Donald Trump to meet Vladimir Putin at G20 summit in Germany

Donald Trump to meet Vladimir Putin at G20 summit in Germany

US President Donald Trump and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, are scheduled to meet at the G20 summit in Hamburg next week. Senior White House officials have declined to say whether Mr Trump would acknowledge or address Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The national security adviser, H.R. McMaster said...

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Theresa May signs agreement deal with Northern Ireland’s DUP

Theresa May signs agreement deal with Northern Ireland’s DUP

Theresa May’s Conservatives have struck a deal with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party, through a confidence and supply agreement signed on 26 June, allowing them to stay in government after losing their majority in the general election earlier this month. The deal was announced at Downing Street on Monday morning...

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Saudi King appoints son as successor

Saudi King appoints son as successor

Saudi Arabia witnessed a radical power shift on Wednesday 21 June, as King Salman appointed his son Mohammed bin Salman, who is also the deputy defence minister, next in line to the throne. The 31-year-old Prince is to replace his cousin, the King’s nephew, Mohammed bin Nayef, a well known...

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Gas prices set to rise as UK’s largest gas storage site confirms its closure

Gas prices set to rise as UK’s largest gas storage site confirms its closure

British utility company Centrica has confirmed its plans to close Rough, the UK’s largest gas storage site beneath the North Sea. Centrica said that it was permanently closing the Rough gas site because it had become unsafe and uneconomic to reopen the faculty, which had previously been temporarily shut over...

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US President investigated for potential obstruction of justice

US President investigated for potential obstruction of justice

Donald Trump is being investigated for potential obstruction of justice by the special counsel pursuing possible links of Russian interference in the 2016 US Presidential elections, reports The Washington Post. Special prosecutor, Robert S. Mueller is expanding the ongoing investigation, indicating that he will continue to pursue this case. According...

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Anniversary of the death of Jo Cox MP

Anniversary of the death of Jo Cox MP

June 16 marks one year since Jo Cox, MP for Batley and Spen, was killed. Cox was due to start a constituency surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire, when she was murdered by Thomas Mair, who was armed with a knife and a firearm. Mair was sentenced to life imprisonment.  In...

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Tim Farron resigns as leader of the Liberal Democrats

Tim Farron resigns as leader of the Liberal Democrats

Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron has announced his resignation a week after the general election, issuing a statement expressing that his faith was ‘incompatible’ with being a party leader. Farron’s resignation was quick to follow his Home Affair Spokesman Lord Brian Paddick, as he also stepped down with...

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Parliament Squared

Parliament Squared

We Brits gave the biggest sigh of relief when the Westminster Circus Act aka as the General Election ended at 10pm on 8th June 2017. Of the many mistakes the PM made during this May-hem was a) to call it and b) to call it late allowing eight weeks of...

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Goldman Sachs criticised for buying Venezuelan government bonds at record low

Goldman Sachs criticised for buying Venezuelan government bonds at record low

US investment bank Goldman Sachs has come under attack by the Venezuelan opposition party for buying government bonds and, in doing so, “giving a lifeline to an incompetent government”. Goldman Sachs paid $865 Million USD for government bonds that were originally worth $2.8 Billion USD. The bank paid 31 cents...

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Food Prices hit ‘three year high’ due to weak pound

Food Prices hit ‘three year high’ due to weak pound

Food prices climbed at their fastest rate for more than three years in May as the weak pound pushed up import prices, new research shows. The British Retail Consortium measured the prices of 500 everyday goods and found food inflation was 1.4% during the month, up from 0.9% in April....

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