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Qatar says Gulf citizens can stay despite crisis Qatar says Gulf citizens can stay despite crisis
- June 12, 2017

State media reported late Saturday Doha would "not take any measures against residents of Qatar who hold the nationalities of countries that severed diplomatic ties. The political dispute has led to air links being cut and Qataris banned from visiting the three countries. Additionally, Qatar Airways is now using longer routes to its European and North American destinations, including direct flights to the world's busiest worldwide airport in Atlanta, after Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt ... (more...)
Woman on trial for 'encouraging' boyfriend to kill himself Woman on trial for 'encouraging' boyfriend to kill himself
- June 12, 2017

Carter's trial is expected to raise the question of whether a person can be charged with someone else's death if they weren't there. But Ellikan says the toughest task facing the defense is to change the perception of Michelle Carter . Opening statements begin on Tuesday morning. "I have all these flashback thoughts of when I was talking to him on the phone when he killed himself and I just think about hearing his cries and I just panic and have like panic attack from it, every time I see ... (more...)
Unseeded Ostapenko wins French Open for 1st title
- June 11, 2017

Halep , who was in the final for the second time after losing to Sharapova in 2014, would have become world No 1 with victory and she seemed on course when she led by a set and 3-0, soaking up the Ostapenko pressure and making her hit one more ball every time. (more...)
Trump suggests Iran shares some blame for terror attacks
- June 11, 2017

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the attacks would have "no effect" on the country. Strongly condemning the terrorist attacks, the embassy said that since its establishment, Iran has witnessed many painful events, APA reported. (more...)
DUP to support minority Tory government after 'confidence and supply' deal reached
- June 11, 2017

The party won 10 of the country's 18 seats. "As I reflect on the results, I will reflect on what I need to do in the future to take the party forward". Well, the mandate she's got is lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support and lost confidence. Founded in 1971 by firebrand Protestant preacher Ian Paisley, the DUP has always been pro-British and socially conservative . (more...)
Church bus crashes in Atlanta area; several injured
- June 09, 2017

Smith did not clarify the extent of their injuries. Firetrucks and ambulances swarmed the area as traffic came to a standstill on the busy bypass. Accident leaves at least one dead in the Atlanta area on Thu., June 8, 2017. The church posted on its Facebook page that there are "several serious injuries" but did not provide further details. The bus overturned onto at least one of them. (more...)
British Police Name Third Attacker From Saturday's Rampage In London
- June 08, 2017

When he was stopped and questioned, he reportedly told police officers: "I'm going to be a terrorist". "From his face, from his look, I could see there was a radicalization, as you say". Zaghba visited her at her home near Bologna several times and in March 2016, after being stopped at Bologna airport, he was investigated for possible global terrorist activity but released, according to the newspaper. (more...)
Oliver Stone: Megyn Kelly didn't know her stuff with Putin Oliver Stone: Megyn Kelly didn't know her stuff with Putin
- June 08, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin says in a documentary set to air on USA television that "nobody would survive" a war between the nuclear-armed countries. He says in the interview that Russian Federation would be forced to bolster its military preparedness in response to what he called North Atlantic Treaty Organisation "threats". (more...)
Body of Frenchman recovered from Thames, UK attack death toll
- June 08, 2017

Last night around 7:45pm, the body of another man was recovered from the river, near Limehouse, by specialist officers from the Marine Police Unit. London's Metropolitan Police confirmed on the Wednesday that the death toll from the London Bridge terrorist attack has risen to eight people. (more...)
USA diplomat in China quits over Trump's Paris treaty pull-out USA diplomat in China quits over Trump's Paris treaty pull-out
- June 08, 2017

Only the United States, Syria and Nicaragua (which didn't think the agreement went far enough, environmentally) did not. On NBC's Today , co-host Matt Lauer proclaimed to viewers: "There is some more fallout this morning over President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement". (more...)
Trump wants to rebuild ties with Moscow: Tillerson Trump wants to rebuild ties with Moscow: Tillerson
- June 07, 2017

The Trump administration has been stepping up efforts to rally worldwide support for driving up pressure on the North. Two Congressional intelligence committees and the FBI are investigating into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. (more...)
Ex-Minister Babatunde Osotimehin is dead Ex-Minister Babatunde Osotimehin is dead
- June 07, 2017

He became executive director of UNFPA in January 2011 and served until the time of his death. Babatunde Osotimehin was born in Nigeria's Ogun State on February 6, 1949. Sarah Costa , executive director of the Women's Refugee Commission , said Osotimehin was instrumental in promoting "the sexual health and rights of refugee women" and "will be sorely missed". (more...)
UK Conservatives Set to Lose Seats in General Election UK Conservatives Set to Lose Seats in General Election
- June 06, 2017

But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn criticised her refusal to debate with him directly. Dr Lelliott said it was only a few weeks ago that some key allies of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn were saying Labour would be lucky to get 200 seats. Corbyn replied: "There has to be no first use and there has to be a process of nuclear disarmament", he said. "If we did use it, millions are going to die". (more...)
Venezuela: Goldman Sachs protest Venezuela: Goldman Sachs protest
- June 06, 2017

And dictatorships run this badly need a lot of tear gas. The Trump administration announced earlier this month sanctions against eight Venezuelan government officials on the nation's Supreme Court to support the Venezuelan people "in their efforts to protect and advance democratic governance". (more...)
Megyn Kelly Asks Putin About His Relationship to Michael Flynn
- June 05, 2017

Army general who is the subject of several investigations at home.U.S. President Donald Trump fired Flynn in February for failing to disclose the content of his talks with Sergei Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the United States, and misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations. (more...)
Trump says 'ultimate deal' possible for peace in Middle East
- June 05, 2017

They're losers. And we'll have more of them. The report quotes a Palestinian official who said that Trump has not abandoned the two-state peace plan, but he does seek to explore other possible venues, including a broad Middle East peace plan and another interim agreement negotiated between Israel and the Palestinians. (more...)
US President accused of asking FBI Chief to drop Flynn inquiry US President accused of asking FBI Chief to drop Flynn inquiry
- June 04, 2017

Coats told a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee that he would not comment on the Washington Post report late yesterday that Trump pressed both him and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers to publicly deny any evidence of collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation during last year's presidential election. (more...)
Marlins' Edinson Volquez tosses first no-hitter of Major League Baseball season Marlins' Edinson Volquez tosses first no-hitter of Major League Baseball season
- June 04, 2017

His only win was tagged in a 2012 start, when he pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing eight hits and three runs, striking out six and walked three. Henderson Alvarez was the last Marlins pitcher to throw a no-hitter, when Miami defeated the Detroit Tigers 1-0 on September 29, 2013. (more...)
Karla Homolka will no longer volunteer at Montreal elementary school Karla Homolka will no longer volunteer at Montreal elementary school
- June 03, 2017

Bernardo was declared a risky offender and sentenced to life in prison while Homolka struck a deal with prosecutors in 1993 to serve 12 years in prison for manslaughter. Parents told the Montreal Gazette on Wednesday that Homolka has been seen in the schoolyard with her dog, and allowed the children to pet the dog. "I know (Homolka) thinks she's paid her debt to society, but she hasn't paid anything". (more...)
UN council to vote Friday on blacklisting more North Koreans - diplomats
- June 02, 2017

The North has carried out two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the beginning of past year in its quest to develop a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental United States - something President Donald Trump has vowed "won't happen". (more...)
Putin: Russian state has never been involved in hacking
- June 02, 2017

Vladimir Putin continues to deny that he ordered a campaign to interfere with the 2016 election, though he has now admitted that there might have been some Russian meddling after all. Raising the possibility of attacks by what he portrayed as free-spirited Russian patriots, Mr. Putin said that hackers "are like artists" who choose their targets depending how they feel "when they wake up in the morning". (more...)
Gunshots and explosions at Philippine mall
- June 02, 2017

A source at one of the resorts told Reuters employees were being evacuated and declined to give more details. Witnesses reported seeing injured people, including a SWAT officer who rushed to the scene and was reportedly fired upon. "We are searching the area as much as we can to make sure the building is clear". The Metro Manila Development Authority confirmed a fire had broken out. (more...)
DHS chief says reported Russian back-channel not a 'big deal' DHS chief says reported Russian back-channel not a 'big deal'
- June 01, 2017

Mike Dubke, the Hamburg native who signed on to be President Trump's communications director only three months ago, has resigned in what could just be part one of a White House staff shakeup. "We're just not going to comment". So it doesn't predispose you toward any sort of content of that conversation or anything. "You've got the ambassador to Russian Federation reporting back to Moscow on an open channel", Graham said. (more...)
For first time since 1973, Miami baseball not in NCAAs For first time since 1973, Miami baseball not in NCAAs
- June 01, 2017

They went 40-20 during the regular season, 19-11 in the Southland Conference. The Wolverines have been assigned to the Chapel Hill (N.C.) Regional, which will be hosted by North Carolina and played Friday through Monday (June 2-5). The LSU-Texas Southern game will be televised by the SEC Network and it may be viewed on ESPN3, accessible at WatchESPN .com and the Watch ESPN app. (more...)
Kushner Asked to Lay Low After Reports Connecting Him to Russia Probe
- June 01, 2017

Trump has not directly addressed the allegations of the secret line to Moscow, but took to Twitter after his return to Washington to dismiss White House leaks as "fabricated lies" and "fake news ". Some also questioned whether his security clearance needs to be revoked. Neither the meeting nor the Americans involved were under US surveillance, officials told the Post . (more...)
Merkel: Europe must stay united in face of ally uncertainty Merkel: Europe must stay united in face of ally uncertainty
- May 30, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a beer mug she received as a present during an election campaign of her Christian Democratic Union, CDU, and the Christian Social Union, CSU, in Munich , southern Germany, Sunday, May 28, 2017. In a speech in Berlin on Monday, Merkel showed how seriously she is concerned about Washington's dependability under President Donald Trump by repeating the message she delivered a day earlier that the days when Europe could completely count on others were "over ... (more...)
Have become member of every family: Modi Have become member of every family: Modi
- May 30, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to begin his four-nation tour of Spain, Germany, France and Russian Federation tomorrow with an objective to boost India's economic engagement with these countries and inviting more investment proposals. (more...)
U.S., Japan agree to enhance North Korea sanctions: White House
- May 30, 2017

Bishop said the "loud and clear" message from Haley was that "when the United States said all options are on the table, they mean it, they are not kidding", pointing to the U.S. Abe said he meant to use the G7 summit to underscore the danger posed by the unpredictable regime in North Korea. More, in the Philippines case there is actually a trend upward, and as Greitens noted, the Philippines is North Korea's third largest trading partner after China and India-even eclipsing Russian Federation. (more...)
White House silent on reported Kushner 'communications channel' with Moscow
- May 29, 2017

Reuters reported Friday that Kushner had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with Kislyak past year, including two phone calls between April and November. Mr. Kushner is a senior adviser to the President and is influential in policy matters. "Kushner not going anywhere, I'm told". The negative headlines have sparked speculation of a White House shake-up. (more...)
KISS concert in Manchester canceled after terrorist attacks
- May 29, 2017

She said: "The public should be clear about what this means - a threat level of severe means an attack is highly likely". Police have 11 suspects in custody - including Abedi's elder brother Ismail - and have searched properties across the northwest England city. (more...)
Intel spat adds to Israeli concerns about Trump visit
- May 29, 2017

McMaster, said Haaretz . Officially, the United Nations, the United States and others consider the Old City and East Jerusalem occupied territory and do not recognize Israel's claim to sovereignty over it. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greeted new United States Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman welcoming him to Jerusalem "our eternal capital", on Tuesday. (more...)
Trump & Macron engage in fierce handshake battle during first meeting
- May 28, 2017

Trump, whose own election previous year shocked the pollsters, said Macron "ran an incredible campaign and had a tremendous victory". U.S. President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron before a working lunch ahead of a NATO Summit in Brussels , Belgium, May 25, 2017 . (more...)
Steven Mnuchin at G7: 'We don't want to be protectionist' Steven Mnuchin at G7: 'We don't want to be protectionist'
- May 28, 2017

The German G7 source said a draft communique had been unanimously agreed by all G7 representatives at a meeting on Friday and Saturday in Bari , Italy, and that a final approval by the ministers was needed. But the priority for most officials in Bari was to get a sense of how far the Trump administration meant to go with its promises of reworking trade agreements, rules to prevent a repeat of the global financial crisis and other key areas. (more...)
Libya says working closely with Britain over concert attack
- May 27, 2017

British police investigating the terror network behind the Manchester Arena attack have reportedly stopped providing relevant information about the case to U.S. As the BBC noted, the name of the 22 year old attacker appeared in US media hours after the explosion, while British media remained in the dark. President Donald Trump's Administration has been leaking like a veritable sieve given the drumbeat of unnamed-sourced stories about investigations into Russian connections, ... (more...)
Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal' Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal'
- May 27, 2017

The president's visit has been overshadowed by his political difficulties at home, namely the fallout over his sacking of Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey. president to visit the Western Wall , the holiest site where Jews can pray. It has been a complex diplomatic balancing act for every US negotiating team in the Middle East as the status of Jerusalem has always been considered the thorniest of so-called "final status" issues that can be decided only in negotiations ... (more...)