• Enhance connectivity without infringing sovereignty: Modi at SCO
Enhance connectivity without infringing sovereignty: Modi at SCO

On his part, Prime Minister Modi thanked Mr. Xi for supporting India's membership to the SCO. Modi further said terrorism is one of the chief violators of human rights and values. Putin also said that the SCO members should work on combing economic cooperation efforts and national strategies to bring together the capacities of the existing inte...

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  • Trump commits to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mutual defense after hesitating
Trump commits to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mutual defense after hesitating

June 9, 2017. Iohannis said that his responsibility and that of his U.S. counterparts go beyond security of their citizens, as he called for strengthening the ties for an enhanced economic exchange between the two countries. "He's a leaker", Trump said of Comey. "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication", Trump ...

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  • Trump, Tillerson send mixed messages on Qatar
Trump, Tillerson send mixed messages on Qatar

President Trump hammered the tiny nation of Qatar, a vital Middle Eastern ally of the United States , for its history of funding terror groups, even as a diplomatic blockade of the gas-rich country by other Arab States is hindering USA military operations against ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria .

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  • Trump lawyer to file complaint over Comey's leaked memos
Trump lawyer to file complaint over Comey's leaked memos

The president broke his silence on Twitter on Friday following explosive testimony by Comey, declaring "total and complete vindication". Collins, a member of the Senate intelligence committee , which is investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election , said Comey's motivation "may have been a good one".

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  • UK govt a minority on eve of Brexit talks
UK govt a minority on eve of Brexit talks

With official results in Friday morning for all but one of the 650 Parliamentary seats in play, it was clear that May's Conservative Party had lost its majority , leaving her unable to form a new government without building a coalition. "And with so much to negotiate between now and then, any time lost (having already lost seven weeks to the elect...

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  • Inter confirm Spalletti appointment
Inter confirm Spalletti appointment

We need to improve. While the Portuguese tactician may well have enjoyed what some would consider a successful season previous year with two trophies in the EFL Cup and Europa League , it looks as though things will only get harder moving forward and reinforcements will be needed.

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  • Third London Bridge attacker an Italian national
Third London Bridge attacker an Italian national

Youssef Zaghba , 22, the son of an Italian mother and Moroccan father, was reportedly stopped at Italy's Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport previous year as he was headed to Syria via Turkey. Questions remain over whether investigators had the resources to look into complaints such as those levelled by Butt's neighbours about his attempts to r...

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  • House, Senate investigators seek Trump tapes, Comey memos
House, Senate investigators seek Trump tapes, Comey memos

Mr Comey told the Senate intelligence committee on Thursday about several one-on-one interactions with the president, during which he said Mr Trump pressed him to show "loyalty", to back off on the FBI investigation of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn , and to disclose that Mr Trump himself was not under investiga...

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  • United Kingdom leader May: I will form a government to provide certainty
United Kingdom leader May: I will form a government to provide certainty

When May called the election in April, she did so with the Conservatives riding high in the polls , and the pound had surged on expectations that a big majority for the Conservatives would allow her to quell the so-called euroskeptics in her parliamentary ranks.

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  • Trump accuses Qatar of funding terrorism
Trump accuses Qatar of funding terrorism "at a very high level"

The UAE , along with Egypt , has backed anti-Islamist former army commander Khalifa Haftar, appointed by a government and parliament based in the east. "But they can be addressed immediately". "Qatar has a history of supporting groups that span the spectrum of political expression, from activism to violence", Tillerson said.

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  • UAE bans expressions of sympathy toward Qatar
UAE bans expressions of sympathy toward Qatar

It remained to be seen if Riyadh could force Qatar to heel in short order, Jatras argued. Bahrain and Egypt severed relations with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of supporting Islamist militants and their arch-adversary Iran - allegations Qatar says are baseless.

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  • Turkey President Erdogan urges lifting of blockade against Qatar
Turkey President Erdogan urges lifting of blockade against Qatar

But when it comes to Qatar's foreign policy, "no one has the right to intervene", said Sheikh Mohammed. "It has to realise its interests are with us, not with another country that conspires against us, wants to dominate and divide us". Navy's 5th Fleet and an under-construction British naval base. The four Arab countries named in a statement 59 p...

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  • Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers
Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers

But Mrs May decreed that the snap election which she called should be about her, not her party. If she is to succeed in delivering the wishes of 52 percent of the public and take Britain out of the European Union, she must find a way to secure the full support of her party to pass legislation preparing for and enacting the departure.

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  • Ex-Top Gear host Richard Hammond injured in crash
Ex-Top Gear host Richard Hammond injured in crash

Hammond - who was reportedly in Switzerland filming scenes of Amazon series The Grand Tour alongside Jeremy Clarkson - was seriously injured in a vehicle crash in September 2006. A Police spokesperson Gian Andrea Rezzoli, from the St Gallen local police, said the driver was immediately rushed to hospital by air ambulance. "The cause of the cr...

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  • Trump accuses Qatar of funding terror 'at a very high level'
Trump accuses Qatar of funding terror 'at a very high level'

In a day of mixed messages and chaotic diplomacy, Mr Tillerson emphasised the economic, humanitarian and military damage he said the blockade was inflicting. Washington D.C. [ United States], June 10: Accusing Qatar of "sponsoring terrorism at a very high level", U.S. President Donald Trump has said it's time that Qatar stop funding terrorism.

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  • Theresa May: I wanted different result, but now I'll lead
Theresa May: I wanted different result, but now I'll lead

May called the election six weeks ago to secure a stronger mandate ahead of the negotiations in Brussels but landed up weakening the conservatives in Parliament. With 649 of 650 seats declared, the Conservatives had won 318 seats and Labour 261. Clinton underestimated her opponents both in the primary campaign and general election .

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  • How Saudi Arabia and allies strong-armed Qatar, blindsided US
How Saudi Arabia and allies strong-armed Qatar, blindsided US

The deepening crisis triggered by Saudi-led efforts to isolate Qatar is putting Russian Federation in a bind over relations it's sought to cultivate with several countries in the region. Those tensions spilled into the public arena less than 48 hours after the Qatari emir took part in the Riyadh summit attended by Trump which was meant to showcase ...

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  • Iraqi forces repel Islamic State offensive south of Mosul
Iraqi forces repel Islamic State offensive south of Mosul

Near Raqqa, nine strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units and destroyed six fighting positions, three vehicles and a mortar system. "An estimated 40,000 children remain trapped in extremely risky conditions in Raqqa". But thousands have fled in recent months, and the United Nations humanitarian office estimates about 160,000 people remain in t...

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  • Arab Countries Issue List Of Qatar-Linked 'Terrorists' Rejected By Doha
Arab Countries Issue List Of Qatar-Linked 'Terrorists' Rejected By Doha

And since Qatar hosts the al-Udeid base, CENTCOM's forward headquarters that is of critical importance in the anti-ISIL fight, the crisis may disrupt the efficiency of operations in Iraq and Syria. 'Apparently, Qatar is to be isolated more or less completely and hit existentially, ' the German foreign minister said. Qatar was also expelled from the...

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  • As Gulf tensions flare, reports of hacking pour in
As Gulf tensions flare, reports of hacking pour in

In an interview published by Saudi-owned Asharq al-Awsat newspaper, Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa said conditions posed by the four countries for a resolution of the crisis were "crystal clear". This is a region largely of absolute monarchs - kings or emirs - who have in common a very firm grip on politics at home, to head off any dissent whic...

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