Only about a third of the remaining 59 detainees are cleared for release, making it highly unlikely that Obama will fulfill the eight-year-old campaign pledge before he leaves office on January 20. Last February he said: "This morning, I watched President Obama talking about Gitmo, right, Guantanamo Bay, which by the way, which by the way, we are keeping open".
It is understood this has caused relations to strain with some members of the Government, and prompted some pro-Leave Tory MPs to label him a "gloomy pessimist". "It's time now for someone who is optimistic about the future that lies ahead for Brexit Britain". One early reaction, in London, came from Hilary Benn - the chairman of the Commons select committee on Brexit, and former shadow secretary.
Overall, the FTSE index closed with a gain of 35.06 points and 0.49% at 7,177.89, which was the fourth successive record closing high. It hit an intra-day high of 7,202 in early trading - up nearly 1% - with a broad range of shares seeing gains.
Along with a government-led assault on Wadi Barada, a rebel-held area near the Syrian capital, insurgents also are complaining about major airstrikes in the provinces of Hama and Idlib, and a regime push on the Eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus .
The man, identified as 27-year-old Mohammed Yasser Yaqub, was killed in a auto near junction 24 of the M62 in Huddersfield at around 6 PM yesterday, The Telegraph reported. The man who was fatally shot has not yet been identified. Officers said that the incident was not terror-related but came as a response to information relating to possession of a firearm.
No details of times for the shows were announced. Kelly has accepted a broad, new job at NBC News where she will take on the role of daytime anchor, Sunday night news show host and co-anchor of the network's special political programming.