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Author: 0 Qatar rejects as baseless terrorism blacklist by four Arab states

The news agency hack in late May sparked the recent tensions in the Gulf that spilled into the open Monday when Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates cut off diplomatic ties to Qatar and moved to isolate it from the larger world.

Author: 0 Melbourne siege being treated as terrorism

Once the woman arrived at the address, Khayre killed the building's 36-year-old Chinese-Australian concierge and took her hostage. He had called a female escort and arranged to meet with her at the said location. The escort escaped unharmed but three police officers were injured in the firefight. A male caller told Seven Network the attack was related to ISIS .

Global UAE bans people from publishing sympathy towards Qatar
Author: 0 UAE bans people from publishing sympathy towards Qatar

Trump said he'd told the kings, presidents and prime ministers that funding "radical ideology" can't be tolerated, and "Leaders pointed to Qatar-look!" They said they would take a hard line on funding extremism, and all reference was pointing to Qatar.

Author: 0 Kashmir Valley peaceful amid curfew, separatist shutdown

One civilian was killed and dozens of others injured Saturday after massive anti-India protests and clashes erupted in Indian-controlled Kashmir following the killing of a prominent rebel commander and his associate in a gunbattle with government forces in the disputed region.

Author: 0 Israel 'not ready' for peace

But in the 50 years since , that success has given way to the heavy burden of maintaining the occupation , and confronting the violence and global condemnation that have come with it. Palestinians are prepared to accept Israeli major settlement blocs built in East Jerusalem and the West Bank but demand territorial compensation.

Global SNP manifesto sets out 'triple lock' for second referendum
Author: 0 SNP manifesto sets out 'triple lock' for second referendum

The document launched on Tuesday states: "At the end of the Brexit process, when the final terms of the deal are known, it is right that Scotland should have a choice about our future". She added that an SNP victory in Scotland would "strengthen the country's hand" in Brexit negotiations. Sturgeon pointed to other times May has changed her mind.

Author: 0 UAE postal service halts services to embattled Qatar

Phone numbers were provided for the call centre available for enquiries in the UAE, Saudi Arabia , Bahrain and Qatar. Some banks in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain are cutting their exposure to Qatar. Turkey has brought forward a troop deployment to Qatar before apparently being nudged into a more even-handed approach when United States defense officials renewed praise of Doha, mindful of the major usa military base hosted by Qatar that serves, in part, as a launchpad for strikes on ...

Author: 0 Tucker: Why Did Comey Treat Trump & Clinton Differently?

In his opening monologue tonight, Tucker Carlson reacted to former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. They are that the Republican president himself was not under investigation, and Comey gave an account of his conversation with Trump to a friend who shared it with a news outlet.

Author: 0 Police investigate Resorts World Manila management

But at this time the Philippines government has concluded the identified Resorts World Manila gunman was a lone wolf attack by Jessie Javier Carlos and he was motivated by robbery, not terrorism. "This became the cause of misunderstanding with his wife and parents", Mr Albayade said. Police said they are still investigating how Mr. Carlos was able to carry out the attack and will meet this week with the heads of security of all the major casinos to review security protocols.

Global Johnson Sees No Reason for United Kingdom to Revoke Invitation to Trump
Author: 0 Johnson Sees No Reason for United Kingdom to Revoke Invitation to Trump

Trump on Monday doubled down on his attacks on the London mayor, tweeting: " Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his " no reason to be alarmed " statement". " Sadiq Khan is doing a good job, and it's wrong to say anything else - he's doing a good job", British Prime Minister Teresa May said. Khan's spokesperson also said that the Mayor has priorities to attend to rather than reply to Trump's "ill-informed tweets".

Author: 0 In Testimony Over Russian Probe, Comey Accuses Trump of Lying

Comey told lawmakers during an open hearing Thursday that the FBI expected Sessions to recuse himself because of factors "that would make his continued involvement in a Russian Federation investigation problematic", though he declined to say what those factors were.

Author: 0 Body found in search of 8th London Bridge Victim

Butt, 27, was a British citizen born in Pakistan . Police and the security agencies are facing questions about whether they missed chances to thwart the attack . However, they did not arrest him because he held an Italian passport, and "having extremist material on a phone isn't against the law in Italy", according to the CNN report.

Global London police have found another body while searching for missing victim
Author: 0 London police have found another body while searching for missing victim

People near the scene of the recent attack observe a minute's silence in tribute to the victims of the attack at London Bridge and Borough Market, in central London , Britain June 6, 2017. Police have identified the attackers as Youssef Zaghba, a 22-year-old Italian national of Moroccan descent, Khuram Shazad Butt , 27, a Pakistan-born Briton, and Rachid Redouane , 30, a self-described Moroccan-Libyan dual national.

Author: 0 Theresa May confirms she will stay as Britain's prime minister

The UK election has delivered a hung parliament with no party able to win a majority , but incumbent Prime Minister Theresa May intends to stay on as Conservatives leader, the BBC is reporting. "I would have thought that's enough to go, actually, and make way for a government that will be truly representative of all of the people of this country", he added.

Global Reinsurers face losses from South Africa storm and fires
Author: 0 Reinsurers face losses from South Africa storm and fires

At least eight people have been killed in the storms and fires that have been raging in the town and other areas of the Western Cape region. It cited Anton Bredell, a local official. The fires in Knysna and nearby areas destroyed hundreds of homes and forced the evacuation of thousands of people. He also adds that if residents spot any fires, they should contact the fire brigade.

Author: 0 Trump to Iran: states backing terror risk 'falling victim' themselves

Lifting economic sanctions saved Iran's economy, GOP lawmakers added, and allowed the country to funnel more money to terrorist groups. The White House statement, which mentioned how Iranian people were "going through such challenging times", came as the US Senate advanced legislation that would impose new sanctions on the Islamic Republic, partly for what the bill described as Iran's "support for acts of worldwide terrorism".

Author: 0 India, Pakistan join China, Russia in Central Asia grouping

During the day, PM Modi also reiterated his stand on the issue of terrorism and said that it was a major threat to humanity and all the nations had to make concerted efforts to counter the menace. "Kazakhstan is seeking an improved transport network, and the Belt and Road Initiative can help advance the inter-connectivity of infrastructure", said Guan Guihai, associate dean of the School of International Studies at Peking University.

Author: 0 No bond for woman accused of leaking documents

Prosecutors have not named the news outlet, but her arrest was announced Monday as the website The Intercept reported it had obtained a classified National Security Agency report suggesting Russian hackers had attacked a usa voting software supplier before last year's presidential election.

Author: 0 How the United Kingdom election vote was swung

Now it has been confirmed there is a hung parliament there are two options. There had been speculation that Mr Hammond in particular would be vulnerable if the Prime Minister had been returned - as she had hoped - with an increased majority.

Author: 0 India, Pakistan become full members of SCO

He said we have attended all its summits and worked earnestly with all the SCO institutions such as business council. "In Pakistan , we are diligently implementing the China- Pakistan Economic Corridor, which is a flagship of the OBOR", he said.

Author: 0 Jordan Expels Qatari Ambassador, Trump Praises Cutting Ties

More moves against Qatar , including further curbs on business, remain on the table, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said. Qatar's government said the May 23 news report attributed false remarks to the emirate's ruler that appeared friendly to Iran and Israel, and questioned whether US President Donald Trump would last in office, according to CNN .

Author: 0 United Kingdom election: Hung Parliament as Theresa May fails to gain majority

Officials in Brussels were hopeful the election would allow her to make compromises, but this has been thrown into question by the prospect of a hung parliament . She already faces fire for leading a presidential-style campaign focusing on her image as a "bloody hard woman" and the only one who can face down tough European Union negotiators.

Author: 0 Turkey to send gunships and navy vessels to Qatar

The Arab countries closed air, sea and land links with Qatar, barred the emirate's planes from their airspace and ordered Qatari citizens out within 14 days. From the perspective of US strategic interests, the desired outcome is eventual reconciliation among these regional partners, and the Saudi-led collective has sufficient leverage to achieve that without the USA further isolating Qatar and embroiling itself in a thorny regional dispute.

Author: 0 Japan passes law for Emperor Akihito to abdicate

While Japan might slowly be coming around to the idea of imperial princesses who marry outside the family, after what it believes could be up to 2,600 years of unbroken male rule, it doesn't appear as though there will be a woman on the Chrysanthemum Throne any time soon.

Author: 0 Qatar calls allegations that it supports extremists "baseless"

In his second intervention in the dispute in as many days, Trump urged action against terrorism in a call with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad, a White House statement said, suggesting a meeting at the White House "if necessary". Arguably the most prominent person named is Yousef al-Qaradawi, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood network. Qatar dismissed the latest move by its neighbours, saying it "reinforces baseless allegations that hold no foundation in fact".

Author: 0 Here's What an Amazon Exec Says About Apple's HomePod

Amazon and Google assistants had an advantage over Siri because they had more data from their search engines they could use to train their virtual assistants and have less-restrictive privacy policies than Apple , the former employees said.

Global Myanmar plane: Debris and bodies found after search
Author: 0 Myanmar plane: Debris and bodies found after search

The 10 bodies, found in an area some 35 kilometres from the southern coastal town of Launglon, include six adults and four children, the military said in a statement. Wai Lin Aung said his mother, who was in her 50s, had been flying back after visiting his sister, who is married to a soldier based in Myeik. Giving an updated figure, the office said 106 passengers were on board - soldiers and family members - along with 14 crew.

Global Twin blasts in Iraq kill 21, wound dozens
Author: 0 Twin blasts in Iraq kill 21, wound dozens

The Islamic State (IS) militant group claimed responsibility for the two attacks in a statement posted on Islamic websites, but the authenticity of the statement could not be independently verified. Iraqi security forces gather at the site of a bomb attack in the city of Kerbala, Iraq June 9, 2017. IS has carried out dozens of deadly suicide bombings targeting civilians but Iraq has been on heightened alert since the start of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan .

Author: 0 Trump calls ex-FBI director Comey a 'leaker' after testimony

Comey said Trump lied and defamed him by that story, and the president himself subsequently admitted the ongoing investigation of Russian influence on US politics was his primary motivation for the firing. "Lordy, I hope there are tapes", Comey said, because he felt his contemporaneous notes accurately reflected what happened. "If there are tapes, we will get them", Risch said.

Global Newcastle pips Sunderland in race to be first seat to declare result
Author: 0 Newcastle pips Sunderland in race to be first seat to declare result

The shock exit poll suggests Theresa May, who triggered the election with a huge majority in the polls over her main opponent Jeremy Corbyn , will lose her overall majority and only take 314 seats in total. Newcastle had 260 volunteers counting votes last... In Houghton and Sunderland South, Labour's Bridget Phillipson won with 24,665 votes and a majority of 12,341.

Author: 0 A hung Parliament - 5 things to know

Sterling fell by more than two cents against the US dollar after an exit poll showed May losing her majority, though it later recovered some of its losses. The shock result and the prospect that the European Union will now be negotiating with a shaky British government cast dark clouds over the Brexit negotiations just 10 days before they are due to start.

Author: 0 Qatar FM to AP: No one has 'right to blockade my country'

Mr Trump said he had told the kings, presidents and prime ministers that funding "Radical Ideology" can't be tolerated, and "Leaders pointed to Qatar - look!" "The emir of Qatar has made progress in halting financial support and expelling terrorist elements from his country, but he must do more and he must do it more quickly", Tillerson said.

Global Iran's Khamenei says attacks to increase hatred towards US, Saudi
Author: 0 Iran's Khamenei says attacks to increase hatred towards US, Saudi

The attacks Wednesday on Iran's parliament and the tomb of its revolutionary leader killed at least 17 people and wounded over 40, stunning its people. IS has threatened to step up recruitment within Iran, releasing its first Persian-language video in March in which it threatened to "conquer Iran and restore it to the Sunni Muslim nation as it was before".

Author: 0 Accused leaker Reality Winner pleads not guilty

The government contractor accused of leaking classified material to an online news outlet will remain in custody as her case proceeds, with prosecutors suggesting she may have had plans to leak more. Her mother and step-father have repeatedly pleaded for everyone to treat Reality Winner "fairly". - Winner was a linguist in the US Air Force and speaks Pashto, Farsi and Dari, said her mother, Billie Winner-Davis.

Global Sri Lanka floods: Death toll rises to 164, rescue operations on
Author: 0 Sri Lanka floods: Death toll rises to 164, rescue operations on

Five members of the same family who were buried in a mudslide — a husband and wife and their three teenage daughters — were laid to rest in a common grave Saturday afternoon. Other Indian ship - INS Shardul reached Colombo Sunday with relief materials. Facebook pages like Help Flood Victims in Sri Lanka and 2017 Disaster Relief - Information Desk- Sri Lanka are providing important information about the flood situation and humanitarian relief.

Author: 0 N. Korea's varied provocations a response to U.S. naval threat

Two US aircraft carriers, the USS Carl Vinson and the USS Ronald Reagan, have recently departed the Korean Peninsula after conducting exercises there in what a US official described as a message to North Korea . The state-run Korean Central News Agency, citing an unnamed organization in North Korea, blasted Tokyo's policy toward Pyongyang in a statement June 7.

Author: 0 Iran Ready to Meet Food Demands of Qatar

A Qatari official has said an ultimatum issued by Saudi Arabia and its allies for the emirate's citizens to leave is a violation of human rights that requires United Nations intervention. A picture taken on June 5, 2017 shows a Saudi woman and a boy walking past the Qatar Airways branch in the Saudi capital Riyadh, after it had suspended all flights to Saudi Arabia following a severing of relations between major gulf states and gas-rich Qatar.

Global Trump Announces Pick For Next FBI Director
Author: 0 Trump Announces Pick For Next FBI Director

Christie declined to say whether he had a role in Trump's decision. During tense times , Christie said he would make one call: to Wray. Trump, in a statement later Wednesday, called Wray "an impeccably qualified individual". But Ryan says Wray seems like "the flawless kind of person" to succeed fired FBI Director James Comey. Some Democratic lawmakers said the president's timing seemed created to distract from Comey's testimony and other congressional testimony on Wednesday.

Author: 0 Schumer after Comey testimony: Cloud hanging over Trump 'a whole lot darker'

He later advised Trump that those requests should be made through the White House counsel. "I expected it a bit, to be honest with you, " Senator Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat . "Plain and simple. Not by guns or missiles, but by foreign operatives seeking to hijack our most important democratic process - our presidential election".

Global Hawaii Made Its Paris Commitment Official By Signing It Into Law
Author: 0 Hawaii Made Its Paris Commitment Official By Signing It Into Law

A string of state governors, city mayors and powerful companies were quick to pledge to meet greenhouse gas emission targets regardless of Trump's decision. Trump had said: "Even if the Paris Agreement were implemented in full-with total compliance from all nations-it is estimated it would only produce a two-tenths of one degree Celsius reduction in global temperature by the year 2100".

Global Trump lawyer rejects Comey testimony, suggests prosecution
Author: 0 Trump lawyer rejects Comey testimony, suggests prosecution

All prompting an extraordinary rejoinder from the White House spokesman tonight: "The President is not a liar". After that tweet , Comey testified that he woke up in the middle of the night and realized that it might not simply be his word against Trump's on whether the president had asked him to drop the investigation of former national security adviser Michael T.

Author: 0 Egypt and Bahrain keep pressure on Qatar in Gulf crisis

President Donald Trump , who initially came out in support of the Saudi-led action, called Sheikh Tamim and offered to host talks between the USA allies. The UAE and Saudi Arabia have banned Al-Jazeera from the airwaves and closed the channel's offices. Arab countries have put 12 organizations and 59 people they say are associated with energy rich Qatar on a terror sanctions list.

Global Allies close to Trump warn the president: It's time to stop tweeting
Author: 0 Allies close to Trump warn the president: It's time to stop tweeting

These are serious words coming out of the highest office holder in the land, and all that this bot does is just give those messages the proper honor they deserve.These are statements of the president. Trump has an array of possible defences against this possible lawsuit centering on the argument that the Twitter account used to block users is used in his personal capacity, some legal experts have argued .

Author: 0 (1.20pm) British election results: seats so far by party

Mr Corbyn led his party to win millions more votes - an extra 10 per cent of voters - compared with Ed Miliband in 2015. Britain has a hung parliament, with election results leaving no party able to reach the 326 MPs required to achieve an absolute majority in the House of Commons .

Global President Trump to hold first press conference since Comey testimony
Author: 0 President Trump to hold first press conference since Comey testimony

This is the first time since James Comey's hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee that reporters will be able to question Trump. In one way or another Comey accused Trump or his administration of lying five times . Trump has claimed " total vindication " over the hearing's revelations, all while ripping the "false statements and lies" that surround the ongoing investigations on Russian Federation.

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