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Should she stay or should she go? Conservative lawmakers on May's future

In the past seven weeks, I have visited dozens of constituencies, from Edinburgh to Southampton, spoken at more than 60 hustings and debates, met thousands of people, and drunk more coffee than I thought was humanly possible. Sterling fell by more than two cents against the US dollar after an exit poll showed May losing her majority , though it later recovered some of its losses. [Full Article...]

EU's Juncker says member states need to up defense spending

European Union states jealously protect their defence contractors, meaning the bloc has developed 178 different weapons systems, compared to 30 in the United States. "Let me be very open about this", Ms Mogherini said. Both Ms Mogherini and Mr Juncker said security and defence are among top priorities of citizens in all European Union countries. [Full Article...]

Qatar Airways Responds To Concerns Over Diplomatic Crisis In Region

He said Qatar needed to shut down or limit its Al-Jazeera news network, as well as stop funding extremist groups and others. However, Jordan was taking the claims into consideration and acting accordingly, he said, downgrading diplomatic ties with the beleaguered state, and kicking out the Qatar-based Al Jazeera news organization. [Full Article...]

Theresa May's Conservative party seen losing majority: Exit polls

That result would confound those who said the opposition Labour Party's left-wing leader, Jeremy Corbyn, was electorally toxic. A minority Conservative government could probably rely on the votes of the 10 or more MPs of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) from Northern Ireland. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump hits back at James Comey after scathing testimony

He also explained that in essence there was no one to report it to, given Attorney General Jeff Sessions's impending recusal. During Comey's testimony he admitted to writing down several conversations he had with President Donald Trump . [Full Article...]

Arab Countries Issue List Of Qatar-Linked 'Terrorists' Rejected By Doha

In severing diplomatic ties with its Gulf neighbor on Monday, Riyadh accused Doha of supporting groups including some backed by Iran. In its latest Country Reports on Terrorism , the US State Department said Qatar in 2015 froze assets and imposed travel bans on Ka'bi and Kawari, both of whom are Qatari citizens. [Full Article...]

Police release 12 people held after London atrocity

Butt, who was 27 years old , was a British citizen born in Pakistan . The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to discuss details of the case. "The other named man, Rachid Redouane , was not known". Police have said Redouane was not known to security services. Neighbors described Butt as an avid weightlifter. [Full Article...]

Arrest as terror cops raid east London house over London Bridge attack

At Twitter, the network's U.K. Head of Public Policy Nick Pickles said in a statement Sunday, " Terrorist content has no place on Twitter". Questions over the extent to which the terror gang were known to security services have been mounting since it was revealed another of the attackers, Khuram Shazad Butt (27 ) had been investigated in 2015. [Full Article...]

Vladimir Putin Supports Qatar, A US Partner Criticized by Trump

Vladimir Putin Supports Qatar, A US Partner Criticized by Trump Since the diplomatic row erupted, slogans against and in support of Qatar have been among the top topics discussed on Twitter in Arabic, which is a hugely popular medium of expression in the Arab world, particularly in Saudi Arabia. Speaking earlier to the BBC, Thani responded to Trump's tweets , denying any funding "of terrorism" and saying there was no "evidence that the Qatar government is... [Full Article...]

UK's Theresa May pays heavy price for gamble

UK's Theresa May pays heavy price for gamble May could attempt to lead a government without commanding a majority, relying on her opponents for support in parliament on an issue-by-issue basis. This may require a different prime minister. There were upsets elsewhere in the UK: In Scotland. the Scottish National Party was on course for significant losses. [Full Article...]

UK election ends in hung Parliament

UK election ends in hung Parliament At least one Conservative member of Parliament will lose a seat in an election campaign that did not have to happen for three years, CNN reported. Written off by many pollsters, Labour surged in the final weeks of the campaign and the party drew strong support from young people, who are said to have voted in bigger-than-expected numbers in this election. [Full Article...]

Stunning blow for May in United Kingdom exit poll

Stunning blow for May in United Kingdom exit poll Voters in Britain apparently have dealt Prime Minister Theresa May's ruling Conservative Party a major setback in a snap election she called to rally support ahead of negotiations to exit the European Union . Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Education Secretary Justine Greening hung onto their seats by the skin of their teeth with much reduced majorities. [Full Article...]

James Comey lays out the case that President Trump obstructed justice

The February meeting was one of several one-on-one encounters that Comey said made him feel such intense discomfort that he felt compelled to document them in memos. But he also testified that another member of the FBI's leadership team believed that Trump's conduct "will fall within the scope" of the Russian Federation investigation and was therefore "reluctant" to assure the president that he ... [Full Article...]

Qatari FM: Turkish soldiers coming for sake of region

Gaza's Islamic Hamas rulers, a major recipient of Qatari aid, have called Saudi Arabia's call for Qatar to cut ties with the Palestinian militant group "regrettable" and said it contradicts traditional Arab support for the Palestinian cause. [Full Article...]

The election has delivered political instability that is terrible for Brexit negotiations

The election has delivered political instability that is terrible for Brexit negotiations May is expected to speak to the media later on Friday morning. As the June 8 poll ended in a hung parliament , with no party holding an absolute majority in the House of Commons, Mrs May pledged to offer "stability" if the Tories end up as the largest party with the most votes. [Full Article...]

UAE Foreign Minister Slams Qatar for Asking Iran, Turkey for Help

The report was widely picked up by regional media outlets, which continued circulating it after Qatar's denial. The rift between the GCC states has intensified into its most "severe crisis" ever, even as Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain have completely cut ties with Qatar , a UAE-based commentator has opined. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom exit poll suggests PM May's election gamble has backfired

He repeated calls for May to resign . "The mandate she's got is lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support and lost confidence", he said. "Politics is not going back into the box where it was before". Former chancellor George Osborne , sacked from the Cabinet by Mrs May when she took office last July, told ITV: "Clearly if she's got a worse result than two years ago and is nearly unab... [Full Article...]

Qatar vows 'no surrender' in row with Arab states

Qatar vows 'no surrender' in row with Arab states But the visit came after Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash told The Associated Press that Qatar has "chosen to ride the tiger of extremism and terrorism" and now needed to pay the price, despite Qatar long denying the allegation. [Full Article...]

Qatar investigation finds state news agency hacked

Iran blamed arch-foe Saudi Arabia for the attack, which was claimed by the Islamic State militant group. Riyadh denied any involvement. Its emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, on Wednesday arrived in Doha , where he was received by his Qatari counterpart, Kuwait's official KUNA news agency said. [Full Article...]

Effects of Gulf tensions spill over into Pakistan

Qatar has nonetheless forged regional alliances independently of its fellow Gulf Cooperation Council states, drawing accusations from Saudi Arabia and its allies of serving Iranian interests. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel accused the U.S. president of fanning conflict in the Middle East and risking a " new spiral in arms sales" with his remarks. [Full Article...]


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