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Trump blames Qatar for funding terror

A company source later said the network was combatting a large-scale cyber attack but remained operational, and Qatar's official state TV said it had shut down its website temporarily after facing hacking attempts. Qatar strongly denied the earlier allegations and expressed a willingness to engage in talks to resolve the crisis. That was news to the Pentagon, which just minutes before said that the days-long blockade of Qatar had yet to interfere with USA operations at al-Udeid, from which ... Read More »

Theresa May to form minority government

Although winning the most seats, her centre-right party lost its majority in Parliament. In the immediate aftermath of the results, the Labour Party , more particularly its leader Jeremy Corbyn , has been baying for her resignation but she is determined to continue. Read More »

Qatar must 'end support for terror' to stop Gulf tensions

In an apparent sign of support, Turkey's parliament will debate on Wednesday a bill that would allow deploying troops to a Turkish base in Qatar . On the call, he reiterated "the importance of maintaining a united Gulf Cooperation Council to promote regional stability, but never at the expense of eliminating funding for radical extremism or defeating terrorism", the White House said in a statement . Read More »

Australian Counter-Terrorism Police Conduct Raids After Fatal Siege

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Mr Patton told reporters that a 32-year-old man was arrested after yesterday's raids. It is understood a father, 51, and son, 31, are also being questioned by police. His arrest followed a series of coordinated counter-terrorism raids across Melbourne's northern suburbs on Friday morning. It is understood the Australian Federal Police failed to act on a 2011 proposal that identified Khayre's extremist views, violent past and isolation from the community. Read More »

Trump's 'Infrastructure Week' met with resistance around $1 trillion plan

In a week when attention is focused on former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before Congress, President Trump called on Democratic "obstructionists" to help restore and rebuild American infrastructure. The president sat down with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the rest of the GOP leadership in the legislative branch on Tuesday to discuss his agenda, of which Obamacare repeal and replacement is at the core. Read More »

Trump tells Qatar to stop funding terrorism

Kuwait's emir is working to mediate the Gulf crisis around Qatar, which is home to a major USA military base and the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The phone call contrasted sharply with a series of tweets posted on Tuesday when Trump seemed to back the Saudi decision to isolate Qatar. Read More »

Third London Terrorist Named; All 3 Killed Within 8 Minutes

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Two men, aged 34 and 37, were taken into custody at separate addresses in Newham, east London , while a third, aged 33, was arrested in Waltham Forest. A police auto then screeches into shot, with three armed policemen exiting and immediately trying to rescue the man by diverting his attackers' attention towards them. Read More »

British PM Theresa May loses majority in shock election result

The Conservatives won 319 seats, Labour 261, the Scottish National Party 35 and the Liberal Democrats 12. The outcome of the vote resulted in a so-called hung Parliament , in which neither May's party nor the main opposition Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn received enough support to form a government without help from smaller parties. Read More »

Returning Petra Kvitova wins Roland Garros opener

If you don't like long lines that move nowhere for what seems like an eternity, then we recommend you get to the French Open early - and by early we mean before the early bird catches the worm. "And the expectations are also from me really big, of course, because I know what I can do, what I did a year ago". I think that, you know, my game still suits on the grass, and I will do my best to be there. Read More »

Will not surrender: Qatar minister on terrorist list issued by Saudi, allies

Qatar has vehemently denied the claims and on Thursday its foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, said his country would not "surrender". "They said they would take a hard line on funding extremism, and all reference was pointing to Qatar ", said Trump . Qatar had strongly supported Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood group and his elected but divisive government, while Saudi Arabia welcomed the military overthrow and lavished aid on Egypt in the months afterward. Read More »

Lordy, does Twitter have fun with Comey's exclamation

Comey did, in fact, corroborate Trump's claim. President Donald Trump is claiming " total and complete vindication " following former FBI Director James Comey's testimony to Congress on Thursday. "I was honestly concerned that he might lie about the nature of our meeting, and so I thought it really important to document", he said of one such occasion. Read More »

Top Cabinet team to keep jobs in May's new government

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Not only that, but the self-styled "strong and stable" leader of the Conservative Party only managed to avoid a complete political wipeout thanks to an astonishing set of electoral results in her party's favour in Scotland - a constituent nation of the United Kingdom which used to revel in the jibe that there were more pandas in the land of whisky and heather - just one - than there were Conservative lawmakers. Read More »

Third London Attacker Once Told Police 'I'm Going to Be a Terrorist'

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Redouane was 30 and "claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan", police said . He was investigated in 2015 but he was "prioritised in the lower echelons of our investigative work" and there was no evidence of "attack planning", police said . While Redouane was not know to any intelligence communities, many are criticizing British intelligence for not taking the known affiliations of Butt and Zaghba more seriously. Read More »

Tick-tock: EU says time pressing hard to start Brexit talks

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Uncertainties about the new government could further delay the start of the Brexit negotiations, which were already postponed by May's decision to call a snap election. Guy Verhofstadt, the former Belgian Prime Minister and now the leader of the European Parliamentary group of liberals and democrats, described the general election result as "yet another own goal" for the UK. Read More »

Sinn Fein's Adams says will not take up seats in Britain's parliament

The first results in Northern Ireland are expected at about 01:00 BST on Friday. Sinn Fein recorded a seismic political shock by taking the SDLP's prized seat in Foyle and also captured the nationalist party's South Down stronghold. "We fought this election on the importance of the Union and I think people really responded to that". The predicted results mean Prime Minister Theresa May is facing calls to stand down - but she says she's staying to provide stability. Read More »

Big firms shy away from representing Trump on Russian Federation

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When asked about the timeline for legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare as well as tax reform, Cohn responded, "We're on schedule". "We're all on board to do it this year". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, however, said recently he would want to try to finish it "this Congress", setting a much longer ceiling for action. Read More »

Islamists kill 13 Philippine marines in wartorn Marawi city

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The 13 marines were killed during an "intense firefight" on Friday as they were conducting operations to clear enemy positions, military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jo-Ar Herrera told a news conference. Meanwhile, Herrera confirmed that the US military are providing technical support in the operation in Marawi city. Debris fly as Philippine Air Force fighter jets bomb suspected locations of Muslim militants as fighting continues in Marawi city, southern Philippines , Friday, June 9, ... Read More »

What is a hung parliament - and what happens next?

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With 649 of 650 seats declared, the Conservatives won 318 seats , short of the 326-mark needed to command parliamentary majority. Third, I believe the Conservatives focused too much on Brexit in their campaign. She told voters this was all about "a strong and stable government" and emphasized her dependably in the Brexit negotiations. She warned European Union ambassadors in January that attempts to punish Britain would be an "act of calamitous self-harm" for European Union countries ... Read More »

America's Cup racing postponed again due to high winds

The New Zealand boat had capsized on Tuesday , with Wednesday's four scheduled races then postponed due to high winds in Bermuda . With not enough time to get the boat back to dock for an inspection, divers had to check on the boat in the water. Read More »

Saudi Arabia, Allies Issue Qatar-Linked 'Terrorism' List

The alleged hack saw Qatar News Agency report that its leader, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani, condemned efforts by Saudi Arabia to isolate Iran, its arch-rival. official said. And to Qatar's critics, the hostage deal was further evidence of its role in sponsoring extremists. Late Tuesday, Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said on Qatar-based Al Jazeera television that his country was ready for worldwide mediation, adding that the emir had postponed a ... Read More »

S.Korea finds apparent North Korean drone near border

It is the fourth new missile system Pyongyang says it has introduced and successfully tested this year alone, sending a defiant message to its enemies that it will continue to pursue a weapons programme that has rattled its neighbours and Washington. Read More »

Third London Bridge Attacker ID'd as New Search Gets Underway

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An Italian prosecutor says Zaghba told authorities after being stopped previous year at Bologna's airport that he "wanted to be a terrorist", but then quickly corrected himself. "I am not surprised that Khuram Butt carried out the terrorist attack and there are serious questions for the authorities", Shafiq said. A police officer who was stabbed in the eye trying to stop the attackers with his baton said Thursday he was sorry he couldn't do more. Read More »