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British cabinet briefed on plans for deal with DUP

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May's Conservatives unexpectedly lost their majority in parliament in Thursday's snap general election , causing political chaos ahead of Brexit talks with the European Union set to start next week and prompting calls - from within her own party - for her resignation. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn says Labour in 'permanent campaign mode'

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Labour MPs, who have previously been critical of the leader, now seem increasingly united behind the man who beat expectations to unexpectedly lead Labour to win 40% of the vote in last week's general elections, despite the party falling short of the seats required to form a government. Read More »

Former British PM says DUP deal could hurt NI peace process

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He said he was anxious principally that the planned agreement could hurt the Northern Irish peace process in which the British government plays an impartial role. Highlighting the contrasting views on the issue in Northern Ireland, a nearby street preacher read passages from the Bible and denounced homosexuality as a sin as the LGBT campaigners made their announcement outside the landmark building. Read More »

Sessions denies secret Russia meetings

One of her questions, she tweeted, would be, "Did Sessions violate the terms of his recusal from the Russian Federation investigation by being involved in the firing of James Comey? ". And he answered his own question by saying, well, I didn't meet with or communicate with the Russians during the campaign. Last week, Mr. Comey told the same Senate panel he was sacked because the investigation was "irritating" Mr. Read More »

British PM May to meet Sinn Fein Northern Ireland leader on Thursday

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Britain's Theresa May sought to apologize to Conservatives for her failed election gamble that cost the party its majority in parliament, and told her lawmakers Monday that she will serve as prime minister "as long as you want me". If you start off 25 points behind and you end up in the position Jeremy Corbyn is in now, nearly on the steps of Downing Street. nobody regards Theresa May as the victor of that election. Read More »

Netanyahu: No interest in escalation over Gaza power spat

Israeli officials are reportedly attempting to enlist worldwide donors to make up the shortfall, fearing a humanitarian crisis in the Strip could inflame tensions and lead to an outbreak of violence. YWN-ISRAEL reported in April that Ramallah announced it would no longer pay for Gaza electric. The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the occupied Palestinian territory, Robert Piper, warned today about the disastrous consequences of a further reduction in electricity-supply to the Gaza Strip on ... Read More »

Remembrance Services Mark Year Anniversary Of Pulse Massacre

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Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado was killed in the shooting , that also wounded more than 50 people. Survivors and victims' relatives were invited to enter the fenced-in space surrounding the shuttered venue shortly after 2 a.m. "I did not expect to be here a year later". As people lit their candles, Sanchez sang "I Know Where I've Been" from the Hairspray soundtrack. And Mayor Buddy Dyer took to the stage to reinforce a message the Orlando community has been sending ever since a ... Read More »

Huge fire at Grenfell Tower London, building falls, many injured

The BBC's Andy Moore said the whole 24-storey block had been alight and there were fears the building might collapse. By mid-afternoon, firefighters were carrying out systematic searches throughout the charred wreckage. FIREFIGHTERS are battling a huge raging inferno that has engulfed a block of flats in north London . "It's really important that their questions are answered". Read More »

6 killed, 74 injured in massive London high-rise blaze

London's Fire Brigade says that a structural engineer and urban search and rescue crews have assessed the stability of the burning tower block in west London and believe it is not in danger of collapsing. "Our priority is to assess the level and nature of injuries and ensure those in the most need are treated first and taken to hospital", the London Ambulance Service service said. Read More »

'Slower progress' in Theresa May's talks with DUP

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Ms Foster, who travelled to Westminster for talks with the Tories on Tuesday, said she hoped a deal could be reached "sooner rather than later". The "supply and confidence" deal would see the DUP back the Conservatives in votes on the Budget and confidence motions. Read More »

United Kingdom political turmoil continues

The chaos has also weighed on the pound, which has plunged nearly two percent since Thursday, and the government may have to delay the announcement of its policy plans to parliament. Michael Gove , a former leadership rival, who was appointed environment secretary after losing his post as justice secretary in May's cabinet reshuffle past year, said the PM is the ideal candidate to lead the country through Brexit. Read More »

United Kingdom leader holds alliance talks with NIreland party chief

Talks with the DUP to secure her government broke up on Tuesday night without an agreement, but Mrs May said the discussions had been "productive". Talks between Theresa May and the DUP over a deal that would prop up the Conservative Government have been "constructive" and are "going well". Read More »

Who is James T. Hodgkinson, identified as GOP baseball practice shooter?

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The shooting is being investigated as a criminal act rather than an act of terrorism, according to the Associated Press . The state's chief medical officer, Dr. The lighthearted game is an annual tradition that raises money for local charities. A law enforcement official stands in a batting cage in the right field area in the aftermath of the shooting at a Congressional baseball practice . Read More »

Turkey hands opposition lawmaker 25 years jail time in espionage case

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A report in Cumhuriyet newspaper claimed in May 2015 that MIT trucks were stopped by gendarmerie southern Turkey in early 2014 while carrying weapons and ammunition to Syria. The CHP said his sentence was " an intimidation attempt " targeting opponents of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AK Party. He was given a life sentence but this was reduced to 25 years by the court. Read More »

DUP deal: Tories 'steadfastly' committed to N. Irish peace process

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The Irish republican party visited London to hold meetings with ministers and to set up their parliamentary office but the party maintained its traditional refusal to take its seats out of opposition to Westminster's jurisdiction in Northern Ireland and the oath all MPs must make to the Queen. Read More »

Congressional baseball game shooting called 'deliberate attack'

Scalise's injuries did not appear to be life threatening, officials said . The House made a decision to not hold any votes on legislation Wednesday, and many hearings were delayed. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said in an interview with CNN that Scalise was the only Congressional member shot and that it took about 10 minutes to take the shooter down. Read More »

Huge fire engulfs 27-story London tower block, people injured

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We had relatives and family and friends who called who said "we are still trapped in, let the fire services know that we are still here". Witnesses reported harrowing scenes as residents trapped in top floors leaned out windows , flashing their mobile phone lights and calling frantically for help. Read More »

Martha Roby voices support for Jeff Sessions after testimony

The appearance before the Senate intelligence committee comes one week after former FBI Director Comey cryptically told lawmakers the bureau had expected Sessions to recuse himself weeks before he did from an investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 election. Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan denounces isolation of Qatar as violation of Islamic values

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The United Arab Emirates' ambassador in Washington says the USA should reconsider keeping a major air base in Qatar given concerns about Qatari support for extremism. MidEast shares were mixed, with Qatar still feeling pressure after several countries severed ties with the country due to what they see as Qatar's links to terrorists. Read More »

No new date for Brexit talks after European Union meeting

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They discussed how talks could proceed, a year after Britons voted to leave the bloc, but set no date for the start of talks on the substance of a withdrawal scheduled for March 2019. "Do your best to avoid a "no deal" as a result of 'no negotiations, '" he advised. "Since 24 June 2016 (the date of European Union referendum) Unfortunate". Read More »

Sessions defiant in Senate panel testimony

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Sessions and Kislyak bothattended an April 2016 Trump at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington , DC. A friend of the president suggested Monday that Trump was considering firing him, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tweeted Monday that it was " time to rethink" the special counsel's investigation. Read More »