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Author: 0 Qatar sees no basis yet for diplomatic solution to crisis

Meanwhile, Qatari foreign minister Sultan Bin Saad al-Muraikhi arrived in Mogadishu on Sunday, where he met with Farmaajo to discuss the escalating affairs in the region. Saudi Arabia has closed Qatar's sole land border and joined other countries in cutting off sea traffic, leading panicked residents to stockpile food.

Global Media Republican wins costly congressional race in Georgia: US networks
Author: 0 Republican wins costly congressional race in Georgia: US networks

The successful execution of that playbook could calm congressional Republicans' ruffled nerves as the GOP advances major legislation to overhaul the nation's health care system and eyes a massive reform of its tax structure. They wanted to claim a successful referendum on the Trump administration and the president's "America First" policies . Rep. Joe Crowley of NY, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said that there are 71 districts that will be more favorable for Democrats to ...

Global Media US State Department questions Gulf motives on Qatar boycott
Author: 0 US State Department questions Gulf motives on Qatar boycott

Saudi Arabia , the UAE , and several other Arab countries have severed diplomatic ties with Qatar, with some closing their borders or restricting their airspace, too. Saudi Arabia also said it would not bar Qataris wanting to perform the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca. "The impact has not been what our neighbors expected it to be", Al Baker said at the Paris show, where Qatar Airways unveiled luxurious new seating in business class.

Global Media Russian Federation wants USA explanation for downing jet
Author: 0 Russian Federation wants USA explanation for downing jet

Russian Federation accused the USA -led coalition of "complicity with terrorism" on Tuesday after an American warplane downed a drone operated by pro-regime forces in southern Syria. US President Donald Trump has ordered stepped-up military operations against Islamic State and delegated more authority to his generals, but without a comprehensive Syria strategy, his approach risks further confrontation with Syria, Iran and even Russian Federation, according to US officials and analysts.

Global Media U.S. 'mystified' by Saudi failure to justify Qatar embargo
Author: 0 U.S. 'mystified' by Saudi failure to justify Qatar embargo

Sheikh Saif bin Ahmed Al Thani, director of Qatar's Government Communications Office, said in a statement that the blockade, now entering its third week, is tearing at the social fabric of the Gulf. "Why they didn't submit their demands yet?" But by applying pressure on gas-rich Qatar through sanctions, "we have a golden opportunity to break this support", he said.

Global Media US says it downed Iran-made drone in Syria
Author: 0 US says it downed Iran-made drone in Syria

The U.S. -led coalition said the location where the drone was destroyed was close to where another "pro-regime" drone, which intelligence sources had also identified as an Iranian Shahed 129 UAV, was shot down on June 8 after allegedly dropping bombs near coalition forces.

Author: 0 Funeral set for US student freed from N. Korea

They shipped Otto home on a stretcher, in a coma. He died Monday in Cincinnati . North Korean officials said Warmbier was in a coma when he was released, the result of botulism and a sleeping pill. "We can not know for sure that North Korea killed Mr. Warmbier", Moon said. "I believe it's going to set back any serious discussion about a diplomatic dialogue until this is cleared up", former governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico, an expert on North Korea who has helped extricate ...

Global Media Anger over Warmbier death grows amid calls for travel ban
Author: 0 Anger over Warmbier death grows amid calls for travel ban

More details are expected to be released during a press conference late Tuesday or early Wednesday. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Warmbier's death after his lengthy detention in North Korea was a " total disgrace " and that if the college student had been returned home to the USA earlier, "I think the result would have been a lot different".

Author: 0 Korea irrational, responsible for Warmbier's death

South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in said on Monday the country will halt plans to build new nuclear power plants and will not extend the lifespan of existing plants , in a bid to phase out nuclear power . Warmbier was among the estimated 5,000 non-Chinese who visit North Korea every year on packages that often include trips to Pyongyang, the capital, as well as the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, Mount Paektu and sometimes the Masik ski resort.

Author: 0 Israel Starts Work on New Settlement Regardless of US Peace Efforts

The new settlement is meant to house residents of the West Bank outpost of Amona after it was demolished in February. The move comes ahead of a scheduled visit by a US delegation to discuss prospects for reviving the stagnant peace process , which, according to Palestinian presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh, "indicates that Israel is not interested in USA efforts and is serious about thwarting these efforts as it did with previous US administrations ".

Author: 0 Trump calls for return of most wanted fugitive from Cuba

Many Cuban exiles in Miami are embracing the changes President Donald Trump announced Friday to his predecessor's policies of engagement with the communist island - but some want even more. The examples that fathers set and the lessons they impart about hard work, dedication to family and believing in oneself establish the moral foundation for success, US President Donald Trump has said in his Father's Day message.

Global Media Family declines autopsy for former North Korea detainee Otto Warmbier
Author: 0 Family declines autopsy for former North Korea detainee Otto Warmbier

His father, Fred Warmbier , said last week that he believed Otto had been fighting for months to stay alive to return to his family. Mr Trump's stern language was echoed by South Korean President Moon Jae-In, who said in an interview ahead of a White House visit next week that North Korea bears responsibility for the student's death.

Global Media Steve Bannon rips Sean Spicer for getting 'fatter,' losing press secretary job
Author: 0 Steve Bannon rips Sean Spicer for getting 'fatter,' losing press secretary job

The White House press secretary delivered his first on-camera press briefing in eight days Tuesday afternoon, as questions swirled about his continued status. Trump often rails on the media and refers to certain networks or articles as "fake news". Trump threatened in May to shut down daily press briefings and told Fox News Channel at the time that Spicer was "doing a good job, but he gets beat up".

Global Media Five missing after Grenfell Tower fire found 'safe and well'
Author: 0 Five missing after Grenfell Tower fire found 'safe and well'

The police had said they will investigate the refurbishment of the building in 2016 and also vowed to act against those confirmed responsible for the tragedy. The police and the firefighting service have been working to stabilise parts of the structure in order to allow emergency services to continue the search for victims.

Author: 0 DUP talks not going as expected - Sky sources

A DUP source told the Press Association that talks with Mrs May's Conservatives "haven't proceeded in a way that the DUP would have expected" and cautioned that the party "can't be taken for granted". "As a UK Government we remain absolutely steadfast in our commitment to the Belfast Agreement, its successor agreements". He said the two prime ministers had spoken about the two governments' "special role" as co-guarantors of Northern Ireland's peace agreement.

Global Media Palestinian groups deny IS claim of fatal stabbing of Israeli policewoman
Author: 0 Palestinian groups deny IS claim of fatal stabbing of Israeli policewoman

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday "demanded" the Palestinian National Authority condemn the coordinated attacks in Jerusalem which claimed the life of a woman border police on Friday. Israeli police said on Friday all the assailants were from Palestinian cities in the occupied West Bank. The PLFP is a Marxist-Leninist group that broke away from the Arab Nationalist movement in the late 1960s and was credited with carrying out global attacks, including plane hijackings, ...

Global Media Soldiers kill bomber in Brussels train station
Author: 0 Soldiers kill bomber in Brussels train station

Belgian media are reporting that explosion-like noises have been heard at a Brussels train station, prompting the evacuation of a main square. Initial reports said the blast at Central Station could have come from an explosive belt but subsequent accounts suggested it may have been a suitcase on a trolley.

Global Media Early returns show tight race in Georgia congressional poll
Author: 0 Early returns show tight race in Georgia congressional poll

Ossoff campaigned as an ally to the LGBTQ community, whereas Handel , the former Georgia secretary of state, told the mother of an LGBTQ child that she was against her daughter's right to adopt and have a family, due to her faith . Joe Crowley (D-NY), a top House Democrat. She's likely to face another tough Democratic challenger in November 2018, although Ossoff has said he hasn't yet decided whether he'll run again.

Author: 0 France's Macron says EU door remains open to UK

LONDON ( Reuters ) - Britain entered a sixth day of political limbo on Wednesday with Prime Minister Theresa May yet to seal a deal to prop up her minority government and facing calls to soften her stance on Brexit days before negotiations on leaving the European Union begin.

Global Media Macron seeks majority as France votes for new Parl
Author: 0 Macron seeks majority as France votes for new Parl

Only candidates who win more than 50 percent of the vote will take their seats, otherwise all candidates who secure at least 12.5 percent of registered voters will go into the second round to determine the victor. The FN's result showed the party struggling to rebound from Ms. Le Pen's bruising defeat by Mr. Macron in the presidential run-off. Macron's LREM and its ally, the centrist MoDem party, are looking to gain between 400 and 455 seats in 577-seat National Assembly's - far more than ...

Author: 0 Karen Handel wins 6th congressional district

Ossoff and Handel both tried to focus on local issues and avoided mentioning Trump, whose approval rating sits at 37 percent, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling. Price won his seat by 23 points , and Mitt Romney beat President Barack Obama by the same amount in 2012. Handel, meanwhile, hasn't fully embraced Trump, but she hasn't completely distanced herself from him either.

Global Media Tour group says no more Americans to North Korea after Warmbier's death
Author: 0 Tour group says no more Americans to North Korea after Warmbier's death

Warmbier had planned to study in China in his third year of college and traveled to North Korea after he heard about Chinese travel companies offering trips to the reclusive regime. Seoul's Defense Ministry said the bombers engaged in routine exercises with South Korean fighter jets aimed at showing deterrence against North Korea.

Author: 0 Black bear kills teen during mountain race in Alaska

His body was discovered around 450 metres off the trail in a heavily wooded area about a mile from the end of the race. Sources say the victim apparently veered off the trail when he was attacked by a large 250-pound black bear . A predatory attack could come from a hungry bear, one that sees a human as prey, or if something the person does - like running away - triggers a bear's prey response.

Global Media BSEB Bihar Board Class 10 Results 2017 to be declared shortly
Author: 0 BSEB Bihar Board Class 10 Results 2017 to be declared shortly

The class 12 exams for all the streams - commerce, arts and humanities - were conducted in February and over 13 lakh students are said to have appeared for it. Click on the link of Bihar Board Class 10 (Matric) result 2017. Normally every year the Bihar School Examination Board conducts Annual Secondary School Examination in the month of February/March and Supplementary School Examination in the month of August/September on the basis of course/syllabus as prescribed by the state Government.

Author: 0 Bank after Jerusalem attacks

The Islamic State group took responsibility for the attacks but two Palestinian militant groups, Hamas and People's Front for the Liberation of Palestine quickly retorted the three attackers were their members and accused IS of trying to undermine their efforts.

Global Media Maharashtra farmer leaders upset with loan waiver terms
Author: 0 Maharashtra farmer leaders upset with loan waiver terms

Farmer leaders burnt the copy of the Government Resolution (GR) about the initial crop loan assistance, outside the Sahyadri guest house where the meeting was held, and warned to launch state-wide protest if its criteria were not changed. When asked about the relaxing of norms, he said, "Let the government do whatever it wants". "The farmer leaders have objected to some criteria in the GR that income tax paying farmers can not avail benefits of loan assistance scheme", Patil said.

Global Media Two Georgia Inmates Sought for Killing Two Guards
Author: 0 Two Georgia Inmates Sought for Killing Two Guards

Curtis Billue on a prison transport bus before fleeing in a stolen vehicle. Now authorities are searching for a 2008 white Ford F250 pickup truck with the Georgia tag BCX-5372. Monica, a sergeant, worked for the department for nearly eight years and leaves a wife. Authorities are now confident that the escapees are still together and traveling in the stolen pickup truck.

Author: 0 Brexit talks begin in Brussels

Theresa May said political unity was integral for Britain to exit from the EU. Davis gave Barnier an original, French-language account of an expedition to the Himalayas, while Barnier reciprocated with a traditional walking stick from his home region of Savoie.

Global Media Polls Close In Georgia's Closely Watched, Expensive Special Election
Author: 0 Polls Close In Georgia's Closely Watched, Expensive Special Election

Yet the result in a historically conservative district still offers Republicans a warning that Trump, for better or worse, will dominate the looming campaign cycle. Handel has aligned herself gingerly with Trump. "God, no. But I believe he has the country's best interests at heart", said Jessica Podalsky, who voted for Handel on Tuesday morning.

Author: 0 Presumed Death Toll Nearly Doubles After London Fire

The cause of Wednesday's blaze is still under investigation, but anger has mounted in the community amid reports that exterior paneling used in an extensive renovation completed previous year may have been banned by United Kingdom rules. The Home Office said late Saturday night it will make arrangements for the family of Mohammad Alhajali to "travel to the United Kingdom in these terribly sad circumstances".

Author: 0 Arrest warrants out for Turkish agents, others in DC melee

Before this Erdogan had visited Donald Trump at the White House for a meeting. The NATO allies are still at odds over a USA decision to arm Syrian Kurdish rebels fighting the Islamic State group in Syria. "It has been formally requested that the US authorities conduct a full investigation of this diplomatic incident and provide the necessary explanation", the statement said.

Author: 0 Black Gun Owners Not Happy With Jury Clearing Officer In Castile Case

Jeronimo Yanez , 29, was found not guilty of all three charges he faced in the death of 32-year-old Philando Castile: Second-degree manslaughter and two felony counts of intentional discharge of a unsafe weapon for endangering the safety of Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , and her four-year-old daughter.

Author: 0 White House urged to act over death of Otto Warmbier

Observers interpret the President's move as a way to set the tone, the agenda AND send a clear message to his US counterpart ahead of their first two-day summit meeting in Washington next week. Meanwhile, Washington is ramping up pressure on Pyongyang following the death of an American student who was detained by the North and returned to America in a coma.

Global Media United Kingdom braced for thunderstorms, hail and lightning to end heatwave
Author: 0 United Kingdom braced for thunderstorms, hail and lightning to end heatwave

We're being told while we're experiencing temperatures like this, we need to keep as cool as we can and keep an eye on older, younger and vulnerable people. The Met Office has confirmed that today is the hottest day of the year, however temperatures are expected to rise this week. The five counties under the warning are Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Wicklow and Meath and the warning covers from midday tomorrow until 6pm.

Global Media US shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border
Author: 0 US shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border

The incident follows Sunday's downing of a Syrian SU-22, a Russian-made attack jet. Operating in both Syria and Iraq , the force includes about 780 personnel, including 300 service members who work in its air group. United States forces in Syria shot down an armed drone affiliated with Syrian president Bashar Assad's government on Monday, according to multiple reports Tuesday .

Global Media Emirates wants US, European monitors for any Qatar deal
Author: 0 Emirates wants US, European monitors for any Qatar deal

Nauert noted that Tillerson had held more than 20 phone calls and in-person meetings with senior officials from the countries involved since the crisis erupted earlier this month. For its part, the UAE says that the embargo could go on for years. On June 9, Tillerson asked reporters to the State Department to read a prepared statement calling for the blockade to be eased, saying it was causing humanitarian and business hardships, and hindering US military actions against the Islamic State.

Author: 0 Brussels Explosion Now Considered a Terror Attack

The man was shot by soldiers after detonating a small device there late Tuesday in what prosecutors are treating as a "terrorist attack". Belgian troops patrolling Brussels Central Station shot dead a man believed to be wearing an explosive vest after he caused a small explosion on Tuesday, a police spokesman said, adding that there were no other casualties and the situation was under control.

Author: 0 What is the Queen's speech and what date is it happening?

Residents had repeatedly complained of poor fire safety standards in the building. May's office has announced a series of bills aimed at showing that her government is engaging with people's concerns. Postponed from last week due to the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the speech had originally been billed as an attempt by the Chancellor to reassure business leaders that they would still have access to funding from the European Investment Bank (EIB) after Brexit .

Global Media Armed Russian Jet Buzzes Air Force Recon Aircraft
Author: 0 Armed Russian Jet Buzzes Air Force Recon Aircraft

Russia , which is aligned with the Syrian government and carrying out military operations in Syria alongside it, condemned the incident and said Monday that it would track USA aircraft over Syria. Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis told reporters: "We were flying in global airspace and did nothing to provoke this behaviour". The Russian Defense Ministry countered with a different narrative of the intercept.

Author: 0 Northern Ireland politics hits PM May's coalition talks

The Conservatives are yet to agree a deal with the DUP, a week after the general election stripped May of her parliamentary majority. But UK civil servants working in Brussels have said the Conservatives have wasted 70 days' valuable time since the Prime Minister triggered Article 50 in March.

Author: 0 José Mourinho accused of €3.3m tax fraud in Spain

Onda Cero say Perez will "give his version of the " Ronaldo case" in an interview with the Spanish radio station late on Monday evening, while an event marking his re-election will be held at 6.30pm United Kingdom time at the Bernabeu's presidential box.

Global Media Seoul: 2 rescued North Koreans ask to defect to South
Author: 0 Seoul: 2 rescued North Koreans ask to defect to South

U.S. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said Thursday the resumption of talks with North Korea on the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula is made more hard by Pyongyang's increasingly frequent missile tests . North Korea launched several cruise missiles into the Sea of Japan on Thursday, marking a fourth straight week of tests involving five different types of projectiles in a likely effort to showcase its military might.

Global Media Stand on Presidential nominee after meet with party leaders: Uddhav Thackeray
Author: 0 Stand on Presidential nominee after meet with party leaders: Uddhav Thackeray

Virtually accusing the BJP of playing Dalit vote-bank politics, the Shiv Sena on Monday said if the ally had put forth Ram Nath Kovind's name merely to capture the community's votes, it would not support him. After pitching for Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat as the next president, Shiv Sena on Friday also proposed the name of leading agriculture scientist MS Swaminathan for the post, reported DNA .

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