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Powersharing deal should involve all parties, says Simon Coveney

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United Kingdom negotiator David Davis says that Britain has gone into Brexit negotiations looking for a "positive and constructive tone" to deal with the myriad issues dividing both sides. David Davis and I, as chief European Union negotiator, will discuss the issues together, tackle difficulties, and lift obstacles. "We have the Lancaster House speech, the two white papers and the article 50 letter, all backed up by a manifesto - and so it's the same as it was before", he said, ... Read More »

A look at Syria's conflict, as mutual enemies close in on IS

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Iran boasted of the strike throughout the weekend, with military officials declaring Iran a top missile power capable of fighting all military forces in the region, including the United States . The United States has said its recent actions against Syrian government forces and allied militia have been self-defensive in nature, aimed at stopping attacks on USA -led coalition forces or their local allies. Read More »

World's refugee and displacement crisis hits record high

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About two-thirds of the newly displaced people fled somewhere else in their own country. Of the 1.2 million refugees who urgently need a safe haven, only 93,000 will be resettled this year, mainly in the United States, Canada and Australia, Beuze said . Read More »

Labour's election success caused by biggest youth turnout in 25 years

They commissioned our journalists to cover the stories they are directly affected by and answer the questions they pose. Age was even more of a dividing factor than in 2015, and the biggest we've seen since our records began in 1979. May's party picked up vote share among older voters, achieving a 7-point gain in the 45-54 age group and a 14-point increase in voters aged over 55. Read More »

What we know about London's Finsbury Park mosque attack suspect Darren Osborne

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Police have confirmed they are carrying out a search at "residential address in the Cardiff area". "This is being treated as a terrorist attack and the Counter Terrorism Command is investigating". The State Department said Monday that is "strongly condemns last night's attack that appears to have targeted Muslim worshippers in London ". The incident occurred at 12:20 a.m. Read More »

APNewsBreak: Otto Warmbier's death investigated

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North Korea must bear "heavy responsibility" for Warmbier's death , said South Korean President Moon Jae-in. President Trump on Tuesday criticized China and former President Barack Obama for their responses to the yearlong captivity of American student Otto Warmbier , even as the White House held off announcing action over the young man's death. Read More »

Australia suspends airstrikes in Syria after US downed jet

Communications between the two sides also were cut off in April after the USA launched 50 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian air base in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack, although the U.S. "They were threatening our forces on the ground", the U.S. official quoted by AFP said. Clashes between the SDF and Syrian government forces have been rare, with some rebel groups even accusing them of coordinating on the battlefield. Read More »

Few favor Trump move to ditch Paris accord

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At their meeting on Monday, the Baltimore City Council voted to support the Paris Climate Agreement . Trump has said participating in the pact would undermine the USA economy, wipe out jobs, weaken national sovereignty and put his country at a permanent disadvantage. Read More »

US Democrats fume over secret Republican health plan

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Good question from Haley Byrd : For all of the grumbling from Lee and other Republican senators about the hasty, secretive process (much more secretive than ObamaCare, in fact, which was subject to many committee hearings), will a single GOPer vote no on the bill purely on procedural grounds? In a series of floor motions, inquiries and lengthy speeches, Democrats criticized the closed-door meetings that Republicans have been holding to craft a replacement for Obamacare, formally known ... Read More »

Ivanka Trump Talks Paid Family Leave With Rubio

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Tuesday's meeting did not include any Democratic lawmakers. "It's been a goal of mine for a long time and it's been a goal of Ms. Trump too, and obviously the president to ensure that our tax code recognizes the challenges for families today", Rubio said. Read More »

Three Palestinians shot dead after killing Israeli officer

The attackers were from the village of Deir Abu Meshaal, to the south of the West Bank city of Ramallah. Palestinian security forces identified one of the suspected attackers as Amer Badawi, a 31-year-old resident of the southern West Bank city Hebron. Read More »

Qatar demands 'blockade' lifted before Gulf crisis talks

Turkey's parliament on June 7 fast-tracked legislation to allow troops to be deployed to a military base in Qatar, two days after Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates , Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Doha in the worst diplomatic crisis in the region in years. Read More »

All eyes on metro Atlanta District 6 race with national implications

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Both sides have placed major emphasis on turning out voters who participated in Georgia's presidential primaries previous year but did not vote in April - and there are more Republicans than Democrats in that pool of potential voters. The matchup between Handel and Ossoff in Georgia's 6th Congressional District has become a proxy for the national political atmosphere and a test of GOP strength early in Donald Trump's presidency, prompting record-breaking spending. Read More »

Bella Bond murder trial closes with mom's credibility on the line

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Sponsored Content - Download our Executive Briefing to learn how agency and industry experts are hoping to reduce insider threats. Both sides focused on Bond's credibility, with defense lawyer Jonathan Shapiro noting that she had repeatedly lied to friends about her child's whereabouts in the months between the time a woman found the child's badly decomposed remains, sparking the search for " Baby Doe's " identity, and the couple's arrest in September 2015. Read More »

Ram Nath Kovind is BJP's prez candidate

Asked if the Shiv Sena would support the opposition parties if they fielded a Dalit candidate, Uddhav Thackeray said his stand will not change now. "BJP president Amit Shah talked to our president Atul Bora before deciding Kovind's name and our MLAs will vote for the Dalit leader". Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has selected a strong candidate. Read More »

Adv. Jayasankar mocks at BJP's presidential candidate

The Left parties are keen on the opposition putting up a candidate because they see the Presidential election as an "ideological battle" and the NDA candidate as an RSS-backed man. For the Sena, a Catch-22 situation had arisen with a Dalit candidate in the fray and there were speculation mounting that the Congress may want to field either former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and or former Maharashtra Chief Minister Sushilkumar Shinde - both Dalits. Read More »

Carla Fendi, philanthropist and fashion force, dies at 79

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The Italian luxury label confirmed Fendi's death on Monday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She is survived by her sisters Paola, Anna, Franca and Alda Fendi. The five sisters took over the family business after their father died, and opened their first Fendi store in Rome in 1964. Fifty-two years later, Lagerfeld remains the artistic director of the brand. Read More »

United Airlines converts 100-jet Boeing order into 737 MAX 10s

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The Boeing 737 Max 10 is about 5.5ft longer than its current 737 Max 9 and can seat 180-230 passengers, as against the Max 9's 178 seats. SpiceJet on Monday signed an MoU with Boeing for 40 B737 MAX aircraft . Because the Boeing 737 jet family is smaller and lighter than the Airbus A320/A321 family, Boeing claims the MAX is more fuel efficient than the A320neo and therefore gives airlines much better economics. Read More »

Trump claims his approval rating is higher than Obama's

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The survey said 32 percent of voters view the various Russian Federation investigations as "a political distraction that should be set aside;" 27 percent as a "serious" matter, "but not as serious as other issues;" and 39 percent as "a critical issue of national security ". Read More »

Death of Otto Warmbier Highlights North Korea Rights Abuses

The tour group Otto Warmbier used to travel to North Korea will no longer allow Americans to participate in tours to the country, a decision the group said it came to after Warmbier's death on Monday. Hamilton County's Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco's (LAK'-schmee sam-MAHR'-kohz) office said Tuesday that only an external examination was performed on Otto Warmbier's body, per his family's request. Read More »

BJP Parliamentary Board to meet to finalise prez nominee

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Besides Modi and Shah, Union Ministers Sushma Swaraj, Rajnath Singh , Ananth Kumar, M. Venkaiah Naidu and several top leaders are present at the party office for the meeting of the party's highest decision-making body. BJP president Amit Shah has said his party has been pro-free trade and free agriculture policy since its inception. Most opposition parties - including the Congress, the Left Front and the Trinamool Congress - are waiting for the BJP to name its candidate. Read More »

Traffic cop stops President Pranab Mukherjee's convoy in Bengaluru, rewarded

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Traffic Sub-Inspector M L Nijlingappa with about 38 years of experience along with his subordinate Vishwanath was on duty at the city's busy Trinity Junction when the incident happened on June 17. In May, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was roasted by some on social media after he tweeted about "allowing" an ambulance to overtake his convoy. Read More »

Tropical Storm Bret forms; Cindy may be brewing

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It encountered an upper-level trough, and degraded. Beyond the two current tropical features, tropical development is unlikely over the Atlantic basin through at least this weekend. Coastal Louisiana and Texas are under a tropical storm warning, and forecasters say the Alabama and MS coasts could get as much as 15 inches (38 centimeters) of rain by Thursday night. Read More »

Belt and Road initiative lauded at SCO summit

The Prime Minister stressed on coordinated efforts to fight the menace of terrorism, including radicalisation, recruitment, training and financing of terrorists. During the meeting, Prime Minister Modi also highlighted his concerns for Indo-China relationships and said that the two countries must boost their cooperation, strengthen communication and coordination in worldwide affairs. Read More »

Confederations Cup: Germany expects a tough start to campaign

The post Confederation Cup: Germany Start With Hard-Fought Win Vs Australia appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria . More than half of the traveling party in Russian Federation is at its first tournament with coach Joachim Loew . " I know there is the thought of them coming in as underdogs, but Draxler is no small name ", said Cahill. "But we have something to build on and can certainly play a lot better than we did". Read More »

US Looks to Restore Military Hotline With Russia

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The US will work to restore the deconfliction channel with Russian Federation in Syria that Moscow suspended after Washington's forces downed a Syrian warplane, an official said here. Russia, a key backer of Syrian President Bashar Assad, has been providing an air cover to the government's offensive on the Islamic State group since 2015. Read More »

Castile protesters march in Minnesota city where acquitted officer worked

According to KTSP-TV, the judge tasked the jurors to determine the level of culpable negligence demonstrated by Yanez in his decision to use lethal force against Castile . Prosecutors say Castiles last words were: “I wasnt reaching for it.”. During Yanez's trial, lawyers argued he panicked and lost control. "In the meantime, Officer Yanez will not return to active duty". Read More »

Venezuela walks out of Americas summit in Mexico

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Mexico's Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray, rigth, and Luis Almagro , left, secretary general of the Organization of American States , OAS, preside over the 2017 General Assembly of the OAS in Cancun , Mexico, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Mexico, the USA and other countries had been lobbying OAS member states to adopt a watered-down Venezuela resolution after seeing resistance from some of the socialist oil exporter's allies. Read More »

Australia Halts Airstrikes In Syria After Russian Military Threat

Navy Capt. Danny Hernandez, a U.S. European Command spokesman, said the Russian pilot was flying at high speed and had poor control of the aircraft. An armed Russian jet came within five feet of a USA reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports. Read More »

Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria

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In early June, in its latest assessment of civilian casualties, the Pentagon admitted that " at least 484 civilians have been unintentionally killed by Coalition strikes since the start of Operation Inherent Resolve ", in both Iraq and Syria. Read More »

FLDS Leader Lyle Jeffs Arrested In South Dakota

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An FBI spokeswoman said Thursday, June 15, 2017, that Jeffs was arrested in South Dakota on Wednesday, June 14. He is being held without bond in the Minnehaha County Jail in Sioux Falls, SD. The FBI had offered a $50,000 reward for Lyle Jeffs , but otherwise the search for him had been much lower key than the hunt for Warren Jeffs in 2006. Read More »