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Qatar pulls out of Saudi-led coalition on Yemen

Also, on Monday Saudi Arabia , Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut diplomatic ties with Qatar. Kuwait's emir has also been seeking to mediate, meeting Saudi's king on Tuesday. Qatar's isolation from powerful fellow Arab states advanced, however. They then sought to clean up the president's comments by stressing US-Qatari cooperation remained intact and crediting the country with working hard to stem funding and support for extremists. Read More »

Trump Wants Expanded Travel Ban Following London Terrorist Attack

One of the critical challenges to the order is that it is a thinly veiled discrimination against Muslims, fulfilling Trump's campaign promise of a "Muslim travel ban". But George Conway said his most recent tweets could cause real problems. Newly inaugurated President Donald Trump was "directly involved" in the search for the person who, using the official National Park Service account, retweeted side-by-side comparisons of the crowds at Trump's January 20 inauguration ceremony and former ... Read More »

Gulf row: Indians in Qatar advised to remain alert

He also rejected "a military solution as an option" to resolving the crisis, and said Qatar could survive "forever" despite the measures taken against it. Saudi Arabia's foreign minister warned ties would only be restored if Qatar changed its "hostile media", "support of extremist groups" and "interference in affairs of other countries". Read More »

Paul Ryan: Trump asking for Comey's loyalty inappropriate

In his written testimony , the former FBI director explicitly noted that he had previously been reluctant to publicly announce that there was not an investigation against Trump - as the president repeatedly asked him to do - because "it would create a duty to correct, should that change". Read More »

Qatar rejects intervention in foreign policy: FM

CNN reported late Tuesday evening that Russian hackers planted a fake news story on Qatar's state news outlet that contributed to the developing diplomatic crisis, citing USA officials who said the hacking was apparently aimed at causing "rifts among the US and its allies". Read More »

Iran attackers fought for Islamic State in Syria, Iraq: ministry


Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini's mausoleum in Tehran, killing at least 13 people in an unprecedented assault that Iran's Revolutionary Guards blamed on regional rival Saudi Arabia. Iran's foreign minister on swiftly rejected Trump's condolences, calling the president's words " repugnant ". Following the attacks, Trump issued a statement saying he would pray for the victims, but he added that "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling ... Read More »

Former FBI Director James Comey Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee


During his first public appearance since he was sacked, senators asked Comey about his responses to Trump. The White House provided multiple different explanations for Mr Comey's firing in the days after his dismissal. That memo, whose existence was first revealed by the New York Times , later prompted Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint ex-FBI Director Bob Mueller as special counsel to handle the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Curfew likely to be lifted tomorrow in violence-hit Mandsaur


Maharashtra recorded the highest number of suicides, followed by Madhya Pradesh and Telengana, constituting for 45.5 percent, 15.9 percent and 14.6 percent, respectively. Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh has admitted that police firing was the cause of deaths of the farmers. Police had initially denied responsibility for the deaths of the farmers, who were armed only with rocks and stones, according to authorities. Read More »

Saudi Arabia closes Qatar Airways offices, revokes licenses

Saudi Arabia, Egypt , the UAE and Bahrain severed relations with Qatar and closed their airspace to commercial flights on Monday, charging Doha with financing militant groups. The decision has led to suspended flights, concern over food shortages and the supply of construction materials. The two held talks, though details of their discussions were not released. Read More »

South Africa's ANC party to court disenchanted middle class

He said this subject had been discussed many times in the ANC and the conclusion was that removing Zuma from office would tear the ANC apart. AmaBhungane, a non-profit group that has a strong track record of exposing what it says is government corruption, last week released some of more than 100,000 leaked emails and documents. Read More »

Comey tells Senators 'Lordy, I hope there are tapes' of Trump meetings

The real answer, though, might be that Comey was dismissed for the simple reason that Trump was unhappy with him generally, because he didn't feel he was "his" man. He added he took the step "because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel". He also said that the White House had chosen to defame him after he was abruptly fired. Read More »

White House: Trump is 'not a liar'


Comey also spoke of having the feeling that Trump was " looking to get something in exchange for letting me stay in my job ". And just a week before he was sacked - Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he made a decision to publicly announce his findings in the Clinton email investigation after watching Bill Clinton board a plane with then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Read More »

France confirms death of second citizen in London Bridge attack

British police are continuing to investigating how the men met and how they planned the attack without being detected. Friend Elle Bishop said on Facebook: "I find solace in the fact that the hate that saw you taken from us, you have never felt inside, making you a remarkable young woman". Read More »

Trump doesn't tweet during Comey testimony

Several days after Mr. Trump fired Comey in May, the president tweeted that Comey "better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" "I was honestly concerned that he might lie about the nature of our meeting", he said. Read More »

Justice Dept. ending settlement payouts to outside groups


The DoJ announced this morning that it would end the practice of crafting settlements to lawsuits that resulted in significant financial awards to activists groups, a practice that had flourished in Barack Obama's administration. From 2013 to 2016, the department reached $46 billion in settlements with US banks that in part directed funds to approved housing aid and other related groups. Read More »

GTA Online Gunrunning Update Rolls Out June 13th


Rockstar has released a trailer for its huge Gunrunning update which is coming to GTA Online this June. Rockstar has revealed that GTA Online: Gunrunning will be released on June 13th, arriving in the middle of E3 week. Gunrunning will bring the rise of the illegal weapons trafficking industry in Southern San Andres, which means players can look forward to advanced weaponry, weaponized vehicles, the ability to purchase a subterranean bunker, a Mobile Operations Center and more. Read More »

London Bridge: Third attacker named as Youssef Zaghba


They previously identified two other men as attackers: 27-year-old Khuram Sharzad Butt , a British citizen born in Pakistan , and 30-year-old Rachid Redouane , who " claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan". People gather during an event for the victims of Saturday night's London Bridge terror attack . Questions are being raised about whether British police missed crucial warning signs that could have prevented the attack. Read More »

UAE closes airspace to all flights to Qatar as Gulf crisis intensifies

The article quoted Qatar's Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani as cautioning against confrontation with Iran, as well as defending the Palestinian group Hamas and Hezbollah, a Lebanese Shi'ite movement allied with Tehran. Emirati officials said they perceived Trump's tweets as a sign Qatar shouldn't count on America taking its side despite the U.S. having some 10,000 troops based in the country's al-Udeid Air Base. Read More »

Will Apple's MacBook Air laptops vanish for good?

Apple has historically attracted professional users in the photography, video and programming industries as some of its most devoted customers. Keep in mind that with the exception of the MacBook Air , all of the new Macs are powered by Intel's most powerful new processors. Read More »

Russia Joins Multilateral Anti-Tax Evasion Convention


Finance minister Viorel Stefan signed the document for Romania at a ceremony in Paris, together with ministers and high officials from 75 other countries. The sheer number of bilateral treaties makes updates to the treaty network on a bilateral basis burdensome and time-consuming. ICC recognizes the remarkable effort by the OECD to enable countries to reach a position of consensus and pave the way for consistent implementation of the tax treaty related measures in the BEPS project and reach ... Read More »

German minister accuses Trump of stirring Gulf conflict

It's a change in tone for a president who had seemed to welcome the crisis brewing among America's Mideast allies. He reiterated Qatar's defiant tone, saying the country rejected those "trying to impose their will on Qatar or intervene in its internal affairs". Read More »

Grants Make-A-Wish


With Alex's love for animals, this wish was a no-brainer. Thousands of visitors have been pouring in to see April the Giraffe and her baby son. Well over one million people watched the zoo's live-stream as April gave birth to Tajiri in April. Read More »

Trump lawyer denies president demanded loyalty, calls Comey a 'leaker'


In his opening statement last night, Comey said that he had eight one-on-one conversations with President Trump in his time as Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Rep. Jim Himes , a member of the House Intelligence Committee, which is conducting its own investigation, said Comey's testimony showed Trump has "no sense of propriety or an understanding of the need for independence of law enforcement within the executive branch". Read More »