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British PM Now Says DUP Talks Ongoing, No Support Deal Yet

Then, after midnight, Downing Street responded, saying: "The Prime Minister has tonight spoken with the DUP to discuss finalising a confidence and supply deal when Parliament returns next week". "Everybody wants to see an agreement in the end that does respect what the British people voted for past year", he said. " She's staying, for now ", one Conservative Party source told Reuters.


'Dead woman walking': UK's Theresa May clings to power

'Dead woman walking': UK's Theresa May clings to power

The foreign secretary called the report "tripe" in a tweet and said he was supporting May. "The prime minister has tonight spoken with the DUP to discuss finalising a confidence and supply deal when Parliament returns next week", a Downing Street spokeswoman said, referring to a deal whereby the DUP would support the government but not enter a formal coalition.


Comey confirms Trump told him to let Flynn probe go

Comey confirms Trump told him to let Flynn probe go

Mike Rogers , acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will all testify before the Senate intelligence committee 24 hours before the Comey hearing. Later, he denied Comey's claim that Trump asked him to pledge his loyalty. McCabe said the FBI, under special counsel Robert Mueller, is continuing its Russian Federation investigation "in an appropriate and unimpeded way" in the wake of Comey's firing.



Turkish products hit shelves as blockade remains in Qatar

But Qatar is an important United States ally and hosts U.S. military forces operating in the Gulf region-including USA and coalition aircraft involved in the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, operating from Al Udeid Air Base. Included on the sanctions list - which was denounced as "baseless and without foundation in fact" by Qatar - are the Qatari-funded Qatar Charity and Eid Charity and several prominent figures including businessmen, politicians and senior members of the ruling ...


United Kingdom leader May strikes tentative deal with N Ireland party

United Kingdom leader May strikes tentative deal with N Ireland party

The DUP is a socially conservative pro-British Protestant group that opposes abortion and same-sex marriage and once appointed an environment minister who believes human-driven climate change is a myth. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom where same-sex couples can not be married. When asked about her future, senior Conservative lawmaker Owen Paterson said "Let's see how it pans out".


May determined to form new government despite election shock

May determined to form new government despite election shock

After Thursday's vote, May's Conservative Party still has the largest number of lawmakers, but lacks a parliamentary majority. It is not clear whether the DUP would insist on being represented in the cabinet. In Thursday's election the Conservatives won 318 of the 650 House of Commons seats, 12 fewer than the party had before the snap election, and eight short of the 326 needed for an outright majority.