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by | June 09, 2017 | 12:47

Kuwait's ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, traveled from the UAE to Qatar on Wednesday after visiting Saudi Arabia the day before to resolve the crisis. The sanctions list further tightens the screws on Qatar, home to a major USA military base and the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and shows the crisis only escalating despite Kuwaiti efforts to mediate an end to the rift.

by | June 09, 2017 | 12:21

Rubio opened his questioning at the January 11 confirmation hearing for Rex Tillerson, then Trump's nominee for secretary of state, with blistering questions about whether the Exxon Mobil CEO believed that Russians, at the behest of President Vladimir Putin, had interfered in the 2016 presidential campaign.

by | June 09, 2017 | 12:58

Qatar has only one land route to Saudi Arabia , which is used for transport of essential commodities, that route is now closed. The Saudi newspaper al Watan published what it called a list of eight "extremist organisations" seen as working to destabilise the region from Qatar, including Qatar's Al Jazeera news channel, that were targeted by Gulf Arab states.

by | June 09, 2017 | 13:55

It should be emphasized that the exit poll results would still leave the Conservatives as the largest party (with 314 seats to Labour's 266), presumably giving it first shot at forming a coalition government. But the fact that Corbyn is expected to have robbed May of her overall majority is a significant endorsement from voters for his brand of left-wing, populist politics.

by | June 09, 2017 | 13:27

The investigators were focusing on whether such a meeting took place April 27, 2016, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington , DC, where then-candidate Donald Trump was delivering his first major foreign policy address. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, who watched parts of the testimony , said he was "not at all" concerned about Trump's actions. Trump himself was expected to dispute Comey's claims that the president demanded loyalty and asked the FBI director to drop the investigation into ...

by | June 09, 2017 | 12:06

The Labour Party candidate won the seat by polling 34,170 votes and defeated Conservative Party candidate by almost 17,000 votes. Dhesi won a huge majority of 16,998 and described it as a moment of "great pride". Both the Sikh candidates, Gill and Dhesi - are from Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party. The ruling Conservative party is on course to be the single largest party in the United Kingdom general election as numerous results and leads become clear in the ongoing count.

by | June 09, 2017 | 12:54

Meanwhile, Qatar's Foreign Ministry said that the country regrets the decision of Saudi Arabia , Bahrain , the United Arab Emirates' and Egypt to cut off diplomatic ties with it. The Middle Eastern countries were later joined by the Indian Ocean island nation of The Maldives. The article quoted Qatar's Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani as cautioning against confrontation with Iran , as well as defending the Palestinian group Hamas and Hezbollah, a Lebanese Shi'ite movement allied with ...

by | June 09, 2017 | 12:02

The 45-year-old was sacked from Fiamma Inc .in April. At least one witness - one of the eight survivors - told Sheriff's detectives that she could hear the sirens arriving, and then Neumann shot himself, Demings said. Deputies did not file charges in the incident, he said. " My boss is dead , '" Adams said. Experts say identifying people with "concerning behavior" is key.

by | June 09, 2017 | 12:55

Sterling fell more than two cents against the US dollar. If confirmed, the poll would be a stunning reversal for May, who had called the election on April 18 in a declared bid to strengthen her hand for the Brexit negotiations. The exit poll , conducted NOP/Ipsos MORI for several United Kingdom news stations surprised by forecasting a loss of 17 seats for the Conservatives and a gain of 34 for Labour , led by socialist Jeremy Corbyn .

by | June 09, 2017 | 12:59

But they mostly suggested she would increase the small majority she inherited from David Cameron a year ago, shortly after the surprise Brexit referendum result. Second, a complacent party misjudged the intentions of all those Labour voters who switched to Ukip in 2015, giving David Cameron an unexpected majority and forcing him to honour his pledge to hold the European Union referendum.

by | June 09, 2017 | 12:16

Her Labour colleague John McDonnell agreed and added the prime minister's position was becoming "untenable". As party leader, he unenthusiastically campaigned for Britain to remain in the bloc. The far-right UK Independence Party (UKIP) is set for a washout with no MPs while the Liberal Democrats are set to win 14 and the Green Party one MP, according to the NOP/Ipos MORI poll for BBC/ITV/Sky channels.

by | June 09, 2017 | 12:36

The mother of London Bridge terrorist Youssef Zaghba has said she "feels the pain" of her son's victims and their families. Zaghba was stopped past year by Italian authorities at the Bologna airport because he appeared "agitated", at which point, having no luggage on his one-way flight to Istanbul, he told authorities that he was "going to be a terrorist," Politico reports.

by | June 09, 2017 | 12:26

In an earlier interview with the Saudi newspaper Makkah on Wednesday, Bahrain's Sheikh Khalid said he appreciated Kuwaiti mediation to resolve the dispute but that all options were open for his country to protect itself from Doha . - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says reports linking Russian hackers to Qatar crisis are "mass disinformation". Meeting on the sidelines of a regional security summit in Kazakhstan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told Iranian Foreign Minister ...

by | June 09, 2017 | 11:38

Analysts anticipate that Occidental Petroleum will post $1.03 EPS for the current year. Market Capitalization if basically the market value of the company's shares outstanding. The stock price recently experienced a 5-day gain of 2.04% with 1.29 average true range (ATR). Stockholders of record on Friday, June 9th will be issued a dividend of $0.76 per share.

by | June 09, 2017 | 12:22

In 1989, Akihito succeeded Hirohito, once considered a deity in Japan and whose voice was only first heard by the Japanese people when he went on the radio to announce the country's surrender at the end of World War II. The couple have frequently attended public events and console victims of natural disasters, including Japan's 2011 quake-tsunami disaster. It applies only to Akihito and only for three years.

by | June 09, 2017 | 11:27

And, like his previous hearings , he made it hard for Democrats and Republicans to extract clear victories beyond what he wanted to tell . "Obviously, he's putting pressure on Comey - the power relationship is such that the expression of hope , both Trump and Comey would understand it was not just a kind of lighthearted wish, but really there was pressure behind it".

by | June 09, 2017 | 13:10

The shock forecast, released as the polls closed but before ballots were counted, suggested Thursday that British Prime Minister Theresa May's gamble in calling an early election has backfired spectacularly and put her continued rule into question.

by | June 09, 2017 | 12:44

Moscow on Wednesday dismissed allegations that Russian hackers helped spark the diplomatic crisis around Qatar, after CNN reported that U.S. officials believed they planted a false news story. 'CNN and some other media sit and wait for any kind of automatically and without any evidence blame it on Russia or Russian hackers, ' he said at a news conference following his talks with Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis.

by | June 09, 2017 | 12:50

Saudi Arabia , Egypt , the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain announced Monday they were severing diplomatic relations and closing air, sea and land links with Qatar. "Any expression of sympathy with the government of Qatar or opposition to the measures taken by the government of Bahrain, whether through social media, Twitter or any other form of communication, is a criminal offence punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine", a Bahraini interior ministry statement said.

by | June 09, 2017 | 12:40

Five of them had previously fought with ISIS in Mosul and Raqqa, the Iranian Intelligence Ministry said in a statement Thursday. It added that the group returned to Iran previous year trying to commit acts of terrorism in the holy cities of the country but they failed to do so since the security forces inflicted damage on their network while killing the ringleader named as Abu Aisha.

by | June 09, 2017 | 12:29

Sturgeon demanded a second independence ballot in March, arguing that the Brexit result changed the rules of the game. The Scottish Secretary added: "It is clear why that is. I understand your loyalty to your party, and I understand that you do not agree with the SNP on everything, you may disagree very strongly with us on somethings.

by | June 09, 2017 | 11:22

Although she will not concede any kind of defeat if the Nationalists end up with 40-something instead of 50-something Westminster seats, a big swing away from the SNP will damage not just the party but Sturgeon herself. We have to wait and see how things shake out. We're focused today on getting out the vote. You have to go back to 1992 for the last time they won more than a single seat in Scotland.

by | June 09, 2017 | 11:43

Meanwhile, Qatar's Foreign Ministry said that the country regrets the decision of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain , the United Arab Emirates' and Egypt to cut off diplomatic ties with it. Trump spoke with the leader of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to push for regional unity, and during a Wednesday phone call with the emir of Qatar he "offered to help the parties resolve their differences, including through a meeting at the White House if necessary", according to a White House statement.

by | June 09, 2017 | 11:11

The one combination which would creep over the crucial 326 mark would be a repeat of the 2010 Tory-Lib Dem coalition, which has been explicitly ruled out by Lib Dem leader Tim Farron. Senior Conservatives said she had made "fundamental strategic errors" and said that her closest aides should be "banished" from Downing Street. " Theresa May's authority has been undermined by this election ", said Mr Watson.

by | June 09, 2017 | 12:10

Separately, in a statement released on Monday, the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state and warned against Israel's continued settlement construction and expansion activities.

by | June 09, 2017 | 11:52

Khuram Shazad Butt , 27, and Rachid Redouane , 30, were both shot and killed by police after mowing down victims with a vehicle and stabbing others. The Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility for the attack . With that, 17 people have now been arrested in connection with the attack on Saturday that killed eight people and wounded several.

by | June 09, 2017 | 12:20

He called police to say he had a hostage in an apartment in the building and made threats to her if police intervened. However, when she arrived with a male staff member, Khayre killed him and took the woman hostage. Responsibility for the incident has been claimed by ISIS which justified it with Australia's membership of the US-led worldwide coalition fighting against it in Iraq and Syria.

by | June 09, 2017 | 11:56

Pyongyang has recently launched different types of missiles, including a new intermediate-range ballistic missile and a surface-to-air missile. Thursday's launch is the fourth missile test by North Korea since South Korean President Moon Jae-in took office on May 10 pledging to engage in dialogue with Pyongyang.

by | June 09, 2017 | 10:53

They saw a man dragged from a house and arrested while armed officers led three women out to a neighbouring garden and told them to keep their heads down. "Some of the people who were here on Saturday night are still a bit fragile", said John Vincent, the CEO and founder of Leon. "Some people who weren't here on Saturday night have got this whole guilt thing going on that they weren't here to be supportive to their colleagues".

by | June 09, 2017 | 11:38

Arab superpowers including the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have cut relations with Qatar over claims they support extremism. "No one will break us", said Qatari Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani. A senior Emirati official told AFP this week's decision was not aimed at a change of regime in Qatar but to pressure the country to reshape its policy.

by | June 09, 2017 | 11:18

The SNP lynchpin and ex-party leader was defeated by Colin Clark in Gordon . The Liberal Democrats regained Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross with former MSP Jamie Stone taking the seat from the SNP's Paul Monaghan. "We're coming from a position where the SNP had more seats than we had ever had, but there have been losses and all of them are bitterly disappointing ".

by | June 09, 2017 | 10:39

It is against fundamental rights. After Rahul Gandhi met with the kin of farmers , who died in police firing during protests in Mandsaur at Madhya Pradesh-Rajasthan border, farmer leader Basavaraj Ingin on Friday lashed out at the Congress vice-president asserting that he is an expert in taking advantage of any incident in order to gain political mileage.

by | June 09, 2017 | 11:07

It is believed along with the estimated 400 militants who seized Marawi last month, there are also about 40 foreign fighters from neighbouring Indonesia and Malaysia, as well as India, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Chechnya, joining the battle.

by | June 09, 2017 | 11:56

The Associate Press reported he met Qatar's emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, on his arrival Wednesday night. Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt announced Monday that they were closing all land, sea and air borders with Qatar.

by | June 09, 2017 | 11:29

The diplomatic broadside threatens the worldwide prestige of Qatar, which hosts a large USA military base and is set to host the 2022 World Cup. Qatar wanted to solve the crisis through dialogue, the Foreign Minister added. Late Tuesday night, the Jordanian government announced it was reducing its level of diplomatic representation in Qatar and cancelling the local registration for Al-Jazeera TV.