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Saudi and Bahrain welcome Trump's scolding of Qatar

But it has fallen out with its Arab neighbors, who accuse it of sponsoring extremist groups, some of them allegedly linked to arch Saudi foe Iran , fomenting trouble across the region. "Our president has stressed the need to resolve this upsetting issue before the end of Ramadan, as it is against our religion, beliefs, and traditions, especially during the month of Ramadan", Mr Cavusoglu said. Read More

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

We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. Neal Katyal, the lead lawyer for Hawaii's legal challenge, wrote on Twitter. The court's order came just one day after the Trump administration asked the court to reinstate its temporary ban on travelers from six Muslim majority nations, requesting it stay two nationwide blocks of the measure that had been issued by appellate courts. Read More

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Russia's Lavrov calls for talks to ease Qatar stand-off

Turkey has maintained good relations with Qatar as well as several of its Gulf Arab neighbours. He did urge Qatar to be "responsive to the concerns of its neighbors" and to immediately crack down on extremist funding. In a call with Qatari Emir Tameem Bin Hamad Al Thani on Wednesday, the President offered to help the parties resolve their differences, including through a meeting at the White House if necessary, according to a White House statement. Read More

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House Passes Dodd-Frank Repeal, Which Faces Uphill Battle in Senate

Ironically, one group that isn't a fan of everything in Hensarling's bill is Wall Street . Dodd-Frank is a wide-ranging law that clamps down on regulations of banks and other financial institutions . " The Financial CHOICE Act represents an alternative and effective approach to financial regulation, which will protect taxpayers, end bank bailouts, empower investors, and hold government bureaucracies accountable". Read More

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Hawaii Becomes First State to Sign Law Aligning with Paris Agreement

Keene has always been ahead of the curve and progressive when it comes to the environment, and it needs to stay that way regardless of what happens on a state or national level, he said. "We're not going to back off of this; it's too important", he said. Cooper signed an open letter supporting the Paris deal, joining more than 1,000 other public officials and business leaders, including the governors of California, Connecticut, Oregon, New York, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, and ... Read More

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Egypt: ISIS claims attack on bus carrying Coptic Christians

Egypt: ISIS claims attack on bus carrying Coptic Christians

There were conflicting reports on whether the gunmen had been dressed up as civilians or as the military. In a press statement , the Council members expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Egypt, and wished a speedy and full recovery to those who were injured, reportedly including children. Read More

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Three men arrested in connection with London attack

Three men arrested in connection with London attack

British police said that they had recovered a body from the Thames river believed to be that of 45-year-old Frenchman Xavier Thomas , missing since the night of the attack . People gather during an event for the victims of Saturday night's London Bridge terror attack. "The attack, the third in Britain in three months, has raised questions over the government's ability to protect Britain following cuts to police numbers in recent years". Read More

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Emmanuel Macron's party set for landslide as France goes to polls

Emmanuel Macron's party set for landslide as France goes to polls

In the four weeks since his remarkable triumph in the presidential election, Mr Macron has defied expectations that his new political party would struggle to wrest control of parliament from the traditional Right and Left. The National Front , reeling from a weaker-than-expected score for chief Marine Le Pen in the presidential election, could miss its target to get enough lawmakers to form a parliamentary group, though it is expected to do much better than the two deputies it had in the ... Read More

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Iran attacks 'reinforce hatred' for US, Saudi: leader

Iran attacks 'reinforce hatred' for US, Saudi: leader

The men had reportedly visited the jihadis' strongholds of Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq before returning to Iran in summer 2016 "to carry out terrorist operations in religious cities". The Iranian speaker also criticized the USA administration for its support to Saudi Arabia, saying that Washington has undermined democracy and human rights by an alliance with Riyadh. Read More

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

But it has fallen out with its Arab neighbors, who accuse it of sponsoring extremist groups, some of them allegedly linked to arch Saudi foe Iran, fomenting trouble across the region. "But they can be addressed immediately". Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain released a joint statement listing 59 entities and individuals, including members of Qatar's royal family, as involved in "terrorist" activities. Read More

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Trump accuses ex-FBI chief Comey of lying

Trump accuses ex-FBI chief Comey of lying

In his first four months in office, President Trump has achieved the dubious distinction of being investigated by an independent prosecutor and at least five major oversight committees in the Congress run by his own party. We now know that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing - "I did not have communications with the Russians" - was flat-out false. Read More

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Merkel in Mexico: Walls Don't Fix 'Immigration' Woes

He tweeted: "Looks like we might need a time-out in the Brexit negotiations". "With a weak negotiating partner, there's the danger that the negotiations will turn out badly". Most now appear to prefer that the bloc's second-biggest economy leave smoothly and quickly. Mexico and Germany reject Trump's hostility to NAFTA and say flourishing trade has brought benefits to all. Read More

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Puerto Rico mulls political status in new referendum

A plebiscite is being held in Puerto Rico on Sunday to determine the future political status of the Caribbean island, which has functioned as a "commonwealth" of the USA since 1898. Groups that back the current commonwealth status, like the PPD, have called for a boycott of the plebiscite. Under the current Congress, it's unlikely Puerto Rico would gain much traction, but a vote by Puerto Ricans on Sunday in favor of statehood could set the country on a remarkable course that could end with ... Read More

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Iran arrests seven Tehran attack suspects

On Thursday, authorities said the assailants were Iranian nationals and that they had arrested six suspects, including one woman, since the attack on Wednesday in Tehran . The seven persons were affiliated to terrorist groups, the police added. In his post, Zarif also hinted at the lack of democracy in Saudi Arabia , saying the Al Saud's hatred towards this system of government has been the main reason they encouraged their mercenaries to attack the Iranian Parliament, which is among the ... Read More

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Trump suggests Iran shares some blame for terror attacks

Sunni Saudi Arabia denied any involvement in the attacks. IS has also claimed multiple attacks inside Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, another attack took place at the Imam Khomeini Shrine. In a video that appeared to have been recorded before the attack on Tehran , five masked fighters were shown threatening Shi´ites in Iran as well as the Saudi Arabian government saying their turn "will come". Read More

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Iran arrests 7 suspects for supporting Tehran attacks

Two terrorist groups attacked mausoleum of the late Imam Khomeini and the Iranian Parliament on Wednesday morning (June 7), killing 17 people and injuring 52 more. An earlier statement from Iran's ministry of intelligence had said that they arrested 41 ISIS members within the three Kurdish provinces of Kermanshah, Kurdistan, Azerbaijan Gharbi, and also in Tehran . Read More

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Comey testimony watched by an estimated 19.5 million viewers

Comey testimony watched by an estimated 19.5 million viewers

The figure for the hearing, touted as "Washington's Super Bowl ", includes viewers across all ad-supported broadcast and cable networks that carried it from 10 a.m.to around 1 p.m. Last month, James Comey was sacked without warning by President Donald Trump. In addition to capturing the attention of newshounds and politicos , what would typically be a humdrum proceeding was a source of entertainment for many. Read More

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Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers

Nearly 60 percent of Conservative members want Prime Minister Theresa May to resign following her election failure, according to a survey published Saturday. The British pound tumbled against the USA dollar and the euro after the election result. May is preparing to name the rest of her cabinet, after revealing Friday that her five most senior ministers would stay in their posts. Read More

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Farmers hopeful for 'pro-farmer' decision amid CM Chouhan's indefinite fast

Farmers hopeful for 'pro-farmer' decision amid CM Chouhan's indefinite fast

I know your (farmers) problems", he added. The CM also said that the state government will bring in a loan-settlement scheme for farmers who defaulted on the repayment of their loans. "Our meeting with Chief Minister was cordial, but we will continue our agitation till our demands are met", he declared. Whenever farmers had any trouble, he did not stay at home but went to them. Read More

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Intelligence Heads Say No Pressure From Trump on Russia Probe

His written testimony, already released, shows he kept a meticulous record of his meetings with President Trump . In his opening statement, the top Democrat on the committee, Sen. McCabe repeated his first answer, and Heinrich reminded McCabe again the question was about the conversations that he (McCabe) had with Comey. Rogers said, "Because I feel it is inappropriate". Read More

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Doha Urges Gulf Resolution, Erdogan Justifies Troop Deployment in Qatar

Trump on June 9 said Qatar "has historically been a funder of terrorism at a very high level". Saudi Arabia , Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have ordered all Qatari nationals to leave their countries within 14 days. Saudi Arabia has banned the wearing of any Barcelona shirt with a Qatar Airways logo due to their continued ties with the company. Saudi Arabia and its allies are demanding an immediate change of policy by Qatar was essential. Read More

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Arab states issue Qatar 'terror list'

The president did not limit his call for greater action against terrorism to Qatar alone but instead urged "Qatar and other nations in the region to do more to combat terrorism and do it faster". Those on the list, including the former interior minister, could not be reached for comment.numerous others added to the list are figures associated with the Muslim Brotherhood who have made Qatar a base, including Brotherhood spiritual leader Yousef al-Qaradawi. Read More

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UAE Threatens Qatar with Economic Embargo

UAE Threatens Qatar with Economic Embargo

The United Arab Emirates joined Bahrain, Egypt and Saudi Arabia in cutting off diplomatic ties to Qatar on Monday. Qatar has vehemently denied all charges. Doha should also stop using media in promoting extremist agenda, he added. The Persian Gulf countries have ordered their citizens out of Qatar and gave Qataris overseas 14 days to return home. Read More

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