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Author: 0 European Union raises pressure on United Kingdom, demands clarity ahead of Brexit talks

Addressing her party on Monday after one of its most memorable electoral failures, May said she would take a broader, more consultative approach to the Brexit talks. Still trying to shore up her authority after last week's election calamity injected new uncertainty into Britain's path to leaving the European Union, May is sending her Brexit Secretary David Davis to Brussels on Monday to launch the process with EU negotiator Michel Barnier.

Author: 0 Trump publicly acknowledges Russia probe includes him

That would leave supervision of the Mueller probe to Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand, a a Harvard law graduate who clerked for Justice Anthony M. He said this week he had not found reason to do so - making the statement in the days after Trump's friends raised the possibility that the president himself was thinking of "terminating" Mueller.

World Former NBA bad boy Rodman is back in North Korea
Author: 0 Former NBA bad boy Rodman is back in North Korea

Warmbier was sentenced in March 2016 after a televised tearful public confession to trying to steal a propaganda banner. Bill Richardson said Tuesday the North Koreans must "in no uncertain terms" explain the reason why an American student released from their custody is in a coma.

Author: 0 Trump goes from regal to rustic this weekend at Camp David

The president has never been shy about what he likes: his own bed (or beds) in a property that bears his name. They moved into the White House last Sunday. It was good enough for Carter's peace talks between Egypt and Israel. The presidential retreat, located near the town of Thurmont, Maryland, covers more than 125 acres with about a dozen cabins.

Author: 0 Senate Panel Meets With Special Counsel Robert Mueller in Russia Probe

Mr Trump tweeted that the move was the latest action in a "phony story". President Donald Trump appeared to confirm Friday that he is under investigation for obstruction of justice , claiming that he is being investigated for firing FBI Director James Comey by the man who told him to do it.

World Grim search at London blaze site continues as anger mounts
Author: 0 Grim search at London blaze site continues as anger mounts

It comes as the Met Police announced at least 58 people are now presumed dead in the blaze , which broke out in the early hours of Wednesday morning. "And once it's safe, they are going to go into the building", he said while trying to pacify the crowd". I have heard horrifying stories from the fire brigade, from police and from victims themselves who were in that tower but also from other local residents, some of whom of course have not been able to go back to their homes either.

Author: 0 First round of Brexit talks to begin on Monday June 19

Since her gamble on a snap election failed a week ago, May has come under pressure from some in her own party to change her approach to Brexit talks. The Prime Minister has insisted the United Kingdom will leave the single market, replace customs union membership with a new deal and end the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.

Author: 0 Ex-Pakistani cricketers appreciate team for defeating England in semi-finals

England 211 all out, 49.5 overs [Root 46, Bairstow 43, Hasan 3-35] lost to Pakistan 215-2, 37.1 overs [Azhar Ali 76, Zaman 57, Ball 1-37] by eight wickets. Playing on the pitch which Pakistan had beaten Sri Lanka on only two days earlier, England failed to adjust to the slow, low surface and posted a meagre total of 211 all out.

World EU's Brexit negotiator puts pressure on UK
Author: 0 EU's Brexit negotiator puts pressure on UK

After days of political turmoil sparked by her botched gamble on a snap election, May's Conservative Party resumed talks with a small Northern Irish Protestant party on securing the support of its 10 members of parliament to pass legislation.

Author: 0 UK's May cracks joke about election disaster

Sir Keir said the loss of Mrs May's overall majority in the June 8 General Election meant Parliament could no longer be "marginalised" in the Brexit process and "appropriate steps" must be taken to prepare for a Labour administration to take over negotiations at any stage if Mrs May's Government falls.

World US stocks close slightly lower; Amazon to acquire Whole Foods
Author: 0 US stocks close slightly lower; Amazon to acquire Whole Foods

Also , the Amazon PrimeNow service, which sells a very wide variety of products and promises delivery in an hour or less, is possible because of the 70 different Amazon fulfillment centers across the country. That's no joke for companies which hold well more than $70 to $80 billion in market value . The all-cash transaction is worth about $13.7 billion, including Whole Foods' debt.

Author: 0 White House denies Trump wants Mueller out, but heat's on

Mueller III, the former FBI director who has been assigned by the Department of Justice to pursue and oversee the Russian Federation investigation. "I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel", Ruddy said in an interview with Judy Woodruff of " PBS NewsHour ".

World Baseball field shooter had a horrifying history of abusing foster kids
Author: 0 Baseball field shooter had a horrifying history of abusing foster kids

The Hodgkinsons had been married nearly 30 years. The gunman was also shot by the police in retaliatory fire. The game raised more than a $1 million for charity Thursday night. He's received several blood transfusions and is expected to need more surgeries. Cramer's comments echoed others by House members of both parties Thursday.

World Jury deadlocks in Cosby trial; judge says keep deliberating
Author: 0 Jury deadlocks in Cosby trial; judge says keep deliberating

In most cases, the judge will simply tell the jury to keep deliberating and review the others' points of view. The disgraced comedian is now awaiting a final verdict as the 12-person jury deliberates on whether or not to find him guilty of three counts of criminal indecent assault against Andrea Constand , who claims she was sexually molested by Cosby in 2004.

World Malaysian air force plane missing, search and rescue mission launched
Author: 0 Malaysian air force plane missing, search and rescue mission launched

Pilots Major Yasmi Mohamed Yusof, 39, and Major Hasri Zahari, 31, were killed in the accident. "The aircraft took off from the Kuantan airbase at 11 am and we lost contact at 11.30 am", it said. The wreckage of a Malaysian fighter jet which crashed a day ago was found today, the air force said. "The two were experienced pilots". "I thought that the RMAF was conducting a training flight and that the explosion was a signal that the session had ended", said the security guard who had been ...

World ACLU Sues to Block Deportation of Local Iraqis; Cites Dangers Back Home
Author: 0 ACLU Sues to Block Deportation of Local Iraqis; Cites Dangers Back Home

Among the detainees set to be deported are a large number of Chaldeans - a Christian sect. "It is very worrisome that ICE has signalled its intention to remove Chaldean Christians to Iraq where their safety not only can not be guaranteed, but where they face persecution and death for their religious beliefs", Martin Manna, president of the Chaldean Community Foundation , said in a statement on Wednesday.

World House Majority Whip Steve Scalise in critical condition, hospital says
Author: 0 House Majority Whip Steve Scalise in critical condition, hospital says

He was airlifted to MedStar Washington Hospital Center Wednesday and is in critical condition recovering from surgery. His most recent surgery was aimed at healing internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg. Scalise and four others were injured Wednesday when a gunman opened fire on them at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va. Scalise had been fielding balls at second base when he was shot and then dragged himself away from the infield in a trail of blood.

Author: 0 Bill Cosby jury to hear more of his deposition testimony

He says what they did was consensual. Earlier in the evening, they requested to see the entire context of Cosby's testimony "where he calls the pills his friends". He gave her no choice in this matter. Why? On Monday, the question hanging over the case was whether the TV star himself would testify. Steele recounted how both Constand and Cosby had referred to pills the entertainer had offered to Constand as her "friends".

World US Vice-President Mike Pence hires his own lawyer for Russian Federation probes
Author: 0 US Vice-President Mike Pence hires his own lawyer for Russian Federation probes

Pence took several weeks longer than the president to choose former USA attorney and Virginia state attorney general Richard Cullen as his counsel on the myriad of ongoing Russia-related investigations. Vice President Mike Pence was expected to address the conference later Thursday at Florida International University. The New York Times reported last month that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn told the Trump transition team - headed by Pence - that he was under FBI ...

Author: 0 DUP leader slams 'hyperbole' over gay rights policy

A senior Conservative source said: "We are making a lot of progress". The Conservative source said: "We're confident of getting an agreement, we're confident that the Queen's speech will be passed". She added that "Brexit, counter-terrorism and doing what's right for Northern Ireland in respect of economic matters" were among the issues being discussed.

Author: 0 Officer Acquitted in Philando Castile Shooting Death

Anthony officer". However, Officer Yanez will not be returning to work for the City of St Anthony police department. Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , is a passenger in the auto, along with her then-4-year-old daughter. Mr Castile had a permit for the weapon and prosecutors questioned whether Mr Yanez ever saw the gun. Earl Gray, a lawyer for Yanez, said his client had to react quickly to what he believed was an imminent threat.

Author: 0 Varadkar confirmed as Ireland's first gay prime minister

Earlier in the day, the Dail Eireann voted to elect Varadkar as prime minister, making him the youngest prime minister in the history of the country at just 38 years of age. Yesterday, he addressed the first meeting of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party since his election as Leader. Despite Varadkar's firsts, Irish media and voters are "not obsessed about his sexuality or his racial origins", The Guardian's Henry McDonald tells NPR's Ari Shapiro .

Author: 0 Britain's Brexit Minister says May not a 'dead woman walking'

Following a botched gamble on a snap election, May's Conservative Party resumed talks on Wednesday with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP ) on securing the support of its 10 members of parliament to pass legislation. As six senior Conservatives argued for closer links between Britain and the European Union they also said Labour and other parties should have a say in the final deal.

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".