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UAE minister says seeking 'change of policy, not regime' in Qatar

Chad, a p redominantly Muslim country, joins the West African nations of Senegal and Mauritania, which have also recalled their ambassadors from Qatar. In statement on its website, the world's oldest Islamist movement called on the kingdom to cease its support for Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and not to listen to the rulers of the United Arab Emirates, whom it called corrupt and oppressive. Read More »

Hammond: 'UK will leave single market and customs union'

The DUP is believed to be more favourable to a "soft Brexit " that would keep Northern Ireland's border with the Republic of Ireland free-flowing. Ahead of the talks, Mr Davis stressed that the other 27 countries should be in "no doubt" that Britain is heading for the exit. Read More »

22-yo comatose student freed by North Korea dies

Warmbier was detained at the Pyongyang airport in January 2016, charged with a "hostile act" against the country's authoritarian government and convicted less than two months later of trying to steal a propaganda poster, after he delivered a tearful, televised confession, reports The New York Times . Read More »

Britain eyes Brexit deal ´like no other in history´


Mr Barnier's insistence on sticking to the EU's priorities for the negotiations comes after Mr Davis appeared to soften his stance on the schedule for the talks. Other members of May's Conservatives have called for a more inclusive approach on Brexit strategy that would include the voices of opposition parties as well as the views of Scotland and Northern Ireland, which both voted to stay in the EU. Read More »

Finsbury Park attack: Man dies as van hits worshipers

This was an attack on London and all Londoners. Khan also reassured London citizens and visitors that there would be an increase in police presence following the attack. In the past decade, the mosque has transformed its image from one associated with radicalization to one that advocates interfaith harmony. It is located a short walk away from Emirates Stadium, home of the Arsenal football club in north London . Read More »

Algeria condemns terrorist attack in London


She said: "It's a awful, bad shock". Toufik Kacimi, chief executive of the Muslim Welfare House, speaking to Sky News, said the attack clearly targeted Muslims leaving evening prayers during Ramadan. Scotland Yard said the attack unfolded while a man who had taken ill was receiving first aid from the public. The three Islamic extremists who carried out the attack were killed by police. Read More »

Texas sailor among the dead in destroyer-container ship collision

Much of the destruction came to two berthing compartments where 116 of the crew sleep, Aucoin said . A sailor from Texas is among the seven dead after a container ship collided with a US destroyer. The Navy saying the bodies of the 7 American sailors killed in the crash have been recovered. Multiple U.S. and Japanese investigations are under way on how a ship as large as the container could ram into the smaller warship in clear weather. Read More »

Brexit timetable and negotiation plan revealed

The Brexit Secretary gave the European Commission's chief negotiator a first edition of one of the great mountaineering books - a French language version of Regards vers l'Annapurna signed by French author Marcel Ichac . In addition to the working groups, a "dialogue" has been established to deal with the Irish border issue, under the authority of Barnier and Davis' right hands, Sabine Weyand and Olly Robbins. Read More »

BJP prepared for mid-term polls: Fadnavis

On two previous occasions, the Shiv Sena has parted the with National Democratic Alliance and supported United Progressive Alliance candidates: in 2007 when Pratibha Patil won the election and in 2012 when incumbent Pranab Mukherjee was elected. Read More »

UK, EU play up chance of Brexit deal

In the press conference after the first day of talks, Davis was asked if he had "lost the argument" on timetabling already. As Brexit negotiations finally get underway, there's quite a bit of confusion. Before the General Election , ministers insisted talks on a future trading relationship must take place in parallel with negotiations on the divorce from Brussels , with Mr Davis warning in May it would be the "row of the summer". Read More »

Man who rammed car carrying explosives into a police car dead


According to initial investigation, the driver of auto was a 31-year-old man who had been on a security watchlist since 2015 for membership of "the radical Islamist movement". Witness said they saw officers cordon off an area near the avenue and close to the presidential Elysee palace. However, several more attacks have occurred since, with the bloodiest on Bastille Day a year ago in Nice where a man drove his truck into a crowd, killing 86 people. Read More »

USA student freed by North Korea dies in hospital aged 22


The family's statement noted that the "tortuous mistreatment" he received "at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced today". He says the US holds North Korea accountable for Warmbier's "unjust imprisonment" and demands the release of three other "illegally detained" Americans. Read More »

EU, Britain possible to strike "fair deal": EU chief negotiator

Nearly exactly a year after Britain's seismic referendum to leave the bloc, the EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier of France, welcomed his counterpart David Davis with a cheery handshake at the European Commission in Brussels . The most senior officials on either side will lead work on efforts to resolve the problem of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, a situation Mr Barnier acknowledged was "politically sensitive" at a time when the Tory government was ... Read More »

EU demands divorce deal first as Brexit talks begin

Chief U.K. negotiator David Davis is meeting his European Union counterpart, former French foreign minister Michel Barnier , to grapple with a complex set of questions about the future of trade and migration, how much the country must pay to settle its bill with the bloc, and the rights of millions of citizens who have settled in Britain or Europe . Read More »

U.S. changes disposition of coalition aircraft in Syria after Russian threats


The Dutch government is sending a military refueling plane to Kuwait to assist the US -led coalition carrying out airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. Further, the ministry's statement declares that west of the Euphrates River, Russian aircraft will escort any aircraft and unmanned vehicles. Russia's defense ministry also said Monday it is suspending coordination with the United States in Syria over so-called "de-confliction zones" after the incident. Read More »

Venezuela will not recognise result of OAS meeting - minister


Representatives from Venezuela stormed out of the talks, claiming other nations would soon follow. Venezuela's Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, suggested the talk of suffering in Venezuela was a pretext for USA intervention. Monday's gathering in Cancun ahead of the OAS annual assembly is the latest of a series of high-profile diplomatic meetings to discuss Venezuela's crisis. Read More »

Canada military budget to dramatically increase over next decade


The center-left Liberals have traditionally been skeptical about major military purchases. - Ensure injured personnel have all benefits and services lined up with Veterans Affairs Canada before they are released from the military. In 2016, Ottawa was on the verge of purchasing 18 Boeing Super Hornets but in May suggested the plans would be scrapped unless a USA investigation into Canadian planemaker Bombardier was dropped. Read More »

Irish Taoiseach 'reassured' over Tory-DUP deal

Mrs May said: "I am personally committed to ensuring a practical solution that recognises the unique economic, social, cultural and political context of the land border with Ireland, which so many people pass through every day, and it remains our priority to work closely with the Irish Government to ensure as frictionless and seamless a border as possible". Read More »

Britain seeks 'special' EU ties as Brexit talks begin


The two chief negotiators, Michel Barnier of the European Union and David Davis from Britain, immediately set off to find common ground in their working relationship, an important touchstone to see how amicable the biggest political divorce in decades will become. Read More »

Russian Federation to track coalition planes in Syria, halts United States hotline

Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry stated that Russia's defenses would track the US-led coalition's warplanes and drones west of the Euphrates in Syria after a USA warplane had shot down a Syrian Su-22 fighter jet. "I don't recall this before, where you have USA forces shooting down a Syrian aircraft". A number of SDF fighters were wounded in the assault, and the SDF soon left Ja'Din. Read More »

Trump Acknowledges He Is Under Investigation For Russia


President Donald Trump speaks about the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scales of a baseball practice, Thursday, June 15, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington before the start of an event on Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow initiatives. Read More »

Ireland's 1st Indian-origin PM meets Theresa May


TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has revealed he was reminded of hit flick Love Actually when he walked into 10 Downing Street today. Ireland's first Indian-origin Prime Minister Leo Varadkar today met his United Kingdom counterpart Theresa May for bilateral talks during his first visit to 10 Downing Street amid political uncertainty in Britain. Read More »