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Nick Clegg loses his seat in Sheffield Hallam

Nick Clegg loses his seat in Sheffield Hallam If Mr Corbyn was the biggest victor, then Mrs May must also be the biggest loser. LABOUR may have won enough support in the South East to overtake the Conservatives , according to an exclusive nationwide survey of voting intentions. Three in 10 of respondents who said they were not sure what their vote would be at the start of the campaign are now behind Labour, compared to three per cent who... [Full Article...]

Cosby feared accuser in sexual assault trial was recording their conversations

The trial is expected to run almost two weeks, with the defense launching their case in the next few days. "We're over the telephone and I'm not sending anything over the mail and I'm not giving away anything", Cosby testified. A deposition from that civil suit reveals that Cosby saw his encounter with Constand as consensual and was more concerned about coming across as "a dirty old man " inter... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom election powerbrokers: who are the DUP?

In order to remain in power, Conservative party leader Theresa May on Friday struck a deal with a tiny Irish party which has links to paramilitary groups, count climate change deniers among its most prominent members, is anti same sex marriage and abortion, and has a sizeable portion of its membership who believe in young earth creationism. [Full Article...]

General Election 2017: First results start coming in

General Election 2017: First results start coming in The Conservatives were in second place with 9,134 votes and the Liberal Democrats in third with 1,812. UKIP came in fourth with 1,315 votes and the Greens were last with 755. Labour also held Houghton & Sunderland South. In 2015, the well-oiled machine was able to declare the city's three MPs within an hour and a half of the polls closing, before anyone else had been named a victor. [Full Article...]

What's a hung Parliament? Implications of the UK election

Even if May remains at the helm of the next government , she will have to negotiate a Brexit agreement that will have little chance of getting through the House of Commons, as all other parties (including even Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party , on which her next government would have to rely) want a relatively soft Brexit . [Full Article...]

British PM Theresa May's statement in Downing Street

The government I lead will put fairness and opportunity at the heart of everything we do so that we will fulfil the promise of Brexit together, and over the next five years build a country in which no one and no community is left behind, a country in which prosperity and opportunity are shared across this United Kingdom. [Full Article...]

No date for Putin-Trump meeting, media likely to be excluded - Izvestia

No date for Putin-Trump meeting, media likely to be excluded - Izvestia The story in question quoted the emir as saying "There is no wisdom in harboring hostility towards Iran". "Well, fake is fake". Earlier on June 6, U.S. Media watchdog slams closure of Al Jazeera in Saudi: Reporters without Borders yesterday condemned Saudi Arabia's decision to close the Riyadh office of Qatar's Al Jazeera network after the kingdom and other Arab states severed ties with the e... [Full Article...]

Angus King on Trump-Comey 'tapes': 'Release them'

Discussing the Oval Office meeting where Comey says Trump asked him to back off Flynn, Feinstein asked: "Why didn't you stop and say, 'Mr". "The thing is, this was just another log on the fire, because America is going to continue to push forward on this". [Full Article...]

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

But after increasing his majority from 589 votes in the 2015 General Election to 9,639 on Thursday, the young moderate said: "We've seen Jeremy Corbyn at his best during this election and Theresa May at her worst". As a leader of a minority government, May will be forced to adopt a more consensus based approach, and this could lead her vulnerable to rivals within the party, should Brexit n... [Full Article...]

Xi says China, India should focus on cooperation

Xi says China, India should focus on cooperation PM Modi spoke on the need for enhancing connectivity in the region, adding it was key to boosting trade and investment. The SCO acts as a China-dominated security group with special focus on Central Asia. Meanwhile, addressing the SCO summit , Sharif said: "The SCO goals resonate with Pakistan's national ethos, and so do the core values of the Shanghai spirit and the SCO charter with our own ques... [Full Article...]

May Condemns Trump's Attack on Khan as She Backs London Mayor

On Tuesday morning he reiterated his stance, telling the BBC that "there are so many things Donald Trump is wrong about, and in those circumstances I'm not in favour of a state visit". The London Mayor actually said that Londoners should not be alarmed at the sight of the extra armed police officers that would be deployed across the city in the wake of the attack on London Bridge and Borou... [Full Article...]

Women make historic advance with more than 200 elected as MPs

Women make historic advance with more than 200 elected as MPs The vote did not return a clear victor as Prime Minister Theresa May's party lost the ruling majority in Westminster and will now have to find new allies to retain the leadership of the country and of her own party. That's equal to half of all the MPs, plus one. Layla Moran has become the only Liberal Democrats BAME MP who overturned a Conservative majority of almost 10,000 to take the Oxford... [Full Article...]

Stanley Cup: Sidney Crosby punches PK Subban's face into ice

Stanley Cup: Sidney Crosby punches PK Subban's face into ice The Predators have been a remarkable team throughout the postseason, winning three playoff series from the No. 2 wild-card position in the Western Conference. For starters, his throw should have led to a penalty which would have negated the Penguins' fifth goal of the night. The Stanley Cup will be in Nashville on Sunday, but it won't be prepped for the Predators. [Full Article...]

Trump tweets reaction to Comey hearing: 'Complete vindication'

Trump tweets reaction to Comey hearing: 'Complete vindication' European countries and others expressed concern last month when Trump did not mention the clause in a speech at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters in Brussels. and WOW, Comey is a leaker!" It said that in addition to showing America's support of Poland, the trip will also emphasize the president's commitment to strengthening NATO's "collective defense". [Full Article...]

London police arrest 6 as attack footage is released

London police arrest 6 as attack footage is released Butt's family said Wednesday they were "shocked and appalled" by his actions. Butt was a British national who was born in Pakistan. Britain's Daily Telegraph reported late Wednesday that Butt worked as an office administrator at the fast food chain KFC in the suburb of East Ham between 2012 and 2015. [Full Article...]

Fmr. Panamanian Dictator Manuel Noriega Dies

Fmr. Panamanian Dictator Manuel Noriega Dies With the knowledge of U.S. officials, Noriega formed "the hemisphere's first narcokleptocracy", a U.S. Senate subcommittee report said , calling him, "the best example in recent U.S. Born in the tough Panama City neighborhood of San Felipe on February 11, 1934, less than a mile from the USA -controlled Panama Canal Zone, Noriega was raised by a family friend. [Full Article...]

President Trump's First Live Press Conference Since Comey Hearing

President Trump's First Live Press Conference Since Comey Hearing President Donald Trump says the United States is committed to the mutual defense of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members, casting aside concerns that his failure to mention the commitment last month weakened the alliance. But yes, absolutely, I'd be committed to Article 5". President Trump said he would be "one hundred percent" willing to testify under oath about his conversations wi... [Full Article...]

Iran minister rejects Trump's condolences for attacks as 'repugnant'

Iran minister rejects Trump's condolences for attacks as 'repugnant' A police officer stands guard as vehicles drive in front of Iran's parliament building in Tehran , Iran, Thursday, May 8, 2017. Iranian leaders sought to play down the attacks, with supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei saying: "These firecrackers that happened today will not have the slightest effect on the will of the people". [Full Article...]

Three men arrested in connection with Manchester attack released without charge

Three men arrested in connection with Manchester attack released without charge The public are being asked to contact the police immediately if they see the piece of luggage, which officers have no reason to believe contains anything unsafe but are asking people to be cautious. The arrested suspects haven't been identified or charged. "I do think it is right that MI5 take a look at their processes to ensure that they work to the best of the possible limits to make sure th... [Full Article...]

In defeat for Theresa May, Conservatives lose majority in UK Parliament

Donald Tusk, president of the European Commission, urged the May government to get on with negotiations, noting that the United Kingdom has less than two years to extricate itself from the EU - which is considered a gargantuan task. She will nearly certainly have to fend off strong leadership challenges precisely when she must settle such complex matters as the rights of European Union citizens li... [Full Article...]


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