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Trump state visit: A day of protests and politics

Qatar arts: Major new projects despite blockade

Ambitious new art and cultural projects are opening as Qatar gears up for the FIFA World Cup in 2022.

    Qatar has spent billions of dollars over the last few years collecting world-famous art to show in museums.

    Despite the blockade by neighbouring countries, Doha continues to unveil more projects.

    Al Jazeera’s Sara Khairat visited a new exhibition to find out more.

    ST Now, News As It Happens – June 4, 2019

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    Colombia's Isagen to issue $333 mln in bonds

    BOGOTA, June 5 (Reuters) – Isagen, Colombia’s third-largest electricity generator, will issue up to 1.1 trillion pesos ($332.6 million) in bonds on Thursday to substitute debt and raise capital.

    Isagen, owned by Brookfield Asset Management, will issue 4, 8, 15 and 30-year paper, it said in a statement to the country’s financial regulator on Wednesday.

    The issue is part of a tranche of 2.5 trillion pesos, of which 1 trillion have already been issued.

    Queen stresses shared values as US President Trump visits UK

    Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II stresses common values during controversial Trump visit.

      US President Donald Trump has toasted his country’s alliance with Britain during a state banquet hosted by Queen Elizabeth II on his first official visit to the United Kingdom.

      But despite warm exchanges with British royalty, Trump has already ruffled feathers with controversial comments about the mayor of London.

       

      Al Jazeera’s Nadim Baba reports from London.

      UAE is watching Sudan developments with concern: statement

      CAIRO (Reuters) – United Arab Emirates is watching developments in Sudan with great concern and supports the continuation of a dialogue between the different parties, the UAE foreign ministry said in a statement published by the state news agency WAM late on Wednesday.

      Teenager hospitalised after he was stabbed in Galway's city centre

      A man in his late teens has been hospitalised following a stabbing in Galway city centre in the early hours of this morning.

      The incident happened at around 3.30am in the St Francis Street area not far from Eyre Square.

      The victim was taken to University Hospital Galway with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

      Gardai confirmed the street had been closed for a time for a technical and forensic examination but has since reopened.

      No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.

      Syria's war: Displaced and hungry in Idlib makeshift camp

      Only one aid organisation has provided food during Ramadan, but it is not enough to feed nearly 1,500 people.

        The UN says thousands of hectares of vital crops and farmland have been burned by fighters in northern Syria.

        Both government and rebel forces are being blamed for the destruction.

        This comes as the latest violence in Idlib province has seen dozens of people killed and at least 300,000 displaced.

        Al Jazeera’s Sinem Koseoglu reports from a makeshift camp in northern Idlib.

        NBA Finals: Raptors and Warriors gear up for Game 3

        The Toronto Raptors are now shifting their attention to California where they will look to regain home-court advantage in the championship series with the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.

        The best of seven final is now tied at 1-1.

        The Raptors and Golden State Warriors are set to speak with media following an on-court practice session ahead of Game 3 on Wednesday.

         

        WATCH: Sitting the Leaving Cert this year? Here's some expert advice

        Sitting the Leaving Certificate this year?

        Independent.ie sat down with Mary Dorgan, the Career Guidance Counsellor with The Institute of Education, Dublin.

        Last-minute nerves, no more, here’s what she has to say:

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        French prosecutors drop rape case against Gerard Depardieu

        PARIS (AFP) – Prosecutors probing French star Gerard Depardieu over allegations that he raped a young actress have closed the case due to lack of evidence to back up the claims, the Paris prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday (June 4).

        “A number of investigations undertaken as part of this procedure have not enabled us to characterise the crimes alleged in all of their individual parts,” the prosecutor’s office said.

        Depardieu had always maintained his innocence.

        ST Now, News As It Happens – June 6, 2019

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        Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards

        Eid in Yemen: Civilians endure another year of war

        Outside Yemen, Eid means presents, treats, and sweets. But for thousands of Yemenis, they only dream of a decent meal.

          Millions of people around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a holiday marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

          But in Yemen, families have little to celebrate.

          Al Jazeera’s Mohammed al-Attab reports from Sanaa.

          Trump state visit: A day of protests and politics

          On today’s podcast we focus on the politics and protests on day two of the US president’s state visit to the UK. We also discuss ideas including plain packaging for sugary foods to improve our health.

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