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UK urges Gulf states to ease blockade against Qatar

Qatar hiring Ashcroft, who was attorney general during the September 11 attacks and then helped push through the Patriot Act, appeared aimed at appeasing Washington as several Gulf nations try to isolate it. "The emir of Qatar had made progress in halting financial support for terrorism but he must do more and he must do it more quickly". Al Emadi said Qatar's government didn't need to buy back its bonds. Read More

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Telstra is cutting 1400 jobs

Telstra is cutting 1400 jobs

Now, in a message sent to Telstra employees, Penn has revealed that the cuts will come from most parts of the business across much of the country. The telco will also "renew" its focus on low-priced ISP Belong . "These changes are all part of an organisation-wide restructure", Penn said on Sky. "Some of the jobs we do today will no longer exist and new roles will need to be created to focus on new technology driven by expansion into digitisation, software, robotics and Artificial ... Read More

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Jeff Sessions To Appear Before Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday

Jeff Sessions To Appear Before Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday

Comey told the Senate intelligence committee in closed session that Sessions may have had a third, unreported meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak, according to USA media reports. On Comey's accusations that Trump pressed him to drop the FBI investigation of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, Bharara said "no one knows right now whether there is a provable case of obstruction" of justice. Read More

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Puerto Rico votes to become 51st state of America

June 12, 2017 (Investorideas.com Newswire) The governor of Puerto Rico , Ricardo Rosselló, announced this afternoon that he will visit Washington, D.C., following the victory of statehood in the status consultation held today on the Island, to notify Congress , the White House, and worldwide forums of the results. Read More

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Souza's quickfire goal sparks Brazil to big win over Australia

Indeed, getting out of their group may well be Australia's toughest task given they've been thrown in with world champions Germany , South American champions Chile and African champions Cameroon . Jedinak has now taken the decision, along with the Australia coach Ange Postecoglu, to withdraw from the squad in order to properly recover. It is expected that Austrian-based holding midfielder James Jeggo will replace him, but Mark Milligan, Massimo Luango and Jackson Irvine are also in ... Read More

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Three men arrested in London on terror charges

Spain urged British authorities to speed up the identification of the dead and wounded in the London Bridge attacks to spare more suffering to the relatives who have been looking for a 39-year-old Spanish banker. Xavier Thomas was on holiday in London with his girlfriend, who was seriously injured in the attack, as the couple walked across London Bridge. Read More

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Conservatives lead, but Labour gains big in British election, exit polls show

Former Treasury chief George Osborne - who was sacked by May a year ago - called her a "dead woman walking". May told the British electorate that the election was about strengthening Britain's hand in the tense Brexit negotiations. May said Brexit talks would begin on June 19 as scheduled, the same day as the formal reopening of parliament. Corbyn indicated Friday that "people who voted for Labor party, did so out of hope". Read More

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Jeff Sessions, Ron Wyden tussle over James Comey's testimony

Senators are expected to hone in on Comey's recounting of a February 14 White House meeting where Trump pressed the director to drop the FBI's inquiry into national security adviser Michael Flynn. The attorney general may also face questions on this. The high-stakes testimony also takes place amid reported friction between Sessions and Trump, who criticized the attorney general's decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation probe. Read More

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Nurse Killed in London Bridge Terror Attack 'Ran Towards Danger'

Nurse Killed in London Bridge Terror Attack 'Ran Towards Danger'

Prince Harry earlier joined those paying tribute to Ms Zelenak and Kirsty Boden . Much of the area around London Bridge remained cordoned off as police continued to investigate Saturday's attack that killed seven people. "Her parents can rightly be very proud of her". "The families have asked for privacy", Ms Bishop told radio 2GB. "Authorities in London can't give any information, they are in a terror lock down, so there's just no ability to find out or get any information". Read More

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Jailed US student released in North Korea

And how does the Trump administration respond? At the meeting, North Korea agreed that Swedish diplomats could visit all four American detainees, which at that time included Warmbier. The United States does not have a diplomatic mission in North Korea. Rodman, one of the few people to know both of the nuclear-armed leaders, sported a black T-shirt advertising a cybercurrency used to buy and sell marijuana as he talked to reporters briefly before boarding his flight from Beijing to the ... Read More

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Labour to cut immigration buy up to 30000 people a year

Labour to cut immigration buy up to 30000 people a year

Work visas for global students and recent graduates would also be tightened to stop them taking low-skilled jobs unrelated to their course. New Zealand's opposition leader Andrew Little announced on Monday a proposal to put a stop to the foreign student "backdoor" system to gain residence in the country, a move meant to keep immigration sustainable. Read More

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Body parts found in Wicklow are from a woman, gardaí say

Body parts found in Wicklow are from a woman, gardaí say

No efforts had been made to hide the remains. The victim is believed to be a white man aged 25 or older who may have been killed any time after June 3 and his body cut up and dumped in rural Wicklow . Members of the Garda Technical Bureau and Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis carried out examinations of the scene on Sunday and Monday. The scenic area, which was sealed off to enable further searches to take place, would be popular with hill walkers. Read More

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Senators condemn NK treatment of US student

Senators condemn NK treatment of US student

He had been on a stopover tour in North Korea, en route to Hong Kong, where he was going to study. The widespread views are that the communist nation has used the detentions as bargaining chips in its negotiations with Washington . The official referred to them as "hostages". The United States has accused the North of using Warmbier as a political pawn and condemned the sentence as far out of proportion to his alleged crime . Read More

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Pentagon to get authority for Afghanistan troop levels

Pentagon to get authority for Afghanistan troop levels

Joseph Dunford appeared before the House Armed Services Committee Monday night, and the Senate committee Tuesday morning, and at both appearances called upon lawmakers to end sequestration. "During nine of the past ten years, Congress has enacted 30 separate Continuing Resolutions to fund the Department of Defense, thus inhibiting our readiness and adaptation to new challenges", Mattis said. Read More

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Czechs not ready to accept EU migrant quota plan

Czechs not ready to accept EU migrant quota plan

But the three countries immediately rebuffed the threat and appeared ready to go to court. "For this reason, the Commission has chose to launch infringement procedures against these three member states". Sobotka said his government was ready to "consistently defend our view at the European Union level and at the relevant court institutions". Rafal Bochenek , spokesman for Poland's right-wing government, on Tuesday dubbed the Commission's threats of legal action "surprising", accusing it ... Read More

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Theresa May to face Conservative Party questioning over poll setback

May's failure to get a majority has undercut her tough Brexit strategy, which had raised fears that Britain was heading for a so-called " hard Brexit ", which could potentially see tariffs slapped on British exports to the bloc. Other Tories, while avoiding such brutal assessments, were more forthright in predicting that the prime minister is unlikely to lead the Conservative Party in any future elections. Read More

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Arkansas police officer slain; search ongoing for suspect

Arkansas police officer slain; search ongoing for suspect

The investigation is being led by the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division. Lieutenant Patrick Weatherford , 41, of Newport, was shot and killed in the line of duty Monday night. He was shot while making a routine traffic stop near the city's Remmel Park, and died of his injuries after he was hospitalized, WREG-TV, Memphis, reported. Read More

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UK's Theresa May holds talks to seal government alliance

Prime Minister Theresa May has made a joke at her own expense as Britain's House of Commons got underway - a reflection of her new humility following a disastrous snap election in which she lost her majority. May has promised to start the formal Brexit talks next week but her authority has collapsed since the election result and opponents took her woes as a chance to push back against her Brexit strategy. Read More

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Ruth Davidson dismisses Scottish Tories breakaway claim

The party made huge gains across Scotland in the 2015 General Election , all but wiping out Labour , the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats north of the border; each party retained only one seat each. The SNP will now have 35 seats, compared to the 56 it held before. RUTH Davidson has dismissed suggestions she will try and split from the Scottish Tories away from the UK-wide Conservatives as "b***cks". Read More

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Sessions brands Russian Federation collusion claims a 'detestable lie'

In a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee , Attorney General Jeff Sessions refused to answer questions about conversations he had with the president at least seven different times . Less than a week after two Republicans attempted to silence Sen. "I can tell you that for absolute certainty". Richard Burr thanks Attorney General Jeff Sessions for appearing before the Committee. Read More

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Demi Moore blames stress for tooth loss

Demi Moore blames stress for tooth loss

Demi Moore's front teeth are missing - and it's all because of stress. She continued: " Stress sheared off my front tooth ". However, Moore wasn't laughing about the reason behind her latest dental woe. The actress shared a Snapchat video of herself at the dentist and it inspired Fallon to ask her to inhale helium with him and chat about her film Rough Night . Read More

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Hundreds of Anti-Corruption Protesters Arrested In Moscow

Hundreds of Anti-Corruption Protesters Arrested In Moscow

According to a statement issued by the Moscow police Monday, almost 4,500 people took part in an unauthorized protest on the central street of Tverskaya Street of the Russian capital, Moscow , gatecrashing a historical re-enactment fair taking place as part of Russia Day celebrations that pay tribute to Russia's achievements from medieval times through World War II. Read More

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Two Pak youth martyred in Indian firing along LoC

In the another incident earlier in the day, the Army retaliated to a ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the LoC in the Bhimber Gali sector in Rajouri district at 9.45 a.m. Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria in a statement said that 100 Sikh Yatrees had been issued visas but Indian authorities stopped a lot of them at Atari. Read More

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Republicans are taking a big political risk on health care

President Donald Trump is scheduled to have lunch Tuesday with 13 senators to discuss the Senate's progress, and holdups, in repealing and replacing Obamacare. The Senate has worked for almost a month now on its Obamacare replacement bill, which is expected to include some features of the House's American Health Care Act but differs in other aspects, like Medicaid expansion funding and Obamacare taxes. Read More

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