• Ireland's First Openly Gay Prime Minister Seeks Abortion Expansion

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    Addressing the Dáil (Irish parliament) after his election, he said: "I've been elected to lead, but I promise to serve". In a statement to the Dail Eireann, lower house of Irish parliament, Varadkar confirmed Frances Fitzgerald remains as deputy prime minister and becomes minister for enterprise and innovation.
  • US Senate passes Russian sanctions amendment

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    The US Senate voted overwhelmingly on Thursday for a bill that would punish Iran for its ballistic missile activity, its human rights record and support for proxy terrorist organizations worldwide - its first legislative attack against the Islamic Republic since a landmark nuclear deal was reached among world powers and its government two years ago.
  • Iran kills mastermind behind Tehran attacks

    Iran kills mastermind behind Tehran attacks

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    Alavi also added that the safe house used by the five terrorists who carried out the attacks in Tehran was discovered by security forces and the brother of one the terrorists, who according to the minister was even more risky, was caught by the intelligence forces.
  • Pressure on authorities intensifies as London toll rises to eight

    Pressure on authorities intensifies as London toll rises to eight

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    Butt was investigated by officers in 2015 but they found no evidence he was planning an attack and he was "prioritised in the lower echelons of our investigative work", police said. Separately, three men have been arrested on suspicion of terror offences in east London following a series of raids involving armed police. Collina said she told her son, "At this point you should be flawless".
  • In a moment of bipartisan unity, Senate approves new Russians sanctions

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    House and Senate committees are investigating Russia's meddling and potential links to the Trump campaign. The overall legislation could pass the Senate as early as Thursday. The sanctions bill, which was an amendment to other legislation targeting Iran for sanctions, passed the upper chamber of Congress by 97-2. Therefore, in order to pressure Tehran, the president will also have to acquiesce to the anti-Russia measure.
  • Britain, EU to begin Brexit negotiations on Monday

    Britain, EU to begin Brexit negotiations on Monday

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    On Monday, the European Commission insisted it was "fully prepared and ready for the negotiations to start" the process. The EU will keep the door open for Britain to return, but only on worse terms than it now has, European Parliament Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt said Wednesday.
  • Dems win emotional congressional baseball game, 11-2

    Dems win emotional congressional baseball game, 11-2

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    President Donald Trump later confirmed that the shooter had died from his injuries. Many members of the congressional GOP baseball team huddled in a dugout while Capitol police - who were part of Scalise's security detail - and local Alexandria police engaged in a shootout with Hodgkinson .
  • Steve Scalise - Out of tragedy, common objective

    Steve Scalise - Out of tragedy, common objective

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    On Thursday, the hospital reiterated that Scalise will need more operations and will be in the hospital "for some time". Among the four others wounded by gunfire, two remained hospitalized, including a lobbyist who was in critical condition.
  • Trump says Scalise 'in some trouble' as House gavels back in

    Trump says Scalise 'in some trouble' as House gavels back in

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    Mr Trump, in a video message posted on Twitter , urged Congress members to "play extra hard for Steve", who he called a friend, patriot and a true fighter. Bailey was treated and released, and Griner was in good condition. Hodgkinson's antipathy toward Trump and the Republican Party is splattered across his social-media accounts .