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Author: 0 Britain, EU to begin Brexit negotiations on Monday

Philip Hammond, Britain's finance minister, says protecting the British economy should be the main objective of upcoming negotiations over the country's exit from the European Union. "Like Alice in Wonderland , not all the doors are the same. It will be a brand new door, with a new Europe, a Europe without rebates, without complexity, with real powers and with unity".

World Trump Offers 'Support' To May After Polls Setback
Author: 0 Trump Offers 'Support' To May After Polls Setback

It would represent a remarkable turnaround in Labour and Jeremy Corbyn's fortunes and a spectacular decline in the popularity of Theresa May's Conservatives since the Prime Minister's decision to call the snap election. Anna Soubry, a Conservative MP, said May would have to consider her position. The Scottish National Party is projected to win 34 seats, the Liberal Democrats 14 seats, and other parties 22 seats.

Author: 0 ISIS leader possibly taken out by Russian air strike

The Islamic State leader has been rumored to be dead on a number of occasions dating back at least to 2015. BEIRUT - Russia said Friday it was verifying whether it had killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike targeting a meeting of IS leaders just outside the group's de facto capital in Syria, dealing a potentially severe blow to the extremist group as it fights to hang on to its strongholds in Syria and Iraq .

Author: 0 Russia's Military Says May Have Killed IS Leader Baghdadi

Russia's military said the strike targeted a meeting of senior commanders as they planned travel routes for extremist fighters forced out of the ISIS stronghold in Raqqa. The group's current No. 2 is believed to be Ayad Abdul-Rahman al-Obeidi, also known as Abu Saleh Haifa, a former Iraqi army officer under Saddam Hussein.

Author: 0 Trump transition, campaign officials told to keep Russia-related documents

President Donald Trump is telling his Twitter followers that they are witnessing the "single greatest WITCH HUNT in American history". Trump fired FBI Director James Comey in May, and that firing is now reportedly part of an investigation into whether Trump obstructed justice as president.

Author: 0 Author eats his book on live TV after wrong UK poll prediction

The political expert had promised to eat his own book, Brexit: Why Britain voted to leave the European Union if the party got more than 38% in the United Kingdom elections 2017 and kept his word as he ate pages from his book on live television.

World US to send about 4000 more troops to Afghanistan, official says
Author: 0 US to send about 4000 more troops to Afghanistan, official says

US Defence Secretary James Mattis has confirmed that President Donald Trump gave him the authority to determine troop levels in Afghanistan , paving way for sending more American forces to the war-ravaged country. In May 2014 ABC News reported that 32,800 American service members were serving in Afghanistan fighting the Taliban . Obama had set a cap a year ago of 8,400 troops in Afghanistan after slowing the pace of what he hoped would be a US withdrawal.

Author: 0 Theresa May to 'reflect' after disastrous election result

Now with 318 seats, May's Conservatives falls about eight seats short of the 326 needed for an outright majority in the U.K.'s 650-seat House of Commons. Some senior Tories had made the removal of Hill and Timothy a condition for continuing to support May, who has vowed to remain prime minister despite the Conservatives losing their overall majority in Parliament.

World Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller
Author: 0 Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller

Obstruction issues emerged during a February 14 meeting in the Oval Office, when the president told Comey he hoped his disgraced former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn would elude criminal prosecution. Trump's legal team quickly denounced the story. Mueller is investigating allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

Author: 0 Conservatives lead, but Labour gains big in British election, exit polls show

May's party fell short of an overall majority following Thursday's vote, and plans to work with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party . "Clearly if she's got a worse result than two years ago and is nearly unable to form a government, then she, I doubt, will survive in the long term as Conservative Party leader", former Conservative Treasury chief George Osborne said on ITV.

Author: 0 Trump returns to Florida to unveil Cuba policy

Detailing a new National Security Presidential Memorandum, Trump is also expected to announce stricter enforcement of rules under which Americans can travel to Cuba. Marco Rubio , are supporting the President. But even some worldwide human rights groups critical of the Cuban government say that would mean doubling down on a failed policy.

Author: 0 White House: Trump won't sack special counsel Robert Mueller

Still, he said: "Bob Mueller did a great job as Federal Bureau of Investigation director". Those calls have escalated since fired FBI Director Comey cryptically told lawmakers last week that the bureau had expected Sessions to recuse himself weeks before he did from the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election.

World Trump 'investigated for obstruction of justice' in Russian Federation probe
Author: 0 Trump 'investigated for obstruction of justice' in Russian Federation probe

Clinton herself, that would be a bit disturbing", Graham said. Rosenstein said that because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation matter, Mueller could only be fired by Rosenstein himself. It was not clear whether Mr Ruddy, who speaks to the president often, was basing his remarks on a specific conversation with him or entirely on Mr Sekulow's comments.

Author: 0 Northern Ireland's DUP says talks with Conservatives to continue in London

May desperately needs the Democratic Unionist Party's 10 seats to pass legislation. Ms Foster dismissed suggestions her deal with the Tories threatened the peace process. Labour has confirmed that Owen Smith will be its new shadow secretary of state for Northern Ireland. Meanwhile, Foster has assured Ireland's new Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, that she wants a "sensible Brexit" that works for both Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.

Author: 0 UK's May faces calls to soften Brexit as political limbo drags on

Following London talks with the DUP, May headed to Paris to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron who has just won an impressive victory in the first round of parliamentary elections. Mr Corbyn warned against a " coalition of chaos " between the Conservatives and the DUP and said Labour was ready to provide "strong and stable leadership", mocking two slogans used by Mrs May during the campaign .

World Google Drive can now do much more than just photos
Author: 0 Google Drive can now do much more than just photos

Box's new offering is also called " Drive " and also does the "stream files from the cloud when you need them rather than filling your disk in advance" trick. The app lets users back up files and photos that aren't already in Drive . This app will be rolled out beginning 28 June. It will also integrate the separate Google Photos desktop uploader so that you won't have to juggle two or three different pieces of software just to interact with Drive .

Author: 0 UK's Hammond says economy should be priority in Brexit talks

LUXEMBOURG , June 16 British finance minister Philip Hammond said Britain should adopt a pragmatic approach to Brexit negotiations which begin on Monday, striking a different tone to Prime Minister Theresa May who has threatened to leave the European Union without a deal if necessary.

Author: 0 May starts DUP talks in bid to keep power

She met DUP leader Arlene Foster, whose euro-sceptic Northern Irish party has 10 parliamentary seats, for over one hour of talks in Downing Street . Negotiations to agree Britain's withdrawal from the European Union are to officially begin on Monday, The Independent understands.

World Jeremy Corbyn empathizes with Grenfell survivors, PM May didn't bother
Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn empathizes with Grenfell survivors, PM May didn't bother

The 120-apartment tower was quickly engulfed with flames after the blaze broke out shortly before 1:00am Wednesday, and witnesses reported seeing the fire racing up the exterior walls. Responding to speculation about the tower toll, Cundy said: "For those of us that have been down there, it's pretty emotional, so I hope it is not triple figures, but I can't be drawn on the numbers".

Author: 0 Trump uses social media to question probe of his campaign

They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Trump wrote on Twitter , in a pair of messages that ended with a reference to his campaign slogan "Make America Great Again".

World Trump says travel ban ruling comes at 'dangerous time'
Author: 0 Trump says travel ban ruling comes at 'dangerous time'

Following its 86-pages of arguments the judges remanded the case to the district court with instructions to re-issue the injunction against Trump's Executive Order in line with the appeal court's decision. Paez, all appointed by President Bill Clinton. The 9th Circuit, however, did not completely ignore the president's statements. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday ruled unanimously that the order restricting travel from six mainly Muslim countries "exceeded the scope of ...

World Trump keeps much of Obama's Cuba policy
Author: 0 Trump keeps much of Obama's Cuba policy

President Donald Trump announced his administration's policy towards the island nation of Cuba in a speech in Miami Friday afternoon. "My father and my aunt both were imprisoned and tortured in Cuba", he said, by former dictators Fulgencio Batista and Fidel Castro.

World Doctor: Scalise improving, came in at 'imminent risk of death'
Author: 0 Doctor: Scalise improving, came in at 'imminent risk of death'

Mr. Scalise was one of four people shot Wednesday when a gunman opened fire on GOP lawmakers at an Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field. Players on both the Republican and Democrat teams will reportedly wear LSU gear during the game in honor of Scalise , who is an avid fan of Tiger baseball.

Author: 0 Scalise remains in critical condition after shooting

Montana's U.S. Sens. Jon Tester and Steve Daines joined the rest of the Senate on Thursday in commending the Capitol Police who responded to a shooting Wednesday involving members of Congress. A law enforcement official says the gunman who wounded a top Republican congressman and several other people during an early morning baseball practice legally purchased his rifle and handgun.

Author: 0 'What about the children?' Queen confronted with desperate pleas at Grenfell Tower

Police said 17 people were killed in the blaze but warned this number is set to rise, with British media reporting the death toll could exceed 100. Prime Minister Theresa May ordered a public inquiry into the incident that will establish what happened and who is to blame, although it won't lead to criminal prosecutions.