More Weather Turmoil for Britain as Storm Brian Is Named
'A Sad Episode': Media Calling Gold Star Families for Anti-Trump Fodder
Appeals court temporarily blocks abortion for unauthorized teen in Texas
Forecasters expect a warm New England winter. But what about precipitation?
Billboards Seek Tips After Rock Thrown From Overpass Hits Vehicle, Kills Passenger
EU, Britain possible to strike "fair deal": EU chief negotiator
20 June 2017, 05:40 | Darnell Patrick
The European Union's Michel Barnier said he hoped the talks, starting nearly a year to the day after a British referendum vote to leave the EU, would establish a timetable to which the negotiations would be conducted.
At one of the most important junctures for Europe and the West since the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union, Mrs May's government is reeling from a crisis of her own making - the loss of her parliamentary majority in a June 8 snap election she did not need to call.
Appearing on same program, Labour's Brexit spokesman Sir Keir Starmer said Britain woulc definitely leave the European Union, and that doind so would prevent it continuing as a full member of the single market.
Davis said both sides were "off to a promising start" even though the challenges ahead were daunting. Both sides want transparency to be the default. And at a final news conference they traded quotes from their respective nations' history: Barnier cited European Union founding father Jean Monnet to say: "I am neither optimistic nor pessimistic. But the 27 of us will formulate our interests very clearly and hopefully, together", Merkel said.
Britain has less than two years to negotiate the terms of the divorce and the outlines of the future relationship. "We've laid solid foundations for future discussions and an ambitious but achievable timetable", said David Davis, Britain's Brexit minister, adding he was "encouraged" by the first talks. Davis insisted that talks about trade would occur "in parallel", but Barnier said they would start only in a second phase.
European stocks rose on Monday, partly on optimism about the talks actually getting underway after months of sniping and uncertainty, analysts said.
Amid reports that May is set to make a "generous offer" on the rights of European Union citizens remaining in Britain, the source said London had been warned against doing so this week, on the grounds that it could drag up the thorny issue before talks had really got going.
Nintendo Switch Will Allow Kids To Code Their Own Games
You can, however, continue to make use of the official touchscreen keyboard added to the Nintendo Switch with the latest update. In addition, the updated console firmware now includes functionality to notify users when their friends come online.
Supreme Court Will Hear Gerrymandering Case
Four justices - only Justice Clarence Thomas remains of that group - said it was not the court's business to make such decisions. The court will be pressed with the responsibility of deciding if partisan gerrymandering violates the Constitution.
"Our big problem is that we have no picture, no idea at all, what the British want", said German Manfred Weber, the head of the EPP Christian Democrat group in the European Parliament. Davis said she will tell them about plans to guarantee rights for some 3 million European Union citizens in Britain under a proposal to be made next week.
He added: "The United Kingdom has made a decision to leave the European Union, it is not the other way around".
Gabriel said "it would naturally be best if Britain didn't leave at all".
Still, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson remained upbeat Monday, saying he thinks the Brexit negotiations will yield "a happy resolution that can be done with profit and honor for both sides".
The vote came as a profound shock to Brussels against a backdrop of rising anti-EU sentiment, with many - including now US President Donald Trump - predicting the bloc's eventual break-up.
"If you ask me are we going to make concessions, I must tell you that it is the United Kingdom that is leaving the EU, the single market, the customs union and not the other way around", the former European commissioner and French foreign minister told a joint press conference with Davis. "And we want to try to solve the hard things as well as possible".
Record-breaking congressional election headed for photo finish
Trump wrote that Ossoff "can't even vote. because he doesn't even live there!" The race between Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff. From the GOP's perspective, a Handel victory is just as important for its potentially demoralizing effect on Democrats.
Brexit timetable and negotiation plan revealed
Anxious by immigration and loss of sovereignty, Britons voted last June to become the first nation ever to leave the 28-nation EU. Davis said he was looking for a "positive and constructive tone" to deal with the myriad issues dividing both sides.
SpiceJet and Boeing sign MoU for 40 737 MAX airplanes
Qatar Airways firms up an order for 20 Boeing BA.N 737 MAX jets after letter of intent a year ago for up to 60 737 MAX 8 jets. Twenty of SpiceJet's provisional order for 40 MAX 10s were conversions from an existing order for other 737 models.
Cosby jurors wrestling with verdict
Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa ., Thursday, June 8, 2017. Cosby , a graduate of Temple University, now resides in Montgomery County with his wife of more than 50 years, Camille Cosby .
UK opposition leader slams Grenfell Tower fire response
The mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said the Grenfell Tower disaster was a effect of years of neglect by politicians. It is feared many are trapped inside the blazing building as the fire broke out in the wee hours of Wednesday.
Trump proclaims executive order to assist apprenticeships
While models vary, apprenticeships generally combine technical instruction with on-the-job learning, typically lasting four years. President Trump can not claim to support American workers with apprenticeships when his budget tells a different story.