• Who are the DUP?
Who are the DUP?

The ruling Conservative party needs 326 seats to win an overall majority and guarantee that Theresa May would continue as Britain's Prime Minister. Theresa May is to head a minority Conservative government - propped up by the Democratic Unionists - after her General Election gamble backfired disastrously.

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  • Georgia GOP congressional candidate stuns opponent with one question
Georgia GOP congressional candidate stuns opponent with one question

Handel and Ossoff have downplayed the national significance of their matchup. "'If the movement against Trump is consistent, then you should put Georgia in blue by those numbers, ' said Stefan Turkheimer, a Democratic operative in Georgia".

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  • May to form government with DUP, retains top ministers
May to form government with DUP, retains top ministers

Under the deal, the DUP will vote with the government on confidence and supply but not enter a formal coalition. In a meeting with May on Friday (9 June), Davidson said she wants "categoric assurance" over the DUP's attitude to LGBTI people.

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  • Trump Says Comey Lying, Willing to Speak Under Oath
Trump Says Comey Lying, Willing to Speak Under Oath

Trump lashed out at Comey, branding him a "leaker" for indirectly providing to reporters the contents of memos summarizing their private conversations in the weeks before he was sacked. During nearly three hours of statements Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey described himself as "stunned" by Trump's "very disturbing" and "ve...

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  • Trump accuses ex-FBI chief James Comey of lying
Trump accuses ex-FBI chief James Comey of lying

The president said Comey's testimony on Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee mostly vindicated his previous claims about their interactions. Asked if he would testify under oath to Mueller, Trump said he'd be "glad" to tell him what he just told the press about Comey . "You are going to be very disappointed when you hea...

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  • Merkel assumes United Kingdom to stick with its Brexit talks plan after election
Merkel assumes United Kingdom to stick with its Brexit talks plan after election

There is also a hint of Schadenfreude about the fate of Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives, who put themselves in this dilemma by calling a referendum on membership of the European Union in the first place. "I thought surrealism was a Belgian invention", quipped Verhofstadt, a former Belgian prime minister. Brussels' chief negotiato...

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  • Pentagon: 3 US soldiers killed, 1 wounded in Afghanistan
Pentagon: 3 US soldiers killed, 1 wounded in Afghanistan

The US soldiers killed or wounded are Army Rangers. US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops have been at war there since 2001, after the ousting of the Taliban regime for refusing to hand over Osama bin Laden following the 9/11 attacks in the United States.

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  • Seven more bodies found during search for Myanmar army plane
Seven more bodies found during search for Myanmar army plane

It said in a statement that at least 10 bodies have been found in an area some 35 km (22 miles) from the southern coastal town of Launglon, include six adults and four children. A search and rescue operation was launched and sent to the last known location of the aircraft, which was close to Dawei, a coastal town close to the Andaman Sea.

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  • Turkey urges Gulf states to end Qatar crisis before end of Ramadan
Turkey urges Gulf states to end Qatar crisis before end of Ramadan

The Saudi-led coalition has also announced that Qatar's participation in its joint military operation in Yemen has been canceled. A ban could now follow in countries that sided with Saudi Arabia in the worldwide row including the United Arab Emirates , Egypt, Yemen and Bahrain .

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  • Pakistan to Play Sri Lanka for place in semi finals
Pakistan to Play Sri Lanka for place in semi finals

Sri Lanka may have been traditionally late to the party - but the party has now officially started. Most of their batsmen came to the party and though a couple of their key bowlers had off-days, the others rallied pretty well. They may even remember a majority of today's Bangladesh players. Throughout the second half of the match, as the unthinka...

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  • London Bridge attackers tried to get bigger truck
London Bridge attackers tried to get bigger truck

Also inside the van were of office chairs and a suitcase which police say had been stacked inside the vehicle as a cover story to their families to explain why they had hired the van. Two blow torches were also found. "I know people will be concerned about what's happened in the United Kingdom over the past 12 weeks including the two ghastly atta...

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  • Merkel: EU ready for Brexit negotiations
Merkel: EU ready for Brexit negotiations

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker meanwhile merely urged Britain to form a government "as soon as possible". Asked whether he expected to negotiate with Mrs May, he said it was purely a domestic matter, adding: "We want to start, the time is running, and instability, losing time, is not in your or our interest".

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  • Pressure builds on Theresa May to quit
Pressure builds on Theresa May to quit

Before the election, she had been widely expected to sack finance minister Philip Hammond following a reported clash over her Brexit strategy. BBC assistant political editor Norman Smith said the prime minister was facing calls from MPs to remove close advisers who have been blamed for the failure to win the election and adopt a "very different...

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  • Ex-Trump campaign manager open to returning
Ex-Trump campaign manager open to returning

Kushner reportedly talked with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in September about establishing a private communications channel between Moscow and Trump's transition team. Spicer took the podium on Monday praising Trump's "incredible, historic trip" overseas and hammering "fake news" from news reporters . President Donald Trump is meeti...

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  • London Bridge attackers tried to rent bigger van to kill more people
London Bridge attackers tried to rent bigger van to kill more people

Speaking in quiet, measured tones, the 56-year-old points out that London has been hit by terrorist attacks throughout her life. The truck they had wanted to hire was smaller but similar to the one used in last year's Nice attack in which more than 80 people were killed in France.

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  • In 'Crisis' Mode, Qatar Hires Bush Attorney General To Lead Lobbying Effort
In 'Crisis' Mode, Qatar Hires Bush Attorney General To Lead Lobbying Effort

Qatar hired Ashcroft Law Firm for 90 days, agreeing to pay it $2.5 million to help the Persian Gulf nation comply with US money laundering and counterterrorism financing regulations, and to stress its efforts to combat global terrorism, according to disclosures filed under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

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  • Conservatives, DUP agree to 'confidence and supply' deal on government
Conservatives, DUP agree to 'confidence and supply' deal on government

The author of the 'Stop the DUP & TORIES forming a Minority Government!' petition , writing under the pen name Winston Churchill, called the proposed alliance " a disgusting, desperate attempt to stay in power ". "At such a critical time, the Prime Minister must be clear with the people about the deal she has stitched up with the DUP behind closed...

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  • Manchester Police release man with no charge in bomb inquiry
Manchester Police release man with no charge in bomb inquiry

The attack on a packed concert hall in the northern English city on May 22 killed 22 children and adults, and injured 116 others. On Monday, Greater Manchester Police released a photograph of Abedi with a blue suitcase in the days before the May 22 attack.

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  • US Congress may issue subpoenas as Trump dodges questions about Comey 'tapes'
US Congress may issue subpoenas as Trump dodges questions about Comey 'tapes'

Trump , who said he's "100 percent" willing to testify under oath if Senate investigators ask, also rejected Comey's claim that he demanded loyalty from the Federal Bureau of Investigation director. "I'll tell you about it over a very short period of time", the president said, and, added when pressed, "Oh, you're going to be very disappointed w...

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  • Qatar, accused of supporting terrorism, hires ex-US attorney general
Qatar, accused of supporting terrorism, hires ex-US attorney general

He denied that Qatar supported Egypt's outlawed Islamist movement, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip. Human rights group Amnesty International has condemned the blockade taken by Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain against Qatar, saying the countries are toying with the lives of thousands o...

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