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So, he swallowed his pride ― and what may have been a few pages ― during his live TV appearance. "So I'm going to sit here and eat my book while you carry on", Goodwin said on Sky News before chomping on some pages. The interviewer joked with Professor Goodwin when he asked: 'Is the consistency strong and stable or is it a bit weak and wobbly, that paper?' He soon quipped: "It's actually a hardback, there were lots of chemicals", adding "I've got to get through the whole thing", as he ...
  • British PM Theresa May's top aides resign after election fiasco

    British PM Theresa May's top aides resign after election fiasco

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    Theresa May has been warned she will have to re-think her Brexit negotiating strategy following her humiliation at the ballot box. "I can still be prime minister", Corbyn said. "The talks so far have been positive". The Conservatives now plan to reach a so-called confidence and supply agreement with the DUP, which would involve it supporting a Conservative minority government on key votes in parliament but not forming a formal coalition.
  • Afghan soldier kills 3 United States service members

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    In Kabul, meanwhile, the US military command said an unspecified number of Afghan police were killed and wounded in a "friendly fire" incident during a joint Afghan-US operation overnight Saturday. aircraft "returned fire" during the operation, which included Afghan and American special forces. Omar Zawak, spokesman for the governor of Helmand, said the deaths occurred when a United States aircraft fired on Afghan police, the statement said.
  • US Congress may issue subpoenas as Trump dodges questions about Comey 'tapes'

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    When asked if he would testify under oath with special counsel Robert Mueller , Trump confirmed he would. The president told him, "I hope you can let this go", and he took it as more than a mere suggestion. While Trump's staunchest supporters have tried to paint Comey's testimony as vindication for the president, few Republicans who don't work for Trump stepped in to defend the president's version of his contacts with Comey .
  • May's top aides Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill resign after election

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    Theresa May is expected to finalise her team of ministers later as she seeks to lead a government with the support of the Democratic Unionist Party . "I was fairly straightforward with her and I told her that there were a number of things that count to me more than party". Timothy's colleague as joint chief if staff, Fiona Hill , released a brief statement following her resignation from her role at 10 Downing Street.
  • British PM Theresa May says she has no intention of resigning

    British PM Theresa May says she has no intention of resigning

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    Founded in 1971, the Democratic Unionist Party, DUP, is the largest party in Northern Island, akin to the SNP in Scotland. The moves buy May a temporary reprieve. Some say her failure means the government must now take a more flexible approach to the divorce. "I don't see any possibility of Sinn Fein taking their seats", added the Labour leader.
  • Jeremy Corbyn vows to fight Theresa May 'all the way'

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    Corbyn believes that there is enough opposition in the rest of the House of Commons, and even amongst Conservative MPs, to defeat the government and trigger another election. Many critics, including Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson , have expressed concerns over the socially conservative DUP's stances against gay marriage and abortion, among other issues.
  • Belmont Stakes Racing Festival handle exceeds $124 million

    Belmont Stakes Racing Festival handle exceeds $124 million

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    The one-eyed Patch finished third in the 2400m "Test of Champions". A $1.2m yearling bought at Fasig-Tipton, Tapwrit is owned by a partnership comprising Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, and Robert LaPenta. Puerto Rico-born jockey Jose Ortiz assumed the bragging rights from his older brother when he guided 5/1 second-favourite Tapwrit to victory at the Belmont Stakes.
  • Intelligence Officials: No Pressure To Intervene In Investigations

    Intelligence Officials: No Pressure To Intervene In Investigations

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    Senate Democrats grew increasingly incredulous and visibly frustrated Wednesday with intelligence chiefs testifying at a hearing after Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and NSA Director Adm. Comey describes at length a February 14 meeting in the Oval Office in which he believed Trump asked him to drop any investigation of Flynn's contacts with Russia's ambassador to the U.S.
  • Diplomatic efforts intensify to resolve Gulf dispute

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    Saudi Arabia and several states in the Middle East and Africa cut diplomatic ties with Qatar since June 5, accusing Doha of supporting "terrorism". Qatar denied the accusations, calling the move "unjustified". In this photo released by Emirates News Agency , WAM , the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, right, is received by UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai , Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to hold.
  • Qatar rejects as baseless terrorism blacklist by four Arab states, including Egypt

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    Saudi Arabia's state-run news agency carried an official statement welcoming Trump's remarks, adding that cutting off terrorism funding "required decisive and swift action... Still, the Pentagon has been developing contingency plans in case there's any interruption, defense officials said. Qatar said the terror listing is part of "baseless allegations that hold no foundation in fact".
  • Northern Ireland party agrees to May's minority government

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    The Labour leader also said he thought it was quite possible there could be an election later this year, or early next year, which he thought "might be a good thing". A visibly relaxed Corbyn, asked whether he would be in his own job over the long term, joked that "I've got youth on my side". Mr Fallon, who is one of Ms May's most loyal supporters, said he disagreed with Mr Osborne's description of her as a "dead woman walking" and he expected Conservative MPs to rally behind her.