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Trump reverses course in Qatar call

Dr. Sultan Al-Jaber, United Arab Emirates ( UAE ) Minister of State, said in an exclusive interview with Xinhua that his country expects from fellow Gulf state Qatar "to stop blatantly and openly working against the stability and security of the UAE and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries".



Last of the London killers named by police

NHS England, the British health authority, said Wednesday that of the dozens of victims hospitalized after the attack , 10 people remain in critical condition. He was investigated in 2015 but he was "prioritised in the lower echelons of our investigative work" and there was no evidence of "attack planning", police said .


India signs OECD Convention to prevent tax evasion

India signs OECD Convention to prevent tax evasion

Hungary was among the signatories of a multilateral tax convention within the framework of a ministerial meeting of the OECD in Paris on Wednesday, the Ministry for National Economy announced, according to Hungarian news agency MTI. Switzerland has explained how it will amend its double tax agreements, after it signed the OECD's new multilateral tax compact to implement anti-base erosion and profit shifting measures.



Diplomatic flurry to heal rift in Middle East

In a surprise move against a key USA ally, Trump suggested Qatar - home to the largest American airbase in the Middle East - was funding extremism as he tacitly backed the diplomatic blockade of the emirate. Beyond hosting USA troops, Qatar has invested billions in the US and increased its clout in Washington along the way. There are about 10,000 US forces in Qatar.



Emirati diplomat: 'Nothing to negotiate' with Qatar

Saudi Arabia , Egypt , the UAE and Bahrain announced on Monday they were cutting diplomatic ties and closing air, sea and land links with Qatar. Speaking in a rare interview, Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash told The Associated Press that Qatar has "chosen to ride the tiger of extremism and terrorism" and now needed to pay the price.


Odds favour Theresa May's win as voting set to begin in UK

Odds favour Theresa May's win as voting set to begin in UK

Britain headed to the polls on Thursday, in an election in which turnout, particularly among the young, could play an important role in shaping the outcome. Some in the European Union are hoping May does increase her majority, on the basis that the main risk for the bloc is a collapse in talks, and that is more easily avoided with a British government that is not vulnerable at home.