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Trump Sides With Saudis, Other Arab Nations Against Qatar

The rift between Qatar and nations like Bahrain, Egypt , Saudi Arabia , and the United Arab Emirates also reached a diplomatic low this week, after they announced they would withdraw their diplomatic staff from Qatar and suspend flights in the region. Read More »

Trump Lashes out at London's Mayor, Again


During a press conference, May declined to answer calls to cancel Trump's state trip but stated "I think Sadiq Khan is doing a good job and it's wrong to say anything else". He forcefully referred to his controversial executive order on immigration-that seeks to block people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the USA - as a "travel ban". Read More »

Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh with heavy wind and rain

The Civil Aviation Authority in Bangladesh has suspended domestic and worldwide flights in Chittagong and Cox's Bazar, even as local authorities have taken steps to evacuate almost 300,000 people from the country's southern coastal areas where the high intensity Cyclone Mora is expected to make a landfall on Tuesday. Read More »

Men probing Ivanka Trump supplier in China arrested, missing

The undercover activists were to allege a host of labour violations at the plant, Li said , including paying below China's legal minimum wage, managers verbally abusing workers and "violations of women's rights". Su Heng worked at a related factory in the city of Ganzhou in Jiangxi but went incommunicado after May 27. The parent company is known as Huajian Group. Read More »

Trump pushes public works agenda, health care on Ohio visit

If implemented in a manner consistent with my legislation , [a] Buy American, Hire American EO [executive order] will put and US manufacturers first. There are few specifics of Trump's infrastructure plans, but Bloomberg reports that over the next 10 years, Trump plans to dedicate $200 billion to federal funding and $800 billion to state funding. Read More »

Led Coalition Airstrike Against Syrian Forces Helps Save Terrorists

However, the strike is only causing more tension between the USA and Bashar al-Assad's regime and allies. A military alliance fighting in support of President Bashar al-Assad threatened on Wednesday to hit USA positions in Syria, warning its "self-restraint" over US air strikes would end if Washington crossed "red lines". Read More »

Nearly 70 dead in al-Shabab attack on Somalia military base


However, a Puntland government minister denied the toll, but did not give separate casualty figures. Residents in the area reported chaotic scenes, with fighters beheading several civilians they encountered. There were few soldiers there and thus al Shabaab captured the town. The SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors extremist groups, says al-Shabaab issued the claim via its Shahada News Agency. Read More »

Middle-earth: Shadow of War New Story Trailer


Where the first game tried to position itself as a potential lost chapter of a story that could fit in the cracks between Tolkien's existing books, Shadow of War seems to be throwing out a strict adherence to the canon in favor of tossing in everything but the kitchen sink. Read More »

'Do Not Disturb While Driving' feature coming to iPhone iOS 11


The new feature, which will be part of iOS 11 , is an automatic setting that will come with the operating system upgrade. Apple isn't just going after Amazon. The update will be available in the fall. Photos and the camera got some large updates. "Very different WWDC than what I expected", tweeted Carolina Milanesi, an analyst at Creative Strategies. Read More »

As Leo Varadkar set to become Ireland PM, kin celebrate in Mumbai


The former GP is the son of an Irish nurse and a doctor from India and much of the media coverage of his victory has focused on Mr Varadkar's background, age and sexuality. Varadkar was not even born when Kenny, 66, was first elected as a member of parliament. Ireland is to get its youngest prime minister, and the first who is openly gay. Read More »

Sri Lankan passenger threatens to blow Malaysian Airline flight

The plane landed safely and the passenger was apprehended by airport security, Malaysia Airlines said in a statement, stressing that the flight had not at any point been hijacked. Passengers on board the aircraft said they feared for their lives when Marks rushed towards the cockpit shouting that he wanted to "blow the plane up". Read More »

Trump reverses course in Qatar call


Saudi Arabia, along with Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen , Egypt and the Maldives broke off ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism. Qatar long has denied funding extremists, and its foreign minister has struck a defiant tone in interviews, even after anxious residents emptied grocery stores in its capital of Doha. Read More »

Police increase patrols in Tehran after Iran terror attacks


The Iranian Intelligence Ministry says it foiled a third attack and is asking people to avoid public transportation, state broadcaster IRIB reports. Witnesses said the attackers were shooting from the fourth floor of the parliament building down at people in the streets below. "Our security forces have taken necessary steps", Parliament speaker Ali Larijani said in an open session broadcast live by state TV. Read More »

Trump eases Qatar critique, offers to mediate Gulf spat

Russian President Vladimir Putin told Qatar's emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, in a phone call that crisis situations should be solved by political and diplomatic means, "in dialogue", the Kremlin said. The region's Sunni states bristle at Qatar's less hostile position toward Shiite Iran and object to its backing groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, whose ideology challenges the system of hereditary rule in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and elsewhere. Read More »

Trump accuses London Mayor of 'pathetic excuse' over attack statement

Jim Himes of CT said on CNN's New Day. Referring to the London attacks, the president said the US will do everything in its power to "bring those that are guilty to justice". On Sunday, Trump mocked Khan's statement asking Londoners not to be alarmed, suggesting in a tweet that the mayor was downplaying the attacks. May has already been criticized for her attempts to get as close as possible to Trump, including holding his hand as the two of them walked through the White House in January. Read More »

Trump sons defend his criticism of London mayor

Unfortunately, Donald Trump used the attack as an opportunity to insult the city's leader. "This is a recurring theme and we're attacked but rather than the mayor of London attacking, maybe he should do something about it". Trump accused Khan - London's first Muslim mayor - of offering a "pathetic excuse" for comments that the USA president earlier misconstrued about policing in response to Saturday's attack, which left seven people dead. Read More »

UK police name 3rd London Bridge attacker; new search underway


The Scotland Yard said one of them was Khuram Shazad Butt, 27, a Pakistan-born individual who had been investigated by MI5 and United Kingdom police. Redouane and Ms O'Leary married in the Republic in 2012, before moving to the UK. Britain and Ireland have reciprocal residency rights. James McMullan, 32, from Hackney, Canadian Christine Archibald, 30, Australian nurse Kirsty Boden, 28, and Alexandre Pigeard, 27, have already been named among the dead. Read More »

Durant, Warriors storm back to take Game 3 from Cavs

No one was writing this game off, no sir. Yet they came out of it with a chance to sweep Friday night in Cleveland , despite 18 turnovers. Cleveland - They're living in the Land of Make Believe now. The ball made its way to James, who rose for a corner three, only to ber stripped by Andre Iguodala . "He's been an incredible player in this league for a long time , and I think he senses this is his moment, his team". Read More »

British police arrest man in London Bridge attack investigation


His mother is Italian and still lives there. Closed circuit TV footage, which appeared online and in British media, showed the attackers - Khuram Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba - cornering a victim and starting to stab him before police are seen arriving and opening fire. Read More »

Comey: Trump asked for 'loyalty', wanted investigation dropped


But, Mr. Trump's outside attorney Marc Kasowitz said the president felt completely and totally vindicated about Comey confirming he was not under investigation in the Russian Federation inquiry. The conversation occurred the day after the president asked Mr Comey to end the investigation into Mr Flynn during a private dinner, the NYT said. "Yeah, no, I mean obviously I don't think that is" appropriate, Ryan said. Read More »

Trump reiterates call for a travel ban from certain 'dangerous' countries

It comes after several tweets by the President over the past two days in his efforts to get his travel ban passed in the U.S. Supreme Court . Even George Conway, who was seriously considered for a top Justice Department post and could have been representing Trump in the travel ban case, gave the President some pro-bono advice. Read More »

Annual pace of housing starts slips lower in May compared with April


The bank's assessment was rolled into its bi-annual review, which explores and identifies the key vulnerabilities and risks surrounding the stability of the financial system. The document was released as concerns about the Canadian real estate market - domestically and from overseas - continue to pile up. Over the past year, various governments in Canada have introduced housing measures and policy changes that the bank predicted will help ease the vulnerabilities over time. Read More »

Four Irish players in Lions team to play Crusaders


Warren Gatland took positives from the team's performance despite seeing them fall to their first loss on the 2017 tour. Perofeta threw the long pass the created the Blues' first try to winger Reiko Ioane. Head coach Gatland wants the string of Super Rugby clashes to stiffen the Lions' resolve, while also balancing the need to pick up victories to build momentum. Read More »