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Britain's May seeks deal with N.Ireland party to cling to power

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The pair formed part of May's small inner circle and were blamed by many Conservatives for the party's lackluster campaign and unpopular election platform. "May sought a mandate". She named her Cabinet Sunday, keeping most of the ministers in their posts and even appointing an old adversary, Michael Gove, to the post of environment secretary. Read More »

Egypt and Bahrain keep pressure on Qatar in Gulf crisis

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Kuwait has taken on the mediator role in the crisis, and French President Emmanuel Macron has also reached out to Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Iran in a bid to kick off talks. Mr. Erdogan also approved another accord between Turkey and Qatar on military training cooperation late on Thursday. "We don't see a military solution as an option" to the crisis, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said. Read More »

Did girlfriend's texts push teen to take his own life?

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Even as Carter sent those messages to Roy , she was texting the friends who testified Wednesday that she was anxious about him and was confused about why he had purchased a generator. Michelle Carter , 20, is charged with involuntary manslaughter . Carter took the stand Monday and waived her right to a jury trial, and Judge Lawrence Moniz will decide her guilt or innocence, CBS Boston reports. Read More »

Tottering Theresa May Names New UK Cabinet as Critics Circle

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A stream of senior lawmakers entered May's 10 Downing St. office Sunday afternoon, to learn what roles they had been given in government. She also confirmed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a phone call yesterday that Britain was ready to begin Brexit negotiations "as planned in the next couple of weeks", reassuring European Union leaders who had expressed doubts after May's electoral losses. Read More »

Trump invited to testify over Comey, Russian meddling

Trump's pledge to offer sworn testimony to Mueller came in a press conference the day after Comey's dramatic testimony before the Senate intelligence committee. Comey said he believed Trump fired him because of the Russian Federation investigation, and Trump himself cited "this Russian Federation thing" as a motivating factor for his decision to sack Comey during an interview with broadcaster NBC that aired last month. Read More »

Britain's May seeks deal to cling to power

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Joining forces with the hard-line Protestant party also threatens London's neutrality in Northern Ireland, which is key to the delicate balance of power in a province once plagued by violence. Mr Corbyn's party is now six points ahead following a disastrous election for the Prime Minister. She's now attempting to form a government. "You've got to be neutral", he said. Read More »

Sovereignty, regional integrity must be respected: Modi on connectivity

The expansion of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) carries historic significance as India and Pakistan become full members of the bloc, SCO leaders said on Friday. Earlier, a welcoming ceremony was held here in which Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was warmly received by the Kazakh president in the powerful Eurasian body. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn enjoys kickabout as politics takes a backseat

The former shadow chancellor labelled it an "OK result" after Mr Corbyn's party secured a higher-than-expected 262 seats and significantly boosted its vote share. A confidence and supply deal would mean them backing the Government on its Budget and confidence motions, but could potentially lead to other issues being decided on a vote-by-vote basis. Read More »

North Korea says it has tested new anti-ship missile

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The Joint Chiefs of Staff estimated that the missiles flew for about 200 km at a maximum altitude of 2 km. USA Today reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un observed the launches, according to KCNA, which said the missiles "accurately detected and hit" floating targets at sea after making "circular flights". Read More »

UK prime minister's top aides resign after election fiasco

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After the PM sent her Chief Whip Gavin Williamson to Belfast to negotiate a deal to keep the Conservatives in power, No. 10 said the DUP had agreed to the principles of an outline agreement. The announcement came after thousands of anti-DUP protesters marched on Downing Street againt the "hateful" alliance between Mrs May and the socially hardline party. Read More »

UK leader May seen fighting for survival after election failure

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Owen Paterson, a senior Conservative lawmaker, said "let's see how it pans out", when asked about May's future . "It was a disaster", he said. Corbyn and Labour Party candidate Emily Thornberry at a count centre in London . "The DUP has been part of the parliamentary process, and the democratic process in Northern Ireland for many years". Sanders voiced his support for Corbyn this month, drawing parallels between anti-establishment anger at both ends of the political spectrum in ... Read More »

Russia cloud settles in over Trump's White House

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Pat Leahy, the top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee, for example, accused Sessions of trying to avoid questions about his interactions with Russian officials. During his testimony, Comey stated FBI officials "were aware of facts that I can't discuss in an open setting that would make [Sessions'] continued engagement in a Russia-related investigation problematic". Read More »

Qatar, in regional crisis, hires former US attorney general

Iran Air posted a tweet of a shipment being loaded at Shiraz airport. Iran - the main regional rival of Saudi Arabia - sent four cargo planes of food to Qatar and plans to provide 100 tonnes of fruit and vegetables every day, Iranian officials said on Sunday, amid concerns of shortages. Read More »

Iran makes more arrests in connection with deadly Tehran attacks

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During the procession through parliament, the heads of Iran's executive, legislative and judiciary branches all paid their respects, including President Hassan Rouhani , Larijani and the head of the judiciary, Sadeq Larijani Amoli. "What terrorist attacks in Iran can not be linked to America?" Iran is a key backer of Assad amid his country's six year long civil war. The US "knows that the Revolutionary Guard and its Qods Force are the most important regional forces fighting terrorists", ... Read More »

Northern Ireland party agrees to May's minority government

May's party won 318 seats, 12 fewer than it had before May called a snap election , and eight short of the 326 needed for an outright majority. The Labour leader insisted he can still form a government - despite losing last week's vote getting only 262 seats. Read More »

Facebook blasphemy: Pakistani man sentenced to death for insulting Prophet Muhammad

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This is the first time a man in Pakistan has been awarded the maximum punishment for the country's strict blasphemy laws, which are often known to be misused. The Human Rights Commission said the 30-year-old was among 15 people detained by Pakistan's counter-terror department for blasphemy offences. The incident caused an outrage across the country, with calls for the blasphemy law to be amended. Read More »

Donald Trump '100%' willing to testify under oath on James Comey

Collins on Sunday said that Trump needs to set the record straight. "I would be fine with issuing a subpoena, but that most likely would come from the special counsel's office", Collins told CNN. On Friday he said he was "committing the United States to Article 5". He also seized on Mr Comey's revelations that he had leaked memos of their conversations to the press, tweeting: 'WOW, Comey is a leaker!' Mr Trump - who denies asking Mr Comey for loyalty - attacked the former ... Read More »

After UK Election, The Only 'Certainty' In Britain Is Uncertainty

May had planned to negotiate for a so-called "hard Brexit", which would see the United Kingdom leave the EU's single market for failing to allow freedom of movement. The arrangement with the DUP will make governing easier, but it makes some Conservatives uneasy. Sinn Fein withdrew from power sharing with the DUP in January. Read More »

UK premier strikes tentative deal with N Ireland party

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Downing Street said an outline agreement on a "confidence and supply" arrangement had been reached which will be put to the Cabinet for discussion on Monday. It is also opposed to abortion rights and takes a conservative stand on many social issues. As the Economist explained Friday , "The DUP is a movement rooted in conservative and ultra-conservative forms of Christianity" and consists of "a mixture of old-time religion and secular nativism". Read More »

Shivraj begins fast for peace, farmers launch counter-protest

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Chouhan said farmers' organizations have been agitating for better support prices for farm produce, loan waiver and other demands and the government is already considering their demands. You don't go on a fast for the farmers by living in AC. On the allegation that 26-year-old farmer Ghanashyam Dhakad died in police custody, the district collector said the authorities were looking into the charge and that appropriate action would be taken if anyone was found guilty. Read More »

United Kingdom prime minister's top aides resign after election fiasco

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There had been speculation Mr Hammond, the Chancellor, would be vulnerable in a post-election re-shuffle and the decision to leave him in the Treasury was being seen as a sign of her weakness after her Commons majority was wiped out. Timothy, who was special adviser to Theresa May when she was Secretary of State at the Home Office and also worked on her election campaign, was appointed Joint Chief of Staff past year in July. Read More »

European Union ready for Brexit negotiations, says Merkel

For Chancellor Merkel the ineivitibale Brexit questions cropped up again following Theresa May's woeful electoral showing with the divorce talks due to get underway on June 19th. "We want to do it quickly, respecting the calendar", she said in comments reported by Sky News. Andrius Kubilius, a former conservative prime minister of Lithuania who sits on his country's Brexit committee, warned that the British government's need to keep an unstable parliamentary alliance together was plainly a ... Read More »

Conte's Text Message To Costa Revealed

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Costa admitted last week: 'The other day Conte sent me a message saying I am not in his plans for Chelsea , so I'll have to find a way out'. I have sent the message to the management at Chelsea so they can make a decision. Costa was Chelsea's top goalscorer, notching 20 times, as " The Blues " lifted the Premier League trophy in May. Costa's reply to the text is believed to have been "OK". Read More »

Election dents Scottish nationalists' hopes for independence

A dramatic night in politics delivered a devastating blow to the Scottish National Party, threatening its plans to offer Scotland a second independence referendum . In his career he became undoubtedly the most successful leader of the SNP, before he handed over the reins to Nicola Sturgeon in 2014. It is likely that Jeremy Corbyn's unashamedly social democratic manifesto was a major draw for these voters, and some of them may have voted for Labour at the expense of the SNP. Read More »

Germany prepared for Brexit negotiations, says Merkel

This was confirmed by the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel who believes Britain would stick to the timetable for talks due to begin on June 19. She said talks with Britain on its withdrawal from what will now be the 27-member European Union would start "in the coming days". Read More »

Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after United Kingdom vote

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Hogan, who is also a senior member of Ireland's ruling Fine Gael party, said the British election "clearly indicates that the notion of a hard Brexit has been rejected", Ireland's Sunday Business Post newspaper reported. "Therefore I am expecting uncertainty, because it has an effect on everything". His compatriot Manfred Weber, the leader of the powerful conservative European People's party group in the European parliament, tweeted that the Brexit clock was now ticking and Britain ... Read More »

Qatar Says Gulf Citizens Can Stay despite Crisis

On Monday, Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates , Egypt and Bahrain led a string of countries that cut ties with Qatar over what they say is the emirate's financing of extremist groups and its ties to Iran , Saudi Arabia's regional archrival. Read More »

May's top aides resign after United Kingdom election fiasco

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Hill described May as an "excellent Prime Minister" in her resignation statement. Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill both stepped down after facing furious criticism from party MPs and officials who said they played a significant role in the party's poor performance at the election. Read More »