• 'Chilling' DUP deal raises prospect of change to United Kingdom abortion law
'Chilling' DUP deal raises prospect of change to United Kingdom abortion law

She said that only Tories had the "legitimacy" to govern, despite falling eight seats short of a majority. The DUP's opposition, Sinn Fein, might be inclined to support May's progressive opponents if they tried to form a government. "Undoubtedly the issue of an independence referendum was a factor in this election result but I think there were ...

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  • Saudi Arabia and Bahrain welcome Trump's scolding of Qatar
Saudi Arabia and Bahrain welcome Trump's scolding of Qatar

But it has fallen out with its Arab neighbours, who accuse it of sponsoring extremist groups, some of them allegedly linked to arch Saudi foe Iran , fomenting trouble across the region. Some are prominent jihadists who have fought in Libya and Syria. We call you the Custodian of the Holy Places. Meanwhile, a statement from European Union foreign p...

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  • Ferrari dominates final practice with Vettel, Raikkonen one-two; Stroll 18th
Ferrari dominates final practice with Vettel, Raikkonen one-two; Stroll 18th

It's the sixth pole position in Montreal for Hamilton and the 65th in his career, tying him with Ayrton Senna and just three behind Michael Schumacher's record of 68. When asked if he was surprised by his gap to Hamilton and Vettel, he replied: "No". "It's all about tomorrow". At the last race in Monaco, the Finn was re-positioned behind Vett...

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  • What do the general election results mean for a second Scottish referendum?
What do the general election results mean for a second Scottish referendum?

Scotland's Finance and Constitution Secretary Derek Mackay, who directed the SNP's election campaign, told the same programme: "The First Minister has said that she'll reflect on the result but the fact that another Tory government that Scotland has not elected will rule over us with policies that Scotland just doesn't support I think has b...

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  • Wounded Theresa May hangs on after her catastrophic general election misjudgment
Wounded Theresa May hangs on after her catastrophic general election misjudgment

May is now expected to form a minority government with the support of the Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ), a Northern Irish party with 10 members of Parliament , which is dedicated to keeping Northern Ireland as part of the United Kingdom.

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  • UK election result: Theresa May to form government with DUP backing
UK election result: Theresa May to form government with DUP backing

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader and former Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster arrives at the Stormont Hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on June 9, 2017 . Ms Davidson telephoned Mrs May and demanded assurances that she was not planning to ditch Tory commitments to gay rights in return for DUP votes. "There's many other i...

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  • Defiant May vows to stay on despite United Kingdom election blow
Defiant May vows to stay on despite United Kingdom election blow

Mrs May said that despite having lost their majority in the Commons, only the Conservatives had the "legitimacy" to form a Government. Steven Fielding, a professor of politics at the University of Nottingham, called her "a zombie prime minister".

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  • North Korea says new cruise missile can strike US 'at will'
North Korea says new cruise missile can strike US 'at will'

This is the site where earlier this week US aircraft carriers USS Carl Vinson and USS Ronald Reagan completed joint exercises with the South Korean navy. In what will likely become another source of animosity, Moon's government plans to let two out of four North Korean fishermen recently rescued at sea resettle in South Korea in accordance wi...

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  • Brazil's president denies spying on judge investigating him
Brazil's president denies spying on judge investigating him

The decision is a much needed victory for Temer , who has faced growing calls that he resign amid a corruption scandal. It alleged that the ticket of President Dilma Rousseff and running mate Temer , then the vice presidential candidate, gained an unfair advantage through illegal campaign contributions.

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  • Egypt condemns IS-claimed Iran attacks
Egypt condemns IS-claimed Iran attacks

Documents and equipment "for carrying out terrorist operations" were also seized, the ministry said in a statement. It stopped short of directly blaming the kingdom for the attack. The comments sparked anger from Iranians on social media, who recalled the vigils in Tehran that followed the September 11 attacks. Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Ja...

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  • UAE minister suggests embargo if Qatar doesn't change course
UAE minister suggests embargo if Qatar doesn't change course

He offered no documents to support his claim, but Western officials long have accused Qatar's government of allowing or even encouraging funding of some Sunni extremists. The UAE did not hack the Qatari news agency, Gargash said. He said Qatar needed to shut down or limit its Al-Jazeera news network, as well as stop funding extremist groups and oth...

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  • United Kingdom poll: After result, media allies turn on PM May
United Kingdom poll: After result, media allies turn on PM May

Instead of accepting defeat, however, May claims that she will continue to push for Brexit negotiations. Internationally, the election outcome may further complicate relations with leaders whose nations will remain in the European Union , especially since the continent's most consequential politicians - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and new Fr...

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  • Twelve arrested after London terror attacks released without charge
Twelve arrested after London terror attacks released without charge

He had notably featured in a Channel 4 television documentary about extremists and, according to the British media, numerous people alarmed by his views had gone to the authorities. The first fatal victim was reportedly identified as Canadian national Christine Archibald . After a brief pause, election campaigning resumed on Monday, with sec...

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  • Kushner Lying Low After Russia-Related Reports
Kushner Lying Low After Russia-Related Reports

The United States has repeatedly accused Russian Federation of meddling in the U.S. presidential campaign, including alleged hacking attempts. Jason Greenblatt, the White House adviser on worldwide negotiations, told the Times that Kushner has helped shape policy options on the topic of the Middle East.

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  • Calls for Trump state visit to be cancelled after London attack tweets
Calls for Trump state visit to be cancelled after London attack tweets

However, Trump has been widely condemned for his tweets in the aftermath of the London Bridge atrocity in which at least 7 people were killed and almost 50 others injured. "MSM [Mainstream media] is working hard to sell it!" the president wrote. Jon Favreau, Mr Obama's top speech writer, wrote of Mr Trump's second Khan-related tweet: "This is...

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  • Twitter barrage puts spotlight on Trump's outspoken son
Twitter barrage puts spotlight on Trump's outspoken son

The president's eldest son was a one-man rapid-response team during Thursday's hearing. He delivered denunciations with the same force that made him an effective, if controversial, campaign surrogate and could signal his own political ambitions.

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  • Shadow Chancellor: Labour party ready to form minority government
Shadow Chancellor: Labour party ready to form minority government

She said she would join with "friends and allies" in the DUP to take forward Brexit , saying: "Let's get to work". The 10 elected members of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) from Northern Ireland may have a disproportionate word in Brexit negotiations , after the ruling Conservative Party lost its majority in Parliament Thursday.

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  • Russia's Putin denies having compromising information on Trump
Russia's Putin denies having compromising information on Trump

And out of this sensation, you turned it into a weapon of war against the current (U.S.) president", Putin said. "You people are so creative over there, good job". "You and I met yesterday evening". During the interview with the American NBC television network on Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin also played down the appearance of form...

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  • More than 700000 expected to vote in Northern Ireland Westminster election
More than 700000 expected to vote in Northern Ireland Westminster election

With the Tories falling a handful of seats short of an overall majority, speculation is growing the DUP could hold an influential position at Westminster. He served as Northern Ireland's environment minister from 2008, but was not much concerned about man-made climate change, describing much of the science surrounding the issue as "hysterical pse...

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  • United States urges Saudi allies to ease Qatar blockade
United States urges Saudi allies to ease Qatar blockade

The UAE , along with Egypt , has backed anti-Islamist former army commander Khalifa Haftar, appointed by a government and parliament based in the east. The State Department had said the US learned only at the last minute about the Arab nations' plan to cut ties . "We believe these are unintended consequences, especially during the holy mon...

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