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White House clams up about Russian Federation investigations

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But it remains unclear whether the president might envision them working inside the White House or in outside roles. Trump has yet to sign a major piece of legislation, and he is now facing a series of major decisions, including withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, increasing troops in Afghanistan and naming a new Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Read More »

Merkel assumes United Kingdom will stick to original Brexit plans

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May's Conservative Party and the main opposition Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn both campaigned in this election on a commitment to honor the result of the June 2016 referendum, when 52% of voters backed Brexit. On Twitter , Siegfried Muresan, spokesman for the European Parliament's largest grouping, the European People's Party, said, "EU did not want #Brexit , but has been prepared to negotiate it since previous year". Read More »

May to form govt. despite Tory slide

Nick Clegg, the party's former leader who was Deputy Prime Minister under the 2010 coalition with the Conservatives, lost his seat, while the party leader, Tim Farron, held on with a narrow majority. "Do your best to avoid a "no deal" as result of "no negotiations". "I don't think Theresa May and this government have any credibility", Corbyn told the Sunday Mirror , predicting that there could be another election within months. Read More »

Who is in Theresa May's reshuffled cabinet?

A long-term ally, he has known May since their time at the University of Oxford in the late in 1970s and both top Tories campaigned for a Remain vote at the European Union referendum. In the messages obtained by ITV, Mr Johnson is said to have written: "Folks we need to calm down and get behind the Prime Minister". The party is seeking support from Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party to stay in power. Read More »

May finalises cabinet amid minority govt talks with DUP

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May called the general election three years earlier than required by law, with the aim of sweeping an even greater majority for her party before Brexit talks in just eight days to take the country out of the EU. Unlike the Labour Party — which sweetened its platform with things like free tuition for university students — the Conservative Party contained little to get people excited. Read More »

Britain's May still in talks with DUP on power deal

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She also confirmed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a phone call that Britain was ready to begin Brexit negotiations "as planned in the next couple of weeks", reassuring European Union leaders who had expressed doubts after May's electoral losses. Read More »

Madhya Pradesh farmers' protest: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan ends peace fast

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AAP, whose national convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal sat on a hunger strike in 2014 against the Centre-controlled police, said that Chouhan's fast was different from Kejriwal's as the former is the CM of a full state. "He is sitting on the fasts not for the farmers but for himself". The venue was Dussehra maidan, also the site of his latest fast. "We are going to buy different varieties of pulses at MSP", the chief minister said. Read More »

Northern Ireland's DUP says talks ongoing with PM May's Conservatives

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It was another humiliation for May, and a sign that the socially conservative DUP, with its strong focus on Northern Ireland's specific political complexities, will not necessarily be a compliant partner for her minority government. May has struggled to reassert her authority after losing her parliamentary majority in Thursday's snap election, which she had been under no pressure to call. Read More »

Britain: May to form government with DUP

The DUP's 10 lawmakers would give May a working majority after her own party failed to win enough seats to govern by itself. At one of its most important moments in its history, the country is rudderless and facing a constitutional crisis. Read More »

McCain's fuzzy questions for Comey leave observers puzzled

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He added: "She's one of the candidates, but in her case, you say there will be no charges, and in the case of President Trump , the investigation continues". The Daily Mail reported that Comey responded to a question during the hearing with an answer that may have foreshadowed the news. However, it isn't the only reason Mr. Read More »

Britain's May seeks deal with Northern Ireland party to cling to power

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May called the election to try to strengthen her hand in Brexit talks, but her party lost its majority in parliament. The best-selling Sun newspaper said senior members of the party had vowed to get rid of May, but would wait at least six months because they feared a leadership contest could propel Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn into power. Read More »

New iPhone 8 report claims in-screen Touch ID and iOS 11

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The latest iPhone 8 renders have a vertically aligned dual camera system. What's interesting is that the flash could be placed between the dual camera lens. That's good news and a step in the right direction for the identity and security industry, but unfortunately it doesn't appear to deliver on the ultimate goal - the use of Apple's handset as a security credential. Read More »

Defence minister Fallon says government views on Brexit haven't changed

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The Telegraph said senior Conservatives including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, interior minister Amber Rudd and Brexit minister David Davis were taking soundings over whether to replace her. "She's then got to present a programme to Parliament". 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. Read More »

Hamilton wins F1 Canadian GP, picks up points on Vettel

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He was up to seventh when he made another pit in Lap 50 to prepare for a final charge. The three-time Formula One champion earned his sixth victory - and third in a row - on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Sunday, taking a clear path from the pole to the checkered flag to win by nearly 20 seconds. Read More »

British PM Now Says DUP Talks Ongoing, No Support Deal Yet

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The news comes as Ms May is expected to enter a "confidence and supply" arrangement with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) in an attempt to shore up her position as Prime Minister. The opposition Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn took 262 seats, gaining 30. May on Saturday lost her two closest aides as she struggled to reassert her leadership after a crushing election setback. Read More »

DeWit: Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch big loser of Comey hearing

Also Sunday, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said more investigation into Lynch's directive to Comey was needed. "I would have a queasy feeling, too", Feinstein admitted in a Sunday morning interview on CNN. Patrick Leahy, who is also a member of the Judiciary Committee, backed Feinstein's request on Twitter. Chuck Grassley of Iowa. Another top editor talked about the document Comey released before the Senate hearing which chronicled his meetings with Trump, along ... Read More »

France election: Macron party set for big parliamentary win

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The centre-right Republicans had just under 16%, while the Socialists, previously France's ruling party, had won just 7.4%. Many of those who voted for him in the presidential election , particularly left-wing voters, said they were doing so only to keep Marine Le Pen out. Read More »

UN condemns Hamas for tunnel under schools in Gaza

The U.S. was the biggest donor to UNRWA past year. According to the Israeli PM, as cited by the Jerusalem Post, "in various UNRWA institutions there is a lot of incitement against Israel, and therefore the existence of UNRWA - and unfortunately its work from time to time - perpetuates the Palestinian refugee problem rather than solve it". Read More »

Iran arrests 8 suspected of supporting Tehran attacks

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Iranian authorities have arrested seven people suspected of helping militants involved in this week's attacks in the capital Tehran , a judiciary official said on Saturday. The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah has condemned the twin extremist attacks in Tehran , describing them as part of an "international, destructive plan" backed by various regional governments. Read More »