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UAE: Arab states don't seek 'regime change' in Qatar

If Qatar refuses to comply by the deadline, the Arab countries signaled, they'll continue to restrict its access to land, sea and air routes indefinitely, as economic pressure mounts on Qatar. "The four states can afford to wait, but Qatar cannot", said Fawaz Gerges, a Middle East expert at the London School of Economics. On Wednesday, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had asked the four countries to make their demands "reasonable and actionable".

Ram Nath Kovind never said he follows BJP's ideology: Congress

With the selection of Kovind as India's top constitutional head, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah have played a political masterstroke on opposition parties in more than just ensuring entry into Raisina Hills. Following the announcement, Prime Minister Modi reached out to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh to seek the grand old party's support for Kovind.

Chief: Police testing for sex assault of slain Virginia teen

Imam Mohamed Magid, the religious leader of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society, acknowledged the slaying had people fearful but he praised the many people who turned out "in a fever" to search for the teenager before police discovered her body on Sunday afternoon.

Williston sailor aboard USS Fitzgerald when it was struck

Their bodies were found a day later when the ship returned to port and divers scoured damaged areas of the 154-meter (500-foot) Fitzgerald , which was commissioned in 1995 and deployed in the Iraq war in 2003. "The damage was significant, this was not a small collision", said Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, the commander of the Navy's 7th Fleet. "Japanese investigators have questioned the crew of the ACX Crystal about the collision, and they say they'll be cooperating with USA officials in ...

Hundreds of households to be evacuated in wake of London tower fire

Just hours earlier, police said that manslaughter charges could be brought over the Grenfell inferno, after finding that the fire started with a faulty fridge and the building's cladding had failed safety tests. "On Thursday night we had a public meeting with residents who shared a number of concerns that I had not been aware of", she explained. Fears about cladding are not limited to apartment buildings.

Paul Ryan: 'Let Robert Mueller Do His Job'

On Trump's plane ride home after a trip to Wisconsin, Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters he "has no intention" of firing Mueller, even though she maintained that "the president has the right to". Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia raised the possibility that Rosenstein might himself be fired without cause. Lindsey Graham of SC tried to clarify where that line for "good cause" was.

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen wins seat in French parliament

Macron's triumph brings a shift in France's political landscape, sweeping aside the mainstream parties that had once alternated in power. Socialist party leader Jean-Claude Cambadelis immediately declared his retirement from the party post.

Philippines says Islamist militants withdraw from school, no casualties

The town is in North Cotabato province in the centre of Mindanao island. Padilla, however, said later only about 50 militants were involved. He said it was possible the attack was meant to disrupt an ongoing military offensive against a separate group of militants aligned with the Islamic State group who laid siege on Marawi city.

Vehicle bomb detonated near Kabul bank killing 20

The militants, who are believed to control almost 80 percent of the province's countryside, increasingly have been making a push into Lashkar Gah to try to take the city. At least 29 people have been killed in a auto bomb attack in Lashkar Gah in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Photo taken on June 22, 2017 shows the site of an attack in Lashkar Gah city, Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 22, 2017.

Whirlpool says working with Britain after Hotpoint fridge freezer sparked London blaze

The government has ordered an immediate examination of the refrigerator model that started the blaze. The housing association was awaiting recommendations from experts to determine whether the cladding should be replaced, the trust added.

Bring stability to Kashmir, then worry about Maharashtra, Shiv Sena taunts BJP

Downplaying the rift within the NDA following Uddhav Thackeray's criticism that the BJP was fielding Kovind to win over Dalit votes, Swamy said that it was natural of its "Hindutva brother" to side with the ruling dispensation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had, in a tweet, mentioned that Kovind will make for an "exceptional President". "Why should the Sena be supportive if you plan to put up a Dalit candidate only for the sake of Dalit votes.

Donald Trump nominates National Football League club owner as United Kingdom ambassador

He also works as chairman and chief executive officer of New York-based Johnson Co., a private asset-management firm. Johnson was not the only wealthy sports team owner to be tapped Trump in filling out his ambassadorial squad. Johnson must now be nominated and confirmed by the Senate. Not very much. The Johnson family purchased the franchise in January 2000, however, Woody has had very little to do with drafts, scouting, etc.in recent years.

Mamata Banerjee trying to divert our movement: GJM chief

However, the GJM has condemned all sorts of violence in the region and said that miscreants, rather than GJM volunteers, were involved in the violence. Indian Army, paramilitary forces and the police have been deployed across the hill station to bring the situation under control. The few shops serving essentials that had remained open till Saturday, were kept shut.

Ohio Senate aims to make sense of Medicaid expansion

It would phase out Obamacare's expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor more gradually, waiting until after the 2020 presidential election, but would enact deeper cuts starting in 2025. The Senate bill also slows the introduction of these Medicaid cuts, pushing the deepest wounds to the elderly into the future. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants the bill to come to a vote by July 4th.

UK Labour leader Corbyn says will 'try to force early election'

Corbyn is ahead of the PM as 35 per cent voted for him and 34 per cent voted for May, nearly a third of people were not sure. Unfortunately for Mr Corbyn, the change in public opinion comes after the General Election where the Conservatives received the largest proportion of the vote.

House Intel: No sign yet Comey memo will be turned over Friday

Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign manager John Podesta is scheduled to go before Congress and testify about his role in the alleged meddling in the US election by the Russian government, it was reported Thursday . House intelligence committee members said Friday there was no indication that the memos from fired FBI Director James Comey would be turned over to the panel, despite a deadline imposed by the committee leaders to turn them over by day's end.

North Korea accuses U.S. of 'smear campaign' over death of Otto Warmbier

They said Warmbier remained in a state of "unresponsive wakefulness" until he died Monday . Warmbier was in a comatose state when he landed in his home state of OH on June 13. North Korea reportedly told a USA official that Warmbier contracted botulism and slipped intothe coma after taking a sleeping pill - they claimed to have released the student on "humanitarian grounds".

White House aims to speed US drone, wireless technologies

In the final event of the White House's " tech week ", the president cradled a four-propeller flying robot, engaged in a demonstration on 5G internet, and discussed how the government can better regulate and encourage investments in drones, web-connected devices, and 5G internet.

EC disqualifies MP minister Narottam Mishra for 3 years

Rajendra Bharti said that his opponent Narottam Mishra has paid for coverage in Local media during assembly election in 2008 at datia. "As per law, Mishra stands disqualified from the date of issuance of order and debarred further for three years from contesting elections" an official from the Election Commission said.

India, Russia to conclude negotiations for military platforms

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and his team of top military official concluded a successful three-day visit to Russian Federation on Friday. Shoigu believes that the joint exercises enhance the status and reputation of the two countries' armed forces and show the defense ministries' readiness for effective counteraction against modern challenges and threats.

North Korea: 'We Are the Biggest Victim' in Otto Warmbier's Death

Mattis echoed that, saying China "continues to work these issues". South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in an interview with CBS television earlier this week that it was clear North Korea bears a heavy responsibility for Mr Warmbier's death.

Cosby Juror: 2 Holdouts Prevented Guilty Verdict

It's possible the jury for the Cosby retrial may also be selected here. However, the third count that Constand was unconscious or unaware had a vote of 11-1 for acquittal. The document said the court had "significant concerns" over publishing the names during the trial when attempts to interview jurors' families and friends, who would likely have contacted the jurors, would have caused "consternation and distraction from their sworn duty".

Death toll in Pakistan attacks climbs to 61

Pakistan Army contingents and FC personnel reached the site of the attack to aid in rescue efforts. "Till now at least 15 people have been confirmed killed in the attack as it is a very busy area", said Shahid Turi, a local lawmaker from the area.

Iran's Khamenei ordered missile strikes on IS group targets in Syria: Guards

The Pentagon said the incident took place near a combat post in A-Tanf where US and coalition "advisers" are stationed in a support capacity to provide services to forces battling the Islamic State terrorist organization. Israeli security officials said Monday that they were studying the missile strike to see what they could learn about its accuracy and capabilities.

Talks to support May's Conservatives making progress, DUP says

One source told the Press Association: "They thought they had us in the bag and they wouldn't have to pay a price for it". The letter - which is a first step towards court proceedings - sets out the grounds of complaint and threatens judicial review proceedings in the event of a DUP-Tory deal being struck.

Death toll in Pakistan attacks climbs to 56

The first explosion took place as people were busy shopping for Iftar and Eid in the Turi Bazaar area of Parachinar. Earlier, Medical Superintendent of the District General Hospital, Parachinar, Sabir Hussain, confirmed the death of at least 25 people and injuries to over 100 in the blasts .

Menendez Weighs in on 'Devastating' Senate Health Care Bill

Appealing to Congress and the USA people, Mr Obama said the 142-page plan had a "fundamental meanness" at its core and was "not a healthcare bill". Realizing they're outnumbered, Democrats and their liberal allies were planning events around the USA over the next few days aimed at building public opposition to the bill.

Ryan wants to "get moving" on Iran, Russia sanctions

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled the bill at a closed-door session with party faithful. The recent rally in hospital and HMO stocks means the Senate Republicans' health-care bill will not pass, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Friday.

Asked about successor, Russia's Putin says I'm still working

But the former FBI chief said he was sacked due to his investigation into Russia's ties with Trump's campaign. For the most part, the questions this year focused on the economy, with Putin telling the audience that Russian Federation had bounced back from recession in the face of ongoing sanctions.

Qatar emir congratulates Saudi crown prince

After the decrees were announced, Saudi TV aired footage of the new crown prince warmly greeting the man he is replacing, Mohammed bin Nayef . While bin Nayef fell into a diminished role. This week King Salman made him crown prince, supplanting his vastly more experienced cousin Mohammed bin Nayef . Trump's administration has sent contradictory signals on the crisis.

Hundreds face housing chaos as tower blocks evacuated over cladding fears

Four high rises on the estate are thought to be covered with a similar type of cladding as that used at Grenfell Tower, five miles to the south west, where at least 79 people died in the June 14 tragedy. The overnight fire rapidly engulfed Grenfell Tower, with flames shooting up the outside of the building, raising concerns that the cladding material attached to the concrete block didn't comply with fire-safety rules.

NK claims it offers medical treatment to Warmbier with 'sincerity'

Wyoming officials say the service for Otto Warmbier in the Wyoming High School auditorium will be open to the public Thursday, but not to news media. He was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. His coma and subsequent death have set off outrage in the United States. The Foreign Ministry statement also criticized South Korea, which had called on the North to release its other detainees including six South Koreans.

Lynch: Reduce cost on health plans

Brian Sandoval Friday morning, pointing to the bill's dramatic reductions in Medicaid. Both men are Republicans who made a decision to expand Medicaid in their states. Johnson told WTMJ-AM radio on Friday that his main problem with the bill is it doesn't address the root cause of rising health insurance costs. "While we are still waiting for final numbers, every indication is that the plan unveiled by Senate Republicans will be even more devastating".

Emirati minister says Qatar's isolation could last 'years'

Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has placed billions of dollars of cash with Qatari lenders after some banks in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) and Bahrain started withdrawing funds from the country amid the standoff, the people said , asking not to be identified because the information is private.

Explosion kills 3 at a mall in Colombia

Ambulances and firetrucks rushed to the scene and the injured were taken to a hospital. The mayor of Bogota Enrique Penalosa on Twitter called the explosion a terrorist attack. The entire area around the center has been cordoned off and evacuated as anti-explosive experts, the fire brigade and police inspect the area. There is one woman dead and.

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