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British PM loses majority but battles to stay on

May visited Queen Elizabeth II and announced her plan to form a coalition government between her Conservative Party and the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland. He added: "I will never apologise for my view which is, yes of course you've got to inspire people, and we haven't done that well enough in the past". Read More »

Believed serial robber hits Dollar Tree Store in North Haven

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He then forces the staffers into a back room where he takes their cells so they can't call the cops - and later ditches the phones in neighboring towns after he's made his getaway. At 65 to 70 years old, the "Dollar Store Grandpa" stands roughly 6' tall and weighs 200 pounds. Police also warn that this grandpa has wielded handgun, pepper spray, and a stun gun in the commission of his crimes and that he "should be considered armed and risky". Read More »

Boris Johnson denies plot to topple May after United Kingdom election

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London [U.K.], June 10: British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she would take time to eflect on how to move forward after a surprise snap election result left the Conservative Party without a majority in the Parliament. Anand Menon , professor of politics at King's College London , said her lack of a parliamentary majority made it far more likely that Britain would leave the European Union without a deal. Read More »

Sessions says travel ban needed for security

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The president then rewrote his executive order rather than appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court at that time. Additionally, the court's decision said that President Trump did not follow protocol when setting a cap on refugee admission, and that the part of the order that bans travel to the US from six Muslim-majority countries constitutes nationality-based discrimination that that is prohibited by the Immigration and Nationality Act. Read More »

Talks about Brexit talks, but no date for real negotiation

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Speaking to Sky Johnson said: 'Theresa May has got by far the biggest mandate anybody has got for my party for decades. May's office announced earlier that the top Cabinet ministers would keep their jobs, including Treasury chief Philip Hammond , Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Amber Rudd . Read More »

Bangladesh arrests 6 suspected Islamist militants

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Bangladesh police said today they have arrested a wealthy businessman, who was a senior member of the Islamist group which carried out the countrys worst terror attack at a popular cafe that killed 22 people, who included an 18-year-old Indian woman vacationing in Dhaka . Read More »

Police Identify Third Suspect In London Terror Attack

Metropolitan Police said Tuesday he was not a "subject of interest" to police or the intelligence services. French chef Sebastien Belanger, 36, was identified by family members as a victim of the attack after several days of frantic searches, according to reports . Read More »

Los Angeles Pride Parade morphs into 'Resist March'

The protesters were wearing shirts that read "Say Their Names" as they appeared with "No Pride" banner before the D.C. police branch that includes the special liason to the gay community. " The march was labeled on social media as a "#ResistMarch" as opposed to simply a Pride March to show solidarity with immigrants, Muslims and anyone who is concerned their rights "are in jeopardy". Read More »

British Prime Minister Theresa May's early election call backfires

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn , riding a wave of acclaim for his party's unexpectedly strong showing, called on May to resign. The centre-right Conservatives found themselves eight short of the coveted 326-seat mark, but reached out to Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which won 10 seats, to forge a working majority. Read More »

Qatar foreign minister slams Saudi over 'unfair', 'illegal' sanctions

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The minister said Qatar "still had no clue" why Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates , Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and transport ties a week ago. "Our reserves and investment funds are more than 250 percent of gross domestic product, so I don't think there is any reason that people need to be concerned about what's happening or any speculation on the Qatari riyal". Read More »

Lordy, it sounds like James Comey may be disappointed about those tapes

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During nearly three hours of statements Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey described himself as "stunned" by Trump's "very disturbing" and "very concerning" behaviour in several of their meetings. "It's my judgment that I was sacked because of the Russian Federation investigation", he said. Several Republican politicians also criticised Mr Comey for disclosing memos he had written in the aftermath of his private conversations with Mr Trump and branded the leaks ... Read More »

US arrests former Panama president sought for extradition

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In 2016, Panama issued the U.S. State Department an extradition request for the fugitive ex-president after he was believed to be in the residing in Miami. In December 2015, Panama's high court issued a warrant for Martinelli's arrest on charges that he used public funds to spy on over 150 political opponents. Read More »

What does a hung parliament mean for Brexit and Ireland?

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And after that, she never really recovered. The Conservatives banked wrongly on winning seats in traditionally Labour seats which voted Brexit , such as Wakefield. I've lost hope, simple as that", he said. Most people outside British politics haven't even heard of the DUP, or if they have, don't know much about it. Read More »

Minnesota officer charged with murdering black motorist to testify

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Yanez testified Friday that Castile disregarded his commands not to reach for the gun and that he clearly saw it before he fired. "He was not complying with my directions". "I know he was pulling out the gun". "I had no other choice", said Yanez during the first day of testimony in his murder trial. But he also told the supervisor he told Castile to get his hand off the gun. Read More »

EU, UK Citizens' Status First on Brexit Talks Agenda: Brexit Secretary

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The shocking result has triggered chaos in British politics and several disgruntled members of May's Conservative Party now want her gone. "What I'm doing now is actually getting on with the immediate job". A very brief review of most of the broadsheet and tabloid front pages would have you believe that the United Kingdom is in now in line for: 1. MPs and ministers also feel they were treated disdainfully by May's two chiefs of staff, Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy , who resigned over the ... Read More »

Trump invited to testify about his interactions with Comey

As late as Sunday, the Justice Department signaled it expected Sessions testimony to be closed but said the final decision was up to the committee. The hearing comes after a weekend letter in. While several committee members, including Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) had voiced support for a public hearing, other members have complained that doing so will inevitably lead to a brick wall, where Sessions will say he can not discuss certain ... Read More »

British PM Theresa May to face Conservative Party questioning over poll setback

A contrite May took responsibility for losing her party's majority; 'I've got us into the mess and I will get us out of it.' She also promised to help those who had lost their seats and said sorry a few times. The criticism from Morgan, one of Britain's foremost TV personalities, is a fresh headache for the embattled Prime Minister as she struggles to quell a possible rebellion by Tory MPs who remain angry over losing their parliamentary majority in last week's election. Read More »

Trump considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller — CEO of Newsmax

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Ruddy also claimed the president interviewed Mueller for Federal Bureau of Investigation director days before he was appointed to be special counsel: "The president did talk with him in the days before he was named special counsel". "I think there's a conflict there". Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, disputed that report. Even Jay Sekulow, a member of Trump's legal team, said, " I can't imagine that that issue is going to arise ", when asked about the possibility of firing ... Read More »

United Kingdom election shock could delay, soften Brexit

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May looked set to face criticism and anger from Conservative MPs at a private meeting in parliament over her handling of an election that lost the party its parliamentary majority. He also claimed it is "pretty clear who won this election" and that "the party that has lost in this election is the Conservative Party". May called the election to win explicit backing for her stance on Brexit, which involves leaving the EU's single market and imposing restrictions on immigration while ... Read More »

Brexit Talks May Not Begin On June 19

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With British politics thrust into the deepest turmoil since last June's shock Brexit vote, European Union leaders were left wondering how divorce talks would open next week. "We are going into these talks with the national interest at heart". Former Chancellor George Osborne is now the editor of the Evening Standard , and he too was sacked by Theresa May when she became prime minister. Read More »

Theresa May 'Not a Dead Woman Walking' After General Election - Brexit Secretary

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Theresa May had repeatedly said during the election campaign that the Brexit talks would start 11 days after the June 8 vote, using it as a warning that Jeremy Corbyn's Labour were not ready for the negotiations. "With a weak negotiating partner, there's the danger than the negotiations will turn out badly for both sides..." "If this is a minority Conservative government, then it might be a government that doesn't last very long, and we might head for another election", said Tim Bale, ... Read More »

What is the DUP manifesto and what are their views on Brexit?

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He said: "I take responsibility for my part in this election campaign, which was the oversight of our policy programme". One of the main Leave campaigners during the UK's 2016 Brexit campaign, Johnson was widely expected to stand for the leadership of the Conservative Party , and the prime ministership, after former United Kingdom leader David Cameron resigned. Read More »