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Puerto Rico has been under the control of the United States since 1898, and certain political parties are pushing for independence from the United States entirely. He also criticized austerity measures including imposing new taxes to help turn around the island's economy. Among those hoping Puerto Rico will become a state is Jose Alvarez, a 61-year-old businessman.
  • Macron's party on course for majority in France

    Macron's party on course for majority in France

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    Meanwhile, far right leader Marine Le Pen, who lost to Macron in the presidential race, is on track to win a seat in the French parliament for the first time. If no candidate manages to achieve that target, then all candidates who won at least 12.5% of registered voters go to the second round, where the victor will advance to Parliament.
  • United Kingdom gov't agrees outline deal with DUP for support - PA

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    Some parliamentarians in both the Conservative and Labour parties want to remain in the EU. The DUP agreed to supporting to the government on a "confidence and supply" basis, which would involve it supporting a Conservative minority government on key votes in parliament but not forming a formal coalition partnership.
  • Iran tracks down and kills IS suspects after attacks

    Iran tracks down and kills IS suspects after attacks

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    Iranian authorities have tracked down and killed suspected militants, including the alleged mastermind of the twin terror attacks that rocked the capital Tehran on 7 June, officials have said. The thorny relationship between Iran and extremist Sunni organizations are made clear through a statement by Abou Adnani, who rejected in a May 2014 recording the policy of al-Qaeda that had advised ISIS against targeting Shi'ites and Iran.
  • Fears for Northern Ireland peace agreement as May makes deal with DUP

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    May is seeking a deal with a small Northern Irish party to stay in power after she gambled away a parliamentary majority in an election she did not need to call. "The prime minister has tonight spoken with the DUP to discuss finalizing a "confidence-and-supply" deal when Parliament returns next week", a spokesman said early on June 11.
  • Sandeep Dikshit apologises again, says shouldn't have used 'uncivilised' words

    Sandeep Dikshit apologises again, says shouldn't have used 'uncivilised' words

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    The army chief's comments had come under criticism from various quarters, including mainstream political parties such as the Left parties and the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress. I thought Indian Army chiefs normally don't make these statements and they have a different manner in which they approach. Even when India lost a war, this kind of name calling did not happen, she said.
  • Donald Trump offers support to Theresa May after polls setback

    Donald Trump offers support to Theresa May after polls setback

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    Mrs May announced on Friday that she would govern in partnership with 10 DUP MPs sitting in Westminster after losing the Conservatives' Commons majority in a humiliating snap election. Alastair Ross told BBC Radio Ulster's Inside Politics programme he did not believe any agreement between the Conservatives and the DUP would be a formal arrangement.
  • General election: Theresa May's Downing Street statement in full

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    The outcome shocked the party, which had expected a big victory. With Home Secretary Amber Rudd , Brexit Secretary David Davis, and Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon all retaining their posts, there was speculation any reshuffle could be limited to replacing the eight ministers who lost their seats in the election.
  • Trump Says He Is '100%' Willing To Testify Under Oath About Comey

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    In the Rose Garden Friday, the president was asked whether such tapes existed. "I'll tell you about it over a very short period of time ", he said. PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, I didn't say that. You suggested he didn't tell the truth in everything he said. I'm not hinting at anything ... The lawyer is expected to file a complaint with the justice department inspector general about the revelation next week, according to a person close to the legal team.
  • United Kingdom election: How a fringe party with few votes became kingmaker

    United Kingdom election: How a fringe party with few votes became kingmaker

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    But as the dust settles on a totally unexpected result, we have to be honest about the challenges ahead. May said Friday she looks forward to working with "our friends and allies" in the DUP . A majority of people in Britain have embraced a more plural and open politics and it's critical that what happens next continues to build that vision.
  • French president tries to ease Gulf dispute

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    Senior security adviser, Mutlaq al-Qahtani, also a special envoy to the Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, told Al-Jazeera the week-long blockade of Qatar would never work in the long term. Doha denies the charges. Saudi Arabia's Flynas has waded into the kingdom's row with Qatar, making a pitch to poach Saudi staff working for the much larger Qatar Airways .
  • Theresa May sidelined as Tory cabinet 'sensibles' plot soft Brexit

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    Yesterday also represented a great result for the Union. If May had won a majority last Thursday, she would have been converting the policy agenda in the Conservative election manifesto into laws in the Queen's Speech. Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson said she had demanded a "categoric assurance" that gay rights would not be affected by a deal with the DUP, which strongly opposes marriage equality.