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Labour stunned even its own supporters by taking enough seats from the Conservatives to deny them a majority, in a performance widely seen as a moral victory for Corbyn despite the party's loss. Northern Ireland is the only part of the U.K.in which same-sex marriage is illegal. "I didn't know who the DUP were, I had to Google them, as many people no doubt in this country would have had to Google them".
  • Ferraris (Vettel, Raikkonen) fastest in Canadian GP practice

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    I'm speechless". Hamilton remains three poles behind Michael Schumacher's career record of 68. Hamilton admitted he had set a target of matching Senna's record since he surpassed his hero's tally of 41 race wins. Finland's Valtteri Bottas was third for Mercedes with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen fourth. He was the better man today. "But the vehicle is really good".
  • Iran arrests 8 suspected of supporting Tehran attacks

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    ISIS's official website, Amaq, issued a statement claiming responsibility for both attacks. "With the support of the security forces and families of the suspects, the 41 people connected to the attacks and the DAESH (Arab acronym of IS) have been arrested in different provinces, ' said an official note released by the pro-government Press TV channel".
  • Macron shakes things up as Trump pushes on

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    But Mr Macron, France's 39-year-old president, appeared to be ready for him when they met for lunch at the U.S. embassy in Brussels ahead of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit. The official wasn't authorized to speak by name. "You can see Macron trying to get away from the situation - he puts his arms on Trump to stop him pulling him inwards".
  • Saudi Arabia, Allies Issue Qatar-Linked 'Terrorism' List

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    In a related context, a meeting led by President Omar Al Bashir, in his capacity as head of the ruling National Congress Party, regretted the recent developments in the Gulf region, announcing its support to the efforts to contain the situation peacefully and through dialogue.
  • Theresa May's gamble fails in Britain's snap elections

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    Sounds tricky. How do you get around that? A source said Mr Corbyn has also been making a number of phone calls in what is a highly unpredictable and uncertain political climate, with Mrs May sacking two key aides and sending her Chief Whip Gavin Williamson to Belfast to open talks with the Democratic Unionist Party to reach a deal to prop up a Tory minority government.
  • Iran Guards Claim US, Saudi 'Involved' in Tehran Attacks

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    Iran's foreign minister is rejecting US statements about the attacks on Iran's parliament and the tomb of its revolutionary leader. "For these two actions to happen. "Iran is one of the region's most stable and democratic countries", the embassy said in the statement. These were the first attacks in Iran claimed by IS, which has threatened to step up its campaign in the country in recent months.
  • Small aircraft carrying Kamloops couple missing

    Small aircraft carrying Kamloops couple missing

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    The Cranbrook RCMP is working with the Joint Rescue Co-Ordination Centre Victoria (JRCC Victoria) on investigating a missing aircraft that did not arrive at its Kamloops destination. Roland Morton, the president of Excel Flight Training, confirmed that Simons graduated from the flight school and had rented the aircraft. If Simons and Robillard, both 21, are not found by the end of the day, the search will continue Saturday with additional air support, Menzies said.
  • Macron warns Putin over Syrian chemical weapons in 'frank' meeting

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    Macron portrayed the meeting - their first since Macron took power - as just a first step in resetting the country's relations with Russian Federation. "I told President Putin what France is expecting regarding this issue, and we agreed to regularly check on this subject". "Besides, that is nearly impossible", Putin said through a translator on Monday.
  • Theresa May to form government with DUP backing

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    There's plenty of overlap between the DUP and May's Conservative Party . While the Democratic Unionist Party, which is the main pro-British union party in Northern Ireland , has historically tended to support Conservative governments, the small, but now powerful, party is not aligned with May's policies.
  • Senior UK Conservative lawmaker in Belfast for talks with DUP -PA

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    The British political party needed 326 seats to win the majority but it fell short by 8 and could only manage to win 318, The Democratic Unionist Party won 10 seats. Green Party deputy leader Amelia Womack said the DUP's stance on abortion has left women in Northern Ireland in "dire circumstances" and described the potential tie-up with the Tories as a "coalition of cruelty".
  • US' Tillerson urges Saudi allies to ease Qatar blockade

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    A Qatari official said Trump in the call had "expressed readiness to find a solution to the diplomatic crisis in the Gulf, and stressed his keenness that the Gulf remains stable". Now Qatar is vulnerable. One U.S. intelligence official said that while Russia has the expertise and an incentive to sow division among Arab states allied with the United States, Russian hackers were available for hire to other countries and criminal groups.