• France votes for new parliament
France votes for new parliament

Saying "France is back", Prime Minister Edouard Philippe pledged to move ahead quickly with bold reforms to French worker protections and security policy. They had 314 seats in the last election but could end up with as few as 20 seats - and possibly no more than 35 - in the new National Assembly, pollsters projected.

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  • UK defense minister Fallon says government views on Brexit haven't changed
UK defense minister Fallon says government views on Brexit haven't changed

While the prime minister fought to win the support she needs to stay in power, she still told German Chancellor Angela Merkel she plans to start Brexit talks on schedule in a couple of weeks. "Tories turn on Theresa", said the pro-conservative Daily Mail . But Graham Brady, who chairs the influential 1922 Committee of backbench Conservative la...

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  • Australian officers injured in terror attack
Australian officers injured in terror attack

On Monday night, gunman Yacqub Khayre took a woman hostage in an apartment building in Brighton, 11km south-east of Melbourne's central business district after killing an employee in the foyer. Amaq said the attack was launched because of Australia's membership in a US-led coalition fighting against the armed group in Syria and Iraq. He had "a ...

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  • AG Jeff Sessions to appear before Senate intelligence committee
AG Jeff Sessions to appear before Senate intelligence committee

Sessions said he would send Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, to testify about the department's budget. Sessions had been due to appear Tuesday before the Senate Appropriations Committee about the Justice Department's budget for 2018, but said the switch of hearing was necessary as it had become clear he would be questioned about ...

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  • Emmanuel Macron's En Marche dominates in first round of parliamentary election
Emmanuel Macron's En Marche dominates in first round of parliamentary election

FN vice-president Florian Philippot admitted to "disappointment" and called on voters to "mobilise massively" for the June 18 second round. In the wake of far-right Marine Le Pen's qualification for the presidential runoff, the National Front party is expected to get its highest-ever score - but does not appear able to become the major oppositi...

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  • Merkel ready for Brexit talks, assumes UK sticking to its plan
Merkel ready for Brexit talks, assumes UK sticking to its plan

European Union officials have warned talks shouldn't be delayed and have expressed their fear that with the government weakened by the election result the talks could become even more complicated. "I have the feeling, because otherwise they would have given her a better vote". May, who had campaigned against Brexit past year, delivered her terms ...

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  • London mayor on Trump tweets: 'I really don't care'
London mayor on Trump tweets: 'I really don't care'

World leaders who stoop to attack municipal politicians in foreign cities look small, not that we can recall a precedent. We're gonna hold fast, and we're gonna keep calm and carry on.' Maybe we have to keep calm and actually do something. It was not clear whether Trump Jnr read Mr Khan's actual article before misconstruing the London Mayor's com...

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  • Israel advances plans for 1500 West Bank settler homes: Peace Now
Israel advances plans for 1500 West Bank settler homes: Peace Now

The Index also said that a large majority of the Jewish sector (65%) rejected the idea that Israel should have ceded conquered territories and launched negotiations with the Arab states for a comprehensive peace agreement immediately following the Six-Day War.

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  • Russia Calls For Dialogue In Qatar Diplomatic Crisis
Russia Calls For Dialogue In Qatar Diplomatic Crisis

Qatar meanwhile pledged those nations' citizens will have "complete freedom" to stay in the energy-rich country. "The. Republic of Mali calls on all parties to give priority to dialog.to resolve this dispute between Muslim brothers", it said.

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  • Comey testimony: Trump says vindicated, detractors allege obstruction
Comey testimony: Trump says vindicated, detractors allege obstruction

Mr Comey arranged the leak on May 15th after he was sacked and after the May 3rd hearing so it would not be in direct conflict with that testimony . PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I didn't say that. Comey told the Senate intelligence committee Thursday about several one-on-one interactions with the president, during which he said Trump pressed h...

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  • ITV: Boris Johnson stresses loyalty to UK PM May in leaked text
ITV: Boris Johnson stresses loyalty to UK PM May in leaked text

May's weakened position in the party ruled out big changes. After confirming on Friday that her top five ministers, including finance minister Philip Hammond , would keep their jobs, Ms May must name the rest of her team, who will take on one of the most demanding jobs in recent British history.

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  • Labour Party heading for a MILLION members after post-election joining surge
Labour Party heading for a MILLION members after post-election joining surge

He said: "She put her party before her country". "From hubris to humiliation", said the left-leaning Guardian. The strength of any deal looks set to be tested when the Commons meets, with Jeremy Corbyn vowing to try to bring down the Government by defeating May in Parliament and insisting: "I can still be prime minister".

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  • Day 3 of Cosby Trial
Day 3 of Cosby Trial

Constand said she was going to confront Cosby about the assault during an event he was hosting at his home for high school students. Agrusa questioned why Constand allowed herself to be alone with Cosby after the comedian had made advances on two occasions - touching her thigh one time, and trying to open her trousers another time.

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  • From the Devil to the DUP: 500000 sign petition against new government
From the Devil to the DUP: 500000 sign petition against new government

May's gamble in calling an early election backfired spectacularly, as her Conservative Party lost its majority in Parliament. The announcement came after May lost Downing St. The talks with the DUP leader Arlene Foster will be on "how best they can provide support" for Mrs May's government. Challenged if Labour could have won under another lead...

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  • Conservatives Left Scrambling After Losing Majority in British Parliament
Conservatives Left Scrambling After Losing Majority in British Parliament

Her detractors claim she was motivated to call early elections to take advantage of the Labour party's dismal polling results in addition to the party's infighting. With the complex talks on the divorce from the European Union due to start in 10 days, it was unclear what their direction would now be and if the so-called " Hard Brexit " taking...

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  • Trump Berates Qatar Over Alleged Terrorist Funding
Trump Berates Qatar Over Alleged Terrorist Funding

A move by four Arab states to blacklist dozens of figures with links to Qatar could squeeze liquidity at Qatari banks which get a significant amount of their funding from the region. Trump accused Qatar of being a "high level" funder of terrorism on Friday, even as the Pentagon and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cautioned against the militar...

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  • Qatar FM speeks with US Secretary of State
Qatar FM speeks with US Secretary of State

However, the optics of Qatari diplomats flying into Tehran days after the Saudi-led bloc cut ties would only inflame the current spat-something Qatar wants to avoid. He added: "I don't know in which century we are living". "We have always been silent about the irrational practices of the regime in Qatar", Sheikh Saud bin Nasser Al-Thani, a little...

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  • Riz Ahmed and other British artists react to hung parliament
Riz Ahmed and other British artists react to hung parliament

Labour's leftwing leader Jeremy Corbyn , once written off by his opponents as a no-hoper, said May should step down and that he wanted to form a minority government. May's snap election call was the second time that a Conservative gamble on the issue of Britain's relations with Europe backfired. "The Conservatives have not yet broken the Brit...

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  • Theresa May's top aides resign after United Kingdom election
Theresa May's top aides resign after United Kingdom election

Yesterday, she defended her proposals to govern with the DUP after the recent losses sustained by the Conservative Party . DUP leader Arlene Foster confirmed she will enter talks with May in an effort to pursue "stability" in Parliament, without giving further details on the conditions for the party's support.

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  • General Election: Corbyn 'would be PM if not for Scotland'
General Election: Corbyn 'would be PM if not for Scotland'

Dogus is willing to credit Corbyn. She was criticized for a lackluster campaigning style and for a plan to force elderly people to pay more for their care, a proposal her opponents dubbed the "dementia tax". But her party is deeply divided over what they want from Brexit and the result means British businesses still have no idea what trading rule...

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