• EU 27 agree 'no single market a la carte' for UK: Tusk
EU 27 agree 'no single market a la carte' for UK: Tusk

Following a two-day summit in Brussels , European Council president Donald Tusk told the United Kingdom it won't be allowed "a la carte" entry to Europe's trading area. The cut-off is noon on Thursday and the victor will be named on September 9. The British prime minister reiterated the calls of other European leaders that it will be impossible ...

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  • United Nations chief calls for arms embargo, sanctions against South Sudan
United Nations chief calls for arms embargo, sanctions against South Sudan

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was "shocked and appalled" by the escalating violence. He said the compound was caught in a "crossfire". Video from Chinese state TV showed smoke rising after the attack and Chinese peacekeepers tending to their wounded.

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  • DPRK warns of retaliation against THAAD deployment by United States, S.Korea
DPRK warns of retaliation against THAAD deployment by United States, S.Korea

The launch was probably a sign of protest against the US blacklisting last week of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and other individuals and entities for human rights abuses. The announcement was the latest move by the allies against the North, which conducted its fourth nuclear test this year and launched a long-range rocket, resulting in tough ne...

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  • UN chief calls for immediate arms embargo on South Sudan
UN chief calls for immediate arms embargo on South Sudan

Fighting erupted again on Thursday - the first major outbreak of violence in Juba since Dr Machar returned to the capital in April after his re-instatement as vice president. "My department is monitoring the situation closely and our embassy team in Addis Ababa is liaising with Irish citizens in the area who are registered with the department", ...

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  • Relatives of Palestinian attack victims sue Facebook for $1 bln in US
Relatives of Palestinian attack victims sue Facebook for $1 bln in US

An Israeli rights group says it's suing Facebook for $1 billion on behalf of families of victims of Palestinian attacks. The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps denied a story claiming an IRGC adviser has accused the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas of negotiating with Israel, and praised Hamas for being at the forefront of the Palestinian natio...

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  • Paring debts, LafargeHolcim agrees to sell India op
Paring debts, LafargeHolcim agrees to sell India op

CNBC-TV18 News on Twitter The company came into existence last July, after Swiss cement maker Holcim merged with the French industrial group Lafarge. The operation, which remains subject to clearance by India's Competition Commission, would allow LafargeHolcim "to continue to reduce group debt", the firm said in a statement.

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  • May, Leadsom in contest to be Britain's second-ever woman PM
May, Leadsom in contest to be Britain's second-ever woman PM

Do I not have a stake in the future of the country? But in the immediate aftermath of the result he would not be draw on who he was now backing, saying instead: "I'm backing Britain". The final decision on who will become the UK's second female prime minister after Margaret Thatcher will be made by some 150,000 Conservative Party members in a p...

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  • American journalist named new Vatican press office head
American journalist named new Vatican press office head

Burke recently moved in as Lombardi's deputy after working as a communications adviser in the Vatican's secretariat of state. His deputy will be Spanish journalist Paloma Garcia Overo, 40, previously the Rome and Vatican correspondent for the Spanish broadcaster COPE.

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  • Turnbull's coalition to win majority
Turnbull's coalition to win majority

According to the Australian Electoral Commision, the coalition had had 73 seats with Labor on 66. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today dismissed calls for his resignation but accepted "full responsibility" for the poor show by the conservative coalition that has left him on the brink of losing office.

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  • 'Do doo, doo,' David Cameron leaves PM's job on a jaunty note
'Do doo, doo,' David Cameron leaves PM's job on a jaunty note

The outgoing Tory leader can be heard humming happily, "Doo doo doo doo" before ending his tune abruptly, saying, "Right", and closing the door behind him, adding, "Good". Maidenhead MP Theresa May, whose constituency falls within Wokingham borough, will become Prime Minister this week. Speaking outside Downing Street Mr Cameron said: "Tomorrow I...

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  • Theresa May set to be UK PM after Andrea Leadsom quits
Theresa May set to be UK PM after Andrea Leadsom quits

He said: "We're not going to have a prolonged Conservative leadership election campaign". "It is crucial, given the instability caused by the Brexit vote, that the country has a democratically elected prime minister", said election coordinator Jon Trickett.

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  • UK's Osborne welcomes prospect of May becoming prime minister
UK's Osborne welcomes prospect of May becoming prime minister

She will replace Cameron on Wednesday evening. Britain's Theresa May has been confirmed as the victor of the ruling Conservatives' leadership contest and will be installed as prime minister shortly, the chairman of a party committee running the contest said on Monday.

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  • Dallas Police On Alert After New Threat
Dallas Police On Alert After New Threat

The danger for the rest of us is that we succumb to easy temptation and generalize from this - about cops or protesters, about the justice system, about this group or some other. In Dallas , authorities received an anonymous threat Saturday, prompting police to tighten up security. Before starting the sweep of the garage, officers pushed back re...

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  • Angela Eagle formally triggers Labour leadership challenge
Angela Eagle formally triggers Labour leadership challenge

Jon Trickett, Labour's election co-ordinator, has said that he believes a snap general election is essential and will prepare the party for that outcome. Harriet Harman was acting leader of the Labour Party after Gordon Brown resigned in 2010 and also after Ed Miliband resigned in 2015. She argued despite his principles, the party under Corbyn...

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  • Theresa May will be next UK PM
Theresa May will be next UK PM

Theresa May will take over as new Prime Minister on Wednesday, British Premier David Cameron said today after the home secretary's only rival in the race to become Conservative Party leader pulled out unexpectedly. "There was a reasonable process in place, but if the last contender doesn't have the stomach for a fight, this is how things will be d...

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  • Portugal out to spoil French Euro party
Portugal out to spoil French Euro party

The last time Ronaldo faced an worldwide final was 12 years ago on home soil - Euro 2004, his breakout tournament. Deschamps says finals like these are a "privileged time, a unique opportunity", admitting he would rather be on the field than the bench.

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  • Serena doubles up with Venus for title
Serena doubles up with Venus for title

The following slides will order these players based on their Grand Slam results this year, current rankings and the Road to Singapore points race. “Its not something you really think about. Serena Williams celebrates her Wimbledon win - and her 22nd Grand Slam title. She is now tied with Steffi Graf for the most major titles in tennis's Open era...

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  • Erdogan blasts 2010 Gaza flotilla organizers for undermining deal with Israel
Erdogan blasts 2010 Gaza flotilla organizers for undermining deal with Israel

The Mavi Marmara was part of a flotilla headed to the Palestinian enclave of the Gaza Strip demanding the lifting of the Israeli blockade. In addition, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said he is against the deal, several Israeli media outlets reported Monday.

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  • N. Korea threatens military actions against THAAD deployment
N. Korea threatens military actions against THAAD deployment

But North Korea watchers said it was unnerving to see it pull off another so-called cold launch, whereby the engines ignite after the missile is out of the water. The North said it will take an unspecified "physical counteraction" as soon as the THAAD location is announced. The announcement was the latest move by the allies against the North, whi...

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  • Kashmir violence: Rajnath Singh reaches out to Omar Abdullah, Sonia Gandhi
Kashmir violence: Rajnath Singh reaches out to Omar Abdullah, Sonia Gandhi

Meanwhile, the home minister reviewed the Kashmir situation for the second time in as many days and instructed officials to do the needful to bring back normalcy in the state. Chiefs of central security agencies briefed the Ministers about the steps taken to bring back peace and normalcy in the Valley, that saw death of almost 23 people.

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