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Qatar Airways says service ‘unaffected’ by Gulf ban

DOHA, June 14, 2017 (AFP) – Qatar Airways said on Wednesday that it was largely unaffected by the decision of several Arab countries to ban the Doha-based carrier from using their airspace. “Qatar Airways’ global operations continue to run smoothly, with the vast majority of our network unaffected by the current circumstances,” said chief executive Akbar Al-Baker. The Qatari carrier …

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Tower blaze brings fresh delay to British PM’s power deal

LONDON, June 14, 2017 (AFP) – British Prime Minister Theresa May faced further delays in forming her new government on Wednesday after her would-be allies said their agreement would be put back following a deadly tower block blaze in London. The Conservative leader lost her parliamentary majority in last week’s election and is now desperately seeking the backing of the …

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Russia protests: Opposition leader Alexei Navalny sentenced

Russia’s opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to 30 days’ administrative arrest for repeatedly violating the law on staging rallies. He was detained at his home in Moscow earlier on Monday, ahead of anti-corruption demonstrations in Russia. Hundreds of people were held during the gatherings across the country. Riot police in central Moscow were picking protesters out of the …

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Theresa May’s two key aides quit following U.K. general election

Nick Timothy, May’s co-chief of staff, and Fiona Hill resign after the Conservative Party failed to win a majority British Prime Minister Theresa May’s top two aides quit on Saturday after her Conservative Party failed to win a majority in the general election. Nick Timothy, May’s co-chief of staff, said on the Conservative Home website that he stepped down on …

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Japan passes landmark bill for Emperor Akihito to abdicate

Japan’s parliament has passed a one-off bill to allow Emperor Akihito to abdicate, the first emperor to do so in 200 years. The 83-year-old said last year that his age and health were making it hard for him to fulfil his official duties. But there was no provision under existing law for him to stand down. The government will now …

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Qatar row: Trump urges Arab unity in call to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman

US President Donald Trump has called the king of Saudi Arabia to urge Gulf unity amid an escalating dispute over Qatar’s alleged support for militants. “His message was that we need unity in the region to fight extremist ideology and terrorist financing,” a US official told Reuters news agency. Earlier, he said the Saudis’ move to isolate Qatar could mark …

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Michael Dubke Resigns as White House Communications Director

A damage control plan assembled by the president’s aides would try to wall off the investigations by setting up a war room inside the White House and enlisting a high-powered team of lawyers outside the West Wing. Corey Lewandowski, at one point Mr. Trump’s campaign manager last year, and David Bossie, who was deputy campaign manager, are in discussions about …

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North Korea tension: China ‘seriously concerned’ about nuclear threats

China says it is seriously concerned about North Korean nuclear development, in the wake of a BBC interview with a top official from the North. Foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China opposed words or actions that could further raise tension. North Korea-US tension is growing. There has been heated rhetoric from both sides in recent days. US Vice-President Mike …

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China, Finland confirm establishment of future-oriented new-type cooperative partnership

HELSINKI, April 5 (Xinhua) — China and Finland confirmed the establishment of a future-oriented new-type cooperative partnership in a joint declaration issued on Wednesday during Chinese President Xi Jinping‘s state visit to the Nordic country. Hailing the progress China and Finland have made in bilateral relations since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1950, the document said the two countries …

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Nepal PM Prachanda to visit China on March 23-24

March,14 Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is heading to China soon. This is the first time during his second stint as prime minister that Prachanda is embarking on a visit to the northern neighbour. During this second stint, Nepal PM has already visited the southern neighbour, India, twice, thus far. Chinese Embassy officials fixed the date of the …

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