• May, Northern Ireland party strike deal
May, Northern Ireland party strike deal

But Johnson backed Prime Minister Theresa May and dismissed reports that he might be planning a leadership challenge after she failed to win a parliamentary majority for the Conservative Party in an election. "The Conservatives have not yet broken the British system of democracy, but through their hubris and incompetence they have managed to ...

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  • Iran delivers food to Qatar amid concerns of shortages
Iran delivers food to Qatar amid concerns of shortages

The three Gulf nations said early Sunday that officials would consider "humanitarian cases" as a deadline looms for Qataris to return home. For its part, Qatar issued an overnight statement saying residents living in the country from nations that severed ties would have "complete freedom" to stay despite the "hostile and tendentious campaigns" no...

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  • Trump and Comey are no Henry and Becket
Trump and Comey are no Henry and Becket

The House intelligence committee sent a letter Friday asking White House counsel Don McGahn whether any tape recordings or memos of Comey's conversations with the president exist now or had existed in the past. Trump also denied that he asked Comey for a loyalty pledge, asking "who would ask a man to pledge allegiance under oath?" What would do tha...

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  • Sessions Says in Letter He'll Address Senate Intelligence Panel
Sessions Says in Letter He'll Address Senate Intelligence Panel

Jeff Sessions , a longtime senator until President Donald Trump picked him as USA attorney general, heads to Congress this coming week when he will face a grilling about his Russian interactions. Sessions' testimony is expected to occur Tuesday in a closed meeting and to focus on the moments leading up to the private February 14 conversation where,...

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  • CM greets nation over inclusion of Pakistan in SCO
CM greets nation over inclusion of Pakistan in SCO

President Jinping said China and India, as the two largest developing countries in the world, should focus more on cooperation, advance side by side, lend support to each other's development, uphold world peace and promote common development.

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  • New search underway near home of London attackers
New search underway near home of London attackers

The siblings of a 39-year-old banker say their brother was one of the eight people killed in the London attacks. Borough Market, a popular gathering place, remains closed as more evidence is gathered. Khuram Shazad Butt , named Monday as one of the three London attackers, was known to Britain's MI5 intelligence service and even featured in a do...

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  • Foreign ship hits fishing boat in Kochi; 2 killed
Foreign ship hits fishing boat in Kochi; 2 killed

The ship has been detained. The Marine Enforcement Wing Rescue Boat has recovered the bodies of two people: Anthony Raj, a native of Colachel in Tamil Nadu, and a worker from Assam whose name has not been revealed yet. However, it was detained along with the crew later by the Indian Navy and Coast Guard who carried out a search operation to loc...

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  • UK defence minister Fallon says government views on Brexit haven't changed
UK defence minister Fallon says government views on Brexit haven't changed

The DUP , in a separate statement, said talks with Conservative Party representatives had been positive and will continue this week to work on details, and to reach agreement on the arrangements for the new parliament . May's minority government needs to rely on the support of other parties to get votes through the House of Commons and for anyt...

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  • Tories and DUP: Deal or no deal on forming minority government?
Tories and DUP: Deal or no deal on forming minority government?

Britain's best-selling Sun newspaper said senior members of her party had vowed to get rid of May, but would wait at least six months because they were anxious that a leadership contest now could propel Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn into power.

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  • Qatar says Gulf citizens can stay despite crisis
Qatar says Gulf citizens can stay despite crisis

But the United Arab Emirates central bank has ordered local banks to stop dealing with the 59 individuals and 12 entities with alleged links to Qatar and to freeze their assets, state news agency WAM reported late on Friday. "The blockade is hindering U.S. military actions in the region and the campaign against ISIS", Tillerson said, without provid...

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  • House Intelligence Committee Asks White House Counsel if Trump/Comey Recordings Exist
House Intelligence Committee Asks White House Counsel if Trump/Comey Recordings Exist

Trump and his advisers. This thing will have more seasons than Game of Thrones. Asked about the "tapes" he most likely invented on Friday, Trump told reporters, "I'll tell you about that sometime in the near future". "No he did not", the president said . Trump has remained uncharacteristically quiet on Twitter since Comey's testimony . O...

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  • Middle East More arrests in Iran, mastermind of Tehran twin attacks killed
Middle East More arrests in Iran, mastermind of Tehran twin attacks killed

Bombers and gunmen killed 17 people in Iran's parliament and near the mausoleum of the Islamic Republic's founder, Ayatollah Khomeini , on Wednesday, in rare strikes on the capital that exacerbated regional tensions. "The five known terrorists.after joining the Daesh (IS) terrorist group, left the country and participated in crimes carried o...

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  • Corbyn: It's a shame PM has not joined in head-to-head debate
Corbyn: It's a shame PM has not joined in head-to-head debate

The Labour leader said it was "staggering" that pensioners were not being told at what level the Prime Minister intends to cap social care costs or how many elderly people will face losing the winter fuel payment worth up to £300. The prime minister did not sign a joint statement by the leaders of Germany, France and Italy, who said they regrette...

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  • UK PM May agrees 'outline' power deal with DUP
UK PM May agrees 'outline' power deal with DUP

In an article for the Conservative Home website, Timothy conceded that the campaign had failed to communicate "Theresa's positive plan for the future", and to notice surging support for the opposition Labour Party. May called the early election when her party was comfortably ahead in the polls, in the hope of increasing her majority and strengthe...

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  • Attackers raid Iran parliament and mausoleum, up to seven dead
Attackers raid Iran parliament and mausoleum, up to seven dead

The Intelligence Ministry said on June 8 that five men involved in the attacks were Iranians who joined IS in Iraq and Syria. The video emerged before Iranian media reported that the siege had ended, with four attackers killed. Larijani also criticized a Wednesday decision by the U.S. Senate to move forward on a new set of sanctions against Ira...

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  • Notre Dame attacker yelled 'this is for Syria'
Notre Dame attacker yelled 'this is for Syria'

He said everyone had remained calm and were "trying not to panic" as they awaited announcements from police. French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Tuesday the man who attacked a Paris police officer with a hammer Tuesday at the Notre Dame Cathedral shouted "It's for Syria".

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  • Kabul peace summit begins as truck blast toll reaches 150
Kabul peace summit begins as truck blast toll reaches 150

The bombing was the country's deadliest militant attack since 2001. In his speech, Mr. Ghani warned the Taliban that they would not succeed in bringing down the government, and said that the aim of the so-called Kabul Process was to ensure peace with support from neighbouring countries and the worldwide community.

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  • SNP can stop Tory majority as polls narrow says Sturgeon
SNP can stop Tory majority as polls narrow says Sturgeon

ITV said Sturgeon's interview took place on May 31. SNP MPs could potentially deny Theresa May and the "arrogant" Tories a majority in Thursday's General Election, Nicola Sturgeon has said. The SNP leader endured a hard half-hour on the programme, where she was routinely criticised for her agenda in pursuing a second independence referend...

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  • Champions Trophy: Pak-Sri Lanka set for 'quarter-final' clash on Monday
Champions Trophy: Pak-Sri Lanka set for 'quarter-final' clash on Monday

Holders India went for a spin option as Ravichandran Ashwin made his first appearance in the tournament, coming in for Umesh Yadav . India suffered a seven-wicket defeat against Sri Lanka in their last group match while Pakistan beat South Africa via the Duckworth-Lewis method.

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  • DUP leader Arlene Foster to hold talks at No10 with Theresa May
DUP leader Arlene Foster to hold talks at No10 with Theresa May

After the Conservatives failed to win a majority, Prime Minister Theresa May says she can rely on the support of the Democratic Unionist Party . The party said Saturday that Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill have quit. Absolutely. Theresa May has been to the palace. He told the Sunday Mirror: "I can still be prime minister". DUP Leader Arl...

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