of anyone of making the final from his half of the draw. "Yeah, I expected a very tough match". "I'm starting to feel better". "It was a really great first set and I'm really pleased with how I battled", said Wawrinka, who was aided by a Fognini knee injury.

Global White House looking for healthcare vote this summer, tax reform in fall
Author: 0 White House looking for healthcare vote this summer, tax reform in fall

While that hearing is ostensibly on aspects of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the witnesses are expected to be asked a number of questions about Russian Federation, the election and Comey. The power dates back to USA vs. Nixon, the 1974 Supreme Court case. White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the announcement on Monday, ending rumors that the president would attempt to block him from testifying before Congress despite warnings that such a measure would ...

Author: 0 Sudan expresses concern over Arab-Qatar rift, offers to mediate

The crisis was likely to have wide-ranging consequences, for Qatar and its citizens as well as the Middle East and Western interests. Qatar, home to about 10,000 USA troops and the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup , criticized the move as a "violation of its sovereignty".

Author: 0 UK police name two London attackers, say one previously known to them

The 27-year-old was known to the security services, but there was no evidence the attack was being planned. Butt, 27, was a British citizen who was born in Pakistan , while Redouane, 31 claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan. "MSM is working hard to sell it!" The attackers rammed pedestrians with a van before launching frenzied stabbings in the market. The three assailants were shot dead by police.

Global Gianfonte Apologizes To Reporter He Choke Slammed
Author: 0 Gianfonte Apologizes To Reporter He Choke Slammed

The final unofficial tally in Thursday's election showed wealthy Republican businessman Greg Gianforte with 50.2 percent of the vote, compared to Democratic musician Rob Quist with 44.1 percent. "I've learned my electors wait until the last minute", she said. Gianforte: I'm sick and exhausted of you guys. Greg Gianforte was correct in issuing an apology for an alleged assault against a reporter, Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel said Thursday.

Global Determined fight against tobacco need of hour, says minister
Author: 0 Determined fight against tobacco need of hour, says minister

Many children in tobacco-growing families miss class/school because they are needed to work in the tobacco fields, thus preventing them from attending schools and exposing them to hazardous chemicals. - Up to 10 billion of the 15 billion cigarettes sold daily are disposed in the environment. Once in the hands of the consumer, tobacco smoke emissions spewed thousands of tonnes of human carcinogens, toxic substances and greenhouse gases into the environment.

Author: 0 What's at stake for the US after Qatar hit with diplomatic crisis

It also follows weeks of rising tensions between Doha and its neighbours, including Qatari accusations of a concerted media campaign against the kingdom and the alleged hacking of its official news agency. In Sydney, Tillerson said he didn't believe the diplomatic crisis would affect the war against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. The current and former USA officials said they were unable to identify precisely what may have triggered the four countries' coordinated decision to ...

Author: 0 Hillary Clinton Criticizes Donald Trump Over His Response to London Terror Attack

He referred to an interview Khan gave to BBC in which he told Londoners that they "will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days". - President Donald Trump lashed out at his own Justice Department Monday for seeking the Supreme Court's backing for a "watered down, politically correct version" of the travel ban he signed in March instead of a broader directive that was also blocked by the courts.

Global Qatar minister calls for calm as diplomatic crisis spirals
Author: 0 Qatar minister calls for calm as diplomatic crisis spirals

The news agency released a statement in which it accused Qatar of "harbouring a multitude of terrorist and sectarian groups that aim to create instability in the region". It wasn't clear if the decision would affect American military operations. In March 2014, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain recalled their ambassadors from Qatar over that rift.

Author: 0 Trump's Saudi visit responsible for tensions in Gulf: Iranian MP

Differences arose again in May, when Saudi Arabia blocked access to Qatari news networks, including AL Jazeera, after they broadcast comments purportedly by Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani criticizing Saudi Arabia . Egypt's Foreign Ministry accused Qatar of taking an "antagonist approach" toward Egypt and said " all attempts to stop it from supporting terrorist groups failed".

Global Bounty hunters didn't tell Greenville PD about their plans
Author: 0 Bounty hunters didn't tell Greenville PD about their plans

Fidel Garcia and Gabriel Bernal, two bounty hunters tracking the fugitive, Ramon Michael Hutchinson, ended their hunt with a volley of gunfire that left all three men dead inside a Texas Nissan vehicle dealership earlier this week. "Unfortunately Mr. Hutchinson was more prepared for a gunfight". When the dust cleared, the three men were dead. No one else was injured in the altercation.

Author: 0 Trump renews Khan attack despite May comments

The three men, who wore fake suicide vests, were shot to death by police. Three Metropolitan Police officers and one British Transport Police officer were injured during the attack, the police said in a statement Monday , and one of the officers is still in serious condition.

Global Trump Uses Twitter To Go After London Mayor
Author: 0 Trump Uses Twitter To Go After London Mayor

Shortly after he was elected, ending eight years of conservative leadership, Khan sharply criticized Trump's proposed ban on Muslims from entering the US, which the candidate proposed after the terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2015 killed 130 people.

Author: 0 Theresa May: Trump 'wrong' to attack London mayor

Trump initially said the attack showed it was time to "stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people". Inspired by the call for meaningful action, some people pledged to make donations to shelters, soup kitchens and other community groups.

Author: 0 Egypt has not banned dealing in Qatari riyal, central bank says

Qatar, home to about 10,000 USA troops and the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, criticized the move as a "violation of its sovereignty". Saudi Arabia closed its land border with Qatar, through which the tiny Gulf nation and worldwide travel hub imports most of its food, sparking a run on supermarkets.

Author: 0 'Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly' Makes A Tepid Debut

I longed for one of the incredulous reactions 60 Minutes correspondents like Mike Wallace and Ed Bradley were famous for when an interview source told a whopper, saying "come on" with a look that told the viewer they weren't buying what they were just told.

Author: 0 With Dems Focused On Russia, One GOP Congressman Turns To 'Unmasking'

Cohen & Associates PC, Representatives Mike Conaway (R-Texas) and Adam Schiff (D-California) said on Wednesday afternoon. Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) named three former Obama administration officials suspected of illegal unmasking: Susan Rice, John Brennan and Samantha Power.

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors win Game 2 of NBA Finals over Cleveland Cavaliers

A rebound late in the third quarter also enabled James to move level with Magic Johnson for the most triple-doubles in finals history (eight). "I don't think there are many teams in the league where their backup (small-ball center) is better than their starter", Green said. The Cavs wanted to be more physical and they were.

Author: 0 Qatar Slams Decisions to Cut Diplomatic Ties

Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates made no demands of Qatar as their decision plunged the global travel hub into chaos and ignited the biggest diplomatic crisis in the Gulf since the 1991 war against Iraq. Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain have given all Qatari visitors and residents two weeks to leave their territory. "There's an acknowledgement that a lot of Qatari behavior is quite worrisome not just to our Gulf neighbors but to the US", said the senior ...

Global UK opposition leader urges PM to quit over police cuts
Author: 0 UK opposition leader urges PM to quit over police cuts

Mr Corbyn also denied he had ever opposed the police having a "shoot-to-kill" policy when dealing with terror attacks, pointing out that an internal BBC investigation of an interview in which he discussed the issue in 2015 had found the report to be inaccurate.

Global Premier League Mourinho admits Man United kids need more time
Author: 0 Premier League Mourinho admits Man United kids need more time

Still, these are exciting times for United . " It means everything . It means the third trophy and going back to the Champions League and winning a European trophy and playing Super League in Macedonia in August and means for the club the last piece of the puzzle".

Author: 0 UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn urges PM to quit over police cuts

What many don't know, however, is that May also presided over drastic cuts to the United Kingdom police force which led to 20,000 officers losing their jobs. However she did say that highly-mobile armed officers available in London 24-hours a day was the best solution. In an interview with the Evening Standard , the May said her government was "protecting police budgets".

Global Trump renews criticism of London Mayor Khan over attack
Author: 0 Trump renews criticism of London Mayor Khan over attack

On Sunday, after a BBC interview in which Khan told Londoners not to be alarmed by an increased police presence in the United Kingdom capital, Trump tweeted: "At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is "no reason to be alarmed!" A Khan spokesman replied: "He has more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump's ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context his remarks urging Londoners not to be alarmed when they saw more ...

Author: 0 ISIL claims responsibility for London attack

The focus is back on Pakistan and this time in connection with the London Bridge terror attack. Luckily she had a full fridge. May said the series of attacks were not connected in terms of planning and execution, but were inspired by what she called a "single, evil ideology of Islamist extremism" that represented a perversion of Islam and of the truth.

Author: 0 Ariana Grande Honors Manchester Victims at Emotional 'One Love' Concert

The "One Love Manchester" benefit concert by Grande and other pop stars went on as planned in the United Kingdom city, which is still recovering from a suicide bombing at Grande's show there two weeks ago. "But love conquers fear and love conquers hate, and this love you chose will give you strength and it's our greatest power". "Thank you so much". So far a whopping £10million has been raised for the 'We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, ' with £2million raised during just the first ...

Author: 0 Arab nations cut ties with Qatar in major row

The Saudi official news agency said cutting ties with Qatar is to "protect national security from the dangers of terrorism and extremism". The move came weeks after Trump visited Saudi Arabia . Despite Doha's official denial, media outlets in several Gulf countries reported the emir's comments as fact. Bahrain said Qatar was undermining its security by supporting "acts of terror and financing armed groups associated with Iran" to carry out attacks on its territories.

Author: 0 Abedi's brother released without charge

Libyan security services reportedly investigated Abedi over fears he was being "remote controlled" by extremists in Tripoli. A further six people who were arrested since the attack on 22 May have been released without charge. British police said they released a 23-year old man who was arrested in connection with a suicide bomb attack in Manchester , which killed 22 people and injured dozens at a British concert by USA singer Ariana Grande .

Global Indian ship with relief materials arrives in flood hit SL
Author: 0 Indian ship with relief materials arrives in flood hit SL

The foreign ministry requested assistance from the United Nations and other countries. But officials said most reservoirs were now so full they were in danger of spilling over and flooding communities living downstream. The Indian Navy too has been pressed into action to help the island nation with INS Kirch operating in Bay of Bengal being diverted to Colombo to render immediate assistance in flood relief operations.

Author: 0 Multiple deaths reported in Orlando, Florida shooting

Jennifer Blevins panicked when she heard the news about the shooting at the business northeast of Orlando where her father works. Authorities had confronted Neumann once before at the Fiamma Inc . He was not charged in that case. The Orange County sheriff's office says it hopes to identify the gunman in a workplace shooting near Orlando at its next briefing this afternoon.

Global British Prime Minister Says Police Have Identified 3 Attackers
Author: 0 British Prime Minister Says Police Have Identified 3 Attackers

The London Bridge terror attack , which was the third to take place in the United Kingdom in the past three months, involved a white van driving into pedestrians on London Bridge, before the attackers got out at Borough Market and stabbed pedestrians and diners at local restaurants.

Global Tourists warned of deadly floods in Sri Lanka
Author: 0 Tourists warned of deadly floods in Sri Lanka

Rescuers had set up 185 camps for displaced people and the town of Matara in the south of the island was being evacuated because of the risk of flooding, the spokesman said. A third Indian Naval Ship, INS Jalashwa, with additional relief material, is expected to reach Colombo soon. Last year, in the aftermath of the disaster that cyclone Roanu brought, PickMe introduced a "flood relief" button that allowed users to call for a vehicle to pick up relief and donations which were forwarded ...

Global Iraq starts new assault on Islamic State group in Mosul
Author: 0 Iraq starts new assault on Islamic State group in Mosul

General Shaban Nasiri, high-ranking commander of the IRGC, was killed during clashes with the IS in the area between Qairawan and Baaj on May 26. The coalition has adapted its intelligence gathering tactics to better identify where civilians are located, Isler said.

Author: 0 The Arab tension over Qatar

In a statement, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said Egypt chose to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar in light of the Gulf Arab state's persistence to take a path against Egypt , and the failure of any attempts to prevent it from supporting terrorist organizations, topped by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Author: 0 Saudi shuts Al-Jazeera office in Qatar row

Saudi Arabia yesterday shut the local office of Qatar's Al-Jazeera global news channel after the kingdom and other Arab states severed ties with the emirate. "The Qatari Government will take all necessary measures to ensure this and to thwart attempts to influence and harm the Qatari society and economy", it said.

Author: 0 Saudi, Bahrain, Egypt, UAE cut ties with Qatar over terrorism

Saudi Arabia , Egypt , the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed their ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing the wealthy Gulf Arab state of supporting terrorism. "We took all the necessary precautions to ensure normal life", the statement said. Egypt said it would also suspend air links with Qatar from Tuesday and gave Doha's ambassador 48 hours to leave.

Author: 0 US Military: No Plans To Change Our Posture On Qatar

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut relations with Qatar in a coordinated move. Qatar Airways said on its official website on Monday that it had suspended all flights to Saudi Arabia. USA officials insisted that the rift would not affect the regional coalition fighting Islamic State. "I am confident there will be no implications", Mattis said.

Global May, Corbyn face tough television grilling from voters
Author: 0 May, Corbyn face tough television grilling from voters

If she fails to handsomely beat the 12-seat majority her predecessor David Cameron won in 2015, her electoral gamble will have failed and her authority will be undermined both inside the Conservative Party and at talks with 27 other European Union leaders.

Global Trump attacks London Mayor Sadiq Khan over misconstrued statement - again
Author: 0 Trump attacks London Mayor Sadiq Khan over misconstrued statement - again

In his Monday's outburst, Trump also attacked the media for supporting Khan, saying they were "working hard" to sell the mayor's argument. The president's decision to lash out at the London mayor was widely questioned, with several critics asking why Trump was picking a fight with Khan as his city attempts to recover from Saturday's attacks.

Author: 0 Union of Arab Media hails decision to cut off ties with Qatar

The United States approved two large military contracts totaling more than $1.4 billion on Monday after promising Saudi Arabia a huge arms package to counter any threat from Iran . Persistent gains in US production also dragged on benchmark crude prices, traders said . Qatar hosts the largest United States military base in the Middle East and is set to host the 2022 football World Cup.

Author: 0 China welcomes Modi's remarks on Sino-India border

France and India have launched the Global Solar Alliance aimed at developing solar energy and making it accessible to all. Nasa's Goddard Institute for Space Studies says the world's average temperature has risen by about 0.8C since 1880, two-thirds of that since 1975.

Author: 0 Iran official blames Trump visit for Qatar rift

Qatar has relentlessly denied claims supporting militant groups in the region. Qatar is also home to the sprawling al-Udeid Air Base, which is home to the USA military's Central Command and some 10,000 American troops. He highlighted the importance of unity within the Gulf Cooperation Council , which Qatar is a member of, and said, "We certainly would encourage the parties to sit down together and address these differences".

Author: 0 Trump set to make debut on Washington's social scene

As he was tweeting, counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway went on the "Today" show to criticize the media for what she called their "obsession with covering everything he says on Twitter and very little of what he does as president".

Author: 0 Trump lashes out at DOJ over travel ban legal strategy

Later Monday evening, Trump reiterated his stance, putting the words travel ban in all caps. "They said this was a matter of urgency". "This is a temporary pause that allows us to better review the existing refugee and visa vetting system".

Author: 0 Philippine police questioning driver in casino attack probe

Islamic State claimed that the attack on Resorts World Manila Friday was carried out by a jihadist who it suggested was from the Philippines . "The message of what happened to my son is people should not get hooked on gambling so their families won't get destroyed", she said.Albayalde said the man had sold off property to support his gambling habit of at least several years, including a vehicle.

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