• France's Macron faces test in parliamentary elections
France's Macron faces test in parliamentary elections

Polling stations opened at 8:00 am (0600 GMT) on Sunday and will close in the largest cities at 8:00 pm (1800 GMT). Far-right politician Marine Le Pen , the runner-up in the last month's presidential election with 34 percent of votes, is hoping for a parliamentary breakthrough for her National Front party.

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  • Police release man held in connection with Manchester attack
Police release man held in connection with Manchester attack

Six people have since been released without charge. Images and video posted to social media showed officers making the arrest, and cars being towed from the forecourt. USA pop star Ariana Grande visited young fans injured in the suicide bombing on Friday night. The caption was simply a heart. Peter Mann, whose daughter Jaden was injured in the ...

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  • Jeremy Paxman hits May with brutal Brexit 'blowhard' jibe
Jeremy Paxman hits May with brutal Brexit 'blowhard' jibe

May and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn faced a live studio audience and a tough TV interviewer as the general election campaign moved to the airwaves. The renewal of Trident was "a conference decision by the Labour Party and as the leader of the party I accept the democracy of our party", the leader added.

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  • UK prime minister's aides quit after election fiasco
UK prime minister's aides quit after election fiasco

The main opposition Labour Party surpassed expectations by winning 262. A United Kingdom general election resulted in a hung parliament , meaning neither of the two main parties could form a majority. May's office has already said that the senior Cabinet members - Treasury chief Philip Hammond , Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Home Secr...

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  • UAE Says Qatar Must Commit to Re-examining Regional Policies
UAE Says Qatar Must Commit to Re-examining Regional Policies

Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates , Bahrain and Egypt on Monday snapped diplomatic relations with Qatar. UAE praised Trump's leadership in challenging Qatar's support for extremism. But at the Pentagon, N avy Captain Jeff Davis said only long-term military planning was affected. "There are ongoing efforts from friendly countries to contain ...

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  • Trump declares 'complete vindication' after Comey testimony
Trump declares 'complete vindication' after Comey testimony

Trump insisted on June 9 that he is being truthful and he is "100 percent" willing to testify under oath. FIRED FBI Director James Comey finally testified under oath before the Senate Intelligence Committee , armed with his contemporaneous memoranda he wrote immediately after each communication with President Donald Trump that made him fee...

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  • DUP denies it has made a deal with Theresa May
DUP denies it has made a deal with Theresa May

But, in order to gain a majority of seats in Government after a hung parliament, Prime Minister Theresa May has to make a deal with the anti-gay party. She continued: "I was there last summer, I made a very big intervention on why Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom where you can not have same sex marriage and it's an issue...

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  • British Prime Minister Theresa May's Top 2 Aides Quit
British Prime Minister Theresa May's Top 2 Aides Quit

The past year has seen plenty of surprises in Western politics following presidential victories for Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron in the United States and France respectively, while it is nearly 12 months since Britain voted in favour of exiting the European Union .

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  • Almost 20 Million Viewers Tune Into James Comey Testimony
Almost 20 Million Viewers Tune Into James Comey Testimony

The testimony, the L.A. Times noted, was so sensational and closely followed that even the four major networks - ABC, CBS , NBC and Fox - chose to air an event typically reserved for cable news outlets. "That was the thing that kept it for me that I had to do separately to protect the credibility of the investigation, which meant both the FBI ...

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  • Background details on all three London Bridge terrorists
Background details on all three London Bridge terrorists

All three were shot dead by police after they drove a hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge at around 10 p.m. before stabbing people in the area around the nearby Borough Market , killing seven people and injuring almost 50. Plots involving the group's followers include an attack on a Tel Aviv nightclub in 2003, an al Qaeda orchestrated plot...

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  • Erdogan Calls for Qatar Row to be Resolved by End of Ramadan
Erdogan Calls for Qatar Row to be Resolved by End of Ramadan

Moscow on June 10 called for dialogue to resolve the dispute . The goal of the troop deployment in the Turkish military base in Qatar "is to help foster security and stability across the Gulf", Cavusoglu said. Amnesty International warned Saturday of the "heartbreak and fear" being suffered by potentially thousands of ordinary individuals becau...

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  • British PM turns to NI to save Tory government
British PM turns to NI to save Tory government

Referring to the "strong relationship" she had with the DUP but giving little detail of how their arrangement might work, she said she meant to form a government which could "provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this critical time for our country".

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  • Conservatives Knock Off Scottish National Party Leader
Conservatives Knock Off Scottish National Party Leader

Some of its best known and most effective MPs. Therefore, the United Kingdom faces more political turmoil and this bodes ill given the prevailing political conditions between the United Kingdom and the European Union over the Brexit vote.

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  • Who are the DUP?
Who are the DUP?

The ruling Conservative party needs 326 seats to win an overall majority and guarantee that Theresa May would continue as Britain's Prime Minister. Theresa May is to head a minority Conservative government - propped up by the Democratic Unionists - after her General Election gamble backfired disastrously.

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  • Georgia GOP congressional candidate stuns opponent with one question
Georgia GOP congressional candidate stuns opponent with one question

Handel and Ossoff have downplayed the national significance of their matchup. "'If the movement against Trump is consistent, then you should put Georgia in blue by those numbers, ' said Stefan Turkheimer, a Democratic operative in Georgia".

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  • May to form government with DUP, retains top ministers
May to form government with DUP, retains top ministers

Under the deal, the DUP will vote with the government on confidence and supply but not enter a formal coalition. In a meeting with May on Friday (9 June), Davidson said she wants "categoric assurance" over the DUP's attitude to LGBTI people.

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  • Trump Says Comey Lying, Willing to Speak Under Oath
Trump Says Comey Lying, Willing to Speak Under Oath

Trump lashed out at Comey, branding him a "leaker" for indirectly providing to reporters the contents of memos summarizing their private conversations in the weeks before he was sacked. During nearly three hours of statements Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey described himself as "stunned" by Trump's "very disturbing" and "ve...

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  • Trump accuses ex-FBI chief James Comey of lying
Trump accuses ex-FBI chief James Comey of lying

The president said Comey's testimony on Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee mostly vindicated his previous claims about their interactions. Asked if he would testify under oath to Mueller, Trump said he'd be "glad" to tell him what he just told the press about Comey . "You are going to be very disappointed when you hea...

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  • Merkel assumes United Kingdom to stick with its Brexit talks plan after election
Merkel assumes United Kingdom to stick with its Brexit talks plan after election

There is also a hint of Schadenfreude about the fate of Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives, who put themselves in this dilemma by calling a referendum on membership of the European Union in the first place. "I thought surrealism was a Belgian invention", quipped Verhofstadt, a former Belgian prime minister. Brussels' chief negotiato...

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  • Pentagon: 3 US soldiers killed, 1 wounded in Afghanistan
Pentagon: 3 US soldiers killed, 1 wounded in Afghanistan

The US soldiers killed or wounded are Army Rangers. US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops have been at war there since 2001, after the ousting of the Taliban regime for refusing to hand over Osama bin Laden following the 9/11 attacks in the United States.

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