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Day: July 11, 2016

Brexit is a golden opportunity for stronger US-UK trade ties, says Osborne
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Brexit is a golden opportunity for stronger US-UK trade ties, says Osborne

    The chancellor, George Osborne, will urge US investors not to turn their backs on Britain as he begins a world tour aimed at building new trade ties outside the European Union. Osborne will meet senior figures from Wall Street in New York on Monday during the first of several missions to major economies to discuss the ramifications of Brexit on trade links. “Britain and the US have been at the forefront of open trade in the last 200 years and pursuing a stronger relationship with our biggest trading partners is now a top priority,” the chancellor said. Osborne hopes to use the New York visit to present the referendum vote as a “golden opportunity” for US investors to forge an even stronger relationship with Britain, the Treasury said in a statement. The US is already the l...
40 arrested in Paris over Euro 2016 violence
ENGLISH, Europe

40 arrested in Paris over Euro 2016 violence

    French CRS riot police hold a position during clashes near the Eiffel Tower at the Paris fan zone during the Portugal v France EURO 2016 final soccer match in Paris, France, July 10, 2016. Around 40 people were arrested in Paris after police used tear gas and water cannon against football fans hurling glass bottles at officers at the Eiffel Tower during the Euro 2016 final. Crowds of supporters, some donning French or Portuguese flags, gathered at the base of the Paris landmark before and after Portugal's stunning 1-0 victory over France after they were refused entry to the fan zone which was packed to its 90,000 capacity, Paris police said. Other arrests took place outside the Stade de France where the match was played. They were for public order offences. The base of the...
Anti-Brexit Theresa May becoming PM as Tories tell Andrea Leadsom to quit
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Anti-Brexit Theresa May becoming PM as Tories tell Andrea Leadsom to quit

    Leadsom came in for criticism from party colleagues Andrea Leadsom has dropped out of the Conservative leadership race, clearing the way for Theresa to be named Britain’s next Prime Minister. It follows a torrid week for the Tory leadership contender who came under attack from senior Conservative colleagues for her incendiary comments on Theresa May’s childlessness. In an interview this morning Ms Leadsom said that she felt she was “under attack, under enormous pressure”. “It has been shattering,” she added. There are suggestions, however, that the party would need to find an alternative to Ms Leadsom to allow the 150,000 party members a proper choice. The junior energy minister, who was a vocal campaigner and voice in the Leave campaign during the European Union referendu...
Conservative MP Michelle Donelan diagnosed with Lyme disease after conversation with constituent
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Conservative MP Michelle Donelan diagnosed with Lyme disease after conversation with constituent

    A Conservative MP received an early diagnosis for Lyme disease after talking with a constituent about the infectious illness. Michelle Donelan, MP for Chippenham, believes she was bitten by a tick a week ago. The 32-year-old said she ignored the resulting rash until she researched the symptoms after discussing the level of care for Lyme disease. Ms Donelan told the Gazette & Herald: "I knew that I wasn’t well, I had the rash for a week and it was getting worse but I thought nothing of it. On Friday I held my surgery and had a chap come in and he wanted to talk about level of care and Lyme disease. I did a bit of research on it and saw the symptoms and that’s how my rash looked. She posted on Facebook, she has been receiving treatment at Bath's Royal United Hospital, jo...
Osama bin Laden’s son threatens revenge on the United States: We are all Osama
Asia, ENGLISH

Osama bin Laden’s son threatens revenge on the United States: We are all Osama

    The son of assassinated al Qaeda ringleader Osama bin Laden released a video message Saturday entitled, We are all Osama. In the 21-minute speech, Hamza bin Laden promises revenge on the United States for all those who defended Islam, though he also mentions his father's death. We will continue striking you and targeting you in your country and abroad, he said, in response to your oppression of the people of Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia and the rest of the Muslim lands that did not survive your oppression. Osama bin Laden in 1998 Hamza is in his mid-20s and is considered a new face for an aging terrorist organization overshadowed by the Islamic State. His whereabouts are unknown, but documents recovered from his father's compound suggest Osama bin La...