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USA calls on Arab states to ease Qatar blockade as crisis deepens

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Kuwait - which unlike most of its fellow Gulf Cooperation Council members has not cut off ties with Qatar - has been leading efforts to mediate. Tillerson, who dealt with Qatari leaders for years as chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corp., is skilled at bringing people together and is ready to help if needed, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Thursday. Read More »

Who Is Really Behind The Qatar Crisis?

The Qatari Central Bank asked banks in Qatar for daily data on cash withdrawals and remittances, amid predictions of withdrawing foreign investment funds from Qatari banks for fear of the worsening of the crisis with other Gulf countries. Read More »

Man who tried to hijack MH128 was just released from psychiatric facility

A Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to turn back after a mentally ill passenger threatened to blow up the plane before trying to get into the cockpit. Australian police said Marks had just been released from psychiatric care and boarded the plane hours later. " The Australian Security authorities screened all baggage, and they are being transferred to the respective flights that passengers are rebooked on", MAS added . Read More »

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Attack Near Melbourne, Australia

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Mr Khayre had taken a woman who worked as an escort hostage inside the building, but emerged and locked police in a firefight at about 6pm. One police officer was shot in the neck and ear and two officers suffered wounds to their hands, but none of the wounds were life-threatening, Ashton said. Read More »

London Bridge Attack Footage Is Released; Police Arrest 6

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Hours before ramming the pedestrians, the attackers - who were all eventually killed - tried to rent a 7.5-tonne truck, according to police . The investigation has concluded that 27-year-old Butt was the ringleader. But the three men failed to provide payment details and the vehicle was not picked up, prompting them to use a smaller van from a DIY store instead. Read More »

McCain says his confusing questions resulted from tiredness

None of this seemed to get through to McCain , who kept insisting that Comey had exonerated Hillary Clinton in the Russian Federation investigation, but not Trump. Former FBI Director James Comey told Senate lawmakers Thursday that although he had concerns about the handling of an investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state, appointing special counsel in the probe would have been "brutally unfair". Read More »

Comey says Trump's lying, Trump says Comey's lying

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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I'm not hinting anything. Mr Trump , who refrained from tweeting as Mr Comey accused the administration of spreading "lies", struck back with an early morning tweet on Friday. The leaks referred to, which the president's personal lawyer is aiming to have investigated, are the release of memos made by Comey that documented his unusually frequent conversations with the president. Read More »

Youssef Zaghba: Full Story & Must-See Details On London Terrorist

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Police also said they had made an overnight raid in east London and arrested a 27-year-old man early on Tuesday. The third London Bridge attacker has been identified as 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba. "The other named man, Rachid Redouane , was not known".Imams and religious leaders from across the country and a range of schools of thought came together to issue a public statement condemning the recent terror attack in London and conveying their pain at the suffering of the victims and their ... Read More »

Donald Trump slams James Comey after accusations on lying

James Comey accused Donald Trump of lying on several occasions in his testimony to the US Senate select committee on intelligence on Thursday, adding that he didn't feel safe being in the same room as him alone. Trump also denied asking Comey for a pledge of loyalty during one of a string of private meetings. Media captionWho is behind the projections on the Trump Hotel? During his testimony Thursday, Comey told lawmakers that Trump was not a target in the bureau's ... Read More »

Police release man held in connection with Manchester attack

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A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said they were unable to confirm or deny Abedi's contact with the terror group as it was an ongoing investigation. "Our inquiries show Abedi himself made most of the purchases of the core components and what is becoming apparent is that many of his movements and actions have been carried out alone during the four days from him landing in the country and committing this bad attack", said Det Ch Supt Russ Jackson, the head of the north-west ... Read More »

Trump blasts 'crooked Hillary' for blaming others for election loss

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She lost the election because the Russians and certain "forces in this country" conspired to deprive her of election victory. "I inherit nothing from the Democratic Party", Clinton said , according to Recode . what I think Hillary Clinton should be figuring out is how do we empower the DNC to have the best data resources to win races this year, in 2018, and 2020". Read More »

UK mulls minority govt after shock poll

The Labour Party , which had been written off by critics as all but unelectable, surged to 261 seats, up 29 from its tally in the 2015 election . The country is now rudderless, just days before formal negotiations begin on June 19 to finalise Britain's divorce from the European Union . Read More »

We are not ready to surrender: Qatar Foreign Minister

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The United Arab Emirates warned on Wednesday that anyone showing sympathy with Qatar over sanctions imposed by its Gulf neighbours could face up to 15 years in prison. Jordan also signaled a willingness to work with neighboring countries to help end the crisis, according to government spokesman Mohammad Al-Momani. Read More »

Trump slams Qatar for funding terror as Tillerson urges calm

Therefore, Trump said, he took the "hard but necessary action" of calling out Qatar . We have to stop the funding of terrorism . The United States urged Saudi Arabia and its regional allies on Friday to ease their blockade of Qatar, warning it is harming the regional struggle against terror. Read More »

Hawaii Becomes America's First State To Join The Paris Climate Accord

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Similar re-commitment has been made by the world's leading carbon emitters, European Union, China, and India, all of who have indicated willingness to increase their global leadership on climate change and clean energy. In a job in a café I had a few years ago, I had a conversation with one of our regulars, a roofer named Gary. The American absence is significant as the country is the second biggest carbon emitter in the world - and in a sense, this decision by the U.S. Read More »

A hung Parliament - 5 things to know

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It is thought Mrs May will seek some kind of informal arrangement with the DUP that could see it "lend" its support the Tories on a vote-by-vote basis, known as "confidence and supply". The Democratic Unionist Party, which won 10 seats in Thursday's voting, is entering talks with the Conservatives to discuss how to work together in a new government. Read More »

May forms unity government after losing majority in United Kingdom vote

Mrs May - who had a small majority in the previous parliament - had called an early election to try to improve her negotiation positions on Brexit . Since the UK's vote previous year to exit the European Union - the smooth process of which was the main reason given by May for calling the election seven weeks ago - the pound is now 13 per cent lower against the euro and 14 per cent against the USA dollar. Read More »

UAE minister suggests embargo if Qatar doesn't change course

Their "fingerprints are all over the place" in terror funding, Gargash said. But a Qatari official said on Thursday the emir would not be accepting the invitation. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain lead a string of countries that this week cut ties with Qatar over what they say is the emirate's financing of extremist groups and its ties to Iran, Saudi Arabia's regional arch-rival. Read More »

United Kingdom election: Conservative Party fails to win majority

Ms May, who had campaigned against Brexit previous year, had demanded a clean break from the European Union single market and called a snap election hoping for a big majority to strengthen her negotiating hand. "I don't think the Conservative Government is stable, I don't think the prime minister is stable". After a spectacular backfire on a decision to call early elections, Theresa May finds herself without a parliamentary majority, and faces calls to resign. Read More »

Trump fires back on Twitter: 'Comey is a leaker!'

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Changes are afoot as well for the House Oversight Committee's investigation into the Trump-Russia-Comey complex. The excitement was palpable at Shaw's, where many said they took time away from work or school because they wanted to watch with a crowd. Read More »

Theresa May to 'reflect' after losing majority in Parliament

Traders and analysts in the City of London financial district spoke about feeling jaded, not just because they were up all night awaiting the results but because the UK's second shock election result in a year throws the nature of Brexit talks into yet more doubt. Read More »

Trump breaks silence on Comey testimony: 'total and complete vindication'

The White House was reportedly relieved with the testimony of James Comey , who failed to deliver any single breakthrough moment during his three-hour hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. "The President is new at this". He's new to government. He further denied ever asking Comey for his "loyalty", contradicting Comey's detailed sworn testimony about a private dinner the two men had in the White House. Read More »

NSA Whistleblower's Parents Say They Fear for Her Safety

Prosecutors argued victor had used a thumb drive to download classified documents while she was in the Air Force, CBS News' David Begnaud reports. Epps also said he was concerned that victor appeared to have a fascination with the Middle East and Islamic terrorism, Begnaud reports. Read More »