• No-one has right to 'blockade' my country, says Qatar foreign minister
No-one has right to 'blockade' my country, says Qatar foreign minister

Khalifa Hifter, who has the backing of Egypt and the UAE amid that country's chaos. "Each (of the four countries) reaffirms their respective commitment to the pursuit of individuals and groups perpetuating acts of terror, regionally and globally", the statement added.

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  • Philippines President Duterte says
Philippines President Duterte says "Never asked for US Support"

At least 20 civilians and around 138 terrorists have also died. Marawi has more than 200,000 people and nearly the same number fled the city as a result of the fierce gun battle between 400 heavily armed terrorists and thousands of Philippines foot soldiers.

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  • Boris Johnson denies plot to topple UK PM
Boris Johnson denies plot to topple UK PM

But Johnson said he backed May. Earlier on Saturday Ms May lost her two closest aides. May is due to meet with Conservative lawmakers in parliament . But after a poor campaign and an unexpectedly stiff challenge from the opposition Labour Party under leader Jeremy Corbyn , her plan went disastrously wrong, leaving her unable to form a susta...

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  • Senate Committee Questions Intel
Senate Committee Questions Intel

Prior to the hearing, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday night that Trump asked Coats and CIA Director Mike Pompeo in March to intervene and persuade the FBI to back off its investigation into Michael Flynn's ties to Russian Federation.

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  • Philippines didn't seek US support in city siege: Duterte
Philippines didn't seek US support in city siege: Duterte

It was classic bravado from the Philippines' tough-guy president, Rodrigo Duterte . The president rejected the overture. Lieutenant-Colonel Jo-Ar Herrera, spokesman for the Task Force Marawi, said the Americans were providing only "technical support" in the battle and were not involved in the physical fight.

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  • London Bridge attackers 'may have planned siege'
London Bridge attackers 'may have planned siege'

The belts were strapped to the 3 men as they mowed down pedestrians on the Bridge, then went to a nearby restaurant and stabbed numerous people. The attackers , identified as Khuram Butt , Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba, were fatally shot by police.

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  • British PM warned over risk to Irish peace of government deal
British PM warned over risk to Irish peace of government deal

The DUP is similar to the "religious right" in the United States and takes a hard-line stance on social issues, such as same-sex marriage and abortion. But Osborne, who is now the editor of London's Evening Standard newspaper, downplayed the prospect. That's 14% lower than its level on the day of the Brexit referendum almost a year ago.

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  • European politicians hope for softer Brexit following the UK's General Election result
European politicians hope for softer Brexit following the UK's General Election result

Conservative legislator Nigel Evans said the departure of the two aides was "a start", but there needed to be changes to the way the government functioned in the wake of the campaign. This, in effect, will be a vote of confidence in Theresa May's government and the first test of any deal with the DUP. In a resignation statement on the Conservativ...

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  • Tunisia Is Latest Arab Country To Ban 'Wonder Woman' Over Gal Gadot
Tunisia Is Latest Arab Country To Ban 'Wonder Woman' Over Gal Gadot

Jordan also is considering a ban on the film due to Gadot's Israeli military service, and has temporarily banned screening until its culture review committee makes a final decision. "Boycotting the film only shows weakness and fear", added Mordechai. Estimates peg Wonder Woman's second opening weekend at $57,180,000, which marks only a 44.6% ...

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  • Cavs rely on survival mentality to extend Finals
Cavs rely on survival mentality to extend Finals

The Cavaliers , who beat the Warriors in a decisive seventh game previous year after trailing 3-1, are now trying to become the first National Basketball Association team to rally back from a 3-0 series deficit. Curry's play in last year's playoffs became a hot topic of debate, both during them and long after they were completed. "One quarter,...

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  • Passenger 'Terrorist' conversation leads to emergency flight diversion
Passenger 'Terrorist' conversation leads to emergency flight diversion

Whatever they said anxious at least one passenger listening in, who informed the flight crew of what authorities would later describe as a possible "terrorist conversation". Six other flights were redirected after the landing, the Cologne Bonn airport said in a statement . However, the three arrested passengers were later released after police...

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  • Several arrests made at anti-Shariah rallies
Several arrests made at anti-Shariah rallies

After several hours with no major incidents, police officers stepped in and dispersed the crowd. The demonstrations were held in more than two dozen USA cities, including Seattle , New York, Chicago and San Bernardino, California. But after a contingent of Trump loyalists, one of whom was dressed in a red, white, and blue unitard, arrived, some ...

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  • UK: May to form minority govt after shock at polls
UK: May to form minority govt after shock at polls

May spoke outside Downing Street this afternoon after returning from a brief meeting with the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Certainly her position on Brexit talks seems to have been compromised, and this could be sound the death knell for her Prime Ministership.

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  • Qatar gas giant not affected by Gulf crisis
Qatar gas giant not affected by Gulf crisis

A statement carried on state media said Doha would "not take any measures against residents of Qatar who hold the nationalities of countries that severed diplomatic ties or lowered diplomatic representations with the state of Qatar, on the back of hostile and tendentious campaigns against the country".

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  • Gingrich: 'Congress Should Now Intervene and Should Abolish the Independent Counsel'
Gingrich: 'Congress Should Now Intervene and Should Abolish the Independent Counsel'

But Trump and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller , still retain the power to remove him from the case or tamper with the probe. "He should give a straight yes or no answer to the ... question of whether or not the tapes exist", said another committee member, Sen. And he said multiple times that he chose to take detai...

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  • UAE expects actions, not talks from Qatar to end diplomatic standoff
UAE expects actions, not talks from Qatar to end diplomatic standoff

He went on saying: "The emir of Qatar has made progress in halting financial support and expelling terrorist elements from his country, but he must do more and he must do it more quickly". A top Gulf official, on condition of anonymity, told AFP that a major concern was the influence of Sheikh Tamim's father Sheikh Hamad, who had allowed the Taliba...

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  • Penguins repeat as Stanley Cup champs
Penguins repeat as Stanley Cup champs

Louis and Anaheim on the way to the first Final in the franchise's 19-year history - much to the joy of their catfish-tossing fans. Just about everybody else on the ice could see the puck was loose, including Forsberg, who was behind the net and immediately expressed his displeasure.

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  • Sadiq Khan: London police should look into 'what they knew'
Sadiq Khan: London police should look into 'what they knew'

All three men were shot dead by police within eight minutes of receiving a 999 call. "We have given increased powers to the police to be able to deal with terrorists powers which Jeremy Corbyn has boasted he has always opposed", she said.

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  • UK power deal talks still ongoing: PM Theresa May's office
UK power deal talks still ongoing: PM Theresa May's office

May meanwhile apologized to Conservative members of parliament who lost their seats after the snap poll, which May had hoped would produce an expanded majority. Furthermore, Tory party leaders are said to be unhappy over having to resort to working with the DUP, who are social conservatives and are opposite to the more liberal Tories, to form the...

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  • Saudi, UAE show signals of easing tensions with Qatar
Saudi, UAE show signals of easing tensions with Qatar

Qatar denies such charges and says the Saudis are seeking to dominate smaller nations in the neighborhood. The mood in this waterside Persian Gulf capital is a mix of fear, uncertainty and resilience as residents struggle to cope with a political and diplomatic crisis few imagined would so dramatically upend their world.

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