• Ex-Saudi crown prince pledges allegiance to successor
Ex-Saudi crown prince pledges allegiance to successor

Mohammed bin Salman , the newly appointed Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia , is already a well-established and formidable player on both the Saudi and world stage. With the Saudi royal succession " a done deal ", the real issue is how to create the best possible working relationship between the White House and the Saudi royals "at a time of real...

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  • McCain says Americans should stay out of North Korea
McCain says Americans should stay out of North Korea

Kim. "While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea , it has not worked out", he wrote, referring to his apparently failed attempts to persuade the Chinese government to contain the totalitarian regime, with whom China shares a 880 mile-long stretch of border.

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  • Brexit: 2018 Queen's Speech cancelled by government
Brexit: 2018 Queen's Speech cancelled by government

Elizabeth II will read out the speech from the throne in the House of Lords in front of peers, MPs, ambassadors, judges and high commissioners. Four militant attacks have questioned her grip on national security, and the death of at least 79 people in a tower block fire has become a flashpoint for public anger at her party's record in government.

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  • Qatar Airways Responds To Concerns Over Diplomatic Crisis In Region
Qatar Airways Responds To Concerns Over Diplomatic Crisis In Region

The announcement came a day after Senegal recalled its envoy from Doha , citing its "active solidarity" with Saudi Arabia . On Monday, Saudi Arabia, Egypt , Bahrain and the UAE cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and shut down land, sea and air links, accusing it of supporting terror groups in the region.

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  • French government spokesman says MoDem exit from cabinet 'simplifies things'
French government spokesman says MoDem exit from cabinet 'simplifies things'

Macron's office announced Wednesday that Florence Parly, a former executive and budget official, would become the new defense minister after the previous defense chief, Sylvie Goulard , the highest ranking woman in the five-week-old government, stepped down.

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  • 'Imagine' if Britain stays in EU? Discord at EU summit
'Imagine' if Britain stays in EU? Discord at EU summit

Sadiq Khan , the mayor of London , is calling on the government to fight to keep Britain in the single market, as senior opposition politicians step up the pressure on Theresa May for a softer Brexit after her Commons majority was wiped out at the general election .

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  • USA fighter jet shoots down pro-Syrian-regime drone
USA fighter jet shoots down pro-Syrian-regime drone

F-18 Super Hornet shot down a Syrian government SU-22 drone after it dropped bombs near troops from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are now moving towards Raqqah, Daesh's Syrian stronghold. The deconfliction zone is an area in which US and Russian forces have agreed not to operate. "We are very well prepared and positioned to defe...

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  • In Brussels, weakened May to outline guarantees for EU expats in Britain
In Brussels, weakened May to outline guarantees for EU expats in Britain

British Prime Minister Theresa May's remarks at the two-day meeting are expected to include reassurances about the futures of the three million citizens of other European Union countries now living in Britain. "So, who knows?", said Tusk, citing Lennon's " Imagine ". Michel wrote in a Twitter message: "It's time for action and certainty". But...

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  • Grenfell Tower fire: PM apologises for local and national government failures
Grenfell Tower fire: PM apologises for local and national government failures

The news accompanies a pledge by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid that central government will cover any costs incurred by councils in the process of making tower blocks similar to Grenfell safe. Victims of the Grenfell Tower Fire who are now homeless "have been sleeping in their cars and in parks", it has been claimed. "The ward where this ...

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  • Senate GOP Unveils ObamaCare Repeal Bill
Senate GOP Unveils ObamaCare Repeal Bill

McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is viewed inside the White House and around Washington as a master of the Senate, someone who knows his caucus and what it will take to get a bill passed. Exit question: Could it be that McConnell deliberately "underwrote" the bill to make it easier to get buy-ins from reluctant senators this week? "But you ...

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  • Saudi Arabia: A Dramatic Reordering Of Succession
Saudi Arabia: A Dramatic Reordering Of Succession

According to Bahout, recent developments, such as U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Riyadh in May, the U.S. administration's anti-Iran stance, and the rift with Qatar, might have offered a good climate to remove Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef from his post.

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  • The plane, US shot down Iranian drone of a shock in Syria
The plane, US shot down Iranian drone of a shock in Syria

The Shaheed-129 drone was armed and displayed hostile intent when it was intercepted by an F-15E Strike Eagle around 12:30 a.m. local time near the Syrian city of Tanf, according to U.S. That Syrian aircraft had dropped bombs near the SDF south of the city of Tabqah. It comes days after a USA warplane shot down a Syrian government fighter jet...

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  • Senate Republicans release health care bill
Senate Republicans release health care bill

But it remains unclear whether he will have enough votes. But ahead of the bill's release and next week's potential vote, it's clear some GOP senators want nothing to do with it - and that spells big trouble for pro-repeal Republicans in the chamber.

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  • Intel officials tell Mueller of uncomfortable interaction with Trump on Russian Federation case
Intel officials tell Mueller of uncomfortable interaction with Trump on Russian Federation case

Two top intelligence officials told investigators with Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the Senate that President Trump suggested they publicly shoot down claims that his campaign colluded with the Russians to interfere in the 2016 election, according to a report on Thursday.

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  • Saudi king clears path to throne for son in surprise shake up
Saudi king clears path to throne for son in surprise shake up

Mohammed bin Salman has also been named deputy Prime Minister but still conserves his role as defense minister. That visit to Washington helped to lay the foundation for Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia in May, which marked the president's first overseas visit.

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  • Capitol Police drag disabled protesters away without wheelchairs during Trumpcare protests
Capitol Police drag disabled protesters away without wheelchairs during Trumpcare protests

ADAPT, a disability rights organisation, staged a "die-in" outside Mr McConnell's office to protest the legislation, which would generate cuts to the Medicaid services used by many disabled individuals. "Sixty people in wheelchairs are pretty noticeable", he said. "Yeah, her", Kimmel said as a photo of McConnell flashed on screen. One protester i...

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  • Jeh Johnson: DNC did not want DHS help following election hack
Jeh Johnson: DNC did not want DHS help following election hack

Trump has decried the investigations as witch hunts and has rejected the assessment by USA intelligence agencies that Russia's hacking and disinformation campaign was meant to aid his candidacy. While the Russians had conducted covert operations targeting past USA elections, he said, the Internet "has allowed Russia to do so much more" than ...

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  • US Navy ballistic missile intercept test fails
US Navy ballistic missile intercept test fails

A missile intercept test was conducted late Wednesday from Kauai, but it was unsuccessful, the U.S. Navy said. A US defense official told Fox News both the ballistic missile and the SM-3 interceptor missile fired from the American warship landed in the ocean, but neither was recovered after both missiles broke up when impacting the water.

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  • Sales chief says Boeing won 571 orders and commitments
Sales chief says Boeing won 571 orders and commitments

Boeing's development chief said on Tuesday Airbus marketing risked ignoring the "physics of the universe". The European planemaker has seen arch-rival Boeing grab most of the headlines so far, but could turn to one of its top buyers as a potential wild card for the show, industry sources said.

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  • USA jet shoots down Iranian drone over Syria
USA jet shoots down Iranian drone over Syria

In another development, the U.S. military announced officially that coalition forces had killed the top cleric of so-called Islamic State (IS), Turki al-Binali, in an air strike in Syria last month. The US-led coalition said it will defend itself against any threat . The US has defended its attack on the Syrian jet, stating that it was in de...

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