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Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif hopes for swift solution to crisis over Qatar

Qatar is the richest nation in the world with the net per capita of close to USD140,000 per annum and is rich in petroleum. Internationally, Wall Street edged down on Monday but Asian stocks are firm. Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker said the move by Saudi Arabia and its allies was an "illegal blockade". "Qataris were affected because they were unable to see their relatives in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain ". Read More »

Philippines Says US Troops Are Near Besieged Marawi, but Not Fighting

We can not be imprudent. "For now, we will not set deadlines". Gen. Resituto Padilla made the call during the Mindanao Hour briefing in Malacañang while highlighting the need to end discussions on what might have been and concentrate more on the present and future threats that the country faces in view of the ISIS problem. Read More »

Donald Trump invited to testify over Comey, Russian meddling

Kasowitz criticized Comey's testimony Thursday saying he "admitted that he unilaterally and surreptitiously made unauthorized disclosures to the press of privileged communications with the president". One big question is whether another record exists of Comey's meetings with the president other than Comey's notes, given a May tweet from Trump hinting the conversations were recorded. Read More »

Republican House Whip Steve Scalise, congressional staffer shot in Virginia shooting

Scalise is the first member of Congress to be shot since former Arizona Rep. He underwent surgery but would need further operations, the MedStar Washington Hospital Center said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this tragedy, including those who were injured and the first responders who rendered immediate aid", said Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg. Read More »

Celebs Brazenly Politicize Scalise Shooting, Declare 'Too Many Guns'

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Steve Scalise , the GOP Congressman from Louisiana who was shot in the incident, boasts on his website about his A+ rating from the National Rifle Association. "I'm talking about it today". The measure would have expanded background checks for firearms purchases at gun shows and on the Internet . "This is a very serious issue", McAuliffe said . Read More »

Top 5 Moments from WONDER WOMAN

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I chose to dig a little deeper and go as far back as Wonder Woman's creation, which was in the early 1940's, and I came across the legendary, "Cat Woman ", who again, though lovely and fierce, was not so wonderful. Clinton, who admitted she hasn't yet seen DC Comics' new blockbuster movie " Wonder Woman ", jokingly compared herself to the popular superhero during a 95-second video message at the Women in Film Los Angeles' Crystal + Lucy Awards in Beverly Hills, California, Tuesday ... Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise in critical condition after Virginia shooting

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US representatives Ron DeSantis and Jeff Duncan had ducked out of baseball practice early on Wednesday when a middle-aged man in the parking lot asked them if the players in red shirts on the field were Republicans or Democrats. Martin Heinrich, a Democrat, said in a statement. "America is praying for you and America is praying for all of the victims of this awful shooting". Representative Jeff Duncan of SC said he had just left the practice and encountered the apparent gunman in the ... Read More »

United States left with more questions than answers after Sessions' testimony

Sessions called it an "appalling and detestable lie" to suggest he colluded with Russian Federation to influence the 2016 election . This is incredibly revealing - the fact that Sessions , who was a sitting U.S. unfortunately we did not get satisfactory answers from the attorney general". " I don't recall you as being particularly vocal on such issues", McCain said. Read More »

Death-toll to rise after London tower blaze

Some feared the charred tower block might collapse, but a structural engineer said the building was not in danger, according to the London Fire Brigade, which added "it is safe for our crews to be in there". It appeared that the fire was extinguished early Wednesday but it was ablaze again by 11.15 a.m. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said "searching questions" need to be asked about what happened , suggesting spending cuts could have contributed to the deadly fire. Read More »

London tower fire leaves at least 12 dead, dozens injured

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Steve Apter, director of safety and assurance at London Fire Brigade , said: "I can confirm I have had firefighters manage to get through particularly arduous conditions up to the top floor". "A lot of people said 'Help!" "It appears that the external cladding has significantly contributed to the spread of fire", said Angus Law from the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. Read More »

At least 12 dead in Grenfell Tower inferno

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The fire raised immediate questions about how a recently renovated high-rise apartment building in the center of one of the world's wealthiest cities could so quickly become a 24-story inferno, with no alarms or sprinklers to save those trapped within. Read More »

Unionists' price to save PM: hit Sinn Fein funds

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Sir John Major is one of those urging caution. The Democratic Unionist Party controls the Northern Irish Assembly. The 1998 Good Friday Agreement commits the United Kingdom and Irish Governments to demonstrate "rigorous impartiality" in all their dealings with the different groups in Northern Ireland. Read More »

Just in: President Trump Is Reportedly Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice

The White House has said Donald Trump "has no intention" of sacking the special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. In what the paper calls a "major turning point in the almost year-old FBI investigation ", Trump is now being investigated for possible obstruction of justice , and has been since "days after" Comey was sacked by Trump . Read More »

Attack on USA lawmakers: what we know

The gunman who shot a top GOP congressman and several other people Wednesday at a baseball practice outside the nation's capital had a long history of lashing out at Republicans and recently frightened a neighbour by firing a rifle into a field behind his IL house. Read More »

Brexit: The clock's ticking, European Union warns UK

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Most importantly, with Northern Ireland having voted to remain in the European Union while the United Kingdom as a whole voted out, the DUP has won agreement that will ensure a "frictionless" border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Read More »

At least 12 dead in west London tower block fire

Miraculously, a witness at the scene said a baby's life was saved from the blaze when a woman dropped the child out of a window about 10 floors up and into a man's waiting arms below, the Daily Mail reports . The blaze engulfed the 24-storey building with 200 firefighters attending the scene. The first fire crews were on site in under six minutes. The A40 is closed in both directions. Read More »

London residents raised concerns months before fire

Parents wrapped wet towels around their children as they tried to escape, while others were seen desperately waving for help from the higher floors, which firefighters could not reach at the blaze took hold. Cllr Khevyn Limbajee, cabinet member for housing for Waltham Forest, reassured residents that fire safety procedures are always reviewed: "What happened in Grenfell Tower is a awful tragedy and our deepest condolences go out to all those affected". Read More »

GOP senator describes shooting in Virginia; 'People were dropping'

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He was in stable condition, said two different senior-level GOP aides. We will focus on reports from police officials and other authorities, credible news outlets and reporters who are at the scene. Mr Scalise, who was shot in the hip, was transported to a Washington hospital and was undergoing surgery. "Prior to entering surgery, the Whip was in good spirits and spoke to his wife by phone", stated the office representative. Read More »

Cell video released of GOP baseball practice shooting

It provided no further details about him. - Governor Nathan Deal (@GovernorDeal) June 14, 2017My thoughts and prayers are with these members, their families, congressional staff and the responding Capitol Police officers. "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us", Ryan said. The team was herded into a dugout, and Donnelly says he scanned the field for any gunmen there. Read More »

Game on: Tragedy won't stop congressional baseball game

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Police say the suspect and six other people, including two U.S. Capitol Police officers, were transported to area hospitals. On Wednesday a senior USA official named the gunman as James T Hodgkinson from IL. The shooting took place at a practice for the GOP congressional baseball team. "It was scary", Barton said. "Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms", he said. Read More »

Gunman who shot Republican congressman Steve Scalise has died

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Scalise is the No. 3 House Republican leader. On Capitol Hill , the Senate Appropriations Committee and other committees delayed or canceled hearings. Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown says five victims were transported to the hospital. In a statement , Mika's family said he was shot multiple times and was in critical condition. Read More »

Sessions Testimony: Senators question Attorney General on Russian contacts

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There's a viral photo showing Jeff Sessions and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak together on a day Sessions claims the two never met, but the image isn't quite the smoking gun some are claiming it to be. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the suggestion that he colluded with Russians in the 2016 presidential election "is an appalling and detestable lie ". Read More »