• The Donald Trump-shaped hole in Queen Elizabeth II's speech
The Donald Trump-shaped hole in Queen Elizabeth II's speech

The Queen announced the government's legislative programme for the next two years at the State Opening of Parliament. Since talks began with the DUP nearly two weeks ago in the chaos following May's unexpected loss of her majority, the negotiations have followed an uncertain course with conflicting signals about whether a deal would be struck.

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"Fancy lawyering" can't save Bill Cosby, prosecution argues

He told Judge Steven O'Neill that he had decided not to testify after speaking with his lawyers. The jury, which deliberated for four hours and will reconvene Tuesday morning, will decide whether Cosby is guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault, each of which carries a possible 10-year sentence.

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  • US pushes China to rein in dealings with North Korea
US pushes China to rein in dealings with North Korea

Earlier this week , Jay Klein, a rising sophomore at DePauw University, recalled joining the Wyoming High soccer team as a freshman and getting to know Warmbier as one of the friendliest, most spirited seniors playing. "Being with Otto made life all the more handsome and worth living", Alex Vagonis told the crowd of students and friends. "He was ...

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  • Supreme Court Rules That Prohibition on Registration of Disparaging Trademarks is Unconstitutional
Supreme Court Rules That Prohibition on Registration of Disparaging Trademarks is Unconstitutional

After being embroiled in a legal battle for almost eight years , Asian-American rock outfit The Slants have emerged victorious, with the US Supreme Court ruling on Monday that the band's name is protected as free speech by the Constitution.

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  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel says EU future more important than Brexit talks
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says EU future more important than Brexit talks

I find it hard to believe the European Union will want to spend the next two years trying to impose tariffs and other barriers to its trade with us, while staying compliant with WTO rules. "The risk of the exit negotiations with Britain is that we do not take adequate care of our own future". Tusk said that "I told them that in fact the Eur...

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  • North Korea detainee mourned at OH funeral
North Korea detainee mourned at OH funeral

President Trump shared his condolences with the family immediately, describing their son as "North Korea's latest victim". Mattis spoke alongside Tillerson after a high-level security dialogue with top Chinese officials Yang Jiechi, Chinese foreign-policy chief, and Gen.

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  • Democrats Play Blame Game With Pelosi After Georgia Election - To GOP's Glee
Democrats Play Blame Game With Pelosi After Georgia Election - To GOP's Glee

Rep. Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico, who chairs the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee that invested millions in the race, argued in a memo to lawmakers, "Despite the loss, we have a lot to be proud of" and "we have a unique opportunity to flip control of the House of Representatives in 2018".

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  • DUP source says talks with Tories 'not proceeding as expected'
DUP source says talks with Tories 'not proceeding as expected'

Number 10 had claimed an arrangement had been struck almost two weeks ago but the process has been drawn out as the DUP has looked to secure some major concessions from Downing Street. The Queen's speech had initially been scheduled to take place on June 19, but it was delayed after Prime Minister Theresa May failed to win a parliamentary majority ...

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  • Trump Isn't Sure If Russian Hacking Happened, But Is Still Blaming Obama
Trump Isn't Sure If Russian Hacking Happened, But Is Still Blaming Obama

Samuel Liles, the Department of Homeland Security's acting director of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis Cyber Division, said vote tallying mechanisms were unaffected, and the hackers appeared to be scanning for vulnerabilities - which Liles likened to walking down the street and looking at homes to see who might be inside.

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  • French President Emmanuel Macron reappoints Edouard Philippe as PM
French President Emmanuel Macron reappoints Edouard Philippe as PM

He also said dissent would not be tolerated among the dozens elected on the Macron party ticket, including many newcomers such as 24-year-old law school graduate Typhanie Degois. Macron's detractors point to a record-low turnout of just under 44 percent in Sunday's polling, saying he can not claim to enjoy a deep vein of support.

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  • Theresa May To Present Brexit Plans To EU Leaders
Theresa May To Present Brexit Plans To EU Leaders

First, speculation that Britain might seek a "softer" Brexit , after an inconclusive election in which the Tories lost their majority, was squashed-for now. "My understanding all along is that this (expatriates question) is a hugely important issue for Britain and for the 27 that has been clear from the very outset of this process", a senior...

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  • Belgian leader not hoping for Brexit u-turn
Belgian leader not hoping for Brexit u-turn

THERESA MAY will tell European leaders her plan to offer European Union citizens living in the United Kingdom safeguards over their rights later this week after Brussels insisted the issue must be settled before talks on future trade relations can get under way.

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  • Brexit dominates Queen Elizabeth II's speech
Brexit dominates Queen Elizabeth II's speech

Queen Elizabeth II's choice of headwear at the opening of British Parliament has ignited speculation she may have been making a silent - and cheeky - Brexit protest. She did not go into specifics for this plan, but the inclusion was timely. "Fast action on Industrial Strategy, skills and infrastructure will show that the United Kingdom is a gr...

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  • Britain's Prince Philip, 96, in hospital with infection
Britain's Prince Philip, 96, in hospital with infection

The BBC understands his condition is "not a cause for serious concern". The prince was also hospitalized in June 2012 when he developed a bladder infection, just a day after he accompanied his wife on a royal barge to mark the Queen's diamond jubilee.

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  • Gergen: Trump could beat Dems in 2020
Gergen: Trump could beat Dems in 2020

When the astonishingly awful health plan is finally made public and people watch their parents, children, siblings and friends be denied health care, and when they experience the full horror of President Trump's foreign policy, Democrats will win in district after district, if they do the groundwork that is always necessary to win elections.

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  • READ HERE: Senate Republican Health Care draft bill
READ HERE: Senate Republican Health Care draft bill

McConnell was unveiling his plan even as GOP senators from across the party's political spectrum complained about the package and the secretive, behind-closed-doors meetings he used to draft a measure reshaping the country's medical system, which comprises one-sixth of the USA economy.

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  • London police link 51-year-old man's death to mosque attack
London police link 51-year-old man's death to mosque attack

Police said Ali's family had been informed of his death and were being supported by specially-trained family liaison officers. Moments later the speeding van struck the crowd. Pictured among plates of watermelon and dates, Archbishop Justin spoke with Imam Mohammed Mahmoud (pictured above, centre) who stepped in to stop angry witnesses from attacki...

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  • Battle over European agencies threatens to disrupt EU unity
Battle over European agencies threatens to disrupt EU unity

Speaking over dinner at the Brussels summit, Mrs May told leaders of the other 27 European Union nations: "The UK's position represents a fair and serious offer and one aimed at giving as much certainty as possible to citizens who have settled in the UK, building careers and lives and contributing so much to our society".

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  • Senate GOP releases 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard
Senate GOP releases 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

Medicaid has been a major talking point in the health care debate. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY and other Democratic leaders began a series of procedural requests to slow down consideration of the legislation, a discussion draft of which posted shortly before the Senate convened.

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  • USA shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border: Statement
USA shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border: Statement

They are attempting to become an indispensable player in uprooting the extremists from Syria entirely. As the USA has intensified its fight against IS in Syria, Assad and his trusted allies of Russian Federation and Iran are increasingly asserting themselves.

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