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DUP head arrives for talks with UK leader May

She is forming a coalition with Northern Ireland's largest unionist party, the DUP , and securing the support of Tory backbenchers, while the European Union is still in the dark about the UK's specific negotiating positions. She has promised to start the formal Brexit talks next week but her authority has collapsed since the election result and opponents took her woes as a chance to push back against her Brexit strategy. Read More »

Sinn Féin must put devolution talks first, warns Foster

Discussions in Westminster are continuing without Theresa May after she left for Paris for a pre-arranged meeting with newly elected president Emmanuel Macron. Republicans complain the Good Friday agreement, the 1998 peace settlement, is in peril. Mrs May is set meet DUP leader Arlene Foster on Tuesday after Downing Street mistakenly announced an agreement with the party. Read More »

What they're saying: Warriors win second title in three seasons

KD played lockdown defense both as a rim-protector and in guarding LeBron James on the perimeter, all while averaging 35.2, 8.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists. In 2017 the Warriors set a record by winning their first 15 games of the playoffs, one win short of an unprecedented flawless postseason run. They turned it around and went from down by eight to up by 11, as part of a 21-2 run. Read More »

Merkel Wants to Hold 'Speedy Talks' With UK on Brexit

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Speaking in Mexico City alongside Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Merkel said she was ready for the Brexit negotiations, which are due to begin in the coming days. Robbins is expected to travel to Brussels this week to set up the talks and European Union negotiators expect May to try to "convince" fellow leaders at... Read More »

Deputy AG Rosenstein set for budget hearings Tuesday

Ruddy, who has consistently said he speaks for himself, told "PBS NewsHour" host Judy Woodruff that he had spoken with Trump last week. Mr Ruddy said Mr Mueller's law firm also represented members of the Trump family. "But I can't imagine that that issue is going to arise ". Ryan noted if Trump made a decision to fire Mueller, it would be a "big problem for him politically". Read More »

Conservatives 'Begging for Her Blood' After British Voters Hand May an Upset

There's the " hard Brexit " and the "soft Brexit". May, however, has been promoting "hard Brexit". "We have got a mandate to deal with issues of poverty, justice and inequality in Britain ". "Who in their right mind would want to step into those shoes now and land themselves with that Brexit bag of cr*p?" The BBC reports that the Tories lost 12, while Labour-the party of Corbyn-gained 29. Read More »

Attorney General Sessions Will Testify In Public

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The Justice Department says Sessions has requested Tuesday's committee hearing be open because he "believes it is important for the American people to hear the truth directly from him". An order from the president would not necessarily qualify, he said. Newsmax CEO and Trump friend Chris Ruddy rung the alarms Monday, saying that Trump was seriously considering firing Robert Mueller , who is leading the federal Russian Federation probe. Read More »

Usmanov: Wenger? OK. But Arsenal must invest or 'risk his legacy'

Asked if the decision was easy or hard, Wenger said: "For me it's always easy on a loving affair because I identify myself so much with the club". "Everything we do is created to make that happen and we will be working hard on and off the pitch this summer to improve and make a strong challenge next season". Read More »

Russia Probe: Senator Schumer invites Trump to testify before Senate

Comey said Trump told Sessions and other administration officials to leave the room before Trump asked him in February to drop a probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation. Sessions stepped aside in March from the federal investigation into contacts between Russia and the campaign after acknowledging that he had met twice past year with the Russian ambassador to the US. Read More »

Lynch action on Clinton inquiry 'totally illegal'

Comey testified that he was concerned that Lynch urged him to refer to the investigation into Clinton's emails a "matter" instead of an "investigation". "I don't know whether it was intentional or not", he said. Trump tweet accuses former Attorney General... John Cornyn that Lynch had a "conflict of interest" in the investigation. Read More »

Tottering Theresa May Names New Cabinet, Michael Gove Returns

When May called the election seven weeks ago, she was seeking to capitalize on opinion polls showing that her Conservatives had a wide lead over the opposition Labour Party . His calls for increased spending on the National Health Service, schools and police, as well as the nationalization of railroads and utilities, have proven popular - but it would take a huge swing in voter support for Labour to unseat the Conservative government. Read More »

Senators Look To Impose New Sanctions Against Russia

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The measure also gives Congress 30 days to review or potentially block Trump in case he decides to lift or ease the sanctions. US senators will consider a bill stipulating the expansion of sanctions against Russian Federation this week. Read More »

How To Archive Posts On Instagram: New Feature Available To All Users

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It will drop down from the archive button and explain that any post you archive can be found by clicking the archive button. You will, however, find directions here about how to archive posts in the future. The first is rather obvious given the name: this new feature will allow you archive posts, giving you an easy way of storing posts you'd like to return to later. Read More »

Ex-FBI Director James Comey talked, everyone listened: Editorial Board Roundtable

As for Trump's tweet attack on Comey, Pelosi said no one at the White House appears to be "brave enough" to tell the president that his tweets are "beneath the dignity of the office you serve". He also seized on Comey's revelation that he had directed a friend to release contents of memos he'd written documenting his conversations with the president to a reporter. Read More »

Number of Britons granted German citizenship quadruples

If and when Britain leaves the European Union as well as its single market, British citizens are likely to lose their right to live and work across the 27-nation regional body. Read: Dual citizenship in Europe: Which rules apply where? . Poles came in second at 6,632, a 11 percent increase compared to 2015. In all, 110,383 people were given German citizenship, a 2.9 per cent increase. Read More »

Trump to take questions in wake of Comey testimony

Think of it, I hardly know the man. "I'm not going to say, 'I want you to pledge allegiance'". " Who would do that? ". U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said that if such tapes exist, as Trump has hinted, he needed to provide them to the Senate panel and the special counsel investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation, former FBI Director Robert Mueller . Read More »

Theresa May now needs to deliver on Brexit or leave

Concerns grew that Brexit negotiations could be put on hold after Britain's Conservative Party failed to secure a majority in Parliament and a clear mandate in the snap election Thursday. Each seat in Parliament represents a constituency (a district). "It's an issue very close to my heart and one that I wanted categoric assurances from the prime minister on, and I received (them)", said Davidson, who is engaged to be married to her female partner. Read More »

UK police make new arrest in London Bridge attack inquiry

Roses with messages are given out to passers-by on London Bridge just over a week on from the terror attack on the bridge and Borough Market, Sunday June 11, 2017. The suspects have not been identified or charged. Detectives made 21 arrests following the attack but 12 people have been released without charge. Read More »

Election results 2017: Labour 'could form government' says Thornberry

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Some parliamentarians in both the Conservative and Labour parties want to remain in the EU. Tellingly, one of the main authors of the Conservatives' 2017 election manifesto lost his seat. The actual impact of the election result of the pound has not been as bad as many had forecast (likely for the reasons outlined above). If May (or her successor from within the party) proves unable to navigate this dynamic, Britain could see the quick collapse of the coalition government and new ... Read More »

General Election: What next for Theresa May's leadership?

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The results of this election show how similar, and yet how different, British politics are from what is happening in America. "What the country needs more than ever is certainty, and having secured the largest number of votes and the greatest number of seats in the general election , it is clear that only the Conservative and Unionist party has the legitimacy and ability to provide that certainty by commanding a majority in the House of Commons ", she said . Read More »

"Hard Brexit" plan is dead in the water: Scotland's Sturgeon

She paid tribute to Mr Robertson, who had been MP for Moray since 2001, describing him as a "politician and parliamentarian of vast stature, who week after week held the Prime Minister to account, providing the scrutiny that the official opposition in the House of Commons failed to do". Read More »

Bill Cosby jury to hear more of his deposition testimony

In his closing statement, McMonagle told jurors that Constand had changed her story after speaking with attorneys who specialize in sexual assault cases. "This isn't talking to a trustee, this is talking to a lover", he said. "This is talking to a lover", McMonagle said of one call that lasted 49 minutes. Read More »