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Though its policies remained inclined towards Saudi, Qatar's decision to continue its ties with Iran left Saudi upset. Gas-rich Doha, which has long exercised an independent streak in its foreign policy, last month denied comments which appeared on its official news agency questioning U.S.
  • May's lead widens ahead of June 8 election - ORB poll

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    British Prime Minister Theresa May's lead over the opposition Labour Party has widened to nine percentage points ahead of the June 8 election, according to a poll by ORB for the Sunday Telegraph newspaper. But Mrs May insisted she was not ducking a debate, saying she preferred to take questions direct from voters. She said: "I don't understand why everyone in this room seems so keen on killing millions of people".
  • Oklahoma beats OR to advance to finals against Florida

    Oklahoma beats OR to advance to finals against Florida

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    Junior Lea Wodach started Oklahoma off by reaching second on an OR error, followed by junior Kelsey Arnold hitting a single. Shay Knighten Bloops 2-Run Game-Winning Single into right field on the first pitch. The Oregon Ducks meet Oklahoma at 12:30pm Pacific Time on ESPN in the WCWS Semifinals. According to White, both defeats handed to the Ducks during the WCWS had as much do to do with bad calls as their own play.
  • Germany suspends Afghan refugee deportations after Kabul attack

    Germany suspends Afghan refugee deportations after Kabul attack

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    The government earlier had said it would consider each deportation on a case-by-case basis following Wednesday's deadly attack in Kabul , which raised fresh questions about security in the country. Al Jazeera's Qais Azimy, reporting from Kabul , said the death toll could be as high as 100, with more than 500 wounded, according sources. Germany said it had postponed a scheduled deportation flight of rejected Afghan asylum seekers after the attack.
  • Gulf crisis could hit Qatar 2022

    Gulf crisis could hit Qatar 2022

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    Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) said on Monday it has banned all Qatari planes from landing in the kingdom's airports, following the worst rift in years among the Gulf countries. Adrian J.T. Rankine-Galloway said the USA military had "no plans to change our posture in Qatar". "The solution to differences between states in the region...is only possible through political and peaceful methods and dialogue between the parties", Ghasemi said.
  • Trump honors Gold Star families at Arlington Cemetery on Memorial Day

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    Army Green Beret Captain Andrew W. Byers lived in the Colorado Springs, Colo., area near Fort Carson, where he was assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group. Army bugler played taps just a few feet away. Trump also recognized former US senator and GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole , 93, who suffered lifelong injuries during World War II.
  • President Trump uses Twitter to go after London mayor

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    Indeed, the tweets may well hurt him in court, particularly one where he describes his executive order as a "travel ban", a description his aides - attuned to the legal ramifications - have disputed in the past. President Trump tweeted Monday morning that Khan had offered a "pathetic excuse" and "had to think fast on his "no reason to be alarmed" statement".
  • China can't 'buy its way out' of global problems

    China can't 'buy its way out' of global problems

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    He emphasized that the U.S.is working with the United Nations , allies, and partners to pressure North Korea, diplomatically and economically. The Security Council imposed six rounds of sanctions on North Korea since 2006 in response to its five nuclear tests and numerous ballistic missile launches.
  • Qatar Airways suspends all flights to Saudi Arabia

    Qatar Airways suspends all flights to Saudi Arabia

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    However, Qatar has previously denied ties to Tehran. Saudi Arabia's civil aviation authority said any carrier from a third country wishing to fly over the kingdom to Qatar would need to apply within a week for special permission. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain recalled their ambassadors from Qatar over the situation in March 2014. "These countries have no other option but to start regional dialog", Hamid Aboutalebi , deputy chief of staff of Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, ...
  • US hikes 'combat power' in Syria, with eye on Iran-backed militia

    US hikes 'combat power' in Syria, with eye on Iran-backed militia

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    Additionally, hundreds of fighters from the Lebanese Hezbollah have reportedly deployed to fight USA -backed rebels in Tanf, according to reports by Fars News Agency, which is affiliated with Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps. Another cause of concern has been the buildup of pro-government forces that are outside the deconfliction zone, Dillon added. Following the USA strike, Secretary of Defense James Mattis told reporters the move was defensive in nature and that the group was ...
  • IS claims credit for London rampage

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    He said he managed to get near one attacker and "hit him around the head" with a bread basket. Following Saturday's rampage, Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick has increased patrols on London's streets, including armed officers.