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Tick-tock: EU says time pressing hard to start Brexit talks

Tick-tock: EU says time pressing hard to start Brexit talks

Ireland's prime minister-elect Leo Varadkar said the election result was an opportunity for Ireland. "Timetable and European Union positions are clear. "We must ensure that the Brexit talks are handled in a smooth and coherent manner to secure the best possible outcome for Ireland, for Europe and the United Kingdom", he said.



Pentagon: 3 U.S. soldiers killed, 1 wounded in Afghanistan

Khogyani told AFP that an Afghan commando had opened fire on USA troops and was killed in return fire. The shooter in Saturday's incident was believed to be a member of the Afghan military, the USA official said. Most of the insider attacks stem from personal grudges and cultural misunderstandings rather than insurgent plots, western officials say. Details of this attack will be forthcoming.


US attorney general next in scandal's spotlight

US attorney general next in scandal's spotlight

President Donald Trump's firing of Comey, whose FBI was investigating Russian meddling, led to an outcry among lawmakers. Sessions said Saturday that he was accepting an invitation from the Senate intelligence committee, although that was not immediately confirmed.



Merkel says European Union is 'ready to start Brexit negotiations'

Trade expert Michael Johnson argues that without the 'frictionless" trade agreement , increased tariffs on goods and custom checks could see significant difficulties in exporting to European Union countries, as well as obstacles for Britain's financial services industry , which may have to obtain individual national licenses in a pure "Hard Brexit' scenario.



Actions must follow China's words on North Korea, US defence secretary says

On Friday, the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved adding 14 North Korean individuals and four North Korean companies or organizations to its blacklist over the country's weapons program. "That is why it is alarming". Meanwhile, Russian officials have also revealed in their statement that Kim Jong-un and his country is a direct threat to Russia.


UK premier strikes tentative deal with N Ireland party

UK premier strikes tentative deal with N Ireland party

May confirmed Friday that senior ministers would remain in their posts, despite rumours that she had been ready to sack finance minister Philip Hammond following a clash over her Brexit strategy. The DUP won 10 seats in the snap election . "The prime minister has tonight spoken with the DUP to discuss finalising a confidence and supply deal when Parliament returns next week", it read.