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by | June 10, 2017 | 10:48

How the seeds fared: Apart from Kerber, former US Open runner-up Roberta Vinci and 2017 Australian Open semi-finalist Mirjana Lucic-Baroni also crashed out of the women's event, but Gilles Muller was the only men's seed to fall. Next up is either the American Bethanie Mattek-Sands or Evgeniya Rodina of Russian Federation. "I mean, I know in the last years I had always up and downs and right now, of course, I'm ...

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:05

With farmers' protest seemingly spreading across the nation, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that the nation can not be prosperous unless the farmers of the country earn more. With Gujarat assembly elections around the corner, Modi could face a tough battle ahead if farmers don't stand down. Prime Minister Narendra Modi summoned a meeting of Union Ministers yesterday to discuss matters relating to the farmers' protest, the outcome of which hasn't been disclosed yet.

by | June 10, 2017 | 11:02

The housemates gasped as Emma told them: 'It was not a clearcut result. The posh blonde hugged everyone before she left, leaving daughter Charlotte in floods of tears. "I don't think she's very much in common with the girly-girls", she added. And Arthur Fulford, 24, and Lotan Carter, 28, who only entered the infamous Channel 5 show on Monday, have stepped things up a notch once again - by performing a sexy striptease for the exiled housemates.

by | June 10, 2017 | 10:33

In a brief statement, the authority said , "The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority has taken the decision to close all offices of Qatar Airways in the United Arab Emirates with immediate effect". Tillerson's earlier statement that the "blockade" of Qatar is hurting US economic and military efforts in the region contradicts Pentagon officials' insistence earlier in the week that there has been no impact on USA operations in Qatar , or the fight against ISIS.

by | June 10, 2017 | 11:21

Then, attacks that killed 30 people in Manchester and London twice brought the campaign to a halt, sent a wave of anxiety through Britain and forced May to defend the government's record on fighting terrorism. What does this mean for the British government? Murdo Fraser, another Scottish Tory MP, said that the election result "knocks out the idea of a second independence referendum for a long, long time".

by | June 10, 2017 | 10:47

Saudi Arabia has said Qatar needs to cut ties with the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas in the Gaza Strip, and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt , if it wanted to end its isolation. The diplomatic confrontation between the Gulf States and Qatar is becoming increasingly internationalized. Kuwait - which unlike most of its fellow Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members has not cut ties with Qatar - has led mediation efforts.

by | June 10, 2017 | 11:02

Islamic State said via its news agency, Amaq, that the attack was launched because of Australia's membership in a US -led coalition against the militant group. Three police employees suffered injuries during the incidents but they were not life-threatening, police said, without elaborating. Mr Turnbull would not specify if the rules should be changed to stop people with terror connections getting parole at all.

by | June 10, 2017 | 10:48

A shock U.K election result has delivered a hung parliament, leaving global markets wrong-footed and investors rattled as the clock ticks down to the start of Brexit negotiations with the European Union . It demonstrates the closure in the gap between men and women in British politics , and for some, a development that will represent a firm belief in the minds of people that any failure of Prime Minister Theresa May should not in any way be construed as a weakness of gender.

by | June 10, 2017 | 11:31

Washington- The testimony of former director of the FBI James Comey in a public hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday kept the doors open to speculations concerning US President Donald Trump's interference in the investigation on collusion with Russian Federation.

by | June 10, 2017 | 10:38

Stonewall CEO Ruth Hunt said: "We share the concerns of countless LGBT people, and our friends, of all political persuasions who are deeply anxious about the potential Democratic Unionist Party involvement in the new government". Here's where the party stands on the key issues. Nicholls said the move could be positive as the ALMR looks for a government that makes European Union labour market and food and drink supply chains "easier to access".

by | June 10, 2017 | 09:33

As a result, a special counsel was appointed to lead an independent investigation into the Trump campaign's potential ties to the Kremlin. About 45 minutes after his tweet about the hearing, Trump sent another message praising Fox News' "Fox and Friends" morning show, which is known to be among his favorite news programs.

by | June 10, 2017 | 09:52

Before Comey, Republicans could argue that Trump had done nothing improper. " Lordy, I hope there are tapes ", he told a crowded Senate hearing room, the whole world watching live on every news channel, and, perhaps the Lord, if you're up there.

by | June 10, 2017 | 09:48

Comey said, "Why did he kick everybody out of the Oval Office?" After news reports in mid-May about the conversation, the Justice Department did just this, appointing Robert Mueller , a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, to oversee the Russian Federation probe.

by | June 10, 2017 | 08:32

DUP leader Arlene Foster confirmed that she had spoken to May and would be talking with the Conservatives about "how it may it be possible to bring stability to our nation at this time of great challenge". She said: "Our two parties have enjoyed a strong relationship over many years". HUMILIATED Theresa May has vowed her government would lead Britain for the next five years, despite a disastrous election which robbed the Tories of their majority in Parliament .

by | June 10, 2017 | 08:04

While always striving for the "best deal" for Northern Ireland and its people, she said her party would always have the best interests of the United Kingdom at heart. May has signalled her intention to carry on in Downing Street, saying the country needs "stability" with the start of Brexit negotiations 10 days away.

by | June 10, 2017 | 08:42

Trump said London Mayor Sadiq Khan had offered a "pathetic excuse" and "had to think fast on his "no reason to be alarmed" statement". On being asked whether Trump's impending visit to the United Kingdom should be called off, Khan replied, "I don't think we should roll out the red carpet to the President of the U.S.

by | June 10, 2017 | 08:06

Subban really said to Sidney Crosby at the end of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final? He held Pittsburgh to a single goal in the next two games, a bounce-back effort that would likely back his case if Nashville wins the first Cup in franchise history.

by | June 10, 2017 | 08:56

It is therefore crucial that the SCO intelligence agencies strengthen cooperation, including under the auspices of the Regional Anti-Terrorism Structure (RATS), he added. Meanwhile, addressing the SCO summit , Sharif said: "The SCO goals resonate with Pakistan's national ethos, and so do the core values of the Shanghai spirit and the SCO charter with our own quest for a peaceful neighbourhood".

by | June 10, 2017 | 07:07

Scotland Yard confirmed the identity of the 22-year-old, from east London , and said he was not a police or MI5 "subject of interest", despite Italian media reports suggesting he was. But he is said to have been not radicalised in Pakistan. "I don't know if it makes sense to ask for forgiveness, if it would make sense I would ask for it", Valeria Khadija Collina said during an interview at her home in Bologna, in northern Italy.

by | June 10, 2017 | 07:29

On an array of global issues, Brzezinski was more often right, including his conviction that the Soviet empire wasn't to be forever, and the follies of President George W. He spent the first two decades after his ouster in US and French jails and the final years of his life in a Panamanian prison for murder of political opponents during his 1983-89 regime.

by | June 10, 2017 | 07:37

Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed Al Thani will arrive in Moscow this week where he will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, a source in the Russian Foreign Ministry told Sputnik on Thursday. Turkey, in an apparent act of support for Qatar, has approved a bill allowing more troops to be based there. In a sign of economic damage from the dispute, Standard & Poor's downgraded Qatar's debt on Wednesday as the country's riyal currency fell to an 11-year low amid signs that portfolio ...

by | June 10, 2017 | 07:23

One is that it might be Mr Corbyn and not her in the negotiating chamber of the European Union, even if he leads a minority government, which is a possibility, if the exit poll is anywhere near accurate. The former Belgian prime minister wrote on Twitter: "Yet another own goal, after Cameron now May, will make already complex negotiations even more complicated".

by | June 10, 2017 | 08:28

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday strongly condemned the terrorist attacks on the mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and the Parliament (Majlis) building in Tehran , capital of Iran . " Repugnant WH statement & Senate sanctions as Iranians counter terror backed by USA clients". Khamenei said the attacks " will not damage the Iranian nation's determination and the obvious result is nothing except an increase in hate for the governments of the United States and ...

by | June 10, 2017 | 08:11

The Labour Party had won 261 seats. British voters dealt May a devastating blow, denying her the stronger mandate she had sought to conduct Brexit talks, Reuters reported. The Conservative Party will form a government with the support of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party . Northern Ireland voted in favour of remaining inside the European Union in the June 23 referendum previous year, going against the national trend in favour of Brexit.

by | June 10, 2017 | 07:48

Qatar is a strategic Gulf country where the United States has Al Udeid Air Base, its largest in the Middle East. The State Department had said the us learned only at the last minute about the Arab nations' plan to cut ties. Bahrain, the Maldives, and Egypt broke off ties to Qatar on Monday , accusing Doha of supporting terrorism. The Pentagon Tuesday renewed praise of Qatar hosting a vital US air base and for its "enduring commitment to regional security", Reuters reports.

by | June 10, 2017 | 08:24

Gowdy, 52, a former federal prosecutor from SC, was among those considered by President Donald Trump to lead the FBI after the firing of former Director James Comey . Rep. Steve Russell , R-Okla., has also tossed his hat in the ring for the committee post . Gowdy accepted the post, saying in a statement he's "grateful" for the opportunity to serve.

by | June 10, 2017 | 08:13

She says she believes part of the problem is a lack of shut-eye. Pelosi said she doesn't think anyone in the White House "has the courage" to call Trump out for his actions, or to tell him that his tweets are "beneath the dignity of the office you serve".

by | June 10, 2017 | 06:59

Earlier in the day, PM Modi reiterated his stand on terrorism by saying, "Terrorism is a major threat to humanity". Modi stressed on coordinated efforts to fight the menace of terrorism, including radicalisation, recruitment, training and financing of terrorists.

by | June 10, 2017 | 07:15

Former chancellor George Osborne , sacked from the Cabinet by Mrs May and now editor of the Evening Standard, told ITV: "Clearly if she's got a worse result than two years ago and is nearly unable to form a government then she I doubt will survive in the long term as Conservative party leader".

by | June 10, 2017 | 06:52

The council convened after North Korea launched what were believed to be surface-to-ship cruise missiles into the East Sea on the morning of June 8. While North Korea's ballistic missile launches are a violation of UN Security Council resolutions, cruise missiles are not subject to sanctions.

by | June 10, 2017 | 07:34

The central bank directed banks and other financial institutions operating in the country to search for and freeze any accounts, deposits or investments belonging to any of the persons and entities on the list. The report was widely picked up by regional media outlets, which continued circulating it after Qatar's denial. Without this energy artery, Dubai's glittering skyscrapers would go dark for lack of power unless the emirate could replace Qatari fuel with more expensive liquefied natural ...

by | June 10, 2017 | 06:39

Mark Graff at the Pentagon. F-35 fighter flights at Luke Air Force Base were suspended after oxygen incidents. Lockheed Martin, the Virginia-based manufacturers of the F-35, the have sent an " action team " of engineers and maintenance specialists to examine the incidents, Graff said .

by | June 10, 2017 | 07:50

I mean, think of it. "I found him to be credible, candid and thorough", Collins said of Comey on MSNBC's "Morning Joe". Rendon, now in private practice at BakerHostetler, said she expects that, following Comey's testimony , "the investigation will expand to include possible obstruction of justice".

by | June 10, 2017 | 06:54

The gunman killed the man with a sawn-off shotgun, held a Colombian woman hostage, tampered with his Global Positioning System bracelet and shot the three officers before dying in a hail of bullets. ABC had reported that the Islamic state claimed responsibility for the siege through a published statement via Amaq news agency which is affiliated to the terror group.

by | June 10, 2017 | 07:36

Mr Trump tweeted: "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication". For his part, Trump's personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, has rejected the allegations made by Comey and denied the claim that the president asked the ex-FBI chief's loyalty.