• Gulf Crisis: Congress to Suspend Arm Sales to Gulf Countries, Senate Member
Gulf Crisis: Congress to Suspend Arm Sales to Gulf Countries, Senate Member

Tillerson on Sunday said that "while some of the elements will be very hard for Qatar to meet, there are significant areas which provide a basis for ongoing dialogue leading to resolution". If they take no action, the sale moves forward. "Our position is the conflict between the Arab countries and Doha should be settled diplomatically with resp...

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  • CNN retracts story about supposed Russian meeting
CNN retracts story about supposed Russian meeting

The CNN exclusive - which hung from one unnamed source - didn't take long to wither. BuzzFeed News obtained an internal CNN email that read, "No one should publish any content involving Russian Federation without coming to me and Jason [Farkas]".

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  • Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo released from prison after cancer diagnosis
Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo released from prison after cancer diagnosis

Beijing condemned the award and relations with Norway suffered for years. The prison bureau of Liaoning province said on Monday that Liu was being treated by eight "well-known tumor experts", but Western politicians and rights activists have voiced concern about the quality of treatment.

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  • PM's decision to appear before JIT to strengthen democracy: Info Minister
PM's decision to appear before JIT to strengthen democracy: Info Minister

The JIT - formed on May 6 in light of the Supreme Court's April 20 judgment in the Panama case - has 60 days to complete its investigation into the prime minister's family's financial dealings overseas. The person has been sent back to his department and will not be a part of the team investigating the Sharif family anymore. His eldest son Hussai...

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  • BC sawmill workers brace for punitive new United States duties on softwood lumber
BC sawmill workers brace for punitive new United States duties on softwood lumber

The US spared the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island from the additional taxes. The U.S. Department of Commerce on June 26 approved new preliminary anti-dumping duties in the 7% range against Canadian lumber producers.

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  • Brazil leader defiant in face of possible charges
Brazil leader defiant in face of possible charges

Mr Temer denies any wrongdoing. When Janot opened the investigation last month, the markets tanked and Brazil's real currency fell sharply against the US dollar. "The circumstances of this meeting (with Batista ) - at night and without any register in the official schedule of the president of the Republic - reveal the intent of not leaving tra...

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  • Pakistan deploys 15000 soldiers to protect Chinese nationals, investments
Pakistan deploys 15000 soldiers to protect Chinese nationals, investments

State-run Pakistani TV showed the Chinese foreign minister and his nine-member delegation being received Saturday by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's younger brother, Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif. China says the East Turkistan Islamic Movement is a violent Uighur separatist group with links to militants in South Asia. He added that ...

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  • UK: 6 hurt as car strikes people at Muslim celebration
UK: 6 hurt as car strikes people at Muslim celebration

This story was first published on CNN .com, "6 injured as vehicle hits crowd celebrating Eid in the United Kingdom". At the time of the incident in Newcastle , "a large number of people were in the area celebrating the religious festival Eid that is held to mark the end of Ramadan ", Assistant Chief Constable Darren Best said in a statem...

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  • Slain Kim Jong Nam was carrying $120000 cash
Slain Kim Jong Nam was carrying $120000 cash

This, they said, may have prompted North Korea to silence Jong Nam. Highlighting the long history of the relations between Russian Federation and North Korea, Kim expressed hope that the traditions of friendship between the two countries would be further strengthened, reports Sputnik.

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  • Extradition sought after man arrested following shooting, NSW
Extradition sought after man arrested following shooting, NSW

A man will be extradited to NSW after being arrested in Queensland in relation to the fatal shooting of man at Tweed Heads. He was treated by medical staff, but died a short time later. A white Holden Commodore was found about 1pm on Steep Street in Tweed Heads. He also dismissed reports that the shooting could be fallout from a brawl between r...

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  • British PM says she takes responsibility for election result
British PM says she takes responsibility for election result

The PM also faced calls from Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson, whose influence has grown dramatically with the election of 13 Tories north of the border, to pursue a softer Brexit with greater focus on the economy and more cross-party input.

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  • Big cases, Retirement Rumors as Supreme Court Nears Finish
Big cases, Retirement Rumors as Supreme Court Nears Finish

The point was - and is - this: Whether or not conservatives loved or even liked Trump, he would nominate people to the Supreme Court who were considerably more conservative than the people Hillary Clinton would choose. Choosing Supreme Court Justices is a fraught political process. That perception would be nearly entirely unaffected by any and ...

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  • Trump Calls The Supreme Court's Travel Ban Decision A Gratifying &
Trump Calls The Supreme Court's Travel Ban Decision A Gratifying & "Clear Victory"

President Trump said last week, the ban would take effect 72 hours after being cleared by courts. CBS Local- The United States Supreme Court made a decision to allow parts of President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban to go into effect immediately, while also allowing to hear arguments for and against it in October.

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  • Oil prices to weigh on Gulf, positive corporate news may aid Qatar
Oil prices to weigh on Gulf, positive corporate news may aid Qatar

On June 5, Saudi Arabia and allied states cut all ties with Qatar, pulling their ambassadors from the emirate and ordering its citizens to repatriate by June 19. Sheikh Saif bin Ahmed Al Thani, director of Qatar's Government Communications Office, said in a statement that the blockade, now entering its third week, is tearing at the social fabric of...

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  • Trump Administration Warns Syria Over Plans for Chemical Attack
Trump Administration Warns Syria Over Plans for Chemical Attack

Syria denied it carried out the attack. The White House offered no details on what prompted the warning and spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said she had no additional information. United States ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley noted on Monday Assad's two main military backers, Russian Federation and Iran , would share responsibility f...

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  • Panels on 60 UK buildings fail fire safety tests
Panels on 60 UK buildings fail fire safety tests

Cladding on 34 high-rise blocks of apartments in 17 council areas in England have failed fire safety checks, the government said. On Friday, police said that manslaughter charges could be brought over the Grenfell inferno, after finding that the fire started with a faulty fridge and the building's cladding had failed safety tests.

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  • Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul
Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

That's not sitting well with GOP Sen. He reiterated to Politico in an interview that his opposition at this point is "not a bluff". U.S. President Donald Trump is bemoaning what he calls "the level of hostility" among the parties that has stymied bipartisanship.

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  • North Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM
North Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM

Despite worldwide condemnation, North Korea has increased its missile tests , with the aim of developing an intercontinental nuclear-armed rocket. Calling North Korea the "top security threat" to the United States, Tillerson said China has a "diplomatic responsibility to exert much greater economic and diplomatic pressure on the regime if th...

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  • Health care bill protesters stage
Health care bill protesters stage "die-in" outside McConnell's office

One protester in a wheelchair wearing a breathing apparatus wore a blanket that said " Medicaid " and "life and liberty 4 disabled Americans". The sit-in was organized by the Arc , which advocates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities .

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  • South Korea to scrap building new nuclear power plants
South Korea to scrap building new nuclear power plants

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday vowed to nullify all plans to build new nuclear power plants for environmentally-friendly energy sources. Moon made the announcement at a ceremony in the country's southeast coast to decommission the Kori-1 nuclear reactor, the country's first and most aged nuclear power plant, according to the president...

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