• USA urges Gulf states to ease blockade against Qatar
USA urges Gulf states to ease blockade against Qatar

The United States has called on Arab states to ease their blockade on Qatar and demanded all sides move to calm tensions that intensified with a Turkish offer to send troops, warships and planes to aid its Qatari ally. He said families were being separated, children removed from school and Qataris forced to deal with food shortages. In a prelimin...

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  • Theresa May Strikes a Deal Following General Election Shock
Theresa May Strikes a Deal Following General Election Shock

To stay in power, the Conservatives are seeking support from Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party. Little did anyone expect that less than two months later, Jeremy Corbyn's Labour party - previously condemned as unelectable - would have wiped out her parliamentary majority, leaving her scrambling for support to form a government.

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  • Arab League denies plans to discuss Gulf crisis
Arab League denies plans to discuss Gulf crisis

But the results cover a period prior to the recent decision by neighbouring countries Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt to cut ties with Qatar , over alleged support for Islamist terrorist groups. "I have relatives in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates ". Almost a week after Saudi Arabia and several of its allies severe...

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  • Tamil Nadu: O Panneerselvam dissolve panel for holding merger talks
Tamil Nadu: O Panneerselvam dissolve panel for holding merger talks

Chennai: Rebel AIADMK leader and former Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam on Sunday announced dissolving a seven-member panel formed in April to hold merger talks with the rival AIADMK ( Amma ) faction headed by chief minister K.

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  • Explained: How Jeremy Corbyn can still be Prime Minister
Explained: How Jeremy Corbyn can still be Prime Minister

Some say her failure means the government must now take a more flexible approach to the divorce. Ratings agency Moody's and Ireland's prime minister designate Leo Varadkar also said the election made the opportunity of a "soft Brexit " more likely, but Davis downplayed the chances of Britain staying in the single market.

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  • Scottish Conservatives want emphasis off immigration and on economy
Scottish Conservatives want emphasis off immigration and on economy

But she has hinted that she wants Mrs May to change course on her Brexit objectives. Ms Davidson, who has been widely praised for her leadership, suggested the party should concentrate more on the economy and free trade in Brexit negotiations, rather than curbing immigration levels.

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  • Comey's release of Trump memo to newspaper draws criticism
Comey's release of Trump memo to newspaper draws criticism

Though Republicans worked to discredit Mr Comey and to blunt the impact of his testimony, the ex-director's statement deepened questions about the basis for his May 9 dismissal and about whether Mr Trump's actions constituted obstruction of justice.

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  • Qatar blasts 'baseless' Saudi, allies terrorism list
Qatar blasts 'baseless' Saudi, allies terrorism list

The spat has led to one of the worst Gulf crises in decades, with suspended flights and regional ports closed to Qatari ships. "We're seeing shortages of food, families are being forcibly separated, and children pulled out of school". "We have issued a blank NOC to any of the former Army chiefs who might be interested, but we are yet to finalise ...

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  • Anil Kumble can continue as coach till West Indies series
Anil Kumble can continue as coach till West Indies series

However, Kohli, before India's opening encounter against Pakistan rejected the reports of him having rift with the head coach, saying they were mere speculations which have been created by the people. The CAC trio met for the first time formally on June 8 in London and is understood to have had "good detailed discussions" on the matter. Accordi...

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  • U.S. says 'may pull out of UN Human Rights Council'
U.S. says 'may pull out of UN Human Rights Council'

Challenged by a questioner during her address at Geneva's Graduate Institute of global and Development Studies, Haley said the Trump administration was not "gonna commit today whether we're gonna stay in or out of the Human Rights Council".

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  • British PM's top aides quit after election disaster
British PM's top aides quit after election disaster

While Theresa May has vowed to stay on , a coalition government with the DUP may also be on the cards. The party said Saturday that Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill have quit. As talks continue between the DUP and Conservatives over a potential confidence-and-supply arrangement to support Theresa May's minority government , Mrs Foster said: ...

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  • No appetite among UK Conservatives to oust PM May - key lawmaker
No appetite among UK Conservatives to oust PM May - key lawmaker

People living in Britain are waking up to uncertainty as Prime Minister Theresa May ignored calls to stand down after the ruling Conservative Party lost an overall majority in parliament in a general election on Thursday. The Tories have said they will form a government with the support of the DUP. Britain's best-selling Sun new...

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  • Controversial Calcutta high court judge CS Karnan retires
Controversial Calcutta high court judge CS Karnan retires

For the time being though, Justice Karnan has become the first judge to retire while in hiding, still at large. He was the first judge to barge into the court hall of another division bench (of the Madras high court ) while it was hearing a case and declare that he too would be a litigant opposing choice of certain names of advocates for elevation...

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  • London Bridge attack minute's silence today at 11am
London Bridge attack minute's silence today at 11am

United Kingdom police said that 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba lived in east London and had not been considered to be a "person of interest" to either police or the intelligence services - meaning they had no reason to think he was violent or planning an attack.

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  • Tony Awards 2017: 'Hello Dolly!,' 'Dear Evan Hansen' Up for Top Honors
Tony Awards 2017: 'Hello Dolly!,' 'Dear Evan Hansen' Up for Top Honors

Best Revival of a Musical: " Hello, Dolly! ". The ceremony, at Radio City Music Hall here, was hosted by Kevin Spacey , who generally stayed away from politics, instead choosing to make fun of his own status as a late-in- the-game and unexpected choice as host.

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  • Theresa May has no intention of resigning - Sky sources
Theresa May has no intention of resigning - Sky sources

British Prime Minister Theresa May insists she is staying put, despite calls for her resignation after the Conservative Party's poor election result. The DUP, which increased its number of parliamentary seats from seven to 10, is in a strong position to drive a hard bargain, but that has already raised alarm bells amongst socially liberal Conserv...

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  • What does a hung parliament mean for Brexit and Ireland?
What does a hung parliament mean for Brexit and Ireland?

May's former Cabinet colleague George Osborne also could not resist a dig with a cartoon in the Evening Standard newspaper he edits which made an unflattering reference to the Orange Order, a group founded in 1795 who march the streets of Northern Ireland every year to protect Protestant interests.

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  • Jeff Sessions set for grilling on Russia, Comey
Jeff Sessions set for grilling on Russia, Comey

Rubio asked Comey about his conversations with Trump in which the president asked about the ongoing investigation. "I think it's an abuse of power, and as far as obstruction of justice ", Ms Pelosi told USA broadcaster MSNBC, adding that special counsel Robert Mueller "should look into this".

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  • DUP heads to No10 to work out agreement with Theresa May
DUP heads to No10 to work out agreement with Theresa May

She hailed her party's historic election victory of securing 36% of the vote. The DUP is "likely to increase the pressure on Theresa May to secure a comprehensive free trade agreement", said Stephen Booth of the Open Europe think tank. May had called the snap election with a view to increasing the narrow majority she had inherited from her pred...

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  • 3 more people arrested in London terror attack probe on election eve
3 more people arrested in London terror attack probe on election eve

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. "Echeverría, who is from Madrid but lives in London and works for HSBC, has been hailed as a hero for apparently using his skateb...

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