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David Davis "encouraged" by first Brexit meeting

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The EU wants to deal with the first phase of divorce talks before moving on next year to discuss trade, though EU officials acknowledge that the agreements to be reached before Britain leaves can only be concluded as a whole package simultaneously. Read More »

Qatar opens new shipping routes via Oman amidst Gulf ban

Officials in Doha say an alleged hack of the state-run Qatar News Agency in late May saw controversial comments attributed to its ruling emir published. Iran , which lies across the Gulf from Qatar, has joined Erdogan in committing to support its isolated ally. "Let's stop fooling ourselves". The measures have prompted investors and economists to ponder how long Qatar, the world's biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas, can weather the pressure without having to devalue its currency or ... Read More »

Portugal draw against Mexico

Portugal drew 2-2 with Mexico in their Group A opener on Sunday in Kazan . KAZAN, Russia (AP ) - Title contenders Portugal and Mexico fought out an entertaining 2-2 draw in the Confederations Cup on Sunday, with each team scoring in the last five minutes. Read More »

Otto Warmbier, American Freed From North Korea in Coma, Has Died

Warmbier remained in a coma since returning from North Korea last week, where he had been detained for supposedly trying to steal a propaganda poster. Fred Warmbier praised his son's "performance" and Mr Trump's administration. He was critical of former President Barack Obama's approach to his son's situation. Read More »

Britain Kicks Off Brexit Talks With European Union

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Uncertainty over the future trading relationship also means that special status in the talks has been given to discussions on how to limit the impact on peace in Northern Ireland from the creation of a new EU-UK border with the Irish Republic. Read More »

Special Counsel Not Investigating President Donald Trump for Obstruction

For instance, we know based on Comey's testimony that there may well have been some serious obstruction of justice ahead of the election. But there are conflicting signals about what is actually happening. So why did Trump say what he did? In a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee that followed, Comey addressed Trump's tweet saying, "Lordy, I hope there are tapes". Read More »

United Kingdom sees 'happy' Brexit outcome for both sides

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He hailed that the the first session was "important", "open", and "useful indeed to start off on the right foot as the clock is ticking ". The British team includes the permanent secretary at the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) Olly Robbins; Phillip Rycroft, the department's second permanent secretary; and Simon Case, the newly appointed director-general of the UK-EU Partnership. Read More »

Talks begin over British divorce from European Union

The former Welsh Secretary was brought back into government by Theresa May after she became leader last June. Davis was appointed Secretary of State for exiting the European Union on July 13, 2016, shortly after the shock result of the Brexit referendum. Read More »

London mosque attack 'sickening': UK PM

Another eyewitness, who gave his name as Athman, told AFP: "People were screaming: "It's a terrorist attack , it's an attack, this guy attacked us", and I had to run back and tried to save people who were still alive and giving water, helping the police". Read More »

United Kingdom starts bid for Brexit deal

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Brexit talks under way in the Commission's Berlaymont building on Monday. The Queen's Speech sets out details of extensive UK Government legislation required to put Brexit into effect, expected to include a Great Repeal Bill bringing European Union laws and regulations onto the British statute book, as well as bills on issues including immigration and customs. Read More »

India beat Pakistan 7-1 in Hockey World League semi-final

Pakistan dominated with both bat and ball to thrash India by 180 runs and lift their maiden ICC Champions Trophy title at The Oval here on Sunday with Fakhar and Amir playing crucial roles for the green brigade. "Victory in the final has its own significance, it has added to the confidence of the little-known players who performed superbly and has given a new identity to the team after losing to India", they said. Read More »

Macron's Party Wins First Round of French Legislative Vote With

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The results showed Macron continuing to impress the French, a month after being elected France's youngest-ever president on May 7, reported The News International. Candidates who win a majority in their constituency will be elected on the first round, as long as they have the votes of at least 25 per cent of registered electors. Read More »

Jared Kushner speaks at tech event

He declined to join the interview, but when asked if he enjoyed their late-night walks on the Washington Mall, Kushner said: "Beautiful". He also said that it was the responsibility of federal agencies along with the government itself, to offer better services to its citizens. Read More »

US student freed by North Korea dies in hospital aged 22

Doctors last week revealed that Warmbier had suffered severe neurological injuries, and described him as being in a state of " unresponsive wakefulness ", opening his eyes and blinking, but showing no signs of understanding language or of being aware of his surroundings. Read More »

Finsbury Park mosque attacker identified

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Police have arrested a 48-year-old man and are treating the attack as a terror incident. Speaking outside her Downing Street residence, May said the attack was "a reminder that terrorism, extremism and hatred take many forms and our determination to tackle them must be the same, whoever is responsible". Read More »

EU's Michel Barnier vows 'constructive attitude' as Brexit talks get under way

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Still, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson remained upbeat Monday, saying he thinks the Brexit negotiations will yield "a happy resolution that can be done with profit and honor for both sides". "It is indeed our understanding that the agenda of the first negotiation round consists of issues related to the first phase of negotiations, which means citizens, money, Northern Ireland and some other exit-related questions", one diplomat said. Read More »

Trump's Russian Federation imbroglio - a red herring?

Comey also testified he had told Trump he was not under investigation. But soon after the abrupt termination, Trump told NBC News that he had been going to fire Comey regardless of any recommendations. Mueller has scheduled meetings with top intelligence officials to determine whether the President tried to pressure them to shut down the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

It's a massive boost for Pakistan cricket: Mickey Arthur

After losing their opening game against India by 145 runs, they staged a remarkable turnaround, winning their next three games against Sri Lanka, South Africa and England, in the semifinal, quite convincingly. Sarfraz said, "I think this is a great achievement for me, my team and my country". We knew we'd prepared well, we knew that game was an aberration, we knew we were better than that. Read More »

BJD to support Kovind, announces Patnaik

The final call will be taken in a meeting of all opposition parties on June 22", he said. "During the meeting, senior leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) had said that they will inform us before any announcement for a consensus, but they informed us after taking the decision". Read More »