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by | June 11, 2017 | 07:16

Kuwait's emir traveled to Qatar to help mediate an end to a crisis that's seen Arab nations cut ties to the energy-rich nation home to a major US military base, though Emirati officials warned there was "nothing to negotiate". "Our expectation is that our initial steps were very strong ... and this will jolt the system in Qatar", he said. Turkey, meanwhile, has approved a bill allowing more troops to be based in Qatar.

by | June 11, 2017 | 07:16

The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director said Trump's private comments urging him to drop the probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn led him to tell his Justice Department colleagues they needed to be careful. The department later appointed Robert S. Mueller III, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, as special counsel. No, I didn't say that and I didn't say the other.

by | June 11, 2017 | 06:11

They contrasted Trump's words with Tehran's offer of support and candlelight vigils in Iran after the attacks of September 11, 2001, on the United States. The US administration sent sympathies to Iran, but lectured that "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote". Trump's statement is "counter-productive and further narrows the opportunity for engagement between the USA and Iran on countering a common enemy", said Ellie Geranmayeh, senior fellow with the ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 06:43

Also on Saturday, the USA embassy in the Philippines announced us forces had joined the military in its fight against the Islamic State in the southern Mindanao. The US has been helping the Philippines in its campaign against terrorism. Among those killed, 21 were caused by friendly fire after air strikes on extremist positions missed their targets.

by | June 11, 2017 | 05:51

Qatar has denied the allegations. "They have to change their policies" and "stop supporting extremist groups", Adel Al Jubeir told reporters, adding that Qatar needed "to act like a normal country". Israel retaliated by launching a major operation in Gaza, which turned into an all-out war between Hamas and the Jewish state in the summer of 2014. Residents in the enclave, run by Islamist Hamas group, said the protesters were throwing stones near the fence when the Israeli troops shot at them.

by | June 11, 2017 | 05:50

Its lead among voters under 25 was a huge margin of 44 points, almost triple the size of the gap in the previous general election in 2015. British newspapers summed it up in a word: mayhem. Therefore it remains to be seen for how long she can hang onto power. Outwardly, May showed no signs of yielding to pressure. Led by pugnacious Euroskeptic David Davis , it also includes Trade Minister Liam Fox and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson .

by | June 11, 2017 | 06:11

Boris Johnson, Britain's foreign secretary, said that the police and security services will have to explain why Butt was not stopped. Both Butt and Redouane were shot dead by police within eight minutes of the first call, authorities said, adding they were still inquiring into the identity of the third attacker, who was also shot dead at the scene.

by | June 11, 2017 | 06:52

China rejects the suggestion that the job of reining in North Korea rests with it alone. But it differs from the U.S. and its allies on how to rein in the North's rapidly escalating nuclear and ballistic missile program. "While competition between the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, is bound to occur, conflict is not inevitable", he said in his speech.

by | June 11, 2017 | 05:54

The Tories failed to win enough seats in Thursday's election to form a government but a promise of support from the DUP could allow them to lead the country. Students were joined by teachers and nurses who hailed the rise in voting share for the Labour party . For example, the party once appointed a climate change denier as the Northern Ireland environment minister and has a number of creationists - those who believe the universe and all organisms were formed by divine creation - as ...

by | June 11, 2017 | 06:06

Internationally, Israel has long argued that it must maintain the territory for security reasons and hoped the Trump administration could take a clear stance alongside Israel. The US president did not speak publicly about the settlements during a May 22-23 visit to Jerusalem and the West Bank, though he urged Israeli and Palestinian leaders to "make a deal" for peace that would entail compromise and tough decisions.

by | June 11, 2017 | 05:37

May spent much of the campaign warning a vote for Jeremy Corbyn was a vote for a "coalition of chaos" with Labour governing alongside the SNP and the Lib Dems. She's then got to present a programme to Parliament. The development comes after Gavin Williamson, the chief whip for the Tories, spent Saturday in Belfast in talks with the Northern Irish party.

by | June 11, 2017 | 06:07

Its cartoon depicted May in a coffin with her feet sticking out and a speech bubble saying "Nothing has changed", a line she repeated several times as she reversed a key policy on social care during the campaign."The Conservatives have not yet broken the British system of democracy, but through their hubris and incompetence they have managed to make a mockery of it", it said in an editorial.

by | June 11, 2017 | 07:06

May said she would "continue to work with our friends and allies in the DUP in particular" to keep to the Brexit timetable. Mrs May confirmed she was pressing ahead with an arrangement with the DUP in a weird statement on the steps of No 10 yesterday afternoon.

by | June 11, 2017 | 05:29

Labour leader Kezia Dugdale and Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie also said plans for another independence referendum must now be scrapped. First minister Ms Sturgeon, whose party's share of the vote dropped sharply, only said that she would think "properly" about another referendum.

by | June 11, 2017 | 06:38

Comey explained several times that the Clinton investigation had been completed in 2016 which is why he spoke out about its conclusion. 'My judgment was I need to get that out into the public square, ' Comey said . "He seemed to be making argument that made no sense, which is well you made an announcement after you concluded an investigation of a prominent Democrat, why can't you make an announcement about an incomplete investigation of a prominent Republican", Sherman said.

by | June 11, 2017 | 05:34

President Trump hammered the tiny nation of Qatar, a vital Middle Eastern ally of the United States, for its history of funding terror groups, even as a diplomatic blockade of the gas-rich country by other Arab States is hindering USA military operations against ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria.

by | June 11, 2017 | 06:18

Under the terms of Article 50 of the EU treaties, the two-year deadline for the United Kingdom to leave the union can be extended only with the agreement of the other 27 member states. "We stand ready", said Mr Oettinger. "With a weak negotiating partner, there's a danger the negotiations will turn out badly". "He is the actual victor of the early vote in Britain", Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka , a Social Democrat, said on Twitter.

by | June 11, 2017 | 06:25

But Labour's deputy leader Tom Watson said the PM's advisers had "taken the fall" for her but tweeted the PM was "responsible for her own defeat". The resignations came as May worked to fill jobs in her minority government. Ms Davidson, who wields considerable influence after the Scottish Conservatives won 13 seats, said: "I want to ensure that we can look again at issues like Brexit which we know we are now going to have to get cross-party support for".

by | June 11, 2017 | 06:39

With Mrs May struggling to cobble together a working majority following a disastrous election , leading figures across the European Union turned the screw on the Prime Minister. "Yet another own goal, after Cameron now May will make already complex negotiations even more complicated", Belgian ex-prime minister Verhofstadt said on Twitter.

by | June 11, 2017 | 05:12

North Korea didn't say how many anti-ship missiles it launched, but South Korean national security director Chung Eui-yong said later Friday the North had fired four short-range missiles on Thursday. Under UN resolutions North Korea is barred from using nuclear and ballistic missile technology. The missile test was North Korea's fourth in the span of a month, and comes after the United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions on Kim's government last week.

by | June 11, 2017 | 06:35

The Kiwi helmsman claimed a 2-1 lead in the Challengers Series finals after Artemis lost their skipper to Bermuda's Great Sound. Team New Zealand could now seal their progression to face cup holders Oracle Team USA should they have a flawless day tomorrow to advance with a 5-1 margin.

by | June 11, 2017 | 07:01

The USS Gabrielle Giffords is designed for, "asymmetric "anti-access" threats such as mines, quiet diesel submarines and fast surface craft", according to the U.S. It's the ninth in a series of high-speed vessels created to navigate in shallow coastal regions known as littoral waters. The 418-foot littoral combat ship was built in Mobile, Alabama, and christened by Dr.

by | June 11, 2017 | 06:55

In particular, the revelation that at least one of the attackers, Khurram Butt, was known to security services has raised concerns that they lack the resources to prevent attacks. Police said earlier that witness accounts suggested Thomas might have been thrown into the river. Ms Delcros was seriously injured by the van, although her condition in hospital has stabilised, her family said.

by | June 11, 2017 | 05:32

Six attackers were killed by Iran's security forces. The government of South Korea's new president in a surprising announcement on Wednesday said it had halted further deployment of a controversial American anti-missile system. Fazelian also noted that seven of these terrorist logistic agents were arrested in Fardis while the eighth in Kianmehr, which are both cities of Alborz province.

by | June 11, 2017 | 06:10

Owen Farrell kicked his side in front after O'Mahony had brilliantly stolen a Crusaders lineout. The result was almost a first-minute try for tourists. The Leinster out-half proved that there is plenty of life left in him, as he made his third appearance in a week and played 50 minutes off the bench after Jonathan Davies' head injury in the first half.

by | June 11, 2017 | 05:33

Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz was also present in the meeting. He said Russia-Pakistan relations have been constructive and mutually beneficial. Xi also spoke about upcoming Yoga Day celebrations in China. With its expansion, he said, the SCO had been transformed into a true transcontinental organisation.

by | June 11, 2017 | 06:14

May has said now is not the time to discuss a fresh independence vote. But she was markedly more timid on income tax than Jeremy Corbyn , who has advocated a 45p rate for those earning £80,000 and a 50p rate above £123,000. However there was no timetable in the manifesto yesterday, prompting speculation the SNP leader was sidelining her plan after Mrs May insisted " now is not the time " for a new vote.

by | June 11, 2017 | 05:05

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by | June 11, 2017 | 05:36

Several countries followed suit, while Erdogan vowed to keep supporting Qatar and rejected accusations that it supported terrorism. A separate SPA report on Saturday acknowledged Tillerson's call for Qatar to curtail support for terrorism, but did not mention his remarks that the crisis was hurting ordinary Qataris, impairing business dealings and harming the U.S.

by | June 11, 2017 | 05:41

After opening fire on a guard, they entered the lobbies and shot a number of visitors and staff. This weekend, the race accelerated as rebel commanders said that US Special Forces had helped them build a new forward operating base about 40 miles northeast of al-Tanf.

by | June 11, 2017 | 05:15

Mrs May said the government formed with the DUP's help would provide "certainty" for the future. Meanwhile, the Labour Party is waiting in the wings to form a minority government should Mrs May fail to deliver. "There's many other issues on austerity and welfare reform - where we as a party have said "no" and have opposed". "But equally we want the best for all of the United Kingdom - and these are challenging times".

by | June 11, 2017 | 05:34

Sterling plunged against the dollar and the euro as even more uncertainty fed into the complex Brexit process, and European leaders bluntly reminded May that the clock was ticking. May was deemed on track for an overall majority in the triple digits when she announced the elections on April 18. But she came under fire for a lacklustre, soundbite-driven performance on the campaign trail and a damaging U-turn on healthcare policy.

by | June 11, 2017 | 05:24

The Financial Choice Act would, among other things, scrap Dodd-Frank's prohibition on federally insured banks from engaging in risky trading, replace the liquidation authority for unwinding large and failing financial institutions , and weaken the powers of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

by | June 11, 2017 | 05:49

Sessions' week went from really bad to holy-cow-what-else-can-happen-to-me on Thursday when fired FBI Director James Comey testified about his interactions with Trump over the Russian Federation investigation. Conn. (WTNH)- A top CT lawmaker wants to hear from Attorney General Jeff Sessions under oath on the Russian Federation investigation. In March, Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation probe after acknowledging that he had met twice with Kislyak.

by | June 11, 2017 | 05:19

The police killed the gunman after he held a woman hostage at an apartment complex in Brighton, one of Melbourne's wealthiest suburbs. But when the 36-year-old Colombian woman arrived, Khayre killed the building's concierge, a 36-year-old Chinese-Australian man, and took her hostage.