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United Kingdom government attempt stalled by Northern Ireland


In this grab taken from video, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks in the House of Commons, London , during its first sitting since the election, Tuesday June 13, 2017 . Restoring devolved government in Belfast could protect Northern Ireland "from the worst effects of that arrangement", she said. Mr Adams, who is President of Sinn Fein, met the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street along with other senior figures in the party. Read More »

Britain's May reaches 'outline' power deal after election fiasco


The Conservatives won 318 out of 650 seats - throwing away a 17-seat majority. Stressing that her party had won the maximum votes and emerged as the single largest party, she claimed that only the Tories can provide the "certainty" needed to guide the country through crucial Brexit talks that begins with the European Union on June 19. Read More »

Iran arrests more suspects after Tehran attacks


Meanwhile, Iran police chief Gen Hossein Ashtari said several people with connections to the attackers were arrested around the capital area. Police, who said they were holding six suspects as part of their investigation into the attacks, also increased their patrols in the streets and subway stations of Tehran on Thursday. Read More »

Canadian Among The Victims of London Terrorist Attacks


Police identified the second attacker as 30-year-old Rachid Redouane , also known as Rachid Elkhdar, who claimed to have both Moroccan and Libyan roots and worked as a pastry chef in Ireland, where he had lived in the past five years as well the east London suburb of Dagenham. Read More »

Kenny Raises Good Friday Concerns With May

Irish premier Enda Kenny has been urged to "keep his nose out of British politics" after he told Theresa May the outworking of the general election must not put the Good Friday Agreement at risk. He told ITV's Peston on Sunday: "Well, not necessarily the case". Ahead of the talks in Belfast today, Sinn Féin has already accused the DUP of betraying the interests of Northern Ireland by agreeing to prop up a minority government. Read More »

Who else but Trump to call for a nation full of apprentices?


Rosenstein repeatedly conveyed his support for Mueller's role at a Senate hearing, held the morning after a close friend of President Donald Trump was quoted in a television interview as saying he was considering dismissing Mueller. Under Justice Department rules, Trump would seemingly have to order Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein to rescind department regulations protecting a special counsel from being fired for no good reason, and then to fire Mueller. Read More »

At least eight dead in China blast


Attacks on kindergartens in China have happened before, usually by people who are mentally ill or who seek retaliation against employers or society. The assault, which left 11 other children hospitalized, occurred despite heightened security countrywide, with gates and cameras installed at some schools and additional police and guards posted at entrances. Read More »

Britain Says Protecting Jobs And Economy Are Key Brexit Aims

Since May's Conservative Party failed to win a majority in last week's general election, there has been a lot of debate over the impact on the Brexit discussions and whether the British government will be more open to compromise on some issues, like the trade. Read More »

Ireland's likely next PM would be first gay, minority leader


Former Fine Gael deputy leader Nora Owen, told Reuters: "I honestly don't think in 1981 when I first got elected that I could foresee a time when an openly gay man might become Taoiseach ". Mr Varadkar said he accepted his win with humility and would set about making the party more democratic and more inclusive. "I remember this day nearly 15 years ago and the sense of excitement & possibility", he said. Read More »

Congressional Staffer Zack Barth Thanks Actions Taken by Capitol Police During Shooting


Steve Scalise during this hard time and recognizing him by wearing LSU gear in support of his recovery", LSU President F. King Alexander said. Four others were wounded. Rep. Dwight Evans, a Democrat, and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, a Republican, represent districts in Pennsylvania. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., told reporters. In recent months, Hodgkinson called Congressman Mike Bost's office at least 10 times with complaints about the Republican's stance on health care and his voting record, Bost ... Read More »

Grenfell Tower: Police hope fire death toll 'not triple figures'


The UK watched in horror as fire ripped through Grenfell Tower in West London early yesterday morning, killing at least 17 people and injuring more then 30. A resident who ignored that advice is Mickey Paramasivan, who got his children out of Grenfell after waking up and smelling smoke. "Look after the people!" another woman said. Read More »

Abbas halts monthly stipends for Hamas ex-inmates

Between June 5 and June 11, Israel defeated Egypt, Jordan , and Syria and stamped its flag over East Jerusalem, Gaza, West Bank, Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and Syria's Golan Heights. The West Bank comprises 21 percent of Palestine's historic land area, but after 50 years of occupation, Israel gives Palestinians only 40 percent of the land, planted with settlements , soldiers, and protected streets, making it hard to calculate the area under Palestinian control. Read More »

EU tells May 'no time to lose' on Brexit talks


European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker echoed the urgency in beginning the Brexit negotiations adding: 'As far as the commission is concerned, we can open negotiations tomorrow morning at half-past nine'. There is a new government, perhaps a minority government, which will be dependent from day to day on shifting majorities in Parliament, in the lower house. Read More »

Beaten With Helmets By Bullies, Indian-Origin Teen Dies In Malaysia


A relative, Ms J Chandra Iswari, said she wanted to see justice for Nhaveen. The WhatsApp message is said to have included a CIMB account number under the name of M Shanmugam. Three of them have completed Form Five and are waiting for SPM results while two are now in Form Five. Their playful teasing later escalated to extreme bullying when they noticed Nhaveen was not like them. Read More »

EJ DIONNE: Gutting health care in darkness


There are likely to be no hearings before the bill is brought to the floor for a vote, which leadership wants to hold before the July 4 recess, when few are likely paying attention. Some senators are interested in additions to the healthcare bill that could cost the government, and savings would have to be found elsewhere, perhaps in some of the taxes, Sen. Read More »

Trump tweets of "WITCH HUNT" amid Russia probe

The office of the director of national intelligence and Ledgett has not responded. SHAPIRO: Your article calls this a major turning point in the investigation. "This is the first time that the ongoing investigation, which has hung over Trump since his inauguration, has potentially implicated the president himself", newspaper reported. Read More »

Rep. Scalise remains in critical condition after surgery


This is something they've been doing now for more than one hundred years. The annual congressional baseball game in Washington has been hailed as a rare and welcome moment of unity among lawmakers of both major parties. Spectators held signs: TEAM SCALISE; SCALISE STRONG! For the second consecutive day, the Louisiana lawmaker continued to fight for his life and authorities continued to investigate the shooting - and the nation braced for every update. Read More »

Merkel concerned at impact on Europe of US sanctions on Russia


German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern said in a joint statement the sanctions would help secure USA energy jobs and threaten Russian gas deliveries to Europe. driven by commercial interests". Eastern and Central European countries oppose the project, fearing that their dependence on Russian energy would increase. Read More »

Special Counsel Is Investigating Trump For Obstruction Of Justice


Former FBI Director James Comey told Congress last week he believes he was sacked by Trump to undermine the agency's Russian Federation probe. The day before Comey's testimony, Senator Kamala Harris pressed the deputy AG on whether he would be willing forfeit his right to fire Mueller (around the 3:50 mark of the below video). Read More »

DUP Arrives Westminster For Talks With British PM

But Mr Macron appeared to suggest the United Kingdom could change its mind about Brexit , saying: "Of course the door remains open, always open, until the Brexit negotiations come to an end". "The current uncertainty can not continue", he said on Twitter . His comments come after the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier , warned London to "not waste time" and begin negotiations as soon as possible. Read More »

US Prez Trump being investigated for obstruction of justice: Media report

President Donald Trump asked Thursday on Twitter why investigators were not looking at " Hillary Clinton's family" and Democrats' "dealings with Russian Federation", instead examining his "non-dealings". The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee is encouraging the panel's Republican chairman to subpoena former FBI Director James Comey if he won't willingly come before the committee. Read More »

CNN sues Justice Department for copies of Comey memo


Sessions said he met twice with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, once at last year's Republican National Convention and later in his Senate office, but neither time about Trump's campaign, but rather in his capacity as a USA senator at the time before Trump nominated him as the country's top law enforcement official. Read More »

Theresa May Warned Over Northern Ireland Unionist Deal, Power Sharing

The British Prime Minister had convened general elections to try to widen her majority and to negotiate with the European Union from a position of strength, but Mrs May lost her bet. He spoke out after holding face-to-face talks with Theresa May in Downing Street aimed at kick-starting the stalled Northern Ireland peace process. Read More »

British PM May to meet Sinn Fein, other Northern Ireland parties

It comes as the party has accused the DUP of betraying the interests of Northern Ireland by agreeing to prop up a Conservative minority government. Such a scenario may provoke hardline eurosceptic accusations against the United Kingdom government, which has said that London will stop making annual contributions to European Union budget after Brexit . Read More »