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Qld Maroons name team for 2017 State of Origin 2

The Blues were dominant in Origin I against a depleted Maroons outfit. Can Thurston and Slater orchestrate the biggest Origin comeback since Wayne Bennett smuggled Alfie Langer back into the country under a false name in 2001? "We feel the time is right to introduce some new players who will benefit Origin ".



Russian opposition figure detained amid protests

The rallies are the largest to be held Russia-wide since a wave of street actions protesting against Putin's reelection to a third Kremlin term in 2011-12, after which the Kremlin initiated a series of repressive laws criminalising unsanctioned gatherings.



UK's May Faces Pressure to Soften Brexit Approach

Labour may have won 30 seats, but it still falls 64 seats short of a possibility to form a majority government , and even if it aligned with all other left-leaning parties such as the Liberal Democrats of the Greens, that would still not be almost enough to challenge the Conservatives.


Qatar backs Kuwait mediation efforts over rift with Arab states

Qatar backs Kuwait mediation efforts over rift with Arab states

Last week, the National Assembly adopted unanimously a resolution calling on all states in the Gulf region to shun their differences. Loosely, I mentioned that Erdogan, the President of Turkey, hopefully should take that role. The move was seen as support by regional power and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member Turkey to Doha. Saudi Arabia , of course, just cut off all relations with its next door neighbour Qatar whose national airline is emblazoned across the front of the famed ...



Theresa May 'promises to get Tories out of the mess she created'

Lawmakers added that there were no dissenting voices at the meeting and that the last thing Britain needed was another election or leadership race. During the campaign, May cast herself as the only leader competent enough to navigate the tortuous Brexit negotiations that will shape the future of the United Kingdom and its $2.5 trillion economy.