• Northern Ireland's unionist kingmakers may help shape PM's Brexit
Northern Ireland's unionist kingmakers may help shape PM's Brexit

Arlene Foster became one of the most important women at Westminster without even standing for election. It was no accident - it was a message. The Tories needed 326 seats to win but fell short by eight. Nevertheless, on Friday UK bookmakers were still speculating about who would succeed her as the next Conservative leader. May also assumed t...

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  • Police appeal for information on knives used in London
Police appeal for information on knives used in London

The Ernesto brand knives are 12 inches long, and were found with tape wrapped around the handles and leather straps attached to them to keep the weapons on the attackers' wrists. After the London Bridge attack, Prime Minister Theresa May said that Britain was under threat from a new breed of crude copycat militants. 'On the radio, I could hea...

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  • Iran arrests seven suspects for supporting ISIS-claimed attacks
Iran arrests seven suspects for supporting ISIS-claimed attacks

The assaults "will only increase hatred for the governments of the United States and their stooges in the region like the Saudis", Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said. Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi has said Iran identified several jihadists, where they meet and where they hide. A separate terrorist group in the country was d...

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  • Trump Admin Asks Supreme Court To Reinstate Travel Ban
Trump Admin Asks Supreme Court To Reinstate Travel Ban

But in their appeal on Thursday, the Justice Department said determining what candidate Trump and his aides meant would require "judicial pscychoanalysis". Critics have called it a " Muslim ban", something Trump has denied. The majority opinion cited Trump campaign pledges to keep Muslims out of the country.

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  • Iran Claims Saudis Behind Twin Terrorist Attacks Despite Islamic State Claiming Credit
Iran Claims Saudis Behind Twin Terrorist Attacks Despite Islamic State Claiming Credit

That initial statement did not include Trump's allegation that Iran sponsors terrorism. Several senators had sought a delay in the vote until next week after the twin deadly attacks against Iran's parliament and the shrine of Iran's revolutionary leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini that killed at least 12 people.

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  • Gulf diplomatic crisis, Trump vs. Comey [International Edition]
Gulf diplomatic crisis, Trump vs. Comey [International Edition]

He said that the cutoff is hindering the fight against Islamic State and provoking food shortages. "We believe these are unintended consequences, especially during this holy month of Ramadan, but they can be addressed immediately". Turkey's president also called on Saudi Arabia to remove all sanctions on Qatar and open diplomatic talks. Bahrai...

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  • Donald Trump undercuts his own aides with travel ban tweets
Donald Trump undercuts his own aides with travel ban tweets

To overcome the legal hurdles, he replaced it with a new order in March. Conway would not say whether the president should apologize to Khan and, instead, argued that there's an "obsession with covering everything Trump says on Twitter and very little of what he does as president".

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  • Spaniard died of stab wounds in London attack
Spaniard died of stab wounds in London attack

In addition to the knives, police forensics teams recovered a number of wine bottles believed to be filled with flammable liquid and two blow torches. Mr Haydon said: "When I come back to Butt trying to get hold of a 7.5 tonne lorry - the effect could have been even worse". They had wrapped water bottles in grey tape to look like a suicide belt, ...

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  • Backed Syrian force attacks ISIS defacto capital Raqqa
Backed Syrian force attacks ISIS defacto capital Raqqa

Once Raqqa falls, Deir al-Zor province in eastern Syria will be ISIS' last major foothold in Syria and Iraq . "In addition to warplanes, there are coalition forces working side by side with the SDF ", he said. "We call on our family in Raqqa city to stay away from the enemy's centers and the clashes", said the SDF's statement on Tuesday...

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  • N.Ireland's DUP not commenting on reports of deal with Britain's May
N.Ireland's DUP not commenting on reports of deal with Britain's May

The protesters added that the Labour party leader is an honest and straight talking politician who should form the next government with progressive parties. Foster was also hopeful that authorities in Northern Ireland would receive additional powers and said that a "hard" Brexit, which means the loss of access to the single European Union marke...

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  • For Trump, a prosecution of Comey would be a disaster
For Trump, a prosecution of Comey would be a disaster

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I didn't say that. The president rebutted that exchange, saying it made "no sense" because "I hardly know the man". "And my judgment was, I needed to get that out into the public square", Comey said . "And some of the things he said just weren't true". Comey testified he arranged after his firing to surreptitiously share...

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  • DUP to support minority Tory government after 'confidence and supply' deal reached
DUP to support minority Tory government after 'confidence and supply' deal reached

The DUP is opposed to abortion rights and same-sex marriage. Instead, the result has sown confusion and division in British ranks, just days before negotiations are due to start on June 19. Echoing Oettinger's skepticism about negotiating with what could essentially be a lame-duck government in London , Michel Barnier, the European Union officia...

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  • USA calls on Arab states to ease Qatar blockade as crisis deepens
USA calls on Arab states to ease Qatar blockade as crisis deepens

Trump accused Doha of funding such groups at a "very high level" as Gulf states - led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE - launch a media and diplomatic war on Qatar. The U.S.is in a delicate position with Qatar, particularly given the significant American troop presence at several military bases. "The blockade is hindering United States militar...

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  • Syrian army, allies in southeast Syria reach Iraqi border - pro-Assad commander
Syrian army, allies in southeast Syria reach Iraqi border - pro-Assad commander

Syrian troops and allied militia in the southeast Syrian desert reached the Iraqi border on Friday, near the Tanf base where US special forces train local rebels to fight Islamic State , a pro-government commander said. The suspicion is that the drone was supplied by Iran, which has supported the Assad regime with troops and supplies. U...

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  • London Bridge attacker tried to rent larger truck to kill more people
London Bridge attacker tried to rent larger truck to kill more people

After Butt's payment was declined, the trio of terrorists rented the smaller van that they used to plow into crowds before jumping out of the vehicle and going on a stabbing rampage that left eight people dead and nearly 50 injured. Police raided Redouane's residence on Tuesday and said he had been renting it since April. Detectives believe the f...

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  • Angela Merkel expects Brexit talks to begin 'within days'
Angela Merkel expects Brexit talks to begin 'within days'

Mrs Merkel added she hoped Britain would remain a good partner following the talks, due to begin on 19 June . "We are ready for the negotiations". US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he expected all parties to find a resolution. Negotiations are now underway between Mexico and the European Union to update a trade deal signed in 1997...

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  • Angela Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after UK vote
Angela Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after UK vote

We want to do it quickly, respecting the calendar. She further said that during negotiations, European Union states would be "asserting the interests of members that will make up the future of the EU". "It is extremely important to defend the values we share", he said. Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt, who is president of the Alliance of Liber...

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  • DUP leader announces talks with Conservatives to form new government
DUP leader announces talks with Conservatives to form new government

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, who is gay, said she had received assurances from the prime minister over gay rights should the Tories and DUP strike a deal, ITV reported . The results of the UK's general election are in. but there wasn't a clear victor. In November 2015, the Northern Ireland Assembly voted in favour of same-sex marr...

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  • Germany prepared for Brexit negotiations, says Merkel
Germany prepared for Brexit negotiations, says Merkel

Angela Merkel has said Brexit negotiations should still go ahead as on schedule despite the political fallout in the United Kingdom from the General Election. "I assume that Britain, from what I heard from the prime minister today, wants to stick to its negotiating plan", Merkel told a news conference alongside President Nieto.

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  • Qatar Petroleum says production not impacted by Gulf crisis
Qatar Petroleum says production not impacted by Gulf crisis

He said no proof of any wrongdoing "has been presented to Qatar yet". Qatar is home to 11,000 U.S. troops and the Al Udeid Air Base , the main regional center for air operations against the terrorist group. Included on the list were Doha-based Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yusuf al-Qaradawi and Qatari-funded charities. "The previous em...

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