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UK Prime Minister May's Party Projected To Lose Majority In Parliament

Before the election the Conservatives had 330 seats and Labour 229. Another option would be a renewal of David Cameron's coalition with the Liberal Democrats , though (1) that coalition almos...

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Qatar Defiant As Gulf Arab Allies Deepen Nation's Isolation

In a sign of economic damage from the dispute, Standard & Poor's downgraded Qatar's debt on Wednesday as the country's riyal currency fell to an 11-year low amid signs that portfolio investment funds ...

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United Kingdom election: Theresa May could lose parliamentary majority, exit poll shows

There were upsets elsewhere in the UK: In Scotland. the Scottish National Party was on course for significant losses. The FTSE 100 has in recent months tended to trade higher when the pound fall...

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Did Trump obstruct justice in Comey meetings?

Did Trump obstruct justice in Comey meetings?

Comey testified that he found some of the president's behavior disturbing, and senators pressed him on why he didn't stand up to Trump in the moment, or at least tell someone about his concerns s...

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Gulf states squeeze Qatar as US, Kuwait probe for solution to row

The United Arab Emirates' state minister for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash on Wednesday accused Qatar of being "the main champion of extremism and terrorism in the region". Led by Kuwait, mediation ...

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Shock election may delay Brexit talks, soften tone

British Prime Minister Theresa May's gamble in calling an early election backfired spectacularly, as her Conservative Party lost its majority in Parliament and pressure mounted on her Friday to...

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Former FBI chief's hearing latest in major distractions for Trump

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.): "Director Comey's testimony today was an important step in the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russia's interference in our election and th...

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History made as first female Sikh MP elected

History made as first female Sikh MP elected

The Labour Party candidate won the seat by polling 34,170 votes and defeated Conservative Party candidate by almost 17,000 votes. Preet Kaur Gill , a councillor from Sandwell, won the Edgbaston seat ...

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Saudi Arabia orders Al-Jazeera bureau closed

The announcement came after Trump met with Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at the White House discuss the crisis. Jordan has reduced its diplomatic status with Qatar, giving the Qatari Am...

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5 killed in Florida shooting

5 killed in Florida shooting

Demings said the increase is necessary for morale and competitiveness, but also because recent tragedies like Pulse and Monday's Fiamma workplace shooting, explosive growth in the county and tourism. ...

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Election 2017: Reaction as exit poll forecasts Conservative largest party

The pound slumped as an exit poll projected that the ruling Conservative Party would fall short of an overall majority in the United Kingdom snap election. "The country needs a period of stabili...

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Exit poll projects loss of majority for Conservatives, pound falls

Without a stable government in place, it will be impossible to start Brexit talks and they will have to be delayed. As polls closed investors were betting on continued Conservative government, s...

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Exit poll points to hung parliament in United Kingdom elections

Exit poll points to hung parliament in United Kingdom elections

In the last election, in 2015, the corresponding poll predicted May's predecessor David Cameron would fall short of a majority . The pound fell over 1.5% to 1.27 USA dollars and over 1% to 1.13 e...

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Trump nominates Christopher Wray as new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Trump nominates Christopher Wray as new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he would nominate Christopher A. Wray - a white collar criminal defense attorney who led the Justice Department's Criminal Division during the Georg...

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What we know about the London terrorists

What we know about the London terrorists

Zaghba, Pakistan-born British citizen Butt and Redouane, 30, who claimed to be Moroccan-Libyan, launched a rampage around London Bridge and Borough Market on Saturday night. The murderer's mothe...

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Trump Offers Up Tillerson to Mediate Solution to Qatar Crisis

Trump Offers Up Tillerson to Mediate Solution to Qatar Crisis

Anxious residents have responded to the crisis by emptying grocery stores in the capital of Doha , and Saudi Arabia has blocked trucks carrying food from entering the country across its only land bor...

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Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) Receives An Update From Brokers

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) Receives An Update From Brokers

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Ltd. raised its position in Occidental Petroleum by 2.9% in the third quarter. Mosaic Family Wealth LLC now owns 1,887 shares of the oil...

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Maharashtra farmers warn of intensified stir, including rail/road blockades

Maharashtra farmers warn of intensified stir, including rail/road blockades

He leaves behind two young children and wife. A farmer who committed suicide in Maharashtra's Veet village in Karmala district of Solapur on Wednesday, left behind a suicide note stating that his ...

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Japan enacts law for Emperor Akihito, 83, to abdicate

Akihito's son, 57-year-old Crown Prince Naruhito, is next in line. There have been abdications in Japan's long imperial history, but the last one was more than 200 years ago, so politicians had to c...

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Jeff Sessions set for grilling on Russia, Comey

While some examples of illegal ways to thwart the justice system are specific - like killing a witness or destroying evidence - the law also includes broad, catchall prohibitions. "I hope you can le...

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United Kingdom exit poll suggests hung parliament

With a stunning exit poll predicting the UK Conservatives would lose their parliamentary majority and the opposition Labour party poised to gain considerably, results of the high-stakes and clos...

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UAE turns screws on Qatar, threatens sympathisers with jail

UAE turns screws on Qatar, threatens sympathisers with jail

US President Donald Trump offered on Wednesday to help resolve a worsening diplomatic crisis between Qatar and other Arab powers as the United Arab Emirates invoked the possibility of an economic em...

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Bahrain says it too will jail Qatar sympathisers

Bahrain says it too will jail Qatar sympathisers

The UAE , along with Saudi Arabia , Bahrain and other Arab states severed all ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing the country of funding terrorist organisations and backing Iran . Sources said th...

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Accusations Fly After Attacks on Tehran

According to the statement , the team of five attackers had previously belonged to Sunni extremist groups inside Iran but later joined IS, where they went to fight in Mosul , Iraq , and Raqqa, S...

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Plans for IndyRef2 off as SNP suffers shock defeat

Plans for IndyRef2 off as SNP suffers shock defeat

Mr Mundell, who was the only Tory MP returned from Scotland in 2015, said: "If there is a Conservative government, I don't see circumstances in which we would be having a referendum in the next five...

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Voting opens in Scotland for historic election

Voting opens in Scotland for historic election

Ms Sturgeon , the Scottish National Party leader, argues this is necessary to give Scots, who voted to remain in the European Union , an alternative to the "extreme Brexit " proposed by UK Prime Mi...

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Trump's comments aren't helping the Middle East crisis

A Qatari diplomat told the Associated Press on Thursday that his country's emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, won't travel overseas while the blockade remains in place. In Iran , the Foreign M...

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Pound tumbles as hung parliament spooks the City

Pound tumbles as hung parliament spooks the City

NPR's Eleanor Beardsley, who watched the results from London , told All Things Considered that many in the room of journalists and political scientists where she was "gasped and even yelled" when...

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Israeli, American Jewish Leaders Slam UN Secretary-General For 'Occupation' Statement

Earlier this week, in comments marking the Six-Day War's anniversary, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres conveyed concern regarding Israel's " occupation " in the disputed territories...

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Melbourne terrorist killed by cops was on parole

Ashton said it was possible Khayre had taken the woman hostage to try and lure as many police as possible to the apartment. Meanwhile, the bomb disposal squad and forensics police today searched the...

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