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Sudan won't take sides in Gulf dispute

President Donald Trump spoke to Qatar's emir on Wednesday, offering United States mediation in a crisis that has split Washington's allies and pushed regional powers toward confrontation. The United States, France and Russian Federation have called for dialogue while Turkey has defended Qatar and said it would further "develop" ties with Doha . Read More »

Brexit talks 'could be delayed' over shock election result

Polling stations have opened across Britain in an election to choose a new government. Former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Alex Salmond , former SNP leader, were also defeated. "The Conservative Party is notoriously intolerant of leaders that disappoint, but the UK needs a united front for negotiations , and now is not the time for a Tory civil war". Read More »

Qatar Won't 'Surrender' In Row With Other Arab States


Qatar imports virtually all its goods, but Sheikh Mohammed said that only 16 per cent of food supplies come into Qatar via the countries that have imposed the de facto blockade. No clear evidence has surfaced yet of who was involved, but Qatar's relationship with the United States and its funding of the Al-Jazeera news service have been sources of concern for other governments in the region. Read More »

Bahrain demands Qatar distance itself from Iran

On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson encouraged all sides to "sit down together to resolve irritants", despite Washington's long-time criticism of Qatar's role in promoting radical ideology, which Doha has repeatedly denied. Read More »

Gulf education hub 'irreparably damaged' by Qatar crisis


In declaring this statement The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia , the Arab Republic of Egypt, the United Arab Emirates , and the Kingdom of Bahrain reaffirm their appreciation of partner States that have supported efforts to counter terrorism, extremism and violence, and call for continued and renewed efforts and cooperation in defeating the scurge of terrorism and its awful impact on the global community. Read More »

Emir Won't Visit US While Qatar Is Under Blockade

Saudi Arabia also closed Qatar's only land border. Gargash said he hoped further steps were not needed but could not be ruled out. 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. Read More »

Words with Friends adds 'covfefe' to its dictionary


The tweet was not deleted for more than 6 hours. Internet reacts to Presiden't " covfefe " tweetThe tweet went viral, getting almost 120,000 retweets and 150,000 likes in 6 hours. One user joked that " covfefe " is already a popular name for babies in states that voted for Trump. Late-night television host Jimmy Kimmel, a comedian who writes jokes for a living, was sad about " covfefe ". Read More »

North Korea launches a short range ballistic missile


Japan said the missile landed within its Exclusive Economic Zone, an area of water extended 200 nautical miles from the Japanese coast. US Pacific Command said the missile was tracked for six minutes and was not thought to pose a threat to the US. Read More »

Zarif in Astana for Shanghai summit

With the inclusion of Pakistan and India, the SCO will have a total of eight states as permanent members - after China, Kazakhstan , Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. According to a source in Astana , Modi enquired about Sharif's health after an open heart surgery in London in May past year. During the summit to be held on June 8-9 in Astana , the capital city of Kazakhstan, India is set to become a member of the SCO. Read More »

Britain's May on course to lose majority in British parliament

In Northern Ireland, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), a natural ally of the Conservatives , said it would negotiate with the Conservatives if they fell short of a majority, as both parties had common ground. The exit poll, although a good indicator of broadly how Britons have voted, has not always correctly predicted the exact result in the past. The SNP is forecast to finish with 34 seats and the Lib Dems 14. Read More »

NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Results

She also has the 23rd-fastest time (15:56.80) in the 5,000 meters, her bread and butter, despite focusing more on hitting a qualifying time rather than setting a blistering pace this season. "We've set a good doesn't matter what school you go to". Those are the type of little mistakes you can't afford when you're going against the best in the country. Read More »

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says Lions have to start winning


Nor, predictably, is backing a professional Super Rugby franchise in the Pacific Islands - "In the immediate future I can't see how you could sustain a professional team in a Pacific Island unless, financially, there's significant private intervention" - but as recently as the past week Tew has had discussions with South African officials about rugby's future viability across the southern hemisphere. Read More »

U.S. says it's ready to defend against N. Korean missiles "today"


James Syring , director of the Missile Defense Agency, has said the live-fire test of the USA ballistic missile defense platform seeks to demonstrate the country's readiness to counter intercontinental ballistic missile threats from potential adversaries, DoD News reported Wednesday . Read More »

Trump suggests Iran shares some blame for extremist attacks

The President added: "We underscore that states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote ". The White House released a statement from Trump condemning the terrorist attacks in Tehran and offering condolences, but also implying that Iran is itself a sponsor of terrorism. Read More »

NBA Finals: LeBron James not faulting Warriors for building super team

With his Cleveland Cavaliers trailing the Warriors 3-0 in the NBA Finals , James was asked if it's good for the league, or even fair, to have such a dominant team. That roster would give these Warriors a chance against any great team from the past - and gives most of their opponents no chance against them. Curry, victor of the last two MVP awards, is fully healthy after struggling through last year's Finals. Read More »

Qatar Crisis Sharpens Regional Faultlines

A senior White House official echoed this sentiment in conversations with the Free Beacon , acknowledging that the break in formal ties could result in Qatar becoming closer with Iran, a top enemy of Saudi Arabia and leading USA allies in the region. Read More »

Mandsaur calm, Rahul visit raises political temperature

Gandhi was released after over four hours of detention in the guest house of a cement company. Plane, four-wheeler, two-wheeler and on foot, the Congress vice-president did it all today as he tried to get from Delhi to Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh. Read More »

Former FBI chief's hearing latest in major distractions for Trump

Marc Kasowitz, Trump's private attorney, took aim at Comey following the testimony. "Depending on which camp you're in, you could say that Comey totally condemned President Trump today, or you could say the president was exonerated by Comey ", commentator Dana Perino said on Fox News Channel. Read More »

Trump lawyer rejects Comey testimony, hints at prosecution

Still, there's no doubt the veteran lawman made for a challenging adversary. But at other points, Trump's lawyer seems more than happy to take Comey's testimony at face value. Comey said they kept Sessions out of the loop because they expected he would soon recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation. Comey said he felt he needed to get his account of his conversations with Trump in the public sphere in the hope it might prompt the appointment of a special counsel, which ... Read More »

Tories Lose Chance to Win Majority in UK Parliament

Labour was heading for 260 seats, the Liberal Democrats for 14, the Scottish National Party 34, Plaid Cymru three and Greens one, according to the PA analysis. "This is a very bad moment for the Conservative Party , and we need to take stock", Conservative lawmaker Anna Soubry said. Most alarmingly for investors, the unexpectedly inconclusive election result leaves Britain's Brexit negotiating plans in tatters. Read More »

UAE Closes Airspace To Qatar Flights As Gulf Spat Deepens

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 Shiite movement allied with Tehran. Qatar's satellite news giant Al-Jazeera has also emerged as a point of contention in the Gulf. Saudi Arabia and Egypt regard the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. Read More »

Golden State looks to finish off sweep of Cavaliers


Now they are 15-0 and on the cusp of an undefeated postseason. It's really not up to the Cavs. "It's the best we've seen of him". The effort by LeBron (James ) - for 46 minutes, however many minutes he played... Durant is now on pace to win Finals MVP while becoming the most efficient scorer in Finals history . "So that's what you want to do", James said. Read More »

United Kingdom election shock could delay and soften Brexit

No matter how the results shake out, Corbyn, who was repeatedly mocked throughout his campaign, particularly by the rightwing United Kingdom press, had a lot to celebrate. On Thursday, its share of the vote was set to fall from 11 per cent to less than two per cent and the party is unlikely to recover even the single seat it held in the outgoing parliament. Read More »