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Emirati diplomat to AP: 'Nothing to negotiate' with Qatar

Bahrain's foreign minister said he appreciated Kuwaiti mediation to resolve an Arab row with Qatar, the Saudi newspaper Mecca reported on Wednesday, but that all options were open for his country to protect itself from Doha , Reuters reported. [Full Article...]

Spicer refers all Russia-related questions to Trump's lawyer

Spicer refers all Russia-related questions to Trump's lawyer Trump did not bring Sean Spicer into a close circle of advisers whom he took to meet Pope Francis during his trip to Rome, prompting sympathy from even the most jaded reporters who spend most of their day mocking his role in the White House. [Full Article...]

Venezuelans 'outraged' at Goldman Sachs

Venezuelan National Assembly President Julio Borges sent the white shoe investment firm a thundering letter, denouncing the decision as "an attempt to make a quick buck off the suffering of the Venezuelan people". "We agree that life there has to get better, and we made the investment in part because we believe it will", the Wall Street bank affirmed. Venezuela's crisis is man-made; a socia... [Full Article...]

All Eyes On Capitol Hill For Comey's Testimony Before Senate Committee

All Eyes On Capitol Hill For Comey's Testimony Before Senate Committee The whole January 27 meeting made him uneasy, Comey said: Trump had him over for a one-on-one dinner in the Green Room at the White House, then asked him if he wanted to remain in the job for which he had seven years remaining in his term. [Full Article...]

South Korea: North Korea fires several short-range missiles

Meanwhile, South Korea has said it will suspend any further deployment of a controversial USA missile defense system until an environmental impact assessment ordered by new President Moon Jae-In is finished. Last week, North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile that landed in Japan's maritime economic zone, prompting protest from both Tokyo and Seoul . [Full Article...]

Thiruvananthapuram shuts down as BJP calls for Hartal, exams postponed

Thiruvananthapuram shuts down as BJP calls for Hartal, exams postponed The CPI (M) was also observing a State-wide protest day against the attack on their General Secretary. BJP offices in Kottayam district were also attacked. The District Collector has ordered the police to remove flag poles of political parties erected in public places to prevent law and order issues. The report further said that incident happened at around 8:30 pm yesterday and the police investig... [Full Article...]

East Brunswick Follows State Trend: Murphy vs. Guadagno for Governor of NJ

His victory means he will take on the victor of Tuesday's Republican primary in November. For almost her entire time as lieutenant governor - and acting governor during Christie's frequent out-of-state jaunts - Guadagno shied away from the press and studiously avoided the spotlight, keeping herself largely to her role as Christie's lead surrogate to the business community and to her ceremonial d... [Full Article...]

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Police Officer In Gaza

In a sign that Hamas is rapidly reassessing what the regional shifts mean, its new leader in Gaza , Yahya Sinwar, is now in Egypt for meetings. While applauding a Kuwaiti effort to mediate the crisis, Gargash said Emirati and Saudi officials planned to concede nothing to Qatar, an worldwide air travel hub now cut off from some of the skies around it and blocked from receiving the trucks ful... [Full Article...]

Kremlin 'resolutely' denies Russia hacked US vote

Kremlin 'resolutely' denies Russia hacked US vote A second official confirmed The Intercept document was authentic and did not dispute that the charges were directly tied to it. Russian officials have protested strongly against comments by U.S. The report itself doesn't offer raw intelligence, The Intercept said, but analyzes intelligence the NSA recently acquired. The FBI and several congressional committees are investigating how Russia ... [Full Article...]

Philippines air strikes hit ISIS-occupied city

Philippine forces said they were in control of most of Marawi , the southern city where nearly 100 people were killed and 60,000 were displaced after fighting in the past week between the military and extremists linked to Islamic State. Almost 85,000 displaced people are staying in 38 shelter areas outside Marawi . "We appeal to our military forces to do a different approach". Maute fighters, ... [Full Article...]

Missing Myanmar plane had 15 children on board

Missing Myanmar plane had 15 children on board The 104 on board included 90 members of soldiers' families and 14 crew. Nine navy ships, five military planes and two helicopters were mobilised on Thursday to search for the missing aircraft. A military spokesman says bodies and aircraft parts have been found during the search for a transport plane that disappeared Wednesday afternoon. A Shaanxi Y-8 plane went missing while flying over the se... [Full Article...]

Trump takes sides in Arab rift, suggests support for isolation of Qatar

Still, the official says the U.S.is working to address the conflict and ensure the USA and its Arab partners remain united in their efforts to right extremism and terrorism. The White House seemed to take a different tone after Trump spoke by telephone with Saudi Arabia's ruler, King Salman. "He added that all parties involved want a positive relation with Iran and would not want to esca... [Full Article...]

US condemns attacks that killed 12 in Iran

US condemns attacks that killed 12 in Iran The Islamic State (IS) took responsibility for the assault, which marks the first major terror attack committed by the terrorist group in Iran since IS ascended to power in 2014. The timing of the attacks, shortly after a presidential election in Iran, may indicate that the perpetrators want to cast doubt on the decision of the Iranian people to give President Hassan Rouhani a second term,... [Full Article...]

Trump offers to host feuding Gulf nations at White House

Both the leaders discussed ways to prevent terror financing and eliminate extremism by any country in region, the White House said on Tuesday. It added that the decision is a "violation of its sovereignty" and that it will work to ensure that it does not affect the citizens and residents of Qatar . [Full Article...]

Five farmers die in shooting at protest rally in India

Five farmers die in shooting at protest rally in India Police had opened fire on Tuesday at a mob of farmers, leaving five dead according to official count and eight according to farmer leaders. At some places, agitators turned violent and torched several vehicles, including those belonging to the police, as a show of anger against the cops, who they blame for Tuesday's firing. [Full Article...]

Michael Flynn turns over 600 pages of documents to Senate Intel

Michael Flynn turns over 600 pages of documents to Senate Intel Comey stated that he had a "positive experience" while dealing with Flynn during the former national security adviser's tenure as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Pressed by Montana Sen. "I think people are anxious to have Comey actually answer questions", Hemingway said on FOX News. "I think it's part of the Bob Mueller investigation, and I think there's a number of congressional co... [Full Article...]

Trump to Iran: states backing terror risk 'falling victim' themselves

Trump to Iran: states backing terror risk 'falling victim' themselves The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack. The Sunni jihadists of IS consider Shiite Iran to be apostates, and Tehran is deeply involved in fighting the group in both Syria and Iraq. President Donald Trump and the Saudi backward leaders who support terrorists. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the attacks would "certainly reinforce the determination of Iranians... [Full Article...]

Timeline: N. Korean missiles a test for new S. Korean leader

Timeline: N. Korean missiles a test for new S. Korean leader The firing of the surface-to-ship missiles was confirmed by South Korea's joint chiefs of staff and by officials in Tokyo, Japan, according to Kyodo news agency. The launches, the latest in a fast-paced series of missile tests defying world pressure to rein in its weapons program, come less than a week after the United Nations Security Council passed fresh sanctions on the reclusive state. [Full Article...]

Markets Right Now: US stocks close higher

Markets Right Now: US stocks close higher The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 2 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,431 as of 11:20 a.m. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 37.46 points, or 0.2 percent, to 21,173.69. Among the other major gainers, Nippon Suisan Kaisha is rising more than 6 percent, Toho Zinc is higher by more than 5 percent and TDK Corp is advancing more than 3 percent. [Full Article...]

Trump to nominate Christopher Wray as FBI director

Trump to nominate Christopher Wray as FBI director The announcement came just one day before sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey gives highly-anticipated testimony on Russia's interference in the 2016 United States elections and possible collusion with Trump's campaign. [Full Article...]


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