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Trump accuses Qatar of funding terror 'at a very high level'

But Qatar is an important USA ally and hosts United States military forces operating in the Gulf region-including U.S. and coalition aircraft involved in the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria , operating from Al Udeid Air Base. He offered no documents to support his claim, but Western officials long have accused Qatar's government of allowing or even encouraging funding of some Sunni extremists. Read More »

Australian Kirsty Boden has died


There are now eight people confirmed dead in the London terror attack after a French man's body was found in the River Thames. "[She had] a great love for adventure and travel, seeing the world and living her life to the fullest, as all young people should be able to", Bishop wrote on Facebook. Read More »

Brazil court opens session that could topple president

Brazil's top electoral court began hearing arguments Tuesday evening on whether embattled President Michel Temer should be pushed out of office over allegations of illegal campaign financing in the 2014 presidential election. Before serving as tourism minister, Mr Alves was the speaker of the lower house from 2013 to 2015 and was considered a close ally of Mr Temer. A police source told AFP that anti-corruption raids were taking place in the south of the country but did not confirm ... Read More »

US says drone fired on US-backed forces near Syrian camp


On Thursday, the US shot down an armed drone it said had attacked its units embedded with local opposition forces in the region. The incident on Thursday, however, came soon after the USA had to destroy two "pro-regime armed technical vehicles" - a term that usually describes trucks outfitted with machine guns or other heavy weapons - that had advanced toward coalition troops in the deconfliction zone at At Tanf. Read More »

I'm willing to testify under oath about Comey claims

Richman to leak the memos in hopes of appointing a special prosecutor for the Russian Federation investigation. As Comey testified Thursday, it was a "massive effort". The House inquiry is now being led by Republican Michael Conaway and Democrat Adam Schiff. The Act essentially put the powers of the Department of Justice in the hands of the Independent Counsel: it vested him or her with the "full power and independent authority to exercise all investigative and prosecutorial functions and ... Read More »

Turkey Lines Up Behind Qatar as Gulf Crisis Fault Lines Deepen

While maintaining good relations with the Gulf states, Turkey has vowed to continue to back its close ties with Qatar, which Erdogan again defended on Friday. The Qatari government said the move "reinforces baseless allegations that hold no foundation in fact". Meanwhile, Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera said it was under a wide-scale cyber attack that had targeted "all systems", according to a statement released on social media by the broadcaster. Read More »

Search underway for small aircraft missing in BC Interior


The pair were travelling from Lethbridge; their ultimate destination was Kamloops. Notified of the missing plane a little after 4 p.m. Thursday, search and rescue crews from 19 Wing Comox were dispatched to the area. Transport Canada's civil aircraft register says the 35-year-old Cherokee is owned by Excel Flight Training of Lethbridge. "The Cranbrook RCMP is asking that anyone with information regarding this matter contact their local police of jurisdiction in efforts to locate the ... Read More »

Watch Senate Committee Hearing With Intelligence Chiefs


Coats says he has never been pressured or felt pressure to intervene in shaping intelligence products. At the Wednesday hearing , National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers also is expected to face questions about whether he faced pressure from Trump to rebut the stories about potential collusion between Trump associates and Russian officials. Read More »

UK PM May's Conservative Party Suffers Stunning Upset In Election

But it is far more likely that the Tories will get their Queen's speech approved and will stay in government - although with some expensive giveaways aimed at Northern Ireland to keep the DUP on board. The result also prompted criticism of May from within her own ranks as well as from the opposition. "Clearly if she's got a worse result than two years ago and is nearly unable to form a government, then she, I doubt, will survive in the long term as Conservative Party leader", former ... Read More »

Angelique Kerber falls to Ekaterina Makarova at 2017 French Open

My father did not like it that I throw my racket, I think", Kvitova replied. And that placed her in the history. "This match is special to me", said Kvitova at the post-game press conference. But that was about it. Kvitova's eyes welled with tears at the end of her 6-3, 6-2 win against 86th-ranked Julia Boserup of the United States . "I think I played well after six months off", said Kvitova, adding that she regarded herself as a victor already. Read More »

May says 'sorry' to Conservatives as she 'reflects' on losses

She said a government with the support of the DUP would "allow us to come together as a country and channel our energies towards a successful Brexit deal that works for everyone in this country, securing a new partnership with the European Union which guarantees our long-term prosperity". Read More »

Gulf states Qatar blockade hinders anti-IS fight

Previously, the USA had insisted the Qatar crisis wouldn't affect US military efforts in the Middle East. He says that funding has to end. He said families were being separated, children removed from school and Qataris forced to deal with food shortages. Read More »

Qatar says it won´t 'surrender' in Gulf row


Kuwait's emir is working to mediate the Gulf crisis around Qatar, which is home to a major USA military base and is the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The sheikh's remarks came as efforts intensified to resolve the feud pitting Saudi Arabia and allied Arab nations against Qatar. Doha has for years forged its own alliances in the region, often diverging from the politics of the six-state GCC and taking in leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Palestinian Hamas and members of the Afghan ... Read More »

62 people detained in violence-hit Mandsaur


Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday announced that he would be sitting on an indefinite fast from Saturday till the situation in Mandsaur attains normalcy. Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women's rights, trafficking, property rights, climate change and resilience. Read More »

Theresa's party suffers loss, but set to form govt

She said any changes to her personal team would be for another day after colleagues criticised the way May ran the campaign. The PM called for snap elections three years earlier than required, because opinion polls indicated that she outranked Corbyn. Read More »

Trump demands Qatar 'end' its funding of 'terrorism'

The United Arab Emirates ( UAE ) today announced that it has severed all ties with Qatar , over alleged links with terrorist organisations. Just days earlier, Saudi Arabia , Bahrain , the UAE, Egypt , Yemen and Mauritania cut diplomatic ties, suspended transport and closed their borders with Qatar after alleging the emirate supported regional terror groups. Read More »

New arrests made in London Bridge attack investigation


Scotland Yard said formal identification had not yet taken place, but Mr Thomas' next of kin had been informed. The van-and-knife attack also injured nearly 50 people who were enjoying their Saturday night in a crowded part of London known for its bars and restaurants. Read More »

Rex Tillerson urges Gulf states to ease Qatar blockade


Jeff Davis told reporters . 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 . The crisis has thrust the U.S. into a delicate position because of its alliances with all sides - and because Qatar hosts the nerve center for USA air operations in the Middle East , including the fight against Islamic State. Read More »

Boris Johnson makes quick exit after count as Theresa May leadership questioned


Former chancellor George Osborne claimed Boris Johnson , who backed out of the Conservative leadership contest which Mrs May won a year ago, would have "a little smile on his face right now" after the party missed out on a majority. Labour had won 261 seats. "With May under pressure as a result of the potentially disastrous figures hinted at by the exit poll, Boris Johnson is in prime position to follow her", a spokesperson from Paddy Power said in a note. Read More »

Romney says Clinton urged him to take Secretary of State role


Romney was a candidate to lead the Department of State and met with then President-elect Donald Trump about the job during the transition period after last November's election, but the position ultimately went to Rex Tillerson. "We would very much like to see you serve in that capacity'". Romney was a vocal critic of Trump throughout the 2016 campaign. But if he had been offered the role, Romney said Friday, he would have accepted it. Read More »

Bahrain bans social media sympathy for Qatar in diplomatic row

Speaking at the White House Rose Garden with the Romanian prime minister on Friday, Trump said that Qatar "has unfortunately been a funder of terrorism , and at a very high level". Ankara hosted Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif this week for talks, including on Qatar . Qatar responded by saying that the list reinforced "baseless allegations". Read More »

What Does UK Hung Parliament Mean for Europe ETFs?

Others predicted she would soon be gone. May took a gamble in April by calling for the snap election. Corbyn's newly energized Labour Party officially backs Brexit - since voters endorsed it in a referendum previous year - but many important figures in the party advocate a much "softer" approach, and their views now may now carry sway. Read More »

Here's Why Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) Trending These Days


In Basic Materials sector, shares of Southwestern Energy Company (SWN ) were valued at $6.04 and moved -0.33% as of a recent closing trade. Inc. now owns 25,124 shares of the pipeline company's stock worth $546,000 after buying an additional 284 shares in the last quarter. Read More »

UK Snap Election Leads to a Hung Parliament

That move helped him in the wake of the recent major terrorist attacks in Manchester and London . The Scottish National Party retained just 35 of the 56 seats it secured two years ago and UKIP leader Paul Nuttall fell on his sword after just six months in the job, following a woeful night for the Eurosceptic party. Read More »