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Qatar willing to listen to Gulf concerns, Kuwait says

Earlier this week, Trump invited the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Bin Al Thani, to the White House, telling the leader he would help resolve the dispute. Tillerson said the blockade was causing "unintended" humanitarian and business consequences and was "hindering USA military actions in the region and the campaign against ISIS", or the Islamic State terrorist group. Read More »

Labour Party stuns Theresa May's Conservatives in United Kingdom elections

European Union leaders fear Mrs May's loss of her majority will delay Brexit talks and raise the risk of negotiations failing. There isn't a parliamentary majority for anybody at the present time. Earlier today , a Facebook event was set up calling for people to assemble at Downing Street today at 5pm BST, with the organisers writing: "Make June the end of May!" Newspaper headlines saw her as just clinging on. Read More »

Live Nadal playing Wawrinka in French Open final

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Oh, he dabs too. Wawrinka is no slouch; he owns three major titles, including one from Roland Garros , and had never lost a Grand Slam final. Roger Federer misses out injured, but Rafa Nadal, Andy Murray and defending champ Stan Wawrinka are all here. Read More »

U.S. forces help Philippines military in Marawi

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Philippine forces are desperately fighting # ISIS forces that have taken over Marawi city in the southern island of Mindanao. The cooperation between the longtime allies in the battle is significant because Duterte, who came to power a year ago, has taken a hostile stance towards Washington and has vowed to eject USA military trainers and advisers from his country. Read More »

Iran arrests more suspects after Tehran attacks

Amir Abdollahian further referred to comments made by Saudi officials about taking war and insecurity to Iran and said they should be brought to account for such remarks. "The terrorists first went by auto to the mausoleum and after dropping two of them off, went to the city centre to attack parliament", the police said in a statement published on state media. Read More »

U.S. special forces helping Philippines troops to end city siege

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Hundreds of thousands of people have fled the city, parts of which were reduced to rubble by fighting and government air strikes in an attempt to dislodge the rebels. The militants, believed to number in their hundreds, have occupied Marawi since May 23. It also did not give details on the assistance , but reporters on the ground have spotted a US Navy P-3 Orion surveillance aircraft flying over Marawi City since Friday. Read More »

May-Northern Ireland's DUP deal thrown into confusion

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But the ballot-box humiliation has seriously - and possibly mortally - wounded May's leadership just as Britain is about to begin complex exit talks with the European Union. A spokesman for Johnson said he was "100 percent behind the prime minister", however. This is still on. "Absolutely", Mr Corbyn said. Foster had said her party would look at ways to help the beleaguered Tories saying a deal could bring "stability to the nation". Read More »

A relaxed and confident Corbyn sets out his path to power

The DUP is a socially conservative pro-British Protestant group that opposes abortion and same-sex marriage and once appointed an environment minister who believes human-driven climate change is a myth. Some say her failure means the government must now take a more flexible approach to the divorce, potentially softening the exit terms. Some senior Tories had made the removal of Hill and Timothy a condition for continuing to support May, who has vowed to remain prime minister. Read More »

Congressional Investigators Probe James Comey Leak Network

Trump was also asked if recordings exist of his conversations with Comey, as he has hinted in tweets in the past. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: Meanwhile, leaders of the House Intelligence Committee asked Comey for his notes and memos. Karl pressed on. Comey had also testified that, at a private dinner in January, Trump had asked for his personal loyalty. "So I thought that was interesting", said Acosta on CNN following the press conference. Read More »

Collins: Trump should give clear answer on Comey tapes

He also said he did not ask Comey to drop the FBI investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and possible ties to Russian Federation. " I didn't say that , and I didn't say the other". "I took it as a direction". Lordy, I hope there are tapes, ' he said. Mr. Comey responded that it wasn't a question he could answer "in an open setting because it goes into the details of the investigation". Read More »

Iran's Khamenei says attacks will increase hatred toward United States and Saudi Arabia

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A sixth assailant - a female - was caught alive and is being interrogated, Tasnim news agency reported , citing the chairman of parliament's national security and foreign policy committee, Alaeddin Boroujerdi. It appears that the Trump administration, first with its travel ban, then with hostile rhetoric and now with this statement, is succeeding where the Islamic Republic failed in the past 38 years: turning Iranians against the U.S. Read More »

British PM's top aides quit after election fiasco

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Downing St. said the Cabinet will discuss the agreement on Monday. May's authority over her party was shattered by the election result. The main opposition Labour Party took 262. 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 »

UK prime minister makes Cabinet appointments

The DUP wants no extension to Northern Ireland's limitations on terminations, which restrict the procedure to when a woman's life is at risk or there is a permanent or serious risk to her mental or physical health. Guy Verhofstadt, the European parliament's Brexit representative, described the result as "yet another own goal" for Britain . Analysts say the prospect of a " hung parliament ", when there is no majority party, was probably one of the worst outcomes possible, as it means ... Read More »

UK: DUP agrees to 'confidence and supply' deal to support Conservatives

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In a resignation statement on the Conservative Home website, Timothy conceded that the campaign had failed to communicate "Theresa's positive plan for the future", and missed signs of surging support for the opposition Labour Party. Previously, she said she wanted to take Britain out of the EU's single market and customs union in order to cut immigration. I think a lot of people voted because they were fed up. Read More »

UK defence minister Fallon says government views on Brexit haven't changed

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There were media reports that Johnson and other leading party members were weighing leadership challenges. "On Brexit, I have argued that we need to come back to the middle, including people who voted to Remain. "There's an bad lot of issues around Brexit that need to be discussed with other parties", she told Sky News on Saturday. That said May had "spoken with the DUP to discuss finalising" a deal in the coming week. Read More »

Why did Trump meet Comey alone? Sen. Susan Collins offers theory

Comey, who was sacked by Trump in May, did not make any major disclosures about any links between Trump or his associates and alleged Russian meddling. On Thursday, Trump let his communications team - and his personal lawyer - reply to Comey's unflattering portrayals. House Speaker Paul Ryan tried to brush off the conclusion as Trump being new to the White House, but Sen. Read More »

General election 2017: DUP deal 'risks peace process'

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The DUP won 10 Westminster seats, which will provide the Tories a narrow parliament majority. "The reason for the disappointing result was not the absence of support for Theresa May and the Conservatives but an unexpected surge in support for Labour ", Timothy wrote. Read More »

Israel, Saudi Arabia Join Forces To Champion War With Iran

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The attacks took place on Wednesday morning at both the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum just South of Tehran , and at the Iranian Parliament, or Majlis. Also in Kermashah, security forces seized 92 firearms from a vehicle on Thursday night. In 1981, it was blamed for planting a powerful bomb in the headquarters of the ruling Islamic Republic Party, killing dozens of leading state officials. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn: I can 'absolutely' still be Prime Minister

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Let's get on with the job". People demonstrate on Whitehall, central London , Saturday June 10, 2017, after the British general election result. The Conservatives are now in discussions about a possible "supply and confidence" deal with the Democratic Unionist Party . Read More »

Iran's Khamenei says attacks to increase hatred towards US, Saudi

Its success was the more remarkable in that Iran is one of the most securitized states in the world. "We Are All Together", the daily said . Iran said its security forces on Saturday killed the mastermind of a twin attack on Tehran that left 17 people dead this week, as security was tightened around the country to prevent other possible plots. Read More »

The US may withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council

She urged the UN Human Rights Council to throw out abusive regimes and end what she called its "anti-Israel bias", warning that its credibility was at stake. United States concerns about the UN rights body predate Trump's election, and Washington has long denounced an agenda item dedicated exclusively to criticising Israel. Read More »

Fact check: did James Comey's testimony actually vindicate Donald Trump?

Comey's one-on-one discussions with Trump were the focal point of his testimony Thursday before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee. The president fielded multiple questions Friday regarding Comey's testimony and his claim the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director had told Congress "so many false statements and lies" while under oath. Read More »