4 nations cut diplomatic ties to Qatar as Gulf rift deepens

The countries also were ejecting Qatar's diplomats from their territories. Central Command officials and the Pentagon did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are incensed by Qatar's conciliatory line on Iran, their regional archrival, and its support for Islamist groups, in particular the Muslim Brotherhood, which they regard as a risky... [Full Article...]

Islamic State unable to gain foothold in the country

Islamic State unable to gain foothold in the country Both sides would have to take initiative for this to happen, he said. 'NIA is an autonomous investigating body, doing what they are doing, don't want to comment on that, ' said Singh. "We have been successful in countering the challenges posed by the ISIS", the home minister said. The government does not want to see stones in the hands of Kashmir youth, it would rather want them to make use of... [Full Article...]

Woakes ruled out for remainder of Champions Trophy

England captain Eoin Morgan said in his eve-of-tournament news conference that Roy will "definitely play" in the Champions Trophy, that his opening partnership with fellow big hitter Alex Hales was a vital part of a team that has grown in stature in its ODI renaissance since the 2015 Cricket World Cup. [Full Article...]

Stench of corruption hangs around Jared Kushner

Trump, who returned to Washington on Saturday after a nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe , has been expected to shake up staff to tackle the firestorm over investigations into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and communication between Russia and Trump's campaign and transition team. [Full Article...]

ICC Champions Trophy, Match 2: Australia vs New Zealand

Talking about the Champions Trophy-a tournament which they have won twice before, Smith admitted that the Australians need to quickly find a way back into the 50-over mindset, having had one of their warm-up games washed out, and with numerous players coming fresh from IPL duties. [Full Article...]

Mixture of old and new faces in Macron's first government

Mixture of old and new faces in Macron's first government Long time ally GĂ©rard Collomb, the former socialist mayor of Lyon, has been appointed interior minister. Check out Federal News Radio's latest podcasts. The parliamentary candidates reflect the diversity of France, Bay said at a news conference, with half of them women, an average age of 45.7, and more than one-third drawn from the ranks of artisans, farmers, shopkeepers or heads of companies, h... [Full Article...]

White House communications director resigns amid tensions

He said the claims of Russian meddling are driven by the "desire of those who lost the US elections to improve their standing by accusing Russia of interfering". Trump did not immediately address Dubke's resignation. The person wasn't authorized to publicly discuss private policy deliberations and insisted on anonymity. [Full Article...]

Social media rushes to define Trump's 'covfefe' tweet

And what was Trump trying to say, anyway? The Donald, ranting about the "negative press", took to Twitter to blow off some steam, and in the process managed to inexplicably coin a new term, nay , movement - nay ! The post, since deleted, was followed by a Trump message at 6.09am that sought to put a playful tone on the misfire, saying, "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe"??? ... [Full Article...]

In US Portland stabbing suspect yells slogans at court hearing

In US Portland stabbing suspect yells slogans at court hearing Last Friday, Christian allegedly stabbed two men to death and injured another man badly aboard a Portland metro train. He was only recently released from the hospital . Her daughter is Black and was with a friend who was wearing a hijab, she said. About 200 people gathered in Ashland on Saturday night to celebrate the life of a hometown boy with Juneau ties who died trying to protect a pair... [Full Article...]

After test, US says missile defenses are outpacing ICBM threat

The Pentagon's oft-criticised missile defence program has scored a triumph, destroying a mock warhead over the Pacific Ocean with an interceptor that is key to protecting United States territory from a North Korean attack. successfully tested a system created to intercept them. "This is part of a continuous learning curve", Davis said. In the editorial cited by state news agency KCNA, which a... [Full Article...]

'The Bachelorette' 2017 Episode 2 Spoilers: Which contestant has a girlfriend?

Curious, she agreed to the meeting, then the installment was over. One fan wrote that the dog-themed date was better than the entire last season of The Bachelor . But Rachel seems to be interested in Peter and she gives him the date rose. How did that opening line go over with Rachel? "We came on because we love Rachel ", Mila Kunis says, and proceeds to ask the men, by a sho... [Full Article...]

Urinating dog statue briefly placed near 'Fearless Girl' art

Urinating dog statue briefly placed near 'Fearless Girl' art It faces the famous " Charging Bull " statue. A sculptor showed people in NY exactly what he thinks of " Fearless Girl " with a statue of his own: a urinating dog. The statue's actual creator, Kristen Visbal , did not respond to requests from the Post for comment on " Pissing Pug ". The pissing pug is the latest iteration of an odd NY trend of artists working out their differences using g... [Full Article...]

G7: Italian Police and Protesters Face-off in Taormina

G7: Italian Police and Protesters Face-off in Taormina Above, the president arrives at the G7 summit in Taormina , Sicily, on May 26. "Wow", he declared as he admired the stunning view from Taormina's "Belvedere" central square with other G7 leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni . [Full Article...]

Merkel: Europe must stay united in face of ally uncertainty

Merkel: Europe must stay united in face of ally uncertainty She believes relations with America "are a strong pillar of our foreign and security policy, and Germany will continue working to strengthen these relations", her spokesman Steffen Seibert said Monday. He also shoved the prime minister of Montenegro out of his way for a photo op, and called Germany " very bad " over its robust vehicle sales to the U.S. [Full Article...]

The wait is over! PM Modi inaugurates Asia's longest bridge in Assam

The wait is over! PM Modi inaugurates Asia's longest bridge in Assam The bridge will reduce the distance from Rupai on NH-37 in Assam to Meka/Roing on NH-52 in Arunachal Pradesh by 165 km. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated India's longest Dhola-Sadiya Bridge over river Lohit, a tributary of the Brahmaputra on Friday. [Full Article...]

Merkel spokesman: Germany still seeking stronger United States ties

The heat is on: President Trump says he will decide this week whether to stick with the landmark Paris climate accord. The senator said during an interview with CNN's State of the Union on Sunday that it would be an issue for the USA if Trump did not reaffirm the country's previous commitment to the accord, made under former president Barack Obama in 2015. [Full Article...]

Trump handshake showdown: France's Macron just won't let go

Trump handshake showdown: France's Macron just won't let go Macron briefly thanked Trump and told reporters the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, scheduled to take place later on the day, would "allow us to have a first meeting" and that he was "very happy to be able to change a lot of things together". [Full Article...]

Former Greek PM Papademos recovering well after booby-trap blast

Papademos, who also once served as the country's central bank governor, opened the booby-trapped envelope as his vehicle made its way through a central Athens intersection surrounded by apartment buildings, CNN Greece reported. A second police official said one of the other two wounded in the blast told anti-terrorism police that he had handed Papademos the mail earlier, and that before doing so h... [Full Article...]

Trump hits out at 'fake news' following Kushner reports

Trump hits out at 'fake news' following Kushner reports Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, the national security adviser, declined to say whether he would be concerned if a private citizen attempted to set up backchannel communications with a foreign government to influence United States foreign policy and said he would not be concerned if a White House official attempted to do so. [Full Article...]

India uncertain if Pak considering mother's appeal against Jadhav execution

Sartaj Aziz , the foreign affairs adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif , was quoted by The Nation as saying that Islamabad will appoint a new team of lawyers to defend Pakistan's position at the The Hague, Netherlands-based International Court of Justice . [Full Article...]

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