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#Brexit: Britain could stay in EU, but only on poorer terms

Sinn Fein's Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill said: "I will be making it very clear that any deal between the Tories and the DUP can not be allowed to undermine the Good Friday and subsequent agreements". The anticipated deal with the DUP has forced Mrs May to reject claims that the Government will fatally undermine its supposed impartiality in Northern Ireland , in particular in the ongoing process to restore Stormont powersharing. Read More »

UK Finance Minister Philip Hammond seeks pragmatic Brexit

Meanwhile, a joint statement issued in London and Brussels said: "The first round of talks that will see Britain leave the European Union will start on Monday June 19". Since her gamble on a snap election failed a week ago, May has come under pressure from some in her own party to change her approach to Brexit talks. Read More »

Trump friend says the president is considering firing Mueller as special counsel

Rosenstein appointed Mueller to oversee the Russian Federation investigation on May 18. He described Mueller as operating independently from the Justice Department in his investigation. Mr Trump considers the inquiry a "witch hunt". They are also certainly going to be interested his involvement in the firing of Comey. 'No, what we're saying is look, I mean Marc Kasowitz is the lead lawyer in this case and is in charge of the legal team, has said clearly that he is putting forward a legal ... Read More »

Leonid Bershidsky: The EU won't help Theresa May

About two hours after the talks began, May emerged from 10 Downing Street without saying anything and left in a vehicle. "The Labour Party stands ready to offer strong and stable leadership in the national interest", he said. The EU will keep the door open for Britain to return, but only on worse terms than it now has, European Parliament Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt said Wednesday. Read More »

Trump May Be Laying Groundwork to Fire Mueller — WashPost

Naturally, he condemns it as a "witch hunt ". The newspaper noted that in a new phase of the investigation , Mueller plans on interviewing senior intelligence officials about Trump's conduct. Trump , believes that the mainstream media has not been fair to him and outlets like The New York Times , The Washington Post and CNN is against him. Read More »

Saudi cabinet expresses satisfaction over Qatar-related decisions

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Addressing lawmakers of the ruling Justice and Development Party in Ankara , Erdogan said "depriving Qatari people from food and water, travel, or worship is inhumane, non-Islamic". Erdogan called on Saudi Arabia's king as the leader of the region to resolve the impasse. A Gulf minister attempted to bribe the Somali president with $80 million to join the boycott of Qatar, amid an ongoing diplomatic dispute that has led to an all-out blockade, sources told The New Arab. Read More »

Trump considering 'terminating' Russian Federation probe leader Mueller

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Should Trump want to go around the department, the president would need to repeal the regulations enacted in 1999 that protect the special counsel from being summarily fired. Richard Painter, who served as top White House ethics lawyer under George W. Bush, offered an unvarnished take on the rumblings Monday night. In his interview with " NewsHour ", Ruddy said: "I personally think [seeking to remove Mueller] would be a very significant mistake, even though I don't think there's a ... Read More »

Three arrested in killing of Montgomery teens

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The teens were shot in Montgomery Village the night before their high school graduation on June 5. The suspects were identified in court records as Jose Canales-Yanez, 25; Edgar Garcia-Gaona, 24; and his brother Roger Garcia, 19, all residents of Montgomery County. Read More »

Doctors call Scalise's condition improved

The Congressman suffered "substantial damage" to his bones, organs and blood vessels, he said. The Louisiana lawmaker, who is the No. 3 Republican in the House, remains in critical condition at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. "Most importantly, we are forever grateful for the heroism of Special Agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey, who saved the lives of everyone at the baseball field that morning, including Steve's", Scalise's wife, Jennifer, said in the statement. Read More »

Special court convicts six over 1993 Mumbai blasts

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While interacting with the media special CBI counsel Deepak Salvi said that the trial for the seven, arrested between 2003 and 2010, had to be separated as they were nabbed after a substantial portion of the previous trial was completed. The Mumbai blasts had killed 257 people and injured around 713 others between 1.30 pm and 3.40 pm on Mar.12, 1993. The blasts destroyed the Bombay Stock Exchange building, Mandvi Branch Corporation Bank and three hotels - Hotel Sea Rock, Hotel Juhu Centaur ... Read More »

Judge orders Cosby jury to keep deliberating

Quaaludes was a highly popular party drug in the 1970s that was banned in the U.S.in 1982. Cosby's sexual assault case involves his sexual encounter with Andrea Constand, 44, at his suburban Philadelphia home. As the jurors left for the day, O'Neill heaped praise on them, thanking them for their dedication and the sacrifice they've made being 300 miles (482 kilometers) from home in the Pittsburgh area. Read More »

UK to hold two-year Brexit parliament

A survey by the Pew Research Center of almost 10,000 citizens across 10 European nations, including the United Kingdom, showed that a sharp dip in the EU's popularity was reversed after Britain voted to leave the bloc in June a year ago. After the general election fiasco, May hopes to secure the backing of the ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party, which would add the DUP's 10 seats to the Conservatives' 317 in the 650-member House of Commons. Read More »

Vice President Pence hires outside legal counsel

There were also news reports that Flynn's lawyers had alerted Trump's transition team, which Pence led, that Flynn was under federal investigation for his secret ties to the Turkish government as a paid lobbyist - a claim the White House disputes. Read More »

EU, Britain fail to agree Brexit talks start date

But a deadly fire at a tower block in London delayed the announcement of any deal. "My preoccupation is that time is passing, it is passing quicker than anyone believes because the subjects we have to deal with are extraordinarily complex", he added. Read More »

'Cuban/American Friends Are Very Happy' With New Cuba Policy

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The announcement of President Trump -it adds- goes against the support of most of the USA public opinion, including the Cuban emigration in that country, to the calls for fully lifting the blockade and establishing normal relations. The new realities of U.S.travel to Cuba will be determined by the regulations that federal agencies will produce as a result of the new policy. Obama and his aides argued that commerce and travel between the countries, which has blossomed since he relaxed the ... Read More »

Jurors Enter 5th Day of Deliberation in Cosby Rape Trial

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John's Law School in NY, and a former prosecutor. With the jury struggling to find common ground, some of the other women who have accused Cosby of sexual assault confronted sign-waving Cosby supporters gathered on the courthouse steps to await the outcome. Read More »

Suspect arrested in connection to double homicide near Powell River

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A young man is in custody after a shooting in the village of Lund, BC left two people dead and another in hospital Saturday morning. The suspect, a 19-year-old male, remains in custody. Investigators from Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit have been brought to assist the RCMP in investigating the crime. No further details were released. Read More »

Australian Kirsty Boden confirmed dead in London terror attack

Kirsty Boden of Loxton, South Australia. Her family and friends had been desperately searching for her since Sunday night and have finally found out that she had been killed in the attack on London Bridghe. On Tuesday, Ms Zelenak's family said they had braced themselves for the worst. French national Xavier Thomas . He said authorities had not shared any information with them. Read More »

Southwest Floridians await Trump Cuba announcement

But how numerous steps President Barack Obama took to thaw our relationship with Cuba could Trump actually undo? Cuban-Americans have been anxiously awaiting President Donald Trump's announcement in Miami Friday of changes to US policy toward Cuba, though it appears the changes will be more like a tweak of the Obama-era provisions. Read More »

UK election throws up wider array of Brexit alternatives

A source in May's Conservative Party said talks continued on Friday. Talks are due to begin on Monday , before the new government has been agreed upon. But the withdrawal and future are intimately linked". Mrs May had also said no deal would be better than a bad deal, when planning to carve out a hard Brexit. Read More »

Portuguese radio says 25 people killed in forest fires

Around 500 firefighters in 160 vehicles were later dispatched to tackle the blaze. The fire, which has yet to be controlled, is already one of the deadliest forest fires in Portugal in decades. Gomes added that another 14 civilians had been hurt in the fire, 10 of them seriously. Firefighters did "all they could" when faced with the blaze, he added. Read More »