|Britain and EU spar over Brexit as clock ticks down
Britain said on Friday a Brexit deal with the European Union could be reached at a summit next month, but EU member Ireland said the sides were far from agreement and London had not yet made serious proposals.
UK's Sajid Javid plans October giveaway Budget: FT
British Finance Minister Sajid Javid is planning a pre-election giveaway budget in the week of October 21 if the UK strikes a Brexit deal with the European Union and parliament votes for the accord, the Financial Times reported on Friday.
At U.N., Trump to tout leadership as U.S. seeks to tackle Iran and China
U.S. President Donald Trump will tout U.S. leadership and a collective approach to challenges while at the United Nations next week, said a senior administration official on Friday, as Washington seeks to use the gathering of world leaders to build support to take on Iran and call out China over rights abuses.
Prince Andrew was an abuser, Epstein accuser says in TV interview
Virginia Giuffre claims prince was participant in disgraced financier's exploitation of herAn accuser of Jeffrey Epstein
has alleged Prince Andrew was "an abuser, a participant" in the disgraced US financier's exploitation of her as a teenager, in her first television interview.Virginia Giuffre, formerly Roberts, who was pictured
with Prince Andrew in a now notorious photograph, spoke to the US network TV station NBC News about her involvement with Epstein, a convicted sex offender who killed himself in a New York jail in August while facing fresh child sex trafficking charges. Continue reading...
Talks 'going backwards' as UK asks EU to keep its proposals secret
Downing Street tells Brussels 'confidential' documents must not be shared with 27 statesDowning Street's secrecy over its Brexit proposals has caused a fresh rupture in the negotiations in Brussels, a leaked email reveals, as EU officials warned that the talks are "going backwards".The row was sparked by a British demand that the EU's negotiating team treat a long-awaited cache of documents outlining the UK's latest ideas as "Her Majesty's government property". Continue reading...
Thomas Cook: plans made for biggest UK peacetime repatriation
The government and the aviation watchdog are drawing up plans for the biggest ever UK peacetime repatriation if Thomas Cook collapses, with 150,000 British customers currently on holidays overseas with the travel company.Thomas Cook is holding last-minute talks to stave off a bankruptcy that could happen as soon as this weekend unless it secures £200m in extra funding. Continue reading...
'Feminist emergency' declared in Spain after summer of violence
Demonstrations across the country come after 19 women were killed by their partners
Protesters took to the streets of more than 250 towns and cities across Spain on Friday night to declare a "feminist emergency" after a series of high-profile rape cases and a summer in which 19 women were murdered by current or former partners.Organisers urged participants to "turn the night purple" - the colour of the feminist movement - to raise the alarm and protest against apathy, indifference and a lack of attention from politicians and the media. Continue reading...
Trudeau tries to shift focus from brownface images to gun control
Canadian PM unveils pledge to restrict handguns on re-election campaign trail in TorontoJustin Trudeau has tried to focus attention back on his re-election after a dramatic week in Canadian politics, in which the prime minister admitted to multiple images of him in brownface and not recalling how many times
he had worn it.The embattled Trudeau spent Friday walking the streets of east Toronto, posing for photos with residents and unveiling his party's newest campaign pledge: a move to restrict handguns, ban assault-style rifles and begin buying back military-grade weapons that were legally purchased. He made the announcement near to the site of a gun rampage last year, when Faisal Hussain
shot 15 people, killing two. Continue reading...
|PHOTOS: Tropical Storm Imelda floods Texas
The slow-churning remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda flooded parts of Texas on Thursday, leaving at least two people dead and rescue crews with boats scrambling to reach stranded drivers and families trapped in their homes during a relentless downpour that drew comparisons to Hurricane Harvey two years ago.
Why Trump had a wad of cash in his back pocket
"I don't carry a wallet because I haven't had to use a credit card in a long time," he told reporters aboard Air Force One. "I do like leaving tips to the hotel. I like to carry a little something."
Cuomo presses Giuliani on Ukraine: Give me the proof
President Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani told CNN's Chris Cuomo he had "no idea" whether Trump talked with the Ukrainian president about former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former Vice President Joe Biden.
What's going on with Trump and Biden and Ukraine
As of Friday, it is not exactly clear what led to a mysterious whistleblower complaint filed against President Donald Trump that has taken Washington by storm, but it is clear that the US President wants to use Ukraine against former Vice President Joe Biden.
Hillary Clinton: Trump asked foreign power to help election. Again
Hillary Clinton slammed President Donald Trump on Friday after his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani admitted to asking Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, who is currently the Democratic front-runner to challenge Trump in next year's presidential election.
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