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May gets new customs idea as party bickers over Brexit

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Our correspondent said that they told Mr Smith the party will be "toast" if it "welches" on its previous Brexit promises, adding that the roughly £40bn "divorce bill" should only be paid to Brussels on condition of getting a deal. In essence, Brexiteers fear Britain won't "take back control" and will end up with a "Brexit in name only". To refresh memories, the first option - the maximum facilitation (or "max fac") model - envisages using new (as yet unspecified) technology to reduce ... Read More »

Right-wing activists Patriot Prayer, antifa clash at Portland protests

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Five people including an officer were injured during the clash on Saturday, June 30 in Portland. Authorities arrested four people during Saturday's event, at which Patriot Prayer , a pro-Trump group, squared off against counter-protest groups that are part of the anti-fascist movement, or antifa , KOIN-TV reported. Read More »

Comedian 'Stuttering John' says he prank-called Trump aboard Air Force 1

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While driving, he said he received another call: "They go, 'Hey, we have President Trump on the line for Senator Menendez'". Melendez, posing as Menendez, ends the phone call by saying, "Thank you, Mr. He is a comedian Melendez said his plan to play the President could "easily fall", but this did not happen. The children claimed, according to Melendez, that Secret Service agents showed their badges. Read More »

Two NU alumnae on Trump's shortlist for Justice Kennedy replacement

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Watch her remarks in the player above. "I think the person that is chosen will be outstanding", he said. At least one Republican, Susan Collins, has said that she would not vote for a nominee who supports the overturning of Roe v. In his search to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, President Trump has been conducting rounds of interviews. "Thirty-five years ago, when I was in law school, the same argument came up during the Reagan administration", said ... Read More »

The UK Times: UK PM May putting pressure on Brexiteer ministers

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The chairman of the European Research Group of Brexit-backing Tories said: " Theresa May must stand firm for what she herself has promised ". Mr Rees-Mogg's intervention prompted a furious backlash from Remain-voting Tories. Graham Brady, who chairs the committee made up of back-bench Conservative members of parliament, spoke out just days before May gathers her entire team of front bench ministers for a Brexit showdown. Read More »

Duterte suspects Halili was killed due to illegal drugs

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Despite the administration's promise of safe community, the killing of Tanauan, Batangas Mayor Antonio Halili showed that no one is safe now, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said Tuesday. In January 2017, Duterte explicitly warned that mayors tied to drug crime would be shot to death in public. Since the Philippine government launched its all-out campaign on drugs in July 2016, it says more than 4 ,000 suspected drug users and dealers have died in police operations. Read More »

China says 'fully prepared' if trade war kicks off this week

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US President Donald Trump has threatened the World Trade Organization on Monday evening that "we'll be doing something" if the United States is not treated properly, just hours after the European Union said that US automotive tariffs would hurt its own vehicle industry and prompt retaliation. Read More »

Hosepipe ban being considered for Donegal

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The weather has been dry since late February this year with Met Éireann reporting that the level of rain that has fallen is on par with 1976 when a major drought was in place. People are being advised to use watering cans and to shower instead of taking a bath. Continuing, the IFA president added: "You're talking about an average cost of about 25c/kg DM of meal, 20c/kg for silage, and that compares to 8-10c/kg for grass - so that's the extra cost that farmers are enduring". Read More »

Church Protests Family Separation By Putting Holy Family In Cage

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A church in IN is making headlines after placing a statue of the baby Jesus with Joseph and Mary inside a chain-link cage to protest President Trump's zero-tolerance immigration policy . He says the display has already made a strong visual impact and it will stay up for as long as they feel needed. "According to the Golden Rule , we're supposed to love our neighbors as we love ourselves", he said. Read More »

Germany: Merkel pledges ‘every effort’ to avert US…

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At a joint meeting of the CDU and CSU parliamentary groups, a chorus of lawmakers urged Merkel and Seehofer to make up after Seehofer offered to quit his cabinet post and the chairmanship of the CSU at a party meeting on Sunday. Social Democrat leader Andrea Nahles said the plan was worthless without bilateral deals with countries such as Italy and Austria. But in what probably feels like a game of whack-a-mole for Merkel, dissent came from the left of her coalition just as she has put ... Read More »

Archbishop jailed for concealing child sex abuse

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The Reuters news agency, citing a Catholic Church spokesman, reports the court was told in December that Wilson has early stage Alzheimer's disease, which might be taken in to account in deciding where he serves his time. "In this case the offender is a senior figure in one of the most respected institutions in our society". Archbishop Philip Wilson was convicted in May. Read More »

Reports of hidden N.Korea nuclear efforts raise questions in US

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Thoughts on the pic? Officials from North Korea and the U.S. Trump administration officials are also less bullish than the president was. "If not for me", he tweeted, "we would now be at War [sic] with North Korea!" Appearing on a different Sunday talk show on CBS News, his National Security Advisor John Bolton said that the USA has developed a programme to dismantle North Korea's nuclear weapons. Read More »

White House to Ditch Obama Affirmative Action Guidelines

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The following year, the Bush administration advised schools to use "race-neutral methods" to determine where children go to school, suggesting that officials use socioeconomic status instead of race. Democrats pounced, noting that the rescissions come roughly a week before Trump is expected to announce his pick to succeed Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is slated to step down on July 31. Read More »

US Lawmakers in Moscow Set Stage for Trump-Putin Summit

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A US congressional delegation is meeting with senior Russian officials in St. Petersburg amid preparations for a summit between the nations' presidents. Peskov told reporters that, besides Crimea, "all other issues" were open to discussion and finding compromise, and hoped the summit would lead to a deeper understanding between the two nations. Read More »

Kim Jong-un Visits Chinese Border Region

But the continued talks come as reports from United States intelligence agencies reveal that Pyongyang is continuing to work on its nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile systems while engaging in negotiations. "There is absolutely unequivocal evidence that they are trying to deceive the US", one official claimed . Japanese military planners still see North Korea as an immediate danger, but they view China's growing military power as a bigger long-term threat. Read More »

French murderer escapes from prison by helicopter

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In it, he claimed to have been inspired by the US gangster film " Scarface ", the Telegraph wrote, but said his life of crime was behind him. FILE PHOTO: Prison guards enter the Reau penitentiary, near Paris , September 24, 2013. She suggested that Faid had been left in the same prison for too long, giving the serial fugitive, who had professed to have reformed, time to plot his escape. Read More »

Two contracters critically wounded in United States school shooting

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The suspect came out at that time and surrendered peacefully. Police say the suspect, whose name has not been released.is still on the run. Police are searching for the suspect. Tuesday. The suspect fled the scene after the shooting, and is now being pursued by police. The suspect then stole another vehicle at gunpoint a few minutes later. Read More »

Syria government takes most of Deraa in two-week offensive

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This video here was shared by a local activist group from Daraa. Talks failed on Saturday after a meeting in which Russian officers met the rebel team and demanded a complete surrender, rebels said. silence" over the offensive and said only a "malicious deal" could explain the lack of a USA response. On Saturday at least 10 civilians were killed when bombs were dropped on the rebel-held village of Ghasam, relief workers said. Read More »

Will Trump press Putin on election meddling denials?

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On Friday, Trump told reporters he will mention it. He raised that issue in his last phone call with Putin, which occurred in March, and hopes to raise it again during the July 16 talks. The timing of Trump's meeting with Putin will likely do little to ease concerns across Europe. Trump has reluctantly approved the dispatch of USA anti-tank missiles to support Ukraine forces, and other senior USA officials continue to insist sanctions will remain until Moscow backs down. Read More »

Facebook Shares Move Lower as Data Breach Probe Broadens

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The Washington Post , citing anonymous sources, said that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Federal Bureau of Investigation ( FBI ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have joined the Department of Justice (DOJ) in investigating how Facebook and Cambridge harvested the personal information of 71 million Americans. Read More »

UK Ministers Reportedly Rehearse Queen Elizabeth's Eventual Death

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Home secretary Sajid Javid and leader of the Commons Andrea Leadsom are also reported to have been in the planning session. The monarch was expected to attend an event last Thursday at St Paul's Cathedral alongside Angelina Jolie; however, a palace spokesperson said that the queen was feeling " under the weather ". Read More »

Trump interviews 4 for Supreme Court, 2-3 more to go

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Wade because that would mean to me that their judicial philosophy did not include a respect for established decisions, established law", Collins told CNN, also adding that the president had said he would not be asking nominees their opinion on the landmark case. Read More »

Umno polls historic, ensures party remains relevant: Ahmad Zahid

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Former deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has an appointment today with Malaysia's anti-graft investigators, who are keen to seek his explanation on the alleged use of funds belonging to a foundation, sources told The Star newspaper. A 1MDB taskforce set up by the government this week said 408 bank accounts involving funds of almost 1.1 billion ringgit had been frozen. Malaysia reopened investigations into 1MDB last month after a shock win by Mahathir Mohamad's alliance, which ... Read More »

Trump interviews with possible Supreme Court nominees begin

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Wade into account. Sen. Amy Klobuchar , D-Minn., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee , appeared just after Collins on "This Week" and called her Republican colleague's remarks in support of Roe v. Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network, said she did not think picking a woman was "the top concern" of Trump, stressing judicial philosophy and experience. Read More »

Bridge collapses in Mumbai, several injured as Piyush Goyal orders inquiry

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The Mumbai Fire Brigade, city police, the railway police, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), local ward of the BMC and ambulance services were deployed at the site. "Thankfully, no train was passing under the bridge", he added. Fadnavis has also asked the "BMC commissioner to increase frequency of BEST buses for convenience of commuters". Read More »

U.S. tourist dead after tour boat explodes in the Bahamas

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A USA dancer placed in an induced coma after a boat explosion in the Bahamas will wake to find both her legs amputated. Video of the incident shot from a neighboring vessel showed thick smoke and flames consume the 40-foot-boat, as onlookers jumped into shallow waters to help rescue passengers . Read More »

When Trump meets Putin, United States News & Top Stories

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Trump, asked on June 29 whether reports about him dropping Washington's opposition to the Russian annexation of Crimea were true, said, " We're going to have to see ". Trump will sit down with Putin in Helsinki on July 16, the first formal one-on-one meeting between the two leaders. Trump is scheduled to meet with Putin on July 16, several days after he stops in Brussels for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit. Read More »

Capital Gazette Suspect Mailed Threatening Letters Before Shooting

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A judge placed Ramos on 18 months of supervised probation and ordered him to continue therapy and refrain from any further contact with the woman or her family, the court documents show. All are welcome. On Saturday, the 5:30 p.m. Eucharist at St. Anne's Episcopal Church in downtown will be offered for the victims. The suspect had a shotgun and hunted down victims as he walked through the first floor. Read More »

Former Malaysian PM arrested for corruption

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Police say they recovered $273m in luxury goods and cash . The fund was started by Najib when he took power in 2009, but it accumulated billions in debts and is being investigated in the U.S. The MACC called up former Umno MP Tan Sri Shahrir Samad and Najib's stepson and Hollywood-based film producer Riza Aziz whose Red Granite Pictures was behind the 2013 Oscar-nominated Wolf of Wall Street , for questioning today. Read More »

Prepare Your Wallets: Amazon Confirms Prime Day Begins on July 16th

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Twitch Prime - Members can enjoy hundreds of hours of free gameplay as Twitch Prime gives away a free PC game every day through July 18, including titles like Pillars of Eternity and Brutal Legend . You can also expect the usual Lightning Deals, which will be short-lived bargains on a range of items. This Spotify rival boasts 40 million songs to listen to anywhere and anytime via the app. Read More »

Private plane crashes in Mumbai; at least 6 people dead

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Officials said the footage is from a close-circuit television camera installed in a building near the one into which the 12-seater Beechcraft King Air C90 aircraft crashed. Most of the evidence required from the flight were collected by the DGCA on Thursday. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has been directed to conduct an investigation into the Mumbai plane crash incident, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Thursday. Read More »

Protesters flood USA cities to fight Trump immigration policy

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Scores of organizations are supporting Saturday's mass mobilizations, spearheaded by the liberal group MoveOn.org, and contesting the administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy that has led to the detentions of thousands crossing the United States border, including those planning to file claims of asylum. Read More »