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5 talking points ahead of the British and Irish Lions tour

5 talking points ahead of the British and Irish Lions tour If Gatland can pick ten of his first choice XV by the time the first Test rolls around on 24 June he'll consider himself lucky. "They are world champions and play an incredible brand of rugby", said North, who is a Gillette ambassador for the Lions' New Zealand tour. [Full Article...]

Theresa May says no delaying start to Brexit talks

Theresa May says no delaying start to Brexit talks Mrs May accused Mr Corbyn of adopting seven different approaches to leaving the European Union , having first made a "reckless" call for talks under Article 50 to be triggered on day one after the referendum. "One thing for Bernie, and I think this applies for Corbyn too, is there is a certain integrity behind it", she said. "We will be there to negotiate the right deal, but what I have s... [Full Article...]

Germany detains Syrian allegedly planning Berlin attack

Germany detains Syrian allegedly planning Berlin attack The man was killed days later during a shootout with police in Milan, Italy. "The investigations continue", Brandenburg police tweeted . The teenager was detained after police learned he had sent a message to family members saying farewell and that "he had joined the jihad", or holy war. [Full Article...]

In shadow of Mosul fight, Iran establishes Nineveh foothold

The attacks came just days into the holy month of Ramadan when Muslims fast during daylight hours. The attack was also claimed by Daesh. IS considers members of Iraq's Shiite majority - including the women and children who were victims of the ice cream shop blast - to be heretics and thus legitimate targets for attack. [Full Article...]

USA to quit Paris climate deal: Trump tells 'confidants'

USA to quit Paris climate deal: Trump tells 'confidants' The president focused on fighting terrorism and increasing military spending in a speech to US troops at a base in Sicily , Italy Saturday. Donald Trump has said he will decide whether to pull out of a key climate change deal in the next week, having apparently shrugged off pressure from United States allies in recent days. [Full Article...]

Trump repeats criticism of Germany, Merkel stands by stance

Trump refused to endorse NATO's collective defense principle or the Paris climate agreement and described Germany as "very bad " on trade during his first trip overseas as President. "What I said was simply to indicate that, here are even more reasons beyond those we already have that Europe needs to take its destiny into its own hands", she said. [Full Article...]

Manchester terror attack: Ariana Grande promises to return for charity show

Manchester terror attack: Ariana Grande promises to return for charity show British government is furious over leaks of details about investigation into blast. British police on Friday arrested a man in connection with this week's suicide attack on a concert in Manchester, taking the total number of arrests since the bombing to 11. [Full Article...]

Philippines draws China in 2017 FIBA Asia Cup

Philippines draws China in 2017 FIBA Asia Cup The 2017 FIBA Asia Cup was moved a work earlier and will not coincide with the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. The FIBA Asia Cup 2017 will take place in Lebanon from 8-20 August, and the victor will go on to rule the continent for the next four years. [Full Article...]

Greece dismisses Bild report on receiving more bailout money

The latest bailout is a £6.4billion (€7.5bn) loan to cover debt maturing in July. "We are looking for a good solution, we are not looking for the ideal solution". "I never said that we would not meet the July debt repayment. I am confident we can get a good solution it doesn't have to be the flawless one", he said. [Full Article...]

Merkel warns US, Britain no longer reliable partners

Merkel described the talks on the climate agreement as "very unsatisfying", before going to Munich on Sunday where she summed up the broader implications of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Brexit) and the clash with the US. [Full Article...]

White House communications director Mike Dubke steps down

Previously, he had helped found Crossroads Media, a Republican media services firm. Axios said Dubke offered to stay until end of Trump's first overseas trip as president. Trump, meanwhile, spent Tuesday morning apparently bypassing his communications team, tweeting that Russian officials "must be laughing at the US" and renewing his criticism of Germany. [Full Article...]

France's Le Pen won't use Russia contacts during Putin visit

Macron, standing alongside Putin at the Versailles palace near Paris , also staked out tough positions on sanctions and the civil war in Syria . In the run-up to the second round of the election on May 7, aides to Macron accused the Kremlin of mounting a "smear campaign" against the candidate via state media. [Full Article...]

German foreign minister: Trump has weakened the West

German foreign minister: Trump has weakened the West The German politician added that the West had become smaller and weaker due to the United States' policies. Germany and other European nations were unimpressed with Trump's performance at both the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G7 summits last week, where he refused to endorse NATO's collective defense principle or the Paris climate agreement. [Full Article...]

Macron meets Putin, warns over Syrian chemical weapons

Macron meets Putin, warns over Syrian chemical weapons On Syria , Putin underlined the importance of securing the Syrian state, adding that it's essential for combating terrorism. Putin had cancelled his France visit in October 2016 after Macron's predecessor Francois Hollande made it clear that Syria was be the only agenda for a France-Russia talks. [Full Article...]

G7 leaders openly say climate change consensus does not include US

G7 leaders openly say climate change consensus does not include US At this weekend's G7 Summit in Sicily, European Union officials and the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Britain reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris agreement . "Trump's attempts to derail global climate action won't make America great, it will only make America late". Trump had earlier claimed there is no evidence that humans are causing climate change . [Full Article...]

Sturgeon: If SNP wins election, PM May must grant independence vote

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale dismissed claims she had not been clear on the issue. She said the win would add weight to the SNP's victory in the Scottish election past year and a vote in the Scottish parliament giving her a fresh mandate to seek a new referendum. [Full Article...]

PM May calls for strong backing to counter EU's 'aggressive' Brexit stance

The veteran journalist and broadcaster interrupted Corbyn a lot, and threw the Prime Minister a few curve balls. Returning to the issue on Monday, Labour accused May of "ducking" questions over the proposals and highlighted uncertainty over her plans for heating subsidies for retirees, free school meals, tax for the self-employed, and funding for the National Health Service. [Full Article...]

Laptop Ban Might Expand to All Flights In and Out of US

The ban blocked passengers from bringing electronic device larger than a smartphone on US-bound flights from specific countries. The measure applies to nonstop US-bound flights from 10 global airports in Amman, Jordan; Kuwait City, Kuwait; Cairo; Istanbul; Jeddah and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Casablanca, Morocco; Doha, Qatar; and Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. [Full Article...]

Mike Dubke, White House communications director, resigns

Mike Dubke has resigned as White House communications director, a senior administration official confirmed Tuesday, in the first of what could be a series of changes to President Trump's senior staff amid the growing Russian Federation scandal. [Full Article...]

Andrew Scheer is the new federal Conservative Party leader

Andrew Scheer is the new federal Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer , 38, who unexpectedly eked out a victory on Saturday to lead the right-leaning Conservatives , admitted "we have a lot of work to do". His campaign saw him pick up dozens of endorsements from within the Conservative caucus and without; a key moment for his campaign came when Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall offered his support. [Full Article...]


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