How President Barack Obama spent the second day of his holiday vacation in
Hawaii on Sunday:
—POLICE SHOOTING: Obama called New York City Police Commissioner Bill
Bratton on Sunday morning to offer condolences for the killing of two New York
City police officers and support in the coming days and weeks, White House
spokesman Eric Schultz said. The officers were ambushed in Brooklyn, New
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During the conversation, Schultz said Obama reiterated his call for the
American people to reject violence and "words that harm, and turn to words that
heal — prayer, patient dialogue and sympathy for the friends and family of the
fallen." The president also called Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles
Ramsey, a co-chair of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing,
asking him to explore ways to engage law enforcement officials across the
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—MORE GOLFING: Obama returned to the Marine Corps Base Hawaii on Kaneohe Bay
late Sunday morning for a second-straight day to play golf with friends.
Joining him on the clear, sunny day were Joe Paulsen, Preston Heard and Bobby
Titcomb, the White House said. The round of golf lasted less than three
—FAMILY BEACH TIME: Obama followed up golfing by joining his family and
friends at Bellows Air Force Base beach, the White House said. As the motorcade
pulled into the air station, it passed an outdoor barbecue chicken
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— DINNER WITH FRIENDS — The White House said the Obama family later went to
dinner with friends at Morimoto Waikiki, a Japanese restaurant created by
Masaharu Morimoto of "Iron Chef." It is one of their favorite dining spots on
the island of Oahu and dinner there has become a vacation staple for them.
BRUSSELS, July 17 (Xinhua) -- Britain and the European Union (EU) launch a
new round of Brexit negotiations here on Monday as conflicting views on
"divorce" terms cast shadow on the resumption of talks and a feasible deal
seems rather difficult to reach for now.
About a month after their first meeting, Brexit Secretary David Davis and
EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier meet for four days of talks to settle exit
terms, intending to push forward with a detailed plan that could minimize
economic and social damage to both Britain and the EU after Brexit.
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saying ahead of the meeting. How much substantial progress could be made during
the talks remains to be seen.
EXIT BILL "EXTORTIONATE"?
Negotiators will focus their talks on key issues, with Britain's exit bill
as the core. The EU has demanded Britain to pay some 60 billion euros (70
billion U.S. dollars) as exit fee.
Negotiation on the exit bill might be tough as British Foreign Minister
Boris Johnson made the remark last week that the EU could "go whistle" over its
"extortionate" bill demand, which means the EU has little chance of getting
Barnier, however, responded that he was not hearing any whistling, just the
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had set a two-year timetable for leaving the EU.
Johnson's remark also draw criticism from his homeland, as opposition Labor
leader Jeremy Corbyn was quoted by Sky News as saying that it's "ridiculous"
for the minister to use such "silly", "arrogant" language.
Conservative Philip Hollobone echoed with Johnson, saying that since Britain
joined the EU in 1973 until the date it leaves, the country will have given the
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billion U.S. dollars).
"BREXIT MUST BE STOPPED"
Just two days before the start of the new round of talks, former British
Prime Minister Tony Blair said, in his biggest intervention yet against Brexit,
that Britain could remain in the EU despite its Brexit referendum vote.
According to media reports, Blair said EU leaders would be willing to change
their rules on immigration and free movement to enable Britain to stay in the
28-nation bloc. He declined to identify the sources who had indicated which
leaders he was referring to.
Blair noted that Brexit is damaging Britain economically and politically
with "fresh evidence" came to light every day.
More than a year after the Brexit referendum, some still argue that it would
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movement of people, capital, goods and services. British industry of medicine
and aviation have recently voiced their concerns.
Even though May had insisted that the Brexit process can't be reversed, her
government will not be able to pursue the firm Brexit line she favored,
following an undesired result of the June snap election, in which her party
lost majority in the House of Commons.
SILVER LINING AMID UNCERTAINTY
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support of the breaking away has been made, creating a silver lining for the
closely watched second round of talks.
On Thursday, the British government introduced a draft law that would
formally end Britain's EU membership, as preparation for eventually divorcing
the bloc and gaining back legislation power of parliaments.
The British side had urged over the past months an immediate start of trade
talks, but agreed last month that key issues of Brexit be dealt with first. The
EU also accepted that details on the Brexit terms will still be open when trade
The negotiation is expected to be complicated, as May's minority government
will face challenges at ever.