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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny arrested on way to protest, wife says

Similar crowds turned out in March, rattling officials who had perceived the younger generation as largely apolitical. In December, he announced plans to run for president in 2018. Police say Navalny was detained for breaking laws regarding public meetings and obeying authorities, the Interfax news agency reports. As police detained demonstrators, hundreds of others shouted slogans including "Putin is a thief" and "Shame!" At one point, the Moscow demonstration featured an unlikely scene ...


Islamic State claims responsibility for Resorts World Manila attack that killed 36

Islamic State claims responsibility for Resorts World Manila attack that killed 36

The gunman killed himself in his hotel room after being shot and wounded by resort security, police and Resorts World management said. After attempting to flee with the casino's gambling chips, the gunman left the casino to a room in an adjoining hotel, where he holed himself up before taking his own life, Resorts World COO Stephen Reilly said in a presser conference on Thursday.



Qatar Airways calls on UN body to declare Qatar measures illegal

Qatar Airways , which serves 150 destinations, launched 10 routes over the past financial year, including Adelaide, Atlanta and Helsinki. Qatar has sent a letter to the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) governing council in an effort to resolve the dispute after Saudi Arabia , United Arab Emirates and Bahrain closed their airspace to Qatari flights.



Theresa May says she'll stick to Brexit timetable

She argued she needed a greater mandate to strengthen her hand in Brexit negotiations, as Britain prepares to leave the European Union . A delay in forming a government could push back the start of Brexit talks, now scheduled for June 19, and reduce the time available for what are expected to be the most complex negotiations in post-World War Two European history.


Militants cling to 20 percent of Philippines town after three-week siege

Militants cling to 20 percent of Philippines town after three-week siege

A Philippine Air Force OV-10 Bronco drops bombs on suspected positions of the Maute group as fighting continues in Marawi city , southern Philippines Friday, June 9, 2017 . On its website, the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines in May described "12 days of training in the Philippine summer heat" involving Philippine troops and members of the U.S.


'Marked Man' Attorney General Jeff Sessions Abruptly Cancels Public Testimony

'Marked Man' Attorney General Jeff Sessions Abruptly Cancels Public Testimony

In a letter seen by Reuters , Sessions told Senator Richard Shelby, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, that the Intelligence Committee is the "most appropriate" place to address matters that came up during Comey's hearing on Thursday.