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Budget stalemate continues in IL

Budget stalemate continues in IL Neil Anderson, R-Rock Island, commented, "I have to say, I'm disappointed". In other words, they're more concerned about politics and their re-election chances than actually helping the vulnerable they claim to represent. The legislation the assembly passed this week is largely similar to the original bill, but allows eligible citizens to opt out before they are automatically registered, while t... [Full Article...]

Ariana Grande's Manchester benefit concert raises more than $3 million

While performers such as Justin Bieber , Katy Perry , Coldplay , and others took the stage to pay their respect, it was a speech by Grande that had people calling her an "ambassador", according to " Good Morning America ". In between songs, Grande told the crowd: "I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for coming today, I love you so, so much". The One Love Manchester concert a... [Full Article...]

Arab nations cut ties with Qatar in new Mideast crisis

The Arab world's strongest powers cut ties with Qatar on Monday over alleged support for Islamists and Iran. The movements came after a diplomatic spat saw Saudi Arabia, Egypt , the UAE and Bahrain cut relations with Qatar. James Dorsey, a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore, pointed Monday to "a Saudi and UAE-driven campaign to isolate Qatar and ... [Full Article...]

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

Putin claimed the picture pretty much demonstrates " the extent of [his] acquaintance with Mr. Flynn ". An oft-published photo of him sitting next to Putin at a gala dinner seems to hint he had close relations. But Michael McFaul , U.S. ambassador in Moscow from 2012 to 2014 and now an NBC News analyst, said in April: "It is not coincidence that Flynn was placed next to President Putin". [Full Article...]

Sheriff: Disgruntled ex-worker killed 5, then himself

He "shot five innocent people this morning and then turned the gun on himself", Demings said. Seven people survived, deputies said. Demings said the incident was being treated as a "workplace violence incident" and did not appear to have any links to terror. [Full Article...]

U.S. climate retreat a 'global setback': China media

U.S. climate retreat a 'global setback': China media While China needs European Union technical know-how to reduce the pollution blighting its cities, the European Union is looking to Beijing to take action against emissions blamed for increased droughts, rising seas and other affects of climate change . [Full Article...]

Khuram Butt appeared in Channel 4 documentary The Jihadis Next Door

Butt was a British citizen, born in Pakistan , who "was known to the police and MI5", according to authorities. Rachid Redouane , who had claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan , gave his age as 30 or 25 and also used Elkhdar as a surname, was unknown until the night the two were shot dead along with a third attacker who has not been identified, police said. [Full Article...]

Trump accuses London Mayor of 'pathetic excuse' over attack statement

Both men are from east London . After chairing a meeting of the government's crisis response committee yesterday, May said the official threat level remained at "severe", meaning an attack was highly likely, and additional security measures were in place. [Full Article...]

Four Arab nations cut diplomatic ties to Qatar as rift deepens

Four Arab nations cut diplomatic ties to Qatar as rift deepens Cavusoglu noted that the decision of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Yemen and Libya to severe diplomatic relations with Doha has upset Turkey . FIFA , worldwide soccer's governing body, said it remained in regular contact with Qatar, declining to elaborate. Qatar later said the statements, which were posted on the state news agency, were fake and that the agency's websi... [Full Article...]

PM Modi supports Angela Merkel's European Union leadership as Trump criticises Germany

PM Modi supports Angela Merkel's European Union leadership as Trump criticises Germany Also Monday, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel called Trump's policies "short-sighted" and bad for the European Union . German officials have repeatedly insisted that, as a member of the European Union, they can not conduct bilateral trade talks with the U.S. [Full Article...]

Libya government cuts relations with Qatar

Libya government cuts relations with Qatar The nations also said they planned to cut air and sea traffic. It was not immediately clear how the political crisis would affect policy-making at OPEC , of which Saudi Arabia as the world's biggest crude exporter is seen as the de-facto leader. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom to observe one minute's silence for victims of London attack

On March 22, five people were killed in London after Khalid Masood rammed his auto into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before fatally stabbing a policeman outside Parliament. "One whole day", she said. But she said Britain had been far too tolerant of extremism. The national threat level was raised to maximum after the Manchester attack and troops were deployed at key public sites, but redu... [Full Article...]

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt And UAE Cut Diplomatic Ties With Qatar

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt And UAE Cut Diplomatic Ties With Qatar 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. In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Saudi Arabia said Qatari troops would be pulled from the ongoing war in Yemen. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain recalled their ambassadors from Qatar for ... [Full Article...]

Trump may block Comey testimony

During a subsequent Oval Office meeting, Trump asked Comey to drop the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into Flynn, said a person who was given a copy of a memo Comey wrote about the conversation. If questioned again in Congress next week about whether the President tried to obstruct the investigation of Trump campaign operative Gen. Michael Flynn , it will be impossible for Comey to w... [Full Article...]

London attack: Prime Minister says bridge attackers identified

The official threat level will remain at "severe", meaning an attack in highly likely. A YouGov poll of 1,000 Londoners published on Monday found that Khan was more trusted than both May and national Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to make the right decisions about keeping Britain safe from terrorism. [Full Article...]

Putin denies United States election meddling, says he barely met Mike Flynn

It was convenient for them to release this information, so they released it, citing Russian Federation. WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump will not assert executive privilege to block fired FBI Director James Comey from testifying on Capitol Hill, the White House said Monday, setting the stage for a dramatic public airing of the former top law enforcement official's dealings with the c... [Full Article...]

Manchester feels the love with Ariana Grande's charity concert

Manchester feels the love with Ariana Grande's charity concert Pharrell Williams invited Miley Cyrus on stage for an uplifting performance of Happy . "As soon as I met her, I started crying and I gave her a big hug and she said I should stop crying because Olivia would have wanted me to stop crying", Grande told the audience. [Full Article...]

Oil seesaws after Qatar shunned by Arab neighbors over alleged terrorism links

Oil seesaws after Qatar shunned by Arab neighbors over alleged terrorism links How severe the impact will be on Qatar, which hosts the region's main USA military base used to launch strikes on the Islamic State group, depends on what further measures will be taken. Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates made no demands of Qatar as their decision plunged the worldwide travel hub into chaos and ignited the biggest diplomatic crisis in the Gulf since the 19... [Full Article...]

Police arrest man in connection with Manchester terror attack

Police arrest man in connection with Manchester terror attack Police said today that they had made a further arrest in connection with last month's suicide bombing on a concert in Manchester which killed 22 people. 'We are also interested in any information about who may have had access to the vehicle or who may have gone to and from it'. The group has been linked to the November, 2015, attacks on Paris, France, that claimed 130 lives and injured hundreds mo... [Full Article...]

Qatar asks citizens to leave UAE within 14 days - embassy

Qatar asks citizens to leave UAE within 14 days - embassy Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain's national carrier, today announced the suspension of its multiple daily service between Bahrain and Doha with effect from 23:59, 5 June 2017 - local Bahrain time - and until further notice . 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". [Full Article...]


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