• Unseeded Latvian teen Ostapenko into 1st Slam semi at French
Unseeded Latvian teen Ostapenko into 1st Slam semi at French

Bacsinszky beat Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic , 6-4, 6-4 to reach her second French Open semifinal in three years. "I knew she would be a formidable opponent", the 30th seed grinned. Tuesday's match was one hour 49 minutes in duration but took the best part of six hours to complete after two rain delays - one lasting three hours.

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  • Ukip leader Paul Nuttall quits after election drubbing
Ukip leader Paul Nuttall quits after election drubbing

Without their anti-EU rallying cry, the party leadership has been searching for another issue which can band the fractured movement together - without much success. "We are in effect the country's insurance policy on Brexit", he said. "They hold a few cards", the source said.... Paul Nuttall said the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), wh...

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  • Attorney General Sessions to face US Senate panel in public
Attorney General Sessions to face US Senate panel in public

Also certain to be of interest is Comey's claim that Sessions "lingered" by Comey's side when the president ordered the room cleared and what Sessions thought when the president then directed him to leave. In addition, Comey has said Sessions did not respond when he complained that he did not want to be left alone with Trump again. Session...

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  • Qatar Airways urges UN action against Gulf blockade
Qatar Airways urges UN action against Gulf blockade

Oman is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council but takes a relatively independent diplomatic approach to the other five states in the bloc, particularly over Iran, the non-Arab, Shi'ite Muslim state across the Gulf. After cutting off diplomatic relations with Qatar, the Saudis and their allies moved to shut down transport links. Flights to Euro...

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  • Trump lawyer to file leak complaint after Comey testimony, source says
Trump lawyer to file leak complaint after Comey testimony, source says

Earlier on Friday, Mr Trump tweeted that Mr Comey had given him "vindication" in the Russian Federation investigation. Those were Trump's first public remarks about Comey's Thursday testimony before the Senate committee. "I would be glad to tell him exactly what I told you", Trump said. " Who would do that? ". Who would ask a man to pledge al...

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  • Oman welcomes Gulf's step on intermarried families in Qatar crisis
Oman welcomes Gulf's step on intermarried families in Qatar crisis

Later this week, the Foreign Secretary will hold talks with the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia , Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, and urge them to ease tensions and enter mediation. ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistan's prime minister on Tuesday expressed hopes for a swift resolution to the crisis with the energy-rich nation of Qatar, which has ...

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  • Qatar Central Bank says operating normally despite crisis
Qatar Central Bank says operating normally despite crisis

The Foreign Secretary also said Qatar must take seriously the concerns of Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain and "urgently" do more to address support for extremists. The statement from Sharif's office quoted him as saying he hopes the "current impasse in the Gulf will be resolved soon" in the best interest of the Musli...

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  • President Asserts Comey Testimony Totally Vindicated Him
President Asserts Comey Testimony Totally Vindicated Him

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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  • Gove has a lot to prove on the environment — Greenpeace
Gove has a lot to prove on the environment — Greenpeace

Greg Clark holds on to his job as secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy and David Gauke takes over as work and pensions minister. Her tenure also included a rise in prison violence. She had been tipped for the sack after criticism for failing to defend the judiciary more vigorously from media attacks.

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  • United Kingdom election: Theresa May's 'snap election' gamble backfires
United Kingdom election: Theresa May's 'snap election' gamble backfires

The Conservatives announced Friday morning they would enter into a coalition deal with the Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ) of Northern Ireland, which won 10 seats. "Officially Theresa May is still the partner in Brexit negotiations, but the political reality is different after this disastrous defeat". She doesn't usually say no, although ther...

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  • Damian Green Appointed First Secretary of State, Minister for UK Cabinet Office
Damian Green Appointed First Secretary of State, Minister for UK Cabinet Office

His promotion is a further attempt to bolster her position at a time when she is facing heavy criticism within the Conservative party over her election misjudgment. "We've just been returned to government with a minority government in effect; it's our duty to make it work, it's our duty to make it deliver for the British people".

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  • Foreign Ministry Renews Call for End to Arab Crisis
Foreign Ministry Renews Call for End to Arab Crisis

Morocco said it would send plane-loads of food to Qatar to boost supplies there after Gulf Arab states cut diplomatic and economic ties with Doha. Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdulrahman al-Thani told a news conference in France that Qatar "still had no clue" why the nations cut ties.

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  • Person behind Hussain Nawaz's leaked JIT picture removed
Person behind Hussain Nawaz's leaked JIT picture removed

The panel is investigating allegations of financial irregularities or fraud against almost his entire family. He has been asked to appear on Thursday. The person has been sent back to his department and will not be a part of the team investigating the Sharif family anymore. His eldest son Hussain was questioned five times while Hasan, the young...

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  • Qatar begins shipping cargo through Oman
Qatar begins shipping cargo through Oman

Iran had come to the rescue to Qatar after the ties with the oil rich nation was cut by Saudi, UAE and other Gulf Nations accusing of creating an instability in the Gulf region. Saudi Arabia , of course, just cut off all relations with its next door neighbour Qatar whose national airline is emblazoned across the front of the famed Barcelona foot...

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  • Impatient Brussels hosts Brexit 'talks about talks'
Impatient Brussels hosts Brexit 'talks about talks'

EU's chief negotiator says Britain risks not getting a deal as the clock ticks down . Full negotiations had been due to start on June 19, but Brussels said the date was still not confirmed after British Prime Minister Theresa May unexpectedly lost her majority in parliament.

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  • Conway says Comey testimony bad for Loretta Lynch
Conway says Comey testimony bad for Loretta Lynch

Pressure mounted at the start of the week following reports that Sessions offered his resignation to Trump because the President blamed Sessions for exacerbating his Russian Federation problems by recusing himself from the probe. "I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible". "Totally illegal?"...

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  • Brussels hosts Brexit 'talks about talks'
Brussels hosts Brexit 'talks about talks'

British Prime Minister Theresa May attempts to form an alliance to cling on to power before heading to Paris Tuesday, leaving the EU's dismayed Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier wondering when exit talks will begin. Cancelling Brexit - an option not endorsed by Britain's main parties despite their opposition to it previous year - or even stoppin...

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  • May Loses Majority In UK Election, Throws Brexit Into Turmoil
May Loses Majority In UK Election, Throws Brexit Into Turmoil

British newspapers summed it up in a word: Mayhem . Labour could form a minority government , the party's shadow foreign secretary has claimed. "I obviously wanted a different result last night", a grim-faced May acknowledged, promising she would "reflect on what happened".

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  • CM leaves for Mizoram to attend meet on Indo-Myanmar border issues
CM leaves for Mizoram to attend meet on Indo-Myanmar border issues

The Home Minister was in Aizawl to review the issues pertaining to security and infra in areas adjoining Indo-Myanmar border with CMs of states bordering Myanmar . Rajnath Singh also met Mizoram governor Lt General (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma at Raj Bhavan. "Special secretary internal security will summit the report within a 3 months", Home minister s...

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  • Tova O'Brien: Theresa May has got to go
Tova O'Brien: Theresa May has got to go

With 649 of 650 seats in the House of Commons declared, May's bruised Conservatives had 318 seats - short of the 326 they needed for an outright majority and well down from the 330 seats they had before May's roll of the electoral dice. That decision has left her with nothing to offer as a leader. She had been executing a political strategy tha...

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