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Britain, EU to begin Brexit negotiations Monday

European Union leaders have been calling for talks to begin - on Tuesday Mr Barnier said: "I can't negotiate with myself". "This doesn't depend entirely on us", he said. "I can't negotiate by myself", he added. Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament's chief Brexit negotiator, warned Tuesday that "the current uncertainty can not continue" and on Wednesday issued five "pressing questions" on Twitter . Read More »

Queen, Prince Visit Volunteers Helping with London Fire Aftermath

London Fire chief Dany Cotton said that the intensity of the blaze was unlike anything she had ever seen, sentiments echoed by the prince. Fire safety engineers were stunned at how rapidly the fire spread, engulfing the building in less than an hour in the middle of the night and preventing firefighters from reaching many people inside. Read More »

Palestinian official: Israel 'not ready' for peace

The assertion came in response to remarks made by Netanyahu on Monday, in which he said Israel must be given full security control over the West Bank "in any future agreement" with the Palestinians. Currently, more than 6,000 Palestinians are imprisoned by Israel, for offenses ranging from stone throwing and membership in groups outlawed by Israel to attacks that killed or wounded Israelis. Read More »

Trump lawyer refuses to rule out firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller


Ruddy - who is a close confidante of the president - said it's evident termination is on the table due to recent comments Trump's attorney made. "I think he's weighing that option", he said referring to Trump. Sekulow had said he was "not going to speculate" on whether Trump might remove Mueller but added he "can't imagine the issue is going to arise". Rosenstein said that if he fired Mueller, he would be required to explain it in writing. Read More »

Doctors Update Condition of Congressman Shot at Baseball Practice

The motive for the shooting remained unclear but authorities were zeroing in on the life of James T. Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old man from IL, in the months and weeks before Wednesday morning's shooting . Lawmakers went ahead with the charity baseball game on Thursday to honor Scalise. The stadium projected a rare sense of unity in Washington , as members of both parties rallied together after the shocking shooting that left House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) in critical ... Read More »

Maute bomber nabbed in Cagayan de Oro

MANILA- Local authorities are still verifying reports that some residents who fled besieged Marawi City have died in evacuation centers, provincial crisis management committee spokesperson Zia Alonto Adiong said Saturday. In a Sunday press conference, Lorenzana said Farhana's arrest would bear a negative impact on the group, as she wields a strong influence on the Maute children. Read More »

U.S. lawmakers back at work after shooting, congressman still hospitalized

The Congressional Baseball Game will go as planned Thursday at Nationals Park after Democrats and Republicans called for bipartisan unity in the wake of the congressional baseball practice shooting. Scalise has previously played in the congressional game, and in previous years wore a variety of Louisiana jerseys. He said the best of America would shine at the congressional baseball game on Thursday night. Read More »

UK Police Release Name of Third Suspect in London Terror Attack


In 2016, Zagbha was stopped by Italian authorities on his way to Istanbul from Rome as they believed he could have been attempting to make his way to Syria. Rachid Redouane , 30 (31.7.86), from Barking, had claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan. He was not on police radar. British authorities have now identified all three men behind Saturday night's rampage at London Bridge - and are investigating whether others were involved. Read More »

Trump considering 'terminating' Russia probe leader Mueller

When Mueller was first hired by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in mid-May, after the initial firestorm surrounding Trump's abrupt firing of Comey, Gingrich expressed support, tweeting that Mueller's "reputation is impeccable for honesty and integrity". Read More »

Trump's Adjustment To US Policy Toward Cuba Draws Reaction


The only enrich the Cuban regime", Trump said . "To this day, Cuba is ruled by the same people who killed tens of thousands of their own citizens, who sought to spread their repressive and failed ideology throughout our hemisphere". "People-to-people" tour companies needed special licenses from the U.S. Treasury Department and were regularly audited and faced steep fines or loss of licenses for allowing travelers to engage in tourism. Read More »

In Twitter rant, Trump announces he's being investigated

Among other roles, she was an official in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Policy under George W. Bush. While the Justice Department appointed Mueller to investigate Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election - and any "collusion" with the Trump campaign - his assignment also includes "any matters that arose or may arise" from the Russia probe. Read More »

Wallenda discusses hanging by her teeth over Niagara Falls

The Airbus E355 Eurocopter took off at about 8:35 a.m. Wallenda was back on the ground less than 20 minutes later. TWICE! The first attempt reportedly lasted about 10 seconds, and he next about 5 seconds. When Erendira turned 18, they married. The daredevil couple insinuated they could perform a duo stunt together in a few years. "It was absolutely lovely", said Mrs. Read More »

Verify: Understanding the Russian Federation investigation

The president has publicly lamented the Russian Federation probe in recent tweets , calling it a " witch hunt " in various tweets . Trump's digital volley appeared to be trained at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who recommended the firing last month of James Comey - an nearly unprecedented move that could yet imperil Trump's presidency. Read More »

FIFA targets gay slurs by Chile, Mexico fans in Russia


Confederations Cup teams Chile and Mexico have been sanctioned by Federation Internationale de Football Association a combined 17 times for fans' homophobic chants in the current World Cup qualifying program. Federation Internationale de Football Association has ordered tighter monitoring of offensive incidents at Confederations Cup matches which kick off Saturday, and wants referees to stop play if fans persist. Read More »

No plan to sack Russia probe head Mueller: US justice official

Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy set off a firestorm when he suggested that President Trump might fire special counsel Robert Mueller , who's overseeing the FBI's Russian Federation investigation. McConnell told reporters Tuesday that "I have a lot of confidence in Bob Mueller". Gingrich said Trump is "pretty confident" that the Russian Federation investigation will go away. Read More »

Alexandria shooter's wife: "I can't wrap my head around it"

James Hodgkinson , 66, disappeared from the downstate community earlier this year, authorities say. The 17-year-old foster child of James Hodgkinson and his wife, Sue, took her own life in a particularly grisly fashion: She doused herself with gasoline, then set herself ablaze in her parked vehicle on a stretch of road south of the family's Belleville, Ill., home. Read More »

Protesters demand justice after deadly London blaze

Prime Minster May is already under pressure after a series of terrorist attacks and political setbacks in the election last week. Ms May today announced a $NZ8.8 million fund following meeting with survivors of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Read More »

Shehbaz Sharif set to appear before the JIT, today


Since Mr Sharif is one of the directors of Hudaibya Paper Mills, the JIT may also cross-check with him the information it has so far gathered regarding the Hudaibya reference as well as old litigation between the Paper Mills and Al-Tawfeeq Investment Co, the sources further said. Read More »

Conservatives and DUP on brink of coalition deal

The Conservatives are considering an arrangement in which the Northern Ireland party backs May on the budget and her confidence motions and the DUP stands to make huge gains from the deal. However, putting the pro-British unionist DUP in a position of influence in London could also undermine the British government's ability, enshrined in a 1998 peace agreement, to function as an impartial broker between Northern Ireland's unionists and its Catholic Irish nationalists. Read More »

DUP to 'support soft Irish border' in Brexit talks

Mr Adams said they would be pushing Mr Varadkar to raise the prospect of a border poll on Irish reunification within the next five years in discussions with the British government. "I know people want to talk about soft Brexit, hard Brexit, all of these things but what we want to see is a sensible Brexit and one that works for everybody". Read More »

Ronaldo ready to quit Spanish football over tax probe, according to reports


Real Madrid will struggle to change Cristiano Ronaldo's mind if he wants to leave and Manchester United is a possible destination for the forward, according to Ramon Calderon. "United have taken the decision not to renew Zlatan Ibrahimovic's one-year contract and Ronaldo could become the club's number one transfer priority should he become available". Read More »