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Doubts over Theresa May's grip on power as DUP talks continue

The moves buy May a temporary reprieve. She called the early election with her party comfortably ahead in the polls in the hope of increasing her majority and strengthening Britain's hand in exit talks with the European Union . "Half past nine", suggested EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. May little sympathy with Brexit negotiations due to start in 9 days. Corbyn's remarks, made to PinkNews , came after Downing Street announced that the Conservatives and the DUP were ...



Walls don't fix migration problems, Merkel says on Mexico visit

Speaking in Mexico City alongside Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Merkel said that history showed only when empires have gotten on well with their neighbours have migration pressures been resolved in a way that ensured stability. Mexico and Germany did $17.8bn in trade in 2016, and are keen to expand the relationship. Oettinger's boss, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, said his Brexit negotiating team under Michel Barnier was ready: "The clock is ticking", Juncker ...



Caribbean Roots Racer Claims Sixth Canadian Grand Prix Title

A sixth win here at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve not only took him within one of Michael Schumacher's record, but reignited his quest for the fourth world title that would vault him beyond Ayrton Senna, his childhood idol. "The first lap of the race usually is quite messy because the tyres are cold, especially today as it was windy", said Vettel. The German rejoined at the back of the field - exactly where Hamilton may have hoped - and began his recovery drive by swiftly climbing to 17th.



Islamic University condemns terrorist attack on Iran

Two teams of attackers armed with guns and explosives targeted the Parliament building and the mausoleum in apparently coordinated attacks that occurred within an hour of each other. Trump's comments also brought criticism from Iranians on social media, who recalled their government's offers of support and candlelit vigils held in Iran after the attacks of September 11, 2001 in NY.



Grothman Says Paris Climate Agreement Would Have Hit Sixth District Particularly Hard

While the joint statement from the European Union and China urging the United States not to withdraw from the Paris Agreement demonstrated the type of solidarity that is required on this important issue, not having one of the biggest players on board will undermine this first serious global effort to confront climate change.


Militants in Philippines city dug in for protracted battle

Militants in Philippines city dug in for protracted battle

Government forces have bombarded Marawi with air strikes and waged fierce street-to-street battles with hundreds of gunmen since they began a rampage through residential areas waving the black flags of the Islamic State . Padilla said the inclusion of MNLF troops in government-led operations may come "later, after the resolution of the Marawi incident, but not during this time", adding that the crisis was "almost nearing to solution".