• Saudi king names son crown prince
Saudi king names son crown prince

Noting the declining power of Mohammed bin Nayef due to the king's recent decrees, Tasnim said, "The recent crisis between Saudi Arabia and Qatar revealed the disagreements inside the ruling dynasty more than in the past". Despite his longstanding Washington ties, it was Mohammed bin Salman, who embarked on major overseas visits, including ...

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  • Arab states should give Qatar list of
Arab states should give Qatar list of "actionable" demands -US's Tillerson

They want results, and let's see this resolved quickly", Nauert said. QNB has a good capital base, diversified funding sources and one of the best cost-to-income ratios so the standoff isn't impacting the bank's ability to get funding from the worldwide market, the official said.

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  • Ninth Circuit Largely Upholds Injunction on President Trump's Revised Travel Ban
Ninth Circuit Largely Upholds Injunction on President Trump's Revised Travel Ban

Previous rulings have focused on Trump's call, before assuming office, for a travel ban against "all Muslims " in denying the ban , even though the eventual ban focused only on countries with terror ties and not on people based on their religion.

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  • Key Macron ally says he is quitting French government
Key Macron ally says he is quitting French government

But with Macron's victory on Sunday, his La Republique en Marche party will retain an absolute majority in parliament even without MoDem's support. That could give ammunition to leftist opponents who call him a right-winger in disguise. That followed an announcement late on Monday that Richard Ferrand , an aide to President Emmanuel Macron ...

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  • Pope meets with NFL delegation, urges 'culture of encounter'
Pope meets with NFL delegation, urges 'culture of encounter'

Today Jerry met with Pope Francis in the Vatican as a part of a delegation from the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Francis also admitted to being an avid football fan - then he clarified that's the game Americans call soccer. "God created the heavens and the earth for all; yet sadly some have erected barriers, walls and fences, betraying the orig...

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  • Talks to support Conservatives making progress, DUP says
Talks to support Conservatives making progress, DUP says

DUP sources have said that the two-party negotiations had not proceeded "in the way we would have expected" , but it is still possible Theresa May could go ahead with a minority government. May added: "I am personally committed to ensuring a practical solution that recognizes the unique economic, social, cultural and political context of the land...

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  • 2 more government ministers resign
2 more government ministers resign

Observers say that pledge makes it hard for the president to keep MoDem in his government because the party is facing allegations it broke European Parliament rules by using funds to pay parliamentary assistants who are actually based in France .

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  • Macron says 'door always open' for United Kingdom to stay in EU
Macron says 'door always open' for United Kingdom to stay in EU

George and giant flags from both countries were rolled out onto the field. The chance to stand in solidarity with the French president against terrorism will come as a "welcome reprieve" for May and serve to remind people that she is still prime minister despite her political woes, Dobbs said.

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  • After high-profile losses, reps seek change at top
After high-profile losses, reps seek change at top

But Mr. Trump's low approval ratings weren't enough to sink Handel, especially given that neither candidate dwelled on Mr. Trump during the campaign. Democrats had hoped Georgia would provide a breakthrough for a party trying to harvest electoral victories from the grassroots anti-Trump activism seen in marches on Washington and boisterous cr...

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  • The UK's Next Government Is Still Stuck On The Negotiating Table
The UK's Next Government Is Still Stuck On The Negotiating Table

His rare absence from the State Opening of Parliament added to the solemnity of an occasion cherished by the British people and replete with historical tradition. The primary issue was scheduling. Both ceremonies take weeks of preparation and planning, and it was deemed too hard to prepare for two such events so close together.

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  • Trump calls for stricter limits on welfare for immigrants
Trump calls for stricter limits on welfare for immigrants

Trump said.@POTUS: It would be a attractive thing if we could get together as 2 parties that love our country, and come up with that great healthcare. The president also praised his administration's succession from the Paris climate accord, job growth, new policy on Cuba, and appointment of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, while criticizing the...

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  • France's Macron taps relative unknowns in government reshuffle
France's Macron taps relative unknowns in government reshuffle

Junior European affairs minister Marielle de Sarnez is also leaving government, sources told Reuters . The president, elected just over a month ago, made improving transparency in politics a priority. Bayrou ran twice for president himself, nearly making the second round in 2007, and his February endorsement was a major boost for Macron's campai...

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  • Senate plan would halt Obamacare penalties and taxes
Senate plan would halt Obamacare penalties and taxes

His comments Tuesday came amid growing indications that the climactic vote could occur next week. A key question is whether the GOP's bill will be able to offer financial aid for purchasing individual health plans while at the same time banning that aid from being used to buy plans that cover abortions.

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  • DUP and Conservatives 'making progress' on deal
DUP and Conservatives 'making progress' on deal

The formal State Opening of Parliament by Queen Elizabeth II comes after a string of tragedies which have shaken the nation, and an election on June 8 in which May lost her parliamentary authority. The extent of May's diminished status will be visible both inside and outside parliament. Following the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in London ...

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  • Pentagon chief blasts N.Korea over US student who died
Pentagon chief blasts N.Korea over US student who died

The Trump administration is considering banning US citizens from traveling to North Korea after the death of Otto Warmbier . Tillerson said he was unable to provide an update on the status of the other three Americans now held in North Korea .

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  • Rep. Moulton calls for new Democratic leadership
Rep. Moulton calls for new Democratic leadership

Handel's handy victory over Democrat Jon Ossoff follows GOP special election wins in Kansas, Montana and SC. His campaign also spent almost seven times more on advertisement time and other costs than Handel. Party leaders profess encouragement from the trends, but the latest losses mean they will have to rally donors and volunteers after ...

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  • Only handful of Senators know what's in GOP healthcare plan
Only handful of Senators know what's in GOP healthcare plan

The sources said that in some instances, the documents McConnell planned to release might suggest optional approaches for issues that remain in dispute among Republicans. A majority of the Republican resisters, known as the Freedom Caucus, say they will vote for the compromise bill even though they still think it spends too much.

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  • Johnson learned well after of DNC systems breach
Johnson learned well after of DNC systems breach

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies to the House Intelligence Committee task force on Capitol Hill in Washington , Wednesday, June 21, 2017, as part of the Russian Federation investigation . "The level of effort and scale required to change the outcome of a national election would make it almost impossible to avoid de...

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  • USA pushing China to rein in companies that deal with NKorea
USA pushing China to rein in companies that deal with NKorea

Trump has been counting on China to use its economic leverage with the government of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as American concern grows over the North's acceleration toward having a nuclear missile that can strike the USA mainland. "We will not be shy about raising our concerns about China's human rights record, and I was direct and candid i...

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  • Tillerson asks for 'flexibility' in Russian sanctions
Tillerson asks for 'flexibility' in Russian sanctions

Corker said he'd agreed to give Tillerson a "short window of opportunity" to reverse the deteriorating relationship between the United States and Russian Federation. Tillerson said the United States would have to work with other countries to deny North Korea access to basics such as oil and will have to consider whether to impose sanctions on those...

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