• James Comey testifies before the Senate on Russian Federation

    James Comey testifies before the Senate on Russian Federation

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    A careful pattern of expectations-management and narrative-shaping has sought to establish the parameters for what he probably will not say. They also came shortly after two top USA spy agency chiefs skirted questions from the Senate panel about whether Trump asked them to intervene in the Flynn probe, as reported by The Washington Post .
  • UK PM May's lead over Labour holds at 8 points: Panelbase poll

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    Why, oh why? That's the question many Britons asked when Prime Minister Theresa May announced on April 18 that she was calling a snap election , three years early. The staunchly pro-EU Liberal Democrats hope to scoop up voters opposed to leaving the bloc. Despite being seen as an unlikely leader - one who has had to face off a rebellion by his own MPs - Corbyn has gained momentum during the election campaign and regularly attracts big crowds to his rallies.
  • Saudi minister says Qatar must end support for Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood

    Saudi minister says Qatar must end support for Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood

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    The other four nations cutting all ties with Qatar are Egypt , the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Yemen. Flight tracker websites showed Qatar Airways flights instead taking a circuitous route, mostly over Iran . Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, his son, became Qatar's ruling emir in 2013, but Sheikh Hamad still looms large in the tight, insular world of Qatari ruling family politics.
  • Saudi minister denies his country involved in Iran attacks

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    It also threatened more attacks.The assault took place at a particularly charged time after Saudi Arabia and other Sunni Muslim powers cut ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of backing Tehran and militant groups.They were the first claimed by the hardline Sunni militant group inside in the tightly controlled Shi'ite Muslim country, one of the powers leading the fight against IS forces in neighbouring Iraq and Syria.The powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps accused Saudi Arabia of ...
  • Rahul Gandhi detained en route violence-hit Mandsour

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    A beehive had been disturbed and the swarm could have been unsafe. Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu also blamed the Congress for allegedly instigating farmers in Mandsaur and for trying to hijack farmers' protests. The delegation will visit Mandsaur on June 9. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday said innocent farmers are being used for political motives.
  • Qatar hit by ratings downgrade over blockade crisis

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    The latest evidence: Two weeks ago, Qatar's state-run news agency published remarks allegedly made by the country's emir that called Iran "a regional and Islamic power that can not be ignored". The US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson , said on Monday that "we certainly would encourage the parties to sit down together and address these differences, and ...
  • President Trump meets Pope Francis

    President Trump meets Pope Francis

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    The audience took place in the private library of the Apostolic Palace, the lavish papal residence that Francis does not use, having opted instead for modest lodgings in a guesthouse for visiting clerics. "We thought that this trip was essential to put together the Muslim faith, the Jewish faith and then the Catholic faith, the Christian faith", said a senior White House official who briefed reporters on Trump's Air Force One flight to Rome.
  • Kurdish-led SDF begins Raqqa battle against IS

    Kurdish-led SDF begins Raqqa battle against IS

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    The U.S. -led coalition supports the SDF by providing equipment, training, intelligence and logistics support, airstrikes and battlefield advice. The assault on Raqqa will pile more pressure on Islamic State's self-declared caliphate with the group facing defeat in the Iraqi city of Mosul and being forced into retreat across much of Syria, where Deir al-Zor is its last major foothold.
  • Novak Djokovic 'tanked' the last set, says McEnroe

    Novak Djokovic 'tanked' the last set, says McEnroe

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    She double-faulted on match point to hand Bopanna and Dabrowski the victory. Wawrinka earned a crack at Murray with a 6-3 6-3 6-1 demolition of Marin Cilic - and, like Nadal and Thiem , is yet to drop a set for the championship. Spain's Rafael Nadal plays a shot against Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta during their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris , France.