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by | June 08, 2017 | 19:17

President Trump has pledged his support for upgrading the nation's inland waterways. "We will create the first-class infrastructure our country and our people deserve". But the White House signaled in a fact sheet on Wednesday that the rebuilding plan will include some traditional funding sources as well, which could be created to bring more Democrats and rural Republicans on board.

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:31

Their "fingerprints are all over the place" in terror funding, Gargash said. After first appearing to back the Saudi-led measures against Qatar on Twitter , he shifted gears and called for unity among Gulf Arab states. Qatar is an extremely small country. However, Qatar Airways is also grappling with severely restricted airspace . Instead, Qatar will host soccer's 2022 Federation Internationale de Football Association world cup, with the games moved from June or July, when they are ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:18

And the Emirates Post Group said that it had stopped all types of postal services to Qatar despite the UAE's continued diplomatic relations with Iran. Qatar is predominantly Sunni, but has a small Shiite minority. One analyst, Gerd Nonneman, a professor of worldwide relations and Gulf studies at Georgetown University's campus in Doha, Qatar, said Federal Bureau of Investigation and British intelligence officials had "no doubt" that the article on the emir was the result of a hack.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:09

Down 0-2 against the Golden State Warriors , the Cavs faced long odds in Game 3 of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. With that win, the Warriors also would complete the first ideal postseason in National Basketball Association history, going 16-0.

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:34

Former FBI Director James Comey is testifying before the Committee this week, speaking publicly for the first time since he was sacked by President Trump almost a month ago. "I understood that I could be fired by a president for any reason or for no reason at all". March 20 . Comey reveals the existence of the FBI investigation publicly.

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:04

The All Blacks lock Patrick Tuipulotu has been dropped from the Blues side to take on the British and Irish Lions side tonight for disciplinary reasons. Matt Todd has been drafted in by All Blacks coach Steve Hansen as injury cover but the flanker is perhaps unlucky to have been passed over for a place in the full squad.

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:05

Iranian state TV says one of the attackers taking part in an assault on parliament has blown himself up. Iranian security officials have not said who might have been behind the attacks, although state media called the assailants "terrorists".

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:30

Although Eric Trump claimed that his family donates use of the Trump National Golf Club in Westchester County, N.Y., public records show that the club has accepted $1.2 million in payments over the years. WASHINGTON - Eric Trump said Democrats who support the probe into his father's campaign and Russian Federation are "not even people" and he has "never seen hatred like this".

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:29

In the legal case, authorities say victor admitted to leaking the classified report once government officials traced her as the source. "She said. she was very scared", her mother, Billie Winner-Davis, told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Tuesday night.

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:33

He added that it is too early to determine Saudi Arabia's complicity in the attacks. "On Wednesday, two terrorist teams simultaneously tried to conduct blind terrorist acts in the vicinity of the Mausoleum of the founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, and also in Iran's Parliament".

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:26

He said that one of the attackers at the shrine had been "neutralized", in addition to the suicide bomber, and that the attackers at parliament have been surrounded. "We will prove once again that we will crush the enemies' plots with more unity and more strength". Trump's comments also brought criticism from Iranians on social media, who recalled their government's offers of support and the candlelight vigils held in Iran after the attacks of September 11, 2001 in the United States .

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:02

President Donald Trump a year ago. A sudden diplomatic crisis broke out in the Persian Gulf on June 5, as a coalition of countries moved to isolate Qatar, the tiny oil and gas-rich emirate. In meantime Qatar that is accused by Saudi Arabia of siding with Iran has condemned the attacks. Among others joining them are Yemen's internationally backed government, which has lost the capital and large portions of the war-torn country.

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:14

On Tuesday, it denied allegations of Russian government hacking after revived claims in U.S. media that Russia committed cyberattacks meant to influence last year's USA presidential election in favour of Donald Trump , who had vowed to improve relations with Russia.

by | June 08, 2017 | 18:44

The schools affiliated to other boards (ICSE/CBSE) will have to make Bengali as an optional subject from class 1, giving students the option to choose it either as second or third language. At least 12 police vehicles were vandalised and set on fire. Bimal Gurung leads the rally. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and most of the Cabinet ministers were present in the hill town apart from Chief Secretary, Home secretary and other high officials.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:25

He said normal life in Qatar is "not affected" by the blockage, insisting the tiny country maintains sufficient access to other air and sea routes to secure food for its people. Nevertheless, as S&P noted, Qatar's banking system has in recent years become more dependent on loans and deposits from Gulf and worldwide banks, and it could face a major outflow if that money is withdrawn because of diplomatic tensions.

by | June 08, 2017 | 20:07

Qatar long has denied funding extremists, and its foreign minister has struck a defiant tone in interviews, even after anxious residents emptied grocery stores in its capital of Doha . Doha , Qatar's capital, is a major hub for global flight connections. "The Qataris should not count on that base as being a guarantee of sort of American protection when it comes to conflict with Saudi Arabia", Al Qassemi said.

by | June 08, 2017 | 18:49

A combination photo shows U.S. President Donald Trump (L) in the House of Representatives in Washington , U.S., on February 28, 2017 and then FBI Director James Comey in Washington U.S. Comey made clear his discomfort with the President's actions, saying it seemed as though Trump was trying to create a "patronage relationship" with him.

by | June 08, 2017 | 18:39

Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May and opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn crisscrossed the country on the campaign's final day, trying to woo voters with rival plans for Brexit , building a fairer society and combating a terrorist threat that has rocked the country in recent days.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:41

The item has been found in Duncannon Street, which links the Strand to to Charing Cross Road. Police confirmed on Twitter shortly after 3.30pm that officers had stood down and the cordons would be removed "shortly". Not being treated as terrorist related at this time. A worker nearby tweeted: "Trafalgar Square has been shut down due to a suspect package and our offices have been evacuated".

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:44

Police confirmed on Wednesday the Saturday death toll had risen to eight after they found a body in the River Thames. The family of a Spanish man who used his skateboard to defend a woman from one of the assailants also confirmed on Wednesday that he had died.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:13

Referring to his trip to the Gulf State, the USA president tweeted on Tuesday: "During my recent trip to the Middle East I stated that there can no longer be funding of Radical Ideology". Trump tweeted, causing dismay in foreign policy circles. US Secretary of Defense James Mattis also spoke to his Qatari counterpart to express commitment to the Gulf region's security.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:54

Corbyn argued that the real danger comes from Conservative cuts to police budgets. United States bank Citi said a majority of more than 100 seats would lower the risk of a chaotic European Union exit, but also reduce the chance that Britain could remain a member of the European Union single market.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:12

The unexpected proposal to scrap a planned cap on social care costs changed the momentum of the campaign, as nearly immediately the polls began to tighten, while Tory candidates found anxious voters raising the issue of what the opposition parties quickly dubbed the "dementia tax" on the doorstep.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:32

Victor remained locked up Tuesday on federal charges that she made copies of classified documents containing top-secret material and mailed them to an online news organization. "I'm in trouble", her mom recalls her saying in a phone call later that day. But Winner's Facebook page does mention reaching out to Sen. "I don't care what they accused her of doing".

by | June 08, 2017 | 18:09

At least 12 people were killed and more than 40 wounded in the Daesh attacks. State television also reported on Thursday that the death toll had risen to 16, citing Ahmad Shojaei , the head of the country's forensic centre. One attacker apparently blew himself up inside, where a session had been in progress, according to a Iran's state TV. "These people were cooperating with the IS in Syria and Iraq, and following the recent losses of the IS in both countries, they returned", Xinhua ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 18:58

Trump spoke by phone on Wednesday with the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamin bin Hamad Al Thani. He did not say how the Arab blockade might do that. Saudi Arabia also closed its borders with Qatar, effectively blocking food and other supplies exported by land to Qatar.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:34

Her biggest problem now is that even if the Conservatives do win on Thursday, they are on track to get a smaller majority than many expected. If she succeeds, Britain is likely headed for a so-called hard Brexit , where the country gives up access to the EU's single market and customs union to gain full control of immigration and borders.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:23

The Afghan Ministry of Interior spokesman Najib Danish was quoted in the media as saying that a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle filled with explosives. Residences and offices of Pakistani, Indian, French, and German diplomats, among those of other countries, were damaged. The Taliban flatly denied any involvement in an email to news outlets and condemned all attacks against civilians.

by | June 08, 2017 | 18:36

On Wednesday morning, terrorists launched simultaneous attacks on Iran's parliament building in downtown Tehran and on the mausoleum of late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini, south of the city. Following today's twin attacks , the world leaders, including Georgia's, shared messages condemning terrorism. Iran, the predominant Shiite power, has been helping both Iraq and President Bashar Al-Assad's regime in Syria to battle ISIS .

by | June 08, 2017 | 18:24

But the only senator to ask about "unmasking" of USA names in the surveillance reports - the core of the Trump counterpunch to the Russian Federation stories - was Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas. Comey said that Trump brought the dossier up to him in a March 30 phone call. In that meeting, Mr Trump asked him if he wanted to stay in his job. "I'm not going to presume anybody is lying".

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:30

After becoming prime minister without an election taking place in the turmoil that followed last year's European Union referendum, May wants a personal mandate and a parliamentary majority bigger than the one she inherited from predecessor David Cameron.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:05

Moscow on Wednesday dismissed allegations that Russian hackers helped spark the diplomatic crisis around Qatar , after CNN reported that USA officials believed they planted a false news story. military air operations across the region. "Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end of the horror of terrorism!" It was unclear how Trump's broadside against Qatar and any resulting diplomatic fallout might affect the United States military presence in Qatar, where there are roughly 10,000 ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:45

Kuwait , which has maintained its ties with Qatar, is stepping in to mediate the conflict, which may escalate into a regional cold war with the Iranians on one side and the Saudis on the other. Trump's phone call Wednesday made for a stark contrast to a series of tweets he sent Tuesday, in which he appeared to throw his weight behind the effort by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates , Bahrain and Egypt , along with Yemen, the Maldives and Libya, to ostracize Qatar.

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:00

Against such a backdrop, it is little wonder the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) pointed the finger of blame at the Saudi regime in a statement condemning the Tehran terror attack . "The depravity of terrorism has no place in a peaceful, civilized world", State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert stated. The Times article cited a report from Iran's state news media that the second attack on the mausoleum, which is about 10 miles south of Parliament, began shortly before ...

by | June 08, 2017 | 19:11

The next day Iran accused Saudi Arabia of seeking tension in the region, saying the prince had made "destructive" comments and it was proof that Riyadh supported terrorism. Witnesses said the attackers were shooting from the fourth floor of the parliament building down at people in the streets below. "We underscore that administrations that can not empathize with human suffering risk losing their humanity, and presidents that can not genuinely recognize victims of terrorism are incapable of ...