The Kuwaiti ruler played a pivotal role in mediating a compromise in a 2014 diplomatic dispute between Saudi Arabia , Qatar and other Gulf states . Putin had a telephone conversation with the emir of Qatar Tuesday, urging dialogue. Qatar has denied the allegations. Reuters could not immediately validate the report.
It's official: Japanese Emperor Akihito will abdicate from the throne, making him the first Japanese monarch to do so in 200 years. Under the current Imperial Law, women are obliged to abandon their Imperial status if they marry a commoner.
Four civilians were wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance of the city's main bus station early Friday, police sources said. ISIS claimed the attack in a statement on its Amaq news agency. They are also on the back foot in Syria, retreating in the face of a US -backed, Kurdish-led military coalition attacking Raqqa, Islamic State's urban redoubt there.
It was released hours after Sheikh Mohammed said Doha would not "surrender" and rejected interference in its foreign policy. But the row over Qatar's alleged support for Islamist groups has disrupted many aspects of life. The Gulf crisis has sparked fears of military escalation in an already volatile region. "Qatar being made an example out of. means that Mr Haftar, Egypt and the UAE will experience much less diplomatic pushback as they ramp up their military campaign inside Libya ...
The Qatari Foreign Ministry rejected the accusations of Doha's interference in other countries' domestic affairs and expressed regret over the decision of the Gulf States to cut off the diplomatic ties with it. "The comments affirmed the good relations between Qatar and a number of other countries and organizations, including Iran, the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas".
The UK now has a hung parliament, with Labour having gained seats while the Tory's have lost their overall majority. Steve Kyte, representing the Conservatives, received 9,134 of the votes, whereas Steve Kyte of the Liberal Democrats came third with 9,134 of the votes.
The shock result and the prospect that the European Union will now be negotiating with a shaky British government cast dark clouds over the Brexit negotiations just 10 days before they are due to start. She sought to increase her Conservative Party's 17-seat majority to strengthen the government's mandate following a divisive Brexit referendum past year.
According to the ABC report , Trump remains so angry with Sessions over the latter's decision to recuse himself from all matters related to ongoing investigations into Trump's widely rumored ties with Russian Federation that he "lashed out repeatedly at the attorney general in private meetings".
An investigation was launched when a reporter with The Intercept allegedly contacted government officials with a classified document that detailed how Russian intelligence attempted to influence last's year election that sent Donald Trump to the White House.
Emergency teams rushed food and water Sunday to half a million Sri Lankans displaced by the island's worst flooding for more than a decade, as the death toll climbed to 151. The charity's Sri Lanka country director Chris McIvo said: "We're particularly anxious we could start seeing a further increase in the number of dengue cases because of the stagnant water that the floods will leave in their wake".
Wray now works for law firm King & Spalding, where he handles various white-collar criminal and regulatory enforcement cases, according to the firm. "His background at the helm of the criminal division offered an excellent experience working on national security, white collar crime and a range of federal crimes as well as offering the privilege of working with the fantastic men and women of the FBI every day".
He said that's why it's all the more shocking that Comey admitted he deliberately leaked a memo from a key meeting with Trump to a friend after he was sacked, in order to prompt the appointment of a special counsel in the Trump campaign-Russia probe.
Gov. David Ige signed two bills Tuesday that reflect climate goals in the Paris accord. SEE MORE: Does Trump Believe In Climate Change? David Ige signed two bills yesterday (June 6) to enforce parts of the Paris Agreement-making Hawaii the first state to take concrete action in support of the worldwide climate agreement.
In his prepared statement , Comey said he saw no reason to inform Attorney General Jeff Sessions because he expected Sessions to step aside from the Russian Federation investigation. He asked what we could do to 'lift the cloud.' I responded that we were investigating the matter as quickly as we could, and that there would be great benefit, if we didn't find anything, to having done the work well.
U.S. President Donald Trump has uncharacteristically refrained from making comments about Thursday's congressional testimony by the Federal Bureau of Investigation director he fired a month ago. "The concerns were, 'The guy won't pay and he won't listen, '" one source, described as "close to the White House", said. "The Justice Department should have stayed with the original Travel Ban , not the watered down, politically correct versions they submitted to S.C.", tweeted RealPressSecBot ...
President Trump has already called James Comey a liar and leaker on Twitter, but besides that he has yet to make any personal statements regarding the hearing or Comey's testimony . "Security and defense represent a key component of the U.S". The event is scheduled to begin at 2:45 p.m. ET. President Klaus Iohannis is expected to reaffirm Romania's commitment to remaining a trustworthy ally of the United States.
ONE win and one defeat in your first two matches are not the kind of start any team would like to go through and for the British and Irish Lions now in New Zealand , Saturday's game in Christchurch against the Crusaders could be the defining moment.
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Shortly after the debate on STV, Ms Dugdale wrote on Twitter: "Any suggestion that I ever said to Sturgeon that I'd change Labour's position on #indyref2 is a categoric lie and shows how desperate she is". "Kezia Dugdale has spent this campaign claiming she opposes a second independence referendum, now we learn she's been having private chats with Nicola Sturgeon about her support for it".
The DUP, which took 10 seats, was considering an arrangement which would involve it supporting a Conservative minority government on key votes in parliament but not forming a formal coalition, Sky said . Labour's unexpected gains and the loss of the Tory majority is likely down to a high youth turnout in favour of Jeremy Corbyn. In the meantime the article-50 clock ticks inexorably towards the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union, at the end of March 2019.
A minority government condemned to live day to day, fearful of the next big parliamentary vote. She had allowed her head to be turned by polls that suggested the Tories were 20 per cent ahead of Labour. " Opinion polls correctly predicted that Theresa May's dreams of a decisive mandate were coming unstuck, so while this is an unwelcome result for the markets, it is less of a tectonic shock than that of the Brexit referendum".
Comey had laid bare on Capitol Hill months of distrust of the president, bluntly asserting that Trump had fired him to interfere with the probe of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign. 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.
He was allegedly on his way to Syria and was carrying only a backpack. A second Italian official said there had been "an absolute interchange of investigative information with the British authorities" in Zaghba's case. In a statement , his family said: "As a family we are shocked and appalled by the actions of Khuram and his associates". The 21-year-old worked as a nanny in London and had previously been described as missing since Saturday night.
Still, there's no doubt the veteran lawman made for a challenging adversary. Legal experts told VICE News that Trump's repeated private conversations with Comey, where he allegedly asked the FBI chief to end the investigation into Mike Flynn and to "lift the cloud" of the Russian Federation probe, may amount to obstruction of justice.
As Oettinger put it: "I expect more uncertainty now". She might prop up May's Conservative party with external support, if she's not embracing Corbyn's Labour. Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster told British media that contacts will be made over the weekend. Over 200 female MPs have been elected-that's a record high for the United Kingdom parliament, which has a total of 650 members.
Greece's former Prime Minister Lucas Papademos is seen after a meeting with Greek political leaders outside the Presidential palace in Athens , Greece, November 10, 2011. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity pending official announcements. Earlier this year, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire posted bombs to the German Finance Ministry and the Paris office of the International Monetary Fund , where a small explosion injured one person.
One of the men speaks in the sorani Kurdish dialect common among Kurds in northeastern Iraq and northwestern Iran. NPR's Michele Kelemen notes that the State Department condemned the attack and wrote that "the depravity of terrorism has no place in a peaceful, civilized world".
On Monday, Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt gave Qataris 14 days to leave, breaking diplomatic relations with Doha over its alleged support for extremism. It is the worst split between powerful Arab states in decades. Qatar strongly denies the allegations. Turkish exporters have also pledged to provide food and water to Qatar if needed.
Former FBI director James Comey's explosive Senate testimony is more than enough to launch a case against U.S. President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice , says the man who served as counsel to Watergate prosecutors. "I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel", he said . "I can definitively say the president is not a liar, and I think it's frankly insulting that question would be asked", spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.
Ossoff was handpicked by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi . Mr. Trump's name, however, was rarely mentioned, and most notably came up when Ms. "This is an example of the fundamental difference between a liberal and a conservative", she said. Each candidate was permitted to ask their opponent one question during the debate.
They have however watched events in Britain with increasing dismay. Perhaps it would enable her, the optimists suggested , to tack towards a softer, "more realistic" Brexit posture. Some senior European politicians want to stick to the current timetable, under which talks are due to begin this month. That would mean Britain reverting to trade tariffs under WTO rules and many other economically-damaging measures such as disruptions to air traffic control and customs checks.
The DUP manifesto says the party wants a "comprehensive free trade and customs agreement with the European Union ". "The Government I lead will put fairness and opportunity at the heart of everything we do, so that we fulfill the promise of Brexit together and - over the next five years - build a country in which no one and no community is left behind".
At the summit in Astana , India and Pakistan will become the full members of the grouping. The two leaders meet in Astana, Kazakhstan on the sidelines of a summit for the eight country bloc, which also includes almost a dozen other states as partners or observer states.
Former AFL player Andrew Leoncelli told the ABC he was near the front of the plane and saw a man carrying a big object go towards the cockpit and become really agitated, saying "I'm going to f***ing blow the plane up ". The flight returned to Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport less than an hour into the flight. Passenger Scott Lodge told Australian Associated Press that the man grabbed a flight attendant by the arm and she screamed out for help.
The exit poll showed the Conservatives would still be the largest party, but their seats are down to 314 from 331 in the 650-seat House of Commons. An exit poll at 10pm last night correctly predicted that the Conservatives would lose their overall majority .
It might also see May, who called the early election to boost her authority on Brexit , fight for her survival. She says that the student vote yesterday was "about more than tuition fees". Speaking as results were still being counted, she said Britain needed a period of stability and that she would take responsibility for delivering it if, as forecast, she won the most seats.
An FA Cup win on Sunday covered up some of Arsenal's failures this season but the Gunners underperformed and dropped out of the Premier League's top four for the first time in two decades. And the long-serving England goalkeeper was also adamant that lessons of days gone by should be heeded as it relates to the in-question futures of Arsenal stars Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil .
That's according to a person close to the legal team who agreed to speak ahead of the filing on condition that the person's name is not used. The morning message was Trump's first comment - aside from a statement from his personal lawyer Marc Kasowitz - regarding Comey's stunning Thursday testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
A Downing Street spokesman said that the Prime Minister will visit Buckingham Palace at 12.30pm on Friday to speak to the sovereign. In a sombre speech after retaining her seat, Mrs May said: "The country needs a period of stability and, whatever the results are, the Conservative party will fulfil our duty of ensuring that stability so we can all go forward together".
On Tuesday, Trump tweeted that the "FAKE MSM is working so hard trying to get me not to use Social Media". Trump has also attacked London Mayor Sadiq Khan, calling him "pathetic" in the wake of the London terror attack, as well as Qatar, hinting the Muslim country may have sponsored radical ideology.
United States President Donald Trump has called Germany's trade and spending policies " very bad ", intensifying a row between the longtime allies and immediately earning himself the moniker "destroyer of Western values" from a leading German politician.
Tehran defence ministry yesterday said that the five Iranians were Islamic State group members who had been to its strongholds in Iraq and Syria. The 5 attackers struck at Iran's most potent symbols: its parliament complex in central Tehran and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini who led the 1979 Islamic revolution.
Some of the measures include expelling Qatari diplomats and citizens and closing airspace to Qatar Airways. They accuse Qatar of supporting armed groups - including Hamas - and their regional rival, Iran. One potential fallout is a sharp cut in Qatari funding for Hamas, especially if the emirate wants to show the Saudis and others that it takes seriously the charge that it finances militant groups tied to the Muslim Brotherhood, such as Hamas.
In picture: MDMK chief Vaiko. Vaiko will return to Chennai tonight. Vaiko was reportedly blacklisted from entering the country. ANI reported that Vaiko was identified as a member of the LTTE and revealed that his name also figured in the list of persons who were risky.
Wednesday at the Senate Intelligence Committee's hearing Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said he had never "felt pressure to intervene or interfere in any way " with an ongoing investigation. "I don't think anybody is content", he said. "The folks we have with us here this morning are constrained about what they can say", the Florida Republican said, "But you have folks who work for you who are not".
The Tories remain the biggest party with 315 seats so far and Labour now on 261 - with 326 required for a majority and just four seats left to be called. May, who promised "strong and stable" leadership, had a disastrous election. Speaking outside 10 Downing Street, May said the government would see the United Kingdom through negotiations for leaving the EU.
The five Arab countries that severed ties with Qatar cite Qatar's "support for ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and the Muslim Brotherhood " as one of the reasons for isolating the nation. What factors, in your opinion, played the biggest role in catalyzing this crisis? Qatar's crime in Saudi eyes is simply its insubordination and its refusal to accept the Saudi approach to maintaining stability in the Arab region through the use of guns and money to silence any critics.
To wit, Mr. Comey is trying to have it both ways. But Paul Ryan, the Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, said Trump's interactions with Comey may have reflected his lack of political experience rather than an effort to pressure the Federal Bureau of Investigation director.
The surprise of a result that raised questions about how Britain will advance with its plan to leave the European Union , and whether any party can form a stable government, sent the pound to eight-week lows against the dollar and its lowest levels in seven months versus the euro.
Trump , facing an escalating Russian Federation investigation and a floundering legislative agenda, has unleashed his frustration through Twitter in recent days, berating the mayor of London after his city was the site of a terrorist attack, castigating the American courts as "slow and political", calling on Democrats to expedite confirmations even as his pace of appointments lags, and going after his own Justice Department for adjusting an executive order that required his approval and ...