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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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Sessions to appear before Senate intelligence committee

Sessions to appear before Senate intelligence committee

On March 1, The Washington Post reported that he met twice with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak , during the campaign. Sessions noted that several lawmakers on those panels had said they meant to ask him about the Russian Federation investigation, after testimony by former FBI director James Comey before the intelligence committee Thursday. Read More

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May's top aides resign after UK election fiasco

May's top aides resign after UK election fiasco

A " confidence and supply " arrangement is a far looser deal than a formal coalition or pact. Her real test is likely to come when MPs vote on her programme after it is outlined in parliament by Queen Elizabeth II on June 19. Instead, the result has sown confusion and division in British ranks, just days before negotiations are due to start on June 19. Ruth Davidson, the gay Scottish Conservative leader. Read More

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European Union tells May 'no time to lose' on Brexit

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has delivered a similar warning about the threats. Now that it has chose to jump ship, it seems it can't get its act together to actually leave. "We want to do it quickly, respecting the calendar", Merkel said during a visit to Mexico. To make matters worse, she saw her majority evaporate. The talks were set to officially begin on June 19. Read More

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Modi meets Xi, calls for respecting each other's core concerns

Modi meets Xi, calls for respecting each other's core concerns

Prime Minister Modi said that India and China were ancient civilisations with a long-standing friendship. Modi hailed India's accession as a "landmark moment in the journey of the SCO " and pledged his country would play a "constructive and active role" in the organisation that also includes ex-Soviet states of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Read More

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House intel panel approves subpoenas for Flynn, Trump lawyer Cohen

House intel panel approves subpoenas for Flynn, Trump lawyer Cohen

The leaders of the committee's Russian Federation investigation, Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., did not mention the subpoenas to former Obama administration officials in their statement about the probe. Flynn plans to produce some of the documents by next week, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss Flynn's private interactions with the committee. Read More

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Saudi, allies issue Qatar-linked 'terrorism' list

Qatar on Friday dismissed as "baseless" a terrorism blacklist published by Saudi Arabia and its allies which linked individuals and organizations in Doha to support for Islamist militant groups. On Thursday, the Trump administration offered a mediator: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , who negotiated for years with Qatari leaders when he served as CEO of Exxon Mobil. Read More

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BJP stands in support of Shivraj Chouhan's indefinite fast

BJP stands in support of Shivraj Chouhan's indefinite fast

Opposition parties, including Congress , have called the CM's move a "drama". "Though he is trying to send a message that he is doing Gandhi-giri (using a Gandhian way), it is absolutely not so. He also said that the chief minister met farmers' leaders on June 4 and assured that their problems will be resolved. Sena's media in-charge Apoorva Dubey, who reached the Dusshera Maidan, told reporters, "Instead of sitting here, he should have gone to Mandsaur to comfort and help the farmers". Read More

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Curfew-Like Restrictions In Parts Of Kashmir Valley

Bhat was killed by Indian Army in Saimouh village of South Kashmir's Tral town on Saturday. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Munir Khan said the situation across the Valley remained under control. Curfew and restrictions were imposed by authorities in major areas of Srinagar and other "sensitive" places in the valley to thwart protests and people from reaching Tral, while a shutdown, called by separatists, was observed over the killing of Sabzar and his associate Faizan Muzaffar ... Read More

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Saudi Arabia bloc issues terror list of groups, people linked to Qatar

Saudi Arabia bloc issues terror list of groups, people linked to Qatar

Qatar Airways group CEO Akbar Al Baker said that Qatar Airways ensured that "all passengers were brought home safely to Doha within 24 hours of the flight cancellations". For years, Qatar has provided funds and support to the Muslim Brotherhood , Hamas and extremist groups in Syria, Libya and elsewhere. "The blockade is hindering USA military actions in the region and the campaign against ISIS", Tillerson said, though he declined to say how, even as he contradicted the Pentagon. Read More

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Madhya Pradesh farmers' protest: 'Burn down police station,' Says Congress Lawmaker

Madhya Pradesh farmers' protest: 'Burn down police station,' Says Congress Lawmaker

As Khatik repeatedly incited the mob, a police official was seen requesting the MLA to calm down. In the video, police are seen trying to pacify an agitated Shakuntala Khatik who is heard asking people to set the police station on fire. The Congress should answer for this and Rahul Gandhi should apologise for the irresponsible behavior of his party men. He said that the Congress was politicising the protest and going there for photo ops and doing nothing for the farmers. Read More

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What leaving the Paris climate deal means for business

A look at some key questions about the accord and Trump's decision. It reiterated tough fuel-efficiency standards for automakers. Fortunately, the reaction to Trump's announcement has been encouraging. Branson said he's optimistic that the momentum from the conference will lead to sustained action to meet United Nations goals of cleaning up the oceans and ending overfishing by 2030. Read More

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