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Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif hopes for swift solution to crisis over Qatar

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Turkey and Iran have promised Qatar food supplies and troops. The Eritrean Information Ministry's statement of support on Monday came despite its previously close ties with energy-rich Qatar. Pakistan has opted to remain neutral in the ongoing tussle between Saudi-led coalition and Qatar whereas efforts have been accelerated for diplomatic solution to the quandary engulfing the Persian Gulf. Read More »

US troops near besieged Marawi, but not fighting

The defunct task force's mission "transitioned to rotational assignments of U.S. SOF based on close consultation with our AFP partners to appropriately tailor our approach to their requests", she said . US PRESENCE US troops are on the ground near Marawi City but are not involved in fighting the militants, Mr. Padilla also said. In Washington, a security official who is familiar with the region said the battle in Marawi appeared to be locked in a stalemate. Read More »

Rob Manfred supports decision to play Congressional Baseball Game

The shooting occurred at a popular park and baseball complex in Alexandria, Virginia, where Republican lawmakers and others were gathered for a morning practice about 7 a.m. Police have said that at least 50 to 100 rounds were fired by the suspect. Lawmakers took cover in the dugout. After medical personnel arrived, he said he retrieved Scalise's phone and made the first call to Scalise's wife to notify her of the shooting. Read More »

Va. governor: 'There are too many guns on the streets'

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A reporter asked why he brought it up. "Everyone was focused on the facts of the case" and what might be needed to enhance lawmakers' security, said Republican Representative Barbara Comstock. Scalise, the No. 3 Republican in the House, has worked to oppose new federal gun controls that he has seen as an assault on the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment right to bear arms. Read More »

UK, EU in suspense as May tries to strike power deal

Arlene Foster and DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds entered Downing Street at around 12:40 p.m. (1140 GMT, 7:40 a.m. EDT). "She said she will serve us as long as we want her". The talks are being closely watched in European capitals as they could delay the expected start of Brexit negotiations next week, as well as change Britain's entire approach to its EU withdrawal. Read More »

Even Oprah's dog wants to be Wonder Woman -- or does she?

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Preparations for the most fun looking party in town seem to have started well in advance of the big day. Female movie goers noticed there were no "male gaze" shots of Diana during the film . Although Oprah has yet to post photos or video of her guests enjoying the festivities, it's already a party we wish we could go to. There's no way you'd be stuck using Christmas tree lights to jazz up your apartment. Read More »

Secret Service says they don't have Trump tapes

Hey I hope this happens, but you've got to do your job .' That's what he told Comey. "There's no - 'Hey, I'm hoping - You and I are friends". Trump Jr.'s comments appeared to contradict his father's assertions about the incident. "You may be the first president in history to go down because you can't stop inappropriately talking about an investigation that if you just were quiet, would clear you", Graham said on CBS's "Face the Nation". Read More »

Gunfire turns U.S. lawmakers' baseball practice into 'killing field'

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Williams says Flake first used his belt in the dugout to stop the bleeding of a leg wound sustained by his staff member, Zachary Barth, who Flake said "ran on a bad leg all the way across the field into the dugout". "House Democrats praying for our House GOP [and] Senate GOP baseball colleagues after hearing about the horrific shooting", Rep. Ruben J. Kihuen, D-Nev., wrote on Twitter . Read More »

Will Jeff Sessions answer or dodge today's Senate questions on Trump, Comey?

Sessions confirmed, for example, that Comey approached him a day after the Oval Office meeting, at the butt of which Trump dismissed everyone except for Comey, including Sessions and Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law. If Comey had information that Sessions would need to recuse himself, he said, that would have been "double reason" to talk to Boente. His refusals to comment , including about conversations with Trump on Comey's firing, repeatedly irked committee Democrats. Read More »

Police appeal for information on missing people following London fire

Khan, the London mayor, said questions needed to be answered about the safety of tower blocks after some residents said they had been advised they should stay in their flats in the event of a fire. As rescue squads continued the grim task of working their way through the fire-charred tower, the number of people who perished in the blazing heat of the fire is expected to rise. Read More »

London fire: 6 dead and 50 injured in Grenfell Tower

The London Metropolitan Police said residents were being evacuated and there were "a number of people being treated for a range of injuries". Cotton told reporters she'd never seen anything like the fire in her almost 30 years as a firefighter. Read More »

The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB) Sees Volume Pop in Session

The average 12 month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the previous year is $32.21. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 1.23% with $820.56 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. Read More »

Companies involved in tower refurbishment respond to fire

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She told the Press Association: "People were starting to appear at the windows, frantically banging and screaming". Other witnesses spoke of children including a baby being thrown to safety from high windows. Nassima Boutrig, who lives opposite the building, said she was awakened by sirens and smoke so thick that it filled her home as well. I saw it engulfed in flames. Read More »

Greece woos new Macedonia government, insists on name change

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Athens has blocked membership efforts, arguing that its neighbor's name implies a territorial threat to its own region of Macedonia. "I am seeking support from the Greek government and the people of Greece", Dimitrov told a joint press conference in Athens, saying that his country would do its utmost to strengthen trust and cooperation with neighbouring Greece. Read More »

Theresa May wasn't sobbing over election result, says Brexit Secretary Davis

The only decent argument in favour of Theresa Mays decision not to step down as British Prime Minister after a disastrous election is that the first round of Brexit talks is scheduled for June 19. May also effectively named Damian Green, who wanted to stay in the European Union, as her deputy. I'm not going to comment on statements by others. Former cabinet ministers Michael Heseltine and George Osborne "should shut up", Jenkin told Sky News on Sunday, as he attacked "avidly pro-European ... Read More »

6 dead, 74 injured in London high-rise fire

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Police commander Stuart Cundy said Wednesday he did not anticipate further survivors. They banged on windows, screamed for help, dropped children from smoky floors in a desperate attempt to save them. NHS England said 74 people are being treated in six hospitals across the capital, of whom 20 are in critical care. "Anyone who is concerned about loved ones in relation to the fire should contact Casualty Bureau which has been opened following the fire. Read More »

Brussels left waiting as May tries to clinch deal

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Days after Mrs May lost her parliamentary majority in a failed electoral gamble, the premier welcomed the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party to Downing Street in a bid to gain the support of its 10 MPs. Corbyn told MPs he would keep the party on a permanent election footing and would continue to campaign around the country in the Conservative marginals the party needs to win in order to form a majority government. Read More »

Senate panel meets with special counsel in Russia probe

Comey also testified he had told Trump he was not under investigation. Mr Mueller is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. The Journal also reported that Ledgett wrote a memo documenting a phone call in which Trump allegedly pushed Rogers to say there wasn't evidence of collusion between Russian Federation and his campaign. Read More »

Waited for results, now it's Brexit time: Merkel

With the Brexit talks set to be held on 19 June, EU leaders predicted that it may be possible that the United Kingdom will demand a delay from the European Union as the formation of a government can possibly take a while following the results of the general elections. Read More »