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Ireland's DUP may spell more trouble for British PM

Ireland's DUP may spell more trouble for British PM The fallout from Thursday's snap general election , which left her Conservative Party bereft of their majority, also prompted her to seek out a relatively tiny ally that could have vast sway over what happens next in the United Kingdom. Others like Philip Hammond saw things differently, with the Chancellor reported to have told Mrs May she must put "jobs first" in negotiating a new deal with Brus... [Full Article...]

Puerto Rico casts symbolic vote for statehood

In the non-binding referendum, voters were asked to pick one of three options: statehood, independence or to remain as a US-territory. Either way, U.S. That will make it harder for Rossell├│ to convince Congress that statehood has a mandate on the island. The June 11 vote brought out the second lowest turnout rate of all electoral contests conducted in Puerto Rico since 1967 . [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn: 'I can still be prime minister'

Jeremy Corbyn: 'I can still be prime minister' Labour surpassed expectations by winning 262. The Conservative leader has been warned that her days are numbered after calling Thursday's vote three years early hoping to strengthen her hand going into Brexit negotiations with Brussels, only to lose her majority. [Full Article...]

Scandal, What Scandal? Jared Kushner Seeks To Shrug Off Russia Probe

Scandal, What Scandal? Jared Kushner Seeks To Shrug Off Russia Probe Trump tweeted Tuesday: "Russian officials must be laughing at the US & how a lame excuse for why the Dems lost the election has taken over the Fake News". Press Secretary Sean Spicer's unusual two days of press briefings since returning from President Donald Trump's foreign odyssey this week are the result of a White House increasingly frustrated with the press corps, according to a repo... [Full Article...]

Brexit: Germany prepared for negotiations with Britain, says Angela Merkel

Brexit: Germany prepared for negotiations with Britain, says Angela Merkel I think a lot of people voted because they were fed up. "Regardless of this disaster for the Tories.we need a government capable of negotiating, which is able to negotiate Britain's exit". Theresa May's inability to form a strong, new government quickly after the June 8 elections can delay talks with Michel Barnier even more, says an European Union official who is familiar with the negotiations... [Full Article...]

Senior Conservative MP in Belfast for talks with DUP - PA

Senior Conservative MP in Belfast for talks with DUP - PA The main opposition Labour Party surpassed expectations by winning 262. But senior figures also cautioned against an immediate leadership election, as the government prepares to start talks on leaving the European Union around June 19. "We know when they must end". Conservative lawmaker Anna Soubry said she should "consider her position", while another, Heidi Allen, said she may not last s... [Full Article...]

Ireland wants Brexit talks to start, to safeguard peace process

Ireland wants Brexit talks to start, to safeguard peace process Downing St. said the Cabinet will discuss the agreement on Monday. May's co-chiefs of staff, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill , handed in their resignations on Saturday following the disastrous election. May also confirmed to Merkel in a phone call that Britain was ready to begin Brexit negotiations "as planned in the next couple of weeks". While May initially claimed how she was up for Brexit as sh... [Full Article...]

Putin answers U.S. allegations: Nonsense, nuts

Putin answers U.S. allegations: Nonsense, nuts The remarks were the latest in a series of denials from Moscow that have had little impact so far on a political crisis in the United States over potential links between Russian Federation and Trump's inner circle. "They have been misled", Mr Putin said. "And they aren't analyzing the information in its entirety. No one ever showed me any direct evidence", the Russian president told Kelly, adding ... [Full Article...]

Theresa May pushing through DUP alliance amid swirling uncertainty

Theresa May pushing through DUP alliance amid swirling uncertainty The Conservatives now plan to reach a so-called confidence and supply agreement with the DUP, which would involve it supporting a Conservative minority government on key votes in parliament but not forming a formal coalition. And in a phone call with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the PM attempted to show it's business as usual by confirming she'll start Brexit talks as planned in the "next ... [Full Article...]

House minority files petition vs. martial law in Supreme Court

The second petition filed by Sen. The mandamus petitions named Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez as respondents. Leila de Lima, former congresswoman Loretta Ann Rosales, former Philippine Health Insurance Corp. [Full Article...]

Philippines appears to reverse position on outside military help

Philippines appears to reverse position on outside military help THE country commemorates the 119th anniversary of Philippine Independence, Malaca├▒ang on Monday paid tribute to soldiers and civilians killed in the fighting between government forces and Islamic State-inspired Maute terror group in Marawi City. [Full Article...]

5 takeaways from the Tonys, including leave Bette alone

5 takeaways from the Tonys, including leave Bette alone Its star Rachel Bay Jones took the Tony for best featured actress in a musical. Moments later, the show's story writer, Steven Levenson, won the Tony for best book, and Alex Lacamoire earned one for best orchestations. "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812", the most nominated show of the season, won just two awards, for set and lighting design. "It's such a great season for musicals"... [Full Article...]

Police release new images of Manchester bomber in appeal to public

Police release new images of Manchester bomber in appeal to public Greater Manchester Police are treating the explosion as a terrorist attack and have confirmed 22 fatalities and 59 injured. Abedi was believed to have been visiting his parents and siblings in Tripoli, Libya, before returning to Manchester four days before carrying out his attack. [Full Article...]

2 civilians martyred by Indian unprovoked firing along LoC: ISPR

2 civilians martyred by Indian unprovoked firing along LoC: ISPR Shelling began after 5:45 am, at Tatta Pani Sector of southern Kotli district, where the fatalities and casualties occurred, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Chaudhry Zulqarnain Sarfraz said. Gen Bajwa said the Pakistan Army was well aware of the security challenges and fully capable of responding to the threats "irrespective of the front'". [Full Article...]

Northern Ireland's DUP agrees to May's minority government

Northern Ireland's DUP agrees to May's minority government Europe is ready to start these negotiations."Asked whether the prospect of a Conservative government in Britain reliant on support from the DUP was in itself a threat to Northern Ireland's peace process, Flanagan said :"Not necessarily the case". [Full Article...]

Protestors in London call on Theresa May to resign

Former Conservative party leaders have warned that any immediate leadership challenge would be too disruptive, but most commentators believe Mrs May can not survive in the long term. "The Conservatives have not yet broken the British system of democracy, but through their hubris and incompetence they have managed to make a mockery of it", it said in an editorial. [Full Article...]

You can now watch Apple's full WWDC 2017 keynote on YouTube

You can now watch Apple's full WWDC 2017 keynote on YouTube Changes implemented with the new iOS 11 operating system will give users greater control over location tracking, according to MacRumors . It's clearly an attempt to bridge the user experience gap between a Surface tablet and an iPad Pro. [Full Article...]

Sen John McCain: Arizona Diamondbacks game to blame for Comey questions

CNN's Brianna Keilar asked Feinstein this morning if the former Attorney General was "giving cover to the Clinton campaign". Am I glad Comey laid out some of the skin-crawling details about his short-lived tenure under Trump yesterday? "And so that", Comey said, "gave me a queasy feeling". [Full Article...]

Theresa May appoints new UK Cabinet as critics circle

Theresa May appoints new UK Cabinet as critics circle The Conservative government has not agreed to the terms of a so-called confidence and supply deal with the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party, it said late on Saturday evening, backtracking on an announcement made earlier in the day . [Full Article...]

Did James Comey's testimony hurt Trump - or help him?

And he didn't stop there. The administration's alternative explanations - including that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was in disarray and was being poorly led - were, he said, "lies, plain and simple". At a key moment in the over two hours of testimony, Comey volunteered that through a friend at Columbia Law School, he chose to leak the contents of his contacts with President Trump to the... [Full Article...]


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