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UK's Hammond calls for smooth Brexit to avoid cliff edge


Mr Carney said: 'Depending on whether and when any transition arrangement can be agreed, firms on either side of the channel may soon need to activate contingency plans. "I want that access to EIB funding to continue while we are members of the European Union on equal terms", the chancellor said. The first part of of Hammond's strategy for ensuring a Brexit "that works for Britain" will be "securing a comprehensive agreement for trade in goods and services". Read More »

South Korea to throw out any plans for new nuclear reactors


South Korea to soon begin the mass-production of new missile interceptor code-named M-SAM to fight its neighbour North Korea . Tuesday's flights by B-1Bs came shortly after the death of a USA college student who was recently released by North Korea in a coma following more than 17 months of captivity. Read More »

Teen police cadets steal 3 LAPD patrol cars


CBS News reports that in their investigations, officials tracked down a third missing LAPD patrol vehicle, which was found parked close to the 77th Street police station. The three were part of a programme for teenage volunteers who work in police stations and go through an academy to learn about the criminal justice system. Read More »

UK Confirms It Will Leave EU Single Market Upon Brexit


Speaking after his first meeting with European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier since being appointed to his new role, Mr Coveney said Ireland's unique circumstances are well understood in Brussels. It also appears Mr Davis and Mr Michel Barnier may have to negotiate in the dark as staff have been told to switch off all the lights. Barnier said there was agreement that the negotiators would first look at citizen's rights, the outstanding bill Britain must pay for ... Read More »

4 more arrested in LA police cadets scandal


At least one of the vehicles was driven for a significant amount of miles . After all three were arrested, it emerged that a third vehicle had also been stolen, and had been kept for over two weeks. The cadets used a vacationing sergeant's name to access the police department's automated inventory system and sign out the cars, two police stun guns and two police radios, Beck said. Read More »

Russian Jet Flies Within Feet of US Plane Over Baltic Sea


So, on Monday over the Baltic sea Russian su-27 is rapidly approaching American aircraft RC-135 and missed him at the distance of only half a meter. Captain Jeff Davis also told reporters today that the us plane did nothing to provoke this behavior from the Russian jet. Read More »

Georgia voters streaming to polls in expensive Congress race


An election official in Georgia's most-populous county says he's aiming to have final results in by 11 p.m. Tuesday in Georgia's closely-watched congressional election. Check out the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's live blog in text format here or its Twitter feed here. He has said he grew up in the district and now lives close to Emory University, where his fiancée attends medical school. Read More »

Rebels among UK's ruling Conservatives to scupper 'no-deal' Brexit

The proportion of young people aged 18-24 who voted was at its highest for 25 years. This coincided with a swing to the Conservatives among the over-55s, resulting in the biggest age gap since Ipsos Mori's records began in 1979. While the overall vote share for the Lib Dems was relatively unchanged, there was a great deal of churn under the surface - only 51% of people who voted Lib Dem last time did so again this year, with rest coming roughly equally from Labour and the Conservatives. Read More »

Turkish troops arrive in Qatar amid Gulf tensions


The US state department says it is "mystified" that Gulf states have not released details about their grievances towards Qatar more than two weeks after they imposed a blockade on the country. "We've just said to the parties involved: Let's finish this". "Contrary to media reports, there haven't been big withdrawals from banks in Qatar, and the embargo is only having a limited effect on the banking sector here, and one that is easily manageable", a central bank official told Reuters news ... Read More »

Russian jet comes within 5 feet of United States spy plane

Russia disputed claims that its aircraft was at fault during the encounter and said it intercepted two U.S. reconnaissance aircraft as they "approached the Russian state border". -backed fighters in northern Syria. Once alongside, the Russian jet was "provocative" in its flight maneuvers and flying "erratically", according to another official. Read More »

Ronaldo summoned to court, Mourinho accused of tax fraud

Ronaldo wants only money from Real, nothing more". Last week, the Portuguese worldwide was accused of €14.7m in tax evasion through offshore companies. Ronaldo , who is in Russian Federation at the Confederations Cup playing for Portugal, has played in Spain for Real Madrid since 2009. The transfer market has been hit with a trigger following Ronaldo's hint that he could leave Spain if he is eventually hammered in the tax case. Read More »

Mardan roundabout named after Oval hero Fakhar Zaman


India, who hold the hosting rights for the next Champions Trophy in 2021, lost the title to Pakistan by 180 runs in the final at The Oval on Sunday. "With the ball, we could have had more wicket-taking opportunities". Even after the special convoy escorting Sarfraz Ahmed from the airport got within sight of his Karachi home in the early hours of the morning, it took the Pakistan captain almost a half-hour to get from the vehicle to his house as a throng of adoring cricket fans clamored ... Read More »

Hawaii Becomes First State to Formally Adopt Paris Climate Pledge

Joining other governors and state and local leaders from the mainland, Governor David Ige signed legislation on Tuesday that will implement the steps outlined in the Paris Agreement in Hawaii . America has also promised to contribute $3 billion to a funding mechanism to help developing nations cope with the impact of global warming. Canada's commitment is to reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions to 30 per cent less than they were in 2005 by 2030. Read More »

Fighter jets deal shows deep USA support

As the Saudi-led bloc moved against Qatar , the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's attempts to remain neutral were overshadowed by a series of heavy handed Tweets from Trump , in which he accused Qatar of supporting "terror". "Pakistan has told Saudi Arabia it will not take sides in the brewing diplomatic crisis in the Middle East [West Asia] after Riyadh asked Islamabad "are you with us or with Qatar"," the paper said. Read More »

Iran fires missiles at IS targets

Australia is part of a USA -led coalition that has been waging war against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq . Russia , which is flying its own air war in Syria to prop up President Bashar al-Assad, condemned the incident and said it had shut off a special "deconfliction" hotline with the U.S. Read More »

Iran fires missiles into Syria in revenge for attacks

Syrian opposition activist Omar Abu Laila, who is based in Germany but closely follows events in his native Deir el-Zour, said two Iranian missiles fell near and inside the eastern town of Mayadeen, an Islamic State stronghold. Islamic State issued a statement claiming responsibility for the Tehran attack. Sharif says the missile launch reflects Iran's "military power" though Iran has no intention of starting another war. Read More »

Armed Russian Jet Comes Within 5 Feet Of US Recon Jet


This warning was in response to the Syrian jet that was shot down by the US after the jet made targets out of the American-allied rebels. "Given recent events, the coalition will not allow pro-regime aircraft to threaten or approach in close proximity to coalition and partnered forces", it said . Read More »

Runners-up India will take Champions Trophy defeat in stride


To avoid unnecessary and unwelcomed tensions, security personnel were deployed outside cricketer M. S. Dhoni's residence soon after the match. Pakistan compteley outclassed their opponents in all the three departments of the game as they clinch the title after an 180-run win with 117 balls to spare. Read More »

Former German chancellor Helmut Kohl passes away


On July 16, 1990, it fell to Gorbachev as Soviet president and to Kohl, as chancellor of West Germany , to reach an agreement on the reunification of communist East Germany with the capitalist west. The party leaders hinted that Kohl's tenure was more productive than his successors Gerhard Schröder and Merkel. Brussels lowered European flags to half mast in order to give tribute to Kohl. Read More »

London mosque attacker protected from mob

Nine people were hospitalised after a white driver, who witnesses said shouted , "I want to kill all Muslims ", slammed into a crowd near a mosque in the Finsbury Park area of London . Neighbours said Osborne had been thrown out of The Hollybush, his local pub in Pentwyn, a suburb of Cardiff, on Saturday for drunkenly insulting Muslims. Read More »

Donald Trump's slams North Korea over death of Otto Warmbier

His statement also said that the USA "cannot and should not tolerate the murder of its citizens by hostile powers". Hamilton County's Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco's (LAK'-schmee sam-MAHR'-kohz) office said Tuesday that only an external examination was performed on Otto Warmbier's body, per his family's request. Read More »

Senator: US at risk of military conflict with Russia, Iran in Syria

On Monday, Russia's defense ministry effectively drew a line across Syria west of the Euphrates River, saying that "all kinds of airborne vehicles, including aircraft and UAVs of the global coalition. Speaking in Washington , the top US military officer said the two sides were in delicate discussions to lower tensions. The truce was meant to be extended but now appears to have collapsed. Read More »