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UK ministers hold 'secret talks' with Labour to force soft Brexit

Theresa May has apologised to Tory MPs for the party's election performance, telling them "I got us into this mess I'll get us out of it". Reacting to the meeting, Tory MP Julian Knight said that the prime minister had been "humble and steadfast and certain that we have to get on with the job of government and negotiating Brexit ". Read More »

Ameriprise Financial Inc. Purchases 896811 Shares of H & R Block Inc (HRB)

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Bokf Na holds 10,114 shares. Gulf Interest National Bank (Uk) holds 72,508 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. The (Simple Month Average) SMA20 is at 0.08 percent, its SMA50 Value is 5.19% and SMA200 value is reported as 12.87 Percent. BTIG Research maintained the shares of HRB in report on Tuesday, August 25 with "Buy" rating. BMO Capital Markets has "Market Perform" rating and $24 target. Read More »

Turkey Sends Food To Qatar As Blockade Continues

Investors have been selling Qatari assets and speculating against the riyal as they ponder how long Qatar can weather the crisis without having to devalue its currency or sell any of its global holdings. Al Thani has visited multiple European countries in recent days seeking diplomatic support. Qatar also is the biggest supplier to Pakistan, at 42% of that nation's annual imports. Read More »

What leaving the Paris climate deal means for business

Taking a step back while momentum is building would hurt our country, reducing our credibility with other world leaders and compromising our ability to participate in the booming global clean energy economy. The agreement imposes a climate tax on countries that are responsible for polluting the world's environment. "The legislature finds that not only is climate change real, but it is the overriding challenge of the 21st century and one of the priority issues of the senate", reads one of the ... Read More »

Prison guards killed by inmates during transport in Georgia

Rowe is described as a white man, 6 feet 1 inch, 181 pounds. He stands around 6-foot-2 and weighs 150 pounds. The slain officers were Christopher Monica and Curtis Billue, both of whom worked at Baldwin State Prison in nearby Milledgeville, the Georgia Department of Corrections said. Read More »

Philippines says it learned of city siege plans in advance

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The Philippine government learned days in advance of a plan by Muslim militants aligned with the Islamic State group to lay siege to a southern city, and staged an army raid on a militant hideout that prevented a bigger and deadlier attack, officials said Tuesday. Read More »

Qatar Says Sanctions Violate International Law

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Qatar's foreign minister says that sanctions imposed upon his country violate global law, calling the moves by Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations an "unjust siege". Home to some 10,000 troops, Al-Udeid is central to the US-led fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. In an interview with BBC radio, UAE Ambassador to Russia Omar Saif Ghobash said Qatar had to choose between supporting extremism or supporting its neighbors. Read More »

DUP and Conservatives hold talks

Foster ignored a question from a reporter who asked: "What is your price?". She told a meeting of backbenchers that she had got the party into "this mess" by calling the snap election and now "I'll get us out of it". The talks with the DUP follow May's apology to Conservative rank-and-file lawmakers in a meeting Monday that signalled she would be more open to consultation, particularly with business leaders demanding answers about the details on Britain's departure from the European Union. Read More »

Prime Minister Theresa May vows to stay after Conservatives lose majority

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That's eight short of a majority , and she can now govern only with the support of the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party . The Conservatives lost their parliamentary majority in Thursday's election. I think the results of this election have more to do with austerity than they have to do with Brexit. I wouldn't read the results of this election as being purely related to Brexit. Read More »

Vladimir Putin wonders if US hackers framed Russian Federation during presidential election

Putin's comments come in the midst of an FBI investigation into whether Donald Trump's campaign had conspired with the Russian government to help win the election. "They can be in Russian Federation, in Asia ... even in America, Latin America", Putin told Kelly in a clip unveiled by NBC News. "... if there had been something meaningful he (Kislyak) would have made a report to the (foreign) minister, and the minister would have made a report to me". Read More »

Korea drone photographed US missile-defense site

Last month, South Korean authorities announced that an unidentified object flew across the border, sparking rumors that it might be a North Korean drone. "A concerted effort by the worldwide community to target specific sanctions-violating entities is needed", it said. "Treasury is working with our allies to counter networks that enable North Korea's destabilizing activities, and we urge our worldwide partners to take parallel steps to cut off their funding sources", the spokesman said. Read More »

Photos of the London attackers' fake explosive belts have been released

The 34-year-old said: "They were behind me so I couldn't see, one was standing basically beside me as I was huddled down in the corner. It is hard to speculate what the motive was for wearing the belts", Haydon said in a statement. Another man has been arrested in connection with the terror attack on London Bridge , bringing the total number of arrests to 21. Butt , Rachid Redouane from Barking, and Youssef Zaghba , who is believed to have lived in Ilford, drove into pedestrians on ... Read More »

'Nothing compels him': Why Congress would have difficulty forcing Trump to testify

Read: Did James Comey Lie During Testimony? Asked on Friday if he would be willing to go under oath to give his version of his interactions with Comey, Trump replied , "100%". "I think he's proven himself to be a dishonest man of bad character", Trump Jr said. Comey testified on Thursday that the president asked him to drop an investigation into former national security director Mike Flynn . Read More »

Bernie Sanders Trolls GOP with Blank Piece of Paper

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is still targeting a vote before the July 4 recess, even if there are only 14 working days left. Nevadans will find out this week whether their state will become the first in the country to allow anyone to buy into Medicaid , the government health care program for the poor and disabled. Read More »

Sessions: I have 'no knowledge' of Trump campaign collusion with Russian Federation

CNN previously reported that congressional investigators are examining whether Sessions had an additional private meeting with the Russian ambassador in April 2016 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington . "Jeff could add a lot of light to it as to why he recused himself", Sen. Mark Warner, the vice chairman of the Senate intelligence committee. "There's one meeting we don't [have details about] and people would like to know about it". Read More »

9 arrests made in illegal gaming, money laundering network

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Assistant commissioner Kevin Hackett of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit talks to reporters about a year-long investigation into money laundering at B.C. The men have not been charged but face possible charges of money laundering, drug trafficking and proceeds of crime. A search of six homes led to the seizure of cash, drug paraphernalia, cellphones, computers, and a number of luxury vehicles, including one that had a sophisticated hidden compartment. Read More »

Sri Lanka great Sangakkara scores 100th career century

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Yorkshire scored 289-9 in reply, Adam Lyth top-scoring with 75 and Peter Handscomb striking 60, but it was Surrey who booked a semi-final date at Worcestershire on Saturday. Borthwick was then the first of two wickets to go in as many overs as he was lbw to Azeem Rafiq in the 14th over before Rory Burns swept Yorkshire's other spinner Karl Carver to square leg. Read More »

Sessions denies 'false and scurrilous allegations'

Yet he says he does not have the power to invoke executive privilege, and the president has not asserted it. Senator Angus King, an independent, questioned Sessions' legal basis for refusing to answer. The attorney general is an ardent drug warrior who once lamented in a 2016 hearing that state legalization has undone decades of public effort "to send that message with clarity that good people don't smoke marijuana ". Read More »

Queen recreates first royal railway journey by a monarch

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The Royal party will be re-enacting a trip made by Queen Victoria on 13th June 1842 from Slough to Paddington. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are due to embark on the same journey on the day of the anniversary - this time as the first passengers on one of the region's new Hitachi high speed trains. Read More »

UK's Theresa May holds talks to seal government alliance

The DUP leader declined to give details of what she termed a "positive engagement with the Conservative Party ", but said she would be travelling to London late on Monday for discussions with her team of 10 MPs before a meeting with Mrs May at Downing Street on Tuesday. Read More »

The Secret Trumpcare Bill Is a Giant Scandal

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The meeting, which one Republican aide told CNN was a red-light, green-light, yellow-light situation, is a key moment as Senate leadership attempts to get their conference to coalesce around a baseline health care proposal. It would be the subject of hearings and town hall meetings, where constituents could ask questions and share their concerns with the people they elected. Read More »

75 iOS 11 features and changes Apple didn't have time to cover

It's now unknown if Apple is planning to officially support drag and drop in iOS 11 for the iPhone . It's seen as a maintenance release. Apple seeded the third developer beta of iOS 10.3.3 Tuesday. This might sound a bit spooky because it conjures up the scary idea that your phone is spying on everything you do. The days of endless requests for app reviews and ratings might finally be over, thanks to a subtle change made this week in Apple's App Store Review guidelines. Read More »

NKorea frees US college student; family says he's in coma

A Washington Post report says the parents had been told he may have been infected by botulism while in the North Korea jail system. It was a trip sponsored by PotCoin , a digital currency for legally purchasing marijuana, and was meant to "keep bringing sports to North Korea", the former N.B.A. Read More »