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Gulf crisis threatens Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup

Qatar should review its cooperation with terrorism , its support, funding as well as hosting of terrorist elements on its soil, in addition to a review of its role with regard to Iran, which is in sharp contrast to Gulf policies and policies, Kamal said . Read More »

Trump berates Dems of slow-walking his nominees

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But for most of the vacant posts, the White House hasn't formally put forward a name, leaving the Senate nothing to act on. "Dems are taking forever to approve my people, including Ambassadors". Democrats fired back. The top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. The problem with Trump's false argument the Democrats are "obstructionists" is twofold. Read More »

Kerry, Gore denounce Trump for exiting Paris climate accord

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and White House press secretary Sean Spicer had several opportunities to share the president's current thinking on the issue. Pruitt, who has previously been called a climate change skeptic, defended his own views when asked about them during the briefing. In recent years, he has expressed skepticism about whether climate change is real, sometimes calling it a hoax. Read More »

Ramadan no burden for Sonny Bill Williams

When asked about his thoughts on the flashpoint, as he announced his Blues side to face the Lions on Wednesday, Umaga gave the media short shrift. "It's not about that time now that was 12 years ago if people can't put it behind them i guess they never will, it's about this group now and their time against the Lions and the memories they make hopefully positive ones". Read More »

5-Year-Old Boy Shot in Head in South Bronx, Police Say

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Two men in the area had been arguing over something when one of them brandished a pistol and started blasting, sources said. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 20s. As the suspect was running, he continued to fire several rounds in his foe's direction - one of which struck the youngster in the head, cops said. "We're trying to ID the suspects through video". Read More »

Ten More US States Join Climate Coalition Aimed to Uphold Paris Accord

Mark Dayton added Minnesota to the alliance of governors committed to reducing carbon emissions despite President Donald Trump's decision to leave the 2015 Paris climate accord . The US states of Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia have all joined the coalition, according to the release. Read More »

Study shows early Zytiga use improves prostate cancer survival

Because of the efficacy, the study's data monitoring committee recommended halting the trial and offering the AA-P combination to all patients, he stated. All had previously tried chemotherapy and some had tried hormone blockers. Even those who have not been diagnosed with this disease need to know what their risk factors are and how to get a prostate cancer screening. Read More »

Tillerson tells China to 'step up' on North Korea

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Carl Thayer, a regional security analyst at the Australian Defense Force Academy, said the U.S. Pacific commander is like a pro-consul of old, with vast delegated authority and responsibility across 36 nations. However, Mattis said seeking China's cooperation on North Korea did not mean Washington would not challenge Beijing's activities in the South China Sea . Read More »

Qatar rift: Saudi, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt cut diplomatic ties

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have broken off relations with Qatar, in the worst diplomatic crisis to hit Gulf Arab states in decades. First Iranian reaction to the event came from the Political Deputy of Iran's Presidential Office Hamid Aboutalebi calling the move by Saudi and its allies as the first outcome of Trump's visit from Riyadh . Read More »

Expected at 'He Said-She Said' Cosby Trial

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Her accusation is the only one to result in criminal charges out of dozens of similar allegations from women stretching back decades. No - Mr Cosby has said he will not testify and last month told Sirius-XM radio that he feared prosecution lawyers could twist his words on the stand. Read More »

Yemen breaks off diplomatic ties with Qatar

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It also followed weeks of rising tensions between Doha and its neighbours, including Qatari accusations of a concerted media campaign against it and the alleged hacking of the Qatar News Agency . Doha protested, calling the decision "unjustified", and "based on assertions without foundation". A spokeswoman added that it was unclear if the suspension would be extended. Read More »

Oregon tops LSU 4-1, will play Oklahoma in WCWS semifinals

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Up front were coaches and administrators. They complement each other so well. Then, the underclassmen, a lot of them quietly shielded behind bulky headphones. Then, Nikki Udria made an uncharacteristic decision when she fielded a ground ball and threw home, instead of taking the easy out at first base. "We're going to have to be really good and very disciplined when we face her". Read More »

Etihad, Emirates suspend flights to Qatar

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Egypt , Yemen , Libya's eastern-based government and the Maldives later followed suit in severing diplomatic ties . Gulf Arab states and Egypt have already long resented Qatar's support for extremists, especially the Muslim Brotherhood which they regard as a risky political enemy. Read More »

FIFA 'in regular contact' with Qatar amid growing diplomatic dispute

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Bahrain accused Qatar of undermining its security by supporting "acts of terror and financing armed groups associated with Iran to carry out subversive attacks and spread chaos in the Kingdom". Two Middle East trade sources pointed to thousands of trucks, carrying food supplies, stuck at the border with Saudi Arabia which were unable to cross over into Qatar. Read More »

Ex-health Minister, Prof. Osotimehin dies at 68

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Before his death, he was reappointed as the Executive Director of UNFPA in 2014 after his first four-year term as director ended. According to ranking, he holds the rank of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. "Babatunde Osotimehin" Nigeria's Ex Health Minister Dies At 68 appeared first on Ngyab . Born on February 6, 1949, Mr. Osotimehin attended Igbobi College between 1966 and 1971. Read More »

CDC warns against ticks, Lyme disease

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But Powassan has the potential to infect the central nervous system (CNS), in which case it is extremely unsafe. Scientists are not entirely sure why a subset of patients have recurrent symptoms of the illness in the months and even years following treatment, known as post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome . Read More »

Mattis turns up heat on N Korea, China

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With regard to the South China Sea , the spokesman said, they reaffirmed the importance of the peaceful resolution of disputes in accordance with worldwide law. "We certainly would encourage the parties to sit down together and address these differences", he said. We will continue to fly, sail and operate wherever worldwide law allows and demonstrate resolve through operational presence in the South China Sea and beyond. Read More »

Korean aid provider's inter-Korean exchanges, citing sanctions

Does what he said represent the views of President Donald Trump or those of the old Washington establishment? He also pointed out that the US would protect the homeland from the threat posed by North Korea , noting that the USA just recently successfully conducted a test interception of an intercontinental ballistic missile threat. Read More »

Study finds steady decline in severe health problems for childhood cancer survivors

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Dr. Jonathan Fish directs the Survivors Facing Forward Program at Cohen Children's Medical Center of NY in New Hyde Park, N.Y. He reviewed the findings and agreed that recent efforts to make treatments less toxic have helped. The researchers found that the percentage of survivors who'd experienced a serious chronic health condition dropped from almost 13 percent in the 1970s to under 9 percent by the 1990s. Read More »

Dufner surges back to claim The Memorial

Daniel Summerhays yells after hitting on the third tee during the final round of the Memorial golf tournament, Sunday, June 4, 2017, in Dublin, Ohio . After finding the right rough from the tee at the hard par-4 18, Dufner was then forced to nervously ponder his approach shot and collect his thoughts as play was suspended for the second time due to inclement weather. Read More »

AstraZeneca Reports Lynparza Success in Breast Cancer Trials

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In 2011, Domchek organized the BRCA-TAC group which that year published a commentary in the Journal of Clinical Oncology calling on industry partners to recognize the value in extending trials of PARP inhibitors to BRCA patients. Lynparza is the foundation of AstraZeneca's industry-leading portfolio of approved and potential new medicines targeting DNA damage response (DDR) mechanisms in cancer cells. Read More »

May's Conservatives send new mixed message on tax as UK election nears

An ally of British Prime Minister Theresa May has said income tax will not rise for higher earners in an apparent new promise to voters less than a week before a national election with opinion polls showing a narrowing of her lead. In contrast, if opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn - who voted against European Union membership in 1975 - can entice enough younger pro-EU supporters out to vote Labour in the hope of a "softer" Brexit , he could be in with a chance. Read More »