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UK's Hammond says new UK-EU regulatory process needed after Brexit

Mr Davis had been hoping for parallel trade discussions alongside negotiations on the divorce settlement with the EU. If free movement is to be a by-product of the minority government, membership of the Single Market could well follow. As William Hague once perceptively remarked, the Conservative Party is an autocracy tempered by regicide, so as soon as the Prime Minister appears unsalvageable to her colleagues, then they'll be characteristically brutal in removing her. Read More »

Jared Kushner speaks publicly for first time since the election

The Trump impersonator on comedy show Saturday Night Live affectionately described him "a little Jewish Amelie", after the close-lipped and impish star of the eponymous French film. 'Together we have set ambitious goals and empowered interagency teams to tackle our objectives, ' Kushner continued. "It's working and it's very exciting", he said. Read More »

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Strikes Syria For Tehran Attacks


The video has been viewed more than 170,000 times. The IRGC said the operation "struck them with lethal and crushing blows", adding that intelligence reports indicate "a large number of Takfiri terrorists have been killed and their equipment, systems and weapons have been destroyed ". Read More »

Qatar Diplomatic Crisis Continues To Reverberate Across Middle East


During his trip to Saudi Arabia last month , Trump said , several Arab nations spoke to him about confronting Qatar over its behavior. Qatar has nonetheless forged regional alliances independently of its fellow Gulf Cooperation Council states, drawing accusations from Saudi Arabia and its allies of serving Iranian interests. Read More »

UK police: Mosque attack suspect held on terror charges


It's madness. It is obviously sheer madness". Two were treated for minor injuries at the scene. The 48-year-old driver was pinned down by the angry crowd after reportedly yelling "I want to kill all Muslims" in chaotic scenes recorded and posted online. Read More »

Trump urges voters to back Republican in Tuesday's special elections


The race between Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel . Both parties are throwing their weight behind their candidates. If Handel loses, it will be a warning sign to House Republicans facing tough races in other suburban districts around the country, many of them among the 23 GOP-held seats where Trump trailed Clinton in 2016. Read More »

NI cladding 'not same as Grenfell Tower'


He fought back tears as he told reporters about the scene inside the 24-storey tower in north Kensington. The rest are missing, presumed dead, Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy said on Monday. He expects the operation to last "many, many weeks". May said after the meeting Saturday that there have been "huge frustrations" in the community as people tried to get information. Read More »

David Davis: 'Solid foundation' laid for Brexit talks

A terms-of-reference document agreed by the EU's Michel Barnier and Britain's David Davis said further talks would be held in the weeks starting on July 17, Aug 28, Sept 18 and Oct 9. European People's Party caucus leader Manfred Weber told German radio station Bayern 2 Monday: "Our big problem is that we have no picture, no idea at all what the British want". Read More »

Divorce talks finally begin between Britain and the European Union


Mr Davis gave Brussels' chief negotiator a rare book on mountaineering - a French-language version of Regards vers l'Annapurna, signed by Marcel Ichac, one of the two authors. The EU has said that before it will start discussing a future trade deal with the United Kingdom, it wants to resolve the biggest uncertainties arising from Brexit , including the future rights of around 3 million EU citizens in the United Kingdom and the arrangements for avoiding a hard border between Northern ... Read More »

Tropical storm warning issued for Louisiana's Gulf Coast


It is now producing 40 miles per hour sustained winds as it moves west at 23 miles per hour. It had maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 kph) with higher gusts, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami . An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter found a well-defined closed circulation in the storm. Currently, the National Hurricane Center has an 80% chance this becomes at least a Tropical Depression in the next 2 days as it continues a northwestward track. Read More »

Flash Flood Watch in Effect Monday Afternoon


Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall could cause flooding on highways, streets, underpasses, and other drainage areas and low lying spots. The rain and thunderstorms may last into the evening, before clearing later, the forecast says. If a severe thunderstorm warning is issued, move indoors immediately and stay away from windows. NWS also advises to avoid driving or walking through flooded areas. Read More »

Truck driver killed after migrants block road near Calais


The FTA - whose members include food and drink logistics firms - claimed the death on Tuesday morning (June 20) was preventable. Police arrived within 10 minutes, and the Eritreans were all arrested at the scene, he added. Published Friday, the letter signed by 65 people including filmmakers, actors, NGO workers, and influential politicians including left wing firebrand Jean-Luc Mélenchon, demands better treatment for migrants in Calais. Read More »

79 people presumed dead in London tower fire


London firefighters fought to hold back tears on Monday as they gathered to observe a minute's silence in memory of the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire , which is now known to have killed at least 79 people . As part of the inquiry, prominent Labour politician David Lammy said the government and police must seize all documents and records related to the building's renovation to avoid the destruction of incriminating evidence. Read More »

United States environment chief leaves G-7 climate talks early


Ahead of the G7's two-day Bologna encounter, Japan's environment minister Koichi Yamamoto had remarked over Trump's pullout: "The world is already turning carbon-free and I think there will be no change to this broad trend". The momentum of existing climate-change efforts and the availability natural gas, wind and solar power mean those loyal to the Paris accord in the USA will have an easier time, with emissions expected to fall overall for years, said Robert Perciasepe with the Center ... Read More »

Freed US student `brutalised´ by North Korea captors - father


Warmbier's doctors held a press conference on Thursday that starkly contrasted North Korea's explanation of his condition. He went on to reiterate that Dennis Rodman - who arrived for his fifth trip to North Korea wearing a "Pot Coin" T-shirt right around the time of Otto Warmbier's return - had nothing to do with his son's long-awaited release . Read More »

Iran fires missiles at Islamic State targets in Syria

Iran is a key ally of Russian Federation, the Iranian-backed Hezbollah movement of Lebanon, and the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad. The U.S. "And I have one message to Iran: Do not threaten Israel ". The IRGC had vowed revenge for the Tehran attacks and accused Saudi Arabia of supporting ISIS in the operation. Read More »

Puerto Rico votes for statehood in nonbinding, low-turnout election


The letter was published in the local newspaper El Vocero. The referendum isn't enough to make Puerto Rico a state. About 1.3 percent voted for the current commonwealth status and about 1.5 percent voted for independence. "We're a territory or a colonial territory". If made a state, Puerto Rico would be the poorest of the 51 states. The 4.2 million Puerto Ricans living in the mainland U.S. Read More »

Murder charge for Virginia man in attack on Muslim girl


At around 3 p.m on Sunday, remains believed to belong to the teen were found in a pond in the Sterling. As a press conference Monday evening, representatives of the Fairfax County Police Department continued to fight rumors that Nabra Hassanen was killed because she was Muslim. Read More »

EU, UK agree priorities, timetable for Brexit talks

Officials on both sides are playing down expectations of what can be achieved in one day. There's more that unites us than divides us. But the situation is very different from 12 months ago when the Brexiteers were riding high, with Prime Minister Theresa May's entire approach called into question after a disastrous election performance on June 8. Read More »

Real president Perez "not contemplating" Ronaldo departure

Perez said he could understood why the four-times world player of the year had been upset after he was accused last week of evading 14.7 million euros in tax through offshore companies. Yet United are not expecting to add one of the greatest players of all-time to their squad this summer, with Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata and Inter Milan's Ivan Perisic still the club's top transfer priorities at this point. Read More »

Shortage of 3 lakh yoga instructors in India: Assocham

This would be the third global yoga day function, after being organised in Delhi and Chandigarh. Now, here is a little glimpse of the International Yoga Day 2017 event being held in various parts of the world. Indiatourism offices in India, Institutes of the National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) and Indian Institutes of Tourism and Travel Management (IITTM) will also be organising International Day of Yoga events. Read More »

Amit Shah meets Uddhav Thackeray, seeks support for presidential election

Shah, along with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis , visited Thackeray's residence "Matoshree" and held a close-door meeting, which started around 10 am and lasted almost 75 minutes. Speaking about the recent farm loan waiver announced by the Maharashtra government, Shah said, "Through it we are offering relief to the farmers. Unless peace is restored and Pakistan stop meddling in the internal affairs of India and playing with the internal security by instigating the ... Read More »

Merkel seeks "good agreement" with UK on Brexit


Theresa May has lost her overall majority by calling a snap election on April 18, and she is now dependent on the support on the far-right DUP, renowned for its extremely conservative moral agenda, which includes a distinctively homophobic approach to politics. Read More »