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by | June 13, 2017 | 10:06

Senior EU sources have told the Guardian that if London was firm on talking about a free trade deal before the issues of its divorce bill, citizens rights and the border in Ireland were resolved, then it would be met with a blunt response. "Her wish and will was not really too much accepted by the British people", he said. Barnier and Oliver Robbins, the head of the U.K.'s Department for Exiting the European Union, failed to decide on a date to begin Brexit talks in a meeting in Brussels on ...

by | June 13, 2017 | 10:01

A group of 130 imams and religious leaders have refused to perform the traditional Islamic funeral prayer for the London Bridge attackers. The three, who were wearing fake suicide vests, were shot dead late Saturday [early Sunday Macau time] after ramming a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then slashing and stabbing people in nearby Borough Market .

by | June 13, 2017 | 10:02

With talks of unprecedented complexity on Britain's departure from the European Union due to start in just 10 days' time, the pound sterling was hit by uncertainty over who would form the next government and over the fundamental direction Brexit would take.

by | June 13, 2017 | 10:02

The results - a sort of turnaround in fortunes for both major parties - have thrown that timetable into doubt. A major campaign issue centered on Britain's plan to leave the European Union , also called Brexit . “Our shared responsibility and urgent task now is to conduct the negotiations on the UKs withdrawal from the European Union in the best possible spirit, securing the least disruptive outcome, ” he wrote .

by | June 13, 2017 | 10:01

Comey had said in his testimony that Mr. Trump had asked him to " lift the cloud " over the president and the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 us election. He further denied ever asking Comey for his "loyalty", contradicting Comey's detailed sworn testimony about a private dinner the two men had in the White House.

by | June 13, 2017 | 10:03

That remark came after revelations that Sessions had met with Russia's ambassador to the USA last year, despite testifying under oath during a confirmation hearing that he "did not have communications with the Russians". In addition, Comey has said Sessions did not respond when he complained that he did not want to be left alone with Trump again. Despite the report, White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday in response to a question from a reporter ...

by | June 13, 2017 | 10:00

Unless Washington sucks up its pride and sits down with the North Koreans , neither side can agree on a set of terms to convince Pyongyang to stop its nuclear tests or its non-stop missile launches. His office said Monday that a senior defense official was suspended for his failure to report the arrival. Before being elected president, Moon had often criticized THAAD deployment, calling for its approval by the parliament.

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:58

Essentially, Freris thinks the kiss of death for the Brexit process is the coalition that looks set to govern the United Kingdom now that Prime Minister May's lost her majority. Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ) leader Arlene Foster (L), and DUP Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds prepare to address the media outside Stormont Castle, on the Stormont Estate in Belfast, Northern Ireland , on June 12, 2017.

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:56

The Moscow protest occurred in the same location as a festival for the Russia Day holiday, which celebrates the transformation of Soviet Russia into today's country. By calling people to an unauthorised rally, Alexei Navalny knew he was risking a confrontation. Mr Navalny was detained outside his home an hour before the rally was to start.

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:55

Meanwhile Navalny's YouTube channel, which had been broadcasting live to more than 50,000 people as protests across Russian Federation got underway, lost light and sound in the studio. Authorities had given permission for the rally, but Navalny late Sunday called for the location to change to one of Moscow's main avenues. In part of his on-going battle against the Kremlin, Navalny had earlier urged Russians to take to the streets Monday in anti-corruption protests.

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:54

Have you read Trendiee Today? The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals appeared to reject much of the administration's arguments for reinstating the travel ban, notably relying on government reports to support its decision. Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Justice asked the Supreme Court to immediately reinstate Trump's ban - another indication that the administration intends to take the issue all the way to the country's highest court.

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:52

Around a quarter (24%) expected to increase the number of EU/EEA nationals they employed, and roughly the same percentage thought the proportion would decrease. British politicians differ widely on what they want from the Brexit negotiating process, seeing it as a way to shift Britain either to the right or left.

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:53

Comey has been asked to provide any notes or memoranda related to discussions with Trump, to the ongoing investigation into Russia's involvement in the election. Those were lies, plain and simple". Trump issued his warning online on May 12, three days after Comey was sacked and four days before the newspaper reported on the information in the memo, which was recounted by Comey associates.

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:49

During the meeting, they disclosed procedures and steps taken by the three states to sever diplomatic and consular relations with Qatar in light of the three states' commitment to combat terrorism, dry up sources of funding terrorism and counter extremism, the Saudi Press Agency reported .

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:45

The Richmond, Va. -based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld another nationwide injunction against the president's travel ban. But the appeals court judges said that "immigration, even for the president, is not a one-person show".

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:45

Not only did Comey, as expected, say that President Trump repeatedly demanded his "loyalty" and beseeched him to abandon an investigation of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn . When Comey abruptly lost his job, the FBI was investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible ties between the president's associates and Russia.

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:38

But a far more significant deadline is the Queen's Speech on June 19, when the sovereign will read out the legislative programme of the new government. But we also now see a wider range of potential outcomes, including a softer Brexit in light of parliament's new makeup. The British public have in effect voted "to leave the European Union but in a way that doesn't affect their lives or their jobs or anything to do with them or their sector", he said.

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:37

World leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau , are grappling with how best to handle Trump's rejection of the Paris agreement ahead of the G20 summit next month. "I was very pleased to see the very strong commitment of nearly all countries to advance the Paris agreement", said McKenna at a press conference at the end of the meeting.

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:28

A Saudi Arabian airline on Monday tweeted a warm welcome to pilots and staff from Qatar Airways whom it hopes to poach after the kingdom severed air links with Doha . The sanctions have disrupted the flow of imports and other materials into Qatar and caused many foreign banks to scale back their business with the country.

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:31

The seizure of Marawi City on May 23 has alarmed South-East Asian nations, who fear that ISIL, facing setbacks in Syria and Iraq, is establishing a stronghold on the Philippine island of Mindanao that could threaten the whole region. President Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday he did not seek support from Washington to end the siege of a southern Philippines town by Islamist militants, a day after the United States said it was providing assistance at the request of the government.

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:24

It is thought Mrs May will seek some kind of informal arrangement with the DUP that could see it "lend" its support to the Tories on a vote-by-vote basis, known as " confidence and supply ". But trickier will be any demands they have about the implementation of Brexit in Northern Ireland - in particular the DUP's determination to maintain a soft border with the south.

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:28

Qatar hosted the Taliban at the request of the United States government, the Qatari foreign minister's special envoy on counterterrorism told Aljazeera. Qatar denies accusations that it provides financial support to groups like Islamic State and Al Qaeda, and defends its links with Iran and Islamist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood.

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:25

He tweeted that an article in the Mail on Sunday newspaper headlined "Boris set to launch bid to be PM as May clings on" was "tripe". "But you've got to convince them of your credibility and that you can move from protesting about the government to being in government".

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:24

In fact, the US has its largest Middle East military base in Qatar , and regularly launches airstrikes from there against targets in Syria and Iraq. Saudi has also accused Qatar of supporting the Houthi rebels in Yemen, despite the fact that Doha is a member of a Saudi-led coalition bombing the group.

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:24

Both were locals and had links with Hizbul Mujahideen. Last month's security forces cordon on 20 villages in south Kashmir's Shopian is believed to have been to nab Bhat, who was said to be hiding in the area - but he managed to escape. In this incident, eight people were killed and several injured. He was among two terrorists killed by security forces in the encounter in Saimough village.

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:19

They said he is believed to be an Italian national of Moroccan descent who lived in East London, and that he had not been a subject of interest for either police or the MI5 intelligence agency. Zaghba was said to have been placed on a watch list by Italian authorities and flagged to their Moroccan and British counterparts, but a lack of evidence about his intentions meant his phone and passport were returned, Italian media reported.

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:17

Noting that the Trump administration had announced June 1 that the us would leave the landmark agreement, the unnamed official said that this was because of the president's "America First" policies and an ignorance "of the fact that the protection of the global environment is in their own interests".

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:18

With talks of unprecedented complexity on Britain's departure from the European Union due to start in just 10 days' time, the pound sterling was hit by uncertainty over who would form the next government and over the fundamental direction Brexit would take.

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:16

He says that despite criticism that less than a quarter of the island's citizens showed up to the polls, he considers the election results valid, calling the volunteer poll workers "organized" and "disciplined". The boycott defeated statehood today. "I voted for statehood", Armando Abreu , a 74-year-old retiree, said after voting. On the plus side, they do not have to pay federal income tax.

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:14

Saturday in Boone, IA, Republican Senator Joni Ernst commented on the possibility. "I think the president has effectively waived the privilege in this case because he has communicated publicly, in several different public formats, about his conversations with Mr.

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:13

North Korea launched its 12th ballistic missile test this year on Monday, this one falling provocatively close to Japan. Wearing a white shirt and grey trousers, North Korea's dictator Kim Jong Un was on hand to inspect a test launch of a new type of anti-aircraft guided weapon system.

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:09

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra was quick to demand an apology from Congress president Sonia Gandhi over the episode and Dikshit's expulsion from the party. "We always try that youth, who are misled, should drop their weapons and come with us", he said. General Rawat, in a recent interview to PTI, had defended Army Major Leetul Gogoi's act of tying a Kashmiri man to his jeep and using him as a "human shield" against stone-pelters in the Valley.

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:08

That is why President Trump is committing a mistake with dramatic and fatal consequences, ' she said. North Korea, one of the most diplomatically isolated countries, called President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord "selfish", "short-sighted and silly".

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:09

Former Treasury chief George Osborne - who was sacked by May previous year - called her a "dead woman walking", and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said he was ready to contest another election at any time. Today, Corbyn said that he had "changed the face of British politics" and that politics "isn't going back into the box where it was before". A shock result in Britain's snap general election has resulted in a hung parliament in a major blow to Theresa May who wanted to boost the ...

by | June 13, 2017 | 09:06

Despite his grievances with the Democratic Party , Mr. Sanders saved his harshest criticism for President Trump, whom he said is "perhaps the worst and most unsafe president in the history of our country". Lamenting Republican control of not just Washington but in state legislatures, Sanders said "the current model and the current strategy of the Democratic Party is an absolute failure".