• Tories and Labour hold secret Brexit talks
Tories and Labour hold secret Brexit talks

May's party fell eight seats short of retaining their parliamentary majority, and is now in talks with Northern Ireland's ultra-conservative Democratic Union Party ( DUP ) - which won 10 seats - to forge an informal alliance. But after gambling away a majority in parliament in an election she did not need to call, Mrs May needs to unite a disillu...

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  • Travel ban: Where things stand and what comes next
Travel ban: Where things stand and what comes next

A second federal appeals court has upheld a decision blocking President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. In an 86-page opinion (pdf), three judges on the court said that the order violates laws that prohibit country-based discrimination, and that the government failed to explain how being a citizen of a certain country makes someone more pron...

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  • May to face grilling over poll setback
May to face grilling over poll setback

And the pressure on Mrs May has increased even further after the Government admitted that the Queen's speech would be delayed. Even though the country had split almost down the middle in last year's referendum - 52 percent to 48 - and continues to be closely divided, none of the major parties ran on a platform of reversing the public's decision...

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  • May apologises to own MPs for election 'mess'
May apologises to own MPs for election 'mess'

Any hope for a continuation of Tory rule looks set to depend on a consensus with the DUP , following last week's General Election result in which the Conservatives dramatically lost their majority. May plans a clean break from the EU, involving withdrawal from Europe's single market and customs union and limits on immigration from the EU. But ...

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  • Sanders allies emboldened by Labour's gains in UK election
Sanders allies emboldened by Labour's gains in UK election

On the other hand, they'll want to go on the attack against a deeply wounded Prime Minister and Government. But she is going to take a stab at forming a new government with the informal backing of the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland , which emerged from the election with 10 seats in Westminster.

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  • Nadal routs Wawrinka for record 10th French Open title
Nadal routs Wawrinka for record 10th French Open title

Nadal won all his nine previous final appearances in French Open , and Wawrinka won his first three Grand Slam finals, the 2014 Australian Open , the 2015 Roland Garros and the 2016 US Open . It was the Swiss player's 17th unforced error. He was again the champion , again unbeatable at the French Open . 53 - This is Nadal's 53rd clay-cou...

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  • Conservatives 'Begging for Her Blood' After British Voters Hand May an Upset
Conservatives 'Begging for Her Blood' After British Voters Hand May an Upset

The voting was held Thursday. "She's a zombie prime minister". May's Conservative Party won the most seats overall in the House of Commons, but fell well short of a majority . He said voters had rejected her Brexit plan. In a WhatsApp message to Conservative lawmakers, Johnson said: "Folks we need to calm down and get behind the prime minis...

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  • May unveils new Cabinet, appoints Damian Green as 'deputy'
May unveils new Cabinet, appoints Damian Green as 'deputy'

Meanwhile, Liz Truss was effectively demoted to Chief Secretary to the Treasury "attending Cabinet" from her previous role as Justice Secretary. Speaking about her choices for the Cabinet, May said: "I have brought in talent from across the whole of the Conservative party ".

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  • Theresa May set for crunch meeting with Tory MPs
Theresa May set for crunch meeting with Tory MPs

In a bid to stave off a leadership challenge, May has avoided making major changes to her Cabinet, leaving those most likely to challenge her for the leadership in the positions they held before last week's election. First Minister of Scotland , Nicola Sturgeon, has called for Theresa May to pause Brexit negotiations and to build a new cross-par...

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  • Qatar asks United Nations body to resolve Gulf airspace row
Qatar asks United Nations body to resolve Gulf airspace row

Although diplomatic observers are optimistic that a solution will soon be found, Arab countries allied with Saudi Arabia have so far taken a hard line on Qatar . Qatar, a country of 2.2 million people where citizens make up over 10 percent of the population, discovered the offshore North Field in 1971, the same year it became independent.

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  • Russian cyberattack on United States electoral systems more widespread than revealed
Russian cyberattack on United States electoral systems more widespread than revealed

Three people that Bloomberg describes as having "direct knowledge" of the federal Russian Federation probe said that the hackers gained access to software intended for poll workers to use on Election Day as well as to Illinois' entire state voter database.

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  • Gap on climate change unveiled at G7 ministerial meeting in Italy
Gap on climate change unveiled at G7 ministerial meeting in Italy

On June 1, President Donald Trump announced the United States is pulling out of the Paris climate accord. Trump has said that his administration would begin negotiations either to re-enter the Paris deal or set up a new agreement on "terms that are fair to the United States", which is the world's second biggest carbon emitter behind China.

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  • Spicer: Trump Has 'Fairly Unbelievable' Relationship With Merkel
Spicer: Trump Has 'Fairly Unbelievable' Relationship With Merkel

While underlining the need for continued good relations with US, Britain and Russian Federation, she added that "we Europeans must really take our destiny into our own hands". Various mainstream outlets have reported Merkel's comments as a slight against the Trump administration's foreign policy. Alongside Modi, Merkel said that while t...

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  • Comey testimony is done - now the spin begins
Comey testimony is done - now the spin begins

Trump Jr also said Comey's testimony "vindicated" the president and that everything in it was "basically ridiculous". Trump hinted on Twitter the other day that there may be recordings of his conversations with Comey, and Comey and a few of the Senators are now calling on the White House to release those tapes if they exist.

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  • Draymond Green remained in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco
Draymond Green remained in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco

Green was asked whether he regretted the comment. Even more importantly than text messages and Instagram posts, Green's style of play might resonant the most with young players. If you're coming to the game chanting at me, you're at home thinking about me. Yes, you can add the population of Cleveland to the list of people Green is at odds wit...

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  • Melania and Barron Trump Move Into White House
Melania and Barron Trump Move Into White House

Comey's testimony neither exonerated nor convicted the president, instead laying out a road map of questions for Mueller to follow about Trump's conduct, a path it could take Mueller months, even years, to follow. Legal experts questioned whether Trump's private encounters with Comey could be considered privileged. His tweet aside, Trump did not ...

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  • Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks
Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks

A year on from the referendum, Mogherini said in Prague "we still don't know the British position in the negotiations on Brexit". Merkel mused over Brexit: "When Great Britain is ready, we are ready to negotiate". May, who had called a snap election confident her Conservative Party would increase its majority and strengthen her hand in the Brexit...

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  • Leo: UK Shouldn't Get Too Close To DUP
Leo: UK Shouldn't Get Too Close To DUP

The Democratic Unionists and Sinn Fein made significant gains as the Ulster Unionists and SDLP were wiped off the Westminster map. "When I have an opportunity to speak to Prime Minister May I'll emphasise that as well, because our role as governments, here in Dublin and in London, is to act as co-guarantors and not to be too close to any part...

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  • Theresa May appears willing to shift on Brexit within Conservative Party
Theresa May appears willing to shift on Brexit within Conservative Party

May's authority has been weakened after her gamble in calling an early election backfired, leaving her increasingly dependent on fellow Conservatives who object to her plan for a clean break from the EU. Theresa May appeared contrite, Conservative MPs at the meeting said. "As far as I'm concerned that hasn't changed". "I don't detect any great ap...

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  • Mass food poisoning, 2 die at Mosul camp for displaced
Mass food poisoning, 2 die at Mosul camp for displaced

People began vomiting and complaining of stomach pains shortly after Iftar , the evening meal that Muslims eat to break their fasts during Ramadan. Hamoud said at least 300 people remain in serious condition. Rudaw also reported that the restaurant owner had been since arrested. "It is tragic that this happened to people who have gone through so...

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