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International efforts intensify to resolve Qatar dispute in Gulf

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With food and other supplies disrupted and worries mounting about deepening economic turbulence, banks and firms in Gulf Arab states are seeking to keep business links to Qatar open and avoid a costly firesale of assets. The Gulf countries have ordered their citizens out of Qatar and gave Qataris overseas 14 days to return home. Qatar has yet to receive any list of demands from the Arab countries that have cut ties, Sheikh Mohammed said. Read More »

Police make more arrests after London attack

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Police identified the third attacker as Youssef Zaghba , a 22-year-old Italian of Moroccan descent, a day after naming his accomplices as Khuram Shazad Butt , 27, a Pakistan-born Briton, and Rachid Redouane , 30, a self-described Moroccan- Libyan dual national. Read More »

'Jared Kushner should have security clearance reviewed'

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Conway said on Fox News . As Nance said, Kushner isn't totally ignorant and likely knew exactly what he was doing - it's just that he never intended his actions would be discovered. "It's both normal in my opinion and acceptable", he told ABC television on Sunday. The news website Politico called Kushner the White House's " lead distraction" following what is being seen as Trump's mostly successful first foreign trip, which featured a stopover in Israel. Read More »

Sheriff: Fired worker had plan to kill former co-workers

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Demings said the shooter - who had been fired in April and had been previously accused of assaulting a co-worker - was not believed to be connected to any sort of terror organization. Shelley Adams said she was on the phone with her sister, a Fiamma employee, during the incident. "Over the past year, the Orlando community has been challenged like never before", he said. Read More »

Apple Announces New 'Homepod' Smart Speaker

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As The New York Times noted, this year's conference was particularly heavy on Apple hardware announcements , but nonetheless there were some exciting updates for Apple's software products. Now, Echo and Home have another sibling to compete with: Apple's HomePod . A new desktop and laptop operating system was also announced. Unlike its competitors, HomePod's singular goal is to deliver a really good music listening experience. Read More »

Macron calls for 'calm' in Gulf crisis: presidency

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The French government Thursday released a website - www.makeourplanetgreatagain.fr - to entice USA -based scientists, entrepreneurs and students to pursue climate-related work in France, following the president's personal appeal on June 1. French President Emmanuel Macron has launched a new drive to lure world-leading scientists and clean technology developers to France in a bid to "Make Our Planet Great Again". Read More »

What will United Kingdom election result mean for Brexit?

Meanwhile the pro-European Liberal Democrats, who have campaigned for a second European Union referendum, were projected to increase their number of seats from nine to 14. Theresa May will fall short of an overall majority, the shock general election exit poll has predicted. "Confirmation of a hung parliament and the failure to have a working government in place over the coming days means that the pound could fall to as low as 1.24 against the United States dollar". Read More »

UN rights chief decries Palestinian, Israeli suffering

John Fisher, the Geneva director of Human Rights Watch, said the only way for the United Nations rights council to achieve the reforms suggested by Haley was through "continued engagement". Haley's reprimand of the UNHRC followed UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres's comments Monday, on the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Six-Day War, in which he conveyed concern about Israel's "occupation" of the disputed territories. Read More »

UK exit poll says Conservatives to win largest number of seats

According to BBC exit poll , the Conservatives are predicted to win 322 seats against the Labour Party's 261. "If it's true, these are great results", Thronberry said. "I was going to vote Labour and I'm still going to vote Labour", said Tom Lewis, an insurance broker walking in Borough, the London neighbourhood hit in Saturdays' attack. Read More »

Apple unveils its speaker

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This is largely down to the HomePod's compatibility with HomeKit, Apple's software platform that makes everyday domestic appliances work with iOS devices. Microsoft is partnering with third-party speaker manufacturers to bring its own assistant, Cortana, to homes. This has resulted in Echo and Google Home dominating the space. Read More »

Montana congressman-elect to be sentenced for altercation with reporter

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Gianforte on Wednesday admitted to assaulting Jacobs the day before Montana's special congressional election on May 25 when the reporter asked him a question. "People in Montana aren't that impressed", Muste said in reference to Gianforte's assault charge. Gianforte then told Jacobs to "get the hell out of here", according to an audio recording by Jacobs. Read More »

British PM poised to win vote but lose majority as Brexit looms

Former chancellor George Osborne said the exit poll indicated a "catastrophic" night for the Conservatives and it was hard to see how the Conservatives would put together a coalition to stay in office. May's campaign took a nosedive when the Conservatives announced controversial plans slashing care for the elderly last month, leading her to backtrack on the policy days later. Read More »

United Kingdom election: Theresa May could lose parliamentary majority, exit poll shows

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Osborne, a prominent Conservative stalwart, did not seek re-election to Parliament, choosing instead to focus on journalism. Opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn has also held on to his seat at Islington North in north London with a decisive margin and won over 40,086 votes which he described as an "incredible" result and called on Theresa May "to go" to make way for his party. Read More »

Explosion sur le métro de Téhéran — Iran

Le président iranien Hassan Rohani a pour sa part appelé à "l'unité et à la coopération régionale et internationale" contre le terrorisme . Les attentats de Téhéran ont eu lieu en milieu de matinée. Elles ont duré plusieurs heures. Selon l'agence Ilna, cinq personnes auraient été blessées. Il y a eu d'abord une première attaque contre le Parlement iranien . Read More »

AG Jeff Sessions offered to quit during exchange with Trump

A Justice Department spokesperson declined to comment on the ABC report , referring to it as a "palace intrigue story". Trump complained on Twitter that the Department of Justice - and, arguably, by extension, Sessions - was sending a "watered down" version of the travel ban to the Supreme Court , and not sending one that reflected his original Executive Order, which he signed in January. Read More »

Trump to nominate Christopher Wray as FBI director

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Ryan said he favored a "career person" and that Wray "certainly seems to fit that bill". Nunn said he has known Wray for many years and "his commitment to fairness and justice gives me confidence that he will put the country first in every decision that he makes". Read More »

Policemen storm Malaysia plane after bomb scare

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His lawyer Tess Dunsford told the magistrate that her client suffers from a psychiatric illness and would not be applying for bail. "I don't think any of us have a true understanding of the trauma, just how frightening this experience would have been", he said. Read More »

Apple announces HomePod at WWDC17

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We've eliminated the techy details, thought there are many for the geeks in our investing crowd. Apple expects AR to be "huge" in coming years. It can launch apps and control some functionality in them. That's probably because the interaction is driven from the remote, which is universally panned as horribly designed. The capacity to sync encrypted data across multiple devices and improved contextual integration are quite tempting, but introduction of the useful yet counter intuitive ... Read More »

Woman distracted by phone falls into hole, seriously injured

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She fell eight feet to the floor below. Martin Delgadillo was standing outside his barbershop on Somerset Street just before noon when he saw the woman plunge through the access door. The woman was still in serious condition at a local hospital Thursday night, and she was transported from the scene in a stretcher by paramedics. Officials said the access door was open because crews were working on gas lines. Read More »