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Qatar ready for dialogue to ease Gulf rift, resolve differences with neighbours

Qatar vehemently denies the accusations. Qatar's index fell 1.6 percent to 9,059 points, its lowest close since January 2016, in heavy trade. Adel Al-Jubeir said Qatar knew exactly what to do to restore relations with Riyadh and its Arab allies.
"We want to see Qatar implement the promises it made a few years back with regard to its support of extremist groups, (and in) regard to its hostile media and interference in affairs of other countries", Al-Jubeir told reporters in ... Read More »

Sadiq Khan: Cancel Donald Trump's United Kingdom visit

There was no reason of alarming when the police came and the van stubbed numerous people in the street. He said he was in favour of Trump coming on an ordinary visit "to understand the fibre of this country and see for himself the determination and resilience not to be cowed by these terrorist attacks". Read More »

In Response To Trump's Tweets, Some US Envoys Push Back - Diplomatically

White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday declined to say whether President Donald Trump has confidence in Attorney General Jeff Sessions . Though it is unclear what drove Sessions to take this step, his resignation plea was immediately turned down by Trump, stating that while he might not agree with the attorney general's actions, he still had enough faith in him to keep him in his administration, according to the Chicago Tribune . Read More »

US Energy Secretary says US to remain committed to environment

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Abigail Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, said she had "a very positive conversation" with Perry at a meeting in April. "It would be a good challenge for them". He's scheduled to attend ministerial meetings in Beijing Tuesday, where he'll meet with the world's biggest polluter and other nations and discuss the benefits of nuclear power, liquefied natural gas and renewables. Read More »

Comey to testify before Senate as soon as next week

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Director James Comey is expected to testify next week in an open hearing on Capitol Hill, making his first comments since his abrupt firing by President Trump . In an interview with NBC , Trump said the Russian Federation investigation, which he considers unfair, was on his mind when he chose to fire Comey. Read More »

Spicer expected to address leaked report on Russia in news briefing

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Sessions was an early endorser of Trump's candidacy, and his former spokesman, Stephen Miller, is now Trump's main speechwriter and a policy adviser. "The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban , not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted", Trump said in one tweet on Monday. Read More »

White House defends Trump as scathing tweets raise concern

Trump is still angry, says the report , about Sessions' decision to recuse himself from investigations into his campaign's ties to Russian Federation. Trump's tweets may amount to a disagreement on strategy between lawyer and client - on a highly public, presidential scale. It's hardly the first time that the US diplomatic community has rebelled against Trump. Read More »

White House looks for ways to undermine Comey's credibility

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According to anonymous associates close to Coats, Coats recalled after an intelligence briefing wrapped up with several agencies, President Trump asked everyone to leave but him and CIA Director Mike Pompeo . Tip for Thursday viewing: Notice if Mr. Comey answers questions selectively, ducking those he doesn't like behind the cover of Robert Mueller's special-counsel investigation. Read More »

Qatar open to talks to resolve crisis: Foreign Minister

President Trump jumped headlong Tuesday into a fast-worsening dispute between Qatar and a powerful bloc of Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia , posting Twitter messages congratulating the Saudis for cracking down on the neighboring kingdom and himself for sparking the breach over alleged Qatari funding for terrorism. Read More »

Ahead of Comey testimony, Republicans prep response efforts -- and brace

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But Trump is continuing to stew over the Russia allegations and the lack of a robust operation to defend him from the constant barrage, recently cutting into a largely positive phone conversation to begin griping about the latest allegations that prompted the Federal Bureau of Investigation to examine Kushner's contacts with Russian officials. Read More »

Police recover body in search for Frenchman missing after London attack

Australian authorities are working with United Kingdom police to determine what happened to Brisbane woman Sara Zelenak, 21, who is still missing after being separated from friends on London Bridge during the attack. Italian authorities said Zaghba had been stopped and questioned in Italy but had not been charged with any crime. Others confirmed as being killed in the attack include Kirsty Boden, Chrissy Archibald and James McMullan . Read More »

Police Identify Third London Bridge Terrorist Attack Suspect

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The source said Zaghba's Italian mother lives in the northern Italian city of Bologna, confirming a report on the website of newspaper Corriere della Sera . Less than two weeks earlier, a suicide bomber had killed 22 adults and children at a pop concert in Manchester and, in March, five people died after a vehicle was driven into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge. Read More »

Sidney Crosby scores, Malkin shoots yet Penguins lose 4-1 to Preds

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The defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins were outshot for the fourth straight game, but Pittsburgh was outscored 9-2 in the two losses at Bridgestone Arena. Murray, who was penciled to start in the postseason but was out with an injury, took his place and hasn't looked back. Dumoulin is presumably better than he was when he was falling over in Game 1 against Ottawa, but is still believed to be short of healthy. Read More »

More curbs on Qatar possible in Gulf crisis - UAE official

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Hours after Trump's tweets , the US State Department said Qatar had made progress on stemming the funding of terrorists but that there was more work to be done. But analyst Saeed Wahabi said Qatar has been unwilling to enforce restrictions on terror financing and partner with the US on counter terrorism the way Saudi Arabia has. Read More »

China slams Pentagon report on overseas military bases

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It added that China spent $180 billion on the People's Liberation Army during the previous year surpassing the defence budget figure of $140.4 billion. Hua dismissed the comment on Pakistani bases as "conjecture" and declined a specific response. Last year's assessment reported Beijing had completed its reclamation work on the islands - but this year's report \mentions a military infrastructure for the first time, Defense One reported . Read More »

Trump's sons defend father's Twitter attack against London mayor

It has taken Theresa May two full days to say "I think Donald Trump is wrong in what he said about Sadiq Khan , in relation to the terrorist attacks on London ". On Sunday, a spokesman for the London mayor said he was working with the police, emergency services and government to coordinate the response to the attack, and had "more important things to do" than to respond to Trump. Read More »

One Love Manchester concert raises almost $3.5 million

The concert featured artists such as Justin Bieber , Pharrell, Liam Gallagher , Katy Perry , Coldplay , Mac Miller , The Black Eyed Peas and Miley Cyrus . Although £10 million has already been raised for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund , Grande is keen to add to the total with the release of another single. Read More »

USA tells United Nations to remove 'anti-Israel bias'

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Later Tuesday, Haley was scheduled to make an address to the Geneva Graduate Institute, where she said she will outline a plan to make the Council "more effective, more accountable and more responsive". At the council's annual June session, United Nations rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al pointed the finger at members that are not cooperating with global experts who want to shed light on abuses. Read More »

Trump Believes in Climate Change, Says US Ambassador

Darren Rosenblum, law professor at Pace University in NY, says the business community is coming together to address the most direct threat posed by a United States pullout-loss of competitiveness as the rest of the world barrels toward a greener economy. Read More »

Arrest made in Ireland connected to United Kingdom attacker

Police chiefs in Dublin said they were liaising with counterparts in the United Kingdom amid reports that the killer had Irish papers. Redouane, who used the name Rachid Elkhdar, had previously lived in Rathmines , south Dublin over an 18-month period from 2014 to 2016 with a British-born wife, believed to be from an Irish family in east London . Read More »

London terror attack: Who was attacker Rachid Redouane?

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Then he chose to attack London's popular Muslim mayor, misrepresenting his statement urging people not to be alarmed by a heightened police deployment and, predictably, doubling down when the distortion was widely ridiculed. But May's own record came under fire from Labour, which - according to opinion polls questioned for their reliability - has closed the gap on her Conservatives ahead of Thursday's election. Read More »

Lives of London attackers point to missed chances

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Police responded to the incident within minutes and shot dead the three assailants. "(London's) a place that survives and thrives."Premier Rachel Notley said Albertans have been shocked and deeply saddened by the attack. Police said 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba lived in east London and that his family has been notified, adding that he had not been considered to be a "subject of interest" to either police or the intelligence services. Read More »

On climate change, John Kerry compares Trump to OJ Simpson

Leaving Paris we knew it wasn't going to "solve" climate change , but we all left in the belief that we had given our children a fighting chance to live in a place not devastated by climate change. Yet, despite his decision to leave the Paris Agreement, Trump would stick to the four-year-long withdrawal process stipulated by the Paris Agreement, which means that the US withdrawal won't take effect till November 2020, about two months away from the end of his first term. Read More »

Key senators pass on reacting to Trump Qatar tweets

The fracas pits Qatar - a country smaller than CT and the world's biggest producer of liquefied natural gas - against Saudi Arabia , the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain . As the move to sever ties is stronger than the previous one, it would increase problems and difficulties of people in GCC countries especially in Qatar. Read More »

Comey told Sessions: Don't leave me alone with trump

The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin has stated that the hackers who tried to control last year's U.S. election could have been based from anywhere, interrogating the findings of an American intelligence that declared that Russia was behind the whole process. Read More »

Trump goes after London mayor again after terror attack

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There is no reason to be alarmed by this. The Journal noted that Trump sent tweets early Monday that called his order a "travel ban", although his administration had said the order was not a ban. The mayor's spokesman earlier made clear that he was telling Londoners not to be anxious about the increased presence of armed police officers in the city. Read More »

Woman Jumps In Front Of Car To Save Boy's Life

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Surveillance video showed a kid and his friend walking in-front of a Junco's. Police chief A J Perez said the young boy probably would've died if Ms Jordan hadn't taken action. "Amazing woman, she is so fearless for that", Jordan's friend said. She continues to recover in an area hospital and the child had to undergo several hours of surgery to avoid having his legs amputated. Read More »

Trump Organization Introduces Budget Hotel Chain Called 'American Idea'

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Someone with the Trump organization had read an article published in the Mississippi Business Journal about the Chawlas' growing chain and its latest and biggest plan, the West End District. "I said, 'That's brilliant, '" Eric Danziger, who runs the Trump Organization's hotels division, told the Times . Chawla underscored that his company is partnering with Trumps sons and "we dont have any contact" with the President. Read More »

London attack:Pakistani-origin man among two attackers

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Late on Saturday the three attackers drove south across London Bridge , mowing down pedestrians before stabbing bystanders in the nearby Borough Market area. A senior Conservative official told VOA that there is deep frustration in Downing Street about Saturday's attack and the fact that at least one of the assailants was known to the authorities. Read More »

Turkey disapproves of sanctions on Qatar: Erdogan

The base is also the regional headquarters of U.S. special forces and air force commands - two vital components of American military operations in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq and beyond. What does President Donald Trump have to do with it? The minister said early Tuesday that Kuwait's ruler had asked Qatar's ruling emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, to hold off on giving a speech about the crisis. Read More »

Notre Dame attacker yelled 'this is for Syria'

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The attack comes after a weekend rampage in London , where extremists used a van and knives to crush to death and kill seven people, one of them French. The capital Paris has has a strong police presence on its streets since then. In a unusual turn of events, former White House Deputy National Secretary Adviser, Nancy Soderberg, was one of those locked inside the church. Read More »