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All except Bahrain barred Qatari flights from their airspace, compelling Qatar Airways to use longer routes over Iran . "The blockade is hindering U.S. Aircraft that fly out of Qatar - including fighter jets, drones and refueling planes - can be relocated, they said. Bahrain joined Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and other states this past week in cutting ties with Qatar over what they say is the emirate's financing of extremist groups and its ties to Iran, ...
  • DUP backs deal to support Tory government

    DUP backs deal to support Tory government

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    Predicted to lead his party to a resounding defeat in the United Kingdom snap election, Mr Corbyn instead defied expectations, winning an additional 30 seats and sweeping away the ruling Tory party majority, forcing leader Theresa May into a coalition with the Democratic Unionist Party in order to stay in Downing Street.
  • Saudi and Bahrain welcome Donald Trump's scolding of Qatar

    Saudi and Bahrain welcome Donald Trump's scolding of Qatar

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    The gas-rich emirate is home to the largest USA airbase in the Middle East and thus a key ally in the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. The Turkish leader has urged Saudi Arabia, as "the largest and most powerful state in the Gulf", to reduce tensions and lift sanctions. "There are humanitarian consequences to this blockade".
  • Tories and DUP to agree 'confidence and supply' deal

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    British newspapers summed it up in a word: Mayhem. At the same time, pro-Europe Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said she wanted to be involved in "looking again" at Britain's aims for Brexit. But once talks with Brussels have kicked off, Mrs May reportedly faces the chop before Christmas after her snap election gamble painfully backfired.
  • London Bridge terrorist: Attacker's last WhatsApp message REVEALED

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    There has been widespread praise of the quick response on Saturday from armed police, who killed the three attackers with 50 shots within eight minutes of the alarm being raised. Boris Johnson, Britain's foreign secretary, said that the police and security services will have questions to answer about why Butt was not stopped.
  • I'm willing to testify under oath about Comey claims

    I'm willing to testify under oath about Comey claims

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    Trump, who said he's "100 percent" willing to testify under oath if Senate investigators ask, also rejected Comey's claim that he demanded loyalty from the Federal Bureau of Investigation director. He also seized on Comey's revelation that he had directed a friend to release contents of memos he'd written documenting his conversations with the president to a reporter.
  • France goes to polls to elect members to National Assembly

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    Macron was not expected to win an outright majority only a few weeks ago. France's far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen is expected to notch up a paltry score in the election. The final results will be confirmed next Sunday after the second round of voting. To win a seat in the first round of voting, candidates need to win more than half of the votes which must account for at least a quarter of the registered voters.
  • Reed Supports Rollback of Dodd-Frank Banking Regulations

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    The bill now heads to the Senate where it's unclear if it has the votes needed to reach President Donald Trump's desk. Democrats acknowledge problems with Dodd-Frank but are not supportive of Hensarling's legislation, which despite its passage in the House, has little hope of being taken up in the Senate.
  • Boris Johnson denies plot to topple May after UK election

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    Jeremy Corbyn , the Labor Party leader often dismissed (even by many in his own party) as an ineffectual ideologue, galvanized younger and working-class voters with an egalitarian message of "For the Many, Not the Few". This is expected to have an impact on the Brexit negotiations, which are due to open with the European Union on June 19. Some say her failure means the government must now take a more flexible approach to the divorce, potentially softening the exit terms.