by | June 17, 2017 | 08:24

The International Olympic Committee said on Thursday it hoped the diplomatic and economic boycott of Qatar by its Gulf neighbours would not affect sports development in the region. Saudi Arabia , United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and a number of other countries severed relations with Qatar earlier this month, accusing it of supporting armed groups and Iran - allegations Qatar has repeatedly rejected.

by | June 17, 2017 | 08:27

Qatar imports mainly from the U.S. and Germany but also from Saudi Arabia . "(The US) should be the leader trying to break this blockade and not sitting and watching what's going on and putting fuel on (the) fire", he said. "I think this isn't about counter-terrorism, it's not about terror financing", he said. Several other Muslim nations also downgraded their diplomatic ties with Qatar.

by | June 17, 2017 | 08:24

However, the vote also revealed a record low in turnout, with less then half of France's registered voters turning up to cast ballots. The conservative The Republicans party and its allies trail with about 20 percent, ahead of the far-right National Front on about 17 percent.

by | June 17, 2017 | 08:20

Last Wednesday's rare and coordinated attacks on Tehran left dozens of people wounded. The Iranian government announced Saturday that it has killed the man behind the terror attacks in Tehran this week, in which 17 people were killed, Iranian state TV reported .

by | June 17, 2017 | 08:19

President Donald Trump's administration is looking to balance working with China to restrain North Korea's advancing missile and nuclear programs while dealing with Beijing's activities in the South China Sea . North Korea blamed the USA and China for "railroading and enforcing" the sanctions resolution at the UN Security Council "after having drafted it in the backroom at their own pleasure".

by | June 17, 2017 | 08:15

Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice , The Washington Post reported Wednesday evening. Comey testified last week that he also felt pressured to drop the Flynn probe. It was not known whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation was the source of the information in the report .

by | June 17, 2017 | 08:17

The Conservatives, who have 317 MPs, are looking to strike a deal with the DUP, who have 10. The announcement of any agreement is set to be delayed because of the tragic fire in a London tower block. As European leaders tried to fathom exactly how Britain would begin the negotiations, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Germany wanted a Brexit deal that would limit negative consequences for the bloc but also did not want it to weaken Britain.

by | June 17, 2017 | 08:15

Protesters accused Trump of becoming a "global threat" and "harming the planet" in signs they held Friday morning at the entrance of the embassy in central Madrid. Second, the accord was non-binding, meaning the US doesn't have to withdraw to avoid meeting its obligations-a pledge to cut its greenhouse gas emissions 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025 and commit up to $3 billion in aid for poorer countries by 2020.

by | June 17, 2017 | 08:13

Doctors say Scalise had surgery Wednesday night and will require additional surgery. A few months later, he pointed a military-style rifle at a suburban Washington baseball diamond and opened fire, leaving House Republican Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana in critical condition and injuring four others before he was killed by Capitol police .

by | June 17, 2017 | 08:10

Doctors treating him in the US said they found no evidence of botulism, but did find severe brain damage consistent with losing oxygen to the brain. "He has not engaged in purposeful movements or behaviors". Otto Warmbier was a top student at the University of Virginia who was planning to go into finance, with a summer internship lined up before he left the country in December 2015, a close-knit family and a huge crowd of friends from home and college.

by | June 17, 2017 | 08:08

The gunman responsible for the GOP congressional baseball practice shooting has died, President Donald Trump said Wednesday. "Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms", Sanders said Wednesday morning on the Senate floor.

by | June 17, 2017 | 08:09

Perhaps in a show of good faith on Thursday he said Comey could find shelter in Russian Federation if ever he needed, just like Snowden, a former US intelligence contractor-turned-whistleblower. As in the past, Putin chided local officials for failing to provide due care for people and ordered them to quickly fix the flaws. Even though the show was tightly scripted, there was still room for the unexpected.

by | June 17, 2017 | 08:06

Varadkar born in Dublin in 1979, is the son of an Irish Catholic nurse from County Waterford and a Hindu doctor from Mumbai. "I've been elected to lead but I promise to serve", Varadkar said, according to BBC News . Describing how a young Leo was always interested in politics, his uncle, Avinash Varadkar, told ANI that once when he visited Leo's family in Ireland back in 1998, even then as a child, Leo talked about politics.

by | June 17, 2017 | 08:07

He requires assistance to breathe and will need additional surgeries, his family said through a statement . A senior administration official said the mood inside the hospital was somber during Trump's visit, which came hours after Scalise emerged from surgery still in critical condition after suffering a single rifle shot to his hip.

by | June 17, 2017 | 08:09

Members of Congress took the field at Washington's Nationals Park on Thursday night for the charity baseball game, many wearing hats to honor Scalise, who has represented Louisiana in the House since 2008. The shooter was identified as James T Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old home inspector from IL who had several minor run-ins with the law in recent years and belonged to a Facebook group called "Terminate the Republican Party ".

by | June 17, 2017 | 08:02

The dismissal would come, he said due to reports of conflicts of interest involving Mueller and White House officials. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Tuesday he would be "surprised" if President Trump fired Robert Mueller and encouraged him to allow the special counsel to "do his job independently".

by | June 17, 2017 | 08:00

The Post and The New York Times both reported that Mueller was seeking interviews with three Trump administration officials who weren't involved in Trump's campaign: Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence; Michael Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency; and Richard Ledgett, the former NSA deputy director.

by | June 17, 2017 | 07:59

A government official says the suspect in the Virgini. James Thomas Hodgkinson, the 66-year-old home inspector from Bellville, Illinois, who was killed Wednesday after firing on Republican congressmen practicing for a charity baseball event, appears to have channeled a lifetime of family trauma and personal failure into political rage.

by | June 17, 2017 | 07:58

Protesters calling for action Friday over the fire at London's Grenfell Tower stormed Kensington and Chelsea town hall, the center of local government in the area. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said many questions must be answered about safety for the scores of other apartment buildings around the British capital. More than 200 firefighters worked through the night and parts of the building were still seen as being unsafe.

by | June 17, 2017 | 07:58

I didn't even see anything, even my fingers, nothing. " It's been a real journey, tears shed, highs and lows, but mama, I'm an artist exhibiting at the Venice Biennale and the blessings are abundant! " she said on Facebook . "I just, I can't take it". The last message: "The fire is here now, goodbye". We think it will never happen to us. It is thought they did not live in the block but were visiting friends or relatives.

by | June 17, 2017 | 07:57

She has promised to set up a public inquiry and pledged £5 million (NZ$8.8 million) to help the victims. Dozens of protesters stormed the town hall on Fridayshouting "we want justice" and "not 17" - referring to the previously announced official number of dead, which has now risen to 30.

by | June 17, 2017 | 07:57

He said he had decided, along with Tillerson and "our great generals and military people, the time had come to call on Qatar to end that funding. and its extremist ideology". On Trump's Air Force One flight to New Jersey, a senior White House official told reporters that Trump and Tillerson were on the "same page" on Qatar.

by | June 17, 2017 | 07:52

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to shrinking labor market slack that could allow the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates again this year despite moderate inflation growth.

by | June 17, 2017 | 07:52

Saudi Arabia's aviation body said on Tuesday that closing its airspace to flights from Qatar was within its sovereign rights to protect its citizens from any threat. Turkey has sent a team of military experts to Qatar to evaluate troop deployments, as several Arab countries continue to isolate the small Gulf country over allegations of supporting terror groups.

by | June 17, 2017 | 07:47

Foster later said it was "right and proper" for the DUP to support May's legislative program, which is due to be announced next week and will be the first formal test of her ability to govern. In Luxembourg, Britain's finance minister said that protecting jobs and the economy should be the main focus in upcoming discussions. "We should be protecting jobs, protecting economic growth and protecting prosperity", Hammond said as he arrived for a meeting of European Union finance ...

by | June 17, 2017 | 07:43

The finance sector and other services - 78 percent of Britain's economy - are not covered by the customs union. Though on the surface, Thursday's meeting with Northern Irish parties is aimed at breaking the logjam in forming a new cross-party regional government in the province, May needs broader acceptance of a Conservative-DUP deal.

by | June 17, 2017 | 07:46

With 649 of 650 seats declared, the Conservatives had won 318 seats and Labour 261 followed by the pro-independence Scottish National Party on 34. Corbyn said that he still could become the United Kingdom prime minister following snap general election where the Conservative party lost parliamentary majority.

by | June 17, 2017 | 07:44

To become law, the bill must still be passed by the House of Representatives and be signed by Trump. It complies with the Iran nuclear agreement reached in 2015, which put restrictions on the country's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

by | June 17, 2017 | 07:44

However the Armar brothers soon fell out with the Bhatkal brothers and, as ISIS was gaining ground around then, they made a decision to pledge their allegiance to the group. Indian security agencies believe Armar recruited almost three dozen Indian members for IS. It emerged during the interrogation of IM suspects that he was a self-proclaimed ally of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, chief of the Islamic State.

by | June 17, 2017 | 07:44

Nominations for the post of SNP Westminster group leader are set to open to MPs. She suggested the Scottish Government's own document, produced before the election , could be used as a "blueprint" for such an approach. Following the disappointing results for the Conservative Party and the promising results for Labour in the last Thursday's general elections, many Britons are calling on May to resign and give way to the Labour Party to form a new government, however, the British prime ...

by | June 17, 2017 | 07:43

The reversal of policy changes enacted by former President Barack Obama were touted by President Trump as an inspiration for those citizens of that nation to embrace new "political and economic freedoms". travelers were effectively under the constant supervision of the government. US law exempts food from a decades-old embargo on USA trade with Cuba, but cumbersome rules on how transactions were executed have made deals hard and costly.

by | June 17, 2017 | 07:40

Donating to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, artists have donated their time and the £50 cost of the tattoo. Grande re-released her hit song " One Last Time " as a single for charity as well. Ever since the attack, Grande, 23, has been encouraging donations on social media and visited some still-recovering fans at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital on Friday.

by | June 17, 2017 | 07:40

Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of OR aggressively asked Sessions about suggestions arising from Comey's testimony last week that there was something "problematic" about his recusal. Much of the government seems bogged down in litigating the Russian Federation controversy and odd happenings in the Oval Office, where the half-life of presidential confidences has never been shorter.

by | June 17, 2017 | 07:31

The Trump administration surprised numerous president's critics on Thursday night when it suggested that the administration plans to leave President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA) program in place more or less untouched, despite a campaign dedicated to demonizing undocumented immigrants and promising their deportation.

by | June 17, 2017 | 07:28

Prosecutors charged Yanez with second-degree manslaughter in November, a felony, saying that "no reasonable officer" would have used deadly force in the same situation. Wiley added: "I can not stop crying for you, Philando", and Aduba wrote: "Truth lies somewhere here: until we value & speak for the lives of all people, we remain hinged to this chapter of history".