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United Kingdom sees 'happy' Brexit outcome for both sides, says Boris Johnson


Anxious by immigration and loss of sovereignty, Britain voted a year ago to end its four-decades-old membership of the 28-country bloc - the first state ever to do so. "That's a statement of legal fact", he said. Whatever the outcome of the negotiations between the United Kingdom and the EU, Brexit won't mean the end of contracting opportunities in the EU. Read More »

Cuba to Trump: Castro regime was never going to give up fugitives


Trump also declared that, 'the harboring of criminals and fugitives will end. Politico's Morning Agriculture Report says the opportunity for American agriculture to export more products to Cuba may suffer under the new policy. It's a sharp contrast to Obama's a year ago, during which top USA and Cuban diplomats met regularly to discuss topics including law-enforcement cooperation and compensation for Americans whose property was taken during the 1959 Cuban revolution. Read More »

UK, EU play up chance of Brexit deal


The statement Sunday was authored British Chambers of Commerce, Confederation of British Industry, EEF, Federation of Small Businesses and Institute of Directors. Mrs May has promised MPs a "take it or leave it" vote on whether to accept the deal or take Britain out of the European Union without agreement and fall back on World Trade Organisation rules. Read More »

GJM protest intensifies; Rajnath appeals for calm

The GJM , which is agitating for Gorkhaland , scaled up its protests following the arrest of the son of Morcha leader Amar Rai and raids in the houses of party leaders. Singmari area in Darjeeling turned into a battleground as GJM activists threw petrol bombs and stones at the anti-riot police personnel, who fired teargas shells and baton-charged to disperse the mob. Read More »

Britain, EU start Brexit negotiations

United Kingdom negotiator David Davis says that Britain has gone into Brexit negotiations looking for a "positive and constructive tone" to deal with the myriad issues dividing both sides. "We have to commit ourselves now mutually to guarantee rights to citizens on either side of the Channel so they can continue their lives as in the past", Mr Barnier said. Read More »

Australia suspends air strikes in Syria: government


The Defense Ministry explained the move by saying it will stop abiding by its military cooperation agreement with the United States in Syria. The ministry has demanded a thorough investigation by the USA military command into the incident with the Syrian government military jet, with the results to be shared with the Russian side. Read More »

At impasse, Bill Cosby jury tests patience of judge, defense

Jurors made no inclination of which side they are leaning toward. Judge Steven T. O'Neill then read the definition, which included a doubt that would cause a "reasonable person" to "hesitate before acting on a matter of importance" as well as a doubt that was not "manufactured to avoid the carrying out of an unpleasant duty". Read More »

Vince Cable to run for Liberal Democrats' leadership


Liberal Democrat veteran Sir Vince Cable is to run in the leadership race for the party's top job after Tim Farron stepped down. He is expected to face competition from Ed Davey, another returning Cabinet minister from the Coalition years, and from Norman Lamb, a former health minister. Read More »

Britain Starts Brexit Talks With a Whimper, Not a Bang

The talks will commence with a focus on its withdrawal, including the disputed question of the money owed to the European Union , and other wider issues such as rights of European Union citizens to stay in the United Kingdom, and the future of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Read More »

Brexit talks to begin amid post-election fallout in Britain

Five business bodies from the United Kingdom have written a letter to Business Secretary Greg Clark, asking for access to the European single market till such time that the Brexit deal is cemented. The business bodies have mentioned that the European Union single market has a host of economic benefits to offer, including freedom of movement for capital and people, goods, services and these translate into significant benefits for all market players. Read More »

How Many Rio Tinto plc (ADR) (NYSE:RIO)'s Analysts Are Bullish?


Also, insider Christopher Lynch sold 7,582 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 31st. Finally, ProVise Management Group LLC boosted its stake in Rio Tinto PLC by 2.2% in the first quarter. Rio Tinto plc has a 1-year low of GBX 1,932.00 and a 1-year high of GBX 3,718.50. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: This story was first posted by Chaffey Breeze and is owned by of Chaffey Breeze. Read More »

Minute's silence for victims of Grenfell Tower blaze

Appearing on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, Mr Hammond said: "My understanding is the cladding in question, this flammable cladding which is banned in Europe and the United States, is also banned here". The money will be taken from the Government's £5 million emergency fund which they pledged would be spent on aid, clothing and food for the victims. Read More »

Merkel seeks 'good agreement' with UK on Brexit

The British and EU Brexit negotiators agreed how to organise talks on Britain's divorce at a first meeting in Brussels on Monday, where both sides stressed goodwill but also the huge complexity and tight deadline. President Donald Trump - predicting the bloc's eventual break-up. However, Britain's negotiating leverage is, arguably at its weakest level in more than a decade after a shambolic snap election result for Prime Minister Theresa May , which surrendered her parliamentary ... Read More »

Mexico govt accused of spying on journalists and activists


Aristegui, a veteran reporter, is known in Mexico for a 2014 expose revealing that President Enrique Pena Nieto's wife had bought a US$7 million (RM29 million) Mexico City mansion from a government contractor. The spyware is made by a secretive Israeli firm called NSO Group, owned by USA private equity firm Francisco Partners Management. The accusation follows a report in the New York Times that says they were targeted with spyware meant to be used against criminals and terrorists. Read More »

Virginia Primaries: Gillespie wins close Republican race; Northam clinches Democratic


While Gillespie had his stronghold in Fairfax County, Stewart scored big in Loudon County, Prince William County as well as rural central and southwest regions of the state. He has been a lukewarm supporter of Trump, but cast himself as a true conservative who will cut taxes and promote business. He repeatedly attacked Gillespie, the front-runner in the GOP contest for not defending the images of the state's past. Read More »

Theresa May 'reassures' Irish PM on DUP deal


David Davis, right, and Michel Bernier, left, begin Brexit negotiations in Brussels but Ireland's for Foreign Affairs and Brexit Simon Coveney has said failure to secure a withdrawal agreement will be disastrous for Ireland. Her assurances follow reports that the DUP has issued a number of demands - including a commitment to maintaining the pensions triple lock - in return for lending its support to Mrs May's minority government. Read More »

Two Pakistani diplomats go missing in Afghanistan


Afghan officials frequently accuse Pakistan of supporting the Taliban and providing sanctuary for the guerrillas on its soil in hopes of maintaining influence in Afghanistan . These militants have since been launching attacks in Pakistan from their Afghan safe havens. It is yet not clear if the two diplomats have been kidnapped and no group or individual has so far not commented regarding the missing of the two individuals so far. Read More »

Brexit: 'Put economy first' say business groups


European Union leaders have said they hope sufficient progress is made on the key divorce issues by the autumn to allow discussions to begin on the future trade and security relationship. Johnson urged Europeans to look at the more distant future. Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said: "If we don't succeed, both sides will lose". Read More »

Muslim community wants to educate the public despite London attack

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said: "Our thoughts are with all those affected by the incident at Seven Sisters Road and their families, friends and communities". In a statement on behalf of the family, Ellis, 26, said: "We are massively shocked; it's unbelievable, it still hasn't really sunk in". British Prime Minister Theresa May said authorities are treating it as a potential terrorist attack, and called it a "terrible incident". Read More »

RJD backs Nitish, says BJP is selling Yoga 'like a commodity'

Mayawati, for example, who is a Dalit icon, said she would not object to Mr Kovind unless the opposition fields another Dalit as its candidate. While the Left's Sitaram Yechury suggested to enforce an election for the President of India post, non-NDA parties like BJD, TRS and YSRCP have announced their support to Ram Nath Kovind . Read More »

United States shoots down Syria plane, Russian Federation threatens retaliation

The United States and Russia have a standing agreement that should prevent in-the-air incidents involving USA and Russia jets engaged in operations in Syria , but the Russian defense ministry is suspending the deal. Why did the U.S. Navy down a Pro-Assad jet fighter? A US defense official has said to Fox News that the Super Hornet that shot down the Syrian jet has based on board the USS George H.W. Read More »

We Need A Robert Mueller Resignation Or A Second Special Counsel

The recusal made Rosenstein the effective Attorney General on those matters. If true, the investigation represents an expansion of Mr Mueller's original probe into links between Moscow and the 2016 Trump presidential election campaign. "We do not know what this report refers to", Jamie Gorelick , an attorney for Kushner, said in response . Since then, Mueller, who served as FBI director before Comey, took over the investigation. Read More »

British media name suspect in mosque attack

Khan says all these incidents are attacks on the city's shared values. The group's general secretary, Harun Khan, described the incident as a hate crime against Muslims. But the police said they had responded "instantly" as officers were in the immediate vicinity, and that additional officers arrived within 10 minutes. Read More »

Trump decries 'witch hunt,' lawyer insists no probe

But if he doesn't resign, Attorney General Jeff Sessions should appoint another special counsel to take over the obstruction-of-justice part of the investigation, where Mueller is disqualified. The president has directed some of his frustration at Rosenstein and Mueller. Sen. Representative Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on House Intelligence Committee , said last Sunday that Trump and his personal attorney are trying to "take down" Mueller before he finishes his ... Read More »