• What the United Kingdom election quake means for the world
What the United Kingdom election quake means for the world

But May soldiered on Friday, re-appointing senior ministers to her Cabinet and holding talks with a small Northern Irish party about shoring up her minority government. The collapse of support for the right-wing UK Independence Party had been expected to benefit just the Conservatives , but Labour gained from them too, suggesting that the disi...

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  • UK conservatives agree outline deal with DUP for support
UK conservatives agree outline deal with DUP for support

Meanwhile, May announced that former housing minister Gavin Barwell would replace Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill , her joint chiefs of staff who resigned in the aftermath of Thursday's elections . The British pound tumbled against the USA dollar GBP= and the euro EURGBP= after the election result. May has said Brexit talks will begin on June 19...

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  • Qatar denies that charities fund terrorism
Qatar denies that charities fund terrorism

USA officials insisted the two men were sending the same message with different emphases, aimed at encouraging their Arab allies to put aside grievances and focus on fighting terrorism. "The blockade is hindering USA military actions in the region and the campaign against ISIS", Tillerson warned. The U.S. military has previously insisted that that ...

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  • In Israel : Govt plans most settlement homes since 1992 - Minister
In Israel : Govt plans most settlement homes since 1992 - Minister

Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land do not just amount to war crimes under global law, they violate fundamental principles of worldwide law triggering additional responsibilities among all states. "The EU calls on both sides to engage in a meaningful process in view of reaching a negotiated two-state solution, and reiterates its readin...

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  • Sturgeon urges voters to help keep Tories in check
Sturgeon urges voters to help keep Tories in check

The second mandate was given when a majority of MSPs at Holyrood backed Ms Sturgeon's plans for another vote, it adds. With the United Kingdom due to exit the European Union in less than two years, the SNP leader and Scottish First Minster said Scotland "must have a choice about our future" between Brexit and independence.

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  • Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors - 6/12/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors - 6/12/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

They scored 49 points in the 1st Quarter, the most points scored in a Quarter in NBA Finals History. They lost in the 2015 NBA Finals thanks to the absence of Irving and Kevin Love , but they bounced back with the win a year ago, and they had a good chance of defending.

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  • Britain's May reaches power deal in battle to cling on
Britain's May reaches power deal in battle to cling on

The DUP will agree to vote for or abstain on the Queen's speech - a ceremonial speech at the House of Lords where the Queen outlines new government's policies -, and key legislation at the lower house of the parliament. May's authority over her party was shattered by the election result. DUP Leader Arlene Foster recently denied the party was homo...

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  • Saudi Arabia, UAE welcome Trump's warning to Qatar
Saudi Arabia, UAE welcome Trump's warning to Qatar

The mixed messages extended to the Pentagon, which issued a statement reaffirming Qatar's critical role as a military partner to the U.S. and expressing concern that the deepening instability would hurt the US-led campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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  • London Terrorist Attack Suspect Tried to Get Job at Wimbledon Security Firm
London Terrorist Attack Suspect Tried to Get Job at Wimbledon Security Firm

Khuram Butt , a 27-year-old Pakistan-born British citizen, had to take a van instead, when the card he tried to pay with did not go through. "I'm sure there's more witnesses out there - I would appeal for them to come forward". Butt had two accomplices to carry out the terror attack on June 3, which resulted in the death of eight people, and wo...

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  • DUP to support minority government after deal reached
DUP to support minority government after deal reached

He has also said that people will "look back at this whole climate change debate and ask ourselves how on Earth we were ever conned into spending billions of pounds". Coalition: The DUP have reached an agreement with the Tories. The outlined agreement "will be put forward for discussion and agreement" at cabinet meeting on Monday, one day bef...

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  • Israeli fire kills Palestinian in Gaza stone-throwing clash - Health Ministry
Israeli fire kills Palestinian in Gaza stone-throwing clash - Health Ministry

Referring to a meeting he held in Jerusalem on Wednesday with Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the UN, Netanyahu said: "I told her it was time the United Nations re-examine UNRWA's existence". "The latest finding verifies once again that Hamas's cruelty knows no limits, including endangering centers of learning and education, and using chil...

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  • Merkel says European Union ready to start Brexit negotiations
Merkel says European Union ready to start Brexit negotiations

Speaking during a visit to Mexico City, Merkel said Germany was ready for the Brexit talks, which May said would begin on June 19 as scheduled - although she now risks more opposition to her European Union departure plans from inside and outside her party.

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  • Israel Calls for UN Condemnation over Hamas School Terror Tunnel
Israel Calls for UN Condemnation over Hamas School Terror Tunnel

On Sunday, Netanyahu, speaking at the start of his weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem , blamed Hamas for "using schoolchildren as a human shield". They also carried banners reading "Peace with Palestine, Not War with Iran", "50 Years of Occupation; Time to Free Palestine", "Free, Free Palestine", and "Stop Israeli War Crimes, End US Tax Dollars...

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  • British PM regroups after election setback
British PM regroups after election setback

If the Conservative-DUP government thinks it can backslide on this, it will rapidly find that it is mistaken. The Conservatives lost their parliamentary majority and the Prime Minister's attempts to form a minority goverment with the Democratic Unionist party (DUP) are coming under fire from the media and her inner circles.

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  • Brexit talks should start when Britain ready - European Union negotiator
Brexit talks should start when Britain ready - European Union negotiator

Instead, May emerged from Thursday's election having lost her Conservative majority in the House of Commons and forced to try to cobble together a minority government with the help of a party from Northern Ireland. The DUP is "likely to increase the pressure on Theresa May to secure a comprehensive free trade agreement", said Stephen Booth of the...

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  • Britain's May seeks deal with N. Ireland party
Britain's May seeks deal with N. Ireland party

Those exit talks, expected to be the most complex in post-World War Two European history, are supposed to wrap up before the end of March 2019 - a timeline that was already considered ambitious before May's electoral debacle. This is still on. Pressed if he was being clear that the United Kingdom will leave the EU, Mr Corbyn said: "Absolutely". ...

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  • Senior Conservative MP in Belfast for talks with DUP - PA
Senior Conservative MP in Belfast for talks with DUP - PA

Timothy and Hill have been accused of creating a "toxic" atmosphere in Downing Street. "One of them is country, one of the others is LGBTI rights". I think if we'd had a large Conservative majority like all the polling was pointing to, then Theresa May could've pushed through her version of Brexit .

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  • UK Election: Theresa May obtains Queen Elizabeth II's permission to form cabinet
UK Election: Theresa May obtains Queen Elizabeth II's permission to form cabinet

The DUP website crashed on Friday morning after a surge of interest, and DUP was also one of the most searched terms on Google. With a hung parliament guaranteed, the so-called "hard Brexit" that May had been pushing for seems less and less likely to pass.

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  • British PM Theresa May's top aides resign after election fiasco
British PM Theresa May's top aides resign after election fiasco

Some senior Tories had made the removal of Hill and Timothy a condition for continuing to support May, who has vowed to remain prime minister despite the Conservatives losing their overall majority in Parliament. Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street. "We want to do it quickly, respecting the calendar", she said in comments reported by Sky ...

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  • Speed up Brexit talks to avoid 'no deal', European Union tells UK
Speed up Brexit talks to avoid 'no deal', European Union tells UK

The DUP said only that it would enter talks. One outcome of the election may make British politics slightly more stable: The far-right U.K. Independence Party was almost extinguished, while the Scottish National Party, which had begun agitating for a new referendum on independence, lost a third of its seats.

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