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Trade deals not on agenda for looming Brexit talks

There was no immediate response from Davis's Department for Exiting the European Union on whether this meant the United Kingdom has given up on its hopes for parallel talks to take place simultaneously on withdrawal and trade. "We want to end the anxiety facing 4 million citizens", he said. Prime Minister Theresa May has repeatedly insisted the Government is prepared to walk away from the talks, claiming no deal is better than a bad deal. Read More »

Police identifies third attacker of London attack

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Police had been searching for Xavier Thomas, a French man who had been missing since three assailants plowed a vehicle into crowds on the London Bridge and attacked people in Borough Hall with knives on Saturday. Boden was a nurse from Australia who had been working in London . She also said she agreed with the Muslim religious leaders who refused to recite funeral prayers for the attackers. Read More »

President Trump Setting Up to Sack Robert Mueller

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Reporters who shouted questions for clarification after Trump stepped off Marine One on his return to the White House on Friday from a Miami trip got no answers. The Justice Department on Friday said any such of consideration of recusal was premature. Trump blasted Mueller on Twitter on Thursday, saying the Russian Federation probe was being "led by some very bad and conflicted people", apparently referring to the special counsel. Read More »

Trump again blasts investigation over ties to Russian Federation

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A member of President Donald Trump's outside legal team says the president is not under investigation, contradicting a recent tweet from Trump. It was not clear whether the president was basing his tweet on direct knowledge, or on reports this week that special counsel Robert Mueller is examining whether he obstructed justice by firing Mr Comey last month amid the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Trump allies turn fire on Mueller

He too said Mueller should be left to conduct his investigation independently. Ruddy said the ethics behind Mueller's presence are concerning considering how he was appointed to be special counsel. Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller last month and has the authority to remove him, told a Senate Appropriations subcommittee that he saw no cause for Mueller's dismissal. Read More »

Southern Baptists vote to decry 'alt-right white supremacy' after heated dispute

Southern Baptists "decry every form of racism, including alt-right white supremacy, as antithetical to the Gospel of Jesus Christ" and " we denounce and repudiate white supremacy and ever form of racial and ethnic hatred as of the devil". Many alt-right members claim to be Southern Baptists, he said. Meanwhile, McKissic was incensed. "We're turning the corner", McKissic told reporters. Read More »

United Kingdom police arrest seventh suspect over London bridge attack

The London Bridge attackers wore fake explosive belts that had water bottles wrapped in silver tape, and may have planned to create a "siege situation" during their terror rampage , authorities said. Investigators have spoken to 262 people from 19 different countries in connection with the probe, 78 of whom are "significant" witnesses. In that report it was also mentioned that the terrorists had used highly unusual pink ceramic knives in their stabbing attack . Read More »

Forest fires kill 19 in central Portugal

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The prime minister said the death toll could rise as firefighters inspected charred remains of some buildings in remote villages. A number of bodies have been recovered from burned-out vehicles, Gomes said at the civil defence service's central command in Pedrogao Grande, the area worst hit by the blaze . Read More »

Latest DC Buzz: Will Trump Fire Mueller?

Some have alleged that Mueller can not be a fair special counsel because of his relationship with former FBI Director James Comey , who was sacked by President Donald Trump last month. However, White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee says, "Chris speaks for himself". The official, who would not detail what the two discussed during the interview , said it took place on May 16. Read More »

Killed, 59 Injured In Portugal Forest Fire

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UPDATE 8.50am: nearly 40 people have been killed in forest fires raging through central Portugal , many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road. Portugal was hit by a series of fires past year which devastated more than 100,000 hectares (1,000 square kilometers) of the mainland. He said authorities were anxious about strong winds that could help spreading the blaze further. Read More »

Child dies following mass food poisoning outbreak in Mosul refugee camp

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Iraqi officials say at least two people have died after falling ill from an iftar meal in an IDP camp outside Mosul . Iraq's health minister told The Associated Press that a girl and woman died and more than 750 people were affected. The camp is of one 12 established by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to provide shelter to now 316,000 internally displaced Iraqis near Mosul. "We are waiting for the police investigations to understand clearly the chain of events and to draw lessons from ... Read More »

London fire deaths rise to 30, many missing

The cause of Wednesday's blaze is still under investigation, but anger has mounted in the community amid reports that exterior paneling used in an extensive renovation completed past year may have been banned by United Kingdom rules. Some 19 patients are still being treated in hospital, of whom 10 are in a critical condition, the National Health Service said Saturday. Officials are using dental records, fingerprints and DNA samples to try and positively identify victims. Read More »

Afghan police attack kills five police

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Col. Abdul Qahar Aram, spokesman for the 209th Corps, said an Afghan soldier had opened fire , wounding foreign soldiers in the garrison area of the camp. That attack came just days after three US soldiers were killed and another wounded during a joint US-Afghan military operation in the same region. The US now has roughly 8,400 troops in Afghanistan (excluding those in country on a temporary basis), while North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and coalition allies have a total of about 5,000 ... Read More »

Protesters storm town hall in London, demand justice after deadly high-rise fire

But public anger has been swelling, with furious residents heckling May and storming the local authority headquarters Friday. Fire-resistant panels cost $40.60 per square meter, about $3.40 more than the standard model, the Times said. "My government will do whatever it takes to help those affected, get justice and keep our people safe", she said. She also pledged 5 million pounds ($6.39 million) of support, housing guarantees and help with access to bank accounts and cash. Read More »

3 days of mourning for Portugal fire victims

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Authorities have declared three days of mourning starting on Sunday. Investigators found a tree that was hit during a "dry thunderstorm", the head of the national judicial police told Portuguese media. "We express our condolences to those that have lost loved ones", said Christos Stylianides of the European Commission. France is sending three planes, while Spain has sent several firefighting aircraft. Read More »

Mamata Banerjee trying to divert our movement: GJM chief

Lobbing the ball back into the state government's court, the Centre feels its hands are tied in initiating tripartite talks to end the current impasse in the Darjeeling hills, till the West Bengal government gives its formal consent to begin any dialogue. Read More »

4 protestors arrested at Columbus Pride parade

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His death garnered national attention after his girlfriend began recording the incident on Facebook Live. - The family of Philando Castile left the courthouse with angry tears, and a grief as fresh as a year ago, when Officer Jeronimo Yanez killed Castile in a hail of seven bullets. Read More »

Portugal forest fire death toll rises to 39

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Gomes said most of the victims were caught in their vehicles on the road. The number of dead, which includes at least four children, is expected to rise, El Hammar said. "My thoughts are with the victims in Portugal", EU commission head Jean-Claude Juncker tweeted. Stylianides says that in response to a request for help by Portugal, Spain and France are both sending aircraft to help fight the flames. Read More »

No need for alarm bells after draw, says Ronaldo

He would nearly certainly secure the prize if he can help Portugal win the Confederations Cup , the main warm-up event for next year's World Cup. Ronaldo teed up Ricardo Quaresma to fire Portugal ahead in the first half in Kazan , but the goal was cancelled out before the break by Mexico striker Javier Hernandez's bullet header. Read More »

Engulfed in chaos, UK government looks for success in Brexit talks

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European Union officials see the start of Brexit talks on Monday as a sign Theresa May is accepting their format for negotiations but they expect no quick deals and are wary the prime minister may try to break with Brussels protocol. "But the withdrawal and future are intimately linked". "We want to end the anxiety facing 4 million citizens", he said. "That is why we are pushing ahead with negotiations on Monday". Read More »

Trump Says Comey Lied, Will Testify Under Oath

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It concerns a time when Comey was leading an FBI investigation into Russia's interference in the presidential election and its ties to the Trump campaign. Mr Trump's aides have dodged questions about whether conversations relevant to the Russian Federation investigation have been recorded, and so has the president. Read More »

Special counsel reportedly investigating Trump for obstruction of justice

The president, while boarding Marine One on the White House South Lawn Friday morning en route to Miami ignored a reporter's question as to whether he still has faith in Rosenstein. The statements from both men come as Washington struggles to make sense of investigations into the Trump campaign's potential ties to Russian Federation - and the White House's ever-changing response to those investigations. Read More »

Xi snubs Sharif in Astana over China duo's killing in Pakistan

The formation of the SCO was announced in June 2001. President of Russia Vladimir Putin said: "I am glad that we met for a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the SCO Summit ". He congratulated India on joining SCO and said that the organisation gives a shared platform to fight terrorism. The Prime Minister, speaking in the presence of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif among others, also asserted that sovereignty and territorial integrity ... Read More »

Trump to Limit Cuba Travel, Restrict Business Deals with Military

How will the Cuban government respond? Still, Cuba said it is willing to continue "respectful dialogue" with on topics of mutual interest. Marco Rubio , both Cuban-American Republicans from South Florida. Cafe Versailles, in the heart of Miami's "little Havana", may not be the heartbeat for the Cuban-American movement in the U.S. But it is arguably its soul. Read More »