Politics

Talks between UK PM May`s Conservatives and Northern Ireland`s DUP restart: source

Talks between UK PM May`s Conservatives and Northern Ireland`s DUP restart: source

Published 14/06/2017

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, leaves 10 Downing Street in central London, Britain June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Talks between Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party and Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives on supporting the British leader's minority government restarted on Wednesday, a senior Conservative source said.

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London fire could delay deal between UK PM May`s Conservatives and DUP: BBC

London fire could delay deal between UK PM May`s Conservatives and DUP: BBC

Published 14/06/2017

A deal between Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party and British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives could be delayed until next week after a fire in an apartment block in central London killed several people on Wednesday, the BBC reported.

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Singapore leader`s siblings say they feel threatened, have lost confidence in him

Singapore leader`s siblings say they feel threatened, have lost confidence in him

Published 14/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Lee Hsien Yang, son of former leader Lee Kuan Yew, delivers his eulogy during the funeral service at the University Cultural Centre at the National University of Singapore March 29, 2015. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's younger brother and sister said on Wednesday that they have lost confidence in the nation's leader and fear "the use of the organs of the state against us."

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Venezuela Maduro says children used in protest violence, will write to pope

Venezuela Maduro says children used in protest violence, will write to pope

Published 12/06/2017

A demonstrator clashes with riot security forces while rallying against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, June 10, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday he would ask Pope Francis to persuade opponents that children should not participate in violent protests that have rocked the country, as both sides of the conflict seek help from the Catholic Church.

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Pressure builds for early Italy vote after electoral reform deal unravels

Pressure builds for early Italy vote after electoral reform deal unravels

Published 08/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: A parliament worker carries a laptop at the Chamber of Deputies in Rome, Italy October 14, 2011. The Berlusconi government won a confidence vote on Friday in the lower house of Parliament. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi/File Photo

A deal between Italy's main political parties on electoral reform unraveled on Thursday, leading to calls for a snap election that could usher in more instability in the euro zone's third largest economy.

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Montana congressman-elect settles with reporter he assaulted

Montana congressman-elect settles with reporter he assaulted

Published 08/06/2017

FILE PHOTO - Greg Gianforte apologizes for becoming invoved in an altercation with a reporter less than 24 hours before the special congressional election during his victory speech in Bozeman, Montana, U.S. on May 25, 2017. REUTERS/Colter Peterson/File Photo

Montana Republican Congressman-elect Greg Gianforte pledged on Wednesday to donate $50,000 to a journalism advocacy group as part of an out-of-court settlement he reached with the reporter he physically assaulted on the eve of his election.

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President Macron`s party seen on top in French parliament election: poll

President Macron`s party seen on top in French parliament election: poll

Published 29/05/2017

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks at a press conference at the end of the G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily, Italy, May 27, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

French President Emmanuel Macron's party is expected to emerge with the most seats in June's parliamentary election, a poll showed on Monday, with Macron also scoring well in terms of general popularity.

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After summits with Trump, Merkel says Europe must take fate into own hands

After summits with Trump, Merkel says Europe must take fate into own hands

Published 29/05/2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump before talks at the G7 summit in Taormina, Sicily, Italy, May 26, 2017. Guido Bergmann/Courtesy of Bundesregierung/Handout via REUTERS

Europe can no longer completely rely on its allies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, pointing to bruising meetings of G7 wealthy nations and NATO last week.

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Philippine lawmakers hear impeachment complaint against Duterte

Philippine lawmakers hear impeachment complaint against Duterte

Published 15/05/2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte attends the World Economic Forum on ASEAN at a hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 11, 2017. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Philippine lawmakers started hearing an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, which alleges he betrayed the public trust over his "defeatist" approach to China and had abused his power during a bloody anti-drugs campaign.

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South Korea names special envoys to five countries

South Korea names special envoys to five countries

Published 15/05/2017

South Korea said on Monday it will send special envoys to the United States, China, Japan, Russia and Germany to establish firmer ties as tensions mount on the Korean Peninsula in the wake of a missile launch by North Korea over the weekend.

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