• UK to double length of next Parliament to deal with Brexit
UK to double length of next Parliament to deal with Brexit

The concession sets the tone for negotiations over Britain's withdrawal from the European Union that are set to begin in Brussels on Monday. "Our view is that withdrawal agreement and terms of the future relationship must be agreed alongside each other", said the spokesman.

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  • Diamond merchants to protest against proposed GST rates — Surat
Diamond merchants to protest against proposed GST rates — Surat

Giving some relief, Council has also chose to give relaxation of 2 months for filing of GST returns. Companies will have to file sale invoice for August with the GST Network by 20 September instead of 10 September earlier. The Council is scheduled to meet on June 18 to finalise e-way rules and anti-profiteering norms. It also poses a huge challenge...

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  • Climate change fight endures
Climate change fight endures

Hawaii has just become the first American state to ensure their accordance with the Paris Climate Agreement. Former New York Mayor and U.N. Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael Bloomberg pledged $15 million to make up for the USA contribution to the climate agreement.

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  • Italian Minister: US, G-7 Far Apart on Paris Climate Deal
Italian Minister: US, G-7 Far Apart on Paris Climate Deal

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he did not ask German Chancellor Angela Merkel to consider keeping all mentions of the Paris climate change accord out of the upcoming G20 leaders meeting statement to placate U.S. If we fail to globally curb carbon emissions, the world will continue to grow warmer, sea levels will rise and we'll face more int...

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  • Landslide Kills 6 in Meghalaya
Landslide Kills 6 in Meghalaya

The death toll in the devastating landslides triggered by heavy rains in Meghalaya has risen to seven, an official said on Sunday. Rescue team of Meghalaya State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), Home Guards and police with the help of local villagers are engaged to rescue the missing persons.

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  • Irish PM holds separate talks with leaders of Northern Ireland parties
Irish PM holds separate talks with leaders of Northern Ireland parties

Sinn Fein's Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill said: "I will be making it very clear that any deal between the Tories and the DUP can not be allowed to undermine the Good Friday and subsequent agreements". "It's going to be hard". "I think there will be pressure for a softer Brexit", Mr Cameron added, saying that Parliament now "deserves a say" o...

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  • Brexit talks set to begin next week
Brexit talks set to begin next week

Conservatives signalled that talks with the unionists could even continue beyond the start of Brexit talks and the Queen's Speech , as Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams warned that any deal struck could breach the Good Friday Agreement that brought peace to Northern Ireland .

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  • Special Counsel Investigates Trump, Son-in-Law
Special Counsel Investigates Trump, Son-in-Law

Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser, and when that did not work, firing Comey with a false pretextual explanation. Trump said on Twitter. The memo to former transition team members on Thursday also seeks specific information on five people , the Times reported, They include Paul Manafort , Trump's former campaign manager; Rick G...

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  • American soldiers wounded, not killed in incident at Afghan base
American soldiers wounded, not killed in incident at Afghan base

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement sent to media. On June 10, three USA soldiers were killed and another was wounded in the Achin district of Nangahar province when an Afghan commando opened fire on them.

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  • Top US diplomat asks for
Top US diplomat asks for "flexibility" as Congress passes new Russian Federation sanctions

The legislation sets up a review process that would require Trump to get Congress' approval before taking any action to ease, suspend or lift any sanctions on Russian Federation. The House has yet to take up the measure, which is an amendment to a bill that tightens sanctions on Iran for its ballistic missile tests. The bill was opposed by Tr...

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"Create goodwill", business leaders urge May in Brexit talks

Fighting for her political survival, May has been trying to strike a deal with a small Northern Irish Protestant party to avoid a second election that could delay Brexit talks and damage the $2.5 trillion economy. Significant progress in talks on the budget and citizens'rights issue, as well as on issues around the new EU-UK land border in Ireland,...

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  • PM May faces mounting criticism over London fire
PM May faces mounting criticism over London fire

Grief over a high-rise tower blaze that killed dozens of p. They met volunteers, local residents and community representatives while visiting Westway Sports Centre in west London , near the burnt down 24-storey Grenfell Tower . Following the meeting, Mrs May released a strongly-worded statement in which she said on-the-ground support for famili...

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  • 58 people missing in London tower blaze presumed dead
58 people missing in London tower blaze presumed dead

Of the 58, he said 30 were confirmed dead. Hundreds also stormed the Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall on Friday evening, chanting " Theresa May must go ", and in front of the Home Office, where signs contained messages like " Justice for Grenfell " and "Homes for people not profit".

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  • Grief turns to anger in neighbourhood near tower fire
Grief turns to anger in neighbourhood near tower fire

Hundreds have been left homeless by the blaze, putting more pressure on officials in a city already plagued by a chronic housing shortage. Several dozen police, including mounted officers, were in attendance. As the royals were leaving the center, they were met with cheers but also anguished cries for help from a crowd of about 40 people. Opposit...

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  • UK to hold two-year Brexit parliament
UK to hold two-year Brexit parliament

The U.K. Permanent Representation in Brussels did not reply to POLITICO's request for information on who is attending the talks with Weyand on the British side. Prime Minister Theresa May wants to negotiate the divorce and the future trading relationship with the European Union before Britain leaves in March 2019, followed by what she calls a pha...

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  • Hammond to push for United Kingdom to stay in EU customs union
Hammond to push for United Kingdom to stay in EU customs union

Hammond will attempt to change May's mind after a disastrous election in which the government lost its majority last Thursday, the Times said. He will urge the Government to rethink its plan to pursue an independent trade policy outside the trade group, which guarantees tariff-free trade within the bloc but prohibits members from striking third...

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  • Harman Leads US Open After Round 3, Thomas Sets Course Record
Harman Leads US Open After Round 3, Thomas Sets Course Record

I got off to a good start but it sort of caught up with me as the round went on. Day , the world number three, shot a 3-over-par 75 on day two to be 10-over and he will be joined on the sidelines by Scott, after the 2013 Masters champion finished on 3-over courtesy of a 75 in the second round.

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  • South Africa supports mediation to resolve Gulf crisis
South Africa supports mediation to resolve Gulf crisis

Qatar's allies, Iran and Turkey, have helped the country in actions and rhetoric. The diplomatic crisis has seen Arab nations and others cut ties to Qatar, which hosts a US military base and will be the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Before the blockade, most of the milk pouring into the country came from Saudi Arabia and it's now becoming scar...

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  • As Russia Probe Widens, Special Counsel Builds Up Team
As Russia Probe Widens, Special Counsel Builds Up Team

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein recently issued a statement telling Americans to be "sceptical about anonymous allegations". In an explosive announcement that departed from Justice Department protocols against commenting on investigations, then-director Comey gave congressional testimony that induced the media to report , and much of th...

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  • 58 missing, presumed dead in London highrise fire, police say
58 missing, presumed dead in London highrise fire, police say

A huge fire started at the 24-floor Grenfell tower high-rise block in North Kensington on Wednesday, engulfing the entire building and trapping nearly 120 families inside. I absolutely get why they're angry", Green said. "It is hard to escape a very sombre national mood", the queen said in a statement to mark her official birthday - an occasion...

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