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by | December 12, 2018 | 20:26

The Prime Minister has met Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte for breakfast in the Hague, and is holding crucial talks with Angela Merkel in Berlin as she begs for concessions that could win over furious MPs. In Brussels, European Council president Donald Tusk announced that Brexit has been added to the agenda of a two-day EU summit in Brussels taking place on Thursday and Friday.

by | December 12, 2018 | 20:14

May will now come under pressure to seek to re-negotiate the deal at a summit with European Union leaders on Thursday and Friday. European Council President Donald Tusk also said he was calling a meeting of the council on Thursday to discuss the situation and also talk about preparations for a no-deal scenario.

by | December 12, 2018 | 19:06

The gunman has been identified as 29-year-old Chekatt Cherif who was born in Strasbourg . Senior Interior Ministry official Laurent Nunez said Chekatt had been radicalized in prison and had been monitored by French intelligence services since his release from jail in late 2015, because of his suspected religious extremism.

by | December 12, 2018 | 18:07

Mrs May cleared the decks to lobby Tory MPs for their backing, cancelling a planned meeting of Cabinet and a trip to Dublin for talks with Irish premier Leo Varadkar . May is reportedly "seeking legal guarantees" that the United Kingdom won't be "trapped in the Northern Ireland backstop plan". "The Irish government doesn't have an issue with providing reassurance if that's helpful", he said.

by | December 12, 2018 | 15:59

In a separate tweet, Mr Trump also said: "Very sad day & night in Paris ". It was a reference to the 2015 Paris climate accord, which the U.S.is leaving and which Macron has championed worldwide. The official wasn't authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. His aides say he will make an address to the nation this week, confronting head-on the most serious challenge to his premiership since his election in 2017.

by | December 11, 2018 | 20:57

Ms Meng has been held since Dec 1 in Canada on an American extradition request and faces U.S. charges related to sanctions-breaking business dealings with Iran . A former Canadian diplomat reportedly has been arrested in China. Since Meng's arrest, China has made a series of announcements related to possible commitments on trade.

by | December 11, 2018 | 20:35

Corbyn said May, the "runaway prime minister", was not even seeking to renegotiate the withdrawal deal. They were joined by Labour's Dame Margaret Beckett and Conservative MP Anna Soubry, leading figures from the pro-referendum wings of their parties.

by | December 11, 2018 | 16:29

Prompting backlash, the "zero tolerance" policy was announced in April and formally ended in June, and resulted in thousands of children being held in federal government facilities while their parents were sent to jail. Journalist Jamal Khashoggi , who was murdered by a hit squad at the Saudi consulate in Turkey, is also on the list. A group of young activists is among Time Magazine's most influential people of the year.

by | December 11, 2018 | 14:36

According to the results, Prosperous Armenia , led by tycoon Gagik Tsarukyan won 8.2 percent of the votes, while Bright Armenia gained 6.3 percent of the votes. Pashinyan promised after taking office there would be no major shifts in Armenian foreign policy and has offered assurances he will not break with Moscow.

by | December 11, 2018 | 13:01

When asked if anyone other than a president were implicated in the way that Trump has been, Comey responded: "Well, that person would be in serious jeopardy of being charged". Comey revealed that the initial counterintelligence investigation into Russia election meddling was opened on four individuals - but not Trump - to see if any of them were conspiring with the Russians to sway the elections.

by | December 11, 2018 | 12:43

Olivier Dussopt, junior minister for public accounts, said on BFM TV the measures would cost 8-10 billion euros. As France still struggles to take a grip on the massive protests that have been raging through the country for weeks, President Emmanuel Macron has admitted that the country is in a state of "economic emergency".

by | December 11, 2018 | 11:10

Maria Butina was arrested on a charges of conspiracy to act as an unregistered agent of the Russian government. The female Russian national charged for conspiracy and for failing to register as a foreign agent has reached a plea agreement with USA prosecutors and has agreed to cooperate.

by | December 11, 2018 | 07:56

According to the early trends, former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's niece Karuna Shukla is leading in Chief Minister Raman Singh's constituency, while the three-term chief minister is trailing. In Rajasthan , Congress is taking a strong lead. While the Congress is leading on 111 seats, the BJP is close behind with a lead on 108 seats. The possible outcome of the assembly elections in five states and the Congress party's performance on the ground came up for discussion at the informal ...

by | December 11, 2018 | 02:45

China and the USA have highly overlapping interests in economic and trade issues and share complementarity in structural demands, MOC spokesman Gao Feng told a press briefing. said. The president's optimism comes just after a day since he publicly declared himself a "Tariff Man", and stood by his protectionist trade policies even after stocks fell almost 800 points amid confusion over the result of Trump's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

by | December 11, 2018 | 00:28

A person familiar with Trump's thinking tells The Associated Press that the president is considering the director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney , and a Republican congressman from North Carolina, Mark Meadows , who is chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus .

by | December 11, 2018 | 00:23

Asthana, who filed a chargesheet against Mallya and led the extradition proceedings in London for one and a half years, is now divested of his powers by the government. In a severe indictment of India's leading liquor baron, the chief magistrate of the Westminster court Emma Arbuthnot described him as a "glamorous, flashy, famous, bodyguarded.

by | December 11, 2018 | 00:13

The full transcript of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi's murder in a Saudi consulate in Turkey reportedly shows that one of the assassins was briefing someone on the phone as the journalist's dismembering progressed. "And, up until now; we have not received anything". The worldwide community condemned Khashoggi's murder and called for a transparent investigation.

by | December 10, 2018 | 23:04

Failure to approve May's deal could suggest Britain is one step closer to dropping out of the European Union in March with no deal, a worst case scenario that most economic commentators, including the Bank of England, say would lead to a savage recession.

by | December 10, 2018 | 18:59

The 40-page sentencing memo filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY for former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen is the basis for an indictment against the president, according to Andrew McCarthy . Cohen's plea does not necessarily indicate that prosecutors could have successfully prosecuted a campaign finance case against Cohen or Trump. "Bill Barr will be nominated for the U.S.

by | December 10, 2018 | 17:25

Postponing the vote could give May more time to seek concessions from the European Union - even though both May and the bloc insist that the Brexit withdrawal agreement can't be changed. The UK government's lawyers also argued that the case was purely hypothetical as "the UK does not intend to revoke its notification" and those politicians behind it wanted to use the case as "political ammunition to be used in, and to pressure, the UK Parliament".

by | December 10, 2018 | 17:05

John Kelly is being shoved out of the White House doors by President Donald Trump , the rumor was that Mike Pence's chief of staff Nick Ayers would replace him. He was willing to accept the position on an interim basis but Trump declined. Trump earlier this year asked Kelly to remain as his chief of staff through the remainder of his first term, but the signs of tension between the two men had grown in recent months.

by | December 10, 2018 | 15:44

China has strongly criticized her detention and demanded her immediate release. The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, who faces USA fraud charges related to sanctions-breaking dealings with Iran , has infuriated Beijing, stoking tensions amid a trade war truce between China and the United States.

by | December 10, 2018 | 12:11

Washington is absorbing new revelations concerning the Russian Federation probe revealed in court documents regarding U.S. President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign manager as well as his former personal attorney, both of whom have pleaded guilty to a variety of federal crimes and provided information to prosecutors.

by | December 10, 2018 | 08:44

Grace is a 22-year-old European woman with brown hair and brown eyes. But she failed to respond to her birthday messages on Sunday, fuelling concerns over her welfare. Det Insp Scott Beard said police "hold grave fears for her safety". "He was brought back to the Auckland Central Police Station and is now speaking to us in relation to the murder of Grace Millane ".

by | December 10, 2018 | 07:37

Penn was seen directing shooting on Wednesday outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, where Khashoggi was killed and dismembered on October 2, as well as at the residence of the Saudi consul general, Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency and Hurriyet Daily News reported .