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NBCUniversal to provide record 6,755 hours from Rio Olympics
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) NBCUniversal's TV and digital networks will show a record 6,755 hours of action during this summer's Rio Olympics. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:36:05 -0400
Cameron runs EU gauntlet after Brexit vote
Impatient European leaders pressed a humiliated Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday to speed up Britain's divorce from the EU, warning that the UK cannot expect special treatment outside the bloc. US President Barack Obama warned however against "hysteria" as stock markets and the pound staged a tentative recovery after days of losses that saw sterling slump to a 31-year low. Cameron, at probably his last EU summit in Brussels before stepping down over the referendum result, is refusing to bow to pressure quickly to initiate proceedings to exit the EU.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:35:42 -0400
Top-ranked Jason Day skipping Rio Olympics because of Zika
Republican-led panel accuses Clinton State Department of Benghazi lapses
By James Oliphant and David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans on Tuesday accused the Obama administration and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of failing to protect U.S. diplomats in the 2012 Benghazi, Libya, attack that killed four Americans. In an 800-page report that Democrats have derided as a political vendetta, Republicans also accused Clinton, now the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, and her staff of a "shameful" lack of response to congressional investigators looking into the tragedy and assailed Clinton's use of a private email server for official business.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:31:08 -0400
Senate Democrats block GOP's Zika funding bill
Confederation of British Industry says UK 'a long way off' any EU plan
Britain appears a long way from developing a clear plan on the country's future trading relationship with the European Union, the head of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) said on Tuesday after a meeting with government. CBI Director-General Carolyn Fairbairn said some firms were putting investment on hold after Britain's vote to leave the EU last week, and that they needed a clearer sense of what the government intended to do. Fairbairn said businesses expressed very high levels of real and genuine concern to business minister Sajid Javid, who had called the meeting, and that the government also needed to address the fears of EU migrants employed in Britain. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:29:33 -0400
EU leaders plot a future without Britain, demand answers
BRUSSELS (AP) British Prime Minister David Cameron fended off anger from other European Union leaders at an unprecedented summit charged with uncertainty about the union's future without Britain. Leader after leader rejected Cameron's pleas for favorable conditions for Britain once it leaves, while he frustrated them by refusing to initiate the divorce proceedings just yet.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:29:23 -0400
UK opposition Labour lawmakers pass no-confidence motion in leader Corbyn
Lawmakers from Britain's opposition Labour Party backed a motion of no confidence in their leader Jeremy Corbyn by an overwhelming margin on Tuesday, but Corbyn said he would not resign. The motion was tabled in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union and backed by many who felt Corbyn had not campaigned hard enough to keep the country inside the EU, and would not be able to win a future election. Corbyn subsequently said he would not resign, in a statement issued shortly after the vote. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:22:24 -0400
Opposition Labour MPs pass no-confidence motion in leader Corbyn
Lawmakers from Britain's opposition Labour Party backed a motion of no confidence in their leader Jeremy Corbyn by an overwhelming margin on Tuesday, but Corbyn said he would not resign. The motion was tabled in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union and backed by many who felt Corbyn had not campaigned hard enough to keep the country inside the EU, and would not be able to win a future election. Corbyn subsequently said he would not resign, in a statement issued shortly after the vote.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:22:09 -0400
Justice quest goes on after 'Freedom Summer' court cases end
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) The search for courtroom justice has ended in the 1964 "Freedom Summer" killings of three civil rights workers in Mississippi's Neshoba County, but more than a half century after they died some Mississippians and the relatives of the slain men say the search for another kind of justice still is still ongoing.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:19:31 -0400