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European Union tells May "no time to lose" on Brexit talks

European leaders have largely given up considering the possibility that Britain might change its mind and ask to stay. Any new coalition government could also take a softer Brexit stance in the scheduled talks, even possibly seeking to remain within the single market, which trigger further problems.



Syria forces reach Iraq border, circumvent US advisers

Qasem Soleimani , commander of Iran's elite Quds Force, in the border area with Iraqi forces. The senior Iranian official further stated that strategic military cooperation entails taking advantage of all capacities in a bid to fulfill all targets.



Death Toll from Tehran Terrorist Attacks Rises to 17

Iran denounced President Donald Trump's response to twin attacks in Tehran as "repugnant", and linked the violence claimed by Islamic State to the USA president's visit to arch-nemesis Saudi Arabia . A 2016 state department report on global terrorism found that Iran "remained the foremost state sponsor of terrorism in 2015, providing a range of support, including financial, training, and equipment, to groups around the world".


Trump speaks to Qatar Emir; offers to mediate Gulf crisis

Trump speaks to Qatar Emir; offers to mediate Gulf crisis

The group said the list shows Qatar "announces fighting terrorism on one hand and finances and supports and hosts different terrorist organisations on the other hand". Kuwait - which unlike most of its fellow Gulf Cooperation Council members has not cut off ties with Qatar - has been leading efforts to mediate. Qatar strongly rejected accusations it supports terrorist groups and called for a diplomatic solution to growing tensions between Gulf states.


Let's address sensitive issues: Xi to Modi

Let's address sensitive issues: Xi to Modi

Guterres also discussed "regional" and economic issues with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif when the two leaders met in Astana on the sidelines of the SCO summit. It is their first meeting after India boycotted the high-profile Belt and Road Forum held in Beijing last month in which 29 world leaders took part.


Hawaiian pizza inventor Sam Panopoulos dies aged 83

Hawaiian pizza inventor Sam Panopoulos dies aged 83

Panopoulos, along with his brother, are credited with being the first people to put pineapple on a pizza at their Satellite Restaurant in Chatham, Ontario, in 1954. In 1962, he threw pieces of pineapple on top along with bits of ham and bacon, thinking that the sweet and savory mix would tantalize tastebuds. So widespread, in fact, Iceland's President Gudni Johannesson earlier this year told a group of students he would pass a law banning pineapple on pizza if he could, according to Iceland ...