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'Good progress' in DUP talks - Gavin

18 June 2017

Fighting for her political survival, May has been trying to strike a deal with a small Northern Irish Protestant party to avoid a second election that could delay Brexit talks and damage the $2.5 trillion economy.

British Prime Minister Theresa May's government said yesterday it would launch her policy programme next week, a sign of confidence she will strike a deal to stay in power after days of political uncertainty since losing her majority.

Colum Eastwood, leader of the SDLP, Northern Ireland's second-largest Irish nationalist party, said his party had a "positive" meeting with the prime minister over her efforts to come up with a deal with the DUP.

On his talks in London with Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday, he said they had offered an "Irish solution to an English problem" as giving Northern Ireland special European Union status after Brexit to keep an open border on the island.

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Sava said that after being released from the hospital, Scalise "will require a period of healing and rehabilitation". He had a second surgery related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg, the hospital said.

May gambled that a strong election win, as forecast by some pollsters, would boost her majority in the House of Commons in time for the Brexit talks, but instead, her party surrendered 13 seats in the lower chamber.

Sinn Fein and the Democratic Unionists both agree a deal to restore a powersharing administration in Northern Ireland can be done by the end of the month.

"We want to see a Brexit that works for everybody, not just in Northern Ireland from my perspective but in the Republic of Ireland as well, so it is about a sensible Brexit", Foster told reporters.

"We made the case to her that we would oppose any deal that undermined the Good Friday Agreement", he said.

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Even the former district attorney in the Constand case piled on, saying he thought Cosby lied to authorities. The statement also thanked the "jury for their tireless efforts and acknowledge their sacrifice".

In his first public comments since the election, the Chancellor said it was his "clear view" that most people want the talks to "prioritise protecting jobs, protecting economic growth and protecting prosperity".

"My clear view, and I believe the view of the majority of people in Britain, is that we should prioritise protecting jobs, protecting economic growth, protecting prosperity as we enter those negotiations", Hammond told reporters before a meeting of the 28 European Union finance ministers in Luxembourg.

The EU's executive Commission said in a statement Friday that the first round of negotiations in Brussels will be part of a "sequenced approach to the talks". "It continues and when the deal is done, it will be done", a senior source in the Conservative Party said yesterday.

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Though they're the favorites to win, Indian captain Virat Kohli has been quick to not underestimate a resurgent Pakistani side. The 2007 World T20 final at the Wanderers was a game-changing match for Indian cricket.