• Saudi ally Bahrain demands Qatar distance itself from Iran
Saudi ally Bahrain demands Qatar distance itself from Iran

Sheikh Mohammed called attempts to isolate Doha "collective punishment" and a "systematic campaign" against Qatar, which he said continued to work alongside the United States against extremism. The sudden isolation has spurred Qatar to hold talks with Turkey, Iran and others to secure food and water supplies, said a Qatari official. Five Ar...

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  • Saudi FM says 'brother state' Qatar must act to end crisis
Saudi FM says 'brother state' Qatar must act to end crisis

Yet Trump's tweet drew concern among American defense officials because Qatar is home to the forward headquarters of the US Central Command, a major Mideast intelligence hub for the US and the site from where it carries out attacks against Islamic State.

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  • Death toll from Tehran attacks rises to 17
Death toll from Tehran attacks rises to 17

All the attackers were reported killed. Iran is one of the powers leading the fight against IS militants in neighbouring Iraq and, beyond that, Syria. Ali Larijani, Iran's Parliament Speaker, called the attacks "a cowardly act" and reportedly downplayed the tragedies as a "minor issue". "We grieve and pray for the innocent victims of the ter...

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  • Opinion poll analysis suggests SNP likely to lose seats
Opinion poll analysis suggests SNP likely to lose seats

This morning, Mr Corbyn insisted there was no need for a second referendum. SNP candidates in the by-election and General election respectively, Gail Hendry and Calum Kerr, with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and a host of party supporters in Hawick today.

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  • Nicola Sturgeon rules out `rash decisions´ on indyref2 after major SNP losses
Nicola Sturgeon rules out `rash decisions´ on indyref2 after major SNP losses

Angus, where the SNP were defending majority of over 25%. The Tory, who is also a football referee, won 22,637 votes, easily beating Mr Robertson who polled 18,478. Paul Masterton took the constituency - which 20 years ago had been the safest Tory seat in Scotland - from the SNP's Kirsten Oswald. The Tories have emerged as the foremost defender...

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  • British pound dives on fears of UK election results
British pound dives on fears of UK election results

The BBC reported that 76 seats appeared too close to call. Craig Erlam, Senior Market Analyst at OANDA, said: "The initial exit poll suggest it's been a catastrophic campaign for Theresa May ". Talks with European Union leaders are due to start in less than two weeks and those meetings may now need to be delayed, further eroding the time tha...

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  • Kuwait's emir meets with Qatari leader amid diplomatic rift
Kuwait's emir meets with Qatari leader amid diplomatic rift

The global community has been striving to mediate the crisis among the countries concerned since the escalating tensions between Qatar and its fellow Arab nations culminated when Bahrain , Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates (UAE ), Egypt , Libya and Yemen abruptly announced to sever diplomatic ties with the Gulf gas-rich state, accusin...

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  • UK exit poll says Conservatives to win largest number of seats
UK exit poll says Conservatives to win largest number of seats

If he can manage to broker a deal with all three and get more seats than Theresa May he will become Prime Minister. "I would have thought that's enough to go, and make way for a government that will be truly representative of all of the people of this country".

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  • General Election 2017: what is an exit poll?
General Election 2017: what is an exit poll?

This is a projection, it's not a result. "But given the patchy history of exit polls , this time we will have to wait for the seat by seat results, setting the pound up for a volatile day", he added. As the exit poll announcement loomed, punters clustered around the screens and conversations fell silent. "GBP might eventually benefit from a Lab...

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  • UK Election Arrives After May Sees Lead Over Corbyn Shrink
UK Election Arrives After May Sees Lead Over Corbyn Shrink

Instead, now she's being forced to consider teaming up with a minor party. The result would plunge domestic politics into turmoil and could delay Brexit talks - inflicting months of further uncertainty on businesses and financial markets.

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  • Israeli Occupation of Palestine Generates Humanitarian Crisis
Israeli Occupation of Palestine Generates Humanitarian Crisis

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for achieving a negotiated two-state solution to resolve the conflict between Israel and Palestine. APN's mission is to educate and persuade the American public and its leadership to support and adopt policies that will lead to comprehensive, durable, Israeli-Palestinian and Israeli-Arab peace,...

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  • Heavy rains fall as ships, locals search Myanmar crash site
Heavy rains fall as ships, locals search Myanmar crash site

He was flying a Shaanxi Y8 four-engine turboprop, a popular Chinese-made medium-range transport aircraft based on the Soviet Antonov An-12, a widely used aircraft that has had numerous crashes over the decades. The heavy rain and choppy seas delayed the efforts. Among the 108 were 15 children, 58 adults and 35 soldiers. It is not unusual for such f...

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  • Brighton terror victim named as Kai Hao by Malcolm Turnbull
Brighton terror victim named as Kai Hao by Malcolm Turnbull

Australian police said on Tuesday they were treating a siege in Melbourne as an " act of terrorism " after a claim by Islamic State that one of its fighters was the gunman responsible. Ashton said. "He's exchanged gunfire with police and has been fatally shot by police at the scene". "From what we're piecing together comments [Khayre] made rela...

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  • Climate deal pull-out may speed up damage to Trump property
Climate deal pull-out may speed up damage to Trump property

A special coalition of states , led by their respective governors, was launched on the night President Trump made his announcement. Trump said on Thursday that the landmark 2015 climate agreement threatened millions of jobs and productivity, and that he would start a multi-year process to withdraw from the deal, which has been signed by n...

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  • Theresa May: 'I had the balls to call general election'
Theresa May: 'I had the balls to call general election'

Mr Corbyn was understood to be heading north on the campaign trail and Momentum Northern were hoping he would make it to Carlisle for the rally. Betting that she would win a strong majority, May called the snap election to strengthen her position at home as she embarked on complicated Brexit negotiations with 27 other members of the European Unio...

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  • What will United Kingdom election result mean for Brexit?
What will United Kingdom election result mean for Brexit?

Center-left voters switched from the Liberal Democrats , Greens and SNP to send a message to the Conservatives, not to endorse Corbyn's program. Labour have gained seats, including from the Scottish National Party . "She is going to be in a bad place after this". However, between them they now have just 10 MPs and are predicted to lose some sea...

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  • European Union expands sanctions against North Korea
European Union expands sanctions against North Korea

Pyongyang has conducted missile test-launches five times since Moon took office on May 10. North Korea unveiled surface-to-ship missiles at a military parade to mark the 105th birthday of its late founder Kim Il-sung on April 15th. However, North Korea says its weapons programs are necessary to counter, what it describes as growing signs of USA a...

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  • Comey says he was fired because of Russia investigation
Comey says he was fired because of Russia investigation

The revelations came as Comey delivered his much anticipated first public telling of his relationship with Trump, speaking at a packed Senate intelligence committee hearing that brought Washington and parts of the country to a standstill as all eyes were glued to screens showing the testimony.

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  • Nomura makes initial estimate of Conservatives winning 331 seats
Nomura makes initial estimate of Conservatives winning 331 seats

This is good news for the Tories, who are facing a hard night with exit polls predicting 17 lost seats and a hung parliament . A hung parliament could mean further delay for the negotiations. But we don't know the results of this election yet. Center-left voters switched from the Liberal Democrats, Greens and SNP to send a message to the Conse...

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  • Marawi City siege was start of extremist plan Featured — AFP chief
Marawi City siege was start of extremist plan Featured — AFP chief

Philippine forces pressed their off. Government troops head to the frontline as fighting with Muslim militants in Marawi city enters its second week Tuesday, May 30, 2017, in southern Philippines. "When you're desperate, you will do everything to survive", said Zia Alonto Adiong, a regional lawmaker who welcomed dozens of people, including chil...

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  • Brazil court resumes Temer, Rousseff hearing
Brazil court resumes Temer, Rousseff hearing

Even if found guilty, Temer would be able to appeal. Both Alves and Cunha were also targeted because of developments in a fraud investigation at the Caixa Economica Federal [CEF.UL], prosecutors said. If the court decides against the Rousseff-Temer ticket, Chamber of Deputies Speaker Rodrigo Maia would assume the presidency for 30 days while Cong...

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  • Police Arrest 3 More After Footage Of London Attack Appears
Police Arrest 3 More After Footage Of London Attack Appears

All three attackers were shot dead by police . The developments came as families of the London Bridge attackers expressed their disgust at the attack in London on June 3. In a statement from the force, he thanked members of the public for their support. "I do believe from hearing other neighbours he was quite rough handled in his arrest, a...

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  • Japan passes law for Emperor Akihito to abdicate
Japan passes law for Emperor Akihito to abdicate

In a vote televised live on local television, the upper house of parliament passed the bill with a handful of lawmakers sitting out the vote. The timing of the abdication, according to the law, will be decided under a government ordinance within three years of the law's promulgation after consulting with the Imperial House Council.

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  • Trump eases Qatar critique, offers to mediate Gulf spat
Trump eases Qatar critique, offers to mediate Gulf spat

Qatar seeks a way out to defeat an escalating pressure from Arab states, insisting that it sees no "military solution" to crisis. Mauritania, a member of the Arab League, severed ties with Qatar on Tuesday - following the lead of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt - while Gabon condemned Doha .

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  • Angus Robertson ousted as SNP sees vote share slump
Angus Robertson ousted as SNP sees vote share slump

The SNP appeared to have suffered a backlash against Ms Sturgeon's plans for a second independence referendum, although it was set to remain the largest party in Scotland. Pete Wishart, who was the chair of the Scottish Affairs Committee in the last Parliament, managed to hold on to his Perth and North Perthshire constituency - but by the narrowest...

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  • Mandsaur violence: Rapid Action Force deployed, 62 people detained
Mandsaur violence: Rapid Action Force deployed, 62 people detained

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, at the Madhya Pradesh-Rajasthan border, met kin of the farmers who lost their lives in the police firing during protests in Mandsaur. Contingents of Rapid Action Force (RAF) were on Thursday deployed in Madhya Pradesh's violence- hit Mandsaur district where the situation remained tense.

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  • Philippines says may break Islamist militants' city siege soon
Philippines says may break Islamist militants' city siege soon

Duterte was supposed to have a talk to troops stationed at Camp Ranaw in Marawi City, where fighting with Maute Group terrorists continued in pockets in some areas, at 1:30 p.m. "In a few more days, it could be over", the Armed Forces Chief of Staff, General Eduaro Ano, told ANC television on the 17th day of a siege by hundreds of militants who...

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  • Nick Clegg loses seat in United Kingdom vote
Nick Clegg loses seat in United Kingdom vote

He went on to call on all parties to work to unify a "deeply divided and polarised nation". Having stood down as Lib Dem leader in 2015, Mr Clegg returned to the party's front bench as Brexit spokesman and remained one of the country's leading pro-Remain voices.

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  • Arab states issue Qatar 'terror list'
Arab states issue Qatar 'terror list'

Saudi Arabia and three other Arab states cut ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of supporting violent Islamist groups across the region. Russia's state RIA Novosti news agency says the Qatari foreign minister will visit Moscow for talks with his Russian counterpart amid a diplomatic crisis between the Gulf nation and other Arab countries.

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  • Nadal into semifinals as Carreno Busta retires
Nadal into semifinals as Carreno Busta retires

But the bageled set is Nole's first in a grand slam since 2005 and he will lose his number two ranking. "I lost that crucial break at the beginning of the second set and Dominic started serving better". The former world No. 1 has been suffering from a lack of form since his awesome, dominant run came to an end a year ago. In all, Djokovic m...

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  • Girl, daughter of NBC vice president, killed; dad arrested
Girl, daughter of NBC vice president, killed; dad arrested

According to their 2007 wedding announcement, Neil White was a freelance journalist and the two met in 1992, when he was her brother's resident adviser at the University of CT. The two lived separately but had joint custody. The mother's family said Wednesday it's "broken and devastated" Gabrielle is gone. 'In lieu of flowers, the family kind...

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  • Qatar releases initial report into alleged hack
Qatar releases initial report into alleged hack

UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan and other senior officials attended the talks, WAM said, without elaborating on the discussions. He added: "Doha now is completely isolated". Tensions surged between countries closer to Saudi Arabia (such as Bahrain , and Egypt ) and others, such Qatar, with ties to Iran.

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  • EU expands sanctions against North Korea
EU expands sanctions against North Korea

Under its leader Kim Jong Un it has also tested two nuclear bombs since the beginning of 2016. Experts said the new anti-ship missile has four launching canisters. Japan's navy and air force conducted military drills with two USA aircraft carriers in the Sea of Japan last week, following similar joint U.S. U.S.

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  • Expressing sympathy for Qatar now punishable in Bahrain after UAE
Expressing sympathy for Qatar now punishable in Bahrain after UAE

The statement said Trump "reiterated that a united Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC ) and a strong US-Gulf Cooperation Council partnership are critical to defeating terrorism and promoting regional stability". Keep up to date with ALL the football news, gossip, transfers and goals on our page plus fixtures, results and live match commentary . "Qa...

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  • UK voters prioritize security in wake of attacks
UK voters prioritize security in wake of attacks

In remarks to her constituency early Friday morning, May indicated she meant to stay on - "the country needs a period of stability ", she said - although there is a real possibility of another election if the Conservatives don't get the support of the House of Commons.

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