• 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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  • PM Theresa May reaches 'outline' power deal after election fiasco
PM Theresa May reaches 'outline' power deal after election fiasco

Earlier on Saturday May lost her two closest aides. And the goal of its campaign seemed to be not to get close even to winning the election but simply to avoid some sort of complete wipeout. "It was a self-inflicted error, a self-inflicted wound and it was something that was likely born out of a bit of taking the British public for granted", Brian ...

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  • May Still in Search of Deal to Form a Government
May Still in Search of Deal to Form a Government

At the start of the campaign, she was enjoying poll leads of 20 points or more over the main opposition Labour Party. "We are ready and able to put forward a serious programme which has great support in this country", he said, though the Labour leader conceded his party "didn't win the election".

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  • U.S. tells United Nations rights council to remove 'chronic anti-Israel bias'
U.S. tells United Nations rights council to remove 'chronic anti-Israel bias'

But first she will travel to Geneva , Switzerland to address the UNHRC, whose funding is under threat by the administration of President Donald Trump . In March, the US boycotted a session of the Human Rights Council for the same reason. John Fisher, the Geneva director of Human Rights Watch, said the only way for the United Nations rights ...

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"Comey is a leaker!" - Trump fights back against former Federal Bureau of Investigation head's testimony

The White House has seized on Comey's confirmation that Trump personally was not under investigation over his ties to Russian Federation to declare a victory of sorts. But while Republicans in general have continued to back the president, some have begun openly questioning and criticizing his actions. Cincinnati readers focused on Comey's conte...

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  • Russian official mocks Comey testimony
Russian official mocks Comey testimony

Louis Michael Seidman, a Georgetown University Law Center law professor, compared Trump's attempted intervention, as described by Comey , to actions taken by former President Richard Nixon. "What we're talking about is a sitting president of the United States and whether the administration took an action to fire the FBI director in a histo...

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  • United Kingdom police seeking missing attack victim find body in river
United Kingdom police seeking missing attack victim find body in river

He was the ringleader of the terrorists who ploughed into the pedestrians using a hired white van and stabbed several revellers in pubs leaving seven dead and 48 injured. The sister of 32-year-old James McMullan, from Hackney, east London , said he was believed to be among those who died, after his bank card was found on a body at the scene.

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  • UK Election: Conservatives Form Government with the Democratic Unionist Party
UK Election: Conservatives Form Government with the Democratic Unionist Party

With 649 of 650 seats declared, the Conservatives have won 318 seats. What the country needs more than ever is certainty, and having secured the largest number of votes and the greatest number of seats in the General Election, it is clear that only the Conservative & Unionist Party has the legitimacy and ability to provide that certainty by...

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  • Pelosi: Comey's disclosures on Loretta Lynch 'not such a big deal'
Pelosi: Comey's disclosures on Loretta Lynch 'not such a big deal'

Pelosi made the comment during a press conference, which is similar to the stance she took over Lynch meeting with former President Bill Clinton on an airport tarmac during the 2016 presidential election - while wife Hillary was being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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  • Defiant Trump accuses Comey of being a liar
Defiant Trump accuses Comey of being a liar

Detailing one-on-one talks with a sitting president - which under normal circumstances are private - Comey said he took painstaking notes for fear Trump might "lie" about the unusual encounters. In his testimony, Comey said that after he was sacked and Trump's May 12 tweet , he gave the memos to Richman with the intent that they be leaked to the ...

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  • Clinton: Trump unleashed 'dangerous' level of hate
Clinton: Trump unleashed 'dangerous' level of hate

She's basically pointing to the Trump campaign, saying that the dots are now being connected in the investigation."-More..." When asked about why Democrats lost in 2016 and Clinton's inability to take full responsibility for her election defeat, Perez said they were "focused on the future".

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  • UN Secretary General cautions Israel over Palestine
UN Secretary General cautions Israel over Palestine

The result: the total surface area of settler unit construction in the West Bank has doubled over the past 18 years. An alliance against Israel was building. Overall, the Arab countries endured massive and asymmetric losses: Egypt's casualties were more than 11,000; Jordan's 6,000; Syria's 1,000 and 700 for Israel.

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