• Trump speaks to Qatar Emir; offers to mediate Gulf crisis
Trump speaks to Qatar Emir; offers to mediate Gulf crisis

The gas-rich emirate's satellite news giant Al-Jazeera has also emerged as a point of contention, and on Thursday the broadcaster said it was battling a major cyber attack. Asked about the policies of U.S. President Donald Trump in the Middle East , Gabriel said Germany did not support a policy of "pure confrontation" against Iran .

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  • Trump says Comey's testimony gives him 'total vindication'
Trump says Comey's testimony gives him 'total vindication'

The problem for Trump is that Comey is an experienced public servant with a reputation for rectitude, while Trump is a serial prevaricator whose campaign is now being investigated not only by two congressional committees but by a special counsel whose mandate could be expanded to include the circumstances of Comey's dismissal.

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  • Iran leaders accuse US, Saudis of supporting Tehran attacks
Iran leaders accuse US, Saudis of supporting Tehran attacks

In a message released by the Kremlin after Wednesday's attacks, Putin said Russian Federation "resolutely condemns" the violence. On the one hand, as Iran-backed military efforts help drive IS back in Iraq and Syria, Tehran is starting to look like a logical strategic partner for the European Union in its efforts against radical Islamist terroris...

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  • Russia's Lavrov calls for talks to ease Qatar stand-off
Russia's Lavrov calls for talks to ease Qatar stand-off

Qatar has vowed to ride out the isolation imposed on it by fellow Arab states and said it would not compromise its sovereignty over foreign policy to resolve the region's biggest diplomatic crisis in years. He said there are multiple issues at play. "Qatar has a history of supporting groups that span the spectrum of political expression, fro...

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  • London Bridge attack: Ringleader 'tried to hire 7.5 tonne lorry'
London Bridge attack: Ringleader 'tried to hire 7.5 tonne lorry'

Another 48 were injured when Khuram Shazad Butt, Rachid Redouane, and Youssef Zaghba used a hired van to plough into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed revellers in Borough Market. CCTV footage from the attack shows officers arrive on the scene and open fire to defend themselves against the attackers. There were three Frenchmen, two Austr...

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  • May:
May: "I Will Now Form a Government"

The DUP said only that it would enter talks. "President Trump emphasised his commitment to the United States-United Kingdom special relationship and underscored that he looks forward to working with the prime minister on shared goals and interests in the years to come", the White House said in a statement.

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  • Syrian rebels begin long-awaited assault on Raqqa, Isil's self-declared capital
Syrian rebels begin long-awaited assault on Raqqa, Isil's self-declared capital

In an address to legislators from his ruling party, Binali Yildirim again criticized the United States for launching the Raqqa offensive with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces . "The SAC and SDF began marching on Raqqah in November and have been rapidly tightening the noose around the city since their daring air assault behind enemy line...

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  • Japan enacts law allowing Emperor Akihito, 83, to abdicate
Japan enacts law allowing Emperor Akihito, 83, to abdicate

His remarks have been seen as a rebuke to the nationalist stance of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and likeminded conservatives. However, the government is open to possible changes in the succession laws to permit princesses to keep their royal titles if they marry outside of the imperial family.

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  • '100 per cent' willing to testify over Comey conversations: Donald Trump
'100 per cent' willing to testify over Comey conversations: Donald Trump

Records of Comey's private discussions with Trump took on renewed interest this week after Comey testified that Trump asked him to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn and implied Trump may have become the subject of investigation himself for interfering in the FBI's work.

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  • Scottish SNP Lost Votes Due to Plans to Hold New Independence Referendum
Scottish SNP Lost Votes Due to Plans to Hold New Independence Referendum

May has been pressing for a so-called "hard" Brexit , which would include leaving the EU's massive collective market and no longer allowing European Union citizens to come and live and work freely in the United Kingdom. Only 4.6% of those asked said they voted for a party because their friends did, while 8.2% said their family's political pref...

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  • Saudi ally Bahrain demands Qatar distance itself from Iran
Saudi ally Bahrain demands Qatar distance itself from Iran

Clearly, Saudi leaders are playing Trump , exploiting the grandiose reception they gave him last month after he chose to make the kingdom the first stop on his maiden foreign trip as president. Foreigners residing in Qatar in possession of a Qatari residence visa would also not be eligible for visas on arrival in the UAE, an Etihad spokesman said ...

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  • MAS:
MAS: "MH128 had not at any point been hijacked"

One disruptive passenger tried to enter the plane's cockpit. When the plane landed, passengers were left on the tarmac for about 90 minutes, with very little information from airline staff about what was happening, according to passengers.

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  • CCTV Footage of a Family Shot Dead by Goons Goes Viral
CCTV Footage of a Family Shot Dead by Goons Goes Viral

Moments later, his wife and 25-year-old son rush out of their home to try and save him, but in the rapidly unfolding horror, both are shot at close range. The city's traders' association has announced a day-long shutdown in protest against the incident. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who promised a better law and order situation ...

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  • United Kingdom set for coalition government after May's Conservatives lose seats
United Kingdom set for coalition government after May's Conservatives lose seats

Mrs May is scheduled to visit Buckingham Palace at 12.30pm to ask Queen Elizabeth for permission to form a government , a spokesman from her office said . May is resisting calls for a resignation and says that through support of DUP she will guide the United Kingdom through crucial Brexit talks. The DUP was formed in 1971 by the protestant ...

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  • The Golden State Warriors drop Game 4
The Golden State Warriors drop Game 4

They led at the 86-68 at the half, the highest scoring half in an NBA Finals game. They were flawless from 3-point range, making the extra pass to find the open shooter and setting an NBA Finals record for most made 3s in a game. Curry had just 14 points and was 2/9 from three. The Cavs made 13 3-pointers. It forces a Game 5 in the best-of-seven se...

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  • United Kingdom police arrest man as part of ongoing London Bridge attack investigation
United Kingdom police arrest man as part of ongoing London Bridge attack investigation

Police on Monday named two of the three men behind the London terror attack, saying one was known to security services but that there had been no intelligence about an attack. The first of the dead to be named were Canadian Christine Archibald and Britons James McMullan and Kirsty Boden. Some 48 people were initially admitted to hospital.

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  • Trump punches back, accuses Comey of lying to Congress
Trump punches back, accuses Comey of lying to Congress

Comey to do an inappropriate action, and that was to drop the investigation of General Michael Flynn", Senator Susan Collins told CNN . Comey told a Senate committee Thursday that he believes Trump fired him over the Russian Federation probe, and he accused the White House of lying about the details of the dismissal.

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  • Amid Qatar crisis, China tells Iran that Gulf stability is best
Amid Qatar crisis, China tells Iran that Gulf stability is best

In addition, the 40% of Qatar's food supplies that come from Saudi Arabia could be replaced by Iran . U.S. President Donald Trump , who tweeted Tuesday about Qatar funding extremists, called Qatari ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Wednesday and offered to host leaders at the White House to resolve the crisis.

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  • General Election results 2017
General Election results 2017

The EU wants those to begin on June 19, but they could be delayed if an inconclusive election leads to political turmoil. "My only plea would be to all MPs. "It's a vote for a "soft leave" agenda". Answer: It's an unusual situation in which no political party wins more than half of the 650 seats in the House of Commons.

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  • Donald Tusk: 'No time to lose' in Brexit negotiations
Donald Tusk: 'No time to lose' in Brexit negotiations

While many have suggested that European leaders in Brussels will be rubbing their hands in glee at the result of the United Kingdom election, the truth is that lawmakers are eager to get the negotiations underway as soon as possible, and worry that any uncertainty in London will delay and complicate the process even further.

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