• United Kingdom urges Gulf states to ease blockade against Qatar
United Kingdom urges Gulf states to ease blockade against Qatar

In finding a resolution, I call on Qatar to take seriously their neighbours' concerns. A senior counterterrorism adviser to Sheikh Mohammed has hit out at the bloc's collective move against Qatar, calling it a "policy of domination and control ".

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  • Saudi carrier looks to poach Qatar Airways staff
Saudi carrier looks to poach Qatar Airways staff

Flynas tweeted that it seeks not only pilots but also sales, security, maintenance and other personnel. Bahrain , Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have signaled they may allow some Qataris to stay in their countries amid a diplomatic rift with the Gulf nation.

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  • Hawaii will stick with Paris climate accord, ignore President Trump's exit
Hawaii will stick with Paris climate accord, ignore President Trump's exit

Almost three in four (72%) voters said they saw climate change as "an important threat" that demanded government action, and 50% of voters said they felt the USA should do more to strengthen environmental protections, "even if it hurts some US businesses".

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  • Spicer won't say if Sessions may claim privilege
Spicer won't say if Sessions may claim privilege

Tapes of conversations between former FBI Director James Comey and President Donald Trump don't exist, the Secret Service told The Wall Street Journal in response to a Freedom of Information Request filed by the newspaper. Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin says it looks like the state's lawsuit against President Donald Trump's travel ban ...

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  • Britain's May to Face Her Party amid Post-Election Tumult
Britain's May to Face Her Party amid Post-Election Tumult

The deal is also threatening to overshadow talks on Monday aimed at restoring local government in Northern Ireland after the power-sharing arrangement collapsed in January. And a third made the more cutting point that "if only she had done that in the election, we surely would have done a lot better". Speaking to The Stage before the June 8 ...

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  • Most Americans oppose Trump's decision to withdraw from Paris climate deal
Most Americans oppose Trump's decision to withdraw from Paris climate deal

That, President Donald Trump said, was chief among his reasons for withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement .It seems Pittsburghers did not get the message. "When climate change is threatening our reefs and threatening our weather. then it's threatening our economy, too". Cooper signed an open letter supporting the Paris deal, joi...

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  • May's fate as Prime Minister hangs in the balance
May's fate as Prime Minister hangs in the balance

The exit poll predicted May's party would not win a majority of the 650 seats in parliament to take office alone, meaning she would have to form a coalition or attempt to govern with the backing of other smaller parties. The Conservative Party has been dependent on Irish politicians before. Without a majority, May chose to strike a deal wit...

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  • Sessions to testify in public intelligence hearing
Sessions to testify in public intelligence hearing

Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of OR, also a member of the intelligence panel, sent a letter to panel Chairman Richard Burr of North Carolina and Warner asking for the hearing to be open. Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara revealed on Sunday that he received a handful of "unusual" phone calls from Donald Trump after the November election that ma...

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  • Trump offers to help resolve Qatar crisis
Trump offers to help resolve Qatar crisis

The news of Qatar's ransom comes after Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and a powerful military leader in Libya all severed ties with Doha . He added: "I don't know in which century we are living". This fact did not apparently stop President Trump for issuing statements in support of Saudi allegations that Qatar is a nemesis...

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  • North Korea considering a bid for 2030 World Cup
North Korea considering a bid for 2030 World Cup

Infantino was quoted as saying he respects Moon's idea and that he will talk to Chinese President Xi Jinping about it when the two meet later this week. "We request the government of South Korea not to take actions or make stements that could hurt the Vietnamese people or negatively affect the two countries' friendly relations", Hang said in a ...

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  • Philippines Struggles to Suppress ISIS-Linked Rebels as Foreign Fighters Found
Philippines Struggles to Suppress ISIS-Linked Rebels as Foreign Fighters Found

Solicitor General Jose Calida said the Islamic extremists, in the midst of continuing gunfight with the soldiers, also targets Christians and Muslims whom they consider as infidels. The toll includes 11 soldiers who were killed in friendly fire this week during a mis-targeted air strike. However Padilla warned of more intense battles ahead, wit...

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  • Thousands of anti-government activists protest Putin's rule
Thousands of anti-government activists protest Putin's rule

The report, however, seems to have struck a nerve among some Russians, particularly the young, who participated in unusually large numbers in March's and today's protests. Navalny's website reported Monday that protests were held in more than a half-dozen cities in the Far East, including the major Pacific ports of Vladivostok and Khabarovsk and in...

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  • Qatar Airways CEO: US 'fueling' the fire of Gulf crisis
Qatar Airways CEO: US 'fueling' the fire of Gulf crisis

The airline previously announced plans to launch a total of 15 new destinations in 2017-18 including its ninth and 10th destinations in Saudi Arabia, Tabuk and Yanbu. "At the moment there is nothing on Qatar issue, (we) will issue a statement if some development takes place", Zakaria added. The diplomatic war on Qatar has been spearheaded by Sa...

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  • Wounded British PM Theresa May soldiers on as election shock complicates Brexit
Wounded British PM Theresa May soldiers on as election shock complicates Brexit

The Prime Minister called this election on the basis she would need a stronger mandate to negotiate Brexit . "The country needs a period of stability and whatever the results are the Conservative Party will ensure we fulfil our duty in ensuring that stability so that we can all, as one country, go forward together", she said .

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  • Philippine military bomb ISIS -linked militants in city of Marawi
Philippine military bomb ISIS -linked militants in city of Marawi

The Philippines military said in a statement on Saturday that United States forces are not fighting, but providing technical assistance to end the siege of Marawi City, which is now in its third week. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, the designated administrator of martial law, has ordered the arrest of almost 200 militants, politicians a...

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  • Farmer unions demand President's rule in Madhya Pradesh
Farmer unions demand President's rule in Madhya Pradesh

Breaking his fast after 28 hours, CM Chouhan assured the farmers that their demands will be taken into consideration and acted upon, although he did not give any statements regarding farmers' loan waivers . Earlier, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, "This fast is nothing but a pretence... the Congress is with the farmers in their fig...

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  • Trump blasts 'crooked Hillary' for blaming others for election loss
Trump blasts 'crooked Hillary' for blaming others for election loss

Clinton told an audience at the annual Code Conference in Ranchos Palos Verdes, California , on Wednesday that the most important lesson from the election was the new " war " on information. When the conference moderators asked her why she made the speeches, Clinton answered simply: " They paid me ". "Hits Facebook & even Dems & DNC".

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  • Trump complains about Germany's trade, military spending policies on Twitter
Trump complains about Germany's trade, military spending policies on Twitter

Germany was particularly discomfited, and Merkel wasted no time in warning German voters that the United States can no longer be relied upon as before. "That has not changed with President Trump". German politicians reacted with outrage to Trump's latest intervention. Europe needs to step up its presence on the global stage, for example...

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  • After 50 years of occupation, Palestine is still steadfast and resisting
After 50 years of occupation, Palestine is still steadfast and resisting

In many respects, the lightning victory that the Israeli army and air force struck against the armed forces of the neighboring Arab countries was a turning point - proof that despite it all, Israel was here to stay. Campaign for Palestinian Rights policy director Josh Ruebner pointed out also "celebrates a half century of Israeli military occupat...

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  • US Attorney General Sessions Agrees to Appear Before Senate Intel Panel Tuesday
US Attorney General Sessions Agrees to Appear Before Senate Intel Panel Tuesday

As for the timing of Sessions' recusal, Comey said the FBI expected the attorney general to take himself out of the matters under investigation weeks before he actually did. Later, Sessions acknowledged he had had two meetings with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak. The Justice Department has denied that, saying Sessions stressed to Comey...

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  • USA's Michael Bradley Scores Outrageous Wonder Goal Against Mexico
USA's Michael Bradley Scores Outrageous Wonder Goal Against Mexico

A hostile crowd, smog and sometimes heat help create among soccer's bigger homefield advantages at Azteca, which has been reduced from 120,000 capacity to 87,000 during several renovations. But the home team would answer less than 20 minutes later, when a Mexico counter-attack blazed through the American defense. "It's going to be very challe...

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  • Jeff Sessions Will Testify Publicly On The Russia Scandal On Tuesday
Jeff Sessions Will Testify Publicly On The Russia Scandal On Tuesday

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer , D-New York, laid out what he said were key questions he wants Sessions to answer, under oath. The president has since said he was thinking of the Russian Federation investigation when he made the decision and that he was planning to fire Comey regardless of the DOJ recommendation.

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  • Man accused of Malaysia Airlines threat does not appear in court
Man accused of Malaysia Airlines threat does not appear in court

Passenger Andrew Leoncelli told Fairfax the man screamed: "I've got a bomb and I'm going to f***ing blow the plane up " before flight attendants and other passengers tackled and restrained him. It added: " Following the incident on MH128, the disruptive passenger has been apprehended by airport security ". "We were online getting the live feed...

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  • US Joins Philippine Battle Against Islamic State Group's Allies
US Joins Philippine Battle Against Islamic State Group's Allies

An early morning push by a group of marines into one of the militants' remaining strongholds ended in disaster last Friday. More than a hundred rebel fighters and 20 civilians have also been killed. Reuben Theodore Sindac, police director for the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao said on dzMM radio station Monday. Thirteen marines, including...

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  • Panama switches diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China
Panama switches diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China

Lee said the ministry will withdraw its diplomatic mission from Panama and all diplomatic staff and technical specialists would leave Panama in the shortest period of time. She attended the inaugural ceremony of the expanded Panama Canal and witnessed Taiwan's donation of 3,000 boxes of flu medicine to the country in an effort to help ...

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  • Another Federal Appeals Court Says Trump's Travel Ban Should Remain On Hold
Another Federal Appeals Court Says Trump's Travel Ban Should Remain On Hold

In delivering judgment, the panel of three Judges said Trump exceeded the limit of the authority accorded him by Congress by issuing the Executive Order. This is the second time the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against Trump's travel ban , which targets nationals from six majority-Muslim countries .

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  • APN Statement Marking 50 Years of Israel Occupation
APN Statement Marking 50 Years of Israel Occupation

The survey of 600 respondents, conducted at the end of May, also showed that more than half of the Jewish Israelis polled felt that Israel should have immediately annexed the territories it conquered in the Six-Day War of 1967, and more than half thought that building Jewish settlements in the territories was "wise".

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  • Macron draws 'red line' over Syria after meeting Putin
Macron draws 'red line' over Syria after meeting Putin

Now, 300 years later, Macron will guide Putin through a new exhibition commemorating the historic diplomatic moment. "I will be demanding in my exchanges with Russian Federation". On Syria, Putin underlined the importance of securing the Syrian state, adding that it's essential for combating terrorism. They commemorate an array of battles - from ...

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  • Spelling bee champ asked to spell 'covfefe,' gets it wrong
Spelling bee champ asked to spell 'covfefe,' gets it wrong

About 11 million spellers participated in the competition that kicked off at local levels. Appearing on CNN's " New Day " Friday, Ananya was asked by anchors Alisyn Camerota and Chris Cuomo to spell the typo made by President Donald Trump in an apparent Twitter misfire this week that quickly went viral.

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  • Qatar Airways shrugs off row over terror
Qatar Airways shrugs off row over terror

Kuwait, which has retained ties with Qatar and has often acted as a mediator in regional disputes, said it wanted to resolve the dispute " within the unified Gulf house ". The president spoke about his recent trip to Saudi Arabia, working to build partnerships with Middle East nations to defeat terrorism. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Dria...

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  • Secret Service says it has no Trump tapes
Secret Service says it has no Trump tapes

While the hearing will be held in public, there has been no time scheduled - at least as of Monday morning - for Sessions to stick around and testify in a closed hearing to discuss classified matters, according to those aides, who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

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  • UK PM May's Brexit plan has not changed, her spokesman says
UK PM May's Brexit plan has not changed, her spokesman says

May vowed to stay on despite the poor results, and on Sunday unveiled a largely unchanged new cabinet, which met for the first time on Monday. She is expected to ask for a confidence-and-supply deal, whereby the DUP would forego seats in the cabinet but demand the government meet some of its key demands, and decide whether to support th...

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  • Senior Cabinet members stand by embattled May
Senior Cabinet members stand by embattled May

With British politics thrust into the deepest turmoil since last June's shock Brexit vote, European Union leaders were left wondering how the divorce talks would open next week. Some involved in the Irish peace process are alarmed at any alliance between Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives and the DUP because the Good Friday peace acco...

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  • PM defiant on Brexit: Plans for leaving the European Union 'have NOT changed'
PM defiant on Brexit: Plans for leaving the European Union 'have NOT changed'

Theresa May's immediate reaction to the last Thursday's general election results was reportedly one of stunned silence, before the Prime Minister "burst into tears". Other Labour politicians who blasted the prospect of an agreement between the Tories and DUP include former leader Ed Miliband, who described it as a "coalition of chaos", whi...

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  • Qatar navigates blockade by implementing new Oman route
Qatar navigates blockade by implementing new Oman route

Iran sent four cargo planes of food to Qatar and plans to provide 100 tonnes of fruit and vegetables every day, Iranian officials said. The isolation of Qatar - labelled a "blockade" by Doha political leaders - also has potentially severe economic implications.

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