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Theresa May's political power is 'massively weakened' following United Kingdom snap election

British Prime Minister Theresa May left her Downing Street residence on Friday evening from a back entrance, after losing an election gamble days before the start of talks on Britain's departure from the European Union . A deal between the government and the DUP could also unsettle the precarious balance between Northern Ireland's British loyalist and Irish nationalist parties. Read More

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White House Says Trump Won't Fire Special Counsel Leading Russia Probe

During a hearing on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT) before a joint House and Senate appropriations subcommittee, Rosenstein was asked whether he had seen any evidence of that. Adam Kinzinger said. "Look who he is hiring". Firing Mueller might tilt the race for control of the House to the Democrats. Doubt, however, has been cast on that explanation because of cryptic testimony from former FBI Director James Comey last week. Read More

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Trump Appears to Confirm That He's Being Personally Investigated

Rod Rosenstein , the deputy attorney general, appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special prosecutor in an investigation of alleged collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation in the 2016 election . The Trump administration initially said Mr Rosenstein's letter was the reason the President fired Mr Comey on May 9, but Mr Trump later said he did so because of the " Russia thing". Read More

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

A review by 25 Investigates found Hodgkinson's political frustration stretched back long before President Trump and some of the current Republican leaders came into power. "Let's do this in the spirit of what Americans do, that we are Americans first", said Florida's Sen. Kristina Scrimshaw, a bartender at the Pork Barrel BBQ restaurant a few blocks from the shooting scene, said Hodgkinson had become something of a regular in recent weeks. Read More

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Police presence increased around Capitol after shooting that wounded congressman, others

Police presence increased around Capitol after shooting that wounded congressman, others

Hodgkinson left his job as a "home inspector , mold/air quality tester", according to his Facebook page. He adds in his statement that "real change" can only come through nonviolent action. Sanders acknowledged Wednesday that Hodgkinson had apparently been among many volunteers on his 2016 campaign. "He was very nice, said, "Hey I'll take it to a range, somewhere that's safer" and that was the end of it". Read More

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Dennis Rodman says 'trying to open a door' in North Korea

Dennis Rodman says 'trying to open a door' in North Korea

It's unclear the goal of Rodman's visit, but the former basketball star is one of the only Americans who's ever met current North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un . The network confirmed Rodman's ultimate destination with North Korean officials. The delegation was later revealed to have brought a selection of gifts into North Korea which may have contravened global sanctions against the DPRK. Read More

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After Six-Day War, An American Became A West Bank Settler

In a separate process, 688 homes were advanced by the committee late on Wednesday and will now go out for a 60-day public comment period during which objections can be filed. It is the largest expansion of Jewish settlements in the area in 25 years. Israel has so far this year advanced its highest number of settlement projects since 1992, the defence minister said Sunday, despite warnings such plans will further cloud chances of a two-state solution. Read More

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Police seeking London attack victim find body in Thames

Italian authorities said Zaghba had been stopped and questioned in Italy but had not been charged with any crime. At the time of the attack, Zaghba was working in a London restaurant, Italian media said. The other attacker was Rachid Redouane , 30, who went by the alias Rachid Elkhdar and is believed to be of Moroccan or Libyan origin. He was not on police radar. Read More

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One more farmer dead as stir spreads across tense Madhya Pradesh

One more farmer dead as stir spreads across tense Madhya Pradesh

The state's Home Minister Bhupendra Singh had told PTI that the five farmers had been killed in police firing, a remark that assumes significance as the authorities had earlier claimed the police did not fire during the protests. He added, "Our Government will ensure that the farmers get a profitable value on their yield". "I won't sit in my office at Vallabh Bhawan on Saturday, but instead start a fast at the Dussehra ground in the BHEL campus at Bhopal from 11 am. Read More

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Top intel chiefs tight-lipped on Trump contacts

Top intel chiefs tight-lipped on Trump contacts

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers wouldn't give details of any conversations they've had with President Donald Trump about, well, anything. Mr Kasowitz, however, said Mr Trump "never, in form or substance, directed or suggested that Mr Comey stop investigating anyone". McCabe told King he didn't know if he could answer or not, stating it might "fall within the purview" of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Read More

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Trump Marks Memorial Day with Arlington Visit

Trump Marks Memorial Day with Arlington Visit

Trump specifically honored former Sen. Trump added: "To the entire Kelly family, today, 300 million American hearts are joined together with you". "Words can not measure the depth of their devotion , the purity of their love or the totality of their courage", Trump told an audience that included relatives of slain service members. Read More

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Philippine forces make gains in southern city under siege

Philippine forces make gains in southern city under siege

Police patrol the streets of Marawi city as government troops battle with Muslim militants who continue to hold their ground in some areas of the city for nearly a week Monday, May 29, 2017 in southern Philippines . Mindanao makes up roughly one third of the country and is home to around 20 million people. Duterte is notorious for comments often deemed offensive and made the remark as a joke, reiterating that only he would be liable for any backlash over military rule on southern Mindanao ... Read More

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Trump meets with Abbas in West Bank

Netanyahu , for his part, got his government to approve a series of modest gestures to ease conditions for the Palestinians in the West Bank on the eve of Trump's visit . The meeting of Trump with Mahmoud Abbas did not offer any breakthroughs. On a visit to the Yad Vashem memorial, the president and first lady Melania Trump laid a wreath on a stone slab under which ashes from some of those killed in concentration camps are buried. Read More

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Ariana Grande to have a benefit concert for Manchester bombing victims

A minute's silence was observed in honor of the victims at a square in central Manchester , after which crowds broke into an emotional chorus of " Don't Look Back in Anger ", an old hit song by the band Oasis who are from the city. Following the overthrow of Gaddafi, the family reportedly spent much of their time in Libya , with Abedi and his 23-year-old brother Ismail usually remaining in Manchester . Read More

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President Trump concludes whirlwind overseas tour

President Trump concludes whirlwind overseas tour

I can think of no better way to conclude our first foreign trip than to spend time with you. "The U.S.is currently paying much more than any other nation - and that is not fair to the United States or the United States taxpayer - so we're working on it, and I will tell you a big difference over the a year ago, money is actually starting to pour into North Atlantic Treaty Organisation from countries that would not have been doing what they're doing now", he said. Read More

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Arsenal beats Chelsea to win third FA Cup in 4 seasons

Arsenal beats Chelsea to win third FA Cup in 4 seasons

Arsenal won the FA Cup for a record thirteenth time after beating 10-man Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley this evening. A piece of unwanted history for the Chelsea player. After blocking N'Golo Kante's attempted clearance on the edge of Chelsea's box, Sanchez ran through to skewer a shot past Thibaut Courtois, only for an offside flag to be raised against Ramsey . Read More

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Senate issues subpoenas targeting Michael Flynn's businesses

Senate issues subpoenas targeting Michael Flynn's businesses

Mr. Brennan said he was concerned because of "known Russian efforts to suborn such individuals". "I can only say I have fully complied with their specific request", Stone told The Associated Press in an email Tuesday. Page is one of several people associated with President Donald Trump's campaign who are being investigated by congressional committees and the Federal Bureau of Investigation over their ties to Russian Federation. Read More

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In Mideast, Trump pushes shared worries over Iran

Since his remarks during the Abbas visit and especially since it was announced that Trump would visit Israel during his first worldwide trip as president less than four months after taking office - his predecessors Obama and Bush both visited Israel during their second term - there has been speculation about whether the president would use his Israel trip to officially re-launch the stalled United States of America initiative to broker a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians. Read More

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South Korea fires warning shots at suspected drone

In its latest effort to develop its ballistic and nuclear weapons, North Korea fired a medium-range missile Sunday that appeared to be similar to one the country tested earlier this year, US and South Korean officials said. The command said that "the missile launch from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America". Images carried by the Rodong Sinmun―the official mouthpiece of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea-sshowed a smiling Kim clapping surrounded by his aides in an outdoor ... Read More

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Texas' Anti-LGBTQ Bill May Hurt Children The Most

Texas' Anti-LGBTQ Bill May Hurt Children The Most

Senate Bill 2078 would require all public and charter school students to use the bathroom or locker room that matches their biological sex, not their gender identity. Rafael Anchia drew a line between Paddie's amendment and the House bill's original objective. Thwarting Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick's threat to force a special session over the bathroom bill, the Texas House voted Sunday night to pass bathroom restrictions for transgender students in all public schools. Read More

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Scottish Conservatives launch Angus general election campaign

Scottish Conservatives launch Angus general election campaign

There is now no doubt - they'll sacrifice Scotland's interests and jobs because they're far more concerned about winning votes from UKIP. The only Tory win there came in 1983 when Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister. Still, that disappointment did not stop the SNP winning half the vote in 2015, and so perhaps it will not do so again. Just 24 hours after the Tories' council election surge, the party leader was full of confidence as she arrived in Inverurie in the heart of the SNP MP's Gordon ... Read More

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Fringe Tamil outfit opposes Rajinikanth entry into politics

Fringe Tamil outfit opposes Rajinikanth entry into politics

Members of a fringe pro-Tamil outfit today burnt an effigy of actor Rajinikanth, opposing his entry into politics. Again, a question arises why would a mega star join the BJP, which has limited appeal and marginal presence in Tamil Nadu. "He will only float a new party". "There is no problem if he (Rajnikanth) wants to meet the Prime Minister". "Thamizhachi Thamizarukey, Kannadiga nadigar Rajinikanth oziga", chanted protesters (A Tamil should rule Tamils, Kannadiga actor Rajinikanth down ... Read More

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