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Merkel assumes May will stick to Brexit talks plan

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Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt, who is president of the Alliance of Liberals & Democrats for Europe in the European Parliament, had caustic words for Mrs May. "With a weak negotiating partner, there's a danger that the negotiations will turn out badly for both sides". Besides, Theresa will be preoccupied with fending off challenges to her leadership from within the party, hardly the best frame of mind for tough Brexit negotiations . Read More »

Wounded May soldiers on as election shock complicates Brexit

Having just returned from a meeting with the Queen to discuss the formation of a new government Theresa May said 'We will continue to work with our friends and allies, in the Democratic Unionist Party in particular. Timothy-a combative character who one former colleague said had helped create a "toxic" atmosphere at the heart of the government-said he took responsibility for the Conservative manifesto, including a plan for elderly social care that caused a backlash. Read More »

Julie Bishop Confirms Two Australians Killed In London Terror Attack

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THE man who tried desperately to save Australian nanny Sara Zelenak from a trio of knife-wielding terrorists in London says he's haunted by her death. "Sara is absolutely handsome". Sara is absolutely attractive. "She's one of those girls that doesn't drink, doesn't do drugs, doesn't do anything wrong", Tara added. Read More »

Ferraris (Vettel, Raikkonen) fastest in Canadian GP practice

A week after Mercedes missed the podium completely in Monaco, Hamilton completed 70 laps in 1 hour, 33 minutes, 5.154 seconds on a hot and windy day on Montreal's Ile Notre-Dame. "He was the better man today", Vettel said. "I asked to check and then behind the safety vehicle it was so slow that you couldn't really feel the damage. Read More »

Church bus crashes in Atlanta area; 1 killed, others injured

The footage of TV reports shows that the bus, preciouses touched the auto. Firetrucks and ambulances swarmed the intersection of Camp Creek Parkway at Mark Road near Atlanta's airport just after 4 p.m. The bus, thrown upside down by the force of the collision, slid into a Mercedes that was traveling in the westbound lanes. "That God has called me here ..." WSB-TV later reported that four people were in critical condition. Read More »

UK PM May seen fighting for survival after election failure

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But after meeting with the queen, Theresa May insisted she will carry on. European Union budget commissioner Guenther Oettinger said the European Union is prepared to stick to the timetable that calls for negotiations to start in mid-June, but said it would take a few hours at least to see how the results of the election play out in forming a government. Read More »

President Trump calls United Kingdom election results 'surprising'

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At stake is May's version of what is called "hard Brexit" - exiting the all-important European Single Market, the UK's largest trading partner, exiting the customs union, and curbs on immigration from within the EU - the version that faces the same opposition which May wanted to overcome with a large mandate. Read More »

De Villiers defiant as South Africa choke again

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Fast bowler Junaid Khan replaced him, seamlessly returning figures of 2/53 against South Africa. It was triggered by a couple of run outs and South Africa offered the priceless wickets of AB de Villiers and David Miller on a platter. "All of the bowlers executed their plan so well in such a big game and to be able to bowl like that against a batting line up of their ability, we can feel confident and would like to take it forward into the semis". Read More »

UK: DUP agrees to 'confidence and supply' deal to support Conservatives

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At the start of the campaign, she was enjoying poll leads of 20 points or more over the main opposition Labour Party. The announcement came after May lost Downing St. London's neutrality is key to the delicate balance of power in Northern Ireland, which was once plagued by violence over Britain's control of the country. Read More »

N. Korea Rejects New UNSC Resolution, Vows to Continue Nuke Program

Pyongyang has how conducted a dozen ballistic missile experiments this year, in defiance of United Nations sanctions warnings and amid suspicions that it may be preparing for another nuclear test. In an apparent reference to China's activities in the East and South China Seas, Inada said, "We continue to witness unprovoked, unilateral attempts to alter the status quo". Read More »

UK prime minister insists she is staying put

And I think that's what's important, I think that's what the public would expect. She said they had had "very good discussions" in Belfast on Saturday with Conservative chief whip Gavin Williamson, but declined to be drawn on the details. Read More »

Former President Carter shakes hands with everyone on flight

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As overhead pre-flight announcements were made, the former president grinned at every person he encountered and extended his hand for a shake. Sheffield recorded the moment on his cellphone and posted the video to Twitter, and it has gotten almost 10,000 retweets and close to 25,000 likes. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn vows to vote down Queen's Speech to topple Theresa May

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The Prime Minister will tonight face a meeting of Conservative backbenchers before holding talks tomorrow with Arlene Foster, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party. They were replaced by Gavin Barwell, a former housing minister who lost his seat in the election. At the same time she has brought in the more emollient figure of Damian Green as First Secretary of State - a title often associated with the role of deputy prime minister - based in the Cabinet Office, in a limited reshuffle of ... Read More »

DUP backs deal to support Tory government

She called the election early with the aim of shoring up support for the Conservatives ahead of the country's crucial Brexit negotiations, but the move has clearly backfired. May said Barwell would help her "reflect on the election and why it did not deliver the result I hoped for". Natural bedfellows in a Conservative-led coalition, perhaps, but with their staunch commitment to an open border with neighboring southern Ireland, they could yet prove a decisive and outsized force in Brexit ... Read More »

China supports Philippines' US-backed fight against Islamists

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Though many are suprised that US military is providing assitance to Filipino soldiers despite Duterte's unpleasant remarks about American leaders and worldwide organisations, the leader clarified that he had personal difference with only former US President Barrack Obama and not with the current President Donald Trump. Read More »

Choking back immigration would stall the economy: English

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It has contributed to the housing crisis, put pressure on hospitals and schools, and added to congestion on roads. Mr Little acknowledged New Zealand was a country "built on immigration", but that didn't mean changes can't be made. Labour will make changes to immigration settings that will reduce net immigration by 20,000-30,000 a year. He said the nation of 4.5 million could not cope with existing migration levels. Read More »

Trump Asks Supreme Court to Reinstate Travel Ban

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The justices also would have to decide if President Trump's order violated the U.S. Constitution's bar against the government favoring one religion over another, as the ban's challengers assert. It says the move is justified by the need to keep the nation safe, and it says presidents have nearly unlimited discretion to make national-security judgments and to control immigration. Read More »

Pittsburgh Penguins defend Stanley Cup title

While both sides featured plenty of high-impact players and clutch performers throughout the two-month playoff journey, Crosby stood out. Nashville made the playoffs as the 16th-best team in the regular season before knocking off Chicago, St. Read More »

SNP victory in Scotland would 'triple lock' second independence vote

Scottish Tory deputy leader Jackson Carlaw today said there has been a "change in atmosphere" in Scottish politics as he insisted there are several seats where there is a "very strong prospect" of a Conservative victory. The SNP won 56 of the 59 seats in Scotland in the 2015 general election and the party is expected to take the most again, despite polls suggesting it is likely to lose some of them. Read More »

Hostage-taker in Australia had been acquitted of terror plot

Turnbull confirmed that the dead gunman, Yacqub Khayre , had been previously acquitted of terror-related charges, and said there were "grave questions" about why he was out on parole despite a known record of violent offending. "Of course it is of concern to us that somebody who would be compliant with each and every term and condition of the parole they had been granted and were eligible for, could commit such a crime". Read More »

UK leader May seen fighting for survival after election failure

May had called the election to build upon her majority; instead, the party lost it. Theresa May's insistence on starting Brexit negotiations next Monday is questioned by Britons who think the prime minister's calamitous election setback means she should now seek to stay in the European Union single market. Read More »

British PM warned over risk to Irish peace of government deal

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May says it's "a Cabinet that reflects the wealth of talent and experience across the Conservative Party" and "a government that is going to be governing for everyone". Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, a member of May's Conservative party, told the BBC: "What we do have now is an understanding of the outline proposals that would underpin that working agreement". Read More »