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Interest and pressure may be ramping up before a first World Cup final at any significant level since 1966, but they are conveniently isolated. We'll be building up to the action throughout the morning before giving you a blow-by-blow account of the game as it unfolds.
  • Theresa May's leadership on the line as Conservative Party recriminations continue

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    In a WhatsApp message to Conservative lawmakers, Johnson said: "Folks we need to calm down and get behind the prime minister". Many senior Conservatives say May should stay, for now, to provide stability. "The Conservatives have not yet broken the British system of democracy, but through their hubris and incompetence they have managed to make a mockery of it", it said in an editorial.
  • Theresa May's top advisors quit after election failure

    Theresa May's top advisors quit after election failure

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    She later confirmed she had received assurances from the Conservative leadership that there would be no roll-back of LGBT rights as a result of the DUP alliance. But the election result meant it was unclear whether her plan to take Britain out of the bloc's single market and customs union could still be pursued.
  • Philippines' Duterte Not Aware Of US Support Against Islamists In Marawi

    Philippines' Duterte Not Aware Of US Support Against Islamists In Marawi

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    That followed sightings on Friday of a US P3 Orion surveillance aircraft over Marawi. It said it had an additional 300 to 500 troops in the country to support regular training and activities, without giving further details. The US that has had a logistical military presence in the Philippines, however, has pledged to remain "committed to our pursuit of shared objectives" in keeping with the "seven-decade alliance between our two countries".
  • May determined to form new government despite election shock

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    Bloodied by an election gamble that backfired and triggered calls for her resignation, May on Friday stood by her vow to form Britain's next government and lead the country out of the European Union . Pressed if he was being clear that the United Kingdom will leave the EU, Mr Corbyn said: "Absolutely". They formed part of May's small inner circle and were blamed by many Conservatives for the party's lackluster campaign and unpopular election platform, which alienated older voters with its ...
  • DUP deal threatens Northern Ireland peace, says former negotiator

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    After her plan to hold a snap election to hugely increase her mandate backfired. The DUP is similar to the "religious right" in the U.S. and takes a hard-line stance on social issues, such as same-sex marriage and abortion. DUP sources told the paper its list of demands would be similar to its 2015 "Northern Ireland" plan, when the party laid out its price for supporting either a minority Tory or Labour administration, including more funding for Northern Ireland's schools and hospitals ...
  • US Attorney General says he'll address Senate on Comey's allegations against Trump

    US Attorney General says he'll address Senate on Comey's allegations against Trump

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    Sessions came off particularly badly in last Thursday's testimony by fired FBI Director James Comey , leading Dan Rather to label him a " marked man ". There are also concerns that Sessions might have helped subvert the ongoing Russia-related investigations. His decision comes as a result of testimony given by last week by Comey that Sessions may have more links to Russian Federation than was previously believed.
  • London Mayor: 'Don't Roll Out Red Carpet' For Trump

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    May's Conservative government has worked closely with Khan, who represents the rival Labour party, she told the newspaper. British Prime Minister Theresa May has said her USA counterpart's tweet about London Mayor Sadiq Khan immediately after last weekend's terror attack was "wrong".
  • France goes to the polls as Macron seeks majority

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    That scenario appears likely with the President enjoying a successful first few weeks in office where he has impressed in his attitude toward US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. His party is projected to win well beyond an absolute majority in the 577-seat National Assembly, followed by the conservative Republicans. "For the past month, the president has shown confidence, willingness and daring in France and on the global stage", Philippe said, calling the result ...
  • The Six-Day War that changed Palestinian history

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    Israel defeated Egypt, Syria and Jordan in six days of fighting in June 1967, liberating Judea and Samaria and east Jerusalem from Jordanian occupation , the Gaza Strip and Sinai Peninsula from Egypt and the Golan Heights from Syria. "Ending the occupation that began in 1967 and achieving a negotiated two-state outcome is the only way to lay the foundations for enduring peace that meets Israeli security needs and Palestinian aspirations for statehood and sovereignty".