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Qatar Airways CEO: US 'fueling' the fire of Gulf crisis

Qatar Airways was forced to cancel direct flights to those countries, which serve as a significant source of passenger traffic for the airline. Qatar expressed its readiness for a dialogue to solve the crisis that has recently occurred in its relations with a number of Arab states. Read More »

Queen's Speech date in UK Parliament in doubt


May's party fell eight seats short of retaining their parliamentary majority, and is now in talks with Northern Ireland's ultra-conservative Democratic Union Party ( DUP ) - which won 10 seats - to forge an informal alliance. She has called for a closer relationship with the European Union after Brexit. "The key issue is to put our country's economic future first and foremost in our minds as we go ahead with Brexit". Read More »

Election gamble leaves 'strong and stable' British PM anything but


The negotiations are set to begin on June 19 . " Theresa May has put Brexit in jeopardy". Standing in front of 10 Downing Street, May said her Conservatives and the DUP will work together to “fulfil the promise of Brexit.”. Labour party leader Corbyn also said, "politics has changed and it isn't going back into the box it was before", during his constituency victory speech. Read More »

Ireland's DUP may spell more trouble for British PM

Ministers are tipped to push for a soft Brexit in their first meeting with the Prime Minister, follow a weekend cabinet reshuffle . Opposition parties had called for a general election ever since the success of Brexit last June since technically May had not been elected. Read More »

Trump's lawyer to file leak complaint against Comey, report says

President Donald Trump has accused fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey of lying to Congress and said he was "100%" willing to testify under oath about their conversations. "I don't think it's for me to say whether the conversation I had with the president was an effort to obstruct", Comey testified. When Comey was sacked, the White House alluded to the director's failure to move forward with the investigation of 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ... Read More »

General election 2017: what happened and what's next for UK businesses?

If Corbyn had claimed seven more seats, the total seats won by Labour, the Lib Dems, the SNP, Plaid Cymru, the Green Party and one independent MP would have come to 322 - enough to dethrone the Conservatives of their power. To retain her role as Prime Minister, May moved quickly announcing her intention to pursue a partnership with the DUP, a small party from Northern Ireland known for pursuing a more socially conservative agenda than the Tories. Read More »

US Special Forces Join Fight Against ISIS in Southern Philippines


The Two-Way has reported that an alliance of extremist groups have held out against the siege using supplies stored in civilian sites such as mosques and schools, as well as a network of underground tunnels. The seizure of Marawi by fighters allied to the IS, including some from the Middle East, has alarmed South-east Asian nations, which fear the ultra-radical group - on the backfoot in Iraq and Syria - is trying to set up a stronghold on Mindanao that could threaten the region. Read More »

Brexit talks may not start on June 19, David Davis suggests


Many MPs are angry over what they see as an unnecessary vote that has cost several lawmakers their seats and are demanding she run a more open, collegiate government after her first months of a dictatorial regime. The 60-year-old leader said she had tapped experience across the "whole of the Conservative Party" when she appointed Michael Gove, a long-serving cabinet minister who had clashed with May when she was home secretary, as agriculture minister. Read More »

Qatar to use Oman ports to bypass Gulf blockade


On Sunday, Pakistan rejected as "fabricated and baseless" reports that it plans to deploy its troops in Qatar amid diplomatic tensions in the Middle East. The title of the article in NY magazine is appropriately, "What the Hell is Happening With Qatar?" But Qatar is a primary source of terrorist funding. Read More »

A top vodka brand is trolling Trump

Trump then went so far as to say he'd be 100 percent willing to share his account of what happened under oath-which is where Smirnoff saw its golden marketing opportunity. ( RELATED: 11 Things We Learned From Comey's Testimony ). Mr Comey testified last week that the President had falsely claimed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was in disarray. Read More »

California winner of $447M Powerball can claim prize Monday


At the busy store right off the freeway in the small city of Menifee, residents stopped by to congratulate members of the Alberre family, who have owned the business for more than two decades, and muse about whether someone among them might be about to take home the 10th largest lottery prize in US history. Read More »

CM Shivraj ends his fast — Madhya Pradesh


The lack of a central leadership left the government in a fix as they did not know exactly who to negotiate with. I, the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) Government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi promise that we will irrigate every land. Read More »

Hillary Clinton Goes Tweet-to-Tweet with President Trump Over 'Covfefe'


Speaking at a conference in California, Ms. Clinton said the word " covfefe " could be "a coded message" to the Russians from the American President. " 'There she goes, "vast right-wing conspiracy", ' now it's a vast Russian conspiracy", she said. He said the candidate is ultimately responsible for winning or losing an election, and that's something he doesn't think Clinton will ever acknowledge. Read More »

Man United target 'indifferent' to manager's demands, determined to sign for Mourinho


PSG are preparing to lose both former United flop Angel Di Maria, who is a reported target for Barcelona and Juventus, and Lucas Moura, who is wanted as a replacement for Perisic by Inter. Mourinho has been chasing Perisic for months, having visited Croatia in the global break in March. The Nerazzurri are refusing to accept less than £44million but despite them playing hardball they may be forced to cash in on him for a lower fee before the end of the month. Read More »

Iran Says It Killed Mastermind Of Deadly Attacks On Parliament And Mausoleum


Iran has arrested nearly 50 people in connection with twin attacks on Tehran that killed 17 people last week, officials said, as security forces stepped up efforts to crack down on suspected militants. He said anti-Iranian remarks by Saudi Arabia's foreign minister and President Donald Trump are a "matter of disgrace" for them. Larijani went on hail the value of the unity created among officials and nation in the wake of the dual terrorist attacks on Tehran , adding "the unity must not ... Read More »

Israel approves largest West Bank settlements in 25 years

More than 3,000 units have been advanced this week, a spokeswoman for the group that tracks settlement building in the Palestinian territory told AFP. The trouble is that the world's response remains merely verbal. A Palestinian delegation is set to meet with President Trump in Washington this summer to discuss next steps in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, according to the Jerusalem Post . Read More »

Germany Stands By Merkel's Stunning Remarks On Relations With US, UK


The German leader reiterated the main thrust of her remarks on Tuesday, saying the "current situation" gives Europe more reasons " to take our destiny into our own hands ". Days earlier, in Saudi Arabia, Trump had presided over the single largest US arms deal in American history, worth $110 billion over the next decade and including ships, tanks and anti-missile systems. Read More »

Direct payments and soft border with Ireland must continue, DUP says


But there were new calls in London for her to retreat from a position that some critics call a "hard Brexit" and seek a softer option. A senior minister said the fact May intended to rely on Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) meant she could be forced to keep Britain in the EU's customs union, as well as the single market. Read More »

Theresa May 'will serve us as long as we want her' - MPs

Scottish Conservatives sharply increased their representation in the Westminster parliament last week, in contrast to the party's losses in England, strengthening the influence of their leader Ruth Davidson within the party. Finally, May has announced a partial reshuffle of her cabinet, including the return of Michael Gove and Damien Green, the latter being a well known pro-European MP. Read More »

Trump travel ban suffers new court defeat


The 9th Circuit also kept blocking Mr Trump's suspension of the U.S. refugee programme. The court cited two previous Supreme Court cases in its conclusion - including one in 1944 involving the containment of Japanese Americans in internment camps during World War II, an idea that then-Justice Frank Murphy said "falls into the ugly abyss of racism". Read More »

Qatar Central Bank says business as usual despite crisis

Early Sunday, the three countries issued statements telling mixed-nationality families that the nations' interior ministries would take into consideration the "humanitarian circumstances" of the families' situations. "The state of Qatar, in accordance to its firm beliefs and principles, works on avoiding political conflicts with states and governments when dealing with their people", the statement said. Read More »

USA attorney general Jeff Sessions to give evidence in Russian Federation 'meddling' probe


Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Saturday that he plans to testify before the Senate intelligence committee Tuesday, but it was not immediately clear if he would testify in public or private. Trump's inauguration. In addition, he's likely to be questioned about meetings with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak and his involvement in the president's decision to fire Comey . Read More »

Qatar Airways chief calls on United Nations body to declare Qatar measures illegal


Despite the country being at the centre of a diplomatic crisis which has seen Qatar cut off politically - and economically - from neighbouring Gulf countries, organisers were unworried, said the source. In an interview with CNBC television, one of the first public appearances by a Qatari economic policy maker since the crisis erupted, finance minister Ali Sherif al-Emadi sounded confident. Read More »