• Theresa May to form government with help of Democratic Unionist party
Theresa May to form government with help of Democratic Unionist party

Tim Farron, the current leader, retained his seat with only a narrow majority. It still wasn't enough to put Labour back into government, of course, but it did help take away the Conservatives' majority, and send them staggering for support into the arms of Northern Ireland's DUP, a deeply conservative party that fears all the wickedness of mod...

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  • Vettel fastest as Ferrari dominate final practice
Vettel fastest as Ferrari dominate final practice

Points leader Sebastien Vettel in the other Ferrari was third in the afternoon, following a morning session in which his back end spun out in Turn 6. Hamilton's Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff conceded earlier this week that they no longer hold the advantage in the title race. Stoffel Vandoorne finished just on the wrong side of the cusp in h...

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  • Theresa May seeks minority gov't with DUP after bruising election result
Theresa May seeks minority gov't with DUP after bruising election result

He added that Labour still lost the election, leaving his Nottingham East constituency with a Conservative government "they do not need" and the party with questions about how to convince voters it can move from "protesting about a government into being the government".

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  • EU fears Brexit delay, uncertainty after shock UK vote
EU fears Brexit delay, uncertainty after shock UK vote

Some compared her to her predecessor David Cameron, who sought to silence Eurosceptic fellow Conservatives by calling the referendum on European Union membership which ended his career and shocked Europe. But despite May's dire result, her message did resonate with some Brexiteers in Wakefield who wavered from the Labour party. "At this time,...

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  • Iran arrests 8 suspected of supporting Tehran attacks
Iran arrests 8 suspected of supporting Tehran attacks

As thousands of Iranians attended a funeral for the victims, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday's attacks would only increase hate for the USA and Saudi governments, according to state media. On Friday, the US embassy in Saudi Arabia issued a security notice to USA citizens recommending that they "exercise caution in places freque...

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  • Macron: Handshake Contest With Trump Was A Show Of Strength
Macron: Handshake Contest With Trump Was A Show Of Strength

At the Thursday summit, Trump shook Macron's hand intensely - and it prompted major social media scrutiny . While Italy hopes the G7 meeting on the cliffs of eastern Sicily will concentrate minds on Europe's migrant crisis, the British leader wants to set out her stall on measures to tackle the promotion and facilitation of radical ideologies on...

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  • How Trump responded to Comey calling him a liar
How Trump responded to Comey calling him a liar

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 reports. "No collusion. No obstruction". Comey said he told Trump in multiple conversations that he was not being personall...

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  • What's a hung Parliament? Implications of the United Kingdom election
What's a hung Parliament? Implications of the United Kingdom election

Only a small part of this vote reflected a nuanced critique of the European Union as an agent of market economics and job displacement. But May's botched announcement of a reform in funding for elderly care, a strong grassroots campaign by Corbyn and the terror attacks, which increased scrutiny of her time as interior minister, changed the game.

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  • Theresa May fights for survival ahead of Brexit talks
Theresa May fights for survival ahead of Brexit talks

The DUP agreed to supporting to the government on a "confidence and supply" basis, which would involve it supporting a Conservative minority government on key votes in parliament but not forming a formal coalition partnership. Visibly exhausted, May said that she obviously "wanted a different result" in Thursday's vote and that she is "sorry for ...

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  • Erdogan Ratifies Deployment of Turkish Troops to Qatar
Erdogan Ratifies Deployment of Turkish Troops to Qatar

Bahrain "stressed the necessity of Qatar's commitment to correct its policies and to engage in a transparent manner in counter-terrorism efforts", its official BNA news agency said. One such demand was to shut down Al Jazeera, which has been perceived as the foreign policy instrument of the Qatari Emir. "We lead the region in attacking the roo...

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  • United Kingdom government agrees outline deal with DUP for support
United Kingdom government agrees outline deal with DUP for support

But the ballot-box humiliation has seriously - and possibly mortally - wounded her leadership just as Britain is about to begin complex exit talks with the European Union. The Liberal Democrats said May should be "ashamed" of carrying on. The Democratic Unionist Party won 10 seats. The Tories needed 326 seats to win but fell short by eight.

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  • United Kingdom election: Brexit plans in disarray
United Kingdom election: Brexit plans in disarray

May's office has said that the most senior Cabinet members - including Treasury chief Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Amber Rudd - will keep their jobs, but she is expected to shuffle the lower ranks of ministers.

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  • Ending Crisis with Qatar Hinges on its Behavior
Ending Crisis with Qatar Hinges on its Behavior

Only an hour before, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had issued a very different message, calling on the Arab nations to immediately ease their blockade on Qatar. "The Embassy of India is monitoring the situation closely and is in touch with Qatari authorities to ensure the safety and security of Indian nationals in Qatar", it said.

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  • Hezbollah condemns Iran terror attack as death toll rises to 16
Hezbollah condemns Iran terror attack as death toll rises to 16

This the first attack conducted by ISIS in Iran, which is predominantly Shiite. Trump's statement is "counter-productive and further narrows the opportunity for engagement between the United States and Iran on countering a common enemy", said Ellie Geranmayeh, senior fellow with the European Council on Foreign Relations.

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  • Chemical weapons a red line in Syria, says Macron
Chemical weapons a red line in Syria, says Macron

That's a fact Macron freely addressed in the days leading up to the visit. "As for the bilateral relations, I would like us to continue and intensify these relations", Macron said . He said that's why he banned their reporters from his campaign headquarters during the race for the French presidency, which he went on to win May 7.

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  • Fears that DUP deal with May will result in concessions to unionism
Fears that DUP deal with May will result in concessions to unionism

The DUP and the Conservatives have been close political friends for a long time, but the reality of a civil partnership, and not a marriage between the two parties means May will now find herself beholden to a group of ten lawmakers in Northern Ireland , as she attempts to lead the country and commence Brexit negotiations without a parliament...

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  • Northern Ireland's DUP surge, could help Britain's May reach majority
Northern Ireland's DUP surge, could help Britain's May reach majority

Pinsent Masons financial services expert Alexis Roberts said: "The result might mean that the prospects of a soft Brexit increases, particularly if the new government decides it has to build more consensus in parliament to get its agenda through".

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  • Qatar won't back down in face of pressure: minister
Qatar won't back down in face of pressure: minister

Its foreign minister has struck a defiant tone in interviews, even after anxious residents emptied grocery stores in its capital of Doha as Saudi Arabia has blocked trucks carrying food from entering the country. Officials in Doha said they were surprised by the recent turn of events. Leaders in Doha also have supported al-Qaeda's Syria affil...

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  • Jelena Ostapenko, an Unseeded Power Hitter, Rallies to Win the French Open
Jelena Ostapenko, an Unseeded Power Hitter, Rallies to Win the French Open

Maiden grand slam finals are meant to be suffocating experiences but Jelena Ostapenko laid waste to that theory as she blasted past Simona Halep to win the French Open in audacious fashion on Saturday. Alexei Popyrin of Australia won the boys' title by defeating Nicola Kuhn of Spain 7-6 (5), 6-3. A year before that, she lost in the first round ...

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  • Theresa May promises a
Theresa May promises a "government of certainty" with DUP backing

May had called Thursday's early election to strengthen her hand in Brexit talks but instead lost the Conservatives' overall majority in Parliament. "As we do, we continue to work with our allies in the Democratic Unionist party in particular".

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