• And so it begins: Brexit talks to focus first on orderly exit
And so it begins: Brexit talks to focus first on orderly exit

European Union negotiator Michel Barnier and his British counterpart, David Davis , said after the first negotiating session that they were confident of quick progress but that major challenges lie ahead to meet the March 2019 deadline for the U.K.to officially leave the bloc.

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  • Trump meeting with North Korean leader unlikely
Trump meeting with North Korean leader unlikely

The U.S. side is expected to press China to cooperate on a further toughening of worldwide sanctions on North Korea. Senior U.S. and Chinese officials will meet in Washington on Wednesday, and one focus will be to target North Korean companies that do business via China, Acting Assistant Secretary of State Susan Thornton told reporters Monday.

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  • How did Otto Warmbier die?
How did Otto Warmbier die?

FILE- In this June 15, 2017, file photo, Fred Warmbier, father of Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia undergraduate student who was imprisoned in North Korea in March 2016, speaks during a news conference at Wyoming. Sentenced to hard labour for stealing a political poster from a North Korean hotel, the 22-year-old Warmbier was medically evac...

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  • 150 gather at Minnesota park for Castile rally
150 gather at Minnesota park for Castile rally

Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , streamed the immediate aftermath of the shooting on Facebook . "I am so disappointed in the state of Minnesota ". Castiles family claimed he was profiled because of his race, and the shooting renewed concerns about how police officers interact with minorities. We hope they will be held and met with the...

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  • Handel Wins Special Election Runoff in Georgia 6th Congressional District
Handel Wins Special Election Runoff in Georgia 6th Congressional District

Handel's victory keeps in GOP hands a seat that has been Republican for almost four decades, starting with Newt Gingrich in 1979, followed by Johnny Isakson and Tom Price , the latter of whom resigned in February when he was confirmed as the new secretary of health and human services.

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  • Otto Warmbier's family declines autopsy
Otto Warmbier's family declines autopsy

North Korean media, however, said the 22-year-old student's release had been based on a court decision and "on humanitarian grounds". (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File). Like student Otto Warmbier , he visited North Korea with a tour group and was taken into custody at the airport when trying to leave. He could not speak or move voluntarily and h...

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  • Varadkar becomes Ireland's first openly gay prime minister
Varadkar becomes Ireland's first openly gay prime minister

Naradkar, 38, has also become the first gay premier and the youngest person to hold office in the once-staunchly Catholic country of 4.6 million people that only decriminalised homosexuality in 1993 and legalised divorce two years later. On Wednesday afternoon, Varadkar will meet with President Michael D. Higgins to sign the papers that officially ...

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  • Met Office issues amber level 3 health warning for heatwave
Met Office issues amber level 3 health warning for heatwave

The threat of heavy rain and thunder is initially confined to parts of northern England before the threat of severe weather becomes more extensive late Wednesday. "However, many places will likely see little or no impacts". He said: "Quite a heavy belt of thundery showers will be moving eastwards and that behind it will pull in slightly cooler fr...

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  • Philippines condemns attack near United Kingdom mosque
Philippines condemns attack near United Kingdom mosque

BuzzFeed's James Ball was told by a witness, Abdulrahman Aloudi, that the attacker yelled "kill me, kill me, I want to kill all Muslims". Metropolitan Police deputy assistant commissioner Neil Basu said the man who died was already receiving first aid from members of the public and it was not yet known if his death was caused by the attack .

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  • Champions Trophy 2021 in doubt, ICC mulls 2 WT20s in 4 years
Champions Trophy 2021 in doubt, ICC mulls 2 WT20s in 4 years

Platform set, MoM Zaman went on to crack 114 with Babar Azam and Mohammed Hafeez, 57 not out, taking Pakistan to a muscle-flexing 338 for four. Men, women and children packed Karachi airport as Sarfraz returned from England, where Pakistan thrashed arch-rivals India to be crowned surprise winners.

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  • Republican Karen Handel avoids upset in congressional election in Georgia
Republican Karen Handel avoids upset in congressional election in Georgia

Like Ossoff , Handel rarely mentions Trump . Republicans can enjoy some breathing room after winning a Georgia special congressional race that morphed from an afterthought in the usually conservative Atlanta suburbs into an expensive national proxy for Washington wars ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

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  • Moscow accuses US-led coalition of terror 'complicity' over
Moscow accuses US-led coalition of terror 'complicity' over

The shoot down comes two days after the USA announced it shot down a Syrian regime fighter jet on Sunday after it dropped bombs near us -backed Syrian Kurdish forces advancing on ISIS's stronghold of Raqqa. According to the defence force, the operations ceased temporarily as a "precautionary measure" and a decision to resume would be made "in d...

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  • U.S. jet shoots down 'Iranian drone' in Syria
U.S. jet shoots down 'Iranian drone' in Syria

After following Tuesday's incident, the us military has destroyed the pro-Syrian forces fifth time in the southern Syria since late May. Coalition aircraft were conducting a "show of force" against pro-Syrian regime forces that had been advancing on Ja'Din earlier 2 hr.

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  • Turkish troops arrive in Qatar amid Gulf tensions
Turkish troops arrive in Qatar amid Gulf tensions

Yousef al-Jaida, chief executive of the Qatar Financial Centre, said this week that institutions from Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain had about $18 bn of deposits in Qatari banks that would mature in two months. Trump called on Qatar to stop funding of groups that commit terrorism , saying the Gulf nation had historically done so "at a very ...

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  • Republican Karen Handel fends off Democratic challenger in Georgia special election
Republican Karen Handel fends off Democratic challenger in Georgia special election

As promised, the special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District was nip and tuck for much of the night. Democrats need to flip 24 Republican-held seats to reclaim a House majority; winning a conservative district like this one would embolden the party and serve notice to Republicans that a Democratic takeover is possible.

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  • Russian jet came within feet of USA reconnaissance plane, Pentagon says
Russian jet came within feet of USA reconnaissance plane, Pentagon says

Air Force reconnaissance aircraft in the Baltic Sea on Monday, two U.S. officials told Fox News . The majority have been deemed safe, U.S. officials say. Russia's threat came after a Syrian plane was shot down by a USA fighter jet in what Moscow branded an "act of aggression" which violated worldwide law.

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  • Jon Ossoff loses in crucial Georgia congressional race
Jon Ossoff loses in crucial Georgia congressional race

Last week's assassination attempt at a practice for the Congressional Baseball Game happened at the height of the campaign, and was used against Democratic candidate Jon Ossof, despite bipartisan calls not to politicize it. Democrats have aimed to leverage Trump's dismal approval rating and opposition to the Republican health-care bill into winni...

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  • Judge Mulls Nevada Bid for Recreational Marijuana Sales July 1
Judge Mulls Nevada Bid for Recreational Marijuana Sales July 1

But he said after more than six hours of testimony that wrapped up just before 5 p.m. that he now hopes to issue that ruling today. "The department has not determined whether exclusively licensing liquor wholesalers as temporary marijuana distributors will result in an insufficient number of licenses", Wilson wrote.

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  • South Korea To Phase Out All Coal & Nuclear Power
South Korea To Phase Out All Coal & Nuclear Power

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday sent a consolation letter to the family of the late USA student who died days after his release from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). President Moon Jae-in has expressed his personal condolences to the family of USA citizen Otto Warmbier, South Korea's presidential office said on Tuesda...

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  • Timeline: N. Korean missiles a test for new S. Korean leader
Timeline: N. Korean missiles a test for new S. Korean leader

North Korea successfully tested a new "ground-to-sea cruise rocket" that is capable of striking enemy battleships staging a military attack, the country's KCNA news agency said Friday. "The only things North Korea can gain from these provocations are economic isolation and economic difficulties", Moon apparently conceded at a National Security ...

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