• USA urges Gulf states to ease blockade against Qatar: Tillerson
USA urges Gulf states to ease blockade against Qatar: Tillerson

He said the diplomatic rift has not interrupted or curtailed operations at al Udeid air base, a launching pad for U.S. military efforts in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. It is the biggest base of U.S. Air Force in the region and is critical for fighting Islamic State. "The publishing of the "terrorism list" is a chance for the brother (Qatar) to re...

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  • DUP negotiations with the Conservatives are 'going well'
DUP negotiations with the Conservatives are 'going well'

Discussions are going well with the government and we hope soon to be able to bring this work to a successful conclusion. On a visit to Paris on Tuesday evening where she met with French President Emmanuel Macron , May described the talks as "productive".

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  • Turkey: Isolation of Qatar is not Islamic
Turkey: Isolation of Qatar is not Islamic

The Eritrean Information Ministry's statement of support on Monday came despite its previously close ties with energy-rich Qatar. Qatar's port authority announced the launch of two new services from Hamad Port to Oman's Sohar and Salalah ports, circumventing the need for cargo to stop in the neighbouring United Arab Emirates .

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  • United Kingdom election: Theresa May keeps top jobs unchanged
United Kingdom election: Theresa May keeps top jobs unchanged

According to the exit polls , whichever party forms the next government will need to form a coalition with smaller parties, a reality that is more common in other parliamentary democracies, such as Israel. The U.K. election results are a setback to May and the Conservative Party ahead of the start of Brexit negotiations in 10 days. Reacting to ...

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  • Britain, EU in suspense as May tries to strike power deal
Britain, EU in suspense as May tries to strike power deal

European governments have remained steadfast in their view that the United Kingdom can't have membership in the single market if it limits immigration and that Britain must agree to meet its financial obligations before discussions on a future trade deal can begin.

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  • People Confirmed Dead in Grenfell Tower Fire With 70 Still Unaccounted For
People Confirmed Dead in Grenfell Tower Fire With 70 Still Unaccounted For

Queen Elizabeth II , the opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn and Mayor Khan have all met the block's former residents during their visits. London police said an investigation, led by a detective from its homicide and major crime unit, would examine whether criminal offences had been committed although they said there was nothing to su...

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  • Theresa May must put Northern Ireland ahead of her DUP deal
Theresa May must put Northern Ireland ahead of her DUP deal

Britain's finance minister said Friday that jobs and growth should be the priority when Brexit negotiations begin next week, indicating that the weakened government in London might be softening its tone with Brussels . Prompted by her poor election showing, particularly among pro-EU young people who fear losses of jobs and opportunity for Brex...

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  • First Brexit talks to focus on British expats and 'divorce bill'
First Brexit talks to focus on British expats and 'divorce bill'

Turkey has special arrangements with the customs union but must follow Brussels in trade policies with other global players. Rule over Northern Ireland is due to revert to London if parties fail to reach a deal on a power-sharing government, but what that means for the country if the DUP is a part of that government at Westminster remains t...

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  • United Kingdom gets its first female Sikh MP in general election
United Kingdom gets its first female Sikh MP in general election

She's then got to present a programme to Parliament. With 649 of 650 seats declared, the Conservatives had won 318 seats and Labour 261 followed by the pro-independence Scottish National Party on 34. May, jolted by the electoral setback, however, remained defiant to calls for her resignation and vowed to form a minority government with the info...

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  • Nigerien Authorities Rescue Abandoned Nigerian Migrates in Sahara Desert
Nigerien Authorities Rescue Abandoned Nigerian Migrates in Sahara Desert

It comes after at least 44 Libya-bound migrants, including women and babies, died of thirst in the Sahara desert two weeks ago after their vehicle broke down in scorching conditions. Last June, the bodies of 34 migrants - including 20 children - were recovered near the Niger-Algeria border. To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken lan...

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  • SNP to announce new Westminster leader
SNP to announce new Westminster leader

According to the newspaper, a third (34%) of those who voted Yes in the 2014 referendum on independence told pollsters the First Minister should drop the proposal. Ian Blackford, Joanna Cherry, Drew Hendry and Tommy Sheppard are all vying to succeed Angus Robertson after he lost his seat in the House of Commons in the general election.

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  • Trump thrusts US, Cuba back toward hostile relations
Trump thrusts US, Cuba back toward hostile relations

Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Roque, Vic. According to senior White House officials, Trump is also revisiting trade and travel policies towards Cuba, clamping down on individual people-to-people travel. Julian Martinez, 71 and retired, described Trump words as "extraordinary". But many wonder if tighter restrictions on visits to Cuba will deter US touri...

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  • Ariana Grande Debuts 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' Benefit Single
Ariana Grande Debuts 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' Benefit Single

Little Mix say it was an honour to be part of the "beautiful" One Love Manchester concert. The sold-out concert also featured Justin Bieber , Coldplay , Pharrell Williams , Liam Gallagher , Katy Perry , Take That and more. Every artist had an emotional message, with common threads of togetherness and love prevailing; Grande wrapped up the...

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  • May orders inquiry into London fire
May orders inquiry into London fire

Firefighters are still searching for victims in the 24-story Grenfell Tower that went up in flames early Wednesday. In a report compiled before the Grenfell Tower disaster on Wednesday, the Building Research Establishment, which works for the Department of Communities and Local Government on fire investigations, said attempts to innovate with...

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  • DHS formally rolls back Obama's DAPA immigration program
DHS formally rolls back Obama's DAPA immigration program

Established by then-President Barack Obama in 2014, DAPA offered deportation reprieves and working papers to undocumented parents of children who are either USA citizens or have legal residency here and who have lived in the United States for at least five years.

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  • Theresa May called a 'coward' after meeting Grenfell fire victims
Theresa May called a 'coward' after meeting Grenfell fire victims

As she spoke to Sky News at the site of the fire in west London , Mrs Leadsom was confronted by a local resident, who said opportunities had been missed to make the 24-storey block safe following a report into the 2009 Lakanal House fire in Camberwell, south London .

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  • Yanez found not guilty in fatal shooting of Philando Castile
Yanez found not guilty in fatal shooting of Philando Castile

She said Friday that she was "incredibly disappointed with the jury's verdict". A jury found Officer Jeronimo Yanez not guilty of one count of manslaughter and two counts of endangerment by intentionally shooting a firearm. There is shouting, and Yanez screams "Don't pull it out!" before he fires seven shots into the auto. She also acknowledged...

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  • Britain can rejoin the European Union but only on poorer terms
Britain can rejoin the European Union but only on poorer terms

Meanwhile, a deadly fire at a tower block in London could delay the announcement of any deal to stay in power, the BBC reported. The Democratic Unionist Party wants to attach its own conditions onto Brexit as part of its deal with the Conservatives - including the insistence on a "soft border" between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.

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  • Kellyanne Conway's husband: Trump tweets won't help travel ban pass
Kellyanne Conway's husband: Trump tweets won't help travel ban pass

Asked at a briefing if the President would disavow his intention to bar Muslims from entering the country, Spicer said, "r ight now the President is focused on making sure that we make the appropriate arguments to get the ban in place", insisting that the order was fully lawful.

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  • London blaze death toll reaches 30 as queen visits survivors
London blaze death toll reaches 30 as queen visits survivors

The Grenfell Tower housed about 600 people in 120 apartments. Still, the political fallout from the tragedy intensified as Members of Parliament demanded to know why fire safety standards at the tower had not been more rigorous. Entire families were missing, and the death toll is certain to rise. City council chiefs have also written to r...

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