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If May was right that her party's narrow majority impaired her ability to negotiate optimal terms for withdrawal from the European Union , it's hard to see how she (or another Conservative prime minister) wouldn't be at an even greater disadvantage negotiating on behalf of a minority government.
  • DC, Maryland to sue President Trump for alleged breach of constitutional oath

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    The Saudis spent $270,000 at Trump's hotel while lobbying against the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which would allow US citizens to sue other governments for terrorist attacks. The government also argued the market-rate hotel payments aren't the kind of harm barred by the clause. "This type of constitutional violation opens the door to corruption and undermines trust in our democracy", the attorneys general said in a statement.
  • Who are the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)?

    Who are the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)?

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    Elation in the Corbyn camp is tempered by electoral reality, said Dunt, making a comparison to last year's US presidential campaign. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has urged her to resign and allow him to form a minority administration, declaring: "We are ready to serve this country".
  • British PM to Retain Her Senior Ministers in Cabinet Posts Following Election

    British PM to Retain Her Senior Ministers in Cabinet Posts Following Election

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    The Labour Party landed at 261 seats, up 29 seats since the last elections, a major gain for Jeremy Corbyn, who no one expected to deliver such a stellar performance. "Our manifesto was full of fear and the Labour Party's manifesto was full of promises". "This new arrangement between the DUP and the Tories will be transitory and will end in tears".
  • Theresa May strikes tentative deal with Northern Ireland party

    Theresa May strikes tentative deal with Northern Ireland party

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    Prime Minister Theresa May has invited Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster for talk further talks on a potential " confidence and supply " deal early next week. The Conservatives lost an absolute majority they had enjoyed prior to the snap election on June 8, which May had called to strengthen her hand in the upcoming Brexit negotiations slated for June 19.
  • May to head minority govt with DUP support

    May to head minority govt with DUP support

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    Speaking just after the meeting, Mrs May said they will "work with allies at the Democratic Union Party" ( DUP ) to "come together as a country and to secure a Brexit deal that works for everyone". The currency has been highly volatile in the last year, from $1.50 a year ago before the Brexit vote to below $1.18 briefly in October. Calling Ms May's failure to secure a parliamentary majority a "self-inflicted wound", he suggested it would be nearly impossible for her to stay on as ...
  • Theresa May's top advisers resign after UK election shock

    Theresa May's top advisers resign after UK election shock

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    However, the deal is expected to help the DUP as well. Downing Street says it hopes to finalise the deal next week, after parliament resumes sitting. "Boris is the only option with the liberal values, Brexit credentials and popular appeal". "Do your best to avoid a "no deal" as a result of 'no negotiations, '" he advised.
  • Russian opposition leader Navalny arrested

    Russian opposition leader Navalny arrested

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    The Tverskaya street is blocked by trucks placed by authorities in Moscow , Russia, Monday, June 12, 2017. More than 1,000 protesters were arrested. That means the protest will be illegal in the authorities' eyes and that riot police could be ordered to move in to break it up.
  • Brexit campaigner Gove says surprised PM May asked him to join cabinet

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    However Michael Gove , who left the Cabinet after a failed bid for the Conservative Party leadership previous year, has been appointed secretary of state at environment department Defra, replacing Andrea Leadsom . British Prime Minister Theresa May insists she is staying put, despite calls for her resignation after the Conservative Party's poor election result.
  • Qatar denounces Gulf states' 'policy of domination'

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    Almost a week after Saudi Arabia and several of its allies severed ties with Qatar in an unprecedented Gulf diplomatic crisis, there were no signs of the bitter dispute being resolved. President George W. Bush to audit its efforts at stopping terrorism funding, a matter at the heart of the Gulf diplomatic crisis that erupted last week.
  • UK urges Gulf states to ease blockade against Qatar

    UK urges Gulf states to ease blockade against Qatar

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    Before his departure, the premier chaired a consultative session at the Prime Minister House to mull Pakistan's response to the crisis. The White House is insisting that Qatar meet those demands before the campaign by Saudi Arabia and its allies to isolate the tiny, energy-rich nation ends.