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North Korea says it will continue to develop nuclear program

North Korea says it will continue to develop nuclear program

The Trump administration has been pressing China, Pyongyang's only major ally, aggressively to do more on North Korea. Speaking at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue here, US Defence Secretary General (Retd) James Mattis also said while competition between the US and China was bound to occur, the conflict between the world's two largest economies was not "inevitable".


Trump condemns 'evil losers' as world leaders offer condolences

Trump condemns 'evil losers' as world leaders offer condolences

Concert attendees hold each other after a bomb went off following an Ariana Grande show on May 22 in Manchester , England. Netanyahu is reportedly meeting with USA envoy representative Jason Greenblatt on Thursday in Jerusalem to continue discussions that took place during Trump's visit in Israel.


North Korea slams 'mean' targeted UN sanctions

North Korea slams 'mean' targeted UN sanctions

The speech came less than 36 hours after Trump announced his withdrawal from the 200-nation Paris climate change accord that he said disadvantaged the US. engagement in Asia", he said. The Defense secretary, paraphrasing Winston Churchill, said Americans will do the right thing "once we have exhausted all possible alternatives".



May's Conservatives send new mixed message on tax as UK election nears

Some polls even have the two within striking distance. The Ipsos MORI poll found May's personal ratings had fallen, although she still held a 15-point lead over Corbyn over who would make the better prime minister. There was slightly better news for Mrs May from a Panelbase poll which put her party eight points ahead of Labour , but that still meant the Conservatives' advantage had nearly halved in a week.



Gulf states, Egypt cut ties with Qatar

Qatar's Foreign Affairs Ministry said there was "no legitimate justification" for the countries' decision, though it vowed its citizens wouldn't be affected by the "violation of its sovereignty". Qatar is also due to host the World Cup in 2022. Qatari leader Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani allegedly expressed interest in an alliance with Iran and criticized Saudi Arabia's attempts to push back on Iranian advances throughout the Middle East.



Bahrain cuts diplomatic ties to Qatar as Gulf rift deepens

Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday said that Pakistan has no plans to break diplomatic relations with Qatar . Qatar is also a major exporter of condensate, an ultra-light form of crude oil, as well as liquefied patroleum gas (LPG), with most supplies of the two fuels going to Japan and South Korea under long-term supply contracts.