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World Media Gulf crisis: UAE to punish Qatar sympathisers with 15 year jail term
Author: 0 Gulf crisis: UAE to punish Qatar sympathisers with 15 year jail term

In an interview with AFP, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani described as an attempt at "collective punishment" a decision by Saudi Arabia and its allies to cut ties with Qatar over alleged financing of extremist groups. UAE-based newspaper Gulf News and pan-Arab TV channel Al-Arabiya reported the crackdown on expressions of sympathy with Qatar. Soccer's world governing body Federation Internationale de Football Association has said it remains in regular contact with Qatar, ...

Author: 0 Nicola Sturgeon stands by Kezia Dugdale independence referendum claims

The party made huge gains across Scotland in the 2015 General Election , all but wiping out Labour , the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats north of the border; each party retained only one seat each. Pollsters can not make their minds up about how Britain will vote today. But. this is our second best ever result, and we've won the election in Scotland.

Author: 0 Scottish leader Sturgeon says election 'disastrous' for PM May

Ruth Davidson , leader of the Scottish Conservatives , said the party had its best result in 20 years. The Scottish Tories have seen double-digit increases in their vote in nearly every seat. The First Minister told BBC Scotland: "This has been a disaster for Theresa May . I know she can't help everybody, but she seems intent to help our carers".

Author: 0 UAE seeking 'change of policy, not regime' in Qatar

So far, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Yemen, Libya, Mauritania and the Maldives have broken diplomatic ties with Qatar, while Jordan has announced that it will reduce its diplomatic representation in that country and Senegal has called its envoy to the emirate home for consultations.

Author: 0 Alleged leaker's parents fear Trump will be tough on case

It will be hard for 25-year-old Reality Winner to get a fair trial if her case becomes "this big thing where we're not going to tolerate leakers", Winner's mother, Billie Winner-Davis, told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday.

Author: 0 UN chief urges Israelis, Palestinians to resume negotiations

Fifty years later, controversy remains. Relations between Israel and its neighbours had never fully normalised following the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. In May 1967, Egyptian President Gamal Nasser expelled United Nations peacekeepers from the Sinai Peninsula, returned his army to the territory and then closed the Straits of Tiran - an action that Tel Aviv had long warned would be considered a casus belli - cutting off Israel's access to the Red Sea.

Author: 0 Nick Clegg Loses Sheffield Hallam Seat

The ardent Remainer stepped down from the Liberal Democrat leadership after the party's poor result at the 2015 General Election, following five years of coalition government with the Conservatives. The Cabinet Office minister and son of former agriculture minister John Gummer - who had been defending a 3,733 majority - lost the seat to Labour's Sandy Martin.

Author: 0 North Korea says leader Kim supervised test of new anti-ship missiles

China, true to routine, has called for restraint while Japanese politicians want more bomb shelters built in the face of Pyongyang's growing aggression. "The UN Security Council resolution has clear rules on (North Korea's) use of ballistic missiles technologies", she said . If the assessment is correct, Pyongyang appears to be testing one by one new weapons displayed at a parade to mark the 105th anniversary of its founder in April.

World Media May in peril as poll suggests United Kingdom heading for hung parliament
Author: 0 May in peril as poll suggests United Kingdom heading for hung parliament

Some also argue that any Labour-led coalition might aim for a softer deal on Britain's planned departure from the European Union than the "hard Brexit" that markets have anxious May would deliver. Britain's Opposition Labour Party is leading with 190 seats and the Conservative Party has 180. A big loss could complicate the SNP's plans to push for a new referendum on Scottish independence as Britain prepares to leave the EU.

World Media Indonesia arrests man linked to attack on Philippine city
Author: 0 Indonesia arrests man linked to attack on Philippine city

Officials have said that, among the several hundred militants who seized the town, there were about 40 foreigners from Indonesia and Malaysia but also fighters from India, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Chechnya. The military believed "more or less 100" civilians were still being held hostage by the militants, he said. Fighting erupted in Marawi after a bungled raid aimed at capturing Isnilon Hapilon, whom Daesh proclaimed as its "emir" of Southeast Asia past year after he pledged allegiance to ...

Author: 0 UAE: Qatar fueling row by courting Turkey, Iran

This dispute is threatening the stability of the entire region. "We now consider risks to external financing lines to the whole economy, including foreign direct investment, portfolio flows and to the financial sector, to be elevated, and this could lead to pressure on Qatar's pegged monetary arrangement", said S&P.

World Media Former Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond loses seat
Author: 0 Former Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond loses seat

The party's depute leader Angus Robertson was also spectacularly ousted from Parliament by the Tories. She said: "We've won the election in Scotland so we're very pleased about that and I think we're going to end up with more seats than all the rest of the other parties combined.

Author: 0 Qatar says state news agency first hacked in April

It is more about preventing things from getting worse. US President Donald Trump, who had initially backed the measures against Qatar in a tweet , called Sheik Tamim on Wednesday with an offer "to help the parties resolve their differences".

World Media Emirati diplomat to AP: 'Nothing to negotiate' with Qatar
Author: 0 Emirati diplomat to AP: 'Nothing to negotiate' with Qatar

Qatar's emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, has delayed a speech planned for broadcast on Al-Jazeera at the request of the Kuwaiti ruler, the Qatari foreign minister said. Asked for specifics about what Arab nations wanted from Qatar, Gargash said expelling members of Hamas and other groups from Qatar was important.

World Media European Union broadens sanctions against North Korea
Author: 0 European Union broadens sanctions against North Korea

South Korea and the United States were jointly analyzing details on the test-launches. Last week, a North Korean state-run newspaper urged the USA not to go through with the exercise and threatened nuclear war . North Korea is once again testing the global community's patience, this time firing two land-to-ship cruise missiles less than 24 hours after South Korea delayed any further rollout of its controversial THAAD anti-missile defense system.

Author: 0 'We are not ready to surrender,' Qatar's foreign minister says

DOHA , Qatar (AP) - Qatar's top diplomat struck a defiant tone Thursday, saying no one gave Arab nations the right to "blockade" his energy-rich country, and that the campaign by Saudi Arabia and its allies to isolate Qatar is based on "false and fabricated news".

World Media US, Russia should think about anti-terrorism efforts, disarmament - Putin
Author: 0 US, Russia should think about anti-terrorism efforts, disarmament - Putin

Putin answered that "nobody would survive" a war between nuclear superpowers, even if the United States have a missile shield. He said Moscow categorically denies "the possibility" of the Russian government being behind it. Stone, a controversial figure who has interviewed Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez and produced a documentary backing Putin's version of events in the Ukraine, conducts a Putin interview far less confrontational than Kelly's, at least on the basis of two episodes provided ...

World Media UP 10th and 12th Intermediate Results 2017 to be Declared @official
Author: 0 UP 10th and 12th Intermediate Results 2017 to be Declared @official

The Board conducted in the state from March 16, starting with the Military Science and Hindi papers, and ending on 21st April 2017 with a paper on Urdu among other subjects. This year the UP Board Exams were delayed due to assembly elections that were held during the months of February and March which consequently delayed the results.

World Media Comey Will Be Pressed On If Trump Interfered With Russia Probe
Author: 0 Comey Will Be Pressed On If Trump Interfered With Russia Probe

The Senate Intelligence Committee is one of four congressional probes into possible Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation and Moscow's meddling in the election. The paper also points out that President Obama used the privilege once while in office during a congressional inquiry into how weapons ended up with Mexican cartels.

World Media Army deployed as Gorkhaland movement turns violent in Darjeeling, tourists stranded
Author: 0 Army deployed as Gorkhaland movement turns violent in Darjeeling, tourists stranded

The sudden shutdown came as a big shock for the more than 10,000 tourists stranded in the city who were scrambling for necessities. He said Darjeeling - due to its vantage location in the Eastern Himalayas, straddling nature reserves and Buddhist sites, as well as proximity to northeast India, Nepal and Bhutan - draws around 600 tourists per day during summer till July.

Author: 0 Comey Says Trump Fired Him To Undermine FBI's Russia Investigation

President Donald Trump sought comfort in the figurative embrace of his evangelical supporters Thursday as the Federal Bureau of Investigation director he recently fired told Congress about their conversations, telling a religious gathering that they are "under siege" but will emerge "bigger and better and stronger than ever".

World Media Kerala hotels with 3 stars or above can now sell liquor
Author: 0 Kerala hotels with 3 stars or above can now sell liquor

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan met with his cabinet this evening to approve changes to the current policy. The committee has also recommended the sale of "good quality toddy" at bars that are likely to reopen soon in three and four-star hotels at tourist centres.

World Media US Defence Secretary James Mattis pressurises China over N.Korea
Author: 0 US Defence Secretary James Mattis pressurises China over N.Korea

President Trump called the North Korean attempts to gain a nuclear arsenal an imminent threat to the United States and has repeatedly called on the north's biggest ally to do more to stop their nuclear testing. Mattis used the Shangri-La Dialogue to reiterate his call for worldwide cooperation against violent Islamic extremist groups, such as the Islamic State, sometimes called ISIS, which he said are trying to gain ground in Southeast Asia.

World Media Putin Denies Ever Meeting With Trump
Author: 0 Putin Denies Ever Meeting With Trump

He said there was no need for Moscow to interfere in the presidential election, as has been alleged by multiple USA intelligence agencies. Putin took the opportunity to completely deny all Russian involvement in the 2016 elections, which US intelligence agencies say he personally tried to disrupt by hacking into Democratic computer systems and releasing embarrassing info about the party's nominee, Hillary Clinton .

World Media Madhya Pradesh cracker factory fire claims 20 lives
Author: 0 Madhya Pradesh cracker factory fire claims 20 lives

Emergency workers removed at least 20 charred bodies from the mangled structure Tuesday after a fire hit gunpowder stocks triggering a blast at the workshop in Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh state. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced a compensation of R2 lakh each to the next kin of the deceased. Authorities are investigating the cause of the explosion.

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