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Blockade against Qatar 'hindering' planning for long-term operation - Pentagon

The State Department had said the US learned only at the last minute about the Arab nations' plan to cut ties. Shortly after Tillerson's remarks, the Pentagon said that while the Qatar blockade was not affecting current operations against Islamic State, it was "hindering" the ability to plan for long-term operations.

UAE Says More Qatar Curbs Possible, Warns Against Iran Involvement

On Monday, Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates , Bahrain and Egypt gave Qataris 14 days to leave, breaking diplomatic relations with Doha over its alleged support for extremism. "This is the strongest accusation to date of Qatar being connected with terrorism". Turkey , meanwhile, has approved a bill allowing more troops to be based in Qatar.

Malaysia Airlines flight forced to land over bomb scare

Eleven passengers reportedly help subdue the man at the back of the plane until it landed and armed police boarded the aircraft to remove the suspect. "Safety and security are of utmost priority to Malaysia Airlines ", the airlines said in a statement . MH370 disappeared in March 2014, while another passenger jet, MH17, was shot down in July of the same year while flying over Ukraine in twin tragedies to hit Malaysia's national carrier.

Trump willing to testify under oath on Comey

Trump , however, insisted that he never asked Comey for his loyalty , as Comey stated under oath in his congressional testimony. Despite repeated questions, Trump refused to confirm whether tapes exist of his private conversations with Comey, saying only that he would speak to that in a "fairly short period of time ".

Tillerson urges Gulf states to ease the Qatar blockade Trump previously cheered

Tillerson said the United States supports the emir of Kuwait's efforts to mediate. But Tillerson hinted at a wrinkle in the storyline: the breakdown in diplomatic relations is impairing USA mediation in the Middle East because Qatar hosts a US air base with 10,000 troops.

Debating Trump's legal team's potential move to file complaint about Comey leak

Trump's private lawyer to file leak complaint against Comey with DOJ's Inspector General & Senate Judiciary Cmte. President Donald Trump is asserting that fired FBI Director James Comey's testimony to Congress represents "total and complete vindication".

Hawaii will stick with Paris climate accord, ignore President Trump's exit

Tin Ponlok, secretary general of the National Council for Sustainable Development at the Ministry of Environment, said it was "regretful" that Trump chose to abandon the agreement. Pittsburgh is one of almost 250 cities in the United States, representing 56 million Americans, whose mayors have committed to honor and uphold the goals of the Paris Agreement .

Qatar's foreign minister plans to visit Moscow on June 10

The emirate is still home to leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Palestinian Hamas and the Afghan Taliban. The UAE did not hack the Qatari news agency, Gargash said. The Saudi newspaper al Watan published what it called a list of eight "extremist organizations" seen as working to destabilize the region from Qatar, including Qatar's Al Jazeera news channel, that were targeted by Gulf Arab states.

What a hung Parliament means for Britain

Craig Erlam, London-based senior market analyst at OANDA, said: "A hung parliament is the worst outcome from a markets perspective as it creates another layer of uncertainty ahead of the Brexit negotiations and chips away at what is already a short timeline to secure a deal for Britain".

UK PM May's Conservative Party Suffers Stunning Upset In Election

In a night that redrew the political landscape once again, the UK Independence Party (UKIP), which won 12.5 percent of the vote two years ago and was a driving force behind the Brexit vote, was all but wiped out, hovering around two percent.

What did we learn from Comey's testimony before Congress?

Comey's testimony provided a gripping account of his interactions with Trump and underscored the discord that had soured their relationship. Trump later contradicted his own staff and acknowledged on May 11 he fired Comey because of the Russian Federation probe.

Trump declares himself vindicated, and Comey "a leaker"

President Trump took to Twitter this morning to blast Comey as a "leaker". Trump was scheduled to face the press Friday afternoon at a joint press conference with the visiting president of Romania. Sens. Richard Burr, R-NC, and Mark Warner , D-Va., the leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee, plan to meet next week with Russian investigation special counsel Robert Mueller on how to coordinate their parallel investigations.

Scotland 'must have a choice' on independence, says Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon has urged Scots to help her keep the Tories "in check" as she unveiled the SNP's manifesto for next week's General Election . "At the end of the Brexit process - not now, but when the terms of the deal are known - Scotland must have a choice about our future; a choice between following the United Kingdom down the Brexit path or becoming an independent country", Sturgeon said, adding that the Scottish parliament had already backed the devolved government to ...

Where Trump's 'Travel Ban' Now Stands: Trump Takes Off the Gloves

When his administration rolled out the initial version of his executive order, which the media condemned as a "Muslim ban", Trump described it as " extreme vetting ". In a series of tweets, the US President stressed that we need a travel ban to protect our people. Sanders insisted that Trump "isn't concerned with what you call it", only with protecting Americans .

Ireland set to have first openly gay Prime Minister

He will be replacing Enna Kenny, who served in the position for six years. The former first minister of Northern Ireland, DUP leader Arlene Foster, has spoken on the phone to congratulate Mr Varadkar. In his leadership campaign, "Taking Ireland Forward", Varadkar's fiscally conservative politics took center stage. He told a leading news channel, "If somebody of my age, of my mixed race background and of all the things that make up my character can potentially become leader of our country, ...

Ivanka has no comment about detained activists investigating her Chinese shoe factory

Hua was arrested in Jiangxi province on suspicion of illegally using eavesdropping equipment; he and the other two men disappeared Saturday and were last seen in Ganzhou, in southern Jiangxi province, China Labor Watch reported Tuesday.

Speller from Gray is flawless in early rounds at national spelling bee

Rhubarb is a tart, succulent plant used in pies and preserves. She spelled both of her words on Wednesday correctly. It's also Miller's third year to compete, but he won't make it to the finals Thursday because he didn't score high enough on a written test.

Trump Tweets Said To Undercut Travel Order Pending Before Supreme Court

After whining that the DOJ should have pressed for an "expedited hearing" on the latest version for the objective of seeking a "much tougher version," Trump issued his final tweet of the morning. "We don't need the help but will take it!" attorney Neal Kaytal wrote on Twitter . The first executive order banned entry to people from Iraq , Iran, Syria , Libya , Yemen , Somalia and Sudan for 90 days and indefinitely banned refugees from Syria, while giving exceptions to religious ...

Kuwait emir leaves for UAE over Qatar mediation

Al Qassemi, of the ruling family of the sheikhdom of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates , told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he hopes Qatar ends its "rogue, maverick" ways. Qatar faced a similar crisis in 2014 that saw Arab countries pull their ambassadors from the country. Gaza's Islamic Hamas rulers, a major recipient of Qatari aid, have called Saudi Arabia's call for Qatar to cut ties with the Palestinian militant group "regrettable" and said it contradicts traditional Arab ...

Passenger tried to enter the cockpit on a Malaysia Airlines flight

The magistrate excused Marks from the hearing, where there was no application for bail, while his lawyer conveyed fears for his safety. He has been interviewed over commonwealth offences including making threats and false claims, and endangering aircraft safety.

What was James Comey thinking when he met with Trump?

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he never met with Trump during the latter's visits to Moscow . US intelligence agencies have concluded the Russian government sought to influence the USA election in Trump's favor, a charge Russia has denied.

Prosecutors rest their case at Bill Cosby's trial

The defense will begin its case Monday in the sexual assault trial. Picking up on the 2005 case reopened by his predecessor Risa Vetri Ferman almost two years ago, newly elected Montgomery County D.A. "I apologized to this woman". "I am not stopped", he said. On Wednesday, a taped phone conversation between Constand's mother and Cosby was played for the courtroom.

The President Didn't Tweet About Comey, But Another Trump Did

According to Newsweek , online betting firm Ladbrokes saw a surge in bets after Comey's testimony, moving Trump's odds of impeachment or resignation from 4/5 to 4/7, which translates into a 63.6 percent chance that Donald Trump will not make it to 2020 as President of the United States.

Which Analysts Are Watching Verifone Systems, Inc. (NYSE:PAY)?

This represents an increase of approximately 750% compared to the typical daily volume of 590 call options. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in VeriFone Systems by 10.7% in the fourth quarter. EPS long term mean growth rate estimated by 1 analysts is at 1.39%, whereas, the high and low Long term growth rate estimated at 1.39 and 1.39. The company has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $19.51.

Manuel Noriega: The life of Panama's former military dictator

Panama's ex-dictator Noriega died. Noriega was indicted in a United States federal court on drug-trafficking charges in 1988 and, after U.S. observers declared he had stolen the 1989 election, President George HW Bush launched the "Operation Just Cause" invasion, sending in almost 28,000 troops.

Showdown at the Capitol over bathroom bill

The House budget proposal will reflect a " good balance of continuing tax reform and tax reduction with making sure that we're meeting the needs of our citizens", said Rep. Under it, transgender students wouldn't be allowed to choose the bathroom they use but could be directed to separate, single-use facilities. Under a House bill, revenue from broadening application of the Kansas sales tax would be dedicated in 2020 to reduce the state's 6.5 percent sales tax on food by 1 percentage point.

Theresa May Says She Won't Resign, Seeks Minority Gov't

The results mean May will need to form a government even as Jeremy Corbyn , leader of the far-left Labor Party, called for her to resign. May called the election in April in an attempt to extend her majority and strengthen her Brexit-negotiating position, but her gamble backfired spectacularly, triggering fresh concern for the financial sector and businesses.

Prime Minister Modi arrives in Delhi after Kazakhstan's historic visit

PM Modi also expressed his gratitude towards the other member countries that supported India's membership to SCO. One Belt One Road ( OBOR ) is a development strategy proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping , which focuses on connectivity and cooperation between China and the rest of Eurasia, encompassing around 60 countries and is worth over $50 billion.

Romney: Clinton told me to take Trump Secretary of State job

That would include taking a tougher stance on Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election. "It would be a real shame if we stopped everything". This year's retreat will also feature two Republicans in Congress who frequently raise concerns about the Trump administration, South Carolina Sen.

Plane to Kamloops missing

It departed Cranbrook around 3 p.m. and was supposed to land in Kamloops at 4 p.m., but never showed up. The Joint Search Coordination Centre (JRCC) in Victoria is searching for both the plane and the missing persons, which went missing Thursday evening.

UK PM seeks to form minority government, to meet Queen

Many thought she wouldn't succeed, some called for her to resign in light of the election results. Pointedly calling her party the Conservative and Unionist Party she hailed the already strong relationship with the DUP and said that only her party with its highest number of seats for any single party and its highest share of the vote - 42 per cent against Labour's 40 per cent - could offer "legitimacy" and stability and command a majority in the Commons.

Based broadcaster Al-Jazeera claims it is under cyber-attack

Qatar's Al Jazeera will maintain its editorial independence despite a regional diplomatic crisis that has isolated the Gulf state, the Doha-based broadcasting network's acting director-general said on Thursday. "We don't believe in a military solution", he said. The group said the list shows Qatar "announces fighting terrorism on one hand and finances and supports and hosts different terrorist organisations on the other hand".

Turkey agrees to deploy troops to Qatar

Despite Tillerson's call for there to be "no further escalation", Trump's sharp comments were likely to further embolden Saudi Arabia and the others in their bid to isolate Qatar. The Pentagon said the blockade was hindering US ability to plan for long-term operations in the region. The Turkish leader called for the "blockade" against Doha to be "completely lifted", urging Saudi Arabia to show leadership and encourage good relations in the region.

Pound falls, Asian shares higher as investors watch United Kingdom vote

S&P 500 futures were also up 0.2 percent at 2,433.90. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended up 104 points, or 0.52 percent, from Thursday at 20,013.26. The euro was at ¥1.1189-1189, down from $1.1259-1260, and at ¥123.44-44, down from ¥123.59-59. Tokyo stocks finished up Friday, tracking a rise on Wall Street overnight after investors deemed U.S.

LIC buys SBI stake worth Rs 5700 crore in QIP issue

It may also consider some stake sale in its non-core assets including CCIL, NSE and UTI MF. The SBI QIP is by far the biggest QIP out of India and this would be the most significant primary capital raised in almost a decade since the global financial crisis, this will be the third largest equity put up in the Asia Pacific this year.

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