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  • All about the BenjaminsTHE signature cocktail at the bar of the Trump International Hotel, in the Old Post Office building in Washington, is a $100 vodka potion served with oysters and caviar. It is called “The Benjamin” after Benjamin Franklin, America’s first postmaster-general. “You can see anyone from Rudy Giuliani to foreign dignitaries to businessmen f..

    The number of parties keen to see the president in court multiplies

    All about the BenjaminsTHE signature cocktail at the bar of the Trump International Hotel, in the Old Post Office building in Washington, is a $100 vodka potion served with oysters and caviar. It is called “The Benjamin” after Benjamin Franklin, America’s first postmaster-general. “You can see anyone from Rudy Giuliani to foreign dignitaries to businessmen f..
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  • Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May has already held talks this week with the DUP Northern Ireland's main parties are holding talks with the prime minister in Downing Street.The DUP, Sinn Féin, the UUP, Alliance and the SDLP are holding separate meetings with Theresa May.She has already held talks with the DUP this week about a deal to support her minority Conservative government.The government has confirmed the Queen's Speech, which sets out its priorities, will be next Wednesday, two days later than originally planned. Election Live - rolling text and video updates Quick guide to what's going on Who are the DUP's 10 MPs? DUP sources say their discussions with the Conservatives are still continuing and the announcement does not mean a final agreement has been reached. DUP sources told the BBC on Wednesday an announcement on a deal with Tories had been delayed because of the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower blaze.The deal is now not expected to be ..

    Theresa May meeting five Northern Ireland parties

    Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May has already held talks this week with the DUP Northern Ireland's main parties are holding talks with the prime minister in Downing Street.The DUP, Sinn Féin, the UUP, Alliance and the SDLP are holding separate meetings with Theresa May.She has already held talks with the DUP this week about a deal to support her minority Conservative government.The government has confirmed the Queen's Speech, which sets out its priorities, will be next Wednesday, two days later than originally planned. Election Live - rolling text and video updates Quick guide to what's going on Who are the DUP's 10 MPs? DUP sources say their discussions with the Conservatives are still continuing and the announcement does not mean a final agreement has been reached. DUP sources told the BBC on Wednesday an announcement on a deal with Tories had been delayed because of the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower blaze.The deal is now not expected to be ..
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  • Image copyright EPA Image caption DUP leaders met Mrs May in Downing Street on Tuesday Northern Ireland's main parties are expected to hold talks with the prime minister in Downing Street later.The DUP, Sinn Féin, the UUP, Alliance and the SDLP will hold separate meetings with Theresa May.She has already held talks with the DUP this week about a deal to support her minority Conservative government.Since last week's general election, Mrs May has spent much of her time talking about Northern Ireland - and Thursday will be no different. Election Live - rolling text and video updates Quick guide to what's going on Who are the DUP's 10 MPs? Thursday's talks will focus on attempts to restore devolution at Stormont by the end of this month. Secretary of State James Brokenshire has said there was very little time left to reach a deal before a 29 June deadline, but that local parties had it in their hands to take control of their future.While the Downing Street di..

    Theresa May to meet five Northern Ireland parties

    Image copyright EPA Image caption DUP leaders met Mrs May in Downing Street on Tuesday Northern Ireland's main parties are expected to hold talks with the prime minister in Downing Street later.The DUP, Sinn Féin, the UUP, Alliance and the SDLP will hold separate meetings with Theresa May.She has already held talks with the DUP this week about a deal to support her minority Conservative government.Since last week's general election, Mrs May has spent much of her time talking about Northern Ireland - and Thursday will be no different. Election Live - rolling text and video updates Quick guide to what's going on Who are the DUP's 10 MPs? Thursday's talks will focus on attempts to restore devolution at Stormont by the end of this month. Secretary of State James Brokenshire has said there was very little time left to reach a deal before a 29 June deadline, but that local parties had it in their hands to take control of their future.While the Downing Street di..
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  • Image caption The Conservatives are having to rely on the support of 10 DUP MPs after they fell eight seats short of winning an overall majority Northern Ireland's main parties are expected to hold talks with the prime minister in Downing Street on Thursday.Sinn Féin, the UUP, Alliance and the SDLP will hold separate meetings with Theresa May in the afternoon.She has already held talks with the DUP this week about a deal to support her minority Conservative government.DUP sources have told the BBC an announcement on a deal with Tories had been delayed because of the unfolding tragedy of the Grenfell Tower blaze.Meanwhile, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has demanded details of any Conservative-DUP deal, calling it a "nonsense situation". "We want to know what is in the deal they are offering to the DUP and we want to know when it is going to be put before Parliament," he said. Election Live - rolling text and video updates Quick guide to what's going on Who are the DUP&#039..

    General election: Northern Ireland parties to meet May

    Image caption The Conservatives are having to rely on the support of 10 DUP MPs after they fell eight seats short of winning an overall majority Northern Ireland's main parties are expected to hold talks with the prime minister in Downing Street on Thursday.Sinn Féin, the UUP, Alliance and the SDLP will hold separate meetings with Theresa May in the afternoon.She has already held talks with the DUP this week about a deal to support her minority Conservative government.DUP sources have told the BBC an announcement on a deal with Tories had been delayed because of the unfolding tragedy of the Grenfell Tower blaze.Meanwhile, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has demanded details of any Conservative-DUP deal, calling it a "nonsense situation". "We want to know what is in the deal they are offering to the DUP and we want to know when it is going to be put before Parliament," he said. Election Live - rolling text and video updates Quick guide to what's going on Who are the DUP&#039..
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  • Image copyright EPA Image caption The ex-PM campaigned to remain in the EU in last year's referendum Theresa May will have to "listen to other parties" as she reviews her Brexit strategy in the wake of the election, David Cameron has said.The Financial Times reported the ex-PM as saying there would be pressure for a "softer" exit from the EU after his party did not win an election majority.Speaking in Poland, he said his successor should "consult more widely" both inside Parliament and beyond.It comes as Mrs May tries to seal a deal with the DUP to govern.Downing Street has so far rebuffed calls for major changes to its Brexit blueprint and ruled out the prospect of cross-party talks ahead of the start of official negotiations with the EU next week. Speaking in Paris after meeting French President Emmanuel Macron, Mrs May said there was a "unity of purpose" to get on with the process, reiterating that she wanted to maintain a "close relationship" with the EU. What are the Br..

    PM ‘must listen’ to other parties over Brexit says Cameron

    Image copyright EPA Image caption The ex-PM campaigned to remain in the EU in last year's referendum Theresa May will have to "listen to other parties" as she reviews her Brexit strategy in the wake of the election, David Cameron has said.The Financial Times reported the ex-PM as saying there would be pressure for a "softer" exit from the EU after his party did not win an election majority.Speaking in Poland, he said his successor should "consult more widely" both inside Parliament and beyond.It comes as Mrs May tries to seal a deal with the DUP to govern.Downing Street has so far rebuffed calls for major changes to its Brexit blueprint and ruled out the prospect of cross-party talks ahead of the start of official negotiations with the EU next week. Speaking in Paris after meeting French President Emmanuel Macron, Mrs May said there was a "unity of purpose" to get on with the process, reiterating that she wanted to maintain a "close relationship" with the EU. What are the Br..
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  • Image copyright AP The general election was supposed to be dominated by Brexit, but the terror attacks in Manchester and London have forced security to the top of the agenda. Where do the major parties stand and what are their key differences of opinion?What have the party leaders said? Image copyright Reuters, PA, Getty Images Jeremy Corbyn has spent the election campaign fighting accusations he is soft on terrorism, with opponents repeatedly bringing up his past dealings with the Irish Republican movement in the 1980s as evidence that he is not the right man to respond to the current challenge.Defence Secretary Michael Fallon called the Labour leader "a very serious risk'' to Britain's national security.Theresa May has hinted at a wide-ranging review of current measures. "Enough is enough," she said on Sunday in response to the London Bridge attack.But Mr Corbyn accuses the Conservatives of trying to "protect the public on the cheap". He says intervention in places..

    Guide: Where UK parties stand on security

    Image copyright AP The general election was supposed to be dominated by Brexit, but the terror attacks in Manchester and London have forced security to the top of the agenda. Where do the major parties stand and what are their key differences of opinion?What have the party leaders said? Image copyright Reuters, PA, Getty Images Jeremy Corbyn has spent the election campaign fighting accusations he is soft on terrorism, with opponents repeatedly bringing up his past dealings with the Irish Republican movement in the 1980s as evidence that he is not the right man to respond to the current challenge.Defence Secretary Michael Fallon called the Labour leader "a very serious risk'' to Britain's national security.Theresa May has hinted at a wide-ranging review of current measures. "Enough is enough," she said on Sunday in response to the London Bridge attack.But Mr Corbyn accuses the Conservatives of trying to "protect the public on the cheap". He says intervention in places..
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  • Image copyright Getty Images Political parties are attempting to attract the votes of working parents with pre-school children. What are their manifesto pledges on childcare? What is currently on offerAll three and four-year-olds in England are entitled to 570 hours of free early education or childcare per year, which works out as 15 hours each week for 38 weeks of the year. The coalition government expanded this to the most deprived two year olds. From September, three and four-year-olds in England will be entitled to 30 free hours of care per week in term time. Parents need to meet certain criteria in order to receive this, including earning over a minimum amount.The government has also introduced a new scheme for tax-free childcare, aimed at working parents earning less than £100,000 a year each.And parents can claim back up to 85% of childcare costs if they are eligible for universal credit. In Scotland, three and four-year-old children are eligible for 600 hours of free early..

    General election 2017: The parties’ proposals on childcare

    Image copyright Getty Images Political parties are attempting to attract the votes of working parents with pre-school children. What are their manifesto pledges on childcare? What is currently on offerAll three and four-year-olds in England are entitled to 570 hours of free early education or childcare per year, which works out as 15 hours each week for 38 weeks of the year. The coalition government expanded this to the most deprived two year olds. From September, three and four-year-olds in England will be entitled to 30 free hours of care per week in term time. Parents need to meet certain criteria in order to receive this, including earning over a minimum amount.The government has also introduced a new scheme for tax-free childcare, aimed at working parents earning less than £100,000 a year each.And parents can claim back up to 85% of childcare costs if they are eligible for universal credit. In Scotland, three and four-year-old children are eligible for 600 hours of free early..
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  • Image copyright Getty Images The Conservatives, Labour, the SNP and the Greens have suspended their national election campaigns in the wake of a terrorist attack in London.A Conservative Party spokesman said: "We will review as the day goes on and as more details of the attack emerge."The Tories will campaign at a local level, with other parties expected to follow suit. UKIP are not suspending their campaign as leader Paul Nuttall said that was "what the extremists would want". Latest updates on London Bridge attack What we know so far In pictures: London Bridge incident A white van hit pedestrians on London Bridge at about 22:00 BST on Saturday, then three men got out and stabbed people in nearby Borough Market. Seven people have been killed and three attackers were shot dead by police. The prime minister is returning to Whitehall to meet senior ministers and security chiefs in the government's emergency Cobra committee.Theresa May said: "Our thoughts are with those who ar..

    London attack: Parties suspend election campaigning

    Image copyright Getty Images The Conservatives, Labour, the SNP and the Greens have suspended their national election campaigns in the wake of a terrorist attack in London.A Conservative Party spokesman said: "We will review as the day goes on and as more details of the attack emerge."The Tories will campaign at a local level, with other parties expected to follow suit. UKIP are not suspending their campaign as leader Paul Nuttall said that was "what the extremists would want". Latest updates on London Bridge attack What we know so far In pictures: London Bridge incident A white van hit pedestrians on London Bridge at about 22:00 BST on Saturday, then three men got out and stabbed people in nearby Borough Market. Seven people have been killed and three attackers were shot dead by police. The prime minister is returning to Whitehall to meet senior ministers and security chiefs in the government's emergency Cobra committee.Theresa May said: "Our thoughts are with those who ar..
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  • Issue by issue, what the parties are pledging, presented in easy-to-scan bullet points.

    General election 2017: Manifesto guide on where the parties stand

    Issue by issue, what the parties are pledging, presented in easy-to-scan bullet points.
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