Qatar, accused of aiding terrorism, hires ex-US Attorney General

Meanwhile, Russia's foreign minister called for dialogue to resolve the crisis. "We are in favour of resolving any disagreements through dialogue". The list included members of the ruling family. India believes that peace and security in the Gulf are of paramount importance for the continued progress and prosperity of the countries in the region.

Qatari ambassador responds to Trump in tweetstorm

Qatar is grateful to the Russian companies for the offered assistance during the diplomatic conflict with Arab countries, Qatar's Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said on Saturday during a meeting with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Britain voted against May's majority in Parliament - but what about Brexit?

DUP leader Arlene Foster, whose party won 10 seats, said Friday she was ready to talk to the Conservatives on "how it may be possible to bring stability to our nation". Despite failing to win a majority of the seats, May will attempt to form a government . "Do your best to avoid a "no deal" as result of "no negotiations", Donald Tusk, leader of the EU's ruling council, wrote in a tweet .

Qatar denies that charities fund terrorism

The row has sparked one of the worst political crises in decades among some of Washington's closest Mideast allies. The tough United States line was a rebuff for Qatar's efforts to reach out for support from overseas. Trump said Arab leaders he met with in Saudi Arabia last month had urged him to confront Qatar over its behavior. "Fighting terrorism and extremism is no longer a choice, rather.

Two Top Aides Attached To British PM Quit

The Telegraph newspaper said senior Conservatives including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, interior minister Amber Rudd and Brexit minister David Davis were taking soundings over whether to replace Ms May. May focused her campaign on the break with Europe, saying she had called the snap election to seek a mandate for her hard Brexit plan. Cameron assumed that the British voters would ratify Britain's continued membership in the European Union and thus allow him to silence ...

Cosby's lawyer attacks 1 accuser as sex assault trial opens

Constand lost consciousness after Cosby helped her to the couch and provided a pillow for support, she said . The defense pointed out there were 72 phone calls between Constand and Cosy after the alleged incident, along with inconsistencies between her testimony and her original statements to investigators.

Gas giant Qatar Petroleum says unaffected by Gulf crisis

Kuwait's ruling emir has traveled to Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates and Qatar to try and mediate the crisis that began June 5. US President Donald Trump has accused Qatar's leadership of bankrolling extremists and demanded a halt to that funding, drawing praise from Saudi Arabia and its allies.

Hundreds demonstrate against Theresa May's alliance with DUP

While Sanders didn't win the 2016 Democratic nomination, narrowly losing to rival Hillary Clinton who had the support of her party's state committees, the outsider senator did win the vote in key states such as Indiana, New Hampshire and MI during primaries.

USA secretary of state calls for easing of Qatar blockade

Last summer, Barca's own fan base called for the club to cut ties with Gulf state Qatar, which included a petition signed by over 60,000 people. Trump, speaking in the White House Rose Garden yesterday, said his concerns about Qatar's support to terror groups was raised during his meeting weeks ago with Arab and Muslim leaders.

Denver braces for 'March Against Sharia' rally at Colorado State Capitol

Roughly 200 counter-demonstrators marched toward Seattle City Hall, where they significantly outnumbered those gathered for the anti-Sharia law rally. And the marchers against Sharia say it goes against the Constitution. Protesters who say they oppose Islamic law and counter-protesters shouted at each other from behind police barriers in Chicago in one of several such protests nationwide.

British PM Theresa May seeks deal to cling to power

But Johnson said he backed May. May called the snap election to win a clear mandate for her plan to take Britain out of the EU's single market and customs union, so she could slash immigration. The election result means businesses still have no idea what trading rules they can expect in the coming years. After confirming on Friday that her top five ministers, including finance minister Philip Hammond, would keep their jobs, May must name the rest of her team, who will take on one of the ...

While Discussing Flynn, Putin Jokes About Getting Megyn Kelly Arrested

Mr Putin also said it was "nuts" to suggest the Trump administration had moved to ease economic sanctions on Russian Federation. "For me, this is just fantastic. Flynn", Putin told Megyn Kelly. And then afterwards I was told, "You know there was an American gentleman, he was involved in some things". Putin downplayed Flynn's appearance with him at a December 2015 gala dinner in honor of the Russian television network Russia Today (RT), which US officials consider a state-run propaganda ...

Erdogan vows "every kind of support" for Qatar

A senior White House official said it was a "misperception" that there was a policy difference between Tillerson and Trump, noting that they were stressing different parts of the same strategy. Contacted after business hours, Ashcroft didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. The announcement intensifies the diplomatic and economic campaign to isolate Qatar, a small Gulf Arab state which is a critical global supplier of gas and hosts the biggest US military base in the Middle ...

UK leader May strikes tentative deal with Northern Ireland party

The Conservatives won 318 seats in the General Election, eight short of an overall majority - but just exceed that mark with the DUP's support. May's office said Saturday that the Democratic Unionist Party , which has 10 seats in Parliament , had agreed to a "confidence and supply" arrangement with the government .

United Kingdom leader May strikes tentative deal with Northern Ireland party

Downing Street initially said an outline agreement on a "confidence and supply" arrangement had been reached with the DUP which will be put to the cabinet for discussion on Monday. The pair worked at the heart of May's administration and their departure is seen as a mark of the British Prime Minister's political fragility following her poor General Election result.

USA soldiers killed in Afghanistan

The Pentagon said in a statement that the wounded soldier has been evacuated for medical treatment. An investigation was launched to determine the specific circumstances that led to the incident, the statement noted. Allied commanders provided limited details. Air raids by United States fighter jets have sharply increased in recent months, just as the White House considers requests from military commanders to send thousands more troops to Afghanistan.

Tillerson says Qatar blockade 'hindering' military operations

But authorities in the UAE and Bahrain have made praise for Qatar's government a criminal offence carrying possible jail time, and some Gulf citizens have anxious that the strong rhetoric on Qatar's foreign policy would divide their peoples.

US Russia probe wants Comey recordings

He said the president had pressured him to drop a probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn , whom Mr Trump fired for misleading the White House over contacts with Moscow's ambassador. Before Friday's news conference, he broke his silence. "I hardly know the man [Mr Comey]", he said. Meanwhile, lawmakers are asking the White House to turn over any taped conversations between Trump and Comey.

Donald Trump claims 'total and complete vindication' after James Comey testimony

He said that when Trump used the word hope, he understood that to be a command of some sort, and that strengthens the case for obstruction. "Yesterday showed no collusion, no obstruction." For instance, several days into the scandal over James Comey's firing, Trump tweeted that the Federal Bureau of Investigation director "better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Furthermore, he denied ever asking Comey for his "loyalty", ...

Trump accuses Qatar of funding terrorism 'at a very high level'

But questions about Comey's testimony are sure to dominate the news conference, after the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director accused the president and his administration of lying about rank-and-file Federal Bureau of Investigation employees losing confidence in him .

Niger recalls ambassador to Qatar in solidarity with Arab states

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to keep supporting the outcast state as he recently approved an accord on Thursday for military training cooperation with Qatar, the news agency reported. The moves taken against Doha include banning Qatar Airways from airspace and closing Qatar's only land border with Saudi Arabia. On Saturday, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE made no mention of Mr Tillerson's call.

Boks find form in four-try romp over under-strength France

After a terrible 2016 featuring eight Test defeats, a new-look Boks team was able to ease some of the pressure on head coach Allister Coetzee with an ultimately convincing victory at Loftus Versfeld, albeit against a weakened touring side. The skipper said they have worked hard over the past two weeks during the camp in Plettenberg Bay and in Pretoria during their preparations where they focused on building a cohesive team culture.

British Prime Minister Theresa May Regroups After Election Setback

Despite earlier saying that a cabinet meeting had been scheduled for Saturday, a spokesman said May would not be holding one but would name more members of her cabinet. "It's an issue very close to my heart and one that I wanted categoric assurances from the prime minister on, and I received [them]". The DUP's social conservatism - it is opposed to same-sex marriage and abortion - has also alarmed some in May's party, particularly Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, who is gay.

Germany ready for Britain to begin Brexit talks, Angela Merkel says

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been in Mexico to meet President Enrique Peña Nieto the second destination in her two stop tour of Latin America after Argentina. "I have the feeling, because otherwise they would have given her a better vote". Barnier sounded conciliatory: "Brexit negotiations should start when United Kingdom is ready", he tweeted .

Defiant Trump accuses Comey of being a liar

Senator Tim Kaine, the 2016 Democratic vice-presidential candidate, said yesterday that Mr Comey's testimony provided a wealth of information for both the congressional and special counsel investigations. The FBI is part of the Justice Department that Sessions heads. "There's no ambiguity in it, there's no, 'Hey, I'm hoping , '" Trump said . A litmus test comes in two weeks when voters choose a new House member in a competitive Georgia district, where a GOP loss would unnerve some ...

Theresa May fights for survival ahead of Brexit talks

By Saturday mid-day, Timothy and Hill resigned, amid growing doubts inside and outside the party about the longevity of the minority government. "The reason for the disappointing result was not the absence of support for Theresa May and the Conservatives but an unexpected surge in support for Labour ", Timothy said in an article published on the ConservativeHome blog.

London attackers had Molotov cocktails, tried to hire truck, police say

He said every available police vehicle was filled with police officers and they rushed to London Bridge. If you know anything about these particular types of knives , please let us know. Butt and his two accomplices, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youseff Zaghba, 22, also loaded it with 13 Molotov cocktails, which police believe they meant to ignite after going on their stabbing spree.

US Turkey discuss Qatar row, Syria on phone call

Tillerson said the decision of Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt to cut diplomatic and economic relations with the neighboring, energy-rich emirate was having dire humanitarian consequences and hurting US military operations fighting Islamic State militants.

US intelligence chiefs decline to comment on Trump inquiry

Just because they've never received a direct order or been aggressively " pressured " (a subjective term) doesn't mean a request hasn't been made of them, which of course was the claim in WaPo's latest Russiagate bombshell . DAN COATS: I have never been pressured. His exchange with King was even worse. "The question is why are you not answering the question?" Coats mentions that he's not going to "go down that road" of revealing "confidential" discussions in a public hearing but Rubio comes ...

Third London attacks suspect reportedly Italian-Moroccan

The third London Bridge attacker was named today as Youssef Zaghba , a 22-year-old Moroccan-Italian. London Metropolitan Police said on Tuesday that Zaghba was not a police or M15 subject of interest. He was reportedly stopped at Bologna airport in March a year ago while trying to take a flight to Istanbul, before potentially travelling on to Syria.

Films on Rohith, Kashmir, JNU denied screening at festival

P N Ramachandra has directed the film on Rohit Vemula, the Hyderabad Central University student who committed suicide; Kathu Lukose directed the film "March.March.March" on the students" stir at JNU, while N C Fazil and Shaan Sebastian have directed " In the Shade of Fallen Chinar '.

London police make three arrests over terror attack

Searches were underway at the residential property and a business address in Ilford, the latest in a series of raids since the weekend assault. They were walking over London Bridge when the three assailants in a van mowed down pedestrians on the bridge and then launched a stabbing spree in and around bars in nearby Borough Market .

Trump ignores secy's call for calm, 'scolds' Qatar

The ban comes amid a diplomatic row as Saudi Arabia blacklisted entities and individuals that they perceive as connecting Qatar to extremist groups, with the United Arab Emirates , Egypt , Yemen , and Bahrain included. Mauritania, an Arab League member, cut ties on Tuesday and central African oil producer Gabon condemned Qatar for failing "on counter-terrorism". Kuwait's ruling emir has traveled to Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates and Qatar to try and mediate the crisis that ...

'London Bridge attackers plan to hire lorry to kill more'

The truck they had wanted to hire was smaller but similar to the one used in last year's Nice attack in which more than 80 people were killed in France. He heard gunshots and loud bangs soon after and had no idea if it was coming from the attackers or his fellow officers. One passerby was shot in the head by a police bullet.

Turkish president approves troops to Qatar

Kuwait's emir is working to mediate the Gulf crisis around Qatar, which is home to a major US military base and is the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. They single out Qatar to settle scores with them over other issues, but dress up the score-settling as counter-terrorism and Trump believes it without question.

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