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HS2 commitment confirmed in Queen's Speech

The comments came after the DUP warned that Prime Minister Theresa May can not take them for granted. The prime minister's first secretary of state, Damian Green , has insisted: "There is still the possibility - there's every possibility - of a DUP deal". Read More »

EU leaders to weigh terrorism, defense ties, migration

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Once Mrs May leaves the event the remaining members will also hear a report from European Union chief negotiator Mr Barnier on his meeting with the Brexit Secretary earlier this week. We know that we will want to work with Great Britain later. Opponents of Brexit seized on the EU's success in imposing its timetable for the talks as evidence of the UK's weak negotiating position. Read More »

Twitter Reacts To Jared Kushner's Voice As Gifs And Memes Go Viral

The American Technology Council is about to take place, and tech CEOs are expected to discuss with President Donald Trump issues about immigration reform. The council also wanted to boost the security of the government's IT systems. But much of the goodwill the industry may have been willing to extend the president at the beginning of his term in office has likely already been used up, as the White House has clashed with tech companies on a variety of issues, including immigration, ... Read More »

Teen cadets stole Los Angeles police cars, stun guns, radios

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The three cadets were familiar with the accounting system for the cars, Beck said, which allowed them to manipulate the system and mask the cars' disappearance for some time . One officer was shot in the elbow and the K-9 was wounded, authorities said. That led police to a security video showing "a young-appearing female" putting gas in a missing vehicle. Read More »

DUP denies demanding £2bn for NHS and infrastructure in Tory talks

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This year saw a scaled-back State opening of Parliament Ceremony with the Queen arriving by vehicle rather than carriage and not wearing the Imperial State Crown or the Robes of State. There is a very good chance that British Prime Minister Theresa May will strike a deal with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party by next Thursday to prop up her minority government, a senior DUP lawmaker said on Thursday. Read More »

The Legacy Of Bill Cosby Is Forever Tarnished

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At the time, Constand worked at Cosby's alma mater, Temple University. O'Neill could schedule the retrial within weeks. The comedian's spokesperson, Andrew Wyatt, not only criticized the women accusing Cosby of assault (many of the comedian's accusers attended the trial and could be seen crying outside the courthouse today after the announcement was made) but also took a jab at the attorneys looking to prosecute. Read More »

Andre Ward Stops Sergey Kovalev By 8th Round TKO

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That doesn't mean, however, that this victory was without controversy. Ward , who won an Olympic gold in 2004 and hasn't lost a fight since he was 12, took a few rounds to find his mark but once he did the two engaged in close rounds that were hard to score. Read More »

Trump doesn't like poor people for powerful jobs

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And it's a great one. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the United States had a "great relationship with China" as he stood beside former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, the new U.S. "And I can see it; we are more unified then ever before", Trump insisted. He congratulated Karen Handel and Ralph Norman, who won special elections for Georgia's 6th Congressional District and South Carolina's 5th Congressional District, respectively. Read More »

Spicer hasn't talked to Trump about Russian election hack

About the same time, probes into Russian election interference and the Trump campaign's possible role in it provided a fresh incentive for the president and White House officials to avoid question-and-answer sessions sure to be dominated by the unwelcome topic. Read More »

Tusk holds out hope that Brexit can be reversed

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The talks mark the start of what will be one of the most politically sensitive global negotiations of modern times. It's possible for the European Union (EU) and Britain to strike a fair Brexit deal which is "far better than no deal", an EU official said . Read More »

US officials underscore Russia threat to 2016 elections

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In a separate Senate hearing on Wednesday morning, officials from the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation testified and echoed Mr. Jeanatte Manfra, the acting deputy undersecretary of cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security, declined to identify which states had been targeted, citing confidentiality agreements. Read More »

Portugal tries to contain fatal fires, probes plane crash

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LISBON, Portugal (AP ) — Authorities in Portugal say they have mostly extinguished a wildfire in the center of the country that killed 64 people last weekend. "I came to help my friends who live here", said Sonia Pereira, 29, who along with around a dozen people refused calls to leave. A reporter for a Portuguese public broadcaster said he heard a loud explosion in hills about 10 kilometres from the region where firefighters are battling a fatal wildfire and a water-dropping airplane ... Read More »

Donald Trump congratulates new Saudi crown prince, raises Qatar row

According to the Qatar News Agency, the emir sent a cable of congratulations to the Saudi leadership "on the occasion of the selection of his royal highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as Crown Prince ". Several members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, including Saudi Arabia, recently cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of funding extremism. The position is relatively new in Saudi Arabia where a king has traditionally chosen his own successor. Read More »

UAE threatens Qatar sympathizers with jail

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Trump's call to the Qatari emir comes a day after the President spoke by telephone with Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdelaziz and expressed to him the importance of unity against terrorism in the Persian Gulf. Tillerson is also calling on Qatar to address the concerns of other Arab nations. Notwithstanding Qatar's denials, Western diplomats accuse Qatar's government of allowing or even encouraging the funding of some Sunni extremists, such as al-Qaida's branch in Syria. Read More »

USA soldiers killed, 1 wounded in Taliban attack in Afghanistan

The area has been cordoned off by US troops. Next of kin notification is underway. "We will release more information when appropriate", Douglas High, the public affairs officer for Operation Resolute Support, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mission in Afghanistan, said in a statement . Read More »

Australia to resume airstrikes against IS targets soon

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After following Tuesday's incident, the US military has destroyed the pro-Syrian forces fifth time in the southern Syria since late May. The Shahed-129 UAV was shot down by the US Strike Eagle about 12:30 am on Tuesday morning after it advanced on Coalition forces and showed intent hostile. Read More »

United States senators worry about rush over healthcare bill ahead of release

It cuts all federal funding for Planned Parenthood . The letter was signed by 28 members of the Republican Study Committee, a conservative caucus of House Republicans with more than 150 members. "You'll be able to take a look at it", McConnell told reporters Tuesday. At a campaign-style rally Wednesday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa , Mr. Trump said he urged Senate Republicans to add more money to their health care plan because he wants a plan with "heart". Read More »

Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman elevated to Crown Prince- SPA

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In Saudi Arabia , the line of succession has traditionally passed from brother to brother but since Salman came to power in 2015 after the death of his own half-brother, Abdullah, this has all changed. He tweeted that he'd told the kings, presidents and prime ministers he met in Saudi Arabia that funding "Radical Ideology" can't be tolerated, and "Leaders pointed to Qatar - look!" Prince Mohammed chairs the supreme board of Aramco, making him the first member of the ruling family to ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia Suddenly Has A New Crown Prince

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The abrupt shuffle has come as a surprise to many: When Mohammed bin Nayef became crown prince two years ago, he was the first member of his generation to rise to the top of the royal family. "If there's a more bellicose attitude towards Iran, Iran is likely to respond", said Malley, a former senior adviser on Middle East affairs under President Barack Obama . Read More »

Flint airport officials hold press conference after terror attack

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House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul confirmed the attempted gun purchase and said authorities believe Ftouhi was "self-radicalized". The FBI said earlier, "We believe this to be an isolated incident" and there is "no specific, credible information that there is a threat to the Flint community". Read More »

Ryanair buys further 10 aircraft from Boeing

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After a show in which both manufacturers did brisk business under a sweltering sun, the European planemaker said on Thursday it won 326 net new orders and commitments while USA rival Boeing said its total was 571. The MAX 10 will be the largest of the updated 737 series, which competes head on with Airbus's A320 neo family. "ALC has been a strong supporter of the 737 MAX family since the very beginning", said Ihssane Mounir , senior vice president, Global Sales and Marketing, Boeing ... Read More »

Australia to resume airstrikes against ISIS targets soon

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Murphy's remarks came two days after a U.S. Navy fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane for the first time, prompting Russian Federation to issue a threat against American airborne assets over Syrian airspace. He said the photo had been altered by social media users but the judge ruled against him on Monday. Russian Federation has threatened to treat United States coalition aircraft as targets in Syria, according to The Washington Post . Read More »

Congress hears sinister tale of Russia election meddling

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Both the Senate's and House of Representatives' intelligence committees held hearings on Wednesday as part of their ongoing investigations into Russian meddling in the USA election. She said DHS still had confidence in the United States voting system because they are "fundamentally resilient". "I was not pleased", Johnson said about the affair. Read More »

Destruction of al-Nuri mosque 'shows IS defeated': Iraqi PM

It is at al-Nuri Mosque, where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi publicly proclaimed the creation of a caliphate in 2014. The 12th-century minaret blown up along with the Nuri mosque on Wednesday was one of Iraq's most recognisable monuments, sometimes referred to as its Tower of Pisa. Read More »

Funeral to be held for US student imprisoned by N. Korea

FILE- In this June 15, 2017, file photo, Fred Warmbier, father of Otto Warmbier , a University of Virginia undergraduate student who was imprisoned in North Korea in March 2016, speaks during a news conference at Wyoming High School in Cincinnati. Read More »

Trump to China: Thanks for trying with North Korea

Trump has been counting on China to use its economic leverage with the government of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as American concern grows over the North's acceleration toward having a nuclear missile that can strike the USA mainland. But the comment could just as easily weaken Trump's hand with the Chinese, laying the American position bare and making it clear that the United States is prepared to deal with North Korea alone. Read More »

Australian Air Force to resume Syria strikes

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The armed drone, which was made in Iran, was determined to be a threat, and after it "continued to advance on the coalition position without diverting its course, it was shot down ", the statement added. After the warning, the coalition announced that it would reposition its aircraft over Syria as a prudent measure. Both the United States and Russian Federation contend their forces are in Syria to fight ISIS. Read More »

Barrasso: Republicans 'putting final touches' on health care bill

The Senate bill is also expected to take longer to phase out Obamacare's Medicaid expansion, but it would eventually implement even deeper cuts to the program for low-income Americans than the House bill. "No one knows the Senate better than McConnell", one White House official said when asked about Trump's involvement, an acknowledgment that he is taking the lead. Read More »

House to debate revamp of recreational pot law

The House and Senate will then begin negotiating and compromising on a combined version, expected to be unveiled by the end of next week. While the House bill would combine the adult recreational use and medical marijuana programs under a five-member commission, Cusack said retail shops will not be broken up into a medical side and a recreational use side as they are in Colorado. Read More »