• May to form 'government of certainty' with DUP backing
May to form 'government of certainty' with DUP backing

British Prime Minister Theresa May struck a deal in principle with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party on Saturday to prop up the Conservative government, stripped of its majority in a disastrous election. "This new arrangement between the DUP and the Tories will be transitory and will end in tears". British voters spent Friday fra...

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  • Trump calls UK Prime Minister May after election upset
Trump calls UK Prime Minister May after election upset

UK Prime Minister Theresa May took a battering in the election, but has clung to power - for now at least. 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.

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  • May to form government with DUP backing
May to form government with DUP backing

Previous Conservative governments have relied on Ulster unionist votes, but this is the first time a formal deal has been done with the DUP . Automatic failsafes kicked in, the site reacting as if it was under cyber-attack. She left without taking any questions from the assembled media, or without explaining the extent of the discussions with Ma...

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  • London Bridge attacker tried to rent larger truck, police say
London Bridge attacker tried to rent larger truck, police say

Inside, they found 13 apparently Molotov cocktails made from wine bottles and a possible flammable liquid. Several hours after Haydon's statement, a 27-year-old man was arrested for possibly being involved in the attack, and his identity has not been made public yet.

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  • Trump denies seeking Comey 'loyalty,' dodges tapes question
Trump denies seeking Comey 'loyalty,' dodges tapes question

If that seems familiar, it should. The bigger picture: the Trump campaign was under investigation and Trump happens to be the head and at the top of his campaign. Asked if he would be willing to go under oath to give his version of the interactions with Mr Comey , Mr Trump replied, "100 percent". "100 per cent", Trump said.

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  • UAE minister suggests embargo if Qatar doesn't change course
UAE minister suggests embargo if Qatar doesn't change course

The announcement increases pressure on Qatar in a diplomatic and economic campaign to isolate the small Gulf Arab state, which is a critical global supplier of gas and hosts the biggest U.S. While applauding a Kuwaiti effort to mediate the crisis, Gargash said Emirati and Saudi officials planned to concede nothing to Qatar, home to some 10,000 Amer...

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  • Russia's Lavrov calls for talks to ease Qatar stand-off
Russia's Lavrov calls for talks to ease Qatar stand-off

The UAE ambassador to Washington, Yousef Al Otaiba, welcomed Mr Trump's comments, saying "the president is absolutely right, stopping funding for extremism means starting with Qatar". Notably, while he criticised Qatar, he thanked Saudi Arabia. His embrace of Riyadh on a recent trip there seems to have influenced his thinking, and raised question...

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  • Comey testimony watched by almost 20 million TV viewers, millions more online
Comey testimony watched by almost 20 million TV viewers, millions more online

Reached by phone Saturday morning about an interview, the father of former FBI Director James Comey expressed a willingness to speak to a CNN reporter. The major outlets divided Thursday's audience up fairly evenly, with leader ABC's 3.295 million viewers followed closely by CBS with 3.286 million.

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  • Pentagon: 3 US soldiers killed, 1 wounded in Afghanistan
Pentagon: 3 US soldiers killed, 1 wounded in Afghanistan

Members of the Afghan security forces, including the army and police, are often undisciplined, corrupt and/or have conflicting loyalties, which leaves these institutions vulnerable to infiltration by the Taliban and other militant groups. An Afghan commando who opened fire on American troops killed three of them and wounded another, USA and Afgha...

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  • As Tillerson calls for calm, Trump calls out Qatar on terror
As Tillerson calls for calm, Trump calls out Qatar on terror

Shortly after Tillerson's remarks, the Pentagon said that while the Qatar blockade was not affecting current operations against Daesh, it was "hindering" the ability to plan for long-term operations. Gulf states traded public barbs on Saturday, showing little sign of resolving the region's deepest rift in years, five days after Arab nations sever...

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  • Trump tweets on travel ban again, contradicting his aides
Trump tweets on travel ban again, contradicting his aides

President Donald Trump is criticizing his own Justice Department for asking the Supreme Court to review a "watered down, politically correct version" of the travel ban he signed in March. "He's concerned with protecting the American people". "Trump's most recent tweet wasn't only a contradiction to Sanders" comments on Monday. In a tweet,...

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  • Terror ringleader tried to hire 7.5-tonne lorry hours before London attack
Terror ringleader tried to hire 7.5-tonne lorry hours before London attack

Investigators believe three victims were killed on the bridge, including one man who was thrown into the Thames River , before the attackers left the vehicle and stabbed five people to death around London's busy Borough Market, Haydon said.

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  • Women make historic advance with more than 200 elected as MPs
Women make historic advance with more than 200 elected as MPs

In a number of firsts in this General Election more women than ever before have entered into the House of Commons . A total of 207 women will serve in the 650-person body, up from the current 196. In total, 31 MPs will sit on the Labour benches out of a total of 261 Labour politicians which represents 11 per cent of the party. The blame for this...

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  • President Trump to Qatar: Stop Funding Extremist Ideology
President Trump to Qatar: Stop Funding Extremist Ideology

Mr Trump said Qatar has historically been a funder of terrorism at a "very high level" and that he had decided it was time to call on the country to stop. Qatar is the site of the largest U.S. military base in the region and the launching point of numerous U.S. Air Force bombing missions. The nations have long criticized Qatar's support for Isl...

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

The Conservatives have been warned that attempting to form a government with the help of the DUP could be detrimental to LGBT rights . May's Conservatives failed to secure an absolute majority in a parliamentary election on Thursday and need the DUP's 10 seats to be sure of being able to form a government.

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  • If there are any Trump-Comey tapes, Congress wants them
If there are any Trump-Comey tapes, Congress wants them

If that makes you think less of him, fine, but keep a few things in mind: Comey was by then a private citizen, reporting on an unclassified conversation with the president. When asked if he really did have tapes of his conversations with Comey as he'd alluded to in a tweet published last month, President Trump declined to confirm or deny their ...

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  • Bahrain bans social media sympathy for Qatar in diplomatic row
Bahrain bans social media sympathy for Qatar in diplomatic row

Tillerson, speaking at the State Department, said the US would help support efforts to mediate the crisis, along with Kuwait - another Gulf country that has stepped up to try to broker a resolution. "We will continue to give all our support to Qatar", Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at an iftar (fast-breaking meal) with members of his Justice and Dev...

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  • Hung parliament would be a blow to Brexit negotiations
Hung parliament would be a blow to Brexit negotiations

At the same time, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that a delay in negotiations may be unavoidable, as "The dust in the United Kingdom now has to settle". "I think the message of the election is: have fair discussions with the European Union and have another think about whether it is good for Britain to leave the European Unio...

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  • DUP to support minority Tory government after 'confidence and supply' deal reached
DUP to support minority Tory government after 'confidence and supply' deal reached

The nursery worker said he was "angry" that Mrs May had done a deal with the DUP, although he admitted he did not initially know who they were. "I certainly think that there will be contact made over the weekend but I think it is too soon to talk about what we're going to do", she said.

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  • Police arrest 2 more suspects over bridge attack
Police arrest 2 more suspects over bridge attack

But his attempt echoed last July's attack in Nice, France, when a 19-tonne truck was driven into crowds, killing 86 people. Police also conducted a series of raids on properties including an east London apartment rented by Redouane, where investigators say they found materials to make the molotov cocktails and an English-language copy of the Ko...

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  • McCain's fuzzy questions for Comey leave observers puzzled
McCain's fuzzy questions for Comey leave observers puzzled

McCain continued to question how a conclusion was reached in one investigation going so far as to call it a "double standard". McCain was the last senator to question Comey Thursday in Washington. Everyone expected the Arizona senator to ask pointed questions of Comey , but instead, he left the world confused. And if you think Donald J. Tru...

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  • House Intel Committee requests Comey tapes from the White House
House Intel Committee requests Comey tapes from the White House

Comey , who was sacked by Trump in May, delivered a scathing indictment of the president on Thursday at a congressional hearing in which he accused Trump of trying to block the investigation into Flynn. "Well, I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the very near future", he said at the media conference. The committee has also requested co...

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  • Chad recalls ambassador from Qatar amid Gulf crisis
Chad recalls ambassador from Qatar amid Gulf crisis

Saudi Arabia and the UAE listed scores of organizations in a 2014 spat with Qatar. Qatari foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani was in Moscow on Saturday after talks in Germany on Friday. Qatar denies it backs extremist groups and says the allegations are politically motivated and meant to tarnish the country's image. Pre...

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  • Theresa May to form minority United Kingdom government
Theresa May to form minority United Kingdom government

A stony-faced May, speaking on the doorstep of her official Downing Street residence, said on Friday the government would provide certainty and lead Britain in talks with the European Union to secure a successful Brexit deal. The election campaign was rocked by two terror attacks, which drew attention to May s record in her former job as inte...

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  • Trump pushes public works agenda, health care on OH visit
Trump pushes public works agenda, health care on OH visit

As he was speaking, the Senate intelligence committee released the prepared testimony Comey is expected to deliver Thursday. Trump says an $8.7 billion maintenance backlog for waterways is only getting worse. A day before former FBI Director James Comey is set to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the circumstances that led t...

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  • Britain: May to form government with DUP
Britain: May to form government with DUP

A shock result in Britain's snap general election has resulted in a hung parliament in a major blow to Theresa May who wanted to boost the Conservatives majority in parliament. Never mind that she herself has offered few details about Brexit and what it will mean: May called this a "Brexit election", declared herself the "strong and stable" can...

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  • Cosby's chief accuser denies romance before alleged assault
Cosby's chief accuser denies romance before alleged assault

THE DEFENSE RESPONDS: Cosby's lawyer pressed Constand on the nature of the relationship, suggesting she'd enjoyed a romantic dinner with him and he'd signaled his interest by touching her thigh and trying to unbutton her trousers. The mother also began weeping on the witness stand, holding her hand over her eyes and then whispering, "I've just got ...

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  • CM Shivraj Chouhan to sit on fast till 'Peace is restored '
CM Shivraj Chouhan to sit on fast till 'Peace is restored '

Chouhan's move to sit on a fast and hold talks with farmers comes at a time when families of farmers who were killed in police firing have refused to end the protest. "Congress is behind the violence during the farmers' stir", he alleged. The BJP accused the Congress of instigating the violence and said Gandhi's conduct was irresponsible.

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  • May's top aides resign after UK election fiasco
May's top aides resign after UK election fiasco

Theresa May , who was elevated to the British premiership under the unlikeliest of circumstances, will now see her power curtailed, in a vote as unexpected as Britain's decision past year to leave the European Union . European Unionleaders fear May's loss raises risk of failure in Brexit talks due to start this month that will usher United Kingd...

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  • UK leader May seen fighting for survival after election failure
UK leader May seen fighting for survival after election failure

The role of Mr Timothy and Ms Hill as Mrs May's joint chiefs of staff had been severely criticised by disgruntled Tories in the wake of the election result . She was calling on the country to give her a strong mandate to increase the number of Conservative Party MPs to what she said would give her a stronger hand in the negotiations for Br...

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  • Overseas French voters head to the polls in parliamentary elections
Overseas French voters head to the polls in parliamentary elections

The Ipsos Sopra Steria poll projected Macron's Republic On The Move (LREM) would win 31 percent of the vote in the first round of voting on June 11, up from 29.5 percent the last time the survey was conducted almost a week ago. French President Emmanuel Macron (R) meets with a student holding a cattle (L) during a visit to the Vaseix agricultura...

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  • Bomb threat from passenger forces Malaysia Air to land plane
Bomb threat from passenger forces Malaysia Air to land plane

The passenger reportedly claimed to have explosives. "But it was not a bomb but a powerbank ". A passenger who was on board a plane forced to return to Melbourne four kilometres after take-off described the "genuine fear" when another passenger began saying that he wanted to blow up the plane.

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  • Trump won't say if tapes of Comey conversations exist
Trump won't say if tapes of Comey conversations exist

While Trump might feel vindicated, Comey's reputation as a truth-teller didn't seem to take a hit. Second, while being very cautious in his account, Comey made unmistakably clear how poor an opinion he has of the president and the White House .

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  • London will not be cowed by militants, police chief says
London will not be cowed by militants, police chief says

The men failed to provide payment details and the vehicle was not picked up, prompting them to use a smaller van from a DIY store instead. Butt had been on bail after being arrested for fraud in a case in October, police said. Butt hired the van used in the attack from a B&Q store in Romford in the morning of the attack, it said. The three ter...

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  • UK Conservatives need to deliver an
UK Conservatives need to deliver an "open" Brexit - Scotland leader

The SNP was down 21 seats after the General Election while Ms Davidson saw her party deliver its best result in Scotland for three decades by winning 13 seats. Ms Sturgeon's apparent willingness to reconsider her demand for an imminent Scottish independence referendum contrasts with a more bullish tone in recent months.

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