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Earlier this year, Enda Kenny announced he was stepping down after 15 years leading Fine Gael and six years as Taoiseach . Enda Kenny left an administration with five women around the cabinet table; Varadkar's has only four. He then travelled to the president's residence, Aras an Uachtarain, where President Michael D Higgins gave him the seals of office to officially confirm his appointment.
  • Investors skittish as oil enters bear territory; eyes on China stocks

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    While the CSI300 has lagged a global stock rally so far this year, it had surged almost 8 percent since mid-May, partly on expectations of the MSCI decision. This was mainly due to the expansion of the Stock Connect between HK to both Shanghai and Shenzhen. China on Wednesday hailed the acceptance of its stocks in a leading US-based index of emerging market shares as a signal of confidence in the Asian power's economy after three previous rejections .
  • Threadbare government has run out of ideas, says Corbyn

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    His rare absence from the State Opening of Parliament added to the solemnity of an occasion cherished by the British people and replete with tradition. um... measures to... hang on a second... there are all sorts of measures that we want to take to ensure that we do not discriminate against everybody.
  • Macron reshuffles French government to ward off scandals

    Macron reshuffles French government to ward off scandals

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    Center-right Prime Minister Edouard Philippe remains at the head of the government. Goulard is a member of Modem, the centrist party that allied itself to President Emmanuel Macron's party in the presidential and legislative elections, but which now faces an inquiry over the way it hired parliamentary assistants in the European parliament , AFP reported.
  • FLDS church leader Lyle Jeffs in South Dakota jail

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    Jeffs came up wanted. "The guy left and paid for it and was acting a little unusual and he got into his truck with Utah plates and got the plate number off it", Haug said. He said he and his employee would split the money. Last June, the brother of polygamist Mormon sect leader Warren Jeffs straight-up disappeared .
  • What was left out of Queen's Speech?

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    The DUP has put a huge cash investment in Northern Ireland at the centre of talks over a deal with the Conservative government, according to reports. He said the government was ignoring the need for important domestic reforms to promote social justice. Jeremy Corbyn called it a "threadbare legislative programme from a Government that has lost its majority and apparently run out of ideas altogether".
  • May faces leadership challenge if she softens Brexit

    May faces leadership challenge if she softens Brexit

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    All this meant Theresa May had to go with her tail between her legs to the Conservative backbench 1922 Committee and beg for forgiveness; not the action of a leader in control of her party. However, it also removes a critical vote that could have toppled the Government and comes as a crucial support deal with the Democratic Unionist Party has yet to be finalised.
  • United States warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky

    United States warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky

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    With pro-Syrian government forces now between US -backed fighters at Tanf and predominantly Islamic State-controlled areas any future offensive in the area will be hard. The Russian defense ministry's statement added that any coalition aircraft flying west of the Euphrates River would be tracked and "considered air targets".
  • Di María given fine for Spanish tax fraud

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    Di Maria, 29, played for Madrid between 2010 and 2014, when he joined Manchester United. According to a court document seen by AFP, Di Maria will pay around two million euros to the Spanish authorities after pleading guilty to two counts of fraud committed in 2012 and 2013 when he was a Real Madrid player.