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Dujarric said the secretary-general was encouraging diplomacy "to address concerns and is ready to support such efforts, if desired by all parties". The governments of Saudi Arabia , Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates clarified on Tuesday that the closure of their airspace only applied to Qatari commercial airlines, so flights to Doha for carriers from other countries were allowed.
  • U.S. and Qatar navy begin exercises amid Gulf crisis

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    The fighter jets will be built by Boeing and "give Qatar a state of the art capability and increase security cooperation and interoperability between the United States and Qatar ", the U.S. The vessels docked in Hamad Port, south Doha, on Wednesday, the Qatari defence ministry said.One Western diplomat in Qatar said this would send a message to Doha and other Gulf states .
  • On Twitter, Trump decries obstruction probe related to 'phony' Russian Federation story

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    Comey had confirmed during a congressional testimony in March that the FBI was investigating possible Russian interference in the 2016 election, which included possible collusion between the country and Trump associates. Near wall-to-wall coverage of yesterday's congressional shooting was broken by a bombshell report from the Washington Post which revealed that Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his investigators were looking into whether Trump was guilty of obstruction of justice in the ...
  • Senate votes to strengthen sanctions on both Russia and Iran

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    On Wednesday, the US Senate approved , by an overwhelming majority, a measure that would expand sanctions on Russian Federation and limit the US president's ability to lift said sanctions. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah, both Republicans, were the only votes against it - bolsters existing sanctions and would allow Congress to thwart any presidential effort to curtail sanctions without congressional approval.
  • Grenfell Tower tragedy: solidarity rally in Derry tonight

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    Among those still missing are entire families, a six-month-old baby, a young Italian couple, and a five-year-old boy, reports the Guardian . The tower housed some 600 people in 120 apartments. Cotton said that specialist dogs would be brought into search the building. Is this a one-off aberration or are we at risk? In addition to those killed, ambulance crews took 74 people to hospitals after the fire.
  • IS leader Baghdadi 'may have been killed by Russia'

    IS leader Baghdadi 'may have been killed by Russia'

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    The US was said to have been informed of the strike in advance. Still, the militant commander's death has been rumored many times before. The reports of his death have not been confirmed, as stories of al-Baghdadi's death have been reported several times before and proven to be untrue.
  • Ariana Grande Manchester bee tattoo pays tribute to victims

    Ariana Grande Manchester bee tattoo pays tribute to victims

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    He criticised the " One Last Time " hitmaker, saying: "If the queen can visit the victims in hospital, so can the star they paid to see". Piers Morgan has tweeted an apology to Ariana Grande after lambasting the singer for flying back to the United States in the aftermath of a bombing attack at her May 22 show in Manchester.
  • PM Modi congratulates Ireland PM Leo Varadkar

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    Mr Varadkar's Cabinet reshuffle saw leadership rival Simon Coveney made the effective " Brexit Minister", while Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has been tasked with preparing "for the challenges and opportunities of Brexit". I look forward to working with Taoiseach Varadkar to further strengthen India-Ireland relations, Modi tweeted. Varadkar himself has also downplayed his sexuality after coming out during a radio interview five months before Ireland voted "yes" on the 2015 ...
  • Kenya official: Roadside bomb blows up passenger vehicle

    Kenya official: Roadside bomb blows up passenger vehicle

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    Fredrick Shisia, Mandera, county commissioner, confirmed to local media in Kenya that the four who have been killed were traveling in a commercial matatu (minibus) on a route close to the Kenyan-Somali border. Saleh refuted earlier claims that the attack had claimed 13 lives. Suspicion has fallen on al-Shabab extremists from neighboring Somalia. Analysts call the improvised explosives a change in strategy by al-Shabab, which has been carrying out attacks inside Kenya since 2011.
  • London fire: A visual guide to what happened at Grenfell Tower

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    In parliament, the government's fire and housing ministers said other tower blocks which were also recently refurbished would be assessed. On Friday fire crews again used water to damp down the charred building as they began a third day of picking through the tower's charred remains.
  • 'Trump is considering firing Mueller as special counsel'

    'Trump is considering firing Mueller as special counsel'

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    The Daily Beast reported a second senior administration official pointed to Trump's role in propagating the rumor he might fire Mueller, suggesting the leak to the Post on Wednesday might have been an unintended effect of that move. At a hearing last week, both Coats and Rogers said they were not pressured by the Trump administration. I'll say very positive things when they're warranted.