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Trump responds to Comey testimony: He's a leaker

Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 USA presidential election on Capitol Hill in Washington June 8, 2017. "Privileged" communications refer to the Comey memos - the notes he wrote about his conversations with President Trump . But it was also the first public indication we have that Trump may h... [Full Article...]

Turkey's parliament to debate troop deployment to Qatar

Turkey is building a base in Qatar that will eventually host up to 10,000 troops under an accord in which Turkey pledged to defend the Gulf state. He further added; "These developments, coming at a time when we need solidarity and cooperation more than ever, are no good for any country in the region". [Full Article...]

United Kingdom unions hail Labour's election success and urge new deal for workers

The Labour Party will look to oust Theresa May and the Conservatives and form a minority government despite finishing second in Thursday's election, party officials said Friday. "At this time, more than anything else this country needs a period of stability", a grim-faced May said after winning her own parliamentary seat of Maidenhead, near London . [Full Article...]

Tillerson calls on Arab nations to ease blockade on Qatar

Noting that the blockade is also impairing United States and other global business activities in the region, Tillerson said it has created a hardship on the people of Qatar, and the people whose livelihoods depend on commerce with the Gulf nation. [Full Article...]

Seeded Angelique Kerber knocked out of French Open

Mixing winners and unforced errors in nearly equal measure, Kvitova had three break points to go 4-0 up but Boserup saw them off, although she could not fully overturn the advantage. The loss opens up the French Open to others such as Simona Halep . "I'm happy with the game, of course", Kvitova said, "but I mean, it wasn't really about the game today". [Full Article...]

White House: Jerusalem Embassy Move Not a Matter of "If", but "When"

President Donald Trump has temporarily waived a law requiring the U.S.to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Trump has reportedly been under pressure not to change the location of the US Embassy in Israel by Arab and European leaders precisely because such a move could hinder the negotiations with the Palestinians. [Full Article...]

'Randy Mandy' first to be booted out of BB house

'Randy Mandy' first to be booted out of BB house Should Big Brother scrap the Facebook Lives and send the housemates back into exile? After saying her goodbyes, Mandy exited the house to cheers from the groups to speak to Emma. She cried to the Diary Room: "As much as it's like a really amusing joke that you've taken my makeup but it's s**t and I feel like absolute crap". In her post eviction interview, Mandy said she didn't know who was "... [Full Article...]

Mandsaur peaceful, violence reaches Bhopals doorsteps; CM to

The chief minister said the state government has taken a slew of measures in farmers' interest like procuring one kg of onion for Rs 8. "I will sit on indefinite fast from 11 am tomorrow at Dussehra Maidan for restoration of peace", a visibly upset Chouhan said at a hurriedly convened press conference at his official residence this evening. [Full Article...]

Qatar Says in Talks with Iran to Provide Food Supplies

Late Tuesday, Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said on Qatar-based Al Jazeera television that his country was ready for global mediation, adding that the emir had postponed a national speech on the crisis to leave Kuwait more room to "proceed and communicate with the parties to the crisis and to try to contain the issue". [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson a 'massive favourite' to replace Theresa May as Prime Minister

The former Mayor of London , famous for his Boris Bikes, had his odds of being PM cut from 66/1 to 5/1 yesterday. "Other personnel issues are for other days", she said. "Honestly, it feels nearly like she is nearly not aware of what has happened in the last 24 hours", she told LBC radio. Jeremy Corbyn said Mrs May's mandate "is lost votes and lost support. [Full Article...]

UK Prime Minister Theresa May: Will she stay or go?

May will need the support of another party or group of parties to command a majority. Standing in front of 10 Downing Street, May said her Conservatives and the DUP will work together to “fulfil the promise of Brexit .”. Talks concerning Britain's exit from the European Union are expected to begin on June 19. Despite campaigning against Brexit, Labour has accepted the result but said ... [Full Article...]

Qatar nationals, expats banned from UAE airports

So far, European countries have largely stayed on the sidelines in the dispute. UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash threatened more curbs if necessary and said Qatar needed to make "iron-clad" commitments to change policies on funding militants. [Full Article...]

What Fitch Ratings Has to Say About the UK Election

With results in from all 650 House of Commons seats after Thursday's vote, May's bruised Conservatives had 318 - short of the 326 they needed for an outright majority and well down from the 330 seats they had before May's roll of the electoral dice. [Full Article...]

Twin blasts in Iraq kill 21, wound dozens

Twin blasts in Iraq kill 21, wound dozens Islamic State declared a self-styled "caliphate" over parts of Syria and Iraq three years ago. A suicide bomber has struck a market in Iraq in a town near the Shia holy city of Karbala , killing at least 20 people, the BBC reports. [Full Article...]

S&P Global downgrades Qatar sovereign rating to AA-minus from AA

S&P Global downgrades Qatar sovereign rating to AA-minus from AA The move, announced early Friday, is the latest development in the ongoing rift between Qatar and Bahrain , Egypt , Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates . "This dispute is threatening the stability of the entire region", he said. We are a platform for peace not terrorism ... Trump's comments came at the end of a week of simmering diplomatic tensions in the Middle East. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom opposition Labour Party says will seek to form minority government

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report . Corbyn has said this morning that Brexit talks will go ahead, which surely, for better or worse, means that they will. 'With a weak negotiating partner , there's a danger that the negotiations will turn out badly for both sides'. The past year has seen plenty of surprises in Western politics following presidential victories f... [Full Article...]

Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI) Shares Bought by Commerce Bank

Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI) Shares Bought by Commerce Bank The company now has a Return on Equity of 2% and a Return on Investment of 2.7%. The stock price weekly volatility remained at 4.62% while volatility is standing at 4.49% for the month. Minnesota-based Us Bank De has invested 0.03% in Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI). It turned negative, as 86 investors sold Kinder Morgan Inc shares while 357 reduced holdings. [Full Article...]

Qatar says it won't 'surrender' in Gulf row

The White House did not specify if the meeting proposed by Trump would include just the member nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council - Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain , the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia - or also other nations which have joined the diplomatic boycott of Qatar, Efe news reported . [Full Article...]

Qatar crisis: UAE threatens sympathisers with prison

Qatar crisis: UAE threatens sympathisers with prison Qatar strongly denies the allegations and has expressed a willingness to engage in talks to resolve the crisis. The Arab states have also ordered Qataris out within 14 days. More pressing than a football tournament in five years' time is the task of keeping Qatar's oil and gas industry humming, and energy companies are stockpiling materials and equipment, according to two distributors in Doha. [Full Article...]

Germany ties in tatters amid row over trade, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

Germany ties in tatters amid row over trade, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Merkel did not mention Trump specifically, but she made it clear that her realization had come "in the last few days". Mr Spicer's appearance came following confirmation that White House communications director Mike Dubke resigned from his post after less than three months in the job, amid widespread expectations that a broader shake-up of the White House communications team could be imminent... [Full Article...]


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