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Chad recalls ambassador from Qatar amid Gulf crisis

Qatar Airways is providing refunds or reroutings for customers who hold tickets for flights to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates ( UAE ), Egypt or Bahrain . The agreement did not detail a timeframe or the number of troops. Analysts say the crisis is an extension of a pre-existing dispute which saw Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain temporarily recall their ambassadors from Doha in 201... [Full Article...]

London attack: Death toll rises to 8 after police recover body

London attack: Death toll rises to 8 after police recover body Corriere wrote that Zaghba was stopped at Bologna airport in 2016 when he was trying to fly to Syria and that Italian authorities had tipped off Britain about his movements. He also used the name Rachid Elkhdar , and claimed to be six years younger. Redouane, who claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan, but whose citizenship has not been confirmed, had not been known to the security agencies. [Full Article...]

Russia's Lavrov calls for talks to ease Qatar stand-off

Russia's Lavrov calls for talks to ease Qatar stand-off The Gulf nations accused Qatar of supporting " terrorism ". Kuwait and Oman, within the GCC, have tried to mediate. Kuwait's ruling emir has also been seeking to mediate, heading for the UAE yesterday after meeting the Saudi king on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Hung parliament means more uncertainty for HR

Hung parliament means more uncertainty for HR May called the election six weeks ago to secure a stronger mandate ahead of the negotiations in Brussels but landed up weakening the conservatives in Parliament. "Now that doesn't seem like it's going to happen, the knives are going to be out for her". British politicians differ widely on what they want from the Brexit negotiating process, seeing it as a way to shift Britain either to the right ... [Full Article...]

'The Grand Tour' host Richard Hammond injured in car crash

'The Grand Tour' host Richard Hammond injured in car crash It was filmed as part of the second series of The Grand Tour , the Amazon Prime programme Hammond, Clarkson and James May joined after leaving Top Gear in 2015. "The crash was really bad". "It brought back horrendous memories of the 2006 crash for those who witnessed it". A Police spokesperson Gian Andrea Rezzoli, from the St Gallen local police, said the driver was immediately rushed to ho... [Full Article...]

Qatari blacklist not an 'escalation' of crisis, UAE official says

Qatari blacklist not an 'escalation' of crisis, UAE official says Arab countries at odds with Qatar accuse it of supporting militant groups and advancing their arch-rival Iran's agenda in the region - charges Doha calls baseless. But at the Pentagon, Navy Captain Jeff Davis said only long-term military planning was affected. Qatar is regional headquarters for U.S. Central Command and home to some 10,000 American troops, as NPR's Scott Horsley has reported . [Full Article...]

UAE minister says terror financing at heart of Qatar crisis

U.S. President Donald Trump, who tweeted Tuesday about Qatar funding extremists, called Qatari ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Wednesday and offered to host leaders at the White House to resolve the crisis. Tensions first surfaced on May 23, when the website of Qatar's official news agency was allegedly targeted by hackers who published statements falsely attributed to the country's emir. [Full Article...]

Modi-Xi Meet Focuses on Strengthening Commonalities, Respecting Core Concerns

Modi-Xi Meet Focuses on Strengthening Commonalities, Respecting Core Concerns Millions of Indian troops have been deployed in Indian occupied Kashmir, he said. It is now the highest grossing non-Hollywood film in the country. "Terrorism is a major threat to humanity", Modi said, adding that there was a need for concerted efforts to defeat terrorism and radicalisation. [Full Article...]

United Nations expands sanctions against North Korea

Deputy UN ambassador Vladimir Safronkov criticized the U.S. unilateral action, citing three Russian entities and a Russian national newly blacklisted. Speaking on an all-women panel, defense ministers from Japan , Australia and France all criticized China's claim of sovereignty over virtually all of the South China Sea. [Full Article...]

Qatar hit by ratings downgrade over blockade crisis

Saudi Arabia and allies, which have cut ties with Doha , on Friday issued a list of individuals and entities they say are linked to Qatar over terrorism links. In a common matter, Taiwan's Evergreen and Hong Kong's OOCL said on Wednesday they had suspended shipping services to Qatar in another sign of trade pressure on the state after Arab states severed diplomatic ties this week. [Full Article...]

Theresa May to form government with help of Democratic Unionist party

Theresa May to form government with help of Democratic Unionist party Buoyed by strong polling numbers, May and her party were confident of a landslide victory. Without a majority, the Conservatives will have to rely on another party to govern - known as a hung Parliament . "She has lost seats, rather than gained them, she has not got the big overall majority she wanted and a lot of the blame has fallen on her shoulders". [Full Article...]

80 killed, 463 injured in car bomb explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan

80 killed, 463 injured in car bomb explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan Security forces stand in front of the German Embassy after a massive explosion, in Kabul , Afghanistan , Wednesday, May 31, 2017. The German Embassy suffered major damage. "There are a large number of casualties, but I don't know how many people are killed or wounded", said an eyewitness, Gul Rahim. ISIS claimed responsibility for that attack. [Full Article...]

London Bridge terrorist Khuram Shazad Butt may have attended Newham schools

London Bridge terrorist Khuram Shazad Butt may have attended Newham schools People across Britain have paused for a moment of silence Tuessday morning to remember those killed and injured in the attack. Khuram Shazad Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba have been named as the attackers, and all three were shot dead. [Full Article...]

Thousands mourn Teheran attack victims, chant 'Death to Saudi'

During a massive funeral ceremony in Tehran following Friday prayers, thousands chanted "Down with the U.S." and "Death to Al-Saud", the Saudi royal family, while carrying coffins of victims. He called regional rival Saudi Arabia "a tribal state very far from anything like a democracy", and denounced U.S. sanctions against Iran over its ballistic missile programme. [Full Article...]

Cramer: Theresa May 'may or may not be prime minister'

The reason is that she spectacularly flunked the above qualifications. The Conservatives are hoping to partner in some sort of coalition with Northern Ireland's DUP , taking them to 328 seats, a reduced majority from before the election but one which would allow May to form a government. [Full Article...]

Nicola Sturgeon rules out 'rash decisions' on indyref2 after major SNP losses

Currently, with 649 of the total 650 parliamentary mandates declared, UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party is leading with 318 seats, while the Labour Party stands at 261, with the Liberal Democrats at 12. The SNP finished on 35 seats - a majority of the 59 Scottish constituencies but a drop of 21 from the 56 they won in 2015. The SNP lost 21 seats in Wesminster which saw a... [Full Article...]

Two US soldiers killed, two wounded in attack by Afghan soldier

On Saturday morning, some local media were reporting the death of up to 10 border police in the southern Helmand province from a USA airstrike a day earlier. Civilian casualties from both USA and Afghan air raids increased dramatically a year ago, according to the UN's most recent report on threats to civilians. [Full Article...]

Theresa May says she'll stick to Brexit timetable

Theresa May says she'll stick to Brexit timetable Voters dealt May a devastating blow in the snap election she had called to strengthen her hand in the Brexit negotiations , wiping out her parliamentary majority and throwing the country into political turmoil. As the dust settles, one issue will become the focus for investors: whether Britain is more or less likely to retain privileged access to the EU's single market. [Full Article...]

'100 per cent' willing to testify over Comey conversations

'100 per cent' willing to testify over Comey conversations California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, among the first to question Comey , extracted the quote of the hearing: "Lordy, I hope there are tapes", Comey said of his meetings with Trump . Risch: You don't know of anyone that's been charged for hoping something? Mr Comey said he didn't. Those include Trump's blunt answer when asked at a May 18 news conference whether he had urged Comey to drop the Fl... [Full Article...]

Hundreds demonstrate against Theresa May's alliance with DUP

Hundreds demonstrate against Theresa May's alliance with DUP They plan to use the DUP's 10 Westminster seats to support their government and help them pass legislation. The Democratic Unionist Party , which won 10 seats in Thursday's voting, is entering talks with the Conservatives to discuss how to work together in a new government. [Full Article...]


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