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Oil prices slide over worries Middle East rift will undermine output cuts

Oil prices slide over worries Middle East rift will undermine output cuts Saudi Arabia said it also would shut its land border with Qatar , effectively cutting off the country from the rest of the Arabian Peninsula. USA officials in multiple agencies stressed their desire to promote a reconciliation between the Saudi-led group and Qatar, a state of 2.5 million people with vast natural gas reserves. [Full Article...]

A new role for Saudi Arabia in the Middle East

A new role for Saudi Arabia in the Middle East USA lawmakers have 30 days to block the sales, but that rarely happens. Doha said hackers were behind the release of false remarks attributed to Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani published on the website of its national news agency. Officials from the two countries are meeting separately with officials of Saudi Arabia and Qatar late on Monday. Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson m... [Full Article...]

London attack: Two terrorists named by police

Editor Geoff Ho was photographed walking toward an ambulance on the arm of a police officer with a makeshift bandage on his neck. Many London residents had previously called on the city to provide additional security measure for pedestrians following a almost identical attack on Westminster Bridge in March. [Full Article...]

Oil rises on Qatar rift; sterling steadies after London attack

Oil rises on Qatar rift; sterling steadies after London attack On Monday Oil prices reversed gains to trade down on concerns that the cutting of ties with Qatar by top crude exporter Saudi Arabia and other Arab states could hamper a global deal to reduce oil production. OPEC shipped an average of 26.4 million bpd in the last three months of 2016. Back on November 30, when OPEC initially revealed its plans to curb output, oil prices topped out just below $50... [Full Article...]

China warns against chaos in Korean region

China warns against chaos in Korean region The object, which the South Korean military said was no longer visible, was spotted two days after Pyongyang test-fired a ballistic missile - its second missile test in seven days. USA experts, however, are reportedly wary about claims that the medium-range ballistic missile , which North Korea dubbed the Pukguksong-2, meets the technical requirements to be mass produced. [Full Article...]

Scrap Trump's state visit, urges London mayor Sadiq Khan

Scrap Trump's state visit, urges London mayor Sadiq Khan White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said she did not think it was fair to characterise Trump's tweets as "picking a fight" with Khan, who is the first Muslim elected as London mayor."The point is, there is a reason to be alarmed". The war of words had began after the London mayor gave an interview on Sunday morning in which he urged people not to be frightened by an increased police presence... [Full Article...]

Trump Honors Fallen Soldiers At Arlington National Cemetery

Trump Honors Fallen Soldiers At Arlington National Cemetery This Memorial Day , President Donald Trump did what presidents before him have done - he made a solemn visit to Arlington National Cemetery . It included a 21 gun salute and the playing of taps to honor those who died in the military. Joseph Dunford and Secretary of Defense James Mattis , a retired general. Joining Trump was Vice President Mike Pence , who earlier played host at his resi... [Full Article...]

Melbourne police deal with hostage situation

Melbourne police deal with hostage situation Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Andrew Crisp told reporters a woman had been held hostage in an apartment Monday. Witness Courtney Ardern said she was inside Brighton Spinal Group on Bay St when police ordered everyone to evacuate at about 5.15pm. [Full Article...]

London attacker was featured in TV documentary "Jihadis Next Door"

Dozens were injured, 18 of them critically, in the attack that started on London Bridge, when the three attackers swerved a van into pedestrians then, armed with knives, rampaged through the nearby Borough Market , slashing and stabbing anyone they could find. [Full Article...]

Trump attacks London mayor for a second day

On Sunday Trump leveled an inaccurate criticism of London Mayor Sadiq Khan , saying the mayor was telling people there was " no reason to be alarmed " about the attack. "I've really not got time to respond to tweets from Donald Trump", he said, talking to ABC news. However, Mr Khan's comment had been part of a statement about increased police presence. [Full Article...]

Champions Trophy: Photos from Australia Vs Bangladesh match

If they win the game against archrivals England , they have nothing to worry, but if Bangladesh beat New Zealand and England win their two remaining matches, against Australia and New Zealand , the Aussies are out, with Bangladesh going through. [Full Article...]

White House: Trump Won't Invoke Executive Privilege for Comey's Testimony

Trump fired Flynn in February after he had held the key White House post for just 24 days, when routine USA eavesdropping showed Flynn had lied to Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with Moscow's ambassador to Washington in the weeks before Trump assumed power in late January. [Full Article...]

'Pathetic Excuses': Trump Doubles Down on Attack Against London Mayor, Sadiq Khan

MSM is working hard to sell it!" Prime Minister Theresa May came to Khan's defense, saying he was doing a "good job" and that they were working together closely in the wake of the weekend attack. "So I'm not afraid to say when I think President Trump is getting things wrong". The two men have history. Following the attack in London on Saturday, Trump tweeted a message of support, saying: "... [Full Article...]

Timeline: How the Trump-Khan relationship grew so heated

The crowd came after an open invite by Mr Khan for everyone to "come together in solidarity" and "united in the face of those who seek to harm us and our way of life". There is no reason to be alarmed by this. Eagle-eyed viewers of the TV personality spotted his supposed support for Trump's comments, which have already been called out by the likes of author J. [Full Article...]

Trump tweets hurting legal case - key adviser's husband

Trump tweets hurting legal case - key adviser's husband Trump's own administration has denied that the executive order is a "ban" despite Trump's own words. Trump's Twitter tantrum early Monday morning effectively negated any claim the Solicitor General can make claiming it is not a Muslim ban, and it is not targeted at Muslims. [Full Article...]

Here's how to watch Ariana Grande's #OneLoveManchester concert online

Grande was joined at the concert by Take That , Robbie Williams, Little Mix , Katy Perry , Justin Bieber , Liam Gallagher , and Coldplay , among others. Helmed by a tearful Ariana Grande , the crowd and the world watched as top acts performed honest tributes in honor of the victims of the May 22 suicide bombing in Manchester, raising more than $9 million for the British Red Cross . [Full Article...]

Warriors welcome back Steve Kerr with Game 2 win

Kerr said he plans to coach the remainder of the series. "I'm feeling better", Kerr told reporters after the Warriors eased to a 2-0 series lead against the defending champion Cavaliers in a repeat of the last two NBA Finals . The Warriors followed with a 16-4 run that included 3-pointers from Curry and Thompson, a three-point play from Durant in transition and four points from Shaun Li... [Full Article...]

Rhode Island to join states in Paris climate agreement pact

Fast Company obtained a copy of this email, and in it, Cook didn't mince words. The funds will support the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Executive Secretariat, "including its work to help countries implement their commitments under the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change", Bloomberg Philanthropies said in a statement . [Full Article...]

Tight security and tears at benefit concert for Manchester bomb victims

Tight security and tears at benefit concert for Manchester bomb victims Cheers drowned out tears in Manchester on Sunday as Ariana Grande was joined by fellow music stars for a charity concert where fans vowed to face down fears of terrorism after two deadly attacks in Britain. But one performer, Katy Perry , paid tribute in another creative way- by wearing an outfit covered in photos of the victims. More than $13 million had been raised by Sunday night for t... [Full Article...]

France expertly trolls the White House on the Paris Agreement again

Gore argued Sunday that reducing carbon emissions is a global challenge and that Trump's decision to withdraw from the accord has hurt America's stature. "I am proud to stand with other governors as we make sure that the inaction in D.C.is met by an equal force of action from the states", Washington State Governor Jay Inslee said in a joint statement. [Full Article...]


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