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Iran intelligence chief: no evidence yet of Saudi involvement in Tehran attacks

Iran intelligence chief: no evidence yet of Saudi involvement in Tehran attacks Fars news agency issued a report saying that ISIL claimed responsibility for the terror attacks in Tehran . The ministry released their photographs and first names, and said they were part of a network that entered Iran in July-August 2016 under the leadership of "high-ranking Daesh commander" Abu Aisha intending to carry out "terrorist operations in religious cities". [Full Article...]

Scotland's Sturgeon Hopes For Progressive Alliance

Pete Wishart, who was the chair of the Scottish Affairs Committee in the last Parliament , managed to hold on to his Perth and North Perthshire constituency - but by the narrowest of margins of just 21 over Conservative MEP Ian Duncan. "We're proud to be part of the United Kingdom". That pattern will be increased Conservative support and a decrease in SNP support. A vote tomorrow for Labour o... [Full Article...]

Hawaii Rebuffs Trump, Adopts Paris Agreement Goals Anyway

Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the agreement that former President Barack Obama signed last week, saying it has disadvantaged the United States all the while benefitting other countries, leaving American businesses and taxpayers to pay the tab. [Full Article...]

Former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos Injured in Car Explosion

Former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos Injured in Car Explosion To make it more likely that the letter bombs would be opened, the attackers used the names of Greek politicians as alleged senders. A claim of responsibility has not yet been made but the device bore the hallmarks of a homegrown militant anti-authority group known as the Conspiracy of the Cells of Fires. [Full Article...]

Blow to Sturgeon as SNP set for crushing losses in general election

Despite that, the Tories have repeatedly warned a Labour minority government would lead to a " coalition of chaos " with the SNP, with May saying in Edinburgh earlier in the week that Sturgeon would be "pulling the strings from [her official residence] Bute House". [Full Article...]

Pound falls sharply after exit poll signals blow to May

Pound falls sharply after exit poll signals blow to May May's Conservatives scored one early victory, however, retaining its seat in the bellwether seat of Nuneaton in central England. A senior official on the Frenchman's team shrugged when asked about a hung parliament delaying the negotiations, and noted of the start date: "We haven't agreed that with the United Kingdom yet". [Full Article...]

Qatar rejects as baseless terrorism designations by four Arab states

Qatar rejects as baseless terrorism designations by four Arab states In a statement released Thursday, Chad's Foreign Ministry urged countries to use dialogue to resolve the escalating dispute. The West African nations of Senegal and Mauritania have joined have severed their diplomatic relations with Qatar in expression of solidarity with the four Gulf countries that cut ties. [Full Article...]

UK Exit Poll Points to Hung Parliament

UK Exit Poll Points to Hung Parliament Here is a look at Friday's front pages in Britain. The pound plummeted more than 1.5% against the U.S. dollar and 1% against the euro as the shock figures set the scene for political turmoil at Westminster, disruption to upcoming Brexit negotiations and the possibility of a second election later in the year. [Full Article...]

British pound dives on fears of UK election results

This is a projection, it's not a result. Labour's Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell agreed that "some skepticism" was needed. The poll was published shortly before the national newspapers' first edition deadlines, and the front pages have since been tweeted by the BBC's Neil Henderson. [Full Article...]

Relive the Six Day War: Day two of the war

Statements of the latter kind bemoan Israel's " occupation " of the Palestinians and describe it as a disaster that has to end - fast. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to "preserve" and "strengthen" Israel's settlement enterprise during a Wednesday ceremony at the Israeli Knesset to mark the Gregorian calendar's 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War. [Full Article...]

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn face Question Time grilling

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn face Question Time grilling May, 60, said that although she had backed the Remain campaign in last year's referendum on the European Union, she now wanted to carry out the will of the people, and her Conservative party was the only party in the country to respect the public's wish on the issue. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom election: What is a hung parliament?

That result would confound those who said the opposition Labour Party's left-wing leader, Jeremy Corbyn , was electorally toxic. The potential uncertainty created by a hung parliament was reflected in British pound which fell to its lowest level against the USA dollar since the election was called on April 18. [Full Article...]

Shock UK Exit Poll Suggests Britain's Theresa May Fails To Win Majority

The poll represents a major shock, after some experts had predicted a Tory majority of as many as 100 seats. That leaves the possibility of the left-leaning Labour party governing as part of a minority coalition, possibly with the country's Liberal Democrats and Scottish nationalists. [Full Article...]

Tories to lose overall majority

At 1am, punters now think there is a 72% probability that Theresa May , the prime minister, will lose her majority. Not much chance of that happening now it seems. Could Labour's Jeremy Corbyn be Prime Minister? " Theresa May's authority has been undermined by this election ", said Mr Watson. Sterling fell by more than two cents against the USA dollar after an exit poll showed May losin... [Full Article...]

May's Tories fail to secure majority, exit polls say

While her Conservatives will likely remain the largest party - and may even have a majority to govern - they are losing seats. The poll forecast the Scottish National Party (SNP) would win 34 seats, the centre-left Liberal Democrats 14, the Welsh nationalist party Plaid Cymru three and the Greens one. [Full Article...]

Pound dives on fears UK election may produce no clear winner

A rollercoaster of polls during the election campaign initially showed the Conservatives up significantly in Wales, knocking Labour from first place. "I think that Brexit is going to have to be negotiated in a very different way", she added. "If the poll is anything like accurate, this is completely catastrophic for the Conservatives and for Theresa May", Osborne said, as quoted by The Gua... [Full Article...]

Comey hearings fallout? Depends on the listener

Kasowitz said that "it is now established" that the president was not under investigation or trying to thwart an investigation. What should really matter to the country is Comey's absolute belief that Russian Federation "interfered with our election process" and his description of why having a foreign country try to shape the way we think, vote, and act is "a big deal". [Full Article...]

Kerala High Court again slams government for opening bars on the sly

Kerala High Court again slams government for opening bars on the sly The court had only directed for considering the contention of the bar owners, that the two roads are no more part of the highway, in tune with the guidelines issued by the Supreme Court, the order had said. Of the nine toddy shops, five were in Kozhikode and four in Kannur. The minister said orders have been issued to close all these outlets. Passing orders on a petition by bar owners last wee... [Full Article...]

3 more suspects arrested in connection with London terror attacks

3 more suspects arrested in connection with London terror attacks A London poster lays between floral tributes for the victims of Saturday's attack near the London Bridge in London , Thursday, June 8, 2017. The surveillance camera footage shows the first police vehicle rolling forward as the attackers lunge at a man to stab him during the late night attacks. [Full Article...]

Minute's silence before Australia match 'not in keeping with Saudi culture'

Minute's silence before Australia match 'not in keeping with Saudi culture' While the Australian team lined up for the tribute to pay their respects to the victims of the weekend's attack in the United Kingdom, in particular the two Australian women killed, the Green Falcons took their positions in their half of the field. [Full Article...]


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