• Arab states demand Qatar close Al Jazeera, shutter Turkish base
Arab states demand Qatar close Al Jazeera, shutter Turkish base

In addition, in less than 10 days, Qatar was forced to suspend every single diplomatic and military tie with Iran and close a Turkish military base. The demands have not been officially unveiled but Doha-based Al-Jazeera news channel said overnight Thursday they were handed to Qatar by Kuwait , which is mediating the dispute.

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  • President Trump To Enforce New Restrictions With Cuba
President Trump To Enforce New Restrictions With Cuba

President Trump is delivering on a campaign promise to significantly alter, if not abrogate, the Obama administration's diplomatic opening to longtime foe Cuba . As part of the agreement, the two countries reopened embassies in each other's capitals. US airlines and cruise ships will still be allowed to serve the island 90 miles south of Florida.

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  • Indian PM returns home from three-nation tour
Indian PM returns home from three-nation tour

United States President Donald Trump gave Indian Prime Minister a guided tour of his residence quarters in the White House, including Lincoln bedroom and showed him a copy of the famous Gettysburg address of the 16th President of the United States of America and the desk on which he wrote it, on Monday.

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  • Russia-US meeting canceled over sanctions
Russia-US meeting canceled over sanctions

Russian Foreign Minister #Sergey Lavrov , after the U.S. announced imposing sharper sanctions for Russian support for separatist rebels in Ukraine , warned it was a case of a "Russian-phobic obsession" coming from the #United States. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the penalties were created to "maintain pressure on Russian Federation to...

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  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson set to meet with Qatar foreign minister
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson set to meet with Qatar foreign minister

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani on Tuesday, weeks after several Gulf states cut diplomatic ties with the U.S. Doha meanwhile has gotten some lifeline support from Turkey, Iraq and Iran. Qatar is home to the largest US base in the region, Al-Udeid, and Bahrain is ho...

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  • 'Farm boy' from Iowa tasked with bridging US-China divisions
'Farm boy' from Iowa tasked with bridging US-China divisions

He also pointed out the United States and China face numerous same challenges, adding a strong Washington-Beijing relationship can contribute to solutions. "I have a lot of personal relationships with the Trump family". Schwarm said he'd first heard that story from Branstad's mother and it had been repeated so many times that it "was taken as gospe...

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  • Netanyahu warns Iran after Syria missile strike
Netanyahu warns Iran after Syria missile strike

Iran has sent to Syria military advisers as well as thousands of "volunteer" fighters recruited among its own nationals as well as the Shiite communities in neighbouring Afghanistan and Pakistan since Syria's conflict broke out in March 2011.

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  • Rex Tillerson: Palestinian Authority ends policy of paying prisoners who attack Israelis
Rex Tillerson: Palestinian Authority ends policy of paying prisoners who attack Israelis

Tillerson said he was seeking the assurances in advance of the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks that the USA administration would like to see resume by the end of the summer. "The only thing that Russian Federation understands is tough talk", he told Tillerson. "They could perhaps be labeled differently", he said, suggesting the desc...

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  • US cites preparations for chemical weapons attack in Syria
US cites preparations for chemical weapons attack in Syria

A Pentagon spokesman claimed United States intelligence had noticed suspect activity at the launch site of the government's apparent chemical strike in April. South Suburban Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger is backing President Trump's threat against Syrian President Basher Assad. Assad, meanwhile, visited the Russian military base in Syria ...

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  • Three dead, 30 missing after boat capsizes in Columbia
Three dead, 30 missing after boat capsizes in Columbia

It is unclear what caused the boat to sink but survivors described an explosion near the men's toilet that knocked out power. "I took 2 kids and got ready to get out of there swimming.", a survivor told local media. Complicating the search, there wasn't even a passenger list. Another boatman, Carlos Campuzano, 44, said he was the first to sail to...

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  • Germany beat ten-man Cameroon to win group
Germany beat ten-man Cameroon to win group

Any thoughts of a comeback were quickly snuffed out though, as Werner grabbed his second of the game just two minutes later - becoming the first German ever to score a brace in a Confed Cup match. The last time a Confederations Cup final did not feature a team from the continent was in 2003, when France beat Cameroon. From there you would hav...

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  • US says needs to work together with China on North Korea, trade
US says needs to work together with China on North Korea, trade

He also pointed out the United States and China face numerous same challenges, adding a strong Washington-Beijing relationship can contribute to solutions. How hard he pushes Beijing on the matter remains to be seen, but he's already signaled a willingness to confront Xi. "He's got to recognize that some of the things that are being done in China t...

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  • Uphill Battle: Senate Health Care Bill
Uphill Battle: Senate Health Care Bill

GOP opposition has tended to fall into two disparate camps : More moderate Republicans are concerned about the implications the legislation would have on their constituents, including its deep cuts to Medicaid coverage for low-income people and its plan to defund Planned Parenthood; more conservative Republicans say the bill does not go far ...

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  • Mob beats police officer to death in Indian Kashmir
Mob beats police officer to death in Indian Kashmir

The incident took place when Muslims were observing "Shab-e-Qadr" (the night of power) involving night-long prayers in the mosques. The police on Saturday arrested three more persons in connection with the lynching of Pandith, leading to a total of five arrests.

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  • Hackers launch cyber attack across Europe
Hackers launch cyber attack across Europe

The U.S. -based pharmaceutical firm Merck also said it's been hit. Australian workers at Hobart's Cadbury factory have been warned by its Spanish parent company Mondelez after its worldwide network experienced a "global IT outage". In Russia , the malware hit companies such as Mars, Nivea and Mondelez International, according to the Tass news...

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  • Tillerson to meet Qatari counterpart in Washington
Tillerson to meet Qatari counterpart in Washington

US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert recently cast doubt on the declared motives of the Saudi-led bloc of countries that have boycotted Qatar . Doha has rejected the demands , among them one that calls for the severance of ties with Iran. Ankara has emerged as a major ally of Doha in the dispute, offering to deploy troops to ...

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  • Britain's May demands major investigation after deadly fire
Britain's May demands major investigation after deadly fire

Dave Power, group chief executive at One Manchester, said work would begin immediately to remove the cladding and additional safety measures were in place. "We will continue to gather information from our local authorities and we will take a proactive and safety-first approach to this issue while we wait for information from the investigation i...

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  • Trump welcomes India PM as U.S. sanctions Pakistani militant
Trump welcomes India PM as U.S. sanctions Pakistani militant

Prior to his speech, Trump acknowledged, "Both our nations have been struck by the evils of terrorism, and we are both determined to destroy terrorist organizations and the radical ideology that drives them". PM Modi, who invited the Trump family to visit India , later hugged the US President ahead of their press statements. But Trump immediatel...

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  • New cyberattack wallops Europe; spreads more slowly in US
New cyberattack wallops Europe; spreads more slowly in US

Ukranian officials confirmed the MeDoc link. Suspicions in Ukraine quickly fell on Russian Federation, which annexed Crimea in 2014 and has been blamed for several large-scale cyberattacks on Ukraine's power infrastructure. Such viruses hold data to ransom, scrambling it until a payment is made, usually requesting virtual currency Bitcoin because...

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  • Angry Trump decries being target of Russia probe
Angry Trump decries being target of Russia probe

After the meeting with Mueller, Warner was asked by CNN's Manu Raju whether the committee is looking into obstruction of justice or if that was part of the special counsel investigation. "After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my 'collusion with the Russians, ' nobody has been able to show any proof", Trump also tweeted on Frid...

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  • Ex-Homeland Security Director Says Politics Prevented Disclosure of Russian Meddling
Ex-Homeland Security Director Says Politics Prevented Disclosure of Russian Meddling

Johnson also addressed the Obama administration's political sensitivity when it came to warning of the Russian meddling, and alluded to problems created at the time by Trump's own statements. "I was anxious to know whether our folks were in there", he said. "Based on everything I know", he said. Ms Manfra declined to disclose which states wer...

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  • NC man get life for plotting ISIS inspired attack
NC man get life for plotting ISIS inspired attack

In justifying its life sentence for Sullivan , the federal district court noted the similarity between Sullivan's planned attack and the 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting previous year in Orlando, Fla. "We compare it to finding a needle in a stack of needles". They say a rifle with a silencer, a black mask, and a lock-pick kit were found under a tar...

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  • Ultra-Orthodox lawmaker: Reform Jews don't believe in Temple
Ultra-Orthodox lawmaker: Reform Jews don't believe in Temple

A high-profile group of Jewish leaders cancelled a gala event with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to protest his government's decision to scrap plans for a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall . The compromise was reached after three years of intense negotiations between liberal Israeli and American Jewish groups...

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  • CBO: Senate Health Bill Leaves 22M More Uninsured
CBO: Senate Health Bill Leaves 22M More Uninsured

Other Republican lawmakers have also voiced reservations, casting doubt on the outcome. The Trump administration has said the Senate plan would end the individual coverage mandate, stabilize insurance markets, and give states flexibility in how they implement the new health care law; all while giving coverage to more people.

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  • PM Modi leaves for home after concluding three nation tour
PM Modi leaves for home after concluding three nation tour

Modi spent Day One of his three-day U.S. tour in meeting the industry titans and the Indian community in Virginia. As the two gave a joint statement in the White House Rose Garden, Modi wrapped his arms around Trump's midsection. "It is important that barriers be removed to the export of USA goods into your markets, and that we reduce our trade...

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  • Brazil's President charged with corruption
Brazil's President charged with corruption

He had been the main driver of the Rousseff impeachment. Temer said in a televised address, according to the BBC . The presidency did not immediately comment on the prosecutor's charge but earlier on Monday a defiant Mr Temer told a gathering of business leaders: " Nothing will destroy us , neither me, nor our ministers".

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  • Chemical attack 'being prepared' by Assad forces
Chemical attack 'being prepared' by Assad forces

It marked the first time the US has attacked Syrian forces in the six-year civil war. "Tensions are running lower than they had been over the last several weeks", Col. The Kremlin was not happy with the White House statement . The chemical threat and sudden White House warning illustrate the challenging complexities of the fighting in S...

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  • Supreme Court to Rule on Religious Rights; Retirement Rumors
Supreme Court to Rule on Religious Rights; Retirement Rumors

Replacing Antonin Scalia with Neil Gorsuch was certainly a disappointment for left-leaning court-watchers - but in truth, it wasn't really that big of a deal. Justice Gorsuch , though, said the court was creating weird distinctions suggesting there is a difference between "religious status and religious use" when it comes to church and state in...

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  • US Navy chief promises full probe of collision
US Navy chief promises full probe of collision

Seven sailors were missing after the crash, and their remains were located Monday after the ship returned to Yokosuka and divers were able to access the flooded compartments. A track of the much-larger container ship's route by MarineTraffic, a vessel-tracking service, shows it made a sudden turn as if trying to avoid something at about 1:30 a.m., ...

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  • Supreme Court Starts Unanimous Rebuke to Judges on the Travel Ban
Supreme Court Starts Unanimous Rebuke to Judges on the Travel Ban

In a ruling earlier this month, the three justices of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said that " immigration , even for the president , is not a one-person show". In a statement issued soon after the court's decision, Trump said: "Today's unanimous Supreme Court decision is a clear victory for our national security ".

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  • Iraqi forces take area of Mosul's Old City: Army source
Iraqi forces take area of Mosul's Old City: Army source

Members of the group are putting up fierce resistance as an Iraqi offensive for Mosul's Old City , where a few hundred militants are believed to be holed up, entered its second week. Maj Gen Rupert Jones, the British deputy commander of the global coalition fighting against Isil, said those left would be "cleared" by local forces.

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  • Facing defections, Senate GOP leaders delay health care vote
Facing defections, Senate GOP leaders delay health care vote

If the Senate passes a bill, it will either have to be approved by the House, which passed its own version last month, or the two chambers would reconcile their differences in a conference committee. In one example, the report says that in 2026 under Obama's law, a 64-year-old earning $26,500 would pay premiums amounting to $1,700 a year, after s...

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  • Otto Warmbier's release from North Korea: A timeline
Otto Warmbier's release from North Korea: A timeline

Otto Warmbier had been in North Korea for a brief time over New Year's on a group tour, while on his way to Hong Kong for a financial course he was to take as part of his undergraduate studies. "We get to see our son Otto tonight". The University of Virginia student, a native of Cincinnati, had attempted to steal a propaganda banner while he...

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  • Residents remaining in evacuated tower blocks 'must leave', says council
Residents remaining in evacuated tower blocks 'must leave', says council

And Simon Taylor, who has fitted cladding to 25 local authority tower blocks, told the Telegraph that the cost for each building would be around £1m. Local councils will then convene to decide on the best course of action, which may include total evacuation .

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  • Judge Denies Request To Restart Jury Selection In Martin Shkreli Fraud Trial
Judge Denies Request To Restart Jury Selection In Martin Shkreli Fraud Trial

A former pharmaceutical company CEO who became a pariah after raising the cost of a life-saving medication 5,000 percent just can't keep quiet. He has amassed more than 80,000 followers on Facebook and has been barred from Twitter for harassing a female journalist.

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