• President Trump And His Secretary Of State, On Qatar
President Trump And His Secretary Of State, On Qatar

But Tillerson on Friday said the blockade was causing food shortages, the forced separation of families and children being pulled out of school. He added that it hurts USA business activities and the US effort to fight the terror group ISIS .

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  • Tory-DUP deal 'would be bad news for women'
Tory-DUP deal 'would be bad news for women'

May's bet that she could strengthen her hand by crushing what she believed to be a weak opposition Labour Party backfired spectacularly on Thursday as voters stripped her Conservative Party of a parliamentary majority. May's office has already said that the senior Cabinet members - Treasury chief Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and ...

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  • '100 Percent' Would Testify Under Oath About Comey
'100 Percent' Would Testify Under Oath About Comey

Comey delivered scathing remarks about the president on Thursday at a congressional hearing and testified that Trump had asked him to drop a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into former aide Michael Flynn and his alleged ties to Russian Federation.

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  • Senior UK Conservative lawmaker in Belfast for talks with DUP -PA
Senior UK Conservative lawmaker in Belfast for talks with DUP -PA

The potential deal with the DUP came after Ms May sent chief whip Gavin Williamson to Belfast for talks after the election left the Tories eight seats short of the 326 required for a majority. The party was founded in 1971 by the Rev. Ian Paisley - a firebrand preacher from the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster. Ruth Davidson, the Scottish Cons...

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  • British election leaves UK's path more muddled
British election leaves UK's path more muddled

British newspapers summed it up in a word: Mayhem. Corbyn was even praised by some members of the Conservative party , who said he had campaigned effectively and exposed Theresa May's flaws, such as her introversion and lack of comfort with crowds.

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  • Theresa May's top aides resign after election fiasco
Theresa May's top aides resign after election fiasco

United Kingdom prime minister Theresa May has sent her chief whip Gavin Williamson to hold talks with the Democratic Unionist Party as she seeks to shore up her position, while two of her closest aides have quit. May's Conservatives have announced they will work with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, a pro-British protestant group tha...

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  • Northern Ireland's unionist kingmakers may help shape PM's Brexit
Northern Ireland's unionist kingmakers may help shape PM's Brexit

Arlene Foster became one of the most important women at Westminster without even standing for election. It was no accident - it was a message. The Tories needed 326 seats to win but fell short by eight. Nevertheless, on Friday UK bookmakers were still speculating about who would succeed her as the next Conservative leader. May also assumed t...

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  • Police appeal for information on knives used in London
Police appeal for information on knives used in London

The Ernesto brand knives are 12 inches long, and were found with tape wrapped around the handles and leather straps attached to them to keep the weapons on the attackers' wrists. After the London Bridge attack, Prime Minister Theresa May said that Britain was under threat from a new breed of crude copycat militants. 'On the radio, I could hea...

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  • Iran arrests seven suspects for supporting ISIS-claimed attacks
Iran arrests seven suspects for supporting ISIS-claimed attacks

The assaults "will only increase hatred for the governments of the United States and their stooges in the region like the Saudis", Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said. Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi has said Iran identified several jihadists, where they meet and where they hide. A separate terrorist group in the country was d...

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  • Trump Admin Asks Supreme Court To Reinstate Travel Ban
Trump Admin Asks Supreme Court To Reinstate Travel Ban

But in their appeal on Thursday, the Justice Department said determining what candidate Trump and his aides meant would require "judicial pscychoanalysis". Critics have called it a " Muslim ban", something Trump has denied. The majority opinion cited Trump campaign pledges to keep Muslims out of the country.

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  • Iran Claims Saudis Behind Twin Terrorist Attacks Despite Islamic State Claiming Credit
Iran Claims Saudis Behind Twin Terrorist Attacks Despite Islamic State Claiming Credit

That initial statement did not include Trump's allegation that Iran sponsors terrorism. Several senators had sought a delay in the vote until next week after the twin deadly attacks against Iran's parliament and the shrine of Iran's revolutionary leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini that killed at least 12 people.

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  • Gulf diplomatic crisis, Trump vs. Comey [International Edition]
Gulf diplomatic crisis, Trump vs. Comey [International Edition]

He said that the cutoff is hindering the fight against Islamic State and provoking food shortages. "We believe these are unintended consequences, especially during this holy month of Ramadan, but they can be addressed immediately". Turkey's president also called on Saudi Arabia to remove all sanctions on Qatar and open diplomatic talks. Bahrai...

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  • Donald Trump undercuts his own aides with travel ban tweets
Donald Trump undercuts his own aides with travel ban tweets

To overcome the legal hurdles, he replaced it with a new order in March. Conway would not say whether the president should apologize to Khan and, instead, argued that there's an "obsession with covering everything Trump says on Twitter and very little of what he does as president".

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  • Spaniard died of stab wounds in London attack
Spaniard died of stab wounds in London attack

In addition to the knives, police forensics teams recovered a number of wine bottles believed to be filled with flammable liquid and two blow torches. Mr Haydon said: "When I come back to Butt trying to get hold of a 7.5 tonne lorry - the effect could have been even worse". They had wrapped water bottles in grey tape to look like a suicide belt, ...

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  • Backed Syrian force attacks ISIS defacto capital Raqqa
Backed Syrian force attacks ISIS defacto capital Raqqa

Once Raqqa falls, Deir al-Zor province in eastern Syria will be ISIS' last major foothold in Syria and Iraq . "In addition to warplanes, there are coalition forces working side by side with the SDF ", he said. "We call on our family in Raqqa city to stay away from the enemy's centers and the clashes", said the SDF's statement on Tuesday...

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  • N.Ireland's DUP not commenting on reports of deal with Britain's May
N.Ireland's DUP not commenting on reports of deal with Britain's May

The protesters added that the Labour party leader is an honest and straight talking politician who should form the next government with progressive parties. Foster was also hopeful that authorities in Northern Ireland would receive additional powers and said that a "hard" Brexit, which means the loss of access to the single European Union marke...

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  • For Trump, a prosecution of Comey would be a disaster
For Trump, a prosecution of Comey would be a disaster

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I didn't say that. The president rebutted that exchange, saying it made "no sense" because "I hardly know the man". "And my judgment was, I needed to get that out into the public square", Comey said . "And some of the things he said just weren't true". Comey testified he arranged after his firing to surreptitiously share...

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  • DUP to support minority Tory government after 'confidence and supply' deal reached
DUP to support minority Tory government after 'confidence and supply' deal reached

The DUP is opposed to abortion rights and same-sex marriage. Instead, the result has sown confusion and division in British ranks, just days before negotiations are due to start on June 19. Echoing Oettinger's skepticism about negotiating with what could essentially be a lame-duck government in London , Michel Barnier, the European Union officia...

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  • USA calls on Arab states to ease Qatar blockade as crisis deepens
USA calls on Arab states to ease Qatar blockade as crisis deepens

Trump accused Doha of funding such groups at a "very high level" as Gulf states - led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE - launch a media and diplomatic war on Qatar. The U.S.is in a delicate position with Qatar, particularly given the significant American troop presence at several military bases. "The blockade is hindering United States militar...

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  • Syrian army, allies in southeast Syria reach Iraqi border - pro-Assad commander
Syrian army, allies in southeast Syria reach Iraqi border - pro-Assad commander

Syrian troops and allied militia in the southeast Syrian desert reached the Iraqi border on Friday, near the Tanf base where US special forces train local rebels to fight Islamic State , a pro-government commander said. The suspicion is that the drone was supplied by Iran, which has supported the Assad regime with troops and supplies. U...

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