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United States suspects Russian Federation planted fake news behind Qatar crisis

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Americans believe that sowing discord among Islamic and regional countries can provide ample opportunities for America and the Zionist regime to penetrate the region. Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, said the allegations of Russian hacking weren't discussed. As a member of the Saudi-led Arab coalition, Qatar has been involved in the military campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen since March 2015. Read More »

UK Prime Minister May Votes at Snap General Elections

The general election on Thursday pits Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party against Jeremy Corbyn's Labour , with the nationalist Scottish National Party expected to continue its domination in Scotland . Labour: The party will accept Britain's departure from the European Union, but will fight to retain benefits of the single market, vowing in its manifesto not to leave the bloc without a deal. Read More »

Trump calls Qatar emir as efforts build to end crisis

The three Sunni Gulf countries - Saudi Arabia , Bahrain and the UAE - along with Egypt accuse Qatar of supporting terrorism and destabilizing the region because of its ties to their Shiite rival, Iran, and its support for groups like the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas . Read More »

Islamic State claims stunning attack in heart of Iran

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The Government passed on Oman's condolences to Iranian authorities, families and population for the nearly simultaneous attacks against the Parliament headquarters and the mausoleum to Imam Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Revolution, established in 1979 in the Persian nation. Read More »

Modi favouring rich, giving farmers only bullets: Rahul

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting of his Cabinet ministers to take stock of the situation arising out of Mandsaur violence and killings in the wake of farmers' agitation. AICC spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said yesterday that it was insulting and unfortunate that the BJP-led NDA government was in denial mode over the firing and accused it of spreading rumours and canards over who fuelled the farmers protest. Read More »

Obama says Paris climate agreement still has a chance

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Since Trudeau took over as Canada's Prime Minister in 2015, many have used photos of the two leaders to joke about a budding "bromance" between the two liberals. Former President Barack Obama warned against the temptation of "authoritarianism" in a Montreal speech Tuesday. The two went to Liverpool House , per the Montreal Gazette , a restaurant run by chef David McMillan , located in the St-Henri Little Burgundy neighborhood of Montreal. Read More »

Relation between President Trump, Chancellor Merkel 'fairly unbelievable': White House

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Bush essentially broke down over Berlin's refusal to back the 2003 US invasion of Iraq. "He said they're very bad on trade but he doesn't have a problem with Germany ", Cohn said. However, if Trump decides to abandon the Paris climate agreement or to reverse the USA diplomatic opening to Cuba brought about by former President Barack Obama, many European officials would be furious, the State Department official said. Read More »

Saudi Arabia closes Qatar Airways offices, revokes licenses

Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore. In Egypt , which also cut diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar, some banks resumed dealing in Qatari riyals after halting trade on Monday, but others appeared to be continuing to limit transactions with Doha . Read More »

Trump 'determined to pursue peace' after Pope meeting

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He added, "I leave the Vatican more determined than ever to pursue PEACE in our world". Trump's meeting at the Vatican's Apostolic Palace, his third stop on a nine-day foreign tour due to end on Saturday, is part of his world tour of religions after meeting leaders of Muslim nations in Saudi Arabia and visiting holy sites in Jerusalem. Read More »

Syrian rebels begin long-awaited assault on Raqqa, Isil's self-declared capital

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This story was updated on 6 June to include a statement from coalition forces. Coalition warplanes have been bombing Raqqa intensively in preparation for the assault. It said the families were fleeing the city in boats across the Euphrates River ahead of the expected all-out attack by the SDF . US -led coalition warplanes pounded Islamic State positions in the area. Read More »

Nadal through to semis as Carreno Busta quits

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She cracked jokes at her news conference, then giggled at her own words. "I mean, everyone was waiting for a very cold match", said the 23-year-old world No. Play has started in the final two women's quarterfinal matches at the French Open . Romanian third seed Halep trailed by a set and 5-1 against the fifth seed but somehow dug herself out of a hole before storming to victory. Read More »

Duterte offers bounties for militant chiefs in Philippine city

At least 30 civilians and 38 government troops have been killed, in addition to 120 terrorists, in the military offensive against the Islamic State (IS)-linked Maute group in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, the Palace said on Sunday. Lorenzana said militants who were Saudi, Malaysian, Indonesian, Yemeni and Chechen were among eight foreigners killed in the fighting, in what experts say is a sign the Philippines may have a major problem on its hands. Read More »

Trump weighs in on Gulf diplomatic rift

Bush", said Chase Untermeyer, Bush's ambassador to Qatar from 2004 to 2007. Trump's tweet appeared at odds with comments from U.S. officials who had said on Monday that the United States would quietly try to calm the waters between Saudi Arabia and Qatar because Qatar is too important to USA military and diplomatic interests to be isolated. Read More »

Trump v Comey: Who said what

Comey also detailed multiple other meetings with the President that elucidated the Trump administration's association with investigations into links to the Kremlin. "The obvious issue is if the president had, that they would have, I think, in my view, said no, they were not asked", he continued. "I discussed with the FBI's leadership team whether I should be prepared to assure President-Elect Trump that we were not investigating him personally", he said in his statement. Read More »

More than 30 charged with mob crimes, including trafficking in, yes, chocolate

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More than two dozen were arrested - most in the New York City area, though others were held in Nevada and Florida - with the remainder still at large. Some of the charges carry a maximum penalty of decades in prison. According to the Department, while many of these crews were based in New York City, the Shulaya Enterprise had operations in various locations throughout the United States, including in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, Nevada and overseas. Read More »

Parents insist accused leaker not a flight risk

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The Guardian reported that if she charged under the Espionage Act , Winner could get, at most, a 10-year sentence. Reality Winner has been charged with sending classified material to a news organization . If you voted for this piece of [expletive], explain this. The FBI was notified of an upcoming story by the news outlet later that month, according to Winner's affidavit . Read More »

Voters get to work deciding on Gov. Christie's replacement

The University of Virginia's Crystal Ball rated the general election as "leans Democratic" due to the severe unpopularity of the outgoing governor. They compared him to members of Trump's administration who also worked there and former Democratic Gov. Read More »

Saudi Arabia said to tell banks not to increase Qatar exposure

Qatar, which vehemently denies the allegations, drew some apparent support from Turkey yesterday. "Such a Trumpification of relations with one another is particularly risky in a region that is already rife with crises", he said , in apparent reference to US President Donald Trump's divisive and confusing statements. Read More »

Brunel among world's most global universities

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Globally, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is still the world's leading university for a record sixth consecutive year. But the advertising watchdog has been examining a complaint about how university rankings are being used in marketing. Read More »

Madhya Pradesh farmers protest: Rahul Gandhi detained in Mandsaur

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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today rode pillion on a motorcycle and walked some distance to reach Mandsaur from Rajasthan's Chittorgarh district. Arun Yadav, president of Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee, told Mint over the telephone that the bandh was a "historic success". The minister's remarks assume significance as the authorities had been claiming that the police had not fired during protests at Pipliamandi in Mandsaur district in which five farmers were killed two ... Read More »

Congress instigating violence in Mandsaur, says Naidu

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In view of the volatile situation, the Centre had rushed 1,100 personnel of RAF to the violence-hit state where the farmers have been agitating for loan waiver and better crop prices. At protests in other districts, farmers blocked highways and disrupted traffic. In Indore, the agitating farmer union Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangh (RKMS) demanded the dismissal of Shivraj Singh Chouhan's government and the the imposition of president's rule. Read More »

Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly: Putin Brushes Off Election Interference Accusations

In an interview with NBC News' Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly , a preview of which was released to media, Putin said USA hackers could have made it look like Russian Federation was responsible for political reasons. "Are you all - have you all lost your senses over there?" Lawmakers should get the chance to hear from fired FBI Director James Comey - and President Donald Trump "is better served by getting all this information out". Read More »

Senegal recalls Qatar ambassador, backs Saudi in Gulf row

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Mohammed el-Iraqi, the spokesman for the Egyptian community in Qatar , has told Egyptian media that Egyptians in Qatar panicked when the crisis erupted but that so far it has had no impact on their businesses. Turkey has had a base there, with about 150 troops, since 2014. The United States, France and Russian Federation have called for dialogue while Turkey has defended Qatar and said it would further "develop" ties with Doha . Read More »

US says Raqqa fight will 'accelerate' as IS loses in Iraq

It has also committed dozens of massacres in the provinces of Hasaka, Raqqa, and Deir Ezzor, claiming the lives of hundreds of Syrian civilians. Islamic State militants seized Raqqa in January 2014, transforming it into the hub from which the group's leadership planned expansion throughout the region and attacks around the world. Read More »

Christie: Trump's 'normal New York City conversation' may not pl

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The CBSN streaming network is carrying the hearing , and ABC's live-streaming site is also expected to cover it. The drama seems destined to take its place alongside televised Capitol Hill cliffhangers of the past, including the Anita Hill hearing in 1991, parts of the Watergate hearings in 1973 and the Army-McCarthy hearings in 1964, which all contributed vignettes that have gone down in political lore. Read More »

North Korea fires suspected cruise missiles after US drills

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Pyongyang has said it will continue to pursue its nuclear and weapons program without delay . The missiles were launched on Thursday morning from the coastal city of Wonsan and they travelled a distance of about 124 miles, said the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff in a statement. Read More »

Iran Ready to Meet Food Demands of Qatar

The dispute was also prompted in part by claims that Qatar was trying to undermine neighboring governments by giving financial support to opposition movements and using its flagship television channel Al Jazeera as a mouthpiece to attack them. Read More »

Farmers' Protest: 62 People Detained in Violence-Hit Mandsaur

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However, as cry for loan waiver echoed from Tamil Nadu to Madhya Pradesh and protest of the Maharashtra farmers intensified, Fandnavis too announced Rs 30,000 crore loan relief for the state farmers. Curfew was clamped near the Pipalya Mandi police station area and in addition to this, restriction was imposed on movement of people along with prohibition on assembling in groups under section 144 of the CrPc in rest of the Mandsaur district. Read More »

Al-Jazeera slams 'unjustified' closure of Saudi office

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain are among seven states that have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, a gas-rich emirate at the Saudi border. "If it does, we will offer them (route) alternatives", he told reporters on the sidelines of an airline industry meeting in Mexico. Read More »

Trump Lawyer Says President 'Totally Vindicated' By Comey Testimony

On the eve of former FBI Director James Comey's highly anticipated testimony before the Senate intelligence committee , a new poll shows a majority of American adults have little trust in either Comey or President Donald Trump . Comey also describes at length a February 14 meeting in the Oval Office in which he believed Trump asked him to back off an investigation into Flynn. Read More »

Alleged leaker's parents fear Trump will be tough on case

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Reality Leigh Winner , 25, has been charged with sending to the news media a classified government report about Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. She's never been in trouble with anyone or the law or anything. "Her words to me was that she was scared she was going to be. they were going to make her disappear", mother Billie Davis-Winner said Tuesday. Read More »