• Senior UK Conservative lawmaker in Belfast for talks with DUP -PA
Senior UK Conservative lawmaker in Belfast for talks with DUP -PA

But the ballot-box humiliation has seriously - and possibly mortally - wounded her leadership just as Britain is about to begin complex exit talks with the European Union. They were replaced by Gavin Barwell, a former housing minister who lost his seat in the election. The DUP is a socially conservative pro-British Protestant group that opposes abo...

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  • PM Theresa May reaches 'outline' power deal after election fiasco
PM Theresa May reaches 'outline' power deal after election fiasco

Mounting criticism and a spirit of vendetta claimed the scalps of two of May's closest advisers, Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy, who resigned in the wake of the snap election that wiped out the Tories' parliamentary majority. The Conservative lawmaker who lost his seat on Thursday and has experience working as a party enforcer in parliament. Norther...

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  • Theresa May completing Cabinet after election disappointment leaves PM weaker
Theresa May completing Cabinet after election disappointment leaves PM weaker

Amid reports that senior Tories were sounding out potential replacements for Mrs May, prominent Conservative MP Heidi Allen said the Prime Minister had six months at most left in Downing Street. "But at the same time I've got to say every month that went past I thought "Well, brilliant, I've been hanging on for another month", because it was pret...

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  • Qatar willing to listen to Gulf concerns, Kuwait says
Qatar willing to listen to Gulf concerns, Kuwait says

Kuwait's foreign minister, Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid has announced that Kuwaiti Emir, Sabal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, has spoken with highly placed officials in Qatar who have indicated the country is ready to both talk and listen in an effort to find a speedy resolution to the Gulf rift.

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  • Indian-origin gay leader Leo Varadkar will be Ireland's next Prime Minister
Indian-origin gay leader Leo Varadkar will be Ireland's next Prime Minister

The 38-year-old leader became the first openly gay Cabinet minister in Ireland after coming out in 2015. Varadkar secured 60 percent of the total weighted vote in the contest while his only rival Simon Coveney, minister for housing, planning, community and local government, only took 40 percent.

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  • Iran has sent five planes of food to Qatar: airline
Iran has sent five planes of food to Qatar: airline

Other allies of Saudi Arabia followed suit and broke off diplomatic ties with Qatar including Mauritania, Maldives, and Niger, while Jordan downgraded its diplomatic representation in the tiny Gulf emirate . On a related front, an official at the Chamber of Commerce of Iran's Alborz Province was quoted by IRNA news agency as saying that a carg...

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  • Iran sends food to Qatar amid Gulf dispute
Iran sends food to Qatar amid Gulf dispute

Qatar said late on Saturday that it would not retaliate with such measures of its own. Qatar says the allegations are based on lies. Kuwait's foreign minister said on Sunday that Qatar was ready to listen to the concerns of other countries in the Gulf, state news agency KUNA reported, and that his country would continue its efforts to ...

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  • Trump says Qatar funding terrorism at 'high level'
Trump says Qatar funding terrorism at 'high level'

President Trump recently returned from a visit to Saudi Arabia where he hoped to strengthen the U.S. Gulf-Cooperation Council (GCC), of which Qatar and blockade participants are members. Qatar is regional headquarters for U.S. Central Command and home to some 10,000 American troops, as NPR's Scott Horsley has reported . "It's not clear which ...

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  • Gulf states squeeze Qatar as US, Kuwait probe for solution to row
Gulf states squeeze Qatar as US, Kuwait probe for solution to row

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al Jubeir told reporters in Paris on Tuesday that Qatar must sever ties with Hamas and its historic parent, the pan-Arab Muslim Brotherhood . Trump, who had initially backed the measures against Qatar in a tweet , called Sheik Tamim on Wednesday with an offer "to help the parties resolve their differences".

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  • Iran twin attacks mastermind killed, says minister
Iran twin attacks mastermind killed, says minister

Iran has arrested nearly 50 people in connection with twin attacks on Tehran that killed 17 people last week, officials said, as security forces stepped up efforts to crack down on suspected militants. Alavi, talking about terrorists in the country, said "many teams" were under surveillance by the Intelligence Ministry. It added that the terror...

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  • Doubts over Theresa May's grip on power as DUP deal talks continue
Doubts over Theresa May's grip on power as DUP deal talks continue

He said that he expected Sinn Fein would not break their stance of refusing to take up their Commons seats and attempted to turn the Tories' "coalition of chaos" line back on them to describe their deal with the DUP as "quite chaotic". Instead, she has left Britain's government ranks in disarray days before the divorce negotiations are due to start...

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  • Netanyahu: Close down Palestinian UN agency
Netanyahu: Close down Palestinian UN agency

He said UNRWA will seal the tunnel, which was discovered while the schools were empty during the summer holiday. Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon submitted the letter of protest to the United Nations Security Council, as well as U.N.

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  • United States says it's ready to defend against N. Korean missiles
United States says it's ready to defend against N. Korean missiles "today"

While the U.S. anti-missile system test was, according to the Pentagon , planned for months and not specifically created to stop incoming missiles from North Korea, Pentagon spokesperson and U.S. The reclusive communist state on Monday fired a ballistic missile test, its latest of several this year. During the test, an ICBM-class target was laun...

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  • What Does Trump Gain By Attacking His Own Justice Department on Twitter?
What Does Trump Gain By Attacking His Own Justice Department on Twitter?

Another case related to the second executive order is pending in a Hawaii appeals court, which resulted from the decision of a lower court to block Trump's order. "The president isn't concerned with what you call it". U.S. President Donald Trump called on Monday for a "much tougher version" of his travel ban and an "expedited" hearing for the ...

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  • Top Cabinet team to keep jobs in May's new government
Top Cabinet team to keep jobs in May's new government

An online petition demanding a Tory-DUP minority government is stopped has amassed more than 580,000 signatures, amid concerns over its stance on gay rights, abortion and the death penalty. The DUP's MPs have already formed alliances with Tory backbenchers, who have been campaigning against moves to prosecute former soldiers involved in incidents i...

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

In a resignation statement on the Conservative Home website, Timothy conceded that the campaign had failed to communicate "Theresa's positive plan for the future", and missed signs of surging support for the opposition Labour Party. An online petition demanding a Tory-DUP minority government is stopped has amassed more than 580,000 signatures, am...

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  • May to form govt. despite Tory slide
May to form govt. despite Tory slide

The pound hit an eight-week low against the dollar and its lowest levels in seven months versus the euro before recovering slightly on news she would form a DUP-backed government. "I don't want to be derogatory, but I think she is a lame duck now". However, it set Scotland on a collision course with the government, with May making it clear that "...

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  • Merkel says European Union ready to start Brexit negotiations
Merkel says European Union ready to start Brexit negotiations

But in a catastrophic setback, the bet failed and she lost her overall majority. If Theresa May's decides to step down and Jeremy Corbyn becomes the Prime minister, I would not be surprised if the prolonged Brexit negotiation process triggers another round of referendum around Brexit .

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  • 'Qatar must do more to combat extremism,' says Tillerson
'Qatar must do more to combat extremism,' says Tillerson

Qatar has dismissed as "baseless" a terrorism blacklist published by Saudi Arabia and its allies which linked individuals and organisations in Doha to support for Islamist militant groups. The biggest United States air base in the Middle East is in Qatar and around 10,000 personnel work there in support of several allied operations in Iraq, Syr...

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  • Pollsters Project French Prez Macron's Party On Course To Dominate Parliament
Pollsters Project French Prez Macron's Party On Course To Dominate Parliament

A host of opinion polls show Macron's party taking around 30 per cent of the vote on Sunday, putting it in pole position to secure a landslide in the second round next Sunday. The conservatives had 215 seats in the outgoing parliament . "If we really want him (Macron) to change things he needs a majority", 67-year-old voter Irena Plewa, a pe...

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  • Iran arrests nearly 50 after deadly Tehran attacks
Iran arrests nearly 50 after deadly Tehran attacks

Two separate attacks shook Tehran on June 7. People in the crowds chanted "Death to Saudi Arabia" alongside the more customary slogans against the United States and Israel. But Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi has said "we still can not judge that Saudi Arabia has had a role in this terrorist incident". Garoosi also said that people and re...

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  • Author eats his book on live TV after wrong United Kingdom poll prediction
Author eats his book on live TV after wrong United Kingdom poll prediction

I do not believe that Labour , under Jeremy Corbyn , will poll 38%. He originally tweeted on May 27: "I'm saying this out loud. So I'm going to sit here and eat my book while you carry on", Goodwin said on Sky News before chomping on some pages.

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  • Ex-minister: May is a 'dead woman walking'
Ex-minister: May is a 'dead woman walking'

And Labour's leader Jeremy Corbyn, whose party secured 262 seats compared to the Conservatives' 318 in the 650-seat parliament, has not given up hope of being able to do so. DUP leader Arlene Foster with MPs at the Stormont Hotel in Belfast. Before the 1998 peace deal, Northern Ireland was plagued by violence over Britain's control of the provin...

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  • 'Dead Woman Walking': Amid Election Fallout, Theresa May Stands On Shaky Ground
'Dead Woman Walking': Amid Election Fallout, Theresa May Stands On Shaky Ground

Meanwhile, DUP leader Arlene Foster has said that talks were ongoing, indicating it may not be such a smooth process after all. What was long predicted to be a potential landslide in the General Election for the Conservatives turned out to actually be nothing of the sort.

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  • Philippines' Duterte not aware of US support against Islamists in Marawi
Philippines' Duterte not aware of US support against Islamists in Marawi

Manila previously announced plans to " liberate " the city by Monday, June 12 the Philippine Independence Day, but according to an evacuated Marawi City resident in direct contact with RT, the insurgents have received reinforcements in recent days and have further entrenched their positions.

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  • 'London Bridge attackers plan to hire lorry to kill more'
'London Bridge attackers plan to hire lorry to kill more'

Police are questioning seven suspects over suspected links to the attackers, Pakistani-born British citizen Khuram Butt , Moroccan Rachid Redouane, and Youssef Zaghba, an Italian national of Moroccan descent. On December 19, a 24-year-old Tunisian ploughed a truck through a Christmas market in Berlin, killing 11 and wounding dozens. Police announc...

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  • French President Emmanuel Macron's rivals say predicted landslide bad for democracy
French President Emmanuel Macron's rivals say predicted landslide bad for democracy

Socialist secretary general Jean-Christope Cambadelis warned of an "almost complete lack of real opposition" if LREM's majority was confirmed in the second round of voting. They include Marie Sara, a retired bullfighter, who is taking on FN stalwart Gilbert Collard in southern France and 33-year-old junior digital economy minister Mounir Mahjoubi...

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  • Pound dives as United Kingdom enters new period of uncertainty
Pound dives as United Kingdom enters new period of uncertainty

The BBC reported that May had been warned by senior Tory lawmakers that unless Hill and Timothy were ousted, the prime minister would face an internal party challenge to her leadership by Monday morning. "The mandate she's got is lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support and lost confidence", he said. After speculation the PM would use a ...

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  • Dem Senator: 'I Would Expect' Mueller To Depose Trump At Some Point
Dem Senator: 'I Would Expect' Mueller To Depose Trump At Some Point

The lawyer, Jay Sekulow , also questioned the appropriateness of Mueller's advance review of the prepared testimony that former FBI Director James B. "I think that's ultimately what will happen", Reed said. Although noting that Trump said Friday he would answer Mueller's questions under oath, Sekulow declined to rule out ordering at some l...

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  • Tottering Theresa May names new UK Cabinet as critics circle
Tottering Theresa May names new UK Cabinet as critics circle

Theresa May's grip on power appears far from secure despite a potential deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to support her in Parliament. May's authority over her party was shattered by the election result. "We will welcome any such deal being agreed, as it will provide the stability and certainty the whole country requires as we embark on...

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  • Trump '100%' Willing To Testify About Comey Discussions
Trump '100%' Willing To Testify About Comey Discussions

One of the things Comey told the Senate committee was that he believes he was sacked last month in an effort to "relieve" pressure on Trump from the Justice Department investigation. Richard Painter, the chief White House ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush administration and a frequent Trump critic, said Comey could be considered a witness in the ...

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  • Trump Offers 'Warm Support' To Theresa May After Poll Setback
Trump Offers 'Warm Support' To Theresa May After Poll Setback

Britain's Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party Theresa May , accompanied by her husband Philip, delivers a statement outside 10 Downing Street in central London on June 9, 2017 as results from a snap general election show the Conservatives have lost their majority.

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  • Preds defenseman Ryan Ellis skates before Game 6
Preds defenseman Ryan Ellis skates before Game 6

And it didn't stand for concern. "You know, it's a process". The Preds, meanwhile, are hoping to force a Game 7 back in Pittsburgh . He's allowed 11 goals on 45 shots in Pittsburgh , but at home , he's been fantastic, allowing only two scores on 52 shots.

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  • Frontrunners Murphy and Guadagno Win New Jersey Gubernatorial Primary
Frontrunners Murphy and Guadagno Win New Jersey Gubernatorial Primary

New Jersey voters were heading to the primary polls Tuesday to select nominees for governor of a state dogged by high property taxes, a looming public-pension crisis and increasingly unreliable transit infrastructure. His closest competitor, former U.S. Treasury Department official Jim Johnson , trailed with less than 22 percent. Also on Tuesday...

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  • Ireland's European Union commissioner sees softer Brexit after United Kingdom poll - newspaper
Ireland's European Union commissioner sees softer Brexit after United Kingdom poll - newspaper

SCULLY: We now have a deeply uncertain situation with regard to the British government, and it is extremely hard to see what sort of, you know, progress can be made in these talks. With talks of unprecedented complexity on Britain's departure from the European Union due to start in just 10 days' time , it was unclear who would form the next govern...

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