• Brexit : Britain, EU to begin negotiations on Monday
Brexit : Britain, EU to begin negotiations on Monday

The first round of formal negotiations on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union will begin on June 19, it has been confirmed. British finance minister Philip Hammond said Britain should adopt a pragmatic approach to Brexit negotiations which begin on Monday, striking a different tone to Prime Minister Theresa May who has threatened t...

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  • United Kingdom treasury chief: economy should be main focus in Brexit
United Kingdom treasury chief: economy should be main focus in Brexit

The talks also gave her the opportunity to try to reassure the other parties that a tie-up with the DUP would not compromise Britain's impartiality in the delicate Northern Ireland peace process. Philip Hammond , Britain's finance minister, says protecting the British economy should be the main objective of upcoming negotiations over the country's ...

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  • Britain's Hammond says 'growth and jobs' Brexit priority
Britain's Hammond says 'growth and jobs' Brexit priority

Hammond is widely perceived to be a moderate and his call to prioritise the economy will be interpreted in London as a call for close links and appeased relations with the European Union after Brexit . HSBC, which has 43,000 employees in Britain, said in January that it was planning to move "activities covered specifically by European financial re...

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  • Afghan soldier attacks foreign troops, wounding at least four US soldiers
Afghan soldier attacks foreign troops, wounding at least four US soldiers

Insider attacks had frequently happened in the past, when Afghan soldiers or policemen fired on foreign forces, causing casualties. So far this year, six US service members have been killed in combat in Afghanistan , all in Nangarhar in the eastern part of the country, according to statistics compiled by the website icasualties.org.

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  • 'Trooping the colour' in London for queen's official birthday
'Trooping the colour' in London for queen's official birthday

Two officials arrived to take the soldier away on a stretcher while the show carried on. Temperatures are forecast to hit 29C today in London in one of the hottest days of the year but temps were a touch cooler at around 26C earlier today.

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  • Southwest US preps for 120 temps: Water, water, more water
Southwest US preps for 120 temps: Water, water, more water

As temperatures began rising Friday across San Diego County, officials warned residents to take extra precautions against the heat, especially when hiking on popular waterfall trails in the Cleveland National Forest. The hot conditions are labeled as a classic pre-monsoon heat event for the Southwest region, NWS said. In the first major heat ...

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  • Trump restores some Cuba penalties, rejecting 'oppressors'
Trump restores some Cuba penalties, rejecting 'oppressors'

Which policies, if any, are irreversible? "U.S. private sector engagement can be a positive force for the kind of change we all wish to see in Cuba", said Myron Brilliant, the U.S. Embassies will remain open and travel and money sent by Cubans will be unaffected, the Herald reported . The U.S. Treasury and Commerce Departments will provide more ...

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  • Theresa May in limbo as cost concerns prolong hold-up on DUP deal
Theresa May in limbo as cost concerns prolong hold-up on DUP deal

The PM will need the votes of the DUP's 10 MPs to support her minority government through the Queen's Speech and Budget. Adams' claim comes after former Conservative Prime Minister John Major voiced his serious reservations about a deal between the Tories and the DUP to prop up the Conservative government.

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  • Ireland set to have first gay PM
Ireland set to have first gay PM

At 36, He declared himself a gay when he was 36 and finally, at the age of 38, is on course to become Ireland's next prime minister. Varadkar is now the minister for social protection and has earned a reputation as a candid politician. Nonetheless, after winning the overall electoral college-style vote, Mr Varadkar is now expected to be appointed...

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  • Donald Trump has no intention of firing Robert Mueller: White House
Donald Trump has no intention of firing Robert Mueller: White House

Chris Ruddy, a Trump friend and the CEO of the conservative website Newsmax, raised the possibility of the president considering terminating Mueller, a potentially explosive option. Senators on Tuesday questioned both Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on how the inquiry is being handled. A person close to T...

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  • Scalise has more surgery as authorities track shooter's path
Scalise has more surgery as authorities track shooter's path

Vice President Mike Pence acknowledged Thursday the "seriously wounded" Rep. Steve Scalise and the "courageous" Capitol Police officers who engaged a gunman during the congressional baseball practice shooting a day before. Sava estimates there are hundreds of bullet fragments in Scalise's pelvis and says doctors don't intend to try to remove them...

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  • Brexit talks facing slight delay, David Davis reveals
Brexit talks facing slight delay, David Davis reveals

In accordance with the EU-UK 2014-2020 budget plan, London could still be liable for a 41-billion pound ($52 billion) bill during a 21-month period after Brexit in accordance with budget commitments signed by former Prime Minister David Cameron.

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  • AIADMK's Saravanan pleads innocence, says he is being misinterpreted
AIADMK's Saravanan pleads innocence, says he is being misinterpreted

The DMK also asked the court to order an Income Tax (I-T) department probe into the charge. In a statement on Tuesday, Anbumani Ramadoss said that the AIADMK government has no locus standi to run the state after the sting operation exposed AIADMK MLAs were bribed to vote in the floor test of assembly.

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  • Tapwrit triumphs in Belmont Stakes
Tapwrit triumphs in Belmont Stakes

Kentucky Derby victor Always Dreaming and Preakness Stakes victor Cloud Computing were not in the field. The Belmont may be a two-and-a-half minute sprint, but in the fast-paced world of horse racing it can feel like an agonizing marathon; often the horse that can strike late in the last and longest leg of the Triple Crown emerges victor...

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  • Supporters Stage Rally for Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner at Union Square
Supporters Stage Rally for Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner at Union Square

Reality Winner was taken into custody in Augusta last weekend by federal marshals and charged with mailing classified information to a news organization - the online news organization, The Intercept . She was arrested at her home in Augusta on Saturday. "Winner further acknowledged that she was aware of the contents of the intelligence reportin...

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  • G7 talks dominated by United States quitting accord
G7 talks dominated by United States quitting accord

PRESIDENT Donald Trump's plan to withdraw the United States of America from the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change is a setback for the efforts of responsible countries trying to reduce carbon emissions. Rep. Westerman - with your vote on the House health care bill and now your foolhardy support for withdrawing from the Paris Accord, ...

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  • Jelena Ostapenko stuns Simona Halep to claim French Open crown
Jelena Ostapenko stuns Simona Halep to claim French Open crown

Jelena #Ostapenko is your @rolandgarros 2017 CHAMPION! "And I will work hard to climb the ranking and to maybe win some more titles". Ostapenko recovered from a set and 3-0 down to reverse the momentum of the third seed who also played the 2014 Roland Garros final, losing to Maria Sharapova .

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  • Mandsaur unrest: Curfew lifted, Sec 144 remains imposed
Mandsaur unrest: Curfew lifted, Sec 144 remains imposed

Large number of farmers from various districts of the State took part in the fast , along with the Chief Minister . Yadav said after dialogue with the CM and following the announcement by Chouhan to constitute the Krishi Utpad Lagat-Viparan Ayog (Agro Products Cost and Marketing Commission) to determine cost- based price for farmers' produce, the...

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  • Scalise remains in critical condition after shooting
Scalise remains in critical condition after shooting

Scalise is sedated, but the husband and father of two has been able to respond to his doctors and family. Hundreds of bullet fragments remained in Scalise's pelvis area, according to Sava, some of which won't be removed due to risk of further damage.

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  • 'Scalise took a bullet for all of us'
'Scalise took a bullet for all of us'

Jack Sava of MedStar Washington Hospital Center said Friday. He said that "there are hundreds of fragments" of the bullet still in Scalise's body, but that there is more risk associated with finding them than there is benefit of taking them out of him.

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  • Choose books, laptops to end violence: Army chief to Kashmiri students
Choose books, laptops to end violence: Army chief to Kashmiri students

For young men and women picking up stones in Kashmir , Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has a message: Pick up books, not stones. ANI reported that General Rawat congratulated the students , and said he hoped the students would serve Kashmir.

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  • Soldier dies in Pak firing in Naushera
Soldier dies in Pak firing in Naushera

Singh, 34, belonged to Hajipur village in Punjab's Hoshiarpur district. The deceased is survived by wife Jasbir Kaur and three children -- sons aged 11 years and 10 months respectively and 9-years-old daughter. There have been 11 ceasefire violations in the last five days and total 15 along the LoC and the worldwide border in Jammu region...

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  • Cosby defense rests after calling one witness
Cosby defense rests after calling one witness

Closing arguments are next, and jurors could start deliberating as early as Monday afternoon. The 79-year-old comic was photographed arm in arm with his wife, 73, outside the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania as he arrived for the sixth day of his sexual assault trial.

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  • Even North Korea Is Criticizing Trump Pulling Out Of The Paris Accord
Even North Korea Is Criticizing Trump Pulling Out Of The Paris Accord

David Ige , shown here in 2014, has signed a bill to implement goals of the Paris Agreement in his state. Ige signed a separate bill Tuesday establishing a Carbon Farming Task Force, aimed at identifying "agricultural and aquacultural practices to improve soil health and promote carbon sequestration".

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  • Some Trump business ventures on an upswing
Some Trump business ventures on an upswing

Trump brought in roughly $7 million in book royalties, of that $1 million to $5 million came from his book " Great Again: How to Fix Our Crippled America ". The 98-page document - made public late Friday afternoon - included $19.7 million in income from the president's luxury hotel in downtown Washington , which opened in September 2016 and became...

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  • Chanting 'We Want Justice', Protesters Storm Town Hall After London Fire
Chanting 'We Want Justice', Protesters Storm Town Hall After London Fire

Mohammad and his brother Omar, both students, lived together in a 14th-floor apartment in Grenfell Tower . The protesters chanted: "We want justice" and "shame on you". Commander Stuart Cundy said they had been able to remove the remains of only 12 victims from the building. That is because the area between the new exterior panel and the e...

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  • Trump Reportedly Won't Try to Block Comey's Testimony to Congress
Trump Reportedly Won't Try to Block Comey's Testimony to Congress

Spicer said he hadn't spoken to the White House counsel, Don McGahn, about the matter. Graham said he wants to hear from Comey on whether the president himself is under investigation for possible collusion with Russian Federation during the campaign.

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  • Scalise in critical condition
Scalise in critical condition

He remains sedated but has been able to respond to his family. The House of Representatives' No. 3 Republican leader was in grave condition when he was first shot . Capitol Police said they had "no evidence to suggest that the purchases were not lawful". He had a history of posting angry messages against Trump and other Republicans on social m...

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  • Amid diplomatic contact, North Korea frees American student
Amid diplomatic contact, North Korea frees American student

CNN reports that Warmbier's parents recently found out that he had been in a coma since March of 2016 and that he will be transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center late on Tuesday evening. It's unclear if Warmbier's release during Rodman's visit was purely coincidental. U.S. Senator Rob Portman of OH said: "Otto's detainment and ...

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  • US college student released by North Korea home, but in coma
US college student released by North Korea home, but in coma

During a meeting with 17 provincial and metropolitan leaders, he said he would ensure a constitutional amendment likely next year that includes a clause aimed at enhancing the powers of local administrative units. A senior administration official said the Trump administration did not authorize Rodman's trip. Officials involved in negotiations to fr...

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  • Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch in emotion
Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch in emotion

The shooting happened as Republican members of Congress were getting ready for the annual Congressional Baseball Game , which was scheduled for Thursday in Washington . "We can all agree that we are blessed to be Americans that our children deserve to grow up in a nation of safety and peace, and we are strongest when we are unified and when we w...

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  • French politicians condemn attack on legislative candidate
French politicians condemn attack on legislative candidate

Ms Koscuisko-Morizet is standing for election in a central Paris constituency and is campaigning for the Republicans as they face polls on Sunday in which the party of President Emmanuel Macron , Republic on the Move, is set to make sweeping gains.

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  • Special Counsel Mueller is investigating Jared Kushner's finances
Special Counsel Mueller is investigating Jared Kushner's finances

Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, declined to comment on the scope of the investigation, but said: "that the Special Counsel's Office has undertaken stringent controls to prohibit unauthorized disclosures and will deal severely with any member who engages in this conduct".

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  • US to send almost 4000 troops to Afghanistan
US to send almost 4000 troops to Afghanistan

Keane explicitly faulted President Obama for removing the 100,000 troops the United States had in Afghanistan at one point and leaving only around 8,000 insisting that "we have to put that back if they're going to be effective". The plan envisions addressing the roles played by Pakistan , India , China and Iran and perhaps Russian Federat...

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  • Four MPs join contest to become SNP's new leader at Westminster
Four MPs join contest to become SNP's new leader at Westminster

The new group leader will get to quiz Theresa May every week at Prime Minister's Questions, making it a high-profile role. In a series of tweets, Ms Sturgeon did not directly deny the story but said much of the speculation about her plans for another referendum was "nonsense".

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