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DUP agrees principles to back UK Conservatives

The 10 MPs from the Northern Irish party could prove crucial in supporting the Conservatives on key votes after Thursday's election saw Mrs May lose control of the Commons. Before the election, she had been widely expected to sack finance minister Philip Hammond following a reported clash over her Brexit strategy. The nursery worker said he was "angry" that Mrs May had done a deal with the DUP, although he admitted he did not initially know who they were. Read More »

Qatar says no expulsions of nationals from countries that cut ties

He was speaking at a meeting in Moscow Saturday with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani. "We are closely monitoring and assessing all developments, and are prepared to take the necessary decisions and measures, should the need arise, to ensure that we always honor our commitments and obligations to all our customers and partners locally, regionally, and internationally", the statement said . Read More »

Syria army reaches Iraq border after US tensions: monitor


USA defense officials said the weapon fired by the drone did not detonate and no one was hurt. The United States Central Command said it "does not seek to fight the Syrian regime, Russian or pro-regime forces partnered with them", but promised to take "appropriate measures" to protect USA forces tasked with defeating the Islamic State group. Read More »

Germany prepared for Brexit negotiations, says Merkel


However, Irish Prime Minister-elect Leo Varadkar said he was positive about the election's outcome and the impact it would have on the Brexit talks, that begin on June 19. More than 300,000 Irish people now living and working in the United Kingdom looked to an uncertain future after Prime Minister Theresa May invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. Read More »

Merkel assumes May will stick to Brexit talks plan

With talks due to start in Brussels in ten days time, Mr Tusk said it was their "urgent task" to get on with the negotiations in "the best possible spirit". But until a government emerges in London, it is unclear how the talks can start. Other EU leaders have expressed concerns the failure to win a majority may make negotiations even more hard. Read More »

Three US troops 'killed by Afghan soldier in insider attack'

In a statement yesterday the Pentagon said, the attack is in the latest, so-called insider attack on worldwide forces. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the shooter was a member of the militant group and had killed four Americans and wounded several more. Read More »

US spy planes help Philippine troops quell siege

The Philippines military said the United States was providing technical assistance to end the siege of Marawi City by fighters allied to Islamic State , which is now in its third week, but it had no boots on the ground. As the conflict intensified, the U.S. embassy in Manila said American forces were providing assistance to the Filipino troops, although it declined to give details for security reasons. Read More »

France confirms second French death in London attack: minister


The van-and-knife attack also injured nearly 50 people who were enjoying their Saturday night in a crowded part of London known for its bars and restaurants. "We have, this morning, the confirmation of a new toll". Gabrielli said some police forces had been deluged with tip-offs about potential radicals, making it possible for some to slip beneath the radar. Read More »

US special forces help Philippines fight Islamic militants


The U.S. embassy confirmed it had offered support, at the request of the Philippines government, but gave no details. The cooperation between the longtime allies is significant because Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, who came to power a year ago, has taken a hostile stance towards Washington and has vowed to eject USA military trainers and advisers from his country. Read More »

Iran Says It Has Killed Alleged Planner of Deadly Tehran Attack


Mr. Alavi didn't provide the suspect's name or the full details of his death other than to say the intelligence service. " The mastermind and main commander of terrorist attacks on the parliament and Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini was killed today by the security forces ", intelligence minister Mahmoud Alavi was quoted as saying by the Tasnim news agency, Reuters reports. Read More »

London Bridge Attacker Attempted to Rent Large Truck


Had the Pakistani-origin London Bridge attacker succeeded in hiring a 7.5 tonne truck, the number of casualties in the carnage would have been much higher, the British media reported today. "They were still fairly close to the van". He said that on his police radio "I could hear officers on London Bridge desperately calling for ambulances", and got a police cruiser to take the man who had been stabbed in the stomach to a hospital. Read More »

Merkel assumes United Kingdom to stick with its Brexit plan

Brexit talks will begin as planned in the "next couple of weeks", German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Theresa May have agreed. May, who had called a snap election confident her Conservative Party would increase its majority and strengthen her hand in the Brexit talks, on Friday said she would lead a minority government backed by a small Northern Irish party. Read More »

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

Gulf states traded public barbs on Saturday, showing little sign of resolving the region's deepest rift in years, five days after Arab nations severed diplomatic, trade and transport ties with the tiny Gulf kingdom of Qatar. I won't name other countries, but we are not done solving the problem. Other markets in the region have suffered little or no damage from the diplomatic crisis; Saudi Arabia's index has been supported by the approach of index compiler MSCI's June 20 review on whether to ... Read More »

France's Macron faces test in parliamentary elections


Several other French politicians are under investigation for allegedly using European Parliament funds to pay aides for party work, including far-right leader Marine Le Pen and another member of Macron's government. Step two is nailing down the parliamentary majority France's youngest-ever president needs to be effective. It is expected though to improve on the two deputies it had in the previous legislature. Read More »

US President Donald Trump calls for travel ban from 'certain unsafe countries

Early Monday morning, continuing where he left off the previous night, Trump tweeted , "People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!" Trump tweeted Monday that the USA needs a "travel ban" in order to protect Americans from "certain unsafe countries". Read More »

Boris Johnson denies plot to topple UK PM Theresa May


BST on Sunday, responding to the front page of the paper, which claims "BORIS SET TO LAUNCH BID TO BE PM AS MAY CLINGS ON". There had been speculation that Mr Hammond in particular would be vulnerable if the Prime Minister had been returned - as she had hoped - with an increased majority. Read More »

Qatar Petroleum says production not impacted by Gulf crisis

Tillerson said the blockade was hindering the US-led campaign against the Islamic State group and having humanitarian consequences for ordinary people. Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani was in Moscow today after talks in Germany yesterday. Qatar hit back on Friday in a Foreign Ministry statement which described the accusations as "baseless" and "slanderous". Read More »

Theresa May's Failed Gamble

In the new government , May plans to ally with the small Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland , the BBC reports . "Yet another own goal, after Cameron now May, will make already complex negotiations even more complicated", tweeted Guy Verhofstadt, the former Belgian premier who is the European Parliament's point man for the Brexit process. Read More »

Top intelligence officials deny receiving pressure from US President Donald Trump

In stunning public testimony Thursday, James Comey acknowledged arranging for a friend to leak details of a conversation Comey had with President Trump - the February 14 Oval Office encounter in which Trump said he hoped the FBI director could "drop" the bureau's investigation of fired national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to Comey's contemporaneous notes. Read More »

May to form 'government of certainty' with DUP backing


The Democratic Unionist Party has agreed to the principles of "confidence and supply" deal in order to support a Conservative government . But in a dramatic twist just before midnight on Saturday, Sky sources said No.10's account of the talks had been issued in error and the DUP had not yet reached any agreement with the Tories . Read More »

British police name third London Bridge attacker as Youssef Zaghba

Italian media said Zaghba was born in the Moroccan city of Fez in 1995, and had broken off relations with his Moroccan father. Breaking down in tears, Melissa told Sky News: "This morning we received news from police that my brother's bank card was found on one of the bodies from Saturday night's brutal attack but they are unable to formally identify him until the coroner's report begins tomorrow". Read More »

Egypt's Islamic foundation cancels Ramadan celebrations following


Egypt , in the meantime, has pushed for lifting the global arms embargo against Libya , hoping that such action would give its main ally in Libya , Gen. They said one of the assailants' SUVs got stuck in the sand, so they torched it and hijacked a truck traveling the same road, killing its occupants. Egypt's Copts are vocal supporters of Sisi, who has vowed to crush Islamist extremism and protect Christians . Read More »

How Trump responded to Comey calling him a liar

In his first public remarks since the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey , President Donald Trump promised Friday that he will testify if asked - and said some of the things the former bureau chief said under oath weren't true. Read More »

Scottish Tory leader 'given gay rights pledge from PM over DUP tie-up'


While the Tories licked their wounds elsewhere, it was, on balance a good night for the party north of the border. If you don't know who they are, here's what you need to know. Donaldson is now the longest serving of the DUP's MPs. May has signalled her intention to carry on in Downing Street , saying - without a hint of irony - the country needs "stability" with the start of Brexit negotiations 10 days away. Read More »

Rallies against Islamic law draw counter-protests across US

A small group of "anti Sharia law" protesters gathered on Boston Common Saturday morning and argued for two hours with a group of counter-protesters carrying signs supporting Muslims and immigrants. It wasn't immediately clear what prompted the clash between protesters and counter-protesters in Seattle, and the violence appeared to subside relatively quickly. Read More »

UK gov't agrees outline deal with DUP for support - PA


To govern, she will need the support of the socially conservative, pro-Brexit Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ), which won 10 seats in Northern Ireland. "She wanted a mandate", he said , "well the mandate she has got is lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support and lost confidence". "Nigel Dodds and Arlene Foster are now the most significant figures in Brexit talks on the island of Ireland". Read More »

Tory-DUP deal 'would be bad news for women'

The Conservatives finished the election with 318 seats, eight short of the 326 needed for a majority, and the party is now dependent on the 10 DUP MPs to ensure legislation can be passed through a hostile House of Commons . In an opinion piece in The Times entitled "Working in No 10, I was staggered by the arrogance of Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill" she said how both aides For were rude and abusive to Cabinet members. Read More »

Microsoft Announces Its Own E3 Week Price Cut for Xbox One S


Capcom has Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers and the upcoming Switch version of Monster Hunter XX, but big names like Street Fighter V and Resident Evil VII are still absent. The other clue may indicate Xbox 10 S's release date. At least that's what the fans reckon based on a few clues in some recent Microsoft teaser videos. Read More »

Another Day, Another Bomb in Kabul


Among the dead were two Afghan media workers, two Afghan guards at the German Embassy and nine security guards at a base for foreign forces in the area. There was no claim of responsibility for Wednesday's attack, though Afghanistan's spy agency blamed the Taliban-allied Haqqani network and neighbouring Pakistan for the blast. Read More »