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As Trump exits Paris climate pact, other nations are defiant

President Macron said: "There is no plan B because there is no planet B". "We are convinced that yesterday's decision is a big mistake". Before the formal EU-China summit got under way, Juncker referred at a business conference with Li to a World Bank report placing China 78th out of 190 countries in terms of the ease of doing business.



May could lose majority in UK parliament - YouGov study in The Times

The gains didn't last long, however, as a separate YouGov poll on Wednesday night showed the Conservatives had a slender 3 point lead over Labour . In these circumstances, there would be huge pressure from inside her own party for her to resign. But the shift in the polls means that for the first time since then commentators are starting to talk about the possibility of a hung parliament .


UAE, Egypt cut diplomatic ties to Qatar

UAE, Egypt cut diplomatic ties to Qatar

The Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen's two-year war also said it had expelled Qatar . "We hope that regional countries will pay more attention to this important policy that their issues should be resolved by regional countries themselves", he said.


Many Qatar flights halted as Gulf crisis escalates

Many Qatar flights halted as Gulf crisis escalates

An impact is likely to be felt on the UAE's tourism industry, from hotel bookings to auto rentals and everything in-between, particularly over periods such as the Eid holiday, where 25 to 30 per cent of visitors are Qataris, second only to Saudi visitors and followed by those from Kuwait, added Parob.


Etihad airline suspends flights to Qatar

Etihad airline suspends flights to Qatar

Bahrain news agency said the tiny kingdom was cutting ties with Doha over its insistence on "shaking the security and stability of Bahrain and meddling in its affairs". Responding to this allegation, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE had blocked all Qatari-based media, including Al-Jazeera. "As instructed by the UAE government, Emirates will suspend its flights to and from Doha , starting from the morning of June 6, until further notice".


Turkey calls for dialogue over Qatar rift with Arab states

Turkey calls for dialogue over Qatar rift with Arab states

Saudi Arabia's government says it's cutting ties to protect itself "from the dangers of terrorism and extremism", the Saudi Press Agency reports. Announcing the closure of transport ties with Qatar, the three Gulf states gave Qatari visitors and residents two weeks to leave their countries.