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Microsoft unveils the most powerful gaming console ever- Xbox One X

Microsoft unveils the most powerful gaming console ever- Xbox One X Great news for would-be owners of the One X , they don't need a 4K TV to experience the new video quality of the console due to a thing called "supersampling". It will feature more than 700 cars this time. Even existing Xbox One accessories will work with the Xbox One X . The offering is geared towards seamless 4K gaming, with the brand asserting it's 40% more powerful than its rivals. [Full Article...]

Qatar FM: No one has 'right to blockade my country'

The crisis has raised deep concerns of instability in the region and on Sunday Kuwait's foreign minister said his country would continue efforts to mediate a solution to the crisis. Qatar moved Sunday to avoid an escalation of its feud with Gulf neighbours by telling their citizens they are welcome to stay, while boasting of "business as usual" for vital gas exports. [Full Article...]

Amid Saudi row, Qatar thanks Russian Federation for offering 'food supplies'

Amid Saudi row, Qatar thanks Russian Federation for offering 'food supplies' A statement carried on state media said Doha would "not take any measures against residents of Qatar who hold the nationalities of countries that severed diplomatic ties or lowered diplomatic representations with the state of Qatar, on the back of hostile and tendentious campaigns against the country". [Full Article...]

United Nations imposes fresh sanctions on officials in North Korea

United Nations imposes fresh sanctions on officials in North Korea It was the seventh resolution the Security Council has adopted to impose sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs since its first nuclear test in 2006. This was Pentagon " s first ICBM interceptor system test in the last three years. China blocked tough new sanctions against North Korea that the United States pushed in the U.N. [Full Article...]

For Labour's Corbyn, strong result turns defeat into victory

Jeremy Corbyn , the Labor Party leader often dismissed (even by many in his own party) as an ineffectual ideologue, galvanized younger and working-class voters with an egalitarian message of "For the Many, Not the Few". If May is to honour the wish of the 52 percent of voters who opted a year ago to take Britain out of the European Union, she must find a way to bridge the differences within her ... [Full Article...]

Sudan won't take sides in Gulf dispute

Sudan won't take sides in Gulf dispute Kuwait's central bank - which is not part of the group of countries that severed ties with Qatar - is said to have asked banks to disclose their exposure to Qatar. RIA Novosti said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will meet with Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani on Saturday. "As an extreme option, it could be aimed at the elimination of Qatar as an independent... [Full Article...]

Bitcoin bulls runs wild as cryptocurrency surges above $3000

Bitcoin bulls runs wild as cryptocurrency surges above $3000 Bitcoincharts.com, citing Bitstamp data, is reporting a $2,960 all-time high set today. Certainly an outrageous prediction at the time. As of this writing, a bitcoin is down to a little over $2,800, but the price is constantly fluctuating. [Full Article...]

Theresa May Reshuffles Cabinet Amid Calls for Her to Step Down

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the election shock didn't necessarily mean that Britons have changed their minds about leaving but also predicted that "the tone" of negotiations may be affected. Less than a year after sacking him, the Prime Minister said that Mr Gove would be the new Environment Secretary as she carried out a limited reshuffle of her top team. [Full Article...]

Britain's May Seeks Deal With North Ireland Party to Cling to Power

Britain's May Seeks Deal With North Ireland Party to Cling to Power On the shadow cabinet, he said: 'It's a winning team, I think we should hold together'. Theresa May is facing a showdown with Conservative MPs amid anger over the way the party saw its majority wiped out in the General Election. In Northern Ireland as well, this potential settlement between the Conservatives and the DUP will result in a strong affiliation between the two parties and this heigh... [Full Article...]

Plane Crash Near Tampa; One Man Seriously Injured

Plane Crash Near Tampa; One Man Seriously Injured Someone went outside to see what the noise was and went back inside to inform the churchgoers that a plane had crashed in the parking lot, officials said. Watler said two registered nurses who were attending church rushed out to assist the injured pilot until paramedics arrived. Morris said she continued to ask the pilot questions to keep him awake. [Full Article...]

Police name third terrorist after London Bridge attack

He married a British woman named Charisse O'Leary, who posted on Facebook last month that Redouane was negligent in seeing their young daughter and on one planned visit, she said he told her: "I'm going swimming". The second man, Rachid Redouane, had not aroused any suspicions. Eighteen people remain in critical condition, police said. Neighbors described Butt as an avid weightlifter and Tra... [Full Article...]

Comey boosted case for obstruction charges against Trump, legal experts say

Questioned about Comey's central claim that Trump told him to lay off Flynn, the president responded: "I didn't say that". The reporter then continued: "So he [Comey] lied about that?" "But I think the president would not be on weak ground to say, 'Look, this is literally trying to take control of the presidency, take control of my time and physical presence, and that's just something Con... [Full Article...]

Sessions' offer to testify surprises, and concerns, intelligence panel

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in for sharp questioning by senators on the Senate Intelligence committee Tuesday. Sessions says that his decision stems from last week's testimony by fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. [Full Article...]

France's Macron Set for Huge Parliamentary Majority

The conservative Republicans and their allies are predicted to win between 80-100 seats, the Socialist Party's coalition 30-40 and Jean-Luc Melenchon's left-wing La France insoumise (Unbowed France) party and Communist party allies 10-20. With all the ballots counted by early Monday morning, La Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move) and its Mouvement Democrate (MoDem) allies won a combined 32... [Full Article...]

Comey Says Clinton Email Probe Didn't Merit Special Counsel

Comey Says Clinton Email Probe Didn't Merit Special Counsel He told lawmakers that Lynch had directed him to refer to the Clinton email probe as a "matter," which tracked the language used by her campaign, instead of an investigation . McCain: But you reached the conclusion that there was no reason to bring charges against Secretary Clinton. John McCain's case, Hillary Clinton's email investigation. [Full Article...]

Qatar begins shipping cargo through Oman to bypass Gulf rift

Qatar begins shipping cargo through Oman to bypass Gulf rift Saudi Arabia and allies Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) severed ties with Qatar last week, accusing it of supporting militants and regional rival Iran - charges Doha denies. Qatar has been isolated for the past week by Saudi and others over "terrorism" and because of its relatively relaxed approach to relations with Jeddah's great regional rival, Iran. [Full Article...]

United Nations condemns Hamas for tunnel under schools in Gaza

He said that during his meeting with the United State Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley in Jerusalem last Wednesday, he told her that "it's time to dismantle UNRWA". Rishq said Netanyahu's call to dismantle UNRWA was "part of the Israeli plan to eliminate the Palestinian refugee problem once and for all". Hamas in past built several networks of tunnels in Gaza leading into Israel and to t... [Full Article...]

'Wonder Woman' puts 'The Mummy' to rest at weekend box office

'Wonder Woman' puts 'The Mummy' to rest at weekend box office There is, however, a saving grace to having Tom Cruise in The Mummy . But before we get to the undead, " Wonder Woman " easily dominated the domestic box office yet again this week, bringing in an estimated $57 million in its second weekend out. [Full Article...]

Trump '100 Percent' Willing to Testify Under Oath on Comey Allegations

Trump '100 Percent' Willing to Testify Under Oath on Comey Allegations The president fielded multiple questions Friday regarding Comey's testimony and his claim the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director had told Congress "so many false statements and lies" while under oath. The way the Q&A unfolded, it certainly sounded as if Trump said he's prepared to testify under oath, which would raise the stakes on the investigation considerably. [Full Article...]

Cabinet meeting provides first post-election test for embattled May

Cabinet meeting provides first post-election test for embattled May Some colleagues may be lining up to replace her, although a party source told Reuters the post was seen as too much of a poisoned chalice for the time being. British Prime Minister Theresa May's two closest advisers, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill , resigned today after taking responsibility for the election debacle for the Conservative Party which failed to get a simple majority. [Full Article...]


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