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Former Tory PM John Major intervenes over 'fragile' DUP deal

Former Tory PM John Major intervenes over 'fragile' DUP deal

Talks have been under way between DUP leader Arlene Foster and the Prime Minister over a possible alliance, as the Northern Ireland party's 10 MPs could help to prop up a Tory Government. "The last thing anybody wishes to see is one or other of the communities so aggrieved that the hardmen, who are still there lurking in the corners of the communities, decide that they wish to return to some form of violence".



Sessions defiant in Senate panel testimony

The dramatic congressional standoff with the nation's top law enforcement official came on the heels of last week's testimony of former FBI Director James Comey before the same committee. Martin Heinrich , D-N.M., questions Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Capitol Hill in Washington , Tuesday, June 13, 2017 , as he testified before the Committee's hearing about his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign ...


West London flats engulfed by enormous flames

West London flats engulfed by enormous flames

The brigade says "it is safe for our crews to be in there". Mr Clark said he only became aware of the fire when he awoke to the noise in the night. But even then, the fire has just gone up. Some 200 firefighters and 40 fire trucks were deployed to the scene and emergency workers were battling to get the fire under control.


Huge fire engulfs west London tower block

Huge fire engulfs west London tower block

The leader of Kensington and Chelsea Borough Nick Paget-Brown said "several hundred" people would have been in the block when the fire broke out . The BBC's Andy Moore said: "We've seen debris falling from the building, we've heard explosions, we've heard the sound of glass breaking".


May says minority government talks 'productive', Brexit negotiation starts next week

May says minority government talks 'productive', Brexit negotiation starts next week

Despite her party's expectations of a landslide victory Ms May lost her majority in parliament, pushing her into rushed talks on a support agreement with a small Eurosceptic Northern Irish Protestant party with 10 parliamentary seats. May has dismissed calls to resign following the dismal election result and on Monday faced her MPs and vowed to govern. "My preoccupation is that time is passing, it is passing quicker than anyone believes because the subjects we have to deal with are ...


GOP baseball practice shooter identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson

GOP baseball practice shooter identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson

Paul said he heard a first, "isolated" shot followed by a "rapid succession" of five to 10 shots. He went to Belleville Township High School and also studied flight training at Southwestern Illinois College . Hodgkinson, 66, owns a home inspection business. Hodgkinson was politically active on Facebook. Hodgkinson has an active Facebook page which features a photo of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at the top and political posts throughout.