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EU wants Brexit clarification over 'fundamental' disagreements

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:31:47 GMT

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Man convicted of fraud after climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and winning...

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:31:46 GMT

A man who claimed thousands of pounds in disability benefits despite climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, winning a triathlon and competing at the Phoenix Winter Games has been convicted of fraud, prosecutors said. http://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/britain/man-convicted-of-fraud-after-climbing-mount-kilimanjaro-and-winning-triathlon-while-claiming-disability-benefits-35950852.html A man who claimed thousands of pounds in disability benefits despite climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, winning a triathlon and competing at the Phoenix Winter Games has been convicted of fraud, prosecutors said.




Turkey slams German statements on arrested rights activist

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:14:24 GMT

Turkey slammed Germany on Thursday for its statements demanding the release of a German human rights activist, describing it as "unacceptable" and an attempt to interfere with the Turkish judiciary. In a statement, Turkey's foreign ministry said they have kept Germany's charge d'affaires in Ankara informed of Peter Steudtner's case, adding that "the independent Turkish judiciary must be trusted."




Britons to flood abroad in record numbers as school gates slam shut

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:42:44 GMT

A record 2.4 million British travellers are expected to head overseas this weekend as schools close their gates for the summer holidays, Abta said. Spain remains the top destination for UK travellers, with the Balearic and Canary islands leading the way, while bookings to Portugal, Greece, Italy and France are also strong, ABTA said.




Take a look at the six buildings shortlisted for 2017 Riba Stirling Prize

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:42:43 GMT

A block of flats with wicker balconies, a dockyard redevelopment, photography studio and a new college campus are among those in the running to be named the UK's best new building. The shortlist for the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize features six buildings: Barrett's Grove in London, the British Museum World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre, Command of the Oceans at Chatham Historic Dockyard in Kent, City of Glasgow College city campus, Hastings Pier in Sussex and Photography Studio for Juergen Teller in west London.




260 passengers and crew evacuated from plane because of smoke in cabin

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:42:42 GMT

Holidaymakers were evacuated from a UK-bound flight after crew reported smelling burning and smoke was spotted in the cabin just before take-off. Emergency slides were deployed from the Thomas Cook flight from Hurghada on Egypt's Red Sea coastline to London Gatwick, at around 11.30pm GMT on Tuesday.




US-China trade talks break up without breakthrough

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 02:09:02 GMT

In this Saturday, July 8, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping arrive for a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. After a cordial meeting between Trump and Xi in April 2017, tensions are simmering again between the world's two biggest economies.




Prince Harry praises - fantastic' Royal Navy diving monument

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:49:01 GMT

The prince, in his role as Commodore-in-Chief, Small Ships and Diving, met volunteers from the Project Vernon charity campaign at Trinity House, in central London. The charity hopes to install a sculpture in Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth, where the diving and mine warfare training site HMS Vernon was once based, and has raised more than two-thirds of its A 325,000 target.




Brazil Freezes Accounts of Ex-President Silva in Graft Case

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:28:29 GMT

In this July 13, 2017, photo, former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva prepares to speak to the press and supporters at the headquarters of the Worker's Party, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Brazil's central bank has frozen four bank accounts belonging to ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva due to his recent conviction on corruption charges, the federal judge overseeing the case said Wednesday.




Severe storms persist as weather warnings issued across country

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:28:28 GMT

Torrential downpours and localised flooding have continued to hit parts of the country after storms brought destruction to the south of England. A yellow weather warning was in place for large swathes of England and Wales, with the Met Office predicting a month's worth of rain could fall in some places in a matter of hours.




World's plastic waste could bury Manhattan 2 miles deep

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:14:52 GMT

A new massive study finds that production of plastic ... . FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2016 file photo, Indian rag pickers look for reusable materials at a garbage dump littered with polythene bags in Lucknow, India.




US appeals court tosses convictions of British ex-bankers

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:02:18 GMT

A U.S. appeals court has reversed the convictions of two British ex-bankers charged with conspiring to manipulate the primary benchmark for global short-term interest rates. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said Wednesday that the trial of Anthony Allen and Anthony Conti improperly included evidence gained from compelled testimony in the United Kingdom.




Saudi woman in miniskirt video arrested for wearing 'suggestive' clothes

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:33:58 GMT

Saudi woman in miniskirt video arrested for wearing 'suggestive' clothes The woman was detained for wearing "immodest clothes" that contradicted the country's conservative Islamic dress code. Check out this story on AlamogordoNews.com: https://usat.ly/2uH8ZOB In this May 11, 2014 file photo, a Saudi woman seen through a heart-shaped statue walks along an inlet of the Red Sea in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia.




French woman faces prosecution in Iraq over alleged IS links

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:33:57 GMT

A French woman captured in Mosul wit... . FILE - In this July 9, 2017 photo, destroyed buildings sit on the Old City of Mosul, Iraq.




Turkey Changes Justice, Defense Ministers in Cabinet Shuffle

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:33:56 GMT

Turkey's prime minister announced a Cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday, replacing or swapping 11 ministers in the 26-member council of ministers, including the ministers for justice and defense. The announcement came months after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan regained the leadership of Turkey's ruling party following a narrow win in a referendum ushering in a series of constitutional changes.




George and Charlotte to return to limelight as William and Kate arrive in Berlin

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:52:40 GMT

Prince George and Princess Charlotte will make another appearance during their parent's European tour when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge travel to Germany. http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/george-and-charlotte-to-return-to-limelight-as-william-and-kate-arrive-in-berlin-35945943.html Prince George and Princess Charlotte will make another appearance during their parent's European tour when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge travel to Germany.




Nobel winner Malala in Nigeria speaks out against Boko Haram

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:52:39 GMT

Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai was greeted with cheers by dozens of young women in northeastern Nigeria, where she spoke out for the many girls abducted under Boko Haram's deadly insurgency. The 20-year-old Pakistani activist told The Associated Press on Tuesday she was excited by the courage of the young women who are undaunted as they pursue an education amid one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.