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Arsenal legend Ian Wright joins Gooners chorus for Diego Costa

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However, if BILD is accurate with what it is reporting, than Bayern are still very much in the hunt for 28-year-old Alexis, who Arsene Wenger remains adamant will not be sold. Wenger would obviously prefer to see Sanchez move overseas, but Solabarrieta says the player wants to link up again with Pep Guardiola , having played under the Spaniard during their time together at Barcelona. Read More »

United Kingdom leader May strikes tentative deal with Northern Ireland party

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As for his plans for the Labour party in the meantime, Corbyn suggested he would provide an olive branch to his critics and said Labour will table a "substantial amendment" to the Queen's Speech calling for a "jobs first Brexit ". However, despite the shock result and speculation there could soon be a leadership election, May's position appeared safe for at least the immediate days ahead. Read More »

Theresa May: I wanted different result, but now I'll lead

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May's weakened position in the party rules out big changes to the Cabinet lineup. Notable women MPs who retained their seats include May, Conservative Home Secretary Amber Rudd - who kept her seat by a razor-thin margin after several recounts - Green Party leader Caroline Lucas, who retains her party's sole seat in Brighton, and SNP's Mhairi Black, who became the UK's youngest MP when she won her seat in 2015 at the age of 20. Read More »

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

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The Mail on Sunday reported that Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was set to launch a bid to oust May, while the Sunday Times said five cabinet ministers were urging him to do so. Complacency, caused by misplaced over-confidence in pollsters' predictions became her undoing, as indeed for that darling of the U.S. military-industrial complex, Hillary Clinton. Read More »

House Panel Issues Subpoenas to Flynn, Michael Cohen in Russia Probe

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Comey's memo, and the president's statements, have sparked concern that Trump was seeking to block the widening FBI investigation into Trump's top aides, including at least one still at the White House . The aide said any such subpoenas would have been issued by Representative Devin Nunes of California, the committee's chairman, who has recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Philippine airstrike kills 11 soldiers in 'friendly fire'

A Philippine air force plane dropping bombs on militants killed 11 soldiers and wounded seven others in "friendly fire" as government forces were struggling to rout the assailants in Marawi , the military said. "For them, even if they kill a civilian or soldier, it doesn't matter to them", said Duterte. Irene Santiago, appointed by Duterte to organize the "peace corridor", said the effort had been a success, noting the fighting was several kilometers away from where the evacuation took place. Read More »

McCain says his confusing questions resulted from tiredness

The questions swirling around the Russian Federation investigation and the Trump campaign's and White House's actions "are of the utmost public interest", he wrote . From the open testimony , likely not, but the conclusion that there was obstruction of justice and potentially improper actions by Trump seems to be there. Read More »

Conservatives lead, but Labour gains big in British election, exit polls show

The pound crashed, the Prime Minister quit and the world gasped. But she seems secure for the immediate future, because senior Conservatives don't want to plunge the party into a damaging leadership contest. Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party: This is the Democratic Unionist Party's time in the spotlight. A confidence and supply deal would mean them backing the government on its budget and confidence motions, but could potentially lead to other issues being decided on a ... Read More »

Iran kills mastermind behind Tehran attacks, arrests more

Press TV quoted Iran's Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi , as saying in a televised interview on Saturday that the mastermind of the terrorist attack on Iran's Parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini on June 7 were killed earlier in the day by the intelligence forces. Read More »

Trump may allow Comey testimony

However, such a manoeuvre would likely draw criticism and could be challenged in court. You can't find the words "executive privilege" anywhere in the Constitution. Putin also told NBC that regardless of Trump's previous travel to Russian Federation as a businessman, he had had no relationship with him and had never met him. Read More »

Snap polls fallout: Theresa May's closest advisers resign

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Timothy and Hill have been accused of creating a " toxic " atmosphere in Downing Street. And yet - can she survive without them? ConservativeHome, an blog for Tories, posted statements Saturday from both Hill and Timothy. He added: "I chose not to rebut these reports as they were published, as to have done so would have been a distraction for the campaign". The adviser takes the fall but Theresa May is the one responsible for her own defeat. Read More »

Tories and DUP continue talks after no final deal agreed

Late Saturday both Downing Street and the DUP issued statements saying talks over a deal to prop up the government would resume next week, amid concern among more liberal Conservatives about May hitching her wagon to the right-wing Northern Irish party. Read More »

Islamic State threatens attacks in Saudi Arabia

Undaunted, officials say Iran will step up the strategy, which includes sending fighters to battle Islamic State in Syria and Iraq alongside allied Shi'ite militia groups. Some cried, while others chanted, "Death to Saudi Arabia", "Death to America" and "God is greatest". Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi has said Iran identified several jihadists, where they meet and where they hide. Read More »

The Explainer: What does the British election results mean?

British Prime Minister Theresa May was expected to name the rest of her cabinet on Saturday after a crushing election setback , just days before Brexit talks begin. But May, facing scorn for running a lacklustre campaign, was determined to hang on. Corbyn accused the Conservatives of undermining Britain's security by cutting the number of police on the streets. Read More »

Theresa May is 'dead woman walking' says former Tatton MP Osborne

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In a withering attack on Theresa May , who sacked him as chancellor on her arrival in Downing Street a year ago, Mr Osborne said it was simply a question of how long she is going to remain on death row. It is extremely unlikely that May would be able to continue in Number 10 without the support of the '22. Mr Osborne told BBC1's Andrew Marr Show that "if the [Scottish Conservative leader] Ruth Davidsons of the world are starting to flex their muscles, then in my view that's a good thing". Read More »

Conservatives, DUP agree to 'confidence and supply' deal on government

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Rumours of a possible leadership challenge from Johnson come as May only just manages to hold onto the premiership, following a humiliating failure to achieve a majority in the House of Commons following Thursday's election. Corbyn says he's prepared to keep up the pressure as Theresa May works to form a new government in the United Kingdom. Her only chance of an overall working majority is with the Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ), a fringe political party in Northern Ireland, which is ... Read More »

Shia man in Pak gets death sentence for blasphemous content on Facebook

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He was arrested previous year for allegedly posting derogatory content about Sunni Muslim religious leaders and the wives of the Prophet Mohammed on Facebook. Raza's lawyer Rana Fida Hussain told AFP that his client was innocent and that he would appeal the conviction. It's also petitioned the owners of Facebook and Twitter, asking them to ID any Pakistanis who have posted offensive material. Read More »

Iran arrests seven Tehran attack suspects

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ISIS terrorists claimed responsibility for the deadly attacks. The president said supporters of terrorists have been seeking to "take avenge" of democratic Iran but they are "ignorant" of this fact that the Iranians are "resistant" and have experienced such incidents many times. Read More »

New UK election only alternative to deal with DUP: senior Conservative lawmaker

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But Soubry said May's time in the top job would be limited. Ultimately, Mrs May's need for an ad hoc partnership with the DUP has weakened, rather then strengthened, her hand at the negotiating table. The close ally said: "We need a Brexiteer". The DUP is a socially conservative group that opposes abortion and same-sex marriage and had links to Protestant paramilitary groups during Ireland's sectarian "Troubles". Read More »

Still no deal to keep Tories in power

Labour won 262 seats in the General Election , up from the 232 secured by Ed Miliband in 2015, but the Conservatives remain the largest party in Parliament. The DUP is strongly opposed to single-sex marriage and abortion, at odds with Conservative policies. "I'm sure many of them will want to vote for government measures needed to execute our departure from the European Union". Read More »

N.Ireland's DUP says talks ongoing with PM May's Conservatives

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That means the DUP would back the government on confidence motions and budget votes, but it's not a coalition government or a broader pact. Downing St. "May sought a mandate". The resignations of Timothy and Hill, on whom May had been heavily reliant since her previous job at the interior ministry, will be a personal blow. Read More »

Britain's May seeks deal to cling to power

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They said he was not seeking to take action to topple Mrs May but was preparing his campaign for when it could be needed. But rumors swirled of plots to oust May. He said "our job will be to point out the incredible weaknesses that now exist in the government and if there's another election I say bring it on and let's get behind Jeremy Corbyn and let's win that election". Read More »