Global Northern Ireland emerges as the thorniest issue in Brexit talks
Author: 0 Northern Ireland emerges as the thorniest issue in Brexit talks

But the point was effectively conceded before talks began, with Mr Davis yesterday accepting an European Union timetable set out last week, which makes clear trade will only be discussed once "sufficient progress" is made on citizenship, Northern Ireland and a "single financial settlement" of as much as £88 billion.

Author: 0 Group of Democrats meet behind closed doors to consider ousting Pelosi

Pelosi beat back a leadership challenge late past year from Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), with two-thirds of her caucus supporting her. When it comes to her detractors, Pelosi said "my decision about how long I stay is not up to them". Her approval ratings are low, and while House Speaker Paul Ryan's are similarly weak, the idea of ousting Ryan doesn't animate Democratic voters the way defeating Pelosi proved to motivate conservatives in the 2010 and 2014 midterm elections, as well as the special ...

Global United States calls for Gulf states to iron out grievances with Qatar
Author: 0 United States calls for Gulf states to iron out grievances with Qatar

Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra said the list is "definitely going to be rejected by Qatar". If Qatar does not engage, "things will stay at the status quo, things will stay as they are", he said. The list is presented as the best deal Qatar will get, and it comes off the table 10 days from now. Referring to the six-nation GCC, state department spokeswoman Heather Nauer expresed doubts over the intentions of the countries , saying: "Now that it's been more than two weeks since the embargo ...

Author: 0 Abu Rudeineh: New settlement project aims to thwart Trump's efforts

The Palestinians want an independent state in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem. The new atmosphere of goodwill, along with concerns of potentially provoking the unpredictable president, could give Trump leverage in extracting concessions from the sides.

Global China moots BRICS Plus; Rules out military alliance
Author: 0 China moots BRICS Plus; Rules out military alliance

BRICS member-states ( Brazil , Russia , India , China and South Africa ) are considering the possibility of creating a rating agency, Russia's Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said at the meeting of BRICS finance ministers and central banks' heads in Shanghai on Monday.

Author: 0 Sean Spicer finally talked to Donald Trump about Russian Federation, who 'probably' interfered

The White House Press Briefings, until recently, weren't almost as strictly policed - hence Hennessy's deployment by CNN to Spicer's abode at the White House. On Thursday and Friday, CNN aired the briefing audio in its entirety shortly after it ended. "We are not satisfied with the current state-of-play, and we will work hard to change it", said the association's president and Reuters reporter, Jeff Mason, in a statement.

Global Gergen: Trump could beat Dems in 2020
Author: 0 Gergen: Trump could beat Dems in 2020

That's especially because she was the focus of a torrent of negative advertising casting her as a San Francisco liberal and linking her to the Democratic candidate. "You know you can sit here and we'll talk about Russian Federation all day long today on Capitol Hill and in Washington". "In other words, the state Democratic Party is severely divided, as Ellis underscored after the party failed to win the seat in Georgia this week, taking to Twitter to declare, "#dem establishment hacks ...

Global Georgia Dems search for upsides in House loss
Author: 0 Georgia Dems search for upsides in House loss

There was at least one voice of reason in the Democratic Party , in the person of Sen. "The American people still want to give him a chance to get the job done, and they are not accepting the negative posturing and campaigning of Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats", he added.

Author: 0 Braves' Freeman '100 percent go' on moving to third base

He immediately came out firing strikes, and fell into a familiar pattern for Giants' pitchers by allowing a single on an 0-2 that was far too hittable, but it didn't take long for him to settle in. Freeman, who has been sidelined for more than a month because of a broken wrist, told reporters Wednesday that his " mindset is to return as a third baseman ".

Author: 0 At Least Five Dead in SW Pakistan Explosion

Abdul Razzaq Cheema , director general of police in Baluchistan province, told Reuters it appeared the bomber had detonated a auto packed with explosives. Five of the wounded were in critical condition, he said. The second explosion targeted rescuers and bystanders who rushed to aid those who had been hurt in the first blast.

Global Secretary Ben Carson Breaks Rank On The Russia Investigation
Author: 0 Secretary Ben Carson Breaks Rank On The Russia Investigation

He made similar comments in three other TV appearances last Sunday. The Washington Post reported last Wednesday that Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election had expanded to include of probe of Trump himself for allegedly attempting to obstruct justice.

Author: 0 India's opposition pitch Dalit for president

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will accompany National Democratic Alliance (NDA) presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind to the Parliament House today to file his nomination to be the 15th President of India. "We are not personally against NDA's presidential candidate". We are not supporting or opposing a person. "She (Meira Kumar) has been the Speaker of Lok Sabha, having knowledge on external affairs matters and above all the daughter of Jagjivan Ram", Reddy pointed out.

Author: 0 Pelosi Strikes Back: 'I Think I'm Worth the Trouble'

But it could give Republicans a boost in confidence as they struggle to advance health and tax legislation bogged down by infighting and investigations into whether Mr Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation in last year's presidential election .

Author: 0 Queen Elizabeth's Speech Includes Pledge to Fight Anti-Gay Discrimination

The enfeebled premier, who is still locked in hard talks with a Northern Irish party to prop up her administration, said her programme was about seizing opportunities offered by Brexit . In February the House of Commons Speaker John Bercow gave a speech revealing that he planned to bar Trump from speaking in Parliament because of the president's attempted travel ban and "our opposition to racism and to sexism".

Author: 0 Almost 65 million people are displaced

Of the 65.6 million people forcibly displaced globally, 10.3 million became displaced previous year, about two-thirds of them (6.9 million) fleeing within their own countries. "By any measure this is an unacceptable number", said Filipo Grandi, the United Nations high commissioner for refugees . They house some of the 18 million displaced people in Africa.

Global All Blacks and Lions make a few surprise selections for first Test
Author: 0 All Blacks and Lions make a few surprise selections for first Test

It's an Irish takeover down in New Zealand . "The hospitality has been awesome". "We've been saying that to the players and encouraging them". They have both named teams that contain surprises - Liam Williams in at full-back for the Lions instead of Leigh Halfpenny, rookie Rieko Ioane for Julian Savea (46 tries in 53 Tests) - but these were choices based on form, an indication the two teams are reacting to the mood of the moment, buoyant and self-assured.

Global Brazilian president says he built warm ties with Putin
Author: 0 Brazilian president says he built warm ties with Putin

Based on interviews with more than three dozen current and former senior United States officials, the Post's investigation is likely to renew questions about how Putin's sneak attack on U.S. The ultimate objective of the entire campaign was to make sure that #Donald Trump ended up becoming the President. "Former Homeland Security Advisor Jeh Johnson is latest top intelligence official to state there was no grand scheme between Trump & Russia ", the president tweeted.

Global Turkey has no intention of closing Qatar base despite Saudi ultimatum
Author: 0 Turkey has no intention of closing Qatar base despite Saudi ultimatum

Moreover, Qatar has to pay an unspecified sum in compensation for the four Arab countries claimed to be "loss of life and other financial losses caused by Doha's policies". "Re-evaluating the base agreement with Qatar is not on our agenda". Can Al Jazeera survive Qatar crisis? "The base in Qatar is both a Turkish base and one that will preserve the security of Qatar and the region", Isik said in an interview with broadcaster NTV.

Author: 0 Putin Likens Comey To Snowden, Jokingly Offers Him Asylum

Putin also said that Comey has so far presented no evidence to prove that Russia had meddled in the USA presidential election, saying Washington had tried to influence Russian elections for years. "We see what is going on in the US". Stone said that many in the intelligence community have claimed that Putin "hacked" the USA election, but he said we don't know that for sure.

Global Trump, Saudi Crown Prince Discuss Qatar Row
Author: 0 Trump, Saudi Crown Prince Discuss Qatar Row

There had always been speculations that MbS's rise to power under his father's reign might also accelerate his ascension to the throne. Throughout the early morning it aired footage of Mohammed bin Nayef pledging allegiance to the younger Mohammed bin Salman who knelt and kissed his older cousin's hand.

Author: 0 Medical Colleges: Reject Senate Health-Care Bill

The Congressional Budget Office projected the House health-care plan would cost SC $2 billion over the next 10 years, Berkowitz said , estimating the Senate plan could cost even more . The former president opened and closed the letter by stressing that the Affordable Care Act - also known as Obamacare - was implemented by his administration not to score political points, but to make people's lives better on both sides of the political spectrum.

Global Bombing in southwest Pakistan kills at least 2, wounds 10
Author: 0 Bombing in southwest Pakistan kills at least 2, wounds 10

Balochistan government spokesman Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar said that the explosion took place at around 9:00 am when the police officers were checking the suspected vehicle. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Friday's attack. Prime minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the attacks , saying terrorists were attacking soft targets.

Author: 0 Nigel Farage "Concerned" After Trump's State Visit Is Put In Doubt

The Queen was accompanied by the Prince of Wales in the traditional ceremony in the House of Lords, after Buckingham Palace announced that the Duke of Edinburgh had been admitted to hospital as a precaution on Tuesday night. May's own position has been called into question ever since her decision to call a snap election . "This Government will respond with humility and resolve to the message the electorate sent", she promised.

Global Defiant Nancy Pelosi says she's not going anywhere
Author: 0 Defiant Nancy Pelosi says she's not going anywhere

Several congressmen have gone so far as to suggest that Pelosi ought to step down and allow the party to rebrand itself moving forward. Although aided by a handful of House Democrats who seem to think they need a leader Republicans won't hate, the narrative is backed up by little more than, well, nothing.

Author: 0 Conservative Wonk Avik Roy: The Senate Healthcare Bill is Actually Pretty Awesome

None of the Senate's 48 Democrats are expected to support the package, meaning the legislation survives only if no more than two Republicans vote no. "It's hard in our rural communities just to even get some of our health care providers there, and then geographically, they're challenged", Cortez Masto, D-Nevada said.

Author: 0 Escalation in Syria: US Downs Syrian Plane, Iran Launches Missiles at ISIS

Saudi Arabia struck a giant arms deal with Washington this month during President Donald Trump's visit to the region, which saw him clearly align his administration with Riyadh and lash out against Tehran . and Saudi Arabia and, implicitly, Israel. "Our rockets bombarded the IS base in the east of Syria ", read the Guards statement , using a common acronym for Islamic State .

Author: 0 Medical Groups Hate the 'Literally Heartless' Senate Health Care Plan

He said the state's uninsured rate declined from 23% before the Affordable Care Act to 11 or 12% afterward. WASHINGTON (AP ) - Republican Sen. Nevada Republican Sen. While Senator John McCain (right) generally praised the bill, he added that he still needed more time to study it before deciding if he'd support it.

Global US Congress readies fresh sanctions on Russian Federation
Author: 0 US Congress readies fresh sanctions on Russian Federation

The measure calls for strengthening current sanctions and imposing new ones on a broad range of people, including Russians engaged in corruption, individuals responsible for human rights abuses and anyone supplying weapons to the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Author: 0 'Green-On-Blue' Attacks Hit US Troops In Afghanistan

On June 11, three US soldiers were killed and one was wounded in an insider attack at a base in Nangarhar Province in eastern Afghanistan . The shootout at Camp Shaheen near northern Mazar-i-Sharif city is the second "green-on-blue" attack - where Afghan soldiers turn their weapons on worldwide forces assisting them - reported this week.

Global 'Melania Makeover' the next hot trend in plastic surgery
Author: 0 'Melania Makeover' the next hot trend in plastic surgery

Rose has issued a press release, saying he had several women who visited his office because they wanted the Ivanka look. In November, Nightline followed two other women from Texas, Tiffany Taylor and Jenny Stuart, who spent thousands of dollars in order to steal Ivanka Trump's look.

Author: 0 Jordan Spieth maintains lead in Travelers Championship

Jordan Spieth has never played in the Travelers Championship, but because of a PGA Tour rule requiring players to go to a new tournament every four years, he's in the field this week. Open. Patrick Reed (66) and Troy Merritt (68) were tied for second at 7 under. McIlroy, who didn't qualify for the weekend at the U.S. Opens, hasn't missed consecutive cuts since 2012.

Global Another leadership test for Pelosi
Author: 0 Another leadership test for Pelosi

The response from some: It better be. Democrats are right to be concerned about their string of congressional losses - including Tuesday's stinging defeat in the wildly expensive special election in Georgia's 6th District - since Donald Trump was elected president.

Author: 0 Russian Federation fires missiles from Mediterranean at IS in Syria

In this picture released by the Iranian state-run IRIB News Agency on Monday, June 19, 2017, a missile is fired from city of Kermanshah in western Iran targeting the Islamic State group in Syria. The U.S. military has repeatedly warned forces fighting on Assad's side to stay away from a "deconfliction zone", agreed with Russian Federation, near a garrison used by U.S.

Author: 0 Helmut Kohl, father of German reunification, dies

Kohl was Federal Chancellor from 1982 to 1998, which makes him the longest serving post-war chancellor so far, the highlight of his term being the German reunification, which earned him worldwide prestige. Still, he slowly edged his country toward greater responsibilities in the 1990s, as Germany sent troops for United Nations humanitarian missions in Cambodia, Somalia and elsewhere, and deployed peacekeepers to Bosnia.

Author: 0 Colbert goes to Russia, vows to search for Comey 'tapes'

Stephen Colbert is still in Russian Federation "on assignment" for The Late Show , but he's already making headlines from overseas. In response to Donald Trump's tweet in which he admitted to having not taped former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's conversations, the Late Show host announced he was in Russia and took a dig at the president, and any prospective tapes the Russians might have of him as alluded to by the infamous Trump dossier, in one fell swoop.

Global Arsenal ready to break club record for £44m Lacazette
Author: 0 Arsenal ready to break club record for £44m Lacazette

Per The Guardian's Dominic Fifield , Lyon are already working on a deal for Chelsea's Bertrand Traore, and the club is willing to part with Lacazette for the right fee. Mesut Ozil is now their most costly purchase at £42.5m when arrived from Real Madrid in 2013. Lacazette has a long track record of success in Ligue 1 and has been linked with moves overseas for years.

Author: 0 Officials meet for first US-China Diplomatic Security Dialogue

Geng said both bilateral and global issues would be taken up during the dialogue, which will be led on the US side by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. "While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out", he wrote, referring to his apparently failed attempts to persuade the Chinese government to contain the totalitarian regime, with whom China shares a 880 mile-long stretch of border.

Global White Cop Shoots Black Off-Duty Officer at Crime Scene
Author: 0 White Cop Shoots Black Off-Duty Officer at Crime Scene

According to Schron Jackson, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the shooting occurred just before 10:25 p.m. Wednesday in the 5900 block of Astra, located in the North Pointe neighborhood . A black off-duty police officer in St. Louis , Missouri was accidentally shot by a white colleague during a gun battle between police and vehicle theft suspects.

Global Lawyers seek to free inmate featured in 'Making a Murderer'
Author: 0 Lawyers seek to free inmate featured in 'Making a Murderer'

In November of past year, a Milwaukee judge finally recognized that and made a decision to overturn Dassey's conviction , granting him supervised release from prison while the state decided it it wanted to pursue a retrial. The case was the subject of the hit docu-series " Making a Murderer ", a Netflix production that was released in December 2015. Brendan Dassey is pictured in this undated booking photo obtained by Reuters January 29, 2016.

Global 5 people electrocuted in pool at water park in Turkey
Author: 0 5 people electrocuted in pool at water park in Turkey

According to Sky sources, the 58-year-old owner of the aqua park and his 30-year-old son are among the dead. The five, all Turkish citizens, were rushed to hospital but could not be saved as their hearts had already stopped, reported the private Dogan news agency.

Global Bomber planning to attack Mecca's Grand Mosque blows himself up - ministry
Author: 0 Bomber planning to attack Mecca's Grand Mosque blows himself up - ministry

The suspect refused to comply with demands to surrender, opened fire on security forces and then killed himself, officials said. Stay on topic - This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. He added that four had already been released from hospital, and five security men were also slightly hurt. Near the end of Ramadan previous year in the Saudi city of Medina four security officers died in an explosion close to Islam's second holiest site, the Prophet's Mosque.

Global Four injured after double decker bus crashes in Paris tunnel
Author: 0 Four injured after double decker bus crashes in Paris tunnel

French police officers work by a bus that hit the roof of a Paris tunnel, Friday, June 23, 2017. Big Bus Tours said the bus had made the detour because other routes were closed due to a major display of sporting events as Paris bids to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

Author: 0 AARP survey finds majority against cuts to Medicare

If the four senators - Ted Cruz , R-Texas, Ron Johnson , R-Wis., Mike Lee , R- Utah, and Rand Paul , R-Ky. - join Democratic senators in opposing the bill , it will be defeated. "Medicaid cuts of this magnitude are unsustainable and will increase costs to individuals with private insurance", American Hospital Association president Rick Pollack said in a statement .

Global Yukon bar gets its notorious human toe back
Author: 0 Yukon bar gets its notorious human toe back

The human remain - which is used in a popular "sourtoe" cocktail - was stolen from Downtown Hotel in the early hours of Sunday morning. "This was our new toe, and it was a really good one". The unidentified suspect relayed the same message to the hotel staff along with an apology. On the afternoon of June 22, the Downtown Hotel in Dawson City received the package and Corporal Jeff Myke from Dawson City RCMP was sent to attend the opening of the package to be sure it was safe.

Global Opposition a divided house over Presidential election: BJP
Author: 0 Opposition a divided house over Presidential election: BJP

Palaniswami said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had sought support for Kovind over telephone and the decision was taken after consulting party legislators and ministers. "I also appeal to other parties to support Kovind". "We have confidence in Kovind that he would discharge his duties as a good administrator", the former CM said.

Author: 0 United States shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border

In an indirect reference to Iranian-backed forces that have been gathering in the eastern desert region, a US-led coalition statement cited a recent escalation of tensions and said it would not "tolerate any hostile intent and action of pro-regime forces".

Author: 0 Protesters Arrested Following Republican Health Care Bill

D-N.Y., and Sen. "They should be, in our view, as the near-term risks would be abated if the subsidy and Medicaid provisions hold through Senate and House negotiations". Obama was more than skeptical. "Simply put, if there's a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family-this bill will do you harm". He said "small tweaks" during the upcoming debate "cannot change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation".

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