• Ruth Davidson dismisses Scottish Tories breakaway claim
Ruth Davidson dismisses Scottish Tories breakaway claim

The Conservatives won 13 seats in Scotland , helping to prop up the party nationally after it lost a string of seats throughout England . The SNP had been braced for losses after its dramatic capture of 56 out of the 59 Scottish seats in 2015, but the casualties were heavier than anticipated and included such major figures as former First Min...

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  • Scottish independence dealt a blow
Scottish independence dealt a blow

May called the snap general election in an attempt to strengthen her hand in forthcoming Brexit talks - and quell the nationalists' ongoing agitation for a second independence referendum . Its voters deserted to the SNP in droves after the 2014 independence referendum, in protest both against its unionist alliance with the Tories and what many...

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  • French President Emmanuel Macron's party to win clear parliamentary majority: Polls
French President Emmanuel Macron's party to win clear parliamentary majority: Polls

Macron called to congratulate May, whose party won the most seats in parliament though it lost its majority status, and said he was "pleased that she would continue to be a close partner", a spokesman for May's office said. Third, regardless of the results, the election will signal a significant rearranging of the French political landscape and pos...

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  • Britain's May vows to stay on despite election blow
Britain's May vows to stay on despite election blow

Back in April, the Prime Minister called the election as polls pointed to a landslide result for the her party. The exit poll predicted the Conservatives would win 314 seats and the Labour Party 266, meaning no clear victor and a "hung parliament ".

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  • Trump Lawyer Reportedly to File Complaint Against Comey Over Shared Memos
Trump Lawyer Reportedly to File Complaint Against Comey Over Shared Memos

Realistically, I'm not sure Comey's testimony swayed anyone yesterday, but there were a couple of moments that indicated that Trump isn't out of the woods just yet. And Comey testified , the president pressured him to end the probe of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Mr Trump denies he asked Mr Comey for loyalty and tweet...

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  • Sessions offered in recent months to resign as attorney general
Sessions offered in recent months to resign as attorney general

Sessions was visiting to speak at a conference of leaders in US attorneys offices who oversee appeals. Former FBI director Mr Comey told the panel this week that he had asked Mr Sessions to "prevent any future direct communication between the president and me".

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  • White House Won't Confirm Or Deny Trump's 'Covfefe' Tweet Was A Typo
White House Won't Confirm Or Deny Trump's 'Covfefe' Tweet Was A Typo

The tweet went viral instantly, becoming one the most popular posts of the divisive US leader before it was deleted after almost six hours online. The word took social media by storm after the president tweeted about "constant negative press covfefe ".

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  • Jeff Sessions committed the one sin Donald Trump can't forgive
Jeff Sessions committed the one sin Donald Trump can't forgive

Trump has not stopped burning about the decision, in occasional spurts, toward Mr. Sessions. The committee "is the most appropriate forum for such matters, as it has been conducting an investigation and has access to relevant, classified information", he added.

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  • UK leader May strikes tentative deal with N Ireland party
UK leader May strikes tentative deal with N Ireland party

The development comes after May sent her Chief Whip Gavin Williamson to Belfast for talks with the DUP after the election. "That's not a matter for me", she said. The talks were in line with DUP leader Arlene Foster's "commitment to explore how we might bring stability to the nation at this time of great challenge", her party said in a statement.

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  • Donald Trump calls James Comey 'leaker', declares 'total vindication'
Donald Trump calls James Comey 'leaker', declares 'total vindication'

Trump is not under investigation by the FBI , according to reports, and Comey did not testify to anything regarding whether the president's campaign staff was working with Russian Federation to sway the 2016 election. "No I didn't say that", Trump stated abruptly, taking questions after meeting Romanian President Klaus Iohannis. President Donal...

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  • Consider President Trump's tweets to be 'official statements,' says Spicer
Consider President Trump's tweets to be 'official statements,' says Spicer

Fiorina, in a POLITICO "Women Rule" podcast released late Tuesday, meanwhile, advised Trump to "stop tweeting ", calling his posts on the social media platform "insulting" and "distracting". So. Um. Here's the thing. Later in the day on Tuesday, the Knight First Amendment Institute - a Columbia University-based legal group - issued President...

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  • Social media reacts to United Kingdom election results
Social media reacts to United Kingdom election results

She had hoped to boost the Conservatives' majority in Parliament and get a stronger mandate in negotiating the Brexit from the European Union . Just after noon, she was driven the short distance from the prime minister's offices on Downing Street to Buckingham Palace, where she asked Queen Elizabeth II for permission to form a government - a f...

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  • Tehran attackers were Iranians, committed terror attacks in Syria, Iraq - Iranian intelligence
Tehran attackers were Iranians, committed terror attacks in Syria, Iraq - Iranian intelligence

Zarif also alluded to Saudi involvement. "Iranian people reject such United States claims of friendship", Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted Thursday. "Terror-sponsoring despots threaten to bring the fight to our homeland", he said in another tweet. "Iran has achieved stability precisely as a result of the fight against terrorism and ...

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  • Trump offers to help resolve Qatar crisis
Trump offers to help resolve Qatar crisis

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia , Egypt, the UAE and several other countries cut their ties with Doha on Monday, accusing it of supporting armed groups and their arch-foe Iran - charges Qatar says are baseless. "We have great confidence in the president's ability to calm this crisis and to resolve it", Al Thani said in an interview. Asked for specifics ...

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  • Ostapenko sensationally won the Roland Garros
Ostapenko sensationally won the Roland Garros

Ostapenko, 20, is the first unseeded player to lift the Roland Garros title in the Open era and the first Latvian major champion in history. "It was my dream", said Ostapenko, who will rocket to 12th in the rankings. Halep's had been a resilient, battling effort that buckled only at the last under the torrent that came from the racket of the La...

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  • Up high? Too slow! Corbyn's high-five ends in awkward thud
Up high? Too slow! Corbyn's high-five ends in awkward thud

Between the results of a hung parliament following yesterday's election, and Theresa May's vow to form a government with the the Democratic Unionist Party, it's fair to say that it's been a pretty hectic 24 hours for United Kingdom politics.

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  • Fears man lost in river in London attack
Fears man lost in river in London attack

British officials have added security barriers along the sidewalks on eight bridges in London and are considering additional measures. "They believe two of the men are Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane , both from Barking, east London ".

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  • Macron confirms third French victim in London attack
Macron confirms third French victim in London attack

With flags at half-mast, the nation fell silent at 11:00am to remember the seven killed and dozens injured on Saturday night - a mourning ritual now grimly familiar after two previous terror attacks in less than three months. Officials in plain clothes searched the restaurant and questioned people who were there, the source said, adding that no arr...

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  • Another arrest in London attack investigation
Another arrest in London attack investigation

Bound with black tape, the 12-inch weapons which helped kill and maim revellers last Saturday were ceramic, possibly so the murderers could avoid metal detectors, police believe. One passerby was shot in the head by a police bullet. It's been a awful week since the London Bridge attack, but Dick takes some pleasure in the way the city's buzzy str...

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  • Owen Farrell boots British Lions to win over Crusaders
Owen Farrell boots British Lions to win over Crusaders

From 1998 through to 2008 they collected seven of the 11 titles on offer. I've got no qualms about the Crusaders getting beaten fair and square, but that's not a great advertisement for the game. A positive going forward is that at least they are creating chances as opposed to the sterile nature of the attacking gambits in the first two matches...

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