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German minister sees hope of 'soft' Brexit


But the other 27 members of the European Union combined have about five times the economic might of Britain . With May still hammering out the details of a post-election deal to stay in power with the support of a small Northern Irish party, there are fears of a disorderly exit that would weaken the West, imperil Britain's $2.5 trillion economy and undermine London's position as the only financial center to rival NY. Read More »

Saskatchewan Roughriders banking on improved offence in 2017


Young hasn't made an appearance on a football field since 2013, and even that was just a preseason game for the Green Bay Packers . The former Tennessee Titans quarterback sustained a torn hamstring when he scrambled during a training camp workout almost two weeks ago. Read More »

A referendum on Trump's presidency? Politicos watching tight Georgia election for clues


The most recent polls show the race - seen as a key indicator for next year's mid-term elections - virtually deadlocked as both candidates sprinted to the finish. Ms Handel has handled Mr Trump gingerly. That's both the district's Republican stronghold and where nearly half the district's voters reside. Once the votes are counted, one party will proclaim that its victory is a harbinger of sweeping success to come, and the other will say it means nothing. Read More »

3.2 magnitude earthquake shakes Georgia city


The quake has been upgraded in intensity from its earlier report of 3.0 magnitude. Augusta-Richmond County EMA reports, however, there were no reports of damages or injuries from this natural disaster. "Was loud like a tidal wave of sound that shook the whole house.?.hard Didnt feel like any quake i ever been in", wrote Vallery Keith. At about 11:14 a.m., the U.S. Read More »

Trump slams North Korea after student's death

His family did not give a cause of his death but said in a statement on Monday that the "awful torturous mistreatment" Warmbier endured while in custody meant "no other outcome was possible". Two of them were teachers at a private school while the third person worked in a special economic zone in North Korea . And with the annual diplomatic and security talks between Washington and Beijing set to take place on Wednesday, the State Department's acting assistant secretary Susan Thorton said, ... Read More »

S.Korea's Moon urges North Korea to return detainees swiftly

The next time the world saw Warmbier he was distraught, breaking down in front of Korean journalists in a video North Korea released in February 2016. Portman added that the Warmbiers have "had to endure more than any family should have to bear". They said they wanted to cut off a source of foreign currency to Kim Jong Un's government and prevent it from detaining more USA citizens. Read More »

SKorea's Moon: North Korea Has 'Heavy Responsibility' in Warmbier's Death

And Donald Trump said in a statement that "Otto's fate deepens my Administration's determination to prevent such tragedies from befalling innocent people". Most of the lawmakers who expressed their sadness and outrage over Warmbier's death weren't specific about how exactly the USA should respond. Warmbier's family said they believed the student had found peace after being flown home. Read More »

United States student held prisoner by North Korea dies days after release


The president says if Otto Warmbier had been returned home to the US earlier, "I think the result would have been a lot different". "Our son has completed his journey home", his family said in a statement. He was sentenced to 15 years in a labor camp after a one-hour trial in March 2016. North Korea is also holding Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim. Doctors at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center - where he was pronounced dead at 2:20 p.m. Read More »

Led Coalition Conducts Eight Strikes Against Daesh Near Raqqa

This is the latest incident in the skies over Syria, after the USA shot down a Syrian fighter plane on Sunday and another drone earlier this month. Australia on Tuesday suspended its airstrikes against Islamic State group targets in Syria as a precaution, after a US fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane earlier this week and Russian Federation warned the USA -led coalition from flying over Syrian army positions west of the Euphrates River. Read More »

America's widening role in Syria's civil war


A statement from the US military said it shot down the Syrian SU-22 in self-defense and after contacting Russian counterparts through the established deconfliction zone. Russian Federation said yesterday it would treat US-led coalition aircraft flying west of the River Euphrates in Syria as potential targets and track them with missile systems and military aircraft, but stopped short of saying it would shoot them down. Read More »

Pakistan jump to sixth place in ICC ODI rankings


Against England in Adelaide, they managed to salvage one point after being bowled out for 74 when the game was abandoned due to rain. "I have played with Amir since 2007", revealed Imad Wasim, the Pakistan all-rounder. Player-of-the-tournament Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Babar Azam, and Ahmed Shehzad were presented with bouquets by Punjab provincial ministers. India are slated to host the ninth staging of the Champions Trophy in four years' time but ICC chief executive Dave Richardson ... Read More »

London tower fire: 58 people confirmed or presumed dead, says London Police

Hands cautioned Sunday that investigators still don't know exactly what cladding was used when the building renovation was completed previous year. But Met Police Commander Stuart Cundy warned that the numbers may rise. Two British officials said Sunday that new exterior cladding used in a renovation of Grenfell Tower may have been banned under United Kingdom building regulations. Read More »

Iran warns missile attack on IS in Syria can be repeated


The rivals are on opposite sides of violent conflicts in Syria , Yemen and most recently Iran has come to the support of Qatar after Gulf countries placed a diplomatic blockade on the country, accusing it of supporting terrorism. In the Syrian capital, Damascus, rebels fired artillery shells from the suburbs into the city, wounding at least three people, according to the state news agency SANA. Read More »

Church-going student dies days after release from North Korea

Miller, who returned home with Bae, was held captive in North Korea for several months after being convicted of entering the North illegally to commit espionage and sentenced to six years of hard labor. The state department had then said that they would like to see the other three released soon, but it was not clear if a negotiation was underway. While almost all Americans who have been there have left without incident, visitors can be seized and face lengthy incarceration for what might seem ... Read More »

Hidden trove of suspected Nazi artifacts found in Argentina


Some of the 75 objects found in the collector's home include a bust of Adolf Hitler , magnifying glasses in elegant boxes with swastikas and a macabre medical device used to measure head size, the Associated Press reports . The items belong to a collector who has not been arrested, but who is under investigation, according to Kate Samuelson of TIME . Nestor Roncaglia, head of Argentina's federal police, said: "We have turned to historians and they've told us it is the original ... Read More »

Champs-Elysees auto attacker was on terror watchlist: probe sources

The man had a gun permit, which was granted shortly before he was flagged with authorities. "It's a hard decision". Adam Dzaziri, 31, had at least nine weapons - including two pistols and a Kalashnikov-type assault rifle - in his home in the Paris suburb of Argenteuil, a source close to the probe told the Telegraph of the UK. Read More »

'Ireland's interests are the EU's interests' in Brexit talks, says Simon Coveney

The uncertainty surrounding the prime minister's grip on power continued as Philip Hammond delivered a keynote Mansion House address on the economy and Brexit today. She said: 'We continue our discussions with the DUP . "I know people want to talk about soft Brexit, hard Brexit, all of these things, but what we want to see is a sensible Brexit, and one that works for everybody". Read More »

Minute's silence as police confirm 79 died in Grenfell fire

On the figure of 58, he said: "I really hope it won't, but it may increase", while adding that "it might be that some of those are safe and well", and for some reason, had not yet made themselves known to the police. However, there may be other people who were in there on the night that others were not aware were there. Attending a church service near the building to remember victims, London mayor Sadiq Khan admitted the local community was frustrated at the official response to the ... Read More »

MP farmers' protest- Peace returns to Mandsaur, CM Chouhan ends fast


A state minister standing behind him on the dais prompted him to say that Madhya Pradesh farmers will not take part in the three-hour blockade of national highways on June 16. Besides this, he promised a scientific system to evaluate milk prices, agriculturist markets in civic body zones, and kisan upbhokta kendras (farmer-consumer centres) at every panchayat. Read More »

NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet announces budget's health funding

Stamp duty on a $2 million house in NSW now costs the buyer $95,763, a big windfall for the state. As well as already-announced upgrades at Campbelltown Hospital , Concord and Tweed, Mr Perrottet announced a $720 million upgrade at Randwick (Prince of Wales) to service the marginal seat of Coogee. Read More »

Trump lawyer says president not informed he is under investigation

That's how former Justice Department officials described the predicament of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein-the highest ranking DOJ official with jurisdiction over the Russian Federation investigation-after President Donald Trump excoriated him in a Friday morning tweet storm. Read More »

Brexit negotiations begin: David Davis targets 'historic' deal

Brexit secretary David Davis met with European Union leaders for the official beginning of Brexit negotiations on Monday, with uncertainty remaining following the loss of the Conservative majority in the recent general election. He also predicted the start of UK-global trade talks by September 2016, and that German industry would pressure their government to get a special deal for Britain. Read More »

7 still hospitalized after London mosque attack

The incident occurred at 12:20 a.m. June 19. Witnesses at the scene said the van veered off the road and into pedestrians outside the Finsbury Park Mosque . Speaking to British tabloid Daily Mail , Christine added that her son was a "complex" person with "mental health issues"."He is disturbed, and has been on medication". Read More »

Dems Win Congressional Baseball Game, Give Trophy to Republican Steve Scalise

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., who plays in the Congressional Women's Softball Game. As congressional Republicans and Democrats joined Thursday night in their annual baseball game, played this year in Scalise's honor, word came from the hospital that he remained in critical condition , but had "improved in the last 24 hours". Read More »

Gordon Chang on Dennis Rodman's diplomacy in N. Korea


Charlotte Simons said she was just leaving a Pilates class in Hyde Park Tuesday morning when her phone lit up with the news Otto was coming home. We learn from this that the Trump administration has standard diplomatic channels to North Korea , and that the North Korean government uses those channels and wants to keep lines open by making appropriate humanitarian gestures like the repatriation of Mr. Read More »

Longmont weather: Mostly sunny skies with a high of 96


Maximum sustained winds are near 40 miles per hour with higher gusts. "There will be a few spotty showers and storms that try to develop during the afternoon/evening, but will produce more wind than rain". Chance of precipitation is 70%. Overview: A cold front will move across Kentucky early this morning , with lingering rain showers possible for the first half of today . Read More »

Trump to Announce Revised US-Cuba Policy in Miami Friday


The president's policy change seeks to restrict the flow of money to "oppressive elements of the Cuba regime" by ending individual people-to people-travel designations, a senior administration official told reporters on Thursday. However, traveling to Cuba in the future is expected to again become more hard under changes imposed by the Trump administration. The measures will officially be announced tomorrow and take 30 days to initiate the regulatory process. Read More »

London fire: Number of dead and missing rises to 79, police say

Many residents of the building remain unaccounted for, and police said numerous remains may never be identified. Prime Minister Theresa May said more help will be sent to the scene to help survivors cope and find alternative housing now that the 24-story Grenfell Tower has been destroyed . Read More »

Hundreds of migrants rescued in boats off Libyan coast


The new totals come after almost 130 refugees were feared drowned in last few days in the Mediterranean between Libya and Italy, the UN's International Organization for Migration (IOM) said. Almost 2,000 migrants and refugees have died in the Mediterranean Sea since the beginning of 2017, according to figures released in a statement Tuesday by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Read More »

Trump's Cuba Policy a Lost Opportunity for Agriculture


Russian Federation has expressed its "unyielding solidarity" with Cuba following US President Donald Trump's announcement that he would be reversing many Obama-era policies meant to thaw relations with the island. bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace. The Cuban government said the Trump administration's demand that it release all USA fugitives like convicted cop killer Joanne Chesimard , is a no-go. Read More »

EU, Britain possible to strike 'fair deal'

Some European officials say that could take years. Sounding conciliatory, Britain's Boris Johnson said as he arrived at a meeting with fellow European Union foreign ministers in Luxembourg that he looked forward to "a happy revolution" in relations that would be good for Britain and the rest of Europe. Read More »