• May launches plan for government, promising to listen to Brexit concerns
May launches plan for government, promising to listen to Brexit concerns

May has faced pressure, including from several senior party figures, to water down her plans to make a clean break with the European Union after she failed to win a clear majority at a snap election earlier this month. Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesman Tom Brake said: "After one week of talks, we are no closer to finding out what the DUP have asked...

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  • Democratic Chatter Grows About Ousting Nancy Pelosi
Democratic Chatter Grows About Ousting Nancy Pelosi

Aide Kellyanne Conway got into the spirit when she tweeted , "Laughing my #Ossoff". That makes the party 0-for-4 in this year's races for Republican-held congressional seats. He added that 6th District Republicans united against a Democratic candidate many saw as a tool of his national party leaders. "We were probably too optimistic".

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  • Prince Philip in hospital 'as precaution'
Prince Philip in hospital 'as precaution'

His rare absence from the State Opening of Parliament added to the solemnity of an occasion cherished by the British people and replete with historical tradition. Prince Philip's condition is not said to be serious, but it is not known when he will be well enough to resume his duties. But the gruff royal patriarch does not take kindly to bei...

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  • Unwell Prince Philip misses meeting as Queen faces race against time
Unwell Prince Philip misses meeting as Queen faces race against time

While Prince Philip's death would not affect the line of succession to the British throne, if Queen Elizabeth II dies, the crown will pass on to Prince Charles . He was recently seen at the Trooping the Colour parade, which celebrates the monarch's birthday, and at the opening of Royal Ascot on Tuesday. The infection is due to a pre-...

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  • Ireland's new prime minister formally takes power
Ireland's new prime minister formally takes power

He replaces Enda Kenny , who stepped down as party leader that month and announced he would remain Taoiseach , or prime minister, until a successor was chosen. The former GP won the Fine Gael party leadership earlier this month. During when Ireland became the first country to legalise same-sex marriage in a referendum.

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  • Officer at Michigan Airport Stabbed in the Neck by
Officer at Michigan Airport Stabbed in the Neck by "Allahu Akbar" Shouter

Officials increased security at Flint City Hall, including additional police officers, in "an abundance of caution", the statement said. The officer who was stabbed was named as Lieutenant Jeff Neville of the Bishop International Airport Department of Public Safety, Michigan State Police spokeswoman Lori Dougovito said.

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  • Bradford College and university recognised in new 'framework' to help students
Bradford College and university recognised in new 'framework' to help students

We are small enough to tailor support, meaning that year after year we help our students to realise ambitions that they once saw as simply dreams". A "TEF lessons-learned" exercise will be undertaken by the Department for Education in conjunction with the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), and a "far-reaching independent review...

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  • May fails to secure DUP deal ahead of Queen's Speech
May fails to secure DUP deal ahead of Queen's Speech

It is also expected to include the Great Repeal Bill which will copy EU legislation into United Kingdom legislation and reverse the 1972 European Communities Act, according to the BBC . The speech is voted on by the Commons, but rarely by the Lords. Queen Elizabeth II has outlined legislative agenda dominated by preparation for Britain's departu...

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  • Queen's speech does not mention Trump's United Kingdom visit
Queen's speech does not mention Trump's United Kingdom visit

But it did not make reference to a Trump visit, which was initially planned for this summer after the Prime Minister Theresa May invited him on behalf of the Queen when she visited the US President in Washington in January, shortly after he took office.

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  • Car bomb in Afghanistan targets security forces waiting for pay
Car bomb in Afghanistan targets security forces waiting for pay

At least 15 people were killed and over 50 others were wounded in a auto bomb blast in Lashkargah, the capital of Helmand province, local officials confirmed.A vehicle bomb exploded near the New Kabul Bank branch in Lashkargah, capital of Helmand province on Thursday, local officials said.

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  • Daesh destroys historic mosque in Mosul
Daesh destroys historic mosque in Mosul

ISIS, through its news agency, said U.S. warplanes were responsible for the loss late Wednesday of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri and its leaning minaret. He referred to Islamic State by its Arabic acronym. Sky News chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay in Erbil, Iraq, said: "We spoke to a senior commander who was on the ground and he said it was an e...

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  • ISIS just destroyed the mosque where it first declared its 'caliphate'
ISIS just destroyed the mosque where it first declared its 'caliphate'

A US official said they did not conduct any planned or deliberate strikes in the area. The Islamic State has blown up The Great Mosque of al-Nuri in western Mosul, according to US and Iraqi forces. This aerial view taken on June 21, 2017 and provided by Iraq's Joint Operation Command reportedly shows destruction inside Mosul's Nuri mosque c...

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  • IS destroys famous al-Nuri mosque in Mosul
IS destroys famous al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

The minaret that leaned like Italy's Tower of Pisa had stood for more than 840 years. On Wednesday as the security forces closed in on the mosque at eleven at night Brigadier General Yahya Rasoul told Rudaw TV that ISIS blew up the Hadba minaret and the mosque.

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  • Democrats battle GOP over under-wraps health care bill
Democrats battle GOP over under-wraps health care bill

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., whose state expanded Medicaid and has been pushing for a more gradual unwinding of that initiative than many conservatives prefer, said she is waiting to scrutinize what is released but has not seen anything yet that would make her drop her concerns with the proposal.

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  • USA 'mystified' by Saudi failure to justify Qatar embargo
USA 'mystified' by Saudi failure to justify Qatar embargo

The G.C.C., or Gulf Cooperation Council , is an alliance of mostly Sunni Arab states. Saudi Arabia is the most powerful of them. US President Donald Trump has previously expressed support for the boycott on the grounds that Qatar supports terrorism.

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  • Russian Federation wants USA explanation for downing jet
Russian Federation wants USA explanation for downing jet

Iran cast the strike as a response to Islamic State attacks in Tehran earlier this month that killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 50. The attacks marked the first time that ISIS, a Sunni Muslim group fighting Iranian-backed militias in Syria, has claimed responsibility for an attack in Iran.

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  • MSCI inclusion of China stocks to have limited impact on S. Korea
MSCI inclusion of China stocks to have limited impact on S. Korea

A decision by US -based index provider Morgan Stanley Capital International ( MSCI ) to include China's domestic stocks is expected to have a limited impact on South Korean shares, analysts here said Wednesday. These are the largest and most liquid names in the China mainland market. MSCI said it'll initially only count 5% of the free-flo...

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  • Brexit: British Prime Minister Promises To Listen Closely
Brexit: British Prime Minister Promises To Listen Closely

US President Donald Trump's proposed state visit to the United Kingdom is in fresh doubt after there was no mention of it in the Queen's Speech today. The Queen has delivered Prime Minister Theresa May's pared-back legislative programme, which drops pension and social care changes reflecting her reduced election majority.

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  • Militants kill 5 civilians as war rages in S. Philippines
Militants kill 5 civilians as war rages in S. Philippines

IS also released a video on Monday via its Amaq propaganda news agency which it said showed jihadists shooting six Christians in Marawi, according to the US-based SITE monitoring service. President Rodrigo R. Duterte has said the militant attack was part of a wider plot by IS to establish a base in the southern region of Mindanao, and declared ...

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  • Brexit talks start with first United Kingdom concession
Brexit talks start with first United Kingdom concession

Britain voted to leave the European Union in a referendum past year but there is growing opposition to the government's "hard Brexit " approach of cutting immigration at the expense of trade ties. "We are citizens first". "In the first phase, the negotiation rounds will be broken down into three groups: citizens' rights , the single financi...

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