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United States urges Arab nations to ease blockade of Qatar

On Tuesday, the UAE, Saudi Arabia , and Bahrain also ordered all Qatar Airways offices located in their territory to close. At a press conference on May 25, Qatar Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani stated that Qatar had clearly been the victim of a campaign, adding that the country would stand against the attack. [Full Article...]

Flight shares soar as pound sinks after election shock

Flight shares soar as pound sinks after election shock Sterling is now at AU$1.7146 against the Australian dollar, down 0.29 per cent from last night's best levels of AU$1.721, but still up from the weeks worst rate of AU$1.707. London's top flight index was trading 84 points up, or 1.1% higher, at 7,534 as markets opened and traders digested news that Theresa May's Conservatives have fallen short of an overall Commons majority, resulting in a h... [Full Article...]

McCain's fuzzy questions for Comey leave observers puzzled

COMEY: "No. That one was done". Let me go back, if I can, very briefly, to the decision to publicly go out with your results on the e-mail. While answering McCain's questions, Comey appeared confused, and at one point he admitted so. [Full Article...]

Heavy US-led strikes as fighters battle IS in Syria's Raqa

Heavy US-led strikes as fighters battle IS in Syria's Raqa A USA -backed Syrian Arab-Kurdish coalition has captured territory on the western edge of Raqqa , the extremist group Islamic State's (IS) stronghold and self-declared capital in Syria, a monitoring group says. "We are accompanying SDF units moving in Raqa", he said, but "the SDF have the lead in the fight". An estimated 300,000 civilians were believed to have been living under ISIS rule in Raq... [Full Article...]

House Sends Third Casino Bill To Governor

House Sends Third Casino Bill To Governor It's unclear when budget talks between Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and legislative leaders will resume now that the session has adjourned. Some lawmakers, however, preferred opening the process to other casino developers. That was also the case on Wednesday, with bills concerning protections for women's health care coverage, permission for electric carmaker Tesla to open retail stores in ... [Full Article...]

Aussie PM to demand stricter bail laws after deadly Melbourne terror attack

Khayre then called police to say he had a hostage in an apartment and made threats to her if police intervened. But when the 36-year-old Colombian woman arrived, Khayre killed the building's concierge, a 36-year-old Chinese-Australian man, and took her hostage. [Full Article...]

General Election 2017: All hail Ruth, Queen of Tory Scots

While voting support for her Conservative Party increased by 4.66 percent, the opposition Labour Party saw a surge of more than 10 percent. The SNP now holds 29 seats. The final Scottish seat to declare was Fife North East, where there were three recounts before Stephen Gethins of the SNP was declared the victor after finishing just two votes ahead of the Lib Dem candidate. [Full Article...]

London mayor on Trump tweets: 'I really don't care'

On Tuesday, London Mayor Sadiq Khan suggested Trump should cancel his trip to the United Kingdom after making insensitive comments on Twitter . "We will always stand shoulder to shoulder with our oldest and closest allies", said Khan. Trump and Khan have traded criticism since before the real estate mogul was elected U.S. president. He added yesterday: "The mayor is focused on dealing with ... [Full Article...]

Political World Watching As Comey Begins Testimony

In an interview on the FOX Business' "After the Bell", Kallstrom said Comey chose to "dance with the devil" and was not up to the task to handle the Hillary Clinton email investigation. How about, in the Paula Jones deposition, when Bill Clinton said: "I have never had ..." While he spent many years as a government attorney earlier in his career, for the past 12 years, Mr Wray has been a... [Full Article...]

Backed PYD militants launch assault against Daesh's so-called 'capital' Raqqa

On April 30, the United States, which leads the anti-IS coalition , accepted responsibility for 377 civilian deaths since 2014 during the campaign in Iraq and Syria. The US-led coalition has said 3,000 to 4,000 ISIL fighters are thought to be holed up in Raqqa city, where they have erected defences against the anticipated assault. [Full Article...]

Theresa May's early election gamble backfires - exit poll indicates hung parliament

PM Theresa May was fighting to hold on to her job on Friday as British voters dealt her a punishing blow, denying her the stronger mandate she had sought to conduct Brexit talks and instead weakening her party's grip on power. "With a weak negotiating partner, there's the danger than the negotiations will turn out badly for both sides". But that hardly gives the Tory administration the strong Br... [Full Article...]

House GOP on track to undoing post-2008 financial rules

Big banks, from Goldman Sachs to Bank of America, would face less scrutiny, and other large financial institutions, such as insurance giant MetLife, could escape tougher rules altogether under the legislation approved along party lines. The Treasury would pay the firm's obligations and be repaid with industry fees and money raised from shareholders, bondholders and asset sales. It eliminates the ... [Full Article...]

Sheriff: Disgruntled ex-worker killed 5, then himself

At some point, he encountered an employee, who later told investigators that Neumann pointed a gun at her and told her to get out. "The individual shot former co- workers", he said. A friend said, "Kevin was a fantastic, loving person". The day after the confrontation, the co-worker sought a protective order against Neumann for stalking, but it was dismissed by a judge for lacking facts that sup... [Full Article...]

Trump suggests Iran shares some blame for terror attacks

Trump condemned the twin attacks in Tehran which were claimed by the Islamic State terror group, but stressed that "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote", Efe news reported. Reza Seifollahi, an official in the country's Supreme National Security Council, was quoted by Iranian media as saying that the perpetrators of the attacks were Iranian nationals. [Full Article...]

Data questions popularity of Xbox backwards compatibility

In response Ars Technica conducted an in-depth analysis of Xbox Live user data and beileves that there is indeed a corraolation between the Sony exec's sentiment, at least when it comes to Microsoft's competing consoles. Red Dead Redemption had a similar effect when it became backwards compatible last July as it crept up the list of best-selling Xbox LIVE titles at the time . [Full Article...]

Trump lawyer disputes key parts of Comey testimony

In a seven-page opening statement , submitted to the committee and publicly released Wednesday, Comey said President Trump had asked him to drop the investigation into Flynn and repeatedly pushed Comey to pledge his loyalty - while asking if he still wanted to keep his job. [Full Article...]

North Korea says it tested new anti-ship missile

North Korea says it tested new anti-ship missile Defying pressure from the global community, North Korea fired four anti-ship missiles last Thursday in what is believed to be a move by the rogue state to demonstrate the precision targeting of its rockets. THAAD uses six mobile launchers and 48 interceptor missiles to target long-range ballistic missiles using high-resolution radar and infrared seeking technology. [Full Article...]

University Commits to Paris Climate Accord

University Commits to Paris Climate Accord Greenpeace's director in Spain Mario Rodriguez said last Thursday's announcement will require US civil society and companies - as well as the rest of the world - to work harder to fight global warming. Given Homer's interest in climate change issues, joining such an organization might be a good thing to do. The Paris Climate Agreement was signed by 195 countries in 2015 and set a goal of c... [Full Article...]

SC partially stays law making Aadhaar mandatory for PAN, ITR

SC partially stays law making Aadhaar mandatory for PAN, ITR The court also asked the government to ensure that there is no leakage of citizens data collected for the purposes of Aadhaar. The top court by its earlier orders had said that the government could insist upon Aadhaar only for distribution of food grains, LPG and other schemes including MNREGA, old-age pension scheme, provident fund and Prime Minister's Jan-Dhan Yojana. [Full Article...]

UK Snap Election Leads to a Hung Parliament

Speaking to ITV News, he said Theresa May will "probably become one of the shortest serving Prime Minister's in our history". Theresa May boldly toured the Labour heartlands, "arrogantly" targeting seats the Tories had largely abandoned in recent years. [Full Article...]


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