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United Kingdom makes major concession on first day of Brexit talks

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After the first day of the crucial negotiations which have the potential to shape the UK's economic and political future for a generation, it was agreed that working groups of officials would aim to make progress on the issues of citizens' rights, the UK's financial settlement - the so-called divorce bill - and other issues to do with separation. Read More »

Turkish troops arrive in Qatar amid Gulf tensions

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Reading out a brief statement to media, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert on Tuesday (June 20) said that since the embargo was first enforced on June 5, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had had more than 20 phone calls and meetings with Gulf and other regional and global actors. Read More »

Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) to Issue $0.36 Quarterly Dividend

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The stock declined 0.61% or $0.93 reaching $152.47 per share. About 177,910 shares traded. PROBE METALS INC (CVE:PRB) has 0.00% since June 19, 2016 and is. The rating was initiated by Berenberg with "Buy" on Thursday, March 17. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Wednesday, March 2 by Robert W. Baird. 04/19/2017 - Mizuho began new coverage on Xcel Energy Inc . Read More »

Senate steers toward showdown vote next week on health bill

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McConnell said the Senate had taken a "different approach" from the the House version but Republicans remain deeply divided on key issues. A second conservative, Utah's Mike Lee, complained about not seeing the legislation despite being on the working group of senators assigned to craft it and said lawmakers should have seen the measure "weeks ago" if they're to vote next week. Read More »

Trump calls USA student's death a 'total disgrace'

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Tuesday's flights by B-1Bs came shortly after the death of a USA college student who was recently released by North Korea in a coma following more than 17 months of captivity. Trump has previously said he sought a diplomatic solution to rein in North Korea. "There should at least be a form for them to fill out that says, 'If I go to North Korea, I understand I am taking great risk and I do not hold the American government responsible". Read More »

France's Macron to reshuffle government after huge parliament win

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Emmanuel Macron won the race for the Elysee and has now been achieved a large majority in the National Assembly. But Monday brought a stark reminder of the challenges Macron faces on the security front when a auto loaded with a Kalashnikov assault rifle, handguns and a gas canister rammed into a police van on the Champs-Elysees in Paris . Read More »

Starnes: Trump Should Rain Down Hell Fire On North Korea

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The Ohio coroner examining the death of a University of Virginia student who was held prisoner in North Korea for 17 months expects to share preliminary findings of the autopsy on Tuesday or Wednesday, her office said. Wambier's parents did not cite a specific cause of death but blamed "awful, torturous mistreatment" by North Korea . North Korea claims his coma was due to botulism and a sleeping pill, but the Warmbier family and doctors disagree. Read More »

Jon Ossoff loses in crucial Georgia congressional race

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Incomplete returns show Ms Handel winning nearly 53% of the vote over Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia's 6th Congressional District. Handel commended Ossoff and pledged to work for his supporters. Yet the result in a historically conservative district still offers Republicans a warning that Trump, for better or worse, will dominate the looming campaign cycle. Read More »

Shiv Sena non-committal on Presidential nominee

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A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said Kovind's resignation has been accepted. While speaking to India Today, Patil said that she was expecting a Dalit candidate, albeit a consensus candidate. However, neither party committed to supporting the NDA candidate. "He is political, a candidate of the BJP and so naturally his candidature will be faced politically", he added. Read More »

Big questions in US warship's collision with container ship

Two days ago the US Navy destroyer #USS Fitzgerald got into a ship-to-ship collision , its starboard damaged by the oncoming bow of the container ship #ACX Crystal off the coast of #Japan . "The U.S. Coast Guard is to take the lead on the marine casualty investigation", Aucoin said. Japanese authorities were looking into the possibility of "endangerment of traffic caused by professional negligence", Japanese media reported, but it was not clear whether that might apply to either or ... Read More »

GOP preparing for Senate health care vote, amid differences

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That has led to outrage among Democrats and bristling from Republicans . "If it fails, I think some good moderate Republicans will sit down with some good moderate Democrats and try to find a pathway forward to fix it". Schumer's reply? "Leader has said no, I get it". "And that's what I urge the Senate to do, instead of what we are seeing happen behind closed doors " said Nelson. Read More »

US fighter jet shoots down Syrian drone

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Attempting to de-escalate the situation, US officials in Baghdad have sent out notices reminding parties involved in Syria that there is a de-confliction mechanism in place with Russian forces to reduce the chances of "strategic miscalculation". Read More »

Handel wins nationally watched election in Georgia

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On Monday, Democrat Jon Ossoff spent the day making a last minute push. This has already become the most expensive House race in United States history, as the two candidates have combined to spend over $40 million on the race . Ms Handel, 55, embraces her experience as a statewide and local elected official, often telling voters: "You know me". The race became framed by some as a referendum on Trump and his agenda, and the win has to ease GOP fears - for now - that their base ... Read More »

Pakistan to be one of top three teams by 2019 WC: Afridi

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The Green Brigade entered the just concluded eight-team Champions Trophy as the lowest-ranked team at No.8 but raised themselves from the ashes to emerge champions at The Oval on Sunday. Pakistan pacer Hassan Ali, who was named Player of the Tournament after finishing with 13 wickets including hauls of 3/19 in the final and 3/35 against England, has gained 12 positions to reach the No.7 position. Read More »

Republican Karen Handel wins Georgia's 6th District Congressional race

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Attorney David Ware said he voted for Ossoff because the Democrat defends the Affordable Care Act - President Obama's signature health care law. "God, no. But I believe he has the country's best interests at heart", said Jessica Podalsky, who voted for Handel on Tuesday morning. Most recently, Tom Price resigned in February to join Trump's administration. Read More »

US Shoots Down Pro-Syrian Drone

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American officials say the Syrian jet dropped bombs close to US -backed forces fighting near the city of Raqqa , which serves as ISIL's de facto capital. Last week another Iranian-made drone flown by pro-regime forces was targeted after it dropped munitions close to USA and partner forces. "The Syrian regime ... Read More »

U.S. fighter jet shoots down Iranian-made drone in Syria

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Reacting to Russia's warning, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has suspended flights over Syria. The Syrian regime views the Kurdish forces as a potential threat to the country's sovereignty. "Air operations continue and de-confliction measures are ongoing", a United Kingdom government spokesperson said Tuesday. The unprecedented USA downing of a Syrian regime warplane highlights the rapidly shifting dynamic in the six-year conflict where President Donald Trump has given American ... Read More »

Israel ignores United Nations, begins construction on new West Bank settlement

While Israel has continued to expand settlements, this is the first time it has built a new one since the 1990s. Spicer said the visit was aimed at building on the relationships forged during the previous trip. Although Kushner and Greenblatt are entering an atmosphere in the Middle East conducive to talks, Shapiro says, the clock is ticking. "If the investigations drag on for a long period of time and there begin to be questions raised about the future of his administration, that will ... Read More »

Turkish Soldiers Take Part in Military Drills in Qatar

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The measures also included closing Qatar s only land border, banning its planes from using their airspace and barring Qatari nationals from transiting through their airports. The Gulf political crisis has also affected countries outside the region. Al-Thani noted that there are specific states interested in isolating Qatar and one of these countries is the United Arab Emirates . Read More »