• Saudis say demands 'non-negotiable' as Qatar, US officials meet
Saudis say demands 'non-negotiable' as Qatar, US officials meet

U.S. Republican Senator Bob Corker said on Monday that he will not agree to any arms sales to countries in the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) until its current dispute with Qatar is solved. Last month, a resolution seeking to stop the sale of about $500m (£393m) of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia for use in t...

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  • Chinese Foreign Minister welcomed by Punjab CM at Islamabad airport
Chinese Foreign Minister welcomed by Punjab CM at Islamabad airport

Wang also said that China supported the two sides in seeking to establish a crisis managing mechanism as quickly as possible so as to properly deal with contingencies and to form a trilateral meeting system among foreign ministers of China, Afghanistan and Pakistan in order to enhance dialogue and cooperation in all areas.

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  • SKorean president calls for NKorean Olympic participation
SKorean president calls for NKorean Olympic participation

One idea was for North Korea to host some skiing competitions at the Games. This follows reports that South Korea's new president, Moon Jae-in, has suggested the two countries lead a north-east Asian bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup. His parents, Fred and Cindy Warmbier, said their son received "awful torturous mistreatment" while in North Kor...

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  • Camden evacuates tower block after Grenfell fire
Camden evacuates tower block after Grenfell fire

Camden Council leader Georgia Gould said the buildings would be "temporarily decanted" to allow "urgent fire safety works" to take place. Upon hearing from residents the we immediately instructed a joint fire inspection with the London Fire Brigade.

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  • Conservatives and DUP on brink of coalition deal
Conservatives and DUP on brink of coalition deal

Lawmakers, who are by tradition not named at such meetings, told Reuters that there were no dissenting voices and that the party had no appetite for a leadership election. Mrs Foster arrived with colleague Nigel Dodds and waved to reporters in Downing Street but refused to be drawn on whether she would agree to a deal on Tuesday.

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  • Disbursal of Rs 10000 advance to farmers starts in Maha
Disbursal of Rs 10000 advance to farmers starts in Maha

Estimated to cost the State exchequer ₹8,165 crore, the waiver will benefit 22,27,500 farmers who took interest-free short-term loans from cooperative banks in the State. Appreciating the government for understanding farmer's feelings, Opposition Leader Jagadish Shettar said: "Let us together work towards ensuring central assistance to farmers".

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  • Sikkim's ruling party extends support to Gorkhaland demand
Sikkim's ruling party extends support to Gorkhaland demand

Except medicine shops, all others shops, hotels were closed in the hills. "The series of events that are taking place in Darjeeling is quite unfortunate, But a separate state is not a problem and I do not support the demand". Hotels presently have bookings upto mid-July and they have now started cancelling new booking enquiries, one of the travel...

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  • Trump welcomes president of Panama to White House
Trump welcomes president of Panama to White House

The leaders discussed the importance of the United States-Panama High-Level Security Dialogue, which will be held in Panama in late June, to advancing our shared security priorities. "We are developing new things to do and only getting stronger". "Right? Very good job". PRESIDENT VARELA: Thank you, Mr. President. Valera and his wife posed brief...

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  • AIIB injects new vitality to infrastructure development
AIIB injects new vitality to infrastructure development

The Asian Development Bank earlier said Asia has an estimated US$1.7 trillion infrastructure gap if it continues to develop at current growth rates. After ratifications were received from ten member states holding a total number of 50% of the initial subscriptions of the Authorized Capital Stock, the bank started operation on December 25, 2015.

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  • Trump Confidant: Ruddy Hurt Trump's Ability To Fire Mueller
Trump Confidant: Ruddy Hurt Trump's Ability To Fire Mueller

And leading Republican legislators on Tuesday waved off the idea of firing Mueller, with House Speaker Paul Ryan saying that his advice was to "let Robert Mueller do his job" and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell voicing confidence in the special counsel.

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  • Boxer who was in critical condition after fight is dead, family says
Boxer who was in critical condition after fight is dead, family says

Tim Hague suffered a brain injury after he was knocked out by opponent and former Edmonton Eskimos player, Adam Braidwood , during a KO Boxing event at the Shaw Conference Centre. The 34-year-old was rushed to Royal Alexandra hospital in Edmonton where he had to have surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. "Nobody wants to see something like ...

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  • New York Times sues FBI to get notes of Comey-Trump talks
New York Times sues FBI to get notes of Comey-Trump talks

And it's up to him to decide how much to tell Rosenstein about the substance of the investigation itself. Trump fired FBI Director James Comey , sent out spokespeople and surrogates with a far-fetched cover story to explain the dismissal, and then told NBC's Lester Holt that the real reason for the firing was Comey's pursuit of the Russian Fed...

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  • Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller
Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller

All this idea appears to come from Trump close allies, including strategist Steve Bannon, who is anxious and frustrated with the prospect of a long probe. Rosenstein is also the Department of Justice official who appointed Mueller as special counsel late last month. In his Senate testimony last week, Comey said Trump requested loyalty from...

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  • China's Xi tells India's Modi issues should be managed 'appropriately'
China's Xi tells India's Modi issues should be managed 'appropriately'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday conducted talks with the President of Afghanistan , Ashraf Ghani and expressed solidarity and complete support to the country in "resolutely and effectively" combating the challenge of terrorism . President of Russia Vladimir Putin said: "I am glad that we met for a bilateral meeting on the sidelines o...

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  • Fighter jets deal shows deep United States support
Fighter jets deal shows deep United States support

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. Two U.S warships arrived in Qatar's Hamad Port on Wednesday to conduct a joint military drill but details have not been shared, Qatar News Agency was quoted.

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  • Trump lashes out at 'bad,' 'conflicted' Russian Federation investigators
Trump lashes out at 'bad,' 'conflicted' Russian Federation investigators

Depending on how events play out, the Justice Department could face a crisis not seen since the so-called Saturday Night Massacre when President Richard Nixon's attorney general and deputy attorney general resigned after being ordered to fire the independent special prosecutor overseeing the Watergate investigation, said Jeffrey Cramer, a former fe...

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  • Deputy AG Rosenstein set for budget hearing Tuesday
Deputy AG Rosenstein set for budget hearing Tuesday

CNN's April Ryan on Monday described "mass hysteria" in the White House over concerns the president is considering terminating special counsel Robert Mueller , who was appointed by Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein to oversee the Russian Federation investigation.

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  • White House torn over Mueller's role as pressure grows
White House torn over Mueller's role as pressure grows

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is now due to testifyon the matter before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. He has always been widely respected by many in Washington from both sides of the aisle, with many lawmakers praising Deputy Attorney General Rob Rosenstein's pick.

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  • OR becomes first state to add third gender to driver's licenses
OR becomes first state to add third gender to driver's licenses

The International Civil Aviation Organization, which develops passport standards, has recommended an "X for unspecified" option since 1996, according to NBC. In fact, United Nation states use an internationally recognized format that includes a non-binary gender marker of X. Meanwhile, California lawmakers are considering a bill that would ...

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  • Turkish president slams US charges for guards
Turkish president slams US charges for guards

The State Department has said it had made its concern known to Turkey "in the strongest possible terms". In a statement released late in the day, the ministry said the decision was unacceptable as it clearly did not come as a result of an impartial and independent investigation.

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  • Family: Michigan native shot multiple times in chest, arm
Family: Michigan native shot multiple times in chest, arm

His family said he is expected to stay in the hospital for several days. "We're deeply concerned about him and his family". Matt Mika was identified by Tyson Foods as a victim of the shooting in Alexandria. "First and foremost, thanks to all who have expressed concern about Matt's condition". "Matt suffered multiple gunshot wounds". Stay...

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  • Iran's Zarif Continues Discussions on Mutual, Regional Issues in Norway
Iran's Zarif Continues Discussions on Mutual, Regional Issues in Norway

At an Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh last month, U.S. President Donald Trump accused Iran of fueling "the fires of sectarian conflict and terror" and called for its worldwide isolation. "We believe that the rest of the worldwide community will make it clear - as it has done already to them - that it considers the nuclear deal as a multila...

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  • Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers
Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers

Theresa May looks set to be backed by the Democratic Unionist Party as she attempts to run a minority government following her general election disaster. "It is also important for the prospect of successful Brexit negotiations that we have certainty in the political system", she added in a statement.

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  • Palace: PH welcomes help from other countries on Marawi siege
Palace: PH welcomes help from other countries on Marawi siege

A USA official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said support included aerial surveillance and targeting, electronic eavesdropping, communications assistance, and training. A US P-3 Orion surveillance plane was seen over the town on Friday. Philippine President Duterte told reporters Sunday the attack on Marawi had been ordered directl...

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  • States will have to find funds for farm loan waivers: Arun Jaitley
States will have to find funds for farm loan waivers: Arun Jaitley

Patidar leader Hardik Patel speaks to the media in Surat on June 1, 2017. In states such as Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, the protesters turned violent, even resorting to vandalising property, media reports said. Patidar quota stir leader Hardik Patel was on Tuesday detained in Neemuch while he was on his way to Mandsaur to meet the famil...

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  • Three US troops killed after Afghan soldier opened fire
Three US troops killed after Afghan soldier opened fire

Afghan officials said that a USA airstrike on a border outpost in southern Helmand province killed two border police officers and wounded six others late Friday or early Saturday. The Trump administration is considering sending more troops to the country. The three previous US soldiers' deaths in Achin make up the entirety of USA combat fatal...

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  • Puerto Rican voters back statehood in questioned referendum
Puerto Rican voters back statehood in questioned referendum

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito pushed for Lopez Rivera to be honored with the parade's National Freedom Award. "We will lose our autonomy", he told The New York Times . The ruling Partido Nuevo Progresista (PNP), which controls the Puerto Rican governorship as well as legislature and organised the referendum, claimed the re...

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  • Five Tehran attackers had fought for IS, says Iran
Five Tehran attackers had fought for IS, says Iran

The Sunni Muslim militants of Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks on the Shi'ite Muslim state. Other members of the public accused Saudi Arabia and Iran's long-time foe, the United States, of backing the attacks. Iran blamed the Wednesday attacks on Saudi Arabia, casting them in the context of a broader regional conflic...

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  • PA refuses to pay for Gaza's electricity
PA refuses to pay for Gaza's electricity

Qatar denies the allegations. "Hamas' should have quickly put right the ongoing disaster in the Gaza Strip, instead of criticizing statements made by the Saudi foreign minister, Adel al-Jubeir", who recently demanded that Qatar sever its links with Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood .

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  • Gandhi would have laughed at 'chatur baniya' remark, says his grandson
Gandhi would have laughed at 'chatur baniya' remark, says his grandson

Referring to Mahatma Gandhi's mercantile caste, Amit Shah said that Gandhi was a " chatur baniya " (clever merchant) who knew that Congress does not have the proper base or principles, which is why he recommended the dissolution of the Congress.

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  • Iran identifies terrorists involved in Tehran attacks
Iran identifies terrorists involved in Tehran attacks

So when the White House woke on Wednesday to images of a possible Islamic State attack on Tehran , it prompted a sharp quandary: How does President Trump condemn the violence without seeming to embrace the victims? The statement released the names of terrorists as Abu Jahad, Ghayom, Fereidoun, Saryas and Ramin but to some social and securi...

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  • Third London attacker was Moroccan-Italian - Italy investigative source
Third London attacker was Moroccan-Italian - Italy investigative source

In a statement Tuesday, British authorities said Zaghba was "not a police or MI5 subject of interest". The Metropolitan Police said on Tuesday that the 22-year-old had yet to be formally identified but detectives were confident it was him and had informed his family.

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  • Trump and Sessions have had heated exchanges - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM
Trump and Sessions have had heated exchanges - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM

Instead, he blamed the decision on the Justice Department , which is simply carrying out his order. For one thing, Conway probably should not contrast her boss's statements on Twitter to presidential actions, given his light collection of actual accomplishments and his administration's often internally conflicting and/or incoherent statements ...

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  • Man jumps into moving car to save driver having a seizure
Man jumps into moving car to save driver having a seizure

Tompkins backed his truck up out of the way as you can see in the video. As the auto was moving, Tompkins got out of his truck and jumped inside through the car's window, putting the vehicle in park. "My adrenaline is still going", Tompkins wrote . Hell, if my sister was still single, I'd even go as far as giving him her phone number, but sinc...

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  • Saudi king: Trump visit a 'turning point'
Saudi king: Trump visit a 'turning point'

During Trump's speech in Saudi Arabia , he accused Iran of funding terrorism. Drive them out of your communities. "We must practice tolerance and respect for each other once again-and make this region a place where every man and woman, no matter their faith or ethnicity, can enjoy a life of dignity and hope", he said.

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