• Turnbull wants changes to parole after shootout
Turnbull wants changes to parole after shootout

Police on Monday killed in a shootout the man they said had held a woman hostage inside an apartment building in Melbourne. Australia's prime minister says he will discuss with state leaders changing state laws so that risky criminals are not released from prison early on parole.

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  • Merkel says EU is 'ready to start Brexit negotiations'
Merkel says EU is 'ready to start Brexit negotiations'

Speaking on a visit to Mexico just a few weeks after her foreign minister visited the country and backed its pro-NAFTA stance, Merkel said she was pleased the deal's signatories, the United States, Mexico and Canada, were talking about an update.

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  • Sen. McCain: Diamondbacks to blame for confusing questions to Comey
Sen. McCain: Diamondbacks to blame for confusing questions to Comey

McCain was given the opportunity to question Comey during the Senate intelligence committee's hearing but jumped straight into talking about Comey and the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton instead. Comey explained that his announcement that he would not seek charges against Hillary Clinton came only after a year-long invest...

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  • Rain unlikely to deter voters as polling stations open across London
Rain unlikely to deter voters as polling stations open across London

As constituencies across the country announced their results it gradually became clear that the Tories big gamble had failed to pay off. If you are able to vote on June 8, polling stations will be open between 7am and 10pm on the day - and if you're in the station, or in a queue outside, at 10pm, you will still be allowed to vote.

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  • Qatar willing to talk to resolve Gulf crisis - foreign minister
Qatar willing to talk to resolve Gulf crisis - foreign minister

But the visit came after Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash told The Associated Press that Qatar has "chosen to ride the tiger of extremism and terrorism" and now needed to pay the price, despite Qatar long denying the allegation.

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  • Trump's legal team to file complaint on Comey
Trump's legal team to file complaint on Comey

On Friday, the leaders of the House of Representatives intelligence committee's investigation said they had asked Comey for his notes and memos about his discussions with Trump , and asked the White House to produce any recordings or memos of conversations between Trump and Comey.

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  • Qatar Seeks Trump's Help, and Tillerson Delivers
Qatar Seeks Trump's Help, and Tillerson Delivers

Despite the US sharing deep military ties with Qatari authorities, the Trump administration has apparently came to a conclusion that Saudi Arabia is a more reliable military ally of Washington in its exhausting battle against terrorism despite Saudis allegedly sharing ties to terrorism and allegedly sponsoring radical groups such as ISIS in...

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  • Ireland Elects Its First Openly Gay Prime Minister
Ireland Elects Its First Openly Gay Prime Minister

If Varadkar is elected , the move would give the Catholic country its first openly gay leader and its first of Asian immigrant descent. He came out in 2015 as the nation prepared to vote on marriage equality, which it approved in a referendum.

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  • Youssef Zaghba named as third London attacker
Youssef Zaghba named as third London attacker

He was allegedly on his way to Syria and was carrying only a backpack. The report said Italy had put him on a watch list and flagged his presence to Moroccan and British authorities. Seven people died and dozens were wounded during the attack late Saturday. He was a trainee customer services assistant with London Underground for less than six m...

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  • Eric Trump Charity Payments Being Examined by New York AG
Eric Trump Charity Payments Being Examined by New York AG

Forbes.com reported that after months of investigating the Donald Trump Foundation , AG Eric Schneidermann's office will now focus on President Trump's son Eric after report's surfaced this week that the cancer fund had diverted donations to Trump family businesses.

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  • Tick-tock: EU says time pressing hard to start Brexit talks
Tick-tock: EU says time pressing hard to start Brexit talks

The election result raises the possibility that Mrs May will be unable to face down European leaders - possibly leading to a softer Brexit. "The British have spoken, they have voted, and have given the Conservative party a majority, albeit a simple majority, which is something of a surprise", French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe told Europe 1...

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  • GOP Lawmakers Stick With Trump After Comey Testimony
GOP Lawmakers Stick With Trump After Comey Testimony

Mr Comey said he refused on all points, told senators of the detailed memos he had written after his conversations with Mr Trump and said he hoped those conversations were taped because he is confident of their veracity. Former FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that he kept records of his talks with President Donald Trump b...

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  • Catalonia announces independence referendum
Catalonia announces independence referendum

However, it is still not clear to what lengths the Spanish government would go to prevent the vote from taking place, nor what the reaction of the Catalan administration would be if its referendum plan is blocked. Some in the region say they now want to vote on their sovereignty come what may. As a result, they may be forced into a delicate pos...

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  • Police make new arrest over Manchester attack, 11 in custody
Police make new arrest over Manchester attack, 11 in custody

The arrest was made after police seized a vehicle, which they said could provide a "significant development" in the investigation. The older brother of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi who was detained in a dramatic street swoop has been released without charge.

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  • UK police name third man behind London terror attack
UK police name third man behind London terror attack

Nearly 50 were injured. Thomas was walking with his girlfriend over the bridge when the attack began. "He was not a police or MI5 subject of interest". Zaghba's mother lives in the northern Italian city of Bologna and he had broken off relations with his Moroccan father, the source said, confirming a report on the website of newspaper Corriere...

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  • North says Kim supervised test of new anti-ship missile
North says Kim supervised test of new anti-ship missile

North Korea's latest missile launch was a successful test of a new type of "ground-to-sea cruise rocket", Pyongyang's state media said Friday. As far as the threat of North Korea successfully launching a nuclear ballistic missile on the US mainland is concerned, the common consensus is that it will take Pyongyang at least three years to de...

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  • Hillary Clinton takes jab at President Trump on Twitter
Hillary Clinton takes jab at President Trump on Twitter

The former Democratic presidential nominee lashed out at the Republican president as she reflected on the 2016 campaign during an appearance at book industry conference in New York City. "Despite the constant negative press covfefe ", Trump tweeted, leaving the Twitterverse to interpret that "word" as they would through biting tweets and hys...

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  • Northern Irish unionists to open talks with May about support
Northern Irish unionists to open talks with May about support

She said that she will work with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party and that her government will lead the country forward at a "critical" time. PaddyPowerBetfair had the odds at 5/4 for a general election in 2017, with these falling to 9/2 in 2018, 5/2 in 2019 and 20/1 in 2010. Although Brexit was supposed to be front-and-center ...

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  • Emirati diplomat to AP: Qatar rides 'tiger of extremism'
Emirati diplomat to AP: Qatar rides 'tiger of extremism'

Qatar's foreign minister rejected what he described as "interference" in his country's foreign policy, ruling out a military solution to the crisis. "This ruling applies to all airlines flying into the UAE, including Etihad Airways", the spokesman said in the statement.

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  • May to form govt. despite Tory slide
May to form govt. despite Tory slide

He said: "I'm hoping the situation will be clarified within days, otherwise we are in an impossible position with the negotiations on Brexit coming". Although the conservatives will remain the most dominant party in Parliament, the British system of government requires a majority for a party to claim the prime minister spot.

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