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Tory alliance with DUP puts Good Friday deal 'at risk'

Mrs Foster concluded: "The next few weeks represent a real opportunity for everyone in Northern Ireland to heed the will of the people and capitalise on the opportunities that lie ahead for everyone". We want to lead our team into the executive. "To those locally who are complaining the loudest about our position of influence, I say to them that the time for unreasonable behaviour and unrealistic demands is over". Read More »

'I can still be Prime Minister': Corbyn

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However he acknowledged that the party would have to abandon much of the programme set out in the general election manifesto as it would no longer be able to get it through Parliament . May is struggling to reassert her leadership, having called an election three years early hoping to strengthen her hand going into Brexit negotiations - only to see the gamble backfire spectacularly. Read More »

Sen. Feinstein calls for investigation of matters related to obstruction of justice

Lynch has said they were just making small talk . "I think we need to know more about that", the California senator said. "I know on two separate occasions he has told members of the House and the Senate the main reason that he jumped into the election previous year and took over the job of the Attorney General was because he believed there were emails between the Democratic National Committee and the Department of Justice that compromised the Department of Justice", Graham said. Read More »

CM Shivraj Chouhan begins fast, Farmers call for action

The Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh has been facing a tense situation with farmers protesting over their demands for remunerative prices for their produce and a farm loan waiver not being met. As the CM entered the venue, his supporters shouted "Kisan ka Samman hai, Shivraj Singh Chouhan hai, Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Bharat Mata ki Jai". Preparations began at BHEL Dussehra Maidan soon after Chouhan declared he will observe a fast. Read More »

Chance of smooth Brexit fades after vote

Britain's Federation of Small Businesses echoed the calls for a postponement, saying that the United Kingdom shouldn't "rush" into talks 11 days after the election. May, who became prime minister after Britain's June 2016 referendum on leaving the European Union, called the election three years early in a bid to strengthen her hand in the looming Brexit negotiations. Read More »

Explosion near Afghanistan mosque kills at least 7 people

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Tuesday's Kabul peace conference also comes amid an acute foreign relations crisis, as the majority of Afghans accuse Pakistan of continuing to host the Taliban leadership and its most murderous wing, the Haqqani group. Recognising Pakistan's "legitimate" regional security interests, he said they have offered appropriate guarantees of neutrality and continue to make an unconstrained offer for a state-to-state peace dialogue. Read More »

Cavaliers were 'too nice' at start of NBA Finals - Lue

I am glad I watched it, and I hope you did too. If the Dubs play the same type of defense they came out with in Games 1 and 2, they should be fine. "So you've got to give them credit, and they can duplicate that, so we've got to be ready for it". Read More »

Donald Trump Jr.: There's 'no ambiguity' in my father's orders

Mr Comey also revealed that he had orchestrated the public release of information about his private conversations with the president in an effort to further the investigation. A special counsel continues the probe into Russia's meddling in the United States presidential election. Republican Senator Susan Collins called today for Trump to "voluntarily turn them over" to the Senate Intelligence Committee and to the special counsel, Robert Mueller, investigating possible collusion between Trump ... Read More »

London Bridge attackers had tried to hire 7.5 tonne truck, reveal police

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Jackson said some of those arrested had offered "accounts which explain innocent contact with Abedi". Anyone who saw them on the... In France, Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins said the man who attacked a policeman with a hammer outside Notre Dame Cathedral was a self-radicalized loner with a deep interest in Daesh (ISIS) propaganda. Read More »

Brother of man who dismembered boy found dead in home

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The 29-year-old bakery worker had last been seen on Tuesday. His body was apparently discovered by another brother around 2:45 p.m.; a neighbor told the News , "He ran out of the house screaming, 'my brother, my brother.' It was spooky". Read More »

United States joins battle against Daesh-linked group in southern Philippines

US Special Forces have joined an ongoing battle against ISIS militants in the southern Philippines town of Marawi, following months of tension between Washington and Manila. Thirteen Philippine marines have been killed in a gun battle with Islamist militants as troops step up an offensive to regain control of a southern city besieged by the terrorists for nearly three weeks. Read More »

'Dear Evan Hansen,' 'Oslo,' 'Hello, Dolly!,' win big at 2017 Tony Awards

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Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen dominated the 71st annual Tony Awards Sunday alongside other top winners Hello, Dolly! and Oslo . Few Broadway shows boast the pedigree of 1964's " Hello, Dolly! " starring Carol Channing as lovable 1890s NY matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi, with music and lyrics by the legendary Jerry Herman, book by Michael Stewart and direction by Gower Champion. Read More »

DUP enters into discussions with Conservative Party

A stream of senior lawmakers entered May's 10 Downing St. office Sunday afternoon, to learn what roles they had been given in government. There has been no change of party for any declared seat so far. That result has obliged a thrashed Tory party, now without an overall majority, to form a working relationship - effectively an alliance - with the Democratic Unionist Party or DUP . Read More »

Theresa May to finalise top team after election upset

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This means that not only does her party have less seats in government than when she went into the election but Conservatives do not have enough seats to vote through new laws without being defeated by their opponents. The result was bad news for the Scottish National Party, which by early Friday had lost about 20 of its 54 seats. "What the country needs now more than ever is certainty". Read More »

Project Scorpio reportedly set to cost $499

There's lots of hubub from journalists and analysts like Wedbush Securities' Michael Pachter that say Microsoft needs to release Project Scorpio at $399 to be competitive. This prompted an eventual price cut. It started off strong, but the last two years haven't been great for the console. What's there instead is an adapter that lets owners use the peripheral with one of the console's USB ports and an extra external power supply. Read More »

Britain's PM May to face party lawmakers after election disaster

However she still faces a potentially tricky meeting the same day with Arlene Foster, the leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionists (DUP), to finalise a deal on propping up her minority government. Two of her closest aides, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, who had been the focus of some criticism, resigned on Saturday. They were replaced by Gavin Barwell, a former housing minister who lost his seat in the election. Read More »

Philippine flag raised on Independence Day in war-torn city

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On Wednesday, the next day, Duterte declared martial law, saying that the island of Mindanao was under attack by ISIS. Duterte's next deadline for recapture of the city is Monday, June 12. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is the Martial Law administrator while Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Eduardo Ano is the implementor. "While we cannot positively say that the Maute Group is specifically funded by foreign networks and sponsors, it can be said that they are certainly part of ... Read More »

What is DUP? Democratic Unionist Party could form coalition with Tories

May called the early election when her party was comfortably ahead in the polls, in the hope of increasing her majority and strengthening Britain's hand in exit talks with the EU. One Conservative MP, Heidi Allen, predicted she would be gone in six months. May's office said Saturday that the Democratic Unionist Party , which has 10 seats in Parliament, had agreed to a "confidence and supply" arrangement with the government. Read More »

White House Asks US Supreme Court To Reinstate Travel Ban

Information from Reuters was used in this report . President Donald Trump's administration asked the US Supreme Court on Thursday to reinstate its temporary ban on travelers from six Muslim majority nations despite repeated setbacks in the lower courts. Read More »

Sidney Crosby wins Conn Smythe Trophy as Stanley Cup playoffs MVP

Since 2008, they have won the Cup three times in four Final appearances. "We're going to celebrate in Pittsburgh in a few days". This was the second time in the series the refs denied the Predators a goal. But they found that extra gear when they needed it, even if the Predators had been the better team at times. "Winning three Stanley Cups is incredible". Read More »

Scots urged to reject SNP and Tory cuts

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The Tory manifesto added further obstacles - saying there could be no vote until there is demonstrable "public consent" for it and only after the Brexit process had "played out". An active campaigner for Scottish independence during the 2014 referendum campaign, she has been praised by SNP leader as a "shining example of the talented young women" in the party. Read More »

Hostage-taker in Australia acquitted of 'terror' plot

Deputy Commissioner Patton said police were not looking for anyone else in relation to the siege. Australian investigators immediately raised concerns about the possibility that the violence had been inspired by recent acts of terrorism committed in the United Kingdom, including, most recently, a deadly attack on London Bridge. Read More »

Ruth Davidson has urged Theresa May to press DUP on LGBT rights

Parliament reconvenes following the national election to elect a speaker for the lower house, the House of Commons. The pound on Friday fell 1.7 percent against the USA dollar and 1.4 percent against the euro. The DUP holds just 10 seats in the British parliament but this would be enough to give May's Conservatives a working majority . Corbyn also reiterated Labour's commitment to Brexit . Read More »

Greek PM congratulates British Labour party leader Corbyn

Talks between the government and the DUP are due to restart Tuesday after confusion over the weekend whether an outline deal had been reached, but the Northern Irish party is in the driving seat as they know they are May's only option of forming a government. Read More »