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The bearded, often rumpled Corbyn seemed to suffer from a chronic charisma deficit - until the campaign began. With May severely weakened and forced to govern as head of a minority government , Britain's position on Brexit has suddenly become much murkier, and it isn't clear the embattled Prime Minister has the political strength, let alone the public backing, to force through her original hard Brexit vision.
  • Why history says Theresa May should go

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    Theresa May's snap election spectacularly back-fired and members of her Conservative Party are asking for her to resign as party leader after they lost so many seats. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said the idea of a new independence referendum "is dead". "We're in another mess again, and probably we're going to have to have another election, and it's all such a waste of time at the end of the day", said 85-year-old Londoner Patricia Nastri.
  • Leo Varadkar To Become Ireland's Next Prime Minister

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    Ahead of the 2015 vote on a referendum legalizing gay marriage, Varadkar, then a cabinet minister, came out as gay. Enda Kenny stepped down as the party leader in May, one which he held for 15 years. "I doubt he ever dreamed that his son would one day grow up to become its leader and despite his differences, his son would be treated the same and judged by his actions and character, and not by his ardents and identity", he said.
  • Ariana Grande resumes her tour in Paris

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    Featuring the likes of Miley Cyrus , Katy Perry , Justin Bieber and Pharrell Williams , it raised over United States dollars 13 million for victims and families affected by the bombing. "Adam, if you're watching you're our hero tonight". Days before the show, she turned up unannounced at a Manchester-area hospital to visit young girls wounded in the attack.
  • Device Opens Its Doors to Amazon Prime Video

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    On Monday, Apple kicked off its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) with the announcement that Amazon Prime Video will now be accessible on Apple TV. Recode reported last month that the two sides were nearing a deal, and BuzzFeed News later reported that an agreement had been reached. Apple didn't say when exactly Amazon's video app would arrive on tvOS, beyond "later this year".
  • I'm '100 percent' willing to testify under oath

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    As for Mueller, "I would be glad to tell him what I just told you", the president continued. Moments later, he added: "You're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer". House Speaker Paul Ryan tried to brush off the conclusion as Trump being new to the White House, but Sen. At the same time, the head of the panel said its investigation is just getting started, and a second committee may summon Comey to testify.
  • Democrats say Dodd-Frank repeal is 'wrong choice'

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    Critics said the bill would not easily pass the Senate. Thursday's vote went almost straight down the House partisan line. The bill would also change many of Dodd-Frank's restrictions on banking, including repealing Volcker Rule restrictions on certain speculative investments by banks , removing the Financial Stability Oversight Council's authority to designate nonbank financial institutions and financial market utilities as "systemically important", and converting the Consumer ...
  • United Kingdom police release people arrested after London attack without charge

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    Rachid Redouane, 30, and Khuram Shazad Butt , 27. According to the Telegraph UK, Butt had reportedly arrived in the UK from Pakistan as a child refugee. Rowley said he was "increasingly confident" that the three individuals who conducted the attack had been killed, but that police were working to establish whether any associates were involved in the planning.
  • UK Prime Minister Theresa May says she'll stick to Brexit timetable

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    The DUP said only that it would enter talks. Defending her party's stance on gay marriage in a recent interview, leader Arlene Foster insisted those who characterised the DUP as anti-gay were wide of the mark. It does call for "a secure and sustainable energy supply for both domestic and business customers", and calls for an integrated electricity market across Ireland and the continued development of a North South interconnector.