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Theresa May to hold one-on-one talks with Donald Trump

Theresa May will meet Donald Trump for one-on-one talks when she travels to the G20 in Hamburg this weekend, Downing Street has confirmed. The Prime Minister and President are expected to use the bi-lateral talks to discuss the situation in North Korea, whose government has just successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile. Ms May will also raise the Paris climate ...

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Number of dementia sufferers set to hit 1.2 million by 2040, predict Alzheimer's experts

The number of people living with dementia in England and Wales will rise to 1.2 million by 2040 as life expectancy increases, new research suggests. Around 767,000 people with dementia, a degenerative brain condition that mostly affects those over 65, currently live in the two countries, estimated scientists from University College London and the University of Liverpool. The study, published ...

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Trump and Putin 'will bond over disdain for fake news' during G20 meeting, say sources close to US President

Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are reportedly expected to bond over their disdain for “fake news” when they meet later this week at the G20 summit in Germany.   While the White House has not released many details about what the two leaders will discuss, likely topics include the war in Syria, fighting the Islamic State and the ...

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Benghazi has been 'liberated' from Islamist militants and rebels, say Libyan forces

Libya’s eastern commander Khalifa Haftar has said his forces have taken full control of Libya’s second city Benghazi from rival armed groups after a three-year campaign. The battle for Benghazi between Mr Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) and an array of Islamist militants and other fighters has been part of a broader conflict since Libya slipped into chaos following ...

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78 killed and dozens injured in truck crash in Central African Republic

Some 78 people were killed and dozens more were injured when a truck heavily loaded with goods and passengers crashed in Central African Republic, a doctor has said. The accident happened about six miles outside the town of Bambari as the truck was travelling to a weekly market day in the village of Maloum. “At the moment, we have counted ...

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EU chief mocks UK's Brexit ambitions with comparison to limbless Monty Python knight

The first vice-president of the European Commission has mocked the UK’s post-Brexit trade ambitions by comparing a Ukip MEP to a comically over-confident character from a Monty Python film. Frans Timmermans likened Eurosceptic politician Ray Finch to the Black Night in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, a hopelessly optimistic character who refuses to concede a fight even after all his ...

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Block near Grenfell Tower evacuated after 'false alarm', leaving residents panicked and confused

Residents living in a block in the shadow of Grenfell Tower were left confused and angry after “miscommunication” led some of them to evacuate.  Retail units in a building by the tower were cleared because of safety concerns over their fire exists, police said. But about 50 residents who believed they also had to leave their homes gathered outside their blocks without understanding ...

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Grenfell Tower survivors could be deported in 12 months despite government immigration amnesty

Theresa May has U-turned on a promise not to carry out immigration checks on Grenfell fire victims, leaving survivors who need help at risk of deportation if they come forward. The Prime Minister pledged in Parliament not to use the tragedy as an excuse to check residents’ immigration status, but ministers confirmed anyone wanting help must register with Home Office officials and ...

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Charlie Gard: Parents of terminally ill baby 'in touch with the White House'

The parents of the terminally ill baby, Charlie Gard, have reportedly been in touch with the White House after Donald Trump intervened over his care. The President tweeted that the US would be “delighted” to help the 10-month-old, who suffers from rare genetic condition mitochondrial depletion syndrome, which causes brain damage and muscle depletion. A long legal battle has played ...

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North Korea: US says it is prepared to use military force 'if we must' as missile crisis hits new high

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has said America is prepared to use military force against North Korea in the wake of its latest missile test. Ms Haley called the test – of an intercontinental ballistic missile that experts say may able to hit Alaska – “reckless and irresponsible” and a “clear and sharp military escalation”. She added ...

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