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Turkey urges Gulf states to end Qatar crisis before end of Ramadan

He dismissed as "fantasy" a Saudi media report that he had met in Baghdad with the head of Iran's Quds Force, controlled by Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards. The UAE's central bank also ordered the country's financial institutions to apply enhanced scrutiny on any accounts with six Qatari banks, including Qatar National Bank, which is the largest bank in Africa and the Middle East, and could potentially affect liquidity in the Qatari banking system. Read More »

Northern Ireland's DUP to back PM May in forming govt

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In becoming prime minister, May turned to Johnson as foreign secretary. She said she put that down to "the wake-up call" unionists had received at the last Assembly election, when the gap between the DUP and Sinn Féin narrowed significantly. Read More »

Davidson denies Scottish Tories may break from United Kingdom party

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Other high-profile losses included John Nicolson, Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh and Mike Weir while in North East Fife Stephen Gethins held on to win by just two votes. She called an election clearly very arrogantly thinking she was going to crush the opposition, sweep everybody aside and cruise to a landslide majority. Read More »

May strikes deal with DUP following shock result

While always striving for the "best deal" for Northern Ireland and its people, Foster said her party would always have the best interests of the United Kingdom at heart. Foster called a press conference in Belfast to clarify the situation, saying: "I make no apology for saying that the DUP will always strive for the best deal for Northern Ireland and its people". Read More »

Theresa May forms a government with DUP support after trip to Palace

She had hoped for a more decisive majority than the 331 seats won by former prime minister David Cameron in the 2015 general election but instead she ended by sacrificing the small lead she did have in Parliament. The results of the general election are being seen as a Brexit mandate, with most of the constituencies against Brexit turning out to vote against the Tories and for Labour, which has a softer stance on the issue, and other anti-Brexit parties. Read More »

Defiant Trump accuses Comey of being a liar

The committee's chairman, Rep. Mike Conaway Texas, and the ranking Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, have asked White House Counsel Don McGahn whether any such tapes or memos exist now, or had existed in the past, according to The Associated Press. Read More »

'When UK ready', Brexit talks should start: EU's Michel Barnier

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, said he was "waiting for visitors coming from London ", that he was ready to "open negotiations tomorrow morning at 9.30". "Her wish and will was not really too much accepted by the British people", he said. Britain voted to leave the European Union in a referendum previous year in what became popularly known as Brexit. Read More »

Three US troops 'killed by Afghan soldier in insider attack'

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That soldier shot the US soldiers and he was the shot and killed immediately. Afghanistan has suffered a string of violent attacks in recent weeks after the Taliban launched their spring offensive, including attacks in the capital city of Kabul that killed and wounded hundreds. Read More »

Bodies and wreckage found in search for missing plane

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The plane went missing at 1.35pm local time (7:05am United Kingdom time) as it flew from Myeik to Yangon , the country's army said. Residents in the area and fishermen found seven more bodies Thursday afternoon and handed them over to Myanmar naval ships. Read More »

Qatar issue: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain welcome Trump's demand

On Saturday, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE made no mention of Mr Tillerson's call. "But it does not give us joy when relations between our partners deteriorate", Lavrov told Qatar's foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani at talks in Moscow . Read More »

India vs South Africa

Pakistan's win over South Africa and Sri Lanka's resounding victory, chasing a 322-run target against India , have instilled a lot of interest, with Group B now wide open. Before this tournament, he had logged 363 runs, including two centuries. When Mendis hit three successive boundaries, their partnership was up to 159 and India were in danger of letting the match slip from their grasp. Read More »

London attack 'ringleader' tried to rent larger truck

Three French people, two Australians, one Canadian, a Spanish man and a Briton were killed in the attack, and nearly 50 wounded. Police believe Butt was driving the van. Haydon said the men may have been planning even more bloodshed if they had survived their stabbing spree and made it back to the van. Inspector Jim Cole experienced his most challenging moment in his 18-year policing career by being one the first responders on the scene of the attack. Read More »

Theresa May's advisers quit after election disaster

Will Theresa May soon follow her advisors out the door of Number 10? In an indication of the opposition to Mr Timothy and Ms Hill, former minister Anna Soubry called for them to be sacked while Mrs May's former communications chief Katie Perrior, who left Downing Street when the election was called, hit out at their "rude, abusive, childish behaviour". Read More »

French elect parliament as polls forecast Macron landslide

French voters have traditionally rallied behind their new leader in the legislative elections that follow the presidential ballot. Top vote-getters advance to the decisive second round June 18. "If we really want him (Macron) to change things he needs a majority", 67-year-old voter Irena Plewa, a pensioner, said at a bustling Paris food market. Read More »

White House aide out after 3 months

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U.S. President Donald Trump's communications director is leaving the job, the White House said on Tuesday, as the president considers wider staff changes to try to contain political damage from investigations into Russian Federation and his presidential campaign. Read More »

London will not be cowed by militants, police chief says

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Police said the three men - Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba - had driven up and down London Bridge twice before carrying out the attack, in what appears to have been a dry run. London Bridge attacker Khuram Butt tried to hire a truck. Terrorism is an evil that is affecting people all over the world and the motivation for those who undertake terrorist activities is hard to understand. Read More »

Turkey: Qatar military base for the security of Gulf

Qatar will pay the Ashcroft Law Firm $2.5 million for a 90-day period as the country seeks to confirm its efforts to fight global terrorism and comply with financial regulations including US Treasury rules, according to a Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA , filing on Friday with the Justice Department . Read More »

Democratic Unionist Party agree 'confidence deal' with Conservatives

An online petition demanding a Tory-DUP minority government is stopped has amassed more than 580,000 signatures, amid concerns over its stance on gay rights, abortion and the death penalty. Following the deal, Prime Minister Theresa May will shape her new cabinet to form the new United Kingdom government next week. Meanwhile, Sinn Fein accused the DUP of betraying the interests of Northern Ireland - with Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill predicting a confidence and supply deal would ... Read More »

Three men arrested in connection with Manchester attack released without charge

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Abedi was believed to have been visiting his parents and siblings in Tripoli, Libya, before returning to Manchester four days before carrying out his attack. Fresh searches have been carried out in Banff Road, Rusholme, following previous operations in the nearby Curry Mile. "It is vital that we make sure that he is not part of a wider network and we can not rule this out yet", he added. Read More »

Law, corporate work, politics? What's next for James Comey

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If Comey felt that was inappropriate, he should have said something right then and there. In his written testimony Comey noted that in a private conversation Trump told him that the Russian Federation investigation was "a cloud" that was thwarting his ability to act on behalf of the country. Read More »

London Bridge attackers plan to hire lorry to kill more

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Butt, a 27-year-old Pakistan-born British citizen, and his two accomplices, Rachid Redouane, 30, who claimed to be Moroccan-Libyan, and Youssef Zaghba, a 22-year-old Italian national of Moroccan descent, were shot dead by armed police eight minutes after the first emergency call. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron Confirms Third French Victim In London Terror Attack

Scotland Yard earlier confirmed the Moroccan-Italian national lived in the London district of Barking with the other two terrorists, Italian news agency Ansa reported. At least two of the attackers were known to British intelligence and law-enforcement officials, raising questions about whether anything could have been done to prevent the assault. Read More »

Collins calls Trump request to drop Flynn case 'truly outrageous'

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Comey admitted in his sworn testimony that he had asked a friend to leak notes he kept detailing his meetings with Trump to a reporter. Meanwhile, a congressional panel asked for any tapes of their conversations. Asked if he would be willing to give his version of events under oath, Mr Trump replied: "100 per cent". Earlier, Trump fired back at Comey , accusing him of leaking information. Read More »