• Donald Trump, Rex Tillerson strike very different tones on Qatar
Donald Trump, Rex Tillerson strike very different tones on Qatar

June 8: Apparently having been told that Qatar is an ally which hosts both CENTCOM and a huge U.S. military base, Trump offers up Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to mediate the dispute. In a strong-worded opening remarks, Trump alleged that Qatar was funding terrorism at the "highest level" and asked other countries doing the same to stop wit...

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  • May under fresh pressure as top aides quit
May under fresh pressure as top aides quit

Wollaston also said she was opposed to the death penalty and creationism being taught in schools, policies that have been supported by some DUP politicians. In calling for early elections, May said she wanted a strong mandate as her government confronts what are likely to be hard negotiations with the European Union on the terms of Brexit.

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  • Philippines' Duterte not aware of US support against Islamists in Marawi
Philippines' Duterte not aware of US support against Islamists in Marawi

As of Saturday the number of security forces killed in the battle for Marawi stood at 58. Some 20 civilians and an estimated 138 extremists have been killed in the ongoing fighting , the Philippines government stated. An AP journalist reportedly saw a US Navy P3 Orion plane hovering in the skies above Marawi on Friday. Their involvement comes ...

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  • Bernie Sanders 'Delighted' by Jeremy Corbyn's Results in Election Vote
Bernie Sanders 'Delighted' by Jeremy Corbyn's Results in Election Vote

There had been speculation that Mr Hammond in particular would be vulnerable if the Prime Minister had been returned - as she had hoped - with an increased majority. In a statement after returning from Buckingham Palace, where she received the Queen's permission to form a government, May shrugged off a growing backlash in the Conservative Party, an...

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  • Exit polls show Emmanuel Macron headed for crushing victory in French election
Exit polls show Emmanuel Macron headed for crushing victory in French election

The prime minister also thanked security services for protecting voting stations and ensuring a safe vote after a string of deadly extremist attacks. According to exit polls, Macron's LREM is seen getting over 400 of the National Assembly's 577 seats, far more than the 289 necessary for an absolute majority.

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  • Talks Ongoing With UK PM Theresa May's Conservatives: Democratic Unionist Party
Talks Ongoing With UK PM Theresa May's Conservatives: Democratic Unionist Party

The moves buy May a temporary reprieve. Democratic Unionists ( DUP ) from Northern Ireland holding 10 key seats in Britain's Westminster parliament withheld support Sunday, prompting May's office to retract its previous claim that an "outline" coalition deal had already been agreed.

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  • James Comey: Sessions to testify in Senate
James Comey: Sessions to testify in Senate

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions , whose contacts with Russian officials during the US presidential campaign have sparked questions, heads to Congress next week where he is expected to face a grilling . Concerns have been raised about whether Sessions helped otherwise subvert the ongoing Russia-related investigations. His decision comes as a r...

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  • Melbourne terrorist killed by cops was on parole
Melbourne terrorist killed by cops was on parole

The female hostage was released unharmed, but a 36-year-old building clerk was found dead by police who said he'd likely been shot when the attacker first arrived. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he would be asking for answers from state authorities on how Khayre was allowed to be out on parole .

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  • 'When UK ready', Brexit talks should start: EU's Michel Barnier
'When UK ready', Brexit talks should start: EU's Michel Barnier

According to schedule, the negotiations begins on June 19. "We want to negotiate quickly, we want to stick to the time plan, and so at this point I don't think there is anything to suggest these negotiations can not start as was agreed". The German leader expressed her professional opinion regarding the Brexit and the whole situation with Brexit....

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  • Le Pen calls turnout catastrophic in France vote
Le Pen calls turnout catastrophic in France vote

That scenario appears likely with the President enjoying a successful first few weeks in office where he has impressed in his attitude toward US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Top vote-getters advance to the decisive second round June 18. Partial official results show that French President Emmanuel Macron's new cen...

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  • Fifty Years Since the Six-Day War
Fifty Years Since the Six-Day War

The Six-Day War had immensely affected Israel's relationship with the Arab World as well as increase the amount of territory under the control of the Jewish State. Guteress noted, "This occupation has imposed a heavy humanitarian and development burden on the Palestinian people". "I am here to demonstrate against the occupation , and the opp...

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  • Bahrain Welcomes Trump's Statements on Qatar
Bahrain Welcomes Trump's Statements on Qatar

Qatar's rivals have also accused Doha of being too close to the Sunni Arab Gulf states' arch-rival - Shiite-dominated Iran - in claims that Doha has also denied. Starting from June 5, Bahrain , Comoros, Egypt , Maldives, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates , Yemen's internationally backed government and one of Libya's three go...

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  • Trump says Comey lied under oath, remains coy on 'tapes'
Trump says Comey lied under oath, remains coy on 'tapes'

A day before Comey's testimony , two top spy chiefs, National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and Dan Coats, director of national intelligence, both refused to answer when Intelligence Committee members inquired whether Trump had ever "asked" them to help ease the probe.

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  • Jeremy Corbyn predicts another general election this year
Jeremy Corbyn predicts another general election this year

But it later disclosed that no deal had been finalised and talks on the arrangement will continue during the week as Mrs May desperately tries to shore up her position after losing her Commons majority in the election. Hill is known for her aggressive treatment of senior ministers and other May staff, while Timothy is considered responsible for sha...

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  • May tells Davidson: DUP deal will not damage gay rights
May tells Davidson: DUP deal will not damage gay rights

She said discussions were continuing with the Conservatives over the terms of a agreement, but appeared to suggest there was still work to do before Mrs May can be sure she has support of their 10 MPs and form a new Government. After confirming on Friday that her top five ministers, including Chancellor Philip Hammond, would keep their jobs, May ...

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  • Cosby Lawyer Challenges Accuser's Credibility In Sexual Assault Trial
Cosby Lawyer Challenges Accuser's Credibility In Sexual Assault Trial

Constand was grilled by the defense on cell phone calls she made to Bill Cosby and several of her accounts given to police. "I was shocked by what she had said". Ms Constand initially answered questions from assistant district attorney Kristen Feden calmly. Constand said the calls to her university-issued cellphone pertained to Temple women'...

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  • Two thirds of Tory party members believe Theresa May should resign
Two thirds of Tory party members believe Theresa May should resign

A stony-faced May, speaking on the doorstep of her official Downing Street residence, said on Friday the government would provide certainty and lead Britain in talks with the European Union to secure a successful Brexit deal. In 2010, the Conservatives formed a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats, the first formal coalition si...

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  • Iran sends planes of food to Qatar amid concerns of shortages
Iran sends planes of food to Qatar amid concerns of shortages

Kuwait, which has not joined its neighbors against Qatar, has been leading mediation efforts and on Sunday Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled Al-Sabah said that would continue. "Every day we will export 100 tonnes of fruits and vegetables to Qatar", Ali Hemmati said. On Saturday, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Qatar's foreign mi...

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  • UK polls: Theresa May's two closest advisers quit after election debacle
UK polls: Theresa May's two closest advisers quit after election debacle

Ryssdal: Yeah, well help me understand then Stephen, why the electorate that voted for Brexit a year ago - and granted it was close, 52 to 48 - but a year ago, they voted for it, and now they've denied Theresa May the stronger mandate for that Brexit.

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  • Cabinet meeting provides first post-election test for embattled May
Cabinet meeting provides first post-election test for embattled May

The Conservatives are in talks with the Democratic Unionist Party to form a minority government . May said Barwell would help her "reflect on the election and why it did not deliver the result I hoped for". Trade expert Michael Johnson argues that without the 'frictionless" trade agreement , increased tariffs on goods and custom checks coul...

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  • Qatar willing to listen to Gulf concerns, Kuwait says
Qatar willing to listen to Gulf concerns, Kuwait says

And in a separate statement issued on Friday, the United Arab Emirates praised Trump's "leadership in challenging Qatar's troubling support for extremism". India on Saturday asked Saudi Arabia and Qatar to resolve differences through dialogue, even as it stressed that all countries must work together to fight worldwide terrorism.

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  • Trump accuses Comey of cowardice over 'leaks'
Trump accuses Comey of cowardice over 'leaks'

Knowing full well former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey would be a favorite topic of the day's political interviews, Trump preemptively criticized him as "cowardly". The President's son said the family was "vindicated" after the Comey testimony as what he said was "basically ridiculous" and that Mr Comey had never been asked ...

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  • Sinn Fein maintains abstentionist stance as DUP puts out feelers to Tories
Sinn Fein maintains abstentionist stance as DUP puts out feelers to Tories

The Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has sought assurances from May that any deal will not affect LGBTI rights, and Tory MP Tom Tugendhat tweeted he "joined a party that introduced equal marriage, backs civil rights and defends freedom of faith".

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  • Britain's May seeks deal with N. Ireland party
Britain's May seeks deal with N. Ireland party

Joining forces with the hardline Protestant party also threatens London's neutrality in Northern Ireland, which is key to the delicate balance of power in a province once plagued by violence. I think she will have to go, unfortunately. Northern Irish political commentator David McCann told Buzzfeed News: "There is a real danger that this relati...

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  • President Donald Trump tweets of James Comey's testimony 'total and complete vindication'
President Donald Trump tweets of James Comey's testimony 'total and complete vindication'

He stated that there should be "no fuzz on [the issue] whatsoever": the Russians interfered in the electoral process. In early March, a week after Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation probe, the Huffington Post reported on a "likely" third meeting between Sessions and Kislyak at the Mayflower Hotel near the White House.

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  • United Kingdom defence minister Michael Fallon says govt views on Brexit haven't changed
United Kingdom defence minister Michael Fallon says govt views on Brexit haven't changed

The party is seeking support from Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party to stay in power. That calculation backfired spectacularly on Thursday as voters stripped the Conservatives of their parliamentary majority. However, the party produced a document in advance of the 2015 general election stipulating their demands from a Conservative...

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  • UK's May's lead slims ahead of election as attacks continue
UK's May's lead slims ahead of election as attacks continue

After a period living together in Morocco , Zaghba's parents separated and the mother returned to Italy , Corriere wrote. TRT World's Francis Collings reports from London . The three, who were wearing fake suicide vests, were shot dead during the attack. But with Britons due to vote in a national election on Thursday, her decision to...

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  • 'Dead Woman Walking': Amid Election Fallout, Theresa May Stands On Shaky Ground
'Dead Woman Walking': Amid Election Fallout, Theresa May Stands On Shaky Ground

The DUP and Conservatives have been locked in discussions over how the two could work together in parliament. Mr Flanagan was asked about suggestions that any Conservative deal with the DUP would undermine Westminster's impartiality as a co-guarantor of the Good Friday Agreement.

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  • Trump says he's willing to testify under oath, contradicts Comey
Trump says he's willing to testify under oath, contradicts Comey

The president said Comey's testimony on Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee mostly vindicated his previous claims about their interactions. "And there'd be nothing wrong with it if I did say that, according to everybody that I read today, but I did not say that". "I hope you can let this go".

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  • PM Modi leaves for home after attending SCO Summit in Astana
PM Modi leaves for home after attending SCO Summit in Astana

According to reports, the meeting had taken place on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation ( SCO) summit . The two countries agreed to focus on cross-border connectivity and that China will share its transportation advantages on land and by sea with the world's biggest landlocked country to turn Kazakhstan into a key hub for tr...

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  • Macron: France to begin electing a new parliament
Macron: France to begin electing a new parliament

More than forty 70 million people are eligible to vote in the first round of the parliamentary election. "We want a big majority to be able to act and transform France over the next five years", Mounir Mahjoubi, a junior minister in Macron's government, told the Reuters news agency.

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  • Democrats say Dodd-Frank repeal is 'wrong choice'
Democrats say Dodd-Frank repeal is 'wrong choice'

Democrats believe it puts consumers and the economy at risk, calling it the "Wrong Choice Act". Democrats acknowledge problems with Dodd-Frank but are not supportive of Hensarling's legislation, which despite its passage in the House, has little hope of being taken up in the Senate .

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  • DUP agrees to principles of 'confidence and supply' deal with Tories
DUP agrees to principles of 'confidence and supply' deal with Tories

She confirmed this to German leader Angela Merkel in a phone call on Saturday. The moves buy May a temporary reprieve. Britain voted in a narrow result last June to leave the European Union in a national referendum, splitting the country and leaving many with a bitter aftertaste.

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  • Qatar Airways closes Saudi and UAE offices
Qatar Airways closes Saudi and UAE offices

The gas-rich emirate's satellite news giant Al-Jazeera has also emerged as a point of contention, and on Thursday the broadcaster said it was battling a major cyber attack. Tillerson, whom Trump has tasked with de-escalating the dispute, said it is "troubling to the United States, the region and to many people who are directly affected".

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  • Turkey's FM: Qatar row should be solved peacefully
Turkey's FM: Qatar row should be solved peacefully

The escalating crisis in the Persian Gulf erupted this week when Saudi Arabia , the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain cut ties to Qatar, accusing the country of tolerating or even encouraging support for extremist groups, including al-Qaida's Syria branch.

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