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Theresa May receives frosty welcome at EU summit

Theresa May received an initially warm welcome at her first EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, but it didn't stay that way for long.

The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, told reporters Mrs May was entering a "nest of doves" rather than "the lion's den".

Mr Tusk's welcome was in stark contrast to French President Francois Hollande's, who said: "If Theresa May wants a hard Brexit, then the negotiations will be hard".



Donald Trump: I will accept US election result if I win

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has jokingly said he will accept the result of the US election "if I win".

He added that he would accept a "clear" election result but reserved the right to file a legal challenge.

Speaking at a rally in Ohio he said: "Of course, I would accept a clear election result, but I would also reserve my right to contest or file a legal challenge in the case of a questionable result."

His comments came after he refused to promise during the final presidential debate to say if he would trust the outcome on November 8th if he loses.

More than 5,500 people forced to flee Mosul homes

More than 5,500 people have been forced to flee their homes because of fighting around the Iraqi city of Mosul since Monday, the International Organisation for Migration has said.

It added that most of 5,640 people displaced have fled in the last 24 hours.

Earlier on Thursday, the Iraqi prime minister said the offensive to reclaim the IS-held city is "moving more quickly" than expected.

Theresa May in show of unity with EU leaders

Theresa May with other EU leaders in Brussels on Thursday.

Theresa May posed for a photo in a show of unity with other EU leaders at her first EU summit on Thursday, despite having declared she had a "very clear message" for them that Britain will quit the bloc.

It came on a day when sterling fell against the dollar after the president of the European Council said EU leaders would not engage in Brexit negotiations.

Donald Tusk said he expected Mrs May to brief the other 27 leaders later, but ruled out negotiations until the prime minister formally launches the Brexit process, which she has said will happen by the end of March next year.

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