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Qatar says it won't 'surrender' in Gulf row

Qatar has yet to receive any list of demands from the Arab countries that have cut ties, Sheikh Mohammed said. Kuwait's ruler, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, travelled from the UAE to Qatar on Wednesday after visiting Saudi Arabia the day before to try to resolve the crisis. [Full Article...]

Lorde shares intense new track "Sober" ahead of sophomore LP

Lorde shares intense new track The tour will follow the release of her much-anticipated second album Melodrama , due for release on June 16. Recently the singer revealed what it was like to cope with it. The North American dates are expected to be announced soon. She announced tour dates for Europe, New Zealand , and Australia yesterday morning on social media, and in that post, the singer teased a new release coming at... [Full Article...]

Trump claims 'total and complete vindication' after Comey testimony

Comey confirmed that when Michael Flynn was sacked as national security adviser on February 13, the retired lieutenant general was under criminal investigation for statements in connection with Russian contacts and for the contacts themselves. [Full Article...]

Iran calls Trump's reaction to ISIS attacks 'repugnant'

Iran calls Trump's reaction to ISIS attacks 'repugnant' Ambulances and police vehicles arriving at the scene outside Iranian parliament in the capital Tehran on 7 June 2017 during an attack on the complex. IS released a video purporting to show gunmen inside the parliament building and one man, who appeared wounded, on the floor. As part of the July 2015 multinational accord, Iran also regained access to frozen assets held overseas. [Full Article...]

Manspreading banned on public transit in Madrid

Manspreading banned on public transit in Madrid What started as a shaming campaign on social media in NY a few years ago became adopted as an official public service reminder on the city's public transit system in 2014, with signage that read, "Dude...stop the spread please". "Just, you know, keep your legs to yourself", Conde Nast concluded about the announcement from Madrid about public transit etiquette. A viral petition by Mujeres en ... [Full Article...]

The Russia problem only one reason Donald Trump has a hiring problem

The Russia problem only one reason Donald Trump has a hiring problem Does that refer simply to questions regarding potential obstruction of justice charges the president could face stemming from Comey's allegation that Trump asked him to stop the investigation into Michael Flynn , or are all Russian Federation inquiry questions now the purview of Kasowitz and the team of outside lawyers who Trump is compiling to combat the allegations? The Secret Service says it... [Full Article...]

Sheffield voters knock out Ex-deputy PM Nick Clegg

Sheffield voters knock out Ex-deputy PM Nick Clegg A sombre-looking Mr Clegg said he had "never shirked from the political battlefield" and warned of the "agonising" future ahead for the next government that seeks to unite a divided country. She also visited 20 Labour strongholds, including the ultra-safe seats of Birmingham Ladywood, Oxford East and Leeds Central, according to election visits figures up to the end of Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Handel, Ossoff dance around Trump in Georgia debate

Handel, Ossoff dance around Trump in Georgia debate But her choice of words - "I do not support a livable wage" - could become fodder against her before the June 20 special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District. "When a copy of her check for $75 dues turned up, he said she had never lived at that address and that wasn't the amount of the dues". He said he supports increases "indexed to cost-of-living", meaning different communities... [Full Article...]

Police Identify Third London Bridge Terrorist Attack Suspect

Police fatally shot them, along with the newly identified third suspect, Youssef Zaghba . Newspaper Corriere wrote that Zaghba, who worked in a London restaurant, was stopped at Bologna airport in 2016 when he was trying to fly to Syria . [Full Article...]

Republican officials from 16 states back Trump in travel ban fight

Republican officials from 16 states back Trump in travel ban fight Trump may have thrown opponents a bone in a twitter tirade over the weekend and early Monday morning in the wake of London's terror attacks. He also sought a "much tougher version" of the order and tweeted , " In any event , we are extreme vetting people coming into the United States in order to help keep our country safe". [Full Article...]

Theresa May's UK election gamble backfires as Tories lose majority

In 1974, Labour won 301 seats and the Tories 297. Speaking after being re-elected to his London seat, Corbyn said May should "go. and make way for a government that is truly representative of all the people of this country". The reason the prime minister gave for calling the election was to strengthen her hand during the negotiations. Corbyn signalled that Labour should be given the opportunit... [Full Article...]

Modi meets Xi Jinping ahead of SCO summit in Astana, Kazhakstan

Pakistan and India both now hold observer status at SCO. "One is trade, economy, connectivity, energy, transport, banking, that set of issues", he said. The president of Kazakhstan, this year's rotating chair state in the SCO, Nursultan Nazarbayev is meeting with the leaders arriving for the summit. [Full Article...]

Trump Not Planning to Invoke Executive Privilege for Comey Testimony — NY Times

As FBI director, Comey was leading the agency's probe into Russian interference in last year's presidential election and into whether Trump campaign aides illegally colluded with Russia before Trump fired Comey last month. Warner said he meant to use that time to ask Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers about reports that Tru... [Full Article...]

FM: Qatar ready for dialogue to solve crisis

Qatari foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, speaking during an interview with the Associated Press, repeatedly denied his country funded extremists and rejected the idea of shutting down its Al-Jazeera satellite news network. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom police name third attacker as new search gets underway

United Kingdom police name third attacker as new search gets underway United Kingdom police said that 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba lived in east London and had not been considered to be a "person of interest" to either police or the intelligence services - meaning they had no reason to think he was violent or planning an attack. [Full Article...]

Paris Police Shoot, Wound Hammer-Wielding Assailant Outside Notre Dame

Paris remains under high security after several terrorist attacks in recent years, including on law enforcement and security personnel. Notre-Dame, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Paris , typically attracts long lines of visitors. [Full Article...]

Voters have 'golden opportunity' to end austerity, Nicola Sturgeon says

Less than three years on from the 2014 referendum, Mr Brown said it was important to send First Minister Nicola Sturgeon "a message that she should focus on the day job of running our schools and hospitals, and forget about her obsession with another divisive independence referendum". [Full Article...]

General Election: Labour continuing to close gap on Tories new poll shows

General Election: Labour continuing to close gap on Tories new poll shows Sanders backer prepares to challenge Paul Ryan in 2018 MORE (I-Vt.) heaped praise on Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn this week, saying he was "impressed" by the United Kingdom candidate's willingness to talk about class issues. To ensure the report finds against the leader, Labour candidates are keeping notes on every voter they meet who identifies as a lifelong Labour supporter but ... [Full Article...]

EU's Juncker hopes Britain ready to start Brexit talks on time

President Trump has demanded that Nato's 22 European Union members hike spending to 2% of gross domestic product on military budgets. Many defence projects are done on national level with no coordination, he added. Besides increasing its defense, Juncker said North Atlantic Treaty Organisation remains crucial for the EU's security. "Let me be very open about this", Ms Mogherini said. [Full Article...]

Death toll from Afghanistan bombing rises to at least 150

On the same day, a rocket struck the Indian diplomatic compound in Kabul . Tuesday's Kabul peace conference also comes amid an acute foreign relations crisis, as the majority of Afghans accuse Pakistan of continuing to host the Taliban leadership and its most murderous wing, the Haqqani group. [Full Article...]


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