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US Tries to Reconcile Tensions Between Saudi Arabia and Qatar

Qatar, which has a population of 2.5 million people, is largely dependent on imports of foodstuffs to meet its needs. "Other elements to consider are the renewed political instability in the Middle East , including within the Gulf Cooperation Council, and its potential impact on the OPEC deal, as well as the effect of the USA withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement and, more generally, Trump Administration's energy policy", he added.



James Comey testimony: How to watch

Trump fired Flynn in February after he had held the key White House post for just 24 days, when routine USA eavesdropping showed Flynn had lied to Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with Moscow's ambassador to Washington in the weeks before Trump assumed power in late January.


UK Government, London Mayor Sadiq Khan Clash Over Donald Trump Invitation

UK Government, London Mayor Sadiq Khan Clash Over Donald Trump Invitation

Trump criticized Khan on Twitter Monday for his handling of the attack, calling his efforts to calm the public a "pathetic excuse". "At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is 'no reason to be alarmed!'" Trump wrote, apparently misunderstanding Khan's earlier statement.



US seen trying to calm waters between Qatar and Saudi Arabia

Charles Krauthammer said there could be wide-ranging effects from the isolation of Qatar. The Saudi state-owned SPA news agency said Qatar "embraces multiple terrorist and sectarian groups aimed at disturbing stability in the region, including the Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic State, and al-Qaeda, and promotes the message and schemes of these groups through their media constantly".


'We're all Londoners': Solidarity at terror vigil

'We're all Londoners': Solidarity at terror vigil

During a visit to Chicago in September a year ago, Khan endorsed Trump's opponent Hillary Clinton. On Monday evening in London, a massive crowd gathered at Potters Fields Park , adjacent to London Bridge , to hold a vigil and pay tribute to those slain and the survivors of the attack.


South Korea plans $10 billion extra budget to create jobs

South Korea plans $10 billion extra budget to create jobs

Finance Ministry said today that about half of the stimulus package will be allocated to add 71,000 jobs in the public sector including teachers, police, firefighters and social workers. To emphasize how important it is to improve the lot of job seekers, Moon Jae-in has installed an electronic bulletin board on the wall in his office showing key markers in the labor market.