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Britain, EU to begin Brexit negotiations on Monday

It would also mean continued payments into the European Union coffers. On Monday, the European Commission insisted it was "fully prepared and ready for the negotiations to start" the process. The Mirror reports that Mrs. It's the first time a country has left the European Union so the negotiators — led by former French government minister and European Union commissioner Michel Barnier and Britain's David Davis — will also be navigating uncharted waters. Read More

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Angry Trump decries being target of Russia probe

Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special prosecutor in an investigation of alleged collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation in the 2016 election. Kushner's attorney, Jamie Gorelick, told the Washington Post "we don't know what this report refers to". "Sad!" the president tweeted Friday. The Democratic National Committee, in a statement Friday, said that Rosenstein, who has authority over Mueller , needs ... Read More

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Trump cheerleaders turn on special counsel Mueller

Trump cheerleaders turn on special counsel Mueller

He called because "I have been very clear" about Mueller and the lawyers he's hired amounting to a "rigged game", Gingrich said in an interview Tuesday on CBS. "I appointed him; I stand by that decision, " he said. Under the regulation, Special Counsel Mueller may be fired only for good cause, and I am required to put that cause in writing. Read More

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White House torn over Mueller's role as pressure grows

Again, if the president-I'd say this to the president and all the people around him. Amid reports that US President Donald Trump was considering firing the special counsel overseeing the Russian Federation investigations, a senior Justice Department official said that he - and not the President - is the only official empowered to dismiss the prosecutor and that he sees no reason to do so. Read More

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Turkey summons USA ambassador over arrest warrants

Turkey summons USA ambassador over arrest warrants

Two other defendants are Canadians, while the rest are Turkish nationals - nine security officers and three police officers, all part of Erdogan's entourage. Erdogan said the United States had no right to arrest his guards, who he said were protecting him from "terrorists". U.S. prosecutors have charged a dozen Turkish security personnel after an attack on protesters during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Washington , prompting an angry denunciation by Turkey's leader. Read More

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Family: Tyson employee was shot multiple times in chest, arm

Family: Tyson employee was shot multiple times in chest, arm

U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise , R-Louisiana, also was shot and reportedly is in stable condition. He's in intensive care at George Washington University Hospital . Tyson Foods confirmed to CBS that Mika was in surgery after being transported to the hospital. Mika is a volunteer team coach. 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

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New dad Johnson readies for US Open

New dad Johnson readies for US Open

But the short hole proved too good to live without and this week its 150 yards will test the world's best players. "We have 60 yards from the left line to the right line. "I didn't feel like my body was restricting me in any way from doing what I wanted to do", he said. "And if I play the way that I know I can, I fully expect to have a chance on Sunday". Read More

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Sinn Fein's Adams says will not take up seats in Britain's parliament

Sinn Fein's Adams says will not take up seats in Britain's parliament

Before that, she took on top jobs in the Northern Ireland parliament as minister for the Environment, Business, and just previous year, Finance minister. "We fought this election on the importance of the Union and I think people really responded to that". History shows that "alliances between Ulster unionism and British unionism have always ended in tears", Sinn Féin president, Gerry Adams has warned, after it emerged the Democratic Unionist Party will support the Conservatives. Read More

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Hawaii Rebuffs Trump by Enacting Laws Supporting Paris Agreement

In 2015, 195 countries agreed in Paris to set individual targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, with the shared goal of limiting the rise in average global temperatures to less than 2 degrees Celsius. Last week, several state governors and dozens of mayors across the US pledged to uphold the guidelines set forth in the Paris Accord following President Donald Trump's announcement that he was removing the USA from the agreement. Read More

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Who are the Northern Ireland Unionists, the UK's new kingmakers?

Who are the Northern Ireland Unionists, the UK's new kingmakers?

May's office was forced to backtrack late Saturday after announcing that an outline deal had been agreed with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to form a government, admitting that talks were still ongoing. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has urged May to resign, but the PM said at her count in Maidenhead that "it would be incumbent on to assure we have that period of stability, and that is exactly what we will do". Read More

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny detained before Moscow protest

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny detained before Moscow protest

This was a reference to the main thoroughfare in central Moscow, near the Kremlin, where the protest was getting underway Monday afternoon. Navalny was arrested outside his home en route to the rally. At the same time, police wouldn't interfere with participants marching down Tverskaya without placards and slogans, the Ekho Moskvy radio station cited a Moscow security official as saying. Read More

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UAE seeking 'change of policy, not regime' in Qatar: Minister

UAE seeking 'change of policy, not regime' in Qatar: Minister

Kuwait's emir traveled to Qatar to help mediate an end to a crisis that's seen Arab nations cut ties to the energy-rich nation home to a major USA military base, though Emirati officials warned there was "nothing to negotiate". Al-Jubeir said it was "with great pain" that the measures against Qatar were taken. The official said there were enough grain supplies in the market in Qatar to last four weeks and that the government also had large strategic food reserves in Doha . Read More

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Qatar says Turkish military to ensure its safety

He was speaking after Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates and several other countries severed diplomatic ties with Doha on Monday and closed transport links. "As for central institutions in the United States, our relations with them are extremely excellent and it is a strategic partnership in the peace process and counter terrorism", he said. Read More

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner

Victor is accused of "removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet". She's being held at a county jail in Georgia until her detention hearing Thursday afternoon. "We have the burden of showing that my client is not a risk of committing new offenses, that she's not a risk of fleeing", Nichols said, alluding to his intention to have her released before the trial begins. Read More

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Japan, US Conduct Joint Naval Drill Off Korean Peninsula

Japan, US Conduct Joint Naval Drill Off Korean Peninsula

In all, 12 warships and two carrier air wings operated together in the Sea of Japan on Thursday. The problem for North Korea is that the country's nuclear program does not yet appear capable of producing a bomb compact enough in size to be mounted on an intercontinental ballistic missile - making it a danger to other countries including the US, though experts say that North Korea could launch a nuclear strike over the border with South Korea. Read More

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Huma Abedin divorcing Anthony Weiner

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner has pleaded guilty to transmitting sexual material to a minor and could get years in prison. "I accept full responsibility for my conduct", he said tearfully, as part of his plea. "And yet I remained in denial even as the world around me fell apart". The US attorney's office in Manhattan confirmed the court appearance but declined to release additional details about the charges against the Democrat. Read More

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Waiver Signed: Donald Trump Delays Moving Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , no one should consider this step to be in any way a retreat from the President's strong support for Israel and for the United States-Israel alliance", the White House said in a statement. "We are ready to start the consultation process with the USA administration", he said after Trump's announcement. According to that plan, Jerusalem - with its religious sites revered by Jews, Christians and Muslims - would not be part of either state and would ... Read More

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EU, China seek tighter bond to face Trump

EU, China seek tighter bond to face Trump

China on Thursday said it will continue to uphold the Paris Agreement after US President Donald Trump indicated his country might pull out of the accord . U.S. President Trump called global warming "a hoax" during his election campaign, and promised to scrap the agreement and return jobs to the coal industry. Read More

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UK Lib Dems put Brexit at center of manifesto

You don't have to accept Theresa May and Nigel Farage's extreme version of Brexit that will wreck the future for you, your family, your schools and hospitals. You wait ages for the main parties to launch their election manifestos and then two come along (almost) at once. Give almost £7 billion extra for schools and colleges including protecting per-pupil funding in real terms. Read More

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Philippine FM Starts Damage Control With China

Philippine FM Starts Damage Control With China

On 19 May, the outspoken Filipino president said during a televised speech that he raised the South China Sea issue and Manila's arbitral victory with Xi. Duterte's trip to Russian Federation is part of his "independent foreign policy" that has seen him shifting away from the United States , the Philippines' longtime ally, which he has accused of hypocrisy and of meddling in his country's affairs for criticizing his bloody war on drugs. Read More

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Mosul air attack killed at least 105, say United States commanders

A Pentagon investigation has found that the civilians were killed when a U.S. airstrike inadvertently triggered a second explosion, causing a building to collapse. "At [8:24 a.m.] on 17 March 2017, in accordance with the applicable rules of engagement and the law of armed conflict, a coalition USA aircraft delivered a single GBU-38 precision-guided munition against two ISIS snipers engaging the Iraqi CTS", Isler said. Read More

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