• Labour advance in United Kingdom election inspires a Bernie Sanders supporter
Labour advance in United Kingdom election inspires a Bernie Sanders supporter

The British pound fell more than 2% to $1.2642 on Friday, as markets reacted to the political uncertainty of the election results. Steven Fielding, a professor of politics at the University of Nottingham, called her "a zombie prime minister".

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  • A Record 65.6 Million People Are Now Displaced Worldwide, Says UNHCR
A Record 65.6 Million People Are Now Displaced Worldwide, Says UNHCR

This report was released the day before World Refugee day , which is June 20th. "By any measure this is an unacceptable number", said UN High Commissioner Filippo Grandi, urging " solidarity and a common goal in preventing and resolving crisis".

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  • Theresa May pledges 'humility and resolve' ahead of Queen's Speech programme
Theresa May pledges 'humility and resolve' ahead of Queen's Speech programme

He also offered condolences on behalf of the Irish people and the Irish government to all those affected by the recent tragedies in London . "We passed the Grenfell Tower on the way in and saw the destruction that has occurred there". During his day in Belfast, he will meet Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire and will also hold meetin...

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  • Obamacare repeal imminent in Congress: Pence
Obamacare repeal imminent in Congress: Pence

Democrats , and Republicans such as Ohio Gov. John Kasich , have expressed disappointment at the schedule - given that it means the Senate would vote on the measure without a single Senate committee hearing on the legislation. "I put it in the we'll see category", Hoeven said of the timetable. And now they've gotten kind of weak-kneed and I ...

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  • Pakistan players dominate ICC Team of the Tournament
Pakistan players dominate ICC Team of the Tournament

Pakistan today jumped two places to sixth in the ICC ODI team rankings following their title triumph at the Champions Trophy while the finalists India remained at number three. "I think it's a very proud moment for me, my team and my country". India, the runners-up of the tournament, are one rating point behind Australia .

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  • German parliament backs plans to withdraw troops from Turkey
German parliament backs plans to withdraw troops from Turkey

Mustafa Yeneroglu, a Turkish lawmaker representing the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), told Sputnik that the decision to ban German lawmakers from entering the base was made due to the threat posed by politicians who supported the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), a group listed as a terrorist organization in Turkey.

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  • Senate GOP Health Care Bill Would End Obamacare Penalties and Taxes
Senate GOP Health Care Bill Would End Obamacare Penalties and Taxes

Once the plan is unveiled, Senate Republicans will face a skeptical public that thinks the House version would be harmful for low-income Americans and people with pre-existing health conditions, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday.

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  • Russia Cancels Diplomatic Meeting in Wake of US Sanctions
Russia Cancels Diplomatic Meeting in Wake of US Sanctions

The Russian Foreign Ministry on June 21 quoted Ryabkov as saying the cancellation was a response to a new round of US sanctions against Russia announced by Washington on June 20. State Department said it regretted the Russian cancellation, but remained open to future discussions to try to bridge bilateral differences. Tass news agency quote...

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  • No sign of a deal between the DUP and Conservatives
No sign of a deal between the DUP and Conservatives

The newspaper reports that High Court judges might be asked to access whether a "confidence and supply" arrangement between the Conservatives and the DUP would be a breach of the United Kingdom government's requirement to exercise "rigorous impartiality" in regards to Northern Ireland , as outlined in the Good Friday Agreement (1998).

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  • May and Macron to target internet giants over
May and Macron to target internet giants over "poisonous" online extremism

The two leaders met for a working dinner before together attending a France vs England friendly soccer match at the Stade de France stadium in Paris . As part of this plan, social media companies will be pressed to do more. Macron said he wants the negotiations to be led and coordinated by a European mission.

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  • Modi performs yoga with the masses, sets new record
Modi performs yoga with the masses, sets new record

Proponents of the exercise say it is a 5,000-year-old physical , mental and spiritual practice with origins in India . Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight expressed gratitude to the people across the world who participated in the International Day of Yoga (IYD).

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  • Trump Mocks Democrats After Election Losses
Trump Mocks Democrats After Election Losses

Was the late break towards Handel a straightforward matter of late-deciders in a Republican district coming home to the party or was there something more to it? Political commentator Tucker Carlson nailed it: "Democrats still have no idea why they keep losing elections".

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  • North Korea front and center at US-China dialogue
North Korea front and center at US-China dialogue

Warmbier's parents said they believe their son was subjected to "awful, torturous mistreatment" by the North Korean regime. No cause of death has been determined for Warmbier, 22, who was detained for almost a year-and-a-half in North Korea before being sent home in a coma last week.

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  • Kerala JD(U) MP Veerendrakumar 'won't back Kovind'
Kerala JD(U) MP Veerendrakumar 'won't back Kovind'

Kovind as he is a BJP member, " he said. Incidentally, Kovind became the Governor of Bihar in August of 2015 replacing Tripathi, who at that time, like now, was brought in to temporarily fill the post until a permanent choice was made following the retirement of Governor D Y Patil.

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  • 'Secret' health care bill takes shape
'Secret' health care bill takes shape

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell , Republican of Kentucky, said he expected to have a draft of the bill ready Thursday. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said on the Senate floor Tuesday. John McCain, R-Ariz., told CNN. Legislation to repeal major portions of Obamacare and replace them with a new healthcare system will be enacted into law wi...

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  • Qatar, US sign $12 b military deal amid gulf crisis
Qatar, US sign $12 b military deal amid gulf crisis

According to Bloomberg News, Qatar has signed to buy 36 F-15 jets. "We are pleased to announce today the signing of the letter of offer and acceptance for the purchase of the F-15QA fighter jets, with an initial cost of $12 billion dollars", said the Qatari Defense Minister Khalid Al Attiyah in his statement.

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  • May promises to listen on Brexit as queen presents government program
May promises to listen on Brexit as queen presents government program

Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday presented eight draft laws to take Britain out of the European Union in a legislative programme read out in parliament by Queen Elizabeth II . Former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe said in February that the visit would take place in June and the force was preparing for "lots of pro...

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  • Turkey troops arrive in Qatar for long-planned drills
Turkey troops arrive in Qatar for long-planned drills

Qatar's ambassador to the US accused the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia of committing the same sins they're boycotting his country for, as the worst crisis among Gulf Arab monarchies enters its third week. Turkey has tense relations with Iran due to fundamental differences over Syria and Iraq but the two countries have steered away from...

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  • Donald Trump's United Kingdom visit will go ahead
Donald Trump's United Kingdom visit will go ahead

For now, details on how exactly the British government will do so remain sparse, but the speech does appear to signal preparations for a clean break with the EU . Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party have yet to form a pact to create a minority government. A DUP source said a deal was "certainly not imminent" as the talks "haven't p...

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  • Marina Wyatt Purchases 21 Shares of UBM Plc (UBM) Stock
Marina Wyatt Purchases 21 Shares of UBM Plc (UBM) Stock

The stock of Lookers PLC (LON:LOOK) earned "Buy" rating by Liberum Capital on Monday, October 19. Barclays PLC restated an "equal weight" rating and issued a GBX 650 ($8.28) price objective on shares of Hunting plc in a research note on Friday, March 3rd.

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