• Putin critic sentenced to 30 days over unsanctioned protest
Putin critic sentenced to 30 days over unsanctioned protest

A judge sentenced Navalny after midnight for "staging an unsanctioned rally", the Associated Press reported. Authorities have said the protest is illegal. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer condemned the arrests and called on Russian Federation "to release all peaceful protesters". "He wanted to show the world that enough is enough and h...

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  • Brexit Talks May Not Begin On June 19
Brexit Talks May Not Begin On June 19

The Conservative Party failed to win a majority of seats in the House of Commons, which left a hung parliament. "It's just how long she's going to remain on death row". Davidson and the 13 Scottish Conservative MPs are travelling to Westminster Monday to underline their significance: without these seats May would have no chance of forming a gov...

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  • United Kingdom says Brexit talks to go ahead as scheduled
United Kingdom says Brexit talks to go ahead as scheduled

After the snap election left her leading a minority government , her subsequent loss of authority and apparent weakness within the party meant many people were left in their existing roles . The visibly weakened premier denied she was feeling "shell-shocked" after her election gamble backfired. "Most people in the United Kingdom won't forgive ...

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  • James Comey's testimony leaves an unanswered question about Jeff Sessions
James Comey's testimony leaves an unanswered question about Jeff Sessions

KARL: So he said those things under oath, would you be willing to speak under oath to give your version of those events? Several current and former Trump aides said they were especially concerned about Mr. If that's not trying to influence an election, I don't know what is. Trump said there was "no collusion, no obstruction" and that "Co...

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"Hard Brexit" plan is dead in the water: Scotland's Sturgeon

Speculation has been rife in Westminster that the State Opening of Parliament could be delayed after the Prime Minister's official spokesman declined to confirm it would go ahead as scheduled on June 19. "It is an opportunity, perhaps - I know the arithmetic, I am not blind to the hurdles - but it perhaps means an opportunity for a progressive alte...

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  • Irish premier warns May not to put Good Friday Agreement at risk
Irish premier warns May not to put Good Friday Agreement at risk

That could be done this time tomorrow morning or dinner time today. "We made clear at the beginning of these talks that James Brokenshire is not an acceptable chair". The Prime Minister explained that she is working towards a confidence and supply deal with the DUP which would provide stability and certainty for the United Kingdom going forward.

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  • US, Kuwait step up efforts to end Qatar blockade
US, Kuwait step up efforts to end Qatar blockade

The news of Qatar's ransom comes after Saudi Arabia , Egypt, the United Arab Emirates , Bahrain , and a powerful military leader in Libya all severed ties with Doha . In a day of mixed messages and chaotic diplomacy, Tillerson emphasized the economic, humanitarian and military damage he said the blockade was inflicting.

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  • Election debacle leaves United Kingdom govt in minority on eve of Brexit talks
Election debacle leaves United Kingdom govt in minority on eve of Brexit talks

The South Cambridgeshire MP told LBC: "Frankly, if a leader picks people who advise them so badly, and can not see that they are being advised so badly, then that tells me, I'm afraid, that that's not the leader that we need". "I hope we never hold referendums on anything ever again", added pro-E.U. former Conservative finance minister Ken Clarke. ...

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  • US opts out of G7 pledge committing to Paris climate accord
US opts out of G7 pledge committing to Paris climate accord

Merkel is hosting the G20 meeting in July. "No, I did not say that", Trudeau said. The prime minister's office claims the article is incorrect, and plans to ask the publication for a correction. "Our hope is that together with big emerging economies we can turn our commitments into action - boldly enough and quickly enough - to protect the most...

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  • President Trump willing to testify about James Comey conversations
President Trump willing to testify about James Comey conversations

On the witness's claim that Mr Trump asked him over dinner for his loyalty, Mr Kasowitz said: "The President never told Mr Comey 'I need loyalty, I expect loyalty, ' in form or substance". "That was an excuse by the Democrats who lost an election that some people think they shouldn't have lost, because it's nearly impossible for the Democrat...

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  • Angela Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after United Kingdom vote
Angela Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after United Kingdom vote

Scottish Conservatives' leader Ruth Davidson, whose influence has grown dramatically with the election of 13 Tories north of the border, has already broken cover to say "this isn't just going to be a Tory Brexit". "I have the feeling, because otherwise they would have given her a better vote". "Britain is a member of North Atlantic Treaty Organ...

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  • Conservatives lead, but Labour gains big in British election
Conservatives lead, but Labour gains big in British election

The Conservatives won 318 House of Commons seats in Thursday's election, eight short of an outright majority . Mrs May faced calls from within her own party to consider her own position after the election, which she brought forward by three years in the hope it would deliver her a comfortable Commons majority, ended with Labour making significan...

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  • Palace: PH welcomes help from other countries on Marawi siege
Palace: PH welcomes help from other countries on Marawi siege

They have killed scores and captured the parents of two brothers who started the group. An estimated 250,000 people have been displaced in the ongoing battles. Mindanao has always been a hotbed of insurgencies, with numerous armed groups operating outside government control. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Monday told an infantry division in...

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  • Theresa May 'promises to get Tories out of the mess she created'
Theresa May 'promises to get Tories out of the mess she created'

Ruth Davidson , the influential leader of the Conservatives in Scotland, which voted heavily to remain in the European Union past year and where May's party won rather than lost seats on Thursday, called for a deal that put "economic growth first" and said after the meeting with May that the Brexit policy could change.

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  • Karnataka denying right of way to Southern power grid: Piyush Goyal
Karnataka denying right of way to Southern power grid: Piyush Goyal

The minister also mentioned that the ministry is doing its job to revive the stalled and stressed thermal projects in the country and looking for a comprehensive solution for the same, "We have come close to a resolution mechanism for the stressed power assets and already had extensive discussion with bankers and stakeholders", said Goyal.

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  • Three Fort Campbell Soldiers Killed in Gunfire in Afghanistan
Three Fort Campbell Soldiers Killed in Gunfire in Afghanistan

According to an Afghan official, coalition forces killed one man and his 2 sons in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan . In Washington , White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer spoke about the deaths at his regular press briefing Monday.

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  • Another blockade from U.S. appeals court — Trump Travel Ban
Another blockade from U.S. appeals court — Trump Travel Ban

Critics of the ban see it as a pretext for banning the entry of Muslims, a step Trump called for in his campaign. The president tweeted, "We need the travel ban as an extra level of security". "Here, the President has not done so". Much to the dismay of his lawyers , Trump hasn't been shy about expressing how he really feels about the travel ban...

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  • Lawyers, Whistleblowers: Comey's Release of Memos Methodical
Lawyers, Whistleblowers: Comey's Release of Memos Methodical

Trump said on Friday that he would be " 100 percent " willing to testify under oath to special counsel Robert Mueller , who was tapped to lead the investigation into Russian election meddling. Asked for his reaction to the events of this week, including his testimony in the Senate on Thursday, Comey answered, "You can ask, but I'm not going to tal...

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  • Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after United Kingdom election
Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after United Kingdom election

The Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ) is the largest unionist political party in Northern Ireland . "The talks so far have been positive". The relationship between the church and party has weakened over time: Paisley's successor as party leader, Peter Robinson, was a member of the Free Presbyterians, but the current DUP leader, Arlene Foster ...

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  • British Prime Minister Theresa May To Face Party Lawmakers After Election Disaster
British Prime Minister Theresa May To Face Party Lawmakers After Election Disaster

Several challenges await May's new government in the days to come. May is due to begin Brexit negotiations with Brussels on June 19 in a weaker position than before the June election. Corbyn believes that without an outright majority s May's position is vulnerable and he intends to oppose the Queen's Speech in an attempt to bring down her...

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