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US shifts tone in Qatar crisis, seeks Saudi answers

Qatar's benchmark stock market has fallen 11.5 percent since early June when Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates ( UAE ), Bahrain and Egypt broke off relations and transport ties with Qatar, alleging it finances terrorism, something Doha vehemently denies.



Hawaii urges US Supreme Court not to revive Trump's travel ban

The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday refused to reinstate Trump's executive order banning travelers from six mostly Muslim countries. Chin told reporters Monday in Honolulu that he expects the federal government to appeal the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court . The administration has already appealed that ruling, but has not asked for it to be heard on an expedited basis - so likely on the court's fall calendar.


Tory-DUP deal:

Tory-DUP deal: "we have a lot in common", says Tory MP

The failure to bridge differences casts doubt on Mrs May's ability to get her Queen's Speech through parliament , with senior minister Damian Green acknowledging it is possible that no agreement will be reached in time for the crunch Commons vote on the package on 29 June.



France, UK mull fining social media companies over terrorist content

Priorities include looking into encrypted communication platforms used by extremists to evade security forces and new laws to impose penalties on online companies which fail to remove offensive content. The French have grown impatient with the British failure to start negotiations. "The king of Morocco has met with several of those involved, myself I have met all the leaders from the region", Macron said, adding that he would meet a senior leader from the UAE in Paris next week.


Trump traveling to Iowa for campaign-style rally

Trump traveling to Iowa for campaign-style rally

But after a few minutes on script, Trump soon began to freewheel - lambasting the media as fake news and slamming Democrats for obstructing his agenda, calling them "unbelievably nasty, really, really nasty". Trump, Perdue and Ross plan to tour the Kirkwood Community College agriculture program, which is the largest two-year agriculture curriculum in the United States, prior to the evening address.



Otto Warmbier's Family Objects to Autopsy of Former North Korean Prisoner

Three other United States citizens, who are ethnic Koreans, and six South Koreans remain in custody in North Korea . North Korea's high court sentenced Warmbier , a student at the University of Virginia , to 15 years in prison with hard labor last year after he allegedly tried to steal a political poster from his hotel in Pyongyang.