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Qatar opens channels with Oman ports amid Gulf crisis

Fewer container services will also hurt Qatar's ability to trade. COSCO told customers about the suspension of services to and from Qatar's Hamad Port in a notice issued on June 7, a spokeswoman for COSCO's parent company said on Monday. Container ships carry vital consumer supplies, including food. Last week, Maersk said it has stopped transporting goods in and out of Qatar as a result of the ongoing rift between the tiny Peninsula state and a number of other GCC countries. Read More »

Palestine FM slams Israel premier for 'hindering peace'

On the worldwide stage, a large majority - 67 percent - said that Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria "does not contribute", to one degree or another, to Israel's diplomatic efforts. Israel returned the Sinai to Egypt after signing a peace treaty in 1979, formally annexed the Golan Heights in 1981 and withdrew its troops and settlers from the Gaza Strip in 2005. Read More »

Irish PM expresses concern over May's proposed DUP deal

The talks were paused over the General Election campaign. Mr Brokenshire, who said the Government remained "four square" behind the Good Friday deal, has warned the latest deadline for agreement - June 29 - is "final and immovable". Britain's descent into political crisis just days before the Brexit talks begin has sapped confidence amongst business leaders and infuriated bosses who were already grappling with the fallout from the vote to leave the EU. Read More »

Theresa May to meet with backbench Tory MPs after election fallout

He said he refused the request. Former party leaders have warned any immediate leadership challenge would be too disruptive, but most commentators believe May can not survive in the long-term. "It is clear to me that this Conservative government at Westminster is determined to deliver that". An alliance, at what cost? The spokesman said May was still committed to completing the Brexit process inside two years, as originally planned, and that Britain would still be prepared to walk away ... Read More »

Attorney General Sessions' Testimony To Senate Panel Will Be Public

The White House on Monday suggested Sessions could invoke executive privilege during his testimony depending on "the scope of the questions". Attorney General Jeff Sessions is under growing pressure to explain his role in the firing of James Comey and contacts that he and associates of President Donald Trump had with Russian officials, as lawmakers demand answers following the ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director's dramatic testimony. Read More »

DUP enters into discussions with Conservative Party

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The pair formed part of May's small inner circle and were blamed by many Conservatives for the party's lackluster campaign and unpopular election platform. 10 becomes increasingly fragile. Prior to June 8, the leader of the Scottish National Party, Nicola Sturgeon was pushing hard for a second referendum, after losing the 2014 independence vote. Read More »

PM Nawaz returns to Pakistan after day-long Saudi Arabia visit

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A brief statement issued by the PM House prior to his departure said the visit was taking place "in [the] context of emergent situation in the GCC [Gulf Cooperation Council] countries". Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Adviser to PM on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz are also part of the delegation. He also pledged to continue support for Pakistan on all issues of interest, including matters of its national security. Read More »

Malaysia Airlines flight forced to land over bomb scare

Safety and security are of utmost priority to malaysia airlines . Melbourne's Tullamarine airport was briefly closed during the incident but has since reopened, airport authorities said . The Airbus A330 then landed safely at Terminal 2. Victoria Police officers arrived at Tullamarine airport at 11:55pm with the Special Operations Group and Critical Incident Response Team arriving at 12:23 pm. Read More »

I will form new government, says Theresa May

As May struggled to contain the fallout, her two closest aides resigned. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has emerged as the favorite to replace May. "It didn't materialise then but we campaigned on the basis of a hung parliament two years ago". Britain's largely pro-Conservative press questioned whether May could remain in power. Read More »

Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn face tough questions on live TV

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After seeing the Conservative polling lead dwindle to single figures in the wake of the Conservative manifesto and subsequent furore over social care, Mrs May ditched her "strong and stable" mantra and attempted to shift the focus back to Brexit during the Sky and Channel 4 broadcast. Read More »

'100 percent' willing to go under oath to refute Comey

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As he has before, Trump continued to blast mainstream news outlets. The president also tweeted about one of the other bombshells that came out of the testimony hearing-that Comey helped orchestrate a leak of his personal memos of his interactions with Trump to the press. Read More »

May to face Conservative MPs after election disaster

If May had won a majority last Thursday, she would have been converting the policy agenda in the Conservative election manifesto into laws in the Queen's Speech. Mrs May has struggled to reassert her authority after losing her parliamentary majority in the snap election. The political turmoil comes a week before Britain is due to start negotiating the terms of its exit from the European Union in talks of unprecedented complexity that are supposed to wrap up by the end of March 2019, when ... Read More »

Half-staff flags, bells mark 1 year since Pulse massacre

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The tweet reads: "Honoring the 49 lives lost at #PulseNightClub, including Saginaw's Tevin Crosby". Several Orlando Pride players opened up about the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Pulse Night Club that killed 49 people . "I miss Pulse", she said. Most of those killed were of Hispanic descent. And Mayor Buddy Dyer took to the stage to reinforce a message the Orlando community has been sending ever since a gunman stormed the club on June 12, 2016 , and killed dozens ... Read More »

Porn clip played in Punjab darbar meet, probe ordered

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The BSF officials conducted the meeting to discuss matters related to security and personnel. In the presentation, an official switched on the projector and played porn video through his lap tap. "The clip played for 90 seconds before it was abruptly shut down", said a source. Officers contend that the clip was played accidentally. The IG said they had identified the officer whose laptop was used in the "darbar". Read More »

Philippine flag raised on Independence Day in war-torn city

At least 70 Philippine policemen remain missing since clashes broke out between security forces and Daesh-linked terrorists last month, a senior officer said on Monday. A US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said support included aerial surveillance and targeting, electronic eavesdropping, communications assistance and training. Read More »

Rafael Nadal Wins Historic 10th French Open Title

It is his most one-sided final win since allowing Roger Federer just four games in the 2008 final. "I play my best at all events, but the feeling here is impossible to describe". "For sure he's playing the best he's ever played ". They previously captured the 2015 Australian and French Opens as well as the 2016 US Open . Read More »

Trump travel ban in limbo as court upholds injunction

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It believes the USA president has the constitutional authority to decide who all can enter the country . It also called for a 120-day ban on all refugees. The refugee program is not at issue in the 4th Circuit case. The opinion was authored by judges Michael Daly Hawkins, Ronald M. Gould and Richard A. Read More »

California sixth-grader wins National Spelling Bee

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Ananya Vinay may have won the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday, but there's one word the 12-year-old Fresno, California resident couldn't work out. Ananya was on the radar of some veteran bee watchers but didn't come in with a high profile. She said Grant was disappointed that he did not recognize the root word of his word, oblivescence. Read More »

Presidential spokesman says Israel destroys any chance of peace

The Israelis rallied in Haifa on Monday, the anniversary of the Six-Day War fought on June 5-10, 1967 between the Israeli regime on the one side and Egypt, Jordan , and Syria on the other. The global body's chief said the occupation has shaped the lives of Palestinians and Israelis alike, fueling "recurring cycles of violence and retribution". Read More »

Theresa May to Remain PM Despite Calls to Go

Prior to the elections, May's Conservative party held 330 seats; it was rather challenging for May and her party to pass major legislation with such a narrow majority. Speaking Friday, leader Arlene Foster said the DUP would enter into discussions with the Prime Minister to "bring stability to our nation at this time of great challenge". Read More »

Donald Trump to be sued over foreign government payments

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In the case of President Trump , many will be anxious to see whether Mrs. Trump's daily presence will have a positive influence on Trump's behavior and mood, including his often angry tweet storms. I am suing Pres. "The president can stand over here with his president of the United States hat and he's not allowed to take payments". In May, the Trump Organization said it would not ask guests at hotels and resorts if their stays are being paid for with foreign government money, ... Read More »

Iran qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

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Iran , managed by former Real Madrid and Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz since 2011, tops Group A of Asian qualifying. Samvel Babayan s men, who have 12 points from eight matches, are not yet out of contention for an automatic place but will have to win their remaining two matches and hope other results go in their favour. Read More »