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by | June 10, 2017 | 15:06

In his second intervention in the dispute in as many days, Trump urged action against terrorism in a call with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, a White House statement said, suggesting a meeting at the White House "if necessary".

by | June 10, 2017 | 13:37

The Philippine military suffered its biggest one-day loss on Friday since 10 troops were killed in a friendly-fire incident on June 1. The military said it was making headway in the town but was proceeding carefully so as not to destroy mosques where some of the militants had taken up positions.

by | June 10, 2017 | 14:35

The stunning election result comes after a campaign in which May lost popularity over her style and some of her social care policies , including a so-called "dementia tax" that would force the elderly to pay more for their care. Answer: It's an unusual situation in which no political party wins more than half of the 650 seats in the House of Commons. European officials are anxious that the weaker position of the Conservatives make a breakdown in negotiations more likely.

by | June 10, 2017 | 14:18

Nick Clegg, the party's former leader who was Deputy Prime Minister under the 2010 coalition with the Conservatives , lost his seat, while the party leader, Tim Farron, held on with a narrow majority. The Telegraph newspaper, seen as leaning toward Britain's Conservative Party , reported Friday - citing anonymous party sources - that May had been put "on notice" by her Conservative colleagues not to bend to the wishes of opposition parties and soften her stance on Brexit negotiations.

by | June 10, 2017 | 14:20

May met with the Queen of England Friday morning, giving a statement saying that, with the support of the Northern Irish party, she will form her own government . Reuters reports that Gunther H. Oettinger, a European Commission budget and human resources commissioner, expressed doubt about the talks starting as planned.

by | June 10, 2017 | 13:48

Meanwhile, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said his party had "won this election" after its best vote share since 2001, at 40 per cent, fuelled by an extraordinary turnout of students and young supporters. Speaking on Sky News , former Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith said any move to replace May would be "catastrophic". It would represent a remarkable turnaround in Labour and Jeremy Corbyn's fortunes and a spectacular decline in the popularity of Theresa May's ...

by | June 10, 2017 | 14:21

Modi also met Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on the sidelines of the SCO. Asian rivals India and Pakistan on Friday formally joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation , a security bloc spearheaded by China and Russian Federation, despite bilateral tensions bubbling over Kashmir.

by | June 10, 2017 | 13:24

Instead, she risks an ignominious exit after just 11 months at Number 10 Downing Street , which would be the shortest tenure of any prime minister for nearly a century. "If the poll is anything like accurate, this is completely catastrophic for the Conservatives and for Theresa May ", said Osborne. "I think the Conservative party as a whole is reluctant to get rid of Theresa May now because it would mean a leadership election, it would mean stalling on Brexit talks", Menon said.

by | June 10, 2017 | 13:02

On Monday, five Arab countries - Saudi Arabia , Egypt , the United Arab Emirates , Bahrain and Yemen - abruptly cut diplomatic ties with Qatar , accusing Doha of supporting terrorism - a charge Doha denies. And the emir of Kuwait has met with two top United Arab Emirates officials to attempt to mediate the situation, the wire service says. "For Qatar, we want you back among the unity of responsible nations".

by | June 10, 2017 | 13:16

Mr Comey told Congress under oath he believed he was sacked to influence his investigation into the Trump campaign. During a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, Mr Comey said he believed that Mr Trump had ordered him to drop a criminal investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

by | June 10, 2017 | 13:10

Answering further questions on the matter , the American leader said that he had never asked the ex-FBI director to halt an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn , despite Comey's testimony suggesting otherwise.

by | June 10, 2017 | 13:58

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, tweeted in response: "Repugnant WH (White House) statement and Senate sanctions as Iranians counter terror backed by United States clients". "These fireworks have no effect on Iran", Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told state-run television, vowing the terrorists "will soon be eliminated".

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:36

He said the president had pressured him to drop a probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, whom Mr Trump fired for misleading the White House over contacts with Moscow's ambassador. "But I did not say that". Mr Comey told Congress under oath he believed he was sacked to influence his investigation into the Trump campaign. Trump said at the news conference.

by | June 10, 2017 | 14:22

Expectations were modest-it was expected that much of what the committee wanted to know could be classified, and that Comey wouldn't want to say too much for fear of jeopardizing former FBI director Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation under the Justice Department.

by | June 10, 2017 | 13:53

North Korea fired several projectiles believed to be short-ra. Two US aircraft carriers, the USS Carl Vinson and the USS Ronald Reagan , have recently departed the Korean Peninsula after conducting exercises there in what a US official described as a message to North Korea .

by | June 10, 2017 | 13:44

Just hours after her voice broke as she offered her first, shaky, 3 a.m. response to an election that would end with her Conservative Party losing its majority in Parliament, she was grim-faced and joyless as she stood in the midday sun in front of Downing Street and announced she would stay on as prime minister.

by | June 10, 2017 | 13:46

Some countries such as Ethiopia said Trump's decision would make things harder for the least developed nation, but there were no plans for anyone to quit the Paris pact. "It will be up to the American people to step forward-and in Virginia we are doing just that", said Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. He "knows that it's changing and that the USA has to be responsible for it and that's what we're going to do", she said.

by | June 10, 2017 | 13:56

At a joint press conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, Trump reiterated that he felt vindicated by Comey's testimony before a Senate committee yesterday but also said that Comey lied in characterizing conversations between the two.

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:43

An uncompromising demand for a hard break from Europe may have to be downgraded to a far more modest rupture, Kearns said , perhaps even one that doesn't look much like an exit at all. May said she was sorry for Conservative members who lost their seats, saying: "I will reflect on what we need to do for the future to take the party forward".

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:48

Qatar has historically "been a funder of terrorism at a very high level" and that has to stop, Trump said Friday at a White House news conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis. "It could force Qatar to abandon its foreign policy objectives - or it could convince Qatar that it's surrounded by bullies and the US won't protect it and a closer alliance with Turkey and Iran could guarantee its long-term viability", Kamel said.

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:19

British police said that they had recovered a body from the Thames river believed to be that of 45-year-old Frenchman Xavier Thomas , missing since the night of the attack . He was also taken into custody on "suspicion of the preparation of terrorist acts", police said . In fact, Butt was one of the main characters in a television documentary called " The Jihadis Next Door ".

by | June 10, 2017 | 13:19

The list is an opportunity for Qatar "to change direction away from petulance and escalation", after the list of Qatar-linked "terrorists and terror groups" was issued by Saudi Arabia , the UAE , Bahrain and Egypt , Anwar Gargash , UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, said on his twitter account, Xinhua reported.

by | June 10, 2017 | 13:20

Qatar has strongly denied funding extremist groups but remains a key financial patron of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip and has been the home of exiled Hamas official Khaled Mashaal since 2012. Turkey , which works closely with Qatar in the energy sector, has walked a fine line between defending Qatar and abstaining from openly antagonising Saudi Arabia.

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:41

We had this bill that was like Noah's ark for every project, and he'd just spend money. "It also means that infrastructure that can't be built with tolls, like repairing our crumbling schools, for instance, will likely get left behind". This address comes on a busy news day in Washington, D.C. Early this morning, Trump announced that his new pick for Federal Bureau of Investigation director is Christopher Wray, a former Justice Department official.

by | June 10, 2017 | 13:43

Irving didn't let that happen in Game 3 . "I want to stay home". "I mean, just hits an unbelievable game victor, just comes down in transition, that only Kevin Durant can hit". The top-seeded and undefeated Warriors , who can close out a flawless postseason run on Saturday morning (HK time), boast a slew of weapons, most notably two-time reigning league MVP Stephen Curry and four-time scoring champion Kevin Durant.

by | June 10, 2017 | 13:25

The result is being billed as one of the biggest political upsets in the country's history, with the Labour Party of far-left Jeremy Corbyn defying expectations and projected to win 261 seats in Parliament. "We know when they must end". All of this will certainly make Brexit negotiations more complex. Similarly, the government's "dementia tax" goof, plans to cut 20,000 police officers at a time when the country was vulnerable to the terror attacks of the sort witnessed in recent ...

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:23

The unfortunate incident took place on February 22 at Austin's Bar and Grill in Olathe , Kansas where Adam Purinton , a 52-year-old American national shouted "get out of my country" at Srinivas and Alok before opening fire on them. Police later arrested Purinton at an Applebee's 80 miles away, where he had allegedly mentioned the shooting to the bartender, who called police.

by | June 10, 2017 | 13:32

Earlier this week, Trump appeared to tie the blockade to the success of his trip in May to Saudi Arabia and welcomed it as positive news in a series of tweets . And he was even tougher on media reports suggesting Qatar supports the Iran-backed Shiite Huthi rebels fighting the internationally recognised government in Yemen.

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:41

The lukewarm response is therefore not entirely unpredictable. While the 1999 film was silly, it was fun and had likeable characters with distinct personalities and chemistry. It opened in an additional 33 markets on Thursday with strong results in both Russian Federation ($1.6 million and 62 percent market share for the biggest Tom Cruise opening day ever) and Brazil ($526,000 for the biggest Tom Cruise opening day ever).

by | June 10, 2017 | 13:11

Scotland Yard said the 29-year-old man was arrested after police stormed a home in Newham just after 1.15am. Two men are now in custody on suspicion of violating the Terrorism Act. Counter terrorism officers, backed up by armed colleagues, arrested two men on the street in Ilford , east London , late on Wednesday, while a third was arrested at a house nearby, police said in a statement .

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:11

Meanwhile, despite being written off as the inevitable loser in this election, Jeremy Corbyn's Labour party has increased its share of the vote by 10%, and has won more than 30 extra seats, taking its total to 261. "For the United Kingdom, the debate needs to start on what the British people think Brexit should mean". Among conservatives there was clear fury at the result, a seismic political shock that could trigger a second election within months.

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:26

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. The German will be happy to leave Roland Garros behind, and hope to rediscover a game in which several cylinders are misfiring in time for Wimbledon , where she finished runner-up a year ago.

by | June 10, 2017 | 13:45

The United Kingdom prime minister Theresa May failed to gain a majority in the UK Election Results 2017 and as many have believed calling for snap elections to gain a much bigger majority against an apparently shambolic Labour party was one of the biggest mistakes of May.

by | June 10, 2017 | 12:46

Tillerson says the blockade is hindering USA military efforts and the campaign against the Islamic State group. The phone call contrasted sharply with a series of tweets posted on Tuesday when Trump seemed to back the Saudi decision to isolate Qatar .

by | June 10, 2017 | 13:22

Comey, who was sacked by Trump in May, did not make any major disclosures about any links between Trump or his associates and alleged Russian meddling. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Mr Trump abused his power by seemingly directing Mr Comey to drop the criminal investigation into Mr Flynn.