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Macron expected to win legislative election

The far-right National Front of his defeated presidential rival Marine Le Pen and the radical left will both also be seeking to capitalise on the move away from established parties. French President Emmanuel Macron (R) meets with a student holding a cattle (L) during a visit to the Vaseix agricultural college in Verneuil-sur-Vienne on June 9, 2017. Read More »

Iran kills mastermind behind Tehran attacks, arrests more

According to the reports, the Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the attacks. Trump's comments also brought criticism from Iranians on social media, who recalled their government's offers of support and the candlelight vigils held in Iran after the attacks of September 11, 2001 in the United States. Read More »

Protests break out across Kashmir after Hizbul commander Sabzar Ahmad is killed


Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti will hold a high level security meeting in Srinagar to ensure that law and order is maintained, sources said. Similar restrictions have been imposed in all other district headquarters and major towns of the Kashmir Valley. Public transport went off the roads throughout the Valley as people rushed home in their private vehicles while others walked long distances. Read More »

Theresa May's full statement after meeting the Queen

Oettinger said that "time for Brexit negotiations is getting tight" and added that "they must be closed in October 2018" to allow for the complicated approval process in the member states to run its course ahead of the official two-year deadline. Read More »

43 new designations in Qatar-linked terror list

Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt announced Monday that they were closing all land, sea and air borders with Qatar. Tillerson called on Saudi Arabia , the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt to "ease the blockade" against Qatar. Qatar has denied the allegations. A senior Emirati official told AFP that this week's decision was not aimed at a change of regime in Qatar but to pressure the country to reshape its policy. Read More »

Turkish products hit shelves as blockade remains in Qatar

Sheikh Khaled said he had explained to Mr Erdogan how Qatar's actions had led to the rift and said Doha should guarantee that it will not continue. Erdogan later approved the legislation, turning it into law. In a joint news conference with Bahrain's Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Cavusoglu said Turkey would continue its efforts to resolve the dispute through dialogue. Read More »

Chad recalls envoy from Qatar amid Gulf dispute

Their services would be paid for out of the $2.5 million fee, according to the contract, which also says that Ashcroft, who was attorney general from 2001 to 2005 under President George W. The current crisis is an eruption of simmering tensions fomented in the 2011 Arab Spring when Qatar and the Saudi Kingdom backed rival proxies. "The emir is wise not to speak", said Faraj, a Qatari engineer working for a telecommunications company. Read More »

CHOICE Act passes House, CUNA continues advocacy offensive

House Speaker Paul Ryan said the measure "delivers regulatory relief.small banks so desperately need". " The Financial CHOICE Act represents an alternative and effective approach to financial regulation, which will protect taxpayers, end bank bailouts, empower investors, and hold government bureaucracies accountable". Read More »

Hundreds descend on Parliament to protest Theresa May's DUP deal


An agreement with the DUP would bring in an additional 10 seats, pushing the party over the 326-seat threshold. "Our manifesto was full of fear and the Labour Party's manifesto was full of promises". The DUP was founded in the 1970s by the late firebrand preacher Ian Paisley, and in the 1980s was a key player in the "Save Ulster from Sodomy" campaign, which unsuccessfully fought against the legalization of gay sex. Read More »

Saudi Arabia And Allies Hail US President Donald Trump's Qatar Warning


Trump's offer echoed comments by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson earlier this week that the committed to helping the Gulf Cooperation Council "remain unified". The dispute between Qatar and Arab countries should be used as a chance to completely stop Doha's terrorism-financing activities, US Senator Tom Cotton said in a press release. Read More »

NBA Finals -- Cavs avoid sweep, thrash Warriors in Game 4

Don't let the disgusting officiating distract you: the Cavaliers shot the ball so absurdly well that this game may have been out of reach no matter what. Green, as you'd suspect, was unapologetic. What happened in the first quarter? If you're coming to the game and chanting my name, that means they're at home thinking about me. Read More »

Qatar was far more complicated than Trump could have imagined

Qatari officials declined to comment on Gargash's comments. Its foreign minister has struck a defiant tone in interviews, even after anxious residents emptied grocery stores in its capital of Doha as Saudi Arabia has blocked trucks carrying food from entering the country. Read More »

United Kingdom terror threat kept at 'severe'

United Kingdom police said that 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba lived in east London and had not been considered to be a "person of interest" to either police or the intelligence services - meaning they had no reason to think he was violent or planning an attack. Read More »

Day the young voted: It's a hung parliament as Labour surge

Labour made a surprise gain in Canterbury and the party's Sandy Martin ousted the cabinet office minister Ben Gummer - author of the Tory manifesto - in Ipswich. He told ITV: "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". Read More »

UK's May isolated ahead of Brexit talks as key aides quit

The election's biggest victor was Corbyn, who confounded expectations that his left-wing views made him electorally toxic. "I don t believe personally that Theresa May will remain as our prime minister indefinitely", said Conservative lawmaker Heidi Allen. Read More »

DUP to support minority Tory government after 'confidence and supply' deal reached


The Prime Minister is expected to choose the members of her cabinet today, although the scope for any major reshuffle was limited by the humiliating failure to reach a majority in Thursday's General Election . The Conservative party lost its majority in the House of Commons after a Labour vote surge saw it take seats from the Tories across the country (but particularly in the capital), leaving May reliant on the DUP to pass a Queen's Speech, one of the central acts of government. Read More »

JEE (Advanced) results to be announced on Sunday


Also, IIT Madras will release category-wise All India Ranks (AIR) of successful candidates, which aspirants will receive via a text message on their registered mobile numbers. In the internal meet, it was also decided that in two other questions from Physics and Chemistry, marks will be awarded for any of the 2 answers. IIT Madras has followed the timeline of JEE Advanced 2017 so far and keeping the initial schedule intact, the institute notified the JEE Advanced result date on 8th June. Read More »

Not kept in loop over formation of panel on farmers: Raote

Fadnavis has been the target of Opposition ire over the ongoing farmers' stir. These groups want loans taken by all 1.34 crore farmers in the state to be written off. The committee is then likely to meet the high-power group of ministers either in the evening or on Sunday. "Hence, I've decided not to attend today's meeting", Patil told reporters at Nashik. Read More »

Gulf widens as Saudi, allies place Qataris on 'terror list'

On Monday, the tiny, oil- and gas-rich state was cut off and isolated by some of the Arab world's most powerful countries. "Indeed, our position on countering terrorism is stronger than numerous signatories of the joint statement - a fact that has been conveniently ignored by the authors". Read More »

GOP shrugs off Comey revelations, sticks with Trump


Senate , Clark added. The White House has seized on Comey's confirmation that Trump personally was not under investigation over his ties to Russian Federation to declare a victory of sorts. But Comey also claims to have contemporaneous notes documenting the conversation, which he has provided to special counsel Robert Mueller - notes that shift the balance in Comey's favour. Read More »

Corbyn slaps female politician's chest in botched high-five

Britain's Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn , right, tries to high-five with Labour's Emily Thornberry after arriving for the declaration at his constituency in London, Friday, June 9, 2017 . Corbyn was posing for photos with MP Emily Thornberry and everything looked hunky dory. But she changed her mind at the last minute, leaving Mr Corbyn's hand flailing in the wind before it appeared to land unexpectedly on her chest. Read More »

Trump blasts Qatar for funding terrorism

The nations of Bahrain, Egypt, the Maldives, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen imposed the blockade after accusing Qatar of being a state sponsor of terror. 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 national speech on the crisis to leave Kuwait more room to "proceed and communicate with the parties to the crisis and ... Read More »

Making all efforts to double farmers' income: Rajnath Singh

Jammu and Kashmir Youth Congress members today tried to disrupt train traffic during a protest at the railway station here over the death of five people in an farmers' agitation in Madhya Pradesh . Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu accused the Congress of instigating and politicising farmers' stir in Madhya Pradesh and termed Rahul Gandhi's planned visit to the violence-hit Mandsaur as "another photo opportunity". Read More »