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

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Polling day on Thursday delivered a slap to May, leaving her eight seats short of the 326-seat mark for an overall majority. They couldn't possibly vote for Jeremy Corbyn , the quasi-Marxist, left-wing Labour Party leader who campaigned on high taxes for the rich, heavy spending and deep skepticism toward Britain's traditional defense and foreign policies. Read More »

Russian Federation probe: Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appear before Senate Intelligence Committee

Sessions was scheduled to appear next week before Shelby's subcommittee to discuss the Justice Department's budget, but would instead send Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in his place. It's not yet clear if the Senate Intel hearing on Tuesday will be open or closed. At the conclusion of a February 14 meeting in the White House, Comey testified, Trump urged everyone else but Comey to leave the Oval Office, including Sessions. Read More »

Police appeal for information on knives used in London Bridge attack

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The discoveries, especially of the plan to hire a truck, suggested more could have been killed. It has since been revealed that the attackers tried to hire a 7.5-tonne lorry online on the morning of the attack. Their victims were three French nationals, two Australians, a Canadian, a Spaniard and a Briton. "They were still fairly close to the van". Once across they turned around and travelled back the way they came, before turning around at the top and setting off on their final deadly ... Read More »

United Kingdom election: Brexit plans in disarray

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But if Mrs May is doing a deal with the DUP, that could make it harder to reach an agreement with Sinn Fein. "The DUP today (Saturday) held discussions with representatives of the Conservative Party in line with Arlene Foster's commitment to explore how we might bring stability to the nation at this time of great challenge", the party said. Read More »

Theresa May 'Alone And Friendless' After Election Defeat, Says Former Aide

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The Conservative leader has been warned her days are numbered after calling Thursday's vote three years early, only to lose her majority in parliament. Mrs May was working on a Cabinet reshuffle, although the election result makes it less likely she will risk alienating colleagues by making wholesale changes as she can not afford to have disgruntled former ministers sniping at her from the backbenches. Read More »

May Links With DUP To Govern, Will Press Ahead With Brexit

Shortly before her statement, senior DUP MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said it was "much too early" to talk of a formal deal. May's Conservatives lost their parliamentary majority in Thursday's vote and need the support of the 10 MPs from Northern Ireland's DUP to have a majority. Read More »

Iran says it killed the mastermind of the Tehran attacks

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At least 22 people were killed and scores injured Wednesday in a twin attack claimed by IS on the parliament building and the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic. The Intelligence Ministry has arrested dozens of people affiliated with Daesh across Iran over the past days. Last August, the government announced it had executed a number of Kurdish Islamic extremists from a group known as Towhid and Jihad after convicting them of armed robbery, killing civilians and ... Read More »

Top Theresa May aides resign after conservative United Kingdom election humiliation

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British Prime Minister Theresa May was forced to relinquish her two closest aides on Saturday as she struggled to reassert her authority following a crushing electoral setback. The crisis also increases the chance that Britain will fall out of the European Union in 2019 without a deal. Before the election, she had been widely expected to sack finance minister Philip Hammond following a reported clash over her Brexit strategy. Read More »

London protests over Unionist govt deal

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will meet Queen Elizabeth II on Friday in order to seek permission to form a government despite her Conservative Party's failure to secure a majority vote in the nation's general election . "And she did not win", said another protester. Referring to the "strong relationship" she had with the DUP but giving little detail of how their arrangement might work, she said she meant to form a government which could "provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this ... Read More »

New arrest made, as police release more details on London Bridge attack

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In the early hours of Saturday, the police arrested another man, 28, at a residential address in Barking, also on suspicion of preparing terrorists acts. Police believe Butt was driving the van. "When I come back to Butt trying to get hold of a 7.5 ton lorry - the effect could have been even worse", he said. Read More »

Manchester Police Reveal New Information On The Bomber Luggage

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The suicide attack after an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena killed 22 people and injured dozens of others. The origin of the device Abedi used to massacre 22 people at Manchester Arena is of particular concern. Mr Jackson added: "It is vital that we make sure that he is not part of a wider network and we can not rule this out yet". "We need to put our efforts into protecting young people who are targeted by ISIS", she said. Read More »

United States soldiers killed in Afghanistan

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Two US soldiers killed and two others wounded in attack by Afghan soldier on Saturday. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the deaths in the volatile district of Achin, which is also contested by Islamic State jihadists, saying it was carried out by an infiltrator. Read More »

Theresa May's two closest advisers quit after election debacle

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The main opposition Labour Party took 262. Downing Street said an outline agreement on a "confidence and supply" arrangement had been reached with the DUP which will be put to the Cabinet for discussion on Monday. Mrs May was expected to make further appointments to her Cabinet on Saturday, but the damage to Mrs May's standing makes it less likely she will risk alienating colleagues by carrying out an extensive reshuffle as she can not afford to have disgruntled former ministers sniping ... Read More »

British pound falls after United Kingdom election shock, dollar gains

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Some investors feel the lack of a majority for the Tories would weaken their hand in Brexit negotiations . It also fell 1.7% to 88.02 pence per euro. However, others believe that a hung parliament increases the likelihood of a softer Brexit, which could be supporting the pound and preventing it going into freefall. Read More »

Anti-Islamic law, Muslim demonstrators gather in Connecticut

Across the U.S., counter-protests were drawn to demonstrations against #Islamic Law by people who encouraged unfounded fears and inaccurate view of the religion. "The Qu'ran teaches us that if you kill a person, you kill all of humanity", she said. Police then cleared the park while counter-protesters yelled at them. Read More »

UK government agrees outline deal with DUP for support

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Downing Street said the details of the outline deal would be discussed at a cabinet meeting on Monday. May's two top aides, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, announced they had quit on Saturday, following sustained criticism of the campaign within the party. Read More »

Former AG Mukasey: Lynch made DOJ 'an arm of the Clinton campaign'

He said the direction confused and concerned him, and was "one of the bricks in the load that led me to conclude I have to step away from the department if we are to close the case credibly". "And she said, 'Just call it a 'matter". I just said, all right, it isn't worth - this isn't a hill worth dying on and so I just said, OK, the press is going to completely ignore it. Read More »

Trump offers support to May after polls setback

He said: "We're in an era of open, honest politics". The Times' front page said: "May stares into the abyss". The foreign secretary called the report "tripe" in a tweet and said he was supporting May. May is preparing to name the rest of her cabinet after revealing Friday that her five most senior ministers would stay in their posts. Leslie said a lot of people see Corbyn as a credible prime minister, although stopped short of giving his endorsement. Read More »

Journalist ordered to pay Netanyahu damages for libel

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JERUSALEM: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara won a libel suit on Sunday against an Israeli journalist who claimed that she once kicked her husband out of their vehicle during an argument. "The court is obligated to ensure caution when deciding cases like this, but writers need to be aware that they can not simply write what they want without limit, especially if it is untrue". Read More »

'Deceased farmers' relatives urge Chauhan to call off fast'

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Mandsaur , the epicentre of the farmers' agitation, remained peaceful today with curfew lifted in three police station areas. On the other hand the state Congress said that it will demand a special session of the state legislative assembly on the farmers agitation. Read More »

London Bridge attack: Body pulled from River Thames

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Pressure has been building on police to explain why one of the three attackers had managed to slip under the radar despite having known links to extremists. Appeal notices had been placed in the London Bridge area after he was reported as missing since Saturday night. Questions have swirled over why police were unable to do anything about Butt. Read More »

FTSE 100 rises but pound suffers after shock election result

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Sterling also plummeted off the back of the result, having dropped 1.7% against the USA dollar since Thursday evening to trade at 1.27 - its lowest level since mid-April. "Given the patchy history of exit polls, this time we will have to wait for the seat by seat results, setting the pound up for a volatile day", Sean Callow, senior currency analyst at Westpac told the BBC. Read More »

Britain's May reaches power deal in battle to cling on

After confirming on Friday that her top five ministers would keep their jobs, including finance minister Philip Hammond, May is expected to continue to appoint the government that will take on one of the most demanding negotiations in British history. Read More »