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The leader of the liberal group in the parliament, Mr Verhofstadt, has always been critical of Britain's annual rebate from the European Union - worth around £5bn a year to the United Kingdom - that were secured by the former premier Margaret Thatcher in 1984.
  • Iran says Saudis suspected of being behind terror attacks

    Iran says Saudis suspected of being behind terror attacks

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    Last week, the Revolutionary Guards linked the "brutal attack" to Donald Trump's visit last month to Riyadh, where the United States president pointed the finger at Iran for fuelling "the fires of sectarian conflict and terror". Urging the United States administration to revise its approach to the deal, repeatedly decried by Trump as the " worst deal ever negotiated ", the top Iranian diplomat argued that in the long run the USA " will find it necessary to abide by the deal ", as cited by Iran ...
  • United Kingdom prime minister 'a dead woman walking'

    United Kingdom prime minister 'a dead woman walking'

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    She made the election about her and Jeremy Corbyn, but the electorate has largely said up yours to that sentiment. "From hubris to humiliation", said the left-leaning Guardian. He told the Sunday Mirror: "I can still be prime minister". It was suspended in January when Sinn Fein withdrew from the agreement and said it would refuse to work with the DUP while First Minister Arlene Foster remained in her post.
  • It's complicated: Puerto Ricans vote on knotty United States relationship

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    Under the current system, Puerto Rico's 3.5 million American citizens do not pay federal taxes, vote in presidential elections or receive proportionate federal funding on programs like the Medicaid health insurance system for the poor. Many who boycotted the vote believed the plebiscite's cost - more than US$8 million neglects the needs of citizens living in precarious economic conditions in Puerto Rico.
  • More than 40000 Children Caught in Raqqa Crossfire

    More than 40000 Children Caught in Raqqa Crossfire

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    The evening news broadcast on Al-Manar TV, which belongs to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, hailed the advance of the pro-government forces, and the Hezbollah fighters embedded with them. The group said the district had been emptied of its civilian population before the SDF entered, and ISIL had dug defensive trenches and tunnels in the area in a bid to hold off attacking forces.
  • NSA Leaker Winner Will Plead Not Guilty

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    She could also face a fine of up to $250,000. She took the job after serving for six years in the Air Force where she obtained top secret clearance while working as a linguist, specializing in languages of the Middle East. Victor served in the Air Force from December 2010 to 2016, leaving as a senior airman who was a cryptologic language analyst. "If she made this mistake", Davis said, referring to the leaked documents, "it needs to be balanced against what she has done in the past and how ...
  • This is us: Earliest fossils of our species found in Morocco

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    The discovery, which also included stone tools and animal bones, took place at Jebel Irhoud, Morocco-the site of multiple hominid fossil discoveries dating back to the early 1990s. But based on the brain case they discovered, these Homo sapiens did have a larger cerebellum than Neanderthals . Fossils of early members of Homo sapiens found in Morocco (left) display a more elongated skull shape than do modern humans (right).
  • Last Kmart in Sacramento to close

    Last Kmart in Sacramento to close

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    Most of the stores are expected to close in September. The embattled retailer has added 72 more stores to its list of upcoming closures. As Sears Holdings continues to struggle, the chain has once again updated is restructuring plan. Our members and customers can also shop at our other Kmart locations, which are listed here. The closings include the Cortlandville store and two others in Central New York.
  • I hope Hillary Clinton finds self-awareness soon

    I hope Hillary Clinton finds self-awareness soon

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    Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sat down with author Cheryl Strayed at the Javits Center Thursday for an event at the annual BookExpo , where she talked about more than just her published works. The tweet remained online for some 5½ hours, drawing worldwide ridicule. The former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee also touched on technology's role in the election at the Code Conference at Terranea Resort, hosted by tech news site Recode .
  • "Reckless" May attacked by Amnesty International over threat to Human Rights Act

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    The prime minister said she meant to enact "longer prison sentences for people convicted of terrorist offences ... making it easier for the authorities to deport foreign terror suspects to their own countries [and] doing more to restrict the freedom and the movements of terrorist suspects when we have enough evidence to know they present a threat, but not enough evidence to prosecute them in full in court".