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Erdoğan urges Saudi king to solve Qatar row

Flynas tweeted that it seeks not only pilots but also sales, security, maintenance and other personnel. Earlier this month, four Arab states ( Saudi Arabia , Egypt , the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain) broke off economic and diplomatic ties to Qatar for its support for terrorism. [Full Article...]

Iran arrests more, kills mastermind behind Tehran attacks

Iran arrests more, kills mastermind behind Tehran attacks Alavi did not provide further details or offer any evidence. ISIS had claimed responsibility for the violence at the parliament and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini . Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Friday that terrorist attacks would only increase Tehran's hatred against the U.S. and its " stooges " such as Saudi Arabia . [Full Article...]

Macron's party wins first round of French legislative vote with 28.21%

Melenchon, who could see his party win around 20 seats, asked French voters "not to give full powers" to the president's party in the second round next week. President Macron's La Republique en Marche (The Republic on the Move, LREM) and its allies took 32.3 per cent of the vote, official figures released early Monday show. [Full Article...]

PM May orders public inquiry as Grenfell death toll rises to 17

An investigation into the cause of the blaze, the worst in the British capital in a generation, was under way. Local residents say there had been repeated warnings about the safety of the building, which recently underwent an 8.7 million pound ($11.1 million) exterior refurbishment, which included new external cladding and windows. [Full Article...]

EU impatient for Brexit talks amid UK post-election chaos

EU impatient for Brexit talks amid UK post-election chaos May's government has said its Brexit plans remain the same, and her Brexit minister David Davis will be pressing for close economic ties but a clear break with the bloc to be able to control immigration and restore sovereignty over British laws. [Full Article...]

Twelve Top US Universities Reaffirm Commitment to Climate Change Pact

Twelve Top US Universities Reaffirm Commitment to Climate Change Pact Protesters accused Trump of becoming a "global threat" and "harming the planet" in signs they held Friday morning at the entrance of the embassy in central Madrid. Fortunately, the reaction to Trump's announcement has been encouraging. "A key risk to fulfilling this objective is remaining in the Paris Agreement". [Full Article...]

United Kingdom government attempt stalled by Northern Ireland

United Kingdom government attempt stalled by Northern Ireland But speaking during a visit to Paris to meet French president Emmanuel Macron, Mrs May told reporters: "We as Government remain absolutely steadfast in our commitment to the Belfast Agreement and the subsequent agreements and we continue to work with all the parties in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in ensuring that we can continue to put in place those measures necessary to fulfil t... [Full Article...]

Who is Otto Warmbier?

Who is Otto Warmbier? Doctors say he has suffered severe brain damage. Kanter described his condition as a being in a state of "unresponsive wakefulness". Though Warmbier supposedly had been in a coma for more than a year, the US didn't learn the full extent of his condition until Yun and the doctors saw him in a Pyongyang hospital. [Full Article...]

United States congressman Steve Scalise still critical after Washington shooting

The announcement comes as the congressional charity baseball game, for which Scalise and his Republican colleagues had been practicing at the time of the shooting , continues as planned. Scalise's office released a statement indicating he was shot in the hip and underwent surgery. "Since 1909 the Congressional Baseball Game has been the only annual partisan event beloved by all and enjo... [Full Article...]

What does Trump's new Cuba policy mean for travel to island?

The Obama administration restored diplomatic relations with the Cuba in 2015, leading to both countries opening embassies in each other's capitals. The "wet foot, dry foot" policy, which once let most Cuban migrants stay if they made it to USA soil but was terminated under Obama , will remain terminated. [Full Article...]

Ireland Officially Has Its First Gay Prime Minister

Mr Varadkar said there is no greater honour for any Irish politician and was deeply honoured. "The government I lead will be one of the new European centers as we seek to build a republic of opportunity". Mr Varadkar will meet the leaders of the DUP and Sinn Fein in Dublin tomorrow. Speaking on the maintained position of Deputy Simon Harris as Minister for Health, Varadkar said that Harris wou... [Full Article...]

Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch

His injuries resulted in severe internal and external bleeding, and he remains in critical condition after surgeries. Hodgkinson died after being shot by police. Scalise has remained under sedation, although doctors have lightened the medication at times so that the congressman can communicate with relatives. [Full Article...]

LeBron James says he never played for a "super team". Really?

Stop telling that it wasn't earned or we didn't work for it, man". Despite being on a squad alongside Stephen Curry , Klay Thompson and Draymond Green , Kevin Durant believes several Warriors' road to the league should be considered before casting them as a juggernaut. [Full Article...]

Scalise critical but improving, will require additional operations: Hospital

For the game, which began in 1909, members of the Senate and House of Representatives donned uniforms representing teams from their constituencies for the game and many topped them with hats from Louisiana State University, Mr Scalise's alma mater, as a tribute. [Full Article...]

People Confirmed Dead in Grenfell Tower Fire With 70 Still Unaccounted For

The fire in the block in west London burned for hours, and authorities fear that the official death toll of 30 is likely to rise, with numerous dead unlikely ever to be identified. The Grenfell Action Group majorly formed to defend the rights of the residents have condemned KCTMO as an "evil, unprincipled, mini-mafia who have no business to be charged with the responsibility of looking after the... [Full Article...]

Syrian refugee named as London tower fire victim

The civil engineering student was in the 14th floor flat with his brother Omar - who escaped - but did not recognise fire-fighters were in the building due to the thick smoke that engulfed the apartment. About 600 people were believed to have been inside the tower's 120 flats, many of them asleep, when the blaze ripped through the building. Many other residents have said they tried to flag safet... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom leader visits London fire victims as public anger grows

United Kingdom leader visits London fire victims as public anger grows Hundreds of people were believed to be inside Grenfell Tower when the fire began. Emergency responders were dispatched to the 24-story building to battle the blaze. London Mayor Sadiq Khan wrote to May on Friday, saying residents felt increasingly enraged and frustrated by the slow response from the authorities. [Full Article...]

Gulf countries assure India of welfare of diaspora amid Qatar crisis

Gulf countries assure India of welfare of diaspora amid Qatar crisis Davis said the diplomatic rift has not interrupted or curtailed operations at al-Udeid air base, a launching pad for USA military efforts in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. "We ask Qatar and other nations in the region to do more and do it faster", the US President said. The White House official said that despite the fact that Trump didn't mention it, the President is, in fact, concerned about th... [Full Article...]

Investigators for special counsel will soon speak to senior intelligence officials

Investigators for special counsel will soon speak to senior intelligence officials The NSA said it was working hand in glove with the special counsel on the investigation . The Trump administration late Wednesday declined to comment about The Post's obstruction-of-justice report. Mark Warner, who is the committee's top Democrat. According to Tuesday's report of The Washington's Post , the objective of the meetings was to find out if the Trump hindered an FBI probe by telli... [Full Article...]

Britain could only stay in European Union on worse terms, Guy Verhofstadt says

May said late on Wednesday that the talks were continuing, but that a fire that devastated a 24-storey tower block in London, killing at least 12 people, had taken priority. The Prime Minister has insisted the United Kingdom will leave the single market, replace customs union membership with a new deal and end the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. [Full Article...]


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