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Boeing announces services orders and agreements worth $2.1 billion at Farnborough Boeing announces services orders and agreements worth $2.1 billion at Farnborough
- July 17, 2018

Speaking about the Boeing deal Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said he was "delighted to be further enhancing our cargo fleet and adding five Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft", adding "In the past 15 years, Qatar Airways Cargo has grown steadily and globally, becoming the third largest in the world". (more...)
USA not seeking 'concrete deliverables' from Trump-Putin meeting USA not seeking 'concrete deliverables' from Trump-Putin meeting
- July 17, 2018

CBS News reports "when asked to identify his 'biggest foe globally right now", Trump told the network's Jeff Glor in Scotland, "I think we have a lot of foes". Before leaving the United States for his visit to Europe, he said his meeting with the Russian president "may be the easiest of all". Donald Tusk , president of the European Council , used a loaded term to answer Trump on Twitter , writing: "America and the EU are best friends". (more...)
Defence minister resigns as crucial Brexit vote clears Commons Defence minister resigns as crucial Brexit vote clears Commons
- July 17, 2018

He follows Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson , Brexit Secretary David Davis and Brexit minister Steve Baker in quitting the government in protest at the prime minister's strategy, which will be voted on in the House of Commons today (Monday). (more...)
Theresa May is pleasing no one with her Brexit balancing act Theresa May is pleasing no one with her Brexit balancing act
- July 17, 2018

It gives the government the power to build new trade relationships around the world after the United Kingdom leaves the EU, and MPs who support staying in the EU's customs union are seeking to change its wording. The European Research Group (ERG) - Tory hardline Brexiteers - laid four amendments which the government accepted - and the bill passed. "Now that Ms Greening supports the Liberal Democrats' alternative vote system, their call for a second referendum and their disdain for the ... (more...)
Bottle Of Novichok Nerve Agent Found In Victim's Home Bottle Of Novichok Nerve Agent Found In Victim's Home
- July 17, 2018

It is thought that the couple came into contact with the same nerve agent that was used to try to kill Sergei Skripal , a former Russian double agent, and his daughter Yulia... And it was " absolutely not the brother I know ", he said . The discovery marked the end of a almost two-week search for the agent. The UK has invited independent technical experts from the global chemical weapons watchdog to travel to the country early next week to independently confirm the identity of the nerve ... (more...)
Afghanistan conflict: Civilian deaths hit record high, says UN Afghanistan conflict: Civilian deaths hit record high, says UN
- July 17, 2018

The Taliban have rejected talks with the government of President Ashraf Ghani, which they see as illegitimate and instead insisted they would only talk with the United States. Last August, President Donald Trump launched an Afghanistan strategy that centered on boosting the capabilities of Afghan security forces and aiming - with help from Pakistan and other interested nations - to compel the militants to negotiate. (more...)
Brazilian bird-eating tarantulas found in Derbyshire vehicle park
- July 17, 2018

While the missing tarantulas would not normally be expected to survive in the United Kingdom climate, warmer weather could mean that the spiders will stay alive for longer than expected. "He is keeping all the pots warm and secure as there is a possibility more eggs may hatch". But the welfare of the tarantulas wasn't what staff at the nearby Birchwood Boarding Kennels and Cattery in Birchwood Lane were anxious about. (more...)
Newt Gingrich says Trump made 'the most serious mistake of his presidency'
- July 17, 2018

While taking questions from reporters in Finland on Monday , Trump repeatedly expressed doubts that Russian Federation interfered with the 2016 presidential election despite numerous indictments made by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and near unanimous opinion of the United States intelligence community . (more...)
Syrian army seizes main hill overlooking Occupied Golan Syrian army seizes main hill overlooking Occupied Golan
- July 17, 2018

Capturing Nawa would enable them to advance on militants in the area linked to the Islamic State group. Rebels said Russian and Syrian jets intensively bombed a string of rebel-held towns in Quneitra to force them to surrender in a strategy that offers rebels the choice of either evacuating to opposition-held areas or being recruited into state-run militias. (more...)
There will be no second Brexit referendum, says PM May's spokesman
- July 17, 2018

It has been reported that more than 100 Brexiteer MPs have joined a WhatsApp group coordinating voting tactics against Mrs May, and would be meeting ahead of a vote on the customs bill. He told MPs that the issue "has got much more hard since becoming politicised" but was "eminently soluble". Referencing her recent meeting with Donald Trump, Mrs May seized upon praise offered by the USA president saying: "As president Trump has said, I'm a tough negotiator". (more...)
Trump, Putin go one-on-one
- July 17, 2018

The president says it's a "shame" there is a cloud over his administration. "He can send us a request to question these people he suspects", Mr. Putin said of Robert Mueller, the former FBI Director who is looking into alleged Russian interference in the November 2016 vote. (more...)
May wins Parliament vote after bowing to Brexit pressure May wins Parliament vote after bowing to Brexit pressure
- July 17, 2018

Mann becomes the ninth MP to hand in his resignation in eight days after David Davis and Boris Johnson led the way last week. Her Chequers Brexit deal seems to be history only days after the ink on its associated white paper has dried: it is hard to see the European Union agreeing to levy the UK's tariffs, as the ERG amendment demands; and absent that implausible agreement from the European Union, there is no longer a credible customs plan that would keep open the border between ... (more...)
Theresa May reveals Donald Trump urged her to sue the European Union Theresa May reveals Donald Trump urged her to sue the European Union
- July 17, 2018

On the prospect of Theresa May being able to secure a trade deal with the US, Mr Trump said: "Oh, I think we're going to have a great trade deal". "The weather is lovely and this place is incredible". He said he did not agree with Mrs May's strategy and "had to think who I wanted to see in the mirror for the rest of my life". (more...)
Mother accused of killing baby with drug-laced breast milk Mother accused of killing baby with drug-laced breast milk
- July 17, 2018

It was the findings in the autopsy that listed the cause of death as homicide, and the investigation is ongoing. Jones said that she fed the baby the formula after husband left for work, placed her son in a bassinet and fell asleep, the affidavit said. (more...)
Brexit climbdown as Theresa May accepts rebel amendment
- July 17, 2018

Meanwhile pro-EU diehards are also dissatisfied with her compromise position unveiled last week, and are plotting their own moves, hoping to make ties much stronger. "This is a time to be practical and pragmatic, backing our plan to get Britain out of the European Union on March 29 next year and delivering for the British people.", said May. (more...)
US charges Russian lady with conspiracy to act as Kremlin agent US charges Russian lady with conspiracy to act as Kremlin agent
- July 17, 2018

Just hours after President Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, the Justice Department revealed charges against a Russian citizen for conspiracy against the U.S. The agency said Butina, 29, who lives in Washington, D.C., acted as an agent inside the U.S. Butina worked closely with Alexander Torshin , CBS News reported last fall. (more...)
Sinn Féin slams attacks on former leaders' homes Sinn Féin slams attacks on former leaders' homes
- July 17, 2018

Speaking on Saturday, Mr Adams said two of his grandchildren had been in the driveway before the attack but no-one was injured. Mr Adams appealed for calm and referred to "some people" who he said are "resistant to change". Adams later said he was willing to meet with dissident nationalists and pro-British groups involved in violence in east Belfast in a bid to end recent street violence. (more...)
Huge Explosion At Lava Ocean Entry, Injuries Reported Huge Explosion At Lava Ocean Entry, Injuries Reported
- July 17, 2018

The explosion sent lava through the boat's roof and into the passenger cabin. Officials told HNN there were 52 people - 49 passengers and three crew members - aboard the tour boat during Monday morning's incident. Other than the woman, passengers suffered burns and scrapes. MORE: New Kilauea video from USGS shows lava flowing fast The molten rock is coming from the Kilauea volcano , which has been erupting from a rural residential area since early May and has destroyed more than 700 ... (more...)
Theresa May: Donald Trump told me to sue European Union over Brexit Theresa May: Donald Trump told me to sue European Union over Brexit
- July 17, 2018

She said such rules were needed to protect jobs in firms with supply chains that crossed borders and deal with the Irish border issue. In an article for The Mail on Sunday , she called for MPs to take a "practical and pragmatic" approach rather than face a "damaging and disorderly" Brexit. (more...)
Brexit minister reveals why she DID NOT quit over May’s Brexit plan Brexit minister reveals why she DID NOT quit over May’s Brexit plan
- July 17, 2018

She branded the deal "a fudge". On Monday, the other wing of May's Conservative Party - those MPs who want to keep the closest possible ties with the European Union after Brexit - spoke up in the voice of former education minister Justine Greening who called for a second referendum. (more...)
Finnish Newspaper Greets Trump and Putin With Billboards Defending 'Free Press'
- July 16, 2018

Then he blamed Obama: "President Obama, he was the president for eight years". Mr Trump began by congratulating Russian Federation on the World Cup. He cited Putin's "extremely strong and powerful" denials of such interference. Asked by The Associated Press' Jonathan Lemire during an extraordinary press conference with Trump in Helsinki, Finland, Putin acknowledged the "rumors", before evading the question. (more...)
EU urges big powers to avert trade 'conflict and chaos' EU urges big powers to avert trade 'conflict and chaos'
- July 16, 2018

China has repeatedly said it can weather a trade war better than the USA but the prospect of tariffs on as much as $500bn of Chinese goods has anxious investors and businesses. That means "not to start trade wars, which turned into hot conflicts so often in our history, but to bravely and responsibly reform the rules-based global order". (more...)
Trump Hits ‘Fake News’ over North Korea Progress Trump Hits ‘Fake News’ over North Korea Progress
- July 16, 2018

At the time, a government official in Seoul said the group had started to distrust North Korean propaganda after watching South Korean television dramas. army plates and believed to be carrying American officials heading to the heavily fortified border. North Korea then proposed meeting U.S. military officials on Sunday, U.S. (more...)
DOJ Charges Russian National Maria Butina With Acting As Foreign Agent
- July 16, 2018

A Russian woman has been charged with infiltrating United States political organisations at the direction of a senior Kremlin official. According to court papers, Butina met with US politicians and candidates, attended events sponsored by special interest groups - including two National Prayer Breakfast events - and organized Russian-American "friendship and dialogue" dinners in Washington with the goal of "reporting back to Moscow" what she had learned. (more...)
7-year-old hit, killed crossing I-94 in Romulus 7-year-old hit, killed crossing I-94 in Romulus
- July 16, 2018

She said she thought her father died. That adult, the 7-year old's father who made a decision to get into his auto around 3:30 Sunday morning and drive drunk on the highway. "The trauma that reaches these events is huge, you will have Romulus police officers and troopers that will be affected by this the rest of their lives". (more...)
Theresa May's Government Implodes as 9th MP Resigns over Soft Brexit Plan
- July 16, 2018

In total there have been nine resignations since the prime minister put forward her Brexit vision , although only three of them are particularly important (ministerial), being Johnson, Davis and his deputy Steve Baker. 'I've put down some amendments and we'll see what support they get, ' he said on Sunday. Reports at the weekend suggested that about 40 of the 48 MPs needed had lodged no-confidence letters with the chairman of the party's backbench 1922 Committee after May had indicated ... (more...)
Putin says he and Trump agreed on securing Israel's border with Syria
- July 16, 2018

At a time when this administration consistently denigrates the media, we're troubled by reports that he was forcibly removed from the press conference before the two leaders began to take questions. It comes days after the U.S. Department of Justice charged 12 Russian military officers with hacking into the Democratic National Committee. Putin will likely not be shooting for official recognition of Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea or the easing of crippling U.S. (more...)
Trump Calls European Union a ‘Foe’ of the United States
- July 16, 2018

Following a contentious North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in which President Donald Trump continuously attacked our European allies, Germany's foreign minister on Monday issued a statement that should worry every American. The US has imposed tariffs on steel and aluminium against the European Union and other allies, sparking retaliation. "I respect the leaders of those countries", Trump said. (more...)
Rain sticks around in Central Georgia Rain sticks around in Central Georgia
- July 16, 2018

The good news is the risk for severe weather is very low (although not impossible on some of the stronger storms but with model differences, uncertainty remains) with lightning and locally heavy rain the main hazard. Showers and storms are likely each of the next two afternoons, especially Tuesday , before dry, less humid weather sets up through late this week. Winds NE/E around 5 miles per hour. (more...)
"Sue the European Union" - Donald Trump's advice to Theresa May
- July 16, 2018

She added: "David Davis was discussing with Michel Barnier". On the prospects of a trade deal collapsing, he added: "I think it's worse for United Kingdom than it is for us because we're doing very well, and we're doing very well at trade, and we're doing incredibly well overall, and we're having the best numbers we've ever had as a country -best employment numbers, best GDP numbers". (more...)

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