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Saudis: OPEC May Discuss Deeper Cuts In November

On Monday, global oil markets saw major swings, with prices first spiking almost 2% when Saudi Arabia and three other Persian Gulf states severed diplomatic ties with Qatar , a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. Read More »

Korea Fires Shots at NK When Mystery Object Crosses Border

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Lee Min-bok, a North Korean defector-turned-activist, said that cylindrical balloons made of plastic cost much less than round rubber ones. The Korea Central News Agency said the test verified technical aspects of the weapon system and examined its "adaptability under various battle conditions" before it is deployed to military units. Read More »

Police name 2 of 3 London attackers

The national threat level was raised to maximum after the Manchester attack and troops were deployed at key public sites, but reduced to its second-highest level last weekend. They fell by 20,000 while she was home secretary. We have given increased powers to the police to be able to deal with terrorists - powers which Jeremy Corbyn has boasted he has always opposed'. Read More »

Trump honors fallen in visit to Arlington Cemetery

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President Donald Trump visited Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to honor the many fallen US soldiers and lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Secretary Kelly's other son, Johnny, is getting ready for his fifth military deployment. Christopher Horton, a member of the Oklahoma National Guard , who died in a gunbattle with insurgents in Afghanistan in 2011, and Maj. Read More »

#CT17 Rain has final say as Australia left stranded

Australia captain Steve Smith directed his frustration at the Oval's groundsmen after rain denied his side a much-needed Champions Trophy win over Bangladesh . The only positive that Mashrafe Mortaza and his men could take from this match would be that opener Tamim Iqbal is in the form of his life. "It's a bit frustrating obviously not to get a result in", Smith said. Read More »

Dems Aren't Happy Clinton Is Blaming Them For Her Loss

At Recode's Code Conference in California on Wednesday, the former Democratic presidential nominee was reflective, quick to crack jokes - and eager to cast blame. Clinton, who is now writing a book , said the way her using a private server for her work email account was used against her during her campaign was "very damaging". Read More »

White House Will Not Block Comey's Senate Testimony

Trump had been considering whether to invoke executive privilege on his White House conversations with Comey and keep him from testifying Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Principal deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Monday (Tuesday NZ Time) that Trump will not assert executive privilege to prevent Comey from testifying. Read More »

Kellyanne Conway's husband swipes at Trump on Twitter

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In his early morning Twitter messages on Monday, Trump potentially hurt his administration's legal case as it seeks to have the Supreme Court overturn lower courts' rulings and allow the travel ban to go into effect. Several courts have used Trump's statements throughout last year's general election and after his inauguration, both online and off, to determine the intent behind his first executive order that temporarily banned travel from seven Muslim-majority nations, and what the ... Read More »

Haley Claims That Trump 'Believes the Climate Is Changing'

We, the undersigned mayors, governors, college and university leaders and businesses are joining forces for the first time to declare, that we will continue to support climate action to meet the Paris Agreement. The phrase was taken from Trump's speech, in which he decreed that, "The Paris Agreement handicaps the United States economy in order to win praise from the very foreign capitals and global activists that have long sought to gain wealth at our country's expense". Read More »

Defending champ French Open champ out

The Spaniard, champion here previous year, had been complaining about the vocal and fiercely partisan crowd on Court Suzanne Lenglen during her match against France's Mladenovic when she was overcome by emotion. The eighth-seeded Kuznetsova, who won the 2009 French Open and the 2004 U.S. Open, fell, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2, to Caroline Wozniacki , the No. 11 seed. Read More »

Saudi shuts Al-Jazeera office in Qatar row: ministry

The UAE and Saudi Arabia stopped exports of white sugar to Qatar, a potential hit to consumers during the holy month of Ramadan, when demand is high. Qatar is home to the sprawling al-Udeid Air Base, which is home to the forward headquarters of the United States military's Central Command. Central Command officials and the Pentagon did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Read More »

GOP House candidate who assaulted reporter wins Montana election

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The altercation happened at Gianforte's campaign headquarters in Bozeman, Montana, on Wednesday. "All of a sudden I heard a giant crash and saw Ben's feet fly in the air as he hit the floor". In his acceptance speech before several hundred supporters, Gianforte said he "made a mistake" in the way he treated Ben Jacobs , a reporter for The Guardian , ahead of a campaign stop on Wednesday. Read More »

World reacts to Gulf diplomatic rift

Yemen's internationally backed government, which no longer holds its capital and large portions of the country, also cut relations with Qatar, as did the Maldives. relations with Qatar are "extremely good". Its Gulf Arab neighbors responded with anger, blocking Qatari-based media, including the Doha-based satellite news network Al-Jazeera. Read More »

Qatar row will not affect anti-Daesh mission

Federation Internationale de Football Association have claimed they are "in regular contact" with the Organising Committee of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after a number of countries severed diplomatic ties with the country today. Saudi Arabia said it took the decision to cut ties due to Qatar's "embrace of terrorist and sectarian groups aimed at destabilizing the region" including the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaida, Daesh and groups supported by Iran in the kingdom's restive Eastern ... Read More »

Trump criticizes London's mayor, again

The war of words had began after the London mayor gave an interview on Sunday morning in which he urged people not to be frightened by an increased police presence. Sanders said Trump was not "picking a fight with the mayor of London at all". Khan has pushed back, calling Trump bigoted and saying that he doesn't need advice from the US President. Read More »

Fugitive and bounty hunters killed in Texas vehicle dealership shootout

According to the Dallas Morning News , officials identified the bounty hunters as Fidel Garcia Jr. and Gabriel Bernal. Police are still investigating the wild shootout. Hutchinson and the bounty hunters died at the scene. Hutchinson was able to retrieve his weapon and began firing. Employees and customers are seen scrambling for cover as people scream. Read More »

UK police name two London attackers, say one previously known to them

Mount Royal University released a statement on Sunday condemning the violence that killed one of their alumni. The Scotsman leads with the police naming two of the three perpetrators behind the weekend's terrorist attack in London , amid reports that one of the men responsible was married to a woman from Scotland . Read More »

'It's just a load of nonsense' - Putin denies all links to Trump

I would have liked to have seen the hard-charging, take-no-prisoners Megyn Kelly who pressed Trump on his degrading comments about women during the Republican presidential debate. "Well, you're his boss", Kelly said. "For me, this is just fantastic". "You created a sensation out of nothing and out of this sensation, you turned it into a weapon of war against the current president". Read More »

Japan vows to take action with USA after North Korea missile test

Yoshihide Suga, Japan's chief cabinet secretary, said the North Korean missile launches pose risks to air traffic in the area as well as to maritime lanes in the Sea of Japan, according to Reuters . North Korea has continued to ignore a United Nations resolution in banning all nuclear and missile activity and instead has increased the number of tests in recent months. Read More »

Once the government broke off diplomatic relations with Qatar

In Riyadh, Trump made an impassioned appeal to Arab and Islamic leaders to "drive out" terrorists, while singling out Iran as a key source of funding and support for militant groups. The "decisive" measure was due to the "gross violations committed by authorities in Qatar over the past years", the Saudi statement said. "There is a certain utility", one U.S. Read More »