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Petrol bomb attack: BJP hartal in Thiruvananthapuram begins

Petrol bomb attack: BJP hartal in Thiruvananthapuram begins The attack was said to be in retaliation to manhandling of CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury at the AKG Bhavan in Delhi earlier on Wednesday. The Sangh's labour affiliate was also attacked in Cherthala. Furniture on the portico of the office got damaged. Police said reports of destruction of BJP flag poles had come in from places such as Aruvikkara, Parassala and Kallara. [Full Article...]

Qatar says state news agency first hacked in April

In the wake of the diplomatic row, the religious affairs minister directed private tour operators to shelve all the agreements they had earlier signed with Qatar Airlines for taking Umrah pilgrims to Saudi Arabia and also avoid signing new contracts with the airlines. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom election: Britain goes to the polls

United Kingdom election: Britain goes to the polls Despite being seen as an unlikely leader - one who has faced off a rebellion by his own MPs - Corbyn has gained momentum during the election campaign and regularly attracts big crowds to his rallies. In his tweet, Cameron urged his followers to back May and vote for the Conservative party when they head to the polls tomorrow. Corbyn said Thursday's vote offered a clear choice between "another ... [Full Article...]

French leader Macron urges Gulf heads to defuse crisis

Qatar's neighbors have long accused the country of tolerating or even encouraging support for extremist groups, including al-Qaida's Syria branch _ all of which Qatar denies. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Gulf states could resolve a row with Qatar among themselves without outside help. The episode reveals that the USA president is willing to capriciously drop important US partners... [Full Article...]

Christie's Number Two, Guadagno Dumps Last Minute Robocall on Joe Rullo

Christie's Number Two, Guadagno Dumps Last Minute Robocall on Joe Rullo Pinkin, now a member of the Assembly and formerly a member of the East Brunswick Town Council, and Robert Karabinchak, who is filling the seat vacated by Patrick Diegnan, will face Republicans April Bengivenga and Lewis Glogower in the race for two seats in the New Jersey State Assembly for the 18th District. [Full Article...]

Attacker blows himself up in front Iran parliament

Attacker blows himself up in front Iran parliament Riyadh also accused Doha of supporting Iran-backed "terrorist activities" in eastern Saudi Arabia and in Shiite-majority Bahrain. The two major players in the row - Saudi Arabia and Qatar are China's main trading partners. Xi elevated the countries to "comprehensive strategic partnerships" during a Middle East swing a year ago in which he also told the Arab League that China wasn't seeki... [Full Article...]

How Donald Trump's tweets could harm his presidency

There was much talk during Trump's foreign trip that Spicer would never return to the briefing podium when the president returned stateside. While they want to push policy reforms, like they did over the weekend, they nearly always find themselves getting distracted by 140-character messages from the President himself. [Full Article...]

Trump to nominate Wray as FBI director

Comey was abruptly fired last month while he was investigating Russian hacking and potential ties between members of the Trump campaign and Moscow. Trump had entertained current and former politicians for the role, including former Connecticut Sen. New Jersey taxpayers shelled out more than $1.5 million to Wray's firm, King & Spalding, from 2015 until now, according to the Asbury Park Pres... [Full Article...]

Qatar in talks with Turkey and Iran to provide food, water

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said the ban took effect Tuesday, but there is no plan yet to repatriate the more than 200,000 Filipino workers in Qatar. Soccer's governing body Federation Internationale de Football Association said it remained in regular contact with Qatar, which will host the 2022 World Cup. [Full Article...]

Third London attacker was Moroccan-Italian: Italy intelligence source

The police had on Monday night named Butt and Rachi Redouane as two of the three attackers who were responsible for killing seven people and injuring almost 50 others at London Bridge and Borough Market on Saturday night. "A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorist acts (contrary to section 5 Terrorism Act 2006) and has been taken i... [Full Article...]

Backed force on eastern edge of Syria's Raqa: monitor

Backed force on eastern edge of Syria's Raqa: monitor The US-backed campaign to capture Isis' de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria has officially begun, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has announced. The United States said on Tuesday it had started distributing arms to the YPG to help take Raqqa, part of a plan that has angered NATO-ally Turkey, which is anxious by growing Kurdish influence in northern Syria. [Full Article...]

Qatar must 'change policies': Saudi foreign minister

Novik said that even if Hamas survives a Qatari withdrawal of financial support, "it will be a completely different Hamas". Several reports reveal that Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and the official in charge of civil affairs within the Palestinian Authority, Hussein Sheikh, slammed Hamas during a meeting between Kahlon and IDF Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territor... [Full Article...]

Trump nominates Christopher Wray to be FBI director

Bush and is now in private practice at the law firm King and Spalding. Wray started working at the Atlanta office of law firm King & Spalding in 1993. On Wednesday, lawmakers will hear from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the No. 2 official at the Justice Department who signed a letter recommending Comey's dismissal. [Full Article...]

Autos need devices to curb child heatstroke deaths: US lawmakers

Autos need devices to curb child heatstroke deaths: US lawmakers This year nine children have already died in the country. Lawmakers, including Tim Ryan of OH, joined children's safety advocates to propose the bipartisan HOT CARS bill on Wednesday. Lawmakers praised General Motors, which is now offering the "rear seat reminder" in several of its 2017 models. It's called the Helping Overcome Trauma for Children Alone in Rear Seats (HOT CARS) Act of 2017 . [Full Article...]

North Korea test-fires another ballistic missile

The Joint Chief of Staff, or JCS, of the South Korean army said that the projectile was "assumed to be a missile of the Scud series" and had a flight distance of 280 miles. After two successful launches in the past two weeks, North Korea tested a short-range missile over the weekend. President Donald Trump on Monday called North Korea's latest missile test a slap in the face for its main a... [Full Article...]

Bodies, debris found in search for missing Myanmar military aircraft

Bodies, debris found in search for missing Myanmar military aircraft It was headed toward the capital of Yangon and part of a regularly scheduled military flight, a military spokesman told CNN on Wednesday. More than half of the passengers were from military families, including 15 children, along with 35 soldiers and 14 crew members, the army chief's office said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Philippines urges Islamist militants to surrender

Bishop Edwin dela Peña, the prelature of Marawi , had said that terrorists broke into Suganob's house inside the Cathedral's compound and took with them the priest along with the parish secretary, two working students, and at least 10 other parishioners. [Full Article...]

South Korea: North Korea test-fires missiles

Business Insider understands the USA now has three aircraft carriers, two cruisers and 12 destroyers simultaneously operating in the Pacific, often with Japanese and South Korean navy ships nearby. The improved range indicates North Korea is pursuing weapons capable of reaching USA aircraft carriers that operate from deeper positions, he said. [Full Article...]

Trump speaks to Qatar emir, offers help in resolving crisis - White House

It was unclear how Trump's broadside against Qatar and any resulting diplomatic fallout might affect the USA military presence in Qatar , where there are roughly 10,000 American troops and a major US base. "Vladimir Putin reaffirmed Russia's principled position in favor of settling crises by political and diplomatic means, through dialogue", the Kremlin said in a summary of Putin's conversation... [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabian Government Shuts Down Qatar's Al-Jazeera Office

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 . The nations said that their decision was based on the claims that Qatar supported Islamist groups and associated with terrorism. He tweets: "Perhaps t... [Full Article...]


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