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Siding against ally Qatar, Trump injects US into Arab crisis

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India has asked its nationals in Qatar to stay alert and modify their travel plans after several Gulf nations cut off diplomatic ties with Doha accusing it of supporting terrorism. Saudi Arabia is not a signatory of the International Air Services Transit Agreement . Qatar Airways and other airlines in the region suspended certain flights to and from Qatar. Lire la suite »

Cape Town clears up after major storm

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Fires fanned by high winds swept through the scenic South African coastal town and Knysna in the Western Cape Province killing three people, destroying homes and forcing the evacuation of up to 10,000 people, authorities said . Assessments were still being done to determine damage to bulk infrastructure and health facilities. Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, accompanied by Transport and Public Workers MEC Donald Grant, Tourism and Economic Development MEC Alan Winde and Health MEC ... Lire la suite »

John Kerry Blasts Trump Administration for Paris Move

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Calling the regulations "unattainable", Haley said former US President Barack Obama did not approach the US Senate to clear the climate deal, "because he couldn't". "It is disappointing, particularly in view of the fact they were part and parcel of the entire negotiations". Since the Paris climate accord was signed in 2015, more than 190 nations have signed the deal, with 146 of those countries having already ratified it. Lire la suite »

Trump lawyer: President feels `completely and totally vindicated' by Comey's testimony

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Mr Flynn resigned in February after it was revealed that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other White House officials about his conversations with a Russian official. He then went to the Oval Office. "I'm glad we're having the hearing". But Trump gave a different explanation when he said in an NBC News interview that he had already made a decision to dismiss Comey and was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing" when he did so. Lire la suite »

Trump feels 'totally vindicated' by Comey testimony, attorney says

A "very concerning" request from the president to end an investigation into a devoted presidential appointee. "The President is pleased that Mr. Comey has finally publicly confirmed his private reports that the President was not under investigation in any Russian probe", attorney Marc Kasowitz said. Lire la suite »

UAE bans expressions of sympathy towards Qatar

USA and European officials said that while United States government agencies and experts were convinced that the news agency and the Qatari government's Twitter feed were hacked, they have not yet determined who did the hacking. A UAE official said no one rejects the idea of talks , but first Qatar must make "iron-clad commitment" to change policies. Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E., Egypt and Bahrain have said Qatari carriers can't fly over their territories. Lire la suite »

Senate Committee Hearing With Intelligence Chiefs

McCabe said it was not appropriate for him to characterize the conversations he had with fired FBI Director James Comey . Two top USA intelligence officials told lawmakers they did not feel inappropriately pressured by President Donald Trump to publicly disavow possible Russian collusion with Trump aides in last year's election . Lire la suite »

Emirati diplomat to AP: 'Nothing to negotiate' with Qatar

The countries are now blocking Qatar's access to their airspace and blocking its ships, isolating the small, energy-rich nation. The countries cut diplomatic ties with Qatar this week, alleging it funded terror groups and has developed a worryingly close relationship with Iran, a nation with which it shares its vast offshore natural gas field. Lire la suite »

UAE ruling family member: Qatar now questioning its leaders

He said Qatar needs to shut down or limit its Al-Jazeera news network, as well as stopping funding extremist groups and others. Its foreign minister has struck a defiant tone in interviews, even after anxious residents emptied grocery stores in its capital of Doha as Saudi Arabia has blocked trucks carrying food from entering the country. Lire la suite »

New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference

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Control Center: A "major" redesign for Apple's Control Center that squishes the buttons onto one page again. It is the first new device Apple has announced in nearly three years. According to Reddit user Cyanhat, the upcoming iOS 11 could have elements of the Workflow app built into it. That means any iPhone users will be able to open their camera , point it at a QR code, and receive a prompt to follow a URL. Lire la suite »

La militante Amal Bentounsi interpellée alors qu'elle filmait une intervention policière

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En garde à vue pour "rébellion" . Amal Bentounsi, dont le collectif fut créé après que son frère fut victime d'un tir de policier dans le dos, alors qu'il était en cavale, en 2012, était présente sur les lieux. Des appels à un rassemblement " de soutien " devant le commissariat de Meaux à 18H00 avaient circulé jeudi matin sur les réseaux sociaux. Depuis l'arrestation, des militants avaient demandé que les appels au standard du commissariat de Meaux se multiplient. Lire la suite »

Apple's HomePod Speaker Pumps Up the Volume on Tech Rivals

On Monday, Apple showed off the HomePod , a seven-inch-tall Siri-enabled speaker , at its Worldwide Developers Conference, making the fight for smart-speaker domination that much more interesting. It would have been easy for Apple to look to the Amazon Echo or Google Home for design cues for HomePod . Amazon is smart to let others embed Alexa into devices, such as the Ecobee4 thermostat and a handful of cheap Bluetooth speakers. Lire la suite »

IPhone to add new feature that will stop texting while driving

Apple's WWDC 2017 conference was held yesterday, with the company using its annual event in order to make a slew of new hardware and software announcements. The bigger size of the 10.5-inch Pro means that Apple can call the tablet's on-screen keyboard full-sized. This can be deactivated if the user is a passenger. Lire la suite »

Trump goes after London mayor again after terror attack

This had been followed by Mr Trump firing off an incendiary barrage of tweets attacking Mr Khan for his plea for calm - and promoting his contentious travel ban on several Muslim-majority countries. "Severe means an attack across the country is still highly likely, and so we have all got to be vigilant", Khan said. Khan, while being interviewed by the UK's Channel 4 News following a vigil held near the city's famous Tower Bridge, said that as he deals with the fallout from the latest ... Lire la suite »

Woman accused of leak made pro-environment, anti-Trump posts

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The Intercept published on Monday an article titled, " Top-Secret NSA Report Details Russian Hacking Effort Days Before 2016 Election ", on the same day victor appeared in federal court and was charged under the Espionage Act . Air Force. According to the Justice Department affidavit , the reporter showed an Augusta , Ga. -based intelligence contracting company leaked documents he had received postmarked from Augusta , believing that firm might have been the source. Lire la suite »

Trump suggests Iran bears some blame for attacks

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The statement only released the first names of the terrorists and said their last names were being withheld due to "certain social and security reservations". But Republicans and Democrats alike said they are eager to add an amendment that would slap fresh sanctions on Russian Federation in response to United States intelligence conclusions that the Kremlin conducted or approved cyberattacks on USA targets in an effort to sway the presidential election. Lire la suite »

Suspicious death at Stadium Southland

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The man appeared in Invercargill District Court today. He was remanded in custody and granted name suppression. Police were speaking with a number of other people in relation to the incident and were still examining two scenes - the stadium and a residential address. Lire la suite »

Amazon axes unlimited cloud storage plan

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Amazon first announced unlimited cloud storage for individuals back in early 2015 . Current customers will keep their existing unlimited storage plan through its expiration date. Microsoft said it had chosen to do so because some of its customers were using too much "unlimited" storage . From today, two storage plans will be offered: 100GB for $11.99 per year and 1TB for $59.99 per year. Lire la suite »

Mauritania breaks diplomatic ties with Qatar, Gabon voices condemnation

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Gargash said: "What he said in public, in tweets, is what is being said privately by American politicians, by European politicians, by Arab politicians". And Muhammed bin Zayed has used them to aid an ambitious ally in the region: Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman Al Saud. "Everybody is shocked at the escalation but no one thinks the channel will close, said one journalist with Al Jazeera English". Lire la suite »

Polls open in United Kingdom election after campaign marred by attacks

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Most opinion polls suggest Sturgeon's SNP will win about 50 seats in Britain's House of Commons - a little less the 56 out of 59 Scottish seats that it won in the 2015 general election . The recent terror attacks in Manchester and London have also added to Corbyn's momentum. A tweet posted on June 6 about Mrs May's willingness to amend human rights laws to combat terrorism was her most popular tweet of the week with around 12,000 likes and almost 8,000 retweets. Lire la suite »

9 local guards dead, 11 Americans wounded in Kabul

Some injured people were still in critical condition. Strongly condemning the deadly bombing, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered his deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who were killed and injured. "The vehicle bomb exploded at the height of the morning rush hour on one of Kabul's main streets, not far from the German Embassy, at the entrance to the offices of a major Afghan cellphone company and popular TV station". Lire la suite »

Twin attacks on Iran parliament, Khomeini shrine, 1 dead

According to reports, Reza Seifollhai, the deputy head of Iran's National Security Council, said on state television that the assailants were Iranian Isis recruits. "We underscore that states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote". A 24-second video released by Islamic State's Amaq news agency while the siege was ongoing purported to have been filmed inside the parliament building. Lire la suite »

Voters to pick party nominees in state legislative races

If she fails to do so during her first term, Guadagno said, she would not stand for re-election. After all, this person will be replacing Republican Governor Chris Christie , and the likely Democratic candidate, Phil Murphy , has run partly on an anti-Trump platform, so a Murphy victory in November would be in some ways a repudiation of the president. Lire la suite »