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Qatar seeks allies as Gulf crisis grows

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It is the US Air Force's largest base in the region. The three countries' news agencies did not make clear what services the hotline would provide. Aircraft that fly out of Qatar - including fighter jets, drones and refueling planes - can be relocated, they said . Read More »

UK Election Result 2017: What Does A Hung Parliament Imply?

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Thats what we will deliver. "That's what the national vote was about and therefore we need to get on with that, but we need to do it in a way that reflects the specific circumstances of Northern Ireland and of course our shared history and geography with the Republic of Ireland". Read More »

Record number of women and LGBT lawmakers elected in United Kingdom elections

The talks were in line with DUP leader Arlene Foster's "commitment to explore how we might bring stability to the nation at this time of great challenge", her party said in a statement. She also called said homosexuality is an "abomination" that can be "cured". He said: "We have essentially got the result we were campaigning for two years ago". Read More »

May races to form a government

The Conservative Party fell eight seats short of a majority in Thursday's general election . Jeremy Corbyn's Labour party won 262 seats, taking pollsters and the government by suprise at the scale of its gains, up 30 seats on the previous election. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron's party wins French parliament elections, France's PM says

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In the wake of far-right Marine Le Pen's qualification for the presidential runoff, the National Front party is expected to get its highest-ever score - but does not appear able to become the major opposition force Le Pen had hoped for. Mr Mahjoubi himself is running for a seat in Paris as a candidate with Mr Macron's party. France goes to the polls in two-phases to elect members to the lower-House, the National Assembly. Read More »

Puerto Rico mulls political status in new referendum

Critics question the timing of the newest referendum, coming about a month after Puerto Rico's governor announced the island would enter a bankruptcy-like process to restructure part of its $73 billion public debt. The Rossello administration added it and sent the ballot back for review, but the department said it needed more time and asked that the vote be postponed, which it wasn't. Read More »

Theresa May goes from bulletproof to beatable in two weeks

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Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn face a grilling from members of the public in a Question Time election special to be shown on BBC One later. After being criticised for failing to take part in a live TV debate with other party leaders, Mrs May said: "I don't think seven politicians arguing amongst themselves is that interesting or that revealing". Read More »

Iran arrests another 7 linked to Wednesday twin terrorist attacks

Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard Corps issued a statement vowing to avenge the attack and described as "very meaningful" that it happened just a week after President Donald Trump met with the "heads of one of the reactionary regional states that has constantly been supporting Takfiri terrorists". Read More »

Pakistan will try live up to expectations against India

That explains the fewer number of ODIs Azhar has been part of - he has played 60 Tests - even though he has been ODI captain for 31 of those 45 matches . This is the third time the Champions Trophy is being held in England - the previous two times were in 2004 and 2013. India will play their next two matches at The Oval, against the Lankans on June 8 and then South Africa on June 11. Read More »

British PM warned over risk to Irish peace of government deal

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European politicians are hoping that the UK's General Election result will lead to a softer Brexit. The Labour leader said his party would "absolutely" ensure Brexit took place if they secured power with a focus on negotiating tariff-free access as part of a "jobs-first Brexit". Read More »

Three US soldiers confirmed dead in Afghan insider attack

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According to the spokesman Attahullah Khogyani of the Nangarhar province governor , where the incident occurred , the United States servicemen were killed by a soldier of the Afghanistan armed forces. The #Pentagon's report also noted that an investigation of this incident was initiated. In late April, however, two USA service members were killed and another wounded while conducting a joint raid in the Achin District , according to a Pentagon spokesman. Read More »

US envoy Haley berates UN rights council, demands reforms

KELEMEN: Haley is calling for some changes in the way members are elected to keep human rights abusers off the council. HALEY: It is the central flaw that turns the Human Rights Council from an organization that can be a force for universal good into an organization that is overwhelmed by a political agenda. Read More »

European Union fears Brexit delay after May loses majority

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Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament's top Brexit official, is eager to get talks started. We will defend the interests of the 27 member states, and Britain will defend its own interests . Other EU leaders have expressed concerns the failure to win a majority may make negotiations even more hard. Earlier, Arlene Foster, the leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionists (DUP), confirmed she would be meeting Mrs May in Downing Street on Tuesday with a view to finalising a deal to prop ... Read More »

USA aids Philippines in fighting ISIS allies

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Nonetheless, allowing the assistance to continue counters the nationalist posture Duterte maintains. A spokesperson for the Philippines military asserted on Saturday that United States military forces were providing logistical and reconnaissance support, but have no "boots on the ground", according to Reuters , confirming a Pentagon statement that U.S. Read More »

What does a hung Parliament mean for the UK?

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May addresses the country after Britain's election at Downing Street in London, Britain June 9, 2017 . When the votes came in, Parliament was divided (or "hung") with no single party holding the majority of seats. Read More »

DUP and Sinn Fein make gains as SDLP and Alliance falter

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Theresa May has failed to win an overall majority in the British general election - and she might need help from Northern Ireland to stay on as Prime Minister. The one-time shoo-in for the constituency said she was angry and disappointed after her election campaign turned into a re-run of the Brexit debate and a manifestation of fears over a border poll. Read More »

Bernie Sanders 'Delighted' by Jeremy Corbyn's Results in Election Vote

Graham Brady, who chairs the influential 1922 Committee of backbench Conservative lawmakers, said a "self-indulgent" party leadership campaign would only cause more uncertainty. DUP Leader Arlene Foster recently denied the party was homophobic. Many analysts said it was unlikely May could remain leader for long now that her authority has been eroded. Read More »

Air emergency for Australian flight

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Flight MU736 to Shanghai departed on schedule at 8:30pm (local time) from the Australian airport on Sunday night. The phrase "engine number one fooked" can be heard twice in the audio. "Sorry, 736. Roger. Any more information?" air traffic replies. China Eastern Airlines are yet to release an official statement explaining what caused the disruption. Read More »

England Under-20 team chases rare global title vs Venezuela

Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin's first-half goal was enough for victory thanks to Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman's second-half penalty save. "It's been wonderful to be here in Korea, everybody has been so friendly so to top it off with a win, it's been incredible and I couldn't have asked for anything more". Read More »

British PM Theresa May's statement in Downing Street

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A bruised May-who could yet face a leadership challenge if the deal she strikes with the DUP and indeed the European Union starts to unravel-was keen to stress that the Tory party had "secured the largest number of votes and the greatest number of seats". Read More »

Puerto Rico votes on possible statehood

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Puerto Rico , an island nation of about 3.4 million people, has a predominantly left-wing voter base that is likely to vote in favor of the Democratic Party should the island become a state. After purchasing the bonds, Jorge and his wife, a financial analyst, would review their investments annually and started to see signs of economic turmoil on the island long before the first debt default in August 2015. Read More »