• Brexit to go on, says May as she forms minority government
Brexit to go on, says May as she forms minority government

With 649 of 650 seats declared, the Conservatives had won 318 seats and Labour 261 followed by pro-independence Scottish National Party on 34. 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 ...

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  • Alexandria police chief says five people taken to hospitals after shooting
Alexandria police chief says five people taken to hospitals after shooting

He said he saw Scalise "shot but moving, trying to drag himself out of the dirt into the outfield". "We are deeply saddened by this tragedy". Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Alabama), who witnessed the shooting, said at least 50 shots were fired from a semi-automatic rifle.

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  • United Kingdom ministers hold 'secret talks' with Labour to force soft Brexit
United Kingdom ministers hold 'secret talks' with Labour to force soft Brexit

Playing down the prospect of an immediate challenge to Mrs May's leadership, Brexit Minister David Davis - who has been touted as a contender to replace the prime minister - said speculation about her removal was "unbelievably self-indulgent".

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  • Massive fire engulfs high rise in London
Massive fire engulfs high rise in London

He said the building was "burning out of control", from the tenth floor onwards. The Grenfell Action Group , a community organization formed to oppose a nearby redevelopment project, has been warning about the risk of fire there since 2013.

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  • Ireland's Unionists Say Talks With UK Gov't Going Well, Hope for Success
Ireland's Unionists Say Talks With UK Gov't Going Well, Hope for Success

On Wednesday, the Times reported that Hammond - who was expected to lose his post as chancellor before May's authority was undermined by the election result - is pushing within government for the United Kingdom to remain in the customs union.

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  • Massive fire engulfs London apartment block, claims lives
Massive fire engulfs London apartment block, claims lives

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the fire has been declared a "major incident". More than 20 ambulance crews were at the scene. London Fire Brigade chief Dany Cotton said there had been "a number of fatalities" in what she called an "unprecedented" blaze.

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  • Trump Lawyer to File Complaint Against James Comey for Leaking
Trump Lawyer to File Complaint Against James Comey for Leaking

Trump also denied that he asked Comey for a loyalty pledge, asking "who would ask a man to pledge allegiance under oath?" Comey testified he had nine one-on-one conversations with Trump - and detailed each in memos just after they met for fear that the president would subsequently lie about their interactions.

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  • Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner To Remain In Jail Pending Trial
Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner To Remain In Jail Pending Trial

At one point she wrote, "I want to burn the White House down. find somewhere in Kurdistan to live". Winner, prosecutors say when confronted with the allegations, admitted to intentionally leaking the classified document and was arrested June 3 in Augusta, Georgia.

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  • Amnesty warns that May-DUP negotiations must not undermine abortion law reform
Amnesty warns that May-DUP negotiations must not undermine abortion law reform

Saying the " peace process should not be regarded as given ", the former Tory leader told the BBC . Commenting on whether the talks might result in the restoring of power sharing institutions due to the threat of the alternative of direct power controlled from Westminster by a government involved with the DUP, he said: "Well that might be a po...

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  • Several Trapped as Huge Fire Breaks out in London Apartment Building
Several Trapped as Huge Fire Breaks out in London Apartment Building

She said there were "a number" of fatalities. The London Fire Brigade said the cause of the fire is still unknown. They told AAP that a tower resident told them an exploding fridge had started the fire. Boutrig said her friend's brother, wife and children lived in the building and that her friend was waiting to find out if they were OK. "Ou...

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  • Sessions: Collusion Suggestions Are 'Appalling And Detestable'
Sessions: Collusion Suggestions Are 'Appalling And Detestable'

Asked about media reports that he had met with Kislyak on a third occasion at a Washington hotel past year, Sessions testified that did not remember meeting or having a conversation with the ambassador at the event. On June 13, Jeff Sessions had his turn in the hot seat, testimony that proves crucial when trying to understand Preside...

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  • Fatalities confirmed as huge fire rips through Grenfell Tower in west London
Fatalities confirmed as huge fire rips through Grenfell Tower in west London

More than 200 firefighters from north Kensington , Kensington , Hammersmith and Paddington and surrounding stations were at the scene with the blaze burning from the second to the top floor. I think he's OK. It was so intense that I went outside. You could hear a woman yelling: "Help, I have my kids". "There's nothing you can do but watch things ...

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  • Sir John Major is 'concerned wary and dubious' over DUP confidence deal
Sir John Major is 'concerned wary and dubious' over DUP confidence deal

One senior pro-EU lawmaker who attended a party meeting with May - and who herself opposed Brexit past year - said the prime minister told them she wanted to build a "consensus" on how to pull out of current arrangements with Britain's main trading partner."She recognised the different views in the party on Brexit and she also recognised the need t...

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  • Hard or soft Brexit? Either way, Theresa May can't win
Hard or soft Brexit? Either way, Theresa May can't win

British Prime Minister Theresa May got into her armoured Jaguar mid-morning on Friday and, with her husband Philip, was driven to Buckingham Palace, where she told the Queen that she would form a new government. "Running a country is more hard and she's formidably good at that". Verhofstadt also cast doubt on May's strategy, telling journalists...

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  • Grenfell Tower: Fears People Trapped As Fire Engulfs London Block Of Flats
Grenfell Tower: Fears People Trapped As Fire Engulfs London Block Of Flats

Tim Downie, who lives not far away, told Britain's Press Association that he feared the building could collapse. The cause of the fire is unknown at time of publication. British media reported that residents had become trapped in the upper floors and were desperately screaming for help as the fire spread through the building.

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  • 2 officers killed on prison bus, 2 inmates on run — Georgia manhunt
2 officers killed on prison bus, 2 inmates on run — Georgia manhunt

His voice shaking, he said, " I had their blood on my shoes ". After the shooting, the two prisoners carjacked a green 2004 four-door Honda Civic with Georgia license plate RBJ6601 . Two men matching the fugitive's description were seen entering a Family Dollar store. All the remaining inmates who were aboard the bus remained in custody, law enf...

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  • 4 takeaways from Sessions' feisty testimony to Congress about Russian Federation
4 takeaways from Sessions' feisty testimony to Congress about Russian Federation

Because Sessions refused to discuss any communications he'd had with Trump , most of Sessions's testimony covered fairly familiar ground. Rosenstein repeatedly conveyed his support for Mueller's role at a Senate hearing , held the morning after a close friend of President Donald Trump was quoted in a television interview as saying he was ...

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  • Senate Questions Jeff Sessions About Contacts With Russian Officials
Senate Questions Jeff Sessions About Contacts With Russian Officials

Sessions frustrated some committee members by refusing to answer questions about the president: Had Trump complained about his recusing himself, as reported in the press? "You raised your right hand here today and you said you would solemnly swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and noting but the truth.

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  • Atty. Gen. Sessions to testify next week in response to Comey hearing
Atty. Gen. Sessions to testify next week in response to Comey hearing

The Justice Department has said that while Mr Sessions was there, for a speech by Mr Trump, there were no meetings or private encounters. In letters Saturday to Senator Richard Shelby, Republican of Alabama, and Representative John Culberson, Republican of Texas, Sessions said he'd concluded that regardless of which committees he appeared before,...

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  • Diplomats say 'lame duck' Theresa May won't win concessions from the EU
Diplomats say 'lame duck' Theresa May won't win concessions from the EU

The negotiator made the comments at a press conference in Brussels in which he reminded the prime minister that Brexit "isn't just about the Tories" and that "everyone's voice should be heard". Delaying talks does not delay a Brexit. European governments have remained steadfast in their view that the United Kingdom can't have membership in the ...

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