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Qatar Airways suspends all flights to Saudi Arabia following diplomatic crisis

Qatar had, last month, alleged that hackers had taken over its state-run news agency and published fake comments from its ruling Emir regarding Iran and Israel. Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani. "We are friends, we've been friends now for a long time, haven't we?" The statement issued by Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria followed a move of four key Arab countries that cut all air, sea and diplomatic links with Qatar over allegations of supporting terrorism .

Trump wants to 'stay engaged' on climate: Tillerson

NY has become the latest American city to put into action its commitment to the Paris climate accord after Donald Trump signalled that the United States would drop out of the deal. US President Donald Trump wants to stay engaged on climate change and has not abandoned the issue, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said, days after Mr Trump announced he was quitting the Paris accord .

Emirates will suspend its flights to and from Doha from Tuesday morning

They've had their hand in everything from 9/11 to the Arab Spring. Qatar is also home to the sprawling al-Udeid Air Base, which is home to the forward headquarters of the US military's Central Command. Oil prices rose Monday against news of the Qatar-related diplomatic crisis. Shortly after, Qatar's state news agency QNA released a statement by Qatar's Emir Al-Thani saying Iran was an "Islamic power", a statement which Qatar later denied claiming QNA's website was "hacked".

Trump vows to do 'whatever is necessary' to protect the US

It said in a statement: "We need to confront this twisted evil ideology which distorts and lies about Islamic teachings". May also called for global agreements to regulate cyberspace and deny terrorism the "safe space it needs to breed".

Tillerson: Trump not 'walking away' from addressing environment

Then, when one journalist pushed back and explicitly asked whether Trump believes that human activity contributes to climate change , the official asked the reporter to stay on topic , implying that the president's personal views were not relevant to his decision to withdraw from the Paris accord .

London attack: Corbyn criticises Tories in terror speech

Armed British police rushed to London Bridge late Saturday after reports of a vehicle running down pedestrians and people being stabbed nearby. After the white van crashed into fencing by Southwark Cathedral, knifemen sprinted towards nearby bars packed with revellers enjoying a night out.

London Bridge terror attack: ISIS claim responsibility for cowardly atrocity

More homes in the area were being searched. "I thought they were joking", he said . Trump poured scorn on Khan's attempt to reassure the public after three assailants smashed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge then attacked revelers with knives.

Egypt, Saudi Arabia, three others cut links with Qatar

Doha News, a local news website in Qatar, reported some citizens and residents of the energy rich country already had begun swarming grocery stores. Bahrain and the UAE announced that their diplomatic staff had 48 hours to return from Qatar, meanwhile ordering Qatari diplomatic missions on their territory to cease operations.

London Bridge attackers to be named when 'operationally possible'

The Canadian woman who was among the seven people killed was struck by the van on the London Bridge. "Hey everyone, just so you know I'm doing ok. GOD BLESS! " he said. One neighbour told Sky News the suspect was "a very affable person" who was "very much a member of the community" and "always pleasant to our family".

Indonesia Condemns London Terror Attack

British Prime Minister Theresa May blamed "evil" Islamist ideology and vowed to crackdown on extremist content online worldwide, as police detained 11 people following two raids in east London . "It was a rampage really", he said, adding that he heard a shout of: "This is for Allah". An Australian was among those hospitalised, while a Spaniard escaped with light injuries.

U.S. secretary of state downplays significance of Paris Agreement exit amid discord

And he has called climate change a hoax created by the Chinese in order to economically damage America. Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection Lloyd Kaziya said the planned withdraw was a blow to developing countries who were adversely being affected by the negative effects of climate change.

UK trying to establish if London attackers had support

Police raids are continuing. London police said more officers - armed and unarmed - would be deployed across the city, and there would be additional security measures on London's bridges . Australia's prime minister says up to four Australians were victims of the van and knife attacks on London Bridge and in London's Borough Market.

China reaches for climate leadership mantle

A top European Union official says the EU and China believe that President Donald Trump made a mistake by pulling the United States out of a landmark worldwide climate agreement . "All the discussions we had through the last several weeks have been focused on one singular issue: Is Paris good or not for this country?" said Pruitt.

John Oliver slams 'insulting' United States coverage of London terror attack

A 2 degrees Celsius rise in global temperatures, where we're now headed, is not "a fictional apocalypse", Oliver said. Is it pissed off? "They were happy because they secured a landmark victory for the future of the planet, you fucking egomaniac".

Pakistan does not plan to sever diplomatic ties with Qatar: FO

In 2014, Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E., and Bahrain withdrew their ambassadors from Qatar to protest its support for the Muslim Brotherhood, a group which some ruling families in the Gulf view as an threat to their rule. "It is a big power in the stabilization of the region."The alleged hack happened early on May 24th and hours later, the website of the Qatar News Agency still was not accessible".

Texas Lt. Gov. Calls Out House Members at End of Legislative Session

Larry Gonzales , R-Round Rock, Sunset commission chairman. Patrick fired back about an hour later in a press conference of his own, accusing House leaders of mismanaging the legislative process so badly that key bills were passed too late in the session - or were not passed at all.

Trump Calls London Attacks 'Evil Slaughter,' Vows 'Bloodshed Will End'

A French extremist, Rachid Kassim, was reportedly found to be using an app to direct at least four plots to attack France since previous year. "It is an ideology that claims our Western values and freedom, democracy and human rights are incompatible with the religion of Islam".

Tiger Woods 'found by police asleep at wheel'

His breath test showed that he hadn't consumed any alcohol as he blew a 0.00. The four-time Masters victor was seen blacked out behind the wheel of his 2015 Mercedes-Benz, according to police reports seen by the Palm Beach Post . He also was cited for improper parking. Woods is scheduled to appear in court on July 5. Woods underwent fusion surgery on his back in April, which was his fourth procedure on his back in the past three years.

Did Russia Interfere in the Election, Collect Info on Trump — Putin Interview

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private deliberations. Putin said he knew nothing about it and that he had not discussed with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak any meeting with Kushner. "Right now, I think we have representatives from a hundred American companies that have come to Russian Federation. If Mr Flynn and I had this kind of interaction, while you and I, we have spent an entire day together, and Mr Flynn was sacked from his job, you then should be arrested and ...

Arab nations sever ties with Qatar as Gulf rift deepens

Five Arab nations have severed diplomatic ties with 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar over accusations of embracing and funding Islamist terrorism. The state announced a further £5 billion of investment in the United Kingdom earlier this year.

China Caixin services PMI expands in May

Markit's eurozone PMI services business activity index nudged down to 56.3 in May from 56.4 the month before, but was a touch above the flash estimate of 56.2. The figures follow news last week of a similar slowdown in activity in the manufacturing sector and means that construction was the only sector that saw growth in activity in May.

S'pore joins others in reaffirming commitment to Paris Agreement

Scientists and climate change advocates here said that the United States move to withdraw from the Paris Agreement was disappointing, but would not derail global efforts. Trump administration officials pushed back against company criticisms in television interviews on Friday. He said his own foundation will help coordinate the USA effort, which will be called America's Pledge, and it will help submit "nationally determined contributions" like other nations.

New raids, 'several' arrests for terror attack at London Bridge

He was later shot and killed. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack on Sunday night, although they provided no evidence for their involvement or details of the attack. "Stand up and show us your hands!" He also agreed that it was impossible to catch and monitor everyone especially since some might not even be under the radar of authorities.

7 killed, almost 50 injured in London Bridge attack

London Bridge rail and Underground stations opened at 5am, less than 30 hours after three men ploughed into pedestrians before stabbing people in Borough market . Mr Khan said he had "more important things to do" than correct Mr Trump's "ill-informed tweet" in which the President argued Islamic terrorism "will only get worse" unless leaders "stop being politically correct".

'Enough is enough,' May vows after London attack

Crime scene investigators search for evidence on London Bridge the day after attacks on the bridge and surrounding areas, London , Britain, 04 June 2017. She added that police patrols will be increased in London , including those by armed officers. "Secondly as British Muslims we stand resolutely in support of our Police and Intelligence Agencies in confronting this evil".

Qatar Regrets Gulf States' 'Unjustified' Move to Cut Diplomatic Ties

A Saudi official cited by SPA said Riyadh chose to "sever diplomatic and consular ties with Qatar , and to close all land, sea and aviation ports". "And if there is any role that we can play in terms of helping them address those, we think it is important that the GCC remain unified", Tillerson said.

Law enforcement: 'Multiple fatalities' reported in shooting in industrial area near Orlando

Information is scarce at this time, however the Sheriff's Office has tweeted that they will be holding a press conference once all the information they have is in order. Several people have been killed in a mass shooting in Orlando today, police report. Stay with ABC13 Eyewitness News for more on this developing story.

London terror attacks: Police raid two more addresses in east London

The officer, who was based in Southwark, remains in hospital in a serious condition, while two other Met officers, who were both on duty, received less serious injuries during the Borough Market rampage. As counter-terrorism police units and security services launched a huge investigation for the third time in a matter of weeks, officers arrested 12 people in raids on flats in east London.

Three Australians affected in London attack

Eight police officers fired an "unprecedented" number of bullets to stop three attackers in London who appeared to be wearing explosive vests, injuring a member of the public. local time on Monday at Potters Fields Park, an open space which surrounds City Hall on the River Thames near Tower Bridge. She added: "It's not just about numbers, it's about powers, it's about making sure the police have the powers they need".

Maldives joins 4 other nations in cutting ties with Qatar

Ties between Saudi Arabia, the bastion of Sunni Islam as well as a loyal ally of the White House, and Iran, the Shia power close to the Kremlin, have been broken since they support each other's enemies in proxy wars in Syria, Iraq and Yemen.

Harry joins Ramadan meal and prayers for the victims

Prince Harry was accompanied by around eighty of the community. Prince Harry has said the fight against HIV can not be won unless children living with the disease are given a voice. The secretary-general of Jamiyah Muhammad Rafiuddin Ismail then made the call to prayer and said, " Our thoughts go out to the families of the victims of the London terror attack last night ", according to The Telegraph .

Security barriers installed on London bridges in response to terror attacks

After the Westminster Bridge terrorist atrocity in March, which killed five and left more than 50 injured, security barriers were installed outside Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle . London Bridge rail and Tube stations both reopened for entry and exit early on Monday morning, after National Rail said the police cordons in the area of the attack had been lifted earlier than expected.

Christine Archibald of Castlegar identified as Canadian victim in London attack

Have any of the victims been named? Canadian woman Christine Archibald, who worked with homeless people, and a French national were among those killed. He said: "The investigation is progressing at pace, and officers from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command, the National Counter Terrorism Policing network are working relentlessly with United Kingdom intelligence partners to piece together exactly what occurred".

Chaos in the Conservative's tax plans?

The Tory manifesto had committed not to increase the level of VAT, so by ruling out income tax changes as well it is only National Insurance that could increase if Mrs May is returned to Number 10 on June 8. "You've seen our record". Asked whether high earners could confidently vote Conservative, safe in the knowledge their income tax wouldn't go up, he told the paper "Yes".

U.S. mayors and governors defy Trump, will stick to Paris agreement anyway

Americans believe climate change has already begun. Trump said he's willing to renegotiate and re-enter the agreement when he believes it better serves the interests of Americans. "We have a history of pollution and industry, and we're working really hard as a city to move past that through our growing industries", said Isabella Sigado, a 21-year-old art history student at the University of Pittsburgh.

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