• Greek ex-premier Lucas Papademos wounded in Athens bombing
Greek ex-premier Lucas Papademos wounded in Athens bombing

However, police did not immediately confirm that it was a parcel bomb.Papademos was taken to the hospital and also his driver was also wounded. Papademos has been in retirement since stepping down as caretaker prime minister in May 2012. Although there is yet no claim of responsibility, suspicions fall on domestic groups who for several years att...

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  • Blow to Sturgeon as SNP set for crushing losses in general election
Blow to Sturgeon as SNP set for crushing losses in general election

Despite that, the Tories have repeatedly warned a Labour minority government would lead to a " coalition of chaos " with the SNP, with May saying in Edinburgh earlier in the week that Sturgeon would be "pulling the strings from [her official residence] Bute House".

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  • Woman charged with top-secret leak denied bond
Woman charged with top-secret leak denied bond

The federal government has charged her with "removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet". She faces up to 10 years in prison. "If she made this mistake", Davis said, referring to the leaked documents , "it needs to be balanced against what she has done in the past and how she has served this country".

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  • Qatar releases initial report into alleged hack
Qatar releases initial report into alleged hack

The Qatari foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al Thani, said no country has the right to intervene in Doha's foreign policy. While it said the USA grieved and prayed for the victims, it said countries that sponsor terrorism "risk falling victim to the evil they promote".

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  • United Kingdom exit poll points to an unmitigated disaster for Theresa May
United Kingdom exit poll points to an unmitigated disaster for Theresa May

European Council president Donald Tusk has said he believes Article 50 can be reversed, but Government ministers insist there is "no turning back". His calls for increased spending on the National Health Service, schools and police, as well as the nationalization of railroads and utilities, have proven popular - but it would take a huge swing in ...

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  • Pound dives on fears UK election may produce no clear winner
Pound dives on fears UK election may produce no clear winner

It later recovered slightly, to $1.2780. The BBC's Nick Robinson wrote: "Everyone understandably cautious re exit poll but well placed Labour figure tells me reports from ground mean this sort of result possible". He told BBC News: "We've had our fingers burned by coalition, I don't need to tell you that, so I find it very hard to see how T...

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  • United Kingdom voters prioritize security in wake of attacks
United Kingdom voters prioritize security in wake of attacks

When May called the election seven weeks ago, she was seeking to capitalize on opinion polls showing that her Conservatives had a wide lead over Labour. Instead of forming an alliance with the coalition-skeptical Liberal Democrats , Labour could also join forces with the Scottish National Party to topple the Conservative Party.

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  • Netanyahu: Israel to keep security control over West Bank
Netanyahu: Israel to keep security control over West Bank

Stern said Israel wants to make a peace deal, but does not have a reliable Palestinian peer to work with. The "outside-in" approach is all the rage in Middle East peace process circles. It's unclear if the Kerry-era draft document is being used in efforts by the Trump administration to restart talks. "It is grossly misleading to examine only ...

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  • Police name gunman in Melbourne hostage-taking
Police name gunman in Melbourne hostage-taking

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he would speak with state leaders Friday about changing state laws, so that unsafe criminals like Khayre were not released from prison on early parole. "But he's also made statements last night around (rival organisation) al-Qaeda". Police earlier said they attempted to negotiate with him but Crisp said later ...

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  • UK election: What is a hung parliament?
UK election: What is a hung parliament?

The BBC/Sky/ITV poll suggested the United Kingdom is heading for a hung parliament , with Conservatives 12 seats short of the 326 they need for an absolute majority in the House of Commons. As the polls suggested a tightening race, pollsters spoke less often of a landslide and raised the possibility that May's majority would be eroded.

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  • Hawaii passes law committing state to Paris climate deal
Hawaii passes law committing state to Paris climate deal

Companies weighing investments that will last two or three decades will have to consider whether Trump — and presidential opposition to the Paris agreement— will be gone in January 2021. "The Paris Agreement is still strong, and countries and states will continue to propel renewables despite this decision". The repudiation of the Paris ...

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  • Exit polls suggest Conservatives losing majority, hung parliament in United Kingdom election
Exit polls suggest Conservatives losing majority, hung parliament in United Kingdom election

The Cabinet Manual drawn up in 2010 following the inconclusive result of that year's election states that the incumbent government is "entitled to wait until the new Parliament has met to see if it can command the confidence of the House of Commons, but is expected to resign if it becomes clear that it is unlikely to be able to command that confi...

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  • Corbyn's refusal to say he would push nuclear button 'really spine-chilling'
Corbyn's refusal to say he would push nuclear button 'really spine-chilling'

It would have been easy for me as prime minister to stay on and keep a hand on the job. The decline in support for the Conservatives coincided with a surprise announcement by May last month that she would make elderly people pay more for their social care, despite concerns that it could undermine support among aging, wealthy homeowners - a co...

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  • UK Election 2017 Result: Hung Parliament Spells Political Turmoil for Britain
UK Election 2017 Result: Hung Parliament Spells Political Turmoil for Britain

But if May has not secured a deal with another party by Monday morning, there will be pressure on her to call off the talks, particularly if Labour can show it can form a coalition with other parties to form a working majority and send Corbyn into Downing Street as Prime Minister.

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  • Schiff: 'Hard To Overstate The Significance' Of Comey Testimony
Schiff: 'Hard To Overstate The Significance' Of Comey Testimony

During his five-minute round of questions, Rubio also pressed Comey to clarify that he perceived Trump's "let this go" request as being limited to Flynn rather than the broader investigation of Russian influence. whether he was trying to get it stopped, and it seemed to me pretty clear that that's what was happening", Carpenter said. Trump ha...

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  • Newspapers react to shock United Kingdom exit poll
Newspapers react to shock United Kingdom exit poll

Even if Labour have fewer seats than the Conservatives, they have more choice in prospective coalition partners, so could be more likely to form a "progressive alliance". May, who went into the election with a reputation for quiet competence, was criticized for a lackluster campaigning style and for a plan to force elderly people to pay more for th...

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  • UAE says to jail Qatar sympathizers for up to 15 years
UAE says to jail Qatar sympathizers for up to 15 years

Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians live and work in the oil-rich Gulf, sending money back to their families that is more crucial now than ever, as Egypt is mired in an economic crisis following years of unrest. The United States, France and Russian Federation have called for dialogue while Turkey has defended Qatar and said it would further "deve...

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  • Government to follow court direction on bar issue
Government to follow court direction on bar issue

He added that the government is not ready to confront the court. Talking to reporters here, state excise minister T P Ramakrishnan said the liquor vends on Kannur-Kuttipuram national highways that were opened have been closed following a directive from the High Court.

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  • Trio detained by anti-terror police in east London following armed raids
Trio detained by anti-terror police in east London following armed raids

Two men aged 34 at 37 were held at separate addresses in Newham, while a third man aged 33 was arrested at an address in Waltham Forest. The full 50-second-clip emerged last night on social media and shows the scene at Borough Market, just yards from London Bridge where Saturday's attack began.

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  • Minute's silence causes controversy in Australia
Minute's silence causes controversy in Australia

June 8 at 13:00 in Adelaide at the stadium " Adelaide Oval ", the Australian team will take Saudi Arabia in the match of the 8th round of Asian selection for the World Cup . The Australian team lined up to observe the silence in the middle of the pitch, while Saudi players appeared to go about their pre-game routine. Football Federation ...

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