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Author: 0 4 nations cut diplomatic ties to Qatar as Gulf rift deepens

The diplomatic crisis sweeping the Gulf could invigorate a campaign by critics of Qatar to strip Doha of the 2022 soccer World Cup, experts said Monday. Saudi Arabia's Ports Authority notified shipping agents on Monday not to receive vessels carrying Qatari flags or ships that are owned by Qatari companies or individuals.

World Qatar cut adrift by Arab neighbours in row over terror support
Author: 0 Qatar cut adrift by Arab neighbours in row over terror support

The state-owned Saudi Press Agency said Qatar supports "terrorist and sectarian groups aimed at disturbing stability in the region , including the Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic State, and al-Qaida". USA secretary of state Rex Tillerson has urged representatives from across the Gulf to "sit down together and address their differences". Federation Internationale de Football Association said Monday that it was "in regular contact" with the Qatari organizing committee but did not ...

World GOP health bill a far cry from Trump promises
Author: 0 GOP health bill a far cry from Trump promises

A 55 percent majority of Americans view the Republican-backed American Health Care Act negatively, the same proportion who want the Senate to make major changes to the legislation or reject it, the survey finds. The study tracked health care spending across all sectors of the health care system. Almost half (45%) of the public now says the replacement bill would result in higher health care costs for their family, compared to about a quarter (28%) who said so in December.

Author: 0 Qatar's falling out with its Arab neighbors

Economic consequences were already emerging, with UAE carriers Emirates, Etihad, flydubai and Air Arabia, as well as Saudi Airlines, announcing the suspension of all flights to and from Qatar as of Tuesday morning. Iran , long at odds with Saudi Arabia and a behind-the-scenes target of the move, immediately blamed US President Donald Trump for setting the stage during his recent trip to Riyadh.

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Author: 0 "Trump Slammed For 'Ill-Advised" Tweet About London's Mayor After Terror Attack

Those around Borough Market spoke of the moments when the three men began entering venues around the area, attacking people with knives, as other members of the public sought to thwart them, by throwing bottles and chairs. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said she wouldn't release further details in what she described as a fast-moving investigation. On Prime MInister May's call for greater regulation of social media, Mr Turnbull said she had "put her finger on a very important ...

Author: 0 Gulf crisis threatens Qatar 2022 World Cup

US authorities have also banned the use of most electronic devices on board aircraft from some Middle Eastern origins. Qatar is the site of the sprawling al-Udeid Air Base, home to the forward headquarters of the US military's Central Command.

Author: 0 London attack: More detentions in hunt for accomplices

The three attackers Saturday were wearing what appeared to be suicide belts, but the belts turned out to be fake. Twelve people were arrested following the attack . "I think Sadiq Khan is doing a good job and it's wrong to say anything else - he's doing a good job", May said. Canadian national Christine Archibald , 30, moved to London to be with her fiance.

World Tillerson: Trump 'very forceful' with Netanyahu and Abbas to compromise
Author: 0 Tillerson: Trump 'very forceful' with Netanyahu and Abbas to compromise

On his part, Trump stressed the need to forge a historic peace deal, without mentioning any reference to the two-state solution or to an independent Palestinian state. Speaking at the Israel Museum, he declared both sides ready to move forward, though there were no tangible signs of the dormant peace process being revived.

Author: 0 Drugs score big wins against lung, prostate, breast cancers

The call by a leading cancer researcher follows a breakthrough in blood testing, which could enable doctors to predict which sufferers of advanced prostate cancer will respond to new targeted treatments. This is easy to tolerate by patients and many patients said that there are no side effects. In a subset of patients categorized as low risk of cancer recurrence, defined as cancer spread to 1 to 3 lymph nodes and not completely through the bowel wall, there was nearly no DFS difference ...

Author: 0 Putin plays down ties with President Trump's ex-adviser Flynn

USA intelligence agencies reported in January that Putin oversaw a campaign of computer hacking, fake news and propaganda meant to swing the election to the Republican candidate Trump over his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. Finally, recalling that there are many diplomatic channels, in places like the United Nations, where diplomats, politicians and experts of all stripes can establish informal channels of dialogue to engage in negotiations, Bezpalko noted that in the USA, as ...

World What we know about the Philippine resort attack and how it unfolded
Author: 0 What we know about the Philippine resort attack and how it unfolded

Police said casino security shot and wounded the gunman, who then retreated to a hotel room and doused himself in gasoline and died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He fled with more than 2 million United States dollars (£1.5 million) in stolen casino chips, then forced his way into a room in an adjoining hotel and killed himself.

Author: 0 Associate: Fired FBI head OK'd to testify before Senate

According to CNN , Comey spoke privately with Special Counsel Robert Mueller to establish the parameters of his testimony to ensure there are no legal complications from his public account. Trump told NBC News. The White House originally said that Comey was sacked for mishandling the investigation of Hillary Clinton's email. Panetta's comments come on the same day it was reported that Comey is prepared to testify publicly , possibly as early as next week, that indeed he was told ...

Author: 0 Trump accuses London Mayor Khan of 'pathetic excuse' over attack statement

London police chief Cressida Dick said that, while some of the recent attacks in Britain had worldwide dimensions, they had a largely domestic "center of gravity". "A total of 36 ... patients [are] now being cared for in five London hospitals, and of these 18 remain in a critical condition", the National Health Service said.

Author: 0 Afghanistan calls off friendly matches with Pakistan post Kabul Blast

While condemning the Kabul attack, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said that neither the militant group nor the Haqqani network was behind the attack. The bomb exploded in the diplomatic quarter near the German Embassy and the Afghan presidential palace. The trucks are common in Kabul , a city of almost four million people with no sewage system that mostly depends on septic tanks, and where open sewers are common.

World USA embassy in Israel not being relocated to Jerusalem, for now
Author: 0 USA embassy in Israel not being relocated to Jerusalem, for now

Because of the hostile negotiations between the two groups, the USA has long opted out of relocating its embassy, claiming the decision not to move it to Jerusalem is in hopes a peace agreement might emerge. "Every president since the bill became law - Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and now Trump - all signed waivers". Israel's political system reacts to US President Donald Trump's decision today (Thursday) to sign the waiver to postpone the US embassy's transfer to ...

Author: 0 Corey Lewandowski Says He's Open to Returning to Trump's Team

Backchannels, or secret lines of communication, are often used by the White House as diplomatic tools. Here are a few choice snippets and why they're dubious at best. . The Trump administration has downplayed concerns about Kushner's talks with the Russians. The data comes after Trump himself has brought up the possibility of dialing back or eliminating press briefings with his surrogates and instead speaking to the media directly, notes the Washington Post .

World Tributes pour in for Canadian woman killed in London terror attack
Author: 0 Tributes pour in for Canadian woman killed in London terror attack

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn today called on her resign over cuts to policing, while her former colleague and director of Downing Street strategy, Steve Hilton, said she carried responsibility for failing to prevent the attacks. It is not clear how having more police on the beat would have prevented the attack, since the men were shot dead within eight minutes, but the issue of police cuts has come back to haunt May, who served for six years at home secretary under her predecessor David ...

World London Bridge attack: What we know about the attackers
Author: 0 London Bridge attack: What we know about the attackers

Police say investigations are continuing into the identity of the third attacker. Redouane, who also went by the alias Rachid Elkhdar, had not been on law enforcement's radar. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick told the BBC that police seized a "huge amount" of forensic material and evidence from the van and in the raids.

Author: 0 Net widens in search for accomplices in London Bridge attack

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick described an off-duty police officer injured during the terror attack as "utterly heroic". One man filmed among a stream of people fleeing the scene could be seen calmly taking his pint of beer with him, in what some saw as a symbol of British humor and defiance.

World Trump says he's calling it 'travel ban'
Author: 0 Trump says he's calling it 'travel ban'

On Monday morning, Supreme Court litigator Neal Katyal reposted a series of Trump's tweets related to the ban and questioned whether it would be better to "cede our 30 [minutes] at lectern to the [defendant] to make case for us". The ACLU posted a tweet Monday afternoon: "Yes, we may incorporate @realDonaldTrump's tweets about the ban into our Supreme Court argument". George Conway, who is married to Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway and was at one point a contender for a ...

World Indebted gambler behind Philippines casino attack
Author: 0 Indebted gambler behind Philippines casino attack

The alleged attacker also worked for the Filipino Department of Finance as a tax specialist until 2014, when he was sacked for failing to truthfully declare his assets and liabilities. More than 35 people died from smoke inhalation. "They (Islamic State) may claim credit but, according to evidence, it is not so", presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said.

World Illinois Legislature Ends Session (Yet Again) Without A Budget
Author: 0 Illinois Legislature Ends Session (Yet Again) Without A Budget

We need a balanced budget and we can do this", Rauner says. The coalition, which represents some 300 human services, health care, education, labor, and civic organizations and faith communities, published a list detailing the damage . on Wednesday, May 31. "Without a budget, this guy is toast". "Today, we've seen a complete dereliction of duty by the majority in the general assembly", he said.

Author: 0 Grande gets emotional during Manchester benefit concert

She wore a white jumper emblazoned with the slogan " One Love Manchester " as she performed. Meanwhile, Ariana joined the Parrs Wood High School choir for a tear-jerking performance of My Everything . More than £10 million has already been raised, with £2 million of the total sum donated during the three hours of the benefit concert exclusively through text and online pledges.

Author: 0 Donald Trump attacks 'fake news' following Jared Kushner reports

Kushner may possess substantial information relevant to the investigation, officials told NBC News . Kushner reportedly asked about using Russian diplomatic facilities for the communications to shield the talks from USA surveillance during a meeting at Trump Tower in December before Trump took office.

Author: 0 Arab nations cut ties with Qatar, saying it backs terror

Iran has called on the sides to resolve the issue through talks with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeting "coercion is never the solution". The country has only around 270,000 citizens, but is the world's biggest producer of liquefied natural gas, sharing a vast underwater field with Iran.