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No deal yet between UK Conservatives and DUP to back PM May

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Today, Arlene Foster, the leader of Northern Ireland's DUP, will discuss a "confidence and supply" arrangement with Mrs May, which will allow the Conservatives to remain in power. Days after May lost her parliamentary majority in a failed electoral gamble, the premier welcomed the leader of the DUP to Downing Street in a bid to gain the support of its 10 MPs. Read More »

US Deputy Attorney General Assures Congress of Special Counsel Independence

Collins' question wasn't the only time the Mueller investigation came up during Rosenstein's hearing on Capitol Hill. Chris Ruddy, a friend of Trump's and the chief executive of Newsmax, a U.S. Weeks ago, Gingrich had heaped praise on Mueller, hailing him as a "superb choice" for special counsel whose reputation was "impeccable for honesty and integrity". Read More »

Trump thinking about firing special counsel Mueller

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The president toured a classroom full of tool-and-die machines that simulated a factory floor, accompanied by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, as his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, faced questions before the Senate Intelligence Committee on potential Trump campaign ties to Russian Federation and the firing of FBI Director James Comey . Read More »

Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

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But it was one marked by tragedy. In more than two dozen letters to the editor of his local paper, Hodgkinson railed against former President George W. Bost said his office has received 10 calls from Hodgkinson in the past year, but said none of the contact from the suspect led him to believe he was unsafe or threatening. Read More »

Sinn Fein says will oppose any deal that undermines peace deal

Sources say delay over Govt deal with DUP not cos talks are "stuttering" - 95% agreed between both sides. Sinn Fein MPs have traditionally refused to sit in Westminster because they won't swear an oath to the Queen . But party president Gerry Adams has called the DUP-Tory alliance chaotic and he said on Monday that a referendum on Irish unity was inevitable. Sinn Fein's Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill said: "I will be making it very clear that any deal between the Tories and the ... Read More »

Scalise After Shooting: 'His Condition Is Critical'

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Members of both parties said they needed to soften rhetorical attacks on each other, if only to set a better example for a public that seems increasingly divided into hostile political camps. According to the game's website, no members of the MA congressional delegation are slated to participate. "We're going to go ahead and play the ball game". Read More »

Switzerland tops WIPO innovation index, but disparity persists

Of the 17 countries included in the "innovations achievers" shortlist, nine are located in the Sub-Saharan Africa region, including Kenya and Rwanda. While the top 10 is comprised of the same jurisdictions as a year ago, high innovation performance amongst Sub-Saharan African countries, relative to development, is a notable trend. Read More »

Death toll in London tower block fire rises to 17

She also said sniffer dogs were being used in a bid to locate bodies. Describing the fire that started around 1 a.m. local time Wednesday morning as "an unprecedented incident", London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said: "In my 29 years of being a firefighter, I have never ever seen anything on this scale". Read More »

German Team Arrives Sochi For Confederations Cup

In the next stage, matches will be on a straight knockout basis, played as semifinals, and ending with the final match on July 2. FIFA president Gianni Infantino said: "The work that has been carried out in FIFA World Cup qualifier matches in all confederations will now also be implemented for the first time in a FIFA tournament". Read More »

Washington Post says Mueller probe looking at obstruction by President Trump

The Senate intelligence committee has also interviewed Johnson in connection with its investigation of Russian activities during last year's election campaign. Critics - including Democrats - as well as some experts have said the president in firing Comey could have opened himself up to charges of obstruction of justice . Read More »

Death Toll From London Tower Block Blaze Rises To 17

The prime minister said the inquiry, an official review of action by public institutions, was needed to ensure "this awful tragedy is properly investigated". The Queen and Prince Philip also paid tribute to the emergency services for their " bravery " and putting other people's lives ahead of their own. "We had to literally run under police riot shields because of the amount of flaming debris, just to get into the building". Read More »

OR becomes first state to give non-gender option on driver's license

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OR has approved a new rule giving its residents the option of not specifying their gender on driver's licenses, learner's permits and identity cards, becoming the first state in the USA to do so. The decision in OR comes a year after a Portland circuit court judge granted a request by Shupe to change gender from female to a third, nongender option. Read More »

Ohio man set to appear in court in slayings of 3 women

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The reading of the charges against Brinkman revealed Taylor Pifer was suffocated, and that her sister, Kylie, was strangled with a telephone cord. At least five people were injured when a gunman opened fire Wednesday on a group of Republican lawmakers gathered to practice for an upcoming charity baseball game. Read More »

Theresa May calls for probe of fatal high-rise blaze

The cause of the fire is under investigation, and authorities have refused to speculate on what could have started the blaze. The tower, built in 1974 in North Kensington, an area of west London , contained 120 flats and was thought to have been home to about 600 people. Read More »

US Federal Reserve raises interest rates

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Inflation was expected to be at 1.7 percent by the end of this year, down from the 1.9 percent previously forecast. The Fed also issued updated economic forecasts that showed it foresees one additional rate increase this year to follow Wednesday's increase and an earlier rate hike in March . Read More »

Kate Middleton Surprises Victims of the London Bridge Terror Attack

The horrifying attack left eight people dead, and 48 injured - who were treated at Kings College Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas', University College London Hospitals, and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust for their injuries. She praised her and the other royals for visiting the hospital. "I think the Duchess was really affected by the dedication of the staff and how resilient they are", clinical director of the emergency department Malcolm Tunnicliff told reporters, according to ... Read More »

At least 1 injured in shooting on Fort Carson

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As of 5:30 pm, the shelter in place had been lifted and all gates and facilities had been reopened. One person was injured, but is stable. Fort Carson is located about 65 miles north of Denver. However, personnel were asked to shelter in place during the investigation. The gates will remain closed to both inbound and outbound traffic as the situation is investigated. Read More »

Top Republican shot and wounded along with his aides

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Those wounded included House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , R-La., a congressional aide, two Capitol Police officers and a lobbyist. Two congressman said they had sustained minor injuries while trying to take cover. He hit Steve Scalise ", Barton said, "Scalise's security detail and the Capitol Hill police immediately returned fire, and Alexandria Police also immediately came and began to return fire. Read More »

Egypt panel defies parliament on Red Sea islands transfer

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Shortly afterward, the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, too, issued calls for "a Friday of rage" against the maritime border demarcation agreement. Egypt's parliament on Wednesday backed plans to hand over two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia under an agreement that has attracted widespread public criticism. Read More »