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Charlie Flanagan said he raised the issue in a phone call with Northern Ireland Secretary of State James Brokenshire following the shock announcement that the United Kingdom would go to the polls on June 8. For decades, Britain's prime ministers have held nearly unchallenged powers to call early elections, but critics say snap elections have mainly been used by British leaders to hold early votes when it benefited their own parties.
  • Dylan Hartley set to miss out in English-heavy Lions squad

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    The highest profile omissions from Gatland's squad are likely to exclusively come from England . The absence of England's back-to-back Six Nations winners George Ford, Joe Launchbury, and Jonathan Joseph has been signposted in the British media with Johnny Sexton, Owen Farrell, and Dan Biggar the possible preferences ahead of Ford at out-half.
  • 'Proud to be British': Victoria Beckham receives OBE for fashion success

    'Proud to be British': Victoria Beckham receives OBE for fashion success

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    She was joined by her parents, Jackie and Anthony Adams, and husband David Beckham who attended the investiture ceremony. She received this honor for her work as a fashion designer (she has her own fashion line, a makeup collection with Estée Lauder and just debuted a new collection for Target) and her charitable contributions (she's a UNAIDS goodwill ambassador).
  • Trump on North Korea: 'I Don't Want to Telegraph What I'm Doing'

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    Trump hinted in a weekend tweet that the evolving issue was North Korea - and Xi's newfound willingness to enforce economic sanctions on Kim's government. USA strikes earlier this month against Syria, coupled with Trump's dispatching of what he called an "armada" of US warships to the Korean region, touched off fears that the United States was preparing for military action, though it was revealed this week that the flotilla was taking a roundabout path to Korean waters and has yet to arrive.
  • Prince was prescribed opioids under a false name

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    At the time of his death, people at the home of Prince indicated to investigators that he had been suffering from withdrawals from prescription medications to which he had become addicted. A four-day celebration of Prince will be held April 20-23 at Paisley Park during the anniversary of his death. According to the unsealed search warrants, investigators did not find fentanyl in Prince's house, however.
  • Unsealed documents reveal Prince had unprescribed drugs, secret relationship

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    Investigators said on Monday that, before his death, Prince had been "going through withdrawals, which are believed to be the result of the abuse of prescription medication". He was also one of the few people with untrammeled access to Paisley Park, where "there was a sizable amount of narcotic medications located inside Paisley Park ...
  • Brighton seal promotion to Premier League

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    Hughton's side missed out on automatic promotion on goal difference last season, despite accruing 89 points, and rallying the group after the disappointment of defeat in the play-offs counts as another impressive performance. And it's noticeable that several of Brighton's best players this season have had their fingers burned by the Premier League before. Bruno, first-choice right-back, turns 37 this year, while another head will need to be added in the striking department.
  • 'Over 2000 migrants rescued in 24 hours from Mediterranean Sea'

    'Over 2000 migrants rescued in 24 hours from Mediterranean Sea'

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    On Saturday, the coastguard and five privately run rescue boats plucked migrants from 16 overcrowded dinghies and three wooden vessels packed with people hoping to make a new life for themselves in Europe. More than 5,000 migrants died in the Mediterranean Sea in 2016. We are where we're needed, what's the #EU doing meanwhile? " We have never had to deal with so many people at the same time ".
  • Wall scores 32 points as Wizards control Hawks

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    He's definitely a shooter just like they are capable of and he's playing well for them right now. "I just got to be more aggressive", Millsap said . He's playing in the playoffs for them, especially with the starting five. In a showdown between the 4th and 5th seed respectively, the Wizards will have homecourt advantage this time around.
  • Prince: Details Of Opioid Addiction Revealed In Unsealed Records

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    Some of the strong painkillers found at the musician's Paisley Park complex outside Minneapolis, had prescriptions in the name of his friend and bodyguard, the affidavits and search warrants showed. The legendary musician, who died of an opioid overdose on April 21 of past year, was back in the headlines Monday after recently unsealed court documents provided more clues about the circumstances surrounding his death.
  • May planning UK general election for June 8

    May planning UK general election for June 8

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    Theresa May hopes that these snap elections - to be held in 2020 - will boost their small majority in the Legislature and give a new mandate for new domestic reforms in education and health, in addition to strengthening her stance in negotiations with the EU.
  • 73-year-old Lauren Hutton stars in Calvin Klein underwear ad

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    Hutton, who's known for her role in American Gigolo and gracing the cover of Vogue several times, wears a polka-dot blouse, white bra and loose-fitting pants for the campaign. Kirsten Dunst is another face to feature in the new campaign. Brooke Shields' 1980 commercial shot by acclaimed photographer Richard Avedon, saw the then 15-year-old alluding to wearing no underwear in the ad, seeing it banned on multiple American Television networks.