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Theresa May caught in Brexit crossfire over lack of progress in negotiations

Theresa May is facing pressure from all corners after pro-Brexit and pro-EU business leaders wrote to her each urging progress in their separate …

Great Britain

Germany explosion: Blast in Wuppertal destroys building and leaves dozens of casualties

An explosion has injured 25, four severely, and destroyed a building in the German city of Wuppertal.<p>Neighbours ran out into the street in a panic …

Europe

Fresh controversy over firefighters’ ‘stay-put’ advice at Grenfell

All fire authorities were officially advised to train key staff to determine when they should abandon the “stay-put” policy for residents in burning tower blocks three years before the Grenfell tragedy, it has emerged.<p>But the quality and scope of the London fire brigade (LFB)’s training – …

Boris Johnson

Post-Brexit Britain needs a 'skills revolution', says Peter Lilley

Peter Lilley, the former social security secretary, has called for a "skills revolution" after Brexit, as he accused ministers of largely only paying lip service to years of under-investment in training.<p>In an interview with The Telegraph ahead of his formal introduction to the House of Lords this …

Great Britain

Brexit Has Already Slowed U.K. Growth by 2.1%, According to New Study

A new analysis has found that the U.K.’s decision to exit the European Union has already slowed the nation’s economic growth by a cumulative 2.1% as …

Great Britain

Caroline Lucas tells anti-Brexit rally: 'we must be different to win'

Caroline Lucas, Vince Cable and David Lammy were among the speakers that argued the case for Britain to remain in the EU at a rally in London, after an estimated 100,000 people marched to Parliament Square calling for a “People’s Vote” on the final Brexit deal.<p>Lucas, the Green party’s only MP, said …

Great Britain

Romford killing: Friends of boy, 15, stabbed to death at birthday party heard screaming and crying 'he's dead, he's dead'

Friends of a 15-year-old boy stabbed to death in east London were overheard screaming and crying 'he's dead, he's dead'.<p>Police were called to reports …

Crime

Tony Blair says Trump must reassure EU of support for bloc

Donald Trump must reassure Europe by clearly stating his support for democratic values and the survival of the EU if the US is not to suffer as individual European nations are picked off by rival powers such as Russia and China, Tony Blair has said.<p>Speaking ahead of the US president’s visit to …

Tony Blair

How a discarded restaurant napkin led to an arrest in a 32-year-old US child murder cold case

For over three decades the disappearance and vicious murder of Michella Welch had left police at a loss. The 12-year-old had disappeared in March 1986 from a park in the city of Tacoma, in Washington State.<p>At the time, she had been babysitting her two younger sisters in Puget Park and had rode off …

Crime

Doctors told woman her golf-ball sized brain tumour was the menopause

A mum diagnosed with a brain tumour the size of a golf ball went to the doctor more than 10 times – only to be told she just had the menopause.<p>Karen …

Tumors

State school pupils could be 'shut out' of top universities as private schools avoid new GCSEs, warns head teacher

State school pupils could be shut out of top universities next year as they struggle with new, more difficult GCSEs which private schools are …

Education

Jared Kushner says US will soon present Trump's Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, with or without Abbas

Jared Kushner, senior adviser to US President Donald Trump, said Washington would announce its Middle East peace plan soon, and press on with or without Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas.<p>The comments underlined gaping divisions between Washington and the Palestinian leadership that have widened …

Donald Trump

Assad pledges to regain control of northern Syria by force if needed

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Syrian army will regain control of the country's north by force if rebels there refuse to surrender, President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with Russian television channel NTV on Sunday.<p>Assad, who said in the same interview he would not accept Western funds to rebuild …

Middle East

Defence secretary Gavin Williamson ‘boasted he made the PM and could break her’

Defence secretary Gavin Williamson reportedly boasted to army chiefs he would bring down Theresa May if she refused to give him £20 billion for the …

Great Britain

US tells Syria rebels 'not to expect help against expected army assault' on provinces of Daraa and Sweida

The United States has told Syrian rebel factions they should not expect military support to help resist a Russian-backed government offensive to regain opposition-held parts of Syria bordering Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.<p>A copy of a message sent by Washington to heads of Free …

Middle East

Missing cat reunited with owner after 10 years

After Mark Salisbury’s pet disappeared 10 years ago, he never could quite bring himself to believe the missing cat had gone for good.<p>His faith, it …

Pets

Boy, 15, dragged from shop and attacked with machete before bleeding to death

Harrowing CCTV footage has been released showing a teenager being dragged from a shop and repeatedly hacked at with a machete.<p>Lesandro Guzman-Feliz …

Crime

The Trump Administration Says It Knows the Location of All Separated Migrant Children

Trump administration officials say the U.S. government knows the location of all children in its custody after separating them from their families at …

Immigration

Turkey votes in pivotal test for Erdogan

Turks were voting Sunday in dual parliamentary and presidential polls seen as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s toughest election test, with the …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Supreme Court poised to rule on Trump travel ban, other cases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court, winding down its nine-month term, will issue rulings this week in its few remaining cases including a major one on the legality of President Donald Trump's ban on people from five Muslim-majority nations entering the country.<p>The nine justices are due …

Public Sector

Turkey elections: Erdogan faces tough challenge as country votes

<b>Istanbul, Turkey (CNN) —</b> Polls have closed and votes are being counted across Turkey in a snap election that represents the biggest electoral threat for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 15 years of rule.<p>Erdogan has dominated Turkish politics since his rise as prime minister in 2003 and has …

South Asia

Hundreds march in Berlin to demand an end to using coal

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of protesters are marching through the German capital to demand an end to burning coal to produce electricity.<p>The demonstrators — many of them families pushing strollers, people on bikes and samba bands — walked through the Berlin's government district on Sunday ahead of next …

Europe

15-year-old boy brutally hacked to death on Bronx streets in a case of mistaken identity

A 15-year old boy from the Bronx, New York was brutally stabbed to death when gang members mistook him for a man who featured in a sex tape.<p>Police …

Crime

Saudi woman drives Formula One car to mark end of ban

Aseel Al Hamad made a further breakthrough for Saudi Arabian women by driving a Formula One car ahead of the French Grand Prix.<p>The lap of the Le Castellet circuit came on the day a ban ended on women driving on the Gulf kingdom’s roads.<p>Hamad drove a 2012 Renault car as part of a parade of the …

Motorsport

Political 'Counterculture': Young Republicans Hold Unique Space In The Trump Era

Robert Lee, Chelsea Magee and Colt Chambers are political activists who all sound pretty typical for their generation when it comes to issues like immigration and same-sex marriage.<p>Lee, a self-described atheist, insists he doesn't "want to spend one dollar building a wall with Mexico." Magee, a …

Donald Trump

Man pretended to be cab driver so he could rape women after watching ‘taxi porn’

<b>A porn addict faked being a cab driver to rape a woman after watching ‘taxi porn’.</b><p>Alnadar Ahmed, 40, has been jailed for 12 years after choosing a …

Crime

Police make arrests after deadly attack on PM rally in Ethiopia's capital

The death toll from a grenade attack on a pro-government rally in Ethiopia's capital climbed to two on Sunday, a cabinet minister said, as police announced arrests over the blast.<p>"I'm so sorry to learn that we have lost another Ethiopian victim of yesterday's attack," health minister Amir Aman …

Extremism

EU leaders meet as divisions cloud asylum and migration talks

A group of EU leaders is attending a mini-summit in Brussels. They'll discuss differing approaches to how the bloc can deal with a sustained stream …

Coast Guard

Zimbabwe says 'nothing will stop' election after rally blast

CHITUNGWIZA, Zimbabwe (AP) — The explosion at a campaign rally for Zimbabwe's president that injured 49 people will not delay next month's historic election, officials said Sunday, as a vice president called the attack "terrorism" and said any frightened candidate would be provided with …

Robert Mugabe

Energy drinks set to be banned for under-16s as part of government plan to tackle obesity

The sale of energy drinks to children is set to be banned as part of a new government drive to tackle childhood obesity.<p>Plans to force restaurants …

Jeremy Hunt

Polls close in Turkish elections that are test for Erdogan

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Polls closed Sunday in Turkey's high-stakes presidential and parliamentary elections, which could consolidate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's grip on power or curtail his vast political ambitions.<p>Opposition leaders had cast their ballots vowing to be vigilant against voting …

South Asia

Explosion injures several in German city of Wuppertal

At least five people have been injured in an explosion in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Several residents have escaped and rescue …

Europe

U.S. says still working to reunite 2,053 children with families

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government said it still had 2,053 children in its custody who were separated from their parents under President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, and set out its most detailed plans yet on how it would reunite families.<p>The Department of Homeland …

Immigration

English bulldog Zsa Zsa wins World's Ugliest Dog title

Zsa Zsa, a 9-year-old English bulldog, has won this year's World's Ugliest Dog award at a contest in the San Francisco Bay Area. The competition, …

Pets

The Latest: Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled

DOON, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the crude oil leaking after a train derailment in northwest Iowa (all times local):<p>4:10 p.m.<p>A railroad official says 14 of 32 derailed oil tanker cars in the northwest corner of Iowa dumped an estimated 230,000 gallons (870,619 liters) of crude oil into floodwaters, …

Floods

The Latest: Turkish contender says don't leave ballot boxes

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday (all times local):<p>5:35 p.m.<p>A contender for Turkey's presidency has called on citizens "to not abandon the ballot boxes" as polls closed in critical dual presidential and parliamentary elections.<p>Muharrem …

South Asia