• Brexit negotiations will start on Monday, UK govt confirms
Brexit negotiations will start on Monday, UK govt confirms

It is thought the DUP will eventually agree a deal with the Tories as the two parties have enjoyed close ties over the years, but ultimately because the Unionists are unlikely to want a Republican Sinn Fein-backed Jeremy Corbyn as the next Prime Minister.

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  • Chanting 'we want justice', protesters storm town hall after deadly London fire
Chanting 'we want justice', protesters storm town hall after deadly London fire

There were also angry scenes outside the offices of the Kensington and Chelsea council, which was responsible for managing the 1970s social housing block, in a working-class enclave in one of London's richest areas. The monarch and her grandson, Prince William, paid a visit to the Westway Sports Centre in White City, West London , on Friday....

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  • Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87
Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87

Chancellor Angela Merkel was due to speak around 1700 GMT in Rome. "In Russia, he will be remembered as a principled advocate of friendly relations between our countries", Putin said. Kohl considered Konrad Adenauer - West Germany s visionary first chancellor , who allowed the nation to make a fresh start after World War II - as an ideologica...

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  • Philip Hammond to prioritise economic prosperity in Brexit talks
Philip Hammond to prioritise economic prosperity in Brexit talks

The two leaders will hold their bilateral dialogue as they attend a France vs England worldwide friendly football match. "We believe that the withdrawal process can not be concluded without the future relationship also being taken into account".

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  • Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1 - Team Scalise
Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1 - Team Scalise

A member of Scalise's staff read a statement from Jennifer Scalise , the congressman's wife. The first pitch was thrown by one of the two heroes of the shooting , member of the Capitol Police David Bailey , who along with colleague Crystal Griner are credited with taking down the gunman .

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  • 'Further expenses' will be covered for Grenfell Tower victims, Government vows
'Further expenses' will be covered for Grenfell Tower victims, Government vows

Tensions were high two days after the overnight fire gutted the huge housing block, killing at least 30 people and leaving dozens missing and hundreds homeless. The Independent reports that Saye posted to Facebook at 3 am Wednesday that she and her mother were trapped in their apartment, and asked people to pray for them.

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  • Mueller Hires 13 Attorneys to Join Russia Probe
Mueller Hires 13 Attorneys to Join Russia Probe

The BBC reports that Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein , wrote a memo the White House used to justify the firing of the ex-FBI chief. Confidants and advisers close to Mr Trump said his fury was mounting at the probe and he had been yelling at TV sets about its press coverage.

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  • DUP Arrives Westminster For Talks With British PM
DUP Arrives Westminster For Talks With British PM

The 1998 Good Friday Agreement - also referred to as the Belfast Agreement - commits the United Kingdom and Irish Governments to demonstrate "rigorous impartiality" in their dealings with the different political traditions in Northern Ireland .

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  • Sinn Fein bears Queen no ill will, says Gerry Adams
Sinn Fein bears Queen no ill will, says Gerry Adams

Northern Ireland has been without a powersharing executive since March and without a first and deputy first minister since January. The ceremonial event features the Queen's Speech, where the monarch sets out the British government's legislative programme for the coming year.

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  • Former minister warns PM faces
Former minister warns PM faces "strong, hard negotiators" as DUP talks continue

Conservative MP Bob Stewart said it was unlikely the party would oppose the Conservatives at Westminster anyway. Mrs May needs the votes of the DUP's 10 MPs to prop up her minority administration as she hopes to steer government business, including crucial measures on Brexit, through the Commons.

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  • May close to pact with DUP after Downing Street talks
May close to pact with DUP after Downing Street talks

May said on Tuesday that talks with the DUP had been productive - a view shared by DUP leader Arlene Foster - and that Brexit negotiations would begin as planned next week. "That means we need to proceed with the maximum possible consensus and that we also need to make sure that the concerns of people who voted Remain, many of whom now actual...

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  • Dems, GOP join on ballfield as they don't in Congress
Dems, GOP join on ballfield as they don't in Congress

Scalise's life. On that day, a man later identified as the attacker approached Rep. Jeff Duncan of SC in the parking lot of the Alexandria, Virginia, ballfield, asking him, "Excuse me, sir, who's practicing today, Democrats or Republicans? " as Duncan recalls the encounter.

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  • Speaker Ryan visits wounded lawmaker at hospital
Speaker Ryan visits wounded lawmaker at hospital

On Thursday evening the hospital announced that Scalise had another surgery related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg. One day after the Capitol Police officer was injured protecting congressmen and aides from a gunman, Bailey drew a loud cheer from the crowd as he put aside his crutches to throw out the first pitch at t...

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  • CNN files lawsuit seeking Comey's Trump memos
CNN files lawsuit seeking Comey's Trump memos

Allegations Kushner's finances are being studied as part of the investigation come after it was reported last month the team behind the probe were examining meetings he had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and a Russian banking executive late previous year during the presidential transition.

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  • DUP agreement will end 'no deal' Brexit talk
DUP agreement will end 'no deal' Brexit talk

Mr Verhofstadt said that a year on from the European Union referendum in the United Kingdom , it was time to start Brexit negotiations, due to kick off on June 19, amid speculation they could be delayed by fallout from last week's General Election .

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  • Putin: more United States sanctions would be harmful, talk of retaliation premature
Putin: more United States sanctions would be harmful, talk of retaliation premature

Although " Russia must be held accountable for its meddling in US elections", Tillerson told House Foreign Affairs Committee members, "I would urge Congress to ensure any legislation allows the president to have the flexibility to adjust sanctions to meet the needs of what is always an evolving diplomatic situation".

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  • Congressman in critical condition after third surgery following shooting
Congressman in critical condition after third surgery following shooting

But Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the House of Representatives, criticized some Republicans who have blamed the shooting on vitriol from the political left. However, members said the shooting served as the best motivator for both parties to come together and play ball. David Bailey, a Capitol Hill police officer who was part of Scalise's se...

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  • Ireland just elected its first openly gay prime minister
Ireland just elected its first openly gay prime minister

Adding: 'I'm not a half-Indian politician or a doctor politician or a gay politician for that matter. But Varadkar's parents actually met during the 1960s in England, where his father worked as a doctor with his mother, who worked as a nurse.

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  • US, Japan search for 7 Navy sailors, puzzle over ship crash
US, Japan search for 7 Navy sailors, puzzle over ship crash

Earlier, a USA official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said initial reports indicated multiple injuries aboard the destroyer. Two other crew members suffered cuts and bruises and were evacuated. The collision with the container ship ACX Crystal took place around 2:30 a.m. Saturday local time. However, a spokesman for the United States 7th F...

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  • Price Said He Hasn't Seen Senate GOP's Health Bill
Price Said He Hasn't Seen Senate GOP's Health Bill

Republicans won a court judgment against President Obama over the payments, saying he was making them despite Congress refusing to appropriate the money, so Mr. Collins said he hopes the Medicaid change will be in the Senate version. The Senate bill has to gain the support of its centrist members. A possible compromise may be a longer off-ram...

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