• Theresa May's election gamble backfires as voters throw a surprise
Theresa May's election gamble backfires as voters throw a surprise

British Prime Minister Theresa May says she will stay in office although her party lost its parliamentary majority in elections. If the exit poll is correct, Labour , led by veteran socialist Jeremy Corbyn , could attempt to form a government with those smaller parties, which strongly oppose most of May's policies on domestic issues such as...

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  • Restore devolution or face return of direct rule, Foster tells Sinn Fein
Restore devolution or face return of direct rule, Foster tells Sinn Fein

The party is now led by Arlene Foster, a lawyer whose father was shot in an IRA gun attack when she was a child . The talks were paused over the General Election campaign. "I don't know how Theresa May can survive this, that's a matter for her party, of course", he said. Today sees talks to restore power-sharing resume in Belfast.

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  • Theresa May's stance might 'delay' EU-Brexit talks by a year
Theresa May's stance might 'delay' EU-Brexit talks by a year

It comes after Mrs May told Tory MPs: "I'm the person who got us into this mess and I'm the one who will get us out of it". While calls for Mrs May to go had "faded", she said her authority was "extremely fractured" and had acknowledged she was not "calling the shots" any more.

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  • Thousands of Russians protest Putin's rule; Navalny arrested
Thousands of Russians protest Putin's rule; Navalny arrested

The report, however, seems to have struck a nerve among some Russians, particularly the young, who participated in unusually large numbers in March's and today's protests. "We are against the corruption that is costing the future of our young people", said 33-year-old Maria Badyrova, one of the demonstrators who gathered on a main Moscow thorou...

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  • I would '100 percent' be willing to testify about Comey under oath
I would '100 percent' be willing to testify about Comey under oath

Trump and aides referenced those comments in claiming vindication, but some officials said Comey's statements that Trump leaned on him to drop the Russian Federation investigation could add up to obstruction of justice. Some CNN analysts still saw fodder for obstruction of justice. "No plausible case. We must distinguish crimes from" political ...

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  • Qatar launches new shipping routes to Oman amid food shortage fears
Qatar launches new shipping routes to Oman amid food shortage fears

Sheikh Mohammed, the Qatari foreign minister, visited Germany and Russian Federation over the weekend to discuss the ongoing tensions. "We're business as usual and we're open for business", he told CNBC in an interview broadcast on Monday.

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  • Queen's Speech 'could be delayed'
Queen's Speech 'could be delayed'

May, who will chair a meeting of her new Cabinet in the morning, will hear first-hand the anger of rank-and-file members of Parliament who blame her for the catastrophic election campaign that saw the Tories lose their parliamentary majority in Thursday's general election .

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  • Britons vote in election marred by terror attacks
Britons vote in election marred by terror attacks

The start of Brexit talks due on June 19 risk being pushed back, as the Conservatives debate whether to rethink their strategy. He said that Mays version of a ‘hard Brexit was rejected by the British people, and that Brexit negotiations should now be put on hold.

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  • Talks on the resumption of power sharing to recommence today
Talks on the resumption of power sharing to recommence today

Charlie Flanagan, the Republic of Ireland's foreign minister, was scheduled to meet with the Northern Ireland Secretary and with political parties as negotiations began again to try and form an Executive before the end of the month - a process which had been suspended due to the general election.

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  • Trump willing to testify, won't say if tapes of Comey talks exist
Trump willing to testify, won't say if tapes of Comey talks exist

The reporter then asked if Trump would be willing to speak under oath, as Comey did, to give his version of the events. President Donald Trump's private lawyer plans to file a complaint against former FBI Director James Comey with the Senate judiciary committee and Justice Department Inspector General for leaking memos according to repo...

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  • Prime Minister Theresa May vows to stay after Conservatives lose majority
Prime Minister Theresa May vows to stay after Conservatives lose majority

The Scottish National Party (SNP) were down by 22, losing seats to the Tories, Labour and Liberal Democrats, in a major setback for Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon . A survey by long-standing Tory supporter Lord Michael Ashcroft on 8 June revealed huge numbers of people who voted Labour only made up their minds to do so in the last weeks a...

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  • China supports Philippines' US-backed fight against Islamists
China supports Philippines' US-backed fight against Islamists

Last Saturday, government troops suffered their largest single loss in the almost month-long offensive when 13 Marines, including two junior officers, died, and dozens others were wounded in a 16-hour gun battle. Since the violence erupted on 23 May, hundreds of thousands of people have fled Marawi, parts of which have been reduced to rubble by fig...

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  • May ministers hold 'secret talks' with Labour to force soft Brexit
May ministers hold 'secret talks' with Labour to force soft Brexit

Divisive senior advisers who quit after running Theresa May's disastrous election campaign are in line for payouts of around £35,000 each. The chaos has weighed on the pound, which has plunged nearly two percent since Thursday, and London's FTSE stock index, which was down 0.2 percent Monday.

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  • Qatar opens channels with Oman ports amid Gulf crisis
Qatar opens channels with Oman ports amid Gulf crisis

Mutlaq al-Qahtani, a senior counterterrorism adviser to Qatar's foreign minister, told Al Jazeera on Sunday that Qatar hosted the Taliban "by request by the United States government" and as part of Qatar's "open-door policy, to facilitate talks, to mediate and to bring peace".

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  • Gerry Adams says Tory and DUP will be a 'coalition of chaos'
Gerry Adams says Tory and DUP will be a 'coalition of chaos'

Varadkar said that members of Northern Ireland's DUP, who May is looking to for support in government to achieve a working majority, and the Scottish wing of the Conservative party would favor free trade with Europe and a common travel area between Northern Ireland and the Republic.

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  • MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan Ends 'Fast For Peace' After 28 Hours
MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan Ends 'Fast For Peace' After 28 Hours

He announced that the state government will buy farm produce and give profitable prices to farmers . Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is going on hunger strike to try to bring peace to the region, amid the raging farmer protests.

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  • Hillary Clinton says Trump's 'dishonesty' is 'troubling' during BookExpo at Javits Center
Hillary Clinton says Trump's 'dishonesty' is 'troubling' during BookExpo at Javits Center

The former Democratic presidential candidate, appearing at a tech conference near Los Angeles , said propaganda spread on sites such as Facebook helped cost her the election, and she urged Silicon Valley firms to move faster to stop false stories.

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  • Mastermind behind Tehran attacks killed
Mastermind behind Tehran attacks killed

Meanwhile, Iran police chief General Hossein Ashtari said several people with connections to the attackers were arrested around the capital area. Smoke is seen during an attack on the Iranian parliament in central Tehran , Iran. The University College said it sympathised with the good people of the Islamic Republic of Iran on the attack by the t...

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  • Israel plans most settlement homes since 1992: Minister
Israel plans most settlement homes since 1992: Minister

Today, the Palestinian people are not only facing the repercussions of the Nakba and the longest occupation in modern history, but what turned out to be the worst form of racial discrimination (apartheid) in human history. Much has changed about the shape and methods used by the Palestinian resistance, but the spirit of Palestine has not been dam...

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  • German Ambassador: 'No, No, No' Feud Between Trump, Merkel
German Ambassador: 'No, No, No' Feud Between Trump, Merkel

Trump's recent run of criticism aimed at Germany began last week at a G7 meeting, in which the President blasted traditional U.S. allies over North Atlantic Treaty Organisation obligations and made clear that he was more than willing to go it alone on climate change and trade.

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