• Iran has sent five planes of food to Qatar, airline says
Iran has sent five planes of food to Qatar, airline says

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain welcomed on Saturday Trump's demand for Qatar to stop supporting terrorism, but did not respond to the USA department of state call for them to ease pressure on the Gulf state. The statement underscored the UAE's commitment to the well being of the brotherly Qatari people as a natural extension of the brotherly U...

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  • Turkey Takes Qatar's Side In Regional Rift
Turkey Takes Qatar's Side In Regional Rift

The Russian and Iranian foreign ministers met Friday to discuss the conflict in Syria and Qatar's crisis with neighboring Gulf Arab states, Russia's news agency TASS reported . Qatar hosts the Al-Udeid military base, the largest U.S. airbase in the Middle East . But a Qatari official said on Thursday the emir would not be accepting the invi...

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

One veteran Middle East policy hand who works closely with the White House told the Free Beacon that Trump's recent trip to the Middle East likely laid the foundation for Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations to take a forceful stand against Qatar's terror financing.

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  • New UK election only alternative to deal with DUP: senior Conservative lawmaker
New UK election only alternative to deal with DUP: senior Conservative lawmaker

They quit Saturday after becoming a focus of blame for the Conservatives' election disaster. "She made the election a referendum on Theresa May and she has lost". It won 10 seats in Westminster - just enough to push the Conservatives over the line. However, Mrs May insisted that, as the leader of the largest party in the new parliament, she had a...

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  • Former SNP leader Alex Salmond has lost his seat to the Tories
Former SNP leader Alex Salmond has lost his seat to the Tories

The moves buy May a temporary reprieve. The former SNP leader said the "smaller" group of nationalists would have more influence in Westminster in the event of a hung parliament . May wanted to win explicit backing for her stance on Brexit, which involves leaving the EU's single market and imposing restrictions on immigration while trying to neg...

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  • U.S. secretary of state calls for easing of Qatar blockade
U.S. secretary of state calls for easing of Qatar blockade

The diplomatic crisis, the worst since the 1990 invasion of Kuwait by Iraq and the subsequent Gulf War, has seen Arab nations and others cut ties to Qatar, which hosts a major United States military base and will be the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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  • Confusion as Downing St says no deal has been reached with DUP
Confusion as Downing St says no deal has been reached with DUP

Britain's bestselling Sun newspaper said senior members of the party had vowed to get rid of May, but would wait at least six months because they were anxious that a leadership contest could propel Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn into power.

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  • Comey says Trump fired him to derail Russian Federation investigation; Trump feels vindicated
Comey says Trump fired him to derail Russian Federation investigation; Trump feels vindicated

But Cornyn, taking his turn in a nationally televised Senate Intelligence panel hearing, used his time to build a legal bulwark around Trump, questioning Comey's response. Comey said that as of his dismissal on May 9, Trump was not personally under investigation. "He was the sharpest in that line of criticism", said Brandon Rottinghaus, who tea...

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  • Australia treating armed siege as 'terrorism incident'
Australia treating armed siege as 'terrorism incident'

Police are investigating whether long-time criminal Yacqub Khayre deliberately lured them into a deadly ambush after it was revealed he had booked a female escort, whom he took hostage, and sparked an alert on his tracker. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the attack underlined the need to be constantly vigilant. Amaq said the attack was com...

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  • Theresa May ought to be alarmed - the DUP is flexing its muscles
Theresa May ought to be alarmed - the DUP is flexing its muscles

The pair formed part of May's small inner circle and were blamed by many Conservatives for the party's lackluster campaign and unpopular election platform. The DUP was founded in the 1970s by the late firebrand preacher Ian Paisley, and in the 1980s was a key player in the "Save Ulster from Sodomy" campaign, which unsuccessfully fought against the ...

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  • Theresa May to lose Prime Minister's seat
Theresa May to lose Prime Minister's seat

She now risks more opposition to her Brexit plans from inside and outside her party. Mrs May's predecessor David Cameron sought to silence eurosceptic fellow Conservatives by calling the referendum on European Union membership. May had called the snap election with a view to increasing the narrow majority she had inherited from her predecesso...

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  • Northern Ireland's DUP agrees to May's minority government
Northern Ireland's DUP agrees to May's minority government

This is likely to pose an obstacle to the types of strict border controls advocated by those in the Conservative Party who support a "hard" Brexit . "Owen Paterson's comments on the Today programme have caused real raised eyebrows", said Morgan, who has previously talked about how she changed her mind on social issues such as same-sex marriage ...

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  • Video shows police shooting London Bridge attackers
Video shows police shooting London Bridge attackers

He became the eighth person to be confirmed dead in the attack. It was not immediately clear how the three knew each other, but Collina said she recognised both Butt and Elkhdar as friends of her son. He reportedly worked in a restaurant in London after being stopped at Bologna Airport in March a year ago when he tried to travel to Syria via Turk...

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  • The UK's 'Hung Parliament' and what it means for Brexit
The UK's 'Hung Parliament' and what it means for Brexit

The historic English university town of Canterbury, a Conservative stronghold with a high proportion of young voters, has elected a Labour lawmaker for the first time since the constituency was formed a century ago. Instead, she said: "There's an very bad lot of issues surrounding Brexit that need to be discussed". But her party is deeply div...

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  • Trump, finally, says he commits the US to NATO mutual defense pact
Trump, finally, says he commits the US to NATO mutual defense pact

Kathleen Clark, an expert in government ethics at the University of Washington Law School, said there are a number of rules that protect the president's conversations with aides, but that none of them apply here. The Russia investigations have consumed the White House and distracted the president and lawmakers from his governing agenda. But he m...

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  • Boris Johnson for UK Prime Minister? Enough of that 'tripe'
Boris Johnson for UK Prime Minister? Enough of that 'tripe'

Pressure has been building up on May to step down after a disastrous election result for the Tories, which saw the ruling party's majority slashed and being forced to cobble together a minority government with the support of Northern Ireland s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

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  • Theresa May's leadership on the line as Conservative Party recriminations continue
Theresa May's leadership on the line as Conservative Party recriminations continue

Former chancellor George Osborne predicted that Mrs May could be forced out of No 10 within a matter of days, saying she was "dead woman walking". But with May's personal authority in tatters, there were reports that moves were under way within her Conservative Party to dislodge her, while opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was insistin...

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  • US Attorney General Sessions Agrees to Appear Before Senate Intel Panel Tuesday
US Attorney General Sessions Agrees to Appear Before Senate Intel Panel Tuesday

He will appear before the committee on Tuesday days after FBI's former director James Comey, in a testimony, accused Trump of trying to block a probe into ties between former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russian Federation.

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  • PM May's top aides quit after brutal election reality check
PM May's top aides quit after brutal election reality check

But he has responded in typically colourful fashion, tweeting: " Mail on Sunday tripe - I am backing Theresa may". "You've got to be neutral", he said . "It's an issue very close to my heart and one that I wanted categoric assurances from the prime minister on, and I received (them)", said Davidson, who is engaged to be married to her female pa...

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  • Theresa May's two closest advisers quit after poor showing in UK elections
Theresa May's two closest advisers quit after poor showing in UK elections

Speaking on Friday, the prime minister said her party had a "strong relationship" with the DUP and that she meant to form a government which could "provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this critical time for our country". The DUP is "likely to increase the pressure on Theresa May to secure a comprehensive free trade agreement", said ...

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