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Gulf crisis: Trump gloats about his Saudi visit 'paying off'

Saudi Arabia's central bank advised banks in the kingdom not to trade with Qatari banks in Qatari riyals, banking sources said . The Russian president's special envoy for cyber security told the Interfax news agency on Wednesday that Tuesday's CNN report contains "zero evidence" that the Russian government was behind the news story.



RNC says Trump knew firing Comey was risky

Their last was 11 April. Trump fired Comey on 9 May. "Comey's statement released today needs to be carefully scrutinized as his testimony claims the president was concerned about the dossier", said Cohen. Comey's written statement to the Senate Intelligence confirms for the first time previously reported allegations about Trump's interactions and conversations with Comey.


Who's who, what's at stake in Britain's unexpected election

Who's who, what's at stake in Britain's unexpected election

The Election Day began with a bombshell report by The Independent about hundreds of postal votes that had gone missing. The Conservatives now hold 330 seats in the parliament and aim to increase this majority. May's mantra throughout the campaign was that she was the person to provide "strong and stable" leadership. Warning of "five more years of Tory austerity", Labour's leader promised more spending on health and education.


USA carries out historic ballistic missile intercept

USA carries out historic ballistic missile intercept

A Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) interceptor was sacked from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Tuesday afternoon. The target, created to simulate what might be launched by North Korea or Iran, looks to have been completely destroyed, according to Vice Admiral Jim Syring , head of the US Missile Defence Agency on Wednesday.


Ethnic tensions bubble in Nigeria in echo of Biafra civil war

Ethnic tensions bubble in Nigeria in echo of Biafra civil war

Some youth groups in northern Nigeria threatened to forcibly remove people originating from the nation's southeast if they don't leave the region by October 1, stoking decades-old tensions and drawing condemnation from the authorities and other northerners.


Appeals Court Refuses To Reinstate Trump's Revised Travel Ban

Appeals Court Refuses To Reinstate Trump's Revised Travel Ban

A federal appeals court in Virginia upheld the decision to block the Trump administration's second attempted ban, which would have barred citizens of six Muslim-majority nations from entering the USA for 120 days. The legality of that executive order - which began in the campaign as a proposed ban on all Muslim entry to the US, then morphed into a narrower but still arbitrary policy - is now likely to be decided by the Supreme Court.