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Credit ratings affect what borrowers may expect to pay when they raise funds by issuing bonds to investors. "There are ongoing efforts from friendly countries to contain the crisis and lift the unjust blockade on Qatar and start negotiations", added the Qatari minister, who is travelling to Moscow on Saturday to meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
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    Comey said at the hearing that he interpreted comments made by Trump to him as a directive to shut down the FBI's investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. "Well, I'll tell you about that - maybe sometime in the very near future", Mr Trump said. In a subsequent tweet, Trump congratulated friendly conservative media.
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    Talk in Britain that a different ruling coalition could seek a "softer" Brexit than May has proposed, possibly seeking to remain in the single market, is also problematic for the EU. He went on: "We face some appalling difficulties in my opinion, this is a critical stage for us - politics is changing". Giving Northern Ireland's leading Unionist party a deciding say on government policy could tie the hands of Britain's negotiator on sensitive issues over the border, as well as further raising ...
  • 17th Suspect Arrested in Connection With Manchester Bombing

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    The arrest was made after police seized a auto, which they said could provide a "significant development" in the investigation. Ten men still remain in custody. "We are very interested in anything people can tell us about the movements of this vehicle, and who was in it, over the past months", he said. That Abedi was in contact with the terrorist cell brings up the possibility that Islamic State operatives in Libya have now twice directed attacks in Europe.
  • Andrea Mitchell: Clinton 'Drawing a Conspiracy Theory' About Russia

    Andrea Mitchell: Clinton 'Drawing a Conspiracy Theory' About Russia

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    Hillary Clinton pointed that Russian Federation, which she believes orchestrated a vast campaign of fake news to discredit her candidacy in the last year's presidential polls, as one of the reasons for her defeat. "Private mode be damned, this is too important", former Director of Data Science Andrew Therriault began in a tweet responding to Clinton's slur.
  • UK Conservatives Lose Majority After Stunning Loss for Theresa May

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    The exit polls also mark an unexpected rise for Corbyn , who has hung on as Labour leader through several attempts from senior members of his party to oust him. History Professor Margaret MacMillan from Oxford University said: "If the numbers stay as they are, it's probably going to be the end of Theresa May as leader of the Conservative Party ".
  • State Department cable speaks to a simpler time in Saudi-Qatar relations

    State Department cable speaks to a simpler time in Saudi-Qatar relations

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    Tillerson , speaking at the State Department , said the US would help support efforts to mediate the crisis, along with Kuwait - another Gulf country that has stepped up to try to broker a resolution. For its part, Qatar has denied the accusations, stating that "the campaign of incitement is based on lies that had reached the level of complete fabrications".
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    Qatar has dismissed as "baseless" a terrorism blacklist published by Saudi Arabia and its allies which linked individuals and organisations in Doha to support for Islamist militant groups. Mr Trump said Qatar has historically been a funder of terrorism at a "very high level" and that he had decided it was time to call on the country to stop.
  • Theresa May heads to Buckingham Palace to seek minority government

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    Crucially, the DUP - which emerged as Northern Ireland's largest party - has decided that Corbyn's record of working with Sinn Fein makes it impossible for them to work with Labour . New elections will be called. "As more results started to come through, it became clear that we were the party that had won most seats and most votes and felt it was incumbent on us at a critical time in our the country to form a government in the national interest", she said.
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    The past year has seen plenty of surprises in Western politics following presidential victories for Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron in the United States and France respectively, while it is nearly 12 months since Britain voted in favour of exiting the European Union .
  • Trump declares himself vindicated, and Comey

    Trump declares himself vindicated, and Comey "a leaker"

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    Comey said he was aware the president tweeted Comey "had better hope" there were no tapes of his conversations with Comey. Daniel Richman later confirmed to Reuters he was the one to whom Comey referred in his testimony . "Even folks who have been his critics don't question his integrity, his commitment to the rule of law and his intelligence", Warner said. He also seized on Comey's revelation that he had directed a friend to release contents of memos he'd written documenting his ...