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British PM offers support to evacuated residents

Ms Gould said it was expected the work would take three or four weeks, adding: "We realise that this is hugely distressing for everyone affected and we will be doing all we can, alongside the London Fire Brigade and other authorities, to support our residents at this hard time". Read More »

Hampshire Pride chief slams Theresa May over DUP talks

After chairing a Cabinet meeting followed by her meeting with the DUP leader at Downing Street, May is set to travel to Paris to hold talks with French President Emmanuel Macron. The British prime minister meant to secure her Brexit mandate when she announced the elections on the 18th of April, because "The country is coming together but Westminster is not". Read More »

Modi attends BJP Parliamentary Board meeting

Paswan said his party will stand by the Prime Minister's decision while the Samajwadi Party is understood to have favoured a politician as the new President. Meanwhile, AIADMK leader M. Thambidurai has said, "The party will meet soon and announce support to the Presidential candidate". Naidu also met Samajwadi Party's Ram Gopal Yadav and Naresh Agrawal. Read More »

Finally, Britain kicks off Brexit negotiations with EU

Mr Barnier and Mr Davis will reconvene for a second round of talks in the week commencing July 17. "It was very important and useful to start off on the right foot as the clock is ticking", Barnier said Monday after the talks, held at the European Commission's headquarters in Brussels. Read More »

Trump Tweets Poll Showing 50 Percent Approval; 'Higher Than O's!'

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Seventy-two percent approve of the job Mr. Trump is doing, a decline of eleven points since April. A new CBS News poll released on Tuesday showed that President Donald Trump's approval rating had crashed to yet another all-time low - and it seems that even Republicans are jumping ship over his bungling of the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

Special counsel investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice

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And on Monday, a close friend of Trump's said the president is considering firing Mueller, a move that echoes Richard Nixon ordering the termination of the special prosecutor during the Watergate scandal. Ruddy said he thought firing Mueller would be a "significant mistake". Ruddy said in an interview Monday with Judy Woodruff of PBS, "I think he's weighing that option". Read More »

Trump Administration Revokes Obama-Era Immigration Program Protecting Immigrant Parents

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I don't think we have commented yet on President Trump's decision to continue, for now, President Obama's amnesty program (known as DACA ) for illegal immigrants who came to the United States as small children. Enrollees are granted legal status and work permits, renewable every two years. "No work permits will be terminated prior to their current expiration dates", the guidance reads . Read More »

Wildfires in Portugal kill at least 58

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The ceremony took place before the teams' match Sunday at the Confederations Cup tournament. "So what we must do now is to calmly provide all the resources to fight the fires ". So far, no one has been reported killed by the fire inside a house. Gomes said that 14 civilians had been injured, 10 of them seriously, along with six firefighters . Read More »

Republicans divided as Trump reverses some Obama Cuba policy

Even as Trump predicted a quick end to Cuban President Raul Castro's regime, he challenged Cuba to negotiate better agreements for Americans, Cubans and those whose identities lie somewhere in between. Trump, taking a tougher approach against Havana after promising to do so during the presidential campaign, will outline stricter enforcement of a long-time ban on Americans going to Cuba as tourists and will seek to prevent US dollars from being used to fund what the new USA ... Read More »

South Korean coach Uli Stielike fired after World Cup qualifier defeat

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The announcement came just a day after the South Korean squad returned home from Doha, where they lost to Qatar 2-3 in the Asian qualifying tournament for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, reports Xinhua news agency. "I'm also in the position to bring results, but couldn't produce what we wanted". South Korean media have speculated about possible replacements including Huh Jung Moo, who led the team to the last 16 at the 2010 World Cup, and Under-20 coach Shin Tae Young. Read More »

Erdogan's Guards to Be Charged in Beating of Protesters, US Officials Say

Sinan Narin of Virginia was arrested at his job near McLean, Virginia and charged with felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor assault or threatened assault in a menacing manner. The civilians involved enjoy no such political protection. Holman declined to comment to a reporter, as is office policy. The incident outside the Turkish Ambassador's Residence during Erdogan's visit to Washington has strained U.S. Read More »

Family: Michigan native shot multiple times in chest, arm

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Lobbyist Matt Mika , 38, was shot in his chest and arm, suffered massive trauma and is in the intensive care unit at George Washington University Hospital here. He is undergoing surgery. He's now director of government relations for Tyson Foods Washington office. The congressman said Mika's status as an "overachiever" goes back to his days playing football and baseball at Michigan's Adrian College . Read More »

Iran kills terror chief behind parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini shrine attack

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On June 7, a twin terrorist attack in the Iranian capital of Tehran left at least 12 people dead and more than 40 injured. Two days later, suicide bombings and shootings in Tehran killed 17 people. "America is a terrorist country and backs terrorism... therefore, we can not normalize ties with such a country", Khamenei said. During the Barack Obama era, Iran enjoyed the opportunity to fill the vacuum in the Middle East after the White House abandoned its traditional allies, like Turkey ... Read More »

Xbox One S now available with a $50 price price cut

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The two important points in the tweet are the mention of the price at $499, which was also the launch price of the original Xbox One bundled with Kinect. Microsoft confirmed it will not announce Halo 6 at E3, but did promise that there could be a "little something" for fans of that franchise. With 15,000 regular consumers joining the conference this year, it will be a good test for the industry to see how actual people feel about the experiences on offer. Read More »

Wonder Woman Soundly Defeats The Mummy At The US Box Office

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The reboot of the cinematic monster from Comcast Corp .'s Universal Pictures . opened to a weak $32.2 million in the USA and Canada, according to studio estimates. Lesson learned: Fear the walking dead. Clark said " Bride of Frankenstein " is on deck, and there are "others in place". Directed by Trey Edward Shults ( Krisha ), the $5 million film stars Joel Edgerton as a man trying to protect his family from an unnatural threat, only to find his plan go awry upon the arrival of another ... Read More »

Qatar Petroleum says production not impacted by Gulf crisis

On June 5, Bahrain , Saudi Arabia, Egypt , the United Arab Emirates , as well as Yemen, the interim government of Libya, Mauritius and the Maldives announced they severed diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism and extremist ideology, of hostile policy and meddling in the affairs of the Arab states. Read More »

Iran arrests seven suspects linked to Tehran attacks killing 17

The ministry said the group returned to Iran in the summer of 2016 to carry out terrorist operations in religious places, and escaped when authorities broke up their cell. One senior Iranian official told Reuters that Daesh had established a network of support in the country, and suggested that members' motivation was as much political and economic as to do with Sunni radicals' belief that Shiites are infidels. Read More »

Comey Testimony Watched by an Estimated 19.5 Million Viewers

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During his appearance, Comey said he believed the president dismissed him in May to try to undermine a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into possible collusion between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign team and Russian Federation. Football's Super Bowl, traditionally the year's most-watched US television broadcast, attracted 111 million viewers in February. MSNBC and NBC both drew about 2.7 million viewers each. Read More »

Pentagon: 3 US soldiers killed, 1 wounded in Afghanistan

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Three US soldiers were killed and another was wounded Saturday in eastern Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province, the Pentagon said. Several members of the Afghan security forces were killed on Friday when a United States military aircraft opened fire during an overnight operation in Helmand province. Read More »

London Bridge Attacker Attempted to Rent Large Truck

Funds will go to the charity's UK Solidarity Fund, which was launched in response to the Manchester Arena and London Bridge attacks . It was not clear why he could not pay, or if he lacked the necessary licence to drive such a vehicle. Forensic evidence at the house suggested that the three attackers, who were shot and killed near Borough Market by police, acted alone. Two Australian families are mourning the death of young women. Read More »

PM May Backs President Trump Visit Despite "Wrong" Criticism Of Mayor

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Trump later accused Khan of offering a "pathetic excuse" for his comments. But speaking to Britain's Channel 4 news he repeated his call for Trump's state visit planned for later in the year to be revoked. "We will always stand shoulder to shoulder with our oldest and closest allies", said Khan. "I think he's a very, very unsafe man", Himes said of Trump, "and touches on some of the uglier undercurrents of American politics". Read More »

India & Pakistan to join SCO during landmark Astana summit

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China proposed that the SCO draw up a five-year outline for implementation of the Treaty on Long-term Good Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation, Xi said. Talking of climate change, the PM said, "SCO can devote attention towards climate change". "We have full faith that SCO would give new push to fight terrorism ", Modi added. Read More »

Trump commits to NATO's Article 5

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On Friday, Trump explicitly endorsed Article 5 of NATO's founding treaty, which requires allies to come to each other's defense - something he did not do during his widely-anticipated speech at NATO headquarters last month. Trump also twice declined to confirm the existence of White House recordings of the conversations. Trump's omission in Brussels raised concerns on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Read More »

Syrian army crosses into Raqqa province

It said SDF fighters captured several buildings in Mashlab. Talal Sillo, a spokesman for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, told reporters that operations have begun in coordination with the USA -led coalition . United Nations humanitarian spokesman Jens Laerke told Reuters that, for its planning purposes, the United Nations estimates there are approximately 160,000 people left in the city, but said this was not a formal estimate. Read More »

UK's May and Corbyn questioned by public on TV show

YouGov said May was still the most favoured choice for prime minister, though her 43 per cent rating is the lowest it has ever been. May praised her performance when she stood in for the prime minister at a televised election debate on Wednesday against all the leaders of Britain's other main parties, after May herself declined to attend. Read More »

Goldman under fire for buying Venezuela "hunger bonds"

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Goldman stands to make a nice profit from the purchase. The value of the bonds would then rise too. "We are invested in PDVSA bonds because, like many in the asset management industry, we believe the situation in the country must improve over time", it said. Read More »