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FIFA 'in contact' with Qatar over 2022 World Cup

The move is likely to have severe consequences for the country's supply chain, affecting as it does air freight, and road and sea borne cargo. Qatar, which is due to host the football World Cup in 2022, has so far made no public comments on the latest developments.

Qatar asks citizens to leave UAE within 14 days - embassy

Saudi Arabia said Qatari troops would be pulled from its ongoing war in Yemen. The BBC reports that the UAE has formally given Qatari diplomats 48 hours to leave the country. Turkey, which enjoys friendly relations with Qatar and other Gulf countries, offered its help, with Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu telling reporters: "We will give any kind of support for the situation to be normalised".

James McClean scores clinical break-away goal for Ireland

There were a lot of Championship players playing in that game that hadn't played for a number of weeks and I think it showed. O'Neill reverted to a flat back four, after trying out an experimental 3-5-2 against Mexico, with Glenn Whelan and the excellent Harry Arter deployed in the middle of the park in front of the defence.

Off-duty policeman fought off London terrorists with his bare hands

May faced questions from reporters on Monday over whether she regretted cutting police numbers by around 20,000 during her time as interior minister from 2010 to 2016. Police said they had seized a huge amount of forensic material in two early morning raids in east London Monday, as part of their efforts to determine if the three men who carried out Saturday's attack were part of a wider network.

Brisbane woman survives London attacks

Geoff Ho pictured trying to staunch the bleeding from a neck wound as he staggered down the street outside the Southwark Tavern. And yet, the three terrorists who carried out the London Bridge attack were dead within eight minutes of the incident starting after police officers - who are generally unarmed in the United Kingdom - fired 50 rounds.

Recent UK attacks have 'domestic centre of gravity' - London police chief

A statement from her family said she had worked in a homeless shelter until she moved to Europe to be with her fiance. A similar attack in March on Westminster bridge, carried out by 52-year-old Briton Khaled Massood, killed four people and injured more than 50.

17-year-old girl killed in shooting on St. Paul's East side

NBC reports that the issue is whether Van Dyke's statements to the two officers can be used by special prosecutor Joseph McMahon as he builds his case against Van Dyke, who is charged with first-degree murder. A person was slain in St. Paul on Friday afternoon - shot while sitting as a passenger in a vehicle. Not long after gunning down McDonald , Van Dyke also answered questions about the shooting in separate interviews with March and McNaughton.

No plans to sever diplomatic links with Qatar, says Foreign Office

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has also suspended all flights to Qatar, the company tweeted on Monday. Jane Kinninmont, a senior research fellow at London's Chatham House, said the renewed tensions were not clearly linked to "something new that Qatar has done".

Saudi-Qatar tussle: major airlines suspend services to Qatar

It supplies natural gas to many countries in the region, through a pipeline that runs from Qatar to the UAE and Oman. Saudi Arabia announced Monday it would close its land border to Qatar, part of it cutting diplomatic ties to the country along with Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates .

After London attack, May faces election heat over police cuts

Seven people were killed after three male attackers drove a white Renault hire van into crowds on London Bridge before stabbing people near Borough Market . "We have enhanced the police, we have ensured the security and intelligence agencies have the powers they need through the Investigations Act". Her main opponent, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, backed calls for her resignation over the police cuts.

Get Out, Please: Cairo Gives Qatar's Ambassador 48 Hours to Leave Egypt

All four countries made the move against Qatar within an hour of each other. The Saudi news agency also said Libya and Yemen had cut ties with Qatar, but those claims have not been independently verified. However, it remains a key financial patron of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip and has been the home of exiled Hamas official Khaled Mashaal since 2012.

Tackling terrorism top of election campaign agenda

The Labour leader told ITV reporter Rachel Younger that the PM should resign over her record. Police numbers dropped by 13 per cent between 2010 and 2016, according to Home Office figures, with the number of firearms officers reduced from 6,976 to 5,639 in the same period.

London attacks: 'Several' arrests made during early morning raids

Trump also spoke with British Prime Minister Theresa May to offer condolences and offered Washington's "full support", the White House said in a statement. Most of the London Underground stations reopened Monday in the neighborhood where the attack took place, allowing life to resume after more than 24 hours of lockdown.

No talks even if you kill hostages, Philippine president tells IS militants

Up to 50 gunmen are still controlling the city centre almost two weeks after the start of fighting that has killed 177 people including 120 militants. Santiago, with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, considered the country's most dominant Islamic rebel group, with Central Mindanao, where Marawi City is located, known as its bailiwick.

Security barriers erected on London bridges after deadly attacks

In March, 52-year-old British national Khalid Masood rammed a vehicle into a crowd on Westminster Bridge and stabbed a police officer, in an attack that left five people dead. "Evil, evil people", he told The Guardian newspaper. He said three men, including a man over 65, and three women, including a teenager, were taken away in a police van.

May's election landslide in doubt as poll lead slips

Shakespeare said it relied on conducting 7,000 interviews a day and "multilevel regression and post-stratification" to deliver seat-by-seat results, even though its sample sizes in each district would usually be too small to reliably do this.

Iran calls for peaceful solution to Gulf crisis

The escalation of tensions in the energy-rich Persian Gulf probably won't disrupt LNG supplies to Qatar's main customers in Asia, according to Robin Mills, head of Dubai-based consultant Qamar Energy. "Whilst Qatar is the member of the USA coalition against IS, wealthy individuals have reportedly made donations to extremist groups and the government is also accused of supporting extremists - allegations that Qatar vehemently deny", Tamas Varga, oil associates analyst at PVM, said in an email ...

Turkey says ready to help resolve crisis between Qatar, Arab countries

The news of the Qatar crisis sent the price of crude oil higher on Monday. Qatar, home to the Al Jazeera news network, also plays a role in negotiating with groups that many governments keep distance from. Kristian Ulrichsen, a Gulf expert at the US-based Baker Institute, said if Qatar's land borders and air space were closed for any length of time "it would wreak havoc on the timeline and delivery" of the World Cup.

3 terrorists responsible for London attack identified: PM May

In all seven women and five men aged between 19 and 60 were arrested under the Terrorist Act in Barking yesterday. She said police know the identity of the three attackers but will not release them yet because of the ongoing investigation.

Corbyn backs calls for May to quit over police cuts

Mrs May will try to re-focus the campaign her leadership and will say later on Monday that the right leader is vital for a strong economy and successful Brexit at a time when the United Kingdom faces a very serious terror threat. There have been reports of the heroic actions of people in the area, who did their best to fight off the attackers, and of the police who took just eight minutes to reach the scene.

Congress flays damage to Rajiv Gandhi's statue, demand probe

The former prime minister's statue was found damaged at a park in Mirzapur's Awas Vikas colony yesterday, following which an angry Congress party had announced statewide protests today. Babbar claimed that the incident is linked to UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's visit to the city. He, however, avoided naming any saffron organisation though he hinted towards them.Babbar said the Congress has chose to demonstrate on Monday and that he would visit Mirzapur to press the district ...

London attack: Book of condolences opens in Belfast

The three attackers, who were wearing fake suicide bomb vests, were shot dead by eight officers in an "unprecedented" hail of bullets. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said Londoners can expect an increased police presence in the coming days. Australian government officials said there were two more nationals "about whom we have very real concerns". "She would have had no understanding of the callous cruelty that caused her death".

No Modi-Sharif meeting in Astana, says Sushma Swaraj

Rejecting suggestions that the government had a "flip- flop" policy in handling Pakistan, she said India is very clear that "it wants to hold dialogue, resolve all issues bilaterally without mediation from any third country, organisation or anyone else".

US, Aust stand together on N Korea tests

China's disregard for worldwide law. North Korea is threatening a sixth nuclear test. It is the seventh sanctions resolution the United Nations body has adopted against the North since the regime's first nuclear test in 2006. "Such risky act is a sign that their preparations for unleashing a nuclear war against the DPRK (North Korea) have reached the final phase", the Korean Central News Agency ( KCNA ) quoted a spokesman for the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army as saying on ...

Truck bomb kills at least 80, wounds hundreds in Afghan capital

At least 11 USA citizens were reportedly injured in the attack. "None of their injuries appear to be life-threatening". The Wazir Akbar Khan district is home to most of the capit. "He also commended Afghan security forces for their steadfast efforts to defend their people from enemies who would seek to deny them the security and prosperity", the White House said.

No justification countries cutting ties

Egyptian officials said that the decision of the authorities to break off relations with Qatar was made after Egypt failed to persuade Doha to refuse from the support for the Muslim Brotherhood organization (banned in Russian Federation as well).

Mattis, Indonesian Defense Minister Discuss Cooperation

The event, which saw the participation of over 500 participants from more than 40 countries, including defence ministers and senior officials from the US, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, stressed the need to maintain peace and security in Southeast Asia on the basis of respecting global commitments and law.

Donald Trump slams London mayor after attacks

A photo showed one suspect lying on the ground with the canisters on his belt. The country's major political parties temporarily suspended campaigning with only days to go before the general election. A number of opinion polls over the weekend showed the contest tightening further, with one poll putting the Conservatives just one point ahead of Labour .

Theresa May approval rating sinks as U.K. election race tightens

The city, held by the Labour Party since 1932, voted 66 percent in favor of leaving the EU. Mrs May was first up for a grilling, being forced to defend her record as Home Secretary and Prime Minister after being accused by voter Abigail Eatock of "broken promises and backtracking" - over deciding to call an early election and her social care plans - within minutes of the show starting.

London Bridge attack terrorist filmed in Channel 4 documentary

President Donald Trump has sent a flurry of early morning tweets in the wake of the London attacks - criticizing the city's mayor and bemoaning what he says is political correctness when it comes to national security. The three men, who wore fake suicide vests, were shot to death by police. "That's because they used knives and a truck!" "It was really scary", he said.

UAE's, Saudi carriers to suspend flights to Qatar

Qatar, meanwhile, says its government will take all necessary steps to ensure that the new measures by the Arab states will not affect the "normal life" of citizens and residents. Qatar's participation in Saudi Arabia's joint military operation in Yemen has also been cancelled after the Saudi-led coalition alleged that Doha supported Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group.

Terrorists respect 'neither life nor faith', says Muslim Council of Britain

A police statement did not provide the names of those held, but it said seven were women aged 19-60 and five were men aged 28-55. "It was a matter of life and death", said Metropolitan Police Service Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley. Witnesses described how passers-by threw chairs and beer glasses at the attackers in an attempt to stop them. An eyewitness on the London Bridge told BBC that he saw three people stabbing people at random, shouting " this is for Allah ".

The best quotes from the Question Time Leaders' special

YouGov pollster Wells said that if younger voters turned out on election day, then May could win a much smaller majority than initially predicted or even lose her majority."The alternative is that all those young Corbynistas will prove a mirage and that some polls still contain too numerous sort of young people who vote, with the end result being that the Conservatives win a large or landslide majority", he said.

Qatar regrets Gulf countries decision to cut diplomatic ties

Bahrain's foreign ministry issued a statement Monday saying it was suspending diplomatic relations "in order to preserve its national security". Speaking with reporters during an inspection at the DFA's passports office, Cayetano said the government is taking the fresh political development in the Gulf area "seriously".

Ariana Grande to return to stage Sunday for Manchester benefit show

The star-studded event helped raise money for the victims and their families. More than 100 people were injured and 22 were killed when Salman Abedi detonated a nail bomb in the foyer just minutes after Ariana had finished performing.

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