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The move might offer hope to Conservative lawmakers who have criticised her style of government. In Thursday's election the Conservatives won 318 of the 650 House of Commons seats, 12 fewer than the party had before the snap election, and eight short of the 326 needed for an outright majority.
  • Panthers hire Bob Boughner as head coach

    Panthers hire Bob Boughner as head coach

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    The Panthers made the announcement on Monday morning, confirming several reports from over the weekend. Remains to be seen if Boughner can lead the team back to winning and the playoffs. "I know this league and I know the game and I'm ready for this challenge". He earned two Coach of the Year awards in the OHL and Canadian Hockey League .
  • Stormont at risk from DUP pact, says Kenny

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    Under fire after calling the snap election and then losing her majority, May on Friday said she would get on with the job of governing and would select her new cabinet of ministers shortly. Liam Kennedy, 64, a history professor at Queen's University, said the result had "crystallised the reality of politics in Northern Ireland". The pair formed part of May's small inner circle and were blamed by many Conservatives for the party's lackluster campaign and unpopular election platform.
  • Puerto Rico approves statehood in non-binding referendum

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    Statehood was prominent during Puerto Rico's election in November when two pro-statehood candidates won: Rossello, a Democrat, became governor and Jenniffer Gonzalez, a Republican, was elected resident commissioner - Puerto Rico's sole representative in U.S.
  • British PM Theresa May reaches 'outline' power deal after election fiasco

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    MARTIN: We're seeing that there are calls for Theresa May to resign. But he has responded in typically colourful fashion, tweeting: " Mail on Sunday tripe - I am backing Theresa may". But the party still won the largest number of seats and votes - with 318 seats and 12,667,213 votes (42.8% of the overall vote). The outcome risks upsetting the political balance in Northern Ireland by aligning London more closely with the pro-British side in the divided province, and increases the ...
  • Young woman in U.S. leak case faces day in court

    Young woman in U.S. leak case faces day in court

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    Reality Leigh Winner, 25, has been charged with sending the news media a classified government report about Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. But a United States judge at a hearing today will weigh the risks of freeing Reality Winner , a former air force linguist with an otherwise unblemished record, pending trial.
  • Puerto Rico votes to become America's 51st state

    Puerto Rico votes to become America's 51st state

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    Rossello, who heads the pro-statehood New Progressive Party, said his government would fight "in Washington and throughout the world" for the Caribbean island territory to be accepted as the 51st U.S. Rosario-Escher says many people also don't support spending $7 million dollars on a referendum at a time when Puerto Rico is in a financial crisis.
  • Macron's party set for huge French parliamentary majority

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    Prime Minister Edouard Phillipe, who was appointed by Mr Macron last month, announced " France is back" as the results rolled in. He said that the president's party promises to change the political landscape in France ."Although the elections are not over, the French nation is determined to give the whole power to Macron's party, which is really a very radical change that is significant for Europe and for Bulgaria, which is part of Europe".
  • No deal finalised yet for May UK govt

    No deal finalised yet for May UK govt

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    Theresa May called the snap election in the hope that she would increase the Conservative's majority and give herself a mandate going into Brexit discussions. However, the party are not keen on a hard Brexit because of the border with the Republic of Ireland. Mrs May is looking to secure the DUP's support.
  • 'Positive talks' between Conservatives and DUP over power deal

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    This is usually a prime minister's moment of maximum power, but the early announcements, on Friday evening, instead exposed May's weakness: All five senior ministers stayed in their posts. "I could not care less what people get up to in terms of their sexuality". She sat in "stony-faced silence" when the exit poll was released at 10pm, and "took a minute to say anything" when it became clear that the Tories had lost their House of Commons' majority.