Jun 21 2017
Almost a year to the day since Britons voted on the 23 June referendum to leave its main trading partner, and nearly three months since Prime Minister Theresa May set off a two-year countdown to Brexit in March 2019, May's entire approach has been called into question after a disastrous election performance on 8 June. "First for citizens, also for beneficiaries of European Union policies and the impact on borders", Barnier said as the talks began. "My clear view, and I believe the view of the majority of people in Britain, is that we should prioritize protecting jobs, protecting economic growth, protecting prosperity as we enter those negotiations and take them forward", Hammond said.
"We launch negotiations in a positive and constructive tone, determined to build a strong and special partnership between ourselves and our European allies and friends in the future". A spokesperson for the UK's Brexit department said it expected both phases of the negotiations "to be agreed alongside each other", but did not deny that the talks would focus initially on divorce issues, including agreeing the UK's financial obligations.
European Union leaders have given chief Brussels negotiator Michel Barnier no authority to so much as talk about future trade with Britain until he clinches outline deals on Brussels' priority issues, including London's exit bill.
He wouldn't be drawn on whether he supported Britain's continued membership in the single market and said Prime Minister Theresa May's minority government will negotiate in a "pragmatic" manner, striving for a solution that works for both sides. Only when there is "sufficient progress" does the European Union want to look at creating a new relationship with Britain on things like trade and migration.
Portuguese radio says 25 people killed in forest fires
Around 1,600 firefighters have been desperately battling wildfires that broke out in central Portugal early Sunday morning. The blaze on Saturday hit the mountainous area of Pedrogao Grande amid an intense heat wave and rainless thunderstorms.
Man United told top Premier League midfielder will cost £50m
The Austrian joined from Cologne for just £4.3 million two years ago but has failed to establish himself as a first-team regular at Spurs .
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According to reports from Press Association (PA), a spokesperson for the UK's Department for Exiting the European Union (EU) said the first aim was to move ahead on securing the rights of EU citizens in the United Kingdom and UK citizens living in the EU and "end the anxiety facing four million citizens".
Merkel said she wanted the talks to be conducted "in a good spirit" and that Britain's position would become evident in the coming months.
Anxious by immigration and loss of sovereignty, Britain a year ago voted to end its decades-old membership of the 28-country bloc - the first country ever to do so - in a shock referendum result.
The fact Mr Davis agreed to an agenda on Monday that will see him and British officials spend some seven hours in the European Union executive's headquarters discussing who will talk to whom when and about what has come as a relief to some European Union negotiators.
No deal would be "very, very bad" for Britain, Hammond said, but worse would be a deal "deliberately structured to punish us, to suck the lifeblood out of our economy".
"The most important thing for us is to look to the horizon, raise our eyes to the horizon". "Of course one can think about a common finance minister if the conditions are in place and if we do not mutualise in the wrong areas", she said.
Jun 21 2017
Coalition shoots down Iran-made drone in Syria
Russian Federation has previously threatened to take military action in response to USA attacks on its allies elsewhere in Syria . "We do not want to continue this everyday [as it] distracts from our goal to defeat" the Islamic State , he said.
Jun 20 2017
South Sudan has world's fastest growing number of displaced
Twelve million people in the country were forced to abandon their homes in 2016 - that's more than half of the country's population.
Jun 19 2017
Theresa May pledges £5M for Grenfell Tower victims
The residential tower was built in 1974 and had been extensively refurbished in works that were completed previous year . Very early in the morning on Wednesday, a fire erupted in high rise apartment building Grenfell Tower in West London .
Jun 17 2017
Russia Says It May Have Killed ISIS Leader in Airstrike
She noted that the Russians have said they are still investigating whether al-Baghdadi was actually at the meeting they bombed. Sputnik also claimed that Syrian state television reported on Sunday that al-Baghdadi was killed in a US -led airstrike.
Jun 17 2017
Gambia Refuses To Take Sides In Saudi Arabia-Qatar Dispute
There is no prospect that the crisis will deepen, and the deal between the U.S. and Qatar is another indication in this direction. However, a few days later, the State Department insisted that the harsh economic sanctions are "hindering" the war effort.
Jun 16 2017
DC police to charge 12 Turkish security agents
Nine people were injured, with several going to the hospital for treatment of head injuries, broken teeth, deep cuts and bruises. Ankara told the U.S. ambassador that the decision to issue the warrants was "wrong" and "unacceptable", Anadolu Agency reported.
Jun 16 2017
Special counsel investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice
Trump is not the only one under scrutiny, Barrett said: Investigators are also looking into the finances of Trump associates. The NSA said in a statement that the "NSA will fully cooperate with the special counsel".
Jun 16 2017
Pence lawyers up in expanding Russian Federation probe
According to the Washington Post , Pence wants to be prepared for impending congressional committee inquiries as well as Mueller. Richard Cullen has a long record as a high-profile attorney in Washington, particularly in Republican circles.
Jun 15 2017
India, Pakistan join Shanghai pact despite bilateral tensions
Along with India, Pakistan has also joined the SCO as a full member state. The UN Secretary General also called on the Prime Minister.
Jun 15 2017
Critic's Notebook: Jeff Sessions Dodges and Demurs His Way Through Senate Testimony
I never met with them. "I affirmed his concern that we should be following the proper guidelines of the Department of Justice. It's unfair to say that the Trump administration is failing to make any progress. "That's much more of a gray area".
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