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Mandeville focus for World Blood Donor Day


The main goal of the event is to raise awareness about the need for safe blood and blood products. This sometimes leads to blood donation dropping down the list of priorities. This year's campaign focuses on blood donation in emergencies such as natural disasters, including earthquakes, floods, storms and man-made disasters. Read More »

Theresa May apologises to own MPs for election 'mess'

Conservative MPs who left the meeting, described her performance as "heartfelt", "powerful" and "contrite". Mrs May has struggled to reassert her authority after losing her parliamentary majority in the snap election . "Our members saw Brexit as a threat to the continued success of the creative industries, damaging growth and the UK's global outlook", says John Kampfner, CEO at the Creative Industries Federation. Read More »

Poll shows Labour is now far more popular than the Tories

Above all, investors are anxious about the general uncertainty surrounding the country - whether a bruised May will resign in due course, whether the Conservatives will be able to form a new government or whether it will be an alliance of opposition parties, led by the Labour Party . Read More »

Gulf diplomatic crisis: Morocco to send food to Qatar

Al Thani has visited multiple European countries in recent days seeking diplomatic support. The isolation of Qatar - labeled a "blockade" by Doha political leaders - also has potentially severe economic implications. The Associated Press reported Iran on Monday urged the Gulf nations to negotiate an end to their differences in the face of the deepening crisis . Read More »

Kremlin rejects U.S. criticism of Russian protest arrests

The Kremlin said on Tuesday that Russian authorities would not pay attention to United States calls to release anti-government demonstrators who were detained on Monday during protests organized by opposition leader Alexei Navalny . Following mass arrests of demonstrators and members of the press in Russian Federation earlier today, White House press secretary Sean Spicer condemned Russia's actions and announced that the White House calls for the immediate release of the protesters. Read More »

Anti-corruption protests break out all over Russia

The Moscow demonstration was one of a nationwide day of protests Monday spearheaded by Alexei Navalny , the anti-corruption campaigner who has become the Kremlin's most prominent critic. Russia Day is dedicated to the 1990 declaration of sovereignty. In a crackdown meant to quell a movement of youthful activism, numerous arrests appeared to target students and young people, watchdog groups reported. Read More »

Election results to throw United Kingdom into political chaos: Ex-MEP

Conservative Member of Parliament Anna Soubry was the first in the party to disavow Mrs May in public, calling on her to "consider her position". "We had 10 percent more voters than in 2015, and those voters were mainly younger voters - and they were really attracted by Labour's promise to abolish tuition fees", said Edward Morgan-Jones, a politics lecturer at the University of Kent in Canterbury. Read More »

Suspicious conversation leads to easyJet flight diversion

After the plane landed in a secure area of Cologne-Bonn airport at about 6:00 pm (1600 GMT) on Saturday, federal police evacuated the 151 passengers down emergency slides. The unnamed men, who worked for a British company, are aged 31, 38 and 48. The remaining passengers had departed on another easyJet plane for London earlier on Sunday. Read More »

BDO office in Darjeeling torched on Day 1 of GJM strike


Government offices however recorded normal attendance with a strong police deployment of in front of various offices to ensure office goers were not inconvenienced. We want our Gorkhaland and will not negotiate on this matter. The Anti-Bengali rants have already started in the hills and the Army has been deployed. Read More »

Benjamin Netanyahu : Israeli intelligence discovered IS plans for laptop ban


Despite the Pentagon's struggles to combat ISIS via the Internet, a rare success was achieved by Israeli cyberoperators, who infiltrated the bomb-makers' outfit. The revelation prompted a United States ban on laptops and large electronic devices in carry-on luggage on flights originating from 10 airports in eight Muslim-majority countries. Read More »

US breaks with G7 on climate, development banks - statement


President Donald Trump's recent announcement that the USA will withdraw from the Paris Agreement-adopted by almost 200 countries in 2015 and aimed at limiting global climate change-has created a sharp split between the United States and the other G7 countries on climate policy, which is on full display in the environment ministers' communique. Read More »

EU Ready to Start Brexit Talks

May's Conservatives have lost their majority in parliament, party members blamed what one called a " just awful" campaign, training their ire on an election team that highlighted the 60-year-old's flaws by sticking doggedly to an agreed script instead of masking her weaknesses. Read More »

No Brexit deal option important: Davis


It means Brexit negotiations, which are set to begin the week after next, are nearly certain to be delayed. European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker also said he hoped there would be no further delay to the negotiations "we are desperately waiting for". Read More »

Trump partially denies Comey's testimony, mum on existence of recordings

Comey has told the Senate hearing the content of his five private meetings and phone calls with Trump , saying the president had asked for "loyalty" and "hoped" that the Flynn probe would be dropped. Mr Comey told the Senate committee that he felt he needed to get this information "out into the public square". Mr Trump has responded to Mr Comey's assertions by accusing him of lying. Read More »

US Lawmakers Await Sessions' Testimony


In March, Mr. Sessions removed himself from any probe into alleged Russian meddling in the elections, but maintained he did nothing wrong by failing to disclose that he met past year with Russia's ambassador. "In light of reports regarding Mr. Comey's recent testimony", the attorney general wrote in a letter Sen. Lankford, also appearing on Face the Nation , said Sessions' testimony Tuesday will help flesh out the truth of Comey's allegations, including Sessions' presence at the White ... Read More »

UAE newspaper says fake site impersonated it

The anonymous Gulf Arab minister had tried to bribe Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo with a large sum of money to cut ties with Qatar , and to assist in facilitating the blockade against the small Gulf state, according to Jaber al-Harmi, journalist and previous editor in chief of Qatari newspaper Al-Sharq. Read More »

Qatar launches new shipping routes to Oman amid food shortage fears


Qatar is one of the main sponsors for Sudan's Darfur mediation. Qahtani meanwhile told Al Jazeera that Qatar "was facilitating the talks between the Americans, the Taliban, and the government of Afghanistan". "This policy of domination and control is not going to work", Qahtani stressed. You provoked strong countries like Turkey and Iran. Saudi state news agency SPA reported late on Sunday that King Salman has ordered authorities to "take into consideration humanitarian situations of ... Read More »

Thousands of Russians protest Vladimir Putin's government

At a midnight court hearing, a judge found him guilty of repeatedly violating the law on organising public meetings and sentenced him to 30 days in prison. "A first in Russian Federation, for me at least". "I believed that Putin would make things better", she said , "but it didn't work out". Putin is expected to seek another term in 2018, and Navalny has announced his intentions to run. Read More »

May's election gamble backfires as voters throw a surprise

With British Prime Minister Theresa May announcing that she is forming a government with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), the world now has its eyes on the conservative Northern Irish party. She can only realistically govern now with the support of a party from Northern Ireland , which has a rather different approach to Brexit than her. The move was denounced by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn , who called on her to stand aside and allow him to form an administration, declaring: "We ... Read More »

May seeks to rally party lawmakers behind her leadership


But one MP present at the meeting said there was no discussion of a leadership contest, adding "she's won, she's got to be prime minister". Keeping both women happy, especially Foster, will be essential for May, who repeatedly promised stability in her campaign but delivered political chaos instead. Read More »

Halep sets up final clash with Ostapenko

She previously made headlines for being the youngest woman in the semifinals since 2007, at 20, she is the youngest player in the French Open final since the same year . 1 and top seed Andy Murray got off to a rocky start but rallied to defeat Japan's Kei Nishikori 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-0), 6-1 and set up a French Open semi-final rematch against third-seeded Swiss Stan Wawrinka, who routed Croatian Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-3, 6-1. Read More »

Soldiers among 28 dead in landslides in Bangladesh


Most of the deaths occurred in two districts, Rangamati and Bandarban, which the meteorological office said had been pounded by heavy rains since early Monday. The latest disaster came weeks after Cyclone Mora smashed into Bangladesh's southeast, killing at least eight people and damaging tens of thousands of homes. Read More »

Sessions to Testify Tuesday Before Senate Intelligence Committee


The decision to testify publicly , according to a Justice Department spokeswoman, is because "he believes it is important for the American people to hear the truth directly from him". If he says he has no concerns, which we should fully expect, his answer will be replayed if and when more information comes out about who on the campaign knew what. Read More »

Highlights: Ostapenko overcomes Wozniacki to reach semi-finals

The stoppage should have helped the Dane but when play resumed Ostapenko continued where she left off, holding serve to level the match. "If I keep it up, I think anything can happen", she added confidently. In the second set, one disruption-a medical emergency in the crowd-was followed by more. Because of the rain quarterfinal matches in the top half of the tournament lasted for more than five hours. Read More »