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Smoke in Portugal hinders firefighting aircraft

Smoke in Portugal hinders firefighting aircraft

On Monday, crews were still struggling to tame the deadly blaze in central Portugal , even as more than 2,000 firefighters battled separate fires around the country amid strong winds and scorching temperatures. Reinforcements, including more water-dropping planes from Spain, France and Italy, were due to arrive as part of a European Union cooperation program, officials said.


UK's Hammond calls for smooth Brexit to avoid cliff edge

UK's Hammond calls for smooth Brexit to avoid cliff edge

Philip Hammond is the Chancellor who delivered the 2017 Mansion House speech yesterday. And it must reflect worldwide standards. 'Crusade' for services In his annual Mansion House speech , Hammond said Britain would nearly certainly need an implementation period as it left the EU's single market and its customs union "with current customs border arrangements remaining in place, until new long-term arrangements are up and running".


Knife-edge U.S. congressional vote too close to call

Knife-edge U.S. congressional vote too close to call

The most expensive House election in US history is down to the wire Tuesday in Georgia's sixth district. Republican Karen Handel has won a nationally watched congressional election in Georgia , avoiding an upset that would have rocked Washington ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.



McCain: Americans 'stupid' to travel to North Korea

USA officials renewed efforts Tuesday to ban or restrict tourism in North Korea after the death of college student Otto Warmbier . "Countless innocent men and women have died at the hands of the North Korean criminals, but the singular case of Otto Warmbier touches the American heart like no other", Indian- American Haley said in a statement on the death of Otto Warmbier .


Led coalition downs Iran-made drone in Syria

Led coalition downs Iran-made drone in Syria

The incidents mark an escalation in the area around At Tanf - a base near the Syrian-Jordanian border manned by coalition forces that are advising an anti-ISIS Syrian rebel group. Moscow has now suspended a hotline meant to prevent confrontations in Syria's crowded air space, and warned it could consider US-led coalition planes "targets".