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Qatar has strongly denied supporting terrorism and has condemned the move, largely spearheaded by Saudi Arabia, to isolate it. Turkey and Qatar have developed close ties over the years and reached an agreement in 2014 for the construction of a Turkish base there.
  • Bahrain foreign minister says all options open on Qatar - Mecca Newspaper

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    Qatar long has denied funding extremists, and its foreign minister struck a defiant tone in interviews, even after anxious residents emptied grocery stores in its capital, Doha . The Gulf countries have ordered their citizens out of Qatar and gave Qataris overseas 14 days to return home. U.S. President Donald Trump, who tweeted Tuesday about Qatar funding extremists, called Sheikh Tamim on Wednesday and offered to host leaders at the White House to resolve the crisis.
  • Fired FBI director Comey 'asked not to be left alone with Trump'

    Fired FBI director Comey 'asked not to be left alone with Trump'

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    In his first public remarks since Mr Trump fired him , Mr Comey is expected to tell the Senate Intelligence committee that Mr Trump asked him during a meeting in the Oval Office to end the FBI's probe into ties between former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russian Federation.
  • Venezuela's political opposition finds a new weapon against its leftist dictator

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    Which is all to say that when Goldman Sachs bought $2.8 billion in state-issued Venezuelan bonds on the secondary market last week, the bank's calculations rested on facts, not feelings. Goldman, which confirmed the bond purchase Monday night, made the deal despite efforts of the Venezuelan opposition to prevent Western banks from doing transactions that benefit the Maduro regime.
  • North Korea fires "multiple surface-to-sea missiles"

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    President Moon Jae-in won his election in early May - about a week after the USA said two THAAD missile-defense launchers were up and running in South Korea. According to Mr Moon's office, top military brass who briefed the President's national security adviser last month deliberately withheld information about the arrival of the four new launchers.
  • NJ voters to pick candidates for governor to succeed Christie

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    Chris Christie's top deputy in the race to replace the unpopular governor. Murphy is a former ambassador under President Barack Obama and one-time Goldman Sachs executive who loaned his campaign $16 million. Poll worker Audrey Ginsberg places an "I Voted" sticker on Gov. Chris Christie at the Brookside Emergency Services Building during the primary election on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in Mendham, N.J.
  • Palestinian lawmakers from Hamas say Abbas halted salaries

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    According to the report , the list was preliminary and the goal of Qatar's request was to shore up US support for Qatar in case of an escalation in the crisis between Qatar and Saudi Arabia and the Qatari fear that Saudi Arabia will support a coup in Qatar against the current leader, Sheikh Tamim Althani.
  • Trump offers to host feuding Gulf nations at White House

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    For the US military, which is supporting Iraqi troops assaulting Mosul and readying a major push into Raqqa, the Islamic State's de facto capital in Syria , the base has never been more important. The official is pointing to offers that Kuwait and Turkey have made to mediate. "But the US still wants to see this issue de-escalated and resolved immediately, keeping with the principles that the president laid out in terms of defeating terror financing and extremism", he said.
  • Shots fired at protest kill 5 farmers in central India

    Shots fired at protest kill 5 farmers in central India

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    Leaders of three farmers' organisations alleged at a press conference in Indore that the number of people killed in police firing on Tuesday was eight and not five. In order to take control of the situation, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his team chose to come up with advertisements in local dailies detailing how and why the government was with the farmers.