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Day: July 10, 2017

Donald Trump backtracks on plan to work with Russians to build cyber security unit
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Donald Trump backtracks on plan to work with Russians to build cyber security unit

    Donald Trump has backtracked claims that he and Vladimir Putin would work on an impenetrable cyber security unit hours after the US President promoted the idea. The fact that President Putin and I discussed a Cyber Security unit doesn't mean I think it can happen. It can't, Trump said on Twitter. He added that an agreement with Russia for a partial ceasefire in Syria can & did happen. A total of 13 hours before, he had tweeted, Putin & I discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking, & many other negative things, will be guarded. The suggestion was met with widespread criticism from both Democrats and some Republicans. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said: It's not the dumbest idea I've ever heard, but it's p...
Theresa May’s £1billion DUP deal faces High Court challenge
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Theresa May’s £1billion DUP deal faces High Court challenge

    Theresa May's £1billion deal to win the support of the Democratic Unionist Party for her minority government could be challenged in the courts on the grounds that it breaches the Good Friday agreement A crowdfunding campaign has been launched by Ciaran McClean, a Green party member in Northern Ireland and peace campaigner, to raise funds for the challenge. Mr McClean believes the deal, which sees the Conservatives granted an overall majority with the support of the DUP’s 10 MPs, breaches both the landmark 1998 Good Friday agreement and the Bribery Act. The confidence and supply arrangement, signed on June 26, mean that £1billion will go to Belfast for infrastructure, broadband, schools and hospitals in return for DUP support in key Commons votes. The £1bn payment ...
UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia could continue
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UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia could continue

    Campaigners have lost a high-profile case calling for UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia to be stopped over humanitarian concerns as the high court ruled exports could continue. Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) launched the high profile judicial review of the government’s decision to continue granting weapons export licences to the country despite widespread concern over the civilian death toll of its campaign in Yemen. Delivering an open judgment in the high court in London, Lord Justice Burnett, who heard the case with Mr Justice Haddon-Cave, said: “We have concluded that the material decisions of the secretary of state were lawful. We therefore dismiss the claim. The judgment was necessarily long and rather dense, he said. The court is also handing down a closed judgme...
May offering EU workers second class citizenship in UK after Brexit
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

May offering EU workers second class citizenship in UK after Brexit

    Theresa May has been accused of offering EU workers in the UK second class citizenship in a stark warning from the European parliament that it would reject her damp squib opening offer on the Brexit negotiations. The prime minister, who will on Monday attempt to relaunch her struggling tenure in Downing Street, was told that the EU legislature would reserve its right to reject any agreement that treats EU citizens less favourably than they are at present. Writing in the Guardian, the parliament’s Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt and eight other leading MEPs say the UK’s opening offer on citizens’ rights falls short of both the EU proposal and Vote Leave’s campaign pledges. The European Union has a common mission to extend, enhance and expand rights, not to reduce them, t...
Trump’s son and son in law Met With Russian Lawyer to get Information on Clinton
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Trump’s son and son in law Met With Russian Lawyer to get Information on Clinton

    President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., was promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton before agreeing to meet with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign, according to three advisers to the White House briefed on the meeting and two others with knowledge of it. The meeting was also attended by his campaign chairman at the time, Paul J. Manafort, and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Mr. Manafort and Mr. Kushner only recently disclosed the meeting, though not its content, in confidential government documents described to The New York Times. The Times reported the existence of the meeting on Saturday. But in subsequent interviews, the advisers and others revealed the motivation behind it. The meeting at Trump Tower on June 9, 2016, two wee...
Theresa May asks Jeremy Corbyn to help deliver Brexit and support her
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Theresa May asks Jeremy Corbyn to help deliver Brexit and support her

    Theresa May will ask Jeremy Corbyn for his support in delivering Brexit and pushing through legislation as she faces up to the reality I now face as Prime Minister. Mrs May will on Tuesday make a direct appeal to opposition parties to contribute, not just criticise and help clarify and improve her policies in the Commons instead of undermining them. It comes at a time Mrs May's leadership is at its weakest, amid open calls by Tory MPs for her to stand down following her failure to secure a majority at the election. Her comments are likely to spark fear among pro-Brexit Conservatives that Mrs May is willing to compromise on their ambition for a hard Brexit. However the Prime Minister is determined not to soften her position on Brexit and insists that ending the jurisdiction...
Beckton acid attack suspect John Tomlin in custody
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Beckton acid attack suspect John Tomlin in custody

    John Tomlin handed himself in an east London police station on Sunday. The chief suspect in an alleged acid attack on two cousins in east London has handed himself in to police. John Tomlin, 24, has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent after Jameel Mukhtar and Resham Khan were attacked while waiting at traffic lights in Beckton on 21 June. Tomlin entered an east London police station on Sunday and remains in custody, Scotland Yard confirmed. Both victims suffered life-changing injuries to the face and body and Mukhtar was initially placed in an induced coma. The arrest comes after the Metropolitan police released fresh CCTV images of Tomlin on Friday as part of an appeal into his whereabouts. Police had initially ruled out a religious or racial mo...