Thursday, 7 July 2022 – 11:07

Briefing Monday 23rd July

Britain could refuse to pay the Brexit bill if it does not get a trade deal, the new Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has warned. Mr Raab has said Britain will only pay its £39bn divorce bill on condition of the EU “fulfilling its side of the bargain”. The statement comes as the Brexit Secretary accuses the EU of “irresponsibly” ramping-up pressure in withdrawal negotiations.

Afghanistan’s Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum was targeted by a suicide bomber in Kabul on Sunday. The Vice-President escaped unharmed, with the Islamic State claiming responsibility for the bombing that killed 14.

Trump’s Attorney Michael Cohen has reportedly been questioning his client’s fitness for office. Cohen has reportedly made the remarks to close friends in the light of Trump’s most recent scandal surrounding the Helsinki Summit with Vladimir Putin.

And in other news,

Trophies at the German Grand Prix have caused a stir for their unusual shape, the winner’s trophy was shaped to say ‘1st Place’, whilst the constructor’s trophy spelled out ‘constructor’. The trophies that were eventually won by Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes really have to be seen to be believed.

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