US urges Saudi allies to ease Qatar blockade
10 June 2017 | 4:30 am
The United States urges Saudi Arabia and its regional allies to ease their blockade imposed on Qatar, which US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says was harming the regional struggle against extremism.
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We look ahead to all the action at this week's World Cup semi-final fixtures in Qatar. Argentina face 2018 runners-up Croatia on Tuesday, while defending champions France play surprise semi-finalists Morocco on Wednesday.
GuardianTV takes a look at what to expect from what will no doubt be two thrilling matches. But first, we look ahead to today's World Cup semi-final fixtures in Qatar as Argentina faces 2018 runners-up Croatia.
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