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by | June 13, 2017 | 13:15

The air embargo imposed on Qatar only applies to airlines from Qatar or registered there, the United Arab Emirates Civil Aviation Authority said on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia also closed its land borders with Qatar, geographically isolating the tiny Gulf state. Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi tells reporters in a weekly news conference: "These countries should try to settle their differences at the negotiating table in a positive and comprehensive process".

by | June 13, 2017 | 13:13

He had told lawmakers at his January confirmation hearing that he had not met with Russians during the campaign. Members of the Intelligence Committee said they wanted Mr. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' testimony to the Senate Intelligence committee Tuesday will be open to the public. Comey accused the Republican president of trying to get him to drop the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn and fired him to undermine the Russian Federation probe.

by | June 13, 2017 | 13:13

Under current Justice Department regulations, such a firing would have to be done by Attorney General Jeff Sessions' deputy, Rod Rosenstein, not the president - though those regulations could theoretically be set aside. Sessions reportedly threatened to resign as tensions with Trump grew. The difference is Sessions still works for President Donald Trump , and he has a lot more to lose.

by | June 13, 2017 | 13:11

Devolution in Northern Ireland is based on the template laid out in the 1998 Good Friday Agreement . The idea of "forced pregnancy" (effectively rape), is a nonsense in and of itself, and the DUP have actually liberalised its position on abortion in recent years, though they have said they do not want to be as liberal on the issue as England - hardly shocking given the highly liberal attitudes towards abortion in England.

by | June 13, 2017 | 13:09

The Justice Department ultimately agreed to a Tuesday public hearing in an attempt to show there's nothing to hide and nothing controversial about Sessions' interactions with Russian officials, officials said. Comey told the intelligence committee in a closed session that Sessions may have had a third, undisclosed interaction with Russia's ambassador to the United States, according to people familiar with the briefing.

by | June 13, 2017 | 13:06

Noriega spent the remainder of his life in custody between the United States, France and Panama for a host of crimes ranging from murder to racketeering and drug-running. Though there's no official word on the cause of death, the 83-year-old had undergone brain surgery in March to remove a benign tumour. Prosecutors accused Noriega of helping Colombia's Medellin cocaine cartel ship "tons and tons of a deadly white powder" to the United States.

by | June 13, 2017 | 13:02

But previous statements form the US Embassy in Manila said Saturday that US Special Operations Forces are assisting the Philippine military at the request of the Philippine government. 'We are saddened with the result. we have fatalities on the government side, ' he said. An Associated Press journalist and photographer saw a U.S.

by | June 13, 2017 | 12:59

The Democratic Unionist Party , which won 10 seats in Thursday's voting, is entering talks with the Conservatives to discuss how to work together in a new government. SCULLY: We now have a deeply uncertain situation with regard to the British government, and it is extremely hard to see what sort of, you know, progress can be made in these talks.

by | June 13, 2017 | 12:54

Her Conservative Party had a comfortable lead in the polls at that time. When May called the vote which was held on Thursday, polls said the Conservatives would score an decisive victory and effectively push Britain's Labor Party onto the scrap heap.

by | June 13, 2017 | 12:54

Comey admitted he leaked the information as part of the FBI's probe into Russia's involvement in USA elections and the connections of the president's former national security adviser Michael Flynn with Russian officials. "Yesterday showed no collusion, no obstruction". "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication", Mr Trump wrote .

by | June 13, 2017 | 12:54

British politicians differ widely on what they want from the Brexit negotiating process, seeing it as a way to shift Britain either to the right or left. A source close to Davidson told Reuters she wanted a "shift in thinking" that would put less emphasis on cutting immigration, a key issue in the Brexit referendum a year ago.

by | June 13, 2017 | 12:47

Senior security adviser, Mutlaq al-Qahtani, also a special envoy to the Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, told Al-Jazeera the week-long blockade of Qatar would never work in the long term. The carrier, which marks its 20th anniversary this year and is one of the Middle East's biggest airlines, said revenue rose last year from $9.6 billion to $10.6 billion in the fiscal year ending March 31.

by | June 13, 2017 | 12:43

This comes after Manila officials confirmed last Saturday that USA special forces were helping the Philippine army in Marawi, though they were confined to providing "technical assistance ". No further information was available. Duterte cut short a state visit to Russian Federation and declared 60 days of martial law over the island of Mindanao when fighting broke out in May.

by | June 13, 2017 | 12:40

Or perhaps she's been a victim of such behavior and has decided it's not all that bad when her dad targets you; after all, if you end up a key player in the Trump empire, with hundreds of millions to your name, the biting attacks may feel ultimately inconsequential.

by | June 13, 2017 | 12:38

May's weakened position in the party rules out big changes to the Cabinet lineup. Numerous key cabinet posts have already been declared as unchanged from the previous government, including Philip Hammond as Chancellor of the Exchequer, Amber Rudd as home secretary, Boris Johnson as foreign secretary, David Davis as Brexit secretary and Michael Fallon as the in-charge of the ministry of defence.

by | June 13, 2017 | 12:36

Putin noted that executives from perhaps 100 American companies were now in Russian Federation. After all, why would anyone think a man who spent years as a KGB foreign intelligence officer might gather information on powerful foreign business leaders when they are in his backyard? Putin said he didn't realize that Flynn had been involved with anything having to do with USA intelligence until someone told him afterward.

by | June 13, 2017 | 12:31

Predictions of Conservative success became more modest as the party's campaign faltered after a series of missteps. Splash News/NewscomTheresa May's Conservative Party ended up losing 13 seats in Britain's elections yesterday. Many analysts said it was unlikely May could remain leader for long now that her authority has been eroded. It would represent a remarkable turnaround in Labour and Jeremy Corbyn's fortunes and a spectacular decline in the popularity of Theresa May's ...

by | June 13, 2017 | 12:28

Uber announced the terminations to its 12,000 employees at a meeting at the San Francisco headquarters on Tuesday, Bloomberg reported later in the day. The company is also in the midst of a major trade secrets lawsuit against Google that threatens its self-driving vehicle ambitions. But the sexual-harassment allegations have caused some of the largest damage inside and outside the company.

by | June 13, 2017 | 12:30

Tuesday's testimony is likely also to touch on allegations that Sessions himself met more often than he has acknowledged with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak . "To get into a hypothetical at this point would be premature". During his own testimony last week, Comey said that he understood Trump's request "to be a directive".

by | June 13, 2017 | 12:24

England , Southgate freely admitted, are deliberately making life hard for themselves. Both sides will head into the match on the back of disappointing results in their FIFA World Cup qualifying matches recently. But Joe has been excellent for us. "I think at some point it is probably something we should do - in fact, I am certain it is something we should do - but I think it has been good to devolve the leadership".

by | June 13, 2017 | 12:24

Sipila and Finance Minister Petteri Orpo from the third coalition partner, the pro-European Union National Coalition Party, said they could not cooperate with the Finns party anymore, citing differences in core values and in the immigration and EU policies.

by | June 13, 2017 | 12:20

Sessions has agreed to testify publicly Tuesday afternoon before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Sessions recused himself from that inquiry in March after media reports that he had been in two previously undisclosed meetings past year with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak .

by | June 13, 2017 | 12:19

Forty-six percent of US citizens aged 18 and over think Comey is " more honest and trustworthy" than US President Donald Trump , who is trusted by 26 percent of the respondents, a recent Huffington Post/YouGov poll has shown. In Senate testimony, Comey said he wrote records of his conversations with Trump "immediately" after they took place - something he did not do with Trump's predecessor President Barack Obama - because he was concerned Trump might " lie ".

by | June 13, 2017 | 12:10

Oil shipments to Asia remain high, stoking the supply glut in the region. M - Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Kazakhstan is committed to fulfilling the OPEC agreement on oil output cut. "Given its standing as an worldwide crude marker, this rebalancing is expected to provide a greater degree of price support for Brent compared to its US peer", he said in a daily emailed newsletter.

by | June 13, 2017 | 12:07

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will attend that hearing in his place, and Sessions will go before the Senate Intelligence Committee. And he can expect questions about his involvement in Comey's May 9 firing, the circumstances surrounding his decision to recuse himself from the FBI's investigation, and whether any of his actions - such as interviewing candidates for the FBI director position or meeting with Trump about Comey - violated his recusal pledge.

by | June 13, 2017 | 12:06

The Athens Institute of Geodynamics said the epicentre of the quake was at sea, about 45km south from Lesvos Island. But the US Geological Survey has said the quake was actually a 6.3 on the Richter scale. "It's a hard situation, we are facing a disaster", Christiana Kalogirou, governor of the north Aegean region, told ERT , adding: "Some 10 people are injured".

by | June 13, 2017 | 12:05

The figure for the hearing, touted as "Washington's Super Bowl", includes viewers across all ad-supported broadcast and cable networks that carried it from 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. Eastern, with 767,000 simultaneous users watching its coverage, an indication that it was a significant audience across all available streams. Fox News came in slightly ahead of CNN with 3.1 million viewers, about twice as many viewers as it typically has.

by | June 13, 2017 | 11:58

Naryana Reddy married Suseela and had four daughters whom he named after the four famous rivers in India- Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati and Krishnaveni. Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao also expressed grief on Reddy's demise.

by | June 13, 2017 | 12:01

A day after James Comey accused him of lying, President Trump returned the favor Friday and said he would testify under oath to dispute the ex-FBI director's claims that Trump urged him to drop an investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn .

by | June 13, 2017 | 11:58

Trump says he consulted with Saudi Arabia and others on a recent trip to Riyadh and chose to call out Qatar for its "very high level" of terror financing. Only an hour later, Mr Tillerson sat in the front row in the Rose Garden as Mr Trump enthusiastically embraced the move by Saudi Arabia, Egypt and others to punish Qatar .

by | June 13, 2017 | 11:53

While he doesn't support the open Senate hearing route, Reed said Trump should be deposed on all Russia-related issues as a part of Mueller's investigation. If there aren't tapes, he should let that be known. "You just make it up, and you say that as a way of intimidating the other side". "I don't understand why the president just doesn't clear this matter up once and for all".

by | June 13, 2017 | 11:49

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has set June 19 as his favoured date for the start of talks, due to last around 14-18 months. Detailed negotiations haven't yet started, however. Recent data showed some are not prepared to wait any longer, and are starting to leave. As the election result became clear the UK's pound sterling currency dropped dramatically against the dollar from 1.2954 to under 1.2720 before recovering slightly to 1.273.

by | June 13, 2017 | 11:51

The Bowmans invited the man in for a drink, but he took off his shoes and would not leave, Chelsea , who previously divorced Bowman before they made a decision to get remarried, told Action News Jacksonville . " You shot my dad!' " Chelsea told Action News Jacksonville , who told her daughter to run and go get help. "They were just terrified and just kept repeating, 'My dad, there's blood everywhere, '" neighbor Julie Wood said.

by | June 13, 2017 | 11:50

That company recently reached agreement on a $3.2 billion fine for giving $186 million in bribes to almost 1,900 politicians, echoing the scandal that brought down Rousseff and Cunha - a far-reaching, $3 billion graft scandal centered on state oil company Petrobras.

by | June 13, 2017 | 11:42

MP Raju Shetti, the leader of Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghtana, said if the Government fails to fulfil its commitments, they would restart their agitation from July 25. Significantly, a 2014 World Bank study on the farm loan waiver announced in 2008 by the erstwhile UPA government had found that the scheme had no significant effect on productivity and investment in agriculture, and, in fact, worsened loan allocation in districts with greater exposure to the debt waiver.