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UK Said to Accede to EU Demand Brexit Talks Tackle Split First

In practice, UK sources say there is no prospect of Britain signing any cheques until the details of the future EU-UK relationship and transitional arrangements are worked out. "We will negotiate in good faith but it is a negotiation, we recognize there will be an exchange of views and we will take that forward in a spirit of genuine cooperation". Read More »

Greater polarisation is the real victor in the UK election

Sinn Fein will meet Theresa May face-to-face, to raise fears that her planned deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) will prevent the restoration of power sharing in Northern Ireland. The proposed deal would see the DUP back the Conservatives in votes on the Budget and on any confidence motion while other matters would be negotiated on an issue-by-issue basis. Read More »

Saudi-Turkish ties strained over differing views on Qatar

It's very complicated at the moment". Then Qatari Crown Prince Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani seized power in a 1995 coup and began to reshape his country's influence through strategic alliances with Iran , trade relations with Israel and construction of the US air base. Read More »

UK Government scrambles to limit fallout from London fire

It was from the man who back in the Seventies sold to the local council the original cladding for Grenfell Tower. As he explained, it consisted of Glasal panels in which were sealed white asbestos cement, so tightly compressed that no fibres could escape. Read More »

Congressional baseball game draws record crowd

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The 66 year-old, who apparently volunteered with Bernie Sanders' failed presidential campaign, wounded four people including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , before being shot and killed by U.S. And, in late March, the authorities said he relocated to Alexandria, just south of Washington . A USA official told CBS News that James Hodgkinson , the Alexandria shooter , had a list of names including GOP Reps. Read More »

Russia criticizes Trump for 'Cold War rhetoric' on Cuba

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Applauding the Cuban dissidents in the audience, some of whom were tortured by the Castro regime, Trump pledged to "expose" the Cuban dictatorship for its human rights abuses. And they will saddle the U.S. government with the complicated task of policing United States travel to Cuba to make sure there are no transactions with the military-linked conglomerate that runs much of the Cuban economy. Read More »

Talks Continue Between DUP And Conservatives

The Prime Minister will also meet the other Northern Ireland parties, the SDLP, the Ulster Unionists and the Alliance. Jeremy Corbyn , leader of the opposition Labour Party, which saw its number seats and share of the vote increase, said there could be another election this year or early in 2018 after last Thursday's vote produced no clear victor. Read More »

Mueller Could Be Fired, At a Steep Political Cost

According to Justice Department rules, special counsel Robert Mueller can not be fired without good cause. I do trust Mr. Mueller, and I was the first Republican in Congress to say that Attorney General Sessions should recuse himself in any matter regarding Russian Federation. Read More »

Donald Trump rakes in $300m from golf courses

Since President Trump voluntarily submitted a 98-page financial disclosure on Friday to the Office of Government Ethics , the first picture of the Trump Organization's finances has been made accessible. However, a spokesman said in December that Trump had liquidated his entire stock portfolio in June 2016, around the time he began pouring millions into his presidential campaign. Read More »

Sam McBride: Leaked document shows DUP-Tory deal is no shotgun marriage

Arlene Foster , the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), met May for talks in Downing Street on Tuesday but Sky News reported she had returned to Belfast on Wednesday evening, leaving party colleagues to continue the negotiations."We are continuing to have talks but today, as you will imagine, there has been a real focus on this awful tragedy in London", May said.Even with a deal nearing to secure her government's survival, May is so weakened that her Brexit strategy has become the ... Read More »

Afghanistan Bombing: At Least Seven Killed in Blast Outside Herat Mosque

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The statement further stated that 50 more staff members were injured in the attack. At least seven people were killed in an explosion at the entrance of a mosque in western Afghanistan Tuesday, an Afghan official said. He asserted that the Taliban, and Afghans in general, would welcome any peace conference that is organized for ending the "occupation" of their country because all other gatherings would be "futile and unproductive". Read More »

Gerry Adams: Tories and DUP will be 'coalition for chaos'

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood warned that the future of Northern Ireland could not be left "in the hands of a Tory-DUP government". Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said the power arrangement between the Conservative government and the DUP will be a "coalition for chaos" that threatens peace in Northern Ireland. Read More »

58 presumed dead in London tower block blaze

Churches and community centers are providing meals and support, and donations of clothing, toys and household supplies are flooding in. London police said an investigation, led by a detective from its homicide and major crime unit, would examine whether criminal offences had been committed although they said there was nothing to suggest the fire was started deliberately. Read More »

'Winner' Corbyn gets standing ovation from Labour MPs in Commons

Theresa May has no mandate to govern, he suggested, and her administration is "on notice from voters". Has Jeremy Corbyn's election performance been overstated? The major uncertainty going in to the election had been whether young people, who are more pro-European and have been enthused by Corbyn's leadership of the Labour Party, would turn out to vote in force. Read More »

Bodies of missing sailors found on stricken Navy destroyer

A statement from the USA navy fleet said that the crash caused 'significant damage and associated flooding to two berthing spaces, a machinery space, and the radio room'. All 20 Filipino crew members aboard the ship are safe and it has set up a task force to deal with the accident, the company said, according to the Kyodo News Agency. Read More »

Britain to Convene Two-Year Legislative Session to Tackle Brexit

David Davis said that he was approaching Brexit talks "in a constructive way". 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. Read More »

Trump insists there's no proof he colluded with Russia

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Since then Mueller, who served as FBI director before Comey, has taken over the investigation. The tweet from President Trump on Friday was more of a squawk. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the widening investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election . The special counsel can only be fired by Rosenstein , though the president could in in theory direct Rosenstein to fire him. Read More »

Mostly sunny skies, humid conditions in Charleston area on this Father's Day

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Giving it a 30 percent chance. Up to a quarter-inch of rain is possible, more in storms. The high will be near 90 after a morning low of 70. Friday .Mostly cloudy. NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Friday , will keep the rain chances the same. South wind around 10 miles per hour. Read More »

Trump making case for apprenticeships to fill jobs gap

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The order looks to expand apprenticeships and job-training programs by giving more freedom to third-party companies and schools, according to two senior White House officials. The nation now has about 500,000 apprenticeships, which make up less than 1 percent of all jobs. Until now, the president has raced to unwind Obama-era energy regulations to save coal industry jobs that may soon be extinct anyway due to market forces tipping toward clean energy. Read More »

No proof on collusion with Russians

In early May, on the day Comey was sacked, Rosenstein wrote a scathing memo about the way Comey conducted himself during the Hillary Clinton email investigation . In a sign of the newfound seriousness of Mueller's investigation, Vice President Mike Pence's office confirmed that he has hired an attorney to deal with the special counsel investigation. Read More »

Backed Syrian force attacks IS-held Raqqa

The fighting has devastated communities in both countries and forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes. Photo courtesy of Raqqa Campaign. The government, however, regards the intervention of the US -led coalition as illegitimate, as the state media outlets in Syria release news of civilian deaths by the coalition strikes on a daily basis. Read More »

Gingrich: 'The President of the United States cannot obstruct justice'

Gingrich, speaking on Fox News' "Outnumbered", offered his prayers to those injured and promptly lumped the violent incident in with what he called a broader trend coming from those opposed to President Donald Trump . "I keep telling everybody at the White House, this is not like NY real estate law, this is criminal law", he said. Scarborough also slammed Gingrich for pushing such conspiracy theories just one day after an unhinged Bernie Sanders supporter shot five people - including ... Read More »

Sandeson found guilty in Taylor Samson's death

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Sandeson appeared impassive as the verdict was read in court. Cheers and sobs were heard in the courtroom following the verdict. The 12-member jury has deliberated for almost 20 hours in total since Thursday afternoon. They also saw drugs and cash. The second time he peered inside, Blades said he didn't see the man sitting at the table, but saw streak marks leading down the hall towards the bathroom. Read More »

May heckled as London fire toll hits 30

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Sixteen bodies have been taken to a mortuary, and the first victim formally identified was named as Mohammad Alhajali, a 23-year-old Syrian refugee. The queen marked her official birthday Saturday by saying Britain remains "resolute in the face of adversity" after the horrendous fire and recent extremist attacks in London and Manchester . Read More »