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Highly anticipated Brexit talks start in Brussels this morning


European Union leaders have said they hope sufficient progress is made on the key divorce issues by the autumn to allow discussions to begin on the future trade and security relationship. "Now, the hard work begins", Mr Davis said, adding he wanted a deal that worked for both sides. On the upside, Britain could do trade deals with other countries and would no longer be bound to the EU's agriculture and fishery policy, an important point for the Scots, who have a large fishing industry. Lire la suite »

Bidding war possible for Whole Foods Inc


Any buyer of Whole Foods would likely argue that it was not in the same market, said Alden Abbott, an antitrust expert with the Heritage Foundation. The industry saw this validation earlier in the year, too, when the e-commerce giant was promoting a new furniture seller program in High Point , indicating that it has yet to figure out the bulky, damage-prone category. Lire la suite »

Jared Kushner delivers remarks after tech meeting

So Washington took notice Monday when Kushner presided over a White House meeting of technology executives and actually took the microphone. Those using abusive language or negative behavior will result in being blacklisted on Disqus. Lire la suite »

Ottawa unveils Royal Tour details


The Royal couple will reunite for a "community celebration" with local performances before they depart for Canada's capital region. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will visit the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut, tour a winery in Ontario and explore the headquarters of a Canadian e-commerce company as part of their upcoming visit to Canada. Lire la suite »

Justices take on fight over partisan electoral maps


The term comes from a Massachusetts state Senate district that resembled a salamander and was approved in 1812 by Massachusetts Gov. Elbridge Gerry. The lower court found that redistricting efforts are unlawful partisan gerrymandering when they seek to entrench the party in power, and have no other legitimate justification. Lire la suite »

Napa police rescue dog left in hot auto


The dog is under the care of a vet, and police are asking dog owners to leave their pets at home when it's this hot. They called 911 and Napa police and an officer from the sheriff's department's animal services division responded and freed the dog from the vehicle. Lire la suite »

Trump criticises federal government technology as outdated

Chris Liddell, director of strategic initiatives for the Trump administration, told CNBC earlier to day that the summit will especially focus on cloud and cybersecurity . In 2015, the US government made at least 7,000 separate IT investments and some agencies were using systems that had components at least 50 years old. Lire la suite »

UK, EU's historic Brexit talks commence


As talks got under way in Brussels , the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier stressed that both sides must "first tackle uncertainties caused by Brexit". Anxious by mass immigration and loss of sovereignty, Britain past year voted to end its decades-old membership of the 28-nation bloc in a shock referendum result. Lire la suite »

Trump's legal plan built in his image: Fight, fight, fight

But ThePost reported that Coats had told associates Trump had asked him to intervene with Comey when he was still FBI Director , to take the heat off former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and that Trump had asked Coats and Rogers to publicly deny any evidence of collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 election. Lire la suite »

London Van Attack: Brave Imam 'Stopped All Forms' of Assault on Suspect

The van hit people who had been attending evening prayers at the Muslim Welfare House and the nearby Finsbury Park Mosque in north London , one of the biggest in Britain. Mohammed Mahmoud, the imam from the Muslim Welfare House, stepped in to ensure the van driver was not hurt until he was bundled into a police van. Lire la suite »

President Trump confirms he is being investigated over Comey firing

USA president Donald Trump appeared to confirm he is under investigation for obstruction of justice, as he lashed out at what he described as a " witch hunt " against him. On Friday, Trump made more comments on the probe. A new report that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is widening his Russian Federation investigation has prompted the Department of Justice to issue a new warning about government leaks. Lire la suite »

Man held after van driven into crowd near Finsbury Park mosque


Transportation officials said roads were being closed in the area. "Thank God I just moved to the side, I just jumped". London Ambulance tweeted: "We have sent a number of resources to an incident in Seven Sisters Road". She said she was "very sorry for what's happened", the Press Association reported. Police killed the three attackers. He has also yet to offer public comments on the deaths of seven United States sailors, who were killed during a collision between their U.S. Lire la suite »

Qatar Airways fires back at Arab neighbors with 'no borders' ad

An Arabic hashtag on Twitter has also appeared calling for Saudis to cut ties with Turkey. "We have had a lot of cancellations, especially to the four countries that did this illegal blockade, but we have found new markets and this is our growth strategy", he said , adding passengers were returning to the carrier after initially being deterred when the boycott started. Lire la suite »

Congress accuses BJP of unilateralism on Presidential candidate

Shah said political parties had been informed of the NDA's choice. His remarks came hours after the BJP Parliamentary Board declared Bihar Governor Kovind as the NDA's choice for President. It has also garnered support from parties like the YSR Congress, which has almost 2 per cent, and the TRS , which has 1.6 per cent. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said that BJD will support NDA's candidate Ram Nath Kovind as Presidential candidate. Lire la suite »

London terror attack suspect named by media

One elderly man, who had collapsed moments before the van appeared, was pronounced dead at the scene, although police have not yet confirmed whether he died as a result of the attack. The London Ambulance Service took nine people to three London hospitals. The Muslim Council of Britain umbrella group said it expected increased security "as a matter of urgency". Lire la suite »

Adele visits London firefighters after tower block blaze


The London Fire Brigade and firefighter Rob Petty shared a handful of pictures of the "wonderfully grounded" Londoner as she joined them at the station. 'Adele was going round and hugging everyone she could to comfort them, ' the fan wrote. Adele made an appearance at the vigil being held to support victims and survivors of the Grenfell Tower blaze on Wednesday evening. Lire la suite »

Portugal gains upper hand over wildfire that killed 64

Portugal's national route 236 was transformed into a road of hell as the ferocious blaze ripped through the wooded countryside around the epicentre in Pedrogao Grande. The forest fire broke out on a road linking the municipalities of Figueiro dos Vinhos and Castanheira de Pera, causing people to be trapped on a road surrounded by flames. Lire la suite »

79 believed to have died in London high-rise fire


Witness accounts claimed a faint sound of an alarm went off around 1:30 am, but with alarms in the building sounding off on a floor-by-floor basis, the sound may not have been heard by all the residents in the 24-story floor. The new exterior cladding used in a renovation on London's Grenfell Tower may have been banned under United Kingdom building regulations, two British ministers have revealed. Lire la suite »

Scalise upgraded to serious condition after more surgery


More on this as it develops. Scalise's surgeon said on Friday he can hope to make an "excellent recovery", even though when he arrived at the hospital he was at imminent risk of death. "We all owe Steve a big, big thank you", Trump added. The wife of wounded GOP congressman Steve Scalise says she is thankful for all the prayers and warm wishes her family has received since her husband was shot at a baseball practice. Lire la suite »

Rep. Scalise's Condition Improves, Upgraded to 'Serious'

Mika also remained hospitalized Saturday after undergoing an additional surgery. In family photos accompanying Sunday's Twitter post , Scalise is seen smiling as he enjoys everyday moments with his wife, son and daughter. Roger Williams were also injured during the incident. The gunman, James T. Hodgkinson, was killed by police after the Wednesday shooting rampage. The update comes just one day after a doctor told reporters here that Scalise is not only expected to walk again but ... Lire la suite »

Indian Consulate marks third International Yoga Day in US

The Consulate will hold its flagship Yoga event "Recharge at Battery Park" in the city on Monday during which several Yoga sessions will be conducted by leading practitioners. Speakers at the event will include Kher, World Health Organisation Executive Director Nata Menabde, Swami Chidanand Saraswati and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, former National Football League athlete turned yogi Keith Mitchell, Bluechip Marketing Worldwide CEO Stanton Kawer and Swami Sivadasananda. Lire la suite »

UK's Hammond says new UK-EU regulatory process needed after Brexit

A DUP source confirmed negotiations were "ongoing" and said they were looking to deliver "a more compassionate style of government for the whole of the UK". He said that there needed to be a new urgency to re-establishing Stormont as the Brexit negotiation began. Northern Ireland has been without a powersharing Executive since March and without a First and Deputy First Minister since January. Lire la suite »