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LONDON: Discussions between the DUP and British Prime Minister Theresa May on a deal to allow the Conservatives to form a minority government are to resume.

Former first minister Arlene Foster has said the discussions are “going well” and that she hopes for a “successful conclusion” soon.

Speaking last night, Mrs May described talks with the DUP as productive, saying she wanted to give stability to the UK.

Mrs May was in France for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron who said he wanted to see Brexit negotiations start as soon as possible.

Following talks yesterday in London on DUP support for the Conservatives, both sides are upbeat about negotiations so far.

Mrs Foster said the issues under discussion included the stability of the UK government, Brexit and the Northern Ireland economy.

The Conservatives are having to rely on the support of ten DUP MPs after they fell eight seats short of winning an overall majority in the UK General Election.