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When I heard that exit poll at 10pm last Thursday, I was as thrilled as anyone on the progressive side to think that the anticipated Conservative majority wouldn't be delivered. On Brexit , the DUP supports leaving the European Union but opposes a return to a "hard" border with Ireland - which could happen if May carries through her threat to walk away from the talks rather than accept a "bad deal".
  • California mayor hopes local has winning ticket

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    His family did not yet make plans on how to spend the $1 million of compensation they will be awarded for selling the winning ticket. Prizes range from $4 to the jackpot amount. Alberre owns the store with his father, who has owned it for 26 years. A Powerball spokesman said it may take some time to determine whether someone won an estimated $435 million jackpot Saturday, the Associated Press reported.
  • Theresa May: I wanted different result, but now I'll lead

    Theresa May: I wanted different result, but now I'll lead

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    May's weakened position in the party rules out big changes to the Cabinet lineup. May called the election to win explicit backing for her stance on Brexit , which involves leaving the EU's single market and imposing restrictions on immigration while trying to negotiate free trade deal with the bloc.
  • Pakistani prisoners to be released by India as goodwill gesture

    Pakistani prisoners to be released by India as goodwill gesture

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    Pakistan had sought the release of these prisoners as they had all served their respective sentences. "I can tell you that during the 17th SCO council head of states President Xi Jinping met several times with Pakistani Prime Minister (Nawaz) Sharif and I think some reports are just nonsense and unwarranted", Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said.
  • Trump calls Comey

    Trump calls Comey "cowardly" as more questions on Russia loom in Congress

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    Sessions, right, shakes hands with then-FBI Director James Comey in Washington on February 9. Senator Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont on Sunday criticized Mr. -Feinstein acknowledged she "would have a queasy feeling, too" if Comey's testimony was true that Loretta Lynch, as President Barack Obama's attorney general, had directed him to describe the FBI probe into Hillary Clinton's email practices as merely a "matter" and to avoid calling it an investigation.
  • Gulf crisis threatens Qatar Airways transit business

    Gulf crisis threatens Qatar Airways transit business

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    It comes as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson tries to calm the worst diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf in years. Tillerson sat a few feet away from Trump in the Rose Garden as the president put the blame squarely on Qatar. "Families are being forcibly separated and children pulled out of school", he said. Erdogan said Saudi Arabia, as the dominant Arab state in the Gulf region, should be leading efforts to unite the Arab "fraternity" there rather than dividing it.
  • Sturgeon: "Scotland will be independent"

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    Ms Sturgeon travelled to Hawick today (Monday, June 5) to back two SNP candidates as campaigning enters its final days. Terrorists are afraid of strong women, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said as she paid tribute to those killed in the Manchester attack.
  • Trump again touts infrastructure plan during campaign-style speech

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    Democratic politicians regularly use stories of people who are facing a hard situation to help drive public opinion to drive the change that they desire. 'That means another 20 counties in the state of OH will have no health care plan'. Trump's infrastructure plan relies heavily on tax cuts. 'The last statewide insurer in the great state of OH is leaving, ' Trump said.
  • Boris Johnson denies plot to topple tottering Theresa May

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    Some senior Tories had made the removal of Hill and Timothy a condition for continuing to support May, who has vowed to remain prime minister. "As I reflect on the results I will reflect on what we need to do in the future to take the party forward", May said on Friday in a televised statement.
  • United Nations chief calls for direct talks to resolve ME dispute

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    Abu Rudainah's statement came in response to remarks made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which he pledged more settlement construction in the West Bank . And few things are as valuable to Israel today as the opportunity to shift the blame for its continued denial of Palestinian rights. He said that an end to the occupation and reaching a two-state agreement in direct negotiations "on the basis of relevant United Nations resolutions, agreements and worldwide law" ...