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May's United Kingdom election gamble backfires as Tories lose majority

May's United Kingdom election gamble backfires as Tories lose majority May has accused Corbyn of being unprepared for negotiations set to begin on June 19 , and unwilling to curb mass migration - a key driver of the Brexit vote. Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon has argued that Scotland, where a majority voted to remain in the European Union a year ago, should have the right to hold an independence referendum at the end of the Brexit process. [Full Article...]

Theresa May due to speak after shock United Kingdom election result

With complex talks on Britain's divorce from the European Union due to start in 10 days, it was unclear what the direction of Brexit would be. "We know when they must end", referring to the March 2019 deadline. The DUP does support proponents of hard Brexit on the scrapping of the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice, which is seen among some unionists as being more favourable to Ir... [Full Article...]

UK police name third man behind London terror attack

UK police name third man behind London terror attack In a statement , police said: " Formal identification has not yet taken place, however Mr Thomas' next of kin have been informed of this development ". Butt's neighbors described him to The Independent as a "family man" who appeared to have worked a series of short-term jobs. May insisted Tuesday that her government had "protected the counterterrorism policing budget", increased the number of... [Full Article...]

Qatar slams Saudi, allies terrorism list as 'baseless'

Qatar slams Saudi, allies terrorism list as 'baseless' U.A.E. Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash, in an interview on Wednesday, acknowledged that the Gulf's reputation as a stable destination for capital could take a hit. Qatar's 2022 FIFA World Cup is also at risk, as a multitude of critical construction projects will also face supply shortages. But so did its accusers like Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirate , UAE. [Full Article...]

Sturgeon: SNP majority will help secure Indyref2

However the Prime Minister has ruled out that timescale, saying " Now is not the time ". The Labour leader killed off early the idea of any coalition with the SNP, which Ed Miliband failed to do during the 2015 general election campaign. [Full Article...]

Trump says United States committed to NATO's Article 5 on common defense

WASHINGTON (AP ) - President Donald Trump says he's willing to testify under oath about his conversations with the man he fired as Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Trump expressed incredulity at the allegations and went on to say that he "hardly know (s) that man; I'm not gonna say I want [Comey] to pledge allegiance", adding that "it doesn't make sense". [Full Article...]

Theresa May form Conservative government despite hung parliament

Theresa May form Conservative government despite hung parliament Britons have signed a petition against Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to form a coalition government with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) in Northern Ireland following her party's disastrous loss in the general elections, calling on her to step down. [Full Article...]

Trump's stunning response to the Middle East diplomatic crisis

Trump's stunning response to the Middle East diplomatic crisis Merkel, who was speaking in Mexico City alongside Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, said it would be impossible to sort out the situation unless all regional actors were involved, citing Iran , Turkey and Qatar. Jeff Davis said in a statement. Where to start? Trump's intervention aligned the United States against a country that is now hosting at least 10,000 US military personnel at a b... [Full Article...]

Kremlin says no preparations are underway yet for Putin-Trump meeting

Kremlin says no preparations are underway yet for Putin-Trump meeting Qatar has denied the allegations. Russian President Vladimir Putin last week said that hackers can come from any country since they are "free people like artists" and conceded it was theoretically possible that a "patriotically minded" hacker could decide to act against those critical of Russia . [Full Article...]

Senate Intelligence Committee plans to interview Jared Kushner

Kushner reportedly inquired about using Russian diplomatic facilities for the communications to shield the talks, US officials briefed on intelligence reports told The Post . Mark Warner of Virginia, according to committee staff. Both the Senate and House Intelligences committees are investigating Russia's attempt to manipulate the outcome of the 2016 U.S. [Full Article...]

Vaiko barred entry into Malaysia

Vaiko barred entry into Malaysia Speaking to his partymen over telephone from Kuala Lumpur , Vaiko said he was asked by the immigration officials about LTTE and some cases against him pending in Sri Lanka . "I told the USA officials that I am not a member of that organisation but a supporter". He was interrogated by officials for his alleged links with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). [Full Article...]

Trump not planning to invoke executive privilege to block James Comey testimony

Why, did we have some special relationship with him? Russia has repeatedly denied any effort to interfere in the USA election, but Putin said on Thursday some Russians might have acted on their own without their government's involvement. [Full Article...]

People, groups with Qatar links labelled terrorists

Qatar's investments in Turkey total about $18 billion. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Friday for several countries to ease a blockade against Qatar. "The President offered to help the parties resolve their differences, including through a meeting at the White House if necessary", a White House statement said. [Full Article...]

CCTV footage of police shootout with London Bridge attackers emerges

CCTV footage of police shootout with London Bridge attackers emerges The vehicle and knife attack launched by three men in the London Bridge area Saturday night that killed seven people and injured dozens is shaping the final days of an election campaign, focusing attention on May before Thursday's vote. Three men suspected to be involved in terror activities were arrested in London on Wednesday. But an announcement - made before the Manchester and London Br... [Full Article...]

Trump Breaks Silence On Comey: 'WOW, Comey Is A Leaker!'

Comey said a decision was made not report to Sessions a February 14 White House meeting where Trump pressed the director to drop the FBI's inquiry into Flynn, whom Trump fired for withholding information about his contacts with foreign governments. [Full Article...]

Japan Parliament Allows Emperor to Abdicate Throne For Son

Japan Parliament Allows Emperor to Abdicate Throne For Son It also highlights a pressing issue of the shrinking royal population and male successors. Women, but not men, are forced to renounce their royal status if they marry a commoner. Others advocate for the succession to take place April 1, 2019, arguing that it would be hard to handle both these ceremonies and the emperor's traditional New Year's duties at the same time. [Full Article...]

Police raid sees 20th arrest made in London Bridge attack probe

Police raid sees 20th arrest made in London Bridge attack probe All three of the assailants, including Zaghba, were shot dead. Police had already named Butt and Redouane, a 30-year-old who claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan. Police said the men tied 30cm pink ceramic knives to their wrists and had petrol bombs in the van. Two people believed to have documents linked to Redouane were arrested in Ireland, though only one remained in custody Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Trump commits to NATO mutual defense after hesitating

That's another reason Trump's Article 5 statement today is so jarring: He chose to commit to America's most important alliance in an answer to a question that hadn't even explicitly asked about it, not in his prepared statement. Trump insists that Comey lied in some parts of the testimony he gave Thursday to the Senate Intelligence Committee. Comey testified he had nine one-on-one conversations ... [Full Article...]

Emirati diplomat to AP: Qatar rides 'tiger of extremism'

Emirati diplomat to AP: Qatar rides 'tiger of extremism' Emirati officials also shut down the airline's offices in the UAE on Wednesday. He said Qatar needed to shut down or limit its Al-Jazeera news network, as well as stop funding extremist groups and others. The Bahraini information ministry Thursday announced the Government will take legal action against any media outlet that will express sympathy towards Qatar, a day after United Arab Emirates (UAE... [Full Article...]

Led Forces Working With Islamic State Group in Raqqa: Russia

USA - and Iran-backed forces are locked in a race to take Islamic State strongholds in southeastern Syria and seize a stretch of land that will either cement Tehran's regional ambitions or stifle them. The Pentagon announced Monday that the US backed push on ISIS's capital of Raqqa is officially on. Surovkin added that Islamic State group attempts to flee south from Raqqa have met a punishin... [Full Article...]


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