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Talks between May's Conservatives and Northern Ireland's DUP restart

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May will host Arlene Foster in Downing Street to discuss terms of the DUP's backing for her minority government, reports the BBC . May faced Conservative party lawmakers at a meeting of its 1922 Committee . Though Foster supported Brexit, she also might demand that May pursue a cushioned exit from the European Union, given her party's wish that a soft border remain between Northern Ireland and Ireland, an European Union member. Read More »

As May licks wounds, charismatic Scottish leader rises

The success of the Scottish Conservatives helped save May from total disaster and could now give 38-year-old Davidson a more prominent role in British politics. The DUP opposes same-sex marriage and Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom where it is not legal. Davidson is engaged to her Irish partner Jen Wilson and is an outspoken advocate for gay marriage. Read More »

Brexit to go on, says May as she forms minority government

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The Conservatives have won 44 per cent of the vote, Labour 41 per cent, the Liberal Democrats 8 per cent, UKIP 2 per cent and the Greens 2 per cent. Confident of securing a sweeping victory, May had called the snap election to strengthen her hand in the European Union divorce talks. Read More »

Jeff Sessions to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday

Sessions' testimony came days after fired FBI Director James Comey testified that he believed he was sacked as part of an effort to influence the agencies investigation into Russian meddling. Sessions' clash with the Democratic senators was the latest chapter in a saga that has dogged Trump in his first five months as president and distracted from his domestic policy agenda including major healthcare and tax cut initiatives. Read More »

Firefighters battling massive fire in London

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A number of witnesses also claim to have seen people jump from the building. The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that emergency services are attending a large fire in the Lancaster West Estate. The flames have subsided significantly since the fire was extinguished at 5 a.m., but the building is still smoldering. "[There were] big, big chunks of sheet metal coming down hitting the ground". Read More »

Trump says he looks forward to working with May

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May's two closest aides resigned on Saturday, paying the price for the failure to crush the opposition Labour Party under its radical left-wing leader Jeremy Corbyn . Timothy and Hill had worked for May when she was interior minister, before she became prime minister in July previous year in the chaotic days that followed the Brexit vote, and their influence had increasingly angered senior ministers. Read More »

Local governments seek to maintain climate agreement

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The final version stated that the US will continue to engage with "key worldwide partners" in a way consistent with its domestic priorities - a "strong" economy and a "healthy environment". Jerry Brown signed a climate agreement with China last week and told the Associated Press that China, European countries and US state governors would fill the gap. Read More »

Israel, Palestinians have failed to prosecute war crimes

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He added that "Israel has no interest in escalation". Hospitals, water supply, waste water treatment and sanitation services have already been dramatically curtailed since mid-April and depend nearly exclusively on a United Nations emergency fuel operation. Read More »

UK's May faces calls to soften Brexit as political limbo drags on

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In an article for the Times on Tuesday, the new Environment Secretary Michael Gove - who has clashed with May in the past - said she was the ideal person to secure a Brexit agreement that "commanded the widest possible support" given her track record of "seeing through vital jobs to the end". Read More »

Macron calls for quick start to Brexit talks

The two big screens at the stadium projected the cross of St. George, and giant flags from both countries were rolled out onto the field. Measures will include "exploring the possibility of creating a new legal liability for tech companies if they fail to remove unacceptable content". Read More »

UK Election Results 2017: Theresa May forms minority government

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It seems as though she will be hanging on as leader, but be clear why: because the timing of the Brexit talks means senior Tories don't think it wise to plunge the party into another leadership election - for the moment. Mrs May has reached a "confidence and supply" agreement with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). "I think her position is, in the long term, untenable", Conservative lawmaker Anna Soubry told Sky News. Read More »

DUP hopeful of deal with Conservatives sooner rather than later, says Foster

Her gamble failed spectacularly. Mrs Foster would not go into great detail about the talks but said government stability, Brexit, counter-terrorism and doing what's right for Northern Ireland economically were high on the agenda . "We don't adopt their views, we don't adopt their policies", he said. As Gerry Adams , the Sinn Fein leader, noted on Monday, the outgoing Irish prime minister, or taoiseach , Enda Kenny , called the British prime minister over the weekend to express his ... Read More »

Tories close in on deal to save beleaguered May

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A deal between the government and the Democratic Unionist party will not be announced on Wednesday because of the calamitous fire that engulfed a tower block in west London . "There is a lot of anxiety and a lot of fear out of what is being discussed". Foster will nearly certainly ask for greater investment in Northern Ireland as part of the deal, as well as guarantees on support for pension plans and for winter fuel allowances for older people. Read More »

Defiant May signals she will not compromise over hard Brexit

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Though Foster supported Brexit, she also might demand that May pursue a cushioned exit from the European Union , given her party's wish that a soft border remain between Northern Ireland and Ireland, an European Union member. The party won seven seats in last week's election and those MPs travelled to London on Tuesday to claim their offices. "This new arrangement is very unsettling and people are concerned and anxious about what it may mean, or what promises may be given". Read More »

United Kingdom police probe vehicle for clues in Manchester

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Ariana Grande , whose concert was the target of the attack, will be joined by performers including Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus for a Manchester benefit show at Old Trafford cricket ground on Sunday. This morning officers executed a warrant at a house in Princess Road, Moss Side. On Friday evening, police in Manchester arrested their 17th suspect in connection with the terror attack. Read More »

Toron Capital Markets INC Increases Holding in Toronto Dominion Bk Ont (TD)

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Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. The firm earned "Equal-Weight" rating on Tuesday, May 23 by Barclays Capital. Toronto Dominion Bank (The) had a return on equity of 14.09% and a net margin of 22.56%. 08/26/2016 - Toronto Dominion Bank (The) was downgraded to "hold" by analysts at Canaccord Genuity. Read More »

Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate (LON:KWE) Broker Roundup

The company now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $28.50. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Wade G W owns 8,607 shares. Proshare Advisors Ltd Liability Com holds 0% of its portfolio in Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc (NYSE:KW) for 13,254 shares. Read More »

Cosby Jury Will Hear More Deposition Testimony

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His admissions in that deposition led Montgomery County prosecutors to file charges against him. Jurors in Bill Cosby's Pennsylvania sexual assault trial are ending deliberations for the night. As they watched, Steele repeatedly asserted that, in a sense, Cosby had already confessed. Mr Steele also reminded jurors about a telephone conversation in which Cosby apologised to Ms Constand's mother and described himself as a "sick man". Read More »

DC, Maryland Suing Trump Over Foreign Pay

The suit , which was filed Monday morning in federal court in Maryland , claims Trump is in violation of the Constitution's foreign and domestic emoluments clause , which bars anyone "holding any office of profit or trust" from accepting "any present, emolument, office or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince or foreign state". Read More »

American Student Freed By North Korea Arrives Home

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Otto Warmbier has been medically evacuated after being in a coma for months, according to his family. "This is a matter of grave concern", Richardson said. Warmbier's parents, Fred and Cindy, confirmed their son was on a medevac flight, which was due to arrive on Tuesday evening US time . "We learned of this only one week ago", Warmbier's parents said in a statement to the press. Read More »

Former Tory PM John Major intervenes over 'fragile' DUP deal

Leading women's rights campaigners, trade unionists and medical experts urged British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday not to allow women's rights and access to abortion to be used as a pawn in talks with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). Read More »

As Comey testimony looms, Trump to push infrastructure plan

File picture shows FBI Director James Comey testifying before the House Intelligence Committee hearing into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. Comey. The GOP staffer, who was not authorized to discuss the issue publicly and spoke only on condition of anonymity, said the chairman has the authority to sign off on subpoenas and that all the committee rules were followed. Read More »

USA college student released by North Korea home, but in coma

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A White House official says the May meeting in Oslo was attended by Joseph Yun, the US envoy to North Korea . The 22-year-old was then taken by ambulance to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Rodman is known to have a close friendship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. He told reporters in Beijing, as he departed for Pyongyang, that he hopes his trip will "open a door" for Trump. Read More »

Northern Ireland's new political landscape

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Combined with Northern Ireland's DUP 10 seats, it brings the Conservatives over the top to form a government. It was a bad night for the moderate parties as the SDLP have lost all three of its Westminster seats and the UUP lost all two of theirs. Read More »