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Tory-DUP deal announcement 'to be delayed due to tower block tragedy'

DUP leader Arlene Foster, who travelled to Westminster for talks with the Tories on Tuesday, said she hoped a deal could be reached "sooner rather than later". In the wake of Friday's setback, Conservative figures have said the party needs to learn the lessons of its failure to win an overall majority and change direction in some key areas. Read More »

Theresa May to meet DUP leader to secure minority government deal

Environment Secretary Michael Gove declined to deny the reports when pressed, but told Sky News that the reality of the election result meant that May and her government would need to reach beyond party lines. That cause has been aided by the promotion of Damian Green to serve as the first secretary of state, and the emergence of Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Conservatives in Scotland, where the party gained seats in the election while it lost them elsewhere. Read More »

Congressional Baseball Shooting Gunman Dead

Officials said several other people were also wounded. A government official says the suspect has been identified as an IL man named James. The Washington Post , quoting unnamed law enforcement officials, identified him as James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois. Read More »

Iran arrests seven for supporting Tehran attacks

The attacks by Islamic State (ISIS) that killed 17 people in Teheran on June 7 were "backed by US clients", Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, pointing the finger squarely at Saudi Arabia. On Friday, Iranian authorities said the assailants were Iranian nationals and that they had arrested six suspects, including one woman, since the attack Thursday in Tehran . Read More »

Mosul displaced hit by food poisoning in Iraqi camp

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Health ministry spokesman Seif al-Badr had told AFP that there were 752 cases of food poisoning and two deaths, a woman and child, at the Hasansham camp. The camp is of one 12 established by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to provide shelter to now 316,000 internally displaced Iraqis near Mosul . "Extra clean water is now being provided at the camp and additional health agencies have been brought in to help in the response", the UNHCR said. Read More »

Sessions's Testimony Clears Sessions (But Not Trump)

It could be because they didn't like seeing one of their former colleagues - Sessions was in the Senate 20 years - under the hot glare of the national spotlight. "I am not stonewalling", Sessions replied, saying he was simply following Justice Department policy not to discuss confidential communications with the president. Read More »

United Kingdom junior Brexit minister Baker says does not see Brexit strategy changing

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Mrs Foster arrived in Downing Street with Nigel Dodds at lunchtime for negotiations with the Prime Minister but they decamped to Parliament to allow Mrs May and the DUP's deputy leader to speak in the Commons. The Evening Standard, edited by ex-Treasury chief George Osborne, reported that Cabinet ministers have initiated talks with Labour lawmakers to come up with a "softer", less hard-line divorce from the EU. Read More »

US Republican Steve Scalise shot in baseball ambush

The President and Vice President have been briefed about the ongoing situation, CBS reports. The tweet also said the suspect is in custody "and not a threat". Mo Brooks , an Alabama Republican, told CNN he was on third base during the baseball game when he saw Mr Scalise, who was on second base, shot. Kentucky Sen. Read More »

Six dead in London tower fire, toll expected to rise

Forty fire engines with 200 officers were called shortly before 1 am as flames engulfed the block from the second floor upwards "within seconds". London's Metropolitan Police later gave a preliminary death toll of six, but given the magnitude of the disaster, that figure was likely to rise. Read More »

Six killed as Grenfell Tower engulfed

Cladding had been added to the outside of the building, blamed by some residents for helping the fire to spread so quickly. Lily Allen has reached out to victims of a huge fire in a west London apartment block, offering them food and a place to stay. Read More »

Man charged for leaving one-year-old alone

The incident began with police arriving at the Rodriguez apartment at 9:30 p.m., yesterday, and even though a television could be heard inside the residence, and the lights were on, nobody came to the door. Officers eventually determined that the child's mother was staying overnight in Buffalo and had allegedly left Rodriguez in charge of the child. Officers say they were unable to locate Rodriguez at his apartment. Read More »

Committee: 'Theresa May gave us a first-rate performance' says secretary Bob Blackman

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May has promised to start the formal Brexit talks next week but her authority has collapsed since the election result and opponents took her woes as a chance to push back against her Brexit strategy. The silver lining is that a conservative government will endure; the Tories will have enough seats to join together with a (fringe) party from Northern Ireland to form a bare majority coalition. Read More »

Man shot in ankle after argument near NYC's Barclay Center

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A witness who was at a nearby Starbucks saw people running, then joined them. "I saw one undercover cop with his gun drawn, running up here", said Hyland. The NYPD is responding to one victim at this time; as this is a developing story, the situation is subject to change. Check back for further updates . Read More »

EU Ready to Start Brexit Talks

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The Conservatives won 319 seats, Labour 261, the Scottish National Party 35 and the Liberal Democrats 12. Throughout the election, May pressed heavily on the Brexit issue saying that she wanted a mandate to be able to start negotiations from the European Union divorce on June 19. Read More »

Congressmen, police heroically responded to Alexandria shooting

Mike Bishop, Representative for MI, said Scalise was standing on second base when he was shot . In an interview with the "Today" show, Costello, a Republican who represents Berks and Montgomery counties, noted that for the GOP team, he plays shortstop and Scalise plays second base. Read More »

Gulf air embargo only applies to Qatar companies - UAE

The three countries accuse Qatar of financing and supporting terrorism, interfering in its neighbors' internal affairs and approaching Iran, which is Saudi Arabia's main political and confessional rival in the region. In Geneva , the United Nations human rights chief said Wednesday he is "alarmed about the possible impact" of a diplomatic rift in the Persian Gulf on people's lives. Read More »

Turkey's foreign minister to visit Qatar

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Security Council. Qatar said Wednesday it had withdrawn all of its peacekeepers from the border area between Eritrea and Djibouti, suspending its role as a mediator between the two Horn of Africa countries. "Abu Dhabi swiftly enforced a ban on oil tankers linked to Qatar calling at ports in the UAE, which could lead to a backlog of cargos and increased shipping costs", the report says. Read More »

Tory leader runners and riders: Who could replace Theresa May?

It is anticipated that there will more talks on Wednesday and then the deal will be announced. Britain's Press Association, quoting two unnamed sources from the meeting, said May told lawmakers at a closed-door session that she admitted she was the one who "got us into this mess" and vowed that she would be the one who will "get us out of it". Read More »

President Trump says Alexandria shooting assailant died of injuries

Officials said none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. Melania and I are grateful for the heroism and praying for the swift recovery of all victims. He said the shooter was behind the third base dugout and didn't say anything. Flake said "Steve is OK". "You can imagine, all the people on the field scatter". Read More »

President Trump to speak on Alexandria shooting

Zachary Barth wrote on his personal account that he was at the hospital after being shot during practice for Thursday's congressional baseball game. Scalise was shot in the hip, his office said in a statement. "He had a rifle and I think he had an automatic pistol, but I wouldn't swear to it". Asked whether he thought it was a random shooting, Brooks told CNN: "It sure as heck wasn't an accident". Read More »

4 takeaways from Jeff Sessions's feisty testimony to Congress about Russian Federation

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Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions , R-Ala. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee'. In one of the most intriguing moments of Comey's testimony last week, the former FBI chief said he was hesitant to fully discuss with Sessions his interactions with Trump, because he knew that Sessions would soon be recusing himself from the investigation. Read More »

'Anxiety and fear' in Northern Ireland over Conservative-DUP talks: Sinn Fein

Sinn Fein's newly-elected MPs Barry McElduff, Chris Hazzard, Elisha McCallion, Paul Maskey, Pearse Doharty TD, Michelle Gildernew, Mickey Brady and Francie Molloy during a press conference in Westminster, central London. Exchanges at Stormont Castle on Tuesday are expected to be limited discussions between party officials. British Prime Minister Theresa May is to meet the head of the Northern Ireland branch of Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein in London on Thursday, Sinn Fein said in a ... Read More »

Highlights From Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Senate Testimony

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Those calls have escalated since fired FBI Director Comey cryptically told lawmakers last week that the bureau had expected Sessions to recuse himself weeks before he did from the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election . Read More »