Official talks on Brexit to start Monday

On the advancement of talks with the DUP, South Staffordshire MP Mr Williamson said: "Good progress is being made in discussing the substantive issues surrounding any potential agreement". While post-Brexit Britain will remain an important export market for the EU-27, its isolation in Europe and loss of preferential access to the bloc's trading partners could have dramatic consequences.

Britain, EU to begin Brexit negotiations on Monday

The start of the negotiations comes as work continues across the British government to prepare Britain for life outside of the EU. That the British were ready to break negotiations down on the lines of priorities identified by Brussels implied, he said, a willingness to start a first phase of divorce talks before moving on next year to a second phase on the new free trade relationship May wants - a "sequencing" London has disputed.

Hosts Russia see off New Zealand in Confederations Cup opener

Russia's Denis Glushakov , center, scores the opening goal during the Confederations, Cup Group A soccer match between Russia and New Zealand , at the St.Petersburg stadium in St.Petersburg, Russia , Saturday, June 17, 2017 .

Syrian army declares city ceasefire as Russia, UN plan July peace talks

The U.S. welcomed the talks but called on Assad's forces to "live up to its own stated commitments" during the cease-fire. Iraqi forces captured Saturday a border crossing point to Syria from the Islamic State group, increasing pressure on the extremists and getting closer to meeting up with Syrian troops and their allies who reached the border earlier this month for the first time in years.

Favorites Portugal, Mexico meet early in Confederations Cup

Ronaldo has scored 18 goals in his last 11 matches, including two in Portugal's 3-0 win at Latvia in a European World Cup qualifier last week, the team's last match before the Confederations Cup opener against Mexico. - Cristiano Ronaldo was the top scorer in this season's Champions League, finding the net 12 times, while only two players assisted more than Ronaldo (five, behind Neymar and Ousmane Dembele).

Senate Makes It Harder for Trump to Lift Russian Sanctions

The only senators who voted against the measure were Republicans Rand Paul and Mike Lee. Additionally, the sanctions include a provision that prevents President Trump from lifting sanctions against Russian Federation without the consent of Congress.

US Navy: bodies of missing sailors found inside damaged destroyer USS Fitzgerald

All seven missing sailors from the USS Fitzgerald were found dead in flooded berthing compartments following the warship's collision with a merchant vessel , a US Navy official tells CNN . Two other crew suffered cuts and bruises and were evacuated, it said. According to Jiji Press news agency, the ACX Crystal captain said his ship was "sailing in the same direction as the US destroyer and then collided ".

Tyronn Lue on Cavaliers vs Warriors: "I don't see a big gap"

ET. Tristan Thompson (No. 13) of the Cleveland Cavaliers is defended by David West (No. 3) of the Golden State Warriors during the second half in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena in Oakland , California. Simbal said the Warriors' dominance hurt the betting action on the book's National Basketball Association futures odds this season. It was all they needed to shatter the Warriors' aura of invincibility, hand them their first postseason loss and allow the doubt, ...

Ryan on Mueller: Let special counsel 'do his job'

Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of OR aggressively asked Sessions about suggestions arising from Comey's testimony last week that there was something "problematic" about his recusal. New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, the subcommittee's top Democrat, said she also was "troubled" by Sessions' cancellation. Comey said Trump told him he hoped Comey would "let go" of his investigation of the president's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and also asked Comey to pledge his personal loyalty ...

European Union sources: United Kingdom to agree Brexit divorce bill before trade talks

McAllister, who has been described as Merkel's "eyes and ears in the European Parliament ", had previously released a scathing interview to the BBC in which he scolded the United Kingdom for attempting to "cherry pick" a new deal with the EU and warned the United Kingdom could not be "better off" outside the Union.

Protesters storm town hall as anger grows over London fire

British authorities are launching a criminal investigation into the London apartment building fire - as the death toll from the blaze has almost doubled, to 30. On Saturday May met a group of 15 victims, residents, volunteers and community leaders at her Downing Street office. Alongside both police and fire investigations into the blaze, she has promised to set up a public inquiry.

AAP fumes over CBI 'raid' on Sisodia

The agency move comes in the wake of a Preliminary Enquiry it filed on January 18 against Sisodia and some unnamed state government officials to probe alleged irregularities in the " Talk to AK " campaign. Afterwards, Sisodia had said he was expecting raids. BJP said Sisodia should co-operate with CBI in the investigation. Reacting to the development, the AAP attacked the Centre for what it called a "raid" by the CBI at Sisodia's residence, saying it signalled the BJP-led government's ...

Protests erupt over London fire response

Forensic experts said the fire at Grenfell was so hot it could be compared to a cremation, which is going to make it hard to identify those who lost their lives. "Mohammed undertook a risky journey to flee war and death in Syria, only to meet it here in the United Kingdom, in his own home", the Syrian Solidarity Campaign said in a statement .

Indonesia Open: Srikanth, Prannoy to play for final berth

This victory not only gave Srikanth's his second Superseries Premier title but also saw him achieve a rare feat of becoming the first Indian man to ever win the prestigious Indonesia Open. Staring down the barrel at 19-20 in the third game, Srikanth took a huge risk when he left the shuttle that was just outside the line. He turned the tables and caught up with the Japanese at 13-13 with an on-rushing smash at the net.

List of GOP lawmakers found in Virginia shooter's pocket

Perhaps he also failed to recognize Congressman Brooks, but as Rep. Palmer said on Yellowhammer Radio yesterday, it's evident that God spared their lives. At the request of the family, we will continue to provide periodic updates. ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - For three months, James T. Hodgkinson lived out of a white cargo van in a gentrified neighborhood just miles from where USA laws are made.

Arthur confident India 'aberration' behind Pakistan

This is the first time in 10 years that India and Pakistan are playing in the finals of a tournament. Later, under Mahendra Singh Dhoni's captainship, India was a totally changed side against whom Pakistan started crumbling under pressure.

Three killed in blast at upscale Bogota mall

The French ambassador to Colombia , Gautier Mignot, tweeted his condolences in Spanish. But leaders of the group have repudiated the bombing and Santos refused to feed speculation on the possible perpetrators to not interfere in the investigation in its critical, early phase.

Trump 'confirms' he's under probe

Rosenstein was also the author of a memo recommending the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey , which the White House cited along with a memo from Sessions as the reason Trump fired Comey on May 9. She's the associate attorney general, which makes her third in command at the Justice Department behind Rosenstein and Sessions. Trump is under increasing pressure on the Russian Federation probe.

Macron casts ballot in French parliamentary vote

French President Emmanuel Macron listens during his formal inauguration ceremony as French President in the Salle des Fetes of the Elysee presidential Palace on 14 May 2017 in Paris . Opinion polls show that voters, while preparing to hand Macron a crushing majority, are actually hoping for a strong opposition to emerge in parliament.

Afghan officials: a foreign citizen kidnapped in Kabul

The Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan, Omar Zakhilwal, confirmed the incident. Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesman Nafees Zakaria told RFE/RL on June 18 that Islamabad is "in touch with Kabul" to locate the missing officials. Pakistan had lodged a formal protest over the incident by summoning deputy head of the mission. Pakistani authorities have often said there were safe havens of terrorist groups across the border in Afghanistan that carried out attacks in Pakistan.

London Police Raise Death Toll In Tower Fire To 30

Although the police and fire service expect the number to rise significantly, they are following their usual procedure of only raising it as they confirm deaths. He said: "We took our demands to the council and we expected a response from the chief executive who has failed to turn up". He said: "If there had been a sprinkler system in this building there wouldn't have been a fire when the fire brigade got there because it would have been contained in the room [where] it started".

Iraqi troops begin final assault to force Islamic State out of Mosul

Special forces are advancing on the district from the west and federal police are on the southern front, a military statement said. "The army, counterterrorism forces and federal police launched an attack on the Old City ", Staff Lieutenant-General Abdulamir Yarallah, who commands operations in Iraq's Ninevah province, said in a statement on Sunday.

First round of Brexit talks to begin on Monday June 19

The EU meanwhile unveiled plans to give itself new powers over London's banking business after Brexit, in what could be a blow to the city's supremacy as a global financial hub. Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party won more seats than any other party - including Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party - but not enough to keep its parliamentary majority.

58 missing and presumed dead in London apartment fire

Sixteen bodies have been taken to a morgue, he added. Some Grenfell residents had warned months ago that fire safety issues at the tower left it at risk of a "catastrophic" event. "I would like to ask anyone who was in Grenfell Tower that night, but for whatever reason has not told us they are safe to please call our Casualty Bureau", he said.

France parliamentary election turnout low so far

Le Pen's victory was a rare bright spot for Le Pen's nationalist and anti-EU party which was once hoping to emerge as the principal opposition to Macron but is now expected to have only a handful of lawmakers. Sunday's voting is the decisive second round of the election after a first round last weekend which was topped by REM. Turnout will be closely watched after it hit a almost 60-year low in the first round, leading some to warn Macron that his mandate is not as strong as he thinks.

British PM May tries to quell public anger after deadly London fire

Police have said criminal prosecutors will be pursued if there is evidence of wrongdoing. Police say at least 58 people are either confirmed or presumed dead, with the figure likely to rise in coming days. "The country has witnessed a succession of bad tragedies". "Put to the test, the United Kingdom has been resolute in the face of adversity", she said.

HUD Secretary Ben Carson: Give Robert Mueller a chance on Russian Federation probe

Investigators and the public will have to decide whether they believe Trump, who lies all the time , or Comey, who has a flair for the dramatic but also the bearing of an oversized Boy Scout. Pence has seldom addressed the Russian Federation issue, which has overshadowed Trump's efforts to overhaul the healthcare system, cut taxes and boost jobs - priorities that Pence has worked on intensively with Republican lawmakers.

Donald Trump confirms obstruction of justice probe, claiming 'witch hunt'

Mueller's investigation of possible ties between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation has expanded to an inquiry into whether the president obstructed justice after suggesting to then-FBI Director James Comey to drop the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Ronaldo attracting the headlines after report he might leave

Mexico claimed a 2-2 draw with Portugal in their Confederations Cup opener on Sunday with a last-gasp equaliser by Hector Moreno after Cedric seemed to have won the game for the European champions with a goal five minutes from time . " He takes this tournament very seriously and is focused ", said Ronaldo's team-mate Andre Silva , the striker who has just joined AC Milan from Porto.

Singapore PM: Last will of Lee Kuan Yew 'troubling'

Here are the main points raised :1. PM Lee has made public a summary of his statutory declaration on the matter, highlighting "grave concerns" about how his father's last will was prepared. Dr Lee: The quotes from the e-mail were taken out of context. We fear the use of the organs of state against us and Hsien Yang's wife, Suet Fern. The feud is laced with accusations of extralegal bullying and nepotism against Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, compelling the prominent family's second ...

Senate passes new sanctions on Iran, Russia

Additionally, the legislation imposes terrorism-related sanctions on Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, an arm of the regime tasked with exporting its terrorist ideology. Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rand Paul, R-Ky., voted against the sanctions package. If the measure became law, it could complicate relations with some countries in Europe.

Trump submits financial information detailing trust assets

The document is posted on the office's website, detailing Trump's liabilities. Trump reported an income of at least $594 million for 2016 and early 2017 and assets worth at least $1.4 billion. Trump has said that he sold all his stock holdings in June 2016 to avoid conflicts of interest. In total, Trump reported about $ 315 million in liabilities , around the same as past year.

China nursery bomber had 'kill' on walls of house

He had dropped out of school but was employed. The motive was not immediately known and police did not say whether the kindergarten was the target. Although the videos could not be verified, they appeared to be from the same location as other footage posted by state media, which showed ambulances arriving, stretchers being wheeled out and police securing the scene.

Trump again acknowledges he's under investigation

But then Rosenstein made the surprise move to appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead the Russian Federation investigation, a development that people close to Sessions and Trump believe has worsened matters for everyone involved.

Lawyer says Trump not under investigation

Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and has expansive powers to probe any matters that develop from his initial investigation. Sekulow also insisted that Trump's tweets have posed no problems for his legal team. "And as far as that goes, I'd say we're 20 percent into it", he said.

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