EU leaders unanimously agree upon 'firm' Brexit negotiating guidelines

EU leaders unanimously agree upon 'firm' Brexit negotiating guidelines

Updated April 29, 2017 22:52:25 Photo: Donald Tusk says sustained unity of the 27 leaders will help Theresa May. (Reuters: Hannah McKay) Related Story: PM Theresa May announces plans for snap UK election Related Story: Theresa May triggers Brexit, sending UK into unknown territory European Union (EU) leaders have vowed to stand shoulder-to-shoulder behind their negotiating team during the divorce proceedings with Britain and have warned any demands from Prime Minister Theresa May will be dealt with “firmly”. Key points: Negotiation to start shortly after snap elections in Britain on…

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Patrick Swayze's Dirty Dancing jacket fetches $62,500

Patrick Swayze's Dirty Dancing jacket fetches $62,500

Image copyrightPA Image caption The leather jacket was bought on Friday by a Hollywood memorabilia collectorA leather jacket that the late US actor Patrick Swayze wore in Dirty Dancing has sold for $62,500 (£48,270) at an auction in Los Angeles. Hundreds of other items belonging to Swayze – including a surfboard from Point Break and a shirt he wore in Ghost – also went under the hammer. His widow Lisa Niemi said she had “a lot of mixed feelings” about selling the items. Swayze died in 2009 from pancreatic cancer….

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Donald Trump's first 100 days marked by 'American carnage', the Washington swamp, and the 'bigness' of it all

Donald Trump's first 100 days marked by 'American carnage', the Washington swamp, and the 'bigness' of it all

The Trump era began on January 20 in a light, cold rain on the western steps of the Capitol Building in Washington, DC, with a dystopian speech by the new president in which he described a ruined nation exploited to the brink of collapse by the elected representatives who watched on from the bleachers around him. Play VideoDon’t Play North Korea test-fires ballistic missile Play VideoDon’t Play Previous slideNext slide Parodies and fake Trumps at 100 days Parodies and fake Trumps at 100 days The Simpsons parody Trump to mark…

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Plane in UK's first double-drone near-miss case

Plane in UK's first double-drone near-miss case

Image caption The Airbus A320 was approaching Heathrow when the incident happened.A near-miss involving a passenger jet and more than one drone has been reported in the UK for the first time. The incident happened over east London as an Airbus A320 was approaching Heathrow Airport last November. A report by the UK Airprox Board (UKAB) found the incident had “compromised the safety of the aircraft”. One pilot also said there would have been a “significant risk of collision” if the jet had been on a different approach path. The…

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