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Saudi shuts Al Jazeera channel in Qatar row: state media

Saudi shuts Al Jazeera channel in Qatar row: state media They have given all Qatari visitors and residents two weeks to leave their territory. Airlines from any countries instigating the ban will no longer fly to Qatar . But he also named Iran for allegedly fuelling "the fires of sectarian conflict and terror", echoing views long articulated by Saudi Arabia . Meanwhile, an Iranian official says his country can export food to Qatar by sea, as ... [Full Article...]

Veterans Affairs Will Adopt DOD Electronic Healthcare Records Platform

Veterans Affairs Will Adopt DOD Electronic Healthcare Records Platform Shulkin did not announce a potential price tag for the move to a commercial electronic health records system, but said that a price tag of less than $4 billion would likely be "unrealistic". For 17 years, Congress has called on VA to "not only modernize its system but work more closely with the Department of Defense", he said - but still each agency has forged ahead with different EHR systems. [Full Article...]

Does not need Washington to fulfil Paris agreement

Does not need Washington to fulfil Paris agreement European Climate Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete, for example, said Friday that deal would never be revised. President Trump , on the other hand, stood alone before a group of his admirers, including many who are labelled as "climate sceptics" and serve in his government in important capacities such as director of the Environment Protection Agency. [Full Article...]

Several US States, Cities Remain Committed To Paris Agreement

Part of the group now are the governors of California, New York, Washington, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia, as well as the governor of Puerto Rico. Importantly, it is also out of step with what is happening in the United States. "I am very pleased to announce that Minnesota will join the U.S. Climate Alliance, to uphold the te... [Full Article...]

J&J's prostate cancer drug Zytiga shows significant effect in phase 3 trial

The drug is approved for men whose cancer has worsened after treatment with docetaxel chemotherapy and for use before chemo for disease resistant to traditional hormone drugs. "I'm still on the trial, which I find reassuring and, fortunately, my cancer is being managed well". One significant combination is Incyte's selective IDO1 enzyme inhibitor epacadostat, Incyte's in combination with Key... [Full Article...]

China can't 'buy its way out' of global problems

China can't 'buy its way out' of global problems Also referring to South Korea and the US' policy to seek dialogue with North Korea along with pressure, the statement said "it does not make any sense to profess about dialogue with unjust preconditions attached and by applying maximum pressure". [Full Article...]

Two more arrests over Manchester attack: British police

Two more arrests over Manchester attack: British police Greater Manchester Police Chief Ian Hopkins said Friday there is no place for discrimination and hatred in Manchester and urged people to report any incidents. Abedi is said to have made at least two separate trips to DIY shops to buy materials used in his homemade explosive device that killed 22 people and injured dozens more at the Manchester Arena on Monday. [Full Article...]

Iraqi forces launch operation to seize last Islamic State enclave in Mosul

It also said that Iraq requested the strike and the subsequent explosions were caused by devices planted by IS inside the targeted building. Iraq has also opened an inquiry into claims that its forces abused and killed civilians in the battle for the city. [Full Article...]

Qatar Airways suspends all flights to Saudi Arabia

Qatar Airways suspends all flights to Saudi Arabia Another banker said the Saudi Arabian banking system had limited exposure to Qatar and that any curbs on dealings with Qatari banks would not have huge ramifications. The four countries began withdrawing their diplomatic staff from Qatar as regional airlines announced they'd suspend service to its capital, Doha. [Full Article...]

US hikes 'combat power' in Syria, with eye on Iran-backed militia

US hikes 'combat power' in Syria, with eye on Iran-backed militia Force protection at the remote base has been a primary concern, according to officials at U.S. Central Command. The Pentagon has said us military commanders are relaying the warning to Russian officials in daily " deconfliction " phone calls created to prevent accidents in Syria . [Full Article...]

Gulf crisis is latest strain on 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Gulf crisis is latest strain on 2022 World Cup in Qatar The Interim government is affiliated with the internationally recognised House of Representatives and is based in eastern Libya . A decision by the Arab world's strongest powers to break off diplomatic ties with Qatar is already hitting food imports into the small Gulf state with reports that Qataris are beginning to stockpile supplies, trade sources say. [Full Article...]

Anti-terror barriers installed on London bridges

Following Saturday's rampage, Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick has increased patrols on London's streets, including armed officers. The attacker's van careened across Tower Bridge, running over pedestrians. The London Bridge mainline rail station was also open, but for exit only. The men killed seven people and injured 48 others before being shot dead by officers. [Full Article...]

Cop who killed Tamir Rice fired for job application omission

Cop who killed Tamir Rice fired for job application omission Rice's death occurred during a stretch a few years ago where multiple Black men - nearly all of them unarmed - were shot and killed at the hands of the police nationwide. In 2015, a grand jury chose not to bring criminal charges against Loehmann for the shooting. After the police were notified that the officers wouldn't face criminal charges, Williams ordered a committee to conduct an administra... [Full Article...]

Election campaigning returns amid escalating war of words over terrorism

Election campaigning returns amid escalating war of words over terrorism The Labour leader said in a speech on Sunday the public can not be protected "on the cheap" and insisted the security forces need more resources. The Labour leader's comments came as Mrs May's record as home secretary, when police numbers fell by nearly 20,000, was under the spotlight following the second terror attack during the election period. [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn: Theresa May should resign over police cuts

Jeremy Corbyn: Theresa May should resign over police cuts Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has urged Theresa May to quit as the prime minister of the United Kingdom just three days before the general election on Thursday 8 June. Mr Corbyn also denied he had ever opposed the police having a "shoot-to-kill" policy when dealing with terror attacks, pointing out that an internal BBC investigation of an interview in which he discussed the issue in 2015 had fou... [Full Article...]

Qatar's falling out with its Arab neighbors

Qatar's falling out with its Arab neighbors Three years ago, several Gulf states withdrew their ambassadors from Qatar for nine months over the country's support for the Brotherhood. " Qatar Airways has suspended all flights to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia" until 1159 GMT the same day, a statement from the airline said. [Full Article...]

Sena hits out at Maharashtra government over farmers' stir

Sena hits out at Maharashtra government over farmers' stir Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Monday attacked the Maharashtra government over the farmers' stir, accusing it of creating fissures among them in an attempt to break their unity. The Sena said the chief minister got an opportunity to temporarily save his government by creating fissures among the farmers. Fadnavis said a committee will be formed to decide the details of loan waiver and it will ensure... [Full Article...]

May's Conservatives send new mixed message on tax as election nears

Defending her decision to call an early election, the Prime Minister said she was willing to go back on her promise "because this is a really important moment for our country". We're not in the business of punishing people for getting on, on the contrary we want people to keep more of their earnings. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBernie Sanders "impressed" by UK candidate Jeremy Corbyn Will ... [Full Article...]

British Police Detain More People Over London Bridge Attack

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall will head to Essex, while Tim Farron will be in Scotland before taking part in a Question Time leader debate before Nicola Sturgeon gets grilled too. On the two as-yet unidentified Australians, Mr Turnbull said the government had "very real concerns". Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says Candice Hedge is recovering in St. [Full Article...]

Qatar Rift With Fellow Arab States Follows Comments About Iran

Qatar Rift With Fellow Arab States Follows Comments About Iran The US believes it is important the Gulf Cooperation Council, which includes Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, remains intact, Tillerson said, urging the nations to sort out their differences. 1 enemy and a threat to regional stability. "Trafigura, Glencore and Vitol frequently take LNG from Qatar and deliver it to Egypt but they take ownership of the cargo... [Full Article...]


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