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Eric Dier could be missing piece of Mourinho midfield — In Focus

It's claimed that, having missed out on Hull's Harry Maguire to Leicester, Mauricio Pochettino is now pursuing other centre backs, with Smalling believed to be available after Lindelof's arrival. The north London club already have Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld as senior centre-back options, but will need cover to help them compete in both European and domestic competitions. Read More

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Michael Portillo: Theresa May is unlikely to be PM in October

Michael Portillo: Theresa May is unlikely to be PM in October

Mr Cundy said: "I absolutely understand the frustration of why figures haven't been released earlier". Police Commander Stuart Cundy said the number of 58 is based on reports from the public and may rise. Police said on Thursday that they had launched a criminal investigation into the fire. A review is underway of tower blocks in Salford , where the council has pledged to find out from its housing partners whether "fire safety policies and procedures are in place and have been ... Read More

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Philip Hammond: UK must be pragmatic in Brexit talks

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michael Barnier and the UK's Brexit minister, David Davis , will meet in Brussels on Monday (19 June), kicking off negotiations likely to take nearly two years. Hammond, who may be in the vanguard of the shift, said in Luxembourg that he favors a "pragmatic" Brexit that safeguards jobs and the economy. "It is clear that the Government can no longer seek to silence opposition or sideline Parliament", said Sir Keir. Read More

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Britain's Hammond to push for United Kingdom to stay in EU customs union

DUP leader Arlene Foster has said she wants a " sensible Brexit " that works for the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland . Barnier this week acknowledged "sensitivity" in London at European Union suggestions that Britain might owe it some 60 billion euros in 2019 and said sorting out the issue soon would help a trade deal: "I would like to very quickly play down this question, and find concrete, pragmatic and just solutions", he said on Monday. Read More

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Navalny Supporters Holding Anticorruption Protests Across Russia

Russian liberal opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny attends hearing at the Lyublinsky district court in Moscow , Russia , 30 May 2017. Petersburg, Russia, Monday. Unheeding to official warnings, Navalny insisted his supporters would turn out to protest like they did on March 26, when huge unauthorized opposition rallies led to the arrest of hundreds of people including Navalny himself. Read More

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BJP panel meets Gandhi, Yechury, Advani, but takes no names

So, now what we are saying is if they (government) do not tell us the name of their Presidential candidate by June 20, then we will appeal to other opposition parties that we should all meet on June 21 and declare our candidate. "We had expected that they would suggest some name which we could have seriously considered". Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, who was also present during the meeting, said BJP leaders came only to meet and seek cooperation on the presidential election . Read More

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Rivals 'all Team Scalise' as political baseball clash honours shot Republican

Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner also remains at the MedStar Washington hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound to her ankle, but is in "good condition and good spirits" the hospital said. The congressional baseball game will go on as planned Thursday - with a distinct Louisiana ... Two officers were shot, as were congressional aide Zach Barth and lobbyist Matt Mika. Read More

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Trump confirms probe over Comey firing

Mr Mueller was named as a special counsel by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , eight days after Mr Comey's dismissal to lead the Russian Federation investigation. The President later indicated, however that he had made a decision to fire Mr Comey with or without approval from the Justice Department , and said in a nationally televised interview that the Russian Federation probe was part of his rationale for the sacking. Read More

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Suspend Delhi govt but don't harass us everyday: AAP on CBI action

Suspend Delhi govt but don't harass us everyday: AAP on CBI action

Stating that the BJP was engaged in politics of vendetta, AAP said the raids were being carried out because it has "shaken the corrupt roots of conventional political parties through its people centric governance". The government denies influencing CBI. Mr. Kejriwal also said that field visits by government officials were of "utmost importance to keep abreast of what is happening". Read More

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Brexit talks will reportedly begin on Monday despite Britain's political chaos

The UK is due to leave the European Union by the end of March 2019. The chancellor of the exchequer was asked whether he favored a softer version of Brexit - such as British membership of the EU single market or of a customs union. "We believe that the withdrawal process can not be concluded without the future relationship also being taken into account". " We should be protecting jobs, protecting economic growth and protecting prosperity ", he said in Luxembourg last week. Read More

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Kashmir: Bodies of Lashkar commander Junaid Matoo and two militants recovered

The cordon and search operation started at around 8am in Malik Mohalla of Arwani, area of Kulgam around 55 kms from Srinagar , which triggered a gun battle between forces and the militants. They had joined the militancy previous year, said the police. Thousands of villagers participated in Nasir Wani's funeral at Heff village in Shopian amid chanting of slogans even as a group of militants appeared on the scene and paid gun salute to him. Read More

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No arrests yet in Rajasthan lynching case

No arrests yet in Rajasthan lynching case

It is alleged that Khan was beaten up badly. The incident took place near Bagwasa Kachi in the state's Pratapgarh city Friday when the civil officials were patrolling the area to stop local people from relieving in the open. However, Jain insists Zafar was "perfectly healthy" when he left them. However, when we went to the station to lodge a complaint, we came to know of his death. Read More

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Ariana Grande delivers for Manchester

Ariana Grande delivers for Manchester

The short clip on the tram afterwards showed Manchester's spirit of defiance continuing well after Ariana Grande and the rest of the superstar lineup had finished performing. Viewers were so impressed with Ariana and her efforts to help those injured that fans have been calling for the American star to receive an honorary Damehood from the Queen. Read More

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May to meet NI parties amid concerns over deal with DUP

May to meet NI parties amid concerns over deal with DUP

British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet delegations from Sinn Féin, the SDLP and the Ulster Unionist and Alliance parties in Downing Street today. We know other matters, such as cutting air passenger duty and increased infrastructure spending, have been discussed, but we haven't got any sense of the exact details of the deal. Read More

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Trump tweet appears to confirm he's under investigation

Trump's tweet that he's being investigated "by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director " may refer to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . Earlier today, Trump spoke in Miami to announce the rollback of President Obama's relaxed trade and travel policies toward Cuba. Earlier this week, the president called the investigation the "greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history" and said it was being led by "some very bad and conflicted people ". Read More

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New York Times sues Federal Bureau of Investigation to get notes of Comey-Trump talks

With the revelation this week by the Washington Post that Trump was under investigation for possible attempted obstruction of justice , Rosenstein finds himself caught in an awkward pincer - stuck between the wrath of a president who could fire him and questions about his own future role supervising Mueller when he could become a witness in the special counsel's probe. Read More

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Bill Cosby Plans For Future Despite Pending Lawsuits

Constand says the star drugged and molested her in 2004 at his home outside of Philadelphia. The judgment came after the jury failed to reach a verdict after deliberating for over 5 days (52 hours). He says it was consensual. But the panel returned yesterday to tell the judge they were still deadlocked on all three counts. "We commend those prosecutors who raised awareness that one of the hallmarks of drug-related sexual assaults is the effect the drug has on the victim's memory and ... Read More

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Senate Passes Sanctions on Iran and Russian Federation

Senate Passes Sanctions on Iran and Russian Federation

Senate approval of the bill comes more than five months after USA intelligence agencies said Moscow meddled in the 2016 election. The US Senate in Congress has voted almost unanimously to impose new sanctions against Iran and Russian Federation, setting up a possible confrontation with the administration of President Donald Trump as it attempts to improve relations with Moscow, PressTV reported . Read More

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May seeks to allay peace process fears over DUP alliance

He also suggested that the Scottish Tories led by Ruth Davidson could also add to the pressure on Mrs May to change course. "What we are doing in relation to the productive talks that we are holding with the Democratic Unionist Party is ensuring that it is possible to, with their support, give the stability to the UK Government that I think is necessary at this time". Read More

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London fire protesters storm city hall

Britain's Prime Minister , Theresa May , speaks to police officers as she visits the scene of a tower block which was destroyed in a fire disaster, in north Kensington, West London , Britain June 15, 2017. Prime Minister May vowed on Friday to rehouse victims of the tragedy within three weeks, assuring that the cost of temporary accommodation will be met on their behalf. Read More

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Trump confirms he is under investigation

The emergence of the obstruction of justice inquiry may make it harder for Trump to have Mueller removed. He could fire him directly, although that would draw the most ire; he could direct Rosenstein to fire him, but the deputy testified last week that he'd only fire the counsel for " good cause; " Trump could fire Rosenstein and see if his replacement will fire Mueller. Read More

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London fire: Death toll rises to 58

A Downing Street spokesman said: "The prime minister is this morning chairing a cross-Government meeting to ensure everything possible is being done to support those affected by the Grenfell tragedy". Earlier in the day, the 91-year-old monarch described the country's mood as "somber" but insisted that Britain remained resolute during a hard time . Read More

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Triumphant Corbyn declares Labour 'a government in waiting'

It began with something hardly anyone foresaw - the election of Donald Trump as US President. I want to thank you for the incredible support you gave to pro-European candidates during this General Election campaign. We are actually in the abyss already and are doing nothing. He came back fighting from the battering he received over his lacklustre campaign against Brexit , and showed that against all odds and defying many opinion polls, he's a hit with large parts of the British public. Read More

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DUP and Conservatives hold talks

DUP and Conservatives hold talks

DUP leader Arlene Foster described her talks with Theresa May on Tuesday as a "positive engagement" and that the discussions would continue. Sinn Fein has said the prospect of a deal between the Conservatives and the DUP is causing anxiety and fear, with the party warning it could have implications for power-sharing talks in Northern Ireland. Read More

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Britain says no European Union exit deal unless future relationship taken into account

The EU has insisted that this sequence involve sorting out Britain's departure and urgent issues like the rights of citizens affected by Brexit before the shape of future ties or trade are discussed. The article states that discussions on a member's withdrawal must "take account of the framework for its future relationship with the Union". Brexit minister David Davis plans to go to Brussels on Monday to start the talks, which will reshape not only Britain's role in the world, but also ... Read More

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US official's 'quiet diplomacy' led to Warmbier's release

At the time the US said it was working to secure Warmbier's release. "He has spontaneous eye opening and blinking", Dr. Daniel Kanter , who is head of the hospital's neurocritical care program, told reporters on Thursday. "It was kind", Fred Warmbier said. Otto Warmbier is suffering from injuries related to cardiopulmonary arrest and is now in a state of unresponsive wakefulness, doctors from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center said Thursday at a press conference. Read More

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