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Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, the DUP chief whip at Westminster, confirmed the party was seeking extra funding for Northern Ireland as part of the agreement. Also absent were plans to open new grammar schools, scrap free school lunches for infants and allowing a free vote on reviving fox-hunting. She did not go into specifics for this plan, but the inclusion was timely.
  • Australia to resume airstrikes in Syria

    Australia to resume airstrikes in Syria

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    The row prompted the Australian government to announce that it would "temporarily" halt its airstrikes in Syria. Syrian state television, quoting army sources, said they had resumed the offensive, which took place as USA and Russian officials were holding another round of secret talks on creating a "de-escalation zone" in southwestern Syria that would include Daraa.
  • Brexit negotiations on citizens' rights have started constructively - May

    Brexit negotiations on citizens' rights have started constructively - May

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    May will present her plan for settling the future rights of the roughly three million citizens living in the United Kingdom from other countries in the bloc and the roughly one million British people. Michel wrote in a Twitter message: "It's time for action and certainty". "President Dalia Grybauskaite of Lithuania, which has over 100,000 citizens in Britain, insisted relations would remain close and tweeted the Motown lyric: "#Brexit: "ain't no mountain high enough".
  • Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter 'Obamacare'

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    The legislation was crafted as a compromise between the current health care measure, commonly known as Obamacare , and a measure approved by the House of Representatives last month, according to Republican aides and lobbyists. Beginning in 2020, the Senate measure would also limit the federal funds states get each year for Medicaid. Sen. Rob Portman , R-Ohio, and other GOP senators from states that expanded Medicaid were still battling to prolong the phase-out of that money to seven ...
  • Saudi king deposes crown prince, names son as successor

    Saudi king deposes crown prince, names son as successor

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    Footage aired on Saudi television channels showed Mohammed bin Salman kissing the hand of his ousted cousin Mohammed bin Nayef and kneeling in front of the older prince, who patted his shoulder to congratulate him. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Tuesday that the U.S. was "mystified" that Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies have failed to present details justifying their embargo on Qatar.
  • US Shoots Down Pro-Assad Regime Drone In Syria

    US Shoots Down Pro-Assad Regime Drone In Syria

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    The drone was downed just outside the 55 kilometer de-confliction zone, according to the officials. "I think Iran is trying to preemptively shape what a U.S. The U.S. military is training its local allied forces near Syria's border with Iraq and Jordan. Both the United States and Russian Federation contend their forces are in Syria to fight ISIS.
  • These are the key points from the Senate health care plan

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    The Senate bill is expected to follow the template laid out in the House version, which narrowly passed last month, but with key differences. The 142-page bill would create a new system of federal tax credits to help people buy health insurance, while offering states the ability to drop numerous benefits required by the Affordable Care Act , like maternity care, emergency services and mental health treatment.
  • What's Behind Saudi King Salman's Change of Heart

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    Nawaz Sharif is now in Saudi Arabia on a private visit to perform Umrah during the last days of Ramazan and also offer prayers in Masjid-e-Nabvi. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef has been relieved of his post and replaced by Mohammed bin Salman who becomes deputy prime minister and retains his defence and other portfolios, a royal decree issued by the Saudi state agency said SPA.
  • 58 missing, presumed dead in London inferno

    58 missing, presumed dead in London inferno

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    Cundy said there may have been people in the tower that police are not aware of, which would add to the death toll. She said the Government would offer resources beyond the £5m already committed to helping those displaced by the fire if necessary, and announced a deadline of three weeks for families to be found another home "nearby" to the Kensington area of the fire.
  • US military shoots down Iranian-made drone in Syria

    US military shoots down Iranian-made drone in Syria

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    This is the second such incident in two weeks. The Iranian-made Shaheed-129 drone was shot from the sky in the same location where another pro-regime drone dropped a dud bomb near coalition forces before it was shot down by an unidentified USA aircraft down on June 8, the US military operation fighting ISIS , Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), said in a statement .