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Tillerson signals impatience with Saudi-Led allies over Qatar

Tillerson signals impatience with Saudi-Led allies over Qatar

A Saudi news publisher, Saudi Al Weeam Arabic daily found a Qatari citizen, Zayed Benshafa Al Ghofrani had his passport confiscated by Qatari customs officers, at the border when attempting to pass through. All three nations are part of the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council, a loose diplomatic confederation of mostly wealthy Persian Gulf states. Qatar hosts a vital USA military base, Al Udeid, to which more than 11,000 US and coalition forces are deployed or assigned and from which more ...


Tropical Storm Bret forms in Caribbean off Venezuela

Tropical Storm Bret forms in Caribbean off Venezuela

Forecasters said the system will move inland by late Wednesday night or early Thursday, with slight strengthening possible. It's expected to pour as many as 4 inches of rain on the islands by the end of Tuesday. However, residents all along the Gulf Coast are being urged not to focus on the exact track of the storm. If that tropical depression strengthens into the tropical storm, it would be named using the next name on that year's list of names.


Georgia special election: Republican Karen Handel beats Jon Ossoff in runoff

Georgia special election: Republican Karen Handel beats Jon Ossoff in runoff

Tom Greathouse, 52, an auto fix business owner who voted for Handel at a high school in Johns Creek, professed himself "tired of the commercials" but gratified at the attention on the race. Ms Handel has handled Mr Trump gingerly. And, he seemed to admit, a loss could be damaging for the Trump administration's agenda: "This is a harbinger of national politics".



Public funeral planned for United States student freed from North Korea

In a White House meeting with visiting Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko, Trump criticized the way Warmbier's case was handled in the year since his arrest, appearing to assail both North Korea and his predecessor, U.S. He arrived in the U.S. last Tuesday in a coma and died on Monday. Three Americans remain held in North Korea. North Korean officials claimed Warmbier contracted botulism shortly after his trial and had been unresponsive ever since.



Brexit talks to begin amid post-election fallout in Britain

The U.K. and the European Union started talks on Britain's exit from the bloc Monday morning, nearly a year after the U.K. voted to leave, with EU chief negotiator saying he hoped the two sides can start removing the uncertainties created by that decision.



Sean Spicer says Trump has confidence in Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein

An attorney with Trump's private legal team, Jay Sekulow , asserted on four Sunday TV talk shows that the president's Friday tweet was not confirmation that he was under investigation. THE FACTS: The president once again shows a lack of understanding of how law-enforcement investigations work, or a willingness to misrepresent the process.