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Diplomatic crisis in Gulf; nations cut ties with Qatar

Its Gulf Arab neighbours responded with anger, blocking Qatari-based media, including the Doha-based state-owned satellite channel Al Jazeera. Saudi Arabia said it was cutting ties due to Qatar's "embrace of various terrorist and sectarian groups aimed at destabilizing the region", including the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaida, the Islamic State group and militants supported by Iran in the ki... [Full Article...]

Paris Climate Agreement: Four US states join alliance committed to upholding deal

Donald Trump pulling US out of Paris accord: India has disproved US President Donald Trump's freaky claim that New Delhi had signed the Paris climate agreement to get billions and billions and billions of dollars in foreign aid. The Russian president joked that people can now blame the ill effects of global warming on Trump and America. It also said "in the absence of leadership from Wa... [Full Article...]

Iran official blames Trump visit for Qatar rift

Qatar imports almost all of its food, 40 percent of which comes from Saudi Arabia. The countries all ordered their citizens out of Qatar and gave Qataris overseas 14 days to return home to their peninsular nation, whose only land border is with Saudi Arabia. [Full Article...]

Qatar minister calls for calm as diplomatic crisis spirals

Egypt , Saudi Arabia and three other Arab countries severed diplomatic relations with Qatar , potentially creating a big headache for the US and the rest of the world in the long run. "The government had already taken the necessary measures and precautions to ensure that normal life continues", a statement from the Qatari Cabinet said. [Full Article...]

Six airlines stop flying passengers to Qatar over diplomatic crisis

Four of the states say they will close air and sea transport links with Qatar . The crisis comes after US President Donald Trump's recent visit to Saudi Arabia for a summit with Arab leaders . Although there is much to be deliberated to resolve the situation, these actions could have an impact on Qatar's future involvement with cross-border sporting competitions in the Gulf - includi... [Full Article...]

China welcomes Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks on border dispute

India is one of the four largest emitters of carbon dioxide, alongside China, the United States and the European Union, and one of 195 countries that signed the accord which sets stringent standards to restrict carbon emissions and other greenhouse gases. [Full Article...]

Qatar cut adrift by Arab neighbours in row over terror support

Qatar said its state-run news agency and Twitter account were hacked and the story was fake, but state-linked media continued to publish the comments . It also became known that the three airlines of United Arab Emirates - Etihad, Emirates and FlyDubai and airlines Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabian Airlines - suspended flights to the capital of Qatar , Doha . [Full Article...]

Trump set to make debut on Washington's social scene

It's easy to dismiss Trumps Twitter ramblings as just that, but when you read them in the format of a White House press release, they sound way more serious, yet simultaneously more ridiculous. He said he created it after reading tweets that considered the impact of referring to Mr Trump's comments as mere tweets, not statements made by the President of the United States. [Full Article...]

Sanders praises Corbyn for taking on Labour Party

Sanders praises Corbyn for taking on Labour Party Pressed on whether he would be prepared to push the nuclear button Mr Corbyn was heckled as he refused to say whether he would launch a retaliatory nuclear strike if the occasion arose, saying "I'd view the idea of having to use a nuclear weapon as something that was resulting in a failure in the whole world's diplomatic system". [Full Article...]

Donald Trump condemns Justice Department over 'watered down' travel ban

Of course, federal judges are trained to maintain an objective and dispassionate view (even when they are being repeatedly insulted by the party seeking relief in their court). The administration said it chose those six nations and Iraq from a list of "countries of concern" identified in a law signed by President Obama in 2015. [Full Article...]

Philippine Police Identify Perpetrator of Deadly Friday Manila Resort Attack

The Philippines has faced Muslim uprisings for decades, though much of the violence has occurred in the troubled south. He also discounted any links to ISIL, saying this "is not the work of ISIS". They found his wife there early Sunday. Albayalde said Carlos, a father of three, had a bank account with an outstanding debt of 4 million pesos ($81,000). [Full Article...]

Japan, France welcome United States leadership in the Asia-Pacific

Japan, France welcome United States leadership in the Asia-Pacific Mattis also said the USA administration was pleased to see China working with them on ways to counter North Korea's continued weapons development, though he had harsh words for China regarding their activities in the South China Sea. North Korea has continued to test rockets despite sanctions and military pressure from the U.S., South Korea and Japan. Just hours after the meeting - chaired by Till... [Full Article...]

Candidates Set For New Jersey Gubernatorial Primaries

Candidates Set For New Jersey Gubernatorial Primaries She spent most of the weekend traveling the state to thank volunteers and encourage voters to turnout for the primary. Six Democrats and five Republicans are on the ballot Tuesday to succeed Christie, who is term-limited and is set to leave office in January. [Full Article...]

Bloomberg pledges $15M to United Nations to cover USA climate share

When news broke that President Donald Trump was planning to renege on the United States' commitment to the Paris Agreement , Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly made a phone call to the White House explaining why he thought it was a bad idea. [Full Article...]

Garbine Muguruza clashes with Roland-Garros crowd

If this year's Roland Garros was wide open, then Wimbledon could be the same, and Williams believes she can be the one to take advantage. Out of the game for 18 months and nearly retired back in 2013, Bacsinszky has played some of her best tennis of her second career on the terre battue, getting within three games of the French Open final in 2015 against eventual champion Serena Williams . [Full Article...]

SNP could deny 'arrogant' Tories a Westminster majority - Nicola Sturgeon

Ms Sturgeon said: "We know that Labour is in third place in Scotland , and the Liberals even further behind that, so voting for Labour or the Liberals risks splitting the anti-Tory vote and letting them in the back door". She described Theresa May as "the queen of u-turns" and said "a strong block of SNP MPs will demand that she u-turn on her austerity agenda and start investing in our public... [Full Article...]

Virgin flight evacuated over note in loo

Virgin flight evacuated over note in loo Police asked passengers if anyone had any issues with the man and spoke to those who'd been seated near him. Police speak with passengers from the Sydney to Albury flight in the Albury Airport terminal. Passengers told The Border Mail they were unaware of any incident until the plane hit the tarmac. A Virgin spokesperson also said the comments, "get out and run, run, run" were said by a fell... [Full Article...]

Nazarbayev condoles with Afghanistan over deadly blast in Kabul

A flight to Kabul planned for Wednesday has been put off and spokesman Johannes Dimroth says other deportations will be postponed for the time being. The Islamic State claimed responsibility, Afghan broadcaster 1 TV reported . More than 50 cars were also either destroyed or damaged. "I've never seen such a powerful explosion in my life", said Mohammad Haroon, who owns a nearby sporting goods ... [Full Article...]

Manchester bomber's brother Ismail Abedi released by police

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said they were unable to confirm or deny Abedi's contact with the terror group as it was an ongoing investigation. A source said Abedi was connected to the ISIS-affiliated Katibat al-Battar al-Libi - a group believed to have perpetrated horrific attacks in Paris that left 129 people dead. [Full Article...]

London Fortifies Bridges to Protect Pedestrians From Attack

The Labour leader said he backed similar calls by "very responsible people" who are "very worried" about her record. Asked again if he wanted May to quit, Corbyn replied: "We've got an election on Thursday and that's perhaps the best opportunity to deal with it". [Full Article...]


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