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British PM appoints Dominic Raab new Brexit minister

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Mr Davis, who was appointed Brexit Secretary in 2016, said: "The general direction of policy will leave us in at best a weak negotiating position, and possibly an inescapable one". Davis and Baker, both longstanding eurosceptics, decided they could not support the policy, a person familiar with the matter said. What appears to have kickstarted the resignations, however, is May's reintroduction of "collective responsibility", a British convention which means ministers are formally banned ... Read More »

Vehicle bomb explodes near Somali presidential palace

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A double vehicle bomb attack near the Interior Ministry building in the restive Somali capital killed at least 10 people on Saturday, officials said. Government workers were among those killed in the first attack involving three militants storming the main gate of the interior building in Mogadishu after gunmen set off explosions, Voice of America reported . Read More »

Thai cave rescue: 'Cautious optimism' after strong start saves four boys

The Thai government has confirmed that rescuers have managed to free four boys from the cave in Northern Thailand where they have been trapped for two weeks . Media was cleared away from the rescue site on Sunday morning. Rescuers will be using air tanks and face masks while guiding the boys to safety. The boys were discovered by British divers Richard Stanton and John Volanthen on Monday. Read More »

Ten killed, dozens injured in Turkey train derailment

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At least 10 people were killed and more than 70 injured Sunday when multiple cars of a train derailed in northwestern Turkey, a Turkish official said. In January 2008, nine people were killed when a train derailed in the Kutahya region south of Istanbul due to faulty rails. One survivor, walking along the rail track away from the accident site, told CNN Turk television that he had seen many more than 10 bodies. Read More »

Britain's Brexit Secretary David Davis quits, Europe News & Top Stories

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Davis's resignation could embolden Brexit-supporting Conservative parliamentarians to challenge May's leadership. Conservative MP David Davis arrives at Downing Street on July 13, 2016 in London , England. His resignation was warmly welcomed by hardline Eurosceptics in the Tory ranks who were already expressing reservations about Mrs May's leadership after her Cabinet agreed a plan which would keep the United Kingdom closely tied to Brussels. Read More »

Conservatives finally realize prison is bad thanks to Paul Manafort

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Manafort was indicted past year for laundering money and for acting as an unregistered foreign agent of the pro-Russian Ukrainian government of Viktor Yanukovych . "In fact, the amount of media coverage of the Special Counsel's investigations is astounding". Manafort's trial in Alexandria is set to begin July 25. Read More »

UK Brexit Secretary quits in major blow to Theresa May

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Yet after reflecting on the situation, Mr Davis and Mr Baker apparently decided they could not live with such a soft Brexit after all. Mr Davis had disagreed with the PM's plans for keeping European Union rules for goods and adopting a close customs partnership with the other 27 member countries. Read More »

Thai cave rescue: Four youths saved as rescue efforts continue

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They have been stuck in the cave since June 23 after heavy rains flooded the Tham Luang Nan Non caves in Chiang Rai, a popular tourist attraction in the region. Mr Narongsak said that the rescue operation could take a number of days or be halted at any time. They expected the process to take two or three days with two divers escorting each boy. Read More »

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort files request to hire 61 foreign workers

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The club is hiring 40 waiters and waitresses and 21 cooks to work the busy season from October 1 to May 31. According to records submitted to the U.S. Critics of the visa program claim it is a tool employers can use to exploit vulnerable foreign workers and represses wages for American workers by providing a cheap labor source for companies. Read More »

European peace activists march against Trump's NATO visit

In the run-up to his trip, the president did little to ease European concerns by delivering fresh broadsides against NATO , an intergovernmental military alliance of 29 North American and European countries aimed at countering possible Russian aggression. Read More »

Up to 54 deaths linked to southern Quebec heat wave

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Officials say none of the deaths occurred in a hospital and that the deceased were already suffering from existing health problems. While hot weather is expected to remain in Quebec next week, Serge Mainville of Environment Canada says it will be a dry heat. Read More »

Trump to Unveil Court Pick Monday

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Trump has said he will make his nomination on July 9. They wanted judges who would "not only interpret the Constitution but actively work to change its meaning through their opinions". Top contenders for the role are federal appeals judges Brett Kavanaugh , Raymond Kethledge, Amy Coney Barrett and Thomas Hardiman. Barrett, 46, graduated from Notre Dame Law School where she was editor of the Notre Dame Law Review. Read More »

Trump teases pick for Supreme Court

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Republicans also said Kavanaugh enabled the supreme court ruling that saved the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate. And Trump is hearing out arguments for Kethledge, another former Kennedy clerk, and for Coney Barrett , a University of Notre Dame Law School professor who is being championed by some social conservatives, according to the advisers, who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. Read More »

Giuliani: Trump 'did not originally know' about Stormy Daniels payment

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Although he had once famously said that he would take a bullet for his boss, Cohen told ABC News, "My wife, my daughter and my son have my first loyalty and always will". Davis joins Guy Petrillo, a former federal prosecutor in NY, who is also representing Cohen. He repeated previous denials that he had any involvement with Russian attempts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, but he refused to criticize the investigation led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller . Read More »

Almost everyone in England has a hangover after World Cup celebrations

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The goal is yet another spot kick success from England. "We are one of the youngest teams here, but we are an improving side and want to make history". It's another massive game in the semi and one that we will have belief in". "Semi Gods", the Sunday Mirror declared with a picture of English players celebrating Maguire's thumping header to opening the scoring, while the Sunday People's headline urged the fans and the squad to "Keep calm and Harry on". Read More »

Chinese relatives wait for news after Thai tourist boat sinking

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In a separate incident in the same area Thursday evening a yacht called the Senerita carrying 39 people also capsized , the official added. The second boat was carrying 105 people in total, including 93 tourists, and so far there have been 38 confirmed deaths, and another 18 people are now unaccounted for. Read More »

Pickford a new-generation stopper for a modern England team

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Goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli proved enough to push England past Sweden and into its first World Cup semifinal since 1990. But if Deschamps worked two years with the best French generation since the World Cup in 1998, Southgate and his players are not so experienced and we saw it vs. Read More »

Two US destroyers sail into Taiwan Strait: Taiwan gov't

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Navy ships conducted a routine transit through the worldwide waters of the Taiwan Strait on July 7-8 (local time)", Captain Charlie Brown , a spokesman for U.S. China regularly says Taiwan is the most sensitive issue in its ties with the United States. China has stepped up diplomatic and military pressure on Taiwan since Beijing-sceptic President Tsai Ing-wen took office two years ago as her government refuses to acknowledge that the island is part of "one China". Read More »

Sydney children murders 'planned' by father, police say

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The 68-year-old man was the father of the children but did not live at the West Pennant Hills home, police said. Emergency services arrived at the Hull Road address just after 5pm on Thursday to find a 13-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy dead in their bedrooms. Read More »

Germany, Austria, Italy plan talks to 'shut' southern migrant route

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Under the deal, Germany will set up transit centres on its border with Austria where asylum seekers will be held while their cases are decided. "If this is agreed in Berlin , we will be forced to take action to prevent harm to Austria and its people", Sebastian Kurz, the Austrian chancellor said. Read More »

North Korea Calls U.S. Attitude to Latest Talks ‘Regrettable’

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After the historic U.S. Pompeo asserted that the United States will again meet with North Korea next week in the demilitarized zone. And, the promised remains have yet to be delivered. "I'm counting on Chairman Kim to be determined to follow through on the commitment that he made". Not even a month ago, Trump was tweeting that the North Korea nuclear problem was all but solved, and that Americans could finally rest easy thanks to his breakthrough in talks with Kim. Read More »

Insider attack kills US service member in Afghanistan

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The Nato combat mission in Afghanistan officially ended in 2014, however, a number of countries, including the USA, still have troops on the ground, helping support the Afghan military. This is the third combat fatality in Afghanistan this year. An insider attack is when a member of the Afghan National Security Forces, who U.S.military personnel is advising and training attacks a US service member, a Military.com report said. Read More »

China hits back after U.S. imposes tariffs worth $34bn

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Eastern time Friday on $ 34 billion worth of Chinese imports , a first step in what could become an accelerating series of tariffs. "Some firms may cut China out of their supply chain, but in other cases it will make economic sense to move USA production overseas". Read More »

Woman begging people not to call ambulance gains national attention

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But there was something the woman was more anxious about than her injuries: the ambulance. Maria Cramer, a reporter from the Boston Globe , was at the scene and posted about the "awful" incident on Twitter. When the woman was finally freed from the gap, her leg was severed. For the record, the Globe reports that an ambulance ride will not set her back $3,000, as cost for that service typically maxes out at $1,200 to $1,900. Read More »

Trump Mocks #MeToo, Sucks Up To Putin, And Other Greatest Rally Hits

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Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and the #MeToo movement in one fell swoop, praised Russian President Vladimir Putin, and repeatedly brought up the failed nomination of his VA Secretary candidate Ronny Jackson, placing the blame with Sen. The #MeToo movement has steadily gained steam since it revamped in October 2017 after allegations of sexual assault and harassment were first leveled against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Read More »

Whose stolen Supreme Court seat was it, anyway?

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And he's consulting with the vice president and others as he zeroes in on a nominee. "Outside of war and peace, of course, the most important decision you make is the selection of a Supreme Court judge, if you get it", Trump said. From left, Brett Kavanaugh , a nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals's District of Columbia Circuit, and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist hold a news conference on May 22, 2006. Read More »