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Northern Ireland party agrees to May's minority government

Meanwhile, a survey by the ConservativeHome website further undermined the Prime Minister by revealing most Tory members want her to resign after her election failure. The Conservatives lost an absolute majority they had enjoyed prior to the snap election on 8 June, which May had called to strengthen her hand in the upcoming Brexit negotiations slated for 19 June. Read More »

Islamic State threatens attacks in Saudi Arabia

In the video , reported by U.S. jihadi monitoring service SITE Intelligence, five masked supporters of the group said that it would target Iran's Shia majority after which the Saudi government's turn " will come ". Authorities also announced the detention of eight suspects in the Alborz province, north of Tehran. The ayatollah made the statement in remarks of condolence for the victims. Read More »

Kingmakers in DUP can shape Brexit deal

The DUP has stalled all progress on equal marriage in Northern Ireland , and previously supported the introduction of a "conscience clause" to protect people who discriminate against LGBT people. The DUP also has a dicey record when it comes to climate change. Despite this news from May, Corbyn still maintains Labour were the true winners of the election . Read More »

Twitter barrage puts spotlight on Trump's outspoken son

No, not that Donald Trump - he's been quiet all day. Trump's longest break from Twitter, for example, came over the 2016 Thanksgiving Day weekend - soon after he had been elected. President Donald Trump welcomes Romania's President Klaus Werner Iohannis to the White House in Washington , Friday, June 9, 2017. "Marc is one of the few people who can speak as if he was Trump himself", said Christopher Ruddy, chief executive of Newsmax Media, a conservative media organization, and a ... Read More »

UK prime minister's top aides resign after election fiasco

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May focused her campaign on the break with Europe, saying she had called the snap election to seek a mandate for her hard Brexit plan. The Sun newspaper said senior members of the party had vowed to get rid of Ms May, but would wait at least six months because they feared a leadership contest could propel Labour's Jeremy Corbyn into power. Read More »

United Nations Rejects Saudi Arabia's List of Qatari 'Terrorists'

Calling upon Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates , Bahrain , and Egypt to ease the blockade, Mr. Tillerson said the US supported the mediation efforts by the Emir of Kuwait to find a resolution. Amnesty International on June 9 criticised the measures against Qatar as sweeping and arbitrary and said they had split up families and destroyed peoples' livelihoods and education. Read More »

'Batman' Actor Adam West Dies

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Julie Newmar, who co-starred with West and Ward as Catwoman on Batman said: "Stellar, exemplar, a king to the end". "I will forever miss him. A friend said: 'The father that we wanted.' That is a great gift, no matter how you live it", she was quoted as saying. Read More »

London Bridge victim's body recovered from River Thames

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The so-called Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack . They drove their hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing people in the area around Borough Market . British counterterrorism investigators searched two homes and detained "a number" of people as part of the investigation. British authorities faced mounting anger on Tuesday (June 6) after police named the third attacker in the weekend terror assault in London , who Italy had ... Read More »

Iran Arrests 8 Suspected of Supporting Tehran Attacks

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IS has long vowed to attack Iran because the country had deployed military advisers and support to both Syria and Iraq in their fights against the extremist group. The ministry did not identify the men's home towns or say how they were able to evade authorities. Two Sunni militant groups, Jaish al-Adl and Jundallah, have been waging an insurgency in Iran , mostly in remote areas, for nearly a decade. Read More »

Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after United Kingdom vote

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European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said he hoped there would be no further delay to the negotiations. The FTSE 100's European counterparts also ended the day higher, with the French Cac 40 up almost 0.7 per cent and the German Dax up 0.8 per cent. Read More »

Angela Merkel says European Union ready for Brexit negotiations and wants quick resolution

European Union leaders fear Prime Minister Theresa May's shock loss of her parliamentary majority raises the risk of failure in Brexit negotiations due to start this month that will usher Britain out of the EU in March 2019. "But not quite the Brexit election we expected", said Rob Ford, political science professor at Manchester University. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, said he was also ready to start talks and hoped the United Kingdom general election would ... Read More »

Rouhani says terrorists target Iran's democracy

Burials were held in the provinces for the two others killed when suicide bombers and gunmen stormed Tehran's parliament and the shrine of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. "His Highness Sheikh Khalifa expressed his honest condolences to the Iranian people and the families of the victims, wishing the injured a speedy recovery", the message to President Hassan Rouhani said, according to WAM. Read More »

Tehran attackers were Iranians, committed terror attacks in Raqqa, Mosul

It identified them by their first names only, saying they didn't want to release their last names due to security and privacy concerns for their families. Jihadist groups have clashed frequently with Iranian security forces along the borders with Iraq and Afghanistan, but the country has largely escaped attacks within its urban centers. Read More »

Funerals begin for victims of Tehran terror attacks

On Thursday, Iranian authorities said the assailants were Iranian nationals and they have arrested six suspects, including one woman, since the attacks. On Friday, the US embassy in Saudi Arabia issued a security notice to USA citizens recommending that they "exercise caution in places frequented by foreigners due to the continuing risk of terrorist attacks. Read More »

Madhya Pradesh CM sits on fast 'for restoration of peace'

He announced that the state government will buy farm produce and give profitable prices to farmers. Claiming that the majority of the population in Madhya Pradesh is dependent on farming, Chouhan earlier in the day said that the state can not progress without farmers. Read More »

Turkey says Qatar deployment aims to ensure security

Moscow on June 10 called for dialogue to resolve the dispute. Trump called the actions against Qatar "hard but necessary". After Mr Trump's remarks, the Pentagon reiterated its position that Qatar was a key U.S. He called on Qatar "to be responsive to the concerns of its neighbors". Saudi Arabia and its allies are demanding an immediate change of policy by Qatar was essential. Read More »

Handel and Ossoff Congressional Debate

Ossoff , who had narrowly missed winning the seat Republicans have held for the last 40 years in April, said he supported the wage increase by stating "the minimum wage should be a livable wage". Ossoff then said that he has addressed his place of residence "transparently" throughout his campaign. But he generally avoids mentioning Trump directly. Read More »

USA soldiers killed in action in Afghanistan

Nangarhar provincial spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told AFP the Afghan commando had opened fire on USA troops during an operation in the volatile Achin district. Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., the top USA military commander in Afghanistan, wants 3,000 to 5,000 more troops to help train Afghanistan's military and police forces as they battle Taliban insurgents, Islamic State militants and other militias, US officials say. Read More »

Teen dies at protest as Venezuela political unrest persists

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Smolansky said that, in addition to a 17 year-old who died during Wednesday's clashes, 196 people were wounded, with one in intensive care. The Latin American country has been the scene of more than two months of violent clashes between protesters and security forces since the Supreme Court stripped the opposition-controlled parliament of its powers in March. Read More »

Daniel Coats: 'I Have Never Been Pressured' By Trump To Intervene

Any attempt by the White House or even the president himself to exploit this community as a tool for political purposes is deeply, deeply troubling. All gave vague answers about never feeling pressured by Trump to do anything they felt was inappropriate, but none would definitively say whether an ask was, in fact, made. Read More »

France confirms second French death in London attack

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He added: "We are paying a heavy cost in these attacks". The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for the atrocity, which sparked fears that Britain is in the grip of a wave of copycat incidents following deadly assaults in Westminster and Manchester. Read More »

Trump says '100 percent' ready to testify under oath

Trump pressured him to drop the investigation into Michael Flynn's ties with Russian Federation. The veteran lawman expressed confidence that could be a matter ripe for investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller , though he declined to offer an opinion on whether it met such a threshold. Read More »

Sessions says he will appear before Senate Intelligence Committee

The strain between the two began after Sessions recused himself in March from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. A Trump adviser said Sessions was just one of the targets of the USA president as his frustration with the Russian Federation investigation boils over. Read More »

Qatar Slams Saudi, Allies' Terrorism List as 'Baseless'

In recent weeks a complex dispute over terrorism, diplomacy, trade, media, and foreign policy has pushed Saudi Arabia , Egypt , Bahrain , and the United Arab Emirates to cut ties with Qatar , and expel all Qataris within their respective borders. Read More »

Doubts over Theresa May's grip on power as DUP deal talks continue

And almost 24 hours after polls closed across Britain , the UK Labour Party finally took the central London seat of Kensington after three recounts, meaning the final tally remained at 318 seats for the Conservatives and 262 for Labour. However, Mrs May insisted that, as the leader of the largest party in the new parliament, she had a duty to act in the "national interest" and lead the country through the Brexit negotiations starting in ten days' time. Read More »

Donald Trump Breaks Twitter Silence To Call James Comey "A Leaker"

Comey , who testified before a Senate committee on Thursday, asserted that President Donald Trump had fired him to interfere with an investigation of Russia's ties to the Trump campaign and reaffirmed the intelligence community's conclusion that Russian Federation meddled in the election. Read More »

London attack: Londoners urged to go out in show of 'unity'

The statement further explains, " The attackers had wound duct tape around the handles, and in Butt's case, a leather strap had been attached to the handle and was hung around his wrist". In the weeklong investigation of the attack conducted by the Metropolitan Police's Counter-Terrorism Command, police found multiple petrol bombs left in the van. Read More »

Gadhafi's son released after more than 5 years of detention

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Saif is now among his uncles and relatives in Al-Bayda and will soon deliver a speech to the Libyan people, the report says. Gaddafi was reportedly freed by the Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion militia, which controls the area of Zintan , southwest of the capital of Tripoli . Read More »

Niger recalls ambassador to Qatar in solidarity with Arab states

The foreign minister said the objective of Turkey's military base in Qatar was to contribute to the security of the Gulf region and not a specific state. The UAE's central bank also ordered the country's financial institutions to apply enhanced scrutiny on any accounts with six Qatari banks, including Qatar National Bank, which is the largest bank in Africa and the Middle East, and could potentially affect liquidity in the Qatari banking system. Read More »

Conservatives To Form Govt With DUP

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DUP East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson, a devout climate change denier, was once Northern Ireland's environment minister. Another potential problem is the planned restart of negotiations for power-sharing in the province. "Any British government is not a neutral observer on these matters". "As I reflect on the results I will reflect on what we need to do in the future to take the party forward", she said in a broadcast statement. Read More »