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Britain, EU kick off 'positive' Brexit talks

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She added: "I hope that we will reach a good agreement". Britain appears to have given in on the EU's insistence that the negotiationsfirst focus on three key divorce issues, before moving onto the future EU-UK relationship and a possible trade deal. Read More »

Japan investigates delay in reporting US Navy ship collision

The Navy identified the other six as Gunner's Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19; Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25; Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T Truong Huynh, 25; Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, 26; Personnel Specialist 1st Class Xavier Alec Martin, 24 , and Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr., 37. Read More »

S'pore PM Lee must answer question about house, says brother

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Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong apologised on Monday that a dispute with his siblings over their late father Lee Kuan Yew's will has had an impact on citizens' confidence in the government. The disagreement centers on the house left by their late father. "We object to LHL's flip-flopping about Lee Kuan Yew's demolition wish", he said on FB. Read More »

Sturgeon: "Election is important for the Borders, and Scotland as a whole"

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Former Labour Chancellor Alistair Darling has been campaigning in East Renfrewshire. For Theresa May , 52% say that she should resign as Tory leader if she loses the General Election. "I think most people would be appalled at that". "Instead of campaigning for better standards in our schools and hospitals, once again the nationalists have taken to the streets to campaign for another divisive independence referendum". Read More »

Priciest House Race in History Is Too Close to Call

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A GOP outside group called The Principled PAC is on the air with an ad tying Ossoff to the shooting, warning that if Ossoff wins , those who support leftwing political violence win with him. The gunman, James T. Hodgkinson, volunteered for Vermont Sen. "I can honestly say it has been the craziest thing I've ever seen", said Handel, a veteran campaigner who watched it get even crazier last week, when somebody mailed threatening material to her and her neighbors in Roswell. Read More »

Iran Fires Missiles At Islamic State Targets In Syria

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The attacks on Iran's parliament and the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini killed almost 17 people and left scores wounded. "Firing these missiles from 600 or 700 kilometres away onto a small building. The weapons used in the Iranian strike were Shahab-3 medium-range ballistic missiles, which have a range of 800 miles, Israel's Channel 10 reported. Read More »

Moscow warns United States jets flying over Syria will be tracked as targets

It said the warplane was targeted in line with the "rules of engagement". "From now on, in areas where Russian aviation performs combat missions in the skies of Syria, any air-born objects found west of the Euphrates River, including aircraft and unmanned vehicles belonging to the global coalition, tracked by means of Russian land and air anti-aircraft defense, will be considered air targets", the statement reads. Read More »

Death toll for London fire rises to 79, may change

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He said only five people had been formally identified so far by police. Search and recovery crews have been working in the tower since last Wednesday's fire. "I must consider the fact that there may be others in the building who, for whatever reason have not been reported to us". On Saturday, NHS England said 19 people were being treated in hospital, with 10 in critical condition. Read More »

Trump urges Qatar leader to resolve diplomatic crisis with Arab nations

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Qatar Airways announced today that all three flights organized by the airline last night to bring passengers from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to Qatar have successfully reached Doha . The Qatari Embassy in Washington did not respond to a request for comment. Only an hour before, Tillerson had issued a very different message, calling on the Arab nations to immediately ease their blockade on Qatar . Read More »

Presidential poll: BJD chief Naveen Patnaik, southern parties give NDA winning edge

A man of humble origin and a low-profile leader, Ram Nath Kovind emerged the dark horse in the presidential race and, if elected, will be the second Dalit President of India. Both Modi and Shah felt political parties should be informed about the decision and should "not come to know about the candidate through the media". Bahujan Samaj Party ( BSP ) chief Mayawati said she can't take a "negative" stand on a dalit candidate. Read More »

Suspect Named In Van Attack On Worshippers Leaving London Mosque

Police have said hate crimes rose after the London Bridge attack and more officers would be deployed to provide reassurance to mosques. The attack comes during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, when people attend prayers at night. I write to assure you of my prayers for the person who has died, for those who have been injured and for all deeply affected by this brutal attack. Harun Khan, secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, said that based on accounts from witnesses the ... Read More »

Eritrea sides with Saudi and allies over row with Qatar

The coordinated move suggests the Gulf states are seeking to lessen the humanitarian impact of their June 5 severing of ties with Qatar, in retaliation for what they call its support for terrorism and their regional foe Iran . "It is neither humane nor Islamic to attempt to isolate a country's people in every area from food, to drink, to travel, to commerce, to worship", he said in a parliamentary speech. Read More »

Family Says Otto Warmbier, American Released By North Korea, Has Died

Warmbier's parents thanked the "wonderful professionals" at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and denounced North Korea for mistreating their son, Xinhua news agency reported. At the least, Mr Trump's administration may use it to further pressure China and Russian Federation to try and rein in Pyongyang. He was critical of the approach to his son's situation taken by former President Barack Obama's administration. Read More »

Portugal denied by Moreno's late leveller

The goal was eventually ruled out, after the referee consulted with the Video Assistant Referees, who deemed Pepe to have been offside. Ricardo Quaresma opened the scoring for Portugal just after the half-hour mark before Javier Hernandez headed in the equaliser to restore parity. Read More »

Britain, EU begin formal Brexit talks

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Barnier and Davis will have a week of negotiations each month, while the other three weeks will be used for preparations and working out the details. He added: "It's not as if Europe is leaving Britain; Britain wants to leave the EU ". Read More »

Rubio: 'If I Were President, I Would Be Welcoming This Investigation'

The questions were prompted by a tweet the president wrote last week in which he said the FBI was investigating him, though he seemed to erroneously assert that the inquiry was being led by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein; earlier, a Washington Post article had said the special counsel in the FBI's Russian Federation investigation, Robert Mueller , was seeking to determine whether Trump had committed obstruction of justice. Read More »

Brexit Negotiators Will Look at Terms of Divorce Before Future Relationship

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Officials charged with negotiating the first departure of a country from the European Union were in Brussels on Monday to kick off the most consequential series of talks for the United Kingdom since the end of World War II. The British team includes the permanent secretary at the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) Olly Robbins; Phillip Rycroft, the department's second permanent secretary; and Simon Case, the newly appointed director-general of the UK-EU Partnership. Read More »

So it Begins: Brexit Talks to Focus 1st on Orderly Exit

A year after Britain's game-changing referendum, Brexit Secretary David Davis arrived in Brussels to launch talks he hoped would produce a "new, deep and special partnership" with the EU in the interest of Britons and all Europeans. Anxious by immigration and loss of sovereignty, Britain voted previous year to end its four-decades-old membership of the 28-country bloc - the first state ever to do so. Read More »

Britain still questions Brexit payment idea

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The EU wants to deal with the first phase of divorce talks before moving on next year to discuss trade, though EU officials acknowledge that the agreements to be reached before Britain leaves can only be concluded as a whole package simultaneously. Read More »

Sarfraz named ICC Champions Trophy Team skipper

After Kohli won the toss and, surprisingly, opted to field first, Pakistan posted an imposing total of 338 for four featuring Fakhar Zaman's maiden one-day worldwide hundred, an innings where he might have been run out for one and was caught off a no-ball on three. Read More »

Jared Kushner delivers remarks at White House tech summit

The administration drew a mix of flattery and policy requests from the assembled technology leaders and university officials. "Today we've assembled a very impressive group of leaders from the private sector and are putting them to work here today to work on some of the country's biggest challenges that will make a very meaningful difference to a lot of its citizens", Mr Kushner told the crowd, which included Alphabet's Eric Schmidt, IBM's Ginni Rometty and Apple's Tim Cook. Read More »

French President Emmanuel Macron's party on course for huge parliamentary majority

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Socialist secretary general Jean-Christope Cambadelis warned of an "almost complete lack of real opposition" if LREM's majority was confirmed in the second round of voting. Ms Le Pen's party took a disappointing 13.2 per cent, well below her 21.3 per cent of the presidential first round vote. Far-right leader Marine Le Pen put on a courageous face in front of the cameras on election night and trumpeted her own first-place score in the northern constituency she is vying to represent. Read More »

United States student dies days after North Korea sent him home comatose

Daniel Kanter, professor of neurology and director of the Neurocritical Care Program at the University of Cincinnati said in a Thursday press conference. "In the final year of his life, he lived the nightmare in which the North Korean people have been trapped for 70 years: forced labor, mass starvation, systematic cruelty, torture, and murder", McCain said, later adding, "The United States of America can not and should not tolerate the murder of its citizens by hostile powers". Read More »