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Brexit talks begin with hopes of constructive deal

Britain and the European Union began their first formal Brexit negotiations Monday, under pressure to seal a deal amid disarray in London over whether to go for a hard or soft divorce. British Secretary of State David Davis pauses before speaking as he arrives at European Union headquarters in Brussels on Monday, June 19, 2017. Lire la suite »

Pakistan to face India in final of ICC Champions Trophy


India retained their position of three in the ICC ODI rankings after their consistent performance led them to the finals of the ICC Champions Trophy . "We have to identify the players we want to take forward", he added. "It is a mercurial team and this tournament has thrown up so many upsets so far", Hussey wrote in a column for the official website of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Lire la suite »

Slightly cooler temperatures expected in coming days


The number of outages Sunday, when triple-digit temperatures were reported around the region, was the highest PG&E has experienced due to heat since July 2006, utility officials said. At Moffett Field the temperature reached 100 degrees, which broke the record of 95 degrees set in 1993. Oakland saw a high of 97, beating the benchmark of 93 set in 1962. Lire la suite »

What to expect from storms Sunday & Monday


South, southeast wind 5 to 8 miles per hour. Sunday . A 20 percent chance of showers. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Inland areas are more likely to see clearing this afternoon and highs reach into the mid-80s. Thursday Night: A chance of showers after 8 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy. Lire la suite »

EU Negotiator Says Sides Agree Brexit Must Be Orderly


Have you read Trendiee Today? The EU says it wants to avoid the return of a "hard border" with Ireland that would require passport controls and customs checks, but how that will be possible without Britain staying part of the EU single market or customs union is not clear. Lire la suite »

Police Officer stabbed during protest in Darjeeling; CM alleges conspiracy


Urging the people in the hills to not listen to the GJM leadership, she also denied reports of police firing. "The central and the state governments are using us as pawns to serve their own political interests". Meanhwile, shops, hotels and other business establishments, barring pharmacies are closed on the 16th day of the GJM-sponsored indefinite shutdown in the Darjeeling hills. Lire la suite »

Merkel seeks "good agreement" with UK on Brexit

The Brexit Secretary acknowledged there would be "challenging times ahead" as he met the European Commission's chief negotiator Michel Barnier for the formal start of the talks. Mr Barnier made clear Brussels intends to stick to its timetable of dealing with the terms of Britain's "orderly" withdrawal before moving on to discussing trade relations. Lire la suite »

Trump's lawyer: Ignore his tweets, the President is not under investigation


That means that the judiciary panel could be the main body in Congress to investigate whether Trump improperly used his authority to urge Comey to back off an investigation of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn . The future of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein seemed in doubt last Friday, when Trump appeared to attack him in the tweet about being investigated. Lire la suite »

Democrats Tie Up The Senate To Protest GOP Health Care Push

The Vermont senator slammed the GOP plan for its content, its secrecy, and the fact that there have been zero committee hearings on the legislation - unprecedented for a bill of this magnitude. The aide said Democrats will begin slowing work on bills by refusing to let the Senate bypass time-consuming procedural steps, which it customarily does on most legislation. Lire la suite »

Australia suspends air strikes in Syria

The Pentagon issued a statement: "The coalition does not seek to fight Syrian regime, Russian, or pro-regime forces partnered with them, but will not hesitate to defend coalition or partner forces from any threat". The US military says they tried to de-escalate the situation before taking down the aircraft. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said of the US military action in Syria, "What is this, if not an act of aggression?" The US claimed that it had targeted the plane "in ... Lire la suite »

Wounded UPS shooting survivor baffled over suspect's motive


The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly. "I'm heartbroken. I can't understand why this happened", Chen said, a pair of crutches nearby. Chen said Lam never indicated before the shooting that he had problems with other workers, and said he had a friendly chat with Lam about their routes two days before the shooting. Lire la suite »

Cosby judge bristles at requests for mistrial

The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case returned to court Friday for the fifth straight day of deliberations, and was told by the judge to deliberate as long as needed. "Was it in your mind you were going to use the Quaaludes for young women, plural, that you were going to have sex with?" a questioner had asked. He says they were lovers and the encounter was consensual. Lire la suite »

Le Maroc huit fois primés au salon INPEX aux Etats-Unis — Inventions


A noter que ces distinctions ont été remises à des inventeurs marocains appartenant à des établissements de l'enseignement supérieur relevant de l'Université Mohammed V de Rabat, indique l'agence de presse officielle marocaine MAP. Et la seconde médaille d'or a été décrochée dans la catégorie "Energies alternatives" pour l'invention "Solardo" de Dr Laila Sedki et du professeur Mohammed Maaroufi de l'Ecole Mohammadia des Ingénieurs (EMI). Lire la suite »

Egyptian police officer jailed for killing activist


Al-Sabbagh's killing drew widespread condemnation in Egypt and overseas. The killing of Sabbagh took place on the fourth memorial of the January 25 revolution, during the dispersal of a protest near Egypt's renowned Tahrir square, where she received a bullet that led to her death. Lire la suite »

Congrès mondial des métropoles à Montréal — Canada


Sous le thème "Enjeux globaux: Métropoles en action", le congrès rassemblera des délégués, des élus, des experts, des entreprises ainsi que des ONG. Plus de 200 conférenciers présenteront des sujets tels que les métropoles intelligentes, le développement durable, l'inclusion et le vivre ensemble, la mobilité et l'aménagement du territoire, le développement économique, ou encore l'économie collaborative. Lire la suite »

United Kingdom sees 'happy' Brexit outcome for both sides

It was a clear rebuff to May's stated ambition of wrapping up a new free trade agreement quickly. "As we spoke on the way in, I was reminded of that famous scene in Love Actually where Hugh Grant does his dance down the stairs, but apparently it wasn't filmed here so I didn't get a chance to see the stairs". Lire la suite »

UK, EU talk up chance of Brexit deal

He hailed that the the first session was "important", "open", and "useful indeed to start off on the right foot as the clock is ticking ". Northern Ireland's border with the Republic and the bill for Britain's previous European Union commitments will also be high on the agenda, Mr Barnier said. Lire la suite »

Friday the 13th: The Game Adds Retro Jason as Free DLC


There's no doubt that Gun Media and Illfonic, the companies behind the game, have been working around the clock to fix what's broken. Don't we all just love it when developers give out free stuff? The game is quite popular, especially on Twitch where streamers get to play with their viewers, and overall the amount of attention Friday the 13th: The Game got is quite wonderful, so the developers chose to give out some freebies to the supporting community. Lire la suite »

Mexican journalists, activists accuse govt of spying on them


Sold under the premise that it would be used specifically for monitoring criminal groups and terrorists, the New York Times found that Mexican authorities are instead allegedly using the Pegasus software to spy on "human rights lawyers, journalists and anti-corruption activists". Lire la suite »

Now a street in Kerala named "Gazaz"


When such matters come to the municipal council, there will be a debate and if the name is not of public acceptance, it will be rejected. Gaza is the disputed stretch of land between Egypt and Israel and it is a self-governing Palestinian territory on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Lire la suite »

European court rules in favor of Russian gay activists


Alexeyev said Tuesday's ruling will give his advocacy group legal grounds to get the anti-gay law scrapped. "The [Russian] authorities had reinforced stigma and prejudice and encouraged homophobia, which was incompatible with the values - of equality, pluralism and tolerance - of a democratic society", the court said. Lire la suite »

United States student dies after release from N. Korea

The Cincinnati native and University of Virginia undergraduate was traveling on a student tour of North Korea last year when he was arrested and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for taking down a propaganda poster. "The United States once again condemns the brutality of the North Korean regime as we mourn its latest victim", the statement further read. Such direct consultations between the two governments are rare because they don't have formal diplomatic relations. Lire la suite »

Simon Coveney: North 'may be most vulnerable to bad Brexit deal'


She repeated that Sinn Féin wanted to reach agreement but one that was based on equality, respect and integrity. "As a UK Government we remain absolutely steadfast in our commitment to the Belfast Agreement, its successor agreements". The Sunday Times said ministers within May's cabinet had "let it be known" they would oust the prime minister if they thought she could not pass the government's legislative program in a vote expected on June 28. Lire la suite »