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Brexit talks left hanging as May tries to form alliance

Speaking alongside the President at the Elysee Palace, she said: "I confirmed to President Macron that the timetable for the Brexit negotiation remains on course and will begin next week". The former GP is the son of an Irish nurse and a doctor from India. Downing Street said only that they were "ongoing". Talks between Theresa May and the Democratic Unionist Party over a confidence and supply deal to prop up the Conservative Government have been "constructive", Downing Street has said.


US lawmakers back at work after shooting, congressman still hospitalized

US lawmakers back at work after shooting, congressman still hospitalized

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, second from left, arrives for a Special GOP Leadership Election on Capitol Hill in Washington on November 15, 2016. The president spoke about the 51-year-old from Louisiana again Friday during a speech in Miami. "It's been much more hard than people even thought at the time", Trump told reporters , adding that he visited one of the injured police officers.



Teams Play for Wounded Lawmaker at Annual Congressional Baseball Game

Infection remains a considerable risk in the days and weeks during Scalise's extended hospital stay, Sava said . Sava also said Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner , who was also transported to the MedStar facility is now, "in good condition and she's in good spirits".


Puerto Rico, set to become US' 51st State?

Puerto Rico, set to become US' 51st State?

Congress is granted the sole power of approving statehood and therefore will have to vote on Puerto Rico's request. Last month, the territory filed for the biggest municipal bankruptcy in USA history. Rossello Nevares, like the rest of the leadership of the PNP, was triumphalist when he said that it was "an extraordinary day". "The boycott defeated statehood".


Montana congressman-elect receives community service for attack on reporter

Montana congressman-elect receives community service for attack on reporter

Gianforte was ordered Monday to complete 40 hours of community service and 20 hours of anger management counseling. Gianforte also agreed to donate $50,000 to the nonprofit Committee to Protect Journalists. The reporter for the British publication had been covering Montana's special congressional race among Republican Gianforte, Democrat Rob Quist and Libertarian Mark Wicks.



London protests held as anger mounts over Grenfell fire

Scotland Yard has launched a criminal inquiry into the fire as it has emerged that the type of cladding panels used on the building have been widely prohibited on tall structures in the US since 2012 because of its flammability. Some later left the red-brick building near Kensington High Street, a luxury shopping district, but around 30 remained inside in a tense standoff with about 30 police officers and a dozen security guards.