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Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain Defend Blockade On Qatar

Saudi Arabia and Bahrain later banned Al Jazeera from being aired in tourist destinations, with violators facing fines and even imprisonment. As far as TV channel Al-Jazeera located in Doha is concerned, since long its independent and professional news coverage and analysis caused reservations and insecurity among the conservative and dictatorial Arab regimes. Read More »

2nd LD: Protesters storm local town hall over London fire

The cause of Wednesday's blaze is still under investigation, but anger has mounted in the community amid reports that exterior paneling used in an extensive renovation completed past year may have been banned by United Kingdom rules. He says trust in the authorities is "falling through the floor". He said the group had spoken about their "demands and what we expect". Attention has focused on materials used during the renovation process completed previous year. Read More »

Ruth Davidson: Tories need to listen to other parties on Brexit


Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson said yesterday the general election had shown Scots had "had enough of their constant talk of division". The Scottish Tory leader has said she wants Theresa May's government to "look again" at Brexit and work with other parties to reach a consensus. Read More »

Al Jazeera says its Arabic channel Twitter account suspended

Qatar has yet to see any demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies as they continue an embargo on the country, according to Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Qatar's foreign minister. An Arabic hashtag on Twitter has also appeared calling for Saudis to cut ties with Turkey. "I made the same offer to King Salman. and said that if it's appropriate we could also establish a base in Saudi Arabia". Read More »

J&K: Dead bodies of 3 terrorists including LeT commander, weapons recovered

As they were cordoning off the area, youth gathered around the area and started pelting stones at the forces which led to clashes between the forces and the civilians. Two bodies were recovered yesterday from the same area. The militants hurled grenades inside the police jeep and opened heavy automatic gunfire killing the five, including the officer on the spot. Read More »

Bodies of 7 US Sailors Found in Damaged Part of USS Fitzgerald

The remains are being taken to the Naval Hospital Yokosuka for identification. The ship carries a Philippine flag but is listed as owned by Japanese shipping giant NYK Line. Rear Adm. Charles Williams highlighted "the extraordinary courage of the Fitzgerald sailors who contained the flooding, stabilized the ship and sailed her back to Yokosuka despite the exceptionally trying circumstances". Read More »

Dem: Congress will begin impeachment if Trump fires Mueller, Rosenstein

Now, the president has said through his aides he does not plan, at this time , to try and fire the special counsel Bob Mueller, but there's one person recommending he does just that. People were amazed Trump would make such public statements about the ongoing investigation, particularly if he was calling out Rosenstein. The Russia issue has cast a shadow over Trump's five months in office. Read More »

Donald Trump on Twitter: agenda doing well despite 'withhunt'

The president wrote on Twitter: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" "She added that she was "increasingly concerned" Mr Trump will fire both [investigative special counsel] Robert Mueller and Rosenstein". Read More »

No 'proof' of 'collusion' with Russians, Trump says

President Donald Trump made a surprising comment about the possible investigation into obstruction of justice for firing former FBI Director James Comey . "The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations ". The White House has used a memo written by Mr Rosenstein to justify Mr Trump's decision to sack Mr Comey, but that Trump action may now be part of the probe. Read More »

Scalise upgraded to 'serious' condition, able to speak to family


Four others were wounded when gunman James Hodgkinson opened fire on the practice; Hodgkinson, 66, was killed by Capitol Police officers . Ahead of the medical update, Scalise's chief of staff read a statement from the congressman's wife, Jennifer, who thanked people ― including President Donald Trump ― for their support. Read More »

President Trump Reportedly Wanting to Fire Mueller

The Twitter attacks came as Vice President Mike Pence hired a personal lawyer to represent him in the intensifying investigation. It took about 24 hours, but the White House has knocked down speculation that President Donald Trump considered firing special prosecutor Robert Mueller . Read More »

'Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations,' says Rod Rosenstein

US President Donald Trump speaks about the shootings in Alexandria, Virginia, from the White House in Washington , US, June 14, 2017. Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, declined to comment for this story, but said "that the special counsel's office has undertaken stringent controls to prohibit unauthorized disclosures and will deal severely with any member who engages in this conduct". Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise's Condition is Upgraded, Watched Baseball Game

Sava said that after being released from the hospital, Scalise "will require a period of healing and rehabilitation". "The Congressional Baseball Game has never been about Republicans against Democrats", said Rep. David Bailey walked to the pitcher's mound on crutches and former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre handed him the game ball. Bailey gave a good-natured shrug as the stadium applauded. Read More »

What May Be in the Senate's Health Bill

Steve Daines's office and express outrage at the way Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to ram a health insurance bill through the Senate without hearings, public input or financial data from the Congressional Budget Office . Read More »

'Bad' people leading 'witch hunt' probe

US President Donald Trump has mocked FBI investigators of not being able to find any evidence related to the probe of a possible collusion between his team and Russian Federation during 2016 Presidential election. He continued to rail against "the phony Witch Hunt " on Friday morning. The president tweeted Friday, "Despite the phony Witch Hunt going on in America, the economic & jobs numbers are great". Read More »

Vatican, Germany reaffirm Paris climate accord post

Worldwide cooperation to combat climate change is likely to be one of the main topics for the upcoming July 7-8 Group of 20 (G20) summit in Hamburg , particularly following US President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Accord . Read More »

Newt Gingrich, Who Led Impeachment of Bill Clinton: "The President"

In English: Anyone who tries to threaten or corruptly influence an executive branch official not to carry forward an investigation has obstructed justice. Gingrich speaks regularly with Trump and is promoting a new book on how to "understand" him. "What you have lived through for 2.5 long years is the most systematic, deliberate obstruction-of-justice, cover-up, and effort to avoid the truth we have ever seen in American history", Gingrich said in 1998. Read More »

Lawyer says Trump not under investigation

The Washington Post reported last Wednesday that Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election had expanded to include of probe of Trump himself for allegedly attempting to obstruct justice. Trump himself appeared to confirm the investigation's existence in a tweet posted Friday. "I believe this is the thing that could happen for the president". Read More »

No 'proof' on 'collusion' with Russians, says Trump


Over the weekend, a Trump lawyer publicly refused to rule out that possibility, stressing that the president has the necessary authority. At issue are two meetings he had in December, during the Trump administration's transition period: one with Sergey Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the United States, and the other with Sergey Gorkov, who runs a Russian state-owned bank and is close to Putin. Read More »

Brexit talks to start Monday

We want to end the anxiety facing four million citizens. "We believe that the withdrawal process can not be concluded without the future relationship also being taken into account", the spokesman said. The Commission statement said: " The opening of negotiations at political level next week will focus on issues related to citizens' rights, the financial settlement, the Northern Irish border and other separation issues, as part of the sequenced approach to the talks. Read More »

Palestinians dismiss IS claim of Israel policewoman killing

According to them, two of the assailants opened fire on a group of officers who returned fire, and the third stabbed the border policewoman a short distance away before being shot. In 2016, a truck-ramming attack that killed four soldiers at a Jerusalem tourist site could have had links to the group, Israeli authorities said, but IS did not claim responsibility. Read More »

Condition of U.S. lawmaker shot by anti-Trump gunman improves to 'serious'


Steve Scalise is "in some trouble", President Trump said Thursday, before adding he's hopeful the House Whip will make a full recovery. A statement from MedStar Washington Hospital Center released late Wednesday said the bullet that hit Scalise "travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding". Read More »

NBA Finals Game 5 registers big ratings for ABC

His transformation wasn't any more evident than in Game 5, as he shot a dominant 70 percent from the field en route to a team-high 39 points to lead the Warriors to a 129-120 title-clinching win. After receiving heavy criticism for joining Golden State and many calling the move "weak" and bad for the National Basketball Association, the star had to perform and excel on the biggest stage, and he did just that. Read More »