• Gulf states pile pressure on Qatar as US, Kuwait probe for solution
Gulf states pile pressure on Qatar as US, Kuwait probe for solution

But Mr Trump said that he, Mr Tillerson and military leaders decided during his trip to Saudi Arabia last month that a public rebuke was needed. "There are numerous uncertainties regarding Qatar's response, the extent to which these measures will be imposed, and their longevity", said the ratings agency.

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  • May's UK early election gamble backfires as Tories lose majority
May's UK early election gamble backfires as Tories lose majority

With all but one of the seats declared, the Conservatives , or "Tories", had taken 318 seats, which means voters have elected their second hung parliament in less than a decade. The turnout in the election is estimated at around 68.7 per cent - up 2 per cent on the last general election . If the Brexit negotiations are a success, Britain ca...

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  • WH offers explanation for Trump's 'covfefe' tweet
WH offers explanation for Trump's 'covfefe' tweet

And what was Trump trying to say, anyway? Words With Friends, the popular mobile games that closely resembles Scrabble, added President Donald Trump's tweet typo " covfefe " to the game's accepted vocabulary list. One user tweeted that New York's hottest nightclub is #Covfefe . Silicon Valley executive Andrew Crow went as far to change his l...

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  • Labour Party stuns Theresa May's Conservatives in UK elections
Labour Party stuns Theresa May's Conservatives in UK elections

Northern Ireland's people voted in favor of remaining inside the European Union in last year's referendum, going against the national trend in favor of Brexit . The party is not pro-choice. A visitor from another planet listening to the prime minister's speech outside No 10 on Friday could be forgiven for assuming nothing of significance happen...

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  • United Kingdom leader May seen fighting for survival after election failure
United Kingdom leader May seen fighting for survival after election failure

It would also put pressure to resign on May, who called the snap election in the hope of increasing her majority and strengthening Britain's hand in exit talks with the European Union . Newspapers reflected the political tumult, with headlines such as "Britain on a knife edge", "Mayhem" and "Hanging by a thread". Nuttall served as leader of UKIP...

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  • Trump Breaks Twitter Silence to Slam 'Leaker' Comey
Trump Breaks Twitter Silence to Slam 'Leaker' Comey

Comey's testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday was based on notes he made after nine conversations with Trump. Trump abruptly fired Comey last month. Sitting alone at a small table facing a bank of senators who fired question after question, Comey gave short, deliberative answers. He also said that Trump told him during a ...

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  • Merkel says European Union is 'ready to start Brexit negotiations'
Merkel says European Union is 'ready to start Brexit negotiations'

Donald Tusk, president of the European Council , posted the following tweet on June 9: "We don't know when Brexit talks start". "We want to negotiate quickly, we want to stick to the time plan, and so at this point I don't think there is anything to suggest these negotiations can not start as was agreed".

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  • Jeff Sessions Suggested he Could Resign Amid Rising Tension With President Trump
Jeff Sessions Suggested he Could Resign Amid Rising Tension With President Trump

If Sessions was to resign, it would be a big blow for Trump's administration since the president and the attorney general share many common views including crime and immigration. Describing the February 14 meeting in which Sessions was asked to leave the Oval Office so Trump could talk to Comey alone, the deposed Federal Bureau of Investigation d...

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  • UK Conservative Party loses majority, prepares for hung parliament
UK Conservative Party loses majority, prepares for hung parliament

Mr Green, who defeated Labour's Julie Hilling by 936 votes, said that relying on the support of the DUP to govern was "not ideal, but a viable option". The prime minister doesn't plan to resign, despite pressure for her to do so. The Scottish independence movement represented by the Scottish National Party ( SNP ), which many pro-independence C...

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  • McCain's fuzzy questions for Comey leave observers puzzled
McCain's fuzzy questions for Comey leave observers puzzled

At the meeting , everyone agreed that Mr. Comey should not reveal details about the Clinton investigation. That's made all the more freaky by the fact that, since Election Day (and even going back to the 2016 campaign), McCain has been one of the Senate Republicans most critical of Trump and his administration.

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  • Disgruntled former employee kills 5 at Orlando workplace
Disgruntled former employee kills 5 at Orlando workplace

Upon arrival, deputies discovered 3 deceased males, 1 deceased female, and 1 injured male. A fifth person, a man, was taken to a hospital where he died, Demings said. Trey Kennedy lives right across the 69-year-old Robert Snyder and was stunned to hear about his sudden passing. "We're just going to embrace her and not leave her alone and just b...

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  • UK's May's lead slims ahead of election as attacks continue
UK's May's lead slims ahead of election as attacks continue

The city of London is convening a public vigil for the seven people killed in the van and knife attack on London Bridge and at nearby restaurants. One of Butt's neighbours, Ikenna Chigbo, told Reuters he had chatted with Butt - known locally as "Abz" - just hours before the attack on Saturday and said he appeared "almost euphoric".

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  • May to form minority 'government of certainty'
May to form minority 'government of certainty'

When asked about concerns social issues such as abortion time limits could be debated, he said: "I don't see many major social issues coming up in the next parliament". As you can see, these are not well advanced plans but those who want something closer to a Norway type relationship with Europe sniff an opportunity and some of them think Ther...

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  • EU expands sanctions against North Korea
EU expands sanctions against North Korea

Unless Washington sucks up its pride and sits down with the North Koreans , neither side can agree on a set of terms to convince Pyongyang to stop its nuclear tests or its non-stop missile launches. Meanwhile, they're continuing to perfecting their missile systems. The deployment of the system went forward as then-President Park Geun-hye...

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  • Election to go ahead on June 8 despite London attack - May
Election to go ahead on June 8 despite London attack - May

The move marks the second time campaigning in this election has been halted in response to a terrorist attack. "Whether Britons were seriously swayed in the aftermath of Saturday's attack will be known on Thursday, but I think if the Conservatives manage to increase their lead it could potentially send GBP/USD above 1.3".

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  • Iran says Islamic State group attacks killed 17
Iran says Islamic State group attacks killed 17

The attackers were armed with rifles and pistols and at least two blew themselves up with suicide vests, Iranian media reported. An Iranian news report says that Tehran is investigating the potential role of Saudi Arabia in Wednesday's deadly dual militant attacks in Tehran .

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  • Mosul civilians in 'grave danger' as ISIS resists Iraqi forces
Mosul civilians in 'grave danger' as ISIS resists Iraqi forces

Federal police are moving in on the al Zanjili district and Iraqi counter-terrorism forces are advancing on the al Saha al Awla neighborhood. Mosul's Old City is an ancient district of narrow alleyways and tightly packed homes where the United Nations estimates more than 100,000 people are being held by IS.

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  • Iran's Khamenei says attacks to increase hatred towards US, Saudi
Iran's Khamenei says attacks to increase hatred towards US, Saudi

Iran has slammed United States President Donald Trump's response to Wednesday's twin terror attacks in Tehran as "repugnant" even as the death toll from the ISIS-claimed assaults rose to 16. Alavi said that despite the obvious links between the Arab gulf country and terrorism in both Iraq and Syria, Tehran does not have any evidence at thi...

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

In the past, the Treasury Department has said that Saudi Arabia and Qatar, among others in the region, have provided support for Sunni extremist groups. Qatar says it does not accept its neighbors' view that any group with an Islamist background is terrorist. Tillerson told reporters at the State Department that the crisis, which has cut tr...

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  • 'Comey Is A Leaker': Donald Trump's Comeback After Ex-FBI Chief's Testimony
'Comey Is A Leaker': Donald Trump's Comeback After Ex-FBI Chief's Testimony

Does Trump have the "tapes" he tweeted about against Comey, which Comey was hoping Trump would be issued a subpoena for? The Trump administration has also highlighted the fact Comey stopped short of accusing the president of obstructing justice - a potentially impeachable offense.

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