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USA secretary of state cancels Mexico trip to focus on Qatar crisis

The crisis has forced Qatar to seek help - including from Iran . That includes the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, both of which are considered terrorist organizations by Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. President Donald Trump initially praised the Qatar blockade on Twitter as the sort of strike against terrorism supporters he had urged during his visit last month to Riyadh. [Full Article...]

Cabinet approves sops for farmers; offers crop loans at 4%

Cabinet approves sops for farmers; offers crop loans at 4% The interest subvention is of 5% per annum as against the normal crop loan interest of 9%, but it will be reduced to just 2% if the loan is not repaid within one year. Farmers affected by natural calamities will get 2 per cent interest subsidy for the first year on the restructured amount. The move to extend the benefit of 2 per cent interest subsidy to farmers and an additional 3 per cent to th... [Full Article...]

Gap on climate change unveiled at G7 ministerial meeting in Italy

The agenda set by host and G7 president Italy includes the fight against global warming and climate change , in spite of US President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement , Xinhua news agency reported . "As their statement makes clear, there is no appetite to "renegotiate" the Paris agreement, and the drive towards a global economy based on clean, renewable energy will conti... [Full Article...]

Pakistan thrash India in cricket Champions Trophy victory

Pakistan is sporting just one change, as expected, with Muhammad Amir replacing Rumman Raees. India was never in the hunt with the bat, with Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli both back in the sheds within 16 balls to leave the innings in tatters at 2-6. [Full Article...]

Senate Democrat says any WH tapes due by Friday

Trump "acknowledged that by firing James Comey as FBI director the president acknowledged that he would in fact probably extend the nature and length of the scope of the FBI, the special counsel probe". But Comey has testified under oath that in a private meeting, Trump raised the investigation of fired national security adviser Michael Flynn - part of the larger Russian Federation probe - a... [Full Article...]

Ron Johnson: I haven't seen details of secret Senate health care bill

Ron Johnson: I haven't seen details of secret Senate health care bill The House bill would eliminate those subsidies and offer tax credits instead. Can you say it was done openly? While progress is being made in closed door negotiations - with Texas Sen. Republican senators still disagree on major components of potential legislation, and the meeting with Trump did little to change their minds. Sen. [Full Article...]

Environment G7 working to overcome US No

The world's largest economies are divided over how to tackle global warming following the withdrawal of the US from the Paris climate accord this month. Trump's policies are likely to flatten US emissions around current levels, about 11.5 percent below 2005 levels, according to a study last month by European researchers who compile a Climate Action Tracker. [Full Article...]

Talks on propping up UK PM May's Conservatives are 'very positive'

She will have to manage conflicting demands from within her own party, including a proposal for business groups and lawmakers from all parties to agree a national position for Britain's most complex negotiations since World War Two. More recently he has overseen Ireland's welfare system. They would not form a coalition. It has opposed the proposed Conservative-DUP liaison on the grounds that i... [Full Article...]

Lawyer claims Trump not included in Russian Federation probe

Lawyer claims Trump not included in Russian Federation probe A career prosecutor who entered the administration with a reputation as a meticulous, nonpartisan lawyer, Rosenstein has been buffeted in his short time on the job by political storms - and now the extraordinary spectacle of being singled out on social media by the president . [Full Article...]

DUP hoping to conclude deal with May as soon as possible

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel told Sunday's Welt am Sonntag newspaper that "maybe there is now a chance to achieve a so-called "soft Brexit .'" But he said staying in the single market would require Britain to accept European Union workers" freedom of movement. [Full Article...]

Darjeeling: GJM indefinite strike continues, heavy security deployed

They shouted slogans demanding that the police and security personnel be "immediately removed" from Darjeeling . Nearly 50 people, mostly police, were injured in riots and arson attacks which have been taking place for more than a week, forcing many visitors to leave. [Full Article...]

France's Macron heads for crushing parliamentary majority

France's Macron heads for crushing parliamentary majority French voters are choosing lawmakers in the lower house of parliament in a vote that is crucial for newly-elected president Emmanuel Macron . They were projected to win between 70 and 110 seats in the next Assembly according to a projection by Ipsos for FRANCE 24. [Full Article...]

Turkey's Erdogan slams 'inhumane' isolation of Qatar

Erdogan noted that if the United States considers Turkey its ally in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, then why do they fight against ISIS terrorists with the help of YPG and PYD. There must not be any split in the cooperation of the USA -led coalition. "Mwani Qatar assures that business continues to progress at all its ports and our partners have added new services from around the world". [Full Article...]

Near-final results show Macron's party winning

Near-final results show Macron's party winning French President Emmanuel Macron's party is on course for an overwhelming parliamentary majority after Sunday's first round of voting for the National Assembly that left traditional parties in disarray. But François Baroin, head of the Republicans, said the low turnout testified to the "deep divisions in French society" and was "extremely worrying". [Full Article...]

Billinge man arrested on suspicion of murdering college student Ellen Higginbottom

Billinge man arrested on suspicion of murdering college student Ellen Higginbottom A post-mortem examination has concluded that the 18-year-old student had suffered multiple wounds to the neck. Detective Superintendent Howard Millington, from Greater Manchester police's major incident team, said: "This is a very fast-moving and developing..." A missing teenager has been found dead at a water park following a "brutal attack" police have confirmed. [Full Article...]

Darjelling unrest: GJM protest to continue; Rajnath appeals for calm

They shouted slogans demanding that the police and security personnel be "immediately removed" from Darjeeling . "We think the police and security personnel should be immediately removed from Darjeeling to create conducive environment for talks". [Full Article...]

Panama City locals remember the 49 Pulse nightclub victims

Panama City locals remember the 49 Pulse nightclub victims Many of those fatally shot at the club were gay. "We need to watch each others' backs, we need to take care of each other", Desormeau said. Hundreds more gathered outside to reflect at the memorial left behind. She had planned to go the night of the shooting but at the last minute changed her mind and went to another club. At 2:02 AM, the time the shooter began his rampage, the names of the 4... [Full Article...]

Trump's personal attorney says president not under any investigation

That tweet was in response to a Washington Post story that ran with five unnamed sources - without identifying the agencies they represented - saying that the special council had brought down his investigation to include the president. [Full Article...]

Trump transition, campaign told to keep Russia-related documents

Trump transition, campaign told to keep Russia-related documents Donald Trump told his staff, visitors and advisers he was convinced Robert Mueller was a part of "witch hunt" against him and contemplated on firing the special counsel , the New York Times reported Tuesday. I mean, now they're talking about not the Russians, they're talking about obstruction. Trump picked up that theme again Friday morning, tweeting: "After 7 months of investigations & ... [Full Article...]

Trump lawyer: President not under investigation in Russian Federation probe

Some speculated Brand may have to step in after it was revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into the firing of former FBI Director James Comey . Pence has seldom addressed the Russian Federation issue, which has overshadowed Trump's efforts to overhaul the healthcare system, cut taxes and boost jobs - priorities that Pence has worked on intensively with Republican lawmake... [Full Article...]


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