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'We are not ready to surrender,' Qatar's foreign minister says

This is published unedited from the PTI feed . " We are not ready to surrender, and will never be ready to surrender, the independence of our foreign policy ", he told reporters in Doha . The FM noted that the Turkish contingent in Qatar is also the guarantor of security in the region, reads a message of Qatar's Foreign Ministry. However, the Qatari foreign minister downplayed the likelihood of military conflict. Read More »

Accused leaker Reality Winner pleads not guilty, denied bail

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According to the criminal complaint, victor admitted to printing the document with the knowledge that it was classified information as well as mailing it to the news outlet. Davis said she became a linguist, speaking Arabic and Farsi, and spent four years assigned to the NSA at Fort Meade, Maryland. USA intelligence agencies and their contractors are full of recent graduates who are computer, encryption and foreign language wizards. Read More »

Trump's approval rating dips to 34%

Of that 43 percent who wished to see Trump impeached, slightly more than half of the respondents (54 percent) believe the president "has proven he is unfit to serve and should be removed from office, regardless of whether he committed an impeachable offense or not". Read More »

Korean official suspended over US missile defense report

According to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency, citing officials with the presidential office, the decision would not affect the two THAAD launchers and the radar that has already been deployed on a golf course in Seongju county, 300 kilometers south of Seoul , the South Korean capital. Read More »

Jordan lowers diplomatic representation in Qatar

Jordan has also chose to revoke the license of Al Jazeera channel in the country, Minister of State for Media Affairs and the Government Spokesman Mohammad Momani said on Tuesday. However, both Saudi Arabia and Qatar were wary about being dragged into a major conflict or war in which each country could face a much larger and long-feared adversary, Lazare pointed out. Read More »

Clinton: Trump unleashed 'dangerous' level of hate

The trouble started yesterday when Mrs Clinton raised questions over whether Mr Trump's campaign was linked to the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. The most tweet-crazy politician this country has ever seen couldn't resist taking shots at his nemesis. The tweet remained online for some 5½ hours, drawing worldwide ridicule. Read More »

May: London incident 'potential act of terrorism'

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The managing editor of The Spectator was apparently on the scene when the incident occurred and is reporting that he saw two casualties, one on the pavement and one in the road, according to British media. The van reportedly hit several people, and the witness said he then saw several bodies on the ground that were not moving. They did not say if officers fired the shots. Read More »

6th grader advances to final round of National Spelling Bee

No matter the victor, the star of the event was 6-year-old Edith Fuller , who became the youngest contestant at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. At the end of the third round in the preliminary competition, 188 out of 291 spellers had spelled both of their words correctly on stage. Read More »

Cyclone Mora ravages Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

In the latest special bulletin, Bangladesh Meteorological Department said the severe cyclonic storm "Mora" moved northwards over North Bay and has started crossing Cox's Bazar-Chittagong coast near Kutubdia at 6:00 am. "There isn't a single refugee home that hasn't had its roof blown off", said Mohammad Imran, a Rohingya who lives in a makeshift camp in Kutupalong, in Cox's Bazar district. Read More »

Men probing Ivanka Trump supplier in China arrested, missing

The woman was told that she would not be able to speak with, see or receive money from her husband, leaving her anxious and unsure what to tell their two children, apart from: "Papa was taken away by a monster". "The only reason we think this case is different is that this is Ivanka Trump's factory". Li said he contacted the Ivanka Trump brand on April 27 to inform them of the labour violations, and urged them to ensure their suppliers were complying with Chinese law, but no changes were ... Read More »

Trump to Pull U.S. Out of Landmark 2015 Paris Climate Deal

Kellyanne Conway, White House counselor, has told The Associated Press that Dubke handed in his resignation before President Donald Trump left for his global trip earlier this month. He said: "when there are differences, they should be solved quietly". As they campaign against each other ahead of national elections in September, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her chief political rival, Martin Schulz , find themselves united in opposition to President Trump. Read More »

White House Insists "Covfefe" Is Real-and Trump Insiders Know What It

Or perhaps, it was his jibe at Trump critics who has unleashed endless waves of mockery with their wild guesses of its meaning. A secret message? Or just a typo? Later when Trump criticised her for blaming others for her defeat in elections, she replied using the word mockingly:"People in covfefe houses shouldn't throw covfefe ". Read More »

Trump keeps up criticism of Germany

Unlike Merkel, who faces an election later this year and won't win votes if she sides with Trump, Trudeau must build bridges with the mercurial USA president because Canada is economically intertwined with its No. "The short-sighted policies of the American government stand against the interests of the European Union ". "His rhetoric and actions suggest he does not consider it a priority to build good and engaging relations with allies the U.S.so far considered its most important ones", ... Read More »

G7 leaders divided on climate change

President Obama helped negotiate the historic Paris Agreement in 2015, and it was officially ratified by the US and 194 other signatories previous year. We have noted that six out of seven countries have confirmed their commitment to the Paris agreement.... Speaking to US servicemen and women at the end of the summit, Trump promised to defeat terrorism and said he had made "extraordinary gains to advance security". Read More »

Merkel spokesman: Germany still seeking stronger United States ties

I've experienced that in the last few days. "We Europeans truly have to take our fate into our own hands", she added. Gabriel went a step further than Merkel Monday, speaking of the U.S. The group managed to agree on the wording of goals for trade, but Trump was the lone holdout when it came to agreeing on policies to combat climate change. Read More »

Trump wants ME peace 'compromise' but admits won't be easy

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Tamara Keith, NPR News , traveling with the president. Donald Trump on Tuesday arrived in Rome for a high-profile meeting with Pope Francis in what was his first official trip to Europe since becoming US President. Speaking of Iran and its recent election, Mr. Jubeir said, "From our perspective, we judge Iran by its actions, not by its words". "He wants peace", he said. Read More »

Jadhav death sentence: Congress lauds ICJ's stay

Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said that Pakistan's counsel had courageously presented Pakistan's stance in ICJ on Jadhav. The 11-judge bench of ICJ on Thursday ruled that Pakistan can not execute Jadhav until the "final decision". Mehmood attacked the government for selecting a lawyer at the ICJ "who had not a single worldwide law case reported from the UK Supreme Court ". While ICJ rejected the jurisdiction argument, Pakistani experts now believe that this was a "weak" and "damaging" ... Read More »

President Trump Says His Trip Saved 'Millions of Jobs.' That's Not True

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Trump said his meetings on trade and security were fruitful. European leaders he met with at the Group of 7 summit in Sicily have been pressuring Trump to stay in the accord, arguing that America's leadership on climate is crucial. Trump tweeted earlier in the day that he would make a final decision next week on whether to withdraw from the climate pact. America's allies witnessed the two sides of Trump on his first foreign trip as USA president, a nine-day tour that began with sword ... Read More »

Donald Trump Back to the States Back to Ripping 'Fake News' Media

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In a series of tweets, the president focused on news reports that include the words "sources say". - Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2017 Just returned from Europe. Sunday marked Trump's first full day in Washington since he had embarked on his nine-day jaunt through Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy and Belgium. Trump then went back to Montana to complain about how little Gianforte's victory was covered in the media . Read More »

Palestinians hold general strike ahead of Trump's arrival

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The Palestinians want to establish a state in the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip, which Israeli forces and settlers left in 2005, with East Jerusalem as its capital. Saudi Arabia doesn't recognize Israel and the two states don't have diplomatic relations. "The security cabinet has approved economic measures that will ease daily civilian life in the Palestinian Authority after (Trump) who arrives tomorrow, asked to see some confidence building steps", the cabinet statement said. Read More »

Iraqi forces release videos countering claims of abuse

On March 17, the Iraqi troops - the US -trained Counter-Terror Services - had planned to advance into the neighborhood. Iraqi counterterrorism service members were watching the building for two days and saw no sign of civilians inside, Isler said. Read More »

China and ASEAN Near A Code of Conduct?

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China-Philippines relations have seen "a handsome turn around", Liu told the press Thursday, adding that China highly appreciates the positive, friendly and constructive attitude adopted by the Duterte government. A draft of the framework describes the projected agreement as "a set of norms to guide the conduct of parties and promote maritime cooperation in the South China Sea ", adding it is "not an instrument to settle territorial disputes". Read More »

Button sets the Champagne aside for Monaco return

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Monaco represents their best chance of points so far. Renault driver Nico Hülkenberg has expressed an optimistic expectation for Monaco, citing performance on the two softest tire compounds as a strength of the team, and thus, one that bodes well for Renault's race weekend. Read More »