• May says minority government talks 'productive', Brexit negotiation starts next week
May says minority government talks 'productive', Brexit negotiation starts next week

DUP leader Arlene Foster signalled that the party was likely to stay away negotiating on controversial issues when she meets with May on Tuesday. The chaos has also weighed on the pound, which has plunged nearly two percent since Thursday, and the government may have to delay the announcement of its policy plans to parliament .

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  • 'Anxiety and fear' over Tory-DUP deal: Sinn Fein
'Anxiety and fear' over Tory-DUP deal: Sinn Fein

It comes as the DUP continue to negotiate with the Conservative Party about forming a minority government, with further talks to take place this week. Exchanges at Stormont Castle on Tuesday are expected to be limited discussions between party officials. "Theresa May shouldn't be stitching up a new deal in secret", he said in a statement posted o...

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  • Senators condemn NK treatment of U.S. student
Senators condemn NK treatment of U.S. student

In March 2016, Warmbier was sentenced to a 15-year prison term with hard labor for allegedly stealing a political propaganda poster on January 2, 2016, during a tour of the country. North Korea regularly accuses Washington and Seoul of sending spies to overthrow its government to enable the USA -backed South Korean government to take control of the...

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  • Singapore PM's brothers to flee country as family feud deepens
Singapore PM's brothers to flee country as family feud deepens

The Prime Minister denied the allegations on Wednesday morning, saying he was saddened, and that the statement had hurt Kuan Yew's legacy. They added: "We feel hugely uncomfortable and closely monitored in our own country". She notes that the link to the statement on Lee Wei Ling's Facebook post alone has been shared more than 10,000 times. Separ...

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  • North Korea releases detained US student 'in coma'
North Korea releases detained US student 'in coma'

After his trial he was not seen again and Swedish diplomats, who represent United States citizens in the country, were denied access to him. "At the direction of the President, the Department of State has secured the release of Otto Warmbier from North Korea", Tillerson said in the statement .

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  • SNP losses mean independence vote 'unlikely' says Scottish Grocers Federation
SNP losses mean independence vote 'unlikely' says Scottish Grocers Federation

The party had banked on widespread Scottish anger with the result of the 2016 Brexit referendum, which was opposed by 62% of Scots, to force through another attempt to leave the Union with the idea of re-joining Europe as an independent nation.

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  • Cornyn focuses on Comey, Clinton emails in Sessions' Senate hearing on Russian Federation
Cornyn focuses on Comey, Clinton emails in Sessions' Senate hearing on Russian Federation

Sessions' testimony will begin at 1:30 p.m. Mr Sessions was questioned about contacts he had with the Russian ambassador and other officials during the 2016 campaign. But Sessions said Tuesday that he agreed that "the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice needed to be careful to follow department policies regarding appr...

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  • Mattis: New Afghanistan strategy coming 'mid-July'
Mattis: New Afghanistan strategy coming 'mid-July'

The chairman told the senators that over the next five years, the United States risks losing its ability to project power - arguably the most crucial military advantage the United States has. Despite the uncertainty about USA operations in Afghanistan, though, American troop presence is still an insurance policy against another 9/11, Mattis tol...

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  • United States student released by North Korea is in coma, family say
United States student released by North Korea is in coma, family say

A North Korean foreign ministry official, requesting anonymity because no formal North Korean statement had been released, said only that Warmbier was released and left the country Tuesday. - Hyeon Soo Lim, pastor of a Toronto church, was sentenced in December 2015 to life in prison for harming the dignity of North Korea's leadership and trying...

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  • Pakistan striving for consistency against England
Pakistan striving for consistency against England

It was truly a nerve-wracking encounter between two teams who made quite a few errors in the game. Their issue is fielding, which has never been Pakistan's strength, and it could cost them the game against England , as the home side have players who can win match singlehandedly from a hopeless situation.

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  • Death toll from Bangladesh landslides rises to 134 after heavy rain
Death toll from Bangladesh landslides rises to 134 after heavy rain

Disaster Management Ministry official G.M. Abdul Quader said that they received highest casualty information from Rangamati district, around 391 km from capital Dhaka . "We need to accomplish a crucial task of resuming Chittagong's road communications with Bandarban and Rangamati and Bandarban alongside salvaging the landslide victims", a Disast...

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  • Sessions to testify publicly before Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday
Sessions to testify publicly before Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday

While addressing the United States congressional hearing days ago, Comey said Trump fired him to try to undermine the agency's investigation of possible collusion by his campaign with Russia's alleged efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election.

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  • Rosenstein Says He Wouldn't Fire Special Counsel Without Good Cause
Rosenstein Says He Wouldn't Fire Special Counsel Without Good Cause

After responding that he had not, Rosenstein reassured Shaheen of his confidence in the process. Robert Mueller isn't a contestant on The Apprentice. Ryan said the smartest thing for the president to do would be to let the investigation continue and be vindicated.

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  • Man arrested after crashing into banks, Crown Casino in Melbourne
Man arrested after crashing into banks, Crown Casino in Melbourne

Police have released an image of a man they wish to speak to. Footage shows the white Honda mounting the crowded footpath on Swanston Street and then speeding down the pavement as shocked pedestrians run and jump out of the way. A high-speed police chase has taken place in Melbourne's CBD with a driver narrowly missing pedestrians on Spencer Stre...

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  • Russian feminists take on a big role in protests
Russian feminists take on a big role in protests

The protest Monday was part of a day of demonstrations throughout Russian Federation spearheaded by Alexei Navalny , the anti-corruption campaigner who has emerged as Russia's most prominent opposition figure and who has announced he intends to run for president next year.

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  • Sessions heatedly denies improper Russian Federation contacts
Sessions heatedly denies improper Russian Federation contacts

Sessions told the Senate Intelligence Committee he could not discuss his conversations with Trump because they were private. "I was your colleague in this body for 20 years, and the suggestion that I participated in any collusion or that I was aware of any collusion with the Russian government to hurt this country, which I have served with honor...

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  • Key takeaways from Attorney General Sessions' testimony
Key takeaways from Attorney General Sessions' testimony

Sessions repeatedly refused to discuss private conversations with Trump on a wide variety of topics. Sessions' clash with the Democratic senators was the latest chapter in a saga that has dogged Trump in his first five months as president and distracted from his domestic policy agenda including major healthcare and tax cut initiatives.

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  • Strife-Torn City Hit by Blasts on Philippines Independence Day
Strife-Torn City Hit by Blasts on Philippines Independence Day

But the question remains as to how US Special Forces teams gained local authorization to join the fight, indicating that Filipino military assets made the call, and did so behind Duterte's back . He also urged the House leadership to immediately schedule a hearing on this resolution. The Palace confirmed on Tuesday that it knew of the Maute grou...

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  • UK's May cracks joke about election disaster
UK's May cracks joke about election disaster

The Evening Standard edited by Tory former chancellor George Osborne, and the Daily Telegraph, have reported that Cabinet ministers have initiated talks with Labour MPs to secure cross-party backing for a softer Brexit . May's weakness means she must now listen to all shades of opinion on Brexit as she goes into Britain's most complex negoti...

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  • Jeff Sessions: Russia collusion claim 'detestable lie'
Jeff Sessions: Russia collusion claim 'detestable lie'

Follow the livestream here and keep up with our liveblog below. Sens. Al Franken of Minnesota and Patrick Leahy of Vermont have sought an FBI investigation and have requested to be briefed on what the bureau knows about any such encounter.

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