• British Prime Minister Vows to Carry on Despite Election Losses
British Prime Minister Vows to Carry on Despite Election Losses

With no clear victor emerging from Thursday's election, a wounded May signaled she would fight on. With polls giving the Conservatives a more than 20-point lead at the time she called the snap election, anything less than a big increase in their parliamentary seats would have been considered a failure.

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  • Qatar must stop funding terrorism
Qatar must stop funding terrorism

He added that "we have taken these steps in the interest of Qatar . and in the interest of security and stability in the region". Speaking to Abu Dhabi's crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahayan, Trump advocated unity among Gulf Arabs "but never at the expense of eliminating funding for radical extremism or defeating terrorism ".

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  • Britain's snap election backfires on Prime Minister Theresa May
Britain's snap election backfires on Prime Minister Theresa May

After Thursday's vote, May's Conservative Party still has the largest number of lawmakers, but lacks a parliamentary majority. The socially conservative, pro-Brexit Democratic Unionist Party's 10 seats give the right-wing Conservatives a fragile but workable majority, which May said would allow her to negotiate a successful exit from the EU.

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  • Kinder Morgan Canada shares fall in debut amid political uncertainty in BC
Kinder Morgan Canada shares fall in debut amid political uncertainty in BC

It now has negative earnings. Most of those refineries are configured to process medium grade crudes, such as those from the Middle East, but a boom in US shale production means more light oil could also end up in Asia for blending, said John Auers, from energy consultancy Turner, Mason & Company.

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  • United Kingdom election puts Brexit talks in doubt
United Kingdom election puts Brexit talks in doubt

Later, the BBC revised its predictions to give 322 seats to the Conservatives, which may be just enough to have a "working majority", as a small number of MPs do not vote. The exit polls also mark an unexpected rise for Corbyn, who has hung on as Labour leader through several attempts from senior members of his party to oust him.

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  • PM Modi to Meet Chinese President Xi
PM Modi to Meet Chinese President Xi

In his address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the SCO leaders for ensuring India's entry into the grouping and said it will give a new momentum to the bloc in dealing with terrorism and other pressing challenges facing the region.

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  • Qatar slams Saudi, allies terrorism list as 'baseless'
Qatar slams Saudi, allies terrorism list as 'baseless'

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates ( UAE ) are toying with the lives of thousands of Persian Gulf residents in a dispute with Qatar , splitting up families and destroying peoples' livelihoods and education, the release reads .

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  • Twin blasts in Iraq kill 21, wound dozens
Twin blasts in Iraq kill 21, wound dozens

The blasts have been ongoing as government forces and their allies have scored victories against the Islamic State group that has claimed responsibility for much of the attacks. The bomber, however, wasn't identified by the group. ISIL has carried out dozens of deadly suicide bombings targeting civilians but Iraq has been on heightened alert ...

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  • Rex Tillerson calls on Arab nations to ease blockade on Qatar
Rex Tillerson calls on Arab nations to ease blockade on Qatar

Gargash said the four Arab states seek a "political commitment to change course" by Qatar, including ending its support for the Brotherhood and Hamas. At a news conference earlier, he called the actions by the Gulf states "a clear breach of global law". Gabriel agreed, stressing that "this is the hour of diplomacy".

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  • Trump Offers Up Tillerson to Mediate Solution to Qatar Crisis
Trump Offers Up Tillerson to Mediate Solution to Qatar Crisis

According to a Reuters report, the country relies on Gulf neighbours for 80 percent of food imports and its largest suppliers are UAE and Saudi Arabia . "No more funding", the president said. "Turkey, while a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally, is increasingly estranged from the U.S., largely over USA support for the Syrian Kurds", he sai...

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  • Trump lashes out at Germany over trade, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
Trump lashes out at Germany over trade, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

The tweets echo comments reported last week by Der Spiegel when he said , "The Germans are bad, very bad ", referring to "millions" of German cars sold in the U.S. At the G7 summit, the six other nations were at odds with Trump on climate change and migration. "Chancellor Merkel and the USA president, they have a good and productive rel...

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  • Qatar FM rejects intervention in foreign policy
Qatar FM rejects intervention in foreign policy

RIA Novosti said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will meet with Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani on Saturday. "No one has the right to intervene in our foreign policy", Sheikh Mohammed said. Turkey, which works closely with Qatar in the energy sector, has walked a fine line between defending Qatar and abstaining ...

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  • Sinn Fein's Adams says will not take up seats in Britain's parliament
Sinn Fein's Adams says will not take up seats in Britain's parliament

The Democratic Unionists and Sinn Fein made significant gains as the Ulster Unionists and SDLP were wiped off the Westminster map. Meanwhile, the results are a catastrophe for the UUP, which now has no MPs at all, after having already been left dented by a poor showing at the ballot box in the March Assembly elections.

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  • Malaysia Airlines jet returns to Melbourne over cabin incident
Malaysia Airlines jet returns to Melbourne over cabin incident

Heavily armed security officers boarded a Malaysia Airlines plane at Melbourne's Tullamarine airport after a passenger claiming to have a bomb tried to enter the cockpit shortly after takeoff. The hijacker was carrying a huge black thing in his hand, which the men pulled out of his hand, after which the plane was turned out. According to A...

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  • Turnbull wants changes to parole after shootout
Turnbull wants changes to parole after shootout

Police on Monday killed in a shootout the man they said had held a woman hostage inside an apartment building in Melbourne. Australia's prime minister says he will discuss with state leaders changing state laws so that risky criminals are not released from prison early on parole.

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  • Merkel says EU is 'ready to start Brexit negotiations'
Merkel says EU is 'ready to start Brexit negotiations'

Speaking on a visit to Mexico just a few weeks after her foreign minister visited the country and backed its pro-NAFTA stance, Merkel said she was pleased the deal's signatories, the United States, Mexico and Canada, were talking about an update.

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  • Sen. McCain: Diamondbacks to blame for confusing questions to Comey
Sen. McCain: Diamondbacks to blame for confusing questions to Comey

McCain was given the opportunity to question Comey during the Senate intelligence committee's hearing but jumped straight into talking about Comey and the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton instead. Comey explained that his announcement that he would not seek charges against Hillary Clinton came only after a year-long invest...

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  • Rain unlikely to deter voters as polling stations open across London
Rain unlikely to deter voters as polling stations open across London

As constituencies across the country announced their results it gradually became clear that the Tories big gamble had failed to pay off. If you are able to vote on June 8, polling stations will be open between 7am and 10pm on the day - and if you're in the station, or in a queue outside, at 10pm, you will still be allowed to vote.

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  • Qatar willing to talk to resolve Gulf crisis - foreign minister
Qatar willing to talk to resolve Gulf crisis - foreign minister

But the visit came after Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash told The Associated Press that Qatar has "chosen to ride the tiger of extremism and terrorism" and now needed to pay the price, despite Qatar long denying the allegation.

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  • Trump's legal team to file complaint on Comey
Trump's legal team to file complaint on Comey

On Friday, the leaders of the House of Representatives intelligence committee's investigation said they had asked Comey for his notes and memos about his discussions with Trump , and asked the White House to produce any recordings or memos of conversations between Trump and Comey.

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