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Etihad, TUI end talks on vacation airline joint venture

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Etihad, which holds 29 percent of Air Berlin, last month appointed a new boss as it rethinks its strategy of expanding its network by spending billions of dollars on buying minority stakes in other airlines, including Air Berlin and heavily indebted Italian carrier Alitalia. Read More »

Trump claims victory after Comey testimony, calls fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director 'a leaker'

He said that when Trump told him he hoped he would terminate an investigation into Michael Flynn, the ousted national security adviser, he interpreted that as a directive. The testimony painted a devastating picture of a president, who at best unknowingly shred the norms of office by pressing Comey on the probe into Russian election meddling, and at worst may have criminally obstructed justice. Read More »

Tehran Attackers are Iranians who Fought Alongside ISIS

In a message on Friday, Leader said the attacks that led to the martyrdom and injury of several Iranians in the holy fasting month of Ramadan is a clear sign of animosity of arrogant mercenaries towards the dignified Iranian people, the Islamic Revolution as well as the late founder of Islamic Revolution Imam Khomeini. Read More »

Trump repeats criticism of Germany, Merkel stands by stance

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Today, that seems increasingly unlikely, as the president ominously points that the relationship between both countries "will change". Spicer described Trump's personal relationship with Merkel as excellent. "As we begin the negotiations about leaving the EU, we will be able to reassure Germany and other European countries that we are going to be a strong partner to them in defence and security and, we hope, in trade", Britain's Home Secretary Amber Rudd told BBC radio. Read More »

Vaiko detained at Kuala Lumpur Airport, to be deported tonight

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He is expected to reach hereby 10.45 pm. "You are being restricted from entering Malaysia because you belong to LTTE in Sri Lanka", the officials reportedly told him. He was asked to sit in the immigration office and not to move anywhere, the party claimed, adding officials allowed an aide of Vaiko who travelled with him to get him something to eat. Read More »

UK election ends in hung Parliament

Seeking to capitalise on sky-high popularity ratings, she called the election a few weeks later, urging voters to give her a stronger mandate to go into Brexit talks that are expected to begin as early as June 19. However, between them they now have just 10 MPs and are predicted to lose some seats, making May's chances of achieving a working majority, even in a coalition, appear slim. Read More »

Aid group anxious Qatar dispute may affect Gaza

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He said he had not been officially informed of any U.S. investigation into the alleged hacking of Qatar's news agency. Hamas has reacted in disbelief after the Saudi's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir termed it as being part of the extremist and terrorist groups supported by Qatar. Read More »

Woman accused of leak indicted, faces detention hearing

The federal crime carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison if she's convicted. If Winner's prosecution becomes "this big thing where we're not going to tolerate leakers", Winner-Davis said, her daughter won't receive a fair trial. Controversial whistleblower Edward Snowden has weighed in on a recent move by the United States Justice Department to indict Reality Leigh Winner , a National Security Agency Contractor. Read More »

How Rahul Gandhi was transported to MP, detained and released

Gandhi - forced to shout to reporters as police led him away - blamed Modi for the farmers' deaths. The farmers agitation in Madhya Pradesh entered the eighth day on Thursday. In Naya Gaon, about 70 kms from Mandsaur , Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, accompanied by senior Congress leaders and the JD (U)'s Sharad Yadav, was detained by the police when he tried to reach Mandsaur to address the farmers. Read More »

Iran supreme leader: Attacks fuel hatred toward US, Saudis

IS has long vowed to attack Iran because the country had deployed military advisers and support to both Syria and Iraq in their fights against the extremist group. Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash told The Associated Press on Wednesday that "the Iranian government should not use the attack in a very polarized situation against Saudi Arabia or claim that Saudi Arabia is somehow linked to the attack, because it isn't". Read More »

USA intelligence chiefs decline to comment on Trump inquiry

On Wednesday, Coats and Rogers refused to answer senators' questions about their conversations with the president, saying they didn't want to share those private conversations in a public hearing. "Is that the rule for the President of the United States as well?" At issue are reports that Trump asked them personally to in some way intervene in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections. Read More »

Apple HomePod first impressions roundup

The device comes equipped with Siri and shares the iPhone 6 processor, Apple's A8 chip. While Amazon Echo has the first mover's advantage and is priced much lower compared to Apple's Home Pod ($180 vs $349), consumers looking for advanced features and better sound quality may prefer the latter. Read More »

Iran: les auteurs des attentats étaient à Mossoul et Raqa avec l'EI

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Les deux autres personnes décédées ont été enterrées en province. "Nous n'avons pas peur" de l'EI, "Mort à l'Amérique" et "Mort aux Saoud" (famille régnante à Ryad), criaient les participants. Les auteurs de ces attaques étaient des Iraniens ayant rallié Daech , selon Reza Seifollahi, secrétaire-adjoint du Conseil national suprême de sécurité d'Iran. Read More »

Pourquoi l'émirat est mis au ban des monarchies du Golfe — Qatar

Le souverain saoudien a reçu un appel du président turc Recep Tayyip Erdogan qui selon son porte-parole, a entrepris "des efforts diplomatiques". L'Arabie saoudite en tête, le Bahreïn, les Emirats arabes unis , le Yémen , l'Egypte et les Maldives ont tous décidé de rompre leurs liens avec le Qatar , qu'ils accusent de promouvoir le terrorisme en soutenant l'Iran, le Hamas et les milices chiites au Liban. Read More »

#GE2017 - N.Ireland's DUP surge, could help May reach majority

As the party with the most seats and votes "it will be incumbent on us to ensure that we have that period of stability and that is exactly what we will do". Theresa May has managed to acquire a deal with the Democratic Unionists that will allow her to form a government. "We've just wasted a load of taxpayer money and administrative effort that could have been channeled into something productive and two months of time we could have been planning for Brexit - for what?" This will allow us ... Read More »

Apple's new 'HomePod' speaker

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And to show developers the Mac a viable alternative to the PC, Apple has already aligned with industry giants like HTC, Valve, Unity, and Unreal, some of the biggest names in VR - albeit, a few years late. What Can You Ask it To Do? And also some dumb questions, just for fun! You'll also be able to control HomeKit enabled smart home products by voice. Read More »

Donald Trump accuse le Qatar de financer les extrémistes

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La crise a éclaté lundi lorsque l'Arabie saoudite , les Emirats et Bahreïn, pays du Golfe voisins du Qatar, ainsi que l'Egypte ont rompu leurs relations diplomatiques avec Doha . Il a également appelé l'homme fort d'Abou Dhabi, Mohammed ben Zayed Al Nahyane. Le chef de la diplomatie saoudienne Adel al-Jubeir, qui s'est rendu à Paris et à Berlin, a déclaré mercredi n'avoir demandé de médiation ni à la France ni à l'Allemagne. Read More »

In a credibility contest with Trump, James Comey is the obvious victor

One week after Comey was sacked, the Justice Department appointed former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller as special counsel. At the White House, the deputy press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said: "I can definitively say the president is not a liar". According to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll taken from June 1 to 5, even before the Comey testimony - 38 percent of Americans said they approved of Trump , versus 58 percent who disapproved. Read More »

Donald Trump Breaks Twitter Silence To Call James Comey "A Leaker"

But he did keep careful memos of his conversations with Trump, and he asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to spare him from any further one-on-one meetings with the president. "One thing you don't ever hear about him is (that) people don't think he tells the truth". "Those were lies, plain and simple", Comey said. After the hearing, the president's personal lawyer issued a statement rejecting much of Mr Comey's allegations. Read More »

Theresa May to form a Government with DUP Alliance

The poll showed the Liberal Democrats on track to win 14 seats, potentially giving them a significant role when negotiations start on who will form the next government. "This is flawless territory for the DUP obviously because if the Conservatives are just short of an overall majority, it puts us in a very, very strong negotiating position and it is one we would take up with relish", DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson told BBC television. Read More »

NJ Transit releases schedules for Penn Station repair work

They must travel to Hoboken for access to westbound M and E trains. Manhattan-bound trains on the Morris and Essex lines will be rerouted to terminate at Hoboken, where tickets will be reduced fare and cross-honored on the PATH and on New York Waterway ferries. Read More »

Apple's 'HomePod' speaker to take on Amazon, Google

Apple is known for its design ethos, which aims for minimalist perfection in every product. However, with Harman Kardon technology coming on at least two smart speakers this year and in 2018, the Invoke from Microsoft and the Lenovo Smart Assistant from the Chinese electronics giant, that doesn't make sense either. Read More »