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Turkey says Qatar crisis harms Islamic world, working for resolution

The crisis surrounding Qatar is damaging for the Islamic world and Turkey is working to help resolve the issue through diplomacy

UK's Theresa May faces calls to soften Brexit as political limbo drags on UK's Theresa May faces calls to soften Brexit as political limbo drags on

British Prime Minister Theresa May`s Conservative party resumed talks on a deal to prop up her minority government on Wednesday as she faced a battle over her Brexit strategy just days before EU divorce talks are due to begin.

Finland raises terror threat level by a notch

Finland`s intelligence and security agency Supo on Wednesday raised the country`s terror threat level by a notch, seeing an increased risk of an attack committed by the so-called Islamic State (IS).

Cameroon bishop's death 'murder, not suicide': Church

A Roman Catholic bishop whose body was found in a river in central Cameroon early this month was "brutally murdered" and did not commit suicide, his peers said in a statement.

 

No UK govt deal likely Wednesday due to London fire: DUP

British Prime Minister Theresa May is unlikely to announce a deal Wednesday to stay in power with the smaller Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) after a fatal tower block fire.

Fire engulfs London tower block; at least six dead, more than 70 injured Fire engulfs London tower block; at least six dead, more than 70 injured

Flames raced through the high-rise Grenfell Tower block of apartments in the north Kensington area after taking hold around 1 am.

Some killed in London tower block fire: Fire brigade Some killed in London tower block fire: Fire brigade

A number of people have been killed in a huge fire which engulfed a 27-storey block of flats in central London on Wednesday, London Fire Brigade said.

Fire engulfs 27-storey Grenfell Tower in London – Watch video Fire engulfs 27-storey Grenfell Tower in London – Watch video

A huge fire broke out in a 27-floor block of flats in west London in the early hours of Wednesday.

Huge fire engulfs 27-storey London tower block, several trapped in homes Huge fire engulfs 27-storey London tower block, several trapped in homes

A massive fire ripped through a 27-storey apartment block in west London in the early hours of Wednesday, police and fire services said.

European Union door open if Britain gives up on Brexit: Germany

The British government has been in disarray since a snap election last Thursday, called by Theresa May in an effort to boost her majority but which resulted in a hung parliament.

Finnish govt survives as new populist faction emerges

Its support has almost halved from 17.7 percent in the May 2015 general election to 9.0 percent in a poll published Thursday by YLE.

'Jihadi Jack' escapes from clutches of Islamic State militants

Jack Letts from Oxford, dubbed "Jihadi Jack", is suspected of going to Syria to fight for so-called Islamic State.

UK PM Thersa May and DUP have largely agreed support deal

Theresa May failed to secure an outright majority after Thursday`s election and is aiming to strike a deal with the DUP to pass her legislative programme. 

Kremlin slams Moscow protest as `dangerous` for public

"Their actions were dangerous for the public and police take adequate measures against such individuals," Dmitry Peskoy told journalists

Albert Einstein's letters on quantum theory, God and Israel to be auctioned

The website of Winners auction house describes five signed letters written in English between 1951 and 1954.

Kremlin says Russia will not heed US calls to free protesters

The Kremlin said on Tuesday that Russian authorities would not pay attention to US calls to release anti-government demonstrators who were detained on Monday during protests organised by opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Policewoman shot in head at Munich station, no terrorist link

A German man shot a 26-year old policewoman in the head on Tuesday using a gun he had grabbed from another officer at a Munich train station, police said, adding there was no indication of a link to terrorism.

Russian diplomats expelled from Moldova, recruited fighters

Moldova, a former Soviet state that has long been the focus of a struggle for influence between Russia and the West, expelled the diplomats on May 29.

Hungary tightens rules on foreign-funded NGOs, defying EU parliament

The European Parliament has called for it to be withdrawn.

Under pressure to soften Brexit, PM Theresa May to meet Northern Irish ''kingmakers''

With formal EU divorce talks due next week, Theresa May heads to France on Tuesday to meet President Emmanuel Macron, 

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Saudi King Salman discuss Qatar crisis: Kremlin Russian President Vladimir Putin, Saudi King Salman discuss Qatar crisis: Kremlin

A diplomatic row between Qatar and some Arab nations including Saudi Arabia was not helping to unite efforts to try to find a Syria settlement or fight terrorism, the Kremlin said.

Finns Party splits after leadership change and government crisis: MPs

Twenty of the party`s 37 MPs have broken away to form a more moderate faction called New Alternative. 

British PM May accepts voters are tired of 'austerity': Report British PM May accepts voters are tired of 'austerity': Report

 British Prime Minister Theresa May has accepted that voters` patience with austerity is at an end, the Times of London newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing unidentified sources. 

`No political or religious motive` in Munich shooting: Police

 German police ruled out any political or religious motive in a shooting Tuesday at a commuter rail station outside the southern city of Munich, saying the attacker acted out of "personal" reasons.

`Several people` wounded by shots at Munich rail station: Police `Several people` wounded by shots at Munich rail station: Police

Several people were wounded when shots were fired at a commuter rail station near the southern Germany city of Munich on Tuesday and one person was detained, police said.