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That helped spark the crisis , which began June 5 when Saudi Arabia , the UAE , Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic ties and started trying to isolate Qatar from the rest of the world. Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar al-Baker acknowledged the measures in a statement that accompanied the company's annual report released on Sunday (11 June).
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    He has also repeated allegations made by Riyadh and Abu Dhabi about Doha's alleged funding terrorism through a series of tweets . "We ask that there be no further escalation by the parties in the region", he said. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan late on Thursday ratified two deals on deploying Turkish troops in Qatar and training the Gulf nation's gendarmerie, according to the presidency.
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    Succumbing to mounting pressure from various quarters, the Maharashtra Government on Sunday decided in principle to waive loans of all farmers as a whole and announced that the loans taken by small landholders were being waived with immediate effect, thus prompting the farmers to call off their 11-day-old agitation.
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    Earlier Friday, Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, said on ABC's Good Morning America that " the president will make that decision ". Democrats fault the president for not advocating for more direct infrastructure spending and for proposing a budget that cuts money from some Obama-era infrastructure programs.
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    Several people were wounded when shots were fired at a commuter rail station near the southern German city of Munich on Tuesday and one person was detained, police said. " According to police information, it is probably not a terrorist attack ", Bavarian radio reported. Riehlein said the area has been secured and that there was no danger to the wider public.
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    Under Cyclone Mora's influence, strong winds with rain and thundershowers were continuing over North Bay, coastal districts and maritime ports of Bangladesh , the Daily Star reported. Anwarul Naser, a senior district official, said several thousand houses had been damaged in the area, a lot of them mud-built structures. "We are targeting zero casualties and we will try our best to evacuate more than a million before the landfall", disaster management authority spokesman Abul Hashim ...
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    Elections have consequences and this election more than most. Britain's typically right-wing press savaged May over the election outcome, questioning whether she will be able to remain in power after a result that leaves her reliant on uniting rival factions within her party to deliver Brexit .
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    Expressing grief over the escalating farmers' agitation, the Chief Minister said that he is open to discussions with them and is sitting on the ground as he understands their pain. "I appeal to the people, farmers to come to the negotiating table", he said. The curfew will remain in Pipliamandi police station area which is 15 km from Mandsaur district headquarters and where five farmers were killed in separate police firings during the agitation.
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    Most important of all, we will identify the handful of seats we need to gain or reclaim in order to win the next election, which is highly likely to take place this year as May's political authority is further eroded. In a pooled broadcast interview, Mrs May hinted she could be prepared to sacrifice them to appease her critics once she has completed her ministerial appointments.
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    To avoid confusion, the Regent's English Language Center in London wrote: "To all of our English language students, we can confirm that " covfefe " is not an English word". The popular mobile word game Words With Friends has added one of the internet's most popular typos in recent days - 'covfefe '. The company couldn't even find the words to describe such a term.
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    It would represent a remarkable turnaround in Labour and Jeremy Corbyn's fortunes and a spectacular decline in the popularity of Theresa May's Conservatives since the Prime Minister's decision to call the snap election . European officials are anxious that the weaker position of the Conservatives make a breakdown in negotiations more likely. But her campaign unravelled after a policy U-turn on care for the elderly, while Corbyn's old-school socialist platform and more impassioned ...
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    On Tuesday, it was reported by CNN that Flynn would provide documents requested by the Senate intelligence committee. Mr Flynn's decision came as President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, rejected a House intelligence committee request for information, and former White House staffer Boris Epshteyn confirmed he had been contacted for information as part of the House investigation.
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    We've had a lot of unnamed sources in the media come out and make statements about Jeff Sessions . Shelby is chairman of the Senate committee Sessions originally was scheduled to testify in front of on Tuesday on matters pertaining to the Department of Justice budget.
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    Curley received a seven- to 23-month sentence and can serve four months under house arrest. Sandusky, a Penn State football assistant coach for 30 years, was convicted in 2012 of assaulting 10 boys and was sentenced to between 30 and 60 years in prison.