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Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, left, talks to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince.

Qatar's neighbours issue steep list of demands to end crisis, including closure of Al-Jazeera media company

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain broke ties with Qatar this month.

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The Labour leader is way behind Bill English according to the latest poll.

National streaking away in latest poll as Labour flounders

National is up 3.5 points in the latest Roy Morgan poll and Labour is down three points.

This image provided by Gleason Partners LLC shows a rendering of the side of a border wall concept with S-curves that would face Mexico that incorporates solar panels into the design of the 24-foot high wall. President Donald Trump wants to add solar panels to his long-promised southern border wall - a plan he says would help pay for the wall's construction and add to its aesthetic appeal. The idea also was proposed by one of the companies that submitted a design to the government as a border wall prototype. The bid by Las Vegas-based Gleason Partners LLC proposed covering some sections of the wall with solar panels to provide electricity for lighting, sensors and patrol stations along the wall. Gleason said sales of electricity to utilities could cover the cost of construction in 20 years or less, and suggested that power could also be sold to Mexico. (Gleason Partners LLC via AP)

President Donald Trump's bright idea: a solar wall at the US-Mexico border

The US President said the plan would help pay for the wall's construction.

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Checks are being carried out around Britain after the dozens died in the apartment block fire.

Opinion: Grenfell Tower disaster has echoes of Cave Creek tragedy

Both disasters could easily have been prevented, says John Armstrong.

President Trump and James Comey.

President Trump says he 'did not make' recordings of fired FBI director James Comey

Mr Trump also tweets that he has "no idea" whether other "tapes" or recordings exist.

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But the Queen's address was sombre with Theresa May lacking a majority and terror fears hanging heavily.

Queen opens UK Parliament with forceful speech focused on Brexit …and terror

But the Queen's address was sombre with Theresa May lacking a majority and terror fears at hand.

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"My advise to" Barclay over his dispute with staffer "was that it wasn't good behaviour," the PM said today.

Bill English accused in Parliament of lying to the media, enabling 'a cover-up' of Todd Barclay affair

The PM wasn't in Parliament today but his reputation took another hammering as his honesty again came into question.

Claims Labour Party housed foreign students in 'sweatshop marae' to help with election campaign

The Labour Party has apologised and says it will help pay for the students to go home early if they want.

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National's safe seat of Clutha-Southland will have a new MP after another dramatic day in parliament.

Todd Barclay to learn next week whether police will take 'further steps' over alleged secret taping of staffer

Police told 1 NEWS today: "We are currently gathering and assessing information".

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"My advise to" Barclay over his dispute with staffer "was that it wasn't good behaviour," the PM said today.

Bill English's dramatic memory recall over Todd Barclay saga - 'My advice to him was that wasn't good behaviour'

The PM couldn't remember talking with Mr Barclay about his staff dispute Tuesday, now he remembers specifically what he said to him.

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National's safe seat of Clutha-Southland will have a new MP after another dramatic day in parliament.

With Todd Barclay gone PM Bill English's credibility called into question

Mr Barclay has announced he won't seek re-election in his Clutha-Southland seat next year.

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Mike Hosking says the Todd Barclay drama will not affect the Government where it really matters - in the polls.

Todd Barclay drama won't hurt Government in the polls - Mike Hosking

Mike Hosking says the Todd Barclay drama will not affect the Government where it really matters.

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The New Zealand First MP wasn't messing around when he got the chance to question the Prime Minister today.

Watch: 'Why doesn't he resign?' – Winston Peters says Bill English 'complicit in a cover-up' as Todd Barclay saga rumbles on

The New Zealand First MP wasn't messing around when he got the chance to question the Prime Minister today.

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The Prime Minister says he wasn't part of Barclay's decision to step down but said that he made the right decision.

Bill English says Todd Barclay's resignation a 'difficult decision for a young man'

The Prime Minister says he wasn't part of Barclay's decision to step down.

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Our Political Reporter says the alleged secret tapings of his staff in 2015 ‘is not a good look’ for National’s  Barclay and Bill English.

Video: Bill English says there are 'ongoing discussions' around Todd Barclay's future and 'I'll have more to say'

His comments come after police confirmed they are reviewing fresh allegation Mr Barclay invented formal complaints against a staff member of his.

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Media spoke with the National MPs today but they wouldn’t be drawn on his future.

Watch: National MPs refuse to say whether they think Todd Barclay should resign

Media spoke with the National MPs today but they wouldn’t be drawn on his future.

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In a Facebook poll by TVNZ’s Breakfast 92 per cent of respondents want the Clutha-Southland MP to step down.

Video: Todd Barclay needs to 'man up' - resounding call for MP to quit over alleged secret taping scandal

In a Facebook poll by TVNZ's Breakfast 92 % of respondents want the National MP gone.

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The Labour MP and National’s Chris Bishop discuss the alleged secret recording issue with Jack Tame.

Todd Barclay 'would have been gone last night' if John Key was in charge – Iain Lees-Galloway

The Labour MP and National's Chris Bishop discuss the alleged secret recording issue with Jack Tame.

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the President's tweets can be regarded as "official statements".

Trump mouthpiece Sean Spicer may take on more strategic White House role

There have been discussions of overhauls of the White House communications office.

Spy watchdog confirms GCSB spied on Tim Groser's rivals for top job at World Trade Organisation

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security has just published her long awaited report into allegations made by US whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

Proposed tax changes will mean most Kiwis won't have to file tax returns to get a refund

IRD would be able to issue refunds without the need for taxpayers to do anything else.

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